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nicoles wrote:Congratulations on anticipating the plateau, and taking steps to deal with it head-on without pretending you did not need to.
Thank you. I knew a plateau was an eventuality and was actually surprised it didn't come sooner.nicoles wrote:Congratulations on anticipating the plateau, and taking steps to deal with it head-on without pretending you did not need to.
I can understand that. I don't think I'll understand what real hunger is anytime soon.nicoles wrote:I have been trying to find what real hunger is for awhile, and I find it really difficult.
I can't wait to share those pics!bunsofaluminum wrote:and your courage to keep plugging along, through the volume eating thing...yeah, you're doing it. I can hardly wait to see your pics when you are at your target weight
kirstykay wrote:I've spent most of my life struggling with compulsive overeating and binge eating, and only the MWL way of life has offered me any relief. I've tried all kinds of emotional and spiritual approaches to try to "fix" what was wrong with me, but honestly, I believe it was the food! Have you seen the lecture from Doug Lisle called "How to lose weight without losing your mind"? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAdqLB6bTuQ
Change is scary for everyone. Some embrace it more readily than others. I haven't been the weight I am now since about 1991-1992. That's a long time and I'm not used to it. I still think like an extremely fat person. I still pay close attention to where I step when walking on porches and up/down steps to make sure I'm stepping where the supports underneath are. I still size up every chair I sit in to make sure it'll support me. I still think all too often "I can't do that" simply because for so many years I couldn't.... I too am not sure how to "be me", but I'm enjoying the process of finding out. In this regard I feel like a kid again!Hazel3 wrote: I think I was scared of the change. Maybe it's more of a female thing, but just not sure who I was at the smaller weight and not sure how to be me if I got smaller. Has that ever happened to you?
Thank you! I have been through a lot in life and being able to help others gives me the perspective that all those years of life weren't just wasted. That what I'm now learning to overcome can be of benefit to many more people than just myself. I'm reminded of this often enough. Just last evening as I was walking a man drove by in a car and stopped to talk to me. I don't recall ever seeing him or speaking to him and have no idea where he lives, but he obviously lives nearby because he said he has been watching me walking this past year and the transformation he's seen in me has been motivation for him to get his own health in order. He told me he's now lost 80 pounds! I have no idea what he's done to lose that 80 pounds but it made my entire day to know that I was the motivator to get him started!Hazel3 wrote:Thank you for sharing your journey. You have surely helped many.
Norm wrote:Since the reduction in food volume I consistently weigh 2 to 3 pounds more at night before bedtime than I do in the morning after using the restroom. This has been consistent throughout the 3 weeks I've been at this. But before then, I consistently weighed 5 to 7 pounds heavier at bedtime as compared to the following morning after a bowel movement. That's 3 to 4 pounds difference in the night time weights, and I'd venture a guess that this accurately reflects the change in volume of my daily bowel movements. That's a lot, and you can consider it food for thought. Or not!
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