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  • Originally posted by Judg View Post
    I have a motivation drawer. I buy my clothes a wee bit too tight for me, and stack them in order of tightness in my drawer. Every time I see a new number on the scale (before the decimal), I get to reward myself with a new item from the drawer. When the weight loss was faster, I had to drop more, but now it's for each and every pound. Not too expensive really, because I buy them on special or at thrift stores, and most of them are things I would have had to buy eventually anyway, like the pair of black pants that are waiting for me about three or four pounds from now. I've no more that fit, so there's a great motivation right there. I want those pants!

    I don't understand people who "reward" themselves for weight loss with sundaes or something similar. Clothes make so much more sense...
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    • Originally posted by Judg View Post
      I have a motivation drawer. I buy my clothes a wee bit too tight for me, and stack them in order of tightness in my drawer. Every time I see a new number on the scale (before the decimal), I get to reward myself with a new item from the drawer. When the weight loss was faster, I had to drop more, but now it's for each and every pound. Not too expensive really, because I buy them on special or at thrift stores, and most of them are things I would have had to buy eventually anyway, like the pair of black pants that are waiting for me about three or four pounds from now. I've no more that fit, so there's a great motivation right there. I want those pants!

      I don't understand people who "reward" themselves for weight loss with sundaes or something similar. Clothes make so much more sense...
      That's a cool idea. Similar to my plans. I'm hoping to get to a small enough size where nothing I have fits any more. But it'll be a while. For now I'm trying to decide whether to buy any intermediate size bras. The 34I's I have right now are getting a little big in the cup (YAY!), but I'll be done nursing in ~5 weeks (DS turns 2). So not sure if I should just wait a couple months to see what size I land in. I have some smaller sizes, but just random ones I bought while pregnant and didn't wear very long. I wish they weren't so expensive!

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      • Originally posted by nikitakolata View Post
        I have a quick question about IFing. I pretty much IF every day. I eat dinner around 7:30/8:00 pm, then don't eat again until lunch the next day. If I feel hungry my lunch will be pretty early (around 11:00), but some days I don't have lunch until 2:00pm. I don't know if it's a bad idea, but I really don't want food in the morning, so I don't think it is doing any harm. It's not like I'm losing weight or anything, even though that's the whole reason I started doing PB.
        I IF about 19 hours a day and eat from 2:30 to 7:30 pm. I find I am definitely eating less and I feel full for the first time in a long time. Because I am tandem nursing I have added a whey protein drink that
        I mix with three raw eggs - I just felt I wasn't getting enough protein because I would get full faster. I do like this as I can tell I am leaning out. On the weekend I might eat lunch to shake things up. It's funny because I realize how my instincts as a kid were so primal but my parents told me it was bad - I always liked eating later in the day thus doing a natural IF, I always hated bread and beans, I always wanted to eat the meat fat....
        Home birthing legal mama. Unschooler. Jewish Intactivist (step away from the foreskin!). Full-term breastfeeder. Kettlebell padawan.

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        • Originally posted by Judg View Post
          I have a motivation drawer. I buy my clothes a wee bit too tight for me, and stack them in order of tightness in my drawer. Every time I see a new number on the scale (before the decimal), I get to reward myself with a new item from the drawer. When the weight loss was faster, I had to drop more, but now it's for each and every pound. Not too expensive really, because I buy them on special or at thrift stores, and most of them are things I would have had to buy eventually anyway, like the pair of black pants that are waiting for me about three or four pounds from now. I've no more that fit, so there's a great motivation right there. I want those pants!

          I don't understand people who "reward" themselves for weight loss with sundaes or something similar. Clothes make so much more sense...
          I would much rather reward myself with smaller, cuter clothes too. Right now my thing is closet-shopping. When I drop a few pounds or notice that a skirt that previously fit ok is now loose, I'll try on something in my closet that I know is smaller, to see if I can fit in it again.

          Today I had a mini-woot: I put on one of my company logo polo shirts, and had to take it off because it was too big! It was like a sack on me. I ended up grabbing another polo that a month ago was still too tight around the middle, and it fits perfectly now.
          The only bummer is that I'm going to have to get smaller company logo shirts now, and they're not cheap!

          Re: rewarding with food - that's one thing that Primal has "fixed" for me. Food is fuel. It can be tasty, melt-in-your-mouth fuel, but it is fuel nonetheless. Putting the wrong kind of fuel in my body is just as bad as putting unleaded petrol in a diesel engine - it won't work. So I'm not going to reward a loss on the scale with the food that got me fat in the first place!

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          • That spam is called "forum scraping". There's software that will scrape bits of other forum posts using search keywords so as to fill up the board. Some people use it to populate their own forum/blog comments with lots of legitimate-looking posts so as to make it look more active. Some people use it to hammer at someone else's site in an attempt to bring it down or fill it up with links to their own products so as to "destroy" their competitor. I suspect most use it to fill up this forum with phony users that will eventually have links either in their about me page or in the signature line. Since weight loss is an incredibly popular search engine term, this forum is total bot bait.
            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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            • Wow, thanks for the explanation, sbhikes. Very interesting. I don't have a devious enough mind I guess.

              Yeah, I "closet shop" too. I (sadly) have about 3, maybe even 4, sizes currently in the closet. And I even have some pants from waaaaay back when to hopefully get into some day. Then there are the denim hiphuggers from the early '70's that I still have -- you know, the favorite pair, with so many memories that you keep them even though you "know" you'll never fit back into them? Those are strictly sentimental. Even if I got down to a similar weight, I don't think the body proportions will ever be the same. But if I ever DO fit into them, you can be certain that they will be in MY success story!
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              • I do the clothes reward also. Last year I had lost down to a size M top and a 10 pant - briefly before a 2 week cruise/florida vacation. When I came home I had gained 10 pounds - and by the end of the summer I was back in my XL tops and 16 jeans! UGH! So, I have a closet full of really cute clothes awaiting me! Sure looking foreward to it!

                Have a great friday girls!
                1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                2. Eat to heal
                3. Move to live
                4. Embrace today
                5. Live with intention
                6. Respect my body
                7. Cultivate joy
                8. Find my passion
                9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                • I was fat for so long I had no skinny clothes left. And I send my clothes to Salvation Army as a I shrink out of them in order to burn my bridges behind me. If I get fat again, I will have to pay for it, literally, and as I am supremely cheap, I would be obliged to get my act back together to avoid spending the money. Spending the money on cute skinny clothes is somehow so much less painful... LOL!

                  But I imagine fitting back into favourite skinny clothes would be a wonderful reward too, like meeting up with an old friend.

                  I also buy sexy underwear or nightgowns periodically as a celebration/reward. For some strange reason, hubby (who is also very cheap) never, ever asks about the price.

                  Jaradel, fun isn't it? I have saved my favourite fat pants as a reminder. I climb into them every so often and marvel at how much room there is in there now. And you can bet I'm going to take a picture when the whole process is finished.

                  sbhikes, thanks for the explanation. Your "suspicion" makes a lot of sense to me. Forum-scraping, now I'll know what to say when I tattle on them.
                  5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                  Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                  Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                  More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                  - Lewis Mumford

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                  • Yeah, well, I'm a web developer by profession. Even I could write software to programmatically create users and post topics to a forum like this. I'm surprised they don't do more to stop it here. Stopping it takes a lot more effort, but I looked it up and there is lots of software to reduce this type of spam and not the stupid captcha things either that they tried recently to everyone's frustration.

                    I so wish I had some 70s hip-huggers in the bottom of my closet. Sadly I was too fat back then for such things (and probably a tad too young, too.) I was so jealous of my best friend who had a great figure and the coolest pair of jeans that she had covered in embroidery. I was too fat to bring that much attention to my own jeans.

                    I keep all my fat pants and just wear them with a belt or sew some darts in the back of the waist. I've sent a few off to charity but mostly they still all fit, at least well enough for sloppy Saturdays.
                    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                    • You girls are so fun to "read"!

                      I have some exciting news to shout out! I've lost a couple more pounds! I think the Kelp must be helping my metabolism. And I'm eating bacon and eggs for breakfast again - and still losing! I'm so excited!
                      1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                      2. Eat to heal
                      3. Move to live
                      4. Embrace today
                      5. Live with intention
                      6. Respect my body
                      7. Cultivate joy
                      8. Find my passion
                      9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                      • Heads up for any nerdy ladies out there

                        This chap has done work on progesterone / oestrogen. Given PB's "neglect" of the area I'm going to be reading up. I haven't read any of these yet, but the "Peat diet" seems to be vaguely PB compatible.

                        Articles by Ray Peat - Index

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                        • Originally posted by NorthernMonkeyGirl View Post
                          Heads up for any nerdy ladies out there

                          This chap has done work on progesterone / oestrogen. Given PB's "neglect" of the area I'm going to be reading up. I haven't read any of these yet, but the "Peat diet" seems to be vaguely PB compatible.

                          Articles by Ray Peat - Index
                          Interesting stuff!
                          Durp.

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                          • Since I hit my first 10lb loss mark this weekend, I ordered myself a new (smaller) bra. This losing weight could get expensive though in that department. How often do you ladies buy new bras? I anticipate losing a couple cup sizes between now and the end summer as I stop nursing. I'm not sure when to decide to go ahead and buy another bunch. Of course, if I get down to a size I can buy in store it won't be as costly. Hoping to go from a 34I to 34C/D, right now I'm down to a G/H.

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                            • Originally posted by teach2183 View Post
                              Since I hit my first 10lb loss mark this weekend, I ordered myself a new (smaller) bra. This losing weight could get expensive though in that department. How often do you ladies buy new bras? I anticipate losing a couple cup sizes between now and the end summer as I stop nursing. I'm not sure when to decide to go ahead and buy another bunch. Of course, if I get down to a size I can buy in store it won't be as costly. Hoping to go from a 34I to 34C/D, right now I'm down to a G/H.
                              You can send some your "extra" cup size to me! I'm barely a B, so I could use all the donations I can get!
                              Durp.

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                              • Originally posted by Sihana
                                Sports bras are the only way I can cope. :S Been losing a band size a month.

                                Wow! great job on the weight loss!
                                1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                                2. Eat to heal
                                3. Move to live
                                4. Embrace today
                                5. Live with intention
                                6. Respect my body
                                7. Cultivate joy
                                8. Find my passion
                                9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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