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    I'm doing this for mood reasons - physically vlc...

    I'm doing this for mood reasons - physically vlc works, but my mood tanks every time. Carb cycling sends me into binge-land.

    I did manage to eat the starch, but not the second level sugary veges...
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    Hmmm - just rereading some of this, and wondering...

    Hmmm - just rereading some of this, and wondering about appetite/blood sugar/cravings etc. Has RS really helped with those things?? When I was doing vlc I had good blood sugar control and lost the...
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    Really fast post today - I'm due in a meeting in...

    Really fast post today - I'm due in a meeting in 5 minutes!!

    About 4 hours of sleep last night . . . I had red wine at dinner time, and should know by now that alcohol = really rapid pulse and...
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    Wow, I weighed out 250g of kumara last night...

    Wow, I weighed out 250g of kumara last night (sweet potato) and then didn't have room to eat more than a tiny amount of protein. This isn't as easy as it looks!

    I get bad bloating with rice, but...
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    I was teaching for the last 2 days, so today I'm...

    I was teaching for the last 2 days, so today I'm tired but in a good way. I have a peaceful day planned today, catching up on things, then a really busy week for the next 7 days! I'll be racing...
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    Thanks Energy and Paula. I'll try weighing the...

    Thanks Energy and Paula. I'll try weighing the starches for a while and see what they look like on a plate!
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    Energy, what are the 5 rules of leptin?? This...

    Energy, what are the 5 rules of leptin??

    This is a fantastic idea for a thread, Paula. I've been kind of PHD for a while - I tried low carb and VLC but my mood tanks every time. I am also in the...
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    Thanks Neeleh - it's nice to think that this...

    Thanks Neeleh - it's nice to think that this looong and slow journey I'm on might help someone else, even if it's just to know that progress is possible!!

    My bloating and general misery passed on...
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    No emotional meltdowns this week :D. Instead I've...

    No emotional meltdowns this week :D. Instead I've had bloating, a bit of nausea and a lot of diarrhoea. Not much pain, though. I just keep telling myself that this is a healing process - and it's...
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    Soooo bloated and sore from about 5pm last night....

    Soooo bloated and sore from about 5pm last night. I have a very loose skirt with a shirred elastic waist that usually slides down, but last night it was so tight I had to take it off. Hopefully it'll...
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    I have that arch - I'm working with a physio to...

    I have that arch - I'm working with a physio to correct it, and am getting lots less discomfort in my ankles, legs and hips from normal daily activity as it's reducing. In the video above her back...
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    Back from the physio - he said it's common to...

    Back from the physio - he said it's common to have fear/anxiety/grief reactions during and after the sessions. I can feel the loosening in my body, and can also feel where I'm still rigid and tense....
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    Yeah, and if I lay in bed for a week I'd probably...

    Yeah, and if I lay in bed for a week I'd probably gain!! My metabolism remains 'deranged' :p.
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    They never make it to my fridge. I've stopped...

    They never make it to my fridge. I've stopped buying them!
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    Oh yum - are you talking about the dates that...

    Oh yum - are you talking about the dates that come in the little plastic containers at the supermarket - you can get them rolled in almonds or coconut?? Yeah, I can eat lots of them :p.

    I used to...
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    I didn't realise your pup was still so young!...

    I didn't realise your pup was still so young! You're dead right about being calm transmitting itself to them.

    Still tired, dammit. The magnesium is giving me stomach gripes, which it never did...
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    Happy April fools day :D. Gorgeous autumn up this...

    Happy April fools day :D. Gorgeous autumn up this way, with misty mornings and hot days.
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    Hi. I read your initial post about what you've...

    Hi. I read your initial post about what you've been doing and was caught by your description of your exercise experiences. It's so similar to mine! I talk to people on here about how they love their...
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    This is sooooo right!! In a very short period I...

    This is sooooo right!! In a very short period I went back to work and reduced carbs - in other words I increased my stress levels exponentially, got into body-hate mode because of my work clothes,...
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    OK, that has to have been my last low-carb...

    OK, that has to have been my last low-carb experiment EVER. Now that I'm back on carbs the panicky feeling has gone.

    The therapist was OK. I felt tired and emotional at the beginning, and more...
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    I'm staying home today for most of the day - I'm...

    I'm staying home today for most of the day - I'm exhausted, wired, and very sore. The sleep issue is part of it, but so is the standing desk! I've gone from sitting or lying down to work at home to...
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    Yes it does make sense - I've been looking at my...

    Yes it does make sense - I've been looking at my diet from too much of a short term perspective. Yesterday it was the result of inadvertently having very low carbs on Sunday and through Monday til...
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    I think so - I think it resets the cortisol cycle...

    I think so - I think it resets the cortisol cycle somehow. It's prescribed to take in the morning, although I usually like it at night.

    I've been reducing carbs, and having horrible feelings like...
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    Tired - sooo tired. I'm waking in the night,...

    Tired - sooo tired. I'm waking in the night, which means my cortisol is messed up again. I've ordered the magnesium supplement again; it worked really well last time, and I didn't need it while I was...
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    My less adventurous partner is actually a good...

    My less adventurous partner is actually a good grounding for me. If I really want/need something he doesn't stand in my way (even as far as moving Islands for me :)) - but he asks the kind of...
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