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    Update: deleting my account. In spite of being at...

    Update: deleting my account. In spite of being at goal, i still obsess over my weight and diet too much, which leads to binges etc. The only way to stop obsessing about it is to stop being obsessed -...
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    Ibuprofen and fasting

    Hi all,
    I have a friend who wants to do some intermittent fasting (8 hour eating window style), but due to arthritis someimes has to take ibuprofen. Ibuprofen needs to be taken with some food so as...
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    Scales are away again. I had some success...

    Scales are away again. I had some success resisting them enough to weight once per week...that lasted 1 week! I can't help myself. If they are in the house, no matter how much I want to resist them,...
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    Fair enough, although I'd at least get some more...

    Fair enough, although I'd at least get some more recent blood tests - anything could have happened in 8 months! I found that with NDT nothing happened for me - I was taking huuuge doses and still...
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    Do you have a link? But yeah, probably, I'm...

    Do you have a link?

    But yeah, probably, I'm always banging on about my thyroid!! I take the Australian version of Cytomel, yes. i stopped NDT as it was just exacerbating my problems. BUT I had all...
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    I decided to day that I am just going to maintain...

    I decided to day that I am just going to maintain my weight at 60kg. I won't be any happier with my body at 58kg, I think I need to work on liking my body as it is, or I'll never be happy, if that...
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    Woo day 2 of the 8 hour eating window approach...

    Woo day 2 of the 8 hour eating window approach AND i'm loving it. I don't really feel hungry til about 11am anyway, and then it's just a short wait until I can open the ol' eating window. Much...
  8. Hey - I came across this journal and was...

    Hey - I came across this journal and was surprised to see you eat wheat. But pleasantly surprised - I started eating wheat again recently, and contrary to everyone else's experiences, my digestion is...
  9. I just want to second getting your thyroid...

    I just want to second getting your thyroid checked. Before I found out I was hypothyroid (low in T3 even though I was taking T4, and a high reverse T3) I was in the EXACT same position as you. I...
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    Alrighty, day 1 of my first week on 16:8, and all...

    Alrighty, day 1 of my first week on 16:8, and all is going well. I didn't do it over the weekend as I just needed a break from fasting altogether. Although I went out for brunch yesterday and had a...
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    I don't know what it is, but I just cannot do any...

    I don't know what it is, but I just cannot do any more 500 calorie days! Even once a week! I dunno if it's because I am just weird, whether I am too much a slave to my hunger, whether it's my...
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    Yeah I have heard all the horror stories too! I...

    Yeah I have heard all the horror stories too! I think in the past my problem has been giving it up cold turkey. I eventually crack and go back to it, but straight back in the deep end with 2 cans per...
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    I have decided to change up the fasting a bit. I...

    I have decided to change up the fasting a bit. I have been really struggling with two fast days per week - usually I do one well, and the other not so well (end up eating closer to 1000 than 500)....
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    No I haven't read that one, but you're probably...

    No I haven't read that one, but you're probably right it's probably similar. I think it's based loosley around Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - being conscious of the problem and thinking through it...
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    I'm off to lunch again today, this time with my...

    I'm off to lunch again today, this time with my husband and some of his friends. I am going to put these new techniques into practice again.

    Namely - I can order whatever I want off the menu.
    I...
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    If I ate when hungry I'd eat all day long. If I...

    If I ate when hungry I'd eat all day long. If I think about it I can conjur up some hunger pretty much immediately at any time of the day or night. Just talking about this is making my peckish...So...
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    woo! Glad to hear it! I must say, there must...

    woo! Glad to hear it!

    I must say, there must DEFINITELY be something to this combo of 5:2 and the 'Eating Less' techniques. I haven't been counting calories on my feast days, and still lost a half...
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    I'm quite surprised - another week of 5:2, not...

    I'm quite surprised - another week of 5:2, not counting calories on feast days, and I went and lost a half a kilo! I was really expecting a STS this week. But I'll take it! I also tried my first 24...
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    It's a slow process, and I don't want to get...

    It's a slow process, and I don't want to get ahead of myself, but I think this method for dealing with overeating is slowly working. Obviously a long way to go yet, but by 'choosing' to not overeat,...
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    Thanks i'll check it out!

    Thanks i'll check it out!
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    Has anyone made it to a point where they want to...

    Has anyone made it to a point where they want to maintain their weight? Just wondering how this works - do you back off on the number of down days or...??
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    Favourite nugget of gold from the book so far: ...

    Favourite nugget of gold from the book so far:
    -Feeling addictive desire (in the form of hunger, cravings, desire, compulsion to eat) need not be a negative thing. Instead of reacting to it with...
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    Not weighing myself is so hard! I weighed on...

    Not weighing myself is so hard! I weighed on Saturday, and maintained the 60kg without calorie counting, so that's good! Now I just have to stay off them til next Saturday. I keep getting urges to...
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    Hey! I haven't posted in a while, mainly because...

    Hey! I haven't posted in a while, mainly because there are too many posts to catch up on, but thought I'd update my progress. I have been doing two fasts a week (500cals) for about 12 weeks now...
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    I would hate to get to the end of my life and...

    I would hate to get to the end of my life and realise I spent my best years worrying about my appearance. Life is short, and this life may be all there is.

    I'm 28 and have agonised about the way...
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