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6/9/20 2:58 P

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Hello, I'm here because I was having an anaphylactic response to a food allergen. The doctor gave me a painful COVID-19 test and said maybe it was anxiety even though I wasn't anxious at the time. My friend showed me the This Week Tonight about medical bias and how doctors use anxiety as an umbrella term for "I don't know what it is, and you happen to be female." Then I talked with two friends who've had struggles with foods and had to eat healthy out of necessity. One of them told me how wheat is genetically modified and sprayed with tons of pesticides. She introduced me to Bright Line Eating. I'm new to the concept, and the beginning could be a challenge for me, but I thought it's a good place to start.



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4/23/20 3:00 A

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Hello, I am Christina, I am 55 years old and living in The Netherlands. That makes participiation on SP somehwat hard because due to the European privacy laws, SP does not send me notifications of new posts on teams and threads. I only get notified of sparkmail messages and of new blogs if I subscribe to them, and of comments on my own blogs.
So if I post something and you reply to it and I don't respond, that's because I don't get notified of your reply! You can always reach me through a personal sparkmail though.

I have ordered thebook Bright Lines Eating but it will take 4 weeks before I receive it. Therefore I've been watching vlogs by Susan Peirce Thompson and reading articles online.
I wonder if it would be okay for me to ask a few questions about Bright Lines Eating on this forum? As I 'can't wait' (but will HAVE TO) until I get my copy of the book. I didn't want to order it as an e-book because I know that if a book is truly good, I want to have the printed version, that is just so much more handy for me.

I like to join in challenges and check in, BUT again, I don't get notified of new posts so I tend to forget to go back to a thread to see if anyone posted... When I join a challenge I do create a reminder though to post frequently.


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1/21/20 3:42 A

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thank you. I managed to cook dinner last night (bit slow but that's ok since I'm having to cancel work because I can't drive).
teens have grown into adults and it was the 8yr olds ice skating birthday party where I broke the wrist (someone knocked me over from behind).
even with a plaster on my weight is slight;y down!!!
very glad its my left not right
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1/20/20 11:16 A

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@TESSABROCK Oh no! Sorry you're having a rough time. I'll be praying for you for a quick healing for your wrist. emoticon

In the meantime, a couple suggestions for veggies: 1) use frozen pre-chopped (you could thaw them in the fridge first before adding to salads; 2) get one of those pre-chopped "party trays" for the week - I've used these more than once when I just needed quick and easy, they're wonderful for dipping into hummus for a meal, or adding to salads; 3) do you have any teenagers you could enlist to help with your chopping? Maybe pay them a small allowance for their help? Teenagers are always looking for extra cash, lol! Just a few ideas that come to mind immediately, let us know how it works out. :-)

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1/19/20 6:46 P

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and no I've broken my wrist, not sure how I'm going to get on wir=th chopping and cooking. luckily its the left!
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1/17/20 6:59 P

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I'm wobbling, a good week, a bad week, a mediocre week.....
Planned my food for tomorrow to take with me-that should help

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1/9/20 2:42 P

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Tessa, congrats to getting back on track, I'm glad you see the weight coming off.
Rachel, indeed it was a like wading in a minefield of temptations LOL... I'm happy to be back to normal routines!
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Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 1/9/2020 (14:43)
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Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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1/9/20 11:23 A

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Hey Tessa, Happy New Year! :-) The holidays are certainly an extremely challenging time when you're trying to stick to an eating plan - it's like wading through a minefield of temptations! I think only a rare few make it through completely undamaged, and then usually because they have a much higher control over what exact foods they have to choose from. Not everyone is so fortunate. So glad you are giving yourself grace for doing as best as you could in those circumstances. And you're doing exactly the right thing now, getting back up on your eating plan again! Honestly I felt so relieved once the holidays were over that I could actually start preparing my own food again (and I don't even like to cook, lol!). It's good that we have our "home base" of meals and routines to come back to and get us on track again - I believe this is essential to our long-term success and commitment.

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1/9/20 3:04 A

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I went off plan over christmas-I spent too much time in the kitchen. I'm not surprised and not too concerned.
I'm getting back to plan and seeing the weight I gained disappearing which is nice. We are back into our normal routine which helps too.

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12/18/19 2:29 A

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Rachel, that's what I do too: dinner prep is part of my morning routine.
I never leave for work without making sure dinner will be ready in 10 minutes when I get home after work.This is my best insurance against willpower gap.
In maintenance, we get to eat cooked grains at lunch and dinner, which is red or white quinoa, brown rice or bulgur for me. I put them on the stove and they cook nicely while I'm having breakfast, even brown rice which takes 30-45 minutes.
Then I add lots of vegetables (raw or cooked), olive oil, and for protein usually legumes (batch cooked and frozen), rarely eggs or cheese.
Automaticity and simplicity are my best friends.

Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 12/18/2019 (02:30)
Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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12/17/19 6:41 P

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Hi Tessa! Sorry, I forgot to subscribe to this discussion so I'm just seeing your reply. I find the YouTube vlogs that STP puts out to also be helpful, and I believe you can still subscribe for free to receive them weekly by email (that's what I did first, before I signed up for the 14-Day Challenge). And the book is also very helpful.

For lunches during the work week, I find it easiest to do salads - 2 oz lettuce, 4 oz additional veggies, 6 oz beans or 4 oz. cooked meat. Oil dressing for your fat serving. And your piece of fruit. Easy to throw together in the morning while also prepping your breakfast. :-)

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12/11/19 2:57 P

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Tessa, great job on the planned breakfasts and dinners!
I hear you, Christmas time and lots of visitors create challenging food situations.
It is good to have a plan ready.
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Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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12/11/19 2:54 P

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Rachel, congrats to the 10 pounds lost!
It is great that measuring food and making breakfast feels natural to you, and I'm so glad to hear you are experiencing the liberating aspect of the plan.
Following a plan makes things easier for sure!
I'm not a big cook myself either, I only cook real meals 1-2 times per week, mostly in the weekend, for family.
During the week I just toss together grains, protein, fat, vegetables, without any complicated recipe. If ingredients are fresh and tasty, the meal will be delicious and colorful.

Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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12/11/19 1:37 P

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Raaisready, I haven't done 14 day challenge or bootcamp. I have listened to the videos and I read the FB page. I think I'm doing it OK and weight is going (slowly).
Planning is really helpful, I'm getting better at it! I have the same breakfast and I've always planned dinner but lunch tends to be whatever is around, this doesn't work so well now.
Slightly dreading having lots of visitors around Christmas and planning food for that, think things may get a bit wobbly, then back on track in January-that would be OK with me.

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12/10/19 5:25 P

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Hello everyone~ I've been participating in Marilyn's team for a few weeks now and just discovered this group through Kriszta. I started the BLE 14-Day Challenge on November 9th and have continued following the same principles for another 2 weeks, and to date have lost 10 pounds! I can't afford the boot camp so I'm just planning to continue working the principles on my own and by finding community here on SP and also watching the BLE vlogs on YouTube as needed. I'm grateful for the simplicity of this program and that it's been mostly easy for me to follow, because of the planning-ahead factor. As a single woman I have never been great about cooking for myself so my biggest challenge right now is developing that habit of cooking and doing dishes constantly (I know, poor me, right? I'm sure those of you with kids are rolling your eyes right now, lol!). Also making sure I have fresh veggies in stock on a regular basis. Weighing my food however is starting to feel natural, I can get breakfast ready with hardly a thought now. I thought this would be the worst part but it has really been liberating, once you get a feel for the regular portions of food you're supposed to eat. I'm so grateful to have found this program, and to have found this supportive community! :-)

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11/30/19 4:42 A

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Hi dear Team,
the new team Marilyn set up to support readers of the Bright Line Eating book is very well organized, and I recommend it to everyone who wants to read and discuss the book.
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Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 11/30/2019 (04:43)
Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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11/27/19 2:44 P

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Just thought it was time to check in and share how I am doing

Day 23 of following this program and am down 17.7 pounds - Loving it.

I have another group (Kristza is a member of it) that is called
No Sugar, No Flour using BLE guidelines.
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
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ividual.asp?gid=71456


I have set it up a bit different then this one - have a look at it reading the information threads first before joining - and if you think it will help you to join it please come and do so. I am not suggesting to leave this great group but you now have the choice of 2 groups for this program - the new group all that come and join are asked to participate regularly so you might want to consider that - posting at least once per week would be a good start but more would be better in order to give everyone the encouragement needed.

At any rate I am 23 days 100% complaint and never felt better - look forward to hearing from everyone either here or at the new group

Focusing on the journey to living healthy
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Christians weighing in with Christ
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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10/7/19 3:34 A

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Hi Berni, congratulations to your success with BLE!
Sounds like you have a strong established practice in the community support aspects of BLE, I imagine it is very helpful for yourself and for your group members. Brilliant!
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Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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10/5/19 7:33 P

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1. I just celebrated my 2 year bright line eating anniversary. I lost 85 pounds in year 1 and 30 pounds in year 2. I'm trying very hard to get to OneDerland and just a week ago introduced intermittent fasting, which has started my weight loss again. I heard about BLE one day and was in bootcamp the next.
2. I've read - well listened - to Susan's book a couple of times. I have a Bright Line Freedom master mind group that gathers 1x a month, and I facilitate our area's local Brightest meetup once or twice a month. I have one buddy that I check in with regularly.
3. I just hope to see more posts. I am not sure that many Bright Line eaters are here but I find the tracking here easy and I love having the reports to help me see where I'm at.

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9/8/19 4:04 P

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I joined BLE in Jan 2017, joined a bootcamp and then Bright Lifers. At the time, a friend gave me a discount to a bootcamp. This was really helpful and I eventually lost 34 lbs in ten months. I looked great and was very thin. And kept it off. Then 3 cruises and vacations later, I have slowly gained back 15. I would like to be in control again so would love to have some buddies to work with. I appreciate your help.
Read the book
Listened to the book while on a long road trip
Bootcamp
Bright Lifers
Two current groups on facebook; We Eat Bright with Lines and Bright Line Disciples. I have my bootcamp for life but folks have fallen off although many have maintained. Carol

Pursue the things that make you feel alive and fill you with joy and balance.!


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9/8/19 12:19 P

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#1 introduce yourself briefly to the team:
I'm 51 years old, have two adult children, and I live with husband, daughter and a cat.
I'm not a native English speaker, I'm Hungarian.
I joined SP in 2011, I reached my goal weight in the same year, and have maintained it successfully, with some fluctuations, though.

#2 what Bright Line Eating materials have you used? (boot camp, v-logs, BLE book...)
I heard about BLE from a Spark Friend in 2015, took the quiz, watched the videos and started to follow the 4 rules... and I still do!
When the BLE book came out in November 2015, I bought and read it immediately, and I loved it, so brilliant and logical!

#3 what activities would you like to join in our team? (daily check in, Bright Lines message boards, BLE book group reading, seasonal challenges... anything else?)
I'm looking forward to your responses regarding this! : )

Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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9/8/19 12:05 P

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Hi dear Bright Liners Eating Healthy!

This challenge is about making our team active, supportive and fun!
I would like you to introduce yourself briefly,
and then respond to any or all questions.

#1 introduce yourself briefly to the team:

#2 what Bright Line Eating materials have you used? (boot camp, v-logs, BLE book...)

#3 what activities would you like to join in our team? (daily check in, Bright Lines message boards, BLE book group reading, seasonal challenges... anything else?)

Link to official Bright Line Eating home page:
brightlineeating.com/what-is
-ble/


Link to searchable Frequently Asked Questions:
support.brightlineeating.com
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enter/food/



Thank you!

Kriszta

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Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 10/5/2019 (05:08)
Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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