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    Jonsgirl's Atkins daily blah blah

    Hi I'm jonsgirl, just turned 33, mummy of a beautiful boy and married to Jon (obviously lol)

    returning to Atkins for the second time - I lost just over two stone in 2011 for my wedding and got down to 11 stone. Two years of married "bliss", takeaways, evenings out and weekends away have seen my weight climb to around the 14 stone mark which is the heaviest I have ever been.

    I've always been over weight and over the years I've flirted with slimming world (gained weight!!!) Dukan (fab for two weeks and then soooooo boring) and the 5:2 diet (ate everything in sight on the "up" days and kept putting off the "down" days. - again lasted two weeks)

    fast forward to June this year when all my excesses of the past two years come back to haunt me and I'm brought down to earth with a massive bump, sitting in the office of a fertility specialist where we have come to find out why we can't seem to have our much longed for second child after two years of trying. All of my friends are getting pregnant and having babies and we just assumed it would happen but every month we are disappointed and we get more and more depressed that it hasn't happened for us yet.

    He tells us quite abruptly that it's not going to happen for us at all and we will need to look at IVF.

    " ok" we say " let's get on with it"

    "ah not so fast - you have a child already so you will need to go private"

    again, ok, not ideal but luckily we can manage to fund it so we are much luckier than some people.

    haha of course it's not that simple. He looks me up and down then he weighs me and tells me I need a reality check and I am seriously obese and need to loose a significant amount of weight - thanks

    my BMI is up near 37 and because of my age and our problems he wants me to get it down to 30 before he will proceed.

    Generally they only require a BMI of 30 for the nhs patients and for the private they allow you to be up to BMI of 35. for that reason i don't think its fair that he's asking me to get down to 30 but he says our problem is severe that if i don't there would be no point going ahead as it just wouldn't work and we'd be wasting our money. plus I think they want to keep their success rates up.

    ok I say - I will do it and he gives me a look that says " yeah right, I've heard it all before"

    so here we are.

    I was devastated at what he said but actually he did me a massive favour. Firstly because i needed to hear it. (i am fat no getting away from it - my hubby tells me he likes me curvy and he loves me no matter what size i am which is lovely but it's not helping me - brutal honesty is what i need.)

    But most importantly it was that look the specialist gave me that was enough to spur me into action because, if nothing else, I am determined to prove I can do it. To march into his office next time significantly lighter and thinner and say "I told you I would do it"

    I decided to go back to Atkins because I know it works for me and, more importantly, it works quick which is what I need.

    So I am two weeks in and 12 1/4 lbs down - now tipping the scales at 13 stone and 1/4 pound - blooming quarter of a pound I wish it would clear off!

    anyway I've never written a diary before because I always feel that what I've got to say isn't really that interesting ( I lead quite a boring life lol ) I'm not sure whether anyone will read it and that's fine because writing it will help keep me focused on how far I've come and what I still need to do.

    so, that's it I guess. Fingers crossed for me that it works as well as last time because I'm determined to succeed and I now have the best reason in the world to be motivated
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    Brilliant to see you start a diary, hun, and keep the specialist's face in your mind as a real spur to help you through - because you will do it!

    All the best, Susie x

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    Thanks Susie,

    So, I'm feeling super energetic today for some reason and I've been running about all over the place - NOT like me at all, I don't usually stray far from the sofa on a day off unless we plan to go somewhere.

    i ate way too much yesterday - we went to the races and took a picnic and I stuffed my face - all legal stuff, chicken legs, oopsie roll sandwiches, sf jelly etc but just much more than I'd normally eat. Hubby had all sorts of lovely stuff which I managed to resist though so I am still proud of myself.

    so today I am back on it with a vengeance my menu today is:

    breakfast: black coffee with one sweetener
    lunch: two bratwurst, three rashers bacon, mayo.
    tea: steak and king prawns cooked in chilli and garlic butter. Vegetable bake.
    Snack: homemade low carb chocolate mousse.

    just need to see if I can track down my 30 day shred DVD as I think I might give it a go later.

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    Feeling really down today.

    i had one of those really vivid dreams I only seem to get when I'm on Atkins - do any of you get those or is it just me?

    anyhow I dreamed that I went to the clinic for my IVF and they told me they couldn't go ahead because I was already 10 weeks pregnant.

    i was thrilled, my hubby was over the moon and so were both of our families. We went out shopping for baby stuff and everything.

    and then I woke up and for a moment I was sooooooo happy. I even thought I must ring my boss and let her know. And then I realised that it was just a dream and now I just feel so devastated :-(

    i've already shouted at hubby and caused a row for no reason so I feel even worse now - more so because it was about food and he really has been so supportive even though he doesn't agree with the principles behind Atkins ( he's a devotee of slimming world and swears by that as the only "proper" way to lose weight) so I'll have to go make it up with him now as he's sulking.

    am going to try to cheer myself up and take the little one to the farm - hopefully seeing him enjoy himself will perk me up.

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    Well my day did get a bit better in the end.

    took my little one to the farm and really enjoyed seeing him running around and for the first time in long time I felt up to running around with him - usually he asks me to play and I make some excuse (I'm tired, I have a headache etc) but really is because I'm too out of breath. Today I chased him and his face lit up - that makes it all worth while.

    we went out for lunch and I had a lovely warm chicken and bacon salad with some Caesar dressing added ( I carry a bottle of low carb Caesar dressing and some mayo everywhere in my bag just in case - a bit odd I know but I eat out a lot and dread being in a restaurant and not being able to eat anything on the menu. Most places can usually throw together a salad but I can't eat it without dressing.)

    got home and did my shred while hubby gets the tea on.

    todays food:

    b: black coffee with one sweeteners:
    l: warm chicken and bacon Caesar salad.
    d: southern fried chicken and a stuffed mushroom, sf jelly and cream

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    I'm naughty I tend to have a few 'extra' sachets of mayo when I go to Morrisons for breakfast :-) don't think my mahoossssive jar if tesco mayo would fit in my bag ;-)
    You chicken & bacon salad sounds good. Sounds like you are doing really well, keep enjoying the extra energy x
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    Hi, how is everyone doing today?

    I feel pretty fab today apart from the fact that my muscles are killing me - blooming 30 day shred! Still no pain, no gain right?

    Yesterday was a very bad day for me - i suffer from depression but i've been well for a long time apart from the odd day here n there and yesterday it hit me with a vengeance. that said it's amazing how much better I feel when I exercise but yet I never exercise if I can help it - I really am my own worst enemy at times.

    proud of myself that I managed to stick to plan as a down day normally sees me reaching for the biscuit tin.

    just looked in the mirror and it looks like I have more definition around my tummy - well some definition anyway - there was none there before just flab lol. It must be wishful thinking as I've only been shredding for two days - it can't be having an effect already can it?

    have a great day everyone, whatever you are doing xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by teeney View Post
    I'm naughty I tend to have a few 'extra' sachets of mayo when I go to Morrisons for breakfast :-) don't think my mahoossssive jar if tesco mayo would fit in my bag ;-)
    You chicken & bacon salad sounds good. Sounds like you are doing really well, keep enjoying the extra energy x
    Thanks teeny,

    i have one of those mahoosive jars in the cupboard. My handbag is a bit like Mary poppins - everything and the kitchen sink goes in there lol x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonsgirl80 View Post

    Thanks teeny,

    i have one of those mahoosive jars in the cupboard. My handbag is a bit like Mary poppins - everything and the kitchen sink goes in there lol x
    Sounds a bit like mine! Though I have on the odd occasion put my hand in to find a soggy mayo mess :-/ x

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    Yeah me too, that's why I carry a bottle now lol x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonsgirl80 View Post
    just looked in the mirror and it looks like I have more definition around my tummy - well some definition anyway - there was none there before just flab lol. It must be wishful thinking as I've only been shredding for two days - it can't be having an effect already can it?
    Big hugs for handling yesterday so well, hun! And I don't see why the shred shouldn't be making a difference already.

    I'm the same, I know I feel better when I do my walking dvd but do I do it regularly? No....

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    Thanks Susie,

    i generally head in the direction of the fridge when I am feeling down but I gave myself a stiff talking to and decided it would only make me feel worse in the long run.

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    Hey just stumbled across your diary x l think you should see a big difference with the weight you have lost and the shred x well done on doing do well x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonsgirl80 View Post
    i generally head in the direction of the fridge when I am feeling down but I gave myself a stiff talking to and decided it would only make me feel worse in the long run.
    Well done to you, girl, really proud of you
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    Quote Originally Posted by meg38 View Post
    Hey just stumbled across your diary x l think you should see a big difference with the weight you have lost and the shred x well done on doing do well x
    Hi meg, thanks.

    looks like you are doing very well too xx

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