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    Nefertari's journey to lose 130lbs

    Hello everyone!

    I'm starting this diary to help me through what I hope will be my final VLCD journey to my goal. I'm on Exante at the moment (Day 4) but switching to Slim and Save once my packs run out - I hope it's okay to put my diary in the Slim and Save section!

    I've done VLCDs in the past - lost a lot the first time and gained it all back, lost a bit every other time and gained it all back. I've tried CD, Exante, WW, SW, Atkins, The Idiot-Proof Diet (misleading title...), calorie counting. All without success. This time, I'm going to do it. I've realised that if I had just kept trying instead of giving up when it got too tough or I fell off the wagon, I'd probably be at goal by now!

    I have a lot to lose (over 9st) but I'm going to take it day by day.

    Firstly, I want to get under 20st (18lbs to go!).

    Secondly, I want to get my BMI under 40 (46lbs to go!).

    Thirdly (is that a word?), I want to lose 4st 10lbs for my holiday in May (66lbs to go!).

    By then, I'll be over halfway and I can start making mini-goals again. I feel different this time, like I really can do this. I'm just going to keep trying, no matter what happens. No giving up this time! I am in this until the end. I am not a quitter in any other aspect of my life, so why should I be when it comes to dieting?

    My experience so far has been okay:

    Day 1 - I was feeling so positive and motivated but also a little sad to be leaving food behind. But the day passed quickly as I was at work, and before I knew it I was in bed (with a cracking headache) and I'd completed the first day. I woke up that night, about 6 or 7 times, needing a wee (damned water!) and the headache was there every time. It lasted about 18 hours in total but I know it was just carb withdrawal.

    Day 2 - I felt really faint that morning, but I had my shake and felt better. I went to work again and, again, the day passed quickly. When I came home, I could smell the Chinese takeaway down the street. God, it smelt so good! We always have a Chinese at the weekend so it was really hard to smell that but I went inside and watched 'Fat Families' for motivation. I felt okay then, and off to bed I went.

    Day 3 - My first day at home since starting, but it was surprisingly easy! My OH ate his dinner (he's dieting too but calorie counting) and it didn't bother me that much. I watched some TV and dossed about on the sofa (researching Slim & Save) for the evening as my OH was working lates. I wasn't tempted to eat at all, so I think I must have already been in ketosis. When I go into ketosis, I don't get bad breath but it does come out in my sweat a little (gross, I know). Anyway, I've been conscious of it since Day 2 even though my OH reckons he can't smell anything

    Day 4 - I've was busy this morning so didn't think about food. I did stare a little too long at the McDonald's we passed in the car, but I've never been that much of a McD's fan so I brushed it off quickly. My OH is on lates again so I've not had my final pack yet as evenings were my worst time for munchies! I have a can of Coke Zero in the fridge that I might have in a bit but I don't particularly fancy it so I might give it a miss. I'm watching 'Supersize vs. Superskinny' - that always gives me a wake-up call! I've been watching 'Cook Yourself Thin' repeats today - I love watching cookery shows while on a VLCD! Bizarre, I know, but it's like I'm eating the food with my eyes if that makes sense? It doesn't torture me or make me feel like eating.

    I did have a peek on the scales this morning and I've lost 10lbs already - so pleased! I can't wait to see the full week's result on Friday morning!

    Anyway, I'll stop waffling on now. I'll check in again tomorrow xx
    Last edited by Nefertari : 11th July, 2013 at 05:46 AM
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    Welcome Nefertari, Wow you're off to a good start there keep going girl.

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    I'm here!!! :-D You've gotten off to a great start and have no doubts you'll carry on that way. Especially once you're doing S&S and, hopefully, enjoy it more.

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    Thanks so much guys!

    Just had my last shake - banana. Gagtastic!

    I can't wait to get my hands on the Slim & Save packs - so many flavours to choose from!!! X

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    I really don't miss Exante! Worth trying to sell your packs and trying S&S? S&S is cheaper so even if you don't get full price for Exante it should cover it.

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    It's the same as Exante for a 4 week supply, I think? 105ish with postage? Or have I added up wrong? X

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    Oh, thought Exante cost more than hat! Depending how much you order it varies between 29.99 and 38.99 a week. 124.99 for 4 packs a day 28 day supply, which is about 32 a week.

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    I'm going to do the 3 packs a day plus the protein and veg. I don't think I could handle 4 packs a day! Plus there's a bit more freedom with the 3 packs plan, like EGGS!!!

    Is there a list on here of allowed veggies and protein? Xx

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    http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&sou...5cYTHcSVQxv3CA

    Long link but should work! Can't get the shorter version as important on my phone so just downloads rather than opens the page.

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    Thanks so much! I did find a link but it took me to the nutritional info page of the website! This one works xx

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    Would I be allowed to order the men's 5 a day pack? That would give me a 2.5 month supply on 3 a day for 100 less than buying 2.5 of the women's 3 a day packs!!! Unbelievable value!

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    Yup, you can order either, they don't ask what sex you are. I order the 5 pack a day one, it's a little more to pay out each time in one go but it does save you quite a lot. Especially as you're then only paying the extra for delivery less often as it lasts longer too.

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    I think I'll get a normal women's one first as I don't think I can get the cash together this time round. Next time, I'm definitely getting the men's pack!

    My Day 4 ended okay - gagging on a banana shake in front of Outnumbered.

    Today is Day 5 and I've had another peek at the scales (naughty, I know!) and I'm down by another 3lbs so that's 13lbs in total after just 4 days! :yay: Amazing! I've never lost more than 12 in Week 1! Hoping for an even stone by Sat morning's WI but any more would be amazing!

    I'm alternating good day/bad day at the moment in terms of packs. Today is a good day (choc shake, vanilla shake, toffee and raisin bar). Yesterday was the bad day (strawberry shake, banana shake, choc chip and orange bar - all BLEURGH). I find that helps me get through the nasty ones otherwise I end up leaving them all until the end and then I end up jacking it in. No quitting this time! I feel so good - like I can really do this this time!

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    I can't believe it's Day 5 - I feel like I've only been doing this for a day or two! Very proud of myself.

    I really can't wait to get my hands on the S&S stuff. I was gagging on my vanilla shake this morning and I'm normally okay with that one. I'm just thinking of the packs as medication that I have to take and that makes it easier. They are certainly NOT food! >.<

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    I think Exante must know I'm planning on jumping ship - they just sent me a coupon!!! Sorry, Exante. My mind is made up!

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