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    Going to start the Cambridge Diet!

    Hello everyone!

    I'm new to this site and the Cambridge diet!

    I was mortified this morning to see I was over 15 stone!! :-( I'm 25 in a weeks time and this is not how I want to be! I've just got back from a fortnight in Turkey and my weight held me back..I didn't want photos, I felt uncomfortable all the time, just gutted that I've let myself go really. I don't want this for the next holiday!

    I lost a lot of weight before on the Dukan diet and exercising 3-4 times a week with a PT and at the gym, then due to some life stresses I binged! :-/

    I have booked in to see a councillor on Monday and I can't wait! I'm so nervous as I've never tried anything like this before but I need to do something drastic and teach myself not to eat for emotions.

    I heard the first few days are the worst I just really hope I get the will power and it works for me! Is anyone else starting soon?

    Can't wait to look through everyone's experiences and get some enlightenment :-)

    Have a lovely sunny day!

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    Diet: CD
    Height: 5ft2in
    Start Date: 1st july2014
    Start Weight: 15st12.4lb
    Current Weight: 14st8.6lb
    Goal Weight: 12st7.0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 40.7
    Current BMI: 37.4
    Goal BMI: 32


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st3.8lb
    Weight to Lose: 2st1.6lb
    % Lost 8%
    hi hun, im on day 12 of CD (2nd time round), the first 2-3 days are the worst so keep yourself busy and keep focused on your first weigh in, keep drinking your water and you be fine.

    good luck.xx
    wk1= -8lb
    wk2= -4.2lb
    wk3= -2.8lb
    wk4= -2.8lb
    wk5= cdc on holiday, no wi.
    wk6=
    wk7=
    wk8=
    HOLIDAY

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    Good luck, as minecraftmum said keep busy and swigging the water, you will do it! Xx

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    Diet: CWP
    Height: 5ft7in
    Start Date: 24thJune2014
    Start Weight: 16st3.8lb
    Current Weight: 14st13lb
    Goal Weight: 11st7lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 35.7
    Current BMI: 32.7
    Goal BMI: 25.2


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st4.8lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st6lb
    % Lost 8.25%
    Agree with previous help also, remember why you are doing this and its not forever just to get the weigh down, by then you will be eating sensibly . Good Luck x










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    Thank you everyone. I live alone in London and have no support, it really helps knowing we are all in the same boat on this diet and I am going to buy a bobble bottle again so I can make sure I drink lots! I used to drink 3 litres anyway before so shouldn't be hard but the no food will be odd! Yes I'm already being asked to go away end of august and I won't be going if I haven't lost Amy weight! How is everyone doing?

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    Hi Claireboo22,
    Don't feel disheartened, I am fellow Londoner so you should be fine, I started on Thursday so I'm in the early days, and tbh, I feel okay!!! I'm just bored so the trick I feel is to keep busy and ignore smells! I'll continue to keep you updated, my starting weight is 16:11lbs and I'm 5:7. Good luck and continue persisting, we will get there because enough is enough!

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    Diet: Cambridge Diet - Step 2 due to exercise levels
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 14/04/2014
    Start Weight: 15st0lb
    Current Weight: 11st12lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0lb
    Goal Date: 24/08/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 33.9
    Current BMI: 26.8
    Goal BMI: 24.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 3st2lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st12lb
    % Lost 20.95%
    think of this as being the start of the rest of your life hun! You just need to get to the first weigh in, that's 7 days and you can distract yourself for that amount of time. Ketosis usually hits about day 4 to 5 and then you'll find it easier. Just stick to it 100% and the results will keep you motivated hun xx

    Current loss: 41lbs and 31.25 inches
    Week 1 - 5: -22lbs and -15.5 inches
    week 6 - 10: -11lbs and -12 inches
    week 11: -6lbs (new measurements taken)
    week 12: -2lbs and -3.75 inches
    week 13: -2lbs and -3.25 inches
    week 14: STS and -3 inches.
    Week 15: -0.5lb and -2.5inches. I don't get it

    Total Loss: 43.5lbs and 40 inches

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    I went to join the local gym today! I've lost all confidence it sounds silly but felt to fat to join...but have to think of me and nobody else, I want to be confident again! I'm meeting her tomorrow it can't come quick enough! Thanks again :-) glad you're doing so well! X
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    Diet: Cambridge Diet - Step 2 due to exercise levels
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 14/04/2014
    Start Weight: 15st0lb
    Current Weight: 11st12lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0lb
    Goal Date: 24/08/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 33.9
    Current BMI: 26.8
    Goal BMI: 24.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 3st2lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st12lb
    % Lost 20.95%
    Quote Originally Posted by Claireboo22 View Post
    I went to join the local gym today! I've lost all confidence it sounds silly but felt to fat to join...but have to think of me and nobody else, I want to be confident again! I'm meeting her tomorrow it can't come quick enough! Thanks again :-) glad you're doing so well! X
    1 step at a time hun. See how you get on with SS, exercise isn't recommended at this stage but is suitable on a higher plan. My losses are slower because I'm an exerciser xx

    Current loss: 41lbs and 31.25 inches
    Week 1 - 5: -22lbs and -15.5 inches
    week 6 - 10: -11lbs and -12 inches
    week 11: -6lbs (new measurements taken)
    week 12: -2lbs and -3.75 inches
    week 13: -2lbs and -3.25 inches
    week 14: STS and -3 inches.
    Week 15: -0.5lb and -2.5inches. I don't get it

    Total Loss: 43.5lbs and 40 inches

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    I met my lovely cambridge weight plan counsellor today! She was fab I was there for almost 2 hours! I tried a chocolate velvet shake-yum! And I've ordered 28 products for the first week! I was a little worried to start on 3 having weighed in at 15 stone! How did everyone else start? What products would you recommend? I can't wait to start now just writing some reasons why etc :-) and I officially start 28 July as it's my birthday this weekend! I'm signing up to the gym in September so I can build up to it hope everyone's doing well! X

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    Diet: CWP
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    Start Date: 24thJune2014
    Start Weight: 16st3.8lb
    Current Weight: 14st13lb
    Goal Weight: 11st7lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 35.7
    Current BMI: 32.7
    Goal BMI: 25.2


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st4.8lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st6lb
    % Lost 8.25%
    Welcome Claireboo,

    This is my 3rd week and I would advice, just to try the products you fancy. I only have the porridges and soups, don't like the rest. But its a very personal taste. Have a lovely birthday and Good Luck for your journey.

    There are some great posts on here and brilliant advice, make sure you look at the before and after photos and stories - very inspirational.











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    I've ordered quite a mix but a lot of the chocolate shakes as I am a chocoholic I'm nervous with the soups and things :-/ will see how I get on! I find it quite emotional
    Looking at the inspirational stories I can't wait to be a part of it!

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    Diet: Cambridge
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    Start Weight: 12st9.8lb
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    Start BMI: 34.7
    Current BMI: 32.3
    Goal BMI: 23.8


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    Total Weight Loss: 0st12.3lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st1.5lb
    % Lost 6.89%
    Hi I started yesterday. I got a mixture of shakes, soups and 1 porridge to try. So far so good ive liked all 3 I had yesterday on day 1.







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    Hi Claire,

    I started (again after a 7 year break) last friday, my first weigh in tomorrow. i'm going to repeat the same advice, just drink, drink, drink. and keep telling yourself that it gets easier after the first few days.

    I'm a bit bizarre i think when it comes to dieting, to be able to loose weight i need to completely eliminate food from my life and really not give it the slightest thought so i really just have the tetra's and bars (roll on week 3). I can't stand many of the savory ones, however i did try the apple and cinnamon porridge and it was LOVELY - gonna get myself a few more tomorrow, but everyones taste it SO different. xx






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    Hi Claire,

    I started Step 3 on 1st July this year, the aim is to lose enough to get my BMI down so i can continue CD on step 2.

    I don't like porridge or soup really, so i am just on shakes. I use my milk allowance to make my morning shake and i had some ice. So far, i like the powder chocolate velvet and the lactofree cappuccino.

    I'm well over 20st and worried about exercise etc, my local authority (in London) runs classes for people with BMI over 30, so maybe see if yours does that and you can start exercising with like people.

    Good luck, i'm finding it tough but plowing on.
    Started Cambridge Diet Step 3 01/07/14

    July weight loss - 15lbs
    August WI = WK1 WK2 WK3 WK4

    WeMITT & CD forum August challenge - 14lbs

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