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TeamLean - 14 stone to lose!
Cross-posted from the main board. Will use this as a journal to document progress.
I am 28 years old and gave birth to my first baby, a gorgeous baby girl, on 4th August 2012. Before I got pregnant I had recently got married and lost a fair amount of weight. Although still i was overweight. After having my baby my weight ballooned to over 16stone so I have decided to do the Cambridge diet in a bid to lose weight for good and in order to be fit and healthy for my baby girl.
Just before Christmas my husband and I started the Cambridge diet and i lost 6lb in the first week and had other good weight loss.However due to family events and Christmas we decided to restart in the new year an with a new consultant who we both felt we would have more in common with.
So this is the beginning of the end of both my husband and I being overweight. I am looking forward to starting and feel ready to embrace the "suck" of getting through the first few days and sticking with it!! Any support and advice would be well received by both my husband and myself who will both post here regularly to keep a journal of our progress.
I'm 25 and have been overweight for as long as I can remember. Losing weight has always been a "should", but I've now made it a "must".
I lost a stone and a half in two weeks before Christmas, so I'm looking forward to smashing through the tough first few days.
We have a combined 14 stone to lose, which I hope we can do before our daughter's first birthday. As much as we need something drastic to kick start things, I'm also hoping to learn how to eat healthily once I've worked through the Cambridge steps.
Any advice to help with the first few days would be much appreciated - can't help but feel we will be really weak and miss chewing.
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Day 1. 14:50
I am already struggling and I think what is making it much harder today is that officially I don't start until tomorrow when I meet our new consultant. However she agreed that as we had some products left over from previously we could start before we met her. I do wonder whether she will take more consideration around my life (I.e. running around after baba) and not just put me on 3 products a day.
However I am resolved to do this and lose the weight and will follow what she tells me to the letter.
I am getting excited about meeting our new consultant. Our previous one was obviously good at her job but I felt the age gap and completely different lifestyles we had meant she couldn't fully understand my life. I hope that I didn't just make that up as I failed before and don't want to blame myself.
I am fully resolved to this being tough but I keep telling myself today that this is the LAST time I could stuff my face with sweets and chocolate so why am I not doing it! My sensible side (or my husband!) then tells me that it's just because the first day is tough and it will be easier once in ketosis.
So determined to stay positive and think of how much better life will be once I am much lighter and healthier.
Wow what a difference a afternoon makes. I am feeling really positive now and focused on getting the results I deserve. I was literally dancing around the living room much to my husbands amusement!! Ha ha.
Meeting Donna (new consultant) tomorrow. Yey!!!
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Day 6. Kathryn
Sorry there has been no further updates. Both Adam and I were hit with the dreaded norovirus and been out of action. (Baby also had it which made for a interesting few days!!)
However we have kept to the plan and both are feeling great. I had a few tears on days 2&3 but kept going and now feel full of energy and like this could actually gain me the results I want. I have also noticed my dry skin improving which I assume is the results of the water I am drinking!
Day 2 i emailed my consultant on the brink of giving in- but her encouragement kept me going. it feels like there is a conspiracy theory as we keep getting pizza, take-away and other food related leaflets in the door!!!
It's our first weigh in tomo. According to my scales I've lost between 6-8lb which would be good. I am very excited for this journey to continue.
Short update as baby is wanting her tea.
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We had our first weigh-in yesterday. Adam did really well and lost 10lb and I lost 8lb. We both left the consultant feeling very motivated and determined to continue this journey. My jeans are already looser and I am starting to believe the results will be amazing. My aim is to lose 4lb this week to make it my first stone so bring it on!!!
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