My first post
I started the Cambridge diet on the 18th Mach, 2013.
Start weight was 15st 13lbs and height is 5ft 9 so I was put on sole source 4 packets a day and plenty water.
I've always been big and never usually bothered, I was a size 14 when I went into high school at the age of 12 but I was also near enough the same height I am now so I pulled it off well. Over the 5 years of high school I gained a dress size to a 16 and now I'm 21 and a size 18. So in 10 years I have gained 2 dress sizes (not sure on weight)
I have a strong sense of humor and never saw anything bad looking back at me in the mirror, in fact I've always said I may not be blessed with fantastic looks but I'm lucky to have what I have.
I wouldn't even say I have bad eating habits, I love my fruit and veg and was always taught to eat my fatty foods in moderation. I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers and I was always referred to as 'the chunky one'
My mum didn't realize that it hurt me when she would make comments about what clothes I should buy because my 'big body' wouldnt look nice in certain dresses. I knew where she was coming from but it always seemed to crop up in conversation, I just laughed it off.
I guess what made me decide to change was the way I react to photos, when I go out what I see in the mirror never ever reflects what I see in photographs, they make me cringe!
I'm one of the chunkiest in my social group, and it shows.
I want to prove to everyone and to myself that I can stick to something, my willpower IS strong when I want it to be, and I can be slimmer.
I'm not unrealistic, a size 14 and a solid 13st would suit me fantastic, just being able to walk into a store and not have to rumage through clothes just to find they dont supply my size would be amazing!
Anyway, back to the diet.
I have sworn to myself I will update this as much as possible with pictures and with information on how I'm feeling and how things are going.
So I'm currently on week 3, my weigh ins are on a Monday night.
1st weigh in (25th March) - 9lbs loss
I'll be honest, I hammered the water this week. I found it easy one day and hard the next, but what I did stick to was the water. 3-4 litres a day, I'm guessing this is what helped as on day 5 I cracked and had some rice, bad choice and I felt guilty and ill afterwards so I would not recommend.
Weight: 15st 4lbs
2nd weigh in (1st April) - 1lb
I was gutted, but again I had cheated. One day this week my mum took me out shopping which was supposed to be an hour and went from being an hour to the entire day! I didnt bring any sachets with me and held out as long as I could and just drank water but felt so weak and with my mum pestering me constantly (i swear she disapproves of me dieting) i caved in to a small chicken salad.
I didn't understand the whole 'ketosis' thing at this point, I didn't even know it existed. My councellor never mentioned it so I was under the impression it was just a low calorie diet and as long as you stay under 400cals a day I couldn't see how I would put on weight ... I didnt drink as much water this week either so to be honest 1lb loss isn't such a shock.
Weight: 15st 3lbs
I'm half way through my 3rd week now and awaiting a weigh in on Monday, no one has commented yet on me looking any different and not got much support so puts a downer on things. I only just read up on the ketosis thing too so now I know that anything else to pass your lips is a giant no no. I AM determined and hope to be pleasantly surprised with this weeks weigh in but after last weeks disappointment I'm on edge. Also my councellor seems very off with me! I didnt tell her I cheated a little but she scares me so I'll keep it at that.
Ordered some ketone test strips and from now on its strict SS.
Wish me luck!
P.S. anyone who wants to be buddies in this diet let me know, I could do with some extra support to kick start this off and I'm good at supporting others.
Any tips or anything please let me know!