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    The start of the journey

    I figred I would like to keep a diery. I keep one anyway, but not for the diet.
    First thing is there a spell cheaker... I'm dyslexic you see... oh well.

    I decided to take up the diet for a number of reasons:

    I need to change how I look at food and my relationship with it.

    I need to look after my self better to avoid the illnesses my mum has.

    I get depressed shopping because none of the pretty clothes fit me.

    I try and hide so people don't see me. I hate photos.


    I will be 30 soon, ( a few weeks) that is a big enough mile stone with out being fat as well.

    I have always been picked on for something, but I figure what ever else I am, I don't have to be over weight. I can choose not to be.
    So that is the plan. I'm choosing to be on sole source plus. I will loose weight and it will be worth it.

    I know that I will just be a lighter me, but that will make me feel just a little better about turning 30.

    After the summer I go in to my 4th year of uni. Its really hard to keep up uni and all my other commitments, being over weight makes it even harder. I get sore and tired so fast.

    So far so good wooo
    Not feeling bad about things today. I'm lucky in that I have friends on this journey with me.
    Who wants to help me find a cute little 30th party dress

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    Welcome! I use google chrome browser - it spell checks everything as you go, but if you read any of my posts (and I'm not dyslexic) the typos are horrific so don't worry about it!

    That's fab that you have made that decision to lose weight heading into 30, I turned 28 and was starting to feel the same way, it's silly really, it's only a number, but I guess (well for me) it's the retaliation that you are a proper adult any the only one who can fix these things.

    so have you started yet? or when is the day?

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    exactly lol gonna have to grew up now! I have no excuse. On day three now. So far the other two days, the hardest part was the food cravings. But today I feel hung over. Cold sweats, sore swimmy head, achy tired feeling. But woo nearly halfway through day 3. Thanks for the reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by firelass View Post
    exactly lol gonna have to grew up now! I have no excuse. On day three now. So far the other two days, the hardest part was the food cravings. But today I feel hung over. Cold sweats, sore swimmy head, achy tired feeling. But woo nearly halfway through day 3. Thanks for the reply
    Sound like youre on your way into ketosis :-)

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    woooo lol I still feel like crap. If I sit down I get stuck. I need to make my last shake. But its sooo far away.. I need to train the dog to bring it to me. You are doing so well! Just reading your signature that is awesome.

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    The start of the journy.

    Good luck girls im on day 4 today. Been ok today but on day 2 i came home from work and was rummaging through the kitchen cupboards for food but managed to tell myself no x

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    Quote Originally Posted by firelass View Post
    woooo lol I still feel like crap. If I sit down I get stuck. I need to make my last shake. But its sooo far away.. I need to train the dog to bring it to me. You are doing so well! Just reading your signature that is awesome.
    Get up!!! Think of those calories you'll burn walking to the kitchen and shaking your shake up lol. Was feeling like it all morning after swimming yesterday, it sucks moving when it's sooo much work!!

    Thanks, things are getting hard for me now though, I am determined ill get there though!!

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    Well done nia87 on saying no back on day two. I'm on day 4 as well now wooo

    Every time I bent over, I was not sure if I was going to faint or be sick. Last night I was really ill, I was awake till after 6 this morning with an ice block on my head.
    I had shivers, was feeling sick, dizzy, sore tired etc. It was like a really bad hangover. I have never had a sore head that bad. I took pain killers but all I had was ibuprofen, not good on an empty tummy. I took them anyway and they made no difference. Finally at around 6.45 ( last time I looked at the time) I fell asleep. I could feel and hear my head pounding.

    woke up this morning alright. Head is not so swimmy. Wooo. I got up, did the dishes, Had a cuppa. put a wash on. Phoned a few places tidied the kitchen. Been on hear and on other sites for the last few hours. Going to have my first shake soon.

    I had forgotten about it. I'm not feeling hungry at all Last night I could not have eaten if I wanted to. At one point I had to lie on the cold bathroom floor to stop the world spinning. I never want to do that again.

    No idea why it was that bad though, I have had my 3 shakes, a small meal and some tea :S every day plus 4 x 1 liter bottles of water. I carry it about with me.
    At some points last night I could not sit up to drink with out leaning on the wall. it just felt like I had a water bed or the world was spinning. Stop the world I wanted to get off! lol

    So very glad that is over woooo day 4
    Going out to meet some friends tonight. I will just be drinking iced water. challenge number one. I will be driving, but I don't need fizzy juice or orange juice water will be fine.

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    ps thanks crazyDiamond for your reply. I wanted to. I was hoping to fix the garden fence when the rain stopped. But the more I moved the worse the spinning got. actually it got worse as time went on. So it was maybe nothing to do with moving. I spend the night listening to an audio book.

    What week are you on? I have forgotten, though I'm sure you mentioned it before. You have come soooo far and done so well. Just shows what you are capable off so close to your goal that will make it harder, but your determination will see you though

    did you post before and after pictures? go team you

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    Quote Originally Posted by firelass View Post
    ps thanks crazyDiamond for your reply. I wanted to. I was hoping to fix the garden fence when the rain stopped. But the more I moved the worse the spinning got. actually it got worse as time went on. So it was maybe nothing to do with moving. I spend the night listening to an audio book.

    What week are you on? I have forgotten, though I'm sure you mentioned it before. You have come soooo far and done so well. Just shows what you are capable off so close to your goal that will make it harder, but your determination will see you though

    did you post before and after pictures? go team you
    Ugh, that sounds horrific, ketosis seems to hate you... But isn't it a great incentive to keep on plan just so you don't have to go through that again!?

    Haha thanks! I have no idea what week I am ok, started 1st jan, have had a 2 and a bit week break in the middle. I have a thread in the inspirational photos bit, can't post a link though from my phone :-(

    Your right about the determination, I'm literally obsessed with it all, maybe a little too much! It's why I have to become a consultant after so I can carry on obsessing about it lol

    Glad your much better today.... It's plain sailing from here!

    Xx

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    thats a good idea about being a consultant you could then give yourself a discount on the products as well lol
    Yeah I never want to go though that again. That is a good point. I need to go get other pain killers that are not ibuprofen today. I can't remember who I told. But I'm going out tonight. I will be the one sitting in a pub drinking ice water lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by firelass View Post
    thats a good idea about being a consultant you could then give yourself a discount on the products as well lol
    Yeah I never want to go though that again. That is a good point. I need to go get other pain killers that are not ibuprofen today. I can't remember who I told. But I'm going out tonight. I will be the one sitting in a pub drinking ice water lol
    Cost price all the way :-)

    Yeah, steer clear of ibuprofen, to caused me pretty bad stomach problems last year!

    Haha, the irony, even when I'm not on a diet I'm the one drinking tap water.... Cheap night out!! If I'm feeling like a treat I have fizzy lol.

    Hope you have a good evening!

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    Because I'm a dafty I forgot this was hear. So hear are my up dates from the last week!!!

    day 5 woooo, yesterday I just ended up doing loads of things. I ended up painting and away off doing bits. For the last two nights I got caught up playing an MMORPG I love those sorts of games and they take hours and hours.
    We were talking about food this afternoon and I did not feel like it was torture.

    we are going out for my father in laws birthday on Sunday and going back to my aunts Saturday The pub is going to do me plane chicken and salad with no tomatoes on the Sunday. But on Saturday everyone will be having bacon roles how do I get out of it???!?!? help.
    Today so far I have been out and about taking my mum to the hospital and visiting my aunt. Woo Gonna post more later. Off to fife now

    Right, what a day lol. Spent a lot of it stuck in traffic. I think for me today was hard at points. I never got any of the rdy made shakes because I don't like them. But I was out all day and nowhere I could make one up. So I ended up not having anything other than water right till 5pm today I know this is bed. I'm really bad at being organised!

    If I had gone to bed on time, and got up on time I would have had time to have a shake before I left, If I had left my mums on time I could have had one when I nipped back to walk the dogs. Then I just would have had one. But because I never, I came in had my small meal first, finished that about 7. so from 7 till bed I had to fit in 3 shakes. Managed one so far. So full! I also need to drink more water. Well, I have learnt my lesson, Maybe.
    Going to be out a lot tomorrow. I use a hand mixer in the house, maybe I should get a portable shake mixer. I could park the car and mix it up. Well tomorrow is day 6 and weigh day eeepppps

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    OK so.. *drum role* woooo dose a little dance, lost 10lb and and and 4 inches!!!!!!

    I'm so happy. So So happy. This week has had its challenges. But taking one day at a time I did it. Now my oh needs new jeans for a party tomorrow so we are going out shopping. Then it's tea time. So today will be another busy day.

    so day 7 was day out with my family. Everyone else had two bacon and egg roles with tomato sauce. I had my chicken salad and water. tomorrow is a birthday meal out for my father in law. I phoned a head to make sure they could do me just a salad with no tomato or dressing and they said they could. So wooooo. Its going to be hard though. Everyone else is tucking in to something super tasty and I will be there just eating leaves.

    On day 8, I took my own little meal and did really well. I just drank water and ate my bit of salald

    Today I'm not sure, I drank my morning shake, then I went out for a sunday pub luch for a birthday, I had no starter... no pudding, So just watched everyone elce eat thers.
    But the main! It was ceaser salad, with no tomato, no crutions, no cheese, no dressing. It was just a giant bowl of leaves with some chicken. So I put some pepper and a bit of vinigar on it. Just so it tasted of something. Then I ate almost all of it. I left about 5 bits of chicken for mommys dog lol I feel I ate to much.

    And since then I have been feeling soo hungery. I just want to eat all the things. I have drank and drank, but still starving. Going to get another shake just now.
    But it is almost bed time soon.

    Now what will I have hmmmm.

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    today is poop.. yesterday was ok.
    Today meh, I have just had water and a shake. But I want to eat everything in the house.

    I got bad marks back for my course work. I'm really annoyed I worked so hard and got less than people I know who did hardly any work at all.

    Also my car failed his MOT ( my car is called sonic lol) 600 just to get the essential bits done. most of it is the suspension parts. Damn potholes!!
    My birthday dresses arrived, but I don't dare try them on. If they look horrid it would be too much. I think I maybe I will try them on tomorrow.
    I might have my meal early today. meh.

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    So I now know why I felt so poop, and now just want to eat everything because of time of the month cravings. I underestimated how bad that would be.
    I saw my diet person today, and I had lost 2lb and 1.5 inches. That is awesome, but nothing I could not have done on a normal healthy diet and exercise. I guess at least this way I don't need to think about what food to buy etc. Or force myself to go to the gym when I don't want to. But its not really a solution.

    This week coming as I have said is my birthday week its going to be tough. On my birthday I won't be having any nice foods because the day before I'm going to see my gran, who has baked me cake. As soon as a blow the candles out it will be getting chopped up and shared out. This is good because I don't need to bring it home. However how do I get away with not eating it. Gran will want to make sure I like it.

    The second issue is tuesday, my friends have planned a lunch for me. Being on the cambridge diet as its issues, if it was any other diet I could factor in a salad, but with meal replacement you can't easily. I have lost two stone in total since last year so I think people will pressure me to eat. Oh go on its your birthday etc. How do I say NO with out it becoming awkward.

    Then, wednesday. A little easier, we are going for a day in glasgow. Shopping food then we have tickets to see eddie izzard. But Because I will be with my two best friends and my mum I can just eat a plane chicken and salad. BUT on saturday, my 30th party I have to eat. I can't drink if I'm not eating. And people will buy me drinks, but more than that, I got a nice new dress and pretty shoes, I want to be dancing with people and having fun. Not being the person on water and not eating.

    I can deal with not eating food, but turning 30 is a different matter altogether. How can I be 30!!!!

    Well tomorrow will be a really busy day. And I never bought rdy made shakes like a dafty. Sigh..

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