I am not one for writing blogs as I struggle to commit but as I do not want to bore my husband any further and don't really have anyone who understands this plan, I feel this is the place to obsess!
I have been on the CWP 100% SS for 7 days now, weigh in is not until tonight so I don't know the exact impact yet but at my last sneak peek yesterday morning it was 5lbs, hoping the extra two days will boost that rapidly. I do not like evening WIs so I will weigh myself Tuesday morn(as I did last week) for a record I trust. My scales are reliable as they are from when I was a WW leader ( more about that later!) and are worth over £1000 - thankfully I didn't have to buy them!
So, my stats as I cannot create my profile yet:
I am female, aged 27. 5'6 and start weight was 13 stone 5.
My weight story:
I was always 'chubby', at times just plain fat but when I lost my puppy fat I was never skinny. I am a typical pear shape like my mother which I balance out with bras that make you look two sizes bigger . When I turned 17 I fell pregnant with my son and ate like a PIG plus I really did not know the 'value' of food I.e what was good, bad or horrendous for fattening me up! When I had my son at 18, I joined Weight Watchers as soon as I could and went, over 18 months from a size 22 to a size 14 before playing around for several years with the same 14lbs. In 2011 I joined a new meeting, successfully hit my lowest weight to date again 10st5, and trained to be a leader. Being a leader didn't work well for me, it was not financially beneficial as I only had one meeting( we couldn't just set up new ones as we wished). I started putting weight on as I was not being monitored as regularly and as the meeting was at tea time and 40 minutes drive away we always got drive thru on the way home!! I left as my heart wasn't in it- I felt too detached from the community I was working in and felt a fraud as I was putting weight on. I had a teaching job lined up for the September and did not fancy working a full day and then facing the long drive and meeting so I packed it in. As I began teaching full-time, I could no longer make 'my' meeting that I had been successful in before and over the last two years I have gradually got up to over 13 stone - and at times did not even care. Until recently. At the back end of the 12s my clothes stopped fitting, I refuse to buy anymore apart from one pair of jeans for decencys sake! I have lots of lovely slim clothes to fit back into!
How I discovered CWP:
Last year a man at work was doing CWP and lost a considerable amount from his face and tummy. I remember a discussion in the staff room from the WW/healthy eaters brigade as he left about how what he was doing wasn't healthy and didn't teach him anything. I listened and didn't comment but quietly agreed. And now I know I was WRONG! Recently I was chatting to him and he told me about his wife who is a Cambridge consultant. We talked more about the diet and I became quite excited by it, although a loyal WW'er for years I just cannot get my head back into it and felt disheartened that even starting in May would not get me in my slim summer clothes, I have only ever had 2 slim summers and I have loved them the most. When I was a teenager I lived in a light long coat in the summer and hated summer, I care less now, I like to feel the sun on my skin but this is much better when slimmer and confident! So I researched the CWP and after persuading my hubby made an appointment with the first consultant that could see me.
My Week One:
The first 3 days were difficult but made easier I was off work poorly anyway so could take it really easy. I spent most of my time on these forums learning and also researching about the ingredients etc. Day one I struggled with apple & cinnamon porridge, oriental chilli soup and choc orange shake. I didn't like any of them and worried I would not be able to do the plan. On day two I had a strawberry shake which tasted to me like Angel Delight which I love and I discovered the cappuccino shake - oh my I can happily live on that alone, when blended with ice it is like one of my fave treats - costa iced vanilla latte! I will always have a supply of these even when I am maintaining (successfully!). I tried the porridge again and concluded its not for me, swapped them for more shakes with my CWPC. I will be sticking with shakes (until I can have bars!) but will try 1 or 2 other soups that I have not yet had. On day 3 I had to go into town and felt really weak and wobbly but managed to resist KFC that hubby and son had, this day i realised how food was EVERYWHERE! On day 5 we visited a retail park and with careful timing I did not feel weak. I have learned a lot about my energy levels and how to have my shakes strategically. Does anyone else feel particularly weak after about 3-4hours?
I presume I am in Ketosis now. Struggle with the water but think I am in a routine now, I swig 250ml every 45 mins or so. I would like to stay on SS as long as I can manage, I initially thought 2 weeks then SS+ but I cannot decide if that's too soon. Yet on the other hand I struggle to sleep as my tummy is so gurgly at night and I wonder if the food would help that - or will it go away if I stick at SS longer!?
I would like to see the 9 stones for the first time since I was a child! I don't yet know which steps will occur and when. To maintain I would like to use My Fitness Pal calorie count/ weight record app(brilliant) OR do ww maintenance( I have never done this as never got to ultimate weight).
There haven't been many, but then not a lot of people know the details of my diet. My husbands friend (at a BBQ yesterday) told my husband he's done VLCDs before and you put it all back on when you stop. WELL DUHHH! "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got". But this is a massive investment for me and not one I intend to ruin at goal!
It is quite expensive lets face it, but as a family we could easily blow £100 in a week eating out - vices being Frankie and Benny's and Subway. Not to mention junk food nearly every night from the local shop and wine, Malibu etc. The cost gives me an extra incentive to do things right.
And that is it from me for now. Hope this is of some use to someone! I would love to hear from someone who has/had similar stats to me!