Ready for a new me!
Hi everyone. This is my first post! I'll give a bit of background info... my friend has just completed her 12 weeks on SS and lost an amazing 4 stone! Having been a bigger girl since I was around 11 years old and never really doing it anything about it, she spurred me on to finally make some changes.
In January I weighed 20st exactly and this was when I decided to stop drinking Coke. I lost about 8lbs just from doing that. Then roughly a month ago I decided to try a 7 day juice detox/diet. This entailed of 5 juices a day. I ended up cheating a few times in that 7 days and so I lost 6lbs but went back up about 3 as the food I was eating wasn't exactly healthy. At the end of that 7 days I weighed 19st 3lbs. I went back to food for a couple of days and then thought... right, I've seen that I can lose weight doing these juices, I want to start again for another 7 days and do it 100%. And so I did, I started the next morning. I did 7 days and didn't cheat once. I went from 19st 3lbs to 18st 9lbs. I then ate healthy food and exercised for a week and maintained that weight. The second week... went all to pot... takeaways, crap food... I went back up to 18st 12lbs.
At the beginning of the second week my mum and I contacted a Cambridge Consultant but had to wait from Monday til Friday for our appointment. This was 2 days ago. I weighed in at 19st 5lbs on her scales, a whole 7lbs more than mine! But I expected that as all scales differ. I'm using this as my start weight and am going to try my best to not weigh myself at home. I'm on Step 1 Sole Source and I have Chocolate, Chocolate Mint and Chocolate Orange shakes. I'm not overly keen on the orange one so I think I'm gonna swap that next week. I feel absolutely fine so far, no headaches or tiredness etc. but tonight I do feel very hungry. (I still have my last shake to have.) I have a water app on my iPhone so I am keeping track of that too.
I have my 1 week weigh in on Friday so hopefully I see a good weight loss! xx
sounds like your really determined this time! The sole source can be really hard but it's so worth it from the results I've been hearing. 4stone in 12 weeks is incredible, how much did she weigh to begin? I find drinking a big glass of water really fast gets rid of my hunger by just filling my stomach right up.
my diary is just in the general weight loss diaries forum and called Cambridge for Christmas so feel free to have a read! I love reading other people's!
first weigh in for me tomorrow so really looking forward to posting a loss!
Hi Molly, I really am! I'm only 24 and I think it's a good time to get on track. I have no health issues or anything but I know if I keep going the way I am I will have in the future.
I'm not sure how much my friend weighed. But, she was a size UK 14/16 and has just jetted off to America with a suitcase full of size 10's! Super jealous! But she looks amazing. She's definitely been my inspiration. :)
Good luck with your weigh in tomorrow! xxx
Well today is day 3 and I am feeling a lot better this morning. Hunger pains have gone. I took myself off to bed at 9.30 last night to try and sleep because I couldn't stand the pain. After my last shake of the day at 8pm my stomach stopped rumbling and crying out for food but then just felt so empty. Not a great nights sleep, didn't doze off until 4am!!!
My lovely consultant text me this morning to see how I was getting on and to let me know she's there if I need anything so that's very reassuring.
One shake down, 2 to go!
Size 10's mmmmm I think I was 14 the last time I wore a size 10! That would be fantastic! I'm a big 16 at the moment so that makes it sound do-able to me!
Ye I'm only 22 but really let it get out of control, I used to be really fit as a young teenager and then stopped execersing and didn't really notice it all creep on!
Its great you have such a nice consultant makes all the difference!
Hope you get a better sleep tonight, that sounds horrible last night!
I don't ever remember being a size 10! Haha. I remember when I was about 12 I was in a size 14 which is shocking. And I thought that was big!!! Obviously for my age it was but I would kill to be a size 14 now. I'm a 22 but it all depends on the clothing I have some size 18 things that fit just fine, but I'm bigger on my bottom half. My hips are 15 1/2 inches bigger than my waist!
Horrible sleep again last night :( Got to sleep earlier but I was tossing and turning all night, was aching when I woke up but I'm okay now :)
It's definitely getting easier! And as weird as it sounds because it's only day 4, I'm sure my trousers are feeling looser around my legs! Although I could well be just imagining that lol
Well I am coming to the end of day 6 already! I can't believe how fast this week has gone. One more shake today. :)
Super excited for tomorrow, I have my first weigh in!!! My appointment is 11.45am, and as I have my first shake of the day around 11/12ish, I'm going to have it after and not drink any water beforehand either so it doesn't increase my weight any.
So far finding it very easy. I have been 100%. I've not eaten anything even though there has been glorious smells of food in my house all week haha! Also had the minimum of 2.25 litres of water every day too. :)
Let's see what tomorrow brings!!!
Hey Samantha how was the weigh in? Xxx
I lost 9 1/2 lbs woo! And 7 1/4 inches :) Couldn't believe it! xxx
So had my second week weigh in this afternoon. I lost 6 lbs :) that makes 1 stone 1 1/2 in 2 weeks! Not as many inches this week, I lost 7 1/4 the first, and only 1 3/4 this week but it's all a loss :)
well done samantha, thats really great! I am hoping to start cambridge soon as i am so inspired by everyones losses! x
So I haven't updated on this diary in a little while. But, I had my 4 week weigh in today (usually weigh in on Fridays). I was really expecting a 1 or 2lb loss again this week as I only lost 1 1/2lb last week. BUT!!! 5 1/2lbs!!! That brings me to 1st 8 1/2lbs in just 4 weeks. And 12 inches total. I'm really hoping I can get 5 1/2 again next week and that'll make 2st in 5 weeks. *Fingers crossed!*
I'm down exactly one clothes size on my top half. And my hips (which were just over 2 sizes bigger than my top half!) are now just over 1 size bigger. I'm definitely starting to see a difference. I've lost 2 inches from my waist so a lot of my tops and dress are really baggy under my chest, and my trousers are fitting more comfortably.
So so so happy!!! Also upped my water to 4 litres a couple of days ago so that should be helping with the losses. :)
Day 31 already! I can't believe I'm into week 5. Seems to be going so quickly. I'm having the odd meal now as well as my three shakes a day and 4 litres of water.
My consultant said the odd meal can spur on your weight loss as your body can get used to just the shakes. So far all I've had is chicken and broccoli a few times, a 2 egg omelette and mushrooms, chicken mushrooms and spring onions and tonight I had half of the chicken (so 85g instead of 170), half the cottage cheese (112g instead of 225) and broccoli and asparagus. It was sooo yummy. I absolutely love cottage cheese so that was nice anyway but it just took the edge off plain chicken with pepper on! My consultant said you can have a couple of the proteins together but to just half the amount of each.
Bring on week 5. :)
Weigh in in the morning! I'm hoping for 5 1/2lbs again this week which will make 2 stone in 5 weeks! I reckon it will be lower but as long as its close I'm not really fussed. :)
Let us know how you go! I start Monday & I can't wait to shed this 3 stone!
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