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    Current Weight: 11st7.4lb
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    Goal Date: 14 June 2014


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    % Lost 17.48%

    The Carrie Diaries - A Yorkshire lass in Sydney: A journey to being healthy

    So I am already on day 4 of Sole Source which has been 100% to date I had been reading on these forums over the past couple of days for some motivation and inspiration. It made me think that I'm going to need to some support as I've found other people just don't get it and actually are not that supportive!

    So I just had my 39th birthday at the end of December and I always remember someone saying "You come out of your 40's, the way you go into them". Bearing that in mind I want to dedicate this year towards being able to head into my 40's more health and feeling a bit better about myself. I always panic as my Mum is in her mid 60's, is extremely overweight and had heart problems - every time I see her it reminds me of what I don't want to end up like.

    I am originally from Yorkshire but moved to Australia about 10 years ago. I have two kids age 8 and 5 and work 4 days a week (currently training to be a psychologist). I have struggled with weight all my life and picked a lot of bad habits up from my Mum. Lots of binge eating and lack of control around food. I lost the most weight just before I got married on WW and was still probably classed as overweight but felt much healthier. In between having kids I have had bouts of weight loss but have always seemed to put it back in again. I also really enjoy exercise, am struggling at moment in not doing anything as my CDC has recommended only to do walking particularly in the beginning. I got a spin bike fro Xmas, so struggling not to use it but will plan to use it down the line.

    Anyway my 4 days so far have been kind of weird. I'm still on holidays for Xmas (back to work on Monday), didn't want to start the programme back at work. It was probably a good decision as day 1 I had insane headaches (which green tea seemed to get rid of!). Day 2 was okay but day 3 felt cold, lack of energy and generally felt a bit off. Will see how day 4 goes but so far all okay.

    My first day was a bit of a shock as i started with the porridges - OMG they were hideous. The Walnut and Pecan i binned as I thought I was going to throw up. I then made the apple and cinnamon and it took me 20 mins to eat (with about 500mls of water). I panicked a bit thinking - OMG they are all going to taste like this and there is no way I will be able to do it! Thankfully my faves to date are strawberry and mango milkshakes and the spicy oriental soup. Apparently in Sydney the mango are limited edition and they have stopped doing the which is a bit annoying, as I love that one! There is a strange under taste to everything which is taking some getting used to! I've also got a tub of veg broth which I LOVE and the orange sunshine drink which helps me drink lots of water (have it a couple of times a day).

    I tested my wee yesterday and I have ketones so the ketosis must be happening. I have bad breath (which my husband keep reminding me of! I just don't feel like I've lost any weight though - I am panicking after all this effort of being 100% and I won't lose anything!

    Anyway that's my story - look forward to sharing my journey with you all and hope we can support each other through this life changing experience. here's to a good weigh-in on Wednesday
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    Diet: Cambridge
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    Start Weight: 13st13.6lb
    Current Weight: 11st7.4lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0.3lb
    Goal Date: 14 June 2014


    BMI Information:
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    Current BMI: 27.4
    Goal BMI: 26.2


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    Total Weight Loss: 2st6.2lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st7.1lb
    % Lost 17.48%
    Day 5 on Sole Source. First day back at work and was sooo much easier doing this busy at work. Even managed to get out and do a 20 minute walk in the park at lunchtime (haven't had a lot of energy for doing anything much at home). I did hide my tetrapak cranberry and pomegranate shake from my co-worker who's a bit of an eating disorder expert and as I thought I might get a lecture from her about diets :O The shake wasn't amazing but i just had it quickly and went out for my walk.

    My only problem today was I have only been to the toilet twice in 5 days and seriously today was like "shitting a brick". I sooo miss having vegetables!!!!!! After having kids my rear nether regions have never been the same and I am very protective of these delicate bits. I am tempted to talk to my CDC on Wednesday and see if I can add vegetables (is that soul source +?)

    Am feeling nervous that after this first week I won't have lost anything! it seems insane but I just don't feel like I have!

    Here's to keeping my fingers crossed for a decent weigh in to keep me motivated!

    PS: Last night i was freezing in bed (it is the bloody middle of Summer here right now!) - I was wrapping myself in a nana blanket! <crazy>

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    Diet: Cambridge Weight Plan
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    Start Weight: 15st2.0lb
    Current Weight: 11st12lb
    Goal Weight: 10st7.0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 35.3
    Current BMI: 27.6
    Goal BMI: 24.5


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    Total Weight Loss: 3st4lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st5lb
    % Lost 21.7%
    Hi Carrie, welcome! I am currently in Yorkshire- Leeds, Where abouts are you from? My OH keeps reminding me of my ketosis breath and I'm in week 12! Drinking water does help flush it through though. I would definitely recommend SS+ if you are having toilet troubles xx
    Week 1 Weigh in: 3/11/13- 12lbs !!
    Week 2 Weigh in: 10/11/13- 4lbs
    Week 3 Weigh in: 17/11/13- 5lbs
    Week 4 Weigh in: 24/11/13- 2lbs
    Week 5 Weigh in: 01/12/13- 2lbs
    Week 6 Weigh in: 08/12/13- 3lbs
    Week 7 Weigh in: 15/12/13- 2lbs
    Week 8 Weigh in: 22/12/13- 3lbs
    Week 9 Weigh in: 29/12/13- 2lbs
    Week 10 Weigh in: 05/01/14-3lbs
    Week 11 Weigh in: 12/01/14-2lbs
    Week 12 Weigh in: 19/01/14-2lbs
    Total so far: -42lbs/3stone!

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    Start Weight: 13st13.6lb
    Current Weight: 11st7.4lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0.3lb
    Goal Date: 14 June 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 33.2
    Current BMI: 27.4
    Goal BMI: 26.2


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st6.2lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st7.1lb
    % Lost 17.48%
    NewbyLooby - thanks BTW your pics look amazing - your face shape has completely changed! What plan are you on now? And when do you decided to change plans? I had a peek and SS+ only has 2 tablespoon of veg - not sure that would be enough to assist with the problems down below? :O

    I'm from Haworth originally, near Bradford so really close

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    Diet: Cambridge Weight Plan
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    Start Weight: 15st2.0lb
    Current Weight: 11st12lb
    Goal Weight: 10st7.0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 35.3
    Current BMI: 27.6
    Goal BMI: 24.5


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 3st4lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st5lb
    % Lost 21.7%
    Thank you! I finally have cheek bones !! lol I'm on step 2 at the moment after I moved up from SS+ last week. You would be surprised at how much it helps, I was going to the bathroom about once a week on SS and felt really bloated all the time then moved up to SS+...drizzled my chicken breast with olive oil for a bit of healthy fat and had greens which are full of fibre and now I go 3-4 times a week xx
    Week 1 Weigh in: 3/11/13- 12lbs !!
    Week 2 Weigh in: 10/11/13- 4lbs
    Week 3 Weigh in: 17/11/13- 5lbs
    Week 4 Weigh in: 24/11/13- 2lbs
    Week 5 Weigh in: 01/12/13- 2lbs
    Week 6 Weigh in: 08/12/13- 3lbs
    Week 7 Weigh in: 15/12/13- 2lbs
    Week 8 Weigh in: 22/12/13- 3lbs
    Week 9 Weigh in: 29/12/13- 2lbs
    Week 10 Weigh in: 05/01/14-3lbs
    Week 11 Weigh in: 12/01/14-2lbs
    Week 12 Weigh in: 19/01/14-2lbs
    Total so far: -42lbs/3stone!

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    Good luck! I would much rather be following this plan from Sydney rather than rainy old London! Keep trying to get my company to move our team to the Sydney office but no such luck (so far....).
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    % Lost 17.48%
    Can't believe it I made it to day 7 100% - woo hoo! Have to go get weighed in tonight....I've had like 4 litres of water today so think OMG I will be heavy!!!!

    Newbylooby - ah good to hear things improve with SS+...are you still losing the same with SS+ - just trying to figure out if I moved onto that to resolve some issues I would still get same results.

    Fay737731 - Thanks and good luck with trying to get your team to move to Sydney (it's an awesome city!)

    Will report back later after the weight in!

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    % Lost 17.48%
    WEIGHT-IN: Lost 3kgs (6.7lbs) and 8cm - very happy I have nevr lost big chunks of weight was always a few hundred grams at a time which always took forever! I have kept it in stone on here as I know I was just under 12 stone when I got married, something to compare to and a mini goal to aim for. Has spurred me on for another week of shakes/soups. It seems mad losing so much when not doing any exercise! My only struggle this week was the social side of things, which I don't think will get any easier

    Hope everyone's having a good week and all newbies get a good loss the first week

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    Goal Weight: 10st7.0lb


    BMI Information:
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    Current BMI: 27.6
    Goal BMI: 24.5


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    Total Weight Loss: 3st4lb
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    % Lost 21.7%
    Well done- that's so good!!! I'm losing an average of 10lbs a month at the mo- it seems to go 2lb one week, 3lb the next! Slower than I would've liked but i'm at a stage where I am just used to eating like this now so its effortless xx
    Week 1 Weigh in: 3/11/13- 12lbs !!
    Week 2 Weigh in: 10/11/13- 4lbs
    Week 3 Weigh in: 17/11/13- 5lbs
    Week 4 Weigh in: 24/11/13- 2lbs
    Week 5 Weigh in: 01/12/13- 2lbs
    Week 6 Weigh in: 08/12/13- 3lbs
    Week 7 Weigh in: 15/12/13- 2lbs
    Week 8 Weigh in: 22/12/13- 3lbs
    Week 9 Weigh in: 29/12/13- 2lbs
    Week 10 Weigh in: 05/01/14-3lbs
    Week 11 Weigh in: 12/01/14-2lbs
    Week 12 Weigh in: 19/01/14-2lbs
    Total so far: -42lbs/3stone!

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    It's kind of freaky thinking of getting used to eating like this! I am trying to figure out when I can be back on normal food!...but suppose once you've been doing it for a while it's what you are used to. Aslong as you are steadily heading in the right direction that's all that matters. Will you take a break at week 12? IF i lost at your rate I would be at goal in 12 weeks!!! Although 12lbs your first week is insanely good

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    I think it was because I was eating sooo much rubbish before- like loads of carbs so the first weeks loss was mainly water weight! Ive moved up to Step 2 now so no need to take a break! I'm gonna stick with Step 2 for another month or two then work up the steps till I reach goal Although I have a planned cheat day on Feb 14th for a Valentines 3 course dinner mmm x
    Week 1 Weigh in: 3/11/13- 12lbs !!
    Week 2 Weigh in: 10/11/13- 4lbs
    Week 3 Weigh in: 17/11/13- 5lbs
    Week 4 Weigh in: 24/11/13- 2lbs
    Week 5 Weigh in: 01/12/13- 2lbs
    Week 6 Weigh in: 08/12/13- 3lbs
    Week 7 Weigh in: 15/12/13- 2lbs
    Week 8 Weigh in: 22/12/13- 3lbs
    Week 9 Weigh in: 29/12/13- 2lbs
    Week 10 Weigh in: 05/01/14-3lbs
    Week 11 Weigh in: 12/01/14-2lbs
    Week 12 Weigh in: 19/01/14-2lbs
    Total so far: -42lbs/3stone!

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    I asked my CDC what happens if you know you have something coming up - he was reluctant to say cos he said I'll have an out if feeling tempted!!! Not sure what he will say! Presumably you will stop the ketosis? I was in fear of that all week-that's what stopped me sticking to it 100%!

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    Well I was on plan all of Christmas & New year but my CDC said I could have a treat if I wanted to but I didn't want to come out of ketosis ! I lost 5lbs over Christmas & new year but another girl who I talk to on here had Christmas off & lost like 10lbs the following week because it was like doing week 1 again! So I think having a day off every now and then can give your metabolism a kick-start! xx
    Week 1 Weigh in: 3/11/13- 12lbs !!
    Week 2 Weigh in: 10/11/13- 4lbs
    Week 3 Weigh in: 17/11/13- 5lbs
    Week 4 Weigh in: 24/11/13- 2lbs
    Week 5 Weigh in: 01/12/13- 2lbs
    Week 6 Weigh in: 08/12/13- 3lbs
    Week 7 Weigh in: 15/12/13- 2lbs
    Week 8 Weigh in: 22/12/13- 3lbs
    Week 9 Weigh in: 29/12/13- 2lbs
    Week 10 Weigh in: 05/01/14-3lbs
    Week 11 Weigh in: 12/01/14-2lbs
    Week 12 Weigh in: 19/01/14-2lbs
    Total so far: -42lbs/3stone!

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    % Lost 17.48%
    So i did a 40 minute walk today at lunchtime - walked upto meet husband for lunch and back and did it quite fast. First time I have felt hungry this evening!!!...so even walking can make me feel hungry - i had my soup and then just had a veg broth (how much did I want a piece of bread with the soup!) BUT after my loss yesterday just need to keep motivated and not go off plan! I was looking online at clothes that I would buy being at goal - that keeps me going too The thought of dresses with belts or quite fitted instead of flowy tops that cover you belly! Would much rather have that than a slice of bread!

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    % Lost 17.48%
    Just found Lawrence's blog from Dual Dynamic on Youtube: The Cambridge Weight Plan Week 2 - How To Lose 56 Lbs In 12 Weeks! - YouTube flippin awesome! Just what I need at the start of week 2..my mantra for the week will be "Stay in the zone"!!!! If anyone feels like faltering watch Lawrence Thank you to the person who suggested on here <can't remember where saw it!?)

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