My final attempt...
Have started today for the fourth time (did LL first two times and Cambridge more recently) and I have promised myself it WILL be the last, I WILL follow maintenance and I WON'T let myself get to this position again. Not least because it's an expensive thing to fail...
Met my latest CDC who is lovely and so supportive (I worry she won't be quite firm enough...) and have picked up my packs for the week. I have got all tetra's as I like the simplicity of it, though they are a bit pricier (£51.45 for the week).
That going-into-ketosis feeling obviously hasn't started quite yet but I imagine this time tomorrow I'll be feeling pretty crap! So excited to get the weight off and telling myself that this isn't the battle - this is the easy bit. Keeping it OFF is where the 'journey' starts, so I'm not going to allow myself to find it difficult!
I have a holiday booked on 29th March so I will have a week off then but I have accounted for that already and won't be feeling guilty about it.
Here we go again..for the final time...wish me luck!
Good luck, stick with it!!
Thanks teebee, really determined this time! :) xx
i am also starting today for the second time!! I am so annoyed to be back here.....this time last year I felt fantastic but now I'm back to the starting blocks!! I lost 3.5stone last year and I am starting half a stone lighter the time.
i feel the same as you do....this has to be last time and I must to the diet 100% from start to finish.
i am hungry and desperate to grab some chocolate and coke zero (my weakness!) but I just keep thinking how fab I will feel in a months time! Good luck xxxxx
Hi Jules! We can do this!
Originally Posted by Essexjules
im v hungry too, and grumpy! The two normally go hand in hand, haha. Doesn't help that my bf is tucking into pizza!
looking forward to being in ketosis now when the hunger is easier to bear and I'm not so grumpy!
Morning of Day 2 and feeling surprisingly good, although generally I have found days 3 and 4 the toughest. once i'm in ketosis i hope it's all plain sailing, as i actually enjoy the feeling of it (not so much the disgusting dog breath but hey ho).
had my choc tetra this morning (so tasty) and have managed 2 black coffees and a litre of water. as i'm only having tetras i need to be really making a conscious effort to drink about 4 litres as i'm not getting the liquid i would in a shake or soup. did pretty well with my intake yesterday and showed a -6lbs on the scales, but i'm not reading into that as i was naked and safe to say i was fully clothed at my CDC's house yesterday haha.
im now having my weekly weigh ins on mondays so will only have 5 days on plan before i get my first weigh in, being realistic with myself of a 5 to 7 lb loss.
hows everyone else getting on today? excited to have my banana tetra at lunch and ploughing on through hunger pangs until ketosis kicks in!
Hi Harriet, welcome back.. im also doing the cambridge for the fourth time. Once and for all.. ive never went to the maintenance stage.. go cocky then got fat haha. Hope you battle on through your first week. I'm sure you will do fine.. Good luck xxx
Good Job in coming back to it. At least you havnt given up. you can do this. :)
Haha ciara, got cocky and then got fat! Me too! I lost about 3 st (needed to lose 5) and felt pretty good so just stopped altogether and rewarded myself by eating crap?!?! how my brain worked that one out i do not know.
hi Jay, thanks very much! I'm glad to be back as i know it works. im more terrified of maintenance than the actual plan! My CDC is lovely though and really really experienced so hopefully with her help it can be done. think i also need to accept i will have to use my fitness pal and calorie count for the rest of my life really!
how are you both getting on today? xx
hahhaah i was the same.. i lost 2.5 stone last time and thought i could lose the last stone on my own... but it seems eating junk food isnt the key. 3 stone later im back here again :o. Keep us posted hun xxx
Originally Posted by harrietm127
Day 2 done.....missing food, but not too bad.....yet!!! I remember last time, day 3/4 being rather rubbish!!!
Originally Posted by harrietm127
good luck with day 3.
must add, I also got cocky and got fat again!!!
Hi - I am also here for a second time - so was relieved to hear I'm not alone. Am now on day 19 so well into ketosis. Felt awful on days 2 and 3 - I feel for you! I guess we'll just have to learn from past mistakes.
Jules - good luck for your day 3 tomorrow. i'm expecting the worst but hoping for the best! my mouth already feels rank so i know ketosis should be on its way...
Daisy - hello! my 2nd time on cambridge and my 4th time doing a vlcd...sounds terrible but all my own fault that i'm back here again. this time it is make or break so i need to make sure i follow maintenance and from then on will be trying to live a predominantly low carb lifestyle as i think whilst im not a huge carb lover they are my biggest downfall...i get really bloated and my skin is awful when i've eaten too many so i do think i have a slight intolerance.
stay motivated all!! :) xxx
Beginning of Day 3 here and I'm fairly sure I'm now in ketosis. No hunger at all, tongue that feels like fur and feeling full of energy!
Showed 215lbs on the scales this morning, so in only 2 days I'm showing a 7lb drop (though I would put it more like 4 as I was wearing quite a few layers and heavy jeans on my CDC's scales).
Feeling really positive today although a little nervous for what the weekend will bring...luckily I don't have any plans and my boyfriend is working both days so there's not temptation to eat his food!! i think one of the hardest things about CWP for me is not being able to eat lovely meals with my boyfriend as it really is such a big part of our relationship (in a good way...we're both "foodies") He is shedding some weight too although doing it 'conventionally' as he doesn't have a lot to lose and also has a massive appetite. i really don't think he could manage this kind of abstinence!
Good luck today all, stay focused! x x
Officially in ketosis! My ketostix arrived this morning and have just tested. so relieved! That was quick too!
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