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    Kats cambridge diary - first timer

    so I am 38 but I have been told I look much younger, I have always been overweight, which is strange because when I was in my teens my family was struggling and i dont remember us ever having any food, but hey ho, thems the breaks.

    I have never had any confidence in myself, this stems back to many things and a very turbulent upbringing. I remember being 12stone and thinking i was so fat, then 14 stone, then 16 stone and so on, I can hardly believe I am over 21 stone, its actually incredible to me, how did this happen??? I'll tell you how it happened, years and years of telling myself i wasnt worth looking after, years of denial about what i look like...its weird because i look in the mirror and think i look ok, then I see a photo of myself and its a massive wake up call.

    None of this is helped by the fact that my husband is very fit, marathon runner, slim, good looking etc etc

    I know i have a pretty face underneath it all and when i take head shots you wouldnt even know that i have a problem, but just this weekend i was browsing through old family photos, and im in none of them, because i dont like being photoed, so god forbid anything should happen to me, my kids wont have any pics of us all together, this makes me feel like **** and they deserve more than that, its a simple thing but my father passed when i was younger and i only have 2 photos of him, so i guess its kind of a big deal to me.

    next is the way I dress. oh my word, i hate everything i own, i dress in fat clothes, i dress like an old lady, im a trendy childlike character, im quite juvenile really which is possibly why its taken me so long to be honest about who i am and the fact that its my responsibility to change myself.

    i cant afford the cambridge diet but my mother came to visit me last week and offered to pay for me to have a gastric bypass, which says it all really. i told her about this diet and she offered to pay for me to do it.

    last year i lost weight on the atkins and went down to 18stone, and i looked and felt great, then i had to stop due to financial restrictions and piled it all back on because of my relationship with carbs.

    today is day 2 and I am doing better today than i was yesterday. i am slightly annoyed because i have to go out for a meal next weekend because last year i won a writing competition and this was my prize to meet with publishers over lunch. i will just have to be very careful about my meal choices but dammit its a michelin star restaurant.

    my goals are as follows

    starting weight 301lbs (eep)
    first goal 252lbs (18 stone) - what i got to last year on atkins
    second goal 224lbs (16 stone) what i was when i had my son
    third goal 196lbs (14 stone) when i met my OH
    fourth goal 168lbs (12 stone) when i was at high school
    fifth goal 140lbs (10 stone) dunno???
    final goal 130lbs (9st3lbs) within my average weight for my height
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    Well I made it through the day on 3 shakes, this morning I am struggling again, it's purely mental though because I don't feel.hungry, it's just my brain saying eat eat eat. So this is day 3. I got through yesterday by reading everyone's inspirational stories, and looking at amazing photos. Will be doing more of that today. I'm just trying to get through my first week strong, and then we will see what happens.

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    I made it to day 4 , from what i have read of everyone elses diaries day 4 is the hardest so i am slightly freaking out although if i am honest i actually feel fine, just worried about falling off the wagon. I have been open and honest with people about the diet, i want peoples support and not to feel ashamed about the fact that I am actually doing something about my situation. i have had mixed 50/50 responses from people, most people warning me of how dangerous it must be - although I dont see how it can be any more dangerous than stuffing my face full of reeses and pizza so there you go. I dont care what they think anyway, its usually naturally skinny people who are unsupportive.

    My husband however has been really supportive, he has been very resentful of my weight for years and hes just happy that i am finally doing something.

    The hardest time for me so far is night time, just sitting and watching tv is impossible I just want to go to bed so i dont have to think about food.

    All in all I am feeling very positive and I am sure that i can do today, and today is all I am focussing on....until tomorrow

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    Hiya Kat!!

    Well done on making it to day 4.. The first few days are tough, so to get through is a fab achievement!!

    I'm starting again on Saturday.. I did the diet a few years ago, and lost a fair bit, but lost motivation and have decided I'll give it another go having put it all (and more) back on. Good luck and I wish you all the success xx

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    Hi Spolly!

    I have several mini goals because i think if I go for the full 11 stone that I want to lose then I will freak out and stuff my face, so im doing it in smaller increments. I see we are a similar starting weight so it will be cool to watch your progress - make sure you keep me posted!

    My house has never looked cleaner, I have been going from room to room cleaning just to distract myself from thinking about food. Although I am not actually hungry but the habit is the thing I am trying to break.

    Good luck!!!! I hope it all goes well for you

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    Will do. You too!!

    I'm worrying if starting on a Saturday will be hard, but I don't want to keep doing the 'wait till Monday' thing, otherwise I'll never get started...

    Take away tomorrow night as a farewell rubbish food, then I'm all over Cambridge!!!! xx

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    i had a kfc the night before i started and it was a rubbish one so that made me feel better about giving up food.

    i agree about the wait til monday thing, i only had to wait til monday because we were visiting family that weekend and i thought it would be too hard to start then. end of day 4 now, today was hard!!! but its over!
    week 1: -16lbs
    week 2: - 2lbs (had to go for an important meal)
    week 3: - 7lbs
    week 4: - 8lbs
    week 5: - 1lbs
    week 6: - 4lbs
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    day 5 - its hard , but the difficulty is in the breaking the habit i think still, im not hungry.

    last night i went with my husband to the theatre, i had my shake before we went and drank water throughout the performance, my mouth felt horrible and after a while i felt trapped and like i wanted to eat. I think whats been really helping me keep on target with this diet is being distracted, the play wasnt that good and as soon as i got bored i wanted to eat something, i think that says a lot about my relationship with food.
    week 1: -16lbs
    week 2: - 2lbs (had to go for an important meal)
    week 3: - 7lbs
    week 4: - 8lbs
    week 5: - 1lbs
    week 6: - 4lbs
    week 6.5: -4lbs
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    ~~~~~~~~~~3 stone lost woooo!~~~~~~~~~~
    week 7.5: - 1lbs

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    Hey Kat...well done on starting Cambridge it sounds like you're determined to get the weight off...good luck wit your journey and keep us updated. I think the CD makes you start to think about your relationship with food, cos when in ketosis you're just not hungry!...so eating for other reasons
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    Hi carrie,
    I am determined at the moment lol, but i know that its a moment by moment thing, will power is not something that is magical its something you have to work at, i agree with you about staying in the zone, thats where I like to be.

    I was on the atkins for a year and lost 4 stone, most of that in the first few months, but i stuck at it, thats why i believe in myself this time, i have never managed to stay on anything for a year lol. fingers crossed it wont take me that long on this diet.
    week 1: -16lbs
    week 2: - 2lbs (had to go for an important meal)
    week 3: - 7lbs
    week 4: - 8lbs
    week 5: - 1lbs
    week 6: - 4lbs
    week 6.5: -4lbs
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    ~~~~~~~~~~3 stone lost woooo!~~~~~~~~~~
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    Hi Kat

    I'm on Day 5 too! SS. All going well but dreading tonight and tomorrow night cos I like my wine or vodka on the weekend! Oh well, its worth it for a few months to get back to my size 10 wardrobe! I

    My story is, gave up smoking and over a couple of years piled on 4 stone! Time to get it shifted now

    Catherine x

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    if it makes you feel any better catherine i wish i was 14 stone!!! lol

    day 6 has been the hardest so far, i made an amazing dinner for my family which i then couldnt have which sucked!!! i also made dinner for the next 3 days as well so that i dont have to cook, i find that the hardest.

    but day six is over!!! yay
    week 1: -16lbs
    week 2: - 2lbs (had to go for an important meal)
    week 3: - 7lbs
    week 4: - 8lbs
    week 5: - 1lbs
    week 6: - 4lbs
    week 6.5: -4lbs
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    ~~~~~~~~~~3 stone lost woooo!~~~~~~~~~~
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    end of day 7 = omg the weekend was so hard, i really struggled this evening, in fact i struggle when i have to interact with other people because i just want to get on with my own thing. still doing it though, havent crumbled yet, but i have been teetering on the brink all weekend. went to a fancy ice cream parlour this weekend, made loads of amazing food for my family but i still havent partaken.

    i have to go out for a meal on friday - its been planned for months and i forgot about it. i will eat low carb and keep my fingers crossed.

    anyone who thinks this diet is the easy way out is crazy =its sso hard
    week 1: -16lbs
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    week 3: - 7lbs
    week 4: - 8lbs
    week 5: - 1lbs
    week 6: - 4lbs
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    Hi Kat
    Just seen your 1st weigh in ... Totally Amazing! I bet you're glad you resisted your home cooked meals and the ice cream parlour now!
    Well done. You'll be at your first mini goal before you know it.
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    yes im a third of the way there already in just a week, i know next week my loss will be much less and i am mentally preparing myself for that. what i need to remember is any loss is a win as far as i am concerned, in fact even stasis is a win.
    week 1: -16lbs
    week 2: - 2lbs (had to go for an important meal)
    week 3: - 7lbs
    week 4: - 8lbs
    week 5: - 1lbs
    week 6: - 4lbs
    week 6.5: -4lbs
    (switched from Monday to Friday weigh in)
    ~~~~~~~~~~3 stone lost woooo!~~~~~~~~~~
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