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Thread: 28st to 12st - Time to make the right choice!

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    Diet: Cambridge Diet
    Height: 5ft10in
    Start Date: 9th April 2014
    Start Weight: 28st3lb
    Current Weight: 26st9lb
    Goal Weight: 12st0lb

    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 56.7
    Current BMI: 53.5
    Goal BMI: 24.1

    Total Weight Loss: 1st8lb
    Weight to Lose: 14st9lb
    % Lost 5.57%

    28st to 12st - Time to make the right choice!

    My story is long but so is the journey Im starting so stick with me.

    I seem to have been on or tried every diet, lifestyle change and healthy eating plan known to man or woman at some point in my adult life. Some sucessful some not.

    I have always been overweight or at very least larger than everyone else around me and very aware of it. I had the name calling at school and have had the 'when is your baby due?' question on more occasions than I would like to admit but always told myself it didnt bother me, that I was happy with myself no matter what size I was. Well no, Im actually not. Apart from having to buy larger clothes and ignoring any comments, i have never really taken being overweight as seriously as I should have. I have been lucky enough to avoid any weight related conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes etc. However, I have recently started to question 'When is my luck going to run out??????'

    My recent weightloss history goes back about 5 years. I met my amazingly patient other half 6 years ago and we decided pretty early on to try for a baby. I have already been blessed with 14 year old twins and he loves them as if they were his own but he has always said he would love a child with me. After a year of trying with no results I asked my doctor for some advice. Followed a diagnosis of PCOS and a referral for fertility advice. Well this is where it all changed for me. I turned up to our appointment with a glimmer of hope and left twenty minutes later embarassed and ashamed of myself. Before we even got to see anyone, I had the usual health questionaire. Drink? No, Smoke? No. Height, 5.10, all looking good until ..... Weight ............ the scales wouldnt even work because I was so heavy. The nurse was so sweet and told me not to worry and have a seat. My OH was at this point not aware of what I had just experienced and still had a hopeful smile. 2 minutes later I was called alone into to be told that I would not be seeing a doctor today as they would not be able to consider any help for us at the weight I was which was somewhere over 25 stones. I left in a wave of shame a determination to do something about my weight.

    The next morning my gp confirmed my weight had reached a disasterous 27 stones. My heaviest ever. She questioned if I had ever considered weight loss surgery and referred me to a consultant. I waited a couple of months and just before my 33rd birthday i finally had my appointment. Sitting in the waiting room surrounded by other larger people I started to feel hope that I could finally be on the road to successful weight loss. I left feeling hopeful and for once my weight was in my favour. Because of my size I would qualify to go on the waiting list for a gastric band or bypass. I was given a target of a 5% weight loss with the help of a dietician and weight loss group once a month for 6 months. The first 4 months I had no lossess so decided to seek outside help in the form of my local Slimming Would Group. From the first weeks 11 lbs loss I could feel the benefit. By my next appointment I was so hopeful that this was it, I would be on the waiting list, my surgery was just around the corner. I had actually lost 10%, double what was expected of me. Well thats not what happened, my consultant was so impressed she said to keep going and review again in 6 months. Well ok i thought! I can actually do this with SW. And on I went, in the first 6 months I lost 5 st. Again my consultant was so impressed she said I should carry on rather than going through invasive surgery and I actually agreed. That looking back was the worst decision I could have made.

    My weight slowly started to creep back up and I developed gallstones. Before my gallstone surgery a year ago I weighed in at 25 stone, still 3 stone less than my heaviest I told myself. After my op I found that I could finally eat what a liked without the pain of my gallstones and thats exactly what I did.

    I have since started to remember the familiar back and knee pain, tightness of clothes lack of willingness to do anything but get up and go to work, come home and collapse on the sofa. So my turn around came about 3 weeks ago, I went to my out of hours doctor for an unrelated problem and bumped into an old collegue and my current doctors nurse practitioner. She has been the first person to actually come out and say 'You need to do something and do it now!!!!'.

    This has played on my mind for a couple of weeks and I have decided enough!!!!!!!! Will I go back to SW? No, because If I have to make a decision about food, 99% of the time seems to be the wrong decision. So, I have now decided to take a break from food and wrong decisions that lead to regaining all my weight

    As I was dropping my daughter to an activity a couple of weeks ago I saw an advert in a car window of another mum for Cambridge Diet, last week I practially chased this woman down the street to ask about it. If I had carried on looking at the window thinking I would phone, it would probably never have happened. So now is better than never.

    On Tuesday 8th April 2014 I went to see Nicki my CDC for my first appointment. I was weighed and have now reached my heaviest ever 28st 3lbs. Well I can now say, no shout, NEVER AGAIN.

    My first week wasnt easy, the porridge was vile but the shakes were ok. I finally have a schedule on how to drink 3 litres of water a day and not be up peeing all night. Yesterday I went for my first weigh in and to say both myself and my cdc were gobsmacked with the result is an understatement. I lost 21lbs YES you read correctly 21lbs in my first week. I left floating on a cloud, and can feel a hope and determination that I havent felt in a long time. Imgradually going to try other products but for now Im enjoying the ready made chocolate shakes. Im following Cambridge Weight Plan - Sole Source and an taking every day as it comes. I hope to no longer feel ashamed of my weight or size.

    I wish myself good luck xxxx
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    Trish x

    Week 1 - 21lbs

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    Diet: Exante
    Height: 5ft5in
    Start Date: 8/4/2014
    Start Weight: 18st5lb
    Current Weight: 17st10lb
    Goal Weight: 10st9lb

    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 42.8
    Current BMI: 41.3
    Goal BMI: 24.8

    Total Weight Loss: 0st9lb
    Weight to Lose: 7st1lb
    % Lost 3.5%
    Wow! What an inspiring start and a fab first week loss to keep you going. Keep going hun - you're never going to see that 21lbs EVER AGAIN!!!

    Start weight - 18 stone 5lbs
    6 days in - 9lb loss (17 stone 10lbs)

    Mini Goals
    * Lose 10% of body weight approx 26lbs
    * Get into size 20 jeans
    * Get down to 14 stone 4

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    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 12th april 2014
    Start Weight: 14st2.0lb
    Goal Weight: 11st5.0lb
    Goal Date: July 2014

    BMI Information:
    Goal BMI: 25.7
    Good luck and a big wow and congrats on your amazing weight loss :-)) x

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    Well done on ur first week weightless that's great keep going ur doing great and obviously feeling great inspirational. Xx

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    You are going to do this. I can read the determination. X
    Week 0 - 12st 12.5 lbs
    Week 1 - 12st 10 lbs (-2.5 loss)
    Week 2 - 12st 7.5 lbs (-2.5 loss)
    Week 3 - 12st 7 lbs (-0.5 loss)
    Week 4 - 12st 4.5 lbs (-2.5 loss)
    Week 5 - 12st 3.5 lbs (-1 loss)

    TOTAL = 9 lb loss/31 to go

    Target weight = 10 st by Christmas (35 weeks to go )

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    I can relate so much to your post!! Well done and good luck xx

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    Diet: CD
    Start Date: 8/03/12
    Start Weight: 23st9lb
    Current Weight: 21st1lb
    Goal Weight: 10st9lb

    Total Weight Loss: 2st8lb
    Weight to Lose: 10st6lb
    % Lost 10.88%

    Well done on ur amazing weight loss :-)

    Like yourself I have a lot of weight to loss. Just had my first WI and 11lb off:-)

    Hope ur still doing well and would be great keeping up to date with ur journey :-D

    Gayle x

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    23rd April, 2014
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    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 23/04/14
    Start Weight: 15st3lb
    Current Weight: 12st7.0lb
    Goal Weight: 9st7.0lb
    Goal Date: June 2015

    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 34.4
    Current BMI: 28.2
    Goal BMI: 21.5

    Total Weight Loss: 2st10lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st0lb
    % Lost 17.84%
    That's a brilliant first week! I am a serial yo yo dieter and have tried every diet known to man and the CWP is the only one that really works for me and hopefully this time I can see it through to the end...I've only ever lasted 3-4 weeks. You can definitely do it! We all just have to keep reminding ourselves why we're doing it in the first place! X
    Week one- 7.2lbs off

    Goal one : To get one stone off!
    Goal two: To get two stone off!
    Goal three: To get three stone off!
    Goal four: To get 3.5 stone off!
    Goal five: To fit into a size 10!

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    Wow 21 lbs is amazing !!
    I have pcos , 3 years ago I lost 5 1/2 stone taking me to 14.10
    Got pregnant without even trying lol he's now 2 years old , only thing is I ate like I was having triplets and have put 4stone back on that's y I'm here
    Being on this diet I bet we will hear your pregnant very soon :-) xx

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