Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 68
Like Tree32Likes

Thread: Ruthlet's Road to being a loser!

  1. #1
    Wants to be a loser!
    Ruthlet's Avatar
    Join Date
    1st May, 2007
    Posts
    643
    Rep Power
    26
    Diet: CD

    Ruthlet's Road to being a loser!

    Hi all

    I'm feeling a bit nervous posting but here goes......

    I am not new to CWP. I first followed the CWP back in 2007 and lost 79lbs in 5 1/2 months taking me down to a healthy BMI. I successfully maintained from 2007-2012 (excluding 12 months while pregnant and losing weight afterwards) but sadly I find myself completely out of control of my eating with my weight just going up and up and up . I can't tell you how nerve-wracking it is posting that I am starting over again - it feels like I am a failure. But then I have to remind myself that I am only a failure if I stop trying!

    Long story short... I had a breakdown in 2012 and being a chronic emotional eater, I fell back into my old eating habits. As if my poor emotional food choices were not enough to tank on the pounds, the medication I was prescribed is also notorious for causing weight gain and resulted in weight gain much faster than I have ever experienced before.

    I have been umming and aahhhing about coming back to CWP, but didn't want to take the plunge until I felt I was strong enough to fully commit and take full responsibility and control of my own destiny. I am now on a good path as far as my mental and emotional wellbeing are concerned, and am well enough that I no longer need the anti-depressants I really feel that the last stage in my recovery journey is to shed my excess pounds. So here I am!

    Having tried a truck-load of different diets before I discovered CWP in 2007, I feel that SS/SS+ is the right choice for me. I really admire people that can stick with plans like WW and SW to lose weight, but they are just to open-ended for me, one syn would quickly become 10 before I realise how much I have eaten The thing that really resonated for me the first time I did the plan was how SS/SS+ is like hitting a reset button. Clean slate, taking food out of the equation to allow me to identify my triggers for over-eating and put in place alternative coping mechanisms for the future. Thats the plan anyway

    So I am off to see my consultant tomorrow. I never kept a diary when I was losing before, but this time around I thought it might help me to have somewhere to share my experiences on the journey ahead of me.

    Have a good day all
    Ruthlet
    Re-starting the Cambridge Diet 20/05/2014. Maintained a 79lb loss for 5 years 2007-2012. Returning now after 2 years of ill health resulting in the return of many, many pounds!!
    100% SS+ 1 week
    #
    DONE 27/05/14
    Under 16 stone # DONE 26/05/14
    Size 18 # DONE 13/06/14
    Under 15 stone # DONE 22/06/14
    24/06/14-03/08/14 off plan due to illness - STS
    Under 200lbs
    Under 14 stone
    Size 16
    No longer Obese (13st9lb)
    Under 13 stone
    Under 12 stone
    Size 14
    Normal BMI (11st5lb)




    W1: -8lb W2: STS W3: -2lb W4: -4lb W5: -5lb W6: -5lb (ill) W7-12: STS off plan while recovering



  2. #2
    Wants to be a loser!
    Ruthlet's Avatar
    Join Date
    1st May, 2007
    Posts
    643
    Rep Power
    26
    Diet: CD
    I met my CDC for the first time tonight & it turns out we used to work together in the past! We didn't recognise one another from our names as we have both married since we last saw one another - small world

    So I am all set for day 1 tomorrow. I have been increasing my water since last week & cutting down on carbs for the last few days in preparation, so fingers crossed the carb withdrawal is not too hardcore.

    I read really a quote today which really struck a chord with me: "You cannot change what you refuse to confront."

    It sums up how I feel right now & gives me courage to give CWP my full attention. I refuse to ignore my weight & declining health anymore, I am in control & I can do this!

    Night Night.
    Ruthlet
    Re-starting the Cambridge Diet 20/05/2014. Maintained a 79lb loss for 5 years 2007-2012. Returning now after 2 years of ill health resulting in the return of many, many pounds!!
    100% SS+ 1 week
    #
    DONE 27/05/14
    Under 16 stone # DONE 26/05/14
    Size 18 # DONE 13/06/14
    Under 15 stone # DONE 22/06/14
    24/06/14-03/08/14 off plan due to illness - STS
    Under 200lbs
    Under 14 stone
    Size 16
    No longer Obese (13st9lb)
    Under 13 stone
    Under 12 stone
    Size 14
    Normal BMI (11st5lb)




    W1: -8lb W2: STS W3: -2lb W4: -4lb W5: -5lb W6: -5lb (ill) W7-12: STS off plan while recovering



  3. #3
    Likes to post
    Sophiesophs's Avatar
    Join Date
    23rd April, 2014
    Posts
    219
    Rep Power
    13
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 23/04/14
    Start Weight: 15st3lb
    Current Weight: 11st2.0lb
    Goal Weight: 10st7lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 34.4
    Current BMI: 25.2
    Goal BMI: 23.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 4st1lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st9lb
    % Lost 26.76%
    Good luck for day one ruthlet! You sound really determined and focused which is 3/4's of the battle!plus you've been successful on the plan before so in your head you know you can get results! Keep pushing forward! I know what it's like to be an emotional eater, it's been one of the biggest challenges for me on this diet so far! I'll keep checking your diary! Xx
    Ruthlet likes this.
    Week 1 : -10.lbs
    Week 2 : - 6lbs (One stone)
    Week 3 : - 4.5lbs
    Week 4: - 3lbs (14.5 inches gone!)
    Week 5: - 4lbs
    Week 6: -4lbs (Two stone)
    Week 7: -2.5lbs

    Week 8: + 4lbs ( two days off plan)
    Week 9: - 8.5lbs!!!!!! (Another 8 inches lost)
    Week 10: -4lbs ( Three stone)
    Week 11: - 3lbs

    Week 12: -1.5lbs
    Week 13: -1.5lb
    Week 14: - 4lbs
    Week 15: - 2.5lbs
    Week 16: - 1.5lbs
    Week 17: STS

    Mini goal 1- Lose one stone - ACHIEVED

    Mini goal 2- Last longer than four weeks -ACHIEVED
    Mini goal 3- To reach 13st 10lbs (pre baby weight 2nd child)- DONE!

    Mini goal 4- To lose two stone -WAHOO!
    Mini goal 5- To get to a size 14 -YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
    Mini goal 6- To reach 12st 7lbs (wedding day weight) -Did it!!!!!
    Mini goal 7- To lose 3 stone - ACHIEVED!!!!!
    Mini goal 8- To get to a size 12 - DONE IT!!!!
    Mini goal 9- To lose 3.5 stone - DONE!

    Mini goal 10- To lose more than 1.5lbs in a week lol - YAY!!!!
    Mini goal 11- To lose 4 stone - YESSSSS!!
    Mini goal 12- To reach 10.7 stone

  4. #4
    Wants to be a loser!
    Ruthlet's Avatar
    Join Date
    1st May, 2007
    Posts
    643
    Rep Power
    26
    Diet: CD
    Thank you Sophiesophs

    Congratulations on your loss so far - a stone in 3 weeks is AMAZING

    I am off to work in an hour and I will be there til 8. It is always busy so I won't have time to think about food! I am saving shake number 3 until I come home as I am notorious for coming home and inhaling food

    Thank you again for the positive vibes
    Ruthlet
    Re-starting the Cambridge Diet 20/05/2014. Maintained a 79lb loss for 5 years 2007-2012. Returning now after 2 years of ill health resulting in the return of many, many pounds!!
    100% SS+ 1 week
    #
    DONE 27/05/14
    Under 16 stone # DONE 26/05/14
    Size 18 # DONE 13/06/14
    Under 15 stone # DONE 22/06/14
    24/06/14-03/08/14 off plan due to illness - STS
    Under 200lbs
    Under 14 stone
    Size 16
    No longer Obese (13st9lb)
    Under 13 stone
    Under 12 stone
    Size 14
    Normal BMI (11st5lb)




    W1: -8lb W2: STS W3: -2lb W4: -4lb W5: -5lb W6: -5lb (ill) W7-12: STS off plan while recovering



  5. #5
    Wants to be a loser!
    Ruthlet's Avatar
    Join Date
    1st May, 2007
    Posts
    643
    Rep Power
    26
    Diet: CD

    Thumbs up Day one 100% success!

    Well thats day one done and dusted

    I think I probably averaged 3-3.5 litres of water - our office is reaaaalllllly warm!

    Overall no real side-effects just yet. I'm about to have a de-caf cuppa with the last of my SS+ milk allowance then it will be time for bed. Fingers crossed for a decent day tomorrow. Huzzah!
    Ruthlet
    Re-starting the Cambridge Diet 20/05/2014. Maintained a 79lb loss for 5 years 2007-2012. Returning now after 2 years of ill health resulting in the return of many, many pounds!!
    100% SS+ 1 week
    #
    DONE 27/05/14
    Under 16 stone # DONE 26/05/14
    Size 18 # DONE 13/06/14
    Under 15 stone # DONE 22/06/14
    24/06/14-03/08/14 off plan due to illness - STS
    Under 200lbs
    Under 14 stone
    Size 16
    No longer Obese (13st9lb)
    Under 13 stone
    Under 12 stone
    Size 14
    Normal BMI (11st5lb)




    W1: -8lb W2: STS W3: -2lb W4: -4lb W5: -5lb W6: -5lb (ill) W7-12: STS off plan while recovering



  6. #6
    Likes to post
    Pink Tulip's Avatar
    Join Date
    10th April, 2013
    Posts
    233
    Rep Power
    4
    Height: 5ft3in
    Start Date: 21/05/2014
    Goal Date: As soon as possible!
    Hi Ruthlet,

    Well done on completing Day 1! I also started yesterday after losing 4 stone last year and gaining 2 back! Day one is always the hardest for me and then day 3-5, once in Ketosis I find it much easier. I'm back to lose 3 stone before my holiday and family photo shoot mid August. I really feel so unhappy in myself at the moment, from the obvious things like clothes not fitting to the more complex emotional feelings of letting myself and others around me down. I had so many false starts and never made it past day 1 without cheating so am really proud of myself for getting through day 1 and am determinded to lose this 3 stone for good!

    Just wanted to wish you good luck on your journey! x
    Ruthlet likes this.








    100% Focussed and Committed!:

    Week 1: -8lbs
    Week 2: -3lbs
    Week 3: -3lbs (1st stone lost)
    Week 4: -4lbs
    Week 5: -3lbs
    Week 6: -2lbs
    Week 7: -3lbs
    Week 8: -3lbs (2nd stone lost)
    Week 9: -0.5lb
    Week 10: -3lbs
    Week 11: -1lb
    Week 12:



    100% SS+ (mid March - end June 2013):
    Week 1: -8lb ,
    Week 2: - 6lb (1st stone gone) , Week 3: -4lb , Week 4: -3lb , Week 5: -4lb , Week 6: -4lb (2nd stone gone) , Week 7: -4lb , Week 8: - 1lb , Week 9: - 5lb , Week 10: - 2lb, Week 11: - 4lb (3rd stone gone) , Week 12: - 3lb , Week 13: - 3.5lb , Week 14: - 2.5lb , Week 15: -2lb (4th stone gone)

  7. #7
    Wants to be a loser!
    Ruthlet's Avatar
    Join Date
    1st May, 2007
    Posts
    643
    Rep Power
    26
    Diet: CD

    Talking Day 2 - 6 types of birthday cake and not a crumb passed my lips. Yee-haa!

    Its been a long old day.

    Firstly, I stayed up far too late reading threads on here Then when I got into bed I couldn't sleep as the rain was so loud Once the rain eased off I was too cold Then shortly after I fell asleep my 4yo daughter appeared in our room telling tales of noisy dragons and freckles and proceeded to be wide awake for a couple of hours *yawn*

    I spent the afternoon at a friends daughters birthday party. There was a massive party food buffet and (no word of a lie) 6..........yes 6 different cakes What did I have? A cup of tea I am still utterly amazed my resolve held strong.

    I'm just in from work & had my last shake. Having a quick look on here with a decaf cuppa in hand then I'll be off to bed.

    So that's it, day 2 done 100% Awesome!

    Thank you for your kind words Pink Tulip I really can relate to what you said about feeling dissapointed in yourself. However, you have taken control & cleared day 1 I hope day 2 has gone equally well x
    Ruthlet
    Re-starting the Cambridge Diet 20/05/2014. Maintained a 79lb loss for 5 years 2007-2012. Returning now after 2 years of ill health resulting in the return of many, many pounds!!
    100% SS+ 1 week
    #
    DONE 27/05/14
    Under 16 stone # DONE 26/05/14
    Size 18 # DONE 13/06/14
    Under 15 stone # DONE 22/06/14
    24/06/14-03/08/14 off plan due to illness - STS
    Under 200lbs
    Under 14 stone
    Size 16
    No longer Obese (13st9lb)
    Under 13 stone
    Under 12 stone
    Size 14
    Normal BMI (11st5lb)




    W1: -8lb W2: STS W3: -2lb W4: -4lb W5: -5lb W6: -5lb (ill) W7-12: STS off plan while recovering



  8. #8
    Wants to be a loser!
    Ruthlet's Avatar
    Join Date
    1st May, 2007
    Posts
    643
    Rep Power
    26
    Diet: CD
    Dear diary.....100% today

    Its day 3 & I think I might be in ketosis How do I know? Because I'm flipping freeeeeezing I cut down my carbs before starting on Wednesday so it is possible that I might be cooking fat for fun!

    Onwards & downwards!
    AuburnAshes likes this.
    Ruthlet
    Re-starting the Cambridge Diet 20/05/2014. Maintained a 79lb loss for 5 years 2007-2012. Returning now after 2 years of ill health resulting in the return of many, many pounds!!
    100% SS+ 1 week
    #
    DONE 27/05/14
    Under 16 stone # DONE 26/05/14
    Size 18 # DONE 13/06/14
    Under 15 stone # DONE 22/06/14
    24/06/14-03/08/14 off plan due to illness - STS
    Under 200lbs
    Under 14 stone
    Size 16
    No longer Obese (13st9lb)
    Under 13 stone
    Under 12 stone
    Size 14
    Normal BMI (11st5lb)




    W1: -8lb W2: STS W3: -2lb W4: -4lb W5: -5lb W6: -5lb (ill) W7-12: STS off plan while recovering



  9. #9
    Regular Member
    AuburnAshes's Avatar
    Join Date
    22nd May, 2014
    Posts
    88
    Rep Power
    1
    Start Date: 22/05/14
    Ooh, I'm really cold today too. Just finished day 2 so it's a little early to be in ketosis, but it's possible I suppose! You're doing so well, especially with the cake-avoidance!!
    Ruthlet likes this.
    Aiming to lose 2st by the end of July

    Wk 1 - 6lbs
    Wk 2 - 3.5lbs
    Wk 3 - 1lb
    Wk 4 - 5lbs



    100% days so far this week - 2/3




  10. #10
    Regular Member
    AuburnAshes's Avatar
    Join Date
    22nd May, 2014
    Posts
    88
    Rep Power
    1
    Start Date: 22/05/14
    Oh. Just checked the room temperature, and it's *actually* cold. Never mind then.
    Aiming to lose 2st by the end of July

    Wk 1 - 6lbs
    Wk 2 - 3.5lbs
    Wk 3 - 1lb
    Wk 4 - 5lbs



    100% days so far this week - 2/3




  11. #11
    Likes to post
    Sophiesophs's Avatar
    Join Date
    23rd April, 2014
    Posts
    219
    Rep Power
    13
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 23/04/14
    Start Weight: 15st3lb
    Current Weight: 11st2.0lb
    Goal Weight: 10st7lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 34.4
    Current BMI: 25.2
    Goal BMI: 23.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 4st1lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st9lb
    % Lost 26.76%
    Ha ha I'm sure you're in ketosis! I'm in week 5 and still flippin freezing and having to wear fleecy socks to bed!
    Ruthlet and AuburnAshes like this.
    Week 1 : -10.lbs
    Week 2 : - 6lbs (One stone)
    Week 3 : - 4.5lbs
    Week 4: - 3lbs (14.5 inches gone!)
    Week 5: - 4lbs
    Week 6: -4lbs (Two stone)
    Week 7: -2.5lbs

    Week 8: + 4lbs ( two days off plan)
    Week 9: - 8.5lbs!!!!!! (Another 8 inches lost)
    Week 10: -4lbs ( Three stone)
    Week 11: - 3lbs

    Week 12: -1.5lbs
    Week 13: -1.5lb
    Week 14: - 4lbs
    Week 15: - 2.5lbs
    Week 16: - 1.5lbs
    Week 17: STS

    Mini goal 1- Lose one stone - ACHIEVED

    Mini goal 2- Last longer than four weeks -ACHIEVED
    Mini goal 3- To reach 13st 10lbs (pre baby weight 2nd child)- DONE!

    Mini goal 4- To lose two stone -WAHOO!
    Mini goal 5- To get to a size 14 -YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
    Mini goal 6- To reach 12st 7lbs (wedding day weight) -Did it!!!!!
    Mini goal 7- To lose 3 stone - ACHIEVED!!!!!
    Mini goal 8- To get to a size 12 - DONE IT!!!!
    Mini goal 9- To lose 3.5 stone - DONE!

    Mini goal 10- To lose more than 1.5lbs in a week lol - YAY!!!!
    Mini goal 11- To lose 4 stone - YESSSSS!!
    Mini goal 12- To reach 10.7 stone

  12. #12
    Wants to be a loser!
    Ruthlet's Avatar
    Join Date
    1st May, 2007
    Posts
    643
    Rep Power
    26
    Diet: CD

    Thumbs up Day 4

    Dear diary, its day 4 & I'm still on track with another 100% day

    I was working all day which kept me occupied & away from food. So far I only seem to have had fleeting cravings which I have been able to put down pretty quickly. As much as the things I crave would be nice, I need to get my excess poundage off more.

    I have a friends birthday celebration brunch next weekend. I haven't had the chance to tell her I am on a losing streak again, as I want to have the conversation in person. We were supposed to see each other this week, but she cancelled on me last minute & I won't see her until her birthday brunch now. I was thinking if she chose a little brasserie I could just go & drink tea, but she's chosen a proper restaurant .

    I think I'm going to call the restaurant & see if they would be OK with me just ordering tea/coffee, it'll be a fairly sizeable group so hopefully they won't object. If not, I can swap my SS+ milk that day for a couple of eggs & have scrambled eggs & leave the toast.

    Thank you for your kind comments & support Sophie & Auburn - I'd write more but my tablet is on 2% battery & bed is calling.

    Night night lovely Cambridge folk
    Ruthlet
    Re-starting the Cambridge Diet 20/05/2014. Maintained a 79lb loss for 5 years 2007-2012. Returning now after 2 years of ill health resulting in the return of many, many pounds!!
    100% SS+ 1 week
    #
    DONE 27/05/14
    Under 16 stone # DONE 26/05/14
    Size 18 # DONE 13/06/14
    Under 15 stone # DONE 22/06/14
    24/06/14-03/08/14 off plan due to illness - STS
    Under 200lbs
    Under 14 stone
    Size 16
    No longer Obese (13st9lb)
    Under 13 stone
    Under 12 stone
    Size 14
    Normal BMI (11st5lb)




    W1: -8lb W2: STS W3: -2lb W4: -4lb W5: -5lb W6: -5lb (ill) W7-12: STS off plan while recovering



  13. #13
    Regular Member
    AuburnAshes's Avatar
    Join Date
    22nd May, 2014
    Posts
    88
    Rep Power
    1
    Start Date: 22/05/14
    I really don't know how I'd cope with meals out. One of the major advantages of being a single mum is having an easy excuse to avoid them, but that only works if you're an antisocial nerd like I am.
    Aiming to lose 2st by the end of July

    Wk 1 - 6lbs
    Wk 2 - 3.5lbs
    Wk 3 - 1lb
    Wk 4 - 5lbs



    100% days so far this week - 2/3




  14. #14
    Wants to be a loser!
    Ruthlet's Avatar
    Join Date
    1st May, 2007
    Posts
    643
    Rep Power
    26
    Diet: CD

    Day 5 DONE 100% & Day 6 almost there and WILL BE 100%!

    Well yesterday was another 100% on plan*air fist punch*!

    I have joined the 2 week challenge that started yesterday and really want to be able to track my loss so had a cheeky weigh this morning I have not weighed at home since last Sunday morning when I was 16st4lb. I cut down on my carbs Sunday-Tuesday before starting SS+ on Wednesday. The scales show me being 15st10lb this morning thats a whopping 8lbs off and I haven't even finished my first full week of SS+. It is safe to say I am absolutely chuffed to bits and more motivated than before to keep on chugging my water & sticking to plan 100%.

    Sophiesophs - I am totally with you on fleecy socks in bed I am soooooo flipping cold. Thats one of the reasons I am so desperate to crack on as I want to be out of ketosis and working up the plans before autumn when it gets cold again!

    AutumnAshes - I too am a bit of a antisocial nerd truth be told. I would much rather snuggle up on the sofa at home and read a book, watch sci-fi telly or play boardgames than go out on the town . I can't avoid this birthday meal though - my friend has specifically booked it for a day and time when I am not working and she knows my hubby is available to watch our LO.

    I have had a busy DIY day - I'm making good use of all the time I would usually spend cooking and shopping So far I'm still on plan with my last shake still to go so I'm pretty sure this will be another 100% day
    AuburnAshes likes this.
    Ruthlet
    Re-starting the Cambridge Diet 20/05/2014. Maintained a 79lb loss for 5 years 2007-2012. Returning now after 2 years of ill health resulting in the return of many, many pounds!!
    100% SS+ 1 week
    #
    DONE 27/05/14
    Under 16 stone # DONE 26/05/14
    Size 18 # DONE 13/06/14
    Under 15 stone # DONE 22/06/14
    24/06/14-03/08/14 off plan due to illness - STS
    Under 200lbs
    Under 14 stone
    Size 16
    No longer Obese (13st9lb)
    Under 13 stone
    Under 12 stone
    Size 14
    Normal BMI (11st5lb)




    W1: -8lb W2: STS W3: -2lb W4: -4lb W5: -5lb W6: -5lb (ill) W7-12: STS off plan while recovering



  15. #15
    Regular Member
    AuburnAshes's Avatar
    Join Date
    22nd May, 2014
    Posts
    88
    Rep Power
    1
    Start Date: 22/05/14
    8lbs is fantastic!! Well done you!

    When is your first official weigh-in?

    I was wondering whether the losses would be impressive on SS+, or whether I'd feel a bit disappointed considering the cost and effort, but you've reassured me a fast weightloss is possible!
    Aiming to lose 2st by the end of July

    Wk 1 - 6lbs
    Wk 2 - 3.5lbs
    Wk 3 - 1lb
    Wk 4 - 5lbs



    100% days so far this week - 2/3




Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 ... LastLast




Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.