Well I decided if I'm going to do this properly again I may as well have a diary again so here goes...
Just a bit of history for those of you that haven't had to suffer me. I've been on and off Exante for the last two years, both times I've been convinced to come off it once I've lost a couple of stone and have generally maintained the weight I was at.
Next year I have 2 weddings, both of which I'm bridesmaid for - luckily one of them I'm in charge of dresses for and the other she knows better than to put us in hideous dress. Alas for both weddings I am currently the biggest, so that is the primary reason for the slim down on a VLCD.
Reason number two as highlighted by my mother last night that my health isn't exactly improving the more weight I'm putting on and she's genuinely worried.
And also of course there is the vanity reason. Don't get me wrong I've never been super skinny and I don't want to be super skinny as a result of this diet, I'd be quite happy being a really curvy 14 again or a super curvy 12.
However, what with not working this summer I managed to whack on 8lbs again within three weeks as again eating just for something to do - I mean how stupid can you get...especially when you consider I weigh myself twice a day anyway so I know it's stupid.
So presently I'm in the use up packs phase and have a mix of Cambridge (which I got off a friend once she'd finished her journey) and the last of my Exante packs from last time round - best use them up before buying more even though they're not my favourites.
Thursday is weigh in day for week 1 of the 2 weeks of Cambridge that I'm doing - although I'm not convinced, yesterday I felt horrific - migraine (prone to those anyway) and constant rumblies, so if I lose anything on the Cambridge packs I will be very surprised. But still only a week and a bit left then I get to go back onto the Exante packs (woo!)
In saying that I think it's much easier to do a VLCD when you're occupied with work, so when I'm back in work in two weeks time and distracted by the prospect of HMI and marking to do I should be fine again - just atm it's a pain in the rear.
Ok step 1 is to make it until the end of September when I have the London Tattoo Convention to go to and there's no way I'm staying on plan then so that'll be my weekend off in 6 weeks time - plus when you've got 8hrs of tattoos to get through its not the best idea to be on a VLCD.
Anyway if you managed not to fall asleep during my ramblings congratulations. Roll on Thursday...