Food Packs did n't arrive till around 2.45 so spent the morning cleaning and drinking water. They arrived just as I was heading out for the school run so left the box unopened till I got home so it was about 4pm before I had a shake. Went for strawberry and it was ok, did not taste bad at all and I realised by 5pm I've found some will power that I never realised I had. I bought a months supply of Exante some time last year and shamefully did not make it past day 1. It feels different this time, I know I have no choice if I want to live long enough to enjoy my grandchildren when they arrive in the future. Hubby came home from work and decided at nearly 20 stones that he was going to do it too so ordered him a months supply too.
The rest of the day was surprisingly easy although I'm sure it will get worse before it gets better. Managed to drink loads of water before I slept which I'm sure helped too.
Did not feel so good today. Kept myself busy so I was not constantly thinking about food and filled myself up on water. Hubby took his two packs to work as he started today too and he seemed fine on his first day. Even though I felt rubbish, it was not the kind of rubbish that tempted me to eat as I am so focused and 'in the zone', long may that continue! Felt so tired by the evening that I had an early night after my last shake hoping tomorrow would be better.
I have settled into a routine with my shakes and having them at 12pm 5pm and 9pm. Evenings are my danger zone as I used to get to bed with hubby once the kids were asleep and get out loads and I mean loads of goodies to snack on. It was everything, crisps, chocolate, cake sweets etc so no wonder the weight has piled on. By keeping busy in the mornings I'm able to not think about food and come 12pm I was more than ready for my first shake of the day. I cant actually believe I have made it this far and a cheeky peep on the scales showed this is so well worth it. I also discovered I had a tub of bouillon in the kitchen cupboard so made a mug of that between my second and third shake and it was yummy, think it may be my saviour. People always ask about targets, I am not having any numbers for a target more things that I am able to do. Firstly I'm looking forward to getting up from a chair with out so much effort and sometimes needing a hand to manage it. I have many targets for in the future but I will set those for myself at realistic times.
When I look back over the years I realise there are so many occurrences that should have made me really want to seriously attack my weight. I've done so many things half heartedley over the years. I've even had 2 weightloss surgeries and here I am 4 years after the last surgery, heavier than when I had my gastric by pass. It was never the right thing for me but having said that it was also a corrective surgery from the mess that had been left behind from my first surgery in 1999. Very briefly to explain. I had that surgery when these kind of operations were just starting to become available and although I lost a good few stones immediately afterwards it did not take long till old habits started to set in. Probably a year after my surgery I noticed I was having issues with solid foods but was able to manage all the good liquedy type stuff. If I ate any thing solid like chicken or meats or pasta ect I would be very ill for days after. I would have awful stomache pains and very bad acid attackks which would end up me vomitting back acid stuff for days afterwards. The result of that was that I stayed away from things that made me ill and lived on liquid stuff for the next 8 years. Finally I plucked up the corage to see my GP who referred me to a surgeon here in Leeds who operated to find out what the problem was and essentially there was a band that should have been at the top of my stomache limiting food that could go in but this band had slipped down to the bottom of my stomache stopping solid foods going out. Corrective surgery was done which basically gave me a gastric bypass. It has not worked - clearly orI would not be here now. I still have my food phobias, remembering the pain and discomfort for all those years means I still have serious problems. Hence why I think Exante will be good for me as it will remove all food and I wont be able to make bad choices.
suprisingly I've managed to get through day 4 with out too many problems. I did something today that I have not done in years - I went swimming. It was very hard for me to actually decide to go but it was a women only night and I know it will help me with some gentle excercise. I was starving after coming out the pool at 10.30 but I was so glad I had saved my last shake till after the swim. Hubby kindly announced that his dad and friend would be coming to stay tomorrow for the night which mean cooking and having food around. Not sure how I will manage that.
and feeling crap! Did not have my first shake till nearly 2pm and boy did I feel it. Had a boullion drink in the morning then had loads of things I needed to do with hubby and by the time we were done it was 2pm and my father in law had arrived with the friend in tow - feeling so crap I was more than happy they decided to take my 2 year old of out with them I could rest and doze as I was feeling awful. The smell of chicken frying knowing there would be such nice things to eat downstairs was agony so I stayed upstairs out of the way cause wanted to resist temptation.
Had my second shake around 7pm and made it with ice, loads of it and blitzed it with the hand blender to make a thick ice could shake and it was deliscous. Hoping tomorrow I will be feeling better. Oh and felt a little smug that hubby caved in and ate with his dad but I had resisted, think a war of weightloss is going to start in our house.
GOALS Week 1 - 14lb off
Week 2 - 15lb off
Week 3 -7lb off
Week 4 - 6lb off
Week 5 - 5lb off
Week 6 - 5lb ON
Week 7 - 11lb off
Week 8 - 8lb off
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23-04-13 0st 0lb 29-04-13 Weigh In 14lb Lost Total 1st 0lb 06-05-13 Weigh In 15lb Lost Total 2st 1lb 13-05-13 Weigh In 7lb Lost Total 2st 8lb 20-05-13 Weigh In 6lb Lost Total 3 stone 27-05-13 Weigh In 5lb Lost Total 3 st 5lb 03-06-13 Weigh In lb Lost Total 3 stone 10-06-13 Weigh In lllb Lost Total 3 stone 11lb 17-06-13Weigh In 8lb Lost Total 4 stone 7lb
hi Alia. I so relate to what you said about your trip to Turkey. I went to Paris with my parents in Feb for a couple of nights and I struggled so much with the walking and getting up and down the steps of the Metro stations. The trip was my 40th birthday present from last year, it was the first chance we'd had to go, but honestly I felt ancient, and the first day I had to go and lie down before dinner because I thought I might collapse from the walking. Bearing in mind we'd not gotten there til lunchtime that was ridiculous. All that huffing and puffing made my mind up for me, I couldn't carry on like that.
Good luck hon, you sound very determined and hopefully this diet will be the answer you've been looking for with weight loss.
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Start Date: 6th Jan 2013
Start Weight: 20st3lb
Current Weight: 18st11lb
Goal Weight: 10st7lb
Goal Date: September/October 2013 (Holiday!)
Start BMI: 45.7
Current BMI: 42.4
Goal BMI: 23.7
Total Weight Loss: 1st6lb
Weight to Lose: 8st4lb
% Lost 7.07%
I can relate to looking anxiously at chairs too. On New Years Eve I went to my brother and sister in law. They're in rented accommodation as they've been living in South America for a few years and his contract has ended so he's back here until he knows if he'll be moved somewhere else or staying. Anyway, the furnished flat they're in has these trendy clear acrylic seats around the dining table with spindly metal legs. I sat down VERY gingerly and almost got myself wedged in there, plus it made a disturbing creaking noise I spent the meal kind of hovering over the seat rather than putting my weight down on it, I was convinced it wasn't going to hold me.
Wow well done Alia, that's a fantastic result, you got that first stone DONE! Keep going, you're going to do so great.
Good morning Alia - 14 lbs is amazing! Well done!! You seem very focused and determined and I believe you will have great success on Exante!
I can also relate to the chair thing! Everywhere I go, I am terrified of having to sit down in a chair. I put off the dentist for 2 years in fear that I wouldn't fit in the dentist chair or even worse break the mechanics in it! Wherever possible I either stand or sit on the floor and when people offer me a chair it's so embarrassing to have to tell them the reason why I don't want to sit on it.
Here's to a great second week!! x
Starting weight - 19 stone 3 lbs
Week one (30 Apr) - 18st 5.8lbs -11.2 lbs
Re-start 27 May - 18st 7.6lbs +1.8 lbs
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Week five (1 Jul) - GOAL 17st 4lbs
Total loss so far - 9.4 lbs
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