Newbie (well to exante anyway!)
So.... Nearly two years ago I started Cambridge and did really well. I lost 6 stone in total but then had gallstones and had my gallbladder removed : ( I went travelling in January of this year and when I got back, I started with a personal trainer who was mortified I had done meal replacement and so I came off Cambridge completely and did the whole healthy eating and training. I have tried really hard but I just don't have the motivation to lose 1-2lbs a week when I have so much to lose. I think it's very easy for someone who doesn't understand the psychological aspects of why I eat what I eat and when and how much to judge someone but Cambridge really worked for me. I have now left the PT and am just starting a new gym with a pool because during my time training, I had scans on my knees and discovered that they are amount as messed up as they could possibly be. Consultant and doctor have different opinions, one says they should operate and the other doesn't so currently I am just concentrating on losing weight. I'm also wanting to start a family in the next year or so, so am contending with having just had my coil removed (ouch!) and just getting back into a normal cycle etc.
My main achievements so far are race for life a year ago, then trekking in Thailand/travelling and this summer I did mudrunner oblivion (def the hardest thing I have EVER done!)
My next goals are losing weight, maintaining and having a baby.
I've chosen to do exante this time as I don't really want to see a consultant when I know what I'm doing and the cost makes a difference too. I hope I will do as well as I did before although I'm currently sat writing this with major hunger pains as this is normally snack time for me.
I'm just going to pop and have some water but just wanted to introduce myself first and will continue to update this during the process.
I hope we can all help each other because although I have done this before, the next few days will be really hard.