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    Day 1 - ElleC's Brand New Life!

    Hi guys

    I'm starting Exante today. I've done LL in the past and lost loads of weight but ended up putting it back on over the years and everytime I tried to go back on it, my head wasn't in the right space and I couldn't do it but I really feel motivated with Exante and can't wait to start seeing results. Vanilla shake this morning with a teaspoon of coffee - BOOM! Just like a vanilla latte. I'm curious to try the meals because the porridge on LL was SO gross but have heard ok things about the chilli and spag bol so might have to try each of those.

    I'm gonna do it!!!!!

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    Hello,

    Best of luck! As you will probably know the first 5 days are the hardest and after that the hunger will ease off. I've only tried the pasta and porridge so can't comment on the new meals I'm afraid.
    You can do it!

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    Hi. Good luck. I'm sure you'll do really well.

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    Aww, thanks! I think the difference with this diet is that I've accepted that from time to time, I'm going to have to adapt it and that the website shows you how to do it. When I did LL it was all or nothing and I think I failed last time because the prospect of months and months of being so strict means that my lifestyle would change drastically. I'm not saying I need to get out there and indulge but the thought of not celebrating my OH's birthday (even if it is with a slice of ham and few asparagus stalks) or having everyone from the office ask me questions at the Christmas meal just makes me feel miserable but knowing I can adapt Exante in some way without feeling guilty or getting dirty looks from the LL counsellor is SO much better.

    Anyway, day 1 over - the vanilla shake is ok, the chocolate one is pretty good too (a bit weirdly salty but hey, it's drinkable) and the strawberry one doesn't smell fab but it's not hideous. I'm finding being cold (associated with the drinking of the water) quite difficult as I'm quite a cold person anyway and my stomach is bubbling away.

    I'm gonna resist a weigh in until Thursday but am gonna pick up my ketosticks tonight and hope that by Thursday morning I'll be in ketosis...

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    So far so good. I agree - you can't put your life on hold for months on end to stick to the diet. It's about not going absolutely out of control but going for damage limitation at social events. You're doing well to resist weighing. I'm afraid I'm an obsessive daily weigher!

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    I think it's more for motivation this week than anything else - I think if I get to Thursday and have dropped a few lbs, it'll definitely spur me on through the weekend. I forgot how much you pee when you go on one of these things! Think work must think I'm crazy...

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    You're doing really well. I'm sure you'll have a brilliant loss!

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    Oh my goodness. Can I just say - people crunching toast, slurping soup and chowing down on crusty sandwiches at work. AAAAAARGH!

    Am off to make a vanilla shake....
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    Lol. People can be so inconsiderate!!!! My office is quite near to the microwave and I can smell curries and all sorts cooking at lunchtime. Worst is when someone brings in fish and chips for lunch!
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    Man, fish and chip smell would kill me. I'm not even a big fan of chips - just that vinegary smell.... Drool! Haha! x

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    Oooh! I just combined my strawberry shake with 1/2 tsp of peach water flavouring! Yums! Doesn't really taste of peach but takes the funky soya aftertaste away. Whoop!

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    First Exante weigh in today. Last weighed myself on Sunday.... This morning my scales tell me I've lost exactly 7lbs!

    I went into Ketosis last night as well so the whole thing (hunger wise) will get easier. Yay!

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    Well done!

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    Totally can't stop thinking about food today and it seems like everyone in the office has decided to bring in treats - big thing of chocs, boxes and boxes of biscuits so I'm just walking past and taking a great big sniff now and then and that seems to have sated me.

    I said I wouldn't weigh again til Sunday but couldn't help myself and I'm another 1.5lb off so that's 8.5lbs since Monday. Hurrah!!!!!

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    Really interesting article - What No One Tells You About Losing Lots of Weight - The Cut

    This is exactly how I felt when I finished LL - I didn't have the perfect body I thought I'd have when I was skinny. I had loose skin, wobbly arms and I still wasn't able to flounce round in a bikini and it depressed me. But I've come to accept that I would much rather be smaller and healthier and have a bit of loose skin then be big and very unhealthy.

    And so I push on...

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