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Thread: The sometimes crazy world of the teeny wobbly one!! (I will not roll down aisle!!)

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    The sometimes crazy world of the teeny wobbly one!! (I will not roll down aisle!!)

    Hello All!!

    I was inspired by a fellow bride and minimins member to start a diary of my weight loss journey as I prepare for my wedding in July 2015!!

    So I shall start as with a somewhat of an introduction...

    I'm Kara, 24 years young and mother to 3 beautiful children!! Once upon a time I was known as the slim short one aka Smurfette but now feel I resemble a terrible rip off of Vicky Pollard (yes I am BOVAR'D lol)
    Three children in three years has left a lovely extra 6/7st behind despite my half hearted previous efforts I have failed to get any smaller then 13st before I lose the plot and gain it back

    So your probs wondering why now?? Well my darling o/h of nearly 5 years proposed in October last year (3 days before our 3rd child was born) and once the excitement of a new baby had settled I was left thinking.....FIDDLESTICKS I DONT want to be rolled down the aisle !!

    So here I am now, size 18-20, saggy, scaly (psoriasis has flared since my gain) and downright miserable I decided, I am in charge of my weight and for once I would rule it instead of it ruling me!!! So first stop got the DEPO (no more wee ones anytime soon please) and then ordered a 4 week pack of exante (admittedly not my first attempted it in 2011 before discovering I was pregnant) and despite 2 false starts I am here, currently drinking a thai chicken soup and letting all the years of pent up weight insecurity out!!

    Day one is going better then expected no hunger pangs I've decided to replace at LEAST two meals (will attempt three but for now will have chicken and steamed veg) and slowly wean myself off the solid stuff. So far managed 11lbs since October so I know it can be done My first target being my engagement party on 17th may this year and hoping to get into a size 14 dress!!

    So after my rant I do apologise for length of my first post into the diary but hope those who read it can have an insight into the weird and crazy world of me !!!

    Good luck to you all and will keep you all updated.
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    Hi Kara (again). Welcome to the forum and good luck. You've certainly got incentives to lose weight. Keeping a diary and following otherpeople's helps hold you to account and also provides lots of encouragement, advice and support. A good decision.
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    Start weight:14st 2lb
    Total loss April to December 2013 - 32 lb
    2014 restart
    Starting weight 12st 12lb (18lb gain) Target loss 68 lb
    Week 1: 3lb loss (12st 9lb)
    Week 2: 2lb loss (12st 7lb)
    Week 3: 2lb loss (12st 5lb)
    Week 4: 2lb loss (12st 3lb)

    Short term goals
    • ​1stone loss (11st 12lb)
    • to get into the 11s
    • to be classed as 'overweight' and not 'obese' - 11st 4lb - BMI 29.9
    • 10% loss
    • 2 stone loss (10st 12lb)
    • 15% loss
    • 2.5 stone loss (10st 3lb)
    • 3 stone loss (9st 12lb)



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    Good luck with the diet.

    My first target date is 17th may too for a very long overdue night out!

    I am determind i wont be fat!!

    Hope day 1 is easy on you
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    Hi Kara, Hope all goes well with the diet, just focus on your wedding when you feel low and I'm sure you will get there.

    Good Luck on your Exante journey.

    I look forward to reading your diary.

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    Start Weight 110Kg Jan 14
    Re-Start Weight 109Kg Sep 14

    Week 1 lost 4.5kg
    Week 2 lost total loss
    Week 3 lost total loss
    Week 4 lost total loss
    Week 5 lost total loss
    Week 6 lost total loss
    Week 7 lost total loss

    Goals

    BMI Below 30 (9-1-14) (22-9-14)
    Get Below 105 Kg (11-1-14) (22-9-14)
    Get Below 100 Kg (26-1-14)
    Attend and complete Basic freefall course(I need to be under 96kg to apply)
    Get Below 95 Kg
    Complete a 10k run in less than 60 min (24-2-14)
    Get Below 90 Kg
    BMI Below 25
    Compete in a 10k race in 2015 (maybe Lincoln 10k)

    My 2014 Exante TS Diary



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    Hello and welcome!
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    One chunk at a time:




    The bigger picture:





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    Thank you all for your warm welcomes

    Day 1 was great during the day but soon as it came to the evening my body decided it was starving, did have a little slip but exercised and told myself Rome wasn't built in a day and would work harder tomorrow!

    So day 2 arrives and I decided to be a bit different and add coffee to my morning shake (vanilla) and it tastes BEAUTIFUL!!! Hoping this evening my darling kiddies let me exercise, yesterday I had to keep stopping. Will definitely drink more today, struggling to drink recommended water intake, any tips?

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    I find it easier just to concentrate on the diet for the first week or so and try to get more walking in. The main thing is to get past those first 3 days and get into ketosis. Easier (not easy, it never is) but easier!
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    Start weight:14st 2lb
    Total loss April to December 2013 - 32 lb
    2014 restart
    Starting weight 12st 12lb (18lb gain) Target loss 68 lb
    Week 1: 3lb loss (12st 9lb)
    Week 2: 2lb loss (12st 7lb)
    Week 3: 2lb loss (12st 5lb)
    Week 4: 2lb loss (12st 3lb)

    Short term goals
    • ​1stone loss (11st 12lb)
    • to get into the 11s
    • to be classed as 'overweight' and not 'obese' - 11st 4lb - BMI 29.9
    • 10% loss
    • 2 stone loss (10st 12lb)
    • 15% loss
    • 2.5 stone loss (10st 3lb)
    • 3 stone loss (9st 12lb)



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    Hello again you can do this! I'm slightly jealous that you have some time on your side before your wedding. If I could turn back the clock, I would have tried to get closer to goal before dress shopping, and would also have like to reach target weight 6 months or so before the big day so that I could focus on exercising and toning. As it stands, I'm in last minute panic mode hoping to lose 3 stones in 4 months - possible, but definitely not the best place to be.

    As Lynne says, focus on getting yourself settled into ketosis then it does get more manageable (I won't say easy, as it doesn't feel easy for me). Stick it out and you'll look gorgeous and slim for your engagement party let us know how you get on today xx
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    Do something different. If you change nothing, nothing will change.

    Being overweight is hard. Losing weight is hard. Choose your hard.


    Weight loss journey started a few years ago at 18st 2lbs. Lost 4st 3lbs through calorie counting and exercise. Working towards finally reaching target of 9st 7lbs then maintaining in 2014.

    Mini Goal: Get to BMI under 30 (out of the obese category and into the over-weight category) = get under 12 stone
    Long-term Goal: Get to BMI under 25 and a healthy weight = get to 9.5 stone.


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    Stick with it, it really does get easier once you are in ketosis - after the first 3/4 days.

    Take it from me, starting and stopping just prolongs the pain
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    One chunk at a time:




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    Thanks Ladies

    I only set up this far in advance as my willpowers awful, think I maybe left too much of a run up. But be glad to maintain if I get to my desired number on scale and like you said try and tone/tighten it all up.

    So day 3 here, I know from previous slips im not yet in ketosis but I have manages 3 products today. Not really drank anything as have a rotten cold so added extra water to products. Going to try drinking more this evening to curb hunger pangs. Determined is def a new word for me Ive even set alarms to my hunger pangs throughout day (starting from tomorrow) so I have something when im actually hungry lol.
    Loved adding spices etc to my soups quite suprised they are so thick and rick and my caramel toffee & mint choc shakes arrived today so looking forward to them Im so hoping I have a kinder number on the scales come saturday!!!

    Carry on strong ladies!!!!


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    Glad to hear you're still hanging in there KA - wont be long now until ketosis kicks in and it should all start to feel much easier x
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    Do something different. If you change nothing, nothing will change.

    Being overweight is hard. Losing weight is hard. Choose your hard.


    Weight loss journey started a few years ago at 18st 2lbs. Lost 4st 3lbs through calorie counting and exercise. Working towards finally reaching target of 9st 7lbs then maintaining in 2014.

    Mini Goal: Get to BMI under 30 (out of the obese category and into the over-weight category) = get under 12 stone
    Long-term Goal: Get to BMI under 25 and a healthy weight = get to 9.5 stone.


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    Hi Kara. You'll soon be over the worst bit and when you get to your weigh in day it will all be worth it! Well done for today. Stay determined!
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    Start weight:14st 2lb
    Total loss April to December 2013 - 32 lb
    2014 restart
    Starting weight 12st 12lb (18lb gain) Target loss 68 lb
    Week 1: 3lb loss (12st 9lb)
    Week 2: 2lb loss (12st 7lb)
    Week 3: 2lb loss (12st 5lb)
    Week 4: 2lb loss (12st 3lb)

    Short term goals
    • ​1stone loss (11st 12lb)
    • to get into the 11s
    • to be classed as 'overweight' and not 'obese' - 11st 4lb - BMI 29.9
    • 10% loss
    • 2 stone loss (10st 12lb)
    • 15% loss
    • 2.5 stone loss (10st 3lb)
    • 3 stone loss (9st 12lb)



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    Hi! Well done - you've got through the worst of it, hopefully you'll be feeling a bit more energised now. I'm pretty good with my water but I know it's a struggle for some. I put my water in a jug and pour it into a smallish glass (psychologically it makes me think that I'm not drinking huge amounts of it and it's easier to get down!) and have a good few hot drinks a day - peppermint / green / black tea. The water flavourings also help and the Exante ones are quite nice - they taste like squash. Otherwise, try getting in the habit of having a glass before you go to the loo.
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    2013 (November)
    Week 1: -11lbs
    Week 2: -3lbs (14 lbs / 1 stone in total)
    Week 3: -3lbs (1st 3lbs)

    2014 (Having gained 8lbs back over Christmas - whoops!)
    Week 1:-11.5lbs
    Week 2: -2.5lbs (14lbs / 1 stone total)
    Week 3: -1lbs (15lbs total)
    Week 4: STS - got back into Ketosis after CNY so I don't feel so bad!

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    Hello All

    I'm sorry I've not been online. Ended up on a break from plan for a week due to a very painful dental abcess

    Back on plan from today as pains a little less now my painkillers are sorted (back to dentist Monday to hopefully sort it out)

    Weighed myself and am pleased to say I only gained a lb (that may have been the lucozade )

    Very ready to go and pleased my whole outlook on food has changed, I'm no longer getting the hunger pangs anymore and despite my tooth feel pretty good. Managed 14lbs in 3 weeks (despite my slip ups) and I can not grumble with that at all

    Staying positive and on plan!! Only 15 weeks to go till my engagement party so Im hoping to get a nice loss in that time with good behaviour

    Heres to getting into a size 14 dress!!!!









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    How are you doing Kara?
    Start weight:14st 2lb
    Total loss April to December 2013 - 32 lb
    2014 restart
    Starting weight 12st 12lb (18lb gain) Target loss 68 lb
    Week 1: 3lb loss (12st 9lb)
    Week 2: 2lb loss (12st 7lb)
    Week 3: 2lb loss (12st 5lb)
    Week 4: 2lb loss (12st 3lb)

    Short term goals
    • ​1stone loss (11st 12lb)
    • to get into the 11s
    • to be classed as 'overweight' and not 'obese' - 11st 4lb - BMI 29.9
    • 10% loss
    • 2 stone loss (10st 12lb)
    • 15% loss
    • 2.5 stone loss (10st 3lb)
    • 3 stone loss (9st 12lb)







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