Preparing for day one (again), of many more ahead.
I started to wean myself into the Exante Total Solution late last week by having a pack for breakfast and lunch but a meal at home.
Yesterday was the first day of me doing three packs and I found this ok. I successfully fought off any hunger pangs (was busy at work during the day, which helped) drank plenty of fluids, enjoyed my black coffee and had some bouilion when I got hungry in the late evening. I went to bed feeling very pleased with myself!
Today went off on a good start and I was confident that I'd be well distracted as I'm packing to move by this Friday. I had the porridge for breakfast at around 10am, the thai chicken soup for lunch at 2pm. I found today WAY more difficult than yesterday. I carried on with my packing...then disaster struck some time later at around 6pm; my brother turned up at the house to help and had brought take away with him. I hadn't thought to tell him I was on the diet beforehand as we never eat together so I really didn't anticipate him bringing a meal with him!
I did tell him once he was settled in the lounge and instead of staying strong I ended up caving in under a tonne of excuses that did not make it worth it at all. In my head I told myself that it was just one meal of the day so it wouldn't be so bad/I can start again tomorrow...but I could say that every day if I don't learn to say no!
I felt disgusted with myself afterwards but it made me think a lot about the obligations I must feel I have towards food in certain social situations, moods etc and how they have got me where I am today. This needs to change because I can't get where I want to be, unless I make the heartfelt decision that I will not stay where I am now.
I lost 5 stone in 5 months on Lighter Life before but could no longer afford it after a severe change in circumstances. I just came off plan and put it all back on (and more) but managed to lose some more through Atkins. I've decided to come back to a VLCD because I remember finding it easy and was so motivated by how quickly the weight came off.
SO...tomorrow I will start again and this time I will stick with it no matter what. I think the key is for me to keep busy and drink plenty of fluids. I have to keep telling myself that these cravings are not the same thing as hunger! I need to trust that what I have had is enough and the cravings will fade.
I did lose 5lb so far, despite doing part plan. I won't weigh again until Saturday the 1st :)
Good luck to everyone else on the plan :) Any advice on getting past the difficult days would be appreciated.