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    Diet: Exante
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    Start Date: 29/01/14
    Start Weight: 14st7lb
    Current Weight: 11st11lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0lb
    Goal Date: 12/07/14


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 32.8
    Current BMI: 26.6
    Goal BMI: 24.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st10lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st11lb
    % Lost 18.72%

    Brendan's Diary

    Day 1 of Exante today. Haven't found it too hard although stomach is a little upset this evening. Sure it will settle down soon enough.

    I'm 5'6" and used to weigh 15st4. I did Weight Watchers for a year and got down to 11st. Xmas 2013 I was back up to 14st and as of weighing in yesterday evening, I'm now 14st7. I'm getting married in July so it would be really nice to get down to at least 12st before then.
    My wife to be has been a larger lady all her life. Last summer she was around 22st and started Cambridge. She did really well and managed to lose about 3st taking her down to about 19st. She found the Cambridge products to be hard to stick to and has switched to Exante which is why I've started it with her now.

    Fingers crossed Exante can get us looking trim for our big day!

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    Start Weight: 19st4lb
    Current Weight: 17st2lb
    Goal Weight: 8st4lb
    Goal Date: 2015


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 52.7
    Current BMI: 46.9
    Goal BMI: 22.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st2lb
    Weight to Lose: 8st12lb
    % Lost 11.11%
    Hello and welcome



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    Start Weight: 17st4.5lb
    Current Weight: 16st6.4lb
    Goal Weight: 13st12lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 31.1
    Current BMI: 29.6
    Goal BMI: 24.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st12.1lb
    Weight to Lose: 2st8.4lb
    % Lost 4.99%
    Good look Brendan,

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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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    Diet: Exante
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 29/01/14
    Start Weight: 14st7lb
    Current Weight: 11st11lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0lb
    Goal Date: 12/07/14


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 32.8
    Current BMI: 26.6
    Goal BMI: 24.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st10lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st11lb
    % Lost 18.72%
    So... Day 2 was infinitely harder than day 1. I'm sorry to say I nearly quit last night and it was only a few encouraging words from my lady friend that kept me going.
    I'm a fairly fussy eater so finding products that I'm happy to eat is somewhat of a challenge. The shepherd's pie and chilli are winners at the moment although I still have to add a boat load of seasoning so that they taste better. Piri piri seasoning is a great addition to the chilli!

    Crossed off the list so far are:
    The curry - I love Indian curry but the exante version is more like a Thai curry, full of coconut which I hate
    All of the bars - I thought I could stomach the chocolate one but it's far too rich for me (I don't eat chocolate cake for the same reason)
    Porridge - Can't stand normal porridge so that's a complete non-starter
    Bolognese/Carbonara/Risotto - Don't eat normal spaghetti/pasta so again, no joy

    I've still to try the shakes but I don't like milkshakes at all (except McDonalds which is basically just ice cream) and have done shakes before on different diets. I can throw them back to get rid quickly which is a bonus but it's still not pleasant. Anyway, I imagine I'm basically going to be living off of shepherd's pie and chilli with a soup or shake in between.

    I think yesterday it really dawned on me how much I enjoy eating. Not necessarily eating badly (although I've done my fair share of that) but having to eat exante products when I could be cooking a little spiced chicken and potatoes is just soul destroying. I'm sticking with exante anyway but when I'm down to a decent weight, I don't think I'll take "real" food for granted anymore and will combine a healthier diet with exercise just so I never have to do exante again!
    28/01/14 -> 13/05/14
    14st07 -> 11st06 (-43lbs)

    16/09/14
    12st10

    Goal 1: Get back down to 11st06
    Goal 2: Get down to 11st
    Goal 3: Stay under 11st

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    Diet: Exante
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    Start Weight: 14st7lb
    Current Weight: 11st11lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0lb
    Goal Date: 12/07/14


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 32.8
    Current BMI: 26.6
    Goal BMI: 24.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st10lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st11lb
    % Lost 18.72%
    I'm happy to report that Day 3 went much better. Day 4 is also okay so far. I'm definitely feeling a lot of hunger in the evenings but other than that, nothing too bad going on. Looking forward to week 1 being over so I can weigh in!
    28/01/14 -> 13/05/14
    14st07 -> 11st06 (-43lbs)

    16/09/14
    12st10

    Goal 1: Get back down to 11st06
    Goal 2: Get down to 11st
    Goal 3: Stay under 11st

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    Diet: Exante Total Solution
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    Start Weight: 19st4lb
    Current Weight: 17st2lb
    Goal Weight: 8st4lb
    Goal Date: 2015


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 52.7
    Current BMI: 46.9
    Goal BMI: 22.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st2lb
    Weight to Lose: 8st12lb
    % Lost 11.11%
    Well done Brendan - keep going, it really does get so much easier!



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    Goal Date: May 2015


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.4
    Current BMI: 31.5
    Goal BMI: 23.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st11lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st3lb
    % Lost 17.97%
    Keep going Brendan. You're doing really well. The worse should be over soon.
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    REVISED LONG TERM GOAL AS FELL OF WAGON BIG TIME!!!

    : LOSE TOTAL 5 & 1/2 st BY DECEMBER 2014.

    GOAL: 1) Lose 1st stone Completed
    GOAL: 2) Lose 2nd stone
    Completed
    GOAL: 3) Lose 2 dress sizes
    Completed
    GOAL: 4) Lose 4 dress sizes by Xmas 2014
    GOAL: 5) Reach maintenance & relax on a tropical beach - Sri Lanka Feb 2015
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    22/9/14 PRE HOLIDAY WEIGHT - 12s 10lb (2s 11lb lost so far)

    RESTART WEIGHT -

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    Month 3 Sri Lanka Holiday - Goal to reach 10s something.




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    Glad you didn't give in, keep going - the vanilla and the chocolate shakes are both nice hot, I only ever drink them like that and I add a spoonful of coffee to the vanilla. I also find the chocolate bar too sweet yet strangely I find it's okay if it's been in the freezer.










    All losses since restarting Exante 06/01/14
    Into the 16's - done 13/01/14
    To 15st 13lbs - done 08/02/14
    In size 18 Next jeans - done 23/02/14
    To 14st 13lbs - done 03/03/14
    Into size 16 Next jeans - done 15/04/14
    To 13st 13lbs - done
    To 13st 9lbs (move into class 1 obese on my spreadsheet) - done

    To 13st 3lbs (over half way to goal!) - 10/05/14
    To 12st 13lbs - done 15/05/14
    To 12st 12lbs (lowest weight in ?24? years) - done 18/05/14
    To 12st 7lbs (5 stone loss) - done 28/05/14
    To get to 12st 6lbs - done 02/06/14
    Into size 14 Next jeans - done 27/05/14
    To get to 11st 13lbs - done 09/09/14
    To get to 11st 6lbs (no longer obese - overweight)






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    Goal Date: 12/07/14


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    Current BMI: 26.6
    Goal BMI: 24.9


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    Weight to Lose: 0st11lb
    % Lost 18.72%
    Thanks for the support everyone! I love the idea about freezing that chocolate bar, I can imagine it feeling like eating ice cream! Might give that a go today...
    I'm falling into a doable pattern of shepherd's pie about 12pm, something a little unenjoyable about 3pm such as a shake or soup and then a chilli about 7pm so I'm getting through
    My girlfriend had her first week weigh in this morning and has lost 8lbs! I know first weeks are the best but that's pretty good going. Fingers crossed for my first weigh in on Tuesday evening!
    28/01/14 -> 13/05/14
    14st07 -> 11st06 (-43lbs)

    16/09/14
    12st10

    Goal 1: Get back down to 11st06
    Goal 2: Get down to 11st
    Goal 3: Stay under 11st

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    Well done! Ur probably through the rough patch by now...

    Have u tried halving sachets? I halve soups so I eat more often. Half a soup is substantial for me. Just a thought :-)

    Hope ur winning!

    Ht 5ft 1 Start wt 14st BMI 37. Wk1 -18lbs, BMI 33.6 Wk2 -2 BMI 33.2, Wk3...

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    I'm not sure if that should be half or halve?!

    Ht 5ft 1 Start wt 14st BMI 37. Wk1 -18lbs, BMI 33.6 Wk2 -2 BMI 33.2, Wk3...

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    Diet: Exante
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    Start Weight: 14st7lb
    Current Weight: 11st11lb
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    Goal Date: 12/07/14


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 32.8
    Current BMI: 26.6
    Goal BMI: 24.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st10lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st11lb
    % Lost 18.72%
    Well I tried a frozen chocolate bar today and wasn't too impressed. Fortunately I've found that the chicken soup is okay and that I can down a strawberry shake fast enough that it doesn't matter that I don't like it!
    Looking forward to weighing in tomorrow evening to see how my first week has gone. Anyway I've just ordered a month's supply today so I'm committed now...
    28/01/14 -> 13/05/14
    14st07 -> 11st06 (-43lbs)

    16/09/14
    12st10

    Goal 1: Get back down to 11st06
    Goal 2: Get down to 11st
    Goal 3: Stay under 11st

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    Goal Date: May 2015


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    Start BMI: 38.4
    Current BMI: 31.5
    Goal BMI: 23.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st11lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st3lb
    % Lost 17.97%
    Glad to see that you are coping with the choice of packs Brendan. I had to sell the Strawberry because I just couldn't tolerate them. I love the Shepperds pie & porridge though. Hope you get a good weigh in tomorrow.
    Miles on Thursday 10 - Total miles 221 - Target miles 1000 - Miles to go 779





    REVISED LONG TERM GOAL AS FELL OF WAGON BIG TIME!!!

    : LOSE TOTAL 5 & 1/2 st BY DECEMBER 2014.

    GOAL: 1) Lose 1st stone Completed
    GOAL: 2) Lose 2nd stone
    Completed
    GOAL: 3) Lose 2 dress sizes
    Completed
    GOAL: 4) Lose 4 dress sizes by Xmas 2014
    GOAL: 5) Reach maintenance & relax on a tropical beach - Sri Lanka Feb 2015
    -------------------------------****************************---------------------------

    22/9/14 PRE HOLIDAY WEIGHT - 12s 10lb (2s 11lb lost so far)

    RESTART WEIGHT -

    Month 1
    Month 2
    Month 3 Sri Lanka Holiday - Goal to reach 10s something.




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    I love strawberry! Good luck tomorrow :-)

    Ht 5ft 1 Start wt 14st BMI 37. Wk1 -18lbs, BMI 33.6 Wk2 -2 BMI 33.2, Wk3...

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    % Lost 18.72%
    Quote Originally Posted by Susie58 View Post
    I had to sell the Strawberry because I just couldn't tolerate them
    I certainly don't enjoy them :-)
    They're just easy to throw down in a couple of gulps. It's like taking medicine - get it down quick and go brush your teeth to get rid of the taste!
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    Goal 1: Get back down to 11st06
    Goal 2: Get down to 11st
    Goal 3: Stay under 11st

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