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    Starshine's journey!

    Hi everyone! Firstly I want to say how fantastic it has been reading fellow dieters diaries, we all have the same determination to reach our goal. It has been very inspiring & motivational reading, lots of ideas and help. Thank you!!

    So I thought I would record my own diary so I could look back and see how I am doing too.
    I put on weight, without really noticing until my clothes felt tighter and have sort of ignored it and just tried to cut down, which sort of 'got me by' for now kinda thing. But ...and I am embarrassed to say it really..but I stopped wanting to go out socially because I felt 'too big' and my clothes didn't look right, so any excuse and I would rather stay in!
    This year I decided that enough is enough and there is only one person that can make the change...ME!!
    I did the Dryathalon for Cancer Research for the whole of January so no alcohol at all, I weighed myself at the end and had lost 8lbs! Usually I would go back to my bad habits snacking and boozy weekends but not this year!! I decided this was the push I needed to stay focused and carry on. I had a boozy weekend once the Dryathalon had finished and had seen loads of stuff about Exante. So I started reading this forum, and everything else to do with it and that was it, placed my order and on Tuesday decided to make a start. I am an all or nothing girl, so I knew the TS was the right one for me.I don't eat Chocolate so after my initial order did my own selection order too.
    Tuesday went easily and quickly, a bit headachey by evening, so drank lots of water and black tea, didn't feel too bad and had had a very low calorie day the day before to ease me into it.
    Wednesday was another issue, I felt dreadful, mouth tasted awful, head fuzz like I have never had before. didn't sleep well and felt ill, but i knew this would be short lived. Determined, I went for a nap and woke up feeling ok not great.
    Thursday the 'fuzz' was there but less and I started to feel a bit better, even felt like my body was changing shape...so early on?

    Friday I felt great, friend came over I hadn't eaten all day, they wanted fish and chips for dinner but I refused to have it. they and the family had it...I even went to order it with them but I was happy eating my bar and didn't notice them wolfing dinner down! I felt so proud of myself. I then realised at midnight that I had only had one bar so made a sachet of thai soup up and had that. Yay! I felt so proud!

    Today, I feel great, still got one of my three left to have before bed, I cannot wait for weigh in on Wednesday morning! I feel excited and really do hope my willpower keeps going.

    Anyway, that's the story so far. its helped greatly to read other peoples posts!
    I hope you are all doing well and having a great weekend xxx
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    Start weight 11st 8lbs Height 5ft 5in
    Weight loss for January 8lbs
    Current 10st8lbs
    Target 9st7lb (maybe 9st but will see when I get to 9st7lbs how I feel)
    Started Exante TS 4th Feb
    Week 1..... TS Exante -6lbs (yay!!!) Total loss 1 stone!

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    Another day done! A late night but really inspired reading other posts. I hope my willpower stays!
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    Start weight 11st 8lbs Height 5ft 5in
    Weight loss for January 8lbs
    Current 10st8lbs
    Target 9st7lb (maybe 9st but will see when I get to 9st7lbs how I feel)
    Started Exante TS 4th Feb
    Week 1..... TS Exante -6lbs (yay!!!) Total loss 1 stone!

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    Hi star shine! Welcome aboard the crazy train ur doing really well chick. Ur through the worst bits!

    Reading ur post rings bells with me. I avoid social situations when I can. I even avoided a family part yesterday in Scotland because I didn't want my extended family seeing my enormous weight gain. That's bad!

    I'm all or nothing too. Exante suits me. You just have to follow the rules and the weight will come off :-)

    Just make sure you have all three packs cos its got essential bits and minerals needed for the day. One if the girls was ill and only had 1 pack for a few days and she stayed the same at weigh in. So it doesn't speed up the weight loss either!

    Have a good day hun :-) x

    Ht 5ft 1 Start wt 14st BMI 37. Wk1 -18lbs, BMI 33.6 Wk2 -2 BMI 33.2, Wk3 -3.5 BMI 32.5, Wk4...

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    Diet: Exante
    Height: 5ft2in
    Start Date: 29/12/2013
    Start Weight: 14st7lb
    Current Weight: 11st8lb
    Goal Weight: 10st0lb
    Goal Date: 16/08/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 37.1
    Current BMI: 29.6
    Goal BMI: 25.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st13lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st8lb
    % Lost 20.2%
    You're doing well hun! Learning to say no to the food around you is half the battle won, so well done you!

    I hope the rest of the week is gentle with you and your Exante journey is a good one :-) xx

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    Start date: 29th December 2013.

    Goal 1: Get into the 13's - Done, 5th Jan 14.
    Goal 2: Lose 1 stone - Done, 5th Jan 14.
    Goal 3: Get into the 12's - Done, 19th Jan 14.
    Goal 4: Lose 2 stone - Done, 2nd Feb 14.
    Goal 5: Weigh less than my SO - Done, 23rd Feb 14.
    Goal 6: Get into the 11's - Done, 23rd Feb 14.
    Goal 7: Lose 3 stone.
    Goal 8: Get into the 10's.
    Goal 9: Lose 4 stone.
    Goal 10: Get to Target Weight( 10 stone).

    Then see how I feel :-)

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    Start Weight: 12st12lb
    Current Weight: 12st3lb
    Goal Weight: 8st0lb
    Goal Date: 23rd May 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 34
    Current BMI: 32.3
    Goal BMI: 21.2


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    Weight to Lose: 4st3lb
    % Lost 5%
    Hi Starshine. Welcome to the forum. I find keeping my own diary and following others holds me to account and also provides masses of motivation and support. Well done so far. I'm sure you'll do brilliantly!
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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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    Diet: Exante Total Solution
    Height: 5ft0in
    Start Date: 01.01.14
    Start Weight: 19st4lb
    Current Weight: 16st5lb
    Goal Weight: 8st4lb
    Goal Date: Christmas 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 52.7
    Current BMI: 44.7
    Goal BMI: 22.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st13lb
    Weight to Lose: 8st1lb
    % Lost 15.19%
    Nice to see your diary Starshine - I think it really helps

    You're over the worst part, now it does get a lot easier

    Use the support here, it is invaluable
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    Start Date: 01.01.2014
    Start Weight: 15st7lb
    Current Weight: 13st9lb
    Goal Weight: 9st7lb
    Goal Date: December 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.4
    Current BMI: 33.8
    Goal BMI: 23.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st12lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st2lb
    % Lost 11.98%
    Hi Starshine. Welcome to the forum. So many of us have similar stories & understand how you were starting to feel.

    Keeping a diary will definitely help you stay motivated & there are some useful challenges on here that are worth a look.

    Hope you have a good day, at WI you will be happy you joined us x
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    Miles Wednesday 6 - Total miles 78.5 - Target miles 1000 - Miles to go 921.5


    Restart 15/7/2014 weight 14st 7lb - Goal, to lose 36lb by holiday.

    AVERAGE WEIGHT TO LOSE EACH WEEK TO REACH HOLIDAY GOAL 3.15 LB




    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 by 14 July 2014 in time for daughters graduation!!

    GOAL: 4) Be proud rather self conscious at the airport for Sardinia
    holiday 9/2014 & reach 11st 13lb

    GOAL: 5) Relax on a tropical beach following a few months on maintenance - Sri Lanka
    2015
    -------------------------------****************************---------------------------

    WEEK (1-24) -25lb
    WEEK 25 +2lb
    WEEK 26 - 3lb
    WEEK 27 + ?? - graduation week-!!
    WEEK 28 - 8lb
    WEEK 29 - 4lb
    WEEK 30
    WEEK 31
    WEEK 32
    WEEK 33
    WEEK 34
    WEEK 35
    WEEK 36
    WEEK 37 HOLIDAYS




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    Goal Date: ASAP!


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    Start BMI: 35.2
    Current BMI: 31.5
    Goal BMI: 21.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 23.8lb
    Weight to Lose: 62.2lb
    % Lost 10.58%
    Hi Starshine! I started again yesterday so we're at similar start dates Good luck and I look forward to seeing how you're doing x
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    1 stone gone!

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    Thank you so much everyone for such a warm welcome I appreciate your words of encouragement. I woke up today and feel a bit shaky today but was like that yesterday and it passed so I was maybe dehydrated.

    Can you drink too much water on this plan? I drink tea, in fact it's a standard joke that if I could have intravenously I would!! I feel 'deprived' not being able to have milk in my tea but have been 100% on this plan and had green tea only, I use the tea bag for about 3 cups and just top it up with hot water ....till basically it looks like hot water and isn't as strong!

    TH I have missed lots of family events too, shocking really isn't it but weight gain really can just sap your confidence its crazy when you think about it but I am glad to know I am not alone. I really have decided 2014 is going to ring a lot of changes for me!

    Hope you are all having great days and Twinkle, I hope your 1st day with food is going really well and you are enjoying the change after 6 weeks! xx
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    Start weight 11st 8lbs Height 5ft 5in
    Weight loss for January 8lbs
    Current 10st8lbs
    Target 9st7lb (maybe 9st but will see when I get to 9st7lbs how I feel)
    Started Exante TS 4th Feb
    Week 1..... TS Exante -6lbs (yay!!!) Total loss 1 stone!

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    Diet: Exante TS
    Height: 5ft3in
    Start Date: 01.01.2014
    Start Weight: 15st7lb
    Current Weight: 13st9lb
    Goal Weight: 9st7lb
    Goal Date: December 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.4
    Current BMI: 33.8
    Goal BMI: 23.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st12lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st2lb
    % Lost 11.98%
    Hi Starshine, I wouldn't drink more than 4L fluid a day as the kidneys can only work so hard at removing it. Tea is fine. I love a cuppa but cant drink it black so have to stick to black coffee. I bought one of the flavoured coffees & add 1/4 tsp to the ordinary coffee for a change. Its very nice. x
    Miles Wednesday 6 - Total miles 78.5 - Target miles 1000 - Miles to go 921.5


    Restart 15/7/2014 weight 14st 7lb - Goal, to lose 36lb by holiday.

    AVERAGE WEIGHT TO LOSE EACH WEEK TO REACH HOLIDAY GOAL 3.15 LB




    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 by 14 July 2014 in time for daughters graduation!!

    GOAL: 4) Be proud rather self conscious at the airport for Sardinia
    holiday 9/2014 & reach 11st 13lb

    GOAL: 5) Relax on a tropical beach following a few months on maintenance - Sri Lanka
    2015
    -------------------------------****************************---------------------------

    WEEK (1-24) -25lb
    WEEK 25 +2lb
    WEEK 26 - 3lb
    WEEK 27 + ?? - graduation week-!!
    WEEK 28 - 8lb
    WEEK 29 - 4lb
    WEEK 30
    WEEK 31
    WEEK 32
    WEEK 33
    WEEK 34
    WEEK 35
    WEEK 36
    WEEK 37 HOLIDAYS




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    Ahhh ok Thank you Susie
    I actually can't drink coffee so I can't try the coffee range but did try the Mulled Wine for a change. That was yummy, but I only use a small flat teaspoon of it in the water otherwise its too strong. I think moving to black tea has been one of my hardest things to achieve for me! I am just about used to it now.
    Have a great day xx
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    Start weight 11st 8lbs Height 5ft 5in
    Weight loss for January 8lbs
    Current 10st8lbs
    Target 9st7lb (maybe 9st but will see when I get to 9st7lbs how I feel)
    Started Exante TS 4th Feb
    Week 1..... TS Exante -6lbs (yay!!!) Total loss 1 stone!

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    Lynne that is so true! I spent a few days looking on the forum before being brave enough to post. I found Twinkles diary first and by the time I read it I felt full of admiration for her and thought the support on here was just the best. It's like a little family and invaluable support network. I am trying to get through all the diaries, as it is good to go back and see how other people were when they started out on the days I am on. I have never ever been on a forum before to be honest, I found this by chance and so glad I did
    Starshine

    Start weight 11st 8lbs Height 5ft 5in
    Weight loss for January 8lbs
    Current 10st8lbs
    Target 9st7lb (maybe 9st but will see when I get to 9st7lbs how I feel)
    Started Exante TS 4th Feb
    Week 1..... TS Exante -6lbs (yay!!!) Total loss 1 stone!

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    Good luck CP It will be great to see each others progress. I actually can't wait to weigh in on Wednesday!! xx
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    Start weight 11st 8lbs Height 5ft 5in
    Weight loss for January 8lbs
    Current 10st8lbs
    Target 9st7lb (maybe 9st but will see when I get to 9st7lbs how I feel)
    Started Exante TS 4th Feb
    Week 1..... TS Exante -6lbs (yay!!!) Total loss 1 stone!

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    Start Weight: 12st12lb
    Current Weight: 12st3lb
    Goal Weight: 8st0lb
    Goal Date: 23rd May 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 34
    Current BMI: 32.3
    Goal BMI: 21.2


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st9lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st3lb
    % Lost 5%
    I've never been on a forum either so it's a first for both of us!
    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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    I am really enjoying the support Lynne also diaries & tips. Trying to work my way through them all so I am up to speed!
    Starshine

    Start weight 11st 8lbs Height 5ft 5in
    Weight loss for January 8lbs
    Current 10st8lbs
    Target 9st7lb (maybe 9st but will see when I get to 9st7lbs how I feel)
    Started Exante TS 4th Feb
    Week 1..... TS Exante -6lbs (yay!!!) Total loss 1 stone!

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