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    Diet: Exante Diet
    Height: 5ft4in
    Start Date: 10/03/2013
    Start Weight: 13st7lb
    Current Weight: 13st7lb
    Goal Weight: 09st10lb
    Goal Date: 01/08/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 32.4
    Current BMI: 32.4
    Goal BMI: 23.3


    Statistics:
    Weight to Lose: 3st11lb
    % Lost 0%

    This time its different

    I feel I'm a bit of a diet guru, I've done them all with varying success, but eventually I always end up back at square one. The last diet I did was Lipotrim where I got down to 11st, I'd lost 17lbs in 4 weeks but I gave up because I'd had enough of shakes. Since then I have put all that weight back on and more and I am now at my heaviest ever weight of 13St 7lb and I hate it, so I have to make a change and do something about it.

    I tried Exante last year after Lipotrim, but I just didn't stick to it properly so didn't have great success with it. However, this time I know I will do it because my heads in a better place. Right now I am where I want to be in my life, except for my weight, and I am positive and motivated to do this.

    I have decided to keep this diary as a way of recording all my highs and lows and to remind me where I have started and where I want to be. I will be taking pictures and measurements tonight and I will be updating these weekly with my weight ins, I might post them on here once I reach my target weight.

    I have set my target weight low as that is where my BMI says I am the middle of normal range, but I don't think I will ever get to that weight, I am top heavy and I look ridiculous if I am below a size 12, I normally sit at the borderline of normal and overweight, around 10st 4lbs, but we'll see.

    I will follow the TS for 6 weeks. I have made myself a 42 day chart, and each day I will write down one thing that made me happy that day and a positive thing about myself, I hope during that time I will have lost 2 stone. I know its a high target at just over 4lbs a week but I think if I am strict with the diet, water intake, and exercise then it is achievable. After that I will move onto the WS until I am at my goal weight, I know its slower weight loss, but long term I know I have a greater chance of reaching my goal weight and sticking to the eating plan if I don't restrict myself for too long. Besides, I have an active social life and I need the flexibility of being able to have a meal out, but initially I need the rapid weight loss to make me commit to doing it, if that makes sense??

    Anyway that's my thought process at this moment in time, and I'm excited about doing this, lets see how long it lasts!!
    Wk1 -

    Mini goals get in the 12's Done 24/03/2014
    Get to the 12 singles
    Lose 1 stone
    Get into the 11's
    Get into the 11 singles
    Lose 2 stone
    Fit into my smart work clothes
    Get into the 10's
    Get into the 10 singles
    decide where target is to be and get there




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    Diet: Exante Diet
    Height: 5ft4in
    Start Date: 10/03/2013
    Start Weight: 13st7lb
    Current Weight: 13st7lb
    Goal Weight: 09st10lb
    Goal Date: 01/08/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 32.4
    Current BMI: 32.4
    Goal BMI: 23.3


    Statistics:
    Weight to Lose: 3st11lb
    % Lost 0%
    Day 1 - 13st 7lbs
    What made me happy today -
    Getting through day 1 without falling off the wagon
    Something positive about myself -
    My positive mental attitude at the moment

    I have some Exante left over from when I tried it last year so I am using that up before I buy any more and I need some advice on the meals, but I'll go over to the daily thread to ask all my questions.

    Breakfast - Vanilla Shake
    Lunch - Banana Shake
    Dinner - apple and cinnamon porridge
    fluids - millions of cups of coffee and 4 pint of water, probably be 5 by bed time!
    Exercise - 1 hour walk with my pooch, kicking a football for him to chase the whole way

    I love the shakes so had no trouble with them, but this is the first time I tried the porridge and Yuk, it was horrible, it was really sweet and powdery, and the consistency was like slimy water. I think if I buy anymore I'll make biscuits.

    I'm ok today, was hungry around lunch and dinner time, but not enough to make me raid the fridge. I thought I would struggle more than I have and I was pleasantly surprised that it was a good day. I forgot how much you pee when you start these diets and I must have burnt 500 calories going up and down the stairs to the loo, I cant wait for this to subside a bit.

    Nothing much else to report at the moment, lets see what tomorrow brings.
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    Mini goals get in the 12's Done 24/03/2014
    Get to the 12 singles
    Lose 1 stone
    Get into the 11's
    Get into the 11 singles
    Lose 2 stone
    Fit into my smart work clothes
    Get into the 10's
    Get into the 10 singles
    decide where target is to be and get there




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    Hello sarah. Good luck on ur exante journey. Just get thru these first few days and it gets much easier when ur in ketosis.
    Keep us posted on how u get on. Xx

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    Diet: Exante TS
    Height: 5ft3in
    Start Date: 27.02.2012
    Start Weight: 15st7lb
    Current Weight: 14st3lb
    Goal Weight: 10st0lb
    Goal Date: September 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.4
    Current BMI: 35.2
    Goal BMI: 24.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st4lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st3lb
    % Lost 8.29%
    Welcome back Sarah,

    Keeping a diary will help you stay on track. Coming on here regularly will also help & provide you with lots of support.

    Hope day 2 goes well xx
    T/S DAY 1/90 - DONE - DAILY WEIGH IN - STS
    WEEKLY WI DAY - SUNDAY


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


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

    GOAL: 1) Lose 1st stone Completed 26.1.2014
    GOAL: 2) Lose 2nd stone
    GOAL: 3) Lose 4 dress sizes by end of July 2014 in time for daughters graduation!!

    GOAL: 4) Be proud rather self conscious at the airport for Sardinia
    holiday 9/2014

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

    FINAL GOAL: Lose 5 dress sizes & stay there
    -------------------------------****************************---------------------------



    WEEK (1 - 12) - 24lb
    WEEK 13 -1lb
    WEEK 14 + 4lb
    WEEK 15
    WEEK 16




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    Diet: Exante Diet
    Height: 5ft4in
    Start Date: 10/03/2013
    Start Weight: 13st7lb
    Current Weight: 13st7lb
    Goal Weight: 09st10lb
    Goal Date: 01/08/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 32.4
    Current BMI: 32.4
    Goal BMI: 23.3


    Statistics:
    Weight to Lose: 3st11lb
    % Lost 0%
    Thanks for the welcome lovely ladies and Good morning all.

    I'm starving this morning and I really struggled to sleep last night because I was so hungry, but I weighed myself this morning and I'm already down by 4 lb!! OK, so I know its water weight but if makes me feel good, its motivation. I'm looking at my hunger pangs as being as my body getting rid of all the baddies to prepare for 6 weeks of good stuff, I imagine little miners in my tummy getting ready to move out and start chipping away at the fat in my body, lol!!

    I've only just had my first shake of the day, I need to have my last one as late a possible otherwise I'll struggle to sleep again tonight and I don't want that. Roll on ketosis so the miners can get to work.
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    Mini goals get in the 12's Done 24/03/2014
    Get to the 12 singles
    Lose 1 stone
    Get into the 11's
    Get into the 11 singles
    Lose 2 stone
    Fit into my smart work clothes
    Get into the 10's
    Get into the 10 singles
    decide where target is to be and get there




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    Diet: Exante Total Solution
    Height: 5ft0in
    Start Date: 01.01.14
    Start Weight: 19st4lb
    Current Weight: 16st4lb
    Goal Weight: 8st4lb
    Goal Date: Christmas 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 52.7
    Current BMI: 44.5
    Goal BMI: 22.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 3st0lb
    Weight to Lose: 8st0lb
    % Lost 15.56%
    Good luck!


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    Good luck, and I love the miners analogy.
    Goal 1. Lose 1 Stone Done
    Goal 2. Get into next stones down Done
    Goal 3. Lose a stone and a half Done
    Goal 4. Lose 2 stone Done
    Goal 5. Get into new jeans just brought - not tried yet!
    Goal 6. Lose 2 and a half stone.Done
    Goal 7. Lose 3 stone


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    Diet: exante
    Height: 5ft10.9in
    Start Date: 3february
    Start Weight: 21st4.0lb
    Current Weight: 17st10.0lb
    Goal Weight: 15st0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 41.7
    Current BMI: 34.7
    Goal BMI: 29.4


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 3st8lb
    Weight to Lose: 2st10lb
    % Lost 16.78%
    Good luck x

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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%
    Hi Sarah and welcome to the forum. You're doing really well so far. It will help to keep your diary going and also to follow others' for inspiration.
    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 TS
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    Start Date: 27.02.2012
    Start Weight: 15st7lb
    Current Weight: 14st3lb
    Goal Weight: 10st0lb
    Goal Date: September 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.4
    Current BMI: 35.2
    Goal BMI: 24.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st4lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st3lb
    % Lost 8.29%
    Thats a brilliant way to look at it Sarah. Hope today goes well for you x
    T/S DAY 1/90 - DONE - DAILY WEIGH IN - STS
    WEEKLY WI DAY - SUNDAY


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


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

    GOAL: 1) Lose 1st stone Completed 26.1.2014
    GOAL: 2) Lose 2nd stone
    GOAL: 3) Lose 4 dress sizes by end of July 2014 in time for daughters graduation!!

    GOAL: 4) Be proud rather self conscious at the airport for Sardinia
    holiday 9/2014

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

    FINAL GOAL: Lose 5 dress sizes & stay there
    -------------------------------****************************---------------------------



    WEEK (1 - 12) - 24lb
    WEEK 13 -1lb
    WEEK 14 + 4lb
    WEEK 15
    WEEK 16




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    Diet: Exante Diet
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    Start Weight: 13st7lb
    Current Weight: 13st7lb
    Goal Weight: 09st10lb
    Goal Date: 01/08/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 32.4
    Current BMI: 32.4
    Goal BMI: 23.3


    Statistics:
    Weight to Lose: 3st11lb
    % Lost 0%
    Day 2

    Something that made me happy - Chocolate muffins, yum-my

    Something positv

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    Diet: Exante Diet
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    Start Date: 10/03/2013
    Start Weight: 13st7lb
    Current Weight: 13st7lb
    Goal Weight: 09st10lb
    Goal Date: 01/08/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 32.4
    Current BMI: 32.4
    Goal BMI: 23.3


    Statistics:
    Weight to Lose: 3st11lb
    % Lost 0%
    Day 2 - followed 100%

    Something that made me happy - Chocolate muffins, yum-my

    Something positve about myself - Im stronger than I thought.

    Breakfast - Chocolate shake
    Lunch - Strawberry Shake
    Dinner - Chocolate muffin
    Fluids - 5 cups of coffee and 2ltrs of water
    Exercise - 1 1/2 mile walk with dog.

    Today Ive been so hungry, Ive had headaches and dizziness, its my totm on Tues. so Im bloated, breaking out in spots and Im craving Chocolate, but I weighed myself this morning and I was 4lbs lighter, yipee!!!! Having said that, I hope ketisis kicks in soon so the hungry subsides.

    Im a daily weigher, always have been, I weigh myself as soon as I get up, I do it naked after my first wee of the day. Im gonna keep doing it daily unless I start to find its causing me to be negative.

    Hope everyone else is well and youve all been100%, or as near as you can be!! ;0)
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    Mini goals get in the 12's Done 24/03/2014
    Get to the 12 singles
    Lose 1 stone
    Get into the 11's
    Get into the 11 singles
    Lose 2 stone
    Fit into my smart work clothes
    Get into the 10's
    Get into the 10 singles
    decide where target is to be and get there




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    Hi Sarah, welcome :-) you sound like you are doing really well!! I'm a naked daily weigher too :-/ can't drink any water until after I've weighed! I find that this works for me and keeps me on track!

    Good luck and here's to another 100% day tomorrow!

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    Current Weight: 14st3lb
    Goal Weight: 10st0lb
    Goal Date: September 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.4
    Current BMI: 35.2
    Goal BMI: 24.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st4lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st3lb
    % Lost 8.29%
    Another good day under your belt Sarah. That's a brilliant loss so far, well done x
    T/S DAY 1/90 - DONE - DAILY WEIGH IN - STS
    WEEKLY WI DAY - SUNDAY


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


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

    GOAL: 1) Lose 1st stone Completed 26.1.2014
    GOAL: 2) Lose 2nd stone
    GOAL: 3) Lose 4 dress sizes by end of July 2014 in time for daughters graduation!!

    GOAL: 4) Be proud rather self conscious at the airport for Sardinia
    holiday 9/2014

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

    FINAL GOAL: Lose 5 dress sizes & stay there
    -------------------------------****************************---------------------------



    WEEK (1 - 12) - 24lb
    WEEK 13 -1lb
    WEEK 14 + 4lb
    WEEK 15
    WEEK 16




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    Diet: Exante
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    Start Date: 28th April 2013
    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%
    Hi Sarh. Stay strong. You're doing great. I'm a first thing in the morning naked weigher too! It's fine to weigh daily so long as you accept there can be daily water fluctuations x
    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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