Thought I'd start a diary thread on here, for a couple of reasons:
a) to try and keep myself accountable
b) because, although I write a blog, I don't want to bang on ad infinitum about weight loss on there, so here seemed a good place!
So, first a bit about me.
I'm 45, and I've been overweight all my adult life, pretty much. The real weight gain piled on after I had my son, who's now 14. In 2007, I managed to lose three stone, taking me to around 12 and a half stone, using Weight Watchers plan but not attending meetings. I'm guessing you know the rest of the story - since then, I've piled it all back on. I regularly start diets, but never have the willpower to stick to them these days, and my relationship with food is just awful - I use food as a comfort, a celebration, when I"m happy , when I'm sad, when I'm bored .... again, I'm sure you all know what I'm on about.
Until now, I've always been very against meal replacement diets / VLCDs, but a friend started the Cambridge diet a month ago and has had amazing results, so I decided that as nothing else had worked, maybe it's time to give it a go myself. I decided to go with Exante for two reasons - I like the idea of 'real meals' (even though I know they're not), and it was a good deal on *******!
Today is Day 2.
Day 1 went OK. I was pretty hungry yesterday evening, but had an early night with a DVD boxset, which took my mind off it.
Unfortunately, the start date I had committed to - yesterday - has coincided with me having an absolutely awful cold (that'll teach me to brag about not having had a cold all winter!), so the fact I've woken up with a headache this morning could be down to the carb withdrawal or the cold, I guess.
Anyway, I've had two paracetamol and am having my morning vanilla shake mixed with coffee while I'm writing this.
Food so far - shakes are OK; veg soup I found a bit gloopy and hard to get down - think I'll try it with more water next time; spag bol was OK, better with a bit of tabasco, salt and pepper. I really like the raspberry crush drink flavouring, too, though I've only tried a tiny bit, as I don't want to rely on that.
I'm a big water drinker anyway, so that shouldn't be a problem for me.
I do have a couple of questions for any experts out there:
1. I'm desperately missing my morning cup of tea - any thoughts on one cup of tea a day with a tiny dash of skimmed milk?
2. Is it OK to have one can of Coke Zero a day, or should I be aiming to drink less of this? I know that low cal fizzy drinks are bad anyway, health-wise, I'm asking more from the point of view of this particular diet.
Any thoughts on these gratefully received.
Have a good day, everybody x