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    Day one and needing lots of support and motivation......

    I've done VLCDs a few times and the most I ever lost was 6 1/2 stone. I've struggled to maintain over the years and had to go back on these diets to get me back on track. But this year has been a bad year and I'm now the heaviest I've ever been.


    I've had a couple of failed attempts. I think this is because I've found it rather soul destroying trying to reach the same old milestones that I've passed many times before.


    But here I am, day one (again) and needing lots of motivation! Fingers crossed ..........


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    Good Luck Allie, I've found tv box sets are my saviour - I wrap myself up in a blanket in bed and get lost in hours of tv. By being upstairs I'm also well away from the fridge!

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    Good luck Hun. U will do good, don't worry be strong! X

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisisme View Post
    Good Luck Allie, I've found tv box sets are my saviour - I wrap myself up in a blanket in bed and get lost in hours of tv. By being upstairs I'm also well away from the fridge!
    Good plan,I like it! Thanks xxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Constantstar View Post
    Good luck Hun. U will do good, don't worry be strong! X
    Cheers chuck xxxx

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    Hello and welcome!

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    Hi Allie. Good luck with your journey. I find that having a diary and following everyone else's not only holds me to account but also motivates me and inspires me. Everyone is very supportive. I spent a lot of time just reading through people's diaries when I first started. It stopped me eating and inspired me at the same time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy15 View Post
    Hello and welcome!
    Thank youxxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynneonextante View Post
    Hi Allie. Good luck with your journey. I find that having a diary and following everyone else's not only holds me to account but also motivates me and inspires me. Everyone is very supportive. I spent a lot of time just reading through people's diaries when I first started. It stopped me eating and inspired me at the same time!
    Thank you Lynne, I will definitely do that. Sound like a really good idea xxxx

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    How are you doing so far. 6.5 stone is an amazing amount to have lost before! You may find you cope better this time with the support you get here on the exante forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynneonextante View Post
    How are you doing so far. 6.5 stone is an amazing amount to have lost before! You may find you cope better this time with the support you get here on the exante forum.
    Hi Lynne,

    Thank you for that! I broke yesterday (ate a small rebellious bowl of cereal). It didn't help that I was using old packs that I had left over, and not particularly ones that I fancied. I got my new delivery yesterday so have started with more conviction today.

    I just have lacked the determination one needs to get into ketosis.

    But I agree it's really nice having access to other people who are going through it too!

    I suspect I have lost some weight (because I haven't eaten a lot of calories), but weigh day is Friday (hopefully I'll actually have got myself into ketosis by then)!

    :-)

    xxxxx

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    You just have to get through those first 3 or 4 days! I'm not very good at it myself but I keep trying!

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    Keep at it

    Believe me, I know how hard it is - but starting and stopping just prolongs the agony

    .....get past the first 3-4 days, then it gets MUCH easier

    Start a diary - really great for keeping yourself accountable

    ....and read other diaries for motivation and support

    I've been TS 100% since January 1st, and no way could I have done it without the support of the others here - and using my diary for rambling on when I've been tempted by the food demons

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynneonextante View Post
    You just have to get through those first 3 or 4 days! I'm not very good at it myself but I keep trying!
    I've done it before, so I can do it again. In 3 days time I WILL be in ketosis!! Thanks again xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy15 View Post
    Keep at it

    Believe me, I know how hard it is - but starting and stopping just prolongs the agony

    .....get past the first 3-4 days, then it gets MUCH easier

    Start a diary - really great for keeping yourself accountable

    ....and read other diaries for motivation and support

    I've been TS 100% since January 1st, and no way could I have done it without the support of the others here - and using my diary for rambling on when I've been tempted by the food demons
    Very wise words Darcy thank you. You're absolutely right! I'm on it ;-)

    I'm so pleased I've got this place for support this time xxxxx

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