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    Struggling to get started! Scared and stuck

    HI - Im hoping you wonderful people can help advise me. Im new to Exante, but not new to vlcd (having succeeded at LL and got to goal losing 6.5 stone, only to fail at keeping it off. I now weight more than ever.

    I really want to do total solution, but Im struggling to get in the zone.

    I think Im scared of the first few tough days getting into ketosis.

    Are there any tips to help me 'man up' and deal with it? So many of you managed it so why am I such a wet blanket!

    Thanks in advance!


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    Diet: exante
    Height: 5ft7in
    Start Date: 08.03.2011
    Start Weight: 16st8lb
    Current Weight: 10st12lb
    Goal Weight: 10st7lb

    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 36.3
    Current BMI: 23.8
    Goal BMI: 23

    Total Weight Loss: 5st10lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st5lb
    % Lost 34.48%
    I have had many a restart but only succeed when my head is in the right place. And I have a goal or event to work towards. Need something to focus my energy on or I make it to day 2 and then fail.
    This is a very difficult diet unless you can give it 100%. I know the next few days will be tough after going off plan yesterday but I have the thought of needing to wear a bikini in June to keep me going.
    Good luck! :-)
    i started at 16st8lbs ( eeeeek!! ) at the beginning of march. I've lost 80lbs so far and i'm on stage 3 1000cal programme hoping to lose another 5lbs and to maintain from there.

    Goal- 10st7

    I weigh in on a wednesday evening at 6.15pm

    My weight loss diary

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    Diet: Exante TS
    Height: 5ft7in
    Start Date: 24/2/14
    Goal Date: Be slim forever whenever I get there
    Yes I agree with Nats, its all about getting your head in the right place. Don't think too far ahead about how tough it is going to be to get into ketosis. Be positive. You've made the decision to do it, that's great, now just take it one step at a time. Commit to doing 1 day, your willpower alone should get you through that, then once day 1 is done, do you really want to sabotage the good start…so on to day 2 and by day 3 you should be feeling much better with ketosis kicking in. i just take it 3 packs by 3 packs. There is something in your mind which is probably thinking I failed to keep it off last time so there is no point in starting, but slap that thought away. That was last time, this is now and you can do this! Kick the naughty thoughts into touch! Good luck. x
    Goal 1. Lose 1 Stone Done Goal 9. Lose 50 pounds Done
    Goal 2. Get into next stones down Done Goal 10. Lose 4 stone Done
    Goal 3. Lose a stone and a half Done Goal 11. Get into 14s ​Done
    Goal 4. Lose 2 stone Done Goal 12. Lose 4.5 stone Done
    Goal 5. Get into new jeans just brought - not tried yet! Done Goal 13. Lose 5 stone ​Done
    Goal 6. Lose 2 and a half stone.Done Goal 14. Not be classified obese Done
    Goal 7. Lose 3 stone Done Goal 15. Get into the 12s Done
    Goal 8. Lose 3.5 stone Done Goal 16 12.5 stones by moving to JUDDD Done Goal 17. Maintain weight for 1 month Done
    Goal 18. Maintain for another month -end Nov 2014

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    My technique is to think of where I want to be and how quickly. The main benefit I see with VLCD is the speed. So just tell yourself its may be harder at first but its so much faster. I also drink everytime I think I am hungry and the water really fills me up.
    You can do it!! Go for it!

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    8th February, 2014
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    Diet: exante- total solution
    Height: 5ft2in
    Start Date: 20 Aug 2014
    Start Weight: 10st5.0lb
    Goal Weight: 8st7lb

    BMI Information:
    Goal BMI: 21.8
    I'm in day 4 now. Got a little headache but feeling great now so think ketosis is kicking in. What I do u might think sad but I look at before and after photos of people before their weight loss and after and gives me a boost. It's so nice out at the mo I just have to look out the window and think - when summer actually comes do I really want to be layering my clothes to cover my stomach and arms. Do I want to keep going Into shops and buying huge sizes just so they don't cling at all to any part of my body! Every time I think I'm gunna falter I try remember one of those things. Hope it works! I've just ordered a bikini from eBay- I need to tone up to remotely be able to wear it so that's another incentive gunna leave it hanging on the cupboard in bedroom . I've also got a holiday booked to Las Vegas in October and I don't wanna hide away and cover up I wanna have fun and not care if photos are taken! x
    Weight after 2nd pregnancy 11 st 0 lbs (Sept 13)

    Weight as of 18th Aug 14 10st 5lb

    GOAL ------ Reach 8.7 -9st range for the Vegas trip end of oct!

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