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    Week 2 completed and only 2 lbs total loss

    Hi, I'm 47 and have a BMI of nearly 32 and 70 lbs to lose. I have tried every diet and healthy eating plan imaginable for years and am very controlled in everything I eat and drink (no alcohol, no coffee, no diet drinks, no refined carbs or sugars of any kind and organic, fresh, vegetarian/fish only, natural products) but I just keep gaining weight. When I was younger I was always very slim (size 6 to 8) without even really trying and then 5 years ago I just started gaining weight despite no particular alteration in my diet and exercise regime at that time and I have now gained over 30kg in total despite all my efforts (I am now much more controlled than I was 5 years ago when this all started!). 30kg is a lot to gain when you are only 5'2". I have checked nothing is wrong with me (I was even referred to a hospital endocrinologist who monitored my blood and urine tests for 2 years and could find nothing wrong. I also had my thyroid and oestrogen rechecked last week and they were normal), so now my GP has suggested I try a VLCD so I started exante 2 weeks ago exactly. I haven't cheated once - I only drink water (that's normal for me) and at least 3 litres a day - it's not my TOTM - I have used the same scales and weighed myself first thing in the morning (naked) after peeing. I go to the gym 3 times a week, swin once a week, attend pilates twice a week and walk everywhere I go. I was not on a low carb diet or any particular diet prior to starting exante - just my regular healthy eating plan. I cannot think what I am doing wrong but I have only lost 2lbs at the end of 2 weeks. I didn't weigh myself the first week as I was away from home at the time. I think I am in ketosis as my breath is bad (although I guess I can't be sure it's like this 100% of the time) and I feel very cold. From what I'm reading this is clearly not normal. Have other people experienced this and does the weight loss eventually kick in? I'm worried that if 2 lbs is all I can lose in the first weeks my weight loss will just stop altogether this coming week. Help!!!

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    Diet: VLCD - Exante
    Height: 5ft11in
    Start Date: 1st jan 15
    Start Weight: 16st11.9lb
    Current Weight: 14st7lb
    Goal Weight: 12st8lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 32.9
    Current BMI: 28.3
    Goal BMI: 24.5


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st4.9lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st13lb
    % Lost 13.95%
    Sorry I've no advice but I'm sure somebody will be along... I'm sure there will be a reason.


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