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    My 100% Experience/Opinion (For what it's worth!)

    Love this forum, think it's a great idea!

    I started LT on the 3rd of August 2009, 35 weeks ago. The day I started I weighed in at 22 stones 7lbs/ 315lbs, wearing a size 28/30/32. I sit here now weighing 10 stone 12lbs/ 152lbs wearing a size 10 pair of skinny jeans and a size small boob tube (a boob tube haha, never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd ever wear a boob tube again, nevermind a size small!)

    I have been 100% throughout. Not a morsel or food or drink (apart from water and shakes) has passed my lips the whole time, and won't until I have reached my goal. I am a stickler for the rules type of person, and I believe that when you commit yourself to something that will totally change your life for the better, then it's best to use it to it's full potenial, and in the way it was designed to achieve maximum results.

    My LT journey has benefited me more psychologically more than it has physically. My total abstinence from food and drink has taught me so much about myself. I was a comfort/boredom eater. Food was my best friend. If I had a crisis/upset/stress I ran straight to the fridge or the local takeaway to ease my pain. If I found myself at a loose end with nothing to do, I headed straight into the loving arms of food to ease my boredom. LT and total abstinence has taught me that I don't need to turn to food to help me cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life. I don't need to eat and drink just because it's your birthday/Christmas/Wedding/Easter etc. LT has taught me control. It has taught me that food will not take away the hurt/stress. If anything it will hinder the process of healing. I would eat, get fatter, get depressed about getting fatter, thus this adds to the original misery, leading to more stress! Vicious circle!

    I've learned to cope with stress/boredom in other ways other than food. I've discovered my voice. If something is bothering me I talk about it. I've gained the confidence to speak up, instead of hiding, eating and hoping the problems will magically disappear. I hold my head up high and face everything head on.

    I've been on 4 holidays during my journey, I've been to functions/weddings/birthday parties/anniversary parties/funerals. I've had Christmas/Valentines/Easter. All those occasions we use as an excuse to eat and drink to excess. During all those times not once was I tempted to break my plan. I stayed 100% committed throughout because I want to be healthy, fit and slim more than anything else in this world. I've had swine flu, a stomach virus, a few colds. I've had 2 small operations, been on antibiotics, and not once did I even consider coming off plan (I have been monitored carefully by my wonderful Doctor, Consultant and pharmacist throughout) I have had so many crisis, stresses, upsets.

    In a perverse way I feel all powerful not eating and drinking at functions/occasions when everyone else is indulging around me. When people comment on my willpower, focus and determination it makes me feel so proud.

    When I started I decided to change my whole family's eating habits. I cleared the house of everything 'unhealthy' I discovered a love of cooking (loathed it before!) I cook healthy nutritious meals every day for my family and they love it. They've all benefited from my being on LT! In a way I changed their eating habits for selfish reasons! I thought that by changing the way I approach food now will help me when it comes to refeed/ maintenance. Well that's my plan, hope it works!

    I do not understand people wanting to eat while being on a TFR, as I believe it defeats the purpose. I believe TFR should be exactly that - Total food replacement, where all temptation/ options of food should be taken away. I believe it takes a stronger will power/determination to abstain completely, than to have a day off here and there with food and drink. I believe you can learn so much from 100% abstinence, I know I have. Your palate is completely cleansed and refreshed. Your old life and habits cleansed along with your tastebuds.

    There are other great plans out there in which you can add a meal, have more of a variety of flavours etc. LT is boring and bland. That is exactly what I needed! Boring and bland has helped me loose 11 stone 9lbs in 8 months! That's over half my body weight! Boring and bland has changed my life beyond recognition.

    There is no doubt that LT works. I believe LT works better if you're 100% committed to the plan. I believe you should use your time on LT to educate yourself about food. Find yourself. Find out why you've had to resort to such an extreme plan. Find out why you eat/over indulge. I was one of these people in denial. Believe it or not I was one of the people who thought I didn't have a problem with food and eating! I believed I could control what went into my mouth, and that I was happy being 22 stone odd! I thought there was no way I had psychological problems in regard to food! Boy was I wrong! Of course I have psychological problems in regard to food or I would not have been 22 stone and banging on death's door!

    LT and total abstinence has taught me that food is not my friend. Food is not going to comfort me. Food is not a treat. Food IS fuel! The right foods are a necessity in order for me to live a healthy, happy, fulfilling life.

    Don't take on LT until you are positively sure you are going to be 100% committed to the plan. Make sure you want to be healthy, fit and happy more than anything else in the entire world. Educate and find yourself while on plan, and you can't fail.
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    Week 2: - 2lbs (12 Stone 9lbs lost (177 lbs)



    8 months of 100% Lipotrim - 12 Stone 3lbs (171 lbs) lost.

    Start weight - 22 Stone 7lbs (315 lbs) / size 28/30/32

    Finish weight - 10 Stone 4lbs (144) / size 8/10

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    I don't have anything to add, but, I totally agree & I think you're awesome :-)

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    Excellent post, well done you x x
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    What else can anyone say! You are an inspiration and have made me more determined and focused than ever! I was feeling rather sorry for myself today but heck! You are so right! It can be done!

    You are just simply fantastic! Queen of the Lipotrim!!


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    Fab post wish I could have been as strong as you, then again I am not going to beat myself up, I am still losing and as long as I am aware of what I have done and how to get back to it and I am doing so much better than before LT get my hard days but am still fighting on....here's to one day being like you Well done!!
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    amazing x well done and you are so so right that the time should be spent actually looking at the issues and problems that cause us to not see food as fuel but as something to turn to for comfort which then leads to feeling guilty, unattractive etc etc... i tend to not eat properly then pig on choc and sweet stuff cant be bothered to cook or eat properly but i suddenly think im soon to be 40 and it's about time i sorted myself out as no one else can do it for me and eventually it will catch up with me x thanks again for ur wonderful words x

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    What a brilliant post Betsy!



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    Fabulous posting there Betsy

    'I discovered a love of cooking (loathed it before!) I cook healthy nutritious meals every day for my family and they love it. They've all benefited from my being on LT! In a way I changed their eating habits for selfish reasons! I thought that by changing the way I approach food now will help me when it comes to refeed/ maintenance. Well that's my plan, hope it works!'

    The above few lines really struck a chord with me too. I have briefly been having wandering thoughts about new healthy dishes that I will cook when I re-feed and maintain and have found myself talking about them with my lad. It has rubbed off on him already and for the first time ever he asked me to buy HIM tomatoes and carrots!

    I am getting almost as excited about the second half of my journey on LT as I was about the first half.

    Thank you for writing such an inspiring peice.

    Lisa x
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    Wow - my sentiments exactly. That post should be a sticky IMHO!!
    Thanks Betsy - you really are an inspiration to us all.

    Jon
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    seconded dunlop def a sticky post!!


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    Im welling up reading that post
    It really is inspirational
    all of you are to me as ive jus started
    Annie





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    Amazing!

    I hope i can be as strong as you!
    I love this post.
    Well done!!!
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    Thank you BB for such an inspirational post

    This is BetsyBotox Before and After photos in case you missed the update on this thread below...

    http://www.minimins.com/lipotrim-for...z-pic-you.html (Update: Week 32. 11 Stone 4lbs Gone. Oh and some biz and a pic for you!)


    Week 32. 11 Stone 4lbs Gone

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    Wow - what an inspiration you are.
    I've just looked at your before and after pics and you look fab. You must be so proud of yourself. I hope I can achieve something similar. X
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    Thanks betsy for that post - Your post is just what I needed today as i do feel a bit down this morning, don't know why..
    i have a holiday in May and a Wedding in June and I don't want to break the diet just to please everyone else but everyone says that i should - but you are a real inspiration and if you can get through Christmas/birthdays etc without eating anything i can get through a week's holiday as well !!

    I am hoping to lose another 5stone and you are proof that my goal could be reality if I stick to it 100% for the next couple of months.

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