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    Hi all,

    I am starting SnS on Monday, I can't wait! I have been plateauing for ages, I was on SW for a year, then JUDDD since Feb. I can't wait to get those scales moving again!

    I really love JUDDD but I lack control, hence the plateau. I am hoping that doing 4 packs a day with no other food for a few months will help me to improve my perspective on food and hunger. Sort of like taking a step back from choosing what to eat, if that makes sense.

    I am not planning on easing myself into it by going low carb, I fully intend to enjoy eating this weekend and then Monday is day one. I am really excited! I read that I can expect to lose a stone a month. I have been looking around the forums to see how people have done on 4 packs and no food over a few months, but I am mostly finding week 1 results, or people doing the lifestyle plan, so if anyone can share this info from their experience that would be great

    A bit of background:

    I started life as a very hungry baby (according to my mum), and well... nothing ever really changed. I was overweight as a child, and by the time I was 9 I had been to dieticians and slimming clubs, with minimal results. I became a secret eater and started to binge eat regularly. My struggles continued throughout my teens, where I tried a variety of pills, potions, fad diets, the whole caboodle. Lots of misery, and not so many results either.

    I got up to 20 stone at 18 years old, at which point my mother offered to pay for me to have weight loss surgery overseas. I went for a gastric band implant, and dropped 9 stone without batting an eyelid. I continued eating whatever I wanted, and the gastric band enabled me to just throw it all up with no effort. I think I was too young, and not truly ready to change. This continued until suddenly I couldn't keep anything down at all, including water. I had to have my gastric band removed as my body had started to reject it, after having it for 10 years.

    In my mind, I was at my goal weight, and all I would need to do was maintain it... How naive is that? My weight ballooned and I regained all but 2 stone of the weight I had lost in a very short time. I was eating in secret and binge-eating on thousands of calories, so I don't know what else I expected to happen. My mental health really suffered, and this had a further impact on my eating, and I just got into a really bad, self-destruct cycle. Eventually I had to leave the city I was living in and make a fresh start. so me and my then-boyfriend (now husband) packed up and left.

    In January 2012 I joined Slimming World. This went well, and I lost just shy of 3 stone. Then for reasons I can't put my finger on, my binge-eating started to really escalate again. I decided to seek professional help, and was referred to a support group by my GP. I had already done a lot of reading on the topic, and the group leaders really reinforced what I already knew. The downfall was that medicalising my eating in this way gave me a sense of freedom to eat even more. I would think "Some people in the group binge 5 nights a week, so its okay for me to binge 3". I moved to JUDDD in February, good losses to start but my intake on up days was ridiculous.

    I am 31, live in Northamptonshire with my husband Luke and our cat-child Luni (yes I am a crazy cat lady). We just bought our first home in December, and life is treating me kindly at the moment
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    Hiya

    I hope you get on well with this diet ive just completed week 1 and im on week 2 so far im enjoying it and the weight loss is amazing. Ive been known to be a secret eater but then if my bf seen me eating lots of chocolate he would say something so thus has lead me to secretly eat. In past ive binge eaten and i wasnt even hungry but there i was ramming mash potato in my mouth at 11pm. Naughty me

    Anyway a stone in first 3 weeks is pretty common and then a stone a month so youll soon see amazing results
    Starting weight 13.3

    Week 1 - 12st 9lbs - 8lbs
    Week 2 - 12st 6lbs - 3lbs
    Week 3 - 12st 3lbs - 3lbs

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    12st 7lbs done yay 21st oct
    12st 3lbs done 28th Oct
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    11st 7lbs
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    Thanks miss vlcd I have seen your posts around the forum, I will be delighted if I can have results like yours! Well done to you x
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    Good luck lottiebird I'm sure you'll do great x

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    Re: LottieBird's SnS Diary

    Quote Originally Posted by lottiebird View Post
    Thanks miss vlcd I have seen your posts around the forum, I will be delighted if I can have results like yours! Well done to you x
    Youll get the same results as me just got to stick to diet 100% im pleased as im not that big to start with and im throwing the weight off.
    Starting weight 13.3

    Week 1 - 12st 9lbs - 8lbs
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    12st 7lbs done yay 21st oct
    12st 3lbs done 28th Oct
    11st 13lbs
    11st 7lbs
    11st 3lbs
    10st 13lbs
    10st 7lbs
    10st 3lbs

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    I plan on being 100% until my husband's birthday in July, that will be 12 weeks away. Could I really lose 3 stone in that time? That blows my mind!
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    they suggested adding in some food for a week after 12 weeks anyways right? so even if you're not at goal then you'd have a break then anyway

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    That's very true! I think I will challenge myself to do 4 packs only for the 12 weeks, I think having 3 plus food sounds risky knowing myself as I do can't wait to see what I can achieve in that time with the weather improving my activity levels will be increasing too, nothing drastic, just more walks with my OH in the evenings, as we enjoy that.
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    LottieBird's SnS Diary

    Hi there. Here to subscribe. I can relate to so many things that you described here. I'm a massive emotional eater. I eat when I'm unhappy and because I have been just that for quite a few years my weight kept going up and up.
    We are all here for each other and I find this site a complete blessing.
    Reading your story gave me some food for thought. I think it's time to start addressing the issues I have with the food now.
    Thank you for being so open and honest and good luck with your journey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slim_and_happy View Post
    Hi there. Here to subscribe. I can relate to so many things that you described here. I'm a massive emotional eater. I eat when I'm unhappy and because I have been just that for quite a few years my weight kept going up and up.
    We are all here for each other and I find this site a complete blessing.
    Reading your story gave me some food for thought. I think it's time to start addressing the issues I have with the food now.
    Thank you for being so open and honest and good luck with your journey.
    Hi Slim and Happy! Thanks for replying. This forum is a great place, and we really can help eachother through the hard times.

    I eat with any emotions, even happiness! Weird. I'm hoping I can spend my time on SnS reflecting on these behaviours so I can move on for good.
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    - Popping in to subscribe - as I've foolishly replied on the other diary!!

    I also have a cat-child Cats are AWESOME.

    I think most of us eat for our emotions here, I remember that I gained about 5 stone when I got together with my current boyfriend (of 8 years...). BUT, to be fair, he gained quite a bit of weight too. LOL. It's probably why we work together, because we both have to watch calories and lose weight at certain times.
    When we're happy, we eat... when we drown our sorrow, we eat... when we're bored... we also eat...

    All in all, think we need to find a hobby! xD ... that doesn't involve food! ... I think I may take up crossbow shooting... it really appeals to the 'Troll Hunter' in me xD... oh deary me.
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    Hmmm, does that mean I should get a minion and take up spell-casting? Tempting... My OH has promised me a magic wand since we met, needless to say I'm still waiting
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    You already have a minion - little cat... stick some wings and hooves on him and voila! ... speaking of minions, mine's just trying to climb on my lap now... o.o

    ARGGHH being cat attacked!!!
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    Minerva, in reply to your post in my wrong diary I am ok not eating, its when I eat that it all gets a bit messy! I have loads of self-help tools, and my binge-eating and secret eating are pretty well controlled as I am in a much better place mentally. If I see any behaviours reappearing, I will be off SnS like a shot. OH will see to that He is my forced "consultant" so to speak, gives me lots of advice, and I have asked him to weigh me in every monday, take a nude photo of me every month (he was keen on that) and keep the scales under lock and key between weigh-ins. Its been hard work breaking out of binge-eating, it really is such a cycle, so I am really quite determined not to risk going back into that.

    Sounds like your cat would be a better minion than mine, he is such a sweet boy that even when we play-fight he keeps his claws in and just air-bites me
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    Quote Originally Posted by lottiebird View Post
    That's very true! I think I will challenge myself to do 4 packs only for the 12 weeks, I think having 3 plus food sounds risky knowing myself as I do can't wait to see what I can achieve in that time with the weather improving my activity levels will be increasing too, nothing drastic, just more walks with my OH in the evenings, as we enjoy that.
    the walks sound nice =).

    I'm doing the same, sticking to 4 packs without food, so much easier for me x

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