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    Thought it might be time to start a diary to keep me motivated and stop me moaning in random places on other threads. Iíve been doing a mixture of Lighter Life and Slim and Save since September 1st and Iím hoping that the scales on Sunday will show that Iíve lost 50lbs in that time. Iíve been 100% because that really works for me and Iím scared if I jump off I wonít be able to jump on again.
    I did this before in 2008 and went the whole way to goal losing 9 stone. Managed to maintain for a couple of years and did increasingly half-hearted attempts with the packs to keep it under control. Then this year I took my eye off the ball and found myself back where I started. The horror I felt was the final push for me to get on with it and not mess about. Four packs a day is much easier for me and Iím feeling much more committed. I have cancelled Tea at the Ritz with my sister in order to stick with it and am not going to the Christmas lunch at work. Think Iíd need a drink to socialise with some of my colleagues!

    Iím thinking carefully at the moment about my plan over the Christmas week. I think I will decide a plan for between formal weigh ins (I go to a Lighter Life group) and post it here so I commit to it. I know I wonít really care on 5 January if I had one of every Christmas treat Ė it will just be how much I weigh on the day.

    Yesterday and today have been tough at work. Huge M&S buffets both days. Yesterday I just left it half an hour so the sandwiches were crispy and curly and today managed to avoid the food altogether.

    So I can get better at the non- food treats I put the money I would have spent on coffee, wine and lunches in a pot and then treat myself for every five kilos. This week I got a lovely woolly throw to keep my feet warm and I also have a big box of Space NK trial size goodies which my colleague keeps hidden and dispenses when I need a boost.

    I hope that I will eventually be able to use enough tools to keep this weight at bay forever, but it will be a long haul so I may as well enjoy myself on the way.

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    Hi Clinquant,

    Great to see you've started a diary but you forgot to add that you're also doing a 30 day squat challenge.?

    Resisting tea at the Ritz is an achievement but remember it's only food and if you really want it after you've gotten to goal you can have it then.

    I've not lost an ounce this week,I'm baffled as to how that's even possible,really annoyed too but I'm not ready to throw in the towel just yet. I have a planned night off tomorrow night,meeting friends that I don't see very often and we're having Tapas but I'm determined to get on those scales next week with a loss so back on S and S on Sunday morning,hangover or not!!

    Really hope you see that 50lb loss this week,fingers crossed for you

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    Wow well done for your will power of steel. I am hoping i can be like you, today is only my first day. I am going to the pictures later and will not be having a hot dog, have never ever done this before. It is almost like a tradition. Anyway might sound silly but it is a big thing for me and if i can resist that i can resist anything.

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    Lainey, my thighs haven't forgotten that I'm doing the challenge. Ouch. I have finished for the day. Don't be too disheartened about the scales. I had a week where I was weighing every day and it didn't seem to go down at all then I had a last minute whoosh. When I did it the first time my average loss was about 4lbs and I had a few STS's in there. If you stick with it, it will work. DollyBoo I have every faith you will break the hot dog tradition. Every time you resist you get a bit more confidence in yourself to resist the next time. So enjoy the film and take a bar if you can - that's what I do although it's the popcorn I'm trying to avoid!!

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    Glad to see you've started a diary Clinquant.

    Resisting tea at the ritz must have took some willpower. Well done.

    I shall look forward to following your progress.

    Everything crossed you achieve your 50lb. What a wonderful achievement in such a short period of time x

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    Thanks Marie. My sister was very understanding about the tea but I felt guilty. Especially as it is her 40th birthday treat and it has taken us so long to arrange that she will be 43 in March!! But I would much rather enjoy it in a posh frock next Spring.

    Off to Bluewater today to meet a good friend. Would normally be a boozy lunch somewhere but will be concentrating on the shopping and having a bar with a black coffee. In some ways it's a bit of a relief, as lunch has often turned into evening and getting home past midnight. I guess we all have a friend like that.

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    The tea will be lovely in spring. You'll enjoy it all the more when your lovely and slim.

    We went for tea in the plaza in New York for my sisters 40th birthday in march this year. It's a lovely memory.

    Least it's a squat rest day. Could you imagine squatting with your shopping x

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    I love New York. It's my 50th next year and I can't decide between there and Istanbul with a bit of a beachy add on.

    Shopping was lovely. I love clothes but I haven't really dared look at anything for ages - it felt a bit like being let out of prison. Lots of chatting and a cheap day out. Saw a few bits but a bit early to buy yet. I have a few things in the wardrobe that will take me through Christmas so I'll save my money till I'm a bit further along. Actually, thinking about the shopping maybe NY is the option I should go for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinquant View Post
    I love New York. It's my 50th next year and I can't decide between there and Istanbul with a bit of a beachy add on. Shopping was lovely. I love clothes but I haven't really dared look at anything for ages - it felt a bit like being let out of prison. Lots of chatting and a cheap day out. Saw a few bits but a bit early to buy yet. I have a few things in the wardrobe that will take me through Christmas so I'll save my money till I'm a bit further along. Actually, thinking about the shopping maybe NY is the option I should go for.
    Oh you can't beat shopping in New York. This year was the 3rd time I've been and still haven't done everything I'd like to do. I haven't been to Istanbul but my daughter has been nagging me to go.
    No point buying clothes when your going down sizes. I'm not buying anything either but hoping to pick up a few bits and pieces in the jan sales.
    I haven't been 100 per cent since I came back from Spain. I know it works so I really just need to get my head down and get on with it. My resistance muscle is not even visible just now

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    Very excited to report a 4lbs loss this week which means I made my 50lbs lost. I've grabbed myself a half century badge and I'm never giving it back!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxmariexx View Post
    I haven't been 100 per cent since I came back from Spain. I know it works so I really just need to get my head down and get on with it. My resistance muscle is not even visible just now
    So hard when it's so close to Christmas but there is still chance to make a good dent. I used to think I had to wait until I got some sort of magic sign which would give me the motivation to get on with it but it probably is just a case of getting up in the morning and deciding. I find it really hard once the little picky habits start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinquant View Post
    So hard when it's so close to Christmas but there is still chance to make a good dent. I used to think I had to wait until I got some sort of magic sign which would give me the motivation to get on with it but it probably is just a case of getting up in the morning and deciding. I find it really hard once the little picky habits start.
    Yeah my magic sign is never going to come. It's all determination and hard work. I've sorted out my packs for next week, so getting my head down from tomorrow. Foods always going to be there. Not starting before Christmas could be the difference between a stone on or over a stone off.
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    Well done on the 4lbs loss and on getting your half century badge xx
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    Well done on the badge!!
    And Marie that's so true! Sounds like you're ready to take the full on plunge again, not just dipping your toes in.
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    I need to stop messing about Sammy so get me back on the bus and lock to doors. I want it to be me with 50 pounds off in a few months x

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