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    SeeLuLu's 8 Week stint

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    I have decided to do this for a time-limited period as, although I could probably do with losing 6 stones, I am not sure I could start this knowing I have 6 months! I am slightly in awe of people who can do that! My plan is to do 8 weeks and then continue with ADF to lose some more.

    So, I have done a vlcd before for 8 weeks, lost a couple of stones and managed to lose a bit more with ADF and then maintained with 5:2. For reasons I won't bore you with, I lost the fasting habit and the weight has returned. Annoying - but I have to face up to it.

    I'm on day 3 and doing OK, so far but finding today hard mentally. Have managed so far on 1 meal pack - Spag Bol. I find holding out for as long as possible each day helps me. Popped up to the shops earlier to top up in veg supplies for me and other things for the family. I found it OK looking at all the 'goodies' and even bought hubby and kids some chocs! I was hoping to get some sugar free jelly sachets as I noticed on the SnS site that you can have this now - wahey! Also ordered some Slim noodles and the like from Holland and Barrett which I am hoping will help bulk things out a little.

    I'm laying off fizzy drinks as I don't think they have helped me previously and I'm forgoing coffee as well. Focusing on water and a couple of cups of tea each day to keep me going.

    2 days done, 54 to go.

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    Heya welcome hun im on third day too...how much u lukin to lose i am going to try and do it for two months bt mite push it to three months if feeel not happy as of yet...saw rice tdai as rest of the fam were eating it kinda missed it...funi coz wen cud eat it i nver reli was a fam of it...n lived out for four yrs so dint av lot of rice tbh lool...hmmm no no rite n carbs r me enemy will maintain and be sensible and treat once in a blue n low carb once get beyond goal....xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by pripri121 View Post
    Heya welcome hun im on third day too...how much u lukin to lose i am going to try and do it for two months bt mite push it to three months if feeel not happy as of yet...saw rice tdai as rest of the fam were eating it kinda missed it...funi coz wen cud eat it i nver reli was a fam of it...n lived out for four yrs so dint av lot of rice tbh lool...hmmm no no rite n carbs r me enemy will maintain and be sensible and treat once in a blue n low carb once get beyond goal....xx
    Thanks for the welcome. I'm hoping 8 weeks will see me lose 2 stone? But for me the most important goal is to do the actual 8 weeks and to let the numbers on the scales take care of themselves!

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    Diet: Slim and Save
    Height: 5ft4in
    Start Date: 1/9/2013
    Start Weight: 13st7lb
    Current Weight: 9st10lb
    Goal Weight: 9st3lb
    Goal Date: 1-3-2014


    BMI Information:
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    Current BMI: 23.3
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    Total Weight Loss: 3st11lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st7lb
    % Lost 28.04%
    Hello - day 3 - you'll be in ketosis soon - if not already. Well done on buying chocs for someone else - I have never ever been able to do that!!!

    I find a time limit helps too. I did this for 13 days in December after my refeed week and before stopping for hubby's birthday. I literally wrote down the days and every morning I striked through them. Was great seeing it ticked off everyday!! Xx






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    Current Weight:
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    good luck with it. I decided to give it 4 weeks in September at 100% for the same reasons but that was enough to inspire me to carry on till Christmas. I'm sure once you see the results and get in the zone you'll be the same. I'm just restarting after a 10 day break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy33 View Post
    Hello - day 3 - you'll be in ketosis soon - if not already. Well done on buying chocs for someone else - I have never ever been able to do that!!!

    I find a time limit helps too. I did this for 13 days in December after my refeed week and before stopping for hubby's birthday. I literally wrote down the days and every morning I striked through them. Was great seeing it ticked off everyday!! Xx
    Not sure if I went into ketosis on day 1 actually? I'm pretty used to fasting now and experienced headaches on day 1 but they have all gone now. Struggled to work out today if it was real or mental hunger. Whatever it was, it was definitely my toughest day so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinquant View Post
    good luck with it. I decided to give it 4 weeks in September at 100% for the same reasons but that was enough to inspire me to carry on till Christmas. I'm sure once you see the results and get in the zone you'll be the same. I'm just restarting after a 10 day break.
    You've done really well! I'm just committing totally to 8 weeks. I'll re-evaluate then but for now, in my head, it's 8 weeks and that's it!

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    What a good idea to set a time limit, makes it less daunting rather than thinking you want to get to a certain weight , might try that myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by trisha View Post
    What a good idea to set a time limit, makes it less daunting rather than thinking you want to get to a certain weight , might try that myself
    Loads less daunting for me. But then I know some have a specific weight goal that they need to reach by a certain time, so my circumstances are different perhaps. I've been wondering for a while if I need to set myself a range of 'time related' goals, so 8 weeks on vlcd, then so many weeks on 4:3 then complete the year on 5:2. Then restart the process in 2015 and so on until I finally reach a healthy BMI! My weight issues are long standing and so I think I really must begin to take a long-term view of how to address and manage it.

    Anyway, back here in the short term - yesterday felt tough. Really tough. Got through it with 2 shakes (chocolate and cafe latte - both warmed up), a Spag Bol meal pack and a cottage pie meal pack with Brussels and cabbage. Lots of water. Today, I've woken up feeling significantly less hungry. Phew.

    Not had any packs yet just some tea. Have bunged a chicken in the oven. The family will eat with potatoes, veg, gravy etc and I will have some chicken and my veg. I've decided that some days I will do a straight 4 packs + veg/milk and other days I'll do the 3 packs and protein meal. So today is a 3 pack day.

    Right, 3 days done - 53 to go!
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    Good luck Hun. It seems like you have a good plan of action here! I agree 6 months sounds like an awfully long time. Personally I'm going to have find out more about 5:2. It sounds like a good maintenance plan.


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    Quote Originally Posted by slim_and_happy View Post
    Good luck Hun. It seems like you have a good plan of action here! I agree 6 months sounds like an awfully long time. Personally I'm going to have find out more about 5:2. It sounds like a good maintenance plan.


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    Thanks for stopping by my diary.

    5:2 is great. Many people seem to be able to lose on it but for me it is about maintenance. I do lose on 4:3 though. I also suspect that I have to work harder at ditching sugar.

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    Definitely with you on the sugar and refined carbs. I really need to lose them if I want to maintain a healthy weight but so hard when they are everywhere and so convenient. I'm thinking of some sort of transition to 5:2 or similar. Tried it in the summer but think it will be easier adding in eating days to a vlcd than trying to add in fast days to regular eating.

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    What a good idea giving yourself 8 weeks to see how you do :-) Best of luck xx


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinquant View Post
    Definitely with you on the sugar and refined carbs. I really need to lose them if I want to maintain a healthy weight but so hard when they are everywhere and so convenient. I'm thinking of some sort of transition to 5:2 or similar. Tried it in the summer but think it will be easier adding in eating days to a vlcd than trying to add in fast days to regular eating.
    That is so right... I first did intermittent fasting when coming off a vlcd and it felt a breeze!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jewel77 View Post
    What a good idea giving yourself 8 weeks to see how you do :-) Best of luck xx
    Thank you!

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