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    This diet is messing with my head! Help sort me out please :)

    When I started this diet a week ago, I didn't really think I'd stick to it. But I did, and I'm over the moon - I'm much less bloated, have lost 8.5lbs, and during the week found it fine. The weekend has been a bit of a mare though - the diet has totally been messing with my head. Also, I run regularly with a friend, and I picked a week when she was away to start so i didn't have to run and didn't have to give rubbish excuses, but she's back this week and I want to run with her.

    the only reason I'm rushing losing weight is because I'm going skiing in three weeks and although I can just about squeeze into my salopettes, i can't actually move once in them so I really need to lose another half a stone.

    So that's the background. Here are the options that have been buzzing round my head:

    1. Stick with this another week to shift some more lbs, it's a work week so should be easier than this weekend. Leave further decisions till next weekend. Apologise to running friend and make an excuse...(will not tell her about diet)

    2. Stick to three packs and introduce a low carb meal, plus an extra pack or snack before I run - benefits of this and may be able to run too. If doesn't work this week I'll still have two weeks to shift the lbs on straight packs.

    3. Up calories to 1200 (will still use packs for convenience), and introduce proper daily exercise - 30 day shred and running probably. If it doesn't work, I can go back to straight packs.

    exercise will be a great benefit to skiing, I worry about my leg strength after this diet & losing muscle mass, but then again, I need to fit into my salopettes.

    Help! Please! What do you think? Is all this going round my head normal at the end of week. 1?
    Appreciate your thoughts...
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    Ps feel free to give me tough love at this point please, before I talk myself into something I'll regret...
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    Hi phoenyx I think u have been doing so well. Why stop now? Weeknds ARE hard I totally agree but tmros Monday, so I will be back in zone n routine. Just keep going but do the 3 packs n a meal. The meal is quite good. Just to eat like normal. Don't do 1200 cals etc coz uv done do well on this so far why stop now? Wen r u taking a break? Just concentrate on that n keep going. Tell ur friend ur too busy with school or I don't know can u not just tell her about diet? Whatever u do though I hope it works out for u xx
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    Not I will be back in zone!! U will be!! Lol auto correct
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    176 lbs sick of being fat. Sick of wearing black. Sick of wearing the same clothes (uniform) day in day out. Enough.

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    This diet is messing with my head! Help sort me out please :)

    Hi,

    I have never run but I do know a girl who did VLCD and she was an avid runner, what she did was on her running days she stuck to her 4 packs but added in a portion of protein to protect her muscles and bump up her calories, this way you get to stay in ketosis and you will be burning off any extra calories you eat anyway so it won't affect your diet x
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    Get into the 13s
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    You are both right. Thank you. Feeling back in the zone now the weekend is coming to an end! Never thought I'd be pleased to get back to work!

    Plan for tomorrow to keep me on track!

    6.30am 10 min boot camp abs dvd
    11am pack no 1
    1pm pack no. 2
    4pm bar before run - short run to test out before I go with my friend
    6pm chicken breast & brocolli
    9pm chocolate shake hot (pack no. 4)

    I will have an extra protein meal on running days, and see how it goes

    if it doesn't work out I will stick to the packs until Friday and make a decision then.

    thank you ladies
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    Maybe I'm missing something here but what's the issue with running whilst on S&S? I do and have had no issues.

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    I would have thought I'd struggle to do 4-5 miles whilst eating so little, plus I've read that to produce the necessary glycogen / glucose whilst running, you go into gluconeogenesis and break down your muscles as fuel, which can make it dangerous.

    How far / often do you run on this diet?
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    I think running marathons daily might have consequences on your muscle mass, but certainly not the usual daily work out.

    I run 4k (2.5 miles) 3/4 times a week and have had no issues. Whilst researching about diets & exercising I've read various things about people going on about low calorie diets will eat your muscle away but diets these days are tested to ensure you are getting enough calories to burn fat and not muscle. There is a website diary of a doctor who did a VLCD himself and did tests on himself and he was working out at the gym daily and reported having no issues at all. As long as you just take it easy and don't do any hardcore training I'm pretty convinced you'll be ok.

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    Btw I reckon I could run 4/5 miles but don't have enough time during my lunch break and I'm not one for running round my village in the dark.

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    Thank you. I'm going to play it by ear. I wonder if anyone else has little devils in their head telling them to quit?
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    I think most of us do, you just to ignore them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenyx View Post
    When I started this diet a week ago, I didn't really think I'd stick to it. But I did, and I'm over the moon - I'm much less bloated, have lost 8.5lbs, and during the week found it fine. The weekend has been a bit of a mare though - the diet has totally been messing with my head. Also, I run regularly with a friend, and I picked a week when she was away to start so i didn't have to run and didn't have to give rubbish excuses, but she's back this week and I want to run with her.

    the only reason I'm rushing losing weight is because I'm going skiing in three weeks and although I can just about squeeze into my salopettes, i can't actually move once in them so I really need to lose another half a stone.

    So that's the background. Here are the options that have been buzzing round my head:

    1. Stick with this another week to shift some more lbs, it's a work week so should be easier than this weekend. Leave further decisions till next weekend. Apologise to running friend and make an excuse...(will not tell her about diet)

    2. Stick to three packs and introduce a low carb meal, plus an extra pack or snack before I run - benefits of this and may be able to run too. If doesn't work this week I'll still have two weeks to shift the lbs on straight packs.

    3. Up calories to 1200 (will still use packs for convenience), and introduce proper daily exercise - 30 day shred and running probably. If it doesn't work, I can go back to straight packs.

    exercise will be a great benefit to skiing, I worry about my leg strength after this diet & losing muscle mass, but then again, I need to fit into my salopettes.

    Help! Please! What do you think? Is all this going round my head normal at the end of week. 1?
    Appreciate your thoughts...
    Morning!

    My son did some research for Uni paper and apparently women get the best weight loss (fat not muscle) by doing weight training with some cardio and having a whey shake after working out.
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    Breaking this into Baby Steps with measurable goals:

    NSVs (Non-Scale Victories)

    Show any loss with March 2014 Restart
    Exercise at least 3 times a week (Dog Walks Mon - Fri 2 plus miles)
    Start doing Fitness Classes again (Aqua Fit Mon and Wed, and Fitness Pilates on Saturday)
    Be comfy in jeans US12
    Get into US 10
    Be comfy in US 10
    Get into Goal Jeans US 8
    Be comfy in US 8 Jeans (and NEVER gain out of them!)

    Scale Scores

    Lose
    Lose
    Lose to be what I weighed the last time I'd checked before restarting
    Lose to be 160
    Lose to be at my 2013 lowest weight
    Lose to be in the 10s
    Lose to be under 150
    Lose to be at a healthy BMI
    Lose to be at 10 stone
    Lose 2 to be at the top of my target zone
    Lose 3 to be at 135 and ...
    finally Lose 2 to be at Goal!

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    Thank you to your son! I'll definitely follow that after Christmas!
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    Happy 2014!
    MinnieMel's Silver Diary
    Breaking this into Baby Steps with measurable goals:

    NSVs (Non-Scale Victories)

    Show any loss with March 2014 Restart
    Exercise at least 3 times a week (Dog Walks Mon - Fri 2 plus miles)
    Start doing Fitness Classes again (Aqua Fit Mon and Wed, and Fitness Pilates on Saturday)
    Be comfy in jeans US12
    Get into US 10
    Be comfy in US 10
    Get into Goal Jeans US 8
    Be comfy in US 8 Jeans (and NEVER gain out of them!)

    Scale Scores

    Lose
    Lose
    Lose to be what I weighed the last time I'd checked before restarting
    Lose to be 160
    Lose to be at my 2013 lowest weight
    Lose to be in the 10s
    Lose to be under 150
    Lose to be at a healthy BMI
    Lose to be at 10 stone
    Lose 2 to be at the top of my target zone
    Lose 3 to be at 135 and ...
    finally Lose 2 to be at Goal!





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