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    Me, My Intro & My Weight Loss

    Hi there, a quick intro to me. I did the Cambridge Diet back in 2006, I lost 4.5 stone in around 4 months. Felt brilliant for 2 years, became a CD Consultant and with a Christmas and a holiday quite close together put on a little, and then as you can guess, a little more. Another Christmas another holiday, and more gained. I still used the products all that time, but seemed to be in and out of the diet and have now gained too much back and want to give in a proper. A no mucking about go again.


    PS I have never professed to know everything about VLCD, I think we are always learning and I'm always open to advice and suggestions from other dieters. I want to follow on here just like you and as a newbie


    I still work in the Diet Industry with the KeeDiet and years on still have my lovely !! 2 stone to drop. I have so much going on this year that I really want to do this. I tend to do most of my eating in the evening, when tired, during the day I am perfect, always struggle with water but can control. I do believe however that my calorie intake is low and that I should lose weight, but because I'm not, I've decided to join a plan. After CD and now still using some KeeDiet products through the day I am not hungry and my calorie intake is low, possibly around 1000 - 1200 at most.


    Working in the dieting environment is both helpful and difficult. I have chosen to come on here as I really want this to be about me and separate from my job. With VLCD diets I see and speak to people everyday that are experiencing great results and are really happy, and although I loved CD products, the KeeDiet ones are just as nice and I know I can do it if I only give myself the same support and advice . So please don't judge me, I believe we all know what we should do, sometimes it's just difficult to carry that through


    I have decided to follow the KeeDiet 800kcal Social Plan, 3 VLCD Total products and an evening meal of eg chicken and selection of permitted veggies. I decided on this one rather than the full VLCD as I'm older now, kids have grown and I do eat out more often and don't want to give that up.


    So here's the start of my personal count down to drop 28lb, I'm happy to take it slower this time, happy to have a constant lose on my scales and realistic that with my low thyroid and age it makes it harder but not impossible


    So hope it's ok for me to be on here, if not I'm sure I'll get booted off but hoping not xx


    15.5.2014 - On a mission to drop 28lb
    22.5.2014 - Dropped .......

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    Diet: shke that weight
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    Start Date: 26th August 2014
    Start Weight: 17st10lb
    Current Weight: 17st10lb
    Goal Weight: 10st7lb
    Goal Date: 26th March 2015


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 37.7
    Current BMI: 37.7
    Goal BMI: 22.3


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    Weight to Lose: 7st3lb
    % Lost 0%
    Good luck with your journey. x
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    Thanks martine125, exceptional first week weight loss, are you on VLCD, you must be with that result .

    I'm not expecting that, even when I did the Cambridge Diet Sole Source Plan my weekly weight loss was much lower than others. I seem to be one of the unlucky ones, that can gain quick - lose slow

    DAY ONE

    Well here's my first logging and I survived day one, think I'm gonna try and do this daily report, so I can keep track of myself, yesterday went well, food choices were spot on, but must drink more water. I find this is the thing I need to concentrate on and lack of water is what pulls me off.

    I'm not a lover of cold water, so today I'm gonna, Drink minimum of 1.5 by lunch, then tea break will have a large cup of hot lemon water flavouring, which will break the back and drink rest through afternoon and evening. That's my plan

    Breakfast - KeeDiet Total Strawberry Shake
    Lunch - Total Pasta Carbonara
    Dinner - Piri Piri Chicken, Broccoli, Roasted Green. Peppers & Courgettes,
    Snack - Lifestyle HP Peanut Caramel Bar
    Skimmed Miik in 2 Tea - 1 Black Coffee
    1.75l of water (note to me .... Must do better)

    Bring on DAY 2

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    Diet: shke that weight
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    Congrats on good first day. yeah I,m doing shake that weight for 12 weeks then will refeed then see if i can carry on maybe 4 week goes at a time until just above target weight. Thinking then may go to a club like weightwatchers to get to target then maintain and ensure that i eat healthily as i dont want to pile it back on xx
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    Hi Martine125, great plan, sounds like you've got it sorted you'll lose loads in that time, what's your fav flavour, I think they use the same manufacturer as us, and your idea of going to WW club is great idea for refeeding, just don't get caught up on the WW products, generally high in sugar or carbs but recipes are generally really lovely and will keep you head in the right place I found after VLCD I went low carb lifestyle and still now if ever I overload and have a carb high day, I get cramps.


    MY DAY 2
    Water was so much better, well done me... Although I think the warm weather helped Feel less bloated already, which is a great motivation early on, but promised not to weigh until next week


    Had my snack at around 3ish today with a large coffee, was delicious and one of my favs, meant to eat just one square, but couldn't resist the second one as usual and enjoyed it just as much as the first . Just felt a little tired and need of something sweet. Stopped me going home and nibbling whilst cooking, though so worked.


    Bought this great little kitchen gadget from The Range, a Pod basket, brilliant and cooked fish perfectly and so easy to clean


    KeeDiet Total Banana Shake
    Total Thai Soup, really spices so hit the spot
    Lifestyle Hp Vanilla Wafer
    Poached Cod, spinach and paprika cauliflower
    1 tea / 3 coffee
    2.25 litre of water ... Yippee


    Not on support duty this weekend so really hoping the warm weather we have been promised keeps me on the right track. Hubby is working lates, and always find those the worst as too much time on my own in the evening near the kitchen early to bd and gonna plan a pamper night for me I think


    (Note to me..... Plan my evening meal in the morning and don't buy anything that I don't want to eat at the supermarket, that way I can't cheat. . Sugar free jelly Totally good idea. remember to buy some and then make it


    After that feeling positive for Saturday

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    DAY 3
    Well I survived, ham salad & lots of cucumber, my let down was 2 new potatoes and about 4 carrot sticks, 2 strawberries instead of the dessert I still thinking that was good and counting it is a success

    I had water and throughout the day drank 3 bottles of 75cl water and more at home, had my bar in the evening with a large coffee

    Today I'm out again, this time with hubby so my test is gonna be a glass of wine in the sunshine ! Always something to give up for something we want . Gonna say that to myself as I order water. Ha hope it works

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    Diet: shke that weight
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    Well done so far. xx I dont really have a favourite flavour at the moment like them all which is good as givesme variety. xx
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    Diet: Paul Mckenna - I can make you thin
    Start Date: 08/06/2014
    Start Weight: 16st11lb
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    Hey dontjudgeme, just popping by to subscribe. I will be starting a mainly shake based diet once it arrives in the post

    I look forward to seeing your progress keep up the good work! the first few days are always the worst! so you've made real progress already x
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    Good luck x
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    Thanks. Guys, I am struggling these last couple of days and this seems to be my routine for last couple of attempts, so a bit frustrated at the moment, I think it's very difficult when you've done it so well the first time and then a couple of times thereafter. I just need to get in the groove, I'm considering going all Meal Replacements for a week and see if I can just get this shifted ASAP.

    Luckily I don't need too lose as much this time, never put it all back on, just struggle with a stone. When I lost first time I was in tears quite regularly after slimming club and was so down about my weight I had the drive to do 100% no food and didn't eat for just over 3 months. Not one bite. Now it's just a stone really or two stone, would be ace, and I'm I finding it hard. Stomach seems to win the battle over brain.

    I have my favourite flavours and use The KeeDiet products, generally Banana, Strawberry are my two favs, I loved the Cambs Choco Mint, but it was the only one I used to have, apart from the tetra briks chocolate one one. I think I overdosed and since stopped using Cambs can't seem to get to grips with that flavour now because of that I think. I defo prefer Keediet soup so though, didn't like the cambs ones and the new pasta meal I really like, had that last night. So I'm really doing it half hearted at the moment and alongside other foods.

    So stayed the same up to yet, what I deserve for being inconsistent. Another fresh start for me today, don't mind saying 'another' because I've not failed as not given up, I'm on a journey at the moment waiting for the train Ha . then I'll be off . it's Got to arrive soon, feels like I've been waiting ages )))

    Thanks for your support, and hoping you are all getting the result you want, you can be my inspiration xx

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    Well done for not giving up. Its so easy to let one weak moment become the norm and for the weight to all pile on. The fact that you have managed to keep weight off is great and because you now have less to lose it will be harder. I am the same when I think about it when something is completely new you go for it all guns blazing and I do think it is harder 2nd or third time around. You defo have not failed, you are on a scenic route at the moment and the express will be on its way soonx
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    Hi Martine, defo like that "Scenic Route" ha !!

    Am defo struggling and maintain mode it seems, was doing great yesterday until my teenage son decided he didn't want to revise on Study Break !! But take a break ! After a lengthy text war I grabbed a HP Lifestyle Van Wafer and gobbled much earlier than I should of. Which then left me short for the rest of day and my plan sort of went out the window.

    Try again today, not giving up, I know it will happen, fingers crossed

    Hope you are keeping on track, on the KeeDiet forum a newbie just halved a Choco and straw shake, which are same as STW, so if you like mixing things up have a go, said was delicious, so gonna see if someone wants to share with me today .

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    Ha Teenagers!

    I feel as if i am constantly asking my son, have you studied? What have you done? How long for lol x Physics Higher today and Computing tomorrow then he is done thank goodness(Till next Year) lol xx

    Mm sounds like a plan to mix things up xx

    Good luck for today sending you positive thoughts xx
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    Wow, you have a bright boy. Mine is resiting GCSE, a really bright, cheerful and endearing person, with bags of confidence and common sense but really struggled at school, not interested at all, found it boring and switched off. Teachers sort of just gave up really. So another year at sixth form to get his main GCSE for an engineering apprenticeship he wants to do. He just gets sidetracked so easily, he is studying, but I don't think enough and ooh you could shake them sometimes as say "You'll be sorry" problem is I just don't want him to be sorry, so like you say its constant at the moment and an air of tension.

    3 weeks and all over for me.

    Well diet based, maintaining, no gain no loss. Still wake up each morning and have my shake, never lost this and still enjoy. Think you get so bored with cereal and as bread is a trigger food for me, I avoid like the plague . Lunch time at weekends I generally have a bar, I love the peanut and caramel ones keediet do and as from their HP Range have got about 18g protein so really filling. And then my dinner, which does have carbs and bits on it.

    Im out at a 50th next week, meeting up with lots I haven't seen for years, So my mission is to do Monday to Friday and feel less bloated and just loose an inch to make my stomach a bit flatter in my dress

    PS another mix up you could try is Banana and Caramel for a Banoffee, not sure if STW do caramel but this one gets lots of thumbs up to

    Keep up the good work, and watch this space with me, hope peeps don't mind that I'm not doing as intended, but I've not given up, just need that Golden Moment and I'll be off xx

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    I think its hard for the kids at school, there is so much pressure on exams and studying. I hope your son gets his apprenticeship as that would be a really good career to be in.
    I think i am lucky that my son quite likes the school and hopefully he is going to university to do computing, but sometimes i think he has brains but no common sense!! lol xx. He has a weekend job now as well so he is enjoying earning some money of his own.

    Maintaining is much better than gaining and i am sure you will start losing when you are ready.
    Good luck for the week to come and enjoy your 50th, you can do it!
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