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10 months to go back in time 15 years!!

#1
After spending the last week reading everyone else's diary I have decided to start my own.

Start Date: 30th Sept 2011
Start Weight: 18st 6lbs (258lbs)

Target End Date: 15th July 2012
Target Weight: 9st 7lbs (138lbs)


16 years ago I weighed a fairly respectable 9st7lbs, then I met my partner & after 15 very happy years together I have managed to steadily pack on a huge amount of weight.

I've tried all manner of diets (Atkins, Calorie controlled, just not eating etc) & although I would lose a couple of stone it always inches back on.

So this time is the last time I will diet....EVER!!

I am determined that by summer next year I shall wear a skimpy bikini & sit on the beach with all the other hotties. No longer wearing my sarong in the pool. Or wearing long trousers in scorching summer heat.

I chose Cambridge Diet because I think that when you have an addiction to something (in my case food) then the easiest way to overcome it is 'cold turkey'. & as I cannot just simply stop eating, i think that replacing all my food with 'food-packs' is the only way I will ever overcome my insane relationship with food.


My first weigh in will be tomorrow (only 6 days) & so far this week I have found it tough but manageable.

Day 1 - hungry but otherwise ok
Day 2 - Hungry but otherwise ok
Day 3-5 - Really rough; light-headed & dizzy most of the time & slept loads

However today, Day 6, I'm feeling pretty normal - so hopefully am over the worst of it now.
 
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#3
Thank Illa. Just gotta keep not eating.

Does anyone else feel like they should be more active in loosing weight?? I feel like I should be doing something, when I actually need to stop doing things (like eating).
 

Illa

Silver Member
S: 47.2kg C: 43.2kg G: 24.5kg BMI: 16.5 Loss: 3.9kg(8.37%)
#4
yes I totally do, and I actually am. Along with losing weight I want to get things done ! I do believe that overweight people are less active on a day to day basis, I AM anyway. But at the beginning of the diet I also had whole mornings in bed and faced it all right, thinking I couldn't do everything at once. But now I feel that being thinner actually drives me to do more things yes.
 

spangles

Bouncy Castle
S: 19st4lb C: 12st5.5lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 30.7 Loss: 6st12.5lb(35.74%)
#5
on the other hand, i quite like letting the weightloss happen to me, rather than me meaking it happen. Too much of my life requires insanely stressful levels of proactivity (i have a crazy job), so i rather like this just chugging away in the background requiring nothing from me except to stick to the rules. i haven't the emotional energy for anything else.

maybe i'll feel different when i get closer to goal. still miles off yet.

Anyway, welcome to the diet and to minimins, and to your own diary (!). Are you sole sourcing?
 
#6
Totally SS. Just three little packs a day.

I worked out yesterday that the cals I used to eat in a day (not a big day either), is what I eat on SS over a whole week!!!
 
S: 13st7.0lb
#7
PurpleBobKat said:
Totally SS. Just three little packs a day.

I worked out yesterday that the cals I used to eat in a day (not a big day either), is what I eat on SS over a whole week!!!
Hi. Good luck. I look forward to reading about your journey. I agree about the addiction, I have it too. Hence why joining cd. I think that removing it completely will make me learn to address the times when i turn to food and cope with them another way. Similar to when i quit smoking I guess. Hve to find what the weak times are and find a new crutch. Good luck x

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Xearrith

Full Member
S: 13st2lb C: 12st12lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 0st4lb(2.17%)
#8
Hi PurpleBobCat. I'm a few weeks into CD now. I joined CD for exactly the same reasons. I felt if I went cold turkey I would be able to highlight my bad attitudes towards food and address them head on. So far it has been an amazing eye opening journey and I have learned a massive amount about my bad food addictions. Feels like the best decision I've made for myself in a long time!

I also like the knowledge that I don't have to worry about making a mistake with the diet and eating something I thought was ok but wasn't. CD helps me feel in control, as long as I drink enough and eat just the packs I know it'll work. ;]

Best of luck for your journey, it sounds like your head is in the right place and you'll do great. xx
 
#9
Day 6.

As I'm seeing my consultant on Thursdays my first week is only 6 days long....but I've lost 7lbs!!

Although I was secretly hoping for more (who doesn't), I'm quite chuffed with this.
 
#10
Thanks Xearrith.

I totally agree. With a 'normal' diet I would be thinking about what I'm going to eat, planning what I should have for every meal, then weighing out everything before I eat it. & even then I would worry that I was eating the wrong things, too much, or too little! Dieting became so complicated & detailed that I would drive myself crazy over the smallest mistake (e.g. having 1 extra carrot or 55g of rice instead of 50g). In the end I would work myself up into such a state that I'd fall of the wagon completely & not go back to dieting for months.

Really glad I'm trying CD - as so far I'm just doing as SS tells me.
 
#11
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Had a really bad day yesterday.

After the high's of my scales saying I had lost 7lbs I went to see by CDC whose scales said I had only lost 2lbs!!

The thing is when I first went to see her my scales said I was 18st7 & hers said 18st2. Yesterday Mine said 17st13 & hers said 18st. What I have decided to do is believe that her scales were wrong on the first WI & that I have actually lost 7lbs this week.

However after that conversation, & my CDC not believing that I had stuck to SS rigidly for the whole week I felt quite deflated. Plus Matt had the most delish deli sandwich for dinner & roast a pork joint for his lunch's the rest of the week - the house still smells like roast pork!!!
I was good untill 9ish, when I was in the kitchen while he cut it up & had 3 (very small) pieces.

I feel like I failed yesterday. But so far today I have just had my porridge & hopefully will have a better day.
 
#12
Hi... Dont be put off by what your CDC's scales read... I made the same mistake a few weeks ago... Was on an absolute high after thinking I loss 8 lbs and her scales read only 4! Even though at that point I hadn't gone off the diet... And in fact I was extra good with water... She kept insisting that I cheated! And so... I cheated.. Really sorry i did now as i had to basically work very hard to get back into ketosis... The resulting hunger pangs were a nightmare!!
Anyway... Keep you chin up... Get back on track... But more importantly don't look back on your slip up... Remember why youre doing this! Good luck!
Xxx
 


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