2011 - The journey commences....

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  1. Chobe

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    Hi all,

    Thought I should get round to writing a bit of a diary!

    Some background: About 5 years ago I did LL for 7 months, lost a huge amount of weight and then managed to put almost all of it back on. So, here I am again - this time determined to get it off and keep it off! My life has changed completely in the meantime - I moved overseas, got married and got myself a social life whereas when I did LL I was single and so unhappy I didn't go out much. Because of this, starting Exante has been a whole new learning process of how to fit it into my life - still working on that one and suspect I will be for a long time yet! :D

    I'm almost 3 weeks in (WI tomorrow). Weeks 1 & 2 were 100% TS and around 4.5l of water a day and I got amazing losses. Not convinced the second weeks reading wasn't a "false one" though as I haven't really gone down at all this week. No problem though - my waist has gone down by 6cm since last week so I know its working and it'll show on the scales when its good and ready!

    On Friday night I gave in and did AAM for the day. Mainly because I was bored and fed up that I couldn't go out for a meal with my friends (didn't feel strong enough to go out with a bar and a bottle of water!) - so I did go. Although I'm sad I ate, I'm pleased that it was just chicken and nothing else. And it made me so happy to be able to go out and be "normal" for a night! Strangely it also made me even more determined to be 100% TS yesterday and today to minimise any effects when I WI tomorrow.

    Will be out again on Monday for Valentine's day and only hope I can be as disciplined as I was on Friday. I need to be able to do this occasionally and stay in control - this was the problem last time, after 7 months of total abstinence I just went mad when I could eat. I need to learn to control food this time, so it will be great if I can add in the odd AAM night out.

    Looking forward to sharing the journey with you...

    Chobe
     
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  3. JoanneM

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    You certainly sound in the right frame of mind. Good luck with Exante.
     
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    Good luck Chobe, sounds like you're doing well. I done LL a while back and did ok but after deciding to call it a day put the weight back on, and more! So after too many false starts with Exante I got the head screwed on last Monday and have my first weigh-in tomorrow. I know at some point I'll want to AAM but for now I want to get fixed on the new regime. Hope the meal goes well tomorrow. Good luck.
     
  5. Chobe

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    Thanks ladies for your comments. I think I am in the right frame of mind this time - just want to have more energy!

    Week 3 WI was only 2.25lbs down. I know I shouldn't be upset after the fantastic 2 weeks I've just had, but its hard not to feel a teensy bit narked. Just have to console myself with the fact my stomach has shrunk so much!

    Oh well, here's to week 4!
     
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    Week 3 is notoriously bad on diets coz your body is catching up with itself. Hang on in there and you should have a great loss next week.
     
  7. Chobe

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    So, my planned valentine's meal didn't go well - well it did, we had a lovely time :D but my eating plan went out of the window I'm afraid. :mad:

    Oh well, onwards and upwards as they say and I'm back on it today. Haven't craved food at all, all day, as I still feel stuffed from last night. I have really struggled to get the water down though and I think I might have to have 4 packs (which I'll let myself do for a few days to get back on it fully).

    Just hope I won't have to suffer too badly at the next WI for my night out!
     
  8. JoanneM

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    If you just jump straight back on it will minimise any damage. Chances are you will have it off again before next wi.
     
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    Well done on your amazing losses so far Chobe. I'm struggling to get through day 1 so that fact that you're into week 4 is a huge achievement. I also think we shouldn't be beating ourselves up for the odd night out, etc. As long as you draw a line under it and get back on the wagon asap the effects on your weight loss shouldn't be too great when looking at the big picture. Being 100% 6/7 days is surely going to be better for WL than eating whatever you fancy 7 days a week. Keep up the good work!
     
  10. Chobe

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    Thanks both. And yes I agree, getting back on it should minimise the impact in weight terms - its the pyschological effect breaking it has that makes getting back on it bloody difficult thats the real problem!

    I have though decided I need to do (planned) random AAM days as its the only way I can do it, keep my social life and have a happy husband! Just need to leave the rice and naan alone next time!

    Scotminx - don't worry it does get easier. Sometimes it feels like a day will go on forever, but then the next day its WI, your a huge amount down and everything is suddenly worth it!
     
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    Well I can see today is going to be a tough one. I have that "weak" feeling I always wake up with when just starting a VCLD. And I'm suffering, eeermmm, how can I put this, digestive problems after eating carbs on Monday :D Maybe that'll teach me why its not a good idea to eat normally whilst doing this diet.

    Oh well, did have a sneaky peek on the scales and not done too much damage so thats good news....
     
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    Well 3 days of full TS - hooraay. But been really struggling with the water for some reason. Hoping for a good weekend ready for my WI on Monday. Been invited to a BBQ tonight though, not sure I'm strong enough to go and not eat so might not go. See how I feel later on in the day!
     
  13. JoanneM

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    Well done on 3 days Chobe. But get drinking that water, for your health if nothing else.
     
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