another GL follower

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  1. maccalenny

    maccalenny Full Member

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    Hi all - I've been posting a bit but thought
    I would introduce myself properly.
    I'm Kate, 38, a teacher. My weight pre-kids was about 12 stone, but 2 kids later have not got back there - been close a couple of times, through my own efforts and one attempt at Slimming World. Over Easter I hit an all-time high of 14 stone, which scared me enough to get me back to the GL way - my 4th try I think - no reflection on the GL diet, purely my own lack of sticking power. But I have a huge holiday coming up in August, so am putting in a big effort - hopefully by then it will be enough of a habit that I will manage to stick to it.

    So I started GL-ing again on the Tuesday after Easter - 3 weeks ago today - and have lost 8lb. Have to say not only due to diet - I'm also hitting the exercise DVDs fairly hard. I'm feeling great - so much energy, no cravings really, have had a few diversions from the plan but got straight back to it. Had a cheese and onion a pasty and a magnum on Saturday - felt so ill! Really sick, wanted to sleep - guess my body doesn't like the junk after all!

    I know this is going on a bit - might as well get it all out of my system now....

    I mainly follow the nigel denby books and website for recipes and ideas. They give a lot of information on the wonderful health benefits of the diet in terms of serious disease avoidance - that really helps me to stick to it. I remind myself this is not just weight loss, its reducing risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke etc.

    Anyway, if anyone is still reading - thanks for listening!

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  3. mak

    mak Member

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    hi kate
    i am new here started GI diet last week and i quite like it..feeling great.
    u r doing really good, best of luck
  4. irish molly

    irish molly Maintaing LT loss on GL

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    Kate, lots of luck on your GL journey. You sound as if you have your head in the right space to stick with GL this time round. Keep posting on here and set up a ticker for yourself. Tracking your weightloss helps keep you motivated.
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