oops! I'm on my fourth time! but in fairness I've done this diet in stints. I've lost 6 stones so far and never gained it all back. over the past 4 years I think the most I ever gained back was 2 stone but I never did get to my goal and didnt do maintenance. so it's my own fault really. I'm back now (on day 3 of ss) and I'm gonna lose the last 2 and a half stone AND I'm going to see it to the end and do maintenance! I mean it this time!!!!
1st time lost 4 stone but came off abruptly when i moved countrys and my packs went missing in the move
second time i was ready but got messed about by a couple of cdcs so it ended up in fits and starts so i swapped to slimming world and gained 6lb my first week, lol
this is the third and hopefully final time, have lost more than previous times and im reading a lot of books on over eating, binge eating, emotional eating etc and how to over come it ready for when i hit maintenance
this is my third time too! but not sure what's different this time but am now in week 5 and haven't cheated once! never done that before. I just feel more committed to it. DOn't get me wrong I've had cravings for certain food (cheesy garlic bread mmmmm......) but never the intention to give in! seems i've got myself into a nice little routine now and all is working well - 27lbs in 4 weeks so so happy
although i forgot my bar for work today so feeling a little lost without it! doh!
I don't think it matters how many times you've started/restarted - each time you are committing yourself to doing something about your weight and therefore your happiness and confidence - whether it lasts for 5lbs or 5 stones. Keep it up girlies - we'll all get there!
I am losing a bit slower this time - also feeling hungrier than I did during either of my previous attempts (to say nothing of cold) - but am determined to get it off and keep it off.
Have been reading through some of the threads of people who have kept the weight off and it definately would appear that following through the various stages of maintenance is crucial for long term success - that definately is in my plans.
Third timer here too; usually get to 220 and something happens ( like falling of wagon... :cry sorta happening this time too but seeing my CDC this am, not giving up!! And I will beat this!! And I will go up the steps to maintenance, it's a promise I made to myself
Hopefully going for my 3rd attempt in 2 weeks. Have gone from 19st 5lbs to 14st 2 lbs the 1st time, then went back up to 16st 5lbs, then down to 14st, im now 17st 10lbs. I dont know why I re-gain, probably because Im just a pig. Im so much happier, slimmer
Your story sounds just like mine and like you I am happier, as well as healthier when slimmer. I know of some of my downfall factors, such as stress and boredom contribute to putting it back on. Also from reading threads I have discovered that you are more likely to regain if you don't go through the maintenance process properly - which I haven't done in the past.
I am trying to plan better this time - not book a holiday just at the point where I should (with any luck) be finished - and also to have a clear idea of what I am going to eat - instead of thinking, what do I fancy? Not that it was quite that bad, but I am sure you know what I mean.
Not for me Nelli. I felt like it was taking longer for the loss to show on my butt but I'm finally seeing some improvements there and weirdly I think my clothes are fitting a bit better at higher weights than last time. Don't know what. But my weight loss was slower on 810 this time around though. Those two sentences are just contradictions - must have been water retention or something, though I didn't feel it. I've had two good weeks on SS+ (4lb each week) so hopefully I'll keep making up for lost time.
I'm glad to meet another slow loser Nelli, not that I wish either of us were in this boat. It's frustrating isn't it? I lost 2lbs again this week so back to the slow losses. *sigh* The last three weeks have been good as an average but they don't make up for the last two months. Grumpy!
I still haven't registered any further loss this morning and feeling a bit fed up.I keep a spreadsheet and lost 1lb last week - on Wednesday and nothing since then.
They say that with Cambridge it is impossible not to lose if you stick to it. However to be thrown by eating so little at the weekend when I didn't have my food with me (I reckon about 300 cals Friday and maybe 400 max Saturday) is a real pain.
In saying that, I spent an hour "trying on" last night and was amazed at some of the clothes which fitted.
My middle is much fatter than it was last time I was this weight - and my rear a bit smaller - oh the joys