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Brand new to Cambridge Diet Sole Source

bexcalo

Full Member
S: 11st2lb C: 9st5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 23.2 Loss: 1st11lb(16.03%)
#1
Hey all so i am new here and to the diet, Im currently on day two of my diet and going ok. I had been keeping updates on Tumblr but felt like i wanted to join an active forum so i can get support if needed and give it too.
Ive just copied and pasted this from my tumblr account so I'm caught up

Over the last few months i have gotten very sick and tired of comments from people at work saying how i have put weight on and even asking if I’m pregnant?!?!?! (yes that did happen) S
o i met and talked with my diet rep last night (she actually my uni friend) and I’m starting on Sole Source. I have 2 weeks work of shakes and soups and porridges etc. I don’t think i would need longer than 2-3 weeks on sole source before stepping up and intaking more calories. Like I’ve said previously i have reached my breaking point and need something like this to seriously kick my ass into gear. Crazy to do it near xmas i know however I’m aware of what i am getting myself into.

Official weigh in

11st 2lbs
BMI of 27.6
Waist 34” Chest 38” Hips 44”
Goal weight 9st Goal BMI 22.5
I got my friend to take a pic of before for comparison in a few weeks. She will show me the difference if there is anything significant.

Day 1
Oh my god. This first day of the Cambridge diet has found me thinking about food constantly. The shakes and porridges are nice and tasty but I’m sat here currently just thinking about food non-stop. Hopefully this will change in the next few days but if I feel like this on day one then God knows what I’ll be like going into ketosis!!!
Day 2
Ok so i am now on day two and had my shake for breakfast and lunch. Been to bikram yoga today and thought that it would be hard with my lack of calories but actually found it easier then the first day. Im going to go to bikram again on tuesday for the 60 min class as i have the day off. Drinking water easier today and looking forward to my rice pudding this evening. i need to stop jumping on the scales though as I’m not seeing any difference obviously and i need to keep my motivation up not down. No ill feeling so far but sods law says that happens on monday when i go to work on day 4!
 
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berry1

Full Member
S: 15st11lb C: 14st0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 34.7 Loss: 1st11lb(11.31%)
#2
Hi. Good luck with sole source, I started on Thursday, so now on day 3. All I done yesterday was think of food and cooking my kids dinner was hard.Today has been so much easier, don't know why. Can't wait for my first weigh in, it's on Wednesday. How r the porridge? Do u have soups to, what do u think. I'm just having shakes at the min.
 
S: 16st13lb G: 10st0lb
#3
Well done on your first couple of days. I would definitely advise staying away from the scales. Cd works...as long as you focus on your habits and stick to it. You can't control how fast the weight comes off but you can control what you are doing. xx


18 weeks in...64lbs down...21lbs to go!
 

bexcalo

Full Member
S: 11st2lb C: 9st5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 23.2 Loss: 1st11lb(16.03%)
#4
Thanks for the comments. Ive been 100% for the last two days now. Today is my 3rd day and i slept a lot last night, i don't feel hungry at all yet this morning but feel slightly wooly in my head. I have a feeling transition into ketosis is happening now. I work in a hospital so will do a dip stick at work tomorrow and see.
 
S: 11st2lb C: 9st5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 23.2 Loss: 1st11lb(16.03%)
#5
Today is day 4 for me. I did a dip stick at work and am definitely in Ketosis. I had an attack of the bad breath today as well. I didn't sleep much last night as it was Once Upon a Time night in usa and well I've gotten into a nasty habit of staying awake to watch it live at 1am! Even when i want to go to sleep early on a sunday i never manage it! However i woke up this morning and i did not feel as shattered as i normally do! So at least thats a plus.

It was really trying my will power though as i had to make toast a couple of times for my patients and it smelt bliss.
Decided
I'm not a big fan of the vegetable soup
 
S: 16st13lb G: 10st0lb
#6
Well done you! Toast does it for me every time, but well done for resisting. :) I had a veg soup tonight and really had to force it down...I share the dislike...although I used to love it. x


18 weeks in...64lbs down...21lbs to go!
 
S: 11st2lb C: 9st5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 23.2 Loss: 1st11lb(16.03%)
#7
Im looking forward to being able to buy the bars and feel like I'm eating. But yeah toast is my downfall, I'm looking forward to xmas and eating again albeit as healthy as poss

Day 5 has started and i woke up feeling groggy, thankfully i have the day off today. Starting out with a porridge, i really love these. Hoping to go to bikram yoga today so need to get a bit more motivated. Does anyone else have crazy vivid dreams whilst on this diet??? So far i had a dream about my leg getting amputated but i was ok with it and about learning to walk on a prosthetic????

Last night i had vivid dreams about a friend of mine and another friend whom both do not get on with, living in london and actually living together due to reasons! Weird. Looking forward to weigh in on friday. And at work people have mentioned that i look slimmer in my face. I count that as a win!!
 
S: 16st13lb G: 10st0lb
#8
Great to hear about the compliments. Not sure if I have crazy dreams tho...certainly not this time. xx


18 weeks in...64lbs down...21lbs to go!
 
S: 11st2lb C: 9st5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 23.2 Loss: 1st11lb(16.03%)
#9
Today is day 6 for me and i have been doing ok until now. Im sat at home in a funk, my house mate just made a pizza and food seems to be everywhere. I want to eat not cause I'm hungry but just cause its food and smells nice. I want to go to the shops to go and get beanies flavoured coffee just to help myself and make coffee a bit more flavourful but that means going out in the car to sainsburys as thats the only place that sells it. I may end up going anyway just to do something. Good news according to the scales at work I've lost 7lbs since starting. Looking forward to friday i just need to make it to then. My friend/consultant will keep me straight i know and she will be able to see it on me if i have lost weight visibly
 

Honey-J

Silver Member
S: 14st6lb C: 13st4lb G: 11st3lb BMI: 31 Loss: 1st2lb(7.92%)
#10
Found you. :) I'm drinking beanies coffee now the hazelnut one. It's so lovely I ordere mine on their website they have offers most weeks like 5 jars for £10. X their also on FB too. X
 
S: 11st2lb C: 9st5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 23.2 Loss: 1st11lb(16.03%)
#11
I heard that the vanilla and the irish cream one are amazing. have you tried them?
 

Honey-J

Silver Member
S: 14st6lb C: 13st4lb G: 11st3lb BMI: 31 Loss: 1st2lb(7.92%)
#12
I heard that the vanilla and the irish cream one are amazing. have you tried them?
Yes I've had them also the Carmel is nice. To be fair they are all delicious in taste, I'm going to order the Christmas pudding next month. I will never go back to normal coffee that's for sure. Look on their website for offers. X
 
S: 11st2lb C: 9st5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 23.2 Loss: 1st11lb(16.03%)
#13
I ended up driving out to sainsburys and got irish cream and amareto. They are only £2 at the moment but will look online for next month for sure. I took a pic last night of my hair as i had braids in and when taken out i had lovely waves. Anyway the point is i noticed my back fat was reduced!!!!! I guess i am just loosing weight in all the weird places first (face, back, whats next???) i just want my belly to go. I can feel my hip bones at last on my front however there is what looks like a bloated belly in the middle of them i want gone. I jumped on the scales again as i woke up and it looks like i am an even 10 1/2 st but of course that is likely to change as the day goes on. need to stop jumping on the scales but if its all starting to be noticeable it might not be that bad. How are you getting on?
 
S: 11st2lb C: 9st5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 23.2 Loss: 1st11lb(16.03%)
#14
Weigh in today. Felt rubbish yesterday and felt my resolve wavering but i didn't fall off the wagon. It can feel very lonely on this diet I'm finding. We shall see how this evening goes
I may have to go up to step two next week as i just don't think ill make 3 weeks on sole source
 
S: 15st1lb C: 11st5lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 24.9 Loss: 3st10lb(24.64%)
#15
Good luck Hun. Do it if it make you stay on the diet. I moved to ss+ and had some 810 days too. X


Total loss - 3 stone 12lb :)
 
S: 11st2lb C: 9st5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 23.2 Loss: 1st11lb(16.03%)
#16
Thanks hun. Just been in to work and my boss complimented me on how i was looking, wow is what he said and that i look really pretty today. To be fair he is a smoothy at times and i actually bothered to put some mascara on today just to make myself feel better which i told him too. He was like don't be silly its not that at all. so yeah cheered me up. I put jeans on today and well they are feeling as tight as ever. I guess i really do just have to get on board with the fact that the inches on my hips and tummy will be the last to go.
 
S: 11st2lb C: 9st5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 23.2 Loss: 1st11lb(16.03%)
#17
So I have just gotten back from my consultant and my first weigh in. To say I am disappointed would be an understatement. I have lost the big amount of 2 lbs only. I have lost a total of 3 inches off my entire body. I tried my hardest not to but i did burst into tears on my consultant. Good jobs she's my friend and not someone i recently was introduced to. The last few days I've been so hungry and my mood swings have not been good. Ive felt very alone this week, my friends are not responding to my texts today for some reason and so i just feel isolated. It took me 2hrs in traffic to get to my consultants, in comparison it took me 30 mins or less to get back. I was not in the right frame of mind to get weighed and it not be a lot. So yeah i have a mini break down. My friend calmed me down though, if it wasn't for the fact that i know that had i eaten like normal this week, being 2lb down is a strong possibility as well as i feel thats a normal fluctuation. Plus it still had me over 11st. For me its little visual things that motivate me. I like numbers i like seeing physical results so when it didn't happen it all just got to me. Ive decided to not do yoga or any form of exercise for the rest of the week and I'm doing sole source + when i feel the need. I will attempt 100% sole source but its nice knowing i have that option there if i have days where i just can't sate the hunger. Im hoping for a bigger loss next week however i have been burnt this week so i will not get my hopes up. Apologies for the slight whiney rant
 

skydragon

Silver Member
S: 13st0.0lb C: 11st2.0lb G: 11st0.0lb BMI: 26 Loss: 1st12lb(14.29%)
#18
thats really sucks

your own scales showed youd lost about half a stone?

had your consultant changed her scales, where did she weigh you was it on a hard surface? 2lb don t make 3 inches and for the record 2 lbs is the equivelent of 2 ginea pigs:rolleyes:. the figures will match up with the results soon, try not to get too disheartened although i completely understand the crying think id of been the same

jenxx
 
S: 11st2lb C: 9st5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 23.2 Loss: 1st11lb(16.03%)
#19
I think it has to do with when i was weighed. I saw that larger loss in the morning before work. I got weight at 8pm. Next week we both have the day off so going round in the morning instead. I guess i just got my hopes up from being on here. I was seriously trying to see other posters who had the same start weight to compare to as i realise that someone heavier will inevitably show a greater loss initially. I just feel 2lbs...... well this may be TMI but I'm pretty sure i can poop that out!!
I guess I'm just on a debbie downer day at the moment. Hopefully will wake up feeling better in the morning. Not gonna let this derail me
 


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