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Dear Not-So-Slim-Wheesht

wheesht

Just keep swimming...
S: 12st4lb C: 9st12lb G: 9st6lb BMI: 25.2 Loss: 2st6lb(19.77%)
#1
Dear Not-So-Slim-Wheesht,

Well done on taking the first steps to becoming me, your gorgeous, fabulous, confident, slim self!

You are relatively new on this journey and are full of determination and confidence, which is to be expected as your delight at the pounds dropping away is a driving force.

However, the day WILL come when resistance sets in. This will be your body’s way of trying to protect itself from wasting away to nothing, laughable and unwanted as that may be. It is at this point that you will find your determination and confidence in the diet start to waver. You can be sure this will happen just as it has many, many times in the past. This is the cycle you have been following for the past 20 years or so:

You start a diet, full of hope, excitement and determination.

The first week goes incredibly smoothly and you lose quite a few pounds which you are delighted about.

The next week you lose one pound, which seems grossly unfair considering you have practically starved and deprived yourself and have spent most of the time feeling faint and shaking with hunger due to blood sugar dips.

The following week you have PUT ON a pound! ‘Well how is that even POSSIBLE?’ you scream disappointedly at the scales. Actually, it may have been those four biscuits you had, which you reasoned would be within your calorie allowance if you missed out lunch that day. But you were so starving by mid-afternoon you went on to finish the packet… Oh and then there was that takeaway – but you only had half a portion of rice and korma, so that was ok! The nan bread was huge though…. And, oops, there was also that bottle of wine… but it was necessary as you had had an exceptionally stressful day that day…

You have stalled. It has happened yet again, as it does with every diet. It is at this point you have a good, hard talk to yourself along the lines of: ‘Ok. I am 40(ish!). I have been married for almost 20 years. My hubby loves me just as I am. I have no-one else to impress so why not just be happy with the way I am? Forget dieting – it just doesn’t work for me.’

So you chuck the scales, tell yourself that, after all, you are not a sack of potatoes so why should you need to keep weighing yourself, and give yourself permission to eat and drink anything and everything you wish. Which you do with renewed vigour.

After a few months of blissful extravagance in the eating department, you realise that absolutely none of your ‘big’ clothes fit you. You look terrible. You feel terrible. You avoid mirrors at all costs. You don’t look at your face in profile as you can’t bear to see that double chin appearing. You avoid socialising, preferring to sit at home watching telly with the family, comfort eating, where no-one will judge you. You lose confidence, blaming everything that goes wrong on the fact that you are fat. Every waking moment is spent thinking about your weight, how ugly you are, how miserable you are, how useless you are for not being able to deal with it.

Then one morning you wake up and decide something has to change.

You start a diet, full of hope, excitement and determination.

And so the cycle begins.

And this is why I am writing to you. This time is going to be different. This time you are going to cope with the stagnation plateau, blast it to smithereens and carry right on through it and on to your goal of becoming me. Why is it different this time? Because you have the tools to deal with a difficult plateau. You have the Dukan Diet action plan. Get your book out right this minute and read pages 290 to 293. Study them then make a determined effort to follow the advice to the letter, starting right now.

There is nothing standing in the way of you becoming me, and in a relatively short time period too.

You can do this. After years and years of searching you have finally found the permanent answer to your weight problem.

The new you is so close. Visualise how good it will be to feel like I am now – attractive, brimming with self-confidence, feeling good about yourself and actually loving the person that you are.

You are a good person. You go out of your way to look after your family and friends because you love them and want what is best for them. You deserve to look after yourself. You deserve to love and want what is best for yourself - you deserve being the person you have always dreamed about.

Read this letter, do what I have said and you WILL be that person, very soon.

Love,

Gorgeous-Fabulous-Confident-Slim-Wheesht.
 
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missfitness25

last diet.......EVER!!
S: 12st9lb C: 10st11lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 25.9 Loss: 1st12lb(14.69%)
#2
:bliss::bliss:Incredible.........we're all in this together...metophorically holding each others hands, picking each other up when we're having a bad day, encouraging each other, & most definately singing from the rooftops when the weight just keeps melting away!!!!!
 

wheesht

Just keep swimming...
S: 12st4lb C: 9st12lb G: 9st6lb BMI: 25.2 Loss: 2st6lb(19.77%)
#3
:bliss::bliss:Incredible.........we're all in this together...metophorically holding each others hands, picking each other up when we're having a bad day, encouraging each other, & most definately singing from the rooftops when the weight just keeps melting away!!!!!
Exactly missfitness! This site makes ALL the difference to keeping going. I actually wanted to add into the letter about how the support on these threads is essential - but it ended up being soooo long I had to control myself :D

Thanks so much to lausanne for allowing me to nick her letter idea. I decided to start a new thread for it so it will be easier for me to find.

It was very therapeutic writing it and is exactly what I know I will need to hear when I start to waver/think about cheating/feel depressed/get bored/start feeling demoralised/get stuck (all of which are bound to happen somewhere along the line).

I'm going to get to where I want to be by hook or by crook. It's not going to be easy and I know there are going to be lots of ups and downs along the way, by mark my words, I WILL get there. We ALL will!


Good grief... I do like to talk don't I? :blahblah::tomato::ignore:
 

Lausanne

I can if I think I can.
S: 12st7lb C: 10st10lb G: 8st10lb BMI: 25.7 Loss: 1st11lb(14.29%)
#4
It was very therapeutic writing it and is exactly what I know I will need to hear when I start to waver/think about cheating/feel depressed/get bored/start feeling demoralised/get stuck (all of which are bound to happen somewhere along the line).

I'm going to get to where I want to be by hook or by crook. It's not going to be easy and I know there are going to be lots of ups and downs along the way, by mark my words, I WILL get there. We ALL will!
Great to read your letter, Wheesht! Delighted that you feel so positive and yes, you will get there! :) Xx

PS.... and I'll be here giving you a gentle nudge during 'the downs' and doing the victory dance with you during 'the ups'!!
 

wheesht

Just keep swimming...
S: 12st4lb C: 9st12lb G: 9st6lb BMI: 25.2 Loss: 2st6lb(19.77%)
#5
Great to read your letter, Wheesht! Delighted that you feel so positive and yes, you will get there! :) Xx

PS.... and I'll be here giving you a gentle nudge during 'the downs' and doing the victory dance with you during 'the ups'!!
Thanks lausanne, all gentle, and not so gentle nudges will be accepted gratefully :D And I'll be more than happy to return the favour!
 


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