Dear WeMITTS Family this is my Diary

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  1. Chiku

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    Hi all!
    I'm 34 yrs old and weigh 17st / 238lbs and am 5'8 tall. have two kids aged 12 and 6 soon to be 7 and had to have them both by emergency section. When i had my youngest i was not cleaned out properly and fell terribly ill with a womb infection which in tail led to me being told that i could not have any more children as it could cause very serious complications and or death. That was when i started having problems and a 4-5yrs later was told i suffered from bad soft bones (osteomalacia) which went undiagnosed for approximately 3yrs. That then developed into osteoarthritis which i have in my back, full legs, knees, feet and in parts of my arms and right hand.

    After motherhood my weight had always fluctuated between 9.5 stone and at the most 11 stone. Which never bothered me too much as i wasn't ridiculously out of weight (unlike now) and felt at my best.

    Beginning of this year 2010 i started taking Acai Berry tablets which for me did help slightly but i was in a lot of pain with my joints. At that time i weighed 15st and a half. Unlike now i weigh 17st/ 238lbs.

    Till 2 months ago i started looking into different methods of weight loss that would suite me as i've always had trouble in remembering to have something to eat. My eating habits have when i do remember have been 1-2 pieces of toast with a 3/4 pint size mug of tea which i've always had with 1 teaspoon of natural brown sugar and a sweetner for breakfast only (throughout the day i'd have it with 2 tablet sweenters). As i'd be busy sorting out a few things in the home (no one in the family can do it how i like or do it well enough [syndrome]) i normally forgot to eat. When the evening time came i would have to be reminded aswell as be asked what i had eaten that day, also be made to sit down to eat. Don't get me wrong there have been days where i would have lunch which always consisted of either cheese, ham or a tuna sandwich and sometimes with a single serving packet of crisps and more tea (PG Tips whore). But there had been a few times each wk or fortnight where i had eaten bad foods.

    I know i should've taken better care of myself especially even more so due to the meds i am on i have to have a meal before i could take them, but me being me i took them either way and if it didn't make me sick (as my tummy lining was being stripped so I've been told) then i felt it was okay.

    Doing more research on different diets, that i felt were more suitable for me to exhaust before going to my GP. I decided to go for Lipotrim through my brilliant Pharmacist that i have on my doorstep.

    On Monday morning I went to see an emergency Dr at my Doctor practice after speaking to my brilliant BoyFriend/ Significant Other's Mum who used to be a high grade nurse. I told her of my plans and she said that i should go see the Dr and if they were okay with me starting it then I should.

    Monday 09/08/10:

    I left the Dr.'s at 11 o'clock and went straight home via popping into my Pharmacy which is when i made the first big step and spoke to the pharmacist she sat me down and went through everything in detail gave me the form to fill out, aswell as measuring my height, waist, bust and hips (apple shape figure but have skinny arms and average legs) and then got weighed.
    I was asked when I'll be starting and i told her that i'd be starting the next day Tuesday 10/08/10. Was given the Lipotrim bag which consisted of :
    5 strawberry shakes
    5 chicken soup
    5 chocolate shakes
    5 vanilla shakes and a peanut flapjack.

    When i got home i had a good butcher's through the bag and emptied it into a drawer in the kitchen and now can't find the bag or the card that was in the bag and am sure i can get another one when i pop in there today.

    With today being 13/08/10 my fourth day I have been over the past two days craved a little for my tea and toast but have traded all of that in for nettle and some mint tea. Two days ago late on Tuesday night i came down into the kitchen at about 1am and kept looking at the cupboard door where i keep the bread. I kept on looking at the cupboard door and the laptop where i have kept the minimins page up on screen: minimins won and i did not fall for the bread. I did not want to cheat myself as i would end up as failure. Which i was not prepared to do and had to remind myself that the next day aswell.

    As for today I have been thinking of eating something but thats about as far as it has got and am pleased with myself.

    I've got to go out to my Pharmacist now and will be back on here soon. If you have any comments, tips and or advice to share I'd be ever so greatful.

    Thank you for taking the time to read/ voice your thoughts:)
     
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  3. Chiku

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    I've come back from the Pharmacy and got weighed just see how i was doing and wait for it .........

    IVE LOST 5 LBS and am only on day 4:D

    Yes I am pleased and was told that the pains I'm having is my arthritis but as for the tummy pains it is normal but could also be due to me having my arthritic meds a bit too late :eek:
     
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    Had my 2nd weigh in and lost a further 2 lbs, which I'm pretty pleased with as it mates it half a stone lost in a week. so I went and treated myself to a game.
     
  5. colly strings

    colly strings ooh la la

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    well done, you're doing so well! i say it all the time on here but i wish so badly i could stick to a vlcd! also i LOVE the term wemitts family, consider it stolen ;) xx
     
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    Well, it is now day 12 and am in a bit of a predicament... Firstly I'm due to go away for the DTM Weekend Racing and am uncertain whether or not to move onto refeed next week. After that I've got my son's birthday to organise and after that I have a few family things coming up aswell as some religious occassions.
    Oh and yes I am finding this diet difficult but my main problem is, is that I'm 50/50 whether to keep it going or go onto refeed for 6weeks and then come back onto TFR.

    Advice/ opinions please

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  7. colly strings

    colly strings ooh la la

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    i know how tough vlcd is and if you are in the swing of it i would try to stay on track...as i think its hard enough to get into that mindset and into ketosis without coming off. and imagine how proud you will be if you manage to stay on plan!!
     
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    Well yesterday I called Lipotrim and asked them for advice after explaining my predicament to them. What they advised me to do was go on refeed today, which is what I've done. They also said that I should follow the refeed plan strictly 100% for the first and the second week I can continue having two Lipotrim maintenance meals or a Lipotrim bar and one meal, till I get back from the weekend away. Oh and had also said that if I want to I can continue with maintenance or switch back to tfr. I told my Pharmacist what I was told and she had told me that she had also spoken with them that day and said that she will still closely monitor me alongside my GP. Which I must say is a great relief

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    (28/08/10 edited)
    wk1 = -6lbs
    wk2 = -5lbs
    tues went on temporary refeed, went to Pharmacy for cheeky weigh in on thurs' to see how much weight I'd put on since going on refeed and low-and-behold I lost 6lbs:D :wee:
     
    Last edited: 28 August 2010
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