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Flirty's diary ...............

S: 15st3lb C: 13st11lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 1st6lb(9.39%)
#42
Congratulations so pleased you are doing well
Irene xx
Thanks Irene - I'm glugging my water and appear to have my sensible eating head on at the moment!!! Hopefully it won't change to my eat anything in sight one .... as that's the one that gets me in trouble!

This diet is so good when it works - I can't have the losses I have on CD with any other diet. But it's also very drastic and sometimes I'm not in the right frame of mind to do it. At this moment in time I AM andI've calculated I can lose the 2 stone I want before Xmas.

So thanks for all the support - I definately need it and it's so nice to know other people are going through exactly the same. Good luck to all of you - whatever diet plan you are doing.
 
#43
Hi Bev

Just wanted to send you lots of willpower honey!! I too am struggling with SS and have put 5lbs on over the last few days! I can manage easily til about 5pm then all i wanna do is eat crappy takeaways!!!!

I am absolutely determined not to eat anything until Sunday evening (got a work dinner! and will be eating Monday evening too) BUT I can still be good and lose weight if i choose sensible options!!!!!

luv,
 
S: 15st3lb C: 13st11lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 1st6lb(9.39%)
#44
Hi Bev

Just wanted to send you lots of willpower honey!! I too am struggling with SS and have put 5lbs on over the last few days! I can manage easily til about 5pm then all i wanna do is eat crappy takeaways!!!!

I am absolutely determined not to eat anything until Sunday evening (got a work dinner! and will be eating Monday evening too) BUT I can still be good and lose weight if i choose sensible options!!!!!

luv,
Oh Karen I need it!!! I've put my 2lb back on!!! This 2lb is going on and off more often than a tarts knickers!!!

We went to a friends daughters 21st last night and I'd fully intended to take along my soup and ask them to make it up (they know me well there!) but in the end I was lured by the options of pasta and pizza and had pasta!!!!!!!!!!! My own fault - they even have salads on the menu and as my friends husband owns the restaurant they'd have made me a chicken salad to my specifications!! But NO! I went with my belly and chose pasta ... with garlic bread ... oh and a salad on the side (not much point it being there was there???!!!) washed down with 2 very large glasses of red wine (good for my heart if not my waistline!!! .... in actual fact losing sight of that!!)

The only good thing is that I'm not despondant or depressed by it today. Am going to try to start it again ... must go onto another post where Mini left advice re going from 1500-1000-790 to AAM to SS and try that. My clothes are getting tight - and not going up a size ... so the only way is down!

Take care yrself ... and lots more bedroom aerobics minus the cream and you'll soon lose that 5lb!!
 
#45
Hey Bev

How've you been today hun? Forget about the past, we cant undo that (unfort !!) lol

I agree the only way is down despite my enormous pizza urges tonight - i've resisted so far and am just about to have my last soup - thai chilli yum!

Well i'll have to wait at least a week for my bedroom aerobics unfortunately but i'm sure it'll be worth the wait!!!

Luv,
 
#46
Yes Claire I do understand what you meant ..... although less of the veteran please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm a CDC and one of my clients ...... said to me: "But you are a counsellor" when I told her I was struggling to get back on SS - but as I said to her I sit in the same chair as she does when I'm doing it myself! My other clients like the fact that I can relate to them and understand how hard it is.
Hi Ya Flirty

I think the fact that you are real with your clients is good. If they didnt see the real you then you would not be as effective a CDC. They can share their journey with you. Their success and their struggles. You are in the position were you can directly relate as you havent forgotten what its like!!
 
S: 15st3lb C: 13st11lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 1st6lb(9.39%)
#47
Hi Ya Flirty

I think the fact that you are real with your clients is good. If they didnt see the real you then you would not be as effective a CDC. They can share their journey with you. Their success and their struggles. You are in the position were you can directly relate as you havent forgotten what its like!!
Thanks Claire - I do feel a bit of a failure sometimes that I can't get back on the SS - but my determination to keep trying doesn't waiver .... and at least i don't have to make excuses to my CDC as to why I've put weight on!!!

Seriously going to check out a thread Mini posted on where you start on 1500 then reduce to 1000 then 790 then AAM before going onto SS and see if that helps. Feeling very up beat but not Cambridging at all at the moment!
 

Mich

Taking Back Control...!!!
#48
How's it going today Beverley? Hope your OK and having a good weekend.

I've not been too bad today - was v good yesterday (didn't go out for my meal - had a banging headached so cried off). Did eat at lunchtime today but fairly sensible and been good since.

Scales are showing a 6lb loss so far - hoping for 7lb by Monday.

Anyway, hope your OK and your family.

Love
 

Mini

Administrator
Staff member
S: 18st2lb C: 15st13lb G: 11st2lb Loss: 2st3lb(12.2%)
#49
Here you are!

Easy way to Sole Source by Sassy!
Beginning Sole Source the EASIER way

SO, it’s the beginning of your sole source plan for the first time or fiftieth time!

You have tried to get back on track and fallen off the plan over and over again. As an idea try this approach... You don’t want to fall into the SS-Binge cycle this early on in the plan... Or you could be on the road to a bigger problem.

Whether you are new to Cambridge or you took a break whatever the reason...

This is fine, and sensible, you have nothing to feel guilty about... You are a normal human being; don’t feel guilty for eating food!! Well all do it, and we all have certain commitments, family occasions, holidays, bad days etc… the list is endless!

You would and will gain around 5-10lbs in water and glycogen when you leave SS suddenly, so you haven’t actually gained any real 'fat'.
Look at the bigger picture here, this is a step towards a new future, becoming obsessed with restarting and falling off, can be a game you really don’t want to get involved with!

Ok so its time to start or restart, it will be harder every time, each and every time we go back to SS it gets harder, and trust me the nearer you get to goal it can become impossible! My advise for first timers is this, go into Sole Source gradually, ask your CDC for advice, yes I understand we want to lose weight fast, but this is the tried and tested way, gradual step down in calorie intake, carbohydrate intake, can reduce all the painful effects of withdrawal and ensure a good start on the plan of your choice!

I was just posting on another thread that talks about why do we have to have Add A Meal, you might find that interesting, as it applies to what I’m about to say here..

Abstinence is painful to the mind.. It is severe, and we know it causes a strain on our lives, relationships, and 'normal living' due to the restriction of food.

However, the reason you are back here again, or here for the first time is because you need that fast weight loss... If you really are serious about losing the rest of your weight, start or go back into Cambridge on a higher plan to begin with...





DAY ONE.

Allow yourself all the foods on the 1500 plan for one day; add in One Cambridge Diet pack for the day... EAT, GUILT FREE, enjoy it!!


DAY TWO

Move down to 1200Kcals. Slowly we are reducing the carbohydrate intake, and even the carbs we are taking are of a Low to medium Glycemic Index value... So the tired, sluggy feeling that carbs give us are limited.

Also carbohydrates we were eating during our ‘before diet’ that contained refined sugars can alter our sugar levels and create the need for more food; this can be out of your control, the body can crave and demand more, leading to a break in abstinence!!

INFORMATION TAKEN FROM THE HIBERNATION EFFECT THEORY:

Did you know anytime you eat refined carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, chips, pastries, beer, pasta, rice and sweets), it is converted into sugar by your body during digestion. In order to use the sugar, your body then releases insulin required by your cells to convert the sugar into energy.
But since our diet can be so heavily comprised of carbohydrates and sugar, your cells start to be insensitive to your own insulin due to this abundance, over time.

In other words, your cells start to resist your own insulin and therefore, your body has to produce more insulin to get the same job done. Left untreated over time, your over-production of insulin will reach chronic levels.

Now, the big problem is…this excess insulin is very bad for you! Excess insulin signals your body to store sugar as fat, and go into fat saving mode. It is as if your body thinks you're a hungry bear going into hibernation. Like the bear, your metabolism slows down and makes it impossible for you to lose weight no matter how hard you try. You're always tired and always hungry. So what do you do?

You eat even more making you even more insulin resistant. A vicious cycle isn't it?

Working down the Cambridge phases, these factors are now controlled by the GI Diet. Reducing all levels, and preparing your body for Sole Source.



DAY THREE

Another day over and complete... you will have already upped your water to above 2 1/2 litres a day... You will be eating ALL the food allowance in the 1200 plan, enjoying every meal adding your 2 packs of Cambridge diet a day.

DAY FOUR

You can begin to move onto the 1000 plan today. Still only 2 food packs, but the carbohydrate intake just reduced again dramatically... this stage can leave you feeling pretty hungry, but mind over matter, its still easier than trying to go back to SS if you are bingeing and falling off.

DAY FIVE

Sticking with the 1000 plan today, virtually a week has passed; mentally you are not abstaining in a painful way... Your body has reduced carb intake, fat intake, which will help reduce those headache side effects at the beginning of ketosis.
You will feel the difference physically as well as on the scales. You will have a good weight loss so far, but NO PEEKING just yet! You are entering the diet plan with the right attitude... Ideally this should be spread over a couple of weeks (ask your CDC about the preparation stage, there are 4 stages to the Cambridge Health Plan, preparation, Weigh Loss, Stabilisation, And Maintenance. I know dieters minds, I have been there, and anyone that has done this plan before will want to jump straight back in!! we all know they don’t want to do a 'normal' diet for 3 weeks when they begin, they want to eat everything in sight the night before as a disastrous last supper and want to Sole Source immediately as they want to lose weight NOW.. Lol Be patient, this weight didn’t appear overnight, and keeping it off wont be that simple either.

DAY SIX

Drop your diet plan to 790, enjoy your proteins, and carbohydrate allowances, make sure you eat ALL you are allowed to eat, lose any fizzy diet drinks you may or maybe have been allowing yourself on the 1000 plan.. Include an extra pack now so you are consuming 3 packs, your meat, fish or cottage cheese allowance (measurements supplied in your yellow weight care with Cambridge booklet available from your CDC), or a combination of them. 2 1/2 litres of Plain water Minimum or water flavouring supplied by your CDC (personally I recommend upping your water to 3 or 4 litres if you can manage it), black tea, black coffee... and nothing else!!

this next part is where I upset people..
Sorry, but I’m not trying to do that, I’m trying to give you an alternative and effective route back to SS for those that have been unsuccessful in getting back on track..
DON’T add ANYTHING extra to the plan that the book doesn’t recommend! That includes mints, fizzy drinks, marigold, blah blah...

You want an easy route back, not a quick route back to DAY ONE AGAIN..

Make this transaction as smooth as possible... e.g.: drive from Scotland to Birmingham... Don’t let’s drive past Devon on the way!

I lost ten stone last year and for the last 2 stone dragged myself kicking and screaming... believe me when I say, if there was a way to cheat this diet and still get a good result, I looked for it!!
I found out the hard way, there isn’t one!
People, who add bits n bobs into the plan, may not even realise it at the time, but in the long run if you compare it to when you were A1 perfect, it was so much harder once you added things! The diet is tried and tested, and designed by a team of scientists; let’s not assume we know better than they did. If we did, would we be here now?

DAY SEVEN

Add A Meal... You may even be in ketosis... Don't test for it, it doesn’t matter...

If you have done the plan to the T you will either be in, or on your way in the next 24/48 hours.

And low and behold?

DAY ONE OF WEEK TWO!!!! U DID IT!!!

Guess what? You’re sole sourcing, with a lot more ease than you were last week when you tried... (Just don’t forget to add a meal after 4 weeks!)

One last thing... a slow entry, leaves you with the knowledge that, if you need a break you can gently move up onto a plan that suits you for a period of time without any guilt, and consequently end your diet plan, happy, guilt free... And with a healthier perspective of food!

Well folks, there is a different approach to starting or restarting...

I tried all the other things.. Sometimes you can try and try and try and it will not matter you WILL NOT go back fast... However, some do.... and there will always be one that jumps back in feet first and gets it off again.
I have done it 3 times now... gone back onto the plan to Recover from a holiday gain... I have had to recover time off for surgery and giving up smoking and lastly honeymoon over indulgence...

All this was before I did the maintenance phase.. And my gains if I’m honest were due to not having done maintenance prior to these events consequently suffering guilt for eating... Inevitably resulting in eating more than I should have!

I told you earlier, I try everything... Well I always have done... And I always learn the hard way...

Don’t suffer my pain…
Do it the right way to begin with, and leave on a more positive note than some of us who have struggled through our weight loss have done...

For those that are beginning for the first time below see below the official steps to get off to a great start on your first time on Cambridge.

Getting Ready

Use the preparation phase to reduce food intake gradually, especially if you will use ‘Sole Source’ to lose weight. Reduce the levels of carbohydrate, fats and sugar before you start.
Begin 1 or 2 steps above your weight loss programme. For example, if Step 2 (790 kcal) was going to be used for weight loss, start on Step 4 (1200 kcal) for three days, then move down to Step3 (1000 kcal) for four days before starting the weight loss proper. Gradually increase the amount of water you drink - especially important for those who have a history of constipation.


:) Good Luck...!
 
#50
Flirty Said:
Thanks Claire - I do feel a bit of a failure sometimes that I can't get back on the SS - but my determination to keep trying doesn't waiver .... and at least i don't have to make excuses to my CDC as to why I've put weight on!!!
In my opinion your encouragement to others is the integral and core element to your qualification to be CDC. The fact that you falter just makes you human because we all do that at some time or other. Did you read Minis post about getting into SS. Its really interesting. I cut down on carbs and got into Ketosis pretty easily at the start. I was on the road to ketosis and just out of the nude on day 2 and the pink got more intense on day 3.
 
S: 15st3lb C: 13st11lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 1st6lb(9.39%)
#51
How's it going today Beverley? Hope your OK and having a good weekend.

I've not been too bad today - was v good yesterday (didn't go out for my meal - had a banging headached so cried off). Did eat at lunchtime today but fairly sensible and been good since.

Scales are showing a 6lb loss so far - hoping for 7lb by Monday.

Anyway, hope your OK and your family.

Love
Well done Mich!!! So pleased for you .......... and looking forward to hearing how well you've done next week.
 
S: 15st3lb C: 13st11lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 1st6lb(9.39%)
#53
In my opinion your encouragement to others is the integral and core element to your qualification to be CDC. The fact that you falter just makes you human because we all do that at some time or other. Did you read Minis post about getting into SS. Its really interesting. I cut down on carbs and got into Ketosis pretty easily at the start. I was on the road to ketosis and just out of the nude on day 2 and the pink got more intense on day 3.

Oh thank you Claire ... misty eyes now!!!

Yes I've printed out Minis post ..... so WILL start Monday ... and my OH wants to lose a few pounds - so I can help him too!
 
#54
Brilliant!! I found that when Me and my mum were on a diet together in the same house it was so much easier to diet. You always end up being great support for eachother!! And just look at it this way, you have been an inspiration to your OH and that is awesome!!
 
S: 15st3lb C: 13st11lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 1st6lb(9.39%)
#55
Day 1 of going down the stages plan.
Today I'll be on 1500 cals -scary I am allowed to eat food!!!

I don't usually have breakfast .... but I've got so much food to get through today, I thought I'd better start early! I've had my cambridge shake - banana with lots of water, and I'm glugging away on my water as well.

Later I'll need to write down what i want for lunch, snacks(???????????!!!!!!!) and dinner and then go shopping for just those items. I'm quite excited by this and may even stay on each stage longer than the required day. I always use to think that the calorie counting diets were for people who would have trouble go straight onto and maintainance - but as women need 2000 calories a day even at 1500 or 1000 cals I should still lose something.

Emotionally everything is beginning to pan out - or I'm getting less stressed!!
My mum is still not any better - and I do worry about her. We're going down at the beginning of November for a visit for the weekend. So I'll see if I can do anything else then - but I think it's one of these illness' that just have to take their course. My worry is she's getting weaker and weaker and won't be able to fight any other illness'/ bugs she comes into contact with.
My brother has been moved to an open prison - better for him and I'll go and visit him when i go down to see my mum and dad. He's been given a provisional release date for the end of Nov and as my S-I-L wants to move out of their shared house into her own property then, I'm going down to stay with him for the first few days of his release - as obviously my dad's going to be too busy with my mum.
My step-daughter has decided she's not coming to visit us at the moment - her choice and we've left the door wide open for whenever she decides she wants to come back. She hasn't been for the last 2weeks and is away next week on holiday and we're away the weekend after. So will have to see what happens if and when she does come back.

So I'm off to local shops for my provision for today - I'm even going to walk!!!
 

Roch

Minimins gal x
S: 27st2lb C: 25st2lb G: 10st0lb Loss: 2st0lb(7.37%)
#57
Beverley hun,how r u doing.Sorry have not really been on the site so have not posted on your diary.
It seems 2 me like u have alot on your plate emotionally at the moment.

I think your decsion to gradually get into Ssing is a good idea and i am sure u will know when u r ready to SS.

Sorry to hear that your mum is not getting any better yet i know this is so hard for you hopefully she will soon be over the worst and on the road to recovery.

Your brother is lucky that he has a loving and caring supportive sis like u by his side.

 
#58
All the best for starting the 1500cals. I think you will do just fine!! you have a lot of spirit and this is a change yes but just look at it as another step!!
 
S: 15st3lb C: 13st11lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 1st6lb(9.39%)
#59
Well where do I start?????

Posted earlier after I'd had my shake and obligitary water!! Went upstairs to get changed to go to the shops ... and found nearly all the clothes I wanted to wear were tooooo tight. Not talking about clothes that have been at the back of my wardrobe for ages - every day going to shops clothes. Was devastated as had been kidding myself I was ok and just put on a little. I sat and cried buckets - then thought "well get yr now fat arse into gear and do something about it!" So having proverbially kicked my own arse (but the rest of you feel free to aim another kick or two!!!) I walked down town - chatting away to myself as I went.

I'd looked at the 1500 cal page of the yellow booklet and written what I wanted down - but here comes the biggy - I know myself and buying a loaf of granary bread so I can have one slice for breakfast, or a pkt of choc chip cookies so I can have TWO for a snack would not work. So chatted away with myself for a bit more and decided to go for the 790 plan all the time. This way I get into ketosis - but no real choices like ... mini hot cross bun or 4 mini cocktail sausages???!!!! But if we go out I can still eat - chicken or tuna salad, roast chicken dinner, chicken tandori and salad etc etc etc

So hope you lot will bear with me as I again change the boundaries??? I use to be indecisive but I can't make up my mind now!! Anyway I got down town ... via a stop at the public loos of course! bought chicken breast fillets, cauliflower, broccoli, sugar snap peas - and that's tonights dinner! Also bought fruit and other veg and salad so my OH and daughter can eat healthily but not diet, with me. After another trip to loo (beginnings of incontinence anonomous here!) I staggered home with my bags! Had to have a couple of stops as the bags were weighing me down (1st 6lb ... just weighed them!!)

Have come straight, in emptied bags, grabbed another glass of water - and offloaded this all to you lot. So please stick with me in my ditherings and constant change of mind - because I DO want to do this and I think I need your help as well.

Going for 2nd shake when I've signed off - and then will keep on trying to stick to 790 - will find the recipe thread someone started.
 
#60
Flirty Said:
So please stick with me in my ditherings and constant change of mind - because I DO want to do this and I think I need your help as well.
You are so not a ditherer so take that back!! You are really encouraging to others on here and we will be here to support you (well I know I will and think the others will).

As for finding out things were too tight. At least you didnt lie to yourself and say 'all those clothes must of shrunk in the wash, fancy that'!! No Flirty kicked her proverbial ass and made the best choice for her now that new information had come to light.

So your doing the 790, So What, at least you can eat on it and at least it cuts out the tempting things that you thought may have been your downfall!!

I think that you have done brill so far and you have done brill in this decision. Im there right with you girl!!!
 


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