Got no more money :(


One day at a time :)
S: 16st11lb C: 15st8.5lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 1st2.5lb(7.02%)
Hubby and I have just sat down and did our next months budget and factoring in everything I can't afford to do CD once I run out of packs. It works out too much for our food budget.

It's OK though, I've still got my momentum and so as not to pile the weight back on I will wean myself off over the weekend up til Tuesday.

I will have to go on eating low carb/high protein/low sugar/low GI and portion control with multivits to keep in ketosis but it is do-able with research and planning! CD is not the only option! It will just take a little longer :(

I will be moving over to the calorie counting/low carb etc sections so good luck to all of you and thanks for the good advice this week :) I will keep coming by to check you all out periodically and see how you're doing!

Happy slimming xxx
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S: 14st11lb C: 14st11lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 34.4 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Aah, I know how you feel though. I don't think I'll be doing it for too long. It's a lot out of a weekly nudget. I've heard really good things about a low GI diet, so I'm sure you'll do great xx


S: 16st1lb C: 15st0lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 32.9 Loss: 1st1lb(6.67%)
Good luck whatever you decide to do. We all know what works for us and what we should/ shouldn't eat but we don't follow it so we end on plans like CD.
You will be extra determined now - especially with a budget!
Good luck x


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S: 16st1lb C: 16st1lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 39.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Awww good luck choc hun, I think i spend about £35 on food for myself anyway a week at least at asda so it has balanced itself out for us!

Pop back and keep in touch! Good luck with the slimming x x


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S: 16st11.0lb C: 15st10.0lb G: 13st7.0lb BMI: 37.8 Loss: 1st1lb(6.38%)
I'm going to add my best wishes and hope you manage to find a solution - but would add that if you're planning to eat high protein, surely that's going to add up to a sizeable amount of money on your weekly shop? I know that when I was doing Atkins, I spent a fortune on low carb food (and I don't mean Atkins-type products, I mean meat etc).

Not to put a downer on things, but it's going to be pretty difficult to find a way of doing a fully balanced diet that's high protein and low calorie. CD and similar high profile VLCDs have been formulated after years of research into finding exactly the right levels of nutrients for the lowest number of calories. It's really not that easy to do - otherwise we'd all be doing it, wouldn't we?

I know that CD seems expensive, but I'm not sure that it's going to be more cost effective coming up with your own low carb / low calorie plan.

Take care hun. Remember that at the end of the day, your health is more important than any weight loss you might achieve.


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S: 14st13lb C: 17st5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 43 Loss: -2st6lb(-16.27%)
good luck chocolatecat, your nickname always made me smile (given that I like chocolate and cats)
I can see that you and hubby have carefully done your maths but it might to your surprise be the same or cheaper to consider again CD, as multi-vits can sometimes be pricey

Best wishes x