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Half of me shall go!

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Yup, thats one half of me, a hell of a lot but its gone, bye bye, vamoosh, ta-ra, :D

Well i need to lose about 150lb, i am currently about 300! Hence the half of me line! Its one tall order for sure, and yes like many of us i have tried dozens of times before to no avial.

So whys today different? Well it feels different, i never felt so sure i can do it before i dont think. So here we go....

I tried several diets before, predominately VLCDs like Lighterlife and Cambridge and yes for me they worked really well, but that was then, this is now and i dont feel i can handle a long term VLCD anymore. I also love the idea and success stories of Atkins but with caveats, namely i have very fussy habits (understatement) and most atkins recipes i wouldn't touch. I have found confidence and solice in an online book for geeks called the "Hackers Diet" it seems to make so much sense.

SO, my DIY plan is thus a kind of combo of many ideas and diets!

-Weeks 1-2: Full hardcore VLCD (optifast) to get a "jumpstart" and frankly that initial boost of confidence when it falls off.

-Weeks 3-4: Semi-VLCD (optifast) with added protein meals and extra calories. And starting a training regime with a fitness freak friend. /gulp

-Weeks 4+: A DIY home made, calorie counting Lo-Carb Diet following *almost* atkins but with some mods. And continuing the training.

-Week 25: Compete in a 12km Cross-Country army assault course event in mid-winter! (yup i signed up, its not for the faint hearted but it gives me a GOAL and motivation to stay on track!)

Forgot this is meant to be an Introduction! haha Well i am Martin and i live down under in NZ and i should point out i am a MALE ;) as i guess the forums are probably mainly the ladies :D

So here goes, could use some support along the way folks, i should go start a diary or blog eh...
 
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Good Luck martin! Im sure you will reach it in no time. Im in the same boat as you, i sometimes feel its impossible to lose so much but stay positive and ull get there! i joined slimming world 3 weeks ago and so far lost one and half stone which im so pleased at. i set smaller goals like to a stone which i know i can reach then get to the next stone. i think exercise is a big thing and even if u do it little and often u will see the difference. If you ever need anything though dont hesitate to ask. This site has done so much for me. it gives u that little extra that you sometimes cant find anywhere else with people going through the same things. Good Luck :D x
 
#3
Good luck Martin. I'm sure having a goal will help. I'm doing slimming world plan and doing a weight lifting programme to strengthen and tone. Just keep trying and I'm here too hanging on in there with you.

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#4
Hey Martin nice to see you on here . Sounds like you have a plan . The exercise buddy will help . I know I have one too . It's a great way to stay motivated . NZ hey . Lucky you :) x

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