Have you told people you are doing this?

Discussion in 'Lighter Life Forum' started by Chellie_h, 1 May 2008 Social URL.

  1. Chellie_h

    Chellie_h Full Member

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    I have not told many people that i am doing this - so far only family and close friends...only 9 days in so far.
    I told one of my best mates that for the next 100 days+ i would be on packs and have no food or alcohol.

    Her reaction - "what no alcohol for 100 days - I could never do that!!":eek:

    Hehe made me giggle cos i was there thinking, mate i'm going a 100 days without food never mind the booze!! :D

    Have you had any funny reactions and do you find that the people you tell are supportive or what?
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  3. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    IOnly now amd I starting to be more open with it.

    I started out like you, very private, only a very few people knew. I did not want to face a lot of people if I failed.

    Now that I know I am succeeding, and will succeed, I am telling more and more. ALmost have to by now anyway as so many people are noticing the changes! :)

    All of my reactions, all of them, have been positive and supportive. :)
  4. lola123

    lola123 Silver Member

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    Only told my mum at first and OH of course but none of my friends. I have been pretty reclusive as far as socialising is concerned (because of weight gain) so people understood that I don't go out hence making it easier for me to keep it under my hat. Now the world and his dad knows because I am proud to have been on LL its saved my life no kidding.
  5. Chellie_h

    Chellie_h Full Member

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    I am planning on keeping quiet about it for a while - i am a social butterfly but i purposely started LL last week as i am keeping this month free - not planning on going out at the weekends (apart from visiting my family) so by the time June arrives i will be a lot lighter :D:D:D and confident and in control of my temptations.:D
  6. Lisav

    Lisav Full Member

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    I told everyone, as it was something I wanted support for and also so that I had the added incentive of never being able to cheat as someone would say "should you be having that?" Etc - it just spurs me on! Each to their own though!
  7. I've got to say I'm same as Lisav - I've pretty much told everyone - I'm actually quite proud of the fact that I've gone without food & alchohol for 11 odd weeks. I occasionally get the odd inquisition about it but once I tell them how much I've lost and that my doctor recommended it, they tend to shut up!! Having said that, I'd say 95% of the time I've had a very positive response to it...
  8. Kitteh

    Kitteh Resident geek

    only my nearest and dearest.. my family know.. Michael and my best friends sarah and beth know.. tbh.. ive had nothing but support from them.. i also told a friend who had said i looked like i had lost weight.. Whoop.. Never had any "ooh thats dangerous".. type of stuff..

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  9. bexnkev

    bexnkev Silver Member

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    As a I wanted lots of support, I've done a sponsorred slim for the last (almost) 6 months so I've told everyone and his cousin... I knew I wasn't gonna fail this time cos my life depended on ... quite literally :)
  10. SuffolkGuy

    SuffolkGuy Full Member

    I thought I was going to keep it very quiet - then decided life would simply be easier if everyone knew - no excuses for not eating with people etc. First I told all my family - they were delighted and supportive! Now I even tell my clients! (and many have shown a genuine interest.) In fact I've told so many people now, I can't possible allow myself to fail :)
  11. misscheeky

    misscheeky Gold Member

    im doing cd and have told not a sinner only my bf and you guys :) I know i would be made fun of and talked about behind my back so would rather go it alone
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