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#1
Hi there people. I'm away to start exante total solution (tomorrow) and have just come across this forum. What a stroke of luck! I have increasingly put on weight over the past three years and now come in at about 16.5 stone. I'm 5ft 9 and a size 18-20. Ideally I'e like to get down to 11st, but we'll see...

I've been shutting myself off from others and tend to avoid all social situations if possible. I feel like my life is passing me by and I am simply watching from the sidelines. It has got me very down and it scares me how much time I spend day dreaming of what my life 'could' be like. So....I've decided to try a VCLD, at least for a while and I'm also going for counselling. I really need to get to the bottom of why I over eat! So folks, I'll keep you updated and let you know how my first week goes! Ailsa xx
 
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#2
Well Hi There Ailsa it is very good to see you on this forum, not sure if you have been through any of the threads/posts on here, if you have you will no doubt have seen how everyone inspires and motivates each other and is there for each other, if not, we are here for you. Some of us have no doubt been where you are right now so you are not alone.

The most important thing is that have taken the 1st step to a new you. I am not a counsellor but I am sure they will tell you to start liking yourself for who you are, you have acknowledged that you have weight problem and you are wonderfully taking care of that.
With regards to the VLCD's, they work very well, just look at the results of everyone on here, some have slipped but got back on it and that is the important thing. The 1st week is probably the hardest but it does get easier, make sure you share everyday and you will get through it easier and we will try and do our best to make it easier for you.

Please please feel free to be very honest and open on this forum, rant and rave when you need to, but also be happy and put down your achievements, every pound lost is a victory. Never forget to pat yourself on the back every minute of every day,After all it is you who have after taken the first step. Focus on the positive while correcting the negatives.

I can guarantee that everyone on here will wish you well and welcome you with open arms. Just remember that you are not and never will be alone on this journey of " A New You".
Thanks for joining us.
 
#3
Thanks for reply

Thanks for all that! I'm so chuffed I came across this forum! I've read through a lot of the threads so feeling rather motivated. :) I had a shake this morning and away to have another. They're much nicer than I thought they would be.....glad I bought a 'shaker' before I started now!
 
#4
eya hun welcum to the forum and good luck on your diet..like mark said we are all ere for each other...we are all on the same boat and yes regarding vlcd's they are really good for you....and if you read people's success stories on here they will help you stay motivated...:D...come on here as it does help with the time go by
mwah
 

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#5
Welcome welcome :D
I cannot word it better than lovely mister mark, our forum 'daddy' (hheheh he will love that one:p)

He has put into words so eloquently what this forum is and what it means to me... So I will not try!

I am so glad you have decided to join us ailsa.. truly taking this first step is the hardest and shows you are motivated to not change. but create the you that you deserve to be...

I hope to see lots more of you on the forum.. That is the beauty of this here inter web thing.. we can support each other and become a little dieting family without you having to worry about what we think, or any judgements.. just be the you that you are.. :D xxx