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Help me re-find my mojo :-((


Silver Member
S: 12st3lb C: 12st3lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 28 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Hi all,

This last week has been a real struggle.

I came back from hols, feeling really motivated but with one thing and another I havent stuck to TFR like I know I should do. I just havent felt motivated enough. I am cross with myself and I know this is a feeling I need to remember so that I can recall it when I am tempted in the next week. Even if I say to myself the stuff I have nibbled on has been 'healthy', I am still annoyed as it should have been nothing, nada, zilch as this is TFR and I CAN DO IT.

I have been very good with water, ensuring I have had at least 3litres of water, although most days its more like 3.5-4litres. I've got to say I have always drank loads anyway, infact the girls at uni were amazed to see me drinking diet coke over the exam times (pre-LT), they had only ever seen me drink water or black coffee!

I have been very wary about making this post but I am hoping for support. I was so good prior to my hols, despite a gain in my 1st week of refeed which I managed to reduce in my 2nd week.

Anyway, I have a conference for a 5days beginning the 17th Aug. I have decided to see how this week goes. If I can get thru to Wednesday sticking totally to TFR then I am going to ring the organisers on Thursday and let them know I dont need meals then I wont get tempted to cheat whilst away. I will be able to bring my blender, I have already checked this out plus there is a pool where I am going so in my time off I will get a chance to do some exercise! If I cant stick to it then I will request a special diet, carb free and stick to proteins & salads.

I stuck to TFR for 5 days during a 'boozy' weekend to the UK so I know I can do it. I have another weekend away mid-sept for which I will need to refeed as its my mates 40th b'day and I would like a drink, that said if I am close enough to goal I may well stick to it; she is not a drinker so she wont be bothered.

Anyway sorry guys for the long post.
And thanks for all support, my bum is well and trully kicked by myself at the mo.
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Life is not a Rehersal!
S: 14st4lb C: 11st6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 28.3 Loss: 2st12lb(20%)
Hi T

Never feel worried about posting....we are all here for one another. Sorry to hear you are really struggling, but when I look at how far you have come, you should be very proud of yourself.

Now, I was looking at your stats......are you sure you are not going OTT??? I only say that, as I see your bmi is 24, and you are 5'6" but want to get to 134lbs...are you sure? Just wondering sweetie,,if you are trying too hard and maybe you should reassess your goals????? Sorry, if you think I am going off in the wrong direction.

You seem so annoyed at yourself, but really, I think you should be so proud of what you have so far achieved....

Maybe you are at a point where you need to eat healthily for a bit, high protein, low carb, low fat and see how you go?? Not my usual post, I know, but I worry seeing your bmi as you are certainly within the range..

Look forward to hearing frm you and how you are getting on.

Take care


Silver Member
S: 12st3lb C: 12st3lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 28 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Thanks Scotsmist,

I often also look at my BMI and think its 'ok' but then I realise I use that as an excuse to cheat when I would really love to get to around 10st. The 9st 8lb is my ultimate goal but I have always said I will re-evaluate that when I get to 10st.

I also know that once I get back into Uni this diet becomes nigh on impossible so if I am to achieve my 'goal' it needs to be in the next 3-6 weeks!

I am so happy with how far I have come. I am meeting some of the girls from Uni for coffee this week and I will be interested in their reaction. I also have a meeting tomorrow night with people I havent seen since before I started the diet.

I have brought my weigh-ins forward to Mondays now as the Wednesdays are going to be difficult once I get onto placement..........another time I might need to re-consider. For now I will take things hour by hour and day by day!!

BTW I have realised that the black coffee is a no-no for me, it makes me hungry!! And increases my salt craving, I will have to do some research on this for myself as LT were worse than useless!!


Life is not a Rehersal!
S: 14st4lb C: 11st6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 28.3 Loss: 2st12lb(20%)
:) You have answered all your doubting questions I think :) You know you need to get to goal, and first one being 10st then re-evalute...you wont be able to do that if you dont follow 100% ;-)!!!

I gave you a get out of jail free card in some ways, but you said, No, I need to do this...good!! Go for it girl...you can do it....

I dont drink much coffee now,,in fact very seldom, and I used to drink a LOT!

Yes, had a bit of a "do" with LT this week re_ refeeding..so gonna get an email from me tomorrow! Seems they have given out misinformation on refeed sheets! grrrrrrrr.

Have a good week and hope all goes well with all your meetings, get togethers! Remember,,,you want to do this and you can do this too!!!!!
S: 18st9lb G: 9st0lb
Sorry to hear you have felt down this week and struggled. As Scotsmist says, you have answered your own questions there. You are soooooo close to your target that you will kick yourself if you don't finish it. Tell yourself you will just be doing this till you go back to Uni and enjoy this sunshine before the hard work starts in September.

Good luck babe, you've convinued us of what you need to do now all you have to do is convince yourself.



Silver Member
S: 12st3lb C: 12st3lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 28 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Thanks guys!!

I know whats to be done... I WILL do it.....

Weigh-in tomorrow and I am looking forward to seeing how much to go before I hit the 10st mark. Hopefully messing around this week hasnt done too much damage.

Thanks for the support!!
S: 18st9lb G: 9st0lb
Good for you babe. I have every confidence in you. You will be one gorgeous girl when you go back to uni and will be proud of yourself for seeing this journey to the end.

Good luck.



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S: 13st9lb C: 13st9lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 34.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
good luck with wi today, will be thinking of you;) u have done fantastic so far, and can do it again missus :)


S: 16st11lb C: 13st13lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 2st12lb(17.02%)
Go Theresa - you are an inspiration. Forget what is now in the past, and look to the future.

I watched the LT dvd for the 1st time yesterday - and it is a bit tacky, but has really motivated me into sticking to the true LT and 100%.

Fast forward to uni, and think how good you will feel when you are as near to goal as you possibly could be.

Good luck !!

Caren. xx


A little of everything!
S: 12st13lb C: 11st0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 28.2 Loss: 1st13lb(14.92%)
OMG! I was the exact same after re-feeding!! It took me weeks to get back on track though- I hope you get there quicker!! I was picking at 'healthy' low-carb stuff too, thinking it wouldn't do any harm.

My original target was 9st 7lbs, but as the months went on (& my losses slowed!) I figured I'd be happy if I got to 10st- lighter than I've been since I was 8yrs old!! (seriously!) I'm now 4wks into maintenence and have dropped 2lbs since coming off tfr without 'trying'? I have a lot on too over the next few months, so will re-assess where I am around the end of September to see if I want to go back to tfr to lose the last bit before Christmas- if it doesn't come off with my own efforts? I can't get it off my pharmacist anymore (my BMI is too low- would you believe it!), but have a few weeks that were donated by a friend who couldn't hack it.


Silver Member
S: 12st3lb C: 12st3lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 28 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Thanks guys,

will post a weigh in thread but in the end I have lost 1lb of my holiday weight. I am a scales hopper and it was more during the week so I know I need to get my head straight.

Caren, I copied the dvd so I think I might just re-watch it to give me some extra motivation!

So far so good anyway, had my 1st shake and 1.5litres of water already. Took my youngest off to the drs. For a long while I have felt he might have ADHD or something similar, I initially took him over 2 years ago and the consultant thought we should wait a while; well I have and after our hols, last week he was a nightmare, Even my usually calm daughter had to walk away from him. She feels he may have Aspergers and I am inclined to agree, she is he est person to look so far anyway as she is a Student Nurse specialising in Intellectual disabilities.. Doc feels something isnt right but we will
await assessment! I feel I have 'done' something positive today!

Thanks everyone, I do love the people here in Minimins!

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