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  1. flyingunicorn

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    Hello, I'm new to this and am
    In week 4 of Lighterlife total. It's going well so far, 19lb lost and only week 2's been a nightmare :)
    I love Reading all the diaries as they're my 'displacement' activity when I have a craving!

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  3. flyingunicorn

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    Been surprised at how few cravings I've had so far. I can even sit with mates whilst they snack or eat a meal and I don't feel any more than a twinge of jealousy!!
    But tonight, I just feel like I want something in my mouth, I'm like a puppy, chewing everything in sight!! :-D have had two bottles of hot forest fruit drink (plus half the plastic bottle top) and it's kind of done the trick, but I think I need a dummy!! :-D

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    Welcome to the forum, I like your displacement activity idea, I use the forum loads, and hadn't thought of it like that!
    It is a great place to be able to share and ask questions in a supportive way.
    It's good you are strong enough to sit around food and focussed enough, great losses as well!
    Dont forget the water, water, water, have you tried the bars? They help me when I need to chew, I cut one up into 10 pieces and take about an hour to eat and enjoy.

    Good luck with your journey
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    Thank you :) wierdly I've found the water ok. I say wierdly because I'm somebody who can go all day, forget to have a single drink of anything then wonder why I have a headache in the evening!! Now, though I get thirsty if I go for half an hour without my trusty water bottle. A classic case of overeating because i've mistaken hunger for thirst????

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  6. flyingunicorn

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    Oh and yes I've tried the bars, love them!! I freeze them so they take me ages to eat :)

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  7. flyingunicorn

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    Been pleased with myself today as I've identified some usual triggers for eating: getting lost and stressed :-/
    Being in a hotel(any hotel even if I'm not staying there!!)
    Being offered food and drink and feeling like saying no wouldn't be polite!
    Being nervous.
    Saturday night snuggled in front of the telly.

    All these things have been an issue today but I havn't eaten and have stayed relatively sane (well if you discount the major paddy I threw whilst lost and locked in a deserted hospital carpark!!!)

    So, I know I need to guard against over confidence as it's relatively easy to be strong whilst in the "bubble" but am still pleased about these baby steps :)

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  8. flyingunicorn

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    Having a tough day today today, really want to eat and am having to distract myself minute by minute!!
    I'm making some difficult decisions at the moment. I'm currently 38 (next month) and no kids. If I'm going to have children I need to decide very soon whether to go for the sperm donor route or for adoption/long term fostering. So a mind blowing day, sorting finances, researching clinics etc. All this means that I badly want my old friend and tension reliever.... Food.
    At the same time though it's a great incentive to stick to the diet as I'll need to be a healthy weight with good eating habits and energy levels, whichever way I decided to go :)

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  9. flyingunicorn

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    Ugh!! Tough day continues... I havn't eaten anything I shouldn't but am just feeling very sorry for myself now. Hopefully I'll pick up a bit tomorrow :-(

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    Still struggling a bit today although not as bad as yesterday. I'm not craving any particular food, just want everything that I see :) am in grave danger if rugby tackling a small child to the floor and stealing their lunch!! I know that it's a head-feelings thing. I'm still wrestling with "THE" life changing decision. To try for a baby, adopt or stay footloose and fancy free. It's hard doing something this emotional without food as a stress relief and distraction. But, to be honest if I wasn't doing Lighterlife I'd still be burying my feelings under a mountain of food and may not have had the head space to realise how strongly I felt......
    This.... Diet.... Makes.... You..... Think....
    Aaarge!!!!

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  11. flyingunicorn

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    Two pounds off at my WI today. It's my TOTM so I know I should be ok with two but unreasonably because I've had a few struggly days this week I kind of "needed" the boost of a big loss to keep me motivated. I'll be ok though I think because whilst my head's full of fertility treatment info I know that I want to be a healthy weight.
    Was heartily sick of vanilla packs so have managed to swop them all for something different including vegetable soup which I've never tried. Hmm could I be about to discover a new favourite?

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  12. Angie0476

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    Well done on your 2 lbs off xxxx
     
  13. Julz

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    Well done for sticking to plan and 2 lbs in the right direction!
    Changing packs may help you, my taste buds changed a few times early on and having the savoury was good. I have shepherds pie with Tabasco and lots of fresh ground black pepper, or chilli, it feels more like eating.
    Stick with it and these feelings will pass, although not the thinking part!!! Sometimes it can drive you nuts, then your chatterbox starts and you have to do something different to break the pattern.
    Life changing decisions you need to make, so dig deep and think it all through and good luck with whatever you decide to do.
    Jx
     
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    Thanks everybody!! Got a few more shepherd's pies and Broths this week and feel happier having these just to ring the changes xx

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    well done on your loss im the same at totm !! i always think id be ok if my head would just shup up and leave me alone lol take care and stay strong x
     
  16. flyingunicorn

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    Lol tell me about it Karen. I keep saying that my brain needs to be fitted with an 'off' switch!!
    Not been too bad today though, a few cravings and am not well so did the usual trick of " I'm not well so I must NEED food to make me better"
    But I had a broth and that was warm and comforting so did the trick!!
    I can't believe I'm already into week 5, if the next five weeks fly by like this then I'll be at my size 14 goal in no time.
    Thanks again eveybody for the kind words :)

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  17. vanda

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    Drops in to say hi :wavey:

    Well done on sticking to it especially with the emotional thinking/planning going on. Great loss in 2 weeks too.

    I am starting LLT Friday and am going to my first session tomorrow night so am looking forward to getting started.

    Hope you have a lovely rest of the week x
     
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  19. flyingunicorn

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    Good luck with your first day, keep me posted!!

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    Good luck Hun xxx
     
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    hey girl thanks for the comments on my diary xx
    hope all is going well, they say the first week is hard good you got through it ok well done on the loss keep going, i look forward to reading more x
     
  22. flyingunicorn

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    So, a better day today. It's odd, for several months before I did LL I lived almost exclusively off rubbish, horrible I know :-( but anyway since starting this I hardly miss the rubbish at all. The things I'm craving are all meals, proper food with vegetables. I do actually like stuff like that I'm just lazy around food and will go for an instant hit every time. I know I need to change this when I come off LL otherwise it's inevitable that the weight will pile back on :-(
    Anyway, today's been a good day and, in fact this week's gone really quickly. I think by the time I finish this diet I may have put myself off porridge for life!! It's ok if I make it runny but yesterday I made it too thick..... Ick!!!

    Loving reading all the different posts, so keep posting :)

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