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I am sooo going to do it this time :-)

Hmmmm

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S: 23st13lb C: 14st4lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 28.7 Loss: 9st9lb(40.3%)
I have just spent the last hour reading through all of your diaries and they are really interesting - so thought I would have a go.. I have never kept a diary before but am hoping it will help me with my journey and keep me on the straight and narrow!!

I started my "journey" in January when I tipped the scales at 335lbs! I saw a photograph taken over Christmas and was horrified - it then took me another 3 weeks to actually do something about it and the final straw was going to a conference with a collegue (who is a size 8-10) and feeling revolting and embarrased sitting next to her! So, I have been following Rosemary Connelly since then and taking Xen - I only take one tablet a day as I try to have fruit and/or yogurt and a cup-a-soup in the day then a low fat meal in the evening (I take the tablet with that) and I have lost exacly 4 stone - I guess I must be doing something right! I haven't done much exercise to date - with the exception of walking more, but am looking to start swimming the week after next!!

My next goal is our holiday booked for August - I would like to loose at least another 2 stone by then :)
 
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Lexie2005

5:2 lover
S: 18st13.5lb C: 10st5lb G: 10st4lb BMI: 25.7 Loss: 8st8.5lb(45.39%)
You're doing brilliantly honey, well done xx
 

Chrissy72

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S: 16st9.5lb C: 16st3.0lb G: 11st0.0lb BMI: 37.8 Loss: 0st6.5lb(2.78%)
We're all in the same boat. Good luck and keep posting xxx
 

Hmmmm

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S: 23st13lb C: 14st4lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 28.7 Loss: 9st9lb(40.3%)
Hello.. It's Saturday! I am really starting to dread weekends (as far as food is concerned) I find it relatively easy while at work.. I have got a busy, hectic job and it is easy not to think about food and keep in a routine but weekends are a whole different story! I have got my parents coming later this afternoon and OH is cooking a stew - I monitored him prepariing it this morning (much to his annoyance) and he didn't coook it in or add any oil/butter etc. but it has got Guiness in which I know is not great - I find I get really anxious if I am not in control of the food preperation - does anyone else find the same issue?? Anyway, I will be having a small portion and loads of veggies :) I have bought some Jelly Babies for tonight in an attempt to avoid chocolate coming out of the cupboard! (OH has a stash in the back of the cupboard and although I know it is there I can ignore it unless we are entertaining!) - I guess I am going to have to get used to these difficulties and find some coping strategies as this IS my new way of life and there are going to be many more weekends and family visits! Hope you are all having a good weekend xx
 

Lexie2005

5:2 lover
S: 18st13.5lb C: 10st5lb G: 10st4lb BMI: 25.7 Loss: 8st8.5lb(45.39%)
I so know where you are coming from, my hubby used to love cooking but he says I used to make him miserable watching over his shoulder the whole time but now he completely gets what I can & can't eat so he is trusted again lol. I tend to have sweets on hand at all times for when the nibbles attack, I am lucky not to be a chocoholic or I would have major problems with all the easter eggs my son got. You are doing so well though, 4 stone loss is fantastic, try & use that to get you through the weekends xx
 

hobnobsmummy

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S: 20st4lb C: 16st11.5lb G: 14st0lb BMI: 35.8 Loss: 3st6.5lb(17.08%)
Well done on your fab loss already, good luck with your journey, onwards and downwards!:)x
 

Hmmmm

Full Member
S: 23st13lb C: 14st4lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 28.7 Loss: 9st9lb(40.3%)
I have survived the weekend of entertaining and even a shopping trip with my Mum today - which included a trip to Costa Coffee - I had a fruit tea :) I saw some really lovely dresses and the thought of being able to wear one has given me more determination not to spend another summer trying to cover up!

I have got a prescription of Xen here and, like everyone, there doesn't seem to be any around here.. I have got 6 tablets left so am going to have a ring around the pharmacy's tomorrow and see if I have any more luck!

Hope everyone else has enjoyed the weekend xx
 

Lexie2005

5:2 lover
S: 18st13.5lb C: 10st5lb G: 10st4lb BMI: 25.7 Loss: 8st8.5lb(45.39%)
Well done for staying strong this weekend! I used clothes in my wardrobe when I was wobbling, I would look at something I used to love wearing & think how great it would feel being able to wear it again & do you know what it feels even better than I thought it would, I am wearing nearly everything I couldn't get in which means a shopping trip will be needed in the next few months as I have hardly anything smaller left to slim in to!!!!
 

sarahaglover

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The thought of Clothes in smaller sizes & nice dresses & skinny jeans are what help keep me focused too. When I started my journey I said I'd be happy at a size 16 & now I'm there its hard to believe and as lexie said it feels even better than you can imagine. Keep up your good work & well done x
 

Hmmmm

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S: 23st13lb C: 14st4lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 28.7 Loss: 9st9lb(40.3%)
What a day!!! Weigh in this morning.. I lost 2lbs - I know I should be really pleased with it but I was hoping for more! I think I might not hav eaten enough last week or maybe it was the bottle of wine mid-week? Either way, 2lb it is!

Then got to work and suddenly got a really bad headache - then it went from bad to worse all day!! I am usually a really positive person and it takes a lot to knock me but work really took it out of me today - however, I usually would have turned to some chocolate and I didn't!! :D So for that I am really proud of myself!!

Hoping tomorrow will be an improvement! Off to bed now! xx
 

Mis-behave

Gold Member
S: 99.7kg C: 94kg G: 63kg BMI: 34.1 Loss: 5.7kg(5.73%)
Well done on the loss, and hope you feel better tomorrow
 

Chrissy72

Full Member
S: 16st9.5lb C: 16st3.0lb G: 11st0.0lb BMI: 37.8 Loss: 0st6.5lb(2.78%)
Well done - for the 2lb off and for not turning to chocolate when you felt bad :) xxx
 

sarahaglover

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2lbs is a fab loss. I think we would all like to see bigger losses at times so lose sight of how fab we are doing managing to lose even 1lb a week. Are you measuring yourself too so u can actually see the inches dropping off? & very well done not turning to choc x x x
 

Hmmmm

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S: 23st13lb C: 14st4lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 28.7 Loss: 9st9lb(40.3%)
Thank you for your comments!! I had a good nights sleep and have felt much better today :)

Had a really good day as far as food is concerned and have planned a king prawn stir fry with sweet chilli sauce for dinner - just waiting for the prawns to defrost!

Had a much better day at work too and am feeling much more positive about things - I seem to be making progress again! - Thank god! I am the Registered Manager of a residential home for young adults with learning disabilities and autism and one of the young ladies is having a really difficult time at the minute - being physically aggressive towards the support staff and destructive to her environment - needless to say it is enough to drive anyone to chocolate (and alcohol!!) However, I have resisted up until now and am feeling positive there will be no need for any tonight - going to clean the house insetad!!

Hope everyone else has had a good day :) xxx
 

xAlisonx

Silver Member
S: 17st2lb C: 13st7lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 32.4 Loss: 3st9lb(21.25%)
Hi, Just wanted to say well done on your loss so far! Enjoyed reading your diary
 

Hmmmm

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S: 23st13lb C: 14st4lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 28.7 Loss: 9st9lb(40.3%)
Hi, today is Friday! I am working all weekend so will wait until Monday for a day off! - But in a way I am relieved because it means I don't have to get out of my little food routine - how sad!!

I have had a good week with regards to food and am hoping for a good loss.. weigh-in is Monday!

On another note, I only have two tablets left - I have been reading all the posts about the shortage but think I have been in denial about not being able to get any. I have called around all the chemists in the area and no-one has any or knows when they will get more. One pharmacy I asked did said he had some so I excitedly asked him to put them to one side - when I got there, script in hand 20 mins later another lady told me they hadn't had any for months - I explained that someone had put some aside for me etc. and it turned out the pharmasist on the phone had mis-heard me and put aside Senna-kot - Xenical/Senna-kot?? It did make me laugh :) Probably would have done the same job to be honest!!

Hope everyone else has had a good week? xxx
 

xAlisonx

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S: 17st2lb C: 13st7lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 32.4 Loss: 3st9lb(21.25%)
Lol that is funny, the pharmacist mistaking it for Senna kot of all things! Hope you manage to get some tabs. I've heard co op pharmacies often have them in and I've also have had luck with smaller independant pharmacies. I understand what you mean about the food routine, it's always hard for me on weekends xx
 

busybee_mummy

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S: 15st9.5lb G: 11st7lb
Senna kot! That's so funny but your right probably would do the same thing!

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Hmmmm

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S: 23st13lb C: 14st4lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 28.7 Loss: 9st9lb(40.3%)
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Hmmmm

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S: 23st13lb C: 14st4lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 28.7 Loss: 9st9lb(40.3%)
Had a good weekend - I was working so easy to stay in a routine!

Weighed this morning and have lost 4lbs which I am really pleased with! I am now officially out of Xenical - took the last one yesterday - so that's it - going it alone now :sigh:

Got a day off of work today and going to have a go at an exercise DVD I have blown the dust off of!! Just wating for the Sainsburys delivery so I can have some lunch - there is nothing (I mean nothing!) in the house that I can eat - with the exception of some pickled onions??! I will wait until they have been so I don't have to answer the door in am undesirable state! :)

Hope everyone else has had a good weekend? xxx
 
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