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I can do this....right?

S: 19st1lb C: 17st13lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 43.1 Loss: 1st2lb(5.99%)
Day two on Lipotrim. The mornings have been quite easy actually, as it's the busiest time of the day for me, but as the 4-5pm lull sets in I have nothing but food on my mind. This empty feeling in my stomach doesn't hurt it just feels different. I'm used to covering this feeling up with food, which would explain why I was always putting food in my mouth.

Day two is definitely harder than day one and the motivation I had yesterday that I CAN do this, now has a question mark after it. I can do this, right? I am strong enough to see this through, aren't I? I do want to lose the weight bad enough, that's no question -- but will I truly be able to resist food altogether?

I would think it would be a lot easier if I didn't have meals to make for the family - the smells are destroying my will power! Well, obviously not completely destroying it - as I've run to the computer to post this rather than shove food in my face.

If this is only day two, I'm going to rely on this site a lot more than I imagined for support and encouragement. My husband can only see me struggle, he can't possibly understand - he's 10 stone and struggles to keep it on! -some people have all the luck!

I just keep thinking of the next time I see my family and friends back home and how happy my Mom will be to see the pounds shed, this time for good. And of course I think of my kids, being able to keep up with them and play with them on the swingset. I want my 6 year old son to be proud to see his Mom waiting for him after school. I know it's only a matter of time before one of his friends points out that his mom is fat.

Oh please just let me get through making the dinner-- I wish I could make dinners for the entire week in one day so that I wouldn't have to go through this again - oh GOD it smells so good!!!:cry:

I CAN do this...right?
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S: 16st8lb C: 14st1.5lb G: 13st9lb BMI: 30.9 Loss: 2st6.5lb(14.87%)
Yes you can. You absolutly can. You already know all the reasons you want to do it so keep them at the front of your mind. Get through this week and from then on in it is easier. Not easy but easier. I also have a family to cook for and had no idea how I would manage but I am loving cooking for them. I'm trying out lots of healthy things on them for when I do my refeed. Use this sit because the support you get is incredible. The very best of luck. x
S: 20st11lb C: 14st4lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 6st7lb(31.27%)
When i was on my first couple of weeks....when feeling really motivated (normally just after Weigh in) i used to batch cook loads... even if its just the sauces....

Its less torturous in the week!!! x


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S: 13st0lb C: 11st13lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 27 Loss: 1st1lb(8.24%)
First few days are the hardest but maybe just set the first mini goal of making it through to first weigh in? It is sooooo worth it. And yes, you can! :)
S: 19st1lb C: 17st13lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 43.1 Loss: 1st2lb(5.99%)
Thanks everyone. Great idea of batch cooking! I'm starting that this morning after I have my first shake so the temptation isn't so strong. When my husband and kids came home I shoved their plates at them and got the heck out of the kitchen. The only thing I could equate the feeling to was perhaps an alcoholic running out of a bar before taking that first drink. I had one of those "light-bulb" moments after this experience. For years I had blamed my father for choosing alcohol over his family but what I've been doing with food isn't all the different. They both have the same result...an early grave.

So I was strong enough to decide not to cave last night. I kept myself busy by, of all things, paining the back garden fence - hey, it worked! And it was productive to boot! :) And by the time I dragged myself back in the house, the dishes were cleaned and all traces of dinner was hidden away and I felt pretty darn proud of myself. Today I'm back to, I CAN to this - I can, and I AM doing this!

Great idea also about setting mini goals, my first is making through today. Next is making it through until my Friday's weigh in. Then I'll take it week to week, as that seems much more accomplishable than 135 lbs by June...June seems forever away!

Thanks for all the tips and support - I appreciate it more than you could ever imagine!!!!

Here's wishing you all a happy and successful Sunday!

Note to self...drink more!!! :waterbottle:
S: 19st1lb C: 17st13lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 43.1 Loss: 1st2lb(5.99%)
Ya know Pamdev, it does feel pretty darn good. For the first time in a very long time I feel like I'm finally in control of myself again and I really cannot put a measure of pleasure on to that! And aside from feeling a bit run down -- which, if I was to be perfectly honest, it's not all that different from the way I usually feel anyway -- I consider myself lucky that I don't have any of the physical aches/pains complaints that are typical with this diet. My biggest complaint, hands down, would be the fact that my mouth resembles a cat's litter box!

But there is definitely truth in the theory of making it through the 3rd day...it's as if a switch has gone off and I'm much stronger today than yesterday. So strong in fact, that I was able to feed my 2 yr old MY favorite meal and I wasn't so much as tempted to lick my fingers! Now that is amazing!!!

I'm sure I am bound to hit a brick wall here and there, as my journey is long and I'm a bit of a realist, but here's to keeping the attitude positive and the goal within reach, eh? :)

Have a great and successful week!
S: 20st11lb C: 14st4lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 6st7lb(31.27%)
I don't think anyone NEVER has a hiccup or a slip here and there!!! But its the long term you have to think off!!! The overall losses.... long term changes to your life!!! Feels good!!! x

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