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I really DO mean it this time!


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And do you know what, I think it's the first time in all my (many) attempts to lose weight that I really do

This has been quite a revalation to me as I always thought that I did mean it, but now I think I was just always looking for an excuse to fall off the wagon:eek:

I think minimins has helped more than anything, there have been several posts that have caused me to have a 'lightbulb moment' and I really know now the battle really is won or lost inside your mind

Also this time it is all about my health, looking better (if I do will just be an added bonus)

I really hope this feeling continues and I don't end up eating my words (or anything else)

So what makes you mean it this time?
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Is determined and focused
Thanks Sarah

and:wow:well done on your weight loss so far:happy096: It is so inspiring to see what you've done:D

I have to say also that I love your sig pic of the horse ride:heartpump: What fantastic motivation! I also can't wait to be able to ride again


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Go loved-up! I know what you mean about the light bulb moment. I had it once and it worked so well. (then lost it for different reasons :break_diet:) but I have it back on, and I have learnt from my mistake.

I love spending ages reading blogs/diaries/threads of successful people: it is so inspiring (and it prevents you from eating when you want it!:eek:)

I will be following your progression :D

Again, good luck :D


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Thanks so much Elie

I'm sure we'll be 'seeing' lots more of each other as we get smaller and smaller:D

Oh and I love your little daily rainbow award, what a fantastic idea!


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the rainbow is such a great thing to do at the end of the day! I feel like a child.

I shall follow your progression, and we will be slim in no time :D

We're simply the best :cool:

How is it ging today?
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I really mean it this time too...and I feel different this time too, maybe because I'm doing this for myself and not to please other people!

lots of love



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I really mean it this time too...and I feel different this time too, maybe because I'm doing this for myself and not to please other people!
I think you are spot on. It is important that the decision comes from us. I don't see myself that different from someone who has to stop smoking: it has to come from me or else, I won't be motivated. But of course, it is nice to see that people are happy for us :D Do you have a thread/diary/blog 1974rach?
i hope you can stick to it,
it look like you got the right idea in your mind,
thats half the battle sometime,
Good Luck
maria xx


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Thanks Rach and Galaxy:flowers:and the best of luck with your journeys too:D

Elie your totally right about doing it for yourself, I think before although I would want to 'wake up slim' I was only really doing it because I felt I should, if you know what I mean?

Today has gone well thanks, had my second weigh in and lost 4lbs so am over the moon with that:D

I have also faced my demons and found out how much I weighed at the start and now (I'd asked my CDC not to tell me:eek:) but I feel strong enough to face it now and tackle it head on, I've even got myself a ticker:eek:

I just hope I can keep as focused, I want this so badly but I know that at the end of the day it's all down to me, and luckily that doesn't seem so scary anymore:)


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Well done loved-up! You know, I didn't want my CDC to tell me my weight either but then I had to check on the scales :confused:. I am a bit obsessed like that :p

And I think this is so great that you can now feel comfortable enough to look at your original weight. Adn the ticker is a BRILLIANT idea. last year, it was so comforting to see the ticker go down and down and down!

You should join the February challenge. You set up a weightloss goal for the month, set up a ticker for it and then you enjoy :D.

How are you doing with the water? I find it so hard!



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Morning Elie

Yep I'm on the feb challenge (and the easter one lol!) but the ticker for it is a fab idea, I shall go and do that in a minute:D

I'm usually not too bad with the water but I have to admit I'm struggling with it at the moment:eek: I'm wondering if the cold weather is not helping? I've been having the water flavouring hot and it's lovely, just a shame we can't have more than a teaspoon a day or I'd be able to drink loads! I expect it's hard for you too to be able to keep popping to the loo at work which doesn't help?

Hope you have another good rainbow day today:D


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LOL, the loo thing is quite a problem as I can't really leave my little monsters on their own :D So I just run to the staff loos (which are conveniently situated near my classroom) in between lessons.:D

Last time, my CDC didn't tell me anything about a limit on the flavouring....:confused: I used to put a teaspoon in a litre of water.

I absolutely love tickers. Especially when you get really far away from the start of the ticker and you can see how much you've managed to achieve :D

We will survive another day loved-up, we will :D

Elie x
:D Do you have a thread/diary/blog 1974rach?

I started a blog when I joined, but its time to start again I think...then you can all delve into my psyche and discover what a mad head I really am!

Hope you are all having a fabby day (in the snow brrrrr)



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Hey Rach

The snow is gone here in NW Kent. But apparently, they are forecasting some more. They contradict themselves all the time! This time, I buy a spade :D And I would defo read your diary if you had one :D (I love doing that, lol)

Loved-up? Any news from the diet? How is it going?

Elie xoxo


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Hi Elie

It's all going really well thanks:D

I'm even managing my water so I'm really pleased about that!

I'm not expecting a big loss on my wi (monday) after doing pretty well for the 1st 2 weeks, but you know what, for the first time I don't really care:D

The numbers are great and I'm so pleased with what I've lost,but I know I'm sticking to it and I know the weight is going to come off so I'm happy to take as long as it takes

I really do have a totally different mindset this time, I just hope it stays that way!

I see you've been doing well by all your lovely rainbows:D when is your weigh in?


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Glad to see everything is fine loved-up :D

I never lose big amount of weight, but it is always regular. Usually 5lbs every week, not bad ;) But TOTM is soon and I feel all bloated, so I am not anticipating a big weight loss either. Never mind, as you said, it will come off in the end :D. Patience in everything, as my mum would say :)

Congrats on drinking all the water! I find so hard, so I force myself. Yuck. I don't like it ;)

See later



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Oh, and WI is tomorrow :D

But I usually do my own WI ceremony and this is the weight loss that I register on my signature. The reason behind this is that last time I could see my CDC at the end of the day or 1st thing in the morning, so it wasn't accurate.

Can't wait :D

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