I'm new on here (Emmysweightloss)

Emmysweightloss

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S: 22st5lb C: 19st2.5lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 43.3 Loss: 3st2.5lb(14.22%)
Hi everyone, I'm very new to this whole VLCD thing, I only started yesterday (Monday) using Slim and Save. I weighed in at my heaviest last year at 22 stone 5 lbs much to my horror and managed to get down to 20 stone 7 lbs through calorie counting but now I want to see the weight coming off that bit faster so I have opted for S&S.

I read on the website that as I'm over 17 st I should be having 5 packs, I have personally opted instead for 4 packs plus a 100g of Quorn in the evening (I'm a veggie). I'm enjoying the crispy choc shakes and caramel ones and loved the first dark choc truffa bar I have tried but god did I need my Quorn last night! ha ha.

I'm nervous at the moment as I so want to lose this excess weight but don't feel I can get the support in my real life as I dare not tell anyone about the VLCD thing for fear of having one lecture after another so I'm hoping I can get and give support on here to those facing similar issues.

Anyway I hope to talk with some of the other S&S forum members, Em x
 
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LisaxMrs2b

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S: 17st11lb C: 17st4lb G: 13st11lb BMI: 41.5 Loss: 0st7lb(2.81%)
Hi Em,

I am starting tomorrow when my pack arrives, I'm over 17 stone too so having 5 packs, which I am please about lol as not sure how I would cope with 3 or 4 and adding a meal for me wouldn't work at the start of my journey. My problem is food, when I start eating I just can't stop so by cutting out food altogether and noticing a weight loss I am hoping I can beat this. I can lose weight by SW, WW, CC but it takes me months to notice any difference as I am so heavy and by them I am bored and depressed. If I dropped a dress size i sweat I would burst into tears, It has just never happened to me before I only ever get bigger.

Good luck and well done on losing nearly 2 stone already xx
 

Emmysweightloss

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S: 22st5lb C: 19st2.5lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 43.3 Loss: 3st2.5lb(14.22%)
thanks LisaxMrs2b for your reply, oh good luck when you start, I don't know about you but I'm excited on one hand that maybe this will help me achieve my goal and nervous on the other as I don't want to fail on it you know what its like. I can totally see where you are coming from re the five packs, I basically am having the 4 packs plus 100g of Quorn and no other food. I at least live on my own at the present so it does mean I can totally control what comes into the house which basically other than my food packs is my numerous 100g packs of Quorn for each evening and a bottle of skimmed milk for the 150ml daily allowance, my shopping list seems so short at the mo! ha ha I used the weeks running up to my start date to run down everything in the house like cereals, crackers etc so there was nothing to tempt me left in the place!

I know what you mean when you have a lot of weight to lose it can get so frustrating losing it slowly, I can do that like you said, I have done that but I then get low and fed up and start to lose my motivation and soon I am back to my secret eating habits and I realised this time I needed to see results fast.

Its great meeting someone else on here starting their journey around the same time, Em x
 

LisaxMrs2b

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S: 17st11lb C: 17st4lb G: 13st11lb BMI: 41.5 Loss: 0st7lb(2.81%)
That's good that you will have no temptation at home, I have a 22 month old and a newborn lol as well as a Fiance who is one of these very annoying people who can eat what they like and never gain a pound lol.
 

Emmysweightloss

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S: 22st5lb C: 19st2.5lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 43.3 Loss: 3st2.5lb(14.22%)
that must be so tough, I am going to make the most of living alone, I know I would find it much harder in your situation, I see my sis struggling with her diet as she has a husband who has a mega large appetite and two kids around so she has to have food in for them of course so I can only imagine how much tougher it will be for you but you sound motivated so I'm sure you can do it. My fear is my nights out with friends, we always do a meal and the cinema or a meal and the theatre etc everything always includes a meal! ha ha so god only knows how I'm going to get around that!! Em
 

<3_my_cat_x

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S: 15st11.3lb C: 15st11.3lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 40.5 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Hi Em! Welcome - you've come to the right place for support :) You should set up a diary on the diaries page and then you will have a great place to vent and receive support :) The topic of what other people think when they hear their friend/sister etc... doing a VLCD is often discussed on here. It's great that you live alone so you have less temptation but if it comes to a point where you do need to tell people then if they are negative let them be, but secretly think that's fine Ill show you. Youll be the one laughing at the end :) From your post you actually sound a little like me in terms of being a veggie and the whole social life revolving around food thing!!! I have struggled in the past on SnS with the socialising aspect because, being a vegetarian I can't just go out and order a nice ketosis friendly steak and salad or chicken salad minus the dressing. It is tough - most vegetarian food in restaurants (apart from vegetarian restaurants!) is quite carby because thats they only way they know how to bulk it out without using meat! Meat eaters on SnS can even go to an Indian restaurant and have something like tandoori chicken with salad or something (im not sure dont hold me to it but i know they can have something!) but the only indian food available to vegetarians contains either loads of 'bulking out' potato or a creamy sauce or both! :eek: So it's tough. I actually have decided this time I am going to limit going out on nights out till I get to goal and just spend time doing other things - fortunately I have my wedding to plan for in July so that keeps me busy!

Sorry if some of that was negative - I don't want you to be put off by what I said. You shouldnt be at all! Youj ust need to have your head in the right place and it sounds like you do :) If you stick to the plan you cannot fail to lose weight - this time next week youll be posting about ur massive week 1 loss - you wait and see! :) I just wanted to say hi i guess and let you know were all here for you.

Good luck hun!

X

PS. Well done on your weight loss so far - fab :)
 

Lou_G

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S: 15st0lb C: 13st9lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 33.8 Loss: 1st5lb(9.05%)
Welcome and good luck! I'm on day two too for the millionth time!! Wish I hadn't taken breaks from it and just powered through lol

Keep us updated with how you're getting on :)
 

Cherry-Blossom

I CAN do this
S: 18st4lb C: 15st10lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 37.8 Loss: 2st8lb(14.06%)
Good luck. I also live alone (well in a house share) so have total control and no real temptation. Whenever I do a diet that includes food I find it far to easy to give in. When I finish this, before I go back onto food, I want hypnotherapy to try and change my mindset and possibly a hypoband to keep it off.
 

Lulu1964

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S: 18st10lb C: 13st9.5lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 26.7 Loss: 5st0.5lb(26.91%)
Hi Emmy and welcome.

A lot of people dont tell the people around them until it becomes obvious and people start asking... come to the forum for support, we all understand what you are going through and can give some kind words or a bit of a boost.

well done with your losses so far, and good luck x
 

siobhan23

Member
S: 12st3lb C: 12st2lb G: 10st10lb Loss: 0st1lb(0.58%)
Hi and good luck I am on day one today after a few false starts, I am not telling anyone either as I don't want people judging me, I am not even telling my husband as I will just have a healthy dinners with him at night and tell him once he starts to notice and I am on the plan a few weeks!! We have no events coming up and am away with work for a week so hoping to stick to just 4 packs a day for this first week.

S x
 

Emmysweightloss

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S: 22st5lb C: 19st2.5lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 43.3 Loss: 3st2.5lb(14.22%)
thanks guys, I so know what you mean re telling people, its a difficult one, at the moment I'm not telling people for fear of judgements as I don't want to have to cope with the many lectures over VLCDs etc, so for now I will just say I am trying to lose weight on a low carb diet. Its so annoying that people feel they can judge you so easily arghhh

I think it is easier living alone or like you cherryblossum in shared accom, not having to cater for anyone else food needs helps, I can be totally selfish and only bring in what I need!

thanks for the ideas <3_my_catx, the diary sounds like a great idea oh and can totally relate to the worries due to being a veggie, not sure how I will get around eating out, well maybe just try and do the cinema, theatre etc for now without the meal. I know I have a special birthday meal planned but that is not until May and so I may just have to come off it for one night then and then face going through a few tough days again until back in ketosis but as a once in a blue moon thing I will consider it but don't want to be on and off it all the time as it would just be too tough.

Anyway thanks again guys for all the support, it really is helpful, as so far day 2 has been tough, bad headaches, I am feeling a bit irritable as well so hopefully in time this will pass! Em
 

Zozozela

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S: 17st9lb C: 17st9lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 38.7 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Welcome to the forum and I hope you manage to get to goal; you must have some strong will-power losing 2stone on CC diet- well done.
Re telling everyone, I've a similar problem and it frustrates me that people think commenting on a weight loss plan is fair game.
 

Emmysweightloss

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S: 22st5lb C: 19st2.5lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 43.3 Loss: 3st2.5lb(14.22%)
Well I have now completed day 3 on the S&S plan, I have got to admit today and yesterday were the toughest, I was so worried I was going to crack tonight but I reached for a glass of coke zero instead so feeling really happy with myself right now even if I feel a bit like someone coming off drugs, food has always been my drug and this last three days I realised just how addicted I am to food and especially carbs! I have been struggling with the headaches and been quite shaky but feeling positive still that I can do it thanks to the great support on minimins. Em
 

Megna92

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Hi lovely. I completed Day 3 yesterday as well, so now on day 4 (it's past midnight ;D).

This is a restart for me. I lost almost 2 stone last year and managed to keep it off until October/November and its piled on since.

I'm determined to lose it all again AND more. Minimins is such an amazing support. Dunno how I'd manage without it! Xxx
 

Lou_G

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S: 15st0lb C: 13st9lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 33.8 Loss: 1st5lb(9.05%)
High five on completing day 3 Em! Coke zero is a bit of a lifesaver isn't it! Must be the bubbles :D

I'm on day 4 today like you and am already feeling less desperate. Not gagging for my first pack - so must be in ketosis - hope you are too!!
 

Emmysweightloss

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S: 22st5lb C: 19st2.5lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 43.3 Loss: 3st2.5lb(14.22%)
thanks for your lovely replies Megna92 and Lou_G, the support on here is fab and is really helping! Yes day 4 as well for me so its great to talk with others who literally started at the same time as me! Yeah I noticed I'm not feeling as desperate this morning (day 4 ) as I have done on day 2 and 3 so hopefully that means either ketosis or I'm getting used to the diet at the very least, usually I am chomping at the bit to get my shake for brekky but today I wasn't as fixated on it! I am loving having coke zero, its been a life saver in the evenings just being able to have a glass of it instead of cracking and having a food binge or something.

Anyway good luck with day 4 as well and I'm sure we can all do it, positive thinking and all! Em x
 

Deezer

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S: 20st11lb C: 14st4lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 6st7lb(31.27%)
Good luck hun!!! X
 

Emmysweightloss

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S: 22st5lb C: 19st2.5lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 43.3 Loss: 3st2.5lb(14.22%)
Day 5 and I am avoiding the scales for fear of over obsessing over how much I have or haven't lost so far, I am trying to hold out to weigh for the first time in a week on Monday when I officially am due to weigh in after my first whole week on S&S although those scales are crying out my name to hop on at the mo so I'm hoping I can resist the urge right now.

I have a lot of weight to lose but I'm worried I may not see a big first week loss as I am coming to the S&S plan following already being on a calorie controlled diet and not coming to it following my original massive binges I used to have. When I first started calorie counting and stopped my mega daily binge eating I lost loads in the first week but this time even though S&S is restrictive I am a little worried that as I'm coming from eating 1200-1500 kcals I may not see a really good loss. I know its silly stressing over this but I guess I can see how well people did on here on their first week and I am thinking what if my loss is low, sorry for rambling on, just on a bit of a low and stressing over anything and everything! I guess at the end of the day any loss is worth celebrating and any week on track means not only losing weight but not gaining any! Em
 

Cherry-Blossom

I CAN do this
S: 18st4lb C: 15st10lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 37.8 Loss: 2st8lb(14.06%)
As you say any loss is worth celebrating. At the end of the day a big first loss does not a thin person make. It's the weeks afterwards and sticking to it that make the difference.
 

Emmysweightloss

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S: 22st5lb C: 19st2.5lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 43.3 Loss: 3st2.5lb(14.22%)
thanks cherryblossum, just on a bit of a low today,

bit stressed as this is my first week on S&S and after months of no periods I get my first one in yonks during this first week on a VLCD arghhhh and now I'm in pain and weepy and feeling all over the place plus am craving some chocolate big time so I am going to have to eat my S&S truffa bar very slowly!! ha ha

Em
 




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