Interesting Article In Todays Mail

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  1. icemoose

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    That is really interesting. I'm loosing roughly a stone a month, but thankfully at the moment my energy levels are going up not down, but then I do have loads to loose, not just a stone or two. I wouldn't want to go smaller than a 14/16 because I don't think it would suit me. I've never been thin, so I think I would be a different person if I became too small (in my dreams only!) A 14/16 is healthy for me - although I would still be classed as overweight by those in the medical profession!

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    And MEE! lol I do really like Hannah's fitness dvd too.! so far i do not feel has if my personalty has changed at all.!

    Being 4 stones down.x
     
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    I was definitely more depressed after getting to goal weight than I was before I started to lose weight. I believed that when you got slim that suddenly the world was a happy place but the reality is very much different.

    And I was also much more food obsessed afterwards, I was never that bothered about the scales before I reduced down but after finishing I was weighing about 5 times a day!

    For the first few months after to getting to goal weight I felt massive relief and what I thought was happyness but then the reality of living my life without food as my comfort blanket anymore meant I fell to bits quite quickly.

    I got there in the end but a lot of that article definitely hit home on me !
     
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    And I was also much more food obsessed afterwards, I was never that bothered about the scales before I reduced down but after finishing I was weighing about 5 times a day!

    OOOhh yes im the same daily weighing every morning.!

    And sometimes i hide away from friends who want to go for a 'munch' i think in my had 'weight gain' straight away.

    Then can't stop thinking that im going to be huge again.!

    So on that point i am constently 'thinking weight everyday still'

    Hope that will die down one day???x:)
     
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    For me I suppose I had stopped smoking, gambling, drugs, drinking etc and therefore food was my last sticky plaster !

    I always assumed when I got to goal weight that I wouldn't need comfort or boredom tools anymore but of course I did, I was stuck in a hard place of either eat and get overweight again or hang in there...

    I felt like a pressure cooker with no valve's anymore, food was never the problem it was actually the solution and now I was slim I had no solution for my stress anymore.

    Always made me smile that I appeared in a magazine the same day I was written off work, broke up with my wife and put on a load of pills for depression and anxiety ! The irony anyway wasn't lost on me...

    It was only when I dealt with WHY I ate and not WHAT I ate that I found the answers and now I haven't dieted at all for over four years and am still at goal weight, but no diet was ever going to cure my past...it was all in my head !
     
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    I think my personality didn't change much, though perhaps I became a little more serious...though happy with that too as I felt free to be serious IYKWIM.

    I did go through a depressed period though. Not sure whether it was due to the speed of the weight loss. It's possible. I think it was more to do with losing buddies. My oneline buddies, rather than my real life friends ;) Incredibly lonely and confused. Almost as if I'd be put in another room on my own and was looking in at everyone having fun.

    I missed losing weight. I missed not seeing the scales go down and totally overwhelmed at the task I had in front of me with few guidelines as to how I could turn what I had been doing into some sort of 'normal' eating (though obviously had been doing strict healthy eating with a firm structure). I did enjoy the challenge, but it frightened me at times.

    I'm surprised how totally obsessed I had been, and was, and probably still am with the whole aspect of dieting, headstuff etc. Would have thought I'd grown out of it by now :D

    My life, interests, everything changed so much, and perhaps the speed of the weight going made it harder to adjust immediately.

    Wouldn't have been able to do it any other way though, and certainly have no regrets. Just wish I'd been warned about how much things change when you reach the 'starting' line ;)
     
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    I agreed KD, I missed the security blanket of the diet, it was guaranteed slimness ! and therefore when I finished I was so scared stiff of weight regain I couldn't eat anything without feeling incredibly guilty straight away and diving on the scales. I can remember the Florida holiday when I got to goal and going out in the night to a Walmart to buy some scales to see how much weight I was putting on.

    I also agree I would have loved someone at the start line to have told me what a journey it was going to really be and actually the losing weight was just a minor part of the whole experience.
     
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    It was only when I dealt with WHY I ate and not WHAT I ate that I found the answers and now I haven't dieted at all for over four years and am still at goal weight, but no diet was ever going to cure my past...it was all in my head ![/QUOTE]


    woow i member reading about you in the CD magazine you are doing fantastic i hope reach the same point as you and not have to think about dieting and weight.!

    Ive been on CD stopped last night today was hardish as kept thinking now im eating the stones will pile on.!

    Wait and check in the morning now.! But i know i can and will do my best on WW now.!:)

    i bet you know my CDC as she is a cd slimmer 2009 x
     
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    Oddly I really haven't changed that much, I am fairly much the same person I was. I did change my job as I realised once I had stripped away the weight how much I disliked my role. As I always focussed on my weight I never had a chance to think about what else might be making me unhappy.

    I can relate to what KD says about feeling depressed and a little lost. The buzz of losing weight can be addictive in itself and then suddenly it's gone and there is a very long and lonely road stretching out in front of you. I learnt to find a new excitement in discovering where that road can lead but also admit that it can be a frustrating one at times.

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    Who's your CDC Shanny ?
     
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    I don't think losing weight makes you more boring, I do think it could change how you see things though, and so maybe how you are as well.

    I can feel myself becoming more obsessed with food, not particularly with calories, but with cooking in general. I think that's just one part of me changing my old habits.

    Maybe I will be sort of different when I've lost the weight, but that's because I don't feel like I'm myself (or can act like myself) at the moment, kind of, that's how I'm supposed to be and how I want to be.

    I've not been doing badly since I put my mind to it and started losing weight, but I can't see how I could maintain any weight without calorie counting and weighing myself semi regularly (not that I'll get there anytime soon but still), that's the bit I'm kind of worried about - what to do when I actually do get there. Reading all your experiences and the support here definitely helps, but it all seems so unknown.
     
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    In some ways it takes a lot of courage and a change in perspective to be willing to look at the why of personal eating.

    It some much easier to focus on the food or a system or the scales ,then blame to same food or system or group when the underlying reasons for eating kick back in..and why wouldn't they, they never went anywhere in the first instance.
     
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    Exactly, so very well put.
     
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    It is a great article and I agree with the majority of it. I have finished my journey and now at the point where I want to maintain. I am finding it increasingly difficult to attempt it though. The only way I am doing this at the moment is reducing my exercise days - and for the last two weeks I have lost a total of a furth 5lbs.

    I think part of the fear with me is the fact that if I start to eat 'normal' again I will go out of control.... its a tough one!
     
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