Hello, just been browsing through and I thought I'd join and get the introductions over with! Be prepared, I'm known for my essays!
I'm Nena, I'm 23, from Northern Ireland and I've just started the Lipotrim programme. I decided to try it after a friend recommended it to me; I became a mum for the first time in 2005 and then again in 2007 (two gorgeous wee girls) and I found that I never quite lost any of the weight that I gained during and between pregnancies. I used to be about 9.5 stone, which at my height (5'3) is reasonable, and I've always wanted to rediscover that size as I was very happy with myself.
After giving birth to my second daughter in June this year, I did manage to lose some of the weight by myself. I went from 13.5 stone to 12 stone within six weeks just by eating healthily and exercising, but then I hit a snag and ever since the weight just seems to be sticking. Having just split up with my partner, I had to decide - do I let this spiral out of control now, or do I take some action and take the first step towards making myself happy? And so I chose Lipotrim.
I'm now on my second day, as is my friend. We started it together yesterday after planning to do so for about a week, with the intention of offering one another moral support and encouragement. We've barely been off the phone since, lol. We've both started at around 12 stone each with the wish to get down to 10 stone, perhaps a little less.
So far, I'm finding that it isn't too bad physically, but it's definitely a mental challenge, especially for someone with longstanding tendencies to comfort eat lol. I find preparing my toddler's meals to be the worst, the temptation to just nibble on some toast or have a spoonful of spaghetti is almost unbearable, but I'm sticking to my guns. I didn't enter into this programme lightly and I don't plan on going through the first week of hell only to give up.
Although it's early days, I'm finding that drinking plenty of water (always have a glass to hand) and lots of nice hot teas and coffees (peppermint tea really does work wonders, I was so relieved I could have this as I'm a tea maniac, I drink all kinds) is really pulling me through. I also find that a bit of variance on how you have the shakes also helps - I've had them all prepared cold, have tried them with ice, and I've had the chocolate hot as well as the vanilla hot with a dash of coffee. I had the soup for the first time tonight, and I don't think I've ever had anything that tasted so delicious, lol.
Anyway, wrapping up (god I can't half ramble!!) I'm glad to have found you guys and hope to offer as much support as I can, we're all in this game together!