Is there any way of speeding up my loss?

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  1. HelenaHandbasket

    HelenaHandbasket Full Member

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    I'm beginning to be a bit disheartened by my weekly losses. I know that overall, I've lost almost 4.5 pounds a week, but that's slowed to only 3lbs a week in the past month. I've stuck to the plan religiously from the start and drink 3.5 to 4 litres of water every day. I didn't even have a day - or a meal - off for my birthday, for goodness' sake ;)! I still have a lot of weight to lose and had hoped to shed it a bit quicker than this. I've dieted very successfully in the past by following my own (roughly 1200 calorie/day + a low cal pudding and 1/2 a bottle of wine one night a week!) regime and managed to lose 2.5-3lbs a week. I'm seriously wondering whether I should do that instead of CD. Any thoughts? I could join a gym and do some exercise, I suppose, but to be honest I struggle to find the energy to finish hour long walks at the moment. CD is zapping my strength!

    Thanks,
    HH
     
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  3. Kate78

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    I've just converted to CD from LighterLife. I found if I upped my water intake then the weight came off much faster, might be worth a try.
     
  4. Time4ME

    Time4ME MUST get a grip

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    Well you're doing tonnes better than me BUT dont forget its not just about what the scales say Helen - take your measurements too xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  5. Lisa Marie

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    The average is a stone a month and your hitting that. Don't be disheartened you're doing fantastic. I only lost 1.5lb this week.
     
  6. cassiopeia

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    Wow - if I could lose 3lbs a week on 1200 calories and some weekly wine then I know which plan I'd go for! I wonder (if it's not too nosy) what made CD appeal to you in the first place if you have such good losses on a conventional diet? I think it's pretty unusual to lose more than 4lbs in an average week, and as you say, if you could up your exercise on 1200 cals it sounds like a winner to me.
     
  7. HelenaHandbasket

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    Sorry it's taken me so long to reply. I didn't get the replies emailed to me and forgot that I'd posted!

    I'm absolutely delighted to have lost 5lbs this week :D.

    Thanks,
    HH
     
  8. HelenaHandbasket

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    Very belated thanks. (I'd forgotten that I'd posted!) I do keep forgetting to take my measurements, so it's a very useful reminder.

    Lost 5 lbs this week, though, so I'm over the moon :D.

    HH
     
  9. HelenaHandbasket

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    Belated thanks, Lisa Marie. And congratulations on your 3.5lb loss this week!

    HH
     
  10. HelenaHandbasket

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    Apologies that it's taken me so long to respond. I didn't get the replies emailed to me and forgot that I'd posted!

    In answer to your question, I'd heard stories of really rapid weight loss on CD and hoped that I might lose a bit more than 3lbs a week. And I wanted to break my relationship with food altogether.

    Delighted to have lost 5lbs on CD this week, though :D.

    Thanks,
    HH
     
  11. GaynorEm

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    Did you do anything different to get the big loss?

    BTW well done you x x
     
  12. cillabatty

    cillabatty carol

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    You dont really need to speed things up your doing fantastic. just keep doing what your doing.
     
  13. misscheeky

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    5lbs that is brill :) your doing really well
     
  14. HelenaHandbasket

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    No, everything was completely the same as normal!

    Thanks,
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  15. HelenaHandbasket

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    Thanks so much, Carol.

    HH
     
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    Thanks so much,
    HH
     
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