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Surfhunny

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S: 17st11lb C: 14st9lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 32.1 Loss: 3st2lb(17.67%)
#1
....I've seen so many people starting and restarting... I was just wondering what people class as a restart?? Is it when you've had a slight blip and fallen off the wagon a bit... or is it when you've been off the diet for a while and starting back on it again.

Yep, I have got way too much time on my hands, but I got to thinking that how you approach restarts could have an effect on how successful you are with them.

I think (for me personally) if I considered it to be a restart everytime I fell off the wagon I'd become more and more disheartened with each so called restart. I tend to think of these 'restarts' as getting back on track...not restarts. That way I feel less like I've failed somehow and still positive.

Just a thought that might help put a more positive slant on things.
 
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Loser85

Gold Member
S: 23st10lb C: 17st0lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 39.6 Loss: 6st10lb(28.31%)
#2
I agree with you on this one. I class my restarts as my being away from the diet for a prolonged period of time. I personally think consumption of food for more than one day or occasion etc then its a restart.
But then again i suppose for people who achieve ketosis more easily would maybe class this as a blip. Not sure if i got across what i wanted but thats basically my take :D
 

sumayyah

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S: 23st6lb C: 17st7lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 44.8 Loss: 5st13lb(25.3%)
#4
my restarts were months after coming off cambridge

ive had bad weeks where ive eaten but ive classed this as a blip and given myself a stern talking to, if i started saying the blips were me being off the diet with a view to doing a restart then im sure i would go mad and eat everything in sight as i wouldnt be "on cambridge"
classifying a blip as just that.... ablip then im not giving myself permission to go and eat another single thing, its shakes or water and nothing else after a blip
 

Surfhunny

Laugh in the face of food
S: 17st11lb C: 14st9lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 32.1 Loss: 3st2lb(17.67%)
#5
my restarts were months after coming off cambridge

ive had bad weeks where ive eaten but ive classed this as a blip and given myself a stern talking to, if i started saying the blips were me being off the diet with a view to doing a restart then im sure i would go mad and eat everything in sight as i wouldnt be "on cambridge"
classifying a blip as just that.... ablip then im not giving myself permission to go and eat another single thing, its shakes or water and nothing else after a blip
That's exactly my take on it too Sumayyah, it's actually what started me thinking about it in the first place, I had a planned day off for my goddaughters christening on sunday and put on 7lbs as a result, that knocked me for 6 but I thought of Monday as a restart, and actually struggled to get back on. I usually just carry on and forget about the blip or planned day off etc, but because this time I'd thought of it as RESTART, I struggled. Finally on Tuesday I got a grip and got back on track. It's taken me until today to get back into ketosis.

I was just thinking how your mind plays tricks on you like that.
 
S: 17st9lb C: 17st2lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 41.2 Loss: 0st7lb(2.83%)
#6
I dunno bout this one, if i say to myself im not on it then the next time i start it is a restart.
i was off for few months and the kept trying a restart but failed so each time i started after failing was a restart but only because i hadn't "officially" done a restart....if that makes sense...

But i agree that if u blip rather than restart then it may help u stick to it more.
 

mrsessex

Gold Member
G: 10st7lb
#7
I don't think it hugely matters the terms as such


But identifying and learning control when you do 'come off' cambridge

Since may last year, I can't tell you how many times I've been 'off plan' but the thing is, I never ever once have beaten myself up about it. Always straight back into ss+ the following day

In my mind it's allowable diversions

won't work for probably majority of people, but did me :D

not advocating how I've lost my weight etc but I'm still at pretty much goal weight and I did it myyyyyyy way (lil song there :D)

long as the head issues of food are being sorted out while doing Cambridge, you should be on ya way to eating better... I think so anyway

xxxxx
 

jabbathehut

This is the last time!!
G: 12st7lb
#8
Well, for me, a 'restart' is when you have been away from the plan for a period of time - i.e, weeks/months (in my case, years!). A 'blip' is a 'falling off the wagon' thing in my mind - not a total end or (dare I say it...) failure!!
I achieved 37 days without succumbing to any temptation at all, 100% focussed and proud of it. Then yesterday, something in my mind went mad, and I knew that if I didn't eat then I would binge. So, went to Mcd's with hubby and son and ordered a veggie burger. So, I sat there eating it. Was it nice? Nope. Did I enjoy it? Nope. Am I glad I did it? HELL YES! If I hadn't done it, then I would still be wondering and wanting it. It's like I have scratched an itch, if that makes sense?
I'm not even disappointed in myself to be honest. In fact, I'm dead proud that I didn't kick the arse out of 'falling off the wagon'. I got home and roamed the kitchen cupboards looking for other things to eat and guess what I chose?
A strawberry tetra!
So, for the first time in over 5 weeks I fell off the wagon, but I didn't fail at anything, I didn't beat myself up over it and the world didn't end. I came home, had my tetra and some water and went to bed forgetting about it. I know that I won't do it again, and that's the end for me.
 

Lisa D

Full Member
S: 12st10lb C: 12st6lb G: 8st13lb BMI: 29.9 Loss: 0st4lb(2.25%)
#9
I too class a restart as when you've been away from the diet and come back, if i'm naughty then it's a blip.

Well done "Jabba" for not falling off the wagon after your "blip" at McD's and grabbing yourself a tetra instead!!
 

trisha

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#10
I class a "blip" as a restart and really struggle to stick to cd. maybe if I start calling them "getting back on track" I may find it easier , going to give it a go
 


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