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JoJo's diary WARNING: FOOD TALK WITHIN!

#1
Day 5... day 5 and it feels like I have come miles, that I am an old hand at this - I know what I am doing! Thats a bit depressing though isnt it the fact that this is all so familiar is a sign that I have been here before... a lot.

The first few days of a diet although physically a bit taxing seem to be the easiest for me - I am buoyed along with the momentum of loosing weight and my life hasnt been affected by the diet too much. My problem is afterwards... the time I turn to the internet for alternatives to the strict way of life on a VLCD. I know it is coming so I am trying to build up some defenses before that time. So, diary and book of 'clever things I think of or that other people think of' where I note down all the inspired and ecouraging thoughts I get or hear in this first honeymoon period with a hope that I can look through them all at a later date and keep going.

Then theres this site - full of inspiration too.

On another point - just got the telly on in the background and the new kfc advert came on.OMG!!! really??? why is okay to suggest that kfc is synonymous with family, happiness and 'moments' in your life. NOOOOOOOO. It is a bucket of (tasty I admit) greasy carb crusted chicken! This is okay is it? Lordy lordy lordy.

Anyhow... on with my day!
 
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Jubbly

Loves Minimins long time
#2
I hate the new KFC ad. My boyfriend and I ranted in horror about it last night. Grr :D x
 

Toots

Gold Member
#3
Ever noticed how they DELIBERATELY put on loads of food ads when you're on a VLCD?

I mean, come on - the M&S ads are practically food porn at the best of times!!

xx
 
#4
I'VE noticed that too! it seems that every single ad break has a tonne of lovely lovely lovely looking food.. why did they have to start this week.. they did start this week right? when I started the diet on Sunday... maybe that's just in my region!
 
#5
I hate food adverts I turn them over lol. When ur next tempted by a Kfc go to Kentuckyfriedcruelty.com that will put off some lol x
 

sorcha

Likes to change diets...
#6
Hi jojo. Have a good day:)
 
#7
Hi sorcha... today IS a good day!

I didnt manage to refrain from the scales again this morning.. promise to stop looking at it so much next week but this first week is so incredibly exciting! I got into the 13s! Only just there but my oh my it feels mighty good!

It made me realise that I had let things get away from me a bit. I had always thought that I hadnt let it get THAT out of hand but breaking into the 13s after a 7lb loss meant that for me things had gone further than I had admitted to. I had thought I was in control, that I knew what I was doing and that I could 'sort it out' at any moment. In hindsight though things werent quite as sorted as I had thought.

I am in control now... almost wierdly I admit - with a spreadsheet that calculates percentage of weight to loose, percentage of starting body weight, overall loss in pounds, bmi and plots weight loss on a graph!

I also have the perfect opportunity to exercise as I dont work at the moment as my monumentally clever hubby is now earning enough for two... especially as I am now not eating enough for two!!!

Anyway, here's to happy days, birds tweeting outside my window, and an overwhelming sense of okayness!

Jojo xx
 
#8
ps hannah, my hubby and i have a theory that the moment we reach for a kfc, life has got baaaaad! Tasty southern coating it may have but there is something about eating from a bucket that makes you realise that things need a shake up!!
 
#9
jo jo you are gonna be just fine...your a day in front of me so its nice to have found a few pepes on the site that have started around the same time xx
 

sorcha

Likes to change diets...
#10
Hi sorcha... today IS a good day!

I didnt manage to refrain from the scales again this morning.. promise to stop looking at it so much next week but this first week is so incredibly exciting! I got into the 13s! Only just there but my oh my it feels mighty good!

It made me realise that I had let things get away from me a bit. I had always thought that I hadnt let it get THAT out of hand but breaking into the 13s after a 7lb loss meant that for me things had gone further than I had admitted to. I had thought I was in control, that I knew what I was doing and that I could 'sort it out' at any moment. In hindsight though things werent quite as sorted as I had thought.

I am in control now... almost wierdly I admit - with a spreadsheet that calculates percentage of weight to loose, percentage of starting body weight, overall loss in pounds, bmi and plots weight loss on a graph!

I also have the perfect opportunity to exercise as I dont work at the moment as my monumentally clever hubby is now earning enough for two... especially as I am now not eating enough for two!!!

Anyway, here's to happy days, birds tweeting outside my window, and an overwhelming sense of okayness!

Jojo xx
Glad you have had a good day! I notice we started the same day and at the same weight too! Will be interesting to compare weight losses...and hopefully to spur each other on!!

he he...I weigh every day...but i wont post my weight loss until Monday as that is my weigh in day!

Have a good weekend and so far for me, today has also been a good day:)
 
#11
Hey Sorcha and Valentine - how did you get on this week?? Sorcha - we started at the same amount and a day apart... how did you get on? I managed 7lb in my first week which I was a bit disappointed with as I went out walking for 2 -3 hours each day towards the end of the week and expected the weight to fall off but it didnt (I reached 7lb on Friday and didnt loose any more)! I was very, very grumpy yesterday morning!

But I made it through the day and facing the rest of the week with my chin up and not needing to give up just yet after all it has only taken a week to loose 1/2 stone!!!

On the scales front hubby has hidden them and will unpack them next Sunday morning so that I am not tempted to jump on them everyday. I will stick with the fact that my fat-day jeans (does everyone have a pair of these? The ones you put on when you are not feeling particularly attractive and will slob about at home in?) dont stay up very well... no good for long walks!! (Mini YAY)

It is another lovely day here and I am thinking of popping to the gym for the first time since starting the diet for a bit of gentle cardio for 20mins... eek!

xxjojoxx
 
#12
I knew I would need this area for a moan... and it co-incides with a bit of a turn in the weather.

This morning I woke up and got on the scales... since Sunday I have lost.... wait for it.... 1lb!!!:mad::mad::eek: that makes me completely miserable. I have been to the gym twice this week and went for lots of lovely walks at the weekend. I looked up about 'starvation mode' but that doesnt kick in unless the body doesnt have enough glycogen or protein.. so no problem there - just a problem on the scales.

I then got into my black skinny jeans and thought - okay, I can do this because I am getting slimmer and that is what it is all about. And then they fell down because my tummy/bottom was still a bit too big and then gravity did the rest - luckily I hadnt gone so far from the house before I noticed!:cry:(it was quite funny though)

So then I spent two hours looking for a job here in Edinburgh and there just isnt anything that would work for me at all - I am being picky as there is no rush for me to get into work (... lovely hubby) but really depressing that there isnt ANYTHING.

My problem with the diet is that the reason I am here doing it is that it is the quickest way to achieve the weight loss I so badly need. And the reason I need to loose the weight is that we want to have a baby. I got pregnant at the beginning of the year but lost it at 6 weeks and feel that my weight has something to do with it... (TMI warning) I dont get periods at all until my weight is under 13st3 - wierdly coincinding with my BMI dropping into the overweight category. So hubby has put an embargo on trying until I loose the weight:eek: - my MC was really traumatic and I was rushed to hospital by ambulance - he doesnt want to put me through that again so here I am.

I know that being in the overweight category rather than the obese category is a brilliant idea and I am all for it but I AM SO BORED!!!! I cook and clean and wash and garden and gym and knit and paint and read and .... what else?? I am so incredibly bored and I really want to know whether my life is moving forward and I am stuck on this idea of having a little one. We had been trying for a year when it happenend and I really felt that things were going right. Arrrrggggg. I am 33 this summer and my body clock is running down as it has been gong-ing in my ears for years now!

So I need this to work... and to work fast! I cant keep on it if I only loose a pound or two a week - I can manage that on my own with meals instead of doing TS and feeling just miserable. Dont get me wrong, I am not miserable about the food just the lack of progress. :sigh:

Anyway, I am still here and still doing it as I cant think of anything else to do!:sigh:

Jojo
 
#14
That's so hard Jojo, what a really difficult thing to get over. No wonder you want to blurb it. Trying for a baby is such an emotional rollercoaster I know. I wish I could give you a big hug and then both go and do something really exciting. Don't quite know what that would be, but sometimes it's nice to dream!
 
#16
okay, phew! Had a rant and a moan and a grump and a day of feeling wretched but here I am a day later and feeling tip top and fabulous! As the song says 'what a difference a day makes!'.

I managed to stay 100% too so that can only be a bonus... so now I have positivity, another gym session under my belt and a long term plan too! HURRAH for passing tests (even if you set them up for yourself to fail - nah nah ne nah nah I didnt fail!)
 
#17
What an amazing day! This morning we woke up in Edinburgh to the most miserable weather and having chatted to my family and heard about the lovely weather down there I decided that we should head out into the countryside to find the sunshine.... and we managed it too!

We found our way to the Trossachs National Park and took a meandering tour through the park stopping to take lovely walks and photos of moss covered trees, streams and the gob-smackingly beautiful views! The bonus was the sleepy highland cattle and a super long lens on my camera! Lovely!

I took a bottle of water and a packet for the moment I got really hungry which struck at about 5pm on the way home...

Gorgeous day and it marks the end of week two 100% TS

YAY
 

ladygaga

really trying again!
#18
Well done. You had WI yet- would love to know how you've got on after being soooo good. Fingers crossed for you xx
 
#19
Hey Ladygaga - WI this morning and that makes me 4 lb lighter and clothes a lot looser too! Hurray hurray hurray!

I have picked out some 'aim-for' clothes as well and taken a photo of how they look now and hope to shrink into them bit by bit - my fave is a lovely cotton shirt dress that I dont nearly fit into - when that fits I am done!

Hope everyone is having a lovely day - its gorgeous here and we are off out to read and relax in the garden!
 


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