Jo's food log

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  1. Jo B

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    There seems to be a few new RTM food diaries at the moment and mine is one of them. I have my first meeting on Thursday evening and so Friday is officially the start of my RTM journey. Abstinence has gone so quickly - all 24 weeks of it.

    I'm excited and scared all at the same time; looking forward to getting a "normal" life back but terrified that everything I've learnt will go out the window and all those people that say "I just hope you don't put it all back on" and mean the exact opposite will be proved right. I guess only time will tell but as I stand here now I will not going back to the way to the way I was.

    Hopefully by posting my thought and food diary on here I can get words of wisdom from those who are going through it and those who are out the other side.

    Check in on Friday for the first installment!
     
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    good luck! will check in on friday!
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    Well done darling, so glad you are here, give us a shout if you want any recipes always happy to oblige. Tonights dinner was first week 2 meal and totally awesome!!! Details in the usual place. Am soooooooo excited for ya and post the pics of you in your new togs :)

    Jez
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    Piccies dutifully posted!
     
  6. Morticia

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    Hey Jo, lovely to see you here. Just keep in mind, everything that's going through your head at the moment regarding your fears is exactly what everyone else went through too...safety in numbers and all that. You will be fine and we will hold your hand if need be...:)
     
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    Hi Jo

    Good luck with your journey ... some exciting times ahead :)

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    So I've been thinking a lot about RTM today and to be honest have got a bit freaked out by it. I think I have got used to my nice safe little abstinence bubble where if I do what I am told everything will work out and the weight will keep coming off.

    Now I will continue to do as I am told in RTM but at some point the weight will stop coming off and more than likely some go on. I am not mentally ready for that. Called my LLC this afternoon and had a chat to her about it and so am going to have a quick pop in this evening (which would be my normal Developers evening) just to get on the scales and see how things have been this week. Hopefully by seeing another small loss will make me feel as if the window I eventually have to play in is bigger.

    I never thought I would be like this and whilst I am really excited by starting a normal life again it really is quite terrifying!
     
  9. Jezebella

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    Hey Jo

    I know exactly how you feel, I felt the same, and since I was away, couldnt get my final developers WI!! Tonight is my first since starting RTM last week and 2 weeks since my last WI. I am bricking it a bit. I felt very afraid before I started, abstinence is safe and I enjoyed the constraints of the rules tbh. I also remember thinking ooh X many foodpacks and days of pure abstinence left. And it almost went too fast. You will love the sensation of food though and a week on I am more comfortable with it now than I was last week, it just felt too odd to eat and when I had the food packs I felt better. But this is part of the learning curve we all have to go through. Have you got all your RTM books yet? I have only the one and get the rest tonight - really looking forward to that. I made sure I read and re read everything, and got a big book to use as a jouranl to record all my feelings. I keep the food mood diary and record everything I eat or drink. This has really helped me, especially with the moods. You can try and put it in perspective then. I also started using food focus last night, to log the food and excercise - free sight and brilliant. I tas helped me get over a lot of the fear when you see the small amounts of calories in the food you are eating. Realistically although it feels like a huge amount you realise it is not over eating at all. Just healthy eating.

    Dying to know how your first meal goes, let me know hey hun.

    Jez
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  10. Jo B

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    Glad it's not just me Jez (you look fab in your photos BTW!). Had a pop in this afternoon - have lost a grand total of 3/4lb in a week but have got a couple more days to go. LLC suggested I have a double whammy this week and go to my developers meeting tonight and my first RTM session on Thursday - I think I may take her up on it, it can't hurt can it?
    I never thought I would find the thought of eating again this strange...
     
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    The important thing to remember - is weight MAY come on, BUT, inches will not. ;) You should still look like your new slim self. :)

    Good luck Jo. It is so satisfying, a year later, to see people - and to see they are visibly dissappointed I am so slim - that I proved them wrong and did NOT put it all back on.

    That will be you too - believe in yourself! :)
    xx
     
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    OOh Jo - thinking of you hon. Hope you are able to relax and enjoy the experience! xx
     
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    Just wanted to wish you all the luck in the world for tomorrow, hope it goes well and you really enjoy the taste of your first real meal!! Take a pic of you eating and post it!!!!!! Let me know how it goes, I shall be waiting in eager anticipation of your post tomorrow eve :)

    Jez
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    Hey Jo, hope you're having a good day and looking forward to your first meal....enjoy..:)
     
  15. Jo B

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    Thanks guys - got my first RTM meeting at 7pm and then first meal is tomorrow. So will try and pop into Tesco's tonight to stock up on some things. Want to try to avoid it tomorrow so everything is planned out in advance.

    It is strange how I float between feeling terrified, really excited and completely ambivalent - right now it's the latter. I'm looking forward to it but feeling slightly "meh, whatever". Let's see how I feel tomorrow!
     
  16. Jezebella

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    Lol I was so in the same place! The shopping was exciting, and I have started finding some fab fat free goodies in the shops which makes it a whole new experience. Good Luck with the meeting :)

    Jez
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    Hi Jo,
    You will be in your first RTM meeting now...I'm waiting to go to my first one in a few mins! I'm glad someone else is starting on the same day, I have a feeling we will be talking a lot more lol. Let me know how it goes!!

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    So, just got back from my first RTM meeting. It was strange being with a completely different set of people but they all seemed very nice.
    Went shopping before I went to my meeting and it was definitely freaky shopping for me after 6 months! So what did I buy? Chicken breast, smoked salmon, smoked mackerel, tuna steaks, prawns and cottage cheese. Along with a variety of leaves, rocket, watercress, spinach and celery. Would have bought the endive and chicory but Tesco's didn't have it.
    So, I have more than enough to see me through the next week. I am determined to try to have a variety of different tastes and textures and see what I like and what I don't.
    Am now settling down with my last full day of packs and having a banana shake and a peanut bar to finish it all off.
    Also lost another 2.75lbs this week but I am wearing the lightest dress possible, so not convinced that a lot of it isn't clothes!

     
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    Well done you!!! Brilliant. How weird is it to shop again? Your shopping list sounds fab. TBH I am not a massive fan of endive or chicory although chicory braised in orange is quite nice. So will save that until I can cook veg.

    Good luck for tomorrow, and enjoy it!

    Jez
    xx
     
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    so have you eaten yet?!!
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    Not yet - just got back from work, having a sit down and then will start cooking!
     
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