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Journey to 11.5

#1
Height: 5' 7''
Starting Weight: 19 st 1 lbs (267 lbs)
BMI: 41.8
End Goal: 11 st 6 lbs (160 lbs)
Target BMI: 25.1

Today is my first day of Exante. As I type this I'm just polishing off my first chocolate shake. I was cringing as I raised the glass to my mouth for the first time but actually, it's not that bad. Phew.

I did the Cambridge Diet for a few months in 2008 but then Christmas hit and I made the very common mistake of thinking I could have a day off and get right back on it. Almost exactly three years later and I'm back. I won't be taking Christmas off this time!

I've always been fat and most of the time, I've been OK with that. I have bad days where I look in the mirror and don't like what I see, but hey, so do thin people.

The main factor for me in wanting to lose weight is not how I look or feel, it's my physical health: It hurts to walk. My feet ache, my ankles are swollen and my knees creak. That makes me miserable no matter how accepting I am of my body shape.

And I still have to fix my relationship with food, hence doing a VLCD. I eat when I am happy, sad, bored, excited, lonely....you name an emotion, it triggers me to eat.

So here I am. Hi, I'm Hayley and I'm a foodaholic.
 
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#3
Hi Hayley!

First of all I wish you the best of luck with your diet!

I have done the Cambridge diet myself and I did quite well on it but did the same thing as you, once you stop its so difficult to start again. Plus the Cambridge shakes just tasted awful! I am really happy with the Exante ones!

I am sorry to hear about your other health issues and I really hope they get better for you.

Best wishes for your diet and let us know how it goes!
 
#5
Well I made it through Day 1! I'm very tired today but haven't felt particularly hungry so far. Long may that continue :)

I've found one flavour so far that I don't like, the vanilla shake. My husband is hoping to start the diet soon though (waiting for the doctor to confirm if it's OK) and he liked the Vanilla so hopefully I can offload them onto him. :-D

Soups are much creamier than the CD ones I remember and do seem to taste exactly like cup a soup so that's nice.

Back to work tomorrow, hope I'm not too tired.
 
#8
Thanks for your comments everyone :)

Day 3 has gone great so far. I was surprised to find I didn't feel hungry at all today so I'm hoping that means I'm already in Ketosis. Just ordered some Ketostix so will check as soon as they arrive. I was really worried about coping at work but so far it's been easier than home. I even refused a piece of chocolate cake :-D
 
#9
quasi-hayley said:
Thanks for your comments everyone :)

Day 3 has gone great so far. I was surprised to find I didn't feel hungry at all today so I'm hoping that means I'm already in Ketosis. Just ordered some Ketostix so will check as soon as they arrive. I was really worried about coping at work but so far it's been easier than home. I even refused a piece of chocolate cake :-D
Glad its going well :) I find it's easier when I'm busy rather than sat around thinking if food :)
 
#10
Thanks DustQueen, you're definitely right about being busy helping.

Someone at work has just come back off holiday and left a load of sweets in the kitchen for us. I walked past, picked one up, put it in my mouth and then thought, 'Oh no!!!' so in a feat of amazing willpower I spat it in the bin. Phew.

I've forgotten my soup for lunch though :-( I can't go home but I'm thinking I'll nip to the supermarket and get some celery or something to tide me over.
 
#11
Hey Hayley super duper my little trooper well done chick that is pure determination u know...
Good luck for today, if u have a supermarket close by... U can by one of the bars recommended if that helps..

X
 
#14
I had a bar last night, the toffee one (yuck) and today I'm starving so I think that probably knocked me out of ketosis. The test strip says I'm in the 'Faible' range - why it tells me that in French but not English I don't know (it means 'Weak' if anyone is wondering).

Other than that, it's been going OK so far. It's harder today because I'm feeling a bit light-headed with the hunger but nothing I can't get through.

I had a sneaky weigh in yesterday even though I want to stick to Friday weigh-ins and it looks like I'm on track for a decent loss (7lbs). Hopefully that bar hasn't ruined it. I think when I get home from work I'll have a read of the forums to see how other people have got on with them.
 
#15
Hi Hayley, I can totally relate to what you put in your first post of this thread.

Soups are much creamier than the CD ones I remember and do seem to taste exactly like cup a soup so that's nice.
This is nice to read! I keep worrying I'm really going to dislike the soups, fingers crossed lol.

I walked past, picked one up, put it in my mouth and then thought, 'Oh no!!!' so in a feat of amazing willpower I spat it in the bin. Phew.
Wow that's really good, my will power is terrible I would have probably ended up eating it :(

looks like I'm on track for a decent loss (7lbs).
Well done :D
 
#17
Starting Weight: 19 st 1 lbs (267 lbs)
Current Weight: 17 st 12 lbs (250 lbs)
Loss: 17 lbs

Made it through two weeks of TS with the occasional bit of chicken. :) It's getting easier now so here's hoping for a good loss this week.
 
#19
quasi-hayley said:
Only lost 1 lb this week :-( Am a bit gutted since I've been TS but I guess my body is hanging onto stuff. Hopefully next week's weigh in will be better.
Week 2 is often a small one while you adjust it'll move again soon my second week on LL I was 100% and put on a lb :S
Well done on sticking to it x
 


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