Just started Lipotrim today!

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  1. jemimarobin

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    Hi Everyone, I thought 'd join here as everybody seems really supportive and its seem so helpful to read what others have been through. I'm writing alot down right now but its also for my own benefit so I can see where I'm at and show how I've felt along the way.

    I have struggled with my weight since I was a teenager and have always had an addition to sweet things since I was a child (even eating things like kids multivitamins, sugar, rennie tablets and jelly squares when I was younger!) which I cant seem to get away from. It wasnt really a problem until I was 16 and moved away from home, got really depressed and put on loads of weight... but after a few months I saw a picture of myself lying in bed like a beached whale and I thought "oh crap" and thought I cant get any worse so I'd better get better! and then tried things like walking/jogging around local park and keeping to about 35g of fat a day which helped me lose the weight and become a slim size 10 again. I slowly put weight on little by little until in 2004 at age 22 when I was about 10 stone (I'm 5 ft1.5 so even this is overweight for my height) (but did not look fat just had big bobs and a small tum!), then I found out I was pregnant and I had a baby in June 2005 and put on about 3 stone during the pregnancy. I then got seriously ill with post natal depression straight after and had to be hospitalised and was put on medication which made me put on a further 2 stone, allthough I did start exercising after I came out of hospital they said the meds would prevent me from losing any weight (not very encouraging!) I am no long suffering with pnd and have been off meds for 10months or so now so I dont have that excuse anymore! Went down to 13 and a half stone with exercise but the most I have been recently is 15 stone (not good on my frame). I would like to think because I lost the weight before I could do it the same way again but back then I was a teenager and really did nt have anything else to focus on so I was able to give it my all. but now I am finding the day is built around my daughter and its not so easy as it was before. plus having the baby hasnt done my body any good- I'm covered in stretchmarks!- another good reason to start now as they are starting to take up my whole body but there are a few places where i dont have them and I'd like it to stay that way!

    Had my pre weigh in last night and was 13.11lb (87.2kg) and have started the program today. Had a vanilla shake with a bit of coffee this morning and I was surprised it was actually ok! just had a chicken soup which was ok but had a nasty aftertaste. I know that I need to do this as I am so unfit and just feel so bad and am so fed up of still having my baby belly (cantwait to get rid of saggy tum!) and want to look and feel attractive again. I hope I can stick to it, I have had hunger pains this morning in between meals but hopefully this will go away. I'm worried about the cost of this but it seems cheaper than all the other vlcd's but I am not a patient person and know I will lose motivation with a 1lb a week loss so I'm hoping even though this will be one of the hardest things I'll ever do, I'm hoping it will pay off and that I can start getting back to the old me! I like the idea of disassociating myself from food for a bit so that I have to find other ways to get comfort and enjoyment and then 'retrain' myself into healthy eating.

    I wondered has anyone had any issues with losing weight so quickly that they end up with saggy loose skin? I am dreading this as I would never be able to afford surgery to correct it! and also is lipotrim the cheapest way to do this (£30 p/w) or does anyone know of anything else?- I've added up the cost over 6 months and its alot#!

    You all seem to be doing really well and I hope I can too!
    j x
     
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    Hi and welcome:).. I was on lipotrim too and I lost most of my weight and yes I was worried about the loose skin but when you can get out of bed without using the bedside table to wedge your feet onto to get up, or to see your feet yes they are down there somewhere!!!! Think about it this way- you have decided that from now on you are going to be a new person with a new life- I told everyone that loosing weight would not change "me", and "me" hasn't changed just improved... I smile all the time because i'm happy not because i'm fat and unhappy but trying to hide it... I still have a stone to loose and I really wanted to do it on lipotrim but wasn't allowed but I have a stone to loose not 6 and a half!!! Please don't worry about the loose skin we all have it to some degree and like the other ladies on here I am not spending all my time going oh loose skin.. i'm going "I feel good" and fit and I can walk up my stairs without having to stop half way.... The people on here are great and any help you need its there. Enjoy this period in your life because you will neve be this size again, you will keep getting smaller and smaller. really looking forward to seeing you shrink:D
     
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    Hi and welcome, you have come to the best place for support. I have been on lipotrm about 10 wks now and have lost 3st 10lbs, the first week is the hardest as you go through carb withdrawal and getting used to the taste of the drinks.

    I have found this site great to keep me busy and away from the fridge (i dont feel hungry) its just out of habit. The arcade is brilliant too.

    Good luck and if you ever need anything just come on here and someone will be along to help you .xxx
     
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    Welcome to the board Jem, Good luck with your 1st week
    Trina x
     
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    thanks for the hi's- found it tough today!

    Hi everyone thank you for your encouraging messages. I desperately wanted to eat today and found it hadr when I was preparing my lo's lunch and brek and I would go to lick the knife/ spoon then stop and think 2oops not allowed to do that" and I felt sooooo hungry. I'm trying to wait at least 4 hours between shakes but finding it difficult. I seriously wanted to stop this earlier but now I have been on here I feel a bit better, it's obviously going to be difficult changing the habits of a lifetime but I'll persevere til the end of the week, see how much I've lost and how I feel about it and if i feel good/ indifferent then I'll keep going but its been a very dodgy day. been craving real food, even just one meal a day but I guess that would mess the proces up would it? Is anyone on maintenance- how many calories is that- can you still lose weight on it (i think you get to have a meal on that dont you?) Worried I wont be able to cope with lack of variety on this though...

    anyway I'm trying out this ticker lark to see if it works! let me know if it look ok I cant seem to see it. xxx
     
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    <a alt="weight loss weblog" href="<A href="http://www.extrapounds.com/"><img">http://www.extrapounds.com/"><img class="tracker" alt="weight loss weblog" width="400" height="130" border="0"
     
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    I cant get it to work! sorry i've muffed up the page...! any suggestions welcome xx
     
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    Hi it is very hard in the first week as your body is going through carb withdrawal, you may get headaches etc, it will pass so dont give up. When you feel low just think of the outcome if you persevere....You can and will lose your weight and we will all help you.
    You will find the hunger will suddenly disappear, even though you may find yourself going into the kitchen out of habit.....like I do.
    I have put a picture of me when I was slim on the kitchen cupboard as that is how I want to be soon.
     
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    Hi Jem

    I'm only five days in and the hunger pangs have pretty much gone. Having a hard day today though - I'm tired and I have a load of work on and I'm craving the comfort of something like sloppy pasta. Not hungry, just craving. :)

    Drink water all day - I'm hanging out of a bottle at the moment. Every time you feel really hungry and it's not time for a shake, trying drinking a big cup of water on top of the glass or bottle you should be drinking out of all day.

    Also, if you find you're in a situation where you're craving food, go and do something else!! Turn on your heel, walk out of the kitchen, go into your bedroom and organise the sock drawer!!

    If you think "to hell with it" and find yourself picking up the phone for takeaway, phone a friend instead. If you're like me you'll spend an hour gabbling at them and it'll distract you.

    Stick with it. It'll be worth it if you do. I'm up and down like a rollercoaster - I'll be fine for four hours solid, the next four I'll be craving food every 10 minutes. I just keep telling myself the truth - if I fail on this - not slip mind, not a nibble, but fail by just deciding I can't be bothered and it's too hard - I'll never have a chance to lose weight as quickly at such an appropriate time in my life again. Harsh, but true.
     
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    Just think on your first weigh in you could have around 10lbs. off:)

    All very good advice here from everyone...and drinking the water dose help to ease the symptoms.

    Love Mini xxx
     
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    yay- the ticker works!!! i think...!
    thanks for your replies slimmer trimmer and sonkie. I agree totally with what you said slimmer trimmer as well I guess I am at home every day so I have complete control over what I eat but it wont always be like this so its the perfect time to do it even though it is hard having to prepare meals for everyone else and remember not to lick your fingers! It's good in a way already, I can tell I am having to think of other things to do wheras before I would have sat down with a cup of tea and 'something' and not thought about it and now I'm moving into the sphere of 'doing' something instead of eating.I'm am blimmin well going to appreciate food when I start eating it again I know that much!

    might take the little tinker out for a walk to take my mind off it more!

    thanks again. xx
     
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    I'm at home every day too Jem!! I'm lucky in one way, because it's just the hubby and I and he's Lipotrimming with me, so there's no cooking gone on in our kitchen for the last week. The biggest problem earlier today was when I opened a cupboard above the kettle automatically while making myself a cup of coffee.

    It was my dull stores cupboard, so nothing much exciting, but I swear to god I've never had such a rush of excitement at the sight of a tin of baked beans. I ran out of the kitchen and brushed my teeth and gargled with Listerine to get rid of the desire to eat anything!

    I think the first week is the hardest. I have noticed a loss of an inch or two here and there but my weight is going up and down on my home scales - I should stop using it. I have my sights firmly set on the end of the second week - by then I hope to have lost enough weight that I'm getting enough of a buzz off that to stop me craving food.

    Just a thought - but a band-aid around the first finger of each hand to stop you licking 'em when you're cooking other people's food!
     
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    I might have to try that plaster on the finger trick. Its just weird when you look at what your habits are- and mine are to lick spoons, fingers anything with food on in the vicinty! I also used to taste my daughters food to check the temperature- now I stick a finger in and wash it off! thats good that your hubby is doing it with you- i think its tough both ways as me and my partner used to like cooking and eating together and now its just him!

    I keep weighing myself daily as well- have to stop and just wait til end of week but I know I wont! xxxx
     
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    Hi Jem
    Welcome to mini's and LT
    We are all here to help each other and im sure someone will have some good answers to your questions x
    Feel free to get in contact and if i can help in away way with taking your mind off now then i will !

    Think of the new bikini and not the thought of last summer xxx

    ALL THE BEST
    Speak soon
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    You will find yourself going into the fridge or cupboards once you are settled into the diet....as you are comfortable and in a routine the old habits find a way of creeping up on you.....a few times I have found myself staring into the fridge, then wondering what I was looking for..

    HABIT is the devil in disguise ......lol
     
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    I was a bit worried because nobody ever talked about the strawberry lipo and it made me very suspicious! but I tried it yesterday and not too bad and tried again today with ice and was almost nice!! (that might be pushing it a bit) :D
     
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    Im actually enjoying my shakes...:eek:
    Are you using a whisk? Shaking them by hand is awfull where the dont mix properly. Wisking or blending sure can make a hell of a difference. :D
     
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    I use a hand blender for mine but I dont whizz it for long as I dont like them frothy.
    I like all flavours except for the Vanilla...tried it every way possible but no joy.
    I personally cannot stand the flapjacks...like chewing cardboard....and they both taste the same to me.....!

    Hope everyone is coping well, and keep posting in here as there are not that many of us on lt.
     
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    Ok so this is what I've decided... I know everyone will probably think I am copping out totally but I decided to eat yesterday as I was feel so sick- and before everyone shakes they're heads at me- I didnt eat a massive spag bol or tea and toast or anything like that. I ate a couple of chicken breast slices (so just protein) as I was feeling physically sick for hours and that is how I get if I'm not eating enough normally. But I have carried on with the shakes and soups since then, only eating a bit of chicken when I feel a bit faint and it has helped but I have been counting every single calorie and was only about 50 calories over what I would have been on the diet alone so I'm not worried about putting on loads of weight as a result.

    That was yesterday anyway but since then I have decided that the losing weight end of maintenance programme would suit me better as I feel like I need to have the option to eat something should I need to. ie eat the formulas for breakfast and lunch and if still hungry can eat some lean protein and salad (no obvious carbs!)

    I have spoken to the pharmacy about this and they say I need to refeed for a week to go onto maintenance- looking at the amount of food you are supposed to build up to I dont think I could it looks so much! and I would be worried about putting on loads of weight so I am mostly gong to stick to the formulas apart from one very small low calorie main meal a day (for example tonight up to 50g salmon and some salad leaves (have to see what I can manage!) aiming to eat between 450-600 calories a day with the shakes and bits of food.

    I know the weight loss will be slower this way but I am also increasing the amount of physical activity I do as I am determined to get fit and be toned not just thinner (I wnat to be able to run for more than a minute without feeling like I'm going to die!) so I think it will balance it out and those extra 150 calories allow me to do more exercise and improve my fitness without feeling faint and throwing up like I did this morning. I have no health problems associated with the weight gain apart from a lack of fitness so I think this is right for me.

    I think I am finally getting to the point in my life where I want to adopt a healthy lifestyle and for me personally just existing on the shakes does not feel right or healthy so I want to combine the lipotrim with healthy eating and more exercise as a new kind of lifestyle because I can already feel myself getting spooked by the idea of eating real food and god knows what I'd be like after 6 months on it- food phobic i think!

    I did feel really disappointed yesterday as I thought - "another thing I've given up on"- but the truth is I havent given up I am still using the lipotrim maintenance and ss shakes and soups and will continue to use them as long as I need to to reach my goal weight or until I feel like I can control the other foods I am eating to around the same calorie count which is definitely possible and will build up the amount of calories as I lose more weight to a low healthy amount.

    I think when you need to lose weight you need to do what fits with you and your personality and lifestyle and that what I am trying to do rather than doing something (ss) that I know I will not be able to sustain and will make me always worried about 'cheating' and give me terrible cravings for bad foods! so I know this definitely works for alot of people but i am doing my own version which will hopefully work! if I am posting on here in a few weeks about 10 pounds heavier than when I started then we'll all know it didnt work! but I will keep you all posted and will let you know how it goes.

    Had my first weigh in today (at day 5 rather than 7 as cant make it next tues) and have lost 6 pounds so I'm well chuffed with that :D plus the foods in the maintenance pack are so much nicer (orange creme sounds awful but tasted yum) and I can mix them with the ordinary packs for a bit.

    By the way I dont want to put anyone off the full lipotrim program at all I think it works brilliantly if you follow it properly and you get on with it fine then you go girl! (and boys!) but I'm just letting you know whats going on for me and how I'm adapting it to suit me and I'm much happier now and not because I am pigging out on loads of choc or cheese but because I feel heathly (maybe I am in ketosis for a bit??). its horrible when you feel over full but its connecting what your body thinks with what your brain thinks you want!

    Hope you're all doing ok today! xxx
     
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    Hi Jemimarobin, what time were you at the chemist ? Lucky and myself were there about 10.35 ish.......

    Ilost 5lbs this week making a total of 4 stones now.
     
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