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  1. mick_in_warrington

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    Hello all, just wanted to post a quick thread, as i've just joined today.
    My name's Mick, i'm a 40 yr old brummie, married, and living and working in Warrington, Cheshire.
    I have struggled with weight issues over the years, and having a sedentary job sat in an office all day, i decided that hitting 40 should be a big motivation in trying to shift some of it, and hopefully keep it off, with a combination of exercise, sensible eating, eventually, and the support of a forum such as this one.
    I'm on day 4 of the sole source plus program, having previously done the CD about 20 yrs ago.
    Ideally, i'd like to lose around 4 st in total, to take me down to 14 st, altho i know it's one step at a time, just can't do it any other way than that, but hopefully, support and encouragement will be available!
    :thankyou:

    All the best to everybody

    Mick
     
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    Hey Mick!
    I'm new on here too so i thought I'd say hello, I signed up yesterday and I'm due to start the CD for the first time on Monday. Quite nervous but also a little bit excited too :) How was your experience of CD before?
     
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    hey dita, thanks for stopping by, last time i did the CD was a few years ago, but i do remember it working for me while i was on it - i think i did about 6 months on and off. I do find it hard the first couple of days, to be honest, even having cut down on the carbs beforehand, as the cravings do remain, but i don't feel hungry as such, i think it's just the mechanics of eating that i miss to start with, but i am determined to do it with no excuses this time!
    The biggest problem i have is coming off the coke (fizzy stuff, not powder lol) as the caffeine withdrawals do give me a headache, but once over that, i don't feel too bad. Also, i'm drinking at least 4 litres of water a day, so dehydration shouldn't be a problem.
    Let me know how you're finding it too, as i think it affects different people in different ways. I'm on day 4 of my first week, and am due to be weighed on monday, hopefully having lost some, which will be the motivation heading into week 2.
     
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    Hi Mick and welcome to the board mate. How did a Brummie end up in Warrington then?
     
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    Hi and welcome. Good luck with the pounds

    Irene xx
     
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    hi Jim, it was to do with a woman - isn't it always lol. was in Wigan for 2 yrs when i first moved up, then across to Stockport for 5 yrs when i met my wife, and as i work in Warrington, i got sick of the 80 mile a day round trip i was doing, so we moved over here.

    mind you, i still get down to villa park for the home games, and im originally from Erdington, which im sure you know pretty well!
     
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    That's the truth mate. I'm a Rugby man myself but all my mates are Villa fans Mick, except for one token bluenose. :D
     
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    lol, im sure he's a good lad, even if his taste in football teams is questionable! :D then again, i am biased of course...

     
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    thanks Irene, i'm sure i can get to where i want to be, and i know i can find answers to just about any question on here, which will be invaluable
     
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    he is Mick, gets a lot of stick though. :D
     
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    Jim, not surprised at that at all mate - north brum isn't their natural habitat usually, but im sure he takes it all in good fun :)
     
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    I think he comes from Northfield originally Mick. So, how are you doing then mate?
     
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    that explains it then, Jim, from south west brum to north east lol. I'm ok mate, got my first weigh in at 7.45 pm tonight and i am looking forward to it, as i have stuck to the SS+ and not deviated at all.
    It's got easier once the first three days were out of the way, and i'm now on day 8, so i do expect to have a positive weigh in, which then helps continue the motivation.

    must congratulate you on your ongoing maintenance, having read a few of your posts. i was comfortable on the atkins about 4 years ago, and did it for about 10 wks, but didn't have the mindset to stay on it - got married and bogged off to florida for 3 weeks, and then didn't resume when i returned!
     
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    OK, good luck then, I'll look forward to seeing a good weight loss post in the morning then Mick.
     
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    FIRST WEIGH IN 27.4.09...

    Just back from seeing my CDC for my first weigh in after starting SS+ on 20.04.09. Am absolutely chuffed, as i've lost 9.25 lbs after 8 days of following it properly!
    The main thing is feeling a sense of achievement, and it is giving me the motivation to continue in the same vein. Makes the day 3 carb shakes seem worthwhile looking back lol, and i don't plan to falter, as i am now feeling the benefits, and not feeling in the slightest bit hungry :)
     
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    i think i've posted this in the wrong section - i do apologise!
     
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    Cracking well done anyway hon!!! :D
     
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    Hi Jim, had a good weigh-in, 9.25lbs dropped in 8 days- -well chuffed with it, to be honest, and aim to continue in the same vein :)
     
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    thank's very much, i have reposted in the proper place lol, i think i was still buzzing when i posted!
     
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    Now that's a good start Mick, well done mate, I'm impressed.
     
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