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  1. CheeseGirl

    CheeseGirl Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    212.8lb
    Current Weight:
    204.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    142lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8.8lb(4.14%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    After some time I've realised that the diary is not for whether others read it, it's for me to write my stuff so that's what I'm doing! If you read along with me I'll be glad but if you don't then I'm happy too!!
     
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  3. CheeseGirl

    CheeseGirl Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    212.8lb
    Current Weight:
    204.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    142lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8.8lb(4.14%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    So my first post on this diary is this: thank you all for supporting me with my hideous relationship and I am really trying to end it. Call me a wimp, I will understand.

    Second, what has happened to my body since being on a 2-day break from ss that has turned into 8 days. I have gained on the scales that is a fact. I'm up almost 6lbs. BUT for anyone who is slave to the scales like me, I have good news. The jeans I wore before this "break" were a bit tight and now they are practically falling off me!! The weight has shifted in a way I didn't anticipate so do not dispair if you gain a pound or two! It's OK!!
     
  4. MinnieMel

    MinnieMel Why Be Normal?

    Start Weight:
    192lb
    Current Weight:
    192lb
    Goal Weight:
    138lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers/low carb/cc
    WOW -- You've done really well. Are using Sole Source? Also, your location says in EU... are able to get the UK products over there (do you have a CWPC)?

    You're current weight is close to my start weight when I did LL in 2008 (about 188 lbs when I started). I got to my goal weight (even a bit below) and stayed there for awhile. But, once I slacked off on my exercise I started to regain... about 2 or so pounds a month. I yoyo'd for most of 2010, then got serious in 2011 (and went on CD with a CWPC and weekly weighing), used Judith Beck's book, and started working ot 3 times a week. I lost enough to get back to a bmi of 25, maintained that... then instead of pushing on to lose to the last 1/2 stone... I slacked off and started a regain. I am now trying to get back into a weight loss/fitness programme to relose the stone that regained, plus the 1/2 stone that I did not lose the last time.

    However, I will give myself credit... because I did not regain all of my losses (over 1/2 though) before I "got serious", and I have not regained what I lost this year. So, let's hope that I can follow you on your big journey (which you are doing so well) and find some inspiration in your successes and commitment. My best to you!
     
  5. MinnieMel

    MinnieMel Why Be Normal?

    Start Weight:
    192lb
    Current Weight:
    192lb
    Goal Weight:
    138lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers/low carb/cc
    When you have been in ketosis and start to eat again, you will not only add back in the 4 ish pounds of fat stored in your liver, but extra water -- so a 7 to 8 pound regain is inevitable. But, then if you stayed Low Cal, Low Carb, etc. You should start to lose again... and it would be stored fat, not the liver's glycogen.
     
  6. Illa

    Illa Silver Member

    Start Weight:
    16st5lb
    Current Weight:
    16st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st9lb
    Lost(%):
    0st5lb(2.18%)
    Diet:
    Mostly raw vegan
    HI CG, glad you finally started a diary yeah ;) you are so right, diaries have helped me write down my thoughts and understand myself better. If other read it for inspiration it's ok, if not it doesn't matter at all. Anyway I'll be glad to follow yours ! good luck on restarting.
     
  7. CheeseGirl

    CheeseGirl Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    212.8lb
    Current Weight:
    204.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    142lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8.8lb(4.14%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    Minnie thanks! I know, what I was hoping for was that after almost 20 weeks of ssing I'd have a few days off (we had a grape harvest fest thing last weekend) and it has really turned into 8 days off. But I can just say that I'm not upset by this at all. I did not go on any sort of binge and I actually stayed away from all the carbs (can I say I didn't even crave them!)

    I renewed some friendships I cut off before because of my self-esteem (I mean lack thereof) and I am happier than I've been in years. Now just to leave this relationship...

    Yes, I'm in eastern Europe but I am able to get all the UK products so that's not a problem. The CDC is a problem tho, but I'm hoping that after another 4 or so weeks I'll be leaving cambridge and just doing my own thing! :)
     
  8. MinnieMel

    MinnieMel Why Be Normal?

    Start Weight:
    192lb
    Current Weight:
    192lb
    Goal Weight:
    138lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers/low carb/cc
    Hi Illa and CG --

    I just noticed that we are all 5'4" -- but WOW does Illa plan to be thin! 121 pounds is very lean on me. I would be very, very happy at 130... and 133 is my ideal, but I think I can live with and maintain 138 (but I am not so young).

    Illa you have done well, also. Congrats on the 40 pounds off!
     
  9. CheeseGirl

    CheeseGirl Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    212.8lb
    Current Weight:
    204.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    142lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8.8lb(4.14%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    I know, it's awesome! I'm just not sure with my height - jesus how do you measure?? I have the feeling I've shrunk over the years but maybe not. I just think I can't measure alone.

    Also, I've adjusted my goal - I wanted something like 125 or so but I think that for me that's maybe too thin. I like a bit of meat :)
     
  10. Illa

    Illa Silver Member

    Start Weight:
    16st5lb
    Current Weight:
    16st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st9lb
    Lost(%):
    0st5lb(2.18%)
    Diet:
    Mostly raw vegan
    Minniemel this was my weight before pregnancies, the one I kept for quite a while. I did not think it was that thin at the time. I had quite nice boobs and definitely bulky legs ;) I was just proud of my waist ;) However I need to be 140 to have a healthy BMI and from then I will manage and see how I feel in my body. I'm not 25 anymore. I might decide that some value between 121 and 140 will be ok. I don't know yet. My mind has also switched from losing weight to losing fat so that might also change the final result on the scale. Good luck on your journey too ;)

    PS also I think I might be something between 5.3 and 5.4 ;)
     
  11. MinnieMel

    MinnieMel Why Be Normal?

    Start Weight:
    192lb
    Current Weight:
    192lb
    Goal Weight:
    138lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers/low carb/cc
    I like the Nerys and India quote: Sometime after the age of 40 a woman has to choose between her arse and her face!

    When I got to goal and then as low as 128 -- I was starting to look ill (and a lot older).

    Illa -- I totally get what you are saying. When I was 20 if I weighed 125 I was fat. After my son I adjusted up to 128 as being okay. After I lost the weight I carried from moving to the UK and suffering from SAD (I carried an extra 40 plus pounds... yoyoing for 13 years and had another child) -- I was over 40 and realised that I loved getting to what I weighed when I got off the plane in the UK (133) -- but 138 might be more easily maintained. I'll have to see how it goes when I get back there.
     
  12. CheeseGirl

    CheeseGirl Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    212.8lb
    Current Weight:
    204.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    142lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8.8lb(4.14%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    I am so glad to have you both here! I love it! Thank you, we are the people our parents warned us about so it's good to have each other :)
     
  13. CheeseGirl

    CheeseGirl Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    212.8lb
    Current Weight:
    204.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    142lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8.8lb(4.14%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    I am serious about my goal weight, I know that thinking I'd be happy at 120 or 125 is just wrong at my age (48) but I know I'd be happy at 140 - that's when I fit into a normal size 10 and that is actually an awsome number, is it not??? :)
     
  14. MinnieMel

    MinnieMel Why Be Normal?

    Start Weight:
    192lb
    Current Weight:
    192lb
    Goal Weight:
    138lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers/low carb/cc
    Wow... I'm 49 and fit into a normal UK size 10 at about 140, too. I can live with that. ;)
     
  15. CheeseGirl

    CheeseGirl Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    212.8lb
    Current Weight:
    204.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    142lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8.8lb(4.14%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    Thanks babe, I also think 140 is a good number.
    You are fantastic minnie:) and thanks Illa for all your support that you've given, you know what I mean!
     
  16. CheeseGirl

    CheeseGirl Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    212.8lb
    Current Weight:
    204.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    142lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8.8lb(4.14%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    OK my darlings, here is my thought at the moment: I am a person, a good person, whether or not someone else thinks so (the bf) I actually cleaned up around the house which I never did before because I didn't care. Everything is tip top,
    I am not even making an effort - it just happens! I care about me! Is that just the cat's pajamas!!
     
  17. Illa

    Illa Silver Member

    Start Weight:
    16st5lb
    Current Weight:
    16st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st9lb
    Lost(%):
    0st5lb(2.18%)
    Diet:
    Mostly raw vegan
    Have you seen the thread about cleaning the house along with weightloss ? can't exactly remember where it is....what I know Is that I've got rid of many things in my house since the start of my diet, as cleaning on the outside was needed along with the "cleaning" of the inside ;)
    Can't wait for you to find your pictures !
     
  18. MinnieMel

    MinnieMel Why Be Normal?

    Start Weight:
    192lb
    Current Weight:
    192lb
    Goal Weight:
    138lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers/low carb/cc
    There is an awesome book entitled: Does this Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat

    It talks about the links between not clearing clutter (hoarding) and not losing weight. The same sort of issues that cause us to neglect our bodies, cause us to neglect our homes.

    It is interesting reading.
     
  19. CheeseGirl

    CheeseGirl Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    212.8lb
    Current Weight:
    204.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    142lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8.8lb(4.14%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    I will have a peek at both of these books, I am certain there is a link there between eating yourself to death and refusing to clean your home - I feel it! I mean, I was never a complete pig but I was never a clean-body or however you might call it. But I have recently begun to clean out wardrobes and closets I haven't seen the insides of in years.

    The title of the book alone (!) will make me buy it and read it!! :) Thanks!
     
  20. CheeseGirl

    CheeseGirl Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    212.8lb
    Current Weight:
    204.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    142lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8.8lb(4.14%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    So here I am again! I just want to say that I feel crap (am sick, have some sort of bug) I just hate this feeling! Icky lungs and coughy.

    But on the good side, I have signed on for a cooking class with a good friend whom I'd written off, now we are close again and I'm so happy. AND, I'm going for a left-brain drawing class in a few weeks. Woohoo! I actually have a life again!!

    I want a dog! Should I get one? I think I need to be rid of the bf first because he's such a bad vibe person and dogs are sensitive to that. I already found the dog I want to rescue tho, so I need to get my arse moving with the kicking out! Help!
     
  21. Illa

    Illa Silver Member

    Start Weight:
    16st5lb
    Current Weight:
    16st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st9lb
    Lost(%):
    0st5lb(2.18%)
    Diet:
    Mostly raw vegan
    yes you do ! have you actually talked to him already ? when you decide to go for it, just make sure we can send you positive vibes. I love your plans ;) I have plans to, lot of them, I think now I can have a life again too ;) and I'm looking forward to it.

    If you think you'll be able to committ to take care of a dog for the rest of his life, then definitely you should get one ! I'd love to have a dog and if I move from this country I'll definitely will have one !
     

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