New guy in town

Discussion in 'Cambridge Weight Plan' started by The Weasel, 27 September 2006 Social URL.

  1. The Weasel

    The Weasel Member

    Afternoon all,

    I just wanted to say hi as I'm on my first full day of CD and thought that this looks like a friendly place with the right sort of people in it. (Aww...)

    I was originally aiming to lose 5 or 6 stone but following my introductory meeting with the CDC it's looking more like 8 to achieve the waist I want so I'm drinking water like there's no tomorrow.

    My fiancee has been on LL for 2 months and lost 2 and a half stone but decided to move to CD as it seems much easier to fit in with working life thanks to the Briks and the greater choice of flavours. As she was moving across anyway and as I knew I wanted to do something I thought it made sense to give it a go myself. Apart from squirting vegetable soup over myself today (Lesson 1 - Don't mix hot soup in a shaker) everything's going well. I've drunk 2.5 litres of water already and I'm sure there's room for some more somewhere in my left leg.

    If I can achieve half as much as some of the inspirational people on here I'll be more than chuffed.

    Mike.
     
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  3. DQ

    DQ Queen of the Damned

    Hello and welcome Mike, and how cool that you and your fiancee are doing it together! :cool: Looking forward to hearing more of you journey :D
     
  4. dizzy-n-mizzy

    dizzy-n-mizzy Not dieting ATM!

    Diet:
    Together we lost 8 stone on CD.
    Hi Mike

    You are the the right place (forum) and you also seem in the right place with your attitude. We are also a couple both using CD and really enjoying it (yes really!) both not too far off target now. Best of Luck to you both and hope we can help you out with advice sometime.

    Dizzy x
     
  5. The Weasel

    The Weasel Member

    Thanks D_Q,

    I think it's going to be easier for both of us now that we're both consuming the same thing. I'm sure I'll be on here quite a bit so I hope to have something good to report from next week onwards.

    Hi Dizzy,

    It's really good to hear that other couples are doing this too. I'm hoping that we'll be able to keep each other strong and prove an inspiration to each other. I'm so proud of what she's achieved already and it's going to be so worthwhile in the end.
     
  6. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Diet:
    Don't diet anymore!
    Welcome buddy!

    Pull up a chair!!

    M.
     
  7. dizzy-n-mizzy

    dizzy-n-mizzy Not dieting ATM!

    Diet:
    Together we lost 8 stone on CD.
    Hi again Mike

    You are spot on. I started first too and my husband decided he would try too after he saw me doing so well. He has done really well and has less than a stone to lose now. We will be glad to support you any way we can. Luckily for you I think men often lose even faster than us women. Dizzy
     
  8. Ajax

    Ajax Finally...Life begins

    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Diet:
    Cambridge
    Welcome Mike, You'll both be a lovely slim couple in no time!

    In the mean time, keep posting and let us know how you are doing!!
     
  9. Libbie

    Libbie Silver Member

    Diet:
    CD
    Hi Mike and welcome
    Its so great that you are doing it together,I started in Jan and ny hubbie about 8 weeks later and it made it so much easer we supported each other.
    Good luck to you both.
    Hope to here lots of nice things from you
    Just keep drinking the water
     
  10. Gen

    Gen Normal

    Good afternoon mike and welcome on board!!!

    your bit about 'never mix packs with hot water' made me howl... how many times do you have to do that before ya learn eh!!! i'm guilty of doing that a couple of times :D :D :rolleyes:

    hope your day 1 is going ok!!

    Gen xx
     
  11. The Weasel

    The Weasel Member

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for the great welcome. I get the feeling I'll be on here a lot in the coming months.

    I do have one question, which I expect gets asked a lot...

    Is there a way to mix the packs without a blender which results in no lumps?

    I just made a Banana shake with a plastic-shaker-type-thing and it did pretty well (compared to the one my other half got from LL) but it was a little chewy in places. I'm sure if it's possible you guys will know how.

    Incidentally, I had no problem with the soup. I'm guessing water temperature makes a difference.

    Mike.
     
  12. Wisp

    Wisp Wisp

    Hi Mike
    Great to see you here, Wishing you all the best on your weight loss journey.
     
  13. smallkat

    smallkat Member

    Diet:
    Cambridge diet
    Hallo and welcome mike!
     
  14. i'lldoit

    i'lldoit Banned

    Hi Muke welcome,congratulatios on your decision to start CD good luck to you and your Fiance' whens the wedding?
    xxc
     
  15. The Weasel

    The Weasel Member

    i'lldoit -

    I think the simple answer to that is when we can both wear what we want to get married in.

    We've been engaged long enough now that waiting a bit longer while we slim down won't make a difference.. and just think how much better the photos will be :)
     
  16. i'lldoit

    i'lldoit Banned

    yes you'll both look lovely and its great you have each other to lean on...........my partner is slim always has been so doesn't really understand but tries to support me.Keep us posted on 'The Date'
    xxc
     
  17. Gill-cdthing

    Gill-cdthing Gone, but who cares huh

    Hi Mike, welcome and i wish you the best of luck with cd, how great your doing this as a couple, :)
     
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  19. Isobel1965

    Isobel1965 Gold Member

    Hello Mike - nice to meet you, hun!!

    Re the blending of shakes - 3 words -

    Kenwood.

    Frothy.

    Maker!

    Marvellous!!!

    Just don't get the base wet or it'll blow up your fuse box lol!
     
  20. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Diet:
    Don't diet anymore!
    lol ain't that the true Isobel!!

    I blew 3 of the buggers up.
     
  21. lavender

    lavender Silver Member

    Hi weasel, good luck to you and continuing luck to your betrothed!!

    I should really go for it with the water , I am LLer and have bben on maintenace since end of may, we LLers do 4 ltrs a day, no sweat ,(literally as were all so cold!!)so get glugging!!!
     
  22. Purple Hugs

    Purple Hugs Loves weight.. training!

    Start Weight:
    13st5.5lb
    Current Weight:
    12st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st6.5lb(3.47%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Welcome!
    we're gonna get confused on the Mike front though! lol so dont' worry if someone refers to mike and it's not you!
    I'm a Jane and get the same thing! lol

    Great news that you and your fiance are doing this together, i'm sure it'll help! it's a bit of a nightmare standing in a bakers with hubby and kids, or as with tonight the sweet shop! I could taste that Galaxy bar! lol but i didn't...

    I'm sure it'll be easier for you not being tempted so much :)

    Well done to your fiance for her losses so far too. You'll be catching up with her soon though i'm sure.

    As for the hot water in the shaker.. i have a new 'gadget' in the for of a hand blender (asda £12.92 job..) and although it's not as strong as some, it's fab at not spilling when mixing (as it has a high sided cup) and can even mix it with hot water.
    Admittedly i've not tried a soup yet (i've a sweet tooth) so not sure if they are lumpy or not.

    Look forward to reading about your progress. :)
     
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