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Discussion in 'WeMITTS (We Mean It This Time)' started by Sadsam, 31 May 2008 Social URL.

  1. Sadsam

    Sadsam Member

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    Hello everyone. I've been plucking up the courage to post here for about 2 weeks now...lol

    I'm Sam and I weight in at 18stone 11lbs. It was 20 stone but I managed to lose some from just cutting back on junk and eatting healthy.

    I've now joined a gym and have started swimming so I exercise everyday for at least 30 minutes but boy its hard...lol

    Right my question is, is there anyway to do a vlcd on the NHS. There is no way I can afford to do one but I would really like to try one. I have 3 children and a husband to feed so its not going to cut back on my food bill iykwim so I just wondered if there was a cheaper alternative. If not guess I'll just stick to my rice cakes..haha

    Thanks all :eek:
     
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  3. DQ

    DQ Queen of the Damned

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    Hi Sam

    The closest you would get to that would be following Lipotrim which is through a pharmacist, but even that comes to £36 per week. It sounds like you are doing really well with what you are already following - if it ain't broke, why fix it?! :)
     
  4. Sadsam

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    Thanks DQ. I think that I'm just finding this such slow going. Its taken me 2 months to lose that weight and after reading stories on here and seeing everyone amazing photos (yours included!) I just wanted to speed it along a bit I guess...lol
     
  5. abz

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    hi sam. i don't know the answer to your question i'm afraid. i just wanted to say howdy and say that your loss so far is a massive achievement. nothing to be sniffed at. well done :D :D :D

    abz xx
     
  6. BREN

    BREN is going to loose!

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    Sam

    Hi, perhaps try calorie counting about 1400 cals a day and 4 x 30mins of exercise a week. This way you will be able to eat what your family is eating.

    I agree if it ain't broke don't fix it!

    Best of luck

    Brenda
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  7. dehli

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    I don't think you'd get anything like that on the nhs, but some surgeries do a weight loss clinic, ask your doctor. They'd give advice on healthy low fat eating.
     
  8. cah-ching

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    Hi Sam,

    How about doing Cambridge, but one of the 810 plans or something? You'd have to consult someone about the CD+food plan, but it would probably work out a bit more affordable for you. If not, try a low carbohydrate (chicken, salad, veg etc.) diet that wya you and your family can eat and you'll have good results as you'll be in ketosis.

    I admire you for going to the gym 1) at 18st .. I read so many stories on here about folks being to shy to enter a gym 2) losing the weight on your own. You are a star!

    xxxxxxx
     
  9. Sadsam

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    Thanks everyone. I have joined a women only gym so that makes it a million times easier and the women there are mainly just your average lady so not a perfect size 8 with a full face of make up on etc...lol so that makes it a lot less intimadating.

    I am already under the weight loss clinic at the doctors but all they did was weigh me and measure me then tell me to start eating healthier...:( but I'm back there this week so hoping for a bit more from it than that tbh.
     
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