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  1. alibambino

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    Hi everyone, i posted on here a few days ago, ive just completed a week on Lipotrim, as i said then i wasnt sure how long i could stay on it ... well i stayed on it a week, but i missed eating, i missed sitting down at meal times with my children and its been really hard on my emotions. But anyway i am determined to keep on with my journey. I did Atkins about 4 years ago, and i found it suited me. So just wanted to say hello to everyone !!!
     
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  3. Sarah_P

    Sarah_P Happy to be slim at last

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    Welcome!

    Good luck with the next stage of your journey. Join our weekly weigh in thread also.

    I am still doing a VLCD mixed with low carbs and that's working well for me. Hope Atkins works out for you!
     
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    Hi and thanks i will post my losses in the weekly thread. I know this might sound like a daft question but how do you do low carb and low fat?
     
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    <<<< is waving. Hello

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  6. sukie sue

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    hey hunnie , the fact that youre emotions are in turmoil is a good thing hun , youll start questioning soon , i did 5 months of lighter life and lost over 5 stone 2 years ago and to this day i recognise emotional v real hunger because whilst in abstinence i had to really look at why food was so interlinked with my emotions. its a really hard road to travel but a great way to stop the cycle of emotional/comfort eating that most overweight individuals are trapped in .
    it took a while but after some time i learned that i could socialise without food , drinking sparkling water while every one was snacking and drinking alcohol , and whilst doing this i really looked at my freinds through sober eyes , enjoying thier company for exactly what it was , it was very strange realising that usually food and drink play such a large role in these gatherings that the company comes second. not any more :0)
    theres so many instances that come to mind where i realised that food really shouldnt be the primary focus and was that it made me feel kindof free just knowing and accepting it ,and making a reall effort to stop it happening(does this make any sense at all ??)during my abstinence i had a couple of weekends away ,christmas and an all inclusive 5* holiday in egypt, not once did i lapse because i knew that with or without food life was still happening and it was good:D
    anyway 2 years later and im trying to loose a couple of stone gained very recently due to ... you guessed it , emotional eating . i had a miscarraige and for the 1st time turned to foo d for comfort , so that instinct never goes away , i just managed to stop it before it spiralled out of control, back on track now and kindof glad it happened , i realise i need to be on my guard and have other 'coping strategies' because life will throw these things at us , but its how we deal with it that defines our selves xxxxx

    sorry to ramble but thought id share :D:D:D
     
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    Sukie.....

    {{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}


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  8. Sarah_P

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    My understanding is that you can't do low carb and low fat. You don't need to worry about fat, but do need to be sensible with the proteins that you eat.

    I don't know if my VLCD reference confused you, but I am doing two food packs like Lipotrim, which contain all of the fats, carbs, nutrients that I need and then have a low carb meal. Does that help?
     
  9. sukie sue

    sukie sue this is My time to shine!

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    aaah thanks hunnie , you give the best hugs :0)
     
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    Hi Woof !
    Aw Suskie thanks for sharing that, it brought tears to my eyes, i can really relate to what you are saying. I went on LT after some comments from my ex and an ex friend about my weight, usually they hurt, but i can also stick two fingers up to them. But on this occasion i couldn't and wanted a quick weight loss. I didnt realise how hard it would be not eating, especially as i trained as a chef when i left school and i love cooking and i love seeing my children eat, in fact i love cooking for other people to it gives me lots of pleasure. Today has been a bit of a nitemare to be honest ive been crying most of the day lol, i think i feel guilty that i only stuck it out a week, and now knowing that i have to do it more sensibly and that it will take longer makes me sad too ... But onwards and upwards i have learned in that very short week on LT that i dont always have to turn to food when my emotions are all over the place, usually when i come off a diet i pig out, and today i didnt do that. Ive been to the supermarket and bought all the stuff i need for the low carb diet, i didn't buy a cake or chocolate. In fact i came home and had scrambled eggs, im so grateful just to be eating, that hopefully i will think twice about bingeing etc. So although this past week has been difficult, im looking to move forwards, yes it will take longer for me to reach my goal but so be it !!
     
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    Hi Sarah, yes it makes sense now, sorry had a bit of a hard day and brain is a bit scrambled lol. I didn't think you could do 2 shakes a day and eat a low carb meal, i mean i know you are doing it, but on the Lipotrim forum everyone says that any food will be a complete disaster, a definate no no, god i wish id have known that and maybe i would have done what your doing doh doh. Anyway im doing low carb now so nevermind, but well done on your losses theyre great !
     
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    Ur in great hands, hunni. Post as much as u can, keep those hands busy and pick up lots of tips and giggles along the way!!!

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  13. Sarah_P

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    It's nice that we have a group that are happy to share and support each other. I think we have all had issues with emotional eating and it's great that we can now support each other to leave those behind us.

    I have spent years hating myself and letting other peoples view of me bother me. I have lost weight for men and then when it all went wrong, turned straight back to food. It's so destructive. But this year something clicked and I am losing weight for me and you know it feels so good!

    Don't beat yourself up about not sticking to LT. VLCDs are tough and are not for everyone. You did well to do the week. It's bette to take a little longer to lose it Alibambino and be happy during the process. You will get there and you will feel good whilst doing it. And you will get lots of good support here also. :D
     
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    Thanks. I did 4 weeks of Exante VLCD and then went onto their working solution which allows some food. Their packs are higher in cals than LT and it's all about controlling the food for me. But I am only doing it until Easter and will then be joining you all on fully low carb.

    If I had kids, I couldn't do this. I know I would want to eat with them like you, so I think you have made a good decision. :D
     
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    Hello there and welcome!! Dont feel bad, I only managed 5 days on w8 before I had a mini breakdown cos I needed food so bad lol.

    Sukie, big hugs and a lot of respect 2 u hun. xx

    Ps.. dont mind woofy, shes our resident mentalist but shes lovely really. :gen126::doggy:
     
  16. sukie sue

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    good for you hunnie , its better to know and take the right steps to move to the right programme for you rather than to flounder and fall because the programmes not right for you right now. atkins / low carb is great, i did ll because i really had hit rock bottom and needed to get back to me.but low carb is a way of life , its a diet that leaves you satisfied and never hungry , if you can get past the initial habit of eating high carb foods with every thing youre on the road to a tasty and nutritional way of eating that really can shift the pounds. best of luck hunnie and welcome to the barmcake house of nutters :0) (aka jims angels )
     
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    lol !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!of we do love our little fruit and nutter !!!:banana dancer:ere we are getting a right old party going on here:party0023: WHOOP WHOOP !!!! WOOFIE WHERES THE VODKA KA KA ???
     
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    Lol, thanks everyone and thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Ive only started doing that since i joined this site. I think that lots of people have issues with food, but sometimes its hard admiting them, to others anyway.... Anyway enough of the doom and gloom lol ive had srambled eggs this afternoon, and it was lush ( well after eating no food for a week it would be). And im still not hungry and its nearly half ten wit woo, and ... i went to pilates class which i was scared to go to last weeek in case i fainted. And you lot have made me laugh loads, so huge thanks to you all you have been great x
     
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    Don't know how I missed this post.

    Hi and welcome love.
     
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