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Total Solution No more excuses - Prosecco's journey

Prosecco

Full Member
Hi all,

I'm 32, married to lovely hubby and have a gorgeous 1 year old boy to run around after. I went on my first diet at 16 when I lost about a stone succesfully and since then have yo-yo'd between size 12 to 18 although I havent been in a size 12 for 8 years! I'm blooming well sick of being overweight and having had loads of stress over the years I have used these times as opportunities to make excuses to not do something about my weight. I have hopefully reached the point of no return and I am currently feeling so determined to tackle my weight issues. I have been stuck in limbo for the last couple of years beating myself up and trying to figure out where every diet has gone wrong, why they don't work for me and this has given me a real apathy towards seriously tackling my weight problem which has led to more half hearted attempts - you know the cycle Im sure. Recently I have been so fed up with myself, constantly avoiding photo oppotunities, rearranging my muffintops back into my jeans 50 million times a day and doing stupid things like asking the hairdresser to give me a cut that makes me slim that I have had enough! Only today and the future matters, I am going to try and forget about my 'failures', it was just never the right time before.

So.... I stated Exante 5 days ago and have stuck to it 100% managing to succesfully get through my neices b'day party and New Years Eve (normally a big blow out night). Im defo in ketosis as hubby has started kissing me strangely :p. I have written down 15 goals which I will share at some point but for now I just need to get through each day.

Anyway enough about me - I feel uncomfortably self indulgent posting this but having been a serial Minimims lurker for years its about time I put myself out there! Good luck to everyone starting their new eating regimes, I really hope we can all dig deep and get the courage, motivation and determination to achieve what we want this year.
 
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Miss Mac

Gold Member
Well done on taking the leap of faith chick and congratulations on 5 days so far. you have got through the worst of it now so it can only be onwards and downwards from here!! xxx
 

Sarette

Gold Member
Very well done on completing 5 days! There's no reason that you can't get to goal now :) xx
 

Prosecco

Full Member
Feeling great this morning -day 6 and I have just weighed myself on the wii and have lost 11lbs so far which I am so pleased with! I have been pretty moody for the last 5 days and havent wanted to socialise or anything so its nice to feel more myself. Hopefully the headaches are over with now and I am drinking so much water so it must be helping. I defo feel like I have lost some too and I love that feeling, when I last joined SW (attempt no 3...4...5?) and lost 10lb it took about 8 weeks and I never really felt any different so this is very motivating.

I have been thinking of reasons why I want to loose weight and a couple of things I have thought of today are that I am sick of always having red rims around my body where my bra and jeans cuddle me (!) me and also I hate looking at photos and the first thought is do I look fat, not how nice what a lovely momento of that moment.

Anyway thats all for now, I will check in again with more progress (hopefully) :)
 

Phoenix101

Full Member
Don't feel self indulgent posting. I think our main problem is we have to get out of the mindset of using food as our escape to reward, comfort or punish ourselves. Use these boards to thrash out your feelings, good and bad, best of luck..remember how strong you are, you got through New Year 100%, I would say most of us didn't (me included!!!) :D
 

Darcy15

I can and will do this!
Hello and welcome Prosecco!

Congratulations on a fantastic starting loss!!

You have got over the first few days,which are the worst. It gets so much easier after that.

Onwards and downwards for 2012!
 

Blue Butterfly

Gold Member
Well done on getting to day 6 and being 100%, an 11lb loss in that short time is absolutely fantastic x
 

Prosecco

Full Member
Thanks all. Today has been ok, I stuggled a bit this afternoon because I was shopping alot and think I over did it as I became really sluggish - more water I think next time. I am becoming an expert at where the nearest loo is when I am out already! Hope that I start feeling more energetic soon as I am planning on starting a couch to 5k running program from next week.

Another reason to loose weight - the gorgeous sized 10 and 12 clothes I saw today in the sales - I really want to be there next year!

Its brilliant that there are so many people buzzing around the forums again and positive for the new year, I love Minimims - thanks for always being there!
 

Prosecco

Full Member
Well its Day 7!!! Wow I cant believe it has come round so quickly, I feel good today although a bit bunged up - anyone had fibergel or senocot whilst doing a VLCD - will they interfere with ketosis do you think?

Another reason I want to loose weight - Being able to buy kneehigh boots in whatever style I want and not just the stretchy pair that fit! Being able to run around after my son energetically and not in a slugglish half hearted manner because it makes me feel like an old woman! When I graduate next year I want to look slim and healthy in my graduation gown and look at the photos with pride not which ones shall I ditch because I look like a sack of spuds!
 

DustQueen

Gold Member
Prosecco said:
Well its Day 7!!! Wow I cant believe it has come round so quickly, I feel good today although a bit bunged up - anyone had fibergel or senocot whilst doing a VLCD - will they interfere with ketosis do you think?

Another reason I want to loose weight - Being able to buy kneehigh boots in whatever style I want and not just the stretchy pair that fit! Being able to run around after my son energetically and not in a slugglish half hearted manner because it makes me feel like an old woman! When I graduate next year I want to look slim and healthy in my graduation gown and look at the photos with pride not which ones shall I ditch because I look like a sack of spuds!

Well done :) I take senokot but others recommend dulcolax pico pearls (tesco do them) they are nice and mild and keto friendly x
 

DustQueen

Gold Member
Prosecco said:
Well the end of Day 7, I am so pleased to have done a week woop woop! Back to work tomorrow after 13 weeks leave :( but going back at least a stone lighter than when I left :)

That's great news :) well done!
 

Prosecco

Full Member
Day 8 and first day back at work. I feel great today, I havent felt hungry for ages but did have mental cravings last night, hubby ate 2 WW Curries next to me and they smelt gorgeous!!! I like them even if Im not on a diet (which is always ha ha) anyhoo he also ate some jelly meerkats from M&S and they also smelt brilliant even though I'm not at all interested in them usually - Im more a choccy girl. When I sorted out my clothes for work yesterday I tried on a pair of grey trousers which I have never worn and could do them up for the first time ever, they are a bit tight but will be ok very soon! So Im saving them, I reckon they will be ok next week. I wondered also if my double chin was reducing when I looked in the mirror which was another positive.

When I went on the Wii yesterday it said I had put on a pound which is just silliness so Im going to cut down the weighing because I dont think it is helpful every day.

Reasons to hate being overweight - sanitary bins close to toilets and trying to avoid accidently touching them with your thighs. Being too hot and sweaty in summer and thighs rubbing together.
 

Phoenix101

Full Member
Well done on your progress so far, it's great when you start noticing all those changes isn't it? Makes it all worthwhile, it's amazing how quickly it happens on this diet so much more than WW or SW..they take forever! :D
 

Alex_1978

Gold Member
I love your reasons for losing weight too :D I'm sitting here grinning and nodding like an idiot at the screen, and I'm sure I'm not the only one here who can relate to them!
It sounds like you've made a great start with Exante - long may it continue! x
 

Prosecco

Full Member
Thanks for your replies, soooooo... I've had a horrible day at work which resulted in me having a blub in the loos and trying to hide my blotchy face. This is exactly the kind of thing that would take me over the edge usually and I would normally have something like seeded toast with melting butter dripping on it to make me feel better - however I am not going to give up and give in! I know that I am an emotional eater and it is totally unproductive, I'm on day 9 goddamit and I'm going to battle through this!

Reasons to loose weight today - For the day that I will walk up to my boss in my size 10 gorgeous work suit (which I dont yet own) and tell him I'm quitting biatch!!! (Unfortunately Im stuck there for a while as it is paying my way through uni).

Reasons I hate being overweight today - I thought only cows had five bellies but I'm a close contender to this. Also, slim people have a gap between their legs when their feet are put together, and currently unless I use xray specs I'm not seeing anything in the middle!

So there it is Day 9 - the closest wobble day yet but still 100% and refusing to be beaten! Come on everyone we can do it!
 

Phoenix101

Full Member
That made me laugh! Well done for not turning to food to comfort yourself..keep that mental picture in your head of telling your boss where to go!! Keep going..day 4 of restart for me :)
 




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