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Question for people about dieting over xmas

Discussion in 'Cambridge Diet Returners' started by MsJMC, 4 November 2010 Social URL.

  1. MsJMC

    MsJMC Strong women stay slim

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    Hi All

    Now I have restarted CD , and I was wondering about xmas , because I have alot to lose I will be still Dieting over that time and new year , I was wondering what other people will do around xmas and new year regarding CD . answers on a postcard please lol

    I'm in two minds of how i'll be when it comes down to xmas , after all its only 2 days and can I just switch off and keep dieting .... but am I strong enough is my Question to myself....
     
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    This time last year I was 2 stone lighter, I took 2 weeks off over christmas and new year because of work meals, family gatherings and then I didn't want to get back into ketosis just to drink NYE and have to do it again. It was my biggest mistake, I messed around for a few months afterwards, and eventually stopped. I finally got back on track yesterday! This year I am staying on the diet :) x
     
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    AAh I dont`t know what to do either. I am thinking of doing an Atkins day on xmas. I don`t want to take a break am so so scared of not losing weight or taking a break then finding it difficult to get back on track.
     
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    Yes , so many thoughts going around in my head over this one too .
    I guess near the time I will know...
    Wonder how many people are mixed up like me on this ...
    cos them two days may go on longer who knows ...
     
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    This happened to me, on my birthday though...

    I said, oh its only 2 days (weekend) and now its over a month without ketosis.

    Tomorrow I am restarting a clean slate. So my advice is just get through without breaking ketosis, its hard but you and I can do it!
     
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    I did CD from Nov 07 to Feb 08 and lost 5 stone. I was incredibly determined and having tried and failed on a number of occasions before that, I had got to my biggest and decided to go for it. I was completely 100% - I did not let a morsel of normal food to pass my lips the whole time - this included xmas day. However, as it was at the halfway point, all my family and friends were so encouraging that every one undrestood that it was something i needed to do for me. And we were all used to it.
    I honestly do believe that it is always more of a problem for other people than it ever is for the person doing it, i didn't find it difficult at all because i was 'in the zone' I guess. I lost six pounds over christmas and although I could have given myself a break, it was important for me to just keep ploughing on, mentally. Cos as we all know - it's always about what's in your head when it comes to food and weight issues.
    So, to conclude - from experience I would say go for it - food and drink is only a fraction of all the fun at xmas - it's only a roast dinner after all :D and if you are on the right track stay on it. Cos it's a bloody nightmare to get back on it again.;)
     
  8. MsJMC

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    Triplewhooper , how did you restart go ?
    Katyo , thats how much I need to lose 5 stone .... Yes its only roast dinner . Just two days , to a reward by not having xmas ...
    You did well and your family stuck by you which I know is another battle for me , my family saying to not do CD at all let alone over xmas .
     
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    Hey MsJMC,

    My restart is going "alright". I said this because it has taken me a month or so of "on" and "off's" to actually slap myself in the face and tell myself to go 100%.

    Having that thought of: "Oh its just one little thing, only this time..."
    Completely ruined my diet I was so proud of.
    So this time I am full on, no more blips.

    Getting into ketosis is harder the second time you fail because instead of the usual 3-4 days carb withdrawals, I am experiencing now really long and painful side effects.
    Painkillers to easy my headaches and sleeping pills, it is that bad :(

    But I am doing it and I am getting there, its all for a greater cause! ;)

    How are you getting along now?
     
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    Hi, im new to this forum (but not to dieting!). I have decided that i need to be realistic about xmas if im to achieve and to do this i am having xmas day and boxing day off. I know this could be a risk, but if i know thats all im having and i eat sensibly those days i know i can get back to it. If i tell myself i wont be having any time off i may cheat which will dishearten me and i'll probley jack it in!!! I think you know what you're capable of, you have to stay true to yourself and your family should respect that.
     
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    Thriplewhooper .

    Have you had enough water ? get the first week out of the way see how you go ?
    For me , my CDC never rang back rang head office as she is the only person in my town to do it as I don't drive . So CD for me is a no no now . I am starting SW today but i have in my mind to do meat days mainly as I know this woman from the school has loat what you lose on CD and why ? because thats what she did meats only allowed herself bread on a wed as weigh in day . I'm going to talk with her more when I see her but yes a stone a month .
    Charlie , yes my family , its hard going around them when it comes to diets makes you wanna eat after being around them so negative ... but hey new start for me today I join my new group this morning so will be over on the boards of SW guys , will also be around the whole site still ... good luck to all
     
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    hey :)
    I lost 21lbs before the summer then had a 'week off' to go to Glastonbury! Here I am in NOVEMBER trying yet again to start the diet again. Just be really strict with yourself and if you have a day off, just dont let it turn into a week off....cos that will turn into a month off!! good luck :)
     
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    Well said LeaV!

    For me its all about being honest with myself first and foremost, so placing the cards on the table this is how I see it:

    Xmas, new years, my missus and my own birthday are the only days I am planning to basically "fcuk up" my diet...

    Not only for the fact that its only 8-10 days a year (assuming you enjoy christmas straight until new years), but because it keeps things into perspective for me.

    This is a dilemma though because it requires a lot of willpower, and as we all know (or should) we tend to have big problems regarding willpower or else we would not be here on a weight loss support forum.

    Having that into account, it is essential for me to quickly get back on track as soon as possible, and I plan to achieve this by being out as much as I can after, so I can see the day vanish before my eyes.
    To do this I will pack some aspirins and pain killer for the inevitable headaches until I am back in ketosis.

    So yeah, 10 days out of the year plus a week for each event to get back into ketosis, making lets say a month worth of being "off".

    Call it crocked thinking or whatever those people at LighterLife call it, but I do plan and I will stick to my scheduled.
    I have enjoyed the days celebrating but I must also endure the times I will be going back to ketosis.

    The time "off" is nothing compared to the 27 years it took me to get like this, and I will certainly not let even 10% of that time to get me where I need to be, as I plan to do my hardcore diet for around a year.

    So yeah, I will damn well enjoy those days, but as you are here my witness I will get back to where I was heading.
     
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