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Silver Member
S: 12st3lb C: 12st3lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 28 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
I am lucky in the sense those truly closest to me dont try and scupper this diet. My kids tell me off if I threaten to pick. They also remind me Im not fat but dont tell me Im mad to be trying to get to my goal. My hubby says nothing about the diet except he couldnt do it (fair comment).

Thankfully my mum/best mate live in the UK as they dont agree and I dont mention the diet until I have to see them. My best mate is morbidly obese and whilst I love her to bits I dont understand why she cant be happy that I have found a way to lose weight that suits me. My mum makes slight complaints and suggest it must be awful tasting until she tried a ''frappe'' which she thoroughly enjoyed! She wont voice the ''it must be unhealthy'' opinion as she knows I have an answer to that!!!

My biggest prob is college as Im on a nursing course and of course you then hear how awful LT must be!!! Thankfully Im on placement and can avoid most situations due to breaks being staggered!

I have to say that my biggest motivation dampener has been my pharmacist this time.

I went in to pick up supplies today and was told my BMI was healthy and if I wanted to stop (having just restarted) I could. I again explained that I want to get to the lower end of my BMI so I feel better and also so that I have 4-6lb of leeway rather than 2lb.

Unfortunately I cant change pharmacy as Im close to goal and if I ''restart'' at a new pharmacy they wont let me as I'm within healthy BMI range.

Anyway.... who is your biggest sabatoeur??
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Gaelic Faery

Cambridge Counsellor
I know exactly how you feel! I'm lucky that my parents and close friends are supporting me while doing this. One of the girls is such a legend she sends me random messages of support and refuses to eat yummy things in front of me if I'm having a bad day.

Like you it's my classmates trying to sabotage me! I had a big rant about it earlier :D The girls are always complaining about their weight so they hate to see me losing any while they're still unhappy. None of them want me to reach my goal. They all want me drinking with them, it's like they can't have fun if I'm not drinking...go figure

I also get the "it can't be healthy" lecture while they demand I get off the diet. Funny thing is they give me the "no way this is safe" and "think of your health" crap while eating burgers and chips and drinking!! Pure ignorance


I love my purdy shoes
S: 20st5lb C: 14st11lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 30.6 Loss: 5st8lb(27.37%)
Awww your pharmacist should be glad of the cash not putting you off...I'm lucky my family don't say anything about it to me, just ask me how its going and my dad throws in hows it going skinny every now and again (as a nice thing)
My husband just lets me get on with it and tuts if I cheat, it's the people at work that i'm not really telling i'm on it as we've had a convo before about lt blah blah blah and they wouldn't say it to my face but i'm sure they'd be talking amongst themselves.


Having a mid-life crisis
S: 12st9lb C: 10st5lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 24.9 Loss: 2st4lb(18.08%)
I have a real problem at work, its a fairly small place, and we sit together at lunchtime.
I have avoided too many questions so far by sayingthat I've already had my lunch, or going out to town, or for a walk instead of sitting in the tearoom.

The one time I sat with a coffee I got tutted at because they all think I'm starving myself (they don't know I'm on LT so think I'm just 'not eating'). Yesterday I brought a soup, blended it here with a handblender etc and got all the 'urgh whats that, doesn't look very nice'. I told them it was a diet soup ;) They know I'm cutting back but not exactly what I'm doing.

Think I might run out of reasons for the next few weeks though!


Size 14 here i come!
S: 14st7lb C: 12st1lb G: 11st7lb Loss: 2st6lb(16.75%)
My mum isn't the greatest support, i actually think she hopes i won't do it.
Last time i did LT she told my aunt NO WAY would i stick to it. Well i lost 4st in under 4 months, she was sooo jealous which is ridiculous, she is my mother!! She was always commenting on how big i was (before LT) and never gave me any support.

This time i needed to lose 2 and half stones, she knows i can do it and only have another stone and half to go to get me lower than i was last time. She doesn't really comment but she loves eatng in front of me or asking me to go to chip shop for her, pretending she has forgot! Pathetic, but i just know she hates that i have more will power than her and it drives her crazy.
S: 12st7lb C: 10st12lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 26.1 Loss: 1st9lb(13.14%)
Hi stinky,
I got that too from my Mother. She used to say how big I was and now she says that I am being ridiculous going from one extreme to another.

My Husband on the other hand has been really nagging about the cost of it and true enough we do have a lot of bills and four children etc etc. He asked me why I was stuffing my face at xmas and now doing this diet. He always asks why Im being so selfish?. I explained to him that I never go out, buy clothes etc etc so this is the only thing I am doing for myself. I am absolutely determined that nobody will put me off. He also says that too much weightloss wont suit me!!!

I had gestational (pregnancy) diabetes with all my kids which went away after each pregnancy but doctors have said that Ill probably get it permanantly soon anyway because i have an underlying tendency for it now. They said that if I keep the weight down, I have a good chance of keeping it off.

My husband said that if i am aware of this then, why do I keep stuffing myself and costing us a lot of money on LT cos I have no self control!!!:cry:


I will be skinny again!!!
S: 14st10.5lb C: 11st12.5lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 23.9 Loss: 2st12lb(19.37%)
I think my mum would be.. not that she doesnt want me to suceed, she just isnt helping me to suceed...

and my friends.. but they just want me to go out and get drunk with them ! lol


Silver Member
S: 12st3lb C: 12st3lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 28 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Binge eater,

Did you have GD in all your pregnancies?

Yes you are more likely to develop diabetes in later life but if you can get your weight within a healthy BMI and control your cholesterol then your chances are very much minimised. However its not only 'overweight' women who develop GD but they are recognised more often. Out of interest how big were your babies,were they early/late and was your GD insulin or diet controlled? And did they need any time in the neo? Sorry for the questions... Im a student midiwfe!! LOL
S: 12st7lb C: 10st12lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 26.1 Loss: 1st9lb(13.14%)
No probs Theresa,
On three of the four pregnancies I was on insulin three times a day and the other pregnancy was diet control and she didnt go into the SCBU but funnily enough she is the one with chronic asthma and they say that untreated diabetes can result in chest complications for the child so maybe i should have had insulin with her?.
My first child was induced four weeks early and weighed 9pounds 1 ounce, my second induced 2 weeks early and weighed 9pounds 3 , my third 2 days early and weighed 8 pounds 7 and my fourth one day early and weighed 7pounds 13. I was given the wrong insulin they said on the last baby and they said that if i was a small woman i would have got very sick so hence my last baby being so light!!

You guys can imagine the state of my stomach!!lol!. Im down to 12st1pound now so I hope I can get to 8stone and have a tummy tuck in prague. anyone any info on tummy tucks in the Czech republic?


Having a mid-life crisis
S: 12st9lb C: 10st5lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 24.9 Loss: 2st4lb(18.08%)
Hi Binge Eater
I was booked for a TT at Laderma clinic in Prague last year, however I got very sick and had to ahve a kidney removed so I had to cancel it.
Then I put on a bit of weight due to the op and all that.
I probably can't afford it now, we did the bathroom :rofl
but check out the forums at LookYourBest
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I found them all really helpful on there when I was plannig mine
G: 11st7lb
My husband was really supportive in the beginning - I'm not sure he believed I would stick to it or that the weight loss would be so quick. After 2 weeks and 13lb his attitude is changing....he told me the other day that he is fed up of not eating or drinking with me and that if I'm still on the diet when we go away fo the weekend (4 weeks time) its not worth us going. I know he doesn't mean it but its not terribly encouraging :(
My friend I'm doing the diet with, on the other hand, is sooooooooo supportive and whenever either of us have a wobble we def encourage eachother to continue. Spose its all about balance.


I love my purdy shoes
S: 20st5lb C: 14st11lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 30.6 Loss: 5st8lb(27.37%)
Awww I feel sorry for you guys that arn't getting the support that you need, thats terrible. Aslong as you believe in yourself though thats all that matters :D:D:D You can do it,ignore everyone else xxx
I havent really told anyone that im on LT because a couple of people i have totally disagree with it, but hey nevermind lol. I also know people that have done LT and i have seen them before and seen them now and WOW. My mum and ex-parter are supportive which is good.
S: 12st7lb C: 10st12lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 26.1 Loss: 1st9lb(13.14%)
Thanks Cherryrocks!! You are dead right!! I know what I want regardless of what anyone else says. Definetely, I may not have encouragement at home but there is more than enough to go around on this forum and thats something that will benefit us all!!:girlpower:


Life is not a Rehersal!
S: 14st4lb C: 11st6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 28.3 Loss: 2st12lb(20%)
Hi Theresa
Just getting around to reading your post......firstly, you are doing so well and I hope they allow you to carry on. There is nothing wrong with losing a little bit more and like you say, you have a bit of slack! Cant understand why they dont see this.

I think the one person is my friend who is saying I look great and that I dont need to lose weight. It is her birthday soon and we are going to Calendar Girls and a meal..I have told her that if I am not eating by then, I wont be and she will just have to accept that. If I let my guard down she could quite easily sabbotage my dream! But I wont let her.

HOpe you are doing ok and not working too hard!!!!!!!!!

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