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Soooo excited - restarted CD - whooohooo!

Chelle x

Gold Member
S: 19st13lb C: 11st9lb G: 10st0lb Loss: 8st4lb(41.58%)
#1
Hi everyone, hope it's okay to join you all. I've been a keen lurker for the last few months and have thoroughly enjoyed reading all your posts. Now I feel that I would like to be more involved in the site rather than just sitting on the outskirts (if you know what I mean?!).

Some background about myself - I've always been overweight since growing up in a family where it's polite to finish all the food on your plate, and then taken as a compliment by the chef (usually Nan) when you ask for second helpings. Given the fact that I also did not enjoy excercise, it was pretty inevitable that the weight would creep on! I spent my childhood in my own little bubble trying to block out the misery of not being able to wear skimpy hot pants and sexy tops, and trying to avoid any occasions that involved boys!
When I left school and trained as a Beauty Therapist I maintained my 'chubby' appearance although with the help of my training I felt at least I could look 'pretty' with the makeup tips I'd picked up.
A few more years rolled by, I then met my man, and had 2 children. With each pregnancy I gained 4 stone, through completely piggish behaviour and the ability to delude myself that I looked good! (Absolute joke as the photos are shocking). Somehow the devastation of these photos inspired me to lose weight and so in June 2006 I began my 'long term diet' journey.
June 2006 - start weight 18st 7 lbs
I lost 2 stone through sensible eating and breast feeding - down to 16st 7lb
Gillian McKeith and her wonderful books helped out with the next stone - 15st 7lb
Weight Watchers took me to 14st 7lb
Finally joined CD in September 2007 and managed to shift another stone ish, before finishing in December due to tempting Christmas food!
Phew!

So there you have it - what an effort!!!!! I've messed around for 2 years getting my weight down, and you know what I haven't changed one little bit. I still spend every minute of every day thinking of food. It's taken up my whole life. I either pig out to the point of complete sickness (physical and mental), or I starve myself to the point of collapse.

I am currently about 12st 7lb and wish to lose another 2 stone, which at 5ft 6 puts me just under bmi of 25.

Tomorrow I shall be back to the CD way of life and I CAN'T WAIT. I will shift this extra wait and then I will work my way through the plans in order to control my wild ways once and for all!

So there you have it sorry for the long message, just wanted to clear my head and get in the mindset ready for my appointment tomorrow evening.

Thank you so much for reading this and well done to all of you who have done so well on your own journeys.

xx
 
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S: 14st1lb C: 8st10lb BMI: 23 Loss: 5st5lb(38.07%)
#2
Hi Chelle

Welcome onboard hun and thanks for sharing your story which I might add is pretty bloomin good in my book. You may not have gone the most direct route but you have shifted over 6 stone if my maths are correct which is a huge achievement.

Good luck with the last push to the finish line, let us know how you are getting on.

Georgie
xx
 
#3
Hi everyone, hope it's okay to join you all. I've been a keen lurker for the last few months and have thoroughly enjoyed reading all your posts. Now I feel that I would like to be more involved in the site rather than just sitting on the outskirts (if you know what I mean?!).

Some background about myself - I've always been overweight since growing up in a family where it's polite to finish all the food on your plate, and then taken as a compliment by the chef (usually Nan) when you ask for second helpings. Given the fact that I also did not enjoy excercise, it was pretty inevitable that the weight would creep on! I spent my childhood in my own little bubble trying to block out the misery of not being able to wear skimpy hot pants and sexy tops, and trying to avoid any occasions that involved boys!
When I left school and trained as a Beauty Therapist I maintained my 'chubby' appearance although with the help of my training I felt at least I could look 'pretty' with the makeup tips I'd picked up.
A few more years rolled by, I then met my man, and had 2 children. With each pregnancy I gained 4 stone, through completely piggish behaviour and the ability to delude myself that I looked good! (Absolute joke as the photos are shocking). Somehow the devastation of these photos inspired me to lose weight and so in June 2006 I began my 'long term diet' journey.
June 2006 - start weight 18st 7 lbs
I lost 2 stone through sensible eating and breast feeding - down to 16st 7lb
Gillian McKeith and her wonderful books helped out with the next stone - 15st 7lb
Weight Watchers took me to 14st 7lb
Finally joined CD in September 2007 and managed to shift another stone ish, before finishing in December due to tempting Christmas food!
Phew!

So there you have it - what an effort!!!!! I've messed around for 2 years getting my weight down, and you know what I haven't changed one little bit. I still spend every minute of every day thinking of food. It's taken up my whole life. I either pig out to the point of complete sickness (physical and mental), or I starve myself to the point of collapse.

I am currently about 12st 7lb and wish to lose another 2 stone, which at 5ft 6 puts me just under bmi of 25.

Tomorrow I shall be back to the CD way of life and I CAN'T WAIT. I will shift this extra wait and then I will work my way through the plans in order to control my wild ways once and for all!

So there you have it sorry for the long message, just wanted to clear my head and get in the mindset ready for my appointment tomorrow evening.

Thank you so much for reading this and well done to all of you who have done so well on your own journeys.

xx
hey Chelle - well done on all your efforts so far....it can be so hard sometimes.....:)

good luck with your CD start....keep us posted on your journey !

love

Debz xx
 

Chelle x

Gold Member
S: 19st13lb C: 11st9lb G: 10st0lb Loss: 8st4lb(41.58%)
#4
Many thanks to you both for your replies I feel so motivated I can't wait!!!!

You're right Georgie I have shaken about 6 stones off. It's very strange when you lurk and can't post because so many times I've said to myself 'wow' when I've seen your transformation. (Even showing OH how great you look!) Well done!
 
#5
Many thanks to you both for your replies I feel so motivated I can't wait!!!!

You're right Georgie I have shaken about 6 stones off. It's very strange when you lurk and can't post because so many times I've said to myself 'wow' when I've seen your transformation. (Even showing OH how great you look!) Well done!
good on ya Chelle !!! you can so do this....lok forward to your 'before' and 'after' photos !!!

keep us posted on your progress.......

lotsa love

Debz xx
 
S: 14st1lb C: 8st10lb BMI: 23 Loss: 5st5lb(38.07%)
#6
Many thanks to you both for your replies I feel so motivated I can't wait!!!!

You're right Georgie I have shaken about 6 stones off. It's very strange when you lurk and can't post because so many times I've said to myself 'wow' when I've seen your transformation. (Even showing OH how great you look!) Well done!

Thanks Chelle and good to have you posting not lurking. You sound sooo positive and that is sure to serve you well!

Gx
 

Sarette

Gold Member
S: 19st13lb C: 18st12lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 45.3 Loss: 1st1lb(5.38%)
#7
Welcome Chelle and good luck! xxx
 

Chelle x

Gold Member
S: 19st13lb C: 11st9lb G: 10st0lb Loss: 8st4lb(41.58%)
#8
Thanks Sarah! Considering I've been viewing messages for the last 6 months, when it actually comes to posting it's quite daunting isn't it!

I didn't even think I'd get 1 reply so I'm overwhelmed really. Thanks so much!
 

Sarette

Gold Member
S: 19st13lb C: 18st12lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 45.3 Loss: 1st1lb(5.38%)
#9
I always worry I won't get replies too! So I try and reply to as many as poss, and it's so nice meeting so many lovely people!

Keep us updated with how you are doing, even if it's just on the daily thread :) xx
 

Chelle x

Gold Member
S: 19st13lb C: 11st9lb G: 10st0lb Loss: 8st4lb(41.58%)
#15
Thanks for the posts girls! I'm so happy about starting again that I'm enjoying feeling hungry (and empty):)

Off to meet my new CDC this evening, but have a couple of spare packs to see me through today.

Hope you're all having a good day so far. I'm guzzling that water, and dreaming of those slim days ahead!!!:D
 
#16
My friend lost over six stone 2 years ago on Cambridge and her mantra is

" Nothing tastes as good as thin feels"

I have it written on post its on all my mirrors lol

Good luck

Madge
 

Dobbie

I will get to goal .....
#18
Best of luck with starting the end of your weight loss journey. CD can be tough at times, but it's sooooo worth the results you get. Fast weight loss is motivation enough to stick with it!!

Look forward to hearing how you get on over the coming weeks. Stay positive though - that's the key to long term success on CD
xx
 

Chelle x

Gold Member
S: 19st13lb C: 11st9lb G: 10st0lb Loss: 8st4lb(41.58%)
#19
Thanks for all your posts - very motivating!:)

Still working my way through the water and getting a good workout from trips upstairs to the toilet!

Both kids at home and munching easter eggs so thank God I'm feeling so positive and motivated - I WILL SUCCEED - Whoohoo! lol

How is everyone else getting on today?

Sending lots of Newbie motivation vibes around the forum! :vibes:
 
#20
Hey Chelle, must have caught some of your vibes, day 1 of restart for me and I've been 100% so far, can't remember last time it happened like this. I'm working 3 long shifts tomorrow, friday and saturday so that should help me get to day 5, hopefully after which I'll be in ketosis. Stick with it, this time is the right time, slim for summer yeah, yeah, yeah.
 


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