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Sooooooooooooo glad today is nearly over!


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:sigh: Hi Chaps,

I have had the most awful diet day. I have been feeling 'depleated' since getting up this morning and have been desperate all day for some proper food.

It's not an "emotional hunger" thing, it's a "body needs feeding" thing.

My hands and feet are like blocks of ice - my tips of my fingers are full of little stabbing pains. I am freezing with the cold and no amount of clothes can change that. I look pale, my hair is like straw and I feel generally grim. People at work have noticed that I look rough and have told me so.

I didn't succumb however and have only had my four packs but I so hope that tomorrow is going to be a little more managable.

I am starting to tire of these dips in energy. Each time I think that I have scaled the LL "wall" only to find that I hit it again a four or five days later.

Please don't come back to me saying that it's all in my mind - it's not. It is purely physical. If it was in my mind I'd be eating a sandwich right this minute!

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S: 15st3lb C: 13st11lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 1st6lb(9.39%)
Well done for not giving in. The cold means you are in ketosis and burning fat. It will be worth it - and the people who are saying you look rough now ... will soon be complimenting you on how slim and great you look.

Keep going - easy it is not ... worth it??? I think so!


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Thank you girls - much appreciated sympathy and support!

I'm going to skulk off to my bed now with yet another pint of water and a magazine full of pictures of "celebs" looking rough - that might cheer me up!

My start to today sounds similar. I just feel ill, cold, and really really tired. I have luckily got a day off tomorrow. I think I am going to need it to chill out and rest. I am feeling so ill today, think I am coming down with a cold. :-(

Well done though for not caving and sticking to your packs!!! You did great, and something I will try and use as an inspiration to get me through today!! thanks :)


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Hi Chaps,

Feel better today but still have the cold hands with an uncomfortable feeling (Yuk) but not quite so wiped out.

Have tried to drink lots and lots today in the hope it might speed up the weight loss (have lost 1 stone 6 pounds in 4 weeks so far- not bad) so that I can get back to normal food.

I only have another stone and a half to go so hopefully I can start to eat a normal diet again by the end of June.

Hope you are feeling a little better too Tommee.

Good to hear that you're feeling better. It is very much up & down me thinks - some weeks harder than others...hope you feel better too Tommee :)
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Hope you're feeling better :D
Are you in week 4? I had a very rubbish week 3...the thought of the journey ahead - hideous. Then I crashed into the wall around week 10/11 = ouch, ouch, ouch. Truly would not accept that it was anything other than physical hunger - 6 days solid of this. Thought I was going to cave every minute of each of those days.
Got through it though. Nothing more than determination got me through it, I just kept thinking 'no way am I giving in after almost 3 months of living like this'
Maybe it's bar withdrawal!!! I think you've set yourself a real challenge on the bars this week (as per your previous thread). Could it be a more mental thing than you think connected with this?
Hang on in there - sending lots of support
Hi Tiger Girl,

I'm sure that it's not a "mental thing" - it's purely physical. For some reason or other every 5/6 days I encounter a 'wipe out' :eek: .

I am sure that if it was just in my mind I would give in - it is pure determination that keeps me going - that and the fact that I am beginning to look like a babe :cool: !

Thank you for the kind words.


Just to say that I am still in charge of the bars and have no intention of relinquishing control ever again because if I do they will have to go (forever :tear_drop: !) - and that would cause me intense trauma :D
Don't think so In Search Of Me,

I'm not driving myself. I do have a difficult job and a busy lifestyle but nothing out of the ordinary.

I am staying positive however and getting there bit by bit. Now I don't find the "wipeouts" so frightening (I though I needed A&E the first time - quite honestly!) and I know it will pass by the following day.

I, like everyone else, must suffer for beauty!

Thanks for your concern :)

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