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Hi all,

I know I don't offically start my CD until 7th Jan. So I hope no one minds.
This will give me somewhere to put all my pondering.

Like right now... been working since midnight... still 2 hours to go.

I see my CDC on 6th in the afternoon/evening. I can't wait to actually get started on it. First thing I've felt this positive about in a very long time.

I'm wondering how I'm going to last till about 10pm tonight on now sleep since New years eve after the bells... UGH!

I do love my job though. Chat Master for online bingo sites. I meet lovely new people every day from all over the place. Can get quite attached to a few.

2nd of January... 2010 already... 23 in september.. where does the time go? I can remember being 8 and thinking old was OAP. And now I'm 8 years from it.

The most scary part is, being ill from the age of 2. Arthritis after the spanish flu, finding out at 12 that I could be blind before I'm 30 and then kids. In the space of 10 years Uvitis has rid me of my right eye. And I've got 8 years to try and hold onto my left eye. Starting a treatment soon, anti-inflammatory that destroys my immune system that should help preserve my sight. But with that, brings other problems. But I'll face them head on when they arise, live everything I do. I can't kid it doesn't get me down. It does.

But my motto is... no amount of crying will fix it, so why bother.

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Wow, Becca. I don't quite know what to say after reading your first post. It sounds like you've been through some pretty tough times. :hug99:

But 2010 is going to be your year, hun. You're sounding so determined already!

And 23? Pfft, nothing :D Though I remember feeling how you're feeling about it. Somehow, it seemed so much older than 22... Funny how some numbers seem bigger than others. :D

Keep posting hun. I'm really looking forward to watching you achieve all of your goals this year!
Glad you could make sense of it lol. Around 6am when I start to suffer from the lack of sleep lol.

Meh I know they'res always someone worse off, so I find things to be happy about.

Before my nap I was in two minds about going through with CD.

I'm really scared about having saggy skin. I could never afford to go through correction surgery.

I still want to do CD though, hoping age will go on my side. My tummy is lost to the dogs anyway, my kids did a number on it during my pregnancies lol.
Good luck on your CD journey. you'll do great... And I sooo know about those kids' snacks that have to be out away to resist the nibblies!!
Well hopefully, I should see my CDC tomorrow and start on thursday :D.

Here's my 8 steps to cloud 9 after finishing the diet steps...

  1. Maintain a low-fat diet after weight loss, but not one that is too restrictive. It is important to allow yourself a few splurges after your initial weight loss or you risk abandoning the diet due to frustration.
  2. Step 2
    Eat breakfast every day. A healthy breakfast will jump start your metabolism, provide you with energy and help you avoid overeating at lunch.
  3. Step 3
    Eat before you become too hungry. Excessive hunger can lead to overeating.
  4. Step 4
    Pay attention to portion size. It is important to eat just until you are satisfied, not until you are full.
  5. Step 5
    Exercise regularly. An effective fitness routine should include no less than 30 minutes of aerobic exercise at least 3 days a week. Help prevent burnout by choosing activities that you actually enjoy and mix up your fitness regimen regularly to prevent boredom.
  6. Step 6
    Drink at least eight glasses of water a day.
  7. Step 7
    Eat three moderate-size meals a day. Skipping meals can cause you to become excessively hungry and result in overeating at your next meal.
  8. Step 8
    Weigh yourself frequently. This information can help you change your eating habits or increase your exercise activity to maintain your ideal weight.
I offically start CD tomorrow.


Weight 11st 10lbs
Waist 34" :cry:
Hips 42" :cry:
Chest/Bust (around boobs?) 38":eek:
Arms 13" :cry:
Thighs 24" :cry:

I actually thought I had rather slim thighs... obviously not.

Here are my before pictures too....



Hi hun

Starting tomorrow, eh? :D :D :D You're going to do fab, I know it.

Just wanted to drop by and thank you for the wise words you posted on my thread. I tried to give you some rep, but it just said I had to spread some more around, grrr...

All the best for tomorrow - I won't wish you luck cos you ain't gonna need it!

I look forward to catching up with you in maintenance, LOL! :D
I hope I wasn't too straight forward hun. My problem is I speak my mind and I don't mean to come across harsh or rude. It's easier to get my point across in vocally lol.

I love you around the forums. You put up some pretty interesting and meaningful posts. Get's you thinking :).

Don't be a stranger doll x.

P.S we're going to get to goal!


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good luck,hope it goes smoothly:)
Course you weren't too harsh, hun!! :hug99: Those were very wise words indeed - and exactly what I needed to read, LOL. Sometimes, I get so tied up in stuff, I forget to use common sense... :D

Hope it's all going well. Keep us posted, won't you?

PS - my OH had that jab and was complaining bitterly for days. Ouch ouch ouch - you poor thing! Hope it feels better soon!

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