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Started last Thursday

After quite a lot of diets decided to go with the Cambridge diet and started last Thursday.
I weighed in at 16st 8lbs, was gutted as had been doing really well and had lost about 13lbs by going to the gym 4 or 5 days a week, however then came the holiday, the food was fantastic and put it all back on again.
The first two days were ok, had the metallic taste in my mouth on day two so seemed to be going ok. The weekend was the hardest as cooking for the family was open to all sorts of temptation.
Yesterday was a nightmare, my boss sprung a surprise business lunch on me with a really senior person in the organisation, couldn't really sit there having a shake, so had a bit of salmon with a tiny bit of veg.
Have to say despite the lack of solid food I haven't really felt hungry, of course there are times when I think about all the things that I am missing out on but am determined to lose three stone.
Although I used to drink half a bottle of wine a night, I haven't missed that and seem to be just as happy as with a glass of coke zero.
I did sneak a look at the scales today, and I know you only weigh yourself once a week but have lost 10lbs, with two days to go in the first week.
The best thing about the CD is the variety of flavours available and the fact that you can have shakes hot or cold, breaks up any monotony.
Drawbacks: The amount of stick I get from my wife for doing it, she has started slimming world and keeps on about how you can eat as much as you want, not sure how that works, we will see how it pans out after a month.
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S: 20st11lb C: 20st11lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 44.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Welcome to minimins and congratulations for resisting temptation over the weekend!
Well done granthar, that's a fab start. Everyone likes different diets for different reasons, and we all do what suits us best. I have to say my OH has been fantastic, but him and our son are still getting fed everyday.
You say you don't miss wine, I do....but I still have a bit over the weekends, not recommended by many on here, but ho hum.
Keep going.


Trying to stay healthy!
hey granthar, welcome to the site and the world of cd'ing!! Good luck for your first weigh in this week. You'll lose that 3 st in no time!



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howdy howdy. you are doing incredibly well :D keep it up. cd isn't for everyone, and it's good that you are both on a plan together, even if they are opposite ends of the spectrum. you will lose weight rapidly but it is difficult. just get ready for a peeved wife when you lose faster. that's what i'm like with my OH who drops weight faster than you can click your fingers :)

abz xx


Fat busting crime fighter
keep in touch, I started last weds and we could help envourage each other. My goal shuold end in feb... fancy holding hands?

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