starting LT today, this is my diary!

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  1. angi

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    Well I am starting on Lipotrim today, I'm gonna start part way through the day (3pm) as although most people start at the beginning of the day I think this way will be better for me psychologically as then I'll have done half a day before my first full day tomorrow, and it may make it easier to get through tomorrow. I have at least two stone to lose, put on a lot of weight in my pregnancy (had my little boy in February) by stupidly eating for two (or sometimes three or four!) and since March been trying to lose weight but only lost 10lbs in 3 months which has been sooooo slow that I just gave up.
    A friend of my mum's tried this diet, although she didn't last too long I thought I would try it as I am so desperate to get back in my pre pregnancy clothes and all I can wear at the moment is elasticated waist things, it's so depressing, I still look at least six months pregnant.
    I'm a little bit scared of doing this diet, as i've never done anything so extreme before although a couple of years ago I had very good results with go lower which is ketogenic but you eat low carb meals, lost 2stone in four months then and kept most of it off until I got pregnant but once I got pregnant it all piled back on.
    I'm attracted to the fast weight loss this programme promises, I reckon I can get most of my excess weight off in 1.5-2 months rather than the 8 or so months it will take at my current rate!
    From what I've read on here the first couple of weeks are torture but after that it is not so bad, so I am just thinking - a couple of weeks of suffering to get my figure back, not too bad a deal.
    Got all my stuff from the chemist yesterday and I will admit to pigging out a little bit last night as I knew I wouldn't see real food again for a while, but hey ho, I'm here now and ready to go.
    I just hope the hunger pangs in the beginning won't last too long as failure is not an option!
     
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    I started this morning!
    I found it easy until shortly after 1pm haha.
    Haven't had any headaches etc, but I assume its to early in the diet yet, hope this hunger pains will disappear soon though!

    Good luck! :) x
     
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    I think every time I get the urge to quit I will just go look in the mirror, just did that (as I was trying to see how tight my old clothes are) and it's not a pretty sight, apart from the stretch marks which i don't suppose I can do much about, I am just huuuuuge on my belly, bum and thighs and only size 16s with elasticated waists will fit. Not worn a non-elasticated waist since I fell pregnant a year ago! Thought i was fat then but I wasn't really, I was size 12 and 10.5 stones which I would LOVE to be now, strange how it is all relative.
    Anyway I am hoping that by the time the hunger hits it will be evening and then not long to go before bed, that was my logic in starting half way through the day, then tomorrow it'll be bad but it'll be my second day not my first so hopefully i can get thru it. Good luck too! let me know how it goes!
     
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    Hi Angi and Amy...how are you finding things up to now? This diet is hard, mega hard, but the results as you see from all the posts are amazing. When you get a craving think of why you are doing this....oh yeah, and as you have probably read, try to keep glugging your water!! Good luck and just concentrate on a day at a time ..x
     
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    Well I am eight hours in and just beginning to feel the pangs of hunger - thankfully I'm off to bed in a little while. Had the strawberry shake for dinner, it wasn't too bad. Went to tescos to stock up on green tea and mineral water, realised that whenever I go in usually there's always a mental battle going on in my head, can I have this/can I have that? and it was quite refreshing that this time round, no mental battle cos I can't have anything! I'm really hoping this diet will work for me cos I am quite an all or nothing person, moderation doesn't work very well for me cos if I can have a little bit of something I just want more.
    I'm dreading tomorrow - think it will be the worst day but I'm as ready as I'll ever be. I HAVE to get this weight off, I'm a stone heavier than my previous (pre pregnancy) all time heaviest and I felt huge then. I seem to have the type of body that doesn't carry weight well so every pound feels like three, if you know what I mean!
    Right off to bed now and will try not to dream of food. I will have to feed my four month old his bottle of milk at 4am, bet it'll start to look really appetising!
     
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    day 2...not easy but not as bad as I thought

    Now on day 2, woke up this morning (actually at 4.30 am - to feed my baby) feeling really bad and asking myself what am I doing? but went back to sleep and after I woke up at 8am, feeling a lot better. Had the vanilla shake for breakfast along with two glasses of water and some green tea (I can't bear the thought of black tea without milk so green tea it is for now) and didn't feel too bad. Slight hunger pangs this morning but nothing compared to, eg, labour pains! Keep thinking it's not a question of can I do this, but of how much pain I may have to go through to get there, as failure is NOT an option - I need to get back into my size 14 jeans!
    Went to meet a friend for coffee this afternoon, had it black (yuk - don't know if I can get used to that) and even though she was having a sandwich it didn't make me feel too bad. I felt suprisingly ok actually, thought I'd be dying of hunger but what I've realised is that hunger pangs come and go and feel really intense at the time but then fade away for a while, helps to remember that next time I'm feeling them! Just really want to get into ketosis now, keep thinking another two days and I'll be there! Gonna try the soup for dinner tonight - hope it's ok. So far I've tried all three flavours of shake and they've not been too bad the chocolate is the best, the strawberry's ok too and the vanilla is passable, not great but not disgusting either.
     
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    Day three has come around now, and it's 5.30 pm still going strong! I seem to vacillate between thinking I absolutely can do it and feeling very motivated, and then I'll get a hunger pang or bad moment and think I can't go on. But the bad moments pass. Went shopping this morning and bought a dress in size 14 in the john lewis sale, something to aim for and if all goes wrong (sure it won't) I have kept the receipt. After shopping, felt quite grotty though...light headed and lethargic and just wanted to go to bed. I wonder when I will go into Ketosis, I keep telling myself I am bound to be in ketosis by day 5 (monday) so I just have to get through the weekend.
    Had the chocolate shake today and it was really nice. Unfortunately the chemists only gave me three of those in my bag so I may have to go back and swap some of the strawberry ones.
    Going to the pub tonight just for a little while to see some friends, there's a beer festival on although I don't really like ales so won't miss out too much there I'm not sure I really feel up to socialising and I'm worried about feeling grotty when I am out, so I may just have my final shake of the day just before I go out. Also been drinking a lot of green tea today, which is ok with the tablet sweetener and tried black tea with sweetener too - doesn't seem too bad. Black coffee was awful, so may have to give that a miss for a while.
    all in all not too great today but not too bad. Also I have learned not to go to the supermarket unless it's essential, all the smells and sights of food not good!
     
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    Hi frilssandpink!
    I'm finding things hard, but not beyond my control, I did cave on day one, but thought on day 2 that it was ridiculous, and I did have a little peak at the scales this morning and after 2 days I am 7lbs lighter! So that has spurred me on! xx
     
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    Wow well done Amy! that's great! I survived the pub, wasn't too bothered about the beer festival as I'm not a massive drinker and used to not drinking from being pregnant - so just stuck to my water. Now feeling slightly hungry and thinking I should go to bed before my hunger really strikes, hopefully I can sleep through the worst of it. Then will be in day 4 and hopefully ketosis - will get some ketostix tomorrow to check. Let me know how you get on
     
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    Thank you!
    Had another sneaky look at the scales, and lost a further 2lbs, so thats 9lbs in total! Can't even believe it!
    Well done for not caving in to the pub!
    Where do you get the ketostix from by the way? Just the chemist?
    Well done for being 100%
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    Hi amy - you get ketostix from the chemist. well done making it this far. Day 4 today and woke up hungry but after I'd had my shake didn't feel so bad. Can I dare to believe I may be going in to ketosis? chemists not open today so not sure if I can be bothered to go into town to find one that is, but my breath seemed weird today so maybe that's a sign. I'm beginning to feel that maybe this diet isn't so tough after all. I've been on most diets known to man and I can remember feeling pretty awful on the likes of WW and calorie counted diets, especially in the beginning when you are in withdrawal, not sure LT is any worse to be honest and at least you get a decent weight loss. Feeling strong today - like I CAN do this. I bought a size 16 elasticated waist skirt from M and S last week (before I decided to do LT) and I'm feeling so confident that I may take it back (have not worn it yet) and swap it for the 14, will give me something to aim for and be a sign of my belief in myself - no point in hanging on to the 16! Apart from that I've become completely obsessed by the diet and boring my man to death blethering on about it, thank god for this site so I can come on and chat to other LTers. Not going to go on the scales until weigh in day, but hoping to get into the 11's (was 12st 4 when started) which will be a big boost psychologically as my previous highest ever weight was 11st 10 so being in the 12s has been a big blow to me.
     
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    Day 5 today and things are actually going ok, a lot better than I thought they would. Saw a friend yesterday and told her what I was doing, she thinks it's potty and said to just get an exercise bike (if it was that simple! ha!) wouldn't mind but she did a potty diet of her own a few years ago and lost a lot of weight (and kept it off) but she seems to have forgotten that. In (or outside of) the pub again yesterday enjoying the sunshine, moment of drama when the barman but a slice of lemon in my fizzy water but I fished it out pronto! Slight envy of my friends drinking their lagers in the sun but I'm so excited about getting my figure back that I didn't really mind, I spent all of last summer not drinking due to being pregnant, so what's a few weeks?
    Found a lovely way to make the vanilla, I add hot water to the shake mix and a pinch of cinnamon (not sure if we're officially allowed that but can't see it doing any harm) and a sweetex then blend blend blend in the electric blender (hold lid on tight!) and voila - vanilla steamer! Having something hot seems to fill me up more, this is going to be my evening drink from now on. Also going to try doing this with the strawberry although I'm not sure how that will work.

    Off to baby music club this morning with my little lad, then have to pop into the supermarket to get more bottled water (don't like tap) but will try my hardest to avoid the food aisles and just dash in and out, I'm finding at the mo that avoiding any mention of food is the best strategy, poor OH has been told not to eat his dinner in front of me!
     
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    Day 5 almost over - gone ok, had the strawberry shake for breakfast and then ended up going out all day, didn't have any shake with me and by six o'clock feeling dizzy and faint and had to drive me and my baby son home. Well I wasn't going to risk my son's safety (or mine, but his always seems more important) and had three glucose tablets so as not to pass out on the way home....so not completely 100% but i wasn't going to risk having an accident.
    Anyway the plus side of that was that I got to have two shakes this evening - strawberry ice shake followed by hot choc, mmmm.
    Roll on day 6...two more days and I'll have done the week.
     
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    Day 6 has arrived still going strong. Not feeling hungry so must be in ketosis(plus my mouth feels yuk) but had strong psychological craving to eat last night. Evening nibbling has always been my downfall. feeling slimmer though and my clothes may be a little looser, or am I imagining things? two days to go til weigh-in!
     
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    Here I am on day 7! Only one more day to go before weigh -in. Already my clothes feel ever so slightly looser but I haven't weighed myself so don't know how much I've lost - save that for tomorrow at the chemists, I'll be there as soon as it opens. I'd be happy with a loss of 4lbs but hoping for more - hoping to be 11st something as my start weight was 12st 4. Psychologically it'll be such a boost to get into the 11s. Well I took my size 16 skirt back to M and S yesterday to swap for the 14, they had to order it but it'd gone into the sale so I got a £10 voucher as it was reduced - must be my reward for doing LT! They have sold out of the size 16 skirts now so I have to stick with LT or else no skirt for me (and I really like them).
    It was tough yesterday, the hunger was more of a dull ache than a pang and seems most intense in the evening. Think it is partly psychological as I used to do my naughty nibbling all in the evening, I could be good all day until around 8 o'clock, so it is mainly habit.
    I must be in ketosis as my mum said my breath really stinks! forget the ketostix just breathe on someone! not felt hungry this morning and not had my shake yet, trying to have the first one as late as poss so I can space them out throughout the day and not get too hungry inbetween.
    I've got this really bad timing visit to stay with partner's relatives on saturday and party/buffet lunch on sunday. I've decided it's too awkward just to have my shakes so I've decided to take some cooked chicken and salad for my evening meal (so hopefully stay in ketosis) have my shake for breakfast and then have some more cooked chicken at the buffet. nothing else will pass my lips! Hoping that will enable me to stay in ketosis and not break the diet.
    I've found adding a touch of cayenne pepper to the chicken soup makes it more palatable (and a bit of salt) presuming we're allowed to do that. I've not found any of the drinks to be inedible but my favourite is the vanilla one hot with a pinch of cinnamon and the chocolate one cold. Strawberry is ok too.
    Right one more day to go and then I've done a whole week
     
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    Strictly speaking, you should'nt be adding any seasonings to your packs as they can interfere with ketosis & weightloss(although some do). Lipotrim packs are made so bland in order to cleanse or palette's ready for when we maintain:)

    Good luck for WI, I'm sure you'll be in the 11's!

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    In that case the chicken soup has to go! I can only tolerate it with a bit of seasoning. Glad its my weigh in tomorrow as I am feeling like I need some return on investment in order to continue.... most of the time I am ok but I can't bear to see people eat, read about food etc. Even going into the supermarket is torture (and I need to go get some nappies and babymilk later)
    Hopefully if I've had a good loss tomorrow will all be worth it.
     
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    I'll keep my fingers crossed for a good loss for you! It's hard work but I know from experience that it's worth it. Just don't do what I did last time and waste your hard fought losses. Good luck!
     
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    Well off I trundled to the chemists this morning, and I have lost 4 and a half pounds! I just scraped my target which was to be below 12stone ( I am 11st 13 and a half) so it's good to be back in the 11s, but I was hoping for slightly more tbh. However I have a confession to make, I was not 100% every day, i have been allowing myself a piece of plain cooked chicken when ravenous in the beginning. It was that or pack it in, I was so hungry, so I thought if that would enable me to continue then it was better than packing it in. Also I had some glucose on the day when I felt faint but had to drive me and my son home -rather that than have an accident.
    Anyway 4 and a half pounds isn't bad and lets face it if I was doing any other diet eg WW it would be brilliant. Hopefully I can replicate it next week, I would like to lose at least 4lbs in time for then. Feeling a little thinner in my body and ready to go lose more!
     
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    Day 9 (nearly) done and dusted, a strange day as I was out all day at friends houses and in the park. Had my shake before leaving (1.5 hour drive) then at lunchtime used the shaker to shake up a chocolate shake with ice. Managed on black tea all day (seems a lot easier to get used to than black coffee). Was ravenous on the way home, almost stopped off to get some plain cooked chicken but managed to talk myself out of it and make it home for third shake of the day. I seem to have pockets of hunger and then times when I am not hungry at all but I'm still finding the diet quite tough, to be honest I'm thinking of giving it another week and then if it's still really tough maybe thinking about a slightly less restrictive diet eg exante as you can add in a meal a day on one of their plans which may help me get through the day. However I will give it a bit longer on LT as if things settle down and I really do 'detach from food' as promised in the dvd, then I would like to stick with it.
    Tomorrow is the dreaded visit to the relatives, well I'm only dreading it as it will interfere with LT. I know some people will say you can just continue with the shakes in this situation but I really don't feel that I can do that so I'm going to have my two shakes as normal tomorrow for breakfast and lunch and then have chicken breast and salad for dinner. On sunday I will have a shake for breakfast and then there is a buffet lunch for lunch so I'll have chicken and salad again, then a shake for my tea. I'm really hoping I won't see this buffet and completely lose my control and ravage it! It will be hard seeing people munching away but it's just one of the many trials of being on LT.
     
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