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Totally Focused
S: 21st4.0lb C: 18st13lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 45.5 Loss: 2st5lb(11.07%)
I started back 4 weeks ago. I've gone to a new counsellor for various reasons - but mainly as I felt that the lady who saw me through the loss of 10stone a couple of years back was not supportive, she had never weighed me, and never checked on me if I didn't call her. I never did any maintenance either - she said it wasn't necessary and I was just to be careful. I really felt that, had I not been so determined, and also made some great friends and supporters on here, I wouldn't have stood a chance. I also felt that, having lost all that weight, she could have put me in for some awards - but I'm not sure that she even realises they exist!!
Well, having put 5 stone back on since being poorly last autumn and as I'm getting married again in September, I really had to do something about it. I was ready and my head was in the right place.
I was told I could no longer sole source but had to have a meal every day. I was eating chicken or tuna or cottage cheese and either salad leaves or veg every day. In the first week, I lost 6 lbs. Then it all stopped and I lost 2lbs in the second - and got told that I hadn't lost enough. I was advised to cut out the cottage cheese, which I did. After another week when I stayed the same, then one when I put on a pound, I decided that I'd had enough and so cut out the meal completley and went back to SS. During the next week, I lost 4 lbs. So I've still not lost a stone! Last time round, and at this point, I'd lost nearly 2 stone!
I'm not sure what's happening now. I've had my 60th birthday this week and have eaten more than I would normally have, but still very little. I've stayed the same.
I'm now losing heart. I feel that, if I don't lose more, I may as well go to Slimming World and eat and lose this amount every week - and save myself £40+ every week!!! But I need to get another 4 stone off before September.
Why is it different this time round?
Any suggestions or advice would be really appreciated. I'm getting desperate!
PS I'm drinking about 3 litres of water a day so it's not that!
Many thanks
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Laugh in the face of food
S: 17st11lb C: 14st9lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 32.1 Loss: 3st2lb(17.67%)
Oh no, don't lose heart! I've found it a lot harder 2nd time round too, I don't know whether it's just because I haven't got as much to lose or if there's some other reason, but I've still persevered. My losses are usually 1-3lbs a week it's taken me a long time to make peace with that and accept that this is how it's going to be this time round. Is there a reason why you aren't allowed to do SS? Or is it just something your CDC has recommended?

I'm not really being much help here am I sorry. I hope your losses pick up for you, and just try and avoid comparing this time with last time. xxx


Rock Solid
S: 14st0lb C: 12st4lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 27.8 Loss: 1st10lb(12.24%)
The thing is that if Slimming World and all the others worked for everyone, no-one would do Cambridge. People do it for the control if they are out of control with food.

I am a returner and I know how hard it is. You did so well last time and it's a shame you had a bad CDC. SS works so well and it worked for you last time. Best of luck this time round.

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