temporary stop.


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Hi all. I posted Tues night to say was struggling with nausea and headaches. I had some lovely replies and was very grateful for the support I received. I decided later that night that I would stop the diet and come back to it in a couple of weeks.

My reasons for this are that I have been quite poorly with asthma for the last month and I think my extreme reaction to this vlcd (extreme compared to my experiences earlier this year on LL) was due to my body being very tired. So, decided to have 2 weeks good healthy eating and then find a new CDC and start again.

But now I don't know what to do. I stopped for genuine reasons but am feeling now like it was just an excuse and that I should have peservered(sp?). I really want to get on with losing weight but am worried about getting ill again. My doc has said losing weight will help but I don't know her opinion on vlcds.

I planned to eat well until back on CD but already the sweet stuff is calling to me and my willpower is dreadful.
I don't want to go back to my original CDC as didn't feel the support was there.

Any words of wisdom?
If I had a pound for every time I'd given in to my chatterbox encouraging me to eat rubbish stuff since I've been maintaining, I'd be in the Bahamas by now! SSing was the only way for me to lose the weight but keeping it off can be a real struggle.

Each time, I've made unhealthy food choices, I've told myself it's just a treat, that I can eat healthy stuff tomorrow, that I'm tired and need some energy (that only chocolate can give me), that I've a headache so need something sugary etc etc etc.

Sometimes, I am my own worst enemy and actively sabotage my own diet/maintenance.

Maybe this is what happened to you, hun?? Although CD don't recommend SSing if you are genuinely ill, I know I've used that excuse whilst maintaining.

Are you ready for another go? If not, then give it a while - you really need to be totally determined for it to work.
Sorry to hear that you are feeling unwell. If you are worried about "coming off diet" why not start on the 1200 stage and work your way down to scale until you are SSing. At least you will be easing yourself in gently. Maybe stay on each stage for 2 or 3 weeks?
Thanks Guys, Isobel I have been genuinely ill but as you say may now be using this as an excuse! Spaceangel, that's a fab idea - think I might just find a CDC and do that.
Darling - I honestly wasn't trying to dismiss your illness!! It's just that I know that I've used my illnesses as an excuse to eat for England. I didn't mean any disrepect, babes.
Sorry Isobel, I didn't mean to be touchy:eek: , just keep kicking myself for stopping. What plan are you on?