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The final push... Living abroad..

Discussion in 'Slim and Save - Diaries' started by stef2009, 30 June 2014 Social URL.

  1. stef2009

    stef2009 Gold Member

    Hello all, i am not going to give my usual long speech i give when starting a new diary lol toooo many times!!
    But to sum it up quickly.. Lost just short of 6 stone last year for my wedding abroad and put some weight back on, my highest weight being 16 stone, my lowest being 10.7. Recently made a huge life decision, a very quick one lol I have moved abroad back to where i got married, I arrived at the airport 6 weeks ago weighing 13,7 stone, Last time i checked i was 12.7 So a stone lost, i presume with the lifestyle change, heat and walking alot!!

    Anyway i am already an insecure person, 0 confidence, But living here, well its a better life for my family and it was a move we had to do, but flippin eck constantly being around all these skinnny minnys in there bikinis doesnt half make me feel like a big fat failure! Its starting to ruin it for me actually, so its time to step it up! Its very hard to follow something like SW or WW here, and i could probably lose the weight over time eating healthy and swimming, but i just want this over and done with to save the mental torture!

    Starting today, I havnt weighed myself, i will later when i can get to the scales, im guessing still around 12.7

    My ultimate aim is to get to 9.7 so 3 stone to go!!!

    Look forward to supporting each other, I certainly need it!!

    Stef xx
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  3. CherryHumbug

    CherryHumbug Full Member

    Heya! I really hope you achieve your goal! Here to give plenty of support, you WILL do it! :) you have done amazingly well before, this should be a breeze for you :)
  4. stef2009

    stef2009 Gold Member

    Hey!! Aw thanks i hope so! Do u have a diary?
    So i weighed myself and it says im back to 13.5 grr!! Im hoping thats abit of water or even muscle with the swimming and walking, either way, pushing me even more to do this!!!
    Banging headache, mix of this and the heat, roll on bedtime xx

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  5. CherryHumbug

    CherryHumbug Full Member

    Yeah I have a diary :) I am on day 6 so far, first weigh in Wednesday! :)
    You will do it and I am sure it is all water weight, you drop all that in first few days I bet
  6. stef2009

    stef2009 Gold Member

    Ahhh great will come and find you. Nearly a week welll done you, its the hardest part isnt it!

    Phew well day one done, Its easier with the heat, as im not much of a an eater when its hot, yet its not at the same time as i get headaches easily in the heat lol

    I found a shop yesterday thats similar to home bargains, omg i was so chuffed lol was buying all sorts, although i need to calm down on the spending we have nowhere near the money we had at home. I bought one of those big frames with family in the middle and you put pics around it, cant wait get some pics printed and fill it up, starting to miss them quite abit now :-( xx

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  7. Mini

    Mini Administrator Staff Member

    Good luck Stef!

    You did great before and I am sure you will again:)
  8. stef2009

    stef2009 Gold Member

    Thanks hun :)
    Been arguing with myself last night.. part of me doesnt want to go into full ketosis as i lose my hair, and it never has come back its very thin now, and i have totm, which i never have due to the pill im on so its awful (nd being abroad will be 10 times worse)
    But then i dont know if it will work if i dont, I should of decided this before hand, so now im in a pickle! I was going to have 2 packs per day then my tea, still making it healthy, just making me not be in a deep ketosis? I dunno!? x

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  9. stef2009

    stef2009 Gold Member

    Actuallyy just typing that and reading it back makes me realise i need to do it properly.. Else whats the point in the diet? I can deal with totm, it will eventualy stop, its my hair im worried about... Maybe theres something i could do for that, im not sure... 3 packs and chicken and veg, thats how its gonna go!! xx

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  10. LauraLooLa

    LauraLooLa Gold Member

    Hi Stef,

    I remember you from when I started S&S :) how are you? Can't believe you made the move, congrats (I'm only a little jealous).

    Just wanted to say hi and good luck! X
  11. stef2009

    stef2009 Gold Member

    Hey! Im good thanks, Just tryna get rid of the weight... blahh!!! how are you? are u still on slim and save?

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  12. stef2009

    stef2009 Gold Member

    So another day down, much easier today, had my shakes and just about to sit down to my chicken and veg! yay!! xx

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  13. LauraLooLa

    LauraLooLa Gold Member

    Noooo I only lasted about 6 weeks, got to target or thereabouts about a year ago and had been maintaining but I'm 19 weeks pregnant so diet has gone completely out of the window :D x
  14. stef2009

    stef2009 Gold Member

    Ooooo i just looked and saw ur pics wow well done you your officially my inspiration!! what diets did u do to lose it? and congratulations!! xx

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  15. LauraLooLa

    LauraLooLa Gold Member

    That's very lovely of you to say, I'm not feeling very inspirational right now :D
    I started with calorie counting, then S&S, then JUDDD, then back to CC with a few low carb days thrown in...basically whatever it took!!
    You did fab for your wedding so you know you can do it. X
  16. stef2009

    stef2009 Gold Member

    Oooo brill!! Well im hoping to use s&s, atleast till 10.7 stone then maybe carry on or do the rest eating healthy.
    Is it day 4 today? ive lostt track already!! Feeling good though, The heat seriously helps!! Hitting 37 Degrees today where i am Eeeek!!

    Hubby has had a call this morning about a job, wages are crap over here, he earned 4x more in UK, we was prepared for that though..as its cheapr to live here. He was offered a job working on the set of brad pitts new film, but he turned it down as it was self employed which is a nightmare to do over here, was gutted though as was great money. But hes just had a call off another guy who works on set, abit more money and he can go on the payroll :) So will see the ins and outs tomorrow when he meets him fingers crossed.

    My son starts summer club on Monday, half on me cant WAIT!!! We have spent 6 weeks together, 12 hour days, we are sick to death of each other now and hes been quite naughty so i need a break! But also dreading it as im hoping he fits in and makes friends, my son is on autistic spectrum, and struggles socially, because hes so loud and none stop. Once thats over with and i know he likes it and has met a couple of kids i can finally relax here!! xx

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