The road to a new, healthier me!!!!!

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  1. Spolly

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    Hi everyone!!

    I was on here last year doing the Cambridge diet, and I found it a huge support, so thought i'd give it another go.

    I thought i'd start with a little abut me;

    I've always been a chunky girl, at 18 I was at my heaviest, tipping the scales at 26 stone!!...... Though I have never been that weight since, my weight has always fluctuated between 14 stone and 20 stone. Once motivated, I had never really struggled to loose weight, but would loose the motivation, and very quickly get back to my old habits of eating larger portions, the wrong foods and as I was always a bit of a party girl - giving in to the calls of a lovely cold pint of beer instead of a skinnier alcoholic beverage.

    The last couple of years, my life has changed a lot. I've settled down with the man of my dreams and in December 2009 we had a beautiful son. My family are my world!!

    Anyway as much as I adore my beautiful boys, since having my son (I gained A LOT in pregnancy), I have found it much harder to loose weight. Very frustrated, I stumbled across the Cambridge diet last summer. Amazed at the results in just a few short weeks, I thought i'd found the diet for me. Unfortunately, a few months in, I got quite sick and was advised to take a break. When I was back to full health, I found it impossible t restart the diet. I was gagging putting the shakes to my mouth. I tried to stick t a healthy eating plan, and have done ok, but in the last few months, my weight has been beginning to rise.

    This time I want a LONG term solution. I am a mother, I want more children in the future and am in the process of starting my own business, so it has become important to me to stop playing russian roulette with my health and start as I mean to go on. I want to be around for my children, their children and so on, so I need to break this chain of loosing and gaining weight.

    So, thats why I'm here.... I've decided to try Xenical alongside a healthy eating plan. I start on friday.... very excited and realistic that it is a long jurney to change my eating habits, but determined to do it!!!!!

    Wish me luck!!!!!! :D
     
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    Hi and welcome bk I to was on the cd but now on Xenical and have returned to MFP this is such a gr8 site and the support u get frm everyone is just fantastic . I would really be struggling if it wasn't for MFP . This is my 2nd wk on Xenical no bad tummy upset yet thank goodness, but if you follow the eating plan properly and don't eat anymore than 45g of fat s day plus no more than 5g of fat in each food you have then u will do fine, that's what I have been told and so far so gd. Good luck with it hun and all the best xx
     
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    I'm sure you will succeed! You sound very motivated.. Good luck for Friday.

    I have lost 3.2 kgs in 6 weeks.. Others have lost loads more :)
     
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    Thank you so much for the encouraging words!!!!!

    Day three on xenical is drawing to a close and so far so good. No side effects as yet, and i've found that its not as tricky as I thought to tweak the meals I cook for the family to make them with less fat.... I've been looking on websites at low fat recipes, and i'm looking forward to doing a bit of experimenting.

    I work shifts, so I think it will begin to get tough when I have my next stint of nights, but i'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

    I can't afford a gym membership for the next couple of months, as my husband and I have just got married a month ago, so we're feeling the pinch after paying for everything. So instead i've just bought Zumba fitness for the WII.... Looking forward to it arriving as i've always been keen to give Zumba a go. Some friends go to classes, so i may give that a go when we've built up our finances again a bit. I'm also very fortunate to live on such a beautiful little island, so (weather permitting) there are lots of lovely walks, and I can put the boy in his buggy and get walking.

    I'm not weighing myself until I go to see the nurse again next week, so it will be around 10 days on the diet before I have my first weigh in. Hubby has kindly hid our scales, as I do tend to get a little obsessed, weighing myself after every wee!!!!!! ;)


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    Bank holiday is drawing to a close and i'm pleased to say my diet survived. Was very happy with myself today as my gorgeous hubby took me to see the inbetweeners movie (bloody hilarious i must add!!!!) and rather than getting my usual huge bag of minstrels, we made a fruit bag to take with us instead..... Hubby was incredibly supportive and shared the fruit with me too, though I can tell it took all his effort not to dive into the huge pot of popcorn that the guy next to him was scoffing... Bless him!!!!!!

    Still no dodgy bum action which is wonderful, and we had a gorgeous meal of spicy chicken kebabs, new pots and salad... I did try to make some home made tzatziki, but totally overdid the garlic, so as well as it causing third degree burns to my mouth, I have been ordered to sleep facing away from hubby tonight, for fear of wreaking our marriage after only 6 short weeks with my VERY pungent breath!!!!!!!!!! :D

    Back to work tomorrow, and crossing my fingers that my zumba game will arrive in the next couple of days so I can get my heart rate up a bit. I did dig out my old taibo dvd's a few weeks ago, but it nearly killed me, so I think i'll give that another go in a few weeks when i'm (hopefully) a little lighter and fitter!!!

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    STRUGGLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    We're holding a party at work this afternoon for our service users and their families, and I have been given the task of making the cupcakes. So they're baking in the oven, and the icing has been made ready to go on, so far have fought the temptation to have a sneaky taste, but its HARD!!!!

    It isn't helping that during tidying up I found the scales that my hubby had hid from me to prevent me hopping on and checking my weight every 10 mins (clearly didn't hide very well!!!), and i seem to be exactly the same weight as when I started. I know its only a few days, but i've been so good that i'd thought i'd have shed at least a little by now............:mad:
     
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    Back again, and feeling a little less panicky and more level headded than when writing the last post. Going on the scales and finding no loss knocked me off kilter for a short time, but now i have had time to sit back and think a little, I have put things into perspective. I am due on today or tomorrow, so that may be a reason why the scales haven't budged..... I had just eaten my breakfast also, so there is another reason, but the biggest one is this is why i'd asked hubby to hide them from me........ Because I cannot be trusted not to overreact when I don't loose 5 stone in a day, and this is why I loose motivation!!!!!!

    Loving writing this diary, as its giving me the opportunity to write my wobbles down, and then reflect on them when i'm feeling a little more 'normal'. Also reading everyone elses has made me see that i'm not alone in my crazy attitude to dieting!!!!!! :)
     
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    It's great to hear your hubby's so supportive, though it's probably better that you hide the Christmas presents based on his success with the scales!

    Ignore the cupcakes and dance a jig to pass the time or do the washing up. Resistance is hard but worthwhile.

    You've done brilliantly with you weight loss so far and I'm sorry that you had problems with CD. Xenical and low-fat eating are a way of life not a quick fix so don't just look at the scales. Have you done some measurements to see how you're getting on?
     
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    I haven't taken measurements, but I will do today. Thanks so much for the encouragement, and yes, i think your right about the xmas prezzies!!!!!!! :) xx
     
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    I think the only way you see quick results in days is by doing a tfr and maybe because you've been down that route you sought of thought similar, anyway I wouldn't worry, it will come off, just give your body chance to absorb what's happening to it, it doesn't like loosing fat but it will happen.

    Drink plenty and keep the focus, you'll do fine :)
     
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    Rest of today was much better...... Well after my lil man finally went down for his nap. He's recently moved on from the cot to the big boy bed and he is very aware that he can get in and out whenever he chooses...... 23 TIMES putting him to bed before he finally fell asleep..... Being a child care professional, I tend to be a 'supernanny' hater, but I did find myself wishing she would knock on my door and sort him out!!!!!
    Anyway back to the diet.... After the nap time incident, the day picked up no end. I made a chicken and rice dish with a weightwatchers sauce to take to work for my tea. It was bloody lovely!!! I'm not usually a jar sauce person, but i thought i'd give it a go, and really enjoyed it. We had the party at work, and I was surrounded by pizza, quiche, sandwiches and other party foods, as well as my (rather yummy looking if i do say so myself, though wouldn't know as I DIDN'T EAT ANY :happy096: ) cupcakes. But although it all looked delicious, I had no desire to eat any, knowing that my meal was in the fridge waiting for me to gobble up when i got a spare few mins. So very happy that I managed to sort myself out after that wobble earlier in the day............ Onwards and upwards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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    Well done! Great strength of will power :)
     
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    Well done, I find having my own food prepared makes it much easier to be strong minded when there's tempting things around. I'm sure the cupcakes went down well.
     
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    Well done on resisting temptation. I start my tablets tomorrow, excited but nervous. Your post about why you where starting really stuck a nerve. I went to the Docs today after always trying to do it on my own for the same reason. I've lost weight, my heaviest being 20 stone, but i never get below 17, spend my life on a diet going up and down between 17 and 18/2 and now i'm 33, with a hubby and two children i'm scared i'm just going to suddenly drop dead because of all the damage i'm doing to myself. I'm hoping the xenical will force me to stay on track and retrain myself. Good luck on your journey.
     
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    I remember when my eldest transfered to the big boy bed, he was up and down like a bloody yo yo!...I was also teaching him to fall asleep on his own and go to sleep on his own...2 nights off putting him back every few seconds and listening to him crying, but it was worth it in the end...my second child...completely different, but then I always put him down awake from a baby, I didn't with my first.. anyway.. well done for resisiting those cakes!! I love love cup cake!! :)
     
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    When my oldest went into a big boy bed @ 2& bit he loved mickey mouse... So I told him if you get out of bed NO mickey mouse in the morning.. 1st time out of bed i followed through and there was no mickey mouse in the morning big tears but worked a charm.. :) lol
     
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    He's a monster...... The last time he got up, he didn't come out the room, I just heard this really strange noise over the monitor. When i popped my head in to see what he was up to, he was hoovering his room with his toy hoover - in the dark!!!!!!!!!
    He's usually good, just tries his luck at times. :)
     
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    Today's diet update

    Good day up until the evening. I ate well within my allowances all day, but was working this avo, and as I was finishing at 8:30, I took a snack then thought i'd eat when I get home (wont be doing this again!!) I'd cooked a baked potato in the afternoon, and left instructions for my hubby to pop it in the oven at 8 so it'd be all lovely and ready when i got home. So I walked through the door to the smell of yummy potato... |When I got it out the oven, I found a beautifully baked potato........ That had been smothered in Olive oil........... NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Poor hubby, he was just trying his best. So now i'm sulking after a teenage like tantrum in which I must admit i used the words "U just want me to be fat forever, don't you!!". I am thoroughly ashamed, but the hungry part of me is still mad... You don't mess with a girl-on-a-diets food!!!! :)
    I'll apologise soon, I promise :rolleyes:
     
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    Another day and all is well. Had a great turnout today... Was keen to get to the gym, but just couldn't afford it, then I found out whilst at work that the company I work for get a 50% discount at the gym I used to go to, so I took myself off there to re-register, and found as I had to cancel last year due to injury, the gym offered me 3 months free membership as a thankyou for coming back, as well as my corporate discount....... WAHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

    So i've been huffing and puffing away on the treadmill today, and although i've got a little way to go before I can run as long as I was before I hurt my back, I gave it a good go... Enjoyed being on the cross trainer again too... I forgot how much I love that machine......

    I got home and rustled myself up some Pad thai with some left over prawns that needed using up in the fridge, and had a little 'me' time before I picked Oscar up from nursery.... I tend to forget what 'me' time feels like, always seem to be working or running around with lil man lately..

    Making some low fat sausages that my hubby found in the supermarket the other day tonight.... He's getting quite good at reading food labels, though I'm hiding the olive oil from now on!!!!!

    All in all, lovely day!!!!! :)

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    That Soooo great about the gym! I like it when things work out that way ?
     
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