Total Solution Violet's Exante Diary : Getting To Goal

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    bunny_hops Violet is shrinking

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    I'm not starting Exante for a few days, but I wanted to start a diary and keep all the useful information that I need at the start of my diary. There's so many do's and dont's and useful links, all over this forum, and great tips in other diaries I'd like to have them here, in my diary in case of emergency. I'll be adding my story and starting my Exante journey soon.
     
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    bunny_hops Violet is shrinking

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    What Can I Drink?

    Nothing with citric acid and no lactic acid. Malic is safe.

    • Tea
    • Coffee
    • Coke zero
    • Dr Pepper zero
    • Green tea
    • Peppermint tea
    • Asda diet coke
    • Asda coke zero
    • Asda cherry coke
    • Asda diet coke caffeine free
    Other Diet Bars

    • The Biggest Loser Diet bars :fruit and nut, chocolate crunch,chocolate mint fudge.
    • Asda meal replacement bars : chocolate and toffee, strawberry and yoghurt

    Not snack bars!
     
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    bunny_hops Violet is shrinking

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    Things To Do With The Shakes And Soups

    • Add coffee to a hot vanilla shake.
    • Add peppermint tea to chocolate shake, hot or cold.
    • Mix half banana with chocolate shake.
    • Add curry powder, chili powder, italian seasoning to soups.
    • Slowly heat banana shake in a pan.
    • Slowly heat chocolate shake in a pan.

    Safe Foods That I Can Eat
    • Chicken ​
    • Egg​
    • Soy Sauce​
    • Broccoli​
    • Cabbage​
    • Cauliflower ​
    • Mushrooms​

    Side Effects
    Change in bowel habits, may get constipated. May experience some nausea, and diarrhoea. Feeling chilly and may get cramps.


     
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    Looks like you're well prepared! I'll look forward to reading your diary once you start :)
     
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    bunny_hops Violet is shrinking

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    Once upon a time, in a far away land there lived…ok, not quite..So how did I get to be like this? I hate to use the words fat gene and fat family, but there’s where I’ll start. All of my family members fit into the category of fat, fatter and fattest…me I’m fatter still. I wasn’t born fat, but I blame my mother for making me fat and myself for letting it happen.

    I was heavy as a child, and I’ve always been broad and big set, as many of my family members are. I’ve always been a picky eater, meat and fish I would never eat (I still don’t eat it now) but I loved cereals, and vegetables and bread…I loved anything starchy and loaded with carbs and cheese. I loved my nans bread and butter pudding and cheese and potato pie was my favourite.

    My diet as a teenager was pretty much that, cereals, door wedge sized cheese sandwiches, cheese and potato pie with bread..doesn’t sound too bad, but that doesn’t include the sweets, the chocolate and the cakes…ooh the cakes,and the trifles! A cake didn’t last long in our house, not if I got to it first anyway..I put Bruce Bogtrotter to shame!


    I hated sport, any exercise I just hated, I had a bike that I hung my coat on and a skipping rope that I used to try and strangle my brother with ha ha.. I loved books, and reading and so I would sit and read and eat, sit, read and eat.. I became and bigger and bigger, a bit like how Harry Potter blows up his Uncle’s sister in The Prisoner of Azkaban! I ballooned, I lived to eat..

    I don’t know how much I weighed, but by the time I was 16 I was probably a UK size 16/18, I was easily a 22/ 24 by the time I was 20. At 21 I became pregnant with my first child, I ate non stop throughout the pregnancy, after my son was born,(aged 22) I was at my heaviest, still unaware of my actual weight, but I was a 24/26. During my heaviest time I was in a emotional blackmailing relationship with my sons father,amongst other things he was unsupportive, unreliable, he was in and out of the relationship,he wasn’t there for me or my son, after the relationship ended, I rejoiced at the freedom I had..and so I went off the rails, ever so slightly..

    I was going out and having fun, I wasn’t dieting but I noticed I had changed shape, and I was back into 20′s. I was having a little too much fun,I was so busy during the day with my son, that I barely had time to eat, in the evenings I went out while my mum had my son. I was partying with friends, and the weight was just running off me..hardly eating and drinking was having an effect on my size and within months I was 14/16. By this time I was 25, pregnant again and something had switched in my head, and I decided to change.

    I moved house,quit smoking and cut myself off from the people I called my friends (we aren’t friends anymore), as the pregnancy went on I was literally eating like a pig. When my son was born I just never stopped eating, I ate myself to a size 26/28. In August of 2010 I noticed that my knees hurt, they creaked more than ever, they would swell up, my back ached, my old disc injury and sciatica was just aggrevated by the sheer weight of me! One morning in late August, my knee went funny as I walking down the stairs, I fell just over half way down the stairs and landed like a beached whale at the bottom..splat!!.. only with a broken wrist.. 2 weeks later I decided enough was enough.

    I took my fat ass, sore back and knackered knees to the doctors. She sent me for blood tests and put me on Xenical. I had various tests done, checking my blood sugar, thyroid, bone factors..the whole nine yards! My cholesterol level was 2.5!…a complete shock, as that’s very good..don’t think the doctor could believe the mammouth sat in front of her could have a healty cholesterol! The doctor won’t send me further help with my knees until the weight is off..my knees creak, crunch, swell and sometimes even walking can hurt, there is a problem there, thats masked by my fatness and I can’t be helped until I reduce my weight.

    It’s not been easy having to watch the fat and the carbs, and the exercsie really kills, but it’s not that, that’s going to kill me. Being so overweight it hurts will kill me, I have 2 lovely children that I want to watch grow up and the thought of leaving them early devastates me, so this is for them as much as it is for me, to make them proud of me and for me to get me back, to stop hating myself, let go of the past and the fear and to live the life I was given.

    The last 2 months has been a struggle to loose any weight, something isn't working and I'm so sick of food and eating, that I'm ditching the Xenical for Exante, hoping that I can shift this weight once and for all!

    Bloody hell..that was a long story!! ;)
     
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    Welcome and best of luck with your journey - you have come to the right place! What day are you starting?
     
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    bunny_hops Violet is shrinking

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    My Exante packs finally came this morning, so I'll be starting them tomorrow..a little nervous, I really hope I don't have any not so nice side efects, headaches and chills I can cope with, just don't like feeling dizzy and weird so I hope that passes quickly if I get them.

    I'll have to weigh in and take measurements, which I'm not looking forward too, I think I've gained at least 5lbs since last Monday, I've sort of been treating myself this week,seeing as I wouldn't be eating again for a while ;)

    Strangely looking foward to not eating proper food :eek:
     
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    Wow that's some story and I hope you have a fairy tale ending ! Good luck on your exante journey . Awareness is the first step !
    Xx
     
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    bunny_hops Violet is shrinking

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    First day and really not so bad. Strawberry shake for breakfast and that was lovely, so much better than the other shakes I've tried, really surprised me.

    Had the veggie soup for lunch, it wasn't too bad when I first tasted it, I managed about half, couldn't finish it, it made me feel a bit sick :(

    I've never been into soups, but I'm willing to give these a go, if anyone has any ideas on how I can mask that really veggie flavour then I'd appreciate that :) ( I LOVE veggies, but this isn't so good)

    I had half an Asda bar, to try and make up for the lunch. I'm going to try the thai chicken soup for dinner,then finish a bar.
     
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    I can't help with the soups as I only got the shakes bumper pack. I hated the Cambridge soups though - some people make them into crisps, but heating the packs isn't recommended and most only heat one a day due to losing some of the nutrients.

    How do you find the Asda bars? I might get some..
     
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    bunny_hops Violet is shrinking

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    The Asda bars are very nice, you could easily half it, I think they're only £2 a box at the moment :)

    I'd like to have the soups, as it would make a change from having shakes, but I think I may be better off going without the soups, we'll see, I'm still to try the tomato and basil and mushroom flavour :rolleyes:
     
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    bunny_hops Violet is shrinking

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    Had a bit of a slip up last night, was after 10pm and I went to the kitchen and I had Quorn sausage roll :( I didn't really want it, I wasn't hungry it was just there and after eating it I just felt awful for doing so..I've learnt my lessons though and I won't be doing that again!

    Had a banana shake for breakfast, well more like brunch really, it was really nice. I think I may try to water them down a bit more.

    Lunch I tried the thai chicken soup, I added salt before trying it though and it was a bit too much. I had 3/4's of it though and it wasn't too bad..a lot nicer than the veggie soup yesterday. I still have 2 other soups to try, mushroom and the tomato and basil flavour..I think I'm going to be more of a shake girl :)
     
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    bunny_hops Violet is shrinking

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    Exante TS was using Xenical and eating low fat and low cal. Exante baby!!!
    I couldn't face another soup so I had an Asda bar for dinner, and I made it last a whole hour, little nibbles.. a can of coke zero and I'm feeling ok.

    I think I might pick up some keto sticks tomorrow, I don't really have any of the side effects yet, my hands are cold but they're always cold when I'm on the laptop and I felt a bit chilly last night,but I do sometimes at night.. so I think I might just do a few tests to see if I'm on my way...

    I don't really feel hungry either, but I didn't when I started yesterday :rolleyes:
     
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    Hey Violet
    Just wanted to say hi and wish you luck :) good luck I'm sure you'll do great :)
     
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    bunny_hops Violet is shrinking

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    Thanks DQ I think I'm doing ok... keeping fingers crossed! :)
     
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    bunny_hops Violet is shrinking

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    Got up this morning and went to have my shake around 10am and we had a power cut so I couldn't use the blender, I didn't feel hungry anyway so I went into town, got some more drinks and seasoning.

    Had my breakfast shake at 1pm ish, vanilla today, lovely! Just the chocolate to try now. Think I'll try the tomato soup for lunch, which will be more like an early dinner now..and have a bar this evening.

    I don't quite know what's up with me actually... I don't have any of the side effects yet, (maybe I won't get them) and food isn't bothering me really, but I've had such weird food habits in the past, that I could get up in the morning and go til 7pm ish without food, with mild hunger pangs.. so I'm not sure what's happening with me at the moment.. forgot those keto sticks too :(
     
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    I used to be the same - sometimes I wouldn't eat anything at all until 9-10pm :/. Glad you're not having any of the side effects yet! Hope they stay away x
     
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    I could go until 7-8pm without food but just remember your stomach would still be full from the night before so I get much hungrier now in the am than I did before
     
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    You seem to be doing really well violet, keep it up :)
     
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    bunny_hops Violet is shrinking

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    I hope they stay away too :)

    I've only been eating breakfast for the last few months, I could never handle it, still takes some going to get it down now, the shakes make it easier though :)

    Thanks hun.. I think I'm doing ok, I expected it to be a lot worse...maybe I shouldn't have said ;)


    I had the tomato soup around 5pm, urgh! I added italian seasoning and some chilli powder and still urgh! I made it quick thick so I didn't have as much to get through, most of it down. Got the mushroom left to try tomorrow...

    (don't read on if you want to avoid real food mentioned)

    Kids had sausage, mash and peas for dinner..the mash looked gorgeous! I tasted a little bit, like the size of a 10p piece worth, just to test it... oh yum!! I wasn't hungry...still could've ate the lot though..

    Looking forward to my Asda bar and a cup of tea later, that's what I have to look forward to in life lol!! ;)
     
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