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Well today actually wasn't that bad


Slimming down the aisle
S: 19st1.5lb C: 18st6.8lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 38.2 Loss: 0st8.7lb(3.25%)
I've had a pretty up and down day. I discovered that my dress that I was planning to try and fit into in mid June isn't the size it said so that was disappointing. But I just used that as motivation and ended up doing a load of exercise which was good.

Then I found out I was going to a BBQ for my nephews birthday which I didn't really look forward to! I posted about it on here earlier. But you know what it really wasn't that bad. I ended up saying about the whole my diet was meant to be something that people didn't know for a while and everyone laughed and looked at my mum, she only told 2 people but you know what it's like, everything spreads! But we ended up laughing about it which was good.

I actually sat there with them all while they had the BBQ and I had my chicken and mushroom soup. There was a couple of times where I was like but I want a burger, i want a sausage, but my family were just like no, no you don't so I resisted! I even resisted the amazing chocolate cake my sister made as his birthday cake which I had to cut up!

While it was quite tempting at times I managed to resist it all and just had my soup and frozen tetra and actually had a really good evening with lots of smiles and laughing. Everyone kept saying how good I was looking which I didn't like... kind of! It was good but I don't like being the focus of attention, especially not weight related! But they carried on anyway telling me how they could see I was losing weight, I looked really well, my skin looked great etc. and for that I love them, I really do. I think while I don't take compliments very well at all, it was great for me to hear and really spurs me on. It's great to know that I have their support behind me. My family has really been through it's ups and downs and sometimes they drive me mad, but tonight has actually shown me that we're a lot closer a family than I realise and that I know that no matter what I would always have their support. And this diet is what's shown me that in a way. I'm getting slightly emotional just thinking about it! So I'll shut up now, this is a long enough post anyway!

Basically, the point of my post was just to say you know those occasions where you think oh I'll have a break, eat healthily, it's a wedding, birthday, leaving party, anniversary whatever, well if I can get through a family BBQ 100%, then you can get through those! It's tempting, but totally possible and will just make you stronger! Feel like I can take on the world now :D
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S: 17st12.5lb C: 17st7lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 38.4 Loss: 0st5.5lb(2.2%)
:happy096: well done for staying strong, sounds like today was the kind of day when a weaker girl would've fallen, but you didn't :D

great that you had family support too!

I've got a friends birthday bbq upcoming, and intend on following your lead :)


Slimming down the aisle
S: 19st1.5lb C: 18st6.8lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 38.2 Loss: 0st8.7lb(3.25%)
Oh I debated it! My sister was asking if there's anything I can eat and asked if I could have salad and said that I could treating it like a SS+ meal but that I just wanted to do it, to prove that I could. The sitting out in the garden with beer, wine and tortilla chips and me with my water was maybe the hardest bit!

I'm sure that you too can stay 100% for the BBQ, it's surprising how much you get spurred on. Find what it is that motivates you as a small goal. Mine is fitting into a dress I bought, hopefully by the middle of June! That helped me a lot. It's going to be a close run and I knew that that one sausage, one burger, one slice of cake etc. could be the difference between the dress fitting or not!


Silver Member
awww how nice, love realisations of a close family, girl you just made me get emotional, and a happy tear in my eye.
well done for staying strong.
aaaawwwwww now i'm getting all emotional......
S: 15st0lb C: 14st8lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 32.9 Loss: 0st6lb(2.86%)
Well Done Caroline! I agree you really can stay 100% at these kind of functions! There will be other occasions where you can let loose again but right now it's about you and your weight loss.

That's great that your family were supportive too and that they acknowledged how the family grapevine works (mums eh?) ! I know that upset you but it's good that you can laugh about it, and now you don't have to stress at another family gig because it's all out in the open now.

I have an extremely fast grapevine in my family but I'm lucky that all my family is in NZ so I haven't told anyone back there yet, I'm going to be be a huge or should I say small shock to them when I return for my mum's wedding!


Cambridge Consultant
S: 15st1lb C: 8st10lb G: 8st10lb Loss: 6st5lb(42.18%)
Well done hon.. thats fantastic.. You are doing so well. and I am so pleased you were so strong at a time where you could have easily given in.

To me this diet is 100% and I have only ever done that . we all do things differently so I love it when others feel as strongly as I do about it..

Well done your doing fab and you are going to see the results.

Keep smiling hon xxx


Proper Little Madam
Well done you!! I shall use for for inspiration tonight as I have a family meal to attend...soup and gallons of water will be my menu. x x


Skinny girl in a fat body
S: 14st7lb C: 12st11lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 29.8 Loss: 1st10lb(11.82%)
See Caroline. You were worried about people knowing about the diet etc. but they have supported you more than you expected them to. You wanted the sausage and the birthday cake and they said "no, no you're not having it". I don't for one minute think you would have had it anyway, but when people say that to you, it makes you more determined to show them that you won't have it. I don't think people knowing about it is a bad thing, everyone (home and work) knows I am on it. They ask questions out of curiosity but I have done CD before so most of them know it as "my" diet anyway. But they have seen the results and know it works. All they say is "oh, I wish I could do that". They can't becasue they don't have the willpower - BUT I DO!!!!!


Slimming down the aisle
S: 19st1.5lb C: 18st6.8lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 38.2 Loss: 0st8.7lb(3.25%)
Yup it's totally possible! There were one or two points I wanted to eat, not because I was hungry but because I knew it would taste good and wanted to actually chew on something! But it actually really wasn't that hard to resist. Just had to keep reminding myself why I'm doing it!

You're right Mia. It has kind of worked out well them all knowing. It was more that they all knew when I told my mum not to say anything that annoyed me so much! But that's fine, I just know to never tell her anything again!


Slimming down the aisle
S: 19st1.5lb C: 18st6.8lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 38.2 Loss: 0st8.7lb(3.25%)
I now just want my weigh in!! But I have to wait until tomorrow, still can't believe I get excited over being weighed! Not sure how much I'll have lost this week though, don't feel like I have much really. But who knows!


Oh my gosh, im back AGAIN
S: 18st3lb C: 18st0lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 40.7 Loss: 0st3lb(1.18%)
Caroline, your mum will be proud of how far you've come already and probably wants to shout out to the world that she's proud. :D
My mum actually told me yesterday how proud she is of me for doing this and doing well and it meant the world to me.......in the past with other diets she's always supported me but I think because i'm much happier she can see that:D

Keep up the great work, you're doing fab.xx:p


Oh my gosh, im back AGAIN
S: 18st3lb C: 18st0lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 40.7 Loss: 0st3lb(1.18%)
Oh, and good luck with weigh in tomoz.xx

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