What a difference 2 years and 12 stones make

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  1. slendablenda

    slendablenda Gold Member

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    Wow - lucky me................
    I originally decided to do LL because of my health.
    I kept getting virus chest infections which just wouldn't go away
    despite anti-biotics etc.
    The last time before I started LL it turned into bronchitis and then pneumonia. I was off work for ages and felt ill for months.
    I reached my goal weight almost 2 years ago and have had one mild cold since then - until now.
    Last Monday I started feeling unwell and thought, here we go again, familiar feeling. By Thursday I was really ill, off work and in bed. Doctor came Friday, told me it is a virus going round and I'll be starting to feel better by Monday!
    I thought, I doubt it - we'll see..............
    Guess what? today, real signs of improvement, temperature gone,
    feeling much better, panic over. I hope to go back to work on Tuesday.

    Sorry to go on about myself, but it's like a miracle to me. When I weighed 21.5 stone this would have meant about 3 months illness for me.
    I really feel so fortunate. I hope it works like this for others too.
     
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  3. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    AW, sorry you are poorly :( But glad you are on the mend.

    I know just what you mean - before LL, if I got a whif of a cold, I would be sick for days!!! Not as bad as what you experienced - BUt I would REALLy drag out the cold for days. All I had to do was SEE someone with a cold, and I would get sick!! Now, I can be around - eat with, kiss - someone with a cold, and I still don't get one. WOnderful!

    Touch wood - since LL (Jan 2008) I have not had a single cold!!! That to me is a miracle!!!

    Amazing isn;t it what nutritional food does for ones body.

    Put in premium petrol, and a car runs beautiful.....same for us - put in good nutrional food to fuel ourselves, and we run beautifully too.:)

    Take care hon - hope to connect soon.

    xxx
     
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    Thanks,
    Yeah, fresh healthy food. Loads of veggies and fresh fruit.
    I also have 2 pro-biotic drinks every day and take vitamin C and cod liver oil capsule. It obviously helps the immune system doesn't it?
    Love ya hun xxx
     
  5. sorcha

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    Hope your feeling better slendablenda.....and losing 12 STONE and keeping it off is bl**dy amazing!!
    I have my weigh in tonight and have one more week on total...then thanks to your lovely reply to my awful dairy entry i am going on to developers with ( some) support from my hubby.....thank you again, you really are ( along with alot of the posters on here ) truly inspriational and talk so much sense.
     
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    Hey Sorcha,
    Thanks for your kind comments. I know sometimes I probably sound a bit evangelistic about LL, but I really feel that since I did LL I have been able to reclaim my life.
    I know there is NO WAY I'm ever going back there.
    When I first got to goal I was terrified I would put it all back on as soon as I even looked at food. But, know what? it didn't happen and I don't feel deprived. I have the odd "treat" chocolate, alcohol etc. I don't say to myself you CAN'T have anything, but i have definitely changed my way of eating. If I want a pudding I'll have 2 spoonfuls and give the rest to my OH. I get that lovely first hit of pleasure and he gets the rest. YUM.
    Statistics say 75-80% of people who lose a lot of weight will put it back on in a year. I couldn't believe I could be a lucky one.
    When I said that to my LLC she said "funny how the harder you work at something the luckier you become!"

    If my experience has helped you at all I am thrilled.
    Good luck with the rest of your journey. In my opinion RTM is an essential part of the programme and will set you up for continued success.
    I am so glad your OH is supporting you xxx
     
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    Congrats SB, both you and BL are an inspiration to all of us. You guys have got such willpowers :)
     
  8. slendablenda

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    Thanks Slim.
    We are lucky because we support each other too.
    We stick around here because we know how other people's experiences helped us when we were losing.
    I was so lucky to have BL in my group. She was the one who introduced me to Minimins.
    We were also fortunate to have a great LLC and some lovely ladies in our group.
     
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    hope you are on the mend - sounds like it!
    inspirational as ever
    daisy x
     
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    Thanks Daisy, I'm feeling so much better now. Went back to work today. Everyone says I 'm sounding sexy !
     
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