What are your reasons?

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  1. batlo8

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    Hello ladies and gents,

    I just wondered what everyones reasons for doing this diet were and what the end goal is? I know for some it's health, others vanity.

    So, what was your deciding factor and do you have a particular end goal you are aiming for?

    For me it was realising that I had stopped being the hot girl and become the fat gisl. I want to be the hot girl again! I dont feel like me with weight on and I have completely stopped going out on nights out etc and decided enough was enough.

    The end goal is to go to Florida in September feeling and looking amazing!
     
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  3. downesy

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    The reason for me starting CD (well LT first and then changed over) was getting on a plane, I couldn't do up the seatbelt and was too embarrassed to ask for the extender belt, I ended up hiding the belt under my belly, the stewards couldn't see it (small mercy) so I was saved. But the embarrassment I felt was second to none. It was mortifying to say the least. I came home from that holiday and started my VLCD two days later. It wasn't that I didn't realise being almost 22 stone wasn't unhealthy, I just turned a blind eye to it.

    My end goal is going to Vegas for my 30th birthday in November and being so proud of myself for getting to a healthy BMI (which I've never been, I bypassed it :( )
     
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    Aww, I feel for you, that must have been awful. Well you'll be able to wrap the belt round you on your vegas flight! and you'll feel a million dollars xx
     
  5. Lexie_dog

    Lexie_dog UNLEASHING THE BEAST!

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    Combination of things

    1. Fed up being fat, fed up of being too demotivated to keep my hair nice, put make on, or buy myself nice clothes. Almost like I felt I didn't deserve them. No more. I almost feel like I was getting lost inside myself a bit the heavier I got?
    2. Want to get my PCOS under control
    3. Want to wear shorts outside during summer
    4. I want to look better
    5. Generally improve my health
     
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    apart from the PCOS this is me too!

    nearly 3 stone gone and I'm feeling great for it! My end goal is 11 stone, first decided on 12 but I know I can do another one to take me to a wee bit off a healthy BMI.

    edited to add- I'd love to be at goal ASAP but definately by my sons first birthday in November.
     
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    Exactly, I'll be able to wrap it around me twice :p
     
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    The reason i started cambridge the first time around was because we have been trying for a baby for 18 months with no success as GP told me it was because i was obese.

    i lost 6 stone and got pregnant and have a beautiful baby girl, through preg gained every bit back but it was so worth it, now im back losing it again so i can be happy and healthy and enjoy every second of my baby girl

    Lou
    xxx
     
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    I'm much the same as the last two (without PCOS). Even looking in the mirror i couldnt see what i had allowed myself to be. My OH loves me no matter how i look but i know he really really wants the slim me back again. He (as in both of us) wants me to wear nice clothes when we go out and back to being the 'belle of the ball'.
    I had forgotten how to shop and shied away from anything other than black and baggy which is usually a worse look than being big and wearing flattery stuff.
    Anyway, i'm doing it for me as within my 'whole' self i feel so much better having lost weight last year and i'm in it to the end now.
     
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    Mine was a complete shock had a photo taken by my mum she gave it to me as i was holing my nephew when i saw it i nearly throw up ..:eek: i didn't reconise the fat woman in the photo i looked pregnant and bloated and i looked at my gorgeous husband next to me i felt .. how could he love me like this ... but he did that was keeping me fat in a way ... when my size 16 got even tighter enough was enough i started with lipotrim
    i also have pcos so hoping this weight loss will help with that but i guess it's vainty as well as health,

    i know in my heart i will never be that size again, x
     
  11. jabbathehut

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    My reason, quite simply, is that I hate what I see in the mirror. I hate the way I wobble, I hate the clothes I have, I hate every single thing about myself 'looks' wise.
    Mentally, I hate the fact that I can't control my greed, that I lost weight before and stupidly put some back on.

    My 60 year old mother has been doing Rosemary Conley low gi plan and has lost 33lbs since January. She is coming to visit in a couple of weeks and I am ashamed that, being half her age, I am bigger than her.

    I want to take my son swimming, I want people to see 'me' not the fat. I want to feel included by people, not left out cos of my weight. I want to go to functions with my husband and feel proud as I stand by him, not ashamed.

    Hmmm, that's about it I think. :(
     
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    Apart from wanting to get fit, as I gave up smoking a year and a half ago, same sort of reasons!

    I am going to go to Orlando in Sep if I hit goal and I can't wait :D
     
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    Well, a part of it is health. But an even bigger part of it is vanity I guess. I just don't want to be fat anymore. I don't feel sexy, it makes my confidence hit a low and I want to be able to look good.
    My initial idea was to lose a stone or even 2 here, then go back to WW, but I want to go further. I have set my goal at 10 stone and I really would be over the moon, but given the chance I would drop that to 9st 7lb if I can.
     
  14. batlo8

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    Well, certainly sounds like many of us are in this for the same things. I think when you decide enough is enough, be it for health or vanity, something just clicks in you and you want the weight gone, no matter what it takes. That's how I am anyway!

    Liz, what date are you planning on going to Orlando? I am going on the 6th x
     
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    We had 3 weeks in Florida over Christmas and New Year. LOVED it! We flew into Miami, had 4 nights in Miami Beach (on THE Ocean Drive!), 10 nights in Orlando, then 4 nights again on Ocean Drive.
    Wish we could go back this year but we're settling for Disneyland Paris this time round. Saving for Florida next year tho!
     
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    Yep know that feeling. I have asked for an extension belt which the stewardess bought holding above her head so everyone could see, its bright orange anyways to pretty hard to miss in the first place without waving it in the air.

    Also, fed up of being the fattest person wherever I go.

    And I hate the old cliché " Oh but you have such a pretty face"
    Does that ring bells for anyone?

    Fantastic weight loss Downesy, just brilliant. :D
     
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    Why do I want to lose weight? Numerous horrible photos, nasty looks and hundreds of vanity reasons. But mainly because I want to change the way I see, feel and act around food and educate myself and my family PROPERLY so that my beautiful daughters never get into the state I'm in
     
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    I was 17 stone and want to try for a baby last year, but didn't get around to losing the weight. Saw an sign up in chemist window for lipotrim, spoke to him about it, but ultimately chose to do cambridge. Lost 4 stone by last christmas, started trying for a baby in Feb and am 3 months pregnant and well am so glad I did lose the weight cos I wouldn't have wanted to be 17stone and gaining a bump in this heat. Otherwise, the same reason as everyone else...didn't recognise myself, didn't bother with hair makeup anymore, stopped seeing myself as anything close to attractive. Went from size 22 to 14. Am still a 14 but wont be by xmas! Will most likely use cd again post pregnancy
     
  20. LizzMB

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    mine is that i am miserable being fat...plain and simple!
    I got down to size 12/14 last yr from a 22, and loved it...then slowly put 4 stone back on...i didnt even realise which is the horrifying thing! Shocking!
    When i did realise, i knew i needed to stop having an emotional relationship with food....and that lead me to CD...best thing i have ever done!
    Hope to be at goal by mid/end september....and dispite the saggy skin which i know i will have...I WILL LOVE IT!!! :):):)
     
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    The reason I'm on a diet is because I don't feel like the person I see in the mirror and I'd like to feel like me (if that makes sense).

    The reason I'm doing CD is because I wanted to prove to myself that food isn't my life. I have had near panic attacks in the past because I didn't have any junk food at home and I couldn't go out because I was on my own with the children asleep upstairs. That's ridiculous and I'm hoping that not eating for a few weeks / months will make me realise that life is about so much and food is just a small part.

    I'm only on day 3 but already I'm starting to realise that I can have a lovely time without ice cream, crisps, chocolate etc.

    Good thread by the way - it's really interesting to read everyone's reason for being here!
     
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    TrueBlueAngel I WILL be thin!!

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    I'm overweight and unhappy. I dont like what I see, I dont understand why my husband likes what he sees. I come from a family who would bully overweight people, including me as a teenager (even though I wasnt overweight at all). So my hang-ups are great and I have already warned my CDC that I wont be an easy customer. I hate what my family made me become. This time I refuse to be fat and 40!
     
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