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Discussion in 'Cambridge Weight Plan' started by Mochaj, 16 November 2007 Social URL.

  1. Mochaj

    Mochaj Gold Member

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    What have you learnt since starting (or finishing!) CD, what has surprised you?

    I'll start with... I've learnt I CAN actually enjoy a diet. That is a real shocker for me after trying several and just hating them! lol
     
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  3. Hedgemag

    Hedgemag Cambridge Diet Counsellor

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    I have learnt that I do not need food to make me feel better.....
     
  4. KerrieW

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    That other people's opinions, behaviour and jealousy shouldn't affect my choices and I can be successful if I choose to be.
     
  5. Mrs V

    Mrs V Loves Life!

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    I still have a long way to go, but I am learning to accept a compliment!
     
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    Bailey Full Member

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    That I am stronger than I thought. I can cope without food and I can do this!
     
  7. Porgeous

    Porgeous Chilling

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    That it needs to be something you do for yourself and that the confidence and happiness you gain from achieving something that you've wanted for soooo long is life-changing.

    Gxx
     
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    i have learnt that i still fail on a diet . i cant help myself .... i am sort of getting back on track but annoyed that i could be so much further ahead if i hadnt wasted a few weeks. however saying that i havent put on the wt that i have lost. i just wish i had more determination and stick to it . i am weak! i am easily tempted. the only person i cheat is myself and i know that i just seem to be able to resolve it !
     
  9. Mochaj

    Mochaj Gold Member

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    Sue, I know that feeling, I had 6 weeks of exactly that, well exact apart from I did regain some :) You aren't failing! You haven't given up!

    I nodded lots at some of the answers so far, especially yours MrsV about learning to take a compliment! I have always been so bad at accepting a compliment and I'm getting a bit better at it now. However, even when someone says "Oooh you've lost some weight" I still reply with "I have but I've still got to lose more." Why I can't just leave it at "Yes, I have, thanks!" I don't know. lol. We'll get there in the end with the compliments thing :)
     
  10. Mochaj

    Mochaj Gold Member

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    So true! In fact at the moment it makes me feel worse. I feel better now than I have done for ages and that's because I'm not pigging out like I used to. I used to think food solved my problems, it actually caused quite a few of them because of the way it made me feel about myself, which then made me react to people in a negative way.
     
  11. sumayyah

    sumayyah please try again

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    that people nasty comments arnt hurting me, the only one hurting me was myself
     
  12. hazel05

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    Isn't it strange! I have sooo much more confidence since starting this diet but i find it so hard to accept compliments!! when someone says something nice i want to curl up in a ball and hide!!

    I have found out so much about myself and other people on this diet....
    I don't need to rely on food to get me threw life
    I can be happy with my body
    I'm not ugly or big boned!!
    I know who my real friends are, the ones who are really happy for me but better still i know the bitter and jealous ones and its these "friends" that make me stronger and more determined to succeed!
    I have much more willpower than i ever imagined
    I actually love clothes shopping
    My husband and all my/his family are so supportive
    I could go on and on with this lol so i'll leave it there and give someone else a turn!!
     
  13. spooky

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    That if I eat through being sad/miserable/insert word here.. then it will only serve to make me feel worse because by overeating I am adding to the problem.
     
  14. Lil K

    Lil K Addicted to Minimins

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    That I can actually stick to a diet & that I have reserves of willpower & positivity that I never knew existed!

    .....and to think I actually put off doing CD for a good few months because I just didn't think I could do it, yet now I know its not a question of IF i can get to goal, just WHEN!
     
  15. methenie

    methenie methenie from london.

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    i did learn

    its possible to do diet with no feeling hungry and loose quikly

    and i suprise myself to do it , with some up and down but cc is the only diet i do follow propely.:eek:
     
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    Same for me. Fod was my answer to everything before, if i felt sad, upset, angry, happy, you name it i turned to food. Even with all the tough times i've had while on Cambridge and i really have felt like eating i've got through it without doing. Food is not going to make everything better, that's my new mantra :D
     
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    I've learnt I don't need half the food I Was eating especially the takeaways!
     
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    That I can cook a meal (for someone else!) without tasting it, that I can make a cheese sandwich without having a slice of cheese, that I catually feel better without the glass of wine and that I do like shopping for clothes after all.
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    x
     
  19. idaj

    idaj Fair-haired pixie

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    Things I've learnt:

    • That doing something for myself (eg losing weight) really makes me feel worth something
    • That 'diet' food doesn't have to be boring - and that unhealthy food isn't necessarily yummy
    • Food is not a drug, but self-confidence can work wonders
    • That people (esp my boy) get REALLY tired of hearing about diets :rolleyes:
    • That my ferret is obese - he has a BMI of 36! ;)
     
  20. Mochaj

    Mochaj Gold Member

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    LOL at your ferret :D

    I also like the one about confidence working wonders :)
     
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    That I CAN lose weight despite having hypothyroidism.

    All other diets had failed, despite my sticking to them.
     
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