ZoBo's Maintenance - Finally!

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  1. ZoBo

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    Hi all

    I'm not really ready for hardcore maintenance yet, but I'm about to move up a plan so have decided it might be best to start writing everything down to help me along the way....

    I'm 27 on the 14th of this month & have two children. Anton is 2 & half & Milo is 11 months.

    The main reason for my weight gain is pregnancy. Five stone gain with Anton was a massive shock (although all my own fault as I ate like a pig! Enjoyed myself mind).
    I then found myself pregnant with Milo 8 months after Anton & still weighing 10st 10lb.... I was much more careful this time, as I knew another 5 stone gain would be alot harder to remove & a risk to mine & my baby's health.
    It paid off & I only put on 1 stone 2lb.

    I started cd 12 weeks after having Milo on 15th Sept 08.

    I managed fairly ok & stuck at it until I got to around 9stone 10lb. It then became harder & harder to stick too.... I felt "ok" again & people were paying me compliments, so I found it easier to reason with myself that the odd "day off" would be ok.... It wasn't....

    To put it bluntly I have buggered about something chronic since christmas!

    BUT FINALLY 9 months down the line I am 1lb away from my original goal of 9stone..... I'm so glad I've stuck at it, as I have tried ww & sw inbetween cannot stick to them for even one day!!

    I'm going to lower my target to 8stone 7lb, so I have 8lb to lose. But I'm going to do this while moving up the plans so I can get used to organising myself & living in the "real world" on the way up...

    Anyway, I look forward to reading everyone else's diaries & good luck to everyone who is maintaining. xx
     
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  3. Katycakes

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    Hi Zobo, remember you from before Xmas, you've done so well and it's GREAT to see you on the maintenance thread! The last bit is so tough, but posting here can really help to keep you focused and the support is fab too. Go, girl!!!

    xxx
     
  4. LellyCD

    LellyCD Trying to stay healthy!

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    Hi Zobo, welcome to the maintenance bit! Thanks for sharing your story. I've seen you come and go over the last few months, i'm really glad for you that your are nearly there now and hope you find having a diary a real help in getting there!
    Good luck with maintenance
    x
     
  5. trisha

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    well done zobo, I hope to be joining you soon. I reached my original goal of 10 st in feb, and have been messing about since, I lowered by goal to 9 st 7 lb but would really like to get to 9 st.
     
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    It's great to read your story ZoBo. I put my weight on during pregnancy too...but that was 13 years ago!! I used to live in Bolton too and love that part of the country. You sound like you have such a good mindset for adjusting to maintenance. Best wishes.
     
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    Welcome to the thread zobo, I am relatively new myself here. Good luck on your journey, I look forward to following it.
     
  8. ZoBo

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    Thanks all. x

    I've had a bit of a blip today.... Not sure why!? I think it's goal sabotage rearing its ugly head again....
    It's my birthday on sunday & am going out for food on fri night & sun night. I'm just going to have cd shakes in the day & food at night.....
    Fingers crossed will not do too much damage.
     
  9. LellyCD

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    Hi Zobo, just wondering what your current CD plan is? are you on 810 or have your moved up the maintenance plans a bit?
    Just remember that you are in control of your choices, so planning ahead on menu choices etc can help with the damage limitation.
    Hope you have a fab birthday weekend!!
    xx
     
  10. ZoBo

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    I'm on 810, but it's so boring. I'd rather have no food than the rubbish you can have on it! Mad really as you think I'd be grateful for ANY food.....
    Can't wait to move up to 1000, then I can get away from this vicious circle quickly...lol I can't start that though for another half a stonish....

    Anyway, I got on the scales yesterday morning to find I had lost another 1.5lbs.....!! This took me to 8st 13.5lbs....... I cannot tell you how amazing it was to see that lovely number 8 on my scales.... I've really really missed that number..... It was an emotional reunion....lol

    I had a great day yesterday as I felt soooo thin.... Amazing really as, if the scales had said 9st 1.5lb I'd have felt huuuuge..... It's only a 2lb difference.... It's great what that can make you feel like, although all psychological!

    Now I was going to change my ticker but have decided not to. I ate last night & have eaten tonight. I will also be eating tomorrow as it is my birthday. We have done alot of socialising so I wanted to enjoy myself.
    I'm going to get on the scales on monday & hope I've not done too much damage. Back on track though & will change my ticker when I have re-reached it sometime next week.... Woohooooooo!!

    xx
     
  11. ZoBo

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    I've just calculated my BMR & for my goal at 8.5 stone it is

    1600 cals for little or no exercise

    1800 cals for light exercise.

    I run round after my children like a maniac & have Monica from Friends syndrome (my house is like a bloody show home). I think this would constitute for the 1800 cal mark?? Anyone else think so too?
    I will also get back into my running once I'm at goal, so should be able to up the intake then.

    Am sooo excited to be near to being able to have normal eating habits again!!!!
     
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    well done Zobo, you have done so well, have a great birthday
     
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    Hey zobo, well done you must be so happy to be so close. Have a great rest of the weekend! :)
     
  14. ZoBo

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    Well, I've had my last meal - Curry - was very yummy, but I'm looking forward to getting back on track & getting this last bit of weight off. I've not weighed myself this weekend as I've just wanted to enjoy myself without letting the scales rule my mood....
    I'm ready for whatever they say tomorrow & will have the excess off in a couple of days.
    I feel very bloated, but I've been very careful with the amount of food I've eaten & I've not binged at all..... In fact I didn't eat until about 3 today as I wanted to enjoy my food instead of being full & feeling stuffed.....

    Anyway, roll on tomorrow & I will update with weekend weight gain....

    I'm also going to get my before "fat" pics scanned tomorrow so I can show everyone my before's..... Woohoooo!! xx
     
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    Well what a week I've had..... Some BIG changes at the minute.... The biggest being that me & my df have split up!! Anyway, have sorted everything & am very very ok about it all... I've never been an emotional eater, so that isn't worrying me. Quite the opposite really..... I tend to not eat if there is any trauma, & even though I feel very ok about everything, I'm not eating much at all.... This is proving great as I'm just about able to eat one good meal a day.... Not great forever, but give it a couple of weeks & I'll be starving again.... I'm milking this for all it's worth at the minute... lol
    So I've not put any weight on at all, which is great as I'm not "dieting" as such, just not really in the mood for eating....

    Anyway, I'd better go to bed, am knackered.... My eldest Anton has been naughty today so I'm drained.....

    On the upside, I've got an iphone!! Woohoooo!! It's fab.... x
     
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    ZoBo sorry things have been so dramatic, but you do seem to be coping... sometimes big changes are for the best. If you weren't right for each other, better to find out now honey. Take care of yourself and hang on in there. Hugs.

    xxx
     
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    hey Zobo, was wondering yesterday how you were doing as you hadn't posted and here you are, hope things improve for you soon hun.
    take care
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  18. ZoBo

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    Thanks guys.

    I'm back on it now, day 2 & so far so good. Will prob be 9stone tomorrow, so at goal. Will change my ticker then.

    I'm starving though!!!! Killing me to be honest, but it was never meant to be easy eh?!
     
  19. LellyCD

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    woohoo zobo, that's fab! hope the scales are kind today

    xx
     
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    Sorry to hear your week was not too good. Welcome back! :)
     
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    Hi there, glad to see you have kept on track even though you have had such a rubbish week, at least you haven't turned to food when upset. I have realised lately that when I get upset I no longer want to eat food but want to go without food, a few days ago I got upset with hubby and put all my shakes away in the cupboard so I wouldn't have anymore that day, but after about an hour I talked myself round into having them as I didn't want to send my body into starvation mode... guess that is almost as bad as binge eating, still trying to punish myself I guess... Anyway, hope you get to target today, have a great 100% day....
     
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