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First trial weigh in

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Saturday just past I had my first weigh in after starting the Preview trial. I had to be weighed three times to make sure the scales were reading correct. It was astonishing to see the numbers.

I had lost 7.9 kilos in two weeks! I have 1.5 kilos to go to reach my target goal of 8%.

Mindboggling.

This week has been a bit tougher than the previous. Probably being home and having food right there. Our friend from America made brownies Saturday night -I had two pieces. They tasted great, but I felt sick afterwards. She made more last night, I had a chocolate shake instead. Having brownies on Saturday took my body out of ketosis, which is what the diet causes your body to go into - running of fat, rather than glucose. Apparently it takes three days for your body to switch over, so I didn't want to stop that.

I have heaps of energy this week. I really want to exercise, I might do some on the cross trainer - just light though. I have been organising and tidying cupboards shelves, using energy. Finally getting some stuff sorted and tidy - feel good about that.

I'm hoping for similar results next weight in [2 August].

  
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CHELLEBELLE104 7/23/2014 6:43PM

    You've got this... even with occasional chocolate sidetracks. keep pushing forward. Hugs.

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LIFENPROGRESS 7/23/2014 6:04PM

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Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.
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Long time no blog

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Been a while since I last was here.

To quickly recap the last few months:
-I fell off the wagon and put back on all but 5kgs.
-I joined a medical trial, a study into preventing diabetes and maintaining weight loss.

I've been on the initial stage of the study for almost 2 weeks now. This stage is 8 weeks long and is where participants lose weight via a low energy diet [need to lose 8%]. I honestly thought that these first few weeks would be really tough, that I'd be hungry all day and that I'd give up - but the only tough thing so far has been eating/drinking all that I have to in a day. I'm just not hungry, I'm forcing myself to eat everything I need to. My family has even been away on holiday during these two weeks, and I haven't felt tempted and given in - even watching my husband, son and friend eat takeaways and yummy roast meals. I feel like I have more energy and am sleeping better than before as well.

I think part of the reason I feel so focused and all that is because I'm taking part in something big than just me. There is a lot of money and time invested into this study, so I don't want to fail, and I don't want to flunk out after the 8 weeks [if you don't lose the required weigh, you are excluded from the rest of the study].

This coming Saturday I have my first weigh in, meeting this the dietitian, group meeting to talk about how things have been going, and pick up another 2 weeks' worth of meal sachets. I have hopped on my scales at home and they say there is a significant loss so far, and clothes are looser and fitting better.

That's about everything.

  
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ASHTREENZ 7/17/2014 12:29AM

    It's four meals of powdered stuff - shakes, soup, porridge - and two cups of allowed vegetables a day, plus three cups of low fat milk.

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ROSINVN 7/17/2014 12:11AM

    This sounds interesting. You will have to keep up posted. Is it like real food or is it powdered stuff? just wondering. Great that you are back on the wagon before regaining even more weight like I did. I am now down to my lowest and am working to stay there. Come and join us on the kia ora thread.

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Week 35 & 36

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Haven't been on the scales for some time now. Pretty I'm gaining weight though.

Not sure what else to put.

My mum visited from Australia for a week [went home yesterday afternoon]. Felt pretty sad all of yesterday and still somewhat today.

Was playing taxi yesterday and the day before, so didn't get much done - I'm looking at two days worth of dishes to get done, since my husband didn't want to do them. Motivation seems to be lacking for everyone in my house.

Everything seems to be annoying me lately, I just can't seem to relax. Even after sleeping a full night's sleep, I don't feel rested. Not sure what is going on.

  


Week 34

Sunday, May 11, 2014

A bit of a late blog.

Stayed off the scale this last week again. Feeling better though. Been walking most days and eating smarter.

Friday, I cleared all the wheat and gluten out of our cupboards. I've been meaning to do this for some time but have just never gotten round to it. I was spurred on by a book a read called "Grain Brain" written Dr. David Perlmutter. I think everyone should read it, or at least watch his segments on Dr. Oz. Very interesting and compelling book - basically saying that gluten sensitivity and excess carbs lead to a whole raft of issues in the body and, in particular, the brain.

My mum is coming to visit from Australia for a couple of weeks. I'm very excited about this - having seen her for over nine month. Benjamin will be even more excited to see his Nanna.

I'm now hooked on 90% dark chocolate.

  
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JSMITH68 5/11/2014 10:29PM

    90% Dark Chocolate rules! I look forward to having 1 oz every day.


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ROSINVN 5/11/2014 7:05PM

    Sounds like you are doing well, Enjoy your Mums visit!

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Week 33

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Stayed off the scales this week.

Still haven't got back on the cross-trainer. Have been eating whatever whenever as well. Lacking motivation to be honest. I want to get healthy, but I'm too lazy to put the work in. And on the other hand, I miss not working out when I don't do it. Sigh.

My husband got word from ACC this week and his shoulder specialist - ACC will cover his reduced hours and backpay, and the specialist will see him in June to discuss surgery. He had a cortisol and anesthetic injected into the area on Monday and given exercises to do, to see if that helps.

Our son seems to have grown out of his dairy allergies/intolerances - he's been drinking cows milk for over a week now without any problems. Very glad about this. We didn't buy soy milk this week, so I've been having a little bit of cows milk - makes me wheezy and gives be an unset stomach still.

Back into it this week. No excuses, only letting myself down.

  
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