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I think I've finally found something that works for me

Friday, May 02, 2014

It is called Saints and Slimmers. It's a complete programme.

I have been using the products for the last week or so and love it :D

When I get back I will be doing the 1,200 calorie option.

Right now I think this will suit me - it will help me keep my appetite under control. A "box" diet that is not overly packed with carbs.

I will be back on 25th May. Until then have a great month and success to you all emoticon

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SHILOBOOTH 5/3/2014 4:06AM

    Yes they are British - in fact based no far from me so supporting a local business too. I'm a bit confused by their labelling. 9.1g of sugar in 100g but 26.5g in a 31.5g serving lol Doh! It's low carb anyway - I may email them to point out their error.

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HEYITSLISA 5/2/2014 12:54PM

    Had to Google it since I'd never heard of it. Must be a UK thing. emoticon Hope it works for you!

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SUNSET09 5/2/2014 12:28PM

  emoticon and emoticon as it's good to find something that you can stick with and works for you! emoticon Keep us posted and I know, emoticon ! emoticon

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Back in the Zone and my Morning Selfie

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Yay I'm in the swing of things finally. Long may it last. I keep reminding myself how good I will look on the cruise if I drop a size or two - hey that also means clothes shopping, oh yes!

Okay to the selfie. This was taken about 5 years ago - wow, that long! - when we got our cat Arnie who turned up at the back door. He wasn't neutered then and was a tad unpredictable. Anyway he was on the worktop in the kitchen, I bent down to pick something up and as I came up I ended up with a claw stick in my forehead. It didn't scar but one to the cat, nil to me haha! Although I had revenge a few weeks later when we took him to the vet. Mummy 2, cat 0 lol

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IMAVISION 4/15/2014 12:53PM

    The years do have a way of flying by, don't they? emoticon

I enjoyed your cat tale --- not hat you got hurt, but that you scored one on him with the visit to the vet!

I am wishing you ever success in dropping a couple of dress sizes before the cruise. Just keep picturing how lovely you will look & how utterly great you will feel!

emoticon You really can!

I am on a hopeful path right now --- one of knowing I can do this to goal. emoticon

Please join me! emoticon

God bless!


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    The cruise is a great incentive to keep working hard at it. Good on you emoticon And the thought of nice new smaller clothes is so inviting to buy on your travels. And also the idea of looking and feeling better to go on the trip. Keep up the great work emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Keep falling

Friday, February 14, 2014

I have to ask myself why I can't do this and the answer I get is one big blank. There's definitely a big psychological something going on but I can't say what. I know I comfort eat but right now I have nothing to be upset about although I am craving the summer - maybe that's the problem but I don't know. That is the frustrating thing right now. Why can I not detach myself, stop thinking and just do. Why do I allow myself to do what I do, to order that pizza I shouldn't have, eat the chocolate bar that means my calories will be 3,000 plus for the day. Why oh why!

And therein lies my problem.

I have come to one conclusion over the years - I like doing it! It's as simple as that, I like eating, I like lots and that is it. There is no psychology to it anymore.

So am I am addict? I don't know. Is it a habit? Why sure, all those years of having to finish my plate as a child meaning I was stuffed silly accounts for much.

Is there anyone else out there with this issue? I've seen people on Sparkpeople losing loads of weight and doing great, some struggling etc and some leave. I'm probably one of those that would have left - but I'm staying, I may not post as much, but I am staying this time.

I know what has to happen is that something has to click in my head - I need some kind of Vulcan (Star Trek reference yay) attitude to food. Need to see it as a function.

People try to bolster my confidence by pointing out I've given up hard drugs (many years ago - life was tough), I now don't drink, I don't smoke, etc. but once the choice is made to do that it is easier because a person does not need to take drugs, drink alcohol or smoke to live. A human does have to eat. If I could give up eating entirely well now wouldn't that be a doddle!

Anyway, this has become a very long post - it isn't a negative one, it's an analysis. I need to work out how to break the cycle, how to gain control, how to stop enjoying food so much.

Have fun all xx

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    That is great that you are sticking around no matter what. I am too, and we both will conquer our battle. We will beat it because we will persevere. Where you have given up drugs and drinking, food maybe has taken their place. I see myself like an alcoholic, an addict. If it was easy we wouldn't be like this after trying a million times. Keep working on it, you will get there. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEYITSLISA 2/14/2014 8:46AM

    I am the same way and don't really have an answer for you except to say keep trying. Most days I eat 2-3 times more than I should and only exercise sporadically, but every morning I wake up and think today I will try again. emoticon emoticon

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My Revised Plan

Friday, January 10, 2014

Right I'm still using Sparkpeople just not for logging food and exercise, but I've been really busy lately and not had time to sit down and actually read blogs etc as much as I would like or even make a blog so here I am finally.

I've been trying to do Diet Chef but tbh it is too much carb based for me. I'm hungry all the time and struggling. So from 16 Jan when I get my organic meat box I will be low carbing. I have tried to keep away from the low carb because it is so restrictive but tbh I will not be missing bread and all that stuff. Well except pizza of course - my Kryptonite food, pizza!

I'm still on track to reach my target give or take half a pound but if I had put my mind to it I could have been well ahead but nevermind. Tiny steps.

I've been getting more walking in. Averaging 2 miles of proper walking a day, not Step to the Beat or Walk it Out as it is also named. I love that game but the motion of walking or running on the spot is different then striding forwards and I need to strengthen my back some so walking it is. Eventually come September I plan to start the C25K (Couch to 5K). Yep me is going to be running lol

Right that's all for now. I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year.


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IMAVISION 2/9/2014 12:52PM

    I, too, find high carb programs too challenging. I am opting for low carb & no sugar & it seems to be working.

I am with you in that walking in place doesn't do it for this gal --- I like being out there feeling that I have actually gotten someplace.

May the good Lord bless us both with success beyond our wildest dreams!

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GRETA242 1/15/2014 8:50AM

    My krypton is cake and pizza...ugh!!! We can do this!!

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    We all have different foods that we like working with. I work on more carbs and as long I have stuck within my allowances I give myself then I lose weight alright. Although for me, I must remember perserverance. Well I remember it, but putting it into action is my thing. But like us all it is about putting our mind into the task at hand. And not letting anything get in the way.
Good on you for getting into regular walking. Walking is so good, and especially if you make it a very regular thing. I like your plan to be running in September emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I had a nice christmas and the new year went off with it's usual speed. I've only been working the odd day here and there. But my hours are not great anyway in this job. I am going to change jobs this year, well that is one of my 2014 goals to achieve. I hope this will be a great year for you.
And for me too. And as for our goals we will achieve them-because we can!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEYITSLISA 1/10/2014 7:20AM

    emoticon Sounds like a plan!

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WI 1 of being back on track and 7.25 lbs

Monday, December 02, 2013

Don't you love that water weight hehe! Was nice to see a good first week loss.

It has been hard and it will be hard I know but going to keep going. Here's to week 2 :D

Had a good weekend - went out twice on Saturday hence some regain from my sneak peak in the week. Weekends were always going to be hard. It is why I moved my WI to Monday.

I'm on holiday this week so hoping to get more exercise in than usual.

Have a good week all :D

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CYBERCITYSHELL 12/10/2013 6:00AM

    You have a good week too. And have a nice break from work emoticon emoticon

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