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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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