Weight loss ups and downs - 800 Calorie - Newcastle

Robin

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I try to be more on the wagon than off it. I find if I crave certain stuffs if I try and have low carb things instead I still overeat the low carb stuff and that is just as bad. Sometimes end up eating the stuff I crave aswell.
Glad it’s not just me! Sometimes going out into the garden is the only way, I’m less likely to eat if I've got filthy hands, and I usually get distracted by the gardening tasks in hand. Doesn’t always work, though.
 

ColinUK

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Glad it’s not just me! Sometimes going out into the garden is the only way, I’m less likely to eat if I've got filthy hands, and I usually get distracted by the gardening tasks in hand. Doesn’t always work, though.
Having horses to tend and ride probably also helps!

My balcony is only small but I still get immense satisfaction from pottering around in the pots lol
 

Eddy Edson

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I view it as constant low-level warfare with my bod in which the goal is to win more battles than you lose. My advantage is that I'm a lot smarter than my bod, but it has a lot more persistence.

Bod: Apple & pear bran muffin!
Me: Really?
Bod: Um oh well I guess not really.

(Next day)

Bod: Muffin!!!
Me: Oh nonsense.
Bod: grumble mumble

(Next day)

Bod: MUFFIN MUFFIN MUFFIN MUFFIN MUFFIN
Me: Oh anything to make you shut up.

I count that as a 2:1 win:loss ratio for me vs bod.

Anyway, the battles have gotten a lot further apart over the last couple of years - maybe my bod is learning its lesson? - and these days are mainly skirmishes over whether or not to have another handful of almonds.
 
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Robin

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Having horses to tend and ride probably also helps!

My balcony is only small but I still get immense satisfaction from pottering around in the pots lol
Sadly, I don’t have my own horse, but ride once a week at a riding school. But same effect, I’ve just been on a 2hr hack, and while you’re riding, you can’t really think about anything else except the job in hand (and the scenery!).
 

Ditto

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Who was it said nobody ever got hungry when skydiving?! :)

I got Smoothies and like the new laptop they're still in the box. I never realised I was a procrastinator, I never used to be. I got Banana, Strawberry and Coconut. Do you just have them like SlimFast but with water? I need to read the blurb.

I won't be able to do it mind, but will give it a go. :)
 

ColinUK

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Who was it said nobody ever got hungry when skydiving?! :)

I got Smoothies and like the new laptop they're still in the box. I never realised I was a procrastinator, I never used to be. I got Banana, Strawberry and Coconut. Do you just have them like SlimFast but with water? I need to read the blurb.

I won't be able to do it mind, but will give it a go. :)
Read the instructions! You can always mix them with milk I guess but I mix my shakes per instructions with water and plenty of ice.
 

ColinUK

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Are the rest of the Camembert yesterday because it would have been a shame to waste it as it was delicious.

Weighed in this morning at 93kg so that’s the starting point for the week. I’m sure I’ll be below 90 by next Monday :)
 

JoRo

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Diagnosed last week. In a rather unsatisfactory manner. (See my Bit of a Shock) thread in Newbies.

I’ve been 16st something for a while now and I know I really needed to shift at least three stone... worth noting that max weight over the last four years has been recorded at 17 1/2 stone.

Just wanted to share that today for the first time in living memory the scales showed my weight starting with 15! 15st 13 1/2lbs to be exact!

I’m not kidding myself that tomorrow it won’t be 16st something again but the trend is absolutely downwards!

Yay me :)
Well done, you
 

ColinUK

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Didn’t feel 100% this weekend and unsurprisingly weight crept up a little to 94 kg.
No real disaster as these things happen and it went hand in hand with an increase in BG levels which have hopefully peaked at 7.2 this morning.

I’ve not lost faith however and if anything am more determined to drop the weight. My first target is only 6kgs away so with a bit of discipline that should be achievable by month end.
 

Snoopyj

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Didn’t feel 100% this weekend and unsurprisingly weight crept up a little to 94 kg.
No real disaster as these things happen and it went hand in hand with an increase in BG levels which have hopefully peaked at 7.2 this morning.

I’ve not lost faith however and if anything am more determined to drop the weight. My first target is only 6kgs away so with a bit of discipline that should be achievable by month end.
Hope your feeling better today. Glad you've not lost faith, you are an inspiration.
 

ColinUK

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Weigh in today... 92.1k so that’s pretty much undone the weight gain last week. I can sense the 88kg target inching closer...

I’m looking forward to when I’m down at a healthy weight and I can rebuild a healthier relationship with food once again. But it’s also great to know that Exante works and it’s pretty easy (although it takes determination at first in order to develop the habit).
 

Ditto

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Dire. As always I can't get a handle on anything. Low carb lasted three days till the family had egg and chips yesterday so now after that disaster I'm back trying the liquid diet. Good grief, I bore myself. :( You're doing great though, well done. I need to copy you. :)
 

ColinUK

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@Ditto I have my bad days but the key is to have more good ones than bad.
First few shakes I couldn’t believe how awful they tasted then you kind of just get used to them. I do mix them with lots of ice and that helps. Also I add a spoonful of coffee to some and that helps. Throwing in a tsp of coffee and a square of dark chocolate into that tiramisu one lifts the flavours hugely and a squeeze of lemon juice into the lemon cheesecake helps that one too.
Some people even mix flavours of shake or use them to make pancakes.
Beef and black bean can be used to make burgers or kofta too apparently.

There’s a private Facebook group for UK based Exante users and it’s actually really rather good. It’s full of both success and struggle stories and ideas of how to tweak products. Above all else everyone is in there for the same reason, and that’s to drop weight.

You can do this. I know you can. You know you can
 

Ditto

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I don't feel the need to add stuff, I love milkshakes tho' not that keen on the watery ones but you can get used to anything. I will try the ice and get the ice cube tray out for sure. It's the feeling ravenous I have trouble dealing with. :) I could do this when I was 14 and wanted to get into clothes and be gorgeous and want boys to fall at my feet, now I couldn't give a rat's ass and it's 'only' my health I have to think about. I need to get a grip. Thank you for your encouraging words, they have really helped. :)

The only thing I want to get into now is the garden.

Do you have the link for the Facebook page @ColinUK as there's tons of links and I don't know which to click.
 
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ColinUK

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@Ditto it’s the Exante Diet Official Group. It’s a private group so I can’t link it but it’s this one. B9E20DEF-36F3-49E1-8AF1-44A5320F8895.png
 
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