Weight loss ups and downs - 800 Calorie - Newcastle

Drummer

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It can be quite strange to have always had a problem with carbs - I have never frequented pastry shops, so I don't really know what they sell. I don't go into coffee shops - the one time I tried a bought coffee it was so dreadful I couldn't drink it.
 

ColinUK

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Today was tough. Yesterday I was hungry pretty much all day and was desperately desperately craving bread. Specifically freshly baked cholla.
Had an awful night sleep last night, I think because I was so hungry, and this morning I was cold. With a capital C. And yet I’ve stayed warm today without additional layers, I’ve just had my third shake and I had a green salad mid afternoon, water intake is probably a touch low today but ok and the amazing thing is I’ve not been hungry at all today.

BG has varied from 5.1 to 5.6 today so that’s all good.

Oddly I feel heavy today so I’m expecting the weigh in tomorrow to be at best the same as today or even a touch heavier but if it is then it doesn’t matter one iota. The body sometimes behaves in an odd and unpredictable manner and I know I’ve not deviated from the diet plan today so if it is up it’s likely to be fluid and that’s no bad thing!
 

ColinUK

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Well blow me down but the weight continues to vanish. This morning, despite my feeling heavy yesterday, the scales logged 15st 6.6lbs or 98.3kg!

That’s reassured me that I CAN do this and it’s hardened my resolve that not only can I do it but I will do it.

Onwards and downwards to my 15kgs off!
 

Lanny

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Well done @ColinUK :D Clapping hands emoji!

;) I LOVE a Swedish cinnamon roll, or mini rolls, please: Gifflar; they’re delicious! :p
 

ColinUK

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15st 3 1/2 today! That’s another 3lbs off since Sunday.
I’m really looking forward to seeing that big figure drop to 14!
 

ColinUK

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15st 4 today. I put on a tiny bit pretty much the two days I had a cold and it’s now starting to come down again. I’ll possibly be flat or only 1lb off for this week but that’s OK as it’s expected that weight loss ebbs and flows a bit, and to expect to drop half a stone each and every week is unrealistic in the extreme.
 

rebrascora

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Congrats on going sub 15 Colin. Onwards and downwards.
I know you had a bit of a rogue BG reading this morning but maybe it was a dodgy test strip. Look forward to seeing more progress. Well done!
 

ColinUK

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Congrats on going sub 15 Colin. Onwards and downwards.
I know you had a bit of a rogue BG reading this morning but maybe it was a dodgy test strip. Look forward to seeing more progress. Well done!
Thanks Barbara. I’m not fussed about the rogue BG reading too much as it’s generally been fine and we all know the body doesn’t always behave in a logical or predictable fashion :)
 

rebrascora

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Good to hear you aren't too demoralised about it. It must be really hard sticking to the 800 diet and if it was me I would need all the encouragement I could get. A high BG would be the sort of kick in the teeth which might knock me off the waggon, particularly a few weeks into it. You are doing so well, I really admire you!
 

ColinUK

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Good to hear you aren't too demoralised about it. It must be really hard sticking to the 800 diet and if it was me I would need all the encouragement I could get. A high BG would be the sort of kick in the teeth which might knock me off the waggon, particularly a few weeks into it. You are doing so well, I really admire you!
It’s not easy. It’s simple because it’s just the shakes and an occasional salad or soup but it’s not easy. The most difficult thing to navigate is the boredom that now accompanies eating. Although that’s not a bad thing because it’s also changing the psychological relationship with food. As someone who used to comfort eat, and would give myself treat foods etc it’s actually a good thing that the psychological side is changing.
I wanted to mark the change from 15st to 14st something today in some way and the urge to celebrate with food is still there and it’s still loud but instead of buying something like a gorgeous baguette or even a pizza ffs I treated myself to a single square of 90% dark chocolate.
I have to remember that even with those weight loss so far I feel better. I move better. And the best way to celebrate and reward myself is surely to not jeopardise the positive impact so far but to build on it. Even though I did gaze longingly at the contents of the crisp and snack aisle.
One thing which really helps is the accountability of posting here and I’m grateful for the positivity you lot chuck my way :)
 

Ditto

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Are the shakes sweet like SlimFast shakes? They make my bg go right up. I've tried a liquid diet but I just can't do it. Absolute torture. Well done.
 

ColinUK

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Are the shakes sweet like SlimFast shakes? They make my bg go right up. I've tried a liquid diet but I just can't do it. Absolute torture. Well done.
The advice is specifically to avoid SlimFast!
I use a mixture of Asda Great Shape and Tesco ones when I can’t get hold of the Asda ones (which taste much nicer and are much thicker).
 

Eddy Edson

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ColinUK

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Woo-hoo!

Sounds good in metric also - sub 95kg! :)
The scales are metric and then weight is logged automatically in metric but there’s something really satisfying about seeing weight loss in old fashioned stones and pounds. I know it’s psychological but somehow it’s more relatable. Maybe it’s because the number moves more?
 
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