Weight loss ups and downs - 800 Calorie - Newcastle

Lindarose

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Hi Colin. Yes there’s a huge range of flavours. Definitely better than the usual strawberry and chocolate on offer with some brands.
Great pics too. What a difference losing weight has made to you! Great incentive too.
 

trophywench

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I was going to say same as Robin, ie Wow - ALL the double chins have gone!

I'm one of those people who very first loses weight off their face - so not unusual when I've lost the first couple of pounds to hear someone I know ell telling me 'You look ill!' Thanks, very helpful .....

Hence though it's usually rude to mention to someone that they have several chins, I'm more than happy to tell em they've got rid of them!

Where else have you particularly noticed there is less of - or is it less everywhere?
 

ColinUK

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I was going to say same as Robin, ie Wow - ALL the double chins have gone!

I'm one of those people who very first loses weight off their face - so not unusual when I've lost the first couple of pounds to hear someone I know ell telling me 'You look ill!' Thanks, very helpful .....

Hence though it's usually rude to mention to someone that they have several chins, I'm more than happy to tell em they've got rid of them!

Where else have you particularly noticed there is less of - or is it less everywhere?
I tend to put weight in pretty evenly all over and it’s gone in the same way. My face is not where I notice the difference without having a long hard look at myself though. Hence the photos as they don’t lie.
I’ve gone down two inches in waist size and clothes hang better overall. And there’s more to go!
 

ColinUK

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And weight has crept up again to half a pound under 15st... I’m not disheartened though as that’s still 4.5lbs off for the month so far. I’ll boost fluid intake (water) as it’s been a little low the last few days and I’ll get the next lot of weight off in as long as it takes.

There seems to be a point of resistance at about 93kg so I’ll sit and contemplate what’s going on mentally as well as physically around this weight so that I can move on. And down. It’ll also help that I’ve a tonne of Exante shakes coming (hopefully tomorrow) which at least means that I’ve got more interesting flavours to dine on than just chocolate and vanilla.
 

Vonny

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I've just joined the forum after losing my first stone in 7 weeks when I was first diagnosed. Thank you so much ColinUK, your story is an inspiration and makes me more determined to lose the remaining 3 stone to get to my ideal weight. I've read this thread with delight and amazement. Thank you x
 

ColinUK

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@Vonny Congrats on dropping the first stone! How are you doing it?

You might find it useful to do a “Hello” type thread in the general notice board bit of the forum and tell us a bit about yourself and your diagnosis if you feel comfortable doing that. :)
 

ColinUK

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Just had a delivery of 60 Exante shakes and only three sachets had burst open in the box disgorging their sweet dust everywhere!
I’ll fire off a quick note to Exante in a bit to let them know. Hopefully they’ll just replace them.
 

Vonny

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Hi ColinUK, thank you! I posted in the Newbies section, as I need a bit of support 2 months in. I've basically cut out refined carbs so I can pretty much eat what the rest of the family do, but I miss out on the potatoes and have extra broccoli and cabbage! Plus lots of walking - between 3 and 6 miles per day depending on whether or not I'm working. I was really fired up to start with, but that first stone "high" is in the past now and it feels like a long slog for the next 3. That's why your story inspired me to keep on going, and I know I will get there. x
 

ColinUK

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Hi ColinUK, thank you! I posted in the Newbies section, as I need a bit of support 2 months in. I've basically cut out refined carbs so I can pretty much eat what the rest of the family do, but I miss out on the potatoes and have extra broccoli and cabbage! Plus lots of walking - between 3 and 6 miles per day depending on whether or not I'm working. I was really fired up to start with, but that first stone "high" is in the past now and it feels like a long slog for the next 3. That's why your story inspired me to keep on going, and I know I will get there. x
Honestly it’s much easier with the shakes as it removes the element of choice. And yes I’ve sometimes cheated and had a handful of nuts <ooh matron!> but by and large it’s easy to just decide which flavour I’m going to have, mix it up and savour the taste. Also they do fill you up so there’s almost zero temptation to snack.
I read Prof Taylor’s book and I read the results of the study itself and I know that if I don’t do this now I’ll inevitably add more weight etc and will get some of the complications I think we all want to avoid.
One thing I will say and that’s that posting on the forum, and in this thread particularly, keeps me accountable as it’s available for others to read and comment on.
 

ColinUK

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Weight loss update

May -7.6lbs
June (so far) -9.9lbs and there’s still today so I might just squeeze 10lbs off!

And yes I know I’m old school with my imperial measurements but I find the number changes more encouraging in stones and pounds than I do in kilos!
 

rebrascora

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You are really doing great Colin.
How about finding a blood donor session somewhere today to help get you over the 10lbs mark. That's always good for an extra pound loss in the short term. I was going to suggest a hair cut but I guess it won't have the same effect on you as having six inches cut off the length of mine! ....These are the tricks you learn when you are dieting and hit that plateau when things just won't shift any further and desperation sets in!
 

ColinUK

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@rebrascora not sure about it being that wise to donate whilst on such a low caloric intake. But there is a session available nearby today...
 

rebrascora

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You might be right.... but still tempting! Don't you go and end up fainting!

This is the problem once you start getting good results.... you want better results... rather than just being happy with the progress you have made. I've started getting like that with my Freestyle Libre... trying to keep readings in range is becoming very self competitive.
 

Ditto

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So you mix the Exantes with water? That doesn't sound very tasty.

I need to read this whole thread... I need to be 8stones.
 

ColinUK

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So you mix the Exantes with water? That doesn't sound very tasty.

I need to read this whole thread... I need to be 8stones.
They’re designed to be mixed with water rather than milk as they have milk powder in them (or similar - some are vegan). And they’re generally tasty and when mixed with ice and water they’re quite thick. They would be thicker with milk of course but that would blow the calorie counting and they’re 200 cal each.
 
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