Weight loss ups and downs - 800 Calorie - Newcastle

Ditto

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I managed to stay on 2 SlimFast meals and one egg and bacon meal today. This is a miracle for me. I could taste the caramel in the SlimFast for ages after though. Wouldn't like to think what my bg was.
 

ColinUK

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I managed to stay on 2 SlimFast meals and one egg and bacon meal today. This is a miracle for me. I could taste the caramel in the SlimFast for ages after though. Wouldn't like to think what my bg was.
I started with the Asda ones. Then had the Tesco ones because they’re easier to get to than Asda. Grew bored of the limited flavours (my local Tesco only has chocolate and the nearest Asda only vanilla and occasionally strawberry) so decided to give the Exante shakes a go. They’re not as thick as the others but the chocolate mint and the cinnamon swirl are absolutely delicious.
It’s a fair amount of money to lay out in one go if you’re buying a lot of them so I bought a few chocolate and vanilla just to try - the logic being if they couldn’t get those flavours right then no chance of the rest being palatable.
Some on the Facebook forum say that the meals and the soups are awful and there appears to be an issue with the bars but the shakes are delicious.
I’ll dig out my referral code discount thingy...
 

Ditto

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Thanks for that. I will give it a whirl.

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Good grief, I hates shopping online, it's fraught. Seems to have worked... I will have to stick to it now or I'll feel guilty about wasting money. Heh!
 
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ColinUK

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Thanks for that. I will give it a whirl.
My pleasure :)

So far my favs are cinnamon swirl, chocolate and peanut butter, berries and cherries, chocolate mint, Bakewell tart. Not keen on the lemon cheesecake myself but maybe with a few chia seeds in and left to set it might be a decent pudding.
 

Ditto

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Excellent. :) I can't wait to be one fat lady.
 

ColinUK

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It was never my intention to celebrate every little milestone reached on the journey to the healthier me but this one I just can’t pass up.

Stood on the scales this morning and.... 14st 7lbs!!

I know it’s only a number but it feels significant somehow!
 

Snoopyj

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It was never my intention to celebrate every little milestone reached on the journey to the healthier me but this one I just can’t pass up.

Stood on the scales this morning and.... 14st 7lbs!!

I know it’s only a number but it feels significant somehow!
That's brilliant. Virtual pat on the back
 

ColinUK

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Repeating the morning post today here as it’s relevant and I want to be able to find it again.



Yesterday I crumbled. Emotionally lots of things from the past few months caught up with me and I wept. So I opted for a mix of things to comfort me from watching Field of Dreams and Haichi: A Dogs Tale on Netflix or Prime as they always make me sob... watched Frozen and Frozen II because they make me smile but II also brings the tears... then Hamilton which is as incredible on screen as it is on stage... and yes it brought the tears in places to. I also ate.
A bag of sea salt and black pepper crisps, two pitta bread, a pot of hummus, about 1/4 of baguette, butter with Cornish sea salt and a bit of Camembert.
Froze the other pitta bread and chucked the rest of the baguette away.
Haven’t weighed myself yet today as I know the retrograde step my weight will have taken but may step on the scales in a bit. Have measured my BG however and that’s 7.8.
I won’t beat myself up about yesterday’s eating as there was a marked difference between that and how I used to eat... for starters I’d have polished off the entire pack of pitta and no doubt would have had half the baguette with the entire Camembert wheel and the remainder with pb&j.
Today is back on the Exante shakes and back on the program.
I will sit with my thoughts and feelings from yesterday and try and unpick what was happening and why I turned to food (although it’s a very engrained habit).
 

ColinUK

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So I weighed myself. And I put on half a kilo yesterday.
 

ColinUK

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I think more people emotional eat than admit to it.
I agree. I’m starting to switch my thinking about it and starting to regard it as more of an addiction now. It is an almost mindless, knee jerk response, automatic.
I fully accept that it’s changed but it’s important that I’m aware of it so that it doesn’t return how it was before.
 

grovesy

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I agree. I’m starting to switch my thinking about it and starting to regard it as more of an addiction now. It is an almost mindless, knee jerk response, automatic.
I fully accept that it’s changed but it’s important that I’m aware of it so that it doesn’t return how it was before.
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.
 
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