Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Day 36

Well i'm into my 6th week of the Cambridge diet, and all is going well!
I've lost a total of 16lbs!
I had a day off on Mothers Day and enjoyed a lovely meal, which will have completely knocked me out of ketosis, but the good news is i had my weigh in yesterday and i had stayed the same :)
I find it suprisingly easy to get back on this diet, i don't dread it, which other 'fad' diets (which i don't think this is) people usually get sick of within a couple of weeks, this i can see me doing for a long time and also returning to in times of need.
So i still very much have a high opinion of this diet and it is certainly working for me! :)

Monday, 9 March 2009

Day 22

What a fantastic weigh in! I lost 7lbs! I am very happy :)
Thats a 12lb loss in 3 weeks! And considering i didnt really 'do' week 2 i'm chuffed!
I'm loving my new way of thinking and my attitude to food, i really feel as though i'm on a little life journey, and have already learnt so much about myself in just 3 weeks.
I have to say i have become a very big fan of the Cambridge Diet, and suprisingly not because of my rapid weightloss. But because it has made me address my underlying problems with food.
I am really looking forward to starting maintenance, for those who don't know what maintenance is, as well as gradually increasing calories etc, its about introducing foods, 1 week at a time back into your diet. So you can really find out how you're body reacts to different foods. If you re-introduce bread and put on weight you know that that is something you need to limit, there is a lot more to it than that, but thats the basics.

I think the only negative thing i can say about CD is the actual ingredients in the packs, not that there is anything wrong with them, but i don't like eating sweetner, and a bit of a believer in getting all your vitamins from real foods etc. But i'm sure for a few months it won't hurt, and i am determined to not get back into my old habits,

So its all good in the hood!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Day 20

Wooop its my weigh in day tomorrow! Really excited! This week has been fantastic! I went out this evening to Nando's for a family meal and i stuck to my water, and it didnt bother me in the slightest, what an achievement! I'm chuffed! Then we did bowling and laser quest, and while the others snacked on chocolate and sweets, it didnt bother me at all :)

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Day 17 "i'm flying"

Its day 17 and i am loving the ketosis high! I'm absolutely flying today, i have so much energy and feeling very positive! Thats the thing i noticed last week when i slipped up... my mood changed, i was very grumpy and tired and it seemed to be a vicious circle BAD MOOD + TIRED = EAT (lots)
But 3 days in and ketosis has kicked in again! This diet is easy ;) (well for today anyway)
I'm loving it! I also jumped on the scales this morning (i was going to wait til monday weigh in) and i think the 2lbs i put on has scarpered already :)
This diet has certainly made me a scales addict! Might have to get the hubby to hide them! Not tonight though! maybe tomorrrow....yeah yeah

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Day 16

I'm sorry i haven't been posting, its been a rocky week! I completely fell off the wagon! I started slowly low carbing for a couple of days.....and it was downhill from there! On Sunday we went to TGI's mmmmmm wow i have to say the food was fantastic... but afterwards i could've kicked myself!!! How stupid am i?? I lost 7lbs!! Half a stone!!! in my first week, so why would i want to ruin it! The answer is.. i don't know, i guess if i knew that i would be superslim!
So Monday morning i went to my CDC's (Cambridge diet councillor) feeling pretty miserable and dreading my weigh in. I hate getting out of the car, i swear the curtains start twitching along the whole street and i get this picture of two women in my head, talking about how fat my backside is, and saying that i'll never stick to the diet. I mean surely everyone in the street knows what my CDC does for a living, or maybe they think she's an undercover drug dealer and i've just popped in to get my weekly supply. I guess i do walk in with a wad of cash and come back out clutching a box (of shakes) for dear life!
So anyway i told her what had happened, and she told me that in fact i had had a very positive experience, the lady is a miracle worker, my whole frame of mind changed in seconds! She was right, so i may have sabotaged my diet, but i learnt a hell of a lot from it!
The main thing being that i need to address my underlying issues with food, otherwise any weightloss is going to be short term, because as soon as i go on a binge it'll all pile back on!
So i now have a new ultimate goal, i want to change my relationship with food, for good!
I have realised where my bad habits are and now i've got to kick them like an addiction!
I think the Cambridge diet is the perfect way for me to put this into practice, it'll be like starting over and building my way back up to eating a normal diet.
As for the weightloss/gain i put on 2lbs, so not all bad, i thought i would've put all 7lbs back on, so i'm pretty chuffed all in all and feeling very positive!

So yesterday it was straight back onto the diet with all the determination in the world! I can do this! I will do this...no really i will :)