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rabbit

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Posted: 19 Sep 2007, 15:19
Hi folks, thought it might be easier to get together here. You'll have to keep posting mind or we'll be dumped in the archives.

How's your day gone today then? I've been much better today. Back on the wagon. Very Happy

I'm also interested to hear about the diets you are on. I know about Atkins, I tried that a while back. Whilst I know it works, I found it much too limiting and was so sick of the sight of cheese, eggs and ham - it put me off them for months afterwards. I also worry about how healthy this can possibly be for you in the long-term?

I suppose I'm lucky that I love vegetables or I'd be sunk!
Inside me there's a skinny woman screaming to get out, but I can usually shut the bitch up with chocolate.
CalorieKille...

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Posted: 19 Sep 2007, 17:02
Everything's ok -- We're in San Diego right now having a bit of a holiday. Actually, my husband's here on business and I came to whilst away the days on the beach at this resort while he has to be in stuffy conference rooms from 8AM-10PM. Good thing I'm very independent! I brought my food with me but it has been HARD eating to my diet while all this great seafood is "in the air." And seeing the ocean without an ice cold beer in my hand seems like a sin.

I also tried Atkins and I lost a few pounds, but I never came close to my goal and I felt toxic all the time from the stuff I was allowed to eat. I don't make a great "nearly exclusive" carnivore so it didn't align well to me. Right now I'm on Jenny Craig since the last week of July and I've lost nearly 30 lbs. Jenny Craig is a program that keeps you to 1200-1500 calories a day and about 30 grams of fat. It seems to be working very well for me and is very convenient for meal planning. I also take supplements including Multi-vitamins, Calcium, Omega 3, and CLA. Those also seem to make a difference. Wish me luck while I'm on vacations because this is tough!!!
CalorieKiller
rabbit

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Posted: 19 Sep 2007, 17:37
It must be sheer hell - being in San Diego! What you're doing is pretty much the same as me. What's wrong with seafood - it's really low in fat and great for you. (unless you have creamy sauces of course).

I'll wish you good luck - I'll be in the same boat next week, as have to fly back to the UK for a property exhibition. 4 nights in a hotel with buffet breakfast - I think I need to go and get my teeth wired!

Enjoy your hols! (San Diego - is that Mexico?)
Inside me there's a skinny woman screaming to get out, but I can usually shut the bitch up with chocolate.
joanne4484

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Posted: 19 Sep 2007, 18:15
So far my day is okay.. i was doing better earlier but i'm a little down now.. i'm weird i know lol.. actually i feel that weird sensation in my stomach and i know my period is coming.. as long as it ends before the wedding.. other then that just trying to be patient with loosing this stupid weight..I mean it really makes me think... its so easy to sit there and stuff your face sometimes and gain weight. but its like 10 times the battle to loose..you would think that since your trying to do something positive that it would easier.. but then again life wouldnt be live right? if everything was easy.. I'm really getting to that point where i'm just like there's no point in cheating or putting those foods in my body.. cause i know whats gonna happen, its nothing new.. you eat. then sit there and be like why did i eat that, i was doing so well.. and have to start all over again.. cause its harder to get back on track.. i feel like i've been doing this cycle over and over again.. and eventhough i'm doing good now,i'm just scared of just letting go again.. sorry guys i took this time to vent,i always have something to complain about lol
My mouth does not control me.. I control my mouth
kimbulie

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Posted: 19 Sep 2007, 19:06
Doing better, finally getting motivated again...I'm on the Fat Smash Diet. I think it's gotta be one of the easiet "diets" to stick to. You start out on detox, vegetables, brown rice, fruit and beans. Then you add in small portions of meat and cheese. There are two more phases in which more foods are added in. In the end, nothing is off limits but you have to maintain exercise and eating healthy most of the time. That's for when you're ready to maintain, not lose.
rabbit

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Posted: 20 Sep 2007, 03:34
Glad you found the thread!

The Fat Smash diet does sound sensible - It seems quite similar to a diet by a british woman. "You are what you eat" by Dr. Gillian McKeith. I found that very interesting.

Joanne - I know exactly where you're coming from; let's face it we all do - it's why we're all on a diet!

Good luck to everyone today - no being naughty! Wink
Inside me there's a skinny woman screaming to get out, but I can usually shut the bitch up with chocolate.
rabbit

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Posted: 21 Sep 2007, 03:31
Morning all (or whatever time of day it is where you are!)

I had my hair done in a different style and colour last night - and I feel like a new
person. It's made my face look slimmer and I'm feeling a whole lot perkier than I was this time yesterday. A mini-makeoever thats worked wonders!

Inside me there's a skinny woman screaming to get out, but I can usually shut the bitch up with chocolate.
kix

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Posted: 21 Sep 2007, 03:49
Morning!!

ooh mini makeovers are brilliant. u need to post a new pic of u on here now.

hope your day goes brilliantly!
nothing tastes as sweet as what i can t have

rabbit

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Posted: 21 Sep 2007, 06:42
Have just realised that I don't look a great deal different to the picture already on here! A bit blonder and spikier perhaps!

That was a picture taken in between styles when my hair was remarkably normal. It's usually black and bright red, and just lately I have been sporting electric blue streaks.

...... and I don't really do photos. It's always me that takes them. If, (NOT IF), when I reach my target I will celebrate with a photo!
Inside me there's a skinny woman screaming to get out, but I can usually shut the bitch up with chocolate.
Schatzie

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Posted: 21 Sep 2007, 12:06
Hi all,

hope you don't mind me joining in on the thread, I'm in not so sunny Wales where the weather is miserable (rabbit, see you are coming to the UK soon, sorry to let you know what to let yourself in for). I have been trying to shift weight for ages, but keep doing well and then after a few weeks losing focus and putting it all back on again. I thought I'd join this for a bit of support. I've lost 3lb this week, which I'm really chuffed with, just need to keep going now! I have been following the slimming world diet, which I dont see listed on this website so perhaps it's only known here in the UK.

PS Rabbit, which part of Cornwall do you come from? We were in St. Ives just a few weeks ago.

Look forward to chatting again soon Smile
CalorieKille...

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Posted: 21 Sep 2007, 13:43
Well I've decided that part of what seems to make a vacation a vacation is eating -- whether it be the buffet on the beach with bonfire roasted marshmallows, or just trying the "best" local restaurant in the new spot. We have had a good time on our vacation but it seems like I have so much time on my hands when I'm not focused on tracking down a great place to have breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner. I went to the World Famous San Diego Zoo yesterday and was appalled by the menu choices. I felt for certain I'd be able to augment my tuna salad and crackers with a fresh garden salad, and a banana for my son or maybe a yogurt. Nope. All they sell there to eat is Hotdog, Cheeseburger, Hamburgers, Nachos and 8 other types of crappy food. It was a good thing I brought food for my son otherwise there wasn't a single thing for sale there that I would feed him. It is funny -- they are ultra concerned with the diet of the animals and it is extremely healthy and purified. But the $hit they offer the humans at $10 a pop is utterly ridiculous. Anyway, vacation is definitely different when you're on a restricted diet (in fact, I brought most of my food with me). We've still managed to have a nice time and feel strangely liberated from the long stretches sitting in restaurants that I'm accustomed to. But my stomach has been growling and revolting the whole time because it seems to think it's on vacation too. It's been a battle....
CalorieKiller
rabbit

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Posted: 21 Sep 2007, 15:41
I know the feeling!

I put on sooo much weight when I was back in the UK in July. Ate nothing but rubbish the whole time. Whoever invented the KFC Big Daddy meal wants shooting, but it was too good to leave any! This is mainly what sparked my diet off - I felt ill when I got home from not eating healthily; so in a way it was a good thing as it's made me kick myself up the ass and do something.

Schatzie - welcome. (You may see a few spelling mistakes with your name, so don't take it personally). No, I haven't come across slimming world either, but you'll find some good recipes in the kitchen. I seem to be doing a mixture of Weight Watchers, Slimming World and Gillian McKeith, good old fashioned healthy stuff.

Have to admit though - just come back from a meal out (which I do rarely); a Balinese restaurant. It was wonderful - oh the smell as we walked in, I could have moved in there, just fantastic. Feel absolutely stuffed, but only had soda to drink, and had just had a nectarine all day before that, so hopefully I didn't pile in too many cals (though everything was in rich creamy sauces).

Where am I from in Cornwall - I grew up in Falmouth and lived just outside Truro until 2 years ago. I was in St Ives too a few weeks ago - eating fish, chips and mushy peas overlooking the harbour.
Inside me there's a skinny woman screaming to get out, but I can usually shut the bitch up with chocolate.
rabbit

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Posted: 22 Sep 2007, 17:10
Well I'm really cheesed off with myself today.

Woke up feeling lousy - nothing I could pinpoint, just no energy. So what have I done - felt sorry for myself and eaten junk, that's what!

Really cross with myself now. Just when I think I've got this willpower thing cracked, I go and mess up again. Evil or Very Mad
Inside me there's a skinny woman screaming to get out, but I can usually shut the bitch up with chocolate.
CalorieKille...

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Posted: 22 Sep 2007, 20:09
Everyone probably thinks I'm a broken record as I go on and on about taking the supplements -- mostly Omega 3 Fatty Acids. But since I've started taking this new type (lemon flavored and from deep sea, cold water fishes) I swear I've had more energy and an elevated mood. It sort of got rid of the "blahs" you describe below I was getting them a few times a week. I didn't eat, necessarily, but they made sticking to my diet and staying encouraged more difficult. This might be something that would work for you too.
CalorieKiller
rabbit

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Posted: 23 Sep 2007, 11:12
I'm over in the UK next week for a few days - I'll get some. Got to be worth a try.
Thank you.
Inside me there's a skinny woman screaming to get out, but I can usually shut the bitch up with chocolate.
rabbit

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Posted: 24 Sep 2007, 03:52
Doubt I've stayed the same this week. It's my own fault as I've not been very good over the weekend.

I'm not too upset at staying the same, I've no-one to blame but myself. What worries me more is the fact that I'm away travelling in hotels for 5 days. That could be diet suicide. I'll be happy if I've managed to stay the same next Monday.

Good luck to everyone else, hope you're doing better than me.
Inside me there's a skinny woman screaming to get out, but I can usually shut the bitch up with chocolate.
CalorieKille...

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Posted: 24 Sep 2007, 13:01
Ok Rabbit -- tell me more about your program. What is your daily calorie control and limit for grams of fat? Are you a vegetarian or are you meat/protein based? I'm curious and think I might be able to share some info...if you dare! Smile Hotels ARE diet suicide. I set foot in a hotel and I'm already hungry. Something about travelling in general makes me salivate. It's horrible to try to manage. By the way, the supplement for Omega 3 is called NORDIC NATURALS "Ultimate Omega" -- I got it at Whole Foods in the States.
CalorieKiller
rabbit

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Posted: 24 Sep 2007, 13:55
I'm aiming to stick to around 1200 cals a day. Because of what I'm eating the diet is naturally low in fat anyway.

Basically - loads of veg, a little chicken or fish. Very low carb intake (I've cut out bread and pasta) No added fat - I use olive oil for stir-frying and salad dressings, together with fat free natural yoghurt, and lots of herbs and spices. I also try to eat fruit as much as possible, but find this the hardest as theres nothing I really like.

I'd be okay travelling on my own. Basically I'd hide in my hotel room after stocking up at the local supermarket. Trouble is I'm travelling with 3 men, including my husband - so it's going to be one long food and beer-fest. How can I not join in?
I've a day and night in Amsterdam, then 4 nights in the UK, not to mention the 2 days either side stuck in airports.

I know exactly what I should and shouldn't be eating - I don't need to count calories to know if I'm eating okay or not. It's the willpower bit that lets me down every time. I'm so determined not to put weight on this coming week, or I'm going to be so upset with myself.

Inside me there's a skinny woman screaming to get out, but I can usually shut the bitch up with chocolate.
CalorieKille...

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Posted: 24 Sep 2007, 14:58
1200 is hard, but it does seem to be the magic number and doesn't seem to matter what height you are! (I'm 5'10" so I always feel so cheated!) I was thinking about what might be driving cravings -- because once I come into "chemical balance" (not cycling due to too much sugars) my cravings seem a lot easier to manage. But travelling for me sort of undoes things -- so my goal while I was in San Diego last week was to stay flat. I ended up actually losing 1.5 lbs though I was pretty nervous getting on the scale when I returned. But for me, bar none, it's elimination of alcohol that helps me continue to steadily lose. I'm the kind of person who has one glass of wine and doesn't lose weight for 3 days afterward, despite exercise! It really brings my system to a crashing halt. And, I don't want to have just one glass -- I went 2 or 3 so bothering with one just doesn't seem worth it. I've cut off completely from alcohol until I'm at my halfway point. Then I will re-evaluate. I never thought I could go without wine for so long...but honestly it hasn't been that hard. I know we'll have a reunion one of these days--and when I do it is going to be a great bottle not some common house red in a restaurant. That's what keeps me going - sad huh? Good luck to you on your travels. Those tiny cans of tunafish got me through some tough moments Smile

Cheers! - CK
CalorieKiller
rabbit

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Posted: 24 Sep 2007, 15:11
Freaky - I could have written that myself!

Just the same with alcohol - mainly the reason I've put the weight on in the first place. As for cravings, I can go days, weeks even without a problem. Then I'll hit a day when I get really stressy/depressed, and all care goes out the window. It really becomes a case of just what can I find to shovel in next! I even find myself eating food I don't normally like.
Inside me there's a skinny woman screaming to get out, but I can usually shut the bitch up with chocolate.



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