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Kat73

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The Battle of the Bulge
« on: May 16, 2015, 08:14:58 pm »
Well, it's time (actually, it's now waaaaaaaay overdue) for me to do something about the weight I gained when I quit smoking.  Not having been of the sylphlike variety for some years I don't have any unrealistic expectations of becoming a diminutive size 8 to 10 but between fighting my way free of the fags and the health issues that have dogged me the last year I am now decidedly in need of reducing my bulk before I am mistaken for a lifesize weeble! :o

Given my limited capability for exercise at the moment it is rather debatable how much impact I can have based entirely on diet but I've checked with my GP and she says it's ok for me to go on the diet I was given before my operation last year.  It is ridiculously restrictive but it did bring with it quite considerable weight loss (although the aim of it was to shrink my liver and make the surgery easier) so I'm going to do that for a fortnight before joining KK on the 5:2 which I have done before and which did work very well, although at that time I was able to be considerably more active.

I've had my trip to the supermarket beginning with M, almost cleared them out of low fat and fat free yoghurts, and Monday morning will find me declaring war on my excess poundage! >:(  Then follows a fortnight of being allowed nothing other than 3 to 4 cups of tea a day with sweetener and a little milk, unlimited low fat and fat free yoghurts, and unlimited drinks made with either Bovril, stock cubes or no added sugar squash.  Fun it isn't, but hey, it's a whole lot easier than that first fortnight without fags so BRING IT ON!!! 8)
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Re: The Battle of the Bulge
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2015, 10:45:39 pm »
Oh my goodness that sounds tough Kat! But as you say, must be easier than the first 2 weeks of not smoking!! Best of luck xx
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Re: The Battle of the Bulge
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2015, 11:38:02 pm »
That sounds a bit brutal. Do you have to take vitamins with it? Are you allowed your 5 a day?
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2015, 12:00:52 am »
Yep, it is rather but it certainly works.  Yes, I have to take a good wide ranging supplement (the paperwork I was given last summer recommended the one beginning with C) so I shall be back on that while I'm doing it.
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Re: The Battle of the Bulge
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2015, 10:19:13 am »
Good luck Kat.  It certainly does sound tough. 
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Re: The Battle of the Bulge
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2015, 01:21:49 pm »
Good luck Kat , that sounds like torture to me !! x
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Re: The Battle of the Bulge
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2015, 02:51:45 pm »
Well done Kat for starting the ball rolling - that's the hardest part.
As you say - much easier than the first 2 weeks of trying to quit smoking!

I really need to lose some (after quit) weight myself, but it's not yet my time......
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Re: The Battle of the Bulge
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2015, 06:57:18 pm »
Good luck Kat  :D
I had some success on 5/2 diet but since being much more
physically active, and cutting out all snacking after 8pm I have somehow
reduced from almost 16 stone last summer, to 14st 1 this morning so it can
be done!!! X
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2015, 06:43:29 pm »
Crumbs, that's seriously impressive Maxwell!

Day 1 of the Bovril, stock cubes and yoghurt purgatory here, will be glad to get to the end of this week, by that point I've kind of got used to it and don't crave real food as much.
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2015, 02:41:22 pm »
I have left the door open for you to join me on the 5:2 in a couple of weeks.

Good luck and see you soon


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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2015, 04:19:48 pm »
Bless you, thanks KK  :)

Yesterday was pretty foul but I know in a few days I'll get used to it and stop craving "real food" so much.  Polished off three large pots of yoghurt, 2 mugs of Bovril, 1 of chicken stock and pints of no added sugar squash!

Just made my first Bovril of Day 2, time to distract myself with some online Scrabble.
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2015, 06:11:42 pm »
That's pretty impressive Kat! Keep it up!! Xx
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2015, 06:32:43 pm »
Thank you sweetpea xxx

I have to say, yours looks much more doable, and you're getting fabulous results (very impressed!) but with my activity level it needs to be something this drastic to have any effect.  Time for more yoghurt!
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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2015, 07:26:21 pm »
It's really hard when you're inactive! That's why I waited until I had fully recovered from my operations before even contemplating a diet!! You will get there xx
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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2015, 09:21:28 pm »
Day 3 and my body is reluctantly accepting that real food will NOT be forthcoming!  Not loving it but getting used to it and that's all I need to keep on going.  I WILL FIGHT THE FLAB!!!!! :ninja:
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