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Celebrating My Lifestyle Change

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by RosieMaxwell, May 7, 2020.

  1. RosieMaxwell

    RosieMaxwell Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    100%/ Especially for me - a one-time yo yo dieter determined to be more stable this time around.
     
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    copilost Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    it's a game changer. both in a health sense and a psychological sense. that isn't x kg you've lost that's x kg that's gone for ever. anyone who's struggled with weight management will understand quite how powerful that is.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    An old cliche but true all the same..

    "Marathon not a sprint"
     
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    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant Rosie, well done! Your experience with how low carb is a better type of diet is not unusual, and highlights how bizarre and even cruel the current official obsession with "Eat less, Move more" low fat high carb can be. Glad you discovered low carb and this forum! :)
     
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    RosieMaxwell Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Now that Boris is launching all these policies against obesity I feel it will only get worse. Already seeing that they’re going to be “prescribing” weight watchers to people ‍♀️
     
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    RosieMaxwell Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    4 week weigh in day! Another 4.8kg down. That takes me to 37.7kg lost in total.

    Feels like I’m CRAWLING towards first target loss of 50kg but hey, at least I’m moving!

    Had a blood test yesterday also that I’m weirdly nervous about. It was mainly to check for vitamin deficiencies bc I am losing a lot of hair on this diet.

    But should also be getting HbA1c results in the next couple of days and that’s what I’m really nervous about.
     
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    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Are you getting adequate protein? Just a thought... (I take multi-vitamins and minerals)
     
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    RosieMaxwell Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thank for sharing this. I hope it’s just part of the loss and will resolve itself when I stop. But doc seemed to want to rule things out and I wasn’t going to object. He seems like a really nice doc actually - hope I always see him!
     
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    RosieMaxwell Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I think so? I basically eat a portion of meat and a portion of veg for each meal (lunch and dinner). In between I snack on pork puffs or salami if anything. So it’s all primarily protein...

    Started taking multi vitamins a couple of weeks ago but haven’t noticed any change yet.
     
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    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    I had hair loss after huge weight loss. It did panic me a bit, as I have thick wavy hair.
    It did grow back..
     
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    RosieMaxwell Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    This is encouraging. Paws crossed I have the same experience as you!
     
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    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like adequate protein. Well done on the great weight loss! :)
     
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    RosieMaxwell Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Latest 4 week weigh in. 4.5kg down - taking my total to 42.2kg lost.

    I can see a slight slowing down of the rate of loss. From over 5.5kg a month to now 4.5kg a month. Still it’s going pretty well - and to be honest I ate pretty badly over the last week due to stress. (If you’ve read my posts on other threads, my parents were both hospitalised with COVID.)

    I’m hopeful of hitting a 50kg weight loss by November. That’s the first goal and it’s approx 7.8kg away (though getting to 49kg will take me into the healthy BMI category so that will be something to celebrate too.)
     
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    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear about your parents being hospitalised with COVID. Congratulations on continuing to lose weight, though, and for essentially sticking with the diet!
     
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    RosieMaxwell Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @pdmjoker - appreciate your words on my parents' recovery and the encouragement on my weight loss!
     
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    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nearly 50 kg?!
    Thats nearly a whole person. !!!!
    Well done
     
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    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome. :) Glad that you are making progress.
    Mutual support is really why this community exists...
     
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    RosieMaxwell Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    :D thank you!
     
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    RosieMaxwell Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, missed my monthly update last week as I hit a bit of a stall. Weigh in today shows 4.7kg lost but over 5 weeks not 4. That brings total lost to 46.9kg.

    I don’t know why but the slowdown seems REALLY annoying even though obviously - what difference does a week really make? I’m pretty close to goal 1: 50kg loss which will take me to a healthy weight. Still hoping beyond hope that my next update at the 3 week mark - Nov 12th - will have me there.

    To anyone else out there on a weight loss journey or having got through one - I know plateaus happen! Slowdowns happen! I wish I knew how to not be so disappointed by them. Any words of wisdom?
     
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