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Marathonmona's 8 week 800 calorie diet

Discussion in 'Low Calorie Diets' started by marathonmona, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. thepolly

    thepolly Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just treat it as the blip it is and don't think about it, just think about what you are doing from tomorrow. For a lot of people when they mess up they leap off the bandwagon as if it was on fire but really in any other part of life if you go a little bit astray it doesn't stop you keeping on, it's just weird with food.... one of my friends' says she is being 'good' which implies that other times she is just having a 'treat' even though it is far from a treat and is really the opposite. Is just about changing how you respond to briefly eating off plan :D
     
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    I have not tried the protein rolls yet but I will make a point of going into Lidl next week.
     
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    Peerless67 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @marathonmona, keep your eye on the prize, you have got this !!!
     
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  4. marathonmona

    marathonmona Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all for the lovely replies. They mean a lot. Thank you for my hug @Chook; I needed it.
    Weird isn't it, that stupid self-sabotage button.
    Am fasting tomorrow as I'm a bit full ha but not for too long.
    Tomorrow's another day.
     
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  5. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    @marathonmona - Here's another *hug* - you can do this, I know you can - if you can teach kids then you have a lot more patience than I've got and certainly more staying power.

    I hope your fast goes okay. I'm finding fasting a bit problematic while only eating 800 calories - I used (when low carbing) to be able to fast until dinner quite easily but at the moment can only manage until lunch time.

    I am away from home for the next couple of mornings so I decided to weigh myself this morning - and I'm down another pound - making it 1st 5lbs in total so far. I how have a target - I'm hoping for another 2lbs before the end of this ND because then I will have gone down in to another stone bracket (if you see what I mean).

    After mulling it over with Mr Chook (and bearing in mind a few social / family engagements coming up) I think I will have two weeks off at the end of the first eight weeks and then complete the remaining four weeks after that - just so long as I finish this side of Christmas.
     
  6. marathonmona

    marathonmona Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your hugs-much appreciated!

    I fasted til midday. I've had two slices of protein bread with Flora almond & coconut butter plus two tablespoons of Lloyd Grossman tomato and basil sauce topped with an avocado and some coriander. A lot of calories but nutritious and very filling.

    Yea, must keep my eyes on that lovely prize. I will just treat last week as a blip and carry on.

    Well done on that pound lost. Do you feel good? Yours sounds like a good plan. And being strict up to Christmas is a great idea. I know we don't have to go mad and change all our habits over the festive season but at least it gives us a little leeway.

    Xxx
     
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  7. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    That lunch sounds lovely - I've not heard of that butter before. I live in rural Yorkshire and things like that take a while to appear on our supermarket shelves.

    Do I feel good...... hmmmmm ...... I actually don't really feel any different. My joints are still creaking but that could be the change in the weather because my knees aren't so puffed up. I know I look different because people tell me so and I'm down one jeans size (from when I started ND) and a lot of the way down to the size under that - in fact I have some jeggings in that size which already fit but they are a bit corset like on me - in that they hold it all in but are a bit muffin-toppish so need to be worn with a loose fitting top.

    Luckily (or not so luckily depending on how you look at it) I actually have jeans in six different sizes .... although a lot of them aren't in fashion. At the moment I'm working my way back down through my skinny jeans with Ugg ankle boots phase - but I have a horrible feeling that the jeans of two sizes down on what I'm wearing now (which is my ultimate goal) are probably bootcut. Fingers crossed that bootcut comes back in to fashion this winter.... :) Sadly I waved goodbye to my favourite skirt 'fat day' the other day - it had a stretch waist which just starting sliding down to my knees every time I took a step - it was a bitter sweet parting of the ways. ;) ;)
     
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  8. marathonmona

    marathonmona Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Haha! That reminds me of my favourite Next top: a really well-cut top which used to hide a multitude of sins. I wore it the other day and I wouldn't say it looked hideous (I still wore it like) but it just didn't look right. The sleeves were too long and I kept dipping them in my coffee .
    I feel so much better. Everything is easier lol. I feel like a veritable supermodel when I get up out of bed in the morning. Shame I don't look like one .
     
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  9. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    You'll get there.... I'm not sure I'd want to be supermodel skinny... I've been a size 8 before (when I was around 30-32) and it really didn't suit me. Everyone kept telling me I was too thin and looked ill - but looking back I was just within the normal BMI range.

    Apart from losing the fat from around my pancreas and liver (and thereby having healthy golden years) I would like to fit in to a size 14 which (at 5ft6) was a good size for me.

    I love Next clothing - their jeans are usually a perfectly fit for me lengthwise. Another has If stone to go and I will fit in to my favourite Next top which is languishing in my wardrobe.
     
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    thepolly Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I can't do fashion, am one of those people that has clothes until they fall apart, regardless of what they look like :D
     
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  11. marathonmona

    marathonmona Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    All those little changes, bit by bit, every day, will add up won't they.
    I am 5ft 6 too.
    I weighed 10 stone in my early twenties and looked great. Have always been heavier since my first daughter in '96.
    I would love to get down to 12 stone which will maybe translate into a size 14...? We'll see.

    xx
     
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    marathonmona Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tomorrow morning's stats ain't gonna be pretty; I know that for sure

    So, I'm going to be calling in here every morning. With weight, FBG and maybe a little bit about my precious day.
    That will hopefully keep me on the straight and narrow.
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    Well Yes stay strong you have done a great effort. Hug from me
     
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  14. marathonmona

    marathonmona Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well. Here goes.
    FBG 7.2
    A weight gain of 2lbs. Not a surprise.

    I'll check in tomorrow morning.
     
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  15. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Big hug coming your way :)

    Isn't it annoying how a random chocolate bikkie or two can put 2 pounds on you. Wine does the same to me. I'm staying with (various) friends this week and I've got 'double trouble' - not only have we had to explain low carbing but then to add in calorie restriction - and, worse, that I'm more or less off the wine. Its been a challenge.
     
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  16. thepolly

    thepolly Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Friends will always be supportive when you tell them how important it is, I don't think I've had a drink for over a year. Bit of a cop out for me though as I'm really not bothered at all and boyfriend doesn't really drink either so not something I've felt I'm giving up or missing out on. You'll be grand!
    A hug from me too! Keep on with it and that 2lbs will be gone again before you know it. Am reading Fung's 'Complete Guide to Fasting' and one of the women's advice in there is to make lists of things to do whenever you feel munchy, should work the same with being tempted by things you really don't want to eat but have urges for.
     
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  17. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes, I agree - keeping busy is very useful - as is drinking a glass of water or chewing some sugar free gum.

    LOL - my friends are coping very well with the low carb thing and are actually being very supportive on the calorie restriction (because they understand the health implications) but they can't get their heads around the 'no wine' thing given the history we have all had together. I'll probably have a glass or two this evening though as we are having a sort of reunion of my group of friends from before I moved away to Yorkshire with Mr Chook. Some of them I haven't seen for 23 years so I'm really looking forward to it. Then tomorrow we'll move on to some different friends and then home on Wednesday and then we're off again to stay with my out laws next weekend.
     
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    marathonmona Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    FBG this morning was 5.2 and I've lost one of those pesky pounds.
    Yesterday wasn't perfect by all means but I feel so much better.
     
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    thepolly Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Chook oh have a great time, I'm sure you will x

    @marathonmona woohoo! Not perfect is pretty much life. So glad you feel better

    I saw the dr today and asked about possible support for fasting but she said the NHS probably doesn't support it although was happy to recommend IF but I'm doing that already as I mostly eat once a day. So I asked her if I might be a good study case for someone looking into fasting.... clutching at straws. The book says that even if you aren't on meds but are diabetic then you should be monitored. Also would be interesting to see what it's doing physically.

    The book also mentions a 27 year old Scottish man that fasted for over a year with no serious side effects in 1973 (he was 456 pounds and went down to 180 pounds). Would so love to get in touch with him but have no idea where to start.
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    I'm finally home and I've been very naughty food-wise today. Mr Chook says I ought to class it as an experiment.... :sorry::sorry::sorry:
     
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