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What's your weight loss today/this week?

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by chocoholicnomore, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. GraceK

    GraceK · Well-Known Member

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    I actually had my 2 sausage, 2 egg, beans and tomato brunch (I'm getting bored with it now but it keeps me going almost all day long) and afterwards I DID NOT FEEL TIRED. :D

    So I waited an hour and then I went shopping, walked all round the shopping centre, back and forward to the car, in and out of several shops and finally went to the supermarket. I could NEVER HAVE DONE THAT a few weeks ago, I'd have been hungry and dragging myself around the shops if I'd gone there at all. I noticed I could even carry a couple of bags of shopping, nothing too heavy but still I couldn't do that before, I would just feel like folding up and lying down and going to sleep on the floor.

    I still wasn't hungry when I got home so I pottered round and cleaned my kitchen! OMG I'm amazed at myself today. After that I made my tea and whereas I would normally be shaking and panicking and picking at food as I cooked, I was like those chefs on the telly who can cook a meal without salivating and eating half of it before it gets to the cooker!!! I can actually WAIT until it's cooked and then savour it. I'm also getting fuller quicker and noticing the signals earlier which before I was on Metformin and LCHF I just did not get. I would continue eating until I was stuffed and would feel FULL but STILL HUNGRY.

    So something is changing. And I've put some exercise in today. So tomorrow my bedroom is going to get a good going over.

    :D
     
  2. BioHaZarD

    BioHaZarD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I now fit in to a size smaller jeans, I now fit into my XL t shirts, can get rid ofmy XXL ones :D, yesterday everyone I saw commented how goodi look and how much weight I have lost, weighed myself and I have put on 2lbs, yet I am much slimmer and look thinner, weird huh? :lol:
     
  3. GraceK

    GraceK · Well-Known Member

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    Whhoooo hoooo Bio ... well done. It's great when you not only feel good yourself but when other people start noticing a difference. :)
     
  4. GraceK

    GraceK · Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't resist jumping on the scales again today, just to check that the 2lb I've lost recently is still gone. And yeeeeeeeeesss it's still not there!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    What's more - I weighed myself in the afternoon and I'm usually heavier in the afternoon ... but nope ... that 2lb is still not there! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Can't help laughing hysterically, I'm so chuffed. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  5. TUI

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    Well done, amazing how it makes you feel
     
  6. GraceK

    GraceK · Well-Known Member

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    Hee hee ... checked again this morning and it's still GONE! :lol: I'm not going to jump on the scales every morning now, I'm just going to continue eating my LCHP diet and maybe try the fasting thing for a couple of days a week if I feel I can do it. I'm reading The Diabetic Miracle by Diane Kress at the moment and it's very, very interesting.

    She's diabetic herself and a medical doctor and diabetic specialist. She outlines what she calls the 'normal' metabolism - Metabolism A - which releases correct amounts of insulin in response to carbs, and the diabetic metabolism - Metabolism B - which releases too much insulin in response to carbs. She also explains why the average weight loss diet sheet won't work for diabetics. There's a diet plan to follow which is LCHF based but I haven't got up to that part yet. But it's definitely a book worth having. :)
     
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    susanmanley · Well-Known Member

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    I am gladI am not the only nutter who gets over excited on the scales!!!
    Also I got out a load of clothes I wasn't able to wear [because TOO fat] and feel like I have a whole new wardrobe.
    Causing great amusement with hubby whe I jumped up and down and clapped!!!

    :) :) :lol: :lol: :D :D :) :)
     
  8. Mileana

    Mileana · Well-Known Member

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    That is good :D :clap: :clap:

    Good to hear from you again, Susan, and that you seem to be doing well?

    -M

    PS. The forum has been really slow today and I noticed you had double posted, probably because of that. I have removed the doubles to keep it tidy.
     
  9. Sever

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    i dont like to tell my weight but have lost around 11 pounds in 9 days since being iagosed
     
  10. GraceK

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    I haven't been out for over a week and today I went for a drive and a bit of a walk near a local boat mooring place. I was chuffed to find that the coat I haven't been able to fasten for months was not only fastenable today but there was room for manoeuvre too! I don't walk, I stroll, because it would be misrepresentation to call what I do 'walking', but at least I managed to get some exercise. But I am now absolutely knackered and feel like I've done a days hard labour! The tiredness is what I hate most about diabetes. But I'm glad my weight is shifting anyway.

    Onwards and upwards! :D
     
  11. GraceK

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    I've been diagnosed 7 weeks now, must admit I thought it was longer than that and I've been on the LCHF diet. I was beginning to think everyone on the forum was lying to me :wink: because I was being really strict with my carbs, basically completely cut out EVERY fast carb there is and yet I wasn't losing any weight. Then last week I got on the scales and found I'd lost 2lb. And today I've just got on the scales and I've lost another 2lb. So yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy! I am so happy it's now starting to come off.

    Other noticable benefits for me going LCHF are that my asthma and gastric problems have improved. I used to wake up wheezing most mornings but since LCHF that's not happening and I've rarely had to take my inhalers. When I went for a walk I had to use two trekking sticks to help me get along. I also was very uncomfortable when walking because of gastric problems and it felt like I was carrying a bag of bricks in my tummy. Horrible feeling. Since cutting out the carbs that has not completely gone, but it is getting better. I really don't feel as bloated and gassy as I did before.

    So putting two and two together, the gastric problems I've had for many years and the severe allergic reactions I've had over the past few years, I think my body has been screaming WHEAT ALLERGY to me for years.

    On the LCHF diet I have never felt so well in the digestion department and I'm amazed at the change. However, I'm still very tired and tire very easily after exercise and I've been recalled to hospital this week because the results of a uterine biopsy have shown something up which they wouldn't tell me about over the phone, but the consultant sort of prepared me for the possibility of a hysterectomy when I saw her two weeks ago for the biopsy. But I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. For now I'm concentrating on getting my diet right. :)
     
  12. Mileana

    Mileana · Well-Known Member

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    Gratz on the continued weight loss. :thumbup: :clap: :clap:

    I had a hysterectomy done 18 months ago due to tumors. I was scared - what about pain, what about sexual functions (I'm in my early 30s), what about this and that. It was a rough first week, but then after a couple more weeks, I felt better than ever, really.

    Good luck with it all.
     
  13. Mileana

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    Weight, hmm - it's not been my main focus lately, I must admit. Started work again, having had hypos that needed treating etc etc - alas, all good intentions, eh?

    However, much to my amazement, jumping on the scales this morning I saw that another 2lbs have come off, where they went noone knows - probably into the night panics during hypo's lol. Anyhow, what's even better is I got out the measuring tape again - another inch off my waist + my hips, and a centimeter gone off my neck again.

    People keep commenting now I look slimmer, better... Oh dear... I kept saying ah, that's just the clothes, but it turns out they were right then after all - some things are definately shifting around if nothing else, and I keep being amazed I have hip bones, and collar bones, and muscles that flex under my skin - the only real downside is my rings are too big, and it's expensive to try and keep clothes on my old body. That and the excess skin, heh.
     
  14. xyzzy

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    Well done Mileana :clap: :clap:

    I have lost just one pound this week but a very important one as I now weigh 12st 13lbs and am dead chuffed :)
     
  15. GraceK

    GraceK · Well-Known Member

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    Awww thanks Mileana ... and I'm sorry to hear about your hysterectomy, that must have been a tough thing to go through for you but I'm really glad you feel better for it. I hear that from so many women. But I'm getting on for 60 (can't believe I'm that old :shock: ) and I honestly don't think I could cope with a major op now. I had a Caesarean Section 33 years ago, you'd think I'd have forgotten that by now but honest to God, the aftermath was so awful that the thought of going through a major op again just gives me the shakes. The Consultant told me today the results of the biopsy showed up some abnormal cells which are not quite in the pre-cancerous category but could go that way without treatment. So my options are a hysterectomy or hormone treatment and another hysteroscopy in 4 months time to see how it's going. So I've opted for the latter and am hoping it works. I feel much better just knowing what's going on, having hysteroscopies and waiting for biopsy results was driving me nuts. At least now I can get on with some treatment.

    I dunno ... women's bodies are such complex things :roll:
     
  16. Mileana

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    Waiting for biopsy results is a pain in the backside - I know... All the questions. Glad you can have treatment for it which is gentler on your body, hopefully. It is a big operation indeed. I guess for me the main thing that made everything okay in the end was to be able to walk again. I was unable to walk more than 50 yards before the operation and a week after, I walked a kilometer first time again. Nerves to my left leg had been pinched - was unable to control it, and took loads of brain power to try. For me it was like having my life back - had an application in for a disabled persons moped and everything, so I guess the reward was worth it - now I can walk 8 miles easy and lose weight and work and live!

    Good luck with it all - thinking of you.
     
  17. TUI

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    11 st 7lbs today, total loss 3st 6 lbs, never thought I'd see that weight again or a size 16. I went through my wardobe at the weekend and found I didn't have one skirt I could wear that didn't fall down. The charity shop has benefited, I am thrilled but hubby not so happy that he has now to shell out for a new winter wardrobe
     
  18. Mileana

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    Haha, all too familiar with that problem apart from the bit where hubby pays. Don't suppose you'll lend me yours?

    I find that some bits are alright to get from charities - especially while I am still losing weight, I simply cannot afford a new wardrobe every 2-3 months.

    Well done on the weight loss! :clap:
     
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    I had really plateaued with weight loss, stuck at the same weight for 2 weeks so now I am trying to have one non meat meal a day to try and reduce the amount of protein I eat. So for lunches I am either having cheese or avocado salad. I have also cut out my naughty snack of unsweetened peanut butter. I couldn't stop at one spoonful and peanuts have a lot of protein and carbs. Anyway, so far it seems to be working 1/4 lb off yesterday and again today, so I'm back to losing - yeah!
     
  20. GraceK

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    Just jumped on the scales this morning and I've lost another 2lb. I'm not sure if I've lost that in a week or more than a week cos I try not to get on the scales every day or even every week in case I get disheartened. But I do know when I've lost some weight because I can feel the difference in my clothes fitting and when I'm walking. So that's about 8-9lb altogether since beginning of August on LCHF and Metformin. Can't help wishing I was losing a bit faster though. :)
     
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