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Today is my first day on the CS diet so I thought I would spend a bit of time on the forum looking for inspiration. While I'm here, I shall introduce myself!
I'm a single mum to Matthew, 6, and am currently studying at uni. Bit of a late bloomer at age 40!
I think I have been in complete denial about my increasing weight for years. Because I always buy loose fitting and baggy clothes it seems to have almost 'crept up' on me without me noticing. Not to mention that the shop sizes come up small eh? (yeah I've been telling myself that for ages!)
Well just this past week I took my son to Disneyland Paris. He has been dreaming about going for ages and I've scrimped and saved to take him and it should have been amazing.
For him it was. For me it was absolutely awful.
I chose the week where the temperature was horribly high which made so uncomfortable. I had the lot. Chaffing thighs, swollen ankles, very, very sore feet and it was just too much for me.
The worst thing was though that when I went to take my son on one of the rides, he couldn't go because the safety bar wouldn't close around me. OMG the total and absolute humiliation.
So. I decided there and then that enough is enough. It's only food for god's sake. I need to starting eating to live and not living to eat. If I don't then my son is missing out on having a mum he can play with, go swimming with, run around with.
So here and now I promise that I will give this my best shot. I know I will have ups and downs and I know that it won't be easy but I am hoping with support from the forum I will prevail.
Now I just need to figure out how to get a weight ticker!
Thank you all for reading and good luck to all!
1st target - lose 1st
2nd target - get under 16 st
Woke up this morning thinking something must have crawled into my mouth and died! When you consider that I was presented by two dead birds at the bottom of my bed from my cats on my return from Disney, it's no surprise that I was cursing sleeping with my mouth open!!
Needless to say the cats are completely innocent and it's the diet. Brushing my teeth sharpish soon sorted that problem. The headache however is not so easily neutralised! Still, I've taken some painkillers with my morning 'breakfast' and will just try and keep busy.
Despite feeling like the living dead today though, I have to say that I am quite chuffed with myself for getting through day 1. I'm incredibly stubborn, often referred to as being mule-like (!), so I am hoping that will see me through day 2. And mules can munch on carrots can't they?
Yay lady C. One day down..and another in progress.
I also have that manky taste in my mouth.
Your reasons for wanting to loose weight are so poignant. We only get one little short twist with our kiddies huh?
I'm day 4 today. Feel ok right now, clothes a little looser this morning. But have to beware, those cravings will prob nibble on my ass later (lol).
I too need the forums for support..
Have a good day.
Well, I managed to get though day 2 (!). Still have a constant dull headache but from reading the forum, I understand that this is normal, and I feel sluggish.
I decided to have a quick look at the scales this morning and was chuffed to see a loss of 4 lbs! I made sure I wore the same clothes and weighed myself in the same place to get an accurate reading... or so I thought.
The scales seemed to be having a bit of a promblem deciding if i was 16.8 or 16.7 so I decided to take them downstairs and weigh myself in the kitchen.
OMFG I'm now really, really, wishing I hadn't. I would appear that I am in fact a stone and a half heavier than I thought I was!!! 18.3st!!
Now I know that I have still had a loss, as both previous times were sames clothes, same place, same time of day etc but still. I am absolutely GUTTED to realised that I am sooo much heavier than I thought I was and, to be honest, I'm struggling today. I'm a comfort eater you see and all I want to do know is reach for a donught.
Gonna be a tough day methinks.
HI Lady C,
I'm confused. When you were on the scales upstairs did it say you were around 16 and half stone and then when you took it downstairs dis it read 18st something??
Sounds like the scales is faulty one way or other. No?
Why don't you get a new one and keep it in one spot, or weigh yourself at your chemist?
Don't loose heart. Whatever you weigh, 16...18 stones...it doesn't matter...you're on the right track now and you're not going to be this weight again.
Go and weigh yourself somewhere you know the scales works. And stick with tht scales.
Don't cave in because your're disappointed. Think of the next holiday with your little man...and how much energy you'll have...and how he'll have memories of his mum joining in with him.
Hang in there.
I know its weird as Im nearly a stone heavier if i weigh myself downstairs!! have ww scales that were expensive and good so i just weigh myself (only the once a week, with the help of my fiance hididng the scales till weigh day!) upstairs in the bathroom and just stick with that so that i know exactly how much i lose each week!
i seem to be similar to yrself im 42 in july and also started this diet last tuesday weighing 18.2, i had my first weigh in today and lost 8 lbs so plzed.
This is my second attempt at celeb slim i lost 2 1/2 stone in 2010 that took me 16 weeks but unfortunatly i put it all back on, but this time im not gona give up untill i reach my goal of 13 stone.
This has to be the best diet i have ever tried and i have done them all, if you stick to it it really does work, and compared to other diets this really does show quick results, i lost 7 inches off my waist, a total of 21 inches all over my body and that was from only loosing 2 1/2 stone, the low carbs really is what makes this diet great, i found in the second week my stomach started to feel alot flatter and i have a big jelly belly lol.
I know alot of people say this but.. if i can do this diet and loose weight any1 can, i have struggled for a good 20 yrs with being overweight.
just remember that after about 3-4 days yr body starts to go into fat burning mode as yr stores of carbs are used up so just baring with it and getting past the first few days you should start to feel less hungry and mayb like myself feel the difference in yr face, my face always looses it first my double chin starts to feel tighter lol.
anyway if you want to ask anything i will try to help, or if you just want to have a moan lol.
Thank you all for your replies! Yes you did indeed read right, my scales were showing me 1.5stone lighter when I weighed myself in my bedroom than downstairs. Shocking to say the least! They are expensive scales though, Tanita body fat monitor ones, so I know it's not the scales so I will just have to accept that I'm even more overweight than I thought
I decided, as I felt so low after 'scale-gate' that I would go to a friends house for the day yesterday to remove myself from temptation. It worked and, I'm very proud to say, I got through the day.
Woke up this morning feeling a lot less hungry and 'flu' like. My son has gone to his friend's house so I'm home alone....eeek!
I have a feeling the house will be much cleaner when he get's home because I'll need to keep busy to avoid temptation!
I'm really finding as well that coming on here every day and just updating is helping me focus. Hopefully in a few weeks time I will be able to read back to where it all started and it will motivate me to never give up.
I've also decided to start a 'new wardrobe' fund so that WHEN I get slim, I will be able to enjoy some guilt free shopping!
Good luck to all!! xx
To be honest, never thought I would get even this far so feeling quite chuffed with myself today!
Was making my son's breakfast this morning and looked at it and thought god how much would I love a bit of that! But then, a very strange thing happened!, I actually asked myself if I was hungry or if I just wanted it and the answer was no, I wasn't hungry, so I didn't give in.
Don't think I've ever, ever, asked myself if I'm actually hungry before eating something! mmmmmm
Well done ladychatterly!!
Its a really good feeling when you can overcome something that has just become a habit like that, i know that with my sons, id always pick at a bit of their toast or sandwich as i was making it and it wasnt even registering thats what was happening, wasnt until i started doing this that i became so aware of just what i was eating!
I found the first week hard, not in the fact that it was a new diet and cutting out the foods, just that it seemed to drag so much and i was dying to know what i had lost, luckily i lost 8lbs in the first week which i found to be a real boost.
My youngest is 8 months and iv been trying to lose weight since he was 3 months old but only managed a 2lb weight lose then a 3lb weight gain the week after, again and again!!
Im now in my 5th week and am less than what i was (only by 4lbs) before i was pregnant so its been a real boost to my self confidence!
Keep up the good work and stay positive
Ang you have done amazingly well! If I can stick to it even as long as you have I'll be really pleased!
Woke up today feeling ok. It's not the hunger or cravings that are getting me today, it's the boredom!
Never mind, just reading back to the start of my diary is helping. Will try and keep it up daily for the first couple of weeks then maybe weekly after that.
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