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Hi all

I really need some words of encouragement...my hubby just keeps telling me it will be fine but I know it wont. I have my next weight in on Wednesday afternoon and I'm absolutely dreading it. I lost 9lb at my last weight in (a stone in total) as i was really good but since new year its all gone down hill. I was out Fri night for my dinner and had steak and chips then ended up having a chinese on Sat night (chicken chow mein) and then last night I went to the local carvery with the girls and had a full roast dinner. I've not stopped taking the tablets so I'm hoping they've worked...surprisingly the side effects havent been that bad which is confusing me! Actually, I think if the side effects were more unpleasant I probably wouldn't have continued to be so bad. Hopefully my other saving grace might be that I went to the gym 4 times last week and once today..each time I've burt between 250-300

I'm feeling terrible and seriously thinking about cancelling the weight in on Wednesday, as there is no way I've lost weight. I feel so dissapointed on myself....like I've ruined everything!

Any words of wisdom would be welcomed...

Kazz. x x x x[/b]

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    hey kazz,

    im feeling kinda the same.

    i did great with my first weigh in but i know that the next one is looming very soon and ive been terrible at keeping up with the gym and ive been caving with my sweet thing craving.

    id say go to your weigh in. i guess we all got to face up to things when we know we've not gone about things the right way and mebbe the doc will have some other tips for you to use? or mebbe you will be really surprised and still have lost weight!

    we're here for you anyway and cheering you on lots.

    best of luck!

    Pen

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    Hi There!

    I've fallen off the wagon myself on many occasions, and it's always best to face the music, you may be pleasantly surprised, so please go to your weigh in, even if you've put a little weight on, at least it will be a step towards knowing how your body works with the tablets, and what you can eat without side effects.

    I thought I'd been awful this week, had some sweet things and couldn't leave the chocolate alone, though wasn't bingeing on it like I used to. I got weighed and I'd lost 3 and a half pounds this week, so take heart, face the scales and if it's bad news, it's over and in the past, and its a new start then isn't it?

    Hope this helps

    Good Luck

    Gill

    xxx

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    Hi Kazz,

    I agree with Gill - we all fall off the wagon and what with Christmas and New Year we are only human and need a treat - at least when you where out eating you managed to eat fairly healthily.

    I was good all over the holidays and then came back to work and people brought in their chocs from home so they didn't have the temptations at home and what did I do - couldn't resit the temptation and had loads of chocs - this week I'm trying to get back on it as my weigh in is next Monday and just like you I'm dreading it and I haven't been exercising like you have so I'm doubly dreading it - but I've also been on them since May and think I've come to know them pretty well and don't fear the orange oil as much as I used to, think I'm getting a bit blase with them and challenging them all the time with the food I eat.

    I'm considering coming off them for a month to see if I can loose weight myself and if I don't I'm hoping the nurse will let me have them again.

    I don't really want to have to rely on them for all my weight loss and I've lost 2 stone since being on them so can't complain, people have noticed the changes and that's always nice.

    i think i might have got a little depressed on them as I would loved to have lost more weight but then to do that I'd need to more active than I am and I can't seem to get myself motivated when it comes to exercise.

    Also I don't write down my food anymore and that always helped before so I might start that again - I know i need that little kick start that i had at the beginning and then I will be back on track - also think I'm seasonally affected as I hate the winter and can't wait for the lighter nights to come.

    Sorry for the long post - just think I needed to get things off my chest and down on paper so to speak.

    Think I've just motivated myself by putting my thoughts down - these thought were always in my head but it's not until you see them in writing and read it back that you realise that all along the answers were there!!.

    Take care everyone

    Jane

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    Thanks for the engouragement, I was really needing it. I think you are all right, supposing its bad news, I'll just need to get myself together and put it behind me. I'll update you all on Wendesday evening, keep ypur fingers crossed for me.

    Kazz.x

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    i fell off the wagon and had a maconalds yesterday. i had chicken deli instead of my usual burger,half my chips and a tropicana instead of coke,its still laden with fat but im trying! dont beat yourself up about it!

    shaz

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    Hi all

    Well I went to the docs this afternoon and wish I hadn't as I've put on 4lb...I'm absolutely gutted. I thought I might have stayed the same I've been working out really hard at the gym. Trying not to be too disheartened, will just need get back on track. Just keep trying to tell myself I've lost 10lb so far so its better than nothing!

    I'm visiting the nurse at my GP surgery and because the appointments are very limited, I am only able to visit once a month - are you's the same? I just feel that getting weighed once a month isn't enough as I'm missng the encouragement of seeing the pounds come off. I asked to make it once a fortnight but the nurse said no as her appointment are very few and far between.

    I'm really struggling just now - need a kick up the bum!

    Kazz. x x x

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    Hi Kazz,

    I go once a month to the nurse and I think that's enough for me - I get weighed every monday morning at home and now know the difference between the 2 sets of scales so can tell if I've lost or not. I do keep the scales out of sight in the airing cupboard otherwise I would be jumping on them every day.

    Good luck in getting the 4lbs and more off this month - got my weigh in on Monday so will let you all know how much I've put on!!!

    Jane

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    Hi everyone,

    Started taking these this week. Felt a bit worried as GP said if I don`t lose enough in first month then they will stop them! Didn`t say how much I needed to lose though! Anyone got any idea what is an acceptable loss for the first month? I`m almost afraid to eat anything in case I don`t lose enough.

    Help Linda

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    Jane - I'll keep my fingers crossed for you....I'm sure you'll do great. Keep me posted.

    Linda - the amount of weight loss is very reasonable...I cant remember the exact amount but I'm sure the doc said something like 5% of your weight over 3 months. I worked out that it was only 4lb a month for me and I've got a good 8 stone to lose. Dont stress about it, simply eat a low fat diet and you'll be fine. Its very much trial and error with your food. If you push the boundaries and eat something high in fat, the tablets will kick in and you will know not to eat it again. I remember a few weeks ago thinking 2 slices of low fat pizza and salad wouldn't do any harm and trust me, I haven't even been tempted to eat pizza again. However, I do treat myself to a bit of Cadburys chocolate once and week and the side effects aren't that bad. What works for me may not work for you and visa vera...you might be fine with low fat pizza but your body wont tollerate the chocolate. The tablets are not a wonder drug and you cant eat whatever you like and expect the tablets to do all the work (I learnt that last week).

    Give it a go...just dont eat anything high in fat.

    Let me know how you go. Take care.x

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