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Giving up and not giving up

In Uncategorized on October 2, 2008 at 1:04 pm

I haven’t posted here for more than a week and a lot has happened in the interim.  Well, when I say a lot, I’ve given up on Lipotrim and am back in the bosoms of Weightwatchers once again.   Happy am I. 

Having started on Monday morning, I gave up on Lipotrim the next evening, Tuesday night.  After trying the Chicken Soup flavoured shake – it was vile – I went to take care of some work related matters and when I came back I had a ham sandwich.  

That was that.   The next night, I came from Bantry to Macroom to weigh in at Weightwatchers.  I had lost all of two pounds for my two days of starvation.   

A week passed.  I repaired my bike and went for a couple of cycles.  I managed to stay away from alcohol almost completely and cut out the late night snacking as well as the midday chocolate and crisps.  

And when I weighed myself on Wednesday at WW, I was down 1.5 pounds.   That’s me down to 20 stone five and a half pounds.   Another six pounds and I’m under the twenty mark.  That will be a start and it’s a worthwhile target for the next fortnight….

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Day one

In Uncategorized on September 22, 2008 at 8:51 pm

I’m hungry – but not hungry enough to eat a Lipotrim flapjack.  I tried one earlier and I have to say that I can’t remember tasting anything more vile.  The flapjacks are an alternative to the shakes – instead of one shake, you can have two flapjacks.  It’s not a deal I’ll go for again. 

Because I’m taking in water at a rate of two or three litres today, I appear to have put on weight.  However that’s a temporary phenomenon and as my body gets into the routine more completely later on this week, that too will pass. 

The great problem with this all or nothing approach, at present, is the way in which every sight, sound, smell of food reminds me that I’m only one bite away from breaking the spell.

I have been tempted throughout the day – but I’ve remained steadfast.  

Day one down, two days to go until the ketones start flowing.

The first sip is the hardest…

In Uncategorized on September 22, 2008 at 8:06 am

So I’ve started.  It took a while to get out of bed this morning, precisely because I knew as soon as I arose that I would be facing into my new challenge. 

I cleaned the shaker in which this dieter’s brew is mixed and then filled it with the 450ml of water required for the mix.  I added the mix – the strawberry flavour – and shook it until it appeared completely mixed. 

It took three swallows to empty the container – approximately one pint.  Not too bad.  But then again it’s not a pint of perfect ale….

Anyhow, it’s started.   And that’s the important bit.