Thursday, 21 February 2008

Day 6 (x2)

[Me in the jeans that won't now do up (in Ireland in October)!!! The shame of it....]

Hey - I managed to put my eating of chicken behind me and didn't have my third pack to partially compensate so last night was not too bad. I've just been to training with the luscious Huw and all is back being right with the world. Actually, I felt as though I didn't have much juice in the tank today which is probably understandable as I'm on the packs but I took it slowly and worked pretty hard. I can see that I look slimmer already. there is that slightly "empty" look about my flesh. Hard to explain but unmistakable.

In the pub last night, I met a woman who goes out occasionally but who I haven't seen for a while. She lost 6 1/2 stone on Slimming World a couple of years ago and has now put it all back on again, or very nearly. I didn't know her before but remember seeing her in SW classes back in the day as we started on the same day and when I fizzled out after a few weeks she kept going so that, several months later, when I tried again, she was there, stones lighter. I remember at the time feeling desperate and envious. How come she can do it and I can't??

Well, now, unhappily for Tracey, the shoe is on the other foot and I felt very sorry for it. She is battling with the weight and has obviously stabilised over the last few months but can't seem to start anything properly. She tried LL but only managed 3 weeks. It really made me appreciate how far I have come.

All that wittering about will I/won't I start back on the packs? Am I over-reacting? Well, the answer is no! I'm not risking going back there and making all my hard work go to waste. I am going to be one of the few who becomes a longterm slim woman, even if I have to do packs every now and then (although I hope it doesn't come to that!).

Something else stiffened my resolve last night too. Before I went out I was feeling a bit thinner (you know how it goes) so thought I'd try on my size 12 jeans. The ones that made me cry when I could get into them in Next. Well - I can't do them up. Not even after nearly a week on the packs. I was kidding myself about how much I had gained in January. The jeans fitted me fine in October in Ireland, slightly tight but perfectly ok to wear I could even wear them in the run up to Christmas. Now, they wouldn't meet over my belly!! Keep at it Les - no more wavering and thinking that everything is fine....that is just a slippery slope.

In the great scheme of things, everything is fine, I do look fine, but I'm determined not to get any bigger and need to get back down there before it's not fine any more.

Finally - Mrs L posted a link about a hypnotist from Celebrity Fit Club (which I have never seen). She's called Marisa Peer and I think she was the one from Super Skinny - Super Size (or whatever it is called) the other night (Peridot was asking about it). She seemed pretty good on that. On her website she's advertising a series of seminars she's giving this spring. I enquired and am told that a half day seminar costs £250! Or £190 if more than one of you book together. I'm half interested in the one in Manchester on 22 March (I will have done packs for 4 weeks and will be desperate to go back to food by then) and wondered if anyone else might be interested? I can't make the London one but could probably do Newcastle if anyone would prefer that? Just a thought.

Happy dieting all.


beth said...

Hi lesley -- I actually emailed marisa myself, asking about prices. It's £200 for a 90-minute session on one's own, and you get a CD and she says one is usually enough. So I'm wondering if there's a benefit to doing the half day seminar versus that when the prices are not vastly different?? What are your thoughts? I'd be up for doing a seminar, although I can't make the March 22 one.

Sandra said...

Lesley - it looks like you're living in a winter wonderland at the moment! In Essex/London we've had very little winter this year.

I have to admit I was considering checking out CD after you mentioned it. I stopped going to WW as the meeting I went to was really busy and she started before everyone was weighed and also wasn't very charismatic. I planned to find a lunchtime meeting but changed my mind and decided to keep the money and do it myself. I thought I'd try it dietgirl style but I need the weekly check of a weigh in to stay on the straight and narrow. Rebellious child always seems to win!

Anyway, I'm holding off for the minute. There are too many food oriented events happening and I personally found that the worst thing on LL - I'm quite a social person and either not eating with others or making up a soup just never felt right.

I bought some of the CD bars once off someone on a forum who had stopped. I didn't like them at all. Let me know what the tetras are like. I might have a go in late March or April.

I was also going to say that the chicken isn't necessarily a bad thing on CD. After all there are other options like 790 instead of just SS. Personally I was thinking if I did it I'd want to try one of the plans where I could eat something as I'm not sure I could SS again.

I don't think there is any problem with going back to abstinence a second time to finish the job off. My own personal concern is not to become one of those people who seem to be on and off the packs all the time. When I was researching LL before I started I found a few people like that and it seems like a miserable existence.

Anyway - good luck. There is an article about Marisa in the latest Elle magazine.

Anonymous said...

Hello Lesley, just to say I think you're going great guns, and hang on in there. I'm on the second week of trying to eat management style (with the odd bit of this and that here and there) - have really ramped up the exercise which helps - and - inspired by you, have been making headway into running for the first time in my life.

I love the pictures of Shelagh's in-laws by the way!

SoonBeSlim... It's True! said...

Hi Lesley,

you look fab! and still keping at the exercise.

As you know I have been away for a while, but time to get my now bigger butt back onto a saddle which will fit.

I watched the superskinny thing this week, and also considered Marisa. Am afraid money too tight at moment to join you at a seminar, but will watch all of you with interest to see how you get on.

The clothes not fitting thing can happen so fast. I sadly have had to purchase bigger sizes as no amount of squeeze will get me back in them.

Keep plugging away, and don't let it get any worse.

Take Care,

Sam xx