Lost 7.6 pounds in 4 days!!

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Lost 7.6 pounds in 4 days!!

Post  Pookykat on Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:12 pm

Reporting my early progress:

This is my first time on the 5BD. I started on Wednesday, July 11 at 216.6 pounds.
I weighed in this morning, Sunday, July 15 at 209 pounds.

7.6 pounds GONE!

So exciting!

I drink a TON of water (actually, water with lemon juice and stevia to make a very low calorie lemonade). I start my day with about 40 oz of it, and continue to drink it all day.

I've been sticking - strictly - to the 5 bites at lunch and 5 at dinner. On my first day and then again yesterday, I had one extra bite of protein as a snack. Once mid-afternoon, once later at night. This week I'd like to start adding exercise if I feel up to it (I had to start some new medication for something that's making me feel not-so-great).

The hunger is challenging, but doable. There have been moments now, past the first three days, where it's non-existent, or where I can feel real hunger vs. empty/emotionally want to eat. I only feed the hunger part.

I use all kinds of things to keep my motivation going: a size 12 pair of jeans I want to wear on a trip at the beginning of September (I haven't been able to wear them in 11 years, and they were tight then; I wear a size 16 now, but they are from Old Navy, and I know those run big. The size 12's are less vanity-sized, I think); reading about others' experiences and weight loss; imagining a different life for myself, the other clothes I can wear, the things I can do as a normal size person that I hesitate doing now, because I'm fat.

At the moment, SO willing to do whatever it takes to get there! I hope I can keep going, that I don't give in to emotional eating, that I don't lose steam and ambition and motivation and willingness.

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Re: Lost 7.6 pounds in 4 days!!

Post  kimikat3 on Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:08 am

Ohhh friend!!! You are on the RIGHT track!you and I are almost mirror images in weight.i lost about the same amount my first week as well! Congrats! It's an awesome accomplishment! Stick to it! I Unfortunatly fell off my wagon around week 3. I haven't gained all of my weight back though. I'm starting back on my journey tomorrow!!! Wink
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Post  Pookykat on Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:48 pm

Hi kimikat,

How did it go, getting started again? I think it's so, so amazing that you can be off this diet and not gain all of the weight back. That, to me, speaks volumes about what we're doing here! As in... it's worth it, and can really work long term! Congratulations! Keep going!

Hang in there... you know those first few days are awful... remembering them is sometimes the only thing that keeps me going!! And maybe take those days off as a source of information/learning, you know?

I've been strict on my bites, still, and after 6 days, I'm now down 7.8 pounds. I'm excited, but as I said in my journal entry, not so psyched about the side effect of losing a lot of weight quickly = not-so-tight-skin. Starting to obsess over THAT. Ugh. Need to get back to the weight training...

I'm also annoyed that I'm having more hunger problems than I thought I would. Mostly mornings. Once I eat, I'm ok, and can really get a sense that my stomach is shrinking, but it's getting hard to not eat breakfast.

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Re: Lost 7.6 pounds in 4 days!!

Post  ElleBella on Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:40 pm

Yay for both of you.. Missed you Kimkat.. glad you are coming back honey.. I am working my way back also.. have been here but losing nothing.. Hugs
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Re: Lost 7.6 pounds in 4 days!!

Post  Pookykat on Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:30 pm

Frustrating, not losing anything. Really admire your willingness to be here, even with the medical struggles. It inspires me, as I'm going through a bunch of my own. Battling elevated prolactin levels, which can make it hard to lose weight; all your body wants to do is hold onto it or gain. And, as I just found out over the past few days, I don't tolerate the meds for it. AT ALL. I am hoping this does not mean surgery...

Stay with us! Those 30 days will go by...

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Re: Lost 7.6 pounds in 4 days!!

Post  ElleBella on Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:41 am

I just read up a bit on what you have.. you poor thing.. no wonder you have had a bad time.. Hugs.. I believe you can over come this.. if you have overcome cancer like me.. you so know you can do this.. Great Job!!
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Re: Lost 7.6 pounds in 4 days!!

Post  Pookykat on Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:09 pm

Wow, that means so much that you would take the time to read up on (one of) my medical conditions. Thank you so much for the support! I do understand how much energy gets sucked out of you to deal with this... one foot in front of the other, yes?

We can do this!!!

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