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Old 10-06-2010, 09:29
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Well firstly I hope that I'm doing this right... I'm not actually sure if I've stared a Diary or not?!
Have read so many things on here and yet none of them actually tell you how you start the diary (ie what you click or do) so I'm posting a new thread and hoping that's what I'm supposed to do..

So I'm not on Day 3 of my Cohen's program and so far I'm feeling amazing!!
Very very happy lady!! I have such a long way to go, but hey, I've started and that's what matters right?!

First day I had a headache, but to be honest I don't think that was Cohen's related, I think that I hurt my neck when I was sleeping. Went to the Chiro yesterday and had it fixed which has been great.

I'm excited about the journey ahead and meeting some great people via this forum, it's already been such a huge source of inspriration.

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Old 10-06-2010, 10:17
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Hi Daisychain - what a lovely Diary name, check out the stickies at the top of the pages, they tell you what you need to know, but you're off to a great start, think the next step is a New Diary request.

Day three was when it all really clicked for me! Wishing you well!!!
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:26
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Hello Daisychain and welcome!

You've started your new diary just right. What you need to do now is read this thread which tells you what to do next:
Are you waiting for Diary Approval? - New You Forums


Glad to hear you are going well so far. You'll meet lots of great people here who are all doing the same thing and will give you lots of support and help in this exciting journey! It's been a huge contributing factor for me to make it through the first two weeks and keeping me inspired. Every time I've felt hungry or a bit negative I've come here, read a few diaries and that gets my mind back in gear ...

A great place to go is the "completed diaries" to read others experiences from start to finish! Very inspiring! And check out the recipes for ideas. There is so much help available here you've definitely come to the best place!

Looking forward to sharing this experience with you.
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Back on Cohen's for the 2nd Time - Start: 14 January 2013.

Original Start Date: 25 May 2010 (87 kgs - Finished on 59 kgs Total loss was 28kgs in 5 months.)

Goal weight is 57kgs.
Goals: Under 70kgs / Under 65 kgs / Under 60kgs / Get to 57kgs again!

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Old 10-06-2010, 10:29
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Hi Daisychain,

Welcome! you are going great guns! I found my first few days to not be as uncomfortablt as others have experienced though it has been a learning curb for me. I'm nearly t 2 weeks and still having moments but they are few and far between. It does get easier everyday.

Stay strong against deviating and it will get easier even faster.

happy losing and Happy to have you here, Look forward to sharing you journey!

cheers xx
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:47
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Ohh guys, thank you SO much! It's so lovely to hear from you all and have your support thoughout this journey - and I hope you all know you have my support too!!!

Re diary - thank you for confirming that I'm doing it correctly!! Have put in the request so hopefully that all works.

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Old 10-06-2010, 13:41
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Hi Daisy Chain,

Looks like we are about at the same point - today is Day 4 for me and I am feeling quite good today. Lucky you with not having much detox symptoms - I was sick as a dog but then I have a LOT of stuff to clear out!

Looking forward to sharing this journey with you!!!
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Old 10-06-2010, 13:56
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Hi diasychain

Thanks for your encouragement in my diary... I am so hoping I dont have too many detox symptoms like you when I formally start. Which is coming up soon soon - looking forward to us having some great stories and support along the way!!
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Goal 1 - 10kgs Gone, Goal 2 - 15kgs Gone, Goal 3 - 20kgs Gone, Goal 4 - Refeed and Finish!!!

Previously lost - 25kgs on Cohens 2010 No gain just maintain... Now to lose last 20kgs!!!
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Old 10-06-2010, 16:16
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Hi Indya - how nice to know that we're at a similar point in our journeys, really looking forward to sharing and comparing as we go!
Sorry to hear that you weren't well, but glad to hear that you're going well now! To be honest I'm not sure why I feel so good, I've read so many things about headaches etc - I'm just waiting for the bad part.

So far my only struggle is prep of food, and trying to get out of going to lunches/dinners without having to tell everyone in the world I'm on an eating plan...!!

Sammie - you're welcome best of luck when starting your program. Hope that we can share some good tips along the way to. It's so nice to know that people are on here and reading your story and really wanting you to do well. I think it's going to make all the difference for me, I hope it does for you too!

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Old 11-06-2010, 10:12
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So we have reached Day 4.... in one way it feels like an achievement, getting through a work week, on the other it feels overwhelming of how many days are ahead!


My first 'test' was last night I think. I volunteered at Ronald McDonald House (a house that looks after families of sick chicken in the Children's Hosp) and we were there to serve the families a nice home cooked meal.

It was so great seeing and hearing the appreciation, but on the other hand - very sad to see the tired solumn faces of those with children who are mostly very seriously ill. One man that I spoke to was amazing, his daughter was without hope for survival, however he still was so humble and saying thank you to US for serving and cooking his meal! He was amazing, when you think your life is getting hard something like that brings you back to earth and makes you realise you are very lucky indeed...


So herein lies my test, once dinner was complete all the volunteers have dinner (ugh!) which was roast chicken, chips, gravy and veggies. I was prepared ahead of time and had my chicken salad in the car but it didn't help me smelling that yummy food and standing there on my own while everyone else ate!


Then the lady said to me as I wasn't eating could I prepare the desert - great!!
I had to bake mini chocolate puddings and then make a chocolate melting sauce to go over the top - my gosh - yummo! Then once again, everyone had desert which I turned down as well... *sigh*


Driving home eating spinach, chicken and cucumber and drinking water I didn't feel very impressed with my dinner, but hey, I survived and didn't have anything except for chewing gum while I was there. Phew!

Now onto the weekend, with a friends 30th dinner and a baby shower!
Yikes!!


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Old 11-06-2010, 10:25
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Welcome daisy chain! And well done on getting through your first few days.

I am into week 5 now and remember too well how those first couple of weeks just dragged on forever. Just hang in there and it will just become a routine that you dont need to obsess about every 5 mins.

Then its plain sailing after that (lol).

When are you weighing in?

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Old 11-06-2010, 10:29
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Thanks ff

So nice to hear from you!

My weigh in is Tuesday 6th July... seems so far away!!

How are you going 5 wks in?

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Old 11-06-2010, 13:24
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Wow DC, that sure sounds like a test to me but you did it so well done!

You will be fine this weekend - just keep your eye on the prize!!!

Are you waiting for your weigh-in at the clinic or are you going to weigh in at home in the meantime? I think I am going to update my ticker weekly.
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Old 11-06-2010, 13:38
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Thanks Indya,

It was certainally a test!! lol

How are you going with your program?

I've decided that I'm going to wait until my clinic weigh in, I know that some people weigh in weekly for motivation to keep going - but I'll just do my measurements weekly.
I think that it'll be a bigger more exciting and inspriational number if I hear it monthly! (well I hope!!) hehe

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Old 11-06-2010, 19:04
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Hi Daisychain,

Welcome! Sounds like you are doing great Nothing like having a test in your first week. I'm currently just past week 2 and I already notice that things don't bother me as much. It actually doesn't bother me if my partner sits there and eats chocolate. The time will fly by and you will be going for your first weigh in in no time. How exciting!!

Glad to hear you haven't had any headaches or detox symptoms. I didn't either and was actually quite surprised when I read all the other things people had experienced. There is heaps of information on here that will keep you very busy. Very addictive but definitely in a good way!!!!

Hope you are having a great day

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Old 13-06-2010, 08:56
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Hey DC, just a question - why didn't you eat your meal with the other volunteers?
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Old 14-06-2010, 10:34
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Hey DC, If I had 50 thumbs I would put them all up for you!

you really need to pat yourself on the back. To only be 4 days in and have to be confronted with that, my gosh, I take my hat off to you!

congratulations!

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Old 14-06-2010, 11:51
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Hey DC, just a question - why didn't you eat your meal with the other volunteers?
Hi c-jaye, I didn't eat my meal with the others as my meal was in the car to eat on the way home, they didn't tell us that we would be eating dinner as well as cooking it, so I was fine to eat on the way home, but my car was to far away to go out and get my food when they were all eating... so I just had to say no and prepare desert! ;o)
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Old 14-06-2010, 11:57
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Hey DC, If I had 50 thumbs I would put them all up for you!

you really need to pat yourself on the back. To only be 4 days in and have to be confronted with that, my gosh, I take my hat off to you!

congratulations!

xx
Thanks so much Jazzie. Means so much. xxx
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Old 14-06-2010, 11:58
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Hi Daisychain,

Welcome! Sounds like you are doing great Nothing like having a test in your first week. I'm currently just past week 2 and I already notice that things don't bother me as much. It actually doesn't bother me if my partner sits there and eats chocolate. The time will fly by and you will be going for your first weigh in in no time. How exciting!!

Glad to hear you haven't had any headaches or detox symptoms. I didn't either and was actually quite surprised when I read all the other things people had experienced. There is heaps of information on here that will keep you very busy. Very addictive but definitely in a good way!!!!

Hope you are having a great day

xx
Hi Violet,
Thanks for your msg, glad to hear that it gets easier and that you're doing well.
You're right about this forum, I really love it and enjoy reading lots of different stories on here.
DC xxx
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Old 14-06-2010, 12:17
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So I'm now on day 7 which is pretty exciting.. a whole week down! Whew!

This weekend just passed turned out to be a lot harder than I had anticipated, I think that because I got through the RMH 'test' ok I thought that I would be fine on the weekend. Turns out for me weekends are much harder than weekdays.

I was supposed to go for dinner on Sat night with a group of friends for one of our friends 30th's birthday. My husband suggested that I go and just order a salad and chicken and estimate how much I could eat according to my usual foods. I really wanted to go with that plan, and not make a big deal about asking the restaurant to weigh food etc. but when it got to Saturday afternoon I just couldn't do it.
I explained to my husband that as much as it was an important birthday, and it's been a long time since we've seen those friends he would have to go alone. I just felt so afraid of 'deviating' this early on. Short term pain for long term gain really. He was great, very understanding, and went along and just told everyone I had the flu and was in bed. Made me feel better as I didn't want to explain to everyone about my program.

Yesterday was my sisters baby shower, I had to make cupcakes on Sat night for that and it was torture. Funny thing is I don't normally eat cupcakes when I make them - but because I couldn't eat them, I really wanted to! Then on the actual day all of my fav foods were out on the table and I was eating my apple. Gosh it was harder than I ever thought it would be. It all smelt so good, and I can't believe how much it affected me.

After everyone left I went into the spare room and had a massive cry, sounds silly, but I was so overwhelmed that I have gotten myself to a point where I'm so overweight that I have to go on a program like this and I can't even have a small treat. I feel ashamed of how I look, and disappointed that it's so hard for me to not have some.
I don't think I realised how bad I was until that moment... it really broke my heart.

Anyway, I rang my hubby and he gave me a good pep talk, and my mum was amazing. Gave me a big hug and told me she's so proud of me. Then she packed up all the food into containers and even sprayed air freshener so the house didn't smell like chocolate fudge anymore! I'm very lucky to have them.

This journey is much harder than I thought it would be, but I feel proud of myself that I survived those horrible moments, and keep looking at my size 12 dress hanging on my door and remembering that's what I'm doing it for. One day I'll fit into that, and I'll feel good about myself so this will all be worth it.
It's a great program, as I do feel so much better in myself and I have already seen some slight changes on my body. It's just the mental game I have to win.

Well off to clean the house... fun fun! Hope everyone's having a nice day.

Daisychain
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