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Old 31-01-2009, 13:27
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Well I finally made it! I think my thread is aptly named because I really cnat believe that I made it! Its the first time I have ever got to the end of a diet - and yes I know I still have a way to go, but I am super confident that I will get there! I have struggled and struggled of late with sleep problems, hunger issues and back pain, I should have just listened to my body and started refeed instead of trying to hit the numbers exactly.
Here I am on day 2 and already feeling 100% better. Isnt it amzing what a little food will do! I think my body had shut down and gone into famine mode.

Day 1
68kgs

Day 2
66.7kgs (1.3kgs down)

Yep the minute I stopped fighting it and went to refeed I think my body relaxed and dropped the weight it was obviously hanging onto for dear life! Isnt it amazing what a different a little more fruit and veges can make. I had my first slice of bread in 6 months yesterday (apart from what they made me have after my operation) and really enjoyed it with a bit of chicken and salad. I bought it while it was still hot! It was also a relief to have that extra piece of fruit to get me through the day. I always space my snacks out to get me from meal to meal and it was so great to just put that extra fruit in. I must admit I was quite concerned about adding as I was afraid I would put weight on, so the scales this morning were a real revelation!!

Well off I dance into my fantasy - yeahCome join me!
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Old 31-01-2009, 13:48
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Yaaaaaayyy for starting refeed and feeling so much better, Louise and an extra big Yay for dropping 1.3kgs!



I can so relate to the body resisting you all the way until it got what it wanted. It will be interesting to see how I go!

So happy the extra foods have made such a difference for you!

Enjoy the refeed process!

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Old 31-01-2009, 14:01
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Thank you vee, I hope you can learn from my experience and not leave it too long to start!
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Hi Elle-ouise,

Wow - that is such a statement:-
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Yep the minute I stopped fighting it and went to refeed I think my body relaxed and dropped the weight it was obviously hanging onto for dear life!
And to drop over 1Kg just by STARTING refeed certainly seems to bear out what you're saying.

It will be interesting to see how the rest of refeed pans out for you. Just remember, what you HAVE been eating for the last 6 months is WAY LOWER than "normal" - so, your eyes now have to get used to seeing MORE on your plate. Just trust it, Louise, and go with it.

DON'T stress about the ever-increasing amounts - you NEED them now !!!

As always, stay as light, happy and excited as you can, and refeed will prove to be a doddle for you.

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Old 31-01-2009, 14:05
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Thanks for your support as always Koh, I think I have to follow my own advise and go with the flow. Your right about the food Koh, I had to change to a bigger plate last night, for the last 6 months Ive been eating off a small plate to fool my eyes into thinking I had a full plate of food, was funny having a big plate last night!
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Old 31-01-2009, 14:15
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Congratulations beautiful!! So happy for you Louise, how weird is the body hey? Holding on to that last little bit for dear life! haha

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Old 31-01-2009, 14:20
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Thank you HBs, yes it was weird, who would have thought more food = weight loss! I remember someone else mentioning that in the maintenance diaries so I thought I would just trust and try and bingo!

I hope that weather is easing up for you and your electricity is staying on!!

Stay cool!!
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Old 31-01-2009, 14:27
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Welcome to refeed, Louise. Despite the ever increasing quantities of food, very few have to go back that two days. Dr C really does have it all worked out for us.

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Old 31-01-2009, 14:35
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Thank you Aj, you must have read my thoughts, I was wondering about that! In that case hopefully I will be finished on valentines day - what a nice day to finish on!
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Old 31-01-2009, 15:29
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Good on you Louise and yes valentine day to finish that is an awesome way to finish it off..
You have done/doing so well....
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Old 31-01-2009, 16:52
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Hooray Louise, you are officially here!!!!!!!

Great loss for the first day, its amazing what the human body does to try and protect itself isn't it?? I wonder if any more is waiting and lurking, just ready to jump off.

I might be the only one here but I think I eat plenty right now, if (no silly girl, when) I get to refeed I am going to find it an issue to have to eat more. I guess by that point my body should really want it and maybe I will be hungrier, fingers crossed.

Valentines Day sounds perfect to finished refeed. I know, you just want something sticky and gooey for dessert. Good for you. The boys gave me one white chocolate Lindt ball for Christmas. I found the other 2 in the cupboard so I think they will be my reward for finishing refeed. Something to look forward to.

Good luck with the refeed, not that you need it.


Take care sweet girl

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Old 31-01-2009, 18:17
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Good on you love .....all that hard work , time to reap the rewards......
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Old 31-01-2009, 22:50
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Hey pretty lady! So good to have you in here!
It's incredible what refeed does for you! I haven't experienced a dramatic drop like you, but my body is definitely much happier now! So happy for you that you made it! Stand proud!
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:54
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Hi Louise...

I am so rapt for you!! What a great start to refeed!

I for one will be avidly reading to see what all this magical refeeding is about!

Enjoy every moment of it gorgeous girl...you have worked hard, now enjoy!!


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Old 01-02-2009, 12:55
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Day 3 refeed

weight 66.3 - another 400gms off overnight !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I cant believe it! More food and the weight continues to drop - oh why oh why did I delay refeed trying to get to that magical number when I body knew what it was after! I am really enjoying using my one slice of bread to make a sandwich to have with my lunch - what a treat!

Thank you everyone for your words of encouragement!

Dedee, you and I are both so close to the 30kg mark, we will have a milestone to celebrate by the time I get to Cairns in a few weeks!

Mette you are right the body certainly appreciates the extra food now. I was a bit scared about the increase but i shall keep the faith now!

Lili, thank you, I feel like I am reaping the rewards and all the hard work is paying off!!

Jo, good on you for resisting the chocates. I was pretty happy with the food until I started to get close to my goal weight and then I was having truoble shifting that last bit plus I was really hungry, now I know why I needed more food to get to the end!

Maria I concur, not only is valentines day a great day to finish, but also a great day to get a run out of my red dress!!

Have a great fat burning day everyone and my the scales be with you!
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Old 01-02-2009, 16:26
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Maybe the fact that you are not stressing about trying to lose that last bit and have relaxed is contributing to the great losses, Louise. Whatever the reason, clearly you've made the right decision.

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Back again to do it all over again, starting from exactly the same weight as last time.
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What else do I do? I help people make money and I help people save money. Please take a look at http://www.acnlinks.clancie.com.au/
Back again for the support. Still think the diet and the forum are the best ever, but too old to do it again. Now losing again slowly on maintenance diet. Ticker shows next intermediate goal only (5 kilos).



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Glad to hear it all going well Louise
Sounds like your body was so ready for refeed, great losses. a girl has to be happy with that.
Enjoy
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hi dancing louise - so good to hear (read) that you're in a great headspace and that those last few kgs are shifting!

i wrote in your other diary earlier today and then realised that you've probably started a refeed one - ah ah ah no sleep will do this to a woman.

anyway, enjoy your journey in refeed land - i'll be reading to see what it's like so i can dream that i might get their one day.

take care
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Old 01-02-2009, 22:09
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Yay for further losses, Louise!
Go figure! I guess it means we just need to have faith in the program!
At this rate you will be below your goal weight when you finish refeed!

So glad to hear that you are enjoying the extra foods and that your body is happy with it too!

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Oh Louise,

I am so happy for you - fantastic effort. You are amazing!



An elegant party for an elegant woman!

Thanks for sharing your journey around moving into refeed. I really appreciate all you have written as I feel it will help me when I approach refeed, Seems timing of moving into is quite crucial. Have fun as you learn more about your body on the refeed journey.

Enjoy
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