Rachel's Fat Fighters Club...

My life has been one long battle with a chocolate bar! I have decided to take action!

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Weigh In...

Hello there...
Well... I went to see my consultant yesterday for my week 2 weigh in! I lost 7lbs! That's 7 of these lumps of fat above! I am shocked and surprised! That makes my loss now 1st 3lbs! In two weeks i think that's pretty impressive!

I did struggle this week with the diet - If I am honest, I have been suffering with some really bad indigestion, nothing like I had before i started the diet but its been uncomfortable.

I spoke to my consultant about it and she thinks that it may have something to do my an intolerance to lactose or wheat! Over the next couple of weeks I am going to try different options and see what changes - this week I am on lactose free shakes - Its only day 1 but i have been noticing the indigestion has died down slightly - but hasn't completely gone away!

I also have to keep a diary of everything i drink (shakes and food) so that she can look and see if something may be irritating me...
Ill have to see how it goes!

Monday, 19 April 2010

The day after the night before..

I survived the night shift without cheating! Yay...
I drank lots of tea and water and was ok - did feel hungry about 5.00am but I went for a short wander and when i came back, had another cup of tea and was ok. When i came home I ate some cottage cheese from my allowance before going straight to bed!

Got up about 1.30ish and met my friend for swimming and spa session! It was good to catch up with her - she is moving to Great Yarmouth soon and we were talking about doing something before she leave etc - shame to see her go but its not that far a drive and i can have a holiday there in the summer!

Going to chill out for the rest of the day now as i have my nans funeral to go to tomorrow - need to get everything sorted as well as i am straight back to work on Wednesday! No rest for the wicked...

Sunday, 18 April 2010

The Night Shift

Ahh, the night shift at work - has gone reasonably quickly (I'm on my last shift) but has been busy then slow, then busy again! All over the place! lol
Its been hard to sleep during the day too as the weather has been soooo nice - felt like i should be out sunbathing rather than in bed.

I have made a boo boo this evening as well - came to work at 10pm to find that i have forgotten my shakes for the shift! Doh! I am going to drink lots of water and tea and if i get really hungry there are some cup of soups in the kitchen i can have. Feel so annoyed with myself for forgetting them - so next shift i am going to being some spare ones in to leave in my locker so this NEVER happens again!

How has everyone been doing this week? Have you all had a good weekend? I have worked nights this weekend - so haven't really done much! By the time i get up in the afternoon and potter around for a while its time to get ready and go back to work. I'm going swimming tomorrow afternoon though! Tomorrow is classed as my day off, so i don't want to sleep through the whole of it! Ill be in the pool by 2pm then in the spa for some RnR!

Friday, 16 April 2010

Weigh In...

I had my first "official" weigh in this morning - it wasn't quite a week but its the only day my consultant can see me as she doesn't work over the weekend.

I lost 5lbs! Which means my total loss for this first week is 9lbs!
This diet is working - i don't feel hungry at all and I'm drinking the water allowance with no problems at all - actually i think that i am drinking far more than 2.5 litres!

This has given me a great boost! I have been struggling with my weight and body image for as long as i can remember now and i think i have finally found something that is going to gt me to goal!

Last night could have been a struggle - I went o my mum and dads before i went to air cadets and my sister walked in with chips - the smell was amazing - but i didn't even have the urge to eat any of them. Then, when i went down to air cadets they were having an activity night and had a BBQ on the go too! Again the smell was great - but i wasn't even tempted, the smell was enough to keep me going - it would never taste as good as it smelt!

I'm off to try and get some kip now - I'm working this evening and want to try and get some Zzz in before sitting up all night! :)

Have a great day!

Thursday, 15 April 2010


Good Morning,
Isn't it a lovely day - the sun is shining and I have a day off to enjoy it! Isn't it a shame that I live in a flat and Im going to have to go to my mum and dads to get access to a garden! lol
Its day 5 of CD now - the only side effect i am getting now is feeling really cold! My consultant explained to me that this is because when you eat normally the body creates heat digesting food etc - when you are on a VLC (Very Low Calorie) diet - there isn't as much work to be done so you can feel the cold more! I have solved this by always having a cardi to hand and wearing PJ's in bed!
Had a cappuccino shake this morning - they are alright, couldn't eat them every morning (this will make you laugh) they are a bit sickly! lol I'm going to mix them with some of the other flavours so i don't eat the same old thing every day.
After going to my mum and dads I am off to Air Cadets - I am a civilian Instructor there - well i have been since the beginning of the year... It was one of my new years resolutions to get out and do more, I was an air cadet when i was younger and thought why not go back to help out now! I have even gone back to my old squadron - there are still people there that i remember which is great!

Everyone have a great day - enjoy the sun if you can and ill see you all soon

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Blog Tidy

I thought that i would re-design my blog today!
So here it is - I have changed some pictures and the template and feel so much better for it (which i know sounds sad), it was like tidying your bedroom - with with so much less effort! lol
Have had a really relaxing day today - after my last blog i have had blade on DVD playing in the background - have been pottering round the flat, washing, cleaning etc - then i had a LUSH Bath Bomb Bath - Which was AMAZING!!

Was in the bath for ages - got out and am now in my cow pj's watching midsommer murders after drinking a Chocolate CD drink (CD = Cambridge Diet) which was like a chocci ovaltine!
Have to try and stay up later this eve as I am going onto nights Friday at work - there is nothing more annoying than falling asleep when a 999 call is coming through - ooops! lol
Anyway - have a lovely evening all!

Results as promised...

I went to meet my consultant last night and after a chat about how i had been feeling over the past few days and what i can do etc in the coming week, i stepped on the scales - well i was surprised 4lb loss! I had weighed with her in the morning to start with and even with an evening weigh in i still have managed to loose a quarter of a stone! Result!

Today I have been experimenting with the small qty of food that i can eat - mixing things up to make different choices. Had the spicy tomato soup of my lunch which was very tasty!
My flat mates have gone on holiday so i am left by myself now for over three weeks! Nice to get the flat to myself but also good as there is no "evil" food in the house that i could possibly cheat on - not that i want to cheat in the first place.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Cambridge Diet


I have started the cambridge diet - i know some of you will start shouting Boo to the screen but conventional dieting was getting me down and i needed to take the too wide option of food out of the equation for a while.

I have been on the diet since sunday - and am please with the results so far - there was talk about possible side effects and apart from some small headache - there is nothing to complain about - even my IBS has improved!

Im off to see my consultant this evening to see how im doing as the first week can be hard - but i dont think i am going to have anything bad to tell her - only ask a load of questions about choices and extras etc

I have tried a variety of the shakes, i dont like the veg soup, not keen on the butterscotch one - but loved the oriental chilli soup - that was yummy!

Well, im off to see my consultant ill post tomorrow about how i have done!