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About Me:
Some years ago, I gained 54KGS in a period of twenty-four months. I fluffed around for almost a year, doing little more than talking about how much I wanted to get the weight off... and then something finally clicked; I started on meal replacement shakes and over the following eight months, I dropped 57KGS. Although I felt fantastic and I loved being able to wear clothes that I could only dream about before, I a) was still totally in love with food, and b) didn't realise how thin I was, because I still thought of myself as a Fat Chick... What followed was a three or so year all you can eat buffet! I put on 30KGS faster than someone at the drive-thru at McDs... and here I am! I've got 10 - 15KGS to go...
Plan of Choice:
Low Carb
Workout Philosophy:
I love lifting weights

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Meal Replacements: Do they work?

Posted on November 2, 2014 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

In my long and complicated battle with the bulge, the only significant success I have had has been by using meal replacement shakes. There are a lot of people who say they are bad for you and you just shouldn't go there (ask any Personal Trainer and no doubt this is what they will say). Perhaps they ARE bad for you... but so is being morbidly obese, which is what I was when I tore open my first sachet.

So do they work? In short, yes they do. If You Stick To Them. This might sound like a… Continue

My arch-nemesis: Emotional Eating

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:27am 4 Comments

When life doesn't quite go the way you'd planned, when relationships fall apart, jobs fall through, things break down, people you thought were good friends turn out to be anything but, or you just have a really rough day/week/month/year... what do "normal" people do? Cry? Scream? Throw things? Go on expensive shopping sprees? Hide under the bedcovers and wait for the storm to pass? Exercise like a maniac?

OR... Do they eat?

If you ignore the fact that my consumption of junk food is… Continue

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 9:40pm on October 28, 2014, Paula said…
I could relate to what you have written in your profile. Are you going to do meal replacement again? I am trying to decide what l want to do to lose. I hope you'll share your success with us
At 10:36am on November 2, 2014, Paula said…

I am thinking of buying a Vitamix and try making my own green smoothies to do a form of meal replacement. Let us know if meal replacement is a real option for those of us who really need to lose weight.

At 6:47pm on November 2, 2014, Paula said…

Pictures don't lie. You lost a lot of weight. I want to try meal replacements but I am so afraid I will just eat & do the smoothies. Do you really not feel hungry? That is a point that I want to get to.

At 8:12pm on November 9, 2014, Paula said…

I really appreciate all the support and encouragement. I am planning to journal more here. I've been slacking for a very long time. It is very helpful to me to have new ideas and things to try. (meal replacements for example) since what I have been doing is not working. 

At 11:13pm on January 5, 2015, Paula said…
Hi Penni. I haven't seen any posts for quite a while. I hope to see you on BTL soon.

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