Lyndsey Davies began her weight loss
programme on 17th October 2007.These are her e-mails keeping Julie
informed of her progress:
20 October 2007
Just to let you know that I have not
touched anything sweet yet and I have lost 4lbs already!I keep
thinking about having something on an evening but after a few minutes it goes away. I am doing well with the
water too. Feeling really pleased and optimistic at the moment, so hopefully by the time I see you again I
will have lost more weight.
29 October 2007
It’s the end of week two and all is
going well.I have lost 6lbs now in total. I still haven’t
touched anything sweet. In fact, I went to a party on Saturday night, and there was a bowl of chocolates on
the table. I was not tempted to even have one - a couple of weeks ago I would have sat and eaten the lot!
Looking forward to my second appointment on Wednesday, and to continue to lose weight.
15 November 2007 (previous two
I went to blackpool for the day and it
is the first time I have ever been to the coast for the day and not succummed to ice cream and
donuts! I had fish and chips for lunch as usual, because I'm not on a diet, and to eat them maybe 3
times a year is not a problem. But normally this would be followed by an ice cream, donuts and fudge to
bring home. The rest of my family had these things but I did not bother, I just didn't feel the
need to have them. It's not like in the past when I have been on a diet, where I would refuse and
then be watching everyone else eating theirs, feeling like I was depriving myself. I happily
watched everyone else eat them and felt fine about it. The even better thing is that I still lost
weight that week even though I had the fish and chips!
Having got into a routine of going to the gym and eating better, my daughter got
chicken pox. I was really worried that I would not lose weight not being able to go to the gym and
being practically housebound but I did! In the past, if I had been stuck at home I would have
eaten anything and everything out of boredom. This simply did not happen. I continued to eat just
as I have done since seeing Julie for the first time.
I have completely stopped eating sweets and chocolate, am drinking more water
and eating more fruit and veg. The only snacks I have now between meals are fruit, nuts and the odd
yoghurt. If I had been stuck at home 5 weeks ago, I would have pigged out on chocolate,
biscuits, bread and butter, cheese - just about anything to keep my hands busy! In 4 weeks I have lost
8lb, and this includes a week and half of no activity at all other than housework. I am confident that
this will continue as I am not craving foods as I would have done on diets.
18 November 2007
I had to let you know this
I have bought a water filter
jug. I fill it up every morning, and have a fruit smoothie with my breakfast while it is
filtering. I then leave the jug on the kitchen worktop and constantly fill my glass throughout the day.
By making sure I drink the full jug before I go to bed, I know I have had the right
amount of water. (I kept losing count of how many glasses I had had before.)Two good things have come out of this
besides getting loads of water. Firstly I have cut out all the tea I was drinking - about 4
cups a day. Secondly, my skin is better and I have lost another 2lbs, which I'm sure is down to
the water retention I had.
Funnily enough, I seem to be more
thirsty and able to drink the water now. I dont feel like I am having to force myself to drink
I feel great and really positive
for my future weight loss.
25 November 2007
Things are still going great. We went
out for a meal last week, to Thai Edge. Everyone was having desert, so I thought I would treat
myself. I ordered a scoop of chocolate ice cream which tasted absolutely delicious, but I only ate
a third of it! That's a third of one scoop of ice cream! It wasn't because I was full either, I
could have eaten more. I just didn't want to. Our friends looked at me in amazement - and then finished it
off for me.
On a more depressing note - I have
a slipped disc in my back, so I am really house bound at the moment, even cleaning is very difficult.
Due to this I have not managed to weigh myself, but I am confident that even with no
exercise I will still lose because I am eating less and drinking more water still.
4 January 2008
I have not been in touch for a while
because I have not had much to tell. Last time I emailed it was to say I had hurt my back. Well it
turned into sciatica and I could literally do nothing for about 4 weeks. I am still not back at
the gym because my leg is still not right. Therefore I haven't really lost weight.
The good news though is that I
haven't put any on either! I am still really positive that this has worked for me because I am
still sticking with everything. I have had a little chocolate over Xmas, but nothing much, and I
have been in control of things. The things you worked on with me are still with me, otherwise I would
have piled weight on being immobile for so long!
Anyway, I will fill you in properly
next week. Looking forward
to seeing you again next Weds.
Just thought I would let you know
how I am getting on. I'm now down to 12st making it a stone and half off so far! I feel great, and
people are noticing now that I have lost weight. I am so motivated at the moment. I go to the gym
4 days a week without fail, and my diet is brilliant, loads of water and no sweet stuff at all. I
finally feel like I have control over my life health wise.
Thanks for everything. I will get in
touch again when I have lost some more - hopefully it wont be too long before I reach my