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Old 06-08-2008, 14:28
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Right... Here I am, 10 days in to the Cohens program. I feel a rant coming on, but I'm not quite sure where to start...

I started the program on Monday 28/7, and the first 3 days were downright awful! The headache started around 3pm and it wasn't until day 4 that it subsided and on day 5 it was gone. Good riddens! I had no idea that it would be that painful or that hard. I quit smoking a year and a half ago, and that was nowhere near as painful. But if I can quit the cigarettes, I can do this too!

The past ten days have been a mixture of triumph and moodswings. I weighed myself on Sunday, and was thrilled to find that I had lost 3 kilos in the first week
But my mood keeps taking dives where I get depressed and think "oh God, I can't do this, there is such a long way to go" and "is this really going to work in the long run?"

I've spent the morning reading the forums (rather than doing the assignments that are waiting in a pile next to me ) and I've had to realise that for the rest of my life I will have to be careful of what I put in to my mouth. For some reason that thought really scares me. But I'm hoping that being on the Cohens program will help me develop new habits so I am never in a situation where I hate seeing myself in the mirror again.

Well, I'm slowly figuring out that I have to take this one week at a time, or even one day or one meal at a time. It's slowly getting easier, and I've gotten in to a routine. I have 4 12 hour days with TAFE and work per week, but at least I have a 3 day weekend to balance it out. So I prepare meals for those 4 days so I don't have an excuse to not follow the program. And I've realised that rather than focusing on the entire mountain I have to climb, I just have to focus on the next little step.

An odd thing has happened though. I am not missing the chocolate! I never thought I'd be saying that. What I am missing though, is pasta. I keep dreaming about a bowl of spaghetti bolognese! I just hope that someday I can have that again...

I keep wondering about what finally made me take this step to join the Cohens program. I guess I finally ran out of excuses to keep eating. Since my mum passed away 11 years ago, there has always been an excuse, both for the eating and smoking cigarettes. First it was her death, then too much stress with uni, then bad relationships... Then in September last year I got out of a less than successful marriage, and my excuses started to run out. When I was with my ex-husband and I tried to explain to him why I over-ate he would just tell me "get over it and do something about it" rather than show any actual support. But now I have found the man of my dreams, who loves me unconditionally and supports me in everything that I do. It's not because of anything he has said or done that I finally took that last step. But he is still a major factor. Being with him has made me realise that I am strong and that I am where I want to be. That gave me the strength and the courage to do this for myself. And he's so supportive and encouraging even when I have my moodswings and don't know if I can do it.

So with his support, and with all the wonderful encouragement I have seen here on the forum, I think I will be ok. I will see this through!

Ok, I'll stop ranting now...
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Old 06-08-2008, 14:36
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Hi Mette and welcome along!
Sorry to hear the first few days were such a struggle. I guess the good news is that as long as you stick with it and dont deviate you wont ever have to go through that again!!

We all feel sometimes like the mountain is too big to climb, guess what helps me is thinking that ultimately its only a few months out of an entire lifetime. I try and think about January this year, it doesnt seem long ago at all, yet it was 8 months ago, in 8 months from now you will be done and dusted. Just take it one meal at a time.

Hehe, i havnt missed chocolate much either, but have craved things i took for granted thinking they were good choices - like avocado. They say that tastes change after Cohens, so i guess time will tell.
Your really lucky to have such a supportive man in your life, hopefully he will be able to give you a bosst when you need it, if not, you have the forum!

Oops sorry just realised how much ive waffled on in your diary - sorry.
Good luck for the week ahead!
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Old 06-08-2008, 15:12
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hey Mette,

welcome to the forum!!

25kgs - you'll be done in no time at all!! Stick with it, it will come off and you'll be feeling great in no time.... just try and avoid the deviation monster and remember to keep up the water! When i first started i was on about 4L a day - the more the better...

3kgs is great already, your gonna be fine!

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Old 06-08-2008, 17:03
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Hi Mette

You will do great I'm sure - sounds like yu have great support at home and this is a great site to get information advice and support as well. I'm like you - no more excuses - just getting on with it one day at a time. Keep organised, drink lots of water and you'll be fading away in no time
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Old 06-08-2008, 17:19
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Hi Mette

Well done on joining the program .. and welcome to the forum .. you will have fun in here .. everyone is supportive and it is an inspirational place to be!

Yep as Sum says .. keep up the water .. it is the key !!
I too don't miss chocolate .. was never a weakness before .. now a wine would be nice . haha .. all in good time .. it isn't really that much time out of your life to learn how to treat your body better and have a longer life as a result !!

Enjoy the ride ... it is going to be a fast one !!

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Old 06-08-2008, 17:47
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Hi Mette,

Welcome to the forum. We started about the same time and have about the same to lose. Keep in touch.
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Old 06-08-2008, 19:47
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Hi Mette,
Welcome to the forum.

I used to live on spag bol, But funnily enough I have not had it since I finished Cohen's 3 months ago, nor have I felt like it!
That is nearly 12 months for me with no spag bol...who would have thought!
Your tastes will change- for the better.
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Old 06-08-2008, 23:16
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Awesome first post....Welcome and I look forward to watching you (and me) succeed.I too have those doubts and thought about having to be accountable once we reach the goal...BUT if we dont get there we will never know.
One word of advise - DO NOT deviate..not even once...The pain just isn't worth it. Stay focussed and with the support of your man - and your determination....you will get there!!
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Old 06-08-2008, 23:18
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Welcome, Mette. It's not excuses and lack of willpower that stopped you losing weight, it's that your subconscious was wanting to hold onto the fat because you needed it as protection against the world and life. Now that you are in a good relationship, you no longer need that protection, so you are ready to let it go.

Being prepared and not deviating are the secrets to being successful on Cohen's.

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Old 06-08-2008, 23:28
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I came home from work and I just wanted to check the forum before bed. I'm so impressed with all the support and encouragement in just one day! I'm getting all emotional about it (it's been one of those days)...

Thank you so much Fattyboombah, Sum, KitKat, Stoddy, Lilamay, shell, CL2026 and AJ, for all that wonderful support. It makes me truly believe that this is possible, and that there is help and support to be had when it all becomes hard and yucky. I will be reading more on the forum soon, and posting heaps more (I have a feeling this will become really addictive), but for now my bed is calling. And as my consultant said: the human growth hormone works at night!

Thanks again everyone!

*HUGS*
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Old 07-08-2008, 22:53
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Wauw... Today has been an awful day! I got in trouble at work, and actually had to have a disciplinary hearing (no I didn't do anything illegal, just reacted badly to stress).

I got off with a warning, but I've been mulling things over. The company I work for has gotten increasingly worse in regards to working conditions over the past 6 months, and it has gotten to a point where it not only is affecting us but also our customers because the services we provide is decreasing. So I got to thinking. I have enough savings while I'm in school to get me through this last semester comfortably (not exactly eating much with the Cohens program! ) and at the end of it I would be able to move away from the area (high unemployment) and get a better job than what I had. So I'm thinking of quitting, rather than have a breakdown and get fired.

The funny thing (or impressive if you will) that even though I was a complete emotional wreck today, the thought of deviating from the Cohens program didn't even cross my mind. Maybe I am stronger than I realised, and I do need to get out of a job that is causing me nothing but stress and health problems. Besides, from what I have read in other posts, stress is a major factor in preventing weight loss.

I shall mull it over a bit longer...
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Old 08-08-2008, 13:06
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Hi Mette!

You sound very smart, switched on and in-tune with what is best for you! After you have mulled things over, choose your course of action that suits you best! If you can manage without working, that is great, get your study over and done with and begin again once you have that out of the way! It will be a wonderful change for you, especially as you will be allowing new and wonderful opportunities to be presented to you! It takes enormous courage to do what you are thinking of, but if it means the difference between being happy and healthy or going down a nervous breakdown road, I think the results speak for themselves!! Wishing you heaps of strength in your decision process!

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Old 08-08-2008, 13:24
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hI Mette!!
Isnt it funny how all of a sudden you find out your alot stronger than you tought? And your alot more capable than you thought... And you find your habits changing very quickly!!!

So glad your doing so well on the program!!!!!
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Old 09-08-2008, 20:38
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hey Mette,

sorry to hear about the work situation, i went though a similair incident almost a year ago only i ended up with a final warning after 7 years at the company and not so much as a councelling,or the 2 warnings you aparently need before you get a final one...... it can be extremely stressful.

you can see how strong you are now because you didnt need to turn to food to survive. i think its a good idea to quit especially if it starts to effect your health!!

looks like your going to ace the program and will be on the other side before you know it!!

good luck

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Old 09-08-2008, 23:06
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Good on you for not reaching for food (or drink) after a tough day, Mette. What course are you doing and what type of job will you be looking for when you finish?

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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/
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:43
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Hi Mette

You sound strong and determined! Great stuff on not deviating. You are going to do so well, I can tell.

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Old 11-08-2008, 18:47
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Well, I mulled, I spent the weekend with my wonderful partner, Keith, and I acted. I talked to my father, and he helped me sort out the financial situation, and I handed in my resignation at 16.15 today and was out of there half an hour later. I feel like jumping around screaming 'Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, I'm FREE AT LAST!'
Being casual is a blessing because I didn't have to worry about 2 weeks notice.

Vee, Steph, Reecy, AJ and AlmostHappy, thank you so much for all your support. It means so much to hear others say 'well done, you're making the right decision'. I'm lucky in getting a lot of support from friends and family, but there is something about this forum that is just so uplifting! Having worked in a call centre for 2.5 years, I'd kinda lost faith in people. I'm glad I've found a place where I can get that faith back.

AJ, I'm doing a diploma in HR (finished the cert IV part with all distinctions - just to shine my own halo a bit), and I'm hoping to get work in that field. Keith and I are planning to go to Queensland once I finish and (hopefully) get my permanent residency. Oh, I'm not sure if I've said this before, but I'm not a permanent resident yet. I was on a spouse visa, but the marriage fell apart before I was granted residency. I didn't think it was right to stay just for that. So I'm classified as an international student. Hopefully I'll get the residency though. I really can't stand the thought of being that far away from Keith and all the people here that I love.

Anyhoo, what really matters is the tremendous relief that I'm feeling right now. It'll take a few days to sink in for real, but I'm just so happy that I never have to go back there!

Speaking of relief and happiness: I just completed my second week, and I did the measuring and weighing thing yesterday. I lost 2.5 kilos this week!!
So all in all the last few days have been very successful for me (except last night I dreamt that I ate a Mars bar and I felt SOOO guilty!!). I'm really getting into the program now and the results just after two weeks have been awesome!

I wish you all a week of great weight loss! And thank you again for all your support guys!
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Old 11-08-2008, 19:11
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Welcome to the forum and Cohens Mette!

Well Done on surviving your stressful work situation without turning to food. And don't worry about the dream of eating a mars bar, we all have dreams of guilt eating.

And congrats on a fantastic loss for the week!!!
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Old 11-08-2008, 20:32
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Congrats on resigning..that must be such a relief plus the loss this week....Thats just great!!!
Only better things to come now!
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Old 11-08-2008, 20:33
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Hi Mettee

wow you have got through what seems to be a pretty crappy and emotinal couple of days- with a 2.5 kg loss - you should feel very proud of yourself. Good on you for taking a positive step that you needed to have some sanity and peace in your life. We should have 'sea changes' more often. Have a great week Mettee
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