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Old 19-10-2008, 11:25
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Hi All,

Well let me start with explaining..........Monday will be month four on cohens, it hasn't been easy but i'm getting there. I started at 92.9kg and am currently at 69.3kg, WOW thats 23.6kg lost, not bad when i look at it like that.

Like many others who are on cohens, it hasn't been an easy journey to date. I have had my slip ups (4 gin and tonics and 2 teaspoons of cheesecake) but i have also had my victories (almost 1m lost in measurements). I'm chasing 63kg like a greyhound does a stuffed rabbit around a dirt track, and boy is it getting hard. I recently gave some advice to someone who was 8kg from their goal weight and having trouble, telling them to mix up their meals ect. ect. At the momment i think i know what they were going through cause i'm just so dam hungry.

So instead of deviating and undoing my four months of turmoil, joy, anguish, moodiness and triumph, i have decided to start this diary so that maybe others who are in the same boat can come relate with me and when many others get to this stage they can hopefully see that someone managed to get through the hunger pains and "the toughest leg" without further prolonging the glory day of REFEED.

My plan is to post everything, which could get interesting, to let you know i work fly in, fly out so i'm on a plane once a week and eating dinner at 9pm once a week. Hope to see a few drop by. And by the way, i'm at home on R&R at the moment.
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Old 19-10-2008, 11:33
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Hi Rocks
Welcome to the forum.

Wow - you have done so well . Congrats.

Sending you determination vibes to shore up your determination to get to goal. Hope they help.

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Old 19-10-2008, 12:11
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Hi Rocks,

Your greyhound analogy still has me laughing! V funny, but very well put - I relate to it alot, having similar start/end weights to you!

Cant help you out with the hunger aspect (only wk 6), other than remembering what a weight loss hypnotist said on the radio on Fri, that hunger is mostly just thirst!! Doesn't seem possible with the water intake on the Cohen prog does it?

Anyway, well done on your fantastic achievements so far! I'm sure you'll get all the support and encouragement you need from this forum to accompany you on your final journey to goal!!

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Old 19-10-2008, 13:27
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Hi Rocks,

Good on you for your achievements so far. I don't know if I could have done it without this forum, it really has been my rock through this process.

How much more do you have to lose now? You need to get a ticker up! Well, I am sure that being a part of the forum now will make things easier for your last leg of the journey, the support and knowledge on here is fantastic.

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Old 20-10-2008, 11:27
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Thanks to all that have visited already, your kind words of support are greatly appreciated.

So today is 4 month weigh in, jumped on the home scales and i'm up from 69.3kg to 69.9kg, thats 600g overnight. AHHHH........what did i do wrong yesterday. No, no, thats enough beating on myself, time to reflect on how vulnerable the human body is. Isn't it an odd thing as i'm sure most of you have found out yourself. Good months, bad days, craving foods you have never even liked (ice cream or chocolate, god i would kill for some). So as is at the moemnt i'm looking at less than a 4kg weight loss for the month on the cohens scales at 10 this morning. I'm trying to find the motivation and see the light ...........

I have been having some mixed feelings lately, it almost scares me to think that in a month or two my whole cohens journey will be over. I wonder if i'll have the dicipline that i feel has been installed in me from the trip so far. I know they say your journey is never over and this is life long change but i also know how easy it would be to turn to the food that i miss so much. I know i'm not ready for re-feed, but gosh i wish i was, both physically and mentally.
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Old 20-10-2008, 11:30
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Oh Suzie, my goal weight sits between 60-63kg, i am hoping to be ready for re-feed at the upper level to cater for any weight loss during re-feed. So that leaves a grand total of 7kg left. I see you don't have much yourself, good luck
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Old 20-10-2008, 11:50
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Hi Rocks

I haven't got a diary but have been thinking of starting one now, at this "late stage" for the same reasons as you. I can so relate to where you're at as I started at 92.3 and am sitting at 67 but have been here for the last 2 weeks. This morning my weight is 67.8 but I'm not changing my ticker because TOM is due to visit this week and I'm hoping that I will have a good drop after the visit!

My goal weight is lower than yours but I'd love to "race you to the end" especially if it will help us both get there. I'd so like to be done by Christmas but if I keep having weeks like these I don't know if it will happen now.

Perhaps, like me, you maintained at this weight for a while on the way up? It could be a reason for stalling ...... and I'm sure that your fly in fly out situation makes it hard for you on travel days but you can do this. Not long to go now and you will be done.

I look forward to watching your progress and seeing you at the finishing line.

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Old 20-10-2008, 16:02
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Hi Rocks,

I see you have the same goal weight range as me and I too have about the same as you left to lose! I didn't have as much to lose to start with and have had quite a few slips but am learning as I go and just really wanting to catch that rabbit like you say. You have done a fantastic job in getting to where you are now!
Let's see if we can get to that holy grail of refeed together!

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Old 20-10-2008, 17:10
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Louise and Em........Lets do it. We're all so close, i'm aiming for 6 weeks then re-feed, time to get the weight off and the head straight.

Louise, i like your thinking on why we might be hovering around the same weight range, i never thought about it like that but come to think of it, i have probably maintained my weight longest being in the late 60's. You know there is a positive with plateus, your body can maintain a weight.......i think your going to have a big drop very shortly though.

70.1kg on the cohen scales, 7.1kg till goal weight. I have put the scales back in the cupboard, this girl is only weighing once a week at the most now.
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Old 20-10-2008, 17:42
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Thanks Rocks, this could be the motivation to get me/us over the hump! Nothing like a friendly challenge! Nice to have Em along as well

I weigh on Mondays and am aiming to lose another 9kg to refeed ..... are you happy for us to update in your diary Rocks or would you rather we started a new thread for our mini challenge?

Onward and downward!

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Old 20-10-2008, 19:20
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Hi girls i'm definitely in for this little challenge...excited to have that motivation back to get to refeed and stop hovering in the high 60s - won't be long before we are all there!
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Old 20-10-2008, 19:55
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Alright, so here we go........we can post here, the good, the bad and definatley the ugly
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Old 20-10-2008, 20:29
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Welcome to the forum, Rocks! Looks like we had similar starting weights and goal range. You've done so well so far! When you say month 4, do you mean you have completed 4 months or starting month 4?
Good luck, I look foward to hearing more about your journey - the good, the bad and the ugly!
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Old 21-10-2008, 10:02
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So yesterday was the official blood test and 4 month weigh in.......70.1kg, WHAT.......100.1g off of being a 60's girl. Next month, that will be a good month. Its funny though cause my weight loss is dropping by 1 kg each month;
month 1 - 7.6kg
month 2 - 6.2kg
month 3 - 5kg
month 4 - 4kg

Had my sister over last night, she has just returned from Europe so the stories run thick. I was trying to find motivation all day to do some exercise but i just felt depleted and chose to clock watch until i could eat my next meal. Feeling like i have a bit more energy today though and the boy has booked me into the day spa for a body scrub, wrap and massage (how lucky am i). For all those lucky ladies living in Perth i highly reccomend Blush Day spa in leederville, it is fantastic, a bit expensive but well worth it in the end.

I have only 2 days left on break then back up to work. Hopefully i'll have heaps of mapping to do cause there isn't much ore in the pit which means slow days and hunger pains when i'm not totally run off my feet. Victory did prevail last week at work though, i found visible gold where the senior has chosen not to grade control drill (this is one of those ongoing work sagas where you finished uni with some bloke and now he is your boss, yes there is still male domination in mining) when i wanted too, so we'll see if he has changed his mind. I have been there for nearly 2 years and was thinking it may be time for a change, but my partner works underground there and i love coming home to him every night. I think i'm going to have think about thinking about this one more.

Mette, i have been on cohens for 4 months and 1 day now. Start date was the 30th of June with the intention of getting into a bikini by summer but the beach weather has come a bit earlier to Perth, well and truly on the way though. When did you start? You have done soooooo well, along with the other ladies that have been reading my diary.

To Em and Louise, the next week is going to be sooooo easy, i can just feel it.
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Old 21-10-2008, 11:35
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Hi Rocks

Do you find it easy being at work and sticking to Cohen's? Also, how long is each rotation at the mine and apart from the late meal, which you mentioned in a previous post, when you fly in or out do you need to make sure you take Cohen's friendly food with you?

It always amazes me how well everyone does on Cohen's especially in difficult situations like travelling or a couple of social events every week. I guess one has to be ready to do Cohen's in order for it to work. Half hearted attempts are bound to fail as soon as things get complicated.

This mini challenge has already got me cleaning up my act! No more iffy-ness about how much water I drink or if my food is 1 gram off the correct weight. The edges were starting to get a little fuzzy there for a while but no longer

Have a good fat busting week.

Watch out refeed ....... here we come!!

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Old 21-10-2008, 23:31
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Had an awesome day at the day spa today, the best facial, body scrub, body wrap and massage a girl could ever ask for. I also had a "proud" moment; chedder cheese, tomato and water crackers, option taken: 2 watercrackers (although not on the plan, i had no other crackers for the day so i managed to forgive myself) and a slice of tomato, chedder cheese REJECTED. Bring on the willpower, self control and not wanting. I am secretly hoping that the 15mins in the sauna got rid of the watercrackers though. Girls, watercrackers = NO, remember to take vitawheats to the spa.

Louise, i work 8 days on and six days off. We fly with a little regional network company that only offer a slice of cheese, 2 biscuits and a snack pack of chips on the way home, brekky is normally sultana bran or a sugar muffin, both of which are easy to say no too. I used to take all my meat up to site (frozen in a cooler bag) and we have salad everyday, so every meal is with salad. Just the last month however, i have only been taking up my steak as we have cold cooked chicken i can pick off the bone and you can get fish cooked everynight. It was 3 months of weight (raw vs cooked) study before i felt comfortable doing this. I actually find the eating plan easier up there, stay clear of the bar and avoid the office wall of fundraiser chocolate on bad days, plus my work gets pretty physical sometimes so i normally have better losses then when i am back home. Good to hear you are going to drink all the water, thats the big key i reckon, once you let that slip you almost see it straight away on the scales.

Em, hope all is going well and uni stress isn't getting to you too much. I remember when i was at uni and boy did we have some insanely fun times but the stressfull ones always followed thick and heavy. I wish that i had graduated being a healthy weight, i know you can do it.

Oh well, i shall post tomorrow, but now i am going to demolish a KP mango and watch NCIS.
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Old 22-10-2008, 11:51
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Hey Rocks,

Day Spa sounds awesome...hmm may have to buy myself a present when I get to refeed i think lol.
Well done on resisting the cheese with those crackers, the feeling afterwards is a great reward...very empowering!
Where did you go to uni? I'm guessing you did a surveying or geology degree if you're at the mines?
Have an awesome week, you'll definitely be a 60's girls by the end of it!!

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Old 23-10-2008, 13:52
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Well i flew back into work this morning......yey. This morning i was 69.8kg on the Kat scales, the lowest i was for last week was 69.1kg before weigh in day. Not that fussed about it at the moment, although i do hope that refeed is done in 8 weeks in time for the big work xmas party, if not, oh well, cause the new me does not associate socialising with food and drinking anymore. Had a really funny day yesterday, i got moody with my boy because he didn't want baked beans on toast for brekky, i will have to watch this closely i think.

Em, i studied at Curtin for 2 years then Kal for my last year. The best 3 years ever.

Thats it for now, i will keep all the visitors posted on the events of my 8 day swing.
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Old 27-10-2008, 08:48
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Well its been a few days, sorry about that work has been really hectic, lots of mapping and calls about nothing, ect. ect. So i haven't weighed and won't weigh until i get back home which will be friday morning for me. I ordered some new work pants through our stores here (took two weeks to get here), washed them last night and went to put them on this morning and they miles too big. I know i haven't lost that many centimeters in the past couple of weeks but i have noticed my shape changing where i don't measure, anyhow some investigation into this.......its the brand, not the same brand i tried on.

I have been getting incrediably moody the last few days and can definatley feel the hunger pains after 2 or so hours from eating a meal. At the moment i only consider chewing my finger off, i figure re-feed hunger will be an arm or even a leg. Talking of legs, i can't get the weight off mine to shift, don't get me wrong i have lost 10 or so cm from each leg but its just down to the final stage now where i know thats where most of the weight i have to go needs to come from. I am pretty active with work, walking up and down rocky mounds and on the pit floor but i was wondering if anyone reading this may have some more ideas or something that has worked for them.

So today was week 17 measuring day - a loss of 4 cm over the week i think, i was pretty happy with this as over the last month or so i have been lucky to drop 2cm in a week. Looking back at my diary i wish i could lose 9cm in the next week and get this over and done with. I am sure my minds in the right place at the moment.

Em and Louise i hope you are both going well and getting closer to the goal.
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Old 27-10-2008, 10:22
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Good Morning Rocks!

Sorry I haven't been checking in ........ I've had a few computer problems.

Well done on the 4cm loss over the week. I'm sure when you weigh on Friday you will see a nice drop on the scales too. Also, a couple of days being home and without work stress should see you dropping those last kg's in no time.

I've had a pretty successful week. Managed to stick to the required water for the most part. Not a huge loss on the scales but I managed to drop my TOM weight and another 300g so am now 66.7kg. So I have 8.7 to go. At least the weight is moving again.

I hear you about the body shape thing. I'm sure that my shape is different from when I was this weight on the way up. I am able to wear clothes that I could only wear when I was 5kg less before and when I put them on they gape in the wrong places! I think we'll be surprised where these last few k's come from. I hope for you it's your legs as that's where you feel you need to still lose from.

I'm in a bit of a quandry about my last few k's. I know I am not at goal yet but I'm feeling pretty happy with my weight and size 10's (some of which are now baggy) which probably doesn't help with the motivation to get to goal. For me, I'm hoping that these last few k's will see my skin shrink to catch up with the slim me inside and hopefully a little off my tummy.

My kids have been funny about my weight loss. My youngest, who's 12 today, originally said he didn't want me losing weight as there would be nothing to hug! Lol, but now that I've lost all this weight and am officially the shortest and soon to be lightest in my family my kids keep wanting to pick me up and carry me around!! They keep saying "but you're so light" and "mums aren't supposed to be lighter than their kids". Oh, I have 4 kids by the way, oldest is 17.

Anyway, I hope you have a great fat busting week Rocks, and I look forward to your weigh in on Friday. Are you going to be able to get new work pants? I bet the stores can hardly keep up with you and the way you're shedding all that weight. Well done! It's great when anything fits and you don't feel like a sausage stuffed into your clothes isn't it!

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