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Old 14-07-2008, 22:44
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Hi, my name is Katie. I have been a cohenite for a whole 3 days. I have a lot of weight to lose, and Cohen's is the first ever Proper diet I have ever done.
In my research on Cohen's, I came across your wonderful forum. And after spending many many hours of reading and recipe swipeing , (which I hope you don't mind, they all sounded so yummy.) I started my Plan on the 12 July. It was great to read the diaries, the problems, and the support that is so consistantly evident here. I find this forum to be a very strong source of inspiration.
I decided to do the diary as it seems to really help those who are having trouble. And if some way, that my story will even remotely help anyone, then that is terrific.
My mum told me about the Cohen's through a close friend of hers being a successful cohenite. We were going to do the plan together, but unfortunately due to long life of illness, mum is unable to do it. But wishes all the best to us who have decided to take our "bad" lifestyle and change it for the better.
Being a very busy woman, with studying, teens, work. Life was always the fastest way to eat. Hence the huge weight gain. Now with a little prep work, my kids are terrific in helping, I can come home from work and have my meal cooked within 15mins. Loving it
I decided not to hide from friends or workmates in regards to my transition to Cohen lifestyle. How can you hide it when the weight seems to evaporate in thin air. And am very surprised at the reaction I have been receiving. So many bad, unsupportive comments have been flowing to me. Just the other night, I was asked to work on, and not having any allowed food with me, I just asked for a cracker and 1/2 orange to tie me over till I got home. My supervisor sneered at me, and said "oh that's right, you're on THAT diet". I was hurt and more than a bit upset, then it hit me. A lot of people dont want you to succeed, because they don't have the courage to change. It only made me more determine to succeed. My family are the support I need.
Anyhoo, enough of the negative, I must say, that the polls were a great idea. In fact the whole of this site is great. I want to say thank you to all of how supportive, how informative you all are. This transition wont be the easiest thing I have done. But if it's worth doing, it's worth doing properly. I would love to post a before pic of me, but couldn't find out how. Though they are rare, I HATE the reality of photos and of what I let myself become.
Well until next time. Keep up the good work cohenites.







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Old 14-07-2008, 23:29
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Welcome, Katie. You are correct, this forum is a great support if you are doing Cohen's. It won't be to long before people stop sneering, as they see the results you will be achieving.

Instructions for posting photos are here : http://newyouforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3628. The easiest way of resizing if you are not used to editing photos is to right click on the photo you want, choose Send To then Mail Recipient and email the photo to yourself. It will be resized for you and should be small enough. It's certainly worth having photos of yourself from all angles as you are now. You may not like them now, but you will love looking back at them, even if you don't show them to others.

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Back again to do it all over again, starting from exactly the same weight as last time.
My health is not good and my doctor is predicting all sorts of nasty things if I don't lose weight.
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/
Back again for the support. Still think the diet and the forum are the best ever, but too old to do it again. Now losing again slowly on maintenance diet. Ticker shows next intermediate goal only (5 kilos).



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Old 15-07-2008, 01:20
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Welcome Katie,
I wish you the best of luck on the diet.
In the words of kamahl, "why are people so unkind?"
Your work colleagues will be eating their words when they see the weight coming off and then will be asking you how they can get their hands on the diet!
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Old 15-07-2008, 07:35
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Hi there

I finished the program nearly 18 months ago and I still believe in it and have kept the weight off. You will love it.

And Aj is right it is important to have photos (I still look at my before to remind me of where there is no going back to).

Hope you find this the best thing for you. ANd it is great that the kids are involved.
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Old 15-07-2008, 07:45
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Hi Katie

You know what ... you aren't going to find any negative comments here .. we all know this program works ... and we would all shout it from the rooftops I reckon .. hehe.
Welcome to the gang ... this forum rocks .. I update pretty much every day ... and love the people I have met on here .. all of them !!
I keep a box of salada's at work .. actually I have the other girls having a 10am bickie break with me now .. and if I go anywhere I always have a couple of crackers in my bag just incase.

Good luck with your losses .. once you see that scale keep moving .. you will never look back !!

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Old 15-07-2008, 20:04
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Hi folks back again.

Thank you for your kind replies. Great idea stoddy on keeping bickies at work. I will have to carry a few with me, would hate to start deviating. First time is always the hardest right??

Well today was very interesting. Found out I am an emotional eater. Just lately due to study and work I have been under a lot of stress. I had my calcs and med exam today. I was so scared I shook for hours after, even after I found out my results. I passed, I passed, I passed!!! all that cramming helped. Was like the world was lifted off my shoulders . In celebration the girls wanted to go to Maccas and have cappacino and muffin. It was one of the hardest things to say NO! be strong, I cant go because its too early to put temptation in my path. So far I haven't found it so difficult but today, it would have been too hard.

I was very naughty today and weighed myself. Didn't wait until my saturday weigh date. Just jumped straight on and found out I have lost 1.5 kg. wooooohhoooo in only 3 days. I had to text my mum straight away because I was so excited. I guess this progress kept me straight and eager to continue. That 1.5 kg equates 3 med size margarines. When I think of it this way, its like WOW, that much. Gives me context.

So all in all, I have had a wonderful day. The future beckons, and so does my tea. Im starving!!!
Take care all. May your hands always have something to do
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Old 15-07-2008, 22:53
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Congratulations on the exam result, Katie, and also on not giving in to any temptations. It's important not to deviate at all on this diet, and in some ways that makes it easier. In others, of course, it makes it a lot harder.

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Back again to do it all over again, starting from exactly the same weight as last time.
My health is not good and my doctor is predicting all sorts of nasty things if I don't lose weight.
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/
Back again for the support. Still think the diet and the forum are the best ever, but too old to do it again. Now losing again slowly on maintenance diet. Ticker shows next intermediate goal only (5 kilos).



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Old 16-07-2008, 00:14
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congratulation on the 1.5kgs, your doing great - i bet that healped you resist the maccas.. Great results!!!
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Old 18-07-2008, 19:16
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Hi again.

Thanks Aj and louise, yes it does feel great to be achieving what I have wanted for a long time.

Well it has been a very big week. Just finished my 1st week of clinical prac in the hospital. Wooooo so much to learn and so little time. I thought 6 weeks would be plenty but now Im not so sure.

Today I felt very proud of myself. One of the nurses is leaving to go home to Tamworth, and the NUM put on a morning tea for us all. There was cakes galore. So many cup cakes, cheesecake, caramal tarts (you name it, it was there). I had a look, and to my own surprise, felt absolutely no desire for any. In fact they looked sickly. It totally blew me away. Even just a few weeks ago I would have snatched 2 and sneaked back for more. But not this fat little duckling, not any more!!

One of my work/study mates asked me today at smoko, whether the fruit I was eating was filling me up. In all honesty I said NO! its not filling me up but it is enough. After a few little crazy days, my mind is coming to the conclusion that I dont have to feel stuffed after eating to be satisfied. I did have some trouble with day 2 - 4 in feeling hungry, but I think it was more due to the stress of starting prac and my exam then from lack of food.

Anyway it's the end of the first week. Tomorrow morning is my official weigh-in and measuring. I will probably be up at 6am, something stupid like that and wooping or crying at the loss. Fingers crossed that the 1.5 kg stayed off and maybe even grew more.

Somewhere in this forum I read of another cohenite marking her 5kg losses with little charms for a braclet. I loved that idea, so went and bought myself a lovely celtic braclet and 1 charm to commemorate the start of my new life.

Until next time. Take care all

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Old 18-07-2008, 20:25
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Hi Katie,

How exciting, having your first weigh in tomorrow!

Just a tip- wait about half an hour after you get up to weigh, you will weigh less!!
Try it and see, you will be surprised.

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Old 18-07-2008, 23:17
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Good luck with the weigh in, Katie. I hope you soon have a bracelet full of charms.

I find that I'm not tempted by all the things that I used to stuff in my mouth. I can now look at a laden table and think about what I would really like to try from it if I was able to eat anything. Previously, I wanted to try everything, and really didn't taste most of it.

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Started 11/1/08. Lowest weight reached 63.8 kgs on 10/11/08 and 40 kgs down. Thank you Dr Cohen.
Back again to do it all over again, starting from exactly the same weight as last time.
My health is not good and my doctor is predicting all sorts of nasty things if I don't lose weight.
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/
Back again for the support. Still think the diet and the forum are the best ever, but too old to do it again. Now losing again slowly on maintenance diet. Ticker shows next intermediate goal only (5 kilos).



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Old 19-10-2008, 22:44
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Smile Thank you for your lovely support!!

Hi Katie, I have been looking for your diary for a while now but could not find it. I wanted to say thanks for all of your lovely supportive comments you have entered into my diary. Keep your chin up and don't be so hard on yourself with your weight loss, you have sone so well so far, and maybe your weight is just on standby catching up for a little while. Don't loose hope now- you are doing sooooo well and your support on this forum is just beautiful!!

Good luck Katie,

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Old 20-10-2008, 00:31
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Katie, you've been under some stress recently. Stress releases fat conserving hormones. De stress and the weight will fall away steadily again (I know, may be easier said than done).

Yes, I've posted the photos, as you've seen. I almost wish I could bring myself to post the before photos in bra and pants, plus rolls of fat. You'll be wearing a bikini soon.

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Started 11/1/08. Lowest weight reached 63.8 kgs on 10/11/08 and 40 kgs down. Thank you Dr Cohen.
Back again to do it all over again, starting from exactly the same weight as last time.
My health is not good and my doctor is predicting all sorts of nasty things if I don't lose weight.
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/
Back again for the support. Still think the diet and the forum are the best ever, but too old to do it again. Now losing again slowly on maintenance diet. Ticker shows next intermediate goal only (5 kilos).



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Old 20-10-2008, 08:48
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Hi Katie!

Even with your ups and downs, and stresses, you are still doing really well, as you are getting through them all and still losing! Well done for hanging in there and keeping on! That is the toughie!
I like the sound of this OOPSIE as Koh puts it. I think that coins the phrase nicely when you have deviated unintentionally!
The leather jacket sounds like a lovely reward, and I fear it may be too big for you at the end of your journey, but jackets are ok, even if they are a bit too big!
Can't wait to see a pic of you wearing it!

Keep going so well and fingers crossed the medical issues can be sorted!

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Old 13-12-2008, 00:28
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Hi katie

Quickly dropped by to invite you to participate in the New WaterWise Challenge.

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Hope you feel inspired to join in.

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Old 13-12-2008, 15:15
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Hi all

Thanks for dropping by all you wonderful people. As it is just a quick log (someone's home and begging for attention) I'll drop by tomorrow and answer all posts. Please forgive my rudeness.

Week 22 stats are a little crazy. After Intergrating for most of the week and not showing any losses except for a little 100gm early this week, well after an extended laze in bed this morn hehe I dropped a healthy 800gm also (900gm in total). So that brings me in at 64.1 with a droping of 1.75" in the ole measurements.

Did see 63.9 come up a few times, but kept settling in at 64.1 so I'll take the higher. Hopefully it's a preview of tomorrow.

Have a great fat busting day folks.

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Old 13-12-2008, 15:22
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wow, Katie, got love those last minute "decent" drops!!!

Congrats!! You are getting soooooooooooooo close now!!

Very exciting!!

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Old 13-12-2008, 23:41
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Great loss Katie and I definately hope that was a preview for tomorrow!
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katie,
congrats on both your weightloss and finishing your studies. Good on you for eating your apple with all those yummy things in front of you. It's hard but don't want those scales going up again. Hope you have a great time with hubby.
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