The Paul McKenna Thread Number 12. A Simple Title, for Simple Weight Loss and All amongst Friends!!

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Solo Sun 19-May-13 11:04:03

Welcome to thread 12 of the Paul McKenna's I Can Make You Thin weight loss system.

The Golden Rules that will aid you on your journey with our like minded support system are:

1. Eat what you WANT
2. Eat when you are HUNGRY
3. Eat CONSCIOUSLY
4. STOP eating when you are satisfied and full

This weight loss system is about re-educating your body; learning to listen to it and in doing so losing weight and inches. After all, eating a meal is not a competition, it's about enjoying what you are putting in your mouth, but not feeling bloated and uncomfortable (or guilty) afterwards!
Many people have issues around food. Many of us have been brought up by the 'clear your plate' parents of yesteryear which leave us feeling guilty if we leave even the smallest morsel of food, but we are working through this guilt or any other hang up we may have, and we are learning to leave a bit on the plate; return to it another time if we really want to or even feed it to the dog or the bin!
So!! forget diets; they may work for a while, but they aren't permanent solutions. This is a new way of living for your brand new life!! Let's get lighter for those summer clothes!

The Paul McKenna system really works and is easy to maintain.

I've C&P'd our previous threads links as they are helpful.

Here are the book choices on AMAZON which is all you need to get started! they aren't compulsory, but they do help! it's something to refer to and listening to the cd's can really focus you.

This is the tapping technique EXPLAINED - this can be useful to combat cravings.

You don't have to buy the book and CD, but we have found that they do help and somehow they keep you on track, so it would probably be a good investment and will cost you far less than a couple of trips to WW or SW meetings, so do consider having them in your life.

Please feel free to join us, whether it's 10lbs or 10 stones you want to lose.
We are friendly, supportive and successful, but we're not hungry ~ NO we're not!!! so come on in and start living your new life today and make 2013 your year to drop a dress size or several...if we can get into a smaller size for summer, just think how we could look for next Christmas!

QueenOfHalloween Tue 21-May-13 18:13:31

Rules It was great. Just like it was the other 2 times i saw it smile I've been to the pictures a few time lately but don't normally go much so a yearly pass wouldn't be worth it. Although it would have come in handy in the last few weeks as i've been to see Star Trek 3 times, The Evil Dead and Iron Man 3. I think i've pretty much covered the wages for my local Cineworld for the next 3 months!

Rulesgirl Tue 21-May-13 18:16:52

he he. That's why we got the yearly passes. If the two of us go to see just one film a month then it works out then its even. So if we see two films a month then its like were watching it for free. So we try and go once a week and then were laughing.

veryberrybug Tue 21-May-13 21:15:57

rules for a while i did callanetics (very enjoyable, doesny look like you're doing much but boy do you feel the burn! having done weight training too i like something which really works, thought you may too being a weights girl) when i went to the class there were often some age 50+ regulars (many comments about hot flushes etc) & i noticed none of them had bingo wings. the exercise is good & after a while you can do it with a wee weight in each hand. as follows:
1) stand straight, get your pelvis neutral, lift your pelvic floor muscles.
2) hold your arms out to the side at shoulder height (make a big "T") rotate your thumbs UNDER & to the back. lift your arms out behind you, as high & close together as you can, palms up. relax the shoulders.
3) do teeny tiny pulses ~1/2 inch bringing hands closer together, up & down for the 2nd set, teeny circles for the 3rd set. change to palms out (thumbs up) sometimes.
4) do ~100 pulses per set (~1min) & build up.
5) are your arms dropping? keep them lifted! is your pelvic floor still engaged? shoulders still down?
there's videos on youtube aplenty.
i know i can't speak from personal experience as not in the age range (yet) but the other ladies' arms were lovely! & i could certainly feel it working. HTH. wink

Rulesgirl Tue 21-May-13 21:22:46

oooo thanks for that very. will have a go and let you know. People always presume I'm thirty eight so I don't want to ruin their illusion hehe!!

veryberrybug Tue 21-May-13 21:55:44

quite right! grin

Solo Tue 21-May-13 23:33:01

Glad you all found the number 12 thread! smile

Rules I am a prison officer, so no mobiles at work and I just don't have the time anyway. Right now I should be sleeping, but I just wanted to nip in.

Keep up the good work everyone! see you soon.x

ppeatfruit Wed 22-May-13 14:51:11

Those exes. look interesting very but I don't do 'burn' Paul Mckenna says " No pain No pain" grin i refuse to hurt myself deliberately grin I will try them though just more gently!

QueenOfHalloween Wed 22-May-13 19:15:33

Wow Solo your job is hard work! Over the past 10 years i have visited most of the prisons in my local area through work and i'm honestly not sure i could ever do your job!

I am sooo tired today. Had such a bad night. Finally seeing the Neurologist at my local hospital tomorrow and need to get my head into gear as i need to make a list of all my symptoms so i don't have to try and remember them tomorrow. Gonna be hard work.

veryberrybug Wed 22-May-13 22:18:06

blimey solo hats off to you that must be difficult, & quite frankly the idea of it scares the bejabers out of me. between the nature of it & the shift lengths, you're doing well to pop on here at all, let alone set us up a shiny new thread - cheers! smile

pp yes it's always best to tweak stuff to suit yourself, which you evidently know well! when i say "burn" though, just to clarify, i definitely don't mean GO! GO! GO! until you throw up boot camp style (eeuch couldny think of anything worse!) but rather that i like exercise where i can feel the muscle being worked getting tired, you know like when you climb a hill & feel your calves singing? i think it's lactic acid. anyhoo, not harsh & horrible! i tend to think that if we just do what we're capable of (with little effort) our bodies will stay the same as they're capable of that already, but if we push it a little beyond that, then our bodies will be stimulated to change/grow muscle in order to be able to cope with that next time.
did you say you were a type A? i've been reading the book:very interesting. going to give it a try, got some gluten-free bits in & no bacon! noted another avoid for three types was wholewheat bread - recommended as being more healthy by many!

queen sorry you're feeling like shit sad hope you managed to get that list down before you conked. might be worth looking over again in the morning in case you remember something else. good luck with hospital appt, don't be fobbed off by any wafty consultant types, i hope you get a good 'un grin

ppeatfruit Thu 23-May-13 07:53:43

Morning grin veryberry I've got the Blood Type encyclopedia and it talks about different types doing differently with the SORT of exercises they do best with. E.G. I hate running or jogging but as you know I prefer stretches, dancing etc. whereas O types NEED running and weights etc. to feel good. It's fascinating. grin

Afternoon all smile

I haven't been on for a little bit as lots of stress in RL and getting very tired. Found out this morning that some of that is caused by an underactive thyroid so hopefully once the medication starts working I will be feeling more like my old self.

The other stress is coming in the shape of exH and will be much more difficult to solve, though doctor has referred me to counselling for that.

Hope everyone is doing well. My dog eat the last of my mint aero bubbles yesterday and I nearly cried! Back to Paul McKenna tonight I think!

ppeatfruit I have got a copy of the book with your exercises but haven't looked at it properly yet, are there any you would recommend?

Hi everybody. V busy at the moment so I only grab a moment or two every now and then but wanted to mark my place on the new thread and congratulate everybody for being so positive and making progress.

Faith - your lovely Faithlet is gorgeous. She doesn't look tiny, that's for sure. She must be coming up for 6 weeks now (Not difficult to remember when she was born on my Mum's birthday). Any sign of the 6 wk growth spurt? My 2 were putting on a lb a week around this age. It was exhausting!

Solo - sorry work is such a trial and everything feels a bit out of control. I have no idea what you can do about it tbh but we are here for a good moan if it helps.

HadALittleFaithBaby Thu 23-May-13 21:04:39

Hello all!

Grr I had a post all written and it got eaten!

Thank you BBB. I confess I was finding things tough but I left her with my Dad while I got my hair done. An hour away from her and I couldn't get back quickly enough!

She is growing well. I reckon she's over 7lb now but someone today asked if she was a week old?! I guess she's the size of an average newborn. Feeding is still irregular. She's had growth spurts but not much in the last few days, probsbly gearing up for another?! I just get snacks, drinks and stick the Netflix on when it happens.

solo sorry it's pants, hope it improves soon.

Sorry not to Name check much, got a hungry baby to feed again!

QueenOfHalloween Thu 23-May-13 22:50:18

Hi everyone.

Consultant appointment was pants. It was more like an interrogation than a consultation. The only thing he didn't ask me outright was whether or not i was faking it. He begrudgingly authorized an MRI scan but told me he doubted it would show anything up. Then at the end told me "your not crazy, your symptoms are real but probably not connected to just one thing" So how come you've made me feel like a fraud for the past half hour????? Felt really peed off. Even more so when he said he would see me again in 6 months! Got to ring on Tuesday to make appointment for MRI and i know this sounds ridiculous but i almost hope something shows up so he takes me a bit more seriously!

Eaten way too much today. Back on track tomorrow (hopefully!)

QueenOfHalloween Thu 23-May-13 22:52:04

Oh i hope everyone else is okay!

ppeatfruit Fri 24-May-13 09:23:02

Morning all !! yes threedaughters There is a lovely one that along with helping the thyroid also does wonders for double chins!!

1. You gently (very gently to start with!!) hold for 10 counts either side of your adam's apple with your thumb and forefinger. Then massage (again very gently to start) for 5 counts.

2. Repeat under your chin and then at the base of your neck. That's it; it's amazing because if you get those tickly coughs it also helps control them.

I know how annoying it is to type a good message and then they go offline before you can post it HadA grin

I bought another dress grin for DD's wedding yesterday its lovely (from a depot vente the french version of 2nd dress agencies). It's designer full length with a linen underdress and lace overdress strappy!With a full length sleeveless coat made from the same lace! It's a rough type of lace in a cream\beige colour difficult to describe and sorry I can't link!

I love those places 'cos complete with shoes and a necklace it was under 150 euros!!!

ppeatfruit Fri 24-May-13 09:28:43

Nice to hear from you BBB. I forgot to say I tried on 'fascinators' to match the above dress they really looked weird (like little piles on the side of your head!!!) so I bought a more normal hat that'll do something useful stop the sun from burning me (I'm very fair).

veryberrybug Fri 24-May-13 16:43:37

pp ooh dress sounds gorgeous. you could always use the linen underdress to wipe your tears of joy if you find yourself caught short bubbling without a hanky! grin
in the blood type book i've got there's a section at the end of each type's chapter on exercise, yes very interesting. read one & thought "sounds just like my mum" i'll need to check!

hada aarrgh! snap! i just had the same losing a post frustration when ipad ran out of charge <grrr>. don't worry about folk thinking faithlet's just newborn, my DD2 was like fairy gossamer (6lbs at birth & always petite, bottom of the centile etc) & she's always thrived, as i'm sure faithlet will. just different build to the wee bruisers!

queen urg your consultant sounds shit! clearly bedside manner isn't in the finals. hope you get somewhere soon. my sis is having lots of yucky random symptoms, off on the sick from work, & finding that NHS just want to give her pills which don't solve anything & have crap side effects, so she's increasingly going down the complementary therapies route. appreciate your angry

three sorry you're having stress too. sad

i've had a week of thinking i was doing away quite nicely & then keep getting caught out having totally & utterly forgotten something really important, it comes to light in front of folk & i've felt like such an idiot blush but glad to say i managed to stop myself reaching for the cake while i was kicking myself & did the havening tapping thing.yey!
i've been GF for a couple of days now & no really noticed any difference, then ate something with gluten flour this afternoon & within half an hour my stomach ballooned - honestly like someone took a bicycle pump to me - & i've had terrible wind ever since! (sorry if TMI!) but it never happenned before when i ate the same thing 4 days ago? any ideas? confused

Rulesgirl Fri 24-May-13 22:05:44

Hi All, Threedaughters did you get your hair done and if so, how does it look?

ppeatfruit Sat 25-May-13 08:46:12

Your body is probably reacting differently to gluten because it was getting used to being GF! veryberry It also makes me all droopy and lacking in any energy ( I had a croissant while our houseguest was here it wasn't worth the aftertaste though)! You know I hadn't thought about the fact there are no pockets in it my dress or the matching coat. I've got a cute handbag though! Any advice on getting a gentle fake tan anyone? I'll have bare arms and shoulders (totally not like me DH commented lol)!

I'm very cynical when it comes to the medics. I keep far away from them I just follow the blood type (i'm the healthiest person I know !!!)

veryberrybug Sat 25-May-13 10:33:09

thanks pp that makes sense, i did feel like a wrung-out dishcloth all afternoon too. i suppose my body couldn't shout that loudly every time when i was putting gluten in 2-3X/day, but given the space it did. still quite startled, i though GFness took months & years to work!
sorry i can't help with fake tan, i can't help myself but bare shoulders whenever i feel a warm enough ray (but DD1 commented when i was in the bath that i looked like i was wearing a white vest!)

Veryberry thank you. I have spoken to the doctor and he is referring me to counselling, I need to find out why I allow my exH to make me feel so guilty!

I was speaking to someone who has coeliac and he said that when he eat glutton before being diagnosed he felt unwell but if he eats it now he is a lot worse. I feel tired and bloated after eating so might try stopping for a bit, though bread and pasta are my favourite foods!

I haven't had my hair cut yet due to lack of money! I get paid on Friday so will try and make an appointment for Saturday morning. Though DD2 was crying when I dropped her to gymnastics this morning!

ppeatfruit Sat 25-May-13 13:21:59

ThreeDaughters I haven't had 'normal' wheat bread or pasta for ages You can get rye bread and ryvitas etc. in Sainsbos also there is nice rice pasta lots of types of wheat free stuff in HFShops. I also make my own bread which is cheaper of course I use spelt and Kamut which are low gluten ancient wheats; DH is alright with them but he becomes an exhausted bad tempered old bugxxx when he eats wheat grin

QueenOfHalloween Sat 25-May-13 17:42:22

Just marking my spot. Feel too tired to comment on much today. Hope everyone is ok and enjoying the nice weather that will apparently have buggered off by Monday!

Rulesgirl Sat 25-May-13 20:33:25

Are well......you see Queen ....I live in a holiday area and its lovely weather for all the tourists that have come up. And then they can go home again.

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