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!

veryberrybug Sun 26-May-13 02:03:35

three i'm a total bread & pasta girl too, but as pp said they got luvly muffins/rolls in sainsbrys... after that blourp yesterday i've been totally GF & feel so bright today, honestly i've no had energy like this in ages. i kept thinking "i'm only 37, no fit for the knacker's yard yet, surely?" but today actually felt like doing stuff no just flopping about doing bare minimum no feeling rested after a seat. hurrah grin

ppeatfruit Sun 26-May-13 09:20:10

Morning all grin what nice weather queen? I'm doing some uncharacteristic praying for nice weather in London on Sat. 8th june grin here it's been about 4 -5 C at night and pissing with rain basically !!! Luckily I haven't put my lemon trees outside yet!

Are you in Edinburgh Rules? i remember being VERY cold a few years ago at the festival in August I LIKE it though unless I don't bring enough cardies! I heart Edin. grin

I will have a look at the GF stuff next time I go shopping, is it expensive?

We have had a lovely weekend here is Devon but the day we have tickets for a family day out, Monday, it's supposed to be pouring down! The place we are going doesn't really have anything indoors either!

I still have started listening to my CD again, not really feeling in the right place at the moment. I will give myself a good talking to and will try again tonight.

What do you all eat if you are having a cold lunch or tea? We have sandwiches and picky bits but DD2 and DD3 won't eat much fruit and no veg at all! I'm struggling to think of healthy things to fill them up.

Also Queen do you get joint pain as well as fatigue? Have you been tested for any autoimmune illnesses? It took quite a while for my friend to be diagnosed with lupus and there are times she is so tired she can barely talk.

Hope they find out what it is soon.

Rulesgirl Sun 26-May-13 11:44:49

Hi Ladies....pp I live in Wales. Not long till your daughter gets married. How you feeling ?
Queen..sorry your feeling bad. What are your symptoms. Tell us more, maybe we can help? thanks

veryberrybug Sun 26-May-13 11:53:17

three yes i was a bit shock at the price of some of the GF stuff: £2 for 4 rolls/muffins/pittas so i think making my own could become a more appealing option! nature's valley GF cereal is on 2 for £4 (usually £3). but at least with Pauling i'm no eating much of it!
we don't really do cold tea but WRT veg, i'd recommend making soup: if you whizz it up they don't poke it & screw up faces so much as they can't ID individual veg to whinge about! my DD1 was the fussiest eater & i would just keep putting real food, including veg, in front of her. a few years later she did start eating veg! still slightly begrudgingly, but hey it's going down the hatch! also, our rule: pudding is only an option if veg is eaten. smile

ppeatfruit Sun 26-May-13 13:24:16

veryberry rice krispies are cheaper than Nature valley aren't they? Are you actually ceoliac or wheat intolerant? It's much easier to be just wheat intolerant grin Most Dcs go through a fussy stage you have to be careful not to make a big deal out of it because it can cause problems with disorders later on. (there was a thread about it and quite a few posters were saying so 'cos it applied to them).

Remember we're not members of the clean plate club here! as P.M. says.

rules It's 2 weeks to go and I'm trying not to stress about it grin She wants people to bring cakes and I'm thinking through the GF almond lemon cake she wants me to bring i'll have to freeze it!

veryberrybug Sun 26-May-13 14:44:27

pp rice crispies might be cheaper but they just don't fill me up! i think they're just little circles of air! i like a cereal with different shaped bits in it like muesli/granola IYSWIM, i'm only just finding my way though & stumbling /fumbling somewhat. i don't know if i'm wheat/coeliac? it's a whole new field to me, i was just trying no gluten bread, pasta, cereal as per blood type book to see if it made me feel better, because before when i did the alkaline diet i felt better (no gluten but also no loads of other stuff too) but couldn't stick to it because it was so restrictive & had no meat shock. this time i thought i'd just alter one variable at a time & see what happens. what's the difference between them? can you drink beer?

ppeatfruit Sun 26-May-13 15:32:09

I think if you're an O type beer is a bit of a no no apparently it causes not only beer bellies but beer boobs as well for men! (hops are full of oestrogen!) If it blows you out its probably not a good idea to drink it (I don't mind that raspberry Belgian beer but it's not the norm for me to drink I like cider and have some occasionally, but more often I have good red wine!) that's okay for everyone and beneficial for ABs and Os! Not too much though of course grin

The problem with GF flour and those rip off rolls etc, from supermarkets is that the flour they use usually has potato in it it tastes vile too! The pure rye bread sainsbos do is much nicer and O types are okay with rye thats why ryvita is ok (You DO have to look at the labels though they put wheat in every thing now).

QueenOfHalloween Sun 26-May-13 18:12:21

Hello all.

Recently diagnosed with CFS/ME and have just started treatment with my local CFS/ME centre. But about 4 months ago i started getting numbness & severe pain down my right hand side. My doctor was concerned enough to refer me to the Neurologist for a MRI scan. As well as severe fatigue which is made worse by any kind of activity, i have difficulties concentrating, poor short term memory, word finding difficulties, headaches, dizzy spells, pain, etc. Been off work since the end of January which is really frustrating. Especially since i'm on a fixed term contract which ends in August. I should have been spending this time job hunting. Just so frustrating. Even more so now i've dropped SSP for pay. Its a competitive job market out there so i could really have done without a long period of sickness. Prior to becoming ill in Nov last year i was a regular runner and race walker. Now i can barely walk half a mile without feel knackered!

I was looking for a proper rye bread and found it a real struggle. There's no Sainsbury's near me which is a shame because all the other rye bread are made 50% rye 50% wheat so not really sure how they are advertising them as Rye bread! I've not tried the gluten free pasta, mainly because its so pricey.

I'm still flat on my back from my exertion on Friday. Me and my partner were going to head up to Whitby this weekend but i've just not been well enough and the weather is going to be rubbish tomorrow so looks like we've missed the window.

veryberrybug Sun 26-May-13 19:01:46

pp ok i've done a bit of reading up & i'm not likely to be coeliac because it sounds pretty severe & i think i'd know about it if i was! so i'm testing to see if i'm wheat intolerant. jings crivvens there's wheat in everything! i see what you mean. what i'm confused about is lager beer: miller genuine draft to be precise. it says it contains barley, so does that mean gluten? the blood type bible book says for O types lager & all wine is neutral <cheer!> but is MGD then in contradiction with the gluten-free requirement? confused only once a week if that (often not for a month) 2-3 bottles max, wine one night & the rest are school nights so valerian tea for me!brew
yes i spotted the tatty starch ingredient on the breads & thought ¿qé? confused but though a good baker of cakes grin i'm not well-versed in bread, do you have a bread-maker or can it be easy without? i've no airing cupboard for rising either hmm only ever done a couple of those "bread mix" kits, not from scratch. sorry so many Qs, please help!

veryberrybug Sun 26-May-13 19:10:31

awnaw queen sorry you're having such a shit time of it. big hugs flowers

QueenOfHalloween Mon 27-May-13 00:36:58

Thanks Very There's worse things out there. Its just taking a while to get used to the fact that its going to take me a while to get back on my feet or get used to the idea that it might be a while before i can work a full time role again and that will have an impact on my finances.

Rulesgirl Mon 27-May-13 03:55:16

Sorry Queen sounds awful. I believe that what you eat can affect it quite a bit.

ppeatfruit Mon 27-May-13 08:30:54

Queen sad I agree with rules As you probably guessed! It depends on yr blood type but I'd give up any pork products and see how you feel 'cos no one should eat it. If you're B or AB give up chicken as well and see! it may help you a lot (DD2 and DH think its bonkers but they're both unwell; soo many people are ill and when there's a chance to get better it's sensible to give it a go!)

ppeatfruit Mon 27-May-13 08:33:12

Happy holiday\halftermgrin everyone BTW.

There's no holiday here but it's our anniversary so we're off to the seaside. Hooray grin

Vivacia Mon 27-May-13 18:19:32

Hi everyone, I had my first fortnightly weigh-in and have lost 5lb. I can definitely feel the improvement in my clothes fit too. Unfortunately, I got a bit carried away today eating out of boredom and not eating mindfully. Never mind, haven't eaten any tea and tomorrow's a fresh day.

veryberrybug Mon 27-May-13 18:47:44

well done viv that's a great loss! i've found when i've forgotton to be mindful & eaten unnecessarily that when i tune back in i'm no hungry for tea either! tonight i've just enjoyed me tea but dammit no room left & DD1's made rhubarb crumble with me 1st bag of GF flour - curses it smells sooo good! might be brekky tomorrow grin heehee

pp hope you've had a lovely anniversary flowers

queen buggeration to your double whammy: feeling shit & being skint; is there no justice? sad but you'll get through & we're here for you smile

Rulesgirl Mon 27-May-13 22:04:55

pp did you have a lovely day? Were you spoilt and treated to romantic things???
Viv Yay.....Go Viv...Go Viv...!!!! Well done. Try not to celebrate by eating unmindfully now.......grin
Queen hows you today?
Hows little Faithlett faith?
Solo were you working today? and Hi to everyone else.

QueenOfHalloween Mon 27-May-13 22:13:40

Thanks everyone.

Hope you've all had a cracking bank holiday. I'm completely cream crackered today. OH insisted on a short walk to make sure i got some fresh air but even the short walk had me exhausted, Stupid body! Honestly if it doesn't start behaving soon i'm seriously considering trading it in for a different model. I'm pretty sure i'm due an upgrade wink

Vivacia Well done on your 5lb loss.

I think i shall have to hunt down my copy of the Blood Type book and have a shufty through it again. I'm pretty sure i'm the common type O....

I've not listened to the CD at all in the last week. Don't know what's happened i just keep forgetting. Need to make a mental note to remember the rules. Interesting i was reading one of Jason Vale's Juicing books and the rules he advises to help people keep healthy eating food are almost identical to Paul's. I'm also making an conscious effort to drink more water. I've always been rubbish at it but am trying to drink at least 2litres a day. Just wish my bladder would get used to the extra water so i didn't have to keep going to the loo every 5 mins. I even downloaded an app from the android store that every so often makes a noise like a running tap to remind me to drink more water. Very embarrassing when it goes off in public!

ppeatfruit Tue 28-May-13 09:11:28

AAh I love you lot grin thanks Yes we had a lovely time . If anyone fancies a holiday in Fr. go to La Rochelle and then the Isle de Re (you can fly there from Southampton and maybe other airports) which is just like a Caribean Island with good restaurants, the best ice cream you've ever tasted out of Italy (i had a natural flavoured rose one and maron; total yum!!). AND THE SUN SHONE!!!

Yes Viv I 2nd the congrats on the 5ibs. and the magical thing about this way of eating is you can go straight back on it the next day!!

Queen You sound like you're an O type non secretor. Which is DH and he is a different happier person without wheat and sugar !! Sorry !! But you CAN eat lots of meat, fish veg and fruit; think caveman!! Water is important but not too much grin

veryberrybug Wed 29-May-13 17:11:10

hey pp sounds great, & i'm going on holiday just a couple of hours up the coast from there in four weeks! i like the sound of sun & ice-cream... grin

ppeatfruit Thu 30-May-13 10:23:54

Where are you going to be staying? we are almost 2 hours inland from La Rochelle near Poitiers! veryberry It's a brilliant time to go before it gets too crowded with cyclists etc.! Of course I can't guarantee sun there all the time grin but it has often been better weather there than at ours!

QueenOfHalloween Thu 30-May-13 16:43:05

Mmmm sun and Ice cream, that does sounds wonderful. Be nice to just have some sunshine at some point!

Rulesgirl Fri 31-May-13 05:00:35

Glad you had a great day pp
Oooo how nice very your off on hols to France....lovely.
Hows things with you Queen?
Three did you get your hair cut yet or is it tomorrow?
grin

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