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Sole Source Diet - CD/Exante/LL/ANY - 2012 thread 2

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DucketyDuckDuck Tue 15-May-12 09:04:01

This is a thread for all those embarking on, continuing and returning to Sole Source type Diets.

For some of us, its the only way to go. As the saying goes "it works if you work it".

Juma Tue 15-May-12 09:39:26

Hi Duckety, found my way here lol!
Welcome to kitkatkaty - your doing great! I've done SS plus from the start as I don't think I could have gone without real food altogether - I've just started week 7 and have lost 16lbs with 13.5lbs to go.
Hi 5inthebed - I'm afraid I've tended to stick to salads & veg with the protein - where is this recipie for cauli rice & curry? I love cauli so very interested!
Good luck everyone and thanks to DDD for the new thread

kitkatkaty Tue 15-May-12 13:54:07

Thanks for the welcome Duckety and Juma! Am feeling quite positive at the moment about sticking to the plan though I did have one day last week where I was seriously craving pasta and cheese. Although I am doing sole source my consultant told me I could have a small amount of skimmed milk to have in tea/coffee but suggested that i stick to decaf tea/coffee - unsure why?! I have stuck to decaf as she suggested as it really doesn't make much difference to me!

I haven't had any diet drinks since I started nearly 4 weeks ago and haven't really missed them. I have been drinking peppermint tea and chewing sugar free gum if i fancy something sweet. I love the shakes - choc and choc mint are my current favourites and I blitz them in a blender with crushed ice and they are lovely! Not keen on the porridge - all flavours make me gag and I find the soup a bit powerdery. Bars are ok, I prefer the crunchy to the chewy! I find the readymixed shakes ideal for work and for when I have evening classes two nights a week - as there is no way I could wait until after college to eat - I'd be ravenous and college has McDonalds next door!

My worst thing is boredom eating - in the evenings and at weekends I look for things to "pick" at. I have been trying to entertain myself by taking the dogs out for extra long walks and reading. Since I started the plan I've read the Hunger Games Trilogy and all the Twilight books - not sure what to read next so any recommendations gratefully received!

Think this thread is fab, hopefully we can all help each other keep on track!

K x

5inthebed Tue 15-May-12 16:07:04

Welcome Katy.

Ok, so how to make cauli rice and for the chicken curry I fry chicken and mushrooms (in a non stick frying pan and a few sprays spray oil), make a paste with some curry powder, usually a tsp and a half) and add that to the chicken/mushroom. It's rather yummy. I'm having a fish one tonight, so will let you know how it is.

Other SS+ type meals I have are mushroom omellette, tuna and pickeld red cabbage, chilli chicken and courgette kebabs and then the usual proteins with salds/veg.

Well done on sticking with it Soon2. I had to resist amazing cakes today with my sister.

Speaking of which, she has announced she is getting married in two months time and wants me to be maid of honour <squee> so really need to slim down!

DucketyDuckDuck Tue 15-May-12 16:37:26

5inthebed - what a great incentive! You will have lost loads by then. And thanks for posting the cauliflower rice. I had heard rumours but wasn't sure how it was done! Will bear it in mind.

A good day today.

Lots of Love to all

Have a good evening!

Juma Tue 15-May-12 16:47:02

Thanks 5inthebed- so that's served with chopped up cauli I take it? I'll give it a trysmile
Ha ha Katy, I've just read the HungerGames trilogy aswell & The Exotic Marigold Hotel (already done the Twilight lot). Reading does keep me from picking but I have to have a mug of tea with my Kindle smile
Maid of Honour! that really is a great incentive 5inthesmile
Have a good rest of the day

jinx86 Tue 15-May-12 17:24:38


Hoping to have a chat with a consultant on thursday. Really need to shift nearly 6 stone. I have 2 hen nights and a wedding coming up starting at the end of June. lol.

Other than that i'm sick of having to buy large clothes. Reading the other thread, i'm really impressed by how well everyone seems to be getting on with the diet.

Can i ask do you have to see a doctor before embarking on the diet, or will they just send a letter?
My BMI is 36.


laura4jasmine Tue 15-May-12 18:03:14

Hello....found you! Had my WI last night and lost 5.5lbs. I know on other diets that's fab but we always want more. I'm trying to keep reminding myself that AF (Aunt Flow) is here and I should be jumping up and down that I lost anything! We had a great meeting last night there was so many people there (max group is 12 at a time) and it was very positive. The counselling sessions def motivate me and I think they are going to make the dif for me. We had some new flavours to try and the onion soup was sooo nice, can't get over how good this stuff tastes.

Warm welcome to jinx and kitkat this is a really supportive group and I'm so glad I found it. Wishing you loads of luck on your journey.

5inthe what a goal! You are going to look amazing smile

Hope you're all having a great day. I took my ds2 horse riding for the first time today and he is a natural, he just loved it. He has some SN and I wanted him to have something he could do well at and I think I might have found it.

Juma Tue 15-May-12 18:08:57

Hi laura4, well done with 5.5lbs - that's great, and thanks for letting me in on the AF thing!! lol!

hayley2012 Tue 15-May-12 19:30:40

hi everyone hope you's don't mind that i've joined you's on here. I started the CD on sunday. I found it really hard especially lastnyt, I could have actually cried but instead i put myself to bed and fell asleep by 9pm!

Today has been loads easier & ive even had energy tonight! I'm going back to see my consultant tomorrow as I can only stomach the ready made shake. Don't know about you's but the porridge made me gag on every mouthful!

My overall target is to lose 5 1/2 stone. I'm hoping it doesnt take that long as im really impatient but my little target is 2st 10lb as this is what i was before i had my second little boy a few year back.

good luck everyone smile xx

DucketyDuckDuck Wed 16-May-12 07:37:18

Morning all,

And welcome to all, glad you found us.

I am on day 17 - wow! Rather chuffed. Keep trying my wedding ring on, hasn't fit for about 3 years.... not quite there yet, but its a nice incentive. After that my engagement ring will be the next one - thats slightly smaller again.

Juma said and says this and I am gonna jump on the bandwagon. Water is the key. I found it hard to begin with, but now have no problems with 3 litres a day. Keep drinking the water. Can't believe it I used to hate the stuff!

Busy day for me. This child business is quite hard!


kitkatkaty Wed 16-May-12 08:39:06

Hi all

Jinx - I didn't have to see my gp before I started and my BMI was 49! I think my consultant just wrote to him. I was sick of having to buy massive clothes too - I was in a 22 and I thought there is no way I am going to buy the next size up! Especially with summer coming, it would be nice to wear something other than baggy t shirts and leggings which was what I ended up wearing last summer!

Thanks for the welcome Laura4jasmine - I'm really glad I found the group too - I think it makes it so much easier to talk to people who are going through the same thing! And I love seeing how everyone is getting on - 5.5lbs is fantastic, you must be a little bit pleased with that?! I'd be delighted!!!

5inthebed - being maid of honour is a fab thing to aim for, imagine how great you will feel to have lost weight by then!

Hi Hayley - I definitely found the first few days the worst - after day 3/4 it definitely got easier and I'm now in my fourth week and feel absolutely fine! Agree with other comments that water definitely helps - I have sparkling quite often as it fills me up more!

Weigh in day for me tomorrow - eek - hoping for a good result. I feel like I have had a good week but you never know until you step onto those scales!

Have a good day everyone! xxx

laura4jasmine Wed 16-May-12 08:52:31

Morning all!
Welcome Hayley it is hard at the start but you'll be amazed how good you feel by the end of the first week. Loads of luck on your journey smile
Kitkat thank you, I am pleased with my weightloss now, just being a bit unrealistic before. Hope you have a great weightloss to keep you motivated, but as someone said to me, you can't fail to loose weight if you're only eating 600cals a day!
Def agree with the water thing, I aim for 3/4lts a day, it's hard going sometimes but worth it.
Oh, must get the kids to school!!!!

5inthebed Wed 16-May-12 09:32:46

Urgh I am illified. Hav had AF since day before I started CD and am still on with no signs of stopping. Off to GP later to see what is happening. Dreading them saying I've got to come off. It's so grim.

Went to pictures last night and was so hard sitting there not eating nachos as I usually would. Bastard DH had them though <evil> while I sipped water. But I managed it and was fine once he finished.

Jinx, you only need to see GP if you are doing Sole Source or have medical conditions your consultant will list. If you are on Soul Source + you are fine to start without.

Am starting to like the shakes, never liked them last time but they are refreshing rather than having soup all the time.

I find the trick with the porridge is to whisk the porridge before you put in microwave and wait a few minutes to cool down as will thicken. I only like the apple/cinnamon one though.

I think your tastebuds become accustomed to the products as well as they don't bother me now. Day 12 for me now and feeling fab (other than the whole AF thing)

Laura, well done for the loss. You may well have a bigger one next WI once you stick to it, you need to have all the products daily as hard as it may be.

Good luck everyone. Think slimming thoughts.

5inthebed Wed 16-May-12 12:57:12

O joy, have a leaky fibroid . Have tablets to stop bleeding and have a whole load of tests.

On the good side, can continue with CD.

lucyloo0907 Wed 16-May-12 14:26:53

Hi Everyone,

Well its been a hard couple of weeks for me- hence the reason I have not been updating (my gramps died and I nearly gave up sad !!!)

BUT I never gave up and I am finding it so so easy- actually a bit too easy feels weird because I am not hungry at all and dont even think about food anymore- is that normal. I dont even feel like I am on a diet !!???

I lost 6lbs on first week & 5lbs on second week. My 3rd weigh in is on Saturday.

How is everyone finding it? Are any of you doing exercise?

Lucy xx

Juma Wed 16-May-12 14:27:21

Hi 5inthebed, sorry to read of your problems, hope the tablets soon kick in and that you'll still stick with CD. I'm curious as to what the GP thought of the CD, did they comment at all?
When I did SW, I told anyone who would listen, but I've only confided in a few people that I'm on CD. I'm not sure why this is? I think people might view it as a fad diet maybe. I think maybe years ago there was some bad press and subconsciously it's made me wary of telling people. confused
Any thoughts anyone?

5inthebed Wed 16-May-12 14:56:04

GP didn't say anything really. She is lovely and knows I've had problems with weight so she was quite supportive.

I don't really let people know I'm on CD, I just say I'm low carbing if they ask whet I'm doing to lose weight. I think because it's such an invasive diet both physically and mentally we fear the negative comments from people.

Sorry to hear about your gramps Lucy. Well done you for sticking to it though, and well done on the great losses you've had.

Misssss Wed 16-May-12 15:22:26

oooh can I join in too. Someo just tagged me in a facebook photo and I almost cried. Slim and Save from tomorrow. Got a holiday coming up at the beginning of July, Would like to be able to fit into the plane seat with no seat belt extender. Fingers crossed!

DucketyDuckDuck Wed 16-May-12 18:42:41

Juma I agree, absolutely no one knows I am doing Exante. My husband I have just been vague with, he has no idea about these things! He has seen me eating soup/bars and shakes. Just told him they were "special" ones because I am not eating alot to make sure I get all essential vits and minerals. He accepted that. I just don't want anyone to put me off. If I am put in a position where I have to eat, will low carb.

5inthebed a leaky fibriod - I have fibriods but didn't know they could leak - how awful for you. I hope they get to the bottom of it.

lucylou I know what you mean about not being hungry and not being bothered about food. I am at about the same place as you. It does get easier, but apprerently if you do something for 3 weeks it becomes a habit so maybe we are there?

Good Luck to all! DD is waving a dolls nappy at me to put onher dolly, will be a meltdown any second if I don't....

Bye xxxx

laura4jasmine Wed 16-May-12 19:41:05

Evening! Duckety and Juma I'm with you I don't tell anyone about this, all I ever hear is 'oh you'll put it all back on again when you stop'. Ugh, makes me so mad, of course I'll put it on if I go back to eating too much, but that's the same with any diet. I think people don't trust what they don't understand, so I'm just keeping quiet it's easier smile

Welcome Misssss I hated the cabin crew yelling up the plane for an extra seatbelt, I'm sure they loved doing it sad Loads of luck, I'm sure you can do it!

5inthe poor you that sounds awful. Was hoping it would be something simple, but at least you know what it is and you're getting it treated. Great that you can stay on plan.....keep strong.

Lucy you are doing great, I can't wait for the day when this feels like second nature, seems like a long way off!

Had a rubbish day, the kids were on full volume from 3pm till bedtime and I wanted to dive into some rubbish in the kitchen cupboard - cause that's what I always do. Thankfully DH came home early and I served dinner and bolted for the shower. By the time I came down from drying my hair I felt more in control. Just thought I'd come here and read how you are all doing to get myself motivated again. On a positive note, we have a new flavour soup this week and it is so yummy I'd want it even if I wasn't on LL! Take care all and have a good evening x

5inthebed Wed 16-May-12 21:46:20

Duckty, I say leaky, not sure what correct term is. Gp not sure what's going on until she does internal if/when bleeding stops.

I forgot to have my last soup today! Have just had to neck it down before bed

itdidntworkout Wed 16-May-12 23:07:08

marking my place - will read and contribute in the morning.

Juma Thu 17-May-12 09:49:18

Good Morning all! Hope everyone's feeling good and positive todaysmileWelcome to Missssss and itdidntworkout - we can all be fitter and slimmer for the summer with each others' support.
Do you think it's time for a bit of a reminder of where we all are atm? Don't put weight if you don't want tosmile
I'll go first - On Week 7 -lost 16 lbs so far - 13.5lbs to go (size 12 here I come!)
Weigh in for me tomorrow
Stay strong

soon2Bslim Thu 17-May-12 10:13:13

Hello everyone, feeling very positive today, much more than when i started and failed last week!! I feel motivated like i did when i first started this diet back in november and this time i will not stop until i reach my goal!! Well done to everyone still doing it and hope all the newbies here are getting on ok. My consultant gave me two free bars to cut up into very small pieces so when i feel a sugar crave coming on i can just have a few little peices, well i thought i would try it out last night and i think they are vile lol! I get more of a sugar kick from my chocolate shake, dont think i will ever invest in the bars!.
5inthebed i hope you feel better soon, glad you can continue on with the diet.
Juma i think thats a good idea but for me its only been a couple of days and by the time i get weighed on the 1st of june i am having a guess that i would have lost 16lbs, aiming high but i know its achievable! Good luck ladies, have a good day xx

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