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Happy New Year! Happy New Paul McKenna Thread Number 11. Healthy Weight Loss Without Restricting Your Enjoyment Of Food! Come Join The Paulettes For Support And Chat.

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GoodKingWenSOLOslas Tue 01-Jan-13 03:58:46

Welcome to thread 11 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
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.
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 might 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!!

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 OH 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.

Dottiespots Tue 01-Jan-13 06:18:15


Dottiespots Tue 01-Jan-13 06:19:32

Or......hello in English

OComeAllYeFaithBaby Tue 01-Jan-13 07:27:50

Howdy Paulettes!

ppeatfruit Tue 01-Jan-13 10:58:45

OOH FANTASTIC NEW THREAD TITLE WELL DONE AND MANY THANKS SOLO!!!!!!! ALSO HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!!!! thanks BBB it was a lovely 'do' and they even did a great deal of the washing up shock

aws If you have listened to the P.M. C.D.s he refers to an experiment done in the 2nd W.W. In which the guinea pigs (human of course) were fed a 'starvation' diet of 1500 cals. !!!!! You are eating much too little!!!!

Deafworm Tue 01-Jan-13 13:17:27

Wowee thread 11, I can't believe it's been 2 years since I asked if anyone fancied joining me following this system!

Now you've heard this before but I'm back to following the programme and keeping up with you all. 2012 was pretty rough, my marriage nearly fell apart (time will tell on that score) and my ( at the time) 10 week old got 2 successive chest infections it took 6 weeks of no sleep and serious worry (as well as steroids, anti biotics and nebulisers) before he began to improve its been nearly 8 weeks now and he's slowly heading towards health and a reasonable sleeping pattern that doesn't involve getting up at 3am daily! I did way too much comfort eating through both of those periods but I'm confident nowhere near as much as I would have pre Paul!

So 2 years on I've lost the grand total of 4lb but after a year of pregnancy, newborn and life stresses I'm actually quite pleased bizarrely. It's time to crack down now though. I will be 29 in 20 days and I don't intend to see in my thirties this size, I'm done having babies so there's no excuse now. So by the 31st December 2013 I want to be 10st, that's 6st 9lb to go!

Good luck and happy new year to you all (please excuse my self indulgent rambling grin )

GoodKingWenSOLOslas Tue 01-Jan-13 14:02:29

Happy New Year everyone! glad you like the new title. I tweaked the opening post a bit too smile

Welcome back Deafworm it's great to hear the determination in your post, so well done!!

I can't believe that it is two years (next month) that we went to the seminar! I mean, where has that time gone exactly?!! My Dd turned 6 on Boxing Day, when she really should still be just 2! I can now say that NEXT year I will be 50 shock when I really should only be 35 grin.

I have been posting rather late as some of you may have noticed, but I now have to get back into 'normal' to see to the Dc's in a weeks time and then to get back to work sad . I have a hell of a lot to get done over the next two weeks, so I may not be around much, but I am watching and looking to you all for inspiration as I am still in need of losing at least another stone! I so want to go back in my uniform, that is still hanging in my wardrobe!!!

So! I will make an effort to post, but not sure how often and if you see me on here after midnight, please tell me to bugger off to bed.

I really hope that 2013 is the year that we all finally feel at home with ourselves and join pp in 'maintenance'. Happy New Year Everyone!!!

ppeatfruit Tue 01-Jan-13 14:19:21

Deafworm grin fantastic to hear from you; well done for the New Year's resolution!!

Deafworm Tue 01-Jan-13 15:24:27

Thanks solo, I am determined you are right. I'm actually quite looking forward to my 30's and having slightly more independent children as they get older, hopefully qualifying as a teacher and I'm sure plenty of other adventures, I don't intend to be slow and tired all the time, I want to enjoy myself. The last 2 years have flown haven't they, dd3 was 18 months and ds (I didn't even imagine I would get a ds) was just a plan! The seminar has had lasting effects for me even though the weight hasnt come off in the way id hoped at the time, it did for a while and i was the fittest ive been since my teens late on in the year but ds pregnancy took its toll on that score. i feel so much happier in my own skin now though.

When is your birthday? Maybe we need a big birthday meet up seeing as we have at least 2 milestones next year! I'm sure you can lose that stone and get into your uniform, good luck

Hi pp, I did restart on November 1st but Alex fell ill on the 9th and I came to the conclusion weight loss wasnt that important in the grand scheme at the time. He's getting there now (well actually he's on our rug being 'loved' by his big sisters!) so off I go....again! How are you?

ppeatfruit Tue 01-Jan-13 18:31:18

Thanks solo I hope everything is going well on ALL fronts IFYKWIM (nudge nudge wink wink. I know exactly what you mean about time though. grin

I'm really well thanks deafworm I DO need to hit P.M. a bit harder again after Xmas and N.Y. but it doesn't take long to lose the muffin top grin as long as i'm vigilant. I take nettle supplements after a toxin blow out and it works well!

BigBaubledBertha Tue 01-Jan-13 19:56:44

Happy New Year!

Just marking my place.

New leaf, new start etc etc needed.

I need inspiration!!!

Dottiespots Tue 01-Jan-13 20:02:58

Hi Ladies and thanks for the new thread Solo, thanks PP for the information and thanks BBB and everyone else. This thread I am beginning to realise really is quite brilliant in helping people keep on track with their PM mindful eating me included. Your right that under 1500 cals per day is not alot so hopefully by keeping the diary I can see what I eat and how much. So Solo, are you fifty next year? How do you feel about that then.

ppeatfruit Tue 01-Jan-13 20:59:37

Aws you're very welcome to the info smile. BTW once you're properly 'into' the P.M. WOE you won't need a diary; I've lost nearly 3 stone and have never counted a calorie in my life!!!

BigBaubledBertha Tue 01-Jan-13 23:43:38

You don't have to calorie count with a food diary. Some of us don't realise we eat as much as we do but if you have decided you have to record it then you learn to pay more attention. I suppose really it helps with the mindfulness so it can be a sort of a preliminary step to the PMcK way of eating. Once things weight starts shifting then you know you are on the right tracks and you won't need it.

By the sounds of it though, it does sound like you aren't eating enough although one day of 900 calories will be alright so maybe you do need to continue with the diary a bit. It only becomes a problem when you do it every day. The basis of the Alternate day Diet for example, is that you eat very little one day and eat normally the next and it is very effective as a way of losing weight so one day of v low calories is helpful in that instance. It is a shame that you can't live that way indefinitely because it works and is actually very good for you, just horribly extreme and not compatible with normal life. <<sighs>>

Dottiespots Wed 02-Jan-13 01:18:45

Thing is with the Alternate day diet though is that you back in th diet mentality which screws your head up again doesnt it.

GoodKingWenSOLOslas Wed 02-Jan-13 02:04:53

smile I will be 49 in March Deafworm
I actually hated turning 30, but have found all birthdays (read age) since then absolutely fine tbh. Not sure about being 50, but I plan on a big party and you can all come if you would like and are able to smile
I'm very lucky in that I can pass reasonably well for 35/36 most of the time. Good genes and good skin from both sides.

pp I saw the new man on Sunday and we just sat in his place talking. We seem to talk about work all the time, so I'm determined that next time, we will find out more about one another. I've been single for so long and felt very guarded for the same that I'm not really sure if there is chemistry between us or not. I guess it could develop, but I'm not feeling any at the moment. I'm not a jump into the sack with any old guy type of gal, but I'm wondering whether that might actually jump start the chemical reaction IYSWIM? blush any thoughts?

Dottiespots Wed 02-Jan-13 03:19:36

Hi Solo....Im 51 but like you people are very surprised because they always think im in my mid thirties too. Sure is good for the ego. I have found that after forty its definately harder to shift the weight. Its true what they say about middle age spread....whoever they are!!...As for the man...mmmm. dont know ....sometimes sex can awaken the passion and sometimes it can tell you that you dont find him attractive. But...your definately entitled to do whatever you want now as when I turned 50 I decided that I was old enough now to make choices that are daring. The only one Ive done so far is to leave my job....I ran a small boutique and did personal styling but the boss was a big user so I left. Looking for something else now though. Would like to work in Next I also studying with the OU this year ....doing a course in Management.

BigBaubledBertha Wed 02-Jan-13 10:58:06

Well precisely aws it does mess with your head - well not so much mess with your head - it just becomes really hard work. I did it for a while. Lost 2 stone too but I couldn't keep up the discipline - I ate more and more on the down days and didn't adjust the up days. It is a shame as ultra low cal diets are found to improve your life expectancy and general health but of course you live a miserable existence for ever more which kind of makes you not want to live longer in the first place.wink I think we all do better to get some balance.

All I was saying is that you said you ate 900 calories one day and others were saying that it isn't enough but if you were eating normally and this was unusual then by itself it wouldn't be stopping you from losing weight, it should have helped. It would only stop you losing weight if you were only every consuming 900 calories.

BigBaubledBertha Wed 02-Jan-13 11:13:47

ever not every.

Solo - I think by the 4th date, if you feel the urge to test the chemistry, why not? It wouldn't be too daring or judge worthy (if anybody felt that way inclined which they shouldn't because it is none of their business). But it sounds like you feel you need to know more about the guy first and you aren't ready to let your guard down yet. Of course I only have what you say to go on but that is what it looks like to me, from the other side of a computer

ppeatfruit Wed 02-Jan-13 11:24:54

So kissing isn't a euphemism then sols? I wasn't sure grin wink That is a very sensible way to be esp. as you have had rotten luck with men.

aws i'm nearly 62 OMG I can't believe it! I mentioned it 'cos the Paul Mckenna has shifted the weight that had gone on slowly over many years and i thought was going to be VERY difficult if not impossible to lose grin esp. with DD1 saying things like "Oh it's fine to not worry when you get to your age!" I'm SO pleased I didn't listen to her!

GoodKingWenSOLOslas Wed 02-Jan-13 16:02:58

<sharp intake of breath!!> No!!!!!! no, not a euphemism at all pp good God no! It may have been if there was immediate chemistry but there wasn't.

I wish I was that stone lighter. I might just feel more like jumping his bones...but I'm not going to dash into it. No, I've had too many arsehole men in my life so far to want another one.

ppeatfruit Wed 02-Jan-13 16:14:17

Yes exactly Sol but why would you have to be stone lighter? Either he turns you on or he doesn't IFYSWIM grin

Dottiespots Wed 02-Jan-13 17:04:44

Hi Ladies....Solo....I think I would have to agree with pp on that one...if he really turned you on then you would just be desperate to go for it wouldnt you? Do you fancy him Solo?
BBB...did you put the weight back on again after the alternate day diet? I do a nod to low carb myself as carbs dont like me much and I know that bad carbs are not good health wise.

PP. how old is your daughter? Mine is 22 and she eats what she wants, when she wants it and stops when shes full. Shes always done it without thinking. I made sure that my kids didnt grow up with food issues like me so it was interesting to see the way they ate. They are both slim and no food hangups.

ppeatfruit Wed 02-Jan-13 17:28:25

My eldest is nearly 33 shock and youngest hmm is nearly 30 they DO have a few hang ups (more to do with DH's genes I think 'cos we tried to bring them up without any (no force feeding or empty plate club behaviour). But my DM has dieted all her life ASFAIK so I've inherited her hang ups I suppose and they've rubbed off bit on them, our youngest DS as well is a bit strange around food.

But IMO due to modern foods what is normal ? As you say most carbs are just empty calories,There is an amazing book out called Wheat Belly by William Davis M.D. which says it all about wheat;DH is terrible with it and it exhausts me. So we try to keep away from it which is difficult in France as you can imagine grin

Dottiespots Wed 02-Jan-13 18:16:49

Hi pp...yes I have bought Wheat Belly but have only just started reading it. I have read alot about how carbs (mostly bad carbs ) are responsible for alot of the diseases that are around as well as allergies and also one of the main reasons for people being overweight. Do the French actually eat alot of carbs on the whole though? I feel very tired and sluggish after eating cakes and biscuits so try to avoid them and get tummy aches too.

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