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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.

Solo Sun 19-May-13 11:07:14



Solo Sun 19-May-13 10:45:31

HALF she's beautiful!!! smile

Not tried the VGB yet, no time, but I will do soon I hope I have no control atm, but also feel as though I have no support as I just can't get on here regularly anymore. Feel like my life is out of my control too sad

Anyway, haven't seen any for or against, so I'm going to start a new thread for you all (and me when I can!).

Vivacia Sun 19-May-13 05:58:58

Thank you for the warm welcome. I do ICMYT. I love how in control Paul's diet makes me feel, and how positive about my body. I have recently come back on after creeping up to a size 12 and shouldn't weigh in for another week yet. I'm dying to peek but the warning stories above have helped my resolve.

veryberrybug Sun 19-May-13 01:29:10

rules thanks very much missy! yep you're right i've got it all back in perspective now (never ceases to amaze me how lack of kip makes my thinking skewed!) the inch loss & improved attitude to food cannot fail to be a winner long ...just remind me of that when i have a wee moment please?!

queen i feel for your demoralised state... but fear not, i'll admit i had a sneak weigh last week which i uttered to no-one, & i was up 2lbs then, but since then down 3.5lbs... the up was all hormonal, but i still shat mysel. so paul was right, our weight seems to fluctuate over the weeks & even out long term... i now remember when i was thin & post babies i used to weigh myself only every couple of months & even then it was "oh! it's gone down/up" never judgemental... i'd like to get back to that...
maybe the sunburn's just cos i'm a wee scottish frog!!...naw it wis roastin!!

hada i'm so sorry i hadn't realised your food processor fire was so serious, i'm sorry i didn't mean to have a laugh at your expense at all i'd no idea <caramelise myself in shame>blush once i nearly flambéed our flat & DDs with piles of clean laundry by an anglepoise lamp which switched itself on, i've never forgotten the fear i had (after i caught it quietly smoking) how much worse it could have been, i sympathise fully with the following anxiety. sorry for inapropriate joke. sad

vivacia glad you found this thread too, how are you doing? ICMYT or HGB? nice to hear how others gettin on...

QueenOfHalloween Sat 18-May-13 23:54:57

Rules Very true. Let's see what next week brings.

hi Vivacia Welcome to the board. The people here are really great.

Rulesgirl Sat 18-May-13 22:02:32

Hi Vivacia. Welcome. Lovely lot of ladies on here. Some have been doing this for two years . So are you doing the gastric band or just the PM ICMYT.?

Rulesgirl Sat 18-May-13 22:00:59

Queen you had lost 4lbs when you last checked which was earlier than you were meant so if you hadn't checked then you would have lost 3lbs. Its cause you saw that you had lost 4lbs so now you feel you've put a 1lb on but if you had never checked you would be happy and excited to have lost 3lbs which is a lot. If you see what I mean. God I ramble sometimes.

Vivacia Sat 18-May-13 19:19:37

Hi everyone, I've followed Paul McKenna for a while, but am currently on a bit of a "re-boot". Introduced myself on the gastric band discussion, and then found you.

QueenOfHalloween Sat 18-May-13 18:28:21

Rules I gained a pound sad Felt quite demoralized by it. But i know i just have to keep going. It's only been two weeks and i'm still 4lbs down after all. Haven't checked inches yet as i don't think its been a month yet.

Rulesgirl Sat 18-May-13 14:26:17

Very just looked on the gastric thread and your a star arnt you!!!! Your really helping those ladies. And.....just saw that apart from your blip you have actually lost inches does work for you and well done.

Rulesgirl Sat 18-May-13 02:05:38

How did you get on with the weigh in Queen

QueenOfHalloween Fri 17-May-13 22:59:08

Sunburn Very? I'm still freezing! In fact i was so cold yesterday my lips had actually turned blue!

Weigh in coming up and i'm not feeling hopeful this week. I just don't feel as if i've been good enough.

veryberrybug Fri 17-May-13 21:40:12

ah thanks i get it now. yep supermarket with baby = hard work. i think i went for buying little & often, you know just enough for tea tonight & a few bits. or if i'd to do it now we've got a mahoosive sainsbury's i'd definitely pitstop in the café for BF & sustenance!

OMG i've got sunburn! the same week as hail!! i love this city grin

HadALittleFaithBaby Fri 17-May-13 16:05:31

Name changed.... smile I don't usually have a profile but wanted to show her off a bit. We braved the supermarket today. It was exhausting! Online from now on!

veryberrybug Fri 17-May-13 15:57:21

p.s hada what's "NC for a bit"? sorry, new to MN & no got all abbrevs yet. didn't know 'til today you could have a profile!!

veryberrybug Fri 17-May-13 15:52:44

ooh yep lavender is one of my favourite oils, thanks pp it may entice me to do cleaning a little more often grin & end up all relaxed mmm

veryberrybug Fri 17-May-13 15:49:16

thanks everyone for being nice, you're all absolutely right with rationalising it. that was just what i needed because i was in that horrible place where i felt like i couldn't press the pause button & step back out of that hole i was in, so i couldn't see it for what it was. but part of that was because in the past the body fat % thing has been a help - when i've been building muscle & losing fat so the scales haven't changed, the body fat would have gone down so it gave me confidence that i was at least moving in the right direction! but yes i suppose if i was a size 8 & my body fat said 92% i wouldn't care!!

awww hada faithlet is gorgeous! i love those big eyes just taking it all in!
i'd recommend my dualit hand blender: it's pretty all-singing & all-dancing as you can attach a wee pot to it or a balloon whisk instead of the basic chopper. valuable if space is limited - i couldn't even dream of having a juicer queen as my kitchen's the size of a postage stamp! i'm glad you like embra too, i came here visiting aged 14-15, loved it, moved here when i was 16 & never left! i would never want to live in anything other than a tenement flat i think! well ok i'd consider a mansion in the south of france smile

anyhoo, after some sleep i'm back on pauling form today & <gasp> out in my back green in a strappy vest & skirt - no thermals grin it's rrroasting!

HadALittleFaithBaby Fri 17-May-13 14:50:47

Yes I NC after the fire for a bit. Yes fortunately the insurance covered it all.

Lavender oil? I'll remember that!

ppeatfruit Fri 17-May-13 14:40:55

Yes HadA I think I remember you being pheonix at the beginning was that you? I don't remember you saying how the fire started shock How terrible shock Luckily you were insured.

Yes what I do is put some essential oil of lavender on a micro fibre cloth and wipe the leather furniture and shelves\cupboards in the bedrooms with itgrin it cleans and smells lovely too. (DH is very fussy about smells he likes lavender !)

HadALittleFaithBaby Fri 17-May-13 10:42:51

pp just squirt some furniture polish round the house and it'll smell clean!!

The fire was a random electrical fault but the damage was pretty bad, £16 contents and £35k buildings. Needed a new kitchen (including plaster board on walls and ceilings, same in living room. All new carpets, rest of house needed reskimming and painting. We were out the house 6 months (this was December 2011) while the repairs were done. The worst thing was we were at home in bed when the alarms went off (categorically saved our lives!) so we've had bad anxiety about it happening again...that seems to be getting easier though.

One thing I liked about Curves was that they didn't just weigh you, they did your body fat % and measured your stats so even if the scales didn't show a loss you might still have dropped fat percentage and inches at times.

ppeatfruit Fri 17-May-13 09:09:34

Thanks rules grin I agree about scales i've always been a bit hmm about their power to measure fat!!! that's why I don't weigh much at all and thanks queen

Ref. house guest he's a very old friend who's gay and owns an immaculate house so i started to panic about the dust in this house but I've thought eff it it'll be fine!!!

veryberry You're soo right about the media I learned not to take any notice years ago (think of the way they get all excited about 20 people dying from bird flu when thousands die every year from road accidents!!).

HadA's How come yr food processor set on fire ?!! I recommend the new 'triblade' Kenwood hand held.It's brill!

Rulesgirl Fri 17-May-13 00:51:26

pp have fun with your houseguest. smile

Rulesgirl Fri 17-May-13 00:50:04

Hada she is soo sweet and gorgeous. Well done you.
Very I ignore the body fat measurement on my scale as for everyone in my family they change constantly and give incorrect readings. Same as what it says one the scale with regards to pounds and stones. If your exercising then you are building muscle so you wont always get a true reading BUT there is one way you can believe and that is the measurement with the tape measure or your clothes. They tell you exactly what is happening and you know it doesn't lie.x

QueenOfHalloween Thu 16-May-13 23:37:06

Hada Very cute piccies of your little one. She looks so happy smile Thank you for sharing them.

PP Have fun with your house guest and i hope the wedding comes off without any problems.

Very Yes it was very kind of him. Also came with a copy of Jason Vales juice master book which has some really nice recipes in it. But the actual thing itself is massive! There's barely room on my kitchen side board for it and all the other gadgets we own! Its a bigger kitchen i need now!

It's only one day Very and your only human. You clearly felt crap and you had a blip. We've all been there. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will be able to offer a suggestion on way you Body Fat % is up when your inch loss is down but hey.. Your losing inches. That's great. As i've said i don't know a lot about body fat measurements. I've never owned scales that could read body fat as i've always been slightly confused as to how they do that. Especially since i've seen the machine that looks like a giant egg that they use to test people for studies in. Plus i knew i might get obsessed with the numbers. Just like i do when the scales don't shift. I'm sure whatever has changed on those scales will alter again and you'll be heading in the right direction before you know it. As for the HGB thing not working yet, i'm sure i read on the HGB thread that someone else had a similar problem and then suddenly it just started working for them (i'm pretty sure i read it on the thread on MumsNet) Perhaps this is one of those that requires a a fair few goes before it implants properly. Just remember you can do this and you can get back into the swing of things x x

veryberrybug Thu 16-May-13 20:15:15

hey up everyone

solo how did you get on with HGB? i listened to mines again today & it's still no bloody working envy

queen how sweet of DP! i heard someone on the radio talking about how fab their juicer was & she brought in freshly juiced drink & folk liked it, were very surprised when they found out what was in it!

pp OMG your posh events sound quite daunting, but as a size 10 i'm sure you'd look good even if you wore a tattie sack! but did you have something in mind? possibly highlighting the waist area wink good luck with them.
mm goats cheese in veg whiz sounds ace, i also noted your flax seed/almonds etc in fruit smoothie recipe which i may try. i've been enjoying a mixed ground organic flax/linseed/sunflower&pumpkin seed sprinkle on my cereal...

i hear what youse are saying about overcorrecting with regards to general food consumption patterns, it's the way the media likes to present things i think is a lot of the problem because "KILLER SOY BEANS WILL MAKE YOU DIE!!" or "WONDER BEAN - SOY IS THE ANSWER TO EVERY AILMENT!" is more likely to grab attention & sell publications than "a bit of this is good for some people but not for others, results vary between individuals" IYSWIM!

hada man alive were you making smoothie - flambé style?!! mmmcaramelised LOL

now i would like to request support please! had a bit of a wobble today, really tired & focussing on the negative. lost a bit of width all the way down but somehow body fat% is UP! sad WTF am i doing wrong? found myself emotionally eating chocolate & even when i realised i carried on angry & didn't do the havening comforting thing... why would i do that?? aaarrgh. i'd been enjoying this WOE so much but i just feel like i'm back in the old way so easily <^sobs^> went off to listen to paul (HGB in desperation) cos i thought it'd make me feel better & i'd only be able to eat a peanut & be full, & i just felt <meh> & disappointed after. help!

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