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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
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!

HadALittleFaithBaby Sun 19-May-13 11:56:13

Marking my spot.

Luffly new thread! Inspiring thoughts for the rest of the year!

I took Faithlet out for a walk in her pram yesterday and walked 3.57k round the village. My legs ache today but I feel good for it, my plan is to go walking a few days a week and eventually build up to running.

Solo Sun 19-May-13 13:10:42

Well done HALF smile I'm walking miles each day at work now, but I'm eating more because of it sad

Vivacia Sun 19-May-13 14:31:40

Does anyone else have friends or family following a different weight-loss plan and find they talk a lot about the food they miss and wish they could eat? I think that this is why Paul McKenna works for me. I eat what I'm craving and then I'm not obsessing about it for the next three days, let alone end up binging on it.

ppeatfruit Sun 19-May-13 17:17:33

HOORAY AND THANKS FOR THE NEW THREAD Sols They seem to keep coming with monotonous regularity don't dey!!! Sorry sad you're feeling crap.

WELCOME Vivacia grin nice to hear from you I'm sure it'll take no time for you to get back into pauling again! The problem with dh is that he KNOWS I've lost nearly 3 stone on this and he has 6 stone to lose but he can't do the P.M. properly (I wish it was directed at men as well) and keeps starting and stopping all types the 5:2 the Hay diet etc. (not stupid Cambridge Diets or WW or SW ones thank goodness) So he just gets fatter sad.

AAAH bless little Faith\Abby\Paulette !! Well done on your walk HaveA.
Love to everyone!!XXXX I know I shouldn't do kisses like on txts but I feel happy today !!

Rulesgirl Sun 19-May-13 19:46:23

Hi Ladies, well done on the long walk with the pram Hada you will soon be running.
Solo sorry your feeling rubbish. Do you use an iphone? Just that my kids have them and can use them anywhere as they have 3g. Not that I know much about phones. Just thought, then you could keep in touch more as it has a much better personal wi fi hotspot

QueenOfHalloween Sun 19-May-13 21:41:30

Woohoo new thread and i'm on page 1! Thank you Solo

Hi Vivacia Keep fighting that urge to sneak at a look at your weight. I wish i had done but i'm just so used to weighing in once a week that i couldn't resist. I have no willpower what so ever! We're always following some sort of different diet in this house. Before this it was SW. My Mum has now decided to cut back on some carbs to see if that helps. She was doing 5:2. She had a decent loss in the first week but gained in the 2nd so decided it wasn't working. Personally i think she needs to give it longer as i've read that can happen with some people doing 5:2 plus its the health benefits that are the real bonus. I'm always interested in anything that can help ward off illnesses like Alzheimers and dementia. Especially since we have a family history of it. I've mentioned Pauling but she hasn't really taken an interest so far.

I've gotten out of the habit of listening to the CD this last week. I just keep forgetting. Must make a mental note or better yet set a reminder up on my phone.

I am however having so much fun with my new juicer. I've discovered that an orange, apple, 1/2 lemon, few strawberries, 2 carrots, handful of Kale and 2 sticks of celery make a pint of juice and it actually tastes really nice. Which is a bonus given that i can't stand carrots, kale or celery! Woohoo. Going to try adding broccoli and see what happens. My partner worked out that each pint came to 259 calories but i did point out to him that he's worked out the calories just using the whole fruits and not taken into consideration the fact that you don't get an entire fruit in the juice. A lot of stuff ends up in the bin section of the juicer so i think its a lot less than that. Looking forward to trying out some different recipes and trying to incorporate some more fiber rich veggies. I wonder how long juices will last if you place them in an airtight container??? Anyway hope everyone is good.

veryberrybug Sun 19-May-13 23:27:13

hello new-thread-dwellers!

glad you found your way over here too vivacia yes i've got a friend doing scottish slimmers (i think) & she's talking about how many checks something is which she was picking at, finding a healthier alternative but she's still picking at wee sweet things out of boredom i think. she still longs for the haribo she was having before.

glad you're enjoying juicer queen

pp when doing the tum exercise, if i slightly raise my legs too will that help tone (& tuck in!) my lower tum? the bit where the little pot is!

i seem to be getting a bit absent-minded about the eating again as i've realised a little too late i'm a bit fuller than i'd like... also finding i feel suddenly very very hungry like it's crept up on me & i then want to eat faster as i'm soo hungry, it's a real effort to slow down. must listen to CD more i think. any tips on keeping the focus there?

just out of interest, being a new MNer, why do a new thread?

Rulesgirl Mon 20-May-13 00:46:52

Very I think its a new thread because you can only have so many pages on a thread anyway (correct me if Im wrong ladies) and also it re motivates us as it has a different title and sometimes a different little beginning from Solo. might catch the eye of some other lost dieter who needs to follow the light....he he!!
Hows the house guest doing pp?
Queen and Very..I have started listening to the cd again each day as I was only doing it every couple of weeks and I find it reboots me if you know what I mean. I havnt eaten much today or yesterday except when really hungry. I think it works better if you have that daily dose of motivation from Paul. smile

HadALittleFaithBaby Mon 20-May-13 06:37:43

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Morning all! Welcome to Vivacia, good to have you on board.

solo I hope you're feeling a little better this morning.

Vivacia Mon 20-May-13 07:57:19

For me, listening to the trance daily is the thing that I find hardest but makes the biggest difference.

Little things I've found myself doing is starting off with a portion half, or two thirds, the size I'd normally start off with, 'cos I know I'll leave too much otherwise.

Also, if I realise I'm mooching to the kitchen looking to graze because I'm bored I decide to leave it for half an hour and then I'll have something. Half an hour is about right for the feeling to subside and to find something else to do instead!

ppeatfruit Mon 20-May-13 10:44:24

Morning everyone! grin the house guest is fine thanks Rules; he likes his cosy bed (its cold and very rainy here) sad. Problem is we're eating out quite a bit so I have to be careful grin! otherwise i won't be a size 10 for the wedding grin.

I find the muffin buster exercise does flatten my tum. (i do also do some acupressure exes to help that area 'cos I'm an apple shape) it might help if you lift them slightly try it!! When I put my legs right up it flattens the under boob roll of fat !! veryberry

Queen I put fresh squeezed lemon juice or half the whole lemon in my smoothies and juices, that keeps them fresh in the fridge for a few hours anyway!

veryberrybug Mon 20-May-13 12:22:26

thankyou one & all for your words of advice, yes it's definitely time for a bit of rebooting action in my department! biscuit
queen that's a great idea about putting a reminder on your phone, i think i'll do that on wednesday when kids are back at school. i used to have an alarm set on my watch for 5minutes before i'd to go & collect them, just to remind me to down tools & breathe! it worked but i must've switched it off in one of those "i don't have time to breathe just now" moments!
pp heehee i'll remember that under boob roll grin i too am an apple shape, but hoping to be more of an apple core shape (you know the cartoon ones which go in at the middle?!)

i ate my breakfast with my eyes shut today, blimey i tasted it more than ever before! usually i think i've not overeaten at breakfast purely because i didn't have time to!
do they repeat the telly programs sometimes? i thought that might help with the motivation but DVDs cost £42 <eep> & nuffin on youtube sad

QueenOfHalloween Mon 20-May-13 19:13:46

Wow £42 is a massive amount of money Very! Have you checked ebay to see if you can get them cheaper.

PP There's an entire lemon in my juice and just because i'm fairly lazy i was hoping to do 2 days worth of juice rather than to juice everyday but i've been reading online and most people don't recommend that. Which is a shame. The juicer takes quite a while to clean afterwards so was hoping to avoid having to do that everyday. And there's no way i could juice before i went to work as i just leave to early and the thing is fairly noisy and would wake everyone in the house up!

Vivacia Mon 20-May-13 19:39:06

I guess it's not recommended as fruit and veggies tend to oxidate and go brown if left out. Could you try popping it in the freezer on day 1 and then taking out of the freezer before bed so it's ready for day 2?

QueenOfHalloween Mon 20-May-13 23:21:56

Thanks Vivacia I'll give that a try grin

Rulesgirl Mon 20-May-13 23:23:41

Hi Ladies.
pp you know you mentioned an exercise regarding bingo wings....what is it please. I do weights triceps and biceps but is there any way to get rid of that flabby skin that you only get as you get older. I have always had skinny toned arms but since hitting my late 40s I notice that there is a definite shake when I wave.
Is it just cause im carrying a stone and a half in excess weight?
Will it go when I lose the weight? What are yours like now you have achieved your desired weight? Questions questions questions.
Just went to see Star Trek . It was

Rulesgirl Mon 20-May-13 23:39:00

By the way, since listening to the cd every day I have hardly been eating anything. Sorry if I mentioned it already but sometimes when you don't listen to it for awhile I think that you start to lose altitude and forget how powerful the cd can be as a tool.

Vivacia Tue 21-May-13 06:51:56

Weight loss will not remove excess skin. I think quick weight loss is even worse as you don't give the skin chance to shrink. I would have thought slow weight loss, moisturising the skin and toning your arms are the best you can do.

ppeatfruit Tue 21-May-13 09:32:25

Morning all! Ref. underarm flab. Mine are miles better since losing the weight I DID it slowly though and was (and still am) always doing my stretches. okay esp for underarms -;

!. Stand with your arms out straight at your sides then flop down hands and lower arm leaving the rest in same place. (sort of elbows up) then fling up the hands (like Dad dancing grin) to straighten the arms again do this 3 times at night or when you remember,

2, This is amazing for waking you up as well. Kneel on all fours for a couple of moments then put bum right back onto your heels (yr. toes should be curled under and knees apart as far as you can manage) and stretch out your arms,curling down your forehead to touch ground, like a salaam gesture IFYSWIM ( I do it on my bed). Start with 2 of these in the morning and work up to more as you get stronger) .IT IS A FULL ON STRETCH SO TAKE CARE AND DON'T PUSH YOURSELF TOO HARD ESP. IF YOU DON'T USUALLY DO THIS TYPE OF MOVEMENT.

3. This also helps the smoothness of the upper arm . using the flat of your hand starting in your armpit sweep the hand up the inside of your arm up to your fingers (squeeze between the ring finger and little finger) and down on the outer side. Do this 3 times morning and night or whenever.

QueenOfHalloween Tue 21-May-13 11:05:42

Rules Someone on one of my the other sites i frequent has been using Nivea Q10 Firming Cream and a body brush and she says its really working well for her and that her skin fits her body again! Not quite sure how a cream can do all that however it might be worth a shot?

I'm also seeing Star Trek today. It'll be my 3rd visit to see it!

I'm getting so bad with the CD i really need to try and remember to put it on. Thankfully though my appetite has not increased since i've not used it but i'm sure it'll be creeping back before i know it.

Rulesgirl Tue 21-May-13 17:19:09

Viv ......I don't have excess skin but as I have approached my late 40s and the start to lose muscle tone naturally in the arms ( I find). My arms have always been naturally skinny and definded but even they have a bit of movement in the undercarriage now . In my research I have found that as we stop having periods and stop producing testosterone which the ovaries create so that's why older women complain of everything going south. I do weights to address this but toning the underarm is proving a little more difficult. I have never been really overweight, would like to lose a stone now, so don't have excess skin anywhere but thanks for your reply smile

Rulesgirl Tue 21-May-13 17:20:34

Queen enjoy Star Trek. It was my second time seeing it. Looking forward to Hangover 3 next. DH and I have the yearly pass thing so we go as often as poss.

Vivacia Tue 21-May-13 17:27:55

Ah, I hope I didn't cause offence. Wobble due to un-toned muscle is much easier to deal with than flapping due to fat and skin!

Rulesgirl Tue 21-May-13 17:45:55

No Viv. Sorry didn't mean to give that impression. Just trying to get these bloody arms toned. Any help is appreciated. The look fine its just when I wave it notice it. I am a personal stylist and up until the last 3 years my arms were absolutely fine but older women used to say to me that my arms will go eventually. I would look at there really wobbly arms and think......"God I bloody hope not". So you see, I just want to get rid of it. smile

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