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G'day from sunny Queensland

Postby Blackdog » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:26 pm


I am new.

I have been doing the Betty Baxter diet shake thing for 5 weeks and have only lost 2 kilos, so I am exploring my options. I reckon I can do that well on my own.

I put on heaps of weight after my youngest daughter was born, because I had to take anti-depressants. I was up to about 90 kilos. After I stopped taking the pills, I dropped 10 kilos in 3 weeks, without changing anything else. I got down to 74 kilos through the CSIRO diet and going to gym. I stopped the diet and maintained for a few years (always kind of wanting to shift that extra 4 kilos, but never quite getting there)

In winter 2007 I had the flu for a month and got back up to 78 kilos, because of missing gym for so long! Even when I got back to gym, I could not make the extra go away, so I decided I had to adjust my eating.

the Betty Baxter appealed to me because I find the shakes easier than having to figure everything out for myself. Also, there are different stages of the programme, so that, by the end, you are on all normal food.

It's all good on paper, but just doesn't seem to work for me. I am tired and cranky all the time (even after 5 weeks) and I haven't even lost much weight! I lost 2 kilos in the first two weeks, then nothing since.
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Re: G'day from sunny Queensland

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:48 pm

Hi Blackdog and welcome to the forum! sometimes it takes a while to find what it is that works for us. Hopefully either this will start working for you or you will find what does very soon! In the mean time, stick with those healthy choices, because it's better than giving up!
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Re: G'day from sunny Queensland

Postby MagicGirl79 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:22 pm

Hi there - have you ever used the Calorie King website. It's free to join and you it allows you to track your food intake and exercise daily.

I find it useful because it allows you to really see how much you've eaten throughout the day and how much your exercise counteracts your food intake. Maybe you could use it as a tool to get you started on healthy eating?

Otherwise, maybe you'll just find that all the good advice and support on here is what you'll need to get started and kickstart your year. Good luck with it all either way.
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Re: G'day from sunny Queensland

Postby milkyway » Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:37 pm

Greetings! Welcome to the forum :) I'm sure you'll work out what works out best for you. A lot of this weightloss business is trial and error. Best of luck :)
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