Time to face up to it, starting weight 209lbs (I don't do kilos), BMI 35.7. I've downloaded the NHS BMI tracker app, and now enjoying my last glass of wine that I don't deserve. At least weighing last thing at night I should weigh less tomorrow morning .
Joining - am 5 ft 2 in and 9st 6 today. Need to lose half a stone to get to pre prey then another mythical half stone to get to dream weight.
Managed to drop 8 pounds since beg may by eating the bare min and cutting out cake. Problem is I love cake and would eat it all day long if I could. More self control needed. Portion control and no smacking/cakes is my plan
I'm 15 stone 3 (213 pounds for those USA types) and want to get back to 12 stone (pre-TTC weight). Wouldn't mind a few pounds less but at 5 ft 8 i am never going to be a size 12....real aim is to get back into all my Size 16s.
Starting weight back in May was 217lb, am now 197lb after losing another 5lb this week - yay!
I'm doing a very low carb diet (mostly from veg) and eating only unprocessed food (salad, veg, eggs, fish, chicken etc.). I'm off to see the local gym tomorrow morning for a proper diet sheet and will be having 3 protein shakes a day as well as 3 meals! I need to lose 3-4 stone ideally.
The kids are buzzing over my meal plans for the week. Will be making cheese sauce in a Hairy Dieters stylee on Monday, using cornflour instead of a roux to thicken it all up. I'm going to go buy a nutmeg, as the powder is tolerable but the real deal is much more flavoursome, and with there being no butter I think it will need all the help it can get!
The kids are also rather desperate to try the lasagne with leek instead of pasta, but I'm not prepared for them to do without carbs and I am not making to lasagnes! Instead I'm going to just layer in the centre of the dish, so there's a gap all the way round. Then one proper layer on top to stop the white sauce disappearing into the ragu.
Has anyone ever used carrot in their ragu? I've not so would like some ha d holding at the time, as I'm not a fan of the veggies. I cook them a lot for the kids, but tend to avoid like the proverbial five year old myself >_<
I survived an all-you-can-eat bbq christening buffet!
(it was an afternoon do and I decided that I'd darned well eat what I liked and remonstrate later. Fortunately it was a late lunch do and so over the afternoon I munched two cheesburgers and a plate of rather nice salad : as I didn't then want dinner it was not the blowout I'd feared!)
But this is why I dislike calorie counting. I know that from a maths point of view it provides a disincentive to overeating, but I don't like the "running out of todays allowance" psychology. Also, like LMF, I'd often rather have one bacon butty than five apples, and "low fat reduced" calorie versions often taste vile: I'd rather eat proper yummy cake less often. Once I was offered a slice of "slimming world special cake" which was made with weird bran flour: it tasted vile!!! I'm going to give the myfitness app another week and see if it's earnt its place versus the time i waste typing it in!
Anyway, weight this week is 3 lb down from my start weight, and since I stopped the BFing I dropped 3 lb that i've not included here as bosom weight reduction was fluid rather than lard). So a good start, though I'm aiming for a half pound to a pound a week loss. I'm up to weekly weights if you guys are, someone pick a day. And then maybe the people who like to weigh less often can do every other one or once a month?