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Hi all. Just checking in. Its been a busy week and hormones have meant that I've been very naughty :-(. My new user name has been very true in terms of my eating habits... I think my new hormones since coming off contraception ttc for dc2! could be very detrimental to weight loss......
I have however made a meal plan for the next few days to try and keep on track....
On a bright note have packed for Butlins on the 8th and this is first time I actually own enough clothes to be able to pack and still have stuff to wear
I used have two pairs of jeans and 4/5 tshirts 2/3 jumpers and that was it I hated clothes buying . But lol now I may enjoy it rather to much but lol least means know it keep me on track as I thrown all my fat clothes out so these gef tight means ill need diet a few weeks can't afford new wardrobe again
Yay johnny well done fab into the 10s hmm rather than kick diet coke completely can you cut it back just have now and then as a treat. Warning though it now seems effect me and a can gives md quite a kick when needed
Think with winter being so flaming long it is harder and find need pick me up .maybe dh Is worried that you feel you failed if Dont make it to goal but then goals are flexible have no clue how you feel till neatly get there maybe remind him on how far you have come
Hmm intresting on calories guess its finding the balance and getting used to it I feel seriously stuffed past few days and like over eaten but suspect I'm still illy around 2000 calories
Thank you icb trouble is my sister. 5 foot nothing and a size 8 and lol we look nothing alike . Though funny enough my boys do ( she was foster sister that stayed is half Spanish and since my boys half Italian Tis easy infact I look odd one out as my mum olive skinned and short to)
But your right think people so used to me bring one size I look tiny compared to how I was their minds not caught up with the new me . Though to be fair I do nog really want go any lower am happy being a size 10/12
I suspect Mondah I may see my first gain but hey go can live with that another bad one today ( friends Birthday ) and I'm out on Saturday night first time in ages and erm It may be my first date in a long time to But I know week after will be good and will get loose what ever goes on
I also need to kick the diet coke habit....I was fecking shaking at my desk today.
I am not upset about my DH and the goal weight...but it is odd...and somewhat out of character. I wonder if he thinks that I will brand myself a failure if I don't get there and then pile the weight back on....
I don't have a smartphone either but I do have the mfp app for my iPad. I only bought the iPad because I broke my foot and was housebound. Having thought they're pointless I now couldn't live without it and update mfp about 3 times a day. You can also use mfp online, but I've never had to.
I have been shocked at the calories i eat in unfilling 'extras' and snacks. Things like sauces, margarine, bread with a meal, salad dressings, crisps, cappuccinos. I'm still quite bad with cappuccinos, I do try to have peppermint tea but it's not quite the same. And I'm still struggling to give up diet coke. Even though there's no calories I know it's full of chemicals and I don't like consuming something I wouldn't want dds to have, but it's such a psychological thing to have a diet coke or cappuccino at a 'break'time.
I bought 2 new bras today. Suddenly my boobs are about 4 inches higher. They've gone down to 36F so I am relatively small!
I meant to comment on your hubby's interest in you going down to 9st7 the other day. I get the sense you're not ok with that. Have you told him how you feel? I think it's hard for men to comment on our weight without getting it wrong. I once asked the classic 'does my bum look big in this?' question and dh said 'i like big bums' thinking it was nice thing to say!
hmm yes you can't complain too much about a bloke for being so blind to your physical shortcomings....
I am still trying to get to the bottom of why my DH is so invested in me hitting my 9 st 7 target.
I am not at all an mfp user...in fact I suspect it of being an app? I don't have a mobile let alone a smart phone...I have been doing the low cal thing by having spent a week counting everything (last sept) and then broadly sticking to that ever since.
Except it used to be no snacks at work...which during the deep winter months became 'a fudge bar' at work...which morphed into a creme egg..etc. etc.
So it is really simple to go back...but I really hadn't realised how the little changes were adding up.
So yes if I expand intake sensibly...by increasing the protein/low GI stuff at meals instead of introducing fudge as a snack I think I will feel less crap on a balanced intake than I have been.
I am also considering the 5:2 as a maintenance diet..
icb10 stone 2 is amazing, but keep going down if that's what you want. Apparently the average person's BMi is 26 so I think we've lost the ability to look at someone and judge what's healthy and what isn't because we assume 26 or more is healthy. That's probably why so many people reach 25 and get told they look ill.
Are you really hungry on 1500 cals? That can't be nice. I generally find I'm full on 1200 although I do have some days where i am starving and even 1500 isn't enough so I go to bed hungry - but not too many days like that. I wonder if you're eating high calorie stuff which isn't filling, I drink practically no alcohol and if I have pasta or rice I'll have about an ounce and lots of vegetables. I also have lots of soup. If I've had a big lunch I'll have a tin of Heinz soup with a piece of toast and no butter (after years of loving butter and marg I find I don't miss it)
I hope that doesn't sound patronising,I know you're a long-term mfp user so can see where your calories come from.
When I was moaning about summer clothes it was cos I'd only lost 3lbs in march and I was feeling a bit frustrated that I can't buy any of the spring clothes in the shop and by the time I get to my target (if I lower it to 10) it might be July and time for autumn clothes again. I so want some new bras and to be properly measured but can't justify the expense. Will probably compromise and get some supermarket bras.
Dh still not said anything although he is being very (tmi alert) affectionate at the moment so maybe he's noticed and isn't saying anything. Actually I think it's more likely he hasn't noticed. I am pissed off but other than that he is a lovely bloke who gives me lots of compliments and did even when I was bigger.
So I have had 3 days of properly re-counting calories...and guess what?
Things had slipped quite a way. <doh>
Down to 10 st 2 now although I think 10 by easter is now unlikely....
On the plus side I can still lose weight if I eat 1200 cals a day. On the minus side I have further proof that eating 1500 cals a day leaves me a) the same weight and b) HUNGRY.
I have no idea how I can keep that up long term
This is about the time I hoped to have finished and be at 9 st 7. I feel a bit down that I still have at least a month to go, but can't really complain as I have lost 3 and half stone
johnny how can you possibly be thinking of buying summer clothes in this weather? By the time spring arrives you will be within spitting distance of where you want to be....I have also found that clothes I got to 'show off' my figure when I was 11 stone look better rather than over large now I am getting down near 10.
human I have drawn a few 'don't lose any more' comments from family but I have my sister to back me up...she has basically been 9.5 to 10 st all her adult life with no fluctuations...so we did some optical illusions of the look how thin I am when I stand by myself and how normal I look stood next to Dsis type to convince people...
got a negative comment at work too...basically whats going on have you been ill? when I said no, I was just getting back to a healthy weight they said, well you won't look healthy if you lose any more.
Banoffee cupcake sounds lovely, I wouldn't have resisted either.i had a mini chocolate hot cross bun from m&s the other day. It was only 90 cals (but came in a packet of 9 so I may have to indulge some more). It's my first Easter related item so it was a rare treat.
I weighed myself and I have lost about 2 1/2 lbs since Monday so I am finally in the 10s! Quite a long way in, 10 st 11.9! About time, I have been hovering above for so long. Mfp also tells me I have now lost over 20% of my body weight since I started. I can't believe it. I'm pretty certain I won't be going into the 9s so the end is in sight!
opps a fall of wagon day started so well and then had a banoffee cup cake i made for school sale to try it and well one bite was not enough followed by a cheese and onion toastie . and erm a 2nd muffin followed the first
but ds2 eaten 4 so i guess can say that they taste good will have make fresh batch for cake sale
Johnny yup I have same issue no summer clothes and stuff from jan not fit anymore even before wore it .I do need new bras but will wait till after holiday
You can pleased your dh coming home and I agree time to relax and were be here
Arghh people keep saying Dont loose any more weight etc look to thin
I'm not planning to loose anymore but sheesh 9.7 -10!stone I'm not exactly waisting away am a size 10/12 . I'm wondering if it is because people are used to me being so overweight that its screwed their perception of my weigh loss
youcan we'll still be here! I find my pigging out days are still more moderate than they used to be so I'm sure you'll eat better than you think. Just enjoy it, this about long term weight loss.
icb well done, it's still a loss. I don't mind losing weight slowly but I have no summer clothes. My clothes fom last summer all went to charity shops. So I feel frustrated that I might have to buy clothes for just one year and have a very small capsule wardrobe. I unrealistically thought I'd be at target by now and didn't think I would be considering lowering that target. I shouldn't moan because I feel amazing but I have always loved my clothes and tried to dress well and now I've given my beautiful babies away and put my most treasured ones in the loft in case I put on weight again
Being positive I bought some tesco knickers last week, 5 for just £2.50. They don't contain much material so I had to have a bikini wax but seemed quite good quality. I really want to buy new bras but just can't justify the cost. Still breastfeeding too, but trying to stop, so boobs could still shrink a lot.