I can't even bring myself to type in my weight because I am so ashamed
I need to lose 3.5 stone before the end of May (going on holiday with a thin friend) I am doing My Fitness Pal (calorie counting) and I am going to do 1200 calories a day. It's brutal I know but then so was the reading on my scales this morning.
You are not supposed to eat them on low carby things as they are very starchy, but I used them in place of potato/pasta (as well as cabbage and cauli) - so could make a chilli or spag bol or something and just have some greens alongside.
I really, really like greens though. If you don't then this advice is probably fucking useless.
I can sympathise. I weighed myself on New Year's Day, only to find that I'd gained a stone since last weigh-in. And previous weight was already on the cusp of obese. I've been using myfitnesspal since the 1st Jan and lost 4lb so far. I like scanning bar codes and the bit where it tells you how much you'll end up weighing if every day were like today is good too.
You do not look like Jabba the Hut. Don't be silly.
BUT I think being completely and utterly pissed off with yoruself is a good motivator - I was so bloody hacked off last year that it made me very determined.
I also found out that houmouss is full of calories. The bloody bastards. CHICKPEAS and it is something like 700 cals a pot (easily demolished in one go AFTER dinner as an 8 oclock snack. NIGHTLY).
Another bit of advice (which is probably against all dietetic advice but still) is to rule out snacking. It made me hungrier to snack. It just revved up my tastebuds. So - I just eat lunch and dinner every day (hate breakfast) and nowt else. It makes it easier (imo, anyway).
I'm also fat. So blimin' fat. I used to be slim. I used to run 10k. Then I had my 3rd baby and it all went tits up and now I'm a blimp. Sadly I do not carry weight well. I look butch and hard. Strange men used to call me sexy, they now call me.....'Chief'. <<weeps>>
My weakness is needing a mouth sweetener after a meal. It used to be chocolate, now it's coffee.
I'm ok at tracking calories and it's the thing that's helped the most. At the end of the day if you eat less calories and move more you will lose weight. The trick is finding the way that works for you v
erm no I can't believe that a few stone on will turn you into a monstrosity. You'll just look like that, only slightly larger However agree anger and a determination not to be a slave to eating is a good motivator. I've always been a binge eater. It used to be how I was all the time (I ahve a fast metabolism - I do not know how I was only 16s6!). I fairly regularly have a day off, fine. But if I binge on my day off I wake up the next morning feeling bloated and full of shame - a bit like I do when I have too much to drink. It's good.
getOrf, I buy the reduced fat houmus, can't tell difference. Co-ops is nice. Someone on the Motivational Monday thread (was it you Hair?) recommended Ryvita, spread with houmous and then thinly sliced cucumeber and black pepper on top. I ahve the ryvita crispbreads and actually really enjoy it. It's now my default lunch at home.