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MOTIVATION through the power of non scales victories

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All welcome smile losing weight and being healthy through the power of motivation (particularly on Mondays)

Like the new title. Thanks SPB. grin

Aargh thanks for fixing the link, my phone was refusing to load the full thread to let me fix it. It was also responsible for the gremlin space angry

reastie Tue 12-Feb-13 19:27:05

Marking place

thanks SPB

grin I'm just glad someone else did it.

KatoPotato Tue 12-Feb-13 20:08:06

Brillso, love what you've done with the place!

So how is everyone doing? Will catch up with big thread when I'm back on the computer. I tried to look at the dress bit gave in. Sounds like were all having lots of nsvs!

I forgot to mention one I had a couple of weeks back. I dropped my phone into my lap when I was perched on the sofa. Apparently my thighs now have a gap.

Tobermory Tue 12-Feb-13 21:53:13

Aha.... You lot look familiar! Found you.

Just checked in -and-- had a bit -of-- a grumble on the old thread. Will try and start here with a more PMA!

Tobermory Tue 12-Feb-13 21:55:38

SPB - thigh gap.... Impressive!

My NSV- mrTobermory had to put two new holes in my belt as it needed to smaller. Woohoo!

eightytwenty Tue 12-Feb-13 22:21:22

Hello and great title.

Just debating start of lent after 2.5 pancakes (and could've had more), and yummy beef stroganoff! Did do an hours swim in the middle. But really do need to get a grip on inner greed. Have found my exercise mojo. But still have work to do on food front.

Here I am, thanks for the new thread (I still haven't worked out how to link to a thread on the appblush it keeps sending me to the mobile site)

I did some gardening in the afternoon so felt very virtuous, having resisted cake at the cafe and only having black tea. Also, last night was the first night of Gang Show with an audience, it went very smoothly and my arms got a good workout opening and closing the curtain. I spoiled all this good work by eating a cupcake and two small pieces of millionaire's shortbread in the eveningblush.

KatoPotato Wed 13-Feb-13 11:43:27

We're thick with snow!!!

Lots of snow falling all day, but not really settling. It's so beautifulsmile.

You see I think it's bloody miserable and we're looking at the same weather! grin

That could be because I'm cleaning a loo and not writing a book. Doesn't really get the creative juices flowing.

Not having a bad week so far. I passed on pancakes last night but we ended up with pizza instead. blush

That's the only thing I shouldn't have had though so I'm hoping to still be ok by Monday.

I had such a good writing day, I'm now at almost 16.5k, it'll be done in no time at this ratesmile.
I was also too taken up by writing to eat, had some pasta, pesto and sweetcorn at 1ish and have finally made a cup of tea now.
The pretty snow has now turned to rain thoughsad.
What is everyone up to tomorrow for valentine's day?

KatoPotato Wed 13-Feb-13 15:14:14

Impressive word count IMST, it's turned to rain now here too.

No valentines plans, we don't 'do' it but DS brought home a paper heart from toddlers and I cried and cried!!

reastie Wed 13-Feb-13 18:16:02

IMST glad the show went well. I was ass stage manager once for a local play and loved doing all the set changes/pulling up and down the scenery etc. Btw I knew you were writing something but I don't actually know what you're writing - care to fill me in as I'm intrigued <nosy>

Not much valentines plans here either. I'll get DD to make DH a card and I'm aiming to do a healthy roast (if there is such a thing!) for dinner. Need to try to pop to the shops tomorrow to buy some chocs for DH.

Turns out my amazing 3 lb loss last week wasn't so amazing, DH moved the scales when hoovering at the week end and it's meant the scales have been measuring everyone 3lbs lighter, so really I was just on a maintain <sighs>. And I thought I was doing so well!

steppemum Thu 14-Feb-13 01:16:47

Hi everyone, some great results appearing. Love the dress Kato!

No weight loss again this week, but i struggled to keep going last week. I need to have a think about how I am doing it. I think I need to go to fewer calories per day but allow myself a treat day, then I can look forward to that.

Very struck still by this whole thing of emotional eating. Good day - easy to diet, bad day - desperate to eat (anything really!) Anyone else had success in unpacking any of that for themselves, and how did you do it?

What are you writing IMST?

Reastie at least you found out now and didn't just get a mysterious 3lb gain next week.
Steppemum if I feel like emotional eating, a bit of dancing, a walk or a cycle usually sorts me out, as exercise makes me happy, then I can have a drink of water to make my tummy feel full.
I'm writing a short story for young adults, called "the Strangeling's Tales", it's like Grimm fairy tales, quite dark but folk tale language style.
Eventful evening last night, I missed the second act of the show as I had to take DS to A&E. He blanked out on the way to the stage, and bounced his head off the concrete floor, then lost consciousness for a while. He's fine now except for an enormous bump, but quite shaken by it all.

Oh my god IMST. I hope he's ok! shock

Are you keeping him off today? Do you want me to take dd to school?

He's fine, just needs a bigger hat for a while! DH is off today anyway and will walk DS to school and explain the bump to the teachers. DD school run as usual.

No probs. Awful for you all though. sad

Oh no IMST - are they still looking into why this happens?
Glad he's OK today but it must be so worrying.
reastie sad to you found missing pounds...tell your DH to leave your scales alone!!

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