NOW or NEVER, NO EXCUSES weight loss part 2

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Goldidi Sat 29-Sep-12 14:06:05

We've nearly grown out of the last thread here so i started the new one.

We're all doing different things but we're all here to support each other on the journey. We kick each other when we need it and offer sympathy when that's more appropriate.

Thank you Goldidi - here's to making more progress! Come in friends and newcomers....You are most welcome.
thanks

ICBINEG Sat 29-Sep-12 14:13:09

crashes on the couch of potato and looks sullenly at the pile of refrigerator cake she made for a cake competition and now doesn't know what to do with.

tiggy114 Sat 29-Sep-12 14:26:36

Marking my place on the new thread. Not looking forward to weigh in this week sad

Crashes in hides the crisps and chocolate no not round my mouth must been chocolates kiss of ds3

Sounds very familiar . I struggled with friendships due to moving and childhood experiancr si am struggling meet people here and especially ones feel I can trust , very much the outsider . Thank deck for Internet or think I lost the plot

Cant imagine how hard it is with DH away . But talk yell or cry away on here as much as you need to .
ICBM

Can send you a human dustbin he take care of any cake .

rowingboat Sat 29-Sep-12 19:24:09

Hi all, ooh new thread! smile
So yesterday - nightmare! You know that Macmillan coffee morning? Well, let's just forget yesterday! blush
So today then, going better. Just went and bought some weight watchers caramel mallow wafers 55 cals and actually quite nice. This from somebody on a diet, so bit desparate. Pound land have quite cheap slimming stuff, also bought some Cadbury's highlights chocolate drink for, well a pound.
So quite hungry as usual, but have used up the day's calories except for 15. Hmm piece of licorice perhaps.
YCRMB you sound fed-up. Is today a better day for you?
I have just started af so feeling like eating a large chocolate torte, but that's life! I hope I, have actually lost some weight after this.
How is everyone?

I won't be weighing Monday...I haven't been too good today either. If I see a bad result I may fall off wagon completely so in order to crack on I am not going to let a bad result stop me. Will weigh the following monday once I have got a FUCKING GRIP OF MYSELF!!!

GOOD luck my lovelies

rowingboat Sat 29-Sep-12 19:37:56

YCRMB Oh dear! I know what you mean about feeling as if it would throw you to not have lost. Could you do a couple of days at normal calories, round 2000 to get rid of the hunger then go back to it? I am doing 1500 a day and I'm hungry so to be on 1000 must be unbearable.
You are doing your best so don't give yourself a hard time, it won't help your mood to beat yourself up. It's just a step back for now, but you have taken so many steps forward that you are forgetting. Remember how well you have done, and you have been taking such good care of the others on this thread you deserve a pat on the back!
Take care of yourself, you deserve it.

Sorry crappy week youcan but hopefully a better week next week . I try to look at mine over a month total rather than a week so I'd one week I don't loose or not enough or put on I know I still got time to make it up ( first 5 days was ok then had two days of and ate rather well as away no kids and food included at conference came back and found put bit on . but did not panic as knew had 3 weeks to get it of and to loose my monthly goal loss

Rowing boat you and me both in the calorie thing in seriously considering going to bed once Dd in hers . Ds1 and ds2 can go to bed when ever ( 19 and 15) so happy to leave them to it

xxxresixxx Sat 29-Sep-12 20:00:32

I had a curry last night to celebrate getting able to eat and DH having good news work wise. Karma bit me on the arse and I was up from 3am throwing up (which did not help my healing throat). Think there was some dodgy prawns in the curry :-(. Lesson learned....

rowingboat Sat 29-Sep-12 20:14:20

Catapult I'm hitting the herbal tea! Seems to help a bit to have a warm drink.

Xxxxx that sounds awful! Do you have that perverse satisfaction with gastric things that you may have lost some weight? I have that, but I am quite weird! grin

xxxresixxx Sat 29-Sep-12 20:18:04

I did think it was prob just as well as I had starter and main course and the main course was a super creamy Korma. That said, one week post tonsillectomy it bloody hurt :-(. I have hopefully given myself motivation today by buying some nice winter clothes in a size 12. I can just fit in then but any weight gain will mean I can't wear them. Hopefully its motivation....

tiggy114 Sat 29-Sep-12 20:36:03

I feel really stressed with DS being so
Unhappy at school so not used mfp all week. But thought i'd still been quite good. However a little pre weigh in weight check confirmed i'd gained a pound last night sad i'll try and do a poo before i weigh on sunday! Might break even with any luck grin

Tortoise Sat 29-Sep-12 20:55:56

Sorry you are having a bad time Youcan.
Seems like a few of us are struggling this week. I started off well this morning. Then went out with DDs and Dbro and they wanted Greggs! I wasn't going to have it but i spotted 'The spicy one' pie is back and its my favourite so i had one. Then had huge chocolate chip cookies from Tesco bakery.
Had a healthy dinner folled by a cookie and 2 yogurts!
I'm sure i will have gained this week but will still weigh in. Hopefully will give me the kick i need to get back to it. I really thought i had reached a good point and was going to keep it up. Damn cold was the downfall.

Project carnival costumes is well on its way! 2 layers of paper mache done. Once dry i will do another 2. Getting it dry is the biggest problem!

Will try and get out for a long dog walk tomorrow. Cold still lingering but a lot better than it was.

Don't worry folks - i am not going to give up. Just not been strong for the last two days! These two days will not ruin everything at all..I may do a fast day tomorrow and still weigh in on Monday and face up to any damage I have done. I am determined to have lost a stone atleast by christmas.
I feel a bit stronger again now!

some of us are feeling pressure and life is getting in the way. You are all doing brilliantly.

BUT the POINT is that even if we fll of the wagon we get straight back on. AND I AM. Goodnight ladies. I will see you on Monday morning.

Youcan
How are you feeling today ?

Resi

Hope the sickness has passed

Tiggy glad I'm not only one that waits till had a good poo before weighing in

Hi human So far so good today..I havn't fasted but I am going back to my 1000 cal a day. Feel ok. I probably will weigh but will work really really hard next week. It all went wrong because i tried to socialise wih people and food. Everyone says 'oh go on have some cake' etc etc and I did and couldn't stop.

So I am back in detox now. This week will feel like week one for me but i have to suck it up. I want to be 182lbs by NEXT monday. Even if it KILLS me.

And honestly.......I think it might...

So how is everyone else??

Tortoise Sun 30-Sep-12 13:26:15

I ate 2 packets of crisps last night blush.
Doing ok so far today. Still really congested though. Just wish it would go away so I can feel better.

Carnival creations going well. smile

rowingboat Sun 30-Sep-12 13:55:36

Hi all,
Ycrmb I'm glad to hear you are feeling positive again. It's a long road, with many little steps and a few stumbles. Actually dieting is pretty boring, but it's nice to be able to come on here to obsess! grin
Resi that's great about the winter clothes you are going to fit into them!
Griggs should be banned, is there anything in there which is not calories laden and completely unhealthy. It would make things easier if they would close until .
Christmas.grin
I had a big bowl of porridge this morning with a tiny bit of milk and sweetener and some trail mix and it has kept me going really well. Think I will stop trying to scrimp on break, because it makes the rest of the day quite hard mentally.
Carrots and stuff for lunch then my mum is making me dinner!

FedUpOfRain Sun 30-Sep-12 13:55:44

Nice shiny new thread!!
Going hard on the exercise front today so I can try and get a decent weigh in for tomorrow. Over indulged on chocolate and wine on Friday night... blush
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.

cookieowner Sun 30-Sep-12 14:23:43

HI everyone , sorry to hear a few people are feeling lack of motivation at the moment but we can all do this , it is possible , just try and remember how good it will feel when you are the size you want to be!
Ive been clearing out clothes ready for housemove and got rid of anything i know IS going to be too big for me very soon (she says hopefully)
I am going away next weekend so that will be a challenge and then moving house the week after so a lot of stress and fast meals needed but will try and minimise the damage!
I ordered some of those pizzas on my shopping delivery but they were out of stock , big disappointment
Keep at it everyone

Hello, it sounds like it's been a tough few days, I hope that everyone starts to feel happier and motivated again. I have had an ok few days, apart from a cheese binge, but then I'm 'cutting down' and changing habits rather than any proper diet. I have changed my behaviour a lot, biggest change is not having tea with girls at 5/6 (or their leftovers) and dinner with dh at 8.

Cookie, well done, thinking of throwing away my fat summer wardrobe because (hopefully) I'll never fit into it again!

jeansdoneupwitharubberband Sun 30-Sep-12 20:12:00

hello all, i joined this thread back at the end of aug, ive been dipping in and out to keep up when i can but not posting much, (im a self employed craftsperson and the run up to christmas is always mental busy) i have been getting on with it though and thought i would check in officially and say well done to everyone who is persevering!
I have been doing sw and enjoying it thoroughly, couldnt recommend it enough if there's anyone out there thinking about changing their plan of attack. I do an online weigh in on thursdays and so always forget to dip in here and join in on mondays blush
I started at 10 st 13 and have made it down so far to 10st 5, i did however have my part time job leaving dinner and drinks last night so it probably wouldnt say that if i stepped on the scales today!
Having read as much of the thread as i can (it is properly long!) its really encouraging to see how supportive everyone is being, and to follow everyones progress.
I would like to do a bit of cheerleading and say keep at it ladies! this race is a marathon not a sprint, please dont beat yourself up too badly if you have an off day or it really wont hurt to treat yourself every now and then.
I'm proof of this, In the last month i have had 4 pretty naughty meals out, but i have got back on the wagon after each one. This is the most important part! i used to say 'oh well ive had a pizza, might as well eat that big bag of maltesers now!' so silly.
Dont give up just because of one bad day or even a whole week, weigh yourself anyway, it might not be that bad, if it is use it as fuel to be better the next day/week, just keep going! <puts pom poms down>
I think i should post more often, rather than write an essay once a monthgrin

Thank you jeans - very true. A marathon not a sprint. I have had just Friday and saturday eating normally and it is unheard of that I would start again on a Sunday - but I have.

I have come to believe in my own words near the beginning of thread one and that one bad day doesn't give us the excuse put on another stone. If we ALL EAT WELL 90% of the time we will see good results.

Sorry for being a miserable ARSE this last couple of days everyone. I am ALL OVER IT AGAIN....like a rash...

Dreading weigh in though...shock

xxxresixxx Sun 30-Sep-12 22:46:42

I have just had dominos blush

Gets the coffee pot on morning everyone

Ok weigh in this week 5lb lost grin

so I made my target mium of 8lb loss including a weekend of where had desert both lunch and dinner And cooked breakfast both days

Going to push it the next two months as away in December like to loose another stone by then So back to working out which seems to be the key thing that I found helps my weight loss and feel better in myself in general . Well till mid afternoon when I could really do with a nap

Well done human - that is fantastic again! You will easily lose that stone before december. All the time the exercise is helping you go for it!

I have lost about a pound and a half but...I haven't visited the toilet in a few days so not disappointed. Considering I had a melt down and ate Friday and Saturday cake and crisps and chips I am amazed.

Total loss of just over half a stone. Am pushing things this week because now I feel like this stone is now achieveable.

Goodluck everyone

Tortoise Mon 01-Oct-12 07:32:55

Morning.
Well done Human.

I've stayed the sane which is quite surprising! I thought I would have gained.

Really going to have to work hard and get back into it this week.

FedUpOfRain Mon 01-Oct-12 07:47:35

Good morning! I've had a 2lb loss this week which brings my total loss up to a STONE!! I think I can notice it too smile
Well done to everyone else has lost this week!

tiggy114 Mon 01-Oct-12 07:59:27

Stayed the same this week. Bit dissapointed as i lost loads last week but at least i havn't gained so better than nothing.

tiggy114 Mon 01-Oct-12 08:00:45

Tortoise, you and me both. I really need to get back in to it too. If only i had the money for lipo!wink

That's good youcan . And tortoise glad you not gained and yup I find there can be a good differance depending when last went

Tiggy

Try and look at it over a month total as that allows for fluctuations depending on time of month and if you has a bad day not noticeable over a month so much so less disheartening it may balance more

I've had a good result 3lb loss since last week so I am now closer to 13 than 14. Not sure I can keep going at that rate but I'd like to be in the 12s in two weigh ins time. Trying to fit in some exercise too, managed swimming once, will see if I cam manage twice this week.

6lb gone. I wish people would notice it. That would be really motivating!

Well done everyone else, even not gaining weight is a big, big achievement. X

I have stayed the same sad

Had a totally shitty week, didn't do any exercise again and AF is on it's way I think sad So I'm fat AND spotty sad

Need to think about the stone I have already lost and get back to it. I've got 2 parties in the next 3 weeks so need to be extra healthy to allow for treats on those days

cantmakecarrotcake Mon 01-Oct-12 09:19:03

Morning. Been absent for a couple of days so it was lovely to find a shiny new thread.

Weigh-in not impressive here. 2lb GAIN! But to be fair I knew it wasn't a good week, I could feel old habits creeping back in. Plus I had a 3-course meal yesterday which hadn't been 'disposed of' (not the first mention of poo I note) when I weighed myself so I may try again tomorrow morning just to get a clearer idea. On the plus side, my mum noticed I'd lost weight so that was lovely.

All those who had a hard week - let's get back to it this week and see some benefit.

Well done human and the other losers. You will be our inspiration for next week.

ICBINEG Mon 01-Oct-12 09:43:28

Hi there all.

So my first official actual Monday morning weigh in!

it is: 12st 9lb.

Which means 2 things:
1) I think may scales may be on the fritz because that would mean a 3lb loss since wednesday (even though I have not entirely got back 'on message' since hols.

2) If it is right then I have lost 1st since the start of the thread!! (only 3 and change to go then - blah blah focus on the positive EG, focus on the positive!)

So what were those non-food treat ideas again?

ICBINEG Mon 01-Oct-12 09:51:20

JDFW I know what you mean about the no-one noticing....supposedly I lost a stone in 6 weeks....shouldn't I look (or feel) different?

hmmm I guess it is only 7% of my body mass...

well I will bloody feel and look different if I keep it up and lose the rest!!

<fighting talk>

ICBINEG Mon 01-Oct-12 09:55:00

fedupofrain hah I see you also got to the magic 1st this time smile...so what are you going to treat yourself with?

Icbing

Was not till almost 4 stone gone that anyone noticed sad

But did the yeah I must of am not sharing about diet otherwise it be oh another one yeah yeah . But not many commented but hoping another stone or two and they will notice more

This time im doing for me no one else . Found what is working for me , for now

Remember ladies others might not notice bit we all will on here Even 1/2 lb or staying same is good and if we fall then we get up again with a helping hand or a kick up the arse at the same time wink

I suppose I have only lost 2.9% of me so probably only lost something the size of my big toe!

Treats, mine are all beauty related, home manicures, face packs, long baths etc.having my hair cut tomorrow so will definitely feel good this week.

If you need a visual go look at a block of lard even 500 grams and think wow lost that amount of fat from my body .

cookieowner Mon 01-Oct-12 10:52:14

HI everyone
Ive lost another 2lbs so thats 11 altogther so far and ALSO im under the 13 stone mark at 12st 13
So pretty pleased with that
Well done everyone else , and remember any weight loss every week will add up so like someone else said look at the whole picture!
And keep at it

ICBINEG Mon 01-Oct-12 11:01:28

More like a foot I would think JDFW smile

I loved the bit on Hairy dieters when they showed them the pile of lard blocks equivalent to their weight loss. I wanted to find pictures of that kind of thing but embarrassingly started to salivated over some of the images involving lardy food that got returned...

Does anyone know of a web resource for visualizing the weight you have lost?

<is probably being pathetic but could use the motivation on a crappy monday morning>

xxxresixxx Mon 01-Oct-12 11:24:48

10st 13 here so 1lb loss. I looked at my Ww loss chart from this time last year and I was 11st 1. I want to be 10st 7 by 4th Dec and when I checked what I was at that time last year I was 10st 7.5 so is totally doable! I plan on giving myself a hair treatment tonight and doing my nails as a non food reward :-)

cantmakecarrotcake Mon 01-Oct-12 11:40:51

Well done again to the losers. Overall I think we're all heading in the right direction even if some of us haven't had the best week.

Struggling today as DH and I had a rough night with DD - we've been awake on and off since 3am. I swapped my usual decaf tea for caffeine this morning, but my body's still craving pick-me-ups. I'm sat here with a Highlights hot choc and a 2-finger kitkat enjoying a bit of peace and quiet while DD naps. I fear starting on the sweet stuff this early in the day will open the flood gates for the rest of the day.

Might join DD in her nap, I feel jet lagged.

Tee hee human, ICBM agree visualisation is very effective, but lard makes me thing of my late granny's chips, the best chips I have ever had. I've never bought lard but certainly my mum/ grans cooking with it was wonderful.

<dreaming of Yorkshire puddings>

So instead of thinking of lard I shall be thinking of all the nasty bags of sugar I have lost and try not to think of apple crumble

Well done cookie you are where I would like to be in two weeks, under 13st.

tortoise well done staying the same. THAT is an achievement for us all. We are learning normality and normal eating patterns. I have a good feeling about you this week <mystic Meg> - I think you are going to do well wink

FedUp <cheers> well done a STONE. <shakes hand> You are doing what you said you would. Well bloody done. You look thinner even from here grin

tiggy& This is your week too...male a concerted effort (if you feel up to it) to achieve a loss. Make a good start this week again and next week will be easier. Stay by me my love...I am going for it this week too smile

jonny I am in the same position, I am just above 13 now and am striving to see a 12 in the next two weeks!! <crosses fingers> GAME ON!

ICB You superstar - you are doing brilliant ans can see you too have lost weight...your typing is different envy You must have thinner fingers grin

cookie Well done on achieving that 12!! A wonderful number...but 11 is better wink Well done. jonny and I are at your heels.....smile

resi sounds like you are doing well too - so pleased with everyone!!!! Well done thanks

carrot do what you have to to get throught he day. Then stiff upper lip and take the bull b the horns....just don't go mental. Maybe 2000 calories today will suit just fine.

WELL DONE

tortoise well done staying the same. THAT is an achievement for us all. We are learning normality and normal eating patterns. I have a good feeling about you this week <mystic Meg> - I think you are going to do well wink

FedUp <cheers> well done a STONE. <shakes hand> You are doing what you said you would. Well bloody done. You look thinner even from here grin

tiggy& This is your week too...male a concerted effort (if you feel up to it) to achieve a loss. Make a good start this week again and next week will be easier. Stay by me my love...I am going for it this week too smile

jonny I am in the same position, I am just above 13 now and am striving to see a 12 in the next two weeks!! <crosses fingers> GAME ON!

ICB You superstar - you are doing brilliant ans can see you too have lost weight...your typing is different envy You must have thinner fingers grin

cookie Well done on achieving that 12!! A wonderful number...but 11 is better wink Well done. jonny and I are at your heels.....smile

resi sounds like you are doing well too - so pleased with everyone!!!! Well done thanks

carrot do what you have to to get throught he day. Then stiff upper lip and take the bull b the horns....just don't go mental. Maybe 2000 calories today will suit just fine.

WELL DONE

Tortoise Mon 01-Oct-12 13:27:13

Well done to all the losers smile.
I'm feeling positive today. I will have a good week! I have to keep strong.

I wonder if there is a reason that a good few of us found last week so hard and caved in so much?

I think it will be a while before anyone notices any weight loss on me. Only 2 friends know I'm trying to lose weight.

torotise this week can be the a making of you!! People will soon notice.

ICBINEG Mon 01-Oct-12 15:25:35

tortoise maybe the change in weather? It was a lot lot colder last week than the few weeks previously....

cantmakecarrotcake Mon 01-Oct-12 15:59:05

I was going to say the weather too. Comfort food is very appealing when it's miserable out.

Lunch wasn't great. There were 4 crumpets left so I grilled them with cheese, gave 1 to DD, had 3 for myself, then finished DD's when she'd opted to only eat 2 mouthfuls (her poor eating is a big stress point for me)

youcan I'll get through today then I'm back at work tomorrow afternoon so can more easily limit myself to fruit snacks.

Dingle Mon 01-Oct-12 16:27:41

Can I join in please? I really need to change my diet and lifestyle. The Summer holidays is not a great time for me and I always seem to put on weight. I weighed in at 11st3lb last Wednesday and thought to myself I must do something about it.

Thursday I had terrible pains, in so much agony I had to leave work early- possible indigestion not really sure and now I have come down with flu. I also suffer with IBS.

I am aiming to lose about 1 stone and then see how I go. What do I need to do? Where do I start please?

well done Carrot....Not so bad when in a routine. i can be good in the week but struggle on the weekend. But we can still make progress like that - albiet a little bit slower.

I am hoping GOONATIC makes it back online soon - wonder if she weighed in??

xxxresixxx Mon 01-Oct-12 16:33:48

Welcome dingle! There's no rules per say other than weighing in every Monday (you don't have to post your weight if you don't want- just the loss /gain if you prefer.. Just be honest, it's useful to check in through the week for support. No fixed diet being used- it's a commitment to a lifestyle and as everyones lifestyle differs, so do chosen diet methods :-)

Well said resi - lifestyle changes that will result in weight loss smile

xxxresixxx Mon 01-Oct-12 16:40:28

Of course :-). I plan to burn some calories by gutting my house tomorrow while I'm on sick leave from my OP and DS is at his childminders. It's very evident how much I normally do around the house and how little DJ does when I'm ill.... Think ill get some stews and casseroles batch cooked too :-)

TCforTopCat Mon 01-Oct-12 16:56:04

Hello all, just weighed and I have lost a pound. So 12st exactly now.

Had a rotten week last week with a horrid cold so pleased to have lost anything.

Will be back on the treadmill, literally and metaphorically this week.

I am going to take inspiration from the Europe Ryder Cup team and not be beaten!!!grin

rowingboat Mon 01-Oct-12 18:12:32

Hi all, lost my post this morning, so attempt number two!
First of all ycrmb, you little tinker, you didn't expect to have lost weight did you, and you weren't planning to weigh! smile
Resi that plan is is totally doable. I reckon you will hit your target weight before December though!
Well done to everyone who lost weight, brilliant!
If you didn't lose this time, it is hard, but come out fighting! It's a temporary setback and next week you will have overcome it! [waves Pom poms]
I did manage to lose weight, despite the Macmillan coffee morning disaster and having dinner at my folks. I am under 10 stone for the first time in a good 8 years. I have gone down from 10 st 2 to 9 stone 13. i am aiming for around 9 stone 7 so if i can keep going for another month I hope to make it.
I am flagging badly at the moment after going for a big lunch with friends at a tapas place.
I knew this would be a big eating day, so start again tomorrow.
My son's teacher is starting to make me feel depressed. I have to speak to her every day because he has been chatting in class and interrupting. I don't really know how much I can do. He is seven and really doesn't remember much do what I tell him, but she seems to think I can give fix him at home somehow. Really not sure what to do anymore, it has been pretty much since he went back. I wouldn't mind, but he hardly said a word in his first year in class.

rowing well done - not easy to lose weight when you are already a low weight. you must look very trim envy Well done - you can get to 9.7 if you stick with us wink

Now, about your son. How stressful for you. My dd is 7 soon. Chatterboxes and are not thinking before they speak...it is like all his thoughts are pouring out without his control. Does he interrupt you at home? My dd has got bad for it and I am stopping her, finishing my sentence and then allowing her to have her turn.
It will not last forever...wait for the teachers on here to reply - they may well have some ideas. or post in another topic and some teachers may well be able to help. thanks

jeansdoneupwitharubberband Mon 01-Oct-12 19:23:42

<waggling pom poms energetically>
Yay! glad to hear everyone is doing well! Collectively we have lost over 60lbs! lost count after 56 so i rounded up and thats not including people who havent posted exact weight loss, my scales said 2lbs heavier than last thurs, but its technically mid week for me and i think i can undo the damage i did on sat night by thurs again!
remember, the more fat we lose and muscle we gain, our bodies will start burning more and more calories for us! keep up the exercise, it doesnt matter what you do just keep doing it!
glad you weighed in youcan, i had a gut feeling it wouldnt be as bad as you thought!
bathtime for the small person then brew and smoothie lolly for my daily treat smile

jeansdoneupwitharubberband Mon 01-Oct-12 19:24:11

oops forgot to return pom poms.... here they are x

Tortoise Mon 01-Oct-12 19:47:14

I'm so pissed off.
I just sat down on the floor to continue paper mache task and my only well fitting jeans split right around the back of my big fat stupid thigh. sad
Now what the Hell do I wear. I will have toget another pair but I can't see 18 fitting yet and these were a bit big but fit in the leg. Must have worn thin with all the rubbing together of thighs when walking. sad and angry with myself.

jeansdoneupwitharubberband Mon 01-Oct-12 20:18:14

sad aw tortoise you have my sympathy, i have split more pairs of jeans than i care to think of, if your like me, you find one pair that work and wear them to death. Can you make do with some trousers you already have for another week or so then try for the size you want? rather than getting some that fit now, but will definately be too big in another couple of weeks? you may surprise yourself and find they fit after all, or you could try my favourite - jeans done up with a rubber band wink

xxxresixxx Mon 01-Oct-12 20:24:58

Oh no! Just typical! Must be one of those days... I ordered a coat online and two turned up today and I've been charged for both! Amazon bought it twice and charged me twice and out was expensive...here

Guipure about these tortoise? Cheapish but you won't need them for long!
http://m.evans.co.uk/mt/www.evans.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CatalogNavigationSearchResultCmd?pageSize=20&catalogId=33054&viewAllFlag=false&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&beginIndex=1&categoryId=209557&storeId=12553&parent_categoryId=209439&refinements=Size%7B1%7D~%5B20%5D%5Ecategory~%5B247524%7C209557%5D&noOfRefinements=2&un_jtt_v_refinement=category~[247524|209557]$$$Jeans+%26+Denim -

Tortoise Mon 01-Oct-12 20:36:01

I'm sure I have a size 18 pair somewhere that I could try. Other than that I have one other pair that just about fit but are well worn. What if they split when I'm out?
Ebay is my best bet but no guarantee they will fit.

FedUpOfRain Mon 01-Oct-12 20:51:06

Oh Tortoise I know that feeling well - massive rips in 3 pairs of jeans (in the thigh area too) in the space of 2 weeks!! It was the massive kick up the bum I needed. I have bought a cheap pair from primark (£7) and then I will buy lots of lovely new clothes when I get to the size I want to be.
Loving your positivity jeansdoneup thank you!!

Tortoise Mon 01-Oct-12 20:55:34

I found 3 lovely pairs in a 16. One pair nearly do up lol! Can't find the size 18s though.
Last time I bought some in primark it was awful. Found one pair in there that just about fit but would have been better in long not reg but they didn't have any.

jeansdoneupwitharubberband Mon 01-Oct-12 21:08:01

Gah! if the 16's nearly do up, dont buy 18's! get a rubber band and a long shirt!
if you stick to it this week, they will probs do up next monday!! go for it! grin

Goldidi Mon 01-Oct-12 21:56:02

Hi all. I've stayed the same this week which is ok as i had a rubbish week this past week and have eaten crap all weekend. Af turned up this afternoon too which obviously didn't help.

Tortoise, I would go with jeans suggestion of rubber band and long shirt with the size 16s as long as that is reasonably comfortable for you. I currently have a pair of jeans that need a massive belt and have small holes in the inner thigh (I don't sit so people can see my inner thighs normally) and a pair of cargo pants done up with a safety pin because the button came off. I refuse to buy more clothes this size, so am making do and 'mending' until I am slimmer. I have a few pairs of jeans in a 16 which I haven't tried for a while but the 18s are feeling much looser so might get the 16s out next weekend for a try on.

rowing I really don't know why teachers expect parents to be able to fix it at home. I never get parents involved unless it's really serious but I suppose it's different at secondary where we don't see parents every day. Personally I would expect her to sort out his behaviour at school seeing as she's the person there at the time. 7yos are not known for their ability to remember instructions long term. Next time she says anything could you ask her for a meeting to discuss how school are managing his behaviour and how you can support this at home? That way it shows them you want to be part of the solution but you want them to deal with it as well.

rowingboat Mon 01-Oct-12 22:28:26

Hi all,

Goldidi and ycrmb thank you for your support over the chatting boy! I do feel quite helpless because I feel I have suggested as much as I can about joined up discipline, where she uses our home strategies, such as loss of computer time. The first day she complained I actually felt as if I had done something wrong, it was awful, she ranted at me for ten minutes about it not being 'good enough'. I felt like explaining that I wasn't telling him to chat all day and annoy her.
I think it is time to have a proper meeting because she introduced the problem of social skills? Which has confused me further.
Ycrmb I think you have a point about the interrupting, he is pretty bad and we had a chat tonight about saying 'excuse me' and waiting - unless there is a genuine emergency (which doesn't include needing a snack).

Dingle hi there, I have only just joined because I needed some dieting chat and I had just finished up on the 5:2 thread. I had gone up over to 11 stones a few months ago and have lost over a stone. Never thought I would be under 10 stones again, am amazed! What's your plan of action?

Tortoise what a pain about the trousers. I live in one pair myself, complete with bleach stains from housework. I tend to pop to the local charity shop for everyday things. Have saved a fortune and they usually have a big range of sizes. At least that way you don't have to spend much on clothes which won't fit for long. You can put them back into the shop when you are in your size 12 jeans!

I wearing sports pants and leggings as they can shrink with me , am wearing my jeans bit they to big really but since no standing means not worried about them sliding to floor am not wanting to spend out till lost a lot more ideally

Tortoise Mon 01-Oct-12 23:54:31

16s are too small to wear yet. Even with a band!
I work in the charity shop so get lots of chance to look at stock. Not been in for a week because I didn't want to pass a cold onto the oldies lol. Going tomorrow so fingers crossed for a pair that fit. Problem is I really need long leg and not many of those come in!

Yup tortoise same problem as I need the long legs, also can't have studs on back also no pockets either

tiggy114 Tue 02-Oct-12 09:21:44

Rowing i'm in the same boat. I used to get told by teacher how to toilet train my 6 yo! He had undiagnosed childhood constipation! They even put my name forward for parenring classes! He's 9 now and we've finally deregistered him today! Can't take the stress and unhappy boy no longer. Home school from now on. Hope i don't start eating more though sad

rowingboat Tue 02-Oct-12 11:50:07

Twiggy your poor ds. I hope you both get a break with him out of that environmental! There are lots of homeschooling resources online and outings and that sort of thing. I considered it at one point myself.

ICBINEG Tue 02-Oct-12 14:57:55

Gosh tiggy I remember (from my previous MN incarnation) reading about the horrors of fecal impaction and the problems of TT. Was that you? If it was I owe you huge thanks because I was failing to take my own post childbirth issues seriously and the thread was a massive wakeup call to get myself to the doctors. A year down the line and I am still having smallish issues (to much info) but I think things could have been so very much worse.

RumBaaBaa Tue 02-Oct-12 15:29:38

A ha, found the thread! Took me a few days to figure out what had happened, can't believe we filled a thread so quick.

I, in my genius, have packed my bathroom scales as we are moving in ten days so I haven't been able to weigh in this week. I've had a reasonably healthy week. Not feeling much thinner so I don't think I've repeated my 5lb loss from the week before but all will be revealed when we move grin

ICBINEG Tue 02-Oct-12 15:43:36

I forgot to say I treated myself by buying DD two new toys that I probably shouldn't have grin. We got a playmobile zoo thingy and a drum/xylophone/maracas set.

I am now feeling so hungry I feel sick instead.

xxxresixxx Tue 02-Oct-12 17:09:21

I bought the hairy bikers diets cook book today- it looks amazing!

Me too icB SOO hungry but want kids to be in bd so I can eat in peace and enjoy it.

resi I want that book too!

xxxresixxx Tue 02-Oct-12 18:06:43

It was only seven quid in adds and has normal food I like to eat in it- not stuff you need odd ingredients for... It looks like it fits in well with or life style philosophy as it just changes how I would cook stuff I normally cook :-)

xxxresixxx Tue 02-Oct-12 18:10:17

Asda...

I'm wanting kids to go to bed so I can I'm tired and hungry but no calories left . So only way can advoid is bed <yawns >

I was just on MFP to check if I had any cals left.. I have had 959cals today...not enough left to have anything yummy. i will have some dry cereal i think.

Some days ok most days seems to many hours left in a day for calories left

I found last night hard too. It wasn't exactly hunger as I'm really trying to learn when I'm hungry and when I'm thirsty. I didn't feel comfortable, hard to describe. Maybe empty is a better word even though I'd had quite a big dinner? So I had lots of water (in case it was thirst) and some grapes and pickled onions (not at the same time). Seemed to feel better after that.

I wonder if thin people feel like that all the time.

(not told dh I'm losing weight, he probably thinks i'm pregnant again with weird nocturnal munchies! Laughs)

cookieowner Wed 03-Oct-12 12:04:29

ive had quite a good week so far, in anticipation for my weekend away visiting dd3 at university and the inevitable eating out that brings! ( so many lovely places to eat)

The evenings are always the worst time i think , i try and keep back enough calories for a small supper of some sort , often 4 carrs crackers and a light laughing cow ( 100 cals)
I know i need more food after tea so knowing i can have something is a definate way to stop me eating unsuitable stuff , although a glass of wine goes well with my crackers....

ICBINEG Wed 03-Oct-12 13:20:47

Having to diet and AF at the same time just IS NOT FAIR.

I didn't really want DD to turn out to be a girl AND THIS IS WHY....poor little chicken...she has no idea what is coming....well this and morning sickness...and putting your life (a little bit) on the line in order to reproduce unlike MEN...

<wanders off muttering darkly>

Hiya everyone...struggling unexpectedly today. With dinner I will have had 1200 cals...do you think this is ok or a bit too much??

I try to stay at 1000 but I cannot do it today I am STARVING...

what's everyone else eating tonight?? I have a low fat mushroom stroganoff and rice.

cookieowner Wed 03-Oct-12 15:59:14

1200 is a good level for a steady weight loss, ive been on 1100-1200 since i started as recommended by the calorie counter i use, it depends on your weight and your goals really
if you are starving today its best to allow yourself 1200 rather than end up eating chocolate or something to fix a hunger pang later!
i had an innocent pot for lunch and have fish potatoes and sprouts for tea

I have an innocent pot for tommorrow! They are AMAZING

cookieowner Wed 03-Oct-12 16:57:16

it was my first one ! was very filling as well as tasty so quite impressed with that

tiggy114 Wed 03-Oct-12 17:04:45

Youcan, i couldn't do 1000 a day. I do 1200 without factoring in excercise. So if i do some it's a bonus. But if i only ate 1000 calories a day, i'd be miserable.

Peers in fridge hmm not a lot , looks like chicken tonight again

Hi youcan

I signed up to mfp last week and decided to go down to 1500 calories a day to lose a 1lb a week, but I find that most days I get by on 1200 cals a day which will lose 2lb a week. I'm terrified of going lower (not that I would be able to really) because of going into starvation mode. I think if I tried to do 1000 a day I would be too miserable and would give up so I can see why you're finding it hard.

Today I had a bad day. Mum and brother came over so lots of nibbling on crisps and nuts (and a quarter of a chocolate muffin which I didn't really enjoy, it was too sweet). So dinner will be some smoked mackerel with a salad. Not looking forward to it. Was going to be casserole but couldn't get rid of visitors.

Goonatic Wed 03-Oct-12 21:18:39

WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!! I'm back! In my new house!

Downside - no fucking healthy food, oh bollocks!!!
Upside - lost the bastardy scales!!!! Oh Yeay!!!

OH MAAAAN I have missed you all so much!!!!

Oh my goodness, so much to catch up on, seems like we have all stepped down from the wagon and waved it off merrily.

Right. I have been shit, some of you have been shit, let's not be shit any more. hides pizza boxes

Am I going to have to go and weigh myself in Boots!!!? Eek, might have to use my skinny rake marathon running mum's scales. Will go and do that er the weekend and will do a proper weigh in on Monday.

Missed you all SOOOO much! Love you losers x

Goonatic Wed 03-Oct-12 21:24:50

Ps which curtains do we like the best for my new living room?
quirky
funky
hahahahah

tiggy114 Wed 03-Oct-12 21:59:01

Omg at the 3rd ones! Def for a camp mans boudoir! Love the first two though! I'd probably go for funky as i am obsessed with 70's bri-nylon curtains. My bedroom curtains are bright orange and poo brown stripes. With almost day glow orange flowers all over them!

xxxresixxx Wed 03-Oct-12 22:08:12

oooh i like the first ones smile. had an ok day today, been relatively good except for the glass of wine

Having a me day tomorrow, shopping and lunch so i dont anticipate being very good :S

rowingboat Wed 03-Oct-12 22:31:24

Ycrmb i am doing 1500 a day and always use the calories. If i have any left at the end of the day i find a snack. I do 20 minutes quite vigorous pedalling on my exercise bike at night, in front of the tv (subtitles on, otherwise can't hear it) I find i get quite hungry the day after.
I'm not sure i will be able to continue dieting at the moment because we are having fertility treatment and i have read that dieting isn't recommended.

rowingboat Wed 03-Oct-12 22:35:00

Goon i like the funky or quirky. The strange retro baseball player curtains would be great with some astroturf and a hammond organ at half-time.

Goon

When we moved in here last year we lived on takeaways and with paper playes for at least a week .moving stressfull enough without worrying about dieting

Oh and the first ones

Goonatic Thu 04-Oct-12 07:01:29

Ooh good choices, don't think John Lewis are going to come up trumps this time! tiggy google fabric inspirations for the most amazing materials, trouble is I don't think they'd be strong enough for curtains.
resi have a lovely day!

HELLOOO Goon!!! welcome back to the grind...We are all doing very well. We have merrily got off the wagon for a day here and there but overall we are al still losing or staying the same. I feel like as long as we check in here regularly we keep it up.
I do think about this thread and all you wonderful ladies everytime I want to jack it all in and it HAS stopped me!

Will check out fabric.....my laptop crashed last time I clicked on the linky.

well the first fabric is beautiful!! i will have a look on there myself because I am looking fo some fabric to back my daughters patchwork quilt I have almost finished!! Are you going to make curtains yourself??

Thanks ladies on the cals advice...do not feel bad now for having between 1000 and 1200 cals...

FedUpOfRain Thu 04-Oct-12 09:32:27

Oooh, I really like the first fabric goon

I have a little problem, I make quite a lot of christmas shoebox parcels (this year they are heading to Romania) and I have bought lots of things, including chocolate and sweets and I have just discovered the bags of mini lindor chocs best before date is in March which is too soon for the charity to accept. I now really, really want to eat them I have had a few already, at 28 cals each!! I need to get them far away, I will eat an entire bag in one sitting blush

ICBINEG Thu 04-Oct-12 10:09:56

loving the curtain fabrics!!

had a horrible day yesterday...meetings, AF and then my toddler had a bit of nappy rash and just would NOT stop trying to claw my eyes out while her dad was putting the cream on. This was Very Bad for my mental state.

This is precisely the sort of thing that will cause a wagon detonation...so I am clinging on desperately today. On the plus side I forgot to eat my lunch (due to meetings) and refused to go down for dinner after the eye clawing so actually ate almost nothing yesterday. On the minus side my brain keeps trying to tell me that this means I can stuff my face with chocolate all day today....oh and why bother dieting coz life is shit and you might get hit by a bus tomorrow...blah blah blah.

cookieowner Thu 04-Oct-12 10:32:18

i like the first one too goon

ICB - your postmakes me want to binge!! jesus life is shit and I might get hit by a BUS???? Where is the cake??? [SHOCK]

Just try and hang on to the wagon and I will too.....I am feeling desperate but will cling on until lunch.

tiggy114 Thu 04-Oct-12 11:06:03

Is anyone else finding the branded diet foods a big con? I got ww hot chocolate coz it's on offer. Normaly it's twice the price of cadbury's options sachets. But when you look on the back, they have the same calories! Also on offer was the go ahead chocolate thins which i bought. Says 73 calories on the front. Thing is, when you look, thats per slice and theirs two in a pack! Who is gonna open a pack and only eat 1 then leave the other to go soggy! No one. Grrr angry rant over.

ICBINEG Thu 04-Oct-12 11:33:35

ooooppps...sorry didn't mean to feed the binge demons...

can I pass this off as a (failed and pathetic) attempt to raise awareness against the binge demons voices and there 'I can't believe it's not logic' and hence render them impotent?

Yeah Tiggy - some of the products are a complete con...I just buy value hot chocolate as it is fine and a quarter of the price.

I am only buying ww products for dinners as I only really have to cook properly for myself at the moment and it saves me lots of time and helps me with portion control!!

ICBINEG Thu 04-Oct-12 11:34:14

their...damn it

ICBINEG Thu 04-Oct-12 12:03:32

okay damage control!

So the flaw in the 'might be hit by a bus' logic is that you almost certainly won't be!

If we do this thing and do it properly we don't just win being healthier and happier in our skins every day of the rest of our lives, we win:

a) humiliation free shopping
b) looking the mirror and smiling
c) higher energy levels
d) all the time we spend feeling guilty, or arguing with ourselves over whether or not to eat more chocolate back for more more constructive activities
e) the self confidence of knowing we achieved a really damn hard thing

and most importantly

f) the relegation of food and eating from a massive all consuming emotionally loaded running battle, to the mere necessary provision of fuel for life.

Hope you ladies have had lunch now

Icbin

Well done running for chocolate think that kind day would had me in the biscuit barrel and then feeling crap as spilt diet then eat because I spoilt it

rowingboat Thu 04-Oct-12 13:27:58

Hi all,
Tiggy i recommend poundland for diet stuff, they di cadburys highlights 40 cals a cup for £1. If you put in a spoon of coffee it is an ok mocha with a lot less cals.
Also recommend the weight watchers caramel marshmallow wafers 55 cals each, so even if you have 2 it's not too bad.
I'm still not sure if i can diet so am doing maintenance weight calories for now. Poo!

goon loving those fabrics, makes me want to change my house (neutrals everywhere)

icb sorry you had such a crap day yesterday but glad you're fighting the binge demons. I had a crap day and am so angry with myself. I have doing so well until yesterday.

Mum and brother came for a visit. I never get on that well with them but bought some nibbles, because i thought I was strong enough to resist. Brother, who usually eats like a horse, announced he was on a diet and wouldn't eat them. So I munched through about 700 calories of nuts and crisps. Couldn't say I was on a diet because I have had years of them saying I was fat/ had a fat arse/ messy hair / horrible clothes. My mum used to say 'if I don't tell you the truth no one else will.' both have mellowed and are a lot less critical of me (I learnt to answer back) but 30 years on and I can't talk about my feelings to them and to say I too am losing weight would've led to a critical discussion of my clothes, weight etc.

The only positive thing is that I only ate 700 calories of crap, and probably left 700 calories of crap. Probably two weeks ago I would've eaten all of it!

Lunch today was a salad with a teeny bit of chorizo to flavour some white fish (yum) and then having a casserole tonight with a teeny bit of lamb and lots of vegetables.

johnny I understand completely why you cannot talk to your family about real things/ feelings. It is none of their business what you choose to eat. 700 is not going to stop you from losing weight this week. We ALL need to relax and have break every now and then. It is a constant battle for most of us on this thread not to rip open the cupboards and devour everything.

You are doing brilliantly just as you are... well done and damn the family being critical of you!

tiggy114 Thu 04-Oct-12 16:07:49

Johnny my olds are terrible too. They have never said i'm proud of you. Ever. My dad once said- you havn't made a good career, you havn't been a good mother, you havn't been a good wife ( went through a bad divorce that was not my fault!) what have you done thats worth owt! They cancelled the deposit for my wedding, refused to come when i did get married and gave my son a puppy, then took it back to the breeders while we were at school/work!!! But i still keep trying to be right with em. The stress def makes me eat more. Anyway, i took kuds to the sweetshop today. I was not goodsad we will say no more. BUT i will not stop. Will do some excercise on the wii later and try and burn some of it off again!

ICBINEG Thu 04-Oct-12 16:49:57

So sorry to hear how people's families have treated them sad.

The worst I have ever had is my mums comments while shopping which were only things like don't wear red because you have ginger hair, and do wear things that accentuate massive boobs (both of which statements are crap advice btw), and the fact that my MIL used to say how well I looked like every time I saw her and then one day just ....erm...stopped.

Actually last time I saw MIL I had to tell her I was dieting because she kept trying to feed me flapjack....but she was bullied by her father as a teenager about her weight so I knew it was safe territory.

Well no mind....we are all safe here!

Goonatic Thu 04-Oct-12 17:57:15

Yes ICBIN we are safe. I felt a bit weird when I couldn't log on for a sodding week because sky and bt are inept but I feel ok again now so I know I was missing my gang. Also I ate a right load of shite. Am going to go and weigh somewhere tomorrow and start again as I have a feeling it will not be pretty....

It's my Friday today so I have a friend coming over to drink wine with me!
Hugs to all!
ps do we like this one?

Thanks, I am feeling so much better. And enjoying the lovely smell of casserole. Put in lots of spices to make it a Moroccan style casserole. I have never really looked at calories before but I love the way you can just add a ton of mushrooms, pepper, carrots to anything and it's so low in calories and fat. Tonight I added a sweet potato too, not sure how that'll casserole but I love experimenting. I have just bought hairy bikers book too so am going to start on those recipes too. smile

Ps to tiggy so sorry to hear about your family, mine seem like saints in comparison. I'm sure it makes you a fantastic mum because you are a different, more encouraging parent!

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Goonatic Thu 04-Oct-12 19:25:55

Yep dog I reckon it is! I managed six pounds in my first week... Be hardcore!
I can almost smell your casserole johnny!
Enjoy!

Sorry about those that struggle with families . I'm another one with a min that was overweight fit years then paid for gastric band and lost loads but can barley eat now even though weight stable

But she now comments on my weight all the time why don't I have surgery erm small matter of 5k plus 4 children and for me it not solve anything I like my food and Wang to able to eat a meal

Also get the well your nearly 40 need to cut your hair , stop wearing those boots ( I hacd long red hair and tend wear new rock boots etc )

But I'm dieting and doubg it my way and I'm now able say this is me so what

But more so am now tackling a lot of demons from my past

Dog it can be done my goal is 8lbs a month but if push it nearer 10lbs some months and occasionally more

Goonatic Thu 04-Oct-12 21:49:31

human we all thing you are cool..... I am nearer 40 than 30, have slightly red hair and I like boots so we are the same!
Hug

Goon smile

Lol I'm nearer 40 than 30 to [ try's to forget how near to it I am).but I will be fitter and slimmer at 40 than I was at 30 but I'm doing it for me and because I'm ready to do it

Thank you

Oh and guess who can't get back to sleep have tried for ages so that be a early workout for me then but trouble is then want my breakfast then day has to many hours in it

Human if you are up longer hours then you are burning more calories so have two small breakfasts - you cannot last so many hours in between meals...do not starve yourself!

FedUpOfRain Fri 05-Oct-12 18:35:08

It's Friday!!! grin fighting the urge to treat myself for no particular reason, but think I might have a couple of glasses of wine anyway!

Any exciting plans for tonight?

Thanks youcan

Looks at clock I'm now out of calories and really need sleep don't think I'm going be late tonight

Fed up I'm counting down till about 8pn when hopefully I can flop on to bed

But have finshed Xmas shopping for ds3 and dd smile bar few stocking bits which pick up as and when. Ds1 is easy money and ds2 wants a wetsuit as he into scuba

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FedUpOfRain Fri 05-Oct-12 19:03:49

human wow, you are organised!! I'm looking forward to starting mine, I love Christmas but at the moment all I can think about is the lovely christmasy food...!

Had quite a good day today, exercised and had lots of fruit and veg. I need to stop rewarding my good days with rubbish food and drink though, feel like I am cancelling out all the good I've been doing (would properly explain why the weight loss is slowing down) angry

Hope you are ok after your crash D0G

Outch Dog and yup I reckon needed for the shock hopeyour ok

Fed up

With 4dc and just me I tend have to be but get lot done online mostly so not as organised as it sounds

DOG I hope you are ok? Fish and chipc one night isn't a failure..You had a very bad day no doubt.
I haven't been as strict and today I am out most of the day and am probably going to be a bit naughty...but will have a VERY good day on Sunday to make up for it.

Weigh in will be modest again this week but if I am losing every week then I am happy. I feel like this is becoming a way of life now and not a punishment which is a relief. I must say this has been the LONGEST if have persvered for years without completely falling off the wagon for months at a time.

dog I hope you're ok, what a crap day!

Had friends over yesterday and despite them bringing lots of treats I only had three small flapjacks. We've still got a load of cakes left and it's going to be a test of my willpower not to eat them. So for dinner I had an innocent pot. Thanks for recommending youcan it was lovely.

Had a sneaky weigh-in and I haven't gone down since Monday but I won't give up. I knew this would be hard.

Tortoise Sat 06-Oct-12 13:06:21

Hi.
Busy week with crap eating!
But carnival costumes finally finished ready for carnival later. Added pics to profile smile.

Weigh in Monday won't be good. Plus AF arrived a few days early yesterday.

Will try and get back on form next week.

Same here have never stuck to a diet and working out so long before think 2 weeks . But find the excersise tad addictive hate thought of it but once started doing I then enjoy .
Though dialled it back from last 2 weeks but was. Wanting to make my 8lb goal

Arghh one day I don't get up early to work out before the kids and school rush and come 5am I am wide awake !!!

Kids had take away pizza last night , had to go upstairs to get away From it , ds2 had my favourite . He left some ,had to throw straight into bin sador would eaten it but I would not stopped at one slice would been the 3 then something else

well done - avoiding pizza is terribly hard! I ended up pigging out last night but felt so sick in the night it won't happen again for a while. i needed a break and I am happy to go back to normal today. Chicken casserole today and lots of veg. yummy.

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feelinggood Sun 07-Oct-12 12:24:48

Well done dog you will love the beginners running club. Think of getting back into the running myself soon. I was struggling because I weighed so much but as I have lost a bit I am hpoping that the run will be a little bit easier. Just twenty mins a morning to start off with i think smile

Dog slightly helped as I went gluten free a while ago and had weekend away and ate what I want including bread and belly ache was not nice throwing leftovers straight in bin helps get kids do second they finshed so not lying around to be picked at

Morning << turns the kettle on>>

4lb of this week so bit less than the last 2 weeks but have done less intense workouts but very pleased still . Am expecting it to settle back Down to my normal 1-2lb a week

tiggy114 Mon 08-Oct-12 07:00:16

I have gained a pound sad i really don't know whats going on. Sigh.

Human well done again - you are one focused woman!! Very well done.
tiggy - your body is giving you the run around. Stick with it - going back to how you were before will not make you happier at all. You can see this through I am sure. A pound is nothing to worry about - I think it is just emotionally draining and the pressure gets to us. I hope you are ok?

I have lost 2pounds just....This weight loss thing is taking forever!

Tiggy

Are you due AF or not been to the toilet a while or not drunk enough water so retaining fluid they are couple things I find that make a differance

Well done youcan

2lbs is good what mine should settle down to

And not so focused today no workout done yet normally get out way before wake the kids up but could not drag self out of bed before wake up time

FedUpOfRain Mon 08-Oct-12 07:21:09

Morning, I have lost 2.5 lbs this week, quite pleased and feeling motivated to work harder.
Tiggy, do you weigh yourself at the same point each week? I went up a little mid week when I weighed during the day instead of first thing (after a wee of course grin )

cantmakecarrotcake Mon 08-Oct-12 07:55:41

Morning.

Stayed the same here. Not surprised as I've not been very motivated. I'm taking it as a plus though as it shows I'm learning the moderation needed to not gain weight.

Well done to the steady losers. The 1-2 lb is perfect to maintain a steady weight loss.

I have a week off at home with DH (DD's still going to nursery) so I expect we'll enjoy a couple of grown-up lunches out. I think staying the same again this week will be achievement enough.

Tortoise Mon 08-Oct-12 08:01:18

Morning.
Some how lost 1.5lbs this week.
I should be happy about it but I haven't had a good week, I haven't eaten well and don't deserve a loss.
I want to get my head back into the place it was in week 1. When I was focused and ate healthily. But I don't know how.

tiggy114 Mon 08-Oct-12 08:02:46

I hardly drink any water. Does this make a difference?

Tortoise

Your doing something right though

Can you relook at what your reasons were and what your goals are to help you refocus maybe make yourself a smaller more achievable goal

Can't

Mine varies between 1lb and 4lb but depends on excersise . I'm doing approx 30mins a day (dialed it back the last week ) where my heart rate is raised into what they call fat burning zone which seems be the key for me mentally to .

But am also starting to play wheelchair basketball which should be fun but I admit slight advantage as the others are not wheelchair users . Where I am full time but suspect my arms will be complying along with their

Complaining *

Tiggy

Yes as it is believed it helps wash the fat out also your body will try to hold in to fluid if your dehydrated plus it can make you feel more tired if not drinking enough water

Ideally need to aim for 2-3 litres a day

xxxresixxx Mon 08-Oct-12 08:39:32

10St 13 so no change. Not surprising as I haven't been that good... About to have some eggy bread but with fry light rather than oil so not that much different to egg on toast? Planning for a better week this week. Back at work tomorrow so ill have the temptation of biscuits :-\. Must bring some snacks...

1/2 lb loss so no real change! A bit disappointed as I only had one bad day last week. Still like carrot said I am learning about moderation. There were three types of cakes in the kitchen, left over by friends who visited on Friday, and they are still there! I have managed to co-exist in a space with cake and not eaten any! It's so difficult though.

tiggy I am drinking loads of water. Apparently the body often thinks it's hungry when it's thirsty, so drinking quenches your hunger. So whenever I feel hungry now I have a large glass of water and wait a few mins to see if I still feel hungry.

ICBINEG Mon 08-Oct-12 09:33:23

hello all!

I am down 1lb to 12 st 8lb (just got under 80kg for the first time...which is yay and yet urgh in a wtf was I doing over 80 kg in the first place sort of a way).

This is a minor miracle given depression levels at the end of last week and over the weekend.

onwards and downwards gang!

ICBINEG Mon 08-Oct-12 09:37:10

tiggy In spite of attempting to be upbeat about my own meagre 1lb loss the reality is that 1 or even 2lbs up or down is simply lost in the (bowel contents, water retention, AF) noise.

It maybe about salt levels....if I eat anything salty regardless of calorie content then my weight will be up around a kilo in the morning...tis all about the water retention for me....and I haven't been drinking enough either....probably pissed twice all day yesterday....

So lets vow to drink more water this week and see if it helps smile

Tortoise Mon 08-Oct-12 10:33:39

Water is the only bit im good at! Only because that's all I drink (other than the occasional beer lol).

Dingle Mon 08-Oct-12 11:25:28

Hi everyone. Feeling really low at the moment. I am still full of flu, my DH collapsed in the middle of the night last week and I needed to call an ambulance, now I have DD off of school with flu and a high temperature....so any lifestyle changes I had hoped for have sort of gone out of the window.

My bowel habits are awful-IBS. blush I have never been good but recently I am not going for days and days so I really NEED to look at what I am eating and drink more fluid too. I hope to bring in a bit more exercise too, as soon as I have got over this rotten bug!

I haven't really got any set plan although I have been looking at online calorie counters in an attempt to help motivate me and make me more aware of what I am actually eating. I need to find some healthy family meals too.

Regardless of a nightmare of a week I weighed in at 10st 13 3/4lb this morning. A loss of 3lb in a week and a bit. Quite pleased with that, especially as I hadn't been to the toilet since Wednesday! blushblush The weight loss is probably due to the stress I have been under rather than me doing good eating though. lol

ICBINEG Mon 08-Oct-12 12:43:59

dingle Oh no! Is you DH okay now? Was it the flu? So sorry to hear you are all sick!

Single how is DH now

Hope you and dd both feel better soon

TCforTopCat Mon 08-Oct-12 16:47:02

Hi, I have lost a pound this week. So progress slow but steady.

Excited to be eleven stone something instead of twelve stone somethinggrin

Goonatic Mon 08-Oct-12 17:00:20

dingle what a nightmare, are you all ok?
I weighed in at three pounds heavier than last time I weighed but six pounds lighter than when we all began! So I am happy with that as it was all down to moving, having no decent food in the house and stress.....

Guess what...... I met youcanringmybell today!!!!! We were very good and didn't eat cake in the local garden centre! I can confirm that she is very lovely and not at all shouty in rl!

So that was a good incentive as I have been rubbish for a couple of weeks, so have been much better today!

Have a good evening everyone

ICBINEG Mon 08-Oct-12 17:09:08

is anyone else plotting a graph of their weight?

<probably just me>

Tortoise Mon 08-Oct-12 17:20:57

Dingle Hope dh is better now.

Goon How exciting. smile

Ok day so far today. Had one of those innocent pots, that I've seen mentioned on here, for lunch! Wasn't too bad. Got some others to try too. On offer in Tesco. Also had 2 slices of tiger bread though so thats not so good!

Waves at goonatic

Just got back from dropping dd at Beavers. I have got a shocking headache! WW spag bol is in the microwave.

Yes goonatic and I met! Turns out we live really quite close and so we met at a garden centre. We were good...but that was down to Goon and not me blush

Goonatic was lovely, I was very jealous of her cardigan envy. We had a good chat about life in general and agreed that we should organise a meet up!!!

So if YOU are INTERESTED in a MEET UP please pm your area. I will skillfully plot a map and find a central location for a meet up grin

jeansdoneupwitharubberband Mon 08-Oct-12 17:55:59

hello! made it in on a monday yay! i have dropped 1lb this week although technically this is my midweek weigh in so hoping to knock another one off by thurs too
icebineg you are not the only one wink
Also about to tuck into a sw spag bol, as my stomach thinks my throats been cut (as my mum woud say...)
well done to all the losers and heres to drinking more water (tea doesnt count does it?)

Ooo glad you near enough to meet up

Icb

I'm plotting mine on my fitness pall and doing measurements monthly keeping in my phone so of I'm not loosing weight as such can see inches go

Sure read somewhere that muscle weighs more than fat

Jeans

my weigh in is on a Saturday as done at Drs but post it on a Monday hence why I can do so early . Might work for you ? So your getting a weeks weight but just keeping to self

Hi dingle hope everyone is ok.

icb I am plotting my weight and waist on a free app I downloaded (before I downloaded mfp) and might start to do other measurements. I've heard that sometimes you can stay the same weight but still lose inches so it's good to do both. I am pleased that with a weight loss of 6 lb my waist has lost 2 inches.

(so pleased in fact that I bought a size 14 skirt and top today and both fitted. Annoyed at spending the money but I will make myself live in them!)

Goonatic Mon 08-Oct-12 18:38:47

johnnydepp that is amazing! I can dream of a size 14, that will be my target!!
jeans tea does count, I think? I mainly drink tea when not drinking copious amounts of wine

Am starving now but am back ON the wagon!

A meet up would be brill, youcan and i had a good old chat today and I am sure we would all get along famously!

Off to eat the weight watchers sausage sauce thing I bought today! Will give me strength for the massive pile of marking I need to do after mini goons bath.

I was a bit surprised myself, I tried on about six size 14 clothes in a couple of shops and they all fitted. Clearly I'm on the upper end but they weren't too tight, I wasn't holding in my breath or anything. My next goal is to fit into my pre dd2 jeans. They're a 14 too but still too tight.

Ooh sausages. Sounds yummy. Dh has a bad cold (man flu) so lots of soup this week.

Goonatic Mon 08-Oct-12 19:34:56

Ahh get well soon Johnny Depp!

cookieowner Tue 09-Oct-12 10:41:26

Hi everyone
Ive been away since Friday and went out to eat twice and 2 takeaways too so not too good , but i am back on it now
I think ill leave weighing until next week though as i wasnt here to weigh yesterday and will feel better if i wait a week and try and minimise the damage!
On the plus side i have had more exercise as walked more and generally been more active at least
Well done everyone for this weeks weight loss
I still have our house move saturday to get through , which wont be easy to be healthy round but ill do my best

ICBINEG Tue 09-Oct-12 14:52:13

ohhh so Im not the only one smile

That's a good idea about the measuring waists too....it is definitely true that if you put on muscle you will weight more but of course measure less and be healthier although I am pretty sure Im not in that camp sad

Tortoise Tue 09-Oct-12 18:50:45

Hi.
Had a pie from bloody greggs today and 2 kitkat chunkys.
But had sweet and sour chicken with rice for dinner.

tiggy114 Tue 09-Oct-12 19:09:48

Hello all. I am back. My scales are broken or i went from gaining a pound on sun morning to losing 3 at night. Hmmmm. Excited that people are meeting up. I'm in little ol west yorkshire though. Anyone near me? Now english apple season. Is here, i'm finding it much easier to be good. I'm a good 14 now and if by a miracle i can get down to a 12 by xmas, i'll feel i can enjoy some yummy treats. grin

Goonatic Tue 09-Oct-12 20:07:55

Well done * tiggy*! My scales do demented things like that too!

xxxresixxx Tue 09-Oct-12 20:30:23

I'm in west yorkshire tiggy :-). I thought I was the only northerner x

Goonatic Tue 09-Oct-12 20:41:02

Ooh you too should met up, youcan and I had a cool time!

cookieowner Tue 09-Oct-12 20:41:25

i know west yorkshire well as lived there for 23 years and only moved south 2 years ago , whereabouts do you both live?

xxxresixxx Tue 09-Oct-12 21:21:43

I'm in Baildon, west yorkshire :-). It would be great to meet up with anyone nearby :-)

Tortoise Tue 09-Oct-12 23:40:51

Tomorrow is my DS2s 13th birthday smile. There will be eating of chocolate cake! grin

Tortoise happy birthday to your ds

Though lol teenage boy cake you may get slice if you are luck or that is how it goes in my house

Tortoise Wed 10-Oct-12 09:30:30

Oh I will get cake Human lol. Cooked it last night, now have to ice it.

I really need to buy a new pair of jeans. These old ones are not going to last much longer!

Hiya folks - meet ups will be really good for everyone's self motivation! I was rubbish yesterday as I had friends round for a slap up meal but honestly want to get make to eating properly as it makes me feel ill. Lots of good choices now until Monday as have nothing else coming up!!

Is everyone well??

ICBINEG Wed 10-Oct-12 10:43:15

I am depressed again....and ate several flakes to celebrate the fact.

ah well back on the wagon again today....and badminton tonight! yipee

tiggy114 Wed 10-Oct-12 14:57:27

Hi Resi. We nearly moved to lovely Bailden. We lived in Bradford. We moved and now i miss the curry sad we're now about 2 mins from junction 32 and xscape. So if you ever come shopping let me know and i'd love to meet for a coffee smile very jealous! I love Baildon smile

xxxresixxx Wed 10-Oct-12 17:34:03

You should come for curry! I know all the best places :-). Maybe meeting for coffee would be better for our waistlines tho....

Completely fec up here and nearly quit it all

My van ( wheelchair access one ) went to go out today not starting lifted bonest up and in the last 4 days something has chewed right through fuel wires and fan wires etc
Luckily is motorabilty so covered but it's going be 3-4 weeks before repaire meantime they offered us s ford focus which I lol at since you can't even get one wheelchair in boot let alone mine and ds2 . And when out I use a powerchair

So Im stuck going anywhere other than local or getting a train

I gone to bed because otherwise all crap be eaten then I would be seriously fed up for spoiling diet so I eat more

Bed safer I reckon

Oh Human that is really shit!! Obviously get food and stuff delivered online...can you get a wheelchair access taxi anywhere?? I cannot believe they think a focus is an acceptable substitute. It is an impossible car for a wheelchair user. angry

Maybe some irate phone calls are in order??

RumBaaBaa Wed 10-Oct-12 20:47:40

Just catching up on this thread....

Haven't been able to weigh in as in my wisdom I packed the bathroom scales in a fit of over-zealous pre-move packing. Picking up the keys in two days and moving next week grin. We have very little food in the house and have packed all the pans so I am struggling to make healthy meals. I have eaten pizza twice in the last week and am sitting here with After Eights. This is NOT GOOD is it?

I have been feeling very stressed indeed in the last two weeks, and also trying to kill off a chest infection and my eating habits have gone wayward. How can I rescue this? Someone talk me down, please...

Tortoise Wed 10-Oct-12 20:58:24

Well, I've had a piece of chocolate cake! But I didn't have any dinner because there wasn't enough to go round! And we've just been to the fair grin. I only went on the Ferris wheel (and hated it!). It's thick with mud there and I have a pile of muddy trousers to clean now. Good fun for dc though.

Goonatic Wed 10-Oct-12 21:12:32

Hey rum what about the innocent pots, very easy to stick in the microwave? I ate a few of those porridge pots too, just need a kettle for them. Although, I really can't talk! We had fish and chips, pizza and all manner of quick and easy dreadful meals.
Try your best though, I put on three pounds over the two weeks we were moving, and I lost my scales so kind of thought it didn't matter.
Microwave rice and prepared salads? Fruit? mushy peas straight out of the tin my personal fave

Goonatic Wed 10-Oct-12 21:13:02

Oh and ps good luck with moving! I am two weeks in as of today and am getting sorted! X

RumBaaBaa Wed 10-Oct-12 21:23:00

Goon that is exactly the sensible advice I needed! Innocent Pots, fab idea. Will stop off at Waitrose in the morning to get some to see me through, and fruit and nuts for brekkie (not the choc, obv)

Tortoise Wed 10-Oct-12 21:33:36

The innocent pots are good. I got some this week on offer in Tesco. Couldn't justify paying full price for them though. Hoping offer lasts long enough for me to stock up on more.

cookieowner Wed 10-Oct-12 23:33:14

i too am moving this week so trying to keep meals healthy round it, but it is definately not easy at all and stress makes me reach for the chinese menus
Will try and eat well except for actual moving day which will be a mess i just know it
I relaly want to lose more weight though so need to get back on to a strict regime asap

Yup moving stressfull we did it 5 days before Xmas last year . What about Kebabs so can have chicken kebab and salad if need takeaways

Tortoise

Glad dc had fun at the fair , hope the cake was good

Am in better mood this morning , going to bed worked ( once on bed getting out is a pita so find it helps me advoid nibbling ) .
Once kids at school will make some phone calls point out that neither mine it ds2 manual wheelchairs are the type that fold as both lightweight rigid frames oh and also do workout since I may have slept in blush and can't do now as need start the school madness .

I have set myself a goal of being 14 stone by Jan the first so 19lb to loose was originally going for 15 by holiday in December but am 5lb of that so think may be cheating a tad ( I started at 20 stone ) in June

<holds hands up>

I have manflu - something akin to manthrax poisening...

I have eaten about 8 slices of of bread already in the form of toast and sandwiches.

Feed a cold starve a fever eh??? I am opting out of weigh in monday due to pre-eminent death. May as well enjoy my last few days....
I ache from head to toe. I NEED chocolate. I have one functioning nostril. Though this is intermittent. I feel like someone is sitting on my chest.

On the upside I had a delivery of lots of healthy stuff so should be back to it soon. I know I am naughty but my weight loss journey has taken a detour.

<hangs head in shame>

As you were blush

ICBINEG Thu 11-Oct-12 13:15:35

Hey gang! The thing is that losing weight is HARD...and sometimes circumstances make it even harder bordering on impossible.

So lets have no more of this 'I'm naughty' talk! You do what you can when you can and you get back on the wagon as soon as possible afterwards.

The weight of guilt is in fact a real weight when you factor in feeling miserable and over eating as a result...so ditch the guilt and ditch the weight.

<wishes she could follow any of this advise...>

Round of applause fro ICB

The fact is, if it were easy none of us would need this thread.

I am still 9lbs lighter so as long as we go in the right direction LONG TERM we will be doing ourselves a great service.
Thank you ICB x

Well said icb

As I see it I am a lardarse overweight because I have forgotten how to read what my body is telling me and I am retraining it, which will take a long time. I need to understand when to eat junk (crisps in my case as I am a potato lover) and when my body wants healthy stuff. As long as my body is mainly happy with the healthy stuff then I am not going to feel guilty about the odd bad day. (let's see if I feel like this when I am ill / have perod/ screaming child)!

rum, cookie are you able to use a cooker? Those low cal pizzas mentioned in the last thread sound good.

Dinner tonight is from the hairy bikers book. Lamb curry with tomatoes, potatoes and spinach. Bought dh a naan and it has 350 calories! I have never looked at calories before but it strikes me that the 'extras' I used to eat often have as many calories as the actual food.

youcan hope you feel better soon.

Ooh just remembered (sometimes I feel like I never stop rambling when I message you) but I let myself watch great British bake off as a treat yesterday. I had a f***ing nightmare in which I went to a party where Brendan's macaroons were being served and I couldn't eat any! I actually woke up feeling upset about it!

ICBINEG Thu 11-Oct-12 14:14:19

yup we are 100% playing the long game here. Marathon not a sprint and all that.

Also even when you aren't losing, your body is catching up....I had a couple of weeks there were the weight was pretty constant but my body started to shrink!

It's not where you stand...it's which way you are facing.

cookieowner Thu 11-Oct-12 14:16:20

i tried one of the delizia pizzas last night i was impressed!
I still have a fully functioning kitchen but am packing it away tonight and tomorrow BUT i have already planned my meals for today and tomorrow so thats a good thing
Saturday is actual moving day so i think will not try and worry too much and then sunday stock up again on healthy stuff
Like you all say theres is ni point beating yourself up if you srent doing too well, main thing is NOT to give up as we can all do this i know we can !

ICBINEG Thu 11-Oct-12 14:16:39

heh. I keep watching the bake off and I have no idea why...I sometime actually gasp with relief when they are making something boring like bread or something I would never just get up and make like the ginger bread architecture...must be mad.

Omg grin I brought some size 16 skinny fit low rise jeans from Sainsburys in sale thinking will keep diet into them . Tried them on to see how much need to loose and pulled them on and done them straight up !!! Little bit tight on waist but still they don't up without breathing in [sobs] never thought I be wearing 16 again

Omg human that's awesome!

I am living in the size 14 skirt I bought last week and bought two more tops in the gap sale (think I have worn skirt for 6 out of 7 days) and it is making me so happy! I hope you get the same buzz I am because it is making it easier to not eat crap.

ICBINEG Thu 11-Oct-12 14:31:06

congrats!

I will be punching another new hole in my belt tonight...but I think moving down tot he next size jeans will be a little while off.

ICBINEG Thu 11-Oct-12 14:34:39

jdfw about your comment about reading your body....i have never known when I am full. I will be on the verge of puking before I notice it may be time to stop eating now. EXCEPT when I was pregnant. Suddenly it was obvious when I was full and hungry. I stopped eating half way through a ravioli once - it was that sudden. Of course now I have given birth I am back to normal service and never knowing if I am hungry full or just right. It makes me wonder if there isn't a wonder hormone treatment we could all have that would simply restore our ability to know when to stop eating?

Yup Mid June I was 22/24 so well happy makes the dieting and the working out all worthwhile and given me enough drive to keep going I will loose that 19lb by Jan the 1st

I like be a 12 which is fair as I'm 5.7 in reality even though in chair am knew high to a sparrow fart

Knee*

Johhny by tips not shrinking as my boobs don't seem be back size is cup size not lol I'm going end up top heavy again oh we'll

Tops blush iPhone typos

I'm sure there is. A friend has had a gastric sleeve operation where they just remove about 2/3 of the stomach and she said the bit they remove contains the bit that makes you hungry. So she's never hungry. So you do wonder why they don't develop a pill that just suppresses it or controls it. Probably the multi million pound dieting industry would stop it?

Jonny

My mum had the same she also can't eat a lot either or is sick

Would not work for me I love my food to much to give up forever but know I'm always going need to work on moderation when get to goal weight

I know what you mean human my friend doesn't crave food any more, eating is like a chore to her, whereas I am sitting here really looking forward to my hairy biker curry. It smells amazing. And my dc are still young (oldest is 4) so I want them to grow up in an environment where we eat and enjoy healthy food, not one where mummy has to have small portions five times a day and is restricted at restaurants and parties.

FedUpOfRain Thu 11-Oct-12 19:18:27

Evening! I'm finding this weather is making everything more difficult, craving more junk food and finding less time for exercise! I went to visit a friend for dinner who I haven't seen in ages and I was hoping she would notice the weight loss (I've lost over a stone now) but she didn't, so I told her and then just felt silly for some reason.
human it sounds like you have done really well!!

xxxresixxx Thu 11-Oct-12 19:30:49

Also having a crap day as I had a maccyds for breakfast and many biscuits in work due to forgetting my lunch. Now have a banging headache from the sugar crash :-(

tiggy114 Thu 11-Oct-12 20:22:52

I'm gonna moan on here so i don't have to go eat chocolate. I plan and teach lessons to my homeschooled aspie son, i take care of a toddler and am trying to do a degree level short course. On top of that my oh doesn't come home till 7 at night. They all dump their stuff everywhere and won't help with the housework or washing. Our house is a TIP! OH isn't chauvanistic he's just lazy and doesn't see the mess. Arghhhhhhh. Rant over. Feel slightly better.

Goonatic Thu 11-Oct-12 21:40:27

tiggy what age is your son? human fucking awesome!!!
cookie best of luck tomorrow!!!!
youcan oh no! Get well soon!!!!!

Goonatic Thu 11-Oct-12 21:42:17

Could I fit anymore exclamation marks into that post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tiggy114 Thu 11-Oct-12 21:48:45

!!!!!!!!!! Just thought i'd join in grin he's 9 1/2 goon.

Goonatic Thu 11-Oct-12 21:59:37

grin oh, had he been five I could have emailed you some plans!
My house s also a mega tip but I am ff tomorrow so might tidy up a bit!

Tortoise Thu 11-Oct-12 22:03:19

Hi all.
Had an ok day today. Had pub lunch of ham egg and chips with boyf. I could onlyeat about half of it! Normally would have scoffed the lot. Progress of sorts smile.
Also the jumper I have on today feels loose and baggy.
Next step will be to buy or try on some size 18 jeans!

Goonatic Thu 11-Oct-12 22:12:18

Go for it tort!!!!!!

Go for it that's what I do , then Try on regularly just one pair at a time but fab motivation as see them getting on then button inching closer together

Struggling already ds3 has hospital appointment today and am bag of nerves craving chocolate within 3 weeks we gone Fron local paed to local cardio for tests ( including wearing heart monitor ) then we got bounced straight to Brompton for urgent appointment one that I tried to cancel but told not to it's important we make it ( my dad died of a heart condition that was unknown about but can run in familes )

So not slept then also dd school disco tonight to which I'm helping at so in running on empty already

Human - I hope your ds is ok?? do what you have to do to get through it. Your sanity is more important to you and your ds. Some chocolate is not the end of the world if you get back to it when you can.

Tortoise!! Try the size 18. You will be surprised!

ICBINEG Fri 12-Oct-12 12:13:27

grrr I have jeans envy....

I wonder what the pounds per dress size calculation is....

I noticed the fight to get into my sports bra was somewhat easy yesterday though...all positive smile

Yup ic takes time

Ok we got through appOintment and not succumbed to chocolate yet but it's only 1 so have time

got a dx not totally unexpected but treatable smile so relief but arghh waiting on transport so I'm missing lUnch and with all got planned dinner not looking good

Well done tortoise for only having half your meal, I still find it hard not to clear the plate. I'm trying on my pre baby jeans every few days. Today I could squeeze into them but they were so tight I could not wear them out. Also there was a ton of muffin top!

Human sorry you're having a bad day, hope ds3 is ok. Could you get someone to cover for you tonight so you can get some sleep?

Tonight I have a fish and chips dinner with some friends. It's at 8 so I would normally be starving. My strategy today is late breakfast (toast at 11), fruit at 2.30, a portion of yesterdays hairy bikers curry at 6. I'm hoping I'll be so full I can only manage half of fish and chips. I love chips so much, think this'll be the first time I've eaten them in a month. Gah, have to pop out to buy milk before school run. Must not buy chocolate...

Yeah it's treatable controllable by medicine so all ok

No sadly not know they short on volunteers so will go luckily younger two should have a club tomorrow so in theory I may go back to bed tomorrow in day

dancinginthemoonlight Fri 12-Oct-12 18:11:28

I (resi) have metamorphised got bored. Having a crap day today with a tantruming, teething toddler and looking forward to dcs bed time so I can have wine lol

tiggy114 Fri 12-Oct-12 21:48:46

Hi Dancing (resi?) we have just made it through teething first big molars. Nightmare. You feel so bad for em but also really grumpy from lack of sleep. There's an end in sight. It won't last forever. smile

dancinginthemoonlight Fri 12-Oct-12 22:32:06

It's the last for teeth that seem to be taking forever! It's the stroppy grumpy behaviour that drives me bonkers lol

DaNcing and tiggy sorry your suffering that horrible teeth stage . Hoping dancing that you got your wine and that you both got some sleep .

I know I struggle more when tired I crave food

Johnny how was your night out ?

Tortoise that's good that you now recognising being full .

Ici

It's the small things that keep me going to do well done now question did you do sports or just putting the bra on counts wink

Fed up

You feeling any better hoping you had less rain

Goon , you can how are you both

Waves at anyone else

And yes Im putting of working out but will go Di in 5 minutes

Hi human how was your night? I hope you were able to enjoy it and weren't too tired. Up at 6 again, do you ever sleep? If I were you I'd be living on caffeine and chocolate.

I had a lovely night with some parents of kids in dd1s school, she's in reception and it was lovely to chat for more than the two minutes we get when dropping them off. I had a small fish and chips and was full at half way but stopped eating 3/4 of the way through so felt a little bit naughty. It was the smell of the vinegar I found it nearly impossible to stop. Brilliant progress a month ago I'd have eaten a whole large portion and picked on someone else's leftover chips!

dancinginthemoonlight Sat 13-Oct-12 12:32:16

I got my wine and a lie in until 620am who,h is better than the usual 5am! At thein laws until Mon so will be spoiled with nice food and childcare :-). Plus I can have a bath (we only have a shower :-()

Survived yesterday without blowing it so happy and been ok today smile . Am working hard on core strength and under the fat I can feel a differance ( ok that could just be my muscles screaming ( am part of a Fb yoga group and we all commited to doing the core workout twice a day for next two weeks as group challenge )

Johnny

I have always been early riser often waking before my kids . I need that peace time to swig a coffee and get a workout in. But have cut down on the coffee a lot

Ok how much water should we be drinking ideally I'm trying for between 2-3 litres but don't always make it

Hiya folks - I wont be on so much for a short a while..my laptop has died :-( Not fair. I am not going to weigh on Monday as had a bad week but having read through my starting post I am up for a really good few weeks now. 10 weeks until my husband is home for a break so 2lbs avergae loss a week and I will be a happy bunny!

Good luck to all those fab people that are weighing tomorrow!!

FedUpOfRain Sun 14-Oct-12 08:48:30

I ate an entire tube of pringles last night TO MYSELF!!!!! NOOOOOOOO! I just couldn't stop. Oh crap! Will try to eat very little today sad

Ug on laptop died mine has to but luckily my phone is on . But yep 2lb a week average is good what my aim is for or 8lb a month which allows me to have a bad week

And yay on your DH being home soon even just for a little while

rain Pringles are my absolute weakness, I can't have them in the house because I eat them, my poor kids live in a house with no snacks other than grapes because mummy's a pig.

human really struggling with water. Can usually manage 1.5l a day but I am going to toilet every half an hour, sometimes more. I am going to try to do 2l a day but I am so bored with it.

Thanks Human - I have had a good day today..Once I get to Wednesday I will be back into the swing. I do not think I have put much on - just very bloated. I am laying of carbs for a few days, doing a bit more exercise and I should still be down a pound next monday I hope.
I like your monthly targets instead of the weekly. Will take that into consideration!!!
fedup- No worries - we have all slipped up hun x

Tortoise Sun 14-Oct-12 22:38:05

Expecting a bad result tomorrow. sad
I do well for a few days then all goes down hill from there.
Also feeling low tonight and this leads to me reaching for food. Would really like a few bottles of bud but haven't got any!
Hoping i can do better next week! But that would be a miracle for me!

Ok this is early even for me but can't get back to sleep so will probably chuck In a workout in hope that it tires me out so can sleep otherwise I may be rather tired later

Loss this week of 4lb . Which means made my monthly target already so will slacken of in the exercise a bit as anything now is bonus . But next few weeks going be dodgy as my youngest now come down with chicken poxs !! So he be of couple weeks then it's half term cake and chocolate may be needed to survive 3 weeks

You can looking at weightless over a month is better as those bad days don't seem so bad then

Tortoise take it one day at a time and if have a bad meal or day then next day try again

It's not how many times you fall that matter in life it is how many you pick yourself up and try again

Goonatic Mon 15-Oct-12 07:21:45

Oh bugger. 1lb on taking me to 14.6 I am not surprised though......
Need to get my head back in it, watch this space!

Well done * human*!

Human - you are an inspiration! You MUST be feeling so good!! Well done - I really really mean that. You are so amazing!
You put me to shame and I am pulling my socks up now...

I did weigh...dammit I couldn't NOT....I have stayed the same
and I am amazed....it has given me the impetus to continue on for a good week because I feel bloated already.

I am still not well sad Bad cold, sicky feeling, headache hasn't gone since Friday.

Thise who are struggling (like me) we HAVE TO GET BACK ON IT!!! WE cannot FAIL this time.It is a slow arduous process.

We KNEW this was going to be bloody HARD. But we CAN and ARE doing it a pound or ounce at a time.

dancinginthemoonlight Mon 15-Oct-12 07:28:05

Not able to weigh until tomorrow morning as I'm at the in laws... Not expecting any loss as m in law is a feeder and loves treating us. plus I had a date night on sat with dh and had a three course meal and wine. Was or first date in 8 months tho as we don't have baby sitters at home :-(. We shall see!

Hi all. After last weeks half pound loss this week I have managed a whopping 4lb which is my biggest loss since I started doing this (3 or 4 weeks ago).

My weight is now.....drumroll.... 191.9 lb which is .1lb less than 13 st!

Yay! I never want to be 13 st again.

Well done human and well done everyone else, even if your results aren't as good as you'd like it's amazing that you"re not giving up.

FedUpOfRain Mon 15-Oct-12 08:30:13

Haven't lost anything this week which is a bit rubbish, but then I haven't been very good so can't really complain.

Well done to everyone else!

Well done everyone

And you can glad you stayed the same

Dancing sometimes other things more important hope you enjoyed date night

Goon that 1lb could be just needing a dam good poo or could be water

tiggy114 Mon 15-Oct-12 09:06:28

Stayed the same again! But i look thinner. I don't get it. I need some more scales i think!

Tiggy

If you are toning up even just extra walking muscle weighs more than fat

ICBINEG Mon 15-Oct-12 10:07:55

Morning all.

My morning weight in was 12st 5 which is 3lb loss. I wasn't expecting that because my MIL was round with chocolate, shortbread and cheese - although I did the evil and ate the snacks and skipped meals (now that IS naughty). Was pretty bloated last monday though so have averaged 2lb loss over last 2 weeks which is my target.

ICBINEG Mon 15-Oct-12 10:15:01

Tiggy this is really about health not weight, we are just using weight as a rather poor proxy measurement of health. If you are losing inches and eating better then you WILL BE more healthy. At some point the scales will catch up and reflect that (although I would certainly say that new scales have helped me have more faith in my progress - but the quantitative easing that occurred when I switched scales was pretty painful).

cantmakecarrotcake Mon 15-Oct-12 12:47:13

Hi folks. My attention to eating well has been much the same as my attention to this thread blush

However, having had a week off at home with DH and a couple of nice lunches out I've managed to stay the same at 74kg. Back to work this week so hopefully I can get remotivated to give it another push.

Hope everyone's doing ok. Keep up the hard work - we all know we see results when we focus.

Tortoise Mon 15-Oct-12 20:14:18

1.5lb gain sad

Goonatic Mon 15-Oct-12 20:43:32

Thanks human!!! Could well be!

Oh tort let's make a promise to eachother that we are not going to do that again?! <holds out little finger>

Goonatic Mon 15-Oct-12 20:43:59

Ps have a look at my grim decoration on my profile to cheer you up!

dancinginthemoonlight Mon 15-Oct-12 21:16:00

Goonatic- oh dear! My house needed and still nee s litres of white paint to cover the sins of the previous owners... I shall weigh in tomorrow am... Expecting a big gain but have bought healthy shopping this week

Goonatic Mon 15-Oct-12 21:29:13

Don't stress dancing let's you me and human vow to do much better this week! I had a packet of kettle chips left over from a girls. Ightmare at the weekend and I ate them allllll today. I then had to go to work and felt sick all afternoon. Stupid, just stupid!

Goonatic Mon 15-Oct-12 21:31:45

It wasn't a nightmare! It was a girls night, and it was fun!

I bought my first proper new house 'thing' at the weekend, a cerise pink lampshade from john Lewis, made me sooooo happy!

Sounds lovely goon - yummy kettle chips. I may have a better week...I may not. I have a girls night in tomorrow night, amd my dd birthday and party over friday and saturday...plus I am lonely. I am really shit.

Don't worry Tort...have an unmumsnetty hug thanks
There are worse things to get upset about!

Tortoise Mon 15-Oct-12 23:08:18

I'm tired of finding healthy food, tired of struggling, tired of failing and quite frankly fed up with everything at the moment!
I want to curl up in a ball and snuggle my dog and sleep for a week! sad

Tortoise I think I felt like that for a couple of weeks now. But it will pass soon and you will get right back on it. Don't give up entirely. When losing lots of weight it is entirely normal to put a little back on some weeks and then have a bigger loss the next.
You will still go down in weight as long as, on the days were you are strong enough, you eat well.

But I know how hard the struggle is when you have an eating disorder. It is so hard to re-train yourself - if we ever truly do. I do not think I will ever find normal eating happening unconciously.

tiggy114 Tue 16-Oct-12 08:31:40

Tortoise, i think it's def more about changing habits than dieting. I know she was a crank, but i loved those gillian mckeith programs. She was all about eating whatever you want and as much as you want as long as it's healthy food. I got out of the habit of drinking pop and white bread through her advice and have never drunk pop since. I think it was good coz you could think to yourself, i can eat as much as i want so it didn't feel like dieting. If you try and restrict your food too much, it's really hard to diet. I'm really struggling with calorie counting. So for a while i
M just eating healthy and recording weight on mfp. You're not alone on here x

Tortoise

It takes time and I'm going to be honest it's flaming boring . I just tend to eat the same stuff over and over because to much hassle to think of other food to cook and eat . Which is hard as I love my food !! I been doing since mid June

Youcan

I know I will be the same and that I will always need to watch what I eat as I enjoy food including high calorie stuff . Once hit goal weight am planning that 4 days eat what I like ( within reason ) and 3 days when need be stricter And if I go above 7lbs over goal them will try make self hop back on the diet

Also write down everything you ate eating /drinking and mean everything then look over it see where you may be over eating and is it linked to anything ( bad news , crabby kids /tired etc) mine is worse when I'm tired

dancinginthemoonlight Tue 16-Oct-12 08:48:52

11St 4 so 5 on! :-(

Dancing I did same when went away for weekend took me over 2 weeks to limit the damage I did and get back to where I was

But don't let a bad day /week put you of turn into bad month or bad 2 months

Does not matter how many times we fall it's how many times get back up

Taken me over 8/9 years to finally get it and understand connection with food and my emotions .

But even I have off days and feeling decidedly off today am desperate to get under 15 . See 14 on a scale but this week they are stuck I swear but also aware won't be a good week as my birthday and my mums so won't be sticking tj it

ICBINEG Tue 16-Oct-12 09:40:24

Hey all, some of the things you are saying are so very familiar. Particularly about curling up in a ball and sleeping.

I too find the calorie counting so very very boring and depressing. I think I have taken roughly the same approach as human in that I counted for a couple of weeks so I knew what 1200 cals a day looked like and now I am pretty much just eating the same stuff each week.

Maybe it would be worth packing in a day of misery and sorting 14 days worth of tasty food under your calorie budget and then just repeating....I think I will be doing this again soon as I'm getting sick of some things!

Yeah , turkey , Chicken and tuna will be on my shit list once this diet finshed . Especially without sauces etc

Ooh human lets do a shit list!!!

Mine is ALL weight watchers meals...fucking porridge made with skimmed milk and water - bluergh

I still feel happy that I started this thread - I am still 9lbs down and hopefully in ten weeks time about 20 lbs down. Then if I do the same again after xmas I will be very very happy indeed.

Yup long term goals none of us ladies are doing quick fix it's changing how we eat

Oh and can I add philli light to the shit list to . I miss real cheese

But did realise yesterday that I'm nearer to my goal weight than am to my start weight only just and a lot to go . But slowly it's going

But am going enjoy both treat days this week and if gain then so be it will get back on it after

Hi tortoise hope you're having a better day. It is hard and I can't remember if it was human or youcan who said that we are bingers and are always going to have to be careful with food.

I have always (generally) eaten healthily so portion control was always one of my goals. diet food doesn't have to be dull (although I know what you mean about chicken, turkey and tuna).

I have been obsessing about food so much in the last month that I have been looking for new things to cook
- last night a 4oz fillet steak (expensive treat but only 155 calories for 100g) with 2 tablespoons of a ready made pepper sauce and lots of veg - for under 300 cals.
- hairy bikers lamb curry
- minestrone and lentil soups (I added two rashers of bacon with the fat cut off, it adds amazing flavour but not that many calories). I froze the rest of the bacon packet to stop me having a fry up.
- gammon (using hairy bikers recipe)

I don't want to sound smug just to explain that this is what's keeping me sane. It is a pain that I sometimes have to cook different foods to the kids but then last night my steak only took about 12 minutes. I'm also looking at slow cookers for soups and casseroles as apparently you just throw the ingredients in and it's really easy. Is this true? Does anyone else have a slow cooker?

ICBINEG Tue 16-Oct-12 13:33:16

ohhh....I really miss eating lamb and beef...but my DH doesn't like them and the baby seems to find them too tough.

tiggy114 Tue 16-Oct-12 13:48:20

We LOVE the slow cooker. Espec this time of year. Pure stewy comfort food goodness. You can put really cheap cuts of meat in and they come out so yum and tender.

Oh yes I'm another one slow cookers are fab put w chicken in and so tender but yup to to cheap cuts

I'm planning bit of steak for Xmas day now reading that

<excitedly googles slow cookers and recipes>

Gah, just ate four custard creams, and I was being so bloody good. Might have to bin the rest of the packet.

My slow cooker broke...sad

I won't buy another yet as will not use it allt he time my husband is away - casseroles will KILL my children (apprently hmm) and they genuinely destest vegetables. I manage to disguise veg in other things though.

I am dreaming of a slow cooke chiken and vegetable curry...mmm I will have a curry next week I think - and make it last by freezing portions. Yummy.

I am also adding fat free yoghurt to the SHIT LIST - it is sickly sweet and unsatisfying in every way.

My shitlist is low cal salad dressing. I haven't found one I like as much as a fatty Caesar one or home made one with olive oil. Have experimented with a yogurt one which is ok on some salads and balsamic vinegar which I think is really overrated.

I love balsmic but not on salad. I have been toasting wholemeal bread, dicing toms and garlic and making a bruschetta thing. Tis yum!!

Tortoise Tue 16-Oct-12 19:05:21

So so day today. Could do better!

I've got a huge slow cooker but so far struggling to find good recipes to make in it other than sausage hotpot and chicken curry. It's hardly been used!

I have a pair of size 18 jeans coming from Ebay. I'm really hoping they fit but if not will hopefully motivate me to try harder!

Mmm, bruschetta, that sounds amazing. Might try it for breakfast as I find that the hardest meal of the day. Hate porridge so I often just have a piece of toast with marmite.

I hope the jeans fit tortoise it is very motivating when that happens.

Goonatic Tue 16-Oct-12 19:51:46

Ooooh am starving! Was very good today, yoghurt, pear, soup, dates and spaghetti hoops on toast with bit of grated cheese. A craving a chocolate biscuit so much!!!!!!!!!
SOMEONE STOP ME!

You have enough cals for a biscuit so have one if you want one. Moderation Goon!! smile

Goonatic Tue 16-Oct-12 20:07:34

Ooh really!! Might go and have a hot choc sachet thing instead! You feeling better?

Yes feeling better today thank you! Just watched bake off and had a few jammy dodgers...The girls night in got cancelled so had it had gone ahead I would have been far worse!! A win win I feel wink

Hope you enjoyed your hot choc!

ICBINEG Wed 17-Oct-12 09:10:13

Okay if anyone is feeling peckish today, can I recommend watching Nigelissima....the bit where she stews up some evil looking liquorice lozenges in water, dumps in cream and sugar and cornflour...pours into a shot glass and then eats with rock salt sprinkled over each mouthful?

it has put me off food altogether....I just can't get it out of my head....she is just sick man....sick....

I thought the VERY same ICBineg, I actually didn't want any of that food. I am normally a fan but this new series..not so much.

ICBINEG Wed 17-Oct-12 09:48:07

the bits involving meat are okay (also not so guilt inducing....I reckon if you left off the gallon of oil it would actually be pretty low cal) but the puds etc. are just ick!

cookieowner Wed 17-Oct-12 10:26:47

Hi everyone, i finally have the internet back in my new house!
I havent weighed so will wait til next week now
Apart from actual moving day i have i hope been very good , sticking to my diet and eating relatively healthily
some of you have lost so much this week , i never seem to lose more than 1lb or 2 at a time
Hopefully all the unpacking will help with my weight loss this week

Slow and steady wins the race everytime cookie... smile

I do not feel so eager to lose loads at the moment. I am happy just being, eating sensibly. I feel I get desperate when my bingeing gets out of hand. Now I have it under control I feel like weigh loss will be slow, steady and be a side effect of better eating in general. I am in a good place today !!

I just a delicious lunch! I had 2 slices of wholemeal bread, diced cherry toms, salt/ pepper, ateaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and teaspoon of balsamic. It was amazeballs. A few more calories than normal (i usually would only have one slice) but it was delicious - see my above post.. I am concentrating on healthy and sustainable. yum.

ICBINEG Wed 17-Oct-12 12:42:54

It's not good to lose more than 1-2 lbs a day by calorie restriction alone. It would dump you below 1000 cals and risk the whole starvation mode thing. But I think you can lose more by exercising more. That seems to be human's method. I would test it but I am allergic to trainers...and er....pain.

cookieowner Wed 17-Oct-12 13:50:30

i meant 1-2lbs a week icbineg not a day!

ICBINEG Wed 17-Oct-12 15:00:12

argh so did I!

ICBINEG Wed 17-Oct-12 15:11:24

So erm average calorie intake for a woman is 2000 which is 14000 a week, and a pound of body weight is worth around 3500. So on a normal amount of exercise you would have to not eat at all to lose 4lbs a week.

This would definitely cause metabolic shut down, and starvation mechanisms to kick in.

Obvs the way around this is to eat more like 1000 cals a day and then exercise more than the average woman, thus raising your calorie intake requirements to nearer 3000 (although I think that would involve serious commitment!)

There are many things wrong with this calculation including the fact that if you are overweight then your calorie requirement per day is already over 2000....

It also highlights the fact that if you were to eat body fat you would only get to eat 4lbs of food a week (or for us dieters 2lbs of food a week) which is 9oz - 250g a day (4.5oz a day - 125g).

hmmm it also means that body fat is 770 kcal per 100g. Interestingly the shortbread my MIL brought me was 550 kcal per 100g. So very nearly as pure a source of calories as body fat.

cookieowner Wed 17-Oct-12 16:05:52

i am sticking to 1100/1200 a day as i have a very inactive lifestyle as cant exercise much at all and do not go out much
Therefore i think my daily requirement is around 1750 (according to the BMR calculation)
So i am having 600 ish less calories a day ie 4200 a week so should lose at a nice steady rate of 1/2 pounds i hope
although i still have my once a week takeaway on saturday too as this keeps me motivated all week knowing i am nearly to the next saturday treat !

Tortoise Wed 17-Oct-12 16:10:39

New jeans arrived today. The do up but are slightly lower rise than normal and sit too low. This is the down side of buying off ebay lol. Will look out for a different pair.

VERY interesting cookie!!!!

In fact why is it that I eat a 50gr bar of chocolate and put on a pound?? grin

tiggy114 Wed 17-Oct-12 18:18:19

Who loves pumpkin seed ryvita's? Yummy yummy yum yum. I am an addict.

Goonatic Wed 17-Oct-12 19:27:56

Hi cookie how di't go? Are you getting sorted?

Yeah my weight loss often slightly more as average hour a day and that with heart rate in fat burning zone . But tbh yes it helps with weight but it gives me mentally a boost and has increased fitness and flexibility which is more important to me

But saying that this week I'm not expecting it to be as good or even good at all . Eaten out Sunday ( was my birthday ) and eaten well today and out for lunch Friday but that may he healthy have not binged but allowed myself to relax his strict I been based on fact even if put on .at end of day I now lost 74lb so a gain won't hurt will just work harder week after

Tortoise Wed 17-Oct-12 22:25:49

Thanks to bastard Asda failing to deliver my shopping tonight, I have had chips and jumbo sausage for dinner.
And a naughty stickers too!

Tortoise Wed 17-Oct-12 22:26:43

Snickers* damn auto correct lol.

tiggy114 Wed 17-Oct-12 22:32:22

Ha ha tort. I had visions of a toddler trying to feed you stickers like mine does!

Very interesting conversation as I have no idea why I lost 4lb, I'm sure this week won't be great as I have succumbed to a lot of biscuits. I am really starting to get back into bad habits. I'm eating crap because it's there rather than I'm hungry. sad

Omg I just threw away an open packet of biscuits and an unopened m and s cake. Feeling really bad because other mums brought them round for playdates but I felt like I lost my willpower.

must not retrieve them from the bin

Jonnywell done

Can uou empty kitchen bin into outside bin do not tempted Or put something horrible on top

Tortoise

Sorry had to giggle at naughty sticker . Think I should put myself in naughty corner after yesterday

But back on it today , well till tomorrow

My grumble and advice for day is keep eye on favourite foods as my crispsbreads have changed what's in them

tiggy114 Thu 18-Oct-12 07:22:20

Jonny you have such will power. I could not have thrown an m & s cake. Go you!

Thanks human, tiggy snacks hidden under rotting stuff in bin. Have had a really bad couple of days where I've been "our of control". It's not really out of control, just 3 or 4 biscuits a day but I wondered if that was the start of my old behaviour coming back and started to panic. Feeling much better today, might check out those ryvitas.

chicken casserole for dinner tonight with lots of veg. Really looking forward to it. Don't know whethe to ask for slow cooker for Xmas or whether to buy one myself. Not sure I can wait.

cookieowner Thu 18-Oct-12 10:32:33

Goonatic thanks for asking
the move went fairly well , the usual big mess of boxes waiting to be unpacked now all over the house
but we have moved so often now it seems quite normal!
We made a supreme effort and unpacked the whole kitchen the day after so that i had no excuse on not being able to eat properly
Just the rest to tackle now then.......

tiggy114 Thu 18-Oct-12 19:08:57

Has anyone found that dieting has taken the fun out of food shopping? We've been to aldi today and one side of the whole first aisle is full of yummy continental choc and gorgeous biccies. I was depressed before i'd even been in there 5 mins sad

I do mine online ( no aldi Ot lidol here ) so that does help with temptation

But yes all shops shoving biscuits and posh treats

cookieowner Thu 18-Oct-12 19:53:29

yes i do mine online too as you only get what you want then instead of being tempted by extras

Online only when on a diet...90% of the shop is high fat stuff. Yummy all the same sad

Goonatic Thu 18-Oct-12 22:31:33

Wow well done cookie sounds like you are sorted! Am trying v hard this week am hoping o kick arse on Monday!

tiggy114 Fri 19-Oct-12 08:56:09

Also it's all about xmas goodies now and need to hold off on the mince pies atleast till december. Starting now would not be good.

ICBINEG Fri 19-Oct-12 08:59:21

Oh god - mince pies....noooooooo...

Mathsdidi Fri 19-Oct-12 09:03:50

Hi all, Goldidi here under a new name.

Sorry I haven't been around the past couple of weeks, I've not been very good and didn't want to bring you all down with me. I've been poorly and off work, so I've not wanted to eat healthy food really, although I've also not wanted to eat much of anything so maybe it'll be ok.

Hope you are all doing well, I haven't looked back at the thread very much yet.

ICBINEG Fri 19-Oct-12 10:22:19

maths I hope you are well again now?

you are a silly though! we are supposed to be here for you when it goes pants. check out the whole dieting is stupidly hard section up thread! Also thread rule 31 is " dieters shall feel no guilt for not dieting while sick."

I think everyone on the thread has blinked at some point (except possibly Human and I think she might have her eyes shut right now --or maybe superhuman--)

Hope feeling better Maths and just getting through day when I'll is more important than dieting

Ice

I have blinked twice this week and of our for lunch and I shall be blinking a lot . I don't often go out eat out but 3 times this week but oh well I'm enjoying it grin
steak chips pepper sauce and mushrooms on menu today Though will pass on a starter and find I can't finish a desert now though sad maybe I should skip mains go straight to desertgrin

Admit I have doubled up the work ours though to try negotiate some of the damage but if a gain So be it

Must admit my sweet tooth not so sweet nowadays but I admit I'm being strict and not eating it tbh as I can't eat just one biscuit or two

Goonatic Fri 19-Oct-12 11:48:02

Yeay maths we missed you! Yuk, hope you are getting better, dieting is not suitable when ill so don't even give it a second thought, it would prolong your illness...... Or something.
I put n three pounds when I moved and then a pound the week after that but have been HARDCORE since then so am hoping to lose it all this week..... Am starving!

ellargh Fri 19-Oct-12 12:48:20

New here! Looking to lose 4/5 stone but 2lb week by week grin

Welcome back maths I hope you're feeling better. I had a bad couple of days but I weighed myself today and I am still about an ounce less than 13st so no change since monday. I am feeling low because I thought I had retrained my body but when I tried to just have one biscuit or crisp couldn't stop. I really think abstinence is easier for me when it comes to snacks.

Must finish my ocado order, totally agree with comments above about shopping is miserable if you can't go into nice food aisle. <daydreaming about mince pies>

Making minestrone soup for dinner tonight and hairy bikes diet cottage pie on Sunday as in laws are visiting. Anyone else got anything nice planned?

Hello Mathdidi - I have been naughty on and off for a while now. Still losing or maintaining so not going too mental. You can still come here when having a few days of relaxed eating!! Or even after a binge. We have all done it - or we wouldn't be here !!

Welcome Ellargh - You will fit right in. Everyone is terribly friendly, supportive and we all understand the BATTLE OF THE BASTARD BULGE grin

Are you doing any particular eating changes or just healthier eating habits?

Welcome ellagh. I'm also aiming to lose about 4, have already done 10 lbs and it's made quite a difference, I'm down to size 14. And earlier I threw some huge knickers away.

Hoping my rubbish bag doesn't get torn open by a fox when I put it out Tuesday. Visions of big white granny knickers flying across the road grin

ellargh Fri 19-Oct-12 13:05:33

I'm a size 18 to 20 at 5ft9. I want to be a size 12-14 first as it would have been the smallest I have been since I was 14.

Eating quite healthily (water, rice with mixed veg for lunch) & walking a lot more so far.

cookieowner Fri 19-Oct-12 13:07:41

Hi Ellagh
I am trying to lose 4 stone aswelll, ive lost around 10lbs so far since starting in september
good luck to you

Hi Ellagh

And I started with 10 stone to loose but now am down to 5 stone now

That's to loose not in weight

Trick is to keep on chipping away lb by lb

Jonny I have exact same problem can't stop at one so for me it's better not to start

Goonatic Fri 19-Oct-12 14:23:46

Hey johnny have four year old party, youcan had the pleasure of meeting her this morning as she was about to go into a full meltdown this morning over a packet of French fries! (she has had a sleep now and is fine btw!)

Will be busy wrapping up pass the parcel etc tomorrow! We are saving the debit of i laws till next weekend.......

tiggy114 Fri 19-Oct-12 15:23:25

So who is the cheapest/best to shop online with? I always go to aldi coz their soooo cheap but i've been put off by online shopping coz of delivery charges. It seems lots of you do it though so who do you use? Whats's ocado?

I use Asda like Sainsburys but noticed their prices gone up a lot and as it comes from smaller store lots of substions and unlike Asda if it costs more they charge you more where Asda if it costs more they only charge price you would have paid

Delivery midweek £3 but not sure if more if smaller shop which mine never is 4dc and 2 of them are teen boys

emonslemons Fri 19-Oct-12 20:37:04

hi everyone, can i join? i currently weigh between 88-90kg (mainly 88) i need to get down to 70-72 kg .......so weigh in on mondays?......if i begin today i dont anticipate much by monday but i dont care im ready to shift this weight!

i was wondering what you guys enjoy for healthy treats on a daily basis that is compatible with weightloss?

also when i lose a stone do i get to reward myself?......i like this game!.....ive got ideas already.

Anyone else breastfeeding?

wish me luck!

tiggy114 Fri 19-Oct-12 21:52:18

Hi emonslemons. Good to have you. My fave low fat snack at the mo is organix baby apple and rice fruit pots. I pinch my DD's!!! They're yum and low cal. I was breastfeeding but my girl is 21 mo now and only fed once in a week! So i can't really count on that to lose me calories now smile guess she'll be finished soon. Sad but happy as well about that.

Welcome lemons and good luck, lovely to meet you.

I am breatstfeeding but dd2 is nearly 2 so I'm not sure if she uses any calories. We just do it in the morning and before bed so it's like a lovely cuddle.

Healthy snacks - I find grapes and bananas fill me up and also pickled onions(but I suspect they're not healthy). If you have time you should skim these threads as we've had various conversations about snacks and low cal foods we've enjoyed. We also had a conversation about water last week. When I want a snack now I drink a glass of water just to make sure I'm not just thirsty and often it's enough to stop me having the snack.

Tiggy, ocado is a southern delivery service. They sell wAitrose food and now their own range. The delivery is expensive but I can't drive so as I could be spending thousands on a car or taxis I don't mind. I also find I spend less buying online because I don't buy wine on special offer make any spontaneous purchases.

emonslemons Sat 20-Oct-12 11:30:32

thanks everyone!

are you guys following a specific kinda diet or just healthy eating?
im trying to eat a whole foods diet with some weight watchers inspiration such as zero points soup etc.

Goonatic Sat 20-Oct-12 11:42:09

I eat dates, they are really sweet and dense so keep me going for ages. Or waitrose fat free yogurts, as they don't have aspartame in and loads ofmother diets things do and i am paranoid!

Tortoise Sat 20-Oct-12 12:22:52

Ended up with takeaway again last night as Asda failed to deliver for the 3rd time. Never using their online delivery again!

Kind of expecting to have done badly again Monday. Totally lost my way with this and need to get back on track! Going to start afresh Monday.

You and me both Tortoise. I have had a relaxed week with outings, birthdays etc Next week is hardcore!! Plus, I feel a bit ill when I eat crappy food now, which is a bonus really!

Emons I started out with just healthy eating but then discover myfitnesspal and found that by cutting out the crap I was eating about 1500 calories a day,
so now I aim to eat 1200-1500 cals a day. I think if I tried to follow any diet i would probably give up.

Youcan, for lunch I had your balsamic idea, tomatoes, garlic and peppers on grilled bread. It was nice to have something different for lunch other than soup or salad. My stomach is definitely shrinking as I was full with just 1 bit of bread. Normally I'd eat half the whole loaf with loads of butter and cheese. It was a yummy freshly cooked loaf.

Emons

I'm
Low carbing combined with low fat /calorie counting and it's working for me even though is boreing and restrictive as I'm not the sort of person who can eat just ond biscuit

I also use fitness pall keep me on track

cookieowner Sat 20-Oct-12 15:44:33

i use my fitness pal too and dont restrict any food and just keep to my 1200 a day calories, i also have saturdays off from calorie counting aswell

tiggy114 Sat 20-Oct-12 20:59:35

Goonatic, i also am trying to avoid aspartame and msg. My son has hyperactivity so we're trying to avoid but it's in everything!!!! When you look at aspartame on net aswell, it is not good stuff. You are right to be paranoid.

Goonatic Sat 20-Oct-12 21:40:36

My bf is a food lawyer and has filled me in on why it's banned in the us. Scary!
Guess what...... My lovely dad made my little goon her bday cake, bit gooey choc thing, and it has been sitting in the kitchen since 3pm, all the little kiddies at the party had a bit. Have I??? NO I HAVENT!!!!--I have eaten a drumstick lolly mind-- but I am winning the fight against the bastard chocolate cake. RRRRAAAAAARRRRRRRR!!!!

johnny - it is delicious! I will be having the same for lunch tomorrow. Yum!

dancinginthemoonlight Sun 21-Oct-12 07:45:30

Well done goon! wish I could say the same! Struggling at the min to find my motivation. Hopefully this cold and sore throat will curb my appetite...

FedUpOfRain Sun 21-Oct-12 10:19:02

Morning all, I have been hiding a little bit because I have been rubbish at healthy eating this last week, weighed myself mid-week and I have gone up a couple of lbs. My hours at work have increased and I’m struggling to think of healthy (but tasty) lunches I can take with me and then find the effort to cook a proper meal when I get in.

Been reading back through the messages to try and give my motivation a boost and wondering if I can wakeup 30 mins earlier to work out… think it might be easier said than done though!!

Well done to everyone who has been good this week, it’s bloody hard!

ICBINEG Sun 21-Oct-12 13:38:02

Oh how interesting - we have a pocket of extended/natural term breast feeders! I am also still BF although we are only at 17 months. We had gone down to just morning and night but at the moment we seem to be back to 4 feeds between 7pm and 7 am and the cheeky monkey just scrounged some now as well....she must be planing to grow 5 inches in the next 2 weeks....

tiggy114 Sun 21-Oct-12 16:46:22

Icbineg i'm not surprised at all. I've never eaten so much as when i've been breastfeeding. I was hungry all the time. No wonder i'm overweight. Your supposed to burn calories bf, but i have put on way more weight than i've burned off coz i was hungry all the time!!!!!

Mathsdidi Sun 21-Oct-12 22:13:15

I'm still bf too. Dd2 is now 2y7months and still feeds morning and night most days. I don't know whether she uses any calories but I know that SW recommends you eat an extra healthy extra if bf a baby over 6 months so that's what I'm doing. I think I might plan to give up soon but I'm a bit wary of upsetting her bedtime routine as it took us so long to get her sleeping properly. She shows no signs of wanting to self-wean, so either I'll have to plan it or she'll still be feeding when she starts school hmm

Ok quick pop in 4lb loss here had couple bad days meals out though did try semi healthy bar the chips on Friday and had doubled up workouts

But past couple days in hospital with dd and not eaten a lot . Though now moved hospitals that may change as they provide meals here and don't care what is will eat so deigning how long next week may not be good no exceed exercising either

Excuse the typos blush

Goonatic Mon 22-Oct-12 08:21:27

Oh great losshuman sorry your dd is poorly. How long will you be in for.

Posting a 3lb loss here, had I posted it on sun am it would have been 5 so I am not quite sure what happened yesterday!??! Weird......

Anyway, am not that disappointed as 3 lb is a lot!!!!!!
Good luck everyone x

human well done for doing so well especially when things are so hard. I hope dd is alright.

I didn't lose anything but I'm pleased to still be 181.9lb ie just under 13st. Had quite a good week apart from two incidents with too many crisps and one with biscuits.

Glad to hear of so many bfers. I don't know anyone in real life bfing for so long, I always feel like people are judging me when I say I'm still doing it so tend to keep it a secret.

fedup do you have a microwave at work? You could do a batch of chilli or soup. Also to make evenings easier for me I have just chopped up and frozen a load of stuff (onions, bacon, cabbage, peppers, celery) so I can make healthy meals by just chucking stuff into a pan with curry paste or tinned tomatoes and garlic. I am trying to avoid being so tired that I just order a delivery curry (one of dhs favourites).

Good morning everyone else, I hope you have a good weigh-in. It's great that we're all still going even though it's so bloody difficult.

FedUpOfRain Mon 22-Oct-12 08:48:16

No loss again this week, but I have stayed the same which I'm very pleased about because I thought I was going up! I am going to have a GOOD week.

Thanks Johnny I think have veg prepared and ready to go will really help. I will do that this afternoon.

Well done to everyone who has lost (or stayed the same smile )

cantmakecarrotcake Mon 22-Oct-12 08:53:58

Morning!

A surprise 1lb loss this week to be 11st 8lb. Absolutely no idea how it happened as I've not really been concentrating on making better choices. I suspect it's just a fluctuation and won't last but I'm taking it as a minor victory!

Tiggy, I was super hungry when breast feeding and that was when I put my weight on (only a little bit during pregnancy in comparison. The coffee and cake opportunities were just too many!

Here's to a good week.

ICBINEG Mon 22-Oct-12 09:19:50

Morning all. Just wanted to say a big thank you to all you thread NELS (no excuses losers). Knowing there was a weight in this morning is all that kept me from binging over the weekend!

Okay so another 2lb off for me. Now at 12 s 3 lbs and total thread loss of 1 s 7lbs.

I have rediscovered my waist! Although my DD still finds it funny to poke her hand into my stomach until it disappears....

ICBINEG Mon 22-Oct-12 09:22:27

heh I also put on more weight during BF than during pregnancy...although I had hyperemisis so that wasn't hard....

Tortoise Mon 22-Oct-12 09:59:30

Am surprised to have actually lost a bit this week! Only just over 1lb but better than a gain!
Back to 15st 11 3/4.

This is a fresh new week and i have to get my head back in gear and do this thang! grin

Heres to a good week smile

cookieowner Mon 22-Oct-12 10:06:24

I have lost another 5lbs , that was over the last 2 weeks as i didnt weigh in last week but still very pleased and down to 12st 9lb , a total loss of 1 stone 1lb so far
Really pleased and spurred on to keep going
Well done everyone for keeping at it too

Goonatic Mon 22-Oct-12 10:22:04

Well done gang!!

emonslemons Mon 22-Oct-12 11:59:06

so im 89 kg today, first weigh in ......see you guys next week! P.s congrats to all those who lost or maintained their weight this last week!

dancinginthemoonlight Mon 22-Oct-12 12:03:30

Didn get a chance to weigh in this morning as I had a wee soaked sick child which resulted in a drs appt before 9am.. Luckily he just has a bad cold and nota chest infections I thought.

Tortoise Mon 22-Oct-12 12:06:04

I am starving! Having an Innocent pot for lunch.
Other than that i have had a cereal bar for breakfast. Just the one! grin
Also drank loads of water as i have a funny taste in my mouth and can't get rid of it. Water tastes funny too.

cookieowner Mon 22-Oct-12 12:46:12

i have an innocent pot for lunch too Tortoise

Tortoise Mon 22-Oct-12 13:21:00

Had the masala one. Which did you have cookie?
Taste wise i really like it but too much sweetcorn for me! Quite hard sweetcorn too.

Well done all of you!!!
<applauds>

I am not weighing this this monday as ahve basically been very naughty but AF arrived today so now I know why hmm

But am on it today and feeling happy about getting back to it and losing a few this week! I am 4 pound away from a stone so making a concerted effort this week. Love you all!! Well done again x

cookieowner Mon 22-Oct-12 13:27:58

i had the indian dahl one , i have tried the masala but it was a bit lemony for my liking

cookieowner Mon 22-Oct-12 13:28:55

o no sorry it was the thai coconut i tried (tesco sent it as a substiute and i didnt like it at all!)

Tortoise Mon 22-Oct-12 13:31:30

I wasn't keen on the dahl.
Think its the thai one i have for tomorrow.

cookieowner Mon 22-Oct-12 13:41:22

haha ok so we like completely different ones of the pots!
they are very filling though , which is a good thing at lunchtime

Tortoise Mon 22-Oct-12 13:43:49

Well, i haven't tried the thai one yet so i don't know if i will like it lol! grin
Was filling at first but now i feel hungry again. Drank loads so its not thirst.
I hoped the flavour would take away the taste in my mouth but its back again sad.

Goonatic Mon 22-Oct-12 17:16:56

I had the Mexican one!!!! What does AF stand for, I bet it's really bloody obvious and I know what you mean but cannot work out the acronym!!!!!!

I am craaaaaving chocolate, and I am bloody going to have some later too.....

Tortoise Mon 22-Oct-12 17:24:09

Goon AF=Aunty Flo as in period. Very bloody but not obvious lol! grin

Goonatic Mon 22-Oct-12 17:28:00

OOOHHHHHH! Now I get it! Thanks, that has been bugging me!

Goonatic Mon 22-Oct-12 17:28:33

AF is responsible for chocolate urges so am giving in....... Naughty but inevitable.

Tortoise Mon 22-Oct-12 17:41:24

Oh dear, massive roast for dinner! I'm stuffed!

Mathsdidi Mon 22-Oct-12 19:44:17

I've stayed the same this week again. I'm not too disappointed really seeing as I've been poorly and not eating healthily. I'm getting back on track this week though. Don't really feel well enough to much in the way of exercise (I'm sure it's not good to do cardio when you can barely breathe) but I'm back to eating properly again. Low fat risotto for dinner and I'm thinking about making a big pan of soup to take for lunches this week.

tiggy114 Mon 22-Oct-12 20:48:30

Ok so i stayed at 172 lbs again. But i havn't really tried this week. I'm gonna try really hard this week and try and get under 170. Thats my goal.

tiggy114 Mon 22-Oct-12 20:50:01

Ooo and if anyone has a kids trampoline, they're apparently really good excercise. Google the workouts. So much to my son's amusment i have been playing lots on the tramp with him grin

goon grin I hate tha AF acronym but it is less gruesome than some things that can be said...I have been an angel today! Long may it last......
Chocolate is a neccessity sometimes. You would DIE without it <nodding sagely>

Everyone enjoy their week smile

Goonatic Mon 22-Oct-12 21:25:34

Oh god we have swapped! I have been dreadful today! I kind of rewarded myself <nooooooooooo!!!> for losing three pounds. I had a cheese sandwich as well as my innocent pot, then a Leerdammer and lettuce bagel and crisps and chocolate for tea.....

Will do better tomorrow!
I think AF is n the way too so am using that as a massive excuse determined to do better tomorrow! grin

Goonatic Mon 22-Oct-12 21:26:23

Ps cheese sandwich and innocent pot was for lunch, that wasn't all my tea!!!

Tortoise Mon 22-Oct-12 23:12:26

We have a 13ft trampoline. Unfortunately I can't play on it sad. Bladder is just to weak. As soon as i jump i leak blush. I think i might have a slight prolapse too but not got around to speaking to the doctor.

I messed up the day by eating 2 rocky bars and 2 bags of monster munch blushangry. Although actually MM are only 108 calories which is less than this mornings cereal bar.

Yum, don't think I would be able to resist monster munch either.

ICBINEG Tue 23-Oct-12 00:47:04

okay - there is no easy way to broach this topic...and I am mindful that most of you may see this uncomfortably close to breakfast time....but....

lets talk about poo (well someone else mentioned wee tortoise )

So is anyone else getting proper constipation issues now they are eating less?

I am sure the transit time has slowed due to less food volume or something...or maybe I accidentally cut out all the fibre (which would be a mistake as it is indigestible anyway)...so erm any thoughts/suggestions?

tiggy114 Tue 23-Oct-12 06:54:42

Tortoise i know what you mean!!!! I don't actually leak but i always need the loo when i get on the trampoline!!! It's the strangest thing!!!!! No i havn't had problems being constipated. Do you eat plenty of fruit and veg? I've heard bananas can bung you up.

Tortoise Tue 23-Oct-12 07:03:44

No poo problems here grin.

ICBneg....I have problems...when I diet it excerabates my IBS. I get days where I do not go (5 days+) and then a day when I am in and out bathroom. So....I will start on the fibregel again - yuk!!

What a lovely conversation! I haven't noticed a difference with poos but then my body's a bit random anyway. Sometimes I go twice a day, sometimes not for 2 or 3 days. I eat quite well normally so it doesn't really bother me.

Do you think it makes much difference with weigh in? It's funny how I lost 4lb one week and nothing the week before and after, yet I wasn't doing anything different in the week I lost the weight.

Johnny defintley makes a differance for me but my case slightly Differnt as I can go 9:/10 days easily but some I think is change in diet but more akward as have nerve damage that affects bowels

Add in I'm low carbing and low calorie ( shush don't tell the bootcamperswinkBut I am also eating heavy on protein ( chicken/turkey\tuna} as its my best way of advoidibg pressure sores

Tortoise Tue 23-Oct-12 12:39:14

I'm about to try the Thai curry veg pota

cookieowner Tue 23-Oct-12 13:21:24

im out tonight to Prezzo but have looked up all the calories so will choose sensibly!
2 of my daughters both bought me a 'you have lost a stone' present, which was lovely and really inspires me to keep going!

Human, I hope that's not too uncomfortable.

Cookie, what lovely daughters. I haven't told mine (they're too young to really understand). I love prezzo because you can get either a pasta and a salad or a pizza and a salad and they're all low cal. I find I get bored with a normal sized pizza or pasta so even when I'm not trying to lose weight I have the prezzo light option.

ICBINEG Tue 23-Oct-12 13:40:14

hmmm so not entirely just me then...I do eat a lot of bananas...so maybe time to knock that on the head....

cookieowner Tue 23-Oct-12 13:50:24

Im old (haha) so my daughters are grown up , but yes it was a lovely thought especially as one of them is away and sent it especially
Prezzo are very good with plenty of choices

Cookie that's fab

Though I cheated and by myself one every half stonegrin

Johnny no it's ok does not bother me in the slightest and the weight drop when go is fab lol

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Tortoise Tue 23-Oct-12 21:52:36

I'm just wondering how you all cook mince?
I always fry it and hadn't thought of any other way.
Boyf boils it. I was shocked as i'd not actually ever heard of boiling mince.
But since googling it, i find that actually it can be a good way to cook it as it takes out the fat. (And the flavour which needs replacing with stock or whatever!)
Still don't fancy it myself but wondered if it was a common way to cook it.

emonslemons Tue 23-Oct-12 22:54:59

tortoise - boiling mince.....blah......sounds yukky, but i knw pakistanis boil it to remove excess fat when making sheek kebabs.

icbineg - i found im more regular in the bowel department, as im eating loads more fruit and veg and reduced fats (which positively impact on livers function).

emonslemons Tue 23-Oct-12 22:56:21

how long have you guys been on your diets then?

also intrested to know what type of exercise takes your fancy.....any jillian fans on here?

Tortoise I always boiled mince and it is fine

Emmalouise

I been on mine since mid June and am now 77lb lighter . Am low calorie and low carb tis very boring and first few weeks was very hard work but it is working

I do a form of DdP yoga but mines been adapted especially for me as in in a Wheelchaur

dancinginthemoonlight Wed 24-Oct-12 07:46:04

Hi I weighed myself tues and was 11 St 1 so 3 off. Having trouble typing on phone as it jumbles the words up. My mince always goes in the slow cooker. No oil used :-). Then the flavours infuse as they slow cook :-). Ill be back later on the laptop!

I've never heard of boiling mince, I dry fry low fat mince and am happy with it like that. Does anyone cook with turkey mince? For some reason I don't find it appealing but if you have any good suggestions I might give it a go.

Tortoise if you do try boiling mince and want to add flavour I can recommend Worcester sauce. It is in the hairy bikers cottage pie recipe and yummy.

Lemons, I've been doing this since 18th September when someone emailed a picture of me with such a round, fat face I was horrified. I started by downloading the virtual gastric band hypnosis app and found my appetite diminished pretty much immediately. Then found this group and mfp and have lost nearly 10lb. Exercise by swimming and walking (broke foot in summer so still taking it easy).

Well done dancing that's brilliant news.

tiggy114 Wed 24-Oct-12 09:12:33

I buy quorn mince which is low fat and fry it in a nonstick pan with no oil. It doesn't stick. You need sauce though as it's a bit dry.

emmalouise - I started mid september and although I have had a couple of didgy weeks I have lost 10 pounds. I usually crash diet, lose a stone and then stop. However, this time it is a change for life. I am doing it slowly deliberately. I would normally have given up by now - but here I am eating my weight watcher biscuits for breakfast and feeling ok about it.

johnny - I like turkey mince. Very nice made into a 'shepherds' pie with a chicken stock cube and mashed swede and carrot on top or as a bolognese. Go for it - I think you will like it.

cookieowner Wed 24-Oct-12 11:18:52

emmalousie i also started in mid september using myfitnesspal and have lost 1 stone 1lb so far and dont really exercise much if at all

ICBINEG Wed 24-Oct-12 12:31:52

I started at the start of sept and have lost an average of 1 kilo/ 2lbs a week since. Hence now 10 kilos/ 22lbs lighter. I play badminton twice a week but not much exercise other than that...although I want to get back into running...which might be possible without totalling my knees now I have lost some weight!

ICBINEG Wed 24-Oct-12 12:32:35

nice one dancing! You are right were I want to be come xmas...

Well so far this week I'm living on crap !! Though trying to least nod in right direction to healthish but I'm just glad of something to eat and crisps do taste good

Be glad to get back home on Friday

human - enjoy it! You are in complete control now. Well done for all your hard work ;-)

You can

It has took me a long time to be in control of it and even when get to goal weight I'm going need be ond of those that have to be careful not to overindulge

All those years and all what I needed was thought of seat belt extension

cookieowner Wed 24-Oct-12 17:22:45

How is it going for everyone this week so far. what are you all having for tea
Im making the sausage oregano and olive casserole i made a few weeks ago it was from bbc food website and is only 260 calories a portion and tastes delicious!
I need to cut back a bit today after Prezzo but wasnt too bad and still had less than i would have done before i started dieting

Having a good week cookie. Finding it easy to eat healthily and no cravings for crisps or sweet things. Scampi for dinner with a salad. Radishes are my current favourite snack food, so I'll be munching on them too. Your casserole sounds yummy and the sort of thing the kids would eat, think I'll look it up.

FedUpOfRain Wed 24-Oct-12 17:52:30

cookie that sounds very yummy! I'm have a much better week so far, hopefully it will last till the weekend, think half term might be a bit more difficult!!
emmalouise I started mid Sept and have lost 17 pounds. I'm using MFP (1200 cals a day) and making more of an effort to eat fruit and veg and get up off my bum a little more...

FedUpOfRain Wed 24-Oct-12 18:04:51

Make that the beginning of sept.

dancinginthemoonlight Wed 24-Oct-12 19:27:35

i started my weight loss end of April 2011 following the birth of my little boy in Jan 2011. I was 14 1/4- 14 1/2 st at the end of my pregnancy and following birth my weight rested at 13 1/2 st (with lots of cake eating while bf). I lost 1st before joining ww and in mid june when i joined ww my starting weight was 12st 10 1/2. In feb 2012 i was my lightest at 10st 7 1/2 and felt great, however i let things slip when my little boy was ill and put on around a stone.

As of monday i am 11st 1 and hope to be 10st 7.5 by xmas. i'm trying to do it making sensible choices on every day food and having smaller portions..

Its a slow process as i seem to 'settle' around 11st which is annoying as its in between clothes sizes!!!

emonslemons Wed 24-Oct-12 21:16:32

hi cookie, well this is my first week on a 'diet' if i can call it that!
i have cut out all refined sugars and fatty junk foods. however im not controling my portion sizes as best i could. i do need to get a grip on that. its all been up in the air a bit as dd1 has had vomitting and diarohea (i can spell!).

Plus im still breast feeding dd2 (10 months old) quite regularly she has around 6 - 8 feeds in 24 hours. she also eats three meals a day.

im not even sure if im gona be 'able' to lose weight as with BF dd1 i could not shift anything and i was practically starving myself, once i finished BF and started to have AF's i did lose weight spectacularly fast (9 kg an AF) .

Any positive stories, or advice r.e portions? i never calorie count, there may be many willing to whip my bum over this but i did a module at uni on nutrition and when calculating how many calories needed to maintain my weight at 90kg it was something in the region of 3600 kcals per day! the going advice to induce a weight loss is to cut 500 kcal from your diet per day. so in theory that leaves me with 3100 kcals......? i personally go with the concept a calorie is not a calorie.

emonslemons Wed 24-Oct-12 21:17:42

thats suposed to read i cant spell!!! LOL!!!

dancinginthemoonlight Wed 24-Oct-12 21:26:14

i use a dinner plate but only cover the inner circle and dont pile higher than about an inch. i use the proportions 1/2 plate of veg, 1/4 protein (in my case meat) and 1/4 carbs (potato, rice, pasta). its hard at first but has worked in the past for me and means you dont need to weigh and measure..

isthiswhatitfeelslike Thu 25-Oct-12 03:23:27

Hi everyone, I'm new and looking for a group to join! I joined weight watchers about 6 weeks ago, I weighed 14 stone and am 5'6, obese. My ideal weight is about 10 stone. I'm down to 13 stone now but I have hit plateau point.

I lost half a stone in 1 week because I was having an emotional upheaval and barely ate for 7 days. I think I put my body into starvation mode as the week after I still barely ate but put on 1lb and I've returned to normal ww eating patterns staying within point range and gained 3 lbs over the last 2 weeks.

So I'm very disheartened.

My biggest fall is in the evenings, I want comfort food. I don't eat much from waking up until about 6pm, then I want to eat lots of bread with butter and honey, cheese, ice cream. I know this isn't the ideal way to eat. I do have a very balanced supper every evening - lean meat/protein, at least 2 veg, healthy complex carbs.

I can easily not eat for a day, maybe even 2 out of a week, but then want to go overboard the next day.

Sorry for spilling out my life story! I've been overweight for about 5 years but I'm only 25 and know with persistence I can do this! I live in America, land of the lazy and yes I definitely succumb to driving everywhere and not getting anywhere NEAR enough exercise. I started doing 30 day shred, did it for 6 days then burned out and none since.

Anyone have similar issues / patterns? Or anyone who's been there and can offer advice? I live alone so no outside influences or leftovers from others plates to eat or anything like that.

Is this

Hello and welcome Take look at DDP yoga especially with being in the states . Google Arthur DDP yoga it's effective and lot gentler than the shred

Also try getting in habit of eating more regular may help with evening cravings
I eat more protein than carbs but is specific to my needs

Lemons

Maybe rather try yo diet strictly in your case maybe try making healthier choices but yup when kids are I'll all goes out the window

ICBINEG Thu 25-Oct-12 10:20:04

isthis I have spent many years doing the crash and pile it on routine...always getting a little heavier over all. This time I have been doing slow and steady and while I can't promise it will last forever it has already lasted 10 times longer than any previous attempt.

The difference is that my head is now in the right place.

God this is going to sound incredibly glib but:

The crashing and piling was happening when I wanted to lose weight because I hated myself the way I was.

This slower actually working dieting has come out of wanting to lose weight so that I will have a better chance of living long enough to see my daughter grow up. Or in other words I am dieting because I like myself enough to not want to die prematurely.

Hating yourself isn't a good motivator for dieting because there is a tendency to slip into thinking there is no point if you are that horrible etc. and then eat biscuits.

Dieting because you are worth it (ack) and you deserve a healthy long life free from weight related illness is working far better as a motivator.

Hi isthis welcome to our little group

It's really hard giving advice because we're all different and different things work or don't work. I've lost about 10lb (just under 13 st now) and aiming for 10.

I'll tell you what's working for me as some it might help.
1. Every day is a new day, if you had a crap day (or week) just start the next day afresh and don't punish/ hate yourself.
2. I really want to be fit and healthy torun around after my very activ kids and encourage them to live healthily. Yes, I want to look thin and nice, but like icb said my motivations have changed. So I think I've he'd two Mondays where I haven't lost any weight. It is hard not to be disappointed by that but I look at my myfitnesspal entries and can see I had a pretty healthy week and that's really what I'm aiming for.
3. I want to change my behaviour in the long term. I have over 30 years (nearly 40) of eating everything on a plate, so i'm not going to change over night.
4. I think we all find evenings hard, I have been finding projects to stop me snacking (I'm removing wallpaper when kids go to bed at the moment, researching recipes and doing Xmas cards.)

Good luck. And do come back to let off steam. X

Goonatic Thu 25-Oct-12 20:31:04

Hello gang, welcome isthis I am so pleased, have browsed tonight and have seen a lot of us (me included) have lost about 10lb which is bloody amazing for an online chat site..... A friend at work asked me hw I was losing weight today and I told her, she was impressed that it was only taking a chat here and there to do it.
So I raise my glass (DH s 38th bday!) to youcanringmybell for beginning this life changing thread. And giving her a big kiss too!

Well done everyone, we are doing a brilliant job, let's stick together.
Love you!!!! <eats cheese>

Goonatic Thu 25-Oct-12 20:35:25

Not actual cheese. Metaphorical cheese.

Cheese sobs I forgotten what that is anyone else find themselves thinking of the one thing there looking forward to eating in moderation of course wink

I miss crusty bread with butter and big a bit of cheese and pickled onions

Goonatic Thu 25-Oct-12 22:19:49

Fish and chips. Easy! And I still eat cheese, just Leerdammer light!

cookieowner Thu 25-Oct-12 23:21:29

yes crusty bread and cheese - i miss it !

isthiswhatitfeelslike Fri 26-Oct-12 01:50:17

I'm eating crusty bread with butter and honey and a wedge of good cheese every day - is this really terrible? To do this I've basically eliminated all chocolate, biscuits, ice cream, and other sweets but to me the bread and cheese is much better as my "dessert".

I've stayed on my ww points so far all week and not used any extra weekly points. I'm also tracking calories through MFP and have been between 1000-1300. Is this similar to what everyone else is roughly having if aiming to lose 1-2lbs per week?

Isthis

I'm on less but that's as I'm in a wheelchair so less active as you ladies use calories eyc just standing up doing chores . On Bright side I never worry about does my bum look big in this anymore

My trouble is I can't eat a small amount I eat a lot mind there's a mustard that I love it's very honey like from WI < must ask friend to send me some more >> it is fan on cheese or cold meats

cookieowner Fri 26-Oct-12 11:21:01

im on 1200 calories and dont really like sweet stuff so my snacks etc are always fruit or savoury things
i can live without cake and biscuits but do find cheese hard to go without but know it has to be done if i am going to do this properly

Is this I am between 1200 to 1500 cals a day, this week I've been very good and had 3 days of 1200 and one of about 1300 but I know tomorrow I'll have a curry takeaway so it'll push my weekly average up.

I too love cheese but I could eat 300 or 400 calories as a snack which is more than the sausage casserole sent round by someone this week which is a proper meal. I'm intending to make that this weekend so thank you for recommending it (sorry I can't remember who it was).

cookieowner Fri 26-Oct-12 13:29:30

it was me Johnny, and i hope you enjoy it as i find it very tasty and filling

Thanks cookie. Best of all, the kids and dh will enjoy it as they all love sausages.

Goonatic Fri 26-Oct-12 22:12:30

Oh bugger just went out for DH birthday. Ate rather naughty food.......

emonslemons Fri 26-Oct-12 23:29:22

im sure i eat way mre than 1200 cal......must be more like 2500, im being very serious! but i seem to be loosing weight confused

isthiswhatitfeelslike Sat 27-Oct-12 01:21:56

Here's a question - does it really matter which foods you eat if it's the same amount of calories? Will you lose just as much weight if you're eating 500 cals worth of biscuits or 500 cals of fruit and veg? I don't think I've ever had a definitive answer on this...?

Tbh I'm not sure . But 500 calories of other stuff( biscuits sweets may send your blood sugars into a spin which then makes you crave other stuff also it may not fill you enough

Guessing it varies for people to over years of diets and fails I found carbs defintley issue for me but then I'm not a good low carber as found I need count calories to

Goo tactic did you enjoy it and happy birthday to Dh .Think we all need a break from time to time

tiggy114 Sat 27-Oct-12 08:09:02

I think if you eat 500 cal of biscuits, you'llbe hungry again in 1/2 an hour. If you eat 500 cal of veg it will fill you up so overall you'll eat much more.

lemons I'm curious about what you're eating! I think some low carb diets also let you eat lots of fat like cream in coffee, is that what you're eating? I haven't really looked into low carb diets because I don't see them as possible when you've got kids who like pasta and bread. I try to eat the same as my family.

Weirdly the other day I felt full after only about 900 calories (very filling veg casserole for dinner, tuna wraps for lunch) and as I was worried about my body going into starvation mode I looked around for a high calorie treat to bring me back to 1200. Ate some chocolates as I was really too full to have anything big. Half an hour later I was hungry and craving more! So I guess that confirms that sweet things make me want more (not that I hadn't already guessed!)

I am struggling again this week I HATE it because I started telling myself the old 'why bother?' mantra...

No more. Ergh. I will not have lost anything again this week I know But have done a fresh batch of shopping and am suitable angered by by antics to make a renewed effort going back to a day at a time...

I have been so busy and had a few days out/ visits coming up I more or less made myself 'forget' about what I was trying to achieve.

Well I have 7 weeks to lose another 10 pounds - perfectly achievable and so I have NO EXCUSES. All this time and I am back where I started the thread.

NO EXCUSES - FAILURE NOT AN OPTION. I don't care if I have visitors. I must not eat SHIT. sad angry

i been ok but now home struggling find motivation to do yoga with kids all home and am tired ( seems picked up a bug to (

Gah, want to ban weekends. They will be my downfall.

Curry night last night and I ate so much I had a tummy ache (the first time I've done that in weeks). Then had to have home made birthday cake with a ton of cream

I have worked so hard this week and I feel like I've undone it in one meal. And I still feel bloated and sick so it really wasn't worth it.

done the yoga and do feel better for getting it done . Am pushing hard for the 14 stone by Jan 1st but sometimes think well I could just stop right now .

Am hoping weight loss to help push motivation eating was sporadic and bit of mess last week but tried not go to mad then suspect the Vomiting bug may make it look better than really was

Anyone else hate clicks going back as the day is to long

Tortoise Sun 28-Oct-12 12:47:27

Well, I've had a pretty bad week again. Started off ok but gone downhill from there.
I've had painful boobs all week for no reason, AF not due for over a week.
Today I have a runny nose and headache too.
Sausage hotpot cooking for dinner.

I am going to ban FOOD. I cannot be trusted. Been good so far today but too little too late I feel.

Veggie curry for tea and NO snacks. Ever again.

Today is going ok. Despite dcs and dh doing their best to wind me up I have eaten really well. Dd2 stuck her fingers in a halloween decorated cupcake so i had to buy it and I didn't eat it.

I will not go back to 13 st. <repeat mantra like until I believe it>

emonslemons Sun 28-Oct-12 20:57:17

depps wife, i mix it up. i was having as much as i liked of all fruits and veg (freshh and dry) nuts and seeds etc (thats snacks) breakfast has been gluten free toast with butter/ peanut butter. tea with soy milk. my only rule is no crap/refined sugar. then i can eat as much as i need.

this week there is a huge weightloss as ive got the nast bug humancatapult was talking about.

also just downloaded an audio book by susan hepburn on amazon as a free trial - youcanring have you considered something like that? its basically hypnosis (i like to think of it as positive reconditioning) then im hoping the outcome will be an easier weightloss.

emonslemons Sun 28-Oct-12 21:11:24

what is everyones veiw of the perfect size and bodyshape for them? im also very intrested to know how your weights correlate to this info!

ok so for me a very nice size is about a 12 uk, my weight would need to be around 70kg and the last time i was like that i had an hour glass shape. im 176 cm

Thanks lemons - I shall look into getting a bit of extra help!! Thanks x

isthiswhatitfeelslike Sun 28-Oct-12 22:01:04

I can be very, very hard on myself as well when I have bad days / weeks. I've done something radically different this week - which is not to try and fit in a bunch of fruits and veg, etc. Instead I'm eating lots of bread, cheese, and meat but keep myself under 1200 calories. By eating what was previously "forbidden" in diets in the past, I don't feel very deprived and by eating lots of animal protein I am comfortably full most of the time. I'm not someone who is a big snacker so would much rather eat 3 meals (or even 2 big meals only) a day than 4-6 "smaller" things.

This may not be scientifically the best way to lose weight but I feel much more happy to stick to it as its most in synch with my previous eating habits. Calories are definitely more reduced overall.

My weigh in day is tomorrow - I had a big loss about 4 weeks ago but since then been plateaued and gained 2lb back last week so been much stricter this week. Hoping to have lost 1-2. Time will tell!

emonslemons Sun 28-Oct-12 22:23:08

good luck and dont worry, i know what your saying about eating what you enjoy isthis for some reason all i was thinking i actually really deep down wanted to eat the other day was a croissant! but i have to get them gluten free so i couldnt have them then, now im sick so cant have it.....but i think if you arent particularly hungery (have good sugar metabolism) then it is fine to eat anything really within reason and moderation. But i do have limits and its a quite fine line so i must get to know myself better really. im deffinatley intending to do the hypno stuff as i did it for labour and it did work its magic.

Tortoise Sun 28-Oct-12 22:49:24

Eating choc caramel digestives. Failure sad

isthiswhatitfeelslike Mon 29-Oct-12 00:23:05

Tortoise if I had some I probably would eat them. I got in some little mini chocs for Halloween coming up (I live in the US, huge thing here) and I have a little one of those on occasion but I've resisted buying any other sweets at the shop. I get my cravings for sweets at night when I can't go to the shop and get them, so I have to get over it or eat something else if I'm truly hungry.

Those who are calorie counting - do you eat a specific number a day or does it vary? I just looked back over my week and while always under 1200 (except one day I had 1300) it is quite a wide range and I don't know if this is ok or if the days I eat less I am slowing my metabolism down?

Here's my week and cals
Mon - 1200
Tues - 600
Weds - 1300
Thurs - 1100
Fri. - 1000
Sat - 900
Sun. - 800

I don't exercise outside of daily routine at all. I have a very sedentary lifestyle compared with europeans. Am I doomed no matter what I eat due to that?! sad

Ok I'm out of bed about to go Di yoga but am 4lbs down grin

Which I think Is bug playing a part but will take the loss anyway

Lemons I like to be around size 12 to am about 5.7 and even when weighed less than 9 stone always needed a 12 as I was cussed with hips but waist used to be loose so 2 more dress sizes to go aiming around 140lbd but may alter it when get nearer

Tortoise can you look at when your danger times are and work out if can distract yourself

Is this

Mine varied bit not quite that much . I find no problems with it but think there's two schools of thought . I find my body struggles more if eat same amount of calories a day it gets used to it

. As for exercise I was reading that it actually only counts for 15-20 % biggest thing is diet. For me it's a destress thing and help tone up and stop me going stiff

Though is this

right now I'm sat on my arse though I actually really do spend all day sat on mine

I do think be easier once kids back in school ( though not looking forward to the morning chaos )

emonslemons Mon 29-Oct-12 07:44:24

ok, 86 kg thats 3 kg since last week (i think i will gain it back once im better!)

emonslemons Mon 29-Oct-12 08:01:52

isthis have you seen the Eat more weigh less group
it talks about the minimum calories you need to just function and then how many more calories you need to maintain certain activities. we actually need to eat more than we think half the time.

dancinginthemoonlight Mon 29-Oct-12 08:05:06

Argh! Forgot to weigh in! Not expecting great things as had a naughty weekend as it was a friends birthday...

Can I join you ladies please? Have 2 stone to loose. Weighed in this morning at 160lbs (11st 6) sad

Well I'm down two pounds which is amazing as I had a massive takeaway on saturday. Down 11 lb since I started. Two people have noticed too! (sadly dh not one of them!)

I'm aiming for 140 - 145 lb simply because, at 5ft 4 it brings my BMi to 25. Having said that, I do have large boobs and so if I look ok at at a BMi of 26 I might stop as BMi doesn't take them into account.

Before dd2 I always had a top heavy / hourglass figure and I was generally happy with my body which is why I never dieted before. I once lost about 3 st after a really bad bout of food poisoning but then had two kids and never went back there again. One of my reasons for dieting now is that my stomach is still large after dd2 and i don't like the look of it. Also I want to be healthy. I am also thinking of having a third baby and don't want to be obese while pregnant as I was with dd2.

is this some people do two days of fasting so if you find it 'easy' to go down to 600 calories you might want to try that. I am not sure about how many cals is good, I try to stick to 1200-1500 cos I want to avoid starvation mode. Other than swimming I don't exercise myself but I do try to be active by walking places, using stairs rather than lift, a little dance in the kitchen while I cook etc. I have noticed a difference in my fitness, yesterday took girls for a walk and found it really easy to chase after them.

Well done on everyone who lost weight and those who are still trying.

I am too scared to weigh. I am being good though smile

I just want to take each day as it omes at the moment. Am really beginning to miss my husband. I am starting to feel quite worried about him being away for so long. Silly thoughts like - is he missing me? why would he want to come back to me? what if he finds someone else out there (not unheard of sad).

The pressure to lose weight is mounting with him coming back in 7 weeks and I hae only lost 10 pounds. I wanted to be atleast a stone lighter by now. Oh I don't feel good at the moment. I want to binge and then starve but I never get to the starve bit blush

I think I may try a different approach? 5:2 coming up I think. Fast day tomorrow as have meals in the fridge for today..veggie curry and a mixed rice pouch with veggies as well.

FedUpOfRain Mon 29-Oct-12 09:00:12

Good morning! I haven't been able to weigh myself as I'm staying at my sisters and she has no scales, but I am trying to be good!
isthis I think the amount of calories you should eat depends on your weight, amount of exercise you do and how much you want to lose. I worry about 'starvation mode' so I personally try not to go under 1200.
lemons I would like to be a good size 10, I'm a chunky size 12 at the moment. Wondering if this is doable by Christmas!
youcan sorry to hear your missing your husband. 7 weeks is plenty of time to shift more weight (2lb a week would lead to a very obvious and healthy difference) Thank you for starting this thread, the monday weigh ins really keep me going, feel a bit funny at not being able to weigh myself today!
Good luck everyone!

Tortoise Mon 29-Oct-12 09:04:29

Morning.
Well I weighed in expecting huge gain but actually stayed the same. Dont deserve to though.
Ate 9 biscuits last night angry.

I'm weak all the time, day or night. Don't really have a time when struggle the most.
Will get some sliced chicken and salad this morning for lunches.

youcan Sorry to hear you are struggling. It must be hard having dh away. I think you should weigh yourself this morning but not post weight. If you don't know your weight this week you won't know how well you have done when we get to next Monday. smile

ICBINEG Mon 29-Oct-12 09:14:30

Hi all, another 2lbs down here (to 12st 1).

Don't know how - I had the worst week with illness and eating chocolate but not much else. Then my mum came at the weekend and told me her skin cancer is back. She hasn't told anyone else except my dad and I am apparently unique in understanding how serious it is. She has an appointment with the skin doc on Friday and I am fairly confident he will be telling her months rather than years.

I guess I am going to try and keep up the weight loss during this process but I don't really think I am likely to succeed. My head is just spinning.

GoOooooooooonatic Mon 29-Oct-12 09:22:38

Oh no icbineg very sorry to hear that, really hope you are wrong about months......sad hug your way.....

And youcan big hug to you too. You are a very attractive lady, there is no way your DH would find someone else, and you know a LOT about ponds and hens and no one out there will have even half your knowledge......

Stayed the same which quite frankly is a miracle, went to a friends house for dinner last night, roast gammon etc plus rhubarb pie and cream..... Plus I have been eating chocolate and toblerone all week so I don't deserve it at all!

youcan let's promise we will be hardcore this week and aim for a 2lb loss each!!

Tortoise Mon 29-Oct-12 09:36:18

Icbineg So sorry to hear that. sad ((hugs))

cookieowner Mon 29-Oct-12 10:04:43

Another 1lb down for me so down to 12st 9 now
Bit disappointed but i know its better to lose it slowly, just seems i still have such a long way to go yet
Well done to everyone who is still going at it , even just posting on this thread is a help

emonslemons Mon 29-Oct-12 10:37:45

so sorry to hear this news icbineg, hoping the best outcome for your mum x

ICBINEG Mon 29-Oct-12 12:07:05

Thank you all. I know I shouldn't have polluted this thread and I am sorry about that, but I just had to say something somewhere so I could have a good cry and then get on with the talk I need to write by 1pm today gulp

Nearly done now. Going to be hard to sparkle wittily though.

I would like to second the thanks earlier for this thread! It truly is amazing what a space to vent on the internet can do for you!

cookieowner Mon 29-Oct-12 12:29:28

So sorry to hear what you are goign through aswell icbineg

Ici

Am sorry to hear your news

You can you started this sorry heat missing Dh glad he be home soon though not soon enough I know

Hi maggot dive on in

Oops maggieblush sorry all thumbs

ICB You have not polluted this thread. We are here to support. You have to do whatever helps you through this very stressful and upsetting time. Please take care of yourself. Let us know how your mum's next appointment goes if you are up to it thanks

fedup I am pleased I started the thread, I would be in a far worse state myself if I hadn't made the effort.

goon Thanks for the challange. I will aim to lose two pounds this week but as I haven't weighed I may weigh tomorrow and face the truth. ( a gain no doubt). I will pull myself together and look forward to next monday's weigh in with you. i have friends visiting though and they want take away curry...so I will follow it with a fast day which should help limit the damage smile

MaggotMcVitie Mon 29-Oct-12 15:49:08

Youcan grin at typo - have been trying to think of a halloween name for days!

Tortoise Mon 29-Oct-12 15:58:56

Stinking headache today and feeling grouchy! Guess AF coming earlier than expected sad!

Kids driving me mad with all the mess they are making and not clearing up after themselves. Even blowing my top at them made no difference.

I want chocolate!

GoOooooooooonatic Mon 29-Oct-12 16:38:56

youcan get tandori chicken!!!! Yum, and plain rice, and have a it of a vege dish and you will be fine! Sorted.

isthiswhatitfeelslike Mon 29-Oct-12 18:01:22

ICB very sorry for what you're going through, my mum passed away a few months back from cancer as well. You definitely need a safe space to talk about things. Xx

Well I've lost 3lb this week! Hurrah!! Pleased to be back on a descent instead of a plateau (or small hill!) I've fasted today as I'm just so busy, won't have anything til home later around 6-7pm so clocking up another low cal day. I think perhaps since my lifestyle is so non-active, the reduced cals aren't as "severe" as they would be otherwise, iyswim?

Yes goon sounds delish grin

maggot - what typo? grin
Do I want to know??

MaggotMcVitie Mon 29-Oct-12 19:10:13

Oops - it wasn't you blush

MaggotMcVitie Mon 29-Oct-12 19:10:59

It was TheHumanCatapult grin

Owns up I did the typo this morning but blame it on early start and no coffee blush

Isthis same here I'm between 800-1000 calories a day to take into account my personal circumstances and certainly not put my body into starvation mode though some days my mind may disagree

Ic

Yiu not brought down at all this so much more than diet thread is supporting how we eat and how things going on affect our relation with food so let it all out and food wise do what ever you need to get through it ( lost my dad to Cancer fed years back do understand to well

icb sorry to hear your news, please don't worry about changing the tone of the thread, our emotions and feelings are such a large part of why we we're here, and if it helps you to get things off your chest here then don't feel inhibited.

Hello maggot. It's nice to 'meet' another new person.

ICBINEG Mon 29-Oct-12 22:55:38

Thank you all for the support and so sorry to hear so many have had similar experiences. It's just a total bastard isn't it?

Talk went well though...bizarre how your brain compartmentalizes.

GoOooooooooonatic Tue 30-Oct-12 20:05:03

Well done ichbineg I bet you rocked! Sending a hug.

ICBINEG Wed 31-Oct-12 15:41:47

oh god I totally killed this thread didn't I?

Losers? Where are you?? I promise not to speak for a week if you come back!

cookieowner Wed 31-Oct-12 15:46:31

Im still here, dont worry
had a good week so far and as im going away at the weekend it needs to be

Still here but arghh no excerscising allowed have hurt shoulder and need rest as much as possible which is slightly tricky as I wheel myself around all day

But trying stick to diet even though things very stressfull today

Ici don't you dare you not killed thread at all

I'm counting down to schools go back

FedUpOfRain Wed 31-Oct-12 17:09:32

I'm here too, full of cold and munching on halloween sweets!

So'ok thread's not dead yet. I am too ashamed to join the thread properly at the moment having been a non dieter for nearly three weeks. However, I am doing myf irst fast day today and all is well grin

I am now on the 4:3 and will try to stick to it until I reach 12 stone!!

FedUpOfRain Wed 31-Oct-12 17:26:03

youcan what are you eating on the low cal days? I'm interested to give it a go. I have decided that I will have no wine throughout November and I'm a bit ashamed to admit I will find it difficult. I want to have a really good month, so things are looking good for my the Christmas parties. Also holding of the baileys until the 1st of December!
This makes me sound like I have a problem...

emonslemons Wed 31-Oct-12 19:27:37

i have nt been eating very well this week, i feel lame! its only week 2! arghhhh!!!!

emonslemons Wed 31-Oct-12 19:29:19

fedup - it doesnt sound like you have a prob any more than the chocoholics - its all about sugar wether alcohol or otherwise!