I don't know my exact weight as I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than step on the scales !
I just know I need to drop atleast 2 dress sizes and I'm starting today !
I've never dieted before but I'm starting today.
Feel horrible, flabby, wobbly, squidgey and big.
I want curves and I'm happy to not be a very slim woman, but I need to be healthier and tone up and shift some fat!
Need advice, tips and help so ill be lurking on these threads
I'm in. I have a stone to shift in 5 weeks. Won't get all the way there but will be having a good go!
This year I will reach my goal weight. Today I'm 79.9kg.
I need to lose 3 stone or 2 dress sizes, with very little spare time to exercise . I'm terrible at keeping up with threads... But I need to be on this one! Help!
11st 9lbs and want to be at least 10 stone. Starting today.
Will be t-total for the next month to help me get in the way of being healthy.
Don't really have an eating plan. WW and SW just depress me. Will be choosing healthy options, and doing a Paul McKenna approach.
As well as trying really hard to schedule in the right amount of exercise.
We can do it!!
I'm in, too afraid to step on scales. Had lost 11lb before Christmas but think I've put it all back on in a week. Going to weigh myself next week but start with the diet today.
I'm 16st 9lb
I've decided to set myself little goals instead of aiming for my ideal weight.
My first goal is to lose 20lb by 29th March as we're going on holiday.
Not quite brave enough for the scales, but count me in.
Nyancat - same here! And completely fell off the wagon.
I am kicking myself but I find it so hard to stick to my diet and routine with the children here. I joined Weightwatchers before Christmas and did really well. I am meant to weigh in tomorrow but can't face it. Kids are off school another week so I think a low carb de-tox is in order.
Will be resigining up to WW on line and see how we go.
And back to walking to work when it's not raining.
Am fairly certain it's 16+ stone here.....starting today sort of but kicking into it properly tomorrow. No diet as such I can't follow them and they make me obsess about food.
Three meals a day
Fruit and fluid in between
Nothing off limits if it is part of a meal
Walk 5 times a week for 20 mins minimum.
I'm in , I am too scared to weigh in , and I am starting tomorrow , family party today .
I need to lose three stone , I want to be able to wear a nice dress for next Christmas without feeling like a blimp .
I am in, got a stone to lose in 6 weeks and another half by summer. Have done slimming world before and still have all the books so going to follow that.
I'm in. Got at least four stone to lose. Definitely four dress sizes.
84kg here . Not for much longer
I'm in too. 17st 1lb this morning. Have never told anyone that before. Very ashamed of myself although it is 6lb less than this time last year! I want to lose 5 st and 4 dress sizes!
I am going to use my fitness pal again as this worked last year, and also try low carb for a bit. Definitely cutting out bread and cheese!
I've gone up two dress sizes in three weeks I discovered today
I've just had to undo my trousers as they are too tight. My eating has been out of control the past few months. I've eaten all the unhealthy food in the house
apart from the shop bought mincepies and christmas cake that DH is welcome to, yuck
I'm going to log back into MFP as I found that really helpful before.
I'm in. Rejoined ww online on Friday and have tracked everything since on my iPhone. If it goes in my mouth it goes in my phone.
15st on Friday which means I'm about 4st overweight. 11st is perfect for me as I wouldn't suit being skinny.
Also ttc so not good from a BMI point if view either.
Start new job tomorrow which means 15 min walk to and from car park which won't do me any harm - I do go the gym but then I use as an excuse to eat more!!!
I go on Hols in 6 weeks so if I can lose a stone before then I will be happy!!
Good luck everyone!!
I've done MFP and was very successful as I run a lot too.
I started to lose interest in weighing everything and logging everything though, then I got a bit too smug about being slim again and have gained a good stone over the Christmas period. I feel disgusting and my legs (even my knees ffs) wobble when I'm running. It's grim.
I was about to start a thread saying similar...
I have lost 15lb since November 17th and I am feeling it creeping back on...I went from 17st 2lb to 16st 1lb just before Xmas...I need to re-weigh myself as the batteries have ran out in the scales but the extra wobble is creeping back n my tummy so I suspect I have gained a few lbs...
I will repost back later with my today weight...
Back on the diet now
Ok...16.4... Less than I expected so I'm happy
I have been doing WW online and it has been working for me my sister used MFP last year and went from 15st2 to 13st in 6months I just couldn't get the hang of it.
I'm resuming logging everything tomorrow after 2weeks off.
I have 18 months before I hit 40. I cannot be fat and 40.
Ideally I want to shed 5 1/2 stones. Realistically I doubt that will ever happen. So I'm trying one at a time.
No alcohol for January.
Up the vegetables.
No bread (gives me Irtitable bowels anyway).
Cut out cheese and dairy.
Just all round healthier. Stop stuffing in junk. Do more exercise.
I am going to start eating breakfast at work, I start at 8 and if I eat at home then I eat toast and I am starving by about 9.30. so porridge it is then.
Cut down on alcohol.
Cut down on bread.
Don't eat a lot of cheese anyway but will start again on the lower fat lurpak.
walk from Park and ride to work.
Shall we have a group name?
The Lucky 13's??
I've just had pasta and cheese for tea which is my most disgusting food habit (apart from raw pastry but I really don't do that often!). I eat this when DH is working as I can't be bothered to cook properly for myself so I need to make some stuff for the freezer.
I was horrified that the small amount of pasta which was left (and I'd usually have more!) 157g was 12 points worth!! My portion sizes clearly need looking at! I stayed within my allowance though but still a shocker!
I'm going to order a pedometer tomorrow too!
Good luck everyone!
11st 1lb.....was 10st 8lbs 3 weeks ago
My lightest was 10st 4lbs in 2010. I'd lost 1.5st on SW then got pregnant and never quite made it back down to there.
My target is 9st 7lbs [dreamy emoticon] I've never been that light!
Have flirted with MFP and WW online recently but not sure what to follow?
I've read various different things about amount of calories per day but does anyone know what I should be aiming for? I do very little (no) exercise and have very little time to do anything but am going to fit something in.
I am becoming a blimp
lol 13.7. But I have been this or thereabouts for 7 years give or take 2 DC. Prior to DC I was 11.5. I have pretty much given up hope of ever being there again. I would like to be 12.5 by the summer......
12st 9.5 here. 5lb heavier than before Christmas.
1st 8lb heavier than where I was 2 years ago. Then I was in my healthy weight range and a size 12-14, which I am confident and happy in. I'm currently a wobbly size 16.
I've bought a size 14 formal dress on ebay tonight as an incentive to get my act together and stick with it. I've a dinner dance to go to in Feb so that's 6 weeks to lose a dress size. I know I can do it. I've done it before.
CJ, I've also followed WW and MFP. I too cannot decide.
I love the support of a meeting, but can find it tricky to find the time to fit one in. And if I've done badly, it puts me off attending a meeting, which puts me off carrying on. <fickle>
With MFP I never feel that I get the cals right. 1200 is hard to stick to, but I don't seem to lose much with 1300. Still debating which one to go with.
Tomorrow is a pre-booked dinner out with friends, so I shall be starting on Thurs.
I shall log my food and count everything *whether it is cals or points) and will restart my Zumba class. I've got an exercise bike and will be back on my feet at work again too.
Good luck all.
Morning all. Puggy, I'm happy to go with "Lucky 13's"
I just weighed in......12 stone 8 1/2. I'm really pissed off with myself. I'm the same weight now as I was last spring when DD was a few months old! I've put back on the stone and a bit that I'd lost. How shameful At least I hope this will give me the kick up the arse I needed. None of my clothes fit or look nice.
Going to go and weigh in shortly.....prediction is 16st 5lb
My eating plan of three meals a day and fruit in between starts today properly. And we are going for a walk today too.....even if its just round the block as it were.
Drinking a lovely mug of coffee and its nice and peaceful here but DS will be up shortly and then all hell breaks loose .
Just checking in , first day today , building up to weighing in .
So the plan today is three meals , fruit snacks and water , water and more water .
Good luck everyone .
I'm in! Got weighed yesterday and am 10st 7 which means that I have gained a stone over the past year.
I went to put a pair of velvet trousers on over Christmas that I haven't worn since last Christmas and I couldn't fasten them I have signed up to WW online to help me track what I'm eating and would like to loose a stone before Easter.
I could cry , 13. 11.5
That is the biggest ever other than pregnancy .
I have got to do this , if I can stop the cigs then I can do this surely ?
I say no more. Paul McKenna I am all yours luv
Need to lose 1 stone to get out of the overweight range. Would like to lose a stone and half to get back what I weighed 10 years ago at 30. Doesn't sound much but I'm small, little boned and round-faced so I carry weight really badly.
I'm a massive snacker and have switched to working from home so worried about numbers going up rather than down.
I have the MFP app. I'm not going to weigh every morsel though as I'll get all obsessive and weird.
I've tried everything in the past (for a few weeks) (bullimia is about the only thing that makes me thin) so this time I'm going for fit and healthy.
Off to the gym.
Good for you Taggie. I've run up and down stairs a few times and not snacked
Totally fed up with myself. Weighed myself and it was bad. Very bad. Too ashamed of myself to admit what it was. Suffice to say I am aiming to lose at least four stone and four dress sizes.
I would like to be able to buy a pair of knee high winter boots next year and to feel confident to wear skirts and dresses again. I would also like to not be the wrong sort of cuddly mum.
So WW started this morning. I have decided to do a week of "Filling and Healthy" and see if that can kick start a good loss and then motivate me to carry on.
I want my children to grow up with a mum. I'd like to be a granny one day too, but at this rate I won't be.
I am in McDonald's , I had promised we would go today after shopping .
I have not eaten the 800 cal meal u usually would without even thinking , or enjoying it really . A coffee and will have lunch when I get home .
Long May this last .
Well done wilbury. I'm ignoring the chocolates that are littered all over the house. Sticking faithfully to my plan.
Well done Wilbury, showing great restraint there.
So far so good, back at work and the stair were tough, but I was panicking over nothing about getting work trousers back on, a little snugger but OK. will don trainers tomorrow and take shoes in and walk in to work, it is just under 1.5 miles so twice a day should be OK, shouldn't it?
I tried the Bulimia thing as well, and virtually stopped eating in college.
Dorset, glad you're work trousers went back on ok. I'm a bit worried about squeezing into mine, but I'm not back until next weds so hopefully I should at least be a little less bloated by then.
I'm going to make some soup this evening I think as we've got quite a lot of veg leftover from christmas
but no choccies Sally
I'm ignoring the chocolates but cheese is my downfall! It's a whole thread in itself but our family left early over Xmas and we have a fridge full of the stuff!
Saved all my points today / starved myself (must learn how to do the cross out thing!) so we could have Brie baked with cranberry and port sauce and bread to dip! Had relatively healthy mussels in veg stock, shallot and garlic though so don't feel too bad.... Now the challenge is to stay away from anything else for the rest of the night....
Today has gone well...
Three meals, fruit in between and plenty of fluids. No crap food today but that doesn't mean it's banned but will only be eaten if part of a meal.
Watched The Hairy Dieters who did a lovely recipe with sausages, chicken and gammon at 464 cals a portion.
Apparently the Hairy Bikers cook book is on the Book people for £5 plus P&P, am going to invest as the food looked lovely.
Well done Puggymum, hope the starving was worth it
You're stronger willed than me PuggyMum I have finally given in to the temptation of the Christmas chocolates tonight! On the plus side I have just thrown out the remainder of the Christmas cake.
The Hairy Dieters book is brilliant. Very tasty food and healthy.
Just bought Hairy Dieters. £4.49 at The Book People.
Will be starting on Tuesday when they're back at school, but trying to be more aware, now.
Two good days here, have stuck to my MFP calories and no bread, cake, sweets, chocs etc, just meals and fruit snacks, and no wine. Probably not so great that one of those meals was alphabites and baked beans! Going out for lunch tomorrow and friday at friends and out in the evening on friday as well so those will be a struggle!
Chocolate is easy for me DigWeed! the only chocolate I ever really crave is a bounty when I'm due on! And that's for the coconut inside!
There are still 2 big round bries and a few tasty cheeses.... Now that's a challenge for me!!
I think the key is to allow yourself you have times when you can let it go but get straight back on track as soon as you can. I do so well then have one slip up, then two.... Then I think ah bugger it and before I know it I've undone all my hard work. I get so at myself!!!
But we're here. That's the main thing!!
Done okay today. Fruit and fibre breakfast, missed lunch as too busy at work (not good, I know) and then homemade lasagne (if dolmio sauce is homemade ) for dinner.
Grabbed a handful of Pringles when I got home but have logged them along with everything else on MFP.
Am just under on my allowance but only had two glasses of water so need to improve on that .......... Now just to keep this up for the next 150 days
Why is it that no matter what goal you input on MFP, it always gives you 1200 cals as a goal?
Trainers are on for my morning walk, just have to drive 20 minutes to get there
have a good day everyone.
Oh and Puggy, you can freeze the brie, just let it get to the ripeness that you want before you freeze it though as it doesn't continue to ripen wants it has been frozen.
Hi all, can I join you? I'm going to be starting tomorrow as we came back from holiday yesterday and will be going shopping tonight.
This time I'm not following a diet as such, just eating less and moving more. I'm going to have 3 healthy meals a day, lots of water, no alcohol in the week (I tend to have just one glass of wine most nights so going to cut it down to just the weekend, if at all) and aim for a walk at least 5 times a week. Must try to use all the exercise equipment I have too that's currently being used as storage
I have 8 weeks until I'll be wearing shorts or a swimming costume in Florida and I'm about 6 stone overweight so I'm really going to go for it 'till then, then come back to it after, to lose the remaining weight.
Will look at MFP too.
Hi Pratting I'm doing the same with wine as I've got into the habit of drinking a glass or two most nights, Saturday nights only from now on!
Very about your upcoming trip to Florida, you lucky thing!
My goal is 1440 CJMommy I think that means I am very fat . Have just had boiled eggs with ham, coffee and blueberries for breakfast. I am impressed with myself!
I had a good day yesterday an then sat and ate some chocolate coins without even thinking about it! Frigging sabotaging myself!
Any who...I'm off work sick today so I will see how I get on
Lucky 13, I weighed in yesterday at 12Stone , 6 years ago before the kids I was 9 to 9 and a half stone. 12 feels gross to me. Youngest is nearly 4. Have spent 6 years procrastinating about loosing weight. It has been all talk and no action. Aside from 6 or 7 attempts at dieting and exercise.
Can't spend another year winging, really!
Day off today so might be a bit difficult not to pick.
I'll maybe go for a good walk later.
Working up to weighing self is a bit like working up to POAS.
Oh thanks * Dorset * for the tip. I'll put the spare stuff in the freezer tonight as its definitely ripe!! That's also a good thing for me as stops me from just cutting a bit off when I feel the urge as it'll be frozen!
I've just been to aldi and bought a melon, grapes, Parma ham and soup. They usually have balsamic glaze which is divine on melon and ham but they didn't have any
Sounds really too good but I'm going to body pump tonight so I'll have an early dinner of banana in whole meal pitta and a muesli bar... Then try to just have a piece of toast when I get home.
I need a really good day today after the cheese fest last night!!
Work are having a weekly weigh in which starts today....
Have a good day everyone
How is everyone getting on ? So far so good for me . Boiled egg and slice of toast for breakfast , soup for lunch and I have a beef in ale thing in the slow cooker for tonight .
Keep drinking the water everyone . That really dies make a difference , and I know that half the time I am thirsty not hungry .
Been to stock up on fruit and vegetables. Big salad in fridge to pick on.
Been invited out for a meal tomorrow which may be difficult.
weighed myself and have lost 1lb. But I fluctuate so much over a month that I wont feel I've lost weight till at 4lbs has gone for a least a week.
Have snacked but not as badly as normally but two small glasses of white wine wasn't great either.
today toast and marmite for breakie and humous and rice for lunch plus lots of cups of tea and four after eight mints.
will do a lamb something tonight as have meat from a joint to use up.
2 eggs and slice of buttered toast for breakfast.
Ham and tomato sandwich for lunch
6 Mikado choc sticks-snack
Dinner is 2 reduced fat sausages (Sainsbury's butchers choice are best) 5 oven chips and 2 tble spoons of baked beans.
Early night tonight. I'm knackered!!
1st WW since 22nd December today, have gained nearly half a stone in the 2weeks away and am back to 17 1
Only myself and my cake hole to blame though, now have 6 stone 5lbs to lose, so best get on with it!
Glad everyone's having a good day on the eating front. I've made a load of soup with veg I had knocking about. I was alright but not that inspiring. Think I need to do some lentil, bean or pearl barley types ones as they have a bit more flavour and substance to them. Am also trying very hard not to pick at DD's leftovers. Haven't done too badly at that today.
Puggy, I'm well impressed you're going to body pump tonight!
Back from work, I had porridge for breakfast, left over cheese, potato and goose bake for lunch, two bananas and an orange. I walked just under three miles from the park and ride to work and back. I have resisted the biscuits at work and now getting through the hardest part of the day which i between coming home and eating supper. I also need to get out of the mindset of well I have exercised so I can eat.
supper is spahgetti with runner beans, pancetta and half fat creme fraiche.
We are going on holiday in 6 weeks and I don't want the extra belt.
Good evening everyone! Quite a good day today, fruit salad for breakfast, butternut soup for lunch and a quorn grill and loads of veg for dinner. I did sneak in a few left over Christmas chocs mid afternoon though
Going out for lunch tomorrow with Dsis so I suspect that I won't be having quite as good a day!
ok so it all went wrong when I ate a finger of fudge at five pm then and had two portions of lamb goulash for my tea. Now trying to pretend I don't feel peckish
Healthy choices. (my new mantra)
Occasional treats are allowed. Just don't overdo it and stuff your face with crap all day every day.
Herb tea not glass of wine.
Apple or seeds not lump of cheese
Bowl of veg or salad not cheese sandwich, crisps, biscuit, cake and cheese.
Excellent mantra Taggie.
I just worked out my
large pack of healthy dried fruit and seeds was about 450 calories
My next mantra.......
Which was the next mantra to have, dried fruit, healthy but high in calories.
Breakfast was 30g fruit and fibre with skimmed milk. Light choices soup for lunch and homemade lasagne (again!) for dinner. Snacks have been 2 apples, 2 krisprolls with ham and flora light.
I have managed to drink about 1L of sugar free squash - just can't do water on its own and much prefer although am trying to have a 'dry' month ! I think many of my calories come from the large one (or 2) glasses of wine that i've been having most nights, not to mention all I drank over christmas .
EverythingsNotRosie Your breakfast sounds lovely though! I must try to be more inventive as I know I'll get bored and that's when I'll stray!
Pretty good day here. Did snack in the early evening (DH and I eat dinner way too late) on tortilla chips and hummus but I did exercise portion control and have stayed within my calories for the day- just! And no bread again, I think that is making a huge difference. My breakfast was nice, but I am still on school holidays (teacher) so I have time to make eggs. Back to cereal next week. In fact, here's a dieting tip for you. I eat my cereal with almond milk, tastes fine and saves lots of calories and as it is sweet, you also don't need sugar!
Don't think I've even heard of almond milk?? Where would I get it and how does it compare (calorific) to skimmed?
Can I be in the lucky 13's?
Not sure what I weigh as I had a bit of a mishap ordering scales, I ordered kitchen scales instead, oops.
But I'm a 16 at 5ft 6' , so somewhere between 13.5 and 14 stones.
10 years ago, so age 23, I was 11 stone and a size 12, that's what I am aiming for.
Hi, can I step in <wobble> I have doubled my body weight in a year to be honest, I was too small, but now I am too big! I need to lose about 2 stone to be okay, 2.5 would be better.
I have started with:
walking instead of getting the tube, as much as I can (not always possible with my commutes)
no alcohol (though this will be ruined at the weekend)
no late night 'binges' on sweet carby food like yogurt with gallons of honey, nuts, dried fruit - all healthy but not in the quantities I was eating them
I'm not going to 'diet' per se or count calories. I have weighed myself, at the gym, and was horrified my BMI puts me in the overweight category and I have broken all my trousers this happened so quickly for me I didn't see it coming really.
Generally I will just try and be mindful of my eating. I constantly graze and eat very late at night, I also have a habit of not eating proper meals in daytime and then getting really hungry at night and eating everything in sight. Other things I am thinking of doing are more cardio, and maybe actually going to the gym for more than one yoga class a week. I pay a stupid amount for this, I should use it more or cancel it-
CJ I just bought some almond milk today actually, from waitrose, I got the unsweetened version, have never tried it before but have been having loads of milky lattes and teas recently, and far too much chocolate (and cream at christmas) I figured I might try having less dairy.
I was very good yesterday - had a seaweed and salmon wrap for my lunch, then went to a (killer) zumba class. Alas, I ruined it by having not one but 2 thai red curries late at night
DigWeedSow, I have bought some lemons to slice and have in water. That's about as close to wine as I'll be getting in the week
Well, I've done a meal plan for until Sunday, as going shopping again on Monday. All healthy stuff and for the first time, I didn't buy anything that wasn't on the list. That's a first for me!
So I weighed myself yesterday, as I couldn't wait 'till today and embarrassingly I'm 17st 4lb I've put on about 4 stone since I met dh at the beginning of 2008
Today will be a real test for me. I usually make it 'till mid afternoon on the first day then sneak in something I shouldn't.
I'm kick starting the day as I mean to go on though, with a brisk walk to wake me up
Good luck everyone
I'm back from my walk. Only did 12 mins but it was a very fast walk then I ran up the steps to get to my house. Sweating now. Would have done longer but my shoes were rubbing. Will most likely go for another one with dh tonight. I'll be doing a day of housework too so that counts as exercise right?!
Have just checked and almond milk is about equal to skimmed. But it's a lot creamier and sweeter. I actually would have either but I am off dairy as a way of tackling acne at the moment. Weighed myself this morning (start of day 4) and have lost 1lb. Doesn't seem like much does it!
Definitely counts as exercise pratting! All my walks are at toddler speed at the moment so not much exercise!
EverythingsNotRosie (it's me Pratting, thought I should change back from my Christmas name!)
Just had breakfast- a 2 egg omelette with 6 cherry tomatoes cut in half, 2 spring onions, ½ a red pepper, 30g cheese & 1 tbsp ketchup.
On my 2nd glass of water. I normally only have maybe 2/3 drinks a day so I must make more of an effort.
1st weigh in for me later!
I've never done Friday as a weigh day before so hopefully if I lose will spur me to be good for the weekend and if I gain will make me feel bad so I'll be good for the weekend!
I also took a before picture at work yesterday. I look hideous! We are doing a weekly charity weigh in for 20 weeks so 1lb a week pretty much equals 10% of my body weight!
I can feel last nights body pump today...
Have a good day everyone! I'll be back later with my 1st week weigh in!
Welcome new faces. I'm sure we will all have thinner faces before long!
Terra I was very amused at the thought of accidently ordering kitchen scales! I've got images of you trying to balance yourself in the bowl!
Finally braved the scales this morning and up to 10st11 so put on 2lb over Xmas which isn't as bad as I thought. Back to work in a month and need to be down a dress size or I'm gonna have to buy a new wardrobe!
Hi all, can I join? I'm on another thread but it's really slow. I started on Jan 1. I weighed 13 stone exactly. Want to get down to 9 stone so quite a way to go. So far so good.
cafecito did you really double your weight in one year? you must have been exceedingly underweight. hope you are ok and that you have a health professional involved?
vicky come on over - the more the merrier
fruity museli with half milk/half water, a bit of kids chocolate santa (too much for them to eat healthily by themselves. corn thins with hummous and 3 dried apricots so pretty good today.
Not doing that well so far.....might be better when DS goes back to school.
Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good day
Got weighed this morning and have lost 3lbs !!! I suspect that it's beginners luck and things will slow down next week (or be gained over the weekend). Went out for lunch today with Dsis and had a superfood wholewheat pasta dish, it helped that Dsis is also dieting so we could count our points together!
Called at Subway on the way home and got a take out salad bowl for this evening to counteract the pasta which is only 2 WW points or 89 cals and that's with the dressing!
Hope you all have a good weekend and don't succumb to too much
Just been to the gym.
Looks like the options on the menu tonight are past or chips (i'm being a bit of a vegan this month)
Went on my first walk today. Only round the block but I thought if I can do that four to five times a day and then increase, it may help. It's only a three minute walk, but it's uphill and a start. Eventually I should, in theory, be able to do the mile into the village. That's the aim.
Evening all, hope everyone's day has been better than mine. Stinking cold, I was undermined at work so left and came home and went to bed for 5 hours.
Well done on the walking Dawn.
Any particular reason why just pasta or chips Taggie?
Dorset. Sounds right crap.
I've given up meat (because I don't like it much apart from pork scratchings) and dairy (it makes my bowel irritable) so the options left are pasta and chips. Or hopefully salad. And no wine! (dry january!!!)
3lb DigWeed!!! Call it what you want but that's a fab start!
And Dawn you'll be walking that mile in no time!!!
I've just weighed and have lost 1lb. I was hoping for more (as you do!) but I used 34 of my weekly points and only had 16 activities so I guess 1lb is about right!
I'm booked on body blitz in the morning (whatever that is?!) then a swim. No major plans this weekend so hopefully I can stay on track!!
Will be fine on Monday, lead nurse on holiday, deputy of sick, senior nurse on day off and one arsing around and not sticking to my rota, which I do with care and thought.
Nothing to put with pasta, tinned toms etc?
I've not started properly counting anything yet, but have stocked up on healthy options of food, decided on the ww class I want to join (there's a Fri a.m. class that I can go to on my day off each week) and have cut back on the richness of the dinners and the amount of snacks etc that we've been eating.
This morning (I weigh myself a few times a week out of habit) I was 12st 7, which is 2.5lb less than I was on 1st Jan.
Yesterday was a sensible lunch and fish in sauce with mash and peas for dinner. But then there were biscuits in the evening.
Today was a sensible lunch, then the busy last day of the hols (not counting the weekend) took over. We had lots of people to visit and ended up with starving kids, so we went to the chippy. I've had half the chips I'd normally eat though.
Tomorrow I'm going to make some of the Hairy Dieters' golden vegetable soup. Normally I just bung stuff in a pan, boil it and eat whatever the result is, but I like the look of this so will follow the recipe. Or I might make it on Sun and then take it to work for lunches.
Cutting out snacks is what I need to do most of all. I find it hard to do that on holiday days, but come Monday it's back to school/work and there aren't snacks in the staffroom. And it will only be evening snacking I need to tackle.
Oh, and QVC had a good price on a set of 3 Zumba DVDs last night, complete with toning sticks, so I've bought those.
I have an exercise bike as well as those and on an evening, when the kids are in bed and the OH is in the garage tinkering, that's what I shall be doing. And I go to a Zumba class on a Wed too.
I've got a stinking cold also, so I haven't eaten through the day, just had dinner.
One salmon fillet, peppers and onions with two boiled new potatoes.
I put it on a side plate to fool me into thinking I had a plate full of food, and I'm FULL I would normally have had double the amount that I had tonight.
Still no bathroom scales as I can't afford them until DH gets paid on 16th.
Mixed day here.
Missed lunch as meeting ran over until 3pm....... Then ate an apple, banana and Christmas cake Also had two biscuits in the meeting.
However, I've tracked everything and only 88cals over my allowance so quite please as have been slightly under the last few days.
On new years day I was 11st 1lb and today I was 10st 11lbs . I know it won't carry on like this but it has given me a reason not to pig out over the weekend as I normally would!
Well done CJ.
food wise was a bit hit and miss.
After I left work I had a skinny hot chocolate and toast at Costa.
Slept and had two more pieces of toast, and have just had pork chops and culiflower cheese, no potatoes and cut off all the fat from the pork chop. No wine.
Have realised I have namechanged, was DorsetKnob.
Hi all, everyone's doing so well. I was doing good today until i went to PIL for dinner, FIL is a fantastic cook and I ended up
stuffing my face eating a bit too much. Tomorrow I'll have to be extra good which may be a problem because we're going to a dinner party with some friends but I'm determined to be good, I have to get this weight off, I look and feel disgusting.
Will have a glass of water and then go to bed.
The dress I've bought for a formal dinner dance at the middle/end of Feb (size 14) has arrived and I tried it on.
I can do it up level to where my bra strap is, then it's an inch or so away from doing up. I'm hoping that is do-able in 6-8 weeks depending on when the dinner actually is.
(I have a backup dress that I know will fit just in case that I have worn a different year, but I have sworn not to be 12st anything next time the dance is on as I hated the photos from last year. )
DisAstrophe (great name!) yes I more than doubled my weight in a year and I just keeeep gaining.... I should probably double check my thyroid function as I'm pretty active, I was eating the wrong things at the wrong times recently but should have levelled off a long time ago. . I was 'about right' back in March last year, and have gained ever since! If I lost 2 stone I'd be ok, which doesn't sound like a lot but it is as I have not lost anything so far. Today was good, but didn't do any exercise [bad] but did eat healthily (miso soup and a butternut squash salad) - think I need to cut back on my latte habit though, a little bit, I must drink my daily calories in those (we're talking maybe 6 a day) [oink]
Do you know where I can do the body fat composition thingy on scales without buying my own? I don't really want to own scales - there's some at the gym but they are not digital and seem to swing about wildly- or should I just buy some scales?
I've just weighed in at 16.11 and was 17.1 on new year's day so I am pleased. Pigged out a bit yesterday though- ham, egg and chips and half a bottle of wine when out in the evening after eating toddler leftovers at 5. I find it really hard not to nibble when toddler is. Need to be extra good this weekend to keep weekly calories right. cafecito maybe the scales in boots? I know it gives you quite a long print out!
Morning all , I have weighed this morning and since wed I have lost two pounds which I am pleased with .
I am going to weigh on a Sat and a wed and hope that keeps me on track .
I am working today so need to watch my snacking , good luck to everyone , the weekends are tricky .
Morning all, weight is fluctuating, yesterday I had put on 1.5 and today I have taken off 2
I agree with weekends, I am off out all day today in the countryside, doing some walking but getting a good lunch and then off out to lunch tomorrow.
Morning all, well done on the weight losses.
I did what I predicted yesterday and went off track in the afternoon Not massively, at least. I've decided to eat all the healthy meals I've planned over the weekend but finish off the Christmas chocolates (luckily there's not many left!) ready to be 100% on plan from Monday.
I had to have some wine last night as we had a bit of stressful news but the bottle will be finished tonight, then I won't buy anymore for a while.
Looking forward to carrying on with the early morning walks on weekdays. Hopefully I'll see at least a small loss on the scales on Friday.
Have a great weekend all
Missed breakfast again this morning so had an apple and a few Pringles mid morning. I have put them on MFP so can see straight away what I have left. I think this is going to be key to success for me, otherwise I will 'forget' the chocs and biscuits I've eaten them wonder why I haven't lost . That and keeping on this thread! I've never managed more than a few posts before so trying to turn posting on here into a 'good' habit
No alcohol since new years eve, which is always my biggest downfall. Still intent on having a dry month, except for next Saturday night when I'm out with friends I haven't seen in months-can't totally deprived myself can I?!
Well done on your ongoing willpower ladies!
CJ I'm finding keeping MFP updated really helpful. Especially in adjusting my portion sizes for dinner. My DH does the cooking, which is great, but he usually tries to give me massive servings. He's a foot taller than me and has always been slim so I definately don't need to eat the same amount as him!
Have just worked out my dinner tonight . The pork roast portion works out the same as a piece of apple pie with a bit of custard-I know what I'd rather have I will be quite happy with my veggies, roasts and gravy with a luvverly (!) pud!! X
I don't blame you CJMommy! I know what I'd rather have too
We got up late today so had brunch/lunch at 12 of a wrap filled with scrambled egg, beans, quartered cherry tomatoes, a bit of grated cheese and a little ketchup. Was lovely and I'm still fullish!
forgetting about the few chocolates I've had!
Will be making a cottage pie for dinner packed with veg and a potato and swede topping.
I had a lovely day in the country, nice lunch but not huge, now drinking and will probably have boiled eggs for tea.
I have made pavlova for lunch tomorrow but I don't eat it, which will save me something.
ok I will head to a boots and look for scales- I'm free tomorrow. Today was a disaster though (maybe should not weigh self tomorrow!) I was working allll day and then started snacking on random things at work by about 5pm (little packs of nuts and fruit and things) then went out for a compulsory drinks thing, but ate so much food - had 3 cranberry juices, then practically a whole bottle of prosecco, then houmous, 3 lots of nachos (yes, really, 3 plates), some deep fried tempura things, and olives... I didn't do the ordering. I passed on dessert though, I am now so full of nacho cheese I feel pretty dreadful. So, back on the wagon tomorrow! (or maybe monday) I'm going to start shredding daily too, but won't start that til monday either <waddles out>
Am getting used to the feeling of hunger. It makes me feel powerful to know I can function whilst hungry.
Don't think I was ever really hungry all of last year.
Made some popcorn for snack. Lightly salted it. Thoroughly satisfying and far less fat than crisps. 15g of unpopped corn = 41cals.
Hello all 13ers.
I'm on day 5 of no wine, cheese, bread etc. Home from work and hungry. Need to plan my evening meal or I will slip and pick on junk.
cafecito, I'm sure tomorrow will be a better day.
I know what you mean about feeling hungry Shybairns. And I'm finding everything tastes better when I'm actually hungry for it rather than eating for the sake of it.
2 days til I weigh in. I'm hoping for a good loss that'll give me a big incentive to carry on as I am.
Have done well today. Even though I had some Pringles and a biscuit, I managed to stop after ONE biscuit and a FEW Pringles. Normally I would plough my way through the entire tube/packet!
I'm 70 cals under my daily allowance and have managed to drink 2litres of sugar fee squash. Not attempted any exercise yet, that will be my biggest potential fail so I am trying to create good habits first before I think about this.
Feeling the need to raid the fridge for cheese so off to bed now
Well done CJMommy
5 days 'till weigh in for me. I've done okish over the weekend. Ate the healthy meals I'd planned but had some chocolate too, that was left over from Christmas.
All weekend I was looking forward to having a walk every weekday, but now I really cba. I will go out though and I know I'll feel better for it.
Have a great day all
I know it's not much, but I've just done a 1.26 km fast walk (mapped on mapmyrun.com) At least it's a start. I may get the shred out and do that later too.
Morning everyone, hope you've had a good weekend.
Been good all weekend until last night when pizza beckoned!
Noilly well done with the walk, I've been the same looking forward to getting out today. Now that it's here I cba either, however it's a dry morning here so there is no excuse really. When DS was younger I walked the school run everyday, I don't think it's a coincidence that my weight gain started when he moved up to secondary school!
Weigh in tomorrow. Hope I've shed my christmas food baby. It was huge.
I woke up at 11 this morning too late to go to the gym, and drove in to town. V v bad.
Will do gym tomorrow.
Can I join too? I am about 13 stone 7 (will weigh tomorrow) and need to lose about 4 stone (although anything under 11 stone would be great). I lost 4 stone to get to 10 stone 7 a couple of years ago and have stress ate my way back up to my current weight. I am short and apple shaped so it is so not healthy. At my heaviest I was 14 stone 10 around October time.
I went to the GP about a year ago with chronic fatigue and after a blood test and a scan was told I have the beginnings of a fatty liver. I was supposed to go back for a repeat blood test at the end of last year but haven't lost any weight so too afraid to . It's rubbish, I am eating and drinking my way into ill health at the moment. Haven't had a drink since NYE so am going for a dry January.
I would love to be able to wear a nice dress next Christmas. Have a wardrobe full of lovely clothes that won't go up past my knees . Have actually done ok food wise over the last week or so as I have such bad toothache (have dentist appointment next week) that I haven't felt like eating. Don't recommend it though.
The weight comes off and the weight goes on, so having a rethink. Have done well today, porridge for breakfast, a banana for snack, very low fat pasta, chicken and pea risottoish (chicken carcass in slow cooker for a few hours with onions, pick meat off and add rice/pasta) another banana and orange and then I am coping with the hours between coming home and eating.
Supper is going to be gammon, cooked in slow cooker and a big wodge of steamed veg with a mustard dressing. Planning to try and do filling and interesting veg sides for supper and cut down on potatoes, pasta and rice.
I walked back from work to the car, quickly, calves and bum muscles ached and out of breath going up the hill.
Went for a walk today and did 30 mins of brisk walking, I can walk quite far but would like to start running and am thinking of starting the couch to 5k, has anyone else done this?
On the food front have been good all day, soup for lunch and salmon with pasta for dinner.
I had a shockingly bad day, totally fell off the wagon, probably because I ate nothing until about 6pm, then went crazy- now sat here past midnight eating big bags of nuts at my laptop feeling fat!
I did go shopping though (again, not good- lured by nuts and things) but bought spinach, kale, broccoli and asparagus and some more almond milk (haven't started the no dairy yet)- will make sure my fridge is full of healthy things so I have no excuse to stuff my face with whatever I find when I am hungry.
it was my birthday today hence the comfort eating snacking thing I think (am very stressed at the moment about exams and other things).
Dig I want to start running. I went for a couple of runs before new year and felt great afterwards but could only manage about 2k, and slowly. I want to start the couch to 5k program properly but couldn't find written instructions for it anywhere
Well I woke up and weighed myself and put a pound on since last week
I am officially rubbish. I have spent all weekend eating my through the Christmas choc
I don't even like choc that much . Idiot .
Children are back at school today so I am hoping that today is the start of better things .
Sounds like you have done the same dorset , shall we kick each other ?
Happy birthday Cafecito birthdays are exempt from dieting I've downloaded the c25k podcasts from the NHS site and it gives a week by week description of the plan here
January is a quiet month for me work wise so I'm going to try and get stuck into the plan, I work from home so get very little excersise otherwise.
Had my first weekly weigh in this morning and have lost 4lbs so back to my pre Christmas weight, just the rest to shift now!
Well done dig ! That is a fab loss in a week .
Right I am going to do the shred of evil next week , I don't think I can face it just yet , I should be able to see a good loss without it this week .
I have officially slipped into the obese category very very sad face .
I have joined my fitness pal if anyone is on there and wants to add me . I am called neverthisfatagain .
No more messing about , it has got to be done !
Well done Dig!
Weighed in this morning and 4 1/2 pounds off. I know this will be mostly fluid but it's a good incentive to stay motivated.
I'm still kicking myself for allowing the weight to creep
pile back on when I'd been doing so well back in the autumn. I lost control of it and just didn't really care. Well I certainly care now that none of my clothes fit or look nice. And I weigh the same as I did a few months after I'd give birth!
To my fellow 13ers who are struggling, I hope you can get back on track.
I’ve done a quick recce of who’s in and there are 34 of us! I know there are a few similar threads so people may be on both and we’ll have a few drop outs over the weeks once the new year flurry has died down… will it be you? Or me!!!
I’ve made some quick notes (which is either current weight, what you want to lose / goals) underneath and will try to keep this up to date!
So far I have added we have lost 16lbs from those who have posted! If when you note your success, you put the total you have lost, that will make it easier!!
Taggie – you are the OP and as you have 18 months to go, I am with you on an 18 month journey – my goal is to have a BFP though but NEVER be above 15st again even if PG!
16st 7 -18 months to 40 (5st 7)
2 dress sizes
3st / 2 dress sizes
10st 11lb (1 dress size 1 month)
13.11.5 `3st / next Xmas
1st in 6 weeks
4st / 4 dress sizes
17st 1lb (5st)
Up 2 dess sizes in 3 weeks
15st (ttc) (1st in 6 weeks)
11st 1lb 9st 7lb
13st 7lb (12st 5 by summer)
12st 9 (size 14 in 6 weeks)
10st 7 (1st)
17st 4lb (6st)
17st 1lb (6st 5lb)
13.7 - 14st (11st size 12)
13st 7lb (under 11st)
Well that didn't look as neat as it did in the email I sent! But hopefully you can decipher and I'll try to get it neater next time!!!
Very impressive !
I do love a list .
Thanks travellingwilbury I'm hoping this will help me stay on track this time!!!
I've been really good in that I have tracked everything honestly, even if I've gone over my daily points. I'm still well within my weeklies but then I haven't really had a drink....
I'm starting to feel better and falling asleep at night the minute I hit the pillow!! I didn't make it to body blitz on Saturday but I have been out walking the dogs and was at the gym last night / going tonight.
My boss had the Madhur Jaffrey beetroot curry yesterday and it was lovely... And no points! So I'll be making that this week!!!
My new favourite lunch is melon with Parma ham (I've had grapes and beetroot with it today!) with a drizzle of balsamic glaze!! It works really well as 4 points.
I need to eat regularly to stave off the manic fridge attacks so I've been having oatso simple for breakfast at half six, a ww biscuit bar with my morning cuppa at work, light lunch and muesli before I leave work en route to the gym.... I still had 6 of my daily points left last night so had a mince pie! I bank my activity points!
Wow, that's some list Puggy , I love the sound of beetroot curry yum!
I'm on MFP as well as doing WW travelling as digweedsow (very imaginative) and will add you.
oneslice Well done right back at ya
Did the first run of couch to 5k this morning, not too bad but not a breeze either I can't ever imagine being able to run 5k but will stick with it and see how it goes.
I'm puglady on ww as someone beat me to puggymum!!
Please may I join you? I weighed myself yesterday for the first time in over a year and gave myself a scare. I need to lose at least 4 stone...and still have lots of christmas goodies about the house.
I have signed up on MFP (though haven't worked it out yet) and had a positive start yesterday, but could really use some help to stay on track.
Welcome Momb! I'll add you to our list!! I've got 4st to lose too
I'm using ww - tracking for me really is the key!!
I'm about 13 stone , tall and I should be about 9.5 to 10.5.
I want to lose weight because I don't like looking the way I do. And secondly my doctor told me to because I have buggered my feet with the excess weight and it's really painful.
Exercise is going to be impossible because of feet pain - plantar fasciitis. And I have to lose weight slowly because of my medication for epilepsy.
Am going to joint Tesco weight lose on line but not until the weekend when all the Christmas goodies are gone .
Good list Puggy.
My first week has been pretty good.
That's my christmas food baby banished.
O might unwrap my shred dvd. I bought it at least 2 years ago .
They are doing a bootcamp at the gym (Curves) which might also give me a push to exercise.
8lbs taggie?? That's fantastic!!
As people post their weight loss I'll update so keep a running tally.
My calculations are 27.5lbs already and that's just from 9 of us!!
I've just had my bowl of muesli ready for the gym. I'm doing a new ViPR class tonight which may kill me!!
I'm actually quite fit for a big 'un!!
It's not real, just first week adjustments and post christmas binge loss.
I am seriously craving wine and cheese.
Puggy, I love the idea of the list. Thanks for getting us started with that.
Taggie, that excellent loss must give you a boost. Brilliant!
Hello to new people. You're very welcome here.
Oh Lord I'm more than I thought 13st 6lb.
Great list Puggymum and thank you definitely long haul for me.
I think I may have resolved the problem in that I have raging PMT and drinking lots of water and starting to feel achey. I am eating less than I normally eat and way less carbs, cut down on diet coke and upped my water intake, and walking more, route marched in the rain back from work today to the car.
Well done Taggie, great start, and a real morale boost.
And well done everyone else nearly 30 lbs is excellent.
Oh and it is 1.3 miles to work
wow, there's a list and everything! thank you! I think I have reappraised my weight issues and would be happy with a 12kg loss, which sounds doable. But I weighed myself today and have gained 2kg
today was better, but I have eaten curry - I do love curry- in fact I am still eating curry I love it too much. however I managed to resist the little packs of fruit and nuts and the chocolate boxes calling me as I walked by, resisted the divine looking cheesy wrap at lunchtime and didn't have as many lattes and I went to a kickboxing class just now (and will do the evil shred before bedtime, maybe)
I was thinking about joining myfitnesspal Ive seen posters mention it, I will have a look at it
Tomorrow I am back into trekking across London mode - boo- and I have decided not to use the 2 stations closest to me, but to pop on ipod, trainers, and walk very quickly to a station further south (mapmyrun says it's only 2k away but it seemed very far by bus!) with the added bonus being that it's a quicker line (different northern line branches drive me mad) so I should get there faster, and a bit fitter. maybe.
it was a 2kg gain with clothes on though, not on proper scales- so maybe there's a little loss somewhere.. will have to weigh self in the morning one day soon (using scales at the gym)
Wow! That list is great, thanks! It helps to see the figures in black and white, just need to keep reminding myself of my goal!
Well, weigh day and I'm down to 10st 10.5lbs so 4.5 lbs off Am just a bit pleased!! Now, need to keep on going as it's weeks 2-3 that I loose the will and motivation. If I can make it to week four then I should be in it for the long haul!
A good day again. I did succumb to some chocolate but did log it in MFP. I do love this way of logging stuff- am so impressed which the barcode scanner, it is really making tracking my food do much easier (although I am easily pleaded ) .
Think I may struggle at the weekend; am off to stop with my mom (cupboards full of rubbish) and am out with friends of old on saturday do that will be a wine and curry fest-that's my only day in January that I am allowing alcohol (can't wait!)
Morning all, well done on the fab weight losses
I don't think I'm totally in the zone yet. I've been walking every morning and doing housework all day but the eating side of things tends to slip right after lunch. I'll have a good breakfast and lunch but as soon as I put my knife and fork down, I'm like "where's the sweet stuff?!"
Then I'll have a good dinner and want to snack at night
I have cut right down on food though, smaller portions, cutting things out and swapping things for healthier options. Just need to stop with the sweet stuff so much.
I think today, I'll either chuck out or hide the bad stuff (like in the loft as I don't go up there for love nor money!) Then I should be ok.
As well as the walking, which I'm enjoying, I'm going to start doing the shred and boxing with dh. Looking forward to it!
Weigh in is on Friday. I'll be happy to have lost a lb tbh! I'm currently a size 18 and I think I'd like to be at least a 12.
Right, off to get dressed for my walk. I can walk for miles and miles but it's a bit scary out there in the dark in a village with not many streetlights on my own...so I just do a quick short one. I'll go out in the light when I get more confidence (don't think anyone is ready to see me in my exercise trousers just yet!) I may start doing a couple of walks a day soon too though.
Have a great day all
Oh yes and thanks for the list! can't believe I forgot to mention that in my mammoth post!
Can't wait to see the weights coming down
Morning all , weigh in day today and I was dreading it , I had weighed in a few days ago and hadn't lost anything . My own fault as I had given in to the Christmas choc , well I have lost two pounds
Stupid phone is driving me mad .
Meant to say well dine to everyone for their losses , I am determined to keep this up now , I have got the shred but I am keeping it until my weight plateaus .
Morning all, wish my weigh in was today as I have lost, oh well, will keep the momentum up for next week. I have an admin training day today so should not be tempted with boredom or cakes that other colleagues bring in
so porridge for brekfast
Teryiaki noodles with chicken for lunch
some sort of meat from the freezer and aubergine parmigani for supper
Hope everyone has a good day.
Great list, thank you for that and some very impressive losses!!
I weighed yesterday, 13 stone 9.5lbs. Grrr.
I walked from the train station to work yesterday morning instead of taking the bus which is just under 2 miles and this morning I attempted (but couldn't manage the whole thing without stopping) the shred - level 1. Am so heavy I can just feel all this weight bouncing about...
I went to a reception last night with free booze and managed to abstain as am trying for a dry January. But I did eat some of the quiches and then I came home and ate party rings and wotsits left over from DD's birthday over the weekend.
So, I think weigh-in for me is going to be on a Tuesday.
Good luck for this week everyone!
Right, have weighed self at was 14st 6, now 14st 3 after no pudding and no snacking regime, plus more walking (hard as I have mobility problems).
Dorset ya tease , come on spill .
Am getting busy with my table! I'm inputting starting weight in lbs and weight loss so we track % of weight lost too! It's looking good!! I will post once a week when everyone has updated their progress
Just to add, not everyone has said their weight, which is fine - we can still tally up our total losses!
For those that have, we can quickly see milestones, such as going under 200lb, 5% weight loss, under the next stone etc etc!
Currently Taggie has lost 3.46% of weight so setting the pace!!
Boffinmum has gone under 200lbs
DigWeedSow is 8lbs from Goal
I clearly have too much time on my hands. I've started a new job and my systems aren't set up! But keeping on top of it now its set up is easy!
32.5 lbs so far Lucky13's!
I'm trying to have only a few points today as we are having baked cheese for dinner tonight. 3 left (2 in freezer!)... We have a quest to eat food from the freezer so as long as I'm planning I can make sure I have the points!!
PuggyMum, I luffs you. I was having a fat day and I now feel motivated.
Anyone thinking about the Paul McKenna Gastric Band thing they were discussing on MN? I thought it sounded interesting but tbh he's a very good salesman ... not sure I would pay £129 for the privilege of a mass hypnosis session ...
Some great losses this week unfortunately I'm 10lb from goal but I'll happily go with 8lb So far sticking to the no booze through the week rule but last night I was very tempted and managed another run today as the sun was shining.
Is it just me or does anyone else get weighed very first thing in the morning with no clothes on but after having a wee (every little helps )? It really does make a difference as I always weigh a lb or two more in the evening!
Ah yes sorry DigWeedsow - that's my crap adding!!
I do my official weekly weigh after work on a Friday before the weekend kicks in!
But also jump on the scales most mornings, naked and after a wee too... I know you shouldn't weigh so often though!!
No need to be sorry, I much prefer your adding I too weigh myself most mornings which is bad as my weight fluctuates daily but I just can't resist the temptation to see if I've lost.
PiggyMum, sorry I should have said I weigh (shudder with shame) 211lb. I'll be weighing myself on Monday am, and if I don't stop eating the Christmas leftovers I'll weigh more next week than I did at the start of this one! I did well on Monday, but then yesterday evening managed to somehow drink 3 glasses of wine and eat half a box of buttery biscuits :-(
Trying to get back on the wagon today, but after such failure on Day 2 I'm starting to doubt myself.
Me too! I was 14st 9.25 this am but 14st 12 according to my last weigh in... If I come in at 14st 10 on Friday I'll be made up.
I've found Friday to be a great official day as if I do go overboard and use my weeklies I then have mon-thurs to be super good / earn back with activity.
You're in good company Momb. I was 210lb as a starting weight.
We are all here... That's the main thing!!
And a few of us are still ploughing through Xmas food!!
My advice is eat it but track it... I'm eating all the Xmas cheeses etc but making sure I am honest with what I've eaten.
Hello all , so far so good today thankfully
Momb , I did much the same a few days ago but the difference this time is I didn't chuck the towel in . I got up the next day and started again , I am not going to be this fat again !
I can't do another summer in jeans and baggy tops pretending I am not hot and uncomfortable .
Total first week weight loss is 5lb here, down to 16st 10. Doing pretty well, not eating bread is helping and logging everything. Quick post on phone but wanted to say hi!
Puggy, I'm absolutely loving your stats recap! Very motivating.
Welldone losers all It's been a good start.
Sorry wilbury will not reveal a weight again until next Tuesday.
My long term goal is to lose 6/7 stone but that is too daunting so will start by setting a goal weight of 181bs.
I done well today, if I have been feeling hungry then I drink water instead of reaching for food. DH is on the wine but I have resisted, he is cooking pork belly for supper though but will not be having any carbs just veg, we have two pigs in the freezer so it is a question of eating what there is and just cutting down.
I' d like to join you as well if thats ok
I am at the heaviest ever in my life, so have invented my own no crap diet
started last week at 13st 10
lost 4 lbs this week so now 13 6
I also started the gym yesterday - oh my word, did a spin class, zumba today and plan another spin tomorrow [completely bonkers]
I'll read the whole thread in a bit so I know whats what etc
Hey puggy you are fab! This will really help!
Weigh in day for me is a tuesday and yes, naked in the morning after a wee
Puggy you stats are lovely. Incomprehensible but lovely (i can't count or do maths).
Weigh in day for me is Tuesday. Naked. After a wee.
I've discovered cranberry green tea. It's not wine but is delicious.
I prefer lemon green tea. Still chugging down the water, due to rain later so won't get my walk back down to the car park from work. And that is about it.
Hope everyone has a good day.
Morning everyone! Have just attempted the shred again so my arms are a bit shaky (from the cans of baked beans am using as weights!). Did better eating wise yesterday. The weather is so mild here at the moment, I can already see Spring coming and am so desperate not to face another warm season with nothing fitting me and seeing everyone else floating about in nice dresses!
I had a really good day yesterday, lots of really good stuff (breakfast, roast dinner with baked instead of roast spuds and lots of greens, prawn omelette with salad, no snacking) and even managed to claw back about 300 cal of the extra 1100 I ate on Tuesday night, plus I'm religiously drinking fluids so have high hopes today...and I put all the leftover christmas blue cheese in the bin (It is a waste but I am the only one that eats it so it would go off before I finished it anyway) and gave the butter biscuits to the children. A good loss in my first week would be a great motivator so I'm going to try not to cheat again.
Thanks for the fruit tea tips: I used to love it but haven't had any for years, but I'll get some as a wine substitiute.
Welcome furball with your 4lbs off! We'll add that to our tally
Yep, tuesday, first thing, naked and after a wee! 6lb loss so far but very bad diet day today back on the wagon tomorrow!
I'm still on track. Managing not to buy crap
delicious food at work. Hopefully this diet will save me a few pounds in cash as well as weight!
Evening, I have had one small slip up today which was the crust of a homemade loaf of bread, I struggle to resist. Still chugging back water and tonights supper is gnocchi with a tomato and red pepper sauce and mozarella and some tenderstem broccolli.
Weigh in day is Monday and it can't come fast enough. Need to see a result. Lack of alcohol is hard!!
Grrrr, bad day today! DS made tiramasu in cookery at school today so had to have some, this wouldn't have been too bad if we hadn't just had a Chinese take away. I shared a portion of mushroom foo yung and mixed vegetables with DS though so could have been worse.
Meeting a friend for coffee tomorrow, will make sure that my latte is skinny and no definitely no cake!
I've had to sack off the gym tonight. Am aching all over from going for 3 nights on the bounce!! Plus got FIL coming tomorrow night so need to have a tidy!
I've got 10 points left for today and have a ww pizza. DH is working a late shift so this will be a test for me to stay away from the crap food. I hate cooking when it's just me!
Ooh i could do tiramisu right now. Even a school made one.
Gym tomorrow. Too knackered tonight.
Just waiting for my dinner to finish cooking; WW meal for one! Had around 750 of my 1200 today (including my dinner) so just wondering whether I should raid the thorntons chocolate box .
Would normally have a glass of wine at this point but drying out over January . However, I am soooo looking forward to a night off the wagon on saturday with some old friends. Would it count if I saved calories today to account for the onslaught on liver that may happen on saturday night?
Thanks for the welcome
I can hardly walk - I did another spin class yesterday. My legs - crumbs, never touched those muscles before and I cycle sometimes 15 miles a go with dh and ds.
Thats it for the gym this week, next class is Monday.
Morning all , I am feeling a lot mire motivated this week , long May it last . It sounds like everyone is doing really well .
I do think mfp is helping keep me on track , it is scary how many cals are in some food that I would have just shovelled in before without thinking .
Morning, morning, feeling relieved this morning as our prison escaped closure yesterday, still vulnerable next year though.
Anyway enough about that, whatever I am doing seems to be working, not combining meat and carbs, still having both but not on the same plate. But it is the weekend coming up and I struggle at weekends. will find some room to sort out and crack on with that I think.
I struggle on the weekend as well , we are going out for a belated Christmas meal , I am going to have to live on fresh air for the day so I can eat it .
Good news about your prison dorset , I assume you work there ....
I am a big fat failure I've just weighed myself and I've put on 1 lb
I know it's my own fault for snacking on bad stuff but it wasn't as much as before and most of the snacks were fruit. I'm throwing all the crap out. I'm going to push myself harder at walking every morning, I'm going to do the shred everyday, I'm going to up my water from 2 glasses a day to 8, I'm definitely not having any wine on any week day and I'm going to cut my portions down.
I now have 7 weeks 'till Florida and it needs to start coming off! I know I can do it, I lost 1 and a half stone in 5 weeks when I did slimming world. This has been a kick up the bum.
Now I feel like I need a hug
gets out the worlds smallest violin!
I lapsed yesterday evening when a piece of cake was necessary after dealing with DS1.
Prat. Talking failure is not allowed here. 1 measly lb is not a failure.
I'm kind of hoping Dorset isn't a resident in the prison.
I had a vivid dream last night where dd2 was having a strop and I drank an entire bottle of red wine and then felt ashamed of myself. Like that doesn't happen in real life often
The last week just felt SO long and I was desperate to see how I'd done. Stoopid scales. Praying for a loss next week!
Noilly , I did much the same last week , but the difference is that in the past that has been my point to give up where as this time I have given myself a kick and got back into it .
I am also not upping my exercise yet , I can't do both at the same time , I just can't imagine going from eating crap and never doing anything more than walking to school and back and suddenly doing the shred every day and eating salad . It is too much pressure . I have got the shred , but it is staying put until I have a week where I don't lose any weight .
It isn't easy but I reckon it has got be easier than being fat and miserable .
Boffin , one piece of cake is bugger all , at least it wasn't the whole thing
Noilly, a 1lb gain isn't so bad if you know you are eating too much: it means you are eating less than you would be if you weren't conscious of it, Without the fruit it might have been more, so look on it as a small victory and a step down from the 6lb/week so many of us put on over the christmas period! Onwards and upwards from today!
For myself, I have had a couple fo good days but am starting to show symptoms: having had wine/alcohol every day for the last 2 months and eating loads of bread (every day for the last 3 years!) then giving up both on Monday my body seems to be in shock today. I woke up with dyspepsia and a sore area on my tongue today, I now have a headache as well.
I know it will pass in a couple but i'm at work and I really feel rough. One positive is that I'm struggling to eat anything as my tongue is so sore, so perhaps it will speed up whatever detox is going on so I can get well quicker!
It will pass in a couple of days
You dream about wine taggie I dream about gardening zombies
Definitely work in the prison seeing as it is a male one
Noilly I put a pound on the first week, don't beat yourself up about it. I have started drinking water whenever I feel hungry which seems to be helping, somone on another thread suggested freezing grapes as they are like boiled sweets, so I am going to do some tonight to get me through tomorrow. Saturday is wine drinking night and Sunday is the day I can mix carbs and protein. I have lost 4lbs since my weigh in on Tuesday so very doable.
Oh and no bread.
Boffin so you lapse and put it behind you.
Good news and bad news here!
The good news is I weighed in this am as I was going to a funeral and lost 3lbs! Yey! So 4lbs off so far....
The bad news is I had 2 glasses of wine after the funeral and they had chicken pie and chips laid on. 'Twas delish but sooooo creamy. Plus I had a bread roll... Eek!
FIL arrived today so we've had fish n chips for dinner. It's kind of a tradition on a Friday with PILS. But double Eek!! I've been as honest as I can with my tracker and reckon I've had 54 points today. So my 31 allowance and 23 of my weeklies!
On the plus side, I won't be eating anything else today but I do need to be careful now as I am on chief entertaining Dad duty as DH is working all weekend!!
Message withdrawn at poster's request.
Not weigh in day till monday but I couldn't resist hoping on the scales. Since new years day I have lost 5lbs! Am really chuffed.
My aim is to get to goal by my birthday in April. For the first time I actually think I will do it!
There are lots of frustrating things in my life at the moment that I can't control, so I think I am starting to enjoy that what I put in my mouth is something I can control.
Morning all, had a good day yesterday until last night then the wine was opened I'm afraid, mind you it was oh so good. I'm sure that abstinence does make the heart grow fonder
Well done to those who have lost and keep going to those who haven't. Have a great weekend and stay strong!
Yay well done Shybairns, that's a great loss!
Dig I'm sure wine calories don't count on a Friday night
Morning all, I also struggle at weekends, plan to keep myself busy and have planned food for today.
Can I also be a real grumpy pants and ask that we don't use that phrase (the eating and skinny one) as I find it really offensive and link it to anorexic and unhealthy websites. Sorry and all.
Ok, sorry. I didn't realise.
Sorry Noilly, that came out wrong, didn't mean to be rude.
I am hoping wine calories don't count on a Saturday night.
Study sorted and done, bags of rubbish for skip filled, and no food since brakfast which was porridge, so I am going to have some soup now.
Hello everyone , so far so good today but I am worried about tonight. I don't want to ruin the diet but I also don't want to ruin the evening by worrying and stressing about it .
Looks like everyone is still doing really well .
travelling I think the only thing you can do is be sensible and enjoy it
Don't go for anything creamy and don't go for the stodgy pud. Don't let your eyes be bigger than your stomach. Fill up on veg etc. There is nothing worse than eating something that actually wasn't that great just cos you liked the look of it beforehand etc.
I sometimes have a pot of tea for pud, so when everyone dessert turns up I'm given something as well and they usually give you a choccy mint or something as well.
But it is only one meal out of the whole week. If you jump straight back on the healthy plan tomorrow you will do minimal damage.
This is life - there are meals and do's all the time, we just need to learn not to undo all the good so far.
I completely blew the budget yesterday but as long as you don't then think the week is buggered. It's just one day.
I have the Madhur Jaffrey Beetroot Curry on the bubble. That should sort my lunches for the week. 2 points per portion (due to veg oil) but I may have to add yoghurt as I've made it a bit hot
Good advice Furball. I'm off out for brunch tomorrow and am going to heed your advice and not undo all the good so far.
You have to have some treats/a day off otherwise you will lose the motivation.
Today has been really good, much better than most Saturdays.
Bowl of porridge for breakfast
Bowl of soup lunch
Crisps and a small end of homemade bread for a snack
steak and salad for lunch
Treat today as it is Saturday is wine and tomorrow will be roast potatoes.
Too right Five. I'm thinking eggs benedict would hit the spot.
I just had a massive pizza. Vegan, so no cheese. And delicious. But huge.
Still off the wine though.
well done everyone! well I've been so naughty ever since my nacho evening, it'slike it triggered bad food habits again and I went away for a night this wee and had to eat what I was given which unfortunately included dessert and cake and I didn't even want it. So now habits persist- have eaten loads today- pretty shameful really as I am working out a lot but no wonder I am not losing weight I am going to be good, as of tomorrow- have written off today! better late than never!
Hello everyone, everyone seems to be doing really well! I am doing ok I think. Didn't do any exercise yesterday but DP has just taken the DCs out for a bit so am going to shred now. Took the DCs to two parties at two different softplay centres yesterday and because am having a dry January couldn't even reward myself with a glass of red last night <virtuous>.
I'm working nights from tonight which is going to screw up my healthy eating plans. Gggrrrrr.
Motivated today. Halved size of morning muesli. Went to gym, and did a swim as well. Frugal lunch plus a small glass of wine. I am steaming ahead!
I'm poorly!! Terrible sore throat and feeling drained. It started Friday. I still went swimming and yesterday a friend asked me to go running and although I felt rough I still said yes. We ran nearly 5k which is brilliant for me, especially when poorly.
Today tiredness and throat got the better of me. Decided to make the kids some strawberry and yogurt muffins. Used tinned strawberries. Was totally kidding myself if I thought I could resist. Have had two. There is so much butter in them. They are delicious!
Back in the zone tomorrow I hope.
Am well impressed with your 5k Shy. Well done!
I had a lovely afternoon tea out this afternoon. I had 2 scones but didn't go overboard on the clotted cream and jam. Have entered it all in MFP and I think I'll be ok with I have a veg-heavy dinner. We'll see what the scales have to say about it.
Hope everyone had good weekends, as of this morning I was 5 lbs down from last Tuesday, what it will be next Tuesday after today Lord only knows but i am hoping I won't be piling on 5lbs again. Today hasn't been too bad, a few treats but not as bad as I would have been before starting on thsi thread, lots of veg for tea and not a lot of potatoes. Finished a bottle of wine and declined when DH said would I like some more.
So back on the wagon tomorrow, have made some parsnip soup for lunch and then it is pork chop and braised vegetables for supper, downside of all the veg is the interesting effect it has on my digestive system
hi all, I had an off day again- starting tomorrow better problem was I was at a course all day, avoided all the food they laid on, then went to a 2 hout dance class (!) then did some work, and then by 9.30 was so hungry I got a takeaway (well, 3x what I needed) and currently scoffing. Did not shred either- decided sundays will be my off days- if I'm good 6 days a week and let myself off once a week its probably better than having 7 days a week standards that I don't meet. I'm the kind of person that once one thing goes wrong, I make it 30 times worse. eg, if someone offered me a biscuit and I had to eat it- whle avoiding biscuits- or carrot cake- ir another vice- then that would be it for the whole day, I'd then go on a carrot cake munchfest and vow to never eat it again . I need to learn moderation! and that it's okay to have stuff like that sometimes. I'm too black and white with it
Morning Lucky 13s!
Weve had some great successes in our 1st full week
I know Ive said a couple of these before as an example but heres the official update with the great successes!
Boffinmum - went under 200lbs
CJMommy - went under 11st
DigWeedSow great week at 2.72pc loss
EverthingsNotRosie went under 17st
Shybairns Ran nearly 5k, lost 5lbs (2.98pc)
TaggieCambellBlack 3.46% lost and now under 16st
2kidsintow, DisApostophe, FiveGoMadinDorset, OneSliceofSwissCheese, PuggyMum & Furball all reporting losses
From 12 of us who have checked in, we have lost a whopping 49.5lbs!!
Morning Lucky 13s!
Weve had some great successes in our 1st full week
I know Ive said a couple of these before as an example but heres the official update with the great successes!
Boffinmum - went under 200lbs
CJMommy - went under 11st
DigWeedSow great week at 2.72pc loss
EverthingsNotRosie went under 17st
Shybairns Ran nearly 5k, lost 5lbs (2.98pc)
TaggieCambellBlack 3.46% lost and now under 16st
2kidsintow, DisApostophe, FiveGoMadinDorset, OneSliceofSwissCheese, PuggyMum & Furball all reporting losses
From 12 of us who have checked in, we have lost a whopping 49.5lbs!!
I may have gained but I have been avoiding the scales in case that's actually happened. But I did have an excellent Sunday, really on message about everything. Not too bad today either.
I weighed myself on Sunday after seeing I'd put a pound on and I've lost it Hopefully there will be more off by my official weigh in day on Friday.
Official weigh in day today. Have lost 2lbs! So now 11 Stone 10lbs.
24lbs to go and I feel good!!
Well after 64 points on Friday. 34 on Saturday and 41 yesterday I have 5 weekly points left till Friday (eek) and have earnt no activities. I took the dogs out yesterday for an hour but I haven't counted as did bugger all else all weekend!
I'm eating this beetroot curry for lunch. It's delicious, if a little spicy! I've got 3 more in the freezer and as the beetroot was from the cheapie section it cost less than 20p a portion!
Booked in for spin later which is 11 points in the bank. I'm hoping to lose 1lb this week but would be happy to STS!
Good luck everyone
Thanks for the update Puggy. I'm loving your organisational skills.
A friend brought lunch round today. A huge ham bagette which I obviously scoffed the lot of! It didn't have any butter or mayo in but there was just so much bread. (It was v tasty though!). I've therefore got about 150 calories to last for the rest of the day
I've sort of done ok - succumbed to a mars bar, it sort of had me in a grip.
I did aerobics class for an hour this morning and have spin tomorrow.......
weigh tomorrow....will be happy with any minus
oneslice - make a pan of veg soup, very filling and not alot of cal cost
I'm fancying beetroot curry.
Work was hideous. And I can't sleep.
But Hurrah! For losses and all that focus. Really motivating. Well done all.
Great stats Puggy
Hmmm, not a bad weekend food wise but polished off a bottle of wine (not in one sitting though!). Have found that Pizza Express Margherita pizza from the supermarket was the lowest in cals/WW points so enjoyed that on Saturday night and stayed within my limits.
It's my weigh in day tomorrow and as I've done bugger all over the weekend will be more than happy if I've managed to stay the same.
Officially started tesco GI diet on saturday. Lost a couple of pounds in the 4 days from joining just from cutting down on biscuits and cutting out ribena.
However, since being on 'the diet' I have been constantly hungry .
Puggy you've just saved me from myself!! Had a bit of a full on weekend in terms of food and drink so was feeling crap and then logged on to see you remind me that I went under 11st last week i luff you!!
So, saturday had an indian, chicken tikka shashlik so no sauce, two spoons of rice and a mouthful of nan bread; ok not too bad? Now add three large glasses of white and a large G&T. Did a hangover bacon sandwich on sunday followed by a three course carvery. Also a pint of full on full fat coke (hangover related too!).
Went back onto MFP today and have snacked far too much but still tracked it - about 110cals over my limit and weigh day tomorrow. Also not drunk my usual 2 litres of water/squash today. Think I will be lucky to stay the same and not gain but now feeling more motivated.......onward and upward
not a bad day today- did zumba and yoga- felt better afterwards. Have not had caffeine today and have not had milky lattes or cappuccinos. diet-wise I think I will crave things I ban so, for now, I am just going to cut out the lattes/milky drinks and see if that makes a discernible difference on its own. Haven't weighed self yet (not brave enough after a week-long munchfest)
Weighed in this morning..........2lbs off! That's 6lbs altogether since I started
Weigh in day for me today, am 3.75lbs down so 13 stone 5.75 now...good luck for this week everyone!
i've stayed the same - not impressed.
I lost 4lbs doing no exercise then last week I did 2 x spin class 1 x zumba a toning class and an hours walk and lose nuffin.
I wouldn't care but only had a blooming mars bar
and a small bowl of crumble and cream but still
I'll try and cut down on portion sizes this week
Wow - well done digweed and guitargirl
Hello everyone , I can't do weekends
I have stayed the same , we have birthdays and Christmas meals out to contend with and I am struggling .
I think the time has come to bring out the shred , bugger , I thought I would have a bit longer without the shred of evil in my life .
Morning all 13-ers.
Just weighed in (nekkid and after a wee!)
Although technically now it's bedtime . I'm not good at nights.
Shred is still unwrapped
Have a good day everyone.
Non-un-wrapped I mean. Still cellophaned and un-shredded.
Weigh in for me too this morning and 3 pounds off. That's 7 pounds since we started. I'm 12 stone 1 pound now so very motivated to hopefully get down in the 11s next week.
I've found MFP to be the key in keeping me on track. I'm adjusting my dinner portions to compensate for what I've had for lunch
or afternoon tea.
Well done losers
Furball and travelling, keep going even if the scales don't reflect what you were hoping.
wow you've all done so well well done!!! I'm hoping this will inspire me to stop ruining my excellent exercise efforts with loads of unsuitable foodstuffs. Have stopped drinking alcohol which helps enormously, but not appearing any smaller by fit of clothes. grr- will be brave enough to weigh self towards end of week I think
travelling- I brought out shred of evil on January 1st but I'm still on day 7 level 1 took a few days off. Meant to be kickboxing tonight but on a looong day in the hospital so I really will be too tired, will at least shred. Agree- birthday/christmas dinners here have not helped!
Well I've just done an hours spin class
cam home and had 2 eggs, mushrooms and some ham
Ooh the losses are looking good!
I have to be super-good now before Friday. I have no weekly points left and I don't like to use activity points for food.
Did a spin class last night and then went for a curry (being treated by dad in law!)....but I actually felt slimmer.
I am struggling to get up in the mornings at the moment so I am hoping soon my body will respond and the mornings will get easier!!
I've been sensible today but the official diet has gone out the window for today. I had a very scary seizure after breakfast and terrified the DC as I was choking on vomit TMI sorry. Teen DD1 too upset to go to school so I've had company but feel dreadful.
Diet starts again tomorrow.
Bloody hell fortified. Sounds scary. Hope you feel better.
Well done everyone, some great losses. For those who stayed the same don't be put off, we'll all have weeks where we stay the same and the important thing is that it's not a gain.
fortified that sounds awful, hope you are taking it easy today and feel better soon.
In awe of those of you doing Shred/spin classes, my chosen form of torture is power walking with a bit of running but due to snow have not been this week
Thanks Taggie and DigWeedSow it's been a rough day. I think I might be going down with something and that's what triggered the fit, its not uncommon for people with epilepsy.
Keep motivated everyone. I'm cheering you all on from the side lines .
Morning all, quick log in before I shoot to work, lost 3 lbs last week but 2lbs loss on start weight as I put on last week. Slow but sure.
Forgot to post thi this morning
Well done all you losers out there.
Travelling I have a few weekends like that coming up.
Fortified, how terrifying, hope you feel OK tomorrow.
Horrific cold. Been poorly since friday. Diet suffered today. Oreos, a muffin and chocolate ice cream. Whoops!
I am watching supersize vs superskinny and she is only 3 stone heavier than me but the food she eats is making me feel ill, and wondering how come she is not so much bigger.
1.5lbs off for me
Doing ok I think! Not done any exercise yet, thought I'd save that until I'm desperate and fed up of the flab . I think the shred will get an airing here too!
14 stone 3 today. Same as before :.(
Missed my monday weigh in as my optimisitic 'must be detoxing as i feel a bit rough' turned into flu and a hiatus hernia. Very positive on the weightloss front but as I have eaten nothing except tiny portions of scrambled egg or custard since thursday it is not sustainable and I expect a gain once I start feeling better. Current loss (1 week and 2 days) 9lb, with less than no exercise and sleeping most of the time. i am dreading being well enough to eat because of the oesophagus damage I suspect I'll be on high calorie bland/creamy stuff for a while. My jeans fit really nicely though .
Well done to everyone who have lost weight the better way!
I finally got proper scales and weigh in at 13st 13lbs.
3 stones to lose.
I have been really watching what I eat and not eating anything after 6pm.
-D-H has just come home with cream cakes, what an absolute bastard. I am quite mad at him.
We agreed to do healthy eating together.
I have given 'my' cream cakes to the DC
boffin come and sit on my stayed the same bench with me - at least it wasn't a gain.
terra - wow - good girl 10/10 for will power.
<sits next to Furball>
Went out for lunch and had grilled chicken and peppers and diet coke. About 10 calories in the whole ruddy thing, I imagine. Hope my frugality pays off soon!
Look on the very bright side Boffin you didn't gain.
I'm too knackered to do the gym. And have serious carb and fat craving. I'm picking on raw veggies but it's just not the same as a sanwich or cake. Humph.
I shall channel some of Terra's will power.
Are you still on nights Taggie or have you finished now?
Finished for this week. Back on Early Saturday, the nights again from Monday. Ugh. And lots of snow forcast. Double ugh.
Not so much willpower as sheer 'you bastard, you are trying to de-rail my diet rage'
He is one of those annoying gits who can eat anything really, his 34" waists were a bit tight, so he did healthy eating and insanity workout for only five days and is back to being 13 stone, 6ft and a 32" waist. You see, annoying eh?
Well, I have had a slim fast for breakfast, Melba toast, one slice of havarti cheese and two boiled eggs for lunch. Chicken, peppers and sweetcorn for dinner at 5pm.
I'm starting to feel pretty hungry so I am going to have a decaf coffee and go to bed. (And dream of cream cakes probably)
Shift patterns like that play havoc with your body, I don't envy you, Yes to snow as well, DD's birthday party is on Saturday, going bowling (I hope)
14 STONE 2.5 LBS!
Have lost another pound. Mainly through will power. Not suffered too greatly though.
<slight happy dance>
I wanted to share a craving buster that I have found helpful in avoiding cake, the evil one.
Chop up a banana, put a sprinkling on fat sultanas on the top, with a drizzle of pure apple juice. Put in the microwave and heat for about 90 seconds until the banana is hot and a little bit mushy. Then take it out, put a dollop of thick natural yoghurt on the top, and drizzle a little Agave syrup over it all. Stuff face.
Hmm, not sure why I can't see it now but I was sure I posted earlier!
I hope you are feeling better Fortified and Terra, at least you have an official start point now, that's not as high as you thought...
I don't feel like I have lost weight this week but I do feel like I have started getting my shape again - I was over on my points all weekend but will finish the week within the allowance. When I look back at the weekend, I was certainly nowhere near as 'bad' as usual.
As a little incentive for the weekend we are at 67.5lbs lost!
I'm so gonna try that pud Boffinmum!!
I have had a bit of a shite day so have succumbed to the midish week wine. Supper was delicious and healthy.
I weighed in this morning as I won't be home from work till late. Half a pound off. I'm quite pleased though as I had no weekly points left and used 6 activities!!
I'm out tomorrow night for a friends birthday so that's my only temptation this week!
Have a great weekend!!
Personal training today <smug>
Can't afford it but I want thighs like a Supermodel. Not that I am unrealistic or anything, you understand.
This will be a challenging weekend for me, SIL is staying, she drinks like a fish so there is always an open bottle of wine on the table and I find having guests stressful which always makes me want to eat, eat and eat!!
Hope the cold isn't getting yoo much and making you turn to the carbs/fat/cake/gin.
I'm now day 18 with no cheese or booze. Skin is still crap. And my cheese cravings are quite strong.
Have a good weekend. shovelling snow will be good exercise.
Well done Puggy at the loss.
Guitargirl, drink one glass wine and then one glass water that might help.
Lucky you Boffin with the personal trainer. I need to lose a couple of stone and then do the work gym (for a prison it is well stocked) the gym instructors are ex PTI's.
Taggie you are a better person than I am.
Had a bad day at work yesterday and drank wine last night, lost weight this morning but haven't been brilliant today but have stuck to water tonight, and have a plan for the rest of the weekend. Wine will be drunk tomorrow as taking DD and 4 of her friends bowling (hopefully) for her birthday so will need wine after that
I went to the pub last night and managed the whole night on two lime and sodas! This is absolutely unheard of for me (except for when am ill) but I am determined to get to the end of January with no booze! Only <counts on fingers> 14 more days to go....
I tried shred level 2 yesterday, am totally incapable of doing the strength exercises but the cardio is more interesting than level 1. DP said this morning that he could see that I have lost weight. This is usually the point at which I 'treat' myself with something though and then it all goes downhill from then on. DP has suggested some 'nice juice'. JUICE IS NOT A TREAT!!
I'm impressed with your will power Guitargirl. I caved and had a glass of wine last night as my FIL had brought a bottle round.
I'm still feeling quite motivated not to slip too far off my MFP allowance. I put a jumper on yesterday that felt a bit looser and more flattering than it had done for a few months.
Wine tonight, taking DD hand four of her friends bowling for her birthday, she is 7 on monday, and then taking them for something to eat after. Stew is made for tonight, bowl of with cabbage and no carbs, heaven.
Massive carb fest today.
Snack of cold pasta
Veggie (no cheese) pizza
Too cold and tired and a bit bloaty.
Every single bone in my body hurt this morning after yesterday's attempts at level 2 shred. No exercise today apart from a snowball fight with the DCs this morning. Am in the library now to finish a report for this week, at least there's no food in here!
I haven't been tempted by the shred yet.
Anyway a hit and miss weekend, lots of wine drunk last night but no food so today has been a bit of a carb fest, tomorrow I will be better and fingers crossed for a loss on Tuesday.
Just 10 updates this week but the great news is no one gained!
BoffinMum & Furball are on the Stay the Same bench this week
Losses from DigWeedSow, FivegoMad and PuggyMum (only half a lb for me but I am taking it!)
GuitarGirl leading the losses with 3.75lb off!
OneSlice - Another 3lb off - will you be in the 11's at next weigh in???
Another fab loss for Taggie with 3lbs off and has lost 4.76% of body weight - just 1lb off this week will see you at 5% lost!!
Momb and Fortified haven't been well so hope you are both feeling better!
Have a fab week everyone!!
Morning all, lots of snow here overnight so DS is at home today. This cold weather isn't helping my carb cravings so indulged in a small portion of pasta on Friday and pizza on Saturday Not much in the way of exercise either but had a snowball fight with DH and DS at 8.30 this morning!
Great stats again puggy I'm not looking forward to weighing in in the morning and have decided that winter must be the worst time to diet after-all who wants salads when it's snowing!
Puggy, I bloody love your statistics summary! Thank you so much!
I'm really really hoping I'll be in the 11's tomorrow. Think I may just squeeze in there.
Thanks oneslice! I'm not near any milestones yet so cheering you all on helps me!
I reckon snowball fighting burns off loads of calories! I always get hot playing in the snow! Not had chance myself yet as its only really come down overnight and I have to work
Went out for a friends birthday on Saturday to a lovely restaurant. I'd have been within points if just counted food but 24 points on wine pushed me right over.... Still I've got no reason to fall off the wagon before Friday and I'm off to spin tonight
In hoping for a good loss this week!!
What is 85kg in real money? (stones & lbs)
Thats what I was at the docs today.
1kg = 2.204lbs so 187lbs which is 13st 5lbs
Marking my place for complete failure tomorrow
Was doing so well then had DS' birthday; oodles of carb filled party nosh.
Family visiting; fish and chips, a bottle of wine
2nd party for DS for family; more carb filled crap
And that was only friday - sunday! Also conveniently forgot to track it all
So, back on it tomorrow if the morning weigh in doesn't send me spiraling int the bottom of the cake tin!
Great stats Puggy.
Morning all. A complete shock but I have managed to shed another pound so that so 18.1 from a start weight of 18.4, slow but steady, and very happy considering what I ate and mostly drank over the weekend, and DD's birthday tea last night.
I am trying to be extra good this week as we are gong to Kent for my sisters wedding and going out and seeing various friends and family as well. Doesn't bode well.
Well done Five. Slow and steady is good.
I weighed in this morning and I'm in the 11's!!! 11 stone 13, so just barely. But psychologically it's a boost
Well done on the losses I've weighed in this morning and another 1 lb off! That's 7lb in total from 10 stone 7 to 10 stone.
I really want to lose a few more lbs before the middle of Feb as I'm going to my nephews christening. When his older brother was christened 3 years ago I was 9st 4 no chance of matching that weight this time.
Stayed the same so 10st 9lbs...... Could have been much worse so am ok just need to be good this week and get back to tracking!
Got my skinny soup for lunch-on a mission!!
Oh and well done to all of you who have lost, maintained or even just stayed with this thread
Weighed in on my own scales and showing 13st 9lbs, but 13st 5lbs at docs yesterday, Whats going on?
I think we have 10-12 'regulars' now...
I would always use the one set of scales to be your 'measure'.... My docs scales weigh me heavier which is annoying!!!
Wow, everyone is doing really well and great work with the stats Puggy!
I was 13 stone 0.25 pounds this morning which is a loss of 5.5 pounds from last week. I was hoping to squeak into the 12s by today as it's DS's birthday but never mind. He's having a party on the weekend so maybe by then!
My timings are out though as forgot this morning and am v v hungry.
So despite my carbfest weeken thats a bit more off and 1lb to go to 1 stone which would be lovely next week.
Aren't we doing well!
Well done Dig, Guitar and Taggie, that's brilliant!
And yes, CJ, staying the same or staying on this thread is very commendable too
4lbs off in 2 weeks and I'm feeling good! Think this might finally be it!!
Ladies I need to confess! I went to McDonald's today! I'm so at myself as it really is organisation with me. I didn't bring lunch in... Had a client meeting at 1:30 so left the office at 12:30 and stopped en route.
In my defence, I only had a sweet chilli chicken wrap which is 12 points but its such a waste of good points!!
I'm not going to the gym tonight which is good because that wouldn't see me through...
-hanging head in shame-
And strikethrough fail!! I'll never get the hang of this!!
I have a week off after tonight. I will have to plan carefully or could slip.
I'd kill for muckdonadlds right now so would I and I'm impressed you didn't order large fries and a vanilla milkshake because I probably would have
Puggy have a better day tomorrow. Sounds like it was just one of those moments. We're only human!
Why did I feel it necessary to eat that huge piece of cake AND......AND then go and eat half a bag of popcorn
Need to get back on track........help!!
CJMommy I feel your pain, DH came in last night with a big bag of Butterkist and a multi pack of Bounty bars
I really wanted to drop below 10st this week, no chance now especially as I'm meeting a friend for lunch today
What is your total loss shybairns? I've not had an update since week 1.... I've got you starting at 12st....
Don't panic CJMommy and DigWeedSow, it's just one day. You can get back on track.
I'm having lots of cravings of all the unhealthy
but desperately tasty food I haven't really had for the past 3 weeks. Need to keep focusing on how much better I've been feeling in myself.
I am. . This close to downing a bottle of wine and eating a block of cheese. Crap news about DHs job today. really need a bottle of red.
Noo Taggie, sorry to hear about your DH.
I felt like wine tonight, DH went out with a friend who we haven't seen for ages for a drink, wouldn't mind normally, but he left me with packing for me and DC's to go away tomorrow, sort out baths and bed for them and finish cooking supper. He didn't realise I was working tomorrow morning, automatically thought I had the whole day off.
Going OK, not sure what I will be like next week as DH is 50 tomorrow and we are going out for supper with friends and then my sister is getting married on Saturday and going to SIL's for lunch on Sunday.
Still seems to be working with no carbs with meat and vice versa. Given up on porridge for breakfast as overdosing on milk and not to keen on the stuff, so breakfast is now museli, banana and natural youghurt.
Anyway, have a good one everyone and see you Monday.
Thanks. Happy Birthday Mr Dorset. And a wedding. And lunch. How lovely.
I've been having porridge made with rice milk or water as I don't like milk. Its not too bad.
Also sorry to hear you have crap news Taggie
I've lost 3lbs this week!!
That's 7.5lbs off now which I am over the moon about. I reckon I'll et this stone by 16th Feb when we go to Florida.
I tried to explain to a super fit colleague today why tracking is working for me. It's all about being honest with myself. Without tracking I can pretend but if I am doing it then I'm doing it properly.
My weeklies reset which is good as we are going out tonight for an opera night at an Italian restaurant. Set menu and wine. But then I've got all week to be good!!
Great loss Puggy - that's fantastic, well done!
Taggie - sorry to hear you have had bad news. It's difficult to keep on top of eating when things are going pear-shaped around you. Have had a few rough days at work lately which have nearly sent me running for the nearest bottle of red. One more week to go though until Feb 1st (and end of dry January).
I think am doing ok on the food front. SIL has been staying though and have had a few early meetings with work to get to so haven't been able to exercise as much as I wanted to this week. Shred level 2 is a bit of a killer on my knees as well - feel like an old woman!
Have great weekends everyone!
A quick Friday update as I am on a course next week in Tunbridge Wells and won't have access to the spreadsheet!
8 updates this week and no gains!!!
CJMommy - Alone on the STS bench but 6lb lost altogether!
DigWeedSow & PuggyMum both lost to push them to over half a stone lost!
Losses from TerraNotSoFirma & Fivego mad!
Massive 5.4lb loss from GuitarGirl! Woo hoo!
OneSlice - Now in the 11's and lost over 5% of body weight....
And last but not least, our OP Taggie - Another 2lb lost needs just 1lb for a stone! Come on Taggie, we are cheering you on.
We know it has been a bad week for you and hope it doesn't derail you....
88.25lbs lost - over the next 2-3 weeks we'll get an idea of who is staying with the thread so I will take everyone else off.
My hotel is lovely and has a gym, so I plan to swim in the am and gym in the eves - I am swinging by my friends house overnight on Friday so will be late weighing in - I am hoping to get under 200lbs which means I need to lose 3lbs - tonight will be my blowout then I need to be super on it!
Have a great weekend everyone and hopefully by a week on Monday I can update the sheet with loads of great news stories - some of us are so close to goals of half a stone, a stone, 5%, going into the next stone!!!
Thanks Puggy. Hotel sounds lovely. Very .
Well done everyone. Keep it up and have a great weekend.
The wedding is in Tunbridge Wells, near there as we speak.
Hope you are having a good time, Pugs.
I am down to 14st 2 lbs and quite proud of that.
Let's really try at this and then do a team photo montage later in the year when we are all at our fighting weights!
Love that idea boffinmum! We are doing a weekly weigh in at work and I'm getting a photo every other week to see my progress! Can't see a difference yet but hopefully soon will.
I carry my weight in my thighs and belly but have a waist so people don't believe I'm nearly 15 stone so will take while I think before people notice
Was 12 stone when I weighed in on new years day. Today I am 11 st 7lbs.
Just had far too much pasta and some chocolate! Think it'll only be the one pound off this week.
Puggy I loose weight from the top down. Which is frustrating cos its my thighs and ass I need to loose from the most.
Hope to get out exercising next week. Felt like I was still getting over that terrible cold this past week.
Just booked a week in Menorca for June. Motivation!!
I've sort of fallen off the wagon at bit. Too much choccy and wine last night. Not sure if I can claw my motivation back or whether I'll be falling into a pit of wine this weekend!!!
Well done Shy. And yes, a holiday in the sunshine is the perfect motivation,
How's everyone doing?
I've been good all week, going to bed early is helping to stop snacking on the nights I manage to do it that is.
Hopefully should start to see a big shift in weight as of next week as will have our new puppy and will have to get up and out for a walk before the children wake up, will def be in my bed early from now on.
When I first got a dog I lost 2 and a half stones, but she has slowed down in the last couple of years so am hoping the new pup will give us all a new lease of life.
Terra a puppy, how exciting! I would love a dog but I'm afraid that my elderly cat would not adjust very well, walking a dog would be great for fitness levels as I'd have to go for walk.
Taggie sorry to hear about your DH's job
Not a lot to report here, a quiet weekend at home so trying to be good with not too much and I've just signed up for yoga classes starting on Tuesday.
Hope you all have a good weekend (especially Puggy and Dorset, I'm very at the wedding and hotels)
STBEXH has pissed me off. To the point where I reached for a beer, and now a vodka slimline. Hoping not to let him ruin my evening completely.
Jacket spud and baked beans for tea.
Just cracked and eaten cheese and wine.
I read that and had a lager, two glasses of red wine, a steak, baked potato with butter, salad, half a packet of breadsticks, lump of brie, six crackers, and a load more butter.
I am feeling quite shocked at the amount of gorging I did. In my defence I was bloody starving.
I may be needing more this evening.
I have just eaten....
Half a tub of twiglets
1 fruited teacake
A whole mini pannetone
Hormonal cravings out of control.
I'm scoffing my own body weight in all the food I've been avoiding over the past few weeks I can only hope I manage to get back on track when I return to work on weds. Needless to say, I won't be weighing in this week. Far too depressing!!!!
Stay strong, people. We are lapsing but we can RESIST! Let 'towards full gorgeousness' be our motto.
If I walked into a MacDonalds right now and ate my favourite chicken nuggets, chips and diet coke I would enjoy it for all of 5 mintues ( I eat that quick) then I would start to feel bloated and in the car on the way home I'd be cursing myself for eating such junk and wasting all my dieting efforts.
I know this and yet I am really craving a thoughtless blow out.
Lost a pound and a half his week. Ploughing on
I am back. Interesting weekend, struggled with staying with close friends as they have completely different parenting style. Lost 2lbs by last Friday and put one back on so aiming for a loss again this week.
Those who have lapsed, it has been and gone, can't take it back, just renew. Sometimes you do need a thoughtless blow out to get you back on track.
It's hard to stay strong in this weather isn't it? But the thing that's keeping me going is that before you know it it will be Spring again and I just can't face another summer being huge. So, NOW is the time to something about that - not June/July!
Weigh in day for me today - 2.5 lbs down which am happy with, now into the 12s: 12 stone 11.75lbs.
Good luck for those weighing today!
Just half a pound this week which is OK.
Despite my little lapse this morning I am down 2lb.
And well done GuitarGirl and FiveGoMad!
I think I'll make a cauldron of soup today.
Well done on the losses, I've stuck this week which is not surprising since I had an Indian takeaway and a bottle of wine on Sunday night!
Well done for losses and maintaining. I'm not weighing today after 4 days of binging. But I am back on the diet train today.
Well done taggie! Our first stone!
I'm struggling too in this hotel. It's lovely but even having a healthy breakfast I'm having more than I should and the dinner menu is not healthy at all.
I've just driven to an m&s for a room picnic for later as I can't face more hotel food!!
I snuck in a bottle of wine and will be taking this home for another time as was under budget!!
I forgot to weigh in this morning, I've barely sat down all day.
Will check tomorrow, hoping to have lost something.
Went out for dinner last night. Starter, main and a slice of chocolate cake. Not to mention 4 glasses of wine!!!
It was a blow out and I feel better for it.
This morning I was having a bit of a worry about loosing anything, after last night, so all I had for breakfast was a cup of tea and a small apple.
Have been at work all morning (in a primary school) and strangley I have felt less hungry than usual. How can this be if I had no breakfast?
Normally I'd have a small bowl of cereal or some porridge for breakfast. And by lunch time I am painfully hungry.
I had a blowout last night and feel back in control. Sometimes it just has to be done. My blow out was on bread, have been missing it but had my fix for another few weeks.
Although I am quite glad that my friend is not coming tonight and tomorrow as have PIL's here for the weekend, gives me a couple of nights off.
I think that it's better to have a blow out now and then rather than feeling deprived of the things that you crave. The trick is to enjoy, not feel guilty and move on.
Went to my first yoga lesson yesterday and was met by a spritely instructor in her mid 70's. After being put through the paces I have to concede that I was outdone by someone 30 years my senior or so my thigh muscles are telling me today! Joking aside I really enjoyed the class and was made to feel very welcome, I've even found some fab tutorials on Youtube that I'm planning to try at home.
A few steps in the right direction, hoping next week to be in 'the 12's' (stones not jeans, that's a fair way off)
DH found a Pilates DVD in his staff canteen, a free with a newspaper one. Starting that tomorrow.
Well done Terra.
My food seems to be going back in the right direction, have done well today ended up with stir fry veg and chicken. off to do some ironing to stop me picking.
I am a bit disappointed. Back up to 14 st 4 despite doing 30-60 minutes exercise every weekday, and reducing calories by about a third. Not quite sure what else I can tinker with tbh.
Bofffin You must have put on some muscle weight.
I agree Boffin. Its all adjusting.
I have eaten like a flipping pig today. V v bad.
Me too Taggie (great name btw). This week is pretty well a right off. Weigh in day is Monday though so may still be able to claw back a pound loss.
Fecking bake sale at school tomorrow so have made double choc muffins and strawberry and yoghurt muffins. (Ate a chocolate one, I mean come on what normal person could resist!!)
Why oh why can't my weigh in be on a Friday, 2.5 lbs down from Tuesday morning, PIL's coming this weekend, but have planned my food so hopefully will still have lost a pound come next Tuesday.
A piece of cake and 4 chocolates have been eaten on a comfort basis. Not good. Done personal training this morning though.
I was thinking the same thing Dorset, 1lb down today which is bound to be put back on over the weekend, maybe we should all have our weigh in on a Friday
Boffin I'm craving chocolate today, I have box of truffles which are a birthday present upstairs and I am sooooo close to unwrapping them!
The week is officially a right off. Starting again on Monday.
Pissed of by my weakness.
Shy, this week has been a total write off for me too. I'm also feeling annoyed at myself but just can't seem to get back on track.
I agree, let's have a first full week of February reboot. We should all agree to:
Plan next week's eating now.
Eat well at least for one day, on Monday.
Do extra physical activity on at least one day.
Well I've just got back from my course and a cheeky weigh in says I've lost 1lb which is fab.....
But I have also just POAS as I am 3 days late and it seems I am now pregnant!!
I'm in a state of shock at the moment!!!
Hurrah! And congratulations!
Our first baby. Don't bigger off now. We need your stats and we are just getting to know each other.
Arf at 'bigger off'
Need a midwife?
I was cuddling my friends 4 day old little girl today. Now massively broody.
Thank you ladies! I won't be leaving the thread. My plan is now is to keep tracking my food and if I lose I lose but of course I need to be sensible.
No wine will help
Are you a midwife then taggie? At the moment I'm in panic mode, its a big responsibility!!
Wow - congratulations Puggy - what exciting news!!
How do people wait 12 weeks to tell anybody? We've had a rough year as a family so telling father in law straight away as he needs good news!!
No one wants to tempt fate but I think if it doesn't stick I'd tell my mum / sister / best friend anyway!
I saw a medium a few weeks ago who told me to stop spending money as in April / May we won't have any.... Well next April will be when any maternity pay finishes etc!
Puggy!!!! What lovely news!
Yes, please stay with us!!
Puggy - I told close family before the 12 weeks with both the DCs, with friends I just told them when I saw them at whatever point that was. With a few it was before the 12 weeks and they guessed anyway as I wasn't drinking.
So excited for you! Is this your first DC or do you already have children?
I had a massive carbfest yesterday after putting away a bottle of red on Friday night - Feb 1st, my first night back on the vino after a dry January. Really paid for it all day yesterday, so not worth it....
I'm celebrating Puggy's news by eating a lot of cheese.
I may even have wine tonight too.
Back on the healthy eating from tomorrow.
1st baby! Been ttc on and off for about 18 months. We lost mil in march so had a few months off.
I'll be just 35 as baby arrives!
Congratulations Puggy!!! So happy for you!
Back on the wagon tomorrow, had far too good a weekend, here is hoping for a loss of any kinf on Tuesday.
Puggy I was a month short of my 36th baby with DD and 38 with DS.
Apologies for disappearing for a couple of weeks. As I wasn't well I lost a stone in about 10 days and knew it woudln't stick as there was no food in my system at all. I'm still taking omeprazole but things seem to have stabilised but am unable to eat anything but small portions. I just feel full so quickly, and from always clearing my plate I am having a bite of everything and leaving the rest. I'm currently eating 5 small meals every day. This will be great if it keeps up but we'll see. My stabilised weight this morning was 199lb, so 12lb loss since 7th Jan.
Happy Monday Everyone!
I am sat at work biting my tongue - this is so hard! Booked my appointment at the midwife next Monday, then we go to Florida on the Saturday! We will tell the friends we are with when we are away as a nice surpise (although my friend came round last night to sort out theme park tickets and I was literally falling asleep so she may have suspicions!!!). If I can just get away without telling people before hols, I will be 10 weeks when we get back! I have told my 2 best friends, who are now group texting me bossing me about and checking on what I am eating / telling me to get water etc etc!!
Clearly the no more wine for Puggy will help with my cause, I was 14st 5.5 when I found out so my 'aim' is to not be over this - I won't be silly!!
Our stats are looking fab! There are 17 of us who have actually updated since Taggie started the thread - we have lost an amazing 101.25lbs between us! I can see last week was a bit of a blip for many of us - but February is here so a new start and all that!!
momb - glad to see you are feeling better and 12lbs loss is fab, I hope it stays off for you - I always need to eat stodge when I have been ill so that would be me scuppered!!
OneSlice and Shybairns - last week written off! We all need to fly the white flag sometimes - you may be surprised though!
DigWeedSow and PuggyMum, 1lb off!!!
TerraNotSoFirma has now lost over 5% of Body Weight - next stop 1st!
FiveGoMad - 2.5lb off sees you into the next stone bracket!
BoffinMum - put on a little but frantically shredding!! You will soon see the results I am sure!
I suspect I have put on rather a lot. Bad bad Taggie.
Stressy week though. Must try harder.
Can't bring myself to get back on the scales
Need a pep talk. Had a week off and ate loads. Was supposed to start a fresh today and it hasn't happened.
Haven't slept at all well the past two nights. Feeling under pressure with Divorce getting messy and my college course needing focus too.
Not to mention the DCs and running the house etc.
I did so well for three weeks. Lost 5 and a half pounds.
Someone kick me up the arse?!
Morning all, painfully slow but I am happy to record another loss, albeit slightly over .5lb. I started on NYD at 18.4.6, went up the first week and now 18.0.6. Hopefully next week it will go down the stone bracket.
Anyway work calls, hope everyone has a good day.
Not surprised, after the chocolate, cheese, pizza, bread, wine, beer, hot cross buns etc.
Just shows you can't stuff your face and lose weight.
Firstly, congratulations Puggy what fantastic news, after ttc for 18 months you must be over the moon!
Official weigh in today..... 9st 12lb, that's 2lb lost in the last week and only 5lb to my target weight of 9st 7lb. Have tried to be good this week as I've got a christening on Sunday (me and DH are the godparents) and the trousers I'm wearing were a little on tight side. I haven't tried them on again yet so hoping that all this abstinence has paid off!
Well done DigWeedSow! You're sounding strong.
I'm phyching myself up to getting back in control. DCs being picked up by their Dad and sleeping there tonight. I had a bacon sandwich at about 10am. And a tube of smarties at about 11 .. Not eating again till really hungry.
Good round up Puggy
5% sounds good to me, scales hovering just in between 13 1lb and 13 2lb, so not much of a loss this week.
A big push this week to be under 13 by next Tuesday.
Everyone is doing so well. We'll be fab by summer.
Hold the phone, how did I miss that? CONGRATS PUGGY
Just tried out some beginners Yoga, following a video on youtube. I think I liked it! Looking at some videos it seems very fast. Moving fluidly from one move to the next, which I didn't expect. But I think I will try the total beginners ones a few more times.
Thanks Shybairns I'm loving yoga atm and have been to 1 1/2 hour class today which my thighs are complaining about! this youtube video is a good starting point as its quite easy to follow and is a good way to start the day
Morning everyone, weigh-in day for me was yesterday but I didn't get a chance to post yesterday. I was 1 pound down at 12 stone 10.75 pounds. Had a bit of a disastrous weekend food-wise, total carb-fest on Saturday to nurse me through a hangover and then 6(!) packets of crisps and half a packet of chocolate digestives and 2 ice-creams on Sunday. Oh dear. . Anyway, am hoping for a significant loss next week so am trying to be good this week. We are away over the weekend though for a family birthday so we'll see...
Where is everyone? This fell off the bottom of my active convos. Anyway, weekedn going OK at the moment, managed to stay under 18st for two mornings and a quietish weekend planned so I am hopeful for Tuesday.
Hey, I'm here.
Will be weighing in on Tuesday but think I may be heading in the wrong direction this week
Have been eating crap and lots of it.
Am so envious of you all. I did so well for 3 weeks than a week of illness completely knocked me off course and I haven't been able to get back on track.
3 fecking weeks. A pathetic effort.
I'm hiding because I've been a bit tense and rubbish.
Must do better. Nights again next week which will help. And lent. I shsll give up everything for lent again.
I lost 1.75 this week which takes me to 14st 3.5. 10.5lbs and over 5% body weight lost! Now I'm not drinking wine and have additional incentive staying under points is much easier!
Although I did have 'doorstop bread' toast for breakfast today!!
Hi! Is there room for another
not so little one on this thread? Been calorie counting and mfp since new year but struggling a bit now and could do with some moral support. Have lost 13lb since 1/1/13 but dissuading now rather than losing as bad habits have crept in...
Always room for more. 13lbs is great.
Shybairns - i'm just the same. Dedicated for 3 or 4 weeks then back to normal. That 1 stone comes off, then creeps back on, then off, then on...........
Thanks. I lost my way this week when i stopped mfp ing... Its not so much the actual calorie counting on mfp, more that it spa me from mindless eating which started to creep in this week. I have another 7lb or so to go, ideally before the end of the month as its my birthday and I'm going to a spa
wearing a swimsuit but that's maybe not realistic...
So have reminded my self of why I want to shift this excess weight.
I want to be slim enough to enjoy fashionable clothes,
I want to be confident of my appearance,
I am a single woman with 2 DCs. Need to look my best if I ever want to attract a nice man
I have a holiday in Menorca booked for June. First foriegn holiday since DCs and their first time on a plane. I wasnt to be happy in a swimming costume all day and wear lovely summer dresses too.
I know the feminists reading those points will be horrified. And I'm not altogether happy with a couple of them my self. But I am being honest.
Starting again tomorrow!!
(why not today?? Because I have wine open in the fridge and I can't bear to pour it out!!)
I think losing weight only will work if the reasons for doing it matter to you as its a big commitment and change. In the past i tried to lose weight for 'health' reasons but being honest with myself and friends and admitting I'm losing weight for vanity reasons has actually been more of a motivating factor this time round!
Shybairns - nothing wrong with your list, my aim is to walk in any shop on our high street and be able to buy something from them. We are on holiday from next Friday.
Was doing OK until today, had friends over for lunch, so wine, crisps and food (very good if I say so myself). I have lost this week but it has slowed down alot as I am coming up to AF time, so pleased that It it staying statci/losing, will see what happens Tuesday.
Morning all :-D
It was DPs birthday this weekend so everythng went a bit stilton and port pate/wine/nibbles etc. My weight this morning is 197lb, so only 2lb off in spite of great efforts at the beginning of the week. The stakes are particulalrly high since this weekened because I need to lose all this weight so I can start wedding dress shopping!!
Hello can I join in I'm only a week into it but so desperate to be slim by summer, can't believe how big I've let myself get and totally depressed by it.
I've done eight days of mfp. And lost about 3lbs.
Slightly complicated by having my steroids upped again so difficult.
Wine is my big downfall so trying to avoid it completely at the moment.
Hi everyone and welcome newcomers!
It's weigh-in for me tomorrow. Am hoping for a good loss although fell off the wagon a bit this weekend. Drinks out with parents from school on Friday which turned into absolute carnage! Then we were away for the weekend at a family party which was also quite boozy and also went out for a curry on Saturday night. I didn't have rice or any naan though which I absolutely love!
My Extreme Shed and Shred DVD has arrived so am going to attempt that tomorrow, am quite looking forward to it in a sad kind of way - just hope my knees hold up!
Weigh in this morning and I have lost a whopping 2 oz, which is alright as it is still not a gain. So weight today 18.0.2 st.
Holiday on Friday so will be damage limitation next time I weigh in, would like to get below 18st by Friday which is when we leave,but I seem to have got out of the lose 2lbs gain 2lbs habit which I spent all of last year doing.
I have managed to gain a massive 4 lb.
Great. Just flipping wonderful.
FiveGoMad - well done on your loss, any loss is better than a gain!
Taggie - I know how that feels but you know that most of that is going to be water. If you do well for a few days it will come right off again.
Weigh-in for me this morning and have lost 4 pounds which am pleased with. One more pound and then I move from the obese to just very overweight category according to BMI .
I won't be doing an official weigh-in next week as we are going to be staying at my parents over half-term and I always way differently on their scales. Staying there is always a bit of a challenge as they always have really nice food. And wine.
So, this morning I did for the first time level 1 of Extreme Shed and Shred. 30-day shred must have done something for me as I actually really enjoyed it, especially the kick-boxing part. Great way for getting rid of stress!
13 stones on the button.
So lost about half a pound.
Def into the 12's next week (how many weeks have I been saying that?)
Been doing lots of walking and can feel my fitness levels increasing.
Today has been crap though, but I know why, bring on the menopause.
Your twins are making an appearance early Taggie . It is a blip and you have had a tough couple of weeks, put it behind you and move forward.
Good luck for your next weigh in Terra.
Well done Guitar Girl.
Right all, I am off on holiday today so am weighing in my pre holiday weight at 17.12.6st,
See you all when I get back.
I too go on holiday tomorrow and have stayed the same this week at 14st3.5.
When I get back, I'll ask everyone for a quick round up so you've got two weeks to get back in the swing!!
I'm in this for the long haul so don't let a bad week stop you!!
We've had some great successes and I'll try to log on to have a cheeky catch up while I'm away!
I've been hiding
and eating. Well done those who are still losing. You are an inspiration.
Puggy and Five, have a lovely holiday. By the time you return I will be a shining example of motivation and sensible weight loss!
Me and DH have decided to try for DC number 2, which is very exciting. So if that isn't a motivation to get healthy I don't know what is.
Puggy and Five - have lovely lovely holidays.
My phantom twins are at least 20lbs each.
I am saying hello but I daren't weigh in. I had a bad eating week.
Shybairns, that's not unfeminist. Men are hard wired to like slim but sensibly curvy women as that's perceived as biologically healthy, so go for it, I say.
Have had a really bad few days food-wise which I know is related to work-stress. Am off now for a week for half-term, going to stay at my parents for the week. Have to do better from today or else am going to see it all put back on again. I know because it has happened before! I need to get my head back into it.
Hi, can I join? I have singularly failed to lose the weight I put on over Christmas - I have been exercising plenty but eating & drinking too much! After big meals with too much wine on Thurs and yesterday, I have weighed in at 9.4 this morning. Would like to be 8.12 or 9st max. Will be logging on MFP, weigh in weekly and post here on Saturdays
Weigh in this morning, have lost 8lbs in two weeks, really pleased didn't expect to loose anything as been on heavy duty steroids, but start reducing again Wednesday.
Finding the app mfp really helpful as easy to record as you eat.
Have weighed self. Not put any weight on! That has to be a good thing given the bad food entering my mouth. Currently eating a Very Healthy Diet in order to get back on track.
Hello everyone - it's quiet on here!
Today would normally be a weigh-in day for me but we are away for half term so am going to wait until next week. Haven't been able to do Shred while have been here but am attempting to go for a run most days instead.
Hope everyone is doing well - onwards and downwards!!
195lb for me today. That's 2lb off. My ulcer is much better so I'm going to start eating veg again this week which should help the weightloss. I've really struggled to lose while eating a low acidity low fibre diet!
Onward and upward to all of us :-D
Just read back and realised that i completely mussed Puggy's news. Congratulations
Been MIA since 23rd ish January....can I rejoin please??
Weighed in this morning at 10st 8lbs; think my start weight was 11st 1lb? I think i've just been yo-yoing for the last few weeks - was 10st 6lbs last week . Think that's down to not eating enough, missing lunches etc. Then i end up gorging at night when the kids in bed!
MFP has been a bit of a stranger too so going to do that again tomorrow.
Just bought Davina's new DVD. A friend recommended it. It will either get used or join the rest of the exercise DVD's in the cupboard [think positive thoughts!]
Hope everyone who is on holidays enjoys theMselves.
12st 13lbs today, yeehaa, for me saying 12 something seems so so much lighter than 13 something.
I am going to be very very good this week and stay in the 12's. all the dog walking is helping, I can see the start of a bit of definition in my stomach again and my size 14 jeans zip up (slight muffin top but I am overlooking that for now)
Will be starting the dreaded shred next week as well, that should get things moving downwards. I have zero fitness though, I'll be breathing out of my backside I'm sure.
I've been away for 24 whole hours and have eaten my weight in chips. Also out on friday evening.
I'm all up 2 down 2 but hovering around the 15.8 mark.
I've managed to scrabble back on the wagon this week. Jumped on the scales the other day and am a little over 12 stone so I have put a few pounds on. Am hoping I will soon be back under the 12 stone mark. Maybe next week?? We're away at the inlaws this weekend, so I'm hoping I can stay fairly on track.
To be honest I've been a bit worried about my 1 year old's development so have been feeling really anxious and it's put me off my food this week.
Morning all. 9.1.5 this morning so 2.5lb down from last week
I am back, had an amazing time but fuck me it's cold back here. Anyway ventured on the scales today and managed to put on only 2 oz, so 17.12.8. Will be back to official way in on Tuesday.
morning all, no loss or gain for me this week: stuck at 195lb.
Hope everyone has a good week :-)
Start weight 18.04.06
Big fat smile on my face here.
FiveGoMad -well done and
I am up 2 again.
I am crap.
Tea total veganism is the way to go. But I like cheese and wine.
Need a firm talking to.
I have put on a pound. Bugger.
And I got called a fat bitch on Sunday by a charming young lady who was on the phone whilst driving, got too close to the side of the car I was in and got a blast of the horn. Felt great after that .
Damn it. Back up to 13st 2lbs.
I always do this, lose a bit then seem to stop trying yet think I'll keep losing weight
I'm back! Only put 1lb on which for florida is pretty good going!
I'll need to do some work then catch up on the thread and update the spreadsheet!
Hope everyone is ok and clinging onto the wagon!
I have updated the tracker with those who have been posting and despite lots of comments about falling off the wagon, we are looking good!
BoffinMum and CJ Mommy have checked in - CJMommy you were still on the tracker as you posted the week before I went away so you weren't MIA!
FiveGoMad - STS while away!
GuitarGirl - 4lbs off then 1lb on! Going the right way!
Oneslice / Puggy / Taggie put a bit on
Terra....went over the stone then put on - next time you'll be under for good!
Welcome to MegBusset, with a 2.5lb loss in your first week and LargeGlassofRed and DancingintheMoonlight, we'll take your 8kb and 13lb losses from New Year and add them on!
We've lost 137.25lbs from the 20 active posters - a few seem to have gone MIA so over the next couple of weeks they'll hopefully come back!
We have GuitarGirl and momb who have both lost over a stone! And Terra has lost over 5% body weight - loads of us are nearly at 5% too!
I'm looking forward to some sensible eating - enev the 'healthy choices' in Florida were anything but so I'm straight back onto tracking and hopefully get some swimming in once I am over the jet lag!
I have put on a pound , never mind. Now standing at 17.11st. Have struggled to get back on the low carb track as have been ill and have had friends over last weekend. So effort will be made and have started walking again and will endeavour to do aqua aerobics on Tursday.
Thanks for the stats Puggy - how are you feeling?
I have been trying really hard this week with both food and exercise. Jillian Michaels and I are definitely getting to know each other better! Um - except for Sunday when I basically ate as though the world was going to end .
Scales this morning showed a 3.5lb loss. So am now 12 stone 14.25lbs. Am looking forward to being 11 something, that's my next goal.
Good luck this week everyone!
Argh - sorry! I meant 12 stone 4.25 not 14.25!
Hello all, hope everyone is well.
Cheers for the stats Puggy.
Showing as 12st 12lbs this morning, I had my perils last week so am wondering if that accounted for some of the weight gain? Maybe that along with the galaxy, the crisps, the apple strudel etc etc etc.
Making more of an effort this week, my neighbour noticed that I'd lost weight and that felt good so am keeping on it, I need to stay motivated.
What do you guys use as motivation? Picture on fridge? Certain pair of jeans to get into?
I'm still 15st 10. Grrrrr.
But DH back to work yesterday so some normaluty resumed. And I'm having to do some cooking now so at least I have a bit if food control.
Also on the verge of booking a summer holiday so that might motivate me. I have a photo of me at 26 and size 10 on the fridge. It doesn't seem to work though.
Perils??? Had my period is what I meant. Bloody autocorrect.
Well done guitargirl! I'm feeling ok but very tired. I'm a sleeper anyway but Florida really wore me out. I've only been sick once!
Got my booking app on Thursday and I've booked a private scan for Friday when I'll be 11 weeks cos I want a photo for my mum for Mother's Day. I've had a bit of spotting but nothing I'm worried about really.
I have just had spaghetti with cheese for tea as I was late in after a long day and its my really naughty but nice habit! I'll have an apple in a bit!!
Terra it's hard to stay on track. I don't have a motivator other the just trying to be better than I was but as tonight proved its easy to go for the quick option which is rarely best. I've not been to tesco yet and without being super organised I do tend to jump into the pitfalls!!
Sorry, i forgot to weigh in on Monday so did it last night.
2lb off so now 193lb. Slowly but surely i will be able to order a wedding dress by the end of the year that doesn't make me look like an albino walrus!
I mentioned this fact to DP who tells me that he would still marry me if I looked like an albino walrus complete with tusks, which is sweet but not particularly supportive of him. Never mind.
Well done everyone on progress this week. a 1lb gain while pregnant in Florida for a holiday is pretty impressive Puggymum: I seem to put on lbs just flicking through the brochure!
Hi everyone, hope you are all having a good week. I am posting in an attempt to warn myself off stuffing my face this weekend. I weigh myself every morning and I am the same weight now as I was last Sunday morning. I weighed last Sunday and then it was like a switch went on or something and I ate and ate and ate ALL day. I put on 2.5 pounds between Sunday morning and Monday morning and it has taken me until Friday to get back to Sunday's weight. That's 4 days to undo the damage of one blow-out. I MUST NOT do the same this weekend or I am going to end up losing and putting on the same 2 pounds every bloody week!
I have taken a leaf out of the intermittent fasters book and have just done a 24 hour fast from yesterday lunch time until today lunch time. It felt quite good, I might do the same next week.
Have a good weekend everyone!
Grrr, well similar to last week, I had a really good first part of the week and then it all went pear-shaped towards the end. Weighed in today at 12 stone 3, so 1.25 loss. Back to Jillian Michaels this morning after a few days break.
Hope everyone is having a good week. Sooo cold here at the moment.
12 stone 11 lbs today, only a lb lost.
To be fair, I wasn't expecting to lose, DC were at nanas over the weekend, so a Chinese and some beers were consumed.
How's everyone else getting on?
I still haven't started the shred yet.
No loss, but no gain either so trying not to be downhearted (and failing). I work on a big site and saw one of my colleagues today whom I hadn't run into for months. He has lost over 12 stone in less than 2 years and his life is transformed. i can't even avoid the wine to maintain a 1 lb/week loss through this year. Lazy and fat. :-(. I will not be getting married outwith the healthy weight range and I can't order a wedding dress until I'm, a least within spitting distance of my final size. Apparently dresses take up to nine months to come (why?) so I have until the end of the year to lose another 3.5 stone. I need to give myself an intermediate goal as 'the end of the year' is clearly too nebulous for my brain to appreciate. Any thoughts?
STS this week which considering I've not done any exercise I'm really pleased with!
I'm just so tired at the moment. I went for a scan last week and I am was only 9 weeks not 11 due to long cycles so I've still got a couple of weeks of first trimester to go. I hope I get more energy soon!!
1lb loss this week, so headed in the right direction, albeit slowly!
It's such a tiring stage Puggy. Hope you get through it OK; staying the same weightwise is amazing during the first trimester when you're a bit nauseaus so well done!.
Hello? anyone about?
Hope. Everyone is well, hope you are feeling less tired Puggy.
I've not been weighing in as been down with a viral infection, still not fully recovered but weighed myself today and back up at 13 stone, that's what no school runs or dog walks will do (we won't mention the children's missing Easter eggs, the unbearable guilt you understand)
I'm still here! Am still tired but the damn clocks going forward haven't helped. Sunny evenings should see me right soon!
I've been up and down 2-3lbs this past couple of weeks. I'll weigh I. Friday and make it official!!
13 weeks now!! Eek!
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