(476 Posts)
TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 01-Jan-13 06:54:40

16st 7


Jemma1111 Tue 01-Jan-13 07:13:49

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 !

3ForMe Tue 01-Jan-13 08:14:16

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 grin

NeverFullyDressedWithoutAScarf Tue 01-Jan-13 08:36:00

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!

Weekipper Tue 01-Jan-13 08:40:53

This year I will reach my goal weight. Today I'm 79.9kg.

jimswifein1964 Tue 01-Jan-13 08:43:35

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!

Shybairns Tue 01-Jan-13 08:51:48

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!!

Nyancat Tue 01-Jan-13 09:03:55

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.

McKayz Tue 01-Jan-13 09:07:38

I'm 16st 9lb sad

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.

BoffinMum Tue 01-Jan-13 09:12:53

Not quite brave enough for the scales, but count me in. shock

ohforfoxsake Tue 01-Jan-13 09:15:58

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.

DorsetKnobwithJingleBellsOn Tue 01-Jan-13 09:17:47

18.4 here blush

Will be resigining up to WW on line and see how we go.

DorsetKnobwithJingleBellsOn Tue 01-Jan-13 09:18:55

And back to walking to work when it's not raining.

JakeBullet Tue 01-Jan-13 09:21:50

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.

travellingwilbury Tue 01-Jan-13 09:25:17

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 .

flossy101 Tue 01-Jan-13 10:02:32

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.

Dawndonna Tue 01-Jan-13 10:06:20

I'm in. Got at least four stone to lose. Definitely four dress sizes.

DeGlitterBug Tue 01-Jan-13 19:31:26

Hello smile

84kg here shock. Not for much longer grin

EverythingsNotRosie Tue 01-Jan-13 19:47:44

I'm in too. 17st 1lb this morning. shock 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!

FrazzleRock Tue 01-Jan-13 19:50:48

I've gone up two dress sizes in three weeks I discovered today


OneSliceOfSwissCheese Tue 01-Jan-13 19:51:18

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.

PuggyMum Tue 01-Jan-13 19:55:28

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!!

FrazzleRock Tue 01-Jan-13 20:14:05

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 scaleshmm 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 tomorrow...

Ok...16.4... Less than I expected so I'm happy smile

I have been doing WW online and it has been working for me smile my sister used MFP last year and went from 15st2 to 13st in 6months smile I just couldn't get the hang of it.

I'm resuming logging everything tomorrow after 2weeks off.

TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 01-Jan-13 20:56:22

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.

DorsetKnobwithJingleBellsOn Tue 01-Jan-13 21:14:57

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.

PuggyMum Tue 01-Jan-13 22:24:53

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!

CJMommy Tue 01-Jan-13 22:50:16

11st 1lb.....was 10st 8lbs 3 weeks ago shock

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 sad

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 01-Jan-13 22:52:41

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......

2kidsintow Tue 01-Jan-13 23:06:39

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.

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Wed 02-Jan-13 07:20:58

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 sad At least I hope this will give me the kick up the arse I needed. None of my clothes fit or look nice.

JakeBullet Wed 02-Jan-13 07:25:21

Going to go and weigh in shortly.....prediction is 16st 5lbsad

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 grin.

travellingwilbury Wed 02-Jan-13 08:14:24

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 .

DigWeedSow Wed 02-Jan-13 08:19:05

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 blush I have signed up to WW online to help me track what I'm eating and would like to loose a stone before Easter.

travellingwilbury Wed 02-Jan-13 08:50:42

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 ?

BoffinMum Wed 02-Jan-13 08:52:33

Do Strepsils have calories?grin

JakeBullet Wed 02-Jan-13 09:04:01

16st 10lb shock shock shock shock blush blush blush

I say no more. Paul McKenna I am all yours luvwink

DisAstrophe Wed 02-Jan-13 09:29:41

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. grin

I'm a massive snacker and have switched to working from home so worried about numbers going up rather than down.

TaggieCampbellBlack Wed 02-Jan-13 09:41:55

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.

DisAstrophe Wed 02-Jan-13 09:56:29

Good for you Taggie. I've run up and down stairs a few times and not snacked

SallyBear Wed 02-Jan-13 11:07:04

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.shock
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. hmm

travellingwilbury Wed 02-Jan-13 12:17:39

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 .

SallyBear Wed 02-Jan-13 12:41:08

Well done wilbury. I'm ignoring the chocolates that are littered all over the house. Sticking faithfully to my plan. smile

DorsetKnobwithJingleBellsOn Wed 02-Jan-13 18:21:22

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.

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Wed 02-Jan-13 19:15:21

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

PuggyMum Wed 02-Jan-13 20:05:17

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....

JakeBullet Wed 02-Jan-13 20:23:17

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.

DorsetKnobwithJingleBellsOn Wed 02-Jan-13 20:50:36

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 grin

DigWeedSow Wed 02-Jan-13 21:11:37

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.

McKayz Wed 02-Jan-13 21:43:33

The Hairy Dieters book is brilliant. Very tasty food and healthy.

Dawndonna Wed 02-Jan-13 21:48:25

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.

EverythingsNotRosie Wed 02-Jan-13 21:54:31

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! blush Going out for lunch tomorrow and friday at friends and out in the evening on friday as well so those will be a struggle!

PuggyMum Wed 02-Jan-13 22:12:43

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 angry at myself!!!

But we're here. That's the main thing!!

CJMommy Wed 02-Jan-13 23:24:04

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 grin) 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 wink

Why is it that no matter what goal you input on MFP, it always gives you 1200 cals as a goal?

DorsetKnobwithJingleBellsOn Thu 03-Jan-13 06:45:53

Morning all.

Trainers are on for my morning walk, just have to drive 20 minutes to get there grin

have a good day everyone.

DorsetKnobwithJingleBellsOn Thu 03-Jan-13 06:48:46

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 blush 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 blush

I have 8 weeks until I'll be wearing shorts or a swimming costume in Florida and I'm about 6 stone overweight blush 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.

DigWeedSow Thu 03-Jan-13 08:35:26

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 envy about your upcoming trip to Florida, you lucky thing!

EverythingsNotRosie Thu 03-Jan-13 08:58:18

My goal is 1440 CJMommy I think that means I am very fat blush. 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 smile

Shybairns Thu 03-Jan-13 09:35:25

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!

TaggieCampbellBlack Thu 03-Jan-13 10:15:13

Day off today so might be a bit difficult not to pick.
I'll maybe go for a good walk later.

BoffinMum Thu 03-Jan-13 10:20:17

Working up to weighing self is a bit like working up to POAS. grin

PuggyMum Thu 03-Jan-13 12:44:13

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 sad

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 grin

travellingwilbury Thu 03-Jan-13 15:39:24

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 .

TaggieCampbellBlack Thu 03-Jan-13 15:56:52

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.

DisAstrophe Thu 03-Jan-13 16:10:28

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.

Shybairns Thu 03-Jan-13 16:30:25

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!!

KissMyLuckyEgg Thu 03-Jan-13 16:44:49

1st WW since 22nd December today, have gained nearly half a stone in the 2weeks away and am back to 17 1 blush sad

Only myself and my cake hole to blame though, now have 6 stone 5lbs to lose, so best get on with it!

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Thu 03-Jan-13 17:07:03

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!

DorsetKnobwithJingleBellsOn Thu 03-Jan-13 17:43:01

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.

DigWeedSow Thu 03-Jan-13 18:43:23

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 blush

Going out for lunch tomorrow with Dsis so I suspect that I won't be having quite as good a day!

DisAstrophe Thu 03-Jan-13 20:19:25

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 sad

TaggieCampbellBlack Thu 03-Jan-13 20:29:22

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.

DorsetKnobwithJingleBellsOn Thu 03-Jan-13 21:01:19

Excellent mantra Taggie.

TaggieCampbellBlack Thu 03-Jan-13 21:06:24

I just worked out my large pack of healthy dried fruit and seeds was about 450 calories blush

My next mantra.......

Portion control!

DorsetKnobwithJingleBellsOn Thu 03-Jan-13 21:08:05

Which was the next mantra to have, dried fruit, healthy but high in calories.

CJMommy Thu 03-Jan-13 21:10:21

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 wine although am trying to have a 'dry' month shock! 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 blush.

EverythingsNotRosie grin 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!

EverythingsNotRosie Thu 03-Jan-13 21:41:11

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!

CJMommy Thu 03-Jan-13 22:38:41

Don't think I've even heard of almond milk?? blush 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.

cafecito Thu 03-Jan-13 23:54:56

Hi, can I step in <wobble> I have doubled my body weight in a year shock 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 blush 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-

cafecito Thu 03-Jan-13 23:57:27

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.

cafecito Thu 03-Jan-13 23:59:37

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 hmm

smile 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 hmm

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 hmm and embarrassingly I'm 17st 4lb sad I've put on about 4 stone since I met dh at the beginning of 2008 shock

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 smile

Good luck everyone smile

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?!

EverythingsNotRosie Fri 04-Jan-13 07:55:40

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!

EverythingsNotRosie Fri 04-Jan-13 07:57:38

Definitely counts as exercise pratting! All my walks are at toddler speed at the moment so not much exercise!

NoillyPrat Fri 04-Jan-13 09:07:17

smile 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.

PuggyMum Fri 04-Jan-13 09:34:59

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!

We'll see!!!

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!

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Fri 04-Jan-13 10:42:10

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!

Nyancat Fri 04-Jan-13 11:12:26

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!

Vicky08 Fri 04-Jan-13 12:39:42

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.

DisAstrophe Fri 04-Jan-13 15:30:55

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.

JakeBullet Fri 04-Jan-13 15:39:42

Not doing that well so far.....might be better when DS goes back to school.

DigWeedSow Fri 04-Jan-13 15:59:29

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good day smile

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 wine temptation grin

TaggieCampbellBlack Fri 04-Jan-13 16:58:47

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)

Dawndonna Fri 04-Jan-13 17:16:30

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.

DorsetKnobwithJingleBellsOn Fri 04-Jan-13 18:08:56

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?

TaggieCampbellBlack Fri 04-Jan-13 18:20:48

sad 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!!!)

PuggyMum Fri 04-Jan-13 18:23:57

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!!

FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 04-Jan-13 18:24:03

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?

2kidsintow Fri 04-Jan-13 18:50:47

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.

2kidsintow Fri 04-Jan-13 19:01:20

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 shock 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.

CJMommy Fri 04-Jan-13 20:35:03

Mixed day here.
Missed lunch as meeting ran over until 3pm....... Then ate an apple, banana and Christmas cake blush Also had two biscuits in the meetingblush.

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 grin . 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!

FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 04-Jan-13 20:52:22

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.

FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 04-Jan-13 20:53:48

Have realised I have namechanged, was DorsetKnob.

Vicky08 Fri 04-Jan-13 22:10:43

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.

2kidsintow Fri 04-Jan-13 23:54:12

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. )

cafecito Sat 05-Jan-13 00:57:39

DisAstrophe (great name!) yes I more than doubled my weight in a year shock 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]

cafecito Sat 05-Jan-13 00:59:02

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?

EverythingsNotRosie Sat 05-Jan-13 07:15:23

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!

travellingwilbury Sat 05-Jan-13 07:46:15

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 .

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 05-Jan-13 08:37:35

Morning all, weight is fluctuating, yesterday I had put on 1.5 and today I have taken off 2 hmm

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 05-Jan-13 08:44:17

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.

NoillyPrat Sat 05-Jan-13 11:19:46

Morning all, well done on the weight losses.

I did what I predicted yesterday and went off track in the afternoon hmm 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 smile

CJMommy Sat 05-Jan-13 11:29:58

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 blush. 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 grin

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!

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Sat 05-Jan-13 12:54:21

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!

CJMommy Sat 05-Jan-13 14:08:14

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 wink I will be quite happy with my veggies, roasts and gravy with a luvverly (!) pud!! X

NoillyPrat Sat 05-Jan-13 15:39:20

I don't blame you CJMommy! I know what I'd rather have too smile

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.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 05-Jan-13 19:48:09

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.

cafecito Sun 06-Jan-13 01:27:45

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>

Shybairns Sun 06-Jan-13 15:51:12

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.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 06-Jan-13 16:22:03

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.

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Sun 06-Jan-13 17:57:59

Evening all.

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.

CJMommy Sun 06-Jan-13 22:23:58

Evening all!

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 smile

NoillyPrat Mon 07-Jan-13 06:34:09

Morning all.

Well done CJMommy smile

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 smile

NoillyPrat Mon 07-Jan-13 07:31:41

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.

DigWeedSow Mon 07-Jan-13 08:46:01

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!

TaggieCampbellBlack Mon 07-Jan-13 15:10:16

Weigh in tomorrow. Hope I've shed my christmas food baby. It was huge.
I woke up at 11 this morning shock too late to go to the gym, and drove in to town. V v bad.
Will do gym tomorrow.

Guitargirl Mon 07-Jan-13 17:20:04

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 blush. 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 blush blush. 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.

FiveGoMadInDorset Mon 07-Jan-13 18:25:51

Hello all.

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.

DigWeedSow Mon 07-Jan-13 18:52:11

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.

cafecito Tue 08-Jan-13 00:31:58

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.

cafecito Tue 08-Jan-13 00:33:38

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

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 08-Jan-13 06:57:25

Well I woke up and weighed myself and put a pound on since last week sad

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 08-Jan-13 06:57:41

and angry

travellingwilbury Tue 08-Jan-13 08:26:38

I am officially rubbish. I have spent all weekend eating my through the Christmas choc sad
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 ?

DigWeedSow Tue 08-Jan-13 08:52:35

Happy birthday Cafecito birthdays are exempt from dieting wink 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!

travellingwilbury Tue 08-Jan-13 09:50:51

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 .

Excuses excuses

travellingwilbury Tue 08-Jan-13 11:19:32

I have officially slipped into the obese category sad 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 !

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Tue 08-Jan-13 11:31:30

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.

PuggyMum Tue 08-Jan-13 11:42:21

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
Never dieted
3st / 2 dress sizes
12st (10st)
10st 11lb (1 dress size 1 month)
16st 9


18st 4
16st 10lb
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)
16st 4
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)
2st 7
13st (9st)
13st 7lb (under 11st)

PuggyMum Tue 08-Jan-13 11:43:38

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!!!

travellingwilbury Tue 08-Jan-13 11:50:25

Very impressive !

I do love a list .

PuggyMum Tue 08-Jan-13 13:04:56

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....winewine

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!

DigWeedSow Tue 08-Jan-13 13:48:32

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 grin

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.

PuggyMum Tue 08-Jan-13 13:54:34

I'm puglady on ww as someone beat me to puggymum!!

momb Tue 08-Jan-13 14:23:15

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.

PuggyMum Tue 08-Jan-13 14:37:46

Welcome Momb! I'll add you to our list!! I've got 4st to lose too sad

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 smile.

TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 08-Jan-13 16:23:38

Good list Puggy.

My first week has been pretty good.
No wine shock
No bread shock
No cheese shock shock

Drum roll........

15st 13

That's my christmas food baby banished.

TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 08-Jan-13 16:30:58

O might unwrap my shred dvd. I bought it at least 2 years ago blush.

They are doing a bootcamp at the gym (Curves) which might also give me a push to exercise.

PuggyMum Tue 08-Jan-13 16:49:46

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!!

TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 08-Jan-13 16:51:41

It's not real, just first week adjustments and post christmas binge loss.

TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 08-Jan-13 18:07:30

I am seriously craving wine and cheese.


OneSliceOfSwissCheese Tue 08-Jan-13 18:08:52

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 shock 13st 6lb.

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 08-Jan-13 20:17:23

Great list Puggymum and thank you smile 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.

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 08-Jan-13 20:20:32

Oh and it is 1.3 miles to work

cafecito Tue 08-Jan-13 20:38:46

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 shock

today was better, but I have eaten curry - I do love curry- in fact I am still eating curry hmm 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.

cafecito Tue 08-Jan-13 21:01:06

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)

CJMommy Tue 08-Jan-13 22:49:13

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 grin 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 wink) .

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!)

NoillyPrat Wed 09-Jan-13 06:53:26

Morning all, well done on the fab weight losses smile

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 hmm

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 smile

NoillyPrat Wed 09-Jan-13 06:54:23

Oh yes and thanks for the list! smile can't believe I forgot to mention that in my mammoth post!

Can't wait to see the weights coming down grin

travellingwilbury Wed 09-Jan-13 07:23:16

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 smile

travellingwilbury Wed 09-Jan-13 07:26:34

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 .

FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 09-Jan-13 07:29:20

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 grin

so porridge for brekfast
Teryiaki noodles with chicken for lunch
some sort of meat from the freezer and aubergine parmigani for supper
And fruit.

Hope everyone has a good day.

Guitargirl Wed 09-Jan-13 07:53:19

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...blush

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!

BoffinMum Wed 09-Jan-13 07:56:46

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).

travellingwilbury Wed 09-Jan-13 07:57:21

Dorset smile ya tease , come on spill .

PuggyMum Wed 09-Jan-13 11:50:50

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 smile

PuggyMum Wed 09-Jan-13 12:10:10

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!!

BoffinMum Wed 09-Jan-13 13:34:09

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 ...

DigWeedSow Wed 09-Jan-13 13:49:59

Some great losses this week smile unfortunately I'm 10lb from goal but I'll happily go with 8lb grin 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 blush )? It really does make a difference as I always weigh a lb or two more in the evening!

PuggyMum Wed 09-Jan-13 14:03:14

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!!

DigWeedSow Wed 09-Jan-13 14:28:29

No need to be sorry, I much prefer your adding smile 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.

momb Wed 09-Jan-13 15:03:06

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.

PuggyMum Wed 09-Jan-13 15:07:02

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.

PuggyMum Wed 09-Jan-13 15:35:36

You're in good company Momb. I was 210lb as a starting weight.

We are all here... That's the main thing!! smile

PuggyMum Wed 09-Jan-13 15:37:40

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.

travellingwilbury Wed 09-Jan-13 17:06:44

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 .

EverythingsNotRosie Wed 09-Jan-13 18:34:14

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!

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Wed 09-Jan-13 19:12:45

Puggy, I'm absolutely loving your stats recap! Very motivating.

Welldone losers all smile It's been a good start.

FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 09-Jan-13 19:14:32

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.

Furball Wed 09-Jan-13 19:40:15

I' d like to join you as well if thats ok smile

I am at the heaviest ever in my life, so have invented my own no crap diet grin

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

CJMommy Wed 09-Jan-13 21:54:06

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 grin

TaggieCampbellBlack Wed 09-Jan-13 22:46:00

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.

FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 10-Jan-13 06:59:04

Morning all.

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.

Guitargirl Thu 10-Jan-13 07:25:14

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!

momb Thu 10-Jan-13 09:54:32

Morning smile.
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.

PuggyMum Thu 10-Jan-13 15:35:25

Welcome furball with your 4lbs off! We'll add that to our tally grin

EverythingsNotRosie Thu 10-Jan-13 18:09:07

Yep, tuesday, first thing, naked and after a wee! 6lb loss so far but very bad diet day today blush back on the wagon tomorrow!

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Thu 10-Jan-13 19:32:43

Hullo all

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!

FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 10-Jan-13 19:39:04

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.

Shybairns Thu 10-Jan-13 19:41:30

Weigh in day is Monday and it can't come fast enough. Need to see a result. Lack of alcohol is hard!!

DigWeedSow Thu 10-Jan-13 19:43:06

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!

PuggyMum Thu 10-Jan-13 19:55:44

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!

TaggieCampbellBlack Thu 10-Jan-13 20:16:19

Ooh i could do tiramisu right now. Even a school made one.

Gym tomorrow. Too knackered tonight.

CJMommy Thu 10-Jan-13 20:20:09

Evenin' All!

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 confused.

Would normally have a glass of wine at this point but drying out over January wink. 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?

Furball Fri 11-Jan-13 06:36:53

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.

travellingwilbury Fri 11-Jan-13 06:53:56

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 .

FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 11-Jan-13 06:58:50

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.

travellingwilbury Fri 11-Jan-13 07:17:23

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 ....

NoillyPrat Fri 11-Jan-13 08:18:54

I am a big fat failure angry sad I've just weighed myself and I've put on 1 lb sad

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 sad gets out the worlds smallest violin!

BoffinMum Fri 11-Jan-13 09:02:17

I lapsed yesterday evening when a piece of cake was necessary after dealing with DS1.

TaggieCampbellBlack Fri 11-Jan-13 10:33:19

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 grin

NoillyPrat Fri 11-Jan-13 10:49:58

Thanks, Taggie smile

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!

travellingwilbury Fri 11-Jan-13 11:01:50

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 grin

momb Fri 11-Jan-13 11:30:03

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!

momb Fri 11-Jan-13 11:35:13

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!

momb Fri 11-Jan-13 11:36:06

of days.
It will pass in a couple of days

FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 11-Jan-13 17:30:40

You dream about wine taggie I dream about gardening zombies hmm

Definitely work in the prison seeing as it is a male one grin

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.

PuggyMum Fri 11-Jan-13 19:15:17

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!!

NoillyPrat Sat 12-Jan-13 06:52:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Shybairns Sat 12-Jan-13 08:56:23

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.

DigWeedSow Sat 12-Jan-13 09:00:15

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 grin

Well done to those who have lost and keep going to those who haven't. Have a great weekend and stay strong!

NoillyPrat Sat 12-Jan-13 09:01:10

Yay well done Shybairns, that's a great loss!

NoillyPrat Sat 12-Jan-13 09:02:43

Dig grin I'm sure wine calories don't count on a Friday night wink

Shybairns Sat 12-Jan-13 09:02:46

Thanks NoillyPrat.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 12-Jan-13 09:25:13

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.

NoillyPrat Sat 12-Jan-13 09:37:02

Ok, sorry. I didn't realise.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 12-Jan-13 12:50:54

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.

travellingwilbury Sat 12-Jan-13 14:32:17

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 .

Furball Sat 12-Jan-13 15:29:48

travelling I think the only thing you can do is be sensible and enjoy it smile

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.

PuggyMum Sat 12-Jan-13 17:49:04

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 angryangryangry

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Sat 12-Jan-13 18:05:22

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.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 12-Jan-13 18:08:56

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.

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Sat 12-Jan-13 19:27:51

Too right Five. I'm thinking eggs benedict would hit the spot.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sat 12-Jan-13 20:40:15

Hello all.

I just had a massive pizza. Vegan, so no cheese. And delicious. But huge.

Still off the wine though.

cafecito Sun 13-Jan-13 01:21:37

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 blush I am going to be good, as of tomorrow- have written off today! better late than never!

Guitargirl Sun 13-Jan-13 10:50:42

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>.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 13-Jan-13 13:14:08

I'm working nights from tonight which is going to screw up my healthy eating plans. Gggrrrrr.

BoffinMum Sun 13-Jan-13 15:02:18

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!

Shybairns Sun 13-Jan-13 16:03:09

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. blush There is so much butter in them. They are delicious!

Back in the zone tomorrow I hope.

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Sun 13-Jan-13 17:33:18

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.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 13-Jan-13 19:48:31

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 blush

cafecito Sun 13-Jan-13 23:31:15

hi all, I had an off day again- starting tomorrow better hmm 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 hmm. I need to learn moderation! and that it's okay to have stuff like that sometimes. I'm too black and white with it

PuggyMum Mon 14-Jan-13 10:36:25

Morning Lucky 13s!

We’ve had some great successes in our 1st full week…

I know I’ve said a couple of these before as an example but here’s 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

No gains!

From 12 of us who have checked in, we have lost a whopping 49.5lbs!!

PuggyMum Mon 14-Jan-13 10:36:30

Morning Lucky 13s!

We’ve had some great successes in our 1st full week…

I know I’ve said a couple of these before as an example but here’s 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

No gains!

From 12 of us who have checked in, we have lost a whopping 49.5lbs!!

BoffinMum Mon 14-Jan-13 10:55:03

I may have gained but I have been avoiding the scales in case that's actually happened. wink But I did have an excellent Sunday, really on message about everything. Not too bad today either.

NoillyPrat Mon 14-Jan-13 11:20:31

I weighed myself on Sunday after seeing I'd put a pound on and I've lost it smile Hopefully there will be more off by my official weigh in day on Friday.

Shybairns Mon 14-Jan-13 12:03:23

Official weigh in day today. Have lost 2lbs! So now 11 Stone 10lbs.

24lbs to go and I feel good!!

PuggyMum Mon 14-Jan-13 12:34:47

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 grin

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Mon 14-Jan-13 13:47:16

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 sad

Furball Mon 14-Jan-13 16:21:03

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

Furball Mon 14-Jan-13 16:22:09

oneslice - make a pan of veg soup, very filling and not alot of cal cost smile

TaggieCampbellBlack Mon 14-Jan-13 16:39:25

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.

DigWeedSow Mon 14-Jan-13 16:42:14

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 sad.

CJMommy Mon 14-Jan-13 20:50:49

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 grin 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 smile

cafecito Tue 15-Jan-13 00:02:37

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)

DigWeedSow Tue 15-Jan-13 07:06:50

Weighed in this morning..........2lbs off! That's 6lbs altogether since I started smile

Guitargirl Tue 15-Jan-13 07:09:11

Weigh in day for me today, am 3.75lbs down so 13 stone 5.75 now...good luck for this week everyone!

Furball Tue 15-Jan-13 07:21:00

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

Furball Tue 15-Jan-13 07:22:13

Wow - well done digweed and guitargirl smile

travellingwilbury Tue 15-Jan-13 07:36:11

Hello everyone , I can't do weekends sad

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 .

TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 15-Jan-13 08:36:44

Morning all 13-ers.

Just weighed in (nekkid and after a wee!)

15st 10

Down 3lbs.


Although technically now it's bedtime confused. I'm not good at nights.

Shred is still unwrapped blush

Have a good day everyone.

TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 15-Jan-13 08:37:36

Non-un-wrapped I mean. Still cellophaned and un-shredded.

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Tue 15-Jan-13 08:38:22

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 smile

Furball and travelling, keep going even if the scales don't reflect what you were hoping.

cafecito Tue 15-Jan-13 12:38:24

wow you've all done so well grin 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

cafecito Tue 15-Jan-13 12:39:52

travelling- I brought out shred of evil on January 1st but I'm still on day 7 level 1 blush 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!

Furball Tue 15-Jan-13 12:59:17

Well I've just done an hours spin class

cam home and had 2 eggs, mushrooms and some ham

PuggyMum Tue 15-Jan-13 14:00:49

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.

TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 15-Jan-13 15:24:31

Bloody hell fortified. Sounds scary. Hope you feel better.

DigWeedSow Tue 15-Jan-13 16:27:28

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 grin

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 smile.

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 15-Jan-13 17:05:42

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

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 15-Jan-13 17:08:21

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.

Shybairns Tue 15-Jan-13 18:59:51

Horrific cold. Been poorly since friday. sad Diet suffered today. Oreos, a muffin and chocolate ice cream. Whoops!

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 15-Jan-13 20:11:24

I am watching supersize vs superskinny and she is only 3 stone heavier than me blush but the food she eats is making me feel ill, and wondering how come she is not so much bigger.

CJMommy Tue 15-Jan-13 20:14:21

1.5lbs off for me grin
Doing ok I think! Not done any exercise yet, thought I'd save that until I'm desperate and fed up of the flab blush . I think the shred will get an airing here too!

BoffinMum Wed 16-Jan-13 11:24:58

14 stone 3 today. Same as before :.(

momb Wed 16-Jan-13 12:20:37

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 smile.
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. sad

I have given 'my' cream cakes to the DC

Furball Wed 16-Jan-13 14:28:48

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. grin

BoffinMum Wed 16-Jan-13 15:11:27

<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!

FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 16-Jan-13 17:09:59

Look on the very bright side Boffin you didn't gain.

TaggieCampbellBlack Wed 16-Jan-13 19:43:33

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.

FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 16-Jan-13 19:49:58

Are you still on nights Taggie or have you finished now?

TaggieCampbellBlack Wed 16-Jan-13 19:57:42

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)

FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 16-Jan-13 20:55:55

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)

BoffinMum Thu 17-Jan-13 08:07:31

14 STONE 2.5 LBS!
Have lost another pound. Mainly through will power. Not suffered too greatly though. grin
<slight happy dance>

TaggieCampbellBlack Thu 17-Jan-13 08:15:43

Hurrah Boffin!

BoffinMum Thu 17-Jan-13 08:26:53


BoffinMum Thu 17-Jan-13 12:39:04

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.

PuggyMum Thu 17-Jan-13 13:53:58

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!

PuggyMum Thu 17-Jan-13 13:57:30

I'm so gonna try that pud Boffinmum!!

FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 17-Jan-13 22:25:42

I have had a bit of a shite day so have succumbed to the midish week wine. Supper was delicious and healthy.

PuggyMum Fri 18-Jan-13 12:47:50

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!!

BoffinMum Fri 18-Jan-13 18:48:30

Personal training today <smug>
Can't afford it but I want thighs like a Supermodel. Not that I am unrealistic or anything, you understand. grin

Guitargirl Fri 18-Jan-13 19:18:00

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!!

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Fri 18-Jan-13 19:33:31

Well done Puggy smile

TaggieCampbellBlack Fri 18-Jan-13 20:25:22

Hello all.

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.

FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 18-Jan-13 21:09:45

Evening all.

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 grin

Guitargirl Sat 19-Jan-13 11:26:44

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...hmm.

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!!

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Sat 19-Jan-13 13:01:00

Hullo all,

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.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 19-Jan-13 13:12:09

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.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sat 19-Jan-13 21:50:01


Massive carb fest today.

Snack of cold pasta
Veggie (no cheese) pizza

Too cold and tired and a bit bloaty.

Guitargirl Sun 20-Jan-13 13:19:00

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!

FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 20-Jan-13 20:25:43

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.

PuggyMum Mon 21-Jan-13 10:11:18

67.5lbs Lost!

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!!

DigWeedSow Mon 21-Jan-13 11:29:27

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 blush 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!

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Mon 21-Jan-13 12:48:18

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.

PuggyMum Mon 21-Jan-13 17:36:23

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 hmm

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 smile

In hoping for a good loss this week!!

What is 85kg in real money? (stones & lbs)
Thats what I was at the docs today.

PuggyMum Mon 21-Jan-13 22:05:03

1kg = 2.204lbs so 187lbs which is 13st 5lbs

CJMommy Mon 21-Jan-13 22:31:13

Marking my place for complete failure tomorrow sad

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 angry

And that was only friday - sunday! Also conveniently forgot to track it all hmm
So, back on it tomorrow if the morning weigh in doesn't send me spiraling int the bottom of the cake tin!

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 22-Jan-13 06:54:06

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.

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Tue 22-Jan-13 07:31:38

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 smile

DigWeedSow Tue 22-Jan-13 08:48:25

Well done on the losses smile 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 shock no chance of matching that weight this time.

CJMommy Tue 22-Jan-13 09:31:18

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!! grin

CJMommy Tue 22-Jan-13 09:32:06

Oh and well done to all of you who have lost, maintained or even just stayed with this thread smile

Thanks Puggy.
Weighed in on my own scales and showing 13st 9lbs, but 13st 5lbs at docs yesterday, Whats going on? hmm

PuggyMum Tue 22-Jan-13 11:19:16

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!!!

Guitargirl Tue 22-Jan-13 15:01:59

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!

TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 22-Jan-13 16:55:13

15st 8


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!

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Tue 22-Jan-13 19:14:04

Well done Dig, Guitar and Taggie, that's brilliant!

And yes, CJ, staying the same or staying on this thread is very commendable too smile

Shybairns Wed 23-Jan-13 12:46:32

4lbs off in 2 weeks and I'm feeling good! Think this might finally be it!!

PuggyMum Wed 23-Jan-13 16:51:43

Ladies I need to confess! I went to McDonald's today! I'm so confused 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-

PuggyMum Wed 23-Jan-13 16:52:22

And strikethrough fail!! I'll never get the hang of this!!

TaggieCampbellBlack Wed 23-Jan-13 16:59:36

I have a week off after tonight. I will have to plan carefully or could slip. I'd kill for muckdonadlds right now

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Wed 23-Jan-13 18:27:12

so would I and I'm impressed you didn't order large fries and a vanilla milkshake because I probably would have

Shybairns Wed 23-Jan-13 19:12:28

Puggy have a better day tomorrow. Sounds like it was just one of those moments. We're only human!

CJMommy Wed 23-Jan-13 22:42:51

FAIL sadangry

Why did I feel it necessary to eat that huge piece of cake AND......AND then go and eat half a bag of popcorn blush

Need to get back on track........help!!

DigWeedSow Thu 24-Jan-13 08:49:56

CJMommy I feel your pain, DH came in last night with a big bag of Butterkist and a multi pack of Bounty bars angry

I really wanted to drop below 10st this week, no chance now especially as I'm meeting a friend for lunch today

PuggyMum Thu 24-Jan-13 11:26:52

What is your total loss shybairns? I've not had an update since week 1.... I've got you starting at 12st....

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Thu 24-Jan-13 20:19:02

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.

TaggieCampbellBlack Thu 24-Jan-13 21:18:24

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.

FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 24-Jan-13 21:46:18

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.

TaggieCampbellBlack Thu 24-Jan-13 22:01:28

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.

PuggyMum Fri 25-Jan-13 12:18:12

Also sorry to hear you have crap news Taggie sad

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!!

Guitargirl Fri 25-Jan-13 12:34:59

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!

PuggyMum Fri 25-Jan-13 14:00:01

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!!!

Love Puggy!

TaggieCampbellBlack Fri 25-Jan-13 14:05:45

Thanks Puggy. Hotel sounds lovely. Very envy.

Well done everyone. Keep it up and have a great weekend.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 26-Jan-13 00:30:22

The wedding is in Tunbridge Wells, near there as we speak.

BoffinMum Sat 26-Jan-13 08:48:46

Hope you are having a good time, Pugs.

I am down to 14st 2 lbs and quite proud of that.

BoffinMum Sat 26-Jan-13 08:51:56

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! grin

PuggyMum Sat 26-Jan-13 10:16:49

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 hmm

Shybairns Sat 26-Jan-13 12:54:31

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.

Shybairns Sat 26-Jan-13 12:58:45

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!!

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Sat 26-Jan-13 13:05:58

Afternoon all,

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,

Hello All.
How's everyone doing?
I've been good all week, going to bed early is helping to stop snacking smile 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.

DigWeedSow Sat 26-Jan-13 14:41:51

Afternoon all,

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 sad

Not a lot to report here, a quiet weekend at home so trying to be good with not too much wine 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 envy at the wedding and hotels)

BoffinMum Sat 26-Jan-13 15:00:22

That is brilliant, Shy.

Shybairns Sat 26-Jan-13 17:46:24

Thanks Boffin.

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.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sat 26-Jan-13 20:02:29

Just cracked and eaten cheese and wine.


BoffinMum Sun 27-Jan-13 17:07:48

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. shock In my defence I was bloody starving.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 27-Jan-13 18:26:37

I may be needing more wine this evening.

TaggieCampbellBlack Mon 28-Jan-13 14:05:53

I have just eaten....

Half a tub of twiglets
1 fruited teacake
A whole mini pannetone

Hormonal cravings out of control.

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Mon 28-Jan-13 14:18:28

I'm scoffing my own body weight in all the food I've been avoiding over the past few weeks sad 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!!!!

BoffinMum Mon 28-Jan-13 14:43:26

Stay strong, people. We are lapsing but we can RESIST! Let 'towards full gorgeousness' be our motto.

Shybairns Mon 28-Jan-13 16:29:03

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.

Hmmph confused

I know this and yet I am really craving a thoughtless blow out.

Lost a pound and a half his week. Ploughing on

FiveGoMadInDorset Mon 28-Jan-13 17:29:21

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.

Guitargirl Tue 29-Jan-13 06:51:20

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!

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 29-Jan-13 06:51:31

Just half a pound this week which is OK.

TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 29-Jan-13 07:27:49


Despite my little lapse this morning I am down 2lb.


1st 1lb



TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 29-Jan-13 07:29:11

And well done GuitarGirl and FiveGoMad!

I think I'll make a cauldron of soup today.

DigWeedSow Tue 29-Jan-13 09:10:06

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!

OneSliceOfSwissCheese Tue 29-Jan-13 11:06:27

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.

PuggyMum Tue 29-Jan-13 18:15:14

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.

Shybairns Wed 30-Jan-13 13:21:50

Went out for dinner last night. Starter, main and a slice of chocolate cake. Not to mention 4 shock 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.

FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 30-Jan-13 17:48:51

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.

FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 30-Jan-13 17:50:31

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.

DigWeedSow Wed 30-Jan-13 18:47:03

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 grin 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.

13stone 2lbs smile
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.

FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 30-Jan-13 20:23:04

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.

BoffinMum Thu 31-Jan-13 08:55:24

I am a bit disappointed. Back up to 14 st 4 despite doing 30-60 mi