OI CHIEFS! OVER HERE!

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buzzybuzzybeeshoes Sun 20-Jan-13 14:41:16

Can't link to this from old thread but thought I'd start a new one as the old one was getting full and kept crashing my kindle.

DoubleMum Sun 20-Jan-13 14:57:50

Have put a link on the old thread.
VERY full after a nice roast dinner but I swear I ate a lot less than usual. Almost feel like I've had a hypno band...

namechanger11111 Sun 20-Jan-13 15:09:33

I've just eaten 6 cow biscuits and now i feel uncomfortably full and a bit sick.

karatekimmi Sun 20-Jan-13 15:24:07

Hi chiefs! How are you all holding up in the snow?

Tabbykat Sun 20-Jan-13 15:46:12

Went swimming this morning with dd2 but then out for lunch - and had a glass of wine, not good. And some chips - v bad. Just about to log it but think i might have to be on starvation rations for then next few days to bring myself into line. So hard with all this snow, though.

Herecomesbod Sun 20-Jan-13 15:50:21

Alright Chiefs! Feeling ok after a couple of weeks on WW/MFP and due to weigh tomorrow so will see if there's a positive result. But have now caught DD's cold and all I want to do is curl up on the sofa with dark chocolate hob nobs.

But I am resisting (with difficulty). Have just made next week's veg soup ready to portion up and had an Options hot choc to stave off the chocolatey cravings.

DH is doing MFP too after some persuasion so at least he doesn't keep trying to tempt me with stuff.

I know I should do some exercise today but just can't face it. Kick my lardy butt please!

DoubleMum Sun 20-Jan-13 16:08:57

<Presumes cow biscuits bear no relation to dog biscuits>

nilbyname Sun 20-Jan-13 16:11:28

We went sledging today, but then to a kids party and I had 5 of those pineapple cheese sticks. I love them! And a handful of crisps...maybe afew handfuls!

I have also go friends coming over so have a roast in the oven, but no potatoes and no gravy I think might be ok?

Just checking in. Don't have much time to post but I am keeping up.

namechanger11111 Sun 20-Jan-13 17:13:37

Cow biscuits are in fact malted milk's, after only ever calling them cow biscuits i had to really think hard to remember their proper name to log it.

GeekLove Sun 20-Jan-13 17:19:38

Ok took the boys out in the snow. Pushchair isnt an option here so one was on the sledge. Just went to a cafe and back but with two little ones in an expidition!
I am back on the shred wagon -did a BFBM this morning.Looking forward to some duck and wine.

GeekLove Sun 20-Jan-13 17:20:46

And apparently even with the croissant addition too. I'm 2lb down!

DoubleMum Sun 20-Jan-13 17:31:48

Well done Geek!

RavenVonChaos Sun 20-Jan-13 17:48:43

Made hummingbird chocolate cupcakes yesterday - under pressure from the kids. Had one and gonna have another tonight for my evening treat. So have been good so far today and have been sledging. DP has made hairy dieters chicken casserole......grin

Looking forward to a week of willpower and abdominal crunches.

Well done Geek - that's brilliant.

Name they're cow biscuits in our house too.

I'm from Lancashire and I love a good pie. I've got major Pie Envy Buzzy. I tried to cook mince pies for Christmas and I forgot to take them out of the oven because I was MNing so I am craving mince pies in a way that makes my mouth drool just thinking about it.

Boys also exercised in snow - we walked for hours, had a snowball fight I managed to make one cry and get snow in another's eyes, oh I should remember they aren't quite my size yet and DH and I took turns to piggy back the 3YO up the hill because we can't use the buggy - unfortunately DH broke the sledge in an over enthusiastic attempt to show off to the kids. Calories burnt all over the place. Yippee.

I really, really want the schools to be open tomorrow. Having 4DS stuck in the house on a cold winter's day is enough to test the small reserves of patience left from the lack of cake.

Now we're on my favourite subject - what are hummingbird chocolate cupcakes Raven?

WiseKneeHair Sun 20-Jan-13 18:14:22

Evening all.
Marking place in new thread, will be back later.

DoubleMum Sun 20-Jan-13 18:23:44

I made hummingbird choc cupcakes (hummingbird bakery recipe Tea) last week for DH's work. Amazingly I have resisted, and after having friends round on Friday they are all gone now. What I have found hard resisting today is the remains of DD's chorizo and cheese quesadilla. DH polished it off instead.

RandallPinkFloyd Sun 20-Jan-13 18:43:19

Marking place on shiny new thread.

Saw friends again this weekend but didn't go quite as off the rails as last time. Managed to stay within my calories for the day even after squeezing in a couple of salty snacks, really chuffed.

Hello chiefs!
It's not been the best weekend, had a few drinks, which I hadn't planned. We also went to a 4yo birthday party yesterday which was fully catered for the parents too. All homecooked Indian-Malaysian food.
Anyway, I'm almost glad to be back at work tomorrow as I can plan my food much better. I might have to miss the shred for a few days though as my ankle is very sore, I don't want to though.

dinkydoos Sun 20-Jan-13 20:10:45

Evening all. Not great here either, had lunch at friends, decided we would walk round there in the snow, to burn a few cals. Backfired spectacularly as ended up drinking lots of wine with lunch...
Oh. And then succumbing to plum crumble and cream.
I'll get my coat

buzzybuzzybeeshoes Sun 20-Jan-13 20:13:13

School's closed tomorrow so I'll have DD1 as well as DD2 home, plus at least one of DD1' s school friends. Could go either way - healthy day full of sledging or they'll drive me to gin and chocolate by 11am.

I am loling at Pie Envy. I think this is what DH gets just before he gears himself up for his mammoth pastry-making seshes. I'm not even that fussed about the sodding stuff so it was wounding to drop all those cals yesterday!

HeyHeySaturday Sun 20-Jan-13 20:19:40

Pies!?!?

<goes mad with desire for a cheesy pie or an apple pie or any pie at all really>

karatekimmi Sun 20-Jan-13 20:50:27

Before you go dinky can you describe the plum crumble -channel nigella- in lots of detail please?

Lizzylou Sun 20-Jan-13 20:53:55

Lula, that children's party sounds V good, well the adults food anyway. Bit better than plastic nuggets and floppy chips.

Where in Lancs are you from Tea? I'm in Rossendale Valley, surprisingly not too snowy, which is a first. Am a native Midlander though.

We had this gorgeous meal for dinner. Was wolfed down and was so tasty. V low in calories, had it with bulgar wheat which was also a resounding success.

Must say am rather enjoying hunting down healthy, low calorie recipes to cook at weekends. Cooked with DS1 today, he loved making the meatballs. Had to mash up the olives though so both boys would eat em, neither do olives!?

DoubleMum Sun 20-Jan-13 21:14:39

Have just had a tbsp of peanut butter mashed into frozen banana and not only was it delicious it was very filling. Probably wasn't a good idea on top of a piece of cake though, which I wasn't meant to eat but I got some out of the freezer to put in DH's packed lunch tomorrow and somehow felt compelled to slice a piece off. [embarrassed]

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Sun 20-Jan-13 21:29:38

I was doing really well today until DH fucked up there was an unexpected delay in eating the evening meal so I ate some biscuits.
The trouble is, if I don't eat I get migraines so it was the lesser of two evils.

Still, I shall log them on MFP and be back on track tomorrow.

DoubleMum Sun 20-Jan-13 21:30:40

That's the spirit.

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Sun 20-Jan-13 21:31:50

Ooooh, I've just added the biscuits and I'm under my calorie goal - the day isn't a great example of a balanced dit but it isn't an unmitigated disaster

Notfootball Sun 20-Jan-13 21:33:05

Hola chiefs! Back in the saddle after falling off spectacularly yesterday. Even had cake and ice cream for pudding and stayed under, phew. Have been dragging DCs around on sledges like a husky, hoping that is burning up the calories. Wish the snow would clear off, being stuck indoors is leading me to bored snooping for snacks.

WiseKneeHair Sun 20-Jan-13 22:01:22

Caught up on the thread now.
Weekends are a bitch, aren't they? Throw our routines out and parade all these temptations in front of us.
We should be glad it's Monday tomorrow. grin
Need to order my Internet shop tomorrow for delivery on Tuesday.
Additions this week are:
Quinoa
Bulgar wheat
Quavers
Curly wurly's

Anything else I should add that is yummy and low calorie?

buzzybuzzybeeshoes Sun 20-Jan-13 22:17:18

I'm over but only a little. Don' t feel too bad about it as mfp told me I' d be lots thinner if I kept it up for 5 weeks! Culprit was a cupcake at a birthday party - my 2 don't like the icing pair of weirdos so I fell on it like a fox on a dropped kebab ate it to demonstrate that some unfamiliar things can be delicious IT WAS MY PARENTING DUTY, OK?

DeafLeopard Sun 20-Jan-13 22:23:52

I was AWOL for the last week on the other thread as I was mainlining crap so didn't want to be on the thread when I knew I was only cheating myself and didn't want to derail anyone elses effort.

So this week I am choosing my hard, back to logging on MFP, and eating sensibly.

buzzybuzzybeeshoes Sun 20-Jan-13 22:35:24

wisekneehair I got some Ryvita Sunbites, chilli flavour. Lush and 120something cals a bag. Recommend those.

PinkyCheesy Sun 20-Jan-13 22:35:30

evening all smile
Got home this evening after a brilliant weekend in Paris with DS1. Sorry about my drunk ramblings last night! after going to bed at 4.30am, I was up at 8.30 and we went out to do a lightning tour of the sights in 2 hours before the train home! No time to eat! And no hangover thanks to it being lovely pure (neat) bison grass vodka.

Looking forward to weigh-in tomorrow grin You're all doing really well! Love reading the diaries on MFP and seeing the different exercises you do. WHAT is an elliptical trainer??!

RavenVonChaos Sun 20-Jan-13 22:41:06

Blimey are Curly Wurly's low cal?

dinkydoos Sun 20-Jan-13 22:52:13

karatekimmi
Meltingly soft unctuous plums, gently kissed by Madagascan vanilla. Lovingly covered with fabulously buttery, granola esque crumble. Heaven on a spoon, coated in thick double cream.

Does that work for you?
Yours, nigelladinky

RandallPinkFloyd Sun 20-Jan-13 22:57:12

It's a cross-trainer pinky.

dinky, that was obscene grin

DoubleMum Mon 21-Jan-13 07:10:33

Ooh Nigelladinky, I think I'm having palpitations...

Tabbykat Mon 21-Jan-13 07:33:03

That sounds yum! Have just weighted, and have lost 6 pounds! Admittedly it's over a couple of weeks but still v chuffed.

Lapsed dreadfully over the weekend so think next week's weigh-in won't be very good as the wine and chips will have found their way on, but will worry about that next Monday...

I find it much easier to stick to during the week, although all this snow isn't helping. DDs school still not confirmed if they are open or not, so may have them under my feet too, which will almost certainly send me to the biscuits.....

Hope everyone ready for another week of choosing our hard xx

DoubleMum Mon 21-Jan-13 07:44:54

Well done Tabby that's great!

juneybean Mon 21-Jan-13 07:46:44

Well done Tabby!

For shopping list, someone mentioned babybel light (40cals) and I recommend meringue nest (approx. 50cals)

Morning Chiefs.

Tabby - that's wonderful.

Oh Dinky. That sounds heavenly filthy. Mmmmmmm.

Lizzy Rossendale is really lovely. I studied mills for a couple of years (WTF) and i'm sure I did a field trip there. I am from the not so pictureque Wazza, and I'm so old that it was a Lancashire town when I was born! Now residing in Somerset. I've now got Pie Envy and Industrial Revolution Envy.

Today I will be good until I go out with pals for tea

laurenamium Mon 21-Jan-13 08:39:17

Morning! Just place marking, I've started losing again so this weigh in I should be able to say a loss hopefully!

Had a bit of a drama last night. My Xbox has stopped working and my DVD player remote has vanished so my attempts to do shred have been thwarted. I'm going to play it through my laptop though [determined]

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 21-Jan-13 09:01:30

Well done tabby, that's fab!

DoubleMum Mon 21-Jan-13 09:06:47

Well the trip to school was unsuccessful due to sliding around all over the roads, so have given up and have 2 permanently hungry children with me all day (and probably all week at this rate!). Will probably do some cooking with them to pass the time - what healthy things could I make?

karatekimmi Mon 21-Jan-13 10:03:12

It might have been obscene but I enjoyed it <starts hunting for healthy crumble recipes>

I am loving the links to good food recipes, lots of inspiration to keep me on track! I have bought bulgar wheat and cous cous to try to cook for the first time!

WiseKneeHair Mon 21-Jan-13 10:07:22

Excellent loss Tabby well done.
Raven Curly Wurlys are 115 calories. If you put them in the freezer, they can take a while to eat, so good for a chocolate treat.
Don't, however, buy a five pack and eat them all at once. Not that I would ever do that, oh no. <<whistles innocently>>

Double just make something they love so much that they will eat it all, leaving none for you.

GeekLove Mon 21-Jan-13 10:43:17

The. Old weather certainly makes me feel hungry. I swear pulling DCs on sledges to get from a to b uses up the calories especially uphill.
Aim not to used that as an excuse to binge but has a giant bowl of porridge this morning.

DoubleMum Mon 21-Jan-13 10:47:44

Hmm they love cheese scones, might make those as I can take them or leave them (but obviously usually take them!).

ChasingDogs Mon 21-Jan-13 13:15:50

Well done Tabby! And everyone else smile

I desperately want to eat left over pizza. The thought of it being wasted is terrible. Maybe I could eat it, but log it as a full serving as punishment? I can't even attempt to shuffle run it off as the snow is too deep now.

Oh god, I'm going to have to take the wrapping off the Shred DVD aren't I? sad

gobbymare Mon 21-Jan-13 13:23:01

Hey hey ladies, 2lbs off today grin 5lbs so far in 2 weeks and nearly 3 stone since this time last year !!

Love catching up on other peoples updates on MFP & MN well done to all the losers & for those that have not here is to a new week and a loss.

Well done tabby thats amazing !

SW chicken curry for our tea mm mm... meringue nests with banana & fat free yoghurt for afters drooooooooools...

DoubleMum Mon 21-Jan-13 13:37:36

Well done gobby

RavenVonChaos Mon 21-Jan-13 14:00:10

So excited about curly wurlys now.

DP fell over on the ice this morning and has hurt his neck. hmm Now debating a trip to hospital confused

HeyHeySaturday Mon 21-Jan-13 14:31:07

I went out for lunch and totally scoffed. I did resist dessert though which is good. I had to estimate cals so will need to be super good for the rest of the day. This feels like a hard day even though I ate a lovely lunch confused

HeyHeySaturday Mon 21-Jan-13 14:32:14

And really well done tabby and gobby !

WiseKneeHair Mon 21-Jan-13 15:28:50

Just eaten a Ferrero Roche and wishing I hadn't. It was 60 calories and I have plenty of calories left (193 even with dinner logged in), so that's not the issue. It was ok, but just seemed like a waste. Think I'm going to have to get some Green and Blacks dark chocolate in, so I can have a proper treat instead. as well as the Curly Wurlys

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 21-Jan-13 15:34:09

Well done gobby!

Lizzylou Mon 21-Jan-13 15:59:54

Great news for us tall ones

No gym tonight due to snow so will be dragging out the Jillian Michaels DVDs this evening.

<sobs at being short>

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 21-Jan-13 16:13:56

That's fricking ossom, one more pound off and I'm officially overweight grin

GeekLove Mon 21-Jan-13 16:22:06

Think I have the beginnings of a chest infection but feel borderline. Hope to squeeze out a Jillian but this depends on how I feel after work. Bake chicken wings in coca cola gravy with veggies tonight though!

Lizzylou Mon 21-Jan-13 16:42:13

Sorry Tea!
About living in the Lancashire mill hotspot and being tall wink

BsshBossh Mon 21-Jan-13 16:43:58

Delurking to join you all as this is a fun thread! I lost 30lbs last year on Paul McKenna and logging calories in MFP but still have a stone - perhaps more - to lose. I'm on quite high calories in MFP (1800) as I love my food too much and will fall off the wagon if I eat too little (for me). I lost weight on 1800 cals last year so will stick to that for now. I exercise (cardio and weights) 4 or 5 times a week but don't eat back my exercise cals.

I completely over-eat the past week or so as DH was off work and we ate out a lot. But he's back today so I'm getting myself back on track!

Tabbykat Mon 21-Jan-13 16:45:43

Thanks for the kind words chiefs! Hope everyone managing to stay away from the crumble and custard in this horrible snow? Grapes and melons just aren't the same, somehow. Still, trudging up and down the hill to the flat road where I have to leave my car must be doing me some good.

Have lots of work today and am struggling not to reach for the chocolate along with my coffee. Should really being just focusing on writing instead of MNing but so not in the mood. Deadlines, deadlines - argh!

DoubleMum Mon 21-Jan-13 16:54:01

Honestly, are there ANY good points to being short?! I do hope by breeding with a 6 footer I have at least obtained some height for my children!
A rather boring day for the DCs who predictably enough have wanted to snack their way through it. I have managed to refrain.
Leftover chicken stew for me tonight I think.

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 21-Jan-13 17:13:45

Yep, you can hide in really small places grin

DoubleMum Mon 21-Jan-13 17:57:16

Well I might be able to after I've lost all this weight at least ...

Notfootball Mon 21-Jan-13 17:57:41

Hey, if you're short with small feet you can buy children's shoes, bargainous! Going to try to squeeze my size sevens into children's Converse tomorrow.

BsshBossh Mon 21-Jan-13 18:21:11

I'm Bssh on MFP, if anyone wants to add me. I'll go through thread/s now to add you.

Lizzylou Mon 21-Jan-13 18:28:56

Tabby, that is us too. We live in a valley so have v steep climb to main road and a hairy old slipslide down again! I am trying to think of calorie burn.
Hi bssh, are you still going to do Paul McKenna?? Intrigued.

Lizzylou Mon 21-Jan-13 18:30:39

Oh and double, I have spent my entire adulthood wanting to be petite and non rugby player esque. I am rather sturdy of build.

laurenamium Mon 21-Jan-13 19:02:22

I'm really under on my calories today. Do I need to go force cereal or something down to make my numbers up or can I just leave it? I'm not very hungry!

My heights the only one that didn't change angry

DoubleMum Mon 21-Jan-13 19:45:16

Well I'm like a very short rugby player Lizzy
Lauren if you actually don't want to eat more then I wouldn't today.

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 21-Jan-13 20:31:22

Right, I've heard talk of weight fluctuating during your cycle. What does that mean and when does it happen?

I came on last Thursday, the day after weighing myself and discovering my triumphant weight loss. This week I feel crap.

My diet hasn't exactly been the best but I've kept inside my goal every single day. I feel all bloated and horrible though.

Honestly I feel like everything I lost last week has gone straight back on. so I'm thinking maybe it has and last week was one of them there hormonal thingamajigs.

Pissed off though.

Well it's official - small people can't hide in small places. I was asked to hide in the box that our new scales came in and DS4 assured me, as only a 3YO can, that he can see my bottom. And I don't want children's shoes - I love heels. I just want to be tall and thin

And whilst I'm on the subject of those new fecking scales. They are shite. I've gone up multiples of pounds <sobs> but channelling my inner Mo. I will weigh again in the morning before I make it official. Fool for getting all excited and trying straight after tea

I'm a short stocky rugby player too - except I'm actually a hockey player and my thighs are something to behold. I could crack nuts with them.

Grumps off.

DoubleMum Mon 21-Jan-13 21:32:51

Oh dear two grumpy chiefs. (chieves?)
Randall it might be one of those things where you need to wait out a couple of cycles to see a pattern.
Tea the scales are obviously wrong. Send them back. Oh you can't you stuck your bottom in the box. Oops.
I am weighing tomorrow so I expect I shall be grumpy, although I couldn't possibly be as grumpy as DH tonight. He is Mr Grumpy of Grumpsville.

RavenVonChaos Mon 21-Jan-13 21:42:09

Hey Ladies, keep up the good work.

I had a trinidad chicken stew for dinner which involved lots of caramelised brown sugar. Have no idea if that was bad or not, even tho' it was already logged on MFP - not sure I can trust it.

Randall I am due on next week and I can already feel the urge to binge creeping up on me. Not sure how I am going to cope as I usually load up on bread like a nutter. shock

WiseKneeHair Mon 21-Jan-13 22:00:28

I refuse to engage with the new BMI thingy. I am officially overweight, not obese this week with the old formula. I am NOT going to go back to being obese because of that fucking, bastard formula.
I am 5'2 and a half inches tall and not shaped like a rugby player, more like an apple. sad
Randall sorry you feel crap and bloated. This seems to affect me more when I am losing weight too. Hopefully, you will find when it's over the weight will drop off again, at least that's what always happened to me after bloating up for the week.

BsshBossh Mon 21-Jan-13 23:03:50

Hi Lizzylou, will continue to use McKenna's basic principles ie eat when hungry, stop when satisfied, eat what you want, eat slowly but I never bothered with his hypnosis CD - the basic common sense rules were enough. Though interestingly I am listening now to the virtual gastric band hypnosis app each night and think it's having an effect but then again it may just be helping me relax into sleep better...

BsshBossh Mon 21-Jan-13 23:12:06

Evening all. Could you come befriend me on MFP (thanks those of you who already have)? I'm Bssh on there and am feeling lonely ;-)

laurenamium Mon 21-Jan-13 23:13:52

randall I always gain a pound or 2 of water weight in the week before I'm due. Then I have a biggish loss the week of my actual period, then a week or 2 of normal loss then it starts again. But I assume everyone is different!

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 21-Jan-13 23:56:03

Lauren that's kind of how I presumed it would go, pre-period bloat! That's why I was so chuffed last week. I thought, bugger me, if I can lose weight this week then I'm doing alright.

But I have the opposite, post-period bloat. I'm a sodding freak sad

DoubleMum Tue 22-Jan-13 07:11:10

Hope you're feeling less bloaty this morning Randall.
Bssh I have sent a friend request.
Am not grumpy this morning because I can report a 4.8 lb loss! Yay!

Tabbykat Tue 22-Jan-13 07:21:30

Doublemum - well done!

Randall - i felt bloated all weekend but has settled down - think it might be the shock to my system of cutting out loads of crap? Stick with it, as you've done so well. Even if you go up a bit when you're on, I'm sure than long term you will be coming down as you've made changes to your whole diet and lifestyle.

BsshBossh Tue 22-Jan-13 08:15:12

Great news Doublemum! Randall I get the bloating (and gas) too now that I'm losing weight and it's not necessarily related to time of month for me. I think it's my body and digestion going through a big adjustment period - I mean a year and a half ago my body was carrying 3 extra stones and it's still carrying an extra stone (perhaps more)...

DoubleMum Tue 22-Jan-13 08:58:59

That makes sense Bssh.

WiseKneeHair Tue 22-Jan-13 09:28:56

Bssh I've sent you a friend request.
My boobs are bigger when I measured them today, which is usual for me at the totm, so our bodies are going to fluctuate with hormones, but if we carry on eating healthily, the general trend will be down.
I lost 1.6lbs today, so very pleased as I've almost lost half a stone in 3 weeks.
Double that's a stupendous loss, well done. Obviously baking but not eating it worked yesterday.

Lizzylou Tue 22-Jan-13 09:38:01

Well done losers!
I have been awake since 2.30am for some reason hmm. Got up and watched TV as was sick of lying in bed next to sleeping DH. Then went back to bed at 5am hoping to sleep for last hour before alarm, no.
So am knackered and looking very haggard.

Must make sure I don't eat myself senseless to feel better.

Randall, I always weigh more pre-period, then hold onto the weight for a week or so. Then normally an extra gain. It'll all work itself out, no fear.

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 22-Jan-13 09:53:32

Thank you, I shall quit being such a negative Nancy!

Bloody well done double and wise.

HeyHeySaturday Tue 22-Jan-13 09:59:56

Me too LizzyLou I was up with dd pretty much all night. I think I got about 90 mins sleep in total. To add to it DH (having been away all weekend in a work jolly) is 'sick'. I am so tempted to scoff to feel better.

DoubleMum Tue 22-Jan-13 10:06:05

Well done wise.
Sorry for all you non-sleepers. Lack of sleep is so hard. DD never slept through the night until after the age of 2 1/2 and I remember it all too well.
Managed to get the children to school today, so am getting some work done and will tidy up a bit. No cake baking today.

Double that is truly brilliant. Wise an amazing downward trend.

Lizzy sad I'm feeling your pain - the 3YO has a stinking cold and for some reason could only sleep whilst clutching me last night. Hope a cup of coffee does the job for you. Normally I'd be perky with my caffeine intake at this point in the day but it feels like someone has pritt sticker my eyes and wrapped my brain in cotton wool. Hope you manage the day ok.

Randall I do the same as Lizzy I retain water the five days before my period, or now I'm minera lady, when it would be. It then goes over 5 days. Tis vairy depressing because I only feel good for half the month. You can still loose weight though it's more of a staggered loss though. I did find that water and lots of green veg did after a few months reduce bloating last time.

The new bastard scales, on a morning weight, show me the same as last week which was a shame as I was on for a 2lb loss, but at least isn't showing me at my starting weight as it was last night <weeps that all that moving has made feck all difference>.

But <strengthens resolve> I have two days to my weekly weigh-in. It might change [deluded fool emoticon]

laurenamium Tue 22-Jan-13 10:13:46

Well done doublemum!

My bank hasn't paid me 2 direct debits that come in every week on a Monday sad so I can't food shop, which means lots of pasta/ toasties etc this week until it sorts itself out whilst we live on cupboard food! Not very helpful for my diet!

Other than that I'm losing weight smile desperate to log it on MFP but sitting on my hands til Friday! Not as good as doublemums spectacular loss though!

DoubleMum Tue 22-Jan-13 10:17:30

Tea I know it doesn't help for the purpose of recording, but you have still lost weight because the Bloody Bastard Scales would have shown you as weighing more than you thought you did before. IYSWIM.
lauren my loss is over 2 weeks, I didn't lose anything my first week so that's probably why it's a good one. Although if I could lose that every week I happily would!

BupcakesAndCunting Tue 22-Jan-13 11:12:23

Morning chiefs!

Sorry i've been AWOL for a few days. i come back and try to catch up and there's too much. TOO MUCH.

Can someone do a quick precis for me? thanks

CarriedAwayAnnie Tue 22-Jan-13 12:32:42

I've been AWOL as well.

I've logged into MFP today and I'm back on track. I shredded today.

I had poached eggs today which was yum! Used those egg poachers that were recommended on the other thread and they really work so thanks smile

I weighed on Monday, which is my weigh day, and I had put on 1lb. Which tbh after the weekend I had and the fact it's that time of the month, wasn't as bad as I was expecting.

Not going to slip up again!

CarriedAwayAnnie Tue 22-Jan-13 12:34:23

Well done everyone on their loses!

TigerFeet Tue 22-Jan-13 12:39:15

Hello Chiefs

Haven't been on MN much this past week, too busy on MFP [ha]

There have been some great losses, well done.

I'm another Lancastrian pie fan grin. I make a mean meat & potato pie. Meat & potato pie, chips & gravy (hold the veg) - I'm not usually one for chomping noises on the internet but, well, omnomnom.

I've been on a sort of detox for the first couple of weeks and lost 9 lbs - not as impressive as it sounds as I'm well into the obese category weight wise so have a lot to lose, at least 6 stone if I'm to get to what the charts tell us is an acceptable weight. I'm happy with the start though!

I've started re-introducing things now and woke up with awful stomach pains on sunday night after having cheese on sunday. I haven't had any more until today so please please can I not have stomach pains tonight as I don't want to cut cheese out of my diet. I have IBS and the griping pains on the right hand side of my lower abdomen get really quite sore at times.

Feel free to add me on MFP if you haven't already, I'm stripytigerfeet.

DoubleMum Tue 22-Jan-13 12:47:48

OK what is going on? Somebody has just posted a bite size Flake through my letterbox. No letter with it or anything. This diet lark is hard enough without being sabotaged by random strangers!

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 22-Jan-13 12:50:55

9lb! Bloody well done you!

TigerFeet Tue 22-Jan-13 12:56:00

Thanks Randall smile

DoubleMum - I ordered some stuff from New Look and they sent me a bounty bar with it shock for no reason shockshock other than because I was ordering size 20 I am clearly a chocolate lover and it was the blue milk chocolate one which is my FAVOURITE shockshockshock

I gave it to the dd's sad

DoubleMum Tue 22-Jan-13 13:02:17

Well done on that fab loss Tiger. I have put the Flake in the sweet bag for the children, I seem to be able to ignore that at the moment. What's the point of shoving something through the door without any marketing to go with it though?

GeekLove Tue 22-Jan-13 13:38:04

Hi Bssh and Tiger welcome to this thread. I'm iateallthebees on MFP.
With respect to sleeping better that will drop the weight too. I find days with crappy sleep = Snickers for me but days without no need. I do find I crave carbs and sugar more when I'm tired.

BsshBossh Tue 22-Jan-13 14:39:20

Oh my word, I've chugging away all alone on MFP for a year and suddenly I open up my diary and befriend you all and I'm hyper conscious of what I'm eating. This is a good thing because today I decided to put some effort into my lunch and made the quinoa, courgette and feta salad from the BBC website and it was amazing and really filling. I feel virtuous! Yey for friends grin. I made enough for two lunches - only 375 cals and I added pine nuts for extra crunch. I'm eyeing up a tuna and butter bean salad on that site for Thursday and Friday lunches.

TeaMakesItAllPossible I really want some new (digital) scales but am to scared in case it records a weight increase. Even though I know it might just be because it's a different scale...

Well done on the 9lb loss TigerFeet.

TheTigerDidntComeToTea Tue 22-Jan-13 16:11:51

Well done to all the losers! And hi to Bssh & Tiger.

I've been rubbish all weekend and can't seem to get into it at all, I'm wondering if its a bit of pmt as I just feel yuck? I've kept logging although I've been over a few times, but I'm hoping if I stick at it then it'll all come together at some point? Sometimes it just seems like its too big a job though?
Anyway, I think if I could get dd to sleep in her own bed & I actually get some sleep then everything will be better. But I've been saying that for over 2 years - lol!
I'll go to the gym after work & work out my frustration there!
Happy Tuesday everyone x

spamm Tue 22-Jan-13 16:28:48

Hello - I'm back, and I found you. Thanks for the link on the other thread! We went to North Carolina for a Taekwondo tournament DS was competing in over the long weekend, and my iphone died on Friday, so I could not post on MFP or on here, or anything!

Tried to stay healthy - but was very hard, as the food available at the tournament was CRAP! So no weight loss at all, but managed to stay on track. I am not going back and filling MFP, so I am just getting back into things today. I just need a new phone, so I can continue updating MFP - 'tis a company phone, so somebody is supposed to be on the case replacing it!

I sat down last night and did a meal plan and shopping list - which should help. So tonight is Chickpea Curry and basmati rice, with vegetable. Yummy!

Well done to all the losers - some fantastic work here! I am going back to read through how everybody is doing.

I have a final interview for a new job this afternoon, so keep your fingers crossed. I am still not sure I want it....I have some big questions for the boss today.

DoubleMum Tue 22-Jan-13 16:37:57

That feta and courgette salad sounds lovely Bssh, I've just added courgette to my delivery tomorrow. I have goats cheese in the fridge too, so I'm going to make a hot salad with sweet potatoes, courgettes and peppers as well, with some goats cheese melting on top.

DoubleMum Tue 22-Jan-13 16:39:22

Good luck with the interview Spamm, and well done for eating as sensibly as possible over the weekend.

sassytheFIRST Tue 22-Jan-13 18:59:51

Had a crappy couple of days. Need to get back in the zone as I risk undoing it all. Grr.

DoubleMum Tue 22-Jan-13 19:10:10

Sassy, choose your hard!

BsshBossh Tue 22-Jan-13 19:51:07

TheTigerDidntComeToTea, sassy - keep at it. I've had loads of bad days since I started MFP. Some days I went up to 3000 calories (even recently!) through greed or tiredness or emotions or time of month but I've still lost 30lbs. The key is the keep chugging on and hope that lean (low cal) days will eventually follow fat (hi cal) days so it all balances out.

DoubleMum Tue 22-Jan-13 19:53:55

30 lbs is great Bssh!

Pinot Tue 22-Jan-13 19:56:10

alreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet chiefs

laurenamium Tue 22-Jan-13 20:04:22

Another good day today poverty diet according to the bank the backlog of direct payments will be cleared by tonight so I will get paid. I will have the healthy food only mantra when I do the big shop though grin

DoubleMum Tue 22-Jan-13 20:08:51

I've just done a big shop online and it appeared to be mostly vegetables and fat free yoghurt!

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 22-Jan-13 20:27:16

Blimey Bssh 30lb shock

Teach us oh wise one!

BsshBossh Tue 22-Jan-13 20:34:45

30lbs sounds a lot but I started at 15 stones so it always comes off quickly to begin with (for me at least). No idea how it works - I've kept my calories high (1800) throughout after putting in all my details in this site so I'm not hungry and my metabolism remains good. High calories (but below my TDEE) means slower weight loss but it also means I stick to the diet. I now exercise four times a week (45 mins cardio) but lost most of the 30lbs before I started exercising... It works for me so these are not really my "words of wisdom"...

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 22-Jan-13 20:42:33

That's pretty much what I'm starting from too!

So how long did it take to lose the 30lb?

(Feel free to tell me to stop being so nosey)

nilbyname Tue 22-Jan-13 20:46:21

I just did level one of the shred with DH. Jesus.
my thighs!!!! yeeeeouch!

DoubleMum Tue 22-Jan-13 20:49:46

Nilby I thought your DH was called Jesus then. I ordered the 10 minute toner DVD but ahem <I might have forgotten to take it out of the wrapping>.

BsshBossh Tue 22-Jan-13 20:54:23

Randall, I started June 2012. Forgot to add in my post that I don't eat back my exercise cals as the 1800 incorporates it.

BupcakesAndCunting Tue 22-Jan-13 21:17:25

Fuck my old boots Bsssh that's amazing shock Well done! I accepted your request on MFP and I will be following you with interest!

That sounds creepier than it was supposed to.

Chiefs, do you log every cup of tea you have? I don't. I have about 4 cups a day and think that I probably burn off those meagre calories just going for a strenuous plop.

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 22-Jan-13 21:27:44

So if I stalk follow what you do I can be de-chunked by the summer?
That's properly made me smile!

BsshBossh Tue 22-Jan-13 21:29:30

Thanks Bupcakes. I need lots of eyes on my diary to keep me on the straight and narrow cause if you scroll back through my diaries recently you'll see a fair few 3000 calorie days filled with cake and sweets. There's only so many days I can blame the snow blush. I definitely need to be shamed into eating within my allotted calories. You lot are terrific (and this is the funniest group of threads I've read in yonks!).

BsshBossh Tue 22-Jan-13 21:31:03

Bupcakes I only log tea and coffee if I've added milk to them. I count black or herbal tea as water.

DoubleMum Tue 22-Jan-13 21:32:03

Bups I do log every cup of tea, cos I'm quite new to this at the moment and I drink a lot of tea. But I could just allocate 100 calories a day to the milk maybe and not log it.

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 22-Jan-13 21:35:40

How many calories can there be in tea? I don't drink the stuff (tastes like hot medicine if you ask me) but surely MFP isn't mean enough to stop you drinking tea.

I'm starting to dislike MFP though, I think it's mean for the sake of it sometimes. I mean ffs 30g of Brie? 30g? Is that supposed to be a treat? It just about stretched to 4 measly crackers and immediately made my fat numbers red. <bitter>

hugoagogo Tue 22-Jan-13 21:35:49

I have fallen off the wagon and had cake. blush

DoubleMum Tue 22-Jan-13 21:50:23

Well with semi skimmed milk there is about 14 calories in my tea. But I probably drink 6 cups a day.
Hugo what kind of cake?!

DoubleMum Tue 22-Jan-13 21:52:43

Randall a year ago I was having giant wheels of brie delivered to my house every week with our sandwich business. <sigh> Brie and bacon baguettes are the best. But I dread to think how many calories were in them.

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 22-Jan-13 21:55:12

Brie and hot bacon in a still warm baguette. <drool>

nilbyname Tue 22-Jan-13 22:01:27

No my dh is not called Jesus! That totes made me lolz.

spamm good luck for your interview!

Mochas are my Achilles heel in this weather but skim milk and no sugar so that's all good surely?

PinkyCheesy Tue 22-Jan-13 22:16:43

Blimey Bshh you have an interesting diet!! love the 3000cal days, they really give me hope wink
Sorry for being nosey but whats the 105 cals you add in most breakfasts? wondering if that's the secret to her success

Cake. Brie Wheels. Brie and Bacon warm baguettes. Mmmmmm. I want all those things.

Keep talking dirty at me Chiefs.

Been thinking this afternoon about the flake and bounty ambushes that been experienced. I've worked it out. MPF sells their losers' contact details to a confectionary funded secret society. It's just like that sect in the DiVinci Code - it involves the city, banks, the pope and those soldiers with bells on their feet. Hoping to log a loss this week so I get something. Might make my status "make mine a double decker chief hunters"

I log my Yorkshire tea religiously each morning sorry fellow Lancastrian pie lovers but the tea from Yorksire is a-maze-in

hugoagogo Tue 22-Jan-13 22:47:45

Strawberry and white chocolate cake from asda-it wasn't even very nice.sad

I will start afresh tomorrow.

You lot are being so good, the snow and trying to write an essay is tipping me over.

BsshBossh Tue 22-Jan-13 23:00:16

Pinky the 105 cals are for a slice of bread I ate on those days but couldn't be bothered to search for the brand. Yes, I find my 3000 cal days quite the revelation and exactly why I became so overweight in the first place. This is why I need to log everything and make it public blush.

spamm Wed 23-Jan-13 02:27:05

OK - can I recommend the Chickpea and Spinach Curry? This was delicious tonight and very filling! I made some minor changes - used frozen spinach, 0% greek yogurt and more spices/hot curry paste. I loved it and DH had 2 servings, so it was obviously good.

Thanks for the good wishes - interview went well. It was more of a "getting to know you" session with the big boss of another division. I think they are going to offer me the job, and I probably will have no choice but to take it - it is going to be loads of stress and politics, but probably very rewarding. Anyway, we shall see.

I know what you mean about calories - the logging everything you eat is quite scary. I was starving before the interview today, after a weird lunch, so had a cappuccino and biscotti at Starbucks. I did not expect it to be particularly slimming, but 200 calories for the biscotti? I could have eaten 3 without blinking - which is why i am fat.... and talk of brie, cake and more brie with bacon is not helping! Mmmmmm - warm cheese...

Lizzylou Wed 23-Jan-13 07:15:35

Morning chiefs
1lb off this morning which seeing as I awoke to a swollen belly the size of Alaska I am ok with.
I don't log coffees, but I have em black anyway.
Spamm, well done on New job

DoubleMum Wed 23-Jan-13 07:37:27

Well done Lizzy!
Tea the Chief Hunters had better not attack me with mars bars that's all I can say.

BsshBossh Wed 23-Jan-13 08:28:33

Well done Lizzy.

Morning all, it's a gym day for me. I usually go at lunchtime after a morning's work but the snow has made me lazy and once I'm (working from) home I'm loathe to leave the warmth. So today I will go straight after dropping DD off at school.

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 23-Jan-13 09:18:22

Well done lizzy, a loss is a loss!

noddyholder Wed 23-Jan-13 09:45:23

Well done all I have lost 1 more lb so my initial 6lbs was a freak accident! Am going to make the curry today spamm sounds delish. So 7lbs since NYE v happy with that could do with losing another 5.

Tabbykat Wed 23-Jan-13 09:53:07

Bored of this snow now! Makes me want to eat crap and my thighs are aching from trudging up and down the hill over the ice - it'd better be doing me some good. Am planning to have nice warming chilli for tea so might try and go for a swim this afternoon to offset it - if I can face getting undressed in the cold!

DoubleMum Wed 23-Jan-13 09:56:35

Well done Noddy!

dinkydoos Wed 23-Jan-13 10:00:29

Morning all.
Still not weighed after 9 days cos I feel like it won't be great, you just know sometimes don't you?
Will do it tomorrow regardless...
1200 calories is sod all I have realised, ESP if I indulge my wine habit... Reminds me of little Britain where the leader of the slimming group used to always say answer 'dust' when asked by members what they could eat.
I also know I'm not excersing enough, did shred before and it really worked but just can't be arsed actually getting changed into stuff to do it ( including boulder holder glamorous sports bra). Someone kick me!
I am so unsure who I have 'mated' with on mfp, feel free to add me on there so you can nag me ( don't look at red wine entries though) its dinkydoos1943.

Right, must do some actually work at my desk, instead of arsing around. Have a good day chiefs.

Morning.

Well done to Lizzy and Noddy

Not a freak accident Noddy - it happens in fits and starts ... after the baby I used to find some weeks I lost 4lbs and some 1lb even though I ate virtually the same.

My appetite appears to be coming back following a chest infection ... oh, oh. This could be messy!

Three of four schools are now open and as it is one of the older boys off school I shall go to gym today in between stalking agencies and companies for a job.

<channels Yozza Harris> Giz a job.

Crossing fingers for few politics and stress for spamm

<kicks dinky up the arse> wink

nilbyname Wed 23-Jan-13 10:25:13

I shredded last night and I know for the next few days my legs wil buuuuuuurn!

I weighed in today and have kept losing! I have about another 7 lbs to go but am well happy with the bit I have shifted so far!

I did have egg, toast and avocado this morning, but I needed a hot breakfast it is so snowy!

Noddy well done!

Dinky have you shredded yet? C'mon lady chops get moving!!!

noddyholder Wed 23-Jan-13 10:25:22

I have woken up with sore throat but can still eat grin

DoubleMum Wed 23-Jan-13 10:29:23

OK there are only meant to be snow FLURRIES. These don't look like flurries. This looks like proper settling snow. Bugger.

dinkydoos Wed 23-Jan-13 10:31:40

Can't shred as am at work, can't you tell?????

karatekimmi Wed 23-Jan-13 10:34:47

Morning chiefs

I don't count my non alcoholic drinks (only drink tea and squash) I figure if I plateau I will start counting them!

Im on around 1600 cals and don't panic if I get to 1800 as I have lots to lose and am still breast feeding. I use my exercise calories only if I am going way over!

My "D"H often brings big wheels of brie home from work at the restaurant and we have one in at the minute. My dinner the other day was just brie!

Off to see if mini karate has slapped cheek or whether I am a neurotic mother (disclaimer childminders assistant is pregnant Im not normally that pfb!!)

laurenamium Wed 23-Jan-13 12:26:20

grin at mating with dinky

My portion sizes have really reduced and I feel really full! This is a revelation! I've lost weight last year but I suffered and for some reason this is different. Maybe I've finally found my zone!

Herecomesbod Wed 23-Jan-13 12:32:09

Am bring proper inspired by all your losses Chiefs. Bssh that is an impressive loss by anyone's standards.

According to my bastard scales I've only lost another pound, which feels crap cos I've exercised every single day and not gone over my calorie goal on MFP. What is that about? Still, a loss is a loss, so trying not to be too down about it.

Karatekimmi cheese isn't my downfall. It's cake. Lashings of cake. I made a chocolate mousse cake just to use some eggs up and froze it in portions. The sight of it in the freezer makes me die inside. Am saving a portion for a treat (probably next year at this rate!).

Off to exercise. Yay.

BupcakesAndCunting Wed 23-Jan-13 12:59:35

Hiya chiefs!

How are we all doing on this snowy day?

Just done a quick catch-up since no-one was kaind enough to do me a precis, as I asked. hmm wink So proud of the losses <weeps into hanky>

I was most disheartened last night. I went over my calories by 206. But then I looked at my totals and saw that still I was only on 1606. Told myself to STFU.

I have got to go to McDonalds after school as I promised my friend that her boys and my boy could have tea there one night this week <classy mothers> I will sit piously with a coffee and I will nit even LOOK at the apple pies. <polishes halo>

HeyHeySaturday Wed 23-Jan-13 13:01:36

I met a friend for lunch and ordered eggs benedict WITHOUT THE HOLLANDAISE!

I deserve a bloody medal for that! Next week's loss better be good...

DoubleMum Wed 23-Jan-13 13:09:31

You are all being mightily good. I'm sure you will be rewarded.
dinky please be offended but I don't much feel like mating atm. I have a headache.
My Tesco delivery just arrived (the driver heroically struggled through the snow) and I now officially have Muller Turkish delights. I had to restrain myself from ripping open the lid as soon as he gave me the bag, but as soon as my mushroom soup is eaten I'm a-having one.

Hello chiefy-friends!
Here's a massive surprise update. Still not a single pound off. If I had someone to complain to I would be demanding a refund of all the effort Ive put in. I havent been able to Shred the last few days, due to an ankle injury, but previously had done it every day. Ive gone over a few days, but overall I'm being really good and honest. It doesnt make sense.
I'm going to keep going, but blow me down, it's disheartening.
Well done to all you massive losers.

BupcakesAndCunting Wed 23-Jan-13 13:17:57

<perks up like a meerkat>

What are Muller Turkish Delight please?

DoubleMum Wed 23-Jan-13 13:21:44

Bups it's the new limited edition flavour. I think there are some with chocolate sprinkles too. Perhaps if we all buy entire fridgefuls they will make it a permanent addition...
Lula that's really tough. Is your food diary accurate? I would try including some of the foods SW used to consider 'speed foods' - will go have a look and see if I can find a list.

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 23-Jan-13 13:22:05

Blimey, you people have will-powers of steel. Eggs benedict without the sauce, a cup of tea in McDonald's! Impressive stuff!

And don't be disheartened by small losses, a loss is a loss that's all that matters.

I'm in a massive chubby grump this week but as l have lost something I'll be happy. (That's a lie but it's how we should be thinking).

DoubleMum Wed 23-Jan-13 13:22:54

Sorry Bups I missed out a sentence, no idea why. The Turkish delight mullers are 50-odd calories and the ones with choc sprinkles are 90-odd.

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 23-Jan-13 13:24:06

That should be as LONG as I've lost something. Haven't weighed yet, I do it just before my tea.

DoubleMum Wed 23-Jan-13 13:27:17

I can't find an easy to read document, but these are all 'speed foods on SW

Alfalfa sprouts Cherries Garlic Mandarins Processed peas Swede
Apples Chicken Gherkins Mange tout Pumpkin Swordfish
Apricots Chicory Gooseberries Marrow Quinces Tamarillos
Artichokes Chillies Grapefruit Marrowfat peas Quorn Tangerines
Asparagus Chinese leaves Green beans Monkfish Radicchio Tayberries
Aubergine Cho cho Greengages Mulberries Radish Tomatoes
Babaco Clams Grenadilla Mullett Raspberries Tripe
Baby whole sweetcorn Clementines Guava Mung beans Red Kidney beans Tuna, canned
Baked beans Cluster beans Haddock Mushrooms Red snapper Turbot
Balor beans Cockles Hake Mushy peas Redcurrants Turkey
Bamboo shoots Cod Halibut Mussels Redfish Turnips
Bass Cod road Haricot beans Mustard & cress Rhubarb Veal
Bean sprouts Coley Herring roe Nectarines Runner beans Venison
Beetroot Conger eel Hoki Octopus Salsify Vine leaves
Bilberries Courgettes Honeydew melon Okra Satsumas Water chestnuts
Black gram beans Cranberries Jackfish Onions Savoy Cabbage Water melon
Blackberries Crayfish Jellied eel Orange Seakale Watercress
Blackcurrants Cucumber John Dory Oysters Seaweed Whelks
Boysenberries Curly kale Kidney Papaya Spinach White currants
Bream Cuttlefish Kiwi fruit Peppers Squash Whiting
Broad beans Dab Lentils Petit pois Shallots Winkles
Broccoli Figs Lettuce Pineapple Shark Yellow plums
Brussels sprouts Flageolet beans Limes Plaice Skate
Butter beans Flounder Ling Plums Squid
Cabbage French beans Lobster Pomelo Star fruit
Cannelloni beans Galia melon Loganberries Prawns Strawberries
Celery Garden peas Loquats Prickly pears Sugar snap peas
Extra Easy Speed Foods

Doublemum Im fastidious about logging everything, even on the days I go over. And when I DO go over, Im still usually under my TDEE, so it shouldnt be stopping me losing. I dreamt last night that I was pregnant, and the first thing I said was 'so that's why I've not lost weight'. grin
Im wondering whether to have a break in my contracpetive pill. I usually go a few months between periods, but maybe I need one? It's the only thing I can think of!

Thanks for the list!

BupcakesAndCunting Wed 23-Jan-13 13:32:44

Thanks Randall, I am going to plonk some in my online basket now smile

Oh yes speed foods, I remember those! I used to wolf punnets of strawberries...

laurenamium Wed 23-Jan-13 13:42:34

lulabell have you measured inches? Don't forget muscle weighs more than fat and if you have been doing shred it is possible you have been losing fat and gaining muscle!

Lula <hug> <manly punch on arm>

I know exactly how you feel. Three years ago I weighed about 14 stone and after eight weeks of effort - going to the gym and controlling food intake - not a single pound was lost. It was soul destroying to be honest. I was so desperate that I went and wept at the doctor who was absolutely next to useless! In the end - because we were getting married in six months - I went to a post-natal personal trainer. If you want me to have a look at your diary and see whether you were making the same mistake I was I'm happy to - just let me know your NFP tag Dude. The advice she gave and beasting she gave me worked - I was 10'7 when I got married (though last four lbs were down to norovirus two days before) grin

Last night I had a dream that my next door neighbour went to Thailand and got locked up in jail but she turned into a lizard to fight spiderman, unfortunately she didn't get back to feed the old lady across the road so she died. Do you think that the lack of cheese is causing this?

I thought boysenberries were made up by IKEA. Every day is truly a school day.

HeyHeySaturday Wed 23-Jan-13 14:40:58

lulu what a pain in the arse! But you are doing yourself good even if the bastarding scales aren't showing it.

What are speed foods? confused

Herecomesbod Wed 23-Jan-13 14:48:42

Tea your dream about your neighbour made me wee a little bit (pelvic floor still not back to normal).

Last night DH did a massive trump in his sleep and I woke up and said "What did you say?" like we'd been having a conversation. Then went straight back to sleep.

At least since starting this, I've had really good quality sleep, even if am a bit, ahem, gassy.

DoubleMum Wed 23-Jan-13 16:08:00

Tea we used to grown boysenberries in our back garden. (In Kent, not Sweden.)
Heyhey speed foods are ones which SW recommend to help speed up weight loss.
I think lack of cheese is probably responsible for most of the world's ills to be honest. Look at the problems Wallace and Gromit had when they didn't have enough cheese.
<Reporting back> the turkish delight yoghurt was lovely, but I think it probably contained some kind of satanic ingredient because I immediately wanted another one and even two hours later they are calling my name from the fridge.

Lizzylou Wed 23-Jan-13 16:42:39

grin at the mad dreams

No idea about dreams but DH did nudge me in the back and tell me to stop mooing. Apparently I do this rather regularly.
blush

Lula, I know how frsutrating it is, you are only 7/8lbs off where you want to be, is that right? It is harder the closer to goal you are so I am told.

keep on, keeping on chiefs!

Lizzylou Wed 23-Jan-13 16:59:22

Sorry for grammar and typos blush!

BsshBossh Wed 23-Jan-13 18:25:19

Some good losses on MFP diaries YEY CHIEFS!

Does anyone else here not eat dinner until their partners come home so end up eating late? How do you tide yourself over until dinner? My DH routinely returns home late (though I know it's all relative) so we don't often eat until 9-ish. This situation is made worse because he loves cooking so often wants to cook a meal from scratch himself which is so tasty that it's totally worth me waiting.

The problem is that I find myself snacking in the evening after DD is in bed and DH comes homes. I don't always make good choices (have you looked back at my diaries and seen those sweets and biscuits and chocolates?! Once I ate 60 grapes = 200 cals!).

If you're in this situation what do you eat?

nilbyname Wed 23-Jan-13 18:54:01

bssh I eat with my Dh once kids are in bed most nights. If I must snack I have

toasted food doctor seeds
some fruit
soy beans
sweet fire baby beetroom
a couple of cubes of feta and a couple of olives
handful of salted popcorn

I find I need something flavourful so salty things do it for me.

I am shredding in a minute or two...I am a bit scared!

lulu I bet you are starting to look super toned, don't get too hung up on what the scales say!

I made chorizo and butter bean soup and it is so yummy, does anyone want the recipe?

DoubleMum Wed 23-Jan-13 19:01:58

Mmm nilby I love that sweetfire beetroot. Wish it was cheaper.
(Yes please to the recipe BTW)
I often eat relatively late - used to never be before 9 but thankfully DH is not in that job anymore. I find it hard not to finish off the children's tea I must say.

nilbyname Wed 23-Jan-13 19:13:44

chorizo soup
Fry off a handful of chopped chorizo till starting to crisp.
Take out of pan and set to one side, in the oil that is left behind gently saute some finely diced onion, carrot and celery (1 of each) for about 10 minutes.
Add a tin of plum tomatoes and some stock, I used chicken. Simmer for 30 minutes at least. Add in 3 smashed up cloves of garlic.
Blitz in a blender
Add back in the cooked chorizo and a tin of drained butter beans.
Voila!

I have no idea if it is calorific....I used about 100g of chorizo and that comes out at 420 cals. But that is total. I think I will get about 6-8 servings from my batch. So that is pretty good actually!

Back to the cups of Tea for a minute.
I log half a pint of milk every day as a snack and account for my tea out of that.

BsshBossh Wed 23-Jan-13 19:40:59

Oooo great tip about salty foods nilby - tomorrow I'm going to be prepared with feta, soya beans (might add rock salt), olives and popcorn. Actually my stick thin MIL often has a similar platter in between meals if she knows her dinner will be late. Actually, I often give feta, olives etc to DD as part of her dinner (at 5pm) - don't know why I didn't think I could have the same but later on...

*DoubleMum", I found it really hard to begin with but now I always throw DD's leftovers straight into the food compost bin. Unless she's left something light - it's why you sometimes see "carrot - half - 15cals" in my food diary under snacks!

Mooing?

<thinks of nilby shredding as she types>

8 almonds and 20g of 70% chocolate are blelly good for a late night feast. As are olives. Or dare I recommend it ... sometimes a slimline G&T as they're only 60 calories.

Soya beans come in a frozen bag don't they?

I have only ever mooed when I'm being Mummy cow or when giving birth. I wonder if I make night noises. Will have to inquire from DH.

I'm still chesty - not as in norks, as in wheezy bent-over getting-on-a-bit gimmer - and I haven't been able to eat properly for a few days. I don't think this is a good thing as I've had five days in a row in starvation mode which probably means my metabolism has given up. It's weird because I can still put effort into exercising without exhausting myself. <sigh>

BsshBossh Wed 23-Jan-13 20:24:09

Well, I just had 10 olives (50 cals) which has done the trick. It's 8.30 and DH not due back until 9 and he wants to cook Thai fish cakes (from scratch). I know they will be delicious so will wait it out. But it's hard! Thank God for those olives nilby.

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Wed 23-Jan-13 20:30:10

I've had a baaaad day after being good for three weeks.
When I came home tonight I was cold, miserabe and starving and instead of waiting for tea (which was aready in the oven) I ate 5 slices of toast and butter and crisps then I ate tea and now I've eaten 4 chocolates.

And to add insult to injury when I weighed this morning (after being good all week) I'd put half a pound back on

Ahhhh, I shall have to get back on track tomorrow.

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Wed 23-Jan-13 20:34:38

Oh fuckity fuck - I've just logged it and I am 700 calories over.

Shout at me please.

BsshBossh Wed 23-Jan-13 20:39:24

Jumped, just start back up tomorrow. I've had many many days like that (but been over by a few 1000 many times!) but still lost weight. Persistence and starting over the next day are key.

DoubleMum Wed 23-Jan-13 20:40:57

<*PANTRYBOY*!!!> We need to implement emergency measures for you. You need immediately available healthy snacks to go to in such a situation so that you can forget about the toast and chocolate. So far I think we have olives, feta, almonds...and I'll add muller lights, crispbread with a cheese triangle spread on top, those Nairn biscuit/cracker thingys, or if in the need for something very sweet, a meringue nest or a curly wurly. Plus if you like jelly you could make up some sugar free jellies to have ready for snaffling in the fridge, and keep ham/cooked chicken for the same purpose.

DoubleMum Wed 23-Jan-13 20:43:17

My Paul McKenna gastric band book has arrived but I don't feel in the mood to start reading it and I somehow feel I ought to.

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Wed 23-Jan-13 20:45:00

Thank you Bssh and Double.

Right, I'm doing my Tesco order and I'm going to make sure it has lots of good things on it.
I think part of the problem tonight was there wasn't really anything that was good for me to eat so I just caved in and ate and ate and ate

I'm also a little limited in what I can eat because I have a brace but I shall put my thinking cap on and sort myself out.

Thank goodness for this thread otherwise I would have just given up

I am pissed off with myself cos I was doing well, and also I feel a bit sick now!

Lizzylou Wed 23-Jan-13 20:49:22

JUMPED!!!
5 slices of toast!? Noone needs that much bread!
Are you comfort eating? It sounds like it, did you enjoy it? Could you have stopped at 1 slice?

You need to take control.
Sorry, I sound really mean and shouty but it sounds like you ate almost on auto-pilot, without thinking.

You will lose weight if you log and exercise and stay within limits, some weeks not so much, but it will GO! You can bloody well do this!!!

And yes, I am being all stern and I moo in my sleep. Often. blush

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Wed 23-Jan-13 20:51:46

I know blush

I've been freezing cold all day and I came in and DH was eating toast and I just joined in.

Ironically I haven't eaten bread for about 4 weeks.

Lizzylou Wed 23-Jan-13 20:58:19

Onwards and downwards now Jumped, what's done is done and we all splurge.

Why have you not eaten bread for 4 weeks? I love toast, but restrict it to the weekends only. Is it better for you to have a "little of what you fancy" rather than depriving yourself and then setting yourself up for a binge do you think?

Sorry for being so shouty!!!

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Wed 23-Jan-13 21:01:21

I'm not really a bread fan (believe it or not) so I find it easiest to avoid it if I want to lose weight.
We never ever have white bread in the house but tday DH had only been able to get a white ready sliced loaf and that, toasted is my weakness.

I know it's no excuse but I'd had a particularly crap day at work so my resistance was low smile

Lizzylou Wed 23-Jan-13 21:21:14

Aaah, the lure of garage bread, nowt like it!
I am sorry Jumped (think I was channelling MO or summat)!

Tell DH not to try and scupper your hard work though!

I worked out today that I have 10 weigh ins until my big 4-0. I still need to lose another 23lbs to get to my goal. At the rate I am going, I will be lucky if it is 10lbs.
Bit gutted. I know I could do low carb or VLCD and lose 10lbs in 2 weeks but I would rather like to see in my 40th year having nailed this food lark. Slow and steady I think this time. I am sick of yo-yo ing.

DoubleMum Wed 23-Jan-13 21:35:36

Jumped I understand exactly what happened, as all too often that is me, I have to have food NOW and I could eat literally anything sweet/fatty including an entire packet of biscuits or an entire tub of Haagen Dazs. And I do eat on auto pilot. However this is why I'm fat. I must conquer it.
Lizzy you're right. 2 yrs ago I did the cheap equivalent of Lighter Life, and lost almost 2 stone, but it just went back on again.

juneybean Wed 23-Jan-13 21:41:02

A load of cadbury Heroes just fell into my mouth sad

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Wed 23-Jan-13 21:45:10

juney join me in the corner of shame - we can start again tomorrow

I've organised all tomorrow's meals and thought about sensible snacks - I have a Tesco order coming on Friday and it is stuffed full of good foods.

Morning Chiefs.

Weighed in and no weight loss this week sad. Bastard new scales also informed me what percentage I was fat shock

<channels Dory> just keep swimming, just keep swimming

Herecomesbod Thu 24-Jan-13 08:45:32

Morning Chiefs.

I know exactly what you mean about the snacking Doublemum. I get that "must have something right now" feeling too. Because I'm doing WW as well as MFP I've found it helpful to parcel up snack food in the cupboard and label it with its points value. That way if I end up snacking I know how many of each thing I can have without going over my points allowance for the day. 'Tis hard though.

Lizzy agree about the steady weight loss. I want this to be a long term solution.

Am seeing a <whispers> personal trainer later today. Actually I went to him after DD was born 3 years ago. It was all going really well then I went back to work & the effort just tailed off, then I got pregnant with DS so couldn't train as hard as I had been, so we're picking it up again now. Will let you know how it goes...

DoubleMum Thu 24-Jan-13 09:11:42

Good luck Herecomesbod
Tea even I don't like your scales.
I had a crisis moment this morning- DS discovered my stash of turkish delight Mullers. Luckily he didn't like them. wink

Lizzylou Thu 24-Jan-13 09:14:59

Pantryboy, I woke up feeling bad for being all bossy with you when you'd had a bad day, sorry! blush thanks

Hope everyone has good days.

WiseKneeHair Thu 24-Jan-13 09:30:33

Morning Chiefs.
I don't post for a day and then have to read an essay!
Well done you losers and PULL YOUR SOCKS UP YOU SLACKERS - you know who you are wink Seriously, I had a really hard day yesterday because I was busy and stressed and tired. I am an emotional eater and normally would have eaten a tonne of chocolate, but I managed to stay in control very grumpily. I was a few calories over, but am pleased today. If I had given in, I would have felt shit today.
As others have said , we are trying to change our eating habits for ever, rather than a quick fix and we will trip up on the way.
I'm going to shred now before going to the hairdressers to get my grey roots covered where I can read trashy magazines and drink coffee.grin

dinkydoos Thu 24-Jan-13 09:50:06

Weighed today after 10 days.
Lost a measly pound. Not happy, I know if I had low carbed it would have been loads more. Sigh.
Anyway total low carb is no good for me, and like you all say, slow and steady wins the race.
Only want to lose 10 pounds or so. That will get me to 10 9 ish, and though that's not skinny, at my advanced age of 44 I start looking even older when I lose too much. Well that's my excuse and sticking to it!
But I think it's time to go back to bossy Jillian for some shred misery!

DoubleMum Thu 24-Jan-13 09:51:34

A lb is a lb Dinky, and much better off than on! Well done!

WiseKneeHair Thu 24-Jan-13 09:58:29

If you haven't got much to lose Dinky then it will be slower. The shred may not help with the weight loss that much, but it will definitely firm bits up. I'm sure I have less wobble to my belly and muffin top!

DoubleMum Thu 24-Jan-13 10:04:46

Gosh it would be nice to have less wobble to my belly. My belly is pretty much all wobble, with a lovely c-sec shelf. sad

Decided to go for the full humiliation this week and got out the B&Q measuring tape again.

But that was good news despite lack of weight loss .... 1.5 inches off each leg. 1.5 inches off hips and 1 inch off waist.

I think I'm going to save measuring myself for weigh-ins with no progress just to keep the motivation up.

juneybean Thu 24-Jan-13 10:32:20

Fantastic Tea

Herecomesbod Thu 24-Jan-13 12:00:16

That was a tough workout, but feel great now. It helps that the trainer's really supportive and specialises in post-pregnancy training, so he totally gets it when I have a moan about my saggy belly!

Fab inch loss Tea, well done!

WiseKneeHair Thu 24-Jan-13 12:08:44

That's a brilliant inches loss tea Well done.
Here glad you had a PT session. I used to have them, but the problem was I didn't go to the gym in between times!

Now, Chiefs, when you have a coffee at the hairdressers and they bring those little caramelised biscuits, it would be rude not to eat it, wouldn't it? And if you have two coffees, well, I really have no choice but to eat both. Yes? grin

CarriedAwayAnnie Thu 24-Jan-13 12:14:51

Well done on the inches Tea! I don't think I could bring myself to stand on those rude scales grin

Those seasame snap bars that were recommended on the other thread are also good for a quick snack. Cheap as well.

I also like a rivita with a bit of philly and sweet chilli sauce .. Yum!

I've shredded today. I didn't do it yesterday as I was experimenting and seeing if I could motivate myself to exercise when the dc are in bed .. I can't. They sleep - I flop!

So back to doing it after the school run.

If I wanted to do some ab crunches before bed do I need to warm up first. My belly is truly hideous and I think it needs a lot of extra attention, so if I wanted to shred in the morning and then do some extra crunches at night without warming up/cooling down would I hurt myself?

DoubleMum Thu 24-Jan-13 12:17:11

Well done Tea, and yes to hairdresser biscuits. I have the screaming munchies and have already demolished lunch which doesn't bode well for the rest of the day.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 12:32:56

Afternoon chiefs!

Pleasant surprise just. In a moment of wild abandon, I ate an Aero chocolate mousse. Logged it on MFP and it is 97 calories! The same as the crappy fat free yoghurts I've been persevering with!

LOL at juneybeans's Heroes mishap.

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 12:37:57

Wow, bloody well done tea!

I'm quite glad I haven't measured as unfortunately none of my heroic 11lb loss has come off my guts.

It seems to have mainly come off my cheeks. Not chin, just cheeks, I look like my face has melted.

WiseKneeHair Thu 24-Jan-13 12:40:46

Ooo, Bups I like the sound of those aero mousses.
Carried you probably need to do a brief warm up. Have you seen the 10 minute solutions DVDs? They do a belly blast one which has 5 10 minute workouts on. They are really good and have a very brief warm up and will probably push you more than you would push yourself. I've done shred and a couple of those this morning and feel I've had a good workout.

Carried I don't think you would need to warm up - maybe some stretches at the end? Have you thought about just planking about before bed (or doing other pilates type exercises like hold onto one's pelvic floor at five levels <snort>). It's meant to be the most effective type of stomach exercise. I seem to remember that the birthing ball type ball, if you have one, is quite good for your stomach muscles too - do the sit ups on there and the plank and it's meant to be doubly effective and not quite so much sweating as doing stomach crunches.

Not that I'm an expert. The lady in the pharmacy was surprised when I didn't get a free prescription yesterday. I was a bit offended because I assumed she assumed I was a tramp on account of vair stylish army coat and lack of a hair brush but when I walked out of the shop I caught sight of myself in a mirror and I look preggers with my three hoodies on under my coat!!

Mmmmm aero chocolate mousse, hairdresser's biscuits.

Hurrah Bod so pleased you feel great.

Herecomesbod Thu 24-Jan-13 13:47:13

Tea agree about the plank. Trainer did lots of that this morning with me (or rather, he told me to do it and I did it, iyswim).

S'posed to be v.gd for strengthening 'the core'. Probably better than trying to do lots of stomach crunches.

Exercise balls also v.gd for stomach as long as you don't fall off like me! <uncoordinated klutz>

Yes to hairdresser's biscuits. If you're having a cut and colour you could probably manage 3 cups of coffee/biscuits, yes?

juneybean Thu 24-Jan-13 14:18:10

I just carried a two stone toddler up a snowy hill, what can I log that as on mfp?! Strange thing I used to be three stone heavier and I swear it wasn't that much hard work getting up the hill.

TigerFeet Thu 24-Jan-13 14:19:50

Blimey you're a garrulous lot aren't you grin

So, how does one "plank" exactly? <boggle>

I'm not really exercising atm, whenever I try and do anything overly strenuous it feels as though my left leg is going to fall off, knackered Barbie stylee. I'm hoping that shifting a couple of stone will help. I should go swimming, I do take the dd's a couple of times a month, but dd1 currently has a verruca. I sound like a 14 year old PE refusenik don't I.

I had some chocolate last night for the first time in a couple of weeks or so. MAN it was GOOD. Trouble is, I'm now craving it. I am actually drooling at the thought of having more.

TigerFeet Thu 24-Jan-13 14:20:38

Aero Mousses btw - every now and again Asda have them on offer, a pack of four for a measly quid. Bargain. <helpful>

CarriedAwayAnnie Thu 24-Jan-13 14:55:17

I don't own an exercise ball sad

Isn't planking just lying down? I quite like the idea of just lying down and calling it exercise but I'm sure there must be more to it ..

CarriedAwayAnnie Thu 24-Jan-13 15:05:39

I really need to moving on from Level 1 of the Shred don't I?

I am just so unfit that L2 scares the hell out of me. How did you know when you were ready to move on? I know ideally it's ten days but I don't think that's taking into account someone like me!

WiseKneeHair Thu 24-Jan-13 15:13:36

Carried if you move onto level 2 shred, you will know what a plank is. grin
Here I managed two and politely refused a third as I was desperate for a piss
Well, I've worked my calories out for the day and if I don't have anything other than the planned dinner, I should have enough calories left for a small glass of wine and a little bit of chocolate. Now, I had said I was only going to drink at weekends, but as I'm off work today and tomorrow, this counts as the weekend, doesn't it?

WiseKneeHair Thu 24-Jan-13 15:15:13

Carried I meant to say that I moved on when I could roughly get through level 1 without having extra breaks. I couldn't do proper press ups, though. and according to DH still can't

CarriedAwayAnnie Thu 24-Jan-13 15:16:43

I did it all today without stopping. Oh shit. I will die on L2.

WiseKneeHair Thu 24-Jan-13 15:33:14

Carried I think the jump from nothing to level 1 was far worse than the jump from level 2 to 3. I am getting up the nerve to go to level 3 but am scared shitless slightly nervous at the moment.

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 15:33:16

I still haven't taken the shred out of its wrapper. I've had it for 6 months blush

I'm scared of it, plus I'd have to actually dig the DVD player out from the back of the cupboard. Not worth it is? No, that's right, it isn't.

WiseKneeHair Thu 24-Jan-13 15:34:26

Sorry, meant to say the jump from nothing to level 1 was far worse than the jump from level 1 to 2.

WiseKneeHair Thu 24-Jan-13 15:36:56

Randall I had it for about 6 months before taking it out of the wrapper. It is worth it, honest. although don't blame me when you want to die half way through the first time you do it
If you can't find the DVD player, does it fit in your laptop or somewhere else?

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 15:44:35

Nope, I've only got a net book or my beautiful new ipad (not sure if I've mentioned that) so really it's just completely not compatible with my lifestyle.

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 15:50:47

I jus watched the first bit on YouTube, what's with all the jumping?

WiseKneeHair Thu 24-Jan-13 15:51:13

Randall, Randall, Randall You have really shot yourself in the foot there!
On your shiny new iPad, you can connect to YouTube and lo and behold, level 1 of the Shred is there for you perusal. grin You'll then get so hooked that you will want to get the DVD player out to do level 2.

WiseKneeHair Thu 24-Jan-13 15:51:58

Xpost! grin

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 16:09:43

My legs hurt just looking at it.

Why is she so bloody nice, I want to hate her then I can legitimately not do it. But she makes me feel all encouraged. Bitch.

bleedingheart Thu 24-Jan-13 16:33:55

Well done losers!

I have lost a total of 2.5kilos now, possibly more as I have the time of the month bloat going on.
I tried on a pair of size 10 jeans today and they did up easily. However much they were obviously vanity-sized I don't care as I don't think I've ever worn a size 10!
Sugar is still my issue. I have cut back on chocolate a lot in the past two days but I still go just over my goal for sugar on MFP. Under on nearly everythIng else though.
All I can think about now is Aero mousse...

CarriedAwayAnnie Thu 24-Jan-13 16:41:28

You won't think she is so nice when your dying and she's telling you 'abs like this don't come for free'.

Or when your about to pass out in the middle of jumping jacks and she says she has 400 pound people that can do this. Jeez, thanks Jillian!

I aim the punches towards her. Makes me feel a bit better as my legs burn.

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 17:03:40

She is terrifying and endearing in equal measure!

Well done bleeding at you at your goal weight now?

Oi Plankers Over Here

It is just sort of lying down but it's blelly hard work. And it is dead good for stomach muscles. Promise. Do it for 10 seconds, then go a second longer each day. Or summat.

LOL at shred lady being nice. I think I might have a go.

Well done bleeding <imagines a size 10>

bleedingheart Thu 24-Jan-13 18:00:52

Still got some way to go. I'm not a size 10, I'm a 12-14 really but getting cl

bleedingheart Thu 24-Jan-13 18:03:29

Still got some way to go. I'm not a size 10, I'm a 12-14 really but getting closer to the '12' end. I'd love to be a 10 but I'm not sure it would suit me (wide hips and 32GG chest so could look out of proportion). I need to tone!

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Thu 24-Jan-13 18:08:55

Lizzylou don't feel bad for shouting at me. I needed it.

I have been good all day and have a healthy tea in the oven. I'm going to walk the dog then come back and eat it.

I've read through all the healthy snack suggestions so I'm going to make sure that when my Tesco order comes tomorrow it is full of low-caloried-loveliness.

I weighed this morning and I am half a lb heavier than I was last week so I need to sort myself out.

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 18:35:57

Ah, size 12 <whistful>

pantryboy half a pound isn't so bad, you can fix that no problem.

Lizzylou Thu 24-Jan-13 18:39:45

Well done tea on inch loss and bleeding on the weight loss.
Had a weird old day at work. Luckily at ds1's swim club or else I would be troughing big style.

Lizzylou Thu 24-Jan-13 18:48:25

And yes, 1/2 lb is nowt, you will nail it next week jumped.
X-factor stylee

dinkydoos Thu 24-Jan-13 18:56:57

I did it! After a year or more absence I finally went back to witch Jillian (shred witch for those of you fortunate enough not to know her )
And actually I didn't mind it.... I had sort of missed it. Anita still has weird scary eyes though....
All those of you thinking about it, ( oi, You Randall, Tea!) just do it. It's only 20 minutes and its broken down into 2 /3 minute bits so just not too bad.
It really made a difference last time I did it, was about only thing I had ever done that helped with back hamsters ( hmmm. Glamorous moi huh?)

BsshBossh Thu 24-Jan-13 19:29:42

Wow Tea great inch loss. For those of you who measure - what do you do about your tummy: do you "let it it all out" when you measure or suck a bit in? I'm a bit afraid of measuring my hummungus gut blush

nilbyname Thu 24-Jan-13 19:30:35

I am on day 3 of level 1 shred, Randall you wuss, get on it!

I can't lie, it hurts like a mother hubbard day 1 but I am already thinking about moving to level 2, think I will do that on Monday. Me and DH are doing it together...who says romance is dead?

I feel fitter already. Jillian I heart you.

i had spinach dahl with 0% yoghurt raita and it was totally yummy and about 250cals! Howzat!?

Who lost all those inches on their body? That is fantastic!

BsshBossh Thu 24-Jan-13 19:43:32

BTW, for the first time in a year I picked up a low fat yoghurt at M&S (Count on us, 60 cals) and bleugh it tastes of starchy dust! I'll go back to full fat - much yummier and filling.... unless you lovely lot have any low fat yoghurt recommendations?

I bought some Aero mousse today - the mint choc flavour with choc bits in. 137 cals, so more than normal Aero mousses but a yummy alternative to my usual ice cream or chocs after dinner (always need something sweet).

CarriedAwayAnnie Thu 24-Jan-13 19:48:10

nilbyname I would love that recipe!

nilbyname Thu 24-Jan-13 20:16:15

carried I used this recipe but I amended it

I used a tin of green lentils. I did the all spices in oil 1st then added in the lentils and some frozen spinach and cooked it for about 2 hours, low and slow.

Raita was-
Grated cucumber, squeeze out most of the water, stir into Total 0% greek yogurt and add in a crushed clove of garlic. Serve up Dal steaming hot and add a big blob of raita. You could add some mint into the raita but I did not have any.

Dh had his with rice to "fill him up" but I feel really full after mine with no rice. I was going to add chick peas to bulk it our but I don't think you need to.

WiseKneeHair Thu 24-Jan-13 20:16:19

Bssh I like the shape apple and rhubarb crumble yoghurts.
I'm having beef stir fry tonight, followed by chocolate and wine. grin
Just waiting for DH to get back from the gym.
I might then find out if he's having tomorrow off work. If he is, I think we are going out to lunch. I might suggest sushi as its relatively low cal and yummy. Any other suggestions? I want to enjoy it as we don't get chance very often, but I don't want to go too wild with the calories.

CarriedAwayAnnie Thu 24-Jan-13 20:23:12

Thanks nilby, sounds delicious thanks

BsshBossh Thu 24-Jan-13 20:59:23

WiseKneeHair Japanese is always my first choice when eating out as it's a difficult cuisine to make at home. Sashimi is a great lo-cal, hi-protein option. A ramen bowl is perfect for these cold days.

I will try the crumble yoghurts.

Notfootball Thu 24-Jan-13 21:12:08

Shred all the way ladies, do not "phone it in"!
Only a couple of pounds off my target now (wanted to lose 9 lbs) but screwed up big time today foodwise. I was off alcohol this month too and had a red wine and a cider. I don't even drink cider! Really want to succeed so plan to climb back on tomorrow.
Funnily enough, I'm enjoying the shred more than the diet.

DoubleMum Thu 24-Jan-13 21:24:41

That dahl sounds lovely, will definitely try that. For some reason I have lots of tins of lentils and I need to do something to use them up!

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 21:45:08

I did it!

You were all right, it wasn't as bad as I expected. I did the lower impact stuff with the blonde bird on the right and a bit jelly legged now but did it all in one go, no breaks. Huuurr. <that was me flexing my muscles>

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 21:46:57

Well done not losing those last few pounds must be really tough.

dinkydoos Thu 24-Jan-13 22:05:46

Go randall !
Let's try and egg each other on seeing as we both on day one. Blond gal has scary eyes, no?

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 22:35:00

She is bit demonic looking but she's bloody skinny though!

Did you start it today too?

CarriedAwayAnnie Thu 24-Jan-13 22:53:09

Her Abs are fab! envy

juneybean Thu 24-Jan-13 22:59:28

How many calories in a spoonful of cough mixture <splutters all over thread>

nilbyname Thu 24-Jan-13 23:01:41

Randall you did it!! Good for you!

June's I hope you feel better in the morning. Chicken noodle soup is the best thing x

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 23:15:39

I feel fine now. I'm scared I won't be saying that in the morning.

spamm Fri 25-Jan-13 03:20:48

I had a serious session with my personal trainer last night working on legs, and I coud hardly walk this morning. I knew I had worked hard, all the bloody lunges he had me doing. But I stil have not unwrapped the shred DVD, so I suppose I should get to that sometime. Well done Randall!

DoubleMum Fri 25-Jan-13 07:28:34

Well done Shredders.
A busy day for me today so hopefully it should take my mind off food.

laurenamium Fri 25-Jan-13 07:38:31

Weigh day grin I've lost 4 and a half pounds this week! Which takes me to the lightest I've been since well before I was pregnant!

I'm going out tonight hmm it's going to be one of those messy shots kind of nights but I'm going to drink vodka instead of wine and cider in an attempt to keep my calories down!

Lizzylou Fri 25-Jan-13 07:39:06

Well done shredders!
You'll be spinning soon Randall!
Got to keep low cal today as have a bit of a do this evening.

DoubleMum Fri 25-Jan-13 07:46:32

That's brilliant Lauren, well done!

WiseKneeHair Fri 25-Jan-13 08:06:39

Well done Randall and Dinky for shredding. It can get addictive.
Fab loses not and lauren

DH has one to work this morning, but is coming back mid morning, so we are off out to lunch. Gives me time to MN exercise before he comes back.
Going to try to do two lots of exercise today, morning and evening, in an attempt to have a nice lunch and still stay under calories.

BsshBossh Fri 25-Jan-13 08:24:50

Well done all you Shredders. It looks really tough from what I've seen on YouTube so, if you don't mind, I'll Shred vicariously through you grin.

Good loss not, particularly as it's harder that close to goal weight.

Fantastic loss too lauren!

I weighed in this morning: According to the non-digital scales I've been using since I began this weightloss journey last year I've lost 4lbs since my last weigh-in on 10th January. But I bought a new digital set of scales yesterday and it puts me at a 2lb loss so I'll put that down in MFP. Still chuffed!

So 34 32lbs lost so far smile.

saintmerryweather Fri 25-Jan-13 08:50:50

Shredding isnt that hard after the first couple of days im just too lazy to do it every day sad have gone up a lb though so i need to be stricter with well done to everyonr who has stuck with it and lost some!

Lizzylou Fri 25-Jan-13 10:14:16

Well done Lauren and Bssh!

fabulous work.

I too am going to have a G&T night and no wine Lauren <cough cough cough>

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 25-Jan-13 10:26:19

In all honesty the shred was no where near as bad as it looks. It wasn't what I would call fun but the time went pretty quickly.

I'm seriously unfit but I feel fine this morning, a bit achey but nothing major.

I do love jillian!

juneybean Fri 25-Jan-13 10:48:14

Great losses this week!

dinkydoos Fri 25-Jan-13 11:01:36

Randall yes first time Yesterday after at least a years absence. It does really work, def pulls you in. Noticed you had put it down on mfp as something less strenuous than I had! I put it as circuit training as I had googled how many cals it burned and that seemed closest. Going to try and do 5 times a week...

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 25-Jan-13 11:08:34

I didn't know what to put it down as tbh. I have no clue what calisthenics are, I just remember someone else on MFP mentioning them and the shred in the same sentence once!

I don't often record exercise as I don't use the calories but if I know people can see if I'm shredding or not it'll make me do it iyswim.

DoubleMum Fri 25-Jan-13 11:31:57

Well done Bssh!!
I am feeling relieved that I avoided the very enticing biscuits at the PTA coffee morning after class assembly today.

laurenamium Fri 25-Jan-13 12:06:07

I'm going to attempt to log everything I drink tonight...get ready to hoik your judgey pants grin

namechanger11111 Fri 25-Jan-13 12:15:07

I want something warm for lunch, I was going to have salad but it's too cold. I don't know what to have. I was going to have an omelette but i'm out of cheese. It might have to be beans on toast.

BsshBossh Fri 25-Jan-13 12:18:54

namechanger11111, beans on toast is a yummy lunch and should keep you full for ages. If I'm out of cheese I like some Tabasco or Worstershire (sp?) sauce over it.

I'm having tuna, butter bean and cherry tomato salad for lunch (from the BBC Food website) which though cold is very filling and quite moreish. But I couldn't resist hot buttered toast for breakfast!

namechanger11111 Fri 25-Jan-13 12:39:29

Beans on toast it is then.

DoubleMum Fri 25-Jan-13 12:56:02

I'm having a baked (well microwaved!) sweet potato with cottage cheese.

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 25-Jan-13 13:00:29

Do it Lauren, my cider and hula hoops weekend was enlightening to say the least!

BsshBossh Fri 25-Jan-13 13:06:36

Oh that sounds delicious, DoubleMum. How large is the potato and how long do you microwave it for. I'll add sweet pots and cottage cheese to my shopping list.

HeyHeySaturday Fri 25-Jan-13 13:08:47

I had beans on toast for lunch, I always have marmite on the toast and it adds a yummy salty taste. Mmmm

I've asked on MFP (thanks Randall for answering!) but does anyone have recommendations for decent options from a Chinese takeaway? To make things harder I don't really like prawns or noodle soup. Thanks chiefs!

DoubleMum Fri 25-Jan-13 13:11:31

Well this one was quite large, though the smallest of the bunch, because I got them loose in an online shop. I'd never have picked ones this huge so next time I might add a note to the picker. I did it for about 6 minutes - sweet potatoes need less time than regular ones. And it was delicious, and I am now VERY full. I like baked sweet potatoes because they are moist enough to need no butter.

BsshBossh Fri 25-Jan-13 13:14:19

Stirfried veg HeyHey? Beef and broccoli, chicken with mushrooms... The really simple meat and veg dishes might be best then a small portion of plain rice. Though if it was me I'd make the Chinese my main meal of the day (have a blowout!) then adjust other meals or eat under calories tomorrow...

BsshBossh Fri 25-Jan-13 13:29:20

Does anyone do strength training as well as cardio on here? As you firm up/put on muscle do you notice your weightloss progress slowing down? I want to start lifting heavy weights (on top of my cardio) but am afraid it may stall weightloss (and I still need to see those numbers go down a bit to keep motivated). Muscle weighs more than fat, and all that...

TigerFeet Fri 25-Jan-13 14:34:21

Bssh I don't at the moment but I have done in the past - I found that I really didn't bulk up that much as I'm a bit weedy up top despite the rugby player looks so can't lift much with my arms but noticed a difference in tone, fit of clothes etc.

If I were you I wouldn't worry over much about it causing weight gain, it may do slightly to start with but the more muscle you have, the more calories you need just to tick over so there's definitely a long term positive.

Well done to the shredders. I'm still too scared. I have told myself that when I've lost 2st my joints may well be able to cope with me jumping about a bit more.

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 25-Jan-13 14:38:25

Come on tiger I'm still 14 bloody stone! If I can do it you can.

Awwwight Chiefs.

Gin, Gin, Gin. Gin. Gin, Gin, Gin. Gin. It's only fecking Gin Day.

I am having tuna steak with soy sauce and chilli for tea with lots of veg so I can have a little booze. My thinking is one baked potato or four G&Ts. I know which one I'm aliking if it's Saturday tomorrow .... Lauren enjoy grin

Spinach dahl sounds lovely. Might do that this week.

Bsssh - I have heard it told that the purpose of strength training is to get lots of little tears across your muscles - that's what hurts after a session - and that by doing intermittent sessions what you do is make your metabolism work harder (burn more calories when you exercise) - I'm not sure whether it is true because I heard it from DH and I may not have been entirely listening to him. Regardless of that it does make one sweat like a sweaty horse when squatting with barbell, and I like pretending I'm at the olympics wearing one of those funny old fashioned swimming costumes, so it counts as exercise in my book bah you MPF with your 0 calories for strength I tend to use the strength training to keep my body running because I've got a number of niggly injuries that I need to do counter strength training for.

Good work Shredders and Losers.

<goes off to watch Jillian and the zombie whilst having a peppermint tea>

TigerFeet Fri 25-Jan-13 16:54:33

Randall, if I lose 2st I'll still be more than that blushsad

I really want wine. But wine leads to chocolate. Sob.

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 25-Jan-13 17:17:55

Fair enough, I started at just under 15 myself, it does make you more nervous.

Have a look at it on YouTube though, I steeled myself to watch it yesterday and it really wasn't as bad as I was expecting. Once I'd watched it I wasn't so scared to try it because I had an idea of what was coming iyswim.

There's low impact versions of most of the moves which helped a lot, I have crap knees as well as being fat so full-on lunges are definitely out!

I don't hurt today either. I can feel I've done something but its not painful, it feels quite nice actually.

I know exactly what you mean, I was terrified of it too and no amount of persuasion on here would have changed that before, (I puked after my first and only go at spinning for crying out loud!) but losing the bit of weight I have has spurred me on.

I may never get passed level one and I may never have a clue how to do a successful press-up, but I did it, and so can you.

Can you have half wine and half chocolate, would that work?!

WiseKneeHair Fri 25-Jan-13 17:38:05

Well done losers.
Had a nice lunch out with DH. The queue for Sushi was out the door shock so we went to an Italian instead. Apart from dipping bread in oil,I think I made good choices and have guesstimated everything on MFP.
Feelin cold, tired and hungry now though and won't have dinner until about 7, so need to keep away from the homemade cookies now. Especially as I need wine or gin or both tonight.

nilbyname Fri 25-Jan-13 17:41:51

gin gin gin. I have had a gin already. I took 3 children to soft play so I needed it.

dinkydoos Fri 25-Jan-13 18:08:41

Day 2 shred complete.
Wine time soon! Def would rather have less food so I can indulge.

Just can't get excited about g and t in the same way (although quite happy to done a few if need be!)
Have a good evening chiefs smile

DoubleMum Fri 25-Jan-13 18:28:19

I'm meant to be doing a dry January and TBH I'm not really missing the alcohol. I'd rather use food for my calories at the moment.

BsshBossh Fri 25-Jan-13 19:32:32

Right, I'll resume a couple of strength sessions next week and log it in MFP. I've been reading around and the risk of weight gain or weight stabilisation (muscle weighs more than fat) is superceded by the fact that muscle burns more calories at resting state. So in the longer term, the more lean muscle I gain the more calories my body will need to burn just to exist.

The dumbbells are being dusted off this weekend.

Way to go Bssh - I suspect that was what DH was saying whilst I was MNing

And viva la difference of le Chefs - wine, gin and food. All blelly lovely.

BsshBossh Fri 25-Jan-13 22:09:57

Ah oh, here comes the weekend. This is the time my eating goes a little off the scale. May need to adjust on Monday/Tuesday... Now my diary is open to all I may be more controlled. We'll see...

Tabbykat Sat 26-Jan-13 07:48:12

Bad day yesterday - went for lunch with DH. Even worse, it was an all-you-can -east Asian buffet place. Went over a bit on calories, as I expected,although not as bad as it could have been, I suppose, and stayed away from all deep fried spring rolls, samosas etc.

Will definitely be shredding later to make up for it and try to have a relatively restrained weekend before Monday weigh-in.....

DoubleMum Sat 26-Jan-13 08:39:52

Morning Chiefs! Feeling a little bit lost as I haven't figured out what we are eating this weekend and that often means takeaways. Must avoid that as we are away for 2 nights next weekend and will have to eat out.

Herecomesbod Sat 26-Jan-13 09:09:10

Morning Chiefs!

Am amazed that have lost another pound, despite blowing the last of my calories on some leftover Christmas chocs last night. Well, it would be rude not to, right? They were looking at me begging to be eaten.

I am with you on the strength training as I think long term it tones you up, so even though the number on the scales might not move downwards quite so much, you gain muscle tone which looks nicer in clothes <vain>. Am happy to report that after doing some kettle bell squats with the trainer the other day, my bum muscles hurt, but in a good way. Not in a Friday night kind of way...

I know what you mean about weekends/takeaways Doublemum. We are trying to meal plan for the week but it doesn't help that DH is away a lot with work at the moment. Going to try a Hairy Dieters recipe tonight. There is a section on "Fakeaways" in their book which looks interesting. Happy to share recipes with anyone who wants them.

Well done to all the losers and shredders. Some fab results coming in! (Sorry for epic post)

RandallPinkFloyd Sat 26-Jan-13 09:20:41

Well done here a pound is a pound!

DoubleMum Sat 26-Jan-13 09:50:10

Well done Herecomesbod! I would make something from Hairy Dieters but it seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth. Very odd. First someone posts Flakes through my door, then someone hides my healthy cookbooks!

buzzybuzzybeeshoes Sat 26-Jan-13 10:22:58

Morning chiefs! Not had time to post and AF is here which has done nothing for my willpower and I didn't want to derail you all when you are all doing so well by starting to go on about pies again Thanks to Bssh, dinkydoos and missnevermind for befriending on mod - I' m Shrewvole if anyone else wants more mfp pals.

Trip to the seaside today with work friends. Must stay strong in the pub. Plan is to get a bottle of wine and share it with a slow drinker <cunning> then I won' t feel I can neck it and then have another and have the lowest cal veggie thing possible off the menu.

Well done on some truly impressive weight and inch losses. Also well done to the shredders - spamm mine is still in its plastic wrap too! I''ve had it a good few 18 months too...

buzzybuzzybeeshoes Sat 26-Jan-13 10:34:00

doublemum it' s the dieting pixies <nods> … the same ones who left loads of biscuits by the teabags at my office yesterday. They don't like to see us doing well, you see smile

Lizzylou Sat 26-Jan-13 13:24:35

Well done losers!

Was at a Burns Dinner last night, set meal, but I think I did OK. Food wise anyway. I did have a fair few glasses of wine. But I did have to do a speech, so needed the dutch courage.
I did do lots of dancing and had a snowy walk home so worked some of it off.

Have some lovely healthy meals planned for this weekend off GoodFood site.

Must do some Jillan today, have been too snowed in to gym.

BsshBossh Sat 26-Jan-13 18:20:14

Well, binged on Curly Whirly bars today (4!) for no good reason but greed. I knew I shouldn't have bought a 5-pack. Never again. If I'm good I'll still be on calorie-target today but I am mightily shock and angry at myself. What a bloody waste of calories (I could have had second helpings of lunch or dinner!).

DoubleMum Sat 26-Jan-13 18:58:03

Onwards and upwards Bssh.
The Diet Pixies have made me eat 4 squares of the homemade pizza I made for the children's sleepover tonight, but luckily MFP appears to agree with me that HM pizza isn't too awful calorie wise. I suspect my base was thicker than it meant but I also suspect the squares are smaller than a slice so hopefully it evens out. Just hoping I manage to get some sleep tonight, it's DS's birthday party tomorrow morning and I'd rather not be taking a car full of grumpy children on no sleep.

GeekLove Sat 26-Jan-13 19:00:30

Grrrr weight in on Friday and have 3lb on! And that's after Shredding 4 times this week. Still AF is visiting in 5 days so I've got my sights on that. And it is still the first time since 2007 I have been able to wear my unforgiving but very warm ski pants.

Evening Chiefs.

bssssh At least it was 4 curly wurlys not 4 Snickers! I don't dare eat a cake at the moment I would not stop.

lizzy well done on speech - I love a burns night gala and a wee bit of Rabbie.

geek I feel your pain. I have gone up 2lbs since yesterday according to my new bastard scales! After a week of no loss. I don't know Whether hormones are to blame - I'm on the mirena so it's all hidden from me! I have been really, really good on food and have really upped the moving around. If the next official weigh in, on Thursday, is an increase or the same I will have to resort to desperate measures and jump on the 5:2 bandwagon.

Hope you all have lovely Saturday nights.

GeekLove Sat 26-Jan-13 20:22:34

My food could be better but I blame the cold and that this part of the year is the pits for SAD. Looking forward to initiating gardening the thaw has been amazing!

spamm Sat 26-Jan-13 20:36:48

Went to Arlington Cemetary this morning to help clean up the Christmas wreaths. It is an enormous task, as we laid 110,000 wreaths in mid-December. So I am counting that as serious exercise. Lots of weightlifting, walking and squatting!

Well done to all the losers - such great work. I love to see some of your ideas for food- some great new possibilities out there

I am off to the gym and then a quiet evening at home with a Beef Taco Casserole in the slow cooker which should be nice. By the way, I did get the job, so am now waiting for an offer and start date. I am still a bit apprehensive about it, but I may as well get on and enjoy it. I will need some new clothes, my clothes are too big and loose -Yay!

DoubleMum Sat 26-Jan-13 20:46:57

Good news about the clothes Spamm - that's what counts after all, not numbers on the scale.

BsshBossh Sat 26-Jan-13 21:48:47

Well done on the job, spamm!

DoubleMum Sat 26-Jan-13 22:04:09

<slaps self on the head> yes, fantastic news about the job too! (I swear I typed that out before but I think I just meant to.
I'm sitting here wishing I hadn't eaten 4 pieces of pizza. Am uncomfortably full.

RandallPinkFloyd Sat 26-Jan-13 22:20:27

Well done spamm, fantastic news. And we'll done lizzy on the speech.

I had a tough day today, went to a friends for burns night supper. She is a fabulous cook and Scottish!

She made a beautiful 3 course meal with flying Scotsman as the main, it's my absolute favourite but I knew it was going to be mucho calories.

Anyway, only had bran flakes all day and had to take ds with me so i drove rather than drinking, and I just made it under my calories without using my exercise ones. So pleased! I really thought today would be the first day I went over so massively relieved.

Home now and going to have an early night so I'm not tempted by dirty beer. Will have a couple tomorrow instead.

Notfootball Sat 26-Jan-13 23:07:08

Well done Randall, you're doing so well with your shredding and staying under the calories.

Spamm brilliant news about your new job. Good work all you losers!

BsshBossh Sat 26-Jan-13 23:33:55

Well done Randall for staying under.

RandallPinkFloyd Sat 26-Jan-13 23:39:43

I'm waiting for it to get easier, everyone said it would! They lied, it hurts more every time, poor legs are on fire everything she makes me pretend to skip sad

I shall keep going though, I can't imagine ever getting past level one but I'll keep wheezing on!

RandallPinkFloyd Sat 26-Jan-13 23:41:22

It was a close call staying under, and more luck than anything else I think. Although I did leave a third of my chicken, it almost made me cry but I did it!

Tabbykat Sun 27-Jan-13 08:21:31

Well done Randall for showing such restraint - I've totally not this last couple of days and been over -only by a few calories but still - need to get self back on track.

It'e the jump rope bit on shred I find the killer - my legs hurt so much - that first circuit is the worst by quite a long way for me!

RandallPinkFloyd Sun 27-Jan-13 08:35:36

Thank god for that! Not that I'm glad your legs hurt but I thought I was being a wuss. I can do all the rest, it's not easy but I can do it, but the skipping bit is torture!

Well I can't do press-ups obviously but that doesn't count because they're impossible.

Lizzylou Sun 27-Jan-13 08:43:23

I think everyone has bits of the shred that they fond hard. Side lunges with front raises are my killers.
You are suddenly.using loads of muscles that you don't use normally.

What is flying Scotsman?? Well done randall for willpower of steel. And huge congrats to Spamm for new job.
Off to kettlecise now.

RandallPinkFloyd Sun 27-Jan-13 08:49:55

It's a chicken breast stuffed with haggis and wrapped in bacon (or in ths case Black Forest ham). It's the absolute business.

GeekLove Sun 27-Jan-13 14:19:31

I'm going for a weigh in tonight! Managed a double Shred today! Level 3 RI30 is something else.

DoubleMum Sun 27-Jan-13 15:26:37

Well done Shredders!
I survived the sleepover and today's party, managed not to have anything to eat there, and fell at the last hurdle when DH decided we should stop at Subway for lunch. It's much better there calorie-wise than it might be though, I suppose you fill it up with loads of salad. I had 800 calories-worth but not sure I'll want anything else to eat today so I'm happy with that.

gobbymare Sun 27-Jan-13 16:04:53

Hmmm is anyone elses MFP down?? tried on the website and on my phone and it`s not working sad

BsshBossh Sun 27-Jan-13 16:16:17

It looks like MFP is down?

BsshBossh Sun 27-Jan-13 16:16:30

X-post

BsshBossh Sun 27-Jan-13 16:25:02

This site confirms site is down (10 hrs so far):
www.isitdownrightnow.com/myfitnesspal.com.html

If you have a phone/tablet app then your entries are kept offline.

WiseKneeHair Sun 27-Jan-13 16:42:19

Afternoon Chiefs.
Came on to see if MFP was down for anyone else. Not sure that I'm pleased that it is! Hope it gets back up again soon.
Had a difficult day yesterday, which I moaned about extensively on MFP, but back on track today.
Did level 3 shred for he first time today. It was a killer! She seems to have mixed the strength and cardio together, so with strength you do jumps and with cardio, you have weights. I wanted to have a tantrum and stamp my foot and say "it's not fair!" But I didn't have the energy.
Well done on the losses and exercises, loose clothes and new jobs. Aren't we doing well? grin

WiseKneeHair Sun 27-Jan-13 16:44:06

Oo, just managed to get back on MFP.

DoubleMum Sun 27-Jan-13 17:23:08

I've been on and off MFP since 2ish without problems. How wierd!

BsshBossh Sun 27-Jan-13 18:28:39

Yes, MFP back on for me too. Wish it was still down as I have over-indulged and gone over my target today. Going to try and keep it down to below my TDEE though so I shouldn't put on weight...

DoubleMum Mon 28-Jan-13 07:43:39

Very quiet on here last night! Come on chiefs, let's get some more enthusiasm going!

nilbyname Mon 28-Jan-13 08:10:11

Hello Cheifs!

randall yes it burns all the time, I am on day 5 and still level one, but as you burn and hurt think of all the calories you are burning, all the back hamsters you are losing, and how good you will look in just a few weeks.

I had a bad weekend food wise. I had cheese. I had profiterolls (just 3 over 2 days...but still) I had bread. I had potato dauphinoise. I have not even logged yesterday!

But today is a new day, sat here with my water and porridge, got some Dal on the stove for lunch and having beef stew for dinner. No carbs with it, just the stew with loads of veg.

spamm well done with your wreath lifting!

double 4 slices and full seems like not much, so good work

who got a new job?? Congratulations!

namechanger11111 Mon 28-Jan-13 09:43:50

I also had a bad weekend nilby. It consisted of a Chinese (although I ordered less than I normally would and ate about 1/4 of what I usually have), pizza hut (3 big slices & a bowl of salad), half a kebab and lots of chocolate birthday cake. It was my Son's birthday Saturday so the pizza hut and cake was planned for then. The rest just sort of happened!

We went swimming as well so i'm hoping that will limit the damage somewhat. I feel really fat and bloated today.

I'm back on track now so am going to forget about the weekend and just carry on.

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 28-Jan-13 10:06:01

Last night was day 4 for me, she told me I would be "noticing a difference", she lied. The rest is easier but the jumping hurts more!

Weekends are always hard aren't they but we have to think of it in terms of averages I think. If you're within your calories weekly then you're doing ok.

buzzybuzzybeeshoes Mon 28-Jan-13 10:10:18

Sounds great nilby . namechanger I find the weekends SO hard. There always seems to be some random extra food that I haven't planned in, and often if we're rushing about trying to fit in a lot, we end up driving everywhere.

What I have found to be better over the past few weeks is that I've tried not to beat myself up about going over my calories by a few hundred at the weekends. Because when I do that, I end up going further (can be thousands blush ) over because I think "oh, I've ruined it for today, let's write it off and start again tomorrow." If I can stop that I think I'll be a lot happier as we'll as (hopefully) slimmer!

DoubleMum Mon 28-Jan-13 10:16:08

Namechanger definitely don't worry about the weekend, it's in the past now and you had fun! Back on it with a vengeance today.

WiseKneeHair Mon 28-Jan-13 11:01:41

I think we all feel the same about weekends. I like the weekly summary which shows you the average. So, you can be over at the weekend but still be under for the week.
Someone at work commented on my weight loss today, so I am smilesmilesmile. Great motivation to keep going.

DoubleMum Mon 28-Jan-13 11:08:54

That's the best Wise. Can't wait till that starts happening.

buzzybuzzybeeshoes Mon 28-Jan-13 12:37:25

Bet that felt fab wisekneehair!

BsshBossh Mon 28-Jan-13 13:11:20

I'm always way over at weekends too but I figure if my weekly average chart has me at or under target then it's fine. If I know I'm about to over-shoot my daily target I try and make sure I don't go over my TDEE (which is 2273 cals to maintain current weight) so at least I hope don't gain. It also stops me some of the time from saying Fuck It! and binging to 3000+ cals.

noddyholder Mon 28-Jan-13 13:14:31

Have lost another pound which isn't great but am not doing MFP. I am still not eating much after 6pm and eating what I like within reason the rest of the time and weekends. Have only had 2 or 3 glasses of wine since NYE and think that may have done it. Good luck all keep going !

MorrisZapp Mon 28-Jan-13 13:22:11

Hello chiefs! Just wanted to say - I spent quite a bit of time at the weekend arduously trawling through youtube for workout clips etc, seems the Shred and something called 'Insanity' are the well known go to's for shaping up.

That's cool, but I have noticed that most of the moves in these workouts are basic, old school, high impact aerobics with some toning work added in. I get a full hour of this by doing Body Attack at the gym - and the motivation is done for me, as there's a huge mirror, very loud music, and a fit bird shouting at us to go harder and faster!

I totally get why people (especially mothers of small kids) want to work out at home - there are a million reasons why a gym is not possible or desirable. But if you have the option and you fancy it - do gym classes. I push myself so much further in a class than I would if I was at home.

Body Attack burns up to about 800 calories I think, and leaves me a broken woman every time.

Oh and the pound shop have got Ryvita multigrain, only 40 cals a slice and deeeelicious.

I've got a stone to lose for health, and ideally a further half a stone for vanity. This year is the year. Oh yes!

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 28-Jan-13 13:37:13

I definitely agree that proper classes are better. A couple of my friends do pump and attack, I'd love to be able to join them. Nothing like puffing and panting all red-faced behind 20 toned Lycra clad fitties to make you work harder! The mirrors are a particularly gruesome slap in the face too.

And we'll done noddy, a pound off is a pound off!

noddyholder Mon 28-Jan-13 13:40:53

Thanks randall! I am going to cut down teh carbs this week as they I go a bit carb crazy if I have them and can;t stop!

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 28-Jan-13 13:45:22

Mmmm, carbs.

BsshBossh Mon 28-Jan-13 13:54:05

Well done noddy!

DoubleMum Mon 28-Jan-13 14:14:22

Well done Noddy, I'm sure I read a lb a week is 4 stone a year so definitely not to be sniffed at! I'd like to do a class, but for my sanity I need to be thinner and fitter before I start. I know that sounds crazy, but it's true.

nilbyname Mon 28-Jan-13 14:20:33

I might wander down to the gym tonight and see what they have to offer me.

zapp DH works away alot and I have 2 under 5, so that makes my time quite limited, but it is all about priorities!

noddy A pound is still an achievement so don't do yourself down.

double what about hitting the gym to have a go on some of the machines? A good 30 minutes on the cross trainer is a good start?

Shredding tonight. I might do level 1 then level 2 straight after! Pa-POW!

DoubleMum Mon 28-Jan-13 14:32:20

What does the cross trainer involve? Can't do anything bending the knees.
I'm going to have a look into gym costs but I really don't think we can afford it unfortunately. DH's job is a fixed contract and he may well be out of work again later this year, and we have used up most of our savings. I might have to motivate myself to do what I can at home, sadly am naturally lazy!

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 28-Jan-13 14:39:28

Cross-trainers are great if you have knee trouble as it's zero impact but really exercises the joint. Not sure 30 minutes is a good start though. I want to die after 10!

nilbyname Mon 28-Jan-13 14:46:23

My local council run gym is pay as you go, so I never feel as though it is a waste.

this is one

Basically you walk or run and move your arms and feet together with the machine. You are on steps and you gran the handle bars. The gym one will have a computer so you can set yourself up for say a 20 minute work out, and it will give you a warm up/cool down as well as a work out measuring your heart rate and then tell you how many cals you burned at the end. You can set yourself a level too.

MorrisZapp Mon 28-Jan-13 14:50:57

I'm in Edinburgh and I use council gyms too, on a pay as you go basis. I pay £25 a year for my membership, and £5.20 per class. You get loyalty points too so every so often a class is free.

DoubleMum Mon 28-Jan-13 16:56:15

Oh I know what they are now, doh! It depends how much they bring up your knees TBH, I went on one during physio after the surgery but it had to be adjusted. I will check if we have a pay as you go option.

dinkydoos Mon 28-Jan-13 17:08:54

Phew. Have shredded. Didn't do it on Saturday or Sunday, so had to force myself to get back to it. May celebrate with an oat cake grin

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 28-Jan-13 17:19:32

Go nuts Dinky grin

noddy go yooooooou. I'd love to get rid of another lb. So I, for one, am well jel grin

I've yet to venture into a "class" at a gym. I was talking to someone today who runs a class about going to spinning. I may go next week.

The cross-trainer involves having to bend your knee but Randall's right it is brilliant if you have knackered old knees - which I do - I ruined them in a foolish moment of madness in my youth when I did a half marathon. Hence I cross train for burnt calories and strength train to try and give my hamstrings a degree of flexibility.

I'm sure your local council gym will have a PAYG option - ours does too - I used to use it before DS got moved swimming schools. They also have trainers there - the ones at our local gym are really inspirational - they are normal people who have come back from massive weight loss and now work with others to help them do the same. If you book a session with one of them Double they might will you identify a series of exercises that you can do with your knees.

Dinky grin

buzzybuzzybeeshoes Mon 28-Jan-13 18:20:18

Chiefs, chiefs. Can I ask for a kick up the arse please. It's my swimming class tonight... but it's cold and rainy and I don't want to go out. I'm announcing my intention of doing so as if I do, it'll be about 2 miles of walking to get there and back, and an hour of swimming hard... Just hoping that if I write it down then I'll go grin

Put on your costume before you go. Put on lots of jumpers. Put on your coat. Get our your gloves. Put on a scarf. Goooooooooooo Buzzy

I feel your pain though - I swim Thursday evening and it involves a 30 mins walk and a 20 min bus ride, a swim and then reverse journey. Me and my boy laugh at each other all the way there and back though so it isn't quite so bad. Can you listen to music or a podcast on the way?

Remember to take a hat. Wet hair is not fun in the cold.

<kicks buzzy up ass>

buzzybuzzybeeshoes Mon 28-Jan-13 18:33:43

Well done dinky! I may dig the shred out tomorrow. Imagine being able to say "Yes, I too have shrad."!

nilbyname Mon 28-Jan-13 18:59:52

buzzzzy get off MN and get swimming!

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 28-Jan-13 19:17:20

I say shrod grin

It is punishing but in all honesty I can feel the difference already so it's totally worth it. Plus the only people who can see my purple face are DS and the dog. No mirrors here!

Lizzylou Mon 28-Jan-13 19:27:03

I have just signed up for a local park run. 5km, on the flat.

Ugh.

Nothing has made me as fit or as toned or lose weight faster than when I was running regularly. So I need to bite the bullet and just do it.

SHIT!

I do hope you are swimming Buzzzzy!!!

Well done on all the exercise, it is really motivating me to do more. Deffo helps with weight and inch loss.

DoubleMum Mon 28-Jan-13 19:29:53

Thanks Tea. Buzzy consider yourself kicked!
Just had a really nice tea revolving around some Ainsley Harriott pea and mint risotto which I added some chicken breast to. It's not too horribly calorific, quick and easy and on offer at the moment at Approved Foods.

nilbyname Mon 28-Jan-13 19:48:18

I SHROD, level 1, had a look at level 2. That was a mistake. Do not look at level 2. It is frightening.

GeekLove Mon 28-Jan-13 20:49:44

Hi folks!
Deep breath as i do a weigh in. Pleased with yesterday's double Shred and another lvl3 today. Dissapointed about how weaker my left is from the the right.
Mind you about mirrors it is a good idea to exercise in front of them as you can pay attention to your form. This is why gyms have mirrors and it is not for the Lycra clad gym dollies to pose

Still will be going out tomorrow night. Must remember that booze is so caloric!

DoubleMum Mon 28-Jan-13 21:04:18

Wow. Why did I not realise before that meringue nests and natural yoghurt and frozen raspberries were such a nice pud? Just as nice as some chocolate-y monstrosity. Or have my taste buds already changed in 3 weeks do you think? They do say it takes 3 weeks to break a habit.

RavenVonChaos Mon 28-Jan-13 21:09:50

Hi Ladies, can't keep up with the thread...but wanted to ask:

A. At what time of day do you shred
B. Do you family come and snigger and interuppt.

This is my fear so have not started it yet ...

Glad you are all getting on so well. I have not weighed myself for two weeks as I no scales but think I am plateau-ing.. Any suggestions?

nilbyname Mon 28-Jan-13 22:20:22

raven Go to your local Boots and weigh in there, much more accurate. DH and I shred togevur.

I am going to look in at my gym tomorrow as I really fancy spinning, I used to do that ages ago and it is a KILLER, but it gives results.

I shred after the kids are in bed at about 7ish then I eat my supper, which is a small meal. I had stew tonight, but only the meat and veg, no carbs, this was in a small bowl. DH had pastry and roasties. Bastard.

geek are you on level 3 of the shred? You are NAILS!

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 28-Jan-13 22:21:36

I do it as soon as DS goes to bed, just before my evening meal. Sounds daft but I feel better eating if I've just exercised it feels like I digest it better.

I'm doing it from the computer so maybe do that, then you can do it in a different room. If anyone could see me the yes, I would be ripe for mocking. I do not look good.

RavenVonChaos Mon 28-Jan-13 22:53:07

Thanks, I think I am gonna do it on my laptop and lock myself in the bedroom!

Have been getting the kids to do sit ups and plank with me in the morning. Little buggers already have six packs tho.....

Bless you and DH shredding together!

DoubleMum Tue 29-Jan-13 07:19:17

Morning, Chiefs! It's my weigh-in today and I have lost 1.4 lbs which I confess I'm slightly disappointed with given I have a whole person to lose, but it's certainly in the right direction.

Awwight Chiefs.

double 1.4 is a good health weekly weight loss and it is in the right direction.

I just had berries and yoghurt following a fast day yesterday. It was delicious. Hoping for a loss this week

DoubleMum Tue 29-Jan-13 10:01:36

Going to have to be very good this week since we're away all weekend and booked into the hotel for dinner one night. Don't think I can fast though.

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 29-Jan-13 10:09:59

Well done double, slow and steady wins the race!

BsshBossh Tue 29-Jan-13 10:30:30

Double 1.4lbs is excellent. I would definitely be happy with that. I've lost 32lbs in total since last June and many weeks I lost half a pound, sometimes none but it all adds up...

Lizzylou Tue 29-Jan-13 10:36:56

Yay Double!

I am tempted by some Zaggora workout gear. Am I just believing the hype? Does anyone have any??

buzzybuzzybeeshoes Tue 29-Jan-13 11:14:06

Well done doublemum!

Thanks for all the kicks folks, they really helped! I went swimming grin it's a bit of a killer because it' s a club session so runs at the cheapest time they can hire the pool out - 9-10 pm. So it means I have to drag myself out JUST as I am desperate to sit down after the kids' bedtime and I don't get back till 11pm. I'm always glad the next morning though, they push me much harder than I can push my own lazy chief arse wink

buzzybuzzybeeshoes Tue 29-Jan-13 11:18:08

Those eating berries and yogurt - try semi-thawed frozen summer fruits with some vanilla yogurt. OMG it is delicious. May have to add both to the shopping list after being reminded of it now!

DoubleMum Tue 29-Jan-13 11:29:12

Buzzy I can understand why you were reluctant for going out at that time, so extra well done for doing it!

I'm doing my online shopping now. I've got frozen berries down, and turkish delight yoghurts, and cottage cheese. Any other recommendations from people's food this week?

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 29-Jan-13 11:34:02

Get sugar free jelly. 8 cals per portion.

Nice on its own or you can put the frozen berries in it and some yoghurt to make a decent sized desert.

DoubleMum Tue 29-Jan-13 11:56:18

Will do.

DoubleMum Tue 29-Jan-13 11:57:24

Just seen this on Aldi's Facebook page, like the look of the crumpet for lunch.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=476243285769812&set=a.223158217744988.55862.165836530143824&type=1&theater

BsshBossh Tue 29-Jan-13 12:23:57

Double, I've just had a Hartley's 10 calorie Mango & Passionfruit jelly pot - really yum and surprisingly filling (as a snack). I'm a pudding girl and always needs something sweet after dinner - usually it's ice cream but today in the supermarket I discovered 1-serving pots of Yoo Moo frozen yoghurts at around 135 cals a tub that would suit me fine. I'll try one tonight and if it's as delicious as I think it'll be then I'll add it to my online shop.

buzzybuzzybeeshoes Tue 29-Jan-13 12:36:20

Can anyone with the Turkish delight yogurts tell me whether they have gelatine in them please? If they're Muller Lights then they prob will but I can hope!

DoubleMum Tue 29-Jan-13 12:39:12

Yes they do contain gelatine I'm afraid Buzzy.
Bssh I'll try those, thanks

buzzybuzzybeeshoes Tue 29-Jan-13 14:56:59

Thanks for checking double they sound LUSH too.

I took the shred out of its wrapper and I SHROD! I think it is a bit of a knee killer though. What sort of weights are you supposed to use? I only had some 2.5kg ones, I' m not going to start looking more like Geoff Capes am I?

Food going OK today, will be a bit over after hoofing down DD2' s rejected bag of oatcakes ("no likey, Mummy, mummyeatit") - shows how many times I've grabbed their leftovers shock

DoubleMum Tue 29-Jan-13 16:00:11

I have to make a conscious effort to stop hoovering up the kids' leftovers Buzzy. Awful what habits we get into, isn't it.

2.5kg weights just perfect really - if you're comfortable with them. I use between 2-12kg depending on the muscle group and exercise ... so I'd use 12kg for squatting type activities involving my ass and quads but only 2kg for extentiony type things on my arms. And I don't look like Geoff Capes apart from the beard

I just shrod for the first time too. I used 2litre water bottles - which is 2 kilos. I think I'll be using the free stuff for those days when I just can't be arsed leaving the hill. Feck me Jillian and her shrod-bots are way scary.

I've got a bag of frozen summer fruits left over from Christmas - I never thought to use them. Thanks for the tip!

dinkydoos Tue 29-Jan-13 17:11:01

Checking in here. Tick for me , have shrod too grin
From my old ww days, Melba toast used to be a winner snack wise cos they come packed into 6's at around 70 calories or so. top with tiny bit light Philly or something.

Anyone know how many cals in salted popcorn at cinema?

DoubleMum Tue 29-Jan-13 17:26:35

A Cineworld small salted popcorn is a stonking 310 cals for 65g. Not quite sure why.

dinkydoos Tue 29-Jan-13 17:34:14

Flipping heck! Won't be bothering with that then, thanks doublemum

BsshBossh Tue 29-Jan-13 17:53:27

Sorry for not remembering if you've mentioned it before, but who on here are doing the 5:2 diet and how are you getting on with it? I'm thinking about trying it out - doing 500 cal days on two days where I'm quite busy anyway and then five days normal eating (but no more than my TDEE of 2273 cals a day). It means I won't feel so guilty about over-eating on Fridays and weekends.

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 29-Jan-13 18:16:43

I don't have any weights so I improvise with tinned food.

The first two I pulled out where coconut milk and chick peas but I thought that might be uneven so I've gone for spaghetti hoops.

DoubleMum Tue 29-Jan-13 18:54:25

LOL, I'm not sure Jillian would approve of spaghetti hoops ...

Meeeee. I'm 5:2ing. Well I've done it once because I wasn't getting any joy with just calorie counting - 2.5 weeks of no movement when everyone else is dropping weight is quite soul destroying - and I think allows for me not to feel so bad about beer and cheese at the weekend!

Day one of it was yesterday and it was fine actually. Small coffee for breakfast. Salad for Lunch. Paella for tea. Rice cakes for snacks. Lots of water. Doing a Monday all dayer and a Wednesday 1pm to Thursday 1pm for my 2. They are days I'm busy and relatively easy to distract. I'm trying not to go above 1750 on a 5 day on week days and then will see what happens this weekend so I can set a weekend target.

I bet Jillian troughs spaghetti hoops when no-one is looking

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 29-Jan-13 19:31:04

I know, they're not even Heinz!

BsshBossh Tue 29-Jan-13 20:27:40

Tea remind me your MFP username again (if your diary's open that is). I think I might try it out from next Monday...

WillStillNeedTeaAndGin ....... It's open.

BsshBossh Tue 29-Jan-13 20:39:10

Thanks :-)

WiseKneeHair Tue 29-Jan-13 20:41:59

Blimey, this thread moves quickly.
Well done you losers and shredders and everyone else.
I always say I shredded, never realised I should have shrod. grin Although I haven't yet. Getting DC to bed in a minute, then off to do day 3 of level 3 hoping someone calls me hard, even though I'm more like a marshmallow really.
I lost 1 lb today, so pretty happy.
I've got 9 weeks until I go on holiday. Would like to lose a stone in that time. I think it might be a bit of a stretch, but I'll be as good as I can be.

Feck me ... level 3! My pelvic floor can barely cope with Level 1 and I do a lot of exercise. Wise you are my new hero.

namechanger11111 Tue 29-Jan-13 21:25:10

I put on 1lb after my very bad weekend. sad It was 2lbs but I did a big poo went to the toilet and weighed again and it was only 1lb on. blush

I am back on track properly now and am about to go and do half hour on the exercise bike. I keep meaning to take my measurements too.

BsshBossh Tue 29-Jan-13 22:25:51

Well done on the loss Wise! How did the exercise biking go namechanger?

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 29-Jan-13 22:27:27

Level 3? Kudos.

WiseKneeHair Tue 29-Jan-13 22:30:35

Done. It's not getting any easier yet!
Well done on the big poo namechanger
Tea I started level one with a wodge of toilet tissue stuck in my pants! After 3 DC, it was either that or buying some tena. Now, as long as I wee immediately prior to shredding, I'm ok. So, I think as well as reducing my wobbly belly, it does seem to have improved my pelvic floor. grin

Notfootball Tue 29-Jan-13 23:02:31

Hi Tea, I have sent you a friend request on MFP. I've been doing okay with the calorie counting and shredding, have lost over half a stone but have now moved to 5:2 so would be interested in seeing your diary. Not sure if I can fast from breakfast though, I was a right misery when I did it before so did 2pm - 2pm from yesterday.

nilbyname Tue 29-Jan-13 23:13:43

I just did level 2....and I enjoyed it! I got that push through euphoria feeling, was mental!

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 29-Jan-13 23:18:12

Blimey, I'm such a shred wuss.

I've done level 1 every day for 6 days in a row and its no easier than it was the first time. I can do it but I'm no better at it. The first cardio bit with the pretend skipping makes me cry!

nilbyname Tue 29-Jan-13 23:20:57

the pretend skipping is HARD, there is a double jump one on level 2. Mental!

Tabbykat Wed 30-Jan-13 07:28:06

That's the worst bit for me, too! My calves burn so much and TBH they are already quite muscly, want to get weight off everywhere else, not add more bulk there....Have been crap foodwise FRi-Mon as lunch out every day (most unusual) but really have to get back on track. Might go swimming later while DD2 at pre-school - although last week when I went it was just me and the entire six form of the local boys school in the pool - nearly died of shame having to walk my porridgy pasty body back to the changing rooms. And never mind nearly dying of drowning in Lynx, sebum and hormones....

Will remember to take towel to poolside today....

DoubleMum Wed 30-Jan-13 07:39:56

OMG Tabby that sounds like my absolute worst nightmare! Full marks to you for even getting in the pool.
I have lost another 1 lb BUT am not counting it because I may well put it back on over the weekend. Technically though it takes me to half a stone, which is motivating.

BsshBossh Wed 30-Jan-13 07:44:08

DoubleMum pull yourself together woman and count it <stern face>. A lb is a lb and an excellent loss!

BsshBossh Wed 30-Jan-13 07:56:22

Right, today I'm going to experiment with the 5:2 diet thing - eating at 500 cals today and Friday, then eating as close to but not over my TDEE the rest of the days. If it doesn't suit me then I'll go back to my usual diet. I'll still be logging in MFP. I'll be fasting on exercise days because exercise seems to reduce my appetite anyway.

namechanger11111 Wed 30-Jan-13 08:21:43

The exercise bike was good,the only problem was my bum was already hurting from the day before when i went on the bike. It was agonizing and it's still hurting now.

If i can get enough work done this morning then I'm going swimming at lunch time.

WiseKneeHair Wed 30-Jan-13 09:04:05

Well done on the swim Tabby. I'm not sure I would have braved that!
Nimby in level 3 she gets you to do star jumps whilst doing lateral raises with the weights shock
Doing an odd shift at work today in a different place than usual. This means I probably won't get chance to exercise although I could have done it this morning and will be tempted by food. So, need to stay strong today.
Keep chiefing everyone.

Goooooooo Chiefs swiming, biking, shredding.

Signing on for another day of Chiefdom. Today I'm fasting and exercising because my plans for a swim tomorrow have been thwarted by my husbands work and four children!

Bssh - I'm less hungry if I exercise too. Odd isn't it?

<notes benefit to pelvic floor>

DoubleMum Wed 30-Jan-13 09:30:46

Hmm I could definitely do with pelvic floor benefits. <blushes furiously>
Bssh have pulled myself together and logged it!!

BsshBossh Wed 30-Jan-13 11:10:29

I did the same workout I usually do today - an intensive 45 minute cardio sesson on the treadmill and stepper machine at the gym - but I was much sweatier and my heart rate was really turbo-charged. I think it must be the milder weather...

Anyway, I feel great. I really am enjoying exercise. Fast day for me - not hungry yet and guzzling loads of water but time will tell whether 5:2 is for me. My thing is that I'm of the "eat more to lose weight" persuasion so I need to watch that my weekly calories don't go too far down on 5:2. Time will tell.

WiseKneeHair Wed 30-Jan-13 11:28:21

Well done on the loss Double and you should definitely log it silly woman
Good luck tea and bssh on the fasting.
I had forgotten that where I am working today has a Costa on site. I'm going to need to be restrained.

WiseKneeHair Wed 30-Jan-13 11:28:26

Well done on the loss Double and you should definitely log it silly woman
Good luck tea and bssh on the fasting.
I had forgotten that where I am working today has a Costa on site. I'm going to need to be restrained.

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 30-Jan-13 14:25:24

I lost another 3lb. That's my first stone gone in 3 weeks! Boo yah!

I know it's going to massively slow down now but I'm still bloody chuffed!

DoubleMum Wed 30-Jan-13 14:30:15

Fabtastic Randall!!

Wow Randall, that's amazing!
I'm all period-y today. Cramps, ditzy, tired and HUNGRY. Ive been good so far but my key time is when I get home, before I've got dinner prepared.

Im starting to find my evening cycle to pick up the kids MUCH easier. The first week or two I was nearly dead when I arrived, now Im almost perky. I cant wait until it's light when I leave though, Im not a fan of cycling in the dark. We've also got a rowing machine now and it's brilliant. My husband is making me have rest days in between in case I injure myself, but being able to jump on whenever I feel like is fab. We're just renting ours for now, it's £40pm, which is far less than a gym membership for both of us.

You're all doing so well, it's rather inspiring.

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 30-Jan-13 15:37:51

I've still got a long way to go but somehow 2 stone doesn't feel anywhere near as insurmountable as 3 did confused

Well done on the cycling!

namechanger11111 Wed 30-Jan-13 16:26:41

Well done Randall that's an amazing loss in 3 weeks.

I made it to swimming although it did leave me very behind with work. I was starving afterwards and went to the coop for something for lunch but there was nothing that wasn't over 300 cals. I came home and made a massive salad with feta.

DoubleMum Wed 30-Jan-13 16:42:05

You've reminded me namechanger I have feta opened in the fridge, must do something with it quick!
Feeling hungry. Trying to last until dinner.

dinkydoos Wed 30-Jan-13 17:48:52

Amazing work chiefs! Was at a meeting 2 hours drive away today, but came home and shredded immediately to get it done. Amazing how relieved it makes you feel once completed.
Salmon, veg and sweet potato for tea, and maybe cheeky glass of red!

BsshBossh Wed 30-Jan-13 18:21:47

Amazing loss Randall, well done for sticking it out.

Lulabella what a great idea to rent exercise equipment.

My fast is coming to an end in a coupleof hours and it's been fine overall. A few hungry wobbles here and there but it's nice to feel true hunger again and realise the world doesn't end. What's also kept me going is the thought that I can eat "it" (whatever the "it" that is temptimg me may be) tomorrow.

Tomorrow is a normal eating day but I can go up to 2273 calories if I want (might save some of the excess for the weekend though).

BsshBossh Wed 30-Jan-13 18:26:22

I was going through my notes today and realised that I started dieting last February at 210lbs. I was 196lbs when I first started logging calories on MFP having lost some weight on Paul McKenna. So my actual total loss to date is 46 lbs. Another 19lbs to go, though I'll be very happy with 10lbs.

Onwards and downwards, hopefully.

DoubleMum Wed 30-Jan-13 18:42:18

That's a brilliant loss Bssh.

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 30-Jan-13 18:47:17

Wow, Bssh that's a fantastic loss.

We both started at the same weight too, I was 209.6lb. I've got an awful lot of catching up to do!

GeekLove Wed 30-Jan-13 18:48:24

Bssh nice one

Need to fill in yesterday. Didn't have much of an evening meal but went out to celebrate my local feminists group 1st birhday so had some o the booze. Not much though as it is a weekday!

Weighed in on the wii fit and am 5lb down ! But that is more like 2lb net even though AF says hello. So you can loose wieght and eat. No plate croissants!1

10st 2 which means I am no longer overweight!

GeekLove Wed 30-Jan-13 18:49:28

I meant chocolate croissants although they are right about the plate!

DoubleMum Wed 30-Jan-13 19:10:27

Well done Geek!!
I need tactics for tomorrow. It's DS's birthday, and the ILs will be over. DS has requested Dominos pizza and there will be cake. Not bothered about the cake but I need to eat something and it's embarrassing to just eat ryvita or something with the ILs there. I have some filo and some coconut prawns I'm going to cook as nibbles, they're probably not too calorific.

BsshBossh Wed 30-Jan-13 19:43:21