ok, enough is enough, starting the diet tomorrow- does anyone else want to join me for a weekly monday weigh in?!

(79 Posts)
loho Sun 24-Mar-13 21:55:17

i have been saying for ages that im going on a diet, well actually i kind of just plan on eating less/healthier choices and exercising more. i have no clothes that look nice on me anymore and i detest seeing myself in photos.
the time is now! i am now at my biggest i have ever been and im hoping that if i feel i have to check in every week it may give me more motivation,
i know roughly what i weigh but will weigh my self tomorrow morning, i would like to lose around 4 stone (if i achieved this i would still be overweight but it is what i weighed when i met dp)

so... what is your story? how much weight would you like to lose? why?

Ruprekt Sun 24-Mar-13 22:00:59

I have been low carbing since 7 Jan and lost 16 lbs.

Tis the best diet ever and have weighed in every week on MN for support.

It goes agains all weightwatcher rules though.

I would like to be 11 stone so have about 1.5 stone to go. smilesmile

loho Sun 24-Mar-13 22:21:04

Wow that's great, well done!
Are you following a particular method or just cutting out carbs?
I've yo-yo'd the same few stone for the past 10 years, always putting back on anything I have lost.

loho Sun 24-Mar-13 22:26:16

Wow that's great, well done!
Are you following a particular method or just cutting out carbs?
I've yo-yo'd the same few stone for the past 10 years, always putting back on anything I have lost.

loho Mon 25-Mar-13 07:43:29

Yikes im 17 stone 4lbs, hopefully not for much longer.

Convert Mon 25-Mar-13 11:55:14

Hello, could I join please?

I have a very small bridesmaid dress to fit in to make my poor pregnant SIL very happy so I need to lose about 1 1/2 stone. For my own happiness a bit more would be nice but as long as I get in the dress then it's all good!!

I have been low carbing for a week now, I have lost 5lbs and am really pleaseed. I need some motivation to keep going!

Ok, have weighed and I'm 10 st 13 lbs.

What are you planning to eat today Loho?

loho Mon 25-Mar-13 17:03:18

hi convert! when is the wedding?

im easing myself in gently, for breakfast i had cereal, had some left over roast chicken and salad for lunch, also had strawberries and a pear. im having pasta this evening but i will have a smaller portion than i would normally have. i think portion size is a big problem for me.

ive walked a fair bit at work today and plan on taking the dog a hour long walk this evening aswell.

anchovies Mon 25-Mar-13 17:15:04

Oooh I'm in if you'll have me?! Loho we're at strikingly similar starting points with the same goal!

I have lost exactly that amount before but struggled with depression last year and gave up exercise and ate rubbish and before I knew it I am back here! Terrible week, humiliating trip to Alton Towers and then had to give up a snowboarding course yesterday due to generally being (and feeling) fat and unfit...

So moving on and being positive - plan is healthy eating using myfitnesspal, gradual return to running and spinning and 30 day shred. Portion size is my main problem, I like cooking and I like healthy food but just generally eat way too much.

Am very interested in low carbing convert, what are your general meals convert? Are you just going for general healthy eating loho?

Ruprekt Mon 25-Mar-13 18:05:05

Breakfast would be eggs and bacon and mushrooms cooked in butter

Too full for lunch so might have some celery and cheese

Dinner tonight is tuna fried in butter served with broccoli and anchovies and celeriac mash made with butter and cream.

smile Tis such a lovely way to eat!!

No carbs or sugar and once you have gone through the first 2 weeks it is simple!

loho Mon 25-Mar-13 18:52:45

That sounds like a tasty breakfast!

What did you find hard about the first few weeks?

Yes anchovies just going for healthy eating and doing more exercise to start with, if I struggle I may think about a more structured diet to give me a kick start!

Convert Mon 25-Mar-13 19:15:38

That sounds good Loho, I'm quite jealous of your cereal though!!!

Wedding is in 4 months. SIL ordered dresses but they've come and seem to be loads smaller than they should be, all three bridesmaids can't fit in them. She's very upset and is unexpectedly pg, due 6 weeks before wedding so I have promised I will get in the fucking dress!

Hi Anchovies, low carbing is good for me because I'm quite a fussy eater and I've got the willpower of a gnat.

Breakfast is usually scrambled eggs and sausages and bacon, lunch some cheese and ham/salami/cold chicken, tea, tonight I'm cooking chicken breast with parma ham and mushrooms in a creamy cheesy garlic sauce.

The thing I'mreally struggling with is alcohol. I like a drink and would generally have at least one drink maybe 5 nights a week and quite a few more on one of those nights. I've got some vodka and diet pop but it's just not the same. I really really want 5 a bottle of bulmers tonight.

Ponyphysio Mon 25-Mar-13 19:22:40

Can I join too? I'm doing 5:2, tried to up my exercise but managed to break a bone in my foot last week, so that's not really a help! I will weigh when I go upstairs to bath DS!

Convert Mon 25-Mar-13 19:29:34

Hi Pony, how is the 5:2 going? I think if I can lose the weight i might try that to maintain it. (Reluctant to give up carbs forever!)

Convert Mon 25-Mar-13 19:30:35

Oops, pressed the button too soon!

Your poor foot! How much weight do you want to lose?

loho Mon 25-Mar-13 21:05:21

How much exercise do you all do?
I find it really hard to stick to something, tried cycling/zumba/pilates etc but there always seems to a reason (excuse) not to carry on.
Just now the only exercise I'm doing is walking, DD has persuaded me to join her horse riding next week in the holidays, not been on a horse for years so I'm hoping it will come flooding back! Really looking forward to it but Its not something I will be able to afford to do every week though.

I'm off to read up on 5:2, I've heard a lot of positive stories about it but not sure what its all about!

I'm also trying to be positive anchovies, its too easy for me to fall into the negative way of thinking and start binging on crap!

Convert your SIL must be seriously stressed out! I bet she will appreciate your efforts to fit in the dress!

Ponyphysio Mon 25-Mar-13 22:03:35

OMFG. Have just weighed myself for the first time in a year (since DS was born). 11 stone, 8 lbs!!! I am officially a fat fecker - I'm only 5ft 3!! Guess that means I need to lose at least 2 stone sad I've only done 1 fast day so far, but I did find it ok. I'm alright not eating if I'm busy at work.

TeamEdward Mon 25-Mar-13 22:15:45

I'll join you but can't be arsed to did the scales out now.
I will weigh in tomorrow.
Need to lose about 5 stone in total but am aiming for 2 stone by August. I was doing really well about 18 months ago, gym 3 times a week, really toning up under the flab, but then had an emotional blip and returned to comfort eating. Been through some major life changes and go some counselling, now I'm ready to tackle my body!
Like the 5:2 idea, but don't know how practical it would be in family life. My 4yo is a faddy eater, so "Mummy is not eating today" is not ideal for role-modelling! I've had some success with low GI diets before, so will try a Low GI, high protein menu.

WhyIRayLiotta Mon 25-Mar-13 22:20:23

Hello - I would love to join smile

I weighed myself yesterday and was shocked. 14st 1lb. That's almost 2 stone heavier than I was a year ago after having my DD! damn you maternity leave

I ate OK today - but had roast beef and potato gratin left over from yesterday.
I am going to try and low carb - cutting out bread / potatoes / pasta. I'll also try and stop my evening snacks /sweeties / crisps wine after DD has gone to bed.

I would love to lose 4 stone blush My sister is getting married in 8 months and I don't want to feel like a beached whale.

ChippingInIsEggceptional Mon 25-Mar-13 22:29:04

I'm low carbing too.

There are a lot of us on the Bootcamp threads - latest one is HERE it's a chat thread as we are between Bootcamps. New one starting at the end of April smile (Poor Biwi needs the break!!)

BIWI runs the threads and gives out advice, sympathy, support and occasionally the Big Stick grin

The girls/women/followers are all lovely, supportive, friendly etc and there's a great recipe thread.

No matter how you decide to attack your weight loss, I suggest you get Dr John Briffa's book - Escape the Diet Trap. It's £9 in WHSmith and as cheap as £3 on eBay or almost free from the library of course. SO so so worth it - a very interesting read.

Low carbing I'm down 20lb/9kg in 9 weeks and I'm doing it as a vegetarian <no eggs>. It's great because you never have to be hungry.

Exercise - I 'shift my bum' most days. I walk fast enough to be a little short of breath, but not out of breath - so I could talk, but not sing (thank god I can hear you say!) 30 mins pretty much every day -though I didn't walk at all yesterday and only about 10 mins today.

Convert Tue 26-Mar-13 09:59:32

Morning everyone.

Was pleased last night that I didn't give in and have a drink but feeling a bit fed up today. We live in a pub so our socialising is going downstairs for a drink and I'm really missing it. I have been comfort eating to make myself feel better too which is bad, I have stuck to the low carb foods but I just eat for something to do. This should be so easy, just don't put the fucking food in your mouth!!! It's not easy though. Sorry, need to snap out of my grumpiness grin

Ok, today is another day! Not feeling hungry at all yet so might tidy up a bit and go on the cross trainer before I have some breakfast.

What do you eat on your fast day Pony? Do you have to cut down at all on the other days?

WhyI are you just cutting out bread/pasta etc of are you going for full low carb? I find the evenings tough too, DH works late a lot and I'm sitting in front of he tv by myself picking at junk food!

Hi Chipping I have seen the bootcamp threads but they always seem to be on the last week or two when I'm just starting! I have been looking at the recipe thread for inspiration. Is it difficult doing low carb as a veggie? Do you struggle to get enough fat?

Beechview Tue 26-Mar-13 13:24:23

Hi. Can I join?
I've been trying to stick to 3 meals a day and 30mins exercise. I've either been walking or doing a dvd.
Its been working well but I've had some very bad nights recently due to non sleeping baby, and am veryb sleep deprived. This has led me to no exercise since Friday and stuffing my face. I'm really annoyed with myself and need to get back on track.
I need to lose 3 stones but will be happy with 2 at the moment.

I can't bear the thought of being this fat in the summer. I want to be able to wear summery clothes and feel ok.

I've always avoided going out and turn down invites sometimes because I feel like I look shit in everything I wear. I don't want to live like this anymore.

loho Tue 26-Mar-13 18:52:46

Hi everyone!

Well I had porridge this morning for breakfast, had a buffet lunch at work- which resulted in Me felling sick because I ate way more than I should have! We were having a wee party though so it doesn't happen often! I'm not planning on eating anything tonight because I'm honestly not hungry!

But I done well to decline the creme egg brownie someone made and brought in! It looked bloody brilliant aswell!

I'd also like to be able to buy some nice summer things this year, I hate going into shops and trying stuff on, some days I can't seem to find anything that fits me or flatters me. (Presuming of course we are going to get a summer and it stops snowing!)

WhyIRayLiotta Tue 26-Mar-13 19:46:34

Well I had a pretty rubblish day... had an early appt at the hospital with DD that turned into a 4 hour marathon - and I'd had nothing for breakfast and nothing with me - DP went to get me something and came back with a packet of digestive biscuts! so I ate a couple six

Had to go to work straight after so have just had a cereal bar, fruit and juice (I was late - so no break and can't get away to get anything proper!)

I will be better tomorrow!

loho Tue 26-Mar-13 20:09:41

Did you at least have a cup of tea to dunk them in?!

WhyIRayLiotta Tue 26-Mar-13 20:38:07

No I didn't - Just a bottle of water! Anyway I scoffed them too fast to be faffing around dunking grin

Ruprekt Tue 26-Mar-13 21:00:02

I had 2 poached eggs for breakfast.

That kept me full til 12 and then I had moussaka that dh had made. Really delicious.

Packet of pork scratchings for snack and cauliflower cheese made with dbl cream and cheddar.

Having a peppermint tea now.

ChippingInIsEggceptional Tue 26-Mar-13 21:33:31

Convert That's typical isn't it grin Why don't you hang out on the chat thread I linked to - then you'll know when the next one is starting. Also, we're all still doing it, it's just the gaps between the Bootcamps gives BIWI a bit of time to remember she has a life outside of MN grin, but if you have any questions, they will get answered by someone.

It is much harder to low-carb as a vegetarian <no eggs>, especially one who follows Briffa (who doesn't approve of soy/quorn products - for good reasons - so although I don't avoid them totally, I try not to eat too much of them). I'm not sure if dairy is slowing down my progress or not (it does for some but not for others), but I'm losing weight and if I had to give up dairy (again/during this) as well I'd probably stop low carbing & would stop losing weight - therefore, dairy is helping me lose weight grin

Breakfast - whole avocado, 25g of cheese & 25g of roasted seeds (I don't weigh it out anymore, I know what it 'looks' like)

Lunch - tomato, mozarella, basil, rocket, radish, pepper with olive oil & black pepper.

Dinner - Bubble & Squeak - the low carb way grin Intentional Left Overs - cauli, leeks, brocolli, bok choy, brocolli stems (the hard stem part sliced and fried - YUM) & mushrooms (fried then added). YUM. As good, if not better than 'normal' B&S.

Certainly not feeling hungry or deprived and still losing weight - what's not to love!

loho Tue 26-Mar-13 21:40:42

Words cannot describe how much I LOVE pork scratchings! Not had them in ages!

I've managed not to have anything since my massive lunch so I don't feel so bad for over indulging.

I'm about to watch river cottage- probably not a great idea to be watching the food channel

Ruprekt Tue 26-Mar-13 22:08:51

We are watching Paul Hollywood's Bread programme.

So not good when you are lowcarbing!!gringringrin

Not hungry though.

Hi, can I join? I'm on day 11 of the Easyloss Virtual Gastric Band iphone app. I lost 8lb in the first week, have loads to lose as currently 17 stone and also just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes so the time is now really. I'm doing low-GI and much smaller portions. Felt great yesterday when I could wear my jeans again but today I just feel pissed off and cross. Especially wanting to scoff a big easter egg but really won't as my dad died from diabetes complications at 59 and didn't get to meet his grandchildren. I can't allow that to happen to me but feel a bit down as this will have to be a change in my eating habits for the rest of my life. sad. Sorry, having a shit day, hopefully checking in here will give me the encouragement I need.

loho Tue 26-Mar-13 22:57:58

Welcome hanging belly (haha love the name!)

Its really hard isn't it, I'm also realising that I don't just need to just change my eating to lose weight- I will need to change to keep it off!

Just taking one day at a time and hopefully we can motivate each other

Sorry about your dad, you sound really determined to make the change.

Convert Wed 27-Mar-13 11:38:12

Morning all. I have been very very bad. <hangs head in shame> DH has been working loads lately so took me and the DCs out for tea last night to an oriental buffet type place. I caved. The little tiny creme brûlées were to hard to resist and the chocolate fountain Then we went downstairs to do the quiz and I had lots a bit to drink. I woke up this morning with such a bad headache which I think was partly down to the sugar I had.

However normally I would think, well fuck it, I might as well have a bacon sandwich but I haven't and am back low carbing. I think I need to realise I can have a slip up but as long as I don't then give up its not the end of the world.

Chipping will nip over to the thread and wait for the next bootcamp, am off to work now so when I've got a bit more time.

Hello Hanging you do sound very determind. I really hope we can all do this and help each other! It is hard though.

Loho I have a secret love for pork scratchings too!

Right, off for my ten hour shift, have a good day everyone!

Convert, I think a buffet type place must be the ultimate challenge. sad I think you've done great by not giving up, it's got to happen sometimes. We're off on holiday to Devon next week and I think it wil be tough to avoid treats all week.

WhyIRayLiotta Wed 27-Mar-13 13:25:17

Hello smile

I was good this morning - made a breakfast fritatta type thing It was OK (I don't really like eggs!) DP loved it! But I am hungry again and didnt bring anything to work with me - Is there anything I can buy handily for lunch In Boots / tesco / M&S?

Convert Wed 27-Mar-13 14:15:40

Try cold meat and cheese or prawn mayo sandwich filler stuff.

WhyIRayLiotta Wed 27-Mar-13 17:05:55

Thankyou - I had some chicken pieces and some bagged salad from M&S. Cannot afford to do that every day though so will have to get more organised.

I also politely declined some birthday cake in the office this afternoon hardest thing I've done all day

loho Wed 27-Mar-13 21:41:53

Well done for saying no to cake!

I've had an ok day, had porridge for breakfast, a cheese and onion toastie for lunch and I've just had chicken stuffed with haggis wrapped in bacon and loads of veg, actually looking at it I guess my day hasn't really been healthy but I have cut down- honest!

I've had a really busy night, problems with the car and getting DSS organised for a weekend away so not had time to think about food too much!

How is everyone feeling about the weekend?

I find it easier during the week to be "good" because there aren't as many opportunities to eat crap!

I'm kind of looking forward to weighing myself on monday

BerylStreep Wed 27-Mar-13 22:31:27

Hi, can I join too?

I lost about 9 kilos last year with BIWI's low carb bootcamp, then fell off the wagon, and have put it all back on. I am currently 96kg - I have no idea what that is in stones.

I was doing a media course today, and did a fantastic TV interview, but when it was played back, all I could see was my massive round face sad.

So anyway, I have been feeling quite low recently about having put on so much weight - I have had my thyroid tested, and it is fine apparently, so I can't keep hanging around hoping for some miracle diagnosis - I just need to lose the weight. I don't know if anyone else has the constant critical voice every time you pass a mirror, but if someone else spoke to me the way my inner voice does, I would cut them out of my life in an instant. I think seeing myself on TV today has spurred me into action to shift the weight, again.

So now that I have bared my heart, my plan is to go back on the Harcombe diet, which is basically lowish carb with lots of veggies. I think I need to stick rigidly to no wheat / alcohol / caffeine / sugar. I already cycle (sort of) once a week and do pilates - but I think I need to add an extra 2 sessions of exercise - maybe a walk and an hour of DanceStars?

I will feel very virtuous eschewing Easter Eggs this weekend.

Convert Thu 28-Mar-13 10:11:48

No to cake? Well done grin Lunch sounded good too.

Loho, you sounds really positive, have you got the car sorted? I do find weekends harder, mainly because DH is at work for most of it so in the evenings I usually have an drink or two and something nice to eat.

I'm feeling good today, had a sneaky weigh in to see how bad things were after my slip up and I'm down another 2 lbs. Just going to go to tesco and then get the house sorted ready for easter!

Thanks Hanging it's just so easy to think, well I've ruined it now. I would be quite easy on yourself next week, holidays are special! What kinds of restrictions does your dibetes put on you? Can you control it with diet or do you need medication for it?

Hi Beryl love your name! I have a secret hope that my thyroid is underactive grin my Mom's is so I live in hope. I do have that constant voice. When I get undressed at night I can see in the full length mirror and I just think I look so fucking disgusting. I think photos of yourself, or like you being on film make you realise how you really look.
I haven't heard of the Harcombe diet, what kinds of food do you eat?

BerylStreep Thu 28-Mar-13 19:48:12

The Harcombe diet

You really need to read the book to fully get the theory, but to summarise, she reckons that a lot of people suffer from a combination of hypoglycaemia, candida overgrowth, and food intolerances. These result in feeling rotten, and having massive food cravings.

She has 3 basic rules, although there are also other nuances:
1. Don't mix carbs and fats (which includes protein). In practice I don't do any carbs such as porridge or brown rice, but she allows it.
2. Don't eat processed foods
3. Don't eat the foods that feed the conditions (which in my case is wheat, and most probably diary).

In effect, this means that I do a healthy low carb diet, with no wheat, alcohol, sugar and caffeine. She suggests no mushrooms too.

Tonight I had a pork chop served on a bed of raw fennel with a cream sauce. Breakfast was spinach and egg, and ham salad for lunch.

loho Thu 28-Mar-13 20:52:33

No the car isnt sorted yet but its still drivable, going to get my dad to sort it tomorrow night! Its getting quite old and I'm seeing an increase in the number of things going wrong with it! Its never let me down yet though! (Well apart from the million times I've forgot to turn the lights off and the battery goes flat or when I run out of petrol- actually its a wonder it still runs!)

Oopsy I had a chinese takeaway for my tea! It was DP's idea, its just the two of us tonight, which NEVER happens so thought we would treat ourselves. I don't even feel bad about it- it was really good!!! I will regret having it tomorrow

Will have to try and burn off some calories!

WhyIRayLiotta Fri 29-Mar-13 12:12:58

Mmmm chinese grin stop tempting me!

I weighed myself today... I've been very strict no carbing for 3 days - and wanted to see if it made a dent... It did - I weighed 13st 7lbs. That's down from 14st 1lb on Sunday night! 8lbs?! shock

It has definitely given me hopefully the boost I needed to get thought the long weekend Easter egg and alcohol free.

I'm having stuffed mushrooms for my lunch.

Well done Liotta - that is fantastic smile I've been doing low GI - low fat and have lost another 6lb since Sunday which I'm also chuffed with. Let's keep at it girls!

Convert Fri 29-Mar-13 21:04:45

Don't think I could cope with the no alcohol in the Harcombe diet!

Loho, hope you did some excercise after your naughty chinese grin better to have a little slip up if it means you can continue the diet long term though.
Liotta and Hanging, wow, well done! fab results.

PIL have the kids tonight and tomorrow so have made a deal with myself, if I have a few drinks tonight then I will have no easter eggs. Bloody lovely PIL bought me a massive galaxy one. I've been really good with food and I'm finding I'm just not that hungry most of the time. Alcohol is my only problem.
We were with friends last night and they and DH were all drinking lots, I did have a couple of vodkas but really resented not joining in properly with them. Maybe I should move out of the pub grin

Right off to enjoy myself now and will be especially good over the weekend to make up for it!

WhyIRayLiotta Sat 30-Mar-13 15:08:32

Alcohol is my vice too. I think I can happily forgoe the Easter eggs but I would love to drink!

My drink of choice is vodka and diet coke... which I know is low carb... But I am worried the drink will wash away what little will power I have.

Convert Sat 30-Mar-13 19:06:32

Hi all, how's the weekend going for everyone?

Are you worried about the post drink kebab Liotta? grin

I've handed my easter egg over to DH and been very good today. Think I might treat myself with a few pistachio nuts tonight!

WhyIRayLiotta Sat 30-Mar-13 21:22:02

LOL - yep it's cracking open DDs Easter egg is more of a worry!

But I've failed decided to have a drink tonight. I have been saintly all day and I've prepped a low carb brekkie and lunch for tomorrow so I shall allow myself my drink and maybe a malteaser bunny

Happy Easter y'all grin

BerylStreep Sun 31-Mar-13 11:42:28

Happy choc free Easter, all!

Alcohol is my vice, and I think it is one of the main reasons why I struggle with my weight, so it helps me to cut it out. Having said that, we had friends round for dinner last night, and I had some cava, but I am back on the straight and narrow today.

Convert Mon 01-Apr-13 09:52:42

How did everyone do over the weekend? Are we all ready for weigh on day? I'm 10st10lbs. So another 3lbs off this week even though I've been cheating. I'm going to have a full week with no being bad and see how much I can lose if I really try!!

Convert Mon 01-Apr-13 09:54:19

Think I'm going to get my lazy arse on the cross trainer before breakfast grin

WhyIRayLiotta Mon 01-Apr-13 13:05:17

I weighed 13st 5 today grin after my drinks Saturday night and come chocolate and treats yesterday. That's 10lbs since last week!!

I am delighted - but aware that low-carbing will start with a spike of weight loss as its water weight etc.

Hate the cross trainer covert

loho Mon 01-Apr-13 16:51:56

Oh my god ! 10lbs! That bloody brilliant well done!

I have not been very good and I'm ashamed to say I only lost a measly 1lb haha, I really am going to be better this week though, saying that I don't drink and I only had a wee bit of DD's easter egg which makes me think again I need to cut down on portion size, I'm also mad for fruit juice and drink tonnes of it since I cut down on fizzy diet juice, I will limit myself to a wee glass with my breakfast.

Convert Mon 01-Apr-13 17:12:48

Well done Liotta!
Good news that you lost Loho, fruit juice is really bad, some contain as much sugar as full fat coke. I bet next week will go really well if you cut that down.
I'm still not feeling at all tempted by chocolate or anything so really happy about that. I did 20 mins on the cross trainer this morning, and 20 sit ups but the sit ups nearly killed me!

BerylStreep Mon 01-Apr-13 17:51:55

Hi all - Liotta, well done!

I started on Wednesday, so not quite a full week. I am down by 1.2kg which I am pleased with. I have set a mini goal to reach 90kg by the end of April.

I am feeling very virtuous, as I haven't had any chocolate at all over Easter, despite it lying all over the place. Am just about to go out for a cycle.

ChippingInIsEggceptional Mon 01-Apr-13 19:05:03

Loho do you like 'fizzy water'? I love it smile Fruit juice really is the devils work - despite what we've been told all these years. I take it you still haven't read Briff grin

Beryl are you joining us on the Bootcamp thread?

I love Easter Eggs... I've been a bad tempered twat all weekend because I really really wanted one (I'm not really a chocoholic but I am an Easter Eggoholic!) and I have my period - really really not a good combination, but despite MN, the TV, the radio and everyone else banging on about hot cross buns and easter eggs, I've avoided them (I need a gold star please). If Angie Greaves mentions easter eggs once more I'm going to have to reach into the radio and slap her silly! not that I need much provocation, I can't stand her, but I love the music Magic plays < old gimmer

Of course I weighed myself this morning and I've STS <sigh> but then I do when I have my period so it wasn't unexpected. Still - down 20 lbs in 10 weeks so shouldn't complain too much except when I see people like Ray losing 10lbs - 10lbs < well done you!!!! I'm hoping, but certainly not expecting, the woosh fairy might pay me a visit before next weigh in.

WhyIRayLiotta Mon 01-Apr-13 19:43:31

Thanks everyone smile

I have been a bit more lax the last 2 days - but going to be strict again from tmr on. Really want to lose at least 3 stone - so having an immediate loss is really encouraging. I just hope I can stick to it long term - when the weight is slower to move!

BerylStreep Mon 01-Apr-13 20:58:39

Chipping, yes I am watching the bootcamp thread. I will be returning with my tail between my legs though. I did so well last year then cocked it all up.

loho Mon 01-Apr-13 21:12:35

Chipping- yes I love sparkling water! And its mega cheap, I buy the own brand stuff for 20p!
Sorry I have completely have no idea what "briff" is!

Well done everyone! I'm going to try extra hard this week, I'm so easily led off track, must be strong!!!!

Makingmama Tue 02-Apr-13 14:07:13

Hello smile Can I join? Have tried a few threads in the past which I've failed to stick to...but now I'm determind!!! Weighed myself this morning so start weight is 63.5kg (10st) - I'm 5ft4.

Have 3 dc under 5 and I'm working 3/4 days a week plus studying with OU 16 hrs a wk...so time is scarce!

Going to try the low carb route but will allow oats and brown rice at first and see how I get on. I've just downloaded 30 day shred on itunes so will attempt that later hopefully!!

Excited now - I REALLY want to lose at least 1 stone and tone up properly.

ChippingInIsEggceptional Tue 02-Apr-13 18:58:13

Beryl - no one would want you to feel bad x It's always good to have friends back smile

Loho Which own brand stuff is that? The waitrose own brand stuff I buy is a lot more expensive. John Briffa - Escape the Diet Trap, sorry, I thought we'd talked about it before?! Everyone should read it - it's eye opening. Dead cheap on eBay or free to borrow from the library of course.

MakingMama - Hi smile Nice to see you. Bootcamp low carbing is the biz if you want to join us doing that smile

WhyIRayLiotta Thu 04-Apr-13 09:46:22

I have just bought the John Briffa book - its massive shock will take me a while to get through it!

I am still sticking to my low carb. DP is now trying it too - but he misses his massive bowl of porridge in the morning... says he feels hungry all day without it.

BerylStreep Thu 04-Apr-13 12:35:06

Briff is one of those things it is easy to dip in and out of. Enjoy.

He does really good blogs

ChippingInIsEggceptional Thu 04-Apr-13 18:22:22

WIRL - What's your DP having for breakfast - he could be having a king's breakfast if he wanted to! Lots of protein & fat will keep him full.

BoiledEggandToastSoldiers Thu 04-Apr-13 18:44:10

Ooh, am I too late to join in?

Weight has crept up since December last year, am off on holiday the middle of May. Have put on 10lbs sad I used to always be 10st, am 5'8", although clothes do still fit, I tried on my bikini,and I look like I'm made of cottage cheese.

Yesterday 10st 10lbs. Next week who knows?

Do you all come along here daily?

BerylStreep Fri 05-Apr-13 19:09:00

Hi Boiled, welcome. I pop in every couple of days. You'll need to drop the toast soldiers if you want to get rid of the cottage cheese! grin

Makingmama Sat 06-Apr-13 07:51:25

Thanks chipping I'll go and have a look at the low carb bootcamp threads.

Struggling a bit with the low carb - going to stick with it and just hope I get better at avoiding the chococolate come mid-afternoon!!

Just did day 1 of 30DS - have had a high protein muesli for breakfast and going to have an omellete for lunch and bbq for dinner so will just eat the salad and protein.

WhyIRayLiotta Sat 06-Apr-13 08:51:32

chipping we are always tight for time in the morning. I work shifts so DP often has to get DD up ready, fed and out for 8. He usually just grabs what's in the fridge - cooked ham / cheese etc. He loves the cooked breakfast - but doesn't have time for it each morning (and bacon / sausages every day is not ideal) I will see if he can make himself some boiled eggs or something while he is getting Dd ready.

My weight loss has predictably slowed a lot this week. I've lost 1lb. But I'm sticking to low carb. Next week I am going to do more exercise.

I've a weekend away with friends in May and want to be noticeably slimmer by then!

BoiledEggandToastSoldiers Sat 06-Apr-13 10:14:06

Thanks Beryl I am steering clear of bread, which is a shame as DH makes ours and we have some amazing bakeries down here. I know it really affects my weight.

We are going up to London for the day tomorrow to do the Museums, I'm just worried all will go wrong. Luckily the restaurant in the science museum is pretty good. Managed to convince DH we don't need to go to Chinatown, refusing crispy duck and pancakes would be nigh on impossible,suppose I just have to think of my saggy, pale, bod in a bikini! smile

ChippingInIsEggceptional Sat 06-Apr-13 14:48:23

Boiled - too late to join?? I don't think so - I think this thread/these threads will be going as long as women are still breathing grin <sadly too I suppose> Welcome smile I'm here far too often most days smile Some of the restaurants in the museums are worth going to London for smile I think it was the V&A (though could be wrong) where we had a lovely lunch! Still, most of them should do a good protein salad if nothing else. The Duck would be fine, just without the pancakes.

Making the thing with low carb is that it's a bit 'all or nothing' having muesli for breakfast means you wont be low enough in carbs to get into the fat burning which is how low carb works unfortunately. I hope you get time to read the Bootcamp threads and maybe you would even consider joining us on the one that's starting soon? (the 'guidelines' are on a spreadsheet if you want a 'cheat sheet' on how to low carb with good results?!). Avoiding chocolate once you have got into the fat burning stage is really easy - honest. I have been whining about wanting Easter Eggs as I love them, but that's only Easter Eggs because it's Easter not chocolate per se, if you get what I mean. On the whole, low carbing is easy and rewarding and if you eat meat - very easy.

WIRL <I like that - WIRL, great NN> Would DH eat boiled eggs cold? If he would he could do them the day before. I believe a couple of those and maybe some greek yogurt (total or lidl) would keep him going. (I say believe as I don't eat eggs, but it seems to work for lots of others).

Makingmama Sat 06-Apr-13 16:31:20

Thanks for that chipping! I'll def read the other thread...don't want to be wasting my time by not doing it properly - when's the new bootcamp starting? Thank you smile

ChippingInIsEggceptional Sat 06-Apr-13 17:04:06

It's starting on the 29th smile But there are a gazillion 'back threads' you can read and a current thread where we are all chatting. Not sure if I linked to it earlier or not, but it's HERE You definitely don't want to be doing half and half or you'll end up putting on weight shock

Makingmama Sun 07-Apr-13 09:26:58

shock I def. don't want that happening!!! Ok so my plan now is 30ds with balanced eating trying to keep calories down with mfp...whilst I read up on the low carb threads. And then can start bootcamp on the 29th hopefully well prepared! What sort of results am I likely to get? I have until 29th June to lose a stone (maybe 1 and half stone) and get toned so not too rushed. Thank you smile

Makingmama Mon 08-Apr-13 04:43:27

Weight this morning is 9st 12lb smile very pleased with a 2lb weight loss this week - particularly as I've struggled a lot with motivation. This will surely motivate me for the rest of the week smile

Start weight: 10st
Week 1: 9st 12lb

BerylStreep Mon 08-Apr-13 08:26:24

Mama, well done!

I have lost 1.8kg this week, which is a total of 3kg over 2 weeks.

How has everyone else got on?

loho Mon 08-Apr-13 09:19:47

Hi everyone, not been on for a while as been quite busy in RL.

Well I've put on the 1lb I lost last week which I feel really shit about, I thought I had done really well this week, done loads of exercise and been pretty good with eating.

When I was at the gp recently she asked if I'd like to see "the lifestyle advisor" I said I would try myself first but as I clearly can't lose weight to save myself I'm now thinking I might go back and ask if I can meet with her/him.
I've no idea what to expect though

When I lost weight previously (a few years ago now!) I done it by keeping a diary and counting every last calorie- I became totally obsessed with calories and food and its not a path I want to go down again as my dd is 9 and I'd hate for her to pick up on my food hang ups.

BoiledEggandToastSoldiers Mon 08-Apr-13 09:43:28

Todays weight 10st 9llbs, lost 1 lb last week

9lbs to get to lower end of ideal weight smile

Makingmama Mon 08-Apr-13 16:11:27

Well done Beryl that's a great loss!

loho try not to worry too much - I've experienced static weight and even gaining a lb when doing a lot of exercise all of a sudden - if you stick with it you will prob start to see the weight drop off in the next week or so. Maybe you can tell us what you've been eating and you can get some pointers? Also I think the lifestyle advisor would be great to see smile

boiledegg well done! Not far to get to 10st!

Have been really good today - break: high protein muesli, lunch: lots of salad with tin of tuna and olive oil, snack: slice of cheese, dinner: lamb, carrot and garlic casserole with roasted squash...very full now!

BerylStreep Mon 08-Apr-13 20:21:30

Loho I keep a food and exercise diary (with daily weight), but don't count calories. It helps me to look back at times when I have lost weight really easily to see what I was doing / eating. It also helps if you stall or start to go the other way - it can help identify what the cause may be.

Have you had a look at any of the bootcamp threads? I find it works for me, but it's a sort of all or nothing way of eating - you can't really have porridge in the morning, or pasta.

BerylStreep Tue 16-Apr-13 20:36:44

Am I the only one here?

I was about another kilo down, but I have been up a kilo, down a kilo over the last week or so.

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