The wibbly tummies' new thread - (not so) round two...

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utopian99 Sat 02-Feb-13 21:18:01

That'll.teach me to write without checking post numbers first! Sorry for the failure to link...

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Thu 07-Feb-13 00:39:06

Crazy I also try to limit carbs, especially in the evening. As a result my diet is pretty boring, and I do cook separately for the kids as DS eats at 5.30pm which is too early for me.

I generally have

- Greek salad (tomato, cucumber, green pepper, red onion, low fat feta, black olives)
- Baked salmon with salad
- Baked white fish with bok choi
- Chicken breast in parma ham with spinach
- omelette (ham and mushroom) and salad

Sophia- not too bad at Chinese= avoid fried rice and fried noodles and anything in sweet and sour sauce and the lemon chicken/ spring rolls which tend to be deep fried. The duck with pancakes isn't too bad a choice. Things in a soup base (soup noodles, wonton soup) are usually a good choice and stir fried veg/ tofu in oyster sauce/ garlic sauce.

I had a midweek weigh in today as on holiday tomorrow with no scales. Still 10 stone. Am going to try to maintain until next weigh in on the 18th but dont feel massively optimistic, mainly as I suspect we'll be hitting the vino. Going to take myself a bottle of vodka and drink vodka, fresh lime and soda rather than beer.

crazypaving Thu 07-Feb-13 08:35:12

I've lost 2lb after my first week of ww!!! after all my silly earlier shenanigans that puts me at 11st 5.5lb! very proud of myself. now to figure out new ways of cooking and eating...

crazypaving Thu 07-Feb-13 14:42:32

I'm so hungry!!! I've got 16 points left today which will be used up at supper, I've eaten so much fruit and veg I'm worried I'm going to wind up with a serious wind problem blush and I'm still so hungry! it's nearly 5hrs til supper, help!

NanoNinja Thu 07-Feb-13 15:41:08

crazy - was my first day yesterday. Got half way through and thought 'this is easy', but then got to six, was starving, baby crying, glass of wine took up about half my remaining points, and I changed my mind!
Erm, dunno on food - go for walk? Is a distraction and you earn points to eat? Can you reduce evening meal?

crazypaving Thu 07-Feb-13 17:07:07

oh no nano I haven't had any alcohol yet but was worried it might be quite pointy! will we have to drink neat gin? grin so far I have avoided eating anything but am getting hungrier and hungrier. think ds2 is having a growth spurt - usually affects my appetite. I've had a week of feeling hungry - surely my stomach capacity will shrink soon?

MadMonkeys Thu 07-Feb-13 20:03:10

Hi ladies, room for a small one? Well, more of a medium-to-large one! I haven't actually weighed myself for ages, and DD2 is asleep in the room that the scales are in (convenient, that...!) but I know I am way over my pre pregnancy weight. I just feel so hungry all the time now that I'm breast feeding and I'm craving the things that really didn't tempt me that much before - cake, fudge, chocolate... Our main meals are fairly healthy, I think my weight loss method will have to be to axe the cakes etc... or some of them at least! And I'm starting a food diary tomorrow.

I appreciate all the carrot endorsing comments above - last week I accidentally ordered 3kg of carrots on my online grocery order (it could happen to anyone!) so I've had a rather carrot-heavy diet recently. Unfortunately that includes a lot of carrot cake. Right, off to munch some carrots.

MadMonkeys Thu 07-Feb-13 20:04:54

...I probably should have said DD2 is 20wks.

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Fri 08-Feb-13 03:19:25

Welcome monkeys. Yes, always room for another. The attrition rate on this thread has been pretty high, but there are a few if us hanging on in hope.

utopian99 Fri 08-Feb-13 05:20:12

Hi monkeys, welcome and good luck!

Was doing okay again yesterday till dh was late home and ended up having bread and butter to tide me over (supper happened at 9.50!)
Am seriously in ache feeling the effect of my ex dvd, which i have to say I'm enjoying in a wrong way..

YellowWellies Fri 08-Feb-13 06:01:33

Hello ladies found you! Marking my place - have struggled to have an empty bladder post BF moment to weigh myself this week. Still walking 10,000+ steps a day (other than weekends when with DH and the car!) and noticing rapid downsizing in the jeans department so fingers crossed!

Sophiathesnowfairy Fri 08-Feb-13 06:11:02

Thanks for the Chinese advice richman i did as you suggested and I kepts away from the prawn cracks and limited my dim sum so fingers crossed.

Iheartpasties Fri 08-Feb-13 09:56:02

I am hoping to be relatively good this weekend and get a loss on Monday. Been good today.

Iheartpasties Fri 08-Feb-13 10:14:34

Not many carbs today, not much snacking, no cola, I'm hopeful this week will see a loss.

TheTiger Fri 08-Feb-13 10:54:22

<browses latest posts while eating Pringles>

DS had me up half the night and I need fat and salt!

crazypaving Fri 08-Feb-13 12:17:29

yw I hear you on the empty bladder plus big feed - amazing what a difference it makes!

and tiger, I would actually kill someone for Pringles atm.

I am still STARVING. STARVING!!!!! I am tired of being perpetually hungry! what am I doing wrong? I've been doing ww for 8 days now, surely it should be getting easier? I just want to stuff myself with toast and butter and feel full for the first time in over a week. sob.

projectbabyweight Fri 08-Feb-13 14:34:11

I'm still struggling on! Have been thinking and I reckon this must be the hardest time in our lives to try to lose weight, because:

knackered from looking after babies all day (& poss other dc)
not enough sleep
limited chance to exercise
limited time to meal plan/get motivated/even think about it
tempting to eat leftovers from dc like weirdo ds1 who hates eating
need food for energy more than ever
need food for comfort more than ever!
breastfeeding means appetite higher/body trying to hold on to fat
+ probably more than I haven't even thought of...

Good luck to all of us!

projectbabyweight Fri 08-Feb-13 14:37:32

Sorry that all sounded really negative - on the plus side, we are actually doing it so it can't be impossible smile

Iheartpasties Fri 08-Feb-13 21:15:35

Yes it is a hard time to lose weight. Slowly slowly is the key for me smile

Sorry ladies, it's been a while smile

Been working out, Shred going well. I'm just doing Level 3 every day now. Anyone got any other 20 minute workout DVD's they can recommend?

Also....fancy having a go at that new fangled 5:2 diet. How does it work...do I need to buy the book?

Sophiathesnowfairy Sat 09-Feb-13 06:54:18

I wondered about the 5:2 but I work best actually eating properly so decided to give it a miss.

Gt myself down into the 11s am so pleased. 11stone 12 on Fri. grin

Nice one Sophia!! What's your target?

I do fancy giving the 5:2 a go....I've just never done a 'proper' diet like that before. I just stop eating in between meals for a few days, and it never lasts very long before I start snacking again. I think it might help if I had a proper set of rules to follow.

MadMonkeys Sun 10-Feb-13 07:24:03

Finally got round to weighing myself yesterday - 74kg. I was 65kg before my last pregnancy, so that is my target, Seems rather daunting.

Iheartpasties Sun 10-Feb-13 09:35:07

Well I've had lots of treats this weekend. With a Monday weigh in weekends seem to be my downfall! We ate out for lunch today. I bought some weights today though, I need to tone up my arms they are too flabby for most tops atm.

I'm not sure what our plans for valentines day will be.

crazypaving Sun 10-Feb-13 09:42:03

I'm in my pre-pregnancy jeans!! woohoo!! never mind my tummy overhang when I forget to suck it in all the time and never mind that there are pre-ds2 jeans rather than pre-ds1 jeans, they aren't maternity jeans!!

is it possible to tone up abdominals satisfactorily ever again or am I doomed to a life of overhang? I can't find my abdominals to check if they're separated or not which is annoying. I didn't have this problem after ds1 which makes me worry that perhaps they are separated?

I'm still hungry all the time but hey, ww works and I still get to have treats grin

utopian99 Sun 10-Feb-13 18:40:19

I think (hope!) you can regain abs, with the right targeted excercises.. Weighed in at 10lb 9.5oz before the weekend but have been away with friends for a joint 30th and just totted up calories on mfp (knew i was bad anyway) so expecting to be very lucky tomorrow if i haven't gained overall..

Dm is up again tomorrow so hoping to get some hardcore gym in. Still aching from pramactive on Friday though, could be interesting!

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