The Crap Dieters Thread

(232 Posts)
Nancery Wed 12-Feb-14 23:41:02

A place for those of us who regularly fall of the wagon, to gently ease each other back on, or at least to put the second creme egg back in the box...

Following a previous thread, it appears I am certainly not alone in not sticking to anything which will help me shift the extra blubber. Young DC's and hectic lives make quick fixes, or large glasses of wine after they've gone to bed, far more important (at the time) than sensible meal planning or finding time to devote to working out.

Howevet, I am going to Cornwall in April and want to use that as a starting point for feeling less ghastly this summer. If I don't lose much weight, at the very least I don't want to put any more on!!

ColdFeetWarmHeart Wed 07-May-14 23:37:26

thanks RunningKatie - working week is flying by so far, only 2 shifts left thanks to a bank holiday. Next week will seem so much longer though, as I will have to work my first saturday morning shift. And I'll be out of training, and on the contact centre floor, so no more breaks!

5:2 is going to take a bit more planning that I had thought. I had planned to just have dinner, with maybe a couple of cups of tea to see me through. But working evenings, and eating main meal at 9:30pm is a bit too difficult, to begin with at least. So I'm going to plan meals better so that I can have a small lunch before I go to work, and a small dinner when I get back. And if I'm still struggling I might work my way down from 1000 calories to 500 on a fast day.

It's been ages since I regularly exercised.....probably late 2011!!! whoops!! I'll work on that one once I have got into a good routine with work etc. I admire anyone who can actually get up and do some exercise! lol

RunningKatie Wed 07-May-14 17:36:10

Good luck with the 5:2 coldfeet. Hope your week of evening shifts flies by.

I'm counting calories using mfp. I realised i was just eating way too much, portion control had long gone.

I've got back into it this week, i was definitely self-sabotaging with dh being away and then just eating crazy amounts of sneaky easter chocolate.

Went for a run last night and a bike ride this morning, if i can get exercise incorporated it'll help my mindset hugely.

ColdFeetWarmHeart Tue 06-May-14 00:16:11

Are you following any kind of eating plan/counting calories etc RunningKatie?

ColdFeetWarmHeart Tue 06-May-14 00:15:34

Not this weekend RunningKatie - I am just working evenings at the moment, and will start my normal shift patterns next Monday. From then I will be working Saturday mornings, so not too bad.

I've decided that I am going to try and follow 5:2. I've kind of been heading towards that over the past 2 weeks anyway - seen as I'm getting in from work at 9pm I am trying to have dinner about 9:30, and have obviously been trying to leave lunch until a bit later as well. First week was a bit tough, but I have found myself eating less in the last few days. Even though I was at home/my parents all day today, my first proper meal was at 7pm and before that all I had eaten was 3 go ahead slices, and a couple of hot chocolates.

RunningKatie Mon 05-May-14 21:36:09

Have you worked the weekend ColdFeet? DH worked today so we've been to visit my DM.

The weight doesn't seem to be shifting at all for me at the moment, I'm feeling somewhat fed up, I know I need to exercise more and I'm eating too much chocolate too.

ColdFeetWarmHeart Fri 02-May-14 22:16:21

it's a bit chilly everywhere!! I had a flask full of boiling hot chocolate to get me through an evening at work before freezing to death! sod going out for a run/cycle!!

DD still up when I got in - full of beans and running round, so better than last night when she was crying for me. I am actually getting dinner tonight, though DH has gone off to get a chinese ......... whoops.....

RunningKatie Fri 02-May-14 22:04:23

Hope you had a better evening today ColdFeet. I love pringles, my mum had some the other week but thankfully my nephew got there first and finish the tube.

DS is yelling his little head off, more teeth I fear so the next fortnight or so will be trying. DH is working on Monday too sad

I went cycling again this evening, managed to numb two fingers in the process. It's a bit chilly around here tonight.

ColdFeetWarmHeart Fri 02-May-14 00:45:21

well, tonight I didn't even get dinner! I got home about 9:15, and DH informed me that DD had been crying and asking for me for an hour sad - it took us ages to get her to settle down (think she's teething a bit) and we were sitting quietly in the lounge while we waited for her to fall asleep. Our flat has a silly layout, with the kitchen opposite the bedroom - I daren't go into the kitchen and set her off again, so I thought I'd wait and have my dinner once she went to sleep................she finally gave in just after 11!! Too late for a proper dinner, so I have had a couple of chocolate digestives, and some pringles blush

On a more positive note, I did pop to the shops earlier, and get some low calorie ready meals for after work. Hopefully tomorrow DD will be sound asleep when I get home (doubtful - only happened once in the last fortnight!)

Hairylegs do you like roasted veg? sweet potatoes/buttnernut squash in particular - they might help to curb your carb cravings.

Hairylegs47 Thu 01-May-14 08:52:16

I'm late to the wagon, but can I join too?
I have been following a low carb high protein diet, managed to lose over 3 stone BUT fell off a couple of weeks back. I'm now a size 16 - very wonderful - but the bread, the scones, the buttered mash potatoes, roast potatoes are screaming out to me.
Can I get a boost from anyone??

RunningKatie Thu 01-May-14 08:13:31

Heavens, 9.30 is late, i'd like to be in bed by then! I would definitely get some low cal ping meals in, and hide the fryer! wink

Raining here today so the planned walking is out of the question. I don't mind, ds would be in the buggy but dd is under the impression she'd wash away.

Have my food under control a lot more this week so feeling chirpier.

headoverheels Thu 01-May-14 07:46:10

ColdFeet, I usually have a couple of low cal ready meals in the fridge to fall back on. OK so it's not as good as cooking healthily from scratch, but I reckon compared to an unhealthy meal cooked from scratch it's the lesser of two evils!

ColdFeetWarmHeart Thu 01-May-14 01:38:38

Failing terribly at the moment. My new working hrs don't help too much. I'm getting in from work at 9:30pm, and tonight I found DH had done chips (in deep fat fryer), bacon and eggs for dinner!! Brilliant!! [Hmm]

Am seriously considering just buying a load of low cal ready meals in (m&s count on us, weight watchers etc). Yes it would be better to cook a proper meal from scratch, but neither of us have the energy at the moment!! At least it would be low calorie!!

RunningKatie Mon 28-Apr-14 21:11:02

Hello Nancery! Welcome back, hope you had a lovely holiday.

I have put on 2lbs this week so am well deserving of the Crap Dieter of the Week Award. I've eaten too much chocolate and just hoovered random foodstuffs up.

I've borrowed Paul McKenna's "stop emotional eating" from the library today so intending to switch off and start reading soon.

Nancery Mon 28-Apr-14 20:55:32

Hello...? it's me, the OP! I fell off the wagon spectacularly but am trying to get back on it. Today has been so so (basically as I was rushing about till 2 so didn't really eat till then!) but I really want to try and find the motivation as I have a wardrobe full of lovely clothes and look decidedly rotund in half of them blush

Now gong to read through the thread (been on holiday for a week so not been reading) and catch up...

ColdFeetWarmHeart Sun 27-Apr-14 22:13:06

yep, I feel I look fairly pregnant in most tops, and if I get a top that's too baggy/not at all fitted then I just look absolutely awful!! - frumpy and bigger than I actually am as I have quite large breasts.

I need to lose a ton of weight and/or get Gok Wan or similar to go shopping with me so I can work out what I look best in.

RunningKatie Sun 27-Apr-14 21:17:37

I'm going to look that book up headoverheels.

Coldfeet - good luck with the shopping! I get paranoid that I look pregnant in maxi dresses, I need to get my stomach toned up and also stop caring quite so much what other people think.

tumbletumble Sun 27-Apr-14 20:19:47

Posted on wrong thread - sorry all.

ColdFeetWarmHeart Sun 27-Apr-14 00:57:49

RunningKatie the coffee/hot chocolate and cake is often the only enjoyable bit of shopping! Actually most of the time I come back with things for DD and nothing for me!

I'm currently trying my best to shop for holiday (swimsuits / kaftans / maxi dresses) and new clothes for work ..... failing massively at the moment!!

tumbletumble Fri 25-Apr-14 16:58:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

headoverheels Fri 25-Apr-14 16:57:10

Mysweet, I know exactly what you mean. I also eat healthily and exercise quite a bit, but then spoil it by eating loads of crap as well.

I think the key thing for me is portion size. At the beginning of the year I read Eating Less by Gillian Riley and would really recommend it. Not a diet as such, but a look at some of the reasons why we overeat and some techniques for bringing it under control.

MysweetAudrina Thu 24-Apr-14 09:24:52

Have had 3 good days. Trying to limit sugar as its my downfall. Eating lots of lean protein, veg and fruit and also complex carbs. I was so unhappy with my weight on hold last year that I swore it would be different this year but eating a 100g bag of mini eggs every day for the past 2 months has not helped matters. I eat quite well but I eat so much crap on top of my good stuff. I exercise a bit, 5km park run on sat morn, 2 aerobics classes, swimming so underneath the fat their must be a wonderfully toned body. I think I am a sugar addict and once I start on it I don't seem to be able to break the cycle until I reach saturation point and then I get a couple of months where I am in control again and then I binge for a couple of months. So sick of it but not sure how best to manage it.

MysweetAudrina Thu 24-Apr-14 09:23:53

Have had 3 good days. Trying to limit sugar as its my downfall. Eating lots of lean protein, veg and fruit and also complex carbs. I was so unhappy with my weight on hold last year that I swore it would be different this year but eating a 100g bag of mini eggs every day for the past 2 months has not helped matters. I eat quite well but I eat so much crap on top of my good stuff. I exercise a bit, 5km park run on sat morn, 2 aerobics classes, swimming so underneath the fat their must be a wonderfully toned body. I think I am a sugar addict and once I start on it I don't seem to be able to break the cycle until I reach saturation point and then I get a couple of months where I am in control again and then I binge for a couple of months. So sick of it but not sure how best to manage it.

RunningKatie Thu 24-Apr-14 08:42:16

I failed to run, dd was having nightmares at 4.30am. Shredded instead but failed a bit as the dc's appeared for the last 5 mins. Chaos ensued.

I hate clothes shopping coldfeet, i also hate shoe shopping. I like the coffee and cake bit of shopping too much!

ColdFeetWarmHeart Wed 23-Apr-14 22:39:00

Oh to be 12st again!!! envy

Got to lose as much weight as I can, as quickly as I can. I need new clothes for work, and shopping trips have been unsuccessful so far!!

RunningKatie Wed 23-Apr-14 21:27:06

I've just calculated today's calories on mfp. Ah, oops.

Run tomorrow morning at 6am I think.

Headoverheels - we can do this! I want to be under 12 stone before my hols so before the end of June. Do you have a target date or event in mind?

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