Lots and lots to lose...

(82 Posts)
TooBigNow Fri 04-Apr-14 23:24:04

I want to lose around ten stones! shock

Yoyo dieted for years with weight going up and up.
Have fibromyalgia and CFS which limits mobility a bit.

Have started with Paul McKenna's Freedom from Emotional Eating this week.
Feeling positive about making the changes needed.

Would love a weight loss buddy or buddies.

FriendlyFeatures Fri 04-Apr-14 23:34:03

Hello TooBigNow I also have about 10 stone to loose!!
I suffer from depression and the recent combination of medication I am taking has lead me to put about 2 extra stones on eeekkk!
Glad you have already started to make changes, I am currently seeing a personal trainer and am following a very strict change of diet plan, basically I can eat fruit,veg and meat.
Would love to join in on your weight loss journey.

TooBigNow Fri 04-Apr-14 23:38:06

Hi FriendlyFeatures sounds like you aren't allowed to eat any carbs.
I did that for a while on a stone age diet with restricted foods to a four day cycle.

How long have you been on the current diet?

specialsubject Sat 05-Apr-14 12:49:39

there are complex carbs in veg. Complex carbs are essential for a healthy diet.

TooBigNow Sat 05-Apr-14 15:15:46

Thank you for the information SpecialSubject.

TooBigNow Sat 05-Apr-14 15:26:37

I've finished reading the book now.
Watched the DVD twice and listened to the CD twice.
Used a headset the second time and it is much better to hear it in stereo.

Felt great after the Havening technique and will definitely keep it up.

Yesterday I walked over 5500 steps according to my Fitbit, but I think it was adding steps while I was driving!

TooBigNow Sun 06-Apr-14 14:12:30

I realised this morning that I didn't eat anything between meals yesterday other than a couple of grapes while I was cooking.
Didn't feel hungry or the need to eat which is amazing.

Watched the DVD again and listened to the CD, including during meals for the eating part.
Weighed myself this morning and have lost 6 lb since I started the diet on Thursday.grin

Didn't go out anywhere yesterday, so only did 1484 steps.
Will go out for a walk later...

FriendlyFeatures Sun 06-Apr-14 15:52:45

You sound really motivated Too 6lb loss is fantastic smile
I have been on this eating plan for about 3 weeks,had a few blips but nothing serious really. I am finding giving up my coffee the most difficult and although have cut down a huge amount am still drinking it!

30SecondsToVenus Sun 06-Apr-14 16:03:28

Hi I'd like to join in for advice and support.

I need to lose about 8 stone and I've zero willpower. I start and get on great then I just stop and go back to old eating habits. I have absolutely no idea why I do it. I know what I have to do but I just can't seem to do it.

I'm miserable and look awful.

I've started a food diary and I'm using a pedometer, starting to walk everywhere too instead of driving or getting the bus on short journeys.

I'll weigh myself every week until I get the confidence to join a slimming class, I'm far too big just now to go to one but if I change my eating habits it's a huge step in the right direction

TooBigNow Sun 06-Apr-14 17:35:47

Hi FriendlyFeatures are you also doing the Paul McKenna Emotional Eating plan?

Coffee is hard as it is addictive. I've not drunk it for a long time as it makes me tired...the opposite of most people!

TooBigNow Sun 06-Apr-14 17:40:45

Hi 30Seconds I've also done the same as you. I lose a couple of stones and then it all goes back on again.

It feels different for me this time with the Emotional Eating plan.
This time it all clicks with me. Some of the emotions that have come out for me with the CD go way back to childhood.
Things I would never have expected to be still an issue with me.

Agree with the embarassment of being so big. sad
I really, really want to be back down to a slimmer figure.
I still don't really see myself as being as big as I am...

FriendlyFeatures Sun 06-Apr-14 21:19:00

Hi Too i've not even looked at the Paul MKenna plan is it good?
Curently doing Paleo (but cheating a bit, still having milk in coffee)
Weighed myself tonight and have lost a stone in just under 3 weeks so I am pretty happy with that.
Hi 30Seconds I thing the food diary is an excellent idea, will also route my pedometer out.
Yes to the embarassment of being so big, this is the fattest i've ever been by a good couple of stone.

TooBigNow Sun 06-Apr-14 21:36:19

Hi FriendlyFeatures I have only just started it, but I have a good feeling about it.
I know that I have issues with food and comfort eating.

Well done on the loss of a stone!!
I had been considering doing the Paleo diet for health issues and have cooked a few things from a Paleo recipe book.

TiffanyAtBreakfast Mon 07-Apr-14 17:52:11

Hi all, can I join in? I have today started a last ditch attempt to shift the ten stone I'm carrying around. Had a really uncomfortable weekend and couldn't put my finger on why, then I got on the scales and saw that I'm over a stone heavier than the last time I was shocked at being 'the heaviest I've ever been'!

Interested to see how you find the Paul McKenna thing, I've been contemplating seeing a binge eating counsellor hmm

Good luck everyone! Would love to buddy up with anyone that would like to.

TooBigNow Mon 07-Apr-14 22:13:27

Hi Tiffany, would love to have you along.

I was in a rush at lunch time and didn't do the slow eating.
Found I was hungry and wanted to pick at things before it was time for supper.

With the PMcK CD I have been amazed at track for Emotional Balancing.
It gets you to dig out an emotion that has been suppressed.
Mine have been from my teenage years...things I haven't thought about for many years.
They just pop into your head.
Last night, I thought, Wow!
It would never have occured to me that I still had emotional issues with them, but obviously I do.
I could feel the heat in my hands while I was doing it.

hardbeingme Mon 07-Apr-14 22:36:27

hi, January the 6th I joined slimming world needing to loose eight stone and at tonight's weigh-in I got my three stone off award.
I genuinely can not believe how well its suiting me and I really do think that's key to it working, I've tried loads of other diets since being a SAHM and this is the first one that I've stuck to for more than a week...

I also do exercise dvds regularly, in secret! (seriously curtains drawn, front room lights off) no one else needs to know about my wobbly bouncing around and general uncoordinated-ness.

I hope you find the diet to suit you x am not going to say the usual thing of 'I wish I'd started it years ago' as I did! I read through the diet a long time ago and thought it looked crap - I wasn't cooking my meals from scratch at the time and it looked like far too much hassle. I also tried the plan last year for a few days before giving it up and going back to the biscuits; I wasn't in the right mind set.

Whereas now the cooking methods are second nature, and quelle surprise giving up binging on cake, biscuits and anything else sweet and fatty did not cause the world to end. I am not missing out on anything the cakes will be waiting in the shops should I need them - this has always been my 'thing' I suppose terrified of missing out? of not having? I can't really explain it, but I do feel better these days and not just cos of the dieting - I feel better in myself, have accepted how things are rather than how I wish them to be.

Sorry that was much longer than i meant it to be! Good luck!

TooBigNow Mon 07-Apr-14 22:45:37

Hi Hardbeingme, congratulations on losing three stones!! Well done!!

My sister is doing the SW plan as she likes doing it. This is her third time I think.
Some of the recipes are nice that she has shared.

The PMcK clicks with me as I know that I do the self destruct thing if I'm doing well at things.
I'm hoping that the hypnosis for the emotional side will help me.

Not that keen on biscuits. My downfall is chocolate and ice cream. sad

hardbeingme Mon 07-Apr-14 22:55:08

yeah those'll do too! sadly not fussy... grin

think I have always been predisposed to eating/binging lots - particularly when alone/in secret and being at home 24/7 has given me far to much opportunity to indulge, at least when I was working I would 'behave' for so many hours a day there and then dp would be home most of the time I was and even if we pigged out together - at least I was sharing!
he's away with work at the mo' and my first thought was 'ooh tub of hagen daas and wine then' but currently the thought of the weekly weigh-in is enough to keep me check. Have a holiday next month too - the battle will start when I get home and have nothing big to aim for.

TooBigNow Mon 07-Apr-14 23:29:33

I'm a SAMH too and have put on loads of weight since giving up work.

What worries me the most is my DD following along in my footsteps.
My DH doesn't really like sweet things much and could leave half a bar of chocolate on the side for weeks!shock
My DD likes sweet things too much.

TiffanyAtBreakfast Tue 08-Apr-14 09:57:24

Thanks for the welcome smile Hope everyone had a healthy Monday.

shock TooBigNow can't believe your DH could leave chocolate for weeks, I could probably leave it for, ooh, minutes!

Happy with how I did yesterday, all healthy other than half a bag of left over popcorn but at least it wasn't a) too horrendously fattening or b) a binge...

TooBigNow Tue 08-Apr-14 22:21:20

Tiffany, if he does leave it on the side...he no longer expects to see it again!wink

TooBigNow Tue 08-Apr-14 22:33:40

I took my daughter out today with one of her friends.
We walked masses and my Fitbit says that I have done 8481 steps today which is amazing for me.
I've set my target for 5,000 per day, but have only reached it once other than this.
Am working my way up to the target. Too much walking would make me ill.

We ate out for lunch. I chose a burger and fries from the limited menu at the venue we visited.
Left most of the fries and added some ketchup to the burger.
Ate it slowly, concentrating on at least 20 chews for each bit.
Felt full up and didn't eat any snacks at all.

TiffanyAtBreakfast Tue 08-Apr-14 23:16:24

Well done for all the walking TooBig, sounds like you were being really mindful with your choices with food too.

I had a good day today - actually went home on my lunch break and did 30 day shred! It was a struggle to shower and dry my hair in time to get back to work but was worth it. Think I'm going to try and get up an hour early tomorrow to do it.

I find exercising early on in the day stops me from ruining my hard work at night! Although I did have a chocolate Shape yoghurt but it was 99cals, so not the worst thing I could've done smile pleased.

TooBig I'm definitely going to take a leaf out of your book and go for a long walk this weekend (will drag DH along)

TooBigNow Tue 08-Apr-14 23:40:32

Great stuff with the lunch time exercise, Tiffany!!

We are out again tomorrow, but there is a great Organic Vegetarian Café that we can go to.
They serve fabulous salads, so will have one of those.

If it doesn't rain tomorrow, will also go for a walk somewhere nice.

TooBigNow Wed 09-Apr-14 20:47:47

Didn't get to the café today as we stopped at the garden centre on the way.
Bought far too much and now have to plant it all!

I did plant about 200 onion sets and shallots in one of my raised beds this evening.
Didn't get round to planting any lettuce seeds yet, so bought some plants which I have put in another raised bed.
Also bought one of those little trays of live lettuce leaves from the supermarket which I will eat while the small plants grow a bit outside.

All I had to eat this morning was two of the little oatcake crackers with some cheese on them.
Tonight I had a large salad of lettuce, tomato and red pepper.
Served it with a piece of French stick and some paté.

Finished off yesterday with 8607 steps.
Have done 4238 so far today.
Feeling quite stiff though and my back is hurting a bit.

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