The 'Avoid The Quiche' Quiche- Part 2!!!

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HenriettaPye Mon 26-Aug-13 19:53:13

Hi all!! (waves!)

Cant believe our last thread filled up so quickly!

For those of you who don't know us, the 'Avoid the Quiche' Quiche is a group of people who all want to lose a substantial amount of weight (no coming on here complaining about the half a stone you desperately need to lose, thanks very much!) We all have different personal goals and reasons for wanting to lose weight, whether it be for a special holiday coming up, to aid fertility or to be healthier. This thread is a place to share your highs and lows, talk to like minded people, get encouragement and offer support to others when they need it!

Official weigh in day is Wednesday- Slimmer of the week will get a virtual bunch of flowers, woohoo!! flowers

I personally am aiming to lose 6 stone. It wont be easy but i've got a great bunch of ladies behind me keeping me focused and for that i'm very grateful! smile

Sirzy Mon 26-Aug-13 20:00:59

Checking in!

Can't believe we only had 2 weigh ins on the old thread!

welcome to any newcomers to this thread!

I have lost 2 stone, got between 2 and 4 more to lose. Dropped from a size 18/20 to a 14/16 already and want to get into a size 12 before next may.

MiaWallace Mon 26-Aug-13 20:14:04

Yay a nice new thread.

I aim to lose 4lb by the time this thread is filled (which given the speed the last one filled up will be about 2 to 3 weeks)

Welcome to the newcomers and anyone else who would like to join.

I am using MFP to calorie count (anyone is welcome to add me miawallace32). I have lost 6lb in the first 2 weeks and I'm hoping for a loss on Wednesday.

Had a few slip ups but the lovely ladies on this thread keep me trying. I love this thread because we not only discuss the superficial stuff like nice clothes and new haircuts but we also understand and share the psychological issues which have got us here in the first place.

MiaWallace Mon 26-Aug-13 20:16:27

Forgot to include my daily inspiration

- After spending the weekend on the beach my inspiration is to be wearing shorts and vests when we go back next summer rather than jogging bottoms and t-shirt!

Sirzy Mon 26-Aug-13 20:19:18

My daily inspiration is to be able to wear a bikini top next year on holiday.

HenriettaPye Mon 26-Aug-13 20:25:37

My daily inspiration is to be able to go out for lunch/dinner and feel confident and not think everyone is looking at me!

LegoAcupuncture Mon 26-Aug-13 20:25:40

Wow, thread number two already!

Welcome to the newbies and well done to the "losers" from the last thread who WI today. Keep up the good work!

As I said, my sister insisted today, she didnt bring cake but we did get Chinese food. I was goodish and had char sui chow mein. Still within my daily poins as had fruit for breakfast and a ham roll and Cous Cous for lunch. Am really stuffed now.

So from the last thread this was the weight lost:

Week one 28lbs
Week two 46.9lbs

That's 74.9 lbs! Or if you want to visualise, we have lost an 11 year old boy! Yes a whole 11 year old boy!

HenriettaPye Mon 26-Aug-13 20:27:00

Ah thanks for working that out Lego! We have done really well- and there's been no gains so far!

phantomhairpuller Mon 26-Aug-13 20:33:20

Checking in grin

Welcome all newbies.

randomwhistle Mon 26-Aug-13 20:38:55

Hi, I'm taking my seat! (I'm a newbie, joined on the last page of old thread!)

randomwhistle Mon 26-Aug-13 20:40:06

My daily inspiration is to feel confident walking down the road on my own, not constantly hiding behind a pram.

Yay new thread!! grin

My weight gain (and now loss journey) started on the 22nd May 2010 which was my wedding day! I stood on the scales and weighed in at 11st9, the heaviest I had ever been. I was very confused but put it down to coming off the pill and was awaiting my first cycle hmm so thought I must be coming on, plus boobs had doubled in size! 10 days later we got back off honeymoon and discovered I was indeed 8 weeks pregnant (to this day my naivety surprises me!). I piled on 4 stone with DS1 and lost 2 stone afterwards. 1.5 years later I fell pregnant with DS2 and ballooned another 3.5 stone. DS2 was born on the 3rd June this year. On the 7th June I stood on the scales for the first time in about a year and thought now or never! I weighed 16 stone. I have currently lost 35lbs based on last weigh in and aim for 2lbs per week. I want to lose 1.5 stone to be 'healthy' bmi again and 2 stone to get to perfect weight.

It sounds silly but one of main motivations for me is that I have the most amazing DH who is loving, supportive and perfect in my eyes. Though he has never put an ounce of pressure on me about weight and I know loves me whatever size I am, I want to be able to give him at least a few years of the confident wife he married, who was happy to wear beautiful clothes and didn't worry constantly about what others thought! I don't think I've allowed DH to see me completely naked in the light since our honeymoon!

LegoAcupuncture Mon 26-Aug-13 21:31:02

Anyone still doing the squat challenge? I'm on day 15, have done 140 squats today, all in one go, something I never thought I'd be able to do when I started it. Half way through it and quite enjoying it.

LayMizzRarb Mon 26-Aug-13 21:41:22

Lego! That's 180 packets of butter!
Welcome to the thread all the new MNers !
It certainly keeps me motivated!
Thank you everyone !

Lorelai Mon 26-Aug-13 21:43:57

Marking my place/saying hello. I get the feeling I have the most weight to lose here; about 10-11 stone. I have never been thin, I did my first diet aged 10. This WILL be the last one though! I started slimming world lastweek and will be weighing in for the first time on Wed .

LayMizzRarb Mon 26-Aug-13 21:53:38

Lorelai - you are so not alone. I have lost 1 stone, but still have another 12 to go. Lets stick with it and do it for good?

MoominsYonisAreScary Mon 26-Aug-13 22:09:44

I've steadily been putting weight on since ds3 was born 2.5 years ago. When he was 6 months old I lost ds4 at 20 weeks pregnant and piled the weight on. Ds5 was born 16 months later and by that point I was 15 stone.

I started sw 7 weeks ago weighing in at 14 stone 10 and im now down to 13.6. My friend is getting married on the 14th and id like to have lost at least 4lb by then.

this week im going to walk to the shop every day, even though its really hilly and takes forever with the toddler. Also, even if I have crappy nights with the baby or toddler I will suck it up and not use the tiredness as an excuse to stuff cake into my mouth grin

cq Mon 26-Aug-13 23:25:34

Found you! Checking in on our sleek new thread.

I've been a bit slack over the long weekend, have not logged onto MFP at all but have tried to make healthy choices and have had no booze for 10 days nowshock

Aiming for a good day tomorrow before WI Weds.

I wonder how many small boys we can lose between us by the end of this thread! Love that analogy, Lego

IsaacCox Tue 27-Aug-13 06:42:31

Morning all. Lovely new thread smile

I had a lovely but not very healthy weekend, though I did resist a lot of bad food (really craved a mcdonalds breakfast yesterday but didn't give in!) and didn't eat as much rubbish as I would have if I wasn't dieting. Back on it 100% today. Going to the gym later for a 'last chance workout' before weighing in tomorrow.

My daily inspiration is a trivial one today. I want to be able to wear a ponytail all scraped back without a side fringe that I think makes my face look less round hmm

Sirzy Tue 27-Aug-13 08:12:35

Love the small boys annalogy!

DS weighs 15kg and my next target is to lose what he weighs! I have lost 12kg so far so another 3 to go (he better not put on too much weight in that time grin)

HenriettaPye Tue 27-Aug-13 09:29:45

Good morning all!

My period is due in the next few days and I have woken up wanting to eat everything in sight! sad Does anyone else get like this? I really binge on food when at this time of the month. I know there is a packet of strawberry and white chocolate muffins in the cupboard and I'm desperately trying to forget about them...

YellowCanary- your DH sounds lovely. Mine hasn't seen me naked unless its dark for the past few years either. When I lose the weight I'm hoping I can relax a little in the bedroom department too, because being too fat is always in the back of my mind and I worry that my body will repulse him, which I know is silly as I know he loves me regardless of my shape!

Lorelai - according to boots scales I need to lose 9 stone, but if I lose the 6 I'm aiming for I will be happy!

Lets make it our aim to lose another small boy by the end of this thread! Weigh in tomorrow!

phantomhairpuller Tue 27-Aug-13 09:47:10

Morning all grin

Henrietta- I completely sympathise, I'm exactly the same when I'm due on. Nightmare!!

Well, I'm back at it full-throttle today. Food choices over the b/h weekend were ok but I succumbed to quite a lot of booze one way or another blush
I'm now on day 9 of the shred, I've done it everyday since it arrived! Quite proud of myself really!
Am thinking of moving up to level 2 after tomorrow- anyone got any experience of L2? I'm a bit scared wink

Have a great day all.

Sirzy Tue 27-Aug-13 09:50:47

Yes henrietra I know that well!

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Tue 27-Aug-13 10:12:19

Morning all. Weigh in tomorrow!

I think I need to lose about 6 stone to be in the healthy bmi. To be honest that is too daunting at the moment so my mini target is to lose 14 kilos from the start. Ovet the last 2 weeks I have lost 1.2 of those and hoping for more this week.

My daily inspiration is that I would like to be able to go horseriding with my daughter when she goes for the first time. I am too heavy right now and I figure I have about 18 months to lose enough to not feel like I would need a shire to hold me.

cq Tue 27-Aug-13 10:24:44

Now, Henrietta <adopts schoolmarm voice> Why do you even have strawberry and white chocolate muffins in the cupboard?

There are certain foods yes you, freshly baked white bread that should just not be in the house. When resistance is low, it's too easy to grab junk if it's in the cupboard. If it's not in the house, you can't eat it, simples. My kids might moan that there's nothing nice to eat, but I don't want them to get in the habit of reaching for junk either. A slice of toast is a good enough snack.

Fill your fridge with hard boiled eggs, chopped up carrot, cucumber, peppers etc, hummus to dip them in, fruit in the fruit bowl. Reach for that if you need to do some mindless snacking.

OK, lecture over. Hope I haven't offended - but this is what we're here for, right? smile

clarinetV2 Tue 27-Aug-13 10:35:12

Yay, lovely new thread! YellowCanary I so know what you mean about the weight loss slowing down. A year ago I was losing three pounds most weeks, but it's down to just a pound a week now, and any slip-ups can mean no loss at all even if I've kept to plan for the rest of the time. The toughest time for me to stay motivated was a few weeks ago, when I was still nearly a stone away from my goal - luckily for me, Henrietta started this thread, which could well have saved me from probably not chucking the whole thing, but at least shifting to maintenance mode a stone early. Now I'm so close to my goal that it keeps me going, plus I've got used to only losing a pound a week and being pleased about it rather than disappointed it's not more.

Hello again Lorelai and good luck with SW and tomorrow's weigh-in. I did my first diet aged 9 and am also determined that this will be my last. Really, really determined. We can do it!

HenriettaPye Tue 27-Aug-13 11:59:45

No CQ you are so right!!! They shouldn't b there, I went to get my shopping yesterday and bought them thinking I could have one on Wednesday night for a treat after weigh in! However now they are sat in the bloody cupboard shouting 'eat me now, eat me now!' grin

MissElodie Tue 27-Aug-13 12:10:18

Hi all, thanks for the shiny new thread Henrietta and the nice intro - can't believe we are on a second thread already!!

Welcome to the newbies from the end of the last thread smile

random I am like you hiding behind my pram! I hate it if I have to go out and walk on my own, just a few months ago I had a dentist appt and my DP was off work so could look after DD but I still insisted on talking her with me as I feel I'm not as 'on show' if I am pushing the pram!

Henrietta yes I seem to get the need to binge pre-period - its not good! And I know what you been about holding back in the bedroom department. I have got so many hang ups, my DP hasn't seen me naked and I really think he would just be so turned off by it urgh blush.

Actually that's my daily inspiration for today too - I know being more confident and happy in myself will help to have a positive impact on my relationship with DP, and it would be nice to feel like he fancies me again smile

MissElodie Tue 27-Aug-13 12:19:00

Those who aren't just starting out and have already lost a bit of weight - how long has it taken you so far?

I am planning on taking it quite slow and am aiming for 1 - 2lb weight loss per week. I've written down the dates that I hope to achieve each half stone weight loss as my targets. Its going to take me a loooong time but I WILL get there!!

clarinetV2 Tue 27-Aug-13 12:43:22

MissElodie, I've been going for a little more than a year now - I started in August 2012 and as of last week's weigh-in, it's four more pounds till I hit my final target. I did exactly what you're planning on doing, and set half-stone targets all along the way.

Those of you who get the pre-period need to binge, just you wait until you're menopausal... There are some days when if that small boy we've just collectively lost came near me, I would eat him, trainers and all!

Lorelai Tue 27-Aug-13 12:58:58

Afternoon all. It's really lovely to have so many people to chat to here, and to hear all your different stories.

I think if I take it slowly it will take me almost 2 years to lose the lot shock but I am hoping to do it a bit quicker than that, or at least to be above the 1-2lb per week average for the first few stone, get down to a slightly more normal level of overweight relatively quickly, then I will be ok with the weight loss slowing down for the end part. Is it too ambitious to hope to lose 3 stone by Christmas? Maybe not if I manage to keep going the way I have started - I have swum another 2.5km this morning, and in 10 mins less than I did it on Sunday (took 1hr20 today), so that is 9.5km in a week. I've also been pretty good with my food, so I am hoping for good news on the scales tomorrow.

clarinetV2 Tue 27-Aug-13 13:23:39

Hmmm, Lorelai, if my Maths is correct, 3 stone in four months is very slightly over 10 pounds a month, about 2.5 pounds a week. Which is a lot, but probably do-able in the early days, I think.

Are you the kind of person who works best to really challenging targets and is fairly philosophical if you don't quite hit them, or the sort of person who needs securely achievable targets which you will probably exceed? I'm the latter - if I'd missed any targets along the way I would have felt downcast and de-motivated, so I deliberately went for targets that were easier to get - and mostly exceeded them which made me feel great and was motivating. Horses for courses. If you want a challenging target, then go for the 3 stone by Christmas. It's not out of the realms of possibility, and if it would give you motivation and buzz, go for it! Otherwise, if you want a more easily achievable target which you will probably exceed for the first few months at least, how about half a stone a month?

HenriettaPye Tue 27-Aug-13 13:25:12

Me and DS (3) are having a cuddle on the sofa while baby is in bed as he's loaded with the cold. He's playing on the ipad with his head resting on me and I'm mumsnetting. I just read clarinets comment about eating a small boy and laughed out loud and DS said 'oh mummy I just love it when you laugh and your tummy jiggles up and down!' confusedconfused

Lorelai Tue 27-Aug-13 13:37:31

Henrietta - reminds me of DD2 (2.9) who a couple of weeks ago was prodding my bingo wings upper arm and saying 'it's all squishy' - thanks kid smile

Lorelai Tue 27-Aug-13 13:39:46

clarinet - I think I need to set big targets to avoid becoming demotivated - if I tell myself it is only realistic to lose it slowly then I won't see the point in carrying on. Hopefully I will have a big loss this week and a decent one next week, meaning that I can lose the first stone in a month, then 2 stone in 3 months is a bit more realistic. Does that make sense?

clarinetV2 Tue 27-Aug-13 13:54:16

Yup, makes total sense, Lorelai. Good luck with tomorrow's weigh-in, and here's to three stone by Christmas wine (virtual wine being calorie-free, you understand!)

Sirzy Tue 27-Aug-13 14:00:16

I want to have lost another stone by Christmas taking me to 3 in total. Although I think that's going to be a big ask the way things are stagnating

randomwhistle Tue 27-Aug-13 15:38:33

Hey all! I had an awful night with baby he is cutting his first tooth and was up pretty much all night. It was a huge blow to the system considering he has slept 6.30-7 or 8 every single night sine he was 8wks old. Hoping tonight is better.
Its a fast day for me here, my plan is 3 fast days a week then the rest of the days 1200cals. I have just the one meal on a fast day usually at 5 but I've been out since early taking the children on the train and I've resisted all snacks.
My daily inspiration is to be able to go the hair dressers and not cringe when in front of the mirror.

Isthiscorrect Tue 27-Aug-13 16:19:21

Wow you ladies are inspirational and so motivated smile This is only my second post and I have managed to do some of the things suggested before. Firstly I went and talked to a friend, I've never spoken about my weight before and she pulled open her drawer and out came loads of WW books. So that was a great start. She also let me get weighed on her very wizzy high tech scales and I weighed (gulp) 17.53. So Im not even sure how much to realistically lose but I'm going to say 6st, leaving me at 11 and 1/2. My water intake has been upped massively, I never drank water before but its helping a lot (I know its only been two days but we must start somewhere, sure did make me pee a lot 3 times in one tv programme last night! She also helped me with some recipes, so thats good.
My thought for today is I really want me knees to stop paining me so much.

Sirzy Tue 27-Aug-13 16:22:13

My thought for today is I really want me knees to stop paining me so much.

I have had trouble with my knees since I was 15, since I have lost weight I have had hardly any trouble with them at all. Hopefully it helps you in the same way!

LegoAcupuncture Tue 27-Aug-13 16:43:20

grin clarinet, you made me snort and woke the cat on my knee. He isn't impressed.

My nspiation for today, I want o be able to walk around the supermarket and OT feel people are watching what I'm putting in or what I'm looking at.

HenriettaPye Tue 27-Aug-13 17:05:52

Lego, I'm glad you do that too! blush

moonshine Tue 27-Aug-13 17:34:43

Hello all, old & new! Weigh-in tomorrow already? <nervous>

I need to lose my son wink. He weighs 4.5 stones, so that would more than do me although I would still be in the overweight category. But I do believe that lots of diets fail because people aim for too low a weight - we're not all destined to be 8-10s.

My daily inspiration is I would like to be able to choose and wear clothes because I love them, not because they just fit and (supposedly) cover my worst bits.

clarinetV2 Tue 27-Aug-13 17:44:48

Apologies to your cat, Lego, and I feel exactly the same in supermarkets!

randomwhistle, sorry if this is over-stepping the mark, but I'm worried that your overall calorie intake might not be enough. As I understand it, if you go substantially under 1200 calories a day, your body goes into starvation mode and starts disproportionately burning lean muscle instead of fat, because it thinks it needs to conserve fat to survive. Or something like that. And as muscle burns calories faster, in the long run you end up losing less. I might not have the science exactly right, but 3 days on 500ish assuming that's what you mean by fasting, and the rest on 1200 really does seem very low. Quite apart from anything else, I'm not convinced you'll get all the nutrients you need in so little food, and you could end up feeling ill and giving up. If 3 days of fasting works for you, might it be safer to increase calories on the non-fast days to something approaching the amount you actually burn on those days? Or maybe seek medical advice if you're doing something which (to me at least) sounds rather drastic.

Apologies if I'm coming across as interfering. I certainly don't mean to be, but I'm concerned about your well-being.

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Tue 27-Aug-13 18:48:09

So glad you said that Clarinet. It is what I was thinking and then I thought maybe I am not the right person to be giving out diet advice. You are though, you are a lot further down the road iyswim.

randomwhistle Tue 27-Aug-13 18:50:53

Clarinet thanks for the concern, but honestly I'm fine and this is really working for me. I feel very positive and better than I have in a long time. On a whole I'm healthy. I'm a strict vegetarian, non smoker, never drink alcohol. I just went overboard with coke and chocolate. Thanks for caring about my well being but I do feel fine.

Hi All,
The 'oldies' on this post will remember I mentioned my DH's grandpa died a few weeks ago. Well today was the funeral and it was a lovely but very emotional day. We all live very close and spent a lot of time with each other so it was a tough day saying goodbye and supporting DH and my in-laws. We left ds1 with my parents but took ds2 as he is only 12 weeks and ebf. He of course started screaming during the first song but quietened as soon as I got into the porch of the church so I watched the service from there. Grandpa was a real pillar of the local community and the place was packed. smile
I ended up eating not too brilliantly at the memorial after as I wasn't really thinking about food, though didn't have too much so hopefully no lasting damage. Have to say calorie counting wasn't the first thing on my mind! Will try and calculate the calories but it will be pure guess work!! Have to say I really feel like a glass of wine tonight though (only small though as bf!)!!!

LegoAcupuncture Tue 27-Aug-13 19:01:24

Ah Yellow, don't worry about the calories today, I'm sure the calorie gods will let you off just this once. Glad it all went well x

HenriettaPye Tue 27-Aug-13 19:18:38

Ah yellow glad it went well, you are allowed the wine tonight smile

LayMizzRarb Tue 27-Aug-13 22:02:01

Really looking forward to weigh in tomorrow! I am 2.5 off losing a whole stone. I also started on 1 aug, so would love to lose that magic stone in a month.
Looking ahead to having lost two stones. When I have reached that goal, I am having my hair cut and coloured, for the first time in about 5 years. I used to take really good care of my hair, but as I put more weight on, I stopped going to the hairdresser (for one, scared of breaking the chair!)
I'm really going to push myself for the next stone.
What other treats are we all planning to mark a goal?

MiaWallace Tue 27-Aug-13 22:23:47

YellowCanary I hope you treated yourself to that glass of wine. Some days it is needed.

LayMizzRarb I will do the same as you. Once I have lost 2 stone I will get my hair coloured and cut short.

I am exhausted after an eight mile walk today. Hoping it has repaired some of the damage done with all the drinking on the camping trip.

I will be devastated if I stay the same for a second week.

phantomhairpuller Wed 28-Aug-13 06:35:46

Morning all grin

Another week staying the same for me. I am a little bit annoyed but then, as I mentioned up thread, I did have quite a bit of alcohol over the long weekend.

Onwards and upwards (or downwards in our case!)

Good luck all wink

BirdingWidow Wed 28-Aug-13 06:37:33

Had a very bad week but have stayed the same, which is more than I deserve. I am pretty cross with myself actually as I could feel some old habits slipping in in times of stress (biscuits, ffs!). Need a good kick up the backside.

I am going to join in with the daily motivations. My one for today is that I want to have more choice of bras (am 34kk!). Surely I can shrink my norks?

Must. Focus. Hope everyone else has has a better week, good luck all.

antimatter Wed 28-Aug-13 07:04:52

hello everyone
I also need to loose lots of weight - I am 15st.1lb. and am working on my motivation as this year so far I've lost nearly 2 stone (in 5-6 pounds each time) and always went back to the original weight!
so I decided - if I want to work on my motivation I need to commit to some sensible exercise plan.

I am up at 4:20 and went yesterday and this morning for a short run/walk with my dog to give him extra exercise smile I am setting off at 5 and work 6am-2pm
I am amazed that I managed to run half of that distance! I walk my dog fast so I guess my legs are used to carry my weight smile I aim for at least 30 min walk in the evening and 15 min afternoon with him but considering I drive to work and work through my lunch this is the only exercise I get nowadays as I have been unable to make myself to go to the gymsad
I know a lot about food and how various diets work but the other 2 elements of slimming process - exercise and motivation are very hard for me to keep up.
So my goal is to keep running/walking my 20 min in the morning so that in the end I can run full 20 min. I guess it is going to take me 5-6 weeks to get there. I am not using watch, just run/walk and am adding also some stretching as my calfs were burning both days just after short distance run.
I have a lot of snacks in the office (company provides them) but am able to resist them on most days.
My downfall is lack of planning what to eat when I get home after 3 pm - I should have soup in the fridge for quick snack and emergency canned soups as a back up.
What's been helping me lat few days is reading book "Think more eat less" - it is going to be long read for me smile
So I shall weight myself tomorrow and add my stats here.

(sorry for such long post smile )

MiaWallace Wed 28-Aug-13 07:23:02

Welcome antimatter. You sound very committed waking up at 4:20 to go for your run!

Just weighed in and I have lost 2lb. That's a total of 8lb in 3 weeks. I'm over the moon about it.

For those that have stayed the same, it happened to me last week, just keep on ploughing on and don't let it ruin your focus.

Good luck to everyone weighing in today

Sirzy Wed 28-Aug-13 07:44:39

I have stayed the same. I am in serious need of a boot up the arse!

IsaacCox Wed 28-Aug-13 07:50:31

Glad it went well Yellow. Hope you had that wine smile

Welcome antimatter smile

Well done those that stayed the same (at least you didn't gain smile) and well done Mia for losing 2lb.

I've lost 2lb this week, very happy with that as I had a couple of bad days. I also feel like I did at the start of this journey and like I've not lost any weight plus my skin is terrible. I've not had such a bad spot outbreak since I was about 13/14 hmm I have lost 4 inches this week though.

Start weight- 17st 11
Current weight- 16st 3

I've got my next half stone (virtual) sticker grin bye bye 1st 8lbs! Hopefully it won't be long until I can wave goodbye to the 16's! 15's I'm comin' at ya! grin

Good luck to everyone else weighing in today smile

Well just weighed in and only lost 1lb this week. Bit disappointed as that is the lowest amount I've lost in a week so far sad but I suppose though I was quite good over bh weekend, I wasn't rigorously perfect and with funeral yesterday I suppose it all adds up. Big picture though, that's 36lbs in 12 weeks. Bit worried by 1lb though as I really don't want to lose momentum! 1 st 6lbs to go till healthy bmi and 1st 13 to target. Got big run planned tonight.

Off on holiday on friday but not too worried as we tend to have very active holidays with lots of picnics so I can control what I eat. Dh on strict instructions to tell me off if I reach for the wrong things!

Lorelai Wed 28-Aug-13 07:56:48

Well done Mia and welcome antimatter. Sirzy, do you know why you have stayed the same? Sometimes it just happens, but I find it easier to deal with if I know what the reason is, like Birding and phantom do.

Good luck to everyone else, my weigh in is tonight.

cq Wed 28-Aug-13 08:33:24

Morning all - another one here who has stayed the same this week. But I do know I was a bit slack over the bank holiday.

To console myself I just checked my measurements and I've lost 5cm off my waist and 3cm off my hips since I last measured, which I think was at the start of the last thread, so at least I can see the progress I have made.

I'm not going to let this set me back on the path to self-destruct - I know where I went wrong, and I enjoyed every mouthful of it, but it will be an occasional treat from now on and not a habit.

TMI alert Also been pretty constipated this week so maybe a decent pooh is all I need grin

clarinetV2 Wed 28-Aug-13 08:33:30

Fantastic results, Mia and Isaac. Sirzy, don't lose heart. Some weeks it happens, even if all your choices have been good ones. I agree with Lorelai, ask yourself why it happened, and if there were some bad choices this week just gone, put them in the past and focus on the week ahead. If there weren't, well, that's bodies for you! Sometimes they just do unpredictable things.

Another pound off for me this week. Three more until goal weight. On the basis that I'm losing a pound most weeks but not quite every week, and on the basis that I like to keep my targets easily reachable, I've planned my celebration for early October. I will be going here for a long weekend:

I'm going with a small group of friends - we've got a deal that includes four spa treatments each. This is something I've never done before, and would have run (OK puffed laboriously) a mile from had anyone suggested it. This time I made the suggestion and did the booking. The friends I'm going with won't know that I'm celebrating because I'm too embarrassed to talk about weight loss with anyone, but I'll know. And I intend to enjoy it!

TiredNursey Wed 28-Aug-13 08:35:08

1lb off. Which is not bad considering my weekend. Lots of lovely home made But have eaten really well otherwise so not complaining.

cq Wed 28-Aug-13 08:35:26

Clarinet that's brilliant - only 3 lbs to go! Remind me again how much you've lost in total?

And how much has it cost you in new clothes?!!

TiredNursey Wed 28-Aug-13 08:37:25

And my too tight trousers are wearable. Still size 18 marks so about a 20 in real clothes. But it's an achievement. grin

Sirzy Wed 28-Aug-13 08:46:02

i think having lost 2 stone I have just reached a bit of a plateau. I knew the second 2 stone would come off as easily.

But in positives I have dropped from 15 stone 13 to 13 stone 10 in 3 months. I have dropped from a (very tight) 18 to a 14/16 so although I am disheartened with this weeks results overall I am still happy.

I will be size 12 for christmas!

LegoAcupuncture Wed 28-Aug-13 08:53:14

Morning everyone. Well done to everyone who has lost this week. Those who have stayed the same, please don't be disheartened, you didn't put any weight on and that's a bonus in my book.

I've made myself a yummy breakfast this morning as sick of sultana bran or fruit. Put some spray oil in a frying pan, fried some mushrooms and a few chopped baby plum tomatoes then added a couple of eggs. Seasoned with pepper. Delicious!

clarinetV2 Wed 28-Aug-13 08:54:33

Total loss so far 5 st 11 lb, cq, and I'm going for the full 6 stone.

New clothes, now there's a question. I wasn't doing badly till I got 'stuck' at 10 st 4 lb in April/May. When I went five consecutive weeks without losing anything at all I thought, 'Right, that's it, my body must have reached its natural lowest point and I'm not going to lose any more'. I was pretty pleased with myself, because it's a lot lower than I'd managed on any of my many previous attempts at weight loss, and I'd reached size 14 below and 16 up top, which I was very happy with and quite honestly hadn't really believed possible. So I booked a day off work (which is how I can date it precisely) and went on a huge shopping spree to reward myself for having done so well, and as incentive not to pile it all back on again. And the very next week I started losing again grin - just a pound a week, but it's added up. Now I'm a size 12 and my lovely new clothes are slightly on the baggy side, especially the trousers which are being held up by belts that I have to tighten just a little each week. Just as well I've always liked baggy clothes. Might buy some more when I've saved up a little but I can't afford new clothes and a fancy spa weekend!!

HenriettaPye Wed 28-Aug-13 08:58:29

Well done everyone. I havent weighed yet but i think i will have gained. I just feel heavier today sad It may have something to do with the two muffins and mars bar muffin I ate yesterday shock

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Wed 28-Aug-13 09:07:07

I have lost 4lb this week. Credit goes to my doubters who I AM going to prove wrong.

I am weighing in kg and converting to lbs for this thread. Todays weigh in (including aircast boot on my leg) came in at 100.9 kg my next mini target is to get below that 100kg mark and then head to the 90. If I canreach 90 I will be the lightest I have been in over a decade.

phantomhairpuller Wed 28-Aug-13 09:09:09

Well done everyone!

I've decided to look at my staying the same as a positive thing- it's shown me that I have to be diligent in order to get the results I want.
Every time I had a drink at the weekend I kept telling myself 'it won't hurt'- but clearly it won't help either.

I didn't do measurements at the beginning (wish I had done now) but I took photos. I've just taken some more, 3 weeks in and there's a noticeable difference. Definitely more toned all over.

Still a hell of a long way to go tho wink

sirzy sounds like you and I are in the same boat. I know I lost 1lb this week but feel very much like you. I've lost all the weight gain from ds2 but now struggling with what I held onto from ds1. As its been there so much longer feels a bit of an uphill struggle. Between pregnancies I never got rid of this weight despite many tries so feels like battling an old nemesis who I've yet to conquer!

Wow, well done clarinet!!!

cq Wed 28-Aug-13 11:05:09

Fantastic, Clarinet - an inspiring journey!

And well done Iknew - 4lbs is just great.

katydiditagain Wed 28-Aug-13 11:07:20

Just marking my place. I'm not sure if I've lost weight but I just saw somebody who I haven't seen for two weeks and they asked if I had. I think my face looks thinner.

I've lost my appetite a bit for some reason, that is most unlike me. I've been having two meals a day not three for most days and eating small meals not the massive portions I used to have.

MoominsYonisAreScary Wed 28-Aug-13 11:19:39

Well done everyone! I don't own any scales and sw weigh in is tomorrow so I will have to report back then.

I doubt I've lost this week, I had buffet food, cake and wine at the weekend but I've stuck to having a long walk each day and I've eaten well all week so hopefully will have stayed the same

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Wed 28-Aug-13 12:10:21

Well done to everyone here. 3 weeks and not a single pound gained! That is a massive acheivement in itself.

Clarinet that is amazing. 14 on the bottom and 16 on the top is probably ideal for me.

The bra thought for the day really struck a cord. I went to m and s yesterday and they do 1 bra in my size. 42 E. If I coud get down to a 38 DD I would have so much more choice. So that is my daily moritivation.

obrigada Wed 28-Aug-13 12:14:27

Newbie here, joined at end of last thread, weighed in yesterday evening at 13st. Would love to lose 2 stone! Day 2 of SW for me, taking it seriously this time. Am usually good for first couple of days on a diet but then get lazy and get a takeaway on 3rd or 4th evening on way home from work. Hoping ye can help me stay away from takeawayssmile

PigOnStilts Wed 28-Aug-13 12:53:42 three stone to lose ideally but would settle for two...

Husband likes to be fed chocolate biscuits at night which is my downfall....
We tried a vegan diet for a few weeks but his chest bones started to appear ... but gutting really...why mot me?!

so now I'm just being moderate...had csection so belly is my gremlin

HenriettaPye Wed 28-Aug-13 13:21:17


I'm so ashamed- a massive 4lb gain this week blush

Period is due so I'm sure that is partly to blame but even so, I feel like a big fat failure sad

phantomhairpuller Wed 28-Aug-13 13:29:40

Henrietta you are NOT a failure.

Period's have a bloody lot to answer for IMO!

And even if its not all fluid retention, so what? Learn from it, put it behind you and move forward.

You've done brilliantly so far, don't let this break you wink

Safyre Wed 28-Aug-13 13:31:19

Hello! I can't remember what I was at last Wednesday (and I'd left my tablet at PiLs so I didn't enter into my tracker), so I will need to wait until next week to report my weight loss.

Congratulations to all who have lost!

MiaWallace Wed 28-Aug-13 13:52:39

Henrietta please don't be so hard on yourself. We are all going to have weeks where we gain it's what we do about it that makes the difference (what a cliché!)

Let it spur you on for a good week. A good week plus loss of fluid retention gives you a really good opportunity for a big loss next week.

MoominsYonisAreScary Wed 28-Aug-13 14:09:51

Henrietta, dont be ashamed! I put on 5lb a month ago but got myself back on track and lost 7 the next week. Period and water retention, don't let it get you down. Everyone one has weeks of gaining x

Pig mine too, it was bad after the ends and is almost hip to hip but its bloody awful after my last elcs. I really need it to be a bit better by nxt summer, it gets so itchy in hot weather

LegoAcupuncture Wed 28-Aug-13 14:25:02

Don't be so hard on yourself Henrietta. We can put on up to 7lbs when we are due on, so don't fret.

Had an unexpected meal out today, but I was good and had chicken kebabs with spicy rice as opposed to burger and chips like everyone else had. Was very nice.

Isthiscorrect Wed 28-Aug-13 14:31:51

Oh Henrietta dont beat yourself up. We have all been a victim of this before and thats why you thought of helping all of us by starting this thread. Did you eat all the muffins? If you didnt what my friend does is to freeze stuff she buys when she shouldnt have, you know treat stuff.
she just shoves in to get rid of it and then when she feels strong enough she gets a maker pen and puts the date of her next treat in big letters on each one, so for you maybe each muffin would have the next wednesday and the one after on another and so on. She reckons it makes her feel bad when she takes it out and holds it in her hand. And after all every little bit of psychological help we can get has to be a good thing right?

Isthiscorrect Wed 28-Aug-13 14:37:16

Oh Henrietta dont beat yourself up. We have all been a victim of this before and thats why you thought of helping all of us by starting this thread. Did you eat all the muffins? If you didnt what my friend does is to freeze stuff she buys when she shouldnt have, you know treat stuff.
she just shoves in to get rid of it and then when she feels strong enough she gets a maker pen and puts the date of her next treat in big letters on each one, so for you maybe each muffin would have the next wednesday and the one after on another and so on. She reckons it makes her feel bad when she takes it out and holds it in her hand. And after all every little bit of psychological help we can get has to be a good thing right?

Isthiscorrect Wed 28-Aug-13 14:37:40

Oh bugger sorry I dont know why that posted twice.

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Wed 28-Aug-13 14:51:14

Ah Henrietta It was my fault jinxing it! We have always said that some weeks we will gain. It is a setback but it is not the end of the road. We are in this together xx

Hello, checking in for new thread smile. I weighed a bit early this week and I've lost 2lb so that takes me over a stone in total so I'm very happy. Well done on all the losses, great to see so much success!

HenriettaPye Wed 28-Aug-13 15:12:48

Isthis I ate 2 blush

DS and DH had one each so that's them all done thank goodness! Never ever again will I be buying treat stuff- if I'm having a treat night I will go out that night and get it!

I know I could have tried alot harder this week, my aim for next week is to get this whole 4lb back off!!

MissElodie Wed 28-Aug-13 15:16:54

well done everyone smile

I've lost 1lb this week.

Aww Henrietta please don't feel ashamed and downhearted. I don't think a muffin or two muffins and a mars bar can put on 4lb! Your period will have a lot to answer for.

Also, just a thought do you weigh yourself at the same time of day as that can have a difference can't it? Anyway regardless, please don't be down about it, I reckon its going to happen to us of us along our journey and we'll all feel like that. If you stay on track this week then I'm sure next week will be a different story grin

MissElodie Wed 28-Aug-13 15:26:34

clarinet that hotel looks amazing - you definitely deserve a treat! It would be great to be in your position in a years time. I'm so glad you are on the thread because it is so motivating to think you were 'one of us' and now you're nearly at target - you must be very proud of yourself!

HenriettaPye Wed 28-Aug-13 15:28:56

No MissELodie I weigh at different times as I use the scales in Boots as I don't own a set. However I think I will buy a set tomorrow, so I can weigh in the mornings. If I see a loss it will definitely spur me on to sticking to plan, whereas at the minute I just feel 'what's the point' and would happily sit and eat a whole tub of quality street if I had any! Perhaps it's a good thing DD is asleep and I'm housebound.

The 2 muffins and a mars bar yesterday probably wouldn't cause me to put on 4lb but looking back over the week I haven't been very good sad I haven't been sticking to my daily walks, been pinching crisps from the DC's packet when they aren't looking, when making them a sandwich and cutting off the crusts because they are fussy buggers I've been popping them in my mouth instead of the bin etc. confusedconfused

trinitybleu Wed 28-Aug-13 15:33:16

Hey, may I join in? I have 13 stone to loose. It's going to take forever! Doing SW and it has worked in the past, although I didn't stick to it long term and put the 3 st I lost back on again. OH is doing it with me and looses very easily on it, which can be a good thing and a bad thing!!

MiaWallace Wed 28-Aug-13 15:36:53

Just popped back on because I have thought of my daily inspiration-

I want to be able to wear high heels. At the moment I'm like a weeble in heels. I'm clumsy enough to fall over in flats so heels and lots of excess weight are a dangerous combination. I'm hoping when I have lost some weight I'll have better posture and balance and will finally be able to wear a pretty pair of shoes.

I love the red ones

HenriettaPye Wed 28-Aug-13 15:37:56

Hi trinity! Welcome smile Are you following any plan or just upping the exercise and cutting down the calories?

I know what you mean about DH, I joined slimming world with DH a while back and On our first weigh in I lost 5lb which I thought was great, then DH went next and had lost 12lb IN ONE WEEK! It made my 5lb look like crap and I was so disheartened.

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Wed 28-Aug-13 15:40:18

Hentietta I have had a differencr of 5lb weighing in the morning and weighing at night. Weighing at same time of day is a MUST!

Welcome trinity. Having dh do ot with you is fantastic. My dh is a skinny thing and has recently taking up running (I am playing well out of my league here) so has no idea about diets.

MoominsYonisAreScary Wed 28-Aug-13 15:43:42

Dp is the same, looses loads without really trying

trinitybleu Wed 28-Aug-13 15:45:27

We're doing SW.

OH is the type to eat SW but without the 1/3 superfree, have a cheeky couple of beers and still loose 5lbs. Grrr! He has topped 19 st though so wants to loose 4 st (he's 6 foot 6 so much less than that and he'd be see through grin )

MoominsYonisAreScary Wed 28-Aug-13 15:50:46

Id like to have all my hair cut off, its vv long atm to hide my fat back, id also like to be able to go clothes shopping without getting the hump because I just don't look good in anything

HenriettaPye Wed 28-Aug-13 16:08:01

I also go in a huff when out clothes shopping as I don't look good in anything. My best friend is getting married in 6 weeks and I'm totally stuck for something to wear

MiaWallace Wed 28-Aug-13 16:11:46

I don't even go clothes shopping anymore, it is too depressing. All my shopping is done online but them I end up keeping things that don't suit me or don't fit properly because returning them is too much of a faff.

phantomhairpuller Wed 28-Aug-13 16:16:02

I don't go clothes shopping anymore- it's depressing even before its begun. I have a wedding in 3 weeks and I'm putting off buying an outfit- tho I'm also hoping and praying I'll be down to a size 16 by then wink

Isthiscorrect Wed 28-Aug-13 16:16:42

Henrietta if you can afford it in the usa have some beautiful dresses for special occassions. Bit ott for anything I've ever needed to go to but maybe worth a look. They also have a sale section.

And remember 2 muffins is better than 4 ;-)

Deffo agree that weigh at the same time every week. I'm getting my scales this weekend but I'm weighing at my friends again next week so I can see if I have made any progress.

KatyDidItAgain Wed 28-Aug-13 16:18:07

Not for weddings but for general clothes I get stuff from yours clothing, they are fairly cheap and cheerful but they look fine for work and casual days.

HenriettaPye Wed 28-Aug-13 16:41:22

Just had a look at there is some really beautiful dresses on there! However I don't want to spend alot of money as I'm hopefully going to b losing weight so won't get to wear it again!

Sirzy Wed 28-Aug-13 16:52:52

Mia - I do that with online shopping!

I am finding a new found love for shopping, but don't want to spend too much because I will (see I am being postive) be dropping at least one more dress size

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Wed 28-Aug-13 16:54:48

What size are you henrietta, is there a shape or styke you like and what budget to you have. Am sure with the power of mn we can find you something and cheer your day

HenriettaPye Wed 28-Aug-13 16:59:17

I'm a 20 at the minute! 2 c sections so have a flabby belly and quite paranoid about my upper arms, thanks to my mother pointing out how huge they are at every opportunity! Was hoping to spend no more than £30/£35- still have wedding present to buy and pay for accommodation blush

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Wed 28-Aug-13 17:21:08

Henrietta sad Don't be too hard on yourself. You cannot weigh yourself, at Boots, at random times of the day then compare week to week. You need to buy those scales or go to Boots wearing roughly the same things, at roughly the same time (preferably early in the day). I weigh daily, it works for me as I can see all the ups & downs. Week to week doesn't give you that, but it's not good for everyone to do that, it derails a lot of people - each to their own smile

I have lost 40 lbs since the end of January (low carbing). However, I have been 'stuck' at (roughly) this weight for about 12 weeks now. But I haven't actually stayed the same weight, I have gone up and down, up and down - the same 7 lbs. IF I had just weighed weekly I wouldn't have seen it looking like this ^^^ just like this -- and I can't draw it on here, but it is, very very very very slowly going down.

I am hoping that it starts to take off again soon. I totally believe in eating, for life, low carb and it has saved me from having diabetes medication (just be diet controlled) and I'm hoping to reduce my insulin resistance and be able to eat a few carbs without my bgl going sky high.

So, to reach my target weight (about three quarters of a stone heavier than I was at my 'ideal' weight before, so I think it's a good/realistic goal) I started needing to lose 140lb, 10 (scary) stone. I have lost the 40, now the 100 to see off (so 7 stone still).

But, I have reached the point you talked about before, the bit where you can go out for lunch/dinner/supermarket and not feel like everyone is judging. It is lovely. I am under no illusion At All that some people will still be judging, it's just that it's not the over-riding feeling when I am out anymore. Which is nice and it happened at a much higher weight than I thought it would - so (and finally to get to the point of me telling you all of this!! LOL) maybe you aren't too far away from feeling this way too smile

HenriettaPye Wed 28-Aug-13 17:27:42

Thanks chipping smile

LegoAcupuncture Wed 28-Aug-13 17:33:23

Henrietta, try for a dress. Some of the stuff is very flattering, it's my new favourite clothes shop. Plus they have a sale.

I want to be able to shop in normal shops. I'm a 20, sometimes an 18 depending on the cut. I've had three sections and my blancmange belly makes me sob. I said to DH the other night that I would be more confident if I didn't have the huge overhang.

Welcome trinity. It's good your DH is doing it with you. I've found that having someone close to you do g it as well helps. My DH is trying to be healthier, he is slightly overweight, has a BMI of 28 but at 6'4 he carries it alright. Not like me, 5'5 of quivering lard.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Wed 28-Aug-13 17:41:26

Zing started this thread the other day. It's a thread challenge to 'Drink more water' if anyone is interested in Glugging with us

StitchingMoss Wed 28-Aug-13 17:42:56

Hello, please can I join you?

I don't have half a stone to lose - more like half a body blush.

But I'm determined now - have just read The Bitter Truth About Sugar and will be putting it into practise once home from my holidays. It's basically low carb, good proteins/fat and as little sugar as possible!

Have to do this for my boys as they can run rings round me now and I feel sad I'm too embarrassed to do things like swimming with them sad.

StitchingMoss Wed 28-Aug-13 17:47:22

Lego, just looked at the link to 'very' and they only do clothes up to 18 - am I missing something? blush

StitchingMoss Wed 28-Aug-13 17:49:23

Sorry, found the Plus Size section grin!

moonshine Wed 28-Aug-13 17:58:12

Lego - I have a massive overhang and can't even blame having had any c-sections confused. It (literally!) stands out in the photos from my hols (the ones I haven't destroyed). I know it will never be flat but am hoping it will at least be able to be squished properly into pants eventually.

I didn't realise how much weight some people have already lost - fantastic and very inspirational.

I lost 1lb this week which is a bit pathetic but, truthfully, I was not really putting the effort in. I will now as have a big work event in 7 weeks.

Henrietta - pah, you are an amateur, I have put 6lbs on overnight before. Truly, you will win this battle in the long-run. I know it gets mentioned a lot now on MN but LadyVLondon do some gorgeous dresses at reasonable prices. I am going to buy one myself when my clothes ban is at an end (need to save money and lose weight first).

Good luck for the next week all!

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Wed 28-Aug-13 17:59:49
IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Wed 28-Aug-13 18:01:32
HenriettaPye Wed 28-Aug-13 18:03:35

Thanks for suggestions- just about to bath the dc so will sit and have a look later when I get them to bed! smile

LegoAcupuncture Wed 28-Aug-13 18:03:54

Oh crap! Sorry. Have a poorly little boy clinging to me and not thinking straight.

We are the house of vomit. Ds2 has come back from respite and promptly vomited, followed 10 minutes later by ds3. Just what I need for the end of the holidays!

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Wed 28-Aug-13 18:03:56

Meh. There is a green one which dhould be in my second post but i cant get the link to paste

LegoAcupuncture Wed 28-Aug-13 18:05:36

I love the green dress in your second link IKnew. Tempted to buy myself one.

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Wed 28-Aug-13 18:07:09

I am too short for this one but hey not everyone is as short as me.

If any if these styles take your fancy but the actual dresses dont let me know and I will get my proper search hat on

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Wed 28-Aug-13 18:11:19
IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Wed 28-Aug-13 18:13:33

I am shopping through you all. Have promised I wont buy any more till I can buy the size down. How is that for motivation.

LegoAcupuncture Wed 28-Aug-13 18:38:53

I'd love to be able to wear a maxi dress. I look like a sack of spuds in anything long or belted.

Sirzy Wed 28-Aug-13 18:45:23

Welcome stitching! It was keeping up with DS which motivated me to start!

Sirzy Wed 28-Aug-13 18:46:29

Lego hope everyone is better soon. I hate vomit can cope with anything else but not that!

phantomhairpuller Wed 28-Aug-13 18:50:42

Lego, it's vomit central here too. Only in our house its a deliberate thing. DS1s latest tactic to delay bedtime angry

I haven't eaten yet and I'm bloody starving! And a large red wind would go down sooo well after I've cleaned up! Damn it confused

Lorelai Wed 28-Aug-13 19:13:24

Well I have lost 3.5 lbs in my first week. I know it is good, but I do still feel a little disappointed sad Any week but my first I would be thrilled, but I would have hoped for nearer 5, especially with the amount of swimming I have done.

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Wed 28-Aug-13 19:29:17

3.5lb is a quater of a stone. That is great any week!

Oh I look like that too lego. I have 1 long ish dreaa any others are above my knee as I always thought my legs were ok. However having broken my ankle and not used 1 leg for a month they are now different sizes so trousers it is for me for a while

StitchingMoss Wed 28-Aug-13 19:59:56

Thank you Sirzy smile.

Yes, there's nothing like having super fast fit kids to make you realise how old you are! grin

Lorelai, brilliant start!

phantomhairpuller Wed 28-Aug-13 20:01:31

Resolve well and truly broken. Just had a huge row with my dad. I'm so upset, me and my dad never row.
I'm sitting here in tears with a glass of wine and too upset to eat sad

I don't want sympathy, just a giant kick up the arse confused

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Wed 28-Aug-13 20:13:23

Ah phantom a glass of wine wont hut its several bottles that will do for you. Look back at the other thread. When I had differences with my family it all looked a lot brighter after an early night and with a fresh new day.

Hope things work out

Ah phantom, I hope things improve - I hate rowing with my parents as well, so sympathise.

My brother delivered an interesting 'compliment' today by saying, without prompts, 'oh your arse doesn't look like the back end of a double decker bus anymore, you're officially a single decker'. Knowing my brother, I know this is meant as a compliment, just delivered only as a brother knows how!

HenriettaPye Wed 28-Aug-13 20:58:30


PhantomHairPuller STS
BirdingWidow STS
MiaWallace -2lb
Sirzy STS
IsaacCox -2lb
YellowCanary -1lb
ClarinetV2 -1lb
TiredNursery -1lb
IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous -4lb
HenriettaPye +4lb blush
EnglishGirlApproximately -2lb
MIssElodie -1lb
moonshine -1lb
Loreli -3.5lb

Slimmer of the week is....IknewHouseworkWasDangerous! Well done! flowers

This week we lost 18.5lb between us!

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Wed 28-Aug-13 21:06:42

Woo I have never won before!

HenriettaPye Wed 28-Aug-13 21:07:17

IKnewHousework I LOVE the colour of the green dress and like the shape of the last dress you posted- if they could combine those it would be great! wink

Seen a few nice dresses on both yours and very too- thanks for the recommendations! smile

Oh phantom I hope you are ok! You are definitely allowed that wine! If you want to talk there are plenty here to listen wine

imustbepatient Wed 28-Aug-13 21:08:32

Reading this thread is just so motivating, really helps to keep me focused. Both the great weight loss stories and people's losses this week (well done all!) but also when people have gained I think don't worry you're fine, bodies fluctuate, it's part of the journey and learning to deal with those weeks is what will make you succeed in the long term etc. and then I thought why can I see that so clearly for other people but when it happens to me I just get disheartened and lose my motivation to go on.

So my thought for today is to look at myself as if I was someone else! In a good way if you know what I mean!

Annoyingly though I was in such a rush this morning I forgot to weigh myself. Will try to remember tomorrow smile

HenriettaPye Wed 28-Aug-13 21:30:49

Imustbepatient- that's a fantastic thought. We should look at ourselves the way we would look at someone else- if it was someone else who had gained I would be saying 'don't worry about it' 'it's just a blip' 'put it behind you and move on'

Instead I've been in grouchy form all day, feeling rubbish hmm

LegoAcupuncture Wed 28-Aug-13 21:32:20

You missed my WI out, it was 1lb.

So we've collectively lost 19.5lbs grin

Total since thread started:
Week 1 28lbs
Week 2 46.9
Week 3 19.5

Total of 94.4lbs which is equal to this record breaking burger (oh the irony)

Well done everyone!

SummerHoliDidi Wed 28-Aug-13 21:37:43

Well done everyone. Loads of good losses this week.

I wi on a Saturday and missed it this week because we went out for the day, so I'll have 2 weeks progress to report next week.

LayMizzRarb Wed 28-Aug-13 21:39:17

I lost 2lb, so that is just 8 miserable, friggin, bastarding ounces off my first stone.
Hen, two muffins will not make you put on 4lb, (not unless they came in at 3500 calories) but the water your body will hold as a means to process them effectively will weigh a bit. It will come of this week if you stay on the healthy stuff!

HenriettaPye Wed 28-Aug-13 21:39:52

Ah im so sorry Lego!! Just not with it tonight!!

LayMizzRarb Wed 28-Aug-13 21:41:35

Could we have the weigh results a bit later on a weds (sorry to be a demanding love child)
I love seeing them and appreciate you doing them btw

LegoAcupuncture Wed 28-Aug-13 21:51:07

Ah don't apologise! It was on old thread anyway.

I've updated with mine and LayMizzs results, hope you don't mind.


PhantomHairPuller STS
BirdingWidow STS
MiaWallace -2lb
Sirzy STS
IsaacCox -2lb
YellowCanary -1lb
ClarinetV2 -1lb
TiredNursery -1lb
IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous -4lb
HenriettaPye +4lb
EnglishGirlApproximately -2lb
MIssElodie -1lb
moonshine -1lb
Loreli -3.5lb
LegoAcupuncture - 1lb
LayMizzRarb - 2lb

Slimmer of the week is....IknewHouseworkWasDangerous! Well done!

This week we lost 21.5lb between us!

Total since Anti-quiche society started

Week 1 - 28 lbs
Week 2 - 46.9 lbs
Week 3 - 21.5 lbs

Running total of 96.4 lbs!

LegoAcupuncture Wed 28-Aug-13 21:51:48

Don't be bummed by your loss LayMizz, 2lbs is a good loss.

MoominsYonisAreScary Wed 28-Aug-13 21:55:00

I'm going to have to buy some scales, I can't get to sw until 7 tomorrow

well done everyone!

HenriettaPye Wed 28-Aug-13 22:03:34

Thanks lego smile

96lb!!!! shockshockshock

LayMizzRarb Wed 28-Aug-13 22:11:15

Thanks Henrietta and Lego.
I really love this thread. The thought of it does keep me on the straight and narrow!

clarinetV2 Wed 28-Aug-13 22:19:19

Lorelai, can't believe you're disappointed with losing 3.5 pounds. That's a fantastic amount, well done. The swimming is probably helping to tone you, and you'll be getting more muscly which will speed up your metabolism, so it's a slow win on that one rather than an instant boost to your first week's results. Ha, LayMiss, what you need are some scales that aren't very precise (plus eyesight not too great either) then you can round downwards occasionally when you need to!!

Sorry to hear about the row, phantom. A glass of wine or even two won't do much damage. Hopefully things will look better in the cold light of day, and you'll be back on track.

Notafoodbabyanymore Thu 29-Aug-13 02:12:06

Ok, I've had a crap week, been ill and eaten comfort food, but not much of it as lost my appetite a bit.

So I've lost another 2.4lbs. Hooray!

As this cold clears I'm going to really make a proper effort.

Notafoodbabyanymore Thu 29-Aug-13 02:14:15

Sorry, just read my post back and realised it doesn't make much sense.

I'm channelling Yoda!

phantomhairpuller Thu 29-Aug-13 07:52:27

Morning ladies grin

Today is a new day - sorry about the blip last night but thanks for the support.

I've made a decision, Monday 9th Sept I'm going to start couch to 5k. Anyone want to join me?!

MiaWallace Thu 29-Aug-13 08:00:10

Phantom I'm planning to start couch to 5k as soon as my new trainers are delivered.

I'm worried that even the beginning levels will be too difficult for me but I'm going to give it a go.

I also need to find somewhere to run where no one will see me!

phantomhairpuller Thu 29-Aug-13 08:07:49

Yay Mia wink

I thought I'd give myself until the 9th Sept to mentally prepare!! Ha!

I think I'll have to do it in the evenings when DH is at home with the boys- hopefully not too many people I know will be around at that time of day! Even my cheeks wobble when I run- its not a pretty sight! wink

phantomhairpuller Thu 29-Aug-13 09:05:25

Day 1 level 2 of the shred done. Lordy, I'm sweating!! wink

MiaWallace Thu 29-Aug-13 09:25:30

DH works away so I'm going to take DD running with me.

She's 8 years old, fit and is a member of the cross country team in school. It will be a hard job to keep up with her.

I'm looking forward to doing something active with her though. I've been fat and lazy all her life and always make excuses not to do anything active. She is very excited about us running together and hopefully her nagging to go will give me the motivation to keep going in the cold, dark months.

Sirzy Thu 29-Aug-13 09:28:22

That's a great way of doing it Mia!

HenriettaPye Thu 29-Aug-13 10:19:04

Good morning all. Woke up this morning feeling so much more positive! I CAN do this and I WILL do this. Thank you all so much for your support yesterday, I am very grateful to have you all! Today I'm going to buy my own set of scales!

Debs75 Thu 29-Aug-13 10:27:00

Does anyone have any experience with losing weight with a mirena coil?
I had my awful implant taken out yesterday and a coil put in. On the implant I have bled almost daily this year with horrendous 3 week periods which I had to tranzemic(sp) acid to stop them. My weight loss has been crap. only 1 stone in 6 months, partly due to hormones and partly due to being a constant grazer.
I know I will have several months of light bleeding but hopefully after that it will be better, also less hormones so should mean less hormonal eating.blush

So following on from the stone I lost I have 3 stone to lose to a happy weight of 11 stone. I go back to college soon so will be cycling 2 days a week and swimming without the dc's so should up my exercise. DD1 and I have also rediscovered horse riding. smile Great exercise but oh my god I can barely sit down I feel like I have been whipped across the back of my thighs. The pain will go the more we go as we get used to it but OWWW!! It is another motivation as we can't ride if we are over 15 stone.

I will WI at group every Sunday and post that on a Wednesday if you want. I may pull the stats down though as I have a lot of gains.

Debs75 Thu 29-Aug-13 10:29:21

Mia and Phantom I tried couch25k earlier this year and I did find it difficult. I am not a natural runner. It took me three weeks to do week 1 and three weeks to do week 2. I then gave upblush I do want to do it again as I did enjoy knowing I could run for 90 seconds without dying

phantomhairpuller Thu 29-Aug-13 10:32:02

Debs, no experience of weight loss with mirena I'm afraid, tho I did have it after ds1 and don't remember gaining any weight.

I've just had implant fitted after birth of ds2 and I'm wondering if that may be what's holding up my weight loss? I've lost 3lb in 3 weeks and have been 'shredding' every day and following a mostly healthy eating plan.

Bloody hormones!! wink

HenriettaPye Thu 29-Aug-13 11:09:00

I've had the mirena for 4-5 months now. I have an appointment to hopefully get it removed next week.its made me a hormonal, grumpy monster, and I do think its making it harder for me to lose weight!
I've had to go on tranexamic acid and mefinamic acid tablets as I'm bleeding so much on it.

LayMizzRarb Thu 29-Aug-13 11:34:39

Further to my - only 8 ounces off losing 1 stone, I was naughty this morning and jumped on the scales.

I am now FOUR BLOODY OUNCES away from losing one stone grin
Why oh why did I buy scales that weigh electronically to the nearest 1/4 lb?

HenriettaPye Thu 29-Aug-13 11:41:54

All going the right way LayMiz!!

LayMizzRarb Thu 29-Aug-13 11:49:22

Thanks Henrietta! Too true - it's four ounces in the direction. I didn't put it on overnight, so it won't disappear in a jiffy! Still, it was another paperback book I stuck in my bag of books to gauge my weight loss.
It weights just shy of a stone, but - I was carrying that round permanently and it's not light!

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Thu 29-Aug-13 12:19:53

Oh i need to do that with the books to remind myself how much exactly each little bit adds up to

Isthiscorrect Thu 29-Aug-13 12:21:04

Well done everyone, even those who STS or put on, its stepping stone in the river of life, still plenty of opportunities to continue the journey.
No experience of mirena.
What I wanted to say today was I don't want to be the person the new teachers think of as the fat one, as opposed to the tall one, the one with brown hair, red jumper etc smile

LegoAcupuncture Thu 29-Aug-13 12:40:22

Urgh, we are a house of poorly people. DH off work, I'm feeling ill and two out of three DC had vomiting last night. Grim!

At last I know I'll have a loss next week ;)

clarinetV2 Thu 29-Aug-13 12:53:04

Change those scales, LayMizz!! Get the old-fashioned ones with a dial which require some 'interpretation' grin

Commiserations, Lego, and I'm sending good wishes for fast recoveries by you and everyone else in your house.

claretandamberforever Thu 29-Aug-13 12:56:47

Hello all, I can't seem to find a diet which suits me, and hence I've now got between 3.5 stone and 5 stone to lose. I do keep trying though but sadly the weight goes on easier than it comes off. Also I'm unfortunately going to have to be on a budget next month so no shop bought meals but this also means I am going to start walking to work and back to save on petrol. I'll weigh in on Monday and start then.

MiaWallace Thu 29-Aug-13 13:07:34

Hope you are all better soon Lego.

Welcome to the thread claret.

I've just got back from the doctors after having my implant removed. Took ages and they had to cut quite deep because I've put on so much weight since having it. Ended up having to have stitches put in.

Plan is to get fit, healthy and thinner and then start ttc.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Thu 29-Aug-13 13:11:37

StitchingMoss welcome smile If you want to join us on the Bootcamp (low carbing) threads there's a lot of support & great meal ideas etc, there's a new one starting on the 9th of Sept, but you can join anytime and there is a rolling 'chat' thread between bootcamps.

You too claret if you want to take a look?!

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Thu 29-Aug-13 13:33:56

Slimmers world is good if cooking from scratch. Fry light instead of oil. Cut the fat off of everything and loads of fruit and veg.

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Thu 29-Aug-13 13:35:16

Glad you are feeling better henrietta

LayMizzRarb Thu 29-Aug-13 13:38:18

Oh Lego! Hope you are all soon on the road to recovery. As you say, the silver lining is that you won't be inclined to sit around and nibble.

HenriettaPye Thu 29-Aug-13 15:02:37

Every year in January in the town I live in, there's a group that puts on a pantomime, like Aladdin, Cinderella etc but with loads of singing, jokes etc. it's for people from age 12 and I think the oldest member is 92. Some of my fondest memories of childhood are going to watch those with my grandparents and I remember always thinking that I wanted to be in one when I was old enough. I never did join, and I would never dream of it now as I am no where near confident enough- I would be 'the fat one'

So I've decided once I lose this 6 stone- I am signing up!

MiaWallace Thu 29-Aug-13 15:18:55

Great goal Henrietta.

I have just found out that in September 2014 my town will be hosting a half marathon.

If I don't get pregnant in the next year (with DH working away it's going to take a while) I'm going to sign up for it.

It's a massive goal since I can't run for longer than a minute at the moment but it is something to focus on.

thinkofablinkingnamewoman Thu 29-Aug-13 15:29:26

Newbie joining please. Lost a load of weight last year but it's almost all crept back on. Well I say crept back on - it's the result of some dedicated overeating since blush
Mia - I recommend couch to 5k as an running guide if you want some help at the beginning. There's a website and an app to download which you can listen to over music and it's fantastic. I couldn't run down the road when I began, but even with my wobbly bits back I can still do half an hour on the treadmill. Slowly, mind!!

MiaWallace Thu 29-Aug-13 15:57:58

Welcome thinkofablinkingnamewoman.

I am planning to do c25k as soon as my new trainers arrived.

Hopefully will be here on Saturday and I can go for my first jog/walk/limp

Lorelai Thu 29-Aug-13 17:18:57

Hi all and welcome to the newbies. I am also planning to start doing couch to 5k, running on te days Idon't swim

Debs75 Thu 29-Aug-13 19:51:02

Henrietta that is what I was like on the implant. Doc has said I would be better off on Mirena as less hormone. If it doesn't settle by next year then DP will be having the snip or we will never have sex again

HenriettaPye Thu 29-Aug-13 20:37:21

Hopefully it's better for you than it had been for me debs! DH says he will get the snip but its too final for me...I may want another baby in 5-6 years! So just no sex til then! wink

cq Thu 29-Aug-13 23:05:07

I've had a mirena since 2009 and absolutely delighted with it - no side effects apart from hardly any periods which is fab as previously I'd had hideously heavy ones that used to wipe me out.

Haven't noticed any weight gain that I can attribute to it either - that's all down to the chips and the man-sized portions of the past.

I will have reached the 5 yr limit in Jan and I'm dreading having to do without it - going to talk to GP about having another - but when it was fitted the old bag said by the time this one came out I'd probably be menopausal - cheeky mare.

HenriettaPye Thu 29-Aug-13 23:20:44

I would love to have hardly any periods! I'm practically housebound for about 3 days a month due to really heavy bleeding, clotting and awful pain. sad

IsaacCox Fri 30-Aug-13 08:26:23

Welcome newbies smile

Some great goals set!

I am proud of myself, as yesterday I spent the day shopping with my mum and gran. I'd not had a proper breakfast and was quite hungry. I walked straight past the Lindt, Cadburys (where I'd usually buy a big bag of mis shapes and loads more besides!) and the Thorntons shops. I smelt but walked past the many donut/candy floss/yummy smelling food stands. I sat in Harry Ramsdens whilst the others ate fish and chips and I didn't succumb to any of it smile

When we'd finished shopping, I went into McDonalds and instead of ordering 3 a burger, I ordered a chicken salad wrap with a side salad (not fries!) and a sprite zero (not a milkshake!)

So I had no guilt apart from how much I spent in the shops! grin

I'm going to the theatre tomorrow night with dh and his parents, and they're taking us out for an Italian meal before the show. Normally I'd have pizza or pasta, but I'm hoping there'll be a nice salad or something on the menu.

My daily inspiration is that I usually have to wear men's wellies blush when I go to my sisters stables or go for a muddy walk etc, as my calves (calfs? I dunno blush) are too big and don't go easily into womens ones. I bought some gorgeous ones from Joules yesterday, I can't wait to wear them!

Have a great day all smile

IsaacCox Fri 30-Aug-13 08:28:39

I should have said, the wellies do fit me now but there's no way I'd be able to tuck my jeans in them! plus my fat hangs over the top a bit blush

MiaWallace Fri 30-Aug-13 08:39:45

wow IsaacCox that is a lot of willpower well done.

I have huge calves and can never wear boots above the ankle. Not even ones made for women with big calves blush So my daily inspiration will be to be able to buy a gorgeous pair of boots.

phantomhairpuller Fri 30-Aug-13 08:53:39

I have the same problem with wellies/ even when I was a size 12 my calves were too big confused

Just done day 2 level 2 of the shred, and gorilla workout 6 on top. Think I'm getting a bit carried away with this exercise malarkey! wink

Have a great day ladies smile

MoominsYonisAreScary Fri 30-Aug-13 09:10:45

Well I put on a lb this week, im not really surprised after the weekend, my dsis however reached her target weight this week!

HenriettaPye Fri 30-Aug-13 10:10:20

Isaaccox- well done, wish I had your willpower!

Lego worked out that between us all we have lost 96lb- I found a 'what have you lost' chart where it converts your lbs lost to an object that weight. Between is all we have lost over the weight of a newborn calf!

clarinetV2 Fri 30-Aug-13 10:26:55

That was terrific, isaac, well done. [round of applause icon here]

Henrietta, can you post a link to the site?

Sirzy Fri 30-Aug-13 11:01:49

I finally got my wellies to fit last week smile (ok they are wider ones anyway but it's good to be able to wear them!)

phantomhairpuller Fri 30-Aug-13 12:21:20

BMI body visualiser

Interesting to see the changes as your BMI decreases smile

HenriettaPye Fri 30-Aug-13 12:55:59

Can't link it as it was a picture on a friends Facebook page, but have copied it and put it on my photo gallery on mumsnet, so you should be able to see it if you click on my name smile

BirdingWidow Fri 30-Aug-13 13:05:51

Thanks Phantom, I will look a that later on a proper computer (sort of works on my phone but I can't pull the sliders to see a Thinner Me, which I am sure I would enjoy!)

Isaac, I am seriously impressed. I really could not have done that... reading some posts on here makes me realise I need to get more if a grip as i am still being slack and nog properly committed, even though I need to do this. I am thinking about the C25k but not sure it is for me- have boobs that are too big for any sports bra I have ever found and knees not good so I should go something low impact probably. Or maybe I'm just trying to justifying avoiding exercise to myself again.

Anyway, no slip ups so far today. My thought for the day is that I have two very lovely coats (one in particular was vv expensive wool coat from Hobbs) which are too small. Probably about 1.5 stone too small. I have never worn them but want to be in those by Christmas.

Thanks so much to everyone for sharing your good and bad days, it really does help.

HenriettaPye Fri 30-Aug-13 13:46:25

Help needed!!

What do you all have for lunch? Breakfast is fine, dinner is fine but at lunch time I have no inspiration at all. Ended up with super noodles AGAIN today hmm

MoominsYonisAreScary Fri 30-Aug-13 13:52:45

I've had jacket and beans today, bit boring I know but im trying to stay away from bread

I had a look at the bmi link, im slowly moving down to the over weight catagory and my bmi is now 30

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Fri 30-Aug-13 14:08:48

Good one moomins! My bmi is 38 but was edging 40. 40 is very obese so the more distance I get between myself and that magic marker the better!

I have just had a vat full of soup for lunch. I will not be making that kind again but it did fill me up. I too am anti bread at the moment. Baked sweet potato is nice and filling. Or frittata?

HenriettaPye Fri 30-Aug-13 14:31:08

Thanks for posting that phantom! My bmi is 39.5 confused

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Fri 30-Aug-13 14:48:01

I have lost 'An average human leg' grin

I now need to lose 'A 2 month old horse' <fecking hell!!!>

At the beginning I needed to lose 'An average adult woman' blush But with a BMI of 51.72, I knew that already blush

Still, one Guinea Pig at a time grin

Lunch: (remember I'm low carbing) most of the time I have the same thing as it's easy to do and good to take with me without having to think about it.

Rocket, raddishes, mushrooms, pepper, tomatoes, either cheese or basil tofu (pre-prepared from the supermarket, it's sliceable) and egg free mayo with Food Doctor seeds.

I'm at home a lot at the moment, so I'm having a bit of a break from it (so that I don't get too fed up of it) and I have had an avocado with Food Doctor savory seeds or leftovers or a couple of handfulls of almonds and a chunk of cheese, soup (but it doesn't keep me filled up, so not a great option for me), basil/mozarella/tomato/pesto salad.

MissElodie Fri 30-Aug-13 14:48:56

My BMI is 41.5 blush urgh! I'm only 5"2. I love the way the figure balloons out and then goes back in - I was wondering when it was going to stop!! Can't seem to get the slider to work though?

Lunch today for me was a tin of WW soup and a low fat cheese sandwich - not the most exciting thing!

Lorelai Fri 30-Aug-13 14:55:18

I don't think I will look at that BMI visualizer for a while, too depressing.

Lunch; I often do the super noodles as well, but today and yesterday I have had cold potato omelette; I cooked a big one yesterday and took some out with me, had some more today. Basically cook some new potatoes, fry some onion in fry light, add the potatoes to the pan to brown them off, then add eggs; I had a large pan so six eggs. Cook until you are worried about it burning smile then pop under the grill to cook the top.

MiaWallace Fri 30-Aug-13 15:00:03

BMI of 37.5 down form 39.5 3 weeks ago. I'm also 5" 2 so every additional pound on is noticeable.

Slider didn't work for me either MissElodie.

For lunch I normally have soup and ryvita or chicken/tuna salad.

I've just done Day 1 of Shaun T Hip Hop abs. Enjoyed it far more than the Shred. There are no sit ups of push up (which I just can't do) and according to my KI Fit I burned more calories with hip hop abs compared to shred in the same amount of time. Like Shred it's a 30 day program.

Plan is to do Hip Hop abs for 30 days and then try Shred again. Maybe I will be strong enough to do the sits ups then.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Fri 30-Aug-13 15:08:20

No, I couldn't get the slider to work either (and I'm on my laptop). I just changed the weights on the side.

I am aiming to get down to 123lb/8 stone 11, which is 11lbs more than I was when I was 'OK - but could shift a few pounds' weight. I just don't think I could get any lower. However, on that body image thing I need to be 7 stone to get a 'slim' body shape. HA ha ha ha ha.

phantomhairpuller Fri 30-Aug-13 15:09:45

Mia, roughly how many calories do find you burn doing the shred? I've not got anything to work it out!

MoominsYonisAreScary Fri 30-Aug-13 15:21:09

I couldn't get the slider to work either, I was thinking this morning, ds3 is 3 stone 3 so I need to loose him. Not sure what ds4 weighs but i probably need to loose him too!

MiaWallace Fri 30-Aug-13 15:32:56

Phantom I burned between 180-200 calories doing Phase 1 following Anita (the easier modified version).

HenriettaPye Fri 30-Aug-13 17:01:28

Chipping-haha I Love that!!! We are losing weight 'one guinea pig at a time'

HAS to be the title for the next thread gringrin

Isthiscorrect Fri 30-Aug-13 17:10:23

I'm heart broken. I know I shouldn't have one it but I stepped on the shinny new scales I've just bought and I weigh one pound more than I did when I started last Saturday. I know I've been really good, baked potato today with half a tin of beans, no butter and no cheese but salad with no dressing. Today is the only day I've had carbs that didn't come from fruit or veg. To say I am devastated is an understatement. I know it's not my friends scales, and I know it's the wrong time of the day but really I could cry. Oh yes and no alcohol for a week and I was looking forward to a small glass tonight. Normally I would have one or two medium glasses a night. I just want to give up already hmm

MoominsYonisAreScary Fri 30-Aug-13 17:20:45

Don't feel down hearted isthis, I know its hard when you've been really good all week, just think if you carry on you could have a really good loss next week. I find this happens sometimes when I start I diet

HenriettaPye Fri 30-Aug-13 17:46:43

Oh isthis sad

Don't give up, stick at it tonight and weigh yourself first thing in the morning and you will weigh less

Lorelai Fri 30-Aug-13 18:12:05

Isthis, try not to beat yourself up. Time of day makes a HUGE difference, and different scales can too. Like Henrietta says, weigh yourself in the morning and see what a big difference it makes.

LegoAcupuncture Fri 30-Aug-13 18:21:28

Back from the land of vomit finally. Been a grim few days.

Have not had much to eat but have pointed what I have had.

That BMI sale thing is amazing. It has my exact backside grin

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Fri 30-Aug-13 18:36:59

Isthis you KNOW you will weigh less in the morning and you KNOW there is a variation between scales. You havent made a low carb choice for lunch but you have made a healthy choice. It could have been so so much worse. You can rationalise all of this and start a fresh from tomorrow morning.

I couldnt do this on my own. I would have given up by now but together we can. Ups, downs, slip ups, amazing acheivements and emotional support. We are in this together and we can all do it.

trinitybleu Fri 30-Aug-13 19:02:16

IsThis - chin up, new scales are never going to match old scales, so just use this as your base line. Onwards and downwards! smile

I weighed in today for first time since 25 July and am v pleased but will save reporting results until Wednesday ... want to fall in line with your schedules and not upset IsThe!

Reastie Fri 30-Aug-13 19:36:28

<pokes head in and offers brew and calorie free cake >

Hello, could I join in please? I feel a bit guilty joining another thread when I've been on the motivation/nsv wl thread for over a year but it's gone really quiet lately on there so looked to expand my motivation.

Quick background. October 2011 I weighed edging towards 18 stone having put on over 5 stone from pg and bfing. I was depressed, anxious, felt hopefless about myself and my size and had pnd. Fast forward to now and I'm now around 11.5 stone and I've lost around 6.5 stone (DD is 2.5 and it's the equivalent of 3 DDs shock - I find her heavy enough to carry and can't imagine how I managed to carry around the equivalent of 3 of her everywhere!). I've got a few more lbs until I'm healthy BMI so I'm towards the end of the loss but this thread seems really nice and supportive so could do with some inspiration and motivation if you don't mind me joining. I've lost weight essentially by slowly reducing portion sizes, having soup for dinner and main meal at lunch and attempting to do exercise. Keep worrying I'll plateau and just stop losing/it will all go on again...

phantomhairpuller Fri 30-Aug-13 19:39:40

Welcome reastie grin

Always nice to hear from people who've done so well, it's gives us a sense that there is a light at the end of the tunnel! wink

Well done you

Reastie Fri 30-Aug-13 19:40:42

Mia very interested to hear about how you find hip hop abs as I'm doing shaun t's insanity at the min (well, 2 - 3 times a week so not really full on) and like the look of that. Is it super hard work? How long are the workouts?

Oh and the losing weight one guinea pig at a time - is that a nod to this as I love that link!

IKnewHouseworkWasDangerous Fri 30-Aug-13 19:41:51

Welcome reastie. We are all at different stages of weightloss here. Some, like me, are right at the beginning but it is great to see others who have already acheived so so much and still have the motivation to reach target.

Reastie Fri 30-Aug-13 19:42:51

Thanks phantom . Honestly, I don't think I could have done it without the other mn wl thread I was on motivating me and seeing how well others were doing to spur me on. I never thought I could do it and I never thought an online thread could be so motivational/helpful to me <spreads the love around> wink

HenriettaPye Fri 30-Aug-13 20:10:54

Welcome reastie smile

MiaWallace Fri 30-Aug-13 21:10:22

Welcome Reastie.

My DH has started Insanity and he is younger, fitter and lighter than me. There is no way I could do Insanity (yet)

Think if you are at Insanity level then Hip Hop Abs would be a walk in the park and probably too easy. I've only done the first disc and the workout was 25 minutes long. I found it lots of fun and I can feel my abs aching under my mounds of flab.

SummerHoliDidi Fri 30-Aug-13 21:23:24

Birding - if c25k isn't for you have you thought about swimming? I have the same boob problem as you for sports bras (I did find one online somewhere that went up to my size but I don't think it's supportive enough for running) and my knees aren't great either. I've tried c25k 3 times now and I get to about week 3 before I have to give up because my knees (and boobs) are too sore. I'm now trying swimming, I've got the timetable for my local pool and I'm using swimfit as my training guide, it's sort of like c25k but for swimming. I'm up to 32 lengths in about 40 mins now from a starting point 6 weeks ago of being knackered after just 10 lengths.

I think I've been really good this week so far, except Tuesday when I went to my sister's house and she announced that lunch was from Greggs because she had nothing in the house. Greggs don't do healthy, and we were going out so didn't have time to find a shop to buy something healthier. Such a waste of syns sad I did go kayaking for 2 hours on Wednesday though which was fun, then I went swimming yesterday and for a long walk today, so hopefully that will give a decent loss this week.

SummerHoliDidi Fri 30-Aug-13 21:25:04

And that BMI link really does look just like me shock. Except I have slightly thinner legs but bigger boobs. I like the look of me at my target weight, I think I'll look pretty good.

clarinetV2 Fri 30-Aug-13 21:56:05

Welcome, reastie.

I'm feeling very proud of myself this evening. I had a nightmare day at work - loads of silly, stupid things went wrong, I had a horrible email from a colleague which upset me, and something I've been working on for ages is going to have to be abandoned. So I really wanted to go out and buy a huge bar of chocolate at lunchtime, but somehow managed to distract myself by going for a walk (in the opposite direction from any shops) instead. I had to go to Sainsburys for the weekend shop on the way home. Boy, did I want to buy one of their jumbo vanilla and strawberry swiss rolls. I wanted it so badly. All the old thoughts came crowding in - I've earned it, I deserve it, it won't make much difference in the long run if I do it just this once, who cares anyway... But I steered clear of the bakery section, and pushed the thoughts away. I knew I would need something sweet to eat on the bus home - I just couldn't contemplate not having something. So, quiche avoiders, did I buy a four-pack of Kit-Kat crunchies? Did I buy a family-sized pouch of maltesers? No. Friends, I bought a bag of sugar snap peas and I wolfed them down on the bus, glowing with smug self-satisfaction. So now I'm sitting here slightly pissed off about my day at work, but I could be sitting here feeling slightly pissed off about my day at work and feeling rubbish about gorging myself silly on cake and chocolate. Not a bad end to an otherwise write-off of a day.

MiaWallace Fri 30-Aug-13 22:05:57

It's my birthday on Tuesday and I was planning on having a night off and getting a Chinese take away and a bottle of wine.

Just added up the calories and it came to a whopping 2763!

What's more shocking was that was a typical Friday night EVERY FRIDAY And that would have been after having fish and chips in work at lunch time (school dinners not chip shop)

Then on a Saturday, if DH was home for the weekend, we would have McDonalds breakfast and a good few beers on a Saturday night. Then a huge roast dinner on a Sunday.

I'm disgusted with myself that I used to consume so much.

So on Tuesday I will have a couple of glasses of wine and will celebrate my birthday with a nice Tuna steak instead.

MiaWallace Fri 30-Aug-13 22:07:26

Clarinet that is a huge achievement. Well done

Lorelai Fri 30-Aug-13 22:08:17

Well done clarinet!!! You must feel so good about yourself right now!! Maybe try writing it down somewhere that you can look back to when you are having a bad day?

I did the first run of c25k tonight, wow it was hard!! But I am glad I did it, will be aiming to do it every other day, alternating with swimming.

HenriettaPye Fri 30-Aug-13 22:33:08

Well done Clarinet, that's really fantastic! smile

Isthiscorrect Sat 31-Aug-13 07:11:46

Clarinet, well done. This is excellent news for the future, that whole change of mindset. You rock!

Thanks to everyone who helped me last night. I did have a small glass of wine, because I knew the truth that I had tried very hard and hadn't cheated. And yes low and behold this morning 3 lbs off as you told me it would, and as I knew in my heart. smile

I also took my first exercise today, so I'm feeling good about myself. Positive vibes to everyone.

Reastie Sat 31-Aug-13 07:14:37

Thanks for the welcome guys

Mia I say I'm doing insanity, what I mean is I'm lying in a sweat heap on the floor shouting 'nooooooo' in a pathetic way for most of the workout! I can't do everything by far.

Birding I've loved water aerobics in the past. It's hard work (looks are deceptive with all those old ladies making it look easy somehow!) and I always felt great afterwards. I remember going to Rigby and PEllar for a sports bra last year and being told 'we don't do them that big' and feeling really miserable and blush about it.

<high fives clarinet and Lorelai >

Lorelai Sat 31-Aug-13 07:26:46

That's great clarinet!!

I am feeling really stiff this morning, in my shoulders and upper back though rather than my legs which is odd. It doesn't bode too well for swimming, but I am going to give it a go anyway as one I start making excuses not to go then I will never go again!

clarinetV2 Sat 31-Aug-13 07:30:44

Thanks, all. Good idea about writing it down, lorelai, I think I'll do that. I'm really impressed with those of you who are doing C25K and looking forward to hearing how it goes. Isthiscorrect that's great news and glad to hear you're feeling good this morning. Hope everyone has a good Saturday.

BirdingWidow Sat 31-Aug-13 08:33:04

Right, in future my motto (when faced with cake / crisps / other evils) will be 'what would Clarinet do?'. Am so impressed with your mindset!

I think I will see if I can give swimming a go. Not sure when I could go because I am looking after DS and DP works long hours. But I will go back to work sometime soon myself and it will be even harder to fit in so I should find a way now. I never really learned to swim though. I can float (obviously, with all this in-built buoyancy!) but I have no technique. I am sure I must burn more calories per length than most though with my inefficient flapping about grin

Reastie, a fitter was incredibly rude to me in Rigby and Pellar once. She told me my bra was an awful fit and made my boobs look line they were running for my armpits. I delighted in telling her that she herself had sold me the bra just two months earlier, and she hadn't been terribly polite then either. There was a bit of an atmosphere after that...

Thought for today is that I would love not to worry about back fat making me all lumpy from behind (though whoever said up thread that they keep their hair long to cover it - why did I never think of that?!)

phantomhairpuller Sat 31-Aug-13 08:41:44

Well, I woke up all ready and raring to do my first C25K run... and my knee has given out on me hmm

I fell on it a couple of years back, up some concrete steps and landed all my weight on my left knee. Low and behold, it starts playing up as soon as I get a nice little exercise routine going angry

Am off to buy a support for it today then will hopefully start C25K tomorrow instead.

Have a good day all smile

IsaacCox Sat 31-Aug-13 09:06:50

Thanks all for the well dones smile

Thanks for that BMI link phantom. It's shocking but I actually do look like that shock sad

Welcome Reastie smile Well done on your incredible weight loss already!

Well done clarinet. Massive achievement. You must feel great. Though sorry you had a horrid day at work.

Mia, I daren't add up the calories of what I used to eat, I bet I was like eating 10 days worth of calories in a week blush Enjoy the wine on your birthday smile

Glad you're feeling better Isthiscorrect smile

I was about 4 calories under my goal yesterday, then I had an overwhelming craving for chocolate so had a small bar. Hopefully as I still had calories left from the day before, it won't do any damage. I enjoyed it anyway grin Though I was good and only had the one when I could have had them all!

Have a great weekend all!

IsaacCox Sat 31-Aug-13 09:07:29

Woah! Sorry for the smiley overload...

imustbepatient Sat 31-Aug-13 10:35:25

Just reading through the latest posts to keep me motivated and positive for the weekend!

You are all doing so well, and love the various visualisations!

I only lost 200 grams last week, so about half a pound. Oh well, at least it is going in the right direction.

I need to find a way to shoe horn some exercise into my life again! And hence that is my challenge for the week! [steely determined face]

Reastie Sat 31-Aug-13 11:07:02

Birding shock to the R&P lady. When I was measured for my sports bra the assistant wanted to get my size so I could go and try to get one online that specialises in big ones....she kept putting bras with larger and larger back sizes on each time saying 'no, you need a bigger one' and eventually telling me I was a 46 something or other. Even I could see they were ridiculously big on me! I was actually a 40 so she was way out! I've never been quite so confident with R&P being knowledgable since but I still go there as they seem to be better than the rest around here

Phantom typical! Can you build up very slowly or do knee strengthening exercises?

Isaac I have chocolate every day and I've still lost weight so don't stress about it. A little bit IMO is fine, it's the stopping yourself from eating it all that I find hard!

Am busy painting the dwnstairs loo but need to work in an insanity workout somewhere today. Must get back to the painting so I have time for the workout...

moonshine Sat 31-Aug-13 11:07:42

Well done clarinet- just shows the strength of your resolve and now you know you can do that again.

Sorry for my own absence. I've had a terrible 2 days (mentally), not helped by my 2nd period in 3 weeks.

I didn't binge but not much happening weight-wise which is galling considering how little I'm eating really - I'll fess up now to being a daily weigher but have been doing it for years and years and so won't stop now but I can look at all the ups and downs relatively logically (I think!).

Tomorrow I start my exercise regime, which is also my Challenge of the Week. My main motivation is to get back into some of my lovely clothes and not having the money to buy anymore. But even more so, to be fit again and to try and get rid of my continually sore back.

MissElodie Sat 31-Aug-13 11:35:42

Morning all,

Welcome reastie and massive congrats on your weight loss so far that's brilliant! What does nsv mean?

Wow clarinet that is some strong resolve you have! well done on resisting that temptation. Great idea Birding 'what would clarinet do?'!!

isthis glad you are feeling more positive today and well done on your 3lb loss smile

moonshine <whispers> I weigh everyday too. I wish I could just weigh in every week but it is habit for me as well when I'm trying to lose weight. Looks like I lost a pound yesterday and now put it back on today but I know it varies so I just hope the pound is gone again by weigh day weds!

I have chocolate everyday too, I wouldn't last long if I denied myself. I used to have at least 2 bars a day and could maybe even have 4 or 5 over the course of a day without really batting an eyelid blush. I love chocolate!

My thought for today is to have more energy. Maybe once I have lost the weight of a newborn calf shock I will have more 'get up and go' until then every guinea pig helps!!

Lorelai Sat 31-Aug-13 11:43:21

Its funny, I am the opposite with chocolate, I have to cut it out completely or the small amount would gradually increase to binge proportions.

Anyway, just back from the pool, 3k done in the same amount of time as I did 2.5k in last week smile

clarinetV2 Sat 31-Aug-13 12:08:26

grin at 'what would clarinet do?' - after 40 years of binge eating and failed dieting I am finally Setting An Example. Never thought the day would come! Phantom, sorry to hear about your knee - hope it behaves itself enough for you to get back with the programme tomorrow. But don't do it if it's not ready and risk any longer-term damage, will you?

On chocolate, I am unable, absolutely unable, to have just one ordinary-sized bar. So I plan in a chocolate day usually once a week when I can have a decent amount (100g Milky Bar is 550 calories) staying within my overall calorie allocation. Couldn't possibly have any less than that and feel I'd really had chocolate!! And there's no way I could eat that every day and lose weight - but I do need my weekly fix. Maybe I'm not such An Example after all...

LegoAcupuncture Sat 31-Aug-13 12:51:35

grin at "every guinea pig helps"

That should be our motto, fantastic! That and "What would Clarinet do" for our team bangles.

Back in the game today. Feeling so much more human.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.

BirdingWidow Sat 31-Aug-13 14:22:07

My inner Clarinet was tested just now in waitrose. They had dark chocolate Choco Liebnitz biscuits on BOGOF and I WALKED ON BY. I have never ever managed that before (unlike eating a whole packet in one sitting, THAT I have managed before once or twice most weeks grin

I also am going for the decent amount of chocolate in a week. I am allowing myself to buy posh Green and Blacks and have a 100g bar each week, generally Saturday nights with anything left on Sunday as if.The rest of the time it is all about the sugar-free jelly.

Hoping gardening today will burn a few calories!

HenriettaPye Sat 31-Aug-13 14:30:48

Hi all. I've just bought my dress for my best friends wedding- I wasn't planning in getting it for a few weeks yet so I can hopefully lose done weight, however I seem it and fell in love with it and was on sale so I bought it! It's the type that if I do lose weight I can tie it a bit tighter and it will still look gorgeous!!

Definitely think we should all think 'what would clarinet do' in tempting situations! smile

I'm another serious chocoholic- once I start I just can't stop do I've been trying to just cut it out completely which is so hard sad

LegoAcupuncture Sat 31-Aug-13 19:20:15

Oh I am impressed with myself! Took the DC to the pictures today and totally avoided the nachos with hot cheese dip and had a bottle of extremely overpriced ware.

MiaWallace Sat 31-Aug-13 20:55:55

Everyone is doing so well. I love our Quiche.

My motivation for today is wanting to be able to go for a professional massage. I'm too embarrassed to go at my current weight and get my back fat out in front of a stranger.

Reastie Sat 31-Aug-13 21:17:02

MissElodie nsv is non scales victory. My best recent one was being able to put on and do up my Levi's I had as a teenager they are far too tight to be able to actually wear out though . I haven't managed that in years and years, so my current goal is to make them fit properly.

Everyone is doing v well today smile

Mia great motivational idea (although I bet they wouldn't notice/bother)

Re: chocolate, I've always found having a low calorie hot choc when I have a desperate craving has satisfied me (OK, it's not quite the same but after a week or so you get used to it) and I buy dark choc with the highest cocoa % I can (90% is the best from my extensive all in the name of science research grin ) as it's so rich and strong you actually can't eat a huge amount of it (believe me, I've tried!). I have a cube or three every evening.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Sat 31-Aug-13 21:23:27

Henrietta - Thought you might like that (One Guinea Pig At A Time) Definitely a good thread title.

Reastie - Hi, you have done really well - you will get rid of the others smile

SummerHoliDili - what weight and height did you put in for your goal weight? I'd like to put those in to see what you think looks good. I put mine in (as I said up thread) and I had to go to 7 stone to get the look I'd like?!

Chocolate - I'm low carbing so stopped eating milk chocolate in January. Since then I have had the Lindt 85% - it's quite low in carbs and I have only had the one bar in all this time. I just like to know it's there smile

Mia - whatever you look like, they will have seen someone bigger/older/saggier whatever, YOU are worth it NOW.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Sat 31-Aug-13 21:25:35

I tried the 99% percent chocolate - don't - It Is Vile.

MiaWallace Sat 31-Aug-13 21:26:23

Reastie I tried Insanity for the first time today. I managed 5 minutes of Pure Cardio - didn't even get through the warm up. I'm very impressed that you put yourself through that on a regular basis.

I can categorically say that Hip Hop abs is a piece of piss in comparison.

MiaWallace Sat 31-Aug-13 21:30:26

Sorry Chippy x posts with you.

I'm sure most professional masseuse have massaged people as big as me I just know I wouldn't be able to relax and enjoy it at my size. Will definitely be one of my rewards when I lose a few stone. Think I may ask DH to get me a voucher for Christmas

LegoAcupuncture Sat 31-Aug-13 21:40:19

Found another website where you can do now and then weight visualisation pictures here.

Can't remember who mentioned it earlier, but an you please link to the site where it shows you the guinea pigs per lb etc

BirdingWidow Sat 31-Aug-13 21:48:47

Reastie, I meant to say re bras, do you have a bravissimo near you? I have always found they do a good fitting and nowhere near as sneery as R&P.

MiaWallace Sat 31-Aug-13 21:56:55
LegoAcupuncture Sat 31-Aug-13 22:27:16

Thanks Mia. I've lost a human head shock

MiaWallace Sat 31-Aug-13 22:32:58

Me too Lego.

My ultimate goal weight would mean I have to lose a baby horse!

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Sat 31-Aug-13 22:34:20

Lego not sure if you saw my post the other day, but I have lost 'A Human Leg' grin

I still need to lose 'A 2 month old horse' shock <FFS>

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Sat 31-Aug-13 22:34:54


HenriettaPye Sat 31-Aug-13 23:18:57

I need to lose a newborn calf. confused

HenriettaPye Sat 31-Aug-13 23:19:54

Has anyone else noticed that an elephants penis weighs 60lb? Surely that can't be right shock

clarinetV2 Sat 31-Aug-13 23:22:35

Splutter!! I hadn't noticed, Henrietta, but I've just looked it up and it seems to be true:

clarinetV2 Sat 31-Aug-13 23:24:45

Oooops, should have looked at that link more carefully before posting. Sorry if anyone's offended (I am, a bit blush).

HenriettaPye Sat 31-Aug-13 23:33:15

Ah sure we are all adults gringrin

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Sat 31-Aug-13 23:41:38

Henrietta - take heart - mine is a '2 month old horse' <FFS>

That's one Big Boy isn't it grin

Things you never thought you'd Google 'How heavy is an elephants penis?' grin

African bull elephants hold the title of the largest relative penis size in the animal kingdom. The longest elephant penis can grow up to six and a half feet long.

According to National Geographic, average length of an African elephant penis is about 2 meters and most of it is not visible. It weighs about 25 kg or 55 lbs.

While elephant erections can reach from two or three feet to five or six feet and 14 to 16 inch in diameter. One enterprising biologist has even gone as far as to calculate the average weight of an elephant penis at a est. 59.5 pounds (with testicles at 4.4 pounds each).

That's enough to make your eyes water.

Clarinet - anyone offended by that link is probably on Netmums, not Mumsnet smile

Oh well, only another 20lbs before I've lost the weight of the world's biggest penis.

HenriettaPye Sat 31-Aug-13 23:51:39

That's definitely a goal to aim for!smile

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Sun 01-Sep-13 00:08:57

So an elephants penis weighs 1.5x that of the average human leg grin God life is weird.

Definitely time for bed!

Sirzy Sun 01-Sep-13 05:27:21

Just checking in!

I am away for the weekend and although managing to avoid a lot of temptation still eaten rather more 'baddies' than I should have. I did avoid the millionaire shortbread that was shouting me then went for sausage and chips instead had done lots of walking though!

We are staying in a caravan and I am in a typical caravan very narrow single bed - but have realised I now have space to turn over without having to worry about falling out!

Reastie Sun 01-Sep-13 06:52:28

chipping gosh no, not the 99% chocolate, I should have warned about that. It's utterly disgusting <bitter experience>. 90% max IMO.

Mia the warm up is part of the workout, it's really hard! Is hip hop abs expensive? I do need to work on my stomach area the most.

Lego massive grin to losing a human head (don't know why but I find that really funny)

Birding no bravissimo near me sadly

<giggles at talk of elephants penis>

sirzy love that you can now roll over without risking life and limb wink

I've nearly lost a newborn calf shock

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Sun 01-Sep-13 08:38:23

It's OK Reastie, I don't think anyone really needs warning against it. I knew it was going to be seriously bitter - I just wanted to try it and it was far worse than I'd imagined smile So one has to come to the conclusion that it's not actually chocolate we all love, but fat & sugar with a tiny bit of chocolate in it grin The 85/90% is OK but it's not dairy milk It is so hard to imagine having lost/losing a whole, entire calf/2 month old horse (I'd call it a foal personally!) - even a human leg. Bizarre.

Sirzy - the 'turning over without worrying about falling out' is brilliant smile It's weird the unexpected things the show you it is working!

IsaacCox Sun 01-Sep-13 09:09:06

shock at how much an elephants penis weighs grin

I've lost a car tire plus an average human brain! I love that link.

I've tried the 99% chocolate before, blurgh! I love dairy milk/galaxy the best. I have some hot chocolate sachets in (which are 40 cals each I think) so I'll have one of those when I'm craving chocolate. Thanks for the idea smile

We went out for dinner last night before going to the theatre. I was hoping they'd have a nice salad on the menu but it was either different chicken dishes, veal, pasta or pizza. So I had no starter or dessert and went for a chicken Kiev thing (I had 1/2 and gave dh the rest), swapped chips for sautéed potatoes and had salad with a small wine. I didn't miss pasta/pizza. Plus had no ice cream in the interval. Also before this diet, I'd have taken sugary pop and snacks for the show. I just took a bottle of water smile

We got back home at about midnight and as we drove past a mcdonalds, I told dh if I wasn't dieting, I'd have gone to get a snack from there! Glad I didn't.

Have a great day all smile

MiaWallace Sun 01-Sep-13 09:20:31

Reastie Hip Hop Abs is £26.90 on Amazon. It is really good fun but takes a lot of coordination (which I don't have). I love Shaun T and would like to get his Rockin' body DVDs too.

I'm another one who weighs daily. Looks like I'm in for a good loss this week as long as I don't mess up grin

HenriettaPye Sun 01-Sep-13 09:28:25


Well done Isaac- you should be proud of yourself for resisting temptation!

Can't believe it's September already! shock

SummerHoliDidi Sun 01-Sep-13 09:39:28

chipping I'm 5'9" and I put in 11st as my target. I'd be very happy with that but it does mean I've still got over 3 st to lose - an elephant's heart.

I love all this talk of elephant penises, I'm naturally childish like that.

Dp has now HIDDEN my scales shock. The panel had fallen off the bath and I was keeping a few things (including my scales) under the bath to keep them out of the way. Now dp has put the panel back on the bath, leaving the scales, my slippers and the potty behind it. So now I'll have to wait til Sat am to weigh each week at sw because I don't want to have to deal with taking the bath panel off and putting it back on.

QuicheDodger Sun 01-Sep-13 10:40:41

Hello all, I'm new here (thought this was an appropriate username, I haven't had quiche for nearly a year). Can I join in for some moral support…?

Last November I weighed just over 14 stone - and at 5'2 that worked out a BMI of nearly 36. I was a size 18, though in denial as I was just wearing my baggiest size 16s, undoing the zips and wearing longer tops to cover the gap. It was the heaviest I've ever been and I decided I needed to really do something about it.

My goal has been to lose weight slow and steady. In total I've lost 2 stone so far and am now fitting into a size 14, but I'm still technically obese with a BMI of 30.7. While my weight loss hasn't been astounding on a weekly basis I've not put any weight on in 10 months. I want to lose another 2 stone, which would make me just overweight (nearly normal… ha ha).

I start Slimming World next week to really try and help motivate me. I feel I've reached a plateau and this is the point where I could pile it all back on. I need to keep up my lifestyle changes (exercising, lower fat cooking, better food choices, smaller portions) and I could fall off the wagon at any moment.

LayMizzRarb Sun 01-Sep-13 11:31:39

Can't put it off any longer. Been avoiding this thread as I fell off the wagon for 2 days. MIL funeral was on Friday, so I had a few glasses of wine, and then a few nibbles from the buffet; and then shockingly used that as an excuse to go off the rails yesterday. That's not going to get the weight off so I'm back with it today.
I hope the scales will be kind on Wednesday :-)

cq Sun 01-Sep-13 11:47:19

Wow this thread moves fast - I turn my back for a couple of days and there's all this talk of elephant penises and other animal abuse. Those poor guinea pigs wink

Hey Mia it's my birthday on Tuesday too! I'm going to be 47 shock. This is deeply troubling me. 46 has been ok because it's only marginally more than 45. But 47 sounds dangerously close to 50. Holy crap.

Anyway, despite my sister and nieces being down for a few days, I have not strayed too badly off course - in fact, I have been inflicting some healthy eating on my sister - she was disgusted that the wine was not flowing lavishly as it usually does when we get together! I think I've also managed to persuade her that drinking fruit juice is actually really bad for your blood sugar swings (as well as expensive) so maybe I've been a good influence on her.

Not as good as Clarinet though - that's seriously impressive and I do agree we should all wear a WWCD? bangle from now on.

Off for a dog walk now - I have an extra one visiting for the weekend so I'm going to go for a long walk in the middle of nowhere so I can let them all run free and not worry about losing them. Hopefully. When I talk about losing a small dog, I want it to be in the weight loss sense, not in reality smile

BirdingWidow Sun 01-Sep-13 12:49:53

Well LayMizz, it is easy to get derailed from time to time but as long as you don't give up entirely you can get back on track. Two bad days won't stop you reaching your goal in the grand scheme of things.

I wasn't very motivated last week and STS but this week I seem to be more in the mood. I have just done a naughty mid-week weigh (normally i am strictly once a week) and think I will have lost something this week come Wednesday. So that makes me feel motivated. That and the fact that I have some job interviews coming up. My thought for the day: I don't want to meet new people and feel that my weight is the first thing they notice about me.

Re. Elephant penis, I happen to have a photo of a rather impressive elephant erection that I took on safari a few years ago. It actually touches the ground. There was a 10 year old boy in our party who asked his dad why the elephant had 5 legs. After a pause the dad said 'its not a leg'. The look on the boy's face as it dawned on him was hilarious, all the adults were rolling about laughing.

Reastie Sun 01-Sep-13 13:26:32

LayMizz agree with Birding . It's not the going off the rails, it's the getting back on track and not giving up. Everyone will have time off watching what they eat (even slim people) but it doesn't mean you give up. Hope the funeral went OK.

Another weigher every day person here too (well, most days). I even have one of those fancy pants body fat/BMI etc scales. I find it's useful to keep me on track - it motivates me when I'm doing well and makes me work hard if it goes up a bit.

Birding in stitches at your elephant story!

cq you're only as old as you feel <feels boobs below waist....>

quichedodger love the nn and well done for the loss so far.

Mia I love routiney workouts so might have to put hip hop abs on my christmas list (in the hope insanity will keep me busy until then)

Did my insanity cardio this morning and feel much better for it (didn't at the time though <flashback of sweat puddle>). Taking DD for a little walk in a min to splash in the river smile

LayMizzRarb Sun 01-Sep-13 13:34:55

Thanks guys! It was great to have this thread to have to answer to!
I'm making some butternut squash soup later so that will fill me up and make me stay on track.

HenriettaPye Sun 01-Sep-13 16:26:35


They have the big tubs of Christmas chocolates for £5shockshock

Roses, celebrations, miniature heroes and quality street. It was so hard to just walk past them. But I did it! smile

moonshine Sun 01-Sep-13 16:36:58

Elephant's penis - is that on the bootcamp menu shock?

Henrietta - I also noticed the Xmas choccies are already out - a bit hard to miss as it was a whole aisle. Reminded me that I would like a) to have lost enough weight by Xmas to not worry about over-indulging a little bit and putting on a few pounds but b) to not put on my usual stone.

Today I did went on the x-trainer for the first time in 2 months and really felt it badly. Also went on a 4 mile walk and am now looking forward to my roast later (just some lamb and veg for me).

Happy birthday CQ and Mia for Tuesday. I was 47 in July and it definitely strays into the 'late 40s' realm sad.

LegoAcupuncture Sun 01-Sep-13 21:27:13

I'm so glad I'm not a huge fan of chocolate, can give or take it. Quite partial to an after 8 mint though mmm.

I have just booked our holiday for next year, log cabin with jacuzzi, so need to look at least ok to walk outside in a swimming costume.

After my bath tonight, my motivation is that I'd like to get out of the bath and wrap the bath sheet around myself without there being any gapes.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Mon 02-Sep-13 01:31:39

SummerHoliDiDi thanks for that smile To get the same 'look' & BMI as you, I need to be 7 stone 10lbs sad I cannot remember the last time I was under 8 stone. I have always had curves - typical hour glass - I really don't feel I had any weight to lose a half stone more than that, but the BMI is starting to get at the top end of normal at that (not that I think BMI really means much on an individual basis) . Maybe if I chop my boobs and excess skin which I'm bound to have off I'll get under 8st... grin Oh and if it makes you feel any better - to get to 8 stone I still have a 2 month old horse to loose shock

Why did he not take those things out before putting the bath panel back?? But really, it's not hard to take it off again - unless he's sealed it with silicon or something.

Lego - I noticed the other day that I can now do that with my towels - I'm very impressed smile <and no, I didn't go out and buy bigger towels grin>

cq - I love Guinea Pigs - I just imagine each lb of fat lost turning into a Guinea Pig - all 40 of them are quite different grin and they are all happy playing in the imaginary garden!

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Mon 02-Sep-13 01:32:46

Lego you know what that means don't you??

I have bigger towels than you grin

Lorelai Mon 02-Sep-13 07:51:07

Ladies (not assuming everyone on this thread is a woman, just that this is a question for women!), when in your cycle does your period affect weight loss? Is it when you are coming up to being due on, or while you actually have your period? In other words, if mine started on Sat, would it have had an impact on my weight loss last Wed or will it affect this week? Or indeed if it is done by Wed will it not have any impact at all?

IsaacCox Mon 02-Sep-13 09:26:23

Morning all smile

I had a really lovely drink last night that warmed me up, filled me up, was delicious and took away chocolate cravings. I had an options Belgian chocolate hot choc sachet made with boiling water and a little milk, then topped it with a flump chopped into pieces. It was heaven and would only be 70 calories if there was no milk added.

You may remember a few days ago I said I couldn't get my wedding & engagement rings off because my fingers are like sausages blush. Well, last night I did it! Though not because I wanted too but that's all sorted out now! It took a bit of persuasion but they came off and didn't cut me like when I used to try to get them off.

Have a great day all.

LayMizzRarb Mon 02-Sep-13 10:46:18

I was totally back on track yesterday, finished the day with my treat of a Daim bar. Only 4 WW points and well worth it. Nice to know I have lost the weight of two human heads!

LegoAcupuncture Mon 02-Sep-13 12:53:13

grin Lorelai

WI for me today, have last 2lbs. So 10lbs in total over 3 weeks, not bad! Put some jeans on this morning I've not wore since the beginning of the school,holidays and they fit so much better, no having to breathe in when zipping up. Result!

HenriettaPye Mon 02-Sep-13 14:39:05

All going good here too, hoping for a good loss this week after my almighty gain last week smile

BirdingWidow Mon 02-Sep-13 14:40:04

Right now I WANT a huuuuge bag of maltesers but am actually nibbling on a bag of crunchy coleslaw mix.

I think it's what Clarinet would do.

Reastie Mon 02-Sep-13 15:18:05

lego that's great. Weigh in log for me this morning too, 1lb down which makes 89 in total [proud] . Back to work today after summers hols and got 3 'you've lost even more weight' comments grin

birding i want chocolate too <stamps foot> must be mid afternoon slump. I'm having an apple. Let's face it, it's not the same is it?!

Isaac you see, my low cal hot choc theory really works doesn't it?

I ache like an old woman today. Usually I ache like I've been working out in a good way but today I creak and ache like I'm too old for this confused I'm only 31!

Sirzy Mon 02-Sep-13 15:21:54

Back how now sad going to catch up on how others are doing now as it seems like I have missed a lot over the past few days. What with holiday eating (alebit me trying to be good - saying no to a cooked breakfast this morning was tough) and now DS being ill I will be happy if I have even stayed the same this week

Sirzy Mon 02-Sep-13 15:25:03

I usually find that my period effects my weight for about 2 days before it starts and 2 days after. i guess everyone is different though, I use the wii fit to tack my weight (so weigh in most days but only check the combined loss once a week) and when you look back through the graphs you can see the pattern quite clearly.

Lorelai Mon 02-Sep-13 16:30:29

Thanks Sirzy. So hopefully it won't affect my weigh ins at all, that's good.

I have been pretty good for the last few days - did C25K run 2 yesterday, and another swim today (only 1.5km though, wasn't really feeling it today sad ). I was quite proud of myself this afternoon - went to M&S cafe with DH and the girls, they all had cakes, I just had a tea and the mini biscuit that comes with it (tiny little thing, can't possibly be more than 1 or 2 Syns). I didn't feel deprived at all, honestly didn't mind not having a cake. I think I can resist food quite easily in that situation, my issue is emotional eating, and that is what I will find hard - not turning to junk food when I am upset/stressed. Hopefully all this exercise will also help my mood and kill two birds with one stone smile

Sirzy Mon 02-Sep-13 16:32:43

I do exactly the same with emotional eating, it is a vicious circle as they I feel bad for eating so eat more!

IsaacCox Mon 02-Sep-13 16:47:42

Well done Lego! Great feeling.

Well done Birding, great willpower!

Yes, it really does Reastie grin

Well done for resisting a cooked breakfast Sirzy!

Well done for not having cake Lorelai You can have this cake which has no calories cake grin

I'm just back from the gym. Burnt 650 calories in 80 minutes plus the walk there and back.

cq Mon 02-Sep-13 17:07:18

I've really struggled today. Was v virtuous at lunch, had salad and coffee while the DCs stuffed down chocolate cake. But then felt really crap so had two slices of bread and butter and 3 custard creams when I got home confusedI think my blood sugar had got too low.

But rather than beat myself up, I am thinking that I must be kind to myself today, I'm knackered and overwhelmed by back-to-school chaos, visitors, extra dogs and builders crashing around. Tomorrow I will be one child down and it will be my birthday so the visitors can walk the dogs, I'm taking myself out for a lovely run down by the river.

DS has requested curry tonight for his Last Supper before school, so I'm hoping tandoori chicken and lentil or chickpea dahl will be the healthiest choice blush. At least it won't be washed down with red wine like it always has been in the past.

My goal for today is to have an early night - willpower is definitely weakened by lack of sleep.

Reastie Mon 02-Sep-13 18:26:12

Isaac 80 minutes in the gym? shock <takes hat off>

cq enjoy your birthday and run tomorrow. bread and butter and custard creams aren't the end of the world in the grand scheme so don't beat yourself up.

Forgot to say whoever was asking about periods and weighing. I always think I'd weigh more before/at the beginning of my period but freakishly I tend to go down a bit just before and then towards the end of my period I put on a pound or so for a few days then it goes.

Lorelai great on the cafe but I'm with you on the emotional eating. Alot of my eating/weight problems are psychological related but quite complex and different to comfort eating and it's difficult to break/hit on the head.

clarinetV2 Mon 02-Sep-13 19:02:30

Am proud of you, Birding!

Well done, Lorelai, that's fantastic news about the C25K and swimming. I empathise about resisting food easily in a cafe situation - my issue has always been eating alone (not exactly comfort eating but definitely emotional eating/habit). Until recently I've been embarrassed about eating 'treat' food in front of other people and I've felt judged for eating it, so I haven't exactly wanted to (though sometimes wished I could), if that makes sense. Cakes have long been my secret pleasure, something I've been working very hard to change. But it does make it much easier to resist eating when out, for which I suppose I should feel grateful.

HenriettaPye Mon 02-Sep-13 19:07:39

Another emotional eater here too! My oldest dc starts Pre school next week and I know I will use food as an emotional crutch confused

Sirzy Mon 02-Sep-13 19:11:45

DS starts pre school next monday. We will help each other avoid food!

HenriettaPye Mon 02-Sep-13 19:22:47

I just can't believe it Sirzy- seems like yesterday I was just bringing him home from hospital in his little car seat and clothes too big for him...sadsadsad

Sirzy Mon 02-Sep-13 19:23:57

I know, my friend has just had a baby and its hard to believe he was ever so small!

MiaWallace Mon 02-Sep-13 19:24:12

Aaargh I keep getting gifts of wine and chocolate for my birthday. Must resist

IsaacCox Mon 02-Sep-13 19:30:42

grin Thanks Reastie. The most I've done in the gym was 3 hours! I nearly died!

HaPpY BiRtHdAy Mia grin wine cake thanks If you can't have a treat on your Birthday, when can you wink

LegoAcupuncture Mon 02-Sep-13 19:44:26

Ah, my littlest dude starts reception tomorrow. Really going to miss him. sad

Reastie, well done n your huge loss, you've done amazing!

Kids all bathed and more or less in bed. Uniforms ready, packed lunches ready to be packed, let the new school year commence.

MiaWallace Mon 02-Sep-13 19:44:48

Thanks Issac but it's not even my birthday till tomorrow. I may allow myself some treats tomorrow evening but the wine is calling to me now!

Isthiscorrect Mon 02-Sep-13 19:54:44

Oh dear. It was bookclub tonight at my house. So I thought ok prawns and salad would be good. Then came pasta, wine, --4glasses- bread and cheese. I am a bad bad person:-( but I know this and my gain is my reward for eating like a snuffling truffling pig.
On the other hand I still ate and drank less than I would do normally, so that will mean I don't gain so much and that has to be a good thing. Right?

Happy birthday Mia.

Sirzy Mon 02-Sep-13 19:57:42

Mia - do you know anyone who is doing a raffle or anything soon? Perhaps keep a little bit back and donate the rest as prizes (but then don't buy any tickets!)

IsaacCox Mon 02-Sep-13 20:00:39

Oops sorry Mia blush Happy Birthday for tomorrow!

TiredNursey Mon 02-Sep-13 20:46:49

Am in the middel of a mad blitz. Friend coming to stay with 2 kids tomorrow and the place is a bombsite.
Have eaten really well this week so far, which is just as well as there will be wine and cake tomorrow.. smile
I too am an emotional eater, but I've been taking St Johns Wort for about a month now, and even if its only a placebo, it seems to be evening me out.
I've only had one blow out, and even then it was home made wheaten bread. And not too much of it. In the past I would have taken myself off to Tescos for a white thick loaf and made about 10 slices of toast. And maybe some custard tarts too.
So could have been worse..

TiredNursey Mon 02-Sep-13 20:49:48

Oh, and happy birthday! CQ and Mia. cake cake
Virtual cake has no calories!

MiaWallace Mon 02-Sep-13 20:52:11

TiredNursey bread is my nemesis. I enjoy chocolate but can go without but if I have a slice of bread then I find it hard to stop. I could easily eat half a loaf given the opportunity. It really is my gorging food.

TiredNursey Mon 02-Sep-13 21:00:53

Nemesis is a good description.
When I'm at home, my parents always have wheaten bread, and the bakery white loaf.
I dont know what they put in it, but its lovely. Some sort of drugs I am sure, because I cannot stop eating it. And I wouldn't stop with half. I'd have the whole loaf, with thick butter and marmalade.

LegoAcupuncture Mon 02-Sep-13 21:08:37

Happy birthday! Virtual cake all round grin

DH is on night shift, I am so bored and want to fill my face.

LayMizzRarb Mon 02-Sep-13 21:19:15

Happy Birthday Mia!

And for all those with little ones starting school - see this as a chance to have some 'me' time; try a half hour workout to a DVD at home?

cq Mon 02-Sep-13 21:31:11

God yes, another one here with a serious bread and butter addiction. And Frank Coopers Vintage Marmalade on top. Simply can't have white bread in the house. Even Cranks wholemeal brick bread is too hard to resist some days - I have to slice it up and freeze individual slices so that if I succumb at least I don't gorge a whole loaf at once.

Maybe I'll ask for a loaf of bread instead of birthday cake tomorrow grin

Thanks for all the virtual cake, it probably is the best sort at the moment, sadly. Might as well have a few virtual wine winewinewine while I'm at it too!

Lorelai Mon 02-Sep-13 21:44:58

Mmmm, freshly baked bread with lashings of full fat clover spread....

HenriettaPye Mon 02-Sep-13 21:46:48

Aw I wish LayMiz- still have a little 1 yo diva to entertain! smile

LayMizzRarb Mon 02-Sep-13 22:11:09

Not quite so easy Henrietta! Do you get to walk the LO to school, or is it too far?

clarinetV2 Mon 02-Sep-13 22:37:59

Yup, bread's one of my downfalls too. There's nothing like a newly-baked white loaf (I can easily eat the whole thing). I'm also rather addicted to Sainsbury's bagels. In the olden days I used to buy 3 or 4, just out of the oven, from the Sainsbury's just-out-of-my-way-but-not-far on the way to work, and I'd usually scoffed the lot long before lunch. Are people familiar with challah bread? It's gorgeous, and a loaf slips down like no-one's business, no butter needed.

Happy birthday, cq and mia - cq, welcome to the late 40s, it's not such a bad place to be!

Good luck anyone with little ones starting school this week.

HenriettaPye Mon 02-Sep-13 23:00:08

It's too far LayMiz unfortunately, would have been great exercise. Although there's a park about 10 minutes walk from it so I might park there some days and walk from there to collect him, then he can have a quick play in the park too.

HenriettaPye Tue 03-Sep-13 07:32:30

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to CQ and Mia
Happy birthday to you


Have a fab day ladies!!

Sirzy Tue 03-Sep-13 07:36:52

happy birthday CQ and Mia.

I have just do a weight check and its looking hopeful for a decent loss tomorrow smile

HenriettaPye Tue 03-Sep-13 07:49:43

My daily reminder is I want to do this for my health and set a good example to my children.

In my town a 5yo girl has just got the news that she has an inoperable brain Tumor and has a limited time to live sadsad

Really made me think of how lucky I am to have my health. My body has done me good and given me two perfect children so its about time I was good to it!

Between finding out about that poor child and watching coronation street last night, I was a crying snivelling snotty wreck!!

IsaacCox Tue 03-Sep-13 08:17:55

Happy Birthday Cq and Mia! Hope you both have lovely days smile wine cake thanks

IsaacCox Tue 03-Sep-13 08:18:29

How awful Henrietta sad

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 03-Sep-13 09:31:55

Hello - newbie here.

I've lost quite a bit of weight since I had DS2, and I had got down to 12st 9 but ten pounds has gone back on over the summer. I am only short so it really shows and I really feel it. I was down to a 16 and feeling pretty good, and now I'm back in some 18s and feeling like a heffalump. sad

Need some motivation, and quickly because I'm going to Goodwood a week on Saturday and my dress is very snug!

Lorelai Tue 03-Sep-13 10:04:32

Welcome Alibaba. Try not to beat yourself up about the weight that has gone on, just focus on how far you have come already and think positively about how far you are going to get. I find it much easier to stay motivated when I think about healthy eating as a positive choice I am making, rather than doing as depriving me of foods I like because I have been 'bad'.

In fact, just writing that has helped me to get back the little bit of motivation I had been starting to lose, so thank you smile

LayMizzRarb Tue 03-Sep-13 10:55:24

Henrietta, that it awful for the poor little girl. I count my blessings everyday. I am disabled and have to use a walking cane, but consider myself lucky that I have that limited movement. There is always someone worse off than yourself.
I am determined to keep on the straight and narrow. That tiny little blip I had at the funeral last week is still hanging around, so breaking my diet is NOT a good idea.
Going to have some yummy butternut squash soup I made for brunch.
Happy Birthday to Mia and CQ, and have a healthy eating day everyone!

BirdingWidow Tue 03-Sep-13 12:24:44

Happy birthday CQ and Mia. No guilt in letting go just a little bit today!

I am having trouble not picking at DS's meals. I cook a lot from scratch and make an effort to give him decent food but frequently it ends up on the floor. I nibbled at his stirfry last night and am having trouble ignoring his cream cheese and ham pinwheels right now (he, as usual, only wants the cherry tomatoes). Must avoid.

Motivation for the day : I echo what Henrietta said about wanting to set a good example for DC, i think about that a lot. But on a much less philosophical level I would like my knees not to have a big blob of lard on the insides where they meet or would do if my lardy thighs would let them. My calves are okayish but it all goes horribly wrong at the knees...

MissElodie Tue 03-Sep-13 12:49:02

Happy birthday Mia and cq cake wine cake flowers Hope you both have lovely days smile

Henrietta how sad for the little girl and her family that's awful sad

welcome Alibaba smile

My friend came round for lunch yesterday - she brought her own as she is on a diet - she has a really lovely figure but says she has 7lb to lose and was complaining about her big stomach hmm.

My thought for today is that I would like to have arms that aren't the same size or bigger than my SIL's leg shock

LegoAcupuncture Tue 03-Sep-13 17:27:20

Such an emotional day today. Could have filled my face, was quite temped to buy three Krispy Kreme and shove them in in quick succession but decide on some mango instead. Wasnt quite the same but did the trick.

Roasting today, it's so hot and I've just cooked a huge dinner. Feel like I'm melting.

So my motivation, I would like to not get so hot so quickly, think the extra weight makes it so.

LayMizzRarb Tue 03-Sep-13 17:35:20

Birdingwidow, have you thought about chewing sugar free gum when you are giving D'S his supper? I make chocolates from scratch (luckily I don't have a chocolate addiction!) but chewing gum stops me from mindlessly putting any of it in my mouth grin

Well done Lego on avoiding the Krispy Kremes. They would have taken you five minutes to eat, but would have put your weight loss back a week...

HenriettaPye Tue 03-Sep-13 17:44:32

Went to the doc today to get my mirena coil removed and she couldn't find it shockconfused

So either I've been having unprotected sex and may be pregnant shockshock or it's got lost somewhere inside me confusedconfused

Lorelai Tue 03-Sep-13 17:56:07

Well done Lego!

Henrietta, are they going to do a scan to check? This is my worry with my Mirena, it getting 'lost'.

I did my third run of C25K week 1, it is still very hard, so I think I will do it once more before moving on to week 2. Also took the girls out for a walk to feed the ducks and challenged them to a race - I managed to beat the 2 year old but the 5 year old is fast!! grin

Reastie Tue 03-Sep-13 18:00:22

Henrietta shock shock . Do you ever check the strings? <checks own coil strings desperately>

I got a couple more comments on weight loss at work today (we've been away since beginning of July which was when I started insanity so I guess there must be a difference in me). I think there's a rumour circulating about me having had a gastric band ( shock shock grin ), maybe people just can't believe that working out and reducing food intake can make you lose a shed load of weight! I think I must be a good source of rumour as in january everyone thought I was pg (I had time off for anxiety issues and apparently no one believed I had MH problems and thought I was pg - it was actually quite embarrassing to have to tell everyone 'I'm not pg' when they winked at me and ask how I was!)

HenriettaPye Tue 03-Sep-13 18:07:47

I'm not sure what they are going to do, doctor just said she is referring me urgently to gynaecology. I'm presuming they will scan me to see if they can find it in there.

No I've tried but could never feel them! They were last checked 6 weeks after it was inserted, when I had my check up and the doctor could see them. But they have gone walkabouts since thenblush

Really worried! sad

Isthiscorrect Tue 03-Sep-13 18:10:33

I've had a real mindset day today. Yesterday was bookclub and I eats more than a normal day but much less than I would normally. So today I knew I had to be extra good and I was and I was happy to pay the price for yesterday. In fact I felt it was quite the normal thing to do. I think I'm not explaining myself clearly but I feel good like I can do this. Hopefully tomorrow the weigh in will reward me.

LegoAcupuncture Tue 03-Sep-13 19:30:41

Eek Henrietta! How worry for you. Hope the appointment comes quickly.

Isthis I know exactly what you're saying.

On Sunday I went to my mams for Sunday dinner, and as I'd not had much to eat of a few days because of stomach bug I had a slice of a A&E she had made. Didnt point it up as I had full weeklies left. Just toted it up before, and bloody hell, 15 points for one slice! Was absolutely delicious though, chocolate, hazelnut and Nutella cake, was totally worth it.

MiaWallace Tue 03-Sep-13 20:02:58

Happy birthday CQ.

Thank you for all the birthday wishes. I have tried to be good but certainly not perfect.

About to watch Great British Bake Off which always makes me hungry.

Henrietta hope everything works out quickly for you

LegoAcupuncture Tue 03-Sep-13 20:10:28

I'm also watching the great British bake off, while popping grapes into my mouth.

Sirzy Tue 03-Sep-13 20:13:44

Eeek henrietta, I hope they find it quickly x

MiaWallace Tue 03-Sep-13 20:56:48

I had a big mug of hot chocolate while watching it. Would have preferred a trifle.

Sirzy Tue 03-Sep-13 21:06:02

I need to get myself some hot chcolate when i am next in asda.

LayMizzRarb Tue 03-Sep-13 21:25:46

I made a weight watchers trifle. Meringue nest, WW jelly, strawberries and raspberries, topped with a WW greek yoghurt. 2 points. I wouldn't have won any prizes for presentation though; I made it in a pudding basin!

cq Tue 03-Sep-13 21:45:45

Happy birthday Mia. Thanks for all the birthday wishes.

I've had a lovely day but too many bad things have passed my lips.

Dreading tomorrows weigh-in.

Henrietta - I've never been able to find my strings either - hoping mine's still ok - smear appt soon so hopefully someone else will spot them confused

MissElodie Tue 03-Sep-13 23:11:32

oh no henrietta really hope you get it sorted out soon, hope you don't have to wait too long for your appt.

Good luck for weigh in tomorrow everyone smile.

Isthiscorrect Wed 04-Sep-13 03:43:19

Morning! Its early here but checking to report I have lost 2 lbs. Its not a lot but I wasnt sorted with scales to start with and I am happy given it was book club week. I know I'm eating differently and stopping to think so all in all yep I'm satisfied with my loss.
Fingers crossed to everyone else.

BirdingWidow Wed 04-Sep-13 06:17:45

Henrietta, hope they find it okay (surely they must, unless it could have dropped out?).

I have weighed in and have lost 3.5 lb. that takes me to..... 199.5lb (14st 3.5). So I have broken the magic 200lb barrier, yay! Next target is to get into 13s. Thanks for your help this week Clarinet wink

isthat, 2lb is decent so well done. That's what I am aiming for every week and last week I stayed the same so I think I am just catching up this week. I do feel as though my tummy is shrinking a bit, which is spurring me on.

I started out saying I had 5 st to lose, which I do to get comfortably into the normal weight range. However, I know I will feel pretty happy even if I just lose 3, which is the equivalent of 2 of my 11mo baby. And he feels really heavy to me if I have to carry him for more than 2 mins - with an excess of 3 of him on board, no wonder my knees hurt!

My daily motivation is that I would like my body to be in proportion with my head. I am quite small boned actually (has taken me over 35 years to realise this!) and so in photos I am conscious that I look odd with a small face perched on top of a large body. Clearly there is a small person inside me trying to get out!

Good luck today everyone.

BirdingWidow Wed 04-Sep-13 06:19:57

Isthat, just done a double take when I actually noticed what time you posted. Eek.

phantomhairpuller Wed 04-Sep-13 07:17:56

Morning ladies.

I've come out of hiding!! By some complete miracle I've managed to lose 2lbs smile

My knee injury has really thrown my focus, I haven't been able to do any 'high impact' exercise and haven't had time to go swimming and as a result my diet went tits up over the weekend. I regained focus diet-wise on Monday but even then I've not been 100%.

I really don't understand how this weight loss malarkey works!

I've been keeping up with the thread but not posting as I felt ready to throw the towel in tbh.

But I'm feeling refreshed and focused again now.

Sorry ladies hmm

Good luck to all weighing today grin

Sirzy Wed 04-Sep-13 07:34:34

2lb off today.

Start weight 15 stone 13
Current weight 13 stone 8