Calling all Motivational Mondayers!!(921 Posts)
And anyone else who wants to join in. The idea of this thread is a way to record weightloss, motivate each other, discuss which methods
if any we are using to lose weight and give the occasional kick up the bum.
Right you lot. I was going to wait until new year to start this thread but I think that if I'm going to have my head in the right place to start, I need your help now. I haven't weighed yet
I'll do that on the 1st but I think I probably have 2 1/2 stone to lose. Last time I had 3st to lose so I'm seeing that as a postitive.
So, are any of you still out there? Who'd like to join me?
Come on you lot! I can't be the only one left!
For the interest of anyone reading. This was started almost 2 years ago by a poster who said she'd try anything to get to her target weight and it went on from there.
I'll join you! Wasn't on the original thread, but would love to weigh-in here to help keep me motivated. I lost some weight in Oct/Nov but then put a bit on in the run up to Christmas. Think I've got about 3 stone to lose, but will weigh, calculate and report back later.
Hi crumpet. I'm glad to have some company. I have no plan or method at the moment, just to consume less than I use calories wise.
Do you follow any kind of diet?
Hi TheOne. No, I don't follow anything in particular. I find counting calories works fine for me. I try not to go beyond 1200 in a day. Will follow this for about 3-4 weeks and then add in more rigorous exercise if nothing much is happening. But usually I can control weight through diet and doing everyday exercise, e.g. Walking
In Oct/Nov when I lost weight, I was making lots of chicken and veg casseroles for dinner, and that really helped me stay on track as they were so filling and warming, but low in calories, so I'm going to get back into the habit of making those again.
Urgh. I'd forgotten about 1200 calories. See, that's why I need support!
I did use My Fitness Pal at the beginning last time to help me keep track. I may have to set that up again.
I'm off to make leftover veg soup now. I love it at this time of year. A real bowl of comfort with low calories.
I don't tend to indulge before Christmas but between Christmas and new year is my one week to indulge. That's why I'm not weighing until 1st.
I want a true reading without demotivating myself.
Right. Given that it's Monday I'm shouting out to you lot again.
I've eaten a lot of chocolate since Christmas and I need your help.
So this is my last shout before I join another thread instead.
Omg! 'Twas meeeeeee! <waves and points at self> I started that thread!
I haven't been on here for such a long time but was hoping to find another thread similar to last time as I need another butt kicking!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I lost 1st5lb last year via slimming world but then I lost my mojo and have put back on 11lb....woops!
Was meant to have started again today but forgot to weigh myself so used it as excuse to start tomorrow and eat chocolate all day...this is why I came in search of a good thread!
Will weigh in in the morning and brownie honour I will give 100% from then onwards
Ooh. Milkshake good to see you! Were you LollipopViolet? I was going to name check you in my op but I forgot.
I didn't weigh either. I will do it tomorrow morning too.
Ps I also will have about 2st to loose
I'm enjoying NYD dinner and snack then I promise to start tomorrow! Will weigh on Friday... I'm scared.
Got down to 9 13 just before Christmas. I was 12 something when the last thread started and 14 9 in June 2011
I've just looked at that spreadsheet from before, it was last updated 9/12/13 so maybe it's still going?
No I started the 1st one then I think it was mainly stealth who did the new ones when they got full up, I'm not sure how long it was going after I disappeared. Lollypopviolet is on there so u def have the right name- just not me!
And to confuse it further I'm just about to name change to something non food related! X
Yay, Kato too! I remember you did really well on the last thread so I'm sure you'll be fine if you get your head in the right place
How are you getting on crumpet?
Sorry Milkshake it was a while ago. I get easily confused these days.
Make sure you let us know it's you when you nc.
I was the spreadsheet keeper, I'll make a new one for us very soon... But that involves weighing myself!!
Right I'm in -- this is linked to not spending money on non essentials (wine and choc) and buying no clothes for a whole year thread - one month at a time - be good to get into my smaller sized summer clothes.
We dont have scales Im guessing ive gone back over 15st. I will have to post weight when I get a chance. I have everything I need (all the gear) inc membership to a nice gym, which when i get into it I like it.
My main motivation is health - I have two younf kids I need to keep fit for and I dont want to be 'the fat one' anymore - as in the pics lastnight.
I do not want to return to W/W or 'diet' I want to cut out the crap and get active - I will see what happens.
Yeah I know that feeling Kato not looking forward to the morning, but I am looking forward to starting again, and I'm glad to have found this thread!
...pssst its me, Milkshake!
Glad to see you overthinker. Sounds like you're well set up and pretty determined.
Nice nc ToeFluff.
Inspired by my 4yr old!
Welcome overthinker buying no clothes for a whole year?! But who would buy all the crap left over in the sales that I'm never going to wear and just clog up my wardrobe?!
So dh just forced me to eat a load of nougat. I have warned him that I've resurrected this thread. I think he's looking forward to some more Hairy Dieters meals. We all enjoyed them before.
I can feel my body craving vitamins after the Christmas excess so I've made some veg soup for lunches. It's actually really tasty
unlike my last effort.
I'm dreading weighing in the morning but I promise to be honest. If I'm back up to the weight I started the last thread I'm going to cry.
Do share the veg soup recipe please? I'm shockingly bad at cooking!
I've got some lovely new trainers with Xmas money and my heart rate monitor arrives on Saturday!
Yeah, I second the request for a veg soup recipe, I got a slow cooker in November but every time I made soup it turned into a baby food veg purée so I'd end up ordering pizza instead!
Well I didn't really follow a recipe. I just used what I had in. I made loads and froze it in portions.
I used a bag of chanterelle(?) carrots, the mini ones, some Maris Piper potatoes, sprouts, spinach,parsnips, two heads of broccoli, and 1/2 a cabbage. I put in about 1/2pint of left over gravy and a pint of stock. I let it cook for about 2hrs on really low.
Then I blended it and it did look a bit like baby food so I added more stock and cooked it for another hour.
I know there's quite a lot of bitter veg in there but the carrots and few parsnips really sweetened it up.
Sorry I can't be more specific.
Wow Kato, are you running or gyming
or some other kind of torture?
Haha still keeping up the usual routine (five days per week at the
fucking Leisuredrome for spin, kettlercise, body pump etc, but I've foolishly agreed to do a woman's 10k in April for work... Gah!
<runs in with jazz hands> Found you! Yay to a new MM.
Hair I continued weighing myself and adding it on the ss months after the thread stopped as I really liked the ss, so kato I'm very excited at the prospect of a new one <saddo>. IMST also weighed in quite a while after the thread stopped.
I'm currently 10 stone 10.5 (yes, the half matters!) and about a size 12. It's the slimmest I've ever been since a young teenager but keep having panics I'll suddenly start putting weight on again. I'd like to lose a couple more pounds as then it will take my loss to an even 100lbs, and anything beyond that will be fab but I'm not stressing just want to keep it off, see what I can do and keep fit. I'm just excited to fit into a regular size having never been less than a size 16 my adult life and a size 22 when I started this. Have been doing insanity 2 - 3 times a week since July and it's amazing, really hard but I'm finding muscle where I've never had it before.
Have been eating far too much chocolate this past week or so though so I really need to kerb that down as my willpower when it comes to chocolate is zilch at the minute.
hair on the plus side no matter how bad the weigh in goes, it will only make your loss greater when compared to the current weight IYKWIM.
x posted (I'm very slow at getting messages typed) Hair that's interesting you cook your soup so long, I always do mine alot quicker, maybe I'd simmer for up to half an hour. Do you find the slower cooking adds flavour? Kato worlds easiest soup - gently fry a sliced onion for a few minutes (I do mine in frylight), add frozen peas and stock so it covers the peas (I also often add the woody asparagus ends once I've cut off the nice bits for dinner) and simmer for maybe 10 minutes. Blitz up and add salt and pepper. If you have any mint add some of that before blitzing up. You can add a splash of milk or creme fraiche etc too. Really cheap and easy and pretty low calorie.
Morning! So I've done it, I've drawn a line and will be forgetting all about previous weights and how much I've put on. Today is what matters.
I've decided to do slimming world at home along with as much exercise as I can, dug out that god awful 30 day shred DVD and dusted off my bike for when the weather is better.
I've got a little notepad to keep with me and will be writing down everything I eat so I can work out where my weakness is!
Woo lets do it!
Go you toefluff!
Straight into jumping jacks!!!
Glad the thread is gaining momentum. I, too, am exciting at the prospect of a spreadsheet.
I weighed yesterday, and I am 12 stone exactly, and aiming to get to 9 and 1/2. Getting back into the hang of doing veg casseroles for lunch or dinner, but need to get rid of my snacking. This will be infinitely easier when all the Christmas food has gone.
Anyway, sort of looking forward to weighing in on Monday!
Reastie, it's not that it adds flavour, more that the "stringy" veg breaks down better iyswim. I cook it on a very low heat.
Well done everyone who weighed in. I didn't because dh gave me an unexpected lie in so it was up and out to Legoland Discovery at the Traffic
Trafford Centre with the dcs all day.
Lunch was shocking as I had a prepackaged chicken salad sandwich which are usually a million calories and a bag of McCoys crisps so I can add another million for that. It will be veg soup for dinner.
How have you all got on?
Absolutely starting tomorrow. I've put on 6 pounds!!! in three weeks!!!
My day has been a good effort, no exercise but stuck to my meal plan and no crisps or choc!
Back to work tomo so should be easier not to snack, looking forward to get back to normal (and some child free time whilst I'm at work)
Kato, that should fall off easily as it was temporary.
Well done ToeFluff, I'm not child free until Tuesday. I'm not looking forward to them going back tbh. Dd changed schools ahead of schedule this year and the new one is 15 miles away. Two in two schools is a logistical nightmare, especially as dd has a 12hr day on Mondays.
Also my Mum bought me The Shred for Christmas. I'll start on Tuesday, but I don't know if I'm scared or eager. A little bit of both I suppose.
That sounds like a right nightmare! 12hours! Goodness me!
Yeah I feel the same with the shred DVD, think I might attempt it tomorrow but I'm not holding much hope that it won't kill me! lol x
Hello again and thank you for the welcome.
Had no chocolate or wine yesterday or today. Avoided coffee shop earlier when we went for a walk at the park so NSD too.
I am cooking a big roast beef dinner with plenty veg and trimmings but i need to use up what is in the house. Havnt really eaten much today so far.
Aim is to have cupboards run down for Monday when I have a food shop sheduled for delivery and I ave meal planned. I must get a pot of soup or something going in slow cooker.
Good idea to run the cupboards down. That's what I'm doing too. Dh and the dcs had freezer surprise for dinner and they all ended up with a different meal.
Well these cheese balls and onion rings aren't going to eat themselves are they?
Have you been in my freezer kato!?
That's to problem post christmas isn't it, too much junk left in the house that needs to be eaten. Yesterday I only had 3 chocolates, that's doing well for me at the minute!
Just off to do an insanity workout in the hopes I'll feel more angelic afterwards.
i luffs cheeseballs kato
Well I had two rum and cokes - nearly at the bottom of bottle. It makes sense to wind down - gradual withdrawl and not wasteing anything.
Good luck with insanity reastie it sounds brutal.
Does anyone else get to a point where they are so inactive you just struggle to get off the sofa? Im talking about to do housework and get out and about? I did get us out to park yesterday and we are out today at Sealife but I need a 'rocket boost' to get my house in some sort of order.
Eating left over beef for tea with homemade savoury rice stuffed pepper. Doing sandwiches for lunch.
I have lots of cheese to use up - I might make macaroni, cheese and potato pie OR cheese scones. Not the healthiest but better than scoffing it all with crackers and will make up a meal without having to spend moremoney.
I had the rum and cokes last night not this am
I do have days when I can't be bothered. It doesn't help that I've had to replace most of my morning walks with a car journey. I find it much harder to get going.
Today I might do some cleaning but I'm really not in the mood. What I really want to do is stomp about, swearing but seeing as I never, ever manage to get time in the house on my own, that's not going to happen.
Can I ask you all to tell me your quick, low calorie lunches please? I'm going shopping and I need inspiration. I need it to fill me up too.
ashamed a rum and coke for the rocket booster!?
oh yes, we've had that convo , salady things (although not the time of year necessarily), erm........I have alot of quinoa/rice salads with tons of stir fry veg and some tofu (I'm veggie, but maybe chicken?), stir fry is ace especially with frylight. Sometimes I flavour mine a bit with a small dollop of sun dried tomato paste if I'm doing an Italian themed one. It is oily but I don't use much per portion.
Just finished insanity. Think I'm getting worse not better as alot of standing around shaking my head and sweating. I blame the cold I have for making my body a bit under the weather.
DH bought me a massage voucher (as in a proper one, not just him doing it) which I'm having this afternoon, a whole hour of relaxation, can't wait
Ive jsut been looking at cream tea/spa days and brogues - bloody emails with their links. So a bit but enjoy.
My toddler is asleep - I could have done lots of things but ive sat on here instead oo.
Enjoy reastie and thanks for the salad tips. I'm going to try some. I don't mind veggie actually but I'd never do it permanently.
Housework day today and hairy dieters sweet and sour for dinner. I hate cooking and cleaning.
Well I failed last night and binged Have been on best behaviour today though trying to not give up and start again on Monday, that's how I ended up back here in the first place so hoping it's in me to plough on, forgot how hard it is to stick to a diet plan!
I thought because of the thread title we werent supposed to start in earnest until MONDAY!
hence my running cupboards down.
code for eating what's left between now and Sunday night
Oops sorry ashamed. I can see the confusion. On the last threads to keep moral and motivation going we started naming the days. MotivationalMonday seemed to stick as some of us fell off the wagon at the weekends and needed a kick on a Monday.
I'm starting in earnest on Monday too so don't feel bad.
ToeFluff you know the rules, one night off does not a failure make and if you've been really good today you'll have made up for it.
Well I wish I thought of it like that, I just figured as it was new year it was better to start then... Guess it doesn't matter when we start- as long as we actually do!!
roll on monday but cheers - im using up vodka tonic martinis tonight
Lol beats my blackcurrent squash!
My thing to finish is chocolate. Usually nobody buys me chocolate for Christmas but this year I ended up with three lots.
I need to finish them as I can't throw them away and I can never have just one.
No will power
Oo toe I had squash as a treat over Christmas. We went water only after a visit to the dentist earlier in the year. But the squash has gone now.
Yes I'm all or nothing when it comes to chocolate too, if I don't have any at all I'm alright but I'd never be able to have 1 smartie or 1 row of galaxy and I can't decide if I'm ashamed or proud of my Terry's chocolate orange record!
I think we'd be alright at water only in our house but the water tastes vile here and even with a brita (sp?) filter it's tangy, my mother refuses to even have a cup of tea at mine the snob!
I'm a water snob too. Ours is the best and tastiest in the country. It comes from the Lake District so we're very lucky.
What's you chocolate orange record then ToeFluff? Spill!
I'm with you all on the chocolate front. I've got loads this christmas and just want them gone so as not to tempt me. toe you're going to have to tell more on this chocolate orange record
Another water snob here, when I go on holiday in the UK I actually often buy bottled water as the tap water always tastes weird, even in tea. DH thinks I'm mad but it does taste funny. But then, my tastes are probably gone forever as we have thames water which you'd think would be awful and chemically . Maybe I'm just used to it.
Massage was amazing, I've got another voucher for christmas so I've booked another for next week
Happy New Year all
Will catch up on the thread in a minute.
Today is my start day and I am actually pleased. I have been bingeing and hating it but lacking the motivation to do anything about it.
I also feel grotty and have since the start of December - can't bring myself to shred
I'm not sure what's changed but I am totally feeling motivated and raring to go! Yesterday I was good but I still craved junk and felt poo. But I'm hoping it sticks as I feel like I've turned a corner!
Lol nope I'm not going to tell you all about my chocolate orange record, it wasn't pretty let's just leave it at that!
Oh lovely to see you all! Catch up properly but I've been lost without you. Am so in! Starting Monday! Yay!!!!
Welcome back Stealth and eighty.
I don't know if anyone is interested but I still see InMySpareTime in real life. She's managed to maintain her loss and is still tiny.
For anyone who doesn't know, InMySpareTime was on the old threads and a friend of mine in rl. She lost a massive 4.5 stone using the threads and MyFitnessPal. She's kept it off and people now put her in the tiny catagory.
Glad you enjoyed the massage reastie, good treat.
Today has been shit already. Ds2 overslept for the first time ever in his 5 years.
I hope he's not getting ill. He is my alarm at the weekends so I was late getting dd to piano, ds1 will be late for work and dh just rang me because he spied a party invitation on the wall for ds2 that I'd forgotten to tell him about in the rush so he's running around getting ready so ds2 isn't late either!
On the plus side I haven't snacked yet today!
4.5st, that's amazing! Tell her we all say well done- I'm envious!
Oh dear that does sound hectic, mine has been the complete opposite, the weather is awful, everyone is busy and there is nothing to do! Normally I love days like these but I've just had a week of them over Xmas! I'm sick of staying in! Plus side my 4 year old was sat on my feet helping me to attempt sit ups (I managed 2)
I'm following slimming word for a few weeks to see how it goes, got homemade burger and chips for dinner! Yum yum! I'm slightly excited! X
IMST has had her book published now from what I gather on her fb page hasn't she Hair ? Please say hello to her from me. Did you 2 know each other before MM or meet each other through it?
Hello hello steath and 80
Am hiding and missing my exercise for today as ache after the massage yesterday. No chocolate has been consumed
yet though. Weather is so awful here have been inside cleaning all morning <exciting life>. We are off out this afternoon on a family trip to <drum roll please> buy a new house plant for the dining room after our last one died so the pot looks all feeble with nothing in it. Gosh I live the high life
reastie make sure it's a bargainous house plant!
Yes her book is published. She has two now. She lives opposite me and her dd and mine are close friends. They were in the same class until this year so we walked to school together.
She was on mnet way before me and when I found the site I was so amazed by it I told her all about it. I was most put out that I couldn't share this brilliant new thing I'd found.
Well, no snacking here either but no exercise either. I can join you in the interesting life stakes as I have a two foot pile of ironing to do.
I'm starting on Monday, can I join?
I have a formal dinner in about 8 weeks as my first goal. I got to a healthy BMI about 4 years ago with ww, but have let it all slip away. After putting on a few pounds over Christmas I'm scared to step on the scales because I think I'll be the heaviest I've been for a while.
I was about 12 st 9 just before Christmas. I want to eventually get down to 11 st 1 as that leaves me a size 12 to 14 and I like how I look at that size.
My plan is to go back to what I was doing before.... no breakfast (not a meal I can ever be bothered to eat), soup, fruit and perhaps a cereal bar for lunch and a 'sensible' dinner (under 500 cals) with perhaps a bowl of porridge or a small snack in the evening when the kids are in bed and I've got the munchies. I'm registered on mfp so may use that to keep track. If I feel I'm not getting back to it properly by Thursday then there is a WW class I can join locally, but I'd rather save the money.
Welcome 2kids. You don't have to use scales if you don't want. Dress size or inches works just as well.
Formal dinner is either going to be fabulous or crashingly boring in my experience. Do you like the other guests?
Other guests include my parents, sisters and some friends, so it's always a fab evening. And the excuse to wear a great dress also helps.
I shall employ scales, but also would like to not be a size 16 when I go dress shopping. I was last year and HATED myself in the photos.
Sounds like a good night.
I know what you mean about photos. I hate looking at myself. I don't mind if it's armpits upwards as that's not too bad but any body shots are awful. We may be going away May/June time and I'd love to be less self conscious by then.
Morning! I've been super good today (finally) weetabix and berocca (yellow wee time) for breakfast, down to the gym for a 50 kettlercise class (non stop with a 6kg weight) then a fruit protein smoothie for lunch.
Stir fry planned for dinner, and spin booked for tomorrow. There's no biscuits or treats for the danger zone of Saturday night watching netflix!!
Apart from the fact it's mid afternoon!, well done Kato.
Haha! Maybe I'm weak from the hunger! ;)
Wow kato and Hair that's really impressive, you're putting me to shame . I've been relatively good today, only 2.5 after eights on the sneaky side. Did a cheeky weigh in this morning and put on 1 lb so really must get back into the swing of things.
Hello hello new members, sorry for being impolite and not waving before . Great to see you here. This thread has magic powers I swear! I never would have managed to lose as much as I have without the help of the wonderful ladies on here.
How did you eat .5 of an After Eight? Come to think of it, how did you stop at 2.5?!
I won't be so good later. Dh has made up a curry from his Christmas hamper from one of the Spicery kits I got through reastie's bargain threads. It's full of coconut milk, reduced fat but still.
That wasn't very well thought out of me was it?
Now see, that's why I had to admit that 'if I can't eat it responsibly then I can't have it in the house'
I would inhale 8. Minimum.
For my birthday at work my friend got me a braid dairy milk with Oreo in it. I told her I'd already opened it by lunchtime. At 4pm she knocked the door to my office to pinch a square... Guess who had a red face?
Lovely to see you all again, and nice to hear about IMST You are all doing so wekk. I weighed the other day, clothed and at the end of the day, think I was 12 and a half stone. Not good but not horrendous either. Keep trying to convince myself that I on;y have a few pounds to shift (about 26!) but I am REALLY struggling to get motivated. Today is a write off. Can't do shred as I spend the first hour of each morning hacking my guts up (sorry). I'm hoping the return to 'normality' on Monday will spur me into action. Wise words gratefully received. I know what I need to do. My trousers are tight
You'll get there Stealth. You've done it before so you know you can. I want to see you raring to go on Monday!!
Hair enjoy the curry. Just have not much of the sauce and no huge helpings <easier said than done>
Kato yes, I'm the same, tis why I don't usually allow nice things in the house that I can eat (remember I'm gluten free? This is a great way to have junk that I can't eat for DH!) . I had 1/2 after eight as yesterday I only had half after eating a few
OK quite a lot of a 'christmas pudding' flavour chocolate bar and needed mmooorrreeee chocolate . Feeling pleased as no more chocolate since after eights earlier. Will power is being strong! Had some nuts and raisins and yoghurt for pudding tonight. I know not that low fat, but has various minerals and other good stuff in and hopefully keep me full up.
stealth weigh ins NEVER count at the end of the day with clothes on. Just use that as a guide and weigh post poo naked first thing . Can you do shred later in the day?
Woops I've just inhaled a KFC!
I would like to join the club please. I am the biggest i have ever been and am scared to get on the scales. I will weigh myself on Monday and enter my details.
At the moment i don't know what diet to follow but am in need of inspiration and support and thought that maybe with other people i will be able to do it
Oh do please talk me through your KFC! Was there gravy?!?!
I also found sour cream and chive pretzels in the cupboard... I stink and feel like Humpty Dumpty!!
I can't believe this thread has re-started!
I did really well last year in the thread and then fell off it when my mum was ill over the summer, and put it all back on.
Remember the jeans?? I am still wearing the size 18 that were my first goal, but they are a bit tight. I bought a size 16 that are sitting in the cupboard, and have never got near them. So..
Size 16 jeans. Goal number 1. 2014 is the year!
I will start on Monday as school goes back, and real life returns. We are dog sitting for a week too, so as long as we can find a dry patch, I will do a long healthy walk on Monday!
There was no gravy Kato but there was hash browns and cheese, not sure it was worth wasting 2 days of being good for but my god that first bite was damn good! I've decided I will have another day of eating what I want before doing a reweigh and starting again 2mo when most others will be too.
Welcome to everyone new and hello to all the oldies( I was MilkshakeMaker on the old threads) good luck to everyone, let's hope we all kick butt!
Morning everyone. Well I managed to eat the last of my chocolate last night. It was a chore I tell ya!
I'm all set for tomorrow. I think my head is in a good place and it will be good to get back to routine. I feel I have more control and I know when my danger times are so I can be prepared.
I have a last day of lazy planned where I hope to do not very much. Ds2 slept until 8:45 again. It's so strange and it makes me slightly nervous as it's very out of character. I am enjoying the lie ins though.
I got the time wrong for spin class, so just went to the gym instead. Think I need to amend my programme again because my weights are too heavy again!! Scary how quick you get out of something without realising! Hopefully will appreciate it more when I reach these levels again!
Toast and pb for brekkers, another berry protein shake for lunch and a beef stew in the slow cooker for dinner. We are going to walk to the chippy to get chips to have with it but it's a fair walk and I'll only have a token amount (honest guv!)
Sounds good Kato. Shame about spin though.
I'm having veg lasagne that ds1 cooked at work. It's the first thing he's let us try even though he's been full time in a kitchen for 7months.
2 after eights and 2 chocolate coins for my choccie fix today. Argh, they have been calling me all day I tell you.
Did insanity asylum dvd today but tbh I think it might be a bit too hard for me. It feels like insanity regular is harder as I join in more IYKWIM. There was a lot of standing being too puffed to do much today so not sure how much of a workout I got.
Made a big batch of veggie salad for the next couple of days for lunch fo feeling fairly well planned. Feeling quite sad I'll be back to work this week though .
Kato enjoy your token chips.
Hair glad you're all planned for tomorrow. Are we doing an official weigh in tomorrow btw?
Hello toe , I'm very easily confused btw when people nn change! and hello steppe , good to see you both again.
xposted. Ohh Hair what's the lasagne like?
Can I join please. Am going to hop on the old scales tomorrow and am expecting at least 13 st !!!!omg
Going to do ww at home as have all books etc. rejoined gym today so going there 5 x a week. Well in theory anyway.
Am embarrassed to have gotten in this state and can't blame baby weight as said babe is now 1 !!!
Will check in with weight tomorrow !!
Welcome! Yes let's all weigh in tomorrow...
1mad I celebrated the day the scales said 13st, so don't worry!!
HI 1Mad Welcome.
Steppen nice to see you again, I hope your mum is well.
I have had one last big day of munching before I
fail try again tomorrow. Back to work and school, hoping normality and meal planning makes it easy. I just need to get through the first few days and then my own weight loss motivates me. Think I am 12st6 - I just tried again on the scales and was 12st8 with all clothes
We go to a café every time we go to town, and they do legendary scones - literally because they never actually have any, they must sell like hot, erm, scones within the first half hour of them opening. Today (post Christmas lull) they had some It was well worth the 700 calories, or whatever it was.
That's true. 13st or slightly below was when I felt back into 'normal person' weight.
Yes. I'm weighing tomorrow. Can't put it off forever.
Not had the lasagne yet as dh is watching football so by the time the younger dcs are in bed it'll be a late dinner.
I will report back though and if it's any good I'll let you have the recipe. I know it's meat free but no idea about gluten.
Hello to everyone new I haven't said hello to yet and welcome back Steppe. Sorry if I've missed anyone.
Hair I can do veg lasagne with gf pasta
1mad I'm with Kato, I celebrated too when I got to 13 stone.
stealth glad the scone was worth it <drools>
Sorry Reastie! I just thought it's better if I didn't have a food related nn!
Can't wait to weigh in and behave tomo, I've had choccy, and pancakes and chips today, and jelly beans! Lots of jelly beans! it's like I'm either really strict or totally stuff my face, this weekend I'm stuffing my face!
Doh fat fingers !! Sorry. Well just had last bit of choc pudding and Stilton and then it's bed and no more bad eating.
All my friends are slim and gorgeous and I am not !!
All my clothes are 10/12 so need to get back in them by summer. Feel better after reading this thread and motivated
Well, I weighed myself this morning as a baseline. I'm about 3 or 4 lb heavier than I was just before Christmas and the size 16s that were getting loose are now fitting properly.
Tomorrow will be tricky....first day back to it and I'm on a course where lunch is provided. I shall make sensible choices, then have a low cal tea. The rest of the week should be easier.
Oh no! Free lunch when dieting is a nightmare! (I may sound sarcastic but promise I'm not )
Am feeling ready to start tomorrow and am so thrilled to be doing it in your lovely supportive company. It feels like hooking up with old friends and great to have new ones joining. We can and will do this.
So pleased kato and reastie and imst have stuck with it. Wish I was on your side of the fence rather than the lapsed into bad old habits side. I've put on over a stone since may which is just rubbish. On the plus side have maintained my new love of exercise, swim training 3 hours per week, running and cycling. I managed 2 novice triathlons, a sprint triathlon and I cycled from Glasgow to Edinburgh. So just need to regain my self control and all will be good.
Am looking forward to getting back into control tomorrow even though I know the starting is always hard. Will be cutting back on portion size and sugar especially midweek. And will track on mpf.
Hair - get imst to join us on the thread. Would be great to hear from her.
my morning weigh in is 151 lbs, which is 1 lb more than my pre christmas weight .
eighty triathlon? Wow, that sounds seriously impressive. I can barely manage one third of that!
2kids hope the free lunch has good choices for you to make.
Well it was that bad !!! 13 st. And I even moved the scales round the bathroom. Ok onwards and upwards.
Need a good eating day and spinning tonight
Good luck everyone else.
To moving the scales round the bathroom!
11st8lb here, which means I've put on 12lb since octoberish... Whoops!
Feeling very motivated though an glad to draw a line under it all and start again.
Hi all, here I am
I actually lost 5 1/2 stone, starting at 14st (with a BMI of 38) and I'm now 8st 7lb (BMI 23) which I've maintained for the last 9 months.
I went from a snug size 18 to now a size 6 on top, 8 for trousers, and my 38H bras have given way to 26Fs.
I am (to put it politely) quite determined when I set my mind to something, and the shock of finding out I was close to morbidly obese was enough to spur me into action.
I love being slim, I can choose lovely clothes without needing to hide any lumpy bits, and (I'm sure you all want to know) the excess skin has all shrunk back.
Glad to hear from you all again, I'm happy to share habit-breaking tips if it'll help, but there was no magic secret, just eating better, and eating less, every single day for months.
Just checki ng in and feeling motivated! Even morw so after seeing youbimst hope you all had a lovely Christmas.
Imon no chocolate or sweets until the end of Wednesday. Until im back in the zone moderation is impossible so I just cant have them.
Morning everyone. I was about to say that IMST said she would look up the thread today but I see I'm not quick enough.
Well I bit the bullet and weighed in. According to the Wii it's been 210 days since I weighed myself and I've had a 10 day celebration and Christmas since then. I was dreading it.
Amazingly I'm 2lbs down from my last weigh in. I'm not sure how. That puts me at 10st 13 so 1.5st for my ideal weight. It gives me hope that I'll maintain when I reach it.
I don't think I've been to hard on myself during that time, just more aware of what I'm eating iyswim? That is definitely something that's come from these threads.
I really struggled to hit the 10st something mark last time so I'm a bit nervous that I'll stay there but I feel motivated for now.
Next short term goal is to be a safe 10st something.
Well done everyone for weighing in.
Well, what a turn up for the books! I was 147.4 on Thursday... I'm 143.1 this morning!
Currently working on a brand new spreadsheet!
Hope this works. I've updated and deleted obsolete members, and left spaces for new members too! Please add your starting weight as you'd like it - I like to still put my very first weight when I started but just put a baseline or today's weight - whatever suits!
Feel free to change colours or fonts!
Yay KAto [thank] <bows down to the god of ss> . Now, my starting weight, can I put that still as my initial fat weight?
it helps me feel like I've achieved something or do I put my current weight? I'm catching you up very slowly btw
IMST so glad the excess skin has shrunk back. I have that problem! Has it shrunk back even in your arms btw? My arm fat practically wacks me in the face if I get carried away waving . Great to hear from you and that you are maintaining. I know you wanted to work on toning, how is that working?
I just ordered myself a lovely Cath Kidston mushroom dress (nicer than it sounds!) in a size 12. Hope it fits!
reastie I always put my fat weight!!
Thanks kato , have added. Btw I may <whistles looking up at the sky> have accidently somehow added 'sheet 10' to the ss on the bottom menu. I pressed something and it just happened <clueless and useless>. Hope I haven't broken it already
Just done insanity asylum agility and speed workout so feeling more virtuous than I was post after eight binge earlier.
Thanks kato I have filled in my weight and your fab chart.
I am a complete techno idiot so am grateful for you doing that.
Have eaten we so far but after having a row this morning with OH I feel like stuffing down the Xmas cake !!!
But I won't give him the pleasure of peeing me off and spoiling the diet before it starts.
Reastie, even the arm skin has shrunk back.
My boobs will never regain their former glory though.
Thanks for doing the spread sheet Kato. I've filled in my stats.
If you and reastie look at your losses and compare them to mine you'll see how amazingly well you've already done!
I'm still encouraged by my previous weightloss though.
1Mad good for you for not giving in to the junk food craving because of your row. It's so easy to give in and you haven't. You should feel proud of yourself.
Shred for me tomorrow. With dd back at school then I have no excuses. Give me a kick if I don't do it!
Bad bad bad weigh in at 12 stone 4lb so I've put on nearly a stone and a half in less than 12 months. Christmas gluttony in part to blame, but since may I just took my eye of the ball and slipped back to bad habits.
Today I haven't had any sugar. It is my downfall and I'm going to try and limit it as much as humanely possible. Haven't had a chance to track on mpf but will start tomorrow. Glands are up and feel
Feeling grotty. But going for a swim anyway and no celebratory Jaffa cakes when I get home.
Well done hair / reastie / kato and imst. Loving your strength.
Weirdly, I felt when the thread was at its busiest that we'd always be here supporting each other. Then it slowed to nothing and I fell off the wagon. Suspect that is not coincidental.
I will join youeightytwenty at 12st 4. Argh never been this heavy. The zips on my work trousers keep coming down because of my rather rounded tummy!
No booze in the week, no sweets, only treats at weekend is the current plan... We will see what the scales say at the end of the week.
Made Spanish chicken with cous cous for tea, it was lovely so not a bad start to eating healthier. Sausage and fennel something or other tomorrow, under 500 cals.
Can I join the 12st4 club Just weighed an hour or so ago. Actually I was rather pleased
My plans are to be comfortably 11st something by end of jan and then in the 10s by end of March. Should be easily do-able but I always seem to self sabotage. For that reason I am going to write down all my reasons and plans on a piece of paper and carry it in my bag.
Today has gone OK so far. I feel back into the swing of it but it has only been 20 hours...
How funny sherbet and spb.
I think starting is still positive. Let's hold hands and if there are blips, let's treat them as such.
Sherbet last time my focus was all around midweek healthy eating and increasing exercise.
Kato thanks for the spreadsheet too!
After the Christmas gluttony I was fully expecting 13 stone
Me too Stealth.
I finally had the veg lasagne for dinner. I was all ready to feel vituous but the amount of cheese + white sauce put that idea to bed. It was delicious though. Ds dished up and kept asking me if I didn't like it when I put my fork down. I ate more than I'd like but not as much as he gave me. Must remember that leaving stuff on my plate is not a crime.
Anyone remember the old phrase, "My body is not the dustbin"? It rang true for a lot of people on here.
weighed in at the weekend and it was
So I thought I would leave it til today and make it an official Monday weight!
Then I forgot to weigh myself this morning
Did a great long walk with visiting dog today and even ran parts of it (unintentionally!) So feeling good about that.
Will put scales out tonight so I remember to weigh in tomorrow.
That sounds lovely
YES to thay. Waste in the bin is sad but waste in my body (esp its not even something ill particularly enjoy) is almost a form of self harm. I eat even though I know I dont like the results - bloating, weight gain and shame.
There was a box of chocolate shortbread in work kitchen today and I saw it without feeling tempted. It waz just there iykwim. Longay this motivation last!
Morning everyone. How is the motivation this morning? I hope you are all still feeling strong.
I had a chocolate craving last night so had an options hot chocolate. This is why I'm glad I ate all my chocolate at the weekend. I would not have resisted last night.
Well done hair!
1/2 bowl of porridge this morning.
Had my first swim last night and must have swum between 3-4k. Resisted my normal bowl of cereal or Jaffa cakes plus hot chocolate (sugar fiend) and had an apple, 2 tsp of peanut butter and a thin slice of cheese.
Wonder how easy I'm going to find the reduced sugar situation. It's my nemesis.
How's everyone else?
Morning! Glad to see everyone is still going for it.
I'm feeling very angelic with my carrot and potato soup for lunch and savoury rice for tea, can't argue with that can you!
Just need to fit exercise in, my next goal x
Feeling motivated today still. Off to do weekly shop when the babe wakes up and get my free coffee in their cafe. Need to avoid the nice treats in there !!
Stir fry and teriyaki salmon for supper and then off to the gym !
What's the teriyaki salmon recipe? Sounds nice.
Have just signed up to a 10k in may. Terrified as running is not my forte and I've only managed 6k a few times and normally feel like I'm about to die after 5.
eightytwenty I just put teriyaki sauce over the salmon then some lowest cream cheese then a bit more sauce and cook in the oven for 10 mins ish till salmon is cooked.
Can't say exact temps and time as I cook in am aga. Also works well with chicken fillets too.
Fellow Aga cook here. Love it! Sounds delicious. Must seek out at next supermarket shop.
31 minute run / walk which nearly killed me as day 1 of c210k (though started at week 5 as a compromise).
Mid morning snack of 3 apricots and a few walnuts. Lunch of beetroot soup and 2 slices of toast with smoked mackerel pate. And have made beef casserole for dinner. Haven't tracked in mpf but know that calories aside, that they are good choices. Part of my plan is to fill up on protein rather than carbs and sugar!
Swimming again tonight.
That's fab eighty. Well done. I'm pissed off with my car today and it's put me in a right grump. I haven't eaten any crap though
because I haven't got any.
Today I'm realising how much of what I do is emotional eating.
Pressed post too soon! Grrrr!
Can I join please? After 6 weeks on crutches I have gained 1 stone.
I have downloaded MFP and am on day 2 of calorie counting and walking for 1 hour everyday
Currently 10 stone, hope to get down to 9!
eighty sugar is my nemesis. Sometimes I consider giving it up completely cold turkey but not sure if I'm strong enough. Booking into the 10k means you HAVE to train for it now, good move, there's no escape!
Feeling good today. Had no actual chocolate yet, just an options hot choc <nods to hair>. It's my saviour diet choc fix.
Todays NSV - my joules sale order came through the post and I ordered various things in size 10 and 12. The size 10 actually fits
it's very tight but we'll not dwell on that
Hello monster , I'm reastie1 on MFP if you want to find me
Yay to size ten reastie - I can only dream.
Well all my plans fell apart, made my lunch and snacks for today and was halfway to fhe station when I realised they were still in the fridge. However I was very proud of myself - easy solution would be work cafe but theres very little that is low calorie. So I went tk coop for chilli noodles which are better and it involved a 1.4mile walk too. Managed to avoid the snacks and treats and got a box of melon and grapes. I too am feeling virtuous. Need to remember what changes so I can be prepared!
Wow reastie. And if I remember rightly you have some health issues which were stalling the WL for a while? Forgive me if I remember that incorrectly!
Size 10 is great. I got to snug 12's but am now def into 14's and some of my new clothes feeling right. Thank god this thread was started. Had wondered about joining a new one at the tail end of last year but this one just feels so right. You're like a comfy pair of tracky bottoms. Even if I can't currently pull them above my thighs.
We are aren't we I know just what you mean
Ahhh you cosy joggies!!
Exciting day today, DS had primary school tour he's starting p1 in August!!
Then to hospital for my Mirena out.
Then to morrisons and marvelled at the reduced Christmas crap for 49p (628 calories gone on shite guys...)
stealth excellent virtuous choices indeed
eighty well remembered re: health probs, yes I had various things making things difficult. Know exactly what you mean re: comfy joggers.
Wow kato can't believe your DS will be starting school only seems like the other week he was starting nursery. DD will be starting nursery soon. Off tomorrow to meet someone to buy some second hand nursery uniform for her as it's £ for a blinking 2 YO!
Wow kato. School tour already. I remember him starting nursery too. Funnily my dd1 had her first settle yesterday. She was v happy but I stayed with her, albeit not always in the same room. She's excited about going back tomorrow and then starts properly next week - afternoons only until her childminder retires in June.
Come to bed early with 2 ww yoghurts and some fruit !! If I stay downstairs then I may nibble on some Xmas cake.
Happy to hand hold through nursery settling! I was a WRECK!! X
help MFP-ers - I can't find where to record my weight, I know I used to be able to do it! Feel like I've clicked on every tab
Found it, sorry.
The (upward) slope on that is depressing!My last recorded weight was 159 so unless my maths is wrong I have put on a stone since then.
ANyway, onward and downward. Peace and love to all losers!
are there 13 or 14lb in a stone? I'm very tired tonight...
Stealth, are you ok? You seem very out of sorts tonight. Not like you at all. There are 14lbs in a stone btw.
Am I the only one who doesn't want to be a comfy tracksuit? Can't we be the shoes of fabulousness or something?
I actually know what you mean though and I agree.
Who was the triathlon competitor on the last thread? I was totally in awe but can't remember who it was.
Well done on the good choices today everyone. Tomorrow will be my toughest day I think. I have to stop myself from thinking that two days is fab so a little treat won't hurt!
I'm fine thank you for caring just tired thanks to Dcs both waking last night and then me getting up at 5.15.
Lol at shoes of fabulousness - can we be both? Shoes of fabulousness under the comfy track suit bottoms? Start a new trend.
Triathlon runner was me of course <lies through teeth>
Wasn't it kato?
It may have been. I thought Kato did mad stuff in the gym.
Hope you get some rest tonight.
Haha! I'm a spinning, body pumping, kettlercising Pilates, and gyming five nights a weeker... But I'm no tri-athlete! It was eighty she's my fitspo-ration!
I've signed up for a 10k in March but who remembers last time I tried running?
Yes it was me. And despite being at my lightest for years in May when I did my first novice (151.5lb), followed by a year of loads of activity, I am depressed to have entered 171lb on the new spreadsheet. But I decided to use that weight rather than my original start weight (192lb) as I think seeing that will motivate me.
So first goal is to be back to 151.5lb by the time I do the 10k in may. Running should help & it started to go badly when I had to stop running.
Kato - didn't you end up buying a bra in asda? But you are doing loads of exercise now. What made you want to do a 10k?
Eighty... Is it the bupa great run you're doing? I'm the corporate contact for our charity partner who asked if anyone wanted to take part... It's me and one other colleague going to do it together!!
Yes I was browsing bras as the c25k lady told me I was doing great!'
Funny. It's the Edinburgh marathon festival. Though 10k will be more than enough for me.
Good morning everyone. Hope you are all well and full of determination today. I'm feeling good and very positive. My will power is high.
Just porridge for breakfast so all good so far. Though just sitting down with a cuppa so need to stay away from Xmas goodies.
Am in awe of all you super fitties and am hoping by June to be on way back to being fit again !
Yes good for day 3!
Tidied up leftover homemade Xmas chocolates and didn't scoff any.
What do you mean tidied up????? How???? Did you throw them away???? God - you're good.
My dcs love porridge for breakfast. Wish I could have it but the milk plays havoc so I have to stay away. What do you put with it?
In a tin. Suspect / hope out of sight out of mind.
I used to have 50:50 skimmed milk and water - not nice. Haven't got any skimmed in at the moment and as am having 1/2 portion am just having semi skimmed and no water. And it's delicious and creamy and the milk is quite sweet.
Do any of you have thoughts about sugar/ carbs = bad. Protein & fat = good. When I've lost weight before it's been by reducing portions and treats but I did find that protein kept me full for much longer. I also let myself have weekends off last time - am still in the process of deciding whether that is a good idea or not.
When you've been successful in the past / now (reastie/ kato & imst) did/ do you stick to the plan 7/7 or did/ do you allow occasional or regular lapses?
I don't believe in cutting out any food group. Moderation is key. Although protein does keep you full.
I also think you have to allow for lapses/treats/nights out or you are setting yourself up to fail. A good way is to compensate before if it's planned or after if it's a lapse. That way your weekly total isn't way out iyswim.
I just use full fat milk and chopped banana and count it all as my points. Can't start the day without it and a cup of earl grey ! God I am old.
Going for a long walk with the buggy after lunch then the gym tonight.
Hi all - can I join you please? Have been looking for a friendly weight loss thread that isn't tied to one particular approach - I could really do with some company on this. And a spreadsheet would keep me in line ;)
Had an unpleasant encounter with the scales this morning and somehow seem to be weighing in at 160lb. I want to get back to around 144lb.
Didn't realise I had wandered so far from this, must've been looking the other way
Have had success before with calorie counting and exercise, so as of today am back on track with that. Have set myself an initial goal of losing a lb a week until I reach 148lb - so over 12 weeks.
Welcome ifandwhen! please pull up a virtual stool! Was it the comfy joggies that swung it for you?
eighty I've toyed with low carb, and it's great for a quick fix flat tummy, but as soon as I deprive myself of anything - particularly an entire food group - I feel cheated and like I'm not in control.
imst has admitted herself that she's super determined, I'm really quite rubbish, and if you look at my mfp diaries you'll see 700+ cal snack days but I exercise to justify it...
Hi ifandwhen <waves>
Hair, you say "
I also think you have to allow for lapses/treats/nights out or you are setting yourself up to fail. A good way is to compensate before if it's planned or after if it's a lapse. That way your weekly total isn't way out iyswim."
Which seems like a really good idea. Im definitely going to try the pre compensation. Problem for me with lapses is that I wake up the next day with a food hangover feeling very down on myself. Post-compensating then would just feel like i was punishing myself. And in need of comfort... anyone got any suggestions to handle that?
I think youve actually helped me figure out sometjing thats really helpful and fundamental as to why I slip.
Not why I slip. Why o cant get back to it after a day off. Id be happy to allow myself a day off every now and then but struggle to stoo at a day.
I think the answer may be to treat myself in eating healthily for the first few days. Buy sushi etc. Allow myself to have more cals than usual. Then when ive got ober the food hangover, back to it!
EightyTwenty, when I was losing weight I didn't have any days off or splurges, but if I knew a meal out was planned I'd look at the menu online to find a way to manage those calories either by extra exercise or less food for other meals. It isn't an approach that would work for
most people everyone, but I needed to break some long ingrained habits, and the only way for me was to make new food and exercise habits.
It's a lot easier now I'm maintaining, I have the odd slice of cake or glass of wine most weeks. But I can take it or leave it, eg there's been a bottle of wine in the fridge unopened since Friday, I had a small glass last night and put it back in the fridge as I'd had enough.
Habits can change, given time and persistence.
I think that would work Stealth as long as it was only a couple of days. The danger is that you could easily slip back to old habits.
Do you think that the food hangover is partly brought on by mental guilt? If you stopped thinking of it as a failure and more of something that happens in everyone's life, you could stop feeling so bad and be able to concentrate more on compensating?
<waves to IMST> Wise words as always.
Yes its definitely a mental thing too. Combination of bloat and guilt aself loathing not sure how much ill be able to just put those feelings aside. Will have a think.
I didn't mean straight away but if you coach yourself it could be do-able. It's habit changing and that always takes time.
But also a bit like a drug addict, you remind your body what the "god/bad" stuff tastes like, it leaves you wanting more? Or maybe it is just the same as bad habits having a habit of creeping back if you're not careful.
Nearly killed myself with spin followed by circuits. Lunch was homemade beetroot soup, 2 slices of rye bread and some Leerdammer.
Have also logged yesterday and today on mpf. Despite no treats I was only just under daily cals thanks to swim & run. Assuming some of my portion sizes are correct. A tsp is aprox 15g isn't it?
Well done on spin.
It terrifies me.
There are 5grams in a teaspoon. Sorry. It's like a medicine spoon.
Whew. Peanut butter 2 tsps not as bad as I'd recorded then! (10g not 30g!).
Always good when that happens.
Has anyone heard of Humzingers? They are a dried fruit bar that I give to the dcs as a snack. I just had one hoping to combat a sugar craving and it really did the trick. They are 35 cals each. I get them in the packed lunch section in Sainsbury's.
Have bought and never tried. I had a major energy low this aft and felt the desire for sugar. Had a small handful of fruit and nut. Though almost certainly more cals than a humzinger!
eighty the carb/protein thing I find interesting. I do think sugar is bad, as I find it addictive and the more I eat the sweeter I like things. I am increasingly trying to eat protein foods rather than carby things for snacks (yoghurt and nuts are a fave). I feel like I overload on carbs too much and need to cut it back. I think carbs can make you eat more.
Hair yes I quite like childs/toddler foods . but one after eight is about the same calories don'tcha know
Interesting fact - I always find if I exercise it actually helps keep my appetite under control and wondered why this was. Was reading on one of Dhs science/news magazines they've now proved apparently exercise does help appetite control as something to do with bouncing up and down stops the stomach working or something or other so it helps appetite.
Did insanity cardio today which just about makes up for my after eight and chocolate button splurge earlier .
Off to spin... That'll help negate the hobnob incident of 2pm...
One after eight?!
Whole packet and then tempted to cross the road to buy another more like.
Actually think if I buy chocolate it should only ever be small sizes as I will finish the lot - irrespective of portion size. Never do that with anything else.
Absolutely flipping starving today and was hoping that at five days in I would be more settled. I don't think I am getting enough calories in the day time so need to work something else in other than The shakes and fruit. Healthy evening meals are going well but to be honest it's not filling me up. Willpower is holding out and haven't had a drop of wine so far. I MISS BREAD! You know what I actually miss it more than wine!
Forgot to say welcome earlier IF!
Sherbet are you steering clear of all
Bread? I had 2 slices of rye bread at lunch. Not so moreish as a baguette but surprisingly filling.
My first night in tonight. Always a danger zone.
Yep hence why the shakes instead of solid food. I normally have bread for breakfast, bread for lunch and a carb filled tea (either potato, pasta or rice). Then wine and lovely snacks! Hence the 2 stone that has crept on resulting in a very round belly, huge boobs and weirdly fat neck! I feel avoiding it altogether is the best option although I will try rye at the weekend with poached eggs for a proper brekky.
On a course on Monday, but healthy salad was offered for lunch and I only had the tiniest piece of cake with coffee (and none of the cream cakes with dinner). Used mfp and I was under my daily allowance.
Yesterday, there was lots of leftover buffet stuff from the training day still in the staff room and I'd forgotten to take in my soup, so it was mini bread rolls with thin, thin, thin slices of cheshire cheese and coleslaw. THen out for dinner with friends. Oops.
Today, better. I've dragged my bottom back to Zumba and it felt good to get my heartrate up properly.
Sherbert, what shakes are you having?
Just catching up - thanks for the welcomes - yes it was partly the 'comfy joggers' image that did it - although I too aspire to the status of 'shoes of fabulousness' or whatever at some point soon ;)
And I too have had to remove all chocolate from house.
When I lost weight previously I cut out dairy and sugar (as well as calorie counting and exercise). Still ate some carbs, but small portions. Like Reastie, at the moment I'm trying to swap in more protein instead - I find it gives me longer-lasting energy.
First spin class with my new heart rate monitor, actually burned 476cals, not 350 as mfp suggested. Don't worry, I didn't eat them back in hobnobs for once! Incidentally DH has finished the pack I bought in a frenzy so please stop me from buying any more please!!!
Summer fruit and banana smoothie for breakfast, nice and full now!!
ifandwhen I honestly think that I'd find it harder to cut out dairy than anything else.
Well done Kato, do not buy any hobnobs!!
I'm finding it hard today. I'm tired and grumpy which is when I would usually reach for caffeine and chocolate. I'm still having coffee but really want chocolate. That's why I had to get rid of my Christmas chocolate.
I suffer with SAD but I've managed really well so far this winter. Today is a bad day though.
Hi hair have you had an official SAD diagnosis? I work with a published SAD consultant psychiatrist who does some great work in this field!
No not official. I didn't even realise until dh pointed it out a few years ago. Even IMST has had to point out the weather to me on occasion when I've been feeling low.
I take vitamin D and usually cope ok but I tend to have one or two really bad days each winter where I will sit in a chair all day and the only thing I'll do is the school run.
The problem is that I only think about getting help when I'm in the grip of it and then I can't be bothered iyswim.
Well chickened out of the gym last night but am definitely going tonight !!
Made some spinach rocket and pea soup for lunch and salmon again for supper so all healthy there !
Need a virtual kick up the ass to do everything else in the house !!
katopotatohoho slimfast. Have 6 weeks until a big do and I find it a good way to avoid bread (which I tend only to eat at breakfast/lunch). after the do I will revert back to healthy eating and no wine in the week.
Hair - sad must be rubbish. It's hard enough to get motivated through the winter!
Sherbet - 6 weeks can make a big difference if you stay determined and should be enough to keep you motivated after.
1mad - you'll have us to face tomorrow if you don't make it!
Waves virtuously after completing day 2 of c210k - though running for 2 x 8 mins nearly killed me. Bit depressing as I was up to an "easy" (ie for me) 5k in the autumn.
Struggled with being in and watching tv last night. Dh scoffed biscuits and a mince pie. I opted for a mint tea but ended up having some rivita thins, hummus and a slice of cheese. Slightly over cals probably but at least not chocolate. And I felt sated after. Dinner protein portion was lower than I'd anticipated (leftovers).
sherbet, slim fast shakes are stuffed with chemicals and sugary carbs! You'd probably be better (health wise and financial wish) making your own shakes with ice cubes, fruit, veg and generic protein powder. Higher protein would stop you feeling so hungry as the slim fast ones do?
I have a shake like that for breakfast, and I'm so full I have to force a lunch down!
Ahhh so just nearly ordered pizza!
Been poorly all week and still not feeling right, basically slept for 3 days and just thought stuff it I'm poorly...but I didn't! I'm keeping the 4lb sickness loss wooooo!
Have a lot to catch up on so will have a look after ds goes to bed, see u all in a bit!
I love having you all back!
Did an hours circuit work out earlier and was literally dripping in sweat by the end . Definitely makes me feel better about finally finishing the after eight packet earlier.
Sherbet Kato is super ace with her knowledge in shakes
Toefluff the motivation is stong, well done
eighty you'll get back to speed with the running. It's so easily lost [the fitness] but you'll get there.
1mad I'm hoping you're at the gym as I type this
Hair my sister and neighbour suffer from sad It can be miserable. Have you got one of those fancy pants lights to sit in front of? (I'm sure we had this conversation a couple of years ago but can't remember what you said to that!).
Kato I'm interested in your heart rate monitor. Other than checking your heart rate, can it measure calories then? How accurate is it? I'd love to have an accurate machine tell me that when I'm doing my exercise DVDs. I used to love the calorie monitors at the gym and try to get a better burn every time .
oh, and toefluff hope you feel better soon. It's miserable being ill.
reastie you plug in your weight height age etc, and wear the strap around your chest and it send the signal to the watch.
The computers on the gym machines only use your finger pulse so are not so accurate! This hrm also tells when you're in 'the zone' for spin last night my heart rate was too high, but I was pedalling for dear life and was wrecked!
Is the strap a pita to wear Kato? I'm liking the sound of it
Done the gym yay ! And bkd for spinning tomorrow night also. Been good food day to so feeling good.
Will read through everyone else's day when I am on the iPad later as can see bugger all on this I phone.
Fab 1ad enjoy spinning tomorrow,
kato I have been nosing on amazon at heart rate monitors and they look fab. Assuming they are accurate at kcals burned? Can you wear it all day like a pedometer so it tells you how many cals you've burned all day? Which one have you got? I've got an amazon voucher from chrimbo so might treat myself.
Well done 1mad! And enjoy spinning tomorrow.
Spb, IF and KIDS - are you all ok today?
Yes thanks. No bad after effects from returning to Zumba (I have a dodgy hip that DH thinks is aggravated by going to my class, but I refuse to give it up and am just waiting for a referral to the hospital now after seeing GP after GP and 2 different physios.)
Day was good, low cal and healthy lunch, but then spoiled it rather by having tea out with the kids, then an ice cream at panto. Was a one-off though as tickets for Panto was my Christmas gift to all my family so it was an outing for the 8 of us. Great fun. And it was a rock and roll panto so there was a bit of standing and dancing at the end, so I didn't sit on my bum all evening.
Hope everyone's getting on well.
Reastie I got the polar ft4 on amazon reduced from £75 to £54 or so. I've looked into it and they are only accurate for training sessions and not all day. It's not uncomfy or awkward at all, I just wear it below the band of my bra!
For whole day tracking they say the fitbit is best, I do have one but I kept forgetting to wear it! It's in a drawer somewhere if you want it?? Have a google and see what you think? X
thanks eighty - I'm ok. Logging calories on mfp and trying to keep moving a bit more during the day as a start. Haven't really used mfp before, I'm finding its quite good for keeping me conscious of what I'm eating i.e. its such a faff to log something it makes me think twice about snacking! I have no idea how accurate its 'if everyday was like today you'd weigh x in 5 weeks' is, but it looks very encouraging anyway, so am enjoying that, fantasy or otherwise!
Is the idea to weigh in here on a Monday? <fantasising about making it onto the lovely spreadsheet...>
Dream no longer if you're now on the sheet!
yeah!! thanks Kato!
and looking back through the thread to find the spreadsheet link, I re-read Hair's comment 'my body is not a dustbin' - good point, and definitely one for me to remember when clearing up remains of kids' tea... thanks all.
if I just like looking at the 'if everyday was like today' and wishing/hoping that will be true!
I've had a new dress arrive today, I've coveted it for months. Ordered in a size 12 and it's a teeny bit tight . Really not sure if it's suits me though can anyone offer any thoughts?
You look like you have a great figure reastie but without upsetting you I would say it doesn't show it off to its best. Sorry. It's awful when you love something and then doesn't work on you.
Something a bit more fitted ?
Hi love, how brave of you to face the S&B jury! - Did you expect to hear 'Not thrilled about the tights' ?
Check you out! you're vanishing! FWIW I love the print, and while it might be a smidge tight If you like it I'd keep it, I think its cute - but I'm 33 and still wear what I damn please too!
Wow reastie. Your legs are so thin! Can't assess dress for legs envy! Think it's fair to say your progress has been so consistent that I wouldn't fret if it is a little tight.
I like the dustbin thought esp as you say around kids tea time.
Another run and swim today and v protein rich lunch so feeling good!
Reastie - I'd say wear what you like, enjoy your own style, but then I don't think I'll be winning any S&B plaudits any time soon! Although I like to think I have a strong sense of style, and have clear ideas of how I like to dress, I am (temporarily) back to aiming for not disgracing myself. You look great in the photos, and if you love it I'd say keep it.
Speaking of disgrace, I had that awful, awful moment where someone did a double-take at my stomach area today - I presume they were thinking I might be pregnant again! Didn't have that problem before Christmas, so am quite shocked at what a few weeks of lazing about scoffing can do to a person! And more infuriatingly, I should know this! I've been round this block before!!
Strangely though, am still feeling upbeat, and like its all do-able, just going to take some time. Thanks for the inspiration all.
1mad yes, I think I thought that when I tried it on. I just love it so much I want it to work! <sigh> it's being packed up to return. See, you lose weight and you can't ever manage to wear anything you fancy . kato I was about the tights comment as I love my wooly tights and only had them on in the piccie as they were left over from my work gear I changed from to try the dress on when they arrived. I find the S&B gang really good at working out what flatters/doesn't, and I don't care that they are blunt. eighty it's the 2 pin plug figure - slimish legs and disproportionately big tummy (well hidden). V impressed by run AND swim - get you! No exercise for me today but been pretty good on eating front so far.
x posted if gah, I hate the double tummy take. I'm SURE they weren't thinking that though, I bet it's all in our head. Glad you are feeling inspired though.
Have had very little to eat today as I've had a tooth out. Ouch!
Finally sucked up the courage and have eaten a tuna mayo sandwich on soft bread, tearing off tiny bits at a time.
Good for the diet though, I suppose.
Just a quick check in as off to bed. Spin class was fab and walked there and back. Good eating today though did have a piece of Xmas cake with coffee when a friend came round !!
Justified it by thinking it is full of fruit !
Keep up all the good work as summer is just round the corner and we all want to look fab in our white trousers.
I managed to resist. 1/4 scone after swimming (cafe gave it to us to share) and didn't have any chocolate last night. I honestly can't remember a Friday night when I've been at home and haven't had chocolate. Wasn't easy though. Dh gave up smoking 12 weeks ago and had a strong craving in the pub but resisted. So we felt pleased with ourselves.
Annoyingly he's semi joining me with healthy eating but is still having treats at night. And has lost 4lb since Monday. Mine won't be that much!
Hope your mouth is better today 2kids
eighty well done on no chocolate!
Hi everyone else, hope everyone is still OK and gearing up for next MM
And brilliant of your DH eighty re the smoking. I hope he can keep going.
I'm about, lurking mostly, waiting for Monday and a bit of P&Q at home...
Me too. No chance to exercise yesterday. No snacking apart from a small (they say!) salty popcorn at the cinema. Prob ought to log on mpf to see what the damage is.
I'm here. Not a terrible day yesterday but everything just adds up so quickly! Just dressed for a 'speed and agility' workout I'll be doing in a min. Off to the cinema tonight so debating making a nice home made snack of some kind to try to keep me on the straight and narrow but struggling for ideas with what's in my cupboard. Hopeful for a teeny loss this week but not complacent.
Eighty I watched a programme about cinema popcorn and apparently it's dirt cheap to make that the box you hold it in can cost more than the actual cost to make the popcorn inside it . Someone's making a killing on selling popcorn somewhere. Well done your DH btw.
IMST it took me 3 reads to work out what P&Q meant
clearly I don't have enough myself
2kids how's the tooth?
Morning! I'm lurking too. kettlercise yesterday was great, back to form and considering going up to 8kgs...
DH birthday today, so it's Chinese for dinner and after being good all week, and in anticipation of Sunday I weighed on Friday... drum roll back to 141 already!! That's nearly 7lbs in two weeks! That was my Xmas gain so you were right hair it came off easy enough. So now the real work starts!!
Popcorn is super cheap to make. You can buy popping corn by the 500g bag (from Holland and Barrett, or "ethnic" shops usually), a handful will fill 3 or 4 children for pence. My DD likes salt and sugar, DS likes brown sugar and cinnamon. I like a bit of chilli, paprika and garlic flakes on my popcorn.
You can also use popcorn as a topping for chilli, instead of nachos.
OK, I'm getting ready for the cinema. No idea how hungry I'll be so packed
a whole mini mart more than enough. I hope I don't feel the need to eat it all but would rather have too much than be stuck in the cinema feeling starving (it's one of my mental issues with food, being worried about not having any when I'm out. Sounds mad I know!). I'm taking 3 chocolate coins (my treaty thing), some nuts and raisins, a fruit bar, some rice cakes and some soy nuts. Fingers crossed I resist as much as possible in quantity (as individually in small amounts they aren't so bad). I wish I could eat popcorn but it makes my tummy all bloated and gives me major gas (dratted IBS). The thing I'm struggling with at present isn't eating the right things, it's portion controlling amounts.
We have a popcorn maker somewhere at the back of the cupboard I remembered though. Must get it out to try it as a snack for DD. IMST how do you get the flavours on the popcorn? Whenever I've tried with my maker I sprinkle a bit of, say, sugar on the top of popped corn but it doesn't taste the same and all the sugar just goes to the bottom of the bowl. I want to know how to get it to stick on more!
completely forgot, kato well done on being back to 141, what an amazing loss, great start to the year. Also, forgot to say in my pm please can I at least pay postage again for the thingymajig? I can paypal it to you, I think I did that last time? Anyway, let me know your deets and how much whenever and I'll send it over.
hi all, just checking in. Well done everyone, sounds like a lot of motivation going on!
I've been fairly restrained on the food front, finding mfp really useful. Went for a long walk with the family yesterday, and a short run this morning - approx 1.5k. I figure as it's so short I have no excuse no to fit it in 3 or 4 times a week, and then extend it... Hope you're all having a good Sunday and see you tomorrow.
Evening all. Sorry I've been quiet, rl got in the way a bit. Everyone sounds like they're doing really well.
I have been ok on the food front and no alcohol but I was out for a meal and drinks on Friday so we'll see in the morning.
No exercise though as I've had a painful chest. It's muscular so not serious. It doesn't half restrict what you can do though. It's very irritating!
I'm off to watch Sherlock in a bit. Mmmm Benedict Cumberbatch is my current crush. Can't explain why though.
Can't wait for Sherlock. Also watched him in 12 years a slave last night in which he was wearing tight trousers.
Pizza for lunch but preceded by a run with dc1&2 and resisted pudding (only one).
Ooh Eighty, was it any good
or did you not notice?
Mmmmm......popcorn. We have an air popper machine. Fab low calorie snack, until I smother it with syrup.
My mouth is getting better. Managed solid food yesterday and today (yay!) I haven't been monitoring what I've eaten and some of it's been not very good, but as it's been in small quantities I think it evens itself out.
I'm still really scared of chewing in that area but it's improving.
I need to rejoin. Have vowed to lose 4 stone by August but need to take it in small steps. Will read through properly later, marking my spot for now.
Can I join in please? Need to lose 2 1/2 stone - pref by July! Going to start 5:2 duet thus week!
i need to lose 2 stone fast and need motivating!!!!
Evening. I have been shown this thread by Stealth. I I am too fat for all my clothes.
The time has come to stop eating like a slob and 'treating' myself every night.
I am weighing tomorrow morning and after my panic subsides I am going to try and be sensible
It's very nice to meet you all.
Welcome bell, budget and Pinot.
First weigh is just a line in the sand from which to work away from.
First week anniversary for me tomorrow. Pleased with no sugar, 3 swims, 4 runs, 1 circuit class & 1 spin class. Pizza And popcorn less good! Will also need to make sure I'm tracking on mpf as won't be able to do that much exercise most weeks.
And welcome northender. You can eat an elephant if you eat it in small pieces. Same is true for WL.
Hi new people!
I have had a bad day today. But overall a good week so am hoping for a loss tomorrow
Hello everyone. I go off to watch Sherlock and all these new people arrive.
Bloody hell Eighty, that's great going!! Well done you. I feel slightly ashamed now.
My name is Youcan and this morning I am motivated
I have just weighed and it wasn't as bad as I thought as I have been good over the last week ish. So, I have about 20 pounds to get back to a normal size for me (size14) which I am happy with. I am quite tall and I carry it well at a 14.
So - 20 pounds here I come.
Does everyone weigh on a Monday and then post weight loss??
I LOVE a weight loss thread
Glad to hear it youcan!
I am 12st3 which means I have lost a pound since last week. However I am quite bloated since yesterday's excesses and I know it was more than that before. No guilt straight back on it today. Another 3 days of no chocolate or sweets, if I can.
Morning all, I'm a newbie too. I had DS December 2012 and was a nice weight due to gestational diabetes . Since them I've eaten and eaten until none of my clothes fit. I'm now back to work, DS is teething and ill baby plus no sleep seems to equal overwhelming desire to stuff myself!
In weighing in at 11st, I want to be 10st or less so at least 1st to go.
Morning everyone. You all get up sooo early!
This week I am feeling full of motivation and I am going to do better. I haven't weighed yet but remembering the night out and the massive portion of veg lasagne I had aswell this week my hopes aren't high.
I'll weigh after the school run like always.
Stealth well done on your pound. It's always good to go in the right direction.
Hello all the new converts. There is a spread sheet somewhere linked on the thread where we have recorded our weightloss. I have no idea how it works but Kato can add you if you want. Just let me know on the thread and I'll make a list of anyone who wants to be added.
Can I join please?
I was 15st 9 last Monday but due to d&v got down to 15st 2 by Thursday!
But going to weigh myself today but fully expect to be 15 9 again!
Went to the park with DDS yesterday and DD2 wanted me to play tig...I couldn't even run, she's nearly 4 and I couldn't run after her
Welcome McSaggy. Glad you found us. I bet you haven't put it all back on yet. See it as a kickstart.
You will soon notice the difference if you give it a go.
I like the idea of a Monday weigh in but might have to push mine to Tuesday as I weigh in at Boots so it's getting there. I work on a Tuesday so easier to pop in on my lunch than try get there on a Monday with dds in tow
But working today as a one off so will check in later.
I got to 14st 2 for our wedding in Oct 12 but have put it all back on. But I'm motivated now, I need to be fitter for my girls. They were both on bikes yesterday but won't be long before dd1s stabilizers are off and I'd like to dust off my bike and ride along side her.
Am reading all your stories for inspiration. If I can lose 1lb per week I'll be so pleased.
Hello everyone <waves to newcomers>
Just weighed in. 2 lbs down better than expected so hopefully it's not a fluke. That takes me down to one of my goals, 100 lbs down, yay. Fab start to the first MM weigh in.
Well done Reastie, two pounds is fab and 100lbs is truly a great achievement! Be very proud of yourself!!
Well I lost a pound so going in the right direction. Last week was almost like a practice week for me it didn't seem to go very well so I want to be really on it this week. I'm going to try to menu plan a bit more. I think that will help a lot.
Well done Stealth, Reastie and Hair!
Weighing in: 2 lbs down. Very pleased to be off to a good start - I have this impression that whenever I consciously try to lose weight I immediately stick at the same weight for months and infuriate myself.
But the shock of getting back on the scales after not weighing myself for a long while has certainly focused my attention! And am finding mfp very helpful. And you all, thanks for inspiration.
Well done team! Some awesome first losses!
A special hand, please for reastie's 100poundaversary!
Happy to add anyone who wants on the spreadsheet of awesomeness! just post below!
Well done ifandwhen. A successful week fir you too.
Just thought I'd link to the spreadsheet again for anyone who hasn't seen it.
Wow reastie! Is that about 6 stone?!
Welcome fandango and chops.
Well done kato and hair and spb and if.
1lb down. But not dispirited as my WL is never as linear as I'd like and I've never had a major loss on week one.
And well done hair, spb, kato and if.
Well just 1.5 off for me. Was expecting a lot more but oh well. Going to do exercise DVD at home tonight as can't get to gym today. Welcome mcsaggy and there are always upsides to d&v. I remember one memorable Xmas where I lost 10 lbs.
reastie 100 lbs off ?! Amazing. Will do a proper catch up tonight.
Well done all.
Well done Eighty and 1Mad!
We've all had a good week by the sound of things. Let's keep it up and not get complacent. Keep moving and watching what you eat.
Motivational Monday thread .... Am I pleased to see you?!
I was on the thread for some months last year, used to love logging those numbers ever week on that spread sheet..... Is there a new one?
I lost almost 3 stone, have put on a couple of kg since I fell of the wagon, though only a couple. I used MFP religiously which certainly helped me and need to get back into seriously counting cals because right now I'm not!
I probably want to lose another stone though not sure exactly what my goal number is. I know I want to go down at least a dress size.
Welcome back Tober. There is a new spreadsheet that I've linked to a couple of posts above. I don't know if you can add yourself but I'm sure Kato can do it anyway.
Welcome back tober.
So nice to see old friends, especially as so many of you have been successful at more or less keeping the weight off. Makes me more determined.
New friends - hope you find the thread as helpful as I do.
Just back from boots and I'm 15st 6lbs. Pleased that I didn't put the full amount back on from my bug.
This will be my start weight.
I have a weekend away with my family, all my siblings and partners so thats 2 skinny sister (and one is pregnant, still skinnier) and 2 skinny sister in laws plus 5 tall and slim men (well 4 tall but 5 slim). This is valentine's weekend.
First goal, be under 15stone for my weekend away.
I'll take it from there. Ideally i won't to be 11st 6lbs as Boots scales say this is what I should be for my height, or at least this is the high end of what I should be. When I set big goals I always fail as they seem so unachievable so I'll aim for smaller goals and hopefully that way I'll stick to it.
I can't add myself to the list as work is blocking it so I shall do it tonight. I am looking forward to this now and hope that all your great stories will keep me going.
Lastly, hello everyone and thanks for having me, feel free to call me Fatty and i'll change it when I'm down to 14 stone
Thanks for the welcome both and hair for politely pointing out the link to the spreadsheet, that was bad looking on my part!
I looked at the archives from last year and so impressed with those who carried on plugging away all year, wow some amazingly losses!
I know exactly the problem and have had this a few times when starting diets. Its the getting past the 'sod it' stage. You know when youre in the Post office buying a stamp and your head is turned by chocolate so despite the fact you know you want to lose weight and go down a dress size, you think 'sod it', buy said chocolate and wolf it down. Hypothetical of course ! I know once I get past the SIS then ill be ok and will be able to waft past chocolate with ease....its just getting there. Need top tips!
Alright Fatty I'll await the nc and celebrate with you.
Go shopping full Tober. I find things much easier to resist if I'm not hungry. I can never quite breeze past with ease but I find my internal battle is shorter and the good side wins more often.
Ahh tober how are you? I did swither before I hit the 'delete' button on the spreadsheet!
Can someone <cough cough hair> summarise the new names please? I'm really rubbish at skimming!!
I finally tracked down a bag of kale! Going to roast in the oven with salt and a little oil...
Um, let me know about the kale. I'm sceptical to say the least.
I will do a summery by the end of the day if that's ok?
Oh but apparently roasted Kale at a party is better than crisps and a real conversation starter!
I can imagine!
Roasted kale party snacks? Kato you will have to update with how this goes!
Did an insanity workout earlier and touch wood been good today. Went to the GP for a routine apt for my rpt prescriptions and she took one look at me and weighed me to log it in my notes (I had 'OBESE' written in my notes, like that, big and bold ). Hopefully I have now removed that flag up in my medical notes
Thanks for the 100 poundiversary comments. I'm really pleased tbh. Didn't think I'd get here, ever. Size 16 was my initial goal that I never thought I'd manage and I'm a size 12 . It's not 100lbs yet on MFP though as I never logged my heaviest weight on there, so I'll have another of these WLversaries hopefully soon
Hello tober good to hear from you, and hello fatty nn change impending I feel when you lose all the weight.
Well done on fellow losses <high fives everyone>
Some fantastic weight losses on here!
Can someone add me to the spreadsheet please?
Youcanringmybell starting weight 13/01/14 183.5lbs
I have a list of everyone on the thread who isn't on the spreadsheet yet.
Out of interest, eight people who've posted on this thread have names relating to food/drink/weight. I have no idea if that means anything. I just thought it was interesting!
That's perhaps indicative. Mine also is in a way - try to achieve an 80:20 balance about lots of things in my life but food in particular.
I am so slow . I never even thought that's why you were called 8020 eighty , I wondered why you had numbers for your name <face palm>
Me either. Infact I was going to ask you about your name but I wondered if it was too personal.
Reastie oh my goodness, 100lbs? 100lbs that's an amazing achievement. Wow, well done you, you must look like a completely new woman!
So now I've shared...
Would also love to see a before and after picture reastie (minus head shots if you'd rather!) (nosy but inspired).
Well my nn is easy. It's how people refer to me when trying to describe who I am.
"You know her. The one with the hair!"
Which usually gets the response, "Oohhh. Yes, I know who you mean."
Funny thing is, it's not that remarkable. Long, thick and very curly.
InMySpareTime came up with it and I've sort of grown into it. I nc for a thread once and totally outed myself on here by mistake so I'm better off sticking how I am.
mines is from my DH has always called me Kato (kate) and when I was pregnant he said I was baking at 'kato potato' I joined mn when I was pg so it seemed to fit!
eighty we have some pics on one of the spreadsheet pages, our Reastie is there!
Love knowing that about you. Sort of like a rl fact iykwim.
Can't nose at the photos on my phone. However I am marvelling at the new spreadsheet. You are a wonder kato.
KALE update! Bloody lovely! Drizzled with garlic infused olive oil and coarse salt, oven at 180 for ten mins.
Crunchy and tasty
Oh eighty sure I eat a lot of biscuits but I'm good at spreadsheets!
I deleted some of my pictures on the ss to add updated ones only to discover I don't really have any decent recent ones . Will be added at some point. I did have a parent not recognise me at parents evening last month I think because of WL
although she said it was something different with my hair but my hair is the same
Kato do you think a toddler would eat/like the kale? I'm wondering if I can dress it up as being special crisps to get DD to eat vegetables (she refuses any veg ).
My nn is just something to do with my RL name, and I won't say any more than that as I don't want to be outed <taps finger on nose>
Gah, work today, you know when you wish it were holidays again and you really can't be bothered...
Reastie that's a fantastic NSV! I had one yesterday too. I had to put two new holes in my belt.
For anyone new, an NSV is a non scales victory. Something that shows your weightloss that has nothing to do with weighing in.
Does the kale taste a bit like seaweed or am I way off the mark?
I'm going to a yarn and material shop today. Can't wait. I shall no doubt spend far more than I should but it's always so tempting.
It is quite seaweedy, and little like pak choi?
reastie veg avoidance does kick in about 3! It's a nightmare, but peas are a non-negotiable here! With the kale, you could try it, I might make more for DS but with a lot less salt (I used to much last night!) I could pop a pic up, could I maybe start a photo thread? Just for food etc? I like sharing with you guys and I'm making a birthday cake later for DS (4! Today!) just a thought?
Crap I think I've deleted someone off the ss, I'm not sure if a gap was there already below me? I've stepped away and someone please fix it, I'm so sorry if I did it was a accident
Weighed in yesterday and -3lb! I think that was mainly where I was poorly last week, but I'm not complaining!
Well done everyone for yday, great week for everyone!
toe! don't you know I have an Elliot and ET type relationship with that spreadsheet, and when you did that I collapsed to the floor?!?!
I'll fix it when I'm back at the laptop!
Toe you noodle!!!
So glad it wasn't me!
Well done on the loss though.
Ha ha, I won't ever touch it again I promise!
Lol so how's everyone's day going? I have a bag of mini creme eggs calling me, it's awful how I feel I need to go out to stop me eating them! I want to scoff the bag then buy another to replace them and pretend to dp my will power is amazing!
You need to fill up on something else!! Even if you want sweet stuff, once you fill up it'll be easier to resist. Boiled egg?
Kale huh? Might have to try that.
The gap on the spreadsheet ...... erm, might have been me. Maybe?! Think there were two white rows and I like order so had to choose the green row. Is that a bit odd?!
So, I've found my motivation! I stood on the scales this morning!!!
I'm two weeks post an op so lots of sitting about, snacking on things and when I stood on the scales this morning I got quite a
Hmmm, so I put my numbers in the spreadsheet and I'm ready. I've tested it already this morning and strolled past the chocolate.
Well done Tobermory, the worst is over. I hope you recover quickly from your op.
Kato's not going to let us near the thing at this rate! She'll lock it down or something.
Yes, she'll be taking her spreadsheet home!!!
<<gasps and points>> it's was you!!
It might be. Maybe. Sorry!
But there were two white rows. Yours was white and the one under was too, that's just not right. I HAD to go to the green row, dontcha see?!
I did wonder about that Tobermory.
I think I'd have done the same.
Food has been good today. I missed breakfast so I had it for lunch. I'm not hungry yet either. If I can get to dinner it'll be great. I'm out for a drink with dh later so it's probably a good thing that the food calories aren't too high.
Hair...yeah, you back me up!!!
"out for a drink wth DH", how very exciting. how old are your children or do you have a babystitter lined up? We rarely get to go out just the two of us, super-busy with work, no family very close. Maybe I need to find a babysitter?
Lol no no there is OCD in all of us!
I'm sure super Kato will come along later and fix it.. Then me and Tober can smile sweetly and pretend nothing ever happened!
Drinks on a Tuesday Hair?! Vodka is only 55 cals apparently!
On this occasion IMST is babysitting. We do have family around. The dcs that need it are 5 and 10. Ds1 is 17 but dd knows how to press his buttons so that's no good. Plus he's at work 5 nights a week.
I don't wanna go tonight. Dh is doing my head in and I'm losing patience. Oh well.
at all this ss confusion. I accidentally put in 'sheet 10' on the bottom menu somehow <looks to the floor>. I have no idea what or how I did it!
Kato yes I'd love a sharing food etc pictures and ideas, sounds fab. FWIW DDs vegetable avoidance has been since she was about 6 months! She's always been fussy with everything, especially veg <sigh>.
So far today not a sniff of chocolate to my face. I'm doing well.
Hair enjoy your drink with DH . We never gt time alone and if ever we go it's the odd half hour or so and we just collapse on the sofa and fall asleep [dull].
That made no sense at all. Yes we have family nearby but they are not sitting tonight.
Im always at the idea of a drink, mainly the drink. We're doing dry January in the Tobermory house...is it almost February?!!
hair hmm, drinks when youre not in the mood is not so good.
toe ha, yes to OCD though I thought maybe no one would notice!
Right I think we should have a spreadsheet amnesty. Anyone got any other confessions? If we get it out of the way in one go then perhaps Kato won't skin us alive.
Then we can ask her very nicely, to fix it if we promise not to do it again.
DH has gone out to get beer and nibbles to eat while I'm out babysitting. Now I don't snack in the evenings I think he misses it a bit, but he knows better than to complain about it.
I shall enjoy an evening at Hair's, reading my book quietly and not feeling like I need to chat. I've had a bit of a mad day: buying fabric, taking bookings, rewriting contracts, tech support, and uploading a book (not one I wrote, one I formatted) to the printers.
I need down time.
IMST, do you not snack at all in the evenings or snack differently?
My downfall is night time, yesterday I managed to get to 1550 calories after dinner but by 9pm I was rifling through the cupboards, luckily there were special k crisps but I had 2 portions!
Me too Fatty. How have you done today?
I'm at 1250 and have gone to bed so I won't eat back my excercise calories!
1610 but I've tracked everything, including the Oreo I had whilst cooking dinner and the mini smarties while I was doing the ironing.
I'm quite hungry, just out the bath and going to head to bed too to stop me picking!
My DN is being christened on Sunday so that will be a nightmare but I'll try rein it in and just take a small bowl from the buffet.
I've just signed up for race for life 5k in May but I'm going to keep it secret just now (except DH) and just spend a few weeks walking then start the couch25k.
1250 calories?? I'll get there won't i?
Well done Fatty for signing up for Race for Life. It's a really good goal to have.
I think a lot of people start off feeling hungry when calories are reduced. Then it kind of goes away without you noticing. I remember a few on here felt like they were starving all the time.
The other thing we found was that it isn't always beneficial to start with just 1200 calories. You can start higher and reduce as you lose. There's no point setting unrealistic rules or you won't stick to it.
Stick with about 1500 if you are losing weight. If you stop losing, reduce it then.
Had a good night last night in the end. Three vodkas and 1/2 a pack of crinkle cheddars. I didn't even know they were a thing.
Well done everyone. Restraint in the pub. Running 5k.
Ok day for me. Posh buffet lunch but resisted the most divine looking brownies. Did have some cheese though. Think within cals due to swimming.
Often have spreadsheet anxiety esp when on my phone. If you don't press submit though is it ok? Sorry kato!
I don't feel hungry in the evenings any more. DH put an apple turnover in my bag to take to babysitting and I didn't eat it because I didn't feel like it.
Time was, I could easily put away half a family cheesecake and a big bag of crisps most evenings, but these days a cup of tea is plenty.
Habits change. They take time, but they do change.
I remember feeling hungry at the start of my weight loss, I drank water to keep my stomach full until meal times, gradually my body got used to smaller portions and better choices.
That's good to know hair. Have always found evenings the hardest to resist. Though I did find mid afternoon snacking stopped last time. Swapped unhealthy for healthy to start with and in the end didn't need anything. Knew I needed to get back on track when before Xmas i was reaching for the biscuit tin again.
A cup of tea is fine if you can reach the tea caddy IMST! She politely pointed out to me that she can't reach the tea caddy in my cupboard and last time she babysat she had to lift ds2 up to reach it for her. She is tiny!
One thing I've learned is that I don't have to be concerned about being hungry. Don't feel that you have to eat the minute you feel hungry. It's actually healthy to be hungry before a meal, your body is telling you it's ready. I also think that if I'm hungry, my body is burning the fat stores I have and not the food I'm putting in my stomach iyswim.
eightytwenty I'm just the same. Evening snacking is very ingrained in me so much so that i took myself to bed at 8 last night so i didn't succumb!
Hair you know that feeling hungry thing is a biggy for me. I think about how i ate before, when I'm not on the wagon, and definitely dont wait to be hungry before eating, more that i ate because it was 'time' to eat.
Also this "I also think that if I'm hungry, my body is burning the fat stores I have and not the food I'm putting in my stomach iyswim." That for me is quite a motivator, a positive thought.
hi all. On day 4 of nursing DS through horrible vomiting bug, DH gone back to work today after 2 days off ill, and feeling a bit iffy myself (DD strangely fine - keep expecting her to succumb too).
On the bright side, have kept on with the mfp and restrained eating
apart from a minor snacking incident last night.
Just looking through the race for life info. A child 5 and under is free. would a child of 5 be able to run 5k? I'm assuming this is for those walking it?
I ask as DD1 is 5 and I wonder if she would like to do it with me but I'd like to run it (although not at a fast pace)?
Would she be allowed to do it on a bike scooter? Just thinking out loud now.
ifandwhen I hope you all feel better soon.
Don't know about scooters in Race for Life. Ds2 is 5 and he would walk/run 5k better than me I think. Ds1 was the same at that age. Dd however would probably need bribery on a huge scale to do it now and she's 10! You have to judge your own dc I suppose. You could always enter her and decide nearer the time. You've lost nothing if it's free.
If also hope you feel better soon as does everyone else at ifandwhen towers.
Interesting chat re: 5k/entering runs. Last week I discovered there is a 10k local to me at the end of March and am debating entering, but I don't and haven't really run before (the occasional jog but not for a long time) so don't know if 10k might be a bit steep, and tbh I don't really want to train specifically for it as want to keep with my interval training .
Re: evening snacking, it's interesting as I've always preferred to eat often but less than eat 3 meals and no snacks. For me it works better. I still feel hungry when I come to eat [greedy]. I have dinner stupidly early (just after 5pm) which is always soup of some kind with a tiny bit of bread and low fat cheese. Sometimes I have a yoghurt/nuts/bit of chocolate for pud, sometimes nothing depending on how hungry I am. Most of the time I then have a couple of rice cakes and peanut butter a bit later, and later still I have a small bowl of cereal. I know it's a bit random eating cereal last thing in the evening but I've done it for about 15 years . Maybe it's one of those habits I should break.....but then my logic is I eat dinner so early it's not too unreasonable to have something later, bit like having a meal in 2 parts <tries to make myself feel less greedy>
Also on the chat of hunger. I suffered greatly with this and it really stressed me out. I remember posting on the original MM threads about this. I found the key was to cut down slowly on stuff. Don't go straight to 1200 kcals, get down bit by bit. My MFP aim daily to lose 1 lb a week is around 1400 kcals a day, and, tbh it's rare I manage that, it's usually more like 1800 - 2000 kcals, but I've still managed to lose weight doing that so somehow it's working!
Hair you know I imagine you being very glam with gorgeous hair btw
The thing, whilst I've got a minute to mn, I really struggle with, and would be really interested to see if others have this thinking too, is eating when I'm not that hungry because I know I might not be able to eat when I am hungry because of an appointment or work or such like. SO I'll have something to eat that I may not need at that moment because I know I will be hungry later but I won't be able to eat anything for whatever reason, when I am hungry. I panic I'll get over hungry (which triggers my IBS and I can get nasty stomach pains and stuff) so compensate to make sure it doesn't happen. Is this just me or does this thought or behaviour go through other peoples mind?
Oh reastie yes absolutely can relate to that. When I'm being sensible I'll pack a sensible snack to have if I need it. But bad habit is to have pre-emptive snack - which is not always healthy (kids hot dogs tonight - totally daft as I ended up eating home made delicious chicken and spinach curry about 20 mins later). Need to plan and think ahead better.
10k is quite ambitious for a non runner. But then again you look like you have the legs for it.
Hair - laughed at your comment about imst. She and I are the same height. Which is why running is so hard - short legs (oh and excess weight!). Have hair envy. Mine is just thick and wiry.
I remember last year when I successfully lost one of my habits was to keep back 100 cals or so for an evening snack. I don't know if it's wise to eat a kit kat at 9oclock at night but it kept me going, even now I'm mentally looking forward to a low cal hot chocolate and a snack. I don't know if ill be hungry but still want it....
Today I helped my DD choose between white mice or snowies and I wasn't tempted. Not even a tiny bit. She offered me some but I declined, it wasn't even hard. Mentally I feel in quite a different place to earlier in the week when I was snaffle my chocolate left, right and centre and saying 'sod it'.feeling good
If hope you don't succumb.
Meant to add I had a mid afternoon slump today after spinning, circuit and healthy lunch. Had a dried fruit and bit snack and then started craving sugar. Opted for some sweet popcorn. Not too much but cross with myself as I'd been doing well till then. Probably should have had more protein at lunch or something.
Oh and hair - love a bowl of cereal at night - shreddies especially. But id have it after dinner (with an hour of swimming in between). Peanut butter and apple not the same.
Haha. Thanks reastie but I'm not glamorous at all!! Ask IMST or Stealth who both know what I look like.
Where is Stealth by the way? Anyone seen her around?
I found the only way to stop snacking in the evening is to keep my hands busy while I watch telly. I learnt to crochet about a year ago and it's brilliant. I have been offered chocolate and not eaten it because I haven't wanted to stop.
I do like a mouth sweetener after I've eaten though so if I'm going to eat chocolate, it's allowed then. Any other time is bad.
I do understand the eating before because you might not get the chance later. Dh does this. I was going to suggest getting used to it but if it sets off your ibs then that's not a good idea. I'm afraid I don't have any useful suggestions atm.
X-post with loads. Going to go back and read.
hair*, I too imagine you with v glam 'big' hair.
Just been googling to find some hair that is suitably volumous but MN won't let me upload!
Hair is more glam than me, but that's not saying much (I'm now in sweat pants and a hoodie). She has a handbag and a nice coat and ladies gloves.
I wear whatever fits reasonably well from the charity shop, so am usually overdressed or overly slobby (sometimes both at the same time!)
One good thing about being short is now I'm slim I can get cheap clothes from the children's section.
Haha. What are "ladies gloves"?
In my head my hair looks like this.
The reality is closer to this unfortunately.
I actually love the idea of holding back some calories for evening as I can go all day without food. It has been known to happen on more than one occasion. I wouldn't do it deliberately though.
Gah to bananas being bad for diets. Skipped the banana today and was ready to eat my laptop by 3pm!!!!
Still 12st4 after 2 weeks of dieting.... Must not lose faith....
Why are bananas bad sherbet? Ok quite high cal but better than a biscuit or 5! Sorry no WL yet. Keep with it and if you're keeping in your limits it will start soon.
Ladies gloves are leather driving gloves. Far more glam than my biker gloves!
Ah, ladies gloves. I see, nit for keeping okra in then?
Morning everyone, I'm having a good week so far which is just as well as I have a school mum's night out tonight. It will be a heavy one probably as all the mums in ds2's year
are pissheads like a drink or two.
How is everyone else getting on this week?
sherbet no food should be banned. It will make you crave it more. Try to work it into your calorie allowance. You will start to lose soon. Keep trying and make sure you don't give in because you haven't seen a result yet. It will happen if you stick with it!!
Imst - just noticed your comment about children's clothes. What weight did you get down to? Seem to remember you were heading for 9.3 last time round.
How's everyone else doing - spb, bell, reastie, kato and anyone else who hasn't posted for a few days.
I'm still here, went into a comatose state at the spreadsheet tomfoolery!
It's been DS's birthday so had to make a cake and probably ate a LOT of icing and smarties, then we had Dominos for dinner (only three slices for me... but still!)
Spin last night, Kale smoothie this morning - Made with kale, frozen mango, berroca, a banana and a scoop of whey protein. Surprisingly delicious.
I'm also registered for a 10k with no running experience! - Did the first C25K on the treadmill and it was far too easy, but don't want to jump ahead of myself, will do again tonight at the gym.
I also had to resgister DS for Primary 1 on tuesday, emotional day all round!
I remember the first time you did that Kato! With the bra shopping in Asda.
Hope ds had a good birthday.
Happy birthday, Kato's DS.
We're on the mend here.
Enjoying catching up on the discussions of running, preemptive snacking and ladies gloves... I also find I need something to keep my hands and mind busy to avoid snacking when not hungry in the evenings. Am knitting a shawl at the moment - was going to be a poncho, but I keep altering the design, now on about #4, and hopeful that this is the one!
I skimmed through the Fast Exercise thread yesterday - did anyone else read that? Advocating short bursts of high intensity exercise to boost fitness levels, also apparently good for regulating glucose levels and sugar cravings. Am going to look into this a bit more, and interested to hear your thoughts...
Oh kato - registering for school is a whole different level of emotion! So much worse than nursery. Silly I know but I cried buckets with both ds1&2.
What's up with you kale fans? I love virtually all veg apart from that and fennel.
Dh decided he needs to lose weight and has downloaded mpf. We sat and discussed portion sizes and cal content for ages last night. Strangely bonding.
My ds starts school in September too Kato, one min I sob and then next I can't wait!
Too much work, not enough time, but at least it stops me eating!
Busyness is clearly the key.
Just been for c210k week 6 run 2. Was lovely sunny day so quite enjoyed it. But though I think I can manage next week and the week after, week 9 jumps to 4 x 10 mins running with 1 min walk in between. Seems a big jump.
Crikey you lot can chat ! Need to read through and have a god catch up. Had minor snack age of Xmas biccies last night (oops) but good day today.
Have friend for supper tonight so healthy salmon en croute using filo pastry vege and salad.
Went to spin this morning but was cancelled !!!!
Have 6 wks till a girls weekend in Glasgow with all my thin friends so need a st off by then.
Keep up all the hard work.
Keeps our fingers out of the biscuit tin.
Wk 6 is:
5 walk/ 5 jog/ 3 walk/ 8 jog/ 3 walk/ 5 jog
5 walk/ 10 jog/ 3 walk/ 10 jog
5 walk/ 22 jog
Quite liking not tracking my distance and speed - sometimes the latter would be demoralising. Also following a programme makes it much more likely ill do what I'm told - rather than taking a shortcut home/ failing to do an extra loop. Also keeps me focused on doing it 3 times per week.
Had a clear out of the food cupboard last night. Was pleased seeing all the left over Christmas treats that I have so far avoided. Have put some of them into a tin (which I thought was empty till last week when I discovered some of the kids Xmas chocolate from 2012. Had clearly had a "it's all too much" moment a year ago too. Of course I should probably now bin some stuff too - but mentally I struggle with that!
Eightytwenty I'm now 8st 7, hence the children's clothes! I was briefly 8st 5, but have kept steady at 8 7 for months now.
Will power of I don't know what!
When were you last that size? And have you been left with any downsides (being nosey again!) from having lost so much?
I really haven't been that weight since middle teens. That is over 20 years of yo-yo ing between being a nearly sensible weight and being so far from sensible it's dreadful. But don't think I've ever been a healthy bmi in my entire adult life. Sobering thought.
It's the first time in my adult life I've weighed this little. I was mostly 10st before, but at my heaviest I hit 14st.
It's hard to find bras to fit, now I'm a 26" chest, that's the only down side I can think of...
Hurrah. I've stuck to my 'no breakfast cos I can't be bothered, soup, fruit and a cereal bar for lunch and whatever's not too bad for tea' diet and have lost another pound.
I used to be stable around 12 st 0 and that's my very first goal - to get back to that as I've crept up over the last couple of years.
I've won a fab purple next formal dress from ebay that looks gorgeous. I can zip it up.....almost all the way. I have 5 and a half weeks to manage the last inch of the zip!
Glad I'm not the only one doing a pre-empative snack. I did realise last night, I've managed to knock one of these habits on the head though. I always used to eat a bit of toast or snack bar after I arrived at work but before I started teaching so I wasn't too hungry for break, I no longer do this.
IMST wow, you really are absoutely teeny tiny now aren't you. Can I ask, was that your goal from the beginning? And, when did you know when to stop with the WL?
2kids glad the breakfast thing is working for you, and yay to the lovely dress.
I thought today was a god awful diet day as I've been so hormonal and wanting junk all day. Didn't do a workout as feeling to hormonal
terrible excuse and felt like I'd eaten too much, but just did MFP and even though I have been over my 1400 kcal aim, I'm still under 2000 kcals so hopefully damage isn't too bad. Still, I feel like it's been a bad day as I feel like I've chickened out of exercise when I should have made myself done it.
Who was speaking of the short bursts of high impact exercise? I see the logic of that. Quite a bit of my workout dvds are really high impact manic and I definitely feel it helps control my appetite and has made me healthier.
Hair I always pictured you as a very trendy/kooky glam woman with bright lippy and wonderful hair and pulling off a fab tea dress or two in a very trendy type way (the picture is very sophisticated glam in my head but I may not be explaining it well) now I have leather gloves added to the image . How different are you to that then?!
Can anyone link to the exercise thread please? It sounds like interesting reading.
2kids, you will get in that dress! And you'll look fab! Remember to leave it where you can easily see it. It will help your motivation.
reastie yes to red lipstick. My favourite is pillar box matt red.
Never worn a tea dress my life. I usually wear black when I go out. Very simple but I have fabulous jewellery!!
My style is individual but not kooky.
Individual, far better way to describe what I imagine Hair
if glad you're all on the road to recovery now!
imst wow 8st7. As Reastie says that is indeed teeny tiny. How tall are you?
hair you crochet? Me too! I love sitting spending an evening surrounded by wool!
Good food day today but I've been hungry. Looking forward to being well enough to exercise
i have a question for you all..... How did you know what your goal was? How did you decide what number you were aiming for?
When I started I wanted to have a healthy bmi and be a size 16. I now have a healthy bmi (just) and am a 16 and much happier than I was. But now I want to lose more and be smaller....but where to aim?!
thanks Tobermory. And good question: my goal is currently 142lb, because that's where I was a year ago, and it felt right, although at the time I'm sure I thought I could still do with losing a couple more pounds
Hair - the webchat about high intensity training is here, its the 5:2 people: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/mumsnet_live_events/a1962922-Dr-Michael-Mosley-and-Peta-Bee-Live-webchat-Monday-13-January-midday-1pm
On the subject of which, I'd be interested to hear people's experiences/ opinions of 5:2 - it seems very popular but I haven't pursued it myself, as I find that I need regular
grub energy to ward off mood swings. I read somewhere that fasting exacerbates PMS, and whilst my hormones are still all over the place from making babies it seems like regular eating, with reduced portions and more exercise suits me better...
2kids - liking your style, the dress is a great goal!
That's good if you know from recent experience where/what you want to be. This is the lightest I've been in probably ten years, maybe more so hard to imagine what my frame would look like and how I would carry 10 or 20 pounds less.
I'd like to be 10 stone by the end of the year.
But first I'd like to get back to where I was this @ time last year - 10 stone 12lb at my lightest. While I wasn't thin, I felt healthy and looked ok in clothes & photos.
Last time I averaged aprox a stone every 3 - 4 months. So aim to reach my first goal by Easter.
Sorry, haven't been back since the start of the week as I haven't been well. Will read through properly when I feel better. Some amazing stories of Fab weight loss here, well done all
Interested to see how you imagine me!! Disco pants and a munchy box??
HIIT is high intensity interval training, and is supposed to be the best for fat burning and general fitness? Most spin classes work on this principle with short bursts if all out effort, then bringing the heart rate back down again before cranking it up again.
I tried metafit tonight... God sweet lord...
Tober fab question as I've been wondering exactly the same thing! My initial goal was 5 stone loss and wear a size 16. Then it was a healthy BMI. Now it's a BMI in the middle of the healthy range (22.5) so I'm comfortably in there and could put on a bit in the future and still be a healthy weight. But it feels like I keep changing the goals! When do I stop.... I'm finding it really hard to lose now (my BMI is 24) and wondering if and how much more I should lose.
ifnadhwen my opinion of 5:2 is, if it works for you then fab, but for me (I have ishoos with blood sugar levels) I could never do it. And, I'd eat too much to compensate on the off days. I remember watching the original documentary it became famous on and there was another diet shown on there called something like high nutrient low calorie diet (which I found really interesting, more so than 5:2 one), which showed also lots of positive health effects but no one has picked up on this diet, but I think that's as it's a way of life to eat like that, whereas 5:2 everyone can relate to and try and still eat normal foods.
Kato yes, that's it, got it in one, disco pants and munch box . Metafit, what is this?!
Reastie, i remember us having a conversation about BMI last year and just how much BMI varies. My BMI is 24.7 so 'just' in the healthy band I'm a size 16 but very tall, whereas you get a BMI of 24 and you're a size 12 and i assume ……how to put this…… less tall?!
I'm just 5', so even at 8st 7 my BMI is still 23.
My aim at the start was to get my weight within the healthy BMI range with a bit of a buffer. For me, the top of the range is 9st.
I'm not aiming for the supposed "ideal" for my height, 7st 13 (BMI 21) as I'm already thin enough, and wouldn't be able to donate blood at that weight.
BMI vs dress size is an interesting debate, I hit size 10 way before I got down to a healthy BMI (I think I was still "obese" at size 12). I think it's a lot more to do with frame size and muscle mass than just weight and size. I try not to get too hung up on either, focusing instead on energy levels and balancing food intake with exercise.
Metafit is a fresh new hell. It's HIIT/tabata training, where you do high reps of a bodyweight/aerobic exercise.
Last night started with running around the hall and side stepping and high knees, then straight into two step dashes, adding an extra move each turn until you are doing 7 consecutive moves - it was dashes, walk down push ups, burpees, squat jumps, plank, hillclimbers and static high knees sprints. you get a 30second rest and then work back down to one move. The class only lasts about 30mins but I burned 460 odd calories (heart monitor)
I had a sneaky weigh in, but just like before xmas I struggle to go lower than 142! - my body fat % is down to 18 and my trainer says I 'dont look my weight!' I'm not sure what I'm heading for really any more! My BMI is only just 'normal' and I'm now a comfortable size 10 - I have never ever been this small in my life, but I still feel a bit all at sea...
Not going to lie, I still have copious snacks, but always keep my calories at 1200 or so and never eat my exercise calories!
Hello. Please can I join the thread? I've started weight watchers at a BMI of 26.5. I've never weighed this much even straight after the babies.
I tried very hard to stick to the points or just under and exercised every day (even if it was just a 5 mile walk). I lost 1 lb
I need to lose 30lbs. It's going to take a while......
Congratulations to all of loosing weight. It's hard work!!!!
Afternoon all and welcome katiebeau. Just get stuck in with the thread. There's a lot of good advice in amongst the chatting.
Tobermory I love crochet. I started just over a year ago and haven't looked back.
Thanks for the link ifandwhen. I'll have a read of that thread later.
eighty how tall are you? I'm 10st 13 and feel ok. Not thin but passable. Your pp sounds how I felt re photos etc but I would like to be 9st 6/7 as my ideal weight.
I hope you are feeling better northender.
Well Kato, when I'm not imagining you being an assassin/ manservant to the Pink Panther, yes you are in blue disco pants complete with munchy box and chicken balls! But on the plus side I've always seen you as slim and very toned. By the way, your post about metafit read as a foreign language to me!! I haven't got a clue what those moves are!!
hi everyone and welcome Katie
Kato Metafit sounds a bit like insanity only you just do 30 seconds - 1 minute on each move, not moving down to one move (which sounds impossible).
It's interesting a few of us aren't really sure where we're heading with our final goals. In a way I'm not so bothered with the scales and more interested in getting even fitter and more toned, but that isn't so easy to measure and I like the reassurance of tracking progress on the scales.
Progress here not going so great. Was definitely going to do a workout this afternoon after work after not managing one yesterday, but was just shattered, I lunged on the sofa barely keeping my eyes open. Now I feel cross with myself for not forcing myself into it. I will just have to do it tomorrow. Usually I'm desperate to workout but suddenly it's a chore . Did a cheeky weigh in this morning and might be 1lb ON since my 2 lb loss on monday, so things are not looking good
Hair I'm 5"6
I'm trying cauliflower rice tonight. Anyone eaten it before?
My poor husband. His tummy is complaining about all this healthy food
I think a few have tried it before although I haven't. reastie or kato I think. Let me know how it is. Dh hates cauliflower so no chance of it here.
Stealth, you ok? Why ya hidin'?
cauliflower rice? What is this?! Do tell.
Ok not reastie then. My memory is sooo bad!
I think you blend cauliflower until it's like rice and then use it as a replacement. But don't trust me. Clearly my memory is shot so it may be something completely different.
ahh, interesting. Well, your memory is clearly better than mine as I don't recall it at all! I can't eat cauliflower due to dratted IBS so maybe I forgot it as it's no use to me (unless it's a crafty way to disguise cauliflower to sneak some veg into DD, in which I'll give anything a go! I called soup houmous yesterday in the hope she'd fall for it and try some. She didn't )
Hahahaha. I think the only one you were kidding there was yourself!
Lol I've done that before - called home made pasta sauce "tomato sauce" in the hope they'll assume I mean ketchup Never works.
I'm fine thanks for asking Hair! Sorry for not being on in ages - been incredibly busy at work, plus struggle to post on long threads on my phone. I am working on Sunday, will have the house to myself and need to keep myself working - key "snacking" problem day I think.
Glad you're ok. Keep full would be my tip. Have a steady supply of low cal snacks. I have rediscovered cracker breads this week. Spread some light Philadelphia on it or other light spread and it's a great snack.
I love biscuits so it fulfils that craving too.
I have a non weightloss question for everyone. Does anyone write a blog?
I made cauliflower rice! It was surprisingly good!
hair I started a blog only this week!
1 marzipan sweet
1 glass of red wine
And a ton of cheese!
Back on it today though mindful about party and food/ drink choices tonight!
Good for you eighty - don't let it wreck today!
Happy Saturday everyone, how's it going?
I have the Out Laws again, Original Motivationers will know what that means. They're on form, but at least they're only here until tomorrow, then I can go on a date with DH for our anniversary on Sunday evening.
Until then, deep breaths, happy place...
IMST! I remember them well! And I remember your anniversary is the same time as mine! ( not wedding, of meeting/first date) what a quick year!
Good luck, be strong!
5k run (18 walk, 5 run, 18 walk ) plus sprint to car as was late to collect ds1 from football so feeling better.
Imst / I remember well outlaw ishoos. Good luck.
Spb - saw you on a local ( to me) newsworthy thread this am. Thought you were Manchester not Scotland?
IMST hope you're enjoying time with outlaws
it's never going to happen though is it
eighty I'm sure I remember something about spb being on a work trip to Manchester for the meet up with IMST and Hair rather than living there, but I could be wrong.
I don't blog but I've only just started getting into reading various blogs, never really looked or realised about them before . Kato what's your blog about (if you don't mind me asking)? and linky link if you don't mind [nosy] . Do you have one then hair or are you thinking or starting one?
Today has been OK
assuming I forget the chocolate coins just finished an 'easy' insanity workout but found it far from easy. I'm just so wiped out at the minute and struggling for motivation past few days. It feels like I've been working on this for so long it's just getting a bit dull. But I do want to keep where I am and not put anything on. Went to a charity shop this morning which had a big sale and everything was £1 for the day, so got some size 12 bits for me as nothing ever fits me properly and feeling chuffed with my buys. A nightie, skirt, 2 cardis,2 coats, and 2 tops for £8! That cheered me up at least
SPB's from Durham or thereabouts IIRC. I have a blog here but it's mostly about my books and stories I've written, not about weight loss at all!
No. I don't blog.
I'm just nosy.
Can you link to your blog please Kato?
I'm having a good week which is just as well as I've had 3 nights out in the last 8 days. Also it's totm so if I haven't gained on Monday I will consider that a success.
Nights out are like buses. They hardly ever happen and then I have a few all together.
It's seriously a newborn blog, three posts published and three drafts ready to go up!
Just had a nose kato . I LOVE those glittery bras (or are they tops <old gimmer> ) on there . And, FWIW, I have owned a pair of culottes, 2 pairs in fact, one was my brownies uniform and the other was a lovely M&S floral pair when I was about 11
Hair look at you e nights out in 8 days .
IMST how are sales of the book going? It must've been just the best feeling ever to have copies of your own book in your hand for the first time.
Just checking in as I lost the thread from threads I'm on.
I haven't tracked on MFP the past couple of days as I've been really busy. I'm hoping I've done ok but it's also my TOTM in next couple of days. I'm always ravenous the few days before it but ok once it starts as I take transexamic which makes me nauseous.
Have my dns christening today so will check back in tomorrow and try and catch up with the thread. Hope everyone else is doing well.
Reastie, book sales going well, pushing 90 now, getting into profit at last!
You're all doing well here, it's great seeing all the motivation going strong.
The Out Laws leave in 5 hours (not that I'm counting down or anything).
Got off pretty lightly this time, just an evening of frosty silence, and a complaint that I make coffee too hot.
The sun is out here, and I have an hour's peace this afternoon. Trying to decide what I need more:
A book to read
A bike ride
I'm out later, Hair's babysitting, I'll be back on form tomorrow.
IMST how dare you make hot coffee?! . I'd say have a little walk/bike ride then mutlitask with a book in the bath . Enjoy! Glad book sales are into profit.
Did a speed and agility asylum workout today and worked hard, which makes me feel better about the chocolate consumed earlier
Afternoon. Anyone else nervous about weighing tomorrow?
I have noticed that we are very quiet at the weekends. I wonder if it's busyness or if we don't want to admit to going off the rails. Or both?
For me it's being busy.
Hair yes, I'm nervous with weigh in! I had a cheeky mid week weigh in
3 times and was 1lb ON so I'm hoping that will miraculously disappear and I'll be maintain. I don't want to be stripped of my 100-versary!
Dreading weigh in. Honestly. I've been dreadful.
Two birthdays and an anniversary. I've done a lot of exercise, but nowhere near enough to counteract all the nonsense I've allowed myself to inhale.
Just uploaded my three drafted posts on the blog if any one is interested...
Weigh in - maintain today. Phew, after half of the week being 1 lb on I'm pleased with that
<goes off to check out katos blog>
1lb off. But no thanks to the weekend. Too much to drink and eat.
Read somewhere that being slim is 80:20 food:exercise.
I think I'm still too reliant on the latter.
My first weigh in on the wagon and it's 2lb off. Hurray!
Really pleased with that, specially as this time last week I was feasting on chocolate and crisps and finding it very difficult to find
any some motivation! Very much looking forward to being able to exercise again.
Kato inspired by you we has Kale with tea last night. Hmmm, not a fan so much.
Reastie wow! super bargain shopping. £8 for bags full of clothes!
hair 3 nights out what a party animal you are!
Bugger. 2lbs on. I'm putting it down to 3 nights out and it's totm. I never do well when I have my period.
Kato your blog is fab!! Your ds is gorgeous and I'm of your bra drawers!
eighty I'm trying to concentrate on the eighty atm. I'll tackle the twenty when there's more day light and I'm not struggling to get going.
Kato just perusing your blog...
LOVE the cake as would my children!
And, am just at how many bras you have!!
2lb off here. But then I've been mostly housebound looking after poorly people the past week so not much opportunity to go too wild!
Am enjoying geeking around with mfp, think its helping me get portion sizes back under control. Could still do with fitting more exercise in though, feeling a bit sluggish. And now have to use every available hour DD at school and DS at playgroup to catch up on work I should have done last week whilst we were house of lurgy. Better get on with it....
Oh and thanks again for letting me join in. Am finding you all very inspiring, and am also amazed at the motivational powers of a good spreadsheet
takes me so long to write a message, always few steps behind the conversation!
Well done Tobermory!
And now, had a nose at Kato's blog too - I second the cake LOVE! Smaug's hoard?
Ooh yes! I may be able to sell that idea to dd for her birthday. Job done!
It's not until October though.
Well done ifandwhen.
Well done everyone actually. My head was so full of bras and weight gain that I forgot to say.
2lbs on. I'm not surprised... But I've had a GREEDY week! hair we can sob together!!
eighty I'm like you, I overdo the exercise in the hope it will counteract the cake consumption! Need to seriously screw the nut...
Well done losers! I'm very proud of everyone!
Tober did you salt and roast the kale? It's so tasty and inoffensive, I can't understand how anyone could dislike? I'm counting the days 'til my next fix!!
Thanks for the blog support. It was my New Year Resolution, and I really want to keep it up!
Yes, I too am and at katos bras. I have 3 bras that I alternate between at the minute, and about 20 that are too big. Of the 3 I wear, only one of them properly fits me . I also think you have very glam hair. I might stop talking to you you are so gorgeous and glam
Well done to losses, and kato easy on easy off.
I beat you reastie. I have four and none of them fit!
Please don't tell the bra intervention people .
Oh, I do have an Agent Pravocateur set but they are for best.
Bad day today. I've had four hours broken sleep as I was working last night and I've had to fight the sugar craving
unsuccessfully all day.
I went a bit bra crazy after I was 'intervened' by the gurus! Got some bogof and some reduced but I'm a sucker for a colourful bra!!
I'm of the bra collection too. I have one bra that sort of fits, one that's too big but comfy, and one with the underwires sticking out.
I finally found a UK supplier of 26 back bras, and have one on order that should actually fit for a change
then I'll buy their entire range
I might do a special disco pants post soon!... And what if I got a munchy box... just for blogs sake yeah?
Stay away from the Munchy box! It's a heart attack in a box!
I don't know why my autocorrect always capitalises Munchy box!
Just had to google 'munchy box'. Wow.
From munchy box to kale smoothie pretty much covers the whole spectrum of possible foodstuffs eh?
Hahahaha you're right, it probably does! I almost mentioned it earlier in the thread but I figured Kato didn't need reminding of our horror the first time we heard of them.
When I told dh that some from the old mm thread were back, he asked about Munchy Box, as he calls her. I think it reminds him, then he can google and drool. They don't sell them near me or I think he'd get one every week and call it his weekly food shop!!
Don't forget, the munchy box comes with a can of fizzy juice of your choice! I'm sure I told you about the time my sister came home from San Francisco and I presented her with a munchy box like Richard Gere in pretty woman!
I don't remember that story. Did she love you forever!?!
I swiftly shut her finger in it!
I had to google munchy boxes. Despite dh assuring me the Indian take away sells them. Look revolting so not tempted.
kato Sunday kale was stir fried with peas and leeks. Tonight I tried your ovenbaked with salt, I sooooo wanted to like it.... But I sooooo don't!
Right then guys, I've just got the mn app so I can keep up with u lot! I've missed loads!
2lb off this week ( I'm not touching the spreadsheet though) well done to everyone that lost, and chin up to everyone else, holiday season is on it's way so that's got to be a motivation kicker!
Just to join in I have about 9 bras, but only one fits properly
and it's wire keeps popping out I put off buying them as my weight goes off boobs first so I'll be forever buying more or I'm just too lazy
Ive bought posh new scales that show the water and fat percentage.. If that's not a kick up the arse I don't know what will help!
Well done Toe!
Definitely need a motivational kick here, am having to complete a big chunk of work in the next couple of weeks and for some reason it's making me extremely grumpy and wanting to sneak off behind my own back and snack - not sure why I want to sabotage myself, but there we are.
Oh well, back to it....
Well done Toe.
Don't do it if! Get through the work and lose weight at the same time. Think how proud of yourself you'll be. It will also give you the best motivation in the world.
Well done Toe! Oooooh, tell me about your new scales. Ours are on their last legs but I'm being very indecisive about choosing new ones (last time we bought scales I was pregnant and not interested at all at what the numbers said!)
I had to google munchy boxes....
Well done toe.
If - a virtual kick coming your way.
if stay strong! Drink lots of water or brush your teeth so u dont want to eat anything coz it will taste funny!
They are salter scales, u have to program your sex and height in then when you weigh yourself it shows your weight, then your body fat and water percentage, very snazzy if u ask me! Only thing is I've thrown away the instructions and can't work out which it fat and which is water...
have you tried google? You can usually find the instructions for most things!!
Wow I just did!!! Thank you for the tip!!
Ok so I need to drink more water and lose more fat..
I knew that already
ah thanks you lot. Got today's stint done without too much snackage, and just attempted a Shred workout - hoping it will improve my mood
Urgh I'm doing the shred tonight, not looking forward to it though as I'm so unfit I sweat like a pig just doing the warm up!
Must do some exercises though, holiday WILL be different this year! Xx
Feeling very snacky right now...
I've found a couple of chocolates and I'm sure they be so very very nice!
Have also given in to chocolate Tobermory! 5 chocolate coins left over from Xmas. Cross with myself.
25 min run and hour swim tonight so not the end of the world but cross I gave in. Am starting to eat a bit more sugar and I do end up wanting more.
Did anyone see that sugar programme last night? Dp made me watch half of it and whilst I was thinking bla bla can't eat anything anymore yadda yadda I passed dp his drink and there was 39% sugar in his can of Pepsi! It's really made me realise just how much sugar is in food and drink. It's awful!
Toe that's so funny , sorry, but I did grin at not being sure which number was fat and which was water. Now, that could be a vital difference!
If hope shred did indeed help the mood.
What sugar programme was this? Sounds like just the kind of thing I love (and should watch for educational purposes for my job). Will catch up on iplayer or whatever is someone alerts me to what/when it was. I'm not surprised re: sugary drinks. I've been meaning to do a board display in my classroom with bottles of different drinks and how much sugar each of them contain hung up in a bag next to them. I think this is going to be the new 'thing' - everyone will realise how rubbish they are and they will all go low calorie with artificial sweetner (which then will be discovered to have health problems of its own...). If you look at loads of processed food labels it's amazing how much fat/sugar/salt is in alot of them.
Not doing too badly today. Eaten some choc but also did a cardio workout to make up.
Hi everyone, just checking in.
Weighed myself on Monday and 15st 6lb so exactly the same. I'm ok about this as had my DNs christening (so there was wine AND cake) plus it's my TOTM.
However I am not ok that I've ate 4 cakes yesterday and today!
No excuse really. I made healthy dinners plus took healthy lunch and snacks to the office but a colleagues wife had baked a lot over the weekend.
Also it's my birthday on Friday so there will likely be cake.
I too am another with numerous bras but only one that fits, will need to sort this!
Please can I come and play? Am following a paleo diet at the moment and training pretty hard, have 30lbs to lose and am in pretty determined mode.
Welcome njaw, what is the paleo diet? I've never heard of it.
I didn't watch the sugar program but I did watch the one about the people who had excess skin after huge weightloss. I mean some of them had lost about 20 st!! It was amazing watching them get their lives back. Did anyone else see it?
It's was last nights dispatches on bbc1 Reastie, whilst watching it I thought it was scaremongering bla bla but all day I've been looking at labels and gobsmacked!
Don't beat ureself up fatty(feels mean calling u that!) it's not the wobble off the horse that matters it's the not thinking sod it and giving up. You can do it, it's just getting the 1st day out the way and then it's self motivated as you won't want to waste the effort x
And welcome naw...what's the paleo diet called when it's at home?!
Baggy bodies?! I saw that advertised but didn't get to watch it, I had a friend who's mum lost 9.5 stone and her doc said she had at least a stone of excess skin. It's amazing really when u think about we're all born within a few lbs of each other..
I was horrified and fascinated at the same time Toe, but most of all grateful that I will never have to lose that much.
TToe must watch that dispatches. Often these things try to be sensationalist so much that it just annoys me but sometimes they have a point.
're excess skin program. Does seven stone count as huge loss? Probably not but my excess skin is pretty awful. The tummy is the worst!
Hello njaw, another one who has no idea what paleo diet is.
Sorry for odd typing but on touchscreen.
I don't know if 7st was a huge loss in the program but it is in rl. There was a woman who had the skin removed on nhs so you could ask your gp for a referral if it's really bothering you.
Another guy didn't qualify on the nhs but had a full body lift privately. It cost him £8000 though.
I saw a couple of pictures online of people who had skin removed and tbh their scars looks as obvious as the excess skin did, I think I'd only do it if the skin was causing discomfort/physical complaints. I imagine it takes years to get to have it done on NHS!
It'd be good if people needing exces skin removed could donate it for skin grafts, as kidney donors give.
My weight went off steadily so my skin shrank back pretty well, but I did lose 1/3 of my total body mass.
I keep missing all the interesting sounding TV, I suppose I should spend less time with my nose stuck in a book...
Morning everyone. I know it's only Wednesday but I feel I'm having a good week this week. I woke feeling strong and optimistic. I'm still only getting exercise from running the dcs round and looking after the house but mentally I'm in the right place.
Apart from chocolate coins (which are horrid) how are you all getting on?
Ooo not the lidl ones - they are delicious!
Redeemed myself by running, swimming and having a healthy snack after swimming.
Off to spin & circuits now.
I don't have a Lidl near me. That's probably a good thing at this point!
How many calories does hoovering burn? Does anyone know?
Had to manhandle dd from child minder to nursery. She's decided she's done it and doesn't need to go back. Knew week 1-2 were too good to last. Problem is CM isn't fit enough to do the same and she's supposed to take her after lunch. Can't be doing that every lunchtime!
Now ready to eat my arm!
Oh eighty how sad. If it makes you feel better I think they all go through this to some extent. My advice would be to let the CM try. They are sometimes better with other people than with a parent. I think consistency is the key. You need to just keep battling I'm afraid.
Doesn't make it easy though. When ds2 went to play group he was the only child ever to escape from the hall. The door had a bolt in the ceiling, one in the floor and the handle is about 5' high. I would turn up to see a stack of chairs pushed against the door so he couldn't actually push it open. I think the staff were equally impressed and horrified. I had to go back after 1/2hr in the end and we gradually increased the time.
It was bloody heartbreaking!
See I have it the other way and when I picked mini toes up from nursery today he saw me shouted from where he was playing he didn't want to go home and I could go back to work!
Was quite painful
I had that from my first two dcs Toe. I consoled myself with the thought that at least they were happy in nursery. Still hard though.
The meanies just don't think do they! I know he loves it at nursery, he's been there since he was 8.5 months and he's 4.3 now- he struts about like he's top dog and the staff let him get away with murder! He's going to have such a shock when he goes to school!
It's evil that I think he needs that shock too!
Oh eighty how heart breaking. I used to leave DD with MIL and have to prize DD from me kicking and screaming at me leaving her with MIL. I used to go to work with wobbly knees and feel sad all day. DD will be starting nursery soon and I'm very wibbly legged about this too, she's a very clingy child and I hope it's not too hard for her to adjust.
Not going too badly today, lest we count the choc coins here too.
I think you have realistic expectations about your ds Toe!
Lol yeah.. He needs bringing down a peg or two if u ask me
Thanks all. She said she was happy to go today (different from yesterday morning when she said she didn't want to, so we'll see what lunchtime brings).
Now if anyone is around from lunchtime onwards please send me "be strong willed" messages. Have succeed to chocolate and biscuits two days in a row. And of course it's never just one or two. Was very hungry yesterday but had a really good high protein lunch but then just went crazy!
Dinner was soup and some chocolate eclairs as took ds1 to the theatre.
Will track on mpf again to keep me hopefully straight!
eighty I'll be here after lunch for exactly the same! There be twixes in this house...
Plan is to go to gym when drop off DS at nursery then home for an omlettte...
Ok will touch base when I've had my run and lunch - maybe an omelette too. (Though have been having a boiled egg pre exercise as otherwise if I run or spin at lunchtime I feel as if I'm on empty and feel a bit sick!). And when you're back from the gym. We can talk each other out of a sugar hit!
I've not kept up as I've been ill. Weighed on Tuesday which will be my regular weigh in day. I'm following the principles in the Food Doctor books. It has worked for me before, I lost almost 4 stone but wasn't in the right frame of mind, quite depressed and so put the weight back on. I will start exercising again, fell at Xmas and was on crutches for a while but am good to go now.
It sounds like you've had a tough time northender. Onwards and downwards from here!
Went to the gym... Ate minstrels... I'm a DISASTER!
Metafit booked for 8pm
No kato! That wasn't the plan! Remember it should be 80 (healthy eating): 20 (exercise).
Good lunch but had some dried fruit & nuts for 'pudding'.
Sorry that you've been poorly northender. What are the food dr rules?
Sorry guys... DH bought me them...
Hi northender - sorry to hear you've been having a tough time.
Everyone - Kato and eighty especially since they requested this - "Step away from the sugar. Leave it be. You can do it. Be strong. etc"
Not that I accidentally-on-purpose had a bite of lemon drizzle cake this morning before remembering myself - oh no Fortunately DS disappeared the rest!
My tale of woes probably sounds worse than it actually was but all systems go now! The food doctor principles I can remember offhand are
Eat 5 times a day and never go more than 3 hrs in daytime without eating
Each time you eat it should have protein and complex carbs
Drink plenty of water
Eat fat to lose fat
Control portion size
Follow this 80% of the time
That's 7 of the 10, not sure of the others. I like having them to follow rather than a strict plan but it needs planning especially the snacks I find. My staple snacks are an apple/pear and nuts, carrot sticks with hummus, and sometimes even oatcakes and cheese!
Have done well so far today but a few hours to go yet
Hi northender. That's interesting. Quite like the 80:20 element. Ended up having brown pasta with veg, creme fraiche and Parma ham. Suspect a bit too carb heavy but was delicious.
Succumbed to remaining 6 chocolate eclairs. Despite posting in an attempt to force myself into self will.
Have posted on a sugar addiction thread in "chat" tonight. May be an interesting one to follow.
Kato, I'm sorry but I did laugh a little at your gym+ minstrels post!
Busy few days but I'm feeling proud. I was soso good today. I sat in a meeting for an hour with a plate of chocolate biscuits right in front of me and I wasn't even tempted!
I went back to the gym after DS in bed for more punishing metafit! The session was topped off with two whole minutes of burpees!
Damn you minstrels
Can I boast about a couple of NSVs please?
I had my cardigans surgically removed from me over the last two days. This is a big deal as I'm rarely without one, even in summer! I've been wearing size12 skinny jeans and short jackets so no hiding the wobbly bits.
Loads of people have told me I'm looking good. Not just dh who looks at me with rose tinted specs! Even ds2's teacher complimented me.
Anyway, it was just the boost I needed.
BuellerF are you a nchanger or lurker or have I completely missed something? I can't think how to write that question without it sounding rude. Sorry if it comes over that way.
OMG! HAIR a cardi-rectomy! I never thought I'd read the day!
Well done you!- flaunt it!
Hahaha, cardi-rectomy!! I'm so stealing that.
northender the food doctor thing sounds like it speaks alot of sense. i've been roughly following those principles.
I'm also following the sugar addicts thread with interest as I definitely feel a slave to sugar. Still tempted to go cold turkey with it. I did it before a few years ago and felt fabulous being sans the white stuff and didn't get awful sweet cravings. I had the worst headache ever the week I gave it up though, serious withdrawl.
Hair go you on the cardi front and NSV, woohoo
Kato serious brownie points for metafit.
Things OK here today. Haven't been able to workout since Tuesday though and can't wait until tomorrow morning when I can do a workout DVD.
I want to try a serious sugar cut back too, but don't want to end up like those
miserable low carb bods who aren't allowed bananas!!
Two squares of 85% dark chocolate today. No gym tonight, looking forward to a bath!
Kettlercise in the morning and Spin on Sunday, I'll be okay I reckon!
There is no way I'm giving up sugar. I need sweet stuff and I don't want to put aspartame or honey in everything!
I'm definitely a moderation person rather than temporary/permanent bans on stuff. I crave it too much if I feel I can't have it.
Hair you are the voice of reason indeed...
Bah... Just been taken aside at nursery again.
DS had another tantrum today over some toy cars... please tell me this a bit normal for a 4yo and he's not the menace she paints?
It's only happened twice, they've lasted less than 5minutes and he's fine afterwards...
Oh, and he has a cold, <clutching at straws?>
Yes, it';s normal. Bit at them telling you unless he bit or hit?
Oh spb his nursery teacher is um...
a fucking nightmare a bit of a one. She's very insincere and DS has never really taken to her.
She's clearly not enjoying her job, in the nursery christmas show programme she wrote 'the children have worked hard and the teachers even harder!'
she told me yesterday she said 'now, I'm going to move you from this activity and you can paint a picture for your mummy' when he lashed out (but didn't hit) a boy who took a train off him, and he fell to the floor screaming. When I asked him he said 'Oh, Mrs X shouted PAINT PAINT!!'
He's super well-behaved at home, and I asked how he's been otherwise , 'oh fine yes' because I never get any sort of report of anything other than 'naughty days' that are never more than spilling water out the water play or spilling his milk...
Don't worry Kato. I had the same with ds2. They seemed to pull me on everything. It drove me mad tbh and I'm glad he's my third. If he was my first I'd have been in tears. He's in reception now and his teacher is brilliant. She also says he's fine.
Hair - cardi-free. Amazing as are skinny jeans. But of course you are tall aren't you?!
Kato - gym and meta fit looked crazy on 'paper' but realised I've double dozed exercise 3 times this week. Sugar & exercise addiction. What a weird combo. Running & swimming this am. Good lunch. But small slice of Xmas cake mid aft. It's my mid aft danger zone!
Out for dinner tonight and will try and resist the horseradish chips (so so yum).
Nursery lady sounds a horrid mare. Wouldn't get stressed about it though, even if easier said than done. Doesn't sound as if there is any issue with your ds. Our lovely cm went through a period of reporting dd bad bits. Used to drive me mad too - but suspect this was her way of decompressing her day if that makes sense. Had no doubt that she cared greatly for her however.
Thank you hair you've no idea how much I needed to hear that! - I've spent the afternoon googling '4 year old tantrums' and finding articles about toddler depression FFS! I'm usually so rational, but as he's my first, I have quite a problem letting him off to this world I have no insight into other than his or her reports!!
oh that is ridiculous. Naughty because he spilt his milk??
He goes to school in Sept doesn't he? So you probably don't want to move him but I bet his 'behaviour' magically and instantaneously improves once he has a teacher who is actually aware these are small children and not teens
Yes no reports is soo hard. When it only comes to you second hand it's hard to know what to believe. Is it a school nursery or private?
eighty I'm 5' 5" and 1/2 so pretty average really. I just felt a bit brave.
Well, he squeezed his milk to make it shoot out the straw...
I'm not one of those mums, but honestly, he's awesome. polite, kind and clever. She told me one day he was cheeky to her because he said he 'didn't like the way she was speaking to him' I'm such a wuss I just said okay, but I should have asked what actually happened.
He also complained because she'd wrote 'warm toast' on the snack board menu and he told her it wasn't warm at ALL!'
Gosh, he sounds precocious but he really isn't I swear!
He had problems before because they were shown Snow White and it terrified him and he was too scared to go to the toilet and walk past a picture someone had coloured in of the queen... She told me he was 'at it'
God I'm getting angry now reading this back! I also caught her throwing a jackey at another child once.... she is queen of the eye-rolling too, I've caught her behind children's backs doing this.
Sorry for the total hijack! But at least I've not hit the custard creams!
what does "throwing a jackey" mean?
Can he read as well ("warm toast") - if so could he be a bit bored.
I am not very child friendly/tolerant at all, but at 4/5 aren't they all little literal know it alls? The "warm toast" thing is something they'd all do - if they can read.
Good grief kato what a woman! Sorry but the children worked hard and the teachers even harder!!!! . FWIW I know I'll be the same as you (as in nodding head and agreeing and being wussy)
and I'm a teacher and it sounds like she's making an issue of perfectly normal 4 YO behaviour to me. And poor child being scared of snow white and the lack of sympathy from her, she's in the wrong job I feel. DD is nearly 3 so not the same age, but if she wanted to do something and anyone tried making her do something she didn't want to (like painting) she'd throw a strop too, and she's by al accounts pretty well behaved except when I look after her, she saves her best for me aren't I lucky
Yes stealth to warm toast. If DD was told she could have warm toast (she can't read yet) she would pick up if it wasn't warm. Not in a moan way, just in a factual it isn't what it said it should be way.
She sounds like a nightmare Kato. All, and I mean all of the behaviour things you've stated , most teachers wouldn't bat an eyelid. Infact pointing out the toast wasn't warm would probably get praise for observation.
Write it all down somewhere in case you do ever have to complain.
Thanks everyone, we're on the home stretch now, he starts p1 in August.
Sorry I saw her 'throw a jacket' at a kid, as in tossed it at him! She's also says things like 'he's a typical man! Doesn't do as he's told!' Eye rolling...
Yes he can read already, so rather than her being impressed she took the hump!
wow kato impressed he can read already! Do they do that at nursery with him or have you been doing bits? <nosy>. Only ask as I've been doing some very basic phonics stuff with DD (as she really likes it not because I'm pushy) and my Mum is a bit and I'm doing letters with her already. Apparently in her day it wasn't done this early . I think she thinks I'm pushy Mum but DD genuinely loves looking at letters and wants to know what things say etc. Sorry, completely off on a tangent there.
In annoying news I think I'm getting DDs cold, hopefully not bad enough to put me off workouts as I'm all set to go for the week end.
He's been reading since before he was three. Not just memorising, actually sounding out words, we first discovered this when at Christmas 2012 he read 'dirty dave hid her naughty knickers in the Henry Hoover' from my mums trashy magazine!
The other time this caused a fuss at nursery was when he read 'every day's a learning day' from a govt poster then told his teacher he hadn't learned anything today!'
Even numbers etc I have a video here of him at 20months.
He's never been taught anything, he just seems to see or be shown something once and it sticks.
I feel like a dreadful hijacker today! I do apologise!! Sincerely!
He's soooo cute!!!
To both of you I would say, if they're interested in it, then be lead by them. Go for it. reastie ignore what anyone else says, they don't know your dd as well as you do. Kato take comfort in the fact that you are right, your ds is fine and don't give the teacher any more thought. Believe me, if there is a real problem, they will arrange a proper appointment.
Another NSV for me today. I got wolfwhistled at twice today! I can not remember the last time that happened!
I also need some help. I have a small job on the radio once a month. It is over night and I find sugar and coffee are what keeps me going the next day. This is fine and I do compensate the day before and after.
The trouble is that they now want me in once a fortnight. Great news for me but not so great for my energy levels or food cravings. What can I do? I can't eat "on air" and I don't want to fill up at 4:30am which is home time. What can I do for extra energy and chocolate combat?
Wolf whistles?! Fantastic!
How exciting about the radio? Can you tell us more or are you a secret celebrity??
Don't quite understand your timescales,can you elaborate? I can brew you up an energy boosting smoothie recipe to take on the go?
hair <removes disguise> it was me. I'd name changed for something else and forgot!
Oh Tobermory, I'm glad it's you. I thought I was losing it big time!
Kato I'm about as far from celebrity as you can get. I do a parenting phone-in on radio5live. It's in the early hours so no one really knows. It's been two years now and I love it. I get payed to tell people my opinion. How cool is that!?!
I need something for the next day as I get about 2hrs sleep before I have to do the school run etc. I'm usually at my wits end by about midday. It's then that I struggle and reach for the chocolate.
Hair I had a job when at uni on an overnight radio programme as holiday cover (was up from 12:30 - 6:30 am <yawn>) and I used to have a smoothie to help me through. OK, yes, it's high in sugar but maybe if you made it yourself and added oats and yoghurt to bulk it out a bit and keep you filled up (maybe even nuts too) you could quietly sip every now and again. I found when I worked on that show I had a desperate healthy craving for fruit which helped me feel better with being up at an ungodly hour so the smoothie really helped. Swit swoo at your wolf whistles.
Kato you have a genius child
Another thought Hair . Another uni job I did was an exceptionally early paper round. When I got home from that I always had an egg for my breakfast and it really helped keep me full up in the morning when I'd be all tired at being up for so long.
Thanks reastie. Eggs sound like a good idea. I can't have a smoothie though because I can't face more than a cup of tea at that time of day.
Hi all. Just catching up with the last couple of days...
Kato - your son sounds like a total love to me. Mind you, when I was his age playgroup staff told my mum that I 'didn't suffer fools gladly' and a friend did once call my DD 'precocious', in a good way I think! I agree that all of what you've said sounds perfectly normal and in some cases praise-worthy behaviour at this age. Don't let it rattle you. And as for your exercise addiction - I'm forming an impression of you as some kind of superhero (these disco pants you mention, I presume you wear them outside your trousers?!)
Reastie - as Hair said, you know your DD better than anyone else, and are following and supporting her interests, so good on you!
Hair - wow, great NSVs! Go you. And cardi-rectomy, love it.
Northender - what you say of the Food Doctor makes a lot of sense to me - I seem to have cobbled most of those principles together, from different sources - off to look it up now.
Tobermory - aha!
I have discovered how to lose 2lbs overnight. Have godawful diarrhoea . Think I might postpone tomorrows weigh in as it will give me a false loss.
Reastie hope you're better soon