2013 Weight Watchers Thread #3

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jazzcat28 Wed 03-Apr-13 10:53:11

Right thought I should put up a new thread as we were getting close to filling up the old one!

Useful Notes and Links:

HD = Hairy Dieter's Recipe Book. Circa £7.00 on Amazon and full of yummy low WW point recipes

We share our yummy low point recipes on this thread

We track our losses weekly on this online spread sheet

The spread sheet also has a tab containing all the WW points for every single recipe in the HD book, courtesy of the lovely OhTheConfusion (for working them out) and AddictedtoCrunchies (for having the foresight to paste them in the spread sheet)

Here's to another thread of amazing losses ladies!!

rightsaidthread Wed 03-Apr-13 11:52:14

Hi hope it's ok to join in was waiting for a new thread to start

I am 10 weeks in and have lost 18lb.

Tbh I'm finding it hard that my friend who I go with seems to be dropping the weight effortlessly each week and I'm doing half a pound or pound losses

Bit demoralised this week sad

AddictedtoCrunchies Wed 03-Apr-13 12:39:31

OOOhhhh this thread seems to be a dress size smaller than the last one <twirls>

Welcome rightsaidthread. think about half a pound as a packet of Anchor butter. Off of your hips/bum/bingowings*delete as applicable. 18lbs is an AMAZING loss and you need to think abut what you have done, keep pointing and you'll get to where you want to be. The only person you're up against is yourself.

Fled here's your line and a size 9 up the arse. You know what you need to do, now just do it (Can you tell I've got my mojo back everyone?!)


The sun is shining and I WILL be slim by summer smile

rightsaidthread Wed 03-Apr-13 13:20:23

Thanks Crunchies I needed to hear that. It doesn't help that our ww leader points out that we come together and how many pounds are between our losses.
I think she is trying to be encouraging but it has the opposite effect on me

I feel far more enthusiastic when I read these threads tbh grin

flatmouse Wed 03-Apr-13 13:30:44

Hello again all, have just had quick scan through end of last thread - not been on for a couple of weeks as all v busy. Still tracking, only lost 2 oz last week, but managed 2lb this week, so overall happy! 6oz off my 10% (and current goal, which will be reset to 15% once i get to 10%).

Sorry to hear you didn't like the HD meatballs Jazzcat - i plan to try those tonight, and generally follow recipe first time through - any suggestions? I will be using beef mince as DH is "particular" - and I'm splitting it between 5 of us. so only 5 pp each.

Had a McD's on Friday! Big Mac and Large fries smile 26pp - all within daily/weeklies though so survived.

Hope you all had a good Easter - off on a long weekend of much drinking and bad eating - am going to do my best to keep points down but not expecting a loss on Monday (in fact, am not taking scales so will just not weigh next week as I'm a firm believer in same time each week, and will weigh the week after).

backinaminute Wed 03-Apr-13 14:20:17

Marking my place.

I don't know what's wrong with me today. For the first time since I started I just want to eat crap for absolutely no reason. I think I'm at a danger point as quite happy with the way I look and getting a bit fed up with the slog of it. Stupid though as I've had a really stressful weekend but negotiated it well and now here I am eyeing up Easter eggs and crisps!

It works though, I've lost 2 stone and I need to keep thinking of the end goal. Another 2 stone would put me into a healthy weight bracket but another stone and I will be slimmest I have ever been in my adult life (even pre DC).

Feeling a bit ill, both babies have ear/ chest infections and I just can't be arsed which is no good for anyone.

I've got 8 dailies left for today and 25(ish) weeklies with weigh in tomorrow. Just want to get through today and start again tomorrow.

Welcome new people and thank you Jazzcat for starting the new thread. I promise not to be so defeatist after this post. I am just being a bit self indulgent. grin

fledtoscotland Wed 03-Apr-13 16:16:16

<<coughs chestily as wobbling running to catch up with new thread>>

I'm here complete with Crunchie's size 9 up my arse

Went swimming with DC after weigh in and then onto McDonald's where a quarter pounder & cheese and regular fries has set me back 26pts sad

Had a lovely chat with my leader and am going to draw a big liner under this past week and start again minus the snacking

onthemetro Wed 03-Apr-13 17:06:20

Hellooo shiny new thread smile marking my place, will be back laters after my second c25k walk and very slow jog run.

Livinginorganisedchaos Wed 03-Apr-13 18:03:27

Hello everyone! Gosh, just back from holiday and there is a brand new thread. I am just checking in today to say I am still around but I am off again tomorrow for the second part of my holiday.

In the end I didn't track or even try to work out points in Ireland. TBH I was just too busy and I quickly realised it wasn't going to be practical. So, I decided to eat mindfully, choose healthy options when I could and just enjoy myself. Ultimately that is the way I want to eat when I get to goal so I thought I would get some practice in. Have not been near a set of scales so no idea how I am doing but at least my clothes are all still fitting.

Had fun back in Ireland catching up with my family. Tomorrow I am taking DD with me to visit an old Uni friend and her daughter for a long weekend. Suspect it will mean lots of lunches out and then evenings in catching up over a few glasses of wine.

I have pledged to get back to pointing everything from next Monday and hope when I weigh in next Friday the results are not scary. Still, I am still feeling motivated to get back to it and shift some more weight. I have summer clothes in my sights now.

SallyBear Wed 03-Apr-13 20:28:52

Marking my place. Lovely links jazzcat!

OhTheConfusion Wed 03-Apr-13 21:12:46

Holy heck... we must do some amount of blethering... thread number three!!! grin.

Fab links Jazz, and thanks for all the good wishes... I am so pleased to see a 13 on the scales. I honestly could never have got this far without you guys!

Crunchie you sound on it today... I think it is the spring sunshine!

Fled, get your backside in gear... you are only a 30min drive from me and my size six's have a good swing wink.

Welcome to all the newbies too.

I am finding this week a bit harder as DH is off so we are in holiday mode even though we are home (move house in 6 weeks so saving pennies!). We went around a few museums today and lots of walking. I was all organised and took a high protein packed lunch, had a small slice of fruit loaf in the coffee shop (instead of the lovely cranberry and orange cake topped with crushed orange soaked sugar sad)... but then arrived home from Glasgow late and had a lloyd grossman thai curry and nan bread (14pp!!!!) for dinner... it wasn't even that nice.

fledtoscotland Wed 03-Apr-13 22:35:26

OTC - we must do a low point lunch then as you are so close so you can boot me in person!

AddictedtoCrunchies Wed 03-Apr-13 22:40:08

Ooh where are you? Can I come? grin

poorpaws Wed 03-Apr-13 22:41:04

Well there you all are. I bet you thought you were going to get rid of me but nnooooo I'm sticking around.

Rightsaidthread, I started WW with a friend who did so much better than me so I feel your pain. She cheated and I stuck to the plan rigidly, she never exercised and I increased my walking as much as I could. She ate absolute crap and I lived on salads, fruit, veg etc. She dropped an absolute ton of weight and my loss was minimal. 12 months on and I'm at goal (though trying to lose more), she has given up and gained all the weight back (and more). Tortoise wins the race, hang on in there.

poorpaws Wed 03-Apr-13 22:48:14

I met a friend for lunch today and had very few weekly ppts left. We found a new cafe/tea shop and both decided chicken salad would be the best option.

When the salad came it was a chicken breast (fair enough), a tiny amount of salad leaves mixed in with a lot of colesaw, a hard boiled egg and then 2 huge thick chunks of bread which took up more than half the plate. So I went over my weeklies and left one doorstep of bread and tonight I'm starving.

Has anyone else ordered something which sounds so innocent and yet really isn't? What would you have done?

fledtoscotland Thu 04-Apr-13 07:26:49

Crunchies - I'm just outside Glasgow - where are you?

AddictedtoCrunchies Thu 04-Apr-13 08:56:02

I'm in Wiltshire so miles away. sad However, I come to Scotland for my holidays in August so perhaps we could arrange to meet up for a nice lunch as we go past Glasgow...?

We drive up the M9 (?) then turn off at Stirling heading for the Highlands via Callendar, Tyndrum..

Worth thinking about smile

fledtoscotland Thu 04-Apr-13 09:03:24

Crunchies - it's a date grin

AddictedtoCrunchies Thu 04-Apr-13 10:07:56


backinaminute Thu 04-Apr-13 19:23:14

Well by some bloody miracle I have lost 3.5lbs at WI tonight. I will update the spreadsheet. I'm going to have to be good this week otherwise I think I might pay at the scales next week.

I'm going to sit down and plan my meals for the week but I'm seriously lacking in inspiration of what to cook. I've got to get it done so I can do an online shop as the cupboards are bare!

I've got MIL and SIL coming on Sunday for tea (5pm) and can't think what to cook. I'm loathed to do a full roast dinner but might do something like a big stew. I like to be able to get it done and cooking so no one can stand over me judging grin.

Just 6 other meals to think of now too.

OhTheConfusion Thu 04-Apr-13 19:23:32

Im in too... I am on the west coast in Ayrshire but I can happily meet up in Glasgow!

I have just made the blueberry and muesli muffins in this months WW mag... seriously good even if all my blueberries did sink to the bottom and made 'jam'.

OhTheConfusion Thu 04-Apr-13 19:25:13

Backinamin, do you have the HD cookbook? DH made us the lean lamb hotpot and served it with green beans the other week... it was lovely!

fledtoscotland Thu 04-Apr-13 19:44:07

Well done backinaminutethanks

OTC - would be good to meet up and compare flab weigh loss wine

backinaminute Thu 04-Apr-13 20:18:22

Thank you grin

I have got the HD book and so might give the hotpot a go - thank you. I haven't tried that one yet.

I live so far away from everyone! Would have loved to join you all.

OhTheConfusion Thu 04-Apr-13 20:50:30

Sounds good Fledto, I will need to save up my weeklies and we can have wine! grin.

chillyigloo Thu 04-Apr-13 21:39:45

Please does anyone have any weeklies I could borrow for the weekend?! Heading to the seaside (brrrr!) which will likely end with an obligatory fish and chip supper sat on the front. I really don't want to be the sad weight watcher watching everyone else eat yummy fish and chips while I eat an apple!


AddictedtoCrunchies Thu 04-Apr-13 21:51:53

We went to mum's for tea and I had a ham salad while everyone else had fish and chips <polishes halo>. Then I .had a slice of homemade cheesecake

Weigh in tomorrow morning then I'm off to London with my pal for a day of cocktails and nice food then a show. Can't wait! Hopefully the exercise I've done this week will negate the amount I'm planning to drink wink

AddictedtoCrunchies Fri 05-Apr-13 07:24:51

Another lb off. That's 13 now so one more for the stone.

Off to London today. If anyone has any suggestions for a nice place to eat then please let me know smile

rightsaidthread Fri 05-Apr-13 10:36:45

DD1 the best cook in the house grin is going to cook the HD flan for dinner tonight.
Mmmm mouth is watering already

InvaderZim Fri 05-Apr-13 10:41:12

Thanks for the welcome everyone. smile

I've had to weigh myself a day early as my in-laws are staying for the weekend. The wii fit says I am down a pound, but it rounds down (I think) so I could've lost a bit more. grin Who knows.

Still, pleased as I had a bit of an off day yesterday (le sigh) belatedly realising that those Kallo dark chocolate rice cake "thins" are 2 points each. shock and not at all filling of course.

Speaking of, does anyone follow Healthy and Filling? I couldn't do it last time as I was dairy-free as DD had a milk protein intolerance and I was BFing, this to me around I'm intrigued as I'm currently a pretty whole foods eater.

fledtoscotland Fri 05-Apr-13 11:26:20

Thanks to various feet making contact with my arse I'm back on track and " in the zone"!

Making WW beef stroganoff tonight

poorpaws Sat 06-Apr-13 00:04:28

Aw I stayed the same at my wi (two weeks since last wi). I am so disappointed and expected to lose at least 3lbs if not more. OK so now I have a week of trying even harder. I can't seem to lose weight on my daily 26 ppts and weekly 49 ppts. Even my leader is confused by it and is going to check with other leaders and I don't cheat (honestly) and track everything. I've increased my exercise too (although for health reasons I walk slowly) but I am doing more. sad I feel like I am letting everyone down, you are all doing so well.

fledtoscotland Sat 06-Apr-13 07:13:32

Paws - just keep at it. I find I loose less when I drink less water for some reason. What about looking at what you are eating? More lean protein less processed

jazzcat28 Sat 06-Apr-13 10:48:31

Well done crunchie and invader, every little loss is a step in the right direction!

I put on 1lb today at weigh in, which I'm pretty pleased about as the last 7 days has been filled with curry, naan bread and a night out last night which culminated in a large amount of "iceland party food" such as onion bhajis, wedges, filo prawns etc.

No distractions this week and I should be able to get rid of that 1lb and hopefully one or two more next weekend.

The sun is shining smile so hoping I might squeeze in a walk this afternoon

onthemetro Sat 06-Apr-13 14:02:56

Well done Crunchie and Invader! smile

Jazzcat - sounds like you had a fun week, I'm glad you're not feeling down about the gain because its nothing really and will be off again next week! Here's to kicking ass wine grin

Paws, like fled said, maybe you need to concentrate more on what you're eating, and eat more protein/less processed stuff...you've done really well, don't feel like you're letting us down because you're really not! Are you eating enough? How many of your weeklies do you use?

I lost 0.5lbs today at WI, DP STS. I am very pleased, and even more pleased to have completed week 1 of C25K! I rewarded myself for losing a stone today with lovely new Nike running shoes, ooooh they are so pretty and I'm currently wearing them around the house and I'm dying to go for a run but today is our C25k rest day!

I also bought Women's Health magazine, i find that it's brilliant for keeping me motivated. Feeling very pleased with myself for not rewarding myself with food, that's a new feeling grin

AddictedtoCrunchies Sat 06-Apr-13 16:04:30

Afternoon everyone, what a lovely sunny day. I had a netball match earlier and it was nice to finally play without tracky bottoms. Off for a run later with my friend - am supporting her through C25k and we're just finishing our 2nd week.

Had a great day in London yesterday. Drank too much and ate all the wrong things but walked MILES so have just discounted yesterday and am pointing from today. One day won't make that much difference and real life does have to go on. Saw Wicked last night - what a fab show that was. Loved it.

Also went to Nados for the first time. It was like a motorway service station - not impressed at all. Can't see what all the fuss is about really.

AddictedtoCrunchies Sat 06-Apr-13 16:04:54

*Nandos obviously!!

onthemetro Sat 06-Apr-13 18:42:37

Just got a Health & Fitness women's guide to running 'bookazine' in Poundland, RRP £7.99...seems quite useful, not bad for £1!

OhTheConfusion Sat 06-Apr-13 20:05:52

I am a bad WW! she say's whilst pouring the wine

I am writing off yesterday and today (after I drink the wine) and starting again tomorrow... Crunchie, I need that line please!

My lovely darling DC's are normally a complete pleasure... well not yesterday and today... I think this is called 'emotional eating' wine and cheese!

I will check in tomorrow when I am pointing and being a good WW again.

AddictedtoCrunchies Sat 06-Apr-13 21:20:14


confusion here you are - ready for morning. Enjoy your wine wink

poorpaws Sat 06-Apr-13 22:54:07

onthemetro I'm eating all my points and all (or most of) my weeklies. I do tend to repeat the same foods every day and I think this is my problem.

Ive got my new (third) pedometer on and today Ive really gone for it (well for me that is). Think Ive broken my dogs we've walked so far.
I feel very determined this week, I will lose weight next Friday, I will!

Well done to everyone, you are doing just great.

poorpaws Sat 06-Apr-13 23:09:22

Had a long, heated argument with ww customer services on the phone last night. I bought my third ww pedometer at the meeting because there was 25 per cent off and various members said I should ring and complain that two had already broken so when I got back home I rang.

A foreign lady, who I could barely understand (no Im in no prejudice, its just a fact) spent a very long time asking lots of questions and repeatedly asked when Id bought them. I bought them both at meetings and since I paid cash and receipts aren't given I kept telling her I had no idea. She kept me on the phone for an absolute age then said she'd ring back in 3 mins. After over 20 mins she rang, got confused and cut me off. I waited again and then rang her. She asked a load more questions and then asked for a serial no. under the battery cover. The no. told her it was out of guarantee so I wasnt eligible for a replacement. How I wished she'd have just asked me to remove the cover first and saved me two long phone calls and a lot of grey hairs.

DebussyHead Sun 07-Apr-13 09:22:41

Oh wow I have been away for a bit and not checking the thread and then find a new one already!!

I'm feeling pretty demoralised this morning. It's week 9 and for the first time I have a gain. I just don't understand why though as I have been tracking and sticking within my allowance. I gained 1.8 this week, granted I used all my weekly and activity points but seems a big gain for not being naughty. Last weeks weigh in was probably a false low as I'd had a sickness bug so lost 2.4 lbs last week but still feeling a bit 'what's the point in all this crackerbread/ depriving oneself if I'm going to gain anyway'.

Rant over! Well done everyone else!

poorpaws Sun 07-Apr-13 23:26:43

Debussy don't give in, I promise in the end it will be worth it. You've just had a bad week, draw a line, take a deep breath and start again, you won't regret it.

Remember nothing tastes as good as being slim feels. Think of a size 12 outfit, you'll be fabulous!

Doretaball Mon 08-Apr-13 03:47:53

Hello Everyone. Very excited to see that we've moved to thread 3. I've had a week away and not been pointing. But had a big family do yesterday and received lots of compliments about how I looked so feeling ready to face a new week. Not going to worry about what the scales say this week, just jump right back on and keep going.

The main problem with being away is that I haven't been doing my walking so I need to get back into that routine. And I haven't been running again so will see if I can fix that this week.

Away again for another long weekend on Thursday so will hope to have a good few days in the run up.

Happy Monday all, here's hoping for a sunny one!

DebussyHead Mon 08-Apr-13 15:22:15

Thanks poorpaws. Pulling my WW socks up and starting afresh this week.

Could really go a crunchy right now....blush

AddictedtoCrunchies Mon 08-Apr-13 15:30:58

Don't. They're 5 points I know because I had one on Saturday

Just managed a sneaky lunchtime 2 mile run but am soooo stressssed due to my bastard tenants not paying their rent (whole other thread). Why can't people just do the right thing!!

fledtoscotland Mon 08-Apr-13 15:35:49

Afternoon all. Hiding here away from all the maggie thatcher slagging

Back on track properly this week. Dragged DC out for a walk this afternoon. Managed 3 miles but my 4 yr old moaned he was cold

Trying to drink more to see if that boosts weight loss this wk

mylittlecherub Mon 08-Apr-13 16:18:44

Hello everyone!

Poorpaws - I had problems with my pedometer but my ww leader wrote me a receipt out, even though I got it off the Internet and didn't have the paperwork. My 2nd seems to be working fine, annoying though when the other broke as I am abit obsessive about it (fallen asleep on a night accidentally wearing it a few times lol) hoping my night movements might earn me a few points ;-)

I have hit abit of a steady patch not really putting on excessive weight but not losing either, just can't seem to kick myself back into it properly, seems to go to pot on the weekend abit, all I know is if I stop doing this then it will creep back on and I really want to get thin! oh and healthy of course!

Well done to all of you that have lost, I take inspiration from you guys and its really spurring me on to keep going :D

flatmouse Mon 08-Apr-13 20:41:18

Just back from fantastic long weekend with much over-indulgence (mainly alcohol related!) pointed it all so last week I used all dailies, all weeklies and 15 exerciselies!! WI for me is Monday morning - and as I was in a caravan with no scales I didn't! (Nothing to do with fearing what the scales may have to say smile )
Back to healthy and sensible now - hoping the damage is minimal.
Keep going everyone!

poorpaws Mon 08-Apr-13 23:09:36

Well my kitchen is a bit cleaner (not a lot)!

Been wiping all the cupboard fronts and cleaning the fridge just to gain some activity points.wink

They take an awful lot of earning to say how quickly it is to eat them.

Keep up the good work everyone, you're all doing great! If I don't lose weight this week the bleeping scales will have flying lessons (right across the room).

backinaminute Tue 09-Apr-13 20:41:46

I'm trying to have a big ww push again this week. It's not that I've gone 'off plan' particularly, it's just I can feel myself slipping. Being a bit complacent and not tracking like I should so I'm trying to be better again and get back in the zone.

I'm still couch to 5k-ing and I think that's helping.

It's very quiet on here so I hope everyone is doing ok.

AddictedtoCrunchies Tue 09-Apr-13 21:49:04

I'm still here! This is still one of my lifelines. I seem to have things sorted through the week then go to pot at the weekends. But I'm doing ok smile

jazzcat28 Tue 09-Apr-13 21:55:19

I'm here!! Am determined to have a loss this week but have been hit by the plague a nasty cold so not sure how it will turn out. Taste buds have numbed so even chocolate doesnt taste of anything so it could be my best WI yet!!

Did you know it's only 13 weeks until 1st July? For those of us who signed up to the 12st 7 by 1st July challenge is it looking likely?

I have 2st to lose by then so if I average 2lb a week I'll be almost there!

DebussyHead Tue 09-Apr-13 22:46:27

I'm trying to stay on track too this week, it's hard on 26 dailies. I'm out for dinner on thurs night and a big night of dinner, cocktails, wine Fri night. It will be a nightmare points wise. Any tips on point friendly cocktails? Going to Harvey Nichols cocktail bar so will feel a bit boring just having vodka tonics!! Might have to right this week off! Did 70 min walk with pram this morning only 4 activity points!

poorpaws Tue 09-Apr-13 23:00:55

I bought the new (third) pedometer on Friday, used it on a dog walk this morning and lost it! No idea where or why. I firmly fixed it to the waist of my trousers just did a slow dog walk with no unusual lifting or bending (apart to pick up dog poo) and when I got back it was missing. I am so cross as I feel I do much better with one on but I just can't keep buying them. Struggling tonight.

AddictedtoCrunchies Wed 10-Apr-13 08:15:21

jazzcat eek only 13 weeks? I've got 19lbs to lose so will be tight for me. But I'm chugging on steadily.

paws you're destined not to have a pedometer. You're welcome to it but it's not a WW one. PM your address and I'll post it to you. grin

GingerLemonTea Wed 10-Apr-13 08:28:01

I am failing big time. Not been posting here, not been tracking, lack of activity. Eating lots.
Can't get back on track!

Louise85 Wed 10-Apr-13 09:06:54

Ginger - u and me both...

I really find tracking hard...it takes so much time...is it really worth it??

GingerLemonTea Wed 10-Apr-13 09:18:31

Louise... I find tracking fairly quick as I use the app. In fact it's never been so easy, but I'm just not in the zone.

Feel like I'm actually sabotaging my previous efforts. Had lost 12lbs & it's going back on!

fledtoscotland Wed 10-Apr-13 10:18:41

WI today - lost 1/2 lb. at least it's a loss not a gain blush

Will be so glad when kids back at school and I don't have them and chocolate around. Also walking on the school run will help too.

OhTheConfusion Wed 10-Apr-13 11:03:40

Morning, I am being so bad sad. DH is back at work after a week of family time eating...but returned to a stressy (not a word) situation and came home with Indian take away and wine on Mon (to relax!!!) and I ate at my parents last night.

I am weighing in tonight to face the music and then start again tomorrow morning. I have 20.5lbs (plus whatever I have gained this week) to lose in the next 13 weeks and I am determined to do it. I have walked a fair bit this past week as my local WW group is doing a '5k challenge' were we do a minimum of 5k each day... I have managed it 4 days out of 7 blush.


That is my crunchie line... I have dragged it up from where Crunchie left it for me on Sat!

jazzcat28 Wed 10-Apr-13 11:13:46

Just checked my diary again and it's actually 12 weeks to start of July!! So consider this a big boot up the bum to all those who are struggling to get back on it!

My day looks like this:

All day - 350ml skimmed milk (3pp)

Breakfast - 30g porridge (3pp) using water and milk from allowance

Lunch - tin of Sainsburys roasted red pepper and tomato soup (5pp)

Snacks - banana, satsumas, Lemsip (0pp)

Dinner - HD chilli and ginger salmon (7pp) with greens and 60g rice (6pp)

That all comes to 27pp so I have 7pp left and almost all my weeklies.

rightsaidthread Wed 10-Apr-13 13:46:34

Lost 1.5lb this week. Right on the cusp of 10% weight loss but finding it a battle to stay focused.

Need to get my exercise on this coming week!

AddictedtoCrunchies Wed 10-Apr-13 14:18:05

Well done Fled. grin

onthemetro Wed 10-Apr-13 16:16:38

Ooh, I'd forgotten about our challenge! I've lost a stone in 12 weeks, so if I can do that again ill be 12st 8 which isn't far off grin fingers crossed!

I'm plodding on, not doing amazingly but not doing too badly either. Am still doing C25k and it's making me feel like I'm superwoman. But I'm also feeling like I'm not doing very well, I'm not sure why as yesterday I was convinced that I'd binged and messed everything up but when I wrote it down in my journal I had about 8pp left...very weird.

Well done on the loss fled! And thread grin

fledtoscotland Wed 10-Apr-13 16:29:42

Well done thread!

I'm still 14st 7.5lbs so too far for our July challenge but hope to have lost another stone at least by then.

mylittlecherub Wed 10-Apr-13 20:59:51

Well done everyone!

Had my weigh in this evening and stayed the same woohoo! Believe me this is quite an achievement smile this week coming I'm measuring and tracking EVERYTHING! she says with a big ol' chunk of Brie in one hand... Starting tomorrow!

Had a bad week food wise as well as life wise not including my broken blackberry and smashing my ipad screen sad which I am now using covered in cling film, at least until tomorrow where I will go pay some extortionate price to get it fixed... BUT tomorrow is a start of a new ww week and hopefully a fixed screen, i must stay positive and make this week better than the last.

Porridge and soup will be my diet staples this week, I eat far to much bread so going to try and have a week without it, wish me luck, I'm going to need it :D

Livinginorganisedchaos Wed 10-Apr-13 21:28:36

Well done everyone on sticking with it and for the losses. I wanted to check in just to say that I am still around and am planning to weigh in on Friday and get back pointing.

After being on hols for 10days, I was hoping to get back on track this week. However, I have been ill since Monday night with a stomach bug so living on a tea and toast diet. That may sound like a good way to counter 10 days of holiday eating and drinking but I think I may be the only person in the world who doesn't loose weight when they have a stomach bug. Also, my period just started today so who knows what effect that will have.

I have decided to view Friday as a new start and whatever I weigh, it will be less than when I started in jan and I am going to try hard to get to goal for the summer.

AddictedtoCrunchies Wed 10-Apr-13 22:15:27

Well tonight I have:

- walk/run 2 miles with my beginners running group
- run two miles with two friends
- done two hours of netball

Ready for my bed now! smile

OhTheConfusion Wed 10-Apr-13 22:44:59

I have my first GAIN! I gained 1lb this week... better than I expected after 8 days of excess but still fed up.

I got myself a WW pedometer tonight but not quite sure how I see the activity points gained? I am not going to use them but want to spur myself on a bit.

AddictedtoCrunchies Thu 11-Apr-13 11:21:21

Confusion just draw a line under it and start again from this morning. I've never used a WW pedometer, I prefer to log the time and then add it in that way but I know others use one.

mrsXsweet Thu 11-Apr-13 13:23:48

Confusion I gained a pound too and also bought a ww pedometer. I can't get into the swing of it at all. I met up with friends on Tuesday and hate people knowing that I am dieting so instead of picking sensible options I had a third of a baguette with Brie and kettle chips and then for tea we had dominoes- at least they don't know I'm dieting I suppose!
I really need to change my mindset as I currently view healthy food as boring and only feel satisfied if I have chocolate/crisps/cheesecake etc. I am 31 yrs old and still eat like a student sad.

fledtoscotland Thu 11-Apr-13 15:17:29

confusion - I gained 1lb last week and have only lost 1/2lb this week so having a major kick start. Made 0pt soup, no snacks at all, want to loose at least 2lbs this week to keep on track

OhTheConfusion Thu 11-Apr-13 17:45:55

Awww thanks ladies, this is why I love our WW thread... you all 'get it'!

I have just done a HUGE shop and planned my meals for the next week. I have stocked up on 2pp treats and filled my trolly with high protein foods. I have got myself a wee notebook and use tally marks for my 5 a day (at 5 so far and still have dinner to go!!!) and a X for every 500ml of waler I drink, I am aiming for 2L a day.

Now all I have to do is stick to it wink.

AddictedtoCrunchies Thu 11-Apr-13 17:56:08

I have never in my life stuck to a regime as well as this one. And I know it's almost all to do with being on this thread.
Knowing that you are all on my side, supporting me whether I'm good, bad or indifferent makes such a massive difference to me and truly keeps me on track. Also all your lovely comments about my running and how well I've done have also inspired me to keep going.

I'm determined to continue and get to a healthy weight - my days of being overweight are almost gone.

So thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support thanks

jazzcat28 Thu 11-Apr-13 19:38:47

That's the spirit confusion and crunchie!!! We can't be perfect 100% of the time, life is too complicated. I put on 1lb last week and my mum said "well look at it this way, you're still 17lb lighter than you were in January"

A colleague at work is doing a diet via myfitnesspal and finds it more motivating to track her loss/gains on a monthly cycle rather than weekly. She'd done WW on and off for years but found her mind couldn't cope with the weekly weigh in and the guilt if she put on a small amount one week. So now she looks at it monthly and finds it a great motivator to say "I've lost 8lb this month" and she knows she will have fluctuated within the month, but overall it's a fab loss. Goes against the WW way of doing things but might work for some?

Also clothes are a big indicator of loss if the scales don't... I put on 1lb last week but today wore a pair of size 18 trousers that just fit me when I bought them end of Jan and now they're hanging off me! grin

Had a yummy dinner tonight - salmon, craime fraiche and pea tagliatelle. Basically cooked a salmon steak then flaked it, cooked pasta and peas, mixed together with 2 tbsp craime fraiche and some lemon juice.

It's meant to be a heatwave next week ladies!

OhTheConfusion Thu 11-Apr-13 21:24:19

Awww, we are a sentimental lot today... but on a serious note you are all fab. I love my WW buddies, wish we were all closer for a skinny ladies meet up!

I just made HD crispy chicken (but with turkey), 100g of mash and a lovely tomato, garlic, mushroom and rocket 'sauce'. It was delicious and really filling.

I think I have figured out my pedometer... although it resets at noon?!?!?! from noon till now I have gained 6 activity points grin.

poorpaws Thu 11-Apr-13 23:25:19

I typed a long post last night but some how it got lost in the system and didn't work.

Thank you so much Crunchie, its so kind of you to offer your pedometer but I am having a word with my leader tomorrow as I think the clip must have been faulty to have lost it after an hour.

I am also very upset with WW customer services who were supposed to ring me on Monday and didn't (they never return calls) so I am not buying any more WW stuff at meetings. I usually spend a fortune on chilli, chocolate bars (lots), magazine etc. I am very upset with WW in general but our actual meetings (tomorrow early evening) are so lovely (and I've met so many fantastic people some of whom have become friends) so I just can't give up my weigh ins. Hoping our leader will listen and try to help with my complaints/constructive criticism.

I'd just like to add to our "love in" tonight I think you are all great, very friendly, very helpful and supportive. Hope this thread runs for a long, long time. Well done to all and thank you.

poorpaws Thu 11-Apr-13 23:32:14

Oh and for those who bought the pedometers this week, when they stay clipped on, I find them a great help. The one I bought on Friday (and lost on Tuesday) was proof of this comment. I used it on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and was so much more active. I kept checking it and doing a bit more and because I was working more I actually ate less. The rest of the week since losing it I've hardly done any exercise at all and spent more time sitting around and mindlessly eating. If only I could buy one and actually keep it on I think I would do so much better in my weight loss.

onthemetro Fri 12-Apr-13 10:19:03

I love my pedometer, though I haven't been wearing it much lately (once I start forgetting it I find it really hard to get back in the habit!)

Once I walked around London all day and by the time I'd come home (with aching feet) I'd done almost 20 APs grin it's really motivating.

I accidentally kicked mine really hard the other day, I was walking and it fell off my belt but I didn't realise and I kicked it as I was walking blush it seems to be ok, I think it was because I was wearing leggings and the waistband is sort of...floppy, iykwim?

Adding to the soppyness - I love this thread too, you're all v.inspiring and lovely and it's great to be able to talk to people who understand WW as my friends couldn't give a crap grin

backinaminute Fri 12-Apr-13 15:40:46

I know what you mean Metro about RL friends. I also quite like not talking about it with other people and just gradually getting slimmer.

I'm quite motivated this week. I had WI last night and lost another 3.5lbs which takes my total since starting to 2.5 stone. I'm so chuffed. I'm actually 3 stones lighter than I was this time last year. I somehow lost weight while I was pregnant with 19 week old ds which is what spurred me to carry it on and join WI rather than spending mat leave eating cake.

I am 30 and have been a size 18 since I left uni at 21. My clothes however were getting tighter and tighter and I had quite a few 20s in my wardrobe. This morning I have been and bought a selection of jeans in a size 14!!! And some tops that are size 16. I've also bought a belt from Next which was an 'M' - that's not been the case since I was a teenager. Literally non of my clothes fit!

I know this sounds really boasty (and is a bit) but I know you guys 'get it'. To be fair, so does my mum which is lovely.

I think the 3 big things making it easier is bf ds2 and couch to 5k. I completed week 6, run 3 at 6am this morning which is a 25 minute block. 3 months ago it was inconceivable that I could do that.

The third thing is this thread. I have a RL friend who I joined the same time as who has stopped going. Someone else close is really struggling on a different diet so I don't feel like I can't show how pleased I am in RL as people think I'm bragging, which I suppose I am but I'm just quite chuffed with myself. I'm also really pleased with everyone here for us all sticking it out this long and being so lovely in the good times and the rubbish times. grin

rightsaidthread Fri 12-Apr-13 16:31:24

backinaminute that is a fantastic weight loss. Not boasty at all it inspires me to carry on

I always get to the stone and half loss and get fed up and I'm reaching that loss now so need this thread and stories like yours.

AddictedtoCrunchies Fri 12-Apr-13 16:45:14

Backinaminute that's a great loss - well done. My weigh in is tomorrow and I'm hoping for my first stone but I'm not sure it'll happen.

jazzcat28 Fri 12-Apr-13 17:11:04

backinaminute that is fantastic! Well done you! Feel free to boast away... this is what this thread is for!

I'm looking forward to a good WI tomorrow. It'll be the first Saturday morning in almost a month where I haven't had some sort of party/wedding/night out/meal out to blame my poor weigh in on.

Can I have my own little boast... just had to put away some jeans today that are DP size 16 as they keep falling down!! still size 16 in most other things tho Am going to wait to buy any more just in case DH and I are lucky in the TTC business but still, a little milestone which is making me happy today grin

jazzcat28 Fri 12-Apr-13 17:12:09

crunchie forgot to add - thinking light and fluffy thoughts for you and me both tomorrow morning smile

OhTheConfusion Fri 12-Apr-13 17:13:50

Well done Backinamin! I am the same as you.... almost 30, size 18 and lost weight whilst pregnant and decided to keep going. Sadly I needed surgery last year when DD3 was 5mths and the recovery went to pot a little. I have lost 13.5lb (was 14.5 but I gained this week blush) and my size 16 jeans are getting big!!! Your not boasting, it is encouraging grin.

Livinginorganisedchaos Fri 12-Apr-13 17:44:04

Well done, Backinaminute, that is a great loss and how exciting to be going down a size. It makes you feel fantastic when you slip into those smaller jeans.

I weighed in today for the first time in 3 weeks. I have lost 1/2 lb which was fairly unexpected after my Easter holiday drinking and eating out for 10 days but I guess that is the only flip side to the last 3 days suffering with a stomach bug.

So, I am feeling better and starting to eat more normally so I plan to start pointing again this weekend and hopefully back into get running, It is DS 3rd birthday tomorrow so once again I expect I will splurging all my weeklies over the weekend but it will be good to get back into the habit of pointing again.

I also want to add my thanks to everyone on this thread as I am sure I would have lost interest in this long ago if I didn't have this thread to check into and keep me motivated.

AddictedtoCrunchies Fri 12-Apr-13 20:07:39

must not eat chocolate must not eat chocolate must not eat chocolate blush

poorpaws Fri 12-Apr-13 21:29:59

Addicted, I'm eating a Crunchie tonight, I've saved it all week for after my wi.

I've lost 1 lb and gained a pedometer, yay, RESULT. I sent my leader quite a few texts today and explained what had happened with the three pedometers. She rang her boss and explained and I was given a new one free of charge at my meeting tonight. I'm so happy because I was treated so badly by WW customer services. (I complained to my leader about the way I was treated and she has received a lot of complaints about them).

So tomorrow I will set up my new pedometer and be offffffff.

Good luck to the ladies (are we all ladies?) who have a weigh in tomorrow, will await your results with crossed fingers.

AddictedtoCrunchies Fri 12-Apr-13 23:39:29

Paws a crunchie is allowed - in my honour.
Can I suggest you tie your pedometer on this time? Like a bungee.
My weigh in will be rubbish. sad

OhTheConfusion Sat 13-Apr-13 10:24:56

Wish there was a like button... but in it's absence can I second Crunchie's suggestion for Poorpaws to tie on her pedometer wink.

DH is taking DS and DD1 swimming this afternoon so DD2 (a complete swimming pool hater - yet would live in the bath) and I are off on a 10K walk. Hope you all have something nice planned for the weekend.

jazzcat28 Sat 13-Apr-13 10:27:44

I lost 3lb this week!! grin

Very pleased. Had Pizza Hut delivery too. Am starting to wonder whether having something fatty (within my weeklies) mid week is kick starting my fat burning?? Every week I eat pizza on a wednesday I lose a good amount of weight.

<considers writing pizza diet book>

Crunchie how did you get on???

Doretaball Sat 13-Apr-13 14:17:18

Well done everyone for some great losses. I've been keeping away from the thread because I haven't been very good. I can't seem to stop eating choc at mo.

My OH is a teacher and on school hols but he's been poorly and so I've had the girls to look after and him in bed. I know I have them all the time when he's working but somehow it seems much harder work when he gets to lie in bed! Ridiculous thinking because I wouldn't want to swap places with him!

Anyway, am so glad I popped back on the thread as you've all reminded me why we're doing this in the first place. I had a sneaky peak on scales this morning and I'm 2lb up but have started today afresh and will WI on Monday as normal and keep going. Having OH around does knock my routine so will be easier from Monday when he's back at work.

I will run twice next week too. There, I've said it so I must do it so I don't let you all down.

AddictedtoCrunchies Sat 13-Apr-13 15:55:31

I failed to resist the chocolate but managed to stay the same. grin

I'm on my way to the airport to fly to Jersey for a netball match tomorrow.

Well done Jazzcat, you're doing so well x

jazzcat28 Sat 13-Apr-13 17:48:16

Crunchie staying the same is great - better than putting on! I reckon it's all the exercise you're doing - you are turning flab into muscle wink Do you eat all your activity points?

I have to admit that this week looks like great progress, but it comes after about 4 weeks of losing 1lb, putting on 1lb, staying the same etc. So really I haven't made much progress in a month.

Made a bit of a discovery in Tescos today. Warburton's sandwich thins and square wraps are on 2 packs for £2 (6 in a pack). The sandwich thins are 3pp and the wraps 4pp each. Freezable too. Look like a fab alternative to bread. Might make the square wraps into some sort of pizza (tomato puree, sprinkle of cheese, ham, mushrooms, veg etc). I'm getting fed up with tins of soup at work so if I can try these for a bit I might not lose momentum. I find a novel new product always spurs me to stick to the plan for a week!

By the way to all you ladies who are dreading the scales after the school hols, let me share an experience from my group today. The lady in front of me in the queue was telling me how she'd got back in her car twice this morning before plucking up the courage to go in. She had missed class for 3 weeks. She jumped on the scales and had lost 1lb since her last weigh!! She was over the moon and it just goes to show you can have a good time and yes it will dent your loss if you go by weekly weights, but over say a month you're still within a good chance of being lighter than the start of the month.

Rant over, time to open the wine for the evening xx

AddictedtoCrunchies Sat 13-Apr-13 18:09:15

Jazz I'm definitely toning up. Much less flab than before so something's working smile

poorpaws Sat 13-Apr-13 22:45:49

Addicted, unfortunately the one Crunchie turned into two last night and a Daim bar!

Great minds everyone, cos I've pinned the pedometer to my waist band (tied on the lanyard and then pinned that to my trousers) so hopefully I will keep this one safe.

Planned a long dog walk today but it has never stopped raining and its so depressing. It got to this evening and I realised the first day with my new pedometer and I'd hardly done any steps, so I turned the TV off and got on my treadmill. Now this treadmill is a bit of a joke. I bought it about 3 years ago and it has only been used a handful of times (it was actually piled high with rubbish). I would like you all to pester me regularly about this treadmill cos it just sits in the spare room, was a complete waste of money and I'll find any excuse not to use it so I need your help.

Well done everyone.

bigTillyMint Sun 14-Apr-13 07:02:58

Have just caught up on this thread - well done everyone - it is great to read that your clothes are getting too bigsmile

I have a pedometer somewhere - must dig it out and put in a new battery!

Well, I managed to lose a couple of pounds on holiday!!! So only a couple to go to reach my goal (and then the challenge of staying there!) but I am very jetlagged and so not sleeping/eating more and am feeling very unfit. Will get to the gym later. And dig out the Shred DVD maybe smile

MrsRudyRudpoo Sun 14-Apr-13 10:01:31

Hi everyone.
I'm back after an Easter binge blush

lost only a pound last week, and gained it back again this week, my first gain since i started ww. So cross with myself, i am a bridesmaid next weekend which is part of the reason i signed up in the firstplace so to be putting on weight now is so stupid!

Had my dds birthday and easter, also had family staying so felt i had to have treats in for them but my willpower could not handle it! Have been tracking this week though and staying with in points so hoping for a loss on tuesday. Im 13st 2lbs and would love for my weight to start with a 12!

I bought a new dress this week for a night out i have planned in May and i'm so looking forward to wearing it, dp said i looked lovely and that it was really slimming. Might not seem like much but i sometimes dread nights out because i feel so fat and uncomfortable next to all my skinny minnie friends, so to be excited is a big deal!

Need to keep reminding myself that im 21lbs lighter than i was mid Jan and that there's going to be bumps in the road, i just struggle when ive eaten something 'bad' not to think 'bugger it, this week's a right off'.

Having read the whole thread i think lots of us have found easter a struggle though, im looking forward to normality resuming tomorrow with dd back at school!

onthemetro Sun 14-Apr-13 10:02:53

I've been soooo bad this weekend. So bad! Im at MILs for a long weekend to celebrate her birthday. Everything was fine yesterday, had porridge for breakfast and a bagel with Philly for lunch but then her sister arrived with loads of cream cakes, and a huge bag of M&S chocolates each for DP and I... It's really hard to protest when someone is like 'oh go ON! They're delicious...' Over and over.

And then there was a three course meal (I had tomato soup, new potatoes and salmon and lemon meringue roulade, that's not too bad right?) and wine...

And a hotel breakfast this morning shock

I am so ill thanks to all that, I feel absolutely awful and I never want to see any food ever again <rocks back and forth>

I can pull it back this week, right? I WI on Saturday so I have most of the week...

MrsRudyRudpoo Sun 14-Apr-13 10:03:31

*write off!! Jeez all this chocolate is affecting my brain!

OhTheConfusion Sun 14-Apr-13 10:49:17

My scales have packed in! I went to serve up dinner last night and they wouldn't work, I tried new batteries and still noting sad. Salter do a 15yr guarantee... and I can't find the blooming argos receipt!

The weather is horrid so I don't fancy going into town today so I am going to attempt my first filling and healthy day to keep on track until tomorrow. WI is on Tue morning and I still have 20 weeklies and I have not touched any of my activity points so I think it should be fine.

Well done Jazz, I may try the pizza tip wink.

Poorpaws get on that treadmill! I am about to do the first day of the shread confused... if I don't return you know it has beaten me!

Well done BigTilly... won't be long until you will need to namechange wink.

Rudy, it happens to us all. Clean slate and start over... I have treated this week like a new member, I have tracked (even the naughty things), pointed (even the things I thought I knew), weighed and exercised. I saw a dress I liked yesterday and want it in a 12 for summer!

Metro... does the hotel have a pool or gym? I ate indian takeaway last week and felt terrible afterwards sad. I think we are all fast discovering that it's us who love the naughty treats but our bodies seem to like the WW stuff better!

bigTillyMint Sun 14-Apr-13 10:59:10

OTC, I chose bigTillyMint as TillyMint was already taken and it was all I could think of at the timeblush

I am going to try to follow your example and track everything...

OhTheConfusion Sun 14-Apr-13 11:13:46

You could be littleTillyMint soon!

rightsaidthread Sun 14-Apr-13 18:04:14

Just made HD skinny beef lasagne, it was lush.

Tasted like the real thing

jazzcat28 Sun 14-Apr-13 18:25:38

Really? That's encouraging. DH's favourite meal is lasagne which I make using lean mince but with loads of thick homemade cheese sauce. Have looked at doing the HD one but the layers of leek put me off. Might pluck up the courage to do it next weekend.

AddictedtoCrunchies Sun 14-Apr-13 19:45:11

Well I'm back from my netball weekend away. Had a great time but ate and drank too much so back on it.
Metro - you and I both weigh on a Saturday so we have five days to pull it back smile

rightsaidthread Sun 14-Apr-13 22:49:28

DH had hmm at the layers of leek but ate it all along with fussy DS1

They had chips and garlic bread with theirs. I had veg sad

poorpaws Sun 14-Apr-13 23:52:00

Very pleased I added the post about my treadmill because there was no way I was going on it today until I thought that someone on here might ask me. I only did 15 mins because I'd done a long (for me) dog walk, so I am exceptionally pleased with myself. I don't think I've ever used it two days running. Made 4 activity points today and for someone with moving difficulties thats fantastic.

Keep up the good work everyone and we'll see if we can all get a weight loss this week. Thank you all for your support. The pedometer is still firmly fixed to my waistband.

OhTheConfusion Mon 15-Apr-13 00:40:15

Well done Poorpaws!

flatmouse Mon 15-Apr-13 08:27:34

Morning all! WI this morning has me lost another 2.2lbs, so i've gone past the 10% now and new goal is set (new goal will take me to dead on 2 stone lost - in another 6 and a bit lbs).

I had to buy new jeans last week (similar reason, old ones falling off) but have bought same size as old ones and they are snug. I think previously i had over-stretched the old ones, whereas these still feel "just washed" after a few wears - so i figure i'm not over-stretching them! (Makes sense to me anyway!) Having serious belt issues though - have small belt on newly made hole and it's still too big! (Whoop!)

Tried this WW recipe on Friday night - it was delicious. A few changes i'd make - chop tomatoes smaller and use parma ham instead of bacon. I did add sliced garlic to tomatoes and red onion and squeezed the lemon juice (from zested lemon) over the top.

I'm now starting week 14, and i say again (as i say most weeks), i really must exercise more. I want to get back shredding and start running again. Just can't seem to get out of bed (6am ish is the optimum time for me to shred it seems).

Keep going everyone!

SallyBear Mon 15-Apr-13 10:12:43

Good morning everyone. I am back, and being positive about losing weight.

The kids are back to school and I woke up this morning and jumped on the scales. I have stayed the same, so I am beginning the summer term on a positive note - the weather is warming up, the sun is shining and I really don't want to be too lardy on the beach this year.

I have a new oven arriving today (quite excited!), so I plan on making some scrumptious but healthy dinners. Back on the Filling & Healthy plan today. Scrambled eggs on Nimble toast. Very nice indeed. smile

AddictedtoCrunchies Mon 15-Apr-13 11:08:26

Welcome back Sally we've missed you.

Poorpaws I'm doing wk3 of C25K with my friend tonight before netball training and our total time is 18 mins of run/walk. Match us on your treadmill and let me know how you get on later??

Flatmouse you're doing so well and an inspiration to us all. Keep on going!! I actually wore a size 14 netball dress yesterday and didn't look too bad in it so am very happy.

Need to lose a pound this week to get the first stone. smile

fledtoscotland Mon 15-Apr-13 13:20:32

I'm back! School hols over and I'm in the zone smile

Ran this morning and despite a shaky start I managed to keep going for 10 mins before my breathing and legs collapsed. Not bad since I haven't been out since October! Aiming to run 3 times a week

Food wise I'm feeling focused and generally ready to loose that 1.5lbs to make it to 2st loss.

I'm so sick of being fat angry

OhTheConfusion Mon 15-Apr-13 16:13:01

Well done Flatmouse... fab loss and well done Fledto, 10min is a great start!

Welcome back Sally, hope the cooker has arrived.

You can do it Crunchie!!!

I did a 12K walk this morning in the rain. WI tomorrow so only a 6 day week this week (as WI was last Wed). Really hope to see a loss after last weeks gain blush.

bigTillyMint Mon 15-Apr-13 17:44:49

Well done all you exercisers!

My legs are still stiff after 2 gym visits (after nothing for 3 weeks) and I'm supposed to be doing circuit training tomorrowshock

jazzcat28 Mon 15-Apr-13 18:21:58

Welcome back sally <waves> smile

All you lot getting exercise are making me feel like a slacker! must up TTC efforts this month to boost exercise

AddictedtoCrunchies Mon 15-Apr-13 18:50:57

jazz shag ooonnnn grin

SallyBear Mon 15-Apr-13 19:18:51

Well I haven't eaten dinner yet as the cooker wasn't ready to use. You have to run it on hot for 90mins to burn off the factory smells. It's soooooooo quiet! It makes me realise how noisy the old one was. The old range is on eBay -£255 so far with one day left to run.

So my plan tomorrow is to restock on F&H foods and give it a bloody good go! Good job DH likes brown rice!

poorpaws Mon 15-Apr-13 22:26:42

Well done Flatmouse,

Addicted, I tried but failed. I did 16 minutes on treadmill walking quickly then slowly (cant manage running) and was exhausted. I'm still delighted though cos thats three consecutive days using it, thats a record. Hope you did well.

Having quite a good week but hungry tonight.

Sally I can't do filling and healthy, it doesn't work for me so I hope it goes well for you.

Who's got a wi tomorrow? Good luck.

AddictedtoCrunchies Tue 16-Apr-13 09:32:17

paws 16 minutes is excellent so well done you. You haven't 'failed'. Just have another go later smile

jazzcat28 Tue 16-Apr-13 11:15:30

poorpaws if you did 16minutes of exercise sufficient to get your heart rate up and lose your breath then you are burning calories! I reckon if you did that 5 times a week you'd be surprised how much your stamina increases

Of course I'm not really an expert on fitness but do know that doing exercise little and offen is better than sitting doing nothing!

Had my bacon and butternut squash risotto for dinner last night - great with salad and only 6pp so had some garlic bread at 7pp and felt v satisfied. Tonight I'm having lean rump steak with ratatouille. Might blow some weeklies on some oven chips.

Am giving up booze now that TTC is official so that should allow me more weeklies for puddings which is my major downfall

Would like to get my BMI below 30 before pregnancy so I'm not classed as high risk. I reckon another half a stone should do it but would like to get further if I can.

fledtoscotland Tue 16-Apr-13 11:38:35

I'm dying confused. Running again today but its so windy that running into it was near-on impossible. Felt like I had to run at a 45 degree angle. Only managed an 8min run plus a 5 min plus walking (total of 3miles). Rest day tomorrow. Then have a funeral Thursday lunchtime but might try to sneak out after the school run to clear my head.

WI tomorrow morning so I'm hoping to loose 1.5lbs and get to the 2st mark. Everyone else here is so positive it's rubbing off on me smile

onthemetro Tue 16-Apr-13 12:24:49

Thanks for the support everyone, that's why I love this thread grin
The hotel didn't have a pool or a gym, and we didn't really walk much either so the exercise for the long weekend equalled zilch, despite the fact that we should've done the first day of week 3 of C25k... Just couldn't face it with a hangover!

Got back yesterday and ended up with a McDonalds AND a Dominos, I am so ashamed but it was quick n easy and we didn't have anything in sad

Oh well, back on it today and I'm really trying to sorta detox, though I feel like 'detoxing' is a bit of a con thought up by the dieting industry!

So far today I've had two cups of green tea with lemon, 30g Special K almond & honey and I've just made a huge batch of tomato and basil soup to take to uni with me. My body is still feeling a bit iffy after all I ate over the weekend but on the whole I feel much better. Going to exercise lots too smile

Crunchie, we'll be fine grin Saturday seems like a long time away, enough time to do some damage limitation anyway!

Well done on the losses flatmouse

And welcome back sally, so glad to see your name pop up here!
Fled that's a great start considering you haven't been out since Oct, I'm on week 3 of c25k and running for 3 minutes straight seems daunting!

Glad to hear everyone's exercising, that's going to be my goal from now on.

<here endeth the essay grin>

onthemetro Tue 16-Apr-13 12:25:25

Oops flatmouse that should've been loss not losses!

SallyBear Tue 16-Apr-13 13:21:29

Well I'm being disgustingly pious and virtuous. Hope I can keep up the momentum! Poached eggs and ham on nimble whole meal toast for lunch. Simple yet delicious and doesn't feel diety in the slightest.

I keep looking at my new cooker (and wiping and polishing as its new and shiny and everyfing) and wondering what meal am I going to Christen it with. So far I've only meal planned for using the hob, possibly because it needs stay clean liners and I don't want it looking dirty quickly. wink #notadomesticgoddess

So tonight I have chicken breasts, mushrooms, brown rice. Thinking that a sort of stroganoff might be good?

Metro a weekend away sounds like bliss. I've not had one of those with DH since 1999. blush

Lovely to be back, thank you for the warm welcomes xx

backinaminute Tue 16-Apr-13 13:51:40

Hello everyone, I'm just checking in to keep myself slightly on track.

I'm on holiday now - full on Haven caravan by the seaside! The sort of holiday that pre-children would have made me turn round and go home again. grin

I've decided not to point this week and just to have a nice time whilst tying to make sensible choices. I don't want it to ruin this week but I would like to stay the same. That said I have already drunk and eaten too much but not anywhere near what I would have got through pre-ww, without giving it a second thought, which makes me realise what awful habits I had gotten into.

This morning I've done week 7, run 2 of couch to 5k and we've been swimming so hopefully it will go some way to offset the balance. Fully intend to do run 3 on Thursday (purely to make me feel less guilty about eatingblush)

Well done to everyone. Sounds like everyone has some renewed enthusiasm. Perhaps we are coming out of a lull which is fab.

poorpaws Tue 16-Apr-13 23:36:54

Not had time for day 4 on treadmill (honestly I haven't) but I was out nearly 2 hours with the dogs! Lots of them running around and me standing talking but that's still better than sitting at home as I used to do. Surprising how everyone talks to you when you have dogs and I met several regular walkers so stayed out for ages. Was exhausted when I got home but very happy. One of my WW friends arrived later (I met her at WW meeting) so I only had this evening for the treadmill but went Asda shopping (for vegetables) instead. I see this as a positive day because even food shopping is exercise and I can tell I've been on my legs more cos they ache! wink

Good luck for weigh ins tomorrow. I'm meeting a different WW friend (theme here) for lunch (salad) but I'll check in tomorrow evening to see how you've done. I think we all deserve a pat on the back, we're doing just great (sending positive vibes to all). We should have a positive smiley!

poorpaws Tue 16-Apr-13 23:40:25

Forgot to say Backinamin have a fabulous holiday, you seem to be doing very well. Keep us informed of your progress.

STIDW Wed 17-Apr-13 00:52:27

I've lost 2lbs a week for 14 weeks so that's now 2st. Roll on the next 14 weeks! My activity points for aqua aerobics seem to have dropped which seems strange as all the other activities have stayed the same. Unfortunately my blood pressure has gone over 150 which is a bit worrying.

bigTillyMint Wed 17-Apr-13 08:21:25

Wow STIDW - that is an impressive steady loss! I wonder why your BP has gone up though?

And well done on the exercise front Paws and Back. I did circuit training last night and my legs still feel stiff. Must do some squats every day, I think!

jazzcat28 Wed 17-Apr-13 09:04:27

STIDW whoop whoop! 2lb a week is amazing! Wish I was that consistent!

I'm hoping for a 2lb loss on Saturday as this will see me reach my 10% goal.

Usual breakfast of porridge today for me, but having a tuna wrap for lunch to escape boredom of canned soup, and king prawns in chilli and tomato sauce with spaghetti tonight.

Feeling v in control this week, I'm sure it's this thread!

11 weeks to 1st July...

OhTheConfusion Wed 17-Apr-13 09:34:53

Well done everyone, you are all doing so well.

I was a bit sad yesterday... I thought I had 'had' a great week and lost a measly 0.5lbs. I ate all my dailies, 45 of my weeklies, tracked everything, increased my protein, walked over 40K in 5 days and gained over 50 activity points which I DID NOT EAT!!!

My leader said it must be a temporary gain due to increased activity and lactic acid confused. However it has left me feeling a bit fed up.

MrsRudyRudpoo Wed 17-Apr-13 11:07:47

That's a shame ohtheconfusion, you may well find you have a big loss next week though, fingers crossed!

I am thrilled today, i have lost 3lbs! Just the boost i needed after putting 1lb on last week, also means my weight now begins with a 12! Yay!

rightsaidthread Wed 17-Apr-13 12:16:40

This thread has spurred me on this week to lose 3lb

Have upped the exercise and feel really chuffed that I got my 10% and went over my stone and half loss.

Still a good way to go til goal but feeling a happy bunny today

jazzcat28 Wed 17-Apr-13 12:27:06

Congrats MrsR and thread!!!

Crunchie... Thinking of you today as I splurge 5pp on a Crunchie...

fledtoscotland Wed 17-Apr-13 12:31:11

Well 1/2 off so its in the right direction. Leader said its because exercise temporarily slows weight loss but to track measurements as well as weight

Having a shitty week - family friends funeral tomorrow (she was only 44) and just found out not successful for Uni (wanted to do masters in social work). Need to rethink career plans now blush. Got a baguette on way home from WW but only got a little one so at least my comfort eating is limited

onthemetro Wed 17-Apr-13 13:12:50

STIDW that is awesome, go you! Very odd that your BP has increased though, have you asked your GP about it?

Confusion I'm sure you'll see the scales catch up with your activity soon smile 50 APs is amazing!

Rudy & thread, well done! 3lbs is an amazing loss.

Sorry to hear about your shitty week, fled. Can you apply for other unis/Open uni? I'm dithering about applying for my MSc but I really need to get my application sent off. I'm terrified about it all though!

rightsaidthread Wed 17-Apr-13 13:20:41

Confusion I am in awe of 50 AP shock

Fled sorry your week has been so shitty sad

fledtoscotland Wed 17-Apr-13 13:39:13

Thanks everyone. Am going to talk to work tonight. Had a band 7 interview (successful) a few months back but turned it down because thought I was doing my masters. Going to see if there are any other avenues I can go down at work but the nhs is making cutbacks same as everywhere else. Trying not to comfort eat but have made inroads into boys choc blushangry

OhTheConfusion Wed 17-Apr-13 14:07:52

Thanks everyone. The Activity points were not too hard to get... lots of walking, fitness dvd twice a week and forcing myself to do it! Do you think DH would mind if I clipped the pedometer onto my bra during nookie? wink.

Sorry your having a rotten week fled. Did you apply to a uni with a C in the name? If so DH has applied to the same course (fancies a career change) and has not heard back... did they email or write to you? Also remember to call the dep after 2 weeks and ask if everyone who got in took up their place, as sometimes they don't and near miss candidates can take it instead.

fledtoscotland Wed 17-Apr-13 14:27:30

Yes same place. Just am email from ucas. Nothing from gcu. They can't tell me why as I've exceeded entry requirements and work in child protection field.

OhTheConfusion Wed 17-Apr-13 14:50:30

Fled, have you called the dep you had to send the essay into? It is really rotten sad.

I don't think DH will get a place as he already has a MSc in another (but relevant) field.

fledtoscotland Wed 17-Apr-13 14:55:10

Yes phoned them and they couldn't tell me anything. No notification from them just from ucas. I've got to write to them for feedback but they tried to say ucas gave feedback which it clearly says on the form to ask the Uni for specific feedback. Was going to apply to strathclyde but hearts not in it and it would be difficult with childcare etc. Theres a SVQ assessors job but its a 5 and I'm a 6 so not sure if they would protect my pay. Ultimately I want to teach nurses but without a masters that's impossible and I can't find a funded masters I was to do. Best pal suggested pgce as I've got honours degree already as well as nursing degree.


**sorry for the digression of this thread away from WW blush

OhTheConfusion Wed 17-Apr-13 15:15:48

Not sure about the pay protection. DH has always lectured and I know he was approached for a job on a lower scale... he asked them to up it as he was interested but unwilling to be worse off. They did. However it could be worth it for the experience gained.

I went to Strath and loved it, remember it is all city center based now too although when DH did his MSc is was between Strath and Glasgow, but his qualification is from Glasgow confused.
Just hacked DH's email and nothing yet.

Could you take a teaching and assessing qualification through the NHS?

OhTheConfusion Wed 17-Apr-13 15:17:49

P.s, sorry to hijack too smile.

fledtoscotland Wed 17-Apr-13 15:23:27

I've got a training background before I retained as a nurse. The SVQ job has a post grad training as a requirement once in post so that maybe an option. I do a lot of private tutoring for both gcu and paisley students

Where is your DH and what area?

OhTheConfusion Wed 17-Apr-13 15:44:49

I will send you a PM as his job is quite specific!

Hi everyone. I'm back. After two weeks off. Travelled over Easter which included seeing friends we hadn't seen for ten years so lots of eating and drinking. A little bit of walking but not enough to count really. Then had two days at home before flying to Dublin. More eating and drinking. No exercise. Cue a gain when I weighed at home on Saturday morning.

The sort of good news is that I have lost half a stone since. But it is through a tummy bug so not great and will come back. Ate first proper food last night since Sunday. Dominos. That prob wasn't sensible as as on the loo again around midnight. DH is away and DS was back at school today so wanted Dominos as a treat.

Today I am back on track though. Tummy seems fine now touch wood. I had Greek yoghurt and an apple for breakfast and HD Golden soup for lunch. No idea about dinner yet though. Might just have more soup.

I didnt go to WW this week as was unwell - prob just as well as was dreading it.

I should have kept up with the thread - might have made me stick to plan a bit better. Agree with all of you that this thread is fab.

Off to get DS - back later!

fledtoscotland Wed 17-Apr-13 15:48:29

Just replied

AddictedtoCrunchies Wed 17-Apr-13 20:02:00

I've just been out and walk\run 1.75 miles then run 3.2 miles. Bit pooped now smile

fledtoscotland Wed 17-Apr-13 20:36:55

Go crunchie!!!

mylittlecherub Wed 17-Apr-13 21:18:41

Well done everyone on the fab weight losses and don't be disheartened those who have hit abit of a slow patch, I've been fannying about over the last month 1/2 on, 1/2 off.... Today I have been to weigh in and lost 4lb!! Or as my leader put it "a big lump of fat finally fell off" :D

I've been pretty good, having porridge for breakie and soup for lunch with fruit and yogurt as snacks, then just a normal meal with the fam. Long may the loss continue, I've got another 2 stone to go but I'm finally beginning with the 11's.

I'd never heard of the c25k until I saw it on here but I'm going to do it when I lose abit more weight! Start getting toned.

Livinginorganisedchaos Wed 17-Apr-13 21:47:49

Gosh, well done everyone on some fab losses and hang on in there those with slightly more modest losses. We are all heading in the right direction for summer!

I am needing some motivation as I am finding it really hard to get tracking again after having a few weeks off for Easter. I decided not to track at the weekend as we were celebrating DS birthday and it was just going to be too hard to figure out. I think I am maybe having tracking fatigue and it was nice to have a more relaxed attitude over Easter.

I have been toying with the idea of trying filling and healthy instead but I am going to wait until my next weigh in to decide.

Managed a 4 mile run tonight but think that running into such strong head winds deserves double AP!!

poorpaws Wed 17-Apr-13 22:47:03

Wow, well done to all, such great losses (4lbs is incredible). To the half pounders, hang on in there it's still a loss.

Livinginorg - I gained weight over Christmas and am still trying to lose it in April so don't make my mistake, it just wasn't worth it. Keep tracking, I think it's the only way. I agree about double AP!

I was good with my friend at lunch and we walked around town afterwards to try to gain AP. We did go into Costa later in the afternoon and I so nearly had a choc muffin, it just looked so good, but I refrained (halo shining again). We have however arranged to go back to our tea shop next week where the home made cakes, devon cream teas, sandwiches are to die for. I really need a good weight loss of Fri in preparation.

Keep up the good work, keep positive, we are all doing so well (I think I am doing well, but will find out on Fri).

fledtoscotland Thu 18-Apr-13 09:40:35

Very restrained paw! I'm impressed as I would have fallen for the choc muffin

Feeling virtuous myself as although I comfort ate my weight in choc yesterday (all pointed blush) I've just ran/jogged 5k in 58mins smile

AddictedtoCrunchies Thu 18-Apr-13 13:04:11

Fled that's brilliant - well done smile
Someone in my office just stopped me and asked if I'd lost weight! First time it's happened and I'm so chuffed. grin grin

OhTheConfusion Thu 18-Apr-13 14:09:03

Well done Fled and Poorpaws, your doing great!

Crunchie... bet you still have a huge grin.

poorpaws Thu 18-Apr-13 22:27:37

Well done Fled thats fabulous.

Unfortunately I spoke too soon about my halo. Today (the day before weigh in) I've completely lost control and had a chocolate/ice cream binge from hell. I always start so well and fall at the last fence, I am so cross with myself.

Addicted, you must be looking good if someone noticed; well done you.
Think I should adopt your name, I've eaten three crunchies today.

Furball Fri 19-Apr-13 09:02:53

Just joining you here, if thats OK

I'm a long term dieter, and am crap at it. I'm usually a SW gal, but have done WW a few times before. (told you I'm a long term dieter!)

A friend wanted to join classes so I said i would accompany her for moral support and I needed the change

any help/tips/pointers would be hugely welcomed,

I'm just wading through all the bumph as I type.

Will meal plan, meal plan and meal plan. I for some reason bought turkey steaks this week, if anyone knows of a recipe for them?

jazzcat28 Fri 19-Apr-13 09:33:14

Welcome Furball !! This is a very positive and motivating thread, so hopefully you'll be spurred on! I usually cut up turkey steaks to use in curries/stir frys - you could try that?

I'm feeling positive ahead of tomorrow's WI. Have planned out my food for today and know I'm going to be fine. Working from home and weather is sunny so might even go for a brisk walk this afternoon.

poorpaws don't worry about a falling off the wagon, I'm sure you'll make it up again within a week. If choc/sweets are your thing, do you make sure you factor them into your week or are you going cold turkey and then having a binge? Perhaps try allowing yourself some of your weeklies to have a choc bar a day:

2 finger KitKat = 3pp
Curly Wurly = 3pp (my personal fave as it's huuuuge!)
Milky Way = 3pp
1 Freddo = 3pp
1 finger Twirl = 3pp
1 finger Twix = 3pp
Maltesers ice cream bar/lolly = 3pp
Milky Way Magic Stars (1 33g bag) = 5pp
1 Milkybar = 4pp

Or maybe cadburys highlights hot choc at 1pp per mug? Try to keep your inner chocolate monster happy to avoid a massive blow out?

I personally cannot live without ice cream/dessert after my evening meal so have the WW frozen puds. I know if I didn't have them I'd pig out on ben & jerrys or something.

NoWayNoHow Fri 19-Apr-13 10:22:47

Hey all.

Long time no post! Have been away in the US and back a couple of weeks, but have been tracking religiously since getting back. The good new is the over the 3 weeks between WI before holiday and WI after holiday, I managed to keep the gain to only 1.2lbs which I'm really pleased with, especially as I was trying to be good but not tracking at all.

The bad news is that in the week since that WI, I have been regions in tracking,and finished the week with 15 weeklies left, but yet have gained half a pound. I am now officially back into the "overweight" BMI category hmmhmmhmm

I don't feel like WW is working at all for me anymore. I've being doing it since 11 January with only 3 weeks off in that period, and my net loss is 4lbs, which is utterly pathetic. No matter how good I am, it doesn't matter. Am massively disheartened as WW has always worked for me without fail, so I really don't know what has changed.

Furball Fri 19-Apr-13 10:52:57

Thanks for the welcome jazzcat

I've had a google and I'm going to do Garlic, Mushroon and Turkey Bake - which they say is 8 pp - this recipe serves 4 smile

750g potatoes (16)
2 sprays olive oil (2)
225g pack turkey breast steaks (8)
300g leeks
instant white sauce (4)
1 tsp dried mixed herbs (1)
400g mushrooms
2 cloves garlic

- preheat the oven to 200c, fan 180c, gm6. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil, then add 750g potatoes and boil for 10 mins. Drain and leave to cool slightly, then slice thinly.
- meanwhile heat 1 spray oil fry sliced turkey for 5 mins until golden. add 300g leeks roughly chopped, 400g mushrooms & garlic finely chopped & cooked for a further 5 mins. make up white sauce with skimmed milk to pack instructions
- transfer turkey and veg mix to an ovenproof dish, pour over sauce and stor through. top with potatoes and spray over oil. sprinkle with dried herbs and bake for 30 mins.

onthemetro Fri 19-Apr-13 13:12:11

Welcome furball! I switched from SW to WW in January and it's been the best thing I've done for weight loss. SW worked for me for a bit but it just didn't fit my lifestyle at all, and I'm glad WW does because I don't have to deprive myself of anything. This thread is awesome and very supportive smile

Welcome back NoWay! How was your time in the US? I had a dream that I'd moved to the US last night actually, and I was asking my new neighbours what chocolate bars are nice there, specifically white chocolate as I missed British chocolate! Weird. Anyway, sorry to hear you're not having a great time with WW, maybe you need to switch it up somehow - eating less weeklies/eating less processed foods/upping the exercise, etc. It's hard to find what works for you though when a tried and tested method fails though I know sad

Today is the end of my 12th week on WW, I've just got to the last page of my WW food journal and feeling quite reflective! I've lost 15.5lbs, and 13 inches from around my body. Though I think I'll have a gain tomorrow at WI, I'm really pleased with the bigger picture.

If you're not measuring your inches, please do! It's stopped me from freaking out about the gain from this week smile

NoWayNoHow Fri 19-Apr-13 15:24:37

Thanks onthemetro - US was AMAZING, had an incredible time. Yeah, it's really disheartening when something that has always been my "go to" for weightloss just stops working. There doesn't seem to be any thyme nor reason to it either. I've developed a wheat intolerance since having my gallbladder out, which means I'm eating loads healthier too and having quite a low carb diet anyway.

I'm going to have a read of the whole thread now and get some inspiration for moving forward, but I'm genuinely feeling a little bit at a loss. Feel like I'm already depriving myself and any more cutting back of anything else is just going to make me miserable!!

Hope all you guys are well anyway!

Livinginorganisedchaos Fri 19-Apr-13 18:19:59

Hello, I am celebrating another pound off this week which means I hit the 10% target. It also means I am only 2 pounds away from goal and the lightest I have been since I had DS (who turned 3 last weekend).

I had been struggling with pointing this week but today has spurred me on to stick with it as I now can see that getting to goal is achievable. I think I had fully expected to fall off the wagon by now and to put on loads of weight over Easter. I am feeling much more in control of my eating and for me that is the real achievement.

Noway, I feel bad writing this knowing you are struggling. If it helps, I have noticed I lose more consistently when I eat all my weeklies. Also, I was wondering where you are in your monthly cycle as I always seem to put a pound or two on in fluid retention when I am due. Try to stick with it, as it may be a plateau and the weight will starting off again. My weight loss has been very slow and often just half a pound but it all adds up.

poorpaws Fri 19-Apr-13 22:38:15

Welcome Furball, its great here.

Jazz, although I had an almighty binge it was still within my weeklies (just). I have given up alcohol so that I can eat more chocolate and the bars I eat are WW so only 2ppts.

So much for moving a lot more (longer dog walks and treadmill) and for being so good all week apart from last night which as I said was within my weekly points - Ive stayed the same!! My friend is maintaining on 33ppts (I'm on 26) and she used all her weeklies and didn't walk nearly as much as me and she lost 1 lb, its just not right.

So next week we have a new WW bar coming out (2 ppts), orange rice crispies (a little bit like a toffee crisp) I believe. I've asked for a sample and my leader agreed though they aren't supposed to now for some reason.

I'm having a little feast tonight and will be back on track tomorrow. I so wish I hadnt pigged out at Christmas, cos last November I was exactly where I wanted to be and now I am most definitely not. At least as the weather warms up and the nights get lighter it will be easier for us all. (end on a positive note paws).

AddictedtoCrunchies Sat 20-Apr-13 08:07:05

I've only been and gone and done it. The elusive lb. Meaning I've lost my first stone.

I'm so happy. I couldn't have done it without you all <starts weeping a la Gwyneth>

thanks thanks thanks grin grin grin

jazzcat28 Sat 20-Apr-13 08:37:06

Hurrah crunchie!!!!!!! grin well done and here's to the next milestone wine

I'm hoping to have shed over 1.5lb this morning to have reached my 10% goal, taking my total loss to 22.5lb.... Less than an hour to go

Weather is sunny here so am wearing floaty dress to hopefully assist the scales!

onthemetro Sat 20-Apr-13 08:51:55

Woo! Well done Crunchie! thanks

I'm waiting to go to my meeting too jazzcat, got about 45mins to go. I'm not expecting to have lost but I'm not too bothered about gaining, next week's a new start and the start of a shiny new journal!

Does anyone have any pre-WI rituals? I've ended up wearing exactly the same thing each week, a long light dress and leggings. It's nice to see that dress getting baggier and baggier as the weeks go on smile

jazzcat28 Sat 20-Apr-13 09:42:14

Lost 1.5lb and beat my 10% goal grin very happy and honestly couldn't have done it without you lovely thread buddies <sniffle>

AddictedtoCrunchies Sat 20-Apr-13 09:46:48

Well done jazz you're amazing thanks

AddictedtoCrunchies Sat 20-Apr-13 09:52:54

And good luck metro.

We went to the theatre last night (saw Priscilla and it was FAB) and had an early dinner in an italian. I chose bruschetta then spaghetti and meatballs. Was very proud of my choice. smile

onthemetro Sat 20-Apr-13 10:48:24

Lost 0.5lb, I am gobsmacked! Gotta love WW smile

jazzcat28 Sat 20-Apr-13 11:03:36

Well done metro!!!!

Don't forget to update the spreadsheet ladies smile

AddictedtoCrunchies Sat 20-Apr-13 13:55:15

Can someone do me as phone won't allow. 13.11 smile

bigTillyMint Sat 20-Apr-13 14:13:06

Have done it for you Crunchie, I hope!

Well done on all the losses! I had a sneaky pre-WI this morning and I seem to have lost 2lbsshock Hope it's still gone tomorrow!

Metro, as I WI at home, I get up, have a wee and weighgrin

fledtoscotland Sat 20-Apr-13 16:41:34

Well done everyone winewinewinewine

I've fallen off the wagon this week. Funerals and nightshifts aren't good for the diet. Finish nights on Monday so then I'm restarting with a vengeance. However although in eating crap, its a lot less crap than before

poorpaws Sat 20-Apr-13 21:54:49

Crunchie you're amazing! Well done jazz and metro you are all just brilliant.

I've had a busy day with a long dog walk so have 5 activity points but am trying to be good tonight as I need all my ppts for Mondays tea shop visit. I could murder some food now and only have 3ppts left (might have to dip into my weeklies).

Again very well done.

bigTillyMint Sun 21-Apr-13 07:12:48

Well the scales are still showing a 2lb loss, so I guess it's truesmile

AddictedtoCrunchies Sun 21-Apr-13 07:25:30

Just getting up ready to watch the marathon on tv.

Next year I'll be there. Running it. wink

bigTillyMint Sun 21-Apr-13 07:37:41

Go, Crunchies!smile

Furball Sun 21-Apr-13 09:48:10

Well done to all the losers! - very inspiring for me in my first week. smile

onthemetro Sun 21-Apr-13 11:38:51

Well done everyone on the losses! smile

Crunchie have you ever run a marathon? I think my aim is to run a marathon, probably in a good few years though as I haven't even finished c25k grin I love having a fitness goal to focus on, seeing as weight can be so unpredictable

AddictedtoCrunchies Sun 21-Apr-13 15:54:57

No I haven't but I will wink

outtolunchagain Mon 22-Apr-13 09:04:12

Holidays have been difficult to be honest , having three hulking boys around is great but the fridge is constantly stocked!

BUT yesterday we booked out flights to Zambia to spend Christmas with my brother and his family who live there . This will be our last big family holiday , is costing a packet and we have waited a long time to go.

I am not going to not be able to look at the photos when we come back , and I am not going to spend the whole time feeling sweaty and yucky in uncomfortable clothes hmm.

So I need to get 2 stone off at least , that will take me to 10 stone , would prefer 9.5 but that might be just too far .

outtolunchagain Mon 22-Apr-13 09:55:09

Very impressed by all the weight losses , I need to join all of you on slow losses but am determined to speed up

NeonGolden Mon 22-Apr-13 11:21:14

Hello everyone!

Mind if I join in?

I'm 24 and too fat. Well, obviously, otherwise I wouldn't be here! wink I'm sick and tired of being this big, I've always been a little full-figured but the last two years the weight has just piled on and on and on... And now it's time to get rid of it! The real incentive was when 3 people asked me over the course of two days when my baby was due... blush

Besides, the past four years I've always worn leggings and pantyhose throughout the summer because I hate my legs, and I don't want to anymore! I'm also fed up with being WAY too sweaty all the time, I work in the service industry and there's nothing as unappealing as a server who's sweaty.

At the moment I'm 5'4" and 87,3kilo (what's that, 13,5 stone?). I'd like to get down to 68kg / 10 stone. It seems insurmountable tbh...

Actually I started weight watchers a few weeks ago (right after the pregnancy questions) but I gave up within four days because it was my bf's birthday and we had about four days of dining out. There's always an excuse lying around somewhere but I decided that maybe this was the most difficult week in the year I could have chosen, then I pretended to forget about it for a month again, but here I am...

Right now I'm not really doing anything wrt sports, I just started taking lindy hop classes once a week and I'm quite interested in starting to do CrossFit, but I think that'll have to wait till next month. Also considering starting the couch - 5k today wink

I'm not visiting the WW meetings, I'm doing everything online.

Btw, sorry for any mistakes, I'm not from the UK, actually I live in Belgium and English isn't my first language! And no, I have no idea how I ended up here... wink

fledtoscotland Mon 22-Apr-13 11:24:12

Welcome Neon. We are a friendly bunch here.

It's Monday - nights are over so I'm back to eating at normal times instead of my main meal at 4am. My arse is ready for its regular kicking please and can someone send me motivation. Had a lousy week last week in RL so things can only get better (she says before car goes in for Mot next week confused)

AddictedtoCrunchies Mon 22-Apr-13 12:35:11

Fled, here's your size 9 right up the jacksy. You know what you have to do so just do it. Plan, plan, then plan some more. Then track it all. Then move your butt and earns some APs. That OK?

Really glad Fled is 400 miles from me so that she can't come and beat me after that talking to.

I have slippd into a routine with my WW. I track strictly Monday to Friday. WI Saturday morning and then spectacularly fall off the wagon until Monday morning. I need to break this as I'm sure I could lose more lbs and more often if I stuck to it at weekends too. Weighed this morning and I've gained 3lbs since Sat am.

HOWEVER, this weekend I've done something different in that I tracked everything I ate over the weekend (before I'd just eat it, discount my 49 and start again Monday). I actually ate my 31 for both days plus 52 weeklies so I'm on -3 for the week. BUT I didn't track my APs from Saturday (umpired a v fast netball match and ran for 19 minutes with a friend so think they would probably cover the 3pp I'm over.

Anyway, there is a purpose to this post I promise, just stick with me.. It's made me realise that my weekends are completely undoing all my good work in the week and that I'm never going to hit the 12st 7lb target by 1 July if I don't knuckle down and get on with it.

So I am going to:

- track religiously all week
- run tonight, Wednesday and Thursday
- try to stay on track Saturday and Sunday


Welcome Neon, your English is better than mine and it is my first language grin. You'll get lots of support on here - have a look at our recipe thread (link is on OP). Good luck.

jazzcat28 Mon 22-Apr-13 13:34:49

Welcome neon! Lindyhop sounds amazing - wonder if this will be the new dance class craze after Zumba?

crunchie I am a Saturday weigh buddy and find it actually easier to stay on plan at the weekend because I have more time to cook from scratch whereas in the week after 3hr round commute I often need my weeklies to cover pasta/pizza dinners. I've found making zero point soup to have for lunch at the weekend means I can still have dessert/wine in the evenings. (though no wine for me at the moment as very much in optimal window for TTC).

What's everyone having for dinner tonight?

I'm having chicken mushroom and bacon risotto using leftovers from Sunday roast. Serving it with a huge salad and maybe a slice of garlic bread

AddictedtoCrunchies Mon 22-Apr-13 14:05:48

We're having fishcakes and salad. Standard Monday night fayre in Crunchie Towers.

Risotto sounds nice though...

fledtoscotland Mon 22-Apr-13 14:57:50

Having turkey steaks and salad for tea. Going to make a huge pot of carrot & coriander soup.

Furball Mon 22-Apr-13 16:29:34

Homemade chilli - with a smidgen of grated cheese

onthemetro Mon 22-Apr-13 16:36:46

Another Saturday weigher here, I always struggle at the weekend because of this. Keep thinking 'I have aaaaaaaall my weeklies again so I may as well...', and I really need to get out of that habit.

We're having spaghetti bolognese, 5pp for the bolognese (extra lean mince, how I love thee) and 4pp for 40g spaghetti.

flatmouse Mon 22-Apr-13 16:44:28

Wow, some fab losses going on - well done everyone!
Disappointing week for me this week - all tracked, all normal (except fewer than normal weeklies consumed), poorly on Saturday, the Monday WI i'd put on 2oz (today is a day when the fact it measures in oz is a curse!)
Hey ho! Ever onwards, determined to do better next week. Have decided next week is time for measuring again! (now if only i could encourage myself to shred or c25k again!)

I do the same crunchie. The weekend undoes all the good of the week.

I'm so not into it at the moment. I'm fed up going to meetings and seeing others manage to stick to it. Have been to two Saturday meetings recently to help out as leader has started a new Saturday meeting. Haven't weighed though as wanted to stick to my normal Tuesday. A girl joined this week and said she had been doing SW for years and then got fed up and went on Cambridge Diet for last two months. She lost over 2.5 stone and has joined WW now to lose another two stone. Made me very tempted by Cambridge but don't think I would stick it. But I do need to try something else as this is just not working for me at the moment. I'm tired of it all. Fed up tracking. Fed up of being good all week and undoing all that at the weekend. And I know it is all my own fault. It's making me very demoralised. This thread is brilliant but I'm just not in the right headspace for WW ATM. So I have decided to try low carb for a while and will be joining BIWI's bootcamp. DH likes low carb so will be happy to do it with me. A change is as good as a rest as they say! So maybe this will enthuse me a bit.

I may well be back but for now it's au revoir.........

Neeko Mon 22-Apr-13 18:05:25

Hi all. Can I join? Just started back at WW last Tuesday. This is the 3rd time I've done it. First time was 8 years ago before DC and 2nd time was after DD2 was weaned. I got to gold both times and was delighted that I was 'only' 7lbs from goal at wi last week.
We are going to Florida in ten weeks and I would like to be well below goal by then.
All motivation gratefully received!

AddictedtoCrunchies Mon 22-Apr-13 18:12:40

sad sad Cider we'll miss you but I completely understand. Pop back in and let us know how you're doing x

AddictedtoCrunchies Mon 22-Apr-13 18:13:25

Welcome Neeko. We're a friendly bunch on here grin

jazzcat28 Mon 22-Apr-13 19:53:23

Bye bye cider, shame to hear WW hasn't worked out for you, but good luck with bootcamp!

Welcome Neeko! You're very inspirational - getting to goal twice!! Hopefully you can rub off on us lot wink

Sounds like people are having nice meals tonight - my risotto was very tasty and made enough for 4 portions. Have put 2 tubs in the freezer for a 'can't be bothered' dinner over the next week or so. Bit pricey on the old pp at 10pp per portion but served with a big salad was very filling.

Crunchie what fishcakes do you have? Are they homemade or shop bought? I always thought the shop bought ones were high in pp but if you've found some I'd love to know which ones! <missing fishcakes in my life - sad>

Now I've achieve my 10% goal my leader tells me I have to set my ultimate goal next WI. According to the WW site this has to put me in a BMI range of 20-25 . This means another 2st 4lb to go.

Should I mention that we are actively TTC do you think? I will keep dieting until I know I'm pg. It seems impossible to achieve a BMI of 25 before that happens though (assuming we are one of the lucky couples who get a BFP within a month or two)

AddictedtoCrunchies Mon 22-Apr-13 20:23:35

I wouldn't mention about ttc as it's nothing to do with them. I also wouldn't be pressurised into setting a goal. Just tell her you want to take it half a stone at a time.

We just have Sainsbury's responsibly sourced cod ones. Tracker says they're 9pp which is why I always have them with salad. If you have mash it makes it too high in pp. They are nice smile.

I've just been out and walk/run 2miles and then run 1.75m. Upstairs now. Away from the curly wurly which is calling my name..

jazzcat28 Mon 22-Apr-13 20:43:38

Crunchie just looked at the fishcakes on Sainsbos website (yes, I'm that excited I might have them). Using the nutritional info on their site it works out at 7pp a fish cake?? Either I've just ruined your night by making your dinner much more pointy (if you had 2 thinking they were 9pp) or I'm your new best friend grin

I think you're right re setting a goal. I think it'd be much easier to aim for a stone or half a stone first, and then take stock from there. I'm losing roughly 7lb every 4-6 weeks so could do a half stone a month if I stuck to it.

AddictedtoCrunchies Mon 22-Apr-13 21:32:02

hmmm when I search for them they come up at 9pp per pack... That's annoying. angry Just going to check again.

Livinginorganisedchaos Mon 22-Apr-13 21:55:52

Left over roast chicken and salad here tonight.

I realised as well this weekend that I have fallen into a bad habit of overindulging with the hope that if I stay on track Monday to Friday I can get away with it. Going to try and track more at weekends.

On a more positive note, I was rummaging in my wardrobe this morning trying to decide what to wear to work when I came across a blouse that I have not been able to wear since before I got pregnant with DS. Tried it on and it fitted so naturally wore it to work today and felt fantastic! grin

Neeko Mon 22-Apr-13 22:17:36

Thanks for the welcome though jazzcat I think I'd be more inspirational if I'd reached goal once and stuck to it! grin

As for ttc I wouldn't mention anything as it is nothing to do with ww (though you do have to stop if you get upduffed wink ) Fingers crossed for you.

Sainsbury's taste the difference smoked haddock fish cakes are 8 points each though they are big.

I've just discovered low low cheese which is pretty good and only 2pp per 30g. I had some on top of my veggie pasta tonight and it melted well.

poorpaws Tue 23-Apr-13 01:24:26

Oh sod it, sod it, sod it. Eaten far too much at tea shop (massive thick bread with huge chunks of the most wonderful tasting ham and a huge slice of coffee and walnut cake), then went to M and S cafe for scone with jam. Came home and had ready meal with loads of veg and then four WW toffee bars. Yes, I need to stand up and say "my name is paws and I am a pig".

There is no hope for me at all this week.

Hello newbies, welcome and ignore me, I'm having a bad week.

Good to hear all the positive news from the rest of you. I'll be back on track and joining you all soon but got a bad week this week. Think I'm out again on Thursday and Friday for food and I've not got a single ounce of willie power in me atm. Dreading Friday wi already, will hang my head in shame before the whole class.

No kicking from anyone about the treadmill so it's definitely not my fault I've abandoned it. smile

Fled - foot up the butt.

Neeko Tue 23-Apr-13 07:36:28

Ah Poorpaws everyone has a bad week sometimes. You are only human after all. BTW the tea shop sounded delicious!
How much weight have you lost so far and what would you have eaten if you'd gone there before ww? I bet you made slightly healthier choices than before smile Think of it all as a journey and this week is a detour grin

AddictedtoCrunchies Tue 23-Apr-13 08:40:26

Poorpaws. Get on the treadmill every night and try and rein yourself in. you still have 3 full days until weigh in - you can do this. Forget about yesterday, you can't change that now. This will be you here

I'm still tracking. Even though i have no weeklies left and I'm close to the mark everyday I'm still breaking even just about. We're going for tea tomorrow night after running club so I'm going to eat dust all day, run 6 miles then I can have chips for tea grin

Jazzcat I checked the fishcakes again and they came up for 14pp for a packet. sad. Still within pp for the day though. Just...

Neeko Tue 23-Apr-13 20:10:34

Hi. Hope you've all had a good day. I had a 2lb loss this week which I'm very pleased about.
Realise you have probably all already done this, but what are your favourite low point treats?
Mine are mini twister ice lollies (1 pp), treat size crunchies (2 pp) and curly wurlys (3pp). I got to goal last time through having one of these at least everyday!

Hi can I join you all smile

I joined WW online just over a week ago and lost 4lb first week grin

I just wanted to ask a few questions.

Do you use all your 49 points and still lose every week?

Do any of you eat the ready meals ie Tesco, M&S and WW? I'm lazy and enjoy them with extra veg etc, but is it a bad thing to get into.

If I want to use the 49 points for chocolate etc is that ok wink obviously not all of them!

I'm loving it at the moment as you can eat what you want as long as you point.


jazzcat28 Tue 23-Apr-13 20:37:28

neeko well done on the loss!! My fave treats are curly wurlies, a mug of cadburys hilights caramel hot choc (1pp) and allowing myself to buy a sandwich once a week from work canteen to break up my week of having canned soup for lunch every day. I point them using the back of the packet and generally they come in at 8-10pp each pack. Bit pricey but kicks the carb cravings sometimes.

mummy welcome to our gang! 4lb loss is great for your first week, you must be pleased.

In answer to your questions, yes I use pretty much all my dailies and weeklies every week. My leader says that the weeklies are there for a reason - we are all human and depriving ourselves of them might make the weight drop off quicker to begin with, but we will be depriving ourselves of the fat and naughty things that we crave and end up having a binge. The weeklies are meant to help us adopt a healthy lifestyle that fits in with normality - i.e. wine on a friday night, roast on sunday, pudding after dinner, eating out etc.

I personally have this strange phenomenon where if I have Pizza Hut/Dominos mid week (pointed and using my weeklies) then I lose a minimum of 2lb at WI on Saturday! I can't work it out but think it's something to do with kick starting my body into burning fat rather than storing it because it thinks I'm starving it?!?!

As for ready meals, I have a couple in the freezer to give me a quick dinner in the week but generally love to cook from scratch and find the Hairy Dieters (HD) book is great for big portions of yummy low point food.

jazzcat28 Tue 23-Apr-13 20:39:25

crunchie sorry to hear about the fishcakes... I have found a few anomolies using the app/tracker entries - e.g. a mini bag of Haribo is 1pp on the app but if you use the calculator to work it out from the nutrition info they are 5pp per bag!

backinaminute Tue 23-Apr-13 21:37:02

Hi everyone and welcome to the newbies. I'm back from holiday with my rails between my legs.

I spectacularly fell off the wagon. Having stuck to ww religiously for the past 4 months, it seems I have learnt nothing, as soon as I give myself free reign I revert to old ways.

As much as ww is about having a little bit of everything there are some things I think I just need to avoid because I don't have the self control to stop once I start - fresh bread being a big one (damn you in store bakeries!). Also DP and I had an Indian Take Away on Saturday, first one since Xmas and it was awesome grin but not one single sensible choice in sight again.

I'm not too worried though, it's reminded me not to get complacent as it's easy to slip back into it. I'm at a bit of a danger point as I'm quite happy with the way I look now. Really I have another stone to go but I have gone from a size 18-20 to a comfortable 14 and feel fab. I'm worried about getting to goal and not being able to maintain it and that being really depressing. I know there are people on here that are joining at my current weight that are miserable with their weight and i am still significantly over weight. I'm just going to carry on tracking and planning and see what happens. I haven't had to give a goal weight but in my head I have 10.13 grin but who knows.

Has anyone been watching secret eaters on channel 4? I think it's on on Thursdays? I really like it and it really shows how calories add up (and in ww terms how important tracking is).

backinaminute Tue 23-Apr-13 22:01:43

Err tail not rails

poorpaws Wed 24-Apr-13 01:04:23

Crunchie ~ lol at treadmill, that's fabulous!

Neeko ~ I've lost 3 stones altogether but over Christmas put on half a stone in a very short space of time and four months later I can't shift that half stone and its driving me crazy. Well done on the 2lbs loss, that's great.

Mummy ~ welcome, you'll love it here (though you might get a kick up the bottom (are you listening Fled)). Regarding the ready meals, I'm afraid I am the queen of the ready meals. I have one every day with a ton of veg. I usually have the WW beef hotpot (microwave for 7 mins then finish browning potatoes on top under grill while veg cooks in microwave). Also M and S do a lovely beef meal. I've tried almost every ready meal there is but lots leave me still hungry.

Whoever asked, yes I eat every single ppt per day and every single 49 weekly, I need all of them and would like more.

Backinamin ~ I have my tail between my legs too but it's OK we'll get there in the end.

Had a further day from chocolate hell. Had a problem at home which sent me into a chocolate frenzie all day (including easter eggs which I hadn't touched) so writing this week off, deciding to take the added pounds like a man, and start again next Saturday (including treadmill). I will shift this half stone, I will shift this half stone, I will .............

Well done to everyone else.

Furball Wed 24-Apr-13 07:30:15

I'm doing ok in my first week.

Previous times I've done WW the tracking has got me down, but, I HAVE to do it, to keep me on the line.

Had a sneaky wi Monday and according to my scales lost 3 lbs which I'm obviously really pleased abut and hoping to eek abit more out of by official WI tomorrow.

also very please to learn that cadbury caramel eggs are only 5 points - Bargain!! - I haven't eaten it yet, thought I would save it til I really get a crave.

flatmouse Wed 24-Apr-13 08:32:15

backin a comfortable 14 - fantastic!! That's where i would like my butt to be (top half already fast approaching a 12). I'm still a 16 bottom half.

Furball however tempting, i'd advise against mid-week sneaky WI's - they can give false hope/disappointment. Well done though smile

Poorpaws - you WILL!

jazz and crunchie - an inspiration to us all smile

Welcome to newer ones, and everyone i haven't mentioned already!

Well. After 15 weeks of muttering about how i really need to do more exercise apart from 50 min daily dog walk, i did it! On went the running gear and i did 2.36 miles of 3min run/2min walk. YEY! Planning to go out and do the same again on Thursday. Let's hope now that i've lost some weight before starting the running i don't suffer so many injuries and i can get back out enjoying it. (On a side note, slightly gutted that run/jogging gives you no more than slow walk activity points wise, would have thought it'd be more!).

AddictedtoCrunchies Wed 24-Apr-13 09:01:34

Flatmouse I count my activity points for running but also look at the bigger picture. Since I started in January I've run at least twice a week sometimes 3-4. When I went back to work after Christmas I was wearing a pair of size 18 work trousers and my nice Next size 16s wouldn't go over my thighs blush

Today I am wearing those same size 16s and they are a very comfortable fit, if not a bit loose. I have lost a stone but it's the toning up as well which has made a difference.

I absolutely swear by the power of running for weight loss, toning and a general upbeat feeling. I would recommend joining a running group too as they work a bit like this thread. If you know you're meeting someone, you can't cop out.

I have never lost this much weight and stayed this motivated before. Ever. And it's due to this thread, my determination and running.

I'm helping a non-running friend train for the Race for Life and we're doing C25K. On week four and she just can't believe that she can actually run non stop for 3 mins. I also got her to join WW and she's lost 9lbs in four weeks toogrin

Sorry this is a bit long, I'll get off my soap box now.

Welcome new people and have a great day all thanks brew

fledtoscotland Wed 24-Apr-13 12:47:46

Right I'm back. Had a week off but was a crappy week emotionally and although I didn't follow WW I didn't overeat too much

Ran this morning - managed 13 mins before gasping and getting cramps. Thinking about doing a 5k in the summer for local hospice who looked after my family friend or cancer research as I've got another friend with cancer.

Wedding to go to on Friday and fit comfortably into a size 14 dress with hold it all in underwear. In general I'm eating far less and walking much more which is good.

Not weighing in this week but am definitely focused smile

rightsaidthread Wed 24-Apr-13 13:28:48

Very pleased with a 2lb loss this week. 30 day shred is probably to thank but definately not enjoying doing it

backinaminute Wed 24-Apr-13 14:23:08

Flatmouse - I bet we look completely opposite. I'm much broader on top and although have lost it's my tummy, legs and bottom that have been the most drastic. Top wise I'm still 14/16.

I'm a bit concerned about my boobs which have shrunk dramatically. I was an F cup (have always had big boobs), despite ebf ds2 they are much smaller (and much much droopier grin). I dread to think what they are going to look like when I stop feeding DS.

I've just started week 8 of c25k and totally agree with Crunchie. I've got a pair of boots that I've had since I was about 16/17 (I'm 30 now), just little ankle boots but the zips never did all the way up - now they do. I can fit my whole hand and wrist down my knee high boots and I'm sure it's the running. I've got actual definition in my legs.

I can now do a block of 28 mins, 8 weeks ago I struggled to do 60 seconds. If I can do it, seriously anyone can. I can't rate the nhs c25k programme enough. grin

Help needed please, had to visit my mum in hospital tonight.

I shared a portion of fish and chips with my dad, I had 13 points left before I ate them.

How many points would you say to use for them?

Thanks smile

Neeko Wed 24-Apr-13 21:52:46

Hello. The eating out guide says 23 for a portion of fish and chips at Harry Ramsden's.

I just had a twirl after a very stressful day. Delicious!

Neeko Wed 24-Apr-13 21:53:33

Oh and hope your mum is ok!

AddictedtoCrunchies Wed 24-Apr-13 22:05:49

I had fish and chips tonight too. Delicious. And I ran 5 miles in less than 50 mins. So less than 10 min/mile pace. Am very chuffed and very stiff grin

Neeko Wed 24-Apr-13 22:10:59

That's impressive Addicted I'm very jealous of all the running on this thread. I did the c25k last summer and did a charity 6k in September but have been suffering with a sore knee/hip so haven't run in months. I really miss it. I'm hoping losing weight will help with the pain as I can't afford to see an osteopath.

poorpaws Thu 25-Apr-13 00:52:31

I'm just here to cheer you all on tonight as I've had another day from hell. I don't like to miss a night checking up on how you are all doing even if I'm not doing so well myself.

I'm worn out just reading about all the running, so well done to all of you and keep up the good work. You are all doing brilliantly so keep it up.

To the fish and chippers ~ I would kill for some tonight!

Neeko Thu 25-Apr-13 07:23:19

poorpaws hope you're ok. Wrt we would doing filling and healthy for a week maybe help?

I can't believe a whole Twirl is only 6 points grin I love them!

outtolunchagain Thu 25-Apr-13 10:19:59

Is that both sticks mummytowillow, ?
The trouble is if I start eating chocolate then I can't stophmm

Furball Thu 25-Apr-13 10:23:36

I was delighted that a cadbury caramel egg was only 6 points as well - just seems really good point value in comparison to say a potato grin

Neeko Thu 25-Apr-13 11:49:52

shopping book says a twirl is 5! I've been robbed! grin

NoWayNoHow Thu 25-Apr-13 12:45:36

Hello all and congratulations on all the amazing losses - very inspiring!

On the subject of treats...

An Exotic Fruits Solero is 3pp. The tomato soup I was supposed to have for lunch is 3pp. AIBU to have had ice cream for lunch in the sun??

AddictedtoCrunchies Thu 25-Apr-13 13:26:01

Noway no not at all grin

AddictedtoCrunchies Thu 25-Apr-13 16:09:07

Had another weight loss comment today. From someone at work I only know to say 'hi' to. blush Very pleased.

I think Twirls are 3 per stick, but I would eat both grin

outtolunchagain Thu 25-Apr-13 18:45:54

Just making the tarragon chicken recipe from this months magazine. I hope it tastes as good as it smells because I 'm ravenous , awful day at work today and succumbed to 2 bourbons but I did track and point them.

outtolunchagain Thu 25-Apr-13 19:26:55

Just to report chicken very nice but I would do it a bit slower next time as the chicken was a little dry

Furball Thu 25-Apr-13 19:36:48

Wahhay! - I lost 4 lbs - I'm really pleased, that included 2 meals out of 1 x pizza and 1 x burger and chips.

Well done furball smile

backinaminute Thu 25-Apr-13 20:11:17

Hurrah! Also reporting a loss. I missed WI last week due to being away and was really hoping to stay the same as I fell off the ww wagon while away but have been strict this week - I've lost 4 ruddy lbs. I'm so pleased. grin

Neeko Thu 25-Apr-13 20:17:17

wow! Great weight losses both of you. Well done! smile

outtolunchagain Thu 25-Apr-13 20:46:04

Well done furballgrin

Doretaball Thu 25-Apr-13 22:49:29

Oh dear. I've completely fallen of the wagon. I keep starting each day saying I'll start afresh but then just seem to eat loads. I've been too scared to come on here and didn't WI on Monday. I haven't even managed much walking. I can't seem to remember how to do it this dieting thing. sad

Sorry to be down but I need a bit of a kick.....

poorpaws Fri 26-Apr-13 00:30:44

I'm letting the side down too.

Furball Fri 26-Apr-13 05:39:41

Doretaball and poshpaws - we've all been there, so totally understand.

But.....take back mojo control - Think sunshine, I always find that helps with the slimmer outlook and focus, focus, focus..........little steps.

Summer is coming and lovely summer clothes and sandals are awaiting

outtolunchagain Fri 26-Apr-13 08:10:13

Oh I know how you feel , I have fiddled around for at least a couple of months but the thing that always reinvigorates me is going clothes shopping which I did last weekend . I am determined not to have to feel so depressed again , constantly finding things are too tight or do't look right etc hmm

You can't do anything about what has gone but you can change the future

NoWayNoHow Fri 26-Apr-13 09:17:58

Morning all! So, 2.8lbs off for me this week which I'm chuffed to bits with considering how little I'm been averaging each week.

Doreta and poshpaws - it's so easy to get into a cycle of letting one day go, feeling bad about yourself, so letting the next day go to.

Draw a crunchie line under and make today a fresh start. It doesn't matter what you did yesterday or last week, and I would go so far as to say that it doesn't matter what your next WI shows you provided you keep on tracking and being honest with yourself and giving yourself time to stay on track.

AddictedtoCrunchies Fri 26-Apr-13 14:56:17

Doreta and poshpaws here's a crunchie line for you

We'll all still be here no matter what you do. So get back on it and think of lovely summer clothes thanks thanks

What have I done sad

Night before weigh in, I'm tired and I've just eaten ..

a greggs sausage roll one if the ones you cook yourself

a cupcake

numerous chocolate biscuits

and loads of sweets in work

Way way over my points, why do I do it sad

Doretaball Fri 26-Apr-13 23:03:10

Had a better day today. Thanks for all your messages. I think I need to focus on short term goals. I'm meeting a load of friends in 2 weeks who I haven't seen for a couple of years, so I want to be feeling confident. So every time I think about eating, I think about that and also having to come back on here and admit another rubbish day! That's kept my from raiding the bag of Cadbury Animals I bought for Dd1 as a treat!

Thank you very much again, it does seem doable with all your support.

Taking it one day at a time.

poorpaws Sat 27-Apr-13 01:26:24

So I weighed in this evening, a gain of 1.5 lbs! Could have been much more I suppose considering the week I've had. You'd think I'd have been better tonight with a result like that, but noooooo I've eaten half the contents of the fridge, my cupboards and my reserve stack of chocolate. I'm even having a glass of wine tonight and I don't drink!

Mmmmmm so if I don't get back on track tomorrow, I'm having a break. Had a very supportive meeting so maybe that will help.

Well done to everyone else, you are doing great and keep it up. I'm just not in the right frame of mind at the moment and even the Chrunchie line isnt working for me. I certainly don't want to bring negativity to such a great group, so hey positive thoughts tonight and I'll be reporting back tomorrow night.

Well done to all of you.

Just weighed and stayed the same, not surprised though wink

I'm back on it today and determined to stick to it!

AddictedtoCrunchies Sat 27-Apr-13 08:34:28

Just weighed and another lb off. That's 15 now. Slow but steady..

Have a great day all

Poppywillow Sat 27-Apr-13 08:59:13


Would it be ok if I joined? I started ww online 3 weeks ago but haven't got enough willpower to actually diet which is ridiculous! We have a wedding to go to on 8th june and I so desperately wanted to have lost weight for it but my excuse is that i have a very active two year old and a ten week old baby who has had an almost constant cold since he was born. He gets very blocked up at night so I am only getting about 4 hours sleep a night and eating to try and give me energy to play with my little boy. I am sure once with the change in weather this will be the last cold of the year!

I wanted to join a ww group but they are in the evening or when we are at groups & I just dont have the energy to go anywhere once ds1 is in bed!

I promise I won't moan about being tired everyday!

Doretaball Sat 27-Apr-13 10:00:45

Hi Poppy, welcome! There are a few of us on here with toddlers and babies. Mine are 2.5 and 6m but dd2 was 12w when I started. I feel your pain about the sleep deprivation and constant colds.

I'm having a bit of a blip at the mo but have lost 20 odd lbs since January. I'm playing with the same 2-3lbs at the mo but will get back on track thanks to this lot!

On my good weeks, I found the key was to be organised, so that when you're tired you don't have to think about it - have lots of fruit on hand, cut up salad/veg in fridge so you can just grab that rather than choc or biscuits. I have also walked my two half way around the world this year, that has really helped.

Good luck to everyone this week

Well done Crunchie - you're on a roll now!

jazzcat28 Sat 27-Apr-13 10:41:33

Well don Crunchie, welcome Poppy and to all those who are finding it a struggle, here's a massive kick up the backside grin

I lost 3.5lb today making my total loss 26lb in 16 weeks. Dead chuffed. I know it's because I haven't drunk any booze this week and I had my treaty pizza night last Saturday immediately after WI and was good all week.

According to WW I won't get to goal until I'm 11st 10 which seems aaaaaages away, but I'm taking it a half stone at a time now.

Am in my first 2ww so who knows - this time next month I might be saying goodbye to you all sad

AddictedtoCrunchies Sat 27-Apr-13 13:32:58

jazz I don't want you to go <wails> sad. but grin. for your reasons. You're doing so well thanks

Brices Sat 27-Apr-13 14:09:00

Hi everyone! My first weigh in was on Monday and was awful terrible feeling so heavy. Thanks for the hairy dieters book recommendation I've just eaten the vegetable soup which was very good especially for zero points. Ate out last night at Italian and hoped the 49 weeklies would cover it I chose bruschetta then seafood risotto ( though only ate half) wine (a lot) and an amaretto instead of desert.
Really really hope this diet works my weigh in is Monday.
Great inspiration here, thank you

backinaminute Sat 27-Apr-13 15:48:28

Hi to everyone.

Poppy - I'm similar, I started in January when ds2 was 5 weeks old (allowed myself Xmas but then joined ww) and ds1 turned 2 in march.

It's actually a really good time to do it. I don't know of you're breastfeeding but if you are you get loads of extra points which is fab. It also makes me plan meals rather than thinking 'what's for tea?' When ds1 got into bed and ending up with a take away. I've pulled our dinner time forward and pushed ds1's back so we all eat together about half 5 or 6 then he goes straight to bed pretty much (and tea is done so I can lie in a darkened room if necessary). I piled the weight on during my last maternity leave and didn't want to do it again.

I also started couch to 5k when ds2 was about 12 weeks old which has really helped too. I go before dp leaves for work and actually gives me a boost and helps me clear my head (and gives me a break for 40 mins).

Despite the lack of sleep I feel like I've got loads of energy. I'm eating lots of healthy food and exercising and I'm much less tired than I was with ds1 (despite being run ragged by a two year old).

If you stick to it, it really does work - I have been strict with myself with sticking to ww and running and since January I have lost 40lbs- 2 to go till 3 stone. If I can do it anyone can grin

Most excitingly I tried on a dress at My mum's house last night that I have only ever worn once to a ball when I was 18 - it has been too tight ever since and it fitted. I literally can't believe it. I am officially the slimmest I have been my whole adult life. Hurrah for ww!

For all those struggling, don't think that all is ruined, just start again from now and get back on the wagon, it will be worth it (especially if it ever gets warm and a certain level of flesh exposure is required). smile

backinaminute Sat 27-Apr-13 15:50:59

I meant to say about the meal planning is that once I've planned it's something I don't have to think about and Ds1 isn't eating Peppa pig pasta on toast everyday (much to his disappointment) which is how it went when ds2 was born.

Neeko Sat 27-Apr-13 17:30:00

I totally agree about the planning backinaminute and it also saves a fortune! Well done on your weight loss. You've done brilliantly, especially with such small children. My girls are 6 and 3 now and those early days were so hard.

Welcome to the new girls (though I'm fairly new to the thread myself). Ww is the way to go smile

AddictedtoCrunchies Sat 27-Apr-13 19:14:10

backinaminute you're 'm inspiration - that's a fab weight loss. I've been running round like a twat today and am finally sitting down with some wine. A rare occurrence for me but fancied some. DS has his friend over for a sleepover tonight so think I'll need it grin

Despite the madness I managed a 3 mile run today in around 29 mins so pleased with that. Got caught in a hail storm which wasn't part of my plan! Kept on running though wink

Have a great evening.

backinaminute Sat 27-Apr-13 19:22:17

Thank you - a bit of mutual appreciation, your running is mine. I think of this thread while I'm hauling myself along a rainy river bank.

I think the fact that ds2 is a massive chunk who is really demanding food wise that has made it so quick. I can't believe it myself. Also the fact that I know I get 14(!!!!!) extra breastfeeding points has made me feel a bit on a deadline as it's going to get much harder. I take my hat off to those on low points. I feel a bit of a fraud to be honest because of my high points allowance.

Poppywillow Sat 27-Apr-13 19:27:28

Hi, thank you for your welcomes and advice about planning backinaminute. I need to start doing that as I walk around the supermarket with vague ideas about what to cook then end up spending a fortune and having only a few actual meals the rest is random bits of food that don't go together! Ds1 has gone from having healthy meals and no television (very easy as he has never been particularly interested in it) to me saying every day, shall we watch Thomas for a bit & I have just bought 5 tins of Thomas shaped pasta as it was on offer!

I have tracked all my food which hasn't been particularly healthy but I am breast feeding so do have more points. Having read everyone's posts about doing more exercise and running I think I might try, just lack the confidence to start on my own which is very pathetic really!

Thank you again.

AddictedtoCrunchies Sat 27-Apr-13 19:57:54

Poppy you can start a running plan with 20 mins a day, 3 times a week grin. Have a look on our weight loss spreadsheet - the running plan is on there.

Neeko Sat 27-Apr-13 19:59:34

Try the couch25k nhs podcast if you really want to try running.
For those of you breast feeding, don't feel guilty about the points - you're certainly earning them! smile

backinaminute Sat 27-Apr-13 20:20:30

I use the Nhs podcasts. When I first started I went out when it was dark because I was so self conscious but now I've got into it I feel more confident. I kind of think well 'at least I'm doing something' - I think people that exercise regularly don't even notice you. There is a certain sense of smugness too that I carry through the day. grin I'm actually going to buy some Lycra shorts to wear over the next few days. I would have laughed 3 months ago at the thought I would be doing that.

Also, I do all my shopping online. I bought a delivery pass thing that makes me do it that way (and after one disastrous attempt to got to a supermarket with both boys) it's preferable.

I realised how much of a difference that makes this week because I met a friend in tesco cafe this week and went to buy some wraps - I nearly bought loads of stuff (err custard donuts and cookies - it's the bloody bastard instore bakery again) that I don't even usually think about.

It's made me realise how much money I spent on snacks (crisps, dips etc) too.

AddictedtoCrunchies Sat 27-Apr-13 22:10:45

The running plan on the spreadsheet is C25k wink

I shop online too. Else cake, choc, biscuits and wine just jump into my trolley grin

Neeko Sun 28-Apr-13 12:52:50

We have a sweetie cupboard here and there's still loads of Easter choc in it. shock I've put the big kitchen bin in front as a barricade grin

Poppywillow Sun 28-Apr-13 19:16:27

Thank you, I will have to start shopping online as I get sucked into buying rubbish while I walk round. I will definitely start running as soon as I can get ds2 to go into his cot at nighttime. I love the idea of being able to get out of the house after the children are asleep & do something just for me. We had friends over for early drinks so have managed to eat quite a few crisps, tomorrow will be a better day!

flatmouse Mon 29-Apr-13 10:23:03

Is it me, or is this thread slowing down? Some fab losses over the last few days, welcome new WW, and today's a new day for those struggling.

Having started my "increased exercise, lets get running" on Tuesday, i was poorly - so didn't get out again on Thursday. I did however manage to get out on Saturday - and thinking i was going slower, pushed myself more the last 3 runs and knocked 2 mins off my first time, so was quite pleased with that.

Spa day yesterday, and ended up doing extreme zumba (the mirrors were all steamed up by the time we finished!), hula and core & ball. Can feel the ache in the core already - dread to think what i'll be like tomorrow!!
It has made me want to buy a weighted hula though (argos sell) so that i can get hula'ing right (also fab way to burn calories).

WI this morning and i've lost 2lb 8oz - very happy. Also did my measurements today and the butt is decreasing nicely. (Boobs and waist same as 5 weeks ago but both 2" less than at start). The only bad news is that i'm down to 26 pp a day now.

Keep going!

fledtoscotland Mon 29-Apr-13 13:11:02

I'm really struggling to motivate myself atm. With funerals, weddings and general crap shifts at work I've gone back to the easy option of toast/takeaways etc.

Today had branflakes & fruit for breakfast, low fat noodles with onion/mushrooms/tomatoes for lunch. Tea is fajitas. Didn't WI last week blush so going to have a horrible gain this week on Wednesday confused. Mood wise I feel so down I've gone back to old eating habits (although eating less its the same rubbish)

What can I do in 36hrs to minimise the damage.

jazzcat28 Mon 29-Apr-13 14:40:19

Quick pit stop to say I'm still here and read this thread every day... Please keep posting as it spurs me on!

After my amazing loss on Saturday I went for dinner with friends which included far too many BOGOF cocktails so am writing off my weeklies and trying to get to next Saturday on dailies alone. Am also doing lots in the garden which I think must earn me some APs.

Have 13 days until I can POAS so if you ladies are up for it we could make MN history and have a live WW POAS thread?!

flatmouse Mon 29-Apr-13 16:35:13

fled - sorry you're struggling at the moment. My advice would be certainly not to starve yourself for the next 36 hours. I'd try to stick to your dailies though and not use any more weeklies/AP.
Re funerals/weddings - it's hard to choose the good options isn't it - even just going out for a meal i feel as if i'm depriving myself occasionally, but it is getting easier (in fact on Saturday i couldn't eat all my main course - i was full, and i found generally it was too rich, which should help next time!). Re the general crap shifts - crap because they are crap or because of the timings? If the timings then would planning before hand/getting out of freezer/etc help?

Jazz it took me a while to work out POAS - but all up for hearing your result! Fingers crossed for you smile

AddictedtoCrunchies Mon 29-Apr-13 16:53:45

Flatmouse I come on here everyday at least once. This is my lifeline. I don't post too often as I'm quite boring and only talk about running blush. I didn't do my measurements and I wish I had as my bosoms are decreasing it seems. Need to go and get measured as my bras are gaping a bit. Wearing a dress today which is a lot looser too and managed a sneaky 2 mile run at lunchtime.

Also, <fanfare please> I entered the ballot for next year's London Marathon. Don't find out until October but you gotta be in it to win it smile

Jazz can't wait for the live WW POAS thread!! You need to tell us when you're going to do it so we can all be ready.

Fled, I don't think a size 9 up the jacksie is going to work this time my lovely is it? Sounds like you've had a really disrupted couple of weeks and have got out of your routine. THink you need to focus on two things:

1. How much you've already lost. No matter how small it still counts
2. Why you want to lose weight

Your weigh in is Wednesday so just accept you're going to gain. Then if you do, you're already prepared for it (and if you don't you'll be chuffed. Between now and then you need to stick to your daily points by making good choices. Try and get out to do some exercise and see what happens.

When DS is ill and on Calpol, I always set myself a zone of midnight to midnight so that I don't exceed the number of doses. Perhaps you need to do that when you're on funny shifts? Then your app will click over at the same time? Just a thought.

Sending you brew and flowers though.

Doretaball Mon 29-Apr-13 19:45:10

Hi all. Managed to survive another day. Weigh in this morning was 11.3.5 so a STS for me. Was pleased as i thought i may have amother gain. Only blip today was a homemade cupcake, which given it was made pretty much by 2yr old DD, was surprisingly yummy!

Am psyching myself up for running again. OH has started new job and doesn't get home most nights til really late. Not sure how to motivate myself for a run at 9pm and then I would hardly see him. Excuses, excuses!!!

Was also wondering whether I should get an exercise DVD. Might have more motivation to do that as soon as I've put the girls down. Any recommendations?

fled - could you drink lots of water over the next few days, should help minimise any water retention you may have after eating rubbish for a while. Will also help you feel fuller.

Very excited about a POAS thread jazz - have you any inklings? I remember feeling sick for about 3 days very early on. I convinced myself it was too early to be morning sickness and that I was just being silly. Looking back, it must've been around the time I conceived. Same thing happened with DD2. Sending lots of baby vibes your way!!

Hope everyone has a good day tomorrow.

backinaminute Mon 29-Apr-13 20:24:12

I'm still here too, also a regular checker but usually one handed while feeding so can't post. Let's keep it going, I will try and post more too.

Fled - I totally agree with the planning. I also find having a snack structured into my plan (at times I know are tricky) helps - caramel snack a jacks are a saviour for me.

Jazz - I am sending baby vibes too, oh how exciting, let's hope........

Well I am trying to be super good as I made a pork dish on Saturday night that I couldn't work out the points for but it was lots (got a bit giddy throwing in lots of different ingredients that I didn't keep track of) ...... And tomorrow, I am going to an actual pudding night. A tiny main course (very sensible, portion control at it's best grin) followed by 4!!!! Puddings. There is a big group of us and it's been booked for ages. I really wanted to go for the social aspect but there is no chance of sensible food choices as it's a set menu. Other than Saturday night (but I did have 20 dailies left) I haven't used any weeklies so I'm hoping it won't be too damaging. 0 point soup for lunch I think.

On the plus side, I completed c25k today - I ran a full 30 minutes for the first time in my life. I'm so pleased, I think I might enter Race for Life and actually run it.....

I'm hoping the running will offset the puddings.......oh well, I'm going to have a lovely time and hope to STS this week. Saying that I would so love to loose 2lbs because then I would have lost 3 stone and finished C25k in the same week. Not very likely though but I will be happy either way.

TWinklyLittleStar Mon 29-Apr-13 20:50:30

Hi, I would like to join if you wouldn't mind. I could do with shifting around 2 stone, and have my first weigh in tomorrow evening so I'll know exactly how much. I've gained about a stone and a half since I met DH, and I've just been diagnosed with PCOS, which makes it harder to lose weight but losing weight is the best way to reduce symptoms apparently.

AddictedtoCrunchies Mon 29-Apr-13 21:03:00

back that's great running well done thanks

Welcome twinkly

I just went out for tea and had pudding. Damn my shite willpower. sad

jazzcat28 Mon 29-Apr-13 21:13:16

Thanks for all the positive vibes! Am probably being far too optimistic but have had some spotting which could be implantation bleeding so anxiously waiting until next Saturday to test. Am feeling a little different but no classic signs just yet.

Welcome Twinkly - I have pretty much almost lost 2st in 4 months (2lb to go) so if you mentally prepare for an average of half stone off each month you'll be about right.

I had the most awful stir fry for dinner tonight. King prawns (yum), egg noodles (yum), stir fry veg (ok), Blue Dragon sweet chilli and garlic sauce (yuk). 2pp wasted on salty tasteless gunk in my opinion!

After 4 months of porridge for breakfast every weekday I'm getting a little bored. I have eggs in various forms at the weekend but need something i can take to work and eat at my desk for the week.

What do you guys have?

backinaminute Mon 29-Apr-13 21:22:50

I'm also in a porridge lull. I pimped it up with a teaspoon of chocolate philli this morning. I usually have it with either a mashed banana or grated apple (and a 0 points teaspoon of golden syrup).

I've had the fruit ryvitas for breakfast with choc philli. Also had a slice of toast with low fat peanut butter and a sliced banana. I can't stomach skimmed milk on actual cereal so that's a no go for me. Watching with interest.........

I went to mcdonalds for breakfast and had oats so simple (check out my halogrin) with half a pot of syrup and it was delicious - worth 7pp, I really miss proper milk.

Furball Mon 29-Apr-13 21:43:54

Have a shufty on this blog

I'm half way through grabbing ideas, so hence the random page

but there's a fab breakfast where bagel halves are magically cut in half again to create 2 bagels giving the look of a big breakkie

My breakfast? well that will put you off eating for good. - 1 oz of ready brek made with hot water and a splash of milk and a spoon of sugar.......its easy and fills a hole. I have a banana mid morning and I also try and have S & V snack a jacks to curb any junk craving.

Furball Mon 29-Apr-13 21:49:43

here's the bagel and only 7pp

Livinginorganisedchaos Mon 29-Apr-13 22:00:16

I have been a bit crap about posting too recently. I had my first weigh in where I hadn't lost any weight on Friday but hadn't gained either. I guess I am not surprised as I have not been pointing and really have relaxed my eating a lot at weekends.

Struggling to stay motivated if I am honest. I am only 2 lbs off target, fit into all my clothes and feeling quite bored with pointing .

Part of me wants to lose a few more pounds but maybe I just need to have a break for a while.

I love this thread though so am not signing off completely but may just write off this week and try to start again this Friday.

On the plus side I did buy a pair of size 10 skinny jeans this weekend which made me feel fab. Got to love WW!

backinaminute Mon 29-Apr-13 22:25:16

Furball - that blog is amazing. I'm going to have a proper look tomorrow but I've already earmarked some 0pp recipes. Thank youthanks

Neeko Tue 30-Apr-13 11:28:14

Great blog! I already have my bananas in the freezer to try the ice cream on there.

I am also on here everyday but usually on my phone. I haven't got the hang of all your names yet and can't scroll back on my phone, so then I don't post!

Looking forward to the poas live event though!

I'm sorry that a few of you have lost your focus. I personally think it can be exhausting to log everything you eat long term and think sometimes your body needs a break. Don't beat yourself up over it. I'd say allow yourself a guilt-free day or two then begin again like a new member. You're only human.

As for the person who is only 2lbs from goal (sorry can't remember name) I'm assuming you're already within the weight range for your height? If so, tell your leader you've changed your mind and want your current weight to be goal. That gives you 5lbs to play with without paying and you'll probably find you lose the 2lbs when you take the pressure off.

Breakfast here is generally a wee sachet of porridge or 2 slice of toast and banana. Sometimes I'll have a ww sausage sandwich or poached egg on toast.

My weigh in is today. I'm confident I've lost but probably no more than a pound. Slow and steady, eh?

Brices Tue 30-Apr-13 12:50:56

I lost 5 pounds!! Very pleased, the leader did say this doesn't happen every week, if only....
For breakfast I was having hot cross bun with butter but that's too many points now, so I bought some special k red berries which was 3pp and this morning I had a WW chocolate cereal bar which was 2pp.
Takes a lot of mental focus this watching weight business. Think I need to be more organised as I eat something then realise I've not got many points left. But it works, really thrilled to have found something that works

Neeko Tue 30-Apr-13 13:36:31

Excellent Prices Well done smile

I lost 1.5lbs this week so I'm pleased too

Neeko Tue 30-Apr-13 13:46:30

Brices Sorry auto-correct blush

TWinklyLittleStar Tue 30-Apr-13 17:42:20

Well done on all the losses

I am about to go for my first 'official' weigh in and am bricking it a bit, even though I've weighed myself on the Wii so it shouldn't come as too much of a shock.

NoWayNoHow Tue 30-Apr-13 18:22:15

Hi all, welcome Twinkle - good luck for your first WI!

Brices, that's an amazing loss, well done!

Jazzcat, fingers crossed for you!

After such a great loss last week, I managed to use all my weeklies over the weekend. Managed to stick roughly to dailies yesterday, but today my colleagues brought in cake for one of their birthdays which would have been easy to say no to what with my wheat allergy. But one of them brought in gluten free chocolate cake bars! I couldn't say no, they bought them especially!

So that was dailies out the window as already had lunch and dinner factored in. And DH has brought home a bottle of wine to have with dinner tonight.

So today is a complete write off - I just need help not to make the whole weeks write off!!

NoWayNoHow Tue 30-Apr-13 18:23:07

Oh, we'll done Neeko too!

TWinklyLittleStar Tue 30-Apr-13 20:06:21

NoWay I think it really genuinely would have been rude to refuse the cake bars. Can you do some activity over the next few days to make it up?

I'm 13 st 7 blush Not the heaviest I've ever been but I've gained a full stone in the last 2 years. Eek. Laser beam focus time!

AddictedtoCrunchies Wed 01-May-13 09:20:08

Twinkly how did you get on??

I had an argument with a box of Celebrations last night. They won. It's all going a bit wrong this week... But onwards and upwards.

PiHigh Wed 01-May-13 09:37:45

Can I join you? I did WW last year and lost over a stone then had a really bad bout of tonsilitus and never quite got back on it and have piled the weight back on shockblush. I've attempted to start Bootcamp but found it too hard so decided to rejoin WW. I'm just doing it online and I think Dh is going to do it alongside me.

Furball Wed 01-May-13 10:14:57

I've been a bit piggy this week - which is not good on only my second week.

But......I've just been and tracked it and it's only eaten into 10 of my weeklies. [phew]

Will be on my best behaviour today and tomorrow at least - WI tomorrow night. But am away for the BH weekend, self catering, so will plan accordingly.

Furball Wed 01-May-13 10:15:52

and welcome pihigh smile

fledtoscotland Wed 01-May-13 12:55:41

Well I've WI and only gained 1.5lbs which is amazing. Was psyching myself up for gaining 5-6lbs

Had a chat with the leader about loss of motivation which helped. Also spoke to one of the helpers who I know from school. Her son has ASD and DS1 is being assessed by cahms on Friday for ASD/ADHD so had a bit of a cry there

I think I've had so much going on and thinking about others rather than myself and my diet

So have plonked DS2 in front of Peppa pig and am looking through recipe book whilst drinking WW 0 points soup

rightsaidthread Wed 01-May-13 13:00:51

Ho hum only half a pound this week.
Not really done anything different so hoping it will be more next week.
Determined to get too the 2 stone loss over the next few weeks.

Still getting motivation from this thread

TWinklyLittleStar Wed 01-May-13 13:33:21

addicted last night was my first weigh in so 13st7 is my start point. I've done pretty well so far today, I have a big weekend planned with visiting people and travel so goodness knows how it'll pan out. Those celebrations are tricksy buggers aren't they!

PiHigh - hi! I'm new too, 2 stone to lose. I lost a stone and a half a couple of years ago, but put a stone back on, partly due to gallstones and the changes to my digestive system after having my gallbladder out, partly due to polycystic ovary syndrome making me more likely to put on, partly due to a new and very stressful job - and partly due to having very little self control.

Neeko Wed 01-May-13 20:20:48

Do any of you have extra hungry days? I'm ravenous today. I'm trying so hard to be good. Just had an apple with a ww fromage frais on top as want to save my weeklies for the weekend. Might need to resort to an early bed - if I'm sleeping, I'm not eating! grin grin

backinaminute Wed 01-May-13 20:27:27

I am just the same tonight. I wet out last night and had huge blow out at th pudding night. It's unleashed something within me as all I've wanted to do is eat all day. I've just had some fruit ryvitas with choc phili and am going to bed to stop before total devastation.

Furball Wed 01-May-13 20:29:22

I had a day like that on Monday

I had 2 bags of S & V snack a jacks, and 2 ww choccie bars - damage = 8 points grin

Neeko Wed 01-May-13 20:36:54

Oh thank goodness it's not just me! smile

LondonJax Wed 01-May-13 20:48:05

Mind if I join you (she says, waddling up). I joined WW two weeks ago as I'd had a lot of success with them ten years ago. Then I had IVF to have DS and the weight piled on...and never came off! I found a top, buried deep in the wardrobe, that I'd worn on my honeymoon 8 years ago and I couldn't even get it over my chest! So my aim is to get that on and be able to run upstairs without having to have oxygen at the top... And this time the weight is staying off!

AddictedtoCrunchies Wed 01-May-13 20:48:07

I just ran six miles. Now I'm finishing the Celebrations blush

AddictedtoCrunchies Wed 01-May-13 20:49:45

Welcome London. We're a nice bunch and very supportive so pile in wink

TWinklyLittleStar Wed 01-May-13 21:11:39

Well done on the 6 mile run addicted

jazzcat28 Wed 01-May-13 21:14:39

I just worked out a box of miniature Green & Blacks chocolate (6 mini batons) which I bought for a friend but kept for myself blush are 2pp per baton! So the box is coming to work with me so I have a 2pp real chocolate hit in the afternoons smile

Am going nuts symptom spotting and trying not to but I really do have a feeling that something is different. Those of you who've had children before - did you get a sort of funny saliva/taste in your mouth early on? Either that or 4 months of porridge for breakfast has done something weird..

Welcome to the newbies! I've been on this thread since it started in January and have almost lost 2st in that time and can honestly say this thread and the ladies who post here have kept me going even when I've gained at WI. So hopefully you too will have success.

What's everyone having for lunch tomorrow?

I'm having a can of soup and Ryvita - bit bored of soup now so thought id canvas you lot for new ideas!

Neeko Wed 01-May-13 21:47:31

Ooh Jazz I love a good symptom-spot wink Mine were extreme tiredness and tingly boobs grin
I'm having and egg salad tomorrow with 2 cracked black pepper ryvita and 2 eggs. 6 pp.

Crunchie Well done on the running. I've just had a mini crunchie grin grin

Welcome to the new comers. This is the thread to be on. In a few months we'll all be skinny except for Jazz who'll have a lovely bump smile

Furball Wed 01-May-13 22:01:52

I'm having salad with big fat juicy prawns and a smear of seaford sauce

and for tea - I'm having pizza!!

rosieposey Thu 02-May-13 09:13:57

Hello smile can i join you?

I got a pro points weight watchers pack and calculator last year but couldnt get the hang of it at all. Im going to try again now because i have a 5 month old DS and i must be the only mum who has put on a stone and a half SINCE having her baby sad

Can anyone give me some advice please? I had a look around on the web (im not going to class as cannot afford the weekly fees and i have all of the stuff already) and some places are saying that the weekly allowance (im not bf'ing anymore) has been reduced by a couple of points say from 29 to 27. I was given a points allowance last year of 33 so does that mean i should reduce mine by a couple of points too - i dont think i weight that much more than i did last year.

Also are you still allowed the free fruit and veg AND the flexible 49 points too? Sorry for all the questions but i am desperate to lose weight and want to give this a go again.

I will read back across your thread now to see if i can get some tips as well - do any of you do it at home without going to class as well?

Ive got type 2 diabetes so ive got to do something as i am 41 and i want to see my DS's grow up. Hopefully i can join you all and have some success this time - the sunny weather is spurring me on!

rightsaidthread Thu 02-May-13 10:02:29

Hey rosie depending on your bmi you can get a free doctors referral for weightwatchers which is how I started.

There are some online points calculators sorry can't link on my phone.

Fruit and veg are generally free. Peas and sweetcorn are the ones that spring to mind that aren't.

rightsaidthread Thu 02-May-13 10:03:07

And yes it's 49 points additional weekly

PiHigh Thu 02-May-13 14:18:32

jazz I'm no help, I'm having soup for lunch too.

rosie I get 26 daily points and 49 weeklies. Then fruit and most veg is 0pp (potatoes and peas are exceptions, can't remember what else)

I'm also going to the gym/swimming but am planning not to use the activity points. Today I've walked into town and back with some shopping and my arms are killing me now.

Dh is planning on pretty much following the plan too as he wants to lose a little weight.

fledtoscotland Thu 02-May-13 17:55:48

Evening all. Properly back in the zone. Just made Thai green curry (aldi's jar is 3pts for 1/3 jar) bulked out with tonnes of veg, chicken breast, a mini naan and 75g of rice. A for only 14pts. I feel full rather than stuffed.

Might use a point or 2 for a choc biscuit at bedtime as a treat wink

I actually feel better in myself being back on track.

AddictedtoCrunchies Thu 02-May-13 19:10:59

Well done Fled that's great to hear. No size nines needed wink

Neeko Thu 02-May-13 19:35:55

Welcome Rosie. Sounds like you're mentally in the zone smile I put on weight after. both my girls were born. People kept visiting and bringing cake!
Well done for getting back into it Fled
Crunchie Are you really a size 9??
We had a tomato and veg chicken recipe tonight that I got off e-source last time. It's delicious and cooks in the slow cooker. You only have to point the chicken and the rice and everyone in this house likes it -bonus! grin

fledtoscotland Thu 02-May-13 19:38:13

Crunchie- think ur size 9s will be v close to my arse for the foreseeable future confused

PiHigh Thu 02-May-13 20:01:30

Well I discovered that Dh had assumed meat lasts forever in the fridge hmm. He hadn't checked the use by dates on anything when he put stuff away so the mince I was planning on using was out of date. We ended up having a chicken casserole thing I made up on Monday but everyone seemed to like it then so I figured I'd repeat it. Anyway if anyone wants the recipe it's basically:
for 4 people
4 chicken breast per person
10 shallots
1/2 red pepper
3-4 carrots
a swede
plus any other veg you fancy adding
Fry it on the hob in a casserole dish iyswim until chicken has browned a little, then add an oxo cube made with 1 pint of boiling water and stick it in the oven for an hour. It's only 4pp per portion smile

PiHigh Thu 02-May-13 20:02:21

Crap, that should say 4 chicken breasts not per person blush

Furball Thu 02-May-13 21:54:10

Well I'm feeling very smug - lost 3lbs making it 1/2 stone in 2 weeks grin
grin grin

I'm going away at the weekend though so can't track online. It's self catering so I will have some say but still...........I'm going to pack all my books. It will involve a lot of cycling as well, so hopefully if anything untoward is consumed it will be minimised.

OhTheConfusion Thu 02-May-13 22:34:10

Evening everyone, sorry I vanished for a wee while. I have been sticking to it and have lost 3lb over the past two weeks but we have had a death in the family and I just didn't feel up to very much sad.

Hope you are all well, I promise to catch up with the thread asap.

fledtoscotland Thu 02-May-13 22:45:31

Confusion- thanks

Congratulations for sticking to it- I found that I chose the takeaway easy option during our recent bereavement and I gained 1.5lbs

backinaminute Thu 02-May-13 22:50:32

I have lost 2lbs at WI tonight which means I have lost a total (drumroll please) of 3 stone. I never thought I would have got this far and I'm sure this thread is the biggest support.

Hurrah, the end is in sight. grin

Funbird Thu 02-May-13 23:00:38

Hello ladies. I am new to the site. I have really enjoyed reading your post. I have been at WW for two weeks and am getting on with it now. It is really encouraging to see you all doing so well. Going to make cake pops at the weekend 1 point each.

backinaminute Thu 02-May-13 23:07:54

1 point cake pops sound fab, you will have to report back

Furball Fri 03-May-13 07:01:41

confusion - sympathies to you flowers

We're obviously here if you need us smile

OhTheConfusion Fri 03-May-13 08:11:22

Thanks Fled and Furball, I just haven't been able to face food. Off to Glasgow this morning to take my younger sister birthday shopping so best paint a smile on. For those of you who are my fb friends his 'story' is linked to my page... have a read then squeeze your own little ones even tighter tonight. x

backinaminute Fri 03-May-13 08:22:18

Confusion - I hope you're ok, it doesn't sound good thanksthanksthanks

Neeko Fri 03-May-13 08:45:42

Thinking of you Confusion. So sorry for your loss. sad

PiHigh Fri 03-May-13 10:01:15

So sorry for your loss Confusion flowers

flatmouse Fri 03-May-13 10:32:09

confusion sorry for your loss.

backin 3 stone? T h r e e stone!? That is fan-fluffin-tastic! Well done smile

Steady week here - cafe rouge tonight! Have upped exercising by continuing quest to run - hoping Monday WI is good!

OhTheConfusion Fri 03-May-13 17:05:15

Thanks everyone, you are all fab. x

AddictedtoCrunchies Fri 03-May-13 19:04:59

confusion I'm terribly sorry for you loss. thanks thanks

Neeko I am indeed a size 9. Massive feet like my dad but I am 5' 11" so guess I'd fall over with smaller feethmm If I could change anything about my body I'd have lovely dainty size six feet.

backinaminute you're amazing. That's a fabulous loss wine thanks

Neeko Fri 03-May-13 20:18:32

Crunchie I have size 6 feet in a family of very small feet. That's the first time anyone has ever described them as dainty. Thanks wink Bet u would look all out of proportion with smaller feet and bet you get great shoe sale bargains grin

Three stones is tremendous. Well done backinaminutesmile

AddictedtoCrunchies Fri 03-May-13 20:22:53

Sadly very few places even sell a nine so buying shoes is a nightmare. Next is my best bet but their's have either sky high heels which I can't even stand in let alone walk in or flat ballerina things which make my Achilles ache. Did I mention they're also wide and I've got horrible toes?confused Buying shoes is my most hated task. Give me trainers, boots or flip flops any day wink

backinaminute Fri 03-May-13 20:32:20

You guys are lovely, thank you thanks

My granddad said to me a couple of years ago that I have 'very small feet for such a big girl' - proportion is where it's atgrin

Neeko Fri 03-May-13 22:10:19

Crunchie You Paint a lovely picture of your feet grin At least they are good for giving us a kick with!!

Backinaminute being able to say what you like must be the absolute bst thing about being old!

I had a chicken chow mein from the Chinese tonight. I have pointed it at 9. Is that about right? I lost e-source when I stopped paying which i think is a tad unfair on a gold member.

poorpaws Fri 03-May-13 23:51:30

Well done everyone, you're doing so well all of you. Welcome to the new people.

For the record my daughter (aged 31 so not a little girl) takes a size 2 and a half to 3 shoe, now that's a dainty foot.

I've not been on here since last Friday when I had a weight gain of 1.5 lbs but I have been reading your news daily!

I've been on the naughty step, had a good talk to myself and given myself a few slaps and have been good this week and I lost 1lb at wi tonight. I thought it would be at least the 1.5lbs I gained last week but am trying to be positive and a loss is a loss (and the way I was going last week I thought I'd be gaining the stones back very soon). This means I'm still in the 10s (well only just at ten stones and half a pound) and I desperately want to be back in the 9s (was 9st 9lbs before Christmas) but am trying hard.

Keep up the good work everyone. I do check on you daily but haven't got too much to say for myself on a daily basis, though I love to read all your posts. Have a good Bank Holiday everyone.

poorpaws Fri 03-May-13 23:54:51

Backinamin ~ you're amazing, awesome and just, just fantastic, brilliant and more!

AddictedtoCrunchies Sat 04-May-13 08:06:10

Another lb off. 16 now smile

Hi, I've been quiet this week so sorry for not posting. I've just weighed and lost 3lb so that's 7lb in 3 weeks smile

Confusion, I'm so sorry for your loss thanks

Well done on the weight losses everyone else wink

jazzcat28 Sat 04-May-13 11:12:50

Well done on the losses everyone! Confusion, thinking of you flowers

I managed to stay the same this week which is fab considering last weekends meal out. I think it's the gardening. I've done 4hrs this week trying to eradicate ivy from my fences.

This time next week I shall be P-ing OAS - gonna have to get up, WI, them come home and drink pints of water to generate required wee. I really thought I had pregnancy symptoms last week but since Friday not so sure. Will probably be neg but will set up a thread so you can join me (if you wish)!!

Meant to be having a BBQ today but it's raining sad

AddictedtoCrunchies Sat 04-May-13 16:45:11

So excited for you Jazz. Your test is actually in my diary blush

I ran 6.2 miles this morning. Up a massive bastard hill in the driving rain. Not fun. Then two hours of gardening so think I've justified the egg and bacon roll I had for lunch. Now at football cheering on my team in the play offs. Bit tense confused

PiHigh Sat 04-May-13 18:21:35

Fingers crossed for you jazz

I was very good while out today, I resisted the rather delicious looking carrot cake in the cafe we went to and made do with a cup of (fancy) tea. OTOH we're having takeaway for tea blush. Actually I found it worked ok having Indian because we buy a non-creamy curry & boiled rice and share the one meal between us. Keeps the price down too!

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Sun 05-May-13 08:46:01

Hi all, please can I join you?

I joined last Wednesday and weight 14st 0.5lbs at wi sad I was 10 st 3 years ago so am determined to get back to that. Think I have done ok so far, the biggest thing for me is wine. Oh wine my friend, I miss you so!

I'm going on holiday on 12 July and would really like to lose 2.5 st by then. So I'm starting running today and staying away from wine.

Anyway, have a fab recipe for you all to say hello wink

Chicken breast
Red yellow and green pepper
Peri peri BBq rub

Fry it all together with a teaspoon of olive oil

75g of uncooked plain rice

I tablespoon of 0% fat Greek yogurt and 1 teaspoon of humus as a dip with it.

10pp and delicious!

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Sun 05-May-13 08:46:36

I sound like a lush. I'm not. I just love wine!

TWinklyLittleStar Sun 05-May-13 10:14:37

I had been going well until last night when I sat up with my sister - I live away and hadn't seen her in two months - and had a few glasses of wine and too many crisps. I don't even know how many to point. I had 29 weeklies left, so if I manage to stay within my dailies today and tomorrow I might be ok, but it's all a bit catastrophic on my first week sad

Hi tickle!

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Sun 05-May-13 10:22:33

Hi TWinkly

If you can't have a glass of wine and some crisps on a special occasion, what's the point?!

fledtoscotland Sun 05-May-13 10:22:58

Place marked in my diary too for your poas Jazz!

Neeko Sun 05-May-13 20:48:10

Hi all. Not been great this weekend as had a Chinese on Fri and out for dinner yesterday. Made healthier choices but not convinced. I guess I'll know on Tues smile Was all delicious though.

AddictedtoCrunchies Sun 05-May-13 20:56:39

Me too Neeko. Onwards and upwards grin

Neeko Sun 05-May-13 21:28:27

What we like? smile I did earn 5 pp through exercise as damage limitation today...

poorpaws Sun 05-May-13 23:16:16

I've been good! Well bugger that makes a change. I'm so used to coming on here with little angels shining their halos and this time I can report I've been good too.

Tickle ~ I was quite a big wine drinker but cut it down dramatically, then went onto low cal wine (Banrock Station Light) and now (I really can't believe I'm saying this) I DON'T DRINK. I'm still addicted to chocolate though.

Keep on keeping on gang, we'll all get there in the end. (Hope I don't ruin this good run before wi on Friday cos it seems a bit too good to be true).

Fingers crossed Jazz better put you on my calendar too.

jazzcat28 Mon 06-May-13 10:24:19

Morning all! paws i too have a very polished halo today - have indulged in a bank hol BBQ and Sunday roast and managed to keep within my dailies and only use half my weeklies! Hoping that I can shed that illusive 2lb before Saturdays WI/POAS excitement.

neeko don't dispair and try to be good between now and your WI. You might be surprised (I have lost weight every week I've had dominos/pizza hut) I think it kinda kick starts the body into shedding fat?!

PiHigh Mon 06-May-13 16:24:11

Morning. I WI today and had stayed the same. I only started on Weds though and was doing bootcamp for Mon and half of Tues which is high fat so expect that's why there has been no change (although Dh lost 4lb envy). Was quite relived because I thought I'd gained 4lbs then found out the bathroom scales weigh me more than the other scales we have.

Neeko Mon 06-May-13 17:01:30

PiHigh Have faith. you'll get your loss next week. So annoying how quickly men lose weight initially .

flatmouse Tue 07-May-13 08:41:59

WI yesterday and no change, so hoping for good things next Monday! Vague C25K still ongoing, have done sort of week 4 on the BUPA plan this week - slight niggle with left achilles though sad
New dress for night out on Thursday - had to buy a size 12 - That is UNHEARD of for me (main requirement was for top half is still a bit clingy on bottom half but not too bad) - so that was some excitement !

Neeko Tue 07-May-13 13:22:06

Well done on the dress flatmouse

2 off for me at wi today. Really happy. 1.5 more to get me back to goal (though I'd like to get a good few pounds under goal before my holiday 8 weeks today.)

AddictedtoCrunchies Tue 07-May-13 18:12:09

Well done Flatmouse and Neeko. thanks

My size 16 trousers that I couldn't get done up in January are hanging off me. smile

Think I've reigned myself back in today and am going for a nice sunny run tonight .

Neeko Tue 07-May-13 19:21:42

That's impressive Crunchie. Enjoy your run. I've earned 9 pp today being out and about with DD2 and doing the school run with DD1 smile

AddictedtoCrunchies Tue 07-May-13 20:36:05

I've just done 4 miles in 42 minutes. Hated every step. Legs were like lead. sad

Neeko Tue 07-May-13 21:24:31

What was wrong? Maybe it's too hot tonight? I could never run in the heat.

jazzcat28 Tue 07-May-13 21:59:45

Well done Crunchie for running regardless! I'm still in awe of those of you who are dedicated enough to fit in exercise!

Had my butternut squash risotto for dinner with garlic bread and salad. Yum..

Had another compliment at work today on how it shows I've been loosing weight. Always puts a spring in my step!

Those of you doing the 12st 7 challenge... Only 8 weeks to go! I don't think I'm gonna get there - even without getting up duffed I would need to average 2-3lb a week.

poorpaws Wed 08-May-13 00:08:22

Well done all. I've just popped on here before bed to report I'm still being good - that's a total of 4 days without breaking my new found resolve - woohoo, very good for me.

I'm meeting my WW friend tomorrow for lunch and our usual eating place has taken the chicken salad we always have off the menu. It's been replaced with a very high calorie salad with cheese and all sorts of extras. Looks like we'll be walking around town trying to find a new cafe/pub with salads on the menu.

Does anyone know if any of the pub chains have low ppt salad? I'm sure Weatherspoons do so we might try there. I know Brewers Fayre did but I don't go there as the one near to me is quite poor.

Keep up the good work.

Oh, I was also wondering if any of you got the free Summer Body Confidence book at their WW meeting (you have to attend 5 meetings to get it). It's a bit like the journal, an 8 week action plan. I thought I might start recording my food next week (depending if I lose or not).

AddictedtoCrunchies Wed 08-May-13 08:38:47

Well done Paws. Keep it up.

I'm so stressed this morning. Had a terrible night's sleep due to restless legs. So then we overslept so had to rush DS to breakfast club. Then got to work without my keys so had to get security up to unlock everything. Then a mad rush to get bus to doc's for a blood pressure check. And it's only 8.40am. And I've had nothing to eat. sad

Let's hope today gets better.

Neeko Wed 08-May-13 08:47:20

Crunchie Hope your day improves and you don't resort to chocolate.

Poorpaws Impressed by your motivation. Keep it going.

I'm on train to Edinburgh for a work meeting. So used to running around like a headless chicken on work days that two hours of peace is quite disconcerting! grin

rightsaidthread Wed 08-May-13 12:45:09

Whoop 3.5lb off this week! Getting me finally into the 12 stones

Weight loss is a funny thing as I've used more of my weeklies this week and only lost 0.5lb last week hmm

AddictedtoCrunchies Wed 08-May-13 13:16:42

Well done that's a brilliant loss thanks

flatmouse Wed 08-May-13 13:27:34

crunchie hope your day has improved!
rightsaid - wow! excellent - bet you're pleased - i certainly was when i hit the 12s and now i'm determined to hit the 11s in a few weeks!
paws yey, you have your mojo back!

Had a bit of a "try on" session last night. This is after having had an honest wardrobe sort out early days (probably on thread #1). I can now comfortably wear everything on my list (if i'm honest, most will now need altering or throwing out) - except for a black velvet dress which i wore for my graduation "ball" back in 1993! To my amazement i can actually do it up - although i wouldn't wear it at the moment as way too tight, but am planning that it'll be loose and fit beautifully by Christmas! Now the thighs are no longer chaffing (sorry if TMI), i am seriously considering wearing dresses as everyday wear in the summer - something that has always been unheard of for me - even maxi dresses don't look too bad on me now (always a tent previously).

I still have a LONG LONG way to go. I think my end target weight is probably 1st 6lb less than current weight (and that will be top end BMI healthy). But i am so pleased with where i am so far, and that is giving me the motivation to keep going. It's been 4 months now, and i can honestly say i want to stick with this.

I do still have body image issues which i hope that with all the very positive and flattering comments i've been getting in and out of work i will overcome - can't help looking at pic of me in the size 12 dress thinking i still look a size 16-18. (probably due to the bottom half filling the dress out more than i'd like!). I'll get there smile

Sorry if this sounds like a "yey me" post, but i am hoping that others will get some encouragement from my successes the way i have from yours!

AddictedtoCrunchies Wed 08-May-13 14:46:46

Flatmouse that's brilliant and very positive. I too am determined to get to my target and this thread is a key driver to me getting there. People come and go but essentially the message and support doesn't change.

I have a dress in my wardrobe which I haven't worn in ten years. But I will. Am determined. grin

Neeko Wed 08-May-13 15:34:49

Well done rightsaid It's always great to break a barrier. smile

flatmouse Wow! you really have done well. Bet you're walking taller and smiling more too. It's strange how much of our lives can be tied into our personal body image. Really hope we get the weather for all those dresses!

jazzcat28 Wed 08-May-13 21:31:41

Well done on stone barrier smash thread!

I'm on a downer tonight. Crappy day at work, 4hr round commute in the car, dwindling hope of my BFP this weekend and so ordered a Chinese blush

I have pointed it and if I stick to my dailies tomorrow and Friday should be ok but not hopeful for hitting my 2st milestone now...

Boot up backside needed.

Neeko Wed 08-May-13 22:07:34

jazz sounds like you're being a bit too hard on yourself. This is your first month ttc, isn't it? You may well be pregnant but if you're not you just get to do the fun part again next month wink I was pretty obsessed focussed on getting pg with dd2 after a miscarriage and could share some things you could try if you need them next month. However hindsight is a wonderful thing and I wish I had just relaxed a bit and let nature take its course. (I understand that's easy for me to say now I have my children)
My long-winded point is to be kind to yourself. Sorry for babbling blush

AddictedtoCrunchies Wed 08-May-13 22:44:18

Jazz here's the Crunchie size 9. Get back on the wagon from tomorrow. And as for Saturday,what will be will be x

AddictedtoCrunchies Thu 09-May-13 08:06:14

I'm going away tomorrow with no access to scales so changed my weigh in this week to today and... I've lost another lb!! That's 1st 3lb since I started in January. 17lbs. I'm soooo chuffed. Dragging myself out to run in the rain last night obviously helped.

Have a good day all smile

flatmouse Thu 09-May-13 08:17:51

jazz - I really hope you managed to relax and enjoy your Chinese (nothing like having a big pointer and then not enjoying it because you feel guilty). Totally agree with Neeko about being kind to yourself - keep in mind that a 2st milestone is HUGE (i'm 4 1/2 lbs off and can't wait), so even if you don't hit it this weekend you are still doing well.

Crunchie, excellent! I wimped out of WI when i was away with no scales - well done. I ran last night too (not your standard yet!) - training run 7, up to 7m run, 2 m walk. Hopefully only a few weeks off 5km but trying to be sensible and not push it. Vaguely following the BUPA plan.

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Thu 09-May-13 08:39:08

Well done, I wish i was where you all are! I will get there I guess....I will try that banrock wine, but bizarrely I'm not missing it? I shall embrace this wink

Lost 4.5lbs for my first week, pretty happy with that!

jazzcat28 Thu 09-May-13 09:48:30

Thanks for your supportive posts. I'm a bit of a control freak personality and must admit I'm finding the whole mother nature TTC lottery a bit difficult to get my head around! I know I need to relax and stop pressurising myself (and DH) but just don't know how to...

I think I'm going to focus on WW as the planning and tracking seems to satisfy my urge to control stuff, and try to avoid getting my hopes up. It is only our first month of trying and in reality the longer it takes the more weight I can lose and more money we can save so I guess it's good really.

The Chinese was ok but I actually said to DH after that it wasn't as satisfying as I thought it would be, considering all the pp it used up! Maybe WW has changed my eating habits for good?!

AddictedtoCrunchies Thu 09-May-13 12:07:16

Jazz maybe so. I find I can't eat as much and, if I do, I feel horrible afterwards.

If you're pregnant then you'll have a blue line and we'll all be over the moon for you. If not, it's another month of TTC shagging wildly, counting pp and saving £.

I believe in fate so if it's meant to be, it will be.

You've done so well so far, just focus on the weight you have lost and the rest will fall into place.

I am off on a wild weekend to Pontins (!) this weekend and plan to survive on wine, cider and crisps. All bets are off from 4.45 tomorrow but I will be logging on via phone Sat am for the POAS result. I will be playing netball all day Sat and Sun so hopefully that will offset some of the junk I plan to eat. Although my new mindset will probably mean I'll be craving carrots or something green smile.

MrsRudyRudpoo Thu 09-May-13 12:52:54

Hello weight watchers!!

So glad to see youre all still here, ive not posted much recently but ive been staying on track and broke the 2 stone barrier on tuesday! im 12.8 now too, so should definitely make the 12.7 challenge!

Jazz- wishing you lots of luck and positive thoughts your way!

Im thinking of switching to online only membership as weve bought some decent scales now but worried i might lose motivation if dont go to meeting. What does everyone else do?

I know what some of you mean about getting a bit stuck in a rut with lunches, i seem to have salad or soup every day!

jazzcat28 Thu 09-May-13 13:28:21

smile you're right crunchie what will be will be and at least we get to enjoy trying for another month!!

I've set up this thread in chat for those of you who want to know the result on Saturday

mrsrudy I honestly only go to WW meetings because I know their scales are accurate and I've been weighing with the same set of scales since day 1. I very rarely stay for the discussion afterwards. So for me, I could easily switch to online only. Would just have to invest in scales (which you've already done) and accept that the first WI using them might be strange in comparison to the previous scales.

It's the app, recipe builder on the WW site, and this thread which keeps me going.

flatmouse Thu 09-May-13 15:10:41

Oooh Jazz i'd best go mark my place on your thread smile
MrsRudy i only do online - i did WW about 15 yrs ago and went to the meetings and loathed it - certainly it wasn't motivating in any way shape or form (I realize that that comment is specific to ME and the meetings i went to - certainly others have said how good they are). I'm motivated by my results (see further up the thread where i had a bit of a me cheerleader moment)

AddictedtoCrunchies Thu 09-May-13 16:53:43

I only do it online. Hate going to meetings. I use this thread as my support network smile

jazzcat28 Thu 09-May-13 19:12:00

Well I feel totally shit now. Got home to find AF has arrived in full force 1 day early.

blush sad blush sad blush

Will ask MN to remove the POAS thread.

Onwards and upwards and wine opened

Sorry for the hype ladies, what can I say, I feel really silly and wish I hadn't said anything at all. I have learnt my lesson and am focusing 100% on WW and the baby making will just happen and I will just see how it goes.

Totally blush and sad at same time.

Furball Thu 09-May-13 19:31:43

Jazzcat sad

Neeko Thu 09-May-13 20:37:31

Oh jazz don't be blush. It's natural to be excited about ttc..Try to put this on its head: technically if you fall pg this month today will count as day 1 of your pregnancy and by the time you are ready to poas you could have lost another 7lbs. Enjoy the wine (but remember to count it wink )

Hi to everyone else.

AddictedtoCrunchies Thu 09-May-13 21:47:43

I'm sorry jazz but as Neeko says, don't be embarrassed. We're here for you no matter what.

Onwards and upwards and happy shagging x

backinaminute Thu 09-May-13 22:00:08

Oh Jazz, please don't be despondent. This is what mumsnet is for surely?

I'm not sure if it helps but when we ttc ds1 we just shagged loads on the basis that it might happen and we would try properly if it didn't. Probably more than you need to know but it was lovely, potential for a baby but no pressure. Don't be sad about it but it's hard not become obsessive. I totally get the whole control aspect grin. Have some wine while you still can as I'm sure you'll be on the wagon soon enough.

I've been to WI and have lost 2 completely undeserved pounds. I can only assume that my huge 5mo ds2 is drinking me dry. I've well and truely fallen off the wagon - think mcdonalds yesterday and dominos tonight. I just need to start afresh.

Running has also fallen by the wayside, I've not done any proper exercise for 10 days because dp has switched roles at work and now on shifts and it's sent me all over the place too - trying to work my way through with two small children when I'm a creature of routine. I think that's what has sent me all over the shop.

I know it sounds daft because I've still lost but I know that at this rate as soon as ds2 cuts down his feeds I'm going to stack it all back on really quickly. I'm also a little bit sad at how fast I've fallen back into old habits when I've been so strict with myself with tracking, weighing and generally sticking with ww for so long.

My body does feel like crap though. I can't believe I'm actually missing exercise grin

poorpaws Thu 09-May-13 23:10:08

Jazz thinking of you and sending lots of love. Don't exclude us next month if you think you could be pg again, I for one enjoyed your posts and excitement. Relax, it will happen.

Backinamin ~ I was just like you last week so I know just how you feel. I really lost the plot but am back now and I'm sure you will be too cos you know it's all worth it.

MrsRudy ~ how about WW bread and make a sandwich for lunch, or beans or poached egg on toast. I think I stopped losing the weight because I was eating all the same foods and my body get used to it. Will report back after tomorrows wi if changing food choices has made any difference this week. I've been eating more fish for a change and seem to have more ppts to play with by the end of the evening.

Crunchie ~ Hope your week has improved and you're enjoying Pontins. Damn right you'll get in that dress.

Tickle ~ you'll get where we are. I've been at this a long time now so be positive, you know you can do it.

Who ever asked ~ I do go to meetings and have had 3 leaders now but this last one just bores me (it's more like a lecture than a meeting) so from tomorrow I've decided to go and weigh, buy the WW chocolate bars, say hi to the lovely friends I've made there and come home before she starts her lecture. In fact one or two of us are talking of going for a coffee and chatting rather than listening to the leader. I think that will be a bit like coming on here because everyone will have some input.

NoWayNoHow Fri 10-May-13 07:59:23

Hey all

Firstly, ((hugs)) for Jazzcat. Please don't feel blush - you're perfectly entitled to be excited about a new phase in your life. It only happens instantly for a few, so just draw a non-food-related Crunchie line under this month, and focus on WW and being healthy for now!

Sorry I've not been updating on this thread as much as I ought, but we're moving house tomorrow so it's all slightly panic stricken stressed here!

Anyway, just a quick packing interlude to report a 1.5lb loss! That was after using my weeklies and more on the weekend. I guess lugging books around to box up helps!

jazzcat28 Fri 10-May-13 14:27:21

Thanks for the lovely words everyone... Was a bit down in the dumps last night but back to reality today. Was struggling to find an outfit (clean) to wear to work this morning and tried on a pair of trousers that hadn't fit for 2years - I'm sat at my desk in them now smile so after yesterday's low I'm back on a high.

Well done noway ! Hope the move goes well

Doretaball Sat 11-May-13 14:40:57

Really glad you're feeling a bit more cheery jazz.

I only ever seem to log on to say that I've been rubbish and say that I'm back on the wagon, only to fall off again straight away. How do I break this cycle, I didn't even manage 2 days this week. And like you, backinaminute am only not putting on weight because DD2 is drinking me dry. Am expressing too as we're now doing bottle and boob, but I know I've only got another week or so before I stop that, will then pile on pounds again. Aggghhhh!

Any tips gratefully received, especially as I seem to be so hungry all the time.

Thank you.

poorpaws Sat 11-May-13 22:26:43

Before I start I apologise for the "me, me" theme here but I'm devastated.

I went for the wi last night eventhough I wasn't feeling well because I just knew I had lost at least 2lb and possibly even 3lbs.

Last week I had been so good. I'd changed my food pattern eating far more protein, changed some of my chocolate bars for apples. I'd stuck to my 26 ppts per day (except on two days I only had 24). I used only 18 weekly points out of my 49 and earned 28 activity points (which is unheard of).

So I went to wi in a most fantastic mood only to have stayed the same weight.

This sent me into an eating frenzie last night (63 ppts) as noone (including my leader) could give me an explanation. I've also had a binge from hell day today.

So I've decided to just try to maintain for a few weeks (maybe go up to 32 ppts per day). Then hopefully when I go back to 26ppts I will start to lose again.

If its ok with everyone though I still want to come on here daily to check your news and progress. I'm just so low about myself but am not giving up permanently, I just need a break to sort myself out after such a huge disappointment when I had worked so hard.

Good luck to all of you, have a good week.

Doret ~ don't give up and ignore me, I'm just having a break cos I've been at this so long. Stay focused, it's worth it.

jazzcat28 Sun 12-May-13 09:25:19

Poor paws please don't give up and most definitely keep coming on here. I understand your frustration, but sometimes I think our bodies just need a kick start every few months. I think your suggestion of maintaining then dropping back to 26p is a good idea. I would also suggest using all your weeklies so your body doesn't go into starvation mode and start conserving fat rather than burning it. We are all here for you flowers

I put on half lb yesterday but not surprised as had bank hol BBQ, Chinese mid week and a friend over for dinner Friday night with wine. Hoping this week I'll be better. Next sat night DH is taking me out for a posh meal at a swanky Italian where I'm not even going to try to point as it'll be depressing. So perhaps the next fortnight is a write off already but I'm determined to stick to it when I can to limit the damage.

Went to Harvester yesterday and most of their menu is in the app pointed up so made choosing really easy. Ideal for family meals out.

AddictedtoCrunchies Sun 12-May-13 14:53:08

Paws I'm sorry you're sad sad. But I agree with what you're doing. Hopefully it will kick start you.

I survived a weekend at Pontins. Cider crumpets toast chocolate crisps wine chips pizza and sweets. But I have been running about all weekend so hopefully not too bad. Back on the wagon tomorrow. I look like this too >angry Windburn. Not a good look wink

Hilssinger Sun 12-May-13 15:17:52

Hi all, new to this, do you mind if I join? I started WW last week, got 70lbs to lose so going to take me a while but seem to have got my head round a lifestyle change and not a quick fix (previously did Lighter Life and all came back on) Lost 2.5 lbs this week so slow and steady will be the way.. Thanks for reading smile

flatmouse Mon 13-May-13 10:39:31

WI this morning and i have PUT ON 1.5lbs sad so fed up! I'll admit i've had 4 days of eating out/drinking, but I tracked the lot and was within weeklies and exercise was around normal (a little higher but not majorly).
Really fed up because i was on track for the 2 stone barrier by holiday - now i'm 5.5lbs off - and unlikely to loose 5.5lbs in 2 weeks at this stage. Poo.

So - making sure i go back to basics this week. Everything will be weighed and measured. Will aim to eat half to two-thirds weeklies. Very frustrating.

Welcome newbies.

Paws put a crunchie line under your frenzie - that might be all that was needed to kick start you. Very frustrating when WI doesn't decrease - but i'm not loosing every week now - if i look at my stats though, even with this weeks disappointment i am averaging > 1lb loss a week.

PiHigh Mon 13-May-13 11:37:54

Well I lost 2lbs this week smile. Sorry to those of you that have gained.

Doretaball I usually have some Ryvita for snacks - with banana on top if I'm hungry. I know I'm a snack-er so I tend to try and cut down the points in meals so I can snack iykwim. Say we're having roast dinner, I'll have it with swede mash rather than potatoes which saves me some points.

Mullinsamy Mon 13-May-13 22:48:41

Hello to you all, I have been doing WW since Jan and have lost 31lbs so far (would have been 32 but had a frustrating gain this week). I was shocked when I found it easier to quit smoking (10 year 20 a day habit), than give up excess food. It really shocked me. Anyway, WW seems to be a great tool. I have 54lbs more to lose before May 2014 wedding, and actually beginning to believe I can do this. It's fab you all support each other x

OhTheConfusion Tue 14-May-13 00:57:33

Hello everyone, I am back and ready to get on it this week.
Firstly I have not caught up on the whole thread but I am so sorry Jazz, having been there I understand your excitement and upset. I have every faith it will happen, just give it time and enjoy the practicing!

The past three weeks have been quite horrid and I honestly have no idea how I am WW wise as I have ate lots, ate nothing, cried myself dry and felt completely frustrated. However last night my very brave cousin asked if I would join her in the Scottish half marathon 2013. We will be running to raise funds for Brain Tumor Research. I could not hold my head up and run alongside Aidan's mummy and aunts if I did not give it my all so I have dug out the trainers, dusted off the cook books and charged up the i pod...this confused lady is going to learn how to run!

If I whinge, moan or get off task I want you all to remind me why I am doing this. It has nothing to do with a smaller waist or a perkier bottom... I am doing this to help complete the fundraising that Aidan began before he lost his long and bravely fought battle aged 4 years and 11 months old.

All hints and tips are greatly appreciated... I am NOT A NATURAL RUNNER!

backinaminute Tue 14-May-13 07:15:33

Confusion- I am so sorry for your loss and I think what you're doing is amazing. I can't imagine what it has (and still must be) like.thanks

3 months ago I hadn't ever run (I prided myself on the fact that I ha blagged my way out of cross country throughout the whole of secondary school).

As part of getting slimmer as fitter I started c25k. I did it ever other day which gave room for something coming up and missing a day and completed the programme about 2 weeks ago, 9 weeks after I stated. I went from really struggling to run 60 seconds to being able to run for 30 minutes. I used the nhs choices podcasts and I really really recommend them. Honestly, if I can do it anyone can. Good luck and a half marathon is achievable grin

AddictedtoCrunchies Tue 14-May-13 11:19:52

Confusion have a look on our weightloss spreadsheet. The C25k is on there with a schedule - I'm currently in the last couple of weeks with some friends helping them run the Race for Life on 2 June. Running is an amazing thing to do and if you have a purpose it's even better.

I'm sorry for your loss of Aidan, poor little munch but am proud of you for taking on the challenge. Is it this one on 6 October in Glasgow??

You are going to be AMAZING!

jazzcat28 Tue 14-May-13 16:36:37

confusion what an inspiring way to remember poor little Aiden and hopefully try to get something positive out of such a negative time in your life. I am not a runner either but know many people including friends in RL who think couch to 25k is life changing. I know you can do it, well done for signing up!

Welcome to the newbies - as you will see already this thread is so much more than just about WW, we are a great support to each other and I can honestly say that this thread and the WW app alone have been key to my WW success this year.

I'm looking forward to dinner tonight of fish and chips - birds eye battered fish 7pp, sweet potato fries baked in the oven with fry light 5pp, portion of peas 2pp.

My scales at home show me in the 13st bracket which hadn't happened for over 2yrs so fingers crossed the WW scaled agree on sat!

TWinklyLittleStar Tue 14-May-13 18:24:01

Hi everyone. I didn't post after my first week because I was too ashamed at having GAINED a pound in my first week. I've missed a fair bit it seems, so apologies to who I miss out but confusion I'm so sorry for your loss. Best of luck with the race training. Jazzcat sorry about your period coming, but it is very early days, do try to find something else to focus on or it'll drive you barmy. (to be fair after almost 2 years ttc no.1 I'm actually far less obsessed now than I was at the beginning, so I do know how you feel)

Anyway I feel I can hold my head up now as I lost 5lbs tonight! I think hormones make some of the difference, but whatever the reason I feel really pleased.

AddictedtoCrunchies Tue 14-May-13 19:50:13

Well done Twinkly. Remember you never need to feel blush here. We'll be here no matter what thanks

TWinklyLittleStar Tue 14-May-13 19:53:12

Thanks crunchies, that's really kind of you. Hope you have a good week.

Hi everyone, not been here for a week or so sad

I gained 2lb last week, probably because I ate loads of choccy biscuits!

Well done on all the weight losses. grin

Jazz, sorry to hear your news, I know the feeling, but keep trying wink

Can I ask about the calculator. When you put the fat in, is it total fat or just saturated fat that you calculate? Thanks smile

Confusion, just read your post, so sorry for your loss