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peppapigsmummy Tue 20-Aug-13 13:55:49

I was always big, even in childhood.

I lost all my weight, 6 st of it. Around 4 years ago.
it was hard...but easy, in that it was my only focus and I felt very dedicated.

Fast forward to having a toddler and im overweight by 3st. I have tried and tried to get into the swing of loosing but am gaining and loosing the same few lbs constantly and im so fed up with myself.

I eat when stressed..

I eat when im bored

I work so much I fail to prepare properly. .then get stressed.

I eat kids leftovers etc

have constant access to food.

pleeeease tell me how to get out of this vicious circle and feel able to say no and genuinly not want it!

I have six months before I get married and im never going to forgive myself if I look like this!

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Tue 20-Aug-13 13:56:39

sad Watching with interest and a fat belly.

Sparklingbrook Tue 20-Aug-13 13:57:29

Stop buying it is a start. how do you do that though? <helpful.>

Justforlaughs Tue 20-Aug-13 13:57:32

No real advice tbh, but wanted to let you know that you are not the only one. thanks

SaucyJack Tue 20-Aug-13 13:58:50

Buy fun sized portions of sweets/choc bars or kid sized crisp bags for starters.

It's not realistic (or even necessary) to cut out all treats altogether.

HeySoulSister Tue 20-Aug-13 13:59:56

2 things jump out to,preparation!! buy in food and meal plan
two,eating kids leftovers....what are you feeding them that is so bad for you?

maybe re evaluate your whole families meals?

squoosh Tue 20-Aug-13 14:00:03

The key to weight loss is being in the right, motivated head space. The person who can bottle that will make their bajillions.

IfYouLoveSomebodyLetThemSleep Tue 20-Aug-13 14:02:16

I'll probably get flamed for this, but the best thing you can do is just stop eating crap. It really is as simple as that.
Don't buy it, don't eat it. As your stomach gets smaller it becomes easier. Just takes a bit of discipline to start with.

HeySoulSister Tue 20-Aug-13 14:02:40

why do 'treats' seem to only consist of crap?

you have control over what goes in shopping basket. though don't get me started on how expensive fresh food can be!

expensive (out of budget) fruits are treats here.

OHforDUCKScake Tue 20-Aug-13 14:03:19

I just dont buy the stuff in the first place.

If I buy a packet of biscuits, I will eat the whole packet in one day.

So, instead I dont but them. The house has meat, fruit, salad, veg, corn snacks and the like so I graze on them if Im desperate.
Also no bread or pasta ever. Ever.

Obviously you have to buy that. Just never eat it.

peppapigsmummy Tue 20-Aug-13 14:03:35

heysoulsister..hypocritically I am very hot on their nutrition and rarely do they have treats. .but when they do so do I! but leftovers in general are no good are they. .eatingine then a little bit more!

I exercise reguarly but see no improvement because of my weight. Its so frustrating to know how simple it is....but like today. .im having a good day food wise. ....and then eat four biccys! whyyyyy!

goodasitgets Tue 20-Aug-13 14:04:06

I try to ask myself if I'm bored or hungry - usually by thinking am I hungry for healthy food or crap?
If its crap, I have a glass of water or a hot drink then go and do something else

peppapigsmummy Tue 20-Aug-13 14:05:21

We don't have these things at home, if we do they are OHs and hidden.

I sneak out and binge...........or eat the naughtness I find at work...eurgh

IfYouLoveSomebodyLetThemSleep Tue 20-Aug-13 14:05:42

Next time you reach for the biscuits try distracting yourself and having a glass of water.

KatoPotato Tue 20-Aug-13 14:05:54

I had to learn to enjoy every bite. I used to hoover up shite food mindlessly. Takeaways on a Saturday were just a given, white bread chips, the lot scoff scoff scoff.

I made the decision to stop being a fat pie just over a year ago. I'm now 4 and a half stone lighter.

I still enjoy a wee treat, but I enjoy it. I'm mindful of what I'm doing and listen to my body when to stop.

If a takeaway is on the cards I plan it, i look forward to it, it's a treat!

You soon learn what 100 calories look like, and how long they'll take to shift on the treadmill.

Like previous poster said, it's not realistic or necessary to cut anything out completely, be that snacks, treats or carbs (I can't get my head around that one!) but you honestly can change how you think about them.

My FitnessPal is great and you can add me as a friend anytime ( username katoabes)

goodasitgets Tue 20-Aug-13 14:06:44

Oh and I low carb - so there is no crisps, bread, pasta, potatoes or sugar in the house which helps
If I'm desperate for something sweet I usually have no added sugar peanut butter on an apple, the more protein I eat the fuller I am

Try and have stuff prepped to snack on - roast chicken, chopped veg, berries

HeySoulSister Tue 20-Aug-13 14:07:24

well doesn't sound to me like you want to be losing weight!

what usually motivates you?

conantg Tue 20-Aug-13 14:07:30

Think positive. You used to be six stone overweight, you only have to lose half of what you lost before. Try to find time for three or four long fast walks each week. Walk fast. Cut out all fizzy drinks including so called low sugar ones. Log everything you eat on one of the apps you can download, and be honest about it. All of these suggestions have worked for me in an amazing way. Good luck.

Bowlersarm Tue 20-Aug-13 14:07:39

You do have to be disciplined and in the right frame of mind, or it will be too hard.

But the thing that works for me is no snacking. As simple as that. I eat fruit and yoghurt for breakfast or porridge maybe, lunch sometimes as early as 11.30/12.00. Then an evening meal at some point.

Don't eat anything between meals. Not 'just a.....', no cake at a friends, no muffin in a coffee shop, no finishing off kids food-it's better in the bin than on your hips. You know you won't starve because you have your next meal to look forward to.

Once you get in the habit it becomes easier. And once your stomach/appetite starts to shrink it becomes easier.

You have to be strong for those first few days/weeks though, before it starts becoming a habit.

NoComet Tue 20-Aug-13 14:08:27

Not buying rubbish - easy if DH didn't do it instead.
Not eating DC's left overs - again easy if DD2 wasn't so unpredictable. She's 12 and eats toddler sized to almost adult portions and you never know how much to serve her.

Not staying up late and being tempted to have a late night snack - damn you MN

peppapigsmummy Tue 20-Aug-13 14:13:15

but I do..I miss that body I worked hard for. I just struggle so bad now im working . Its like ive lost the ability to say no

I wish I understood myself.

HeySoulSister Tue 20-Aug-13 14:14:49

so its since you started working? do you work with food,or is it something else which is causing problems?

IfYouLoveSomebodyLetThemSleep Tue 20-Aug-13 14:19:42

You haven't lost it, you've just misplaced it smile

Whenever I go to eat something bad I stop and think "hmm, will this really help me look good in a bikini?". I also try to think of healthy foods as a treat, so instead of having some crisps I think "ooh I'll have a nice juicy pear, delicious!" Etc. thinking of good food as a negative will never work, you need to enjoy it.

NannyR Tue 20-Aug-13 14:24:08

What works for me;
- write down everything you eat for a few days

- measure out portions of things like pasta, rice etc and work out the calories in it until you get used to what a normal portion size should be. This was a big shock for me; I would routinely eat huge amounts of pasta thinking it was good for me/low fat.

- cut out snacking in between meals completely; don't replace junk with fruit or low fat biscuits, just don't eat snacks at all. If you eat plenty of protein and slow release carbs at meals you should be able to go between meals without grazing. This took me a while to adjust to but I feel much better now not having to deal with constant sugar cravings.

- what ultimately worked for me was going to see the GP for something unrelated, having a blood test and being told that my blood sugar was so high that if I didn't do something drastic about my lifestyle I would be diabetic in 12 months time.

- I found the NHS weight loss website quite helpful.

peppapigsmummy Tue 20-Aug-13 14:25:26

I think id out myself if I said. I love my job. just long hours out of the house..

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