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Erebus Fri 07-Jun-13 10:14:02

Surely there must be loads of calorie-counters out there, though I suspect many are CC via 5:2.

I'm CC'ing for 49 days, to the start of the DC's school hols. (Am only on day 45 but started at 12/1, was 11/11 this morning!) I am 'on' 1300 a day but must say I've been under-eating quite a lot so must increase a bit.

gaggiagirl Wed 11-Sep-13 20:42:39

Well I did it! I'm 8st 11lb only one pound from my target.

To be honest I'm going to lose some more I don't feel 100% delighted, shame but maybe another 4lb and I'll be happy.

happy don't be disheartened! Its only 4lb stay focused and you will soon lose it, better now than later you can do this!

HaPPy8 Thu 08-Aug-13 08:09:52

Im struggling with maintenance. Eating around 1700 calories a day, exercise 3x per week, and have gained back 4 pounds. I need the discipline of being strict with calories I think. Anyone else struggle with this? Its very disheartening. How strange that a couple of pounds on the scales can make you feel bad for the whole day :/

gaggiagirl Fri 12-Jul-13 21:32:11

Sticking to what you know is a good thing IMO
I ate a baguette today and feel rubbish about it boooooooo.

Erebus Fri 12-Jul-13 09:58:38

Well, I've been all over the shop weight-wise over the past week! AF threatened an appearance- and I put on 5 lbs overnight. I was frankly, shocked. Esp as I'm 50, fgs. Where's my menopause??!

Anyway, today I was 11/9 so heading back in the right direction, at least but I am rather perturbed at a 5lb gain in one hit!

Glad someone is noticing your weight loss, gaggia, an well done with the CC'ing. I am tending to eat the same thing over and over again because I know its calorific value...

gaggiagirl Thu 11-Jul-13 18:44:59

Yay!!! A pound off is fab.
keep it up. my scales are doing mystery things again but DP said i looked super slim so that's fine by me. I'm still ccing like a trooper though.

LittenTree Wed 03-Jul-13 14:49:23

Sorry, meant to say I name changed as I, oddly, couldn't log on as Erebus!

LittenTree Wed 03-Jul-13 12:04:11

Weighed this morning (am home from work with a back strain sad and am 11/7!

At last, some progress!

LittenTree Tue 02-Jul-13 11:31:13

Day 32- and still 11/8!

I am beginning to realise my TDEE (total daily energy expenditure, I think!) calculation must be waaay out. I thought it was about 2200, but I'm eating 1700 odd and not losing anything!

gaggiagirl Sat 29-Jun-13 22:21:33

Hi HaPPY maintenance calories worries me too even the recommended daily allowance of 2000 calories for an adult female is just ker-azy! If I ate 2000 calories a day I would be huuuuuuuuge.
I've lost another pound this week so not far off my target but what the heck will i do when i reach my targetconfused

HaPPy8 Sat 29-Jun-13 14:45:28

How frustrating Erebus - I did have a period of about 10 days where i lost nothing but then suddenly dropped about 3 pounds quickly, i've no idea why though.

BMI is about 21 according to bbc calculator. I could lost up to another 11 pounds and still have a normal BMI but i don't think i would be able to maintain at the lowest end of normal. I think I will try and maintain for a couple of weeks at least and see how i feel then. That will allow me to eat a bit more normally and I can see how well I can stick to maintenance calories on MFP and how having maintenance calories affects me - will i end up gaining? (its an extra 450 calories a day to what im allowed now!)

Erebus Sat 29-Jun-13 09:31:19

So Day 28 and still 11/8 as I've been for 8 days now sad.

Erebus Sat 29-Jun-13 09:29:41

Well done!

I wonder whether losing weight to our goal is such a slog that we don't feel elation when we get there- maybe we 'fear' that to keep the weight off we're going to have to restrict forever? Maybe keeping at this new weight for a month is the way to go so you can get used to it.

I confess that I look at my 11/8 body and don't think it looks any different to my 13/2 one I had 2 years ago!

Personally, I've stalled at 11/8. I upped my cal intake a bit having read stuff on the Fat2Fit board (elsewhere) that advocates finding your tdee and maybe just reducing by 300-400 cals, not 700 but of course that slows weight loss down- in my case, to zero... So I'm eating 300+ cals less than my energy needs a day but not losing weight [confusing] which is demoralising!

What's your BMI now? Could you lose 7lbs more? OOI?

HaPPy8 Sat 29-Jun-13 08:33:05

Well i have lost around 12 pounds and reached my target today.....which i am very happy about! why when i look in the mirror do i still not feel great? Feel I need to keep going and maybe lose another 7lbs. Boo. Or i might try and maintain where I am for a month and then see how I feel.

Erebus Sun 23-Jun-13 07:30:53

Well done, amiga- it feels good, doesn't it?! I know each time I move onto a smaller belt hole that it's working!

amigababy Sun 23-Jun-13 05:33:51

I managed to get my only pair of posh jeans on last night to go out for a curry. Two weeks ago I don't think I'd have got them on. Mind you after the curry I don't think I can get them on again either grin

well done Erebus and Gaggia. Every pound counts. And clothing successes are great.

7 pounds to go here, 8 weeks to do it

gaggiagirl Sat 22-Jun-13 13:05:34

Bmi is 25.35 so if I lose another 2lb I'll be a normal human I'm still gonna stick with it til I get to 8st 10lb cos I really really want to be 8st something!!!!!!!!

gaggiagirl Sat 22-Jun-13 12:56:17

Oooh I best check my bmi I would bloody love to be normal.
Yes take the picture it sounds like a great idea.

Erebus Fri 21-Jun-13 14:08:03

I am also heartened to see that if I can lose that extra 8 lbs, to 11 stone, my BMI will be 24.88! Top of 'normal' range!

Erebus Fri 21-Jun-13 14:01:42

I admit that quiet a few pairs of summer trousers are a bit big on me so obviously I am losing weight but I haven't done a lot of exercise- I'm trying to do 2 miles, 3 times a week on the treadmill at 4mph which is a fast walk/lolloping run.

Now, abs of granite- there's an image! grin

Well done for the weight-loss, esp as we know it was more, just lots of fat turned to heavier muscle!

I am thinking of re-posing a photo of me from Easter 2 and a bit years ago, when I was 13 stone shock. It was taken in the Cairns Botanical Gardens so my own non-Cairns back garden will have to do as a stunt-double; but it was my fat picture. I'll wear the same kit and pose in the same way- and compare.

Hope it's a positive experience! grin

gaggiagirl Fri 21-Jun-13 13:45:42

Well done Erebus! Loss is a great motivator I've lost a pound in a fortnight but I'm pleased with that.
The shred workout is turning my thighs to granite I just wish it would do the same to my middle.

Erebus Fri 21-Jun-13 09:14:10

Hooray! Day 20 and 11/8! After what felt like forever on 11/10.

I am really relived because I, too, don't think I could have managed much less than 1200.

So I've lost 7lbs in about 3 weeks which is OK. But the big plus is the encouragement of the loss. You can put up with 'the pain' if you're seeing some gain loss grin.

This weekend might be 'interesting' in that it's takeaway curry tonight (brother's house warming) but nothing that requires social eating tomorrow, and I'm working all day Sunday so it's easier not to graze.

Hope you're going OK, gaggia and others.

gaggiagirl Tue 18-Jun-13 14:23:24

Its not recommended that any adult female eat less than 1200 calories a day but sometimes I do consider going to 1000 I bet I wouldn't manage it though x

Erebus Tue 18-Jun-13 08:28:58

OK. Day 17. Still 11/10.

I have been back on the CC wagon since Day 15, having not been very discipline from the evening of Day 12 til the morning of Day 15. I suppose I ought to be pleased I'm not heavier, but if I was hoping for a 1-2lb weight loss a week, on 1200 cals, it ain't happening any more! In the first week I dropped 5lbs but knew most of that was pre-AF water retention. Maybe all of that 5lb was water and I didn't lose any fat?? Maybe 1200/1300 is too much for me?

I dunno! But it's now 5 weeks to the day to the DC's summer hols & I'd've liked to have dropped nearer to 11 stone by then sad.

gaggiagirl Sun 16-Jun-13 10:30:49

Erebus I feel your pain I went to a BBQ yesterday and ate everything all day I feel ashamed. I'm going to do the shred again today to try and make up for it.

Erebus Sat 15-Jun-13 14:32:36

Well, am back, and predictably wasn't very well disciplined whilst away for 2 days- quite hard with limited food choices, mind! Plan on doing a 2 mile fast walk this afternoon- though I'm out again for a birthday do tonight!

I will weigh on Monday morning- the shock, right now, could derail all my remaining will-power!!

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