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Starting on Monday - anyone want to be my buddy?

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SpanielFace Tue 02-Jul-13 10:13:14

I'm planning on starting next week - it's my birthday on Thursday so want to wait until after then!

I'm 32, 5'7 and have about 5 stone to lose. I have a 10 month old DS and I have recently been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid gland, which slows the metabolism and makes it harder to lose weight - I started treatment 2 weeks ago and am already feeling much better, so I'm hoping to find losing weight a bit easier. 2 stone of this weight has been gained since having DS, which I feel ashamed about, but have been feeling exhausted and depressed (due mostly to the thyroid, it turns out) and have compensated by comfort eating. confused

I really hope this will be a solution to 8 years of yo-yo dieting, which have taken me from a size 10 to a size 18 confused A little nervous of the hunger, but I know it won't kill me.

Does anyone want to be my buddy, for a bit of mutual support?

GatoradeMeBitch Sun 20-Oct-13 15:11:01

Clicky -

Luvvies Mon 21-Oct-13 08:20:28

Right, back with you today. In the scheme of things, the damage is not too great, 2 lbs on since last weigh in, which was on 4th Oct. There's been some serious cake and "need something nice to get me through this long late night of work" in that time.
FD today.

Curioustiger Mon 21-Oct-13 08:51:25

FD for me too today Luvvies. See you at the coffee machine clutching our water bottles!

outtolunchagain Mon 21-Oct-13 09:42:30

FD for me too , doing it differently today and have had breakfast in the hope that I won't find the afternoon so difficult .

GatoradeMeBitch Mon 21-Oct-13 11:38:36

I had a shocker yesterday. It was a min fast then feast in one. I fasted until about 2pm then it all went out the window - and I did not sleep at all last night! I checked my phone after hours of lying there and saw it was 6am. So I just read until 8. How ironic that I posted an article about the importance of sleep yesterday grin

I think that may mean that I eat too much on a feast day and my body is so overwhelmed with the digesting process that I can't rest. My son made fish finger sandwiches for dinner and I had two. I could feel my stomach churning when I went to bed. I think I need to eat more moderately!

becky78 Sat 26-Oct-13 07:37:51

So how did everyone get on this week? Any updates to report? No loss for me but figure there's going to be a slowdown every now and then so fingers crossed I'll be back to 1lb off again next week.

Have a good weekend all smile

Curioustiger Sat 26-Oct-13 11:40:06

I lost one lb so now back on track. Three more to go before I meet my first goal. Would be awesome to get there before end of Nov!

Luvvies Sat 26-Oct-13 20:14:52

Can't quite work out, but I'm back to where I was before I went off the wagon, another crazzzzy week and not enough sleep, (you have to sleep to lose weight) and only one FD, so I'm happy enough with that.

Well done Tiger and Becky that's better than a gain.

Gator (still tempted to call you Bitch) I cannot fathom what's going on with your sleep either but I hope it works out soon)

Curioustiger Sat 26-Oct-13 20:58:58

Gator could your sleep problems be anything to do with salt? I have found I am quite sensitive to caffeine, which is pretty common, and very sensitive to salt, which never seems to be discussed re sleep. If I have a takeaway or a pizza (pizzas are particularly bad) and forget to drink a glass of water before bed, I can guarantee I will wake up ... Presumably from thirst. I then stay awake for hours.

I should note though that my DH and I hardly eat salt at all day to day, I never cook with it and always have low salt marg etc, so in a way I have sensitised myself to it, perhaps.

Curioustiger Sat 02-Nov-13 11:53:56

Quiet week this week! I've only managed to fit in one fast this week so will do tomorrow as well (bleurgh, hate weekend fasts). How's everyone else?

becky78 Sat 02-Nov-13 22:15:16

I only managed 1 official fast but then had flu and couldn't eat/stand up/speak for about 36hrs so still managed to lose 1lb which I'm happy with. If I can do another 1lb next week I'll be at x stone exactly which will be a good milestone to hit.

Hope everyone had a successful week x

Curioustiger Sat 02-Nov-13 22:26:58

Becky that sounds nasty but good luck for x stone!

As an aside, I love the way we're all mysterious aboit our weight (myself included) despite being anonymous and talking to Internet strangers! Even though I am relatively body confident I have never told anyone how much I weigh, not even my husband!

becky78 Sun 03-Nov-13 16:24:59

Ha ha, I know curious, it is a strange thing and I never know what the etiquette is on forums like this. I don't actually have that much to lose in the big scheme of things, 4lbs and my bmi would be normal, but always feels a bit of a taboo to use actual numbers. Maybe the anonymous thing is worse in some ways as I'm more aware of being misinterpreted or inadvertently offending someone - silly really!!

Anyway planning FDs for Mon and Thurs this week - good luck everyone. Gator, Luvvies etc, how are you doing?

Curioustiger Sun 03-Nov-13 16:29:55

I agree, it's easy to sound a bit like you're stealth boasting if you only have a small amount to lose. Even when that is not the case at all. Sadly not the case for me as a healthy BMI is a little way off yet but this WOE is helping tremendously!

Luvvies Tue 05-Nov-13 22:33:56

Heck I've got stones to lose still, no stealth boasting here. I'm 18st 3 still! No shame saying that. But a lot of it is boob! I've just tried on a pair of trousers I am working towards and I could probably wear them tomorrow, but it's a risk, so I'm going to stick with some unflattering-because-they're-too-baggy-now ones.

FD here, too busy to notice, on a crazy work thing still (do I keep moaning about that?). I'm freelance, and you have to do it when it's there, done about 5 allnighters in the last month. Madness in your mid 40s. But there may be precious little for a while after the next fortnight, so I'll rest up and sleep then. Going away on business tomorrow, will have a lovely little picnic in my hotel room tomorrow night (walk past Waitrose when I leave the office yippee), then I will fast again Thurs, so that will fit in nicely. This is the first week I've been able to get my head back into it really - plans got scuppered last week by lunching with clients on the wrong days, oops.

AphraBehn Mon 11-Nov-13 08:33:37

I'm back in the saddle! Had to take a few weeks off 5:2 and regained a bit but started again last week and have dropped 2lbs smile.

FD today.

Curioustiger Fri 22-Nov-13 09:46:55

I was just posting on another thread that I've plateaued. Very annoying. I seem to be stuck in aband of about three pounds. I guess I just have to stick with it and hope to see that downward movement again!

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