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The Multiples Diet 2011

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tartiflette Sat 08-Jan-11 19:00:40

Ok I realise this should really be in Big/slim etc but I prefer it over here!

When I moan about my hugeness, friends say 'but you've had (pause) two babies' - my twins are nearly 8 months old so can really no longer be used as an excuse for the fact I'm at least two stone overweight.

PLEASE join me if any of you twin/more mums have flab to lose this year... I could do with the moral support. Anyone up for it?
I'm planning to do lowish-carb, kind of like SW red days I think. Could probably do with a clearer plan really.

duckyfuzz Sat 08-Jan-11 19:06:48

Hi tartiflette (not the most slimming dish ever invented!) I didn't lose my twin weight until about a year ago blush they have just turned 7 shock but low carb low alcohol did it - 2 stone in 6 months, still off but less toned than it was as gym has been forgotten until recently. I'll join you to lose 10lbs and tone up

tartiflette Sat 08-Jan-11 19:16:57

Hi ducky, nice to have company!
2 stone in 6 months would be LOVELY, very impressed that you've kept it off, not to mention reintroduced the gym... envy
Ok low carb low alcohol <sigh>

londonlottie Sun 09-Jan-11 13:41:29

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MonkeyMargot Sun 09-Jan-11 13:47:11

Hey tarti I'm in too.
As most of you here know, my twins are 6.5 months now. I need to lose a stone to be my ideal weight. I have successfully lost weight in the past using Weight Watchers but can't really be arsed to be counting points etc. Just want to try eating sensible meals and cutting out naughty snacks. I still need want a glass of wine most nights that bad?

I can't go no-carbs. But I need to definitely increase lean proteins etc and reduce carbs a bit.

tartiflette Sun 09-Jan-11 15:48:20

I can't do no carbs either. Family life (by which I mean DH's insistence on having filthy carbs all around the place) seems to make it impossible for me.
I do know I feel a million times better energy-wise, and lose weight faster, when I'm low-carbing though, so will be keeping it as low as possible. Recipes/inspiration very gratefully received!

Lottie (asking you as you're maybe the strictest being a Dukanette) do you know how bad a square of lindt or similar after dinner at night is, carb-wise? Enough to ruin it all? Am not a big pudding eater but have got into the habit of having a bit of dark choc at the end of a meal and it's a hard one to break.

TheVisitor Sun 09-Jan-11 15:59:32

I'll join! I can't use the excuse anymore as my triplets are 11. grin I'm doing high protein, low carb with lots of low fat dairy combined with exercise. Knocking wine on the head too. I'm going to be looking at calories in versus calories out too.

tartiflette Sun 09-Jan-11 17:52:41

MM good lord no I can't be arsed counting anything either. As for wine, know the feeling. I've just bought a load of slimline tonic in the hope that the odd G&T won't be the end of the world... How people achieve a dry January is beyond me.

TheVisitor hi! Wow, 11 year old triplets - am impressed. Ideas for low-fat dairy?

londonlottie Sun 09-Jan-11 19:35:07

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tartiflette Mon 10-Jan-11 07:14:55

Morning ladies

I am IN THE ZONE - that's it. Finished off the last of the home made chocolate last night which was all that was standing in between me and the road to slenderness...

Unfortunately had already had a gallon of water and a cup of tea this morning before I thought to weigh myself so will maybe wait until Friday now. Any thoughts on the psychology of weigh days? Friday probably not ideal as then you may feel you've a free pass over the weekend. I may be over thinking this!


Breakfast - 2 boiled eggs.
Rest of day - no idea as my shopping won't be delivered until tonight. Hmmm......

tartiflette Mon 10-Jan-11 07:18:07

Home made chocolate MOUSSE. Making my own chocolate is a step too far even for someone as greedy as me.

londonlottie Mon 10-Jan-11 08:52:29

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tartiflette Mon 10-Jan-11 10:18:13

Well I am that way inclined too but my scales only show whole pounds so often no movement overnight which I then find depressing.

Goal weight: 147lb (am 5ft 5)
Current weight: fat but no further detail as yet...

instantfamily Mon 10-Jan-11 11:57:05

Can I still join? My trips are 4.5, so no excuses.

I did loose about 4kg with pig2twig locarbing and felt great, but what with Christmas etc I am almost back to where I was!

MonkeyMargot Mon 10-Jan-11 15:31:20

LL I also weigh every day. It's a hard habit to break.
Current weight: 154 lbs
Goal weight: 140 lbs.

I'm flaming starving hoo.

londonlottie Mon 10-Jan-11 21:19:46

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tartiflette Mon 10-Jan-11 22:18:54

Hi instantfamily - welcome! Quite intrigued by P2T - is it worth buying the book would you say?

Strange food day today, highlights included quorn sausages for dinner (?!!? don't even know what they were doing in the freezer but they're gone now...) - anyway nothing too illicit to report. And no booze (naughy Lottie grin)

How has everyone else got on?

londonlottie Tue 11-Jan-11 07:02:35

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tartiflette Tue 11-Jan-11 08:22:18

3 hours sleep later.....

Plan for the day :

Breakfast: omelette
Lunch: Smoked salmon salad
Dinner: Lamb/chicken curries - no rice/nan obv.
Gallons of water. Trying to limit the coffee as I tend to drink horrendous amounts when dieting. Will be out at lunchtime so am planning to have one nice coffee then and save actual lunch for when I am safely at home!

londonlottie Tue 11-Jan-11 08:24:36

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OpheliaBumps Tue 11-Jan-11 11:33:10

Hi, I'd like to join too. My twins are 17 months, I've lost my baby weight but was carrying a good 2 stone extra before I got pregnant.

I'd love to lose 1-2 stone - 1 would put me into healthy bmi,2 would make me wonderfully slim!

We've still got Christmas food in the house though, as I had flu over Christmas so it's taken ages to eat it all.

I plan to do an informal WW type thing - I've lost weight with WW in the past, so know the routine, but can't be bothered to weigh everything.

Do any of you manage to get to the gym/pool at all? I have no time in the mornings (nursery run), and really can't be bothered by the time we get the kids to bed.

tartiflette Tue 11-Jan-11 14:21:49

Hi Ophelia. I never get to gym or pool these days, have cancelled my membership now after a few months of kidding myself things would be back to normal soon (!!).
To be honest I'm bone idle and it was always a struggle to make myself go, especially in the evenings. No chance now when all I can do is slump in front of telly for a few hours before sloping off to bed blush

Well have had a lovely meet up with friends but ended up going completely off-piste for lunch... woops. Day 2 is a bit early for cheating <slaps own hand and resigns self to a meagre dinner>

MonkeyMargot Tue 11-Jan-11 20:58:58

Hi all. Well done on those sticking to things so far.
I've managed 2 days without any wine. This is unheard of for me.......
Today has been mainly good:
Brekkie: Mini Oatabix + tea
Lunch - ham and brie sandwich, a pear, low-fat yoghurt
Dinner - pizza.....I know i know, but not loads. Then more fruit and yoghurt.
And 3 ginger nuts.

My downfall is booze and ginger nuts.
I did meet some friends this afternoon who said I looked slimmer. I think it was mainly because I had makeup on so looked less ugly.

Ophelia would love to go swimming/running again but really can't do it in the evening. I do walk the dog most nights though, only for 15 mins though...I'm also an ex-WW. I lost 3 stone with WW 5 years ago and kept it off (even after my first DC). But somehow i's harder after twins to get the weight off.

tarti Sympathies on the sleep front. Did you manage a small dinner after your blow-out? I remember my mentality as a permanent teen dieter. If i fell off the wagon, that was it - I would eat even more until I was literally stuffed. Now clearly this is stupid. If you mess up one meal, so what. As long as you balance it out at the next meal, it won't make any difference. In fact tarti you are probably better off having a larger lunch and a smaller dinner anyhow.

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