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Blondeshavemorefun Mon 18-Mar-13 14:52:42

Blondes arranges cushions and sw friendly snacks smile

welcome one and all wine and brew

DoubleIndemnity Mon 18-Mar-13 14:59:18

Good afternoon from another blonde, may I pull up a cushion? Would welcome advice and encouragement...have been member of SW off and on over the the eating plans especially Green, not being a major meat-eater. Need to lose 10 pounds minimum, one stone maximum to get back to my ideal weight for height...BUT...can't stand going to "class"! No problem with being weighed, nor having my progress or lack of it discussed in front of others, just hate all the chit-chat, the promotion of SW products, the (sometimes) disapproval if you don't stay to class etc. Just don't function well in that group environment.
So am thinking of doing the online membership instead. Any of you out there doing that - any opinions? Can you do it successfully that way without the classes? I ask this as in the early days I did find the discipline of knowing I would be weighed at a certain time and day a help.
Would love to have a chat with you all on this thread to get me going!

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 18-Mar-13 15:22:13

hi double and always good to have a fellow blonde smile

there are a few of us on here

our thread was coming to 1000, so needed to start a new thread so others could find us so linked them both

pop along and join us there for 20 ish replies lol

but yes i do at home, but not online,as i work different days/nights (which really bugger up my eating as if awake at 2/3am i want to nibbble ..................)

DoubleIndemnity Mon 18-Mar-13 15:52:32

Well I've just signed up for the online package as I know if I was to start going to classes I would not carry on, and my diary is pretty busy anyway and I don't want another evening commitment. I know it's only a minimum of 10 lbs, max of 14 to lose but believe me that is a whole dress size for me and will make the difference between a whole set of clothes fitting me, which are currently on the tight side and not a good look.
BTW I am mid 50s, post menopausal but find it SO difficult to lose weight now as opposed to my late 30s when I first did SW and lost 21lbs (post having kids). Did it again in my 40s and got on okay. Last SW attempt was about 3 years ago and was a disaster.
Hope this thread will take off as am really needing moral support!

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 18-Mar-13 16:56:15

i promise this thread will take off, as i said weve all been on another one but thats coming close to 1000 posts - when thats full theres prob 10 of us who post regularly on it and they will come on this one

a stone can make all the difference from clothes fitting nicely or you bulging out of them smile

noyouhavehadawee Mon 18-Mar-13 17:27:48

hola!! grin just marking my spot. i am going alone too and have lost ten pound in three month very slowly, just embarking on a spot of running so hoping this will help me get to the magic stone then i will ease up.

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 18-Mar-13 17:32:23

waves to noyou you found us smile

i was the same as you 10lbs since new year, till i pigged out last week and gained 3 lbs

noyouhavehadawee Mon 18-Mar-13 18:00:54

oh i love a good pig out grin

beanandspud Mon 18-Mar-13 18:28:05

Hello Double and welcome! Pull up a cushion - we're a friendly bunch.

I'm like Blondes and going it alone. I joined online last year, got all the stuff and then did absolutely nothing with it. My strange work hours and travelling mean that I could never get to a regular class. With the support of the ladies on this thread I've lost 15 pounds since January and still going - albeit very slowly.

DoubleIndemnity Mon 18-Mar-13 19:18:21

Hi all
Bean I would settle for around a stone over 2.5 months; well done, you! And noyou as well. I think I have to accept even a pound a week would now be good at my age. I used to be quite stupid at times when on the SW bandwagon in the past - e.g. eating practically nothing all day when I knew I was being weighed that night - madness! (Then eating all in sight after class!)
None of that now. I go on holiday second week in April so am aiming for about a 4lb loss by then. Next a wedding first week of May, so another 3lb by then.
What I do need to do is get my head around Extra Easy because that is all new since I was last there.
Can anyone tell me if I can have EE days alternating with Green days?

DoubleIndemnity Mon 18-Mar-13 19:20:51

Reading my posts back I need to develop a bit more of a positive attitude!
I am trying to go swimming 2 mornings a week and get out for at least a couple of decent walks each week, having given up gym memberships when I last gave up SW.
Just been reading latest SW magazine and getting plenty of encouragement from that too!

noyouhavehadawee Mon 18-Mar-13 19:34:19

hiya i was doing see and green and sort of stopped losing so switched to doing a bit of extra easy and i had more of a loss, i just mix red and green cot throw in a ee day when my planning has gone tits up - basically its red and green mixed up with only one healthy a or b instead of two.

BadRoly Mon 18-Mar-13 20:26:01

Hello grin

laughalot Mon 18-Mar-13 20:45:00


Welcome double you will get used to us crazy bunch ha ha. I dont do the class just weigh every week at boots I started on the 7th Jan and to date iv lost one and a half stone still a long way to go though.

Well after my bad week I amazingly stayed the same !!!!!!!! I can only presume it is the sheer amount of walking I do as I dont drive and last week my dh was away at the races so I did the walking to school thing in the morning which I dont usually do. So I am a really happy bunny.

Hope everyone has a fab week.

3girls1madboy Mon 18-Mar-13 20:54:20

Hi ladies, just joined mumsnet and found this page. Been doing sw since Jan 5th and lost 1st 7lb. Still 2st to go, just finding it hard this week. Just want to eat junk food!!!!!!!

ThatBintAgain Mon 18-Mar-13 21:19:00

Evening! Chuffed with 3lbs off, but I really have tried this week. I needed a decent result because I was getting to the point of binning it off in disgust. Hope everyone else has a good week.

laughalot Mon 18-Mar-13 21:23:42

3girls1madboy similar weight loss to me smile

3girls1madboy Mon 18-Mar-13 21:31:34

I found it came off really well, just been stuck at 1/2 and 1lb loses for the last few weeks. I don't really like group, no consistent consultant, had about 3 different ones over the last 4 weeks, and nothing from the original one. Heyho...all for a greater purpose. Hitting my 10% was a huge thing for me, and dead chuffed I did it.

tigerdriverII Mon 18-Mar-13 21:43:23

Hello all!

Welcome double. This is a great thread with some really good support, hope you have fun with us. I am 51 and like you post menopause. agree the weight just doesn't drop off now, it really takes some effort. I've lost 1.5 stone since the end of September, so very slow progress but hopefully it'll stay off and i feel and look a lot better already. But I've three stone to go to a healthy BMI. I will get there <<grits teeth>>.

iklboo Mon 18-Mar-13 21:50:19

Yay! Found it <waves>.

BadRoly Mon 18-Mar-13 22:01:52

So I'm starting this thread with my before and after!

I started on 21/11/12 at 16st 6.5oz. I was wearing size 20/22 clothes.

Last Weds I was 14st 11oz and all my old size 18 clothes either fit or are a little loose!

I have set a target at 14st 7oz as I want to have a realistic weight that I can maintain (forever) while not feeling restricted in what I eat. I will see how I get on and lower it if I need to. It does mean an 'overweight' BMI of 29 but currently that is the least of my concerns!

Ideally I now need to work on toning the flabby bits - I have yoga and Pilates DVDs but have yet to do them. I have many excuses but essentially I just cba...

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 18-Mar-13 23:38:20

<waves to laughalot and ikiboo and bint>

Welcome 3 girls

Can't believe some of you have lost 3 times what I have sad

Sure working nights fucks up my metoboslim sad

androbbob Tue 19-Mar-13 06:35:33

Bonjour!! Pushes cushions out of the way to get to the snacks!

Lying in bed contemplating getting a shower but cba! Will ned to shift this lardy ar*e shortly as need to check out of hotel, eat and be downstairs ready to function by 8am. Have enjoyed not having to cook for 2 days and some me time, but missing the kids. Should be out of here by 2 and home by 3 at the latest.

Have surprised myself with my food choices and restraint. Will need to crack on this week when get home as missed WI. Could go to one later this week but may not bother as usual WI is Monday. I did use scales at gym last friday as they do a printout, so will do the same this fri. Need to kickstart losses as too slow. Taken me 3 months to lose a stone. Want another one gone by end May.

KissMyGrits Tue 19-Mar-13 07:52:17

Hello Everyone! I started 11st 8.8lbs and I'm now 9st 11.2 lbs. Technically I'm not supposed to WI until tomorrow but I was so excited I did it this morning and my BMI is now 24.88, I'm healthy for the first time in about 6.5 years!

BadRoly thats very sensible, I don't know if I'll be able to maintain my target weight so I'm happy with an extra half a stone than I want. If that makes sense (it does in my head).

KissMyGrits Tue 19-Mar-13 08:11:07

Well done on your restraint androb!

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