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Lost weight but it's finding me again

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catseverywhere Sat 09-Jul-11 08:29:14

Have lost approx 3.5 stone since September of last year, by eating less (and more healthily most of the time) and going to the gym. About a month ago I was 9 stone 10. Just been on the scales and am a fraction over 10 stone.

I know why. Following my divorce last year which ended my 23 year marriage, I have been in a new relationship for about 6 weeks, and am happier than I can remember being in a long time. Problem is, I am making lovely meals to enjoy with my new partner, we have a couple of glasses of wine with dinner quite often, and I am regularly eating breakfast for the first time in years.

My partner has gone on holiday today, gets back next Saturday, when I leave for a week's holiday with my family (holidays were planned before we got together), and I need help to get back into the mindset I was in that helped me lose the weight in the first place. Some people can't eat when they fall in love, sadly I seem to have gone the other way!

I think I'll go to the gym every day this week (swim a mile one day, hour on the treadmill the next), but it's the food thing I am struggling with. I just had a major battle of wills with myself in the kitchen, where I found myself about to make a bacon and fried egg sandwich on a giant bread roll which, according to the packet, has just under 300 cals in it.

I don't want the weight to come back - I have just taken 13 bags of my 'fat' clothes to the charity shop and don't want to be buying clothes that big ever again.

LieselVonTrapp Sat 09-Jul-11 11:41:33

You dont need to go back on diet, just remember you can do most things but increase your water and exercise and reduce your carbs

catseverywhere Sat 09-Jul-11 14:28:54

Thanks for replying - I've been having a mooch around this section of the site, and like the look of the low carb eating. I'll definitely give that a go this week smile

foreverondiet Sun 10-Jul-11 08:27:34

Honestly I gain and loose 4lbs every weekend/week! You can loose 4lbs in a couple of weeks but you do need to get your head around eating a bit less.

pasqueflower Sun 10-Jul-11 17:49:55

But keep up the habit of having breakfast, and watch portion sizes, alcohol and carbs. They're the diet wreckers. My rules are to eat as little bread as possible (i.e. hardly at all), alcohol only at weekends and no carbs ever after 7pm.

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