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another motivational monday, another reason to continue

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StealthPolarBear Mon 10-Sep-12 10:31:52

New thread for those of us who need a little kick every now and again. Remind me of your reasons for doing this again? I need to be a healthy weight for possibly the first time in my adult life.
We all have blips. Days, sometimes even weeks off. And the scales stay the same or even go up. But long term, you should be losing weight and learning new habits to maintain. Think of it like house prices - they fluctuate and go down as well as up (apparently they do go up!). But over a long period of time you're unlikely to regret buying a house.
welcome yoghurt smile you'll find all the support and virtual kicks up the bum you need here.

yoghurtisnoticecream Mon 10-Sep-12 10:41:06

Thank you stealth smile

I will certainly need a few kicks .

StealthPolarBear Mon 10-Sep-12 10:46:02

<polishes best kicking boot>
I will start by confessing I've just had a chunk of cadbury caramel blush. However that will be it until my crispbread/houmous/cucumber lunch

TheOneWithTheHair Mon 10-Sep-12 11:00:04

Thanks for the shiny, new thread Stealth. I hope it's going to be filled with the same success of the last one. And a bit of success for me too.

What did you do with the rest of the bar? I hope you put it somewhere hard to get to so you can ration properly. grin

StealthPolarBear Mon 10-Sep-12 11:01:15

It's in the fridge smile but it is my "bar for having a piece of" not my "bar for eating in one go" iyswim.
I know... I have issues

BonkeyMollocks Mon 10-Sep-12 11:11:40

Marks place.

Today - so far so good.

TheOneWithTheHair Mon 10-Sep-12 11:20:11

Iswym don't worry. Good for you! grin

obrigada Mon 10-Sep-12 11:37:38

Ok if I join you?

StealthPolarBear Mon 10-Sep-12 11:50:05

of course obrigada smile Why do you want to lose weight, and what are your plans for doing it?

reastie Mon 10-Sep-12 12:01:26

Marking place. Things not going too well here today <gets ready for a good kicking>

StealthPolarBear Mon 10-Sep-12 12:24:18

What's up reastie?

sleepychunky Mon 10-Sep-12 12:38:17

Marking place here too - at work so can't post but will be back later tonight

InMySpareTime Mon 10-Sep-12 12:53:03

Marking place so I can get it on the app.

reastie Mon 10-Sep-12 13:01:03

Just really hungry stealth and eating too much - really getting me down but don't feel strong enough to deal with hunger. Also because of work and getting barely any sleep all week end I haven't been to the gym in over a week and will only get to go once this week - I think I knew things would get worse when I went back to work until I settled into my new routine but it's still frustrating.

I'm wearing my size 18 jeans today but they are so tight I can't get the button on and the zip is pretty snug fit, but they make me feel like I'm achieving something even if they won't do up given I was a size 22 just over 2 months ago.

TheOneWithTheHair Mon 10-Sep-12 13:09:43

reastie just wondering if a DIY, low fat graze box would help at work? I think is fab you've lost 2 dress sizes. And in only two months. Don't worry about today. You seem pretty determined to do this so don't let one day hold you back.

slothprincess Mon 10-Sep-12 13:13:28

Thanks for the new thread Stealth. I'm just marking my place here as I'm not doing that well this week.

reastie Mon 10-Sep-12 13:18:40

theone it's been more like an off week if I'm honest blush . Nothing even too bad, just eating more than I was before I was back at work, Oh, and I'm not quite 2 dress sizes less yet, more like one I just made myself squeeze into these jeans today as my other ones fall down and I refuse to buy a new pair in the hope I will fit in these properly soon

sloth why not so well?

LardBean Mon 10-Sep-12 13:24:01

Room for a large one?

StealthPolarBear Mon 10-Sep-12 13:28:51

reastie, that's brilliant - sounds like you've done so well so far. Don't let an off week put you off.
Hi LardBean smile

StealthPolarBear Mon 10-Sep-12 13:29:28

what would you put in a low cal graze box?
Ned some inspiration as it sounds liek a good idea

eightytwenty Mon 10-Sep-12 13:32:22

Great new thread stealth.

Welcome newbies.

Reastie. Chin up. That is fab progress. It's much harder to Fit exercise in when back at work. But shred is good for time poor! Though I'm still resisting today. Also try to have as much protein as possible. I'm sure that is the solution to hunger. Though I refuse to go low carb.

I posted earlier but lost it I think. 2lb on after holiday. At least I'm in good company this week. But I have realised I've lost and now regained those 2lb since I got back from France a month ago. Need to work harder to hot December goal!!! Lunch was lentil and bacon soup and hummous with v yummy crisp breads (which I thought were 39 cals each, but are only 9 cals. So started with 3 and ended up having 6! But still better than toast).

Just need to navigate 2 day trip to London and hazards of hotel food and coffee aka cake breaks. Own snacks is probably the answer!

LardBean Mon 10-Sep-12 13:32:36

A hard boild egg? Approx 78 Cals and mostly protien.

reastie Mon 10-Sep-12 13:42:30

Healthy graze box? mmmmm. Maybe rice cakes? I know they're for children but I really like the Annabel Karmin tomato rice and corn snacks hmm . I love the food doctor soy nuts as they really fill me up and are a good source of protein, but they aren't that low in fat or calories.Dried fruit? Would be interested to hear others' ideas too.

reastie Mon 10-Sep-12 13:44:22

Forgot to say, thank you so much for your encouraging comments - really helps - think without this thread I would have just given up ages ago. At present I'm considering giving up work for many reasons (although in fairness I'm always thinking about giving up work since I returned from mat leave!) which would free up lots more time to go to the gym. Wish we were more financially secure though as not sure it's fair to DH for me to stop working.

MrsPnut Mon 10-Sep-12 13:45:39

Great new thread.

I'm not feeling so motivated this monday but will try again tomorrow.

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