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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.

BonkeyMollocks Mon 10-Sep-12 14:16:07

Well i have just snaffled a tuna bagutte, but if i have something light later hopefully i can come in on cals .

Welcome newbies !

Realised today as i was scoffin bagutte that my goal for Christmas is not going to happen if i keep having days weeks where my heart isn't in it.
2st 4lb by xmas! Still doable? confused

Love the idea of a graze box. I bought some dried apple and mango today and they are both lovely. Defiantly hits the sugar craving!

StealthPolarBear Mon 10-Sep-12 14:21:05

I think so bonkey but ikwym , I o the same, put it off and put it off then realise I'm running out of time. I want to be 11st by end of Oct (so near enough a stone off) then 10st by Christmas. seems doable but I'm not doing it.

obrigada Mon 10-Sep-12 14:27:07

Thanks for welcome Stealth, want to lose weight in order to look and feel healthier, am fast approaching 50 and feel about 10 years older, energy levels low. Going to use the next few days to set up a healthy eating plan starting on Saturday - am on a week off from work next week (badly needed) - and going to use that time off to kickstart a healthy regime!

StealthPolarBear Mon 10-Sep-12 14:30:03

Good for you smile
Right, graze box, as of Thursday. Good plan about egg, if I cut it into quarters, especially. Carrots, celery, apple. Ryvita things snapped into 4.

TheOneWithTheHair Mon 10-Sep-12 15:04:36

Welcome newbies. I forgot to say that before. blush

I have no idea what to put in a graze box but the others have some good ideas.

I just bought some delicious satsumas for the dcs but there may not be too many left by the time they get home. How many cals in a satsuma?

<goes of to google>

TheOneWithTheHair Mon 10-Sep-12 15:06:01

Ooo only 18. They could go in a graze box too. smile

KatoPotato Mon 10-Sep-12 15:07:06

Good afternoon all! Stealth I like what you've done with the place, it looks very... Motivational!

Thanks for everyone's lovely wishes, my DH has been an absolute star and I think DS has been a welcome distraction for everyone too.

My goal is 10st for by xmas as a starter, with a target of 11st by Halloween (no particular reason) I am 11st 8 today so think it's achievable so long as I keep away from the cakes and chips and keep up my exercise schedule!

Had a meeting this morning with a colleague I've not seen since 3 stones ago! Was nice to see her reaction but again I'm rubbish at responding to compliments!

Oblomov Mon 10-Sep-12 16:00:49

Marking place. Thanks Stealth.
Am trying to decide what my goal for Christmas should be.
I should be 9 stone, so I should aim to be under 10. Which would be an 11 lb loss. Which may indeed be achievebale for some. But as we all know, I neither gain weight, nor lose, even when I really apply myself.
So I really don't know what to aim for. Maybe 10 1/2 is more realistic.
I know you might all scoff at me only losing 4 lbs, which is what most of you lose in a week, but I wonder if it is physically possible for me to lose even that.
Off to read the rest of the thread, and the end of the old one.

StealthPolarBear Mon 10-Sep-12 16:10:12

Oblomov, no one is scoffing. I tend to find I lose weight when I first start, at the moment I'm struggling to do 1lb a week. I think you have less to lose than me some of the rest of us too, so that is harder as its a bigger proportion of your overall weight.

Oblomov Mon 10-Sep-12 16:13:41

Have read end of old thread.
Sorry for Stealth and Kato's loss.
I was errr, kind of wondering. I find it hard to keep track of who is losing. I wonder if we could have a summary, like a congratulations post, maybe once a week. Listing and thus rounding up, all those losers, who we need to encourage.Then I could see who has lost and congratulate them. Or is that not a good idea, Stealth?

TheOneWithTheHair Mon 10-Sep-12 16:24:33

Well I'm easy. I haven't lost in about a month but I will this month you wait and see. <determined>

You are not alone when it comes to it not moving.

Oblomov Mon 10-Sep-12 16:28:49

I have been very very good , today and testerday.
Shall I make you mouth WATER wink
We had friends over for BBQ. I made Char sui Tenderloin of pork - Hoisin sauce, 5 spice, ginger, soy, garlic. Was divine.
I also made bbq huge racks of ribs :paprika, sea salt, cayenne pepper, mustard powder, black pepper, oregano.
and ketchup, cider vinegar, honey, Worcester sauce, garlic.
I made salad: sweetcorn, beetroot, cherry toms, cucumber, spring onion.
There was minted new pots, plain new pots and green salad.

And I ate the remains for lunch today.
Trying to remember when I last ate anything bad. Has been a few days, I think.

BonkeyMollocks Mon 10-Sep-12 16:31:59

I am with you there. i haven't lost for about a month either and gained 1 lb!

I have 3 months to get my arse into gear!

KatoPotato Mon 10-Sep-12 16:53:04

I was 12 9 at the start of the original thread. (14 7 to start last June) today I'm 11 8 so celebrating a stone off since start of the club. no regular pattern of loss, many stalls, loss after eating rubbish but not when good... Just keeping it up and enjoying Friday weigh days instead of Mondays!

KatoPotato Mon 10-Sep-12 16:53:39

And thanks Oblomov for the food porn!!!

reastie Mon 10-Sep-12 17:11:27

I like the idea of stats every week to see how much everyone has lost/gained so we can support and congratulate - do we set a day (maybe Friday?) and write on here our gain/loss and then everyone who wants can copy and paste and add to the list (or do phones not do copy and paste)? [clueless]

fivegomadindorset Mon 10-Sep-12 17:11:43

Afternoon all, will catch up later feeling a bit wobbly so just scoffed some granary bread and marmite.

KatoPotato Mon 10-Sep-12 17:16:37

I suggested a shared googledoc (like on MFP) but not sure who's all keen?

BonkeyMollocks Mon 10-Sep-12 17:35:27

I don't mind a shared google doc (no idea how to use it) but I ma up for it. may help me stay on track!.

Just had a slight wobble, ds has been invited to a pool party and I am petrified of water, he has never been swimming before. No idea what we are going to do yet. I felt the need to comfort eat, so i munched my way through a handful of grapes and I feel better! No shit has passed my lips!

MilkshakeMaker Mon 10-Sep-12 17:36:56

Hello every one, I havnt been on here for a few days but have been very well behaved and weighed this morning and now.11st8 which is a loss of 4lb since last week! and I've done a sneaky weigh in every day and its been 11.8 since Friday so def safe to say it Wahoo!

Stealth and Kato I'm so sorry to hear both your news, my thoughts are with both of you and your familys, glad to see you are both still here though..

All of these losses is great, it just goes to show its our hard work and support to each other that really does the trick, so good!

reastie Mon 10-Sep-12 17:53:58

I've never done googledoc kato but would do it if someone told me how . Can we do it on MFP or do they not do that kind of thing

bonkey what are you going to do re: pool party?

milkshake well done

fivegomadindorset Mon 10-Sep-12 18:11:12

restie don't beat yourself up about it, if i lack sleep i east way more.

Oblomov I saw your thread about the ribs, did cutting the spice bits in half help?

Welcome newbies.

yes to a googledoc or whatever

Bonkey could someone go with him? How old is he.

I think I may have started a revolution today, which wouldn't be bad if they weren't prisoners hmm

BonkeyMollocks Mon 10-Sep-12 18:11:33

I think google doc is better. Not every one is on mfp, and I only use it as a counter.

I'm going to try and get dh to take him this week so he has at least been to a pool. Problem is, the only time they can go is thurs eve after 6, which is too late really. Ds is knackered with school at the moment. Will have to play it by ear.

I am considering telling dh to take a sicky or at least finish work abit earlier so he can take him. confused . I honestly don't think I could do it without crying blush . I don't want ds to pick anything up from me iyswim!

Well done Milkshake ! smile

KatoPotato Mon 10-Sep-12 18:17:42

Right, I'm officially volunteering to create the googledoc. Details to follow!!! (be good to keep my fragile emotions occupied in the evenings)

I think for now if everyone posts their username and a starting weight (real or modified if you're feeling self conscious) we'll make the date effective from today :0)

BonkeyMollocks Mon 10-Sep-12 18:20:06

Starting weight : 12st 9lbs
Present weight : 12st 4lbs


I was 12 a few weeks ago.

<kicks self up arse>

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