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Getting healthy and losing weight through the power of MOTIVATION

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Motivational Monday - where we are motivated to stick to our diet and exercise plans for the rest of the week.
Progess logged on Kato's spreadsheet (if you want to of course)

reastie Mon 12-Nov-12 07:55:20

joining I have 'gluten sensitivity' - before giving it up I had a constant dull feeling tummy and sporadic stomach aches etc, after I gave up gluten if I did try eating it my reaction was alot stronger - stomach pain for up to several days, fainting from pain, unable to move shock - even having salad cream with a teeny amount of wheat in was enough for me to get a reaction. I wish I had known before I gave up gluten (unhelpful GP ignoring me leading me to take an exclusion diet upon myself) that if you do have a reaction to wheat and gluten you could have coeliac disease, but, to be tested for it, you have to have eaten gluten for a length of time before the test or it won't show up. I had to put myself through alot of pain in order to have the test! So, if you do think you might have a problem with gluten (wheat is in gluten) please see your GP about testing you for coeliac disease as the longer you become wheat free, if you are intolerant/allergic to it the harder it will be to reintroduce it in your diet before the test. HTH <voice of bitter experience>

TheOneWithTheHair Mon 12-Nov-12 09:45:59

Morning everyone. Another Motivational Monday and another weigh in. I've lost 3lbs this week and at 11st 3lbs I am beginning to think about that 10st bracket. I know I shouldn't as it could take weeks but it is tantalisingly close.

How are you all doing today?

InMySpareTime Mon 12-Nov-12 09:59:27

Maintained this week, although oddly I weighed before and after faffing about on the wii for 20 minutes, and had "lost" half a pound in that time. I seem to weigh less on Wednesdays than Mondays, perhaps as I make my own lunch in the week and don't go to cake-laden parties
Well done Hair it's all starting to pay off!

reastie Mon 12-Nov-12 10:45:05

IMST if a wii is that good I think I should get one wink

Went out to get DD fleecy PJs (bought the sweetest gruffalo all in one one!) and came home with that plus a really nice cord jacket. The kind I can wear to work but also at home with jeans. I used to have one (well, still do, but it's too small still) and wore it all the time. The good news is I had to buy a size 16 grin , the bad news is I'm £50 lighter in the wallet hmm

KatoPotato Mon 12-Nov-12 11:31:00

Damage report is a-okay! I'm now 11stone on the nose. That's after a week of curry, no gym, chocolate and crisps galore!

TheOneWithTheHair Mon 12-Nov-12 12:27:56

envy Kato that never happens to me.

Size 16 is fab reastie. I bet you feel great.

Thanks IMST. A maintain is good given the big party you went to at the weekend.

KatoPotato Mon 12-Nov-12 13:36:21

Hair I imagine I'll spend all week in the gym and eat pure protein and gain 2 lbs!

New target is 10st 7 for xmas....

Reastie Huge stinging high fives!Welcome back Milkshake!

Hi everyone and well done - sounds like a good weigh in this week

littlemissstan Mon 12-Nov-12 14:49:33

I am slinking in, tail between my legs... So I decided to try the 5:2 thing, which was a disaster really - tried it for 5 weeks, put weight on, did nothing to improve my bingey relationship with food. Bah.

What I SHOULD have done was stick with you ladies for a bit of support and motivation! So like nochips I am back with renewed determination. I have booked an appointment with my wedding dress maker in April - seems ages away, but it's only 6 months, and I have 2 stone to shed in them.

Well done everyone who hasn't fallen off the wagon!

KatoPotato Mon 12-Nov-12 15:47:28

Welcome back!! Yes, I tried for one week but I knew it was too faddy and rife for cheating!

Back up on the wagon you come! Theres been no munchy boxes to report!

TheOneWithTheHair Mon 12-Nov-12 16:13:56

Welcome back to everyone who's decided to get back on the wagon. smile

reastie Mon 12-Nov-12 16:27:41

Ohhh little how exciting re: dress appintment (although admit I'm a bit shock that you need to book it so far in advance). FWIW I haven't done the 5:2 thing as I know I would just eat more on the 5 days to make up for the 2 fasting days so I wouldn't lose weight.

You know, I'm realising, most (normal/slim) people actually don't eat that much. I know I had that revelation about slim people not eating much, but I think I didn't realise how much I ate before I started this (and I still know I have to rein it in some more). I might have the same lunch as a friend and be all envy about how slim she is compared to me, but, it turns out, she would have a small breakfast and not a snack mid morning whereas I'd have more breakfast and lots of snacks. ALso this time last year I'd eat the same dinner as DH but then he'd go off and bath DD and I'd go and raid the snack cupboard and eat more when he wasn't looking blush .

TheOneWithTheHair Mon 12-Nov-12 17:14:57

reastie don't get disheartened. The more you realise where you're falling down the more you are capable of changing your habits. I hope this isn't going to sound rude but when you joined the thread you were very worried about being hungry. You stuck with it and you seem to have adjusted fine. You can get used to more changes but do be careful of those iron levels. You're doing great! smile

reastie Mon 12-Nov-12 18:32:03

Thanks hair you're right, I was v worried about hunger blush . I'm getting there slowly although I'm remembering how much I used to eat at my adult slimmest (which was just nudging in the 10stones) and how much I eat now and I still have alot to cut back on confused . You are all so lovely and supportive though thanks

littlemissstan Mon 12-Nov-12 19:11:26

Thanks reastie - that was EXACTLY what I was doing, hungry two days and totally out of control on the others! The dress appointment doesn't h e to be nearly so far in advance, just trying to give myself a fighting chance of being a bit slimmer ;)

Lardbean Mon 12-Nov-12 19:48:34

Well done everyone this week esp reastie on the size 16!
Forgot to weigh this morning so will tomorrow

eightytwenty Tue 13-Nov-12 11:47:45

Hi all. Have updated spreadsheet which looks better than it is 'cause I hadn't done it in ages. In real terms a 1lb loss. Slow progress.

KatoPotato Tue 13-Nov-12 12:02:21

Hi Eighty

now... who's broke the sheet? It wasn't me, promise!!

eightytwenty Tue 13-Nov-12 12:33:58

Me?! Yikes. Did spot that the total wl wasn't recording. But don't think I touched that column. Or is there something else I've done?

KatoPotato Tue 13-Nov-12 13:42:57

Yoinks, I've no idea! And re-reading I didn't mean to make it sound like I was blaming you! I'm sure someone on a computer will be able to fix it!

Oblomov Tue 13-Nov-12 17:35:41

sorry I haven't been around much. Have been struggling. will try harder, promise.

It will have been me, sorry. Will loook at it.

What are you struggling with oblomov?

TheOneWithTheHair Wed 14-Nov-12 08:03:28

Morning everyone. I'm doing ok this week I think. I'm never really very sure. I'm hoping it doesn't go wrong on Friday as I have a night out.

Anyone know any low cal cocktails? (Wishful thinking)

InMySpareTime Wed 14-Nov-12 08:09:59

It's the sugar that'll get you with cocktails. If you get shorts they have less calories, but then you'll drink more.
Avoid the creamy ones obviously, Black Russian might be alright if you get diet coke.
The trick is to sip drinks slowly, not use the straws. That way you always have a drink in hand, but never get too drunk then think a kebab is a great idea
Get lots of exercise on Friday daytime, then you'll have "earned" cocktail calories and won't feel in the slightest bit HTH <knows slightly too much about cocktails given I don't drink them>

TheOneWithTheHair Wed 14-Nov-12 08:17:11

Haha. I don't like the creamy ones but I may google mojito.

I thought it was the alcohol that had all the calories?

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