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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)

northender Sat 09-Feb-13 15:19:12

After yesterdays pleasant surprise I'm right on it now to get under 17st as soon as I can. Keep it up everyone smile .

eightytwenty Sat 09-Feb-13 20:44:14

So have done my first 5k run today. Can't say I enjoyed it. And don't really (at all) enjoy running. But do feel proud of myself.

Food been ok last 2 days, but Thursday was a complete wipe out - lunch at a clients - full of unhealthy treats, fish and chips with kids and mid week chocolate.

Anyone else think they may have some kind of weird mirror thing? I know I'm thinner. My scales tell me so. My clothes are too big. I am getting compliments. But weirdly I don't think I look any better naked - still got the flabby stomach and thighs and too big bottom. While there is truth in all of that, I don't understand why I wasn't more self critical then - and why I can't see the mprovements now. Wonder if a camera might be the way to go.

SPBInDisguise Sat 09-Feb-13 20:57:09

Well done you two smile I am stuffed after too much creamy stroganoff
Eighty your body is changing slowly, so you're unlikely to notice a difference as its gradual. Which is why you have scales, baggy clothes and friends grin

eightytwenty Sat 09-Feb-13 21:16:15

Yummy stroganoff. Not had for years. Am going to cook for inlaws next week. Will aim to have moderate portion!

Am sure you're right spb. But also know I still have a long way to go.

steppemum Sat 09-Feb-13 21:28:13

did really well Thurs and Fri (fasted Fri) Then today 4 chocolate biscuits and pizza for dinner, and going to mums for sunday lunch tomorrow (sigh) will be yummy but I'll try not to eat too much.

I was wondering - if you used to comfort eat, what do you do now when you are feeling the need for chocolate? What is your new source of comfort?

SPBInDisguise Sat 09-Feb-13 22:22:53

I either resist or I give in and binge! No help I don't think.
TBH I still do eat a lot of chocolate but because I'm calorie counting it doesn't matter too much. I eat loads of salad and vegetables so I don't think I'm malnourished. So I do give in, but the extent to which I give in depends on my willpower

InMySpareTime Sun 10-Feb-13 07:27:07

Steppemum, find an exercise you enjoy and it'll give you the endorphin fix of chocolate but be good for you!
I still have chocolate, but just one, and I nibble at it, enjoying every last bit, instead of (as I used to) just hoovering it up without even really chewing itgrin.
Cake was my kryptonite. I had to step away from it for a good month to break it's hold over me, now I can eat a small amount and don't want any more.
I love cycling though, especially on a slightly chilly but sunny day, with the wind rushing past my facesmile way better than cake ever was, and it's doing me good.

SPBInDisguise Sun 10-Feb-13 22:44:17

NSv! I decided to treat myself to a bowl of pasta today and cooked way too much. Instead of just stuffing it in as I usually would and feeling sick, I decided as I was putting it out that there was far too much so saved more thn half for my pasta salad this week. My attitude is changing ( kind of). Still eaten loads this weekend but haven't gone all out

KatoPotato Sun 10-Feb-13 22:49:17

Yay SPB bit admit it... You're making billy beat pasta salad!!

reastie Mon 11-Feb-13 06:47:48

SPB that is a great bit of motivational news. Oh, and well done on looking good in the old clothes.

Weigh in - somehow I've lost 3lbs this week shock . A bit surprised as have never lost so much in one week before, it's usually 1 lb a week or occasionally 2. I've weighed myself 3 mornings in a row to check it wasn't a one off odd reading and it doesn't seem to be.

In NSVs I wore a pre preg dress all day yesterday. It was too tight around the chest and dug in when I bent down (I wore a cardi on top so tightness wasn't visible to others) but nonetheless I wore a pre preg dress <cheers>. Feels like I'm getting close to my old wardrobe now, got to keep working at it! One day I would love to try clothes on and actually think I look quite good in them

steppe it's an interesting question re: comfort eating. Not really sure how to answer it but chocolate is my nemesis. I have a low calorie hot chocolate for pudding once a day at lunch and for dinner I have 1 - 2 cubes of the highest cocoa percent aged chocolate I can find. If possible 90% cocoa. It's really really strong so I can't eat much of it but it gives me a chocolate fix (and I tell myself it's good for me as it's got iron in it!).

reastie Mon 11-Feb-13 06:49:22

Oh, and I have to add, according to todays weigh in I am NO LONGER OBESE according to my BMI, I am just overweight.Just. yyyyyeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh <does a little dance>

InMySpareTime Mon 11-Feb-13 07:38:06

Yay Reastie! I remember that feeling. I was just pleased when the Wii stopped saying "too high!" In that whiny voice, and went to a disappointed "oh". I'm now at a BMI of 27, and am pleased to report that the pitch of the "oh" gets more hopeful as the number reducessmile.

TheOneWithTheHair Mon 11-Feb-13 09:41:25

Morning everyone. Is your motivation high and your determined hat on this week? Mine is. There have been so many positive posts over the last few days. smile

I am 1lb down this week. It puts me back in the 10s. It may not be a safe one yet but it will be. I'm happy with that.

InMySpareTime Mon 11-Feb-13 09:43:59

Right, Monday weigh in, 9st 12, down 2lbsmile. I am exhausted today though, as I spent yesterday doing a Gang Show get-in, which I scooted 40 minutes to get to after a 30 minute walk to drop the DCs off. I had a cupcake after all that, with not a trace of guiltgrin. I will rest today, as I am backstage all week and need to rest where I can.
Cup of tea time now.

SPBInDisguise Mon 11-Feb-13 09:47:23

Congratulations hair and reastie, esp to no longer being obese, think of the improvements in your health! You've probably just added a few years to your life too. Enjoy wearing the dress, wonr be long before it's a bit big.
Lol at the Wii fit sounding disappointed smile
I am feeling motivated in a way but I know there's a danger it'll slide. If I can just get through today, tomorrow and Wednesday should be good and then ill be back into it for Thursday and Friday smile

SPBInDisguise Mon 11-Feb-13 09:49:16

Ooh well done imst. And you definitely deserved that cake!

KatoPotato Mon 11-Feb-13 10:22:03

Well done everyone! High fives all round.

A special mention to our first ever member of the 9st club!! May that Wii fit sort out its tone once and for all!!

eightytwenty Mon 11-Feb-13 10:27:24

Well done all. Great results!

1lb off here. 3lb more to get out of obese. Weirdly I am def a size 14 bottoms. 14 doesn't sound as if it should be linked to obese. But suppose I am at least at the bottom end.

InMySpareTime Mon 11-Feb-13 10:49:12

8020 I was in 12/14 jeans while still obese, I think it's because I'm so short, "obese" goes down to quite a low weight. If I could face going to a shop I'd find out what size I am now, perhaps next month. I slightly begrudge buying new clothes that no longer fit after a month or so. Especially those gap jeans I bought in November, which now hang like sacks, and are held up by a belt, but I won't ditch them until I reach my target weight, then I'll buy long lasting decent quality clothes to last me years.

SPBInDisguise Mon 11-Feb-13 10:51:09

And Kato have you been sneaking into ny fridge? I thought the big pile of billy bear ham had been going down when I wasn't looking? grin

northender Mon 11-Feb-13 13:10:14

Well done everyone, what a good week. I've had quite a good weekend except for a few drinks on Saturday night and will again tomorrow but will hope for a maintain as it's so soon after Friday's surprise loss.

InMySpareTime Tue 12-Feb-13 07:35:40

Is it about time for a new thread? This one's nearing capacity now unlike my clothesgrin

SPBInDisguise Tue 12-Feb-13 12:45:13

Hi everyone. How's everyone doing? I'm still ok...nit brilliant but managing to not binge smile
Imst, hair and Kato, would it be possible to meet up on the 11 April instead of the 10th? Still looking at all the options and trying to work out whether it makes sense for ne to stay over before the thing or after it.

SPBInDisguise Tue 12-Feb-13 12:47:15

No...scrap that, prob not a good idea

InMySpareTime Tue 12-Feb-13 12:47:25

I'm free either day

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