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NOW, or NEVER, no EXCUSES thread part 4.

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Tortoise Fri 29-Mar-13 11:02:06

Here we are, thread 4 grin .
Time for me to have a large kick up the arse and lose weight! (After Easter!)grin

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Mon 24-Mar-14 14:01:56

I'm back. I had a really good week and had lost a lb by Saturday morning. I then ate a lot over the weekend and was 2lb up on Saturday this morning! So 1lb up on last week. Very annoying.

I am now doing a healthy internet food order to try to lose those 2lbs again!

artyanklet Mon 24-Mar-14 15:23:42

I did manage to get to the nurse for my weigh in after all - I have put on but I am not going to get too down about it! I put on 1.6kg. I have a normal week this week so fingers crossed I have a good week - I really don't have any excuses.

Zalen Tue 25-Mar-14 13:28:59

Hi everyone, not a good weekend diet wise, I was 12st 5.4 this morning that was 2lb down on the day before. I had a very good weekend otherwise though, drove down to London on Friday on a mercy mission carrying orange juice and coco pops to poor, starving student, DS1. Took him out to dinner, took him shopping and we went to the theatre and saw Versailles at the Donmar.

On Sunday I took DS2 to play crazy golf and then we went out to dinner at Pizza Hut as he said he'd never been there, (he has!)

Definitely need to start behaving after Wednesday once grading is complete and I have my new belt smile

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Thu 27-Mar-14 15:28:37

Hello all

I hope you're all having a good week. I'm a bit miserable as I have a cold and it's just been a busy few days. Dd2 has been unwell and both girls are really tired and just need the end of term. After good intentions at the start of the week I did terribly. I ate a lot of cake on Tuesday and then a whole tub of ice cream. I don't know what came over me, I have never done that before. I justified it by thinking 'I have a sore throat'. Anyway today has been better, so far I've had a lovely salad with avocado, beetroot and roasted vegetables so I'm feeling really good. I have no plans for tonight yet so it might just be a mushroom omelette.

Zalen, congratulations, which belt are you now? And well done on the loss, you'll be in the 11s soon. smile

Zalen Thu 27-Mar-14 15:52:41

Brown belt with a black stripe now and DS2 is on the same, we both passed grading this week, me last night and him on Tuesday. It always puts the pressure on once I know he's passed as I don't want him to get ahead. There's an element of competition in that but also just the fact that I really want us to both get black at the same time. Call me sentimental but I think it would be really cool to grade for our black belts together.

I've not been good today, too many cakes and such to celebrate surviving grading, back on the wagon tomorrow or the new clothes I've started to buy won't be fitting me for very much longer sad

Zalen Mon 31-Mar-14 08:59:47

Monday morning weigh in, 12st 4.2, that's still 0.4 up on two weeks ago, this isn't going well sad

artyanklet Mon 31-Mar-14 15:17:13

oh no Zalen - hope you are back on track after your well earned celebrations.

I am feeling very pleased with myself - 1.8kg loss, great news after putting on last week (am really pleased now that I turned down a chinese takeaway Saturday night!) Lets hope it continues.....

Hope everyone else is doing well

Zalen Mon 31-Mar-14 15:31:05

Thanks arty, I think I'm getting things under control, we'll have to see how this week goes with DS1 home from University for Easter. There's always a big temptation to get in takeaway's, chinese and pizza, to celebrate when he's home.

Well done on your loss, 1.8kg, that's an excellent loss and well done on turning down the chinese takeaway, let's hope I can do as well over the coming fortnight smile

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Tue 01-Apr-14 00:26:15

Zalen, well done on your grading, that's wonderful news. Good luck with eating well while ds1 is at home. Arty, well done, 1.8kgs in a week is brilliant.

I didn't get round to weighing myself today, I ate some leftover cereal from dd2s plate and remembered that a. I don't do that anymore and b. it's weigh in day and I have to do it on an empty stomach and obviously that mouthful of food would make me put on 4lbs not the red wine I consumed over the weekend, or the two puddings I ate, nor the mini eggs or the Mother's Day chocolates!

I need to take control again. I know I can do it. We're going to the seaside for a few days on Wednesday. I am going to try to show restraint!

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Tue 01-Apr-14 07:44:12

What was I complaining about? Stepped on the scales and I was down 1.3lbs to 131lbs. Totally undeserved so to say I am pleased is an understatement.

So I started march at 131.2lbs and finished down .2lbs!

Zalen Tue 01-Apr-14 10:51:58

Ah but Johnny, just think how far down you'd have been without that mouthful of cereal grin

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Tue 01-Apr-14 11:38:44

Lol grin

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Thu 03-Apr-14 14:55:55

Hello all. A good week so far. At the seaside and so far I have managed to eat really healthily. This morning I had toast and fruit for breakfast and completely avoided the pastries and cooked breakfast option. I actually didn't fancy them so it wasn't a hardship. At some point I will have fish and chips because it has to be done. grin

Hope everyone else is having a good week.

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Mon 07-Apr-14 09:03:21

I had my fish and chips but didn't enjoy them that much. They weren't worth the calories sad.

Anyway I am really pleased that I ate healthily on holiday with a couple of snacks and only put on 0.4lbs! We're visiting inlaws up north this week so it'll be harder to not snack.

Hope everyone has a. Good weigh in.

artyanklet Mon 07-Apr-14 15:10:15

I am pleased/relieved as I have stayed the same this week. I have had one of those weeks that when I have been good I have been very very good and when I have been naughty I have been dreadful!

DH is away this week so I must behave, I really don't have any excuses.

Hope everyone else is having a good weigh in.

Enjoy your few days away Johnny

Zalen Mon 07-Apr-14 16:30:13

Weighed in this morning, 12st 6.8, up over 3lb on my lowest point, not been a good weekend, I've been on-call and it's been insane, I've been getting barely 4 hours sleep a night and that in small chunks. I've not been eating properly and I've been too tired to care.

This is getting out of control and I need to rein it back in, no on-call for a week after tonight and I need to get things back on track. I've bought a big pack of tic tacs, the plan is to have one of those when I want to eat something. They're 2 cal each so even if I scoff the lot (which I'm trying very hard not to do) that's only 200 calories and should be worth it if they can stop me snacking.

Well done to Johnny and arty and good luck to anyone still to weigh in.

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Mon 14-Apr-14 09:21:38

Zalen, I hope you've had a better week. How are the tic tacs doing? Is it working?

Arty I hope you had a good week.

I had a few days away last week and found it impossible to diet or eat well. The part of the country we went to just had little pubs with non healthy options and I took the view that if I'd had a fried meal I may as well go the whole hog and have a pudding! So I put on 3lbs. I suspect it may have been more but I was quite disciplined over the weekend.

We have visitors today so it'll be one more day of heavy eating! Then it'll be a week of soup and salads.

Does anyone have any plans for Easter? For us it's not really any different to a normal weekend except dh gets two more days off work. I have bought dh and dds about 10 little chocolates (sheep shaped, bugs, bunnies etc) as they prefer those to large eggs. I'm intending to not have any myself. We might go on a few walks or small trips out but other than that it'll be a relaxed Easter. No relatives! smile

artyanklet Mon 14-Apr-14 15:25:35

Oh my goodness! I certainly don't deserve this but I have had a weight loss of 3.2kg!!!! I even got off the scales and re weighed. Am in shock. I was hoping to stay the same as I know that although I have eaten well for meals and during the day time - the evenings have just been plain awful! So that said I have now got to be very very good for the next 2 weeks (as no weigh in next Monday due to it being BH) as this is the lowest I have been for a very long time!

Happy Days gringringrinshock

Hope everyone else has had a good weigh in ............

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Wed 23-Apr-14 12:47:21

I'm back! I haven't had much time for either mumsnetting or dieting recently.

I have had a busy couple of weeks with dds off school. We went away for a couple of weeks and did lots of entertaining.

In the last week I have generally eaten healthily but as well as having 3 healthy meals would have lots and lots of chocolate. Annoyed with myself as I have shown no self control. At least I have got back into the habit of mealplanning. When we run out of chocolate in the house I might go back to 'normal'

Today I have had one piece of toast, two cups of coffee and 3 medium sized chocolate eggs stolen from dds.

I'm just about to go shopping to get some vegetables to roast and curry.

I have no idea what I weigh but some of my new trousers are not fitting as comfortably as they did when I bought them! I am going to try to come on here every day and tell you what I've eaten as an incentive to be good.

I hope the rest of you are doing better. Arty, 3.2kg is amazing! It must have given you such a boost.

artyanklet Wed 23-Apr-14 16:43:48

Hey Johnny - hope you are nearly at the end of the chocolate! I have been good and not eaten any chocolate at all! (polishes halo) but I have eaten a couple of hot cross buns. Other than that my healthy eating has been really very good. I am slightly worried that the last weigh in was wrong but saying that it has given me the boost that I needed to get back into the swing of things and generally be good!

I have now gone back to work after having a long time off, yesterday was my 1st day back and I got home at lunchtime absolutely starving and craving anything and everything. I am so pleased with myself as in the past I have just helped myself to whatever was at hand but I didn't this time - I had a pear. It really helped as it was juicy and sweet. After I had finished it I then was able to prepare my sensible lunch. I did this today as well. Can't believe I have never thought about eating this way before! I have always eaten my fruit as a dessert at mealtimes. I have also made up some individual jellies.

Hope everyone is being good, no idea if I have lost this week, I hope so - feel like I have. Fingers crossed. Will find out Monday afternoon although on Friday not am I out for lunch but for an evening meal too so will have to try and resist.

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Wed 23-Apr-14 17:04:49

Ooh, I haven't had a pear for ages. I might buy some. I find a piece of fruit does stop those hunger pangs. I do eat a lot of apples and bananas as snacks nowadays. Even if I've put on weight recently I do still eat quite nutritious food.

Lunch today was a chicken salad and I'm now frying veggies for a curry.

artyanklet Thu 24-Apr-14 21:00:10

How was the curry Johnny?

Nearly at the end of a very long week - phew! So far so goo on the healthy eating - really pleased with myself. Tomorrow is going to be tricky as I am out for lunch and dinner and I want to eat sensibly but I know the temptation will be there. Will report back!

Hope everyone else is doing well

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Fri 25-Apr-14 14:22:34

Curry was good but I made so much I'm sick of it!

Not sure if the diet is going well. I met a friend for lunch yesterday and had a chicken kebab thing with salad. I think it was quite low in calories but some dressings and sauces have lots of calories.

Today I took dd2 for a pizza and I had a chicken salad. Realised in the middle of the meal that I'm planning to have chicken salad for dinner tonight so lots of variety... Not.

I went shopping yesterday and bought some non sale clothes! I still want to be 10 lbs lighter but as I'm unlikely to get significantly smaller I can finally justify spending money on clothes.

So I bought a black dress, cropped beige trousers and a stripy tshirt, all for the summer.

I am guessing zalen is off work as that's where she mumsnets from. Hope everything is going well for you zalen.

Zalen Mon 28-Apr-14 10:37:56

Apologies, I've not been around for a while, I've been in hiding because the diet has not been going well. I think I gave myself permission to slacken off over a month ago when my parents visited and I have struggled to regain control since then. At the worst I went back up to 12st 8 and that was when I weighed myself, there were times I knew things would be bad so I kept clear of the scales.

So I decided I had to rein it in and have been ruling myself with a rod of iron and I think I've finally got a better handle on things. As of this morning I'm down to 12st 0.4 so I'm under 170lbs, just a whisper away from being in the 11s grin and less than a stone from a healthy BMI.

Glad things have been going well for you guys, arty 3.2kg is a fantastic loss, well done and Johnny enjoy the new clothes.

cookieowner Mon 28-Apr-14 12:01:31

HI all, sorry I haven't posted in a while, sounds like you are still determined to lose weight. I am now down to 10 4 so one pound away from an overall loss of 3 and half stone
Still feeling it is going very slowly but am prodding on with the hope I WLL one day reach my target weight , even if it has taken 18 months so far!
Arty I cannot believe you lost over 3 kg in a week
that's amazing really! Well done

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