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Just found the scales :(

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JammySplodger Sat 27-Apr-13 18:10:31

They were hiding under a wooden chest in the bathroom. Haven't seen them for a while and somehow ... 13st 10lbs. I'm 5'9".

Not quite sure how that happened but I think I'd like to loose a little of it. Any suggestions in where to start?

I know I need a bit more exercise, I'm a reasonable cook (as is DH), but I think I'm probably guilty of snacking and comfort eating a bit too much.

Should I give myself a target weight? Should I start with tackling snacking, or what I eat when? Should I just try and cook smaller portions? Not sure what to think about first.

Feel I possibly ought to change my NN too.

Theironfistofarkus Sat 27-Apr-13 18:13:37

My fitness pal is the answer. I started using it this week and it has really helped me. Calculate what you think your BMI should be, put it into the programme, say how quickly you want to lose weight and you are off!

Theironfistofarkus Sat 27-Apr-13 18:14:38

Ps don't be sad. Think of it as an opportunity to change your health and have a revamp!

MinnesotaNice Sat 27-Apr-13 18:16:10

Low carbing worked for me. I followed it strictly for 2 months after the birth of DS2. Lost roughly 25 lbs (sorry, American so I don't do stones) in that time. Haven't gained it backed in the 2 years since I stopped LCing. Good luck!

JammySplodger Sat 27-Apr-13 18:27:23

I like your positive thinking Their - what's a fitness pal, is it a planner online or something? And I'm not too sad (well a little sad as I was going to treat myself to a rare take-away tonight), more surprised, I think it just crept up on me a bit.

I think quite a lot of my snacks are carb heavy Minnesota so I could just cut them down/out as quite an obvious starter.

Theironfistofarkus Sat 27-Apr-13 18:33:06

www.myfitnesspal.com/

It is a free app/online tool. It tells you how many calories per day to reach your goal and calculates the no you have eaten each day as you go along. It really has made me think about the calories I am eating. I knew peanuts, for instance, were high calorie but had NO idea how much of my daily intake a smallish packet would be. I shall never inadvertently shove down a bowlful before dinner again (well maybe not anyway!)

Theironfistofarkus Sat 27-Apr-13 18:35:22

Ps. never thought of myself as a Their, more of an iron fist but Their is much nicer!

JammySplodger Sat 27-Apr-13 19:23:16

Have now got my specs on and iron fist does make more sense - couldn't work out what to do with the spare letters after their.

I've looked up my BMI (currently overwieght, no surprises there), and according to the NHS calculator I should be somewhere between 9 and 12 stone (126 - 168lbs). I was thinking 11 stone would be a good weight to aim for so I'll go for that.

fitness pal looks like it has alot on it, don't think I've ever calorie counted (from food or exercise) so that'll all be new to me.

Theironfistofarkus Sat 27-Apr-13 19:36:06

The iron fist is something of a term of art. Best of luck Jammy. Dieting is actually quite satisfying once the first pound or two starts to come off.

JammySplodger Sat 27-Apr-13 20:06:26

Thanks smile Look forward to needing a belt to hold my jeans up once more!

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