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mrsfiddymont Mon 19-Aug-13 09:58:30

That would be me sad.

I have weighed in this morning at 12 2, my heaviest EVER. I have hovered around 11 10 for over a year, not doing anything about it. This morning I could actually cry, I would if the dcs were not here.

In the grand scheme of things I know this isn't the end of the world but dear god I'm feeling every pounds of it today. I am hoping that by starting this I can make myself accountable and achieve better health, knees and back are bad. I am away shortly and need to make good choices, don't want fad diet, just sensible eating and exercise. I'm just rambling now but needed to get this down.

SparkyTGD Fri 04-Oct-13 16:58:13

11 st 4 today grin

welcome cookie but you're going to have to change your name! We mustn't think of cookies...

tea we have a takeaway with wine every weekend and I'm still losing because its what I'm eating (or not eating) every day that is helping.

I used to always have a filled baguette/Panini for lunch and often a scone with coffee in the afternoon. I now have soup & bread most days for lunch and only snack on fruit. Haven't really changed the evening meals. And so far (about 3-4weeks later) its definitely working.

mrsfiddymont Fri 04-Oct-13 17:06:22

tea I know the feeling very well of only losing a pound, I want pounds, lots of pounds off every week grin.

grin at your name cookie, welcome.

sparky well done, feels great to see the numbers going down doesn't it?

Definitely bagging yesterdays 11 5 as for once, I didn't weigh today!

teaandkittens Fri 04-Oct-13 18:46:27

welcome cookie....mmmm cookies wink

Thanks for the encouragement sparky you've made me feel better about my meal tonight... One blow out does not equal disaster I guess. That however does not mean I can have two puddings

mrsf congrats on the 11.5!

I was up a pound this morning. How?! I eat salad! so same as last week 11.9 angry maybe eating a big meal tonight will kick start the metabolism for next week!

mrsfiddymont Fri 04-Oct-13 19:15:21

lapse doesn't mean a collapse......cue the clichés grin.

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 04-Oct-13 19:26:05

Welcome Cookie hope you find this thread useful its been good for me.
I did quickly weigh myself this morning but want to weigh myself when I've finished bf my dd might be lighter if the boobs have been fully drained grin

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 04-Oct-13 19:27:04

Oh and well done on the weight losses this week everyone's doing so well

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 04-Oct-13 19:58:59

Ok I was 13.6 1/2 now I'm 13.4 and 1/2 am happy with that last night scales were saying I'd put on smile yey it may be slow but its in the right direction and I'm still getting the odd biscuit get in

cookielove Sun 06-Oct-13 00:26:32

Oh I completely forgot I joined this thread blush

Back at work next week I'm gonna start seriously then. Till then I may be some what naughty!

So do we weigh in on Friday's and report hiw well we've done or not so much?

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 06-Oct-13 10:12:20

Yep Friday is weigh in day!
I've not been following any diet just cutting out biscuits and crisps etc and walking more its coming off slow but its coming off so that's ok smile

SparkyTGD Sun 06-Oct-13 10:15:26

Hi cookie, yes usually weigh in on Friday to stop the urge to weigh every day (can vary so much & be disheartening).

Share tips, reassurance that we're on the right track etc.

Sounds good Wishful, I weigh in the morning, it would definitely be more in the evening IMO, because of food/drinks consumed.

SparkyTGD Sun 06-Oct-13 10:16:07


Good morning grin

SparkyTGD Tue 08-Oct-13 09:47:15

How's everyone getting on?

I'm pleased with how I'm doing but had a stark reminder today that its still early days, a photo of myself taken a couple of days ago & I still look overweight sad

Hoping its not going to flatten my enthusiasm because I think seeing the scales drop some pounds has made me feel I look slimmer (even if its just in my head grin). Onwards.

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 08-Oct-13 10:52:26

Yeah I know what you mean sparky I do feel slimmer but my tummy still looks big in pictures.
I'm concerned about my upper arms aswell they are terrible sad its from putting on and losing weight before they are saggy and I've been exercising but its not making any difference not sure what to do they looked better fat tbh sad

mrsfiddymont Tue 08-Oct-13 16:40:05

Yep, I feel less bulky but I'm still tubby. Feel like I've been "being good" forever....I WANT CURRY AND BEER!!!! grin.

mrsfiddymont Thu 10-Oct-13 08:13:45

Thinking of name changing to MrsWeighsInEarly grin...once again I am bagging my weigh in a day early at 11 3 gringrin, one lb to go then I've lost a stone grin[griin][griin]grin.

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 10-Oct-13 08:52:23

That's brilliant smile you're doing so well mrs

SparkyTGD Fri 11-Oct-13 08:29:29

Well done Mrs, we're getting there grin

11 st 2 today, my weight loss is slowing but I think that's normal, I've read that 1-2 pounds a week loss is ideal.

Another 2 pounds and I will be officially 'not overweight' grin according to BMI.
And about halfway to my goal (although I'll be pleased with anything under 11 stone).

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 12-Oct-13 11:51:37

Well done sparky. I did weigh in yesterday but forgot to post it! I'm 13.3 and 1/2 so another 1 down which is ok as I've not been able to do as much walking this week (bad weather!) but on the plus side I've been told unprompted by 2 family member that I've lost a lot of weight and bumped into a lady from work who told me I look amazing (I could have kissed her!)

mrsfiddymont Sat 12-Oct-13 18:01:19

well done sparky and*wishful*. 1-2lb a week is definitely the way to go, slow and steady wins the race grin.

Am very envy at someone noticing your weight loss, you must have been grin from ear to ear.

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 12-Oct-13 18:48:47

Thank you mrs its been nice its given me a little boost which I needed this week.
I've started doing arm exercises everyday in an attempt to do something about my awful bingo wings please everyone cross your fingers it works.
What exercises is everyone else doing?

SparkyTGD Sat 12-Oct-13 18:55:29

I do Zumba, its been really good for toning, my legs (and arms) definitely have a better shape.

Plus fast walks with the dog, just picking a route that takes about 40mins then trying to walk faster every time, dog not impressed sometimes, I'm like "come on, stop sniffing!" grin

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 12-Oct-13 18:58:45

I have fancied trying Zumba but don't know if I'd feel too self conscious not got a good sense of rhythum and would be bigger than most people there but it does look fun

SparkyTGD Sat 12-Oct-13 19:09:28

There is a real mix at my local zumba class (small town) some people very overweight, some average, a couple of slim fit types (me in a few months hopefully!!)

I think it helps if you like dancing though, its not dance but is quite dance-y.

mrsfiddymont Sat 12-Oct-13 19:44:29

blush no exercise here!

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 14-Oct-13 20:25:18

I know its not Friday but I just weighed myself and I'm 13.1 and 1/2 I know this sounds lots but I'm so happy smile I've lost 53 pounds since dec didn't realise it was that much

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