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The Crap Dieters Thread

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Nancery Wed 12-Feb-14 23:41:02

A place for those of us who regularly fall of the wagon, to gently ease each other back on, or at least to put the second creme egg back in the box...

Following a previous thread, it appears I am certainly not alone in not sticking to anything which will help me shift the extra blubber. Young DC's and hectic lives make quick fixes, or large glasses of wine after they've gone to bed, far more important (at the time) than sensible meal planning or finding time to devote to working out.

Howevet, I am going to Cornwall in April and want to use that as a starting point for feeling less ghastly this summer. If I don't lose much weight, at the very least I don't want to put any more on!!

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YouseewhathappensLarry Thu 13-Feb-14 14:33:42

Hello thought I'd come and join you, I've started slimming world but I suspect once I stop tanking wine and eating biscuits while the kids are in bed the weight will fall off, I guess this thread can help us offload our stress too after all that's one of the biggest diet sabotagers.

noswingpark Thu 13-Feb-14 15:13:25

Can I join too? I'm afraid I fall into the category of 'crap dieter'. I tried a vlcd, was so determined but it wast to be. I'm unhappy and know that even a stone off would be brilliant and make a difference so why did I eat a whole huge toblerone last night? sad

Nancery Thu 13-Feb-14 16:27:13

Hello everyone and thank you for joining me!
I too reckon that if I stop a) finishing DS's leftovers, b) mindlessly eating things like bread, cheese and chocolate and c) drinkng so much wine it should make a difference here. However, when I have made conscious efforts before (religiously did the 5:2 for, er, two weeks but as well as fasting only had VERY healthy dinners, filled up on soup etc I lost precisely... Nothing.

I went to buy something to wear for my sisters wedding today. Failed miserably and went home and cried. Still f**ked off now but no idea what to do as the wedding is on the 22nd and nothing I have fits (or if it does, I resemble a sausage bursting out of its skin.)


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Nancery Thu 13-Feb-14 16:27:56

And yes, you're right, stress is a major diet sabotager!

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noswingpark Thu 13-Feb-14 18:27:37

I'm going to start religiously on Sunday, for 2 reasons mainly. Tomorrow husband has said he is making a quorn pie (I'm vegetarian). Then on Saturday night he is singing (club singer) and I'm going along to watch <or check nobody chats him up>
Its so hard though, I have a hair cut in the morning and seeing myself in the big mirror just makes me cringe.

Jinglebells99 Thu 13-Feb-14 18:29:43

I should join you too, although I just made pineapple upside down cake and eaten some, so maybe I should start tomorrow?! smile

Holliewantstobehot Thu 13-Feb-14 18:44:13

Please please can I join? Have put on about two stone this year due to a lot of stress (ds has additional needs and is not having a good year so subsequently neither am I) and I feel so unhealthy and unfit and crap about myself.
I am saving up to go to France next year and really want to go slim and happy. I just eat mindlessly because I feel so tired and worn down.
They are off to their dads for two days tomorrow so want to have a rest and start eating better. Also go through my money and see if I can afford the gym.
Have realised that ds could carry on the way he is for a long time yet and I have to find a way of dealing with the stress and tiredness without carbs grin
Waves at op from wet and windy cornwall!

Nancery Thu 13-Feb-14 21:05:27

Thank goodness you've all joined me!
I am writing this while swigging a glass of wine after eating some bread and cream cheese (I fell asleep putting DS to bed and woke up ravernous - genuinely!) and I really need to be more organised about meals (hopefully cooking things ready to re heat when I get downstairs, that kind of thing.) I find waiting for food when hungry close to impossible so end up picking, which ain't great, so need to try and get rid of that temptation.
I also, stupidly I realise, ate too much snacks stuff today after the horrible shopping experience; it was kind of like a 'fuck it, I'm fat anyway' gesture I suppose.

How much do we all want to lose? I am, I think, about 12.5 stone and want to get back down to ten. Ironically when I first hit ten stone several years ago I was mortified! My weight is largely round my middle and upwards (ie from the knees down I look fine!) and I find being very 'Apple shaped' very hard to dress in a flattering way. And don't get me started on the massive upper arms...

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YouseewhathappensLarry Thu 13-Feb-14 22:13:19

I'm 12 stone 7lbs at the moment , my target is 10 stone, all my nice clothes are size 10 and desperate to get back into them again. Size14 is just fitting me at the moment.

Nancery Thu 13-Feb-14 22:21:09

Pretty much the Same as me then, apart from I was never a size 10 it was more like 12

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Nancery Thu 13-Feb-14 22:22:19

I also tend to wear very loose stuff anyway, I don't like anything particularly fitted, so even though I wear a size 16 if it HAS to fit , i generally wear things like tunics

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Nancery Thu 13-Feb-14 22:26:08

Yesterday I started a thread in chat about being a crap dieter and someone suggested I look at this so going to have a browse now...

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GinOnTwoWheels Thu 13-Feb-14 22:32:54

I am the queen of crap dieters. If I lost 10 measly pounds, I would go from 'slightly podgy, nothing in my wardrobe fits' to 'looking fabulous, can wear it all' but can I do it? Like hell I can!

I had a couple of good days this week but then we had a load of meetings at work, which meant endless supplies of yummy buffet food and DP is working away for most of next week and half of me says I can concentrate on having just healthy food for me and then the other half thinks I will just live on crisps and prosecco hmm.

Nancery Thu 13-Feb-14 22:50:58

10 measly pounds? You lucky bugger!
I suppose a couple of stone may not seem a big deal to someone who needed to lose twice that though and I don't seem to be able to get my shit together with that either .
Until now... (Think positive, must think positive!)

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LadyOnARooftop Thu 13-Feb-14 22:51:11

So in the last year I have joined Slimming World (twice), have WeightWatchers online, have tried 5:2, MFP and low carb. I have not stuck to any of them.

I have a beach holiday in June and a 5* break in Barcelona in August. I do not want to be fat for either. I currently weight 14 stone, and would be happy at ten and a half.

I sit on my backside all day, the only exercise I get is 2 hours dance classes a week, although I do love exercise so need to sort this out.

I am considering SlimFast (sob).

Nancery Thu 13-Feb-14 22:56:34

Okay, fellow Crappers, let's get our shit together - we all seem to be in the same boat and of the same ilk, and we also al know how awful we currently feel. So, let's try and crack it?! Even if it's simply improving our diets it ought to make a difference, and not just to waistlines.
Had a look at the Eat a Better thread and it us quite inspirational. I also like the idea of being healthier generally and it's very good for that. I think I need to, at least at first , get organised and stop the mindless chomping.
(If I pledge to give something up it never works, I tried with booze in Jan and saw sod all difference in anything.)

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Nancery Thu 13-Feb-14 22:57:32

ladyonarooftop the prospect of a beach holiday would make me cry at the moment!

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LadyOnARooftop Thu 13-Feb-14 23:07:33

You'd think I'd be super motivated as spending 11 days in a cossie is filling me with dread but no!!

Right well tomorrow I am going to aim for no mindless snacking and/or bingeing, just see if I can get through the day as this is my downfall. I have also downloaded Marissa Peer 'You Can Be Thin' to my kindle, a friend recommended it, see if it will spur me on a bit...

Holliewantstobehot Thu 13-Feb-14 23:24:49

I am 17 1/2 stone and could cry. I would like to be 11 1/2 as I am really tall so would be slim at that weight. I have also tried weightwatchers, slimming world, mfp and failed at all of them.

I am going to start tomorrow and just try to eat three healthy meals and maybe a couple healthy snacks. I think I just need to take it a day at a time.

I have paul mckennas stop emotional eating book but have not listened to it or done the dvd or finished the book. blush because ds not sleeping at night and by the time I get him off to bed and finish tidying up I am knackered! I will try and restart tomorrow.

Heres to us all having a good day tomorrow!

Nancery Fri 14-Feb-14 06:52:04

Sounds a good plan Holliewantstobehot, one day at a time and the meals thing. I find that once I've had one bad day then everything else goes totally to pot.

Good luck for today (DS up so can't write more!)

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supermariossister Fri 14-Feb-14 17:54:54

can I join you all? I used to be about 10 to 11 stone. lost my mum shortly before last Christmas and seem to have just taken comfort in snacking on shit rather than anything decent. was at the nurse yesterday for my depo and brought up the weight issues and she agreed thst it was a problem. even though I walk everywhere and often and am eating better am finding it really hard to lose any weight at all. she suggested coming off the depo to the implant but I'm really not sure have read such horror stories and get on so well with depo aside from the weight. I am around 13 and half stone and want to get back to previous weight. I like to do zumba at home but am very conscious of joining any classes at all , bit of a loner!

LadyOnARooftop Sat 15-Feb-14 18:27:36

Well yesterday and today haven't been a disaster. Less snacking, and I gave up a latte yesterday and had herbal tea instead!

Weighed myself in Boots today, a bit less than I thought, 13st 10lb, will weigh again in a week or so.

Am going to re-join the gym near work tomorrow, if I organise myself I can get a half hour workout in before I start, or go on a lunchtime if quiet. Just hoping little changes here and there are going to start adding up. Don't want to be crap anymore sad wink

LadyOnARooftop Sat 15-Feb-14 18:28:34

Sorry forgot to say hi to supermario - sorry for your loss thanks

Nancery Sat 15-Feb-14 22:10:46

Wrote a response yesterday but it didn't appear! Got friends over this weekend, will post tomorrow as can't properly now! X

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