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slimsoon Tue 18-Feb-14 15:37:52

Join the dieters determined to be 52lbs lighter by Xmas 2014.

saladfingers Tue 18-Feb-14 20:01:12

It is so hard to keep motivated when you hit a plateau!

bigwellylittlewelly Tue 18-Feb-14 20:24:07

Plateaus are very hard to get through but you can do it!

OpposableThumbs Wed 19-Feb-14 10:54:12

Hurrah for a new thread!

Start weight: 14st 5lbs
Today: 13st 7lbs
Weight lost this week: 1lb
Weight lost total: 12lb

slimsoon Wed 19-Feb-14 15:38:15

Like opposablethumbs am at the 12lb gone mark.
Dropped a fraction over half a pound in the last week so into plateau terriority.
My goal is to have lost a stone by end of month - almost there.
Will be adding more miles of walking .

roosterroo Thu 20-Feb-14 19:15:42

A lovely new thread is everybody over on mfp?
Weigh in start 12st 7.8
Today 11st 12.6

Im roosteroo2014 if anyone wants to join over on mfp!
Next goal is to be 12.7st

peanutbutterandbanana Fri 21-Feb-14 19:55:06

Ooh, thought I'd lost you. No weight loss this week, but then it is half term. Not disheartened as I know now that this will happen. Looking forward to next week.

Racheyg, from last thread you asked about what I eat on the 5:2 on a fast day. I don't eat anything for breakfast. I then have an M&S Feel Fuller meal (320-350 cals) at lunch and then half a can of soup for supper. That works for me. I just don't want to be cooking, or doing any pre-cooking as I do enough blinking cooking as it is! I find that I am now looking forward to fast days just as a chance to eat less once in a while. I know that depriving myself EVERY day doesn't work for me, but twice a week is not a chore and it gets my body back in balance. First two weeks were hard though. Now I am in the groove and I really don't mind it.

bigwellylittlewelly Fri 21-Feb-14 23:13:57

Really really struggling. Baby dd is teething and sleeping in bursts of ten/fifteen minutes. Last night and the night before I had two hours sleep. Night before that I got three hours. Fairly predictably I'm sliding back into chocolate habits.

anyone any suggestions? I am so tired I feel constantly sick.

slimsoon Sat 22-Feb-14 17:13:30

Dark chocolate bigwellylittlewelly ?
Cut up loads of nice fruit and vege ( or buy it) and use honey as a dip.
Suck a slice of raw ginger or liquorice root to ward off nausea.
That feeling being ill because of no sleep is a killer.

I am really happy because am wearing
trousers I haven't worn since first getting pregnant with my first over 4.5(cough) years ago .

They are the largest of my slimmer self
trousers . I can't wait to fit into all my old clothes and buy new ones.
What do you do in between ?

WhenDoISleep Sun 23-Feb-14 11:15:48

Start weight: 13st 13lbs
Today: 13st 9.75lbs
Lost: 3.25lbs
Week: 7

So I am still going backwards. Life not great and the moment and I am falling into old habits. Is anyone else an emotional eater?

stoopstofolly Sun 23-Feb-14 11:44:32

Ohh. I'd forgotten about this thread! Joined in NY after horrendous Xmas- on MFP with lots of people I met here. It's been great- I love having people to talk to about weight loss (DH is sceptical after watching me start and fail so many times) and I like the MFP discipline. I'm doing 4:3 fasting as weekends are the only time we eat together as a family and the extra fast day gives me some leeway. Start weight 13 stone, was 11 stone 13.5 lb last Monday. Weigh day tomorrow- I'm keeping fingers crossed. Half term has been challenging but I have done my fast days...

bigwellylittlewelly Sun 23-Feb-14 11:45:38


I've thankfully stayed the same, but need to apply myself as I have no excuses. The vending machine at work has got me twice this week.

Iamapplesnotcakes Tue 25-Feb-14 14:06:14

no great progress here but thought i'd check in seeing as we've all gone a bit quiet.
Started at 13 13 on Jan 5 and am now 13 7 - so only 6 pounds off - not hitting the pound a week target

It's Feb that's been rubbish - messing around with the same couple of pounds on and off, so March needs a bit more focus.
But tbh even if I end up with 6 pounds every 2 months that's 36 by the end of the year - which would be pretty bloody good

Lurkers, how are you doing?

headoverheels Wed 26-Feb-14 07:21:19

Wow stoops, over a stone down, that's fantastic!

I've had a bad couple of weeks eating wise. The week before half term was v stressful for various reasons and I did a bit of comfort eating (am determined to crack down on this). Then we were away for half term which I find more challenging. So I am v relieved to have maintained at today's weigh in.

Start weight 13st 0lb
Current weight 12st 4lb
Lost 10lb in 8 weeks

Onwards and downwards! Next week is going to be a good one!

slimsoon Wed 26-Feb-14 08:30:37

start weight 213
today 198
total loss 15 pounds in 7 weeks

I am aiming for 160-165 . Recently at the doctors I was told to aim for 145 . I think that is quite low as I am a heavy boned 5ft 10in .
Not sure whose calculations she was following but her chart wasn't the Bmi type.

FuckyNell Wed 26-Feb-14 08:45:16

Ok I'll lurk no more iamapples grin

This is my third week (weigh in Friday)

Start 10.13.8

Last Friday 10.10.4

Am 42 and 5.4

Always been around 9 stone ish then stopped smoking and drinking a few years ago......and started eating instead!

My goal weight is 9.7

I looked on the website for bmi and apparently I can weigh 7.10 and still be a healthy weight? Too thin I think!

OpposableThumbs Wed 26-Feb-14 12:19:29

Wednesday weigh in.

Start weight: 14st 5lbs
Today: 13st 5lbs
Weight lost this week: 2lb
Weight lost total: 1 Stone grin

peanutbutterandbanana Wed 26-Feb-14 13:17:53

A better week this week for me. Down 2lbs from last week. But then I had put on a pound last week, so technically only down a pound from two weeks ago.

Total weight loss so far after 7 weeks is 12.2 lbs and am hoping I can hit a stone by next week. MFP has really helped me keep going. I log on every day and it has been an eye opener learning about calories in all my recipes and that by switching my food choices I can still eat a decent amount each day and lose weight. I'm doing 5:2 and the fast days are now not that difficult. In fact I quite look forward to them as they are like a rest from food and, if I have a binge (as does happen on occasions still), then a fast day really does sort it out. And it is great having the support from all the others I am linked into on there. I love seeing all of their weight coming off too!

Here's to a good week for all of us!

Rupeomatic Wed 26-Feb-14 15:02:49

Have had a tough couple of weeks - crazy busy and quite pressured. Weight has remained the same as two weeks ago, so 13 stone exactly.

Started noting down everything I am eating again today, and feel a bit more in control of life.

Well done to all who are sticking with it!

stoopstofolly Wed 26-Feb-14 18:53:32

I am a bit of a MN lurker blush
However, keeping an eye on this thread, and linking up with the people on MFP has been really motivational. I can't talk to anyone IRL about the diet- DH has heard it all before (he tries, but I know he doesn't expect me to succeed), DM has never needed to diet (that's a story in itself) and I'm paranoid about mentioning the Diet word in front of DD.... I've had some setbacks which would normally have derailed me completely, but I've managed to be sensible about it thanks to lots of wise words from people!

bigwellylittlewelly Wed 26-Feb-14 20:05:21

Shall we relist our MFP nicknames?

I could really use the support :-)

Mine is Gumble78

stoopstofolly Wed 26-Feb-14 20:56:38

Mines the same as my MN user name...

roosterroo Fri 28-Feb-14 19:10:23

Ok my fitness pal name roosterroo2014

I'm attempting 5:2

Start weight 12st 7
Today 11st 11

I have a new thing to try butter mint tea, tis great for fast day!

peanutbutterandbanana Sat 01-Mar-14 14:24:24

Hello - forgot to record my weight loss on Weds. 2lbs lost this week, which makes me 1lb down from two weeks ago (given that I put on a lb the week before). So slowly in the right direction.

My MFP name is Betsysbesty and I am finding MFP is what is keeping me on track.

Bigwelly - I will add you smile
#waves# to Roosteroo and Stoopstofolly

peanutbutterandbanana Sat 01-Mar-14 14:33:56

help -can't work out how to add someone on mfp without their email address. Can anyone advise please?

Thank you

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