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badgerread Sat 15-Jul-17 09:01:50

I'm 5'3 and have just got on the scales at 9'11. It's really getting me down. Especially as I found a diary fron 3 years ago and I was over a stone lighter! I feel really uncomfortable and flabby. I run 5k 3x per week but just find I binge eat crap. I've tried every diet going but can't seem to stick to it or lose the weight quick enough. I'm now thinking of trying MFP again.

What would you recommend? I'm a single Mum of two (12&8) and work full time in am office environment (just to give you an idea of my lifestyle)

Thanks in advance!

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FlightyMare Sat 15-Jul-17 13:37:15

Maybe look at why you 'binge eat crap'? Are you not eating satisfying enough meals, or are you eating the crap when you're not actually hungry?

Perhaps rather than starting a prescribed 'diet', could you aim to eat 3 meals a day with no snacks as a starting point? Then look at making your meals as healthy as you can.

ppeatfruit Sat 15-Jul-17 17:44:43

That's not very OW at all. Just cut out the crap (take a healthy lunch to work with you). Cut right down on caffeine,fizzy drinks and alcohol. If you OD on it. Have water, green tea and mint tea instead.

Walk more, it'll drop off!

Dozyoldtwonk Sat 15-Jul-17 22:48:32

You're in the healthy BMI range (just), so firstly stop being so hard on yourself.

Drink more water, move more (walk, run, work out at home when DC in bed) & watch your portion sizes. But the biggest thing of all would be to look at the binge eating crap - why, when, what are the triggers? Are you eating enough at meal times, are you bored, lonely etc.

Good luck, OP.

badgerread Tue 18-Jul-17 07:53:08

Thanks everyone. I think you're right in that I'm just not eating sensibly. For example I wouldn't have breakfast then be starving by lunch and buy a fat laden meal deal. I find it's when I get in from work, the children have eaten, I can't be bothered to cook so pick on rubbish in the cupboards. Last night I made sure I was busy until dinner time and made a salad. I also had breakfast yesterday morning and this morning. I'm now 2.25 pounds down. It really is a matter of back to basics and changing my habits. I just hope I can stick to it...

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ppeatfruit Tue 18-Jul-17 11:14:31

If you eat healthily when you are actually HUNGRY and stop when you're FULL (so don't eat breakfast from habit) then the weight stays off.

It's a good idea to notice when the scales are creeping up (or in my case when my clothes are getting tighter!). It saves having to go on a crash diet when we are very OW!

qwertyberty Tue 18-Jul-17 23:53:04

There is no right or wrong diet plans, it just finding out what plan works best for you.
Without joining a group there is things you can do to help yourself.

Keep a food diary, write what you had and when you ate. Be honest with what you are eating and how much. Eat fruit between meals to stop being too hungry.
Weigh food out. This can actually help you realise how big your portion sizes are.
Plan, plan and plan. Make a meal planner and stick with it. Make a shopping list and stick to it, don't buy stuff just because its on special offer (its usually high fat naughty stuff). Prepare vegetables/food either the night before on on the morning. So all you need to do is turn on hobs/cooker and cook the food.

It will be tiring and frustrating for the first few weeks but it becomes easier. Also don't dwell on a bad day and try and move on, we are all entitled have a piece of chocolate or cream cake now and then.
The key to success is hard work, but with hard work comes the rewards. Good luck

revolution909 Fri 21-Jul-17 23:03:41

Just lie previous posters have mentioned your weight aint that bad! I'm your same height and I'm close to 9st but not quite (i think I'm 9st 3 or something like that I understand KGs better!) but you see, I'm already tiny, you can see my chest bones, clavicle (amongst other bones) and I'm a size 6 / XS. I train 6 days a week though and that makes a HUGE difference. SO eat sensibly and do some cardio and strength training. You honestly don't have much to lose (if any, you could easily just tone up)

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