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Success in losing weight slowly?

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50Sometimes Fri 27-Oct-17 15:12:04

Any stories?

I am on a long-term quest to lose weight (about 2 stone) and maintain. I've lost one stone already, over 9 months on-and-off, just changing habits. I can't "starve" myself as I get crabbit and weak. I just need a bit of support for the next stone!

Did any people here do this successfully, or are in the middle of it? Any things that you found helpful or worked especially well? Any challenges?

BastardGoDarkly Fri 27-Oct-17 15:18:02


I lost a stone over about 6 months. I've managed to maintain, but I really wanted another 1/2 off, just lost motivation.

My nemesis is bloody bread, I love it.

I'm back on the wagon, and would love 7 pounds off by Christmas.

50Sometimes Fri 27-Oct-17 15:25:52

yeah, same for me, its toast! Otherwise I'd be size 8. There's a thought!

I have cut down though.

Whenever I have ambitious plans they usually go awry. So the slow way, I'm quite pleased to have lost a stone. I lost half a stone in the Spring, took the Summer off (stabilised actually as never put the weight back on), started again in Autumn and lost another half a stone without extreme measures - in fact was quite surprised how it came off.

But feeling a bit tired of it just now - I think that does happen. My "Summer break" I think really helped with that. Helped me stabilise too. Maybe you just have to keep going? Not weigh yourself too much. That way get nice (and realistic) surprises but longer term?!

50Sometimes Fri 27-Oct-17 15:27:50

Still, I am bored with it. Fancy a packet of jelly babies even as I type. I think that means time for lunch. Baked potato, coleslaw and cheese. God, I'm so fed up with it grin!

SpoonfulOfJam Fri 27-Oct-17 15:36:03

It's taken me nearly a year to lose my 3rd stone.

I've been eating very healthy- just the tiniest calorie deficit as I got so bored of dieting. I've increased my activity at the gym over the last 6 months . Spin classes have really kick started the weight loss again.

buggerthebotox Fri 27-Oct-17 15:43:44

I feel your pain! I used to be slim, but the weight has crept on over the past couple of years. I've lost around a stone and a half through MFP-ing but God it's boring. I sometimes fall off the wagon due to special occasions but it's a constant battle. I don't starve but I'd so like to eat anything I like.......

I mainly stick to my routine like glue.

I don't eat breakfast (haven't for years) and I'm starving by lunchtime. I usually eat a couple of pieces toast, or some fish fingers, or sushi plus a low'calorie dessert. I have a cup of tea and maybe a Rich Tea biscuit around five, then some more toast and a dessert again. I keep some calories for a snack later.

I eat pretty much anything but in small doses, up to 1200 cals a day. If I exercise, I count it but I don't eat it back.

I'm slowly losing weight.

I think my advice would be "everything in moderation". smile

BastardGoDarkly Fri 27-Oct-17 15:59:09

Jesus Bugger how do you survive on so very little? I lost a stone with slimming world (not very well thought of here I know) but I can stick to it, as I don't have to get hungry!

Don't you get hangry? angry ?

beela Fri 27-Oct-17 16:06:28

I've lost just over 2 stone since January doing No S. It's slow and steady... I was averaging 1lb per week but I've really slowed down now. That makes sense though as I'm now in the 'normal' bmi range so I am probably naturally eating the right amount to keep me there.

I like No S because it's about sustainable habits, not calorie counting.

There's a thread running on this board - come and join us if you like smile

buggerthebotox Fri 27-Oct-17 17:10:25

bastard I'm a bit of a nibbler, and I probably eat more than I think. But no, I don't get really hungry and I can go a while without eating. I try to distract myself if I need to. I have a bath or go for a walk to take my mind off food!

I'm not even slim, though! I'm ok-a 12- but not really slim. I lose about a pound a week. I'm 5'4" and 58. I used to lose half a stone a week.

I get "hangry" sometimes - after a sleepless night, mainly. Then I can't seem to stop eating.

I put on weight at around 1500 cals, and lose slowly at 1200.

buggerthebotox Fri 27-Oct-17 17:13:15

PS: I mean an "old" 12, not a "vanity" stretchy 12.

50Sometimes Fri 27-Oct-17 17:28:45

Hangry, thats a new one grin.

I sort of eat a normal diet. But have cut back on the toast. Even cut back on the wine though replaced occasionally with gin. Smaller portions. But I'm not low-carbing or 5:2 ing or 4:3 ing or anything really I've done in the past, yet am losing weight faster. However, breakfast is morphing into lunch unless I'm really hungry, and so in reality, like buggerthebotox, skipped half the time. Also, most nights I try and finish eating by 7 p.m. But nothing is set in stone.

I'm feeling unwell at the moment so thats probably fuelling my boredom and self-pity.

It will all be worth it though come Spring!

50Sometimes Fri 27-Oct-17 17:30:52

I also need to be quite low calorie, maybe 1000 most days to lose - probably my age and inactivity (health issues).

50Sometimes Fri 27-Oct-17 17:32:25

If I lost 2 kg by the end of the year I'd be happy. If I lost 3 kg it would be a very nice xmas present to myself smile

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