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Slow, steady and PERMANENT weightloss- anyone want to keep me company?

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JapaneseBirdPainting Fri 19-Jan-18 06:45:25

Okay- here is my thinking.....I need to lose about 2 and a half stone- I'm currently 12 and a half stone. BUT, I have binge eating disorder, and whenever I go on 'diets' it triggers this. I have lost all sense of what is a normal portion, what eating normally is etc.

So, I want to go right back to basics. If I put in too many aims at once it all falls apart. So, I want to just make small, incremental changes to my life which hopefully add to bug changes on the scales.

So today is day 1 of week 1 and the little changes I want to make for this week are;

1. Drink aim- just water, herbal teas etc.

(I have been doing Dry Jan and it has made a difference to overall bloatedness, but I have been having sugary drinks and cordials etc.)

2. Exercise aim- 15 minutes of vigorous walking daily.

3. Food aim- three meals with lots of veg/ fruit in each meal.

I KNOW these are modest aims- but it is all I can cope with for now.

For breakfast I plan to have an omelette and some fruit.

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JapaneseBirdPainting Fri 19-Jan-18 16:41:45

I've made a great and really positive start.

I had an omelette for breakfast with rattatouille on the side then lunch at a greek restaurant- grilled lamb with lentils and greek salad.

Walked to the restaurant and back (usually a bus/taxi job).

Very full and so am planning just some veg soup for dinner.Currently sipping on fizzy water and lemon.

I figure even if I 'only'lose half a pound a week that's quite okay.smile

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stevie69 Fri 19-Jan-18 17:01:36

@JBP

Half a pound a week is fab. I lost six stones (14st 12lbs to 8st 12lbs). It took me seven years from start to finish shock. I'd drop a dress size, maintain for a while and then push on and do another.

The downside: yeah, it took a while. The massive upside: I haven't been left with loose skin anywhere and I put that down to not taking the weight off too quickly smile

Good luck. I'll follow your progress on here.

Bestbees Fri 19-Jan-18 17:07:37

sounds very sensible op. Maybe look for the no s threat in weightloss. It is a sensible slow process: no snacks, seconds or sugar except on days beginning with s.

Good luck!

JapaneseBirdPainting Fri 19-Jan-18 17:18:57

Oooh good to know about the S thread Best thank you!

7 stones is epic stevie. I feel very encouraged by your experience. I am a yo yo dieter (with frequent forays into bulimia) so this is like totally re-setting my whole relationship with food hopefully.

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lasttimeround Fri 26-Jan-18 08:09:19

Hi. This sounds really good. I hope you are making progress sticking to your rules.
We are doing something similar here, in case you'd like to join us.
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/weight_loss_chat/3127414-Healthy-habits-for-2018-join-me
I'm also increasingly aware of restricting and binge cycles in my eating coming from dieting

Chugalug Fri 26-Jan-18 08:13:50

Hello op ,I'm doing the same as you ..for the exact same reasons😋I started on 1 Jan ...it's hard and I've had a couple of days where I've ate to much..but I've just carried on as normal the next day...I'm trying to go to the gym....I've a lot more weight to loose than you..but I'm only aiming for a size 18 ..I'm a 22 now...see how I feel at an 18 if I feel like loosing more...

lasttimeround Fri 26-Jan-18 10:57:08

With my chaotic binge style eating I went first for 3 meals 2 snacks with times for each blocked off. If I go just for 3 meals I gorge esp at dinner because I'm scared of getting hungry. I guess depends a bit at how soon restriction (or thought of restricting) triggers excessive eating. So if you can't manage 3 meals try my way. I am hoping to get to 3 meals a day but over a really long time

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