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The one where we get into our old jeans

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Seer Sat 17-Aug-19 17:55:46

Hello @TantricTwist and @DottieLottie1 ☺️

We're close to 1k on our old thread and I thought I'd start this one whilst I remember and the other one is still open so I can point you to it!

We can finish the other one first if it'll make anyone itch leaving it unfinished 😀

Here's to getting to our goal weight/sizes during this thread! 🥂 (The next one we'll be maintaining!)

TantricTwist Sat 17-Aug-19 20:34:15

>>waves<<

DottieLottie1 Sat 17-Aug-19 21:50:02

😘

DottieLottie1 Sat 17-Aug-19 21:53:46

Can't weight (sorry wait winkhmm)til at goal and can try and maintain. 1 stone 3lb to go.

I'm a bit jittery over how I will maintain. I'm probably going to e terms stats into MFP and see what it suggests and then slowly week by week add into my diet. What are your plans once your there?

And yes, can't weight (grin) until I'm in a lovely pair of new jeans!

TantricTwist Sat 17-Aug-19 22:34:44

@DottieLottie1 grin

Seer Tue 20-Aug-19 08:37:28

I've been giving a lot of thought to maintaining @DottieLottie1

I think the main challenge for me is finding a way to keep a weekly check on my size/weight but not being too obsessive with it.

I will continue 16:8 fasting but really don't want to calorie count in the longer term. I'm thinking I'll monitor calories/weight as I increase my intake until I find the sweet spot where I'm stable.

Ah also... I will be much more focused on my size after holidays/Xmas/operations etc because I know that's where most of my excess weight came from last year!

Last Nov I was 'only' a stone up from where I am now (caused mainly by being sedentary after an op I believe) and then the combo of Xmas and and a big holiday added a further 7lb by May!

Seer Fri 23-Aug-19 20:49:43

And here we are @DottieLottie1 @TantricTwist, @Threadbaretoe ☺️

DottieLottie1 Fri 23-Aug-19 21:52:37

Checking in 🤗

Threadbaretoe Fri 23-Aug-19 21:53:54

Found you! Thanks for the directions.

DottieLottie1 Fri 23-Aug-19 22:11:42

Hi @Threadbaretoe smile nice to have some company! Anyone is of course welcome wink

What method are you using? Ive been low calorie since mid May, having never dieted before. Was working really well but I have stalled. I've not gained so that's a plus and it's only been an 11 day stall... tho hard to take when I've been losing weight regularly. Let's see how the next few weeks go.

Threadbaretoe Fri 23-Aug-19 22:20:05

I have been calorie 'counting'. Being mindful of the total number of calories being under 1200, but not counting exactly.
I have never had weight loss as fast as this and put it down to combining the cc with intermittent fasting. I eat within an 8 hour window. I did this to help me be more disciplined about what I eat (not snacking in the evening) but I think it has really boosted the weight loss.
I enjoy the intermittent fasting and will definitely stick with it.
My loss is slowing now, but I guess that is to be expected, especially once in the 'healthy range' as you are

TantricTwist Sat 24-Aug-19 00:10:31

Lol at @Seer reaching exactly 1000 posts on previous thread by stretching out the last post into 3 posts grin

Hi @Threadbaretoe and welcome. Good to have you on board to help out @DottieLottie1 at her plateau and in general - like me not getting anywhere at the moment it feels.

B - Fast
L - 2 x cabbage coleslaw in wrap with feta cheese and mango chutney confused grin I wanted to use up what's in the fridge. Glass of OJ.
D - Lentil and bacon soup
Snacks of fruit juice ice lolly's

Seer Sat 24-Aug-19 14:12:47

I'm a big fan of IF too @Threadbaretoe I tend to fast for 16-20 hours week days. It works well for me as I don't mind missing breakfast anyway smile

DottieLottie1 Sat 24-Aug-19 19:35:30

Hi all,

Travelled most of the day to the West Country. Stopped at a service station but didn't get anything other than a Coke Zero.
By the time we arrived it was more or less dinner time. So BBQ- Steak, Chicken wings, chorizo and corn.

I'm now sitting out in the lovely evening sunshine sharing a bottle of Prosecco with DH. Bliss....

Low calorie day, not sure I'll be able to stick to it throughout the trip....

TantricTwist Sat 24-Aug-19 22:59:30

I went to the beach with friends for a pic nic and had Prosecco, artichoke hearts, peppers, olives a tiny bit of baguette with cheese and some delicious watermelon. Had some Haagen daaz when I got home and that's it. I walked about an hour or so, so there was exercise involved. The sea was lovely and warm and the sunset was gorgeous

DottieLottie1 Sun 25-Aug-19 14:18:36

I'm doing something similar today @TantricTwist , we are at the beach and it is sweltering. DH just did bbq burgers for himself and the DC. I declined but that's nothing new to them.

Loads of walking over the next few days too. Dinner out but Pre-ordered-

Roast chicken
Roast pork shoulder
Tear and share breads
Salad
Olives
Chutneys
Cheese board

As long as I don't go overboard shouldn't exceed 1500 today.

smile

TantricTwist Sun 25-Aug-19 19:16:26

The weather's gorgeous isnt it @DottieLottie1 but yes bloody swealtering. Your spread sounds delicious.

I had a very long unplanned glorious walk along the seafront with DD. We had 2 Rowntree's watermelon ice lolly's each as they come in a 4 pack when we briefly popped into a shop to buy water. I also had 2 small bites of DD's cinnamon roll from Gayles Bakery, so delicious. Actually I also bought some of their sourdough bread, totally forgot about that.

For dinner we'll be having bbq ribs, spring rolls and chicken shish kebabs with corn on the cob.

Seer Mon 26-Aug-19 10:25:22

We're on a boat tour up the coast today after my usual breakfast here of the best fresh (still warm) focaccia in the world!

Going to Milan tomorrow which should be interesting!

I'm going to be interested weighing myself when I get home - have eaten quite a bit but walked tonnes so hopefully not too much damage done!

Hope you're all enjoying your amazing weather - I think it might be hotter than here!

DottieLottie1 Mon 26-Aug-19 13:15:46

Lots of walking and swimming planned for today. We are at a beautiful oldie worldy cove.

I'm going to steal a couple of the kids chips for lunch and dinner will be a pasta dish of some kind. Finished off with a little Prosecco and almond liqueur.

Not done badly calorie-wise but doubt the scales will move in the right direction hmm

Enjoy the weather, whether your home or abroad grin

TantricTwist Mon 26-Aug-19 15:47:27

@Seer sounds amazing, fresh focaccia mmmm heavenly, plus a boat along a gorgeous coastline. I love boat rides.

@DottieLottie1 the oldie worldy cove sounds gorgeous, it'll be like being at the Mediterranean.

I've been picking up and ferrying the kids and their friends around to make sure they make the most of the day at the beach esp DS he needs a good push in the beach direction lol. I'll spend the day sorting out the front and back garden which have been neglected somewhat as I've been at the beach 2 days in a row and am in the zone to garden (which I never usually am)

I've eaten 2 slices of sourdough bread today with butter. Later I'll have a salad and maybe puff pastry with roast veggies on top baked in the oven. The DC will be having pizza and the puff pastry thing if they want and I might make them some ice cream or not as they have friends over up to them really.

I've put on some denim shorts which fit but they were bought before I put on the weight on top of the weight. Obvs I'm glad they fit but sad they're not looser.

DottieLottie1 Tue 27-Aug-19 16:03:42

Hmmm to sourdough and focaccia smile

Spent the day at another Waterpark with DC and now out for late lunch/early dinner. Beautiful sea view. Having goats cheese salad, chips blush and white wine spritzer blushblushblush

Hope your enjoying your day smile

TantricTwist Wed 28-Aug-19 00:05:52

L - bacon baguette
D - Pizza (small v. thin base)

Snacks - lots of ice pops.

Back at work tomorrow but I've had a glorious few days off and feel fully relaxed and happy.

TantricTwist Wed 28-Aug-19 09:05:06

Morning all

Great news my denim skirt was so loose this morning it was sliding down my hips. I'm so happy smile

Seer Wed 28-Aug-19 09:28:38

That's great news @TantricTwist and very well deserved!!!

It's sounds as though you've had a wonderful much needed rest - maybe your body needed that before it was ready to lose some weight.

Your break sounds lovely @DottieLottie1 I'm originally from that neck of the woods - such a beautiful part of the country!

We're setting off for home in the next half hour. Thankfully we've had great flight times both ways. I will miss this place but looking forward to home and the animals! Also my usual routine.

I will miss the focaccia tho!

TantricTwist Wed 28-Aug-19 10:06:52

@Seer it's so lovely going away yet always a joy to come home too.

@DottieLottie1 now I'm intrigued as to where this lovely cove is of yours.

I'm at work today - it was raining this morning and as I was running late I couldn't change out of my mini skirt and T-shirt so felt a bit silly in the bus with everyone else in jeans - still warm tho and humid

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