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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!)

DottieLottie1 Wed 11-Dec-19 22:37:46

It is @Seer , this could be our last Christmas together as we know but it could be next year or the year after. We simply don't t know, so we are going to make the best of the time left 😔. I love Christmas and will make it a good one for everyone despite everything. DR is my mum 🥰

Enjoy your spritzer 😊

Seer Wed 11-Dec-19 21:27:05


That sounds tough @DottieLottie1, even harder at this time of year I'm guessing too ♥️

It's been a bit of a non-stop day here... dh away so needed to do the school run and walk the dogs before work then had parents evening (all good!) after work.

B: fast
L: left over bean chilli and rice (small portion)
D: pesto pasta with olive bread and broccoli

With a glass of spritzer it was around 1100 cals

Hope you've had a good day.

DottieLottie1 Wed 11-Dec-19 07:54:26

Morning 🙂

Double shift today. I will try and see poorly DR between them. DR is not at all well and it's hard for everyone 😔 Wont get much walking done today although I must walk fairly far at work but it goes unrecorded. Back home late evening.

B&L- Fast
D- Sweet jacket potato with pineapple cottage cheese and mountains of salad
S- Prosecco

That's 1196 calories

DottieLottie1 Tue 10-Dec-19 16:23:08

@MyGhastIsFlabbered as @Seer said I still have a drink or 2 or 3 a few times a week but i factor it into my daily calorie allowance. So for example I may have a few glasses of Prosecco tomorrow as a midweek treat, but I will probably fast breakfast and lunch and have something along the lines of omelette and mountains of salad for dinner. You can lose that 1.5 lbs as quickly!

Well done @Seer on that half inch 😜

I was up and out with the dog early this morning, I'm glad as the weather turned this afternoon. 5 miles and 10,000 steps achieved before 10 am! I've spent the best part of the day in the hair salon so I've got beautiful icy blonde Christmas hair 😊. Finished off my last bits of present shopping just now and awaiting Amazon to deliver a parcel. If I buy anything else between now and Christmas I'm officially being g naughty 😂This evening I've hot the usual chauffeuring service for both DC to their respective sporting commitments.

B- Vanilla and almond milkshake
L- fast
D- peri peri chicken in pitta, salad, beetroot and olives, lighter than light mayo
S- raspberries

That's only 871 calories so I'll need to add something else in. I really dont need to go that hardcore now! 😳

On the Levi front I've (i think) decided on the 711s but what colour? Either a darkish blue or black as my current Jean's (not Levis) are somewhere between a kind of stone wash and mid blue. Decisions, decisions! 😂 I'll go in store and try on at some point but likely to be January now.

Enjoy your Tuesday all 😊

Seer Tue 10-Dec-19 09:30:05

In other news... my waist is a bit smaller! Finally 29.5"! maybe I will get back to 29" after all 🙏

Seer Tue 10-Dec-19 08:44:02

@DottieLottie1 I don't think it's wrong that you feel that way, I reckon it's human to care how about healthy and beautiful our bodies are!

@MyGhastIsFlabbered don't be hard on yourself, you've been doing so well and it may well not have been the wine anyway. Dottie and I both still drink alcohol and have steadily lost weight. Maybe it was just one of those fluctuations we all have (me especially!)

Long day at work today, nothing much else planned other than kettlebells and plank this morning and walking the dogs later.

I'm gradually getting there re Xmas, still have most of the DCs presents to get tho!

B: fast
L: rice and stir 'fried' (no oil!) vegetables
D: leftover bean chilli and rice from last night (I don't need to cook as dh away and dc out)

Will be around 1k cals even with a chocolate truffle from my advent calendar.

I'm finding this way of maintaining easy so far... sticking to a rough plan of eating that I know works (b:fast, l: low cal, d: normal but sensible portions), not tracking in MFP any more, only weighing weekly (tho I forgot on Fri!). We'll see how it's working out once I next remember to weigh myself!

Have a fab day all ☺️

MyGhastIsFlabbered Mon 09-Dec-19 17:58:39

Argh I'm so cross with myself. Had wine at the weekend and I put on 1.5lb this week. I only had 1/2lb to get my stone award and I blew it. angry

DottieLottie1 Mon 09-Dec-19 09:34:22

@Seer whilst I'm still not 100% about my body I'm definitely more confident when I'm smaller. Is that wrong? I've also noticed that people are nicer to me too. That's definitely wrong! Glad your in your happy place 😊

Waiting in for a Sky engineer then off for a dog walk. More online Christmas shopping being conducted as I write even though I'm more or less done!

B- hot Dark chocolate almond milk
L- fast
D- pesto pasta, italian meats , breads and cheese.

1000 calories

Enjoy the Carol singing tonight!

Have a good Monday all. 😊

Seer Mon 09-Dec-19 09:22:56


So back to normal today with eating habits, work, school run etc.

DS is singing at some school thing this evening and I need to figure out a quick dinner we can eat beforehand.

B: fast
L: dumpling, miso, veg
D: see above - haven't figured it out yet!

In other news, having socialised a lot this weekend, I noticed that:

a) I'm soooo loving being this size again! It's so much more fun getting dressed up to go out when the focus isn't covering my tummy like it was back in May! Life is so much sweeter when I feel so confident and happy about my body. I will not let myself forget how important this is!

B) I had lots of compliments but they were all about my clothes! It doesn't look like anyone ever noticed the almost 2 stone I gained and lost again in the space of a year 🤷🏻‍♀️😀

Have a lovely Monday! ☺️

Seer Sun 08-Dec-19 20:55:21


Haven't been able to get onto MN until now today.

Had a busy day and night out last night and ate and drank loads! Had a great time tho.

Today, I've been a bit hungover and tired and my eating has been a bit all over the place with snacking at a child's party and then a small dinner... I've no real clue how many calories I've eaten!

I'm actually looking forward to getting back to normal tomorrow!

Have a lovely rest of your weekend! ☺️

DottieLottie1 Sun 08-Dec-19 11:57:45

Just home from DS's sports fixture. I'm freezing, I definitely feel the cold more when slimmer so that's a negative! Having a cuppa and then a Vanilla and almond milkshake. Will go out with the dog and the DH at some point this afternoon. Then a lazyish evening ahead.

B- fast
L- Vanilla and almond milkshake
D- Morrocan chicken tagine and rice

1100 calories

Enjoy your Sunday all!

DottieLottie1 Sat 07-Dec-19 10:45:43


Working this morning through to late afternoon. Other than that I'm going to have a lazy evening with takeaway and wine 😳

B&L- fast

To make way for....

D- KFC or fish n chips and Prosecco

So that's an easy 1800 calories 😬

Enjoy your Saturday all 😊

DottieLottie1 Fri 06-Dec-19 09:28:00

That's such a positive mindset @Seer !

I've managed to shed another 2lb this week ,though in reality it's probably nearer 1.5 lbs. Last week my scales flickered to 2lb below until settling on a weight but I chose to go for the higher reading as I did today. I'm now 9st 10 so that's a 3st 8lb loss in just under 7 months. I am where I wanted to be now but for some reason I dont feel ready to maintain! I think this maybe that my weight through my 20s and most of my 30s was closer to 9st. I thought I'd be happy at 10st but I dont look like I do at 9st which is the body I have in my head! Now, I dont want to get obsessive and I'm well aware it's a dangerous path but I need to find my own positive mindset. One thing I have learnt on this journey is that whilst I gain weight easily with a little bit of determination I lose it fairly easily too!

Ust back from the school run, this time as it was pouring cats and dogs. I'm having a cuppa then off to work. On the way home I need to divert to the post office and then Argos to collect some Christmas parcels. Then it will be a snuggle up in front of the tv evening. DHs job to walk the dog, well she is his 😆

B- cuppa or 2
L- fast
D- Steak, homemade wedges and corn
S- Prosecco and DSs almond and cherry cake which incidentally is lovely 😊

That's 1300 calories.

Have a lovely Friday everyone 😊

Seer Fri 06-Dec-19 08:46:27


I'm glad it's Friday! Got a fairly easy day planned which feels perfect!

Work, school pick up, dog walk then take away and film. ☺️

My eating habits have definitely changed for the better now, I just don't seem to have the cravings I used to have. It wasn't like I was a terrible eater before, I've always preferred nutritious food in the main, it just feels more natural now to eat sensible portion sizes (my real weakness previously, I loved mountains of pasta or rice) and not to snack (I've never been that bad, but would over-eat things like crisps when I'd put snacks out for visitors).

Another example is when I take my DCs for cake, it doesn't even occur to me to have a slice (maybe a just bite of theirs!)

I noticed my fairly new size 12 jeggings are wearable but on the loose side now. I didn't expect that!

B: fast
L: miso, veg, dumplings
D: Indian takeaway and wine 🍷

Around 1500 cals I expect.

Oh and I forgot to weigh myself this morning 🙈

Have a lovely Friday! ☺️

Seer Thu 05-Dec-19 20:46:16

Argh! Lost a long post! Nothing particularly exciting anyway... back tomorrow

DottieLottie1 Thu 05-Dec-19 09:42:54

Morning 🙂

Just back from the school run which I dont normally (DC cycle) but DS had far too much to carry with sports gear and food tech ingredients etc. I've also taken the dog round the block as DH is away for work but back this evening. Currently watching Judge Rinder 😳 with a Vanilla and almond milkshake and a cuppa.

Off to work shortly, double shift. Between shifts I aim to get to the bank, post some Christmas cards and pop into the bakers for crusty rolls. I will also swing by starbucks or costa for a hot choc. Home mid evening. I'm also going to have to make room for a slice of DS's almond and cherry cake....

B- Vanilla and almond milkshake
L- coconut milk based hot chocolate
D- minestrone soup with a crusty roll
S- slice of cake no idea on calories but I'll make it a small piece

Anything interesting planned?

Enjoy your Thursday everyone 😊

DottieLottie1 Wed 04-Dec-19 09:05:57

Your massage is making me feel jealous 😂Enjoy @Seer! I've not had a ready meal in years and years but they are not all bad.

Off to work shortly. Seeing poorly relative in my break and home mid evening. DC are tasked with a few odd jobs as DH is away for work also, including retrieving my parcel which contains my faux fur jacket 😍

B & L- fast due to the Prosecco of later
D- goats cheese, salami and basil omelette with copious amounts of salad, lighter than light mayo
S- Blueberries and Prosecco

That's just over 1000 calories

Enjoy your Wednesday everyone 😊

Seer Wed 04-Dec-19 08:15:15

Morning! ☺️

Starting the day with a massage - yay! Sadly I'm going to work after that as I've got lots to get done before I break for Xmas.

Dh is away and the DCs want v macaroni cheese for dinner. I might see if I can get my fave Thai curry ready meal from waitrose for me (it's the only ready meal I ever have and I love it!)

B: fast
L: miso, dumplings, chard, broccoli
D: either the Thai curry or macaroni plus tender stem broccoli

I'm guessing around 1k cal.

I hopped on the scales for a cheeky weigh this morning and I'm still at my lowest weight, which is novel for me given how much I usually fluctuate upwards again after I hit a new low weight!

If I drop down to 153lb (which would be just into 10 stone for the first time for many years) then I'm OK with that. Any more and I think I consider consciously start eating more as I know looking too slim doesn't suit my body shape (my hips and thighs stay wide but aren't balanced by curves elsewhere) and I'm not sure it'll do my face any favours at this age!

Have a lovely day everyone! ☺️

Seer Tue 03-Dec-19 20:29:35

That's amazing @MyGhastIsFlabbered ! That's so much weight to have lost!

Busy day here and didn't get a chance to post this morning.

B: fast
L: miso, veg, dumplings + 2 advent chocs!
D: spaghetti with v meatballs and broccoli

Probably around 1k. No urge to change my eating habits yet, even tho I'm now maintaining, I feel satiated. I guess old cravings have gone and my stomach has shrunk.

Massage booked in the morning which I soooo fancy!

Have a lovely evening all!

DottieLottie1 Tue 03-Dec-19 09:24:24

@MyGhastIsFlabbered it's a great start. I've lost 3 st 6 since mid May and have hit my target weight, just want to lose another 2/3 lbs to give me room for christmas festivities 😳 . I shifted the weight quite quickly in the end but at the time I wanted it gone overnight. Amazing that it goes on so quick but the reverse is a different story.

I'm off out in a bit as I've got to collect some parcels and check out a couple of garden centres for potential gifts. This afternoon I will get the dog out for a longish walk. Usual household chores need doing. This evening is the normal Tuesday night drop off and pick up for both DC to their sporting commitments. Back to work tomorrow.

B- Vanilla and almond milkshake
L- fast
D- Roast chicken with hot sauce in pitta plus salad, olives and beetroot
S- fruit

That's around 817 calories

Enjoy your Tuesday 😊

MyGhastIsFlabbered Mon 02-Dec-19 21:38:37

Unfortunately at least another 3 stone but it's all going in the right direction.

DottieLottie1 Mon 02-Dec-19 21:27:00

🙌🏼 @MyGhastIsFlabbered, you sound like your in the zone 😉 How much more would you like to lose?

MyGhastIsFlabbered Mon 02-Dec-19 19:19:25

Drum roll please....

At this week's weigh in I've lost 5lb. Only 1/2lb more until I get my stone award.

DottieLottie1 Mon 02-Dec-19 09:10:32

I'd assume your body is telling you something @Seer!

Starting the day with a few cups of tea. I'll take the dog out at some point but I'm awaiting a parcel (Christmas present for DH) from Amazon. Unfortunately due to age restrictions on the product I need to be in as they cant leave it in a safe place or with a neighbour. Problem now is do I chance it? Knowing my luck they will try and deliver if I take the dog out but if I stay in it wont arrive until 9pm. Oh well, 3rd world problem and all that. Outside Christmas decs need putting up. Mid morning I'll either go almond milk hot choc or a vanilla and almond milkshake. Dinner will be pesto pasta and italian meats. Should be around 1000 calories.

Enjoy your Monday all 😊

Seer Mon 02-Dec-19 08:59:54

Morning! ☺️

Goodness I don't feel ready for Dec/Xmas yet! I've only just started even thinking about presents.

We put up our non-tree decorations yesterday and plan to buy a tree next weekend so we're organised that way at least!

Typical day of work/school run/dog walk today and then I'm working in my Mrs Fockerish way tonight 😀

B: fast
L: miso, dumplings, broccoli
D: sag dal, rice, chapatis

Will be around 1k-1200 cal even with several cups of tea and some dark chocolate.

I've noticed I've adapted to eating this way now (not 1k every day! Just this pattern of eating: fast, light lunch, normal dinner, and rarely snacking) and don't seem to want to do anything differently even if I can.

I've been losing weight so slowly for the past month that I'm probably almost maintaining anyway so maybe this is how I'll continue from now on unless I keep losing more weight (which isn't my plan).

Have a lovely day! ☺️

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