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Heifer wants to be Bambi. A thread for accountability.

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TreesSandSea Thu 17-Oct-19 20:46:46

I lost 7 stone a year ago. I have put a stone and a half back on and now weigh 15 st.

I want to be 11-12 stone. I need to stop eating crap and get back on track. I am using My Fitness Pal to track calories and starting this thread to keep myself accountable. Anyone else welcome to join, but also happy to talk to myself.

Weight today: 15st
Breakfast: I egg scrambled, 1 veggie sausage, 6 button mushrooms
Lunch: 1 fillet sea bass, 1 cup mange tout, 50g cheese
Dinner: M and S plant power butternut and quinoa salad, one mango and quinoa 0 fat natural yoghurt

Kaykay06 Sun 20-Oct-19 08:40:55

Can I join too, weighed in at 14stone 6 yesterday so need to lose it as only 5’2 feel like I’m dragging myself about.
I never know what to eat and I’m a nurse and it’s very busy when On shift so I’m more hungry those days.

WutheringFrights Sun 20-Oct-19 08:45:23

Perfect timing for me too!
Two years ago I lost 36 pounds and got to 9 stone 7 for the first time since I was 18. Sadly due to a number of reasons including a seriously ill DD earlier this year I have been eating utter crap and hit 12 stone again this morning and I feel utterly disgusted that I’ve let it all pile back on.
This morning breakfast is pancakes because I’m away at my mums and she’s making them 😳 but my aim to is to not cover them in sugar!!!!

We have chickens too....they are no trouble at all although we are fairly sure ours think that they are dogs! If you whistle they all coming running 😂

TreesSandSea Sun 20-Oct-19 08:49:14

@pixidreaming welcome! Lovely to have you joining us 😁 I know exactly what you mean about the denial - so weird because I will avoid the scale even though I know i am unhappy because I am putting on weight hmmhmm
Anyway, welcome! I find MFO brilliant because it keeps me focused on how much and what goes in my mouth - I could easily eat 50g of cheese while prepping food for the DCs or a couple of pieces of buttery toast while prepping dinner.

Morning @MillieMoodle - we have 6 chickens. We made their run from builders Heras fencing with chicken wire underneath to stop the foxes. I just love having them - they are full of character and the eggs are just delicious. Also great as we have really increased the amount of eggs we eat as a family and they are good for us 😁
Hope you all have a good time today. I’m off to watch my older 2 play football ⚽️

FizzFizzPlinkPlink Sun 20-Oct-19 08:49:47

Good morning and hello pixie dreaming! I managed to do an 18hr fast yesterday, then had a tuna & sweetcorn sandwich on while grain bread, with a big pile of watermelon and a mug of Heinz chicken soup. So that was okay, but then later I succumbed to a small bag of Skittles and a chunky KitKat angry

This is what I do, it's like I simply cannot have treats it's pathetic. But weighed myself again this morning and I'm 12st 5.8lbs so have lost 2lbs.

This morning I have started the day with an Actimel, a small banana and a big mug of coffee.

TreesSandSea Sun 20-Oct-19 08:50:38

And welcome @WutheringFrights
Sorry to hear about your poorly DD. It is so hard to keep on top of eating when there are other worries.

FizzFizzPlinkPlink Sun 20-Oct-19 08:53:12

Whoops sorry, I missed the two new posts. Hello kaykay and wutheringfrights <waves>

WutheringFrights Sun 20-Oct-19 08:56:57

Thank you for the welcome Trees.
DD is on meds’ now and under control but apparently my emotional eating isn’t!!!
I also have the added dietary bonus of owning a shop full of delicious food - but rather than grabbing something healthy when I’m working its usually something from the pie chiller.

pixidreaming Sun 20-Oct-19 09:02:54

Thanks for having me @TreesSandSea.

I have just been informed that it is 66 days until Christmas. I'm thinking that we could all lose a stone by then, wouldn't that be good.

MillieMoodle Sun 20-Oct-19 09:07:29

Welcome @pixidreaming @Kaykay06 and @WutheringFrights

@WutheringFrights I hope your DD is better?

I love that chickens think they're dogs. We had house rabbits who thought they were dogs and they were so funny to watch! One even used to collect the post from the front door and bring it to me.

@fizzfizzplinkplink Sounds like a pretty good day to me and well done for losing 2 lbs.

I am still 12st 7lbs today. Not surprising really given yesterday's food intake!

MillieMoodle Sun 20-Oct-19 09:09:02

Oops not sure what happened with the bold there!

Yes @pixidreaming a stone by Christmas would make me very happy. I was aiming for 7lbs by 13th December but think I need to be stricter!

FizzFizzPlinkPlink Sun 20-Oct-19 09:09:41

A stone would be fantastic for me, it would mean I could comfortably get back in my whole wardrobe again. When I say wardrobe I mean all my clothes in it, not the wardrobe itself I'm not that big grin

MillieMoodle Sun 20-Oct-19 09:10:36

@FizzFizzPlinkPlink now I've got visions of you being pleased you can completely hide in your wardrobe again! grin

FizzFizzPlinkPlink Sun 20-Oct-19 09:15:08

I think I'd just lie down and ask to be shot if the only thing big enough for me to wear was my actual wardrobe grin

Doing rough calculations and can see that for us to lose a stone by Christmas we'd only have to lose just over 1.5lbs a week. Sounds doable doesn't it?

pixidreaming Sun 20-Oct-19 09:15:36

@FizzFizzPlinkPlink I am really struggling to fit into my clothes so a stone would get me back into them.

I have been refusing to buy larger size clothes, I have to squeeze myself into my current clothing and I'm fed up with looking like crap.

pixidreaming Sun 20-Oct-19 09:16:56

@FizzFizzPlinkPlink 1.5lb a week you say? We can definitely do this grin

Kaykay06 Sun 20-Oct-19 09:18:44

Thank you for the lovely welcomes, I was out last night so feeling a bit yuk this morning but planning a trip to the supermarket for food.

I would love to get into the clothes in my wardrobe again too, last night finding something to wear that fit was quite upsetting I didn’t feel nice and I’m frustrated with myself. I also have no thyroid so losing weight can be a bit of a pain as I don’t lose how I think I will by cutting down etc so adding couch to 5k walking the dog more and the gym, but also need to be careful not to knacker myself as I eat when I’m tired.

A stone by Christmas feels like a goal id like to achieve smile I hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday morning, I’ve got no milk so no tea for me. Water instead.

MillieMoodle Sun 20-Oct-19 09:21:05

@pixidreaming me too. I've a whole wardrobe of stuff that is too small but I have to wear it anyway and then I feel self-conscious. Would love my clothes to actually fit me properly again.

@Kaykay06 hope your head's not too sore!

TreesSandSea Sun 20-Oct-19 09:21:21

And welcome too @Kaykay06. So many people joining I can’t keep up! Being a nurse and having shifts I can imagine it’s really hard to eat healthily in that situation. I am a teacher and it’s basically 10 types of carbs on offer at the canteen each day shock

Howlongtillbedtime Sun 20-Oct-19 09:21:52

I'm in ! This will be the last one of these threads that I will join.
I always join and have a good few days , fall off the wagon , feel shitty , leave thread and then repeat a few weeks /months later.

I will use MFP
I will try and get off my arse more but I am not promising anything daft like hym 5 times a week. This is what I normally do and it is not sustainable and then I feel like I am a failure.

My meals are normally fine , I cook from scratch and love cooking.
My snacks are my downfall.

I am going to look for some good soup recipes that I can take to work.

I am off to weigh myself ....... wish me luck.

pixidreaming Sun 20-Oct-19 09:22:40

Are we having a joint weigh in day each week? I would like that as it will give me something to aim for.

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Sun 20-Oct-19 09:22:52

Morning, can I join you all? Started calorie counting at the end of June as I weighed in at heaviest 15.3. Now down to 13.5 so really happy- feel so much better already but it is soooo slow now. Probably about 1/1.5 pounds a week.
Need a little burst of chat to keep it rolling. Not sure what goal will be- I’m playing that by ear as BMI chart seems unachievable at the moment.

MillieMoodle Sun 20-Oct-19 09:24:58

@FizzFizzPlinkPlink yes 1.5lbs a week sounds doable!

I was 12st after DS2 was born (he's just turned 3) and got down to 11st when I was on maternity leave, which was only 7lbs off my goal. I've been back at work for 2 years and the weight has crept up and up, I think because I'm sitting at a desk all day and because I'm permanently stressed! Now my goal weight seems so far away. But a stone by Christmas I think I could do!

Chocolatecake12 Sun 20-Oct-19 09:28:13

I’ve joined threads like this before but not kept it up so I need this accountability to get me to where I need to be.
I want to loose a stone.
I want to loose it by February for my ds’s 18th birthday celebrations.
Today I weighed in at 10st 11lbs
My problem is mainly the snacks/chocolate and cakes at work. It’s never ending. Not a day goes past when someone hasn’t bought in a homemade cake or savoury snack, sweets or boxes of chocolates. It’s so difficult to say no - my willpower is terrible.
So I will make myself accountable today going forward - I can do this!

Well done to those who have started off well - keep it up!

Kaykay06 Sun 20-Oct-19 09:28:54

@TreesSandSea thank you 🙏 and yes shift work is a pest and having to take breakfast lunch and dinner with me is hard some days if it’s been busy prepping stuff and not lifting a ready meal or going to the canteen which is probably similar with lots of carbs and chips is tempting but I’m not going to take money with me!.

TreesSandSea Sun 20-Oct-19 09:30:44

Oooh yes, a stone by Christmas would be great. Then the trick of course will be keeping it off over that Christmas week winkgrin

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