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RedLipsAndRosyCheeks Sun 03-Nov-19 18:20:56

New Nov thread. Bit late as I fell off the wagon last week!

I've graced myself back on though so the last two days have been on plan.

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RedLipsAndRosyCheeks Sun 03-Nov-19 18:22:14

Also, did not lose weight overall in October but hey ho, life goes on.

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KickBishopBrennanUpTheArse Sun 03-Nov-19 20:26:45

Red thanks for the new thread and sorry you and quim have been left holding the fort recently. I have good intentions for this month but maybe not until after next weekend blush.

I'm still limping along at 11 4 but would love to get under 11 before the inevitable Christmas gain. Otherwise I'm leaving myself a lot to do in January. If you don't hear from me before next week I will definitely be on it from Tuesday onwards.

Meanwhile keep on keeping on and think of me scoffing croissants and eclairs!

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QuimReaper Mon 04-Nov-19 13:52:29

DAMN, MN ate my post! The salient points were:

- I saw a 300g gain on Friday angry I seem to have random blips every few weeks so hoping it resolves itself...
- My loss for October was 1.8kg which I'm pretty pleased with.
- Red this is your month, with all that batch cooking under your belt - final push before the festivities, we got this!
- Kicky HAVE FUN! I do so envy your croissants and eclairs, enjoy every bite and then we'll all cheer those 5lbs off and you'll be sparklingly slim for Christmas.

Also I ate absolutely everything this weekend blush Absolute chocolate and carb fest. I'll be relieved with a STS this week, even with Friday's gain...

RedLipsAndRosyCheeks Mon 04-Nov-19 20:44:33

Kick you can do it!

I could totally eat some croissants right now! I won't though, had my very virtuous fake Eaton mess for pudding so that will do.

Quim 1.8kg off lady month is a brilliant achievement, well done.

Day two back on the wagon for me today. Not many steps but Monday is my rest day so I'm not bothered by that. I'm going riding tomorrow and again on Wednesday and Zumba on Wednesday night. School runs and domestic duties on Thursday and then a run on Friday. Zumba again on Saturday morning and another run on Sunday.

I'm going to try to do a week without sweets too. I bloody love sweets so it'll be tough but worth it (I hope)!

Still not brace enough to step on the scales but I'm full of period bloat so I'll wait till that has gone.

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QuimReaper Tue 05-Nov-19 11:01:21

Red woah, you're a man with a plan! I find it so much easier to know exactly what I'm doing for the week ahead and then power through, so I'm sure you'll see great results. A week without sweets will be a terrific win if you can manage it, it'll definitely make a difference. My coping strategy when I want something sweet is to have tea with vanilla soya milk, which is very sweet but low cal (and not something "extra" if that makes sense, just the same tea I'd already have been having but with a twist), and I always have Options hot chocolate on hand for real Sweet Stuff emergencies. You might prefer to go cold turkey though, sometimes placebos just keep the craving alive!

Pretty uneventful times Chez Quim - I was RAVENOUS yesterday, but after my huge weekend that was to be expected. Frittata for dinner tonight and hoping to get a bit of extra steppage in. I've fallen out of the habit of hooping, so should really get back on that too!

KickBishopBrennanUpTheArse Fri 08-Nov-19 21:36:54

Just checking in. Not much dieting going on this weekend but I need to comeback with a positive attitude on Tuesday.

Hope everyone is doing well.

QuimReaper Mon 11-Nov-19 11:16:59

Hope you had / are having a glorious time in Paris Kick!

I had another gain on Friday sad Am now up 600g on the month, and I really don't know why! One large latte and one really quite late dinner (due to circs outside of my control) were my only sins, except for a very heavy weekend of eating which I guess I didn't manage to combat blush My steps were better than usual though, so I had been feeling all positive. I wonder what went wrong! Am determined to at least end the month as I started it, even if I won't be making any progress. Bah!

RedLipsAndRosyCheeks Mon 11-Nov-19 18:11:57

Quim weight loss is a bitch sometimes it really is.

I have eaten all the food this weekend but I'm not feeling guilty or bad about it. I've only gut half a stone to go and I'm going to cut myself some slack and just try to get it off by February I think. I've completely turned around how I eat and my exercise habits over the last two years so I'm gonna to focus on the positive of that and just keep going the same way. No pressure to lose and no guilt if I don't choose wisely once in a while.

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QuimReaper Tue 12-Nov-19 13:05:51

Red it really is, isn't it. I can deal with one blippy weigh-in but two on the trot has freaked me out a bit! I need to remember that after treading water with my weight since literally last December (and really I was up and down since Spring last year) and only this summer have I managed to really get my head screwed on, and I've lost about 6kg since the end of June, so it's not the end of the world.

I am exactly like you with not giving myself a hard time, especially when you're in a really good place - that last half-stone is always such a bugger to shift, and when it is just vanity weight I don't think there's any urgency to get it done when it's freezing cold and life is getting in the way! You've done fantastically and must feel (and be!) so much healthier for overhauling your lifestyle, and that's so much more important.

QuimReaper Fri 15-Nov-19 08:53:37

Well, I've lost 400g of the 600 gain, but still not back to where I was at the start of the month even after an epic effort with well over 80K steps racked up and an accidental extra fast day. It's so frustrating! Grrr!

I'm beginning to wonder if I misread the scales at the end of last month!

HairsprayBabe Tue 26-Nov-19 12:40:29

Hello all
Waves weakly

Hope you are all well - sorry I haven't been around got married and all

Won't be going in on the threads for sometime now as I have just found out I am expecting!

Promise to pop in every now and then with updates

And here is a snap of me and my new DH

QuimReaper Tue 26-Nov-19 20:27:01

@HairsprayBabe !!!!!! grin What a beautiful picture of a BEAUTIFUL bride, you gorgeous thing! Thanks so much for popping in to share that lovely photo, and congratulations on such exciting news - you were quick out the blocks, weren't you! grin I'm so happy for you on both counts, well done that woman and hugest bestest wishes to you and your new family.

(This thread (as you can see) has gone quiet, but paging the old crowd @BitOutOfPractice @leesmum @lastqueenofscotland @elloello and @poorpaws so they don't miss it smile )

HairsprayBabe Tue 26-Nov-19 20:30:17

Thank you so much Quimmy - I have missed you lot so much! And I hope everyone is doing well

I'm sure I will be back on the weight loss boards in a year or so when I want to ditch the baby weight!

Elloello Tue 26-Nov-19 22:08:55

Wowzers hairspray beautiful bride! What a gorgeous picture and lovely happy news! (I'm koko in a previous name, I can never remember if you all remember)
I sts through November and have not focused on weight/calorie counting much at all. So could be worse!
I've been doing a bit of reading of cbt type books to try and sort my head out. I was getting more and more wound up with the cycle of diet-overeat and I'm really tired of it now. It was like I was distressed all the time because I just couldn't see a way out. So I'm trying to retrain my brain!

KickBishopBrennanUpTheArse Wed 27-Nov-19 07:15:25

Oh wow congratulations hairspray flowers

What exciting news! And what a lovely photo. I look forward to the updates.

lastqueenofscotland Wed 27-Nov-19 07:46:22

Just popped on to wave. Ticking along losing very slowly!
Congratulations hairspray!

dayslikethese1 Thu 28-Nov-19 22:54:00

Checking back in. Back on track after a wobble in October smile

RedLipsAndRosyCheeks Fri 29-Nov-19 06:15:17

I've been back on track this week too. Lots of early nights to avoid snacking!

Git my first Xmas do tomorrow so all my good work will go out the window but tbh, I just can't wait to go out and get really drunk with my friends!

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KickBishopBrennanUpTheArse Fri 29-Nov-19 07:34:43

Hi all. Great to see the thread creeping back to life. I am having a brief pre-christmas golden period.

On Monday the scales showed a horrifying 11 st 11 which is my joint highest ever weight. I last weighed that in September 2017 when I joined this thread. Hopefully it was a blip or faulty scales because I was back at 11 8 by Wednesday. Still a good 7lb above where I'd like to be though. I've been mostly golden this week and hoping to lose 3-4lb before the inevitable Christmas gain. I can't afford to gain anything on top of where I am now.

I think we need an active December thread.

Elloello Sat 30-Nov-19 13:29:26

I concur re the active December thread, anyone got a good name for it?

I've maintained in November which is a relief as it has by no means been good! I'm feeling generally like I am in a better place at the moment and ready to tackle December in a reasonably sensible way. Though I have a Christmas do every week of the month so how it'll work I don't know...

poorpaws Thu 26-Dec-19 23:40:40

Remember this? I’m back on it in January.

Elloello Fri 27-Dec-19 22:06:05

I'll meet you paws

poorpaws Sat 28-Dec-19 19:03:35

Yay Ello looking forward to starting again after a far too long break and a huge weight gain. Instead of berating myself and feeling sorry or angry at the damage I’ve done I am going to keep on keeping on 😉

I couldn’t find a December thread, was there one? Definitely must have a January one, I really need it.

KickBishopBrennanUpTheArse Wed 01-Jan-20 11:05:31

Hello all. Happy New Year! Is there a January thread yet? Anyone up for it? I need to get back on that wagon.

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