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This year I’ve gone from size 10 jeans to size 14(and they’re starting to feel tight)

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Hurtsrighthere Wed 20-Nov-19 14:22:22

Exactly as the title says. I’ve put on so much weight. It’s making me really miserable. I tried on a dress earlier, it was size 14, I couldn’t get it fully zipped, I just sat in the changing rooms and cried. I need to eat better. I need to move more, I need to cut some of the sugar out. My actual meals aren’t too bad, portions maybe a little too big but that’s easily fixed. But it’s the cakes, chocolate and sweets. I have a huge sweet tooth and now I feel crap.

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raspberrymoussecake Wed 20-Nov-19 20:22:17

Stop eating sugar - it's life changing. One week of feeling rough and you come out the other side feeling so much better. I got through it with pain killers and eating berries instead of chocolate. Now I never touch sugar and don't miss it.

Difficultcustomer Wed 20-Nov-19 21:59:08

Hi OP - I’m in the same boat. For me definitely an issue of not exercising enough/at all. Then I got fatter, then hate the way I look in gym stuff....didn’t exercise so got fatter...
I need to take action - one month to Christmas and I won’t fit into any clothes.

Meathmum Wed 20-Nov-19 22:02:56

Snap, its absolutely awful feeling isnt it. I know i need to cop on yet seem to deliberately sabotage myself . Im tired of myself and really need to get to grips with this

Chlosavxox Wed 20-Nov-19 22:35:04

I completely relate to this - I have always been thin toned size 8 and now I'm a size 12 (doesn't seem much but for me this is major and in such a short amount of time too) - I'm pregnant now so not going to do much now but hoping to get into a good gym routine after, it's just so hard ☹️

Isbutteracarb Thu 21-Nov-19 15:59:22

I feel you, I just tried on a dress that used to be too big and now it barely zips up - feel so sad and demotivated but need a good kick up the arse! Cutting out sugar def makes a difference, have done it in the past smile

RaspberryB3r3t Thu 21-Nov-19 19:29:53

I'm in the same boat and it's making me miserable. I got down to a small size 12 earlier this year, and now I'm a very large size 14 (basically a size 16 in denial). I'm constantly yoyoing between eating well, doing the 5:2, lose a bit of weight, then just get fed up and pile it on again. I don't know how to get out of this vicious cycle. I constantly look 8 months pregnant no matter how much weight I lose (I've posted about this before!!) which is really demoralising. Argh! I don't know what the answer is but wanted to say you're not alone!

Wobblywibblywoo Fri 22-Nov-19 17:43:45

I found my people!! I’m exactly the same! But I still keep eating bad and getting upset because I eat bad it’s my own fault! Nothing looks good on I always used to make an effort now nothing looks nice or fits.

groovergirl Sun 24-Nov-19 04:30:10

Come on, folks, we can do this.
I'd like to get back into my size 12 wardrobe, which is full of beautiful clothes I can't wear right now.
Please order me to stop eating whole bags of potato chips! (Crisps, in UK verbiage.) I love the Kettle Chilli chips so much. They are so good as hayfever relief. But I know I am using spring in Melbourne as an excuse to eat more.
Shall we all aim for a set amount of exercise each day, plus cutting out the stuff we know is BAAAAAD?

groovergirl Sun 24-Nov-19 05:29:10

Let me add -- I have a friend who shed 64kg (10 stone). As well as cutting out starch and sugar, she walked for one hour, every day between 6-7am, around her neighbourhood, before heading off to work.
I need to follow her example.

RaspberryB3r3t Sun 24-Nov-19 19:07:22

Yes, I'm in. I keep making excuses (mainly too busy/stressed etc), but I'm just kidding myself. I've been doing swimming this week and have loved it, it's just really not compatible with 2 small children and working 9-5. Argh! I know how to lose weight and eat well and exercise, it's just actually doing it! My nemesis is haribo and chocolate, anything sugary basically!

motortroll Sun 24-Nov-19 19:28:47

I'm so glad you said this! I'm the same healthy meals but a load of sugary crap in between. I have gained 1.5 stone in a year as I've been injured. I'm usually a runner! That being said my diet was terrible anyway and it was only marathon training that kept me piling weight on previously!

I need to find a way to break the sugar/snack cycle!

AmbitiousHalibut Sun 24-Nov-19 23:04:11

Please can I join you? I literally just popped over to this group to see if anyone else felt like this and here you all are!
I lost about 3 stone a few years ago and got down to a size 12, but I've crept up another stone and am an unhappy 14. I've injured my knee so can't do much high impact stuff, but I know it's my eating that is the real problem 😔

thefraggleontherock Sun 24-Nov-19 23:08:27

I could have wrote yourOP,OP! Im 1.5stone heavier than when my youngest child was born 2 years ago. I need to do something it my sugar cravings are horrendous and I have little motivation 😩

Clare45BST Sun 24-Nov-19 23:15:57

Can I join? I’ve crept up to a size 14/16 at age 37. Up to age 35 i’ve always been size 10 ish. I’m now in a terrible cycle of poor eating and work long hours in a desk job. Help!!!

RaspberryB3r3t Mon 25-Nov-19 18:22:14

About to have dominoes for tea!! Argh!! 🥵

livefornaps Mon 25-Nov-19 18:27:05

Also work long hours, comfort eat, have gone from thin as a whippet to a complete porker. I notice that people treat me differently as if you have too much moose in the caboose they assume you have no self control and must lack self discipline therefore in all aspects of life ie. sloppy eater...sloppy thinking, or more like, doughy thinking

slipperywhensparticus Mon 25-Nov-19 18:30:01

I used to be a size ten and happy now im a 14 and miserable my life just blows and I eat i dont exercise I'm sat in my half decorated house feeling fat and sorry for myself

Lobsterquadrille2 Mon 25-Nov-19 22:10:32

I've put on 10lbs and nothing fits the way it used to. I'm bothered more about that than my actual weight, and have been keeping my coat on at all times.

My plan is not to buy, or keep in the house, anything at all that I know to be a trigger type food. No sugary stuff of any kind. On Sunday I bought a large quantity of eggs and hard boiled them, plus a load of chicken mini fillets (marked down), marinated and cooked them and put both bowlfuls in the fridge. I'm at home this week and these plus salad are my staple foods. I have a box of mini twister ice creams (Sainsbury's, £1.50) for my evening treat item. Bread and pasta I'm not bothered about, so although DD has bought both today, I can leave them.

I'm not going to pretend I'll exercise because I know I won't. However I shall hang up my size 8 Christmas dress and know that if I really want to, I'll be able to wear it.

StudentHelp Mon 25-Nov-19 22:16:41

I’ve put on 3 stone this year, I’m tall so hasn’t made a massive difference but still a few dress sizes. I’m not a 14-ish?
But recently stopped both amitriptiline and the pill so hoping to lose some.

My meals are bad but I also eat crap. I don’t want to cut sugar out all together but also can’t limit myself

StudentHelp Mon 25-Nov-19 22:18:23

*now a 12-14ish

Sorry posted too soon.
I’m 5 foot 10 and weigh 180lbs but have been poorly recently. I need some healthy veggie meals and snacks and to actually use the gym I pay for more than the twice a week I’ve been this month so far

SpaghettiSharon Mon 25-Nov-19 22:21:41

@raspberrymoussecake when you say you’ve given up sugar, do you mean even hidden sugars (bread, pizza etc) or just the obvious ones? I’ve given up sweets, chocolates etc in the past and it has made a huge difference to my waistline and my energy levels but I’ve not given up hidden sugars.

Ifihadapoundd Mon 25-Nov-19 22:47:00

Can I join? I a so unhappy with the way I look. Hate looking at my self in the mirror but I'm breastfeeding so I can eat that extra bit of cake blush please help motivate me!

veewee Mon 25-Nov-19 23:11:55

Ohhhhh ohhhhh ohhhhhh! Me too! I lost 1.5 stone earlier this year after putting it on right at the beginning of the year, I've now put it all back on again! 😔 i was always a comfortable 10, sometimes dipping to a size 8, I'm now about a 14 (sometimes maybe a 14 1/2- or a 16 in denial!) 😔😔

mamakoukla Mon 25-Nov-19 23:31:54

Looking to lose 20 lb.... and fit my clothing! So much written here resonates. I will join in! Another who knows what’s wrong with my diet. Admitting this makes it real I guess.

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