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I've spectacularly fucked up my New Years fresh start

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clementinelime Sun 12-Jan-20 10:05:50

My plan was to get my fat act together on January 1st. This has unfortunately failed and I really want to do this.

Today is my new fresh start.

Please join me.

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Moltonhandwash Sun 12-Jan-20 10:07:53

I am 11 days into it. I have joined WW and am doing purple plan and it’s working well. Also been px saxenda which is helping. I have around 2 stone to loose. Feel massive and can’t wait to feel better

clementinelime Sun 12-Jan-20 10:11:48

Hi @Moltonhandwash I too have two stone ish to lose. I feel awful about myself.

Well done for starting and sticking to it.

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Cuppaand2biscuits Sun 12-Jan-20 10:12:29

You haven't fucked up. You're going to start today. That's fantastic. Good luck, you can do it.

clementinelime Sun 12-Jan-20 10:15:11

Thanks @Cuppaand2biscuits

I'm happy that I've made the decision to get my act together.

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Bluntness100 Sun 12-Jan-20 10:19:55

Agree you've not fucked up. If you don't stick to it this time though, then you're moving towards having fucked up, don't be hard on yourself. Just focus and you can do it. By the summer you'll have lost it and look amazing, and feel great.

tibni Sun 12-Jan-20 10:23:01

Give yourself a break. So you have made some less healthy choices but that's in the past. I started Jan 1st and the weekend so far I've slipped but I refuse to see it as failure. Today will be better decisions.
Honestly don't be harsh on yourself as it's the way of feeling a failure and giving up altogether. It helps me to plan ahead and know what I'm having each evening as I make poor meal decisions if I'm tired.
I'm using my fitness pal and on a thread on here. Experience tells me I have to make sustainable changes for life, slip ups are part of life smile
Good luck

Skinnydreams Sun 12-Jan-20 10:24:20

I will join you. 4 stone to lose here. Was meant to start at new year too but life and stuff got in the way! So here I am.

I'm doing lazy keto. Here we go!

clementinelime Sun 12-Jan-20 10:30:38

Love your user name @Skinnydreams

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Moltonhandwash Sun 12-Jan-20 10:49:07

What you guys eating today

I am having Sunday roast and pudding then low point salad and soup for rest of the day

MartyrGuacamole Sun 12-Jan-20 10:49:41

op check out rebelfit on Facebook, they have some fantastic advice. Instead of the pressure of 'fresh start only good from now of no I've fucked it all up start again' cycle make small sustainable changes and better choices. So drink 2l of water a day. Easy and cheap change to make. Instead of choc bar for a snack try and have some fruit or veg. If you have less healthy food, don't spiral. Every single time you choose a better option, it's good for you. You don't need to choose perfectly every time to see results. Try smaller plates and put veg/salad on first then protein.

Be kind to yourself. Slow and steady wins the race.

Skinnydreams Sun 12-Jan-20 10:53:59

Thanks @clementinelime it too me ages to come up with it.

Are you following a particular weight loss plan?

clementinelime Sun 12-Jan-20 12:36:31


No particular weight loss plan, just massively cutting back.

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veryvery Sun 12-Jan-20 12:59:41

I would try to do at least one thing everyday towards your goal. Then step it up according to progress. It might be, if eating a roast only having one roast potato when you usually have 3 or serving your pudding in a ramekin when you usually have a large bowl full or going on a long walk. Then you can just step it up when you get used to one level of doing this. Monitor weight and see what action makes a difference.

I lost 3 over the last couple of years. Started cutting down my food portions, took up running, got a FitBit. Entering the food into FitBit and having it monitor exercise and calories burnt I found really helps see how you are doing. Tweaking things with this informative makes everything a bit easier. I still go out to eat, have the occasional dessert and still drink alcohol. I just don't really overindulge. I feel happier this way.

veryvery Sun 12-Jan-20 13:00:27

3 stones that should say.

Skinnydreams Sun 12-Jan-20 13:43:56

Well if this isnt motivation I dont know what it - DH has just announced he has been looking at Spain for the end of August. Haven't been abroad since the kids were born.

I got weighed before I got dressed this morning 14st 3lb. 10st is my goal now (hopefully in time for the holiday).

Musicalmistress Sun 12-Jan-20 13:47:58

You've not fucked up anything! Every day is a fresh start & a chance to do better. Don't be too hard on yourself - any change is difficult in the beginning x

Glenthebattleostrich Sun 12-Jan-20 13:52:18

3.5 stone to lose here! I started on Friday.

I'm low carbing and increasing exercise.

I go on holiday in 16 weeks and need to drop from a 16 to a 12 to fit into my lovely holiday clothes.

AmazingGreats Sun 12-Jan-20 13:52:34

I'm spending January as a month of education and preparation and getting started in February instead.

iklboo Sun 12-Jan-20 14:08:37

Set yourself small goals to start with. Sort of 'lose half a stone by (realistic) date' rather than looking at the whole weight loss. Weigh yourself ONCE a week only. You can fluctuate daily and it doesn't help.

Still eat the things you like - just smaller portions or less of them.

SnorkMaiden81 Sun 12-Jan-20 14:11:43

I'm on day 7 of low carbing, it's bloody difficult at first and I'm in the full throws of Atkins Flu but it's weigh day tomorrow and I'm really hoping for a loss.

The hardest thing is starting.

Nifflernancy Sun 12-Jan-20 14:12:20

@AmazingGreats A whole month? To do what exactly? I would stop making excuses and get stuck in!

Bluntness100 Sun 12-Jan-20 14:17:21

I'm spending January as a month of education and preparation and getting started in February instead

That sounds weirdly like "I'm spending January putting it off so I can continue to eat what I please"

Just crack on. Doesn't take a month to educate and prepare. No one gives you a test at the end,,,

clementinelime Sun 12-Jan-20 15:14:55


Start today, by the time February comes you would have lost some weight. Be brave!

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clementinelime Sun 12-Jan-20 15:18:04

I've just spent three hours washing the walls and woodwork down in my hall. Ladder out and everything grin

That's got to be better than stuffing my face.

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