Fuck me. Just got on the scales.

(15 Posts)
YoureAllABunchOfBastards Fri 14-Aug-20 20:26:17

Bearing in mind that I have had 2 weeks of healthy eating and no booze, but couldn't find the scales anywhere, I was cautious about getting on them tonight.

16st 9lbs.

I am less than 5 feet tall.

I am a complete whale.

The only consolation is that if I had found the buggers two weeks ago it would have been worse.

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LunaNorth Fri 14-Aug-20 20:31:10

Just tell yourself you’re now the biggest you’ll ever be.

You’re doing great.

Sissy31 Fri 14-Aug-20 21:42:36

Well done for the healthy eating and no booze! Keep going and with time hoepfully the number on the scale will go down.
Youve taken the first step, thats the most important thing smile

BenoneBeauty Fri 14-Aug-20 22:01:32

Agree with @LunaNorth - you're the heaviest you'll ever be and the only way is down from here if you stick with your healthy eating and try to be a bit more active.

Don't beat yourself up Op, as you've taken the first step to being healthier. Good luck with your journey and please don't feel bad if you don't see immediate results. Weight loss is hard and a struggle but one meal at a time in the right direction and you'll get there. Good luck!

Keepyourconversationsboring Fri 14-Aug-20 22:44:38

@YoureAllABunchOfBastards well done for ditching the booze. I've lost 2 stone over the last year. Not indulging in wine regularly has made a real difference. I'm not a complete party pooper, I still have a drink if it's a special occasion, but I feel much brighter without it, get up early on the weekends with my dog to get my steps in and don't spend the next day feeding my face with junk food - it's been a win win for making better decisions all round. Stick with it, two weeks is a great start grin

SilverYellow Mon 17-Aug-20 09:45:48

Hi OP!
I was in your exact position around 8 weeks ago.. 16st 7lbs. I now weight 14st 5lbs and I'm feeling SO much better.

It's true what previous posters have said - it'll be your highest weight. Starting now will make all the difference!

Good Luck!

Dennysheart Mon 17-Aug-20 10:06:47

I stepped on the scales today to find I’m a similar weight. But the main thing is, you’re doing something about it.

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YoureAllABunchOfBastards Mon 17-Aug-20 20:58:33

True. I am going in the right direction.

The difference this time is that I am not doing Slimming World or WW - I am counting calories. So today I had a long awaited day out and after a carefully planned picnic had a scone with jam and cream. Yes, it was about 450 calories but my God it was worth every single one, and instead of working out Syns or points I have just had a sensible tea of fish and salad and will be just within my 1400. Most days I am between 1200 and 1300.
The old me would have come home, opened the wine and had a takeaway because I was knackered.

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Sissy31 Mon 17-Aug-20 21:22:11

@YoureAllABunchOfBastards Thats a great start! Its little changes like that that will get you going smile
I have a fitbit and, although i dont do structured workouts, its handy to give me and idea of the amount of calories i burn vs calories i eat. I find it really useful as i like to visually see my goals/targets smile

SistemaAddict Mon 17-Aug-20 23:05:35

That first step on to the scales is bloody scary. I had an eating disorder for decades and still fear the scales. Once you've taken that first step though you know where you are and where you're going and might have an idea how to get there so well done on taking that first terrifying step.
I put on weight since March and hated myself. In June I started doing 16:8 or rather 15:9 or thereabouts and cut calories to 1250 a day on average. I downloaded and started using my fitness pal and bought a fitbit and started being more conscious of my activity levels. Three weeks after that I bought scales and discovered things weren't quite as bad as I'd feared but still bad in my opinion and my BMI was over 25. It's now 24 point something. Small progress.
My period is due soon and I'm hungry but have a no eating after dinner at 5/6 rule which is really hard some nights but I consider that habit pretty much kicked now. Evening eating is what resulted in the weight gain along with missing a daily 5 mile walk out of my Monday to Friday routine. I never thought I'd miss that hilly school hike!
If you don't have one already then I really recommend a Fitbit. I have the charge 2. And my fitness pal is great for tracking everything. I also recommend small goals on the way to your ultimate goal to help keep you focused and not be overwhelmed. I've not set myself any time limits to achieve my goal weight and I'm going for slow and steady so it stays off long term. I'm generally eating more healthily. I cook from scratch and try and have yogurt and muesli most days rather than toast for breakfast. I don't drink alcohol, am veggie and don't do take aways except on rare occasions. If I want pizza I make my own and have two slices instead of the whole thing like I would normally blush My stomach is flatter, my clothes looser, my skin clearer.
You can do this-be totally honest with yourself about what you eat and how much you eat and how much exercise you do and how much alcohol you drink (if any). Then work out what is achievable and sustainable for you and your lifestyle. Think long term and healthy. You can do this star

SistemaAddict Mon 17-Aug-20 23:10:42

Sorry that was long blush
Here is my Fitbit daily tally. I find it very motivating when I have a good day like today even though I ate some of my exercise calories. Ds gave me a cherry Bakewell and I couldn't resist 😩 I struggle mentally with eating exercise calories or going over my limit and tend to overcompensate the next day or two. It's a work in progress to battle my ED brain.

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Fri 21-Aug-20 22:14:29

Wedding anniversary today.

Had my first glass of wine in nearly 3 weeks - well, two glasses - and gone straight to my head. We had a pizza from a local Italian - proper thin crust - and I couldn't finish it. Managed a few bites of the cake we had ordered for dessert.

So yes, I am over my calories today - but nowhere near as far over as I would usually have been. Taking that one as a plus as well.

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RubySlippers77 Fri 21-Aug-20 22:51:30

Congratulations on your anniversary @YoureAllABunchOfBastards, and well done on not throwing caution to the wind and overindulging!!

BenoneBeauty Fri 21-Aug-20 23:25:51

Well done Op - that's fab!

Twilbury Fri 21-Aug-20 23:30:02

Well done you !! I weigh nearly as much as my 8 month pregnant self.
My youngest is 14 so not ideal hmm

Good luck it sounds like you have made a great start.

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