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to ask who has lost massive amount of weight for the nth time and how did you do it?

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AteRiri · 11/06/2017 23:07

Actually I have done it before (50 pounds in 6 months ) but for some reason I can't do it again.

And the weight is piling up. I'm not even cheating!

Inspire me?

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Siwdmae · 11/06/2017 23:13

Your head needs to be in the right place and you need absolute determination. Weekly humiliation works for me, being told how much weight I've lost/not lost, so off to Fat Club for me. Dumb, obvious stuff like using the stairs and never asking anyone to get me stuff helps.


sosoverytired · 11/06/2017 23:13

15kg in last two months. Smoothie for breakfast and no crap and smaller portions. No bread. And litres of water.


toomanycatsonthebed · 11/06/2017 23:15

Lost 12.5 stone 'naturally', no surgery or diet aids. For me it's ask about the sugar. Cut out all sugar then the rest falls into place. I'm really oversimplifying, but after the initial huge loss gradually regained a stone or so. I just couldn't get my weight loss mojo back again and I was gradually gaining the odd pound or two. What works for me is to cut out all sugars including alcohol and excessive fruit Sugar. Alongside this I keep a food plan by which I mean I plan ahead the day and have to be quite strict about eating on time and the quantities I had pre planned. I had been in a 12 step program for over eaters but although this was an enormous help I ultimately found that it suited me better to work with the addictive voice technique of Jack Trimpey. Personally I find it also helps if I am accountable to someone else so I have a food buddy and we took each week. Like I said this is very oversimplified. I'm happy to chat more about it if you want to drop me a line.


toomanycatsonthebed · 11/06/2017 23:17

Please excuse typos, I am using speech to text. And yes it really was 12.5 stone comma half my body weight in 18 months! That was 9 years ago. Xx


MissesBloom · 11/06/2017 23:19

Sorry can't add much as I have too lost my motivation but following with interest.

Am back on sw and doing OK but struggling as dh keeps getting him and the kids macdonalds and such. It's awful sitting with a plate of pasta when someone is stuffing fried chicken in their mouth.

Well done to the posters whove managed it


AfunaMbatata · 11/06/2017 23:19



ollieplimsoles · 11/06/2017 23:19

Christ toomany 12.5 stone is a massive achievement!


AteRiri · 11/06/2017 23:22

I eat fairly low carb. No sugar. I probably eat too much! But the past week I made sure I ate just enough protein and my weight did not budge.

I have had my thyroid checked multiple times - all normal.

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HCantThinkOfAUsername · 11/06/2017 23:23

Place marking as I'm in the same boat


nostringstoholdmedown · 11/06/2017 23:23

Not even cheating? Are you sure? I don't mean to sound patronising but sometimes we can become oblivious.

I used to eat a small chocolate bar every night, like a freddo and then I realised I didn't need a treat every day. Once I ditched that then I started losing weight.

Be honest and keep a good diary.

You could do a vlcd, it worked for me because I knew exactly what I was going to eat. I kept the weight off for well over a year. I only crashed and gained weight when I went through a very difficult time.


AteRiri · 11/06/2017 23:26

My only cheats were sugarfree candies, which I have since stopped.

I'll do VLCD starting next meal. I've done that before, lost a lot of weight, let's keep fingers crossed!

Few months ago, the chicken seller used to call me "young lady" yesterday he called me "mam" - my jowls are back!

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ZestyDragon · 11/06/2017 23:28

So far I have lost 61lbs with another 66 to go. I have lost that weight since January. You have to be in the right frame of mind. I am on a thread in weight loss on MN and its for people who have at least 100lbs to lose. So many of us are doing so well but its because we are supporting each other on what will be a very long process. I don't think I could do it without the support on that thread.


AteRiri · 11/06/2017 23:37

I'll join your thread ZestyDragon - I need the motivation and support.

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TittyGolightly · 11/06/2017 23:40

There's a phenomenon amongst people who have lost a lot of weight that their body tries to get them back to a higher weight. You almost have to reset yourself through fasting. Jason Fung has a number of books about it and a lot of research has been done on contestants from The Biggest Loser TV show. Fascinating stuff.


AteRiri · 12/06/2017 00:31


That sucks. I haven't fasted and I don't know if I can last!

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Missb00 · 12/06/2017 00:34

What's VLCD?


AteRiri · 12/06/2017 00:43

Very Low Calorie Diet.

Also can mean Very Low Carb Diet - in my head.

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salsmum · 12/06/2017 01:13

I'm going away in august and desperate to loss some weight but find it really hard as work 4 night shifts sometimes 5 a week so during the day trying to sleep for several hours then at night I have a packed lunch so finding it very appreciated. I'm a Carer so job can be quite stressful at times too.


seoulsurvivor · 12/06/2017 01:24

I notice a lot of people have an emotional attachment to food that makes it hard to shift wait. They eat because they're stressed or bored or lonely or because they deserve a treat.

I think the key for a lot of people is cutting that emotional attachment to food. Obviously that's not easy because we need to eat and because eating for emotional reasons is likely deeply rooted in childhood.


Hotheadwheresthecoldbath · 12/06/2017 01:40

I am on a diet ATM as I am finally in the right state of mind.I have been over weight for 13 years,fretted about it(think about food and not eating it makes you crave food in my case).
Maybe this frame of mind has happened before but I've not noticed this time 3 weeks /5lb.
Good luck.


kmmr · 12/06/2017 01:51

I did a VLCD and lost 25kgs in 6 months of being more and less strict. Even at 600cal a day I struggled to lose weight, but it gradually came off.

However, it has returned faster that I can blink. Feels out of control and my body is desperate for and is hoarding calories. I was gaining a kilo a week no matter what I did.

I've finally stabilised again at higher than I started. I don't know what to do now. I don't want to go through that bounce up and down again as it's emotionally draining, but normal diets are so ineffective for me.

Interested to see how other people approach it.


AteRiri · 12/06/2017 01:57


I can actually relate to that as that's almost how I did it. 600-700 kg for maybe two months then gradually increased. Lost 50 pounds in six months.

My weight gain has been gradual but now it seems even if I return to the VLCD it's not budging.

Last week I ate:

breakfast: 2 tbsp flaxmeal, bit of milk, hot water
lunch: around 150g chicken breast
dinner: around 150g chicken breast or fish

Nothing. No weight loss.

But then maybe I overdid the sugarfree candies.

Will try again this week -- hoping it will start going down.

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toffeeboffin · 12/06/2017 02:02

That's seriously what you ate last week?


AteRiri · 12/06/2017 02:05

That's seriously what you ate last week?

Yes. I was trying to do VLCD.

Oh I forgot, add 1/2 cup milk for coffee.

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Leilaniii · 12/06/2017 02:20

I used to be vegetarian but went vegan at the beginning of the year. I have lost 2 stone without even trying. I think if you have a lot of weight to lose, a vegan diet will help tremendously.

Meat, milk, cheese, eggs... all full of fat and cholesterol. If you look at the fat on your body, it mostly came from another animal that you have eaten.

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