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I should love to have support and encouragement to lose the excess weight I am carrying, but cannot be a diet buddy to anyone who only put on 2lbs over Christmas or who is fretting about being just over 81/2 stone.(sorry girls).
If, like me you should be trying to lose 3-4 stones, would you like to try together? I can do it if I have someone to battle with.
Happy to share food tips or whatever.
I like the idea cosmos ... and your basic premise! I'm interested!
I have in the region of 6 stone to lose to become "ideal" weight.
However, I'm aiming to lose about half that....
I am 5'4 , 58 years old and weigh 14.10 which is way overweight I know. I have been laid up for a while after having had a hysterectomy and put on a stone, but that is no excuse really.
My main downfall is comfort eating and it's always sweet things. I am absolutely determined to lose 3 stone and anything else will be a bonus! I have recently taken on a dog so am walking lots.....in fact in the last week I have lost 3lbs so exercise is working.
Also, at the moment I am cutting back on carbs (not cutting out) and eating lots of veg, salads and grilled chicken. That is ,I am trying to but Mr C wants 'proper food' which is hard to resist andI really don't want to cook two meals every night.
So, how about we have a weekly weigh in, lots and lots of encouragement and offer one another support.
Plymouthmaid - throw those chocolates away! I gave my christmas cake away so that I couldn't eat it . MrC was livid. ha ha.
Hello rosie, plymouthmaid and lilac
I have had an erm interesting year and gone from a size 16/18 (ok overweight but I was happyish) to 24/26.
I want to do something about this.. due to other health issues exercise is out.. (housebound and use wheelchair) and am exercise intolerant so I am having to do it all with food control.
I have started by increasing fruit and veggies... getting my carer on side with portion sizing and we are decreasing slowly and trying to resist the urge to comfort eat when I have a bad patch.
It will be slow going for me but I sem to have stabilised and at least stopped getting bigger.
So glad you are getting help woozle, things must be so tough for you
Hi, please can I join this I have lost 3 stone already (had a baby last Feb) but I still have several stone to go.
I had two c-sections one four years ago and one in feb. I never did lose weight from the first baby. I just made up excuses to not bother, like I am going to have another baby so I will sort it out then. Well the time came in June when I got on the scales at 16 stone, I am 5.6 feet high, so I am still overweight.
I have have lost the inital weight through lowish carbs and portion control. I did slip over xmas, but I am back to control now.
Please let me join as I have hit a period were I am struggling to move the weight, I am not 12 stone 13lb and should be 10 stone. Though in reality I don't know if I will make this!
Good luck all
I'm a size 20 - weight put on gradually over time.
I need to try and lose weight but in a steady way - my additional complication is a daughter with anorexia and 2 others who are underweight too, so food is a very sensitive and complicated issue in our house, as you can imagine.
I haven't been on the scales for years so that has to be my first step!
I wanted to offer you some words of encouragement. In the last 14 months I have lost 4 stone. I was 14.5 stone at the start and a size 18. Now I weigh just under 10.5 and am a size 12. It can be done!
I had a lot of stress which resulted in a big life overhaul which included changing my eating habits. Once I realised I was losing weight I started making an active effort with my diet and the results have been great. My tips are:
(1) 3 meals a day. Today I had special K with blueberries, soup, an apple and a banana at school and stir fry for dinner followed by more blueberries with grapes and yoghurt.
(2) Do treat but only very occassionally (sorry!). I go out on a Saturday and have a frothy coffee and a bit of cake but that is the only naughty food I will eat that week.
(3) Don't buy it. I know I am not very controlled with certain foods so I don't buy them. Bread is an example for me, I can happily sit and eat half a loaf, so I just don't buy any.
(4) Exercise. I actually lost the bulk of my weight without any exercise but when I finally did join the gym I found it does wonders for my mental well being and you can also use the calories for something nice - 500 calories in the gym = nice bit of cake.
(5) Hidden nasties - did you know that in a medium cappuccino from somewhere like Costa there are around 3-400 calories? Things like salad dressings can be terrible too. Switch to regular coffee with skimmed milk or green tea and have a vinegarette dressing.
(6) Portion sizes - I started weighing stuff and realised I was eating double the amount of pasta/ rice/ cereal recommended for a person on the packet. The calories from this really mount up and when you start weighing your portions you realise that you aren't any hungrier.
Good luck - hope it helps.
Hi guys - I'm not really allowed in here cos I'm 9 stone, but have battled all my life with weight issues, and watch every single damn mouthful to stay this way (and, breathe...) but thought I might be able to offer some encouragement. The science of dieting programme on sometime last week has been mentioned elsewhere, but there was some great stuff on there. As in; eat plenty of low fat dairy. Apparently the calcium binds to the fat in your food & carries it away from your body... Blend the ingredients of a healthy meal into soup with a glass of water included, and it will keep you fuller for loads longer than eating the solid meal & drinking the water. And the actual exercise you do might only burn off a bag of crisps worth of calories, but your increased metabolic rate from doing the exercise continues for about a day, burning off extra calories even while you sleep; remembering that might just make it seem more worth it. And take the chocs & biscuits in to work or somewhere else - just ditched my last Christmas tin in the office... smug & saintly smile through gritted teeth...
Hurray - we've got a club. Thank you for the tips Arc, well done for the weight loss.
Breakfast this morning: half a grapefruit, fat free yoghurt, slice of wholemeal toast- dry- and black coffee. Feel quite full and didn't miss the butter or marmalade (too much)
Lovely long brisk walk with dog coming up later. I can feel the calories being burned off!
I'm in. Was fit and healthy 4 years ago and felt great. Am 5ft 4" and want to lose 3 stone but would be ecstatic with 2.
I do eat healthily I just eat too much and I overeat (thanks to parents) even when not hungry.
Feeling a tiny bit pleased with self this afternoon. I went into kitchen to be faced with mountain of Danish Pastries and didn't touch, I went for handful of cucumber sticks. Hoping it won't go wrong later. I am a notorious picker but having said that I am worse at work than at home.
Well done chillie - I had half fat houmus with veggie nibbles for lunch and didn't miss the bread I would normally have had together with the butter etc.....
Plymouth - I know how hard it is when there is food in the house, that is why I gave my Christmas cake away. Why not take the biccies into work and share them out there (and the cake?)
Pishing here too but had to go out as we seem to have acquired a dog and the blasted thing needs walking whatever the weather. Makes for a fast pace though!
Shall we have a weigh in day and do it once a week?
Just had a thought..
is it posible to put a graph, or something similar, here where we can enter weights and monitor progress? NO competition but it might be a good motivator.
I'm still plucking up courage to get on the scales!
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