ok, enough is enough, starting the diet tomorrow- does anyone else want to join me for a weekly monday weigh in?!

(79 Posts)
loho Sun 24-Mar-13 21:55:17

i have been saying for ages that im going on a diet, well actually i kind of just plan on eating less/healthier choices and exercising more. i have no clothes that look nice on me anymore and i detest seeing myself in photos.
the time is now! i am now at my biggest i have ever been and im hoping that if i feel i have to check in every week it may give me more motivation,
i know roughly what i weigh but will weigh my self tomorrow morning, i would like to lose around 4 stone (if i achieved this i would still be overweight but it is what i weighed when i met dp)

so... what is your story? how much weight would you like to lose? why?

Ruprekt Sun 24-Mar-13 22:00:59

I have been low carbing since 7 Jan and lost 16 lbs.

Tis the best diet ever and have weighed in every week on MN for support.

It goes agains all weightwatcher rules though.

I would like to be 11 stone so have about 1.5 stone to go. smilesmile

loho Sun 24-Mar-13 22:21:04

Wow that's great, well done!
Are you following a particular method or just cutting out carbs?
I've yo-yo'd the same few stone for the past 10 years, always putting back on anything I have lost.

loho Sun 24-Mar-13 22:26:16

Wow that's great, well done!
Are you following a particular method or just cutting out carbs?
I've yo-yo'd the same few stone for the past 10 years, always putting back on anything I have lost.

loho Mon 25-Mar-13 07:43:29

Yikes im 17 stone 4lbs, hopefully not for much longer.

Convert Mon 25-Mar-13 11:55:14

Hello, could I join please?

I have a very small bridesmaid dress to fit in to make my poor pregnant SIL very happy so I need to lose about 1 1/2 stone. For my own happiness a bit more would be nice but as long as I get in the dress then it's all good!!

I have been low carbing for a week now, I have lost 5lbs and am really pleaseed. I need some motivation to keep going!

Ok, have weighed and I'm 10 st 13 lbs.

What are you planning to eat today Loho?

loho Mon 25-Mar-13 17:03:18

hi convert! when is the wedding?

im easing myself in gently, for breakfast i had cereal, had some left over roast chicken and salad for lunch, also had strawberries and a pear. im having pasta this evening but i will have a smaller portion than i would normally have. i think portion size is a big problem for me.

ive walked a fair bit at work today and plan on taking the dog a hour long walk this evening aswell.

anchovies Mon 25-Mar-13 17:15:04

Oooh I'm in if you'll have me?! Loho we're at strikingly similar starting points with the same goal!

I have lost exactly that amount before but struggled with depression last year and gave up exercise and ate rubbish and before I knew it I am back here! Terrible week, humiliating trip to Alton Towers and then had to give up a snowboarding course yesterday due to generally being (and feeling) fat and unfit...

So moving on and being positive - plan is healthy eating using myfitnesspal, gradual return to running and spinning and 30 day shred. Portion size is my main problem, I like cooking and I like healthy food but just generally eat way too much.

Am very interested in low carbing convert, what are your general meals convert? Are you just going for general healthy eating loho?

Ruprekt Mon 25-Mar-13 18:05:05

Breakfast would be eggs and bacon and mushrooms cooked in butter

Too full for lunch so might have some celery and cheese

Dinner tonight is tuna fried in butter served with broccoli and anchovies and celeriac mash made with butter and cream.

smile Tis such a lovely way to eat!!

No carbs or sugar and once you have gone through the first 2 weeks it is simple!

loho Mon 25-Mar-13 18:52:45

That sounds like a tasty breakfast!

What did you find hard about the first few weeks?

Yes anchovies just going for healthy eating and doing more exercise to start with, if I struggle I may think about a more structured diet to give me a kick start!

Convert Mon 25-Mar-13 19:15:38

That sounds good Loho, I'm quite jealous of your cereal though!!!

Wedding is in 4 months. SIL ordered dresses but they've come and seem to be loads smaller than they should be, all three bridesmaids can't fit in them. She's very upset and is unexpectedly pg, due 6 weeks before wedding so I have promised I will get in the fucking dress!

Hi Anchovies, low carbing is good for me because I'm quite a fussy eater and I've got the willpower of a gnat.

Breakfast is usually scrambled eggs and sausages and bacon, lunch some cheese and ham/salami/cold chicken, tea, tonight I'm cooking chicken breast with parma ham and mushrooms in a creamy cheesy garlic sauce.

The thing I'mreally struggling with is alcohol. I like a drink and would generally have at least one drink maybe 5 nights a week and quite a few more on one of those nights. I've got some vodka and diet pop but it's just not the same. I really really want 5 a bottle of bulmers tonight.

Ponyphysio Mon 25-Mar-13 19:22:40

Can I join too? I'm doing 5:2, tried to up my exercise but managed to break a bone in my foot last week, so that's not really a help! I will weigh when I go upstairs to bath DS!

Convert Mon 25-Mar-13 19:29:34

Hi Pony, how is the 5:2 going? I think if I can lose the weight i might try that to maintain it. (Reluctant to give up carbs forever!)

Convert Mon 25-Mar-13 19:30:35

Oops, pressed the button too soon!

Your poor foot! How much weight do you want to lose?

loho Mon 25-Mar-13 21:05:21

How much exercise do you all do?
I find it really hard to stick to something, tried cycling/zumba/pilates etc but there always seems to a reason (excuse) not to carry on.
Just now the only exercise I'm doing is walking, DD has persuaded me to join her horse riding next week in the holidays, not been on a horse for years so I'm hoping it will come flooding back! Really looking forward to it but Its not something I will be able to afford to do every week though.

I'm off to read up on 5:2, I've heard a lot of positive stories about it but not sure what its all about!

I'm also trying to be positive anchovies, its too easy for me to fall into the negative way of thinking and start binging on crap!

Convert your SIL must be seriously stressed out! I bet she will appreciate your efforts to fit in the dress!

Ponyphysio Mon 25-Mar-13 22:03:35

OMFG. Have just weighed myself for the first time in a year (since DS was born). 11 stone, 8 lbs!!! I am officially a fat fecker - I'm only 5ft 3!! Guess that means I need to lose at least 2 stone sad I've only done 1 fast day so far, but I did find it ok. I'm alright not eating if I'm busy at work.

TeamEdward Mon 25-Mar-13 22:15:45

I'll join you but can't be arsed to did the scales out now.
I will weigh in tomorrow.
Need to lose about 5 stone in total but am aiming for 2 stone by August. I was doing really well about 18 months ago, gym 3 times a week, really toning up under the flab, but then had an emotional blip and returned to comfort eating. Been through some major life changes and go some counselling, now I'm ready to tackle my body!
Like the 5:2 idea, but don't know how practical it would be in family life. My 4yo is a faddy eater, so "Mummy is not eating today" is not ideal for role-modelling! I've had some success with low GI diets before, so will try a Low GI, high protein menu.

WhyIRayLiotta Mon 25-Mar-13 22:20:23

Hello - I would love to join smile

I weighed myself yesterday and was shocked. 14st 1lb. That's almost 2 stone heavier than I was a year ago after having my DD! damn you maternity leave

I ate OK today - but had roast beef and potato gratin left over from yesterday.
I am going to try and low carb - cutting out bread / potatoes / pasta. I'll also try and stop my evening snacks /sweeties / crisps wine after DD has gone to bed.

I would love to lose 4 stone blush My sister is getting married in 8 months and I don't want to feel like a beached whale.

ChippingInIsEggceptional Mon 25-Mar-13 22:29:04

I'm low carbing too.

There are a lot of us on the Bootcamp threads - latest one is HERE it's a chat thread as we are between Bootcamps. New one starting at the end of April smile (Poor Biwi needs the break!!)

BIWI runs the threads and gives out advice, sympathy, support and occasionally the Big Stick grin

The girls/women/followers are all lovely, supportive, friendly etc and there's a great recipe thread.

No matter how you decide to attack your weight loss, I suggest you get Dr John Briffa's book - Escape the Diet Trap. It's £9 in WHSmith and as cheap as £3 on eBay or almost free from the library of course. SO so so worth it - a very interesting read.

Low carbing I'm down 20lb/9kg in 9 weeks and I'm doing it as a vegetarian <no eggs>. It's great because you never have to be hungry.

Exercise - I 'shift my bum' most days. I walk fast enough to be a little short of breath, but not out of breath - so I could talk, but not sing (thank god I can hear you say!) 30 mins pretty much every day -though I didn't walk at all yesterday and only about 10 mins today.

Convert Tue 26-Mar-13 09:59:32

Morning everyone.

Was pleased last night that I didn't give in and have a drink but feeling a bit fed up today. We live in a pub so our socialising is going downstairs for a drink and I'm really missing it. I have been comfort eating to make myself feel better too which is bad, I have stuck to the low carb foods but I just eat for something to do. This should be so easy, just don't put the fucking food in your mouth!!! It's not easy though. Sorry, need to snap out of my grumpiness grin

Ok, today is another day! Not feeling hungry at all yet so might tidy up a bit and go on the cross trainer before I have some breakfast.

What do you eat on your fast day Pony? Do you have to cut down at all on the other days?

WhyI are you just cutting out bread/pasta etc of are you going for full low carb? I find the evenings tough too, DH works late a lot and I'm sitting in front of he tv by myself picking at junk food!

Hi Chipping I have seen the bootcamp threads but they always seem to be on the last week or two when I'm just starting! I have been looking at the recipe thread for inspiration. Is it difficult doing low carb as a veggie? Do you struggle to get enough fat?

Beechview Tue 26-Mar-13 13:24:23

Hi. Can I join?
I've been trying to stick to 3 meals a day and 30mins exercise. I've either been walking or doing a dvd.
Its been working well but I've had some very bad nights recently due to non sleeping baby, and am veryb sleep deprived. This has led me to no exercise since Friday and stuffing my face. I'm really annoyed with myself and need to get back on track.
I need to lose 3 stones but will be happy with 2 at the moment.

I can't bear the thought of being this fat in the summer. I want to be able to wear summery clothes and feel ok.

I've always avoided going out and turn down invites sometimes because I feel like I look shit in everything I wear. I don't want to live like this anymore.

loho Tue 26-Mar-13 18:52:46

Hi everyone!

Well I had porridge this morning for breakfast, had a buffet lunch at work- which resulted in Me felling sick because I ate way more than I should have! We were having a wee party though so it doesn't happen often! I'm not planning on eating anything tonight because I'm honestly not hungry!

But I done well to decline the creme egg brownie someone made and brought in! It looked bloody brilliant aswell!

I'd also like to be able to buy some nice summer things this year, I hate going into shops and trying stuff on, some days I can't seem to find anything that fits me or flatters me. (Presuming of course we are going to get a summer and it stops snowing!)

WhyIRayLiotta Tue 26-Mar-13 19:46:34

Well I had a pretty rubblish day... had an early appt at the hospital with DD that turned into a 4 hour marathon - and I'd had nothing for breakfast and nothing with me - DP went to get me something and came back with a packet of digestive biscuts! so I ate a couple six

Had to go to work straight after so have just had a cereal bar, fruit and juice (I was late - so no break and can't get away to get anything proper!)

I will be better tomorrow!

loho Tue 26-Mar-13 20:09:41

Did you at least have a cup of tea to dunk them in?!

WhyIRayLiotta Tue 26-Mar-13 20:38:07

No I didn't - Just a bottle of water! Anyway I scoffed them too fast to be faffing around dunking grin

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