Agree about being big not being better health wise than processed food, but in my head I feel that its swapping one unhealthy relationship with food with another iyswim? I know what I need to do, its just doing it! Still eat proper food but less carbs, more protein and veg, cut out the home baking and watch my portion sizes. Agree too that money plays a part. At the moment we're having to stick to a really tight budget so we bulk meals out with cheap carbs. When I'm back at work full time we'll be loads better off so I'm hoping it'll be easier then.
If anyone wants to add me on MFP my name there is LaCienega 1974. I've neglected it since last week as I've been off work but this thread is motivating me to get back on it. I always lose a few pounds when I see in black and white just how much I'm eating!
Wow this thread is really building up! With us all aiming to lose similar amounts I think we will all do really well and keep each other going. Reading everyones tips and ideas is giving me more motivation already. And good to see lots of you digging out your Wii Fits
You don't need to buy WW stuff to do WW. I never really bother, except for their chilli and rice, easy and yummy.
A good tip, if you're having something with rice, make cauliflower rice instead. Grate half a had of cauliflower, put in a microwave proof bowl, cover with a lid/cling film and microwave for 5 minutes. Serve as you would rice. It's very nice and just as filling but with 95% less calories.
Hello. I need to lose 5 stone. Ouch, Just writing it out makes me realise how much I need to lose it - denial is a lovely comfy place, full of cake isn't it?
this thread is great timing for me. I dusted off the wii fit board last night, might actually keep it up if I post on here once in a while.
I'll be using MyFitnessPal as well. It's the only thing that's ever helped me, I think the act of writing down how much I've eaten makes me pause before putting it in my mouth. and the satisfaction I get when I do stick to my calorie goal is instant feedback which is great. I just need to go and resurrect my zombie account.
I need to do 2 things: eat normal size portions, and not eat a bar of chocolate in the evenings. My biggest problems are baking (I love it. Almost as much as I love eating the results) and comfort eating. Working on some other stress issues at the moment, being this over weight is also causing me distress, so I need to confront it.
If it's not too late to join, I would love to, as your posts are all sounding so familiar to me!
I have about 5 stone to lose and have lost one so far, but that has taken since January. Whilst I keep telling myself that this isn't a race, it's more important to get there and keep the weight off etc, I have to confess I really would like to lose it a little more quickly! I am also struggling a bit to find the best way for me to diet now.
Previously I lost a lot of weight with WW and kept it off. Until having children! Now I want to find a way of eating which keeps me full, fits into the family meals, and doesn't cost the earth. I love cooking but can't always spend as much time on it as I used to.
Exercise is the biggy for me. I just struggle to find the time to do it, with a 2.5 year old, a 9 month old, working part time and a husband who travels 3-4 days a week most weeks.
Having tried 5:2 and then full-on low carbing, I am restarting this week with no sugar and no 'starchy' carbs, no snacks and lots of water. Will start on reducing wine next week!
I just hate being this size and long to be my old size 12 again. Quite frankly I would settle for being a size 14 at this point!
Filee!!! Tut tut!! ;) could be worse- you could have ate a whole pizza. Put a line under it and move on, think of the slimmer healthier body you want!
Welcome newbies! Glad we are all looking to lose around the same- I find it quite disheartening when people are talking about the '1/2 a stone' they need to lose, makes me feel like a great big heffer needing to lose 6 stone!