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2019 is the year to diet!

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by Ezzie, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Star commenter

    I've managed to lose and gain half a stone three times since I had my hip oP. Really struggling, even though I'm managing to walk better.
    I keep telling myself it will settle back into a proper routine soon.
  2. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    You should have seen the size of the piece of fruit cake I had yesterday. They served tea and cake after a talk I went to and I just didn't think twice!
  3. lizgaskell

    lizgaskell Occasional commenter

    Tough as it gets colder and darker to get out isn’t it?

    Yeah, making no progress here at all!
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  4. Ezzie

    Ezzie Occasional commenter

    Just had a look at Marks and Spencer’s Christmas food stuff on line and put a whole load of cheese laden deliciousness into my basket. Then emptied it out. Then put it back in again and paid the required deposit. Nothing to do with the several large g and t’s I’ve had. I really really need to get a grip. But it’s Friday night and I’m bored. Aargh!!!
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  5. lizgaskell

    lizgaskell Occasional commenter

    So funny
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  6. Tartuffe

    Tartuffe Occasional commenter

    Completed the Bournemouth Marathon yesterday. It was hot for October and I started too fast. Big hill at 17 miles and I really slowed down. Finished in 5 hours 34 minutes - burnt over 4000 calories and walked over 60,000 steps. Now to get back on the weight plan after a couple of days of eating to replenish energy.
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  7. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

  8. gargs

    gargs Star commenter

    Well done @Tartuffe, fantastic achievement!
  9. lizgaskell

    lizgaskell Occasional commenter

    Wow that is fantastic Tartuffe!

    What a great way to be back on it?
  10. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Tartuffe, you're amazing! Well done!
    Very little progress here … I'm trying, but it's half a pound off one week then two on the next. And this miserable weather doesn't help - I have no desire for a healthy salad now. Veggie soups are OK, but I want half a French stick or a couple of crumpets with it!
  11. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    How's everyone doing? I'm not doing very well at all at the moment. I could blame it on all kinds of stress, work and family - but I'm just eating the wrong things and too much of them!!! Have decided to have a couple of weeks on Slim Fast to attempt to get back on the straight and narrow. Going to have a milkshake in the morning, meal replacement bar at lunchtime and a proper meal in the evening. If I can just see the scales moving in the right direction, however small the amount, for a couple of weeks, I hope I can do better. Drinking the milkshake as I type … not too bad!
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  12. lizgaskell

    lizgaskell Occasional commenter

    Hey! It’s been a while since anyone posted here. Well done for making a fresh start ; the Slim Fast thing does work.

    we’re off out for dinner but did a seven mile trek this afternoon so I reckon I can do this without too much damage!

    first week back at school last week was tough and spent a few days away at half term ( eating and drinking!) but no weight gain.

    i just seem to stay more or less the same? Still a tad overweight according to BMI so need to get myself motivated for about four pounds off I think
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  13. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I didn't manage to hit my personal target of 9st 7lb on my birthday, a month after I quit Weightwatchers forever, but I was only 2lb over. Unfortunately a week of birthday lunches (mine, son's and friend's) has failed to improve matters.
    Omnomnomnomnom :p
  14. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Need to bump this thread up!
    I was doing really well before Christmas and decided to have three days right 'off diet' - Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. But it's so hard to get back on it when there are all these delicious and tempting leftovers around. I just couldn't do what some suggest and throw them all away, I'm far too frugal for that. I'm trying to ration myself and hoping OH will eat the chocolates, mince pies, trifle, etc as quickly as possible.
    Not going to weigh myself until January 1st.
  15. Ezzie

    Ezzie Occasional commenter

    I know what you mean! I was 5lbs away from reaching my target weight at SW so you’d have thought that might have stopped me overdoing it, but alas, no. And like you, I’m finding it hard to get back into the right frame of mind. I am making myself go for my weigh-in on Tuesday (it will be BAD) and then I’m intending to keep a food diary for a couple of weeks to focus myself on what I am eating. That, and dry January should get me back on track. Got everything crossed :(;)
  16. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    2019 has been a total disaster in terms of eating and exercising...for a variety of reasons, but mainly because I am lazy and a (big) bit of a pig!
    2020 will be the year, for a number of reasons there isn't really a choice. Definitely want to do it via exercise as well as diet, because I need to be much fitter and healthier than I am.

    I have joined a gym near work, so no excuse about getting home late and being too tired.
    I am thinking about SW so as to have real food, but at a dieting level of calories...think you can do it online?
    Dry January should help kick start lowering the calories from alcohol, then follow with only drinking at weekends.

    But for now I need to finish the alcohol creams, mince pies, cheese, crisps and so on. I'm not throwing away good and delicious food either!
  17. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    ctb, I have a good friend who does SW very successfully online - but I know it wouldn't work for me. I need to know that someone else is going to weigh me every week! Sounds pretty pathetic I know, but I would just cheat if I didn't have to go every week. And if I can keep in my target zone (3lbs either side of your chosen target) then I only have to go once a month and it's free. I was just inside it two weeks before Christmas so now have two weeks to get back there …. am thinking positive thoughts!
  18. lizgaskell

    lizgaskell Occasional commenter

    Hey. Great to be back. It it’s been a bit rubbish here in terms of food and exercise. Too much of the former and too little of the latter

    birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas ( well, my behaviour during them ) have all contributed to the point where I daren’t weigh myself.
    I was doing so well too!

    the last couple of weeks of term were really challenging - parents eve, three meetings a week and a changing timetable didn’t help but I skived off the gym or rang in ‘sick’ to get out of my weights class!

    out tonight and we’ve just decided on fish and chips! I am without shame!

    like others too much food in and too many social events over the next week or so - I plan to reset the bar Monday 6th. First day back.

    I even filled I all the details to join Noom but I have done it myself )2 1/2 stone) and am determined to get what I feel might be I’ve a stone back off before feb half term.

    Let’s do this x
  19. lizgaskell

    lizgaskell Occasional commenter

    Bought this for the department office !

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  20. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Love it! Think I need one in my kitchen!
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