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    Smile First (and last!) Journey to Success Diary!

    Hi (to anyone out there who happens to be reading!)

    I have decided to finally start a diary after hiding in the shadows for a number of months. I have tried numerous diets in the past with success in some not in others, but always, slowly but surely end up back where I started!

    I have always been able to stay focused when it comes to exercise and enjoy going to the gym 3-4 times a week but have always had issues with food...well since I was about 16, this has unfortunately ended up in periods of binge eating which understandably are really disheartening and proof that what I am doing with my diet is clearly not right. I have decided its now time to start doing things properly which means slow and steady, its not a race and if it is I have already wasted a good 10 or so years going round in circles!!

    I have been reading up on TDEE (total daily energy expenditure) based on calculations my maintenance calories is 2091 so a suggested 15% reduction would be 1777 giving me a steady weightloss! So this is what I am going to do, I am going to post my calorie intake for each day for the next 6 weeks or so (no weighing!) and see how I get on! 1777 sounds like ALOT of calories to me based on some restrictive diets I have been on in the past so I am hoping this is more manageable and also may but a halt on the binges or at least reduce them!

    Starting weight is 154lbs, would ideally like to be down at 140lbs in however long it takes!

    Would love to hear from anyway else who has tried the similar slow and steady method!
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    Hmmm I seem to have managed to post 2 diaries!! This was the original so sticking with this one Let the calorie counting commence!

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    So Day 1 done , made sure I got as close as I could to 1770 and also tried to get as close as I could to the suggested breakdown of carbs, proteins and fats that goes alongside it, which was approx. 200g carbs, 145g protein and 45g fat. So I am going to track this aswell, it will be more tricky than just cals but will be interesting to see if it helps things along. So........


    Day 1 (MFP)

    Calories: 1750
    Carbs: 173g
    Protein: 106g
    Fat: 70g (24g sat)

    Surprising how difficult it is to eat 150g protein!! Doesn't sound like much but I struggled to get to that today. Exercise went as planned:

    Exercise
    Gym classes (Bodypump & Step)

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    Diet: Calorie counting
    Height: 5ft5in
    Start Date: 12/07/14
    Start Weight: 10st10lb
    Goal Weight: 9st7lb
    Goal Date: 16th April 2015


    BMI Information:
    Goal BMI: 22.1
    Hi there
    I'm here to sub if that's ok?
    I'm using MFP too, but have to work out how many calories I'm going to have first. I don't think I'll get anything like as many as you have, but I'm a bit of a couch potato lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *skinnyme* View Post
    So Day 1 done , made sure I got as close as I could to 1770 and also tried to get as close as I could to the suggested breakdown of carbs, proteins and fats that goes alongside it, which was approx. 200g carbs, 145g protein and 45g fat. So I am going to track this aswell, it will be more tricky than just cals but will be interesting to see if it helps things along. So........


    Day 1 (MFP)

    Calories: 1750
    Carbs: 173g
    Protein: 106g
    Fat: 70g (24g sat)

    Surprising how difficult it is to eat 150g protein!! Doesn't sound like much but I struggled to get to that today. Exercise went as planned:

    Exercise
    Gym classes (Bodypump & Step)

    I have enough with counting calories without tracking all the other stuff. I used to use MFP but kept forgetting so only look now when I want calorie values.




    Diary -
    http://www.minimins.com/calorie-coun...-counting.html

    week 1 ... 4lbs
    week 2 ... 2lbs
    week 3 ... 2lbs.
    week 4 ... 2lbs.
    weeks 5 and 6 - 4lbs lost - no class week 5 as it was Holiday Week
    week 7 ... 2lbs lost. I am so proud to have been Slimmer of the Week for the last 7 weeks.

    Total .... 1 stone 2 lbs lost in 7 weeks


    5lbs off in Spain - full total now 1 stone 7lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewsmaller View Post
    Hi there
    I'm here to sub if that's ok?
    I'm using MFP too, but have to work out how many calories I'm going to have first. I don't think I'll get anything like as many as you have, but I'm a bit of a couch potato lol.
    Hi Sewsmaller

    That's fine I am new to MM so cant subscribe to any threads yet boo! Yeah I like MFP usually enter everything on the phone app but found doing it on the laptop gives you much more features, like importing recipe links etc. saves a lot of time!

    Like I mentioned above I am trying to do this reeeeally slowly so eating 1770 is only going to give me a 1lb loss a week max! So will depend how quick you want to lose I guess!

    Look forward to hearing how you are getting on!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by systema View Post
    I have enough with counting calories without tracking all the other stuff. I used to use MFP but kept forgetting so only look now when I want calorie values.
    Haha I know what you mean, I doubt I am going to be very good at sticking to the right carbs/protein/fat amounts too, need to get calories right first - thought it might be interesting to track though!

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    Right Day 2 done, as I finish off my cuppa

    Day 2 (MFP)

    Calories: 1747
    Carbs: 203g
    Protein: 117g
    Fat: 63g (39g sat)

    Exercise
    Spinning (am)

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    Start BMI: 28.3
    Current BMI: 24.6
    Goal BMI: 24.6


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    Total Weight Loss: 1st7lb
    % Lost 13.13%
    Quote Originally Posted by *skinnyme* View Post
    Hi Sewsmaller

    That's fine I am new to MM so cant subscribe to any threads yet boo! Yeah I like MFP usually enter everything on the phone app but found doing it on the laptop gives you much more features, like importing recipe links etc. saves a lot of time!

    Like I mentioned above I am trying to do this reeeeally slowly so eating 1770 is only going to give me a 1lb loss a week max! So will depend how quick you want to lose I guess!

    Look forward to hearing how you are getting on!!


    Is this because you do not have 50 posts yet. If so go to Chit Chat and do some of the games there - it will not take long to get your post number up.




    Diary -
    http://www.minimins.com/calorie-coun...-counting.html

    week 1 ... 4lbs
    week 2 ... 2lbs
    week 3 ... 2lbs.
    week 4 ... 2lbs.
    weeks 5 and 6 - 4lbs lost - no class week 5 as it was Holiday Week
    week 7 ... 2lbs lost. I am so proud to have been Slimmer of the Week for the last 7 weeks.

    Total .... 1 stone 2 lbs lost in 7 weeks


    5lbs off in Spain - full total now 1 stone 7lbs

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    Diet: Calorie counting
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    Start Date: 12/07/14
    Start Weight: 10st10lb
    Goal Weight: 9st7lb
    Goal Date: 16th April 2015


    BMI Information:
    Goal BMI: 22.1
    Morning!
    Well done on day 2
    I'm only going to watch the calories, I'd get too confused trying to get everything else right too.
    Have a good day

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    Haha, I just posted in your other, accidental diary *oops*

    How are you doing today?


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    (Mini goals: 1 - get my first SW sticker 2 - get into the 11s again! 3 - Fit comfortably into size 14 trousers! 4 - Get into the 10s! 5 - Fit comfortably into size 12 trousers!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_Amalthea View Post
    Haha, I just posted in your other, accidental diary *oops*

    How are you doing today?
    Hi Lady_Amalthea!

    Haha I know not sure how I managed to post 2 diaries!! And apparently I cant delete it myself I need to get the administrators to do it? - should really get round to that!

    All went well today, just about to post my cals! Keen to start catching up on other peoples diaries too - looks like you have had some pretty good success so far!

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    Day 3 done and dusted

    Day 3 (MFP)

    Calories: 1739
    Carbs: 172g
    Protein: 129g
    Fat: 57g (22g sat)

    Exercise
    Rest day
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    Day 4 boxed off - sightly over today which is strange cause I didnt feel like I had as much food as I have on previous days - also fab workout at the gym - think I am about ready for bed!! Ha

    Day 4

    Calories: 1784
    Carbs: 135g
    Protein: 108g
    Fat: 90g (30g sat)


    Exercise
    Gym (step + body pump)
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    Start Weight: 10st10lb
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    Goal Date: 16th April 2015


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    Go girl!
    You're showing me up - I need to pull my socks up!

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