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    BeaBeas calorie counting diary!

    Hi all, I used to be a regular on Minimins under a different username a few years ago but can't remember my log in details so have re-registered

    I am 24 and have a 13 month old daughter. I am a serial dieter and have always been overweight. Tried every diet going! My most successful was Cambridge a few years ago where I lost 3st and got down to 12 and a half stones and a size 14, but I gained 2 stone during pregnancy and would like to lose it again and some more. I am trying calorie counting for the first time using MFP as I find other diets too restrictive and this seems to suit me more as I don't feel like there's anything I can't have if I fancy it.

    I started last Monday on a low carb diet and lost 3lb, but swapped to normal calorie counting on Friday so my official starting weight was 14st 8. My first goal is 13st as this is the weight where all of my lovely clothes hung up in the wardrobe actually fit me!!

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    Forgot to say I'm trying 1500 cals then will reduce if I feel the need to

    Yesterday's food was:

    Breakfast - Mushroom omelette inside a tortilla wrap with bbq sauce. Weird combo but good! Plus a pink lady apple (526 cals)

    Lunch - Wholemeal pitta with mustard, gherkins, pastrami and pea shoots/baby leaves (209 calories)

    Dinner - Mushroom stroganoff with rice (509 calories)

    Snacks - 2 cups of coffee with milk and a 2 finger kitkat (133 calories)


    Today:

    Breakfast - Porridge made with almond milk and acacia honey and 2/3 of an apple (279 calories)

    Lunch - Wholemeal pitta with mustard, gherkins, pastrami and pea shoots/baby leaves (209 calories)

    Dinner - Moroccan chicken with cous cous (722 calories)

    Will add snacks at the end of the day!
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    Diet: Calorie Counting
    Height: 5ft7in
    Start Date: 28/08/2014
    Start Weight: 15st13.6lb
    Current Weight: 10st12.2lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 35
    Current BMI: 23.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 5st1.4lb
    % Lost 31.93%
    hi Bea.... Welcome to calorie counting! !!!

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    Hello! Thank you

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    Got my first weigh in tomorrow. I can tell I've lost a few lb since starting low carb then swapping to cc as my winter coat wasn't as snug this morning

    Today's menu:

    Breakfast: Half an apple before going to play group, then porridge with almond milk and honey when I got back (307 cals)

    Lunch: Not had anything yet as I'm not hungry. I did have another Apple earlier though because they need eating. May have a pitta with pastrami at some point.

    Dinner: Homemade carrot, butternut squash and red lentil soup. Made with coconut milk so quite high in calories but tasty served with a naan bread (722 cals)
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    Diet: Calorie Counting
    Height: 5ft5in
    Start Date: 15/03/2014
    Start Weight: 15st2lb
    Current Weight: 15st13lb
    Goal Weight: 9st12lb
    Goal Date: As long as it takes


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 35.3
    Current BMI: 37.1
    Goal BMI: 23


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: -0st11lb
    Weight to Lose: 6st1lb
    % Lost -5.19%
    Here to subscribe.....good luck Bea

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    Diet: Calorie Counting
    Height: 5ft7in
    Start Date: 28/08/2014
    Start Weight: 15st13.6lb
    Current Weight: 10st12.2lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 35
    Current BMI: 23.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 5st1.4lb
    % Lost 31.93%
    Quote Originally Posted by BeaBeas View Post
    Got my first weigh in tomorrow. I can tell I've lost a few lb since starting low carb then swapping to cc as my winter coat wasn't as snug this morning

    Today's menu:

    Breakfast: Half an apple before going to play group, then porridge with almond milk and honey when I got back (307 cals)

    Lunch: Not had anything yet as I'm not hungry. I did have another Apple earlier though because they need eating. May have a pitta with pastrami at some point.

    Dinner: Homemade carrot, butternut squash and red lentil soup. Made with coconut milk so quite high in calories but tasty served with a naan bread (722 cals)
    dinner sounds yummy x

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    Ooh people are reading hello! Didn't end up having any lunch but my soup was really delicious. Leftovers for lunch tomorrow, I can't wait haha.

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    Just had my first weigh in and lost 3lb! So I'm now 14st 5 I'm so pleased.
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    Diet: Calorie Counting
    Height: 5ft7in
    Start Date: 28/08/2014
    Start Weight: 15st13.6lb
    Current Weight: 10st12.2lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 35
    Current BMI: 23.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 5st1.4lb
    % Lost 31.93%
    Quote Originally Posted by BeaBeas View Post
    Just had my first weigh in and lost 3lb! So I'm now 14st 5 I'm so pleased.
    Well done, that's a fantastic loss x

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    Thanks bex, I'm really surprised as I was worried that sticking to 1500 was too high. I've not felt like I've been on a diet this week so will definitely be sticking with calorie counting!
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    Diet: Calorie Counting
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 5th Jan 2015
    Start Weight: 20st9lb
    Current Weight: 19st7lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0lb
    Goal Date: January 2016 or ASAP!


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 46.6
    Current BMI: 44.1
    Goal BMI: 24.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st2lb
    Weight to Lose: 8st7lb
    % Lost 5.54%
    Quote Originally Posted by BeaBeas View Post
    Just had my first weigh in and lost 3lb! So I'm now 14st 5 I'm so pleased.
    Excellent! All of your meals sound yummy too. That's the good thing about calorie counting, not restricted and tasty meals, makes it much easier to contend with :-)

    I did Cambridge for a while too but didn't like the taste of the packs.

    Anyway, I've subbed to your diary too :-D x

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    Well done ! Menu sounds fab how do you do mushroom stroganoff? X

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    Diet: Calorie Counting and regular exercise
    Height: 5ft11in
    Start Date: 5th January 2015
    Start Weight: 14st4.5lb
    Current Weight: 12st7.0lb
    Goal Weight: 12st4lb
    Goal Date: 30th March


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 28
    Current BMI: 24.4
    Goal BMI: 24


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st11.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st3lb
    % Lost 12.72%
    Good luck and well done on the three pound weight loss.

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    Thanks everyone I've been quiet this weekend as really busy!

    Tink its a bbc good food recipe. http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1...oom-stroganoff hopefully the link works. It's really simple but very nice!! My partner loved it so much he's requested it again this week

    Today's food has been:

    Breakfast - Apple (wasn't very hungry this morning. 81 cals)

    Lunch - Chicken noodles (260 cals)

    Dinner - Indian sweet potato and dhal pie, served with a wholemeal pitta bread and raitha (777 cals)
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