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    HI everyone

    I'm wondering if people can advise/help/share.

    Previously I've done TFR and slimming world both successfully until I've nosed dived off the wagon due to boredom.

    I have a wedding dress to get into in march and want 3.5st gone by then. So I need 2lbs a week really to hit it.

    I'm using mfp. And I've set the calories to 1200 for a 2lbs loss each week.

    I've never been successful with cc so I'm looking for advice on how to make it work.

    I'm starting to undertake regular exercise and I've been to Zumba tonight and not eaten any of my calories back (I do have a polar hrm on the way to help make the burn more accurate!)

    Any advice would be great xx
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    Decent digital scales are a must for me. Weigh everything to get the calculations right and don't guess. I keep a note book next to the scales and write down portion sizes so i don't forget especially when making a meal from scratch. Make a larger meal and freeze it in portions with calorie value written on them - I use thick plastic bags or the cheapie boxes from pound shop and write on them with a permanent market pen.
    Good Luck
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    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

    August - 18 weeks and 2st 4lbs gone - now at target - 9st 2lbs - Maintaining at that weight.

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    Start Weight: 11st11.5lb
    Current Weight: 11st3.4lb
    Goal Weight: 10st7lb


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    Start BMI: 27.5
    Current BMI: 26.2
    Goal BMI: 24.5


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st8.1lb
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    % Lost 4.89%
    Have you already bought the wedding dress in a smaller size ??

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    wow systema you have done so well it must have been hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmandaJoe View Post
    wow systema you have done so well it must have been hard
    It really was head down and I can do this as I did not want to put any more on. Started going to Aerobics class twice a week and doing Leslie Sansone walks at home - you can find them on youtube from 1 to 5 miles https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl...ne+2+mile+walk .. and I think they have worked for me along with walking a least 10,000 steps a day.
    Plus weighing and measuring my food - when I guessed how much cheese I had cut I weighed it and I was miles (and lots of calories) out.

    Are you starting today?




    Diary -
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    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

    August - 18 weeks and 2st 4lbs gone - now at target - 9st 2lbs - Maintaining at that weight.

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    Start BMI: 27.5
    Current BMI: 26.2
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    Statistics:
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    Weight to Lose: 0st10.4lb
    % Lost 4.89%
    Well its an amazing achievement.

    last October i joined SW after 2 years on Atkins and found it didn't work, i think now that was because of eating carbs again. I also did not enjoy going to group, so armed with all the info i decided 4 weeks ago to do SW again but at home. Success i have lost 5lbs in 4 weeks which is amazing considering i was in Cornwall last week eating a few local treats .
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    AUGUST - 4.8 LB

    SEPTEMBER - 2.6 LB





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    % Lost 16.19%
    Thankyou for the advice. I weighed everything in my cooking last night. Even the leeks! And as I made 3 portions just divided by 3 - but obv I could have had a chunk of chicken extra in one of the portions etc but figured that would balance out over the three portions if that makes sense!!

    I'm happy to weigh and check. That what I'd figure I'd be doing as I have no clue about portions weights estimates.

    I must admit I am defeated if I don't get the results though. So if I were to stick to 1200 cals a day and not loose if be gutted!!

    Do you exercise and eat those extra calories. I'd figured I wouldn't but I've heard lots of mixed ideas. !

    Thanks and well done your doing great xx
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    I never eat back my exercise cals - I just forget about them. I ate 1200ish every day, never went under that and now eat between 15 and 16.000 - my maintain level is 1700 so leave a little for error or those few grapes I ate when I went in the fridge.
    I think if you eat 1200 and do a little exercise you will lose it - try it the only thing you have to lose is the weight.




    Diary -
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    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

    August - 18 weeks and 2st 4lbs gone - now at target - 9st 2lbs - Maintaining at that weight.

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    Current BMI: 34.5
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    % Lost 16.19%
    Quote Originally Posted by systema View Post
    I never eat back my exercise cals - I just forget about them. I ate 1200ish every day, never went under that and now eat between 15 and 16.000 - my maintain level is 1700 so leave a little for error or those few grapes I ate when I went in the fridge. I think if you eat 1200 and do a little exercise you will lose it - try it the only thing you have to lose is the weight.
    Brilliant. I didn't want to eat my exercise cals but I've seen many threads about eating them back! It did confuse me a little!!

    Great that's given me the faith that if I stick to it I'll loose then. i just get upset when I stick to something and don't loose it's harder to motivate yourself the next week. Thanks xxx
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    Hi Kirsty. I wouldn't eat as little as 1,200, go online and work out your BMR and TDEE then eat an amount between those two, but not less than your BMR. xx
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    Agreed Tracey.. I would start on at least 1500/1600 and if you are weighing and measuring your food, and exercising too, the weight will come off. If after several weeks on plan you stay the same for a week or two you then can reduce your intake safely by 100/200 calories and kickstart the weightloss again. As you have a little way to go, starting at 1200 leaves you nowhere to go when your weightloss plateaus,.
    1200 is really the daily amount to drop your last stone safely. It really is ok to vary between 1400 and 1600 from week to week. Depending on your start weight you may be able to start higher, I haven't read your stats.
    Be kind to yourself, and don't worry too much if you don't see a 2lb loss every week... Our bodies don't do that as women!! It will possibly be 4llb one week 1lb the next then 2lb maybe stay the same one week... But stick with it. You will do it!!!
    We are all behind you xx


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    Your BMR would be around 1,700 Kirsty, so I'd go for at least that as a starting point. xx

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    The trouble is having switched from
    TFR I think I'd probably begin gaining on 1700!!

    And I need to reign in some control so ATM it's good for me to exhibit some control determination and stick to it. Even if it's just to start for a boost!

    Yesterday I had 1300 though.

    Cc is scary for me anyway I've not really done it before all been a labelled diet if you know what I mean.

    And loss wise I'm happy for it to vary but I'd like an average of 1.75 that's all. A consistent average is fine even if it's not that each week. X
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    The danger there, hon, is that if you start on 1,200 you've got nowhere to go. I'd seriously consider going higher - take any initial gains on the chin (they'll only be temporary anyway), then enjoy the benefits afterwards. xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by TracyGWill View Post
    The danger there, hon, is that if you start on 1,200 you've got nowhere to go. I'd seriously consider going higher - take any initial gains on the chin (they'll only be temporary anyway), then enjoy the benefits afterwards. xx
    Right I have a plan. As I'm working nights until sat morn. And wi is Friday. I'm going to stick with 1200 as my leftovers are in the fridge and to change my menu for the week now is silly.

    Then on sat I'll increase to 1300 for a week. Then I'll move up to 1450. And see what happens.

    I don't want to "give up" this week so I'll stick with it. I've never managed a week on 1200 before. Then I'll begin to move up at the end of each week. Make sense? Xxx
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