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    Diet: Slimming World - green
    Height: 5ft2.5in
    Start Date: 27 December 2013
    Start Weight: 12st12lb
    Current Weight: 11st4lb
    Goal Weight: 9st11lb
    Goal Date: November 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 32.4
    Current BMI: 28.4
    Goal BMI: 24.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st8lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st7lb
    % Lost 12.22%

    Smile Another newbie to CC!

    Hi all, *waves hello* - I'm a long-time user of Minimins and have always done SW (apart from brief stints with 5:2 and WW). I just feel at a dead end with SW now though. There's too much freedom and I end up gorging on free and superfree food.

    So after struggling for a while I've started calorie counting. I've calculated my BMR (1286) and my TDEE (1544) and MFP suggested I use 1200 calories a day - which is what I'm going to try. Did my first day yesterday and ended up eating 1450 as I was so hungry but hoping to do better today. So far so good!

    It would be nice to get to know other CCers so pop on and say hello!





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    Diet: Calorie Counting
    Height: 5ft3in
    Start Date: 18th March 2014
    Start Weight: 11st6lb
    Current Weight: 9st1.5lb
    Goal Weight: 9st1.5lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 28.3
    Current BMI: 22.6
    Goal BMI: 22.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st4.5lb
    % Lost 20.31%
    Hi - another one who came over from SW after eating too much "free" food and also live in Wales

    I was the same weight as you when I started and did 1200 cals a day plus exercise and had a steady weight loss until I reached my target - now on 15/1700 a day to maintain.




    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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    Diet: Slimming World - green
    Height: 5ft2.5in
    Start Date: 27 December 2013
    Start Weight: 12st12lb
    Current Weight: 11st4lb
    Goal Weight: 9st11lb
    Goal Date: November 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 32.4
    Current BMI: 28.4
    Goal BMI: 24.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st8lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st7lb
    % Lost 12.22%
    Well done Systema! I really want to follow your example - any top tips?
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    Diet: Calorie Counting
    Height: 5ft3in
    Start Date: 18th March 2014
    Start Weight: 11st6lb
    Current Weight: 9st1.5lb
    Goal Weight: 9st1.5lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 28.3
    Current BMI: 22.6
    Goal BMI: 22.6


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    Total Weight Loss: 2st4.5lb
    % Lost 20.31%
    I really just got stuck into and kept to the plan of 1200 cals a day as I wanted to do it this time. I didn't snack and ate "proper" meals. I suppose it is easier when you don't have other distractions like kids and work and other people eating different food and having the time to do the exercise.
    I like to plan what I am going to eat for a few days and always write down the food and cal values so I know how many cals I have left during the day. I also did Leslie Sansone walking miles which I got free from You Tube and made time to do it - 30 - 45 mins per day..... https://www.google.co.uk/search?sour...%20mile%20walk
    You can find them from 1 to 5 miles on youtube.
    Good Luck with it - just try to give yourself a bit of time each day to do the exercise and decide what you are going to eat if you can.
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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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    Diet: Calorie Counting
    Height: 5ft4in
    Start Date: 15/09/2014
    Start Weight: 14st12lb
    Current Weight: 14st8.8lb
    Goal Weight: 9st12lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 35.7
    Current BMI: 35.2
    Goal BMI: 23.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st3.2lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st10.8lb
    % Lost 1.54%
    Quote Originally Posted by krupskaya View Post
    Hi all, *waves hello* - I'm a long-time user of Minimins and have always done SW (apart from brief stints with 5:2 and WW). I just feel at a dead end with SW now though. There's too much freedom and I end up gorging on free and superfree food.

    So after struggling for a while I've started calorie counting. I've calculated my BMR (1286) and my TDEE (1544) and MFP suggested I use 1200 calories a day - which is what I'm going to try. Did my first day yesterday and ended up eating 1450 as I was so hungry but hoping to do better today. So far so good!

    It would be nice to get to know other CCers so pop on and say hello!
    This sounds like me, SW is great, but there is a bit too much freedom to big eaters like me! Plus I found that it make my appetite bigger for times when I'm not on plan, so could also eat masses of non-SW approved food.

    Good luck
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    Diet: Slimming World - green
    Height: 5ft2.5in
    Start Date: 27 December 2013
    Start Weight: 12st12lb
    Current Weight: 11st4lb
    Goal Weight: 9st11lb
    Goal Date: November 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 32.4
    Current BMI: 28.4
    Goal BMI: 24.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st8lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st7lb
    % Lost 12.22%
    Thank you Systema and Veggie Girl. Gosh this part of the forum is quite isn't it. I would've thought there would be lots more calorie counters looking for support.





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    Diet: Calorie Counting
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    Start Weight: 11st6lb
    Current Weight: 9st1.5lb
    Goal Weight: 9st1.5lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 28.3
    Current BMI: 22.6
    Goal BMI: 22.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st4.5lb
    % Lost 20.31%
    This forum has always been quite - quite a shock when you come over from the SW forums where they move off the front page in one day.
    Good Luck to both of you with Calorie Counting.
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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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    Diet: Slimming World - green
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    Start Date: 27 December 2013
    Start Weight: 12st12lb
    Current Weight: 11st4lb
    Goal Weight: 9st11lb
    Goal Date: November 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 32.4
    Current BMI: 28.4
    Goal BMI: 24.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st8lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st7lb
    % Lost 12.22%
    Thank you - good luck to you S!





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