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    Hello again

    Hi, I slipped after a good weight loss (2 st +) and need to lose a half stone/3 Kg to get back on track. This is only an interim goal as I am 13 st now and want to go below 12 st. No clear goal, I need to see how I look and feel before knowing when I am at goal.

    I signed up to WW monthly pass so I can use the app and also be weighed at meetings.

    I don't enjoy the meetings so I found a lovely drop in where they just weigh you and if you want a chat with the WW leader she gives you some time, but no lengthy lectures or pushing products on you! Just the ticket. Especially after budget cuts forced my GP surgery to remove their weight clinic where I used to go (for free) to be weighed.

    I was started on the Simple Start so will create a food diary here in the forum to keep track.

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    Diet: Avoiding overeating and grooming my metabolism
    Height: 1.64m
    Start Date: May 15th 2014
    Start Weight: 68.3kg
    Current Weight: 67.3kg
    Goal Weight: 62kg
    Goal Date: slowly, but surely, so that I stick to that BMI 23 once there


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 25.4
    Current BMI: 25
    Goal BMI: 23


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1kg
    Weight to Lose: 5.3kg
    % Lost 1.46%
    Hi Caterina,

    Wow, such a loss just shows you can do anything you decide to. Congratulations! It's a lot of will power.

    What advise would you give to a person who doesn't have such a strong willpower?
    I'm here often on my phone, so, please forgive me my typos. Also, I don't speak English, therefore so many mistakes. I'm really sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diviajar View Post
    Hi Caterina,

    Wow, such a loss just shows you can do anything you decide to. Congratulations! It's a lot of will power.

    What advise would you give to a person who doesn't have such a strong willpower?
    Hi, I, thank you for your kind words. The fact is, I did not need willpower as such, it was just the case that a switch flipped in my head and I was utterly fed up of being so fat and unhealthy. I had tried umpteen times to lose weight but my head and heart weren't in it, I was not doing it for myself. I don't mean to sound smug, far from it, but it just happened at the right time.

    I had found a book about low carb, which I had never considered before, and just modified it to suit me as an almost-vegetarian (tiny amount of fish eaten for health reasons only), stopped drinking alcohol (not much but just enough to make me lose control over the munchies), dropped the snacks, reduced my portions, increased my intake of proteins, made sure I had tons of vegetables, but what made the biggest difference was I DROPPED SUGAR.

    And I started working out, in earnest, 3-4 times a week.

    I started on 1st February 2011 at just over 90 Kg and by June 2012 I was just under 78 Kg. Then over the following years I lost momentum and am now at 83 Kg.

    I found that low carb alone is not sustainable so am aiming to eat small amount of whole grains, together with the usual masses of veg, decent amounts of proteins and stay off the sugary treats.

    Which incidentally is my biggest struggle. Yesterday I failed miserably on this account, as per my food diary in the food diaries thread.

    One small battle lost but I shall win the war, I hope, eventually!

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    Diet: Avoiding overeating and grooming my metabolism
    Height: 1.64m
    Start Date: May 15th 2014
    Start Weight: 68.3kg
    Current Weight: 67.3kg
    Goal Weight: 62kg
    Goal Date: slowly, but surely, so that I stick to that BMI 23 once there


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 25.4
    Current BMI: 25
    Goal BMI: 23


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1kg
    Weight to Lose: 5.3kg
    % Lost 1.46%
    You will!

    I'll increase my protein intake.

    You know your stuff. And knowledge is power!
    I'm here often on my phone, so, please forgive me my typos. Also, I don't speak English, therefore so many mistakes. I'm really sorry.





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