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    Hi all - new with lots of weight to lose :(

    Hi all ,

    I have been reading around the forum and found it very motivating so thought I would join and say hello. I have I am ashamed to say started this weight loss journey many times, but despite having lost some weight in the past I have never reached an acceptable weight and always seem to end up heavier - especially now as I quit smoking last year and now have an extra stone.

    I think I need to lose around seven stone seems like a massive unreachable amount, but for now I will be much happier if I can lose a few stone, and at the age of 33 I have finally managed to quit smoking, have reached the final year of uni for a new career - I can do this! My boys are 11 and 13 and I don't want them to be ashamed of me.

    I look forward to reading all of your stories,

    Thanks for reading

    x

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    hi sm12
    welcome to the forum we all have lots to lose and some have achieved it and still come on and give us support good look on your weight loss journey x
    new one said its going to be easy but you will love the end result xx


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    Quote Originally Posted by chezz View Post
    hi sm12
    welcome to the forum we all have lots to lose and some have achieved it and still come on and give us support good look on your weight loss journey
    Thank you x

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    Hey you are not the only one,I am new to this too and looking to lose even more than you! I am reading all this to inspire as I am starting Monday (Valentines pre arranged stuff means there is no point before then) but I am going full on at from then on as I NEED to change for me.

    We are all in this together and can help each other out I am sure
    Time to start liking my body again.....! Weighing daily for motivation.... (will start again soon!) 15th Mar 19st 1.4lb approx -had bit of drink first! 21st Mar 18st 9.6lbs
    Week one: 13lbs lost making my first personal goal of a stone seem a bit pointless! 20st1lb to 19st2lb Week two: 4lbs off taking me to 18st12lb Hmmm.... ate for a week(ish) here so starting again! Just 3lbs on in that time so not all bad..... WK 1: Bit of a mess around but lost 2lbs in about 3 days Now 18st 3.2lbs WK 2: Mini Goals: 1 stone DONE. 2 stones 3 stones 4 stones 5 stones 6 stones 7 stones 8 stones Weigh less than my husband. By my birthday to wear something in a size that doesn't start with 2. Put my 'skinny' cropped jeans on (and not be cut in half by fastening the button!) To have lost more than I still need to lose Go in shop and not have to dive straight to the back of the rail to find my size. Go down a shoe size (does happen when I am smaller) Make sure I sit in an aeroplane seat not as snugly as last time (I was about 17st last time I flew)

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    Hope you enjoy your valentines celebrations. Good luck with starting, its exciting to think how much better we will be feeling by summer! x

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    Quote Originally Posted by sm12 View Post
    Hi all ,

    I have been reading around the forum and found it very motivating so thought I would join and say hello. I have I am ashamed to say started this weight loss journey many times, but despite having lost some weight in the past I have never reached an acceptable weight and always seem to end up heavier - especially now as I quit smoking last year and now have an extra stone.

    I think I need to lose around seven stone seems like a massive unreachable amount, but for now I will be much happier if I can lose a few stone, and at the age of 33 I have finally managed to quit smoking, have reached the final year of uni for a new career - I can do this! My boys are 11 and 13 and I don't want them to be ashamed of me.

    I look forward to reading all of your stories,

    Thanks for reading

    x
    Don't think of it as 7 stones. That's daunting. Scary.

    Think of how good you'll fell having lost 1/2 stone. Then do it again. It didn't appear overnight and however much we'd all like it to, it won't melt away overnight either. Slow and steady means you'll be more likely to change your eating habits for the better. I'm hoping mine become second nature - but I know it takes time. Lots of great help and support on here though.


    Most important thing for me is that I'm not on a diet. That suggests a time in the future when I *won't* be on a diet. And look what happened last time I thought that . I am no longer eating the high fat junk that was harming my body. Instead I'm finding ways to eat alternatives that satisfy the need for e.g. chips (mmmm, chips....) without the fat. I'm coming up to a month on SW and there has only been one time where I've been what I would previously class as "starving hungry" and that was when I failed to plan properly - didn't take a snack in my bag when I should have done. Because I chugg along quite happily normally, getting peckish just before mealtimes (which is normal), eating until I'm satisified on seriously scrummy food and then stopping. It's a whole new way of thinking about food for me.

    Yes, my grocery bill has gone up a bit and my goodness I'm doing far more washing up than I ever did before but I'm spending virtually nothing on take aways / eating out where before it wasn't unusual for me to get one four or five nights out of 7. Shocking, when I think back. But I feel great. More energy certainly. And I love the food. It's tasty, it's filling and there's such a variety of things I can have. I don't feel like "Oh, I can't have X, now I really, really want X!"

    Gosh, that turned into a bit of an essay. I'm sorry

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    All the best on your weight loss journey
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    How much better we will BOTH be feeling by summer -determined!!
    Time to start liking my body again.....! Weighing daily for motivation.... (will start again soon!) 15th Mar 19st 1.4lb approx -had bit of drink first! 21st Mar 18st 9.6lbs
    Week one: 13lbs lost making my first personal goal of a stone seem a bit pointless! 20st1lb to 19st2lb Week two: 4lbs off taking me to 18st12lb Hmmm.... ate for a week(ish) here so starting again! Just 3lbs on in that time so not all bad..... WK 1: Bit of a mess around but lost 2lbs in about 3 days Now 18st 3.2lbs WK 2: Mini Goals: 1 stone DONE. 2 stones 3 stones 4 stones 5 stones 6 stones 7 stones 8 stones Weigh less than my husband. By my birthday to wear something in a size that doesn't start with 2. Put my 'skinny' cropped jeans on (and not be cut in half by fastening the button!) To have lost more than I still need to lose Go in shop and not have to dive straight to the back of the rail to find my size. Go down a shoe size (does happen when I am smaller) Make sure I sit in an aeroplane seat not as snugly as last time (I was about 17st last time I flew)

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    You are just up the road from me Sophs Mum - if you want to take advantage of a weight loss buddy who is very local -please just shout!

    We all need friends with these tasks!!

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    Time to start liking my body again.....! Weighing daily for motivation.... (will start again soon!) 15th Mar 19st 1.4lb approx -had bit of drink first! 21st Mar 18st 9.6lbs
    Week one: 13lbs lost making my first personal goal of a stone seem a bit pointless! 20st1lb to 19st2lb Week two: 4lbs off taking me to 18st12lb Hmmm.... ate for a week(ish) here so starting again! Just 3lbs on in that time so not all bad..... WK 1: Bit of a mess around but lost 2lbs in about 3 days Now 18st 3.2lbs WK 2: Mini Goals: 1 stone DONE. 2 stones 3 stones 4 stones 5 stones 6 stones 7 stones 8 stones Weigh less than my husband. By my birthday to wear something in a size that doesn't start with 2. Put my 'skinny' cropped jeans on (and not be cut in half by fastening the button!) To have lost more than I still need to lose Go in shop and not have to dive straight to the back of the rail to find my size. Go down a shoe size (does happen when I am smaller) Make sure I sit in an aeroplane seat not as snugly as last time (I was about 17st last time I flew)

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    Theria - great advice thank you what is your secret for chips then? and do you still go out for meals occasionally or is it something you have cut completely, I'm also guilty of eating out a lot - was kind of hoping I could still get away with once a week but maybe not, I will have to see how things go.

    Thanks Sophsmum and bunch of monkeys you are right, we are going to feel amazing in our new clothes
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    Quote Originally Posted by sm12 View Post
    Theria - great advice thank you what is your secret for chips then? and do you still go out for meals occasionally or is it something you have cut completely, I'm also guilty of eating out a lot - was kind of hoping I could still get away with once a week but maybe not, I will have to see how things go.
    Chips are easy - but it does take longer than going to the chippy. You have been warned.

    I have a chipper from Lakeland - you put small potatoes in whole or cut larger ones in half then it pushes the potato out through a grid of cutting blades - but it would be just as easy to cut it by hand. Anyway - you get the picture - chop up some potatoes into wedges or chip shapes. Some people like to par boil them, rough up the edges, then bake them. I just bake them.

    Put the raw chips in a bowl and spray a few times with Frylite. Add seasonings, lots of them. Salt, pepper, spices, garlic, chilli, whatever you like. Toss in the bowl to make sure everything gets coated.

    Spread out on a baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes at a reasonably high temperature. I do mine at about 180/190 in a fan assisted oven. Turn them over / shake them about halfway through.

    Chips! Yes, OK, they're not deep fried, but they are very tasty.

    Going out - yes, I stil intend to go out. Looking at the menus in advance is always helpful - resturants with websites are my favourites. (Except last week when I spent ages choosing from a menu online before meeting up with mates and discovering I'd been looking at the wrong restaurant...oops). But sticking to basic principles will get through most things - grilled meat / fish with vegetables or salad (ask for no butter or dressing on the side then you pick whether or not to use it), choose tomatoe based dishes rather than creamy ones in Italian / Indian restaurants, boiled rice not fried if you want it. Alcohol can be my downfall, so at the moment I'm drinking virtually nothing, but I want to be able to get to the stage where I can have one or two drinks and be happy. Rather than having *all* the drinks and being delirious...

    SW has lots of versions of classic restaurant dishes modified to suit the plan - just search on here for your favourites, there's bound to be a recipe somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bunchomonkeys View Post
    You are just up the road from me Sophs Mum - if you want to take advantage of a weight loss buddy who is very local -please just shout!

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    Hey bunchomonkeys this is me shouting :-)
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    Thank you will give them a go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sophsmum View Post
    Hey bunchomonkeys this is me shouting :-)
    I am only in Lowton Bit new to this forum - can you PM peeps?
    Time to start liking my body again.....! Weighing daily for motivation.... (will start again soon!) 15th Mar 19st 1.4lb approx -had bit of drink first! 21st Mar 18st 9.6lbs
    Week one: 13lbs lost making my first personal goal of a stone seem a bit pointless! 20st1lb to 19st2lb Week two: 4lbs off taking me to 18st12lb Hmmm.... ate for a week(ish) here so starting again! Just 3lbs on in that time so not all bad..... WK 1: Bit of a mess around but lost 2lbs in about 3 days Now 18st 3.2lbs WK 2: Mini Goals: 1 stone DONE. 2 stones 3 stones 4 stones 5 stones 6 stones 7 stones 8 stones Weigh less than my husband. By my birthday to wear something in a size that doesn't start with 2. Put my 'skinny' cropped jeans on (and not be cut in half by fastening the button!) To have lost more than I still need to lose Go in shop and not have to dive straight to the back of the rail to find my size. Go down a shoe size (does happen when I am smaller) Make sure I sit in an aeroplane seat not as snugly as last time (I was about 17st last time I flew)

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