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    Newbie with a Mountain to Climb

    Well here I am ... a 48 year old Grandmother with a loooong history of diets behind me and some real issues with using food as a comfort and to combat anxiety

    In the past I've always dieted on my own and done some quite extreme low calorie 'plans' (ie 800 calories a day or less ). I lost weight of course but it just wasn't sustainable long term so the weight crept back on and added some more just for luck.

    I joined SW three weeks ago weighing in at 21 stone 2lbs which is the heaviest that I have ever been and so far I've lost 15lb. I'm really enjoying the flexibility of EE (though not enjoying all the vegetable chopping quite so much!) and I am determined to make this a change for life!

    I'm not missing the processed and high fat foods that I was eating nearly as much as I expected to, but I do have days when the sheer size of the mountain I have to climb feels very overwhelming and I get a bit down even though my losses so far have been fine. I guess I'm just scared that once the initial few weeks are over that I won't lose any more ... which in turn makes me want to restrict my calorie intake, which I know will then lead me to fall off the wagon - Aaaaarrrrggghhh.

    I REALLY need to stop thinking so much!

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    Hello Molly

    Firstly well done for signing up to SW and deciding to change your life. That's the first part of the mountain climbed in itself! Also well done for your loss so far - 15lb in just 3 weeks is amazing. Congratulations!! Don't worry about not losing in the future - as long as you stick to plan then the losses will come. You're doing fantastically well so far.

    It definitely helps keeping a food diary on here as a way of tracking your eats. You'll find all sorts of lovely people will come along offering support and advice - Minimin's is such a fantastic support network!

    Hope you are having a great SW day today x
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    Hi Molly, welcome to minimins and Slimming World.

    As Princess Stevie says, put your food diary on here every day. Not just basics but what you have for healthy extras, listing any syns that you have with the quantities. If anything doesn`t look right someone on here will always point it outto help you.

    I have struggled, not because of SW but because I want to eat then eat the wrong things. So on my thread I put absolutely everything down no matter what. I kinda use it as a way of admitting to myself what I am eating.

    Good luck on your journey.

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    Wow! ... thank you both so much for welcoming me - and so quickly too xx

    A food diary on here sounds much better than writing it all down manually and I'll get a more immediate feedback if I'm doing something wrong (and then I can just copy/paste and print for group). Thanks for the suggestion xx

    I always have 350ml skimmed milk for my HEa and always 35g basic porridge oats for my HEb

    Today so far:

    Tea with s/milk
    Black Coffee
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    Diet Coke

    Porridge with 2 Sweetex and 1 sliced banana
    Bag Watercress, 5 Cherry Tomatos, Cucumber, Celery, Green Pepper
    Basic Cod in Parsley Sauce (3 Syns)

    1 Apple
    1 Tangerine

    It's shopping night tonight so I've done my meal plans for the next week and today is kind of about using up what I had left in the fridge lol ... tonight I have a vegetable and turkey mince bolognese that I made and froze into portions last week.
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    Love it - no wonder you're doing so well, look how organised and prepared you are! Weekly meal plans and batch cooking are definitely great ways to make sure you stay on track. Well done you x

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    Newbie with a Mountain to Climb

    15lbs in 3 weeks?! Jealous. Only lost 5 1/2 in two. What's your secret??

    I'm doing EE but I'm thinking of going back to R/G days.


    - Jebbie x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jebbie View Post
    15lbs in 3 weeks?! Jealous. Only lost 5 1/2 in two. What's your secret??

    I'm doing EE but I'm thinking of going back to R/G days.


    - Jebbie x
    What's this "only" business. 5.5lb is a great loss and you should be proud of yourself. It's a marathon, not a sprint - don't compare your journey to others'. You're doing great, keep it up x

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    Oh, the first week I was a tearful mess when I came to do the shopping and I got myself into such a state of anxiety that I wasn't going to go through it again! lol Meal plans are the only way to avoid the headless chicken effect

    I don't always stick to meal plans - sometimes I'll improvise or substitute a recipe I've come across and I don't tend to have batch cooking sessions which I really should do ... it's more a case of cook a meal for 4 and freeze 3 portions but at least that way it doesn't sit in the freezer for ages I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jebbie View Post
    15lbs in 3 weeks?! Jealous. Only lost 5 1/2 in two. What's your secret??

    I'm doing EE but I'm thinking of going back to R/G days.


    - Jebbie x
    I lost half of that in my first week though, so it was mainly water - this weeks loss was 3lb and I'm fully expecting it to drop again this week and to average out at (hopefully) 2lb a week for now and 1lb a week as I get smaller.

    5 1/2 in 2 weeks is good!! It's a nice steady loss which is more likely to stay off and less likely to affect your skin I know what you mean though ... we all know that slow and steady wins the race but sometimes it feels like building a sandcastle 1 grain of sand at a time ;-) xx
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    I build a sandcastle Molly then someone comes along and knocks the top off.

    Just a suggestion for superfree at breakfast if you have no banana, have you thought about putting some fruit in the porridge. The frozen berries are very nice. Just for a change. Mind you I don`t change my breakfast much, always eggs.

    Keep going, your looking great. x

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    Doreen x

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    Hello, I'm also a newbie...day 5 for me, goin well so far. Roll on weigh day :-)

    Your doin great, 15 pounds is amazing xx
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    Thanks for the frozen fruit suggestion Doreen ... I do my breakfast once I get to work so a banana seemed affordable (as opposed to fresh soft fruits and berries at this time of year) but you've made me think outside the box If I buy frozen and pop them into the freezer compartment of the work fridge that would make a lovely change. Have added them to the shopping list

    I'm a bit funny with eggs ... hard boiled are usually OK but fried/scrambled/poached etc they often make me sick. Even an omelet is a bit like Russian roulette :/

    RaeRae my wi day is Monday, so I'm at that lovely "got the whole week in front of me" stage Good luck for Thursday xx

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    Hi mollymolly.. im just like you i eat my emotions.. I eat when im sad, angry, happy ect ect.. We're all in the same boat on here and everyone is really really nice .. Me and some of the other members are having a competition.. only abit of fun its called christmas countdown and first one to lose 2 stone before christmas wins.. If you fancy it heres the link http://www.minimins.com/slimming-wor...xxtannyxx.html (Have Over 10st To Lose? Come And Join The 2st 'Christmas Challenge' by xxtannyxx)
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    Thank you Ghostie I'll pop over there now xx

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    Today so far:

    Tea with s/milk
    Black Coffee
    Water
    Diet Coke

    Porridge with 2 Sweetex and 1 sliced banana
    Mixed Baby Leaf Salad, 5 Cherry Tomatos, Cucumber, Celery, Green Pepper, Grated raw Beetroot
    Small tin Pilchards in Tomato Sauce

    Dressing made from fat Free natural yoghurt and 1/4 teaspoon low fat red Thai curry paste (1syn)

    1 Apple


    Tonight I have a visitor coming who is - thankfully - on a healthy eating kick, so I'm introducing him to the delights of Diet Coke Chicken (crammed with onions, leeks, courgette, french green beans, baby corn, all 3 colours of pepper and mushrooms) served with wholegrain brown rice. Two plated meals and 3 for the freezer - Yay!

    I've also been given a big bag of raw beetroot today - organically grown and freshly dug from a friend's allotment - so I'm going to make beetroot and carrot soup too and freeze that for easy weekend lunches

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