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    From NotTwiggy to Getting Jiggy!

    "Sure if I could lose weight by talking about it, I'd be on a Trocaire Box by now"

    "I think I'll hang out outside the hospital and see could I catch that winter vomiting bug, I'd lose stones in no time"

    "Shop in Bennetton? Sure the only things that fit me there are the scarves".

    A few of the quips I've made in company over the years to make me feel less self conscious about my weight, make people laugh about it, that's it, then they won't say anything not nice about you!

    I've struggled more or less with my weight since getting wed in 1995, long story, no need to bore you with all the details! Bare outline, weight crept up from 11stone over the years, was at 13.7lbs for years, after my second child (now 12), I went back down to 11stone but over the next six years or so, it went up and up. Got up on the scales last summer after not weighing myself for ages, it was not a pretty sight! My scales measures in pounds and it was 226lbs. I actually had to get a calculator to work it out. Sweet holy mother of God, I was 16st 2lbs. That was a weight I never ever thought would apply to me, you know when you think of someone 16stone, in your mind you see this barrell of a person - that was now me, the barrell!! At only 5'4 and wearing a size 20, it was time to do something!

    Happen to visit a relative of mine shortly after who seemed much smaller than before so I asked her secret. Slimming World. Never heard of it. Did WW for years upon years, this wouldn't be any different. Then I looked at the free seven day menu online. Mountains of food? You couldn't lose on this could you? My relative had left SW and rejoined a few months later so had a spare set of books going. I took them and started the following Monday, it was 13th August, 2012. I loved it, best programme I had ever been on, I lost one stone in 8weeks and was never hungry! Then, being the fool that I am, decided to give myself a break after being so good as to lose a stone and what happened? Nope, the weight in fact, didn't go back up, but I never went back on it!!

    April this year saw me hospitalised with gall-bladder problems, I didn't realise how sick I was, it had affected my liver function. I was in hospital for 5 nights, on a low fat diet as in not even red meat!! No eggs, no milk, no dairy at all. To be honest, I had been in so much pain I was afraid to eat, Rich Tea biscuits became my best friend. When I got home from hospital (still with my gallbladder, surgery was a few months away until bloods settled down), I weighed myself, I had lost 8 pounds, wooooo hooooo, have to say I was delighted!! Every cloud and all that!! Continued on the low fat diet until my surgery in June and kept those 8 pounds off, I was now 14st 7lb and a size 18. When my op was over I was so happy to be able to eat normally again, yep, I found that 8lb again, along with a few more!!

    So, here I am, again, started on Monday at 15st 4lb. Having a good week, the usual tummy upsets with all the fruit etc., I know that will settle down.

    Why am I doing this?

    I'm 43. I feel I've wasted years of being unhealthy, looking fat, missing out on fab clothes and fashion that I just couldn't wear.

    I was starting to get pains in my knees and ankles. I was breathless coming up the stairs at home. At 43? Disgraceful carry on!!

    I'm sick of sucking my gut in!! I want it gone. I look at myself in the mirror face on and think "not too bad", then I turn sideways and I see the bum shelf (I saw this phrase on here earlier this morning, I love it ), the six months pregnant looking tummy that is starting to overhang, ugh, enough is enough. At the end of the day, all the food that got me this way is long gone, the memories of eating it are long gone but I'm left here, the barrell!! And on top of that, I have a bag full of gorgeous size 14 clothes tucked away in the attic that are just screaming at me to be worn again, it's only fair that I do it for them isn't it?
    Weight loss last year - 12lbs (from 16st2lbs to 15st4lb)
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    Okay so got over my first weekend. I always find the weekends hardest don't you? At least in work I've certain food with me and can only eat that so no temptation to look through presses or the fridge to see what's there!! Anyway, I can't say I stuck to the diet over the weekend as I had lunch out on Saturday, it was a cajun chicken panini with bold cheese in it!! I equalled it out by having no tea (I wasn't hungry anyway as lunch was late) and I just had some microwave popcorn that night while watching movies with my two girls.

    So the big weigh in today, couldn't believe it, down a whopping 5LBS!!!! Absolutely thrilled with that, it's really given me encouragement for this week. Had salad for lunch, will have some grapes and a yogurt at 4pm and then beef stir-fry and noodles for dinner.

    I really find planning means a week ahead is great, especially as I've two girls and a hubby who wouldn't always like the things that I eat so I sit down on a Saturday and plan what I'm going to do for us all, if I'm in the humour for something they wouldn't like, I'll make sure I have something else sorted for them but for the most part, we all eat the same, I work full time and separate dinners every night would be a nightmare

    So meals all planned for this week, BUT, I've a halloween party to go to next Sunday night, aarrrggghhh, the day before my weigh in!! Presume the food at it won't be entirely healthy and drink wise, I think I'll bring gin & diet 7-up along, not as many syns as wine or beer! I'm hoping if I have a good week up to then, I won't do tooooo much damage (here's hoping).

    Hope everyone else is getting on well, I'm off to read some other diaries now, it's so comforting finding people in the same boat as you.

    Toodles xx
    Weight loss last year - 12lbs (from 16st2lbs to 15st4lb)
    Start weight this time round (Mar 2014) - 15st4lb


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    I love the name of your thread!!! Good luck for the coming week, 5lb is a great first week loss!

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    Thanks Laura, a good start is always helpful, you know it's going to slow down after a few weeks so it's nice to get a good loss in the first week or two!! xx
    Weight loss last year - 12lbs (from 16st2lbs to 15st4lb)
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    Haven't managed to log on since Monday, aarrgghh, just busy days and nights!!

    I'm have a good week thank God, no hiccups at all, I keep my breakfast the same, it's usually cereal, skimmed milk and a banana. Break time is a cuppa and either an apple or a Benefit Bar (3 syns). I bring my lunch to work most days and I'm still enjoying salads, I thought the weather would be getting too cold for salads but it's mild enough still. I want to make up a batch of soup, my mother picked me up these great storage bags for soup, I think they were in Aldi, Pour & Store bags I think they are called. Anyway, they are really handy for soup storage and they have a flat base so they can stand and can be popped into the microwave so they're great.

    One of the members on here has a great quote at the end of her posts - it's "dieting is hard, being overweight is hard, which hard to you want". That has really inspired me to stick to my plan this time, being overweight is a far harder thing to cope with than cutting down on food.

    I was saying I have this Halloween party next weekend, myself and the family went to the local Party shop to look at costumes. Because I'm an 18, I was unbelievably limited in what I could choose, it was very annoying and I felt really down. I got a simple "one size fits all" witches costume, it was an elasticated skirt and separate top, in fairness it looks good on (and was reduced from €20 to €5, how bad!!), but I would have loved to have been able to just pick what I actually wanted rather than what would fit me if you know what I mean. It's like that with clothes all the time, you choose what suits your weight rather than what you really want to wear.

    Anyway, as I said, good second week, it's really all about planning meals the week ahead, otherwise I would have broken it, I know I would.

    Have my hands on the Nov/Dec SW magazine, have only gotten as far as reading through the recipies on the calendar so far, there are some gorgeous ones there, can't wait to do the burger and wedges and the Bucatina all'Amatriciana (could it not be called something easier?!?)

    Bye for now, hope you're all having good weeks and if not, chin up, dust yourself off and start again from now - one day at a time.

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    Yeh definitely I was so disheartened to maintain on my 3rd week and then only got half an lb this week. But, I am keeping the focus on as best I c an and keeping fingers crossed that the hard work pays off!!!

    Glad you are having a good week and hopefully next year you can buy a super slinky Halloween outfit!!! xx

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    I'll be a sexy devil next year!!

    The hard work will definitely pay off, you'll probably have a good loss next week, wait and see! xx

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    Just realised that I'm finishing up work today for a weeks holidays for my kids mid-term, that generally means finding it harder to stick to plan when I'm at home!! The plus side is, being at home for the week means I can put a bit of time into dinners, I've been reading the SW magazine and the glazed pork with mustard mash looks delicious as does the mediterranean one-pan salmon and the mushroom and bacon tagliatelle on the seven day menu plan. I better get my shopping list done!!

    Met my girlfriends for lunch today, I normally have a dinner which usually consists of chips, whether it's with chicken goujons or lasagne or deep fried fish. So today I went for good old bacon & cabbage, it was lovely, I ate almost three slices of meat, all the cabbage, most of the carrots and nearly two scoops of mash, feeling fairly full now I'll tell you. Tea this evening will probably be scrambled eggs and a few bacon medallions, I love the Lidl ones.

    Had a sneaky peak on the scales this morning, seem to have another 2lb gone so far this week so very happy with that, still feeling very much "in the zone" - here's hoping I stay that way.

    Actually reading the success stories in the SW Mag is so inspiring, it's amazing to see the before and after pictures, I'm looking at the "after" ones thinking, "I'll look like that someday", I cant wait wooooo hoooooo.

    xxxxx
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    Did a big shop this evening, loads of fruit and veg and got various ingredients so I can start making some nice recipes for dinner next week, nom nom.

    Had scrambled eggs, tomatoes and bacon medallions for tea followed by an orange. Hubby watching rugby now so I decided to come on here for a while.

    Friday night, start of a bank holiday weekend and I'm sitting here with a bottle of water!! Will have a bag of popcorn while watching The Walking Dead at 10 so that'll do me treat wise.

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    Never too late to start making positive changes. I was 16st when I started and I'm now 12.12 in just over a year - averaged a pound a week. I go out, drink, have fun, sometimes eat naughty stuff and don't count the syns - but in a year I've lost 3st. No guilt, no punishment, just enjoyment, moderation and 95% healthy eating. I feel much more in control now even when I'm having a difficult time and eating emotionally. X
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    Wow that's a fantastic loss, congratulations!!! I've been 12 stone before, I was a lovely size 14, that's my final goal. I see from your ticker you've two thirds of your goal achieved, that must be a great feeling!

    I stayed at home most of today due to bad weather and managed to stay on plan, I'm having a muller light orange with dark chocolate right now, I'm amazed at how lovely it is. I've this Halloween party tomorrow night, we're getting chicken korma which isn't too bad. Planning on bringing gin with me as it's relatively low syns wise, provided I do proper measures of course!! But as you point out, I can be a little naughty so I won't be too hard on myself if I slip up!
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    Survived the Halloween party, and whilst I did have a few drinks, some cupcakes, few snacks etc, I had my weigh in this morning and have a wonderful 3lb gone, woo hoo!!! That's 8lb gone in two weeks and 20lbs altogether (counting what I lost last year). I'm nicely down in the 14's now, good feeling but not getting complacent, I've a long way to go!

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    Good day today, went up to Tesco and saw this lovely deep purple top - my favourite colour. I'm usually a size 18 but I decided to get the 16 and keep it up until it fitted me, no point in getting the 18 and it being too big shortly on me! Brought it home and tried it on and it fitted me!!!!! Absolutely delighted, I showed it to my daughters and both of them said it made me look really slim so I'm over the moon, it's little things like that along the way that really help and keep the confidence up.
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    Well done on staying in control my target will go down after 12 I'm just not sure how ill look as I'm very curvy so will take it 7lbs at a time after that, I think eventually is like to be 10.7 or 11stone

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    I weigh in Monday mornings so was down 3lb yesterday, very happy with that. Got on my treadmill today for the first time in months, I'm just so lazy! Did 20 minutes of fairly fast walking, I've a bit of a cold so my breathing wasn't great!

    When do you weigh in?
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