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    Diet: Slimming World - EE
    Height: 5ft3in
    Start Date: 30/6/2014
    Start Weight: 17st0lb
    Current Weight: 15st1.5lb
    Goal Weight: 9st7lb
    Goal Date: When it happens


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 42.2
    Current BMI: 37.5
    Goal BMI: 23.6


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    Total Weight Loss: 1st12.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 5st8.5lb
    % Lost 11.13%

    Nothing to lose, except half my body weight

    So, after many years and failed attempts to lose weight, I figured I had nothing to lose by joining Slimming World. I am currently the biggest I have ever been, and I have had enough. I am a boredom/comfort eater, and often lack control when it comes to food. I like nothing more than tucking into a nice big takeaway, or a block of cheese.

    I went along to a SW group with 2 work colleagues. I get very anxious/nervous in new situations, and attending a group is not something I would ever do by myself. Plus, I have been sceptical about things like Slimming World and Weight Watchers for years, naively seeing them as a money making scheme. But, I have been pleasantly surprised by SW, especially by the superfree and free foods. I am feeling really positive, and I can see that this isn't a diet, but a change in my relationship with food.

    My first weigh-in was 2 weeks after joining, as I was on holiday the week before. After only 4 days on plan and 7 days of unhealthy food and lots of alcohol, I had maintained my starting weight. I was very happy with this as I was convinced I would of gained.

    Now, the only outcome is a slimmer, healthier me. I am going to try and include some body magic as well to aid the weightloss. There is a long way to go, but I am going to do my best to get where I want to be.

    Hopefully, having a diary here will help keep me focussed, and if I go wrong help show me where.

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    Height: 5ft3.5in
    Start Date: May2014
    Start Weight: 10st9lb
    Current Weight: 8st9.4lb
    Goal Weight: 8st0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 26
    Current BMI: 21.2
    Goal BMI: 19.5


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st13.6lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st9.4lb
    % Lost 18.52%
    Hi im another newbie on here and still finding my way around SW. I eat a lot and think this is the best plan for me hope,so
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    Diet: Slimming World - EE
    Height: 5ft3in
    Start Date: 30/6/2014
    Start Weight: 17st0lb
    Current Weight: 15st1.5lb
    Goal Weight: 9st7lb
    Goal Date: When it happens


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 42.2
    Current BMI: 37.5
    Goal BMI: 23.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st12.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 5st8.5lb
    % Lost 11.13%
    Hope it goes well for you Elvisfan, so far I think it is a really good plan to follow I have even managed some exercise today which is unusual for me.

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    Diet: Slimming World - EE
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    Start Date: 30/6/2014
    Start Weight: 17st0lb
    Current Weight: 15st1.5lb
    Goal Weight: 9st7lb
    Goal Date: When it happens


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 42.2
    Current BMI: 37.5
    Goal BMI: 23.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st12.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 5st8.5lb
    % Lost 11.13%
    Not a bad day today. Food could of been more inspiring though.

    Breakfast - half a tin of spaghetti hoops, 2 poached eggs, 2 slices wholemeal bread (HEb) and 4 Sainsbury's Be Good to Yourself Cumberland sausages (4 syns)
    Lunch - 2 corn on the cob
    Dinner - Salmon, dried spaghetti, curly kale and a sauce of 25g full fat soft cheese (3 syns), dill and some semi-skimmed milk (from HEa)
    Snack - punnet of blueberries

    HEa - 250ml Semi-skimmed milk
    HEb - 2 slices Hovis wholemeal (400g loaf)

    Syns used - Sausages (4), Full fat soft cheese (3) = 7 syns

    I didn't enjoy dinner, it was one of my less successful experiments. The sauce was lacking something, and the salmon was frozen fillets from Sainsbury's which I won't be getting again.

    I also did 10 mins on my stationary bike and managed 2 miles. I felt like I could of gone on longer, but thought I shouldn't push it.

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    Height: 5ft3.5in
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    Start Weight: 10st9lb
    Current Weight: 8st9.4lb
    Goal Weight: 8st0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 26
    Current BMI: 21.2
    Goal BMI: 19.5


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st13.6lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st9.4lb
    % Lost 18.52%
    Well done on the exercise...im off to the docs today again..hurt the top of my foot 2weeks ago been on antibiotics but they havent helped so i am now virtually immobile not good for weight loss!!! Havent lost in the last 2 weeks
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    Height: 5ft3.5in
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    Current BMI: 21.2
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    % Lost 18.52%
    I am eating way too much at lunch clearly ..is that all you had? I am having salmon for dinner tonight but not sure what to do it with
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    Height: 5ft3.5in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvisfan4life View Post
    Well done on the exercise...im off to the docs today again..hurt the top of my foot 2weeks ago been on antibiotics but they havent helped so i am now virtually immobile not good for weight loss!!! Havent lost in the last 2 weeks
    And now off to A&E to have it x rayed...
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    Diet: Slimming World - EE
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    % Lost 11.13%
    Quote Originally Posted by Elvisfan4life View Post
    I am eating way too much at lunch clearly ..is that all you had? I am having salmon for dinner tonight but not sure what to do it with
    That was all I wanted, I normally eat more than that, breakfast and dinner were quite big though. I some days where I feel like I have eaten way too much, but it is all free food.
    I like salmon put in a tin foil parcel with lemon juice and dill, cooked for about 25 minutes, maybe bit longer or a bit less. Then served with boiled potatoes and salad.

    Hope your foot is ok, and the Docs find out what's wrong.

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    % Lost 11.13%
    The end of the week has been a bit rubbish to be honest. After weigh in on Thursday I felt a bit down as I didn't lose as much as I was hoping for. I lost 0.5lb, which is still a loss, but I thought I had been following the plan and done quite well. Tuesday was a wash out as I went to an ice cream bar with work, but I only had 3 scoops of gelato. Friday I fell off the wagon completely, shop bought ready made korma, aloo saag and a whole bottle of wine! But, yesterday was a new day, and I did really well, 10 syns and good amount of superfree food. I decided to think of it as a fresh start, and read my book again. I think it has worked as I am now feeling more positive about the whole thing.

    I now need to re-find my motivation to exercise. It was far too hot yesterday, but so far today seems cooler, so I will get on my stationary bike whilst I watch a film or something.

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    Total Weight Loss: 1st12.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 5st8.5lb
    % Lost 11.13%
    Very good week this week. I lost 2.5lbs at weigh-in on Thursday! I was so happy when I saw the scales, it made me realise that I can do this and I will lose all the weight I don't need!

    I am trying to focus more on the superfree foods. Looking at my food diary I am good at eating the free foods, but the super ones can be a bit lacking. So tomorrow when I plan my week, there will be loads of super fruit and veg.

    I have also completed week one of my bronze body magic reward. Which I am really proud of myself for doing, as exercise has never been one of my favourite things to do.

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    Current BMI: 37.5
    Goal BMI: 23.6


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    Total Weight Loss: 1st12.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 5st8.5lb
    % Lost 11.13%
    Great week this week. I have been having a proper breakfast everyday, and not snacking on bread at work. I have managed to get in a lot of superfree to every meal, which I was surprised I was able to do as I am not the best fruit/veg eater. In spite of a whole bottle of wine and a pint of beer at the weekend, I somehow lost 6lbs tonight! To say I am stunned is an understatement! So, I am hoping that if I carry on the way I have been this week, then the weight will drop off at a nice steady rate.

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    Goal BMI: 23.6


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    Total Weight Loss: 1st12.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 5st8.5lb
    % Lost 11.13%
    Another good week, lost 3lbs! So that is 12lbs in total, aiming for my 1 stone next week! I will admit to being a bit lazy this week, i have done really simple meals, and not kept proper track of my syns, I still need to count my syns as I am still learning and getting used to food optimising. I don't want to get complacent and then sabotage myself. So this week there will be more focus on how I use my syns, and the Lifeline Online food diary should help. Hopefully I can achieve a 2 stone loss by the beginning of September.

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    Diet: Slimming World - EE
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    Current Weight: 15st1.5lb
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    Current BMI: 37.5
    Goal BMI: 23.6


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    Total Weight Loss: 1st12.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 5st8.5lb
    % Lost 11.13%
    After a couple of days feeling a bit down on myself and confused, I am feeling much better about my weight loss. It is mainly due to advice from others on here that made me realise that I will notice one day, not immediately like I want to :-)

    Friday was a bad day. Had a ready meal curry, aloo saag, randomly a load of prawn toast and half a bottle of wine!!! I felt awful after. I really regretted all of it, with the exception of the wine, I can never regret wine. When I had finished, I realised I didn't enjoy it, then wondered if I ever did as it was a meal I have had a load of times before. Saturday as a result was a new day, and I managed to sort of stay on plan, to be honest I forgot to keep a diary that day and I have forgotten most of what I had. But, I am sure it wasn't as bad as the night before. I am not concerned about losing this week, as I have eaten more crap than that and lost 3lbs at weigh in, but I don't want to make it a habit again like I once did pre-Slimming World. I made good use of my stationary bike over the weekend too, and beat my personal best yesterday. It was previously 2 miles in 10 minutes, not it is 2.3 miles in 10 minutes.

    I am also changing how I keep track of syns and healthy extras. I have decided to use my diary, it has a week on each double page, so I am hoping writing it down instead of using SW's online food diary I will find it easier, and not get tempted into bending the truth. At the end of the day I am only cheating myself.

    Overall, I have stuck to plan today. Used my syns on stupid things that I couldn't resist at work, so now having my kinder chocolate will take me way over my syns today. But, I can have it tomorrow, so it is not gone forever. I would have it, but my 1 stone award is more important, and I don't want to sabotage my weight loss any more than I possibly already have.

    Tomorrow will be a better day! I am determined to make it one!
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    Goal BMI: 23.6


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    Total Weight Loss: 1st12.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 5st8.5lb
    % Lost 11.13%
    Right, after 2 completely off-plan weeks due to being ill, my birthday and wanting a week off SW, I am back on it! So far I have managed 2 100% days, and I am feeling really good about things. Felt a bit crappy the past couple of day due to Star Week, but coming out the other side now, so less achy and grumpy.

    I have kept a diary of my food, cooked things I like, and tried new things, tomorrow's food is half-planned, with breakfast and lunch already made! I am not going to let myself sabotage my weight loss again. At last weigh-in I gained 1.5lbs, so I now have 3lbs to get to 16st and 4lbs to get into the 15s. I couldn't bear to gain again this week.

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    Goal BMI: 23.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st12.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 5st8.5lb
    % Lost 11.13%
    I haven't updated my diary on here for far too long! So, going to try and update more regularly as I feel I need to write things down. The past few weeks have been a bit up and down. I had a few weeks of feeling completely useless, I was really poorly for a few days, and just felt like I wasn't getting anywhere. But, I made myself look at my weight-loss record book, and I have lost every single week since 28th August. I didn't actually realise until I saw it written on the page. This has given me a major boost of self-belief, hopefully it will last!

    Last week at group, for some inexplicable reason I was nominated in the Miss Slinky awards. I have no idea who would vote for me, I didn't even realise people knew my name! Usually when my consultant gets to me during IMAGE Therapy she asks me how I am, I say "I'm good thank you" and she moves on after asking if I am ok for the week ahead, to which I say yes. I absolutely hate having the spotlight on me so to speak, so having to talk about my weight-loss journey was my idea of hell. I told my consultant I was terrified, and during my turn she prompted me with questions which helped. But I was sooo nervous and shaky during it that I was very happy when I was able to sit down again. I didn't win, but the woman I voted for did, so I was very happy with that. Looking back, I am a little bit proud of myself, but I would rather not be nominated for anything ever again!!

    This week, I am hoping to get to my Club10 finally! Only 1.5lbs to go, and that is what I seem to lose each week, so it is entirely possible that I reach it! After that, it is downhill to my 2 stone shiny, which feels like it has been a long time coming. It has taken me 21 weeks (ish) to lose 1st8.5lbs, I could of lost more, but I enjoy my treats too much but as long as I am losing I am not worrying.

    My slow cooker has been well used this last week. I have made the SW BBQ Pulled Pork, which is amazing!! Definitely doing that one again, and also 2 casseroles, one was awful, but the gammon one was lush, and a bit addictive. Going to cook jacket potatoes in it tomorrow, so they are ready for when I get home from work.
    "The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent." David Hockney

    Targets
    Fit into favourite jeans! Achieved - 6/9/14
    Fit into size 18
    Club 10 - 15st4lb Achieved - 20/11/14
    Interim Target 1 - 15st0lb

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