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    Diet: No sugar, no grain (NSNG)
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    Start Date: Summer 2014
    Start Weight: 13st0lb
    Current Weight: 13st0lb
    Goal Weight: 9st9lb
    Goal Date: whenever


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    This IS the rest of my life...

    This is probably the millionth diary ive started on here. Ive started and failed on every diet on the shelf in waterstones (and more!). Enough dieting. And enough of the diet starts tomorrow, and delaying things until ive lost weight.

    This is a healthy eating, long term diary. My goal is still very definitely weight loss, but this will be a meander not a sprint. I need to rediscover "normal eating" and stop lurching from one diet to another. I want to set up good eating habits and find a new hobby that doesn't involve reading diet books and googling 10lbs in ten days or working out how much weight I could lose before such and such an event.

    I'm going to start off by loosely calorie counting (and I mean loosely...not getting hung up if I'm eating out and don't know the exact number of calories) and whilst nothing is banned, I will aim to focus on eating for health. I have a goal weight in mind so im going to eat my maintenance calories for that weight - it'll give me a reasonable no of cals and when I get to that weight I will know roughly how much to eat to maintain.

    Target weight: 135 lbs
    Calories for maintaining at 135 if inactive: 1620

    So I'll have 1620 cals a day plus activity cals if needed. I'm not getting hung up on the numbers though. It's a ball park.

    In addition, no more daily weighing. My weekly weigh in will be Mon . and my buzzword is consistency. Day in, day out . Warts (and blips) included.

    My final promise to myself is to plan my menus. I'm not good at planning in advance so im going to aim to plan the next day every evening, so im not left trying to whip something up last minute and making decisions out of hunger.

    No more new starts. Every day counts.
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    Diet: No sugar, no grain (NSNG)
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    Start Date: Summer 2014
    Start Weight: 13st0lb
    Current Weight: 13st0lb
    Goal Weight: 9st9lb
    Goal Date: whenever


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 31.2
    Current BMI: 31.2
    Goal BMI: 23.2


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    So today:

    B - soya latte
    S - carrots & aubergine dip; 1/3 bottle smoothie
    L - egg mayo sandwich, coffee with milk
    S - costa primo strawberry cooler
    D -stir fried chicken, peppers & courgette with salsa in a wrap, fruyo yogurt

    Ex - p90x chest & back (I wanted to run but was thwarted by a broken treadmill)

    Cals approx 1450
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    Diet: Variation of 5:2 - 2 days at around 600-700cals, 3 days at 800-1000 and 2 days whatever
    Height: 5ft4in
    Start Date: November 2013
    Start Weight: 12st0lb
    Current Weight: 9st7lb
    Goal Weight: 8st8lb
    Goal Date: 9th October 2014


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    Start BMI: 28.8
    Current BMI: 22.8
    Goal BMI: 20.6


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    Weight to Lose: 0st13lb
    % Lost 20.83%
    Hi Phoenix - this is exactly what I decided autumn / winter last year. I just changed the way I thought about food and decided to eat more healthily. Cutting out processed stuff and eating 5 portions of fruit and veggies as many days a week as I could. Between nov 2013 and end if feb 2014 I lost about 9pounds without dieting. Still partying lots, take always etc.

    Then April and may I lost another stone but by calorie counting and restricting what I ate 5 days per week. Stalling a bit last couple if weeks due to op, no exercise but back to healthy eating tomorrow as dare I say it, I'm actually missing the veggies!!

    I'm sure this is the the best way of doing it. Nettee on a different thread is doing something similar and having some success so far too. I think it's much more sustainable.

    Good luck xx
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    Just wanted to pop in and wish you luck on your new healthy eating and exercise plan...looking good!

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    Diet: No sugar, no grain (NSNG)
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    Start Weight: 13st0lb
    Current Weight: 13st0lb
    Goal Weight: 9st9lb
    Goal Date: whenever


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    Current BMI: 31.2
    Goal BMI: 23.2


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    Thank you both.

    I'm struggling with the not weighing bit, and it's weird not having an exercise schedule I have to follow but I've set myself 20 mins of sweating 5 times a week. I think that is realistic to sustain long term and means I can go with how I feel on the day.

    My mind is trying a few tricks...The little devil on my shoulder is suggesting fasting or calorie cycling, but I think that'll happen naturally anyway - more on days I'm eating out, less on others. I need to learn to keep it simple.
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    Diet: No sugar, no grain (NSNG)
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    Start Date: Summer 2014
    Start Weight: 13st0lb
    Current Weight: 13st0lb
    Goal Weight: 9st9lb
    Goal Date: whenever


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    Start BMI: 31.2
    Current BMI: 31.2
    Goal BMI: 23.2


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    25th June

    B - skinny latte and wholewheat scone
    L - salami and rocket focaccia, watermelon
    S - fruyo strawberry
    T - wholemeal pasta with tomato, onion & chicken sauce, parmesan, broccoli
    S - glass of red wine, 2 squares choc

    Ex - 3 mile fartlek run (v slow - too hot to run straight so ran 2 miles then alternated between faster running, sprinting and walking)

    Cals 1600

    Wheat at three meals today...that can't be good. Def feel bloated.
    Last edited by Phoenyx : 25th June, 2014 at 08:44 PM
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    Good luck Phonex! Just find the best dieting plan for yourself and everything will be great! Seems you are strating very good! Keep going and all the best wishes to you;-)
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    Diet: No sugar, no grain (NSNG)
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    Goal Date: whenever


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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerJV View Post
    Good luck Phonex! Just find the best dieting plan for yourself and everything will be great! Seems you are strating very good! Keep going and all the best wishes to you;-)
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    26 June

    Funny eating and exercising day today...lots of snacks instead of an evening meal and ran twice. I'd arranged to go out in the eve with a friend, but she injured herself on Tues so I booked a morning run with another friend. Then first running pal turned out ok and I really didn't want to cancel on either so I did both. I'm really not fit enough for both but took it slowly. I did 2 miles (hilly) in the am and 3 (flat) in the eve. I did feel lead legged but was glad it had cooled down significantly this eve.

    B - scrambled egg white & spinach wrap, soya latte
    S - 2 qualitystreets chocs
    L - 1/2 baked potato and beans (forgot my lunch and this was the healthiest thing in the canteen)
    S - 2 quality street chocs
    S - bowl of porridge, some left over roast chicken from DDs plate, skinny latte
    S - bean salad
    S - marmite rice cakes with cottage cheese, 3 strawberries

    Ex - AM 2 mile run; PM 3 mile run

    Cals: 1850 (slightly high but compensated for with extra exercise)

    If I were a nutritionist I'd say less starchy carbs, more veg.
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    I failed to plan today so here's my plan for tomorrow.

    B - scrambled egg, whites & spinach, soya latte
    L - veg & bean soup, marmite rice cakes, cottage cheese
    S - strawberries & yoghurt
    T - ???
    S - glass of red wine, dark choc

    Ex - either running or doing a dvd
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    Goal Date: whenever


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    I messed up. Sob. Back to the drawing board. Gonna pick myself up, dust myself off and remind myself that bingeing is a slippery slope.

    I need to remember that:
    - every day counts...tomorrow never comes
    - I think it'll be one day off track but it often process harder to get back on the wagon than I thought. Four days of bingeing in this case.
    - this is SO bad for my health. I'm f*cking up big time.

    I don't know what triggered my nine on Friday. I was kind of thinking....I'll just have a cheat day. I deserve that, itll help me stay on track the rest of the week blah blah blah. Then I was thinking, I need to eat cleaner, I'll start eating clean on Monday. Then today, but it's the start of July tomorrow, I'm not truly prepared today, tomorrows a better day etc etc. And the problem is I don't just eat big portions or a pudding...i go on a fully blown binge. It's disgusting.

    And the worst thing is, I'm not sure where to go next. I've failed at every diet. Calorie counting again? Clean eating? I don't know.
    Last edited by Phoenyx : 1st July, 2014 at 06:33 AM
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    Diet: No sugar, no grain (NSNG)
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    Goal Date: whenever


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    Current BMI: 31.2
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    30 days clean eating and exercising. Only rule is no sugar. Here goes...
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    Exercise: run (30 mins) v hard going, I've lost so much fitness...but got to start back somewhere

    B - banana, small handful of nuts
    L - salad leaves with avocado, egg and tuna, dressed with olive oil, balsamic vinegar
    S - small handful mixed nuts
    T - homemade veg soup, 2 gluten free sausages & 2 fried eggs; Greek yoghurt & raspberries
    Last edited by Phoenyx : 3rd July, 2014 at 09:52 PM
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    I am following a strict diet plan... no sugar ..so salt.. just tasteless... I thought my life becomes a tasteless one...

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    Hey Phoenyx, just wanted to say that I am the same, I was going to 'start' on Monday, then I thought, 'Nah, tomorrow is the 1st of July, that's a much better day to begin', and it really is such nonsense. Life is a constant stream, it doesn't begin on a day cos you decide it does. Sigh. Anyway, what I am trying to do with my plan is build a routine for myself that I can follow without thinking. I'm going to have 3 meals I cook every day at the same time, and drink my herbal tea. Other than that, I can have what I like, but I'm hoping that I won't want anything more after a while. Anyway, best of luck to you girl, I hope we both figure out how to be happy!

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