A Taste Of Honey

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  1. Honey39

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    Today I’ve done four months and six days with Slimming World, and it’s going well. The weather is appalling here, and we had blizzard like conditions all day today. Eating healthily is a real challenge, and I am very proud that I have not succumbed to bingeing or comfort eating. I am hungry though, I feel like I crave pizzas, pastries, stodge basically. Plus I’m coming up to ToTM, which always makes me really want chocolate and peanuts.

    My food diary for today:
    · 1 x banana, some grapes, activia yoghurt, fruit and fibre (HEX B)
    · Skimmed milk for coffee
    · Satsumas x 2
    · 1 x banana
    · ½ packet of couscous (1)
    · ½ tin of M&S chicken curry
    · Cadbury’s highlight
    · Grapes
    · Activia yoghurt
    · ½ sweet potato

    I’ve not drunk enough water, maybe about 400 cl. I’m shattered, getting home was a real challenge, all transport had been withdrawn, and I’m feeling knackered. But I managed to get home, so that’s good.

    A plus point about losing weight – I have a huge amount of clothes to choose from, and I can layer with ease and look really nice. I’ve lost 46 lbs, and I love choosing my clothes each day. Today I wore a really nice red sweater underneath a grey jacket with a black skirt, and felt warm and cosy and also attractive. I know I have a long journey, but I’ve come far enough that there’s a definite difference.

    I am fearful of losing my way, and I want to acknowledge that it’s likely that I will fall off the wagon. I am looking at that possibility with my eyes wide open, and devising strategies to make sure that I don’t make this part of my ‘all or nothing’ personality. It’s not about being perfect, it’s about being tenacious and not letting go of my progress.

    I know that the odds are terrifically bad for losing weight and maintaining weight loss – 2% will succeed, 98% will not. That’s a rubbish statistic, but I think that I can beat those odds provided I use every thing in my arsenal to achieve it. I want to lose weight more than anything else, and I know that I can do this. Slow, steady, determined, committed. And my sweet baked potato smells wonderful!
     
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    Well done! :) Im missing stodge too..pasties, pies etc :( and with crimbo its getting a bit depressing lol Keep up the good work though!!
     
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    Thanks SarahLou! I definitely want stodge in the cold weather, just have to figure out the Slimming World version!!
     
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    People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.

    This is an entry for yesterday, really. It wasn’t a great day, I bought chocolate M&Ms on my way home, and ate them all, sigh. On the other hand, I do understand why I made poor choices:

    • I had lunch provided by someone else, which was a baked potato and fillings. I got there late, and while it was nice, it felt like I ate a dry potato and very little else, so I was hungry all afternoon.
    • I didn’t drink enough water: the reason is because of the appalling weather. If I have to walk home for an hour in the freezing cold, I can’t risk the thought of suddenly needing the loo from guzzling down water. On the other hand, that’s a nonsense excuse for the day and evening, isn’t it?
    • Thirdly, my period started last night/this morning, which made sense – I always have this terribly primitive craving for chocolate/peanuts just before, but it never seems hormonal.
    So I am a little disappointed in myself, but today I am going to focus on making good and healthy food choices, and definitely upping the liquid intake. The heating is on full everywhere, which makes me feel lethargic and dried out.

    I have this foolish fear that without being vigilant, I will instantly put all the weight back on in a matter of hours. Maybe that will ease off the longer that I am reporting here, and being accountable and sticking at it? We’ll see.
     
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    Well if you manage to work anything out let me know! :D x
     
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    hi honey39

    :wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow: :superwoman: u've done fantastic so far well done u x
     
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    Coo-eee Honey! :wavey:

    This is where you are! I am shocked to read this...

    No reason to believe that you (and me!) will not be in the 2%. With good planning, loads of motivation and 24/7 minimins support, I think we are in with a shout! :party0011:


    Christmas and Hogmanay - two flexi syn weekends out of 52. Bring it on! :smiley1842:
     
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    Thanks Val, that's a really nice thing of you to say, I appreciate it!
     
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    Hello my lovely!!! How nice of you to visit my very own thread - care for a cuppa?! See, am quite the hostess...

    I'm absolutely determined to be in the 2%, and I think we can do it - I mean, sure, 98% will fail, but that's everyone ever dieting. 2% will succeed, and that's do-able - not great, but definitely do-able. I've been reading and thinking about this a lot over the last few months, and I do think that Slimming World is the best way to go as well.

    For me, I *know* my triggers. I hate feeling deprived and on a diet, that always will make me rush out and fall face first into pastries and crisps. Slimming World lets me eat loads of food, but is gently coaxing me towards making sure that I eat loads of fruit, vegetables and 'healthy' food. Honestly, I can see myself doing this for the rest of my life, it's a very 'clean' way of eating, discouraging processed food and easy fixes.

    I've been reading a lot of weight loss blogs out there, which is really eye opening. People wanting a quick fix, or having gastric bands and all that. I'm sure that works for a lot of people, but for me - I have issues with food, and I need to re-learn that relationship. I am loving eating well, and I feel genuinely good at the moment.

    I AM nervous about the holiday season I have to say, but I feel optimistic that I WILL definitely keep on weighing in on our fabulous Sunday thread no matter what. Even if I do have to report an unprecedented 40 lb gain one weekend, sigh...!!!!
     
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    LOL 40 lbs gain in a weekend?? How would you manage that? Deep-fried wedding cake supper?!

    You are doing the best slimming plan available (in my opinion). You are eating healthy food in moderation. It is yummy and sustainable so I have no worries about you continuing your success. Trust the plan and relax into it :) x
     
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    Lol definitely a vivid image there!!!!! Thank you for the support, you're the best!!
     
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    Bridge the world

    I'm sitting in Starbucks drinking an extra hot skinny latte. I've just bought a new top, I feel sort of good. But I have this definite urge to binge. I feel out of control and hopeless this week. I've got two days off and the weekend and I want to lose myself in food.

    I know that my all or nothing mentality is a hindrance. But I feel it like this powerful urge. 18 weeks of doing this versus twenty plus years of not.

    I think the reason I'm finding it so hard is that my whole system and routine has been knocked off balance by the atrocious weather. I am buying food from the corner shop on a daily basis then walking home through piles and piles of snow and ice. I can't really carry too much.

    These are excuses I know. But today I'm unhappy, I can't go home because of the weather. I want to buy loads of crisps and chocolates and curl up and watch movies.

    I'll report back later and say how the day has gone...:)
     
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    Heart of ice

    Man this snow is a joke. I want it to just GO!!!!! It's all dirty and ugly now, yellow stained ice.
     
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    hi honey if u want crisps and chocolate have them just keep within ur syns if u don't have them it might make u have a massive binge then ur gonna feel mad at urself good luck :)
     
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    I agree with Val. You are having a crap day, but how much worse will it be if you binge and end up feeling bad about that too?

    Remember that a bad day does not need to mean a bad week - even if you are feeling all-or-nothing. The snow is a pain in the bum, but is meant to thaw a bit over the next few days (before returning next week gggrrr!) so hit the veg shops while the sun shines. Make a healthy shopping list and get some magic soup stuff for next week.
     
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    Thanks lovely guys - you're absolutely right, I've bought myself some fruit and veg, and I'm going to have a nice tea (steak and stirfry).

    I am definitely going to stick at Slimming World, and it's good to have this website and forum and all this support - especially helpful to have an app for Minimins, so I can post here when I'm out and about and want to vent for a little while.

    Hope your day is going well, guys - thanks for the support, that was really nice of you (((((hugs))))) Honey x
     
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    Failure is only a fact when you give up. Everyone gets knocked down, the question is: Will you get back up?

    Well, I’m ending the day okay. It was a tough day, and I’ve pulled a muscle or something under my rib cage, which means it has been painful breathing for the last two weeks, and today it got worse, a lot worse. I had tests for something else recently though, so I figure that anything dangerous would have shown up. It feels musculo-skeletal, so am not too worried, but it’s painful.

    Anyway, food-wise, I’m preparing: steak, stir fry, mushrooms, salad (rocket, tomato, pepper), which is 0 SYNS, so that’s good. I kind of spent the day trying to get things in that would respond to my excuses about not eating well, and I am going to get back on track so I can hope for a STS on Sunday. I am going to remain accountable and steadfast.

    I read an interesting article about weigh re-gain today. It said that losing weight is like winning the lottery, in that it won’t change your life the way that you think. Life won’t magically get better, and people apparently often regain when they discover that their problems don’t go away, so they lose their motivation. Losing weight is not a cure-all to life’s woes. I’ve been thinking a little bit about this. Losing weight to me means feeling and looking better, but I won’t magically become Barak Obama or Angelina Jolie, I’ll still be me with all my pluses and minuses. It’s not a magic pill of eternal happiness.

    Okay, that makes sense to me. On the other hand, I am morbidly obese so my life will drastically change in that I’ll feel physically a lot better. When I lost a significant amount of weight previously, I felt marvellous in that I could walk for miles and dance all night. I don’t want to be model slim, if I can find a happy stable weight, that will be my lifelong achievement. But it’s important not to wait (weight?!) until then to live life.
     
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    Feels good to be back on track. Tomorrow I'm going to make sure that I do two things:

    i). Eat one third superfree
    ii). Drink 2000 cl of water

    Those are my only two guidelines for the day for eating.
     
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    Hey Honey :) Well done on finishing your day on a high.

    I hope you enjoy your time off work and make lots of lovely meals for yourself. You deserve the best!

    (Beware of drinking 2000cl of water though! That is 20 litres - you will be peeing like a police horse :eek: LOL)
     
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    Hey Honey,

    I'm also following your diary now :D. Next thing you know, you'll have the whole of the 'Sunday weighers' people here too. Like lemmings off a cliff..........

    Well done for taking control of the day. And not saying 'blow it' to the rest of the week. I'm sure it's not been easy for you. Don't sit and think of all the negatives and things that you did that you shouldn't or what you didn't do, think of the things that you did which you are proud of. And well done for your positive attitude.

    I hope the snow has started to thaw. Ours has almost gone now. Yay ! It suddenly warmed up today and then it disappeared !!!

    I have everything crossed for a STS for you this week. And we WILL be hunting you down if you're not there on Sunday !

    (((((((hugs)))))))

    Gail x
     
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