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  1. beckah

    beckah Member

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    Ive spent most of today here looking at all the posts and Im soooo confused ( it doesnt take much:rotflmao:) which diet to go with.

    My main problem is not only changing what I eat but also how as I know I have shocking eating habits. Today I only had my cups of coffee up til 2 this afternoon, when I had a sandwich, then my main meal at 7. So far thats all Ive eaten plus alot of coffee and thats typical in a day and as the weights still creeping up it must be very wrong. Also I admit some nights I will snack about 10/11 at night but this isnt every night.

    18 months ago I damaged my back lifting my daughter in and out of her wheelchair so exercise has been near non existence since which is also a problem.

    I know Im never going to be a size 10 again but I just want to be able to fit into the wardrobe full of clothes I already have. Also me and my hubby want to renew out marriage vows but I just cant face it as I am now and it is getting me down.

    Sorry for waffling on..... a bit like my revels habit, once I start I cant stop :sign0007:
     
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  3. caws

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    There's so many to follow, it can be quite difficult finding something that suits you.

    I find having breakfast very important (usually a bowl of Oat So Simple or All Bran and a glass of orange) otherwise I start picking. Cutting down on the amount of coffee that you're drinking (if you have alot) may help.

    Maybe try to have three meals a day and have some fruit or something similar to snack on in the evening if you get a little peckish.

    Good luck :)
     
  4. blue_grapefruit

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    I would say a slimming club like WW cos I know they teach a lot about snacking and eating meals at the right time ;)

    BTW - Caws, your username haunts me :D
     
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    xowee-shortieox Slowly Shrinking. Yay!!

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    Hey Beckah!
    I had the same sort of problem. So i decided not to go with a diet.. ive basicaly modified my eating.. and its working for me.
    I cut out coke, take away etc.
    I also started eating breakfast and drinking 4L Plus a day!
    Was hard at first and i hated water but now i love it!
    I havent lost alot, and i just had a sh*t weekend!
    Ive been doing it for a month, but for me it was a good way to start off..
     
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    Why's that then ?
     
  7. beckah

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    Thanks for the replies, I was kinda thinking along the same lines too about just changing my eating habits before committing to a programme. Have to say though the thought of giving up or even limiting my coffee is scary lol!! And I really dont like water.....best get over that!!

    Im so glad I found the forum though as I dont really want to announce what Im doing and am going to need all the support/advice I can get
     
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    Yeah, i wasnt good with weight watches as ive tried it before etc.
    And because losing weight is a lifestyle change, i wanted to be able to do something i could stick too!

    I have found this forum the best.
    Its got all the best people in the world! they give great support and at the end of the day have/are all going through the same stuff :D
     
  9. beckah

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    As long as I dont get banned for my continuous questions:hide:
     
  10. blue_grapefruit

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    Cos it means "cheese" in welsh!
     
  11. Taz

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    4l a day is way too much for a normal diet! Too much water will wash out all the sodium which is a very dangerous thing to do. The recommended amount is 1.5-2l per day
     
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    Beckah, I do SW and I love the fact that I have a guide of what I can eat but the decision is totally mine. Nothing is banned so I can still enjoy my treats
     
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    and Im another big slimming world fan - its working really well for me so far, whatever you decide to do good luck xxx
     
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    While I was at the chippy earlier ( shhhh ) i popped into spar and bought the WW mag, and have to say Im quite impressed and I think its the route I will take...... just need a wee shove to get me there lol
     
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    Hahaha - suits me then because I'm a cheese addict but am cutting it out completely at the moment !

    Would you want to go to a class Beckah or try and follow it yourself for now ?
     
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    Id agree with Taz 4l a day is too much, bearing in mind you get 2l a day from food.

    I think WW would be a great route for you (not that Im biased) as I genuinely have found its re educated me with my relationship with food and my attitude to over eating.
     
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