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Getting back on it!

Mixxi

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So my weight is 9 stone 13 as of 21/06 (not as bad as I thought but still a way to go!)

Here are a list of small goals. I need small ones because I'm not looking to lose weight in a big rush.

Lose that first pound!
3 pounds lost (9st 10)
5 pounds lost (9st 8)
Half a stone lost yay! (9st 6)
9 pounds lost (9st 4)
11 pounds lost (9st 2)
13 pounds lost (9st)

I'll add some more goals as I start achieving them but this looks quite doable for me at the moment. :)


Hello!

I'm mainly just writing this so I can keep on track of what I'm eating. A couple of years ago I went from 13 stone to 9 stone in about a year. The past year I've found it hard to maintain my weight and it keeps creeping up but I'm too scared to weigh myself!

With it practically being Summer I want to wear whatever I want but am struggling to fit in my nice clothes :cry:

So here is my motivational picture to keep me on track (taken about a month ago). I know I'm not 'massive' but still bigger than I'd like to be. I'll hopefully weigh myself tomorrow!

 
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Mixxi

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Day one!

Oh by the way I estimate calories a lot because trying to find exact calories is so time consuming and boring.


Weetabix, banana + milk = 250 kcal
Leafy rice noodle salad + balsamic vinegar = 150 kcal
Curried vegetable soup + soya cream = 500 kcal
Soya yoghurt = 100 kcal
Marmite rice cakes = 100 kcal
Baked beans & Linda McCartney sausages = 350 kcal
Piece of toast + marg = 150 kcal

Total cals: 1600

Hmm.. was aiming for lower than that but have been super hungry. I did go to Zumba class for an hour though. Maybe weighing tomorrow will shock me into doing better!
 
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Day one!

Oh by the way I estimate calories a lot because trying to find exact calories is so time consuming and boring.


Weetabix, banana + milk = 250 kcal
Leafy rice noodle salad + balsamic vinegar = 150 kcal
Oh good for you getting back on the wagon so to speak!

Do you have a smart phone/blackberry? Calorie counting used to frighten me half to death until I downloaded My Fitness Plan which has nearly ever food and portion known to man on there :)
 

Mixxi

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Oh good for you getting back on the wagon so to speak!

Do you have a smart phone/blackberry? Calorie counting used to frighten me half to death until I downloaded My Fitness Plan which has nearly ever food and portion known to man on there :)
Noo I have a very old but reliable Nokia. Thanks for all the support though guys! Didn't expect any responses really!
 
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Noo I have a very old but reliable Nokia. Thanks for all the support though guys! Didn't expect any responses really!
Hey, and welcome. You don't need a phone to use myfitnesspal. I haven't got it on my phone (because its not a bloody android (whatever that is) but thats another story). If you have got the internet then you can join. I highly reccomend it. It was introduced to me when I was on minimins saying the same thing as you. I couldn't work out how everyone was so accurate with their calorie counting and thought I was stupid, then I realised how they were doing it. Have a look and join up, then we can all add you as a friend.

myfitnesspal.com

:D
 
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Good luck! :)
 

Mixxi

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I think I'll join that website if I don't lose weight by doing rough calorie counting but thanks for showing me it :)

Off to zumba in a bit!
 
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Love the sleeve! ;)

Good luck x
 

Mixxi

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So I'm starting at 9 stone 13lbs and feeling motivated today.

Porridge + raisins = 250 kcal
Baked beans & Linda McCartney sausages = 350 kcal
Tomato soup = 200kcal
'Chicken' and vegtables = 320 kcal
 
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Hey, I know this is quite a personal question, but I'm nearly at my goal weight and I'm a little curious about maintenance. I know you said that you too reached goal, but then put a little of the weight back on - where do you think you went wrong? I'm just trying to get as much advice as I can :D
 

Mixxi

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I think I lost weight too quickly and that means you put it on quicker. I also moved closer to my work so didn't have to cycle in any more so am getting less exercise. Also I live by LOADS of takeaway places so there is a lot of temptation around!! So it's a combination of things really. I think maintaining is really hard.
 

Mixxi

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Not been here as have been mega busy with family related stress! Been doing okay. I only want to lose a pound or two a week so hoping I will have by next weigh in although I am going out drinking Thursday AND Saturday. Oh dear!!
 
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I think I lost weight too quickly and that means you put it on quicker. I also moved closer to my work so didn't have to cycle in any more so am getting less exercise. Also I live by LOADS of takeaway places so there is a lot of temptation around!! So it's a combination of things really. I think maintaining is really hard.
I plan sticking to good ol' exercise so fingers crossed I should be ok on that department if I just stick with it :) Thanks for the advice, I'm trying to get as many tips as I can!
 
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I used to estimate cals... then when I had my first gain in August I started to weigh and realised I spent most of the time in denial, lol!!! I'm very jealous of people who can be realistic about food!!! Welcome and good luck. x
 


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