Hello all- and help needed!

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  1. trollydolly

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    Been avidly reading this forum for months now, and it's been a great help as I can't go to meetings (i'm a flight attendant long haul and I have the craziest schedules week in week out!) so, i've been following sw in the magazine and all the info a friend gave me. Been filling in the food diarys as well.

    Up to 4 weeks ago, all was good. I was loosing 1lb a week, which i was more than happy with as I wasn't that heavy when I started (11st). I'm now 10st 2 with a target of 9st 7lbs, and for the life of me I can't shift any more weight! so, desperate not to loose heart and stay determined (which trust me, on stop-overs when you eat at nice restaurants, buffet breakfasts etc is very difficult!) i've been sticking to the diet so determinedly- i will get the last 7lbs off! Before, I went running/swimming twice a week. I've now stepped that up to 4/5 times a week in an attempt to get off this 10st2. I eat my healthy extras each day- I am correct in thinking we have 2 from a and 2 from b each day right? (of course correlating to red or green) my a's will be skimmed milk(full allowance) and low fat cheese (although this is more a sprinkling than a whole serving!) and my 2 b's are porridge+1 ryvita and 2 x ryvita. I have mostly green days (1/2 red days per week) as i dont really like meat and the're so inflexible! My portion sizes on free food are quite large though... (well, it fills a normal dinner plate-no second helpings). As for syns, i'm very strict with them and record them every day- they usually total about 7-9 a day and are made up of 14g of chocolate buttons and then a few in sw recipes like stock etc, pureed fruit, raisins.

    Is this the dreaded plateau everyone talks about? once I shift past this weight- will every lb be this difficult to come off? Why is it happening? What can I do to get lower weight again? am I doing something wrong?

    I know its possible to loose more- as i read sw success stories all the time where people have down to a lot lighter! I'm just feeling disheartened as i've been trying so hard!

    any feedback would be great- and thankyou all so much, not just for this, but all your previous posts!

    x x x
     
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  3. Mrs V

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    Hi there. Firstly welcome!
    You say that you dont have your whole amount of cheese, does this mean that you are "guesstimating" the weight? If so, then if you are not weighing it out, then you are actually having them as syns and not as a HEA or HEB.
    I know with your job, choosing things to suit are difficult, but try and vary the a's and b's that you are having, as your body can get used to them.
    Also, if you are having syn free foods and fancy a second helping, then go for it! Dont feel that you have to restrict what you are eating and if its free then fill your boots!
    I hope this helps?!

    Kerry-Ann
     
  4. trollydolly

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    Heya! wow- quick reply! thankyou so much!
    well, i've been measuring out my HEa skimmed milk, but when it comes to the low fat cheese for HEb, I usually have it with an omelette, but really don't need all that much (guess i'm using 10g) about 1 tbsp grated.-i've just been counting it as a HEa even though its 1/4 of the portion! Do I have to have 4 HEs a day? my cereal HEb is weighed, and my ryvitas are counted out the night before. I will try and vary them though as i've just stuck to them for convenience!
    have a nice day!
    x x x
     
  5. Mrs V

    Mrs V Loves Life!

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    No probs Huni....right...yes, you can have 2 HeA and 2 HeB's a day if you want them. Im a bit old school, so I tend to stick to just the one HeA and 2 HeB, but its entirely up to you and will not effect your weight loss.
    Have you also had a look at the food diary section?? There may be some ideas there for meal planning to help you.
    Good luck and I forgot to say...well done on your weight loss so far!
     
  6. trollydolly

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    and well done you! 76lbs! i'm sat here flailing and grumbling about 7lbs! :-D
     
  7. StephCracknell

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    Another thing to look at when you plateau is upping your speed foods, and also making sure you vary your diet (if you aren't already). I know that I can tend to stay the same when I get stuck in a rut with my food :) I also don't do as well when doing mostly green days and need to switch between red/green/EE to keep the weight coming off. Good luck hon, sounds like you have great willpower to have done this all on your own!!!

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  8. StephCracknell

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    Here is a list of speed and ss foods

    Alfalfa sprouts
    Apples
    Apricots
    Asparagus
    Aubergine
    Babaco
    Baby whole sweetcorn
    Baked beans
    Bamboo shoots
    Bass
    Bean sprouts
    Balor bean
    Cluster bean
    Green bean
    French bean
    Runner bean
    Papri bean
    Beetroot
    Bilberries
    Blackberries
    Blackcurrants
    Black gram beans
    Borlotti beans
    Boysenberries
    Bream
    Broad beans
    Broccoli
    Butter beans
    Cabbage
    Cannellini beans
    Cantaloupe melon
    Carambola
    Carrots
    Cashew fruit
    Catfish
    Cauliflower
    Caviare
    Celeriac
    Celery
    Cherries
    Chicken
    Chicory
    Chillies
    Chinese leaves
    Clams
    Clementines
    Cockles
    Cod
    Cod roe
    Coley
    Courgettes
    Crab
    Cranberries
    Crayfish
    Cucumber
    Curly kale
    Cuttlefish
    Dab
    Damsons
    Dover sole
    Dried peas
    Eel jellied
    Eel plain
    Elderberries
    Endive
    Feijoa
    Fennel
    Figs
    Flageolet beans
    Flounder
    Flying fish
    Galia melon
    Garden peas
    Gherkins
    Gooseberries
    Grapefruit
    Grenadilla
    Guava
    Haddock
    Hake
    Halibut
    Haricot beans
    Herring roe
    Hoki
    Honeydew melon
    Jackfish
    John dory
    Karelo
    Kidney
    Kiwano
    Kohl rabi
    Kumquats
    Leeks
    Lemon sole
    Lemons
    Lentils
    Lettuce
    Limes
    Ling
    Lobster
    Loganberries
    Loquats
    Mandarins
    Mangetout
    Marrow
    Marrowfat peas
    Medlars
    Monkfish
    Mulberries
    Mung beans
    Mushrooms
    Mushy peas
    Mussels
    Mustard and cress
    Nectarines
    Octopus
    Okra
    Onions
    Oranges
    Ortanique
    Oysters
    Parrot fish
    Passion fruit
    Paw paw
    Peaches
    Pears
    Petits pois
    Processed peas
    Peppers
    Pineapple
    Plaice
    Plums
    Pollack
    Pomelo
    Pomfret
    Prawns
    Pumpkin
    Quorn
    Radicchio
    Radish
    Raspberries
    Red kidney beans
    Red snapper
    Redcurrants
    Redfish
    Rhubarb
    Salsify
    Satsumas
    Savoy cabbage
    Scampi
    Shallots
    Skate
    Spinach
    Spring onions
    Squid
    Strawberries
    Sugar snap peas
    Swede
    Sword beans
    Swordfish
    Tamarillo
    Tangerine
    Tayberries
    Tomatoes
    Tripe
    Tuna canned
    Tuna fresh
    Turbot
    Turkey
    Turnip
    Ugli fruit
    Veal
    Venison
    Vine leaves
    Watermelon
    Watercress
    Whelks
    Whiting
    Winkles
    Prickly pears
    Veal
    Crab
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