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Hello all- and help needed!

S: 11st0lb C: 10st2lb G: 9st8lb BMI: 24.4 Loss: 0st12lb(7.79%)
#1
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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Mrs V

Loves Life!
S: 21st7lb C: 12st5lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 9st2lb(42.52%)
#2
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
 
S: 11st0lb C: 10st2lb G: 9st8lb BMI: 24.4 Loss: 0st12lb(7.79%)
#3
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
 

Mrs V

Loves Life!
S: 21st7lb C: 12st5lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 9st2lb(42.52%)
#4
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!
 
S: 13st0lb C: 12st10lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 29.6 Loss: 0st4lb(2.2%)
#6
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!!!

x
 
S: 13st0lb C: 12st10lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 29.6 Loss: 0st4lb(2.2%)
#7
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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