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Hello everyone - new joiner here!

S: 14st10lb C: 14st6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 32.6 Loss: 0st4lb(1.94%)
#1
Hi all!

Just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm 41 years old and have put on a lot of weight in the last three years because I've been stuck at home with M.E. I'm much better at living with the condition now, and have finally got to a point where I feel I can exert some control over what I eat!

I started SF on the 7th this month, and am not exactly doing things the SF way. I did start off following it religiously, because I thought it would be useful to train myself to eat in a very structured way (and it was useful), but because I am often not very active and can't exercise, I need fewer calories than an active person would, so I've had to tweak it a bit.

What I do now is:

  • One SF shake in the morning - half when I get up, and the other half about two hours later.
  • A snack of about 100-200 cals at lunchtime, usually something like a pack of Matteson's Fridge Raiders (how brilliant are these? Lifesavers!) and maybe a tiny pot of Petits Filous (50 cals, and very tasty!); or some soup or some baked beans.
  • Another snack of about 100 cals - as above.
  • Dinner: HUUUUUUUUUGE pile of veg, with a little protein - I try to bring this in at about the 500 cals mark.

This is working for me. After the first couple of days on SF my weight stalled and I stopped losing for about five days, which is what made me realise the total calories were too many for my lifestyle and limitations! After changing to the above method I find I'm losing consistently, and I'm much happier.

I tried doing a weekly weigh-in, but I'm just too impatient, so I weigh myself every morning!
 
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S: 11st6lb C: 10st0lb G: 9st6lb BMI: 21.9 Loss: 1st6lb(12.5%)
#2
Helloooooo Princess Pow and welcome to our lil gang!!! :D Good for you - finding a diet regime that works, that's the most important thing, finding something you are comfortable with and you can stick to;) When is your Weigh in day?
 
S: 14st10lb C: 14st6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 32.6 Loss: 0st4lb(1.94%)
#3
I weigh myself every day! I know it seems daft, but if I don't, I get disheartened, whereas if I do (and haven't lost any), I get all fired up and strict!

Mind you, I am permanently strict - just had enough of not feeling like "me"!
 
S: 11st6lb C: 10st0lb G: 9st6lb BMI: 21.9 Loss: 1st6lb(12.5%)
#4
Sounds like you know what works for you, well done! ;) I might weigh myself 2 or 3 times a week, as then at least I'll know that if it goes up one day, it's ok as long as it comes back down again!
 

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S: 14st6lb C: 13st1lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 30.4 Loss: 1st5lb(9.41%)
#5
Hi Princess pow, welcome to minimins
wow 12 days in and already what a great loss! sounds like your doing pretty darn good.
so have you got any little goals,
my first one is to get to 13stone,
feels like its taking for everrrr:sigh:
 
S: 14st10lb C: 14st6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 32.6 Loss: 0st4lb(1.94%)
#7
Thanks for the hello, everyone!

Kim, I don't really have any short term goals - I mean I think I'll celebrate every time I crack a half stone, because that always feels like a marker, doesn't it? But the goal really is to get down to about 11 stone and then take a long, hard look at myself and decide what I want to do!

Really, the point of this for me is to help myself be healthier, but I'm not going to pretend I don't look at all my size 12 clothes and want to get back in them...
 
S: 11st6lb C: 10st0lb G: 9st6lb BMI: 21.9 Loss: 1st6lb(12.5%)
#8
Hi Princess, celebrating half a stone is a great target, I'm happy with a pound off!! :D I wish you the best of luck and keep us updated!
 


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