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how do you lose 2 thirds of your self?

#1
thats the question i am setting out to answer. i am too ashamed of my weight to join a class so am going it alone, hopefully with the support of you guys.
I have done this once before and lost 6 st, lost my focus and am now back at 29 stone:cry:
on monday i had some sort of wakeup not sure why or how, but walked out of work and into my gp's. We talked options from medication to surgery.{althougth bizarrly i don't meet nhs criteria for my area :(}
I have decided to write a diary to motivate myself and in the hope that writing it down will help me remain focused.
so hello all :wave_cry: wish me luck i reallllllllly want to do this. No i KNOW i can do this.
Mandy x

 
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#4
hi mandy welcome to minimins good luck losing the lbs xx
 

Tiphareth

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#5
Good luck and you can rely on the people here to help you through it.
 
#6
Hiya Mandy.

I'm in a similar place too, lost around 8st two years ago, went off plan, stresful things happened and now almost back where I started. I think having a diary on here will really help. Since you're not feeling confident enough to join a group minimins is a great alternative for wi results and food diary feedback, and for letting off steam when you need to!

Keep us posted x
 
#7
Thanks guys all encouragement greatly apprieciated :)
have been reading lots of diaries so have lots of inspiration, lots of recipies and ideas xx
thought i would write food diary here as well as i will never keep up to threads.
Pleasr if you spot any problems please tell me so i can correct them :). first off some using up going on at the mo, not had chance to do a proper shop. that will be on sat so will manage much better then.

Day 1 tues
B didn't have one :(

L Syn free sheperds pie using recipie from SW book
Peas and sweetcorn. muller light yog

T homemade syn free soup, with chicken

S x3 alpen light bars( x2 HEXb, 1x 3 syns) Banana and mango

Day 2 weds

B x2 weetabix, blueberries banana milk (hex a and b)

L lean pork maggi, so juicy mix (2.5 syns)
SW chips and sweetcorn and peas

T onion mushroom pepper omelette with pea shots, cucumber toms beetroot and spring onions, muller yog

S Alpen light bars x 2 (6 syns) banana

need to increase speed foods once i have been shopping

mandy x
 
#8
Yes, you CAN do it! Believe in yourself..getting the support here will defo help you, I know it helps me along :)

Your meals are really good-you'll have the weight off in no time :) I try not to snack myself (I'm weight watchers) but I understand that Slimming Word gives you syns each day, right?

Another thing-are you drinking water? 2 litres a day :) Get an Evian/Volvic 1 litre bottle and fill it up twice a day and bam, you've hit the 2litre mark. And walking? You don't have to do tons of exercise at the start, even a 10-20 minute walk every day will help and then build it up when you can. Break your goal up into smaller ones-focus on getting each half stone off. I've still 4 stone to lose and that's what I'm doing, it's keeping me calm because otherwise I would get too impatient lol!
 
#9
I'd advise drink plenty of water with the alpens, they might bung you up so to speak lol

Once you've had a chance to restocy'cupboards try not to purely rely on them for snacks. Fruit and yoghurt works well as an alternative for me personally :)
 
#10
thats the question i am setting out to answer. i am too ashamed of my weight to join a class so am going it alone, hopefully with the support of you guys.
I have done this once before and lost 6 st, lost my focus and am now back at 29 stone:cry:
on monday i had some sort of wakeup not sure why or how, but walked out of work and into my gp's. We talked options from medication to surgery.{althougth bizarrly i don't meet nhs criteria for my area :(}
I have decided to write a diary to motivate myself and in the hope that writing it down will help me remain focused.
so hello all :wave_cry: wish me luck i reallllllllly want to do this. No i KNOW i can do this.
Mandy x

Hi,
You can definitely do this, started at 31st 7lbs myself and have lost almost 11 st, 6+ on my own at home and then 4 and a half..almost... at group...good luck hun, everyone will be only to willing to help if you need a hand xx
 
#11
Hi,
You can definitely do this, started at 31st 7lbs myself and have lost almost 11 st, 6+ on my own at home and then 4 and a half..almost... at group...good luck hun, everyone will be only to willing to help if you need a hand xx
Wow, what an incredible inspiration you are Lily... amazing what can be achieved if you want it badly enough.

Broadsbean, you have come to the right place and I look forward to following your progress. Good luck chick, you can do it x
 
#12
well another day completed, not a bad one either, was a bit worried cos i had to go out for tea. not been out for several days as confidence at rock bottom :eek: but parents had decided i needed to :family2:
only panicked once in sainsburys, panic attacks only started this week and they are really the thing that has bought me to the end of the road.:eek:

Managed to pick up some bits and bobs but didn't finish the shopping. Forgot half of what i wanted when i panicked. This really isn't like me and i will be trying again on Sat this time with hubby.
Had a lovely tea with parents and daughter who has just returned from germany. I had complete control as mum put everything out on table so people could help themselves. :)
Sometimes i get overwelmed with guilt as i know they worry about my weight, and then what do i do oh yes EAT !!!:mad:
Anyway now i have convinced you all i am a loon i will leave this writing things down is strangely comforting and means i am not eating lol probably boring for you lot but good for me ;)
todays food diary:

B muller yog, banana and blueberries

L savoury rice with cucumber tomatoes and spring onions chopped in to it

T grilled steak all fat cut off ,baked potatoe salad I teaspoon of flora (2 syns) 3 dairylea light triangles (hex a)

S approx 57g low fat hummous (hex b) carrot sticks
mango and melon

plus 2 lts of water I never drink this much !! think i might drown lol

stuffed is the word tonight ;)

mandy x
 
#13
well another day completed, not a bad one either, was a bit worried cos i had to go out for tea. not been out for several days as confidence at rock bottom :eek: but parents had decided i needed to :family2:
only panicked once in sainsburys, panic attacks only started this week and they are really the thing that has bought me to the end of the road.:eek:

Managed to pick up some bits and bobs but didn't finish the shopping. Forgot half of what i wanted when i panicked. This really isn't like me and i will be trying again on Sat this time with hubby.
Had a lovely tea with parents and daughter who has just returned from germany. I had complete control as mum put everything out on table so people could help themselves. :)
Sometimes i get overwelmed with guilt as i know they worry about my weight, and then what do i do oh yes EAT !!!:mad:
Anyway now i have convinced you all i am a loon i will leave this writing things down is strangely comforting and means i am not eating lol probably boring for you lot but good for me ;)
todays food diary:

B muller yog, banana and blueberries

L savoury rice with cucumber tomatoes and spring onions chopped in to it

T grilled steak all fat cut off ,baked potatoe salad I teaspoon of flora (2 syns) 3 dairylea light triangles (hex a)

S approx 57g low fat hummous (hex b) carrot sticks
mango and melon

plus 2 lts of water I never drink this much !! think i might drown lol

stuffed is the word tonight ;)

mandy x
Awws *hugs* that must be really horrible having a panic attack in the supermarket. I hope you manage better next time.

Your menu looks brilliant, do you feel like you've got your head firmly in sw mode?

Don't be afraid to use a few more syns - especially while you still have a lot to use :)

Am off on holiday for a week later today, hoping to stick to plan 100% for most of it with maybe one or two flex days for a meal out here and there. Will check on your WI result/s when I get back, best of luck x
 
#14
Hiya, glad to hear you are going along well with your food choices. Sorry to hear about the panic attacks.

I had my first ever panic attack just after the birth of my first child, and with every birth after that. I get a lot more now, what with the blinking menopause so it could well be a hormonal imbalance going on. They are such hideous things to have to deal with and at the time you feel like you are going to die and thus avoid the 'trigger event', which is the worst thing to do. Please don't let it make you avoid the shops or wherever.

You are doing brilliantly. Good luck and have a lovely weekend.
 
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#15
well another day completed, not a bad one either, was a bit worried cos i had to go out for tea. not been out for several days as confidence at rock bottom :eek: but parents had decided i needed to :family2:
only panicked once in sainsburys, panic attacks only started this week and they are really the thing that has bought me to the end of the road.:eek:

Managed to pick up some bits and bobs but didn't finish the shopping. Forgot half of what i wanted when i panicked. This really isn't like me and i will be trying again on Sat this time with hubby.
Had a lovely tea with parents and daughter who has just returned from germany. I had complete control as mum put everything out on table so people could help themselves. :)
Sometimes i get overwelmed with guilt as i know they worry about my weight, and then what do i do oh yes EAT !!!:mad:
Anyway now i have convinced you all i am a loon i will leave this writing things down is strangely comforting and means i am not eating lol probably boring for you lot but good for me ;)
todays food diary:

B muller yog, banana and blueberries

L savoury rice with cucumber tomatoes and spring onions chopped in to it

T grilled steak all fat cut off ,baked potatoe salad I teaspoon of flora (2 syns) 3 dairylea light triangles (hex a)

S approx 57g low fat hummous (hex b) carrot sticks
mango and melon

plus 2 lts of water I never drink this much !! think i might drown lol

stuffed is the word tonight ;)

mandy x
Firstly, you are not a loon ...or maybe you are and in that case so am I so you're in good company lol, cos you sound exactly like me...I couldn't go outside my front door alone, was ok if someone came with me, but if I had to even take rubbish to the bins I would end up in a heap bawling my eyes out and shaking from head to toe.
I can only imagine how you must have felt in the supermarket, I avoid them as much as possible even now and do 90% of my shopping online, they are so big and scary and while I have gotten over my panic attacks, I remember them and don't like putting myself in places I feel might bring one on, but you should continue to do what you are doing, I also started to get them just after the birth of my 2nd child.
I was 31 and started my menopause at 37, I had an oophorectomy (same as a hysterectomy but they take absolutely everything and not just the womb), when i was 40, so I have now at 53 completed my menopause, and don't seem to have them any-more. I think you could be right about it being a hormone thing Chelsea Lou, whatever happens hun please try not to let it rule you (easier said than done I know), talking is good as it helps and you have done the best thing writing it down.
Good luck hun, your food diary looks great and you are doing a fantastic job xx
 
#16
welcome to the forum they are all such stars here, you are doing wonderfully I am doinjg it from home now so we can all stick together honey
 
#17
Thank you everybody, your support is so much apprieciated. I am already panicy at the thought of going shopping but i can not let it beat me cos i have a full time job i can't afford to lose! I WILL WIN
long day yesterday hubby at work son out all day fought with my self on several occasions to avoid the fridge:)
Friday is takeaway night in our house, when i followed this 2 years ago we kept it, so i don't eat all my sins in the week so i can join in. It seemed to work cos i lost 6st in 9 months.still try not to go wild to minimise tha damage though.
Had fish and peas which i really enjoyed felt satisfied and didn't eat for the rest of the evening :D
At the moment i am focused on my diet it is bordering on obsession :confused: so i am finding it easy to follow, but this is classic me, start well and then give in. This time i will not fail !!!
ok less rambling on to todays diary.


B necterine muller yog and an alpen bar. (3 syns)

L 3 slices of brown danish (hex b) 28g chedder (hex a) pea shoots, lean ham and tomatoes, 2 plumbs

T fish and peas (17 syns for fish)

S carrot sticks

only managed 1.5 litres of water today

right i need to sort my head out and go shopping :eek:

have a good everybody

mandy x



 
#18
well i survived the shopping, not with out some tears :cry: unfortunatly but survived, have to go out tomorrow as i vist elderly rels on a sunday :(

pleasent day once i had had my tantrum :wave_cry:

so food today seems to have gone well think i have managed well. Missed breakfast cos i was a bit het up unusual for me that, usually if i am anxious i eat.
todays diary :

L piece of cold chicken all skin removed, banana and an alpen light bar (1/2 a HEXB)

T low syn lasagna (4 syns), packed out with toms mush onions and peppers, and cheese (HEXA)

S Necterine, muller yog coconut one yummmmm
 
#19
Ahh bless hun , but at least you did survive it, well done you for going in the first place

Know what you mean about normally being the opposite when het up, I too have turned that corner, it's a great feeling isn't it?

Keep it up hun!!

I look at your food diary and wish I could eat that small amount...believe me it's a tiny amount compared to mine lol xx
 
#20
Hey hun, best of luck on your journey :) Have to say your food diarys sound lovely!! Is it the ee plan your following??....if it is dont forget your 1/3rd superfree with each meal....unfortunately peas n sweetcorn arnt included in sf :( gutted cause i love them lol

Ive clicked on follow your thread so i can keep up with your losses :) and also steal some food ideas...hope you dont mind lol good luck hunni x
 


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