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Molly & Sam Race to Target

Discussion in 'Slimming World Teams & Challenges' started by lickthelid, 9 June 2014 Social URL.

  1. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    So we both have approx 12lb to go and have decided to race to our respective target weights. Anyone with a similar amount to go to target please feel free to join us or at least SHOUT encouragement to your chosen horse from the sidelines. All bets are off ladies and gentlemen....
     
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  3. MollyMolly

    MollyMolly Silver Member

    And they're under starters orders! (does this give me a good excuse to buy a fabby hat from my favourite local milliner? :D )
     
  4. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    Yes to the hat. I have mine as you know haha. And Cave Girl, that's ok we all have our favourites ;)

    I'd back her too to be fair. Purely based upon form. She is clearly built for the long race. I'm more suited to the jumps....

    Was that Claire Balding I just spotted over by the paddocks?
     
  5. MollyMolly

    MollyMolly Silver Member

    Ah yes ... but sadly I'm more Suffolk Punch than Quarter Horse ;)
     
  6. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    I have NO idea what that means. I've run the gamut of my horse racing knowledge already haha

    i just had to google willie Carson to make sure he was still alive ;)
     
  7. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    You'd be right to back Molly. 1lb in for me but after last weeks 6.5 my body needs to recoup! :)
     
  8. MollyMolly

    MollyMolly Silver Member

    1lb off is 1lb closer :D ... and don't forget that I had a fairly large loss last week too, so I'm not expecting much from this week.

    I was surgically removed from my lovely, comforting, almost floor length size 20 work skirt by friends last night (they've actually confiscated it!) ...it's been replaced with an on the knee, size 14, navy pencil skirt and I'm seriously outside my comfort zone today - weird!
     
  9. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    No no 1lb ON! Haha. One off I would have been ecstatic. So that puts me at the 13 marker....hmmm.
     
  10. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    Can someone please kick me up the bum? I'm eating dust here ladies! I have hit a mental plateau being so close to target and it's infuriating but all the strict talking to my brain is doing nowt. I'm not even being terribly naughty by my old standards I'm just standing still!!
     
  11. MollyMolly

    MollyMolly Silver Member

    Have a ((((HUG)))) Sam .... would it help to think less about weight loss/target, and more about where we came from in terms of what is, essentially, our eating disorders and our ongoing recovery from those?

    I think that I've accepted that I'm never going to be able to eat off plan again - in that, for me at least, crisps/chocolate/cake/bread/processed foods etc are as dangerous for my recovery as a seemingly innocuous glass of sherry would be to an alcoholic. It's thinking along those lines that keeps me on the wagon and to be honest I'm OK with the idea of not eating that stuff again if it means protecting me from myself.

    It's not the weight in and of itself that I'm scared of going back to (I was largely - no pun intended - oblivious to how I looked) but more the loss of control that it signaled and the health problems that were looming on the horizon.
     
  12. MollyMolly

    MollyMolly Silver Member

    Just back from weigh in ... 3.5lb off :D AND. I am officially no longer overweight!!! :character00100::thankyouthankyou::party0011::wee:
     
  13. Jeanne Von Buttonpopper

    Jeanne Von Buttonpopper Silver Member

    You have done incredibly well, just look how far you have come. You are so close to target and so slowing down can sometimes happen as you know. I don't think you need a kick up the bum. Maybe you just need a change for a week. How about a superspeed week or a soup week (use that flask of yours :)). A positive WI next week will set you back on track :D
     
  14. Jeanne Von Buttonpopper

    Jeanne Von Buttonpopper Silver Member

    Another spectacular WI. Really pleased for your achievement.
     
  15. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    Ahhh!! Well done you!!! That's amazing :). I bet you feel amazing. There is still time for me this week but I suspect this is a one horse race! :) Thank you for the hug and the mental boost, it helped more than you can know. X
     
  16. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    thanks JVBP! I think you and Molly are right, I should be kinder to myself and remember what I came from! ;) soup
    is an option but I'm so very much warm weather = cold foods BUT think I might knock up something for this coming week. Maybe the speed tomato soup or similar. I'm planning a scan bran lunch and, as you say, a good loss will boost me. I think its because I can't eat the way I did so when my evening meals are bigger I feel so HEAVY and psychologically that's not good. I'm going to review portion sizes. Last night I had a bit less than normal and felt better so I need to find a new portion size. Maybe I'll crack out my side plate!!


    Thank you, you guys rock :)
    x
     
  17. MollyMolly

    MollyMolly Silver Member

    I tend to eat my largest meal in the evening and, even though it's largely superfree and I'm losing on it, I too am starting to feel 'heavy' after I've eaten it. I think perhaps we're coming to like that feeling of being on the cusp of hunger as opposed to full - which can only be a good thing :D

    I've adjusted my main target - there is no way that another 3.5lb is going to make any difference to my current body shape and I'm not happy to settle yet, so, with the adjustment, I still have 8.5 to go to target (and probably another 6 after that, which I'll amend in a week or two, lol), so the race is still on :D xx
     
  18. Jeanne Von Buttonpopper

    Jeanne Von Buttonpopper Silver Member

    Are you still eating fish LTL? I know plenty of 'veggies' who do. If so, you could try a fish week. There is a thread on this somewhere - my fishy week. They reckon you can have a brill loss on it (no pun intended). :D

    As for the race, on this occasion you cannot beat Molly, but I'd challenge anyone to, she's unbeatable!!
     
    Last edited: 17 June 2014
  19. MollyMolly

    MollyMolly Silver Member

    I eat a lot of fish - love, love, love it :D and thankfully my eldest (who is a chef) works in a fish restaurant, so brings me yumminess whenever she comes to visit lol
     
  20. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    No I'm a true vegetarian rather than a pescatarian so no fish. Although I did love fish :) tbh I'm borderline vegan with the exception of eggs and the odd bit of cheese. I have very little dairy to speak of. I think the balance of meals is proving crucial to me and I'm yet to get my head around habitually dishing up less for myself. I'll get there!

    Way at to go to Molly for adjusting your target. Tbh I have wondered if I will be happy to settle at 11.5 stone and to be honest I think the answer is yes. Much more off than that and i will lose any curves due to my frame being quite broad and could start to look a little "thin". I'll rest when I get to that and see how I feel over time but I know that will put me at a comfortable 12 and I can't see myself aiming lower. Although maybe that's because I never even thought I'd get this far haha.
     
  21. MollyMolly

    MollyMolly Silver Member

    There's a lovely Vegan recipe section in the Graun Life & Style section today ... not hugely SW friendly as they stand, but I'm sure they could be tweaked :D

    It seems that under the layers of fat I'm not as big framed as I thought I was LOL. Plus I carry a lot of my weight on my stomach, which distorts clothes sizing a bit - I'm in a 14 and they aren't skintight, but I'd like to be a comfortable 14/generous 12. Hopefully a maximum of another stone should achieve that, because I'm not sure my skinny bits (ie everything apart from my stomach at this point) could take much more than that.

    It's encouraging to hear that you maintain by eating much the same Cavegirl - I'm hoping to be able to do much the same as I'm happy with what I eat now and don't want to shake it up too much (that fear of provoking a feeding frenzy again lol)
     

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