We really need to do this don't we @Allotrope I need to catch up with your diary to see how you've been getting on. I've not started the BSD Monday as planned, because I came on my monthly.I feel just like that - that my weight affects every part of my life, but particularly my confidence.
You can do this! You'll be mentally ready when you get back from holiday
Thank you Pigletville I'll have to check out your diary, before I ask you a million questions about how you're getting on. Good luck with your journey too. I have to say you've done amazing so far judging by the stats under your username. I hope I can do as well as you. lisa xWelcome back. I'm currently on Exante too, switched over from low carb to get over a plateau and have every intention of switching back after a couple of months.
Have you measured yourself too? Inches reduce when scales don't. I'm smaller inches than when I was last this fat - mainly because I've been low carb recently, and have more muscle than before. I had an inbody 770 which shows high muscle mass. MFP has a section to track measurements. My goal is to loose inches and get below half my height - 33 inches. Currently 40 inches and much larger hips and thighs - as I do go in at the waist! I look forward to keeping you company.So, the bathroom faerie returned the scales so I could weigh myself this morning. I have lost 1st 8lbs in four weeks. I'm really pleased with this loss as I've moved down two stone brackets on the scales. I've also lost inches from all over, which is amazing. Anyway, pre-planned evening off today and I will try to stick to just chicken and salad with mayonnaise on the side. Then I'm back on Exante total solution properly in the morning and will weigh again four weeks from today. I'm debating whether or not to do food week in a few weeks time though as I'm wondering whether it hinders losses. I can't help but feeling my loss would have been greater had I not done food week. Although, I mainly stuck to eggs, ham, chicken, steak, salads, green veggies etc with small amounts of cheese and nuts, I didn't actually work out the calories, instead I concentrated on keeping the carbs low. I guess I'll just see how I'm getting on in a few weeks and make the decision then. Broomsticks x
Hey how's it going?
Hey Pigletville and AliGal, how are you both? I'm on day 41 and I'm doing a restart today. Unfortunately, I've not really been able to get back on plan properly since adding food. I wasn't terrible to begin with mainly protein, green salads and veggies, but more recently the naughty foods have slipped back in, you know the ones - high calories, high fat and high carbs. My partner shook his head at me and said "you've probably put all your weight back on, all that hard work for nothing." I bloody well hope not, but then I have had 3 perfect weeks on total solution, a fairly good fourth week including food and then 2 more not so good weeks unable to get back on plan that have literally gone from bad to worse. Anyway, I'm not going to weigh for another two weeks at least. I did measure myself when I weighed last AliGal and I lost inches from all over and made a note of it on my phone. I was really pleased as it's so nice to have the non scale victories too. It's interesting to hear how your body can measure differently dependent on muscle mass and which plan you follow. Do you both have your own threads I can follow? Broomsticks xHave you measured yourself too? Inches reduce when scales don't. I'm smaller inches than when I was last this fat - mainly because I've been low carb recently, and have more muscle than before. I had an inbody 770 which shows high muscle mass. MFP has a section to track measurements. My goal is to loose inches and get below half my height - 33 inches. Currently 40 inches and much larger hips and thighs - as I do go in at the waist! I look forward to keeping you company.
I know it's tough. Just take it one day at a time - and maybe post here your day's plan, and then post how you did - good or not. Don't disrupt the rhythm of your weigh in. Just face up to whatever it says. Add in measuring your waist (and maybe more) each month. Maybe take a photo front and side each month too. Sometimes the scales don't move as much as we convert fat into muscle - so measurements are also brilliant at tracking. if you are quite tubby, like me, it takes a lot shed to see it by eye. It's like a loo roll. When new, a loo roll doesn't become smaller fast - but as it gets smaller, each couple of sheets makes it smaller v quickly. I think that's why those of us who start at over 20 stone may have to shed 4-6 stones before people really start to comment.Okay, while I'm thinking out loud - once I'm successfully back on plan, I may bypass food week and only add it in if and when I notice my losses slowing down, as it's been my complete downfall in the last 3 weeks. I'm also wondering whether it would be better to weigh weekly rather than 4-weekly as it might help to keep me focused. I've had one weigh-in so far on the 16 July (1st8lbs down) and I'm not due to weigh again until the 13 August. I'm so worried about that weigh-in though and about the damage I've done in the last few weeks. I'd hate to step on the scales and see them go back up, so I might have to delay my next weigh-in.