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Redmel is Calorie Counting!

Discussion in 'Calorie Counting - Diaries' started by redmel, 2 October 2011 Social URL.

  1. redmel

    redmel Dreamer

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    Hi

    I thought I would start my own diary in order to record my calorie counting journey. Hopefully this will keep me on track.
    I am lacking willpower and often end up not logging my food, as I feel too guilty!

    A little bit about me... I am very nearly 32 (7days) I have 4 children and started my calorie counting weighing 12st 11lbs, I did get to 12st 5lbs but the last two weeks have been ropey, to say the least so here I am!

    I pledge to
    weigh on monday morning.
    NOT weigh myself midweek.
    Drink plenty of water.
    Log everything I eat.

    And so it begins...
     
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  3. janey26

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    Good luck!! I'm also a Monday weigher!! Xx
     
  4. Donzy84

    Donzy84 Back to basics

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    Good luck I started at 12st 10lb and kept hovering between that and 12 5 until I started cc'ing. Are u using my fitness pal? X

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  5. Bostik

    Bostik Gold Member

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    Good luck!
     
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  7. redmel

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    Well what a terrible diary keeper I am!

    So.... I had all good intentions to update my diary but I woke up Monday morning to find my puddy tat poorly sick in the front garden. After a worrying day with him at the vets he sadly died of suspected poisoning :( The kids were gutted, especially our eldest (10) so we spent a couple of days feeling sad and trying to take his mind of it all, and then decided today to go and collect a lovely cat from not too far away who needed a new home..... We now have a VERY happy boy who still misses our puddy tat but is very fond of the new one :)

    And through all that how did I do foodwise?
    I am happy to report that I managed to stay within my calorie allowance every day (except monday, when I was 49 over) I am impressed with myself actually as I am very much an emotional eater.

    I don't really get time to exercise but doing the school run is keeping me active at the moment.

    Thank you all for your good luck vibes, seems I needed them this week.

    If anyone is interested myfitnesspal name is redmel1621.
     
  8. Bostik

    Bostik Gold Member

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    Sorry to hear about your cat. But great that you kept under calories! Well done!
     
  9. Squeezyweezy

    Squeezyweezy Gold Member

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    So sorry to hear about the cat. I am a huge cat lover. (Much prefer them to humans at times, especially men!!!) I lost my beautiful cat just over a year ago, but the best decision I ever made was to give a new one a loving home, and now we are very happy together. I still miss Monty very much, but my new cat Ziggy needed me and things are really good. :)

    Welcome to the diary section, you will get so much help and support on here. I couldn't be without my minimins pals. :)
     
  10. redmel

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    Thanks Bostik and Squeezy:)

    I think I managed 'ok' last night, under temptation. Dh had a friend around who ordered a curry in, but he ordered far too much so kept trying to give us some! I ended up eating one pappadum, and a bit of the rogan josh and pilau rice:eek:
    BUT, I did restrain myself and only have a small amount, also I did have 250 calories left anyway, so HOPEFULLY the amount I ate didn't take me over (or at least not by much) Curry really is a big downfall of mine:(

    I am on a water drinking mission now until Mondays weigh in, lets see if it can help shift a pound or two, plus I am thinking of starting yoga:p It will just be at home though, as I haven't the money, time or confidence to go to a class. I have got the yoga for dummies basic training so will try and find time for that today, I have one (poorly) child napping I am just hoping the other snoozes off shortly so i can give it a go:)
     
  11. schweetheart

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    Have fun with your yoga when you do get to do it! I love earning calories through excersise so I can eat more haha.
     
  12. redmel

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    Good afternoon

    I never got to do Yoga....not sure I will ever find time lol.

    I did manage to majorly fail yesterday. I ended up bingeing in the evening, toast, biscuits, cheese on crackers! I must have an illness...I don't think I was even hungry :(

    I have then had a 'knock on effect' crappy day today too. It is snacking that I struggle with, I seem to be forever pacing the kitchen opening cupboards and looking for food, even if i'm not particulary hungry, I really wish I could stop this habit! I haven't even logged, because I am scared....right, I need to get a grip and go and log EXACTLY what I have eaten so far, maybe it isn't too bad after all pmsl.
     
  13. redmel

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    Omg I have 136 calories left...
    All I have eaten today is flaming biscuits, crisps and an omlette!!

    I might just go and drown my sorrows of being a big fat blimp, in a bottle of wine :(
     
  14. chickadee83

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    Hi I'm interested in changing from sw to calorie counting but not sure what is a decent amount of cals to aim for each day, can anyone help? I'd Like to lose 2lbs a week :) good luck to you :)
     
  15. redmel

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    Hi chickadee

    The very best thing to do would be, register with myfitnesspal and it will ask you to input your height/weight etc and will give you a calorie allowance to work to. Lots of us in here use it.

    Good luck x
     
  16. chickadee83

    chickadee83 Silver Member

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    I'll do that, thanks :)
     
  17. Bostik

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    redmel, tomorrow is a new day :) Don't worry about it!
     
  18. redmel

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    Thanks Bostik...today is a new day, it also happens to be my birthday hehe... 21 again, 21 again, lalala... All join in....

    I had a kind of brunch of a golden syrup oatso simple, as I new I would be having a chippy dinner and some cake.
    I had chicken chow mein, but left all the chicken because it tasted a bit odd!! Then had a huge slice of asda's extra special chocolate fudge cake... Yum!

    I haven't added up the calorie count yet but I am probably still within cals, oh but I did also have 3 sticks of a kitkat, which I am annoyed about really as I didn't even want it that much :(

    I have been spoilt today, lots of nice clothes and even if they are slightly tight I will keep them as a incentive to keep going :)
     
  19. janey26

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    Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you had a good one xx
     
  20. Squeezyweezy

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    Happy Birthday my love!!! The chocolate cake sounds fabulous, and if you can't have a large slice or two on your birthday, then when can ya eh?? :) xxx
     
  21. Bostik

    Bostik Gold Member

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    Happy birthday! Hope you enjoyed it!
     
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