Diet denial... hold me accountable!

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  • MrsPB2019MrsPB2019 Posts: 631 New bride

    Put on half a pound at SW tonight but I’m more than ok with it as it’s from the wedding I really enjoyed at the weekend.

    Here’s to a full week on plan, 

  • Kelly224Kelly224 Posts: 962 New bride

    Half a pound is definitely not something to worry about especially as you had a wedding to go to!

    I'm off to rejoin SW tonight! Also will be starting running again on Monday after 6 weeks off with a calf muscle tear.  Unfortunately having to start right at the beginning with a walk/run type program to ease my leg back into it.  I'm signed up for a 10k run in September and the Great South run in October so need to get back on the training ASAP.  Hoping this will help with the weight loss.  Also doing one PT session a week and a couple of HIIT type workouts at home.

    6 months to go on Saturday - really hoping to lose 2 stone in the next few months.

  • Kelly224Kelly224 Posts: 962 New bride

    Well done on your 5.5k GinAndBling!!

  • MrsPB2019MrsPB2019 Posts: 631 New bride

    Ah Kelly I’ve been talking to my cousin about entering the great south run. We’re not officially entered yet but I think we’re def going to. I did my first half marathon in Feb with her and hit the wall at about ten miles so will be interesting to see how I do at the GSR.

  • GinAndBlingGinAndBling Posts: 1,310 New bride

    ah amazing- good luck with the run! I’m tempted to sign up  to a 10k t the end of summer to give me motivation. 

    Sorry to hear about your injury, too. Sounds like you’re on plan for December though! 

    Our planning thread: We're completely winging it.
    Our report: A fun, classic May day in navy and blush
    My weightloss thread: Diet denial! 
  • GinAndBlingGinAndBling Posts: 1,310 New bride

    Just weighed myself and I’ve gained just under 2lbs. I’m in no way suprised and could make plenty of excuses but I won’t. me and F are off away for the weekend so I can’t imagibe I’ll be too much better this weekend but I’m hoping I feel ready and reset come Monday!  I really need it- work has been horrible this week.

    Our planning thread: We're completely winging it.
    Our report: A fun, classic May day in navy and blush
    My weightloss thread: Diet denial! 
  • Kelly224Kelly224 Posts: 962 New bride

    Definitely enjoy your weekend away - reset on Monday 

    I rejoined SW last night.  I last weighed in with them on 22nd March and weighed 11st 9.5lbs and last night I was 11st 9lbs so I've lost half a pound since March but considering I've not been following the plan since then and I've not exercised for 6 weeks and eaten 3 takeaways in the last 2 weeks I'm quite pleased!  but back on it now, planning my meals etc. and going for my first run Monday so feeling positive!

  • Ashley72Ashley72 Posts: 1,137 New bride

    GinAndBling - 2lbs is nothing! I'd put on 5lbs last weekend and it was off again by Wednesday, it's probably not 2lbs of fat just water/bloat/carbs etc. Enjoy your weekend - you have to feel like you're living don't you and not just a slave to a diet for one bloomin' day! That's what Spanx are for after all. I do think once you "get it out of your system" you often feel better about being good all of the following week, and sometimes its a little boost to your metabolism to start losing again.

    I've accidentally ordered 10kg of natural yogurt with my Tesco delivery - instead of 10 of the little individual pots I take to work for breakfast. So my fridge is full to the brim and I'm sick of the sight of it already. I also dropped my tub of raspberry ketone capsules as I was leaving for work this morning so spent ten minutes on my hands and knees picking up a few hundred of the little beggars.... came to work moping about the fact life would be so much easier if I was naturally skinny and could eat chocolate croissants for breakfast!!!

    We haven't got much on this weekend so I'm hoping I can have the first weekend in ages where I don't undo my week of effort. I find weekends so hard! My Nan asked if I'd lost weight this week though which has given me a push as she's usually the first to notice when you gain but the last to notice if you lose!

  • GinAndBlingGinAndBling Posts: 1,310 New bride

    Thank Ashley. Fingers crossed! 

    Ha i'm giggling about the 10kg of yoghurt- you'll have to have it with everything.. I hear it is good for your hair and as face masks too... 

    It's lovely when someone else notices isn't it. 

    Hope it's been a lovely slim week for all! 

    I'll weigh in at the end and see if i've shifted that 2lb/ gained anything more after a weekend of food related debauchery... 

    Our planning thread: We're completely winging it.
    Our report: A fun, classic May day in navy and blush
    My weightloss thread: Diet denial! 
  • MrsPB2019MrsPB2019 Posts: 631 New bride

    Lost 2lbs at weigh in tonight and now 9lbs to target, can’t beiieve I’m in a single digit countdown.

  • GinAndBlingGinAndBling Posts: 1,310 New bride

    Well done mrsp that’s amazing! 

    Our planning thread: We're completely winging it.
    Our report: A fun, classic May day in navy and blush
    My weightloss thread: Diet denial! 
  • GinAndBlingGinAndBling Posts: 1,310 New bride

    Lost 2.5 this week! So that's the gain gone plus another half. 

    13 Stone 0.3 lbs now- I'm so hoping that next week I'll be in the 12 stone bracket.

    Our planning thread: We're completely winging it.
    Our report: A fun, classic May day in navy and blush
    My weightloss thread: Diet denial! 
  • Ashley72Ashley72 Posts: 1,137 New bride

    Well done girls! MrsP that’s brilliant - single digits seems so much more in reach doesn’t it! 

    GinandBling - woohoo that next stone bracket! Such a milestone! I must say I don’t think you look even close to 13 stone in your dress pics on your thread so don’t get too Hung up over numbers as you carry it so well! 

    I have not had a great week! Started off with going to Brighton where we bought fiance’s wedding ring so of course then felt the need to celebrate with fish and chips and several bottles of wine.... oh and then a drunken picnic for the train home. And now I’m in Italy on a little venue & accommodation recce and it’s just carb city! 

    Thank God I’ve started trying to lose some now and not left it closer to the wedding because my willpower is shocking. Like.....non existent, the moment the weekend or any sense of a social life comes. I can eat salads at my desk all week no issue which I suppose is something & will hopefully help undo some damage  

    Two months today until my hen do (super early I know!) and i’d love to feel good in a bikini by then so once home I’m getting my head back in the game! I’m not going to weigh myself I don’t think and Just try and be good for a couple of weeks as I find the losing and gaining of the same pound or two kind of demoralising so I wonder if I just really try hard and maybe measure myself I might see more progress? Does anyone else measure as well as weigh? I’ve been going by clothes and could do up a pair of jeans I previously couldn’t which felt soooo much better than seeing a tiny shift on the scales. 

  • Kelly224Kelly224 Posts: 962 New bride

    Well done GinandBling - that's fab news!

    I missed my first SW weigh in  I went to Wembley last night to see Ed Sheeran and did not have time to go to the early session in between finishing work and having to leave, the traffic was horrendous and took us nearly 4 hours - normally takes 1.5!!  So if i had stopped and done the weigh in that would have added an extra hour on.  I do feel really bad that I missed the first one though but I had a good week on plan with a spin session, a run and a PT session so will just try and carry that on into next week.

    Sounds like you are having a lovely couple of weeks Ashley!!

  • GinAndBlingGinAndBling Posts: 1,310 New bride

    Thanks Ashley- how odd, I was in Brighton at the weekend too! Plenty of fish and chips and cocktails ha. I tried to stick to gin and slim as much as possible. 

    I take my measurements too. I do widest point (legs), hips and waist. I only started doing it mid May, and as of last week had lost 1 inch on hips and 4 (apparently!) off my waist. I do think seeing how clothes fit is a much better way, the scales can often lie. 

    If you don't, I recommend following Munro Fitness on instagram (munro_fitness). He posts loads of useful info about weight loss. 

    Our planning thread: We're completely winging it.
    Our report: A fun, classic May day in navy and blush
    My weightloss thread: Diet denial! 
  • Kelly224Kelly224 Posts: 962 New bride

    How is everyone getting on this week?  I'm following a no sugar plan for 5 days with my Personal Trainer and some of her other clients.  Trying to keep it into the SW plan as well - it's going OK so far.  We had to weigh on Monday and I was 11st 8lbs, I know I shouldn't have but I weighed myself this morning and have lost 2lbs so very pleased!  Still going to weigh in at SW tomorrow night so hopefully it will show on their scales as well!

    Exercise wise I'm trying to do exercise Monday-Friday and then have the weekends off.

    Monday I went for a run, Tuesday was a 20 minute HIIT workout, today is a PT session, Thursday another run and Friday another HIIT session.

    Hope everyone is doing well.

  • GinAndBlingGinAndBling Posts: 1,310 New bride

    Well done Kelly! Sounds really good. I'm doing okay, had a healthy-ish weekend. Want to get another run in tomorrow. 

    Our planning thread: We're completely winging it.
    Our report: A fun, classic May day in navy and blush
    My weightloss thread: Diet denial! 
  • MrsPB2019MrsPB2019 Posts: 631 New bride

    Maintained at SW tonight. Guess that’s what happens when you have cake and don’t count the syns, on top of prosecco and chocolate at the weekend too.

    H2B has been working away this week so not really had the chance to go out for runs. By the time I get home and have taken the dogs for their walk, I just want to shower and have dinner. I hate with an office job how sedentary I am, a bunch of my colleagues go out walking every lunchtime. I think I need to invite myself along.

    Ive got date night Saturday with H2B when he’s home and we’re probably going to our favourite Thai restaurant which is very un SW. Just going to have to give 110% the rest of the time.

  • MrsHowgateMrsHowgate Posts: 1,379 New bride

    Since last week I’ve managed a 2.5lb loss. This heat is making me not want to eat. Will see what next week brings.

  • GinAndBlingGinAndBling Posts: 1,310 New bride

    Well done on maintaining MrsP! And well done on your loss MrsH, that's great. 

    I've weighed in today and lost 2lbs. I'm now at 12 stone 12.5 which is the next stone bracket so I'm really pleased! I've also finally had to start wearing a belt again with my suit trousers. 

    Our planning thread: We're completely winging it.
    Our report: A fun, classic May day in navy and blush
    My weightloss thread: Diet denial! 
  • Kelly224Kelly224 Posts: 962 New bride

    Well done Gin! that's great. I am on day 4 of no sugar and feeling it this morning.  Went for a run at 6am so tired and only have strawberries and natural yogurt for breakfast when I really fancy some sort of sausage sandwich or pastry!!

  • Ashley72Ashley72 Posts: 1,137 New bride

    Woo well done girls! Smashing it this week! I'm letting the side down unfortunately - I haven't weighed myself but getting out of holiday mode has been tough and it's my time of the month so I've wanted to eat everything! Have tried to make sensible choices but sometimes cravings get the better of you! Away this weekend but sticking to the gin and slimlines and then have a pretty quiet two weeks so hoping to really get stuck in and get in to the next stone bracket. 

  • GinAndBlingGinAndBling Posts: 1,310 New bride

    Thank you! 

    Good luck with no sugar Kelly- my colleague has done that and has lost 2 stone in about 5 months. It definitely works. 

    Ashley nothing wrong with that, hope you had a lovely trip! I always struggle around my time of the month too. 

    Our planning thread: We're completely winging it.
    Our report: A fun, classic May day in navy and blush
    My weightloss thread: Diet denial! 
  • Kelly224Kelly224 Posts: 962 New bride

    Morning ladies!!  It's Friday and I'm in a good mood as had my first SW weigh in yesterday and lost 3.5lbs so well pleased.  Just need to make sure I try and stick to plan over the weekend as that tends to be my weak point, surprise surprise!! 

  • GinAndBlingGinAndBling Posts: 1,310 New bride

    Well done Kelly, that's amazing!

    Our planning thread: We're completely winging it.
    Our report: A fun, classic May day in navy and blush
    My weightloss thread: Diet denial! 
  • Natutz14Natutz14 Posts: 47 New bride

    Hello lovely ladies - newbie posting so go easy :)

    Wedding is 26th May 2019, and looking to shed 2 stone before then. I had some health issues last year, lost a lot of weight and then had to go onto steroids and other medication to recover and stabilise. Thankfully that helped and I'm 1000% better and am tapering my dose of steroids to nothing but very slowly.Side effect of that was a huge appetite and weight gain :( 

    Have been eating really healthy since Jan (with my HTB who is also looking to lose at least a stone, helps to have the support!) and been doing the 30 day shred and other Jillian DVD's at home. Just signed up to a PT once a week as I have plateaued at 12st 6 and the weight is sticking so I need a kick-start!!

    I'm struggling with everyone being so excited about the Dress... except me! I know if I tried anything on right now it would end in tears and frustration which I don't want, it should be a happy time. Anyone else relate?

    N  x

  • GinAndBlingGinAndBling Posts: 1,310 New bride

    Natutz you are the day after me!! How exciting. We can definitely spur each other on. 

    I feel your pain with the steroids. I have been on them on and off over the years, and they make my appetite sky rocket. I have a PT session once a week which I find really handy. 

    I similarly was dreading the dress (you're welcome to read my thread), but actually really enjoyed it once I went. I found the sizes vary hugely between designers. I couldn't fit into in a size 14 in Eddy K, but was a size 10 in Enzoani.. it's crazy. 

    Best of luck with your weight loss journey. 

    Our planning thread: We're completely winging it.
    Our report: A fun, classic May day in navy and blush
    My weightloss thread: Diet denial! 
  • Natutz14Natutz14 Posts: 47 New bride

    Yay! May Bank Holiday Bride Buddies!!

    That's the reason I signed up to be able to post in this thread as you all seemed so nice :)

    I really have a love hate with my medication - I owe my life to it, but it does have so many side effects which can get me down a lot. I didn't even recognise myself a few months back. 

    But, I took control in Jan and decided enough is enough and started to lose some of the weight. Cherry on the cake was my fiancé proposed in New York this April and we are so happy.

    I am slowly reading your thread on the dress, I hope my experience is good as I am dreading it which is quite sad.

    N x

  • Ashley72Ashley72 Posts: 1,137 New bride

    Completely on your side with lack of dress excitemen! Got my mum and bridesmaids hankering for dress appointments and I’m just dragging my heels because I feel frumpy enough in my current wardrobe without having a big white dress to highlight my lumps and bumps! 

    I’m 29th May so a few days after you - we have got plenty of time to shift the weight slow and steady without having to starve ourselves or live miserably! I’ve lost just under a stone so far but would like to get another half a stone before I try dresses on but I do need to start shopping soon. I’m going to purposely ignore the sizes on the labels and wear a good pair of Spanx and hope for the best! I’m hoping once I finally pluck up the courage to shop I’ll have something in mind to help keep me motivated too!

    I turned down a doughnut in work this morning so although I’ve had a bad week I could definitely have been worse!! We’ve got this girls! 💪🏼 Also don’t be too hard on yourself - your health is the most important thing - happy and healthy is way better looking than skinny unhealthy and miserable any day of the week!

  • Natutz14Natutz14 Posts: 47 New bride

    Ashley - thanks hun, I agree with you 100% - I have lost a stone since Jan and already feeling so much better about myself. Well done for doing so well!  We definitely can do this!! :)

    I feel awful when people ask me about my dress and I say I'm not interested - but to me its actually not a priority! I wanted to organise the nitty gritty stuff first - venue, flowers, catering, DJ, cake and then allow myself lots of time to do the "fun" parts like my bridesmaids dresses and shoes, mums outfit etc.

    Good call about the Spanx, I do have a few pairs of big lady pants!!

    I'm thinking of buying off the peg or ebay to save a bit of moolah... I'll try on some styles in the boutique places to see what suits, but having not been in any of those shops ever they seem such scary places! Trigger my anxiety issues to be honest!

    N x

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