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Dieting again
Sat 5-Jul-14
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wave I am 5 foot nothing and not very slim at all!!!!  big_laugh   

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I'm 5'6" and fat (might as well say it like it is).  Although slightly less fat than I was about 3 weeks ago.

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Sat 5-Jul-14
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Since everyone is coming clean, I will do also. I'm 5ft. 4 (or was, may have shrunk slightly) and 148 lbs. I have always maintained that I have "big bones", that's why my BMI is on the heavy side. I haven't ever consciously dieted, just try to eat less and more sensibly when my weight goes up.

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Sat 5-Jul-14
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Am 5ft 4 ins too, Chris, again, was, may have shrunk in old age! About, 14 stone 7lbs, now, hoping to get down to about ten Stone.   Only another four and a half to go!laugh

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I'm one of the 5 foot and a squeak brigade.  I weigh 8 and a half stone but my stomach has changed shape since I had my op 18 months ago.  Would dearly love to shift some of the blubber around my mid torso but it just doesn't happen!

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Just been for my weigh in with the nurse, I've lost 2.3 kg (about 5 lbs in old money) since she last weighed me a fortnight ago.  She and I are both very pleased, it's coming off slowly and steadily.  She said she's pleased with my determination.....I'm constantly surprised at my determination!  I've lost about a stone altogether now.  Ideally, I'd like to lose another 3 stone (should be 4 really but will be very happy with another 3 off).

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wave That is so fantastic Sue!  I too am trying and have done an initial visit to the nurse. I go back in another three weeks.  Hope I can stay as determined as you.  I have a lot more to lose than three stone!!

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Thank you Danuta big_hug

We'll all support each other, you know that.  I must say going to the nurse for a weigh in is a great motivation.....fear of telling off if I don't lose!!  And she's very encouraging, full of praise (a good ego booster) and has useful tips and knowledge.  She gave me a very good tip today about managing post-op pain, i'll put it in Good Morning I think.

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welldone star Very well done Sue!  And fingers crossed for Danuta big_hug

I'll try that again!

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Well done ! Suewelldone. You are doing so well. I am not weighing myself on a regular basis, as know it will be a very  slow process, and do not want to get disheartened, but hanging in there!

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Thank you ladies big_hug

Tina, it's not a race, it doesn't matter how long it takes us....and anyway, the experts say that losing weight slowly means we're more likely to keep the weight off as we get better adjusted to a different way of eating.  I suppose I have more of an incentive to lose the weight a bit quicker as I have the operation looming over me.

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Well done all who are losing some unwanted pounds!

Mon 7-Jul-14
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I need to lose weight because it will benefit my Joints, should have done it long ago, but you going on a Diet, Sue, gave me the incentive to do so.  Was thinking about the 5 2 Diet, but think  I might have problems as am on a lot of Heart Medication. My Dear Bruv turned up again today with a raft of stuff he thought will help me, I can't eat it all in a Month of Sundays, Smoked Salmon, two sorts of Ham, more Yogurts, Asparagus, another Melon, umpteen Slimming Biscuits, asked Ghislaine to come and pick most of it up, as no way can I eat all of that, so it will not be wasted as she is on a Diet too, after giving up Smoking with the holes in her Lungs.

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welldone Sue! You're right, losing slowly and by adjusting to a healthier way of eating is the best way.

Best of luck, Danuta, and anyone else who's aiming for a healthier weight. big_hug

I've tried all sorts of approaches. The trouble is, our bodies don't need as much fuel as they did when we were young, but our appetites don't decrease. I lost weight quickly (two stone in three months) by calorie counting and eating tiny amounts but that's not a pattern you can live with and I now know that it's not a healthy way to lose weight. I've been lucky more recently in coming across some food blogs that suit me and my odd digestion quite perfectly and as a bonus the recipes are low fat and even the treats are of the healthier sort. Because I can't live without treats, I'm afraid. (I need a cake smiley!)

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Oh, we all need treats, Ruthie!  The trick is not to treat ourselves every single day......well, not to cakey or calorific treats anyway big_laugh

My nurse said to make sure I factor in the occasional treat, as it helps to avoid the "oh bugger it, I've just broken my diet by eating that massive cream cake so I might as well give up now" trap.  She's right, it does work.  I now have 'treats' - well, not exactly treats but things I wouldn't now normally eat on diet days - on Sun/Mon or Mon/Tues (days when husband is home, makes things easier as he's not really dieting).  Today I had 2 small homemade rolls filled with ham for lunch (I don't eat bread anymore the rest of the week).  Even though I made the rolls, I still felt uncomfortably bloated afterwards, so won't be eating bread again anytime soon.

We're off out tomorrow so will try to find somewhere with reasonably healthy meal offerings for lunch.

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