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mandymouse
08-01-2012, 07:06 AM
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Well, what a pants Summer we're having so far. Instead of wearing shorts and strappy tops and eating salads, we're even having to put the heating on :sad2: It's not very encouraging is it ?

So, how is your dieting going ? Please share how you're getting on, whether it's good or bad. Let's see if we can give each other a little bit more encouragement and motivation before the Summer ends (what do you mean, when did it start ? ;))

Make the most of our 'Beach Bod' thread, as in a month or so, it will be the 'Christmas Cracker' thread :rotfl::rotfl: :santa:

:wizard::wizard: Good Luck this month everyone :wizard::wizard:

Tink78
08-01-2012, 07:27 AM
I'm not dieting for a beach bod for this year, but I have 14 months to go until my next trip back 'home' to WDW and am starting to think about loosing some more weight.

I have a total of about 10 kgs to loose, although I'm not sure I can go that low as I've tried before and have 2 kids since then!!

I'm trying to choose healthier options where I can and have been doing some sit ups and been exercising on my cross trainer too a few times a week.

Last week I lost 2.2 kgs (:cool1:) but this week, since Monday I have somehow put on 300 gms, so I've lost a total of 1.9 kgs (just over 4 lbs) so I'm quite happy. That's been since last Monday 23rd Aug.

How's everyone else doing?
Good luck!

:)

TotallyAngelic
08-01-2012, 02:41 PM
I am the gold medal winner in yo yo ( dieting ) and at the current moment am the heaviest I have ever been so Monday I started Slimming World .... with the aim of losing 1-2 stones. 1 would be great, 2 would be incredible. Going ok so far ... no beach holiday for me, just need to get healthy and hopefully keep it off until we cruise again in 2013.

crabbie1
08-01-2012, 02:55 PM
well after my good weight loss last week and obviously not eating since the death of david last friday I have lost another 6lb this week.Not the way to loose it but I suppose grief has taken over. My target looks like it might be here sooner than I thought:sad:

jjk
08-04-2012, 04:03 AM
Just weighed in and another 2lbs gone this is the longest I have stuck at and the most successful I have been for years. For the first time I actually believe I can get to Goal :cool1:

Good luck to Everybody this Month :cheer2::thumbsup2

Tink78
08-04-2012, 08:13 AM
I've had a rubbish week this week! But hey ho, I'll pick myself up and dust myself off and carry on. I have been really good today (even tho it's Saturday and I always struggle at the weekend!).

Well done to everyone else tho.
:cool1:

mandymouse
08-10-2012, 12:55 AM
Sorry I've neglected this thread, but after a few fun weekends, my diet seems to have gone out of the window, and I really can't get myself motivated

Thankfully I'm keeping up with my Zumba, so that will keep me a bit more fitter, but at the moment I seem to eat anything that isn't nailed down :blush:

Hopefully I will be able to get myself back on track soon

:dance3: Well done to those of you who have lost or STS ..

pixiedust: .. and Good Luck to us all over the next week

Netty
08-10-2012, 02:15 AM
I have been working flat out for weeks to pay for this holiday! and have missed a few ww's meetings, i'm going to cancel my month membership as i'm wasting money.. I still weigh the same at home so with missing the meets I haven't put any on which I'm pleased about! after my hols I will be trying the Harcombe Diet, I have the book to read, at a glance it seems to make sense so I'll give it a go :idea:
Good luck to all that are weighing in this week! :)

TotallyAngelic
08-10-2012, 02:44 AM
I have managed to lose 2 and a half pounds on my first week with Slimming World diet .... so pleased with that. Continued good luck to all :thumbsup2

TotallyAngelic
08-10-2012, 02:46 AM
well after my good weight loss last week and obviously not eating since the death of david last friday I have lost another 6lb this week.Not the way to loose it but I suppose grief has taken over. My target looks like it might be here sooner than I thought:sad:

Sending :hug::hug::hug: to you ... such tragic news. :sad2:

mandymouse
08-11-2012, 01:15 AM
I have been working flat out for weeks to pay for this holiday! and have missed a few ww's meetings, i'm going to cancel my month membership as i'm wasting money.. I still weigh the same at home so with missing the meets I haven't put any on which I'm pleased about! after my hols I will be trying the Harcombe Diet, I have the book to read, at a glance it seems to make sense so I'll give it a go :idea:
Good luck to all that are weighing in this week! :)

:cool1: Well done on STS Jeanette. What's the Harcombe diet all about ? :)

I have managed to lose 2 and a half pounds on my first week with Slimming World diet .... so pleased with that. Continued good luck to all :thumbsup2

:yay: Well done Sarah, that's a great start ::yes::

Netty
08-11-2012, 12:37 PM
Mandy have a read here, it makes sense of losing weight!!

http://theharcombediet.com/

loobzuk
08-13-2012, 02:23 AM
Hello everyone, checking in after being AWOL - just lazing around watching the Olympics, nothing very exciting.

My diet is going along okay - definitely more of a marathon than a sprint. Not sure where I'd got up to on the last thread but I've had a couple of STS weeks and one week where I lost 1 1/2 lbs. My total is now at 17 lbs which I'm pleased about (providing I don't dwell on how long it's taken me to get here).

Although I've not been losing much weight, I've noticed a definite change to my behaviour around food and I find it much easier to refuse or not have so much so I think something has really worked this time. My blood sugars continue to be well within the target level and I've gone down a dress size.

Will be back to checking in at least weekly now that life is beginning to return to normal (back to work, where the warehouse is beginning to fill up with Christmas things, Quality Street, Roses and Celebration tins so you're right Mandy, it looks like summer is just about over before it really got started).

Here's hoping to a glorious Autumn, where the weight will 'Fall' off!

TotallyAngelic
08-15-2012, 12:05 PM
Managed to lose 1.5 lbs this week on SW ... making it a total of a 5lb loss in 2 weeks since starting it. Looking forward now to hitting that half stone mini target!::yes::

mandymouse
08-15-2012, 02:27 PM
Mandy have a read here, it makes sense of losing weight!!

http://theharcombediet.com/

Thanks Jeanette, I'll take a look at that :)

Hello everyone, checking in after being AWOL - just lazing around watching the Olympics, nothing very exciting.

My diet is going along okay - definitely more of a marathon than a sprint. Not sure where I'd got up to on the last thread but I've had a couple of STS weeks and one week where I lost 1 1/2 lbs. My total is now at 17 lbs which I'm pleased about (providing I don't dwell on how long it's taken me to get here).

Although I've not been losing much weight, I've noticed a definite change to my behaviour around food and I find it much easier to refuse or not have so much so I think something has really worked this time. My blood sugars continue to be well within the target level and I've gone down a dress size.

Will be back to checking in at least weekly now that life is beginning to return to normal (back to work, where the warehouse is beginning to fill up with Christmas things, Quality Street, Roses and Celebration tins so you're right Mandy, it looks like summer is just about over before it really got started).

Here's hoping to a glorious Autumn, where the weight will 'Fall' off!

:banana: It's great to see that you're still losing Louise, slow and steady wins the race, keep up the good work ::yes::

Managed to lose 1.5 lbs this week on SW ... making it a total of a 5lb loss in 2 weeks since starting it. Looking forward now to hitting that half stone mini target!::yes::

:woohoo: Well done Sarah, how is Slimming World working for you ? Are you enjoying it ?

loobzuk
08-16-2012, 02:23 AM
Well, it was weigh in Wednesday yesterday and I lost 1/2 lb! What I hadn't realised was that I'd STS for the last 3 weeks so it was good to finally see some movement! Usually at this point I would have given up and thought "that's i"t but I'm determined to win the battle this time and not let my body beat me - it will give up the extra weight!

Starting to look forward to September now, I'm sure when the children get back to school and normality kicks in, life will get easier (busier at least).

Less than a year now until Florida so the DC wetsuit diet is definnitely on!

Good luck to everyone with your weigh ins this week.

mandymouse
08-16-2012, 06:23 AM
Well, it was weigh in Wednesday yesterday and I lost 1/2 lb! What I hadn't realised was that I'd STS for the last 3 weeks so it was good to finally see some movement! Usually at this point I would have given up and thought "that's i"t but I'm determined to win the battle this time and not let my body beat me - it will give up the extra weight!

Starting to look forward to September now, I'm sure when the children get back to school and normality kicks in, life will get easier (busier at least).

Less than a year now until Florida so the DC wetsuit diet is definnitely on!

Good luck to everyone with your weigh ins this week.

:cool1: Well done on losing 1/2lb after STS for a few weeks Louise

You've done well not to lose motivation after STS, so keep up the good work ::yes::

T1gger
08-16-2012, 10:39 AM
Hi all - 6 weeks till we leave and I want to drop a dress size. I have lost 21lbs this year from my heaviest (should have been more if I had stuck to a diet!!)

So back on WW strictly for the next 6 weeks - except a friend came round today with lunch & cake & I was too polite to say no so had to fit in a quick walk this afternoon and will be having a very very light small tea :rolleyes2

mandymouse
08-17-2012, 12:53 AM
Hi all - 6 weeks till we leave and I want to drop a dress size. I have lost 21lbs this year from my heaviest (should have been more if I had stuck to a diet!!)

So back on WW strictly for the next 6 weeks - except a friend came round today with lunch & cake & I was too polite to say no so had to fit in a quick walk this afternoon and will be having a very very light small tea :rolleyes2

pixiedust: Good Luck, I hope you reach your goal for your holiday ::yes::

mandymouse
08-17-2012, 12:56 AM
Sadly my diet is well and truly out of the window at the moment :( I think it's because my stress levels are through the roof as my girls are off to California with a friend on Monday for 10 days, then my eldest daughter starts a 3 month internship in London as soon as they get back

Hopefully I'll get back on track soon pixiedust:

jjk
08-17-2012, 02:55 AM
Managed to lose 1.5 lbs this week on SW ... making it a total of a 5lb loss in 2 weeks since starting it. Looking forward now to hitting that half stone mini target!::yes::

well done thats fab good luck in reaching your mini target :thumbsup2

Well, it was weigh in Wednesday yesterday and I lost 1/2 lb! What I hadn't realised was that I'd STS for the last 3 weeks so it was good to finally see some movement! Usually at this point I would have given up and thought "that's i"t but I'm determined to win the battle this time and not let my body beat me - it will give up the extra weight!

Starting to look forward to September now, I'm sure when the children get back to school and normality kicks in, life will get easier (busier at least).

Less than a year now until Florida so the DC wetsuit diet is definnitely on!

Good luck to everyone with your weigh ins this week.

well done, I too find it eaiser when the kids are back at school as its soo much easier to stick to a routine, :goodvibes

Hi all - 6 weeks till we leave and I want to drop a dress size. I have lost 21lbs this year from my heaviest (should have been more if I had stuck to a diet!!)

So back on WW strictly for the next 6 weeks - except a friend came round today with lunch & cake & I was too polite to say no so had to fit in a quick walk this afternoon and will be having a very very light small tea :rolleyes2

wow well done 21lbs is amazing :banana::banana:

Sadly my diet is well and truly out of the window at the moment :( I think it's because my stress levels are through the roof as my girls are off to California with a friend on Monday for 10 days, then my eldest daughter starts a 3 month internship in London as soon as they get back

Hopefully I'll get back on track soon pixiedust:

:hug: for you I always find it almost impossible to diet when life gets stress full. Hope your Daughters have a fab Holiday and hope your Eldest enjoys her time in London.


my next official weigh in is next friday so keeping my fingers crossed for a 3lb loss
good luck to everybody this week pixiedust:

mandymouse
08-18-2012, 01:15 AM
:hug: for you I always find it almost impossible to diet when life gets stress full. Hope your Daughters have a fab Holiday and hope your Eldest enjoys her time in London.


my next official weigh in is next friday so keeping my fingers crossed for a 3lb loss
good luck to everybody this week pixiedust:

:hug: Thanks Rachel, the girls are beyond excited, they're in for an amazing trip

:wizard: Fingers crossed you get that 3lb loss hun

TotallyAngelic
08-22-2012, 01:12 AM
Pleased to announce a 2 lb weight loss this week .... which takes my total to 7 lbs since starting slimming world 3 weeks ago .... I now aim to have lost a stone by the end of September. I am so surprised that I am not craving or struggling much at all with this diet ... it is just so straightforward and it is easy to plan meals ahead which stops me picking at rubbish as I know exactly what I am having for meals each day. Really chuffed :thumbsup2:thumbsup2

mandymouse
08-22-2012, 02:37 AM
Pleased to announce a 2 lb weight loss this week .... which takes my total to 7 lbs since starting slimming world 3 weeks ago .... I now aim to have lost a stone by the end of September. I am so surprised that I am not craving or struggling much at all with this diet ... it is just so straightforward and it is easy to plan meals ahead which stops me picking at rubbish as I know exactly what I am having for meals each day. Really chuffed :thumbsup2:thumbsup2

:cool1: Well done Sarah, that's a great total loss in just 3 weeks, no wonder you're chuffed to bits. It sounds like you've found the diet for you, keep up the good work :thumbsup2

T1gger
08-22-2012, 04:01 AM
Pleased to announce a 2 lb weight loss this week .... which takes my total to 7 lbs since starting slimming world 3 weeks ago .... I now aim to have lost a stone by the end of September. I am so surprised that I am not craving or struggling much at all with this diet ... it is just so straightforward and it is easy to plan meals ahead which stops me picking at rubbish as I know exactly what I am having for meals each day. Really chuffed :thumbsup2:thumbsup2

Well done - that is fantastic :goodvibes

jjk
08-22-2012, 04:01 AM
Pleased to announce a 2 lb weight loss this week .... which takes my total to 7 lbs since starting slimming world 3 weeks ago .... I now aim to have lost a stone by the end of September. I am so surprised that I am not craving or struggling much at all with this diet ... it is just so straightforward and it is easy to plan meals ahead which stops me picking at rubbish as I know exactly what I am having for meals each day. Really chuffed :thumbsup2:thumbsup2

well done:banana:
its really great feeling when you find a diet that works for you. Good luck with your next target :goodvibes

jjk
08-25-2012, 04:48 AM
:banana:just weighed in and pleased to wave goodbye to another 4lbs over the last 3 weeks really pleased as we were on holiday during this period only another 9lbs till i reach my first goal :banana:

mandymouse
08-28-2012, 12:54 AM
:banana:just weighed in and pleased to wave goodbye to another 4lbs over the last 3 weeks really pleased as we were on holiday during this period only another 9lbs till i reach my first goal :banana:

:cheer2: Well done Rachel, you've done so well, you seem so focused this year, keep up the good work :cheer2:

TotallyAngelic
08-28-2012, 01:18 AM
:banana:just weighed in and pleased to wave goodbye to another 4lbs over the last 3 weeks really pleased as we were on holiday during this period only another 9lbs till i reach my first goal :banana:

well done Rachel :thumbsup2:thumbsup2

TotallyAngelic
09-04-2012, 12:27 PM
‎1.7 lbs loss for me this week .... total since starting SW ( 5 weeks ) is 8.6lbs. That first stone still seems a long way off :confused3:confused3

mandymouse
09-04-2012, 01:44 PM
‎1.7 lbs loss for me this week .... total since starting SW ( 5 weeks ) is 8.6lbs. That first stone still seems a long way off :confused3:confused3

:cheer2: Well done on another loss Sarah, you're doing so well, you'll get to that 1st stone in a few weeks, I know you can and will do it ::yes::

wifey
09-10-2012, 08:03 AM
I weighed myself this morning and in just 1 week i have lost 8 pounds:blush: a great start to chipping off some unwanted weight gain. I guess all the stress at work over the office closure hit me harder than i thought over the last year. Anyway i cut out all the sugar in drinks and switched to skimmed milk and only eating low fat low carb stuff in much smaller portions than i had before. I'm trying to avoid over indulging in potato products too no more crisps only low fat oven chips and boiled potatoes. I'm also avoiding bread it doesn't agree with me even the wholemeal stuff makes me feel off. Combining this with more exercise (my cross trainer every other day until it shows 10 km and alternating this with core strengthening) and buying new scales ( ones that measure your BMI body fat and water percentages and muscle and bone mass) and it has really opened my eyes to how much i gained. So now i have set myself a target of 50 weeks to really do my best to be healthy again.

It's great that people here are in the same situation, it provides me with hope and determination to keep going, i hope everyone here keeps losing a bit each week so they can get to their targets too.

mandymouse
09-11-2012, 01:09 AM
I weighed myself this morning and in just 1 week i have lost 8 pounds:blush: a great start to chipping off some unwanted weight gain. I guess all the stress at work over the office closure hit me harder than i thought over the last year. Anyway i cut out all the sugar in drinks and switched to skimmed milk and only eating low fat low carb stuff in much smaller portions than i had before. I'm trying to avoid over indulging in potato products too no more crisps only low fat oven chips and boiled potatoes. I'm also avoiding bread it doesn't agree with me even the wholemeal stuff makes me feel off. Combining this with more exercise (my cross trainer every other day until it shows 10 km and alternating this with core strengthening) and buying new scales ( ones that measure your BMI body fat and water percentages and muscle and bone mass) and it has really opened my eyes to how much i gained. So now i have set myself a target of 50 weeks to really do my best to be healthy again.

It's great that people here are in the same situation, it provides me with hope and determination to keep going, i hope everyone here keeps losing a bit each week so they can get to their targets too.

:cool1: Wow! that's a great start, well done :cool1:

TotallyAngelic
09-11-2012, 11:16 AM
Stayed the same this week .... had a weekend blip with birthday cake for my Mum's birthday and a pasta dish which involved cream so I am not surprised.
At least it wasn't a gain.

mandymouse
09-12-2012, 12:56 AM
Stayed the same this week .... had a weekend blip with birthday cake for my Mum's birthday and a pasta dish which involved cream so I am not surprised.
At least it wasn't a gain.

:cool1: Well done on STS Sarah pixiedust: Good luck for a loss next week

jjk
09-15-2012, 06:02 AM
just weighed in slightly slower progress this time but still a loss of 2lb so pleased... total to date 21lb lost :cool1::cool1:

good luck to everybody :wizard:

mandymouse
09-16-2012, 08:03 AM
just weighed in slightly slower progress this time but still a loss of 2lb so pleased... total to date 21lb lost :cool1::cool1:

good luck to everybody :wizard:

:cheer2: Well done Rachel, you're going to be a skinny Minnie on holiday :cheer2:

TotallyAngelic
09-16-2012, 10:07 AM
just weighed in slightly slower progress this time but still a loss of 2lb so pleased... total to date 21lb lost :cool1::cool1:

good luck to everybody :wizard:

Well done Rachel .... that's some achievement !! :goodvibes

wifey
09-25-2012, 03:38 PM
I'm trying to stick to my plan and I have lost another 4 pounds off my start weight yay!
Well done to all of you too even those of you who have STS it's good because "muscle is denser than fat" you must be toning up as you go along which is great . I'm battling with English monsoon weather at the moment using memories of WDW to see me through the unpleasantness of working and walking in the 2 day solid downpour we seem to be having , I don't mind the walk home it's the soaking that I object to... Any way keep up the great work and stick with the will power.

mandymouse
09-26-2012, 01:01 AM
I'm trying to stick to my plan and I have lost another 4 pounds off my start weight yay!
Well done to all of you too even those of you who have STS it's good because "muscle is denser than fat" you must be toning up as you go along which is great . I'm battling with English monsoon weather at the moment using memories of WDW to see me through the unpleasantness of working and walking in the 2 day solid downpour we seem to be having , I don't mind the walk home it's the soaking that I object to... Any way keep up the great work and stick with the will power.

:cool1: Well done on another good loss this week, you're doing so well :cool1:

Just to let you know guys that October wil bring the 'Christmas Cracker' dieting thread :rotfl2::rotfl2: And I will be aiming to get back on track ready for the Girly Weekend :santa:

wifey
09-26-2012, 04:45 AM
Thanks for the new thread info I'm looking forward to it, I just know you will inspire us all once again to keep those pounds steadily falling off us!