Hi everyone im back for another go and after failing weightwatchers and slimming world im going to stick to all the advice given to me by fitday.
Ive put back on weight over these easter holidays and its really going to be tough for me to get back on track but im determined to reach my goal this year and the sooner the better. Im fed up with being miserable about my weight and even though ive lost a considerable amount already for 2 years i havent lost anything cos ive been lazy and not stuck at things 100%.
I know i have it in me to reach my goal weight and with as much support i can get and give to others i am positive that one day i will be happy with my body.
Welcome back! Once you see the difference a few pounds lost makes at your current weight, that will help get you back on track. Just a few pounds is so noticeable. Good for you for coming back to what you know works for you. You can do it!
Well come back! I am up and down too. I slipped a few days every 2 weeks or so. Then I got back on. I took it off slowly but I have never be as I used to be a year ago.
I am glad you are back. Hang in there, you will reach your goal. When? and how fast? Your body will tell you. Keep your head in the game.
see you around
Thanks for all the support- its amazing the difference it has knowing i have you all behind me!
Most definately these last pounds are coming off once and for all. I have to start again and discipline myself. I dont know what i need to follow according to fitday. I will look through all the info soon. I get a bit confused with all the calories etc which is why ive done weightwatchers and slimmingworld in the past. Are the fitday tools easy to use and as i live in England will it be simple enough to calculate my foods into the food log? Is it best to weigh out my food portions?
I am prepared to do what it takes to finally get this weight off as i am aware that i wasnt trying hard enough before. It feels like it takes more hard work getting the scales to go below 12st!
I know i need to up my water intake- ALMEEKER i know you know much more about this. If i had a really good reason that can stay in my head whilst im forcing the water down it would help. Anything you could tell me about the benefits- does it really help?
I also know i need to increase activity and now the warmer weather is here im hoping it motivates me more.
Thanks again for the welcome back- now im back i realise how much ive missed being a part of it!
Yes the water helps. What you tell yourself while you're chugging down all those gallons of water is that it's like getting extra bonus pounds off for all your good health behaviors (lower calories, more workouts etc etc). What I've been doing (since I was preggers with the first baby and had serious water issues) is to break up the water intake throughout the day. First bottle 32 oz, gets sucked down with the morning workout, done. Then I fill the jug again after breakfast and make myself chug it down before I can eat lunch, done. Same thing between lunch and dinner, done. That way I'm not trying to drink a huge jug of water after dinner, which keeps me up trotting to the johnny all night, and I'm not chugging water with food. I know that seems crazy, but it works for me. I also like to mix it up, I might drink decafe tea, maybe some Crystal Light, or even a big jug of iced green tea with a packet of sweetener. Whatever floats my boat. If I find myself short a glass or two after dinner I make a little decafe hot tea or maybe if I have enough calories a cup or two of diet hot cocoa. One thing I can tell you for certain is that my body hurts much less if I get my water in, so working out is easier, and when working out is easier you work harder at it and burn more calories.
Thankyou for the support and tips. Ive been much better today and instead of drinking cups of coffee all day ive been drinking pint glasses of water. Im just having my first decaf coffee of the day. Ive felt tired and irritable today because i only got 2 hours sleep all night so i cant notice if i feel any different yet but im keeping it up cos i know its good for me. Im hoping it plays a part in my skin trouble too. I did notice that in the week i was at weightwatchers and had a good week with the water my losses were better. The trouble is though i have a weak bladder and when i walk up to school and back for the kiddies im out of the house for an hour and holding my bladder is a nightmare. If i drink alot of fluid i need to go every 10 mins but that maybe due to not spacing it out properly so i will make up a water rota that suits and see if that helps.
Hi Tracey I have found fitday easy to use and can find most foods here or I add ones that I buy to my custom foods. ( I still eat way too many M&S ready meals) I started at about your weight now and have lost reasonably steadily despite not being incredibly strict every single day. However what works for one person may not be right for you, you have obviously been along this road before and had success so you know you can do it. Just keep posting and letting us know how you're doing.
Weight at start of Jan 11. - 174lbs
Weight now - 151 lbs
Mini Goal by 09 Jun 2012- 147
Final goal by end of 2012 - around 126-130 lbs
LIZZIE If you want to run with the big dogs, learn to pee in the tall grass
Going to the loo every ten minutes, even if it's only occasionally, is a big red flag to me. I suggest that you go to the COB Foundation website and read all about interstital cystitis, bacterial cystitis and overactive bladder. They have a forum and a very helpful telephone helpline (yes, in the UK, I'm in Scotland myself). Getting diagnosed is frankly a bugger, after about a year or so of getting pushed from pillar to post by the uro-gynaecology department I finally went to a gynaecologist at the Family Planning Clinic and got a diagosis of interstitial cystitis (which is a uro-gynae condition, but you could have something like overactive bladder which I think is solely a urinary tract condition). I'm also seeing a pelvic physiotherapist who specialises in bladder conditions. Whoever you end up seeing, you will have to keep a chart for 3-7 days of when and how much you drink/urinate. Keeping that is a good start.
The good news is that I'm drinking more water since I started dieting, but I don't seem to be going to the loo more, and come to think of it I don't think I'm going to the loo at night as much either. Admittedly my bladder is going through a good patch (the really unpleasant bladder distention I had in October seems to be providing temporary relief, apparently that's quite common) but even so, I was worried that drinking more water would set things off. I would definitely get professional advice, or at least talk to a forum for urinary tract conditions, before you start to chug down entire litres at a time, though.
Really cheerful bladder talk aside, any idea what areas you find difficult with losing weight? You mentioned feeling miserable, do you have problems with feeling deprived, for instance?