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oh that this too too solid flesh should melt..

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petunia Fri 19-Jul-19 07:19:36

In my mid sixties now, I know a thing or two about weight loss. Over the years I've lost several bodies worth of fat, only to put it on again. And more. So it was with trepidation I started the Fast 800 diet in June. Oh my, I lost a large chunk of weight very quickly and noticed improvement in all manner of bodily things. So far, so good.

And like all the literature says, the weight loss slowed down. Now, being an expert in such things, I had a sharp word with myself. I said that it wasn't good to go on loosing so much weight so quickly and that inevitably it would slow down. Not only that, I may gain a pound or tow now and again. I felt somewhat reassured with my wise words.

Then I hit a big problem.

I decided to buy some state of the art scales. They measure your weight, visceral fat, skeletal muscle (who knew?), BMI, body fat percentage. Then the scales sent this information to my phone and put it on a chart. Wow. I then started to worry about stuff I had never worried about before.

But here's the thing. These new scales weigh heavier than my old scales-by 3 lbs. So I'm now faced with what can only be described as a first world problem. Do I use the state of the art but cruel scales and just bite that bullet. Or do I carry on as I have all week. Stepping cautiously on the new scales, sighing with disappointment then moving swiftly onto my trusty old ones for the reassurance of the lower weight.

Sigh, when will I be old enough not to bother with such tiresome nonsense

TwiceAsNice Fri 19-Jul-19 07:25:38

Use your new scales they will be much more accurate. It’s carbohydrates that keep weight on not fat. I have cut out sugar and all white carbs and have lost 1st 11 pounds so far and reversed my diabetes which was my I did it in the first place.

TwiceAsNice Fri 19-Jul-19 07:25:59

Why not my

Riverwalk Fri 19-Jul-19 07:36:08

Yes ditch the old scales and just accept those extra 3lbs and determine to get rid of them ASAP. As another life-long dieter I know about all the mind games we have to play to stay on course!

I'm also a low-carber and maintaining my weight at 9 stone for the first time in forever. Well done Twice in reversing your Type 2.

Grannybags Fri 19-Jul-19 08:44:59

Don't forget would would have been 3lbs heavier to start with if you'd used new scales from the beginning... wink

Grannybags Fri 19-Jul-19 08:45:31

you would not would would!

Lessismore Fri 19-Jul-19 08:47:41

Try to make peace with yourself.

Jane10 Fri 19-Jul-19 09:00:12

Oh but I do love carbs. It's so sad.

MiniMoon Fri 19-Jul-19 10:47:23

I'm trying to cut down on the carbs. It is really difficult as I love bread and potatoes, rice and pasta.
The NHS say I should lose 1st 11lbs. I would weigh 8st 12lbs if I managed. That is the weight I was just before having my children. I've never weighed that little since.
I'll have to take myself in hand, but not until after my holidays.

watermeadow Fri 19-Jul-19 20:19:26

Ditch the new scales, you need encouragement, not disappointment. All that extra information makes no difference to the only salient bit - how much you’ve lost or gained.