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Monday 12th November weigh in.

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glassortwo Sun 11-Nov-12 22:33:45

Monday again, I am putting this thread up and I have been very slack and I have not yet caught up on any late posts from last week, will check it tomorrow as my bed is calling now. moon

Good luck everyone wink

Sbagran Mon 12-Nov-12 10:38:22

I can start the loss total this week glass with a loss of 0.6 of a pound (arghh!) but at least it is a loss.
Like last week I was really good keeping to MFP but I have a theory that perhaps I am eating the wrong calories grin
Seriously - I do find that when I have bread the weight seems to react so this week I am going to have a bread-free week to test it out!
Over the last couple of weeks I have had to have sandwiches on occasions - always healthy ones - but nonetheless bread and have lost less than a pound both weeks.
This week I will be bread-free and have crispbreads or rice cakes just as an experiment [saint emoticon] ?
Won't keep that up forever though as I do my my homemade bread!
Good luck fellow losers!!!

Pud Mon 12-Nov-12 11:21:45

Pleased to report a 2 pound loss this week. Not sure how I managed that!!good luck with going bread free Sbagran don't think I could do thathmm

Anne58 Mon 12-Nov-12 11:29:59

Digby seems to have lost 2oz, but I can't be totally sure as his tummy was obscuring part of the display.

granjura Mon 12-Nov-12 14:19:42

Done it - got to my next target. It took me a loooong time! I started 4 years ago with a number that started with a 9, than an 8, now a 7 -
Another 1, to 1 and half stones to go, or 10 kg- to a comfortable 14/16 size.
I used to be much slimmer than that, but I think I'd look haggard - and being too thin when older is not safe.

A neighbour gave me a pile of magazines, the equivalent of SAGA mag in the UK. A very interesting article about being under-weight post 70 being far more dangerous than being a bit overweight. Even with a minor weight loss of 1 kilo per year (2lbs)- this can quickly add to being dangerously underweight over a decade (=10 kg= 1 stone and a half approx) with little chance of ever re-gaining sufficient weight to be healthy. My parents were both perfect weight at 70, and had never been overweight, but they both were bags of bones by the time they died. So a bit of reserve is good for you beyond 70, honest.

Sbagran Mon 12-Nov-12 18:18:54

Phew Granjura you made me very envyenvyenvy when I first read your post as I thought you had gone from 9 to 8 to 7 STONE - mind you that would be TOO light! grin Well done on another target reached though! I agree re not being underweight as we get older - we need a bit to survive on!
Thanks Pud for your encouragement re the bread - just an experiment as I do seem to retain weight when I have 'bready' weeks even though I stay under the calorie limit. I am envy of your two pound loss - well done you .....
and of course well done Digby!!! grin

granjura Mon 12-Nov-12 18:42:06

Thanks - well I am one of 'them' furiners who weigh themselves in kilos, lol.

Wheniwasyourage Mon 12-Nov-12 18:52:22

Sorry, missed another week, but I can report a loss of 1.1kg over the past 2 weeks! That was a nice surprise this morning, although part of it may be because I have an empty arm, having been to Blood Donors yesterday... smile However, as I have a birthday and a few days away with Mr When for a bit of self-indulgence in the eating and drinking department this week, I expect it to be reversed by next week hmm.

Good luck to everyone this week sunshine

granjura Mon 12-Nov-12 20:22:05

spagran - the last time I was under 8 stone I was 23, and had been breasfeeding number 1 DD for about a year - the weight just dropped off me, and I was too thin. Got pregnant soon after, and never lost the weight the same way after number 2 - although I breastfed her for the same amount of time. No way do I want to go back to being a size 10- I'd look haggard.

jeni Mon 12-Nov-12 20:31:18

For me I was 19 and just had glandular fever! I looked terrible!

glassortwo Mon 12-Nov-12 20:57:04

wheniwas congratulations that's an amazing loss, Happy Birthday for later in the week enjoy your treat and give the diet a miss while you are away wine flowers sunshine
granjura well done in breaking through your target you must be feeling on top of the world. wine flowers not sure how many kilos you have lost this week, probably very obvious and I am blind.

digby I am so proud of your loss well done, phoenix might give you a treat for doing so well.

pud well done 2lb, its even better when its unexpected. smile

sba bread does that to me bloats me and makes me retain weight, red wine has the same effect. I bet it does the usual and will show in one lump.

This week 5.48 lbs

Challenge to date 34.28

granjura Mon 12-Nov-12 22:00:48

I actually lost very little this week, only about 1 lb, but I had been waiting for a couple of weeks to go over the 'magic number' smile

celebgran Mon 12-Nov-12 22:05:25

let me in urgent, got my knee xray results moderate osteo arthritis also lecture on losing weight!! not really suprised, got myself upset due to I explained hard to focus with my personal heartache and came over tearful!!
still going back to writing down all I eat!!!

lost 2lb in last week (put on 3 last weekend) so quite pleased really. GOT TO KEEP GOING!!!!!!!!!!!

glassortwo Mon 12-Nov-12 22:06:19

granjura its that magic number that's important well done. smile

This week 6.48 lbs

Challenge to date 35.28

glassortwo Mon 12-Nov-12 22:13:25

celeb grin quick come in............. its doesn't take much to push us over the edge does it, a lecture on top of your other problems. flowers But well done 2lb off.... you can tell the Dr you have started on the right road wink you can do it we will help.

This week 8.48 lbs

Challenge to date 37.28lbs

Jodi Tue 13-Nov-12 07:25:01

I logged in very late last week on Friday when I got back and declared a loss of 0.5lbs. I don't know if that was counted?

I've lost another 0.5lbs this week. Very slow but at least going down.

Sbagran Tue 13-Nov-12 07:27:55

Celeb try My Fitness Pal as I think it will suit you as you are used to writing everything down - it will tally up your calorie count and tell you how much more (or lesssad) you should be eating. A lot of us are using it including me!
If you need help let us know and Good luck!

Notsogrand Tue 13-Nov-12 08:40:33

I've stayed the same but that's OK. Having been up and down (and up) so much recently, I'm happy to stabilise.

Isn't everyone doing well this week? Well done everyone! flowers

Trying to remember when I was last under 8 stones.....probably aged 12/13 hmm

celebgran Tue 13-Nov-12 09:15:22

thanks sbagran could you explain please do I just put my fitness pal into search engine??

Wheniwasyourage Tue 13-Nov-12 09:23:17

Thanks glass! Packing nearly done and off soon!! Hope everyone has a good week. There's a lot of good work being done here. flowers [loud applause emoticon]

GrannyK Tue 13-Nov-12 10:00:38

Sorry to have missed last week - yet another bug. They really are breeding a different lot these days. 30 years in teaching and I never went down with anything , now I seem to catch something every ten days from one of the different groups of children that I work with in a voluntary capacity .
The good news , however, is that I have lost 1lb, bringing to me to the lowest weight in YEARS ( and 5 lbs since I started on mfp ) Brilliant . Really happy at this weight . Now just trying to maintain without going up and down too violently .

Sbagran Tue 13-Nov-12 14:40:15

Well done GrannyK another My Fitness Pal success - sorry to hear you have been bug-catching though! flowers
Celeb getting onto My Fitness Pal is easy and most importantly FREE!
Type My Fitness Pal into Google and the website will come up - follow the instructions to register (you will need an ID, a password and an email address) and the rest follows.
They will ask several questions re your age, height, lifestyle etc and from that you will be given your recommended calorie intake.
Click on FOOD and you will get a page with today's date on it - Under breakfast click on 'add food' and then enter in what you have had (or intend to have!) - a drop down menu will appear and you choose the nearest which then appears on your daily diary! It tells you how many calories you have used and how many you have left. Do the same with the other meals and snacks.
The best way to learn how to use MFP is trial and error - there is no penalty if you get it wrong! If you enter something that you then want to remove there is a little 'no entry' sign at the end of the line - click on that and it goes away!
Hope this doesn't confuse you - it's difficult when you can't actually show someone what you mean!
Your regular entries for each meal will gradually appear on a dropdown menu for you just to 'click to add' which saves time as well.
You can also enter any exercise you take and MFP will give you extra calories in your daily total!
One great benefit is that you can plan ahead what you want to eat and enter it BEFORE you eat it. That way if it will take you into the red you can make an adjustment and keep to your target. It will also tell you if you are not eating enough calories - again very useful.
One thing I discovered myself recently (after how many weeks???) was that if you type a food in and then just want to change the amount you don't have to delete it completely - just click on the item and a little window will open allowing you to change the entry! So much easier than starting again!
Lots of us losers use MFP so any problems just come onto this thread and someone is bound to be available to advise you!
Good luck - let us know how you get on!

Nonu Tue 13-Nov-12 14:56:59


I also have joined fitnesspal , I was surprised how good it is .

For example , bread ordinary slice 119 cals , nimble 58 . Have started having low cal. yogs and was surprised how few cals. in them .

What I think is great is that you put everytnihng down , and makes you think , No I must not have that as it takes me over my allowance .

I hope I can do as well as the rest of you , I need to lose a stone by February, so fingers crossed for us all . flowers

granjura Tue 13-Nov-12 17:28:50

Personally I would rather have half a slice of very satisfying 'proper' bread, than feel totally empty after munching on blotting paper - which is what Nimble feels like to me. Or have a very thin layer of butter on it- which would taste wonderful, than some low cal spread. Or a small piece of tasty cheese, than lower cal pap. But I agree, each to their own - and as Dave Allen said .. may your god go with you. It's taken me a longer time getting there with the above method perhaps- but I think using these awful tasting diet products is the reason people can't stick with them long-term, and we get this yo-yo effect.

Nonu Tue 13-Nov-12 17:39:41

I think it depends on how strong the desire to lose weight is !

I find lo cal food perfectly satisfying .

Suppose it is all about re-educating taste buds , I rather like Nimble now I have tasted it .

Different strokes ! grin