10 days in Calorie Counting

So I am writing this for my own motivation really. I started Calorie Counting & joined this forum 10 days ago after years of Weight Watchers and more recently Slimming world. I lost a could of Stone last year but since then the scales go up and down & sticking to the plans only served for me to lose the pounds I'd gained going off plan, never past it. I do think that (in my case) dieting has made me put on weight overy the years. My Mum always used to tell me I didn't need to diet (& looking back at the time I didn't! ) & now I've taken the pressure off and prob started eating a more balanced diet that I was brought up with and b4 I bowed to the pressure of trying to b stick thin as many of us do at that age. I think we all need to find what works best for us by the way...I'm not saying that these diets don't work just mentally they don't work for me.

Anyway I digress...So, as I say I have started CC with the help of MFP & I've lost 6lb in the 10 days. 5lb of that takes me to that plateua place but I managed to break through and lose another 1lb πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ I was dreading the scales this am as it's that 'time of the month' and that's never a good time to weigh for me so I am happy with that!

So far I've felt motivated and haven't felt deprived..I feel like now I've stopped 'being on a diet' that things are easier. After a manic day in the week not having time to cook I even stopped in the Fish and Chip Shop. I had cod (without the batter aa I don't like it anyway) & a few chips. ..I really enjoyed it and I didn't feel at all guilty! This isn't something I've had for years and usually something like that would send me off on a downward spiral that's made me put weight on but I feel more freedom but have been sticking to my calories. Fingers crossed it may continue..I want to stay positive but I always have that damn nagging doubt I'm gonna go pear shaped but I guess I just need to chill! Anyway onwards and Downwards!

Sorry for the babble, I'm using this as therapy! Good luck everyone, hope u r all doing wellπŸ€πŸ€


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  • Woop! Great start!! Keep it up!! πŸ‘

  • Ah thank you! πŸ˜ƒ

  • Hi Downwardspiral,

    Congratulations on your weight loss success - you're sounding positive and motivated. Hope you have a lovely weekend - it's nearly here!

    Lowcal :-)

  • Thank you Lowcal. It's just a start but it's in the right direction this time. Feeling ugh! because of 'time of the month' so gonna have to be strong over the next few days..getting husband to hide the chocolates out of my way! πŸ˜‚

  • I also have my time of the month too this week, and completely empathise with you! Good idea to get your husband to hide those chocolates out of view. Good idea. But you could allow yourself maybe just one, for later in the day, so you don't deprive yourself completely?

    Good luck! :-)

  • Definitely! πŸ‘ It's become clear to me that feeling deprived is definitely my weakness especially at times of stress or cramps ! I buy those treatsize choc buttons so I will have a treat this eve! Have a great wknd Lowcal xxx

  • Thanks, you too. :-) xxx

  • I am sooooo with you on the 'dieting made me fat' !! I now follow a healthy eating plan with portion control, but if I REALLY want something I will eat it and not feel guilty 😊 The weight loss is slow but (I hope) permanent and sustainable 😊😊😊

    Good luck!


  • I agree. I'm determined this time to get to my intended weight and b happy with that. Ah hindsight is a wonderful thing! πŸ˜‚ x

  • Pear shaped is a good shape, a healthy shape, you are doing well, very well indeedy :)

  • We can do this!! I'm the same. I think if I hadn't started dieting I wouldn't have gone up and down so much - or gained so much weight in pregnancy but that's a different story! I love this way that I don't have to avoid foods. My last diet fad was separating carbs from fats and then low carb. I had good results for a while then the scales would spring back up. I just couldn't get the mindset to stick at complicated plans. Loved what you said about not feeling guilty. It's very liberating!

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