Sunday weigh in 26th February 2017

Welcome to our weigh-in on Sunday 26th February 2017.

We hope that you've all had a good week and are pleased with the results on the scales. If this isn't the case, don't get despondent, weight loss isn't linear and we're all human. Think of where things may have slipped a little. If you're convinced that you've had a squeaky clean week, then take out the tape measure and see if you've lost inches instead. If that fails to satisfy too, then look back to the beginning of your journey and be proud of how far you've come. Progress may be slow, but if you keep the faith and stick to plan, you'll eventually get the results you've been wanting :-)

Our aim today, is to support and encourage, so we ask that everyone responds to at least one other member, ideally the person directly ahead of you on the thread. This is a bare minimum, though and we'd love to see everyone, with their pom poms, cheering as many people as they wish, on as many days as they like :-)

Here’s the Sunday Superstar stats from last week!

Sunday 19th February 2017

Total number weighed in - 17

Total number of replies - 58

Average number of replies - 3.41

Total amount of weight lost - 7.14lbs / 3.23kgs

Total amount of weight gained - 4.10lbs / 1.85kgs

Total number maintained - 1

Newbies / Restarts - 6

Average weight lost - 0.64lbs / 0.29kgs

It would make things so much easier for Rose, when she does the stats, if you could state your weight today, how much weight you've lost/gained/maintained this week and your goals for the week ahead.

Other than that, feel free to share any details of your week that you like.

MY WEIGH-IN

is done on a Monday, last week I lost 1.5lbs but am not holding out much hope for this week as I have got shingles and have been rather off plan.

NEWBIES

If you're joining this weigh-in group for the first time today, then please introduce yourself and share your starting weight (if you feel comfortable doing so) and your initial weight loss goals. Setting yourself mini-goals, leading to your ultimate weight loss goal, is particularly helpful. You could also make a note of your body measurements. Sometimes the scales stick at a particular weight, but there can be body measurement changes which are very motivating. It’s not all about the scales after all – it’s how you feel in yourself.

If you’ve not already seen it, then take a moment to read the ‘Welcome Newbie’ pack, which is a Pinned post (situated on the right hand side of the homepage, or scroll right down to the bottom, if you're using a mobile).

Please only use this thread if you're weighing in on Sunday 26th February 2017.

Onwards and downwards!

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  • I think I am with this group, but daren't weigh in today as I have had such a bad week , food wise but will get back on track and weigh in next Sunday

  • Hello and good morning Karengail 😊

    Experience shows that it's important to be accountable, and own that number on the scales 😕 Remember, it is just a number, and does not define you. There is no judgment here, and you most certainly are not the only one showing a gain this week.

    Best wishes

    Anna

  • Karengail, now is the time to face those scales, no matter what they say. Get on them, deal with the results and draw a line ready to start again.

    We've all done it at times and the biggest danger is that by putting of the weigh in off you will not get yourself fully focussed,

    So come on Karengail, get it over with and then we can lavish you with support and encouragement xx

  • If you don't weigh yourself today. How are you going to know how much you have lost next week?

  • Get well soon annde 😊 Shingles is the pits 😕

    Good luck to all you Sunday weighers 😊

  • Good morning all

    I weighed 157.8 lbs, I lost 1.4 lbs this week. I would like to be 156.5 next week.

    I've lost 18 lbs since January 1st. It is slowing down now which is a good thing because I want to keep it off when I hit my target of 126lbs. All the evidence seems to point to slow and steady being the way to go.

    Have a good week. Daisy

  • Fabulous Daisy1925 😊 Very well done 😊 And I totally agree about slow and steady 😊

    Onwards and downwards

  • Well done Daisy1925! That's brilliant!

  • Daisy1925 That's a great loss. And 18lb since the beginning of the year is amazing.

    Slow and steady is the right way to go, it ensures you get to a sustainable weight. Have a great week x

  • Hi everyone.

    Sorry to let the group down, but my scales have gone the wrong way! 2 weeks ago I was 77.3kg, last week 77.8kg and today 78kg. I am going to have to really focus on the calories. I eat healthily , do 30 mins cardio and 30 minutes weights at the gym 4 times a week. For 2 days over the weekend, I usually work on the garden. My job is sedentary though.

    I think it is probably portion size for my evening meal (I get pretty hungry after the gym). Any tips or recommendations appreciated!

    I go on holiday next Saturday for 2 weeks, just to add to the mix! Hope everyone else has had a better week!

  • Hello drpeterb 😊

    You are on here and being accountable that's a big step in the right direction 😊

    With regards to post exercise hunger, what are you eating? I rehydrate first, then have a meal consisting of low gi carbs and some protein. I follow this with fruit and more water. I also try to eat slowly and wait at least 30minutes for the food to have chance to start working 😊

    Im sure others will have more suggestions 😊

    Don't forget to measure yourself as muscle weighs more than fat, you could be losing inches but not grams at the moment.

    Best wishes

    Anna

  • Sensible advice with the eating. I will try and follow this during the week and hopefully give some better news to the group! Hopefully I can weigh on Saturday and log in durIng my holiday, but after that will not have my normal scales available until 20th March!

    My measurements definitely better and being maintained and feel a lot fitter. But I still am motivated to hit 70kg!

  • Have a lovely holiday 😊 I'm sure you've created lots of good habits to help whilst youre away 😊

  • drpeterb I am sure you must be feeling a bit disappoint but non the less congratulations for continuing to weigh in/

    I think you recognise your problem, it's looking like it Is portion control. Get out your food scales and start to weigh and measure your calories. Use an app (MyFitness Pal is good, to keep an ongoing record of what you eat and the calories you are using and its free.

    Continue with your exercise but try to eat a small high protein snack when you finish your session, it helps to repair cell damage and will also make you feel full for longer

    Good luck for next weel

    Ann

  • Thank you. I will look up the app. and hope for better things before next Sunday!

  • Morning all, I hope you're all having a nice weekend?

    Lost 0.8kg this week, currently weigh 83.8kg. Pleased with this 👍

    I'm still really struggling to get motivated to do exercise. I want to do it, but with two young children I find myself too tired at the end of the day. So this week I'm planning just to increase my step count using my new Fitbit. Let's hope the weather improves so I can get out!

    Well done Daisy1925, Karengail i know only too well about bad weeks, here's to a loss next Sunday, drpeterb doesnt muscle weigh more than fat? Have you been taking measurements as well as weight? But I too have problems with portion control and would appreciate any tips or tricks to help on this!

  • Well done on the progress. I have seen a tip before about using smaller plates/bowls. Think I will look through my cupboards! The other tip I received on this site, to drink plenty for water and rehydrate before eating, seems a good idea. Some of it might be evening boredom. Hopefully the increasing evening daylight might help!

  • Well done tubbyd thats an excellent loss 😊 And a perfect way of increasing fitness 😊 Running around after and playing with children is still exercise!!

    Have a good week

    Best wishes

    Anna

  • Thanks Anna, have a great week! 😁

  • Hi tubbyd

    I hope you get on well with your Fitbit. I got the most basic one at the beginning of January and it links to my computer wirelessly. I have found it a great motivator and use it to record calories eaten and hydration. There has been some controversy over fitness gizmos this week - my advice is ignore it!. I think we all know that in themselves pedometers are not going to help us to lose weight but anything that gets us moving a bit more is useful We all know we have to eat less (but healthily) and move more. Don't worry about 10000 steps a day, start where you feel comfortable and try to increase it gradually if you can. I have lots of joint problems so walking is the only exercise I can do regularly without exacerbating these. Daisy

  • Thanks Daisy, I'm hoping it might get me moving a bit more, I've got a charge HD and love looking at the graphs and step count. Such good motivation!

  • I weighed 184lb last week and today I weighed in at 182lb so I have lost 2 lb.

    I am really happy with this. I have tried to stop moaning on about what I can't eat and concentrate on the foods I like that I can eat. So I have spent much more time cooking this week and I have really enjoyed what I have eaten.

    Have a good week everyone.

    Edit for YellowRose55: weight last week was 185lbs, therefore loss is 3lbs.

  • That's awesome Lippysue! 2lbs closer to that next badge!

  • Well done Lippysue 😊 Fabulous weight loss 😊

    I agree totally about focussing on all the lovely foods that make better use of your calorie allowance 😊 I also question if something represents 'good value' when I realise how many calories it contains! 😊

    Have a good week

    Best wishes

    Anna

  • Good news Sue, you logged your weight at 185lbs last week, so you've actually lost 3lbs! Woohoo! :)

  • Well done Lippysue,

    You have had a great loss this week, keep it up x

    Ann

  • Thanks everyone, you are really helping me. More than you know.

  • My weight last week was 65.2kg, this week it's 64.9kg. A loss of 300g. A little disappointed but I've been ravenous this week and not doing as much exercise as previous weeks. Overall I've lost 2.7kg over 4 weeks. Hoping for a small loss again next week and going to start adding in some strength exercises as so far I've only done cardio.

  • All losses are good losses, 1stoneup, especially when you're battling with hunger. Try adding some natural fats into your diet, for satiety and see how you get on :)

    Good luck with those strength exercises, they are a really useful addition to your exercise routine and excellent for toning :)

  • You are on here and being accountable, that makes you a winner 1stoneup 😊

    If I may say so, 2.7 kg is quite a lot to lose in 4 weeks, have you checked your bmi and target calories? It's important to eat enough 😊 Hunger is a difficult thing to battle.

    Have a good week

    Best wishes

    Anna

  • I had a good week the second week and lost 1.5kg. That's when I added in exercise. And I have quite an active job anyway. Other weeks have been small losses. Doesn't feel like a lot, I'm just slightly more active, more aware of portions and snacking less...

  • That's good 😊 As long as you are eating enough 😊

  • 1stoneup, you know what Tesco's say, every little helps.

    The cardio exercise is great but adding in the strength exercise will be an added bonus. Try having a small protein snack when you have finished exercising as this will help your body and will also help to stem of hunger.

    Protein is the food that keeps us feeling full the longest.

    Good luck for nest week

    Ann

  • 'LOST' is the operative word here.....congratulations on 2.7kg over 4 weeks - a pound+ a week looks like great going to me. You must be doing lots of things right. Good luck for next week. xx

  • Good mornng Annde - my weight this morning is 10st 1lb 8oz so I have lost half a pound - not marvellous but I just looked at the packet of butter in my fridge and thought YES!

    Since I put on more than that last week I am just glad to be on a downward trend again. Thanks for doing the stats and helping us all to focus - a weekly weigh-in is so useful. Hopefully I can do better next week and get down to 10st. It's looking really promising! xx

  • As I always say, Akamam, all losses are good losses and a packet of butter is a great loss! Good for you! :)

    Our journeys are similar to rollercoaster rides, full of ups and downs, but as long as the overall trend is a downward one, all's well :)

    Half a pound a week, is still nearly 2 stone in a year, which is certainly not to be sniffed at :)

    Keep at it, you're doing just fine :)

  • Thank you moreless, I really value the support I get on this site. xx

  • We're all in this together, Akamam :)

  • 1/2 lb is a lot of fat to lose, like you say, it's a pack of butter 😊

    Keep up the good work akamam 😊

  • Well done Akaman Any loss is a good one, Just keep with-it and those pounds will soon disappear Good luck x

  • Good luck with getting to 10st and breaking out of the 10's!

  • When I get out of the 10s, I have a whole a few extra dresses to wear so I do have an incentive. Really appreciate the support on this site.xx

  • weighing in for the first time in weeks and after an all-inclusive week in the sun. Arrggg!!! Current weight is 16st 5.75lbs so not too much different. Going back to week 1 to get me back into the groove. Have a great week everyone x

  • Thanks misstippytoes

    You don't say what your weight with last time but I am glad you are not too disappointed in the little gain you have had I am glass you enjoyed your holiday.

    Good luck with getting back on plan, hope you have a great loss next week xx

  • I too am going back to week 1 next week. Good to refresh on tips. Main thing I've found is to learn from previous weeks. And, putting the chart somewhere visible. Good luck and looking forward to hearing how you get on

  • Wow Mtt, 0.25lbs up, since the 9th of January??!! You're a super maintainer! That's brilliant, well done you! :)

  • thanks moreless - must be all the walking I've been clocking up :) I need to get back into the calorie counting groove though.

  • I'm sure you'll add that element, with no problems :)

  • Happy Sunday everyone

    Last week 85.3kg

    Today 84.9kg

    This week's loss 400g. Modest but very pleased indeed given I'd been taken down by a bad cold.

    I've now lost a total 5.1kg since my start weight of 90kg and very excited indeed to ask if I could possibly have my first 5kg badge?

    Feel like I want to wear it when I head out today!

  • Well done Crissy2 with losing 5.1kgs altogether and enjoy your lovely new shiny 5kg badge.

  • Crissy2, well done on your loss. Never easy when you are unwell.

    You have done brilliantly and I am sure our admin team will be more than happy to give you your 5kg badge.

    Keep it up

    Ann

  • Well have survived week one. Was 13.13 down 4lb 13.9

    Just need to keep it up .

    Good new way of eating to everybody for new week

  • Well done Hazelnnett

    A 4lb loss is a great start. I hope you can keep up a nice steady weight loss, 1.5 - 2lb a week is about right to aim for.

    Have a great week

    Ann

  • Well done Hazelnnett that's a great start. May the momentum stay with you, good luck for next week :)

  • Well done! That's a great start! Keep thinking how good this feels and it'll help you do the same next week.

  • Hi everyone, I haven't been good at all this week. I pretty much stayed within my calories on every day except one but I have not eaten as well nor have I exercised like I should have done. There, excuses over, I have stayed the same at 14 stone 2.5 lbs so quite relieved at that. I got sick of counting calories so tried a Slimmingworld approach and that just didn't suit. Back to the calories... ...unless there are some magic solutions out there?! :p

    Will do my best next week but we are out alot. Will be able to get some steps in though. Fingers crossed:)

  • I have found this week . 3 meals breakfast, lunch and evening meal. And fruit and a treat if the calories allow . If not there is always tomorrow to have something tasty . I have tried slimming world but it doesn't work for everyone. I always result in going back to calories. At one time I was 19.5 stone got down to 15. 7 and slowly over time down to 13,9 . I would like to say I am 12 stone something it has a good sound . Only time will tell .

  • My problem was with lunches really. I had planned breakfast and evening meals but lunch just crept up on me and took me by surprise. Need to get into the kitchen and make bottom of the fridge soup :) We also had our 16month old grand daughter over for her first night away from parents and home last night so I didn't cook what I had planned. Need to take everything into consideration and get it ready beforehand. Plan, plan, plan...

  • At the moment I am buying a sandwich during the week from Mark's as I look after 4 grandkids ages 5-8 during the week so always on the go. And make soup at the weekend. I know sandwiches are expensive but what you get is what you get . All calorie counted , salmon cucumber and the prawns are quite low. Well lower than it would be if I made it.

  • Well done Luckylocky at not putting anything on. So difficult when you are tossing between two different diets.

    I find my MyFitness app is great for counting my calories. Unfortunately there no magic solutions, though there are plenty of conmen out there who will try to sell you the dream.

    Keep it going and you will reap the rewards

    Cheers, Ann

  • Thanks Anne, I have a beautiful notebook that someone bought me for Christmas and I write everything down in that, usually. That's probably the keyword to last week, 'usually'.

  • Do you write it down before you eat (ie Plan) or after. If it is after try writing down a plan for the day then stick to it. Give it a go for a week and see how you do xx

  • I have a plan mostly. Breakfasts and evening meals are ok, lunch is the problem. Will need to plan whole days.

  • Was 64.8 and am now 64.4, so lost 400 grams! My weight has been acting like a yo-yo! My originally weight was 68.

    I still struggle to go under1400 calories :( but Did lose 1cm of waist size.

    In overall, feel a bit mixed. Am not going as fast as I want. Does it always take so slow... pufff! Sorry not having a great week either!

  • Hi Chenggong, I don't know your vital statistics, but you have described yourself as a very tiny person, so will unfortunately not be allowed as many calories as a taller person. I wonder, however, whether you've tried calorie cycling, so rather than struggle to keep to under 1400 cals every day, eat more, or less on different days, giving you an average number of 1400 per day.

    You could also try changing what you eat, as well, so trying for lower carbs, especially sugar and changing high GI foods, for low GI foods?

    I do, however, agree with annde, that your weight loss is perfectly normal and if you look at the 3 weeks that you've been here, you've lost 3.6kg (7.92lbs), which is an average of 1.2kg (2.63lbs) per week and, therefore, more than the recommended 1 - 2lbs per week :)

    Just keep on going and enjoy the journey, rather than concentrate on the end game :)

  • Ooh, calorie cycling..very clever!

    Thank you, the post really cheers me up

  • Excellent! :)

  • Chenggong, thank you for posting your weight. Unfortunately I do stones and lbs so Kilograms mean very little o me. However, I do recognise that a loss of 400gr is just short of a pound (I think) and a weight loss of 1 -2 lbs a week is what we should be aiming for so well done. Also well done on the loss around your waist.

    I admit I have days where 1400 calories doesn't seem enough but for the main part it's more than I need.

    Perhaps have a look at the size of the portions you are eating and what types of foods you are using. You can get lots of food for very few calories if you pile your plate with vegetables, whereas large helping of meat, fish, pasta, potatoes etc can soon push up your calories.

    Perhaps try writing out an eating plan, check the calories and then tweak your foods to reduce the calories.

    Good luck for next week

    Ann

  • Feeling pretty chuffed with week 1!

    Starting weight 20st 9, current weight 20st 3.6 so loss this week 5.4lbs! Have also lost an inch off my waist (I think, but may just be measuring a slightly different wobbly bit).

    But most importantly by blood pressure has come down a bit, so very pleased about that.

    Really want to lose at least 2lbs again next week and keep this going, not just be a one week wonder. Have started a gym routine and just trying not to have anything chocolate related in the house...no will power at all around a galaxy bar!

  • thats fantastic,

    well done,

  • That is an amazing start BadlyDrawnBadger. You sound very positive and there is no reason that you should not achieve the 2lb you are hoping for,

    Well done, Ann

  • Draw a line under last week and forget about it. Next week is what matters and I am sure you will do great.

  • hi all, i am a newbie, i am currently 13 stone 2 lbs and hoping that come this time next week i will have had a loss with my first week non dieting but healthy eating WITH exercise. After reading through so many posts i am determined to do this, i feel motivated by what i have read. My bmi it obese, my ideal weight is somewhere between 7st and 10st so i have at least 3 stone to move but i would be happy with a loss of 2lbs per week. Good luck all

  • Hi and welcome to the Sunday weigh-in, Sarah :)

    Take a look at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread, then move through to the challenges, where we hope you'll find at least one that will appeal to you :)

    Move down to the Topics, to find a variety of threads, collated into specific topics for ease of access and we ask that you also 'file' your own threads, so that others won't miss your important news :)

    Take a look at the 12 week plan, as a lot of people have been successful with it, making sure to enter your details into the BMI calculator, to get a calorie allowance tailored to your personal requirements. Don't forget to take your starting measurements and a 'before' picture, as they can be very motivating on days that the scales refuse to co-operate :)

    We've found that to get the best out of this community, we need to be active on the forum, as it's where we exchange information, get motivation and inspiration and make friends. We hope that you'll join us here, regularly, too :)

    It's only left for me to wish you well on your journey :)

  • Welcome to the Sunday weigh in Sarah and good luck with your healthy eating and exercise I look forward to seeing how you get on x

    Regards, Ann

  • Hi Admins. I apologise for how bad I have been at posting recently so I will try to clear everything up here ...

    Sun 5th Feb - weight 69.3 kg back to pre-xmas/too-ill for exercise weight! :)

    Sat Feb 11th (before a trip to see a friend) - lost 900 g, weight down to 68.4 kg 8-)

    Week off work lots of workouts, but also too much restaurant food-result

    Sat Feb 18 - had gained 700 g - back up to 69.1 kg,

    Sun Feb 19 - 70.1 kg :O OMG!!! (all you can eat Chinese buffet as a thank you for a day of felling trees on Saturday)

    Thurs Feb 23 - back to work and normality - weight had come down to 68.6 kg

    Then I got a chance to apply for a promotion ... so I've started stress eating again whilst I do the application form. Damn my husband and his individually-wrapped chocolate crepes :X

    Sun Feb 26 - weight 69.1 kg

    Sorry for the length

  • Welcome back Nicksy and for the catch-up

    Good luck with the job and keep up to date cc

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