Weigh-in TUESDAY 21st March 2017

Weigh-in TUESDAY 21st March 2017

Hello Tuesday Trimmers!

Please reply to this post on TUESDAY to join the weigh-in. Thank you

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. The main aim of this new weigh-in, is to prevent one person being burdened with answering every single post. Of course you can respond to as many posts as you wish, but it should be a minimum of one.

We have also decided to introduce a new stats system, again to reduce the workload of one person having to produce a spreadsheet every week. If you could now 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.


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).


I'm posting this now on Monday evening, but I’ll weigh in with everyone else on Tuesday morning. I’ve been really enjoying loads of purple sprouting broccoli this week which is growing like a rocket at my allotment and I’ve spotted it in the grocers too. Such a lovely vegetable, full of spring flavour. Good luck to us all!

STATS from Tuesday 14th March

Tuesday 14th March 2017

Total number weighing in - 25

Total number of replies - 194

Average number of replies - 7.76

Total amount of weight lost - 24.09lbs / 10.92kgs

Total amount of weight gained - 4.15lbs / 1.88kgs

Total number who maintained -3

Newbies/Restarts - 1

Average weight lost - 0.83lbs / 0.37kgs

Number of members who did not disclose their weight – 0

Please only use this thread if you're weighing on Tuesday 21st March.

Onwards and downwards!

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  • Really happy after my maintain last week to see a one and a half pound loss.. that's 9 pounds in total and now weigh 13.10 ... good luck JiminyCricket hope the scales are good to you 😊

  • 1.5lbs is brill well done you, good luck for next week.⭐👍

  • Thanks Itsbab and I'm sure that 2lb will be off next week ... have you checked your measurements.. I maintained last week and couldn't understand why , but I'd lost 13 inches in 5 weeks, so felt more positive 😊

  • 13 inches in 5 weeks!!!!! Thats incredible! Your clothes must be falling off you!! Well done, what a great result.

  • Ha ha I wish !!! I'm also doing C25K.. as someone who never exercised and took the car everywhere , I'm really enjoying it 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️two weeks left to complete the programme 😊

  • Wow 13" amazing no I will check that later thanks for reminding me. 👍

  • Brilliant princess! We can do this! 😊😊😊

  • We can! 😀 😀

  • well done, going great

  • Thanks prawncess 😊

  • Well done princessparklypink, 1.5lbs is a great result. I hope you have another great week ahead :)

  • Thank youWeight-be-gone 😊

  • I have good news for you, princess, you were 13st 12lbs last week, which means you've lost 2lbs! Woohoo! Well done you! :)

  • OMG fantastic!!! I hadn't realised 🙈 Xx

  • that's brill! well done :D

  • Thank. You LinaLamont 😊

  • Last weigh in 13.2

    Today 13.4

    Total 2lb on

    Hope to loose those 2lbs in the next 2 weeks.

    Can't see where I am going wrong at the moment but will keep on trying, sticking to healthy foods anyway so all is not lost.

    Have a brill day everyone😊👍

  • See what happens next week - this may a 'blip', just extra fluid, especially if you think you haven't done anything to cause this.

    It's the long term picture we have to concentrate on so onwards to a lighter future! 😊

  • Bad luck, Itsbab, sometimes it seems so unfair when we are doing everything right! But you know it will come right eventually. Have a good week. 👍

  • Hi itsbab. Sorry you have increased so very very frustrating. Well done for sticking to healthy food. that's great. So much harder when the scales don't reflect your efforts. Really hope that you have a good week and the scales reflect it for you.

  • Hi, that's tough, good luck next week, bet it will be good for you

  • Don't worry, 2lbs is nothing in the bigger picture and can come off as quick as it can come on. It's the healthy lifestyle that is important and it will provide much more than scale victories :)

    Hope you loose those 2 lbs this week :)

  • Oh Itsbab I'm sorry to hear that, keep going, I'm sure it'll sort itself out. Its even more frustrating if you can't put your finger on whats gone wrong.

  • Itsbab Tough for you....been there too, but as Weight-be-gone says, just focus on the bigger picture and keep sticking at it, and all the best for the coming week.

  • You can't beat the hormones Itsbab so maybe it's that? And as you are sticking to good eating choices, I am sure it will pan out in the end. Have a good fortnight (you are weighing fortnightly if I remember correctly) 😊👍

  • Don't you worry, Bev, I think it's time you had a blowout and waited for the whoosh effect! ;)


  • Thanks all above for the positive messages👍 I will carry on regardless, 2lbs isn't so bad and I am going to up my water as I have lapsed on that recently, just been googling metabolism and it says cold water helps boost it so off we go again lol!!!! Come on summer then I won't need to remember it.🌞

  • How interesting is this Moorless 🤔 squidgy fat never new this existed😊 thank you for that one, hope you are doing ok and the running is coming along nicely.

  • It's a great link isn't it! Explains a lot!

    I'm fine thanks and running daily, just biding my time until my marathon :D

  • fascinating read moreless. explains a lot, thanks

  • Just took a look at the above article and it makes so much sense moreless Bring it on.... bring on the WHOOSH!! (my new motto) :D)

  • You have inspired me to log my weight...I was going to hide this week. Smash it next week xxx

  • keep the faith itsbab! you are still doing splendidly!

  • Last week 16 stone 9 1/2 lb

    This week 16 stone 7 lb

    Weighed on different scales as staying with my parents following their accident. Mum came out of hospital yesterday and is on the mend !

    Lost 2 1/2 lb another 2 lb would be great but it's definitely harder when you are not home

    Best wishes to everyone x

  • well done, that's great, hope Mum is recuperating well, as you say easier in your own environment. good luck for the coming week

  • That's an excellent result cjw123 - well done you. You have achieved a great result despite it being a very difficult week. I'm glad your mum is now back home with your dad, so no more hospital visiting :)

    I hope you have a fantastic week and that you get your 2lbs :)

  • Thats a great loss, and fab to hear your parents are on the mend

  • Glad to hear they are on the mend - a very worrying time for you all. Very well done on the impressive loss, particularly in a very stressful period. Have another great week 😊👍

  • That's really great....and even more so in what is obviously a difficult and worrying time for you. It would be so easy in times of stress to just think ' oh stuff it " and comfort eat....like I would. So well done.

  • Well done cjw123 x

  • well done, and hope your parents recover soon <3

  • Aww! Well done and I am so pleased your mum and dad are on the mend good luck for next week. 😊👍

  • cjw123 I am so glad that your mom is doing so well. For you to lose 2 1/2 lbs thru this difficult time just shows how great you are doing

    Keep up the good work and hope your parents will also be doing well. ((HUG))

  • Whoop whoop for me! A loss! Almost a pound off, and today is 100 days since I started this journey.

    So, last week 9st 10.6lb, this week 9st 9.7lb, a loss of 0.9lb, I'm very happy with that as my weight loss has always been very slow, never anything dramatic. So another 0.5 - 1lb loss next week again would make me happy.

    Have a great week everyone. 😊

  • Well done 😀

  • Well done, and congratulations on your 100th

  • What a way to celebrate your 100 day anniversary - congratulations Trimmerteacher :)

  • Wow fabulous.. ignore my other post .. I didn't realise you were weighing in today !!! X

  • That's fantastic - well done you! 😊👍

  • Whoop whoop indeed Trimmerteacher . Here's to the next 100 day milestone !!

  • Good news, Tt, last week you were 9st 10.9lbs, which means you've lost 1.2lbs! Woohoo!! WTG you! :)

  • Ooh that's more than I thought. (Good job I wasn't a maths teacher haha!)

  • As long as we have our trusted moreless and the maths going in the correct way for you this week Trimmerteacher ..... enjoy and good luck for the coming week! :D

  • Hi fellow trimmers. weight was 10st 13lbs now 10st 11lbs, 2 lb off, i aim to lose 1lb this week

  • Well done prawncess ❤️

  • Well done on 2lbs, thats a great loss

  • You are doing great prawncess May your week be a 1lb loser type of week :D (if not more)

  • Congratulations ...2 lb is just great. Good luck for next week too.

  • You are doing amazingly 😊 Good luck for next week 👍

  • 2lb off is good. Well done. Best wishes for the coming week

  • thanks

  • Good morning peeps :)

    Last week I weighed 67kg

    This week i weigh 66.1kg

    Loss of 0.9kg

    Target this week of 1.2kg

    Start weight 89.6kg - 23.5kg gone

    Final target 57kg - 9.1kg to go

    Mini target for March is 4.3kg have achieved 2.8kg so far

    Not sure I will get 1.5kg in the next 10 days to complete my March challenge but I'm going to give it all I can - I shall up the exercise and cross my fingers ;)

  • Well done! Look at you - less than 10kg to your final goal! Thats awesome!

  • Thank you, sometimes it feels so far away but I am getting there. It's the maintaining that I've always found hard but I don't have to worry about that just yet ;)

  • With your perseverance and positive attitude Weight-be-gone I am sure you will reach your March challenge! Have a great week

  • You are doing brilliantly, I am overawed..... Have a great week and good luck with the challenge 👍

  • Congratulations and well done Weight-be-gone . And I shall be crossing my fingers in support of you too !!!

  • well done!

  • Yay! Well done you are on a roll now. 👍😊

  • Good morning all you lovely Tuesday trimmers. This week I have not lost what I set out to loose, but it is still down, so I am still staying positive I It seems that my weightloss honeymoon period (losing 1Kg a week), has now been and gone :( and I will now be settling in my usual .5Kg loss a week. I will still try my best to lose more, but… being a realistic person I have now changed my goals a bit. ..

    Starting weight: 91Kg (BMI 33.4)

    End Goal: 67.0Kg

    Weight to lose: 24.0Kg

    Weight Today: 87.5 Kg (BMI 32.1)

    Weight lost this week: .5 Kg

    Weight lost to date: 3.5 Kg

    Weight still to go: 20.5 Kg

    Goal for Week: .5Kg

    Mini Goal: Lose 4Kg by the time I go to USA on

    Hope you have a great week of losing and if not, stay positive and be happy. Ours is a journey not a race :D

  • Exactly! It doesn't matter really how long it takes - and if its a slow journey then hopefully the new healthy habits will be well ingrained and we'll keep them. And losing 0.5kg a week is not to be sniffed at, its a nice steady amount which will get you to your goals.

  • Thank you JiminyCricket , I must say that if I am honest I was a little dissappointed, but must also keep reminding myself that I did say I will be wearing that pretty dress in a year's time, not a month :D My weight did not get here in a month, it took years of not doing the right thing. Have a good week

  • It seems to me that it is all going very well Mammou and if .5 kg p.w. is a steady and sustainable rate of loss for you, then so be it - that's the way to go! I made a deliberate choice to go for a slow route, which is ideally 1 lb loss a week, which is less than your .5 kg, and over some periods it has been averaging even less than that, but at least it's still going! 👍😊

  • Thank you Dietbunny for your kind words. Slow but sure it will be then😀

  • I like that Mammou , it is a journey not a race, and it does us all good to be reminded of that . Some weeks I feel despondent, it seems like I've really tried to get everything right, but the scales don't seem to reflect the effort I have put in. But as you said, a slow steady loss is fine, it didn't go on overnight, and it won't come off overnight either. That lovely dress is shining on your horizon like a big bright beacon guiding you towards it !!! Good luck for the new week.

  • Thanks Bertieboy I will try and keep my eyes on the prize👗😀

  • That's 1lb off so well done, all good, safe and steady. 👍😊

  • Hi...this is my first weigh in....I weigh 12st 2lb and I would like to loose 3 stone...have tried many healthy eating plans before but failed miserably ... So with the help of all you lovely folks on here I'm hoping I can reach my goal....x

  • Welcome and hope you have a great journey with this bunch of encouraging and positive people.

  • Thank you...

  • Welcome to you Olly66 ! Thanks for joining us. Are you doing the 12 week plan or something else? Its a good idea to set a mini goal as well as your overall one, and celebrate lots of small achievements along the way - it helps things feel less daunting. Best of luck for your first week!

  • Hi Olly66 - wishing you all the best on your adventure - which it will be I am sure, trying new recipes, maybe different foods, exercises and generally shaking your life up a bit! 😊

  • Welcome, hope you find us encouraging, helpful and supportive. 😊

  • Good Morning everyone. Well I'm on week 12.... Wow that's whizzed by.

    So the good news is I have managed to lose that naughty pound that sneaked in last week, so I am back to 10:11, which is good.

    Another bit of good news is that I weighed in at 11:07 in week one, so looking at it positively that's not too far off a whole stone lighter...well I can tell myself it is .....can't I.!!

    And another bit of good news is the strong wind and torrential rain of yesterday has gone, and the sun is streaming in . A lovely morning. Hope it is with all you too. Time to turf that lazy Fox Terrier off his bed and get out for brisk walk.

    I am going to try for another 1 lb loss again...slow and steady and all that 🐢🐢🐢.

    Good luck to you all and have a happy week.

  • Well done! Back on track and the sun is shining for your walk! You could ask for a 7lb badge if you want one? (or are you holding out for a 1 stone one?). Have a lovely week ahead

  • I'm going to hold back and really really try for the 1 stone one...that would be awesome . Now where's that bloody dog !!!

  • go for it!

  • Great stuff Bertieboy - slow and steady wins the race, just like your tortoises! ✌️

  • I'm big on tortoises anyway...I've got 4 real ones...donkeys of years old, and will probably outlive me !! Maybe we should all try the dandelion diet coupled with a 5 month sleep each year !!!

  • How amazing to have four! I had one once - it arrived in our garden and overwintered and then left again - I was really sad !

  • Bertieboy Good on you for getting rid of the naughty one, they do seem to sometimes slip onto the scales with you :D but with determination and positive outlook..... going, going gone will be the lbs and you will reach your goal of getting your 1Stone badge soon

    Have a good week.

  • Slow and steady is good👍 Well done you are doing brilliantly. 😊

  • Thank you jiminycricket...I haven't really studied the 12 week plan yet....naughty I know...after so many years of yo yo dieting I have come to realise that my biggest problem is portion control...so now all my meals are served on a breakfast size plate rather than the normal dinner plate...I weigh my breakfast cereal 30g...and serve with a banana...I'm avoiding as many sweet things as I can...I have a terrible sweet tooth...I only have one slice of home made bread per day...i will see how I go...but any advise is really welcome....

  • That sounds like a really good plan! Portion control is such an important thing to learn isn't it. Ive started buying my porridge in little sachets, which are more expensive but means I can't cheat at all, and I take them with me if I go away for weekends.

    Looking back, I wish I'd taken my measurements the week I started - I didnt get round to it until I was 3 weeks in. Its so motivating to be able to see inch loss as well, especially if you hit a patch when the scales aren't moving.

    Good luck!

  • Thank you...I must take my measurements...must admit though am a bit nervous as to what they are 😳

  • Olly66 Be Brave!!! Go get the tape measure now and take those measurements, as all of us here can report that on the weeks that you maintain or do not lose as much as you would like to, the measurements come in very handy to keep the spirits up!

  • Ok... have done the deed!!! Worse than I thought!! On a positive note it's made me more determined!!

  • Well done! Now hide them somewhere until you need them - that's your secret weapon for a week when you need a kick of motivation! Your future self says thank you.

  • Just a suggestion as I also have problems with portion control and this is working for me. My dietician suggested that I eat three meals per day and split your plate into quarters. One section starch, one section protein, 2 sections fruit/veg. Then eat fruit/veg between meals is particularly hungry. Just a suggestion, might help.

  • Thanks for the advice..I'm always open to any suggestions that anyone has... so please keep them coming..

  • You are so right about the portion control and weiging stuff. It is so easy to overestimate and every 10-20 g extra makes a difference over the days and weeks. I sometimes test myself by pouring out muesli and then weighing it to see how good I am at estimating the right amount - little things please little minds! 👍

  • I have done the same myself...and like you say a gram added on here and there can certainly have an effect on the outcome x

  • This week is a maintain for me. I'm quite happy with that because I lost 2lbs last week which was very good for me, so pleased to be keeping it off.

    I have looked at my food diary from before Christmas when I was steadily losing 1-2lbs a week, and compared it to now which is more like 0.5lb a week, and the differences I see are:

    1) Fewer calories at lunchtime (300 rather than 500), so that I have more available in the evening

    2) Bread only once a week. This week just gone, I had toast on 5 days out of 7! Considering I have restraint issues around butter, this is not a good menu for me!

    I'm so pleased now that I have kept a food diary, even though it seems a hassle sometimes. Its good to look back on and see if there's any lessons. So, those are the 2 changes I shall be making this week, we shall see how it rolls.

    Good luck to you all.

  • Interesting to hear how your food diary is really helping. I've never properly kept one, only for a fortnight a couple of times (!) years ago and never really used them other than to force myself to own up to what I was actually eating. Which was useful, but not hugely so. But the way you are using it now is genuinely informative. And you have averaged 1 lb loss a week, so that is great!

  • Thanks! and yes, averaged 1lb a week. I also realised that it took me 4 weeks to lose the first stone, then 8 weeks to lose the next half stone. I'm 7 weeks into the current half stone (with 2lbs to go) so maybe its not really off track, just how it is.

  • JiminyCricket I don't keep a food diary, for the very reason you say...time consuming and a hassle . But your post has made me realise I probably should start doing one, because you can now look back and refer to it, which must be really useful. I'm sure I can discipline myself to do this each time I eat. Thank you for the prompt.

    Good luck for the coming week too.

  • Give it a try! Its useful now i'm feeling stuck, the hassle has been worthwhile

  • Well done JiminyCricket keeping that food diary is a great asset as you can now use it to help you tweak the finer details which add up to differences. I wish I had now, reading your post - maybe it's not too late to start.

    I try to stay away from bread as like you I am a great butter lover, especially on freshly baked bread. I hope that the changes you are going to make are very successful ones. Have a great week :)

  • Definitely not too late! and worth doing, though it takes a few weeks to stop being a hassle.

  • it's good to be able to pinpoint where you are going slightly off track! I've eaten a lot more bread than usual this week and I think I might have to rid myself off it again! well done

  • Im with you there!

  • Good on you for a maintain week JiminyCricket ! I am very impressed by you keeping the diary in the first place and also then to make it such a useful tool in finding changes that you can incorporate to make your journey even more successful.

    Have a great week

  • Thanks. The food diary is second nature now, but it took a while. I guessestimate a bit, rather than being exact with calories.

  • Brill you can see the differences with the food diary. I must admit I think bread is a bad one for me I always seem to loose little or nothing when I have more than I should have in a week. Good luck for next week.😊👍

  • Sadly I think that bread might be a problem for me too. Or what I put on it anyway...

  • Hi I'm Donna i'm 30 years old I have APS and Crohn's which led to me and my colon removed. It's been a really hard three years I have gained a lot of weight I was 14 stone is a Christmas I am now 12st 8.

  • Hello Donna, and welcome to the Tuesday Trimmers! You have done well to lose almost 1.5 stone since Christmas! Best of luck for the coming week.

  • That is a really good result since Christmas, Donna - well done you. Hope you have another good week 👍

  • Thanks a lot guys this week I'm going to try superhard I think I'm going to be a rabbit all week.

  • I've been a rabbit the last couple of lunchtimes, preparing myself a plate of carrot, celery, red pepper and cucumber sticks, eaten with a selection of dips from M&S (beetroot, carrot, pea) and a little pot of hummus for protein. Really good!

  • Hi and welcome back, Rosedonna :)

    I know that technically you're not a newbie, but a lot has changed in 9 months, so I'm going to give you all the info anyway :)

    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 :)

  • Hi!

    This is my first time weighing in. How do I get one of those newbie badges? I'm starting here at 17 and a half stone exactly. As my username suggests, I need to lose 8 stone according to my dietician so here's to the start of a long journey. I'm not following the exact 12 week plan but a portion tracking plan suggested by my dietician (which I am going to stick to for 12 weeks)!

  • Good luck to you, and this site will be so motivating and helpful to you. Welcome !!

  • Welcome t the Tuesday weigh-in, 8stonetogo :)

    Your newbie badge looks good on you and I'm sure it won't be long before your swapping it for a 7 pounds weight loss badge :)

  • Welcome!! All of our journeys start with the first step - well done you for taking it! Best of luck for your first week

  • Hi, not weighed in for 2 weeks as been away in France so was pleased to lose the half pound I had put on , so that's 9lb loss over all.

  • Wow! Losing 0.5lbs while on holiday in France, Xzbv, is amazing! Well done you! :)

    Can I just clarify that you've gone from 11st 12.5lbs to 11st 12lbs in two weeks, giving you an average weight loss of 0,25lbs? :)

  • Well done - especially as you've been in the land of wine!

  • Hi all

    I have been working my way up to joining and now feel I must. I have gone from 10stone 12lbs to 12stone in last 2 years. Most weight gained since October last year. I was putting it down to meds, but, now determinedmined to focus on weight loss which I am sure will help me.

    Aged 54 height only 5.4 feet. Weight today 12 stone exactly 😩.

  • I hope you find this forum as helpful and inspirational as I have done carol789 - good luck with your weight loss journey.

  • Hi and welcome, Carol :)

    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 Tuesday Trimmers! You sound determined and I'm sure you'll be successful.

  • Hi JiminyCricket

    Thank you, I am determined, it's taken a while for me to be motivated. I was always able to stay around 9stone 10lbs, even after my 4th baby, but now putting weight on very easily. So I would like to get down to 10.07. You all sound so motivated and I feel it is encouraging me already.

    I admit I'm hungry now typing this but going to have glass of water and hopefully that will take the edge off as I have had supper, nice omelette and lots of salad. Yum. 😀


  • Ive done my morning weigh in and post....but just had to say how much I love this site, all the support, the highs and the lows, the smiles and the tears. I don't know any of you really, but to me you are my friends.My so so supportive friends. Thank you for being there for me. Just had to say that.

  • Know what you mean x

  • Awww, that's so sweet, Bertiboy and what this community is all about :)

  • Awww, me too. I feel like I know everyone! My husband and a couple of others know I'm on a diet, but thats it. Without this forum it would be a lonely and probably unsuccessful journey.

  • Same as that !!! I havnt really told anyone...but I think that's coz I'm too scared of failing !! JiminyCricket

  • Yes me too! And its a bit embarrassing too - if people say, oh you look slimmer, I dont want to say yes I've lost almost 2 stone coz they'll look shocked (gosh, how much did you weigh to start with then???!). Probably all in my imagination, but feels real!! So, sticking to you guys xx

  • Good morning Tuesday Trimmers! My stats this week are:

    Weight today: 12 st 1 lb

    Loss this week: 1 lb

    Goal for next week: 1 lb

    So, I'm a happy Dietbunny today, and keeping my fingers crossed still to achieve my March challenge of dipping into the 11s by the end of the month!

    Have a great week everyone ✌️

  • We'll done you!! 🐰

  • Hey Dietbunny, well done! Starting April in the 11s is looking totally doable! 😀

  • Dietbunny I think your March challenge is definitely on the cards for you. Heres to crossed fingers and perhaps a few toes as well and the 11st goal is yours! :D

  • Thanks Mammou - I really want that 1 stone badge and that's great motivation!

  • I've got some great news for you, Dietbunny! Your weight last week, was 12st 4lbs, so you've lost 3lbs this week!! Woohoo! WTG you! :)

  • Sweet of you to say so!

  • Yay! Well done! another 1lb gone forever. Best of luck this coming week

  • Morning everyone!

    Today : 57.2kg

    Loss: 0.1kg

    Overall goal: 55kg

    Small loss but I am greatful for anything 😊

  • Hey TMM4, A loss is a loss! Well done 😀

  • Well done! anything is a bonus grab it with both hands.👐🏻

  • Its all steps in the right direction - who cares that sometimes the steps are smaller than others! Its all good. Well done

  • Well....16:8 last week 16:8 this week 😖 Initially I was gutted as I KNOW I have worked hard but then I had a word with myself. 1) I am a slave to my hormones so know this week is a tricky one. 2) I have upped my exercise so that affects the scales but most importantly 3) the whole reason for taking this healthier path is just that...to feel healthier and I am winning where that is concerned.

    No loss on the scales does not mean that there is a loss in my determination! I will lose inches as I keep on going....but without sounding too personal....I may need to up my fibre 🙄 So any recommendations for how to do this without a calorie hike would be appreciated.

    Good luck everyone and thank you to all of you for the amazing support shown to every member on here xx

  • Well done you on your continued efforts and staying so positive! Whatever the scales say, you are winning 😊

    On the fibre front, can you swap some of your breakfast calories for prunes or apricots? Perhaps if you haven't done so already you could also swap 'white' foods for their wholemeal versions?

  • I love apricots, I will try those on some bran!!! Thank you x

  • And if you don't like prunes as prunes, they are great pureed and mixed in with Greek yoghurt...

  • As we always say on this forum "maintain is better than gain" Josie101170 . I am sure that with your determination you will have a positive outcome next week. I found on the "fibre" side that a little bit more water helped as well as the advice you got from TMM4 with prunes and apricots.

    How are the cross training muscles doing, hope that it is going great and that next week will bring you a little present of a little loss on the scales. :D

  • Back on the cross trainer just now and I have sussed the programming. It is hard but strangely meditative with some great music to keep me going...plus the purple faced after effect is kept indoors where even the dog didn't recognise me!!! Thank you for asking and onwards and downwards! X

  • You have put a smile on my face Josie101170 , but I am sure the purple colour suits you and if you wear red with it, it will make a striking combination Keeeeeeep training! :D

  • Apparently Fennel tea is supposed to help in that department, Josie and have heard, though not tried, that Twinings have the most palatable version. Hope it helps :)

  • Fennel tea is delicious hot or cold.😊👍

  • Well done it's hard to admit a maintain or an addition but I think overall we feel better for it. 👍

    I too love apricots and bought some from Aldi in a sealed packet so the shelf life is longer if kept in a fridge they are lovely added to porridge in the morning.

    I have just started doing roasted veg whatever I have I throw in at 200 degrees for about 25mins just adding a small amount of extra virgin olive oil. So nice even on its own.😊

    Good luck for next week.

  • I love roasted veg and I never even considered the fibre in that...this is why your advice is appreciated! And apricots in porridge is a great idea too! 💃🏻

  • There was a post on here yesterday about celeriac so I googled its benefits which are amazing, went out and got one to add to the roasted veg today

    . I agree so many people on here with good advice I have never eaten so may different foods before. I feel as if I have wasted so many years on boring old meat and 2 veg lol.😊

  • I havent even thought about celeriac - good call

  • Hi Josie101170

    I'm loving your attitude 😊 And well done for your loss so far.

    I struggle with 'digestive transit' to put it nicely and now add ground linseeds to my breakfast and find it really helps 😊

    Good luck with the rest of your journey


  • Hi All I feel that new swimming cosie slipping away I have put on another 1lb I now weigh 11st 1lb that is because my chest infection is better but I have not managed to get motivated with diet or exercise I have to try harder I admire all of you that have will power good luck all hope to join you next week with a good result.👍🏼🤷‍♀️

  • Hi holiday100, I hope you feel more motivated this week! 😀

  • Thanks Chillifest I need lots of motivation been eating junk for the last 2weeks must get back to planning meals excetra cheers for your support 😀

  • I'm sure now you have shaken off your chest infection, you'll find it easier to get back on track. Hopefully the beautiful sunshine today will tempt you out. Best of luck this coming week.

  • Hello first weigh in only started yesterday. I weigh 13stone 2. I want to be 9stone 7lb ideally. However I would be happy with 10stone. I want to loose dresses sizes too as this is the biggest I've ever been. Xx

  • Hey beckyk1987, well done on getting started! Good luck for your first week. 😀

  • welcome and good luck, this is a great community to be a part of!

  • Welcome I hope you find us a helpful supportive bunch. 😊👍

  • Hello! Welcome to the Tuesday Trimmers. Dont forget to take your measurements too - its great to see the inches coming off, especially if you hit a time when the scales dont move much. You might also find it useful to set mini goals too, and celebrate all of them, as it can be daunting to just look at the total. Maybe seeing 12-something on the scales? Best of luck for your first week.

  • bahh, I have put on 0.25lb again to get to 11st4 - edging further away from my goal of 11st0. On the one hand, I'm frustrated. On the other hand, I'm happy it wasn't more after TOTM which always makes me more hungry and bloated, and an indulgent weekend where I had quite a lot to drink!! So I don't have any excuses really...

    Luckily, I have lost an inch around my waist in about 3 weeks, some clothes are feeling loose that weren't previously and I've done some very good running this week too. It ain't all bad!

    Would love to lose 1lb this week, and not be as mindless with my eating.

    Well done everyone for this week! :)

  • Hi LinaLamont, I hope this is a better week for you! 😀

  • LinaLamont , sometimes we do get frustrated, but seeing that you have sussed out what the problems were this week, next week will be better and your goal of 1lb will be reached I am sure. Have a great week :)

  • thank you :) :)

  • Hi LL it's so annoying isn't it when we have tried but the scales say no loss or a little amount on😡

    Well done though 1" off the waist is brill and maybe it's muscle build up with all the running. 👍

    Hope you see a loss next week.

  • Oh but thats a very tiny gain! I'm sure you'll run it off in no time. Losing inches is a wonderful thing, so good to have clothes feeling loose, well done. Best of luck next week.

  • Hi all,

    First weigh in for me too. 😀

    Starting weight / today: 75.6kg

    Target for this week: 0.5kg

    March target: 1kg

    Final target: 10kg

    Target finishing weight: 65kg

    I'm following the 12 week plan. Xx

  • welcome and good luck!

  • Hi Chillifest welcome and good luck on your weightloss journey. I think you have already done the difficult part of this....... STARTING!!!!! Have a great week!

  • Thanks Mammou - right back atcha! 😀

  • Welcome I hope you find us a helpful and supportive bunch.😊👍

  • Welcome to the Tuesday Trimmers! Well done for starting your journey. Thank you also for being so supportive of the weigh-in today - it really helps on an individual level to be actively involved on the forum, and on a group level we all help to keep each other going! Best of luck for your first week.

  • Good luck for your journey and welcome to us Tuesday Trimmers. :D

  • Welcome and good luck for week one!! Nice time of year to be starting now that the weather is improving a bit, blue skies help make it easier to get out and about :)

  • Hi all :)

    Missed the weigh-in yesterday so joining on today's

    Weight last Monday: 144.6lb

    Weight today: 143.2lb

    I had an appointment with my GP who told me my weight was 154lb in October when I saw her last, so I'm pretty happy with an almost 11lb loss so far (I'm pretty small anyway so always find it more difficult to lose, 1/2 lb per week is usually standard for me)

  • Well done princessizzybee . Are you staying with us Tuesday Trimmers now then? If so, Welcome to our group. If not, was nice to see you and hear the FAB news. :D

  • Seems like a lovely bunch and Mondays are usually pretty hectic for me so it's very possible :D

  • YAY!!! Stay with us. We are a GREAT bunch. Lol. :D

  • Hi and welcome to the Tuesday weigh-in, princessizzybee, if you'd just stick with Tuesday now, that would be great and would make things easier for Rose doing the stats :)

    Well done for losing 1.4lbs, that's a great loss, especially considering you normally lose 0.5lbs per week! :)

    I can't believe you've lost an impressive 11lbs and aren't sporting a badge, so I've awarded you your 7lb badge, but it won't be long before we're changing it for a 1 stone one :)

  • Thank you!

    This is very exciting, having the badge is very motivational!!

  • It looks FAB on you. :D

  • Hello, and welcome to Tuesdays! Well done on losing more than a pound this week, and 11 overall - thats great progress . Good luck for the coming week.

  • Thanks all :)

  • Hi Peeps.

    start weight 11st3

    2 weeks ago 10st3

    today 10st1

    So an average loss of 1lb per week for the last fortnight. Goodness knows how I managed that because I ate like a pig on holiday. Did do lot's of walking though and took the stairs from time to time. Had a fantastic time on holiday and looking rather slim and trim in my pics, so I'm well chuffed. Onwards and downwards. :D

  • Haha! I bet you had a lovely time, and whatever you ate it sounds like you walked it off! Good for you.

  • Woohoo, Melly, that's a brilliant achievement on holiday, you obviously didn't eat as much as you thought you had :)

    Maybe you could share one of those slim and trim pics with us? ;)

    Have a great week :)

  • Thank you. I will if I can figure out how to do it. :D

  • LOL!!! :D

  • Done it from my phone so it's here somewhere, but it's sideways. Lol. Think you might have to go onto my profile. :D

  • Fantastic! :)

  • Brill a bag of sugar off for good!😊👍

  • Big Congratulations to everyone.

    My weight this Tuesday morning was 99.0kg which is 1KG down from last week. My goal was 0.5kg so i'm ahead of schedule. My goal for next week is 0.5kg.


  • Wow, well done you. Keep up the good work. :D

  • Well done! Always good to be ahead of the game! Good luck for the coming week.

  • Great work! Have a good week

  • Well done doubled your target a good start.😊👍

  • 9st7.5 today, down half a pound. Happy enough with that, my weight loss has slowed down now that I am so close to goal but it's a step in the right direction! Aiming to get down to 9st7 next Tuesday. Travelling all day with work today so up since 5am but had a salad box for breakfast, a chicken wrap for lunch and only fruit/coffee as snacks so quite pleased with that. Have a hen party Sat night with a three course meal and bubbly etc but will watch how much I drink and will get a cardio workout in on Sat morning to help burn it off! Hope everyone else has a great week, encouraging to see the progress on here! O&D, Sheils

  • Well done and fantastic as you are so close to your goal.

    Hope you have a fab week and a good time on sat night. 🐔🐔🐔

  • Excellent to lose this . Good luck with your plans for the weekend and another weight loss next week. 😊

  • Hi. Slight hiccup here. Put on quarter of a pound. I am back to 11st. 12lbs. Aim for next week is to lose 1 to 2 lbs.

    Hope loads of you have a really good week. 😊

  • That was just a very slight hiccup, Rose and hardly worth mentioning! I know it will be gone by next week :)

  • Maintained again, 13 stone 4 lbs! Good luck to everyone in the next coming week! 😀

  • Well done for maintaining :-)

  • Don't panic I put on 2lbs this week but we can turn things around👍 just keep the faith and re adjust where we can think we could be making poor choices etc hopefully we both will see a loss next week.

  • I put on half a pound this week I now weigh 18 St 10.5 lb again I'm really angry with myself for not sticking to plan, I really hope I can keep the motivation I have right now all week :-(

  • Channel that anger to get you back on track, Carly. Don't waste time regretting, just get determined! You can do this! :)

  • I started at NHS weight loss today I am

    11st 12lbs

  • Welcome to the Tuesday weigh-in, elaineanne :)

    You've done well to maintain your weight for 2 months! Well done you! :)

    Here's to a good week :)

  • I hope I'm not too late to weigh in just been one of those days. I'm astounded that after going away and not weighing in for a week I've still lost. 2 weeks ago i was 67.9kg and today I'm 67.3kg. So I've gone somewhere I didn't realise I could do, I'm lighter now than when I was 15 yrs old and swam every day. So I now need to set a new goal so I'm going to aim for a healthy bmi no matter how long it takes. I didn't think I could get this far so I might as well aim high. I always believed my body shape couldn't hit a healthy bmi but I'm going to keep trying.

  • Woohoo jonuts! WTG you! It just goes to show that anything is possible! :)

    Keep up the great work and healthy BMI could be yours! :)

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