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My First Full Day!

So I joined here yesterday, and today am reading the 12 week plan. Feeling ok, having made a mindful choice with my breakfast - it could have been better mind, but small steps. It's so easy to have eaten something that was a bad food choice, without even realising what you have done. My husband also wants to shed a few pounds which helps, as I just can't have junk food in the house. True mindfulness. I think this is going to be my first challenge. Don't just record the good food days!!! I have three stone to lose, so there's gonna be bad days without a doubt, but if I can pull it back when it happens, then my long term health will benefit. I'm sick of having a wardrobe full of clothes I can't fit in to!!! How do we even let it happen!!!!?! 😣

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If we could answer that question, Curls, this forum would be empty! :)

Hop over to the Daily Diary, for inspiration for healthy meals :)

Good luck to you and your hubby, it's definitely easier when both are following the same set of rules :)

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Lol!!! 😊 thanks; yes it is easier when you both do it. Unfortunately he doesn't like vegetables which makes meals a challenge..... bless him!!

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You'll have to get crafty and sneak veggies into meals, without him noticing :)

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One wee tip from me is log every mouthful and then you can look back over the week / month and see what you ate and how that week went :)

wishing you all the best on your weight loss journey :)

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Yes, that is sound advice. And something I struggle with. Writing down what you have had when it is BAD makes it real - do you know what I mean.... you can't kid yourself when it's there in black and white. I MUST do it and learn from it. I worry about the adverse health effects from being overweight, and then it all slips from my mind whilst I'm devouring crisps and chocolate.... until I feel bad afterwards... yay to vicious circles!! Lol!! 🙄😊 it can be broken though and WILL be....

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One of the things about calorie counting is that you can eat crisps or chocolate as long as you count them. You will soon find you prefer to eat the equivalent amount of calories in something healthier such as fruit or less rich snacks. The NHS plan suggests 1400 calories but this may be too few, if you have a lot to lose. You should stick within the range given by the NHS BMI calculator. I started off really enthusiastic eating 1000 calories but that is not sustainable long-term, so now Week 4 I am aiming for the lower end of the range given by the calculator, which for me is 1357-1700. Good eating habits do take time, and this forum does help with motivation. All the best,

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Well done for keeping your clothes -I just kept buying bigger ones............ .Starting to throw them away now .Try one thing on every week - you will soon see the difference .Good luck !

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