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Feel Good Friday weigh in for June 19 2020

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador

Welcome to the Friday weigh in, time is flying by and another week as gone by.

This week in England we have seen some more shops opening. I have seen long queues while people are waiting to go in. Often hrs before they are due to open. I myself have not gone near to them. I have managed to stay away for 3 months so a few more weeks doesn’t matter to me. I wonder what your feelings are on this. Please let me know.

Now enough about me. This is were we tell us your weight. I hope the scales are good to you if not measure yourself you may have lost ins. If this is not the case look at how you were when you first started and you will see how far you have come. This thing is not to give up. It’s to start a new week and carry on.

This is a voluntary forum and we ask that you answer at least three other posts including the one directly ahead of you. We all like encouragement sometimes to help us on our way. Tell us also how your week has been.

To help the admin who enjoy giving badges to us write your stats as follows

Start weight

Last weeks weight

This weeks weight

Loss/Gain/STS.

Total loss.

If you are new to the forum don’t be shy we are all nervous to start with. Tell us your weight and a little about yourself. It would be nice to see your end goal, to start with short goals will help you along the way.

If I can get to my scales out after missing last weeks weigh in I will be back to weighing in. So now I wish you all the best.

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IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator

Thank you for hosting Caroline and for the lovely quote 😊

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator

My thoughts on the shops opening are very mixed Caroline. I know the economy needs to get back on its feet, but the amount of people that are just going ‘back to the new normal’ is quite frightening. I have no desire to be amongst them. I’m worried we will have another peak and more lockdowns to cope with. I’m with you, a few more weeks makes no difference to me. 😊

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress

Good morning Caroline62 & thanks for hosting.

The town centre where I work is completely full every day since the shops reopened on Monday . People are sitting around , eating & it’s full of families having a day out.

The queues outside Primark & Sports Direct are crazy .

I’m positive we will get a 2nd wave & lockdown as people seem to think it’s back to normal (accept people aren’t going to work & like it is when the kids are on Summer holidays).

Re Start weight 77.3 kg

Last weeks weight N/A

This weeks weight 77.3 kg

Loss/Gain/STS.

Total loss. 0.00

Good luck everyone

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to henderslh

Well done on staying the same henderslh 🙂

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to H61g

I hope to get my head in gear & start losing from next week - fingers crossed this will be the last restart from me xx

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to henderslh

Good luck this week!. Have a nice return to work.

I agree that we Will have new cases considering that people do not follow the rules. It is normal to try to have fun and enjoy but just take care of yourself and others !!

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to xx2000

Thanks xx2000 . All I can do is keep doing the correct social distancing, wash my hands & wear my mask on the train.

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to henderslh

STS is good henderslh you take care. 😊

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to Caroline62

Thanks Caroline62 xx

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to henderslh

Good luck for next week henderslh. Would it help if you wrote down a plan?

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to lucigret

I have plan in my head & know that writing it down or in the daily diary may help me stick tI it 😕

GrampaSimon
GrampaSimon6kg
in reply to henderslh

Good maintenance henderslh and good luck for next week!

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to GrampaSimon

Thank you xx

STS is a positive too, well done 👍🏻

Hopefully there won’t be a second wave but I think you might be right 😔

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to wobbles_when_runs

Thank you xx

Claudeminh
Claudeminh1kg
in reply to henderslh

Yep ur not going up so that means your breaking even

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to Claudeminh

Thank you xx

Kazzy18
Kazzy182020 May

Good Morning! The queue for some shops here have been shocking! I for one, am keeping well away, online shopping is the way to go for a little while longer I think!

Start weight -15st 8

Last weeks weight -15 st 10

This weeks weight -15st 9

-/+ -1

Total loss - +1

A loss of 1lb this week which I will take! Still in deficit from my starting weight, typical that I would put on more weight when starting a diet than lose 😂.

Have a good day everyone and good luck all. I’m off to school to teach my lovely bubble!

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Kazzy18

Well done on your loss, it is going in the right direction now.

Enjoy your day in your bubble :)

Kazzy18
Kazzy182020 May
in reply to lucigret

It is! And I did thank you!

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to Kazzy18

Well done on losing a 1lb . Good luck for next week & enjoy teaching your bubble xx

Kazzy18
Kazzy182020 May
in reply to henderslh

Thank you

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to Kazzy18

That’s great. I saw a picture this week of what 1lb of fat looks like.....might be worth looking at, so I think you’re doing just great😊

Kazzy18
Kazzy182020 May
in reply to H61g

I’ll have a look for that thanks. Sometimes I think it’s easy to think “it’s only a pound”!

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to Kazzy18

😅😅 but dont worry you are now in the right direction!! Enjoy your day !!

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to Kazzy18

1 lb loss Kazzy19 well done take care for next week. 😊

GrampaSimon
GrampaSimon6kg
in reply to Kazzy18

Pocket that loss and enjoy your day!

Kazzy18
Kazzy182020 May
in reply to GrampaSimon

Thank you!

Morning, Caroline62 and I agree with others, that it's woefully too soon to return to normality. We're told to 'shop with confidence' and for people who are shielding, that it's now ok to emerge, but I honestly don't see what's changed significantly. I honestly believe that the PM's defence of a certain individual has contributed to a lot of people thinking, if it's ok for him, then it's ok for me. That there will be a second wave of cases and fatalities, just nicely in time for the autumn and winter weather, is inevitable.

Right - I'm putting my soapbox away for now as I can feel myself getting angrier & angrier. If only I could burn some calories from my anger - I would have lost a few stone the past 3 months!

Anyway, enough of that...

I had put on half a kilo the previous week so last Friday decided my new strategy would be to extend my overnight fast from 7pm - midday. I did this successfully for 5 days but then on Wednesday I was insatiably hungry and badly overate - healthy food, but still too much of it. I'll only do the longer fast occasionally, rather than daily. I think it's more important for me to follow my appetite rather than the clock.

Start weight: (59 weeks ago): 70.2

Last week: 59.7

Today: 59.8

Sts

I'm a bit disappointed with that, especially as I'd weighed 59.3 last Saturday (it's always the way, isn't it?!), but I know I've lost inches so am feeling a sense of achievement from that instead.

Have a good weekend everyone 🌞

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to monday1957

You wouldn't have known how the longer fast would go without trying it and you learnt from it. Following your appetite sounds sensible, eat when hungry, stop when full :)

Loosing inches is a great NSV :)

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to monday1957

Losing inches is a great NSV xx

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to monday1957

You’ve done so well......have your t shirts arrived?

monday1957
monday1957Host
in reply to H61g

Gosh, you've got a good memory H61g!! Yes, all good with the size 12s - v pleased to have dropped a dress size in the year ☺️

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to monday1957

Getting into smalll size cloths is a great achievement. 😊

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to monday1957

It made me smile when I read the post...and I tend to remember things that make me smile 😊 glad they fitted....

RosB23
RosB233lbs
in reply to monday1957

Completing the fast itself is an achievement in my eyes!! I’m sure you will take what you’ve learnt this week and have another great week coming up.

I’d also like to add, your nutty yoghurt recipe from a previous daily dairy is fabulous! I’ve had it a few times this week and loved it so thank you.

Have a lovely weekend 😊

monday1957
monday1957Host
in reply to RosB23

Hi RosB23 and that nutty Greek yogurt is lovely, isn't it? Sometimes I think I eat too much of it and maybe that's where I need to rein myself in a bit this week. Glad you like it ☺️

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to monday1957

You are almost maintining so you are doing great!! Following your hungrr seems very sensible at this stage of you journey.

Just enjoy the week!!

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to monday1957

Oh no sorry about the scales not being good to you. That is a very tiny gain and I would call it a STS. I am the same I could go on more about the shops but as you say I also would be the same as you. People did stop listening after they stopped following there own rules.

You take care and have a good day. 😊

GrampaSimon
GrampaSimon6kg
in reply to monday1957

Hi monday1957 I can understand in fact empathise with the slight disappointment after making a good effort. But really you are in a better place than you recognise. And if that’s true for you I guess it must also be true for me! 😃 It’s so much easier to be objective and positive about other people than about ourselves. Which is why Caroline62 ‘s quite this week is so good! 🙏

GrampaSimon
GrampaSimon6kg
in reply to GrampaSimon

*quote

Claudeminh
Claudeminh1kg
in reply to monday1957

I reckon too much fasting can do that especially if ur blood sugar levels drop. That used to happen to me al the time.

monday1957
monday1957Host
in reply to Claudeminh

It’s weird as I ate breakfast at 10.30 am (instead of my fasting time of midday) but I’ve managed to hang on until 2.40pm for lunch without too much of a problem. Maybe cos I feel a bit more chilled out & just going with the flow man!

Morning All,

Happy Friday!

Start weight - 82.0kg (may 2020)

Last weeks weight - 78.4kg

This weeks weight - 78.1kg

Loss - 0.3kg

Total loss. 3.9kg

A mixed week for me. Had a couple of things I've not allowed for a while (2 X puddings) but then some very easy target days, so pleased to see a loss. I'm much happier with my appearance and think I'm going to aim for 76kg by the end of July as we have a family celebration then.

I broke the BMI barrier last week, now <25 and it's given me pause to reflect. A month ago I didn't have an endpoint in sight, I just wanted to shift some weight! As I've almost hit a number I was steady at for years I've realised I should keep going and aim for more. The healthy band is huge for a tall person. I could lose nearly 3st from my current weight and still be in the "healthy" bracket.

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Sayitagainsam

Well done on your loss this week and for breaking the BMI barrier. How lovely to be almost where you want to be :)

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to Sayitagainsam

Well done for getting in the healthy weight range xx

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to Sayitagainsam

Well done for getting into the healthy BMI range! That’s a big target for me and moving to obese a huge incentive to lose weight! Happier now I’m in the overweight range but will be happier still in the healthy range. Well done. Also good to see weights reported in kg I’ll be doing so next week. Have a good week! .

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to Sayitagainsam

Well done on breaking through the barrier.....that’s a massive step. 😊

RosB23
RosB233lbs
in reply to Sayitagainsam

What a feeling to be in the healthy BMI range! Well done.

A family celebration is always a good motivator I find.

Good luck with this week x

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to Sayitagainsam

Great job that you have done!!

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to Sayitagainsam

Well done you have done well a loss is a loss you take care. 😊

Congratulations on the loss 👏 and double congratulations on reaching your BMI target 👏👏 that’s a great achievement

That’s good so far so good

Hi this is the end of my first week and my first weigh in (I hope I’m posting in the right place). Thank you

Start weight 13st 3.4lbs

Last week 13st 3.4lbs

This week 12st 9.2 lbs

Loss 8.1 lbs

Total loss 8.1 lbs

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to help2020

Wow that’s an amazing amount xx

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to henderslh

Thank you I know I’m amazed! In the past it’s taken me about five weeks to lose this amount on all other diets I’ve been on.

Camilla123
Camilla1237lbs
in reply to help2020

What do you think has been the reason for your great loss this week ?

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to Camilla123

Hi Camilla123 I’ve posted here about that hope you find it helpful healthunlocked.com/lchf-die...

Camilla123
Camilla1237lbs
in reply to help2020

Thanks help2020 I’ll have a look.

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to Camilla123

Hi again, sorry the link doesn’t seem to be working. Posted here instead:-

Thank you. I honestly don’t know! I’m amazed. I think my body has reacted to the lack of carbs (other than fresh veg). I thought I had been eating far too much cheese and mayonnaise (yum!) normally with egg. I track my food intake every day on a fitness app as I like to know the macronutrients. From this site I learned to have around 20g of carbs or less a day and 180grammes of fat. Some days were over but I mostly have an average of 30g of (gross) carbs each day. I think on this regime it’s the first time I’ve really trusted it. For example I was tempted to not eat all of the cheese or double cream but I put my faith in the daily allowance and I enjoyed it! Absolutely no wine choc fruit bread pasta rice. The first few days I drank gin and soda with cucumber and mint or whisky and soda rather than wine, which I use to love! I seem to like (my body told me so!) a fresh mint tea after supper. I have been snacking on cheese and cucumber slices. And I am loving garlic mushrooms cooked in garlic butter and cream. Who’d have thought it?!!

Camilla123
Camilla1237lbs
in reply to help2020

Wow sounds great. You have truly done really well hope it continues to go well for you. I love wine to so may turn to gin 😀

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to Camilla123

Me too, thank you and you! Embrace the spirits! 😀

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to help2020

Whoop whoop, that’s a huge loss.....bloomin well done 😊

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to H61g

Thank you! I’m in shock! 😆

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to help2020

How have you done it?

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to H61g

Hi H61g thank you. I’ve posted on my first week here - LCHF hope you find it helpful x healthunlocked.com/lchf-die...

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to H61g

Apologies the link doesn’t seem to be working. Copied here instead x

Thank you. I honestly don’t know! I’m amazed. I think my body has reacted to the lack of carbs (other than fresh veg). I thought I had been eating far too much cheese and mayonnaise (yum!) normally with egg. I track my food intake every day on a fitness app as I like to know the macronutrients. From this site I learned to have around 20g of carbs or less a day and 180grammes of fat. Some days were over but I mostly have an average of 30g of (gross) carbs each day. I think on this regime it’s the first time I’ve really trusted it. For example I was tempted to not eat all of the cheese or double cream but I put my faith in the daily allowance and I enjoyed it! Absolutely no wine choc fruit bread pasta rice. The first few days I drank gin and soda with cucumber and mint or whisky and soda rather than wine, which I use to love! I seem to like (my body told me so!) a fresh mint tea after supper. I have been snacking on cheese and cucumber slices. And I am loving garlic mushrooms cooked in garlic butter and cream. Who’d have thought it?!!

RosB23
RosB233lbs
in reply to help2020

Wow what an amazing loss! You must be thrilled with that x

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to RosB23

So thrilled and amazed!! Thank you

monday1957
monday1957Host
in reply to help2020

Woohoo! 🎉

Well done help2020!

Do share your strategies!

Camilla123
Camilla1237lbs
in reply to help2020

That’s a fantastic start well done you

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to help2020

Welcome to the Fridays team and congratulations!! Thats an excellent result!!

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to xx2000

Thank you!! I’m very pleasantly surprised ☺️

Sayitagainsam
Sayitagainsam5kg
in reply to help2020

Blimey. Last time I lost over 8lbs it was because I gave birth!! Seriously though, well done. Great start. 😃

monday1957
monday1957Host
in reply to Sayitagainsam

Hehe! Me, too 🤣

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to Sayitagainsam

😂🙏

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to help2020

That’s a fabulous loss for your fist week here help2020. You take care. Here’s to next week.😊

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to Caroline62

Thank you ☺️ and you. Yes!!💪🏻

Subtle_badger
Subtle_badger20kg
in reply to help2020

Well done. Very happy you have joined us on Friday. Your progress is amazing, and you have done it right.

We learned a little of help2020 technique over on LCHF

healthunlocked.com/lchf-die...

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to Subtle_badger

thank you so much, I really appreciate your comment and for all of your help. I think the first few days, even hours when I was posting questions and having them answered objectively and in detail was incredibly helpful especially as I had gotten a bit confused 😊 I’ll definitely continue to read and learn and ask questions. I’ve also found a new recipe that I’m looking forward to trying. 😋

Welcome help2020, we are all in this together. Off to a flying start :)

Hello! Thank you! Indeed.. need to keep it up now 😊

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to help2020

Hello and welcome to the weigh in, that is an impressive loss for your first week :)

I have just taken a look at the link that SB put to your post on the LCHF forum.

I'm liking the sound of the seaweed crisps :)

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to lucigret

Hello and thank you too for the warm welcome. (This message might come up twice no idea where the first one went!) I read once that the crunching noise of eating an apple is calming. Well I’m not eating apples (any excuse) so the crisping and crunching of the thins also has its benefits! Plus I love the saltiness and they’re full of iodine.

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to help2020

Only one message has appeared, I expect the other one is lost in the ether somewhere :)

I really fancy a crunchy apple now, haven't had one for such a long long time :)

GrampaSimon
GrampaSimon6kg
in reply to help2020

Congratulations on such a fantastic loss 👏👏👏 you will find plenty of good advice on here about sustainable ways forward, good luck with next week!

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to GrampaSimon

Thank you so much. That’s great as continuing the loss in order to reach target is the real challenge. One day and week at a time! 💪🏻

Wow, what’s a great result! Well done

Thank you wobbles! ☺️

Claudeminh
Claudeminh1kg
in reply to help2020

Wow god that’s a lot and hope u feel proud

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to Claudeminh

Ah thank you Claudeminh! I didn’t but maybe I should! ☺️

Kazzy18
Kazzy182020 May
in reply to help2020

That’s fantastic, a great start, well done 👍

RosB23
RosB233lbs

Hello everyone, hope you’ve all had a lovely week.

It was my first week back ‘on it’ and I have been easing myself in slowly and loosely calorie counting.

My mini goal to reach this week was to be back in the 11 stone bracket which I have just made by the skin of my teeth!

Starting weight: 12 stone 1.4 lbs

Last week: 12 stone 1.4lbs

This week: 11stone 13.8

Loss: 1.6lbs - will call it 1 and a half pounds.

Total loss - as above.

Overall I’m pleased as I was only easing myself back in, I have still had the odd treat but nothing like before. I have also upped my water intake and exercise and really feeling the benefits the last couple of days in regards to energy.

Goals for this coming week involve counting my calories more thoroughly and introducing more workouts on top of my walks.

In terms of weight, just to be firmly in those 11s will be good enough for me.

R x

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to RosB23

Well done!

monday1957
monday1957Host
in reply to RosB23

Well done you and oh, that sweet feeling of seeing that number shift...!

RosB23
RosB233lbs
in reply to monday1957

I know! I could’ve wept this morning when it moved to the 11 stone bracket. Such a lovely feeling.

Camilla123
Camilla1237lbs
in reply to RosB23

Great results

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to RosB23

Welldone!! 👍🏼👍🏼

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to RosB23

Well done xx

Subtle_badger
Subtle_badger20kg
in reply to RosB23

👏 👏 👏 🏆 🥉 🥂 🎇 🎉 🎺

Sayitagainsam
Sayitagainsam5kg
in reply to RosB23

Great start. I'm a big fan of gradual shifts! Personally, I know I need that adjustment period. Keep going and have a great week. 😃

RosB23
RosB233lbs
in reply to Sayitagainsam

Thank you! Yes me too, I didn’t want to scare myself off 😂 it means I can up the ante for the forthcoming week. Thanks again, hope you do too 😊

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to RosB23

That’s great your first goal reached RosB23. Now onto the next one. You take care. 😊

RosB23
RosB233lbs
in reply to Caroline62

Thank you Caroline, you too 😊

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to RosB23

That's a lovely loss for an 'easing into it week', well done :)

RosB23
RosB233lbs
in reply to lucigret

Thank you! Time to ramp it up a bit now though! 😊

GrampaSimon
GrampaSimon6kg
in reply to RosB23

Well done for the loss, and good decision to add in some workouts this week 👍 Make sure you don’t “earn” treats after them 😂

RosB23
RosB233lbs
in reply to GrampaSimon

Thank you 😊 Yes that’s the danger isn’t 😂 I will try steer clear!

monday1957
monday1957Host
in reply to GrampaSimon

Re ‘earning treats’, I’d got into this crazy habit last year of having squares of dark chocolate at the end of the day as a reward for eating healthily all day 🤦🏽‍♀️

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to RosB23

Terrific stuff.....well done 😊

Kazzy18
Kazzy182020 May
in reply to RosB23

Well done, every pound counts 😁

Thanks for hosting Caroline62.

First weigh in for me after starting last week. Not a great week which I knew and results expected. The number I told myself I would never see on my scales!

New week let’s get on track ! Have a good week everyone 😀

Start weight -12s 13

Last weeks weight -12s 13

This weeks weight -13s

-/+ +1

Total loss - +1

RosB23
RosB233lbs
in reply to Camilla123

It is the start of a new week and a fresh opportunity to try again. You have still come here and weighed in which I think is half the battle sometimes, I avoid the scales and think I’m less than I am!

I’m sure you’ll see those 12s again very soon!

Have a fab weekend 😊

Camilla123
Camilla1237lbs
in reply to RosB23

Thank you you to x

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to Camilla123

Next week s another week and from your message it sounds as though you are aware of what you’ve been eating which is a huge step forward, plus you’ve logged in when you’ve put weight on. These are all massive steps. Give yourself time and you’ll get there 😊

monday1957
monday1957Host
in reply to H61g

Yes, it is an accomplishment to weigh in when the weight has gone up rather than down... I nearly didn’t post this morning cos of my 100g ‘gain’ (I know, I know!), but I’m so glad I did. Everyone’s been so supportive and it immediately cheered me up. As someone else has commented, we’re all in this together - such a positive feeling of camaraderie on here ☺️

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to Camilla123

Sometimes one week is not enough to start moving weight. Do not despair you might need sometime to learn what works for you !!

Better luck for Next week!!

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to Camilla123

Good luck for next week xx

Subtle_badger
Subtle_badger20kg
in reply to Camilla123

Well done weighing in this week. That shows you have to stick-to-it-ness to succeed.

I know it's against the orthodoxy here, but I think kicking off with a period of low calorie eating. It really stops you getting disheartened later on. It's much easier to sanguine about a pound or two weight gain (which is inevitable) if your total loss is 1/2-1 stone or even more.

Camilla123
Camilla1237lbs
in reply to Subtle_badger

Yes thanks subtle_badger I’m going to do some calorie counting this week and look at my portion sizes. Hoping to lose 2-3stone eventually. Thanks 😊

Subtle_badger
Subtle_badger20kg
in reply to Camilla123

I started with a month of my version of Michael Mosley's Fast800, eating 500-1200 calories per day. In that time, I lost over a stone, and 4 inches around my waist. Since then I have had several periods of not losing any weight for weeks or months, but with that start, I have never even thought about giving up.

Hi Camilla123, I would really recommend a food tracking app to you. I find it to be an effective barrier. You think twice before reaching for something not so healthy as you then have to document it! The first few days I did it, I ate my normal diet and looking at it was quite sobering.

I hope you have a successful week next week. 😃

Camilla123
Camilla1237lbs
in reply to Sayitagainsam

Thanks I’ll have a look at finding a tracking app. 😀

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to Camilla123

Do you know what you did wrong. Have you written what you eat down. If so look at it and you may be able to see were you went wrong or my be do a little tweet here and there. You are still with us have a look at the Daily Diary that may also help. You will be able to see what others are eating and get great ideas.

Put a line under it and start again. 😊😊

Camilla123
Camilla1237lbs
in reply to Caroline62

I know what I did wrong I didn’t tape my mouth shut after 8pm 😆 no I know where I went wrong so hopefully can fix it next week. Hope your getting on well 😀

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to Camilla123

😂😂

monday1957
monday1957Host
in reply to Camilla123

Hehe!

Buy the mintiest toothpaste ever, brush those pegs after pm meal and don’t reopen kitchen until breakfast time! 🌞

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Camilla123

Sounds as though you know what you did to gain that weight so you can learn from that. Put the week behind you, get back on track right now and that 1lb will drop off just as quickly as it went on.

Good luck for next week :)

Camilla123
Camilla1237lbs
in reply to lucigret

Thanks good luck to you hope you’re doing well 😀

GrampaSimon
GrampaSimon6kg
in reply to Camilla123

New week new track! Go for it and good luck 👍

H61g
H61g5lbs

Good morning everyone and thank you for hosting Caroline.

I had to do some shopping in town yesterday and left it until 5pm when it was quiet. I don’t see many people observing the 2m rule now when I am out, and as I’m visiting my parents I am being careful. The interesting thing for me as a result of lockdown is that it’s made me think about what I buy and how I shop. I worked in a main city centre and if I was low or if I’d worked really hard I would ‘treat’ myself. Working from home and not having choice has really made me think about ‘stuff’.

Anyway, I’m in a bleurgh period. I think the realisation that I’m now working from home permanently has hit home. My mental health is okay and I’ve been focusing on my motivation to lose weight, but I’ve not been able to put things in to practice. Each evening I am sitting in front of the tv and as a consequence I’ve been snacking.

Start weight. 14st 7lbs

Last week 13st 13lbs

This week 14st 3lbs

Gain +4lbs

Total loss 3lbs

All a bit of a shocker

I’ve started some exercise habits. Each time I go to the toilet immediately afterwards I do some squats, lunges and jumping jacks. It’s amazing how that starts to build some strength.

So my plan this week is to look at habits around my food and will aim to have a coffee or peppermint tea after I’ve eaten my meal. I’m tired in the evening which I know affects me making good choices and I think I’m bored as well, so I will get out my cross stitch to give my hands something to do as well.

Bit of a long post, well done if you got to the end 🙄

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to H61g

It can be hard to work at home permanently but you have begun to make good choices ( It is a good idea to do It after going to toilet). Do not forget that It is healthy to stand Up and walk often !!

Good luck for Next week!!

( I tried yesterday the trick of the 30 minutes: if you are going to snack wait 30 minutes. If you still want something drink a glass of water tea... And wait another 30 minutes. After that if still hungry eat something!!) It worked for me yesterday !!!

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to xx2000

Great, I’ll give that a go

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to H61g

Good luck for next week.

I know what you mean about treating yourself when you feel a bit down or worked especially hard .

When all the shops were shut I managed to stick to one weekly shop as I couldn’t face the queues but now the massive queues are gone I have found myself popping out of little shops & buying treats etc. I hope to stop this habit from sneaking back in .

Camilla123
Camilla1237lbs
in reply to H61g

Making some changes that will be good. Evening s are hard so good to have something to keep you occupied. Good luck this week

Subtle_badger
Subtle_badger20kg
in reply to H61g

😂 it's half the length of mine, but I don't expect anyone to read that!

I understand the bleurgh feeling. I get it too.

A mental trick that works for me (mostly!) is to focus on my overnight fast that only starts at the end of the last snack. If you have noticeable muscle, that weights something.

Waist is a better indicator of body fat than weight. Make sure you track that.

Sayitagainsam
Sayitagainsam5kg
in reply to H61g

I'm a natural evening grazer! It's been the toughest thing I've cracked in the last month. I now equate that cup of mint tea with success!! It's really that crucial for me. You know that's what you're working on, so I'm sending you anti-snack vibes!

Working from home tipped me into the overweight category, so I can really sympathise with how that's making you feel.

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to Sayitagainsam

Thank you for the vibes.....and peppermint tea 😂

help2020
help20205kg
in reply to H61g

Oo peppermint tea gin?..🤔😂

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to H61g

The 2 metre rule I don’t think as ever worked not in some of the shops any way. A lot of the streets are also not wide enough. I as one who would look in shops every day as changed completely. Shop 1a week really only for meds and a little fruit and veg. Everything is on line. Just fresh stuff doesn’t last a week.

I also unfortunately had to throw some food out this week and I hate this.

I am also in a bad place not from work as I am retired. I have got the decorating done just waiting for the new floor which is not being done till 10 July. So my place is up side down like my food eating. I have been stuffing my face in the evening. We can do this and we will do this so you and me are on a journey together this coming week and months. How ever long it takes.

Take care and keep save we are in this together. Hugs for you 💐😊😊

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to Caroline62

Awww Caroline......thank you. We’ve also had some decorating done and what a mess it’s made, it does throw you out completely doesn’t it. You’re right, we’ve been on here a long time, we will do this😊

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to H61g

You won't be the only one that has been left thinking about and where we shop. It has also made me realise that there are things I am happy to do without. I have changed the way I shop as I don't want to be in contact with others if I can help it (trying to keep safe to look after 3 vulnerables). I have never been one to enjoy shops anyway, so I suppose that has made it easier.

As for having to work from home, I can understand how this could have an impact. The lack of the social contact must be quite strange and I'm sure that the boredom is partly due to the lack of motivation needed to get out of the house. Do you make sure you go out and walk every day?

The snacking could be put right by lowering carbs and adding fat, it has made a world of difference to me in that respect.

Would it help if you joined in with the DD again do you think?

I think you have a great plan for the week and introducing your hobbies again will help to keep your hands busy in the evenings. I haven't done cross stitch for ages. I have one on the go, but have got bored with it.

Wishing you a much better week ahead :)

GrampaSimon
GrampaSimon6kg
in reply to H61g

Thanks for a thoughtful post H61g yes I did make it to the end😃

I share your problem of bad decisions late in the evening. I’m thinking maybe go to bed a bit earlier. Also someone here made a great suggestion about brushing teeth immediately after the last planned food in the evening to draw a line.

Congrats on your exercise plans. You might want to add some core ones like plank if not already in there.

monday1957
monday1957Host
in reply to H61g

I really like your strategies for eliminating the evening snack temptations. It resonated with me when you said you tend to make poor food choices when tired or bored - absolutely, that’s me all over!

I’m a great believer in brushing teeth straight after tea, as even if my hub has got the crisps out, I can’t be faffed to do that palaver a second time, so I’m able to resist. But more importantly, doing lchf, I no longer feel the need to snack anywhere near as much (I’m not a saint - sometimes I do!)

I also type up my DD posts after tea, which distracts me, and reply to text messages. Recently, I’ve also seemed to give up the habit of going in the living room straight after tea & automatically switching the box on, as well. So I’ll sit in the kitchen and read instead. So hub gets to watch his SAS Celebrity thing and I get to read my book & not look at his crisps!!! 🤣

Kazzy18
Kazzy182020 May
in reply to H61g

I’ve found drinking peppermint tea helps curb my snack cravings in the evening.

It sounds like you are having to adjust to a big change to working from home. I listened to something on the radio this afternoon, where they were talking about how home working will be far more prevalent post coronavirus, but that it will take time for the majority of those who face the change to adapt to, so I think all things considered you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself.

Enjoy that peppermint tea and your crossstitch!

xx2000
xx2000Host

Good morning everyone and thanks for hosting!!

In a hurry today so my numbers and a goal for Next week.

Initial weight 79.1

Last week 72.4

This week 72.0

Loss 0.4

Total loss. 7.1

However i am not very happy. I know most of the recent fluctuacions in weight are just water movements. I have increased my carbs intake and, what is worst, my chocolate. On monday i ate a whole tablet after lunch. 😭😭. So resisting chocolate temptation is my goal!

Have a nice week everyone!!

Good luck

Subtle_badger
Subtle_badger20kg
in reply to xx2000

If you can lose weight while eating a tablet (how much is that?) of chocolate, that sounds like a victory.

If you are eating a lot after lunch, you should look at your lunch. I'd suggest either increasing the amount of food, or increasing fats and reducing carbs.

But well done on the 7kg badge!!

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to Subtle_badger

Thanks (a whole pack of chocolate around 125 gr). I worry because It is just not sustainable- i can not eat 125 gr per day and still lose weight - not hungry ... Just like It and cannot stop (at least last week).

Subtle_badger
Subtle_badger20kg
in reply to xx2000

Get your your hands on a bar of Montezuma's Absolute Black. No dairy, no sugar. 100% chocolate.

I challenge you to eat two squares of it at a sitting.

I bought a block before lockdown. I still have half left. I like it, but I never think of it. It's a completely different experience to sweet chocolate. I just took a bite of it. There is not the same pleasure on my tongue, but my brain lit up.

C25ksecondtimer
C25ksecondtimer4kg
in reply to xx2000

Hi xx2000, by the sounds of it your slip up with chocolate was only on Monday so well done for spotting it.

I know the temptation is real with chocolate! What I recommend is buying a really nice quality dark chocolate... usually a square or two satisfys a craving for me rather than a whole bar.

How about keeping it in an opaque container out of sight? This has helped me. We used to keep our biscuits and choc in a frequently used cupboard and would see it every time I made a cup of tea... The difference now that they are out of sight has been that we rarely even think to eat them.. of course now that they are a bit more awkward to reach it is a good deterrent.

Have a good week :)

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to C25ksecondtimer

Thanks. Used to have the chocolate in a kitchen cupboard but siince lockdown It is on the table next to the armchair. Next step: take It back to the kitchen. This way if i want some at least have to walk to the kitchen.

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to xx2000

You have lost weight so be happy about it. Eating chocolate and still have l a loss even better. Keep going and have a good day. 😊

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to xx2000

It was a loss and a good loss if you have increased your carbs.

I agree with S_B in regard to increasing fat and reducing carbs.

Good luck for next week :)

GrampaSimon
GrampaSimon6kg
in reply to xx2000

Good work xx2000 and good luck for next week 👏👏

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to xx2000

Good luck with your plans for this week. If you had all that choc, then well done you 😊

Thanks for hosting, Caroline.

I am in two minds about the shops opening. I don't have any trousers that can stay up without a belt, and my "good" trainers have holes in them formed since the lockdown started. Not everyone who has lost or gained weight in lockdown has the economic flexibility needed to order multiple items in different sizes and return those that don't fit. And with trainers, finding a pair made with the correct last, with the right instep etc etc takes multiple try-ons. Mind you, I don't know if you can do this in stores now, either. Then I read about the whole of NZ going into meltdown over two (two!) covid positive women not being quarantined (no prizes to guess where they had just come from) and Australia talking about a spike of 20-something cases, while we are getting an estimate 5000 new cases a day. 🤷‍♂️

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Mid week I felt bloated, pulled out the tape measure, and it showed 4cm bigger than last Friday 🤯. There was wine and snacking involved - low carb snacks, but still calories. I'd also been reading about alternatives to BMI this week, and reconfirmed that waist is a better indicator of body fat. So I doubled down on the fasting - shortened my eating window and eliminating wine and thus snacking. That did the trick. I am trying to decide if this is a healthy pattern or not. I think it's OK; my long term plan is to maintain with low carb and fasting as necessary. I still want to get the waist below 70cm before then 🤞

Waist

25 Nov 2019: 91cm

Last week: 71cm

This week: 72cm

Gain: 1cm

Total loss: 19cm

Weight

Start weight (October 19th) 85.4 kg

Last week 67. 3kg

This week 66.4kg

Loss:.900g

Total Loss: 19kg

(I'd rather it was the other way around and my waist was smaller, but it's still better than it looked like it was going to be midweek)

Have a good weekend, everyone.

Hi Subtle_badger

Yes I find that retailers can take up to a few weeks to refund returns via online. It puts me off and prefer to go to the shops if I can.. that being said I am staying away from the high street for another few weeks.

Good to experiment with a new method such as fasting - you can see if it suits you and your lifestyle.

You are so close to your goal of 70cm waist measurement so keep going and you will get there :)

Thanks.

I am happy enough now with a belt in my jeans (plus I don't want to invest until I am at a weight I am happy with) but trying on jeans if I don't know my size can involve trying on half a dozen or more pairs. It's not practical to do that online. Especially as I will want my new jeans to hug my figure not just fit, so may want to try a cut I couldn't wear before.

I actually started with fasting (Michael Mosley's Fast800), but I am ringing changes to see what can shed my last few kg.

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to Subtle_badger

Wow losing 19 cm from your waist is amazing. I think that the waist measurement is an excellent goal to aim for .

I read somewhere that it should be under half your height - not sure where I saw this though

Subtle_badger
Subtle_badger20kg
in reply to henderslh

Yeah. That's for men. A woman with that waist almost certainly has body fat over 35% and is obese.

Yeah, I've been reading 📖. I will make a post about it sometime soon.

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to Subtle_badger

Brilliant, I will check it out xx

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to Subtle_badger

When you need to go to the shop to get something you need is a different matter you have to go. It’s all the folk that go just for the sake of it. I am sure in 3 months while the shops have been closed means they have nothing to wear or towels have all worn out. Each to them selves. Just be careful and go when you feel it will be quieter.well done on your loss this week. I am sure your smaller waist will come very soo. You take care. 😊

Subtle_badger
Subtle_badger20kg
in reply to Caroline62

Thanks.

I haven't been to the shops (well, supermarket and cafe) but I do sympathise with those who have.

Slim_for_good
Slim_for_goodMaintainer
in reply to Caroline62

My first non-food shopping trip was on Wednesday to buy my son new school shoes, properly measured and all, as he’s going back on Monday, then they told us the children were to go in in their home clothes. Huh.

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to Slim_for_good

Good luck with your son going back to school on Monday. Sorry you didn’t really need to buy them as he can go in own cloths. What can I say. 😊😊

Slim_for_good
Slim_for_goodMaintainer
in reply to Caroline62

Let’s hope he does not grow before September? At at least no urgency to sew on name tapes??!

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to Slim_for_good

🤞🤞hope so. 😊

That's a good rule,but they should have told you sooner.

Can you return the shoes? they may not fit him by next term.

Slim_for_good
Slim_for_goodMaintainer
in reply to Subtle_badger

Annoyingly we can’t return because of Covid risk 😱. The school were being very vague about everything & I got ahead because my child is growing like a weed (noticeably thinner every day btw). Maybe he’ll be able to wear the shoes in the autumn for a fortnight...

That's bad, because all they would have to do is quarantine them for 3 days. Still, they might not have the facilities to do that.

Send him in the shiny shoes. Why wear out his trainers?

Slim_for_good
Slim_for_goodMaintainer
in reply to Subtle_badger

Well. It seems they aren’t allowed to do any changing at school so he needs to go inPE-ready stuff. I was wrong about the return actually but dear me, the faff of returning & the need for another shoe appt in Aug... 😱

monday1957
monday1957Host
in reply to Slim_for_good

Wow: how aggravating. Come September, he might be in the next size up as well!

That's a great loss subtle badger. Surely the waist will catch up with the scales next week? I hope so! 😃

I want to get back to my premenopausal waist. I am not sure that is possible. Oestrogen gave me a lovely waist, and a huge 🍑. Swings and roundabouts.

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Subtle_badger

That's a lovely loss from your waist, and a weight loss as well. That's a good week in my books.

I don't think shoe shops have opened again yet. When they do, I hope that they will keep the numbers in, very low. I have grandchildren that are in desperate need of some properly fitted shoes!

Slim_for_good
Slim_for_goodMaintainer
in reply to lucigret

Clark’s are open - we went on wed. You need to book an appointment online first. No random wandering in.

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Slim_for_good

That sounds great, thank you for letting me know :)

Subtle_badger
Subtle_badger20kg
in reply to lucigret

Thanks!

SD sell trainers, which is what I was thinking.

Good luck with getting an appointment at Clark's!

Well done for your mid-week course correction and overall results 👍 I’ve reached the same conclusions as you about waist vs BMI (altho in my case there is still plenty of room for progress on both without selecting 😂) Are you thinking about strength training to increase muscle mass? That will raise your basic metabolic rate and can help with visceral belly fat (but obvs not with BMI.)

Have a good week

Subtle_badger
Subtle_badger20kg
in reply to GrampaSimon

My BMI is in safe range, I'd need to put on 4kg of muscle to get back into overweight. That's ain't going to happen.

I have worked out a weight routine. Now I just have to start following it 🤨

How many days a week is your weight routine? I started out 3x week but soon switched to 2x as recovery isn’t as quick as last time I did regular weight training. 😂 Time of day can also impact sustainability - I can do cardio anytime but I can’t do weights first thing. (Sorry if all that’s already included in how you drew up your routine)

Subtle_badger
Subtle_badger20kg
in reply to GrampaSimon

I don't need to plan how often I do it until after I do it once. 😂 So far, I haven't done enough to give myself DOMS; as I am untrained, that means I almost certainly haven't done enough load to require rest.

😂 love that approach! Joking apart, if you are untrained you really will want to take a graduated approach. Lots of stuff on YouTube to show you how, including using bodyweight at home with minimal equipment. Check several to weed out idiots, amateurs or cultists.

My top tips (not from expertise but from recent experience as a false beginner) would be to focus on good form over reps, to ensure the right balance between push, pull, lower body and core, to progress carefully (but unlike cardio you do need to progress not just repeat the same thing), and to ensure adequate rest days. Looking forward to hearing how it goes 💪💪😂

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to Subtle_badger

You are so close, you will get there

Good morning fellow Friday morning weighers! Excited to be posting for my second week on Friday’s Weigh in.

Thanks for hosting Caroline62

I am following a calorie deficit weight loss plan for 12 weeks and using the NHS weightloss app.

Waist

Start 03/06/2020 : 38 inches

Last week : 37 inches

This week: 36 inches

Loss: 1 inch

Total loss: 2 inches

Weight

Start weight (20/05/20) :75.3kg

Last week's weight: 72.2 kg

This week: 72.2kg

Loss/Gain/STS -STS

Total loss: 3.1kg

My first mini goal is to reach 70kg by 05/08/20.

Things I’m proud of this week:

1. I take progress photos on a Monday; I’ve noticed a difference in my back area compared to week 1 – counting this as a success. From my measurements I’m sure it’s an inch or two off my waist area.

2. Main thing I am celebrating this week is that I’m feeling so much better than before I started this. I plan my exercise at the top of the week and it’s just become something I now do. Feeling so proud of that. No change on the scales this week but can feel how much stronger I feel when out for my walks & runs.

3. The scale did drop to lower values this week but STS for Weigh day. I’m trusting in my healthy habits & don’t feel deterred at all. I’m still on track for first mini milestone of 70kg by 05/08/2020. This is allowing for 0.5kg loss per week.

Slow and steady!

Have a good week everyone :)

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to C25ksecondtimer

Well done , losing two inches from your waist is excellent.

I think a 0.5 kg loss a week is excellent xx

thank you henderslh :)

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to C25ksecondtimer

Well done on your measurements being smaller the weight will follow. You take care. 😊

thank you Caroline 62 :) really pleased with waist measurement coming down.

LondonSue
LondonSue5lbs
in reply to C25ksecondtimer

Wow, amazing results, well done, I am very happy for you! Onwards, or downwards as they say round here!

You sound really positive about it all. The key to success!! Well done for your loss to date. 😃

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to C25ksecondtimer

2 inches of your waist is a brilliant NSV well done :)

Great progress and you are right to trust those healthy habits👏👏👏

I promise to do a proper post about this, but waist is a much better measure of both percentage body fat and the amount of visceral fat (the kind that can kill you). With that excellent loss, you should ignore weight all together. It's just plasma volume, or digestive system contents or whatever.

thank you Subtle-badger, if I wasn't in this forum I would not have thought to measure my waist as a way to track my progress but by the sounds of it it's key! :)

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to C25ksecondtimer

Fantastic that you feel much better!! Weight results Will Come later for sure 🤞🏽👍🏼👍🏼

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to C25ksecondtimer

What a lovely post. Sounds like you are smashing this

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator

Hello Caroline, thank you for hosting today :)

I have taken back some control this week, kept my carbs lower, stopped eating berries and cream most nights, cut back on the cheese and nuts.

Start weight - 16st 7lbs

Last week's weight - 14st 13lbs

This weeks's weight - 14st 11lbs

So a loss of 2lbs.

Last week I gained 1.5lbs much to my annoyance and I was more annoyed when the following day I hadn't gained that 1.5lbs, so although that loss looks good, in reality I think last week's gain was just a fluctuation and I have probably only lost 1/2lb this week, but I am happy with that :)

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to lucigret

Well done lucigret having a loss this week. That’s great. The scales do this sometimes. I am sure there is a little man or woman inside them and laughing at us and playing game with us. That’s what I tell myself any way.

Have a good day and keep save. 😊😊

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Caroline62

Thank you Caroline. I think my weight stays so similar there is a groove the needle gets stuck in - only this can't be true as I use digital scales 😆

At least I moved in the right direction this week :)

Hi lucigret. The weight loss journey is not always linear so I feel your frustration! Your weight loss is definitely going in the downward direction so whether is 2lbs or 1/2lb you are doing really great so keep up the good work :)

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to C25ksecondtimer

Thank you :)

LondonSue
LondonSue5lbs
in reply to lucigret

I would love to be 14 stone something, you have done really well. Sorry to hear about the annoying fluctuation,but you are certainly moving in the right direction! :-)

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to LondonSue

You will get there, I am just determined not to get back into the 15's, it has taken too long to get out of them!

LondonSue
LondonSue5lbs
in reply to lucigret

I feel you! Good luck! x

Sayitagainsam
Sayitagainsam5kg
in reply to lucigret

Well done on the loss lucigret. You sound like you've had a really positive week and are back doing the things you need to do. All the best for next week. 😃

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Sayitagainsam

Thank you :)

GrampaSimon
GrampaSimon6kg
in reply to lucigret

Well done and thank you for the good reminder that we need to look beyond week on week fluctuations to see the bigger (or smaller😂) picture

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to GrampaSimon

You definitely do!

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to lucigret

Just look at the bright side of scales (when It happens!!)

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to xx2000

Exactly :)

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to lucigret

Well done.....I didn’t quite keep to my side of the plan 🙄

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to H61g

Thank you. You will get there, you have a plan. Life is very different and I feel has thrown a lot of curve balls for many of us :)

RosB23
RosB233lbs
in reply to lucigret

Fab loss! Got rid of the gain and some! Well done 😊

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to RosB23

Thank you Ros :)

Eleonor
Eleonor2020 June

Hi Caroline,

I am new to the forum and I didn't understand where shall I add info about the weight.

Thanks Eleonor

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to Eleonor

Hello Eleanor welcome to the Friday weigh in this is the right place to give your weight. Tell us your start weight and short goals and if you wish something about yourself. 😊

Eleonor
Eleonor2020 June
in reply to Caroline62

Good morning all and thank you Caroline62 for hosting.

I haven't been out shopping yet. On Monday there were too long queues at my local shopping centre and surely not enough distance between customers so I changed my mind and went back home.

Start weight 76.4 kg - 12 St

This is my first week

Aiming to be 70kg - 11 st

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to Eleonor

Welcome Eleanor. We’re a friendly supportive bunch. Good luck

C25ksecondtimer
C25ksecondtimer4kg
in reply to Eleonor

Welcome Eleonor, I'm just on my second week 2 weighing in - cheering you on for you goal :)

Kazzy18
Kazzy182020 May
in reply to Eleonor

Good luck with your first week!

moreless
morelessAdministrator
in reply to Eleonor

Hi and welcome, Eleonor :)

Just pop back with your starting weight and your goals, then take some time to introduce yourself to your fellow Feelgood Friday Folk and encourage them on their weight loss journeys.

All of the information you need about the forum can be found in Pinned Posts healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh... and I hope you'll be joining all the Events, Challenges and Clubs that we run, especially the daily diary.

If you haven't already taken it, here's a tour of the forum healthunlocked.com/?tour=true

We've found active participation to be key to successful weight loss and, of course, it's a good way to get to know people, find inspiration and share support and encouragement.

Wishing you all the best :)

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Eleonor

Hello Eleonor and welcome to the Friday weigh in :)

Please don't be shy, join in and have a chat with us all :)

Good luck for your first week :)

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to Eleonor

Welcome to the Fridays team. Good luck for Next week!!

Morning All.

I have been on here a week, cutting out the snacks which typically consist of a bar of chocolate and at least half a pack of biscuits a day, and maybe the random slice of cake or scone.

Not much change on the scales, but early days. I am using an old mechanical scale, so I need to buy a new digital scale soon, much easier to read!

Start weight

- 16st 10lb

Last weeks weight

-16st 10lb

This weeks weight

- 16st 10lb

Loss/Gain/STS.

0

Total loss. None Have a good day everyone! :-)

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to LondonSue

A sts is good. It often takes time for the weight loss to start. I know from experience. Have a good week. 😊

Sayitagainsam
Sayitagainsam5kg
in reply to LondonSue

Good for you LondonSue, you've started and nothing can happen without those first steps. Hoping for a nice loss for you next week. 😃

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to LondonSue

Hi LondonSue,

I see that you are looking into LCHF - how are you finding it? Have you started to make changes towards it other than cutting out the junk?

I am sure you will see a difference very soon. Cutting out the chocolate, cake etc will definitely pay off. Keep going :)

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to LondonSue

Good luck for Next week. Just be patience!!

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to LondonSue

It can take a few weeks to get going. Stick with it and great to have you joining us

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador

Good morning my friends, I didn’t weigh last week as my place was upside down with the decorating. Now it’s done and now waiting for the new floor. This will not happen till 10 th July. Any my place is still a bit upside down. I did get to the scales. I now wish I hadn’t. I was expecting a little gain.

Starting weight on here 16 st 2 lbs

Last weigh in 13 st 12 lbs ( 2 wks ago. )

This week 14 st 2 lbs

A gain of 4 lbs.

I have still just lost 6 stones from start of weight loss.

I am so annoyed with myself as I have just let my self go. For me it is so easy to put the weight on. I am going back to basics writing down everything.

Hope you all have a good week. 😊😊

It sounds like you're completely accountable and moving on. I admire you for getting on those scales when you have suspicion! Writing down my food intake is completely key for me. I wonder how I'll be when my training wheels come off? We'll see!

Good luck for the coming week. 😃

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to Sayitagainsam

I hope so Sayitagainsam. Thank you 😊

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Caroline62

Caroline you can turn this around, you know exactly how to do it, after all you have shifted 6 stone, which is amazing.

Back to basics is a great plan.

I'm cheering you on :)

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to lucigret

Thank you luci. I really do feel bad with myself. 😊

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Caroline62

Re read your poster!!!!

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to lucigret

Thank you luci I know I can count on your support. We have been here a while now. All the best . 😊

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Caroline62

Maybe we need to prod each other during the week 😆

GrampaSimon
GrampaSimon6kg
in reply to Caroline62

Don’t worry Caroline62 you had some disruption in your life, your overall loss is great, and you know what you need to do to get back on track 👍

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to GrampaSimon

Thank you Grampson . 😊

Big picture here, your overall loss is amazing, 6 stone is my target weight loss and I’ve just started my journey. Can I ask how long it took you to lose that?

You knew it would be a gain and I’m sure you know where it went wrong. Back on it this week, good luck 👍🏻

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to Caroline62

Crumbs Caroline. We put on the same amount and both have had decorating done. Spooky or what👻

Just a bit of normality would help me to be honest. We’ll get there 😊

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to H61g

I am with you H61g. 😊

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to Caroline62

Sure It is a mix of water, fat etc. You are able to lose It very quickly!! 💪🏼💪🏼

Birdboo15
Birdboo157lbs
in reply to Caroline62

That feeling of being annoyed with oneself is really horrid, but you have done so well. Don't be too hard on yourself. I hope you have a much better week.

Kazzy18
Kazzy182020 May
in reply to Caroline62

Put that gain behind you now, you have did amazingly so far! Good luck with the next week.

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to Kazzy18

Thank you Kazzy18. I will here’s to a new week. Have a good one. 😊

Hello Feel Good Friday people. Thank you Caroline62 for hosting, and for a very apt quote.

Start (31 Mar): 92.5 kg

Last Week: 85.5

Today: 86

Change: +0.5

Total Loss: -6.5

A second week of gain after two weeks already static. I’m not surprised.

Negatives are slightly increased portion sizes, more carbs than the strict limits I had before (was zero pasta, bread or potato) and several line-crossers: three ice creams, one beer, one Macdonalds, one peanut butter late night snack attack.

Positives are that I still basically eat good natural food, still practice IF, and still keep my workout schedule despite uneven motivation levels.

It was a difficult week in mindset terms. A cousin who was more like a big brother in my life passed away after a long illness. I also had one large and a couple of minor business setbacks and delays.

But putting on weight doesn’t help me to tackle any of that and just adds another negative to the list. So this week I’ll do what I already know I need to do to change direction.

Good luck to everyone with chasing your goals! 👍

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to GrampaSimon

So sorry for your loss. Please be kind to yourself in this hard few days. You have also had a tough time at work. It is very difficult to stay on track when you think ever thing is against you. Draw a line under this week’s gain and start again. Look after yourself and stay save. 😊😊

GrampaSimon
GrampaSimon6kg
in reply to Caroline62

Thank you 🙏

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to GrampaSimon

Don't beat yourself up, under the circumstances you're doing great.

I am very sorry to hear of your loss, what with that and your business set backs, it certainly hasn't been an easy time for you.

Be gently with yourself, you will be back on track soon enough :)

GrampaSimon
GrampaSimon6kg
in reply to lucigret

Thank you 🙏

It’s just a blip and the greatest success is how you bounce back from them.

I’m sorry for your loss, take some time physically and mentally.

Stay strong and good luck for next week 😊

Many thanks w_w_r 👍

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to GrampaSimon

Sorry for your loss. Just try to go back to your good behaviours little by little

GrampaSimon
GrampaSimon6kg
in reply to xx2000

Thank you xx2000

monday1957
monday1957Host
in reply to GrampaSimon

Hi GrampaSimon and sending you virtual hugs re the loss of your cousin/brother x

GrampaSimon
GrampaSimon6kg
in reply to monday1957

Thank you monday1957 🙏

Birdboo15
Birdboo157lbs
in reply to GrampaSimon

I am really sorry for your loss. Don't be too hard on yourself, you have obviously had a tough time and you know what to do longer term so I am sure you will get there.

GrampaSimon
GrampaSimon6kg
in reply to Birdboo15

Thank you, I will 🙏

Sounds like a hell of a tough week. You seem very clear in your thoughts and actions though - wishing you a much kinder week next week.

Yes indeed and thank you 🙏

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to GrampaSimon

So sorry to hear about your cousin. That’s such sad news. It sounds as though you’ve had quite a lot going on. You take care

Ebensalem1971
Ebensalem19712020 June

Hi Caroline62 I signed up last week and I have done quite well losing a kilo in 1 week I think is ok.

Start weight 79.4kg

Todays weight 78.3kg

I have been writing all food and drink down to keep check on what I am consuming and watching the portion sizes and it seems to work for me. Also I have been trying to walk more which gives me time to think which is good x

I have no excuse as I have not been working since March so I need to get fit and healthy and like to be 60-65kg. It will take time but I will get there in the end x

I would love to hear from anyone on this weightloss journey and read your stories as it is aspiring x

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to Ebensalem1971

Well done Ebensalem1971. That’s a good loss. It really helps writing things down. All the best for next week. 😊

Ebensalem1971
Ebensalem19712020 June
in reply to Caroline62

Thank you x

Great start well done. Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to weight loss. I have 6 stone to lose and have set a target of 18 months. Long term goal bit realistic for me. Good luck on your journey.

Ebensalem1971
Ebensalem19712020 June
in reply to wobbles_when_runs

Hi wobbles_when _runs

I hope to lose 18kg by Feburary when I will be 50. I hope that will be possible x

Seems like a good target. Keep up the good work and you’ll get there 😊

Ebensalem1971
Ebensalem19712020 June
in reply to wobbles_when_runs

Thank you for your support x

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator
in reply to Ebensalem1971

Hi, about other people's stories, how about using the Daily Diary? It's a great way of planning and is very sociable so you'll hear how others are getting on. Don't just be a weekly visitor :)

Hope you have time to get back here today and chat to some of the others: that way, you'll begin to learn their stories and feel part of the Friday gang :)

Ebensalem1971
Ebensalem19712020 June
in reply to BridgeGirl

Hi BridgeGirl

Thanks for the advice still trying to navigate the site. It will be nice to talk to people as it is good to share experiences and tips for healthy eating and weight loss x

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator
in reply to Ebensalem1971

Everything is in Pinned Posts. There's a general chat thread there too - Nutty Natterings - book club etc. Browse through them all :)

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Ebensalem1971

I agree with BridgeGirl, joining in with other groups/challenges on the weight loss forum will help you to get to know lots of people who will be happy to tell you their story.

If you are not sure how to find Pinned Posts, click on your avatar (picture) and it will take you to your profile. Look at your first post and the welcome you were given with a link to Pinned Posts. Make sure you read the newbie post, it even gives you a visual guide to find your way around the forum. It would be good to see you joining in and having a chat with us all. The more you do it the easier it is to navigate, honest, if I can do it, anybody can :)

Birdboo15
Birdboo157lbs
in reply to Ebensalem1971

That's a really good loss. Well done on your first week. It sounds like you are doing all the right things :-)

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to Ebensalem1971

That’s a great first weeks loss......slow and steady is the way and it’s lovely to have you in our group. 😊

Morning, thanks for hosting.

People’s reaction to the shops opening are as mad as the dash for toilet paper was 3 moths ago! As it happened I was in town yesterday and it was raining so all the shops were quiet, no queues anywhere and lots of sales on, even got two skirts for M&S for 89p each 😳

Anyway back to weight loss.

Start weight: 17.11.5

Last Week: 17.6.75

This week: 17.4.75

Loss: 2lb

Total Loss: 6.75lb

Very pleased with my progress, I’m making better choices everyday, not filling my plate. It’s ok to put food back in the fridge or only eat 1/2 a chocolate bar 😁. I have also measured myself at various points, not confident enough to put them here but I have something to keep track as well as weight.

Good luck everyone!

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to wobbles_when_runs

That was a bargain you got. Well done. It was raining here also and it says it’s going to be today. A good loss there well done. Have a fab day. 😊

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to wobbles_when_runs

Good progress !! You are doing very well (chocolate control included 😉😉).

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to wobbles_when_runs

Well done on your loss and chocolate control!!

That was a real bargain with the skirts.

Have a good week :)

Well done on your loss, and on the M&S bargains!

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to wobbles_when_runs

I thought you were going to say that you got 2 packs of toilet rolls for 89p each 🤪

wobbles_when_runs
wobbles_when_runs7lbs
in reply to H61g

That would be a bargain!

Hi team it’s Rowena from Australia

Start weight 79.7

This week 77.2

Total loss 2.5 kg in maybe 4 weeks

I made a real effort this week and did fast for 1 night but not very much fasting. As in not a proper real fast as had 2 pieces toast with vegemite at 4.30 pm then nothing till morning.

Will try and do a real one like from 3.30 in arvo til next day.

Slow progress but good for me too. So determined to get into the 76kg this week coming.

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to Claudeminh

Welcome Claudeminh that’s a good loss well done. All the best for next week. 😊

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator
in reply to Claudeminh

I would suggest you work on getting the meals right, rather than fasting :)

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to Claudeminh

Hi !! Good luck for Next week and take care! How are your headaches going?

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Claudeminh

Hello Rowena, well done on your loss.

What plan are you following? If you want to fast how about starting off with 16/8 fasting.

Eating in an 8 hour window is not hard to do. I no longer eat breakfast, have lunch and dinner and don't snack between meals. It surprising how quickly you get used to it.

There doesn't seem much point to fasting if you are then going to be starving. Dropping carbs and adding fats would help you to achieve it.

Wishing you good luck for next week :)

Birdboo15
Birdboo157lbs
in reply to Claudeminh

That's a good loss, well done. I think the speed matters less than the direction :-)

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to Claudeminh

Great that the slow weight loss and s working for you. 🤞for you for your target

sukicur
sukicur2020 June

hi caroline 62 ,this sukicur.a month ago i weighed 88.4k i decided something had to be done hence nhs diet plan.i planned my calorie intake .over the weeks my weight gradually came down without feeling hungry.idrink loads of water.i weighed this morning at 85.1k my goal is around the 12stone 8lb mark ,best wishes

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to sukicur

Welcome sukicur that’s a good weight loss. Why not join us weekly and share your stats with other members. That way we can help each other along the way. 😊

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to sukicur

Welcome and welldone. It is a great loss. Hope to see you here Next week

Birdboo15
Birdboo157lbs
in reply to sukicur

Well done, that's a good loss.

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to sukicur

That’s a terrific loss. As Caroline says why don’t you join us each week. We’re a really friendly supportive group

Daisy_May
Daisy_May2020 June

12/6/20 Start weight 91.8 kilos

17/6/20 This weeks weight 90.2 kilos

Total loss 1.6 kilos

xx2000
xx2000Host
in reply to Daisy_May

Welcome to the Fridays team !! Your loss this week is fantastic. What diet are you doing?

Daisy_May
Daisy_May2020 June
in reply to xx2000

About 40 years ago I joined Weight Watchers!

I guess things have changed many times since then but at the time we were allowed per day:

3 fruit - ( one to be citrus), limitless rhubarb, good to put in a jelly, small banana.

3 bread - which included pulses, potatoes, cereals. ( Sensible portions -1 slice of bread) 1 digestive biscuit!

limitless vegetables and salad with some exceptions (beetroot)

4 oz cheese a week which you could grate up and add to cottage cheese to make it last longer.

1 portion of protein at each meal. Chicken, fish, oily fish drained, fat cut off meat etc.

3 dairy - Skimmed milk, low fat natural yogurt and add your own fruit.

I can't remember the actual portion sizes but not big. Very little butter but spreads are good these days.

Baked beans can be livened up with curry powder or paste and taste better on slice of toast without butter.

I always kept a milk portion for bedtime to make a half milk half water decaf coffee with sweetener and a digestive biscuit. It's hard to sleep with a rumbling tummy!

This was before WW meals and low calorie foods were available.

The weekly weigh in and support from other members helped.

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Daisy_May

Hello and welcome to today's weigh in Daisy_May. Please don't be shy, now you have joined us, come and have a chat with us. Just reply to anybody, we like to have a chat and it will help you to get to know us all :)

Birdboo15
Birdboo157lbs
in reply to Daisy_May

Fantastic loss Daisy_May! x

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to Daisy_May

That’s a great first weeks loss. Onwards and downwards 😊

sukicur
sukicur2020 June

hi there, sukicur speaking.do slimmers weigh in on thursday for fridays weigh in,thanks

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to sukicur

We weigh in on the day we want. Friday is Fridays weigh in. Saturday is Saturdays weigh in. And so on. I hope this helps you. 😊

sukicur
sukicur2020 June
in reply to Caroline62

thanks a lot,at my age at my age i'm not to savvy on computer

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to sukicur

You are doing ok sukicur you are here and you can ask as many questions you want. Someone will probably be able to answer you from here. You take care. 😊

Thank you for hosting Caroline62 and love the quote. I have missed a couple of weeks through being busy and general forgetfulness. Nearly forgot today too! Like you I am in no rush to go to shops. What's a few more weeks. But I never liked shopping anyway so I don't feel I have been missing out. I miss being able to hug my family and friends more.

Anyway, over the last few weeks I have gained 2lb and lost 2lb and a few ounces so basically the same.

Start weight

15st 13lb

Last time weight

15st 5lb

This weeks weight

15st 5lb

STS.

Total loss 8lb

I started some personal training sessions and have had some long walks which is what helped shift the 2lb back off. I felt I could easily have gone down a slippery slope at that point so I am happy with where I am right now.

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Birdboo15

Well done on the STS and not going down that slippery slope.

I am so with you about missing family hugs, I truly don't care about anything else, I just want some quality time with my family.

Have a good week and don't forget to come back :)

Birdboo15
Birdboo157lbs
in reply to lucigret

Same here, nothing else really matters does it? I will definitely be back. Have great week :-)

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to Birdboo15

A STS is good Birdboo15. Well done for pulling things back after a small gain. It’s good you are getting back on track. Have a good week . 😊

Birdboo15
Birdboo157lbs
in reply to Caroline62

You too Caroline :-)

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador
in reply to Birdboo15

Cheers. 😊

H61g
H61g5lbs
in reply to Birdboo15

Well done on the STS. Sounds like you are turning it around😊

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator

Thanks for hosting, Caroline :)

Have a good week, Team Friday, until you meet again :)

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