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Feeling Motivated

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone

Well I finally lost another two pounds this morning but my weigh in was yesterday. I put a pair of jeans on to go out that I’ve not been able to wear for about a year . I am following the LCHF approach I’ve been on it four weeks and I’ve moved from 14 13 lbs to 13 12lbs this morning. I’ve still a stone and a half to go down to a healthy BMI recommended weight but it’s funny psychologically moving into the 13 stone bracket has been a great boost. Good luck everyone with your healthy eating and weight loss journeys.

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toomuchwool
toomuchwoolRestart June 2020

If that was your lunch, it looks totally delicious!

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to toomuchwool

Thanks you no it was one I had recently though

Fantastic news, well done!

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to N-o-r-d-i

Thanks Nordi I was just chipping away a pound a month so needed a boost

N-o-r-d-i
N-o-r-d-i45kg
in reply to JeffDavies123

My new mantra is: any period of time that weight stays the same is already brilliant, any loss, however, small - fantastic 😊

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to N-o-r-d-i

Absolutely Oh I agree it’s a funny thing your weight changes all the time, mine went up two pounds the other day and I had been good ! I think with time I’ll be more relaxed about it. I must convince myself I’m on this journey for the long haul if I am really going to take control of my weight and health.

N-o-r-d-i
N-o-r-d-i45kg
in reply to JeffDavies123

This is exactly what I’m working on. It can’t be just the weight, can’t be the number of the scales. It has to be healthier lifestyle, better choices, happier life. Then things will be on the right path. It will be up and down, better days, worse days, but as long as the overall tendency is right, we will be fine 😊

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to N-o-r-d-i

Definitely once I am at my goal I think I will extend my food choices but still eat and drink healthily. I sing in pubs etc semi professionally and beer is often part of the deal. It’s easier with Lockdown as there has been no temptation but we are getting enquiries again now so I will have to hatch a plan.

N-o-r-d-i
N-o-r-d-i45kg
in reply to JeffDavies123

I’m just counting calories, and not really restricting any foods, as long as I can still stay within my daily limit. Over the months my choices got much healthier as I prefer to have more food rather than a little bit of it with high calories 😊 I would look at a biscuit and would think: that means my dinner will be lighter, so do I really want it?..

if I were to go out for a drink, I would just leave extra calories for that, having lighter lunch and lighter dinner. Becomes sort of a habit after a while (I hope it remains) 😊 maybe planning on a drink or two on some of the nights would also work for you?

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to N-o-r-d-i

Oh definitely I would just opt for wine or shorts rather than beer

Wow, well done, great weight loss and fitting into your jeans.

Your meal looks absolutely scrumptious.

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to Lavender54

Thanks Lavendar it was one I had earlier and thank you for your kind words of support

Sheperdess
Sheperdess2st 7lbs

How lovely to hear how well you are doing 🤓 Moving down into the next “stone” bracket is a great feeling I agree 👍 Well done 👏

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to Sheperdess

Thank you Sheperdess for your encouragement good luck in your healthy eating journey

Chasarama
Chasarama1st 7lbs

Good job on fitting into the jeans! sounds like you are doing amazingly!!! Keep up there good work!!! xx

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to Chasarama

Thanks Chasarama that was a bonus I would have felt such a failure if I had lost weight bought new clothes then have to buy another set as I had put on so much weight again

Cp1965
Cp196545kg

Fantastic feeling isn't it?! The next stage is taking bags of clothes to the charity shop because they're TOO BIG!! 😁

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to Cp1965

I've done that once so fortunately it just being the ones I had replaced them so pleased thank you Cp1965

Wow JeffD that looks v tasty - cd eat that right now - evening munchies have set in - 2 satsumas aren't hitting the spot😐. You're on a roll! Great news on greeting the 13s and the smaller jeans - keep at it!

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to dontdojogging

Thank you I am so pleased it seemed such a struggle for the last few weeks. Think with the LCHF you don't get the same hunger as when you're on carbs it seems to work for me anyway (at the moment) Good luck with yours.

Edge1234
Edge1234Restart June 2020

Well done to you - that is the positive post we wish we were all writing!!

Keep it up - if you have tough days read your post and the replies and I bet you put the bag of crisps back in the cupboard!

Xx

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to Edge1234

Thanks Edge there will be bad days and times where I won’t be able to make the food choices I usually make or a feeling I am going nowhere with and it’s worth not losing focus of what has been achieved so far. I hope things are going well for you too.

Edge1234
Edge1234Restart June 2020
in reply to JeffDavies123

So so for now but thanks for asking x

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to Edge1234

Keep hanging in there I am hoping we are all in this for the long haul

Manda43
Manda432020 January

Looks amazing x

gman1961
gman1961Working at it

Well done Jeff on your weight loss,nice picture.

Have a great week.

Gary

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to gman1961

Thanks Gary

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to gman1961

Good luck with your healthy eating journey Gary

gman1961
gman1961Working at it
in reply to JeffDavies123

Weigh in tomorrow,

Gary

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to gman1961

May the scales for ever be in your favour!

If not tomorrow’s another day 👍🏽

Readaholic4
Readaholic42020 June

Well done on your weight loss keep going and you'll get to that final goalpost :)

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to Readaholic4

Thanks readaholic4 I must realise this is the long hall now and resist the temptation to go make to habits that caused the weight to go back on in the first place. Good luck with your journey too.

Britipina23
Britipina232020 June

Well done JeffDavies123! Keep it up. Food looks very nice too.

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to Britipina23

Thank you Britpina23 good luck with your weight loss journey too

Missdoubleyou
Missdoubleyou2020 June

That’s a fantastic loss (and a delicious salad!). I’m also on LCHF (3rd week). I don’t weigh myself for various reasons but really seeing the difference in how my clothes fit!

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to Missdoubleyou

Glad you’re noticing a difference I can’t see weighing scales so I have talking ones there is always enough pause to make me a little nervous before she announces my weight that morning! The fact you’re noticing a difference means it’s going well. Good luck with your healthy eating journey I wish you every success.

Missdoubleyou
Missdoubleyou2020 June
in reply to JeffDavies123

Good for you! My dad has a neurological disorder which means he can’t weigh himself and I think I might have the same. I can see how they can motivate though.

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to Missdoubleyou

I think if your clothes are not as tight and then fall off you’re going in the right direction so you feel lighter and have more energy numbers in a scale aren’t necessary

Goodbye2fat
Goodbye2fat2020 June

Well done. Keep going. 👏👏👏

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to Goodbye2fat

Thanks H

Goodbye I've a lot more to lose but I feel I'm finally making some headway now. Good luck with your weight loss journey too.

Goodbye2fat
Goodbye2fat2020 June
in reply to JeffDavies123

We will keep supporting each other. I also have alot to loss and I have broken it down to small achievable goals which has given me alot of motivation. Eg I have set myself to loss 5-7pds every two weeks and only weigh and measure myself then. Remember to reward yourself/celebrate every loss. We will get there. Good luck.

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to Goodbye2fat

T o lose 5-7 lbs in two weeks is really an achievement good luck with Goodbye2fat

Congrats!

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to zinza

Thanks zigzag and good luck to you too.

Well done. I have been eating healthy and trying to exercise for 6 weeks. Hit the half stone this morning. Another pound and I will be in the 14st but still a long way to go but feeling good. X

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to purpleswimmer

Thanks purpleswimmer it's great when you reach a target as you realise it will go eventually. I am sure it's a combination of changing your eating habits and doing some exercise which moves things along keep up the good work.

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator
in reply to purpleswimmer

Good going :) Are you going to join a weekly weigh in? The team support is brilliant

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to BridgeGirl

Hi Bridge-girl Thank you for your words of support. I usually Weigh in on a Sunday though I won’t be able to this week. Good luck with your healthy eating journey

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator
in reply to JeffDavies123

Sorry, I meant that for purpleswimmer.

I used to be a member of the Sunday team. It's always been a great team.

Good luck to you, too

purpleswimmer
purpleswimmer2020 May
in reply to BridgeGirl

I dip in and out of the chats so have not actually joined the weigh in. I will keep posting any loss though at moment is very slow. Hopefully once swimming opens up again and I feel safe the weight might shift faster. Xx

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to purpleswimmer

Thing is you’re still focussed . Exercise helps and makes you feel better but it’s much better you choose something you like doing🦆I like my bike not really interested in weights or aerobics so I would nt do it. I saw a few fresh water swimmers in the sea the other day.. They say 85% of our weight loss is diet so it’s no problem. Good luck with it you’re obviously doing ok

Climb007
Climb0072020 March
in reply to purpleswimmer

Well done purpleswimmer, I'm in the same boat, not weighing my self but keeping active and counting calories. Good luck, you can do it 😊

Congratulations on the loss this week and overall and yes getting into that next bracket even if its only by half lb it is a boost 13st 13.5lbs sounds better than 14st. I'm actually only 4ft 11.5 inches and the 4 seems to make people think small so I've always said im 5ft it sounds SO much bigger LOL. That salad looks gorgeous

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to Craftyperson

Thank you for your kind words and encouragement yes psychologically just getting into that 13 stone bracket was a great boost. Height isn’t important remember the best things come in small packages. Good luck on your weight loss journey

Craftyperson
Craftyperson2 stone
in reply to JeffDavies123

Cheers it can be a problem in supermarkets especially when people dont want to help nowadays.

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to Craftyperson

I struggle with my sight so I can never find prices and have to pick everything up to see what things are. You’ll have to get a big stick with a hand at the end 😂😂

Craftyperson
Craftyperson2 stone
in reply to JeffDavies123

LOL i have a lot of intollerences so have to check labels on everything and I get some terrible looks now when put things back

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to Craftyperson

Take no notice I don’t !! Good luck👍🏽

Craftyperson
Craftyperson2 stone
in reply to JeffDavies123

Cheers I don't

Kacey12
Kacey12Healthy BMI

It's really great to go into a lower weight bracket, isn't it? Especially if, like me, one tends to hover for a while! I'm a big fan of LCHF, and it seems to be working for you too. Good luck on getting to the next milestone!

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to Kacey12

Thank you so much Kacey12 it’s a great boost. I felt things felt so slow and no doubt they will be again for a while. I don’t feel hungry all the time on LCHF as I did not calorie control diets. It seems to be working for me I can see why so many members of this group endorse it. Good luck on your healthy eating journey too !!

BJ2020
BJ20202020 June

Congrats, is that an avocado I see in the pic. Just bought one myself, no idea what to do with it, I'm new here BTW. I'm currently at 14st will probably move to the 13s soon myself after been in the 14st's for about 2 1/2 months.

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to BJ2020

Hi BJ feel it to make sure it’s ripe. Slice it in half and separate

one side will have a stone in.

Scoop stone out stone with a small spoon. Going round the skin scoop out the flesh separating it from the skin 👍🏽 Good luck on your healthy eating journey and taming an avocado ! Hope you reach the 13 s soon I am using the LCHF approach and getting back on my bike. This is currently working for me.

BJ2020
BJ20202020 June
in reply to JeffDavies123

Thanks for the advice 🙂

JeffDavies123
JeffDavies1231 stone
in reply to BJ2020

You’re welcome if you like I’ll deal with a pineapple next week 😂😂

BJ2020
BJ20202020 June
in reply to JeffDavies123

Haha, I just bought one of those today too.

Now they apparently are quite high in sugar content as are sweetcorn grapes oranges if you were strictly following the LCHF approach but it depends how strict you are being. To me they are all natural healthy foods so I don’t beat myself up about it, everything in moderation.

If ripe cut the green leaves off.

Slice it in big thick rings with peel still on

Trim the skin off each sliced ring that’s the easiest way 👍🏽

Climb007
Climb0072020 March

Well done jeffdavies123. You've motivated me too. Getting you to the stone bracket on the scales is a great achievement. Good luck.

Thank you Climb007 I’ve relaxed it a bit this weekend as my daughter and grandson are here back on it Sunday. I won’t go daft though. Good luck with your weight loss journey. I just need to convince myself this is it now for always it’s a life time change I am not going on a diet for a few weeks. I am going to permanently change the food and way I eat.

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