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Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September

Hi guys anyone else calorie counting?! How have you gotten on?! Looking to make some new friends who are on the same journey as me ☺️ hopefully we can support and motivate each other.... I’ve currently lost just over 2 stone got another 7 stone to lose 😫

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BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator

Welcome back, Katielouise456 :) Looks like you've made a good start.

Yes, there are plenty of members counting calories. I suggest you head over to the Daily Diary where members post their meal and exercise plans: add yours and have a chat: it's a great place for sharing ideas.

You'll find a Welcome post, Daily Diary, weigh in and all our other activities by following this link healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh... to Pinned Posts.

The more you join in, the more you'll get out of it so take your time finding your way around.

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to BridgeGirl

Hi BridgeGirl I can’t seem to find the daily diary 🤦🏻‍♀️ I’ve typed it in here but I can’t follow it or make a post.... I’m still trying to figure this forum out lol 😂

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Katielouise456

You won't be making a post, you'll be replying to the host :)

If you click on that blue link I've given you, it will take you to a list of posts starting with Welcome Newbies, then Frequently Asked Questions and so on. Scroll down them and you'll come to the Diary. Just don't use the app: use the website via your browser.

What are you using? Phone, tablet, laptop?

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to BridgeGirl

Ok thank you ☺️ I’m using a phone

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Katielouise456

Here's a pictorial guide showing how to navigate with your phone healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh... And it's not just you: it's not the easiest but it's not entirely under our control :)

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to BridgeGirl

Thank you very much ☺️

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Katielouise456

Hope you sort it :) Today's Diary closes at 9: tomorrow's is just getting started

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to BridgeGirl

I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it once I’ve been on here for a while ☺️

Yes I’m calorie counting . Trying to stick to 1400 a day 🌸

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to JoyfulJayne

That’s my daily target too ☺️

JoyfulJayne
JoyfulJayne7lbs in reply to JoyfulJayne

I find it helps to make sure I’ve had my 5 a day fruit / veg . It fills me up 😋

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to JoyfulJayne

Yh I love loads of fruit with my breakfast ☺️

JoyfulJayne
JoyfulJayne7lbs in reply to Katielouise456

I like blue berries on Tesco malt wheats

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to JoyfulJayne

Sound lovely 😊

Hi, yes to calorie counting - I’ve been doing it since July 2019, so over a year now 😊 my daily limit is 1450. But I also look at nutrients and what I eat, not only the calorie value. Plus I’m restricting my eating window to 8 hours a day. 2 stone is a lot, it’s probably better not look at the 7 remaining - big numbers can be daunting, better to simply look at the next one. There’s no rush, your heath is already improving and you must feel the difference. All the best to you.

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to N-o-r-d-i

Thank you ☺️ I do feel better in myself.... and yes you’re right I will just set myself mini targets of half a stone each time ☺️ well done on your progress too... we’ve got this

Tall1732
Tall1732Maintainer

I calorie count and use a app called lose it. I’ve managed to lose 36 kg using this method so does work. Anything I can do help get in touch

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to Tall1732

Well done that’s amazing 🙌🏻 I also use that app too it’s great isn’t it.... and thank you so much ☺️

Tall1732
Tall1732Maintainer in reply to Katielouise456

I only wanna maintain now as hit my target and more but still log everything I eat so can judge how my weight should be. I’ve a Apple Watch so great for it knowing my steps and exercise I’ve achieved in day.

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to Tall1732

That’s fantastic ☺️ you should be very proud of yourself.... keep it up

molly1972
molly1972Restart Sept 2020 in reply to Tall1732

Ooo i've just downloaded this app, i'll have a proper look later and hopefully it should help, it looks like it has for you, well done on your loss of 36Kg :-)

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to molly1972

It’s a really good app ☺️ and wow it seems loads when you say it in Kg lol

Yes I calorie count but obviously depends what the calories are . I found Myfitnesspal helped as I wanted healthy food and found that odd can of low cal soup I had for convenience was laden with either sugar , salt or both .I eat a lot of salad , veg , chicken , fish and have porridge made with water every morning but also like the odd glass or wine , one biscuit and I love lentil curls and pea stick from Lidl which I dip into cottage cheese instead of rice cakes for a change .

I have managed to keep off the 18kg I lost between Jan 2018-2019 by sensible balance but calories worked for me as I love food and variety. No bans on anything and I hate the word diet.

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to focused1

Well done that’s fantastic 🙌🏻 keep up the good work

Hi Katie Louise You have already done amazingly so keep going! Yes, I am calorie counting too, trying to keep within 1200-1300 per day. I have only done 1 week but lost 2 pounds and 1 inch. Small start but right direction! I had one bad day and didn't do quite as much exercise as I wanted so it could be better.... Onwards, and downwards!

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to doingitfordad

Well done on your weight loss that’s fantastic ☺️ one bad day won’t ruin all your progress it’s impossible to be good all the time trust me I know lol 😂 just keep it up hun

TheProf
TheProf2020 July

Hi - I've been calorie counting for a year - lost 25kgs - Another year to go (or more).

Just have to keep going. I'm not an accurate counter but I know what makes a good meal after all this time.

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to TheProf

Well done that’s amazing 🙌🏻 as long as you’re still losing then that’s all that matters keep it up ☺️

TheProf
TheProf2020 July

Yes - I had to calculate a sensible loss rate and it worked out that 2 years was the earliest I could get down to anywhere near my target (around 100kg). P.S. I'm an old bloke of 66 so it ain't easy.

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to TheProf

I know what you mean even though I’m only 32 I’ve got health conditions that limit me from exercising so it’s purely down to food choices for me.... keep up the good work ☺️

UnitedRed
UnitedRed5 stone

Hi Katielouise456, I've been calorie counting for 4 months now and have lost 4.5st. Also using the LoseIt! app. I aim for 1700 a day (but I'm a guy) and have found intermittent fasting (only eating in an 8 hour window each day) really effective.

My initial goal was to loose 7st - and it felt a long way off at the start! But now that I'm past half way I'm starting to think about a new big goal. I've found acknowledging milestones really important - every stone or half stone lost, and every time I've dropped a "big" number on the scales like going from 19st into the 18s.

Good luck on your journey, sounds like you've been doing great.

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to UnitedRed

Amazing ☺️ well done that’s fantastic 🙌🏻 keep up the good work ☺️ it’s not easy by any means but I’m happy as long as I see a loss I know I won’t see a loss every week but as long as I’m trying my best that’s all I can do.... I’ve got health conditions too so it makes it hard for me to exercise so it’s purely down to food with me.... good luck on the rest of your journey ☺️

Cp1965
Cp196548kg

I'm doing a mixture of calorie counting and LCHF (low carb, healthy fat) and it's (mostly) working for me. I log everything in MyFitnesspal, target is 1950 cals/day (male, reasonably active), and I too have found that posting in the Daily Diary gives me an incentive to stick to plan.

One thing I have found - beware of too much fruit - full of sugar! I stick mainly to berries and the occasional apple now.

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3 stone

Hi, would you like to join us on the Daily Diary and post your menu for tomorrow? Here's the link, I hope to see you there! :-) x

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to Lytham

Thank you I’ll head over ☺️ x

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3 stone in reply to Katielouise456

Excellent, see you there, you can probably teach us a thing or two! :-) x

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to Lytham

Lol well I love my food 😂 x

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3 stone in reply to Katielouise456

Lol ! :-) x

boaters
boatersVisitor

Hi - Well done on your amazing loss so far. Break your future loss into small increments and aim for individual targets and milestones. And don't get downhearted when things slow down a bit - as they're bound to do once in a while.

Calorie counting is the only thing that's ever worked for me. My weight has yo-yo'd for over 50 years, from losing half a stone or so in my 20s and increasing as the years have gone by - the most I've ever lost is 3 stone. Sadly I'm not good at maintaining, so 3 years on from that 3 stone loss I'm now part way through losing 2 stone that I gained!

I'm currently on about 1250 cals a day, allowing for a good dog walk - 1-2 lbs loss pw, with an overall loss so far since mid August of 10lbs.

I use a programme that counts calories but like many that are out there, it also works out your nutritional intake. I stick as closely as I can to 20% protein, 30% fat and 50% carbohydrate. And you can log your exercise to "buy" extra calorie allowance. You need to eat most of your exercise calories, and the secret is to plan, plan plan!

Good luck - continue as you've been doing and we'll look out for your progress in future posts. And share when you're feeling down - plenty of others to help you along and perk you up.

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to boaters

Thank you ☺️ that’s what I’m doing I’m concentrating on half a stone each time that way it doesn’t seem so daunting.... my weight is always up and down too I’ve been dieting since I was 13 I’m now 32 that’s a long time 😫 but I’m hoping this is the last time 🤞🏻 well done on your loss so far be proud of every pound you lose like you say even if it’s just 1-2lb per week that’s a sustainable loss.... good luck to you too ☺️

Timetobeheathy
Timetobeheathy2020 September

Well done Katielouise456 - you have done amazingly well! I count my calories most of the time. i tend to use apps although i confess i get very annoyed with them as i have yet to find one which allows me to create my own recipes (and portion size) and also scan more ready made meals. personally i prefer to follow my protein, fat and carb levels too to make sure my calories are not too carb based.

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to Timetobeheathy

Lose it app is great.... I use this app and you can do all of those things you said ☺️

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Timetobeheathy

Hi Timetobeheathy and welcome to the weight loss forum.. May I suggest that you follow all the links you've been sent in your welcome package It's best to use the website as opposed to the app.

I hope you join the Daily Diary, there's lots of delicious ideas there. When you have decided your “weigh in day”, join one of the weekly weigh ins.

If you are counting calories please run your data through the NHS site, to calculate your BMI and with that obtain your calorie allowance.

healthunlocked.com/api/redi...

Good luck with your weight loss journey.🍀

Lozx
LozxRestart October 2020 in reply to Timetobeheathy

Hi, my fitness pal allows you to create your own recipes :0)

Timetobeheathy
Timetobeheathy2020 September

Thanks for the tip katielouise456 - will try out that app tomorrow

Katielouise456
Katielouise4562020 September in reply to Timetobeheathy

You’re welcome 😊

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