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  • If you are measuring your food properly but eating back the calories MFP gives you for the classes that might be your problem. MFP seems to overestimate the calories burned by quite a bit so your 10 calories might actually be a few 100 over. A few people I know started losing weight consistently once they either stopped…
  • Other than calories I look at fat, protein and iron because I'm anaemic so I'm trying to get more iron in my diet so I can get off iron tablets.
  • Try a good high cocoa percentage dark chocolate for the chocolate cravings. I usually need a lot less of it than milk to satisfy my cravings. Sorry I cant help with the carbs, I don't normally have a problem with them. It's chocolate all the way for me. I personally find that if I'm craving something really bad I have to…
  • I'd normally agree with the not drinking calories but the last time I took pills from the doctor to soften stools I was really ill. I've agreed to having 100 ml of orange juice with the tablet 3 times a day and also having 3 proper oranges. The whole oranges won't be as effective as the orange juice but they will be much…
  • Well I finally got my blood tests back and my doctor says I'm healthier than a lot of her patients who are at an ideal body weight. I do have a pretty big iron deficiency, which she says is probably why I get dizzy and why I'm so tired. But she also says it's probably the change in my diet that's caused it. She's given me…
  • You will lose weight as long as your calories used is larger than calories consumed. The calories may not be as useful to your body if they are "empty calories" but as long as your net calories are under your goal you'll lose weight. Having said that if you want to eat clean then try sweet fruit such as strawberries,…
  • That's really interesting. We have a £1 store in the UK but they don't sell fresh produce. Thankfully we do have shops like aldi who do 69 pence fresh fruit and veg with different specials each week.
  • Glad there's lots of family around for you both. Support can make all the difference when things are tough.
  • This is in the UK but perhaps you have something similar in the USA. My sister runs a best before program where companies donate food that's after the best before date but still ok to eat. Things like rice, pasta, cereal, tinned food etc., they pass it on mostly to churches and homeless shelters but they also sell to the…
  • Married in everything but name. It must have hard on both you and your son.
  • I'd recommend it, I normally do an aquafit, a clubbercise and a zumba each week. One of my friends prefers to do body pump and circuits but she says the people in her classes are just as friendly.
  • I so felt the same way but when I started this I told my hubby I'd go out in public to exercise once I got to under 21 stone. Truly I never thought it would happen, at the time it meant a 3.5 stone (48 lb) weight loss and that seemed unachievable to me. Hubby reminded me once I got there and said he'd come along with me so…
  • I can only offer what my experience has taught me but I hope it helps. I've always been overweight and I've never really been self confident, I also have a lot more problems than just my weight and I was always pretty sure I would always be alone because no one would want me. I knew my parents and whole extended family…
  • My confession is that when I first started reading the forums I was very confused that I kept seeing CICO all over the place. Cico (pronounced Tea co) is the name of our adopted cat. It took me about a week to learn what it actually means, and I felt like such an idiot.
  • I know a lot of people who do SW and some lost a lot and some gained. I love some of the slimming world recipes and have them as meals. I got a nasty surprise on one though as bbq pulled beef recipe a friend had it said it was for 4 people but used 2kg of beef technically the meal was all "free" food but the calories pet…
  • Thanks for the support, it does mean a lot to me. Hupsii, thank you very much. I've never heard of them before, but there is an overeaters anonymous group about 30 miles away from me, and talking to my psychologist she said it might be a good support group. So we are going to try and arrange a meeting with the leader to…
  • Try shopping at your local market, you can often get a lot more for your money there and you also walk more without realising it. I personally won't buy meat from ours because the person selling meat doesn't keep it refrigerated but I can get 10 oranges for £1 while I only get 4 in the supermarket. Try bulking out meals…
  • Thanks for the support kmleaf, I'm hoping it's just a vitamin deficiency and a supplement will take care of it, but diabetes runs in the family so I'm a little worried about that. Pocketaces I think you are very brave to try to quit smoking at the same time as losing weight, I hope you do it and remember we are here for…
  • There's been some pretty good advice so far but I'll add try to go with someone else, that way you can encourage each other to do one more lap than before. I'd alao suggest going for an aquafit class if it's include in your membership, they are quite fun of you get a good instructor and not just for old people.
  • It's not bad, but even following the "rules" you can still log way over your maintenance calories without even realising it. I know people who have lost loads of weight with slimming world and I also know people who have gained weight following the plan. The way it works is that you are supposed to make sure at least a…
  • Can't help with exercises but try putting fresh fruit with water in a 2 litre bottle and leaving it overnight in the fridge. That way the water has flavour and you know that you need to drink all the water in the bottle for your daily intake. Try adding Ice cubes, you can even freeze mint leaves in ice cube trays and…
  • Ok I'm going to be honest and I'd appreciate not being flamed for it because it is still uncomfortable for me even though I don't actually know you guys and girls. Yes food addiction does exist although it is rare and yes my doctor diagnosis me with it BUT I had to have a loaf of tests including a brain scan while been…
  • The only things that get ironed in our house are hubby's uniform for work and the youngest's school shirts which I bought as non iron but still look wrinkly when I take them out of the dryer. On the other hand one of my sisters irons her socks, bedding and towels. I keep telling her she has far too much time on her hands
  • I agree although I must admit that my mother ended up naming her, when I was pregnant both my hubby and I called her the brat or the pest (or worse depending on how bad a night I'd had) and my mother would always reply that each child was a gem no matter how badly behaved. When the baby was born and we found out we had and…
  • Better than Amaryllis which is what I wanted to call our eldest. The only excuse I have is that I was only 21 and odd names was the thing bank then (and I really love the flower and that it means water goddess). Fortunately wiser heads prevailed and she ended up being called Gemma.
  • Hey kmleaf I'm glad she's being sensible and congratulations on being able to get into your old jeans that's awesome. I finally plucked up the courage to go to the doctors for a general checkup, I've been feeling dizzy after exercising. She booked me in for a full fasting blood check on Friday morning to check my vitamin…
  • My favorite animal has to be cats, they are cute, fluffy and our two tag team me for attention. I also find their purr really stress releasing. I do confess that I find most for legged furry animals adorable though, even mice and tame rats. I don't like insects or spiders but I don't mind reptiles. Given the choice I'd…
  • Please remember if you are working out you may not lose weight as quickly, you may be gaining some muscle which is denser than fat. The plus side is that your clothes get looser on you, even thought the scales say you only lost a pound. I got really down heartened when I hit this plateau but had one of the instructors at…
  • Hi all I'm reasonably new to MFP but been losing weight since January. I started out at 341lb and I'm now down to 291lb. I need to lose another 150ish lb and pretty much hit a plateau so need all the motivation I can get my hands on lol. Well done for taking the right path Shells, now is the time for you to lose the weight…
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