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  • Would like to join too please. Making things fun and sociable is my number one motivator, so a game is ideal, exactly what I was looking for thank you!
  • I've just joined this group too, had a long break from MFP and need motivation. Ran a 10k yesterday, and it would be easier without the extra pounds!!
  • I'm still here! Easter holidays intervened, and much looked forward to week in the Lake District. I'm at the same weight I was four weeks ago (having gone up and down) mainly because we walked up those hills mainly fuelled by cake :wink: Here's a few photos (including one to make you laugh) - why I've not been on here,…
  • @lizadaze your posts are wonderful, honest and inspiring, memorable too :-) Exercise for stress relief is the way to go, for sure. NSVs: I'm fit and healthy - resting pulse is 58 and recovers fast even after uphill cycle (thanks to weights I reckon) I'm keeping going. Like many said last week, I would usually struggle to…
  • Thanks everyone for those posts. Especially @momof2boyz832 you're right - it has got to pay off eventually, like you would usually get frustrated and lose focus (well I have, but now refocussing!) Copying my status from newsfeed below: * Not giving up, but jolly tempted to throw in the towel. So, I need to see learning…
  • It is helpful reading about you all keeping going with fitness/weight in the midst of busy lives - helps me not to make excuses and keep going too! I'm struggling to do well at weekends, hopefully not undoing all the good work mon-fri, but finding it hard not to snack in the eves and eat cake in the day (been saying to…
  • Checking in. So glad I'm in this group, I would have fallen by the wayside over the last few days, but hearing so many other people having blips and then carrying on brings home that is normal, to be expected, not a reason to give up all hope! So there are the scales, the mirror and the tape measure - the scales are not…
  • Good points. What I liked about running (jogging, really) was that it requires little prep, you just open the front door and off you go, great way to de-stress. But mountain-biking is better for enjoyment, low-impact cardio, some muscles; when I can persuade a friend to accompany me - lucky enough to live right next to the…
  • @lizadaze hope you find just the right job as a result of your current search. You've done so well with your fitness goals, and helped us too. I did have a peek at the scales today, although I had intended to wait for two weeks before looking. Have lost 1lb this week, so that is good especially considering the TOM*, and I…
  • Thanks for the detailed reply, very helpful. It's a real motivator to get on with things now rather than leaving it until later when it would be harder work! That's kind of what I thought I would hear, but good to know for sure. Yes am doing weights, partly because of how seeing the benefits when I did so a few years ago,…
  • Hang in there @kesslemg sounds like big changes and you're not giving up. I did a bit of paid work (teaching) for first time in 12 years in January and though it was a big change, on the plus side it made it easier not to snack - is that the same for you? What about one of those vacuum flasks designed to take soup for…
  • Am having such a good start to week here, motivation sky-high so wanted to encourage you all - I've got enthusiasm in bags full, enough for everyone to have a share! Probably endorphins kicking in as just got finished a long bike ride on the tandem, picnic (brrr!) by the sea with hubby. I'm sure reading everyone's ups and…
  • @highlandshoppa - had never even heard of a green smoothie - have google it and might give it a go, relieved to see it doesn't have to have yoghurt in it. Thanks for the tip! @tyboskates I wish I liked yoghurt, it would add so many breakfast and dessert options... Yoghurt (and porridge) are my only intense dislikes. Glad…
  • I've a question on this topic for Jonathan: Can you tell us a bit about how women gain muscle pre, post, and approaching menopause? Wondering if the change in hormones means that it 'easier' to gain muscle before? Or does it not make any difference?
  • @lizadaze thank you for the encouragement too. Let me know if any food items need translating, LOL. (I know my recipe books sometimes really confuse me with different names for things over here. zuchinni? You mean a courgette! Graham cracker? I think that is a digestive biscuit. Call that a biscuit? No that is a scone. Etc…
  • Thank you @lizadaze - my mistake, posting in the wrong place. :-)
  • It's half term here, four kids to keep busy all day. My goal this week is just to keep trying to log food diary...and keep going...
  • @lizadaze - oh dear, hope you got a better night's sleep, apologies for my countrymates waking you up. Am on here this evening to make sure I keep going - not such a good day, with cake at a caafe with a friend, then making birthday cake decorated with choc sweets, too difficult not to eat leftovers and some. Will start…
  • @momof2boyz832 just to say good luck this week, stay positive. I'm sure you'll be successful - you're looking for what you have is good, and finding a group like this surely helps keep going. I relate so much to what you have written in your post!
  • "Progress not perfection" - going to be repeating that to myself! @Sillybee727 I'm weighing fortnightly, for same reason as you. Measurements too, in case they are more encouraging than scales. And so far haven't peeked once, will try and repeat the no-peeking this fortnight. I love reading everyone's goals. Gives great…
  • I agree. When I lost successfully in the past (few years ago now) I was combining weights class (bodypump) with watching my calories (weight-watchers style.) Mind you, I still prefer cycling, and good to have healthy heart and lungs. But for weight loss and getting trimmer, weights are far more effective for me than…
  • Glad you thought of setting up this group with 'clear goal for the week' ...managed to resist the midweek glass of wine last night, really wanted it and wouldn't have resisted normally. But I had put it as a clear goal....so stuck it out. Well done Sillybee on the treadmill. Hoping for real encouraging results next week…
  • Doing well with logging and sticking to calorie goal, even though got a rubbish cold so not exercising as energetically as I would hope to usually. No evening snacking to overshoot calorie goal - have either done a bit of knitting or gone to bed early feeling unwell. Not exciting, but successful for this 12 week project!…
  • Hi, I'm CJ I introduced myself on the other thread - this is first group I've joined so bit unsure how it works, but SO PLEASED to have found this, thank you. I'm 43, aiming to lose 10-12 lb for this 12 week challenge. My goals this week: 1)No wine (etc) Mon - Thurs 2)In the evening when fancy a snack - make something…
  • Hi, I'm CJ I'm really pleased to have found this group (thanks Elizabeth and everyone) because 'finding support' is one of my strategies for reaching my goal, instead of giving up partway and regaining which I have done for several years. I'm 43. Over 12 weeks I'll set a goal 0f 10-12 lb Overall have 30lb to go. CW 160lb…
  • I have rejoined today, and want to find support too, hoping it will make the difference. Daft question, but HOW do you add friends? Do you click the 'message' button that pops up on a members profile? I don't want to message people asking them to be my friend if that is the wrong way to do it...
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