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  • 43 years old 5'4" 01/03 146lb 01/05 145.2 Very soon to be posting again but I record my weekly weight on a Wed. Going in the right direction and I already feel better back in my usual routine, hopefully not too long before I am back to my pre-Christmas weight in the 142’s, the ultimate goal is in the 130’s (I’ll take…
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb New Goal 142lb Last weigh-in: 144.2 (a few weeks ago) This weeks weigh-in: 145.2 I had pre-Christmas settled around 142.5 and 143, expected to be up a bit over Christmas and was up to 146. This is my week of bloat so hopefully next week I will be back around 143/144.…
  • 43 years old 5'4" I'm 146 this-morning, pre Christmas I was bouncing between 142.5 and 143.5 so I'll I'd like to get back to the 142's ASAP - hoping a lot of the gain is temporary from extra salt and carbs. Ideally I'd like to hit 140 by Feb. Had a good break over the holidays and ate loads so certainly not going into…
  • @FitByFifty1970 your doing brilliant!!!! I can't seem to add you as a friend since they updated the app. If you can add me from your side could you. I'd be really interested in seeing your diary. I'm normally very good at logging but haven't for the past two weeks. Back to routine today though. I'm up about 3lbs over…
  • I over indulged the past few days and planned to. I know if I stood on the scales now I would be up about 7lbs but the 27th is my cut off date. Personally for me if I didn't allow myself this period of overindulgence I would feel deprived going into January. I'll weigh myself tomorrow and know I'll drop the majority within…
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb New Goal 142lb Last week's weigh-in: 142.8 This weeks weigh-in: 144.2 Fighting a cold all week so haven't been as active as usual, plus upping my water to try beat the cold. Not too worried about the gain as I'm sure it's nearly all water, certainly haven't gone over…
  • @lauriekallis great to hear from you and hope life is good. Loosing 100lbs is a huge achievement and keeping it off is something you must be so proud of. The last few pounds are really are just vanity pounds that we torture ourselves with. I hope your enjoying the new you and not limiting what you have accomplished with…
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb New Goal 142lb Last week's weigh-in: 143.8 This weeks weigh-in: 142.8 The downward trend continues 😊, into a nice routine now with exercise and food. Loosing the reins at the weekend and able to enjoy the freedom. Had my consultation with second surgeon this week and…
  • @FitByFifty1970 well done, great achievement and brilliant to get it pre Christmas too. Kick back and enjoy the festive. Brilliant that it's fitting so well into your lifestyle.
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb New Goal 142lb Last week's weigh-in: 144.4 This weeks weigh-in: 143.8 Not sure why I havent changed anything but weight seems to be slowly creeping down. Had a few weeks of it constantly bouncing above 146 but it seems to have finally started moving down and settling…
  • @FitByFifty1970 Actually its not even that much of a delay now, my GP referred me to her choice and I have a consult mid Dec :-) Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb New Goal 142lb Last week's weigh-in: 145.8 This weeks weigh-in: 144.4 I seem to be settling into about 1 lb a month loss, which I’m happy…
  • I'm normally up 2 or 3lbs the day after a big cycle. Usually takes 2 days to go back down.
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb New Goal 142lb Last week's weigh-in: 145.2 This weeks weigh-in: 145.8 Was down to 143.8 last week for a doctors appointment, happy to be back up this week as I ate very little to get to that point and it wasn't sustainable. had a good week this week of entering a…
  • Herbs, spices and splash of milk are not counted - unless I want them recorded in a recipe. One thing I do is create all my common breakfasts and lunches on the "my meals" this way I have all my usual go-to meals that can be added quickly with 1 click and the portions sizes don't change with these meals. I also created a…
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb New Goal 142lb Last week's weigh-in: 145.8 This weeks weigh-in: 145.2 Need to be at 145.8 or below for Dr appointment on Monday and am away with friends this weekend at a Spa hotel 😬 plan is to enjoy the dinners (within reason) and spend time between eating in the…
  • @lauriekallis great you finally got surgery. 🤞Your recovery goes well and it's a success. Perfect timing too that you can hibernate and recover in the cold dark months and hopefully your feeling 100% as spring rolls in. Take care & wishing you a speedy recovery!
  • @FitByFifty1970 your getting very close to your 130's goal 👏👏👏👏 enjoy the week of meet ups ahead. Think we all appreciate those weeks even more now after covid.
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb Last week's weigh-in: 147.2 This weeks weigh-in: 145.8 Going in the right direction again. Hopefully, see the 144's in the next week or so. Sticking to low calories during the week and having a bit of wriggle room for the weekends seems to be working . . . . .…
  • Welcome back @NetiOne I definitely get the night time binging. If I've too few calories during the day I'll go totally over that evening. I try to keep about 250kcal for evening snacks as it when I look for sugar. Generally it's a small bar of chocolate and a Yoghurt with fruit. I definitely need my sweet fix in the…
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb Last week's weigh-in: 147.2 This weeks weigh-in: 147.0 Well I'm certainly rocking maintenence, if only it was at 5lbs lighter 😂 I'm sure I'll get there and no point getting upset at the scales not moving. I'll need to be below 145 for my appointment on the 8th but…
  • @FitByFifty1970 now with the free public healthcare even more reasons to come on over ☺️ I do feel incredibly lucky to live in a country with free health and education.
  • @FitByFifty1970 I'm based in Ireland so might be different for you. I have private health insurance but would meet the criteria for public if I needed. First off I went to my GP to get her opinion and make sure she was in agreement with me meeting the criteria. She recommended some surgeons where my insurance would fully…
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb Last week's weigh-in: 145.8 This weeks weigh-in: 147.2 Was away for the weekend cycling and kayaking up the mountains so I would expect weight to be up a few lbs as muscles hold onto water for a bit. I'm always up a bit on Mondays after my Sunday cycle so was…
  • @lauriekallis Im amazed that one meal like a pizza will show on the scales for three maybe four days 😞 it's a constant battle! But I keep on reminding myself that previously I was completely obvious to the lbs creeping up. Waiting for the day that eating the right amount of calories is second nature.
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb Last week's weigh-in: 145.8 This weeks weigh-in: 145.8 Bouncing around this week about half a lb in each direction before landing back at this point today. Good week overall, sticking to exercise and getting lots in and seeing improvements in my swimming. Signed up…
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb Last week's weigh-in: 146.2 This weeks weigh-in: 145.8 Woohoo, mini victory landing in 145's! Delighted it's happened without having to go back to 1200kcal a day as the 1400 feels much more sustainable. Back with dietitian next week so will be interested to see if…
  • @lauriekallis and @FitByFifty1970 yep people seem to loose interest when you mention watching calories and don't have a secret weight loss tea to tell them about 🤷‍♀️ unfortunately it's the boring stuff that works.
  • Same as others have said I pre plan and pre log everything that I can picking the healthier option. Also if I have more than 1 invite for a meal out in a week I will usually go to one of the events late, just joining for a coffee after the meal. If that's not possible I'll make sure to get an extra exercise session in to…
  • @lauriekallis I think the past month or so I've found my maintenance calories and it's at about 1500 (including exercise). It's lower than I'd hoped 😬 but at least I can plan around it now.
  • Was just about to say the same, even 650 would seem high.
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