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  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb Last week's weigh-in: 146.8 This weeks weigh-in: 146.2 Working hard the last week, hoping I drop below the 146 in the next week. I'd like to be stable below the 145 in the next month. Very slow to see any progress the past few months but maintaining well. Fitness has…
  • @FitByFifty1970 I've a consultant with a surgeon in Nov for breast reduction. I'm a 32G, as my back size has reduced my cup size is going up so they are really not getting much smaller and look totally out of proportion to the rest of me now. Looks like my surgery wont be until next summer which is a nice amount of time to…
  • @lauriekallis brilliant to see you had another great week. Its awful the amount of pressure we put on ourselves to loose the last few lbs. In reality anyone on the outside looking at any of us would say "she's done great, lost loads of weight and is keeping it off"
  • @NouveauRee nice to have you back, I love that we all have '9.9' in our goals 😂 that 0.1 lb is huge to us all.
  • It really is swings and roundabouts when we're all so close to goal in the general scheme of things. I guess this is all good training for being in lifelong maintenance. Holidays and family occasions will always come up and it's about enjoying them and then getting back on track.
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb Last week's weigh-in: 149.6 This weeks weigh-in: 146.8 Finally the bloat is subsiding, being careful what I eat the past few days but making sure it's enough to fuel exercise. Can really feel the effects antibiotics and being sick is having on my training. Which is…
  • @FitByFifty1970 wow that's a brilliant loss for you this week. Great attitude towards weekends and social events too. Can I ask do you do a lot of exercise to allow for the extra Kcal or just let it even out? I'd love to eventually be hitting somewhere in the 130's, even 139.9 😂 but not sure I will go that low. I'll think…
  • @lauriekallis brilliant the downward trend continues, you must be delighted.
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb Last week's weigh-in: 146.2 This weeks weigh-in: 149.6 🥴 Well that was quick. Came down sick on Sunday and am on antibiotics since monday. Surprised at how quick it has shot up because of medication, even though im not eating much. Just to add I only weighed myself…
  • @lauriekallis I know I needed to get a holiday in the diary to stop me from crying, the thoughts of heading into another winter 😢 Great to see you on the downward slope again you must be delighted.
  • I'm very similar stats to you and had a very similar experience to yourself seeing no difference in the first few months. I was getting very disheartened. Was logging from Sept to Dec last year but on a different app but going back over my records my diet was identical to what I'm eating now. The main difference for me was…
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb Last week's weigh-in: 148.0 This weeks weigh-in: 146.2 Good week this week, lots of exercise as we got the last burst of summer weather. Also booked a holiday for next year 🤞there are no more covid restrictions. Its 10 days paddel boarding and camping around the…
  • @lauriekallis that's a brilliant result this week for you 😊 Nice to see we're all still hanging on in there and 6 months later were all still moving in the right direction. @jo_nz hope your lockdown is sharp and short. I think I'll loose my mind if we go into another one as we come into our winter. Our case numbers are up,…
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb Last week's weigh-in: 148.2 This weeks weigh-in: 148.0 Looks like I've worked out my maintenance calories 😂 I've given up trying to loose another 5lbs this week. I'll be happy to maintain another few weeks and then cut for 4-6 weeks between now and Christmas to get…
  • Yeah likewise @lauriekallis it actually makes a difference having a weekly weigh in somewhere to give me some form of accountability. I'm kinda surprised I haven't gained more the past few weeks - think the increased exercise is standing to me.
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb Last week's weigh-in: 147.2 This weeks weigh-in: 148.2 Need to watch the logging, gotten a bit less organised with it the past few weeks and seeing weight start to go in an upwards trend. Want to rein it in this week to try get to closer to the low 140's in the…
  • @NouveauRee welcome back, great to see more people around.
  • Working from home as a result of covid allowed me a work life balance I had never experienced before. I used to commute 15 hours a week and I've directly transferred these hours to exercise. Also, as I'm in the house all day I'm not eating out and have a much healthier diet. I think this is the first time in 30 years that…
  • @jo_nz have you considered getting a body scan done? Only reason I ask is if your not loosing you may not have much to loose. I can see my weight stabilising now and even weeks that I cut I don't see a loss. According to my body scan I'm very close to optimum but I'm literally on the line for healthy BMI. Might be worth…
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb Last week's weigh-in: 146.2 This weeks weigh-in: 147.2 Lowest this week was 146.0, I hit goal and maintained it for a whole 24 hours 😂😂😂. Not too worried about it, the overall trend is downwards. I'd like another 5-7lbs so as the 146 becomes my highest and a trigger…
  • I had a little more than you to loose at 34lbs in total. I've worked off a 500kcal deficit and only rarely ate exercise calories. I lost 1lb a week consistently since january. It might have felt very slow at times but in reality I've gone from a size 16UK to size 10UK and from just tipping into obease BMI to healthy since…
  • @FitByFifty1970 holy *kitten* that's some achievement 👏👏👏 Brilliant that your taking the approach of still living your life especially as your approaching maintenance. I've lost no where near what you have but as I'm getting closer to goal I'm upping the calories and enjoying nights out. I think if I stayed restricted I…
  • I did my first sea swim race today. Wasn't going to do it as there was 20knot winds and a big swell in the sea but they changed the course to make it shorter and a few laps. So with some gentle encouragement I was convinced to give it a go, delighted I did and finished with a good time.
  • @lauriekallis hope your keeping well and enjoying the summer and getting some sunshine in.
  • All of the above applied to me, plus realising this isn't short term it's how I should have been eating all along. Making it sustainable by enjoying meals out and having dessert. If I have a weekend with a lot of extra calories I make sure to get extra exercise in to account for it.
  • @jo_nz meals out are definitely worth it 😊 think when it's long term changes we're making you really do need to enjoy guilt free treats otherwise it's just not sustainable.
  • Highest weight 178lb Group start weight 167lb Goal 146lb Last week's weigh-in: 147.4 This weeks weigh-in: 146.2 Delighted with this as I'm upping calories and not gaining, guess you gotta trust the professionals. When the dietitian tells you to eat more don't argue just agree and enjoy the extra calories 😊 A few nights out…
  • I've some great low kcal dinner recipes too, let me know if you want links. Also if anyone had good soup recipes send them my way 😊
  • Have the mushroom soup here to hand: 2 cloves Garlic 1 leek 1 onion Thyme (Saute for 5 mins in 15g Butter and Frylite) add 250g Buttom Mushtooms 2 x tablespoons soy sauce (Saute for another 5 mins) add 2 medium copped potatoes (Saute for another 5 mins) add 1.5lt Chicken Stock Simmer for 45 Min and then blend
  • My go to lunch most days is a bowl of homemade soup, cook a big pot every weekend. (potato, Leek, celery, carrot, onion - anything else lying around, stock cube and herbs). Then I have either a sweet potato wrap, slim bagel or wholegrain Pitta bread and whatever filling. Lunch normally comes in at 300kcal and is really…
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