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Old 26-10-2013, 18:45
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Currently doing Weight Watchers and loving it. I get to have fish n chips and a huge fry up every week (ww style of course) and I'm losing weight.
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Old 29-10-2013, 07:08
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Weighed myself again yesterday, and I'm still about 500g (about one pound) over. It's a tiny amount, to be sure, but it's very annoying.

I have thought that perhaps since there is daily variation in weight that I shouldn't consider being a single pound over as significant. However, after thinking things through, I couldn't think of a better strategy than simply taking my last official weight as accurate and acting accordingly.

This leads to me switching modes occasionally. I've found that switching from non-careful mode to careful mode takes a week or so, I find I can't switch to restricting what I eat like turning on a switch. Though, I can in the other direction when I find that I'm underweight! I wonder if I'll lay off the gingernuts and chocolate completely today.

While the switching between modes is a bit annoying, overall maintenance seems easier than dieting. As for quite long periods of time, I'm not calorie counting and while I'm not going overboard, I'm eating more or less what I feel like.
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Old 29-10-2013, 09:04
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When we try to lose weight we find individual bodies need different things so I am wondering if your pound is just your individual body telling you that is what it needs to weigh, it would be an odd world if we were all identical.
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Old 29-10-2013, 11:55
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It's only been two weeks that I've been overweight, and before that my weight seemed quite sticky at 1-2kgs (2-4lbs approx) underweight. So I don't feel that my extra pound has any inevitability concerning it.

No chocolate or biscuits have been eaten today
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Old 29-10-2013, 15:53
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i will weigh next week now, as im staying at my sisters and off work on hol...they havent got scales or i cant see them, and its not the same if i do it when i get home as its later in the day..hopefully i lost abit more, but i any got few more lbs to go now..been quite good too..anyway when i back in work, i shall got back to it

well done to others on this thread
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Old 31-10-2013, 15:58
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my nephew popped home yesterday as he's in Uni, and asked if they have scales, he found them and weighed myself this morning..put 2lb on, but im off work, staying at my sisters and not doing much..have had chocolate this week,so i thought i done not too bad..strict diet begins on monday as i back to work..lol..but overall i quite pleased really
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:09
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woo, i lost a lb this morning, and been good today..not eating much
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:56
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Iíve never been a fan of the gym, I canít even be bothered to do a fitness DVD for an hour a day! BUT for the last two and a half months I've been taking the slimming pills Ďadios maxí and have lost nearly 2 stone! I am so happy about that but hope to lose a further couple of stone.

I also take solpadeine for my neck and surprisingly it has totally supressed my appetite. Iím no longer craving junk food of any description. Its certainly done my waistline the world of good!
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:41
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I'm not a fan of the gym either just a bit of gentle walking is what I do but I am not a fan of medications like that either, I find following a low calorie (low carb.no sugar) diet is best for me and has taught me how to change my way of eating and living with food. Not sure medication will do that.
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Old 03-11-2013, 14:00
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lost another 1 lb again , so i back to what i was from i was in work..( been off on hol all week, back to work tomorrow )
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Old 09-11-2013, 16:01
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update lol

3 lb to go now..i think its my waist and tummy area that its going from last

Im also judging this BMI calculator http://www.online-calculator.com/bmi-calculator/

i should be 65 kg which is 25 BMI..normal weight..but i am 67 kg which is 26 BMI and still over weight..nearly there though
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:02
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So close ! You will get there in very short time just the last push needed. Well done OM !
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Old 11-11-2013, 16:18
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Last week when I weighed myself I was bang on my target. But this week I'm 1kg over, a bit more than 2lbs over. This is the most I've been since I first hit my target weight. I'll have to slightly back off on the food again.
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Old 11-11-2013, 17:28
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Weighed myself again yesterday, and I'm still about 500g (about one pound) over. It's a tiny amount, to be sure, but it's very annoying.

I have thought that perhaps since there is daily variation in weight that I shouldn't consider being a single pound over as significant. However, after thinking things through, I couldn't think of a better strategy than simply taking my last official weight as accurate and acting accordingly.

This leads to me switching modes occasionally. I've found that switching from non-careful mode to careful mode takes a week or so, I find I can't switch to restricting what I eat like turning on a switch. Though, I can in the other direction when I find that I'm underweight! I wonder if I'll lay off the gingernuts and chocolate completely today.

While the switching between modes is a bit annoying, overall maintenance seems easier than dieting. As for quite long periods of time, I'm not calorie counting and while I'm not going overboard, I'm eating more or less what I feel like.
To have gained one pound of body fat you would need to have eaten 3,500 calories MORE than your maintenance calories. It sounds like it's just daily fluctuations. Weighing yourself every day won't help but I am terribly bad for that myself. You know you shouldn't but you still do. Something else to consider is that the scales can only tell you one thing and that's the total weight placed on them. How much of that is fat, how much is muscle, how much is water. The scales don't know. You might be making good progress by losing a pound of fat and gaining a pound of muscle but when you step on the scales it will look as if you haven't made any progress at all.

Do your tops feel looser on you but your heavier on the scales? That could mean your gaining muscle. 1lb of muscle takes up less space than 1lb of fat so you can easily be heavier but thinner.

Have you considered intermittent fasting? The diet I am doing at the moment involves 24 hours where I can eat what I want followed by 24 hours where I can't eat anything at all. I find it easier sticking to this than an actual clean eating plan with restricted items. Maybe healthy eating would be technically better for me but if my goal is fat loss it makes no sense for me to try a diet I know doesn't work for me over one that does. So whatever works for you stick to it.
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:07
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Iíve never been a fan of the gym, I canít even be bothered to do a fitness DVD for an hour a day! BUT for the last two and a half months I've been taking the slimming pills Ďadios maxí and have lost nearly 2 stone! I am so happy about that but hope to lose a further couple of stone.

I also take solpadeine for my neck and surprisingly it has totally supressed my appetite. Iím no longer craving junk food of any description. Its certainly done my waistline the world of good!
Be sure that you don't take it just for that affect

I don't weigh myself cause of my ten odd year history of anorexia nervosa makes that a bad idea ("recovered" for many years)

Have been on a diet of breakfast foods only for a fortnight as felt I was getting fat

Starting to look a bit better and my target jeans are feeling less tight
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Old 11-11-2013, 21:08
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To have gained one pound of body fat you would need to have eaten 3,500 calories MORE than your maintenance calories. It sounds like it's just daily fluctuations. Weighing yourself every day won't help but I am terribly bad for that myself. You know you shouldn't but you still do. Something else to consider is that the scales can only tell you one thing and that's the total weight placed on them. How much of that is fat, how much is muscle, how much is water. The scales don't know. You might be making good progress by losing a pound of fat and gaining a pound of muscle but when you step on the scales it will look as if you haven't made any progress at all.

Do your tops feel looser on you but your heavier on the scales? That could mean your gaining muscle. 1lb of muscle takes up less space than 1lb of fat so you can easily be heavier but thinner.

Have you considered intermittent fasting? The diet I am doing at the moment involves 24 hours where I can eat what I want followed by 24 hours where I can't eat anything at all. I find it easier sticking to this than an actual clean eating plan with restricted items. Maybe healthy eating would be technically better for me but if my goal is fat loss it makes no sense for me to try a diet I know doesn't work for me over one that does. So whatever works for you stick to it.
I only weigh myself once a week. 1kg isn't much, but I can't think of a better strategy than to weigh myself regularly and take my weight at face value. Over time, the random fluctuations should equal out, and it should keep me on target over a long time. And while I'm 1kg over today, overall my strategy has kept me bang on target for a long time.

I've considered intermittent fasting, but have concluded that it isn't for me. I think I prefer eating pretty much the same amount every day, with long term slight adjustments, suits me better. It's what helped me lose weight in the first place.

The other day I went swimming, and my wetsuit fit tighter than it did when I was say 1kg underweight. At least, there was less water washing inside the wetsuit, and at this time of year the water is cold enough so that is very noticeable. So perhaps this is a real weight gain. But overall, I'm happy that my worst result so far is just 1kg over.
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Old 14-11-2013, 12:12
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I've found that by cutting out sugar and wheat and basically anything too processed, my appetite has reset itself to "normal". In other words, I can get get halfway through a plate of food and think "I've had enough". This was *unheard of* before!!

Although I'm not doing a planned intermittent fast as such, I'll probably not eat very much for one day a week because I just don't feel hungry!

I've been losing a steady 2 to 3 pounds (occasionally 4) a week for a few months now.

I only weigh once a week, and record my weight details into a free app called "monitor your weight" which I really recommend as a motivational tool. You input all your physical details and target weight/timescale, and it plots a graph of your desired weight loss compared with your projected weight loss based on current readings.
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Old 14-11-2013, 19:45
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I have now lost 2 st since the beginning of the year

Eating healthy and exercising nearly everyday seems to be working! I probably could have lost it a bit faster than I did but as long as it's coming off I'm happy

Want to lose a further 3 st but only have 1 1/2 st to go until I am back in the 'normal' catergory in the BMI chart so I can relax a bit once I get there and let the other 1 1/2 st come off a bit slower.
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Old 15-11-2013, 21:37
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wow, well done everyone losing their weight

i got just a lb to lose now, and will bump thread up in morning if i lost it

I shall keep it going though..also have enjoyed this long losing weight battle
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Old 16-11-2013, 06:03
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Congratulations to everyone who has lost weight. And in particular, good luck to Orangemaid for that very last lb!
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Old 16-11-2013, 08:44
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Still some way to go for me but since January 1st I am 5 stones down now. Hoping to start next year with renewed vigour and get the rest off next year.
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Old 16-11-2013, 15:51
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I tried a size 12 pair of jeans on this morning..I had to lie on bed to zip up, and the fitted but was tight, and i still need to lose another 7 lbs ..but will get there i shall note the date on here when i tried them on and see when they will fit
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Old 25-11-2013, 12:39
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I just weighed myself again. Bang on target 77kgs. But, I took my sweater off after remembering that when I was finishing off losing weight, it was summer and I was wearing less. Is that cheating?
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Old 25-11-2013, 13:01
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I just weighed myself again. Bang on target 77kgs. But, I took my sweater off after remembering that when I was finishing off losing weight, it was summer and I was wearing less. Is that cheating?
Not cheating at all I believe we should weigh wearing same each time, same time of day too. For me as I have said before naked in the morning before breakfast is my time. But if I remember rightly we decided possibly not the best for you in the gym, although why not is what I say
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Old 26-11-2013, 20:28
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Since I started my work placement 8 weeks ago, I have lost a stone. So pleased with that, seems a sensible weight loss as well. Hoping if the permanent job doesn't happen, I can keep the weight off.
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