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#447186 Little Things Mean A Lot

Posted by Dodo on 07 January 2016 - 10:55 PM

Tipped the spare chips in the food recycle bucket without a twinge of guilt.  Felt fantastic.


Put all the snacks laid out for my guests back in the tin.  Didn't nibble one.  Felt great.


Refused the offer of mayonnaise and coleslaw on my sandwich at work.  Felt vaguely guilty for not checking that the spread was low-fat or not.


Added a lot more sparkling water to the quarter-glass of fruit juice.  Felt strong.




Stepped on the scales at class for the first time in <mumble>.  Felt determined.  Saw the number.  Felt terrible.


But still determined.


So here's to all the tiny triumphs for 2016.  Every biscuit ignored, every healthier choice, every extra bus stop walked.  It's all good.


And it's good to be back.  




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#453466 Losers Together 2-7 April 2018

Posted by ElleMcL27 on 02 April 2018 - 07:59 AM

Well ... Was not confident at all this morning at weigh in, family anniversary and mums 80 birthday dinners, day out in Glasgow (food and drink!) and an Easter Egg ... Tried to make good choices but it's the portion sizes that get me (brought up to clear your plate?) so my mind was made up it was a gain .....and scales say STS!!!!

Phew, VERY pleased with that result ...

Good luck everyone

Elle ❤️
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#453316 Losers Together 26 February - 4 March 2018

Posted by ElleMcL27 on 27 February 2018 - 08:35 AM

Seen this on FB this morning by SS.


Be Slimmer by Easter (6 weeks)

1/2 lb per week = 3lbs lighter 

1lb per week = 6lbs lighter

1.1/2lbs per week = 9lbs lighter

2lbs per week = 12lbs lighter


Achievable people!

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#452993 Losers Together 8-14 January 2018

Posted by TBird-Audrey on 08 January 2018 - 03:23 PM

​Very happy to report a 4lb loss :cloud9:


Onwards and downwards :dwarf:

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#453517 Losers Together 9-15 April 2018

Posted by ElleMcL27 on 09 April 2018 - 06:24 AM

Morning everyone, was such a lovely day in Falkirk yesterday, went out for lunch, then instead if sitting in front of the tv last evening went for a walk 5 miles and felt so much better for it. Spring has sprung!

Scales reported STS, so happy ... Had a wee look through my weight loss bar chart and was surprised to see I've been at target since 23 May 2015! Amazing ... Nearly my 3rd year anniversary ....Proof the SS way of life works. Plan plan plan.

Good luck everyone, look forward to sharing your journey X

Elle ❤️
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#453470 Losers Together 2-7 April 2018

Posted by Susie Gee on 02 April 2018 - 12:46 PM

The Easter Bunny is obviously playing tricks with us - it sounds like *everyone* has got the opposite of what they expected, for better or for worse!


I'm amazed to say I'm a 1.2lb loss - I was expecting several on. I've just had a great long weekend in Dublin with friends, lots of eating out, I didn't count anything, so was sure I'd be heavier. But I guess I was eating at odd times, not always having three full meals, some snacking while we were on the move, and avoided the desserts and cakes. And walked quite a bit. So a very pleasant surprise. I've another 1.4lb before I drop below the next stone marker... don't know if I'll make it next week, as I'm usually a 1lb a week when I'm on track, but it's not far off!

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#453461 Losers Together 2-7 April 2018

Posted by Panjers on 01 April 2018 - 12:25 PM

Hi guys,


well we are marching out of Marvellous March and jumping into Awesome April.  I hope everyone has enjoyed an Easter treat.  I just love Thornton's chocolate desserts. So yummmy. So I saved my 80 flexi checks and am enjoying myself over the weekend with my choccies :rockon:  Not healthy eating but I refuse to give up the love of my life lol.  It's all relative - as long as you don't go over the score there is no need to deprive yourself. 


So I hope all of you have had a super weekend and are jumping into Awesome April with enthusiasm.  


Good luck to you all for weigh in tomorrow and I'll post mine on Thursday. :hug:

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#453099 Losers Together 22-28 January 2018

Posted by johnnyflash1972 on 22 January 2018 - 01:15 PM

Hi Guys


Sorry to hear about your gain this week Elle & Valerie I'm confident you will get rid of them this week as you are both doing amazing x


Sorry I haven't been able to get on for a bit :missing: , I'm happy to announce a 1lb loss this week which gets all of my December gain plus a little extra 1/4lb gone  :2thumbs:


I would probably lose more if I could stop eating the kids biscuits at dinner time(those custard creams & bourbon creams just keep calling my name!)


I have to be strong as I'm so close to getting to be within my last st on my target! Although I shouldn't be too hard on myself as I have lost just over 9st since I got my fitbit in March 2016 and 6st 8 1/4lb with this amazing diet so much so that I have started the C25K with the aim of running a 10K in July and my ultimate goal of a marathon before I'm 50!


Good luck all us loosers this week xx :2thumbs:  :grouphug:

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#453040 Losers Together 15-21 January 2018

Posted by ElleMcL27 on 15 January 2018 - 07:23 AM

A new week and -1lb off happy with that, upped my excercise, step class, Pilates and of course my walking. Have our walking club's Xmas night out on Friday, better keep my checks lol

Good luck everyone, I hope the scales are kind to you all

Elle xx
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#452984 Losers Together 8-14 January 2018

Posted by Super Slimmer on 07 January 2018 - 11:53 PM

Lost 6 lbs this week.
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#449735 Observations From The Path

Posted by shrinkingClaire on 04 August 2016 - 10:26 AM

I've been on SS for 2 months now (where's the time GONE?!) and I've lost 18lbs so far, but I've got a great deal more than that still to go... I'm averaging over 2lbs a week, and that's great, but it's still going to take me a very long time to get down to a weight where my Doctor won't tell me I need to think about losing weight and for my weight not to be an issue - you know, with plane seatbelts, or arm rests, or being comfortable in one of those wee old electric trains that have three seats in a space where two and a half would be more realistic.


I'm probably not very far off not needing to go into the "special" fat people clothes shops (thank goodness, they're so expensive!), but a longer way off being able to go into cheaper shops that cut their larger sizes smaller (admittedly I've got boxes full of clothes down to a size 14/16, so I probably shouldn't be buying anything very much new!).


I really want to get to the stage of my weight not being a consideration - I'm lucky that my head seems to be in a good place right now and food's not a huge consideration for me at the moment, that comes in cycles of easier and harder and I'll ride the easier while I can - but I've just received a bunch of photographs from last week and I'm definitely still very much the fattest one, arms and legs and chins and bulk, which doesn't really match up with how I'm currently feeling on the inside... a few weeks of eating supportively, prioritising nutritious foods and vegetables and cutting down on things that make me feel ill or that are doing me harm and I feel like I'm healthy and "normal" (whatever that is), but I'm not there on the outside yet. It's a bit disheartening, but there have been some positive, physical results, so I'm going to focus on those! 


  • The inch or so I've lost off my hips means that my work skirts now fall down if I put my phone and purse in my pockets (some are worse than others, and I'm going to remove the ones that put me in danger of flashing my colleagues from my wardrobe!)
  • Drinking coffee no longer immediately gives me heartburn (how ridiculous was it that my caffeine addiction led me to be in pain every day and I still didn't stop? Madness).
  • I don't go through nearly so much Gaviscon with night-time heartburn, and I'm also sleeping better now that I'm not in pain.


I'm sure more things will come as I lose more weight (roll on my 10% loss of starting weight - I cannot WAIT to throw that back at my GP when he tries to blame my weight for anything, ever, that might be wrong with me!)

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#453551 Losers Together 16-22 April 2018

Posted by ElleMcL27 on 16 April 2018 - 10:38 AM

Happy birthday Safaa tomorrow - you look fabulous ... I am 59 this year too (Dec) next year is the big one (could have been retiring - bl**dy government!) Not sure about you, but I have no idea how I got here (and how quickly!) ..... my head is still in its 20s! LOL!


Susie G - STS is probably not the result you were looking for, but keep on track - I find when you can't understand no weight loss one week shows on the scales with your good work you will put in again this week .... keep focused!


Les - well done, 2lb a perfect result .... keep it going!


We had quite a nice day yesterday (in Falkirk) until a downpour about 7pm, managed to clock up 8 miles, before the heavens opened!


Keep those stories coming, loving 'em!


Elle x

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#453546 Losers Together 16-22 April 2018

Posted by ElleMcL27 on 16 April 2018 - 05:59 AM

Morning all, STS for me, very happy with my result.

Good luck everyone

Elle ❤️
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#453504 Losers Together 2-7 April 2018

Posted by Panjers on 05 April 2018 - 11:41 AM

Hi guys,


Posting 1 lb loss this week which is great considering I had a lovely weekend with a night out and lovely choccies.  As I said before I did keep my 80 flexichecks for the weekend so it worked.  


Lovely reading all the posts -  the weight gains were not so bad at all, considering the fact that we had Easter weekend, no need to beat yourself up, so don't despair, just get your head in the right space and crack on this week.


Congrats to kerry81. Its such a great feeling to get to the 1 stone loss target :2thumbs: WELL DONE


Welcome back to Lindyloo1954, great to have to back and looking forward to hearing from you.


So have a great week and an even better weekend.  Be good and be careful.  :hug:  :hug:  :hug:



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#453426 Losers Together 19-25 March 2018

Posted by Skylark on 19 March 2018 - 10:32 PM

Thanks so very much to all of you for being so welcoming. I am so happy that we can all share our weight losses together; this thread means everything to me. I really need this!   Thanks again for being so nice and kind and positive.

Lots of love Skylark xxx    :wub: :grouphug: :grouphug:   

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#453310 Losers Together 26 February - 4 March 2018

Posted by Susie Gee on 26 February 2018 - 11:40 AM

Hi everyone!


1lb loss for me - eventually - I had to kind of persuade the scales!!! I stood on them and it showed a STS. Well, I wasn't having that! I FEEL lighter, and I've been under my weekly checks, done lots of exercise... so I had another go and lost a pound! They're digital scales and if I've tried that before, they always come out the same again. So I tried a third time, and it was still 1lb loss. So I'm taking that! ;) Best of three, as they say!


18 mile walk, Elle, that's incredible!


Good luck with the wee one's arrival, Valerie.


And Les - I feel your STS pain - next week will be your week, with that little bit extra exercise and keeping up all that effort.


Have a good week, everyone

Sue x

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#453275 Losers Together 19-25 February 2018

Posted by TBird-Audrey on 20 February 2018 - 10:18 AM

​Morning everyone :)


​Much better this week 4.5lbs off :2thumbs:


Onwards and downwards :dwarf:

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#453096 Losers Together 22-28 January 2018

Posted by Kerry81 on 22 January 2018 - 11:18 AM

Morning everyone, a good result for me this morning -2lbs.  Very pleased with this. 


Although, I know I am going to have a bad result next week as we have a weekend away in Edinburgh for my husbands birthday and we will def have a lot to drink and eat over the 3 days.  Just need to get back on it as soon as I get back.


On another note - no longer ruining my 2 year old's life - last night she told me I was very kind to her :wub:  xx

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#453092 Losers Together 22-28 January 2018

Posted by ElleMcL27 on 22 January 2018 - 06:37 AM

Another week, and great results everyone, bad news for me +2lbs, kept my checks for my Xmas night out on Friday night, but an impromptu day/night out on Saturday too, resulted in a gain for me, back to basics for me ... No nights out planned this weekend so hopefully I can get back to target next week. Bit disappointed but had a great weekend!

Good luck everyone, I hope the scales are kinder to you all, lol

Elle xx❤️
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#449751 Observations From The Path

Posted by Dodo on 07 August 2016 - 10:59 AM

All wonderfully positive - well done on all of it.

Please keep telling us how you're winning. Get rid of the big clothes that are falling off you - you'll never need them again. Find an outfit you *really* like and buy it one size down. On the day it fits (I mean, *really* fits, not "it'sokifIdontbreathe"...), take a look in the mirror. Get a picture taken, and tell yourself "I did this. This is my success. People helped, because most people are nice, but this was *me*.". We bemoan our failures easily enough, but we're not so hot at celebrating our successes.

2 lbs a week is *perfect* - not too fast, not so slow you get demoralised. And in recognising both how far you've come and how far you have to go, you're not trying to fool yourself that the job's nearly over.

Yes, it can be demoralising - I've been being *so good* for *so long* - are we not there yet? But pounds become half-stones become stones, and inches start to decrease everywhere. You can feel it - the extra energy, that little spark every single time you make a good choice. Tiny and insignificant to anyone else - to you and to all of us, massively important.

Every time one of us makes it, gets it locked in, it does all of us good. Yes! Another one of us emerges victorious from the struggle!

We can win.

Thank you for sharing.
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