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#448249 I Can't Do This Any More

Posted by Dodo on 10 March 2016 - 08:08 PM

I can't.

 

It's just not happening.  Not now, not ever again.

 

I can't quit.

 

Because that would be admitting that I'm weak.  Saying that I'm lazy.  Telling myself that I just don't care about my health.

 

It would be letting food win.  It would be saying that sugar is smarter than me.  That cake is cleverer than I am.  That I've been out-foxed by a plate of chips.

 

It would be saying that my mind is even flabbier than my body and has no strength, no ability to change.  I'm stuck where I am now, with no chance of improvement, and it's never going to get any better.

 

Well, **** that.

 

My mind's coming on this damn journey, and my body's getting dragged along.  It can kick and scream if it wants, I'm not listening any more.


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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.

 

Why?

 

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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#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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#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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#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 **klw1981* 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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#448262 Hello!

Posted by Dodo on 12 March 2016 - 10:02 AM

Hi. The books and recipes are great, and a regular class will help keep you focused, but the improved mindset is what will get you where you're going.

In fact, the mindset is so important that as long as you have it, you could probably manage without the books, recipes and classes. They're wonderfully helpful, but when it gets right down to it, only you can do your thinking for you.

Having no forbidden foods is really helpful - there can be a tendency to be harsh on yourself, especially in the early days, when your zeal and energy seem limitless. No chocolate, no wine, no cake - nothing you like. It's crispbreads and cottage cheese all the way, and I'll be at target in 6 weeks - call it a month if I'm extra especially super good. That kinda works for a few days, and then you come to on the floor in the bakers having just eaten an entire box of doughnuts and a strawberry cheesecake.

Be realistic. Do the math. 2 lbs a week is an excellent weight loss and totally achievable on the plan without ever feeling hungry, or even missing out on your favourites. That's half-a-stone a month. If you have (say) 2 stone to lose, that's 4 months. You didn't do the damage overnight, nor can you fix it that way. Effort and consistency will do it - anyone who says otherwise is a: lying and b: almost certainly trying to sell you something.

Write everything down. Document your food and your feelings. Document your food because we're terribly prone to 'slimmer's amnesia' and tend to 'forget' the chocolate bar we ate between the supermarket door and the car. Document your feelings because there are almost certainly going to be ups and downs, and when you're down, it's handy to have something you wrote when you were up that reminds you of how it was when things were going well. And it works all the stronger because it's you talking to you, and nobody knows you better.

Welcome back.
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#453283 Losers Together 19-25 February 2018

Posted by Seonaid_43661 on 21 February 2018 - 08:08 AM

Hi everyone, I have been lurking around these pages for a long time basically pretending to lose weight. I have been making excuses for not trying, such as “well there is too much on this year for me to give it a good shot”. However I had a light bulb moment a couple of weeks ago when I realised that life happens and I need to just get on with ‘dieting’ in between. So here I am, this week losing 3lb, making a total of 5lb since I seriously started again. I have a total of 4 stones to lose. Thank you Elle for doing this as accountability makes a huge difference for those of us unable to attend a class.
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#453150 Losers Together 29 Jan - 4 February 2018

Posted by Panjers on 01 February 2018 - 05:28 PM

Hi guys,

 

A lot of great news this week. My weigh in day is Thurs so feel outta sync but I'll just keep plugging away here on my weigh in days. Well I've had a really great week...... dropped 3lbs so very happy with that. That's 11 lbs for January which has exceeded all my expectations.I'm now Into a smaller pair of jeans which I'm sure you all know is just the best feeling. Jumping into FabFeb on a high. Good luck to everyone for FabFeb.  


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#453100 Losers Together 22-28 January 2018

Posted by Valerie_64696 on 22 January 2018 - 01:44 PM

Welcome to anybody who is thinking of joining this thread.  The gang x


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#453090 Hello And Help!

Posted by foxycook on 19 January 2018 - 06:38 PM

Hi Michelle & Welcome

 

I'm sure you will be pleased you've joined Scottish Slimmers. To me it's a "normal way of eating" as nothing is forbidden.

 

Here are some pointers which I hope will help.

 

Go into MY PEP at top of the Online page & it will tell you what your Check Allowance is & all the information you need.

 

Basically a Check is 25 calories so as no foods are banned it's easy to work out how much you're eating eg a Kit Kat is107 calories = 4 Checks.

 

You are allowed a calcium & fruit allowance which you must consume as well as your Check Allowance. Say for instance that you're allowance is 35 Checks daily - plus 80 flexichecks ( you can increase these to 100 by doing some exercise). So 35 x 7 = 245 plus the 80/100 is the number of Checks that you need to have consumed before your next weigh in. You don't lose weight any quicker by not eating all your allowance over the week - in fact it may stop you losing weight so eat what you're allowed because as you come down the scales, your Check allowance is lowered so enjoy what you have while you have them. Hope that makes sense.

 

It's best to have 3 meals a day (maybe 4 depending on how many Checks you have -either 2 breakfasts or 2 light meals if you have a lot of Checks)  Try having a Breakfast. Light Meal & Dinner & I'd advise that you start by using the recipe ideas on the site. There's loads of tasty ones in the PEP Meals - again at the top of the page. I find it works best for me to sit & plan my menu for a couple of weeks & get all the food in (just topping up with fresh fruit & veg when I need it). I usually make up 4 portions of a recipe & freeze 2 as only hubby & I at home. This saves time in future weeks or when I'm pushed for time. It's also a good idea not to buy anything that's too tempting but I know that's easier said than done!

 

Fill in your Daily Checker if possible as & when you eat/drink something as it's too easy to forget what you've had. Something else I do - when I buy anything to make a recipe or as a treat, I put it into the "manually added" section on the left of the page which saves trawling through pages of ingredients when you're looking for an item.

 

Obviously you can use recipes from your favourite cook books & work out the Checks by "creating recipes" in the section - also on the left.

Whatever day you weigh in ( or in the following days) go onto Elle's thread called "Losers Together" in the Community pages & post your results (good or bad) & you'll get loads of tips & support.

 

Drink plenty of water & if you can, do some exercise daily. Looks like from your post that you've already done that so that a step in the right direction - great. I've  treated myself to a Fitbit which I find motivates me to do my 10.000 steps a day & drink my water!

 

I'm sure there's loads more I should be telling you to help you get started but I'm sure others will add their thoughts.

 

Enjoy your weight loss journey. Take each day at a time & if at first you don't succeed, keep trying. SS has a great eating plan & by posting on here other members  give you support & inspiration. (Have a look back over the post on the Online Class in recent weeks)

 

I look forward to reading your posts/weight losses over the coming weeks/months xx


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#453043 Losers Together 15-21 January 2018

Posted by **klw1981* on 15 January 2018 - 10:14 AM

Onwards and downwards for me this week folks - a wee 1.5lb loss on the scales so very happy with that.

 

Def getting to understand what I can/can't eat a bit more.

 

Was a lover of wraps thinking they were good for you but cutting down on them now too.

 

Love the THINS but I am confused - is 'one thin' two slices of bread or one.   I counted the two slices as 6 checks just to be on the safe side.

 

Kerry xx


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#452931 Losers Together 1-7 January 2018

Posted by Valerie_64696 on 04 January 2018 - 02:16 PM

Hallo Elle.

 

I would like to be part of your losers together group. During Christmas and New Year I put on 4lbs, but I am now back on the wagon and feel lighter and no clothes, lol are too tight.

 

You are an inspiration to all of us.

 

Valerie x


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#452928 Losers Together 1-7 January 2018

Posted by ElleMcL27 on 04 January 2018 - 01:22 PM

Hi everyone, until SS finishes its updates, I have opened this wee class for us to log our weigh ins and give support and information (hopefully correct information) and encouragement to all.  Until the updates I will open a new one every week (as we used to do), but hopefully we can have a proper class with "proper" information!

 

I will start by saying Hi I'm Elinor, from Falkirk and I have been at target weight (or thereabouts) for nearly three years (May) following Classic Checks - works well for me so I haven't tried any others.  My posts are pretty boring for xx months (too many to remember) I have had 1lb to get back to target weight but it loves me so much it won't leave me! Must try harder.

 

I weighed on 1 January ... put on 1lb over Xmas so 2lbs to get back to target - same old same old!

 

Hopefully will see my previous class pals on here, and new friends .... I trust you think this is a good idea?

 

Good Luck, I hope the scales are kind to you all.

 

Elle x

 

 


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#450505 Loving The Daily Checker

Posted by anne11 on 02 November 2016 - 02:32 PM

I have done Weight Watchers on and off for years and one of the things that used to annoy me was when you went in to the data base to get the points for something it often wasn't listed.  However, the SS Checker seems to be fantastic.  I haven't input anything yet that it hasnt had listed.  Makes staying within checks so much easier.  Really enjoying this eating plan so far :)

 


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