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#479320
I've put on, went from a few pounds to lose, now ideally it's a stone. I'm more about losing inches than the weight though (I'm sure someone will have fun with that line) target is May 2013 when hopefully I'll be going on hol!
#479341
If I could get down to 10st 6 by November 9th I'd be very, very happy.
#482751
Still trying to lose weight and getting really pissed off that the downstairs scales that always say I'm a pound heavier than the upstairs one only seem to match at 10 stone 10 1/2. Downstairs one says I've lost though so now I'm confused and annoyed.
#482753
charlalottie wrote:Still trying to lose weight and getting really pissed off that the downstairs scales that always say I'm a pound heavier than the upstairs one only seem to match at 10 stone 10 1/2. Downstairs one says I've lost though so now I'm confused and annoyed.

Is either of them electronic? Just reference with one of them. Bare in mind, always do it at the same time each day and preferably in the mornings. Somehow, you lose 3lbs just by sleeping!

You've only got 4 more lbs to go! Keep it up.
#482760
I see it's been mentioned on this thread before some time ago, but does anyone here use the 'My Fitness Pal' app?

I've used it since April and during that time I managed to reach my goal weight (9st 6lb) and to subsequently maintain it in the weeks since (apart from a recent holiday, but I'm back to my goal weight now). This is the first time in my adult life that I've managed to lose weight and then keep it off, so I can't recommend it enough.

It's basically a calorie counter where you enter the food you've eaten each day and then offset it against your exercise. You are given a running total of calories you can still eat that day based on your goal and how quickly/gradually you want to reach it. If you are able to keep up with it every day it works wonders. That's not a problem for me as I can be quite obsessive about record-keeping, but even so it has features that make it easier, such as the ability to copy a meal from a previous day.

It's also a website as well as an app - my mum doesn't have a smart phone and uses the site as religiously as I use the app. It's also got its own social network, so you can see the progress of friends/colleagues if they so choose. The app has a few less features, but the bonus of being able to scan barcodes on food items, which saves time finding them on the programme's database.
#482761
Since getting my new phone I've downloaded it. I do like that you can just scan a barcode straight in and it works out the calories for you. Tbh this is a much better way of tracking than Weight Watchers with their points and limited list of foods. Hoping this might help things.
#482763
If anyone is interested in a different approach, I can highly recommend the book When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies by Jane Hirschmann.
#482767
In fairness Nic, I did make sure I posted in here about it rather than the what is annoying you thread as I know you don't particularly want to see weight related posts which is fair enough however doing that does make me feel a bit crap as in I'm feeling I'm not loving my body enough. All I want is just to not be overweight any more not necessarily skinny, I don't think that's a bad thing.
#482770
It isn't a bad thing, its a good thing and even, to be controversial here - something to be promoted to everyone.

Also Latina, I know that Cat was using MyFitnessPal, and I did for a while - personally I didn't find it much use, but I think Cat liked it more than I did.
#482772
Again, sorry for sticking my oar in. I understand you are all invested in losing weight rather than fat acceptance and I didn't mean to imply anything about any one person - except maybe myself. I do have to keep an eye on all the threads (especially since the Beadle incident in this one!) but I should learn when to just read and not post! Please continue your discussion.
#482773
Nicola_Red wrote:If anyone is interested in a different approach, I can highly recommend the book When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies by Jane Hirschmann.


Thats a little uncalled for Nic, If ANYONE had posted a comment like that in a thread you were posting in, you really wouldn't like it.
#482774
Okay, I've apologised twice and I feel that's enough. If I delete my post nothing that follows will make any sense so I'm not gonna do that. The fact I read that book tells you how I've felt about my own body and bears no reflection on anyone else. I was very grateful when it was recommended to me because it speaks to my own feelings, so saying I would dislike such a post is clearly not true, otherwise why would I have read it?
#482775
More to the point, it was rude to Char. But then perhaps autonomy is only for the enlightened.
#482778
Nicola_Red wrote:Again, sorry for sticking my oar in. I understand you are all invested in losing weight rather than fat acceptance and I didn't mean to imply anything about any one person - except maybe myself. I do have to keep an eye on all the threads (especially since the Beadle incident in this one!) but I should learn when to just read and not post! Please continue your discussion.


Woah, woah, woah! This is nothing to do with fat acceptance! I have no issue with overweight people in that I don't judge them or what they choose to do. I'm not hating myself for being overweight and your post about the book helping with body image is redundant on me as I quite like my body even if it doesn't fit society's perfect ideal.

To break it down for you; I like my legs, my arse, my chest and my face. I do have a slight issue with my stomach as it's the only place I do put weight on and so knowing that I am overweight and I can see it does spur me on to lose it so that I don't feel so heavy and that I can be more energetic.

Most of you who have been on here a while know I'm not exactly the most luckiest when it comes to health so by trying to ensure I get to and stay within a healthy range to try and prevent anything else going wrong I see only as sensible rather me trying to be vain in conforming to the ideal.
#482779
Deadly wrote:Is that book implying women shouldn't want to look good or feel good about themselves? I'm not a fan of women attacking other women on weight issues. Everyone should live how they want to live.


No, not at all. It's the exact opposite. But I won't go into it because I've upset people by mentioning it and that's the last thing I want to do.
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