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    Quote Originally Posted by made2bAmummy View Post
    Hi little Ted. I personally don't think you need to be a paying member to lose weight. Groups like this can be your support, and you can write down your points tally in a book instead of using an app, and there's A free online calculator to work out the points in new foods.

    I have no self control at the moment either. I usually last two days if that and then just go crazy eating. I think it might be lack of sleep- my baby wakes about every 2-3 hours every single night, and I'm depressed if I'm perfectly honest- so I lack motivation for just the smallest things.

    This thread made me think though, we should be writing down why we want to lose weight. If the reasons are good enough they will be motivating. It's not enough to do it for someone else... You have to do it for you. I'm going to think that through and write it down cos I guess it is pretty personal in some ways.
    I use myfitnesspal from time to time just to check that I'm sticking to the 1200 cals.
    I think if the weight was shifting then I'd be more motivated. I'm seeing a specialist in a few weeks. Today has been back to a normal diet day thank goodness. Hopefully it will just be the couple of bad days.

    I think the tiredness and depression you're experiencing are making it difficult for you to get into the right head space. I'm still trying to get my motivation for life back. I remember being so energetic, happy and confident before having recurrent miscarriages.

    But, we can do this.
    I think I need to up my exercise as I'm only doing 4-5 hours a week and I did 14 a week when I lost the weight last time. I'm just finding it hard to find time to fit it in with work, study and family.

    I did WW years ago before the points system, so I'll have to read up on it.

    I think another thing is having foods in the house that are low-cal/low gi that are tasty and filling. When I went for other foods the other day I had run out of anything that I would usually go for.

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    @made2beamummy I get 42 points a day which is massive! That's because I have a fully BF baby so I get an extra 14 points.
    I rarely eat them all though.

    My leader mentioned it was best not to eat the weeklies every day but to use them on special occasions split between 1 to 3 times.

    Not sure if that has an impact on gain/loss?!

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    @Little Ted I find it hard too to keep my good mojo going for ever.
    However when I'm on the right track everything seems easy and good IYKWIM?!
    It's like a virtuous cycle. You eat well, you exercise, you feel well and you want to eat well etc.

    I can be thrown out of this virtuous cycle easily though and traumatic events like a miscarriage would def sent me for a spin so big hugs
    The difficulty is that the bad cycle is as powerful as the virtuous one.

    I eat bad stuff, I feel down and tired, I don't exercise, I put on weight and feel even worse so I eat more bad stuff for short term comfort...
    I don't know how to break this cycle TBH

    Maybe to have a list of things that would made me feel better and are non good related?! So if I feel bad I could do my nails, have a bath, go for a walk etc. hopefully that will keep me on track.

    I hope this group would keep me accountable too!

    We sure can do this!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerilee View Post
    How do you guys go eating all your points?

    Some days I'm fine and others (like today), I have had dinner and still have 6 left to go. I get 26 per day plus the 49 pro-points and 6 exercise points so far this week.
    I struggle too and hover between 30-34 when my daily allowance is 42! 😳

    After watching a movie called "that sugar movie" I have banned all low fat products. I only have the real deal with the exception of diet coke here and there.
    Otherwise I have full fat yoghurt, full fat ricotta, etc. that helps with the points! I also snack on nuts which are high in points but good for you 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by made2bAmummy View Post
    This thread made me think though, we should be writing down why we want to lose weight. If the reasons are good enough they will be motivating. It's not enough to do it for someone else... You have to do it for you. I'm going to think that through and write it down cos I guess it is pretty personal in some ways.
    Very good point!

    I'll write it here so that I can easily come back to it when I am struggling.

    My aim is to be in this for life. So I'm not after a crash diet but rather after a balanced diet that I need to sustain for life.
    I want to be a good role model for my kids as monkey see monkey do 😉 I can't expect my kids to have a healthy diet if I don't have one myself, that would be very hypocrite!
    And that's about it. I know weight loss will follow. No timeframe or anything as I'm in it for life!! 😁

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    Yes, reasons are so important. I had a friend comment the other week that I am always on a diet. Yes, that's right - but that's because it IS my diet. I can't eat the same foods that other people can as my body can't handle it. I have to watch what I eat and exercise in order to maintain. To lose, I need lots of time to put into more workouts.

    My kids really want me back in the water this summer. I'm 5kg off fitting back into my swimmers. Another 5kg off fitting into my jeans. I don't want my insulin resistance to turn into T2 Diabetes and have the associated health problems that go with that. I need energy and strength to be a mum everyday. For my mental health I also need to beat this and not let it beat me.

    I don't buy low fat products either as they tend to up the sugar in them and I'm insulin resistant (PCOS). I do find it an interesting task to sometimes drop the gi, keep food interesting but not increase the cals too much. Some foods are great for dropping the gi of foods but are higher in calories - it's all a balancing act.



    I've just been off to MFP. I had 279 calories left after putting in food and exercise, but you reminded me that I had a small handful of walnuts!!!

    EMF - I find that yes, if I exercise I tend to be more mindful of what I eat, and that energy usually produces more energy. It is very cyclical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by made2bAmummy View Post
    I always eat into my weeklies every day. I eat a lot.

    I'd love to see your menu today and how many pp each food was. I think I might be a piggy and eating unrealistic portions.
    Today

    I allow myself a cup of skim milk for the day = 2
    Breakfast:
    Oats (not the quick ones) 1/2cup = 5
    Frozen berries = 0
    1/8 cup milk (out of my 1 cup)

    Lunch
    Black and Gold Baked Beans (sml tin) = 2
    Bread (1 piece) = 2
    Home made hommus 1/4 cup = 2
    Veggie Sticks = 0
    Mandarin = )

    Dinner
    Aldi chicken grill thing 150g = 6
    Salad = 0
    dressing = 0

    I have three coffees per day and the milk comes out of my 1 cup allowance up the top, I have Natvia in my coffee. If I am bored I have started having a cup of green tea, instead of eating.

    I think that is it, hopefully I haven't missed anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerilee View Post
    Today

    I allow myself a cup of skim milk for the day = 2
    Breakfast:
    Oats (not the quick ones) 1/2cup = 5
    Frozen berries = 0
    1/8 cup milk (out of my 1 cup)

    Lunch
    Black and Gold Baked Beans (sml tin) = 2
    Bread (1 piece) = 2
    Home made hommus 1/4 cup = 2
    Veggie Sticks = 0
    Mandarin = )

    Dinner
    Aldi chicken grill thing 150g = 6
    Salad = 0
    dressing = 0
    .
    Thank you for sharing. I've been thinking about this whole food thing the last 24 hours and really trying to nut out why I haven't been able to stick to the program lately. I would need double your portions to feel satisfied I think! Oh dear that's embarrassing. When I'm being "good" this is a typical day for me:

    B: 2 poached eggs, soy latte. 5pp

    Sn: 200g jalna fat free natural yogurt with a banana chopped in. 3pp

    L: 2 slices wholemeal bread
    2 Tb cottage cheese
    Tomato carrot cucumber
    60g shaved ham. 6pp

    Sn: soy latte, 10 almonds, apple 4pp

    D: home made beef/chicken rissoles, 1/2c brown rice, steamed veg, soy sauce. 7pp


    If I'm honest I've been using tiredness and depression and loneliness as excuses for poor food choices and over eating. But they really are excuses aren't they. Not good reasons.

    Sorry, just thinking out loud-not really asking a question, just noticing what I'm doing from a different perspective and finding my behaviour disappointing.

    How's everyone going today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by made2bAmummy View Post
    Thank you for sharing. I've been thinking about this whole food thing the last 24 hours and really trying to nut out why I haven't been able to stick to the program lately. I would need double your portions to feel satisfied I think! Oh dear that's embarrassing. When I'm being "good" this is a typical day for me:

    B: 2 poached eggs, soy latte. 5pp

    Sn: 200g jalna fat free natural yogurt with a banana chopped in. 3pp

    L: 2 slices wholemeal bread
    2 Tb cottage cheese
    Tomato carrot cucumber
    60g shaved ham. 6pp

    Sn: soy latte, 10 almonds, apple 4pp

    D: home made beef/chicken rissoles, 1/2c brown rice, steamed veg, soy sauce. 7pp


    If I'm honest I've been using tiredness and depression and loneliness as excuses for poor food choices and over eating. But they really are excuses aren't they. Not good reasons.

    Sorry, just thinking out loud-not really asking a question, just noticing what I'm doing from a different perspective and finding my behaviour disappointing.

    How's everyone going today?
    After I posted last night I had a yoghurt (1p) and a almond biscuit thing from Aldi 5p :O and a green tea. I get 26 points per day.

    I eat (junk food and anything sugary) when I am tired, depressed or bored.. so my reasons are similar. When I am really motivated to stick to WW I find don't get as hungry. I am so cranky with myself as I was going really well and then I let it all go over Christmas until June. I found my birth mother and she ain't so nice so I have let that get me really down which equals eat whatever the hell I feel like.

    Sometimes I hope if I/we are aware of the reasons we do things then we can change them or at least be more aware and counteract them.

    Oh, I should add... I don't have breakfast until 11-12pm as I'm just not hungry and one thing I learned from high carb, low fat was don't eat if your not hungry. If I ate breakfast earlier I would eat all day. But....this seems to work for me so I'm going to stick with it!

    Good luck for today


 

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