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Offline Lucy

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September Weight Chat
« on: 02 September 2016, 08:39:39 AM »
Here we go.

I went out to an Indian meal last night and female stuff means I'm not expecting to lose anything today. I did see a picture of myself side on that I hated and motivated me to keep going and try harder. I also have my mum staying this week and so it's a bit trickier than only cooking for myself. As when I cook to work out the carbs in two portions that aren't the same size etc. She also prefers some less healthy foods eg tonight is fish fingers, potato wedges and mushy peas. Tomorrow she's requested curry so I'll look up a healthy recipe for that. Sunday is planned to be small roast dinner.
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: September Weight Chat
« Reply #1 on: 02 September 2016, 10:38:46 AM »
I think you are doing well to stay motivated Lucy.  It's very hard when you have house guests and are socialising.
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Re: September Weight Chat
« Reply #2 on: 02 September 2016, 12:40:22 PM »
Second what Patti says, Lucy!

I've kept quiet a bit as I don't want to jinx anything, but I've lost about 5 lbs over the last month. I'm still not entirely convinced that I won't wake up tomorrow and it will all be back on! But it's now enough of a loss that I'm convinced I really have lost it. It made a big difference psychologically getting under 150 lbs for the first time in over a year, and I'm really motivated not to see 150 again now!

I've been walking an average of 13,000 steps / 5.5 miles per day in the last month (since the release of Pokémon GO - it really has helped!) and focusing on eating mostly vegetables, some fruit, and a small amount of meat. I mostly only eat one meal a day though, to make this work (though I'm trying now to take some veggie snacks to work with me to keep me feeling too full to want to make a cafeteria run!) As I've said elsewhere I don't really get hungry ever, or feel a need to eat more often than that, and I can stave off DP with bolus insulin, if need be, so it works for me. May not work for everyone.

I had hoped to see 145 before the start of the semester, but as the semester starts next Tuesday I doubt that will be happening lol! But I'm still hopeful that I can make 135 by the end of the semester, in 16 weeks. Though it will be a pretty stressful semester, I think, so cortisol may stick his nose in my plans (I am vowed not to stress eat, though!)
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Re: September Weight Chat
« Reply #3 on: 02 September 2016, 03:43:41 PM »
Well done on the 5lbs Nyt.  Not to be sneered at at all!
Patti


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Offline heather1957

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Re: September Weight Chat
« Reply #4 on: 02 September 2016, 08:33:16 PM »
Thanks for starting this thread Lucy. I have to admit that I am very week when I am faced with options, I hate paying for something that I know I won't like as much as the unhealthy option even though I know it'll be better for me.

I am away on holiday from next Friday but am hoping to get some walking done so if I don't put on any weight it'll be a bonus, I i'll try and make better choices as it would be silly to mess up now, I really want to lose a lb this week for my stone award but am not feeling as if I  have got anywhere. Still I shall plow on no matter what.

Nytquill you are doing very well I certainly will start walking a lot more once I get the all clear from the hospital or some medication - they say sitting is the new smoking so it is important to get out and about. I have a cheapman's Fitbit that I wear everywhere and it isn't showing good results for the last week so I have to get back at it.

Good luck everyone!
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Re: September Weight Chat
« Reply #5 on: 02 September 2016, 09:54:06 PM »
I better join in on this thread cuz I am wanting to lose weight ....but with all the thyroid issue bubbling away ( for who knows how long)
i am just pleased i have not gained any weight over the past year ( 2 lbs down from sept 2015 )
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Offline Lucy

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Re: September Weight Chat
« Reply #6 on: 02 September 2016, 10:11:09 PM »
Well done on losing nyt! And on not gaining Paul.
I unexpectedly had lunch today. Not a clue how many calories that was. I had a mug of mushroom soup and half a pulled pork panini. (The meal deal involved just getting half sized panini - I didn't leave half!).  Not a clue how many calories it was but it was tasty. I looked up something similar in my fitness pal and logged that as about 500/600 calories.

I stuck with my using a small plate and eating a smaller portion for dinner, and had two fish fingers, sweet potato chips, and mushy peas. Was quite tasty and again fitted in my calories. Had sugar free jelly with a spoonful of natural yoghurt over for dessert.

My mum asked for chicken korma for dinner tomorrow so I've got that marinating. Used low fat natural yoghurt and will have peppers in it also. With a smaller portion for me I'm sure it will fit in the calories fine. I haven't really set an upper limit of calories, other than below 2000. Usually I'm 1500 or lower, but the odd day ending up around 2,000 doesn't bother me.

Part of what is keeping my motivation up is being close to falling under the next stone mark, and my hospital appointment at the end of the month.
Type: Lucy. A1C 44 / 6.0% Jan17.
Lantus, Victoza and Apidra. Metformin XR, Bisoprolol (for SVT). Dexcom G4 with xdrip and nightscout.

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Re: September Weight Chat
« Reply #7 on: 02 September 2016, 10:23:03 PM »
Hey Lucy -- thanks for the response--- I always pad out my curries with mushrooms -- ultra low carb -- and do add a nice taste to most curries
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

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Re: September Weight Chat
« Reply #8 on: 02 September 2016, 11:04:59 PM »
well done everyone your all doing great
I'm starting week 7 tomorrow and I think this is the longest I have stuck to eating well I could always do the exercise but then would stuff my face and wonder why I never lost anything, I have had 2 meals out this week and they ended up been high cals days as in 2,000-2,300 at a guess but the rest of the week 1,400-1,700 and I managed to get 5 work outs in so I feel I have the right balance and I have done my best so lets see what the tape measure and scales say tomorrow. I tried my smaller work shirt on again tonight it fits a lot better than it did 2 weeks ago when I could not move in it and struggled to get it back off its the arms were its the tightest I'm hoping that in another 2 weeks I might be able to wear it for work it will then increases how many shirts I have by 100% and it will be nice to not have to wear same shirt all week as don't have time to get it washes and dried between shifts   
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Offline heather1957

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Re: September Weight Chat
« Reply #9 on: 02 September 2016, 11:29:41 PM »
I would like to point out I was not drunk when I posted my last although you would be forgiven for thinking so based on spelling and the way it was written.

Maybe a Bacardi and coke would be good for me!!!  ;)
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Offline Lucy

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Re: September Weight Chat
« Reply #10 on: 02 September 2016, 11:34:46 PM »
Hey Lucy -- thanks for the response--- I always pad out my curries with mushrooms -- ultra low carb -- and do add a nice taste to most curries

good idea, i bouht some whilst i was shopping too, i'll stick them in
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Offline Lucy

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Re: September Weight Chat
« Reply #11 on: 02 September 2016, 11:36:07 PM »
well done everyone your all doing great
I'm starting week 7 tomorrow and I think this is the longest I have stuck to eating well I could always do the exercise but then would stuff my face and wonder why I never lost anything, I have had 2 meals out this week and they ended up been high cals days as in 2,000-2,300 at a guess but the rest of the week 1,400-1,700 and I managed to get 5 work outs in so I feel I have the right balance and I have done my best so lets see what the tape measure and scales say tomorrow. I tried my smaller work shirt on again tonight it fits a lot better than it did 2 weeks ago when I could not move in it and struggled to get it back off its the arms were its the tightest I'm hoping that in another 2 weeks I might be able to wear it for work it will then increases how many shirts I have by 100% and it will be nice to not have to wear same shirt all week as don't have time to get it washes and dried between shifts   
I'm sure it will soon be fitting you sami, if you keep sticking to what you are doing!
Type: Lucy. A1C 44 / 6.0% Jan17.
Lantus, Victoza and Apidra. Metformin XR, Bisoprolol (for SVT). Dexcom G4 with xdrip and nightscout.

Offline Lucy

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Re: September Weight Chat
« Reply #12 on: 02 September 2016, 11:37:36 PM »
Thanks for starting this thread Lucy. I have to admit that I am very week when I am faced with options, I hate paying for something that I know I won't like as much as the unhealthy option even though I know it'll be better for me.

I am away on holiday from next Friday but am hoping to get some walking done so if I don't put on any weight it'll be a bonus, I i'll try and make better choices as it would be silly to mess up now, I really want to lose a lb this week for my stone award but am not feeling as if I  have got anywhere. Still I shall plow on no matter what.

Nytquill you are doing very well I certainly will start walking a lot more once I get the all clear from the hospital or some medication - they say sitting is the new smoking so it is important to get out and about. I have a cheapman's Fitbit that I wear everywhere and it isn't showing good results for the last week so I have to get back at it.

Good luck everyone!

Keep on sticking to it, the walking will help, and making some choices healthier should help too. I usually find any weight gained on holiday comes off quickly, but not gaining any would be nice!
Type: Lucy. A1C 44 / 6.0% Jan17.
Lantus, Victoza and Apidra. Metformin XR, Bisoprolol (for SVT). Dexcom G4 with xdrip and nightscout.

Offline nytquill17

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Re: September Weight Chat
« Reply #13 on: 03 September 2016, 02:04:14 AM »
Thanks all for your support! Well done Sami!

And Paul, as a fellow hypothyroid patient, sometimes "not gaining" is a tremendous achievement! So well done you too!

Keep up the good work Lucy and Heather, too! :)
T1 DX 1995
Levemir + Novorapid
 
  ~-~-~-~
"If you can't ride, can you fall?"
"I suppose anyone can fall," said Shasta.
"I mean can you fall and get up again without crying, and mount again and fall again and yet not be afraid of falling?"
"I - I'll try," said Shasta.
  ~C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy
  ~-~-~-~
"There is no answer; seek it lovingly."

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Re: September Weight Chat
« Reply #14 on: 03 September 2016, 01:11:39 PM »
1/2lb gain for me this week
The old me would have reached for the biggest bar of choc I could find and would most likely have binged eaten for 3 days or more the new me got her gym gear on and went for a good work out.
my over all trend in the last 2 months is down so all is good
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