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Offline Lucy

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Weight loss
« on: 19 June 2018, 01:51:36 PM »
Ive recently started trying to lose weight again, after losing then regaining 4 stone or so in 2016. Today is the end of the first week and I’m down 8 pounds so I’m pleased with that. I did a lot of thinking before restarting, about what I’ve learnt about myself and what went wrong last time, so that I can lose weight again, but in a better way. The main difference is, last time I lost weight through calorie counting using my fitness pal and this time I’ve decided not to count calories. My way of thinking is far too all/nothing for it, which is linked to why I stopped last time.


Week 1 seems to have been a success, but the part I’m struggling with so far is worrying that I am eating too much, since I’m not counting calories. Danger being that I will then cut food down, and give in because I’m hungry all the time... just wondered if anyone had any suggestions for how I can check that I’m eating the right sorts of things / amounts? I guess the scales will tell me in the end, and I’ve been keeping a food diary on my phone in case that helps. I have searched for sample meal plans online but they generally include things I wouldn’t eat.


Anyway, anyone else trying to lose weight?
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Weight loss
« Reply #1 on: 20 June 2018, 07:37:55 AM »
I’m hoping to start losing some next week Lucy.  Trouble is, I eat so little anyway, it’s hard to know where to cut down.  I think I shall try to cut out some carbs and eat more salads.  I.e. instead of a slice of toast I’ll try some full fat yoghurt with berries for breakfast, and a salad rather than sandwich for lunch.  No potatoes with dinner, so I eat the veg and meat instead of the spuds.
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Offline TerryJ

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Re: Weight loss
« Reply #2 on: 20 June 2018, 08:10:02 AM »
I noticed in the supermarket the other day that Hovis have a new range of lower carb breads.

Full size slice is about 10g carbs.
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Offline Lucy

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Re: Weight loss
« Reply #3 on: 20 June 2018, 01:40:26 PM »
I saw those breads too and i think i picked a loaf up, not tried it yet though as finishing the previous loaf (keep my bread in the freezer as it lasts ages living alone).
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Re: Weight loss
« Reply #4 on: 20 June 2018, 04:31:17 PM »
I eat different bread to Julian, so we always keep bread in the freezer and take out slices as needed.
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Offline Lisa65

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Re: Weight loss
« Reply #5 on: 20 June 2018, 10:00:44 PM »
I am trying to get a stone or so off as I've put some weight on over the last couple of years. RecentlyI've been starving all the time which is what alerted me to the fact my BGs must be high. I might look out for that bread though  I'm not a big bread lover but occasionally enjoy a bit of toast 
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Re: Weight loss
« Reply #6 on: 20 June 2018, 10:40:21 PM »
I cannot do it until next week, but perhaps we could have a weight loss thread?
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Offline Lisa65

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Re: Weight loss
« Reply #7 on: 21 June 2018, 05:39:23 AM »
Good idea Patti, I remember we used to have one when I was here before
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Offline Paulines7

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Re: Weight loss
« Reply #8 on: 21 June 2018, 10:17:21 AM »
I want to lose some more weight too.  I am 4 lbs lighter since taking up aquafit and swimming in April.  I also feel fitter and the pain I had in my shoulder has now gone. 

I lost weight when we had a weight loss thread in the past.  I found it an incentive and was not so tempted by things I shouldn't eat.

The Waitrose Livlife bread is only 3.5 carbs a slice though the slices are small.  I now freeze it in 2 slice portions as it tends to go mouldy after a few days and at £1.50 for a small loaf, it is expensive to throw away.
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Re: Weight loss
« Reply #9 on: 21 June 2018, 04:42:52 PM »
I don’t bother separating my bread into 2 slice portions Pauline, I just stick the loaf in. Find it easy to separate the slices when I want to eat one, though that may differ by brand of bread I guess.
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Re: Weight loss
« Reply #10 on: 24 June 2018, 11:44:43 AM »
I just bung the whole Burgen loaf in and it separates quite nicely, but hubby’s seeded Farmhouse is sometimes a bit harder to separate.


I will try to get around to a proper weight loss thread.  ATM I am intermittently in so much pain with this nerve in my neck that Ifind it hard to concentrate.  At 7:30 am this morning I was crying it was so bad.  Julian rubbed in Deep Heat all down my neck, shoulder and arm and I took some Neurofen Plus (which have codeine in them),eventually it lessened and I woke again at 10:30 with just pins and needles, but groggy headed.  Seeing physio, but not till Tuesday....
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Offline Lisa65

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Re: Weight loss
« Reply #11 on: 24 June 2018, 06:21:52 PM »
Patti  have you considered getting a deep tissue aka sports massage?


I've had shoulder issues for years but recently I've been getting a sports massage, first fortnightly and now down to monthly. He said a lot of the problem was tight muscles and tendons in my upper back and although the massages are quite painful I have had so much relief from the constant nagging pain.
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Re: Weight loss
« Reply #12 on: 24 June 2018, 09:31:36 PM »
Hi Lucy.  I lost 2st and dropped my hba1c by nearly 50% on the induction phase of Atkins.

Whether this is suitable for YOU to try is your decision.

My job is very physical and I average about 4500 steps a day at work.
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Re: Weight loss
« Reply #13 on: 25 June 2018, 12:31:07 AM »
I don’t bother separating my bread into 2 slice portions Pauline, I just stick the loaf in. Find it easy to separate the slices when I want to eat one, though that may differ by brand of bread I guess.

I just bung the whole Burgen loaf in and it separates quite nicely, but hubby’s seeded Farmhouse is sometimes a bit harder to separate.

I have 3 freezers but doubt I would have room for a whole loaf in any of them, lol.  I really do need to sort them out!

ATM I am intermittently in so much pain with this nerve in my neck that I find it hard to concentrate.  At 7:30 am this morning I was crying it was so bad.  Julian rubbed in Deep Heat all down my neck, shoulder and arm and I took some Neurofen Plus (which have codeine in them),eventually it lessened and I woke again at 10:30 with just pins and needles, but groggy headed.  Seeing physio, but not till Tuesday....

I am sorry you are having so much pain, Patti and hope the physio can sort it out for you.  I had a very painful shoulder for several weeks but since going to aquafit, I find it has gradually got better.  The instructor is a hard task master and works all our muscles with 45 minutes of strenuous exercises.  It's all done to music such as "Come on Eileen" or "Sweet dreams are made of this".  I could probably only manage 5 minutes of it if I was standing on terra firma but the water makes it so much easier.  I feel much more flexible since I have taken part. 
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017. 47 Feb 2018. 50 Jul 2018. Pacemaker fitted 2008 - replaced 2017.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

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Re: Weight loss
« Reply #14 on: 25 June 2018, 09:05:20 AM »
Lisa/Pauline
I’d try almost anything to get rid of this pain, but in this instance I am fairly sure it’s a trapped nerve in my neck because of the pins and needles running right down my arm.  The physio I saw in Greece concurred.  He helped quite a bit and a second appointment might have sorted it, but he came down with the ‘flu and I couldn’t see him for the 2nd appointment. 


Of course I need to do something long Term because I need to halt or reverse the scoliosis in my spine caused by the wedge fracture of my vertebra, because that’s the root cause of the trapped nerve.  I suspect exercise is the answer to that.


Anyway  :threadhijack:
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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