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Living with diabetes => Food, diet and weight management => Topic started by: heather1957 on 02 November 2016, 01:07:29 PM

Title: November Weight Thread
Post by: heather1957 on 02 November 2016, 01:07:29 PM
Wanted to show off!!

Over the last 2 weeks I have lost 5 lb so am now 14 st 10 lb so have lost a total of 29 lb!

With all the horrible things going on in my life I needed that boost.

I have joined the '14' club!  :D
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Post by: sedge on 02 November 2016, 04:31:49 PM
Excellent - onward and downward!
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Post by: Pattidevans on 02 November 2016, 06:05:25 PM
Great news Heather.  Well done!
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Post by: heather1957 on 02 November 2016, 06:45:38 PM
It's 99% likely I will have to cancel my lovely holiday to Aus/NZ in Feb as the cardiologist won't clear me to travel. I am still in denial but am hanging on to the very thin thread of hope that I get a cancellation for the angiogram and by some miracle they give me the all clear.

I am just waiting for a date from the hospital which will make the decision one way or another for me.
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Post by: sedge on 02 November 2016, 07:08:12 PM
Just {{Hugs}}  Heather.
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Post by: nytquill17 on 02 November 2016, 07:24:40 PM
Oh no, Heather :( I know you have been holding out hope for a long time, and it ain't over til it's over, but how discouraging for you now. Is there a chance you could re-book the holiday somewhere down the road once your heart condition has been addressed?
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Post by: Pattidevans on 02 November 2016, 07:37:11 PM
Oh oh oh... I do know how that feels Heather... but hopefully as Nyt says, you will be able to re-book.
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Post by: heather1957 on 02 November 2016, 08:12:27 PM
In the words of my doctor 'I am a cardiac surgeon not a clairvoyant'. He did tell me that he has stated I would take any cancellations but even then I don't know if they'll give me a fit to travel letter and if I don't have one of those then my insurance won't cover me.

I am not sure what there is to gain by just posponing rather than cancelling. We will lose all our deposits anyway if we don't go as planned so we should try and get as much back from the insurance as possible.

What we have done is cancel the bookings that are refundable and are leaving those where we need to make balance payments as long as possible, luckily the first one of those isn't until the 23rd January,obviously if I get a date for the angiogram after that date then it will be game over.

If the angiogram is before that then we can wait and see if the doctor will declare me fit to travel in time to pay or cancel.

What was very clear was that no doctor will declare me fit to travel at the moment.  :(

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Post by: sami on 02 November 2016, 10:13:36 PM
well done on the weight loss sorry about the rest but don't give up my gran 85 at the time was very poorly and had her heart valve replaced in the july 2 years ago by keyhole has since been abroad 6 times since first one just 6 weeks after her op she is going to the sun again this Christmas at the grand age of 87
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Post by: Lucy on 02 November 2016, 10:57:55 PM
Well done on the weight, sorry the heart/holiday news puts a downer on it :(
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Post by: sami on 05 November 2016, 01:49:09 PM
i did it 3 1/4lbs off this week woohoo i'm so happy that's a total of 31.8lbs and a 13.9% total loss and I'm over 40% of the way to my goal weight so I celebrated by going to the gym. I have decided if I can get in to over weight from obese by Christmas I'm going to treat myself  to a upgrade on my fitbit charge to the the fitbit charge 2 so that is giving me soothing to push for
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Post by: heather1957 on 05 November 2016, 02:36:29 PM
Well done sami that is an excellent loss.

I like giving myself a reward to, all psychological but it seems to work!

Have a good week.
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Post by: Liam on 05 November 2016, 03:14:40 PM
Congratulations ladies. Good steady weightloss for both of you.

Sorry to hear the heart issues are effecting your holiday / insurance Heather. Good luck on getting an earlier appointment date :) 
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Post by: heather1957 on 05 November 2016, 04:01:04 PM
Thanks Liam - trying not to stress, if it were just me it wouldn't be so bad but feel rotten for my friend.

Just going to go with the flow for now.  :)
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Post by: Venomous on 05 November 2016, 05:41:14 PM
It's 99% likely I will have to cancel my lovely holiday to Aus/NZ in Feb as the cardiologist won't clear me to travel. I am still in denial but am hanging on to the very thin thread of hope that I get a cancellation for the angiogram and by some miracle they give me the all clear.

I am just waiting for a date from the hospital which will make the decision one way or another for me.

Do they have you waiting for the angiogram for long? I was treated as an emergency and got mine done that very day, but I know what its like to have to wait for NHS wheels to turn! For my last surgical appointment I was told they don't "do" a cancellation list but I was told informally that they'd let me know, and then got a call two weeks later to go in that Monday. I think it's true that sometimes you do have to make an unpleasant fuss of yourself to be heard and seen unfortunately.

I hope you get to go on your lovely holiday!
Title: Re: November Weight Thread
Post by: heather1957 on 05 November 2016, 06:15:01 PM
It's 99% likely I will have to cancel my lovely holiday to Aus/NZ in Feb as the cardiologist won't clear me to travel. I am still in denial but am hanging on to the very thin thread of hope that I get a cancellation for the angiogram and by some miracle they give me the all clear.

I am just waiting for a date from the hospital which will make the decision one way or another for me.

Do they have you waiting for the angiogram for long? I was treated as an emergency and got mine done that very day, but I know what its like to have to wait for NHS wheels to turn! For my last surgical appointment I was told they don't "do" a cancellation list but I was told informally that they'd let me know, and then got a call two weeks later to go in that Monday. I think it's true that sometimes you do have to make an unpleasant fuss of yourself to be heard and seen unfortunately.

I hope you get to go on your lovely holiday!

Oh how well you know me....... I have no problem with making an unpleasant fuss, to be honest if I'd kept quiet I doubt I would have been seen yet as apparently my referral between the GP and hospital got lost somewhere and it was only discovered after I kept phoning.
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Post by: Venomous on 05 November 2016, 06:28:25 PM
It's 99% likely I will have to cancel my lovely holiday to Aus/NZ in Feb as the cardiologist won't clear me to travel. I am still in denial but am hanging on to the very thin thread of hope that I get a cancellation for the angiogram and by some miracle they give me the all clear.

I am just waiting for a date from the hospital which will make the decision one way or another for me.

Do they have you waiting for the angiogram for long? I was treated as an emergency and got mine done that very day, but I know what its like to have to wait for NHS wheels to turn! For my last surgical appointment I was told they don't "do" a cancellation list but I was told informally that they'd let me know, and then got a call two weeks later to go in that Monday. I think it's true that sometimes you do have to make an unpleasant fuss of yourself to be heard and seen unfortunately.

I hope you get to go on your lovely holiday!

Oh how well you know me....... I have no problem with making an unpleasant fuss, to be honest if I'd kept quiet I doubt I would have been seen yet as apparently my referral between the GP and hospital got lost somewhere and it was only discovered after I kept phoning.

Well done you...keep at 'em :)
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Post by: Pattidevans on 05 November 2016, 09:14:18 PM
What a sad indightment that is!  Hopefully things will move faster now.
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Post by: feejee on 11 November 2016, 12:40:38 PM
1lb loss for me this week, which im pleased with as i have been ill again (thanks child!) most of last week and only got to 1 exercise class. 

Well done for everyone elses loss, going great.
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Post by: sami on 13 November 2016, 07:08:23 PM
2.2lbs off this week so that's 6lbs in 2 weeks so I'm very happy more so as I got my 2nd pair of size 14 skinny jeans yesterday too
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Post by: heather1957 on 13 November 2016, 08:51:17 PM
Well done feejee & sami it takes so much work to lose weight so well done both!

I am working a lot lately so am only able to get weighed every other week (it should be okay for a few weeks now though) so will weigh on Wednesday morning.

Keep it up all, I know it is hard but it will trully be worth it for health and appearance.
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Post by: Pattidevans on 13 November 2016, 09:00:31 PM
Sami

You are looking very sleek in your avatar.  Well done!

Well done to all the other losers too!
Title: Re: November Weight Thread
Post by: sami on 19 November 2016, 07:53:10 PM
I have not had a great week diet and exercise wise this week until today had not been to the gym since Monday as a few things got in my way in my free time like looking at new school for Lauren for 6th form next year, going with mum to breast clinic for needle biopsy as they think her cancer is back , then snow last night.
Resulting in 1.5lbs gain this week I know why and that's what matters so I know how to fix it and not having a Chinese night before weigh in is one of them oops I can still make my Xmas mini goal if I try hard enough and I plan to.
I did just under 2hrs of cardio and weights today burning 900 cals I even managed to run for 4 mins on the treadmill and that's a first I will succeeds failer is not a option     
Title: Re: November Weight Thread
Post by: heather1957 on 24 November 2016, 12:26:52 AM
Sorry I have been MIA lately, lots going on some good some bad but I'll skip over all that.

Lost 1 1/2 lb last week but more amazingly I lost 4 1/2 lb today so got my 2 1/2 stone award!!! I think my body has a strange way of working as I can eat the same and do the same over 2 weeks with different results.

Christmas is looming and I have reached my end of year goal early so will hope for 3 stone by the end of the year. I have a few 'events' planned but in between I intend to stick to plan.

I hope others are still motivated, it is soooo hard this time of the year we really do need to support each other.
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Post by: Pattidevans on 24 November 2016, 09:38:15 AM
Blooming well done on the 3 stone Heather!
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Post by: heather1957 on 24 November 2016, 10:18:05 AM
Blooming well done on the 3 stone Heather!

Not there yet Patti that's my goal to wave out 2016 will need to stay strong between Christmas events!
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Post by: Pattidevans on 24 November 2016, 12:25:11 PM
You will indeed, awful time of year to be dieting!
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Post by: heather1957 on 24 November 2016, 01:15:17 PM
You will indeed, awful time of year to be dieting!

So true! Not just because it is coming up to Christmas but because it is Winter when all I want is stodge!
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Post by: Liam on 24 November 2016, 02:42:22 PM
Yup stodge weather indeed. Our local tesco was sold out of diced steak when the weather started getting into the minus (I live in Scotland so colder than most of the UK) I guess everyone was thinking 'lets have stew' like I had been. Ended up buying brisket and did it slowly in the slow cooker. I've been finding it harder to have the smaller amounts of carbs with my meals.

I really need to start working out cals on foods, after testing and counting carbs I really don't what to work out cals (which is something new and would take learning) but I'm still putting on weight and I know have enough of an over hang on my belly that I need to dry the crease. I've always weighed less than my brother but that has changed over the last year ( I've been slowly putting on weight for a couple years) and that has to stop, and then I ned to drop some weight. I don't have a weight goal as such more what I want to look like. I'd say I need to drop 2-3 st.
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Post by: heather1957 on 24 November 2016, 10:33:04 PM
Good luck Liam, it is hard but I do use my slow cooker a lot as it is handy to batch cook.

I'm thinking how much better I'll look and feel come Spring!

I've just had another clothes sort out, over the last 2 weeks I have donated 5 bags to charity yet my wardrobes are still full (strange!!) I have yet to start on the drawers.

I have been quite ruthless as I really don't want to be able to wear those bigger clothes, although I have said that so many times, let's hope I can stick to it this time.

Good luck all.
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Post by: Lucy on 24 November 2016, 11:10:19 PM
I've been having a break as been ill for a month or so but I think I'm now ready to be back on it. 15st0.25 this morning so a few pounds gained but I'm back in the right place to have a last burst before Christmas now.  Well done on your 2.5 stone heather. Liam I use myfitnesspal when I am counting calories. Though today I've just estimated calories as counting them exactly feels a bit much right now.
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Post by: feejee on 25 November 2016, 12:23:33 PM
Well due to ill health, I am now pre-baby weight again and down to the next stone!  14st 12 1/2 lb and also back into my old clothes!  Yippee, finally getting rid of the horrible old saggy clothes i was wearing. 

Unfortunately missed both my circuits classes this week with my chest infection, but hoping its turned a corner now and ill be back next week. 
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Post by: Lucy on 25 November 2016, 10:26:07 PM
well done feejee even if it was through illness. Hopefully you'll get back to classes next week.

I was 14st12.75 this morning so we're at the same point :)
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Post by: Pattidevans on 26 November 2016, 10:21:33 AM
Good luck Feejee and Lucy


Feejee when I worked at the children's centre there was a nursery and any ailment went round the staff there like wildfire!
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Post by: sami on 26 November 2016, 10:27:49 AM
I'm 0.8lbs down this week not back to were I was 2 weeks ago but at lest it's going the right way again
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Post by: Lucy on 26 November 2016, 07:03:15 PM
Walked 11 miles with the dog today. Both exhausted now!
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Post by: heather1957 on 29 November 2016, 09:24:35 PM
Walked 11 miles with the dog today. Both exhausted now!

Blimey I'd be on my knees!  ;D

I'm going to slimming club tomorrow as usual then taking a week off. I have 2 'do's' this coming week and I will try and make some good choices but I have a friend coming to stay too and TBH it gets too tricky trying to entertain a guest while watching what I eat - maybe I would be better at this if I had a partner or family.

I will probably feel guilty for the weekbut I will probably get back to it on Monday anyway so not a full week off!

Good luck everyone I hope you manage to avoid the Christmas goodies that surrund us at the moment!  ;)
Title: Re: November Weight Thread
Post by: sami on 29 November 2016, 09:49:45 PM
I can now run on sat I managed 10 mines so Sunday I decided to see how long I could run for I got past 10 then 11 then 15 got to 17 and thought I can do this and went for 20 mins at 4.7 mph luckily the gym was empty as I was jumping up and down with joy
today I did a 13 min run as a warm up before a hrs Zumba I can now honestly say I'm the fittest I have ever been in my life
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Post by: Pattidevans on 29 November 2016, 10:17:36 PM
What excellent news Sami!