arrian

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DIETS!! and help with....
okay, 2 years ago i was in full time employment, my hubby was not well but could manage during the day.
i walked to work every day, 3 miles. working in printing and photocopying meant i was on the go all day.
then 2 weeks after my 60th birthday an arsonist destroyed the building and i eventually was made redundant.
since then, my hubbys' health has deteriorated and i have had problems with my knees which meant surgery and the possibility of knee replacements.
as a result of inactivity, greed etc etc i have put on over 2 stone in weight, and had already seen it creep up by 2 stone as my boss was always bringing in cakes, biscuits, chocolates and pasties!

i now want to lose this weight as it effecting my health. my knees ache all the time, my breathing isn't as good as it should be, and i look a mess!

if anyone wants to join in or help me, i welcome all suggestions.
looking forward to anything!!!!!
 

Saoirse

Moderator
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I am not in any way up on the science and tricks of dieting so I just decided to do a low calorie one.

Fellas should take on 2000-2200 calories a day so I aimed at 1000-1200 plus for the first time in my life regular exercise. It is nowhere near as daunting as it sounds as my exercise was walking (eventually jogging) for approx 30mins 4 times a week. I actually got to enjoy it eventually and cannot stress enough that like the dieting itself once you get past the 2 week mark it is 100 times easier
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Saoirse

Moderator
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Now Bebs dont you be comming up with Big City Dub type diets that us poor relations cany keep up with!

Dont be all spa treatments and £200 a throw dietary "Sex in the City" style tips

My diet food was mainly from lidl! (I kid you not)
 
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I will have my first weigh in on the 18th of this month, that's my moving day. I won't put my weight on here but will get Eric to weigh me every Friday and I will report my losses each week. Yes they will be losses lol.

Are you going to get weighed the same day Arrian, it would be great to read the results every week.
 

bebs

Member
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Great idea if we all start the same time Sharon , are we allowed a few units of alcohol on this diet Philip? ........Bebs
 

Saoirse

Moderator
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I gave up booze totally during my diet as beer is high in cals

However if you like the odd one have it as the worse thing you could do is give up every pleasure just to diet-you wont stick to it

For example my weigh in day was a Sat morning so as a treat if I had lost weight that week I had chicken and chips on a Sat night-thats another thing I can promise you. When you diet for a good while your sense of taste becomes much sharper and some foods like fast foods taste very different

ps one of the VERY most important things is support. My wife (has been size 8 , 7 stone 12 since day we married) encouraged me all the time so if your partner backs you it is a massive boost
 
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JEANNIE

Going to get Thinner
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Hi Arrian, i've been going to a personal trainer for the last 12 weeks with my eldest daughter.
I really only started it for her sake but i did need it myself. I have lost 1stone 1lb [ CAN'T DO THIS KILO STUFF} and 11 ins off my body. Boy do i feel a hundred times better. I have not deprived myself of anything, i still have my curries and my bevvie on a Saturday night. I just pay more attention to what i'm putting in my mouth, well how much that is.

I know you have a problem regarding your knees and i think the best thing for you would be swimming, if you can, then there would be no weight on your knees.
I stopped buying biscuits aswell, if there not in the house , you can't eat them. I know it's not a lot of weight to lose in 12 weeks but i prefer it this way, not depriving myself of anything, just taking it slowly and everyday as it comes. I'm not gonna get stressed over it like i used to when i was younger cos then you just eat all the more.
Good luck Arrian, i'm sure you will do it. :first:


Jeannie
 
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I have got the full slimming world diet with me so might have another go at that. I will save up my sins for wine. I can eat loads of pasta and rice with a tiny amount of protein on my green days and then chicken or any other meat or poultry with salads and a little amount of carbs on my red days. If I have 5 small meals/snacks each day, this seems to work best for me. Little and often.

I am so glad the fat lady in Arrian's other post is so stupid and selfish as she has given us a kick up the bum and with a good support network of diet buddie's we may do well.

Long live TLF Fat Fighters.
 

kibris

Member
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I did the weight watchers programme a few years ago and lost loads but as with most diets as soon as you stop the weight comes back---i eat loads of fresh fruit and veg now i live in turkey but havn,t lost much weight--- due to joint problems its too painfull to exercise properly and for long.Feel a lot healthier than i did in uk tho and now i wont buy supermarket processed junk food with all the additives in it.
 

Mirazz

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I am on the Cambridge Diet. I have had no food for 24 days now and only have 3 supplement drinks per day. I lose weight very very slowly (even on this diet) so don't have time to do Slimming World and Weight Watchers. However, this time, when the weight it off I will maintan on either SW or WW.
 

bobthenob

Non Active Member
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l feel for you Arrian.l know how difficult it can be.But with a little incentive and help from others,then l know you can do it.Remember only what your body will burn in calories on that day and always treat yourself at the end of the week with a lovely sweet so you won't be deprived of those wonderful mouth watering luxury foods we see on the shelf at the bakeries to entice us in."OOH" life is so hard at times.

"OK",l know this thread of mine was posted a couple of years ago and l will get comments like where is the after photo to see the new you."Well",to be truthful,l wavered and am still the same.A belly that any pregnant potential mother would be proud to have.
Here is my version Arrian of what you can do to help yourself.l hope the advice l have given will be of some help.
Here is the link

http://www.turkishliving.com/forums/cafe/20028-commonsense-diet.html
 

arrian

R.I.P
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I have got the full slimming world diet with me so might have another go at that. I will save up my sins for wine. I can eat loads of pasta and rice with a tiny amount of protein on my green days and then chicken or any other meat or poultry with salads and a little amount of carbs on my red days. If I have 5 small meals/snacks each day, this seems to work best for me. Little and often.



I am so glad the fat lady in Arrian's other post is so stupid and selfish as she has given us a kick up the bum and with a good support network of diet buddie's we may do well.

Long live TLF Fat Fighters.

good name that, Fat Fighters, think i'll change from Golden Girl for now, and then BE a GG when i've reached my gaol!!!
 
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I'm off to yalikavak for a week on Monday so will join in the TLF slimming club when I return. Having said that, I lost one & a half pounds on our two week holiday without depriving myself, it must have been all the walking we did.

When I get back I am going to use my gym membership and try to go 3 or 4 times a week I only need to loose about one stone but very much need to tone up.
I wonder if it is possible to tone up once you are over a certain age?
 

nanamo

Member
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Can I join, I'm a bit of a chubba and was hoping to lose at least 1 stone for my holiday in September. My hubby just does not put on an ounce but i've gradually moved up the scales since we married 12 years ago. I feel uncomfortable, hate clothes shopping and hate the way I look, I wanna be a Golden Girl, please let me join.
 

JEANNIE

Going to get Thinner
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Can I join, I'm a bit of a chubba and was hoping to lose at least 1 stone for my holiday in September. My hubby just does not put on an ounce but i've gradually moved up the scales since we married 12 years ago. I feel uncomfortable, hate clothes shopping and hate the way I look, I wanna be a Golden Girl, please let me join.



You certainly can be a GG. The more the merrier that join Fat Fighters the better.

Good luck to everyone and keep us informed on how you are all doing.


Jeannie :224xb:
 

Modgirl

Member
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good name that, Fat Fighters, think i'll change from Golden Girl for now, and then BE a GG when i've reached my gaol!!!
Hi Arrian I empathize with you all the way I am in a wheelchair for another 3weeks.....
6wks in total, all down to my knees and over weight. I will also join your Fat Fighters and change my GG. status...............I have been a serial dieter since W/W landed on our shores from across the pond, in the sixties I have been at my target weight twice and felt great both times swearing I will "never put it on again"...........LOL well the rest is history....so with the help of one and other here's to the sucess of the TLFFF.
 

Mary

Member
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Hi arrian and everyone I am with you all as well. Like you my right knee is being replaced on the waiting list now, since I had my hip replaced I have put on over 1 and 1/2 stones it is now so difficult to get off as like you to exercise is out the window, a slow walk or swimming is fine but thats it, but hey ho lets do it and loose it. So I am in. Hey Modgirl when I saw you you did not look at all like you are saying when we met and you nanamo come on now, lets us puddings loose that weight. I will stick to the slimming world one like that one because I can still drink G & T which is good.
PS Arrian your only in Bolton only a few miles down the road from me really.
 

nanamo

Member
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Jeannie, I'm already a GG - Grey Granny - but I want to lose weight and shine. I'm going to do the Gillian McKeith diet, I did it before for about a month and the weigh fell off i also felt so much better so I'm now off to dig out the books. Good luck every one.
 

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