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Title: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on January 02, 2019, 04:33:14 am
Having been of work for 2 months has not helped and with holiday food and stuff like going out for meals I have ended up putting on 7LB when I already needed to lose 20+ LB . Nearly finished all the holiday food so starting to cut back on intake , porridge and banana for breakfast to keep energy levels up . Exercise is a problem due to my right Achilles tendon being very weak , bone out of place in foot and ankle tips over. After walking any good distance I am in pain next day and wake up with cramps. As I will hopefully be going to Gender Clinic in the next few months the battle is on ,BTW I have been over weight since always , managed to get down to 11ST 8LB  to get married 30+ years ago , Since then its climbed to over 15ST , think the HRT has not helped either.  Anyways will keep a log of weigh ins   
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on January 02, 2019, 10:32:51 am
Having been of work for 2 months has not helped and with holiday food and stuff like going out for meals I have ended up putting on 7LB when I already needed to lose 20+ LB . Nearly finished all the holiday food so starting to cut back on intake , porridge and banana for breakfast to keep energy levels up . Exercise is a problem due to my right Achilles tendon being very weak , bone out of place in foot and ankle tips over. After walking any good distance I am in pain next day and wake up with cramps. As I will hopefully be going to Gender Clinic in the next few months the battle is on ,BTW I have been over weight since always , managed to get down to 11ST 8LB  to get married 30+ years ago , Since then its climbed to over 15ST , think the HRT has not helped either.  Anyways will keep a log of weigh ins

@davina61
Dear Davina:
Yes indeed, a very bad combination...  being out of work and all the rich Holiday-time treats, meals and gatherings too!   Obviously exercise is an important element in weight loss, but also watching what you eat and the types of foods you eat.
   
For me to keep my weight where I want it to be, I do exercise a lot,  most of the time I eat whatever I like but I use portion control, smaller portions, smaller plates, etc.   ...   obviously everyone is different and their metabolism is different so you have to find what works for you.   I do a lot of baking as I see that you also do, and I enjoy giving away most of what I bake and cook...

Yes, regular weigh-ins at the same time of the day, usually first thing in the morning without wearing heavy clothing is a good time to see your progress.... your progress or lack thereof will help you to modify your exercising and eating habits.

Wishing you well and I am rooting for you to get back to your target weight... when you do, you will feel better about yourself and about life....   
...plus you will have to buy new clothes perhaps!! ... that can be fun!!

HUGS... and well wishes as always,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: NatalieRene on January 02, 2019, 10:54:08 am
Having been of work for 2 months has not helped and with holiday food and stuff like going out for meals I have ended up putting on 7LB when I already needed to lose 20+ LB . Nearly finished all the holiday food so starting to cut back on intake , porridge and banana for breakfast to keep energy levels up . Exercise is a problem due to my right Achilles tendon being very weak , bone out of place in foot and ankle tips over. After walking any good distance I am in pain next day and wake up with cramps. As I will hopefully be going to Gender Clinic in the next few months the battle is on ,BTW I have been over weight since always , managed to get down to 11ST 8LB  to get married 30+ years ago , Since then its climbed to over 15ST , think the HRT has not helped either.  Anyways will keep a log of weigh ins

You can do it. Cut surgar and portion sizes while also doing some light walking and you will see the weight melt off.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on January 02, 2019, 01:36:20 pm
I don't take sugar in drinks, have smaller dishes already just need to give away more of the bakes !!!
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: ChrissyRyan on January 02, 2019, 01:40:36 pm
I don't take sugar in drinks, have smaller dishes already just need to give away more of the bakes !!!


I use stevia in drinks. It sweetens them up.
But even stevia can have added ingredients, so look before you buy.

Chrissy
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on January 02, 2019, 03:16:28 pm
Just watched a diet cooking program, but it was for folk that eat junk and was to get them eating fresh cooked meals. Something I do already mostly. It was followed by a show using twins to see the best ways of doing things one of which was diet verses exercise,one twin (there were several sets) ate 1000 cal less than RD (recommended daily) and the other exercised 1000 cal per day. Diet won as between them lost 16kilo over 1 month as against 14 , also the time spent exercising (2 HR a day) and feeling tired (knackered!!! )  So diet it is ,just need to be able to work out calories for what I cook.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Maid Marion on January 02, 2019, 04:08:02 pm
I freeze freshly bake goods and eat them later for portion control.  That way I don't eat too much.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on January 03, 2019, 07:47:54 am
Yes I found tying to cook an Indian meal by halving the ingredients ruining's the taste so freeze some , starting to use some up to make room now. 
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on January 04, 2019, 04:34:04 am
Getting some 1cal spray today as found even sunflower oil is 100 cal per tablespoon , stood on scales this morning .Damn have put on 14LB since last Oct ,  that's it not baking any more cake. Anybody want some apricot and pecan tea loaf?
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on January 15, 2019, 06:36:24 am
Started back at work , we had free pizza but just had 1 slice. So start weight is 216 lb and goal is 150 140 . so count down 66 ----------
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on January 15, 2019, 09:54:47 am
Cutting back on wine with a meal has helped me.  Not that I drank every night, but I noticed when I had a glass the night before my number would be up a bit.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: LizK on January 16, 2019, 05:01:25 am
I am pretty sure it was @Drexy/Drex who made a great point to me about the amount of carbs I was eating and how much difference it made when you cut back. This was around the time when my weight loss had stalled just before surgery and I took time to reduce them and monitor the result. It was this that tipped me over the line to reach my goal...Good on you for committing to the weight loss and I have no doubt you will obtain you goal.


Good luck

Liz
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on January 17, 2019, 03:28:15 pm
So not as busy at work as I hoped , they say (this is the other branch I now work at)its normally very busy. Hope I can burn some off soon..
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Jessica_K on January 17, 2019, 03:57:53 pm
Diet works for me, l do little exercise just do not have the time. So I eat around 1000 cals a day , about halve the recommend amount, no additional sugar, no sugar drinks just good food made with fresh ingredients. Lost loads of weight, currently 168lbs, only another 20 to go and at the rate of 10 a month should be there in March
Will power and determination does it and you can do it

Love Jessica
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on January 19, 2019, 02:43:15 pm
8 weeks till the UK meet, need to lose 10+ lb
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: ChrissyRyan on January 19, 2019, 02:48:22 pm
8 weeks till the UK meet, need to lose 10+ lb


I think it would be a reasonable goal to lose 10 pounds in eight weeks for most people, except for those who are underweight to begin with or if losing those ten pounds would make that person underweight.

Chrissy

Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on January 20, 2019, 01:33:43 pm
one down 9 to go!!! or 65 to go------
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: LizK on January 20, 2019, 04:19:43 pm
one down 9 to go!!! or 65 to go------

Congrats every bit helps...Slow but steady will win you to where you want to go..

 
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: ChrissyRyan on January 20, 2019, 06:57:02 pm
one down 9 to go!!! or 65 to go------


Yay!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on January 29, 2019, 11:51:44 am
Not going well, but then its been cold and have been very hungry
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Jessica_K on January 30, 2019, 07:46:13 am
Not going well, but then its been cold and have been very hungry
It is so hard if you get hungry. I tell myself if I’m hungry and I do not eat then my body will take its requirements from somewhere else and so I will be losing weight

Then if you had done well for a few days give yourself a treat. If have some chilli choc penguins from hotel chocolat that I was given for Christmas and I will eat one of them as a treat for being good

Jessica
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: LizK on January 30, 2019, 05:33:59 pm
Not going well, but then its been cold and have been very hungry

Cold weather will certainly do that to you and we all have setbacks when it comes to dieting...I have put on weight since Decembers adventure so will be back to the diet with you soon.  ;)
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on January 30, 2019, 05:46:03 pm
@davina61   @LizK   @Jessica_K
Dear Davina, Liz, and Jessica:
I feel your pain ladies.....
Most obviously being hungry is not a good way to be if one is trying hard to lose weight. 
In the past when I been on diets and watched my food intake, I found that if was getting hungry before meal time that I would just drink a cup or two of coffee/tea/diet soda pop/water  etc....
That would take away the hunger "pains" for a while so later I could have a decent portion controlled balanced meal.

Being super-hungry when one is preparing food or ordering in a restaurant is usually not a good plan.... our eyes get bigger than our stomachs and/or we tend to eat excessively and eat the wrong things....   
....smaller plates, portion control and regular exercise seems to be a good combination for my body.

Good luck ladies.... I know what you are going through.   But my dear Davina, you love to cook and bake a lot much like I do, my freezer gets full before I can give it all away or invite guests to my home to entertain with a meal or treats.

Hugs, and more hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on January 31, 2019, 02:40:13 pm
I do get carried away cooking and make to much, taken some curry to work instead of salad but that stopped me being hungry at night so smaller meal. saying that I could do a tub of ice cream right now------
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on January 31, 2019, 03:44:34 pm
I do get carried away cooking and make to much, taken some curry to work instead of salad but that stopped me being hungry at night so smaller meal. saying that I could do a tub of ice cream right now------


@davina61
Dear Davina:

....... hey girl,  portion control is essential,  you are only allowed a half of tub of Ice Cream!!!   ;) :o

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on February 01, 2019, 02:40:45 pm
Lost another LB , slow and steady!!
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Jessica_K on February 02, 2019, 04:06:01 am
I have found a new way of losing weight. Digging a path to the house out of the snow
I have a large standing area for cars and a path meaning that the house is some 30m from the gate. Took about an hour of heavy shovelling to clear enough to walk to the door  ;D
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on February 11, 2019, 01:40:32 pm
The scales are yoyoing , got told I looked lovely last night all dressed up and when I said I needed to lose the stomach told I looked fine!!! Not so as the dress I was wearing used to be loose and I struggled to do zip up and its not from the extra on the girls either 
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on February 11, 2019, 04:35:35 pm
The scales are yoyoing , got told I looked lovely last night all dressed up and when I said I needed to lose the stomach told I looked fine!!! Not so as the dress I was wearing used to be loose and I struggled to do zip up and its not from the extra on the girls either

@davina61
Dear Davina:  
While your scales can yoyo up and down, it is how you fit into your clothes that should shock you into submission!!! :)

For me, I have a favorite dress that I use as guide.   When it starts fitting somewhat tight, then I know that I have to knock off the treats and cookies and hit the treadmills at the Gym.

Lately however I have been very pleased that when I put the dress on, it zips up easily and is not tight fitting...
... that is a signal that now I can have my treats and cookies.   ;)

Wishing you well with your continuing diet plans...   

QUESTION.... how is your eye, and how is your wrist??? ???

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: LizK on February 11, 2019, 08:56:29 pm
The scales are yoyoing , got told I looked lovely last night all dressed up and when I said I needed to lose the stomach told I looked fine!!! Not so as the dress I was wearing used to be loose and I struggled to do zip up and its not from the extra on the girls either


Just what you need to help with the motivation to keep on that diet. Keep plugging away I am sure you will get there.

Liz


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Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Jessica_K on February 12, 2019, 12:11:19 am
Scalles have always Yoyoed for me by a few pounds as I weigh daly and the scales are rubbish. Just ignore it and go with the trend. It will be down if you keep close to your diet. I weight same time in the morning and I have noticed that the ups and downs reflect how good I have been with a 2 day delay. This can throw you and seem disheartening if you ate good and the weight goes up.

I have been on a 1000C (ish) diet for 3 months and losing about 14lb a month

Love
Jessica
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on February 12, 2019, 02:43:44 pm
Danielle my wrist is OK but have to be very careful not to overload it, Thurs at 10 to see about my eye. 1000 calories , don't know how much that is , need to find a guide to help work out amounts.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on February 21, 2019, 03:43:09 pm
Down another 2lb , warmer weather is helping. Eating more veg , butternut squash curry tomorrow.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on February 21, 2019, 03:51:17 pm
Down another 2lb , warmer weather is helping. Eating more veg , butternut squash curry tomorrow.
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Very good news to read regarding your 2 pounds (almost ONE Kg) weight loss.   I know from personal experience that it can be difficult to keep my weight down ...  as with you, I love to cook and bake, good things I have lots of friends to share my creations with or I would swell up like a balloon!!

Congratulations on this part of your "Diet Attempt" success.

Hugs and well wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on February 22, 2019, 02:29:03 pm
Still the same weight this morning and tonight , that's good and usually it goes up over the day.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: LizK on February 22, 2019, 07:06:07 pm
Still the same weight this morning and tonight , that's good and usually it goes up over the day.


Same is better that increasing...keep you chin up every day you remain the same is a step closer not further away


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Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on February 24, 2019, 01:49:08 pm
Not sure if my electronic scale are any good (its a good brand) but lost another LB this morning. I know I shouldn't but stood on them tonight (and that's going without  lunch) and they read 4LB more !!!! will see what they say tomorrow.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on February 24, 2019, 02:05:20 pm
Not sure if my electronic scale are any good (its a good brand) but lost another LB this morning. I know I shouldn't but stood on them tonight (and that's going without  lunch) and they read 4LB more !!!! will see what they say tomorrow.

If a new battery doesn’t solve the problem you will want to make certain that the scale is on an even smooth surface...  if it still acts up it is time to get a new one
Danielle
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on February 25, 2019, 03:50:31 pm
This  morning it was the same as yesterday morning so that doesn't explain the 6lb gain in a day. Not from fluid either as dehydrated slightly .
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on March 03, 2019, 01:47:42 pm
Hope to lose 4lb before next weekend
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: NatalieRene on March 18, 2019, 11:32:55 pm
Hope to lose 4lb before next weekend
You can do it. Take walks. Drink tea or good old fashioned water.

As long as you eat less then you burn the weight will come off. Even if the number isn’t going down stick with it and the unhealthy fat will continue to burn off.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: LizK on March 19, 2019, 04:43:41 am
Hope to lose 4lb before next weekend

Good luck I hope you do...exercise your butt off and/or reduce your calories and you WILL succeed... :)
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on March 28, 2019, 02:58:13 pm
Still failing , looked in mirror when trying on new skirts tonight and total lack of waist happening. Its the bulge over the waist line that needs to go
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on March 28, 2019, 03:37:44 pm
@davina61
Dear Davina:


This is certainly not new NEWS to anyone that is trying to lose weight...
It comes off so slowly, and ounce at a time, but in a flash you can gain pounds without even trying....

Keep on keeping on with your diet (attempt)
You will get to you goal with hard work, determination, willpower,
... and giving away all of your baked goods that you like to make.   ;) :o ??? ::)

Hugs,
Danielle


Still failing , looked in mirror when trying on new skirts tonight and total lack of waist happening. Its the bulge over the waist line that needs to go
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on March 29, 2019, 04:33:52 am
Given up backing unless its for someone, trouble is I eat breakfast at7 and by 10 get hungry so have a snack . Must stop getting stuff off the sandwich van that comes round . Only thing is I might not get a break till 3 and by then have crashed. Then when I get home exhausted just want to eat and sleep. (must find a better job but what?)
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: LizK on March 29, 2019, 04:43:33 am
Sounds like its time for a lifestyle change!! Something more suited to you musical talents maybe?
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on March 29, 2019, 01:51:32 pm
Yes but need to earn £1400 + a month to pay the bills. So today started with a bacon, egg, mushroom and tomato breakfast, small salad with 2 spoonful's  of Keema followed by an apple. Tea was sweet pepper filled with Keema and 3 spoonful's of veg curry. 2 prunes and some dried mango for afters.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on March 31, 2019, 03:10:03 pm
Looking for the manual to change clock on heater I found a Low Calorie cookbook that my mum gave me last year . Its old and tiny but has some nice recipes with calorie count and also has 2 diet plans with a 1000 and 1200 . Some recipes are to fiddley or time consuming to do but its given me a good guide on quantity so will give it a go 
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on March 31, 2019, 03:14:33 pm
Looking for the manual to change clock on heater I found a Low Calorie cookbook that my mum gave me last year . Its old and tiny but has some nice recipes with calorie count and also has 2 diet plans with a 1000 and 1200 . Some recipes are to fiddley or time consuming to do but its given me a good guide on quantity so will give it a go
@davina61
Dear Davina:
I concluded years ago that foods made with more calories, more fat and more sugar do indeed taste better... so my successful diet plan back then was to eat what I like and what I want but to exercise good PORTION CONTROL !!!!!!
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on March 31, 2019, 03:19:33 pm
There was a sketch on a show , two ladies ordering a very rich dessert and only 70 calories !! when it came it was the size of a thimble.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Dena on March 31, 2019, 05:55:15 pm
@davina61
Dear Davina:
I concluded years ago that foods made with more calories, more fat and more sugar do indeed taste better... so my successful diet plan back then was to eat what I like and what I want but to exercise good PORTION CONTROL !!!!!!
Hugs,
Danielle

There is one other option. Spices and other seasoning can make foods like vegetables and skinless chicken taste good without the need to reduce your portions as much. I find sometimes I eat more if the food is boring where as if the food taste good, I feel like I have had something to eat and can get by with less.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Maid Marion on March 31, 2019, 09:11:15 pm
I also eat small portions of food that taste good.  I cook with butter, salt, oils, and plenty of seasonings.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on April 01, 2019, 03:22:04 pm
The low cal recipes in the booklet use things like lard, cream and things you would think that should be avoided . Made a pepper and sweet corn curry, its all veg and 2 table spoons of veg (sunflower) oil . put less anyway.Its very tasty and hot as it has 2 green chillies finely chopped . Might take some to work instead of salad
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on April 04, 2019, 08:07:29 am
Managed to lose 2lb , might go back on if I don't watch it as made a veg curry ( most for freezer and family) and ate a large pork pie for lunch.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Jessica_K on April 04, 2019, 10:38:48 am
I have found that I loose more weight if I have a larger breakfast. I guess it kick starts the metabolism harder

Jessica
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on April 04, 2019, 01:31:07 pm
Trouble is I don't feel hungry first thing, starving come 10 am!!!! and that's after porridge and banana
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on April 11, 2019, 02:56:49 pm
Started taking this diet seriously, watched diet program the other night and someone lost 50lb in 4 months with portion control. Lets see how it goes
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on April 28, 2019, 03:11:22 pm
no progress ----------
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on April 28, 2019, 06:54:38 pm
no progress ----------
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Please do not get frustrated and give up.  In any weight loss journey, there are plateaus that are seemingly difficult to pass by. 
Don't give up ....  keep tabs on your portion control, doing what exercise that you can and watch carefully the carbs and calories that you intake... and always keep hydrated and eat lots of high fiber foods.

         https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/22-high-fiber-foods

                 https://www.redbookmag.com/food-recipes/g2813/fiber-foods/

Keep on keeping on!!!!
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on April 29, 2019, 01:29:21 pm
Have upped the veg and cut back on meat, chicken stew tonight. 1 thigh and loads of veg.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on May 03, 2019, 02:47:02 pm
So Doc said a low carb diet
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on May 09, 2019, 03:12:10 pm
Not changed my food much but lost 3 lb this last week
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 09, 2019, 03:19:26 pm
Not changed my food much but lost 3 lb this last week

@davina61
Dear Davina:
Great minds must think alike.   
I just asked you about your low-carb diet on your  "Davina's diary" thread.

Wow, 3 pounds is wonderful news and great progress....
Whatever you are doing to lose weight, keep it up and keep it going!!!!

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on May 12, 2019, 03:00:38 pm
Probably the kiss of death but down to 15st 2lb 
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 12, 2019, 07:58:20 pm
Probably the kiss of death but down to 15st 2lb

@davina61
Dear Davina:
Wow.... more good news from you regarding your diet attempts....
Keep doing what you are doing, it seems to be working!!!

I will be eagerly looking for your next reports!!!
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Maid Marion on May 12, 2019, 09:41:52 pm
Hi Davina!

Great to hear you are making progress!

I did some baking today.  Ate two servings today and froze the rest to eat at work during lunchtime.

Marion
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on May 13, 2019, 03:39:18 am
15st1lb this morning watch out 14 coming for you------
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on June 10, 2019, 01:24:46 pm
well its not going well, stuck at the moment. Tried on my old work trousers and my backside (not my waist so much) is to BIG . That will be the HRT then!!!!
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on June 17, 2019, 01:29:26 pm
OK time to get serious , have a Christening to go to in 4 weeks time and need to lose 2-3 inches from waist.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 17, 2019, 01:33:04 pm
OK time to get serious , have a Christening to go to in 4 weeks time and need to lose 2-3 inches from waist.

         hmmm.... salad time with very little dressing, use lemon juice instead.???
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on July 02, 2019, 08:38:22 am
2 weeks to go till Christening and still no progress, my BFF is dieting and only eating 500 calories a day . I told her off as not enough as it was making her unwell. Mind you maybe that's what I need!!!
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 02, 2019, 10:25:50 am
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Hang in there!!!!   At 500 calories a day, you have to lose weight....   most people can maintain at 1200 to 1500 calories today.   

Just make certain that you are not in the "low power" mode.... keep up with your exercise and climbing up and down your stairs to your apartment.

I am wishing for success for you.... get past this stubborn weight loss plateau.

HUGS,
Danielle


2 weeks to go till Christening and still no progress, my BFF is dieting and only eating 500 calories a day . I told her off as not enough as it was making her unwell. Mind you maybe that's what I need!!!
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: NatalieRene on July 03, 2019, 06:02:40 pm
2 weeks to go till Christening and still no progress, my BFF is dieting and only eating 500 calories a day . I told her off as not enough as it was making her unwell. Mind you maybe that's what I need!!!

No don't over do it like that. What are you doing right now to lose weight?

Right now I am eating twice a day once at 11AM and once at 5PM. I have what ever I want until I feel full. I eat my meals slowly so that my stomach has a chance to tell me when I am full. Once I feel full I stop. I mostly only drink water. I have very little pop if any and if I do I tend to keep it to root beer and sprite to avoid the caffeine.

I also avoid snacks and candy.

Lastly I take a walk every day and sometimes take walks twice a day. It depends on my schedule. Lately I have also been using the stairs as opposed to the elevator at work so I go up seven floors twice a day.

Maybe something like that will benefit you as well.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on July 15, 2019, 02:11:58 pm
so my weight has stayed much the same but last time I wore my posh blue skirt I had to lie down to get it buttoned up, Sunday  I did it easy but that probably means the fat has relocated. Girls and ass have got bigger so good trade off !!!!!
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 15, 2019, 03:31:38 pm
so my weight has stayed much the same but last time I wore my posh blue skirt I had to lie down to get it buttoned up, Sunday  I did it easy but that probably means the fat has relocated. Girls and ass have got bigger so good trade off !!!!!

Oh yeah....   getting tops/shirts with "darts" around the breast area or lots of stretch is almost always a must for me..
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on August 08, 2019, 03:54:50 pm
down to 210lb , now just need to be 174-------
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 08, 2019, 04:11:32 pm
down to 210lb , now just need to be 174-------
@davina61
Dear Davina:

Keep going girl...   it takes determination and willpower, and you have it in you to succeed.
I am rooting for you!


HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on August 29, 2019, 02:27:58 pm
Yippee 199 lb (14st 13lb) 35 to go !!!
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 29, 2019, 02:40:37 pm
@davina61
Dear Davina:
Congratulations are in order for your continuing weight loss achievements.

Keep on keeping on and continue reporting your weight loss journey...

I will be eagerly looking for your very next report!!!

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on September 01, 2019, 02:02:21 pm
The scales said 14st 12lb this morning but that's probably just dehydration as have had a jippy tummy the last few days (tmi but weeing from your a hole is a bit much!!) Just stood on them again and its plus 4lb from this morning but have been topping up fluid and eaten dinner.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 01, 2019, 03:04:12 pm
@davina61
Dear Davina:
This is great news....  keep doing what you are doing and the weight will keep dropping off.
HUGS,
Danielle


The scales said 14st 12lb this morning but that's probably just dehydration as have had a jippy tummy the last few days (tmi but weeing from your a hole is a bit much!!) Just stood on them again and its plus 4lb from this morning but have been topping up fluid and eaten dinner.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on September 05, 2019, 02:27:34 pm
14st 9lb this morning, still have the bad tum. Must be on the s**t yourself thin diet!!!!
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on September 05, 2019, 03:53:17 pm
That doesn't sound like much fun.   :o
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on September 06, 2019, 02:34:55 pm
It wasn't, clearing slowly. Gone back up to 14st 11 this morning but that's expected
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on September 09, 2019, 04:42:56 am
Still on the SYT diet , back to 14st 9lb this morning. Thing is I do not feel hungry , shrunken stomach ? if so will try and do very small meals when my system resets .
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on September 09, 2019, 10:05:58 am
I think small meals will help.  We eat on smaller plates too, using salad forks rather than the larger dinner fork.  I've focused on eating slower too.  I used to shovel it in with abandon but now as I've aged it stays with me!  Keep going Davina, you're doing fine.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on September 10, 2019, 08:56:42 am
14st 8lb this morning ,dehydration I think!!!!slept all night without getting up for a wee, but then I normally have some swigs of water. Had 4 cups of green tea, a slice of toast for breakfast, and scrambled eggs and 2 slices (small) for lunch.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on September 11, 2019, 06:15:08 am
Down another LB 14.7 , it will go back up I suspect as I can now manage to eat without rushing to the loo
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on September 29, 2019, 01:14:45 pm
Back up to 14st 11lb ,want to lose 4lb before UK meet up in 20 days . Well I can try!!!!
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 29, 2019, 03:22:13 pm
Back up to 14st 11lb ,want to lose 4lb before UK meet up in 20 days . Well I can try!!!!
@davina61
Dear Davina:
There is one sure way, stop eating !!!!!
... but of course that is difficult to do, and you can't do it for long.

In all seriousness, I hope that you can get down to your goal weight in 20 days....
....and if not, people will still love you for who you are.

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on October 22, 2019, 03:13:53 pm
Stuck again yoyoing between 14 st 12 lb and 14 10 so have decided to try a veg diet , well there will be meat but only a bit. Will try some dahl as well , have bags of all sorts of lentils and not used much but have loads of recipes in my curry books.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Jessica_K on October 24, 2019, 12:34:31 am
It was good meeting you last Saturday in Brighton and you looked good
I am in the same boat stuck! I had bounced around the 11st mark after getting down from 15st and could not get the last 7lbs off I wanted. Then went on a cruise holiday and came back 10lbs heavier, got a bit off but now stuck at around 11st 8lb so a stone more than my goal
I must admit I have found it harder to restart the diet regime and being away from home a lot recently has not helped

My routine (if I stick to it is) eat a small breakfast of cereal ( recommended portion weighed)
Skip lunch no snacks
Eat a well balanced freshly prepared sub 1000 cal portioned dinner
Allow one treat (eat out/pizza/Chinese/fish and chips) a week
This worked for me but a bit tiring after 10 months

Keep up your work
Hugs and kisses

Jessica xxx
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on December 05, 2019, 03:25:26 pm
Not going well and have a run of dinners going up to Christmas------
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on December 05, 2019, 06:05:46 pm
@Davina61
Dear Davina:
I am sorry that you are having difficulties with your diet progress.
For most of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the winter holiday season does not make it very conducive to lose weight.

First, in the colder weather we are less apt to work on projects outside and are not as likely to go on walks and runs.
As you also stated, all the holiday time dinners and events, and most events include food, lots of food.
Portion control and old fashioned will-power are much needed during the holidays.

I am wishing you well... and I will be looking for your good reports.
HUGS,
Danielle


Not going well and have a run of dinners going up to Christmas------
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on December 29, 2019, 09:51:54 am
Silly of me but stood on the scales this morning, now have a mounting to climb (literally!!) after feasting .  Have a goal to aim for to start me off, March for GIC visit so 10 weeks on a Chrissy Ryan diet should do it (joking)
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on January 23, 2020, 10:30:07 am
lost a few lbs , still a long way to go---
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: randim on January 23, 2020, 10:38:54 am
Progress is what counts.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on January 23, 2020, 11:28:17 am
Progress is what counts.

@davina61   cc:@randim
Dear Davina:
Yes indeed, Randi is correct, progress, even losing just a few pounds (or Kgs or stones) is at least going in the right direction.   

As I stated in my previous comment on this thread, this is a very tough time of year to keep our weight under control....   
Wishing you well..... all it takes is determination and will-power!!! 
Simply said, but hard to do for sure.

I will be eagerly looking for you updates....
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on January 26, 2020, 01:03:16 pm
Its not helping feeling exhausted all the time, no energy to burn the fat off. Need to kick start my metabolism some how, its always been  slow and I was well over weight at school . Again my only comfort eating .
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on February 09, 2020, 11:03:38 am
Not sure if its being careful or from this cold but 4lb have gone this morning, was more but some of that was dehydration !! Will take it if it counts 5 and a 1/2 lb then . 36 to go and this time will try to stay on track. Need to keep the depression away then I wont comfort eat.Dont know why but suddenly things are "OK"
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on March 08, 2020, 10:21:44 am
Slipped again (sigh) but noticed junk in the trunk happening as well as some breast shape improving . Off sick again so missing exercise .
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on March 16, 2020, 10:11:38 am
Well got the go ahead after visit to GIC in June to have my 2 signatures for GRS so need to lose 40LB . Having something to aim for now so lets see what happens .No "treats" and smaller portions , more veg ?
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Maddie on March 16, 2020, 10:24:23 am
Less food and more water has helped me lose 40lbs in the last year.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: ChrissyRyan on March 16, 2020, 10:27:44 am
Less food and more water has helped me lose 40lbs in the last year.


That is a good result!

Chrissy
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on March 20, 2020, 04:35:41 am
Stuck in self isolation, its going to be hard not to pick /over eat
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Oldandcreaky on March 20, 2020, 07:11:36 am
Less food and more water has helped me lose 40lbs in the last year.

40 pounds?!? Holy-moly, Maddie! That's two bowling balls, a five-pound sack of sugar, and five cans of beans that are no longer duct taped to your body!!!
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Maddie on March 20, 2020, 07:56:05 am
Davina, you are better than me at keeping your hands busy.  Being a good cook must make it an extra challenge to stay out of the kitchen though!  But you have other projects... 

Can you take walks? I'm trying for 30 min in the morning and 30 at night. Most days.

Now is your time. You got this girl!


That is a good result!

Chrissy

40 pounds?!? Holy-moly, Maddie! That's two bowling balls, a five-pound sack of sugar, and five cans of beans that are no longer duct taped to your body!!!
I am laughing.  Thank you ladies. It feels right to be smaller.
 I'm eating less, but actually more often than I was before. No huge dinners.
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on November 12, 2020, 04:24:07 pm
So thought I had better check my BMI , whoops looks like I need to lose them 40lbs .
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Northern Star Girl on November 12, 2020, 04:31:54 pm
So thought I had better check my BMI , whoops looks like I need to lose them 40lbs .

@davina61
Dear Davina:
The Corona Virus LOCK-DOWNS are not doing most of us any favors when it
comes to activities and exercise, plus when we are stuck at home,
our pantry and refrigerator is just a little too handy!!!

You need to use Kgs and not pounds, the numbers are smaller....   ;) :o
40 pounds ~ 18 Kg

Wishing you well regarding your weight loss endeavors.

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: Kalandrina on November 13, 2020, 03:50:02 am
Not only are the numbers smaller, but the loses are bigger :)
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: davina61 on November 19, 2020, 12:44:32 pm
Well down to 15st 0 lb but its properly gone up after today, went shopping and got some stuff for lunch that was more than I normally  have .
Title: Re: Davinas diet (attempt !)
Post by: barbie on November 19, 2020, 01:15:08 pm
My goal about 3 months ago was to lose weight just by 1 kg (2.2 lbs), but it is still the same despite diet and outdoor exercise. Some people say my bodyweight may have reached the asymptote. Nevertheless, my goal is still to see the two digits, 65, in kg, on the scale. It is so hard.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50621770176_071ba685ea_b.jpg)

Cheers,

barbie~~