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Lets loose some weight together - Page 2 - Carers UK Forum

Lets loose some weight together

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Welcome on Board Maz. I haven't tried the 5/2 but don't feel it would work for me- I would probably over eat on the days off the diet or loose momentum.
As I've not been working today I've had more time but I'm going to try basic calorie counting aiming for about 1500 a day which allows for the odd nice bit here and there. I've joined WW so many times but never had an inspirational leader, mostly patronising and time wasting IMHO so if I do it , it will be online only but will try calories first. I'm also reading up on fooods for heart, thyroid and anti inflammation to try and get those on the menu a bit more often. It might give a bit more focus to what I'm trying to do. I know my waist line is right up there in the danger area for type 2 diabetes and also lost mother to cancer in her 50s so there should be motivation enough. Last year I let caring get in the way and lost focus on me so will try to do both this year.
I've just ordered 'The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet' by Michael Moseley. I guess a lot of it will be common sense, but it can't hurt to focus the mind a little!
My Bro-in-Law collected the recipe pullouts in the Daily Mail a few months back for me - the recipes are really easy and tasty too ! I especially liked the cauliflower cheese and the vegetarian lasagne (made with slices of aubergine rather than pasta). Most of them (even the 'puddings') are diabetic friendly - low carb and low sugar :D
I've joined WW so many times but never had an inspirational leader, mostly patronising and time wasting IMHO so if I do it , it will be online only but will try calories first.
Many years ago (the first time I lost 3st) I found that the Slimming World diet was easier than the WW one and I never felt hungry - that diet also allows for 'treats' and can also be followed online :) But at the end of the day it's all about taking in less calories than your body uses !
susieq wrote:
I've just ordered 'The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet' by Michael Moseley. I guess a lot of it will be common sense, but it can't hurt to focus the mind a little!
My Bro-in-Law collected the recipe pullouts in the Daily Mail a few months back for me - the recipes are really easy and tasty too ! I especially liked the cauliflower cheese and the vegetarian lasagne (made with slices of aubergine rather than pasta). Most of them (even the 'puddings') are diabetic friendly - low carb and low sugar :D
Thanks Susie. Most of what that guy has said over the past few years makes so much sense - I don't normally buy those type of books, but as it's him! I have ordered his book and also the one with the recipes, which I believe has been written by his wife? I also had 'Robinson Crusoe' in my Amazon shopping cart from a previous visit so have ordered that too. I guess there's a bit of a link, but the 'slimming' was down to lack of food!
The book hasn't arrived yet, but decided to start with the sugar purge today. Had two boiled eggs for breakfast with half a slice of wholemeal buttered bread. 2pm had lunch - portion of tinned mackerel, couple of slices of ham and half a pot of cottage cheese. Dinner at 6.30 - piece of breaded cod and a large portion of buckwheat (with a little butter!), followed by pot of plain yogurt. Feel good. No headache. Not missing sweet stuff ... yet! Bought lots of veg today and am planning to make soup from scratch tomorrow.

PS - are we just loosening the weight, or planning to lose it?! ;)
Good evening fellow fat busters. Well, I haven't exactly jumped off the diving board yet, just got one foot in the air! I have made sure I have plenty of salad, cottage cheese and yoghurt in the fridge, plus lots of veg (I do love veg) and some fruit.
I KNOW how to diet, having lost the equivalent of my present bodyweight in a few efforts over the last 40 years, it's just the getting going, yet again. Last time I swore I would keep to the comfortable weight I was, yet here I am, blubber personified.
I am not a sugar fiend anyway. Sweets, cakes and puddings pose no problems. Chocolate can happily pass me by. However any kind of cheese is a huge temptation and I like savoury tastes. Take me out to dinner and I'll have the garlic mushrooms to start rather than the chocolate gateau to finish each time.
There's an unopened chocolate orange on the table in front of me and half a tub of 'celebrations'. Not tempted. However the blue stilton lurking in the kitchen and the crackers in the tin are singing a siren's song.
Pass the earplugs someone.
E.
I've been counting things for 2 days - so far so good. Felt a bit starving yesterday evening but got through it. Went out for a cup of tea this afternoon and friend came back with giant portion of cake for me. Oh well- this plan has to be doable or it won't last. I am still counting. I think I will order a Cholesterol test some time this week so I can check on progress in a few weeks. I expect I am off the scale well over 6 at the moment.
I've had a bit of an emotional day. So what did I do! Had a Marks and Spencer Swiss choc. Only one, but now I could eat more. I must not, must not!!!
Funnily enough at the time I was diagnosed as being diabetic I was a died in the wool chocoholic ! If eating chocolate was an Olympic event I'd have won gold every time !

First thing I did after diagnosis was give up chocolate, it wasn't easy but, now, two years later I no longer have any desire whatsoever for it - in fact when I did have a piece over Christmas I didn't actually like it :shock:

Elaine - I, too, love cheese :D But as a diabetic it's allowed (low carb-high fat diabetic diet principles); but I try to keep to the low fat versions (to keep my cholesterol down - which is a respectable 3.4 :D ) and have found that Sainsbury's low fat cheddar is actually quite good so I make sure that's always in the fridge and occasionally I treat myself to a piece of brie from the delicatessen counter (that way I can get a smaller piece than the pre-packed version). I've also found that Nairn's oatcakes are reasonably low in calories and very low in sugar so have those or a Ryvita crispbread with it instead of crackers.

For a choccie 'snack' my sister has the chocolate flavoured rice cakes (I can't have those as they are too high in carbs).
Funnily enough I am just back from weigh in at Slimming World and I lost 2 lbs. we have been having a VERY stressful time here which I haven't discussed on Carers UK forum but 2 weeks ago I lost 4.5 lbs mainly because I was physically unable to eat. The next week .. Xmas week I gained 3.5 so now it's 2 of that gone again if that's makes sense.

Slimming world is very good and their books and magazines are excellent. In many parts of the country you can get a 12 week course free if your GP refers you. There are also vouchers in Bella this week for free membership so it all helps.

There are people at my group who have lost 5 or 6 stones and have kept it off for years. My niece lost 8 st 4!!!
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