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Diane Ford12/02/2016 10:31:28
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I weigh 11st 7lb today, so I've lost two pounds this week.

I need to lose nine pounds in the next six weeks, to reach my goal of two stones weight loss by my 63rd birthday. I'm still hoping to do that. I started on September 11, and was doing well until December, when I hit a plateau. After gaining six pounds in January, I now seem to have got myself back on the right track again.


rosemary Rosenfeld12/02/2016 12:06:43
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Well done Diane! Your goal seems very reasonable so I'm sure you'll get there! Best Rosemary

Valerie Whydall12/02/2016 18:05:23
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As weight is up and down have decided to change slimming club. Was with a well known club but felt that I was not getting support I need. Going to enrol with a different well known club, hopefully get more support. Watch this space for the results, weight going down, down, down from here on thumbs up


Marlene Hutchinson15/02/2016 10:24:10
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Lost 2.1/2lbs this week and very pleased with that as I struggle in this snowy weather.

Good luck everyone.

Cheerio Marlene face 23

Winnie the B.O.L.B15/02/2016 10:30:18
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Well done that girl - keep it up (down)!

Winnie xx

Fay Morris15/02/2016 12:20:31
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Cheers! Keep releasing the pounds. Make sure that what is lost - is lost forever......that's why I say release - because from my past experience what I lost had a tendency to return and bring some "friends" with!!!!

good luck and blessings to everyone on this difficult journey


Sue 6216/02/2016 14:18:18
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Well I cancelled my ww direct debit yesterday. I have 4 more meetings and on the first one today I lost a pound.

The online ww people were very understanding and sent a really nice email to me. They also will send me the weekly updates free!!

I do have all I need from ww, scales, calculator and a couple of cook books so I am all ready to 'go it alone' with your help of course!!

Thanks for the previous support and Winnie's non-email!! Sue*

pamela jeffrey16/02/2016 15:00:39
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Stayed the same again this week. that is 3 weeks running.


Winnie the B.O.L.B16/02/2016 17:18:17
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Hi Sue - glad you've taken the step to cancel your other membership,. I'm sorry I didn't re-write my long message - truthfully, I forgot!!! I also can't remember the full contents of the post (the others who know me on the Forum, know that I have genuinely got quite serious memory problems) Of course, you won't know about them - but it does mean that I can get myself in a real muddle sometimes (often????)!!!

Anyhow, I think I was saying,basically, that there is no point whatsoever in going to a group where you don't feel happy and relaxed. You need to feel at ease, in particular, with your group leader but also with the other members. Losing weight is hard enough but if you don't feel any "connection" with the group in general, you are never going to succeed. Many years ago I lost an enormous amount of weight - from over 18st to 10st 9lbs - I'm 5'10" so that's as slim as I can get without looking like a skeleton. I did it with a group (where I eventually ended up as group leader) but a large part of my "success, was due to the fact that I used to look forward to going every Tuesday evening. Even if I knew I hadn't had such a good week, I knew I would get encouragement all round.

The system there was calorie counting - all the "new" methods that are on offer nowadays, were really not around back in the "old days"!!! For me, calorie counting still is what works best because it lets me have more "freedom". Our social life down here (South West France ) is very much food and wine based and calorie counting allows me to socialise without making a fuss. I just ask for smaller portions and then make up for any almost inevitable excess by being extra strict for a couple of days. I find it lets me lead a "normal" life!! Again, for ME, that works but other methods can be perfect for other people - everyone needs to find what works best for them as individuals.

I do know I wrote about some other tips/hints etc but I honestly can't remember what!! Sorry about that.

Good luck anyhow - and don't forget to shout for help, yell, moan and groan - and anything else that helps - we all try to support each other!

Winnie xx

Diane Ford16/02/2016 19:14:12
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Sue and Winnie

Calorie counting works for me too. I also try to plan what I'm going to eat early in the day whenever possible. I know you can't always do that, but it avoids you running out of calories before you've had your evening meal if you can plan ahead.

I probably sound like I'm on the payroll for, but I've found it to be a tremendous help with logging my calorie intake. In the beginning, I had to enter the details of my recipes for things like my slow cooker concoctions, risotto, smoothies, etc, but I've been logging in there for 156 days now, and more often than not, I find the details of whatever I'm going to eat are already there.

At the end of the day, you need to find something that works for you. Maybe some of the other group members will come forward and tell us what helps them when they're trying to lose weight.


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