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#951489 - Sun Nov 25 2012 10:42 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: dg_dave]
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I'm still trying, a shade under ten stone! My "rubbish months" are November and December, so I think I'll refocus in January smile
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#953097 - Sun Dec 02 2012 11:30 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: JaneMarple]
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Another 1½ off this week to sit me at 15 st 12½ pounds. Getting ever closer to goal, and hoping to attain it by mid-February. That is 77 off now (or 5½ st)!
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#954590 - Sun Dec 09 2012 10:50 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: dg_dave]
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Just 1 pound this week to get me to 11½ pounds away from goal...15 st 11½ pounds.


Edited by dg_dave (Sun Dec 09 2012 11:22 AM)
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#954603 - Sun Dec 09 2012 03:43 PM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: dg_dave]
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Oh I see FT really does cater for everything! I have piled on the pounds whilst quizzing these past 2 years and really must join you lot! It just remains to pluck up the courage to find the bathroom scales and declare my weight to the world of quiziland. Well, maybe tomorrow smile

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#954637 - Sun Dec 09 2012 05:30 PM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: sooz888]
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Hiya Sooz, Even the small amount of accountability coming in here and telling us how you're going helps and is good motivation smile

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#954652 - Sun Dec 09 2012 07:45 PM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: Copago]
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This thread, plus a former coworker, was what got me started. I'm down 78 pounds in 53 weeks.

It's taking those small steps at first; believe me, it wasn't easy when I first started! smilee


Edited by dg_dave (Sun Dec 09 2012 07:46 PM)
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#954694 - Mon Dec 10 2012 03:29 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: dg_dave]
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OK, Nothing ventured nothing lost smile 'Tis worse than I thought! 10 stones 11 1/2 pounds starting weight. Not the most auspicious time of year to start but it would be even worse come New Year? I'm most impressed by your amazing achievement dg dave! I'll read through some of the other posts later for inspiration smile Thanks to Copago too - Yes it must be better than going to WeightWatchers!

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#955780 - Sun Dec 16 2012 10:31 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: sooz888]
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Another one off this week, and now 15 st 10½ pounds. I should hit goal around March 1.
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#957062 - Sun Dec 23 2012 10:18 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: dg_dave]
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Two more for a total of 81, and now 8½ pounds from goal!
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#957184 - Mon Dec 24 2012 01:13 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: dg_dave]
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Well, I've more or less removed the word "Diet" from my dictionary for December! laugh I'm a shade over ten stone - roughly a stone more I'd like to be - so I'll be jumping on the "diet wagon" immediately, on January 2nd with moderate treats smile This year, I've found it helpful to keep a "diet book" recording everything I've ate. Hoping to do the same in 2013 smile
Happy, happy Christmas to all my friends, who have supported me in this thread - and here's hoping we'll see "less" of us in 2013 laugh
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#957228 - Mon Dec 24 2012 03:41 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: JaneMarple]
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I could have written all that word for word .. (except if I'm honest mine would have been a shade and a bit over ten stone wink )

Enjoy Christmas, everyone, and all the treats it means and we'll get back to it later!

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#957306 - Mon Dec 24 2012 07:30 PM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: Copago]
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Oy, I've given up. As I joined here when I was under 11 stone from a basic diet given by an expert, it's only fair to return to admit almost all has come back and without suffering won't do much else unless I creep over 12. Getting close but not yet.


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#957341 - Tue Dec 25 2012 05:01 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: satguru]
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Jane and Jill, I too, have slipped off the bandwagon. I'm letting the end of year celebrations pass without bothering too much, but January will see me back on the straight and narrow again.

For now, I'm off to prepare a great christmas feast, turkey and all the trimmings ...

Merry Christmas to all!
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#958224 - Sun Dec 30 2012 11:02 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: Santana2002]
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I didn't count on Christmas Day, but cut a few off each other day to compensate (including on my birthday last Thursday), since I had no idea how many calories I'd eaten, and it paid off. I dropped another two to sit at 15 st 6½ pounds, and am now just under ½ st away from goal!!

Will go back to my "normal" numbers each day this week.
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#958255 - Sun Dec 30 2012 02:21 PM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: dg_dave]
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Well I knew when I tried to join you lot in late December it was a bad time to start. Now the time has come to bite the bullet and get stuck in. Tomorrow is weigh day and the start of some serious calorie counting. Any help and encouragement would be more than welcome... I know I will have around three stones to lose..

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#958299 - Sun Dec 30 2012 05:56 PM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: sooz888]
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I started in December last year, and while I did have a couple of setbacks, I kept plodding along, and it has definitely paid off...I'm down 83 pounds since the beginning!
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#958371 - Mon Dec 31 2012 04:32 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: dg_dave]
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Yes dg dave - your story is amazing and a real inspiration - very well done! My starting weight is now 10 stones and 13 1/5 pounds.. I'm starting calorie counting and exercising regularly from today. I will record my weight here each Monday morning whatever happens.

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#958606 - Tue Jan 01 2013 04:28 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: sooz888]
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OK it's 2013 and I may as well make a start! laugh
Unfortunately I can't "do" exercise seeming I have limited mobility, but me and Mum find the best way is having the goodies out of the house and in the shed/outhouse. Then you have to make a effort to get them smile
Today I shall be cutting down a little, but totally focused tomorrow smile
And today, I weigh ten stone, 3 pounds and a quarter so let's see how I do over the next seven days smile
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#958687 - Tue Jan 01 2013 11:47 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: SilverMoonsong]
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Have you thought about a Wii? You don't necessarily need a lot of mobility but can get a lot of exercise with it.
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#958704 - Tue Jan 01 2013 01:13 PM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: SilverMoonsong]
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Hi JaneMarple - I've been reading your story of success [and not such success] on this thread. I think what you say about being focused is probably the key. It IS for me anyway. The words 'I suppose I ought to diet,' are doomed to failure. Also, although I walk a fair bit, I've always found cutting down on calories far more effective than any amount of exercise. Let's both hang on in there and try to succeed this time shall we? I have at least 2 1/2 stones to lose so a hill to climb. Isn't dg dave's tale an inspiration?

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#959501 - Sun Jan 06 2013 09:43 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: sooz888]
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No change for me this week, so still 6½ away from goal.

Originally Posted By: sooz888
Isn't dg dave's tale an inspiration?


The scale and JaneMarple were mine.
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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
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#959597 - Mon Jan 07 2013 04:31 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: SilverMoonsong]
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Phew! End of week one. It's going to be a long year smile Some progress though.. Weight 10 stones 11 lbs. A smidge over 2 lbs this week. I've walked a few miles most days and counted calories rigorously. Back next week. Wish more players would join in!

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#959821 - Tue Jan 08 2013 05:21 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: SilverMoonsong]
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Well after getting my head into "diet mode" on Wednesday and Thursday with treats on Friday and Saturday, and back on it on Sunday and Monday, I lost one pound this week, making me 10 stone 2 1/2 pounds which suits me fine. I keep a "foot diary", keeping track of what I've ate during the day. Hopefully I'll have two more good days before the "blow-out" weekend smile
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#960880 - Sun Jan 13 2013 10:03 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: SilverMoonsong]
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After no change last week, I fell another 2½ this week to sit at 15 st 4 pounds. I have four pounds to go to get to goal!
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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
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#960979 - Mon Jan 14 2013 04:05 AM Re: Weigh-In 2012! [Re: SilverMoonsong]
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A difficult week but I lost one pound - current weight 10 stones 10 lbs. The excitement mounts, DG Dave! Do you have plans for how it will work after you achieve your goal? I know from bitter experience that that is the really tough bit, but you've certainly shown you can handle it.

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