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Re: Weight loss, portion control and boredom!

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:58 pm

Oh your diet thing sounds quite good Millenia.

I would like to loose about a stone to two stone at most. I've been cutting down and doing exercise but I haven't even lost one pound yet :cry:.

To top it off, my wonderful French colleage came up to me in his loud voice and said in these exact words (except Dipsy he said my name).."Dipsy you are looking fat, have you ever considered exercise" and then he wheeled his chair away again.
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Re: Weight loss, portion control and boredom!

Postby Bel Bel » Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:42 pm

You must be doing something wrong if you haven't lost anythign unless you are buidling muscel real quick as muscle weighs more than fat

Perhaps you need to think about what your eating not just what your cutting down on
You can actually eat hardly any food but if it's high in fat and calories then it can be worse than eating lots of the right stuff

Some things to avoid or eat very little of:
Cheese
Nuts
Cakes etc pretty obviously but especially muffins, cheesecake and cookies as they are usually worse than most
Crisps (although can subsititute for better ones like wotsits, quavers, squares)
Fast Food
Sausages
Butter
Pizza
Dressing - often laddened with calories
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Re: Weight loss, portion control and boredom!

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:56 pm

I won't be building up muscle. I've just been walking and bike riding.

I haven't had anything on the list you sent to cut down on. From that list over the last 4 weeks or so; I admit I had a bit of grated cheese the other day, I had a fry up on Sunday morning (my dad made it then said I should get up and make breakfast - I didn't want one but since it was made I had to eat it) and I've had one packet of crisps but nothing major.
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Re: Weight loss, portion control and boredom!

Postby Bel Bel » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:06 am

Have you ever had your thyroid checked?
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Re: Weight loss, portion control and boredom!

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:09 am

No, but I've only put weight on the last year or so.
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Re: Weight loss, portion control and boredom!

Postby Bel Bel » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:38 am

perhaps the cutting down has got you to the point where you are not putting on anymore weight but it's not enough to actually make you lose weight

I have to eat 1500 calories or less to lose weight
Most people start on 1200 calories for 2 weeks to kick start their metabolism

can you start a diary of what you eat and the calories, maybe you are consuming more than you think
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Re: Weight loss, portion control and boredom!

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:00 am

I do probably eat more than I think. My parents are gonig on holiday in a couple of weeks so I'm going to try and be more strict then and see what happens.

My dad calls me fat then makes me a fry up and a bacon sandwich this morning GRRR.

I should add he only made a fry up because my bf was there, if he wasn't there he'd be demanding us to make him one.

The bacon sandwich this morning was becasue for some unknown reason he was up really early and I think he's trying to suck up to me...No dipsy you can't have a dog still, but a bacon sandwich will make it all better. My mam told him he was being selfish because it's not only him who lives in the hosue. It's "our" house...but in reality because he throws the biggest huffs, has the biggest mood swings and shouts loudest then it's HIS house.
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Re: Weight loss, portion control and boredom!

Postby Bel Bel » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:13 am

Yes but if your dad calls you fat which is outrageous then you can refuse the fry up and say "you keep telling me I'm fat but you aren't helping me so I will help myself and have cereal" Hopefully he will get the message and stop making fry ups. They really are very bad. Each piece of bacon will be 64 calories, then 100 each slice of bread so thats 328 calories before you even start on the fry up. A suasage has 150-200 calories
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Re: Weight loss, portion control and boredom!

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:28 am

Bel Bel wrote: don't have to eat it just because he cooks it


You've never met my dad then.

I normally have cereal :(. I think he's just trying to suck up and in fairness the fry up was a one off.
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Re: Weight loss, portion control and boredom!

Postby Bel Bel » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:49 am

Oh good he isn't deliberately trying to fatten you up then.
You put a sad face after cereal - does that mean you don't really enjoy it. I often have grilled tomatoes on toast (with marmite) or you could have scrambled egg on toast.
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Re: Weight loss, portion control and boredom!

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:08 pm

I don't know why the sad face really. I like cereal :).

I've been trying to avoid toast and stuff at breakfast, except at weekends. I have egg and toast at weekends normally. Grilled tomatoes in our house are so rare lol...we have a grill...it doesn't work..well half of it does...and that half takes an absolute age to grill anything.
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Re: Weight loss, portion control and boredom!

Postby Millenia » Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:04 pm

Mostly i would need to talk to someone in person for this to be easier but details are mostly:

Your lifestyle: what do you do? work hobbies? gym? Kids? Husband?
A list of what you eat in a week
Your weight
What you would like to loose
How much time you want to loose it
Height
health problems: medication being used.

You can send me this on a private message if and we can start from there.

See from the few previous posts, here we are shouting at the bacon sandwich. What you need to understand is that it's alright to have these thing's it's all about keeping it in balance. One thing i could never change in my diet is butter, i know it's no good for me but i certainly won't use flora or anything like that ewww. But i accommodate my eating to that.

What happens in most cases dipsy is that say you haven't done any exercise what so ever in 6 months. Then you start to do say an hour walking every 3 weeks, you eat a little healthier and you loose no weight. What happens is your body saying to itself 'hmm im loosing fat here, better hold on to it in case im going to loose it all' , it's what happens when people loosing weight don;t loose anything for a few weeks. More serious approach would be thyroid, pregnancy, water retention problems, bowel problems and digestion.

Most people have toilet problems when they start changing there eating, try hot water and lemon in the morning if that occurs.

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Re: Weight loss, portion control and boredom!

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:11 am

Millenia wrote:What happens in most cases dipsy is that say you haven't done any exercise what so ever in 6 months. Then you start to do say an hour walking every 3 weeks, you eat a little healthier and you loose no weight.


I didn't say that :o. But I'll accept it anyway :).
Serendipity wrote:A sausage has HOW MANY calories?????


Sausages are FULL of fat.

Millenia wrote:What you need to understand is that it's alright to have these thing's it's all about keeping it in balance.


I agree with you, it's because if you are craving something then having a bit of it or treating yourself once a month is a good way to think I'm still getting my treat.

Millenia wrote:One thing i could never change in my diet is butter, i know it's no good for me but i certainly won't use flora or anything like that ewww. But i accommodate my eating to that.


My things are I substitute butter for mayo (I don't really like butter...not that mayo is very healthy) and crispy chicken skin...I know it isn't healthy but for how often I have a little bit it's no harm really.
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Re: Weight loss, portion control and boredom!

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Re: Weight loss, portion control and boredom!

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:56 pm

manufacture_me wrote:I feel really angry and depressed now :(


That was me last week. If it's upset you that much speak to a manager about it - it IS afterall workplace bullying. I didn't say anything about my colleage but I have an appraisal within the next few weeks so I was wondering whether to mention it.
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