What an excellent post Lizzie! I've avoided commenting on this thread before now because, following my op in December I've been taking steroids on a daily basis. My weight has ballooned out of all proportion and I was desperately afraid that I might be forced to take them for the rest of my life.
Yesterday I was given the all clear to start reducing the dosage and I'll be off them altogether in 4 weeks from now. I know I'll never again be the 8 stone sylph I was 20-odd years ago and I'm not going to beat myself up trying, but so long as I feel fit and healthy and I can get back into my size 12 jeans without feeling like I'm wearing a steel corset, that'll do me!
Message posted by sooz on 12 February 2011 at 10:55am - IP Logged
Good news Elaine, I'm sure once you stop the steriods the weight will drop off quickly!
Lizzie - I had my MOT a couple of months ago and apart from the weight and (controlled) high blood pressure, everything came back OK! So, I think that proves in my case at least, that there's not much I can do to improve my eating (apart from cut down on the drinking) and it's EXERCISE I need to rid me of the excess tonnage I've accumulated since having a dodgy knee!
I have my next session at Gymaphobics tomorrow...so far, so good!
Let's keep this thread nice, folks! Positive comments only, please! None of us who post on here find it easy to drop the pounds/inches and we need all the help we can get!
Message posted by trisa on 12 February 2011 at 1:12pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by sooz on 12 February 2011
I had my MOT a couple of months ago and apart from the weight and (controlled) high blood pressure, everything came back OK! So, I think that proves in my case at least, that there's not much I can do to improve my eating (apart from cut down on the drinking)
I agree with you Sooz. I also think that I can't improve much on what I eat. I just have to eat less of it!
We eat very healthily. We have to as OH is diabetic. The dietician at the diabetic clinic told us that it's very dangerous for a diabetic to be overweight and that everybody could and should follow a diabetics diet. They can still eat pretty much anything, including sugar, but portion control was THE most important thing. That's where I slip up!
You're right, Trisa. A few months ago I bought a Diet Plate which sets boundaries for portion sizes! It's amazing the difference between a "Sue" sized portion and the correct one! It's made me far more aware of how much I eat, even if I sometimes succumb and pack away more than I should!
Message posted by trisa on 12 February 2011 at 3:11pm - IP Logged
Ive recently started using a smaller dinner plate my daughter made (its extra special) its in between the size of a dinner plate and a cake plate. Im again on my annual Corfu diet and have about 2 stone to lose which I can do very easily every year. Im extremely careful during the week but on a Saturday I have my Indian and wine/vodka.
For me its not losing weight its maintaining it is the real problem and during winter when your wearing jumpers etc its easier to hide.
Message posted by Steve Valentine on 12 February 2011 at 6:21pm - IP Logged
Hi all, I have not seen the smaller dinner plate although I have heard of them. I take weight watcher meals to work that goes against my religion, but I work in a house with people with learning difficulties and they love cake and all sweet stuff, (they all in their seventys) so allowed a treat, this is my way of not being tempted and then when I make a meal at home I use the empty tray from my WW meal to measure my meal before I put it on the plate and fill up with salad or good veg and the weight is slowly coming off, BUT it does seem a lot slower than when I did healthy eating when I was younger. Maybe not having 3 kids to chase round after, but 8 grandkids and full time work should balance it out. Anyway just finished work so hubby pouring me a well earned glass of red wine and I promised my self to stick to one so he better make it a large one!! Good luck with your weigh ins etc lol Ann xx
Message posted by sooz on 12 February 2011 at 8:54pm - IP Logged
I try to use the plate for most main meals. Naturally, when we have people round then it stays in the cupboard! The idea is to keep protein in the place marked for protein, carbs in the carb slot etc., etc. You can pile it as high as you can as long as the food doesn't go over its boundary. Not quite sure what would happen if you had very square chips...it could be a challenge to see how many could be piled up. Generally, however, if it falls off the pile then it's too much!
I got mine off E-bay, I'm sure they would post to Corfu. They also do a cereal bowl and a man-sized diet plate, as well as a children's version.
Message posted by Malcy on 12 February 2011 at 9:40pm - IP Logged
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