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Well folks, the time has come for me to go on a diet. I want to lose 1 - 1.5 stones. As it is the New Year I am pretty sure there are a few more folks out there doing the same thing. I thought it would be nice to have a little support group to celebrate our successes and tell us that its ok when we accidentally sleep walk into a bar of chocolate (I think I will be doing a lot of sleeping :drool:;)).

I shall be calorie counting using an app on my phone - 1200-1500 per day, and my weigh day will be a Saturday.

Let me know how you will be shedding those evil pounds!
 

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I'm in :D I'm wearing size 16 and want to wear 12s this year :D i will be eating less no less thats it lol. I cant do 1200 cals i faint loads lol
 

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Hi Abi, I will also be watching what I am eating, I will be keeping a food diary, trying to eat more, but good stuff as I eat very little currently, but it's all junk, so more fruit and veg and proper food.

I am not going to be calorie counting or setting any goals, just healthier food and more exercise.
 

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Back to slimming world on Wednesday - I will let you know how I get on!

Lots of luck!

@Toffeewoffee I know what you mean. I used to eat really healthily but have fallen into a hole filled with chocolate, crisps, biscuits and white bread! I am even starting to crave veg now which is just weird. No fruit though - fruit is the work of the Devil!
 

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I also hate fruit ... Gives me acid and I have acid daily anyway without it ... I end up rolling around on the floor moping after fruit
 

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Well I love fruit and a lot of veg/salad, satsumas and grapes are lovely at the moment, I also plan to drink more water, flavoured water, as I can't drink ordinary water. I am going shopping after work tomorrow to stock up on everything healthy.

I also plan to take pictures of myself in my underwear (sorry, disgusting thought I know) but it really helped me in the past to see the changes.

I am plan to exercise 3 nights a week and as the nights get lighter in a few months I will walk to work, which is 40 mins each way.

Tomorrow's food diary is:

A bowl of Special K for breakfast.

During the day at work, cereal biscuits, satsuma, grapes, yogurt, flavoured water and 2 cups of coffee.

Tea will be covent garden leak and potato soup with a slice of bread with light spread.
 

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good luck guys.

From tomorrow i will be taking home made veg soup for my dinners an the rest i havent thought about yet. One plan i do have is to get a smaller plate to eat my evening meals from. Also, i bought a turbo trainer for my bike but it doesnt fit properly, fingers crossed i can sort it then i can use my bike indoors and also my treadmill and hopefully tone up a wee bit.

I dont do fruit, it makes my lips itch for some reason?
 

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@doglovinpiggylover - good plan - I'm going to make a big pan of butternut squash soup for this week. One of the girls at work has been quite successful in doing a diet where you put your normal amount on your plate and then put a spoonful back. As the weeks go on the portions get smaller. My plates are huge and sometimes I really do feel like I have to try to fill the plate up!

One of my downfalls has been carbs - I never used to eat them and now life without them is a bit scary!
 

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I find it difficult knowing how much to make just for one, and end up making wayyyyy too much and hate waste, but i figure if its just veg and stuff it cant be too bad
 

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Ha really karina? That's more than I normally have!

Last night I had some Birdseye fish fillets, mash and peas, but there were 2 fillets, so I made extra mash and pea's and plated up 2 meals, so had the same again tonight, nothing was wasted that way!

Good idea with the small plate, I am going to have a look in asda tomorrow night, also they say about a small fork being a good idea. X
 

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My downfall is crisps when I am bored at work, am going to try and eat healthier and hopefully lose weight in the process. Plan is to at least have my five a day and hopefully more if my IBS allows, though have found a fantastic probiotic which is helping. We are going to do a meal plan too for each week, starting tomorrow night. Think we will be having a lot of vegetable soups and curries. Karina, if you make too much just take it for lunch the next day, that's what we do.
 

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Chloe (is that you toffeewoffee?) I missed the bit where you put tomorrow's meal plan - I totally agree with Karina - that would make me so miserable I would have to eat cake! Good for you though if you can do it - I'm just jealous!

Supposedly, thin people eat more slowly too!
 

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I pretty much bulk cook everything and freeze portions otherwise after every 12hour shift I would have to stop for a takeaway on the way home
 

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Yes I am Chloe lol. I have eaten all of the left over crap from Christmas this weekend, so no more rubbish in the house even if I wanted it, and I live alone so it's not like I have to have it in the house for anyone else, so no temptation! Xx
 
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