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Slimming? New members very welcome

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Dame*Shelly*("\(*o*)/") Report 8 Oct 2013 22:40

FootieAngel welcome to the thread

well done on your weight loss keep it up and keep us up to date on how you are getting on.

i did stopober last year for smokeing but only lasted about 6 month
and sorry to say im back smokeing but when i feel the time is right i will try again


FootieAngel Report 8 Oct 2013 22:09

I attempted that then I needed to celebrate so had a small one sticking to October though. Hope you continue to do well.


Paula+ Report 8 Oct 2013 21:58

Footsieangel gel I am doing Go soberOctober in aid of MacMillan cancer no alcohol for one month day nine and I doing really well not a sip has passed my lips.

Keep smiling you are doing great.


FootieAngel Report 8 Oct 2013 21:45

Ty Paula for the welcome and the encouragement. You are doing well as are so many others on this thread it's so lovely to see how everyone is supporting each other. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do but I keep thinking my children still have two parents. I think it's hard when you are so close to your target it almost seems unobtainable. And yet you are doing so well it is do able. I'm two pound off my second target and have had to set a new one today I have not set it so high this time. Keep going Paula you can do it in your own time.


Paula+ Report 8 Oct 2013 21:37

Footieangrl You are very welcome to join our happy band. Your story is inspirational you and you have every right to be proud of your achievement. You will get lots of support and encouragement here the nice thing in my opinion it is not a competition gain or lose it's ok, the support will always be there, pop in from time to time.

I am struggling at the moment at 5 lbs. above my goal, I have been on holiday and been poorly since I have been home, it's not a lot to lose, but sometimes a little can be difficult. I have started back on my fitness regime this week Yoga, keep fit and Aqua fit, so fingers crossed.


FootieAngel Report 8 Oct 2013 21:13

This is such a lovely supportive thread and feel if no-one minds I will add my own experience. If you prefer me to delete I can.

In May I had a few health issues and made the decision I would seek advice on how to loose weight. It has never bothered me before, maybe I thought, I'm still young, I have years ahead of me and I like being big. And I genuinely did like being big. People who have met me on here know exactly how big I have been. I managed to get on a programme in Essex where I live run by the NHS to help me lose weight. I have been for my weigh in today I have lost to date 3 stone and 6 lbs and feel so much healthier, I have dropped 4 dress sizes and my bmi has been lowered significantly. Those who are friends of mine on fb will have followed my progress and know this hasn't been easy, but with good support I have done this. I am currently doing Choctober and this is going really well. I'm off my feet with a foot injury but I try to walk about 4-5 miles when I can. My asthma is much improved and so it the issue which caused me to start this. I wish you all well in reaching your targets and how lovely it is to see you supporting each other.
Thank you for letting me share this.


Cooper Report 8 Oct 2013 19:00

Ouch Shelly, No wonder all the Dentists have such nice cars :-D :-D :-D :-D I paid £50 for a yearly visit to the dental hygienist last week. Mind you it hasn't gone up in price for the last couple of years!

I weighed in on Thursday evening last week and lost 3lbs. My first weigh in the week before was a Wednesday morning class so I'm happy with the loss.

I hope you are having a good holiday Lynda and enjoying all the walks :-D

Ah ha, I see Merlin has popped in to see us ~~~~~~ to Merlin :-D :-D :-D

I have been on a training day today and managed to keep away from the goodies on offer.

Teresa :-)


Dame*Shelly*("\(*o*)/") Report 8 Oct 2013 18:29

well done Wendy for the 2lb loss
i only lost 1lb last week but this week i have already lost a wopping
hundred and 20 pound :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

how did i do that well you may ask it was easy peasy
and if you want to loss the same

:-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(

lynda have a nice time on you holiday

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 7 Oct 2013 21:26

Have a good holiday Lynda and enjoy your break :-)


~Lynda~ Report 7 Oct 2013 18:21

Evening Ladies :-D Another half pound off, just another one and a half pounds, then I will of lost a stone, then just a few pounds more and I'll be at target :-D

Doubt I will lose next week though, as I'm off on my holiday tomorrow, I will watch what I eat, but breakfast and dinner are provided, and if they haven't got slimming meals, I ain't going hungry ;-) I will be doing a fair bit of walking around those beautiful Scottish Lochs, so that should shed a bit of whatever I put on.

Have a good week everyone :-D

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 1 Oct 2013 22:23

Sorry you're feeling poorly Paula and I hope you are back to normal soon



Paula+ Report 1 Oct 2013 15:20

Hello everyone, well done to all those have lost this week. I am struggling at the moment, not had much proper exercise on holiday, and now I have a horrible head cold so finding it difficult to motivate myself . Yoga yesterday and keep fit tomorrow so hopefully I will be back on track.

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 1 Oct 2013 14:45

Whoooo hooooooo 2lbs off I'm a happy bunny :-D


Dame*Shelly*("\(*o*)/") Report 30 Sep 2013 22:39

evening all just poped in to read the post
and i see we have a new member

you can be how trainer and give us some daily exsersise


~Lynda~ Report 30 Sep 2013 19:51

Well, don't know what happened at weigh but I LOST half a pound :-D :-D I don't feel like I've lost, but am very happy with the scales. I really must be good all week, as I go away tomorrow week for 5 days, and I will certainly put some weight on while away, but will be doing a bit of walking, so hoping it won't be much.

Glad you had a good holiday Paula, welcome back, hopefully the lbs you put on, will shift quickly.

I'm with SW Teresa, I find it a fairly easy diet, and I love the recipes, especially the ones in the SW magazine, we practically eat nightly from those recipes.

I see a man in our midst, does he want to join us ladies I wonder? :-D

have a good week everyone, stay slim :-D


Merlin Report 30 Sep 2013 14:37

Teresa, been on the Choccies again? Tried to weigh myself today, could,nt manage it, The Public Weighbridge was Closed. :o))>


Cooper Report 30 Sep 2013 14:29

Thanks TS and DS :-)

Im making the Chicken Korma from the slimming world book tonight Ann. My youngest is not a great hot curry fan but likes Korma. I have made Apple Crumbles for OH and Son and stewed apple for me with LF yogurt.

I hope you had a lovely holiday Paula. It seems ages since I was away.

Good luck for today Lynda.

Is everyone here at slimming clubs? I have done SW in the past and Rosemary Conley when I was younger. I think SW is better for me now. I have also got the "hungries" Maybe it is the change in season. :-)



Dame*Shelly*("\(*o*)/") Report 30 Sep 2013 00:26

lol Lynda
I would swim the channel for you but I don't like getting wet :-(

I think it has got some think to do with the weather as it is getting colder we now want warm food to eat so it is another change in how diet

will have to swop my saled with cupper soup


~Lynda~ Report 29 Sep 2013 13:13

Like others I don't think I've had a good week this week, I have, what I call "the hungries" most of the week, fancied things that I shouldn't have, or eaten things I can have in moderation, but have eaten in excess, another couple of people at SW, who I know, have felt the same this week, wonder if it is the time of year, body wants something more substantial? Probably just an excuse for eating really :-D

I weigh in tomorrow, so that will tell, whatever I weigh, I weigh, I'll get over it. Need to be good next week, as I go on holiday the week after, and meals are provided, and I really don't want to be saying, "have you got something with less calories" That is boring :-D

Will call in tomorrow to tell you gain, which it must be I'm sure, unless of course I get my running shoes on and do a couple of marathons, followed by a channel swim to France and back, which ain't gonna happen :-D

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 29 Sep 2013 11:02

Stick with it Shelley you're doing okay