Super Skinny Me Update 2 – Help Needed

Well it is official, I am rubbish, totally and utterly rubbish!

I start a mission to lose weight, I had all these plans set out. What do I do I put on a pound. How rubbish is that!

I shall tell you…


I could sit here and write down a list of excuses of why I haven’t lost weight. But I am not going to, I know why I haven’t lost any weight, I know why I have put weight on. I shall tell you why…

I have done nothing, I haven’t been exercising, or eating properly I have just been bumbling along and frankly that is not going to do anymore. I now realise though that I don’t have enough will power to do this on my own, so I am going to have to either convince Mr L to do this with me, or I am going to have join some kind of group to do this.

I am stumped, I am finding this hard, but I am determined to do this, I need to do this, for my own sake, and for medical reasons. I don’t want to remain this size, and it is affecting me in other ways too. I am incredibly grumpy about it all the time, but then I am stuck as I am miserable about it, I eat more rubbish. So where do I go from here.

I am really conscious that I am totally unfit, when I say totally I mean it. It is starting to worry me that I am very unhealthy. I only like to eat sweet things, and this is really bad, my dad has angina and diabetes so not a good sign. So I need to stop this and start eating properly.

I look at both myself and Mr L, and in the five years we have been together, we have both gained a lot of weight. I worry about his weight as well. It frustrates me that we have let ourselves get like this and now I look at Baba and I don’t want him to have unhealthy parents, or not to have us at all!

I had some shocking news about my dad yesterday that I don’t want to talk about at the moment, but it scared the life out of me. I remember dad being taken into hospital when I was 16 when he was first diagnosed with angina, and I was scared. I remember sleeping in my mums bed for the first time in years, and not knowing whether he would be ok or not. It was a hard thing for a 16-year-old and I would do anything to make sure that Baba doesn’t go through that.

I need some help to lose this weight so if anyone has some great ideas, or tips then please send them my way, and sorry for rambling today!

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Moiderer
    Feb 20, 2010 @ 22:43:24

    I just do atkins cos I know it works and I can lose a reasonable amount in a short space of time without going hungry. It’s not a good long term diet – but it is good to lost the weight and then switch over to something more healthy eating based for sustaining it


    • andthenallithoughtaboutwasyou
      Feb 20, 2010 @ 22:50:23

      I have never looked at Atkins, is it all meat or something?


      • The Moiderer
        Feb 20, 2010 @ 23:00:38

        Low carb, high protein. Allowed 20 carbs a day for the first 2 weeks and then 40+ from then on.

        Fish, Meat, cheese and eggs are all 0 carb
        Cream and milk are relatively low
        Fruit like Raspberries, Blueberries and Strawberries are low
        Vegetables like Savoy cabbage, Cauliflower and broccoli are low and most salad items.
        Other items are ok in moderation but can’t do bread, potatoes, rice or pasta.
        Should lose around a stone in the first couple of weeks.
        0 carb food you can eat as much as you need. Lunch can be a pain but you can ‘legally’ have a full fry up for brekkie (yum) and you can do interesting things like Shepherds pie made with Cauliflower mash instead of potatoes. You can do potato mash for the kids.
        Snack on nuts which are all low carb to varying degrees and hubby snacks on peperrami

      • andthenallithoughtaboutwasyou
        Feb 20, 2010 @ 23:24:14

        Thanks I will have to have a look into this thanks for that x

  2. Heather
    Feb 21, 2010 @ 07:38:41

    I used a really good free website called ‘sparkpeople’ that helps you track everything you eat and all the exercise you do, which really helped me. Rather than proper dieting, at which I suck, it allowed me to see how unhealthy what i was eating was and change it accordingly and still have snacks and stuff.

    i also bought a couple of exercise DVDs which were great, Janice from Corronation street’s ‘weight off work out’ and Davina’s power of three. both were really good and i’d recommend them.

    i managed to get off 14kgs in 4 months – from a large 16 to a 12, so it worked for me.

    good luck with it all.


  3. newdaynewlesson
    Feb 21, 2010 @ 09:18:24

    I have lost 1000’s of pounds over the years *sighs*.

    I want to say that you have to be careful with Atkins. It can be great for some people and disastrous for others. Not everyone’s bodies can handle a high protein diet and there have been people who have become very ill form it.

    The first thing you need to do, is forget about the want of being skinny. Replace hat with a concrete manageable goal. Let’s say 5 pounds in a month, or even less. It does not matter. You need to set a realistic amount and a realistic time frame.

    Next you need to get rid of things that tempt you.

    Have salad and things cut up in advance. So that you don’t have to start cutting and preparing when you are hungry.

    As far as exercise. Start off small. Say you are going to walk 20 minutes 4 times a week. The week after raise it 5 minutes or add a day. It will take about 3 weeks for this to become a habit and get easier. BTW-same as with the eating right.

    If you really do need the support, I would highly recommend weight watchers/ Their support is really good.

    Good luck!


  4. MrsW
    Feb 23, 2010 @ 22:33:31

    I’ve just completed a 3 month Weight Loss Challenge with Arriba/Herbalife and they tell the same story – we eat a carb laden diet in this country and we need to up our protein to build muscle and burn fat. I had to eat 113g of protein a day and limit my carbs. I was most successful (losing 7-8lb a week) when I stuck to this and kept the carbs under 20g. It’s a whole new way of thinking about food and I actually like it – I like chomping on chicken or a tin of tuna when I feel like snacking and not caring about the calories – just filling my face with protein 🙂 I only lost a stone overall since the 12 week programme straddled Christmas (and I was bad – there was wine and fizzy stuff and pudding) but I am back on it now and aiming to combine it with walking, walking and some more walking otherwise there will be no photographic evidence of me being in Florida this summer – I will be in hiding!

    You want a weekly online weigh in? Maybe we could setup a Twitter hashtag!

    I’ll nag you and cheer for you and sympathise with a Twirl bar (no scratch that last bit!). I think I need to catalogue everything I eat and do it regularly and with intent. I am the sort of person who eats breakfast at 8 then forgets it completely by 10, which is breakfast time yeah?


    • andthenallithoughtaboutwasyou
      Feb 23, 2010 @ 22:41:30

      Oh this sounds interesting where can I find more information about this diet, as I like the sound of that, and Mr L would love it, he would prefer to munch on chicken and things like that.

      I like the idea of a weekly twitter weigh in, you nag me and I nag you and cheer for one another when we done good. I have to start walking more, we have a dog I have no excuse really but its so cold, although that isn’t good enough but its true. So we need a weekly weigh in day…what do you reckon, I wonder if anyone else would be up for this? May have to do another blog about this! Brain is ticking over now….


      • MrsW
        Feb 23, 2010 @ 23:34:01

        Just Google Arriba or Herbalife – they run 12 week courses costing £40 and the biggest loser wins cash, my friend won it last Thursday after losing over 2 stone. They don’t tell you what diet to do but they do try to sell you Herbalife products (which are basically high protein shakes – meal replacements – and expensive!).

        I’ve seen a couple of blog based diet clubs and considered running one for a while now but I think people find it difficult to get involved when they’re not running it themselves or it’s not aligned with a professional organisation like Weightwatchers. Which makes sense really cos who am I to share diet tips? I am 70lb overweight!

        I think dieting really is all about personal responsibility.. but I think the idea of a real time Twitter whinge when I feel myself reaching for a Star Bar might be a good idea. Especially if there’s someone there to STOP me! lol

        I think Friday is the best weigh-in day – Friday morning. I find it gives me time to undo the damage from the previous weekend (oh I am so positive).

      • andthenallithoughtaboutwasyou
        Feb 23, 2010 @ 23:41:47

        Friday is good for me, I can do the morning as am at home that day! I like the idea of a twitter whinge as well, as sometimes I think that it is throughly needed, especially when you have a child screaming in the background, and have been up all night with them. The only thing that will help is a bar of chocolate! So I really need someone to stop me at times!

        So when we starting this fri? To put our starting weight down, and then go from there… I think that is a good idea!

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