Dropping down into the next stone!

  • posted by Verano
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    I need help to get down into the next stone.

    I have noticed from various post here that there are a few people who are on the verge of dropping down into ‘the next stone’.

    I have been on the ‘verge’ for around 5 months now! I wonder if we can help each other, whether it be 13.9lbs or 0.3lbs, just to take that last step and get into the next stone lower.

    I just need to lose 2lbs to drop down but I’ve needed to do that for so long I now need help …..

  • posted by alliecat
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    Verano, I KNOW you can do this! <20 gm of carbs, and water,
    water, water!!!! 🙂

    xoxoxo
    Allie

  • posted by Verano
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    LOL … yes I can’t fail with your support and yes water, water, water. I’m going to make sure that tomorrow I have at least 2 ltrs. Then who knows …. the sky’s the limit!

  • posted by alliecat
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    YES, Verano, I’m the butterfly on your shoulder, whispering in your
    ear 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 And I can be a pest!!

  • posted by SunnyB
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    alliecat is right V, loads of water and really keeping pushing the carbs down, should get you there. It worked for me and I know it can for you too. Go for it!

  • posted by Verano
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    Well I have just weighed and I need to lose 2.1lbs to get down into the next stone. You would think I had a huge mountain to climb but it’s only a smidgen over 2lbs.

    I have looked back in my journal and very briefly in May I did drop down, and then again for two weeks at the beginning of October I was in a stone lower. So yes I can do this. I have to push myself because I have lost 64lbs , mainly from following BSD since July 2016, and my clothes are looking acceptable. I don’t have any health issues other than my mobility, which is vastly improved, and my diabetes, which is in remission. I seem to have lost my motivation despite needing to lose more weight. I have become complacent.

    I have joined and started so many challenges over the last 12 months or so and this will be my last shot. I can’t keep doing this indefinitely so one more try before I accept this weight as my ‘norm’ and just get on with life. I will go into 2018 either with renewed enthusiasm or acceptance of me as I am …. time alone will tell. Anyone coming along for the ride with be most welcome.

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    I need to lose just half a pound to hit the stone mark and another half a pound to be under. Although it is a mark I have been under several time I really want to crack it this time and be 7 lbs lighter before Christmas.

  • posted by Busybee
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    I too have been losing and gaining the same few pounds over the past months. At last I can see the end of the 3rd stone – just 1 3/4 pounds, and will really try to lose that by the next weigh in. If I manage that I would love to lose another three pounds over the next four week to take me into the 13’ s before we travel to US for Christmas with our son and family. They would notice, I think!
    X B

  • posted by Verano
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    We CAN do this. We all have so little to go to drop into the next stone that we really have no excuse!

    My strategy now is to weigh in stones and pounds rather than my usual pounds only. So welcome aboard and let’s just go for it …. we CAN….

  • posted by sunshine-girl
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    Not quite today, still at the same as yesterday but still going.

  • posted by Verano
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    Good morning

    Well after a 2lb gain this morning I decided to look back over the last 23 days of my current 4 week challenge and the upshot is 7lb gained 6.6lbs loss so an overall GAIN of less just than half a pound! All that effort for nothing and really just a waste of over 3 weeks. I have been yo-yoing up and down like this for the last 5 months and dread to think how much I’ve gained and lost. I am certainly not working that one out!

    So back to the drawing board now with 3.9lb to lose to drop into the next stone but with very much more resolve …. no more ‘playing’ at this, no more keeping on keeping on ….. time to knuckle down and ‘JUST DO IT’!!!!!!

  • posted by sunshine-girl
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    Morning all, I’m with you again Verano, up half a pound this morning so still 1lb to the stone mark and 1.5 to be under. You and me have been at this for so long that, although we never give up and pile it all back on, we have lost our enthusiasm to keep going for the long haul. I can do a week and lose then I mess around after that. Monday is a new week and I am going to relax a little over the weekend (by that I mean have a glass of wine or two) while keeping my food BSD friendly and then back with gusto on Monday. Just looking at the calendar and I have 3 weeks from Tuesday before my next medical appointment. I really have to get back to what I was at my last appointment. Hopefully my BG will be okay but I have had one or two spikes. Keep going girl, I’m still with you.

  • posted by Verano
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    I think you may have hot the nail on the head s-g. We have been eating this way for an eternity and whilst I enjoy the food and don’t eat refined or simple carbs I have lost my motivation. I am still trying but it’s pretty half hearted despite all the challenges BUT I won’t give up! Nor will you! Yes let’s just keep going ….

  • posted by Luvtcook
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    Verano, my sympathies for your funk. We have all been there. If my head is not in the game, I don’t even want to bother weighing….and that is when I spiral out of control and only come to my senses 20lbs later when nothing fits. Hope you don’t go my route.

    Hope you can find something that works for you….hang in there.

  • posted by Verano
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    Good morning plenty of water yesterday has seen the scales move down again today! Fortunately Luvtcook I haven’t lost the plot yet! Might not be too far away though.

    S-g I just wanted to share this with you, and anybody else who may gain from it,

    ”You are creating everything that is your reality. Before you can create change you must take responsibility for your your actions and thoughts. When you take this responsibility you are taking the first steps towards changing your current situation.”

    So I guess we both know what we are doing wrong, just have to put it right!

  • posted by alliecat
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    This is encouraging news, Verano! I’m going to convert you to a water nymph
    yet! 🙂 Listen to that butterfly on your shoulder………….she’s a pest, but she
    means well. 🙂 🙂 🙂
    I really enjoy reading the quotes from your daily inspirations book. They
    are a great way to get focused for the day, aren’t they? Along with chatting
    on the forum, of course!
    Talk to you later,

    Allie

  • posted by Verano
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    Promise you Allie I am doing my very best. Already on my third 500ml for today and it’s only lunch time so I have great hopes for today!

    Sometimes it’s just the little things that can kick start you again. Last night we were eating out with friends who we’ve not seen for several months. One said I look younger every time he see’s me, well not sure about that but another said wow you have lost weight your face is so slim. In actual fact I’m the same weight as when we last met the only difference is that I am no longer wearing my ‘fat clothes’. There is a moral somewhere in there. Today I had a phone call to say how well I look now that I’m pain free and yes that does have something to do with it, but I think it’s mainly due to weight loss and a slightly shorter haircut! Nonetheless, they have all given me a boost and so today I’m feeling much brighter and back on track.

    So although I can’t ‘see’ you I just want to compliment you all on your achievements and say how much better you are looking, and how much healthier you are since you started this journey. You all look great! So let’s carry on and see if we can drop down into that next stone and look and feel even better!

  • posted by Theodora
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    Well said, Verano – yes it is often the little things that mean the most. And so wonderful to be complimented and made to feel good about oneself. So I would like to reiterate your sentiments and say how MUCH BETTER everyone is looking since they started BSD.

    And well done on the water consumption too – keep up the good work, I have high hopes for a record being achieved😜

  • posted by Esnecca
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    What a great idea to reinforce the positive changes we’ve all made. My stylist suggested I angle the front of my hair to give it movement and to frame my “long face” instead of looking like two black-out drapes on either side of it. I was so happy to hear that I have a long face now, apparently. I was tempted to show him my passport picture from 2012 wherein my face can only be described as moon-like. A very, very full moon. 😆

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    Haha, Esnecca, I almost sprayed water at my screen reading your characterization
    of yourself! I wish you could all have a gander at my driver’s license. Talk about
    a jack o lantern with a double chin! Whenever I have to present it for some reason
    and receive the second looks, I’m grateful that I found my way out of that state.
    I intend to stay where I am today, with the support of all of you! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    I still find it difficult to get away from ‘loose’ clothes and whilst I’m not ready for fitted stuff yet I really don’t need floaty!

    You know Esnecca I only had quite a small amount of hair taken off all around and shaped more but it made a huge difference to the way I think I look! I think it’s really quite difficult to adjust to a new body shape and hair/face and regain confidence when we have spent years ‘hiding’ under the best clothes we could!

    Yes Theo I’ve made 2lt of water so far today plus a few teas. I’m sure I’ll make another 500ml at least before bed tonight.

    Let’s just stick with the POSITIVES! We always underestimate ourselves ….. but no more … let’s be the women we want to be and deserve to be!

  • posted by Verano
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    Allie that was then …. in the next one you will look a million dollars!

  • posted by Luvtcook
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    Verano, what a brilliant suggestion….emphasize the positive. I do think it is hepful never to take yourself too seriously and embrace oneself, warts and all. But with the changes happening to all of you, all of us, giving yourself credit for credit due, glass half full and all that…..great motto forward.

  • posted by Theodora
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    Well done on the water, V. Great stuff.

    And I’m sorry, I forgot to mention how fantastic you and Esnecca look with your new haircuts😄

    Allie, my driving licence is soooo old, it doesn’t even have a photo. Just the other day, I went to collect an order from Waitrose and was asked for photo ID. I don’t have any, I said. Surely you have a driving licence, the woman said. Sure, said I – but on production she didn’t even recognise it as a licence 😱 In fact a few years ago a policemen didn’t even recognise it – he said licenses previous to photo ones had been pink 😄 Mine’s green and I’ve had it since 1977 and only got changed from the lovely little maroon book then because we moved house!! Sadly will have to have a photo one in a couple of years when I turn 70, but at least it can be a “thin” photo 😄

  • posted by Esnecca
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    Amen, Verano! Finding a way to make our outsides match our insides can be a struggle, and when it has taken a long time to get to this place, it takes even longer for the brain to catch up to the new reality. Reality: we have great kicky new haircuts that bounce and move and look sleek as all git out. Reality: goobye to all floaty tent clothes! You don’t fit us anymore. 😀

  • posted by Verano
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    So girls I guess it’s time to

    🎶 Accentuate the positive
    Eliminate the negative
    Latch on to the affirmative
    And don’t mess with mister in between 🎶

    We aren’t in betweenies we are all moving forward with positivity…. lets just enjoy our ‘new’ selves. Onwards and upwards to enjoy the rewards of our hard work …. even if there is more to come …. let’s celebrate the journey so far.

  • posted by alliecat
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    Verano, what a great thought – I’m hearing that tune quite distinctly in my
    head at the moment. Thanks! I’m going to keep it mind for the few rare
    moments when I get a little disgruntled at my current waist measurement.
    I don’t think that I’m destined to ever see 24″ again, regardless of the low
    number on the scale. How much can I expect from my body, after all?
    I’ve already “contracted” by 20″. Hooray! It’s time to keep all things in
    perspective 🙂 Congratulations on the water consumption for today. With
    the tea, you must be close to 3 liters, or soon will be. My pesky voice is
    continuing to whisper in your year. We water nymphs must stick together!!

  • posted by Esnecca
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    The tape measure lies when it comes to our waists, Allie, because of how much weight we’ve lost. The difference in density between fat and skin makes that measurement pretty meaningless. Even at my current low of 117.7lb, my waist remains 30″. Meanwhile, the skinny pants I bought a month ago are baggy on me now and require a belt to keep from sliding steadily downwards, and a dress I bought that according to the sizing chart had a 27″ waist fits flawlessly without strain or bulging or muffin-topping of any kind.

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