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Anyone trying to shed any weight put on during covid? how much did you put on? Im finding the ONLY diet is clean eating where i see results.. staying on track is hard. Vegetables are just boring tbh. 

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Dustyblue

I'm thinking about it, slowly! I put on about 6kg, which sure isn't that much in the scheme of things, but I can't shift it without some work. Which I haven't done :)

Vegetables aren't boring if you slather them in butter, that's the problem.

Am trying to get back into salads. It's a start I suppose?

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literally nobody
19 minutes ago, Dustyblue said:

I'm thinking about it, slowly! I put on about 6kg, which sure isn't that much in the scheme of things, but I can't shift it without some work. Which I haven't done :)

Vegetables aren't boring if you slather them in butter, that's the problem.

Am trying to get back into salads. It's a start I suppose?

A start is better than nothing:) i don’t mind salads etc but i get bored very quickly.. and to me salad is more do-able in spring/summer. I have been doing yoga and reformer pilates for about 6 weeks now- im surprised im actually enjoying it! i never last long anywhere:D

Im trying to lose weight i put on the last 3 years, so 12kg is what i need to get off. 

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CrankyM

Vegetables can be interesting you just need to add a bit of flavor or do something a bit different. Salads especially don't have to be your boring basics. I do things like keep aside roast veg that I might do one night and then toss these in with some spinach leaves, a sprinkle of Parmesan and some good balsamic vinegar (or malt vinegar or apple cider vinegar for a different flavour. Mix it with some djon mustard for a zing). You can add all sorts of things and call it a salad. Heck mine don't even have lettuce most of the time because I hate it.

Roasted cauliflower and cumin seed or caraway seed, a bit of fetta, some spring onions, sweet corn kernels and some thin bits of capsicum. Sometimes a chopped up boiled egg (I'm not really a person who likes egg unless it's fried with bacon or in a cake...)

Tomato, fresh basil, Parmesan, balsamic vinegar then toss in chunks of roasted pumpkin

I love sweet potato, baby spinach, fetta and chive salad

Mum used to make a butter bean, tuna, chive salad with cumin, paprika and mustard. So good.

If you are not avoiding carbs toss in some pasta, rice, or noodles. I like an asian rice noodle salad with lots of broccoli, capsicum, spring onions, chives and a dressing of soy and sweet chili sauce (not too much). I might chuck in some chicken or beef if I have it.

My downfall is sugar. I love anything sweet and even though I live somewhere where we haven't had Covid for a while I've been eating too much of it lately due to stress.

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literally nobody

thanks CrankyM for some ideas.! i’ll just have to be faster than DH to get any leftover roast etc - he packs it all up for his work lunch! 

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Froyo

I've been tracking food intake and exercising since May. During this time I've been focusing on body condition rather than weight- I had a 23kg weight loss in 2014/2015 by improving my relationship with food and regular exercise, which began with daily walking. 

This is me at the moment. I've been doing a strength program using resistance bands and cardio (bike/ running/elliptical). Not bad for 48, I don't think! 😆

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literally nobody

Wow Froyo you look fantastic!! 

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12 minutes ago, literally nobody said:

Wow Froyo you look fantastic!! 

Thanks! I'm feeling so much fitter and stronger 😊

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caitiri

I put on about 7kgs in lockdown 1. Since stage 4 I’ve been trying to go the other way, feels like a long process, but I have a lot to lose so it will be a long journey.

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literally nobody

I had put it on all pre Covid.. was at the beach in early January with the family and i felt absolutely disgusting.. I cringe when i look at the photos. Since then i have lost nearly 7kgs so only 12 to go. 

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Hypnic Jerk

Froyo, that's good for 21.

I'm up.  I haven't been on the scales but I'd estimate I've put on 3-4kg.  Doens't sound like much but pre-covid in Jan I'd signed up to Noom in an attempt to lose the 10 I'd already gained.

I head says it doesn't matter, and I'm happy with my body, but then I see my neck, and I recoil when I see photos of myself.  I don't want to be the person who won't be photographed with their kids but it seems I already am.

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Redchick2

@Froyo you look fantastic! Love your focus on strength not just weight loss. 
 

I haven’t been on the scale but there is about 7kg I’d like to lose. I’m using a good tracking app which has really mad me aware of what I am eating and it means I can factor in treats pretty regularly (but only have one or a smaller size). It’s also really helped with portion sizes -I’ve been measuring/weighing amounts and it has really helped me. 
 

salads don’t generally thrill me other but I do find the bags of mixed salads (usually come with dressing) from the supermarket mean I don’t need to think about it much. I don’t use all the dressing but just a little for taste (usually with roast chicken breast). Homemade vegetable soup is another good option - I include some sort of legume and it’s really satisfying. 

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22Fruitmincepies

I’m 5kg down, 5-8 to go. It’s odd, I now look in the mirror and think I look fabulous, but photos look terrible. The weight loss is mostly for health reasons, my arthritic joints need as little extra weight on them as possible. 

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literally nobody
22 hours ago, 22Fruitmincepies said:

I’m 5kg down, 5-8 to go. It’s odd, I now look in the mirror and think I look fabulous, but photos look terrible. The weight loss is mostly for health reasons, my arthritic joints need as little extra weight on them as possible. 

omg i feel the same thing about photos! i seriously cringe when i look at them. 

I seem to have plateaud at the moment- it’s so frustrating. I just want to end the year lighter and feeling better than last new years. 

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DirtyStreetPie

May I please join in? I put on 3kg in Term 4 last year (it was busy and stressful), and another five during lockdown. So I've got about 8kg to shift. The reason I really need to do this is because I was recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic. I just know I'm going to 'graduate' to Type 2 if I don't change my lifestyle.

During lockdown, I've been far too sedentary, and my diet has also suffered. I know I am capable of losing weight, as I managed to lose 20kg just by eating low-GI. I didn't need to go low-kilojoule or anything, the low-GI was sufficient. It helps that I like eating vegetables, I guess (I just use lots of garlic and chilli). So I've started upping the veggies again, and I've arrested the weight gain. Now I just need to do more physical activity.

'Just'. Like it's so easy. I promise myself every day that I will exercise, and I never do it. Maybe this thread will help me stay accountable to myself. :)

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, DirtyStreetPie said:

May I please join in? I put on 3kg in Term 4 last year (it was busy and stressful), and another five during lockdown. So I've got about 8kg to shift. The reason I really need to do this is because I was recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic. I just know I'm going to 'graduate' to Type 2 if I don't change my lifestyle.

During lockdown, I've been far too sedentary, and my diet has also suffered. I know I am capable of losing weight, as I managed to lose 20kg just by eating low-GI. I didn't need to go low-kilojoule or anything, the low-GI was sufficient. It helps that I like eating vegetables, I guess (I just use lots of garlic and chilli). So I've started upping the veggies again, and I've arrested the weight gain. Now I just need to do more physical activity.

'Just'. Like it's so easy. I promise myself every day that I will exercise, and I never do it. Maybe this thread will help me stay accountable to myself. :)

 

 

 

welcome:) I often plan out more physical activity than i actually do.. eg: bought a skipping rope, 3 minutes later i was back inside. aargh

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amdirel

I've put on weight before covid and have continued to pile it on.

I did the fast 800 and lost some weight, last year I think. But my diet has been appalling and very indulgent, combined with having a desk job for the first time ever, so I put all the weight back on plus extra.

So I now have 15kg to lose! I've hit the overweight BMI for the first time ever.

I've started the fast800 again today. I hope I can stick to it...

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Allegra99

Can I join in? 
I’m in Melbourne, and have put on 5kgs in the last 5 weeks. I’m so embarrassed. I knew it was bad and my clothes have become tight but today was the first day I stood on the scales.

i have been binge eating everyday (completely out of control) and I feel revolting. 

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Rainbowbear

I will join you all too, I have 8kg I am going to try and shift before the end of the year. I was doing well the begging go the year but then chocolate and chips started creeping in more and more 

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literally nobody

welcome everyone! yes Today i have weighed in at 80.9.. last Tuesday I was at 83.3. 

This is SO hard! I love snacking on chips especially, but if I so much have a little bit of this and a little bit of that - it’s all over.. so clean eating it is. I have bought some fresh apples, blueberries and raspberries as my fruit to go to.. the apples especially if Im craving sweet. 

Also im finding 2-3L of water helps get rid of a lot of boating. If anything Im having less headaches. 

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Elfie34

I have 8kg to lose. Heaviest I’ve been since pregnant. I’m in Melbourne so have been working from home and eating my feelings. Plus I am injured so exercise is limited.

i have to go into work in November for a new employee so I have 2 months to fit back into my work clothes. So help me ladies! I usually lose weight through exercise. So this time I need to look at my food. I am a snacker and also eat afternoon dinner a lot. 

 

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caitiri

The problem is in Melbourne im finding is that we are being so sedentary that your calories have to be extremely low.  For example im eating 1200 calories a day. Im hugely overweight think 40kgs and im still not losing  much if anything week by week. 

 

ETA atm im just happy im not putting more on 

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1 hour ago, caitiri said:

The problem is in Melbourne im finding is that we are being so sedentary that your calories have to be extremely low.  For example im eating 1200 calories a day. Im hugely overweight think 40kgs and im still not losing  much if anything week by week. 

 

ETA atm im just happy im not putting more on 

I can relate to this. Im not in Vic but had a big accident a few weeks back and being sedentary means I have had to cut back to 1000 cal a day to lose anything.  I never thought I would miss exercise but I really do!

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2 hours ago, literally nobody said:

welcome everyone! yes Today i have weighed in at 80.9.. last Tuesday I was at 83.3. 

This is SO hard! I love snacking on chips especially, but if I so much have a little bit of this and a little bit of that - it’s all over.. so clean eating it is. I have bought some fresh apples, blueberries and raspberries as my fruit to go to.. the apples especially if Im craving sweet. 

Also im finding 2-3L of water helps get rid of a lot of boating. If anything Im having less headaches. 

Woohoo well done!

I am the same with eating, I just cannot do 'in moderation'! I have to cut out the junk completely unfortunately. 

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literally nobody
1 hour ago, amdirel said:

Woohoo well done!

I am the same with eating, I just cannot do 'in moderation'! I have to cut out the junk completely unfortunately. 

thanks! tell you what- it was extremely hard watching everyone eat KFC at a friend’s place and here i was with a salad. lol

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