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Post by Gill the Piano » 13 Dec 2008, 18:47

I might be joining you by default, petal; just found out I'm diabetic...:( So I have to start eating regularly and sensibly....HAH! I'm right behind you!

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Post by ebonyivory » 14 Dec 2008, 14:55

Count me in Dave, as previously discussed.

I am also diabetic type 2, diagnosed in my early 30's, can't remember exactly when. Started just on sensible eating, but have been taking one tablet a day for a few years now.

My levels are pretty good on the whole but the doctor/nurse always says I would be doing much better if I lost weight and did some exercise. :shock:

So I am happy to weigh in on New Years Day and disclose my weight, as long as I'm not on my own. :?

I have been trying to be good for a few weeks, wanted to get a head start before the xmas eats and have lost a few pound, but we all know what will happen in the next two weeks. :D

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Post by Celestite » 15 Dec 2008, 22:17

Sorry Guys, bit late for me in a way, I'm almost there, but happy to join in if you'll let me. Sooner or later the scales have to slow down and I'll be cursing that last, elusive stone to shift. If you don't mind being joined by an (almost) ex larger lady I'd be happy to come along with you all. :)

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Post by Celestite » 15 Dec 2008, 22:28

Down to a size 14 now - I fitted into the ball gown I was aiming for last week, yippee!! Let's face it, more piano or less waist, which is more important? No contest in my book!! Keep those fingers lively, old chap!

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Post by Celestite » 15 Dec 2008, 22:28

Down to a size 14 now - I fitted into the ball gown I was aiming for last week, yippee!! Let's face it, more piano or less waist, which is more important? No contest in my book!! Keep those fingers lively, old chap!

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Post by markymark » 16 Dec 2008, 01:48

Isn't this a bad time to even think about losing weight with Christmas on the horizon?

I want to lose about 1/2 stone before I go back to work in January.
That will take me into the normal band for my height!

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Post by Celestite » 16 Dec 2008, 09:48

Personally I've always considered my weight to be fine, it's my height which is way out of control :D

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Post by ebonyivory » 16 Dec 2008, 17:26

I am starting to get worried about this dieting thing now. I might have to put my money where my mouth is and actually start trying to lose some weight.

It will do me good though. Hope I can find some enthusiasm this time.

Well done Dave, you have managed to get a few more takers!

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Post by Gill the Piano » 16 Dec 2008, 20:44

Slough is in Berkshire - Bucks got rid of it when we grew Milton Keynes.
Personally, I think we got the better deal... :D

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Post by markymark » 17 Dec 2008, 00:32

dave brum wrote:Anyway Marky I did point out at the beginning of this thread that the whole thing would start on New Years Day anyway!
You type that much that I've stopped ready the half of it, Dave! :P
No champagne after 0:00 on 1st January 2009 then folks!?

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Post by ebonyivory » 20 Dec 2008, 20:59

I am waiting until the 1st of January to post my weight. Anything could happen between now and then. :shock:

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Post by Gill the Piano » 21 Dec 2008, 16:28

I'm NOT posting my weight...but I shall be letting you know the little signs which will (hopefully) tell me I'm now a size 8. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Post by ebonyivory » 27 Dec 2008, 10:11

With the amount of yummy stuff in our house it is unlikely I will lose any weight until February! :shock:

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Post by Celestite » 27 Dec 2008, 12:56

Hey Guys, I think I've found the answer! Party till you drop every night and you burn it off as quick as you eat it! Seems to be working for me, anyway :D
We've got 20+ coming tonight for a leftovers party so we're likely to burn it off before we even start today, by time we've got the house looking less like a demolition site!

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Post by Celestite » 27 Dec 2008, 21:00

39? Pah! A mere youngster! I'm 48 and going strong!
Party calories don't count if you're at someone else's place - guest calories are nul and void, so I work on the basis if I only eat guest's offerings when they come to a leftovers party, they count as guest calories too! Well, it's a theory, anyway.

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Post by Openwood » 30 Dec 2008, 22:52

Hey, fellow piano slimmers! I just read this thread for the first time and I share the love! Earlier this year I was horrified when I needed a 40-inch waist. I’ve found Weight-Watchers to be a total pain in the arsular region, so I went for broke and joined the local gym. I still don’t do nearly enough but I’ve built-up to three 45-minute sessions each week on a combination of cross-trainer, treadmill, rowing machine and weights. It’s definitely helping and I’d encourage anyone trying to lose weight to give it a go.
I was the last person on God’s wide earth who ever thought they’d darken the doors of a gym but it was well worth the initial embarrassment. I thought the place would be full of rippling muscle-men (and there are some, of course) but mostly it’s just people like me trying to shift some wobble.
And now for the real toughie – I stopped drinking earlier this month :shock: Yes, really. I was drinking on average a bottle per night, which is obviously bad all-round :oops: but also a bottle is around 500 calories (or roughly a quarter of the recommended calorie intake for a geezer). I was struggling to resist the urge to open a bottle right now, but reading this thread has given me more motivation so I’ve poured the bloody stuff down the sink. WE CAN DO IT!!!!! 8) 8) 8)
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Post by markymark » 30 Dec 2008, 23:00

:lol: I loved that reply Openwood!

I really love the cross-trainer! It almost feels like you're having way too much fun to be exercising at all... that is until you walk past any reflective doors or glass and realise that Hellboy isn't releasing another film - it's just you walking around with a face like the moon! :oops:

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Post by Openwood » 31 Dec 2008, 01:18

My face is just like that - indistinguishable from my buttocks!
The image of John Prescott has leaped, unbidden, into my mind :o Mate, it can't be THAT bad....
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Post by joseph » 31 Dec 2008, 02:34

Openwood wrote: I thought the place would be full of rippling muscle-men (and there are some, of course) 8) 8) 8)
I must go down there quickly, and investigate those rippling muscle men....... its fun to stay at the . . .

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Post by Celestite » 31 Dec 2008, 10:04

joseph wrote:
Openwood wrote: I thought the place would be full of rippling muscle-men (and there are some, of course) 8) 8) 8)
I must go down there quickly, and investigate those rippling muscle men....... its fun to stay at the . . .
Ooh, it almost makes it worth all the pain and suffering (well, almost!) :wink:

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Post by ebonyivory » 01 Jan 2009, 10:26

Well, today is the day! The big weigh in! :shock:

Come on, no-one else has posted yet, are you all still recovering from last night?

This morning I weigh a horrible 13st 5lb, miserable. :cry:

I feel it will get worse before it gets better!

Kimble xxx

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Post by joseph » 01 Jan 2009, 13:16

you'll slim down soon enough.

I didn't get out because my flu has now left me with a full on chest infection complete with green gunge every time i cough.

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Post by Celestite » 01 Jan 2009, 15:18

Ok Guys, here goes. I weighed in this morning at 12st 7lb and I'm telling you that as encouragement for your new endeavours and as part of my on going battle with the bulge. On 1st May I weighed 18st 0.5lb so take heart - all things are possible. Here's to all us gorgeous lovelies out there :D

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Post by ebonyivory » 01 Jan 2009, 16:20

Blimey Celestite! That's amazing! Well done!

I can't even shift a stone! Must put my slimming head on!

Well you keep it up and we will all try to get going.

Kimble xxx

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Post by Celestite » 01 Jan 2009, 17:31

Thanks, Kimble. There's still a bit more to do yet so I'm in there with you all!

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Post by Gill the Piano » 01 Jan 2009, 21:46

Gill the Piano wrote:I'm NOT posting my weight...but I shall be letting you know the little signs which will (hopefully) tell me I'm now a size 8. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Read my lips....BUT....the Quality Street has had a stiff ignoring this Christmas, as has the port. So I'm being good...

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Post by ebonyivory » 12 Jan 2009, 20:07

Hu-hummm! What happened everybody? :shock:

Just checking in, feeling I might be the only one not playing by the rules, to find nobody has posted any diet developments!!! :lol:

Well, I am 13st 2lb, which isn't that great but it's a start.

Now it's your turn!

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Post by Celestite » 12 Jan 2009, 20:30

Well done, Kimble! Better slow and steady, so they tell me (but then they're not the ones desperate to be shot of it, are they?!) I was 12st 5lb at my last weigh in.

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Post by ebonyivory » 14 Jan 2009, 23:09

Hello Dave

Hope you and Mrs Brum are well. I am not very good with change so will take me a few goes to get used to the new look site. Did you receive the p.m. about facebook as I can't see a reply, will miss the chats, but I will have to get used to posting again.

Shame you don't feel like dieting at the moment. I am sure you will get back into the swing of it. January is a funny time of year, can be a bit depressing.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Kimble.

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Post by Gill the Piano » 24 Feb 2009, 16:24

Just concentrate on the decorating, eschew the ladder, then you'll get taller, your height/weight ratio will improve and therefore you will have - technically - lost weight. Viola!
I'm so glad you say that about Facebook, Dave; I can't work it out either. Thanks - you've made me feel much better1 :D
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Post by markymark » 24 Feb 2009, 19:27

dave brum wrote:
Well, the sheer thought of the immense scale of manual work in front of me has not only made me think 'how can a big twenty stone lump of whale blubber like moi climb ladders and paint in all the nooks and crannies??'
Decorating the house provides you with a great workout and you're bound to lose weight - provided you don't replenish with all the wrong stuff! I have a mate who used to be 22 stone but despite being 6'2'', he looked it and had a huge spare tyre you could bounce pennies off! He carried a lot of weight all over his body - chest, waist, arms, legs. You must be very tall because you don't look anything like a 20 stone man!

I used to have a Hi5 account but it was such a boring setup that I cancelled my account.
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Post by Celestite » 14 Jun 2009, 17:32

Go for it Dave - new house, new start, new you! :D

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Post by Celestite » 14 Jun 2009, 17:52

Yes, I've been even more manically busy than usual and so far this year has been every bit as dire as I thought it would be, hence the absence, sorry! My weight is pretty much as it should be now so the maintenance side of it kicks in from here, whooppee! I've lost just over 7 stone and am a size 10/12 so now I'm surrounded by people telling me not to lose any more -can't win, can we?! I shall be behind you every step of the way, dear boy - good luck!

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Post by Celestite » 14 Jun 2009, 18:04

Indeed I did! Loose skin is a problem but hey, it comes with age anyway and is a lot easier to disguise than excess inches!

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Post by Celestite » 14 Jun 2009, 19:23

Absolutely, and thank you! How is the lovely Mrs B?

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Post by Celestite » 14 Jun 2009, 20:37

How are the lessons going?

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Post by Celestite » 14 Jun 2009, 20:57

Yep. I'm off air for a while now - I'm still trying to get this wretched cross stitch finished in time for my parent's golden anniversary so it's off to the stitching frame for me for the rest of the evening. I'll check out the blog a bit later. Ttfn

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Post by kebabselector » 15 Jun 2009, 00:55

dave brum wrote: Right then, losing weight. How to stop weighing the same as a piano then...
When you find out let me know!

Though I should start running again. That'll help. Mind you any new exercise regime means a new injury or illness to pick up.
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Post by Celestite » 15 Jun 2009, 07:33

Running? Far too energetic imho! I go for a brisk walk three times a week (kiddies and weather permitting!) and built it up slowly. I also stuff myself with all the things I am "allowed" and try to avoid the naughties. Getting the mind set is the major battle won - once you've got it the rest is much easier. (And I know it's a LOT easier said than done!)

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Post by Celestite » 15 Jun 2009, 20:19

I believe nearly any expert you ask will tell you the whole issue with yo-yo dieting is the psychology bit of it. Personally, I think naughty food is every bit as addictive as tobacco or alcohol. Getting it off is one thing, keeping it off is quite another :roll:

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Post by Celestite » 15 Jun 2009, 22:27

If there was anything at all behind the saying "It's the thought that counts" I'd be laughing - eating chocolate would melt away the pounds and maintain a size 8 figure :lol:

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Post by Gill the Piano » 16 Jun 2009, 17:25

Inside every fat woman is a skinny woman crying to be let out.
I ate her... :twisted:
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Post by Celestite » 16 Jun 2009, 18:26

With a nice Chianti, one would hope :mrgreen:

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Post by kebabselector » 16 Jun 2009, 22:19

I think i've had my first chocolate free day for a while today :)

Relatively healthy meals all day, must be while I feel crap.
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Post by Celestite » 16 Jun 2009, 22:41

dave brum wrote:Hope you've managed to provide a Before and After photo just for the benefit of Weight Watchers, Cel!
My wedding photos provide more than ample coverage of the "before" but I haven't got around to the "after" photos yet - that will probably happen at my parent's Golden Anniversary lunch next month.(I always did do things backwards!) I do, however have the pair of trousers I wore to my first Weight Watchers meeting last year so one of these days I'll put them on just for a giggle and see how many paces I can take before they end up around my ankles!I can strongly recommend WW's Belgian chocolate mousse - only 2 points and seriously scrummy!

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Post by Celestite » 28 Jun 2009, 08:07

Wahoo! :P Well done, old bean! That's over half a stone in a fortnight, well done. I've found having a three year old who wakes you up at 3 in the morning is another good (though thoroughly unrecommended) way of shifting the pounds - it means you're on the go 24/7! Keep it up.

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Post by Celestite » 28 Jun 2009, 09:21

Hopefully that's where the similarity between us ends, Know wot I mean, Harry?!

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Post by kebabselector » 05 Jul 2009, 10:31

Thinking I now need to start slimming/exercise asap. I'm running out of trousers that fit.
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Post by Celestite » 05 Jul 2009, 10:48

Well done again! Mine dropped another 2lbs this week but I think that was down to yanking out the weeds with gusto and demolishing a bike shed with a hammer in a sweltering 28 degrees! Keep it up! Everything else all ok with you guys?

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Post by kebabselector » 05 Jul 2009, 13:15

Celestite wrote:Everything else all ok with you guys?
Got a headache at the moment, but that's possibly pollen/heat related. Although I don't have hay fever, just the symptoms :?
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