It's not very positive but can I confess to my secret fear? I piled on the pounds during puberty without any noticeable change to my diet and I've been counting calories on and off ever since. I find it really hard to keep my weight down and because I have a measurably large frame (and comedy boobs) my lightest is still a couple of pounds overweight. I know that getting over those kinds of issues is part of the point of this but I'm worried that I won't be able to shift the desire to drop a few pounds and that moreover I won't be able to drop those few pounds no matter how hard I try. Okay, I said it. I feel a little bit lighter for it. Thank you.xx

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Madeleine Shaw
over 3 years

Stay strong girls, the programme is here to make yourself the best versions of yourself! You can do it, it's about a healthy body and mind and we can do this together 😘😘

sally
almost 4 years

Hey. I've been a calorie counter/obsessive weighing scales watcher for 25 years. I started following Madeline after my hysterectomy 8 months ago. I learnt so much more about how to fuel my body efficiently in order to never feel hungry, tired or deprived. I'm not on a diet I have just changed to what clearly suits my body better. I now don't need to weigh myself or calorie count because if I treat my body well it rewards me with feeling light, fit and energized. Stick with Madeline. She's changed my life!!!

pincess
almost 4 years

I bought Madeleine's book 7 months ago and have lost a stone and a half just by changing the way I eat. I feel so much better and more positive. Stick with it and you will too xx

Abygail Irving-Isom
almost 4 years

I've always cooked from scratch. Exercise has varied from miles of walking and daily yoga to twenty minutes of circuit training a day to getting on the treadmill for half an hour an day to getting on the cycle machine for forty minutes a day. I ultimately get frustrated by the plateau and give up.

Abygail Irving-Isom
almost 4 years

I admit it's been harder since pregnancy but, in the past, if my weight rose above 9st 4, I could bring it back really fast. It just wouldn't go any lower. Thyroid problems would result in more extreme and insurmountable issues would they not?

kiki6386
almost 4 years

Could it not be thyroid related? I suffer with an under active thyroid, so would be interesting to see what happens with my weight...

laurenrmajor
almost 4 years

How much did you exercise before because they both work hand in hand!:) and with everything being made from scratch that may help too!

autieflipper
almost 4 years

Difference is we're eating healthier

Abygail Irving-Isom
almost 4 years

I calorie counted the other day (can't get away from worrying about the calories) and I'm actually eating more on the program than I usually would on one of my eternal plateaus. I think I spend about 50% of the year on a calorie controlled diet never dropping below 9st 4lb. At the moment I'm 9st 12lb following pregnancy. I lost two stone in the first six weeks post partum but the next half stone took nearly four months. The recipes here cut out refined flour and potatoes which I haven't before but otherwise aren't worlds away from my usual diet. I've never allowed myself many sweet things (apart from fruit and honey (special occasions aside)) or crisps or any of the traditional culprits because..you guessed it...calories. My body just doesn't like to play ball:-(

laurenrmajor
almost 4 years

Hi:)

I posted the same kind of lost yesterday.. I am I my 5ft 1 but have very large legs which make me look stumpy :( the amount of support I got from this community page made me feel 1million times better ! You have done the best thing commenting :)
All I can say is yesterday I was so down thinking I was never going to be happy with my weight.. Funnily enough I've weighted myself today and I've gone from 8stone 1 to 7 stone 11 :) and I feel lighter. If you are like me and didn't eat particularly healthy simple making sure you stick to the diet plan will make you lose weigh easily! I used to snack so much and make portions crazy big! So I know just by not snacking I had prob cut down my calories around 300 a day!

And another thing.. They say to lose a pound a week you need to burn 3500 calories which sounds like a lot but the can be down to food or exercise so if you are following Madeleine's guide and that happens to be 250 calories less than you normally eat a day and then following the exercise guides to burn another 250 a day (ish) that 8pounds vanished at the end of the app :) and trust me I bet people will lose more :)
I hope this cheers you up :) you can do it!!! Xx

autieflipper
almost 4 years

My mobility is limited but I can feel my clothes getting looser. Scales seem to trigger my eating disorder(bulimia) off as well as calorie counting so have banned it I need to shred a lot too even a little gone is a big achievement