I am finding a flagging of motivation tbh now that I am in the under 25 for bmi zone.
I was trying on some of my old old clothes yesterday to remind myself how much larger I still am than I really want to be. This clearly didn't work as I then scarfed a load of crisps.
I think this comes back to reasons for motivation. I think I never made progress just wanting to be thinner. The only reason i lost this time was because it was for my health. Now I am in the normal range I think my good motivation is gone leaving me with the shaky crap motivation.
Thanks for the welcomes everyone . johnny yes I tried on my size 12 jeans today thinking I'd never get them past my thighs and got them on! I could do them up and everything but I still won't wear them just yet as there's a LOT of muffin overhang going on Does anyone know if my arms will slim down as I loose weight or do I need to do arm specific exercises? I'm worried now that if I get to my goal of 10st I will be to thin for my size 12's I really don't want to have to buy a whole new wardrobe as I already have one waiting for me in that size. and no cash for a new one Well done to everyone that's lost and everyone that's keeping strong, lets keep it up ladies
My goal weight is 10 stone and a size 12 same as you ( im 5.7 ) they are doing up but muffin top and as I'm sitting all the time it's noticeable that of standing but I'm wondering as I brought some 14 shorts for Summer and well I'm sending back as noticeable that loose now and got another 20lb yet
But I don't have any really waiting in that size 12 yet either so can treat see when get there
Arms sadly think best way is to tone them . Mine are probably the most toned part of my body and happy wear strapy tops no problems there are some advantages to my chair
Icb i would guess your retaining water so that may be part of it hopefully your have a whoosh soon . But if face not clear maybe worth seeing your dr or talking ti pharmacist and look at how much you have actually loss
Ah you see I have 9 pairs of jeans in a 12 and they are all lovely so I don't want to have to rebuy them all. As long as I'm thin I don't think I'll mind, maybe I'll stop at 10 and a half. I'm 5"9 and the Internet claims my ideal weight is 10st 12 although I could be anything from 9 and a half up to 12... It's crazy Anyone else find the evenings the hardest, I'm often in bed by 9 now just to avoid snacking
Ah you have couple inches on me .though tbh I'm knee high to a fart which is not nice on London trains
I'm going on weight as Need take account of what my arms have to move around and self transferring but yeah I was suprised at wide range But 10 stone was my goal as that makes me half person was last year .
Shall see how feel when an there may go lighter will see
Icb not quite that point yet but getting there it is nice be able to buy clothes from anywhere now rather than limited places. Downside is i have noticed that I need be quicker at sales as the sizes selling out faster
I can fit into size 12 jeans too. Tried some on last week and couldn't believe they fitted. I have a massive muffin top / flab overhang but I don't mind as it'll be largely gone by the summer.
icb I'm doing it for health reasons more than vanity too. I am happy with how I look now (apart from the odd day where I get down about my mummy tummy) but i want to be healthy. I had kids quite late (and would quite like to have one more) so I want them to have a fit mummy who can chase after them.
icb are you still breastfeeding? Your boobs might get smaller when you finish.
Having said that mine didn't after dd1. And I am still bf dd2 (she's 2 and refusing to stop. She's also still refusing to go to bed unless I sit with her holding her hand. She has added her to her demands. Last night she refused to sleep unles dh held her other hand. She really does rule this house.)
JDW oh we are soo going to be there soon....the demands do just pile up....and once she has convinced one parent to join in the other is a must.
Dinner was okay but a little scary. I don't really like the whole networking, smiling for 4 hours, trying to present self in good light thing.
Especially when after 4 hours of effort the clown from the office next door says "oh you should go talk to X" and when I say "I don't know X" he says "I'll introduce you" and I say " oh, that's okay I'll catch X some other time" (coz I'm knackered) and he basically picked up the back of my chair tipping me half onto the table and half into the lap of the head of mathematics who I have been attempting not to embarrass myself in front of ALL NIGHT.
Hi yes I meant to say that apparently my arms have got smaller. I hadn't thought they were particularly big but I met a friend who was amazed at how much weight I'd lost on my arms. I have taken up Pilates in the hope my stomach will get toned and after 3 classes I am impressed. We do a Pilates version of press ups with just 3 or 4 slow repetitions and after the class I can really feel my arms have worked out. I have never even able to do press ups before so I am quite pleased.
Hi tortoise sorry to hear you're not well, i hope you get better soon. Being sick when you still have to look after kids is the worst thing ever.