Stone by April for sister's wedding, who is with me??!

(67 Posts)
MABS Sun 30-Dec-12 13:10:18

Very simple really... need to lose weight and now i have a deadline. I plan to do it by exercising a couple of times per week, I belong to a gym but never damn well go! Am also going to cut down all food and, most importantly, wine! Not going to ban things, coz i know that makes me want them more if that makes sense??!! anyone care to join me and tell me off when I need it, and I will need it I assure you ...

I'm in. although I'm more two stone by Marchshock . I'm planning on joining the gym when my dds start back at school. I will probably be embarrassed, first time in gym since my teens, but I have to do something!

my deadline is half term as I'm taking children on our first holiday in five years, I don't want to be this big when we gosmile .

this week I'm slowly cutting down on snacks, weaning myself off all the Xmas extras, and next week I'll start to count calories. good luckgrin

I'm in, need to loose about 3 stone in total, want to go from a 16 - 18 to a 12 by August when I'm off on a hen weekend.

I plan to Shred next week, then lots of walking and trying to go swimming on a weekend. It is the snacking I need to cut down on too.

Got the Hairy Bikers diet cookbook for Christmas, it has some fab recipes in there. Also get back to logging on my fitness pall, and weight watchers as a last resort if willpower lets me down

poncyettia Sun 30-Dec-12 19:19:34

Me too. SIL wedding in April and dbs in May.

Have at least 1.5 stone to lose, would rather get rid of 2 though.

Want to start running again (haven't since ds1 was born 10 years ago blush )

I've downloaded the NHS Couch to 5K podcast onto my MP3 and I'm planning on starting when the dcs go back to school. Might look at the Shred too as its been sitting in the dvd rack since last Jan still in its wrapping

Beyond that I'm going to cut out the alcohol and reduce my portion sizes - I know if I deny myself anything I will fall off the waggon and binge so safer not to.

MarcelineTheVampireQueen Sun 30-Dec-12 19:23:45

Im with you! Though I have 5 stone to lose [shameful].

I have set myself little goals in my head, I have an event in Feb, April, July etc so I will use them as my milestones.

Diet and swimming. I have mobility issues so am looking into exercise classes for that. I really want 2013 to be my year!

MABS Sun 30-Dec-12 19:43:28

Glad to have you all with me grin

noddyholder Sun 30-Dec-12 19:43:58

A stone M! you will disappear

MABS Mon 31-Dec-12 09:32:40

heavier than ever been Nodders sad

saturdaymorningyawn Mon 31-Dec-12 09:40:07

I'm in my best friend gets married in may and I'm bridesmaid. Need to loose at least a stone by then. Then it'll be my turn and hoping to loose all my baby weight by august (3 stone in total) I have to get down to my previous size as our DS was nit exactly planned and we'd had our wedding booked and planned and my dress purchased!!! Managed to cancel everything else but obviously couldn't cancel the dress!!

The thought of exercise when I'm completely shattered fills me with utter dread though so moral support much appreciated wink

Ruprekt Mon 31-Dec-12 09:43:16

I am in but 2 stone by May!

I think I need to wire my jaw!

Am teetotal for January and lots of water. Haven't quite decided how to lose weight yet but am sure cutting out the crap will help!

Lots of lean meat and veg and fruit too.

trikken Mon 31-Dec-12 09:45:56

I need to lose at least a stone by April as friends wedding and would like to look a bit trimmer for going to disneyland in may with the kids and pil.

Fireytiger Mon 31-Dec-12 09:59:05

Long time lurker here - desperate to loose at least a stone. Have joined a gym - not been for three months 😞 wobbly tummy and I have a whole suitcase of wonderful clothes that I want to wear. Can't afford to buy new ones and don't want to, just want to be my previous weight.

I need some help and support because I'm not getting anywhere.

nursingdreams Mon 31-Dec-12 10:05:57

I'm in. Lost 6 stone in about 18 months but Christmas has undone some of my good work. I'm seeing my DH the end of April and won't have seen him since early November so would like to have shifted at least 1 stone.

Think I'll head back to my fitness pal and start tracking my food and I really need to step away from the cheese!

MABS Mon 31-Dec-12 10:19:41

amazing Firey! well done to you, how did you lose all that weight if it not a silly question? I 'happy ' to exercise but not prepared to give up wine 3 or 4 times per week which is really bad isn't it? sad

Starting the year with a healthy pot of soup today. start as I mean to go on. I've also looked at local fitness classes that I may joinshock

MABS- last year I lost two stone, cutting down on crap and exercise (1-3 times per week) and I didn't even think about cutting out wine. I am of the opinion that if a change isn't sustainable (and for me, cutting out wine is not sustainablewink ) then don't do it. you're setting yourself up to fail. smile

MABS Tue 01-Jan-13 12:41:41

thanks pregnantpause, good to hear, i just know i won't do it sad But so very well done on your weightloss last year, amazing!

good idea re soup, have some here but dh just said he thought nice lunch out would be good, i'm too bloody weak to say no!!

Hung over and sleep deprived today, so decided to finish off the party food, luckily it was ham and salad mostly left!

Logging back onto MFP tomorrow and getting stuck in with the exercise. If I manage shred tomorrow we are off to the cinema as a treat smile I'll be the saddo munching cucumber and sipping water

I've just joined mfp- do any of you want to be my friend? I don't know anyone in rl that uses it, and I'm more likely to be good if I know others can see what I eatgrin

Ruprekt Tue 01-Jan-13 19:02:31

I am about to download MFP on my phone so will give this a go!

Am also cutting out carbs from 2pm and going teetotal for January.

Zumba on a Monday night and more walking.

WelshMaenad Wed 02-Jan-13 01:46:43

Oooh, me! DSis wedding in May!

MABS Wed 02-Jan-13 09:51:53

will look at MFP but don't really know what it is! off to gym today for a workout, just not dared to weigh myself sad ate loads yesterday too

OddBoots Wed 02-Jan-13 09:55:35

I read the title and thought you were inviting us to the wedding, quite disappointed now. wink.

I do need to lose (over) a stone though...

MABS Wed 02-Jan-13 09:57:08

you wouldn't wanna come i assure you smile

trikken Wed 02-Jan-13 10:50:03

started using mfp again as found it useful but got out of the habit of using it. am trikken if anyone wants to add. had a rubbish day yesterday. ate quite a lot over!

MABS- mfp is myfitnesspal, its a calorie/food diary. it is quite helpful, you can add friends and lose weight with each other.

yesterday is over, ( it hardly counts as it was new year and day of reflection before action IMOgrin )today will be a good day for us allsmile

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