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I'd love to lose a stone...

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daisydee43 Mon 31-Dec-12 13:59:58

Classic case: been dieting for 10 years on and off, have a hubby who is probably a little underweight, have a 8mth old who needs stuff to be mashed, and I'd love to lose a stone. Saw a picture of me at a wedding yesterday, after I'd lost my pregnancy weight (only put on 6lb), and I nearly cried, looked massive.

I'm 25, a size 12-14, 5 7, and 11 st 8lb so a little chubby. I work 3 days a week and work in retail gardening so run around a bit and do lots of lifting.

I'd like to know if there's anyone who's managed to lose that last bit and if there's any tips?

Thank you

Bazinga12 Mon 31-Dec-12 14:07:04

I'm pretty much exactly same height/weight as you and looking to do the same.

I managed to get down to 10st from 11st 7lb in about 3 months just over a year ago. I did it through eating healthily and exercising loads (yawn). Now have a 4 month old and back to 11st 7lb.

I'm in if you are.

daisydee43 Mon 31-Dec-12 14:30:49

Ok sounds like a challenge lol

So...
When to start?
What's goal weight?
Deadline for loss?

Could do weekly weigh in and write anything that could help ie meal ideas, exercises, how to beat cravings?

DancingInTheMoonlight Mon 31-Dec-12 16:51:07

Can i join? I recently lost 4 stones but have put one on in the month of December :-( . Id like to lose it again so i can fit in my clothes! I'm about the same height and weight as both of you (i plan to weigh in first thing tomorrow). I think my strategy will be trying to keep under 1200 cals a day and having a dry January :-\. I want to be slim by my 30th at the end of Feb....

MOSagain Mon 31-Dec-12 17:20:19

I need to lose 2 - 2 1/2 stone sad so, starting again tomorrow!

Bazinga12 Mon 31-Dec-12 17:57:10

1200 calories a day sounds pretty ruthless, but I think that sounds about doable. I was originally hoping to lose a stone by Valentines day, but I think end of Feb sounds a bit more realistic.

I'm currently checking the calorie content as I eat my way through the junk food in the cupboard. I working on the basis that if I eat it tonight it will be less tempting when I start the diet tomorrow.

Weigh in tomorrow then? (smile)

DancingInTheMoonlight Mon 31-Dec-12 18:02:25

I dint think it will be too bad. Alpen porridge (breakfast) is about 150 cal, ww meals between 300 and 400, bananas about 100, yoghurts about 100, 1/2 tin baked beans 200 etc etc. if i have no alcohol then i have more cals to play with :-)

outtolunchagain Mon 31-Dec-12 18:40:21

I also need to lose a couple of stone , have joined threads in past but never manage to keep up. This year will be the one

daisydee43 Mon 31-Dec-12 19:03:20

Ok so here it is, we will weigh in 2moz and the goal is to lose the stone by end of feb so that's aprox just under 2lb week we have to lose... Ps I think dry wine is only 100 cal and yes ww meals are great!!! Xx

See u 2moz grin

daisydee43 Mon 31-Dec-12 19:23:50

Dancinginthemoonlight- of course you can join, welcome along smile

Bazinga12 Mon 31-Dec-12 19:30:25

Well I'd best finish off this Baileys then, can't have it going to waste.

Happy New Year

DancingInTheMoonlight Mon 31-Dec-12 19:46:24

Dry January to help my liver recover after a heavy Christmas... Apparently wine is 147cal for a small glass... (so will be introducing that in Feb :-)). Google is going to be my calorie counting friend..

Matildaduck Mon 31-Dec-12 19:51:34

Can i join, i have a stone to loose to take me back to the good old days pre children.

Will weigh in tomorrow.

Also going for a dry Jan, also need to cut down portions and snacking.

Bazinga12 Tue 01-Jan-13 09:41:07

Ok so the results are in. I'm officially 11st 7lb. A whole 1st 7lb heavier than this time last year. Yikes!

jammin Tue 01-Jan-13 09:45:34

I'm in, I need to lose a stone too. I did it a couple of years ago by eating 500 calories/day less than I normally eat. For me that meant dropping down from ~2200-2300 blush to 1800. Didn't do any exercise either. I had tried 1200 calories/day with exercise 3 times per week previously, and it didn't work as well as 1800/day with no exercise!

AoifesmummyJo Tue 01-Jan-13 09:52:47

I have lost 2 stone since September & hubby has lost 3 using the My Fitness Pal app. It's free and very easy to use. It's basically calorie counting without the hassle as they have a huge database of food and you can barcode scan stuff too. Still hoping to lose a bit more by doing a bit of exercise as it's all been dieting so far!

I've just lost umm nearly three stone with WW. The last half a stone over christmas. It's easy. Of course in my case I'm spending upwards of six hours a week running around a stage (ie exercise helps a lot). Just do a little more moving and more drinking at mealtimes (water).

And assume it's inevitable that it will happen. It will. smile

Happy New Year.

fatcuntroller Tue 01-Jan-13 10:01:26

Marking my place for when motivation starts at the weekend...too much yummy food and booze left to be starting today!

I had lost 1.5 stone. Too scared to get on the scales following the xmas binge-fest!

sassytheFIRST Tue 01-Jan-13 10:03:57

I'm the same height and weight as you, op, tho frighteningly top heavy. I'd like to lose about a stone - to be under 11st would do for starters.

Going to use my gym membership properly, play more tennis when the weather allows and also eat a lower carb, more fruit and water-filled diet.

fiddlemethis Tue 01-Jan-13 10:13:13

Can I join, I have totally binged this xmas knowing that a healthy eating and exercise regime was coming which means I've eaten food that I didnt particularly want to eat. I'm going to finish off the booze today and start tomorrow. I'm going to join the gym too, I find if I exercise then I don't want the junk and booze half as much. Will weigh in tomorrow, eek.

DancingInTheMoonlight Tue 01-Jan-13 10:25:35

I've weighed in at 11st 7. A stone heavier than id like :-(. Started the day well tho. I also have my fitness pal but not sure how to use it!

summerglory Tue 01-Jan-13 10:26:24

Hello
Please can I join this thread. I'm 5ft 8 & weigh 12.6, have just had a baby (6 wks old) but would love to get down to 10st - haven't been that weight for yrs. Pre pregnancy I was 11st, snacking is my vice. I lost 1st in the first week after he was born AND I'm breastfeeding but half a stone seems to have creeped on! hmm

DancingInTheMoonlight Tue 01-Jan-13 10:33:17

If you are anything like me summer the excess weight will be lattes, cake and other convenient fatty and sugary things in between feeds to to get a quick fix in terms of hunger and blood sugar. I lost 4 stone when my ds was young and still bf doing ww (basically cutting out processed food). It comes off quickly when you get going!

daisydee43 Tue 01-Jan-13 10:33:54

Hi welcome to everyone! Happy new year is in and so is my weight, I am a lovely 11 stone 8lbs have just made a bacon roll for hubby and am using fitness pal app on myself. Look forward to hearing everyone else's weigh ins and tips

Good lucksmile

anteena Tue 01-Jan-13 10:44:05

i'm a large lady, getting an underactive thyroid after my second child. I sort of went on a denial as i resented putting on all the weight and not through the good way of over eating. I have finally seen sense and need to lose 10 stone this year

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