I can't even bring myself to type in my weight because I am so ashamed
I need to lose 3.5 stone before the end of May (going on holiday with a thin friend) I am doing My Fitness Pal (calorie counting) and I am going to do 1200 calories a day. It's brutal I know but then so was the reading on my scales this morning.
At least you've got on the scales. I'm not going anywhere near mine And now you can start to change. 1200 cals sounds like far too little but when I was on it, I had yog and berries (no honey), soup for lunch (no bread) and a sensible dinner (smaller portions), and even a couple of pieces of fruit and a little treat most days (couple of jaffa cakes, few squares of dark choc). I also find planning my days food helps as it saves those desperately hungry scrabbles around in the cupboard. Also make sure you stay busy. I iron, organise photos, read, walk to see friends etc in the evenings when I would normally reach for a snack or glass of wine.
The Shred brings me out in hoves just thinking of it. Am going to start power-walking, 30 minutes a day, when DS is back at school. I am going to do it at night though so that no one can see me waddling about the streets like a demented weeble.
I am going to Puglia, everlong.
I have planned out my meals for today (have done the 1200 calories before and didn't find it too much of a struggle) I have had 2 boiled eggs for breakfast and a cup of fennel tea, am having cous cous for lunch with spiced vegetables and harissa chicken and bulgar wheat salad for dinner. That leaves me with 240 calories for snacks if I need them, have got oatcakes/flax seed cakes etc in stock.
I weighed myself at MIL's on Boxing Day and was mortified. I have never weighed as much as I do now. I reckon I need to lose at least 4 stone, but the gym's out of the question as I would have nobody to look after DS while I went.
The thought of the shred brings me out in a cold sweat. Is there any way of exercising and dieting that involves sitting down and eating crisps?
Yes, I remember being angry! Lost almost 5 and a half stone, I've been doing it since last July which I realise is a long time but I lost a lot of weight very quickly, so worth doing for me even if I'd stuck at say 14stone. I am now hovering around the 11st mark and have grown too small for trousers I on;y dreamed of wearing at the beginning. Do it. 3.5 stone may seem like a lot to lose but half a stone doesn't and that in itself will be worthwhile. I think I lost 6lb in my first week!
I have just thrown all of the leftover christmas chocolates in the bin and then emptied leftover mashed potato from last night all over them to ensure i don't go into the bin and scoff them out of the bin ahem
or, without wanting to sound unwelcoming, start a support thread of your own since there seem to be a few of you starting now. Imagine what it could be like this time next year. Even by end of Feb you could have lost over a stone.
Wow I am fierce and bossy today JUST DO IT <kicks butts>
List all the reasons you need to do this. For me it was a diabetes scare (all in my own mind, bu I realised the next one probably wouldn't be). I was having joint pain. I realised I wa heading towards that age where I could be one of those unlucky young people to have a heart attack. I was wearing the 'least worst' item in my wardrobe.