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I need to loose 40lb by August

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OnlyWantsOne Thu 10-Jan-13 23:33:45

Is it possible?

Oh help how do I do it?!

FelicityWasSanta Thu 10-Jan-13 23:39:27

By my calculations you could lose 54 lbs by August,

Aim for 2lb a week, eat strictly 1200-1500 calories a day. Do more exercise- take every opportunity to move about- every little helps.

Good luck! I might join you in this, but I'm going for 20lbs by 24th march first

OnlyWantsOne Thu 10-Jan-13 23:59:02

I need a buddy or ten so please do join me

Right 1st day of shred tomorrow. That should be hell fun.

freedom2011 Fri 11-Jan-13 07:50:38

all right. I will be your buddy. how did the shred go? today, I am starting on trying to get back to normal healthy food and healthy eating and smaller portion sizes. And a walk at lunchtime. I would like to loose 37-38 pounds by summer so the same weight loss level. My interim goal is 22 lbs by end March.

FelicityWasSanta Fri 11-Jan-13 08:35:33

Looks like we're all in a similar boat then.

I went to bed hungry last night <miserable>

But on the scales this morning I had lost weight so that's a massive consolation!

freedom2011 Fri 11-Jan-13 08:50:27

why did you go do bed hungry? did you not eat enough? how about some hot water or herbal tea?

freedom2011 Fri 11-Jan-13 08:56:31

today's menu is porridge with raisins for breakfast, salad and a boiled egg for lunch. Maybe half a slice of rye bread for lunch if I really hungry. winter vegetable pie from bbcgoodfood for dinner to disguise my weight loss plans from DH. I will do my best to avoid eating anything else.

freedom2011 Fri 11-Jan-13 09:48:21

felicity sorry forgot to say - WELL DONE on having lost a bit this morning

OnlyWantsOne Fri 11-Jan-13 09:54:33

Shall we have a weigh in on Fridays? Today I weigh 12.11

It's a fast day (I'm doing 5:2)

At my parents at mo having a cuppa with my mum then home to put baby down for snooze & I will shred!!

freedom2011 Fri 11-Jan-13 10:03:57

ok. 12 stone 8.4lb today. Had porridge, avoiding snacks so far.

kasbah72 Fri 11-Jan-13 10:58:22

Can I join you? Can't start until Monday because I am hosting/sharing a huuuuuge celebration weekend from 12pm today and I know there is no point beating myself up about it!

Daren't weigh myself but I know I am in the region of 40 - 45lb overweight and I am on a show-your-body-more-than-you-ever-thought-you-would holiday in August. With athletic friends.

OnlyWantsOne Fri 11-Jan-13 12:00:19

ive just done the shred sad

freedom2011 Fri 11-Jan-13 12:26:07

well done only how was it?
I have done my 30 minutes walk.

FelicityWasSanta Fri 11-Jan-13 15:26:36

why did you go do bed hungry? did you not eat enough? how about some hot water or herbal tea?

Ok yesterday I ate breakfast and lunch at work- so limited choice. I worked from 7.30am-4pm and then 6.45pm-11pm.... I ate-

2 slices of toast and marmite and a satsuma for breakfast,

for lunch, 1 tortilla wrap with a small ladle full of chicken mixed with onion and peppers and fajita spicy sauce, then a helping of salad- cucumber, tomato, coleslaw, beet root, and a banana.

Then for dinner I had a sandwich with low fat cheese, healthy living salad cream tomato and cucumber, a handful of grapes and a mouthful of super thin (waitrose variety) popcorn (a whole huge pack is only 100 calories and I literally had one mouthful). Then during my evening shift I had a green apple.

I drank water and about 4 cups of black tea throughout the day.

I think that is probably actually quite a lot, but it's less than I was eating last week iyswim so yes, I did feel hungry. And hot water doesn't stop me feeling hungry, but it's a nice idea...

FelicityWasSanta Fri 11-Jan-13 15:28:43

12.11 and you want to loose over 50lbs OP? How tall are you?

freedom2011 Fri 11-Jan-13 17:53:58

fair enough felicity I am feeling a bit hungry too today although I am sure I have eaten enough to keep me going. I will make the winter veg pie now and eat it slowly. I didn't manage not to snack at all. But I had an apple instead of my usual 3 digestives and a slice of cake. I am telling myself it will get easier as I get used to not being overstuffed.

FelicityWasSanta Fri 11-Jan-13 18:03:05

Yes I think you are right, I reckon the first weeks the worst for hunger, but I find weeks two and three the worst for wanting to give up!

OnlyWantsOne Fri 11-Jan-13 19:05:47

I'm 5ft 7
I ideally want to be 10 stone

The shred was ok but I've been to soft play with the children after school and now I'm home and I'm exhausted. I may have had a small bowl of chips at the play centre

FelicityWasSanta Fri 11-Jan-13 22:37:00

Ah sorry, forgive my shite maths!

10st is about a st and a half under the top of the NHS 'healthy' weight bracket.

I'm the same height as you and considerably heavier sad

freedom2011 Sat 12-Jan-13 11:11:13

ah, I am 5ft7 too. only I also find it calories are just there saying - "consume me" when out. I went to see a band yesterday and just didn't want to only drink water. I had a glass of prosecco when out and a hot chocolate when I came home. One day at a time. Today's menu - porridge with raisins. Remains of winter veg pie for lunch. Beef and mushroom stew with a bit of rice for dinner. Maybe I will force myself to walk again today.

FelicityWasSanta Sat 12-Jan-13 20:49:20

Today's menu has been awful nutrition wise, (and eating small regular meals wise) but quite tasty and low calorie...

I have had, 200 calories of popcorn (made up of a variety of flavours- DH did the shopping hmm ). A 700 calorie Romana goats cheese and spinich pizza express pizza, a glass of apple juice, a glass of Rosé and some grapes!

Although scales were down again this morning so that's good can't control the urge to weigh several times a day

OnlyWantsOne Sun 13-Jan-13 10:31:39

It seems unless I starve myself for days I don't loose a pound

freedom2011 Sun 13-Jan-13 11:14:18

I'm not starving myself but definitely hungry and a bit irritable by the time mealtimes come round. And tired because I am not used to moving so much.
Today, porridge and raisins, lunch: lentil soup from a packet dinner: salmon, rice and salad. And a walk.

FelicityWasSanta Sun 13-Jan-13 11:21:16

Only, that doesn't sound good, how are you planning your menu?

This week I'm aware that I'm loosing weight just by eating less because its the first week of my diet, a couple of weeks down the line I fully expect to have to be more careful with types of food as well.

Groovee Sun 13-Jan-13 11:23:46

Why not sign up to my fitness pal if you are doing calories. You can set your goals etc on there and log all your foods.

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