I need to loose 40lb by August

(67 Posts)
OnlyWantsOne Thu 10-Jan-13 23:33:45

Is it possible?

Oh help how do I do it?!

freedom2011 Tue 12-Feb-13 23:34:27

mmm, as a result of stuffing my face I am still 11 stone 13.5 pounds. Thanks for the nudge Felicity. I am getting back on the wagon tomorrow. Glad to hear you are going well.

FelicityWasCold Sat 09-Feb-13 09:57:09

How's it going Freedom?

I'm still plodding on, slow progress is being made... Blimey it's boring though!

FelicityWasCold Sat 02-Feb-13 10:10:18

smile yay well done freedom

only are you still with us?

freedom2011 Sat 02-Feb-13 07:44:06

I forgot to weigh in yesterday but today I am 11 stone 13.5 pounds which is down 1-2 pounds from last week I think - in the right direction anyway.

FelicityWasCold Thu 31-Jan-13 08:36:45

Don't worry, I'm not giving up yet!

freedom2011 Thu 31-Jan-13 07:25:35

keep going felicity

FelicityWasCold Wed 30-Jan-13 09:22:20

Weight still spiking up and down in a confusing fashion!

Yesterday was my official weigh in day and scales showed I had lost 1 3/4lbs last week, monday and today scales were a further 2lbs down.

confused but at least it seems to be going the right way....

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freedom2011 Sat 26-Jan-13 16:27:43

woo hoo felicity good work. enjoy your in calorie meal.

FelicityWasCold Sat 26-Jan-13 14:39:45

<just checking in for a smug celebration>

See earlier comments about times of the month, but my weight has been going up and down all over the place this week, and I know it will probably go up again...

But as of a quick weigh in this afternoon I've dipped under the stone marker and now the front number reads something new, something a tiny bit closer to socially acceptable grin grin

So now to celebrate I'm off for a walk to waitrose (approx 45 mins each way), to buy something nice but in calorie budget for dinner!

FelicityWasCold Sat 26-Jan-13 12:02:45

That's great! It's all progress!

freedom2011 Fri 25-Jan-13 08:17:46

I have just calculated my kg into pounds and compared to last week. I have lost something. hooray! I am 12 stone 1.76 pounds this week which is 1.24 lb less than last week. not much but at least it isn't a gain. feeling a bit more motivated.

FelicityWasCold Thu 24-Jan-13 16:15:21

Yes it is all about patience which can be tricky!

I'm through the ravenously hungry stage now, and trying to distract myself with imaginative ways of eeking out the calorie allowance instead!

Oh and avoiding the staff room after school- cake/biscuits is never going to be a good idea!

freedom2011 Thu 24-Jan-13 10:45:16

I am yes. Maybe that is why. Perhaps I need to up my exercise. It is after all only 11 days since I started. I must be more patient.

FelicityWasCold Thu 24-Jan-13 08:53:13

Sorry to hear that freedom- are you eating the same number of calories that you are burning off walking?

Don't forget times of the month change things, I notice that with my obsessive weighing every day! On the first 2 days of my period my weight goes up by 1-2 lbs which can make it seem like I haven't lost anything and then it suddenly drops again,

freedom2011 Thu 24-Jan-13 08:31:36

hmm, nothing lost since last friday. I am eating the right amount of calories and still walking. I haven't put anything on but how can it be that I am not losing anything at all? I'll be back with a weigh in tomorrow.

Have you joined another thread only?

Fluffy1234 Tue 22-Jan-13 15:45:07

It's definitely doable if you really want to do it. Easter 2011 I weighed 13 and a half stone and by the Christmas of 2011 I weighed just over 9 stone. So I lost 60 pounds in 8 months. I stuck to under 1500 calories a day and cut out most carbs and all crap. I lost between 1 and 2 and a half pounds a week, never more than that. Good luck.

freedom2011 Tue 22-Jan-13 11:46:02

WELL DONE Felicity very inspiring.

FelicityWasCold Tue 22-Jan-13 09:27:15

Well Tuesday weigh in has arrived, and I have lost 2 3/4 lbs this week. A healthy weight loss for week 2 I think!

8 1/2 weeks to goal and 11 1/4lbs to loose, think its doable.

If I can just keep motivated... How are you doing Only ?

freedom2011 Mon 21-Jan-13 08:27:01

I just love eating Felicity. And if I exercise more, I get more calories to eat. I live in Foreign Lands where they are used to snow so walking in it is ok as we're well equipped with boots and ski underwear to keep warm. I'm actually eating a bit over 1500 calories a day but only once I'm sure I've walked off 350 at least to even it out. That is about 1.5 hours walking for me. Have a great week. Might check in on Friday latest for a progress check.

FelicityWasCold Sun 20-Jan-13 18:06:24

So far today I have eaten 600 calories, about to cook dinner (chicken and potato and veg) and have a glass of wine, tomorrow it'll be 2 weeks in, only 8 to go before goal week!

I'm impressed by your exercise Freedom, in the cold I can't motivate myself to do it... I'm hoping it will come as I start to look less hippo like...

freedom2011 Sun 20-Jan-13 18:00:23

well done on resisting the fish and chips Felicity and another pound down is great! All in the right direction. I am enjoying playing around with calories on fitnesspal to see how much food (volume) I can scoff without going over the daily goal (1200 calories a day net) Doing lots of walking to be able to eat more.

FelicityWasSanta Fri 18-Jan-13 13:32:12

I've lost one more lb since Tuesday- which isn't as exciting as last weeks progress but healthier I suppose! It was SO hard to avoid the amazing looking fish and chips at work lunch sitting just now, but managed a jacket potato and salad.

It's very snowy and cold here too!

PatMDi Fri 18-Jan-13 11:15:18

How are you getting on? I am doing 27 pounds by the end of March. Doing a plan online, 6 down 21 to go. Weekend of 40th birthdays (not mine yet) this weekend, can feel the resolve weakening and the Prosecco calling...

freedom2011 Fri 18-Jan-13 08:57:19

are we doing a friday weigh in still? I am 12 stone 3 lbs today. Which is 5.4 lbs less than last week so I guess the first week went ok. I signed up for fitness pal. I admit, it is quite good.

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