enough faffing about is a stone by the end of the year doable?

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the only resolution I set myself this year was to end it a stone lighter than I started it. well we are nearly at the end of the year and I have lost and then regained that stone. I have also stopped smoking so am allowing myself a bit of slack.

I lost 4 stone when dd2 was born and have put three of them back on. I need to stop the trend before it gets set in.
So I have decided that I need to lose that stone I promised myself by the end of the year. I cant do low carb, was doing ww but seemed more intent on finding ways to cheat than actually doing it.
When I lost the 4 stone it was through writing everything down and upping the excercise.
I have ordered a bike so hoping to start cycling half an hour a day and gone back onto MFP to log everything.
In total I need to lose about 3.5 stone but that first one would be a good start. Also I am always tired and struggle with low iron often, I have bought myself a good multivit and iron and am hoping that when I am a bit less tired I will be able to excercise better control over my eating.
So is it doable, and does anyone fancy joining me?

LakeFlyPie Mon 12-Nov-12 13:42:19

Definitely do-able but probably the most challenging time of year (for most people) to achieve it.
If your head's in the right place you could really enjoy saying no to the endless mince pies and ubiquitous christmas 'bits' which can cause the lbs to stack up over Dec / Jan time and the triumph of reaching your goal by the end of the year would make it completely worth it.

I rejoined slimming world 8 weeks ago and have lost just over a stone, I WILL lose another 10lbs by Xmas - my head's in the zone this week, can you tell grin

Good luck smile

just checked in my diary and that is 7 weeks, so 2lb a week is doable, I start a new job in about 4 weeks (hopefully) and am hoping to cycle to work which should definatly help. Before that I have finished all the courses I am doing so have 4 weeks to totally dedicate to excercise and good cooking.

TalkinPeace2 Mon 12-Nov-12 15:08:53

easily doable.
Come and try 5:2 ......
I'm running at 2lb a week loss : five more pounds to go

tethersend Mon 12-Nov-12 16:27:51

I'm in- I've lost a stone and a half since August when I went to a SW meeting. It was the biggest motivator- I knew if I didn't do it, I'd have to go back to the god-awful meetings and eat their shit food grin

Anyway, gone off the boil over the last month and stopped recording food. Haven't put any on, but have another couple of stone of baby weight to go. So yes, make me get back into MFP and lose a stone by Christmas. I'm doing the school run now which is about a 2 mile round trip everyday, plus going for long walks during the day so am hoping to kick start the weightloss again.

tethers my user name is the same as here if you want to add me. smile

tethersend Mon 12-Nov-12 16:41:52

I haven't quite worked out how to do that bit- do you see what everyone's eaten or just get their status updates?

tethersend Mon 12-Nov-12 16:42:08

Because some days, I eat crap grin

tethersend Mon 12-Nov-12 16:42:29

Not literally, that would be awful.

Namechangeforapropertythread Mon 12-Nov-12 16:43:01

I could do with doing this but no idea if I'd manage it. Sleep deprived and no time away from the children . . .but I'd feel so much better if I made a start on the weight I need to lose! 3 stone to get into the right bmi!

2cats2many Mon 12-Nov-12 16:44:44

Definitely do-able. I recommend the My Fitness Pal app. I lost 2 stone in 3 months a year ago and have kept it all off (so far). Do lots of walking too.

Flojo1979 Mon 12-Nov-12 16:47:18

I really need to do this but my heads not really in the zone. I like mince pies and Xmas cake too much!

I do tons of walking, but I think my body is just used to it so I need to do more high cardio stuff.
tethers I think you can choose if you ppublish food diary or not but I cant remember as I set it up about a year ago blush I find the fact that others might see my diary really motivating (although the bags of kettle chips may not make it in there.
2cats, do you still log?
Flojo go on you know you want to.
Talkin - just having a look through the 5:2 thread, I struggle with being constantly hungry so not sure it would work for me but am open to persuasion.

2cats2many Mon 12-Nov-12 21:28:09

Every now and then I'll do it for a few weeks if my weight gets 2 kilos over what I want it to be. It kind of resets my portion control again.

I ask the dog for about an hour a day and its really helping with the staying slim business.

Flojo1979 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:26:03

Ok, I'm in.
Struggle with evening munchies and struggle to exercise.
What's the plan? Someone spoon feed me pls. So long as its reduced calories!

TalkinPeace2 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:28:22

5-2
500 calories 2 days a week
tdee calories five days a week
easy peasy

BikeRunSki Mon 12-Nov-12 22:32:45

I joined Slimming World 6 weeks ago and have lost 1 stone 1 lb. So, a stone in 6 weeks is acehivable. I am aiming at another stone in that time. Need to fit in work clothes by 2 Jan!

Flojo1979 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:54:04

tdee?

tdee? I just got my phone out to see if it was a number but the number would be 8333 so I am guessing not. well 2lbs down already so thats a good start (or indisgestion)

bikeskirun, that is a good aim, I am a bit worried because I got measured for my uniform for my new job about 6 weeks ago and apparently you cant have a new one unless you lose 2 dress sizes so I could be wearing an ill fitting unifor for months (another reason to crack on)
I did half an hour on the wii and walk 22000 steps yesterday, aiming for the same today.

I think I will try 1270 calories a day (what MFP says I need) for a week and see how I go beofre I try the 5:2.

2cats2many Tue 13-Nov-12 08:12:29

I ask the dog? I meant 'walk' the dog.

Good luck. I bet you'll do it!

i thought you asked the dog to take you out for 2 hours ;)

FergusSingsTheBlues Tue 13-Nov-12 08:18:32

You can totally do it! I lost 7 stone in 7 months by eating little and often, as much fruit and veg as i could handle, NO "simple" carbs, no booze.

start now and think how great you'll feel at christmas. If i ever wavered, i used to tell myself that no treat is so good that it cant wait til goal!

wow fergus thats amazing. I replaced the fags with cheese and onion crisps which has been my downfall.

amothersplaceisinthewrong Tue 13-Nov-12 08:24:50

Definitely doable - if you have the willpower to say no to all the Xmas titbits which actually can become a habit - everyone at work knows I NEVER have any chocolates or biscuits from the tins brought in by clients at the end of the year.

Namechangeforapropertythread Tue 13-Nov-12 10:16:19

I'm so in. I keep piling on weight and have 101reasons to lose it (daughter starting school and don't want to be fat mum, asthma, clothes, chasing toddler etc) I just seem to keep using food as a treat or when bored (its been a pretty tough year) .

I. Know I will feel so much better about myself if I get this under. Control.

CleansLate Wed 14-Nov-12 07:36:13

I am SO IN. I moved to the USA two months ago, just got on the scales and I have put on a stone and a half despite (seriously!), my best efforts - not been eating more/worst on purpose but somehow...

Going back to the UK for xmas (in five weeks!), and really want to have lost a stone. I am going low-carb as I have major bloat issues with carbs and have bought a kinect fitness thing as can't commit to out of the home exercising.

healstorturepeople Wed 14-Nov-12 09:02:13

I need to do the same thing. 1 stone by xmas. I am doing the alternate day fasting thing. 500-600 cals on fasting day. Normal eating on next day. I have also really upped my exercise and I'm doing 2-3 hours a day. I'm only in the first few days so don't know how much I've lost yet but I can see inches have gone.

I used to do slimming world and would have probably lost a stone in that length of time on SW too.

Exercise is key too.

slipped a bit yesterday as I was really tired, did wqell and then pigged out on a big bag of crisps. Back on it today, gonna do some wii later and just taking dogs out for a couple fo hours, I have to not let myself get eithe too tired or too bored thats when I et to much.

Flojo1979 Thu 15-Nov-12 21:47:20

So far so good, although I'm not sure the 4 slices of fruit toast for supper helped!
I also need to find ways of exercising more.

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