March Diet - Need to shed a stone in 5 weeks(170 Posts)
Ive moved to the US and put on the dreaded New York stone and cant shake it off. I keep losing and putting on the same five pounds - xmas, ski trips, PIL visiting - everything keeps tripping me up.
I have a clear month till the end of March - no visitors, DH traveling so its now or never. Need lots of support to stay on the wagon. Anyone in a similar boat? What is working for you to stay motivated?
Yes me. I've joined many a thread and failed but I want to try and lose a dress size for my ds2 christening on Easter Sunday. I'm not very good at this and need support, someone who won't mind me posting "I need chocolate" and that someone to say "step away from the snacks". If you can do that for me I will support you in any way I can.
Hi Hugandroll - good to hear from you. Lets do thatI together. My goal is to lose 14 pounds. Im small and the stone although it doesnt sound much makes me look massive.
Weight this morning - 58.2 kgs (am v short)
Goal weight: 52 kgs
Im going to try and do a low carb diet but have fruits and veggies and also try and stick to 1200 cals/day and do some form of exercise no matter how small. Ive already blown it this morning but will now get back on the wagon.
I read that as 'I need to shed 5 stone in weeks'
I only came on to tell you you'll be needing to have both legs amputated.
Good luck with it though.
Not the legs, the diet. Obviously.
<digs own hole even deeper>
Hi, I'm exactly the same boat, need to loose a stone in 5 weeks! So I'm in
Me, please. I've lost a stone this year which I needed to do & am back to a healthy weight. I still could do with losing another stone, although half would do. According to my fitness pal, if I lost almost 2 stone, I'd still be a healthy weight but I find that hard to believe.
Fellatio - thanks - come on this thread and make up laugh once in a while. Think we will need some cheering up.
I'm crap at dieting...I've never really done it properly as I've never been overweight til now so I need much encouragement & hand holding.
I'm going to go for 1200 cals and excercising for 30 mins each day, fingers crossed!!
Going to sory of low carb, but not not the strict stuff, just cutting out bread and stuff.
I had the shits when I tried low carb but will join you on that when my homemade bread is all gone . Not strict though just no grain or potato.
Just ordered the 30 day shred. I must lose this weight.
In a fit of desperation Ive just ordered the zero calorie noodles. Lets see what that is like.
Weighed and measured. I'm 5 foot 7, 12.2.6, 35 waist 41 hips. Took other measurements too but won't bore you with all of them. Before my nan died on Halloween I was 10 stone something with a 30 inch waist . Hope I stick to it this time.
Are you 12st 2 Hug? Me too, except I'm 5ft 4 so much more squishy, lol.
I am in going on a beach holiday 6 weeks tomorrow! 5'7" 11.11 this morning and would love to be 11 or just under for the holiday. Low carbing and more exercise!
Good luck Spam! <feeling very short at the moment> ;)
Pampers don't forget I'm a whole 6 oz heavier that you .
Day 1 is always a struggle, had shreddies for breakfast and a coffee. I'm hungry now but am going to drink a bottle of water to see if that helps first.
I've got some meal replacement bars from a VLCD i did a while ago so I'm having one of them with a cuppa char for breakfast.
I'm currently going through things I eat most often and I've got a pad with:
Item, portion weight, calories per 100g.
So I can just reference that when eating.
Morning all. DIdnt have a low carb day yesterday but did keep to total calorie consumption and exercise regime. Have got back to slightly over my pre holiday weight but a lot more to go. Most of it is probably water loss but still it helps.
Will try and be good today. Ive got 4 days till DH comes back from a work trip so want to lose a kilo by then. Probably a bit optimistic.
Goal wt: 52 kg
(am v. short and ladies)
Shred day one complete. I struggled with the strength training, my legs burned but the cardio and abs were fine. Think ill be fine to move to phase 2 in 10 days.
That's great Hug - at least we have made a start. The shred sounds tough but effective. Off for a run now.
Well done hug! Last night I made curried cauliflower soup, roast butternut soup, courgette and broccoli soup for lunches this week and then I did a spaghetti Bol sauce, chicken balti, chicken tikka masala, chicken in cream sauce and a huge beef casserole all low carb and all for dinners either with cauliflower rice or just in a bowl on their own. Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon for breakfast!
I normally walk 3-4 miles a day anyway but going to up this to 5-7 miles and cut out the wine (biggest downfall for me!)
Well done spam.
I have a day off work today as ds1 has an audiology appointment. I don't work Monday but have ds2 with me then so at the moment I'm home alone (ds1 is in school until the appointment). This also means I don't have anything really to think of at the moment and I'm really hungry. I'm going to wait a bit and if it continues I'm going to have a banana.
Hug - I was really hungry about half an hour ago but had a coffee with soya milk and a pint of water - not hungry now....I think a lot of "hunger" is actually thirst.
I agree. A coffee sorted me out. Had quite a high cal lunch (ham sandwich but I use proper ham not reformed and homemade bread) but ofsetting that with a healthy dinner of ratatouille and couscous.
Ds2 went back to school after lunch so I took the opportunity to shred this afternoon instead of after the boys go to bed. Feels good, day 2 done
Well done! I am thinking of doing it but am very nervous as I have tried in the past and just hurt so much can't get past day 1 - WIMP!
I just walked for 4 miles though in just over an hour so not too bad
That's a great walk. I must admit I have to pause doing press ups, lunges and side lungey things but I did better today than yesterday.
Well done Spam and hug. Good to read about your efforts and it keeps me motivated.
I did not have a good day yesterday- ate loads of toast and jam in the morning so had to starve in the evening to keep to cal count. So ended up feeling really grumpy and have only lost 200g this morning - 56.5 which is still higher than my weight last week this time.
Will low carb properly today and see if that helps. Yes drinking loads of coffee/ green tea does help.
Can I join in? 11st 7lbs. I'd love to lose a stone by april1st. Signed up for Cambridge diet today and I'll start in the morning. I've never done a diet like this before but also never been so fat before. All around my middle-the most unhealthy kind . I might drag rebounder out of the shed. Does anyone else use one?
I'll join you but alas I am 5"1 and 12.6 . Before I fell pregnant, 3 and Tried today and ended up eating chicken dippers with dd just... I am full of support and good ideas, I just can't put them into practice!! Good luck!
3 and a half years ago that should read, I was 8 st haha.
I've had my ratatouille and couscous and I'm still hungry. Bah I dislike feeling hungry.
Me too, I'm joining in if that's ok....I'm 11 stone 7 lb and really need to she'd at least one stone!
Hug - have you tried low carbing? After about 3-4 days you really do start to feel less hungry. I will admit the first 3-4 days can be hell but after that it's amazing, my husband and I both lost 2 stone relatively easily 2 years ago by low carbing and more or less kept it off - I should have kept going but I was so happy with the 2 stone that I kind of stopped trying to lose weight and concentrated on maintaining. I put 8lbs back on mainly through pigging out at Xmas . My aim is to get back to 11.3 which was my 2 stone loss and then a further 7lbs if I can. At 5'7" and 10.10 this is still a BMI of 23.5 but I should be a 12-14 and look okay at that weight - am never going to be a skinny minny!!
As a starter you could just try not eating anything beige (apart from chicken if you consider that beige!)
By beige I mean, crisps, biscuits, cake, bread, pasta, potatoes, parsnips, crackers, couscous, rice etc. Also cut out sugar or sugar replacements completely if you can, no sweets, no fruit, no fizzy drinks etc.
Having some Go ahead crispy bars and coffee - have now competed mfp diary so can't have anything else lol.
Hi spam. I tried low carb before and it gave me the shits! I don't eat potato but other than that I'm a carb fiend . I know all the benefits of low carb and would love to do it but I was nearly caught short in work and can't risk that again.
Hug - was that on about day 3 or 4? I bet it was....sometimes when you go into ketosis you get an upset tummy but it doesn't last long. You can also feel fluey, funny taste in your mouth, headachey and generally unwell but again this only lasts about 24 hours or so and then it passes and suddenly you feel fabulous. I have never met anyone who had the shits long term low carb. You also get carbs from green leafy vegetables so you are not no carbing just low carbing. Eating biscuits, bread, pasta etc just makes me want more food and I find cutting it out a godsend.
Oh feck this is me as well. Im too cross to weigh but think I'm around 10lbs heavier than I shd be
And I've gained and lost and gained and lost the same stinking 4lbs about 25 times since last summer
Decided to DEAL WITH IT starting this week. Giving myself to end April.
Then will obvs get knocked up w number three and regain the whole ridiculous five stone
Welcome Zoelda,freeandhappy, Kirstoll thehairybabysmum
Have been relatively good today - avoided the processed carbs and had watermelon instead for my sweet tooth. The green tea really does help curb appetite. Have to do some exercise though - its raining here so will have to jump around in the living room after the kids go to bed.
spam it was but lasted 3 days before I gave up. I'm on tablets which can affect my bowel movements (as a side effect). I have time off over Easter so if I haven't lost any weight or as much as I want by then I will give it another go where I can have a dodgy tum in my own home.
Thanks monicker! Apart from putting on weight do you like living in new York? Ive done a quick walk this eve about fifteen mins an am going to try to up that to thirty mins in the eve instead of being collapsed on sofa from 8-11 every night.
Free - I dont actually live in NY - in DC. Saw the term NY Stone and thought it was more catchy. Didnt expect anyone to call me on it
How is everyone getting on?
Not a good day today. Despite being really good yesterday im still the same weight i.e. 56.5. Argghh.
I guess this is the plateau but frankly thought that would happen at a lower weight. Ive gone on the 5:2 recipes thread and made a yummy tomato garlic soup.
this is a previous thread where the posters actually did lose a stone. Posting here to keep us inspired.
Moknicker - you are probably best to wait a while before weighing I had a really good week in January and didn't lose a single lb so got a bit disheartened but we all know that weight loss is not linear and sometimes it doesn't show on the scales straight away. I am only two days in and although weight has gone up a lb my jeans already feel a tiny bit looser today - very odd!
Anyway I have had a good day - all low carb, eggs and salmon for breakfast, spag bol sauce for lunch and beef casserole for dinner - really need to up the veggies though....loads and loads of water but still could do better.
My biggest downfall is that I work from home and the fridge is constantly calling me, when I go into the office for a day I don't eat anywhere near as much as I do at home...so I have had the odd spoonful of peanut butter and the odd slice of cheese - really need to knock that on the head and try and eat three meals a day only. However I am only on day 3 of proper low carbing and I know it takes 3-4 days to properly regulate and stop feeling so hungry.
Had a good walk but had family with me so only walked about 2.5 miles which is no where near my daily target but it was fun, I always enjoy it when they come with me even though I walk a lot slower and don't feel the burn like when I stride out on my own.
Daily weighing is evil. I do it but it can put me in a terrible temper. I haven't weighed myself in about 3 weeks and am going to try and stay away from scales for as long as I can. Then maybe ill hop on and see the magic number?!
Spam I work from home most of the time too. It's a fuckin ball ache keeping your head out of the fridge partic if you're quiet or doing something tedious.
My best trick ATM is green tea w honey.
I'm also only on day 3 so and trying to be super good for as long as possible. I did sneak a cheeky gin in though...!
Didn't do the shred tonight as I do trx on a Wednesday but its a very hardcore workout so don't think it will hinder weightloss.
I'm going to weigh weekly. I really want to jump on but would be sad if I lost now only to put back on by Monday.
I know daily weighing is the road to weight loss damnation but i am past redemption i.e . the most impatient person on the planet. So please feel free to shout at me liberally when i post my weight and then moan about it .
The good news is my zero calories noodles have arrived - will try them tonight for dinner and report if it is as vile as everyone says. Ive done my run and feeling upbeat thanks to all those lovely endorphins. I may not have lost any weight but feeling happier with my lot.
Spam, Zoelda - I have gone from working to being a SAHM which is very very tough dietwise. It's much easier to not think about food while working
How is everyone doing today? I am doing well and actually dusted off the Shred today and completed day 1 phase 1....funnily enough it wasn't as bad as I had remembered. I am sure I am going to be very sore tomorrow but I am going to have to really dig deep and get through the pain barrier and make sure I complete day two. This is where I always slip up, I can't struggle through the sore muscles on day 2 and 3 of the Shred.
Also did a 3 mile walk, keeping up the water and doing well with food.
MUST STAY FOCUSSED!!!
what the hell are zero caolrie noodles?! what are they made of? how do they taste? caulioflower rice is bloody brilliant tho
i can only begin to imagine how much cake id eat if i were a sahm! altho you might get a chance to do nice walks more often? i find myself pretty time poor so mainly run on the weeknd (and not at all atm - drs orders)
well done on your walk spam
ive done well so far. porridge breakfast, home made veg soup lunch. will cook a thai green curry with turkey breasdt meat for dinner.
Waiting for ds1 to go to bed so I can shred. I'm so tempted to weigh though, need to resist.
Why the fuck did I just weigh myself, fully clothed at the end of the day? Showed a gain of 2lbs and I'm really sad. I know it doesn't help
I weighed "at my heaviest" but shit, it still hurts.
I feel for you, the same reason I accidentally ate a sausage roll maybe? I hae such low willpower
Spam - your day sound brilliant.
Zoelda - here is the lowdown on zero calorie noodles.
Unfortunately it was vile!!!! So thats the end of that for me.
Hug - please dont feel despondent - at the end of the day, with clothes on, anyone in the world would be 2bls heavier. When i record my weight, it is first thing in the morning, no clothes, after a pee - you get the picture
We are all still here after 4 days and its not even March yet so that is good. We have another 31 days to get to our goal.
Oh - my update is that i was really good yesterday, Good today as well but no joy on the scales. I also feel really bloated - think its those :*&sted
Hmm no calorie noodles don't sound pleasant. I know it was stupid weighing in the night. Dh had pizza, I had Jordan's country crisp strawberry and natural yogurt. Mine was yum.
Just jumped on again and my clothes weighed precisely 2lbs lol.
Did they taste of anything at all?
Hug what you eat and drink in a day can make a difference of 2-4lbs!!!
Weigh once a week same place same clothes or none at all and same circumstances I.e post wee/poo, before any food and drink etc.
Weighing different times of the day with different clothes etc is no indicator AT ALL and is only going to make you feel despondent!!
I was shocked today at the difference of just 8lb of additional weight....tried on my maid of honour dress that I wore for my sisters wedding 15 months ago. I got it on and done up but I looked hideous in it - was really shocked as have convinced myself that the 8lb gain doesn't really show - it does
Zoelda - they have a fishy smell but it goes away when you wash it well with water. They are then tasteless but absorb the flavour of whatever sauce you put on them but it has a gloopy texture. Ive got four more packets of the darn things - so ive no choice than to give it a go again - four times!
Hug - yay on the no clothes weighing
Spam - hang in there. Losing 8lbs in a month is very achievable.
Interesting link on training yourself to like healthy food!
Moknicker - those noodles sound gross! Urgghhh
Hope you all doing well, I was up this morning and forced myself to do shred level 1 day two - even though a bit sore! I am now really really sore and dread to think what it will be like in the morning, but I am going to try and battle through as I know that after a few days my muscles won't be as sore as this. I remember a personal trainer once telling me to work through the pain and you won't get it again and she was right, I just have to do the same here - the actual workout wasn't too bad....
Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon for Breakfast
Butternut squash soup for lunch
Not sure on dinner yet....
Lots of water!
Spam - really great you are sticking to your Shred. URgghhh sounds about right re the noodles.
Finally some movement on the scales. Have hit 56 kgs but now comes the tough bit. DH is back from travelling and going into the weekend - my traditional downfall. Need to try and ensure I dont put it all back on this weekend. I normally move between the 55 - 58 band since coming to the US. Need to break the barrier and keep it down this time.
Good day so far. Havent exercised as yet but will do so.
I've shredded today, I have now done 5 consecutive days of exercise. I've also had 5 consecutive chocolate free days too which for me is a Very. Big. Deal.
I don't have many calories left for today and really want a treat. May see what yogurt and honey would be.
Not enough for that but enough for an options hot choc
I'm having a day off today from exercise and counting every calorie. I need a treat day or I will give up. I have lost 1.4lbs since Monday but am changing weigh day to Saturday so I can have it as my day off
I've also lost inches - 0.5 from waist, 1.5 from hips, 1 from narrow part of waist, 0.5 from thighs giving a total of 3.5 inches in 4 days!
Hug - thats great on the inches - amazing!!
I am going to try not to have a day off exercise but by god my legs are killing me from the Shred. I don't know how people get through it I really don't. I know I am overweight being just a tad over 25 BMI, I walk every day 3-4 miles up hill (and there are some big ones!) in sand and over all sorts of terrain yet 20 mins of the shred and I am broken.....anyway I am going to keep going as so many other people seem to be able to do it!
Food and water was good yesterday and did a 3.5 mile walk after the shred, had a few V&T's last night but it was Friday! Haven't weighed, not sure I really want to, to be honest. I might give it a week or two.
Hug and Spam - great news on the inches and keeping up the Shred. Have a lovely weekend.
My weight has sprung back up on the back of a Friday night and i wasnt event bad. My objective is to keep on track this weekend and not blow it and feel sick on Monday - that is when i normally give up. Just need to keep going. I know that if i can be good this weekend, i can keep to it during the week.
Hello all, I'd love to join you on this. I need to loose 3.5 stone in total but it'll be a good start. I was very good yesterday and walked 8 miles. Hopefully my next weigh in will show a good loss!
Whatnameforme - welcome
Moknicker - I said I didn't want to weigh for a while, but I did and I am up on the day before....anyway as long as we are doing the right things we will LOSE - so many things can affect weight - one in particular is water.
So lot's of water today, good on food and managed 3rd day of Shred and it wasn't too bad....then did a 4 mile brisk walk which was lovely.
Can't wait for my clothes to be LOOSE
Have had a relatively decent day for a saturday. Dh ordered fried calamari for lunch and after munching delicately on the first one, I succumbed and hoovered up the rest.
I am probably JUST about within my calorie target. Will probably give the scales a miss tomorrow. No need for masochism.
Blindly 8 miles! Well done. I try and do some fasted cardio but find it so hard to fit in.
Haven't been too bad considering its the weekend. Although let myself take last night off and ate a rats beef dinner and drank buckets of wine.
I needed it and my bloke needed to remember I was normal. I'm a leeeeetle cranky when I diet!
Ridiculous weekend. One kid has scarlet fever and the cat had to go to surgery due to fighting injuries. Then other kid smashed mouth open. So much blood. Back on it today and lots of digging, hopefully.
And heh @ hoovering up the calamari!
Day 4 of the shred done! Husband did it with me and we are planning on doing it everything morning first thing from now on - this is the only way he can do exercise is just to get up and get it done, so we will motivate each other along.
Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon for breakfast - not sure what for lunch and low carb chilli for dinner.
Going for a 4 mile dog walk now and then bowling this afternoon.
Lots of water!
All sounds good but still no real movement on the scales not going to worry about that though, I know I am doing the right things, haven't cheated once on carbs and have had no wine for nearly a week - unheard of!!
Hmm had a birthday party today and have failed dramatically. Tomorrow is a new day and ill keep an eye on party invites going forward and have that as my cheat day as I've now had two .
I might weigh tmrw.
55.6 today which is great for after the weekend. Overall didnt cheat too much on the weekend so am feeling more confident.
Zoelda - hope your DCs and cat are feeling better. Nothing derails a diet more than stress of this level.
Spam, Hug - great re the exercise levels. Hug - nothing wrong with occasional cake.
Back on the wagon this week. Only 4 more weeks to go for the end of March and slimmer us.
Zoelda - didn't see that post about your children and the cat - hope all are feeling better, nightmare weekend for you
Day 5 of the shred done! food good, water good and going to do my usual walk later. No movement on the scales but a real difference in clothes already - can't believe that the maid of honour dress I tried on last week is nearly looking okay. Dress I have on today for work is loose, whereby a couple of weeks ago was getting too tight - I am sure the scales will catch up so not worrying about that.
all good. kids off today but bloke looking after them. sort of...grrrr...
well done ont he 5 days of shredding! very good indeed.
what is that weight loss then mokniker?
and yes, 4 more weeks to go. amazing really. if i do this, im going to swim across the pond and come and give you a big hug for starting it, moknicker!
i weighed. somewhere between 10.5 and 11 stone. i was probably 11 stone last week. so not bad for after a weekend and on the start of my period.
Coffee and water are my staples.
If you fancy something sweet try a teaspoon of honey instead of chocolate.
Cereal such as porridge or bran flakes for breakfast and evening meal. Raw veg and salad for lunch- chewing triggers enzymes that make you feel fuller faster.
Cut out alcohol.
Note to self-follow own advice, been very slack lately and have just eaten an entire packet of biscuits. Yum.
Spam - really glad your dress is looking good on you - amazing the difference a week can make
Zoelda to swimming across the pond. Weight loss has been a kilo since start. it should have been more because its always easier to lose weight at the beginning of a diet. But - at this stage i'll take what i can get.
Pixi2 ; good tips. thank you.
Ironically since i started this last ditch diet im cooking more than ever before.
Ive been trying to think back to my life in the UK and what has changed to make me out on a stone (apart from driving everywhere);
I used to have a ready made healthy soup and salad for lunch and over here i cant find any healthy soup - they are all LADEN with cream and taste yucky. Ive started making vats of my own soup and hopefully that will help.
Next goal is to try and lose 1.5 kgs by March 14th which is my wedding aniv so would like to look nice when we go out for dinner (and hopefully not pig out)
I've fallen off the wagon. Maybe I can't cheat on the weekend as I fall back into bad ways . Someone shout at me please.
Hugs hug - everyone falls off the wagon occasionally. What matters is that you pick yourself up and get back on it. We still have four weeks left so a good amount of time to make some inroads into the diet.
People who lose weight successfully are those who can cope with setbacks not those who dont have any at all.
The weekends are always tough - it is my weak point as well. I am good during the week, binge during the weekend and then undo all the good work.
Could you do an extra walk to work off the miles and get you back on track?
Can't walk to work as have school and nursery drop offs but can go for a good walk on my lunch break and will shred tomorrow. You're right and as long as I get back on it I will be fine.
Went over calorie count yesterday and tried to do more exercise to counteract it which was so painful that it is easier to say no to the food.
No movement in weight - at least it hasnt gone up.
How are the rest of you getting on.
Moknicker - great well done on the scales not going up!
I not having such a great day, have done okay with food and water but have felt "Meh" all day - did my 3.5 mile walk earlier but ambled rather than power marched. Bit despondent that still no movement on the scales even though I know I am doing everything right. I have had this before though and I am sure in a week or two things will start moving in the right direction just a bit fed up as in my mind I had the whole 2lb a week plan and now it's not looking like that at all....anyway I will keep going, not done the shred yet but going to go do it now, that might perk me up! I also didn't sleep well last night and had the squits a bit yesterday so maybe that's it? Jeans are feeling looser and overall I feel better but there is something about seeing a loss on the scales that really motivates.
Hey can I join!! I want a stone off too in 5 weeks!! Think I may be a bit late though so ill try for as near too as poss
I'm a prolific to to dieter and am back up to 12 stone 4 from 10 stone 4.
I need help and inspiration and in return will try to support you guys.
Day one over with, kinda low carbing but not Atkins/dukan strict.
B eggs with ham
L chicken tikka salad
D omelette with salad
Fruit and water in between.
I'm do disappointed in myself, I need to sort this out once and for all.
Can I join, would love to drop a stone for a big holiday end of April!
No energy at all. Children keeping me up at night so yet again shred not done.
Right kicking the "Meh" to the curb!!!!
Day six of the shred done with heavier weights and managed the whole scissor crunches at the end for the second day running whoo hoo
Been reading lots of articles about water retention when you start a new exercise regime -can last up to two weeks if muscles are really sore which mine have been with the shred so hoping the scales issue I am having is just that and going to keep going - five weeks today till I have to get into a swimsuit why on earth didn't I address this in January?
Hug just go and do it now - it's only 20 mins.....
I had to force myself to do it tonight but I sure felt better when I did
Can someone tell me about the shred? What do you do and does it work? Thanks : )
I know this is lazy but I don't know how to link so... Google 30 day shred by jillian michaels or go to page 11 on this section and there is a thread answering someone who is asking what is the 30 day shred
Day 7 of the Shred done by 7.10 this morning.
Not even going to mention the scales - in fact I might even get rid of them for the time being as they are not moving in fact went up again today. BUT I look so much better so going to keep at it - I know I am doing everything right, no cheating, lots of water etc so it cannot be weight gain....
54.5 today which is amazing but because i ate practically nothing yesterday as i was busy and trying to make up for day before.
Didnt exercise yesterday though - felt too tired.
Just need to make sure i dont stuff my face today as undoubtedly the scales will spring back up tomorrow.
Blimey you're nearly at your goal weight!! In two weeks. Well done!
Zoelda - its just water loss since i didnt eat anything yesterday. It will bounce back up tomorrow as Im eating again today.
Ive got to this point many time before but then i lose focus and it goes back up again so im not that excited about it.
Have eaten like a pig today but did do trx. Going for a run tomorrow during my lunch break and will shred in the evening so if I'm careful all week hopefully it will balance out.
I went for a jog and circuits during lunch today. Our council has put outdoor gym equipment by a lot of parks in the city, jogged to the equipment, did circuits and jogged back. Was a good way to spend my lunchbreak.
That's really good to hear Hug - glad you are back on track.
Still keeping up with the diet at my end. Slight upward movement on the scaled (54.6) but to be expected.
DH back again from travels tonight so need to be good and disciplined.
Hello ladies glad to hear we are all still on track
I doing well day 8 of the shred complete 3.5 mile walk complete food good today. Had wine last night as friends birthday but stayed within calorie limits.
Still no movement on the scales.....But trying not to worry too much as you can se a difference in clothes etc
Sigh - sprung back up to 55.1 today.
Ate up to my calorie limit yesterday so didnt even overeat particularly.
This is where it all goes pear shaped for me normally.
I have to get over this bump. Have to have to [wanders off muttering to self]
Hi all, monicker don't get too disheartened water plays a big part in scale fluctuations.. I should know I have hardly seen any scale movement in 2 weeks despite being angelic most of the time . You will get there in the end!
I am pleased to report though that the scales were a little kinder to me this morning which I am pleased about as its my birthday I drank lots of green tea and A LOT of water yesterday in an attempt to try and shift the water retention and I think it's worked as 2.5 lb down finally! I look so much better though its hard to believe its not more lost but there you go.
Off to do day 10 of the shred and going to do a 5 miler today in an attempt to combat the Thai I am going to have this evening will do my best to keep low carb but will struggle with the sugary sauces however no rice just bean sprouts with my main.
Lost just under 1lb this week and some more inches. I haven't been particularly good this week so I need to pull my finger out and do a better job this week.
Happy birthday <passes totally tasty but completely fat and sugar free cake that tastes exactly like the real thing>
Happy Birthday Spamm - hoe you have a great day. Its really heartening to hear about yours and Hugs success stories this week. Need to hear it to keep me going. Are you having a birthday dinner tonight?
Same old same old with me - 55.1. This weekend will be tough. I have to try and get some movement on the scales by Monday morning.
Hi all, well I drank FAR too much wine last night and also had a lovely thai meal and although I tried to avoid carbs I didn't manage very well. I ate well at breakfast but cooked a roast this afternoon and just had to have some roast potatoes and parsnips. So not a great weekend but I was quite surprised at the scales this morning and am quite pleased with what I saw! I also did not do day 11 of the Shred today as too hungover and my knees are feeling it a bit today but I did do a 5 miler yesterday and also walked 4 miles today.
To be honest in order for this to be sustainable I had to "relax" the rules this weekend and I am going to be good all this week.
54.6 this morning but ate v. little yesterday.
Totally pigged out at lunch. Pasta, pastries, cupcakes - the yanks do these fab Sunday brunches.
Will be good rest of the day.
Spam - glad to hear you had a great birthday weekend.
nice weekend by the sounds of it spam! all that walking will be keeping your metabolism up.
and well done moknik! you're properly motivated arent you!
i had a similar weekend to spam, but without the excuse of a birthday. i drank a lot of friday and saturday night which obviously made me not bother with dieting. but it seems the long run on sunday and a lot of digging on saturday kept me in check as still 10.9 which i am really pleased about. i was convinced the scales would say 11st again this morning.
Well done Zoelda! A little blip is needed now and then
I back on track today - smoked salmon and eggs for breakfast and I am going to make the Moussaka from the Neris and India cook book for dinner using the leftover lamb from yesterday's roast.
Lots of water and need to push myself to do the shred today. 4 weeks until I go away....
spam - i cant remember where youre going? any movement on those scales or have they been launched out the window?
Hi there Zoelda, Spam- great to hear you are still on track.
54.3 today which is great considering i overate yesterday. Goal is to get to 54 by thursday which is my wedding aniv and going out for dinner. Got a niceish dress that i would like to fit into by then.
Time to bring out the vile zero cal noodles. Zoelda - did you try them out?
Zoelda - Florida and can't wait
Scales are moving....2 weeks ago I was 11.11 and 3/4 and then a day later I was 11.13 and 1/2 - I think the 11.11 and 3/4 was a bit flukey to be honest but anyway I am now 11.9 (yesterday) and 11.9 1/2 (today) so anything from 2 - 4 lbs lost so far. Aiming for 1.5 per week from now on and hopefully will be 11.3 when I leave. This is the lowest I have been in 10 years and I got there 18 months ago but slowly have been creeping up to nearly 12 stone again. I would love to continue and finally achieve my goal of 10.7 and will aim for that when I get back from the US and before my holiday in July.
Good luck Mok - fingers crossed for your 54 by Thursday - gosh that sounds so so light! Over 3 stone lighter than me - I hope you are really really short
awesome. it is so bloody depressing when they go the wrong way. it can really f up my day. you're quite tall arent you?
(i think shes a double amputee)
Spam = Zoeda -thanks. in addition to being really really short i have stick legs and arms and a big stick out belly. Basically imaging a walking barrel with 4 sticks and you pretty much get the picture.
Spamm - hope you have a FAB time in florida.
54.8 today and feel fatter. I find this middle zone really tough.
I'm still 12 stone. I'm on day 3 of a migrane so no exercise which means my food choices aren't as good (I find exercise motivates me to eat well). Dr has prescribed me 600mg ibuprofen which I hope works as we've booked work bikes for tomorrow lunch.
Hug sorry to hear about your migraine -hope you feel better today.
I am mrs frustrated from frustratedville!!! Scales have gone UP again by 2lbs in the last few days and I have no idea why.... I look different I think, I feel different and all my clothes don't correlate with this weight so really pissed off....
Going to keep going as looking in the mirror I am starting to see good results but I so wish the scales would blooming catch up! Might even put some piccies up for you all to have a look.....scary though as its still not pretty
Just did Shred Level 2 day 1, going to ignore the scales completely for a while, might even hide them away for a couple of weeks because I also measured and I have lost an inch off my tummy in the last week, maybe more from 2 weeks ago but I didn't measure on starting day. One thing though my joggers have got loads more length in the tummy ties and I tried a pair of jeans on today that I couldn't get on without a HUGE muffin top a few weeks ago - they looked nearly bearable to wear out today!
hug - hope you are feeling better. I too have migraines and nothing beats ibuprofen and going to bed.
Spam - great news on the inches. Yes ditch the scales as it does vary so much - time of day, time of month, lunar cycles god knows what else.
54.3 today - trying to hit my goal of 54 tomorrow. Lets see.
I'm off work today. In pain still even with 600mg doses. Good news is I'm not hungry and at 1pm I can take the next dose.
Well done all.
Hug - hope you are feeling better.
54.3 so didnt make it to my goal of hitting 54 today.
Going out for dinner tonight as it is our aniv so have to make sure i dont overeat. Saving up some calories from lunch.
Hope everyone else is doing better than I am.
Nope! Stuck at 10.9. Think it may be conne ted to ovulation....or I'm kidding myself!
I feel loads better. No exercise and rubbish food this week so ill more than likely see an increase tomorrow. Got 4 workouts planned for next week with other people so that will spur me on.
Hug - so glad to hear you are finally feeling better migraines must be hell on earth
Mok - you will get there - it really hasn't been that long at all, in fact only just over two weeks so we can't expect miracles (that's what I keep telling myself anyway!) Hope you have a lovely meal and just enjoy it, not spend the evening worrying about every little morsel.
Zoelda - at least you are staying the same and not going up!!
Despite me a) crashing into my best friend's beautiful new BMW a few weeks ago causing her to have the whole front wing repaired then last week b) crashing my beloved car into a brick wall and writing the whole front off and then c) tonight bumped my husband's car into a small bollard in the road I am okay!!
Honestly I haven't had an accident in 20 years and three in a row and all bloody silly. My husband is in despair but laughing thank goodness. The cost of all this is phenomenal despite having insurance but there you go!
Weight wise - okayish, have come back down the couple of lbs I went up by and despite me saying I was going to get rid of the scales for a few weeks I just can't part with them, they are part of my daily existence
I could not do the shred level 2 today as my knees are really feeling it and I don't want to buggar them up at all. I went overboard with exercise a few years ago and didn't give my knees time to adjust and ended up not being able to do anything for a month so slow and steady the shred will have to be.
Still did my 4 mile power walk though, knees really started hurting after that so....got to keep things in check with that.
Having a V&T - thought I needed it after the scrape but it's been the first since Saturday and far better than a few/3 goblets of white wine!
Got a Spa day on Saturday so got to get the swimsuit on
A Haiku about my day
Am resigned to my fate
Same - 54.8 and have people over for dinner tonight. I find myself losing steam on this which is the cycle i seem to be stuck in.
Need to find some motivation to get through this patch.
How are the rest of your getting on. Spam - good to hear about your progress.
Hug - is the migraine over?
Mok you sound fed up why do you think you are not losing?
I doing well despite pigging out big time on carbs yesterday I was 11.6 today which I haven't seen since last July - not great I know but getting more towards the weight I want to be. I went on a spa day yesterday and felt huge which is quite good actually as two years ago I went from 13.3 to 11.3 and felt amazing for quite a long time but I think my head has finally caught up with me and I now realise that 11.3 is not amazing and I need to aim for 10.3 - will try and get back to 11.3 for my holiday and then work on 10.3 between coming back from hols and before going on my next holiday in July.
Migrane gone, 1lb gained from a week of no exercise. Will be back on it now. I got a bit upset yesterday trying on dresses for ds2 christening. It's on Easter Sunday so don't have enough time to change my shape/size by then but I want to be where I should be by my birthday (August).
And thats because i ate most of an entire pear cake last night !!!! GAAAH.
Need to get back on the wagon now. No more excuses.
Spam - that is really good and hug - good news on the migrane.
Onwards and upwards!
55.0 today which is slightly better but still not great.
Dont think i will get to my goal at the end of the month.
same today. Im going to try and do the Dukan attack phase for the next five days to see if that helps.
How are the rest of you getting on? Hopefully no else has lost momentum like I have.
Food still not great but went for a run/outdoor circuits at lunch today
Mok you have lost nearly 4 kilos in under 4 weeks and that is BRILLIANT!!!
I just went back and checked page 1 and re-read your start weight -well done don't lose heart you are doing well girl!
I am up a lb and trying not to lose momentum but have had the worst TOTM ever since Monday -never known pain like it I usually have to take a couple of ibuprofen and then I am right as nine pence but this time I have been doubled up screaming in agony -which is not like me at all I have an extremely high pain threshold....think it's my age unfortunately I had a bad day yesterday and ate a load of crap cos I felt crap but getting back on the wagon today.
Thanks Spam - i guess the reason im not celebrating is that i keep losing weight till where i am now and then put it right back on.
What is TOTM? Sounds really bad - hopefully the ibuprofen is helping.
Hug - great to see you here and that the exercise program is going on.
54.5 today and trying to keep strong for the next 11 days.
TIme to wheel out those zero cal noodles again i think
Went for a cycle at lunch today. Food is letting me down big style though and I'm as fat as ever. Thinking of doing the 5:2 diet so its only 2 days a week of being strict. Why can't I get any willpower?
53.8 today - again ate pretty much nothing yesterday so it is all water loss but nevertheless it feels good to see that on the scales.
10 days to go.
Hi! i have been sticking to it but had a blip last weekend which is frustrating. i'd got myself down to 10.7 (so 7lb loss) before that but spent all of this week trying to get back there! BUT
but but but
i think my scales were weighing slightly low before the blip, so since it was all fucked up anyway, i put them right. so while i am now 10.8 i think it is truer than it was before.
if im not 10.7 tmrw i may kill someone. but then i feel the for WINE
Hi guys did someone say The Shred is on youtube, I couldn't find the full version? I too would like to shift a chunk off myself and have just moved to Canada so there must be something in being in the Americas (could it be that they put sugar in their bacon I wonder) going to do it low carb and with regular strength building but need motivation just eaten three chocolate florentines - hhmm some way to go I would say
I tend to feed a migraine, don't beat yourself up - good reason to stumble
Nope sorry got it now http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pc-NizMgg8
Welcome Hullou - yes its the combination of driving everywhere and the food (sugary, creamy, yummy )
Zoelda - hang in there. I too had a bad week last week and found it difficult but now i feel motivated again. Only 10 more days to go so lets give it our best shot.
Bleh! My goal is blokes birthday on 27 April so have bought a bit more time to hit 10stone
Do you feel better than you did a month ago?
Yes people stare at you if you walk anywhere - you see them turning their heads in their cars
So starting now have eaten rice bagel with marmite and chocolate square and tea so on track (sort of) and going to keep it going now - body is getting stronger with classes but it is strong and chubby unfort.
Zoelda - yes i do feel much better than i did a month ago. Have started fitting into my clothes again without having to undo the top button ;)
Hullou - yes its so strange isnt it.
53.7 so going to go for gold ie. 52 by 31st although not v. optimistic as my sister is coming to vist on the 29th and we are going to visit my best friend in NY after that.
Should be fun but doubt i am going to watch the cals then
I feel like a fraud on this thread but I'm staying on it anyway. 5:2 next week
if I find my willpower and I will try do it.
Want to get a bike too. I loved my ride on thu and it will get me outside .
Mok-TOTM = time of the month
Hi all I also feel a fraud on this thread this week as have felt so awful have not made any effort at all! I have not done the shred for 9 days now I didn't walk two days last week and have eaten crap for the whole week
But that was then and this is now going to start back with a vengeance this week thankfully weight has not gone up this week so I hope I can get 4lbs off in the next two weeks taking me to 11.2 which I will be very happy with for now
I'm starting 5:2 next week and I've menu planned for the next 4 weeks to keep me on the straight and narrow
Yes, join us on 5:2 the easiest weight loss WOL ever! The latest thread is www.mumsnet.com/Talk/big_slim_whatever_weight_loss_club/1714810-5-2-Diet-Thread-Number-sweet-16.
Hop Spam = glad to see you are still here - agree I too feel like a bit of a fraud- 54.9 today
will keep going for this last week fwiw. Hop + menu planning for next week sounds fab.
Spam - great that the weight hasnt gone up. everyone falls off at the TOTM ( i stand edified)
Noooo. Don't feel like that!any achievement over the month should be recognised! Just put yourself back to how you felt a month ago. Don't your clothes fit better? Feel less depressed at how fat you feel?
I've lost half a stone this month. It's the difference between a fat size 12 (size 14 if I'm honest) and perfect 12. So that if I go into a shop I feel totally confident licking out the 12.
I originally gave myself until 27 April to shift the weight. I have 3lbs to go to get to my 10lb goal. Been stuck at 10st 7 for almost 2 weeks but determined to crack it this week.
Everyone is doing really well except me. I still check in for inspiration.
Zoelda - thats a nice message to read - you are of course absolutely right - do feel a lot better that i did a month ago even if there is a bit more to go. Thank you for that.
54.1 this morning and was relatively good today as well so will try my best this week.
It's my first fast day today on the 5:2 plan, wish me luck.
Good luck Hop. I too like the intermittent fasting one - better than low carb although it does end up being low carb.
First fast done. Will be going to bed soon mind as I feel really cold and tired.
Well done Hop. 54.6 today - need some drastic action.
I had a feed day today and ate less than I used to - bonus.
i am NEARLY under 10.7 so pleased with that. feel a lot better too! (name change)
Does anyone want to join me in a 4 day very strict diet and exercise regime so that we can have a decent weigh in on the 1st of april?
No rules - just whatever works for you.
I've just done another fast day. I'm enjoying this and wish I'd started at the beginning of the month.
Hop - thats great that this is working for you.
54.3 today so no joy for me but will still keep going.
Suzie, Spam how are you getting on
start weight of 58.2
so total lost: 2 kgs.
What about the rest of you?
Time to start an April diet thread?
Yes I think so! I'm at 10.7 still, despite eating everything over Easter and being due on today or tomorrow so am quite pleased really. Lost half a stone. I'm keeping going until 27 April.....maybe 7 may
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