Right, I had a baby 3 months ago. I need to lose 2 stone. I've eaten quite enough chocolate today. Tomorrow I'm starting a diet. Who's with me?
Normally I would do this as 'Sober October', but this year it's Reverse Lent. I'll eschew alcohol, eat lots of fruit and veg and try to get back into exercising. I don't anticipate losing both stone in 40 days, but I'd like to get a good head wind behind me for the rest of it.
I'll start by weighing myself tomorrow (Monday) morning, and weigh in each Monday after.
I'd really appreciate a bit of company with this. 40 days should be manageable, it's got a good (biblical) ring to it and by the time we're finished, it'll be well into spring and we can wear some nice clothes.
Morning all. Stuck on 156 still here, but after a difficult week. Looks like we're in for another couple of tricky ones as my husband is going to have to go back to the UK to go to a funeral and deal with some legal stuff. So I'm giving up! No doubt I'll be back in a month or so to shift the last stone. Good luck y'all.
Well done Becca I'm sure you've well and truly overtaken me now! How's the walking to work going?
Oh poo Whimsical for me certainly, the breastfeeding/weight loss thing is a myth. Having said that, I've only had to make a few tweaks to my existing diet in order to keep within the WW limits. I think I'm finding that I can eat well and plentifully, but the really 'bad' foods have to be strictly limited. If it's any consolation for you (and I'm sure it's not) I would feel my life was complete if I was 11 stone again. There, no consolation whatsoever. Anyway, onwards and upwards, and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you for next week.
My weigh-in is tomorrow. Not entirely optimistic as I had to write off the weekend as lost track of logging what I ate and think I went well over my limit. However, back on the wagon today and also managed my first bit of 'proper' exercise last night for nearly a year - did a 2 hour cycle ride! It was knackering towards the end and the baby got awful separation anxiety, but think I burned about 1000 calories!
Is it just me left? Oh dear I guess I'm talking to myself. Well, I've actually gained weight this week, proving that just because you're breastfeeding doesn't mean you can go to baskin robin's with impunity, even with the rationale that there's no calories in coffee, therefore coffee ice cream should be fine.
So, weighed it at 157. I'd really hoped to come in under 11 stone this week. Best have a bagel to cheer myself up.
We're clearly partners in crime becca and rock as I'm standing by the kettle eating my toddlers discarded toast while I read through. I've pretty much written today off as I have toddler group this morning which includes compulsory biscuits and then book club tonight, which will involve banoffee pie. My favourite and best!
I did first fast day on 5:2 yesterday and it wasn't as bad as I expected. I've realised where I tend to go wrong though - I am constantly picking, grazing, snacking on whatever I notice throughout the day. I must be eating so many more cals than I realised - just silly things like I got DS a bag of crisps and automatically got myself one. I picked up a biscuit to eat while the kettle boiled for a brew. I was about to finish DS's leftovers after his tea. I must do these things so automatically as I've never realise it before!
Morning all! 1kg down at weigh in last night! Getting the other half on board is half the battle. Then you can clear the naughty stuff! Our rule is that he can eat WHATEVER at lunch time and them is heathy with me on the evenings... It works for us!!
Morning - I've just jumped on scales and lost 0.5kg. Not huge, but it's in the right direction, and brings total so far to 2.1kg (just under 5lb.) I certainly wasn't losing 5lb before I started dieting!
I'm not very good at this dieting malarkey - just hopped on the scales and I'm heavier than I was last week
10st 13.5 - this week I'm actually going to stick to it, so at least I know my starting point Have discussed with DH who also wants to lose a bit, and we are definitely going to give 5:2 a try, Tuesday will be our first fast day. Will try to cut down on chocolate/crisps/cake on non fast days too!
Right, how's everyone been this week? I've survived my husband being away most of the week and have done a reasonable amount of exercise. After last week's disappointing lack of loss, I'm hoping to have shifted at least a couple of pounds. We'll see in the morning!
I've still not started the diet Am thinking about doing 5:2, but the threads are just way too long - does anyone on here do it or has tried it? I've managed to dig out a load of old exercise DVDs so will give them a try when DS goes down for his nap, see if they help to motivate me a bit.