What was the 'killer moment' that made you lose weight

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sallycinnamum Sun 05-May-13 20:55:31

Donkeys years ago I lost a significant amount of weight via SW because I saw a photo at a work Xmas party and made a vow to lose a stone. I ended up losing two over 4 months.

When I got married two years ago I ate nothing but porridge and Ryvita for two weeks and lost half a stone so the dress wouldn't be too tight. Then a month later I got pregnant with my second DC.

Now, after 2 DC I know I need to lose a stone but I haven't had the killer moment yet that will spur me into going on a proper, long-term diet and sticking to it.

I just wondered what it was that finally spurred you into going on a diet and doing it properly rather than giving up a couple of weeks in.

ControlGeek Sun 05-May-13 20:59:20

It was two things simultaneously for me - first was realising I was stressing the seams of the clothes I had bought because I was too fat for my 'fat' clothes, and second was realising I was rather above the maximum cut-off, BMI-wise, for NHS IVF.

SoleSource Sun 05-May-13 21:00:44

Hardly being able to love and confidence low because of weight.

SoleSource Sun 05-May-13 21:01:16

Move not love

Excellent thread x

cocolepew Sun 05-May-13 21:02:39

A photo taken in work, I was wearing a stripey top and looked huge around my belly. I love my stripey tops.
Starting cutting back last week and have lost 3lbs I may have put it all back on this weekend

I had to go to a meeting on the 3rd floor of an office building. The lift was broken, so I climbed the stairs. I really truly thought that I was having a heart attack by the time I got to the top sad. I was 13 1/2 st at the time and in a very sedentary job.

I was in Tesco that evening and saw the signs going up for the Race For Life.

I did that, sveral other 5ks, some 10ks and a 1/2 marathon!

And lost 2 stone in the process.

I then quit my job and retrained as a teacher, using my new-found confidence ... and lost another 2 stone during the training!

Alligatorpie Sun 05-May-13 21:03:18

Looking at a picture of showing my back and me leaning over to pick up dd2. Horrific!

Masterchuff Sun 05-May-13 21:04:07

Photos of me at a news years eve party 2011/12. Started a fitness camp on 9th Jan 2012 and not looked back. Got a way to go yet but have lost a good bit and am still going strong.

Alambil Sun 05-May-13 21:05:47

haven't had it yet - still carrying the 10st I need to lose sad

WhyIRayLiotta Sun 05-May-13 21:07:34

I was going on a girly weekend to Dublin with my 3 skinny, gorgeous, stylish mates. I hated myself and I dreaded going so much. I lied to everyone - my friends, DP etc about how excited I was.

We didnt get to go (last minute incident meant we had to reschedule) I swore that I would lose weight so I wouldn't dread spending quality baby free time with my friends.

That was 5 weeks ago and since then I've lost over a stone - and we are booked to go in just under a month so I hope to have at least another 7lbs gone then.

sallycinnamum Sun 05-May-13 21:07:56

I have to lose this stone. It's the usual thing, I start off with the best of intentions but I always get sidetracked until I can't get a dress to do up and then the cycle starts all over again.

Betrayedbutsurvived Sun 05-May-13 21:08:49

My friend was going on an extreme diet that would only accept you if your bmi was over 30. She asked me to do it with her, and I was horrified she thought I was big enough to be accepted, but far worse was the realisation that she was right, my bmi was 31. It's 23 now grin

sallycinnamum Sun 05-May-13 21:09:00

That is brilliant WhyIRayLiotta. How did you do it?

Looking at holiday photos from the last hol and not wanting to look as fat on my next holiday.
This was at the end of January - set myself a target of losing 3 stones by the hol. My last weigh-in is tomorrow (go on holiday on weds) and if I've lost one more pound, I've done it smile
Not so fat on this year's piccies!

PoppyWearer Sun 05-May-13 21:15:29

I've had a few years of my weight yo-yo-ing due to IVF, pregnancies and illness.

Some key diet-prompting moments for me have been:
- suffering from awful painful thigh-chafing after doing a lot of walking on a hot day in a skirt.
- a colleague asking me when the baby was due (it wasn't).
- buying a new pair of comfy trousers a size larger than my normal size and being pleased with them, (this was about 9 months after DC1 was born) until another mum in my NCT group started talking about how she was back in her pre-pregnancy skinny jeans.

The best diet-motivators for me have been major events. Last year I had a Christening and a wedding where I was going to see some people I hadn't seen for ages. I lost a stone in a month!

Having put some of it back on due to illness, I am now being motivated by a) none of my jeans fitting properly and b) holiday coming up during which I would love to wear a bikini...

sallycinnamum Sun 05-May-13 21:17:10

Well I've got two weddings this summer and have a vintage dress I want to wear but it's definitely a size too small.

Perhaps I'm going to have to stock up on the porridge again!

WhyIRayLiotta Sun 05-May-13 21:17:30

Sally I've been doing a low carb diet. (Boot camping with BIWI! grin) I've also started doing couch to 5k. I am embarrassingly unfit and it was the biggest thing to just get out and do it.

The low carbing has been a revelation. I lost 8 lbs in the first week and a steady 2-3 lbs since. I miss my sweets - but I don't crave them anymore.

I've 3 more stone to lose - but I feel like I'm in control for the first time in a loooong time.

cocolepew Sun 05-May-13 21:20:31

In work I have to go through double glass doors that I can see my reflection in, its not good looking at my thighs in jeans!
If I had a full length mirror in the house I think I would be slimmer.

OPeaches Sun 05-May-13 21:23:42

My moment was when my best friend told me that no matter how much weight I put on, I still had a beautiful face. She genuinely was trying to be kind, and I think up until that point I was kidding myself that no one had noticed that I wasn't still a size 10.

I lost three and a half stone.

Since then my weight has gone up and down through having 2 babies, but I've never gotten so fat again. I'm currently a size 12 and am aiming to lose 7lbs so I can be back at my ideal weight.

sallycinnamum Sun 05-May-13 21:28:29

These are all really inspiring stories.

How did you do it OPeaches?

flossywithafringe Sun 05-May-13 21:28:36

Did you limit the porridge and ryveta Sally? I want this killer moment now please grin

AlwaysReadyForABlether Sun 05-May-13 21:33:18

About 4 years ago a friend asked me if I would go along to a Weight Watchers meeting to keep her company. In the end she couldn't go on the day we planned but I decided to go anyway. I didn't expect much but I lost 7 pounds in my first week and was totally hooked. Over the next year I lost four stone in total.
Really need to do something again but haven't had that lightbulb moment yet.

takeaway2 Sun 05-May-13 21:35:24

It was my DS who's 5 who spurred it on. He kept asking me when baby no 3 was arriving. And kept poking my belly. I stopped drinking coke and eating crisps. Started drinking water. The belly is going down.

Ruprekt Sun 05-May-13 21:35:33

After doing weightwatchers for 20 odd years, I could not bear the thought of starting yet again on 1 Jan.

I was reading Mumsnet and found BIWI and the gang about to start a new low carb bootcamp. I read up on it, got DH on board and we have been low carbing ever since! Dh has lost 15 lbs and I have lost 22 lbs!!smilesmilesmile

Although we were very sceptical to start with, it is the best thing ever!! We love the food, feel so much better and we have more energy.

smilesmile

Nehru Sun 05-May-13 21:36:07

when i just looked hefty

I agree with Oprah - " live your best life"

I HATE being fat or anything more than a 12.

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