Two stone by Xmas!

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Tweenangst Thu 18-Jul-13 20:39:23

I really need to lose four stone but thought would start with a realistic amount to lose in this time frame. Anyone up for joining me? I am sure it will be easier with others.

BitchyHen Fri 20-Sep-13 09:40:41

Well done rugby and kimmi! I have lost 1lb this week and feel really proud that despite a very stressful week at work, I haven't turned to food for comfort. I feel that by taking it slowly and not trying to starve the weight off I am changing my eating habits permanently and putting an end to the cycle of yoyo dieting I have been on most of my adult life. Well here's hoping anyway smile

Rugbylovingmum Fri 20-Sep-13 12:04:55

Well done BitchyHen - I agree that slow and steady is the way to lose it and keep it off.

Tinwe - I'm really not doing very much exercise. One RC class plus my HIIT class each week. The HIIT class is only a 6 week course so I need to find something to do once that is finished. I haven't been doing body pump while I'm doing HIIT (took a break to stop me getting bored) but now I have some tutoring work on a Monday night so won't be able to go back to my bodypump class. That's my problem really - I have the kids all day, do some tutoring in the evening (and also have my prep work to do) and now I might be teaching an evening class. I don't have much spare time which is why I thought the jogging would be good as I can fit in a jog whenever I have a spare hour but I'm just finding it tough to get started.

karatekimmi Sun 22-Sep-13 21:34:12

Well done to everyone's losses, only 13 more Saturdays until Christmas!!

Lost another 1.6lb!! I attribute most of to running, for some reason eating well just falls into place when I can get some consistency in my running!!

I am following a mi coach training plan (its am Adidas site and i have the app on my iPhone which records the runs I do a weightless plan) I should do 3 runs a week but I very rarely manage that!! I take mini Karate out on a Sunday morning for an hour or longer (about 5-6 miles) and try to do another hour long run in the week. I am (and have been for a while) contemplating doing a half marathon before Christmas, but I haven't decided yet. I don't think I train enough to do it justice yet, but soon maybe?

karatekimmi Mon 23-Sep-13 18:53:25

I'm within my calories most days but I'm horrified by how many biscuits I eat. They are always there at work, mostly 40-60 calories each but I'm putting about half a dozen or more away each day!! I need to take fruit to work!

Vickibee Tue 24-Sep-13 11:49:33

Shame on me - had a lousy weekend foodwise. Had a takeaway curry on Friday night and wish I hadn't now. Just generally ate too much and can understand why my weight is stuck - but at least I havent gained either. Help get me back on track, where has my willpower gone?

Rugbylovingmum Thu 26-Sep-13 13:56:04

Hooray - I weighed in yesterday and I have lost 2 stone since joining Rosemary Conley in June. I am so proud of myself grin. That's 1st 3.5lb since joining this thread and I am definitely hoping to get the next 10.5lb off by xmas. Really I'm hoping for another stone by xmas. Fingers crossed xx

karatekimmi Fri 27-Sep-13 20:04:02

Well done ruby that's amazing!! 10.5 lb by Christmas is definaltely doable!! You keep going girl and I'm sure you'll do a stone or more by Xmas!!

Tinwe Sun 29-Sep-13 08:01:24

Well done Ruby, you're doing great! A brilliant weight loss and a realistic target by Christmas. Imagine how much smaller your Christmas outfit will be grin Now you're in the swing of it too the next few weeks should be easier.

Tinwe Sun 29-Sep-13 08:07:01

Vicki - I empathise! I'd been going more off the rails gradually and had not lost anything for a month despite having a definite target of mid October (a wedding). I had a huge plunge on Thursday night when the cooker blew up (so got take away pizza) and then a friend came over (chocolates, cake and crisps). Woke up at 3 in the morning feeling rough and was sick for the next 13 hours. Not sure if it was just overload on my belly as I'm getting older now hmm or I'd eaten something bad but either way it's got me back on track. Don't recommend it but it worked. grin

Could you plan out a carefully calorie controlled diet for a week/few days? Literally every meal and snack, and stick to that, just til you get back in the swing? The weight loss might inspire you too! smile

Tinwe Sun 29-Sep-13 08:08:37

Kimmi - at least you know where your weakness is. Would something crunchy in bite size pieces help satisfy the biscuit urge? Like carrot or apple slices on a plate to pick at?

Tinwe Sun 29-Sep-13 08:10:54

Kimmi - well done with the running! I'm doing C25k and on week 9 but have noticed how much it helps my weight loss. I'm not often enjoying it yet but am enjoying the toning up grin

Tinwe Sun 29-Sep-13 08:13:47

Rugby - it's difficult finding exercise time when you work and have little ones too. I like C25k as even by week 9 I'm not out longer than 40 minutes and most weeks just 30 minutes.

Tinwe Sun 29-Sep-13 08:14:20

How's it gone this week Bitchy?

BitchyHen Sun 29-Sep-13 08:47:06

Not so good this week, I've had another wobble.
Work's very stressful and I've been referred to occupational health to see if they can suggest some improvements in work environment to help me, so progress is being made.
I also have been told by my neuro I need a lumbar puncture to monitor my condition but nothing gets done by the hospital without nagging and everyone I need to speak to is away or not answering their phones.
At the moment dieting is taking a lower priority and I'm comfort eating. Hopefully I'll be back on track next week.

Tinwe Sun 29-Sep-13 08:54:38

Bitchy - you do what you need to do to succeed. Any small changes or strength of willpower is great considering your difficulties at the mo.

BitchyHen Sun 29-Sep-13 17:39:15

Thanks Tinwe.

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