someone tell me the wonderful things I can do when I've lost the weight!!!!

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Right, started a juice fast last monday (so on day 8). Wobbled and had salad twice for the simple reason I was going to flake out! However by weigh in yesterday had lost 11lbs but today I am famished! I only have to do this until friday. Then I move onto a low fat version of the 5-2 diet. I want to lose about 8 stone so it has to be drastic. But I'm struggling. All I can think of is a squushy bun with ham and salad blush
Please regail me with how wonderful I'll feel thin, how much more energy etc.

Oh oh oh! Thought if another thing! Going into hospital with DS tomorrow and have to stay over. When I LOSE MY WEIGHT I will be able to relax and sleep safe on the knowlwdge I will not keep all the poorly children awake with the chorus of the ten pneumatic drills that is my snoring grin

Phew! ThanksSPB grin

SPBisResisting Tue 13-Aug-13 17:39:46

<kick>

Quick...need a kick in the pants. Juicing today but on my period so raging hunger!!!!

[Grin] me too. It's quicker to check MN on my phone but my sausage fingers cause all sorts of spelling mistakes and predictive text blunders! Yet another plus point for weight loss...thinner fingers, better English wink

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Mon 12-Aug-13 11:44:26

you're wonderful
I never used to get this stuff wrong
sinz I been on MN I ken bearley rite

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Mon 12-Aug-13 11:43:52

That is brilliant, well done
As for your DH, if it's anything like mine, he thinks your wonderful but it was my own opinion of my body that was wrecking things to an extent.

Lost a total of 17lbs in 3 weeks now! 5:2 low dat stuff. Feeling so happy and DH has commented on it. Another reason I wanted to do this was that he just didnt seem to fancyme anymore. That's changing too ... whoopee!!!

fatlazymummy Sun 11-Aug-13 16:50:52

I exercise quite a lot, so to me the benefits are of weight loss and increased fitness (apologies if I am repeating what other people have said)-
no horrible sweaty rash under my boobs. Feeling comfortable in my bra.
Wearing jeans for the 1st time in 10 years
Clothes generally. Being able to buy clothes that I actually like, rather than ones that just hide my body.
My BP is now within a safe range. I no longer worry about having a heart attack or stroke, or developing type 2 diabetes, or dying within the next few years (I am 53)
Feeling light on my feet and graceful, being able to run for the bus without getting out of breath.
Life is just so much better overall. I feel like I have got the 'real me' back again.
OP, hang in there. It took me a long time, in fact I am still working at it but it is so worth it. Losing weight is the 2nd best thing I have ever done for myself (after quitting smoking). Best of luck!

Thank you it feels great grin
My son said yesterday 'Mammy, your smile has got bigger' made me tear up a bit (sniff).

ShimmeringInTheSun Thu 08-Aug-13 14:55:32

what a lovely thing to read OP that you were running and laughing with your children....it's put a smile on my face too!

Well done re the weight loss - doesn't it feel fabulous! flowers

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 08-Aug-13 14:40:37

That's brilliant smile keep at it

fluffyanimal Thu 08-Aug-13 12:16:40

You've lost a stone! That's brilliant, congratulations! keep at it flowers

I have had 2 days with my 3 DCs doung things I wouldnt have done 6 weeks ago. This morning we spent 2 hourson the beach. I was running and...get this...laughing and enjoying my children. I feel happier with only a stone gone (extra pound gone again woop!) So iI'll be apoplectic with joy when the next 7 come off. Slow and steady to 'Fabbier not Flabbier!'

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Wed 07-Aug-13 17:58:33

Sorry, this isn't just me boasting. 2 years ago I had NEVER successfully dieted. No exaggeration. I literally could not get to grips with not being able to stuff myself with what I wanted, when I wanted. I made no actual link between the amount of food I put in my mouth and the weight I was. I have realised that I spent every day uncomfortably bloated - when I eat too much now I regret it the next day for this reason. That was my "normal" - I had no idea what bloated was.
If I can do it, anyone can.

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Wed 07-Aug-13 17:56:43

And at the wedding i'd gon from a size18-20 so a 16-comfortable 18.
I am now a 14 or a 12 in most things

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Wed 07-Aug-13 17:54:44

Can I just point out my thighs no longer rub, I can pretty much wear what I want and I am no longer scared for my health - I have a very normal BMI grin

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Wed 07-Aug-13 17:53:34

OK found my original post about this:

These are my reasons for losing weight, feel free to add your own:
Reasons I want to lose weight, in no particular order:

- Health, worry about having a minor/major health scare in 10 years. Heart, joints, diabetes
- Wedding in October, I promised myself I would
- I can never find anyhing nice to wear, everything is a compromise
- I have a wardrobe full of clothes I never wear but won't throw out because I'll be that size again soon
- When I walk my thighs rub together at the top, so every pair of trousers quickly goes bobbly at the top
- At this size I don't feel 'normal', I feel like an outsider somehow
- I worry I sweat and smell more at this size (this is not something I have noticed in others, but am paranoid about it in me)
- I sat on a garden chair at mum and dad's last summer and broke it
- I now hve to consider whether something will take my weight before I sit down
- I generally feel as though I am a successful person and can do what I put my mind to - this makes me feel like a failure
- I am in denial about how I look. I don't have low self esteem, in general I have high self esteem. This causes me to overlook how I really look and am.
- DH is worried about me - I can see that he is trying to tell me I am too fat for my own good without offending me
- A frivolous one - you know those tacky tasteful sorts of events where youre getting a matching group top (think hen nights). And you get asked what size you are. Or worse, Are you S,M,L and you say L cringeing at the thought you'll probably still not squeeze into it

Talkinpeace Wed 07-Aug-13 16:28:56

The main reason I stay slim : to avoid joint pain.

Work out how much you need / want to lose.
Load that weight into a rucksack on the bathroom scales (tins of food and books are good)
Pick it up and carry it around the house for 5 minutes
Now take it off
how fantastic does that lightened load feel?
Now imagine feeling that way ALL THE TIME

IsaacCox Wed 07-Aug-13 16:17:40

That is brilliant JohnnyDeppsfuturewife smile Well done!

Ooh, I can relate to so many of these comments (but still frightened of cameras.). I had a really good moment today I thought I'd share.

Got into a lift with a mirror today and saw a skinny person in skinny jeans and got such a buzz when I realised it was me!

A year ago I used to sometimes catch sight of a fat and frumpy woman in a shop window and get depressed when I realised it was me.

I have lost 50lbs since then. BMi is 24 and I just have another 7lbs to go to meet target weight.

IsaacCox Wed 07-Aug-13 10:13:35

Not having to wear long vest tops under tshirts incase they ride up and show my stomach
Being able to wear whatever I want and feel confident and not feel like people are judging me
Look my age rather than much older
Gain confidence and hopefully ease my anxiousness
Be confident enough to talk to people and make friends
Wear swim wear without a sarong or towel around me to walk around
Not get sweaty when I go out
Not get out of breath easily
Have loads of energy

TeddyPickleStick Tue 06-Aug-13 23:07:21

Shimmering - that website reads like pure snake oil to me. It's very spammy indeed and full of whacky nonsense

TeddyPickleStick Tue 06-Aug-13 23:05:38

I'm a size 8 or 10 and this is what keeps me on the straight and narrow ...

Clothes. I adore clothes and spend £££ on them. There is not much nicer than being able to buy what you want

Vests. I like being able to wear vest tops and not worry about my arms

Belts. I like to wear funky belts on show

Short skirts - I like having slim legs

Those all sound rather vain but they're personal to me. It's also important to me that I give myself the best chance of good health in the future. Of course you can't safe guard against everything but by being a normal weight you can reduce or even eliminate some diseases.

I think life is possibly too short to be shortening it even further by eating cake and being very overweight.

Good luck!

ShimmeringInTheSun Tue 06-Aug-13 22:45:28

Eggs Thankyou for your comment, and I would be interested if you could please expand on it some more.

But I have to say it has helped me identify and break my absolute, and I mean absolute addiction to sugar, and in doing so I have lost more than 2 stone in weight so far. I have more energy, less pain, and feel a fair bit better about myself.

I certainly didn't intend to to offend or mislead anyone, and still hope it can be of use to others, no matter how small.

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