13 st 6 lbs, 5 ft 5 in - no fads but need motivational buds for losing a few stone

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tazmo Sun 08-Sep-13 14:19:13

Hey would like to lose at least 2.5 stone but through usual cutting back and exercise but nothing faddy. Could do with someone with with a similar amount to lose so we can weight in weekly but not have to pay for WW or slimming world! I'm 42 and have been feeling crap! Drinking too much vino and also not exercising due to stressful office job but want to make the time to get out at lunchtimes! Have just had a crappy viral thing and high dose antibiotics so truly feeling crap and need to get motivated as am getting up to heaviest I've ever been. Any buds - starting Monday!

MrFranklyShankly Mon 23-Sep-13 11:52:53

3 lbs off this week :-) now 13st 5 how did everyone else get on??

MurielHeslopp Mon 23-Sep-13 14:23:00

Hi, do you mind if I join in? smile
I weighed in at 11st 7 this morning. I'm 5ft 2 so with a BMI of 29 I'm a breath away from being officially 'obese'.

I'm hoping to get down to pre-baby (babies now aged 9, 7 and 4!) weight of 9st.
Not even completely sure how I plan to lose it. Just cutting down for the time being.
It will be nice to 'check in' every week. smile

MrFranklyShankly Mon 23-Sep-13 18:07:54

Hi Muriel

Welcome, this thread seems to be abandoned today! Well my bmi this morn was 29.9!! It was 31 a few weeks ago and I was in the obese category somewhere I didn't think I'd ever find myself in but I have made a start ill be very happy when I get down to your weight now but like that would like to get back to per baby weight of 9 / 10 stone. So are you doing any kind of diet or just cutting out some things and see how it goes??? Any Tips would be appreciated!

F x

MrsSlocombe Mon 23-Sep-13 18:27:03

Hello again (have namechanged from TLP). Lost 3lb last week, but put 2lb on over weekend (PMT) and have ate vast amounts of bread and butter (PMT again) this afternoon. Ho Hum. So 12st 6 atm. My interim goal is to start the new year at 12 stone. I'm sort of calorie counting and exercising. Only managing 30 mins every other day, as v tired and achey atm. Have no idea whether I am over or under doing the exercise hmm

tazmo Mon 23-Sep-13 19:16:51

Well done all - ds1 got hand, foot and mouth and so he's had my iPad all day. I haven't lost much - quarter pound. Must do better..... Well done frankly. Welcome Muriel and mrs slocombe. Weigh in is on a Monday. I've been having bugs galore, but am feeling better so plan to REALLY start tomorrow. grin

warmleatherette Mon 23-Sep-13 19:46:13

Hello, can I join? 5' 5" and 12 stone 5. 42 years old and the weight seems to be piling on. My sister and I had a pact we'd never get past 12 stone but now look at me. sad

tazmo Mon 23-Sep-13 20:54:12

12 st ain't so bad. Least you are doing something about it before you get another stone heavier like me! Baby steps but changes for life!

MurielHeslopp Mon 23-Sep-13 21:35:31

Hi everyone! grin

Frankly at the moment I'm eating 3 meals a day- no snacks. Snacking is by far my biggest downfall. Chocolate, cakes, crisps...
I might even dig out my Davina dvd tomorrow. Maybe... grin

MrFranklyShankly Tue 24-Sep-13 11:42:24

I'm doing the same Muriel trying to stick to 3 meals a day which sounds easy but is bloody hard!!!!!!! I'm a a snacker too so am trying to rein it in, cutting out one snack at a time! Anyone any nice healthy receipes for dinner I'm starting to get fed up a bit with own usual ones!

TheAwfulDaughter Thu 31-Oct-13 21:04:52

Can I jump in here?

I am low carbing as I had very good results on it, and also need to do something to kill my absolutely insane sugar addiction.

I was thinking yesterday about those who would choose a Freddo or a thin dairy milk when they popped in the shops with a chocolate craving, or ask for the Pizza Express waiter to put the remaining third of their pizza in a box to take home. I need to be one of those people. I go for the huge £1 of Galaxy and eat til I am absolutely bursting, then would order pudding.

I have my first shift tomorrow eating 'well' so I am bringing a tomato and mozzarella salad, 2 litres of sparkling water to drink and a pepperami or a little tub of cold cuts. And leaving my purse at home so I definitely can't buy anything! ;)

Just finished day 2 without any sugar at all. Feeling good about it.

TheAwfulDaughter Thu 31-Oct-13 21:05:43

And I'm a similar weight/height to you Muriel, 5'2- but sadly 12.2 eeeeek!

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