HotMamas - Five years on, are we fit or are we fat???

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New thread, this one WILL work!!!!

velmadinkly Fri 26-Dec-14 17:53:56

How have we all done eating wise? Personally, I'm eating through boredom, but I'm enjoying it by not going too mad.

I didn't get an activity tracker from DH for Christmas, but in all honesty I don't know whether I'd use one properly. I will have a goid think and if I think I would use one, then I think I'll get a fitbit one so that I can wear it on my bra.

I'm determined to get arse into gear though, I'm just really flabby and I hate it. I will focus on my already booked holiday for July 2015. A stone ofv with some toning up should make me look a billion times better.

velmadinkly Fri 19-Dec-14 15:05:54

Well that's me officially out of work for 2 weeks. I'm going to try and break the bakc of my dissertation literature review though, so no real downtime.

The amount of treat food we've had in work kitchen has been phenomenal, I must admit, many a quality street have been passing my lips.blush.

I'm so tired now its unbelievable and the sugar rush from the chocolates is helping. Roll on tomorrow morning for a lay in.

Sazz, I hope the dress fitted.

LOTI - 27 miles in the week! Oh and the joy of the last school run, my school run is over the road, and looking at the time, I must now go and collect DD.

Luckoftheirish Fri 19-Dec-14 14:48:59


Well done Velma keeping is all afloat!

I am keeping my fingers crossed for your ball gown sazz I am sure you will look fab :smile

Hope you are well fjorny smile

About to do last school run for two week smilesmilesmile I will have managed to walk 27 miles this week through one thing and another! Apart from that blushblushblushblushblush

SummerSazz Tue 16-Dec-14 21:55:37

Oh, bloody well done Velma - you should be really proud of yourself in the week leading up to Xmas smile

I am panicking ever so slightly as have works do tomorrow night but loose dress so fine, but then ball dress on sat <eek>

My belly currently has a mind of its own so will need to do c.3,000 sit-ups a day between now and then along with full anti bloat diet. Never going to happen <fuuuuuck> hmm

velmadinkly Tue 16-Dec-14 13:23:10

I weighed in this morning and was 10st 10.8lb, so down 1lb from last week, so quite pleased.

I've succumbed to 5 chocolates so far, but no more will pass my lips today and I'm planning on having something quick and healthy for tea (no DH to please tonight), so something like scrambled eggs with tomatoes and toast.

velmadinkly Mon 15-Dec-14 17:04:39

Ive been on it for the past week. I put on my work trousers today and they don't feel as though they are cutting me in half anymore grin I will do my weekly WI tomorrow. Ive got a busy week ahead of me because DD is in her dancing show, so rehearsals Wednesday night and then a show Thursday and Friday night and 2 on Saturday. My Mam and Dad are coming down on Saturday to see DD in the show, they are then staying locally so that we can have an early Christmas dinner on Sunday.

I've even been resisting the chocolates and cakes in the office.

Sazz you sound as though you are doing well, I hope everyone else is.

SummerSazz Fri 12-Dec-14 22:09:19

Lol Dr G, your life sounds as exciting as mine ATM grin

Pizza last night but back on the straight and narrow today and swerved all manner of nasties at the school Xmas fayre hmm

10k steps done mostly every day this week.

How are you Fjorny & Velma?

DoctorGilbertson Thu 11-Dec-14 22:13:14

Hello! Kids have finished swimming til the new year so I can report back when they are back at swimming.

New job OK-ish

Everyone else sounds like they are doing OK <waves>

Luckoftheirish Thu 11-Dec-14 10:20:55

Well done sazz grin I have been near a scales in a while blush

SummerSazz Thu 11-Dec-14 07:54:39

11.2. Slooooooowly back in the right direction.

Out for dinner tonight though....................

SummerSazz Wed 10-Dec-14 22:32:33

Yay, party dress fits. Rather obvious cleavage though blush

SummerSazz Wed 10-Dec-14 12:55:06

11.3 (10.12) here this morning hmmhmm

4k run, 1 hour circuits <phew>. I was still recognised at the gym so didn't feel too much of an interloper grin

Haven't tried my Xmas party dress on yet. I really really must build up the courage to do it otherwise there could be mass panic next Sat.....

SummerSazz Tue 09-Dec-14 22:36:34

Welcome to my tight clothes would Velma grin. Not doing great here but not terrible although have failed on my 10mins exercise as dd2 keeps coming for a cuddle about 6.15 and I can't bear to chuck her out or get up and leave her there blush
Will try and do gym tomorrow although should be wrapping presents as need to be all done by Sun. Exercise will probably win over that tbh hmmgrin

velmadinkly Tue 09-Dec-14 19:33:01

I've had a good day today eating wise. Hopefully I can make it through to bedtime without succumbing to the oat biscuit bars or the bit of fruit and nut that is in the kitchen.

I think I'm at the real turning point because I put on a pair of comfy work trousers this morning and they don't feel comfy, but verging on snug. I will not go up a size angry and I don't like tight clothes.

I've asked DH for an activity tracker for Christmas so I can see how lazy I am!

I hope everyone else is motivated and on target to get a few pounds off for Christmas.

Jinxed that then, only managed 5k steps yesterday, but was on feet all day tidying etc, just not travelling far! Pretty good food wise considering it was Saturday, bit of chocolate but no crisps shock still up bloody 3 this morning though...

Still doing ok, managing my 10k steps and no snacking. Did have crisps last night but just one small packet instead of cars with my tea. Still up bloody 2 this morning though.... and so tired as been awake since 5, will have to avoid carbs today!

Oh, was 12 6 yesterday, so six to lose in twelve days <hollow laugh>

SummerSazz Fri 05-Dec-14 20:06:29

LOTI - I was 11.7 on Tues shockgrin. If only it were true weight loss..... I'll have to go to the gym, even if it is just to get an accurate position of the state of me!!

Fitbit ran out of battery but reckon I have probably been active enough for 10k steps just today.

Socialising all weekend and the pretty much full on through to Xmas. Will try to be mindful of not shovelling crap and do my 10 mins exercises.

Luckoftheirish Fri 05-Dec-14 11:48:00

Sazz that's 4lbs in two days shockshockshock

School run done and just walked another mile and a half.

School run later too not brilliant but at least fresh air grin

SummerSazz Fri 05-Dec-14 10:09:08

10 mins exercises done

Scales down to 11.0 hmm. Don't trust the fuckers at all grin. I have been ok, but only really ok. Mind you the lack of proper exercise is probably meaning heavy muscles are turning to fat....

Boo for DH LOTI sad

Luckoftheirish Fri 05-Dec-14 07:26:25

Ps Velma every day is a new day to start again on this thread gringringringrin

Luckoftheirish Fri 05-Dec-14 07:25:50

Ooops shred fell by the wayside blushblushblushblush

In my defence dh has to have his op for his leg Tuesday so was feeling a bit angryshock!

Just going to try and keep on the straight and narrow and thinking the stress may be enough!

Sazz scales are going in the right direction grin

Hoping your fasting has been worthwhile fjorny

SummerSazz Thu 04-Dec-14 21:23:27

or even 1/2 stone. 1/2lb and I wouldn't need to be here!!

SummerSazz Thu 04-Dec-14 21:22:18

lol, i have the same 1/2lb Velma grin

Tight clothes did their job today......wink

velmadinkly Thu 04-Dec-14 20:15:35

Hi everyone. I'm still here wobbling on the rails, but not quite fallen off. I can't beleive I only did one week of being on the wagon.

I just need to get my shit together, i only want to lose 7lb, its not exactly massive numbers that are daunting. I just can't get my head sorted and in the right place. I start with good intentions and don't eat too badly, but not exactly at weightloss levels. I'm an excellent maintainer grin

Oh, well, I'll have another try tomorrow!

You all sound motivated, even if by squeezing into tight clothes for motivation! wink

SummerSazz Thu 04-Dec-14 20:01:31

So, swerved dept lunch and had salad and managed 10k steps on a workday. Go me grin

Larger jeans fit on the thunder thighs but fall off the waist. hmm. Not a great solution to the putting on weight issue......

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