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TheOnlySevenSleighbells Thu 02-Jan-14 16:14:47

I have just worked out that to reach a healthy BMI of 22.5 I need to lose 5st 7lb. I've been fat for 20 years (I'm 27) and I've had enough of it, this is my year to stop moaning that my clothes never look nice and do something about it.

Is anyone with me?

Yep, started today. Have got loads to lose, realistically about 8 stone blush. But I'm pissed off with being me and pissed off that I used to walk everywhere and now would rather gouge out my eyes than go for a walk. Not good.

Am using My Fitness Pal and am rockbird86 on there if anyone wants to join.

PowderMum Thu 02-Jan-14 16:31:15

I'd joined the lose 52lb in a year thread, but on reflection I need to lose 5st so I'll join you.
I'm older with 2 teenage DD and have been overweight for most if their lives.
I'm going to start by using calorie counting and see how I get on, I'll be using My Fitness Pal, what about you?

TalkinPeace Thu 02-Jan-14 16:49:41

it might be worth you joining in with the "guinea pigs" thread as there are some ladies there making good progress from large numbers - they are very supportive of each other and all newcomers.

I need to lose more than 5 stone, to scared to weigh myself but am guessing about 8, am undecided on how to do it, lost loads a few ears ago on the atkins but put it all back on, cant afford the atkins now, so a thinking of the 5:2 diet.

Today i have given up the wine, that's not helping with the weight gain, tomorrow i think about healthy eating.

ikeaismylocal Thu 02-Jan-14 20:05:28

I am on day one of a diet to loose 30kg (which works out as 4.7 stone according to mr google) I should ideally loose more but I am aiming for a curvy figure to start with rather than slim.

I am breastfeeding my 1 year old and consequently I feel starving all the time! I have never felt so hungry in all my life, I have actually gained weight despite him feeding lots.

I am getting married in August so hopefully I can loose 30 kg by then which works out as 1kg a week.

I'm following weight watchers and I'm going to start the gym in the next couple of days.

Good luck to everyone!! smile

TalkinPeace Thu 02-Jan-14 20:07:21

ikeaismylocal
1kg a week is a pretty stiff target.
aim for 1lb a week and then exceed it.
Also do as much toning as you physically can manage - lots of threads about ideas
because then you will "shrink" as well as losing weight.

TheOnlySevenSleighbells Thu 02-Jan-14 20:51:13

Glad I'm not alone!

powdermum I also originally joined the 52lbs thread, but once I worked out my ideal weight there's a big difference between 52lb and 77lb!

teenage definitely give up the wine, it contains a staggering number of empty calories! Though a G&T only has around 56 calories so I'm happy to just have a couple of those a week, much better than a couple of glasses of wine most nights like I was having.

ikea agreed that 1kg a week is very ambitious.

I'm starting slimming world, first group is on Tuesday. I'm using MFP in the meantime. Also ideally I'd like to run. I tried couch to 5k in September, I got as far as week 3 then had to stop because my knees were agony. Quite depressing realising you can't run because your joints can't cope with the extra strain because you're too fat sad. I had a look through DHs runners world magazine yesterday, this month there's a plan for complete beginners. It's a 21 week minimum plan rather than only 9 like the NHS one, and has 8 weeks of brisk walks before you even start running, I guess to improve fitness and get your body used to exercise first. I started tonight with a brisk 25 minute walk.

oscarthegrouch Thu 02-Jan-14 21:19:34

hi everyone, I have about 5 1/2 stone to lose. im the heaviest ive ever been in my life

MrsPnut Thu 02-Jan-14 21:29:02

I need to lose loads too. I have drifted in the right direction but very slowly over the last few years.

I need to begin low carbing again when I go back to work on Monday.

ikeaismylocal Thu 02-Jan-14 21:41:12

I think 1kg a week is probably too ambitious, I am going to be pretty flexible, most probably changing that to 1 pound. Hopefully the first couple of weeks I can do 1kg to kick start things smile

mrspunt it's great that you drift in the right direction! Your body will be good at loosing weight smile

seven The running sounds great! It sounds like a good idea to increase your fitness gradually.

Strawberrykisses Thu 02-Jan-14 21:45:48

I joined slimming world tonight, I really need to lose 6-7 stone, but I will probably feel much better after just 2 or 3. It's then that I need a kick up the bum to stop me from getting too complacent and it creeping back on.

I want to start running too. I'm too heavy at the moment though so am working on building up fitness by walking lots. I aim to start running at Easter. I tried to start running previously and just couldn't do it.

Joules68 Thu 02-Jan-14 21:50:10

Hey ladies, just popping in to say this is what I did last year... Lost 5 stone. So I'm just here cheering you all on and to say it can be done smile

MN was responsible! I low carbed/c25k. All from threads here

So good luck all!

TalkinPeace Thu 02-Jan-14 21:50:45

If you have a lot of weight to lose, PLEASE do not start with running.
You will knacker your knee joints.

Start with walking.
Stand up whenever you can in the house - so do all your internet surfing standing up at the kitchen worktop, not sat on the sofa
while waiting for the kettle to boil, march on the spot lifting your knees as high as you can
carry things up the stairs one at a time as fast as you can
park at the far corners of the car park and walk to anything
empty the dishwasher one plate at a time so you are moving and bending and stretching lots
when putting tins up on the shelf, incorporate 10 arm raises each time

it will add up far faster than you expect

mrselizabethdarcy Thu 02-Jan-14 21:57:06

Can i join too? I am 23 stone and 5ft 5in. I darent actually work out what i need to lose. I have a bad back and knee cos of my weight and gp says i cant exercise but must lose weight.

Im joining SW next week.

Would love to give and receive any support i can.

ikeaismylocal Thu 02-Jan-14 22:13:28

I had no idea running wasn't a good idea! Is there a maximum weight recommended for running?

My plan was to put ds in the gym creche and use the treadmill there, but I don't want broken knees!

TalkinPeace Thu 02-Jan-14 22:17:30

ikea
have a look at this picture
www.boredpanda.com/body-scans-of-two-women-250lb-vs-120lb-pictures/
if your muscles are already strong they will hold your joints as you get back into shape
but you need to tone up as much as possible while you lose weight before running

it might be worth checking out the exercise board as there are some real experts
I'm paranoid about it because I have bad knees can cannot run more than 100 yards without pain - it gets worse with every pound I put on.

StickChildrenTwo Thu 02-Jan-14 22:27:01

Hi, can I join please?

I have 5 stone 9lbs to lose to get to my ideal weight of 10 stone 5. sad

Just sounds so depressing, doesn't it?

I have tried weight watchers, lost about half a stone in 3 weeks but I gave up due to lack of motivation and birthday parties/ temptations over Christmas etc.

My main problem is that I genuinely am hungry a lot! I seem to eat twice as much as everyone around me and will literally graze/ binge all day. A lot is through boredom and habit. I'm 29, 5 ft 8" and have been 'chunky' all my adult life but the last 2 years since DS2 was born I have packed on over 2 stone.

I suffered with PND and bad anxiety and turned to food. I need to break this cycle. I now suffer from lower back pain a lot and feel generally sluggish and crap.

I need to turn it around this year. I can not turn 30 in this state.

I have set myself a goal of this June (my 30th birthday) to have lost 2.5 stone and the rest by June 2015. So 18 months in which to lose 5 stone 9lbs.

It just sounds such a lot and such a long length of time but I have been saying 'I'll start my diet next month' for about 10 years now and I have to just bite the bullet and accept that it's not going to be easy but it needs to be done. I am so so ready to make this change.

I am cutting out the crap. No more takeaways. Also cutting down on the booze and snacks. Trying to up fruit and veg, water intake and healthy eating in general. Also going to get off my lardy bum and move more, more walking, try to work up to power walking and running.

Good luck everyone. x

TalkinPeace Thu 02-Jan-14 22:33:21

You know what you need to do.
THese threads are the right way to motivate yourself and be motivated by others who know EXACTLY how you feel.

Just think how much money you will save when you stop buying all those snack foods grin

PowderMum Thu 02-Jan-14 23:01:28

Hi, just checking in, I have a bad back and trapped nerve in my leg so was told by my Consultant not to do any impact exercise. I have a decent excercise bike and I am going to use this daily whilst the weather is bad, then add in some brisk walking in the Spring.
I had a hysterectomy in August and was unable to excercise before and have done nothing more than gentle walking since so I am really really unfit.
Today just when I thought everything was on track and after 2 days of cycling I have had some chest pains, I'm not panicking yet, it has been intermittent and I'll see what happens tomorrow.
I'm out both days at the weekend too.

thinkfast Thu 02-Jan-14 23:05:55

Signing in. In an ideal world I'd lose 7 stone, but I'd be happy if I could lose 4. Fed up with being exhausted and uncomfortable and feeling scruffy all the times

TheOnlySevenSleighbells Thu 02-Jan-14 23:07:50

Thanks joules, great to hear from someone who's done it to know it is possible. Do you have any good tips? Also thanks for the advice talkinpeace, I saw you were also giving advice on the 52lb thread.

strawberry I lost 3 stone 4 years ago, it's so easy to get complacent and slowly start eating the wrong things again. Then I had 2 DDs 17 months apart and I've put 2 stone back on again. Won't be making the same mistake again of getting into my old size 16 jeans and thinking its good enough.

I've prepared sticks of raw carrot, celery, cucumber and peppers and put in a tub in the fridge. Now there's something easy and healthy if a want a snack tomorrow, they look really good too, much more appealing than cake and biscuits!

Hi! I'm going to join too please! I need to lose 5st 10 to get back to a healthy weight and a comfortable weight for myself. I'm the heaviest I've ever been now and it's started to affect my health so I need to do something about it!

Joules68 Thu 02-Jan-14 23:23:27

My top tip is to seperate it into chunks.... Maybe a stone and half at a time. Less daunting

Lots of water!

Exercise.... Apart from anything, it makes you feel good and you are more likely to keep motivated

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