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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?

fudgesmummy Sun 02-Mar-14 21:22:45

Hi all and welcome to the newbies! I lost 2 lb this week making my total loss 16 lb in 7 weeks. It was my birthday yesterday and made a yummy baked lime cheese cake out of my weight watchers cookbook to take with me to dinner at some friends. The banoffie pie I made and took up to my ds for pudding was not from the ww cookbook...!! I hope everyone has a good week x

rubyshoes3 Sun 02-Mar-14 21:30:38

Thanks for the words of encouragement legomum, I will start fresh from tomorrow as today I have been home with the boys so ate far too much. I don't know why I do it I eat then I feel so guilty about it.
Good tips about cutting down on bread, potatoes, pasta and cakes as these are what I mainly eat.

I lost 2 lbs!!!
34 weeks to holiday now, just got to do that every week :-)

rosieposey Mon 03-Mar-14 10:09:00

Hello can i join in too? I have read back across the last couple of pages and see you have some new members and i have started ( or hope i have) a new way of eating as of today.

I cannot believe i have 8 stone to lose - it seems like such a lot. before i was pregnant it was only about 5 and then after i had DS2 we moved a couple of times and i have put on about two and a half stone - i must be the only person who has put on weight since they had a baby sad and he is only 14 months.

I feel really out of control and its making me very depressed - i have some hypnotherapy booked in a week today to help i hope and i have bought Paul McKennas book and CD so i hope that will help kick start things for me today as its the first day.

I really wanted to join this thread a while back and be with likeminded people with quite a lot of weight to lose - i just hope it works for me today and i dont feel too hungry! Hope you all had a good weekend smile

legofansmum Mon 03-Mar-14 13:50:15

We'll done blue that's great, makes it all worthwhile when you see the scales change smile
Welcome Rosie, not at all, believe me I've gained lots of weight since I had DS and he is now six! It's lovely to have you join and wishing you lots of luck. I promise it becomes easier. I actually have more energy than I did before.

I weighed today in Boots and am now 14lb 9 so a 3lb loss since last week. Really happy with that as have worked hard at it.
Bought lots of veg in town. Just cooked a huge lunch which consisted of roasted cherry vine ripened tomatoes and courgettes, leeks, mushrooms and asparagus. It was my largest plate and I ate the lot and enjoyed it. Feel really full now. Normally on my day off id have had a mcdonalds or similar and then felt hungry and eaten cake and biscuits washed down by coke! Just made a green tea. smile

Hope everyone's doing well smile

legofansmum Mon 03-Mar-14 14:02:08

14 st 9lb rather'

rosieposey Mon 03-Mar-14 19:22:05

Congrats on your loss legofansmum smile I would love to be that weight again - its been a few years!

I'm looking forwards to having some more energy as well - i have been pretty hungry today but i know that gets easier over time as my body has been used to a much higher intake.

What are you doing to lose weight? Calorie counting, Diet Club? I am going the hypnotherapy route ( i was using Paul McKenna today and for this coming week then i am having a proper one to one session with a hypnotherapist in a week from now ) I sure hope it works as it seems like if i don't do something i'll just keep gaining.

Well hope everybody has had a good day and later on this evening i will try and read back a few pages so i can see how everybody is doing.

rubyshoes3 Wed 05-Mar-14 14:44:17

3 days in and i already feel a change, i have replaced my constant eating with green tea. I have also noticed that as i live in house with only males i was eating the same portion sizes as them, also i was eating with them when ever they ate. So know i have cut my portions and also i eat when i am hungry.

Hope everyone is doing ok, I lost 2lbs this week which skimmed me (just) under the 17 stones mark.
I really need to get my activity levels up

Sparklefairy83 Sat 08-Mar-14 11:43:46

Hi everyone

I hope it's ok if i can join in! I have about 7 stone to lose :/ embarrassed to even say that! But on the plus side i have lost just over a stone by doing Juice Plus and i am over the moon smile Looking forward to losing more.
Well done to everyone you's are all doing well smile Hope you have a good weekend.

spababe Sun 09-Mar-14 09:51:28

joining in - I have 6-7 stone to loose. I have given up sugar for lent and joined a gym which I am really enjoying. I am going the gym 1 day a week, Pilates 1 day and Aqua 1 day. I am the fattest there but I AM there and I'm quite enjoying it. Meals wise - I don't eat meat so I am eating Slimming world meals which I make from scratch with a few extra bits to keep myself happy which I am hoping will be OK with the exercise.

rubyshoes3 Sun 09-Mar-14 11:49:23

just weighed myself i am 14 stone 8lbs grin, all I have really done is controlled my portion size and stopped snacking.
So pleased with myself.

spababe Sun 09-Mar-14 15:39:25

8lb in 8 days ruby?? wow that's amazing

rubyshoes3 Sun 09-Mar-14 16:01:19

i think some of it was due to my period as i retain so much water before my period that my clothes always feel very tight.
so i think it must be the water lose and hopefully a few pounds lost also.
Or my scales are not accurateblush

birdybirdy21 Sat 15-Mar-14 13:04:45

I feel so so hopeless at the moment. In April 2007 aged 23 I got on the scales and weighed 19st 4lbs. It shocked me into
action. A year later I had lost 6st 10lbs. I'm 5'9 and was 12st 8lbs. I was still a size 16 nearly a 14 on the bottom but could live with that. I'm never going to be a size 8.

Fast forward to now, three pregnancies in 3.5 years, two csections and I'm 18 stone. Put on 2 stone in my last pregnancy. Youngest DD is 12 weeks. To lose all the weight last time I was doing some serious exercise, swimming, gym and hill walking. I can't do that level or intensity of exercise now with two little kids, useless hands off partner. Food is my crutch and I know I can't lose weight dieting alone. Any words of wisdom. I've got to do this I'm so bloody depressed and feel so bad all the time. I'm 30 and I ache so much my knees, hips, back.

I've had a horrid week foodwise and have just finished off the last most of a black cherry cheesecake.
Drawing a line under it now and starting again.

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