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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?

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.

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.

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

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

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

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

14 st 9lb rather'

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

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

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

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.

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

legofansmum Sun 02-Mar-14 18:16:58

Well done dyrne, 2lbs is great smile I'm trying to get to Boots tomorrow to weigh after my driving lesson. Fingers crossed I've lost, if I haven't I hope I'm still under 15stone still as that was so hard to achieve. I've tried hard this week but not sure if I've lost. Went out for lunch test and had a lovely Thai beef salad. In the past I'd have had steak and chips, also had fruit tea to drink whereas the old me would've had a pint of coke! Did have a skinny latte in afternoon but fingers crossed all the walking I did helped lol!
Today DS and I walked up a local hill in a country park. We had a picnic there and I had a small Greek yogurt with a little granola and a huge fruit salad! Came back and cooked us separate meals. I had a tin of plum tomatoes which I put garlic and pepper in to flavour, I roasted aubergines, peppers and courgettes then baked in oven. It was delicious and so filling.
Welcome Rubyshoes. Looking forward to posting with you and wish you lots of luck. I was 16 stone 2 in December,I think I weighed more than that in autumn but never weighed. Last mon I was 14 stone 12lb which took my bmi down from obese to overweight. That really motivated me. I'm determined now to get from overweight to normal. It's going to be a long process but I'm determined to do it this time.
I used to be addicted to full fat cola and have stopped drinking it. I drank 1-2 litres of it a day. I'm now drinking herbal teas such as green and pepper mint and Redbush. I've cut right down on bread, potatoes, pasta, cakes etc..l I'm eating lots more fruit, veg and salads. I've suffered from depression for years and it's really helped me. I feel happier and more energetic than I can last remember. I've also started taking a melt on the tongue complex b vitamin and occasionally berocca.
Look forward to reading your posts

rubyshoes3 Sat 01-Mar-14 22:28:42

Can I also join please?
Weigh 15 stone 2 lbs, need to lose 5 stones. I just don't know where to start I am always saying i'm going on a diet but with teenage boys in the house I seem to be forever feeding them and eating myself.
My motivation is a family holiday we having in July, I don't want to hide from the camera this year.

Dyrne Sat 01-Mar-14 19:20:18

Weighed in today - lost about 2lbs this week - really happy with that as I have been a bit frivolous on the snacking front! Got to regain my discipline at work and get my arse in gear on the exercise front.

Well done on the losses, Katykuns and legofansmum - well done on getting under 30 BMI, Lego! Am hoping to hit that target myself in the next couple of weeks.

Turkey sounds like it'll be awesome, Blueandwhitelover. I really hope you hit your weight loss target.

legofansmum Mon 24-Feb-14 22:08:15

Well done on keeping the motivation up Katy , I think after a little while it becomes easier. I can honestly say I'm feeling better than I have in years. Kicking the cola habit has worked wonders. I'm getting used to the green teas etc..
Weighed in Boots this morning and was down to 14st 12 smile delighted as last tues was 15st 3lb. A lot of the loss was water retention I think though as came on last Tues. am so happy to be under 15 stone at last and the machine put my BMI at 29.5. Although this is the too end of the overweight section it's a real goal met as I've shifted from obese to overweight.
Hope you all have good weigh ins.
Blue Turkey sounds lovely. I really want to book a nice hot holiday this summer and am hoping to be proud in swim wear rather than hiding away in sarongs etc...

katykuns Mon 24-Feb-14 00:27:15

I have kept pretty much the same weight wise, only lost 1lb last week. Thinking about doing a fast day like I did on 5:2. Either way I am gradually gathering some motivation again... especially after adding some groups on facebook.

Hope everyone manages to lose weight this week!

We're going to Turkey, I do make this resolution every year though!

legofansmum Sun 23-Feb-14 16:42:52

I've also started taking Berocca and another vitamin which is a comp,ex b vitamin that you melt on the tongue so it's absorbed quickly into the bloodstream. I've felt lethargic for years and have read that it could be fit B12 deficiency. I've definitely had more spark In past few days. People have even noticed and a few have noticed weightloss which was a big morale boost !

legofansmum Sun 23-Feb-14 16:36:58

Have weighed twice this week, tues was up to 15.3 -pms bloating sad , Friday down to 15.1. Am hoping in a couple of days to be under 15 as can def feeling bloating going down, have eating lots of veg and salad ,drank lots of water and green tea. Also done lots of walking. Felt a bit down over weight increase as have really been sticking to dieting. I'm certain it was Pre menstrual bloating though as could feel it.
Well done to fudges mummy and dyrne, at least you didn't gain smile we will get there!!

Dyrne Sun 23-Feb-14 09:46:57

Stayed the same this week, feeling annoyed but I have been a bit naughty with snacks so I guess I should just be grateful that I haven't gained anything! Am still nearly 7lbs down after 5 weeks though so trying to focus on that and keep positive.

Fudgesmummy - congratulations! Weddings are a great motivation to lose weight. I know the feeling about being hungry all the time though - I've been a bit snappish recently with poor DP, bless him though - he understands!

legofansmum Walking to work and back is a great start, that's a few hundred additional calories burned already surely? I wish I lived close enough to work to be able to walk/cycle but it takes me an hour and a half in the car each way as it is!

Hello to the new people! Pompbear, well done on the exercise, that's going to help so much - I feel I need to be a lot stricter on my eating habits because I'm just not exercising a lot at the moment, so the fact that you're doing a manageable amount and actually enjoying it should do wonders! Blueandwhitelover, where are you going on holiday? It's great that you're looking so far ahead - usually I leave it until just before the holiday, panic that I'm going to look like a fat blob in my holiday photos, realise it's too late to do anything, and feel slightly depressed.

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