need to lose a stone anyone else

(224 Posts)
mummypower123 Thu 02-Jan-14 20:42:09

Im 5ft 7inch and weigh 11.7 stone i really think i need to get down to 10.7 i think to be a healthy bmi. Thinking of giving myself till april 1st to do it by. Anyone else want to join me?

Elfina Thu 02-Jan-14 20:59:34

Yes! I'm 5' 8" and 11.10 (gulp!)

mummypower123 Thu 02-Jan-14 21:05:41

ok we similar then im sure we can do this, i have given the rest of my xmas junk food away lol

MadeOfStarDust Thu 02-Jan-14 21:09:29

Me too - but currently wallowing in severe apathy... blush

Elfina Thu 02-Jan-14 21:14:38

How are you thinking of doing it? I've given up booze for a start!

Elfina Thu 02-Jan-14 21:14:54

You can do it, Star!

mummypower123 Thu 02-Jan-14 21:21:45

Yes im giving up the booze which i do enjoy about twice a week. I think i need to get some more exercise too. Will try and get out on my bike very soon. You can do it star we all can we motivate each other!

Middleagedmotheroftwo Thu 02-Jan-14 21:25:30

Yep. I'm 5'2" and 11stconfused
Want to aim for 11st to start with, though should lose more really. Small steps though.
I'm going to count calories and use MFP

mummypower123 Thu 02-Jan-14 21:27:37

Yeah small steps is the best way i think to keep it off

NorthernLebkuchen Thu 02-Jan-14 21:30:11

I've lost nearly a stone in the last 4 months. I've stopped eating chocolate at work except as part of lunch, packed in the mid morning coke at work and started swimming once a week. That's all.

mummypower123 Thu 02-Jan-14 21:33:00

That sounds promising, i quite like swimming and could fit that in to my week.

StrangeGlue Thu 02-Jan-14 21:33:18

Sign me up. Currently c. 11st 5-8 and would love to be more like 10st 7. Have gorged over Christmas but back on the wagon come Monday.

MadeOfStarDust Thu 02-Jan-14 21:38:26

I don't drink - mine is all food - good food, healthy food, just waaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy tooooooo much of it...

thanks for the support - you are right, it is easier if we motivate each other...! baby steps are best for me I think, gradual cut down, or I really do sink into apathy about it all....

SweepTheHalls Thu 02-Jan-14 21:39:38

5'2 and 10.9 here sad operation loose the spare tyre begins now. Better diet choices and 2x exercise classes and 1xswimming is my plan and this time I will succeed

mummypower123 Thu 02-Jan-14 21:42:41

Yeah baby steps, this week im going to not drink and do more walking and one form of heavy exercise. what about rest of you?

worley Thu 02-Jan-14 21:44:37

Just marking a place.. Will come back to post in a min...
But yes I need to lose a stone .. At least

Dollydishus Thu 02-Jan-14 21:47:15

Count me in. Also 5'7" and 11.7. Have come down from 13.2 last year so that's good, bit I've stalled at this weight. I'd like to be 10.7 if not 10.2.

(Was 8.0 when I got married 22 years ago sad)

Middleagedmotheroftwo Thu 02-Jan-14 21:48:56

Gonna try to do a long walk (1hr+) a couple of times a week, and walk in my lunch break.

Elfina Thu 02-Jan-14 22:17:33

I run, which I love, but I currently have shingles hmm

Have you started? I am eating a sponge pudding. Looks like it'll be tomorrow.

SweepTheHalls Fri 03-Jan-14 09:20:00

Does anyone use a fitbit? I'm tempted, to try and motivate myself to be more active every day, but they are so much money, but the geek factor does appeal!

Hoolit Fri 03-Jan-14 09:44:28

I'm in, as shocked to realise I've gone from 11st 3 to 12st and I'm 5'8.
I shouldn't be shocked really am living in with parents at the mo and realised have been eating more wrong stuff thaan right and joining them in a drink every day rather than my normal every now and then.
Having you lot to keep me on the straight and narrow would be great.
So far I'm walking the dog further and faster!, no alcohol , watching my junk intake and a few sit ups a day to get rid of this belly that has appeared.
Not sure how I'll cope once back at work etc but I've got to give it a go.

Dollydishus Fri 03-Jan-14 10:47:03

Not started yet. Just eaten 2 pieces of buttered toast and a biscuit. Brilliant.

I do go running a few times a week, well, jogging. And I'm finishing the last of the Christmas wine tonight, then no more alcohol for a few weeks.

I use My Fitness Pal (app) to record my food. And I do the '2 day diet' from the book by Michelle Harvie and tony Howell. (Is a sensible, clinical diet, easy to follow)

Elfina Fri 03-Jan-14 22:17:15

How's everyone going?

Biltongmuncher Fri 03-Jan-14 22:24:44

Can I join please? I am 5'8 and 12 stone, have put on a stone since June this year (bloody hell!!). I am doing 5:2 to get myself back on track and then gym and running a min of 3 times per week. My exercise is not the problem, food is!!

Remember, for weight loss 80% is about the food and 20% exercise!

Day two of healthy eating this year and going ok.

busyboysmum Fri 03-Jan-14 22:29:18

Ooooh yes me too please. Am also 5 foot 7 and 11 stone 5lb. Would definitely benefit from losing a stone. Was 10 stone 2 when I got married and was very happy at that weight - any less and I start to look haggard.

Have got through the holiday chocolate and binned the biscuits. Once the kids get back to school I will do the school run (a mile each way) twice a day so that will get me back in the exercise swing. Have also bought wii Zumba and planning on doing that whilst the baby naps.

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