*100 Day Challenge - Who's in?*(85 Posts)
So I have been slowly but surely losing weight and am now on the home stretch to the event I have been losing for. I am setting myself a challenge to get in the best shape I can in the next 100 days (I fly out in 100 days exactly today so works out pretty well ;)). I would like to lose around 2 stone and get to a size 14 but I just will do the best I can to be honest. I am currently 13st 7 (size 18).
Plan is to eat fairly low carb but not Atkins strict and do as much exercise as I can. I did my shoulder in packing the other day so need that to get better before I can start again but I am booked in for a local bootcamp class on Friday so hopefully it will be sorted soon!
Breakfast this morning was scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, lunch will be soup and dinner meat with tonnes of veg and gravy (I can't eat food plain so even though it isn't strictly low carb I am having it!).
Who fancies joining me?
Noone? Well ok I will talk to myself . Weight dropped to 13st 4.75lbs this morning. If only I could lose 2lbs a day I would be sorted in a month!
I'm lurking if that helps
Would love to do this but I keep starting things and then not being able to carry on.
I go back to work from mat leave in October too so its a good timeline for me too.
Yes I have been doing that Beechview. But I need to get serious now - 99 days to go and I am going to be a bridesmaid wearing www.dessy.com/dresses/bridesmaid/2880/#.UcHvldj9UrM in the colour 4th from the left on the bottom row. The other bridesmaids are size 8 or 12 and the bride a size 6 so an 18 will look really really big in comparison. I doubt I will get any smaller than a large 14/small 16 in the time left but something is better than nothing! I am just counting calories really, trying to exercise a few times a week (although that is hard at the moment as we are about to move and packing takes all my time) and cutting down a bit on carbs (not totally just limiting bread and potatoes).
So today breakfast and lunch were the same thing - a slice of wholemeal bread with a little light butter and smoked salmon, dinner will be lean lamb steak with veg and gravy.
Day 3 of 100. Same weight as yesterday. Breakfast was slice of bread and smoked salmon, snack of some crisps (naughty!), same lunch as breakfast, dinner is loads of veg with a piece of chicken and a small amount of pots. Also had 3 vodka and diet cokes.
Really need to make my lunch more nutritious but am always in a rush and grab the quickest thing!
Im going to join timorrow, small portions, less junk and a bit more exercise for 100 days camt be be bad!!!
I'll hop on board as well, I need some support & inspiration. I've already started Couch to 5K, so will join you on the healthy eating & try to stick with it.
I've cut down portion sizes & am eating less junk & fewer carbs. My downfall is evening snacking with wine, so I will be working on cutting that out.
Im going to join timorrow, small portions, less junk and a bit more exercise for 100 days camt be be bad!!!
Hooray! We are well on the way to being slimmer and fitter by the end of September! If I can get 2 stone off this time then I will do another to get another 2 off in time for early Jan 2014!
I am struggling to fit exercise in every day. I managed a 45 min fast walk toda but I really need to pack the house and it takes precedence at the moment! I have the shred DVD so if I start next Frida I can do 3 lots of the 30 days which should help and I will walk as much as I can, aiming to start jogging slowly.
Good luck ladies and keep me posted
Can I join in?
I am currently 12st10 and a size 14 (no really, I must have dense bones )
Would love to start the Cardiff half marathon on Oct 7th weighing under 11st.
I'm going to be doing mostly paleo and running millions of miles.
Sounds like we have similar goals Yoni
I would love to do something like paleo but to make simple food like that more palatable takes too much effort for me. I am more of a chuck in the oven or buy a premade sarnie type of girl
13st 3.5 this morning.
Bloody kids ate all my smoked salmon and I couldn't stomach the thought of scrambled eggs so I grabbed an egg mayo sarnie from M&S. Soup for lunch I think - need to take it easy on the bread since I am supposed to be cutting carbs!
Hope you are all doing well. I am getting some exercise today by doing yet more packing. Fun times.
I'm in...weighing the heaviest I have ever been at 11.10 (yesterday). I eat crap, drink waaaaay too much and I'm lazy. Is there hope for me?
If there is for you there is for me What diet were you planning on following?
just the eat less, move more diet
Can I lurk.
I will start Sunday. I need to get my head around it.
Of courser Maryz, everyone welcome. I will do another 100 days after this one so doesn't matter if we are at different stages
2 bags of crisps for lunch here
Still within my cals but the lower carb, more healthy bit is harder than I thought. I need to do some smart shopping next week so I have better snacks to hand!
Angry that dress is really beautiful! You're going to look stunning I'm sure
Right I'm in from tomorrow. I can't today as I'm at a family party today and just have to eat whatever is here.
I went clothes shopping on Thurs with a slim friend and I looked horrible and lumpy in everything I tried on.
I also had a coffee morning with some friends the other morning and out of 6 of us, I was the only one over size 10. I'm also the only one who's got a young baby but I don't want to be in the same situation 6 months down the line.
I'm just doing the eat less, move more diet.
I won a Fitbit flex from the Mumsnet discussion boards (Yay! don't think I've ever won anything before!) so am keen to get started with that. Hopefully it will encourage me to be really active and the weight will drop off <dreams of easy weight loss>
I've just seen your thread.
I joined weight watchers on Thursday. did a big gulp when I found out my weight 12,9
Oh well, that's 3 stone to get back to all the clothes that are in suitcases in my loft that I love!
I went to spinning class yesterday and out on the bike today
I'm in, sounds like just what I need. Going away at the start of October .... child free !! The only problem is, out of the other couples going, the women are all size 8 and 10. I'm a 14 on a good day!! Don't want to spoil what could be a fantastic long weekend because I feel like a blob!! Going for the eat less, move more approach. Have also started the couch to 10k so hope that will help!
100 days from now is 30th September so that will fit in for you mrsbob!
I'll give it a go! Today I'm going to run around a small quiet park with the pram - only 10 minutes but it's a start! I need to lose 2 stone of baby weight. I will also cut out just bread and putting sugar in my tea for the first 5 days, that's a small clear goal I can set my mind too and if I manage it I will try extend and add some others. Good luck everyone!
I have gained around a stone this year, I'd like to lose that.
I'm going to move more and eat wisely, if it's not nutritious, it's not going in.
I've eaten a packet of Jaffa cakes already today.
I had curry, wine and chocolate yesterday ...no wonder I'm so big!!
How is everyone getting on? I had a few wines today but made them spritzers and dinner was at pizza express so I had the melanzana parmigiana which is 500 cals.
Went to get measured today and the bride has decided she hates the dresses - arrggghhh! Likes this instead which I hate and will look shit in www.truebride.co.uk/dressCatalogue.php?dressType=2&start=63. Need to get some major arm toneage in the next 14 weeks
From Jaffa cakes graduated to birthday cake, pick n mix...
New day tomorrow.
Yesterday was another rubbish food day for me, my own fault as I need to do a proper shop but haven't got my head focussed on good food.
Angryfeet not keen on the new choice of dress either.
Good day yesterday and I have a good feeling about today.
However I am still in early days and feeling motivated.
Done ok today...ate normally...croissant for breakfast, innocent veg pot for lunch, vege sausages and beans for tea.
A few soya lattes.
There is still a gorgeous cake in the fridge, going to have some of that later.
Progress not perfection.
I'm on board too, I did low carbs last autumn and did really well up until blasted Christmas then I put it all back on again. Have tried to start up again but can't seem to get into it. Need some inspiration!
Can I join too please? I have been watching what I eat and lost half a stone so far but need to keep myself motivated and on track.
I was good as gold yesterday until I went to a party. I managed to avoid the pre-dinner nibbles, but my friend is a wonderful cook & I had seconds
and thirds & far too much wine.
Today I've done OK so far, sensible breakfast & lunch & a smallish helping of dinner.
I don't know what I weigh
and don't want to yet so I will keep an eye on my clothes & hopefully watch them getting looser.
Hi, can I join too? I've been counting calories for 3 weeks and lost 9 pounds but had the weekend from hell (dh away, sick ds), so just ate a load of phish food - doh! We shouldn't even have stuff like that around!!
Back on track tomorrow?
Bad, bad, bad weekend..I am now 11.12, that will teach me!!
Gah rubbish day yesterday as the wines on saturday meant i felt a bit rough yesterday not helped by the fact that i was dizzy all day (inner ear issue) and a friend popped over so i ate loads. Put on 3.5lbs overnight! Water weight obviously but still annoying. Back on track now but i was really hoping to get under 13st by next Tuesday so will keep off the booze this week to stop any crazy eating behaviour. Hope everyone else is doing ok. Dont worry mrsfiddy, weekends are always a nightmare. I need to watch myself most carefully then or the weeks success is written off in 48 hours!
My week slid into rubbish but I have lost 1lb.
Must try harder!
Seems like we all crash and burn at the weekend .
Yep I crashed and burned. Keep starting again every morning!
What can't I do this ?
It was going to go off...I'm like a
First time tis has ever happened.... Tonight DS2 offered me a cookie and without thinking twice I replied ' no thanks'. He was a like this a bit bewildered as he has never heard those word from me in relation to biscuits and cake!
I'm starting out today by trying to stick to 3 meals a day and no snacking.
That's my general plan along with some daily exercise and lots of water.
I will report back at the end of the day.
That's pretty much what I am doing beechview. But I think I need to up the protein as it is now 10.50 and I ate breakfast at 7.45 but am already starving. I also have lunch at 1ish then dinner at 8pm so a big old gap. Not sure how doable it is really.
Hello! Can I join in too?
I re-started yesterday, after realising that with my boy being 9 months old, I really should start trying to shift some baby weight. I'm currently 17st6 - 3 stone heavier than I was at Christmas 2011 when I got pregnant, and I'd love to shift a decent amount of it. I was a loose size 16 then, I'm now a tight size 20...
I am a fairly hard-core low carber when I get going (for health reasons mostly), but I need to try and fit in more exercise, so that' s my goal! Yesterday I managed a 20 minute stroll in my lunchbreak.
Hello, can I join too?
I have been on a health kick since mid April - aiming for 1200 calories a day (not usually succeeding, but coming in around 1300-1400) and exercising more.
It worked really well for the first few weeks and I lost around 10lb, but I have hit a plateau and have just been maintaining for the last few weeks. Basically I have relaxed a bit and stopped being so strict with myself. I need to get back in gear! Would be great to lose another stone and a half.
Angry that is a big gap!
I can manage it as I tend to have breakfast around 9, lunch around 1 and dinner around 6 (I eat with the kids)
I'm aiming to exercise around 8.
Please may I join from today?
I've been starting again every day for about a month! Really, truly started again properly this morning. I too have a bridesmaid dress to fit into on Sept 06 (73 day challenge for me). I'm currently size 18/20 top and 20/22 bottom, depending on where I shop. 15st13 & only 5'4"!! Dress is an 18, it does up quite easily, but is still tight and the style makes me look like I have a giant soft wobbly rubber ring round my stomach & hips.
Seriously struggling to get my backside into gear. I have quite a high calorie allowance a day, as 1200 was too difficult for me. So it's up to 1,380, but I will try to exercise on top of that and not eat extra to make up for it.
I have proven to myself that I can't do it alone.
I made a much better go of it today and yesterday.
Feeling more positive today in spite of a really naff run and only an ok swim. In my defence I do have this vile summer cold thing so my throat feels like its been brilloed!
Ah Beccas we can be bridesmaid buddies. After my disasterous weekend I decided not to weight myself today and will wait till this time next week or it will demotivate me. Seems like weekends are the times we will need to spur each other on.
I am still struggling with exercise but am not getting myself in a flap about it. As long as the diet is ok the weight will come off. I need to get my house move done so I can concentrate on this really.
Well I have a headache and feel very lethargic so no exercise for me today. I've also had a chesty cough for a week now. When is going to go??!!
I'm going to look up some motivational speakers on youtube now,
can I join in please. I had my first Rosemary Conley class last week and weighed in at 14st 3.5lb . I really want to lose just over 4 st but that's just too much to think about in one go - 100 days seems more manageable. I'll call my first class day 1. So far following the diet hasn't been too bad (the novelty I think) and I'm fitting in a bit of exercise - not as much as I'd like but it's a start. I'm just really hoping I've lost at least a couple of pounds this week to get me going.
Hi all, im doing ok I guess but its hard going. Trying to keep a balance so I can keep going! Hope you are all doing ok.
I am struggling. My anxiety which has been low level for a while is re-emerging and eating makes me feel better. This time of day is the worst for me - between school pick up and bedtime. Eaten too many crisps and don't want to exercise as I am worried about my heart (issues with low blood pressure and bad dizziness). Balls.
Hope you are all doing better than me. Welcome to all the new arrivals
I struggle with that time of day too AngryFeet. Step away from the crisps!! Damage limitation - stop eating now - have you had supper yet, or can you have something really healthy (veg or salad, tiny bit of protein) to balance out the the crisps?
Its ok I stopped Watching a program about how much our food is modified to put me off - seems to be working!
I came home this evening, got a cornetto from the freezer, remembered the challenge AND PUT IT BACK and ate raspberries instead ( which tasted like mould )
Can you do armchair exercising AngryFeet?
Pump your feet up and down, arms above head kinda stuff?
I remember reading something once about a slimmer who lost weight by exercising during the commercial breaks on TV...
Can I join? I weigh (breathe in) 19 stone and I truly hate myself I have two beautiful little girls and I am a terrible example, this could be just the kick up the arse I need, I have to do something
Being overweight is not a terrible example, really, it's just external crap.
Don't put yourself down, speak kindly to yourself and with encouragement.
You have posted here, this is a step towards doing better.
The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.
Thank you lowercase that is very kind of you
Through my various attempts at losing weight, I have discovered that I'm only successful if I
- have enough sleep
- drink lots of water
- eat a small breakfast and have lunch and dinner organised
- stay out of the house as much as possible and be busy with chores and kids when I'm in.
- do some exercise which is often long walks (helps me stay out of the house and getting some fresh air somewhere green is very beneficial)
Just passing it on in case it helps anyone
Angry, sorry for the late reply, haven't had a chance to check back for a day or two. Bridesmaid buddies sounds good :-)
Sorry your anxiety is making things difficult for you. Could the attempt to lose weight be causing the anxiety? I find that happens to me. I've been struggling all week with making good food choices and with exercising, and have been really feeling stressed rotten myself. So I've given myself today off (although no binging allowed!), and I feel much better. I will try to do a menu for the next few days when I get home this evening.
Would serving your food on a side plate instead of a dinner plate help you at all? And eating slowly? When I try that, I find I'm fuller on less food. I also just keep crisps and goodies in the house that I'm not keen on, but my son is.
Don't fret about exercise, a PP gave great advice re armchair exercises. You can sit there clenching your bum cheeks or holding your stomach muscles in for as long as possible. Or have a can of beans in each hand and do seated weight-lifting.
lower Well done for putting the cornetto back, I applaud your willpower and respectfully request any that you may have spare... Er, willpower that is, I don't need any cornettos!
ginger Please, please don't hate yourself. Without meaning to sound harsh, hating yourself is actually a worse example than being overweight. Just be yourself (waaay easier said than done, I know), and show your gorgeous girls how to have a healthy approach to food. They love you as you are, follow their example. And keep posting, we're all here for each other. <hug>
Beech Thank you for your tips, they're excellent. I'm working on drinking around 2ltrs of water a day. Now the weather is better, I really should try to get out more, take my DS out for walks and a run around at the park. Well, he'll run, I'll heavily trot for about a minute, then collapse in a wheezy, sweaty heap
Thank you becca you are so right I know that my girls notice more because of my low self esteem, really got to do something though because of my health if nothing else, beech I am doing a self hypnosis thing to try and get me to not hate water so much so I hope that helps, sleep is my biggest obstacle because I have MH issues so I sleep hardly at all and that affects my weight loss even if I've been good, today I have eaten 6 mini flapjack bites and diet coke I go from one extreme to the other! Am really hopeful that this will be the catalyst for getting me organised and motivated, gym on Saturday
Hope everyone is ok and thank you for your encouragement I really really appreciate it
11 8 this morning....-4lbs
Well done Mrs Fiddy that's fab
Family birthday yesterday...
Much better today, water and superfoods.
Also, Gok leggings from sainsbo's, good coverage.
gingerchick and lowercase thank you. Have to admit that this week has been far from enjoyable
Can I join. After recently having ds2 I have/ had a whopping 4.5 stone to lose. My self confidence is rock bottom. I love being a mum and going out with my two boys but hate going places where people know me as I think everyone stares and comments (logically this is all in my head I know!!). This includes visiting friends and family. Poor dh getting a raw deal as well as I can't imagine how he can find this blob attractive however much he reassures me! Been really focused since beginning of june and dropped 1st and 1lb mainly due to healthy eating, lots of walking and a very hungry ds who I breast feed. I'm currently 14st13lb and aiming for 11st7lb. (I'm 5ft10 and medium build so that is a slim weight for me.)
Be nice to have some people to share journey with.
Hi everyone, so this weekend went tits up and I am going to restart my hundred days on Monday I hope that's ok, I am hoping to get myself together by then this is harder than I thought!
Hope you've all had more will power than me
Same here ginger -
I'm starting again tomorrow...
Still drinking lots of water so that's a change I have stuck to.
Usually I'm a 10 teas a day lass.
Hope we can inspire you some how!
We've had a 4lb loss ( combined I think , all from one person ) and I put a cornetto back once
Not had a good week food wise and today is my weigh in day later at gym . But tomorrow is another day and realistically it could have been far worse - I got my "hungry days of the month" and had to eat! Will confess my weigh in later but im thinking maybe + rather than -!
Hope you are still doing well. Not checked in as in the middle of a move and things are very stressful! Helps the weightloss though See you in 10 days once we are hopefully in!
Angry good luck with the move.
Can I share a non scale victory please? I have a pair of work trousers that I really like. I shouldn't really wear them as they have always been a little whispey around the ankles....not today, today the hem rests on the top of my foot .
I was a little demotivated at the beginning of the week as I found some scales printouts from Boots, I have been this weight since Feb 2012 and done nothing about it until now....fingers crossed it won't be another 18 months.
Apologies for the very self indulgent post but I am thrilled about the trousers, saddo that I am but I think for me it will be this sort of thing that keeps me going.
Angry Good luck with your move.
Mrsfiddymont Well done! its not sad at all and you've every right to be thrilled.
I think I'm ready to start properly. I have an 8month old who is a bit demanding and I've had a chesty cough for the last week or so so I haven't been very committed.
Yesterday, I felt such a mess. I was tired, indulged in too much junk food, the house was a tip, I felt really heavy and lethargic and realised that I don't want to live like this. Its only half a life!
So now I'm going to get back to exercising and I'm going to eat food that's healthful and nutritious.
This weight is coming off now and I want to feel normal again.
My plan for today is;
lots of water (I have filled a 2ltr jug)
chicken and salad, fruit
rice and lentils, yoghurt
exercise is walking to the gp and shops and then gym this evening for 1/2hr or shred if dh is back late.
beechview thank you, I am very today.
Good luck with your new regime. I have ditched the junk (so far) and am drinking lots of water. I don't actually feel any better at the moment but hopefully in time!!
Can I join you pls? I and my husband have just started to eat better and have started exercising in the attempt to both lose around four stones each. Dh even did the shred with me yesterday.
MrsFiddy I'm sure you'll notice a difference soon. How long have you been doing it?
Trikken that sounds like a good start!
I managed to stay mostly on the plan today. The only extra I had was a couple of home made cookies. OK so not the best but compared to what Ive been eating, its fab.
Excerise wise, I did go for a long walk and did some strenuous cleaning. Lots of hovering and mopping. I've not been able to do gym or shred this eve as have been busy with the kids and dh isn't back til later. I'm not sure I'll be able to do any tonight.
I'm going to join you if I may? I am MFP'ing, have 14 lbs to lose (and there are 14 weeks in 100 days). I am experimenting with keeping my carbs under control, well under 100g a day.
Goes to get count down app for iphone
Morning all and hello to the newcomers.
beechview I've only been doing this for about two weeks but I am impatient for results . I have never stuck to a diet for more than a couple of days so this is quite something for me. I have ditched the junk, been eating "clean", been walking and drinking gallons of water, which is unheard of for me. Just got to keep it up for as long as possible.
ethelb Welcome. I like your line of thinking...14 weeks sounds a lot more doable to me than 100 days, a pound a week for 14 weeks, result!!
We both did the shred and mr motivator blt so have woken up quite achey this morning but I won't let it put me off. Im definitely more determined this time, measuring out my breakfast properly. In the short few days dh has already lost 3lb, im still the same.
managed to shift another 2lb this week bringing total to 1stone 3lb so far since ds was born 5 weeks ago. Still 3 stone to go!
Mainly healthy eating, breat feeding, running after an excitable toddler and putting baby in carrier and marching round our hilly woods with the dog. Was hoping for 4lbs this week but won't moan at 2lb!
trikken am impressed at your exercising together, great incentive.
yellowcanary great weight loss in 5 weeks.
Only lost 1lb this week, disappointed with that as this week has been very hard work but a loss is a loss I guess, so this week I'm 11 7.
Anyone else a serial weigher? I MUST stop jumping on the scales daily .
Well done yellowcanary that's fab.
I do find dh exercising at the same time really helps, tho cheeky git has lost 8 pounds in 5 days. He has cut out an enormous amount of junk food right out tho (think being given free shortbread etc at work and energy drinks.) I've lost 2 so thats better than nothing.
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