A 30 day experiment

(71 Posts)
Pompbear Mon 24-Mar-14 21:26:10

to see how much weight I can actually shift if I really go at it. I'll post properly tomorrow but I wanted to at least start tonight.

Jan 1st: 15.3sad sad
Today: 14.9
30 days from now....

I'm vLCD and I can vow to weigh and post every day.

Pompbear Tue 25-Mar-14 07:25:08

14.8

RubySlippers77 Tue 25-Mar-14 12:00:00

Hi Pompbear

Didn't want to read and run, I also need to lose a good chunk of weight quickly, just haven't worked out how yet!! Are you following a particular diet/ exercise plan or just cutting back on the naughty foods?!

Pompbear Tue 25-Mar-14 12:43:29

Here's the background

I’m going to check in every day and update my progress. I’m following a vLCD (Cambridge) so I should see movement every few days, hopefully. This is my own little experiment/dairy/blog of my progress. I CAN NOT keep getting fatter, yo-yo-ing and getting even fatter.

I'll be continuing beyond 30 days but I just want to give myself a short burst of motivation. I went to a spinning class last night and stuck to the plan, even though I was pretty hungry. Can't wait for ketosis to kick in and help my hunger.

I’ve been faffing around all year and I can’t face sitting down with my family at Easter (we’re having a big family lunch) the same size as I was a start of the year when I promised that this time would be it. sad

So, I will be consuming nothing but shakes, water and black tea and coffee. I’ll also be taking additional iron, vit D3, fish oils, fibre and a good bacteria supplement.

I will be going to spinning and body pump as and when I can, and doing a brisk 40 minute walk most days. I don’t have a huge amount of energy for exercise when eating like this so I’ll just do what and when I can. I really want to make a big dent in my weight in this 30 day period.

I have 2 before pics but I don’t want to post them until the end of the 30 days. My goal is to be 10.2, eventually, which I think will still give me a high BMI, but I’ll see how I feel when I get there. I will be curvy but not chubby at that weight I think. I’d love to be 9.2 but I’m not sure I could maintain it, so I’m going to run before I can walk, and aim for a less daunting goal, initially at least.

I’m doing this because....
I want to be fit
I want to feel ok (not cringe) when I catch sight of my reflection
I want to be able to wear the lovely clothes I have in my wardrobe
I want my family to be proud of me
I want to be proud of me!
I’m bored of dieting/searching for clothes that actually fit/starting tomorrow/wishing my life away

It’s a cliché but absolutely NOTHING I eat makes me feel anywhere near as good as I feel when I’m fit, healthy and slim. No food is worth making me feel like I do right now. And how i feel right now is:
Embarrassed, ashamed, a failure, a frump, unhealthy, unfit, like a huge big bloody elephant in the room every time someone mentions food/diets/menus/clothes/size/fitness/exercise. Like I’m letting my kids down, like I have no control, like an idiot, uncomfortable all the time, fed up, annoyed, frustrated, annoyed, did I say FRUSTRATED already? I’m worth more than this. My happiness is more important than my appetite.


I’ve been following the Easter Revamp S&B posts and I'm feeling quite good as I’ve already: smile

had a hygienist visit and started flossing/using whitening toothpaste (Crest 3d from the US, i think my teeth are a bit whiter)
I have crest white strips ready to try
started taking vitamins/medication regularly and properly (no missed days!)
cut down on caffeine
cut down on alcohol and had a dry February
Going to bed much earlier (a revelation, I feel so much better, why haven't I done this before??!) [idiot icon]
started exercising (riding my bike, walking, swimming, body pump and spinning)
had eyebrows threaded and tinted
tinted eyelashes, using rapid lash
Had hair cut and coloured - love it
started wearing contacts
keeping my nails short and manicured
revamped my cleansing routine – my skin has never looked so good (regular home facials/sonic cleansing/salicylic acid peels)
Updated my make-up so I have a simple routine that makes me look fresh and awake (even if I’m knackered).
Decluttered my house (ongoing with kids toys etc!)
Got a lot more organised (stopped losing keys (have A Place etc)

Joined NT to get out as a family more
More story times with the kids – bought a roald dhal box set to read with them which they are loving
Removed the Kids Tablets...
Stopped watching cr@p TV in favour of good series/movies

Stop checking FB – check it weekly on Friday lunch times
Stop reading the news. It’s depressing and unbalanced. I don’t need it/am not wasting my time.


So I have made some really good progress, but I still need to:
1. Get up earlier
2. Get to work earlier/be more organised
3. LOSE BL00DY WEIGHT!
3 is my absolute focus until I’ve lost some effing weight. Fingers crossed I can lose a big chunk in the next 30 29 days

Wish me luck!

Pompbear Tue 25-Mar-14 12:46:23

Hi Ruby

Thanks! I'm on the Cambridge diet. I've been on and off forever. It works. If you stick at it. I haven't been (obviously). But I am now!

Do you have a goal in mind?

RubySlippers77 Tue 25-Mar-14 13:38:09

Well, I've just been to the doctors and (depressingly) been told that I'm 11st 5lb; I'm 5ft 5in so would like to lose at least a stone! I'm being referred for infertility testing, and I imagine they'll mention my weight then :-(

I'll probably go for the Harcombe diet but it does take some organising as I'm vegetarian and there's not many options! How are you finding the Cambridge diet?

RufusTheReindeer Tue 25-Mar-14 17:06:00

Hi pombear

Just wanted to offer my support

"You go girl!"

Also interested in your revamp!

BitOutOfPractice Tue 25-Mar-14 17:12:27

Also wanted to wish you luck

I know some people will flame me for this and I know it's great for quick weight loss but I'm not convinced that the Cambridge is the best plan for people who yo yo or struggle to maintain.

Pompbear Tue 25-Mar-14 18:17:30

oh Ruby, you can shift a stone no probs if you out your mind to it.

I like Cambridge. its OK once you get into it and the best part is the no bloating/feeling full of energy. you cannot cheat though so you do have to be focused.

i've done harcombe but struggled. do you eat fish? I lost well on veggie low carb when I started eating fish (loads of eggs and cheese!)

Pompbear Tue 25-Mar-14 18:18:47

Hi Rufus

Thanks!! I need all the encouragement I can get smile

Pompbear Tue 25-Mar-14 18:22:59

Bit, you obviously have a point (otherwise I wouldn't be posting here) BUT this is phase one of a multi-stage plan of attack!

Maintenance is a way off but will be low ish carb and lots of exercise. trying to establish the exercise habits now so its all part of normal by the time I'm
in maintenance.

Jesuisunepapillon Tue 25-Mar-14 18:33:17

My heart absolutely sinks when I read these threads. I don't want to be a downer and lots of luck to you (I did a Whole 30 and had a dramatic transformation in a month so it can be done), but just please re-think?

I know several people who have done this diet. They have all, without exception lost lots of weight, been really committed and then put a ton back more on. You think you feel bad now? Imagine how much of a failure that makes you feel. These are people with will power and who thought they changed their eating habits.

I know it's miserable being obese, I've lost 5 stones, I've been there. And yes some people keep their weight off with these meal replacement plans, but those people are exceptions. The Cambridge diet can trigger binge eating disorders like nothing else.

Would you please, please have a look at the Whole 30? It is still a diet, it's still restrictive, but you are eating real food, and very healthy food at that and you will still get a transformation (just look at before and after photos online). I'm now on a low carb diet and losing weight slowly but steadily, because the Whole 30 restrictions aren't sustainable for me beyond 30 days (Cambridge diet would be ten times worse) but you can do several Whole 30's if you're desperate.

Lots of luck with your weight loss, I'm sure you can do it.

Jesuisunepapillon Tue 25-Mar-14 18:34:30

Oh and with Whole 30 you are full, no hunger, so no yo yoing or being provoked into binging. And the food is delicious. Cambridge food is disgusting.

BitOutOfPractice Tue 25-Mar-14 18:37:19

I agree with Jesuis. I know loads of people who have lost loads of weight on Cambridge and then put it all back on and more.
I know you say you'll "only" do 30 days but I think you'll end up more miserablethan when you started

Pompbear Tue 25-Mar-14 18:51:23

Honestly, I don't believe how you lose weight matters. It's what you do next that counts. I've seen people lose loads on all sorts of diets, me included, only to pile it all back on again. The diet I did had no bearing on my weight gain, on each occasion it was my CBA anymore attitude.

There is an odd fascination with certain diets being "worse" for post diet weight gain. Bizarre. and Incorrect. There are as many yo-yo dieters in WW/SW/low carb/low GI etc etc as there are on vLCD.

Perhaps its more noticeable on vLCD because the weight loss tends to be fast and substantial?

Anyway, I could debate this for hours. But not here please. I am determined but I need encouragement not negativity (and frankly just about every man and his dog has those opinions. They're not exactly ground breaking)

BitOutOfPractice Tue 25-Mar-14 23:30:25

I purposely tried not to be negative. Just expressed an opinion. Sorry if it bored you with its lack of originality.

Good luck anyway. I hope you succeed

RubySlippers77 Tue 25-Mar-14 23:46:44

Hey Pompbear smile

It sounds like what's more important, for now at least, is that you have a clear idea of what you want to achieve and how to get there - and I don't just mean the weight loss but the looking after yourself more, exercising more etc - in general increasing your wellbeing!! If following the Cambridge diet is your way of taking care of the weight loss side of things whilst you get everything else sorted, then good luck to you smile it takes away the 'what shall I eat?!' menu panic for a start, and you can think about how to sustain the weight loss at a later date, when your other routines are in place.

I am in envy of the eyebrow threading - used to live in an area where there were loads of places that did it very cheaply and very well - now there's nowhere for miles around, eeeek!

Pompbear Wed 26-Mar-14 07:12:32

Bit, "I think you'll end up more miserable than when you started"... that's not exactly positive.

Pompbear Wed 26-Mar-14 07:37:30

thanks Ruby!

I used to go to a great place that closed so haven't had it done in years, then stumbled across a place on the way to a meeting so quickly had it done and turned up to meeting with red browsshock shock worth it though!

Pompbear Wed 26-Mar-14 07:38:15

14.7 smile smile

TheGirlFromIpanema Wed 26-Mar-14 07:47:31

Well done!

RubySlippers77 Wed 26-Mar-14 08:24:56

LOL - I've done the red brows look too - fetching, isn't it?!

Forgot to say, the good part for me about following restricted diets for a certain time is that less cooking is required; I don't enjoy cooking much and at the moment we have no kitchen (OH demolished it last year in anticipation of building an extension that never happened!), so by knowing what I need to buy every week and how to prepare it, it makes life a lot easier :-)

Well done on the weight loss so far by the way!! It's a nice day here, hopefully it will inspire me to go for a run later!

CraftyBuddhist Wed 26-Mar-14 10:37:51

Hi op.

Can I add a little to what people have already said?

Might you read 'why diets don't work'. You fit the description and mindset of a committed yoyo dieter.

I have just lost a stone in four weeks.

What did I do? I ate real food. Fats proteins complex carbs. Cut out all added sugar. No chocolate or cake or biscuits or processed food.

The reason I say this is that this is probably a sustainable way of eating.

Might I ask what your previous eating habits were before embarking on an extreme weight loss by starvation diet? If you can honestly say you were not guzzling sugar laden fruit juices/soda, eating sweets and chocolate and cake etc then please ignore my post.

However if on brutal self examination you can accept that you have been eating lots of sugar/sweets/cake and fruit juices then how about you try this experiment by simply cutting that food out? Make sure you still eat food. Full fat Greek yoghurt, nuts, meat, eggs, porridge, bread so as no added sugar etc.

If you try this for one week and lose some weight then perhaps that might be a way to go? What have you got to lose?

Please reconsider this liquid starvation diet. Your body will not thank you.

Pompbear Wed 26-Mar-14 11:15:53

Crafty, thanks. I've read that book. I've done all sorts of plans, read heaps and am a trained CBT counsellor so I know how it all works. I just want a kick start. I know the pitfalls. I have a plan for maintenance which will be a healthy low carb, low sugar lots of protein, healthy fats and veg. plus exercise. so I'm good, thanks.

I appreciate all your comments and advice, but I haven't been strong armed, I'm not ill informed, I've done it before and I'm doing it again. So please, encouragement only ladies from now on. if I fail, I will personally come back and tell you all you were right. but at least give me a bleedin' chance to succeed (or fail!) I'm only on day 3!wink

That, or create your own vLCD bashing thread![wi

I'm off to slurp a yummy starvation shakegrin

CraftyBuddhist Wed 26-Mar-14 11:26:38

Hope it works out for you op.

Sparklysilversequins Wed 26-Mar-14 11:36:40

Your post of 18.51 yesterday is bang on pompbear. I reduced calories drastically to lose my baby weight quickly and I have never put it back on, in fact I am lighter than I was pre babies. If you lose weight quickly and then continue eating sensibly you'll be fine.

Pompbear Wed 26-Mar-14 12:30:26

Thanks Sparkly, and well done you on keeping it off!

We all generally know what we need to do to be healthy/fit/be the right weight etc. The trouble is actually doing it.

I don't re-gain weight because I haven't learnt new habits or I don't know what/how to eat well. I re-gain because I like food, and I like to eat. I eat healthily but I allow myself too many treats and eat large portions - because I enjoy both. And I don't particularly enjoy exercise. I do it, sometimes I like it, and I feel smug afterwards, but generally there are about 156 things I'd rather spend my limited spare time doing. So I have to push myself to go, and sometimes, I just CBA.

But what I am feeling lately is that I'd rather feel like I look ok in the mornings before I leave for work, not cringe as I pass the mirror, not try a thousand outfits on before I find one that actually fits, than satisfy my food desires/cravings. I think I really would (at this age and after this amount of yo-yoing) rather feel a bit dissatisfied after meals/snacks than feel shite ever time I look at myself.

I enjoy healthy food, but I really would like to eat whatever I want! Which I obviously can't do. I'm at the point of accepting it's kind of one or the other (for me anyway). Yeah I can have the odd sugary thing/treat/whatever but I cannot have whatever I want, and be slim. Not possible. Something has to give. And I've accepted it's the food. For all the reasons I wrote earlier. So it's a kind of battle that I'll just have to keep going with, and kind of accept that it may well always feel like a bit of a battle. Ho hum.

RubySlippers77 Thu 27-Mar-14 07:20:24

Very true Pompbear! Like you I know what I should be eating, but what I want to eat is very different (she says, looking longingly at a pack of Mini Eggs nearby!!)

For me the Harcombe plan is relatively easy in that way, for you, it sounds like the Cambridge plan is a great help. However we get there, we will get there in the end smile

Have a great day!

Pompbear Thu 27-Mar-14 08:46:27

Have you started Ruby? I can't remember much apart from some sort of brown rice cereal I ate on it.... Good luck with it.

I managed Bodypump and a quick swim last night so pretty pleased with that.

14.6 smile

Pompbear Thu 27-Mar-14 08:50:18

Ooh, mini eggs...! Wrong time of year for trying to lose weight. I am convinced chocolate tastes much nicer when it's egg shaped, and all the bloody supermarkets thrust them at you right at the door. Evil. Pure bloody Evil!

Chocolate shake for breakfast...

Pompbear Fri 28-Mar-14 11:27:32

14.4 woohooooo!

way2serious Sat 29-Mar-14 12:47:28

Am watching your thread with interest. How much today?

Joules68 Sat 29-Mar-14 12:54:26

Don't know about all the shakes etc but I often juice. Liquid diet I guess, so a similar thing

I did the 5lb in 5 days and lost 10lbs. Then went back to eating sensibly ( clean eating is my default 'diet') kept it off, so now considering doing the same juice cleanse/detox again

I regularly juice anyway. Usually green juice or beet root. So not that much fruit involved. Works for me

5 stone gone so far

I also exercise lots. And run. Good luck!

RufusTheReindeer Sat 29-Mar-14 15:36:54

How are you doing pombear?

Pompbear Sun 30-Mar-14 10:22:45

Away for the weekend so no scales.... but still on track. Not drinking enough water but LOADS of walking so I'll hopefully see a loss on Monday morning.

Joules68 Sun 30-Mar-14 10:26:29

Did you take measurements? Sometimes a tape measure is as good as the scales

Pompbear Sun 30-Mar-14 10:27:16

wow Joules that's amazing! I totally believe you just need to do whatever works for you to get the weight off, and then work out a maintenance plan. That's the bit you have to get right. NY maintenance plan is low carb ish and 'clean'. Makes total sense, is properly healthy and easy to stick to generally in terms if food available and eating out. its just the willpower to not over eat I need but I do think I'm in control of that now (as much as anyone with a huge love of food can be).

hope everyone else doing well, Ruby how is harcombe going?

RubySlippers77 Sun 30-Mar-14 17:25:59

Well done Pompbear!

TBH Harcombe hasn't started..... I was so busy with my OH's work this past week (he's self employed, I help him with paperwork) and I'm away with work this week, so I've been eating whatever's handy and wishing that it was next Saturday, so I can finally have a lie in!! I am exhausted already, and that's without a 3.30am start on Tuesday.....

My plan for next week is:
- try to not panic too much about the work trip - even the packing is flustering me
- relax(ish) and enjoy the work conference, with the help of a few drinks smile
- order the Harcombe 30 day pack, so it's ready when I get back
- do a proper shop, so I have fresh stuff to eat again.

In a way I'm looking forward to 'clean eating' as I know it does make me feel better - but I'm looking forward to some sleep more!!

Pompbear Sun 30-Mar-14 21:19:30

i do have a piece of string the sane as my starting waist and one for my hips....

Sounds like a good plan Ruby. hope you get the sleep you need and enjoy the conference (and drinks!)

TwinkleSparkleBling Mon 31-Mar-14 19:18:01

Hi Pomp

How are you doing? I'm planning on a weigh in tomorrow for a bit of a boost hopefully.

I was tempted to eat today and thought of you...just 21 days to go grin

Pompbear Mon 31-Mar-14 19:57:30

14.2 today. Tough week coming up though

Joules68 Mon 31-Mar-14 20:38:28

Prepare for it and you'll get through it.... Unlike me! Was juicing this week but have forgotten a few ingredients so it will be post phoned til I get it all in!

TwinkleSparkleBling Mon 31-Mar-14 22:58:13

Do it a day or even a meal at a time.

I find it helps thinking I can actually eat whatever I want to, I'm just choosing the meal replacement because it's enabling me to get to the weight I want to be. If I think I want x and can't have it I get grumpy and rebel!

Pompbear Tue 01-Apr-14 13:02:29

Twinkle, I think our brains were separated at birth! I hate feeling like I'm "obeying rules".

I had a coffee with sugar free syrup in today on the way to work - because I'm shattered with DCs waking uber early since the clock changes and I don't actually think it was sugar free (no weird sweetner aftertaste). So I'm just hoping it hasn't knocked me out of ketosis.

How are you getting on? I never use messages so I can't tell if you got my reply or not..? I did reply but I can't see it in my messages so I hope it worked!

Pompbear Tue 01-Apr-14 13:04:12

Joules, what kinds of things do you put in your juices?

Pompbear Tue 01-Apr-14 13:05:30

19 days to go I just realised. So a third in. Could have done far more exercise than I have done so I'm going to try and increase that.

Joules68 Tue 01-Apr-14 15:06:34

I prefer the green juices... So Apple base with celery, spinach,cucumber,kale,lemon and maybe whizz in some avocado.

Beet root juices are nice too. I try to keep them lowish carb

Pompbear Wed 02-Apr-14 16:06:36

I'm thinking of doing some juicing in.maolintenance Jules and yours sound good! mainly to make sure I eat enough veg.

Pompbear Wed 02-Apr-14 16:08:25

bit of a disaster today. forgot my shakes and on my feet all day. are half a pair and 3 mini chedders just to keep me going. big gym session last night so no way I could gave made it through the day on nothing just guzzling 2 shakes now!

beautiful sunny day though!

TwinkleSparkleBling Thu 03-Apr-14 00:01:40

Pomp, yes got your reply, agree with all you said!

I've struggled today had a weigh and haven't lost anything since Sunday. I was grrrrrr and thought what's the point?

Also DD2's birthday tomorrow and been cake making and thinking oh I'll probably have something to eat then so might as well have something now as I haven't lost any weight.

In actual fact the food wasn't worth it and I know that I certainly won't lose anything for a few days now. I think I'll probably stay on the packs tomorrow. Definitely feel more in control about the choices I'm making than I have done recently.

Joules I'm impressed you like the beetroot juice, I can still taste it almost 10 days later and the thought makes me heave! I love beetroot too! I really liked the carrot, apple and ginger.

Pomp what exercise are you going to try?

Pompbear Sun 06-Apr-14 19:02:10

crazy busy week. kept forgetting to post. but still going! 13.10 this morning so close to a stone. woohoooooooo! 15 days to go now (I think?). how is everyone else doing?

Pompbear Mon 07-Apr-14 08:27:05

13.9. a Stone gone smile smile smile smile smile smile

Pompbear Mon 07-Apr-14 08:27:44

Ruby, Twinkle, Joules, how are you all getting on??

Joules68 Mon 07-Apr-14 09:33:06

Been doing a lot of running.... Half marathon on sat! App said I'd used 1900 calories running just under the 13 miles, and I hadn't eaten a thing at that point! Had wine in the evening but been trying to stick to good stuff food wise

Have juiced. Not as much as I'd like though

Got called to a work meeting and avoided thd cake on offer

Need to do a weigh in.

Pompbear Mon 07-Apr-14 09:57:57

wow Joules!! I'm well impressed by your running.

I go to spinning and body pump as much as I can and throw in some swimming and road cycling. but tbh cos of diet I don't massively push myself. I just want to get to the point that exercise is just what I do so when I come off vlcd I'm totally in the routine. makes sense in my head!

Pompbear Mon 07-Apr-14 21:54:30

Twinkle?? hope you're doing OK?

I did c25k tonight. was about to jack it in when the woman said I could cool down so pretty chuffed I managed it. was bloody tough though. but at NY size pretty much everything is. got to Keep Going!!

RufusTheReindeer Tue 08-Apr-14 10:58:40

Well done pombear

Good idea re the exercise, I am not doing any at the moment...I am keeping it in reserve as my secret weapon (and I'm lazy, and it's cold outside)

Pompbear Tue 08-Apr-14 22:01:11

thanks Rufus, swim and a sauna tonight. been out with the dcs all day and am shattered so a swim was all I could manage!

eaten a bag of almonds because I forgot to take my shakes on our day our. I need to work on my organisation skills!!

TwinkleSparkleBling Tue 08-Apr-14 22:29:05

Evening! I'm doing OK not weighing until Sunday but was 10lbs at last check.

Got a weekend away which is going to be tough but will stay strong. On the going out front, have you tried bars pomp? Slim and save do a marvellous choc and orange one that is delicious.

I'm sooo impressed with the exercising. DC are in nursery tomorrow morning so I may just be inspired to go for a swim, alternatively I may remain like Rufus and just MN for the morning grin.

I've spent this afternoon sorting out my wardrobe, car-booting all winter stuff (and fat association clothes) and getting out all my lovely dresses that I WILL get back into in the next month. I find when I'm doing VLCD I start to get everything in my life organised, if that makes sense, I'm even thinking of tackling the kitchen cupboards next week! Anyone else like this?

Pompbear Wed 09-Apr-14 21:20:15

wow twinkle great loss!!

I'm pissed off today (pmt) and felt sorry for myself all day. surrounded by yummy food (cream tea etc) and kind if been thinking "sod this. I still look look like the back end of a bus, I'm eating a CAKE. I don't care about being fat!" but I didn't. going to bed early in the hope I wake up in a better mood tomorrow

Pompbear Thu 10-Apr-14 08:26:57

feeling much better today thankfully. AND 13.5 wooooobloodyhoooooo!!

RubySlippers77 Sun 13-Apr-14 23:18:14

Hi Pompbear! Sorry for going AWOL, I've been away with work and away with OH, both great but with lots of ensuing calories sad how have you been getting on? Congratulations on doing amazingly well so far!!

I've received my Harcombe pack now, just haven't had chance to do anything with it - ie read it, plan, buy food etc! But, I was thinking that I could also use it as an opportunity to have 30 days to sort my life out a bit - try to deal with the things that stress me, set up an exercise routine, improve my beauty regime etc. At least the days off over Easter would give me more time to consider what needs to be done.

I have my first appt at the gynae clinic a week on Thursday and am worried that they'll tell me that our difficulties in conceiving are due to my weight. Realistically I don't think they are - OH had a low sperm count at his last test 5 years ago, we've been trying for a year now and I was a stone lighter then, and I'm only half a stone or so overweight now - but you never know, and I don't want them to use that as an excuse not to offer us further treatment.

How are you getting on with the Cambridge diet, has it been a useful choice for you?

UrethraFranklin Tue 15-Apr-14 13:01:47

You're doing amazing pompbear! Wish I had your motivation smile

Joules68 Tue 15-Apr-14 17:02:54

I 'm still juicing but have really stepped up my running. feel my thighs have shrunk lately. I'm also working out more at bootcamp,not weighed myself in a while though

you're doing well! areyou dropping sizes as you go?

Pompbear Wed 16-Apr-14 07:16:12

my scales have died sad so not sure what I weigh but I'm almost 2 sizes smaller. I started out a size 18shock ( I'm 5 ft so looked like a fit ball with legs) and I'm now a comfortable 16 (starting to get a bit loose) and some of my 14s fit too. grin

stepped up the exercise now the weather is improving

Pompbear Wed 16-Apr-14 07:17:33

sounds like a really good plan Ruby. I conceived both mine whilst on cambridge strangely enough. hope your appointment goes well. x

RubySlippers77 Wed 16-Apr-14 12:53:21

Well done pompbear, you must be really pleased!!

I'm not doing so well, stress always seems to send me scurrying back to the carbs :-( work is stressful and home is stressful whilst we're TTC and seem to be getting nowhere :-( good thing I don't have my appointment today, I'd probably blub on the nurse....

I need to get my head back in the right place (potentially after scoffing my Easter egg!) because I do need to lose some weight, get back to the exercise and generally feel a bit better about myself.

Pompbear Thu 24-Apr-14 21:05:24

I got to 12.13!!!!! SO. My next challenge is to lose 3 stone (my final goal). Hoping to do it in 3 months.

How is everyone else getting on??

Pompbear Tue 29-Apr-14 16:59:53

have I lost you all?! had a few days off and back on it now.

RubySlippers77 Wed 07-May-14 23:27:19

Hey Pompbear - sorry, I have been on my holidays, got back Monday!! Back at work yesterday, boo :-(

Rejoined my local Rosemary Conley class tonight - I just don't seem to have the motivation to do this on my own. Healthy food packed for tomorrow, let's hope it's all systems go!

How are you getting on? x

prawnypoos Tue 13-May-14 22:17:01

Wow wow wow!! Pompbear!! Well done!! I'm on day 2 (we all have to start somewhere) of my diet. I've lost over 4 stone before and kept it off for 4 years then had my DD 9 months ago and have piles the pound back on. I

I've only just felt focused enough to do something about it but believe I have about 5-6 stones to lose. At my last weigh in I was just under 15 stones! I'm 5'6. I have cut out all the crap I was eating before, just hoping I have the will power to stick with it. Threads like this are inspiring me!

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