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planeymcplaneface Sun 10-Jul-16 16:48:57

I have my best friends wedding in 10 weeks and i would like to lose weight for it. Im currently 12st and fed up feeling fat and frumpy at only 24 sad i know i to need to change my eating habits but i dont know where to start. Ive been very self concious of my stomach since i had ds 13 months ago and its my main problem area. Im not able to get to fitness classes readily as im on my own with ds. Any advice and help would be very greatly appreciated

19lottie82 Sun 10-Jul-16 16:51:06

Pretty simple really. Make sensible choices with your food re fat and sugar. Cut down on the carbs. Portion control. Drink lots of water, and don't snack.

Get out walking with DS in the Pram, and do lunges, squats and push ups in the house when he is in bed.

19lottie82 Sun 10-Jul-16 16:52:27

PS you've got 10 weeks, can you join slimming world? You can take DC along to meetings.

JuniorMint Sun 10-Jul-16 16:54:31

Don't eat any bread, rice, pasta or potatoes.

planeymcplaneface Sun 10-Jul-16 16:57:13

I do a lot of walking with ds anyway as i walk my dog a lot. Its night times that i really struggle with thats my downfall as i comfort eat. I was actually thinking about slimming world. Is it expensive to do?

Aspergallus Sun 10-Jul-16 16:59:24

Yeah, agree with that, join slimming world. You'll lost 7lbs in the first 2-3 weeks, then 1-3lbs every week after that. And it'll keep your motivation going for the whole 10 weeks. If you do it alone you'll probably struggle around 4 weeks.

A little bit of yoga/ yogalates on DVD in the evening will make you feel stronger through your core and less aware of your tummy, without being such intense exercise that it drives your appetite wild. Weight loss is mainly about what you eat, not what you do.

If you need to do something specific to close split abdo muscles, this is good:

pinkyredrose Sun 10-Jul-16 16:59:36

Low carb!

CaveMum Sun 10-Jul-16 16:59:42

Try doing a 30 day Whole30. DH and I did one in April, I lost 11lbs, he lost 15lb.

We're both doing another at the moment as we just felt so much healthier whilst doing it and each put a few lbs back on.

SaucyJack Sun 10-Jul-16 17:01:45

Eat lots of veg soup with chilli in. It's very filling.

RedHareWithBlondeHair Sun 10-Jul-16 17:02:13

You've got quite a bit of time to drop some weight. I'd go low carbs and up the walking. Cut out sugar and processed foods. Leafy greens and fruit are your friends. Drink water. Plan meals so you don't fall off the wagon.

ghostyslovesheep Sun 10-Jul-16 17:03:06

weight watchers on line - eat well - it will come off

WibblyWobblyJellyHead Sun 10-Jul-16 17:04:03

I've lost a stone and a half in a few weeks on Exante shakes. I don't bother with the meals as they are mostly vile but the shakes are nice, and quite filling.

Aspergallus Sun 10-Jul-16 17:04:56

You can often get 12 weeks for the price of 10 offers -that's about £50. I would recommend the 12 week journal to track your progress. It's really helpful to write everything down.

planeymcplaneface Sun 10-Jul-16 17:04:57

There is a slimming world group not too far from me so im going to look into that tomorrow

Aspergallus Sun 10-Jul-16 17:10:38

If you really need to comfort eat in the evening, winding down once baby is in bed, there are lots of things you can eat on SW so that you feel like you can still do that. Nothing is really completely out. Avoiding a whole food group like carbs for 10 weeks might just be too punishing.

Aspergallus Sun 10-Jul-16 17:11:49

Cool, then join us on the slimming world forums!

This is a good resource too:

19lottie82 Sun 10-Jul-16 17:12:56

Yes, try to reduce carbs, but cutting out totally is unsubstainable and the weight will just go back on as soon as you come off the diet.

planeymcplaneface Sun 10-Jul-16 17:14:35

I think boredom and lonliness play a part in my comfort eating too. There is a class on mondays at 5:30 and its a 10min walk away that im going to join. And joining the sw forum would be good too

Lolimax Sun 10-Jul-16 17:16:06

A lot depends on how motivated you are. If you need someone to weigh you weekly and keep you on track I'd say join SW or WW.
If you're very motivated to do it on your own it's very doable. I'm 20lbs lighter than I was in April through a combination of moving more and eating less (really low carbs, lots of veg, at least 2L water, no sugar)
I've found MFP has helped and as I track everything I eat it makes me think twice about the naughty stuff.

pineapplecrush Sun 10-Jul-16 17:16:29

I struggled to get a stone off for years - I was 11.7 stone so similar weight to you. Just decided one day I was going to do it, this is what helped. I bought some electric weighing scales and weigh food - cereal, cheese, everything that wasn't pre weighed (ie Weetabix). I could then see where I was going wrong - I was having double the portion of things such as cereal that I should have been having. I got organised, took lunches to work every day. I split meals into 3 x 400 calories and had a couple of snacks. I did gentle walks, only twice a week but big benefits.

Once I got half a stone off, it was a massive boost, I can fit into clothes I never thought I would. People noticed and that kept me going. I feel SO much better. Good luck OP, you will feel great, just keep thinking of yourself at the wedding feeling good.

FolderReformedScruncher Sun 10-Jul-16 17:17:23

I went from 79.6 kilos to 71.5 kilos on the paleo diet. I felt very well on it too and it made me much more aware of the carbs I'm eating.

pineapplecrush Sun 10-Jul-16 17:19:26

Forgot a vital bit - I gave up bread. Just had water biscuits as a substitute and got used to them. I love bread but didn't miss it like I thought. I introduced it again but weighed if not already sliced with calorie value stated.

Aspergallus Sun 10-Jul-16 17:19:46

Here's a light hearted SW FAQ to get you started:

And mn SW threads:

pippinandtog Sun 10-Jul-16 17:31:57

planey, it's great to hear that you're going to join Slimming World- tomorrow, I guess, as you say there's a Monday class near you.
You could lose around two stone in 10 weeks.
Very pleased for you.

TaIkinPeace Sun 10-Jul-16 17:33:02

Eat less move more.
Close the kitchen between meals.
Stop buying any snack foods.

If you want slim more than you want crisps its easy.

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