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9monthchallenge Sun 20-Aug-17 21:11:44

Mumsnetters, I've had enough!!! I am 3 stone heavier than I was prior to DC's, unfit, have wobbly bits where no woman should have wobbly bits, and almost collapsed when I caught sight of my legs in the mirror while sporting a (very unflattering) swimsuit on holiday last week.

So that's it. It ends here. I am determined to lose weight. It took 9 months to put on (and has stayed on for many many more months!! - DC's are 3 and 5!!), so I pledge to lose it again in 9 months! And ... to get fit, and do something nice for a great charity, I've signed up for a charity place in the London Marathon ... just waiting to see if I get accepted. The marathon is on 22nd April - so that's my target! to run the marathon on 22nd April, and to have got back to my pre-baby weight, by that date.

AIBU to post one comment on this thread everyday to keep me motivated and stop me from backing out or giving up??

AI(also)BU to ask for a few supporting comments, and maybe for one or two of you (or more!!) to join me in pledging to lose weight/give up smoking/get fit/give up chocolate ..or whatever! for the next 9 months??

We can do it!!!! keep checking in here! and lets see if we can keep this going to April 22nd, and lets celebrate on that day!

The 9 month challenge starts now! ......

9monthchallenge Sun 20-Aug-17 21:16:27

anyone?? smile

Moanyoldcow Sun 20-Aug-17 21:17:59

I'll join you when I've had my baby...

PinkSnowAndStars Sun 20-Aug-17 21:18:00

I'll happily egg you on! But I'm pregnant or I'd be right there doing it with you

PotteringAlong Sun 20-Aug-17 21:18:44

flowers

I am in awe of your determination. I keep meaning to buy trainers and download the couch to 5k app but never get round to it. You are my hero!

Bubblysqueak Sun 20-Aug-17 21:19:35

I'm in. Previous lost 3 stop e but have put 1 back on. I need to lose another 2.

PotteringAlong Sun 20-Aug-17 21:20:00

And mine are 5, 2 and 6 months. And I've got about 1.5 stone to get rid of.

Ditsy1980 Sun 20-Aug-17 21:22:10

Good luck!
I'd like to pledge to join you but I have the willpower of a gnat. I currently weigh more than I did at 9 month pregnant. I lost the baby weight then have just put it all back on.

Moanyoldcow Sun 20-Aug-17 21:22:56

Ah ha Pink! Same boat. I will be on a very strict diet post baby though. I'm a fucking state.

Callamia Sun 20-Aug-17 21:24:18

God for you! I've just had a baby, so a marathon is probably out of my range. However, I've set a goal of 5k by end of Sept, and 10k by Christmas. Can I join with those goals?

early30smum Sun 20-Aug-17 21:24:42

I'm in. I really need to shift a lot of weight. I'm restarting for the final time on Friday 25th August after my holiday! Good luck OP.

early30smum Sun 20-Aug-17 21:25:13

Not with the marathon bit! But I'm starting a sensible, healthy eating plan and exercise.

BlessYourCottonSocks Sun 20-Aug-17 21:25:15

Would love to lose three stone. Would loathe to enter a marathon...

Good on you!

Crunchymum Sun 20-Aug-17 21:26:13

Another one who has plans for the future. Am due early Feb 2018 and want to be a size 12 when I go back to work in November 2018.

I'm a fucking state of a state.

Best of luck OP

GrampieRabbit Sun 20-Aug-17 21:27:26

Three stone of baby weight to lose here (2.5 years later)! I'm in.

PrincessPlod Sun 20-Aug-17 21:27:54

I cannot diet it makes me angry but I will throw myself into gym as I need to lose my post baby flab...mine are 4 years and 7 weeks. I think London marathon is a step to far however I will start training for 10k which is in December.

I would love to lose 3 stone. I have always been an eater and was previously able to keep at a good weight by going to the gym but I have arthritis (to the point I can't get myself changed on some days) so the gym is out of the question for me these days!

I can have a go at losing weight by changing my food but I love chocolate and crisps and bread and yummy things

cardibach Sun 20-Aug-17 21:28:16

Moany don't do that. Diets make you fat, strict diets are even worse. Guardian link
OP's plan of increasing exercise is a much better plan, as long as she also plans to keep her nutrition up.

9monthchallenge Sun 20-Aug-17 21:29:17

Callamia ... yes great! Keep posting to let us know how u r getting on smile

Yey potteringalong and bubblysqueak! We can do it! smile

glenthebattleostrich Sun 20-Aug-17 21:30:14

I have 3.5 stone to lose. Not brave enough to tackle a marathon but from 28th August I'm back on it. We fly to Florida on 6th April so will have lost it by then.

I start 28 august, the day after my birthday.

9monthchallenge Sun 20-Aug-17 21:31:28

Great! Glad people r up for it! smile we can do it smile

glenthebattleostrich Sun 20-Aug-17 21:31:32

Princess, the couch to 10k app by zenlabs is great. I'll be your online running buddy if you want.

NurseP Sun 20-Aug-17 21:33:06

Me too. Had 2nd baby 9 weeks ago. My goal is to fit back into work dresses that were issued new in2013. I have about 3 stone to loose! Would like to start jogging, I used to do about 5k twice a week in about 45 minutes. I built myself up doing a walk for a bit then jog for a bit type programme. I hope to redo that.

Vicsteur81 Sun 20-Aug-17 21:35:12

I'm in! Sounds great.

Bubblysqueak Sun 20-Aug-17 21:36:11

I will have to stop running shortly once I've started again because of rhe colder weather and my asthma so I think I will have to do exercise videos again.
I officially started my diet a week ago and I've lost 4lbs but had chocolate cake and cream for pudding. Back to it tomorrow.

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