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How do I lose the LAST BIT, 8lbs to go?

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modernfemininity Mon 08-Jun-15 17:28:42

I am a small person, but I am carrying hip and thigh pudge. I want to lose 8 more pounds so I can fit into my summer dresses, which didn't fit me last summer either.

I think my fatty thighs are hard to slim down, because the pudge has been there for over a year. My thighs and bum feel cold to the touch!

After the diet, I reckon if I eat normally
(each day: 1 toast and butter, 1 sandwich, 2 fruits, a sensible supper, 1 glass of wine)
then I will gain weight. How do you eat only 1484 calories, which is what my total daily energy expenditure calculates to be? Never eat out, never have scones or syrup sponge or even pizza, and give up red wine and chocolate completely?

I have been on a diet and have lost slowly, only 1 or 2 pounds a week. I have missed my period and wonder if this is connected to dieting.

I don't like exercise much and have been really tired on the diet, but once a week I try to walk or jog.

Will I have to severely calorie control to lose the last bit of weight?

How do I motivate myself for the hardest last push to lose the next 8 pounds? How do others get on with getting to their target weight and not just stopping with half a stone to go? Can anyone tell me if its slower to lose when you aren't very heavy, and why that might be?

Thank you. It's harder to ask for advice because I am only pudgy and not fat, and it's more boring to talk about the small gains (but will mean so much to me if I achieve it and will halt the year on year dress size increase!).

MrsWhirling Mon 08-Jun-15 20:30:49

I don't know! But I have 8lbs left to go too. Mine is around my middle. I seem to have stopped losing but going to percervere. Good luck

MozzchopsThirty Mon 08-Jun-15 20:44:05

The issue looks like your diet
Are you having wholemeal toast? Could you have eggs/tomatoes/beans/salmon with it.
Try not to eat sandwich at lunch, it's just more stodge, leftovers? Fish? Soup?
Do you need wine every night ? For the sugar content you could have a big cake!
I try and keep alcohol for one or two nights per week
Eat a large breakfast then go down in portion size as the day goes on
Lots of water

KanyesVest Mon 08-Jun-15 21:26:34

I need to knock the last 10lbs too. I think I'm going to try low carbing to shake myself up a bit.

HermioneGrangerHair Tue 09-Jun-15 08:55:35

As you lose weight, your basic energy consumption drops, so it's harder to achieve the calorie deficit you need for weight loss. As the margins get tighter, the amount of butter on your toast, the size of your wine glass, or the size of your portions all become more significant. If you're not weighing and measuring, now might be the time to try. You could also increase the deficit by upping the amount of exercise you get (though take care not to compensate in your food intake).

Bear in mind, though, that if you do lose the extra few pounds, it won't all come off your thighs wink

Vivacia Tue 09-Jun-15 13:56:57

Some thoughts.

Get more active. If you can't find an activity you enjoy, then get a pedometer and aim for more steps today than you did yesterday, or 1000 more per day this week than you did last week.

Maintaining. I have found being flexible helps. I have a few days over and then cut again. I always count and record calories though, even if it's a 4000 calorie day. I weigh myself every morning and if I'm out of my "zone" then at least I'm aware.

Motivation. Consider having a break from the diet. Two or three days, or a week. Get the cravings out of your system. You'll put on weight, but it'll mostly be water and an over-stuffed system; I put on about 3lb this way, goes in two days.

Sunshine200 Tue 09-Jun-15 14:10:34

I'm right there with you. It's my hips and belly - apparently the last areas to shift! Under winter clothes you wouldn't know they are there but the summer wardrobe is coming out now - eek! I'm so bored of watching what I eat (lost 10lb but now stuck) so going to try doing it through exercise and toning (whist eating healthily). Is there a social sport you can get into so it doesn't feel much like exercise, maybe a hiking club, or tennis?

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