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Anyone just starting? I don't think I can do it alone!

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FluffedIt Mon 01-May-17 04:51:28

Hi, I'm a fatty and can't stand the self conscious feeling anymore. I tried sw but it's not working for me so I've downloaded mfp.

I've got about 3 stone to lose and would love a chunk off by October. Though I know it will take longer to hit target...anyone else just starting? Or just need a bit of company along the way?

Mooey89 Mon 01-May-17 05:00:18

Yes! Me!
I'm addicted to food, I'm sure of it, I downloaded MFP again yesterday and inputted a normal reasonable not even binge day just to see and 2,750 kcals! 🙈🙈

So starting properly today! I have 5 stone overall to go, which feels insurmountable!
I might do 5:2 as that worked for me before when i followed t until I fell off wagon!

FluffedIt Mon 01-May-17 05:27:40

I was thinking of that too, but last time I just ate more the other days so didn't make any difference!

It's insane how quickly it adds up though isn't it. Im trying to sort mfp out now!

pinkieandperkie Mon 01-May-17 05:32:23

Can I play please.

number1wang Mon 01-May-17 05:41:03

I'm with you!
@Mooey89 I also downloaded MFP this week and last few days averaged 1000 calories per day over my target if i want to lose a pound a week. Momentarily depressing but then I thought at least it's a first step...

number1wang Mon 01-May-17 05:44:53

@FluffedIt I've also got 3 stone to lose. Also downloaded MapMyWalk and going to try for a proper walk at least every other day.

FluffedIt Mon 01-May-17 06:00:05


More than welcome to join in @pinkieandperkie how much have you got to lose?

I've got my Fitbit which I'm going to link to my mfp account, won't eat the calories earned though (though nice to know I can if needed)

TillyTeapot Mon 01-May-17 07:12:06

Me too please! Did have 3 stone to lose but now it's 4 due to a back injury and not being able to move around much. Using Nutracheck linked to my fitbit. I'm seeing the consultant next month and want to have lost some by then as he's bound to tell me I'm a fatty grin

NightWanderer Mon 01-May-17 07:14:53

Can I join too? Baby is now 3 and the baby weight still hasn't shifted. I'm aiming for 1500 kcals a day. I will fill in for today and report back later.

Mooey89 Mon 01-May-17 08:12:52

Those using MFP, are we willing to out ourselves enough to add each other on MFP

blueskyinmarch Mon 01-May-17 08:16:37

Can i join in too? Just weighed myself this morning. I have at least 2 stones to lose. I am forever starting a diet on a Monday but by the end of the week i have given up. I have an App i use but it isn’t MFP or Nutracheck - although i do have them as well. All the tools and none of the motivation!

PastysPrincess Mon 01-May-17 08:19:33

I need to lose 6 stone having lost 22 pounds already. However it's taken FOREVER to lose those so at this rate I will be slim in about 20 years lol.

MurielsBottom Mon 01-May-17 08:32:54

Can I join. New month, new start!

I have about three stone to lose. I lost two stone the year before last and I need to get back into. I find using map the best for me. It is quite shocking at times though!

MurielsBottom Mon 01-May-17 08:34:39

Can do mfp user names by pm if you want to?

pinkieandperkie Mon 01-May-17 08:46:36

Morning all.

I've recently lost a stone so I have 1.5 left to lose.

I was doing really well and was very motivated then Easter happened and I've been back on the chocolate, cakes and biscuits and the weight I lost is creeping back on.

Is Monday going to be weigh in day?

Just got on the scales and I am 10.6. This doesn't sound too bad but I am short and look like a barrel.

Good luck everyone.

phoenixtherabbit Mon 01-May-17 08:49:29

Hello! I calorie count.

I lost over a stone in around three months on my own. I stuck around 1500 calories a day and the weight dropped off. I also had one cheat day a week so wasn't that strict.

I've had a few weeks off it, ive been ill and so just eaten what I want but I'm back on it now. I've got around 10lbs to lose. Maybe a bit less not sure yet.

It's definitely doable and it has certainly taught me portion sizes and what they should be if nothing else

FluffedIt Mon 01-May-17 08:56:26

Ah great lots of people!  I was so worried I'd start a duff thread!

My mfp is charlston178 I'm too boring to have anything to hide but feel free to pm your name if you actually have a life and like it private..

Ooo nothing feels like a fresh start more than a 1st of the month on a Monday!!

And finally 22lbs is still amazing even if it did take ages! I lost 17lb since Jan ..except all I've done is gain for weeks so now my total is 10lb in 4 months!

PastysPrincess Mon 01-May-17 09:21:26

I'm so committed I've broken this baby out from behind the sofa!

CatherineHate Mon 01-May-17 09:27:07

One more to join! I need to lose 2 stones. I've been MFP'ing for a while and turned into a yoyo dieter my progress page is joke!

pinkieandperkie Mon 01-May-17 09:27:29

That made me laugh Pasty. I have a wondercore 2 in the spare bedroom! I'm going to bring it down and put it in front of the tv. Obviously I will need to give it a good dust smile

PastysPrincess Mon 01-May-17 09:34:30

@Pinkieandperkie great username btw. Ive lost enough weight to be at the user maximum weight limit blush it's been behind the sofa since before my son was born and he is three soon blush and yes I've had to dust mine off with baby wipes.blush

MurielsBottom Mon 01-May-17 09:43:00

That looks like some kind of tortoise made from scrap Patsy! grin

What is it?

Just in the spirit of honesty I have a lovely set of dumbells with a nice layer of dust on them!

PastysPrincess Mon 01-May-17 09:47:56

@MurielsBottom it's called an Ab Circle Pro

Heres a you tube video:

FluffedIt Mon 01-May-17 10:00:10

Yeah I'm not planning on any of that! Ha ha I was hoping to lose a stone just through diet and walking before I had to start actually putting in proper that possible or am I dreaming?!

I've got my Fitbit which my daily record is 17k (although I only hit that once and yesterday was 2k!)

PastysPrincess Mon 01-May-17 10:19:27

This image is what I'm using to motivate me. You do need to click on it to see it all.

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