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MamaPingu Sun 10-Nov-13 21:03:03

Hello! smile

I have recently had a baby and I'm looking for someone to join me in losing weight.
I think it'd help me a lot to have someone or a group to discuss what we have done in the week, set goals and reach targets together! I think it'd help me keep on track for once!

About me: I had my son by c section 9 weeks ago, I'm 5ft4 and currently weigh 11stone 12.
My target weight is 10 stone and I'm thinking it's going to be a lot of walking with the pram as childcare won't readily be available. Occasional runs when I get chance smile

Anyone feel they'd like to join me with a similar goal possibly?

MamaPingu Mon 11-Nov-13 09:01:42


MamaPingu Mon 11-Nov-13 14:10:56


Steph119988 Thu 14-Nov-13 21:36:01

I will I will! I'd love to get to 10 stone too!

MamaPingu Fri 15-Nov-13 11:13:39

Yay!!! Found someone at last smile

Tell me a bit about yourself! I can't wait to get started smile

Steph119988 Fri 15-Nov-13 11:39:23

Me too! I can't wait! I'm 27 and have a 5 month old. Ive moved house recently and just lost track of dieting as I've been so busy! I'm 5'6'' and weigh 11.3st. I NEED to get to 10 stone! I live with my partner of 7 years who looses weight really easily which is so frustrating! I've tried slimming world which I love but cannot stick to it. The tesco diet was my favorite as I could stick to that easily. I was thinking about doing the 'couch to 5k challenge' I tried that before which was a great way to start running smile

Steph119988 Fri 15-Nov-13 11:44:42

Week 1
Day 1 – Run 1 min, Walk 2 min, x8
Day 2 – Run 1 min, Walk 2 min, x6
Day 3 – Run 1 min, Walk 2 min, x10

Week 2
Day 1 – Run 2 min, Walk 2 min, x7
Day 2 – Run 2 min, Walk 2 min, x6
Day 3 – Run 2 min, Walk 2 min, x8

Week 3
Day 1 – Run 3 min, Walk 2 min, x6
Day 2 - Run 3 min, Walk 2 min, x5
Day 3 - Run 3 min, Walk 2 min, x7

Week 4
Day 1 - Run 5 min, Walk 3 min, x4
Day 2 - Run 5 min, Walk 2 min, x3
Day 3 - Run 5 min, Walk 3 min, x5

Week 5
Day 1 - Run 8 min, Walk 3 min, x3
Day 2 - Run 7 min, Walk 2 min, x3
Day 3 - Run 8 min, Walk 3 min, x3

Week 6
Day 1 - Run 9 min, Walk 3 min, x3
Day 2 - Run 8 min, Walk 2 min, x3
Day 3 - Run 10 min, Walk 3 min, x3

Week 7
Day 1 - Run 15min, Wk 5min, x2
Day 2 - R 15 min, Wk 5 min, R 10min
Day 3 - R 20 min, Wk 5 min, R 15 min

Week 8
Day 1 - R 20 min, Wk 5 min, R 15 min
Day 2 - R 10 min, Wk 3 min, R 20 min
Event Day – Run 5K non-stop

MamaPingu Fri 15-Nov-13 19:32:41

I'm so happy someone's interested smile

I've recently moved house too, about 4 days ago haha so very recent! I seem to be constantly busy but I don't seem to get anything done house wise so there's piles of all sorts everywhere grin

I've also tried slimming world a few times and done well on it but I seem to stop losing after a while and eventually get annoyed and give up! But I think that's lack of exercise that stops me losing any more.

I'm hoping to exercise to lose weight and just be sensible eating wise rather than calorie counting etc. Smaller portions but still a few treats I think smile

Will you be out with the pram do you think? I can't really run with my pram I don't think it'd go well so I think I'll be mainly doing long walks. But I will be able to have someone watch him maybe once or twice a week while I run smile the couch to 5k sounds amazing! I hope I get to do it properly one day

Steph119988 Fri 15-Nov-13 22:23:35

I know exactly what you mean by the 'piles of things everywhere' I'm sure between us we can organise ourselves! I think the problem with slimming world is.... You're allowed sooo many carbs that if you cheat YOU KNOW ABOUT IT!! It works if you solely stick to it but let's be honest... With a kid it's difficult!! From Monday I'm going to take long walks and do the wonderful tesco diet. I did or a few years ago and it's the only plan that kept my weight off for good. I can't wait to start again. Do you fancy starting fresh on Monday too?

MamaPingu Fri 15-Nov-13 22:50:36

Haha we can try wink

Monday sounds perfect to me!! What's the tesco diet like I've never heard of that one? smile

Steph119988 Sat 16-Nov-13 10:21:22

It's a really simple diet with a lot of fruit and veg. It's quite an expensive subscription but I managed to find 6 days that I printed off years ago! I'll just do the 6 days over and over again because I can't afford to subscribe again lol! A typical day would be cereal and fruit for breakfast, pitta and houmous or soup and bread for lunch, ryvita or fruit as a snack and bolognese, vegetable rice etc for dinner. If you're interested in starting with me on Monday I can give you the plan! It's the only diet I stuck to for 6 weeks and lost a stone AND kept it off! smile

MamaPingu Sun 17-Nov-13 19:23:36

That sounds good! I'd love to give it a go if you wouldn't mind sending me what it's about smile

Starting tomorrow, how exciting!! I need to get weighed tomorrow, I'm going to keep writing it down. Do you think we should weigh in every Monday or every other or something? smile

Steph119988 Sun 17-Nov-13 22:03:54

I think weighing in every Monday will keep us more motivated! I'm up for it so let's do it! We can share our eating and exercising habits every day. Good luck with your first day tomorrow. Really look forward to how you got on. I'll send you some info on the diet x

Steph119988 Mon 18-Nov-13 18:20:08

How did you get on today?

MamaPingu Mon 18-Nov-13 22:11:19

Yes i agree every Monday sounds good smile and my first day went ok! Didn't manage to get any decent exercise but was good with my eating. Had a bit of a hectic day!
I suppose it's more of a first week!
How did you do? smile

Steph119988 Tue 19-Nov-13 08:47:34

Yes I did ok. Branflakes for breakfast, half a tin of soup and wholemeal bread for lunch and mixed bean salad for dinner. No exercise but going on a very long walk today! Let's aim for 2 lbs a week smile

MamaPingu Tue 19-Nov-13 10:59:48

I love branflakes smile I didn't think anyone else did haha!
I've decided I'm going to start walking to the supermarket and back when I need things, it's a long walk!
Going to try do the running when possible smile
2lbs sounds good!

Steph119988 Tue 19-Nov-13 14:15:40

I love branflakes! smile running with the buggy is good too. On flat ground of course!! :D

Steph119988 Tue 19-Nov-13 14:16:04

I love branflakes! smile running with the buggy is good too. On flat ground of course!! :D

MamaPingu Wed 20-Nov-13 17:48:17

What've you been up to today? smile
I haven't managed anything again due to cleaning the house, it wasn't in a brilliant state when we moved in! Tomorrow will be day one for the couch to 5k, I'm going to try my best to follow the plans you posted smile

Hope you're doing well!! I will let you know how tomorrow goes smile

Steph119988 Thu 21-Nov-13 07:33:06

That's brilliant we'll done! I'm so glad you're going to try the running plan. I'm still on the tesco diet. Very sucessful so far. It's such a quick and easy plan to follow! Let me know how the running goes. Well done on your clean house too smile I'm sure you burnt a few calories there!!

MamaPingu Thu 21-Nov-13 08:37:46

You said you'd done it before, did you enjoy it? And did you manage to complete it? smile

I haven't been doing brilliant with my eating if I'm honest, but I'm hoping if I get the exercise in place then I can start on my eating properly! I might try the tesco diet too it sounds quite good!! smile

Steph119988 Thu 21-Nov-13 10:18:23

Yes I did complete it. It's the only diet I've ever completed! You can feel the weight melt away everyday smile only 4 days til weigh in! I can give you the plan if you like. Do you have an email?

MamaPingu Thu 21-Nov-13 21:26:59

Yeah that'd be brilliant thanks smile

I've decided the best thing to do is to start properly on Monday. My first run and the eating together as I have ruined this week big time!!

So Monday is big change day smile going to clear my cupboards of all crap and go shopping with my little boy for lots of fruit, veg and yummy nice things!!

Steph119988 Fri 22-Nov-13 14:49:24

Sounds great! I'll email you the diet smile

Once you've done the first day it's so easy to stay on track. The portions aren't too generous but you really do get over it after a few days.

We can do it!!! Let's be determined!

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