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is this a realistic goal?

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CuppaHorlix Thu 03-Jul-14 11:36:46

Hi everyone

So I started a "modified" 4:3 on Monday. I'm not having 3 full fast days, rather 2x 500cals, 1x<1200cal, and 4x non-fast days.

I intend to workout 3-4 times a week. About 30minutes of HIIT on the treadmill followed by 30-45minutes of weight lifting and "floor" exercises e.g squats, lunges, abs etc. My DH is a runner so I will probably go on a run with him once or twice a week also.

I am 5ft5 and weighed 10st10 on monday. I only plan on weighing myself once a month as I don't want to get too caught up in the numbers (used to be scale-obsessed in my early 20's) so my main goal instead of a specific weight is so comfortably fit back into my pre-children size 8 jeans. At the moment I can just about wear a 10 but comfortably a 12.

I know this sounds vain but I have a family wedding mid-September and would really love to "wow" people by then. I got quite a lot of criticism from my mum when I gained weight with the children and have two stick thin sisters so I'd love to be all "haha who's laughing now" (childish??)

I won't be seeing them before then. Of course I want this to be a long-term success story. I know it's all too common that people shed weight for a particular event then gain it all back. That isn't how I want to be at all! But I would like to at least feel confident in myself as my self esteem is plummeting more and more each day.

TalkinPeace Fri 04-Jul-14 16:29:45

Your goals sound entirely reasonable.
Leap into the big thread and surf the wave of support and optimism as you get lean and mean.

CuppaHorlix Fri 04-Jul-14 17:09:38

thanks so much TalkinPeace. I will probably be in the forum a lot looking for support! My willpower isn't fabulous at the best of times lol

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