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how much do you want to lose, and how quickly? how are you doing it? i've got 10lbs to lose...started today. it's old "baby weight" (ie excess cakes, biscuits etc eaten in pregnancy and afterwards) - DS now a year old so no excuse...
yeah i'm back on the wagon this week. also wanting to lose about 10lbs. have lost about 17lbs since jan this year. ds is 13 months, am lighter than was before but still have a little more to lose for my ideal weight.
Well, it's only my first day, but here's what i'm doing in theory: decent breakfast, decent lunch, but no carbs after 6pm; v healthy supper (eg soup/poached chicken/tuna fish) And no more chocolate in front of the TV at night. No biscuits mid morning. no buttered toast in the morning. and lots of exercise! Now, i know i won't be able to do this every day, but if i could do it five days out of seven, that would be pretty good. i don't know how it will go..i've failed before. but really want my figure back...
well done noonki. what disheartened me is that after i had my little one i tried really hard to lose weight. it did work to an extent but oh so slowly, even though i was taking a load of exercise and not eating too much. i lost a stone but reached a sort of plateau at around half a stone more than my pre baby weight and just couldn't shift it so gave up. it seemed every tiny thing i'd eat wrong the scales would bounce back up again. that was about six months ago. so now i'm starting again and hoping that i can shift it. it's easier in the summer isn't it? less temptations. i'm sick of my clothes not fitting/feeling really tight. and my husband pointing to my tummy and saying it's baby's old "house." which is kind of sweet, but....
I only want to lose 4-5lbs but it is HARD. Got into the habit of snacking, especially between lunch and dinner cos we never eat til 7.30 ish.- all healthy stuff- hummuus, nuts etc etc- but the weight has gradually sat around my waistline for the 1st time ever- am over 50 now Doing loads of exercise- but need some support!
girlnextdoor, have you started the diet yet? how's everyone else doing? maybe we should start our own thread - August dieters! i've been good today, though my boss near enough forced me to eat an ice lolly. i told him about the diet and he then said he'd buy me the lowest fat one he could find. i felt really awkward refusing so ate it. 100 calories! not too bad. not had dinner yet so plenty of time for resolve to slip. it's only day 2. got a big night out with my mummy friends on Sunday night which is sure to be a calorific disaster.
Me too! Need to loose about 10lbs really. Am trying smaller portions and more exercise,nothing too adventurous,just more walking,15 mins on exercise bike a day. Have bought giant box of Special K today so may use that to kick start myself!
I have walked 3 miles a day over hills etc for the last 3 days but not today - for various reasons. I do that anyway- it's not a diet thing.
I was good- I had only 1 slice toast with my boiled egg, not 2.
My "sin" is to nibble nuts etc- I am on a lifelong "special diet" for allergies etc and cannot eat lots of things.
I have had about 4 Brazil nuts today and a bit of spoon licking when I made some biscuits for rest of family. I also made them a meringue pudding, and again had a few tastes.
But I only had 3 veg and roast chicken for dinner and a small tuna salad for lunch.
My problem is picking- I reckon I eat roughly 200 extra calories a day by nibbling and over the last year it has meant lbs creeping on-along with being 50+. I weigh less than 8 stones (cringe!!) but those extra 4-5lbs are all round my middle and I look preggers from side at times!
right, i'm starting a thread called august dieters, where we can all give each other some support! come and share tips/experiences/encourage each other. i want to get preg again so it's sensible eating for me and i'm not sure how long my diet will last but i'd like to trim down before going right up on the scales again with next baby or i'll need an entire new wardrobe after the next one, instead of just needing to replace half to two thirds of the clothes