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Anyone want to loose just a few pounds, lets support eachother?

(201 Posts)
Madmog Mon 07-Jan-13 14:23:57

I followed the loose half a stone for Xmas thread which I found really helpful. I lost 5.5lbs and put 2.5lbs back on over Xmas. I'm quite small boned and few pounds really makes the difference, but I need encouragement to get just a little more off (4/5lbs so I hit the overall over half stone mark would be good for me) and keep it off.

Is there anyone out there who wants to loose just a few pounds up to a stone, who'd like to join me on this thread? We could record our losses or failures once a week and give general support and advice if we have any.

Allonsy Mon 07-Jan-13 14:29:23

I have about 8 or so pounds to lose i gained 7 over xmas blush so im in!

Zwitterion Mon 07-Jan-13 14:30:54

Yes I'm in. Lost 2 and a half stone last year in donuts pregnancy weight, put on 5.5 pounds over Christmas, desperately want to get back on track.

I'm still with Slimming World so weekly weigh ins help.

agadoo Mon 07-Jan-13 14:32:57

I'm in !!! I need to lose 2 stones and a half by the 28/05 !!! I'm planning on using mfp and exercises ! Can you be my friends on my fitness pal ???

Karbea Mon 07-Jan-13 14:46:19


can i join i have about 8.5/9lbs to lose.

healthy diet, less alcohol and exercise for me!

Diddydollydo Mon 07-Jan-13 14:48:04

I just started using My Fitness Pal last week and it is BRILLIANT. So easy to keep track of what you eat (which has always been my issue) I want to lose 2.5 stone but can I join you?

ceeveebee Mon 07-Jan-13 15:14:51

I lost 7 lbs using mfp in December and have lost a further 2 over Christmas by having diarrhoea and vomiting bug - nice eh? Have now adjusted my target to 8st 10 by easter, so have 6 lbs to lose

Absy Mon 07-Jan-13 15:22:46

Yes, I have a target of losing 3 kgs by 14th Feb (for a wedding) and then a further 2 kgs by the end of March (and hoping that this does not mean I've gained a buttload at the wedding) (sorry, I don't understand pounds).

My method:
- no bread/pasta/cakes etc.
- no alcohol (also TTCing, so this helps)
- no treats apart from a square of naice chocolate at night with DH
- if at all possible, not eating after 9pm
- as many fruits and vegetables as I want
- as much water as I want

So far, I've lost .5 kgs

thefarmerhasawife Mon 07-Jan-13 15:47:38

Can I join too please? Need to lose the last dregs of baby weight. 6 pounds would do me! I'm using my fitness pal too. It's fab compared to paying for weightwatchers online which is what I used to do :-)

agadoo Mon 07-Jan-13 15:57:50

Now you may think I'm desperate but could we be friends on mfp ??? My nickname is fabiennelaurence

QuinnFabray Mon 07-Jan-13 16:07:17

I'm in. I was on the lose half a stone by Christmas thread. Did lose 3 pounds. Put it back on again.

I'm 9.7 stone, would like to lose 8lbs and get down to 8.13 - only because 8 stone something sounds better than 9 stone something!

Am sticking to 1200 calories a day, or 1400 if I exercise that day ( get really hungry when I exercise ).

thefarmerhasawife Mon 07-Jan-13 16:11:44

I'm happy to be friends on mfp but have no idea how to do it! My name on there is blondemummy :-)

choceyes Mon 07-Jan-13 16:12:42

I'm up for this.
I want to lose half a stone too, to get to my ideal weight. I'm 5'2 and small boned and half a stone is the difference between looking a little bit chubby and looking good, and I want to look good! My aim is half a stone in 6 weeks. Should be totally doable, theoretically, but as I'm not overweight anyway, it is difficult to shift these "extra" pounds.

My plan is:
Zumba twice or thrice a week.
Walking a lot.
Ab exercises everyday - it's really my abs I need to work on, after 2 DCs, 2 c-sections, I still look a bit pregnant and it makes me look bigger than I really am.
Eating more fruit and veg and cutting out almost all of the refined carbs, and having smaller portions of wholegrain carbs.

BensonBunny Mon 07-Jan-13 16:18:39

Can I join? I lost a stone with weightwatchers 18 months ago and I know most of it has gone back on but the sessions at work have stopped now. Tried using the online version but it doesn't motive me in the same way.

I haven't dared to weigh myself for months now. I will download mfp and try to get started.

sweetheart Mon 07-Jan-13 16:45:01

I'd like to come back too if that's ok. I was on the pre-xmas thread and lost about 5Ibs but put them back on over Xmas. I've got 8.5Ibs to go to my ultimate target weight which I have been working towards since September. I've lost 16.5Ibs since then and just need to shift this last bit.

I'm being matron of honour at a wedding in June - my bridesmaid dress arrives in Feb and I need to slim down before that as we ordered it a size smaller than I am now - ekkkk!!!!

I've been using mfp too so will try and add the names above if I can.

I'm planning to limit calories and do plenty of exercise, I want to be nice and tonned as well as light on the scales grin

choceyes I worked with a personal trainer last year and i can honestly say we did hardly any actual ab exercises but my tummy shrunk from doing circuit / cv type training using my own body weight. It's the best results I've ever had - don't get me wrong it was bloomin hard work but totally worth it!

BensonBunny Mon 07-Jan-13 16:48:48

OK, just downloaded the mfp app and discovered I tried this before but didn't do very well, I'm hoping support from everyone here can help me get there this time. My user name for mfp is BensonBunny (not good at thinking up names) agadoo and thefarmerhasawife I have sent you friend invites!

fedupofnamechanging Mon 07-Jan-13 18:30:05

Was on the other thread. just checking in. Have been eating like there is no tomorrow so want to shift about 10lbs.

GraduallyGoingInsane Mon 07-Jan-13 19:39:05

I've put on about a stone over Christmas (how?!!) and I'm pretty small in stature so it shows. I'd like to lose that stone, then I'll be back where I'm comfortable at.

SeeYouWhenISeeYou Mon 07-Jan-13 19:41:46

I need to lose 5 Kg but I'm eating ice cream as I type. Can I still join you?

plaingirly Mon 07-Jan-13 21:12:09

I have lost 11 pounds on MFP since November - long way to go yet! Never thought I would do calorie counting or exercise but am getting into it now! x

Joycey29 Mon 07-Jan-13 21:16:47

Yay - found you!

Am trying the 5/2 eating habit and weigh in tomorrow!
Lost 6.5 for Xmas but put all back on!
So am back to 10.12 and have 12 to lose!
So far going well - i hope- will let you all know outcome tomorrow!

sweetheart Mon 07-Jan-13 21:47:11

SYWISY - step away from the ice cream ;-)

Joy, will be interested in your results tomorrow. I'm tempted to try to 5/2 method. How many cals do you have on a 5 day?

Our gals are very similar so it will be interesting to see hw you get on too

MakeTeaNotWar Mon 07-Jan-13 22:09:46

Me please! Have 2 stone to lose after baby. Went to Slimming World for first time tonight, no scales at home so was shocked to see how heavy I really am. Will download MFP too

Joycey29 Mon 07-Jan-13 22:19:27

Hi Sweetheart -aiming at 1800 on a 'normal' day and below 550 on the two fast days.
Will see if it works tomorrow ............

ceeveebee Mon 07-Jan-13 22:23:47

I'm doing old-fashioned calorie counting, 1200 using mfp, plus exercising 2-3 times a week. Have lost a stone since 1 October, half of that in December alone when I started mfp. Am now below my pre pregnancy weight (had twins 14 months ago) but want to lose another 6lbs then I'll be happy

Have tried all sorts of diets in the past (Atkins, GI, meal replacements) but this seems to be the only way I can lose weight!

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