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Need to loose 4 stone - need a buddy or two!

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OnlyWantsOne Mon 24-Sep-12 08:18:47

I need to loose 4 stone and Im not sure where to start or what way to go

My relationship with food has necer Been a healthy one
But im over weight & it needs to go

I'm 25 - with 3 small children - self employed
Children are 5, 1 and 4 weeks

I'm 5ft 7
oh my goodness 13stone 12

I need to be just under 10 stone ideally

Help & inspiration / buddy needed!

OnlyWantsOne Mon 24-Sep-12 12:44:19

Just joined myfitneaspal!!

pookey Mon 24-Sep-12 13:30:15

Hi onlywantsone - I could share a lot of your sentiments but you have a 4 week old and sounds like you have a lot on.

I will join you in eating healthily trying not to binge but you are still officially post natal no way you need to count calories or weigh yourself. Are you bf, if so don't drop below 1800 cals if you do decide to calorie count.

I am only doing a monthly weigh in so prob a boring diet buddy. Currently trying 5:2 but that puts stress on your body so prob one to try when your body has had more time to recover from giving birth.

I have 3 too but the youngest is nearly 2 and oldest 7. Loosing weight is pretty easy in your 20s if you put your mind to it (in my 30s now and def harder) so maybe wait 6 months and then really go for it? x

pookey Mon 24-Sep-12 13:47:39

sorry generalising - losing weight not necc easy for everyone in their twenties but annecdotedly it can be - really meant you don't need to rush yourself smile

OnlyWantsOne Mon 24-Sep-12 14:17:59

I really need to shift some - I feel horrid

Yes I am breast feeding. MFP have set me the goal of 1250 a day.

pookey Tue 25-Sep-12 01:12:46

1250 is really low, app bf uses up 500 so thats the same as someone not bf having 750. I guess if you didn't account for bf on mfp you should prob be aiming for 1750 cals? Do you lose weight easily in the past when bf?

How about if you buy some new non maternity clothes you can still lose weight but look good at the same time and feel better about yourself.

Aspiemum2 Tue 25-Sep-12 01:22:34

I'll join you if that's ok. Got roughly the same to lose. Have 4 month old twins so baby weight still lingering.

Really struggling to get motivated and missing my favourite jeans.

I eat when bored or depressed. I eat to celebrate, whatever the reason I just love food! Have downloaded fitness app and will fill I'm details tomorrow

Lets get slim together grin hopefully I won't fail this time

Oneflipflop Sat 29-Sep-12 06:44:37

Sorry, bit late to this....desperate to lose 4 stone, one child who is now 6 .... so I really have no excuse.
I'm 5'8 and want to get down to 11.5

HermioneHatesHoovering Sat 29-Sep-12 08:43:15

OnlyWantsOne-at the calorie level you mentioned above you will lose your milk, there is no way that is the right amount for you to be eating when you are bf.

Have a look at this it works out for you how many cals your body burns just doing nothing.

Then have a read of this

RightBuggerforGOLD Sat 29-Sep-12 15:54:18

Thats bollocks Hermione. Milk supply is proportional to how much baby feeds, NOT how much the mother eats, at all.

I am bf my now 11 week old ds. I started 5:2 when he was about 3 weeks, but i am doing 4:3, so 500 cals a day three days a week. The other days tend to be around 1300 or 1400 calories sometimes more, occasionally less. No problem with bf or milk at all and ds is a big bouncy healthy baby perfectly on the 75th centile.

I have lost 1st 8lb in 7 weeks, mostly a pretty steady 3 lb a week. Come and have a look at the 5:2 thread if you like. Xx

pookey Sat 29-Sep-12 23:02:43

rbforg that's amazing and well done. Guess it just shows we are all different and maybe it's not too early for op to diet. My experience though was that I felt dizzy, and shakey when I tried 5:2 bf, whereas now feel totally fine doing it that I have stopped bf.

Babieseverywhere Sun 30-Sep-12 07:56:01

Everyone is right !

Breastfeeding mothers of exclusively breasted baby need an additional 500 calories to ensure the mother has enough calories.

However you can calorie count and lose weight and it won't affect quality I'd quantity of milk but mother might suffer if calories are very low.

My fitness pal has several options for breastfeeding mothers. Under the food choices search for breastfeeding and add one to your daily diary, this will give you the extra calories you may need. You don't have to eat all these calories unless you are hungry but it will remind you that you might need them.

Babieseverywhere Sun 30-Sep-12 08:02:56

I forgot to say it can work, I have lost five stone whilst breastfeeding, including two stone whilst being pregnant AND breastfeeding ! (with my midwifes knowledge)

You can do it OP smile

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