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30 day challenge-anyone in?

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awaywego1 Tue 13-Nov-12 12:46:38

So it's a month now until all my Christmassy stuff starts properly. My work night out is on the 14th. I've been fannying about and not doing anything about this extra weight for the last year and I need to make a start now. I don't have loads to lose-I'm 5.2 and 9.8 but I'm feeling really wobbly and sluggish and all my clothes are too tight. So I'm going to:
1) be healthy eating-under maintenance cals-lots of fruit and veg, more protein and less snarky rubbish.
2) no drinking in the week-recently I've been drinking nightly 1-2glasses of wine and this is no good for mind or body.
3) Some hand weights, sit ups, a walk or the shred daily-this may be tricky as I do have health problems but I will try my best.
Anyone in with their own pre Christmas challenge? smile

peachypips Tue 13-Nov-12 14:10:11

Yes! Just thinking this this morn. I pledge to lose 8 pounds and exercise hard twice weekly. :-)

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Tue 13-Nov-12 14:15:20

I'm in too. smile Would like to lose a stone.

Sunseed Tue 13-Nov-12 14:51:07

Oh, I've been fannying about for ages not actually getting on with losing weight. I keep on starting running and trying to eat well but then get sidetracked and it all slides horribly backwards again. I want to feel good about dressing up for Christmas events and stop feeling fat and frumpy.

I am going to:

Cut back on wine
Run (or walk/run) 3-4 times per week
Shred on each day that I don't run

RufflingFeathers Tue 13-Nov-12 14:59:53

I'll join you. This time last year I stopped snacking between meals and did more exercise and lost 1.5stone+ without 'dieting' as such.
I've kept it all off, but some of the good habits I established (not snacking/exercise), have become a little inconsistent.

I'd love to do some Shreds again, and feel like my arms are toned !

So for me:

1) no snacking between meals or in evenings
2) no crisps at all (they are my weakness rather than choc)
3) exercise 3x a week at least
4) 3 pieces of fruit/veg at least per day

How does that sound?

awaywego1 Tue 13-Nov-12 15:33:47

That all sounds excellent! grin Glad im not alone! There's something about it being a month which makes it feel more manageable-although I will pick it up again post Xmas. I need to lose around a stone but would be happy with 4-5 pounds. Am tracking on myfitnesspal for now to get my head around it all.

Jes33 Tue 13-Nov-12 20:31:56

Yup count me in too! Hopefully you guys might help me! Have put on about a stone in past 2 years when I started working from home. That has come to an end and kids both at school so no excuse. For me it's snacking on all sorts of rubbish ESP sweets and choc and crisps and biscuits. Need to cut them all out and up my exercise. Looking forward to kicking it off tomorrow!

NotNeeemo Tue 13-Nov-12 21:10:30

I too am up for this challenge, slimming world, 3 days exercise cut back on wine.... Lose a stone grin

awaywego1 Tue 13-Nov-12 21:15:23

Well I've done 2days now-no alcohol and eating less-under 1200 cals ouch
Haven't managed to do any exercise yet as I've been unwell but am planning to do something tommorow evening if I feel better enough.

TwllBach Tue 13-Nov-12 21:25:53

I'm really bad at keeping up with threads, but I'm putting my name down grin I lost a stone in seven weeks, starting September, then had half term blush

I just cut out snacking and lunch Monday to Friday but then still have takeaway/breakfast/lunch/snacks on weekends. I'm following the same pattern and am hoping to lose at least another half stone in the next five weeks although another stone would be nice

awaywego1 Wed 14-Nov-12 11:06:55

Today i am in the terrible biscuit place of work, am trying my hardest to resist temptation. Somewhat spurred on by the fact that when i weighed in this morning i was down 2 pounds, obviously mainly water but was super happy to be under 9 and a half stone!
Hope everyone else is doing well..we will look glorious and feel amazing in our party frocks-oh yes ;)

Jahan Wed 14-Nov-12 11:47:29

Id like to join.
I had a baby 4 weeks ago by c section so im not exercising yet. I'll start walking with the buggy in a week or so.
I want to get rid of my jelly belly by xmas when we ll be hav
ing a big family get together.
My plan is 3 healthy meals a day, 1 treat (am being :-) ) and snack on fruit.
Today the plan is
2 oatibix, apple
Cheese salad roll, tomato soup
Fun size choc
Salmon, veg noodles

RufflingFeathers Wed 14-Nov-12 13:30:28

Hello All, not doing super great so far today !! got back at lunchtime and was starving so ate two biscuits before I even made lunch - such empty calories !!
But have managed to stay away from crisps in cupboard - yeahh !

Jahan - am impressed that you can even contemplate weightloss at this point!

Away - cos you started this thread, you've got to inspire us all with your encouraging stories, ha ha ! so well done on resisting the biscuits !

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Wed 14-Nov-12 13:40:09

Had a salad last night and a couple of weight watchers crackers and that's all I had yesterday.

Only had Broccoli and cheese the day before.

Haven't eaten yet today, trying to be strategic about it but have worked out at Physio.

I swear the Physios exercises are worse than the Shred!

CiderwithBuda Wed 14-Nov-12 13:44:21

Can I join please?

I joined WW last January and did really well and by June had lost 33 lbs. It has all gone a bit hit and miss since then and I have regained almost half a stone. Went back to WW yesterday after not going for four weeks and am back in the right headspace now.

Am crap at exercising. Always manage to find something else to do!

But I was going to a toning machine place and walking there and back and it made a huge difference so from Monday I will start that again. Am in midst of decluttering the house and have lots of other things on this week but will try to do something - even if it is just dancing around the kitchen!

Jahan Wed 14-Nov-12 14:39:44

Rufflingfeathers I have to lose some weight asap as i seriously can't get into any clothes except jogging/yoga pants. I feel terrible.
Im also taking the next 30 days as time to sort myself out.
Im taking a good multi vit plus some liquid vit d, drinking 8 glasses of water, switching to green tea, using a whitening toothpaste, oil cleansing my skin and using a moisturiser daily and putting oil in my hair once a week.
Hopefully I'll look and feel less frumpy in a months time :-)

awaywego1 Wed 14-Nov-12 15:03:55

Ruffling-encouraging stories? erm i'm bloody starving! but determined not to go over calories today, so far ive had a slice of marmite on toast, banana, apple and yogurt. I'm planning spicy soup for tea and a curly wurly as a treat grin Im also going to try and do my hand weights watching tele and a few sit ups. Really craving a wine-but i am not having one until friday!
Well done to everyone giving it a go-be spurred on by christmas cake at the end of it all!

awaywego1 Wed 14-Nov-12 15:05:18

Jahan-i like your eight glasses of water a day, i'll steal that one. I'm vit d deficient so must remember to take my supplement daily too. Would fully reccomend it to anyone.

CiderwithBuda Wed 14-Nov-12 15:10:45

Schro - is that really all you ate all day?? You can't keep that up. Not good for you.

Away - have more protein. Fills you up longer.

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Wed 14-Nov-12 15:18:08

Recovering from a sickness bug! I can't really eat more than that or I feel ill. sad

awaywego1 Wed 14-Nov-12 19:17:48

Schro-hope you feel better soon smile

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Wed 14-Nov-12 21:53:54

Thank you. smile Just that bloody winter sickness thing. Feeling a lot better now, it's just I couldn't really eat anything so taking it slowly. smile

awaywego1 Wed 14-Nov-12 23:02:36

Glad you're feeling better, those sicky bugs can really linger.
Good day food wise although I definately need to up the protein to stave odd hunger. Didn't get time to do the sacked off the exercise so will try again tommorow.
Hope you've all had a good day.

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Thu 15-Nov-12 11:57:50

Hey, thanks and yeah they can.

Glad you had a good day. I am loving weight watchers crackers. I got the garlic and herb ones and they are yummy and really low calorie (55 per 4 crackers), laughing cow cheese on them, the extra light ones are only 20 calories a triangle!

Had egg mayonaise salad last night. Got Hellmans extra light mayonaise and it's only 10 calories a tbsp!

Done some exercise at physio as well, weights and stuff and done some sit ups at home.

So far, I have lost over a stone since the bug started. Now 10st and need to lose another 1 and a half.

Hope you and everyone else has a good day today! smile

Jes33 Thu 15-Nov-12 15:51:37

Good day here yesterday food wise and managed an exercise class and dog walk..... Today though is miserable here and drank coffee all morning and one biscuit!! No dog walk yet although might try later. Intending to cook a nice dinner too - saw in WW magazine and looks quite easy. Chicken with olives and tomatoes and cous cous. Will let you know how it tastes. Trying to resist standing on scales every day too.

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