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Bloody f**king nora. Just weighed myself and I want to die.

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I can't even bring myself to type in my weight because I am so ashamed sad

I need to lose 3.5 stone before the end of May (going on holiday with a thin friend) I am doing My Fitness Pal (calorie counting) and I am going to do 1200 calories a day. It's brutal I know but then so was the reading on my scales this morning.

Effing Nora sad

nilbyname Mon 07-Jan-13 12:19:15

Try the Shred, hard as fuck, but you get results.

If you are hungry, have a glass of water then go and brush your teeth.

I need to lose a stone at least. Arsefaces.

everlong Mon 07-Jan-13 12:19:17


It's doable. Hard work but you can achieve it. Once that first 7 days is past you will be ok.

Where you going in May anywhere nice?

TheDeadlyDonkey Mon 07-Jan-13 12:19:51

If you have an iPhone or ipad, download the virtual gastric band hypnosis app - it's very good!

bedmonster Mon 07-Jan-13 12:21:30

At least you've got on the scales. I'm not going anywhere near mine grin
And now you can start to change. 1200 cals sounds like far too little but when I was on it, I had yog and berries (no honey), soup for lunch (no bread) and a sensible dinner (smaller portions), and even a couple of pieces of fruit and a little treat most days (couple of jaffa cakes, few squares of dark choc).
I also find planning my days food helps as it saves those desperately hungry scrabbles around in the cupboard. Also make sure you stay busy. I iron, organise photos, read, walk to see friends etc in the evenings when I would normally reach for a snack or glass of wine.

Good luck.

SPBInDisguise Mon 07-Jan-13 12:21:48

Join us on motivational monday thread
Good luck with MFP
I started at 16s6 and the weight dropped off to begin with - it really gave me motivation just when I needed it
You can do it btw

The Shred brings me out in hoves just thinking of it. Am going to start power-walking, 30 minutes a day, when DS is back at school. I am going to do it at night though so that no one can see me waddling about the streets like a demented weeble.

I am going to Puglia, everlong.

I have planned out my meals for today (have done the 1200 calories before and didn't find it too much of a struggle) I have had 2 boiled eggs for breakfast and a cup of fennel tea, am having cous cous for lunch with spiced vegetables and harissa chicken and bulgar wheat salad for dinner. That leaves me with 240 calories for snacks if I need them, have got oatcakes/flax seed cakes etc in stock.

RalphGnu Mon 07-Jan-13 12:25:57

I weighed myself at MIL's on Boxing Day and was mortified. I have never weighed as much as I do now. I reckon I need to lose at least 4 stone, but the gym's out of the question as I would have nobody to look after DS while I went.

The thought of the shred brings me out in a cold sweat. Is there any way of exercising and dieting that involves sitting down and eating crisps?

SPBInDisguise Mon 07-Jan-13 12:27:09

no but shred is 20mins of pain & listening to her annoying phrases then you get to sit down

Thanks SPB for the encouragement smile How much have you lost now and how long have you been doing it?

Getting on the scales has made me angry tbh. Angry at myself for letting myself become such a hambeast. sad But angers spurs you forward I think so this is good.

I know how you feel sad I feel and look like a right bloater, alongside My Fitness Pal I really want to do the Couch to 5k, but I'm scared.
Sorry for hijacking Baubles, I hate feeling so fat and unfit.

missnevermind Mon 07-Jan-13 12:28:56

Ralph I have recorded Chairobics on the fitness channel. Shall I report back when I have looked at it?grin

SPBInDisguise Mon 07-Jan-13 12:29:49

Yes, I remember being angry!
Lost almost 5 and a half stone, I've been doing it since last July which I realise is a long time but I lost a lot of weight very quickly, so worth doing for me even if I'd stuck at say 14stone. I am now hovering around the 11st mark and have grown too small for trousers I on;y dreamed of wearing at the beginning.
Do it. 3.5 stone may seem like a lot to lose but half a stone doesn't and that in itself will be worthwhile. I think I lost 6lb in my first week!

RalphGnu Mon 07-Jan-13 12:30:19

Ooh yes please! Chairobics sounds right up my street grin

Hijack away. We can support each other.

I have just thrown all of the leftover christmas chocolates in the bin and then emptied leftover mashed potato from last night all over them to ensure i don't go into the bin and scoff them out of the bin ahem

RalphGnu Mon 07-Jan-13 12:30:51

SPB, that's awesome, well done you!

SPBInDisguise Mon 07-Jan-13 12:31:26

or, without wanting to sound unwelcoming, start a support thread of your own since there seem to be a few of you starting now. Imagine what it could be like this time next year. Even by end of Feb you could have lost over a stone.

Willowme Mon 07-Jan-13 12:31:32

Mfp is great if you stick to it you will get results! Assuming it's the start of May you will need to loose over 2 pounds a week which is do-able and some weeks you might even loose more.

Good luck!!

That's amazing, SPB. What have you been doing exactly? <shuffles closer to SPB>

5.5 stone from July to now is incredible!

SPBInDisguise Mon 07-Jan-13 12:33:20

Wow I am fierce and bossy today
<kicks butts>

List all the reasons you need to do this. For me it was a diabetes scare (all in my own mind, bu I realised the next one probably wouldn't be). I was having joint pain. I realised I wa heading towards that age where I could be one of those unlucky young people to have a heart attack. I was wearing the 'least worst' item in my wardrobe.

SPBInDisguise Mon 07-Jan-13 12:33:50

no no sorry July 2011

RalphGnu Mon 07-Jan-13 12:34:08

Where's the Monday motivational thread SPB?

That's still remarkable, SPB, less than 2years. And you've done it healthily I bet?

I AM just going to do it. For definite.

Hullygully Mon 07-Jan-13 12:35:26

<sniggers at weeble buppy and ignores own scales and shrunken clothes>

I have today thrown all of xmas in the bin. It's a start.

SPBInDisguise Mon 07-Jan-13 12:36:56

Right, I started on MFP in April 2012 (was on foodfocus before)
When I started I was 200lb - so 14st4
I am now just under 11st2.

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