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I'm setting myself a 13 week challenge...

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WildRumpus Wed 13-Feb-13 20:30:40

How goes it? I've been watching your thread with interest. I want to lose about a stone by May. Mostly i want to tone my tummy uptot not feel ashamed in swimwear this summer. I have downloaded the shred and plan to start tomorrow.

Ponks Fri 08-Feb-13 21:27:25

So how is it going Counting? Shred does get lesspainful easier after a few days!

CountingDownAndUp Tue 05-Feb-13 10:16:48

Thank you ponks, I'm not looking forward to doing the shred, from what I remember its paaaaaainful!

Your right it is like a switch, well done on your weightloss, that's great, hope I can get on as well as you!

Ponks Tue 05-Feb-13 09:02:32

Well you could aim for 1lb a week which should be do-able - or you could go for being 11stone which should also be doable without too much pain.

I'm doing much the same thing this year, I have bumbled along getting fatter & fatter over the last few years, gradually giving up exercise (which I used to love) and eating more & more. At the beginning of January it was like a switch went on in my head and I decided to do something about it. Since 7 Jan (when I was your weight) I have lost about 8lb through cutting down/eating sensibly and doing the Shred. I feel much more toned and fitter already. Still have a long way to go but I do feel much better about myself which is motivating to begin with. smile

So I am wishing you all the best as I know exactly how you feel.

CountingDownAndUp Tue 05-Feb-13 08:46:26

Oh and I'm 12st4 as of yesterday morning.

I've just dug out the 30day shred and the bike pump to fix my bike so I can ride to work tomorrow...I've never felt so motivated!

CountingDownAndUp Tue 05-Feb-13 07:42:28

Sorry I left loads out of my OP, was just feeling so determined to get it written down!

I've always been on a general diet and took about a year to lose a stone, but I wasn't trying hard and although I wanted to loose weight I didn't care too much.

I've just been looking at last years holiday photos and I look so big. I can remember feeling good about myself and then seeing the photos and having a cry, but I've managed to block it out and carry on bumbling along....til dp said this years holiday is booked and I've suddenly got this major drive to see how much I can lose from now to then.

Sorry for the essay just wanted to explain and thank you if u got thru it!

I'm going to do a mix of calorie counting and the 5:2 diet (I like that when I fail on a fast day I've still had a really good!)

I don't know about goals, what's a good suggestion? What's doable in 13 weeks?

Ponks Mon 04-Feb-13 22:07:58

Good for you! How much do you want to lose? Set yourself some targets along the way to help yourself along.

Erebus Mon 04-Feb-13 21:12:47

Give us your start weight, goal weight and chosen method! We'll cheer from the side lines!

CountingDownAndUp Mon 04-Feb-13 15:36:38

And I have to write it down here to make it real and offer anyone to join in/poke me with a stick.

Holiday is booked for 6th May and I'm drawing a line in bumbling along and want to keep a running total from now til then of just how much I can lose.

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