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*100 Day Challenge - Who's in?*

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AngryFeet Tue 18-Jun-13 11:38:32

So I have been slowly but surely losing weight and am now on the home stretch to the event I have been losing for. I am setting myself a challenge to get in the best shape I can in the next 100 days (I fly out in 100 days exactly today so works out pretty well ;)). I would like to lose around 2 stone and get to a size 14 but I just will do the best I can to be honest. I am currently 13st 7 (size 18).

Plan is to eat fairly low carb but not Atkins strict and do as much exercise as I can. I did my shoulder in packing the other day so need that to get better before I can start again but I am booked in for a local bootcamp class on Friday so hopefully it will be sorted soon!

Breakfast this morning was scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, lunch will be soup and dinner meat with tonnes of veg and gravy (I can't eat food plain so even though it isn't strictly low carb I am having it!).

Who fancies joining me?

trikken Fri 05-Jul-13 23:39:09

Well done yellowcanary that's fab.

I do find dh exercising at the same time really helps, tho cheeky git has lost 8 pounds in 5 days. He has cut out an enormous amount of junk food right out tho (think being given free shortbread etc at work and energy drinks.) I've lost 2 so thats better than nothing.

mrsfiddymont Fri 05-Jul-13 15:37:28

trikken am impressed at your exercising together, great incentive.

yellowcanary great weight loss in 5 weeks.

Only lost 1lb this week, disappointed with that as this week has been very hard work but a loss is a loss I guess, so this week I'm 11 7.

Anyone else a serial weigher? I MUST stop jumping on the scales daily grin.

YellowCanary1 Thu 04-Jul-13 20:15:20

managed to shift another 2lb this week bringing total to 1stone 3lb so far since ds was born 5 weeks ago. Still 3 stone to go!
Mainly healthy eating, breat feeding, running after an excitable toddler and putting baby in carrier and marching round our hilly woods with the dog. Was hoping for 4lbs this week but won't moan at 2lb!

trikken Thu 04-Jul-13 08:15:34

We both did the shred and mr motivator blt so have woken up quite achey this morning but I won't let it put me off. Im definitely more determined this time, measuring out my breakfast properly. In the short few days dh has already lost 3lb, im still the same.

mrsfiddymont Thu 04-Jul-13 07:33:33

Morning all and hello to the newcomers.

beechview I've only been doing this for about two weeks but I am impatient for results grin. I have never stuck to a diet for more than a couple of days so this is quite something for me. I have ditched the junk, been eating "clean", been walking and drinking gallons of water, which is unheard of for me. Just got to keep it up for as long as possible.

ethelb Welcome. I like your line of thinking...14 weeks sounds a lot more doable to me than 100 days, a pound a week for 14 weeks, result!!

ethelb Wed 03-Jul-13 21:14:42

I'm going to join you if I may? I am MFP'ing, have 14 lbs to lose (and there are 14 weeks in 100 days). I am experimenting with keeping my carbs under control, well under 100g a day.

Goes to get count down app for iphone grin

Beechview Wed 03-Jul-13 19:37:03

MrsFiddy I'm sure you'll notice a difference soon. How long have you been doing it?

Trikken that sounds like a good start!

I managed to stay mostly on the plan today. The only extra I had was a couple of home made cookies. OK so not the best but compared to what Ive been eating, its fab.
Excerise wise, I did go for a long walk and did some strenuous cleaning. Lots of hovering and mopping. I've not been able to do gym or shred this eve as have been busy with the kids and dh isn't back til later. I'm not sure I'll be able to do any tonight.

trikken Wed 03-Jul-13 13:09:36

Can I join you pls? I and my husband have just started to eat better and have started exercising in the attempt to both lose around four stones each. Dh even did the shred with me yesterday.

mrsfiddymont Wed 03-Jul-13 10:45:18

beechview thank you, I am very grin today.

Good luck with your new regime. I have ditched the junk (so far) and am drinking lots of water. I don't actually feel any better at the moment but hopefully in time!!

Beechview Wed 03-Jul-13 10:18:14

Angry Good luck with your move.

Mrsfiddymont grin Well done! its not sad at all and you've every right to be thrilled.

I think I'm ready to start properly. I have an 8month old who is a bit demanding and I've had a chesty cough for the last week or so so I haven't been very committed.

Yesterday, I felt such a mess. I was tired, indulged in too much junk food, the house was a tip, I felt really heavy and lethargic and realised that I don't want to live like this. Its only half a life!

So now I'm going to get back to exercising and I'm going to eat food that's healthful and nutritious.

This weight is coming off now and I want to feel normal again.

My plan for today is;

lots of water (I have filled a 2ltr jug)
chicken and salad, fruit
rice and lentils, yoghurt

exercise is walking to the gp and shops and then gym this evening for 1/2hr or shred if dh is back late.

mrsfiddymont Wed 03-Jul-13 09:40:40

Can I share a non scale victory please? I have a pair of work trousers that I really like. I shouldn't really wear them as they have always been a little whispey around the ankles....not today, today the hem rests on the top of my foot gringringrin.

I was a little demotivated at the beginning of the week as I found some scales printouts from Boots, I have been this weight since Feb 2012 and done nothing about it until now....fingers crossed it won't be another 18 months.

Apologies for the very self indulgent post but I am thrilled about the trousers, saddo that I am grin but I think for me it will be this sort of thing that keeps me going.

mrsfiddymont Tue 02-Jul-13 19:52:13

Angry good luck with the move.

AngryFeet Tue 02-Jul-13 14:22:38

Hope you are still doing well. Not checked in as in the middle of a move and things are very stressful! Helps the weightloss though smile See you in 10 days once we are hopefully in!

tibni Sun 30-Jun-13 09:59:25

Not had a good week food wise and today is my weigh in day later at gym shock. But tomorrow is another day and realistically it could have been far worse - I got my "hungry days of the month" and had to eat! Will confess my weigh in later but im thinking maybe + rather than -!

lowercase Sat 29-Jun-13 22:28:49

Same here ginger -
I'm starting again tomorrow...
Still drinking lots of water so that's a change I have stuck to.
Usually I'm a 10 teas a day lass.

Welcome canary.
Hope we can inspire you some how!
We've had a 4lb loss ( combined I think , all from one person ) and I put a cornetto back once grin

gingerchick Sat 29-Jun-13 19:35:42

Hi everyone, so this weekend went tits up and I am going to restart my hundred days on Monday I hope that's ok, I am hoping to get myself together by then this is harder than I thought!
Hope you've all had more will power than me

YellowCanary1 Fri 28-Jun-13 16:40:59

Hi all
Can I join. After recently having ds2 I have/ had a whopping 4.5 stone to lose. My self confidence is rock bottom. I love being a mum and going out with my two boys but hate going places where people know me as I think everyone stares and comments (logically this is all in my head I know!!). This includes visiting friends and family. Poor dh getting a raw deal as well as I can't imagine how he can find this blob attractive however much he reassures me! Been really focused since beginning of june and dropped 1st and 1lb mainly due to healthy eating, lots of walking and a very hungry ds who I breast feed. I'm currently 14st13lb and aiming for 11st7lb. (I'm 5ft10 and medium build so that is a slim weight for me.)
Be nice to have some people to share journey with.

mrsfiddymont Fri 28-Jun-13 16:20:12

gingerchick and lowercase thank you. Have to admit that this week has been far from enjoyable grin

lowercase Fri 28-Jun-13 15:58:38

Congrats Fiddy envy

lowercase Fri 28-Jun-13 15:57:44

Kettle chips
Haagen Daas
Pizza express
Coca cola

Family birthday yesterday...
Much better today, water and superfoods.

Also, Gok leggings from sainsbo's, good coverage.


gingerchick Fri 28-Jun-13 11:19:05

Well done Mrs Fiddy that's fab

mrsfiddymont Fri 28-Jun-13 08:35:19

11 8 this morning....-4lbs gringringrin

gingerchick Thu 27-Jun-13 11:56:40

Thank you becca you are so right I know that my girls notice more because of my low self esteem, really got to do something though because of my health if nothing else, beech I am doing a self hypnosis thing to try and get me to not hate water so much so I hope that helps, sleep is my biggest obstacle because I have MH issues so I sleep hardly at all and that affects my weight loss even if I've been good, today I have eaten 6 mini flapjack bites and diet coke I go from one extreme to the other! Am really hopeful that this will be the catalyst for getting me organised and motivated, gym on Saturday
Hope everyone is ok and thank you for your encouragement I really really appreciate it

BeccasBridesmaid Thu 27-Jun-13 11:03:31

Angry, sorry for the late reply, haven't had a chance to check back for a day or two. Bridesmaid buddies sounds good :-)

Sorry your anxiety is making things difficult for you. Could the attempt to lose weight be causing the anxiety? I find that happens to me. I've been struggling all week with making good food choices and with exercising, and have been really feeling stressed rotten myself. So I've given myself today off (although no binging allowed!), and I feel much better. I will try to do a menu for the next few days when I get home this evening.

Would serving your food on a side plate instead of a dinner plate help you at all? And eating slowly? When I try that, I find I'm fuller on less food. I also just keep crisps and goodies in the house that I'm not keen on, but my son is.

Don't fret about exercise, a PP gave great advice re armchair exercises. You can sit there clenching your bum cheeks or holding your stomach muscles in for as long as possible. Or have a can of beans in each hand and do seated weight-lifting.

lower Well done for putting the cornetto back, I applaud your willpower and respectfully request any that you may have spare... smile Er, willpower that is, I don't need any cornettos!

ginger Please, please don't hate yourself. Without meaning to sound harsh, hating yourself is actually a worse example than being overweight. Just be yourself (waaay easier said than done, I know), and show your gorgeous girls how to have a healthy approach to food. They love you as you are, follow their example. And keep posting, we're all here for each other. <hug>

Beech Thank you for your tips, they're excellent. I'm working on drinking around 2ltrs of water a day. Now the weather is better, I really should try to get out more, take my DS out for walks and a run around at the park. Well, he'll run, I'll heavily trot for about a minute, then collapse in a wheezy, sweaty heap grin

Beechview Thu 27-Jun-13 10:37:05

Through my various attempts at losing weight, I have discovered that I'm only successful if I
- have enough sleep
- drink lots of water
- eat a small breakfast and have lunch and dinner organised
- stay out of the house as much as possible and be busy with chores and kids when I'm in.
- do some exercise which is often long walks (helps me stay out of the house and getting some fresh air somewhere green is very beneficial)

Just passing it on in case it helps anyone smile

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