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Two stone by Xmas!

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Tweenangst Thu 18-Jul-13 20:39:23

I really need to lose four stone but thought would start with a realistic amount to lose in this time frame. Anyone up for joining me? I am sure it will be easier with others.

Rebelrebel Thu 18-Jul-13 21:13:56

Yes! I have put on two stone due to dodgy thyroid and poor eating habits in the last few months. Am ready to lose it again, thank you very much! I have very few clothes that fit properly. Am going to cut down on carbs and basically eat more mindfully.

drinkyourmilk Thu 18-Jul-13 21:18:55

How odd!
I've got four to loose, and I'm aiming for 2 by Xmas. Started two weeks ago and have done 3lbs. This week will be a flop though as I've come on and am drowning myself in wine and chocolate.
How are you planning on managing it?
I was going to do the 5:2 but I'm like a women possessed on no food.
Now I'm counting calories using my fitness pal ap.

redwellybluewelly Thu 18-Jul-13 21:51:55

I have two and a half stone to lose after my second pregnancy. Would like to have lost two stone by Christmas as I go back to work in January and have absolutely no money to buy new work clothes!

Most successful WOE I've been on in the past is low carb but that affected my milk supply and DC2 is only six weeks so want to simply cut the crap and have some support to do so.

We also need to cut household costs, in a big way as DH is facing redundancy early next year.

Im not sure what the best diet would be so would love suggestions? DH could also do with losing some weight but he does get genuinely hungry ans tends to snack if he doesn't feel 'full'.

EverythibgisonmyMurtaughlist Thu 18-Jul-13 22:02:05

Oh yes please! I'm heading back to the gym on Sunday, doing 6/7 45 min classes per week. It's the food thing that I struggle with so any suggestions gratefully received.

Tweenangst Fri 19-Jul-13 07:28:02

Yay, this should be easier with lots of us. I haven't got any specific diet in mind, as I find most too restrictive. I think it is going to be a case of plenty of salads/soups, fish, and chicken and much less of carbs. My sticking point is wine, which I seem to ingest at a rate of knots. I genuinely was worried about the fact that I was not losing weight and thought I had a medical condition, until I started using MFP and realised I was taking myself over the calorie limit with booze all the bloody time. So the wine has all gone, and its going to be a long dry summer!

YonilyDevotedToYou Fri 19-Jul-13 07:38:30

Hi, I don't want to join you but just came on to say you can do this as I did it last year with exactly the same time frame. This is what I did, in case it helps:
Fruit and yoghurt for breakfast, or a scrambled egg on one slice of toast with marmite at the weekends.
Soup for lunch, aiming for a hearty filling soup containing protein- I bought the fresh tubs and found the supermarket ones nicer than Covent Garden and much cheaper. Or sometimes a salad with chicken or tuna.
Normal-ish dinner, but with very small portions of carbs and lots of veg.
I snacked on low-fat yoghurts, fruit and had a little finger of Milky Way if I was craving chocolate and a packet of snack a jacks if I was craving crisps.
I tried to do some exercise every day, either swimming, running or a fitness DVD, or if I couldn't, just walked more quickly! I started at this time last year at 11 st 2 and was 9 st 4 by Christmas.
Don't know if you wanted that much detail, but hope it might be useful smile

Tweenangst Fri 19-Jul-13 07:51:36

Thanks yonily, sounds pretty much what I am aiming for smile. Have just weighed now and it's bad, pretty much heavier now than at any point in my life 14.09. But am not focusing on that, am going to focus on the fact that by Christmas I will be half way there. Need to fit at least half an hour of exercise into my day also. Not sure how will achieve this today as have a manic one. I think it may be a brisk evening walk/slow fat lady jog!

YonilyDevotedToYou Fri 19-Jul-13 07:54:05

Good luck tween, hope it goes well for you and I'm sure you will do it!

chubbymomie2012 Fri 19-Jul-13 07:57:08

Count me in. I have 4 stone to loose also. id like to loose at least 2 by christmas. I have dug out all my old diet books and magazine and am gonna make a menu for the week. GOOD LUcK. i will be watching for hints on how to incorporate exercise into a day looking after my 4 kiddies. :-)

redwellybluewelly Fri 19-Jul-13 09:29:14

tween if it helps you it'll be a long dry summer for me too as I'm breastfeeding and Co sleeping which aren't a good mix with alcohol. A proper arse because theres nothing I like better than an ice cold lager on very hot days! (Although I can also do damage to bottles of wine)

yonily thank you for that, with DC1 my body held onto galf a stone until I finished feeding but although ive les to lose this time I have more impact on my stomach after a CS.

We could share some meal plans perhaps? I have to ensure I'm getting enough calories because of feeding so exercise will be key. DC2 so far is a sleeper and only feeds every 3-4hours so I'm considering postnatal swim classes as they have a creche.

redwellybluewelly Fri 19-Jul-13 09:31:11

Damn phone.

Also on days when I have my older child walking to the furthest away park pushing both DC, on days with her at nursery attempting swimming or a run in the evening.

Anyone tried couch to 5k?

verymerryberries Fri 19-Jul-13 19:54:31

I would like to join too! 2 stone by Christmas seems like a realistic target. I just want to try and cut out the crap and I plan on recording everything on MFP and sticking to a set number of calories.
I tried to go running earlier in the week, god it is hard! But it made me realise how unfit I am and so I intend to do some form of exercise daily I may regret saying this...

ladylambkin Fri 19-Jul-13 20:00:53

Sounds like a very achievable target. I'd like to join you too. 3 years ago I lost 3 stones in 5 months following scottish slimmers. I have of course gained it all because I am greedy for wine! I have managed to lose 13 lbs since January ( well January to March) and have maintained since march. I am 13 8 today and would love to be 11 stone by Christmas....I'm 5ft 7 so that would make me a big 12/small 14.

TrixyPixie Fri 19-Jul-13 20:24:06

I'm in! Can't post properly as on phone, but wanted to mark my place. I also have 4 stone total to lose, but two stone would mean clothes that fit. grin

2children2cats Fri 19-Jul-13 22:04:58

Can I join? My baby is now 6 months and after the initial quick weight loss, I have stagnated with 2.5 stone still to lose. I am back at work in September so want to have established some healthy habits before then (not long now!) and would love to be close to target by Christmas.
I am terrible at looking for a quick fix and have every diet book known to mankind. I just can't seem to find the long term motivation that I need to stick at something. Hopefully having some online support might help!!

2boys3girls Fri 19-Jul-13 22:26:21

I have 2 stone to lose but the scales seem to have halted in my progress. My self esteem is at its lowest

Tweenangst Sat 20-Jul-13 10:08:06

Hi everyone, it's so nice to have others who are in the same boat, and we WILL be much slimmer by Christmas. I went shopping early this morning so managed to leave kids and DH in bed. Therefore a lovely, chocolate free salad heavy shop! I have treated myself to some sushi for lunch (replaced wine as weekend treat) and have a whole,trout for tea which I am just going to bake in foil with spinach, garlic, onions and lemon. I will have some peas/sweet corn and green beans also. Phew, tired just thinking about cooking that, what is everyone else having?

IBlameThePenguins Sat 20-Jul-13 11:30:42

Can i join please? 2 stone to shift since having ds 4 months ago. Am also BFing... have a wobbly old c section tum to try & sort!

2children2cats Sat 20-Jul-13 11:39:32

I am a disaster, walked to tesco ( hour there and back) and bought a Rachel's yogurt with granola for breakfast, where is the problem I hear you ask?
We just filled up with petrol and have scoffed a sharing size bag of Thai sweet chilli crisps between 2! So cross with myself but still hungry.
I am sure I am hungrier if I eat breakfast than if I don't. We are on the way to the inlaws for a BBQ so will try and fill up on salad and chicken rather than burgers and wedges!

Tweenangst Sat 20-Jul-13 12:48:30

2children2cats, sorry but I did laugh, this is a me thing to do. Last night I drank nearly two bottles of wine as we had a party. This was about three hours after professing not to drink for the summer. Back on it today though blush

escape Sat 20-Jul-13 12:56:49

Anyone else dieting with a HUGE appetite. I HAVE to start - very sedentary lifestyle - No excuses now, but my appetite is HUGE.. sad never full and constantly thinking about food. Really getting me down.

2children2cats Sat 20-Jul-13 14:50:18

Tweenangst I'm glad it is not just me. My dh is fed up of me starting diets so I try to just start in my head instead of telling him but it doesn't work (nothing works)!
I had 2 sausages, half a steak and a piece of chicken with salad and 2 potatoes, so not perfect. So far I have only had one glass of wine, but we are about to crack open the fizz, just need to resist the deserts and the cheese board...

Tweenangst Sat 20-Jul-13 15:39:26

2children, have the wine and enjoy the sunshine, very reserved on the BBQ eating!

2children2cats Sat 20-Jul-13 18:43:17

We left the sunshine behind, it has been cloudy and breezy in the midlands!

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