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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.

redwellybluewelly Sat 20-Jul-13 20:35:09

DH and I replaced the batteries in our scales today and the stuation is even more dire than I thought! I'm 13.12 and I was 11.0 on my wedding day - and 11.5 before falling pregnant both times.

So. Aim is to exercise for thirty minutes every
day, whether that be walking to the park with eldest or walking in and out of town with youngest. I'm thinking of taking some days out on the train to encourage me to walk more and doing C25K LINK

Breakfast - Muesli (weighed) with skimmed milk and a yoghurt - when it gets cooler I'll eat porridge
Morning snack - a banana or low fat yoghurt
Lunch - Salad with olives and a protein such as chicken, tuna or mackerel
Dinner - as usual but careful portion control, any leftovers eaten next day not as seconds.

Also sticking to absolutely no processed sugar or squash, and key perhaps is the aim to drink four pints of water a day. Ans <sob> no alcohol!

2children2cats Sun 21-Jul-13 21:01:23

How did today go everyone? I had another BBQ and have a funeral wake to get through tomo and then I will be on the wagon so to speak!

redwellybluewelly Sun 21-Jul-13 22:34:08

I'm sorry for your loss 2children2cats

Today was ok ish. I did the food shop and had my healthy lunch, cut out the squash ans drank three pints of water. Had a little ones party to go to and a real spread had been laid on but I avoided the crisps and biscuits and had a minute piece of cake. Dinner was a roast chicken with salad and new potatoes, I weighed my portion.

Also had fruit for snacks and ate my very last french fancy. Onwards and upwards!

hellsbells99 Sun 21-Jul-13 22:59:09

Can I join too please. Need to loose at least 4 stone so losing 2 by xmas would be a start.

Tweenangst Mon 22-Jul-13 13:31:53

Bad day today, went to ikea so had to have bloody meatballs! Uurrgh feel so annoyed with myself now, salad only tonight to compensate sad weigh day for me is Friday, but lets here anyone's successes if you weigh day is before then

redwellybluewelly Mon 22-Jul-13 14:24:15

Today's going ok, exercise wise I took the toddler to the park but had to cone home after an hour because it was just too hot. Also trying to increase the amount of water I'm drinking.

Breakfast I had muesli (no sugary cereal) with a portion of 0% fat yoghurt which was very very tasty. That kept me going to lunch which was salad, leftover roast chicken from last night, a few olives and cous cous with a pint of water. I've just had a banana as well.

Dinner is a chicken stir fry with LOADS of vegetables. Might try the park again this afternoon but its crazy hot here.

Has anyone seen that supermarket programme from last week talking about how different foods can help lose weight?

2children2cats Mon 22-Jul-13 20:06:00

Thank you redwelly, it was a sad but lovely day. I didn't eat too badly and am not hungry now so hopefully a general lack of calories will negate the sausage rolls!
Your food sounds really good for the day.
My plan for tomorrow is to go to the gym in the morning (please let the baby sleep through), then have porridge with cinnamon for breakfast, chicken salad with quinoa at lunch (just discovered how I should have been pronouncing quinoa over the years, oops!) and then sweet potato and chilli for tea. I need to up my water intake and try not to eat any rocky road/tiffin/other delicious high calorie goodies... Fingers crossed my willpower won't desert me on the official first day.
Two of my closest friends were at the funeral today and they looked really good, one of them has been hitting the gym and it dawned on me that you do actually need to work hard to look good, there isn't a magic answer. Now just need to act on this newly discovered fact!

2children2cats Mon 22-Jul-13 20:08:06

I didn't watch the programme but it sounds right up my street, what channel was it on? And what do I need to eat?!
I really wish I liked eggs as they seem to be some kind of superfood when it comes to weight loss, all of my many diet books recommend eggs for breakfast.
I was 11st 8 this morning and I want to be about 9st 2.

redwellybluewelly Mon 22-Jul-13 21:52:49

It was bbc, I watched it on iplayer but can't remember the name. Will find out tomorrow. It does indeed take effort to look good - someone I met up with today has been looking fantastic for months and today happened to drop into conversation that they have taken up running which has doubled my determination to do the couch to 5k. We'll all look amazing by Christmas if we can support each other!

Tomorrow I'll have the same breakfast but with added temptation as DH has cooked a beautiful malt loaf which him and DD1 have for their breakfasts. I also made a banana cake today hoping to freeze it for DD1's snacks but DH has cut into it and it smells so good so will have to try to avoid that too!

Stir fry went down a treat but I am hungry so made some fennel tea which is meant to be great for appetite suppression. I've a big ham salad for lunch tomorrow with homemade pork kebabs for dinner in pittas with even more salad.

Dieting seems easier in the summer, I love winter food and big cooked meals.

Rugbylovingmum Tue 23-Jul-13 01:43:09

Hi all, can I join you too please. I started out with just over 4 stone to lose but have lost 10.5lb since joining Rosemary Conley a month ago. I'd love to get another 2 stone off by xmas/my 35th in Jan. I need to go to a class and get weighed in otherwise it's always a case of 'I'll start my diet tomorrow' and RC includes a bit of exercise too - it's been good but a bit of support/chat during the week would be fantastic.

I'm thinking about doing the couch to 5k too once the weather is a bit cooler. I ran a couple of half marathons many, many years ago and enjoyed it - now I can barely run to answer the phone! I have The Shred dvd sitting on my bookshelf too but haven't had the courage to put it on yet. I've been doing a Body Pump class plus my RC workout but need to add in at least 1 more session of something. I'm a bit scared what my poor body is going to look like when I lose the weight (an extra 4 stone plus a couple of pregnancies have not been good to my rubbish stretchmark-prone skin) and I'm convincing myself a bit of exercise will cure everything <fingers crossed>.

2children2cats Tue 23-Jul-13 09:51:13

Rugbylovingmum 10.5 lbs in a month is fantastic, I keep losing and gaining the same 3lbs which is so annoying!
I read that if you lose weight slowly your skin is meant to cope better ( that's what I am telling myself).
I had my porridge after the gym and am hungry again so have shared half a nakd bar with my daughter. I need to go food shopping to buy all the healthy food I am going to eat this week and have a major sort of the house it is a tip.

BitchyHen Tue 23-Jul-13 10:05:44

Hi everyone, I'd like to join too. I have at least 4 stone to lose. I lost a stone and a half due to health problems in January but it's all gone back on as I haven't been very mobile. I'm pretty much recovered now but need to get fitter and stronger. The good news is I will have access to a free gym at work from September however I need to diet. I've played the 'I'm ill - I need treats' card for too long!

redwellybluewelly Tue 23-Jul-13 21:19:40

rugbylovingmum theres a great thread in Sports and Exercise whichmI'm following all about C25k. I'm giving it four weeks to get accustomed to this diet then starting.

Ok. So breakfast and lunch fine. About 4pm I had a thin slice of husbands malt bread. Avoided all cake. Had pork kebabs but rather fell into the mayonnaise jar and have just had another thin slice of the malt bread. It has however been the day from hell (2 DC under three and older one has additional needs) I've spent most of it in tears - despite that we took a long long walk to the shop to buy salad and I didn't buy any snacks!.

And I've drunk all my water.

2children2cats Tue 23-Jul-13 21:39:51

Get u redwelly, wish I could say the same!

I had my porridge and half a nakd bar, then 3 chocolate fingers at a play date, followed by another naked bar, then a sensible lunch (quinoa, salad and salmon) followed by a kit Kat (why?), then my tea. Unfortunately dh dished up tea and served me a massive portion, instead of leaving it I ate it all and had a glass of wine to go with it.

What is more alarming is that is still a significant improvement on how I ate last week! I need to keep a food diary and try to shame myself into not eating the crap.

2children2cats Tue 23-Jul-13 21:55:18

Redwelly I've just noticed that your 2nd dc is only 6wks old so the fact that you are even out of the house is a massive achievement.
It must be doubly hard if your eldest has additional needs, I found 2 ridiculously hard and to be breast feeding and dieting too, you are superwoman!

Mum2Fergus Tue 23-Jul-13 22:12:31

Evening all, can I chum you all along?! I'm at my heaviest ever hmm made a start on healthier eating last week...and replacing Diet Coke with water...7 days in and I've lost 6lbs. Very happy with that but know the hard thing is keeping up the momentum. So, started 17 3lbs now 16 11lbs, next weigh in on Sat smile

redwellybluewelly Tue 23-Jul-13 22:19:50

2children2cats (how about 2c2c as a nickname grin )

I'm truly not superwoman, I'm struggling a great deal but keeping busy and out of the house somehow saves my sanity. Baby only wants to feed every 2-3 hours and until today spent much of the time sleeping. As for dieting - one too many pointed comments from DH!

VegPatchLurker Tue 23-Jul-13 22:20:51

I've lost 2 since last Christmas!

Have 3 to go.

redwellybluewelly Tue 23-Jul-13 22:21:07

Hi mumtofergus are you following any particular healthy eating plan?

2children2cats Tue 23-Jul-13 22:22:05

2c2c is catchy!
Mum2fergus 6lb in a week is fab, i dream of that kind of loss!
Anyway to bed I must go, ready to get up at 3, then 5, then 6....

2children2cats Wed 24-Jul-13 07:55:39

Damn it, I just weighed myself and I am 11st 9lbs.

redwellybluewelly Wed 24-Jul-13 11:18:10

2c2c I fluctuate quite a bit hence why I've set myself a weigh day and won't weigh during the week. Quite honestly I think I lose half a lb with every feed!

I've had the go ahead from DH to buy a new set of scales, ours were dropped when we moved house and haven't ever been the same since.

Anyway. Had a lovely surprise dessert drooped off by a relative - its Eton Mess - my absolute favourite dessert of all time so heaven only onow how I'll avoid that. Intending on feeding most of it to DD (without the cream) and DH bit might have to have just a biy of the fruit and meringue. Sigh.

Other than that I'm falling behind on my water intake today but breakfast has so far kept me going and lunch is a big egg and mackerel salad with a little cous cous and olives. Dinner will be jacket potatoes, grilled sausages and salad.

Whats everyone else eating?

2children2cats Wed 24-Jul-13 12:12:21

I had an apple and a 9 bar for breakfast, repeating the same lunch as yesterday (salmon, quinoa and salad), then mushroom and butternut squash risotto for tea (a smaller portion this time!). I plan to eat no chocolate and drink no wine!
I have worked out for 45 mins and now need to get on with the cleaning, yawn!

Mum2Fergus Wed 24-Jul-13 17:05:18

Not a plan as such...I've given up fizzy drinks (in fact, all drinks) for water...really cut back on carbs...and being really conscious with portion sizes (using a side plate instead of a dinner plate). Have downloaded some info for local leisure centre, going to start some regular exercise smile

Mum2Fergus Wed 24-Jul-13 17:30:59

Yoghurt for breakfast, grapes for lunch, salad for dinner shortly then an evening of trying to ignore the doughnuts calling to me from kitchen cupboard lol liquid intake been nothing but water and about 2 litres worth smile

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