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HenriettaPye Wed 07-Aug-13 09:24:55

Today is a big day for me, a turning point! I've always been 'big' however have just been getting bigger and bigger. I want to lose 6 stone- starting from today.

Anyone else in the same boat who would like to swap inspiration and tips? Today I've planned to eat healthily and go for a nice long walk grin

HenriettaPye Wed 07-Aug-13 11:40:22

Ooh yes all pile in and we can start our own club! It's great that we will have each other for support and that we are all in the same boat, having stones to lose rather than pounds! I'm currently a size 20, I long for the day I can buy a size 16!!

Wii fit is an excellent idea- I'm a sahm so that's definitely something I can do during the day when I have the kids running around! I have it upstairs in the attic somewhere- that will be hunted out tonight!!

I know people who have lost alot of weight using the 5:2 but I really don't think I could do it- I like food too much! I'm just going to try cutting out crap and really upping the exercise, and see how it goes from there.

When's everyone's weigh in days? Mine will be a Wednesday!

HenriettaPye Wed 07-Aug-13 11:43:46

Wow clarinet well done! And thank you for your post, I do plan on doing alot of walking. I'm 25 and my kids are 3 and 1- I want to be the active playful mummy they deserve.

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 07-Aug-13 11:48:22

Wednesday for me too.

I'm doing Slim Fast for two weeks to kick start. As I said, it's starting that's my downfall, too easy to say sod it, I'll start again tomorrow. So taking food out of the equation for a couple of weeks then moving onto calorie counting and MFP.

I've lost weight before and piled it back on and definitely agree that having a day off per week works for me. In fact, during one of my times at Rosemary Clooney I mentioned that I only dieted on week days and she said that there was a school of though that agreed that fasting days and non fasting days did give results. This was years ago!

So what shall we call ourselves? smile

SunshineBossaNova Wed 07-Aug-13 11:49:53

Hello all

I've got 6.5 stone to lose. I'm having hypnotherapy to help me with my issues around eating, and for the most part it's working. But I need to start looking at portion control and doing exercise.

postiecam Wed 07-Aug-13 11:50:50

Hello,Room for another?
currently childless but will be trying very soon. I need to lose 4-5 st and as i know it makes it harder to conceive, also bad results from doc's high cholestrerol and blood sugarssad Not always been this way used to be fit and lighter. so been for a long walk with the dogs and plan to do Jillian Michaels banish fat, boost metabolism workout dvd later. Alcohol is out and I am overhauling diet with fresh veg, fruit etc and cutting out the bad (but tasty stuff) but allowing myself a treat on the weekend with OH. This worked before for me, but fell off the exercise wagon early last year. good luck to all

HeySoulSister Wed 07-Aug-13 11:55:35

ladies!! can I suggest you all get your tape measures out??

if you measure waist,hips,arms and bust then write it down you can really helps if the scales are sticking and you can see you are losing inches still.

so weigh....measure....and maybe look up your BMI ?

I remember the feeling when I went from obese to overweight....amazing!!

HenriettaPye Wed 07-Aug-13 12:00:28

Yes always room for more!!

Rosemary Connelly was the one I lost the most weight with, I lost over 3 stone and got down to 10 stone. However that was about 7 years ago!

I'm going to have a 'cheat day' too, I will allow myself a few treats however I will still do my exercise that day! Even if its just a brisk walk!

Oh I'm not very good with coming up with names! Anyone any ideas?

What's everyone having for lunch? smile

HeySoulSister Wed 07-Aug-13 12:01:56

lunch for me is a cheese and ham omelette with salad and mayonnaise. coffee with cream

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 07-Aug-13 12:03:19

It's posts like that that make low carbing look very appealing grin

HenriettaPye Wed 07-Aug-13 12:38:54

Sounds delicious HeySoulSister! I'm having weight watchers soup. It's pretty disgusting hmm

LegoAcupuncture Wed 07-Aug-13 12:42:54

Ill join if I may.

I'm a bit of a yoyo dieter but it has gotten to the point I really want to lose it or face long term health implications. I eat when stressed, bit of a binge eater at stressy times which there have been a lot of lately.

Have at least 6 to lose, anything over that will be a bonus.

Lost 4 stone a few year ago and I know I can do it again.

We could be the "Avoid the quiche" quiche grin

HenriettaPye Wed 07-Aug-13 12:43:54

Lego I LOVE IT! The 'avoid the quiche' quiche is born smilesmile

LegoAcupuncture Wed 07-Aug-13 12:44:05

Should add, I am better on WW than any other diet as then I can still have treats. Tried the CWP and that worked but as soon as I ate the weight came back very fast. Carbs are not my friend, but I luffs them.

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 07-Aug-13 12:44:17

Chocolate or strawberry milkshake? The agony of choice... hmm grin

Chubbymomie2012 Wed 07-Aug-13 12:44:18

Hello Ladies.
I'm sloping nervously into your thread. I have 5 stone to lose. It feels like a mammoth task but I'm determined and I am spurred on by all ur stories. I plan to start a slimming class tomo and I'm trying to decide between unislim and slimming world. Any tips?

HenriettaPye Wed 07-Aug-13 12:46:43

I have no experience of unislim however have heard loads of success stories from slimming world.

Someone in my town has just lost 17 stone on slimming world, and he done it in 17 months. shockshock

whitewineintherain Wed 07-Aug-13 12:51:01

Hi, can i join?
I have about 6 stone to lose, it sounds like such a daunting task and I have no idea how to go about it but really want to be healthy and happy with myself.

carameldecaflatte Wed 07-Aug-13 12:53:35

Some interesting food for thought here (sorry blush)
I think motivation is key, whatever diet/method you use and wanting to be around for my son as he grows up is mine... I'm just having trouble starting.

HenriettaPye Wed 07-Aug-13 12:56:26

Of course white wine, have u joined slimming world/weight watchers etc or are you going to give it a go yourself?

Definitely Caramel- what age is your son?

LegoAcupuncture Wed 07-Aug-13 12:56:49

I'm starting WW on Monday. Just do it at home, have the app for my ipad and can use it on my iPhone when out and about, so quite easy no?

I've looked at SW and WW and just need to decide which one is the least time consuming! With a 16mo and working full time I just don't have the time to weigh and measure and I need to be able to cook meals quickly. I also need to be able to take a packed lunch to work and it can't cost the earth.

I thinks that's why I'm finding it hard to start. I look at the meal suggestions and wonder how on earth I can do it. I really don't want to go down the road of buying WW branded ready meals and stuff either as I try really hard to cook from scratch, I just can't imagine its a healthy way to eat even if it does help you to lose weight.

Actually, thats the crux of the matter for me. I read most diets and think that while they help with weight loss, they just don't sound healthy as they replace natural food with processed alternatives - low fat spread and yoghurt, diet drinks, WW meals, slim fast etc.

I need to find a balance between good food and dieting.

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 07-Aug-13 13:24:21

Finance is a part of it for me. If I could afford it I would definitely do Lighter Life. But that's because I have a huge amount to lose and my first priority is to lose it. Being this big can't be any better healthwise than processed alternatives. But if I had less to lose I wouldn't consider them.

whitewineintherain Wed 07-Aug-13 13:26:35

I'm giving it a go myself, I'm thinking about doing Slimfast for two weeks and then doing the 5:2 but I don't know much about the 5:2 diet.

HenriettaPye Wed 07-Aug-13 13:29:33

Ok Ladies welcome to the avoid the quiche quiche wink

on board we have-

henrietta wants to lose 6 stone
HeySoulSister already lost an amazing 5 stone- 1 more to go
Summerholididi already lost 1 stone - 3 more to go (well done)
GuitarGirl wants to lose 4.5 stone
GwendolineMaryLacey wants to lose 8 stone
IsaacCox already lost 1 stone- 6 more to go (well done)
stopthenoise wants to lose 5 stone
Tired Nursery wants to lose 1/2 a stone in 2 weeks
filee777 already lost a brilliant 4 stone! - wants another 5 off
EnglishGirl wants to lose 5 stone
boyswillgrow wants to lose 2.7 stone
carameldecaf how much do you want to lose? smile
iknewhousework aww get well soon flowers
CircassianLeyla want to lose 1 stone by October
sunshinebossanova wants to lose 6.5 stone
postiecam wants to lose 4-5 stone
LegoAccupuncture wants to lose 6 stone
chubbymommie2012 wants to lose 5 stone
whitewineintherain wants to lose 6 stone

phew...think i've got everyone! Weigh in on a wednesday- so a week today either Pm me or post here how much you have lost/gained.

biggest loser is slimmer of the week and gets a virtual bunch of flowers flowers
if you gain you have to run laps round the field wink

teenagetantrums Wed 07-Aug-13 13:30:24

I have lots to lose, at least 7 stone, I am so unmotivated, but am looking for a job and I know my appearance is not helping me at all, I just cant seem to get motivated at all, I have great plans but they all fall through, am not a big sweet fan but love my cheese and wine and fatty foods,,really need to start..

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