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Half a stone by Halloween, anyone?!

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MegBusset Sun 25-Aug-13 16:06:49

I have been trying and failing to lose half a stone since Christmas, the failure is mainly due to my enduring of wine and chocolate but I just feel a bit out of my comfortable zone and would fit my clothes better if I managed to shift it!

I am 9st 6lb and would like to be 9st. I'm only 5ft 3in so really feel that extra half zone.

I am going to start using MFP every day (always used to but have had the summer off to enjoy ice creams and BBQs and chilled wine), once the DC are back at school I am going to start running again 2 or 3x a week (have not found time to over the hols esp as I have started working three days a week). I feel that half a stone two months ought to be really achievable but I really need to stick with it and not go "Oh fuckit" and fall off the wagon too often

Anyone with a similar amount to lose like to join me for mutual support?

yeghoulsandlittledevils Fri 25-Oct-13 11:02:52

Meg That's great, well done!

Nugget Well done on the new ssvele you! Keep it up! (Or down.)

It is hard to know what my weight is, scales here are totally unreliable. I think I might be around the 9 stone 5 mark, and am still aiming for less than 9 stone.

MegBusset Fri 25-Oct-13 10:06:07

Hi everyone smile

I am still hovering around the 9st 2lb mark and have decided that I will be happy sticking at this weight, I feel much better having lost 4lb but I don't want to not be able to enjoy wine and chocolate at all, which is what it seems it would take for me to go any lower! I am still running 3x week and really enjoying it.

How is everyone else doing?

MegBusset Sat 19-Oct-13 08:09:09

I'm still 9st 2lb which is not too bad given have not really been that good this week!

NuggetofPurestGreen Fri 18-Oct-13 09:23:07

Just over 9 stone 7 this morning so another half a pound off. In fairness I ate a lot if rubbish this week and no exercise. Back on track next week but I think I have lost my half a stone by Halloween hooray! As long as I don't put on weight for the next two weeks grin.

How's everyone else doing??

NuggetofPurestGreen Mon 14-Oct-13 18:51:52

Toblerone milkshake sounds lovely! Well worth it.

I just had a wisdom tooth out so can't really eat anything much. Except icecream maybe??!

MegBusset Mon 14-Oct-13 17:53:26

Well I have been working all weekend (long days) and eaten my bodyweight in hotel breakfasts and stodgy food so am expecting a shocking weight this week, in fact I might give it a couple of days before I go anywhere near the scales!

I did have some very nice food though including a Toblerone milkshake which was just incredible so worth an extra pound or five two!

NuggetofPurestGreen Sat 12-Oct-13 17:22:19

I was just under 9 stone 8 yesterday so half a pound off but it's that time of the month so would expect a bigger loss next week to compensate!
I can feel my ribs again through the fat!

Well done everyone else!

MegBusset Fri 11-Oct-13 10:08:41

Well done Yegods smile How is everyone else doing!

I am still 9st 2lb this week, did have a couple of boozy days earlier in the week (accompanied by chocolate), must try harder next week!

yegodsandlittlefishes Wed 09-Oct-13 09:22:18

And my muffin top has gone on the medium sized jeans at least until they next get washed

yegodsandlittlefishes Wed 09-Oct-13 09:19:06

How is everyone doing?

How did you get on in the marathon, runningLou?

I am weighing in at 9 stone 6 this morning, after my mug of coffee, so am quite pleased with that, even though it is only 1 pound less than on my first weigh-in. BMI is 24.14. Even if I dont manage to lose the full half a stone by Halloween, I would be happy for now to be able to get my BMI down to the 23s and keep it down there. Then will aim to lose more fo Christmas so I can get into the dresses I wore last year!

runningLou Sat 05-Oct-13 06:38:01

9 stone 5 down from 9 stone 7 yesterday morning, which I would be pleased with if I hadn't spent the rest of the day inhaling chocolate sad House on the market this week, first viewings today, workmen / EPC inspector with muddy feet all over the house yesterday as I tried to tidy / clean round them ... DD in end of the week overtired drama queen mode ... Carbs were needed!
But, am running a half marathon tomorrow so should burn a few!
Well done to all on losses!! Yegods you are inspiring me to kiss goodbye to my muffin top and Meg I would love to see 9 stone 2 again!

NuggetofPurestGreen Fri 04-Oct-13 18:57:55

The oops was because I thought I posted too soon but doesn't appear to be the case.

Well done everyone on losses both weight and inches!

NuggetofPurestGreen Fri 04-Oct-13 18:57:05


9 stone 8.5 this morning so another pound off. Very pleased but must stay focused.

Temptation there to ease off Meg and also meant it gets harder to lose when you're smaller as the lighter you are the less calories you burn. As long as it keeps going downwards though doesn't matter if it takes slightly longer!

MegBusset Fri 04-Oct-13 10:15:23

I am another daily weigher blush I have been fairly steady around 9st 2lb all week. I definitely feel much better than I did when I started the thread, but like Nugget the temptation is to ease off now I've lost a few pounds not helped by DH who keeps buying me chocolate

So I am aiming for 9st 1lb next Thursday! I went for a run this morning and am going to go for a walk at lunchtime as it's lovely and sunny here.

NuggetofPurestGreen Thu 03-Oct-13 21:07:27

yeah if you're losing your muffin top that's the main thing yegods. I had to buy new trousers this week as my size 12s were too big so got a size 10. A Next size 10 but a 10 nonetheless!!

It is harder when you're already not particularly large. I'm expecting the weight loss to slow down now I'm nearly back in the mid 9s. But must keep going and more importantly not put it back on!

yegodsandlittlefishes Thu 03-Oct-13 20:55:12

Thanks Gary I haven't tried that and I think that would be a good option as I'm more concerned about losing my tummy than what (apparently arbitrary) number comes up on the scales. Thanks, you're a star! I am already comfortably in my medium sized jeans (could only just squeeze into them on a week or two ago) and my work trousers a fitting nicely without the muffin top, so yes it's getting there. Just unbelievable how hard it is.

GaryBuseysTeeth Thu 03-Oct-13 09:24:35

2lbs lost here! Althought it's down to food poisoning and not hard work.....

Weighing yourself everyday isnt recommended by most diet/fitness plans.
Yegods; have you tried doing weekly bust, waist & hips measurements instead? You might be losing width without realising it, I'm losing half an inch off or so off my hips everyweek but if i didnt measure theres no way i'd know.

What's everyone upto this weekend?

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Thu 03-Oct-13 07:18:23

Another one showing an extra midweek pound here. It's annoying because I don't think I'm overeating, but it seems to happen on days I don't use mfp. Funny that...
Anyway, DD had a bit of a baking day on Saturday, then there was wine /cider/chocolate in the house. But also my probiotics ran out, which erm might account for apparent gains.

yegodsandlittlefishes Wed 02-Oct-13 22:22:56

Yep. It is probably down to hypothyroidism. Still hormones, just a knackered thyroid rather than/as well as the usual. It is helping to have to write it down, it could be much worse.

NuggetofPurestGreen Wed 02-Oct-13 21:03:00

Funny yegods I wonder what's going on. I suppose just keep going and hope to see a loss again next time???

yegodsandlittlefishes Wed 02-Oct-13 20:56:18

My weight has gone right up and way down and back at 9 stone 7. Don't seem to be able to eat properly and lose weight. sad

NuggetofPurestGreen Wed 02-Oct-13 20:51:12

Yeah I have zero interest in low carb and I don't really believe in it anyway - would that mean I have to give up beer??! grin

I weighed myself this morning and was a pound heavier than last time - but I am just going to ignore until official weigh in on Friday. I am not holding out much hope for a proper loss this week as had two nights out at the weekend with beer and takeaways and all sorts. But will try to stay motivated all the same!!

runningLou Wed 02-Oct-13 09:26:35

That was a restrained weekend Nugget grin I have had far worse ones than that but am really, really trying to rein myself in whilst attempting to get rid of this half stone.
I think you're right about the official weigh-in ... Though I've been reading Rose Elliott's low-carb veggie diet book and it says to weigh yourself every day. That said I don't think I could follow the diet as I have come to realise I am a carb-addict!!
Will try not to weigh myself again until Friday morning.

Luisa13 Tue 01-Oct-13 18:40:36

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NuggetofPurestGreen Mon 30-Sep-13 23:44:27

It doesn't sound like you even went overboard at weekend though! Just one big meal and one glass of wine?! Just don't take any notice of that Monday pound and wait until your official weighin - that's the only way to compare. And point weighing yourself in the evening when you're full of the day's food! wink

I do occasionally have a sneaky mid week weigh in but I don't take any notice if it appears I've gone up a bit...

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