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13 st 6 lbs, 5 ft 5 in - no fads but need motivational buds for losing a few stone

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tazmo Sun 08-Sep-13 14:19:13

Hey would like to lose at least 2.5 stone but through usual cutting back and exercise but nothing faddy. Could do with someone with with a similar amount to lose so we can weight in weekly but not have to pay for WW or slimming world! I'm 42 and have been feeling crap! Drinking too much vino and also not exercising due to stressful office job but want to make the time to get out at lunchtimes! Have just had a crappy viral thing and high dose antibiotics so truly feeling crap and need to get motivated as am getting up to heaviest I've ever been. Any buds - starting Monday!

havingamoment Tue 10-Sep-13 10:10:51

Room for another one?

I have been doing WW for the last 10 weeks. Lost 20lbs, but had a terrible weekend, so not holding out much hope for a loss this week.

I need to try and get some excercise in and try to eat more fruit.

Currently 12st11.5lbs and 5ft7. Aim is to get to 11st. Hopefully by Christmas, though am wondering if that's too optimistic.....

tazmo Tue 10-Sep-13 10:48:21

Hi everyone, welcome having a moment. Shamefully I had a lie in! I WFH full time but was coughing all night! Not had anything to eat yet lol. Only a cup of tea so looks like it will be cereal for lunch. So need to do some shopping! Craving orange juice! Back later...

MrFranklyShankly Tue 10-Sep-13 11:49:00

Morn ladies, well had a good day yesterday managed to stick to my quota of calories on MFP and didn't have anything after 6pm but had a tough nite with dd was up a good few times with her so today could be hard always crave sugar when I'm zombied!! The incidental if you have sky tv you should check out the fitness channel they show a good variety of different exercises I usually record a few and then try them out, save buying a DVD that will (in my case!!!) just sit gathering dust! So salad again for lunch, and chicken, veg & small portion of pasta for dinner.....going for a walk now with dd to waken me up a bit (and keep me away from the biscuit tin!!!) how'd ya get on with your bed Taz did ya get it sorted how ya feeling today???? Well done dietstarts the evening is my down fall as well, distraction is the only way! Passenger have you tried my fitness pal, I've lost weight before with it, after my dd2 was born, I couldn't get past 11 stone so it recommended reducing my calsories by 100 a day and I then got down to 9 stone :-)) I'm hoping I can do it again :-))


MrFranklyShankly Tue 10-Sep-13 11:51:26

Hi having a moment wow well done on your weight loss that's excellent you've a great chance of being down to 11 by Xmas no probs to ya....ohh lord taz you don't sound too good trip to the drs might be needed???

tazmo Tue 10-Sep-13 16:54:19

Wow well done everyone. I am committed to dieting but still a bit under the weather so am craving sweet stuff. Though I am not really hungry for usual stuff ... I am still here though and full service will resume once this damn cough/temp has gone! Need berocca.....

dietstartstmoz Tue 10-Sep-13 20:35:30

Should I be watching the great British bake off? Now want an egg custard. Ignore, ignore...

KnitFastDieWarm Tue 10-Sep-13 22:27:35

Can I join? 5'4, 88kg which I think is 13st 12?
Need to lose podge caused largely by medication I've been on the past few years (but let's be honest, cake and wine don't help either :-p)
Sticking to 1510 cals a day as suggested by MFP, hoping to lose around 1lb a week - I'm in for the long haul!
Today's menu:
Lunch - chicken salad
Dinner - amazing and surprisingly low cal chickpea and spinach stew with lamb meatballs and brown rice (thanks, DH!smile
Snacks: 2ltrs water, granola bar, three black coffees, tiny petit four cake

Feeling motivated by this thread as we all seem I be a fairly similar level - I.e. about two stone shy of 'normal' ;-p

Theincidental Wed 11-Sep-13 08:09:13

Not a bad day yesterday... Toast, Sarnie, low fat crisps and fruit, then chilli with a little pasta for dinner. Had two choc digestives and a couple of handfuls of peanuts too. Wish they were pieces of fruit!

How do you avoid the biscuit tin at work?

Theincidental Wed 11-Sep-13 08:10:08

Oh and hello knit fast!

tazmo Wed 11-Sep-13 09:00:45

Hallo knitfast welcome... No such thing as a bad day incidental. Take it off today's allowance or do a little bit more failure here. I'm still muddling along. Temp again last night. Will go to docs tomorrow if still have one! What for brekky? Cuppa first...

burberryqueen Wed 11-Sep-13 09:04:06

it is amazing what works - cut out booze, sweets, cakes etc., and eat when you are hungry - weird I know!!

MrFranklyShankly Wed 11-Sep-13 11:04:15

Morn folks, just back from another hour walk with dd, the fitness is def starting to return was able to go a little bit further this morn. Managed to stay away from the biscuit tin yesterday and again nothing after 6 so hopefully can keep it up, salad for lunch and a healthy veggie dinner for this eve, trying to have a meat free day once a week. Hi knit fast yeah it's great we're all around the same, totally agree blueberry it is amazing what works, good old fashioned less in and a bit of exercise, nothing too mad and try to make it a way of life instead of mad fad diets.

Dietstarts I have had to stop watching the great British bake this time, I love it too, will miss the silver fox!!! But I can't watch it without cake or tea and biscuits!!! So I go walking now when it's on!!!!

BurnThisDiscoDown Wed 11-Sep-13 11:29:31

Can I join too? I'm 5'1 and 11 stone 6, still carrying baby weight (baby is 2 now!blush). I lost a stone last year but put it all back on again. I want to lose 2 stone or thereabouts, doing mfp.

tazmo Wed 11-Sep-13 18:39:45

Sure all welcome. I had kids today so limited exercise... Work tomorrow so hope to get dogs out. Still not got a shop with healthy stuff in yet tho did get my orange juice fix. Must need my vitamin C but gonna go to docs tomorrow, still not shifting the temperature. Bit worried : o (

tazmo Sat 14-Sep-13 11:36:01

Weigh in Monday girls.... Hope all are doing ok.

MrFranklyShankly Sun 15-Sep-13 21:13:16

Ohhh lord, dreading tomorrow have not had a good weekend will be amazed if I don't have weight on after this weekend!!!!

MrFranklyShankly Mon 16-Sep-13 08:10:38

Whey hey just weighed myself and 13st 8lbs!!! Can't believe it! After the weekend I've had! Right going for my hour walk now in a bit, that's inspired me to keep on track for the week now (hopefully!)

saintmerryweather Mon 16-Sep-13 08:43:11

joining in! ive weighed myself this morning and am 12st 6lbs near enough, and at 5"3 and a big size 14 im pretty much obese. i look terrible and feel.terrible and would like to lose at least 2 stone. my problem is i am really fussy with food and eat far too big portions so i need to address that. will try and start the shred again but not holding out much hope of that working, i get bored of jillian after quite a few aborted attempts!

i have taken a motivational picture of myself in my underwear and am keeping it close at hand in case i decide i want some chocolate or something

dietstartstmoz Mon 16-Sep-13 09:14:40

Morning all, I have weighed myself this morning and I have lost 2.5lbs, so I am pleased with this. How have we all done?

tazmo Mon 16-Sep-13 09:39:22

Well done all - I haven't weighed myself yet but I haven't really been focussing on the diet so I doubt I've lost anything (will weigh myself when I go for a shower). Not an excuse but was still feeling rubbish so after a trip to Drs, on another antibiotic now and now that's kicked in, finally starting to feel better and my temp is down - so no more excuses for me! Starting again today! Frankly - 2lbs! Great - healthy weight loss. Dietstartsmoz - fabioso! Welcome saint merry weather....

tazmo Mon 16-Sep-13 10:34:56

Well put ON a pound but not surprising - 13 stone 5.5 lbs. do plan to take the dogs a walk today though!

saintmerryweather Mon 16-Sep-13 10:51:42


TheLightPassenger Mon 16-Sep-13 16:52:19

hey saint, apart from being fussy with food, we seem to be virtually the same bodywise. Unfortunately I looooooooooove food, have never met a cuisine I don't like, from chippy to sushi to pastie to thai etc. I am finally getting back into exercising this week, no more excuses to myself!

kiwidreamer Mon 16-Sep-13 18:36:52

Hello everyone, room for another? I haven't 100% decided what plan I'm going to follow just yet but might try a week of 'being good' and see how I get on. Weight this morning is all time high of 13 st 5lbs which is only 3/4 lbs less than full term with 9lb 13oz baby.

Today I've eaten a banana, cup of homemade pumpkin soup & 3 corn thins, half a piece of toast/nutella and a few mouthfulls of kids pasta blast it, huge issue with me eating kids leftovers, chicken & veg stir fry for dinner, ok start not brilliant but ok, 30min cross trainer this morning.

I should track it properly but it's so boring!!

tazmo Mon 16-Sep-13 18:56:17

Welcome kiwi dreamer - we are level pegging. I also only went to 13 st 9 lbs during pregnancy with dd3 and then los weight to 12 st 4 oz! Lack of vino. That is my downfall. Hoping to get back on straight and narrow this week grin

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