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TheOnlySevenSleighbells Thu 02-Jan-14 16:14:47

I have just worked out that to reach a healthy BMI of 22.5 I need to lose 5st 7lb. I've been fat for 20 years (I'm 27) and I've had enough of it, this is my year to stop moaning that my clothes never look nice and do something about it.

Is anyone with me?

500internalerror Fri 03-Jan-14 23:29:55

TalkinPeace, the canteen was fine... Salad and a roll, & free tea (which was less calorific than anticipated due to no milk in the machine confused). But yep, it's those chocs etc in the end shop!

TalkinPeace Fri 03-Jan-14 23:33:55

another option for those who don't fancy the 5:2 that I do .....

my max weight was 12:4
I lost 3 stone doing ww - but it was hard work
put a stone back on
lost it doing 5:2 and have maintained, give or take Christmas Cheese for over a year

knittedslippersx3 Fri 03-Jan-14 23:39:47

I'm in! I was on the 52lb thread but this one seems more suited to me. Not started yet and haven't weighed yet. Once dd birthday cake has all gone then I'm in. Will read whole thread tomorrow for tips/advice.

MissVic101 Sat 04-Jan-14 08:51:20

Hello. Can I sign up? I have easily 5 srone to loose. Cant see my proper weight coz the scale goes all the wsy round and back to one stone again. I am tall (5 10) and at approx 21st bigger than I have ever been. Have a 12 week old daughter and as I am breastfeeding expected it to drop off, this had not been the case. I lost 3st with a couple of years ago but going back to square one (and then some) is disheartening to say the least. was gonna start a weight loss diary to try and see what triggers me to over eat - I know I do this. Looking forward to sharing this journey with you smile

MissVic101 Sat 04-Jan-14 09:40:55

So to round up I have about 6 stone to loose to get back to a weight I am happy with, but as an initial goal I want to stop the scales going all the way round so getting under 20st, cant believe im writing that sad .
Going to try and use good old healthy eating to do it as well as increasing my activity levels, as I have ground almost completely to a halt even a little should make a difference so walking every day and 2 yoga classes a week, this should help me keep focus too. Try to cut out snacking will be a big one and leaving leftovers alone. I can be doing so well and then on autopilot help myself to what most people would consider a meal from the fridge, it cant continue!

ikeaismylocal Sat 04-Jan-14 09:53:29

missvic congratulations on your new baby!

I'm also breastfeeding and trying to loose weight, I haveleft it till my ds is 1 and I wish I'd done it earlier!

I have just done the big monthly shop, I really love that on weight watchers fruit is zero points! Mostly trolley contained fruit and nappies!

We have been doing baby led weaning with ds, I think we will have to make seperate high fat meals for for ds.

TheOnlySevenSleighbells Sat 04-Jan-14 12:47:18

Congratulations missvic. Could you I get in some digital scales? That way you'll know how much you're starting from (as well as be able to see and celebrate each lb you lose), plus they tend to be more accurate. I bought some nice new ones with my boots points.

MissVic101 Sat 04-Jan-14 14:19:34

Thanks for tge congratulations. She is amazing grin . I think digi scales maybe the way to go. As you say its good to know where you are starting from. Did someone mention weigh in on thusday? A weekly weigh in is good for me will help to keep me on track, a lighthouse to mark the way. This morning has been ok so far. Though found a couple of uneaten Christmas Tree chocs that had to be disposed of when taking the decorations down I am classing it as part of lunch. Off to the dreaded ikea in a minute, hoping to get out unscathed and cook a decent dinner smile

TheOnlySevenSleighbells Sat 04-Jan-14 15:26:26

8mo DD2 choked on a rice cake earlier, proper silent terrifying choking. I let myself have a sugary tea afterwards. It really upset me, finding it hard not to reach for the biscuits this afternoon sad

MissVic101 Sat 04-Jan-14 17:08:39

Oh no, so scary. Its ok to reach for them just remember to put them back down again. or if you do have a few too many get back on it straight away and dont let it mess up the rest of the day.

TheOnlySevenSleighbells Sun 05-Jan-14 09:16:29

I resisted the biscuits, but I did have curry for dinner rather than the grilled chicken and roasted veg I'd planned. Not too bad though, after an experience like that I'd usually eat all kinds of junk.

How's everyone getting on? I couldn't resist weighing myself this morning, I've lost half 1lb since starting the thread, that's 3lb overall so far.

Starting weight: 15st 13lb
Target weight: 9st 5lb
Total lost: 3lb

Noodles32 Sun 05-Jan-14 14:53:13

Hi Ladies, Pls can I join ?

I have about 7 Stone to loose but to be honest I'd be happy with 5, I lost 4 stone in 2003 an promised I'd never get fat again but after 2 Kids an about 10 years I've put it all back on plus another 3 stone just for good measure.
I'm so angry at myself that I'm here again with even more to loose. So I joined W.W Fri 3rd an starting again !

I just don't know how I'll ever loose that kind of weight again but on the flip-side I refuse to except I'll be this big for the rest of my life.

Feel like I'm in a last chance saloon - N.e one else here xx

BsshBossh Sun 05-Jan-14 15:21:45

Hope you all don't mind me gatecrashing your thread a bit. I just wanted to say that in February 2012 I was exactly where you all are: 5 ft 4, 42 years old, 15 stones. I knew I needed to lose weight for health reasons but I also knew that a) I couldn't exclude any foods (eg my favourite ice cream!) and b) I couldn't go too low calorie: both would have made me feel miserably deprived (food is my hobby and my entire family are foodies and love cooking) and I'd have fallen off the wagon.

With this in mind I worked out my TDEE (the amount of calories needed to maintain my 15 stones weight) then calculated my 10-15% reduction of that. I joined MyFitnessPal but refused to eat at its recommended 1200. My TDEE minus 10/15% gave me 1800-1900 cals a day to play with. Much more like it! I manually adjusted MyFitnessPal to that goal and ignored it when it kept telling me it would take me 5 weeks to lose 1 lb!!! By the end of 2012 I'd lost 3 stones on minimal exercise (just a bit of walking here and there). Still eating around 1800 cals and eating whatever I wanted (just less of it).

By the end of the 11 months I realised I didn't need to count calories any longer as I'd finally learned to "eyeball" normal, healthy portions. I was finally eating like a slim person, I guess.

In 2013 I shifted to 5:2 (eating 500 cals twice a week and average 2000 cals the rest of the time). I lost the final 3 stones. I finally have my appetite under control and physically cannot overeat too much as my tummy begins to hurt.

6 stones lost. My photos are in my profile (though my "after" shot is still BMI 24 and now I'm BMI 21 so I need to update the photo).

I hope my story can inspire you.

Good luck! And remember, it's all about patience and consistency. Keep chugging away and you'll get there!

Geckos48 Sun 05-Jan-14 15:23:50

I need to lose (whispers) 8 stone.

I am doing 4:3 and have cut out gluten.

Let's hope for the best!

MissVic101 Sun 05-Jan-14 16:47:56

Bosh - Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement. I really feel thats where I need to get too with my attitude to food if im going to stop this yoyoing. The naturally slim people I know eat pizza and cake, its not witchcraft that keeps them slim they just know when to stop. Sounds simple when written down, guess thats why I am on this thread, to keep it present in my mind. That link was interesting too. I reckon I have 2000 calories to play with and should still loose weigh. give me some idea of the scale of my over eating too. Not going to dwell, moving forward. So I'm just trying to make better choices not opting out entirely eg grilled chicken kebab and half portion of fries with loads of salad last night, scrambled eggs on toast this am chips and salad rather than a giant roast dinner this afternoon at the pub and my fella is cooking us a sheapards pie for tea tonight. All I have to do is not eat another few spoons every time I go back into the kitchen after dinner and I will be happy with today. Hope everyone else is having a good weekend?

MissVic101 Sun 05-Jan-14 16:49:29

and hello gecko and noodles grin grin

BsshBossh Sun 05-Jan-14 17:20:00

Glad to help MissVic. I still love crisps, ice cream, chocolate etc and eat them every week but as the months of losing weight and being mindful about what I ate crept by I found myself eating less of the snacky foods and much, much more of the healthy green and wholegrain foods. Today I don't snack in between meals at all except on special days/occasions and if I fancy crisps etc I tend to eat them as part of my main meal. It just all happened naturally - didn't have to force it. Give it time and it'll happen.

ikeaismylocal Sun 05-Jan-14 18:17:31

Bossh, what an inspiration you are!! Well done on your weight loss. Thank you for sharing and reminding me that it is possible. Did you say you were 42? You look 22 in the photos!

Hello gecko and noodles smile

Seven how terrifying sad I hope all is calm for you today.

I stupidly didn't eat much in the day, I had a weight watchers soup for lunch, missed breakfast as ds was up lots in the night so dp got up with him in the morning, had curry for dinner, but I have 16 points left, I am tempted to spend it on chocolate, but I know I shouldn't!

TheOnlySeven Sun 05-Jan-14 18:23:27

Wow bossh that's inspirational, well done. Also interesting to hear that you didn't do any groups, I'm starting SW next week but great to know if I don't get on with it there is hope without! You look great btw, so much healthier. My starting BMI was 36 too.

gecko no whispering here please. Your starting weight isn't important here, what matters is that you want to change it smile

TheOnlySeven Sun 05-Jan-14 18:24:57

And no you definitely don't look 42! unless I look really really old for 27

TalkinPeace Sun 05-Jan-14 18:27:46

Bssh is great - but she still has to post her latest inspiring pics wink I'm a lightweight - my max BMI was around 28
and I used WW for 9 weeks and never ever went back.

You are all doing great ladies, and supporting each oher to success is the way to go.

TheOnlySeven Sun 05-Jan-14 19:14:24

Why not talk?

TalkinPeace Sun 05-Jan-14 19:15:25

Because I worked out what I needed to do, saved my money, kept losing the weight and never put it (all) back on.

I'm also signing in ladies, me and DH are 5:2ing for a while and I have 8 stone to loseblush

Looking forward to starting our new lighter lives smile

ikeaismylocal Sun 05-Jan-14 19:34:33

I really love weight watchers! I lost 20 kgs on weight watchers, I stopped going to the actual meetings after a while but still followed the points system.

I like rules! smile

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