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A Christmas Promise Thread - I will be 21lbs come Christmas day, this is MY present to ME! Anyone in?

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ChristmasIsComing2014 Thu 23-Oct-14 20:24:21

Just that really, as the title says. smile

Here's my weight(loss) history. Up until I was pregnant with ds1 in 2009/10 I was always a nice size 12, weighing between 11st and 11.7st. I am 5ft9 and average frame so carried this well, not to skinny,but confident. I piled weight on with ds1, lost some of it but finishing at 13st when I fell pregnant with ds2 when I put even more on, I lost 3 stone after having him in the first six months and then life took over (got very difficult for a year) and I lost focus, and now 18mths later I've only put on 6lbs again, so am pleased its not worse, but am 13st6lbs. I just want to get under 12st!

When I last lost weight before a group thread on here really, really helped me. We weighed in each week and kept each other going.

My Christmas present to me is going to be a loss of 21lbs, and it is for me to feel good, healthy and happy about myself again and I cannot think of a nicer present!

Does anyone want to join me on a Christmas Promise thread, we can weigh in weekly and support one another. x

ChristmasIsComing2014 Thu 23-Oct-14 20:26:48

Oh goodness just saw mistake in title! I will be 21lbs lighter!!!! Not be 21lbs!!

FrantasticO Thu 23-Oct-14 20:28:29

I'm up for it!
Have started with the exercise and cutting down already!

ChristmasIsComing2014 Thu 23-Oct-14 20:31:17

I restarted my MyFitnessPal account as that really helped too. As the first two starters shall we say Thursdays are 'weigh in' days, means you have some time to try and balance out a bad weekend?

Stealthpolarbear Thu 23-Oct-14 20:32:04


SchroSawMargeryDaw Thu 23-Oct-14 20:32:23

I'm in! Have been eating keto since June and lost 2 stone but since a recent holiday, have had a few blips and need to really get serious about it again.

Want to get to 8st 13lbs by Xmas, am 10st 1lb atm (was 9st 12lb before I went on holiday last month!).

Caravanoflove Thu 23-Oct-14 20:33:27

Can I join? I would really like to lose a stone by Xmas. I'm 12st exactly and need to be 10 stone ideally. I can't seem to get started...

ChristmasIsComing2014 Thu 23-Oct-14 20:39:10

More the merrier grin

Spindarella Thu 23-Oct-14 20:46:29

Aye go on, I'm in. Just had a slab of Dairy Milk so maybe I'll aim for 20lb.

Holdthepage Thu 23-Oct-14 20:50:40

I really could do with dropping a stone for Christmas but the question is how? I really don't want to do a diet club so what method are you all going to follow?

ChristmasIsComing2014 Thu 23-Oct-14 21:25:18

I literally calorie count, if o want a treat I have to up my exervise, but mainly I cut carbs and up veg and salad. I am going to stick to 1250 calories a day.

CecyHall Thu 23-Oct-14 21:35:32

Yes I'm in. Starting back on low carb on Sunday (going to a wedding on Saturday and chose carby veggie choice ages ago) so hope that'll shift a fair chunk.

And then I'm hoping to stay low carb over Christmas and spend my food budget on nicer meats and cheese rather than sweets and crap.

So I'm saying now anyway.

jessthefletch Thu 23-Oct-14 21:38:39

Seeing this thread has just given me the bolt up the bum I needed! Had lost a bit of baby weight (though mainly off my boobs once I stopped bf!) but it's started creeping back on again.

I've realised that I'm existing solely on sugar at the moment and exercise is just not happening at all. Just need to finish off this glass of wine and then I'll start!

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Thu 23-Oct-14 22:23:25

Yep, I'm in. Started on Monday actually (low carb) and finding it all quite good at the moment. I finally feel like I owe it to myself to lose this 3st. Not for anyone else, just me. Woman on a mission!

Stillstarving Fri 24-Oct-14 10:10:40

I'm in! I've been doing WW since September and it works for me - when I stick to it! Emotional eating is my downfall so I'm trying to sort some of that out too I was on another thread but it seems to have petered out so maybe I can join you lot! I'm liking the idea of losing weight as a present to yourself!

Laundryangel Fri 24-Oct-14 10:21:03

Sign me up. On 1st December last year I weighed 10st 10 so had just missed my weight loss goal of 10st 7. I swore that by 1st December this year I would be 9st 7. I am currently 10st 7. My weight has been between 10st 10 and 10st 8 for much of the year although has been a a high as 11st and as low as 10st 2. I want to get down to 10st at least. A lb a week should be achievable & yet it seems to hard.

Steala Fri 24-Oct-14 10:23:45

I'll join too if I may. 11st 2. My ideal is 9st 10. I have very little hope of seeing that - I can't remember the last time I was below 10.10 but perhaps this thread will help? Best of luck to all!

ChristmasIsComing2014 Fri 24-Oct-14 18:29:32

Hello all, how was day one? I had whole meal toast, ypgurt and berries at lunch and chicken and cauliflower for tea. :-)

Holdthepage Sat 25-Oct-14 10:19:32

I went out for a meal last night so I won't be starting properly until Monday. I am going to try the 5:2 along with upping my exercise, I have already started that on Fri by doing a bit of running at the gym. I will also be counting calories throughout the week to try & keep some sort of control. More cooking from scratch, lots of homemade soups.

I can certainly talk a good diet, lets see if I can actually stick to it. :-)

jessthefletch Sat 25-Oct-14 18:26:25

Well not a bad day so far, for me. I mean...I've just had a cornetto but everything else has been healthy!

For the first week at this I'm focussing on getting as many fruit and veg per day as I can and avoiding bread as much as possible (it forms the biggest part of my diet when I'm busy/stressed). REALLY want to start good long-term eating habits and I just know if I have a 'diet' mentality it won't end well. smile

jessthefletch Sat 25-Oct-14 18:29:49

So just like you holdthepage, I need to cut the processed crap (apart from the odd cornettowink ) and cook hearty meals rather than relying on quick-fixes which have worked in the past but only for a short term and with me obsessing about the things I 'couldn't' have.

ChristmasIsComing2014 Sat 25-Oct-14 19:22:46

I completely agree Jess - its about a change in my relationship with food. I comfort eat, its my biggest sin, so I really need to change that and develop positive relationships with food. I've had an ok day, yogurt and berries for breakfast, roasted vegetable and pesto wholemeal grilled panini for lunch and home-made lasagne with brocoli for tea. Took ds1 swimming and had a long walk with ds2 this eve so a little bit, albeit none of it intensive, exercise! Will see how I fair on myfitnesspal!

jessthefletch Sat 25-Oct-14 20:30:08

Sounds like a great day, especially as it's the weekend. Well done Christmasiscoming! Weekend evenings, are definitely a weakness for me. Just one of many. It's because I feel like I need a little reward for the week and in the past, the thought of weekend treats have kept me motivated to stay with the diet through the week, but it's actually quite a bad habit thay's proven difficult to break; I just need to stop thinking of food as a reward!

lauranorder50 Wed 29-Oct-14 02:33:50

Hello everyone. I saw the title and thought I'd pop in. I lost a significant amount of weight about ten years ago. In the last 3 years, all but 4lbs of it has gone back on through emotional eating/comfort eating.

Anyway, I'm motivated to get on top of my eating and exercise habits. I weighed myself today (I live overseas) and 2kgs that's 4.4lbs has gone. Woo hoo.

Presently at least, I'm on track to lose the 8 in 8 that I want to. For me that's 8kgs in 8 weeks prior to Christmas. I've another 6kgs to go, that's about 12lbs. Do-able ? I think so.

Last Saturday DH and I walked 19.4kms across mountainous terrain which took 8 hours. That explains the good weight loss.

I don't expect next week's loss to be as good, but I do expect there to be some lost.

I follow Paul McKenna's hypnotherapy for weight loss programme and I'm taking Rosemary Conley's Eat Yourself Slim plan a lot more seriously as that's how I lost so much weight in the first place.

I've looked at the thread for Paul McKenna, very good. I know Rosemary Conley's Diet and Fitness has gone out of business but the diet worked for me last time.

PullMySocksUp Wed 29-Oct-14 03:03:37

I'm in too! I'm hoping for a 11kg loss by Christmas. I've already lost just over 2kg of that. I really need to get my head together and have set aside a couple of hours this morning to do just that. My DC both have plans this morning and I'm off work so I'm going to do a meal plan for the next week or so and schedule in some exercise every day. I really want to do this and the only thing stopping me is myself as DH is very supportive. One thing that really works for me is low carving with lots of water. I've upped my water intake over the past few weeks and I really think it helps.

Good luck everyone!

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