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want to lose 5+kg in 2015

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docmcfluffins Fri 26-Dec-14 19:56:46

Hi everyone,
Stepped onto scales today in a fit of madness and to my horror I have put on nearly 7kg since starting college last september blush
Seriously need to do somethin about this though not sure what exactly, I have lost weight previously on weight watchers before so I know I can do this, what I am lacking is the motivation ....

Is there anyone else who is lookin to start their weight loss journey in 2015 who fancies keeping me company?

Sausages123 Fri 26-Dec-14 20:00:41

Me! I want to lose around 7 kg to get bmi back from 25-21.

docmcfluffins Fri 26-Dec-14 20:02:33

Have you a plan in mind to follow or are you going to do your own thing? I did weight watchers before so have a lot of the recipe books to hand, don't think I want to join up again though

Sausages123 Fri 26-Dec-14 20:04:54

I have had previous weight loss surgery and more recently a baby I just need to up protein and quit dipping into the biscuit tin!

LePetitPrince Fri 26-Dec-14 20:23:12

Yes I'd love to join you! I have about 8kg to lose! Like you I am horrified I've got to this point.. I would like to lose a decent amount before May but am willing to see this as a year-long project.

In my case, my portions are way too big and I like savoury food like curries etc. I will use My Fitness Pal, will bring my lunch to work as much as possible - a real source of temptation otherwise - and will also up my exercise levels.

docmcfluffins Fri 26-Dec-14 20:27:51

Welcome aboard lepetite prince smile

My biggest problem is eating rubbish, even as I type this I am eating a fruit and nut barblush , suppose at least it has some fruit in it...

I think preparing my own lunches will make a big difference here as well and also need to up the exercise

TalkinPeace Fri 26-Dec-14 22:11:18

No snacks
more water
2 meals a day most days, 3 at weekends
no fizzy drinks Monday to Thursday

just that should let you steadily lose a pound a week - that is 3 1/2 stone in a year
with healthy food habits that will last you a lifetime

after a month of the above you will plateau

and I'll tell you the next stage

or you can look it up on any of my other posts as I'm rather a broken record, but object to people spending money to be told how to get their heads and bodies aligned fgrin

larryphilanddave Mon 29-Dec-14 03:03:36

I'd like to join! Technically I already started (a week ago) but I have a long road ahead. My overall goal is to lose 48lbs - that's about 21kg shock Roughly half of that is to get back to pre-pregnancy weight, the other half is a long term goal I've been working towards for some time, but health issues and two babies have slowed progress somewhat grin

I lost 4lb in my first week (yay! 44 to go...) I don't know how much of that might just be water weight or something but I'm feeling positive nonetheless.

butterfliesinmytummy Mon 29-Dec-14 03:17:22

Me! I'm starting mfp again, my username is exitthruthegiftshop if you want to friend me on there, also started the NHS couch to 5k on Boxing Day, desperately hoping it will get easier!

butterfliesinmytummy Mon 29-Dec-14 03:18:12

Meant to say, I want to lose 10kg and then ideally another 10....

docmcfluffins Mon 29-Dec-14 12:01:43

Well done Larry , that's a fantastic loss smile
It's my first day of healthy eating today, am trying out smaller portions, plenty of water and no junk food (my biggest downfallblush ). I had great intentions of getting up early today and getting a walk in before breakfast but my dd had other plans in mind and kept me up all night, hoping I can get the walk in at some stage during the day though.
Did my official weigh in this morning and I managed to gain another kg in the last 2 weeks shock , looking ahead now though and will hopefully see a bit of a drop next Monday

What exactly is mfp? is it like a weight watcher type thing?

docmcfluffins Mon 29-Dec-14 12:03:21

forgot to ask Larry, are you following a specific plan ?

larryphilanddave Mon 29-Dec-14 12:40:56

Yes and no, my plan is flexible. I'm following some simple 'rules' from my GP to help with my health and absorption of medication - at least 4 days a week I have no caffeine, no white carbs (that's what I call them, I mean white bread, white potatoes, pasta etc), no red meat, no indulgent foods like chocolate, those are the basics. I always drink lots of water anyway but on those days I make sure I have caffeine-free tea as well (this is more for absorption though).

That alone helps me with my weight, but to keep focused I track on MFP. I have a rough limit for calories based on TDEE -20%, I log everything but I don't worry about precision (like "Was that 10g or 12g?") because it takes too much thought and tends to lead to giving up for me as I feel like I have to consult the food diary before I can eat.

Lastly I just try to make better choices. I'm fairly healthy with my diet, but I easily forget fruit and don't always have enough veg, so I'm making a conscious effort to include some in each meal. I also don't deny myself things I'd like, as long as I stick to my 4:3 plan above and generally within calories, ie don't go overboard.

Pregnancy knocks me out of whack as I crave sandwiches, of all things, and the last 6 weeks I'm crazy hungry, so I'm resetting myself at the moment grin

TalkinPeace Mon 29-Dec-14 12:41:03

MFP is www.myfitnesspal.com/

It can be used in many ways, but the most effective is as an awareness tool of what you are eating, the impact of portion sizes and the lack of nutrients in lots of highly calorific junk foods

ROARmeow Mon 29-Dec-14 13:26:44

I'm in!

joined mfp last night and am amazed at how many calories I thought was normal! any flipping wonder I've put on a stone, which I want to shed.

My user name there is ThisLastingClarity, please add me if you want.

Currently 76kg, want to be 68kg, wear a size 12, but feel myself edging toward a size 14

docmcfluffins Mon 29-Dec-14 14:02:10

ok have signed up to mfp, cannot for the life of me figure out how to add people on it so my user name is clyney84 if anyone wants to add me. How have I not discovered this before, it's fab grin

docmcfluffins Mon 29-Dec-14 14:09:07

Oh and thanks for the link talkinpeace smile

larryphilanddave Mon 29-Dec-14 14:26:10

I wanted to echo what TalkinPeace (am now intrigued to look at your other posts!) said about MFP as an awareness tool. When I first joined I went through various threads on the Community boards to find out about what other people did, which is where I learned about things like TDEE (MFP's settings for calories are too low IMO, at least they are for me, they seem to automatically set the bar at 1200).

I also found out a lot about different types of food for healthy eating - like healthy fats, nutrient dense foods, etc. Granted you will find people on there who just calorie count without considering what they eat, however, there is a lot of info and support for eating better. The top things I took from it were changing your way of eating, rather than being on a diet, and also the importance of NSVs (non-scale victories) - the fact that you might not shift 2lb a week, however, you might be feeling better, have more energy, clothes fit better, skin is clearer, you're spending less money due to planning meals better... whatever it may be.

I find it interesting to look at the food diaries of people who set them to public because I'm weird. Some people have very healthy diaries, you can see just how many nutrients/fruits/veg/nuts/protein etc they get in a day, and then you look at someone else with a super low calorie goal which is usually spent on McDonald's grin I'm sure that the former person is going to feel and look much better and be able sustain their healthy way of eating, even if they're both eating at a calorie deficit.

MissDuke Tue 30-Dec-14 17:41:14

Ohh can I please join you all? I lost a lot of weight 5 years ago with ww (lost 9 stone), and have had a baby since, and am now about a stone over my ideal weight. I started uni over a year ago, and have let exercising slide mainly, except for cycling, and my body has completely changed. I really want to get toned up again. I just tried on a dress that I want to wear to a wedding in two months time and it won't zip up all the way, so my first goal is to fit in that. Not so worried about what the scales say at this stage.

Really want to get into lifting weights at the gym to build muscle but feeling quite overwhelmed about getting started. Might ask for help at the gym if I am feeling brave enough!!!

TalkinPeace Tue 30-Dec-14 17:58:46

Missduke
Have a look at Bodyweight exercise as well : you can get amazing results
but yes, weights will change your shape for the better
sculpted arms look REALLY good in a dress smile

MissDuke Tue 30-Dec-14 19:03:16

Thanks!!! I will have a nosy now smile

larryphilanddave Tue 30-Dec-14 19:14:53

Talkin Do you have any links or recommendations for getting started with bodyweight exercise? I would like to find some sort of video so that I can see a routine but I haven't found anything yet.

TalkinPeace Tue 30-Dec-14 19:40:25

larry
there are lots, but here is one that looks sound
https://experiencelife.com/article/body-weight-training-for-beginners/

Yoga and Pilates are of course the ultimate bodyweight training systems

larryphilanddave Tue 30-Dec-14 20:39:31

Thanks Talkin, I'd been looking on and off for a while but kept finding hard-to-follow guides and I don't want to do myself a mischief! Never even considered things like Pilates being bodyweight systems blush

larryphilanddave Sat 03-Jan-15 23:03:42

Lost another 2lb (I weigh myself once a week). Hoping this keeps up!

Had a slightly more indulgent day today though as we had visitors and takeaway, hopefully it will even out over the week smile

Haven't started any exercise yet though, bit too soon for me (1 month postpartum and still getting the hang of the newborn routine again!).

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