I hit target!(15 Posts)
I'm not going to be telling anyone this in real life (other than maybe DH) so I hope you don't think it's bad form for me to come on here this morning and say I HIT TARGET!
I've gone from a high of just under 11st to 9st 7. Now I just need to decide if I want to stick there, or go lower. I'm very happy as I am though, so think I'll just maintain.
I haven't weighed so little since I was 19 and I feel fantastic. I really hope you don't mind this self-indulgent "hooray!"
I'm on the post-baby weight losing journey. 3rd baby, hit the same high as I did with the other 2. Met 2 small goals so far but still got 2 stone to lose to hit my target of a healthy BMI. It's always inspiring to see people reach their goals!
What are your top tips?
Food - only ate proper, healthy nutritious food (ie no "diet" food), mainly veggie dishes, with meat in a main meal maybe once a week. Snall portions of pasta dishes, salads, fish and veggies, home made curries, Mexican dishes etc. Allowed myself wine and puddings every so often.
Mfp - an aim of 1200 cals a day,though I often went over it, esp when I ate out maybe once a month. And obvs on Christmas day and at parties and so on. As this was about doing it for life, I wanted to make it realistic and sustainable!
Exercise - runs 4 or 5 times a week, minimum 3 miles, usually more. Plus body pump and circuits 2/3 times a week.
So nothing special - just eat less, move more. It works!
And thank you everyone for the support. It's so very kind! I am smiling.
I feel just fab, I really do. Wish I'd done it years ago. I never thought I'd be in size 10 Topshop skinny cigarette pants and making them look good!
How long did it take you?
I've gone from 12.7 stone (obese) to just under 9 stone. Actually, I was probably 13 stone but had began to lose weight before I was weighed. My bmi is 22 (I think) so I've been maintaining since December or so. It's actually easier than I thought, I find I can eat quite a good bit more than when I was losing and still stay the same. I seem to just fluctuate a pound or 2max, with little effort
I think exercise is SO important.
I know what you mean about not telling people in RL. I don't like talking about it much, makes me feel embarrassed
Happy shopping. I can't wait for summer
Well done X
Well done. You should be so proud.
Exercise absolutely is important Foodie, particularly with maintaining. Losing weight is more influenced by diet. Keeping it off is all about the exercise.
What now op? I found that one of the most freeing things about having lost the weight was that I could set really challenging fitness goals which pushed me in a new direction entirely. I lost the last of the baby weight a little under 3yrs ago and sincd then have embarked on other challenges. I think maintaining with a healthy new lifestyle is the optimum but was pleasantly surprised to find I didn't want to just maintain. I wanted more. I decided to change my body shape by starting weight training and pushed my fitness by training for challenges. I've also taken up unicycling, climbing and salsa. The options for setting goals are brilliant when the scales have been conquered.
Onwards and upwards!
Foodie - I'm not sure precisely how long it took me, but the last stone (10st 7 to 9st 7) was from July last year, when I joined MFP, to now. So an average of 2lb a month for the last 7 months.
Showy - what now? The next big aim is my first sub two hour half marathon, which I aim to do in April. I recently started running 10k in under 50 mins, so it should be possible.
Also, I wonder if I might aim to lose a bit more and go for a size 8, but I'm undecided on that thus far. For the first time in years I can say I'm honestly 100 per cent happy with how I look, which is a very odd feeling!
I like the running goals. I think if you are staying fit and eating well then chasing weight loss or clothes sizes can be unrealistic after a time. A size 8 might not be healthy for you. If it is, you'll naturally get there but pursuing it might end up demoralising. I am half a stone heavier than 2 years ago. I am also fitter and healthier. It is muscle. To lose weight, I'd have to lose fitness iyswim. You sound deservedly chuffed!
well done I've been dieting too but never quite get to my goal. lost 6 stone my target is 11stone because, it feels right for my height and build at the moment im 12stone but, I keep going on the scales all the time going up half a stone then bringing it back to twelve been doing this for about a year now any tips on how to get there and just stick to it.
Saggy - my best tip is to download My Fitness Pal and be brutally, painfully, honest with it. Log every chocolate, every cup of tea, and see how the calories add up. Once you've been doing it a week or two it's not onerous as your foods are all stored in there, making it quick and easy.
It also accurately spells out the relationship between exercise and food. For example, I "only" earn around 400 cals from a fast four-mile run, which isn't enough to justify a slab of cake!
MFP is also great for keeping checks on weight and how far you've come.
I second mfp!
It really opened my eyes. Shifted the final stone very easily once I started logging everything into mfp.
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