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New term, new me. Does anyone want to be my buddy?

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Miloarmadillo1 Mon 31-Aug-15 12:29:50

I'm going back to work after extended mat leave this week, kids back to school and nursery. It's time to put some better eating habits in place and stop scoffing ice cream! I have a 12 week 'sort out the Mum tum' program to follow and about 12 lb to lose. I just need some buddies to kick my fat arse keep me accountable. My birthday (40something) is the end of November, would love to be back in shape by then. 1lb a week.....

OctopusArmEnvy Mon 31-Aug-15 12:51:27

I'm in :-) 1 DC starting school and 1 starting preschool so sounds like the perfect time to start a new regime :-) I need to lose around 20lb by christmas but 1lb a week would make me equally happy.
Planning to combine 5:2 and some good old fashioned exercise.
You sound very motivated so hoping that rubs off on me ;-) good luck!! Xx

Miloarmadillo1 Mon 31-Aug-15 13:58:50

Hi octopus glad of your company! I'm still BF my DD so no 5:2 for me. I will use MFP but really I just need to not eat sweets, cakes and ice cream. I already walk a lot and have a dog to exercise and the MuTu program includes workouts. I'm trying to capitalise on new term enthusiasm!

OctopusArmEnvy Mon 31-Aug-15 18:02:16

Ohh what's the mutu program??? My youngest is only 10 months so I still have a definite mummy paunch xx

OctopusArmEnvy Mon 31-Aug-15 18:02:49

Ps are we going to weigh in or just encourage??

Wobblystraddle Mon 31-Aug-15 18:07:56

I'd like to be in. For me, as a teacher, term time is ok but things slip a LOT in the holidays. I also have a marathon to run on 27 sept shock

I'd like to like myself more, work on consistency, become stronger physically and drop about half a stone forever.

I'll be back in a bit smile

firefly78 Mon 31-Aug-15 18:12:43

following smile mg youngest starting school so will have more time on my hands

Miloarmadillo1 Mon 31-Aug-15 18:49:20 it's a 12 week program of exercises to strengthen your core and heal diastasis recti, plus it encourages gentle exercise and clean eating. My posture is awful, I look about 5 months pregnant by the evening blush
I'm up for weighing in if others want to, does the end of each week suit you? Welcome wobbly can't be that wobbly if you run marathons and firefly good to have you on board!

Trebushay Mon 31-Aug-15 19:09:33

Hi can I join you hoping some MFP and a new gym at the end of the road can help me would like to be slimmer by Christmas x

Miloarmadillo1 Mon 31-Aug-15 21:09:53

The more the merrier trebushay

Trebushay Mon 31-Aug-15 21:11:59

Great have had a stinking cold but feel slightly human tonight so back with the Fitbit and MFP tomorrow grin

Wobblystraddle Tue 01-Sep-15 07:09:35

Hi everyone!

Woke up feeling hungry but positive. I feel so much better when I am in control. I am very all-or-nothing about both diet and exercise and beat myself up when I don't meet my high standards. Want to step off that particular train today.

Will be using mfp but aiming to eat 1800 calls daily. This should allow me to incorporate exercise (4 runs a week, 4 hours of Pilates plus one session of ariel silks, which begins again at the end of the month) and a treat, so sustainable, I hope.

Today: banana and egg pancakes with strawberries for breakfast, brazils, almonds and dates for a snack, homemade lentil soup for lunch, tinned mackerel and avocado salad for tea.
I have the mother of all periods today which is serving as a reminder: when eating completely clean in July, period was barely there. It was so much nicer.

What is everyone else planning for today?

Sitoff Tue 01-Sep-15 11:21:50

Hello I would like to join. Children around for a few days more but I am raring to go. I only have half a stone to take off but i am really keen to do it by the end of November. I lost 2 and a half stone 2 years ago and that half has crept back on over the summer, it has to go. MFP and a daily vigorous walk has worked in the past so I start again today. 2 slices of wholegrain toast with a scrape of marmite for breakfast. Fresh tomato soup for lunch (bought I am afraid) and fruit. Homemade shepherds pie and a pile of green veg for tea. Small slice of cake after. One hour walk this afternoon. Plenty of housework too!

Miloarmadillo1 Tue 01-Sep-15 11:37:04

Hello sitoff welcome aboard!

Porridge with raspberries for breakfast, have resisted the mid morning biscuits in favour of an apple, tuna jackets for lunch. Need to plan dinner, my oldest is keen to help me cook hmm and needs to be talked out of making pudding! I've taken the DC and the dog to the park this morning so walking for the day ticked off.

firefly78 Tue 01-Sep-15 11:37:54

overnight oats for breakfast with fruit. salad for lunch. stir fry for tea. need to stock up on nuts etc for snacks. i like dried fruit and dates but are they too high in sugar if im trying to lose weight?

Miloarmadillo1 Tue 01-Sep-15 11:38:32

wobbly aerial silks sounds amazing! Where do you go to do that?

firefly78 Tue 01-Sep-15 11:39:08

will have mondays to myself starting next week so going to rejoin slimming world. it has worked for me in the past.

Sitoff Tue 01-Sep-15 15:45:25

firefly i do snack on nuts and dried fruit but use MFP to count the calories so that I do not eat too many. Not sure how slimming world works so can not comment if you are using that.

OctopusArmEnvy Tue 01-Sep-15 20:15:09

Finished at 700 calories today (providing nil by pith between now and bedtime) - not quite the 500 required for 5:2 fast day but enough for me for day 1 :-)
Davina intense DVD warm up and cardio section as we as 30 mins yoga scupt and finally 30 day change abs. Hoorah :-) feeing good today but I very much an emotions eater so waving goodbye to y 4 year ofd as he starts schoo tomorrow cous be bad!!
Good start everyone! Xx

firefly78 Tue 01-Sep-15 20:43:11

that will be me on monday!!! dreading it!

ThatsNotMyHouseItIsTooClean Tue 01-Sep-15 20:50:03

I'm in! I am feeling cr** at the moment having re-gained the 10lbs I'd lost between Xmas and the end of May. It isn't just the weight gain but the bluergh feeling of feeling fat & bloated along with brain fog and the realisation that I really do need to make changes for life as I gain weight so quickly & lose it so slowly (PCOS). I am doing a bit of research into what may be the most effective way to control and lose weight but, for now, will aim to cut out the crap and alcohol. I'll weigh & measure tomorrow & then weigh in on a Monday & do measurements on the first of each month.

Miloarmadillo1 Tue 01-Sep-15 23:08:53

Welcome my house I also am a bit cross with myself. I had got down to goal weight 8m after having DD but she has been v unwell since, life has got on top of me and I tend to console myself with sugar. I know it makes me feel crap in the long run....
octopus hope your DS has a fab first day!
firefly you can't have dried fruit on SW - well you can, but it's not 'free' you would have to use your syns.

Wobblystraddle Wed 02-Sep-15 05:19:57

I know what you mean thatsnot about feeling bleurgh. I'm only 4lb heavier after a month-Long splurge/decrease in exercise, but I feel worse, am sleeping worse, wobbling more, bloated, hate myself, less likely to wear nice clothes...all adds up.

ThatsNotMyHouseItIsTooClean Wed 02-Sep-15 07:26:48

It's good to hear I'm not the only one feeling bad about themselves.
Just weighed & measured - 10st11
Around tummy button - 88cm
Around bottom - 105cm
Around left thigh - 62cm
I have just been for a 4k run. It was a gorgeous morning & that is the furthest I have run since May. I really wanted to stop in the final 1k but managed to keep going by telling myself that however bad I felt, it wasn't as bad as this general feeling of yuckiness.
Off to meet a super stylish & skinny friend today. No idea what to wear!

Sitoff Wed 02-Sep-15 09:50:11

Well done ThatsNot- impressive start. Good luck miniOctopus. Milo sugar is my downfall - I am trying to eat less but keep it til the end of the day as a reward. Probably terrible psychology.

I have done my walk and had museli and Greek yogurt for breakfast. Tuna salad for lunch. Veggie burgers, new pots and green veg for tea. Something sweet after - not yet decided!

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