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52lbs in 52wks?

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NantucketNightbird Fri 01-Jan-16 08:08:22

Sorry if stepping on toes. But couldn't see another thread. Anybody want to join me? I guess the idea is that some weeks you loose a bit more and some weeks you gain but aiming for 1lb a week sounds good to me.

FatRun Fri 01-Jan-16 08:09:19

I'm in!

NantucketNightbird Fri 01-Jan-16 08:27:26

Excellent smile hi fatrun. Have you got a plan? I'm already feeling like I want to eat 5 bags of wotsits blush

BBQueen Fri 01-Jan-16 08:31:02

I'm in too. 52lb takes me right to the middle of the "healthy" BMI range for me. Don't know whether to use MFP (has worked well for me in past) or Slimming World but need to really do it now as my joints are creaking.

abetterhairbrushisneeded Fri 01-Jan-16 08:33:30

I'm looking to loose about 30 pounds so would like to join the thread and share any tips!

I'm starting by controlling my work week diet and have already looked into calorie content of things I don't want to give up (a starbucks morning coffee and wine in the evening!) and the calorie content of meals I want for breakfast and lunch. So far, without factoring in dinner, my work day calorie intake will be just over 1000 calories, which I'm hoping leaves me ample room for a filling healthy dinner. In summer these will be easy as I love large salads but this is harder in winter and I'd appreciate any tips.

I'm thinking of using my fitness pal... but I suspect I'm going to hate it and if I can just get an idea of what kind of evening meals I can have I'd rather go that way.

This is my first proper diet. I gained 3 stone 3 years ago. I've lost a stone just by reverting to my old eating habits but I know I need to actually be more proactive if I want to see the rest come off before I'm 50!

I know I might have to watch my diet on non-working days too but I really don't want to and am hoping to avoid this. Any thoughts? Also, I've tried exercise before and while I developed strength and a better looking body I didn't lose any weight. I hate exercise and don't need to have a better looking body so I'm also hoping to avoid that! I walk about an hour a day.

What are your thoughts and plans so far Nantucket and fatrun?

MadameJosephine Fri 01-Jan-16 08:49:03

Count me in! I lost 3 and a half stone in 2014 but after a tough year with some health issues and the break up on my relationship I have gained 2 and a half stone of it back and am feeling pretty shit about myself. Then over Christmas my auntie died at the age of 62 from complications of obesity and I am terrified I am going to go the same way. 52 pounds off will drop my bi from 38 to 28 which will still make me technically overweight but it would be the lightest I've been in a decade and will go a long way to making sure I live to see my children grow up. My cousin is expecting a baby boy and it breaks my heart to think that my auntie will not meet her grandson and that her death could have been prevented.

Mrsmorton Fri 01-Jan-16 08:50:45

I'm in, although I'm doing 24kg in 12 months. Which my dodgy maths tells me is the same as 52lb in 52 weeks.

Going to take up swimming again, just found a masters club nearby and have stopped drinking for a number of reasons. I'm hoping I can get the 24kg off by September and then if I can maintain it for a year then I should be on my way to maintaining it permanently. My body seems to pick a weight then stay at it unless I work really hard to up it or down it!!

Mrsmorton Fri 01-Jan-16 08:52:01

flowers josephine

NashvilleQueen Fri 01-Jan-16 08:56:09

Me too please. Starting sw again this week. Going to cut out booze and carbs in the main.

NashvilleQueen Fri 01-Jan-16 08:56:44

Oh and chocs, crisps and biscuits!

CareFusion Fri 01-Jan-16 08:58:11

I'm joining this too.
Want to lose a pound a week before a big birthday in September. Already do quite a bit of exercise so really need to work on the eating.
I feel positive ( today anyway) I am going to succeed!

NantucketNightbird Fri 01-Jan-16 09:12:07

Oh wow loads of us! I'm a vegetarian, and never drink so don't need to worry about cutting out alcohol. I only drink water anyway but I do have an awful salt addiction so I'm going to go cold turkey removing it from the house. I add it to everything even cereal blush. I'm going to have shakes and soups (homemade). My youngest (3) starts half day school next week it will be the first time I have been away from him. So I'm going to go swimming in the mornings. I just feel so horrible right now and I know when I'm slimmer I take more pride in how I look.

abetterhairbrushisneeded Fri 01-Jan-16 09:25:05

You've had a tough 2015 Josephine. I hope 2016 is better for you.

I've also just joined the 52 small things thread. It's based on a book apparently but I'm not going to buy it and will just use that thread to help keep motivation up as it will provide me with a weekly reminder that I'm committed to make changes for the better and to taking small steps.

The first small step is to drink half your body weight (in lbs) in water (in ounces). Again, it's my non-work days that are the problem. I find work days so much easier to control!

Nantucket - that is a serious salt addiction!!! Good luck!

glentherednosedbattleostrich Fri 01-Jan-16 09:25:58

Yes please!

I'm going back to low carbing, it's the only thing that works for me. Also want to start couch to 10k on Monday (eek ).

Does anyone mind if I post weight here? I think I need / want to loose around 45 lb this year preferably before my birthday in august. This morning I was 186.8lb (13st 4.5lb).

I lost about 1.5 stone messing with low carb this time last year and really want to build on that.

NantucketNightbird Fri 01-Jan-16 10:01:04

I'm a similar weight glen, 13st 6 the heaviest I have ever been I blame butlins all you can eat dining

MadameJosephine Fri 01-Jan-16 10:22:52

Thanks mrsmorton and betterhairbrush it has been a crappy year but looking forward to s positive 2016.

I've just joined the 52 small changes one too betterhairbrush thanks for the tip.

Thinking I might download the easyloss virtual gastric band app, it's had good reviews on here in the past (I always search for mumsnet's opinion before buying anything!) and if nothing else it seems to help people get a good night's sleep which is week 2 of the 52 changes

BBQueen Fri 01-Jan-16 19:08:23

I've just downloaded the app you've recommended Josephine and will have a look when the kids are asleep. I need to get myself into the slightly obsessive mindset needed to get a good start.

I want to try Slimming World this week but can't shake the potential embarrassment of being such a cliché (going in the New Year and all). Can anyone reassure me that it will be ok and there will be loads of new starters, with whom I'll become lifelong best friends that I will swish around being slim and glamorous with?!

TonySopranosVest Fri 01-Jan-16 19:10:59

I'm in.

Marking place here.

SW will be fine for you in the NY - you'll be all newbies together.

BendydickCuminsnatch Fri 01-Jan-16 19:11:51

Ooh this is a great goal!!

Started slimming world mid November and already lost 8lbs (over 4 weeks really as it got bumpy around Xmas!) so 52lbs in 52 weeks should be doable...! Technically. I'm in!

BendydickCuminsnatch Fri 01-Jan-16 19:12:40

Ooh and some more motivation - my dad has lost 30lbs since start of Oct (I think) on Slimming World and my mum around 22lbs. They weren't horrendous to start with, my mum a size 16.

BBQueen Fri 01-Jan-16 19:31:28

That's a huge amount of weight they've lost, Bendydick (great name!). Right, I will do SW this week then (my plan is to avoid any potential 'faddyness' but focus on filling up on fruit and veg and letting the weekly weigh ins bring out my competitive streak).

BendydickCuminsnatch Fri 01-Jan-16 20:01:59

Yes that's exactly how SW works! Good luck!

Howlongtillbedtime Fri 01-Jan-16 20:20:52

Me too please. ! And I am also starting slimming world next week BBQueen , I am a pretty good Swisher grin

BBQueen Fri 01-Jan-16 20:47:20

What day is your first meeting Howlong?

I've tried to eat well all day today, and am now ravenous. Going to raid the back of the cupboard for some sawdust herbal tea to attempt to take the edge off.

Howlongtillbedtime Fri 01-Jan-16 20:54:50

Monday is my first weigh in , I am scared but also excited to get started . I need to lose about three stone so its going to be a long journey . I don't know a lot about slimming world but fingers crossed it gives me the kick up the arse I need ! Good luck with the aromatic dust , if you find a good one let me know grin

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