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2lbs a week between now and Easter

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lastqueenofscotland Fri 22-Jan-16 07:16:31

Christmas and most of my families birthdays come at once... Hopped on the scales this morning and first time I've been in the tens for ages blush

I'm going in holiday with dp and his good friend and his wife who looks like a super model, so I don't look like moby dick I think I need to slim down a bit so setting myself this challenge if anyone wants to join?

I'm running the marathon this year, which is great but sort if means I've had and "I'll eat what I want" mentality and I've chunked up a bit clearly!!

Thought we could share food diaries/general whinging and because I love alliteration have a Wednesday weigh in?
Anyone with me?

lastqueenofscotland Fri 22-Jan-16 07:17:15

Forgot to add starting weight - 10st1 but I did have an enourmous dinner last night so my "real weight" might be a bit less than that, iyswim

OneWordTwoSyllables Fri 22-Jan-16 08:08:57

I'd definitely like to join you. I haven't really made any real start with weight loss yet but know I need to. I'm 11st 7lbs.

I had my baby a couple of months ago and I lost the 2 stone I put on in pregnancy quickly. BUT I'm sure that was down to breastfeeding and since I've stopped, plus Christmas, I've managed to put 5lbs back on.

What approach are you taking? I did weight watchers a few years ago but not sure I have the time to be working things like points out this time around.

OneWordTwoSyllables Fri 22-Jan-16 08:10:33

Oh also, I was nowhere near where I'd like to be when I conceived - 11st 2lbs. I'm at my happiest when I'm between 9st 2 and 9st 7.

Seems impossible!

flymo79 Fri 22-Jan-16 09:01:16

Hello, I'd like to step forward and confess, the flab hiding under my clothes has got to go!!! About to relocate so need to be fitter and more happy about decking off! Weighed in yesterday at 10st 12, last year I got down to 10st on pre-wedding diet (mostly low-carb) and resistance band workouts on you tube

lastqueenofscotland Fri 22-Jan-16 09:39:01

Hi both. Good to have some support!

Im going to aim for two good meals a day (I hate breakfast I can't eat that early) of whatever I fancy but a reasonable portion and no seconds (my portions are too big for sure) not drinking my calories (coke addict) and not snacking!

Today is ready meal veg lasange - not ideal but ran out of time to make my lunch last night as I usually do. Then tonight I'll have a home made vegetable pasty, but just one! Will also run 5 miles and will be on my feet for an hour or two with work.

Feeling very motivated!

flymo79 Fri 22-Jan-16 10:28:46

Wow queen! Slipped that little 5 mile run in there very surreptitiously!!

lastqueenofscotland Fri 22-Jan-16 10:31:50

5 miles is short for me! Braving 18 on Sunday unfortunately I use this as an excuse to snack CONSTANTLY

OneWordTwoSyllables Fri 22-Jan-16 10:42:25

Sounds like a bloody brilliantly plan for the day but shock at your run!

I'm hoping to get back into running but never got into it that seriously in the first place! And struggle to find the time now, what with baby OneWord!

lastqueenofscotland Fri 22-Jan-16 11:46:31

I don't have dc so pretty lucky that I can just bugger off and go running whenever! Just about keeps me sane

flymo79 Fri 22-Jan-16 15:00:01

Just epically failed!!! Packet of mini cheddars and a soreen for lunch shock

Silvertap Fri 22-Jan-16 15:07:37

Are you me? I just weighed in at 10.1 after a heavy meal last night and a rubbishy January! 10 is suppose to be my limit after losing 5 stone after babies. Clothes are getting a bit tight and dh wants to lose weight too so I'm in.

Have the end of a stinking cold at the moment so will just try and eat healthily over the weekend to rebalance myself before really going for it from Monday.

TakesTwoToTango Fri 22-Jan-16 15:45:46

Can I join you? Am also 10lbs 1oz! My 'normal' weight is 8lbs 12oz so I am way over blush Had a baby 9 weeks ago and was back to 9lbs 9oz within a few weeks but the bf hormones and winter weather have caused me to hit the sugary treats hard and I'm right back where I don't want to be! I got back to my normal weight after dc1 but never managed it after dc2 (who I was bfing until just before my bfp with dc3). Am determined I will fight the cravings this time and be 'me' again for the first time in 3 yrs.

lastqueenofscotland Fri 22-Jan-16 16:00:07

Silver tap you could well be me!!

I'm starting today as I was HORRIFIED (I was 9st4 in October).

I think my main thing is over December/jan I've slipped back into drinking calories and snacking.

Feeling very motivated though so fingers crossed!

Floppityflop Sat 23-Jan-16 10:52:22

I'm in. Also 10st. Like to be under 9 or in low 9s. Also an Xmas/b'day victim. Was 9st8 four days before Xmas!

trixymalixy Sat 23-Jan-16 11:00:17

If you count your calories but don't take credit for your exercise then the weight should come off you pretty quickly. I fell into a similar trap as I was doing 6hrs+ of exercise a week so thought I could eat what I wanted. I was so wrong!

I've lost 5lbs in the past two weeks with calorie counting via my fitness pal and not taking credit for my exercise. I took off a stone in 8 weeks before Xmas doing the same.

One more stone to go before I'm 40 in July!!

Silvertap Sat 23-Jan-16 14:41:48

How's everyone getting on? I'm back on track today with 3 healthy meals and a good long walk sorted. Will try and go for a run tomorrow. Have also stocked up at the supermarket on a weeks worth of healthy food.

OneWordTwoSyllables Sat 23-Jan-16 15:14:47

Hi everyone. Glad so many of you are on track!

Still can't get motivated; craving sweet things all the time and no will power whatsoever. I put on a baggy pre pregnancy tshirt today that is now skin tight so MUST do something sad

lastqueenofscotland Sat 23-Jan-16 18:18:57

my shops arriving tomorrow had nothing in so picked on bread all day, which is better than ordering a takeaway i guess?!

Going for an 18 mile run tomorrow morning, gulp!!

Floppityflop Sat 23-Jan-16 21:00:50

Oops, miscalculated cals on dinner I cooked. Oh well, onwards and downwards....

Silvertap Sat 23-Jan-16 21:32:08

18 miles??!! Good God I'd have to eat a mountain to run that far.

I'll struggle round 3!!!

lastqueenofscotland Sat 23-Jan-16 21:36:44

Yah I do a lot of competitive distance running which can be tricky as I know some people say they run on low carb etc. I am not one of them. We ended up with an impromptu crowd round for dinner so probably gone over my cals for today but that's ok, I'll burn about 2000 off tomorrow - it will take all morning so my plan for tomorrow us
Breakfast: isotonic drink I'll take a gel with me just in case but rarely use them as I think they are naaaasty.
Lunch: two slices of cheese on toast on walnut loaf
"Tea" meeting up with two old friends and might have a brownie or something (as I say.... Burnt 2000 cals!!)
Dinner making roast vegetable burritos

I think I'll quite easily come in under!!

OneWordTwoSyllables Sun 24-Jan-16 06:26:54

Good luck today lastqueen!

lastqueenofscotland Sun 24-Jan-16 13:23:49

Thank you! Managed it and not as sore as I thought and in under 3 hours. There is hope for the 3:45 hour marathon yet!!

Silvertap Sun 24-Jan-16 14:25:47

That's amazing well done queen. I went for a run this morning but there was a lot of walking interspersed with running! We'll be doing a long walk this afternoon too. Food today has been:
Poached egg on toast
Veg soup, ham sw, yoghurt & apple
Beef stew with loads of green bed

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