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5 weeks - how much weight can I loose?

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Workingmum34 Sun 31-Jan-16 21:19:57

So I have a big social event suddenly come up in 5 weeks - lots of people I haven't seen for years. I weight about 14 stone now and I am about 5ft 6 so really need to loose some weight - one of those things you always put off. But now I have nothing to wear and really could do with shifting some but how much is realistic?

Muskateersmummy Sun 31-Jan-16 21:20:55

You should realistically aim for 1-2lb a week so I would say half a stone is realistic in 5 weeks.

Dogadviceneeded Mon 01-Feb-16 18:06:08

I would recommend doing the 30 day shred alongside dieting. You might not loose loads of weight but you'll tone up and your posture will improve which makes a big difference.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Mon 01-Feb-16 18:12:16

I've just lost 25lb in 5 weeks... (Though have more to lose than you!)

I've been doing a mixture of calorie counting and 5/2. 5 days a week I eat around 1000 calories, and 2 days a week I eat under 500.

I've been walking a lot, using my Fitbit to make sure I do at least the 10k but sometimes up to 25.

Within the low calorie I've cut out all drinks except water (I'm sure tea / coffee would be okay but I don't like them, so this was more about not having alcohol or Diet Coke!) no / low carbs, no / low sugar and as little dairy and fat as possible.

I generally have no breakfast (because I never do, not just on this diet)... A soup for lunch, and a grilled white meat or fish with vegetables for dinner. On the 500 days I have salad rather than soup and a smaller portion of dinner. And I'm trying to drink at least six bottles of water a day.

It's not the most fun! And I'm certainly not going to stick to it forever, but seeing results already is so motivating, and it definitely works! smile

Laurawills Mon 01-Feb-16 23:03:22

I will join too! I am 13st 9 and 5ft8 so similar to you workingmum, I think 20lbs is realistic if your really focussed, I am on day 1 today 😀

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