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Anyone looking to lose 100lbs plus in 2017?

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TaliDiNozzo Tue 27-Dec-16 11:31:20

Just that really. I promise myself every year that I'm going to do it then I'm sat here every fucking year still not having done it.

I think I probably need to lose around 150lbs tbh but I thought it might be helpful to have a 100lbs plus thread for anyone in a similar boat to me.

How are you planning on doing it? I am restarting Weight Watchers (at home on the app), clean-ish eating and setting myself a daily step goal. Am also moving house in January/February which helps (in my mind) with the fresh start ethos.

Flumplet Tue 27-Dec-16 11:44:07

I'll join you, I have no real idea how I'm going to do this, it feels like a really massive and overwhelming task but I am so desperate for another baby I've got to do it this year. In reality I need to lose about 12 stone somehow I'm thinking of a vlcd to start off and get the bulk of it off then either slimming world or 5:2 or the blood sugar diet or clean eating or something like that to get the rest off and maintain. Im so exhausted all the time and like you moving house in the new year. I can't believe I let myself get in to this mess (chronic binge eating disorder).

TaliDiNozzo Tue 27-Dec-16 12:01:15

Hi Flumplet <waves>

I've had food/eating issues for as long as I can remember. Going back it probably is the fault of my parents who wouldn't have known healthy eating if it slapped them in the face (dad's dead, love my mum but honestly, it's true). Can't blame them now though, it's in my control to do something about it.

I would like to do slimming world because there is a meeting two streets away from my new house but I didn't really get on that well with it when I tried it before - I think Weight Watchers (when I stick to it) is better for me.

Basically this year I have to get my life in order!

coolaschmoola Tue 27-Dec-16 12:02:51

Me. I'm doing the blood diet because I'm insulin resistant.

honeysucklejasmine Tue 27-Dec-16 12:31:05

I am currently on that mission. I am 20lbs down on SW (at home) but it's slow going. Aiming to finish in Spring 2018 ish, but planning to ttc #2 in the meanwhile too ... i didn't gain much in #1 pregnancy so hopefully that'll happen again (ha!).

DoubleGin Tue 27-Dec-16 14:42:14

Helloo, I'm new here and you can count me in, I have 8stone to lose ! Giving the 5:2 a go, lost 2 stone on slimming world but it plateued and so I thought I'd give something else a go, lost 3lbs last week but have probably put that on and more this week !
Alcohol has been my biggest downfall, so many empty cals and then I have the hangover munchies, have eaten so much rubbish today !!
Be nice to have some support and join in with others !

TaliDiNozzo Tue 27-Dec-16 17:18:13

Hi all! Sort of glad I'm not alone in this! Are we all starting on 1st January?

DoubleGin Tue 27-Dec-16 17:22:57

I'm happy to start fresh then, I usually weigh in on a Saturday so if I do have a little treat it can be at the weekend smile

honeysucklejasmine Tue 27-Dec-16 19:30:11

I tend to weigh in on Saturday too. I am currently v miffed as I stuck to plan over Christmas and gained weight! However I do tend to fluctuate a lot with my cycle. See what happens by Saturday I guess.

I find food diaries really helpful. I am on week 10 of writing down everything I eat. No hiding from it then.

DoubleGin Tue 27-Dec-16 19:45:53

I find food diaries really help my weight loss too but haven't written one for ages I think I may start again.
Oh no that's annoying you never know it might come off and more next time you weigh smile
I too fluctuate a lot with my cycle, I hate a gain it's really puts me off !

honeysucklejasmine Tue 27-Dec-16 23:09:38

Me too gin Last week I lost 1/4lb. hmm Had to remind myself it was still a loss, and it's taken 30 years to get in to this state, it's not going to fall off overnight. Otherwise I will quickly spiral in to "what's the fucking point?!" and stop.

DoubleGin Wed 28-Dec-16 07:27:06

Definitely the best way to look at it - - loss is a loss !
I wish it did though. I lost all my weight when I was at uni, all the dancing and not looking after myself properly grinwinecake When I left and moved home I spent the entire summer drinking cider and that's what started it all, 4 years later and a 1 year old in tow I'm now the biggest I've ever been, I have two tops that fit me it's so miserable. I can't wait to wear nice clothes again !

Chipsandonionrings Wed 28-Dec-16 07:34:13

Just worked it out I have 79lbs to lose to get to the mid point of my bmi - big heaving sobs! I am half a stone lighter than when I had my ds and that's after 2.5 yrs of dieting. I am obvs shit at this!

I am starting with 5:2 well 4:3 actually. I work 3 days a week as a chef!!! And can never face eating until much later as I get so hot and sick of food so hoping it will fit in well. I feel really sluggish after Xmas so am looking forwards to starting. Also plan on a walk EVERYDAY - not fit enough to do anything too jumpy yet.

Good luck all

DoubleGin Wed 28-Dec-16 07:56:28

4:3 should really kick start your weight loss I was reading about that in the book last night smile

civilfawlty Wed 28-Dec-16 08:08:50

Same here. I think I need to lose 140lbs. I just don't know where to start... blush

DoubleGin Wed 28-Dec-16 08:39:30

It's so daunting civil, do you have a diet in mind ?

Does anyone have a Fitbit ? I'm going to start using mine again to make sure I am doing enough activity !

coulditbeforever Wed 28-Dec-16 09:10:56

I'm going to restart the blood sugar diet ( I am not diabetic), I tried it for a week in November and lost 10lbs, it has over 10 000 followers on Facebook and I see a man in Australia or NZ has lost 100kg so far with this woe. Everyone seems to be buying both the diet book and recipe book. I am done with SW and WW, they are not for me. Whichever way you choose to lose weight this year, good luck smile

TaliDiNozzo Wed 28-Dec-16 10:04:26

Ooh there's more of us!

I have a Fitbit. I've had one for a while and I think it definitely makes me more conscious of what I do. I tend to be more active in the summer months as I can walk home from work and that's a good two miles. Not really practical after dark as I'm fairly rural and the street lighting is shite. I am lucky enough however to have a country park not far from my new house and a dog and dcs who need walking! So that's my weekend exercise!

Food wise I think my downfall has mainly been snacking. If I want it I have it. Which would be fine if it wasn't all the bad shit. I need to cut that or change that to healthy stuff. Portion size is a bit of an issue as well but that's more easily solved by piling up the veg instead of the crap.

Am happy to record my losses here if you all are? Will weigh in Saturday for the first time - gulp!

Ibelieve123 Wed 28-Dec-16 10:09:43

I'll join. We got engaged over Christmas & I don't want to be a big bride.
So will definitely be dieting as well as saving in 2017
Was planning on joining sw as that has worked for lots of people I know & I think I can make the meals for the whole family to eat.

honeysucklejasmine Wed 28-Dec-16 10:14:20

Perhaps we should all set an interim target? It sounds like a lot of us are quite daunted by the large sum still to go.

I have lost 20lbs so far so my first target us to get to 28lbs (2 stone). I am not going to set a time limit, I don't need to feel like a failure if i miss it.

Chips if I lose 7 stone I will still have a BMI of 27. But hey. If i can get there and think I can go further, I will. But right now the 7 stone feels crazy!

DoubleGin Wed 28-Dec-16 10:20:02

I'm happy to record weight and losses here too ! Will weigh in on Saturday 😊
I would love to like to lose 1 stone as a first target for my birthday - 9th Feb. Think that will be a nice easy start !

I loved my Fitbit but stopped wearing it as I got cross with not reaching my daily target because I'm lazy, figure if I start wearing again there's no hiding from my laziness grin

DoubleGin Wed 28-Dec-16 10:20:40

Congrats on your engagement ibelieve !

DoubleGin Wed 28-Dec-16 11:52:17

On a fast day today with a sick baby. Perhaps not the best day to fast but I already decided last night and if I let myself off it just becomes a pattern ! now cooking off some stir fry veg to try and bridge the gap til dinner !

MirabelleTree Wed 28-Dec-16 12:08:47

Can I join please? I'm looking to lose 100lbs in total but have started as need to have surgery so had a bit of a kick up the backside back in November in GP's surgery so as of this morning I've lost a stone or 14%.

I would like to do healthy eating no counting etc but am under some time pressure so do need consistent results. I'm using the Nutracheck app combined with my Fitbit to ensure I usually hit a daily calorie deficit and it has been working pretty steadily averaging out at around 2lb a week, so far.

Things I have been thinking about is how I will maintain when I get there finally (have failed at this many times over the years), what sort of clothes will suit me when thinner and trying to generally look after myself. Was interested to see the bit in the BBC news today saying about how middle age people tend not to prioritise their own health as busy dealing with children and aging parents, this has struck a chord with me so I'm now making me a priority.

I've been weighing on a Friday so will stick with that if it's ok but post up on Saturdays. My new mini goal is 7lbs in 4 weeks and increasing my water intake.

Imnotacelebgetmeouttahere Wed 28-Dec-16 12:17:43

Can I join please?! blush

My initial target was 100lb loss and I'm currently 22lb down but stalled majorly.

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