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How much do you reckon i can lose in 5 months by................................................

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Mandymoo Tue 20-Feb-07 19:16:27

1. calorie counting
2. exercising on cross trainer 4 times a week
3. Davina dvd twice a week
4. walks as often as possible


realistically how much could i lose? I am 5 ft 6" and weigh 11 stone. Ideally i want to get to 9 stone 9lbs but would settle for 10 stone by the summer. Is this achievable?

I am really struggling to even get started atm.

dinny Tue 20-Feb-07 19:20:07

probably a stone, I reckon... maybe more . how long will you X-train for when you do it?

twinsetandpearls Tue 20-Feb-07 19:21:22

I would want to loose more than a stone by keeping that up for five months

twinsetandpearls Tue 20-Feb-07 19:22:14

Didn't see your targetthen you don;t want to loose much more than a stone.Should be doable.

Mandymoo Tue 20-Feb-07 19:23:55

about 30-40 mins on the cross trainer. Building up to 50 mins.

Mandymoo Tue 20-Feb-07 19:24:56

forgot to add that i have a 37" wasit!! and very very

dinny Tue 20-Feb-07 19:29:02

but aren't you within the healthy bmi? how is your waist 37"??

Mandymoo Tue 20-Feb-07 19:31:09

i am JUST over the healthy BMI range (am 25.3 or something) - i dont look obese BUT i DO have a 37" waist? Is that bad?

dinny Tue 20-Feb-07 19:32:58

yes, it's not good to carry fat around tummy (apple shape). can't remember what the healthy max is for a woman - 32 maybe.

ScottishThistle Tue 20-Feb-07 19:34:12

You could easily lose 2st in 5mths if you really want to...that's not even 2lbs a week...good luck!

Mandymoo Tue 20-Feb-07 19:35:00

christ now im worried im gonna have a heart attack at any moment!

dinny Tue 20-Feb-07 19:37:07

no, it's just a guideline, like BMI is. just start your plan and bet you'll be under the healthy measurement within 6 weeks.

Mandymoo Tue 20-Feb-07 19:40:07

thanks guys - any tips on even how to get started though? I have tried SW but cant keep with it just just thought eating healthily would be ok?

PeckaRolloverAgain Tue 20-Feb-07 19:43:07


Im in EXACTLY the same boat

5ft 6 and 11 stone and want to lose weight.

For the last 6 weeks I have been to the gym 3 times a week with Davina DVD in between and calorie counted.

Weight has stayed the same but I am toning up and changing shape.

Im sick of not losing weight so started following SW yesterday.

Do you fancy being 5ft6 11stone but want to be 9lb9 buddies?

Mandymoo Tue 20-Feb-07 19:47:24

LOL - that sounds good Peck!!!

I am so impatient and give up after the first day when i dont start losing weight!!

Come on then lets do it!

PeckaRolloverAgain Tue 20-Feb-07 19:49:00

Would you consider doing SW again or are you going to do calories?

Mandymoo Tue 20-Feb-07 19:58:52

i kind of like SW and i like having something to follow IYSWIM but i just cannot find any meals that i can make on it! I get frustrated and bored. Do you go to a class?

ScottishThistle Tue 20-Feb-07 20:02:01

I guess all people are different, I find if I cut out carbs apart from at breakfast time the weight comes off quite quickly!

dinny Tue 20-Feb-07 20:04:45

can you do weightwatchers?

Mandymoo Tue 20-Feb-07 20:11:13

not really done WW before but dont see why i couldnt give it a go. Have you done it?

dinny Tue 20-Feb-07 20:11:53

yes, just lost 10lb in a month, seriously

dinny Tue 20-Feb-07 20:12:09

sorry, 5 weeks

Mandymoo Tue 20-Feb-07 20:12:17

is it easy to follow? do you go to a class>?

dinny Tue 20-Feb-07 20:13:28

yes, clas but you can do it online too - so easy as you can eat whatever you like, so long as you count Points. I was in the middle of my BMI and am now at bottom, so thought it'd take ages to lose but it fell off!

Mandymoo Tue 20-Feb-07 20:14:09

dinny, could you just give me an example of what you eat in a day?

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