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10 stones, 140 lbs, a whole bloody person to lose!! Anyone else?

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10stonestolose Tue 03-Jan-17 12:18:11

Age:45
Starting weight: 19st 10lbs on 01/01/17
Goal: 9st 10lbs
Plan: low carb, high fat

Well, it's the biggest I've ever been. Feel horrid, but determined to make this the last year of being a fat person. I''m going to diet the shit out of this mess I'm in! I've see threads to lose 100lbs, but not 140. If anyone else is in the same scary boat and fancies friendly, non-judgmental journey sharing, please say hello and share away.

harderandharder2breathe Tue 03-Jan-17 12:54:28

You're not alone

I weighed myself today and have 10 stone to lose to be a healthy weight fsad

CrazyDuchess Tue 03-Jan-17 12:56:34

There is a thread going for us somewhere in this section (have no idea how to link) if you have 100+lbs to lose - I am like you I need to get rid of 140 too - and it's a bit of a slow start sad

10stonestolose Tue 03-Jan-17 13:00:34

Hi and welcome harder and duchess

It does feel very daunting doesn't it?! How are you planning to lose yours?

harderandharder2breathe Tue 03-Jan-17 13:06:51

I'm going to do Slimming World online.

I've put on over a stone in the last two months due to medication and Christmas so really fed up of being this size

DesertIslandPenguin Tue 03-Jan-17 13:10:44

Me. I'm starting the Louise Parker Method tomorrow. I know I can diet, it's staying consistent and doing it day in and day out that I really struggle with. I really need to embrace it as a lifestyle change rather than a diet.

CrazyDuchess Tue 03-Jan-17 13:15:41

Well.... I KNOW low carb, calorie counting, SW etc work for me... I just need to deal with my head... if that makes any sense?

I use food as an emotional crutch - it makes me happy. I am a single mum work full time with a chronic illness and depression/anxiety to boot... otherwise known as a "hot mess" I just dislike myself so much and I turn to food to block those feelings.... if I don't have food, what do I do??

10stonestolose Tue 03-Jan-17 13:17:01

I've heard good things about SW lately. I hope it goes well for you, some friends swear by it. I tried it many years ago (along with every other diet known to man smile).

I did low-carb the year before last, but then fell off the wagon big style and put on 5 stone in a year. Still trying to compute that that's even possible. But still think low carb suits my lifestyle better as I don't like having an actual plan to follow (always make me a bit obsessive). This way, I just instinctively know what I should and shouldn't have.

I don't know if it's possible to lose the whole 10st in a year, I've previously lost 8 1/2st in 18 months, but had weeks at a time off the diet. So maybe?

10stonestolose Tue 03-Jan-17 13:19:35

Welcome Penguin....amazingly I've never heard of that plan (heads for google....)

10stonestolose Tue 03-Jan-17 13:25:07

Duchess I'm with you on the head thing. I've no idea why sometimes I can do it and other times, no matter what I try, I can't.

I've decided that if I can't have food, I'm going to get my hair, skin and nails looking good and focus on that instead. So I've been lurking on the skincare threads and have ordered some of the Japanese and French skincare and loads of face cloths. I also got lots of nail treatment stuff for Christmas. So I will be spending time on that kind of stuff (or dog walking) whenever I want to eat the wrong stuff.

CrazyDuchess Tue 03-Jan-17 13:28:57

Well this time I've booked an appt with the GP- I have to strongly consider whether bariatric surgery is the way forward? Hmmm

I know I can do it.... Maybe the GP will have better ideas on how I can use other coping strategies. What would be ideal is if when I am feeling sad I can turn to exercise or something else... Maybe focusing on my nails and skincare is the way forward?

I don't want to be skinny, I need to be healthy and have to admit I am far from that right now!

10stonestolose Tue 03-Jan-17 13:32:22

The Louise Parker Method looks cool Penguin. Did you have to go for a consultation?

Agree that what most dieters find difficult is keeping at it for long enough and then of course keeping it off. I have yet to find that holy grail, but I can't bear looking like this. I love clothes, but busting out of a size 22, really takes the fun out of it. So hoping sheer vanity will egg me on this time!

10stonestolose Tue 03-Jan-17 13:37:12

Surgery is a huge step, but I can't blame you for looking into it Duchess. I think if I don't lose it all this time, that will be my only option. The thing that puts me off is the thought of awkward social eating and never being able to enjoy food again. Also the, albeit small, % of people who still manage to put it back on after surgery.

It's worth having a chat with your GP though and looking at the options.

Christmassnake Tue 03-Jan-17 13:44:55

The thing with surgery,for weight loss,is that food is your emotional crutch.without being able to overeat you are left without a coping mechanism....so there is a possibility that people turn to alcohol and become an alcoholic...also,10 stone over a year is going to leave you with a lot of loose skin ,same as surgery...and I don't belive the NHS pays for skin removal after any kind of weight loss...

CrazyDuchess Tue 03-Jan-17 13:45:44

I agree it's a total last resort - as it stands there is a year long pathway and I am hoping that will spur me on to get right. I am horrified at the thought of not being able to eat normally, the potential complications, the actual procedure itself...

Christmassnake Tue 03-Jan-17 13:48:23

I'm halfway into what you are doing...I've lost 6 stone..I've 6 to go....unlikely I will get below a size 14... I'm a size 18 now...top size was a 30 in evans

Christmassnake Tue 03-Jan-17 13:54:28

It's good for health reasons to loose weight,obviously....and at my biggest I could only dream of being able to buy from new look...I dreamed of being a size 18.. was sure that would make me happy......it hasn't.im still me nothing much has changed,I just buy size 18 clothes not size 30... I expected weight loss to be the answer to all my problems....it wasn't...but I'm not there yet ...I'm thinking I'm going to be left with a huge amount of saggy skin if I loose to much weight...hence me saying I may stop at size 14..,

CrazyDuchess Tue 03-Jan-17 14:04:25

How did you do it Christmas?

littlemissfuckingsunshine Tue 03-Jan-17 14:06:49

I have 7st to lose to be healthy 8st to get to my ideal weight.

I'm doing a total overhaul of my diet. There will be no junk food in this house at all. I had my last take away for a long time last night. Shopping delivery tomorrow full of fruit, veg and lean meat.

Also got myself a kettlebell and exercise bike so going to start exercising everyday.

I eat due to boredom. I've been a stay at home mum for the last 8 years. My OH works shifts so it's mostly evenings when kids are in bed and he is work late I pig out on junk. So not having the junk there is a start. I'm also getting myself back to college.

Christmassnake Tue 03-Jan-17 14:15:11

I'm loosing the Christmas bit at some point,but will be snake something or other.....I went vegan,that helped a lot....as there isn't much I like left to eat...I joined a gym after loosing a couple of stone ,that helped a bit...and really to be honest I'm just taking it one day at a time...I'm not on any diet,if I'm out with friends I have a soya milky coffee and packet of ready salted as a treat,obviously can't eat cake due to being vegan.....and I simply dont buy crap food...my kids arnt happy.but they have legs and there is a shop round the corner if they need junk....they can never be bothered thou....my fridge right now is full of fruit.my freezer full of veg...that's it.no magic wand sadly

10stonestolose Tue 03-Jan-17 15:31:39

Thanks for joining in snake and sunshine, I'm just back from dog walk with a tiny jog (not pretty, but park was almost empty) thrown in. I have a fit bit and my aim is to do at least 10,000 steps a day. I like the kettlebell and exercise idea though sunshine.

Well done on your huge weightloss snake, you sound like your head in the right space and you've got a pretty sensible approach to this thing. Wise words on the surgery thing too. The year long wait might be just what you need duchess to get the weight off before you have to bite that bullet.

Yes the loose skin is a worry. I'm 5 years older than the last time I lost this kind of amount (only 8 1/2st too and over 18months, got to a size 10-12) and I didn't really suffer with loose skin, but realise I may be not quite so lucky this time around. Time will tell.

I've ordered some low-carb cookbooks for some inspiration as I get very bored eating the same few dishes over and over. Hopefully they'll be here today. Does anyone else struggle with needing variety and cooking things suitable for the rest of the family?

DesertIslandPenguin Tue 03-Jan-17 15:57:49

10stones, oh no, I'm using her book not forking out for an in-person experience! From what I hear her programmes start at £1400 😱 There is an active group of instagrammers who are following her method and have had decent losses that seem to be staying off.

10stonestolose Tue 03-Jan-17 16:24:50

Haha....that price tag doesn't surprise me Penguin, now you mention it, it was a very glossy website smile. Good luck with it though!

I don't know if you've heard of Jane Plan? It's a home delivered meal service. I signed up for 4months worth a while ago (at £174 pm...omg that's almost £700!) and I've still got over 2 months supply that I think I need to Ebay. I just don't like the taste of processed food and all the meals are vacuum packed and in very processed tasting sauces. I ended up avoiding meals altogether rather than eat one, eventually falling into full-on binge mode for the last few months. A fool and their money are easily parted in my case.

Christmassnake Tue 03-Jan-17 17:05:08

Really...Jane plan...I've lusted after that,no vegan choices so I didn't..but the thought of not having to cook or calorie count sounds fab...were they really not nice? And were they filling....I eat huge amounts of veg to fill up on. Do you add veg to it?

littlemissfuckingsunshine Tue 03-Jan-17 17:06:22

I have a husky collie dog who requires looooong walks so I've got that as well. Large country park about 5 minutes from my house so can walk for hours. Well on a good day I can, have lots of lower back pain that I am hoping will disappear as the weight does. Although I do think some of the pain could be attributed to the spinals I received when having my c-secs.

I am really worried about loose, saggy skin, I already have a large overhang due to my c-secs. My stomach muscles are also wasted so I don't have much hope of it not being saggy. That's where I hold most weight, my stomach is massive as are my boobs. I'm very apple shaped and I hate it.

I was looking at doing the Cambridge diet but can't really afford to so just going to overhaul my diet and eating habits.

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