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Were you on the 2016 'lose a stone' thread - a nosy follow-up

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AuntieStella Sun 12-Feb-17 14:48:09

This one

which started almost exactly a year ago.

I was wondering how everyone did.

It was transformational for me. I got to my first target, kept motivated and kept going and really reached the weight I wanted to be but never thought I would get to. And I'm still there.

Anyone else?

You all really helped me, and I do wonder how you all did.

Bibs2014 Sun 12-Feb-17 22:43:18

I started that thread under my old name 😃

Got down to 10st 3 but am back up to 11 stone now.

I remember you did so well! Glad I helped someone, even if it wasn't me!!!

AuntieStella Wed 15-Feb-17 20:27:50

I had been over a decade trying and failing to lose the baby weight.

I don't know why it all came together and worked last year. I'm just really grateful it did.

Bibs2014 Thu 16-Feb-17 14:37:22

So pleased for you :D

Bibs2014 Thu 16-Feb-17 14:37:58

Any tips to pass on? :D

AuntieStella Tue 28-Feb-17 12:09:06

It is now a full year since I started the 'time to get serious about this' campaign (and joined your thread)

So having decided to try MFP, I was really meticulous about it.

It also helped me decide which foods I really liked eating and when I was just mindlessly reaching for something (changed the 'somethings'). Also put a fair amount of effort into eating more fibre.

Cutting out booze had a major effect (both in saving calories directly, but also reducing urge to thing 'sod it' and nibble cheese with it)

And the thread helped enormously - you've no idea what a difference it made. Going to a slimming group has zero appeal, but having a little corner of MN where people were chatting together really helped me.

That's why I was wondering how other people got on in the longer run. Because it was an important factor for me.

sandymcallister Tue 28-Feb-17 15:19:53

I wasn't in the thread but, decided to lose a stone in October.
Switched my diet to keto, found a Flex buddy and exercised 3 times a week with them.

Weighed myself last weekend. I'm down 1.5 Stone and my body fat is down to 19% :D

Never going back

AuntieStella Sat 04-Mar-17 11:01:10

Another thing that really helped was talking about the Whoosh and the Lag.

Highly unscientific concepts that seemed to ring true for at least some of us

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