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mailfuckoff Sun 19-Feb-17 07:23:31

I'm mid 30s and overweight. After Christmas I decided to do something about it. Cut out the booze, lots of yummy things and carbs. Saying no at work to cake and samosas. Going for walks to up my step count. Jogging on the spot to up my step count. In 2 months I have lost 6 pounds. It's a long slow hard slog!

mailfuckoff Sun 19-Feb-17 12:52:01

Just me then

NavyandWhite Sun 19-Feb-17 12:53:41

6lb is good. How much do you need to lose? I find if it's less than a stone it's hard to shed a huge amount. Plus it tends to stay of if you lose it slowly.

Keep going smile

Summerof85 Sun 19-Feb-17 12:55:34

At least you have lost some weight! Have you tried using My Fitness Pal? Download the app and be very honest about every mouthful you take. I was shocked at how many calories I could take in a day, this includes drinks, alcohol etc. Are you able to go jogging or power walking? Makes a difference but don't overeat to compensate!

mailfuckoff Sun 19-Feb-17 13:08:56

I've got just over a stone to lose in total. I'm watching every mouthful I eat and start my exercise class this Thursday

Cindbelly Sun 19-Feb-17 13:13:47

Ime weight loss is 90% what you eat very little about exercise.
Although saying that I have just started a thread in exercise topic as I'm not very toned and now I've lost weight (still losing - I'm about half way to goal) I'm feeling flabby so the class is probably a good idea.
Download mfp, it was a real eye opener for me, I've been overweight my whole adult life and mfp has made me realised that I had no idea about portion size and the number of calories I was eating. No wonder I never lost weight before I was sabotaging myself without realizing!

LisaAlexander Tue 21-Feb-17 16:19:14

Huuuuueg congrats. It's tough but stick with it. If it was easy there'd be no weight issues and related health problems. The wonderful news is that over time this becomes habit i.e much easier :D

mailfuckoff Sun 26-Feb-17 18:20:40

Well that's another pound down. Half stone since Christmas. Slow are surely wins the race halo

KJPxx Sun 26-Feb-17 18:25:36

I am in a similar position. I was doing well, lost 10lbs across 2 weeks - the second and third week of January, then weight loss slowed. 1lb some weeks, and then the huge deflation comes when I didn't lose anything. My motivation when I feel defeated becomes non existent. I know I need to keep going to get results but it's so hard to focus on the long term as apposed to the current weight! If I make sense

Mrstumbletap Sun 26-Feb-17 18:27:37

I would really recommend finding out what your TDEE is and downloading the app MFP. Life changing in terms of weight loss.

mailfuckoff Sun 26-Feb-17 18:43:00

Hi, I've got mtp and do use it so I've got a hold in calaries in. What's TDEE?

228agreenend Sun 26-Feb-17 19:11:23

I've got friends who regularly loose 2-3lb. I'm lucky if I loose 1/2lb!

mailfuckoff Mon 27-Feb-17 18:00:13

I've googled TDEE and need 1600 approx calories a day. I'm 5.5 and approx 10 stone 7. I'm actually taking an average 1200 calories a day or less so should be losing but it's not going anywhere

Mrstumbletap Wed 01-Mar-17 00:11:12

I'm only an inch taller than you and was about your weight last year. I now flit between 9.4-9.7 and much happier.

I do the 5:2 diet and there is great thread on here come over and join if you want to give it a try, it has great health benefits too, there is also a BBC documentary link to watch first all about if which really helps.

If you are sure you are sticking to 1200 every single day, you are not calculating your calories in things like sauces etc little hidden ones. OR you are being good and sticking to 1200 a day then maybe on a weekend you are having a bit of a naughty night and exceeding your calories so much that it slows down the weeks progress (I am not a nutritionist just learnt it from reading a lot about calories) Or do you exercise and then eat the calories you burn off thinking you can have a bit extra?

mailfuckoff Wed 01-Mar-17 08:16:48

None really, I don't unhealthy snack, I've cut back on all carbs and feel like all I eat is fruit, veg and salad but still it won't shift. I do have a condition which means I can't 5:2 which is a shame as it looks good but work may get pissed off if I start collapsing again!

Mrstumbletap Wed 01-Mar-17 10:34:29

If you have a health condition that maybe why your weight loss is effected.
What is the healthy weight range for your height?

You have lost weight, maybe just take it slow 1lb a week type of thing and just do it gradually and healthily. Lots of fruit and veg and exercise classes will be great to get it off slowly.

No don't collapse, that's not good!

thisismadness77 Wed 01-Mar-17 10:40:01

I tried vaguely for years and last spring I tried slimming world. 6 months later, three stone off, and I still had wine. smile wish I'd done it years ago.

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