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Three stone by August ?

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garmsfresh Wed 12-Apr-17 15:44:49

Decided that I need to sort my self out ! clothes all feel tight I refuse to buy anything bigger.I have tried SW WW in the past i normally get to a point then give up .This time I've decided to just weigh in on a Monday and stick to a calorie limit.downloaded a calorie counter app to keep track ( all ready a eye opener !)I know I don't eat really really bad but I do over eat and drink far to much wine .Any one else started today ? 😀 any top tips ?

3littlebadgers Wed 12-Apr-17 15:54:48

Good for you op!

I started last Friday. I'm the heaviest I've ever been. The past two years have been hell and I've comfort eaten my way to 80kg I'm normally 62-64kg.

So far I've cut out snacks, reduced portion size and made sure I've done at least 10,000 steps.

Feel better mentally but it is a huge battle of wills at the moment. I'll weigh myself on Sunday and see if there has been a loss!

Draylon Wed 12-Apr-17 16:04:39

garms- I decided on Sunday that I need to lose some weight to get into my summer clothes! I was 13/11, which at 5'6" makes me a lardy-arse! The last 11 lbs went on quickly, as menopause struck.

We're off to Spain in 12 weeks, on Friday, so although I haven't set myself a target, I'll see what I can do.

My downfall is snacking, good stuff but nuts have quite a lot of calories in them!- and cutting right back on the wine.

Unfortunately, a back injury makes exercising hard, but as soon as that's sorted, it's back on the treadmill for 30 mins every night.

I'm trying to drink lots more water, I have ready-cut carrot sticks in the fridge, apples and yes, some raw nuts. I'm eating the same as everyone else, but going easy on the carbs, watching my portion size (mine doesn't have to be the same as two teenage boys and a grown man!) - and mindfully savouring every mouthful.

Unfortunately, tonight is pub quiz night (monthly) so I shall pre-set my limit to two glasses of vino, and order a salad. And not snack from now til then, apart from tea!

THEN it's Easter, and we're going to visit friends, but that's Friday evening meal, all day Saturday and Sunday breakfast. I reckon I can make sensible choices through that, though more wine will be drunk grin. It will involve a long walk which I may or may not be able to join them in, given my back...

Good luck to you both!

Draylon Wed 12-Apr-17 16:09:04

Read this on another thread on here:

In 2 weeks you'll feel a difference
In 4 weeks you'll see a difference
In 8 weeks you'll hear a difference


garmsfresh Wed 12-Apr-17 16:16:48

@Draylon I love that ! May write it on the fridge !
Glad I'm not on my own as others have shared weight mine is currently 12.11 I'm 5.6 and wear a 14. Before DS who will be 3 in July I was a 12 with a bit of room .( though did lots of gym and classes in those days)

Feel like most of the weight has gone to my face too of arms and stomach !

On a sunnier note I just got out a old SW book from 2014 and it says I weighed 13.11 then ! But I'm sure my jeans fitted 😂

garmsfresh Wed 12-Apr-17 16:18:40

@3littlebadgers you said about portion size that is one of my issues also I sometimes go back for seconds 😑

PragmaticWench Wed 12-Apr-17 16:19:10

3littlebadgers I'm also 80kg and the biggest I've ever been, and am aiming to get back to 63kg. Spooky!

I've just joined Fat Girl Getting Fit group on Facebook for some group motivation.

Draylon Wed 12-Apr-17 16:24:13

have you folks read this? It's the No S Diet and there's a support thread on here as well.

It's worth a bit of a read as it isn't 'a diet' as all, it's a philosophy that says simply:

No snacks
No sweets
No seconds

-except where there's an S in the day, Saturday, Sunday, 'special day' (eg birthday) so shall I ditch the carrot sticks? grin !

No, read on down, it's quite wordy and not visually very exciting but the thinking laid out is quite good.

Tell me what you think!

garmsfresh Wed 12-Apr-17 16:29:37

@Draylon yup read this a few times .. totally get it but it isn't for me . Though I am limiting the bad bad stuff for Saturday .

Was dying for a sweet treat earlier a strawberry split is 70 calories I thought that was a lot so looked how many calories are in my sons strawberry laces and for three wisps of those it was a shocking 91 calories !!

I would eat that whole packet normally I am shocked but I think it's a light bulb moment.

Draylon Wed 12-Apr-17 16:31:00

I was 87.7kg when I started, ftr (13/11). I prefer stone and pounds as losing a lb feels and looks like more of a loss on the scales!

Another trick, next time you're in Asda, look at what 1kg of butter or lard looks like.

If you want to lose a stone, surreptitiously pile up twenty five 250g packs of butter. That's your stone that you're lugging around (as am I, ++!)

That might be a bit of an -ahem- 'Fuck me!' moment!

Draylon Wed 12-Apr-17 16:36:08

garms - having a sweet tooth is a bit of a killer, isn't it?

I'm lucky in that respect, I'd rather wolf a tub of hommous than say a jam doughnut; but that's 330 cals versus 230 cals...!

However, there's also 250 cals in a big glass of white wine, and I could certainly polish several one of those off!

garmsfresh Wed 12-Apr-17 16:44:21

250 ! Wow I do like wine never even thought about wine like that how ignorant .

Yes sweet tooth is a issue though I don't eat lots of things due to being a celiac.But I love nothing better then a bag of pick a mix which I can and will give up but not the wine 😉

Maybe have a bottle over a weekend rather then 3 ...

3littlebadgers Wed 12-Apr-17 17:46:06

Ooh I like that saying Draylon definitely keeping note of that roll on weeks 4 and 8 grin

Pragmatic how funny that we are the same weight and have the same goal. Any less than 62 and I look a bit ill, but then 65kg is my 'oh shit!' Weight. Knowing I'm 15kg more than my 'oh shit' weight is scary indeed shock

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