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Anyone 5ft 3in with 3 stone-ish to lose?

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Gemi33 Sun 16-Apr-17 18:29:19

Hi Everyone

As is clear from the thread I posted last night, I am feeling really low at the moment - feeling completely unmotivated and at my highest weight ever. I'm desperately trying to find some motivation having spent most of the weekend in tears and hating myself. I generally weigh myself on a Saturday so having had a terrible weekend I'm hoping that if I really try to eat healthily and exercise over the next 5 days I can make a difference. I am just under 5ft 3in and 12st 3lbs sad I would ultimately love to be 8st 7lbs but just to be in the nines would make me really happy. Is anyone is a similar boat out there?


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dailymailarecunts Sun 16-Apr-17 18:32:29

We are twins! I am 5ft 2 and a half and 12 stone 3 exactly!

I honestly would love to be 10 stone never mind anything in the 9s. I have big boobs and look ridiculous if I go too small. Ahh back in the day that was a good problem to have!

What's your plan for losing it? I did a really strict diet once (everything weighed. Same thing pretty much every day) and whilst it was restrictive, I felt so much better and the weight dropped off me.

I'm just lazy, I don't know where my motivation has gone!

flossisboss Sun 16-Apr-17 18:33:38

Yes, me!

I currently weigh 11st 8lb and would like to be under 9 again. I lost 1 stone between October last year and February using myfitnesspal, but have plateaud big time. I really want to lose a bit more before the summer!

Don't despair, you can do it flowers

Maltie Sun 16-Apr-17 18:35:24

This is me! 5ft 2.5 and 11st 11. Would like to be in the 9 and a half stone region. No idea where to start though

Aridane Sun 16-Apr-17 18:36:25

Hi, I am 5'2" and have three stone to lose to get to 8 stone and a bit. I have managed to lose 2 stone (going from 13 stone to 11 stone 1lb but am in for the long haul.

Flowersonthewall Sun 16-Apr-17 18:40:30

And me! I lack any motivation or will power! I have lost about half a stone but that's baby weight and breast feeding the last 9 months. I'm now 11st 4 and would really love to be under 10 stone. I did manage to get there 3 years ago doing Harcombe so I know I can do it but just keep making excuses of why I can't do it. Driving me mad actually that I don't seem to have any willpower

PrimalChic Sun 16-Apr-17 18:51:16

I didn't have as much to lose (just under 2st) but I'm a similar height and I'm now, at last 8'7. It's hard when you're short, you don't need as many calories so you've really got to work for a deficit, especially if you're as sedentary as I am!

I did 16:8 (skipped breakfast, had early lunch, dinner, only eating in an 8 hour window) then when I plateaued moved to 5:2 on the recommendation of a friend and shifted the rest. I went down and up a bit then down again and it took about 10 months. It was slow going but you can do it. It was the first time in my life I'd ever actually lost weight.

Gemi33 Sun 16-Apr-17 18:56:55

Thanks for all the responses! dailymailarecunts we really are twins! I also have big boobs and it's not something I'm loving at the moment. I completely lack willpower and motivation which I don't understand because I am miserable - why is that not enough?! A couple of years ago I lost weight and got down into the nines and I am so furious at myself for putting it all on again, I feel like it will take forever before I even notice a difference which makes me feel really down.

I think in terms of what I am planning to do it is really counting calories and exercising more as that worked before. I was also going to start doing my 30 day shred DVD and actually try and stick with it this time. Would love to hear what everyone else is doing and welcome any tips. dailymailarecunts in some ways I think I am better with something strict - what did you do?


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Weebleswobbles Sun 16-Apr-17 19:04:44

Can I join? I'm 5 3 and 11 stone 1 pound. 37% body fat

Determined to reduce the body fat down this year.

In January I kicked the Pepsi Max habit and this week started no sugar eating as well as getting a new gym programme ( my legs are killing me after 4 sessions this week)

We can do this!

Gemi33 Sun 16-Apr-17 19:10:11

It's really helping to hear from some lovely, positive people after spending most of this weekend in tears! Thanks guys,

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DickHair73 Sun 16-Apr-17 19:10:37

Can I join too? I'm a bit taller (5'6"), but currently weigh 13st 4lbs. I've NEVER been this heavy. It's gradually crept on over the last 4 years, since giving up smoking and going through the menopause. I used to weigh 9st 7lbs (after the DC). Can't see getting that low again - but would love to be 10st 7lbs. That's almost 3 stone to loose. I'm also going on holiday in 17 weeks and would LOVE to be 2 stone lighter! Is that do-able?

MusicToMyEars800 Sun 16-Apr-17 19:11:56

I'm about 5'2 and around 12-13 stone, not weighed myself, I daren't step on the scales I am size 12-14 and 34 GG breast size, I desperately need to lose weigh but right now I have zero motivation and no self control for all things tasty and wine, as of tomorrow I am going to put the boot up my own arse and start exercising more and eating more healthy! I plan on buying some new trainers and jogging, it worked for me before but I twisted my ankle and never managed to get back into it. I have an active job so will jog to and from work and be moving constantly while I am at work.

CeilingThomas Sun 16-Apr-17 19:17:40

Yes me too! I'm 5'3 (at most) and about 11st. I would love to be 8st 7.

I've just got back from holiday and seeing all the fit slim women was motivating and upsetting in equal measure. My problem is I binge eat in secret and I can't seem to stop.

How the hell do I stop eating all the crap?

Countryfeedback Sun 16-Apr-17 20:17:17

Hi all I'm 5ft3 and about 11stone. Would love to be 8.7, but the lowest I can ever remember being is 9.7 and I felt pretty good then! Maybe 9 would be a good compromise!
Shall we weigh in tomorrow and every Monday and try and keep ourselves motivated ?
I'm going to try and cut out chocolate, reduce portion sizes, and do 5:2. I already go to the gym 3 Times a week and do the machines but I'm going to aim to build in some more cardio. Need to build up some confidence to go to a class alone!

Testyisanicerword Sun 16-Apr-17 20:20:02

I'm in the 'feeling low and crap about myself' boat with little motivation.

I'm 5ft 2" and weight 12st 11. Desperate to loose about three stone.

How are you thinking?

whosahappyharry Sun 16-Apr-17 20:25:34

Oh yes me! I have found my people. I'm 5ft 3 and I'm at about 11st8lbs, I think, I'm going to do a proper weigh in tomorrow morning. I've just started needing a size 14 in trousers so very unhappy with how I look at the moment & would like to be down to 9st. Planning on doing the 5:2, as I think that suits me best, and upping my activity levels.

canary1 Sun 16-Apr-17 20:26:38

Me too! I'm 5 ft 4, started at beginning of April at 13 stone 2- so clinically obese 😩Am down to 12 st 5 today...I am doing the 30 day shred, and I have just discovered low carb diets and am feeling quite full and less inclined to snack. This is a miracle for me as I have been overeating for years and the scales have been steadily going up, never down .... love to have a motivating thread to keep going.

beela Sun 16-Apr-17 20:29:19

I'm in! I'm 5'4 and weigh 11st 10. I've also got 34GG boobs.

I've lost nearly a stone since January, doing the no-s diet - which feels like a sustainable was of doing it, rather than a quick fix. I've fallen off the exercise wagon recently though due to a run of illnesses (colds, tummy bugs etc) so I'm starting my 30 day shred tomorrow.

cheerylilthing Sun 16-Apr-17 20:36:54

I'd like to join too. I'm 5'2 (ish) & just over 12 stone. I've been filling in the diet doodle diary for a few weeks & after a good start, my weight is stuck at the same place. I've reduced snacking from writing things down & am getting better at food variation/portion sizes by using healthy, minimum fuss recipes but still have a long way to go. At my smallest I was 7st9 but right now I'd love to be back around 9st.

I get quite anxious so it's going to be a matter of getting through tasks & still finding time to exercise & not turning to food when I'm overly stressed/anxious.

maisyanddaisy Sun 16-Apr-17 20:41:45

Hey ladies, I'm 5'3'' and a shocking 13 st 5. I've piled on weight over the last couple of years - the last time I was this heavy I was 8 months pregnant. My problem is overeating - I'm trying the Paul McKenna 'I can make you thin' app. which has been good, but sadly I've made up for the less food with more alcohol (to survive the school holidays). Back on the wagon tomorrow!
Aiming to get to 10 stone something!

Gemi33 Sun 16-Apr-17 20:45:51

I also suffer with anxiety so I know how hard that can be. I think one thing I struggle with when losing weight is not being impatient - I know I'm not going to lose a stone over night but because I have put on quite a bit of weight in quite a short period of time I feel like I've got to work so hard just to get back to what I was even a month or so ago, it's so disheartening.

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MusicToMyEars800 Sun 16-Apr-17 20:46:18

what i would give to rewind time and go back to the nice body I had before kids and weight gain, used to be a lovely size 8 with a flat tummy sad now it's just a bloated mess with hangover from pregnancies angry I put o most weight after having the implant, that and a depressive stage in my life but just can't seem to get my arse in gear! it begins tomorrow... no more excuses or trying to justify thee eating habits

MusicToMyEars800 Sun 16-Apr-17 20:47:14

it is annoying how quickly and easily weight is put on but how hard and long it is to lose it < sighs >

Treaclespongeandcustard Sun 16-Apr-17 20:49:11

Hello all. This was me a year ago. I am also 5'2" and was 12.4. I joined weight watchers in April last year (with my mum) and we both lost just under 3 stones. I got to 9.7 last September and have managed to keep it up. Weight Watchers was a little tricky to get into but when I got my head around it, it was fine and I was never hungry. Mainly shrank portions and ate A LOT of fruit (strawberries, raspberries, pineapple, mango, etc). I feel so much better now. You can do it! star

Mum2jenny Sun 16-Apr-17 20:50:52

I'm 5ft 2 and over 11 stone and need to lose at least 2 stone. All help welcome x

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