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5"2 and 3+ stone OBESE!

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CosyFires Tue 26-Sep-17 15:39:12

Hi everyone!

I thought I'd start a thread for some support on my weight loss mission!

I'm 5"2 and weighed 12'12 at the beginning of September. I'm getting married next August and want to lose 3 stone by then 😱

I've bought a Fitbit to help and gone from having 3 massive take aways a week to having one once a month. I've cut down on calories and snacking, eating less and healthier. Gone from not moving much in the day 3000 steps to doing 12,000+ steps a day with a couple of cardio sessions a week.

Weighed myself today and have lost 7lbs/half a stone so far!! Feeling positive!!

Anyone else? Feel free to jump on this thread!

AuntieStella Tue 26-Sep-17 17:08:14

That's a brilliant start!

I think the just plain 'eating less' approach is seriously under-rated.

Duckiesprettycrazy Tue 26-Sep-17 17:19:05

Well done to you! I'm also 5'2", would like to lose a stone before my holiday in November, and ideally another stone by Christmas (currently 10st10).

JesusTapdancingChrist Tue 26-Sep-17 17:24:15

Good luck!

Losing weight is almost entirely down to what you eat. Exercise is obviously a great help but it isn't enough on its own (you can't outrun your fork etc).

My advice is MFP used with 100% honesty, weighing absolutely everything and sticking to a strict calorie deficit. No gimmicky diets, no cutting out entire food groups, just CICO (calories in/calories out).

I weighed 12st 5lbs at the start of August. I'm 5'3 which out me just into the 'Obese' BMI category shock.

This morning I weighed 10st 13lbs smile. Still have a stone to go but well on the way.

RandomMess Tue 26-Sep-17 17:40:32

I'm 5' and weigh well over 9 stone so really need to join you. Used MFP before really successfully but currently binge eat most evenings sad

stitchglitched Tue 26-Sep-17 17:45:33

I'm 5ft 1 and in March I weighed 13st 7. I now weigh 10st 13 so I've lost quite a bit but need to lose another stone and a half just to get to the top end of a healthy bmi! I've been low carbing, but I've really stagnated the last couple of weeks, lost my motivation a bit. Could do with being spurred on!

CosyFires Tue 26-Sep-17 18:34:36

Wow you guys have done so well! It's so good to hear that it's achievable! Keep it going 💪🏼! I'd love to weigh 10 something blush I hate exercising and Miss my takeaway but I hate resembling a bowling ball too 😭

I will reach a healthy BMI and get into a size 12 wedding dress!!!

Lottey90 Tue 26-Sep-17 18:37:44

5ft 2 and want to lose a stone. I weighed five stone heavier than I do now three years ago..... this last year a stone has slowly crept back on. Nipping it in the bud now while there's only one stone to lose

Lottey90 Tue 26-Sep-17 18:38:58

Also I don't stick to my Bmi. I look way way to skinny (and ill people point out) when I get below 9 and a half stone. I just go by weight and my clothes .

CosyFires Tue 26-Sep-17 18:43:33

Lottey Well done I'm sure you'll lose the stone you want! I'm not going to obsess over my BMI, I just don't want to be obese, my target weight is 9.5 stone but I'd be over the moon with 10 even if that's classes me as overweight BMI wise!

Lottey90 Tue 26-Sep-17 18:48:45

Thank you, once I got in the right mindset the weigh just fell off. It's getting to that point though that's the hard bit grin

anothermalteserplease Wed 27-Sep-17 06:51:10

That's a brilliant start OP. Well done everyone else too.
I'm another one who is 5'2 and aiming to lose 1 1/2 stone. I keep losing 1/2 stone then losing focus and putting it back on.

CosyFires Wed 27-Sep-17 09:29:10

I'm sure you can do it! What are you struggling with?

Lottey90 Wed 27-Sep-17 20:51:33

I've downloaded this app again. It's called seven. You do the twelve excersise moves the app tells you too, lasts only seven minutes, and you do it once a day (can do more than one circuit if you choose to though)
I used to do it religiously and honestly it really toned me. Stopped for a year though. Been doing it three days and my body is sooo sore haha. Already feel better for doing it smile.

How's everyone else doing? Also how often are you guys going to weigh?

CosyFires Sat 30-Sep-17 22:01:23

I've downloaded the app, looks good! Will give it a go tomorrow!

Another lb lost today, that makes 8 so far! Treated myself to a piece of toblerone grin God it was good!

RandomMess Sat 30-Sep-17 22:03:44

Day one of My Fitness Plan and weigh in sadwas a bit depressing to see how much less I weighed 3 years ago when I last used it!

Zeelove Sat 30-Sep-17 22:05:08

Wooooo well done! I went to weigh after work but boots was closed for an hour hmm it'll have to wait till next week now. I've been sooooo good so treating my self to a kebab and mini eggs tonight. grin

CosyFires Sat 30-Sep-17 22:12:26

@RandomMess - Don't be disheartened! I'm the laziest shit going and if I can kick my arse into gear then so can you!

@Zeelove - I bought myself a set of scales the other day so I don't have to wait! They measure body fat too blush Hard to keep off them now though!

Good tip I received off a trainer - Don't focus on weight focus on a dress size you want to achieve. He asked me what I'd rather, be a size 12 or weigh 9 stone. I said weigh 9 stone. He said ok, what if you weighed 9 stone but was still a size 16, how would you feel? That made me realise! He said your weight can fluctuate so much even in a day and if you focus on that then you're more likely to give up, where as a dress size isn't going to change on a daily basis!

RandomMess Sat 30-Sep-17 22:15:03

At least DH is on board, he is almost double my weight... there was a bit of a strop over plain boiled potatoes for tea from me though blush

Zeelove Sat 30-Sep-17 22:15:37

That's so true. It's all about feeling confident in your clothes x

CosyFires Sat 30-Sep-17 22:20:13

Exactly that's everyone's goal at the end of the day, to feel good about themselves and gain confidence!

I'd strop at boiled potatoes too blush😂

RandomMess Sun 01-Oct-17 13:45:28

Just wanted to share this calculator with you - personalise for your height, activity level, age and tells you how many calories you are using to maintain your weight and how many to reduce to in order to loose it.

I think being short we forget that we do just need less than all our taller counterparts to start off with!


CosyFires Tue 03-Oct-17 07:57:23

That's fab thanks @Random!

RandomMess Tue 03-Oct-17 09:25:04

Fab but utterly depressing at how few calories a short arse needs sad

CosyFires Tue 03-Oct-17 09:47:43

Mine has calculated at 1,300 a day! But if I excercise, I can add on calories I've burnt! Meh doesn't seem worth it though 😂

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