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A stone by Christmas

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Shalll Mon 29-Oct-18 07:22:40

Is it possible and who will join me?

This stone has been with me for many years now since youngest was born... five years ago! I really want it gone especially as the weight is mainly around my middle.

So starting today:
Weight 11.8 stone or 75kg
Height 5.7 or 1.70

Using my fitness pal with target daily calories of 1,200. Aiming to reduce sugar / carbs and increase water intake. Exercise when possible but it's a juggling act with kids/work, maybe 3 workouts per week plus walk when I can.

Would love some company!

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muddledmidget Mon 29-Oct-18 08:46:46

I'll join you. I've just weighed in and I'm in 11st10 which means I've lost 4lbs so far this year! I'm determined to go into 2019 with a BMI in the healthy range rather than overweight so need to lose 18lbs in the next 9 weeks which feels like it should be achievable.

My plans are

3 meals a day, only fruit and veg for snacks, and no cake, crisps, chips or chocolate!

To go to the gym at least 3 times a week and complete couch to 5k before Xmas (only 2.5 years since I ran a half marathon but I've got to go right back to the beginning)

Meal plan! If I know what's for my meals and that I've got the right stuff in it's going to be so much easier

Weigh in on a Monday morning

MM xxx

HollyBen Mon 29-Oct-18 09:04:25

I will join you! 11s2.5 amd 5ft3. Aiming to a Body Coach 20 mins workout at least 3 times a week and 10,000 steps each day. I did Slimming World earlier this year and lost just over a stone. Since moving abroad I have put a bit back on. It's tough to do slimming word properly here but I am going to do something roughly based on it.

Peabody25 Mon 29-Oct-18 09:06:18

Me! Would love to lose a stone by Xmas. I'm 5ft 5 and 11st 11lbs and aiming overall to be 10st 7lbs.

Going to cut out snacks apart from fruit and veg and avoid crisps and chocolate completely.

Trying to exercise 3 times a week, starting 30 day shred and more walking in between.

Sounds like we've got similar weights and targets.

CaseStudyResearch Mon 29-Oct-18 09:10:01

We’re pretty similar - I’m currently 74kg and 5ft 9. I’m aiming for 68kg by Christmas and then overall, to be approx. 64kg by June next year.

Mine will mainly be diet, although going to attempt some home yoga videos.

NerrSnerr Mon 29-Oct-18 09:20:56

I'll join you. Would love to lose a stone by Christmas. I'm just trying to get the last bit of weight off after having two children. I managed to lose a stone in a couple of months earlier in the year but stopped dieting. I luckily haven't put any back on.

Weight today 10st 5
Height 5ft 1

That would get my BMI back into the healthy range (and my nice jumpers would finally fit again!)

Shalll Mon 29-Oct-18 09:45:20

Great to have your company and it does seem like we all have similar targets. I feel much more motivated doing this in a group.

NerrSnerr I am totally with you on the nice jumpers, I am putting off buying new clothes in the hope that my current clothes will soon fit / look much nicer on me. Well done for keeping the stone you lost earlier in the year off!

muddledmidget sounds like you have a good base to build on given your running experience. I used to run half and full marathons, all pre DC though...

I'd be keen to hear others' food ideas / diaries as I do really struggle with variety and when stressed / busy seem to start eating crisps and other rubbish.

Breakfast is particularly hard as ideally I'd have something involving bread but this morning I had skyr (Icelandic yoghurt) with blueberries, which I will admit I didn't love but is quite filling at less than 150 calories.

One top tip someone gave me which I will also be applying is to take kids plates to the sink and put washing up liquid on them or put food away as soon as possible after they finish. I am quite prone to finishing their meals!!

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RhubarbCrumbled Mon 29-Oct-18 10:22:17

Me too! I've spent the last year saying I need to lose weight and then watching it creep slowly up. I'm in the camp of letting exercise slip after being able to run 15k regularly and I'd lost all my baby weight. It's rubbish! I have nothing to wear as I'm not buying clothes and nothing fits so I have to sort this out. It would be lovely to get the nice jumpers out again!

The plan is to start exercise again (4xweek run / swim / shred), 10k steps a day and to track everything I eat. And definitely not eat the kids food!

Shalll Mon 29-Oct-18 13:20:52

Hmm my lunch has just taken me up to 992cal eaten so far today, which doesn't leave much for dinner if I am to stick to my 1200 target. Time to revisit what I have for lunch (pea soup, humous and veggie wrap, two eggs - healthy but calorific it seems).

I wonder if there is any chance of some exercise tonight after the DC go to bed...

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ILiveInSalemsLot Mon 29-Oct-18 13:25:45

Can I join please? I haven’t weighed myself in a while but I want to fit back into my size 12’s which is one size down.
I’m going to try to have no snacks.
I walk quite a bit and will add 3 gym sessions.
Today, I made this for lunch which I really enjoyed.

I’m not a vegan but I’m trying to eat mostly vegan meals just because I feel better eating lots of veg and pulses.

CaseStudyResearch Mon 29-Oct-18 13:28:45

I’ve had quite a snacky lunch and on 520 calories so far. Think tea will be Spanish tortilla and a load of salad.

DH made the most gorgeous pastries at the weekend, so saving room for one of those.

brumblebee Mon 29-Oct-18 13:33:42

I'll join you. Although I need to start next Monday which (by my reckoning) gives me 7 weeks so 2 pounds a week as my target. Nothing fits so that's been. Really good incentive.

Shalll Mon 29-Oct-18 13:39:56

I like the look of that soup ILiveInSalemsLot, that looks really healthy.

What's in your snacky lunch CaseStudyResearch? I need ideas for a 200kcal dinner tonight haha. To be fair dinner is normally my smallest meal so I might be alright, wonder if I'll get away with two scrambled eggs and toast if I have a brisk walk home from work.

One of my problems is after 2-3 days of being virtuous I am usually astonished I haven't already lost a stone... and get really frustrated with weighing myself. I think Monday weigh ins (and no weighing in between) are a good idea.

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CaseStudyResearch Mon 29-Oct-18 14:04:25

One slice of low carb bread with about 20g of grated mature cheddar, lettuce, cherry tomatoes and celery sticks. An apple and two easy peels.

Oh I’m exactly the same - my standard thought process is “well you’ve had a salad for lunch so you can have a Dominos tonight and be a size 8 tomorrow.”

I lost about 10-11kgs a couple of years ago and kept it all off until this summer, where I put about 4kgs of it back on. Back then, I had a lot more time to go to the gym, and also it was an incredible gym. I just can’t get the motivation to go to a rammed PureGym with barely any equipment at peak time.

HollyBen Mon 29-Oct-18 14:54:22

I am 8 hours ahead of UK so nearly bed time! My day: 2 weetabix with a banana and skimmed milk (breakfast); 20 mins Body Coach HIIT; 2 boiled eggs (I am addicted); fruit salad (apple, melon, grapes); tuna mayo sandwhich with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and pepper side salad and a handful of Doritos; a tiny teeny Crunchie; 2 marshmallows; Rosemary Connelly (remember her??) recipe leek and cougette dhansk (dinner); a few cups of tea with skimmed milk

2anddone Mon 29-Oct-18 14:58:54

I'll join in please 5'5" and 11st 3lb list 8lb so far this year but have now ground to a halt!
Rice crispiest for breakfast, ALDI healthy ready meal for lunch used about 700 calories so far.
Really want to get around 10st 10 by Christmas then lose more once the Christmas period is over!!

Boredofdieting Mon 29-Oct-18 16:31:28

I'd like to join! Currently 5'0 and 9st3 - aiming for 8st but a stone down would be great! Down 20lbs this year, but struggling for motivation now - even the thought of new clothes isn't helping. My aim is to stay under 1,000 cals a day (low I know, but given my height not unreasonable) and >15,000 steps a day, which worked well earlier this year … when it was warm / light / there were no Christmas parties coming up … erk.

Shalll Mon 29-Oct-18 17:04:58

Wow really impressed with both your weight loss so far! You can be examples to us all!

Does anyone else have a lovely but slightly unhelpful DH? Mine keeks telling me not to worry about losing weight and ordering pizza

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2anddone Mon 29-Oct-18 17:23:15

Shall I am a single parent so no 'helpful' husband! I do however get really bored once dc go to bed and that's when I binge eat!
I have a Christmas party at the end of November and I would like to feel better about myself by then

WithAFaeryHandInHand Mon 29-Oct-18 18:09:33

I’ll join you too if you please!

I’m a similar weight and height to you op. I’d like to lose 10lbs by Christmas. I’ve just joined weight watchers.

Shalll Mon 29-Oct-18 18:16:31

Aaah 2anddone I'm a great boredom eater too...

I've just managed to eat a dinner (chicken and vegetable broth, delicious ) that has kept me under 1,200 for the day and I tell you I am STARVING.

Day 1 and I'm eyeing up the crisps drawer.. hope it gets easier!

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Happytot Mon 29-Oct-18 18:17:42

I'd love to join too!

5ft 5in and current weight 11st 2.5. 

I have my work Xmas party 15th Dec and would love to be under 10st 10 by then. I am using MFP user name happytot and would love it if anyone wants to add me as a friend!

GandalfTheGoat Mon 29-Oct-18 18:39:03


I'm also currently using MFP and trying to slim down for xmas. Started 2 weeks ago and have lost 3lbs so far. Having my wisdom tooth out tomorrow so that will scupper me for a few days I expect.

I have been sticking to 1200 cals too but have been using my exercise cals too.

BitOutOfPractice Mon 29-Oct-18 18:44:01

Hello! Can I join in. Same height as you op and weigh pretty much the same. I'd like to be 10st 7lbs by Christmas. I'm currently doing the blood sugar diet so hopefully that'll be a good start but won't be able to sustain that for much longer. I can manage 4 weeks I think then relax a tiny bit. I'm already nearly a week in.

2anddone Mon 29-Oct-18 19:21:23

Ending the day on around 1100 calories though I now have to stay away from the snack cupboard when dc are in bed not feeling too hungry but have drank about 10 pints of water so will be up all night peeing!!

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