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Don’t want to be the fat friend on group holiday!

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Nomorecakes Thu 17-Jan-19 23:03:13

Holiday with a group of friends and husbands first two weeks of July and I am a lot bigger than them. And I really don’t want to feel self conscious at the pool.
Is it possible to lose 3 stone in 5 months? I’ve been sticking to 1200 calories a day since Monday and going for a brisk 30 minute walk every evening.
I really hope I can do this as I have tried and failed since I’ve had children but hubby is on board and been supporting me. Eek!

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gamerchick Thu 17-Jan-19 23:07:03

Well yes but you'll need to up your brisk walk to 3 1/2 hours which would be soul destroying.

You need another exercise on top of what you're doing now. Davina's 7 minute fit is doable and gets results if you stick at it.

Justmuddlingalong Thu 17-Jan-19 23:08:39

I think a holiday is a great incentive! Don't focus on the 3 stone you would like to lose. Focus on small targets. Half a stone or breaking into a lower stone is more achievable. Chipping away at it makes it seem more doable. Good luck and have a great holiday.

GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough Thu 17-Jan-19 23:10:50

Have a look at the 8 week blood sugar diet

Nomorecakes Thu 17-Jan-19 23:17:11

I’ve downloaded a 7 minute body workout app which I have done a few times so far. I get pretty puffed out but at least it’s over with quickly!
I’ll definately look at the other suggestions!
I started dieting on Monday which was exactly 24 weeks to go. So would pretty much need to lose 2lbs every single week.

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Eattothebeat Fri 18-Jan-19 07:06:46

I'd low carb instead of 1200 cals a day - it's much easier to stick to and you don't feel deprived. Get the Neris and India idiot proof diet book - it changed my life.

Sammysquiz Fri 18-Jan-19 09:25:04

Build up to running 30 minutes, rather than the walking.

halfwitpicker Fri 18-Jan-19 12:31:24

Of course it's possible, 2 lbs a week isn't that hard.

I'd do Bootcamp if I were you.

Stinkytoe Fri 18-Jan-19 12:33:29

2lb a week is achievable, not sure what PP was on about saying you’d need a brisk walk for 3.5hrs per day. What you’re doing sounds fine but be prepared to up it once you’ve lost some weight to maintain your rate of weight loss

ppeatfruit Fri 18-Jan-19 14:28:19

Old fashioned but this works!! Cut down on all caffienated drinks fizzy and normal tea and coffees. Especially if you OD on them!

Eat protein with salads\veg. NOT with carbs. Have carbs with veg. \salads. Also eat fruit ONLY when you're hungry.

Eat mindfully, slowly tasting everything properly and STOP when you're full.

I lost 3 stone doing the above without any EXTRA exercise at all and no CC or weighing of food.

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Nomorecakes Fri 18-Jan-19 22:43:52

I’ve went cold turkey on coffee and fizzy drinks. Bloody love my Diet Coke. Had a horrible migraine the last two days so hopefully that’s my body weaning off it.
Also only snacking on fruit if I’m hungry.
I also parked a brisk 10 minute walk away from my workbinstead if just round the corner so there’s an easy 20 minutes added.
I think eggs are my new best friend!

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ppeatfruit Sat 19-Jan-19 09:39:05

Yes I got a headache when I stopped the caffeine, it's worth it though grin Well done for walking more grin

StealthPolarBear Sat 19-Jan-19 09:41:21

Also don't think of it as three stone or failure. Three stone is your goal. Anything uou can lose will be brilliant. Presumably you'd be very happy on the beach two stones lighter than you are now.

buggerthebotox Sat 19-Jan-19 09:45:53

I found doing weights helped a lot with body confidence.

I felt slimmer and better - stronger somehow - which helped me stick at it in the longer term.

ppeatfruit Sat 19-Jan-19 09:47:41

Yes Stealth is right, also when (if as we all do) you have a 'bad' day don't give it all up. just carry on the next day!!

Pangur2 Sat 19-Jan-19 10:03:38

Try Keto. I lost 3 stone between Feb and Christmas and I wasn't even really trying.

StealthPolarBear Sat 19-Jan-19 11:25:21

"when (if as we all do) you have a 'bad' day don't give it all up. just carry on the next day!!"
Yes, agree. There is a real trick to that. My natural reaction to a bad day is to think stuff it and carry on eating crap for the following week. But my body can absorb the odd bad day quite effectively. When I can have a bad day and jump straight back to it, it is fine.

Nomorecakes Sat 19-Jan-19 22:08:45

Hubby does weights and has set me up with some lighter ones to start me on. And did a walk and run tonight. Instead of coming back tonight and thinking I’ve worked for a packet of quavers, I jumped into the shower then had a cup of tea with a banana.
I typical days food has went like this
Breakfast: boiled egg on a toasted watburgins thin with mushrooms, two slices of melon.
Lunch: pot of beans on small slice of seeded bread, miller light yogurt.
Dinner: low fat mince with loads of chopped and grated veg, tinned tomatoes and a small weighed portion of pasta, baked potato with tuna.
Snacks are weighed portion of pineapple or grapes, apple or melon.
I’m coming in between 1000-1200 calories a day but will have maybe a measured glass of wine at the weekend. (This has been cut from a bottle blush)

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ppeatfruit Sun 20-Jan-19 08:46:48

If you try to separate your carbs and proteins, have them at different meals, that really does speed things up, oh and have your melon on an empty stomach.

I've got a few, muscle activating, easy belly busting exercises if you're interested grin

whosafraidofabigduckfart Sun 20-Jan-19 08:55:02

I’d be careful with fruit, I’d limit bananas and some fruit is really high in carbs / sugar. Drink lots of water and plan your food

Some people have done really well on the Mosely 8 week diet. There’s a Facebook page about it. I’d also limit carbohydrates too (whether you follow the book or not)

You should keep a food diary - write everything (very easy to forget) and think about how and why you felt when you had food cravings.

HappyHedgehog247 Sun 20-Jan-19 08:58:14

Couch to 5 k is brilliant for helping you move from walking to running. There’s an app.

MrHaroldFry Sun 20-Jan-19 09:39:32

Reading with much interest OP. I am in a position very similar to you but am off to a W/end wedding in August at a 'ferry' posh venue ( It's a Fri to Mon affair)
For various reasons I am limited to the classes etc I can take so trying to walk, not take car or bus, do a workout at lunchtime when I work from home, and plan meals more carefully.
Delighted to see some of the 'top tips' here. Will try to implement one or two and add more as required.

MrsEricBana Sun 20-Jan-19 09:48:08

Yes you can do it!! 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet. Very low carb, just eating yummy stuff (protein plus veg, so egg, avocado & mushroom / prawn salad / chicken salad / meat and veg etc). I have lost 1.5 stone since Oct doing this and that includes a reasonable amount of cheating over Christmas. Exercise wise I just upped my brisk walking to 10000+ steps every day. I don't think you need to follow the recipes in the book as such - I just read the book through twice to learn the ideas then went with it. Good luck!! You can do it!! smile

MrsEricBana Sun 20-Jan-19 09:50:07

The other thing about the BSD is it has retrained my mindset re food so it wouldn't occur to me to order, e.g., a cheesy panini or a cake now, but I wouldn't have thought twice before.

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