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Today is the day!(14 Posts)
So angry with myself. Have somehow maintained my perfect weight without trying for 4 years - something I have been trying to do for the past 20 years.
However I had a close bereavement mid last year and it’s all just gone to pot and I have gained just under 2 stone. I have been in denial but enough is enough. I coped the last 6 months by drinking way too much and just not looking after myself.
So today I have got up, weighed myself to see the damage and now I’m heading to join slimming world at 09.30. I can do this but would love some buddies in here for support along the way.
Count me in, I always get into these threads so late I feel like a stranger.
I am getting old and no matter how little I eat compared to previous years, the weight just continues to pile on, can’t do normal exercise because I have problems with my legs. But I join in, trying to stick to the blood sugar diet and do some Pilates daily.
My target for today... no carbs until dinner, no sugar and only one cup of coffee after dinner.
Good luck in the slimming world meeting.
Hi Tan thanks for responding. How about we get through this together one day at a time. I have hit that age too but somehow as I hit 40 my weight went down. I was sitting at 9 stone for 4 years after hovering around 11 stone most of my adult life before that. I even went to the doctor wondering if I was sick.
Anyway that was then this is now. About to go see how bad the damage is really as not sure how accurate my home scales are so will post again starting weight and goal weight when I get back. Hopefully this will spur me along. Please stick around here and we can support each other.
I lost a lot of weight in my early 40s but now is just piling up.
Shall we start with a week target? Keeping it simple and realistic? Shall we be brave and post actual weight and target weight? (Body measures help if you are planning to do some exercise, as muscle is heavier than fat)
I’m off to work now but will be back later. 🙂
Ok so here goes...
Starting weight 10.13
I’m not even sure I can sure the shame of my current weight but I’m looking to lose 5 stone.
Aw @Passthebubbly don't be so despondent you've had a difficult time but you've decided to do something. Today is the first day of the future, it's bright and you can do it! You've taken the biggest step walking through the doors at SW so well done!!!
Have a look at this website for recipe ideas. The Mediterranean Chicken Orzo is fantastic as is the Enchilada Lasagne!!
No shame for any of us be it 1 stone or 10 stone we are all looking to loose weight and we can all support and encourage each other.
Sforsh49 thanks so much for that. I will have a look. I’m doing the sticky chicken with rice tonight. Really enjoyed the group. Yes horrendous past year where I pretty much just stopped looking after me so the time is now to get a grip and get myself looking and feeling good again.
Baring in mind I was 8.11 at my fathers funeral just in July I can’t believe how quick this weight has gone on. I didn’t even see it happening. I was blaming the tumble dryer for shrinking my clothes 😂
Need to lose 4 stone. I have been overweight (though not this by this much) for 9 years (since having 3rd child). And I'm staring down the barrel of 50.
I LOVE exercise, I really enjoy swimming, walking , running, gym, yoga, at the time and how it makes me feel.....BUT work has got in the way, I've lost my mojo for it and gotten out of the routine, esp over this winter.
AND I also love food, and love eating. I def use it as a coping mechanism for anxiety and low mood, possibly a bit compulsive. I need to stop grazing.
I'm going to focus on getting 3 proper meals, no sugar, no snacks and portion control. I'd be happy with slowly losing a stone and half to start with.
I need to loose 2 stones, at least.
Managed to keep calories reasonable after dinner, no sugar, that keeps my appetite/ comfort eating under control... then I fell for some chips and a pastry... 🤦🏻♀️
Tomorrow is another date but, just posting a reminder to myself... I’m 83 kg and size 18-20 at this time. I want to lose enough weight to fit into a size 14 again.
Starting weight 10.13
Week 1 way in 10.6 and a half loss 6.5lbs
A stone and half pound to go to target.