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Half a stone off (or 3kg) in May

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VivaFrida Tue 30-Apr-19 15:44:59

A fresh slate for May!

Carrying over from the April thread but new joiners are welcome.

Please join this thread - all plans are included (calorie counters, weight watchers, citizens of slimming world, intermittent fasters, no-carbers, eating-only-blue-food eaters).

We are here to support each other and aim to lose 7 pounds, or 3 kgs.

Official start: tomorrow, May 1st.

My starting weight for May is 60.0 kgs and getting to 57-ish kg or just under by the end of the month would be great.

Who is in?

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OhTheRoses Tue 30-Apr-19 16:37:17

Thank you. Have 2 stone to lose. Have lost 7lb.

GottaGetUp Tue 30-Apr-19 18:36:54

Hello, thanks Viva. I’ll be weighing in the morning 😀 not had the best couple of days so not sure my end of April is going to match the beginning of May 😬

OhTheRoses Tue 30-Apr-19 18:38:09

That means have another 2 stone to lose btw.

Chartreuser Tue 30-Apr-19 18:39:59

I'm in, am sure on and have eaten my bodyweight in sweets this last week as gave up for Lent.

I should be able to manage if I get rid of crap and plan meals

Am 11st 7 aiming for 10.7 eventually

Crazzzycat Tue 30-Apr-19 18:53:24

I’m in! Thanks for setting this up VivaFrida.

I’ll post my stats tomorrow, but I’m planning to do a combination of calorie counting and intermittent fasting this month, in a bid to keep those scales moving in the right direction.

My ultimate goal is to hit 77.4 kg by the middle of the year as that would finally put me in the healthy BMI range. But for May, I’d just be happy to hit the 70s. Anything more is a bonus! smile

cricketmum84 Tue 30-Apr-19 19:06:08

Thanks for the new thread viva! Count me in! I'll be sticking rigidly to my ww points and continuing vegetarian diet adding in a few vegan days.

Starting weight for May: 21 stone 6lbs
Goal weight for 31st May: 20 stone 10lbs

Total lost to date: 3stone 10lbs

Good luck to all!! thanks

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shoelace88 Tue 30-Apr-19 19:16:35

Yay, new thread! I weighted in on Monday so I'll just start May off with that number.

Starting weight for May: 150.6lbs
Goal for the month: 145lb
Ultimate goal: 135lbs

I would really like to work on portion control, healthy eating, water consumption, & exercise this month.

Rshard Tue 30-Apr-19 19:16:45

I’d love to join please. I follow a high fat, low carb diet and was doing really well but have struggled a bit in recent months. A thread of like minded people will help me keep on track.

Weight this morning was 11, 3 so 7lbs would take me to 10, 10. I won’t have chance to weigh in the morning.

Good luck everyone!

Cheesecake53 Tue 30-Apr-19 19:24:29

Hi, can I join? I try to loose weight and just keep piling up. I am heavier than I was before I gave birth.

I currently weigh 83.6kg sad Loosing a stone would put me close to getting back into the 70s, which would make me so happy. The low 70s is my happy weight. I aim for 79.9kg by 1st of June.

didireallysaythat Tue 30-Apr-19 19:38:12

Well April didn't work for me as I didn't work for me. Didn't lose anything but didn't put on anything.

Will May be the month I get my shit together??? Let's hope!

OhTheRoses Tue 30-Apr-19 19:48:29

Oh cheesecake, me too. I am presently 11lb heavier than the day before dd was born - nearly 21 years ago. Have fluctuated since but it has been an upward trajectory. Am 58, 5'7" bordering a size 18, and my bmi is almost into the red zone. I am absolutely disgusted with myself. I was a size 10 in my 20s.

Theclearing Tue 30-Apr-19 19:49:19

I’m in! Did lose a couple of pounds in April, hoping to carry that on!

Cheesecake53 Tue 30-Apr-19 19:55:32

Hi, OhTheRoses, I am 5'7'', too smile - no one told me that loosing weight once one is older is so, so much harder.
I hope to start a downward spiral this May. I have far too many clothes for which I need to loose weight.

housewifeoflittleitaly Tue 30-Apr-19 19:56:33

Hi everyone, keep motivated. I started fast 800 on April 1st. I’ve lost 11lbs so far. Another 12lbs to go, hopefully I’ll achieve that over the next 6-8 weeks. It would take me down to the ideal pre baby weight.
That’s my ultimate goal.. I just want to wear nice clothes for summer & not be afraid to show my legs.

anotherBadAvatar Tue 30-Apr-19 20:34:40

Me too! 🙋‍♀️

Down 11kg since January and am now 76.9kg. I do HFLC and want to be down to 68kg by a significant birthday this summer!

Ultimate goal weight which puts me in a comfortable BMI zone is 63kg (which I was before the bloody kids!)

ImpossibleNovelty Tue 30-Apr-19 20:41:58

Please can I join too 🙋‍♀️ Followed the last thread and found it very inspiring. Already lost a stone but another two to go. Just focussing on the first stone for now though. Thinking about fast 800 but I get migraines if I don’t eat enough so am a bit nervous!

Lookingforpizza Tue 30-Apr-19 20:45:46

Room for one more? I got weighed at docs yesterday and have gone from 82 to 86 kgs in about 2 months. I’m bloody fed up, 3kgs sounds achievable for May but I’d like to get 4kgs lost as I want to be done to 75kgs for mid July (possibly a stretch).

Today I had alpen and yoghurt for breakfast, chicken salad for lunch, banana and mini babybel for snack then salmon, salad and quinoa and bulgar wheat for tea.

Adds up to around 1200 cals which is what I need to be sticking too, if I can get my exercise routine consistent!

Hope everyone is ready for May smile

Okki Tue 30-Apr-19 21:06:04

Hello. I'd like to join you. I currently weigh 73kg. I should be about 60kg and would love to be 57kg. (dreaming there I think). I used to go to Slimming World and I enjoyed that so I try to keep to that idea - Easter eggs and wine are my downfall at the moment.

Okki Tue 30-Apr-19 21:07:09

I haven't heard of quite a few of the eating plans mentioned so shall go off and do some investigation

cakeaddict Tue 30-Apr-19 21:08:42

Can I join too? I started last week and have managed to lose 2lbs, but my usual pattern is that I start off with good intentions, feel really proud of myself after a week or so, so start to ease off then end up back at square one. So I could do with keeping on the straight and narrow.

I'm 11st 9lbs now, and want to get under 11st ideally, but will take 11.4 as an interim goal...

I'm trying to do healthy eating / good habits rather than a 'diet' per se as I want to make some long-lasting changes. So, more of the good stuff (vegetables, water, exercise) and less of the bad (sugar, alcohol, eating rubbish). Well, that's the theory anyway, we'll see how it goes...

sazzle27 Tue 30-Apr-19 21:27:59

Hello again!

Thanks for setting the new thread up Viva - I'll post stats tomorrow morning...

Following a target success in April I will continue as I was, using myfitnesspal to calorie count and look at my daily macros.

Aiming on a lower carb and low sugar diet....
Although off on a week's all-inclusive holiday Friday so not hopeful for a loss on week one!

edwardson Tue 30-Apr-19 21:36:01

Thanks for the new thread Viva!

I'm at 9 st 8.5 and would love to be at 9st 4 by the end of the month.

I've been using Huel shakes to replace either lunch or dinner everyday (thanks to a poster on a previous thread who suggested it!) it has made calorie counting much easier, and it has helped me to exercise a bit more as well.

Good luck for May everyone!

Makemedoit Tue 30-Apr-19 21:39:07

Count me in.
Current weight 11 6 so hoping to be back in the 10 stone range by the end of the month but hoping to lose 3 stone overall.
Why is it so easy to.put on and so hard to lose???

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