12 weeks to lose 2 stone(749 Posts)
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That's slightly over 2lbs a week.
I'm planning to exercise every day & do the 5:2.
Anyone fancy joining me?
Yes I’ll join. Am having some success with LCHF at the moment so shall continue with that.
Me please! I'd planned to try to lose a stone over the next 7 weeks, but 2 stone would put me in the normal weight category so maybe I could keep going.
What's your plan OP?
I'm going to use MFP and do the 5:2 diet. It has worked for me before but I just fell off the wagon.
Will either swim or cycle every day.
Also planning to resurrect my Fitbit and make sure I get 10,000 steps in each day - as I have a fairly sedentary job.
I have a wedding coming up and was looking at dresses and feeling depressed about buying a large size again.
Thought I'd post here for accountability.
It's lovely to have some company thanks for the speedy responses.
Whet are your plans?
Ah just googled Low Carb High Fat 👍
Me! I’m in. Go on holiday in 12 weeks. I’ve had it booked for a year. Could have lost loads but I’m constantly messing about with the diet.
I’m going to do WW and exercise every day. Plus no booze - that’s my biggest downfall. One glass of wine and I’m like a hungry hippo
Hi, I'm in. I have a holiday end of July with a very attractive slim friend Haha. Already lost a stone but stuck in a riot now!
Have been doing 16:8 and lost half a stone without much effort but have fallen off the wagon in the last week...
I need to MFP and do some exercise every day otherwise I will just hover around the same weight.
I need to lose 2 stone to get into the healthy BMI range - so really need this actually.
Welcome Plonkie & EllieMay!
Yes the wine is an issue for me too.
I'm not drinking midweek and then only having a couple of drinks Fri/Sat.
Am also needing to get into the healthy BMI range as well as the dress!
Great timing - I just started low carbing today.
2 stone down would be amazing !
Plse post your daily food consumption.
I plan 2 meals and one 'snack'.
I've had 2 boiled eggs, 1/2 avocado and 2tsp mayo.
I'm planning chicken breast and broccoli for dinner + cheese string for mid arvo snack.
Perfect post to start the week. Thanks OP
I have 6 weeks to lose ideally a stone, but it's more than likely to be around 12lbs.
Currently 11st 6. Ideal weight 10st, height 5ft 4
We can all do this, I just keep falling off the bloody wagon!
Exercise is part of my daily life (2 horses) so that's not a problem, my problem is food! I can be a glutinous pig at times
Yes me too please. I keep staring and stopping various diets. I desperately need accountability but can't afford slimming clubs. I'm starting intermittent fasting tomorrow combined with low carb/low kcal. I have a food order arriving tomorrow to start the week off
Oh me too! I go on holiday end of July so I’d love to be slimmer by then.
I’m trying to do blood sugar diet so that fasting and doing 800 cals a day mostly low carb but beans and pulses are allowed.
Iliveinsalem - I'm doing similar. I'm not doing a true fast800 because I'm allowing myself 250kcal of rice a day (no other cars though) but will be aiming for 800kcals a day
Would love to join please! Glad it’s a thread that I can join at the beginning too - will weigh in the morning. I’ve got around 4st to lose so will do MFP and set my calories to 1200
Also going to Pre plan my days calories / meals as I tend to drift off mid afternoon!
Yes please! That's exactly the amount I realised I needed for my summer holiday in..... 12 weeks! I will be doing intermittent fasting and low cal/fat. I'd love to do more hardcore exercise too but it's hard with my job so it'll be steps. I'll weigh in tomorrow.
Joining in for the motivation! I'll be on holiday in 12 weeks time 😁
I'm going to be doing MFP and frequent, varied exercise. It's the food bit that I find tough, I've finally found exercise I love and look forward to (kind of, haha).
What plan do you follow for intermittent fasting?
Ooo. I'm in. I lost a stone last summer and have maintained. But I need to lose another in the next 6 weeks. I just do no snacks no sugar no seconds and aim for 1600 calories max plus exercise daily. That worked last year - I hope it will again!
Yes! I'm in. I have a big, exciting event on June 13 and I need to look and feel my best. Currently I'm 2.5 stone over my "best" 😆
I'll go back on WW. It works for me when I actually follow it. I like the app too, it's really easy.
Good luck everyone! We can do this!
I’d like to join.. I lost 100lb last year but my diet has fallen by the wayside and I’ve put 6lb back on and it’s just going to get higher and higher if I don’t commit.
No carbs works for me, so starting tomorrow morning, I’m going for it. I did it for three days last week but had a terrible work day and found solace in crisps on the way home, then did the usual ‘oh well, might as well have everything!’
I’m currently 12 stone 3 but would kill to be 10 stone.
Hey @BayandBlonde I do the 5:2 and have had great success in the past.
100lbs last year, wow what an achievement. Well done!
So my plan this week is:
24hr 500 cal fast today (I ate horrendously over the weekend). Liquids only. I will tweak the calories as I go
1000 cal day tomorrow between 11am and 7pm
I plan to alternate these days. So it's effectively a 4:3 and 16:8
My weight as of now, having done a poo and not eaten since 10pm is 11st 8......Excuse my piggie toes 😂
Wishing you all luck 💪🏼
I'm in! I could do with losing 3 stone but 2 stone would be a good start.
Weighed in at 12st 12lbs this morning. I'm doing very low carb (20g per day) and calorie counting (1200 per day). For exercise I'll be walking to and from work if it's not raining (about 45 minutes each way) plus getting over to the gym as often as I can.
I've let myself go after an arthritis diagnosis last year and the menopause also dropped a stone onto me.
I'm currently sipping black coffee with sweetener and making a salmon, leek and broccoli afrittata for breakfast and lunch.
Thanks for starting this thread!
And I'll also be eating on a 16:8 schedule, between 10:00 and 18:00!
Looks like I'm the heavyweight of you all weighed in at 14.12
I'm putting scales away until next Monday and will never be 14.12 again
This thread got me up and on to the scales this morning. Not great news - I'm 12st 3.5. It goes on so quickly, doesn't it, if you don't watch every mouthful?!
I'd like to be 11st by June 13., then ultimately 10stone or just under. I gave a pair of Victory Jeans yo get into, but they only fit when I'm 10stone.
I need to join. Don't have an event but 6months postpartum and struggling with self esteem. Currently 11st 9lb would like to get back down to 10st. Only issues I'm having is I'm still BFing so can't limited my calories like I have in the past. Any tips?
Hi @Ifihadapoundd -- I just googled and the recommended calorie-count for breastfeeding mums is 1500-1800 calories a day (and you're advised to stay at the top end of that range).
Could you just stick to that, and see if you lose weight? I'm not BFing as my kids are teens now, but I'd lose weight if I stuck to 1800 calories a day 😆
I'm in! I really need to lose at least 2 stone - I'm 12 stone 12.
I've really struggled with staying on track and hope this will make me accountable.
I'm going to try 5:2 as I hope this won't seem so hard mentally. I won't go over 1200 on non-fast days.
Anyone else in the 'older' age range? Half a stone used to just fall off, but since I hit 45 it's been a nightmare trying to lose anything.
Hi @ChubRubTub - I'm 48 😭🙈😭 and it's definitely going on faster. I still lose quite well if I follow a specific diet plan... But no, I definitely can't skip 3 dinners in one week and then see my ribs like i could in my 20s.
SoddingName, it's bloody annoying isn't it! Seems like we've got a similar end goal, but I'm a heavier starting weight.
I just reached for a mini Mars as a snack but stopped, so hopefully posting here will help with willpower.
@ChubRubTub Hi! I'm 52, and it's definitely much slower and therefore easier to get discouraged :-(
I just had my first meal of the day - a slice of the aforementioned frittata and a cup of black coffee. Delish! Does anyone want the recipe?
I've weighed myself and taken starting photos (truly devastating, how did I get so far down this road?). Got my food order coming soon and will be breaking my fast at 1pm
Yes please Stoat! I'd love any recipe recommendations (especially low cal for fast days).
That's part of my problem, I get stuck in a rut eating the same thing and then go off the rails.
Me too. I am 9 weeks PP and have 1.5 stones to lose to be back to pre-pregnancy weight, and then some! I'm exclusively breastfeeding and you need to add on an extra 300-500 calories for that so I'm eating around 1800-2000 calories a day for now to see how I go.
Hi, would love to join.
I am doing the Fast800 as I found the 5:2 very slow. BMI is 28 and I've got 2 stone to lose.
@Strawberrypancakes that's an amazing loss! Just need to get back to it again..
I started Keto 6 weeks ago and lost 9lbs in 3 weeks I then went low carb. Basically no bread pasta etc because of the high fats (good fats not just cheese!) I don't crave sweet things any longer my skin looks lovely my ibs has gone and I am now 14lbs lighter. As someone who has continually struggled this has been the easiest change for me.
I'll join too please! Have a stone left to lose but can't seem to shift it!
I'll do low carb and exercise
I've tried 5:2 and it dies work but man I was miserable! Any tips?
Wow strawberry that’s amazing.
Don’t undo all that hard work. It’s great you realised only 6 lbs in.
I’ve been for a long walk. I’m not eating until later. The later I leave it, the less I eat so I’ll fit my 800 cals by having some soup at 2.30, a snack at 4 then dinner at 6.
Basic salmon, leek and broccoli frittata
6 medium eggs
60g leeks, chopped
60g broccoli, chopped
180g baked salmon
Salt and pepper
Option: add chopped dill, parsley or chives to taste.
Method: steam broccoli and leek together. Bake salmon. Beat eggs. Fold vegetables and salmon into eggs. Pour into an omelette pan, turn until the bottom is set, flip over using a plate to invert, cool the top side, invert again, cook the bottom until all the egg is cooked. Turn out. When cool, cut into 4 sections. Serve at room termperature.
Nutrition (according to My Fitness Pal)
Dietary fibre 1g
I’d love to join please.
I’m 12 stone 2 and want to lose another 1-2 stone. I was almost 15 stone at my biggest but my weight loss has plateaued the last year and I’m definitely eating a lot more crap lately.
Question - how do those of you who have low calorie days and still exercise not feel awful? If I even go for a walk on a day where I have 1000-1200 calories I feel like I might faint. Maybe I’m not eating the right kinds of foods
What are you eating on fast days?
I’ll have fruit for breakfast and a nakd bar. For lunch i’ll have soup and for dinner i’ll have something like salmon and veg and then a yogurt. I have a very large appetite and could eat and eat all day long if I could get away with it
Ellabella - I did 5:2 for months a few years back. It did work, and I could run fine on fast days, but it wasn't sustainable longterm for me. I don't think it is for most people. Now I find about 1400 to 1600 calories a day works with exercise and I lose weight on that. Slower, but it stays off because I do not feel hungry and I am not so tempted to cheat. Anyway, it works for me.
When I did 5:2 i had a banana and a handful of almonds after a morning run, and then something like a small bowl of porridge with fruit around mid-afternoon, or a bit of stew with rice. I made every calorie nutritious. It helped.
@ltk thanks that’s helpful. I think I cope better when sticking to 1500 calories per day but also doing a long walk and a short HIIT session most days. I’m trying to make sure 90% of the food I eat is really nutritious too (lots of veg etc) and only have 1 or 2 small “treats” such as a couple of chocolate biscuits or a bag of crisps. If I completely cut food like that out then I end up getting fed up after a week and bingeing. So jealous of those who can eat what they want and never gain weight or have health issues!
Ellabella - the only type of diet I have found sustainable is a high protein, high fat, low carb diet. After the initial few days, the craving for carbs mostly goes away, so it's easier to avoid cakes, biscuits and that sort of thing. And you feel full for much longer, with fewer hunger pangs.
I would definitely swap the fruit and cereal bar for breakfast for something protein-y. If you're looking for lunch on the go (which is what I'm guessing this is), I would try hard boiled eggs and decent ham, or a piece of cheese and decent ham, and I would be aiming for about 250 - 300 kcals for it.
Had a protein bar for breakfast 200cals was full till 1pm though, just had soup with cheese and crackers, tonight I'm having pulled pork in a pita with salad.
Life at the moment is so out of my control that I'm going to really try hard to stick to this and lose weight!
@stoatofdissaray I definitely eat too many carbs. I feel like I would be starving without them but maybe I should give the high protein way of eating a go. Thanks
I can't do black coffee, so I had 2 espressos with some milk, a pot of Longley Farm cottage cheese and a piece of fruit for breakfast.
Bowl of left over Japanese curry for lunch - basically just lamb, potatoes, onions, carrots, apple, ginger, Japanese curry spices and stock.
Dinner will be broccoli with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.
Will finish my eating window at 5pm. First day back on it for about 10 days so I expect I'll be miserable later! After a couple of days it is plain sailing though...
I could do with losing at least 2, 3 stone. Going through huge life changes and find I am comfort eating. Find it so hard to stuck to any rigid plan .And have a serious sugar addiction.
Eating loads of crap , so feeling crap.
Any suggestions of what diet might work ?
Give 16:8 a try. It sorted out my binge eating.
Hi, is it ok to join in please?
I have 12 weeks till I go away for a (dirty)weekend with my partner and want to look shit hot.
I want to lose 2lbs a week.
Evening all! I am doing 16:8 so I have finished eating for the day. I had steak, spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, a massive pat of maitre d'/ garlic butter, thick Greek yoghurt, strawberries and a chunk of brie for tea and I'm feeling pretty satisfied. What's everyone else having?
Doing well today for day 1.. which I usually hate the most
Some grilled bacon and 1 scrambled egg (no milk) for breakfast.
Turkey slice with a little individual cheese for lunch..
Dinner is a mystery as DH is stopping at the shop.. (planned to go today but work was manic and only just finished) and all day I’ve been drinking lemon hot water. I hate tea and coffee but this keeps me full.
The true test is making the kids dinner when I want to just put my entire face into the pasta.. I quickly scraped it into the dogs bowl to save myself!
Strawberrypancakes: well done on the speedy pasta dump!
I had 2 ryvitas with cheese and pickle for lunch and for dinner, sweet chilli salmon, green beans and a bit of brown rice with spring onions and fresh coriander mixed in. It was really tasty.
Bit of choc for dessert. That’s it for today.
I’m doing a 1 min plank and 30 sit-ups every night too.
Danger time for me is between now and bedtime, I keep repeating to myself I must not eat until morning.
Can't remember the last time I felt hungry in the mornings as always late night snacking.
@ILiveInSalemsLot I really need to incorporate some exercise, I was up at 4.30am this morning so feeling it now. Will start my walking tomorrow as got to take dd rainbows, so will walk for hour once I drop her.
Ellieboo that sounds like a good plan. I go for a walk in the mornings usually but that doesn’t tone so I thought I’d do some toning while I watch tv.
I stop myself from eating in the eve by thinking how disappointed I’d be with myself at bedtime if I give in to snacking. I just sip a herbal tea instead.
@StoatofDisarray - thanks for posting your recipe. You inspired me! I had salmon left over from a BBQ yesterday so I made your frittata and It was absolutely LUSH, and 0 points on WW. Yay!
I had it for lunch and dinner, and I'm not hungry at all. I made everyone else a full-fat lasagne for dinner but I just had my frittata and felt like the thinnest person alive. 😆
SoddingName I'm so glad! I love it too, it transports really well and I often have a couple of slices for lunch.
I'm glugging a pint of 7up free mixed 60:40 with water with a slice of lemon. Had some hunger pangs about half an hour ago but now I feel fine.
Sorry for all this reportage, I will calm down soon I promise.
Count me in, I was going to start this exact thread! 12 weeks until I go on holiday and would love to lose 2 stone. I am also stopping breastfeeding my 18month this week ( just dropping his final feed) so I am hoping that will also help me drop the final pounds as I found with my other two I held onto some weight until I stopped feeding. I am just using mfp and sticking to 1400 a day. I have also just started running again so plan to run 3 times a week. I usually average about 18,000 steps a day ( teaching and running after 3 children under 6) so I am fairly active. How has everyone's first day gone?
Sorry for all this reportage, I will calm down soon I promise.
When you go quiet we'll become very suspicious, and picture you ramming KitKats into your mouth behind the sofa...
I really need exercise ideas! I'm so totally out of shape that I honestly worry that anything strenuous would give me heart failure. (I don't have a weak heart, just an underused one...)
I work from home, desk-bound, and my DC are teens now so I don't even do the school run. What can I do to ease myself slowly and SAFELY back into exercise? Can't afford a gym membership. Hate cycling. Do have access to YouTube on a massive TV (which is probably the reason I've got so big.)
May I join please.
12st 12lbs as of this morning. Need to be about 10st, maybe 10st 7lbs. Have lost 3.5st but have been up and down a stone like a yo yo for the last forever.
Have a limited diet, or should as have IBS and can't cope with too much sugar (much as I like it!), so it should, in theory, be easy.
Exercise-wise we have 3 dogs and i usually walk them for between 3 & 4 hours a day. They've been poorly and I've been lazy - hopefully we'll all get back to it next week. Joined a gym today and that will tone things up a bit.
I use MFP. Aim for 1200 input a day and minimum of 500 output. When the dogs are back in walking mode I'll do c. 24k steps a day.
Today: Nothing 'bad' to eat other than 2 boiled sweets. Had too many blueberries and strawberries though and body is objecting.
Aiming to do some menu hunting and planning!
Good luck all. We can do it!
Hasthissodding go for walks if you can. Just 20 minute brisk walk a day is probably good to start with.
I sometimes do things like ‘10 minute abs’ or ‘10 minute yoga’ on YouTube.
Can I join in too please? I go on holiday seven weeks today and would be overjoyed to loose 21lbs.
I weighed in at WW on Friday at a horrifying 15st 9lbs .
Trying to get myself into a routine with food, I seem to starve all day then binge at 4pm. So far so good but only on day four!
Yesterday I fasted till lunch (doing 18-6 IF most days). Had an egg salad. Had a burger with salad for tea and stopped eating (miraculously!) at 6.30. Although I dod have a gin and slim line tonic that was kedt over from the weekend. I pigged out at the weekend and felt so bloated yesterday. Dunno why I do it to myself. I feel better today!
SoddingName: heh heh!
Thank you for starting this thread OP! I see a lot of people are slimming for a holiday. Where are you all going?
Wow this thread has taken off! OP I'm going for 1500 cals per day, keeping carb intake low. Also aiming to average 12k steps per day, with C25k in the mix too.
First day went well 1540 cals, C25k, 14k steps.
How are you doing?
Plonkie I always think that walking is underrated as an exercise but it’s probably the best one.
Good for you getting those stretches and squats in whilst in the loo. it all helps.
I’m having a fasting day today so I’m not going to eat til the evening. I was watching some YouTube clips on fasting yesterday. Really helpful and inspiring. Dr Jason Fung talks a lot of sense!
Hope everyone has a good day.
16:8 isn't going to work for me - I was ravenous at 22:00 last night and if I hadn't been doing 16:8 I could have had the cheese from my dinner which I didn't really want at the time but ate in order to get in the calories before my cut-off time. I think I will drop 16:8 and just stick to calorie counting (1200) and low carb (20g).
I've lost 0.8lbs! So I'm going to spend today trying on my size 8 clothes and wondering why they don't fit yet 😆
Had tinned tomatoes and poached eggs on dry toast. Going for a walk later and my last counselling session. (I had really bad anxiety a few months ago. Pretty sure it's perimenopause.)
Thanks for the exercise suggestions! I can't walk to work as I work literally 2feet from my bed, but I could definitely walk in the day and do YouTube stuff.
I set some 90-day goals yesterday and have plotted weight targets on there. When I lose a stone, I'm going to get a trial at the swanky hotel gym near me.
Hope everyone had a lovely day and already feels thinner!
Hi everyone - sounds like it's been a positive start.
I'm not in the UK, so day 1 just finishing for me.
I was doing a fast day today. Have gone a tiny bit over (520 calories). Wasn't too bad, but it's not bed time yet!
I had soup for lunch and then a huge salad with roast cauliflower for dinner. Managed to do a class at the gym as well. My legs are aching already, so probably won't be able to walk tomorrow 😁
Good luck for day 2!
Yesterday was day 1 for me, and I did well. Went to the gym and ate healthily all day.
My biggest downfall is chocolate in the evenings, so as long as I can get through that, I’m good.
No idea about how much I weigh...too scared to buy scales.
I need to join you all as I've put on a dress size in the last couple of months where I haven't been very mobile so I've gone up from a 16 to an 18 which is not great. I'm 5' 6. I just caught myself in the mirror and look large although I'm wearing an oversize t-shirt, mom jeans and no bra
So far today I have eaten;
8.30am one large pitta with hummus and tomato tea with milk
2pm coffee with milk and half teaspoon sugar
16.30 a burger in a brioche bun with tomato, slice of cheddar and ketchup and mustard and a yoghurt.
I'm not planing on eating anything else or doing any exercise.
However just being on this thread makes me feel like I should walk out the door and just go for a walk.
I'm on day five and already feeling the benefits; no heartburn!
Meal planning is my absolute essential, I need to know what my next meal is and I need fresh fruit available at all times to prevent me reaching for a biscuit .
Today I had;
8am - yogurt, blackberries, strawberries and 20g special k protein nuts.
10.30am - apple.
1pm - chicken breast, rocket, broad beans, 15g feta and lemon juice.
3.30pm - latte.
5.30pm - pineapple.
Should have dinner around 7pm - chicken cacciatore with 80g brown rice and chickpeas.
Feeling full but less bloated.
Walked 4 miles after work too!
I went for a long walk today.
I had a ryvita with cheese and pickle, some lentils and meatballs, watermelon. I want that to be all I eat today but I may have some nuts later.
I feel so much better after my hour and a bit walk which according to the pedometer app on my phone is 3412 steps.
Not only did I not eat during that time all I want now is fizzy water to drink. I'm also now ready to study a bit for an exam I have coming up as I feel I've had a proper break so win win for now.
It is hard to go out the door when there isnt a particular reason to do so other go for a walk (I am not ready for running yet, ever).
I think I will download some podcasts to listen to for next time to keep me company.
Can I join you?
10st13 today, as I have been on & off for the past year & means I can't fit into any of my jeans or my summer work clothes. Really need to lose 9 - 10lbs. More would be as I'd still only just be at the top of the healthy weight category but would mean I was down to weights I haven't seen since 20+ years ago at Uni.
- no breakfast
- cod & veg for lunch
- mid afternoon snack of 2 pieces of gluten free bread & marmite
- tea was a chicken goujon, leftover mash & baked beans.
Tea wasn't exactly planned but at least I haven't been back in the kitchen since.
Hoping to do some exercise when DH gets home...
Day 2 here.
DH and I went out and had lunch out. Ended up with a dinner sized meal but no dessert. Then had an icecream..., but did a load of walking and going up and down steep hills and lots (lots!) of steps, so according to MFP I'm under for the day.
Still mentally feel much brighter and body isn't nearly as sluggish as it was.
Sounds like lots of great exercise and eating today!
I came in at 1278 calories today but had lots to eat! Breakfast, banana and strawberry smoothie, lunch left over roast chicken with a large salad, dinner chicken casserole with veg. Had a pear, sultanas and smoked salmon as snacks.
No extra exercise as I have just finished marking but I did complete the daily mile with my class and step count ended on 15,800 so have been fairly active.
Well done everyone. It's amazing the difference a small change can make.
So I picked a bad day to make chocolate chip cookies... but the good news is I've still got WW Weekly points left. And the rest of my food today has been positively saintly.
Going to bed now do I can't eat anything else! 😆
Oh yes I must restart using MFP.
I have now eaten an apple, about 12 Finn crisp, a bit of cheddar and some Philadelphia.
Apologies for the radio silence. DC has been sick since the weekend so have been stuck inside and not had much sleep.
Right am doing a 500cal fast day today. Somewhat alarmingly I weigh 13.6!! So really need to lose 2.5 stone to be a healthy BMI but 2 would still be awesome.
I am SO impressed by how many people have joined this thread. Good luck everyone - we can totally do this!
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