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12 weeks to lose 2 stone

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SmiledWithTheRisingSun Sun 12-May-19 09:53:18

That's slightly over 2lbs a week.
I'm planning to exercise every day & do the 5:2.
Anyone fancy joining me?
smile

Strawberrypancakes Sun 12-May-19 21:31:34

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.

custardlover Sun 12-May-19 21:38:18

Hey @BayandBlonde I do the 5:2 and have had great success in the past.

Wondermoomin Sun 12-May-19 22:21:54

100lbs last year, wow what an achievement. Well done!

BayandBlonde Mon 13-May-19 06:05:07

Thanks @custard

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 💪🏼

StoatofDisarray Mon 13-May-19 06:26:48

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!

StoatofDisarray Mon 13-May-19 06:27:52

And I'll also be eating on a 16:8 schedule, between 10:00 and 18:00!

Ellieboolou27 Mon 13-May-19 07:20:18

Morning all
Looks like I'm the heavyweight of you all weighed in at 14.12 shock
I'm putting scales away until next Monday and will never be 14.12 again grin

HasThisSoddingNameGoneToo Mon 13-May-19 07:45:20

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.

Ifihadapoundd Mon 13-May-19 08:39:09

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?

HasThisSoddingNameGoneToo Mon 13-May-19 08:52:31

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 😆

ChubRubTub Mon 13-May-19 09:31:55

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.

HasThisSoddingNameGoneToo Mon 13-May-19 09:45:04

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.

ChubRubTub Mon 13-May-19 09:52:45

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.

StoatofDisarray Mon 13-May-19 09:58:18

@ChubRubTub Hi! I'm 52, and it's definitely much slower and therefore easier to get discouraged :-(

StoatofDisarray Mon 13-May-19 10:03:17

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?

Worlds0kayestmum Mon 13-May-19 10:24:31

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

ChubRubTub Mon 13-May-19 10:43:40

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.

katsucurry Mon 13-May-19 11:10:00

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.

F33lguilty Mon 13-May-19 11:14:31

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.

F33lguilty Mon 13-May-19 11:15:08

@Strawberrypancakes that's an amazing loss! Just need to get back to it again..

QueenOfIce Mon 13-May-19 11:27:31

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.

Mumao Mon 13-May-19 11:33:29

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?

ILiveInSalemsLot Mon 13-May-19 11:40:26

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.

StoatofDisarray Mon 13-May-19 11:59:26

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)

Per serving:
Calories 168
Protein 20g
Fat 9g
Carbs 2g
Dietary fibre 1g

Ellabella989 Mon 13-May-19 12:08:17

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

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