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Summer is here but I'm still fat!

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GonnaSortIt40 Tue 14-May-19 17:07:26

Oh dear how did this happen? I promised myself it wouldn't happen again this year but has. The weather is beautiful and I'm hiding away already as I am still fat!

I turn 40 this month, I am carrying baby weight still, except the 'baby' turns 6 soon blush

I can't do this anymore, my lower limbs are crying in agony and I don't want to spend the summer trying to hide myself in the usual black.

Diet starts tomorrow, low carb, possible meal replacement (protein shakes) and a bit of 5:2 thrown in.

Anyone want to join me? Might be pushing it a by for this year (I have 52lb to lose) but could make a good start ready for next summer grin

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glenthebattleostrich Tue 14-May-19 17:13:47

Last summer I had 5 stone to lose. This summer 2.5! I guess slow and steady etc!

So let's do this. Exercise is fine, I'm rubbish with food. I Iove low carb eating so will try to stick with that, I need to stop with the odd sugar binges and stick to it.

I have a posh do in 6 weeks and a trip to Paris with dd at the end of June so would love to lose a stone by then.

Today I was 13st 13. When I go I want to be in the 12s.

GonnaSortIt40 Tue 14-May-19 17:35:57

Wow @glenthebattleostrich well done on the loss so far that's fantatstic!

I just don't want to get to next summer again and still feel this way.

I weighed at 13st 6 this morning, only 4lb lighter than when my youngest was born 6 years ago. I have maintained this weight all that time though so in a way I guess that's something. My usual pre baby weight was around 11st but I'm only 5ft 2 so even that was too heavy really.

I really need to address this! And feel finally ready to tackle this once and for all!

Glad to have some company grin

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glenthebattleostrich Tue 14-May-19 17:47:02

Hey, on the plus side you've maintained, not increased! Last summer I weighed in over 15 stones, a few on more than when I gave birth.

So slowly and steadily it's coming down. Then up a little, then down a bit more. But the general trend is good.

GonnaSortIt40 Wed 15-May-19 09:15:24

So day one for me! Here we go!!

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glenthebattleostrich Fri 17-May-19 06:45:58

How has your first week gone @GonnaSortIt40

I've lost 1lb! Need to get stricter. I was using this week to get my body used to low carb again. From today it's very strict, keep a check on calories as well as carb levels. I have 5 weeks to drop a dress size.

GonnaSortIt40 Fri 17-May-19 20:04:15

Didn't even get started as both kids poorly! Both on the mend though so will get started tomorrow.

Well done on the 1lb loss that's fantastic!!

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m0therofdragons Fri 17-May-19 21:15:58

The low carb boot camp has just started. I began boot camp back at the end of January and kept going until this one (with a few blips). I've lost 1st 10lbs so far. It's a really friendly thread. Come and join us. The rules are all there to guide you and lots of tips to keep you focused. Good luck x

MrsSnafu Fri 31-May-19 14:57:37

I know exactly how you feel GonnaSortIt40. Im gutted I've let months go by and not got a grip in time.
I'm hauling out a very strict approach tomorrow, blowing the cobwebs off it (and my willpower) and I am aiming to be a stone down by end of June. I then have 2 more stones to tackle and then, my few extra vanity pounds. blush

I've been roughly size 8-10 most of my adult life. Last 18months has been disastrous! Im now 14-16.sad

Time to get focused. flowers

MrsSnafu Fri 31-May-19 14:59:24

This summer is f*cked, I guess, but I can aim for a good autumn! grin

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