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60lb to go! Goal 1 - 10lb off!!

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SlimlineDream Sat 08-Feb-20 09:24:21

Weighed in this morning at my heaviest ever. Been really unwell for the last couple of weeks with a really bad sore throat/cold which has wiped me out. I feel thoroughly rubbish in a load of different ways. Still struggling a bit with a bereavement too, lost a close member of my family in October.

When I have sat down and done the sums I need to lose 60lb to get me somewhere close to my upper BMI recommendation. Feels like such a huge number to get rid of.

So here I am. Day 1. Signed up for WW online which I am familiar with. I guess I need to break this down to a number of smaller goals - will focus on 10lb at a time.

Here's to the first goal of 10lb gone. Feel free to join me.

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SlimlineDream Sat 08-Feb-20 09:25:39

Just to add - starting weight is 14st 3lb! At 5ft 2 NHS gives me a BMI of 36.6.

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cheeseomelette Sat 08-Feb-20 09:28:10

Good on you. I started a month ago with about 30lbs to lose and 7.5 has gone so I'm 25% of the way there.

Measuring it in smaller chunks keeps me motivated. The bigger goal is a bit scary.

Just starting is the most important thing. You'll be so glad you did in a few weeks smile

FATEdestiny Sat 08-Feb-20 22:19:58

I would go with much smaller and more frequent goals. Here's my suggestions:

14st 3 start
-4lb - 13st 13 - getting into the 13st bracket
-3lb - 13st 10 - half stone lost
-3lb - 13st 7 - 10lb lost
-4lb - 13st 3 - 1 stone lost
-1lb - 13st 2 - 25% of goal achieved (15lb)
-3lb - 12st 13 - getting into 12st bracket
-2lb - 12st 11 - 20lb lost
-1lb - 12st 10 - 1 1/2 stone lost
-7lb - 12st 3 - 2 stone lost
-2lb - 12st 1 - 30lb lost and 50% goal achieved

... and so on

Good luck!

Ineedaplan Tue 18-Feb-20 22:55:49

I'm just starting out, but Ilike the idea of motivational goals.

I will work mine out tomorrow!

Ineedaplan Tue 18-Feb-20 22:56:54

I need to lose 3 stone.

Ineedaplan Fri 21-Feb-20 12:30:43

I have worked out 15 mini goals as suggested by FATEdestiny.

A mixture of 5s, 4s, 3s, 2s and 1s.
Got a notebook ready to commence.....grin

Good luck everyone!

MockneyReject Fri 21-Feb-20 16:41:49

I also need/want to lose 3st.
4years ago, my GP warned me that I was at risk of organ failure, due to weighing 8st7lbs at 5'7" - v.low BMI.
So, I made some huge changes, left an abusive situation, relocated and made a conscious effort to gain weight.
At that point, I could afford to eat whatever I felt like. I got to 9st, then 10, but just didn't stop. And the novelty has worn off. I estimated that I was about 12st, so needed to shift 2 of them. Yesterday I weighed myself, and I am 13.2!
I realised that I mind more than I thought I did. Clothes don't fit/hang right, I'm constantly knackered and I don't like it.

So, here I am! 👋

MockneyReject Fri 21-Feb-20 17:04:02

I have downloaded MFP (free version) and have checked out the calorie content of some of my worst habits, and I'm shocked. Domino's (local, easy and cheap before 4pm, when we get in from work/school, plus DS likes it and I tend to buy in/cook whatever he will eat). 300kcal per slice, and I tend to eat 6 in one go. Coffee machine latte/cappuccinos - 4 a day at 80kcal each. So, I can quite easily dispense with the biggies.

I have been lurking on some threads here for a few weeks, so did some prep.
I ordered bulk individual Miso soup packs. V. salty, but 25 kcals per cup. I also have dried seaweed. I have some slim fast in as an emergency meal replacement, plus flax/oatbran.
So, the plan is 1 bowl of porridge (made with coconut milk, so no temptation to add golden syrup), 1 or 2 cups of soup/seaweed when I need a savoury/salty hit and a shake, per day, for two weeks to jumpstart things.
Yesterday, we already had lunch plans, but I still came in at 700kcals and, so far, today I've had just the porridge and water/spirulina, plus 2 black coffees (so about 300kcals). I realise that such a VLCD is not sustainable for very long.
I like the idea of small, realistic goals, but I think I need to see results quickly, to keep me focused. Then, relax in to slow and steady.

Are posters weighing/checking in on any particular day?

Ineedaplan Fri 21-Feb-20 18:39:17

Hey, *@MockneyReject*..welcome aboard !
I'm spreading myself over 2 threads at mo. This and one I started few days ago.

I've made a list of mini goals, so you will hear me crow about it as soon as Ive reached first one! grin

Ineedaplan Thu 05-Mar-20 13:45:16

How's everyone doing?

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