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Motivate me please! I've been SO good for 2 weeks, have gone for five 25 min jogs, and I have lost 2 measly pounds.

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AccipeHoc Fri 05-Sep-08 12:34:12

I only want to get from size 12 to size ten, so I wanted to get from 9 5lb to 8 10, so not an enormous amount of weight. But can I do it?!!?!?

I have been making the right food choices, porridge, bananas, brown bread sandwiches, fruit, fish, loads of veg, snakcing on ryvita or satsumas or apples and carrot battons.....

ARghghghghghg. In this weather I feel the need to have 2 slices of toast with butter and jam.

But I won't. I won't. I won't.

I'm going out in a monsoon to collect my dc1 onw.

batters Fri 05-Sep-08 12:36:01

2 ilbs in 2 weeks is fine.

You are obviously not very overweight at all, so it will take longer to lose it.

I'd celebrate the fact that you are 2 lbs lighter frankly.

ellideb Fri 05-Sep-08 12:42:41

It can be a case of swings and roundabouts too. The next fortnight might see you losing 4lbs so don't be disheartened. It might sound odd but are you eating enough? If you are eating too little food and exercising then your body is more likely to hold onto weight rather then allow it to be burned up as fuel. It could also be that you are due on? Water retention if you are not drinking enough or too much. Also if you have been exercising then sometimes your muscles will hold onto extra water. Don't lose heart! HTH.

misselizabethbennett Fri 05-Sep-08 12:50:45

You asked 'can I do it?'. Well, yes, you can. You are doing it. Keep this up and you'll reach your target in just 7 weeks.

I started jogging earlier this year and my weight loss slowed down, but my body shape changed a lot. I was VERY frustrated, but I kept going. People spout on about muscle being heavier than fat but I always think this is a bit vague myself.

Anyway, right now you have 2 choices - keep going as you are and reach your target or give up and stay as you are (which, by the way, is probably fine anyway! I'd love to be a size 12).

Also, you may want to check your heart rate as there are optimum rates for fat burning.

minorbird Fri 05-Sep-08 13:00:08

You're doing great! Just keep on taking it a day at a time! Get through today being healthy and making wise food choices and then let tommorrow worry about itself. Do drop the white starchy carbs though, as they cause the body to bloat. Whenever you see them pics of britney, one week shes got a belly, the next week she hasn't. Its because in all likelihood shes been bingeing on the bad stuff, and then the following week dropped the carbs. (I am quite the carb consieur! sp) grin

Running is the best form of fat burning there is, so don't become disheartened with it! You might also want to do a bit of weight work, as muscle also burns more calories and since you're already slim, it will show quite quickly. Best of luck. smile

piratecat Fri 05-Sep-08 13:04:45

i thought it was just me, i can be good/healthier for 3 weeks and lose a lb. I am sure that you will see more come off even by next week.

i think in some cases it takes you body a while to 'kick' so to speak.

AccipeHoc Fri 05-Sep-08 16:19:29

Thanks everyone, I will keep going and hope that there's a delayed reaction that kicks in fairly soon!

I can understand why it might sound like I@m really vain and silly, but I'm only 5'1" and my BMI is 25, so I do need to lose a bit. My expectations are realistic though. I know I could never be smaller than size ten. And I'd be delighted with that.

I am eating between 1350 and 1500 cals a day, and I know cal counting is very unfashionable, but because I don't normally 'overeat' I need to do this to be certain I'm eating less than usual. It helps keep me focused too.

I will do it. 2 weeks is nothing really.

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