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Is there anyone who can give me some advice/motivation/kick up the bum please??

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upagumtree Thu 19-Feb-09 13:48:03

I joined FoodFocus 5 weeks ago today and set my target to loose a steady 1 lb per week. I have stuck to it very well and started walking for 30mins everyday (not much I know but it is better than I had been doing) as well as the usual housework, running around after 3DS's and DH.

Given that I have been good, I should have by now lost 5 lbs...but i have only lost 2 lbs in 5 weekssad.

I have cut out all the crap from my diet ie wine chocolate crisps..the lot, except for last week i got soooo pissed off i had all of the above. But apart from that i've been good. So what the hell am I doing wrong?

All advice greatly welcome smile

Ivykaty44 Thu 19-Feb-09 19:22:42

The normal housework - you cant count this, as you normaly do the normal housework and that is at the weight you are - does that make sense.i.e you normally eat 2000 calories a day and do 2 hours of running around after dh and dc and then one hour of housework and you weigh X stone.

try adding another 15 minutes to your walking and speed it up a bit, a good gauge is to walk for 25 minutes at just a good pace - then turn around and walk back and get home in 20 minutes or less. If you break into a jog for a minute here and there all the better smile

upagumtree Thu 19-Feb-09 19:40:16

Yip, that makes perfect sense thanks. I didn't think about that and i've been including the housework as calories used. I'll also try and walk a little more. My walking pace is quite brisk anyway and i'm pushing a buggy too, so maybe an extra 15mins will make all the difference. Thanks for replying smile

sowhatis Thu 19-Feb-09 19:42:25

up the exercise - maybe get an exercise dvd? cut back on the crap food - have one day a week that is your 'day off' - works for me!

Ivykaty44 Thu 19-Feb-09 19:44:06

how old is your dc in the buggy - you could have races to the next lamp post and get the dc giggling - the more fun something is the more you will do it and bth enjoy the trip!!

upagumtree Thu 19-Feb-09 22:30:41

lol Loving the idea of races! DS is 19 months
and i'm sure he'd love the buggy to go faster. I might look a bit silly running with the buggy but i'm sure we'll have fun doing it. Am definately gonna run tomorrow (that should get neighbours curtains twitching.
sowhatis great idea about DVD. I might just do that. Can you recommend a good one?I really do need to exercise much more.

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