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Need to lose a stone,anyone want to join me?

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Bonnycat Sun 02-Aug-09 21:25:05

Planning to start tomorrow,am thinking maybe trying something similar to the "kelloggs Challenge,cereal for breakfast and lunch,a low cal dinner and fruit for snacks,maybe try and get swimming too,anyone fancy it so we can support each other? grin

MrsOlf Sun 02-Aug-09 22:56:57

I'd love to. I need to lose a stone too but not sure this week is a good one to start with as 2 DDs getting over swine flu (or something...) so have had a week without sleep and they're still feeling fragile. But, if I don't start sometime then I'll never lose the weight and there are always reasons not to do it.

I think I shall start with small steps (fruit instead of chocolate and biscuits) and see how I do... smile

Sparkler Sun 02-Aug-09 23:00:56

I've just posted on the Slimming World thread as I need to get back on track again. I won't be re-joining group though - I think joining 7 times previously is enough grin. I've got that fat and frumpy feeling again so tomorrow is the day for me to start again.
I'll definitely join you.
Good luck.

Sparkler Mon 03-Aug-09 09:03:41

Ok it's Monday morning! Good luck all! <<Sparkler goes off to rummage through cupboards for something healthy to eat>> smile

OurLadyOfPerpetualSupper Mon 03-Aug-09 09:22:24

Can I join in? I've lost a stone since last September (in fact, I'd lost it by Christmas), but since then I can't seem to shift more than a couple of pounds before life (in the form of Christmas, birthdays, holidays) interferes and it goes back on.

I've been eating three good meals a day, always with protein so I don't get hungry, no sweet things (in theory), ditto alchohol, and I'm hoping to either swim or do an exercise DVD three times a week.

Bar23 Mon 03-Aug-09 09:37:37

Can I join? - I stepped on scales today after seeing v unflattering holiday pics and realise I need to lose about 2 stone. (I knew I was overweight I just didn't want the scales to confirm it). Have started today with slice of toast and butter. I will try to weigh in on mondays and fridays to keep going.

Bonnycat Mon 03-Aug-09 14:36:01

Hi everyone smile
How are you doing so far?
I have been to the shop this morning and stocked up on fruit and also bought a little notepad to keep a food diary.
So far i have stuck to my two bowls of cereal and planning to have a reasonable sized portion of chilli instead of my usual huge mansized portion !

skybright Mon 03-Aug-09 14:41:23

Can i join in please? I had my last baby in feb 2008,always put on about four stone with each baba and have managed to loose it each time but with the last one i still have that last stone to go.

I have been really lazy about it though plus i think it is harder to loose weight in your thirtys angry.

Not such a great start today..i have had cheese on toast.Think i will do the cereal thing as well.

Bonnycat Mon 03-Aug-09 20:20:17

Hi everyone,
Im in a similar boat Skybright,my DS is 2 in November and i lost the 4 stone i gained with him quite quickly on Slimming World but over the last 6 months my weight has crept up and up again...i kept telling myself it didnt matter but my clothes are all too tight now and i "feel" fat.Ive never been a skinny minnie ,i look fine at 10 1/2 stone ,not bad at 11 but when i got weighed this am i was 11 stone 8 so i really want to stick at it.
Ive had a good day so far so im gonna go to bed soon LOL.

Bar23 Tue 04-Aug-09 08:07:56

Good morning all! Well I managed to keep of the chocolate and biscuits yesterday and cooked a v healthy fish in tom sauce with just a couple of sprays from one of those low-cal oil sprays. Just had breakfast - toast and marmite.

Interestingly I lost all my baby weight after about 6 months, but this weight has crept on over the last couple of years. I have never been skinny but am now crossing line into looking overweight.

OurLadyOfPerpetualSupper Tue 04-Aug-09 08:35:44

I always lost my baby weight in a few months too - we moved to the country about six years ago and since then I have to drive everywhere.

I wasn't especially fit or toned in London, but walking across the commons several times a week obviously burning the calories.

I find it a pain now to have to make a special effort to exercise - still, I'm aiming to fit in a Davina McCall DCD today.

skybright Tue 04-Aug-09 09:28:02

Morning,well i weighed myself today and as i thought i have at least 13lb's to get rid off.

It is toast that is a bit of a downfall for me,so today,soup for lunch and i will buy some cereal later. D o you think M&S triple chocolate crunch counts? grin

mummydoc Tue 04-Aug-09 09:42:12

i would love to join in, really need to lose 2 stone but having tried and failed miserably to get back on track have decided to lower expectations and aim for a stone, if can get to 12 stone then will reaim again for 11. am goign to try high prot , low carbs + calrie restiction using foodfocuc to track everything.

sayanything Tue 04-Aug-09 10:08:13

May I also join in please? I gained a stone after I quit smoking which I haven't been able to shift (for two and a half years shock). Getting married next month and could do with losing at least 3kg - sorry for the metric [calculates furiously in her head] - that would be around 6.5-7lbs.

Breakfast today was a thin slice of wholewheat bread with a tb of peanut butter and low-sugar jam.

OurLadyOfPerpetualSupper Wed 05-Aug-09 08:34:21

Hi - I did my exercises last night! Feel chuffed as it's the second time this week.

I did succumb to a mini Magnum last night, though - I got back in the habit of expecting a dessert when we were away in Cornwall a couple of weeks ago.

Will have to work on it.

Bonnycat Sat 08-Aug-09 09:42:55

Hi ladies,how are you all doing?
I have had a good week.I always find the weekends really hard though.Too much temptation around!
We usually have a take away on a Saturday as we rarely go out.

idranktheteaatwork Sat 08-Aug-09 09:52:46

Hi, can i join?
I would like to lose a stone after i gave up smoking at Christmas and took up eating instead. blush

I am trying to do this by cutting down my portion sizes, having cereal instead of toast and butter for breakfast and doing 60 mins exercise a day.

Today we are going for a bike ride as a family and tomorrow we are going for a swim so just need to eat well......

Bonnycat Sat 08-Aug-09 09:53:40

Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding Sayanything! and well done on quitting smoking,my DH quit just over a year ago and has put quite a bit of weight on despite having a physical job and playing squash twice a week.

Ourlady,i am the same,i have a terrible sweet tooth and find my body craves something sweet after a meal,ive got a thing for those big cadburys buttons just now and i keep seeing them on offer everywhere!

Bonnycat Sat 08-Aug-09 09:58:20

Welcome idrankthetea,well done on stopping smoking ,as i mentioned in my previous post my DH stopped a year ago,i know from him how hard it is,he compared it to me giving up chocolate forever shock
He still finds it hard now especially at work where most of his colleagues smoke and when we go out which isnt often lol

Bonnycat Mon 10-Aug-09 09:54:08

Good morning ladies.
How have you all done?
I have had a good week and have lost 5 1/4 lbs so im a happy bunny this morning, 9 1/2 lbs to go!

idranktheteaatwork Mon 10-Aug-09 16:40:12

have had a poo day today! Spent most of it in the car to and from an interview. Then i had a sandwich with stilton in and a slice of chocolate tart....
then dd came home with a bar of fudge for me to cheer me up.... blush

Am now going to have to do some vigorous hoovering and tennis on the Wii to burn it all off.

Yesterday was good though, had a long walk and a long bike ride, went to bed very tired but feeling good.

Tomorrow am going to try for a swim whilst dd is at a club day out.
Salad for tea tonight.... again! Is too hot here for anything else really.

franch Mon 10-Aug-09 20:46:52

Hi all, can I join? Well done with the weight loss Bonnycat, I feel inspired!

I am actually on holiday at the moment so not dieting yet but am joining now in the hope of moderating the binge mode I'm currently in, just a little bit. I'm planning to start Zoe Harcombe diet hopefully the day I get back (a week today), and think I might as well get into the food-diary habit now, rather than sticking in the 'stuff it all in before it's forbidden' habit.

So, today's crimes: 2 small bowls of Country Store (sugary muesli - only vaguely edible cereal I can get here - not a good start)
Small glass diluted orange juice
Steak, chips and minimal salad followed by Nutella crepe
Large square of chocolate
Small bit of baguette with cheese
Couple of slices of watermelon
Pain au chocolat
Good amount of water

Hope that makes you all feel better

Will keep reporting back and hopefully this will help. Not sure how accurate scales here are but will weigh tomorrow by way of a reality check shock

franch Mon 10-Aug-09 20:49:58

Oops I meant to post that on the food-diary thread, sorry. Although I do have about a stone to lose and was planning to join this thread too! Plus I did a duff link. blush

This is the Harcombe diet thread.

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