I really need to lose weight........... help!(5 Posts)
I REALLY need to lose weight. About 5 stone and I'd be a 14+ (what I always used to be) so not being unrealistic - will never be a size 10!
I am 24 with 1 DS (16 months) married and hoping to get pregnant again soon, so can't do anything drastic, just healthy eating and some kind of exercise.
This is where I need your help! How do you excercise with a toddler to look after? I work 2 days/week and I have a small toddler free window on a Monday morning between dropping him off at nursery at 10am and being in work after lunch. The nursery is 1/2 hour away so I would be home by 10.30 leaving a good couple of hours to do something.
I don't really want to join a gym as I can already hear my husband complaining about how I would never go etc. as I have done this in the past and ended up shelling out hundreds!
Our nearest leisure centre is 1/2 hour away but there is a pool in the next village (15 mins drive).
I work 1/2 hour drive away so no way of cycling/jogging/power walking there etc!
Was thinking about a DVD in the living room? Any suggestions? We live in an upside-down house so living room is on the top floor - do we think my 17stone self will come crashing through the floorboards??????????????! (Seriously!)
Any advice/moral support most welcome.
I really must lose weight - it's starting to affect my life.
Sounds weird but I try to play with my dc in a very energetic way, lifting, running, dancing to music, going for a lot of walks with dd in a backpack. I also bought a cheap exercise bike to use when dc are in bed.
cycling is great
esp if you have a younger one you can buy bolt on.
i have a gorg bike and ride to the station for work one or twice a week.
i also go swimming once a fortnight
i walk into town rather than take the car
so just putting in a bit more effort - rather than burning ourself out to 'fuck it' stage
i am also on the atkins diet - it works a treat - low carb - digital scales -t he weight literally falls off
i have lost 2 stone in 4 months. i have gone from a size 18 to a size 14 waist.
i am looking in 'normal' size shops for the first time in 16 years.
i still have 1.5 stone to go and i am determined.
what i have found is that sugar is absolutley addictive - and its in almost everything. i am not the food police and i couldnt tell you what perhaps lots of mumsnetters could about the nutritional value in most ingrediant lables.
but i do know that when i eat foods that have sugar in them ( not talking cake - i mean breads or other carb products - things like curry etc) that i feel hungry later
with a high protein diet - you just loose your appetite - its sounds so fantastical doesn't it>?
when first started i still had to eat in my old routine - ie. in the evening i needed to snack. but i totally don't now.
dh has bought cakes for him and the kids and whislt it would be nice ( i am human) i am not longing for one of the cakes.
whether or not you try this particular diet
check out this
there you can log all you eat in a day
it counts carbs
and nutritional intake.
so carb counting or calorie counting - either way it makes it easier
also much like weight watchers or slimming world where you write everything down - it has the same effect of making you own up to what you have eaten that day
the odd biscuit does count, that spoonfull of beans the kids left - counts ..etc etc
hope this helps
also there is a mnetter called shiney
she has a thread that starts shiney stick cakes up t=your arse - or something
it has run for weeks and everyone on there is a great source of support i suspect - so join in on that too
just ate loads of biscuits so not a very good start
must try harder!
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