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    I'VE FINALLY DONE IT!! TARGET!

    Just wanted to share my success story with you all - in the hope it will motivate someone. I will attach some pics as well.

    Some of you may have read my diary - most of you won't have : )

    On May 21st 2011 I weighed 15 stone 3 lbs. I am 5 foot 4 and this was obviously far too heavy for my frame. I wore a lot of leggings and tunic tops < which I would never personally choose to wear > and always felt uncomfortable because I love make up and doing my hair etc and it all felt so pointless when I looked in the mirror and was never happy.

    I joined a gym and got a Personal Trainer and by November I was 13 stone. I then ate like a mad thing over christmas and weighed in at 13 stone 12lbs on January 21st 2012. I then faffed about a bit calorie counting and on June 30th I was 12 stone 4 and a chubby size 14.

    I then decided to get rid of the weight once and for all. I had been overweight for over 6 years < since the birth of my second child > and I needed to be slim once more for ME. I found a Cambridge Diet Counsellor and I did 'Sole Source' for almost 8 weeks. I won't pretend that this was easy or that I enjoyed every moment but it worked. I am now 9 stone 13 and for me , that is TARGET!!! I am size 10 now and intend to stay this way. I'd like to chip away at another couple of pounds and I am now back in the gym every day and eating carefully.

    I am proof that you CAN lose weight - I have lost over 5 stone in a variety of ways over the past 15 months. I read a lot of people's diaries and found them either motivating or I identified with them. Here are my top tips for weight loss and motivation - well, they worked for me so maybe someone can take something from them too...

    1 . Being overweight is hard. Losing weight is hard. Choose your hard.

    2. Write down what you will do once you are slimmer. For me, it was wearing belts with tops tucked in, feeling comfortable in a vest top, buying size 10 clothes and buying what I wanted to wear - not what would fit or cover me up. I love mini skirt with opaques, vests and 'trendy' clothes. I can now wear them.

    3. Read all the diaries on here. Log on here often and have a read through. Join a couple of diaries or start your own. Chat with folk who understand what you're battling.

    4. Think of the health benefits. At 15 stone I started to get heartburn and my knees hurt slightly. This all stopped as soon as I dropped under 14 stone.

    5. Do not fool yourself. Make the commitment. And making that commitment means making sacrifices. No, you can't have 'days off' every week or exceed your points every other day or eat a load of chocolate and expect to lose weight. it won't happen. Be tough with yourself and remind yourself why you're doing this. Why ARE you doing it?

    6. Regardless of the plan you are following, ALWAYS keep a small eye on your calorie intake. Now, this, I know, is controversial. ' Oh but I am on Slimming World and we never count calories! '.... you should. I have done SW myself and like the principles but the fact remains - if you eat a load of rice and pasta as 'free' foods your weight loss will stall. Same for carbs, white ones especially. Don't eat carbs every meal.

    7. Reward yourself for every week's weight loss. And no, not with a bag of Minstrels. A nail polish, a new top, a manicure, a book, some earrings, a lip gloss.

    So, that's how I did it and what motivated me. I hope it inspires someone.

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    Me at over 14 stone and me at 11 stone something
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    Me at target

    Apologies for my hair !
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    Diet: Calorie Counting with MFP. Previously Lipotrim TFR.
    Height: 5ft5in
    Start Date: 3rd September 2012
    Start Weight: 12st5.0lb
    Current Weight: 10st0.6lb
    Goal Weight: 9st5lb
    Goal Date: 27 May 2013


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 28.8
    Current BMI: 23.4
    Goal BMI: 21.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st4.4lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st9.6lb
    % Lost 18.73%
    Oh my goodness GretaGrip, you look fantastic! Congratulations. I am on day 5 of Lipotrim and flicking through the pictures and stories here to encourage myself. I love your honesty too! You would make a great weight loss counsellor (although I drooled a little when you mentioned Minstrels!) I am 5ft5in and it's so encouraging to see pics o somebody with a similar frame to me. I have 26lbs to lose to make it to healthy BMI, then hope to finish Lipotrim and lose some more through low GL (which I followed before with success but not fast enough results for my liking!) Anyway, I am rambling but again, huge congratulations! Happy Shopping!

    My goals:
    On Lipotrim TFR:
    • Get into the "11's" (-6lb) DONE!
    • Lose 1 Stone (-14lb) DONE!
    • Lose 10% body weight (-17lb) DONE!
    • Get into the "10's" (-19lb) DONE!
    • Lose 1.5 Stone (-21lb) DONE!
    • Reach pharmacy target of 10st10lb DONE!
    • Achieve a healthy BMI (<25) DONE!
    • Reach personal target of 10st7lb DONE!
    • Lose 2 Stone (-28lb) DONE!
    • Reach target of "9's" (-33lb) DONE!
    • Reach "ultimate" target of 9st 12lb (-2.5 stone/-35lb) DONE!
    • Fit comfortably into old Diesel jeans, waist 30" DONE!


    Next Goals:

    • Get back into the 9's and 2.5 stone off
    • Reach TARGET of 3 stone loss (-42lb, 9st 5lb)
    • Reach 8st 12lb?!! (-3.5 stone) Hmm, we shall see!!
    • Wear a size 8?!

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    Oh you're like me squish! Lipo trim is similar to what I did as well. Stuck with it and you'll be 10 stone within the next 7 weeks.

    I would give myself pep talks every day. Cheating is pointless - what a waste of time and effort . Gather yourself together every morning and get the job done. The sooner you're there, the sooner you can have a few MInstrels ( god I love them )

    Thank you!
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    Diet: Calorie Counting with MFP. Previously Lipotrim TFR.
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    Start Date: 3rd September 2012
    Start Weight: 12st5.0lb
    Current Weight: 10st0.6lb
    Goal Weight: 9st5lb
    Goal Date: 27 May 2013


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 28.8
    Current BMI: 23.4
    Goal BMI: 21.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st4.4lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st9.6lb
    % Lost 18.73%
    Aw, thanks Greta! Wish there was a fast forward button for this but at least I am losing the weight a lot faster than I put it all on! Sitting here watching Man vs Food pretending it's my lunch!

    My goals:
    On Lipotrim TFR:
    • Get into the "11's" (-6lb) DONE!
    • Lose 1 Stone (-14lb) DONE!
    • Lose 10% body weight (-17lb) DONE!
    • Get into the "10's" (-19lb) DONE!
    • Lose 1.5 Stone (-21lb) DONE!
    • Reach pharmacy target of 10st10lb DONE!
    • Achieve a healthy BMI (<25) DONE!
    • Reach personal target of 10st7lb DONE!
    • Lose 2 Stone (-28lb) DONE!
    • Reach target of "9's" (-33lb) DONE!
    • Reach "ultimate" target of 9st 12lb (-2.5 stone/-35lb) DONE!
    • Fit comfortably into old Diesel jeans, waist 30" DONE!


    Next Goals:

    • Get back into the 9's and 2.5 stone off
    • Reach TARGET of 3 stone loss (-42lb, 9st 5lb)
    • Reach 8st 12lb?!! (-3.5 stone) Hmm, we shall see!!
    • Wear a size 8?!

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    Well - 7 or 8 weeks isn't too long in the grand scheme of things ... It flew by for me although admittedly I had days where I'd post in here that I couldn't take one more minute of this torturous hell : )

    Man vs food? Enough to put you off tacos forever going on the one I watched once
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    Diet: Calorie Counting with MFP. Previously Lipotrim TFR.
    Height: 5ft5in
    Start Date: 3rd September 2012
    Start Weight: 12st5.0lb
    Current Weight: 10st0.6lb
    Goal Weight: 9st5lb
    Goal Date: 27 May 2013


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 28.8
    Current BMI: 23.4
    Goal BMI: 21.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st4.4lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st9.6lb
    % Lost 18.73%
    No, you're right. I'm lucky that I haven't too long to go before I can eat something again. I'm already fantasising about my chicken breast and salad! Actually Man vs Food helped to kill my appetite, yippee!

    My goals:
    On Lipotrim TFR:
    • Get into the "11's" (-6lb) DONE!
    • Lose 1 Stone (-14lb) DONE!
    • Lose 10% body weight (-17lb) DONE!
    • Get into the "10's" (-19lb) DONE!
    • Lose 1.5 Stone (-21lb) DONE!
    • Reach pharmacy target of 10st10lb DONE!
    • Achieve a healthy BMI (<25) DONE!
    • Reach personal target of 10st7lb DONE!
    • Lose 2 Stone (-28lb) DONE!
    • Reach target of "9's" (-33lb) DONE!
    • Reach "ultimate" target of 9st 12lb (-2.5 stone/-35lb) DONE!
    • Fit comfortably into old Diesel jeans, waist 30" DONE!


    Next Goals:

    • Get back into the 9's and 2.5 stone off
    • Reach TARGET of 3 stone loss (-42lb, 9st 5lb)
    • Reach 8st 12lb?!! (-3.5 stone) Hmm, we shall see!!
    • Wear a size 8?!

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    Diet: cambridge weight plan
    Height: 5ft3in
    Start Date: 20/09/12
    Start Weight: 14st10lb
    Current Weight: 13st3lb
    Goal Weight: 10st0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 36.5
    Current BMI: 32.8
    Goal BMI: 24.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st7lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st3lb
    % Lost 10.19%
    Well done xxxxx
    WEDDINGBELLE XXXXXXX






    Cambridge Weight Plan Step 2 810cals

    START WEIGHT
    14ST 10LB 20/09/12

    week 1
    -6lb27/09/12

    week 2
    -3lb03/10/12
    week 3
    +1lb11/10/12 naughty weekend in blackpool and also a curry! Annoyed!

    week 4
    -4lb18/10/12 also ttotm!!

    week 5
    -5lb24/10/12

    2 weeks off and put on 8lb!!!! oops. back to 14st 1lb

    week 6
    +8lb08/11/12

    week 7
    -9lb15/11/12

    week 8
    -3lb22/11/12


    28/1/2013 BACK UP TO 13 STONE 13LB!!!!! 8 WEEK CHALLENGE COMMENCES!

    WEEK 1 -8LB. 04/02/13 RESULT!!
    WEEK 2-2LB11/02/13 TTOTM PLUS NEED WAY MORE WATER!!

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    oooh yes that is motivating and inspiring thanks a lot

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    And another ridiculous posey photo of me at 9 stone 11 : )

    Thanks girls for the comments. You can do this too... X
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    Diet: Calorie Counting
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 2nd June 2012
    Start Weight: 12st4lb
    Current Weight: 9st4lb
    Goal Weight: 9st5lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 27.8
    Current BMI: 21
    Goal BMI: 21.1


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 3st0lb
    Weight to Lose: -0st1lb
    % Lost 24.42%
    Hope I look that good at 9st 11

    Monthly Losses
    June: -2.0kg
    July: -2.1kg
    August: -2.5kg
    September: -2.7kg
    October: -1.9kg
    November: -2.4kg
    December: -0.2kg
    January: +1.0kg
    February: -2.0kg
    March: -1.5kg
    April: -0.2kg
    May: -1.1kg
    June: -1.0kg


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    Current Weight: 130.2lb
    Goal Weight: 119lb
    Goal Date: May 17, 2013


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 28.6
    Current BMI: 21.7
    Goal BMI: 19.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 41.8lb
    Weight to Lose: 11.2lb
    % Lost 24.3%
    Congratulations! That is awesome!!! And RawrGirl agrees with Squishy -- enjoy your shopping!!!
    Blimp to Bombshell: RawrGirl's Weight Loss Diary -- Would love your comments!


    RawrGirl's Mini-goal #1: Fit into Old Navy size 10 jeans (9/20/12) -- DONE!!!
    RawrGirl's Mini-goal #2: Fit into Old Navy size 8 jeans (10/31/12) -- DONE!!!
    RawrGirl's
    Mini-goal #3: <140 lbs (11/16/12 -- 138.5) -- DONE!!!
    RawrGirl's Mini-goal#4: 28 inch waist (12/14/12 -- 27.75) -- DONE!!!
    RawrGirl's Unexpected Perk: Fit into Old Navy size 6 jeans (12/14/12) -- DONE!!!
    RawrGirl's Mini-goal #5: <135 (Dec 21st):
    ***129*** -- DONE!!!
    RawrGirl's New Years Goal (Jan 11th): Return to 129 --
    Didn't quite make it -- 133

    RawrGirl's Valentines Banquet Goal (Feb 9th): Return to 1
    29 lbs. -- Finally made it!

    RawrGirl's Lent Challenge (Mar 29th): 122lbs. Maintain weight loss --
    DONE!!!

    RawrGirl's Summer Challenge (May 17th): 119 lbs. -- Epic Fail (weight fluctuating 129-134, then 134-139)


    RawrGirl's Fall Challenge (Nov 26th): <129 lbs.

    RawrGirl's Ultimate Goal: 119




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    Total Weight Loss: 15st4lb
    Weight to Lose: -0st4lb
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    Congratulations you have done amazing. I cant wait until im at target in the next few months.
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    Thanks all : )


    And I wish you all lots of luck in your journeys too.

    Onwards and downwards right?

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