Feels like a long wayto go.

Discussion in 'Calorie Counting' started by redmel, 29 June 2014 Social URL.

  1. redmel

    redmel Dreamer

    Start Weight:
    13st12lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st5lb
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Hi :)

    I am joining you guys over here as although I have started on Slim Fast (5 days ago) I am subbing the shakes for meals on some occasions, so am predominantly calorie counting.

    I started Slimming World back in January and lost a stone but for the last couple of months have re-gained some and haven't managed to get back in the zone at all. I was 14st 0.5oz when I started and as a shorty at 5ft 2, I need to weigh around 8st 7. I am currently weighing, as of last Wednesday, 13st 7 so that is still 5 stone to lose I feel like this is such a huge task and completely unachievable :(

    Anyway I feel that I need a bit of a stricter regime, hence slim fast/calorie counting. I am following the Slim fast calorie allowance of 1360 calories and have found it to be ok. I haven't felt overly hungry at any point as I am also following the structure so am snacking plenty.

    I hope I can achieve some of the great losses I have been reading on other people posts as they are so inspirational. My husband and I will have been together for 18 years in September and I would like to lose a bit of weight before then, plus it is my 35th birthday in October. My main aim is to lose as much as possible before this time next year. As I am going into my final year at university and would love some nice graduation photos :cool:

    Mel x
     
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  3. BinkyBonk

    BinkyBonk Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    12st5lb
    Current Weight:
    10st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st11lb(14.45%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting with MFP and exercise
    Hi Mel *waves*

    Here to sub, well done on your loss so far and for being so dedicated, i think having clear goals help you to stay as focused as possible (we all fall of a little sometimes) x

    What are you studying? x
     
  4. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    21st7lb
    Current Weight:
    9st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    12st7lb(58.14%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Calorie Counting
    It's not unachievable at all, hon, and you've made a fantastic start! I had at 10 stone to lose when I joined this site, and it's been a huge help. Have you checked out the WEMITTS section, under Slimming Clubs? It's for people with a lot to lose, and it's a very active and supportive part of the forum. All the best! :) xx
     
  5. redmel

    redmel Dreamer

    Start Weight:
    13st12lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st5lb
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I'm doing a literature degree. I absolutely love it, even though it can be extremely stressful at times, it is one of the best things I have ever done :)
    I am hoping my goals will keep motivated to keep going when times are tough.

    Wow you have done amazingly well :D I will have a nosy over there as soon as I get a chance, thank you :)


    I am determined to lose this weight even if it takes a year or more. I will probably assess how I am feeling once I get to the 9-10 stone bracket. It may be that I feel comfortable by that point.

    Day 6 today and I am feeling positive again today. I need to grab some fruit from the little co op on the way back from the school run as I have nothing to snack on.

    Have a good day everyone :)
    Mel x
     
  6. BinkyBonk

    BinkyBonk Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    12st5lb
    Current Weight:
    10st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st11lb(14.45%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting with MFP and exercise
    I bet it can be stressful, i have just finished my HND business, trying to decide if i want to do the additional year to make it a BA hon, gonna wait and see x
     
  7. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    21st7lb
    Current Weight:
    9st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    12st7lb(58.14%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Calorie Counting
    Thank you, hon! It's taken me a while, but I'm there now - just need to maintain! :D xx
     
  8. lindseydodd408

    lindseydodd408 Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    19st0lb
    Current Weight:
    13st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    5st9lb(29.7%)
    Diet:
    Myfitnesspal/low carb
    You can do it!!! I'm proper rubbish and I'm 5 stone down and counting.

    The only way you will fail is to give up... so remember to keep going and don't give up. Xxx

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  9. redmel

    redmel Dreamer

    Start Weight:
    13st12lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st5lb
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Thanks for all the replies.

    I think the key is definitely dont give up... I will definitely keep going. Thankfully I am finding calorie counting pretty easy so far and dont feel too deprived yet so that is a bonus :)

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  10. BinkyBonk

    BinkyBonk Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    12st5lb
    Current Weight:
    10st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st11lb(14.45%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting with MFP and exercise
    Me too, I am finding new foods that I love that are low calorie too, like the vegetable sushi I had yesterday :)
     
  11. Wishbird007

    Wishbird007 Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    12st0lb
    Current Weight:
    12st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Slimming world/Low calorie dieting
    Hi
    Subscribing.
    Im starting slim fast again, slowly but surely, having one for breakfast n healthy lunch n tea n just eating salad n fruit n veg, cutting out bread n any form of cake, trying to stick to alcohol (my vice) at wkends only. So will see how i go. My diary is in weight loss diary section if u want to join. Its rather lonely on here i used to be on years ago but feel all new again.
    Good luck on ur journey xx

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  12. lauramumof3

    lauramumof3 Member

    A year is a long time, slow and steady wins the race as they say and like everyone says keep at it don't give up you will do it!! Im sure by your graduation u will be looking and feeling fab! Are you doing any exercise to speed up your weight loss? I know I havent had a massive amount to lose but exercise as made sch a difference to my figure honestly, ive been going about 6 months now and I can see the difference I first started with zumba, body balance (yoga,pilates,tai-chi mixed into 1) then kettle size (that toned me up so much!) now body pump (hard) bit of gym when I fancy it as I prefer classes. Kettlesize hurts at first but it burns body fat and creates lean muscle its ace I love it. Anyway just a thought for you xx
     
  13. sammyzip50

    sammyzip50 Silver Member

    Start Weight:
    15st9.0lb
    Current Weight:
    14st7.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st7.0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st2lb(7.31%)
    Diet:
    8 Hour Diet/16:8
    Hi Laura,

    Did you find your weight loss slowed down or gained when you started with exercise?
     
  14. lauramumof3

    lauramumof3 Member

    it has not showed on the scales at all but I have gone down to a size 12 in jeans (been a 14 for donkeys!) my arms are thinner stomach flatter bum firmer! everything has toned up, but I did get a bit peeved with the scales ive been teetering on 11.3 for god knows how long tried w.w didn't work so I thought id give slim fast a whirl and ive got down to 10.10 this week im aiming for 10.7 and that will be lowest ive been ages, exercise has made me feel wonderful!
     
  15. Rhubarb_Cakes

    Rhubarb_Cakes Full Member

    In a years time I hope I'm at goal weight. It seems so far away at the moment...
     
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