Well done, GinAndBling!AliceJ, unfortunately it doesn't work like that for me. I've been trying to lose weight for years and it just isn't happening. I have an active lifestyle, eat well and exercise, but I only ever maintain my weight or lose very little. So a treat for me means putting on weight that doesn't come off. I'm at my wit's end about how to lose weight - it gets me down so much.What doesn't help is my scales have broken. The one thing that keeps me eating healthily is the thrill of stepping on them every day and seeing the number go down, so I'm now sick with worry that when I finally get them working again or buy new ones I will have put on even more weight.
Thanks Hullass.Yes, I've had my bloods done twice in the last couple of years. I don't eat as low as 1200, but am usually below 2000, generally between 1500 and 1800. Most weight-loss calculators I've used say I need 2500 to maintain my weight for the height I am and the amount of activity I do, so I thought so long as I'm below 2000 I should be gradually losing!I've done a whole range of different exercises, including being a gym member (cardio and resistance machines), swimming, running, yoga, ballet. My current thing is Zumba. Physically, I feel fit, as I have an active job and walk three miles a day for my commute.My main motivation for losing weight is because I'm ttc, and being overweight can be a barrier in fertility. My measurements are fine - last time I checked my hip/waist ratio was fine - but as the NHS uses BMI as a measurement, it's their standards I have to adhere to if I want any chance of having fertility treatments.Sorry if this comes across as a bit ranty, but it's so frustrating doing everything right and never getting results!
I know how you feel! I'm 5'2" so I'm classed as obese! If I wanted to fall into the NHS healthy range I would have to lose literally half my body-weight. Considering I don't look very overweight, I dread to think what I would look like if I lost half my wight. I would genuinely look ill.Fortunately, my scales are broken at the moment so I can't obsess about it. I've decided to cut down on refined sugar and drink more lemon water, and generally be more mindful of what I eat in regards to ingredients, plastic, etc., rather than counting calories. When I get new scales, I'll see if that has made a difference!We're moving to our new flat next month which has a nature reserve next door, just in time for summer! My friend has already signed me up for a run next year, so I shall see if I can get back into running. Would love to do another Race For Life.
Yes, I've done Couch to 5k and found it very good. My only issue with it is that I wish I could play my own music over the voices rather than listening to their stuff! One of my favourite things about running is being able to listen to my music. I know there is a local running club in the park as I've been approached to join it before. It's definitely an option.
8 June- one more week to go!