Where to start, my name is louise,im 32 this month and a mum to 4 girls,15 1/2,12,10 and 16 months.
IM due to get married the end of may and have a lot of weight to lose..9 1/2 stone.
i started slimming world the end of may 07 and lost 2 1/2 stone by the start of dec. since( dec is a bad month for me xmas and other things going on)that i have manged to put about 10lb back on and im gutted.
i found this site looking for someone to talk to, i can talk to my partner till im blue in the face and he is there for me but need someone who knows what and how i feel.
i do have a lot of weight to lose and i dont care how long it takes but i want to lose a certain amount for my wedding. and im starting to lose sight that i will do it.
i have a dress in a certain size and it can be done but now im doubting myself.
Hi mumof4! I am new here too, so I don't have the wisdom of the others that have been here awhile. I have my own ideas about this though, since I too have a lot of weight to lose. I set an amount that I want to lose each month. Then, using this site, I found out how many calories that I need to drop from my diet per day in order to lose that amount. My goal is 10lbs a month. I feel that that is a reasonable amount to lose, and the calories allowed each day is more than enough to get all the nutrients that I need. I know you have some weight to lose before your wedding, but I hope that it is not the entire 9½ stone! However in 5 months, you should be able to lose a noticeable amount of weight safely. Please do it safely! So many people starve themselves and then put back the weight they lost and then some. I know it is difficult. Especially with 4 kids! Kids, however, can be a great resource for reminders though. If you tell them to remind you to be healthy, they will do it! If you can cook, then you can be healthy. It is much harder than sticking a pizza in the oven, but soon you will feel so good that you will be charged with energy to do it! Please don't give up...you have a great new source of ideas and support now that you have joined this forum. Keep talking to us, and you will never be let down. Good luck to you, and keep us informed of your progress!
Congradulations on your wedding. There are many people here that you can talk to. You will get the support you need. That's why I'm here. I want to lose atleast 70 lbs., but my short term goal is to lose 20 lbs. by Feb. 29th.
Are you in the New Year, New You Challenge? Check it out if your not. You will find all you need.
Good luck and keep us updated on how you are doing.