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Do you know how much weight you've lost in stones or kilos if you've lost 29 pounds?

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chomalungma Sat 08-Aug-20 20:30:53

Just watching an advert about weight loss and it's people talking about losing lots of pounds of weight.

Without Googling, how much weight is 29 lbs in stones or kilos?
I think it's 14 pounds is 1 stone - so roughly 2 stones.
I also think 1 stone is about 7 kilos? So that's 14 kilos.

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DollyMixtureLulus Sat 08-Aug-20 20:34:16

Yep, 2 stones roughly. Not as good on kilos.

Morgana7 Sat 08-Aug-20 20:37:24

2 stone 1 pound

amusedbush Sat 08-Aug-20 20:40:10

Yep, 14lbs to a stone so 2 stone 1lb.

1kg is 2.2lbs, so I can work it out but it takes me a bit longer grin

northprincess Sat 08-Aug-20 20:45:03

Really?

TiptopJ Sat 08-Aug-20 20:46:43

I wouldn't know in kilos but I know how many pounds are in a stone so I'd be able to work it out.

chomalungma Sat 08-Aug-20 20:49:55

northprincess

Really?

Yes - I use stones a lot and am happy with kilos. But rare for me to use pounds by themselves.

So when the person on the advert said they lost 29 pounds, I had to 'think a bit'.

But if they had said 2 stones, then that would have been much easier.

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MrsJonesAndMe Sat 08-Aug-20 21:01:52

Was it the American sounding Noom advert? They talk in lbs don't they. I'd have a good idea because I know how many lb in a stone and 2.2lb to a kg.

chomalungma Sat 08-Aug-20 21:04:36

Yes - Noom.

I sometimes have to think between 16 ounces in a pound and 14 pounds in a stone - remembering how many go into each.

Metric is so much easier grin

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Nacreous Sat 08-Aug-20 21:04:50

I can do lb to stone quite okay.

lb to kg is harder, I have to do the maths for that if I want it any more accurate than just dividing pounds by 2.

2.25*4 = 9 so 9lb = 4kg so 27lb is 12kg plus another one ish, so 13.

Sgtmajormummy Sat 08-Aug-20 21:19:07

In America they use the calculation of women’s ideal weight being 100lbs + 5lbs for every inch over 5 feet in height, so if you’re 5’6” your healthy weight would be 100+30=130lbs. 9st 4.

So 100lbs is an easy round figure. Losing 29lbs means you’ve lost a large amount!

DappledThings Sat 08-Aug-20 21:21:32

No idea. I'd have to google to convert to kg. I have no notion of what lbs or stones and lbs mean.

Sgtmajormummy Sat 08-Aug-20 21:23:15

BTW in Italy they take your height in cm, take away 100cm and that is a rough (and very generous) guide to how many kilos you should weigh.
So 168cm -100= 68kg.
That’s 10st10.
IFFF my calculations are right....

DianasLasso Sat 08-Aug-20 21:24:06

2.2 lb to 1 kg, approx.

14 lb in 1 stone.

chomalungma Sat 08-Aug-20 21:24:19

Sgtmajormummy

In America they use the calculation of women’s ideal weight being 100lbs + 5lbs for every inch over 5 feet in height, so if you’re 5’6” your healthy weight would be 100+30=130lbs. 9st 4.

So 100lbs is an easy round figure. Losing 29lbs means you’ve lost a large amount!

Gets calculator out.
Luckily not over 6 foot or else need to know feet and inches!!!

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InsaneInTheViralMembrane Sat 08-Aug-20 21:28:09

Jesus wept.

Sgtmajormummy Sat 08-Aug-20 21:29:50

grin

chomalungma Sat 08-Aug-20 21:33:23

InsaneInTheViralMembrane

Jesus wept.

I am sure that back in Jesus' day, they probably used a different weight system then.

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ilovepixie Sat 08-Aug-20 22:32:27

Know it in stones but not kilos

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