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5ft4 and fat

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QueenLizIII Fri 09-Sep-16 00:31:49

I am over 11stone at 5ft 4ins.

But because I am not massively overweight I find it hard to lose. The last time I lost a significant amount of weight, over a stone, I was suffering anxiety and physically couldnt eat.

When I felt better I put the stone back on again rapidly. sad

Any tips?

sadbutdim Fri 09-Sep-16 01:41:48

I find acceptance is key (not being sarcastic) 11 stone for your height is quite significant. What do you eat typical day ?

melibu84 Fri 09-Sep-16 01:57:05

I haven't weighed myself since my last antenatal scan (DS was born 2 months ago)

I am not very big (currently a size 12), but I had dropped from that to a size 10 just before I found out I was pregnant. Casting my mind back now to March 2015 . . . I was 31 years old and had never really exercised or followed a diet plan properly. I wanted to make a change in my life, after I was told that my mum had kidney failure, which was directly linked to her diabetes. She's previously had a stroke as well. Basically, I didn't want to end up the same way, but I wasn't really sure how to go about changing my lifestyle.

I personally do not recommend diets or jumping into hours of cardio exercise per day. My goal wasn't to lose weight, and I would suggest that you don't make it your goal. Instead, my goal was just to be healthier.

I stared out by doing the 30 days of yoga challenge with Adriene on YouTube. Her videos are good for beginners. Within a couple of weeks, I was already feeling more energetic and positive, and so I started introducing 10 - 20 minutes of cardio every 2 -3 days. Exercising naturally makes me feel better, (as it does for everyone) and naturally made me make better life choices, including what to eat or drink, and so I found myself eating healthier automatically.

I didn't have a lot of weight to lose anyway but, within the first 4 weeks of my lifestyle change, my boyfriend noticed that I had lost some weight and everything was becoming firmer. The downside at the time was that I went down to a B cup lol.

I guess my point is, try to start off small with achieveable goals, and do not focus on losing weight but on just being a healthier you.

Now that DS has been born, i am able to get back into exercising again (I was getting horrible leg cramps before) and I've started the 30 days of yoga challenge again smile

I hope some of this has been helpful smile

melibu84 Fri 09-Sep-16 01:57:54

lol, I was 30, not 31! *facepalm

QueenLizIII Fri 09-Sep-16 06:10:42

I find acceptance is key (not being sarcastic) 11 stone for your height is quite significant.


Acceptance confused

You read my thread title? 5ft4 AND FAT?!!!!!!

Ive called myself fat in the title and you go on about acceptance?

What I meant by not massively over weight is I wear a size 12 and am a 32 in the bust.

My BMI is 27 and losing a stone would put me back into the top end of normal BMI.

Thanks a bloody lot sadbutdim

Thank you Melibu84 for your kindness but I wont be back on this thread.

sadbutdim Fri 09-Sep-16 06:59:13

I'm so sorry I didn't mean it like that. I was similar bmi and it took a lot of time to realise for me to be where I wanted I'd have to be monitoring to some extent forever, ie. It's not temporary, slim people consistently eat well majority of the time. Please there is lots of good advice sorry I was an arse, I'll back out.

Not2bObvious Fri 09-Sep-16 07:28:46

Hi Queen I'm roughly the same height and a smidge heavier (11.3.6) I was 12.2.6 in February and have shuffled my way up & down to this point. I'm on the mfp thread with lots of others working on losing the weight watching/tracking calories using mfp. My top end healthy weight is 10.5 and I'm finding it quite hard to get under the 11 stone mark. If you're feeling better now, you could try weight loss again, come join us if you like - lovely friendly supportive bunch. It's a good time to tackle it, going into winter and approaching the food fest of Christmas. You could easily lose that stone again at a pound or so a week. It's hard and I know it sucks but you can turn the tide if you want

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