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10 stones, a whole bloody person to lose - THREAD 2

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10stonestolose Thu 11-May-17 11:34:06

Welcome back to all from my original thread, which has become a supportive and friendly place for anyone with a lot of weight to lose. Newbies welcome too.

These are my latest stats...

Losing a Whole Bloody Person: My Progress So Far

Starting weight: 19st 10lbs (BMI 43.2)
Weight now: 16st 1lb (BMI 35.2)
Goal: 9st 10lbs (BMI 21.3)

Week 1 loss: 9lbs
Week 2 loss: 6lbs
Week 3 loss: 1lb
Week 4 loss: 5lbs
Week 5 loss: 2lbs
Week 6 loss: 2lbs
Week 7 loss: 3lbs
Week 8 loss: 1lb
Week 9 loss: 2lbs
Week 10 loss: 3lbs
Week 11 loss: 1lb
Week 12 loss: 4lbs
Week 13 loss: 2lbs
Week 14 loss: 2lbs
Week 15 loss: 1lb
Week 16 loss: 3lbs
Week 17 loss: 2lbs
Week 18 loss: 2lbs

Total lost: 3st 9lbs
Total to lose: 10st
Left to lose: 6st 5lbs

My First 10 Interim Targets
1.Lose 10% of total I have to lose = 1 stone loss (target 18 st 10 lbs) COMPLETE ON 15/01/17!!!
2.Get below 40+ the very severely obese class III BMI category = 1st 7lbs loss (target 18 st 3 lbs) COMPLETE ON 29/01/17!!!
3.Lose 10% of total body weight and 20% of total I have to lose = 2st loss (target 17 st 10lbs) COMPLETE ON 20/02/17!!!
4.Get into a dress size 18 in most shops COMPLETE ON 26/03/17!!!
5.Lose 30% of total I have to lose = 3st loss (16st 10lbs) COMPLETE ON 09/04/17!!!
6.Get below the 35-40 the severely obese class II BMI category = 3st 11lbs loss (target 15st 13lbs)
7.Lose 20% of total body weight = 3st 13lbs loss (target 15st 11lbs)
8.Lose 40% of total I have to lose = 4st loss (15st 10lbs)
9.Get into a dress size 16 in most shops
10.Reach the half-way point and lose 50% of total I have to lose (half a bloody person!) = 5st loss (target 14st 10lbs)

10stonestolose Thu 11-May-17 11:36:53

Link to previous thread....

10 stones, 140 lbs, a whole bloody person to lose!! Anyone else?
http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/weightlosss_chat/2818160-10-stones-140-lbs-a-whole-bloody-person-to-lose-Anyone-else

fruitbrewhaha Thu 11-May-17 11:41:15

Amazing! I haven't read your other thread but you are doing really well.
In 4 months you have lost over 3 and half stone!
And from your stats you are doing a sensible amount each week. 2lb a week is great. Not as motivating as in the first weeks but definitely something to be proud of.
Are you feeling any different? Are you exercising? Feeling fitter?

Lotsawobblybits Thu 11-May-17 11:54:37

Thanks for the New Thread 10stones - glad you had a good Bday and congrats on the loss!

DesertIslandPenguin Thu 11-May-17 12:37:38

Thanks for the new thread, 10stone! You're doing amazingly well, being consistent definitely pays off!!

Here are my stats. I haven't started thinking about short term goals as they always seem to trip me up. I'm just plodding along one day at a time and trying to form new good habits. I've stopped snacking 👍

Starting weight 22st 6
Current weight 21st 11
Goal weight 10st 5

Week 1 loss: 6lb
Week 2: 3lb

ShowMePotatoSalad Thu 11-May-17 15:07:27

Wow, this is so inspiring. You're doing really well and congrats on your weight loss so far. star

10stonestolose Thu 11-May-17 19:42:25

fruitbrewhaha thank you for your lovely comments. Yes starting to feel different, but know I have a really long way to go yet. I've really got into the exercise thing, so doing a mix of running and gym classes. I must be getting a bit fitter, as it's getting easier than it was when I started. I can run for 40 minutes now without stopping, when I was walking every couple of minutes at the beginning.

wobbly thanks and you too! Can you believe we're into the 5th month of our journeys?!

penguin thank you and it sounds like you've found what works for you. Result on giving up the snacking and another good loss with 3lbs off, well done!

showme thanks for your wonderful words of encouragement! It's great to think that some people reading this might be inspired to tackle their own weight problems.

fruitbrewhaha Thu 11-May-17 21:32:51

10 40 minute running is great. You are definitely fitter then.

penguin well done, great start. Perhaps you could have goals related to fitness rather than weigh ins. So aim to be able to run for a full 5 mins. Or walk 12,000 steps a day for a week. Or to eat 8 portions of fruit and veg every day for a week. Or eat a probiotic (for gut health) everyday for a week. Like live yogurt, kimchi sauerkraut.

I'm watching a tv program about sleep and how not getting enough sleep has a detrimental effect on weight gain. Sleep 8 hours a night for a week.

MummysMaison Fri 12-May-17 08:38:16

Hello everyone.

I've started doing couch to 5k to try and get me off my bum grin I'm now on week 2 and it's killing me! I take the dog with me so he helps pull me along a bit if I start to flag! I'm doing 8 x 1.5 min runs with 1 min walks in between. I find that I can do the first 4 fine but then the second 4 are killers. I know it will get easier if I keep going. I've just received a load of running clothes so I need to justify the expense and use them!

This morning I'm also starting yoga. I live in rural France so there aren't many classes around here really. Just lots of countryside to walk in.

I'm struggling with what I'm eating. I feel great during the day but after dinnner it really gets to me. I had some chocolate last night. I suppose I'm watching my calorie intake during the day so hopefully I've not ruined it too much!

My weight loss....

Starting weight 18st 8lb
Goal weight - none just size 14!

5.1.17 - 17.2.17 2 stone 6lb loss
18.2.17 - 10.5.17 4lb gain
11.5.17 - starting again at 16st 6lb

MalmseyWhine Fri 12-May-17 10:36:38

Malmsey's 20 in 20 mini challenge

20lbs in 20 weeks
Aiming for 10k+ steps 5 days per week
Minimum 5k steps on remaining 2 days

1. 5/5 loss 3.4lbs 3.4/20
2. 12/5 loss .2lbs 3.6/20

So birthday celebrations and only one fasting day took their toll and the scales barely moved this week. To be expected, I think. I've hit my step target for the week, averaging 11k a day but I do have to make a concerted effort to run/walk on my non working days as my activity level is very low when I am just at home.

Happy birthday 10stones - hope it wss a good one. May birthdays are just the best.

Have been for a run this morning. I am on week 4 of C25k and I am almost starting to enjoy it! Stick with it MummyMaison, you will see progress.

Penguin, cutting out snacks is a massive achievement. Mini goals are an excellent way to give you an achieveable focus as well.

WildImaginings Sat 13-May-17 11:13:56

Just found the new thread!

Lost 0.5 lb this week which is ok considering what I ate. Need 2lb more for my 4 stone award.

Well done to everyone!

10stonestolose Sat 13-May-17 22:41:17

maison brilliant that you're persevering with the running. Despite feeling impossible at first, it honestly gets easier pretty quickly. I'm only about 10 weeks in. Same with the yoga, although Improvements are slower to notice, I'm now noticeably better than when I started about 6 weeks ago. Snacking in the evenings also used to be my problem, I started doing my nails, soak in the bath, literally anything to break the habit and it does help.

Malmsey yes May birthdays rock don't they! A 0.2lb loss is not bad at all around Birthday celebrations. Great that you're over on your step count too and well done on the running!

wild well done on your 0.5lb off, lovely to be within kissing distance of the 4 stone off! Reckon you'll smash that this week.

10stonestolose Sun 14-May-17 09:10:59

Home late last night after a couple of days of eating out and drinking lots and I've hopped on the scales this morning and lost 3lbs. It must be all the dancing I did!

This means I'm finally under the BMI 35 level and can tick off my interim target number 6 and I'm in the 15s....woo-hoo!

Here come the stats.....

10stonestolose Sun 14-May-17 09:14:09

Losing a Whole Bloody Person: My Progress So Far

Starting weight: 19st 10lbs (BMI 43.2)
Weight now: 15st 12lbs (BMI 34.8)
Goal: 9st 10lbs (BMI 21.3)

Week 1 loss: 9lbs
Week 2 loss: 6lbs
Week 3 loss: 1lb
Week 4 loss: 5lbs
Week 5 loss: 2lbs
Week 6 loss: 2lbs
Week 7 loss: 3lbs
Week 8 loss: 1lb
Week 9 loss: 2lbs
Week 10 loss: 3lbs
Week 11 loss: 1lb
Week 12 loss: 4lbs
Week 13 loss: 2lbs
Week 14 loss: 2lbs
Week 15 loss: 1lb
Week 16 loss: 3lbs
Week 17 loss: 2lbs
Week 18 loss: 2lbs
Week 19 loss: 3lbs

Total lost: 3st 12lbs
Total to lose: 10st
Left to lose: 6st 2lbs

My First 10 Interim Targets
1.Lose 10% of total I have to lose = 1 stone loss (target 18 st 10 lbs) COMPLETE ON 15/01/17!!!
2.Get below 40+ the very severely obese class III BMI category = 1st 7lbs loss (target 18 st 3 lbs) COMPLETE ON 29/01/17!!!
3.Lose 10% of total body weight and 20% of total I have to lose = 2st loss (target 17 st 10lbs) COMPLETE ON 20/02/17!!!
4.Get into a dress size 18 in most shops COMPLETE ON 26/03/17!!!
5.Lose 30% of total I have to lose = 3st loss (16st 10lbs) COMPLETE ON 09/04/17!!!
6.Get below the 35-40 the severely obese class II BMI category = 3st 11lbs loss (target 15st 13lbs) COMPLETE ON 14/05/17!!!
7.Lose 20% of total body weight = 3st 13lbs loss (target 15st 11lbs)
8.Lose 40% of total I have to lose = 4st loss (15st 10lbs)
9.Get into a dress size 16 in most shops
10.Reach the half-way point and lose 50% of total I have to lose (half a bloody person!) = 5st loss (target 14st 10lbs)

Mrsmorton Sun 14-May-17 09:18:42

You've done amazingly well op. A loss every week and look at your BMI!!
Actually inspirational. Have you had any positive comments or other non scale victories?

10stonestolose Sun 14-May-17 09:23:09

Thanks Mrsmorton yes I've had lots of lovely compliments, but getting in smaller clothes has been my biggest revelation because I just adore clothes. I think my confidence has definitely improved a bit too

DesertIslandPenguin Sun 14-May-17 11:54:09

10stone Congrats on your loss this week and especially your BMI dropping into a much nicer category! You're doing really, really well with running. Happy Birthday, too!

fruit Thanks for the suggestions. I hardly do any steps on rest days so I think I will try to drag myself out for a walk and try to build up to 5k a day. I really want to get back to doing deadlifts at the gym--my back complains as I've piled on the weight--as I had high hopes of getting to 100kg this year. I maxed out at 60kg before my back started giving my gyp.

MummysMaison Welcome! And congrats on starting C25K. It will get easier, I promise! I did it a few years ago (until I stuck my foot down a rabbit hole and did my ankle in, don't do that) and found that the last run of each week was bearable. Well done on your weight loss so far!!

* Malmsey* Happy Birthday! Good luck with your challenge. I'm always in awe of those who are clocking up 10k steps a day, I only ever manage that when I'm being a tourist in London and tracking down pretty streets to Instagram. Re snacks. I've found that by having bigger meals I've stayed fuller for longer and sitting down to a massive plate of food is always a nice thing!!

Wild Well done on your loss! You'll hit 4 stone (amazing!) in no time, I'm sure.

I've had a good week. No cheating, gave it 100% at the gym, and even did a 45 minute fasted cardio session yesterday morning. Getting back into the habit of going to the gym 3 times a week will really help, I think. I've also signed up to do a strong woman session at a local-isa gym... pulling a car, lifting huge stones and so forth. I've always wanted to give it a go--been watching World's Strongest Man for years--hopefully I won't flake out with anxiety on the day.

Not sure how my loss is going to go this week. We had takeaway last night since the dishwasher is broken and I'm fed up of washing dishes and I faithfully plugged everything into MFP but you never know how they've cooked these things, do you?! And we're off to the inlaws for Sunday lunch shortly. I much prefer it when I cook my own food as I know exactly what's in it, but I suppose you can't live life avoiding eating out! Time to wash up the breakfast stuff...

MalmseyWhine Sun 14-May-17 12:53:16

Wow 10stones! New user name required surely!

Percytheparkkeeper Sun 14-May-17 12:57:34

Wow I'm so impressed!!!! What is your approach/what are you doing?!

I have painful legs so can't so running but have started swimming. I am so tired so much of the time but know if I lost weight that would help. It's a vicious circle.

The GP has recommended exercise referral but I've never stuck at gyms before. I am.rubvish with diets. I've been trying intuitive eating and ditching diets but must still be eating too much!!

I think sleep would help. And not eating so blinking much!!!

So inspired by your loss though!!

DesertIslandPenguin Sun 14-May-17 14:24:04

@Percytheparkkeeper I did an exercise referral a few years ago. Having appointments with the coordinator meant that I always went and having someone to talk to made it much more fun! I now work out with a PT which lets me do my favourite thing: boxing!

Percytheparkkeeper Sun 14-May-17 14:25:34

I thought you just had an appointment initially and 6 weeks in or something? I've had aphone call as they're confused I'm already a member. But that's because I swim!!

DesertIslandPenguin Sun 14-May-17 14:57:37

@Percytheparkkeeper It was a few years ago that I had it, but I saw the lady who ran it at least once a week for an appointment and I tended to go on days she was in the gym so that I knew I had someone I was comfortable with to ask questions.

Percytheparkkeeper Sun 14-May-17 15:03:45

Ah that set up sounds better. I think you're just given a plan "30minutes cardiovascular, some stretching" and told to get on with it....

DesertIslandPenguin Sun 14-May-17 15:19:29

@Percytheparkkeeper Hopefully it'll be a bit better than that!! I'd split cardio between different machines as I find it deathly boring. Bike/cross trainer/treadmill/elliptical/rower/arm bike. You can always ask the gym staff for help xx

Percytheparkkeeper Sun 14-May-17 15:21:18

Ah yeah, last time I tried it / gym in general it was just 10min on 3 different machines...... I find it boring! And my legs currently hurt hence the swimming instead. If they didn't hurt when walking I'd rather do 30mins walking outdoors....

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