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Share your successes - big or small - here(4 Posts)
I always find other peoples' successes incredibly motivating, so I thought I'd start a positive, inspirational thread where we can share our achievements - whatever their size. Whether it's a five stone loss to get to goal or that fantastic feeling when you drop to the next dress size, let's hear them all 😊
I'll start shall I 😁 I have a long history of eating disorders (I've been everything from a size 6 to a 28) so weight loss has always been a knotty one for me. However things were getting ridiculous - mobility problems due to RA, plus medication, plus too much delicious food meant that I was a size 24 at Easter (I needed to buy a new dress and that was the smallest size I could fit into). We don't have scales in the house so I've no idea how much I weighed, but I was 16st 1lb when I weighed at the doctor's last year. So probably about half a stone on top of that.
On Easter Monday I downloaded MFP and allowed myself 1600 calories a day. My plan was to not weigh (a slippery slope for me), log everything I ate and try to be as active as possible. I've now got down to a size 18. I'd like to be a 14, preferably by Christmas. So still a way to go! But I'm so happy with how things are going so far - I felt so much better in the hot weather last week than I have for years in the summer.
Tell me all your milestones and achievements to keep me (and everyone else) motivated!
Congratulations! Fantastic loss there! I'm struggling to lose my breastfeeding weight after giving birth 23 weeks ago. I have a stone to lose after losing 7lb already. I'm logging everything I eat and exercising more. I also have a history of ed so being careful. Not excluding any food, just logging it and staying within target.
I was always overweight and borderline obese at times. The main problem was that I always looked lighter than I really was so never did anything about. About 9 months after just checking my weight I realised I had to do something about it. 9 months later I've lost 4st through a combination of exercise and diet
In Jan I began a structured weight loss program at my gym and was 169lb so just over 12 stone. I probably should be around 135lb or less so 9.5 stone or less. Basically at least 2 and a half stone to lose.
I got down to 152 or 153 in March so well over a stone but then we moved and it was massively stressful. I completely abandoned all attempt to lose weight and get fit as I was so overwhelmed. I put weight on but just started rebooting my program yesterday and weighed in at 159lb so still 10lb down from Jan! I am determined to keep going this time. Slow and steady wins the race. Well done everyone I love your stories!
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