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I skimmed down from over 15 stone to 7 and a half stone AMA

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Scammell · 21/02/2023 16:21

This!!

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Scammell · 21/02/2023 16:22

SLIMMED* not skimmed !! Sorry for typo!

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Burnamer · 21/02/2023 16:22

How and why?

Jb2182 · 21/02/2023 16:23

I'm struggling to lose weight myself, I don't have much time for exercise. What are your "top tips"? Congratulations BTW, that's a fantastic achievement ♥

YukoandHiro · 21/02/2023 16:24

Firstly, well done.

Did you do this mainly through diet, or did it involve counselling/other changes to your outlook as perspective?

holierthanthou73 · 21/02/2023 16:24

What an amazing achievement, can I ask how long did it take? was it just diet or with exercise?

Scammell · 21/02/2023 16:25

Burnamer · 21/02/2023 16:22

How and why?

Because at over 15 stone I was grossly overweight and looked awful. I did it by calorie controlled diet/exercise

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EmmaEmerald · 21/02/2023 16:25

How?

and were you often hungry?

MeDearNoDear · 21/02/2023 16:26

Well done! How long did it take?

TaraW20 · 21/02/2023 16:26

How long did it take you?

ArmchairAnarchist2 · 21/02/2023 16:26

How tall are you? Have you stopped dieting now?Have you maintained for a long time?

Danikm151 · 21/02/2023 16:27

Did you have much loose skin?

mumof1or2 · 21/02/2023 16:28

How long were you overweight for and what happened to make you decide to lose it? Did you have a moment that helped give you the push?

Scammell · 21/02/2023 16:28

Jb2182 · 21/02/2023 16:23

I'm struggling to lose weight myself, I don't have much time for exercise. What are your "top tips"? Congratulations BTW, that's a fantastic achievement ♥

Thank you very much.

Tips: do a calorie controlled diet - forget the other ones - personally I'd choose no more than 1200 a day but no less than 800.
Also, instead of being tempted to eat in the evening - buy a magazine instead - nothing too taxing - so rather than The New Statesman I'd buy something along the lines of Take A Break Grin - or watch your fav soaps

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Scammell · 21/02/2023 16:29

YukoandHiro · 21/02/2023 16:24

Firstly, well done.

Did you do this mainly through diet, or did it involve counselling/other changes to your outlook as perspective?

Thank you. All through diet/exercise - no counselling

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Scammell · 21/02/2023 16:31

holierthanthou73 · 21/02/2023 16:24

What an amazing achievement, can I ask how long did it take? was it just diet or with exercise?

Thank you! It took 18 months but could've done it quicker if I'd set my mind to it. For instance there was one month when I came off it completely. I lost 2 stone 11 in the first 8 and a half months and 4 stone 10 in the last 9 and a half months

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FourTeaFallOut · 21/02/2023 16:32

Is 7.5 stone a healthy weight for you?

Scammell · 21/02/2023 16:33

EmmaEmerald · 21/02/2023 16:25

How?

and were you often hungry?

Calorie controlled diet and exercise. I was sometimes hungry but I used to distract myself with reading magazines - e.g. Woman's Own etc to stop myself eating !

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Scammell · 21/02/2023 16:34

MeDearNoDear · 21/02/2023 16:26

Well done! How long did it take?

It took 18 months . Could've been shorter if I'd put my mind to it via the last 9 months I lost a lot more than 1st 9 months

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Scammell · 21/02/2023 16:34

TaraW20 · 21/02/2023 16:26

How long did it take you?

18 months

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Scammell · 21/02/2023 16:35

ArmchairAnarchist2 · 21/02/2023 16:26

How tall are you? Have you stopped dieting now?Have you maintained for a long time?

I'm 155cm/5 ft 1. Yes I maintained for long time

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Scammell · 21/02/2023 16:35

Danikm151 · 21/02/2023 16:27

Did you have much loose skin?

None

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Pegsmum · 21/02/2023 16:35

Well done to you, that’s an amazing achievement.
Did you cut out any food groups and did you use an app for counting your calories?

TaraW20 · 21/02/2023 16:36

Did you use any supplements?

What kinds of exercise did you do? And how often?

Scammell · 21/02/2023 16:37

mumof1or2 · 21/02/2023 16:28

How long were you overweight for and what happened to make you decide to lose it? Did you have a moment that helped give you the push?

Overweight for 4 years - decided to lose weight as kart of New Year's resolution. A good looking bloke was my motivation in the last half of my dieting - and I lost 4 stone 10 in just over 9 months Grin

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Scammell · 21/02/2023 16:37

FourTeaFallOut · 21/02/2023 16:32

Is 7.5 stone a healthy weight for you?

Yes

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