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Old 17-02-2013, 10:35
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I think we're agreed that online sites that say how much you should weigh are highly inconsistent
Isn't the point that everyone has a 2-21/2 stone healthy weight range anyway so anything that attempts to specify one particular weight is by definition going to be inaccurate?
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Old 17-02-2013, 10:37
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I'm not even heading for a particular weight - just want to feel better and get clothes easier, once I can do that I will just find what feels best for me. I am never going to be thin just thinner than I am now.
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Old 17-02-2013, 10:39
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I'm not even heading for a particular weight - just want to feel better and get clothes easier, once I can do that I will just find what feels best for me. I am never going to be thin just thinner than I am now.
Thats what I want to do just lose something, not heading for a weight, Ive lost 4 lb in this first week so its a start
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Old 17-02-2013, 10:52
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I'm not even heading for a particular weight - just want to feel better and get clothes easier, once I can do that I will just find what feels best for me. I am never going to be thin just thinner than I am now.
Presumably you want to be within your healthy weight range though? That's what I'd like to be - but given that I've never really been within it as an adult I don't know how likely that is. First stop is to get into the overweight range!
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Old 17-02-2013, 11:11
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Isn't the point that everyone has a 2-21/2 stone healthy weight range anyway so anything that attempts to specify one particular weight is by definition going to be inaccurate?
But you'd think that if they were giving a range, that the middle numbers would more or less match. And when they're giving a single recommendation, I'd think that would match as well.

I'm only now just inside the upper limit of most 'healthy' ranges.
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Old 17-02-2013, 11:24
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But you'd think that if they were giving a range, that the middle numbers would more or less match. And when they're giving a single recommendation, I'd think that would match as well.
I wouldn't think that. A range is just what is says - a range. The idea that anyone should be a set weight to a particular pound or kilo in order to be healthy is, frankly, ridiculous. Even the GP just gives a range.
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Old 17-02-2013, 12:58
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I wouldn't think that. A range is just what is says - a range. The idea that anyone should be a set weight to a particular pound or kilo in order to be healthy is, frankly, ridiculous. Even the GP just gives a range.
It's not a problem that they give a range. As you say, that will be expected. The problem is that the ranges are not consistent.
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Old 17-02-2013, 13:10
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Today's weigh-in.

A very disappointing 14st 6lb. Only 1lb lost.

Not really sure what to make of that. I've continued the exercise and better eating. Decent meals at decent times. Zero take aways. Zero beer. Zero snacky rubbish.

Bloody annoyed quite frankly.
Start: 15st 2lb
Last: 14st 6lb
Today:14st 4lb. Another 2lb dropped.

Would have liked it to have been a little more but I'm still going in the right direction. The intermediate goal of getting under 14st for the first time in years is tantalisingly close now. Almost made it to a stone in just over a month.

A while back I tried on an older pair of jeans that were too tight to even close. I'm now wearing those jeans and they are actually getting loose themselves now. I'm pretty happy with that.

According to the NHS BMI calculator I would need to be 10st to be comfortably in the healthy BMI range. Good grief
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Old 17-02-2013, 15:09
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I've put on 1/4lb this week. Slightly disappointed but also slightly pleased as it has been my cycle week and I've missed a couple of days exercising as I've been out til 6ish at night and then not felt like it. My skin is looking a little better so I hope all the water I've been drinking and veg I've been eating is starting to pay off!

Well done to everyone who has lost, and don't get too disheartened to those who haven't/put on... we can do this!! Hope everyone has a good week, I'm feeling more positive now that the sun is out a little
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Old 17-02-2013, 15:52
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Presumably you want to be within your healthy weight range though? That's what I'd like to be - but given that I've never really been within it as an adult I don't know how likely that is. First stop is to get into the overweight range!
Not necessarily, I have been obese since I was two years old I don't have any reference point to look back on for a healthy weight. I am not sure Doctors even know what is healthy these days looking at some of the people descibed as obese.
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Old 17-02-2013, 17:28
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Not necessarily, I have been obese since I was two years old I don't have any reference point to look back on for a healthy weight. I am not sure Doctors even know what is healthy these days looking at some of the people descibed as obese.
Oh right. I think we've probably lost the ability to judge what healthy weight looks like because so many people either overweight/obese or underweight - and those are the images we see. I would ideally like to get within my healthy weight range - but as that means under 12 stone (which I haven't ever been as an adult) I'm not sure if I can even be that!
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Old 17-02-2013, 18:56
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I didn't think I'd stick to my new year's resolution but so far so good:

Start: 15st
Now: 13st12

Very happy with 1st 2lbs lost!!

Another 6 pounds and I'm where I want to be.

Even better, I'm back to a 34 inch waist which I haven't been for years
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Old 17-02-2013, 21:01
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Well done Phil !
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Old 18-02-2013, 11:21
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Weigh in this morning 1.8lb loss.
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:31
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Well done Molliepops and everyone who has lost weight. Good luck to everyone.
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Old 18-02-2013, 18:01
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Edit: I've only eaten 800 kcal so far today, so 1000 left. However, when I do this, I do feel quite hungry at this time of day and it's a couple of hours until dinner. Just ate a small gherkin, that'll help a bit
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Old 18-02-2013, 21:37
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Totally trashed my diet. Posting this so I remember what it feels like and don't do it again.
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Old 18-02-2013, 22:16
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Hello,

Can I join please? I have lost around 8 pounds since 9th Jan, I want to lose around 4 st but at the moment I am aiming for 2 1/2 stone to put me back in the 'normal' weight range for my height.

I am trying to stick to around 1200 calories per day and am doing Josie Gibsons 30 seconds slim 4-5 times a weeks I am still on the beginners workout but reckon I will be able to move onto the next level in the next couple of weeks.

Thought if I joined here it might help to keep me motivated
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Old 19-02-2013, 08:33
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Welcome lulu, just jump in !
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Old 19-02-2013, 08:41
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Welcome to Lulu, and good luck to Striing (? for some reason I can't zoom this page on android and check the spelling) for getting back on the 'wagon'.
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Old 19-02-2013, 10:07
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Okay I put on this week for the first time. I'm back where I was a couple of weeks ago. On the plus side it means I've lost 1 stone in the first 7 weeks of this year - which I know is about right. Trouble is I'm getting impatient with it. Even though I know sustainable weight loss is best I'm struggling with the images of 'I lost 4 stone in 4 months' that seem to be everywhere. And with the fact that other people seem to be able to wear smaller clothes with a few pounds weight loss and it really doesn't make a lot of difference on me.

Gonna keep going though - aiming for another stone in the next 7 weeks - even though I know I'll still be in the same clothes!
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Old 19-02-2013, 10:22
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Okay I put on this week for the first time. I'm back where I was a couple of weeks ago. On the plus side it means I've lost 1 stone in the first 7 weeks of this year - which I know is about right. Trouble is I'm getting impatient with it. Even though I know sustainable weight loss is best I'm struggling with the images of 'I lost 4 stone in 4 months' that seem to be everywhere. And with the fact that other people seem to be able to wear smaller clothes with a few pounds weight loss and it really doesn't make a lot of difference on me.

Gonna keep going though - aiming for another stone in the next 7 weeks - even though I know I'll still be in the same clothes!
I sympathise with the self-comparisons to people who are losing weight fast. The research I did earlier in the year convinced me that sensible weight loss is best, even if it takes a long time.

Unfortunately however I can now fit into clothes that I couldn't before. I tried on some trousers I hadn't worn in a decade. Tight, but wearable. So, I'll apologise for that
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Old 19-02-2013, 10:31
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No need to apologise. I just have to adjust to the fact that it takes a lot to make a difference on me.
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Old 19-02-2013, 16:27
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838 calories so far today, and I feel fine. I'm planning to have the same dinner as last night, because I enjoyed it, and it gave me a lot of dinner fullness per calorie. It was:

2x Linda McCartney Red Onion and Rosemary Sausages
Mashed potato including 275g raw potato per my portion, plus marg and a little soya milk
Boiled (frozen peas) and cabbage.
Stewed (leek, courgette, mushrooms, including 1tbsp tomato purée, 1/2 stock cube, herbs, garlic)
1tbs Heinz ketchup
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Old 19-02-2013, 17:32
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I've seemingly lost a stone this week. I had to ask my dad if he'd adjusted the scales as I had pizza and chips Saturday, albeit a thin one. I did walk the dog twice so maybe that helped.

I've ordered some of these http://www.amazon.co.uk/Forza-Raspbe...1291423&sr=8-1 from amazon after hearing good things about them. I'm not expecting much but it doesn't hurt to try. I'm still going to diet and exercise.
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