I am officially overweight!

Given that I have been classed as Obese for a few years now, with a BMI of 29.9 today I am officially overweight!

Go C25K!

Just starting week 3 today :-)


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  • Crickey well done you! That's so admirable to have started C25K from being officially obese... and you're already seeing results, I hope that is really encouraging for you to keep going. Top news :)

  • Thanks you :-)

  • Well done! I was obese too but lost 14 lbs and became overweight too LOL! I seem to be stuck a little with weight loss right now. Still eating right amount of calories, exercising and not eating extra but lbs not coming off, just weighing the same. I am happy that I have C25K to distract me or I would b very disappointed. I know it will happen soon, just keeping on track (graduate this week) - stick with it, nice and steady and breathe well (plus have rest days)!! Julie

  • Well done Joolie for keeping with C25K.

    I don't religiously follow my weight or look at calories. So this is a bonus :-)

  • Well done Ash..

    I started to pile on the weight when I retired early from my job through illness a few years ago, and was looking for something to do to get fitter,and fill the time, and my friend came up with c25k, and I haven't looked back.

    And in 3-4 months of doing the programme & graduating I'm reaping the benifits, trimmer with swifter movement's, can now also dance easier and am hardly breathing. That's what running 3 times a week for at least 30mins or more to complete 5km is doing for me. I still have some weight to knock of, but it's coming off at about a lb a week.

  • A pound a week! That is very impressive indeed!!!

    Well done!

  • I'm right on your heels! If I can hit something like 97 kg, I move over from being Obese to Overweight, according to my BMI, and I sneaked a peep at the scale at the gym the other day, and it looks like I'm quite close (from a maximum of about 110 kg to begin with). It's taking a long time, but I don't mind, just as long as the trend is downward.

    Anyway. Well done on becoming Overweight! :D

    And enjoy Week 3.

  • I have had love-hate relationship with my FitBit Aria scales for a while. And eventually I realised that the Aria scales were wrong.

    If I weight myself more than once, the subsequent measurements were accurate. The first one was wrong.

    FitBit are sending me a brand new Aria for no extra cost - really good customer support.

    Anyway, I am not here to promote Aria.

    At the end of the day, these scales can be wrong at times. And you may be actually lighter than the scales tell you.

    Or at least, that is my personal experience.

    At one point, I was getting such readings as 6-8 pounds higher than I actually was and just as well I didn't care. Or I would have chucked everything in.

    You will get there my friend...if you aren't there already!

  • I try to discipline myself to using only the scale at the Blood Bank, every 6 weeks, and I think it might overstate my weight. But it's the process that matters, isn't it? I think this new level of activity changes the health implications of things like weight in a favourable way, already, but maybe that's just the runners high kicking in.

  • Well done that is smashing news. Happy running.

  • Thanks so much Admin :-)

  • I too am obese. Kudos to you for starting the programme!

  • Hats off to you, very well done indeed.

    I've never been obese, but I know how much self discipline is needed to loose weight. It is so easy to gain weight without hardly noticing it is happening, and so difficult to loose it.

    Getting to a healthy weight is very important, but even more important is the fitness you'll gain with regular exercise. I guess that your running will become more enjoyable too as your weight drops.

    Well done on a great achievement, and welcome to the world of C25K. There's no looking back now. This running is very addictive ;)

  • That's great news! Well done.

  • Good stuff! It's good to get down a notch in the BMI stakes isn't it

    I know that BMI is not the be all and end all but it's a good marker of where you're at and it's easy to check yourself using the online checker

    If you keep eating sensibly and can keep running then you'll be on the road to the healthy BMI range before you know it. It's the eating sensibly and healthily that's the key to your good health. No good running up a storm and then putting junk back in.

    Good luck with week 3. Go steady! No rush

  • I am a bit of a sado where fitness checkers are concerned. I have a FitBit Surge and FitBit Aria.

    They both automatically update my online account. For surge, I still have to update my mobile app. But from there on, it's all automatic.

    As a result, I get to see my stats by simply logging on to the FitBit app...or the MyWellness app which is connected to my FitBit account.

    I know it's a bit OTT. But this way, I don't have to input anything (or make any data entry mistakes) and the markers are automatically calculated :-)

  • Tech is fine but don't let it divert you from the job in hand which is to exercise safely and to watch what you eat. Keep your beady eye on those two things and you'll be fine. Healthy food needn't be boring. Eat a full range of colourful healthy food every day. If you like to cook and eat then you're in control

    Good luck!!!! Keep us up to date with your progress. Never be stuck for inspiring meal ideas. Having the internet is fantastic for finding inspiration

  • Well done, although as MissW says, BMI is a rather blunt tool at best so don't get too hung up on pursuing it. I have a body fat percentage of 13% now and yet my BMI still classes me as overweight.

  • Of course. And with a body fat percentage of around 30%, I have a long way to go!

  • Good luck, i'm 3 stone lighter (started Jan 7th 2015). Kept eating much the same (stay away from the office biscuits and cakes) but kept up the running.

    This thing works :)

  • Well done!

  • I can relate to this! I remember how pleased I was to get back into the overweight category. Keep it up!! I'm slap bang in the middle of the normal range now (and finally measured myself so that I have the correct height, too rather than the generous guess I used when I was in the obese range, which invariably gave me an extra cm or two ). Won't be long before you are too!

  • Well done! And thanks for sharing your experience!

  • Brilliant!

  • Well done - running and sensible eating has lost a lot of us a lot of weight thanks to C25k. When it comes to scales not working, remember that if you're anything like me, your weight will fluctuate by several pounds over the course of the day - I always weigh myself at exactly the "lightest" time of the day.

  • I agree. The issue I was having with my FitBit Aria was I was getting 2 different readings nearly 5 pounds apart - just a minute apart.

    Glad to see the weight going in the right direction though :-)

  • Well done you! What an inspiration to other Big Blokes you must be, we will all look forward to hearing you get down to bmi25. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Awesome, well done.

  • Wow! That's great!!!! Congratulations and well done!

  • That's fantastic Ash, well done! I look forward to seeing how this goes for you xx

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