12 Weeks Done!

I have completed the 12-week plan and am delighted to report a 35.5lb weight loss, about a third of the total I need to lose in order to be out of the obese BMI range.

I can now paint my toenails, scrub my own back and walk briskly without becoming pink and breathless.

My workouts at the gym have increased massively and I enjoy a full range of cardio and strength exercises as well as daily brisk walks out in the fresh air. Perhaps in another 12 weeks my frame won't be too heavy and I will be able to go running again.

I still have a long way to go but know now that I can do it – thanks everyone for the support on this forum, you got me through some difficult patches and gave my exercise a boost with fun challenges.

2016 is going to be great – bring it on!

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  • Hey - well done - that's an amazing weight loss over the 12 weeks :-) What a fab feeling just before Christmas !! Good luck for the next 12 weeks, but sounds like you are well on your way to success !! :-)

  • Thank you Lucca - yep, Christmas isn't going to derail me!

  • What a great post. So positive and uplifting. The sort of post that gives me strength. What makes your post so special, is that, it does not focus on the number on the scales, moreover, it focuses on the shear enjoyment of added stamina, agility, mobility and spirit.

    Fantastic!

    Have a great Christmas :)

  • Thanks Tewson, although I am losing weight, I feel I am gaining so much more, it is good to get my life back!

  • Wow LtL, that's fantastic! More than 2.5st in 12 weeks is phenomenal! WTG you! :)

    It's not just the weight loss though, you've made huge strides with every aspect of your life and are feeling the benefits every day.

    I'm really impressed and delighted for you, thanks for a really uplifting post :)

    Looking forward to seeing how many more K's and stones you'll be kicking in the new year :)

  • Thanks Moreless, I lost a lot at the beginning, but it has settled down to a sensible amount now and I just have to keep going.

  • May I ask a silly question, how you follow the plan? As I have non of motivated at all 😔.

  • Hi Lampookie, that isn't a silly question at all!

    Basically, sign up on this page:

    nhs.uk/Livewell/weight-loss...

    and you will get sent a weekly motivational email and a sheet to fill in of your exercise and calories. It is that easy!

    Also, join in on the forum here where we do a weekly weigh-in on Mondays and there is a daily exercise challenge based on "Around the World in 80 Days", which is great fun (and really motivating).

    I hope I have helped, but if not click on the green button on the right at the top, that says "Write a Post" and put the question to the whole forum (it might be missed here as this is an old thread) and you will get many more replies.

    Above all, welcome and good luck!

  • You are so positive it took you 12 weeks to feel better and yet you are continuing to go further you are so right. Just keep going forward it is the only way to loose weight. Enjoy the new you. Thanks for encouraging me! Yes we do go up on the scale but just keep moving forward and than hopefully I will see the scales will go down and I will be back to my skinny self again!

  • The scales can be deceptive, but they aren't the whole picture, feeling fitter and slimmer is also as important. I have a long journey ahead, so I needed to be reminded of this - thank you!

    Good luck on your journey, I am sure you will succeed!

  • I am so glad you are saying that the scales are deceiving as I am just gaining weight but you are so right just keep on eating healthier and doing exercise that is the main thing as I will feel healthier and fitter! Thanks for reminding me.

  • Fantastic result - well done! :) :) :)

  • Thank you Sueper! If I can do it - anyone can!

  • Wow 35.5 lbs gone in 12 weeks. You have done amazing LotToLose and you should be soooo.... proud of your achievement and many congratulations on making it through the full 12 weeks. 2016 is going to be a great year for you :-)

  • Thank you Trafford, those 12 weeks shot by and I am sure the next 12 will as well! Just goes to show - don't wait to get started, start today, because in 12 weeks time, you will wish you had!

  • Well said!!

  • How lovely to hear your positive attitude coming through in your post. You're a success story that's going to continue into 2016...great, well done.

  • Thanks Jenever - the outside world cannot see my weight loss yet (that is how big I am), but I can certainly feel it. 2016 is going to be fabulous - I am going to do lots of new things as I get more and more able, yay!

  • That is a fantastic amount to loose.

  • Thanks Aqua, it was helped by good losses at the beginning, but has now settled into a regular 1.5-2lb loss which is great. Just got to keep at it!

  • Wow - that's amazing. Quite inspirational .... creeps back to morning coffee in awe!

    Well done and all the very best for a trim and happy 2016!

  • Thank you Runningsoon, it is just a start, I am very determined!

  • Well done - a fantastic loss and so great that you are feeling the benefits of your new healthier lifestyle :)

  • Thanks Sue, I wrote that post about 6 weeks ago and I am feeling even healthier and have lost several more pounds since then.

  • Oh yes lol! And I replied then :D Glad you are still making good progress :)

  • Wow! wow! Wow! Congratulations! You are an inspiration to us all. 😊

  • Thanks Asics, it is interesting to look back at this post as I have lost more weight since then and my abilities at the gym are still improving!

  • Wow! Well done! That's amazing! And well done on keeping it going after this post, too. You are strong and getting stronger all the time - thanks for sharing 😀

  • Thanks Rainshine, I still have a long way to go and it is interesting to see where I was 6 weeks ago. Heh, looking forward to how things will be in another 6 weeks!

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