Haven't posted for a while since my weight seemed to have plateaued at 13st 10lbs for a while after losing nearly 7lbs in 4 weeks. But I just stuck with my routine, no bread, daily calorie allowance of 1400, and brisk walking about 20-23 miles per week; thankfully I now appear to be losing some weight again as I'm now down to 13st 7lbs and I'm very pleased!! I think someone mentioned the fact that weight-loss does tend to enter these 'phases' where things appear 'stuck' but I now know that simple perseverance is the answer - no need to do anything more drastic.
As an approaching-69-year old, I think my target weight should be around 13st for my height and build as I seem to recall reading that, from a medical perspective, as we age it's generally useful to have a 'little extra' weight -a few pounds anyway!
Resting BP reading average is 105/65, pulse is around 60 and my BP meds are down to less than 1/4 of what I was initially prescribed!!
Best advice to all - STICK WITH IT DESPITE THE SCALES!!
All the best for now,