12 weeks completed

We spent the first week of May cruising through the Norwegian Fjords. When we got back, I weighed 17 st 5 lb, the heaviest I had ever been.

Then, mid-June, I accidentally got involved with the BBC GetInspired Challenge, as an ambassador. The aim was to go for a daily 'hike' and increase my distance from the 500 m I could manage at the beginning, to 5 km. I didn't quite make it to 5k but by mid-July, I was pretty close and the exercise made me feel much healthier.

After some discussion with my husband, we both decided to start the NHS Choices plan and make a concerted effort to lose weight. We started on 1st August and on day 1, I weighed 16 st 12 lb.

We have just completed week 12 and I now weigh 15 st 2.6 lb, so I've lost 1 st 9.4 lb whilst on the plan and 7 lb before I started, totalling 2 st 2.4 lb. My husband has also lost well over 2 st and we are both exercising regularly now and really enjoying it.

Food-wise, we realised quite early on that we mostly eat the right things but our portion sizes were too big. I also have a weakness for chocolate but so long as it's in moderation, I'm still enjoying some. So our next step is to stop counting calories but just continue eating the same way we have been on the plan. We'll monitor our weight and if we stop losing, we'll go back to counting cals again.

I have found the weekly weigh-ins and the challenges really motivating, so thanks for doing those. I'm hoping to lose about another half a stone by Christmas.

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  • HI Finnberry,

    I've just read your update post here, very inspiring!!! :-) I was wondering how much weight you'd lost in total, and I can see it's 1 stone 9.4 pounds on the plan, and 2 stone 2.4 pounds in total - wow, that is phenomenal!!! Let either moreless or myself know if you'd like a 2 stone weight loss badge!!!! We'd be thrilled to award one to you!!! Many Congratulations!!! :-) Brilliant to hear your husband has also lost over 2 stones - you have both done incredibly well.

    Very inspiring to read this, and Many Congratulations!!!! :-)

    Lowcal :-)

  • Ooh, yes please! I love a badge.

  • Fantastic, on its way!!! Many Congratulations!!! :-)

  • Goodness what an achievement πŸ˜€ good luck with that last 7lbs

  • Hi Finnberry, really good to hear about your achievements. It all adds up over time! Wishing you luck with the continued weight loss and hope to see you on here still as you continue the weight loss journey :)

  • Well done, keep it up. I know what you mean about eating the right thing but wrong portion sizes, I have the same issue. A healthy appetite can be a bit of a curse! Keep up the good work though, you are doing well!!

  • Well done to you and your husband, that is fab!! I'm so happy for you both, keep up the great work!! :D

    Sazkia x β™₯

  • Very well done to you both πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸŽˆπŸ˜Š keep up the good work 😊😊😊

  • Well done! It's great you and your husband are dong this together and enjoying your achievements together. I will be very interested to see what happens when you stop counting calories, keep us posted and good luck.

  • Well done to you and your husband on losing over 2 stone each. Good luck with losing another 7lbs for Christmas. Have a good week.

    Rose

  • I'm so sorry Finnberry, talk about being late to the party! :o

    What a fantastic achievement! You and your hubby have done so well! It can't have been easy, but you persevered and succeeded! Well done you! :)

    Wishing you every success for the future! :)

  • Wow well done that's brilliant x

  • Congratulations amazing effort well done! πŸŽ‰

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