Drumroll please! - I am not the woman I used to be!

Dear Ones

In fact I am only 3/4 of the woman I was in January having lost 26.5% of my body weight and reached my target weight of 130 lbs which I have achieved in exactly 6 months and three weeks before my 65th birthday. I have lost weight every week bar one over 26 weeks - although it has varied from as little as 0.4 lbs to 4.3 lbs.

So here are the stats:

1st Jan 2017 Today

Weight 175.8 lbs 129.2 lbs (Total lost 46.6 lbs / 26.5%)

BMI 29.1 21.8

Body Fat 41.4% 30.3%

Visceral Fat 10% 6%

Waist 38.5" 29.5"

Dress Size 16 12

Very pleased but also very conscious that it could all pile back on so easily. My plan is to continue to weigh myself weekly and keep within a range of + or - 2lbs of target. My BMR is 1300 and so I will try a maintenance calorie intake of 1800 and see if this works. To have at least one hours physical activity a day, mainly walking but with at least 2 thirty minute runs a week. To always eat breakfast and continue to eat a balanced healthy diet with minimal sugar and alcohol intake moderated.

The things that have really helped. 1. This community, 2. Reading Overcoming Weight Problems, 3. Counting my calories and 4. My Fitbit.

I know that many of you have had and are having a much greater struggle than I have but by being motivated and focused on healthy weight loss it is possible to achieve your dreams. Don't take my word for it, look at the National Weight Loss Registry web site. I wish you all success on your journey. Daisy1925

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  • Wow what a great result - you must be over the moon :)

    Congratulations :)

  • Morning Daisy1925

    Yay!!! Well done on achieving your goal you have done fantastic over the last 26 weeks losing 46.6lbs.

    Why not join the maintainers club which weighs once a month as that would keep you from putting any back on. You can find them in the Pinned post section.

  • Yes I will. Thank you and all the other administrators for your advice and support. Daisy1925

  • Fandabedozy Daisy1925 ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€.

    That's an amazing story and fabulous weight loss ๐Ÿ˜€ I am so pleased for you, and very happy that the forum has played its ๐Ÿ˜€

    Very well done

  • Congratulations Daisy1925! You must be feeling fab now you are at your target. You are a great inspiration to me and have been since I joined the forum. I'm sure you'll cope well with maintenance as you are very focussed.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒผ

    I too have logged all my stats and have given myself 12mnths to reach my goal and I look forward to seeing them fall every weigh in.๐ŸŒ๐Ÿข

    Enjoy the new healthy you๐Ÿฆ‹

    K.x

  • Brillint result! Well done you!

  • Congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚

    Fantastic job, be very proud of yourself. Xxx

  • Lovely post Daisy, I am thrilled for you.

    Have a great birthday when it comes around. :)

  • Hi Daisy,

    That's fantastic! Congratulations on reaching your goal. :D

    I'm sure you're over the moon and think about all the new clothes you can buy to celebrate. ;)

    Good luck on the maintaining front, with your determination I'm sure you'll manage spectacularly!

  • Well apart from new underwear which was long overdue I have not indulged in too many clothes as I have loads of size 12s from 4 - 5 years ago and can now get into. I did treat myself to a my first pair of Converse trainers as a reward this week. Daisy1925

  • Fabulous post Daisy1925 and huge congratulations. Inspirational! Thank you for sharing

  • Well done on reaching your goal Daisy1925 this is absolutely wonderful xx

  • Daisy1925 what an inspiration you are!! Heartiest congratulations on your fantastic success. You show what can be done with dedication and support. Thank you so much for sharing your longer term plan for maintaining. That's also a key element. You've got this sorted. Good luck to you and stay posting to inspire newbies like me.

  • Fantastic progress Daisy1925 - you must be thrilled at the results you've achieved through hard work and determination. Apart from looking and feeling so much better, the positive impact on your health alone must make it all so worthwhile. You're a star!โญ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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