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Half way! Hit my latest target!

CrimsonMama
CrimsonMama6 stone
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Ok so my weigh day is Fridays officially so this lb loss won't officially count until next week! But today I weighed in at 12 stone 6lbs ! I set myself stone by stone targets and started at 15 stone 6lbs.

So whoop! 3 stone loss now! Which is halfway to my overall healthy BMI of 9 and a half stone! HALF WAY! It seems so far yet so achievable now when 6 months ago I was going to aim for 11 stone and count myself lucky if I manage that!

At 11 stone 9lbs I will no longer be classed as obese! So 11lbs to go! Hopefully by Easter!

Btw I am so happy to have this forum to post this on! It's difficult to tell friends and family and not bore them to death with all this health, exercise and food topics! Lol

PS yes the picture above is my version of a marble jar! All the blue is my lbs loss! 😊

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Brightfeather
BrightfeatherMaintainer

Result! So very well done

2stoneup
2stoneupRestart April 2020

Woo! Well done crimsonmama! That's amazing and you must feel great!

Zest
ZestHealthy BMI

Hi CrimsonMama

Wow, great visuals, I love your Marble Jar system. Congratulations on your weight loss, that's fantastic!

Zest :-)

Brilliant! Well done you!

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator

Love the β€˜marble jar’ analogy 😊. And very well done πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸŽ‰

Soulcee
SoulceeRestart Sept 2019

Well done. How have you done it? I just joined 😊

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Soulcee

Good morning, Soulcee, and welcome to the forum 😊

I'll give you some inspirational posts to read from members who have had great success, the common thread being that they were active participants here, reading, chatting and supporting others.

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This welcome pack explains how the forum works and how to find your way around healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh... Please take your time reading it so you get the best out of your time here.

You'll find a list of all the forum activities on our daily chat thread here healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

I would recommend joining a weekly weigh in on the day of your choice.

Take your time exploring and come back with any questions.

Wishing you all the best and I hope you become an active member of the forum 😊

Soulcee
SoulceeRestart Sept 2019 in reply to BridgeGirl

Thank you 😊

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Soulcee

You're welcome :)

CrimsonMama
CrimsonMama6 stone in reply to Soulcee

Hey Soulcee. Welcome! This answer is going to be long lol

I have tried and failed diets in the past and I think for me this was for two reasons. Firstly whatever "diet" you choose has to feel right and natural. So, although slimfast in the past did work I soon got fed up of it and gave up quickly and it was never going to be a permanent lifelong solution. I discovered the 5:2 diet about a year ago and it really appealed to me as there is no rules or restrictions on what you can eat (and I'm very fussy) and you only have to be strong willed two days a week. So instead of cutting 500 calories from your diet daily you drastically cut two days a week but eat normal the other five.

I lost 14lbs just doing the 5:2. However I hit a block and started looking at what I was consuming in calories my other days so I do now calorie count daily. I like making lists and number crunching so this is fine for me. Again: you have to find a system that works for you. I still eat lots of chocolate and junk and enjoy my food but all within my calorie allowance!

Secondly: Exercise!

I also decided to try the couch 2 5k program and was surprised to find I really really enjoy going outside for exercise. I began with walking 30 mins a day and my weight loss increased dramatically! Just from walking! I now jog three times a week and I have the exercise bug so I enjoy cycling, swimming, treadmill and aerobics too. But it all started from just walking.

Exercise, for me, has definitely been the key to my weight loss alongside diet. If I didn't exercise I would have to cut an extra 3500 calories a week from my diet! And I just can't do that and feel like I'm not deprived! And feeling unhappy with your diet/exercise will undoubtedly lead to giving up on it.

Ok that's probably enough rambling! I am sure you will find lots of useful info on here about the 5:2 or other methods of losing weight that appeal to you!

Soulcee
SoulceeRestart Sept 2019

Ok. Thanks very much. Yes I will have a read and see what would suit me 😊

Joanney69
Joanney695st 7lbs

That's a great result, CrimsonMama, well done you ☺️ πŸ’ͺ it's a wonderful feeling when you find something that finally works for you, isn't it? And this forum is just the best, we are all in the same boat & understand struggles and how good it feels to reach a milestone. Good luck with your next mini goal 😊

CrimsonMama
CrimsonMama6 stone in reply to Joanney69

Thank you! Coming here definitely helps me keep my motivation!

Joanney69
Joanney695st 7lbs in reply to CrimsonMama

Me too 😊

Well done fantastic result you are an inspiration to me just starting out on my journey love the visuals know how to keep my kids busy tomorrow making me some !!

HappyBeee
HappyBeee3 stone

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