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Hi Folks! This is me 3 stone lighter with 12lbs still to loose in the New Year

ShropshireLass2019
ShropshireLass2019
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Hi All

I'm new to this forum! For the last 18 months I've been eating healthly and working at gym almost daily until I'd over worked my knees from cycling 30 kilometers daily and lifting weights!-

On the 27th of December I'm aiming to get back on track with my healthy regime to loose drop the unwanted 12lbs in weight!-

I'm currently on holiday heading towards Bruges to celebrate my hubby's 70th birthday, hence my delay in getting back on track! However yesterday I did eat a nice chicken salad and not pizza which hubby had on route!

PS On the 7th of March shall be my third attempt to sky dive from 15.000 feet to raise funds for the British Liver Trust and QE Hospital to which I've so far raised 2.24k

Well May I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a sucessful healthy 2020

Love Shropshire Lass UK

๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„

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IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator

Hello and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum ShropshireLass and woohoo!! Very well done you ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘

You will have been given links to Pinned Posts when you first joined but I am also going to tag you in the Welcome Newbies post which gives lots of links and information to help you. Please read this are fully as it will guide you around the workings of this Forum.

This is a very busy forum with lots going, and nothing beats joining in, reading posts and replying to others. Our group Weigh-in and the Daily Diary are probably the best places to start. A key feature of the Forum is the support between members which you will experience as you join in.

Best Wishes in your continues weight loss journey and have a super trip ๐Ÿ˜Š

Indigo

Thank you Indingo and I look forward to browsing further information on your services and also getting to know others!

All the best for Christmas and the New Year

Shropshire lass

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IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator
in reply to ShropshireLass2019

Youโ€™re very welcome ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hi there

Have you asked him if you can use his name?

Mr Lautrec I mean.....

I didnt realise you could see this message too Miles as I've only just joined the NHS Weight Loss Forum which highlights admin names!

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You mean you can see my highlights?

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You mean those silver ones ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Do you still have your Santa suite as there short staffed here in pretty Bruges!

Photo's just loaded onto my FB page ๐Ÿ˜

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator
in reply to ThreeSmiles

Hello, ThreeSmiles, are you wanting to lose weight and join this forum or are you here to support others? You are very welcome, either way

Hi Bridge

Well someone I know from another Community joined so I came to se whatโ€™s happening here if that makes sense. I am lucky that I have got myself to a reasonable weight - driven my Diabetes needs. So support? - Iโ€™ll try if I can!

Miles

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator
in reply to ThreeSmiles

I thought that was the case ๐Ÿ˜Š I'll give you a Visitor badge so you don't keep getting asked the same question

Thank you ๐Ÿ‘

Your so lucky Miles ๐Ÿ‘! Thank you Bridget !

Hi ShropshireLass,welcome to WL . I'm new too,my advice is to read the 'Newbie Pack' ,try following all the links until you know you're way round.

Good luck with your journey.

P.S. Please remember to close your posts to help keep this site safe. XX

Thank you Tubby! Will definately browse all the information when I've returned home from Bruges !

Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy 2020

Love Shropshire Lassie xxx

S11m
S11mMaintainer

Well done.

Good luck with the jump.

I have been here 18 months, and I am 70.

How did you decide on your target weight?

You might want to re-assess, See "How do I know if I am too fat?:

healthunlocked.com/fasting-...

Hi S11m

I've been a member of BLT Health Unlocked for just over 12months due to on going non alcoholic liver issues. I'm currently having monthly blood tests and numerous scans ! On the 7th Jan I get to hear recent CT scan results.

I'm 67 and starting to re introduce my healthy eating plan 18 months ago! My start weight was 13stone 12lbs! I'm now 10.10lbs but want to be about 9.7lbs for my height of 5 foot 4 inches and age! I'm actually small boned with a size 4 shoe. My weight at the age of 40 varied between 7.12lbs to 8.7lbs back then and was Supa Supa fit which I'd like to achieve again within the first quarter of 2020๐Ÿ˜

Love Shropshire Lassie

Merry Christmas to you and your family๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’—

S11m
S11mMaintainer
in reply to ShropshireLass2019

Great - manny here just believe the BMI guide.

Is there a relationship between shoe size and ideal dress size?

This might seem to be a ridiculous question - but is shoe size an indication of skeletal (frame) size?

My feet are size 9.5, and many people my height have size 12 or 14 feet... but my waist circumference is half my height!

Hi again

Good question! My last BMI was 25.5 so I'm classed as still being overweight which I do agree on! I'm a size 12 which is fine but would like to be a very loose size 12 without getting that haggard ageing look for being to thin! Hopefully you'll understand what I'm saying ?

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S11m
S11mMaintainer
in reply to ShropshireLass2019

My BMI is 26.2 - but I have 14% body fat, according to my fat calliper and the BizCalcs four-fold system.

I scrub myself vigorously all over every day to keep my skin tight. I am 70 and I have lost 4.5 stone.

That's amazing weight loss! Well done indeed and congratulations!

Stoozie
StoozieMaintainer
in reply to S11m

Just responding to the shoe size/clothes size point. Research suggests that in women wrist circumference may be a better marker for frame size (and therefore ideal clothes size when lean). This is because of the way pregnancy affects shoe size.

The combination of carrying extra pregnancy weight whilst having additional relaxin produced which loosens joints and ligaments, often results in a higher shoe size.

I have been pregnant 6 times, am back to pre-pregnancy weight, but a full shoe size bigger :D

ThreeSmiles
ThreeSmiles
in reply to S11m

Hi s11m

About 5 years ago, or so, they were going to scrap the BMI system because it didnโ€™t account for those who are very athletic and/or big boned.

I have 5 grandchildren who are all exceptionally into sports and spend a lot of time participating and NO time on computer games etc. One of them got told by the school nurse that she was Obese as per her BMI! My daughter was not chuffed - to put it mildly. Time BMI was replaced imho. I expect to be challenged but it wonโ€™t me think any differently ๐Ÿ˜‘.

Miles

I'm totally shocked Miles that your GD (hopefully correct) was called obese , especially considering at the high the level of sport she performs at! I think the nurse needs a visit to Specsavers !

However I do wonder about the BMI chart!

Stoozle, is there a weight chart based on your wrist or waist size?

Trish

Stoozie
StoozieMaintainer
in reply to ShropshireLass2019

Sorry, just saw this! ShropshireLass2019

Does this help?

freedieting.com/true-frame-...

ThreeSmiles
ThreeSmiles
in reply to Stoozie

Hi Stoozie

Thatโ€™s a brilliant method and means Iโ€™m โ€œokโ€. LoL.

Where is this method used - not by the NHS - as far as I am aware?

Interesting name by the way - no idea what it means though!

Miles

Stoozie
StoozieMaintainer
in reply to ThreeSmiles

Stoozing is borrowing money from banks at 0% interest, saving/investing it for better than 0%, and pocketing the difference :)

ThreeSmiles
ThreeSmiles
in reply to Stoozie

Wowee sounds good + never managed that in my whole life!

Cheers Stoozie ! Currently out and about in Bruges but will check link out later ! Thank you!

Miles you've beaten me again !

Shropshire Lassie

Well Iโ€™m not in brugges...๐Ÿ˜†

Hi Stoozie

I've just been on the freedieting.com/true frame web site.......

Based on my height of 5.4" with a wrist size of less than 6"! I've worked out my calculations which highlight my ideal weight should be around 108 lbs!

If I was a person obsessed by healthy chart guidelines , this would mean that I still have to loose a further 42lbs (3 stone) which would bring me down to the weight I was in my early 20's and I'm not sure I would suit being that thin again at my age!

๐ŸŽ„ Shropshire Lass

Stoozie
StoozieMaintainer
in reply to ShropshireLass2019

I think i picked a poor example. You look slim in your picture and a 42lb loss would surely not even be possible without major organ donation!

Hi Stoozie

I think I could quiet easily get away with dropping at least another stone or even a stone and half but definately not 3 stone! My target starting the 27th is a stone by March then possibly 7 more pounds for my hols in May !,

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Iโ€™ll let you off this time, Trishi, re the mention of the Jump, Dive or Flight this time ๐Ÿ˜€

Definately Miles! ๐Ÿ˜

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Hippa
Hippa2019 December

Well done - thanks for the positivity and you look fantastic!

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator
in reply to Hippa

Hello and welcome, Hippa ๐Ÿ˜Š

Have alook at our Welcome Newbies post healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh... which explains how the forum works and how to find your way around.

A good starting point is joining a weekly weigh in on the day of your choice, and using the Daily Diary, where members log their meal plans and get useful feedback.

Please also read this information about security/privacy healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

To make the most of the forum, join in with activities, read and reply to posts, ask questions and encourage others โ€“ it will all pay off for you ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank you Hippa! To be perfectly honest being in Bruges is wonderful but not great with all of the lovely temptations of the Christmas foods and of course then theres the Belgium chocolates which is a little weakness of mine whilst here ! Hubby keeps telling me not to get concerned about gaining a few pounds as you'll loose it again! I know he's right but I'm already feeling bad about myself for craving such delights ...

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a sucessful healthly and happy 2020!,

Trish ๐ŸŽ„

Heโ€™s right and you know it! Treats are fine for special occasions!

Go for it Trishi!!

Milo

I know your so right again! ๐Ÿ˜!

Plus the 27th will soon be here ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ

Cheers for your support ๐Ÿ˜˜

Hippa
Hippa2019 December

Merry Christmas!

Amazing! You sure aer an inpiration!!!!!

StillConcerned
StillConcernedAmbassador

I hope there's no permanent damage; at least you've realised too much is as bad as too little. Circadian rhythm dictates that it takes longer than a full-day's rest (24.2 hours) to fully recover and over-compensate after training, and that's provided you haven't over-trained.

God bless you!

Hi Still

Unfortunately I had almost 6 weeks rest including X- Ray's which confirmed arthritis in both knees! I'm still allowed to cycle but at a lower pace!

Thank you for your message and a Merry Christmas

Shropshire Lass!

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StillConcerned
StillConcernedAmbassador
in reply to ShropshireLass2019

I'm so sorry, arthritis is confirmation of premature aging and the need to limit carbohydrate to less than 130g per day to reduce insulin/insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) production.

Merry Christmas.

Hi Still

Sorry could you explain premature aging in more detail please.

I'm 67 and fairly fit! I have good skin so I'm told by numerous! Dont smoke and only have maybe one weak alcoholic drink about once a month if that! I'm not diabetic and have great blood pressure normally at around 112/62 .

I'm small boned with a wrist measurement of less than 6 inches

My GP said my arthritis was down to wear and tear!

I look forward to hearing more on reducing carbohydrates

Shropshire Lass

StillConcerned
StillConcernedAmbassador
in reply to ShropshireLass2019

I must stress I'm not medically trained; you need to discuss with a health professional.

The theory from Dr Ron Rosedale is that the high levels of insulin cause hormonal miscommunication (hormones sharing the same blood stream), with the weakest link in the chain the first to break. In the case of arthritis, the connective tissues that should be laid down in the joints are laid down inappropriately elsewhere. The stark, extreme example is where instead of calcium being used for bone remodelling, it is laid down in arteries as a response to the inflammation, causing heart disease.

The point is that many of these chronic ill-health conditions we associate with aging are in fact due to high insulin/IGF-1 levels from what we eat.

I appreciate you haven't got diabetes, and hopefully you never will. What people don't appear to realise is that blood glucose responds to insulin, so you can have excessively high insulin levels for decades coping with the onslaught of high glycaemic carbohydrates, lean protein, and low-fat dairy for example, meal after meal, day after day, year after year. It's only if the pancreas reaches a stage of exhaustion that blood glucose will show detriment, whereas on the inside these other ill-health conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, arthritis/gout, osteopaenia/osteoporosis, stroke, hormonal cancers and heart disease point to insulin resistance.

Metabolic syndrome is also termed insulin resistance syndrome by some, and is diagnosed by having three of symptoms such as a large waistline, high blood pressure, dyslipidaemia (high triglycerides, low HDL), diabetes, and a high BMI.

I'm sorry this is so long.

Jaminet and Jaminet 2012 identify there is an ideal amount of carbohydrate intake. Too little and the body attempts to make up the deficit from other foods (ketogenic diet). Too much and the body attempts to avoid the toxicity of high blood glucose by converting the surplus to visceral fat; de novo lipogenesis (DNL). Continued too often as described above, this is what exacerbates the insulin-resistance. I hope this makes sense.

The ideal is somewhere between those two extremes, and for most people is between 120g and 160g per day of carbohydrate; barely half the RDA that is based by default on the flawed, low-fat theory.

So, what we see as normal by comparing with our friends, family and neighbours, is not what our body was designed to eat. We are designed to get most of our kcalories from natural fat; some of the very foods we've been taught to avoid.

What we can agree on is that the best source of carbohydrates is vegetables, to provide the water soluble vitamins, minerals and fibre we also need, but again this has been over-emphasised. Our guts aren't proportionately large enough to handle the amount of vegetation of other great apes for instance.

Wow! Thank you for sparing your precious volunteering time to write such an in depth reply which I truly appreciate and shall be absorbing fully over the coming days!

Trish

PS My reply about digesting over the coming days wasn't meant to be sarcastic by the way, I just re read things over so they sink in !

Cheers again Still !

Less of the cheers ๐Ÿ˜€ you bring back too many memories of being in a pub and, shall we say, imbibing....... ๐Ÿ˜•

Never looked at it that way! Clink! Clink! ๐Ÿ˜Š!

Sorry sick joke! Hands truly slapped! ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

No - it was meant to be a jo....you know - SOH failed me again then...

Anyway let's keep the jokes to BLT forum as your a visitor!

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Now now Trish - donโ€™t forget what CanadaVery told you - your ignoring her advice, you are - really, youโ€™re always ignoring best ways what to use grammar - isnt it ๐Ÿ˜€. Anyway who are you talking to - youโ€™reself - again ๐Ÿ˜€

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