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Lost more than 6 stone but now hit a brick wall

Meggabert20022020 June


I’ve Recently gone from weighing 19st 10lb to my current weight 13st 7lb.

I’m 5ft11 and still considered overweight and do still look it around my stomach. My overall goal is to reach 12st 7lb but over the last month it’s come to a halt and I’m struggling to lose any more.

I’ve lost the weight I have with a combination of massive changes in diet, making sure I’m eating the right foods, having my (at least) 5 a day etc, Taking up exercise (going to the gym, walks, badminton, cycling, etc).

I have a far better understanding of food and nutrition now and I’m determined to stick at it but I’m wondering how to reach my final goal and try to lose this last stone! Grateful for any tips


Photo Left February 2019 / right May 2020

9 Replies

Wow, well done what a fantastic achievement! I have just been a here a short while so I am afraid I don't have any specific advise for you. Hopefully someone will come along to help you.

You may have already tried these. I used these to shift the 7th stone. Time Restricted eating [TRE} 14:10 - only eat Breakfast to dinner (no late night munchies) 10 or 8 hour window. Actually, if the 'progress' because you are reaching your goal is only a few ounces daily, that last small snack can make the difference. Or drop the carbs just by 10g or so daily. Or you might be plateauing while your body adjusts and progress will recommence once your body has 'caught up'. Good luck with the last close steps.


Hi and welcome, Meggabert2002 :)

You've done a great job and are looking really good, the last stone will be the icing on the cake :)

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All of the information you need about the forum can be found in Pinned Posts healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh... and I hope you'll be joining all the Events, Challenges and Clubs that we run, especially a weigh-in and the daily diary.

If you haven't already taken it, here's a tour of the forum healthunlocked.com/?tour=true

We've found active participation to be key to successful weight loss and, of course, it's a good way to get to know people, find inspiration and share support and encouragement.

Wishing you all the best :)

BJ20204st 7lbs

Congrats on the weight loss. I too have kinda been struggling to lose the weight as fast. Started Dec 2019 weighing 18st 5 and now June 26th 2020 weighing 14st 1. Height 5ft 10.Goal weight is 11st 6 due to last time I tried losing weight I have set my goal below the higher end of the healthy weight spectrum this is to ensure that if I do mess up I'm still in the healthy range and have more time to fix it. As I have got down to a healthy weight once before but lost my job and put it all back on. Good luck on losing the last stone. I know the struggle.

morelessAdministrator in reply to BJ2020

Hi and welcome, BJ2020 :)

Well done for your success to date!

I hope you'll follow the links I've given Meggabert2002 and will also become an active member of our community :)

Onwards and downwards :)

BJ20204st 7lbs in reply to moreless

Thanks will do. 🙂 I know from last time I lost weight we definitely need people around us that are motivators especially for that last bit and for maintaining the weight.

morelessAdministrator in reply to BJ2020

We're the world's best cheerleaders and there's a place being kept for you in our Maintainers' Club :)

Britipina232020 June

Hi Meggabert2002. I haven’t got any advice for you but you did fantastically well! Good luck!

Wow you have done really well. Amazing work 😀

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