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How much weight have YOU lost?

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by Administrator, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Zombiedude

    Zombiedude Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Last year I was 303lbs.
    On the 17th September 2014 I weighed 266lbs.
    Today I weigh 251.4lbs,
    I am using the LCHF diet and loving the weight loss!!
     
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  2. Becca3003

    Becca3003 Type 1 · Member

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    Hello all and congrats to everyone with losing weight! :)

    I've found it difficult in the past to shift unwanted weight but I've finally managed it! I've lost 2 st in the past 4 or so months and I'm very pleased with myself for managing it! Been doing a calorie controlled diet to help me lose weight as well as exercising regularly.. I'm feeling so much better for it and it's helped my diabetes control massively! :)
     
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  3. Scandichic

    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Go Becca! :):):)
     
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    alliebee · Well-Known Member

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    I know its early days ..I've been lchf for just 4 weeks and today I hit the 1 stone lost! I'm so happy. This diet or way of eating is working where countless others have failed... I'm eating real food. Never hungry smaller portions now....I've still got a stone to go ..but most of all my bg readings are no longer in double figures... hitting 4 and 5 this week :)
     
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  5. Birdy

    Birdy · Active Member

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    Wow. Some great stories here.

    Five stone here, since diagnosis in March 2014. All down to calorie counting, no snacking, low carb and mega walking. Still have a treat/cheat day to keep up motivation and metabolism. Totally addicted to buying sports gear and tramping the streets listening to dance music. Did a sponsored 10km last week, raising over £300 for Alzheimer's Society.

    Feeling good and have discontinued Metformin a month ago with little change in BG. Three more stones to go!!!

    Here's to continued/improved health to us all.
     
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  6. Scandichic

    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You can really see the difference in your photo! Go girl! Way to go! :):):)
     
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  7. MsVelvet

    MsVelvet Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Diagnosed for a month. Am LCHF and have lost 22kgs. Feeling so much better.
     
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  8. Birdy

    Birdy · Active Member

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    Thanks Scandichic. I do literally feel like a new woman!! Am the smallest I have been for 18 years and loving it - as well as the health benefits. Was Size 26-28 in March and bought pair of size 16 jeans (and got into them) last week - result! Just wish I hadn't waited so long to make the change!
     
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  9. Scandichic

    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am sz 16 but moving into the 14 range. 1 pair of sz 14 jeans and a coat. Trouble is I'm a petite frame and although I look a lot better at 12.5 St my weight range should be 7st 10 to 9st 10. I can't even imagine being that weight! I am also the lightest I've been in 10 years and it is a good feeling. I have to keep looking in the mirror. :rolleyes: Buying the minimum of clothes as I need to be smaller. BS is in the 6 range fasting and by mid morning in the 5s. Doesn't go any lower. Am in a much better place than last year when I weighed 16st 1 and had pneumonia! Can't wait for the rest to go;)
     
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  10. Positive

    Positive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have lost 11 kgs since diagnosed in February, feel much better and BS control improved. Feel much happier and energetic. To loose the weight was a struggle with few stops although did not put on weight. To loose did Newcastle diets week at a time 3/4 times and LCHF. To motivate myself I visit this forum. Thank you all for posting, you do not know who your are inspiring..
     
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  11. dawnmc

    dawnmc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Blimey, so impressed with all your weight loss. I've been low carbing for almost 3 years (no choice), but I haven't lost even 1 pound. Had everything checked, even chuck a kettle bell around for 4 days every week and walking a mile everyday.
     
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    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Why don't you give us a days meals and we'll see if we can spot something you've missed? Happy to post up a typical day if it helps?
     
  13. dawnmc

    dawnmc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Scandi. ok. here goes. I usually start with a green smoothie, spinach, kale, cucumber, celery, avocado, berries, and water. If I don't have that its bacon and eggs or omelette. Lunchtime, boiled egg with mayo, or omelette with cheese, tea is chicken or steak or beef, with greens - cabbage, sprouts. If I snack I'll have some walnuts,, macadamia or almonds. So all in all a pretty good diet. I do get lax on the exercise front because of the lack of weight loss. It does get a bit pissy offy when you read of folk losing the weight. I need to lose about 2 stone and of course its belly fat. I do believe having a hysterectomy screwed me up big time. Hormones went to pot because I was a skinny before that.
    But thanks for the support.
     
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    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The diet sounds fab! Portion size? Please don't think I'm being horrible! I'm not! If not, I'd insist on being referred. Big hugs!
     
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  15. Birdy

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    Dawn

    Diet looks good, my only thought is are you actually eating enough? I am no expert but I have noticed that if I restrict too much I don't lose until I up my intake. Don't lose heart. You said in your post that you struggle with the exercise, I am no expert but in my opinion, exercise has been key in my 5 stone loss. I have gone from 20 stone and no exercise to walking (fast) about 20 miles a week. My only other thought is do you have any other physical symptoms, could your Thyroid be dodgy (mine was and I think was partly responsible for previous weight gain and weight loss resistance).

    Hope these suggestions are not out of order.

    Birdy x
     
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  16. dawnmc

    dawnmc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nothing out of order, any help willingly excepted. Went to quack and had my thyroid checked - nothing out of the ordinary. I'm just stumped. The reason I went to the gp was because I hadn't lost a lb after kettle belling and walking and really really low carbed - about 20/40 grams a day for 4 weeks solid.
    Think I'm a conundrum.
     
  17. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Do you use something like myfitnesspal to record your foods? If so, I'd be curious to know what your calories add up to. I do a sort of reduced cab diet, but a significant chunk of my calories still come from fat or fatty sources. It doesn't take a mountain of mayo to add up.

    I'm also curious about your comment, "I do get lax on the exercise front because of the lack of weight loss". Why? I could understand that bit if you were losing weight in a dramatically fast fashion.
     
  18. dawnmc

    dawnmc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think because I'm not losing weight I think why bother, I know life takes over and sometimes its too much of an effort after tea is made etc. And I know exercise is good for BS. Mine are around 6.5 to 8. I do record on myfatsecret, calories work out about 1200. I tend not to post about my lack of progress because after 3 years I've given up.
     
  19. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    In which case, I would suggest you adopt one of two approaches. Eat more or eat less.

    If your calorie recording is accurate (by that I mean, if your serving sizes are accurate) I would guess your body is in a rut. So, I would either have a few days or a week of either very low calorie, or add maybe 400 calories - just to make your body behave differently. Sort of wake it up.

    After a short while, revert to 1000-1200 calories and see what happens.

    (I'm not suggesting you're fibbing about serving size, but I know I can sometimes dollop a serving, then just add another spoonful or whatever, if I'm either hungry or I just fancy it.)
     
  20. dawnmc

    dawnmc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I will try that. To be honest I'm (unfortunately) too like my mother, she thinks food is a waste of time, and occasionally forget to eat. It is hard when you think you are doing the 'right' thing when it all goes **** up. Then food becomes an obsession.
     
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