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How much weight have YOU lost?

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

  1. TorqPenderloin

    TorqPenderloin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    As you said, BMI means very little as it doesn't account for lean mass (muscle). I'd focus more about how your clothes fit and how you feel physically (and mentally).

    According to the calculator I was somewhere between "Obese" and "Morbidly obese" in the attached picture, You be the judge...

    Of note: that was me at my fittest point in my life (pre-diabetes) and after losing about 3 stone... I'm comfortable saying that I don't think I was morbidly obese.
     

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  2. Tirianne

    Tirianne Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the encouragement - much appreciated. I've certaily got more energy but have a significant way to go.... but I've made a start and could say I'm a third of the way there ...:happy:

    I've calculated my BMI it was 40 :arghh: now down to 34 :inpain:and it has to be down to 25 - so that's at least another 4 - 5 stone to lose

    I'm looking forward to that new wardrobe sometime!!
     
  3. tigerlily72

    tigerlily72 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's fantastic! :)

    Other than the exercise and calorie counting can I ask what else you did? Did you reduce carbs?
     
  4. Nursery64

    Nursery64 Type 1 · Member

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    No just swimming and loads of swimming- front crawl one week I managed 1018 lengths and just calorie
    Counting 1200 a day
     
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  5. 4ratbags

    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You're doing great. I remember when my BMI was 40 and the family thought I was weird when it got down to 29 because I was overjoyed that I was only classed as 'overweight' instead of 'obese'. My weight came off quite slowly in comparison to others but I think it is really an individual thing and as long as you're happy then thats the main thing.
     
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  6. badwolfreturns

    badwolfreturns Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My weight loss is going well,lost 2 stone and 12lbs,hopefully in diabetic review in two weeks will show lower blood sugars
     
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  7. amanda19640

    amanda19640 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I used to suffer with that, get ur gp to give u a cortizone injection in it worked a treat for me and has never returned. I also always wear fit flop style shoes/sandles with shock absorbers in that really helps .
     
  8. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I'm a very happy bunny as I have lost 20lb since starting the lchf diet, insulin and canagliflozin 100g tablet. Hurray I thought I couldn't lose weight just gain. Me? lose weight? I just don't believe it. See what DN says at hospital tomorrow. I want to reduce insulin more but BGs go too high.
     
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  9. Roseyred

    Roseyred Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi I'm new here. I've lost 3st 7lbs since May
     
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  10. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I've now lost 20lbs so very happy now. The wait was worth it. Calorie counting too.
     
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  11. MissPooh

    MissPooh Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was diagnosed in March this year, and l've lost 19kg. I've gone from 99 to 80kg ld still like to lose at least another 12kg or so, but l'll get there :)
     
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  12. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Wow. Thats excellent. Well done you :) :) :)
     
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  13. MissPooh

    MissPooh Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @ickihun l am really happy about the weight loss, it was badly needed. That said, l'm not happy with my latest cholesterol results, so some tweaks are required :)
     
  14. 4ratbags

    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It takes time to get everything sorted, at least you are on the right track.
     
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  15. MissPooh

    MissPooh Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    its a whole new learning curve for me @ratbags.

    My HDL has gone from 0.9 to 1.0 mmol/l - which is good, I think
    My TriG has gone from 2.1 to 1.8 mmol/l - again, heading in the right direction
    My LDL has gone from 3.7 to 4.5 mmol/l - very bad....and there in lies my next project
     
  16. 4ratbags

    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh well at least you know what number you need to work on. Mine is similar to yours so I know how frustrating it can be trying to get the balance right. It is definately a steep learning curve all round when you get diagnosed as diabetes, cholesterol and BP usually go hand in hand.
     
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  17. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Out of interest are you on the lchf diet?
    My cholesterol has been excellent without the need for a statin but recently gone on lchf diet so I'll see if any effect on my cholesterol. Really enjoying the cream and cheese, nuts and fish dishes.
     
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  18. MissPooh

    MissPooh Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes @ickihun I've been doing Low Carb Full Fat since March, and l have to say I really enjoy it too, but I think perhaps l've over done the "norty" fats a bit, so l think I may have to make a few "tweaks".
    It's my LDL cholesterol that's going in the wrong direction, the HDL and triGs are headed the right way.
     
  19. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Not sure what fixes that. I have seen a post somewhere with regards to which fat to watch out for. I know trans fats are not very good to anyone. Check your labels for them. Hopefully someone will be along to keep us right. :)
     
  20. MissPooh

    MissPooh Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The good thing about LCFF is since l've made the switch I eat very little to no ready meals, I even make my own burgers :).
    I'll cut back on what I think is causing it, and see what happens - fingers crossed, because ld like to avoid statins if poss.
     
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