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How much weight have YOU lost?

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

  1. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    That's fabulous progress StuLish, and it surely heralds a seismic shift in your life and prospects. Another 5lbs and you will have lost a whole me. I only say that to point out just how much you have lost.

    Although I have no idea how tall you might be,or other aspects of your health, it seems likely trimming a bit further could be beneficial to you.

    Are you still doing the 800 calorie protocol? If so, just be mindful you don't find your metabolism slowing down. Have you thought about how you will move forward over the longer term?

    Again, don't take those questions as critical in any way, but it is often important to look forward a little bit, to plan for "what happens next", to avoid any form of yo-yo.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Andydragon - I have posted about this relatively regularly, over time.

    When I was diagnosed, I didn't have a lot of weight to lose, but did have definite love handles, so I was carrying some weight, I clearly didn't need. I never set out to lose weight. I focused purely on improving my blood glucose numbers, figuring I'd be in a better place with good blood glucose levels, with love handles, than skinny with rampant, uncontrolled diabetes. OK, those comments are at the ends of the spectrum, but nevertheless, weight loss was never a target of mine.

    All of that said, as my numbers improved, my love handles melted away. Of course, my self-testing informed me that I should trim back on the carbs, and the rest is history.

    On my journey, I got very trim, very fast, and too had folks saying I was looking thin, and so on. From my own perspective, I was cross that I also lost weight from my lady-bump curves and bottom, as well as my arms and legs. However, I stuck with it, with a clear objective to stall weight loss and maintain, which I did. I

    It took a while to stabilise.

    However, to my point really, after that ramble. Your body will probably catch up with you in time.

    In my case, as already mentioned, I lost from some places I'd rather have retained, but in time, my body sort of smoothed out the jagged edges, and sort of redistributed itself - so, I'd urge you to be patient with that, but do try not to lose muscle mass. That's important. Keeping muscle mass up, helps with all sorts,

    What people think of you? Sometimes comments are made from genuine concern, and sometimes just because you look different. And when these changes happen quickly, folks can be concerned something sinister is going on. Once we pass a certain, indeterminate age, we always seem to be asked, "has your weight changed at all of late?"

    Finally, sometimes, a few, thankfully a small minority, can make unhelpful remarks out of some form of envy. SOmetimes because they have found it really hard to trim up themselves.

    So, in all of this, I would urge you to take stock, and ask yourself the following:

    Have I lost weight "too quickly"?
    Am I in a healthy (or healthier) weight zone?
    Am I clinically underweight (although, the BMI scale is a blunt too, it's fine for a rule of thumb)?
    Do I feel well?
    Am I still able to do the things (in terms of moving around/exercise)I used to, before weight loss ?
    How are my general health markers looking? Are there any areas of concern?

    I would suggest you be guided by your health, and how you feel. Of course, you may have gone too thin, but if you are thinner than you were, but still in a good place, be guided by your health, not others' opinions.
     
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  3. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I get told that too, but I tell myself its just their jealousy. Id prefer to look scraggy but be healthy than look plump but have high bg. You are doing really well and over time the arms and tums should even out...wellthay what I'm hoping. If they don't then I will look on my sagging as battle scars won in a winning battle
     
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  4. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    I lost a stone. Just one stone. I am still 19 stones, after 8 1/2 years of low carbing.
     
  5. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Well done you! I think people get used to seeing us bigger so when we get a lot smaller people just can't adjust - I had that too people saying to me you are looking well but ... don't go losing anymore - I did lose just under 3 stone in a short period of time and to people I hadn't seen in years I was 5 stone lighter. My advice to you is you know your own body so you decide and what I would add is I have put on over half a stone from the weight I was when people where saying I was starting to look scrawny and I am desperately trying to get back to that weight or less as I now feel bloated and fat at the weight I am, although I know I am not overweight by the BMI figures just have a pot belly. Your body... you decide and well done again. Btw I was size 20 at heaviest and now a wee size 10 and loving it!
     
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  6. rosemaree

    rosemaree Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I always see this thread and never actually read it! But everyone is doing so well :happy:

    I started losing weight nearly 2 years before being diagnosed, I was actually trying, but have a feeling the diabetes may have helped me along :facepalm: in that period I lost 37 kg (that's just under 6 stone I think),

    In the 6 months after diagnosis, I lost a further 16 kg (about 2.5 stone), I still had a bit to loose, but was also constantly getting comments from the people around me - they kept telling me I couldn't loose any more weight, and making jokes about how I was disappearing, one particularly tactless acquaintance actually asked me if I "had Aids or something". My bmi at this point is still borderline overweight, they know I had changed my lifestyle, but don't know I am diabetic.

    I have been having a bit of a tough time these last few months and have unfortunately put on about 9 kg, but trying to get back on track and see some more improvements in my health :cat:

    I am also quite wobbly from the weight loss, but that doesn't compare to how much better I feel for having lost the weight!
     
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  7. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m now 83.7kg so am still dropping at roughly rate of 0.15kg a day. I’m surprised I haven’t plateaued yet. It fluctuates and I still have days I go up a few 100g and other days (like today) I lost 300g since yesterday

    Im feeling good. I still have a bit to go, as I think I said, my first goal is “healthy” BMI which would be 80.9kg. I then want to get to 76kg as that’a equivalent to 12st and feels like a nice even figure and overall stretch goal would be about 11stone which I think is 71kg or so

    Honestly, a flat stomach is my aim. I know it will be tough as frankly the weight loss has left me a bit saggy but it’s my aim

    I’m now just about fitting some medium sized clothing. Nearly 34 waist, but vanity sizing is such a thing. What I do know is my belt is significantly looser
     
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  8. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just as a follow up, as of today (daily fluctuations acknowledged) I am 72.4kg so 32.6kg in total and 11.3kg since I last posted in this thread. I am lighter than I have ever been in my adult life. Firmly in the medium clothing, in 32 trousers and I did need new belts :)

    so, passed my initial target, my second target and well on way to my third.

    I feel good, but there are a few things I didn’t expect from the loss. My fingers have dropped by 4 ring sizes and I used to have little fatty lumps on my back, not anymore I don’t. my wrists have also shrunk so I need smaller watch strap. But I never thought those areas looked particularly chubby!

    I need to see how to stabilise, hopefully as I am getting older and thinner I will need less calories anyway and it should naturally plateau
     
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  9. mymuk

    mymuk Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done! 26kg down here since diagnosis last March. I noticed the finger thing too.
     
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  10. Ronancastled

    Ronancastled Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 19.5st st diagnosis & lost 5.5st in 6 months & have plateaued since.
    I'm still obese with a bmi of 31.
    Santy brought we resistance bands which I've still to take out of the box.
    Santy also brought me a new wedding ring as I'd lost mine months earlier while out walking the dog.
     
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  11. Paul Burton

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    Hi, I've noticed that as you say people lose weight all over their body. I can tell if I have lost weight when my watch strap gets loose. You didn't say how old you are, I'm 62 and find I can go all day on a slice of toast and an evening meal without feeling hungry. I have noticed my dad 87 has quite a small appetite now compared to his younger days. He seems to have found his natural balance. Probably a good idea to do some weight training exercises to keep your muscles strong something I have noticed is older people often get problems with their shoulders me included I damaged my deltoid muscle and it is taking ages, 6 months so far, to repair and still not out of the woods yet. The internet says it could take four years! I would say I'm about halfway there. You can get some good belts on Wish.com that can be adjusted by the millimetre. All the best Paul.
     
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  12. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m 44 tomorrow
    I have heard as we age we do need less calories to sustain us, I know calorie counting is not a techinique used (at all?) by the LCHF groups but I still tend to do it.

    I have noticed I can get by with a lot less food though since the weight loss. So maybe something in it.

    weight loss all over I guess I kind of expected but smaller fingers and wrists still took me by surprise, but it is what it is, just wish I could get those last few kg off my stomach and, well, behind as I hope it will naturally pull in the ‘sag’ but learning to wear the marks with pride will take me some time

    hopefully we will get gyms back one day so I can get a trainer and focus on toning. Exercise bike and walking isn’t covering it all but again, it’s doing enough
     
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  13. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    It's a pity we can't choose where we lose the weight from eh - I too have lost the weight surprisingly from my fingers and wrists and really all over which I am really happy about ... apart from I still have a wee pot belly (which no-one else notices just me) and I am not overweight at all but just wish another couple of 1lbs would come off just my wee pot belly...instead of my fingers and wrists! I have lost over 5 stones btw.
     
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  14. Paul Burton

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    Happy birthday for tomorrow, if you build muscle say squats for legs press-ups for chest and arms sit-ups for stomach etc. when you breakdown/exercise those muscles your body uses it's fat reserves even when you sit and watch the TV or are in bed asleep.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I'm still losing. Since bariatric op in June'19. I've had no weight gain like all other acquaintances who have had the same op.
    It's all because of avoiding 'brain hunger' by managing Carbs which rebound into hunger pangs. Not real hunger.
    I'm now a size 16uk. Ive been size 18uk for months. I'm now wondering if I'll end up size 14uk but haven't accommodated that in my new all season wardrobe. Some great deals right now.
    Enjoying 3rd set of new size underwear especially. All my sets of new pyjamas.
    I'm delighted I didn't rebound, in any area of positives to the op.
    Just off for a lovely coconut and vanilla yogart until 7pm dinner. :) :) :)
    Well done all. Your achievements are amazing! :)
     
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  16. Vidar

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    So today is the end of Week 1 for me on the carnivore diet. I've lost 9lbs this week. I know most of that is water weight but I'm really pleased.
     
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    Day 14 and I've just weighed myself for the 2nd time on my carnivore journey and somehow have gained 5lbs on last week. I wasn't super strict with myself, I introduced a few herbs and spices that I seem to be able to tolerate and had a couple of bottles of coke zero (down from at least one a day) and had 1 cup of curry sauce with some chicken. I also do IF 16/8 everyday and 2mad. I can't exercise due to mobility issues so don't see how it could be muscle or anything else.

    I feel utterly deflated, I thought I was doing so well but clearly not. I know this is a marathon not a sprint but yeah feels like a right kick in the nuts.
     
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    Adapted from a post I made in another thread;

    Bodily weight fluctuates daily. It is perfectly possible to put on or lose 2kg from day to day without anything changing. It could be that you ate a few more carbs and your body has absorbed more water or to be blunt, you haven't gone to the toilet yet... I know you said carnivore so carbs unlikely, but still, it fluctuates naturally, that said low carb diets and if you add carbs your body can absorb water again like a sponge, I often notice when I have a heavy carb or even more than nirmal for me, I will be heavier for a few days

    It's normal, so don't get discouraged!

    So, do you weigh yourself at the same time of the day on those days you do? Personally I weigh myself first thing in the morning after waking and after going to the toilet. I also use a site called weightgrapher.com because it shows the trend

    Over time is important, week on week weight will change, but watch the trend.

    Another thing is weight loss will slow. Most sites recommend a kg a week is sustainable max loss, and as you get lighter it will slow, as the body needs less calories/energy which makes sense as you are carrying less around (sorry).

    You likely get also lose faster at the beginning, it will then slower and eventually plateau. Since may until i hit my target I was a steady kg a week pretty much until I got to a certain few months in and then it slowed naturally.

    I have graphed daily at times and it's like a rollercoaster
    Have attached my 3 month view, but can assure you a week view can be as bouncy but my trend is down and that's the main thing
     

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    Could it possibly be "transit issues"?
    I'd also be rather suspect of the "curry sauce" as they can be full of noxious things unless you made it yourself which could well have assisted the water weight gain (which is likely what you are experiencing).
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to respond guys. If by transit you mean how regularly I'm going then it's greatly reduced but then that's a great thing for me going from 5+ times a day and cramping etc I'm down to once a day, still loose but not as bad and none of the urgency etc.

    The curry sauce was from a little tub of powder I got from the butchers, not brilliant but the amount I was having was roughly 5g carbs total.

    Hopefully it is just water but 5lbs plus whatever weight I may have actually lost feels like a lot. I know I shouldn't get hung up on the scales but as I need to lose a lot of weight before I can have surgery it certainly stings.
     
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