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    Height: 6ft1in
    Start Date: 17/1/14
    Start Weight: 27st4lb
    Current Weight: 22st1lb
    Goal Weight: 16st0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 50.4
    Current BMI: 40.8
    Goal BMI: 29.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 5st3lb
    Weight to Lose: 6st1lb
    % Lost 19.11%

    Newbie with 10 stone + to lose

    Just joined the site today as a way to record my weight loss journey and also see what others have done and achieved as advice and motivation.


    This time last week I weighed 27st4 with a bmi of 51. Last Thursday I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea with a AHI of 104. The thought of sleeping attached to a machine for the rest of my life, the fact the treatment should make me feel a lot more energetic and the fact my son has just turned 2 and will be wanting me to play football etc with him very soon mean there has been no better time in my life to lose the weight I have been overweight since I was about 10, now at 33 I am bigger than ever.


    Im not sure exactly how much weight I want to lose, I'm 6ft1 and fairly broad so my initial target is to lose 10 stone. Looking at the charts this would still leave me classed as obese so from there I will probably want to lose some more but for now 17st4 is my target.


    So a week on from my diagnosis, I have been eating only healthy foods since then, snacking on fruit and drinking water and cranberry juice and am down to 26st3 already. 15 pounds in a week. I know I'm not going to lose that amount every week but it's a good start from a motivation point of view.


    As as I'm not really following a particular diet plan but still losing weight I'm not sure what to do? Just continue as I am until the weight loss slows or stops? Or try and get onto one of the recognised plans?


    anyway, if you've read this far without falling asleep, hi, looks like a great site and hopefully I'll have a success story to share at some point

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    Diet: Slimming World
    Height: 5ft8in
    Start Date: 25.10.14
    Start Weight: 16st6.5lb
    Current Weight: 16st6.5lb
    Goal Weight: 10st0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 35
    Current BMI: 35
    Goal BMI: 21.3


    Statistics:
    Weight to Lose: 6st6.5lb
    % Lost 0%
    Hello,
    Great start already! The theory behind losing weight we all know deep down... eat less high fat/calorie foods and exercise more. The fact is, it is actually very hard work and requires a lot of determination and dedication. You've done extremely well so far and eating healthily like that will pay off but will take time, as all the diets on here do. If you feel like starting on one of the diets on here, have a read of all the different forums and success stories before you choose. Personally, I have done Slimming World, Weight Watchers and Dukan. All of which have helped me to lose weight but Dukan is the only one which I have managed to stick to and lose the greatest amount with. I am one of these people who need a food list of the things I can or can't eat. If, like SW and WW, I am allowed a little bit of a treat now and then, a little turns into a lot because I haven't got the will power to stop myself, I'm better not having any at all.
    Anyway, good luck on your weight loss journey. Whichever route you choose, use this site for inspiration, recipes and moral support. There are loads of people on here in the same situation, tackling the same problems. Keep at it and good luck!

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    Diet: Calorie Counting and regular exercise
    Height: 5ft11in
    Start Date: 6th January 2014
    Start Weight: 14st9.5lb
    Current Weight: 12st4.5lb
    Goal Weight: 12st7lb
    Goal Date: 7th April 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 28.7
    Current BMI: 24.1
    Goal BMI: 24.4


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st5lb
    Weight to Lose: -0st2.5lb
    % Lost 16.06%
    Hi Ben, hope it's going ok! (isn't Ben like the, bestest name?!)
    Set yourself some mini targets along the way to your 10 stones. I.e. 10% of your starting weight which would put you at 24st 11lbs. Then another ten off that. Perhaps go to the supermarket and try and hold the amount of weight you've lost so far.
    2 quick tips from me - drink at least 2 litres of water a day, 4.5 pints. Also, if you're trying to have 5 a day, try and balance it as 1 fruit/ 4 vegetables. If you do prefer to have fruit, steer clear of pears and bananas.
    Keep us updated!
    Ben

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    Diet: Slimming World Online
    Height: 5ft1in
    Start Date: January 25th 2014
    Start Weight: 13st3.0lb
    Current Weight: 12st9lb
    Goal Weight: 9st4.0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 35
    Current BMI: 33.4
    Goal BMI: 24.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st8lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st5lb
    % Lost 4.32%
    Welcome Ben! Wow you've done great on your lose so far, especially without a diet plan. Sometime changing the little things can make a massive difference.

    Like said above, water is a MUST for the day. I also drink lemon and water as it's meant to help(Apparently), but also water can get boring drinking that much all day ever day, and swapped my tea for green tea. Sugar for sweetners etc.

    I wish you the best of luck
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    Week 5 - : -1¼lb
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    Week 7 -: -2lb
    Week 8-: - 1½lb


    Total: 8lb lossed

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    Height: 6ft1in
    Start Date: 17/1/14
    Start Weight: 27st4lb
    Current Weight: 22st1lb
    Goal Weight: 16st0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 50.4
    Current BMI: 40.8
    Goal BMI: 29.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 5st3lb
    Weight to Lose: 6st1lb
    % Lost 19.11%
    Yeah water is the only drink that I do drink. Never been a fan of tea or coffee, it was always fizzy pop that I would want to drink but I'm not really missing it at the moment.

    Shame about the pears and bananas as they're my two favourite fruits. Although I have been eating them and losing weight so they must be better than the chocolate bars I used to eat lol. Something to think about if the weight loss stops happening tho.

    Thanks for all the advice and support :-)
    45% of my way to goal

    week 1 - 16lbs (26st2)
    week 2 - 4lbs (25st12)
    week 3 - 6lbs (25st6)
    week 4 - 5lbs (25st1)
    week 5 - 2lbs (24st13)
    week 6 - 5lbs (24st8)
    week 7 - 6lbs (24st2)
    week 8 - 5lbs (23st11)
    week 9 - sts (23st11)
    week 10 - sts (23st11)
    week 11 - no scales to check
    week 12 - 7lbs (23st4)
    week 13 - 5lbs (22st13)
    week 14 - 3lbs (22st10)
    week 15 - 3lbs (22st7)
    week 16 - 2lbs (22st5)
    week 17 - 2lbs (22st3)
    week 18 - sts (22st3)
    Week 19 - 2lbs (22st1)
    Week 20 - sts (22st1)
    week 21 - sts (22st1)
    week 22 - sts (22st1)
    week 23 - ...

    Goals

    lose 25kg ( a bag of cement ) DONE
    lose 50kg ( a second bag of cement ) 33.1 down 16.9 to go
    Get under 150kg so my digital scales don't say error when I step on them. DONE
    Get under 300lbs.
    Get under 20 stone.
    Get a bmi under 40.
    Get a bmi under 35.
    Get a bmi under 30.
    Get off my CPAP machine.
    be able to do a pull up.
    run 3 miles.
    buy some clothes from a normal shop.
    amaze someone with my weight loss or have someone not recognise me.

    challenges

    50lb summer challenge 57/50 DONE

    total weight loss 73/158 lbs

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    Diet: Slimming World
    Height: 6ft1in
    Start Date: 6/1/14
    Start Weight: 26st2.5lb
    Current Weight: 19st1.0lb
    Goal Weight: 15st0lb
    Goal Date: 20/12/14


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 48.3
    Current BMI: 35.2
    Goal BMI: 27.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 7st1.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st1lb
    % Lost 27.15%
    Hi Ben Im new too and got 11 stone target to hit so well impressed with your loss I lost 12.5 in my 1st week so well done mate! I feel for the kids situation my son is 5 and moans at me to go out and I feel so bad so Im finally doing something about it and 3 weeks in Im 21.5lb lighter its worth it in the end.

    Again well done on ya journey so far and keep it up fella be proud of yourself that your doing it

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    Height: 6ft1in
    Start Date: 17/1/14
    Start Weight: 27st4lb
    Current Weight: 22st1lb
    Goal Weight: 16st0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 50.4
    Current BMI: 40.8
    Goal BMI: 29.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 5st3lb
    Weight to Lose: 6st1lb
    % Lost 19.11%
    Hi Buzzy, cheers for the kind words.

    For some strange reason it's really motivating to see someone else who's also a man, same height as me, with a very similar start weight and goal weight.

    What plan/method are you using for your weight loss? I'll go have a look see if you have a weight loss diary type thread now before I ask any more questions. It would be great to follow your journey as you follow mine.... Might even end up a bit of 'healthy' competition
    45% of my way to goal

    week 1 - 16lbs (26st2)
    week 2 - 4lbs (25st12)
    week 3 - 6lbs (25st6)
    week 4 - 5lbs (25st1)
    week 5 - 2lbs (24st13)
    week 6 - 5lbs (24st8)
    week 7 - 6lbs (24st2)
    week 8 - 5lbs (23st11)
    week 9 - sts (23st11)
    week 10 - sts (23st11)
    week 11 - no scales to check
    week 12 - 7lbs (23st4)
    week 13 - 5lbs (22st13)
    week 14 - 3lbs (22st10)
    week 15 - 3lbs (22st7)
    week 16 - 2lbs (22st5)
    week 17 - 2lbs (22st3)
    week 18 - sts (22st3)
    Week 19 - 2lbs (22st1)
    Week 20 - sts (22st1)
    week 21 - sts (22st1)
    week 22 - sts (22st1)
    week 23 - ...

    Goals

    lose 25kg ( a bag of cement ) DONE
    lose 50kg ( a second bag of cement ) 33.1 down 16.9 to go
    Get under 150kg so my digital scales don't say error when I step on them. DONE
    Get under 300lbs.
    Get under 20 stone.
    Get a bmi under 40.
    Get a bmi under 35.
    Get a bmi under 30.
    Get off my CPAP machine.
    be able to do a pull up.
    run 3 miles.
    buy some clothes from a normal shop.
    amaze someone with my weight loss or have someone not recognise me.

    challenges

    50lb summer challenge 57/50 DONE

    total weight loss 73/158 lbs

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    Diet: Slimming World
    Height: 6ft1in
    Start Date: 6/1/14
    Start Weight: 26st2.5lb
    Current Weight: 19st1.0lb
    Goal Weight: 15st0lb
    Goal Date: 20/12/14


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 48.3
    Current BMI: 35.2
    Goal BMI: 27.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 7st1.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st1lb
    % Lost 27.15%
    Im still yet to start a diary lol but Im on slimming world as I really enjoy my food and its the closest to full on food as I can get tbh but yh Im gonna start my diary I think

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    Height: 5ft8in
    Start Date: 01/01/2014
    Start Weight: 14st10lb
    Current Weight: 13st11lb
    Goal Weight: 10st10lb
    Goal Date: 31/07/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 31.3
    Current BMI: 29.3
    Goal BMI: 22.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st13lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st1lb
    % Lost 6.31%
    Good Luck
    Thats amazing... 15 pounds in one week!!!





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