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Start Date: 15/03/2012
Start Weight: 16st9lb
Current Weight: 16st9lb
Goal Weight: 11st0lb
Goal Date: 2012 sometime!
Weight to Lose: 5st9lb
% Lost 0%
i feel sorry for her but at the same time she's had excellent opportunities and has lost the weight b4 so she only has herself to blame. you would think that after all that hard work she'd do everything in her power 2 stop the weight coming back!! Easier said than done though isnt it, as i'm sure many of us know!! xx
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Diet: Weight Watcher's
Start Date: 05/05/2010
Start Weight: 15st10lb
Current Weight: 12st9lb
Goal Weight: 10st7lb
Start BMI: 35.5
Current BMI: 28.6
Goal BMI: 23.7
Total Weight Loss: 3st1lb
Weight to Lose: 2st2lb
% Lost 19.55%
I feel so very sorry for her,she was doing so well,bless her.
I really, really feel for that girl. I think it must be hard for any young people who have to care for their parents, and if she's the one who has to do some/all of the cooking, then it's going to be really hard for her to stick to a healthy eating plan. Hell, I'm twice her age and have a lot of support from my husband and I *still* find it hard to summon up the enthusiasm to cook healthy meals every day.
She has my every sympathy. She acknowledges that it's up to her what food she eats, but also that she has a problem. I hope someone somewhere can offer her the support she needs.
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- Fit into size 18 jeans from last year - Done!!
- Get under 10 stone
- Fit into a size 16 - Done!
- Fit into a size 14
- Fit into a size 12
- Get BMI below 30
- Get BMI below 25
- Be able to run for 20 minutes
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What I find hard to understand is why was nothing done earlier to help this child (which is what she is, and certainly was two years ago). It's all well and good intervening when she's 15 and 33 stone, but what about when she was 12 and 20 stone, or when she was 9 and 15 stone(I'm just guessing weights here people, all I know is 33st doesn't happen overnight). More needs to be done for these kids before it gets too late, which (and I'm sorry if I offend anyone) 33st is far too late. I mean, thank God I (touch wood) have managed to do something about my weight before it got anywhere near that high, but surely after being that overweight, and certainly at that age, it must be near on impossible to ever have a truely normal healthy body, or relationship with food ever again.
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What is more worrying really is the fact that this loss and gain took place in the space of just two years. So either she was taught very little about self management of her weight while at camp, and just restricted in her intake while she was there, or she hasn't been given access to proper support to maintain, which is, after all, the real battle.
Unfortunately, this is a growing epidemic. The NHS do not have the resources to stand over someone for 24 hours a day and push them into weight loss, and everyone has trials in their lives outside of their weight that they have to deal with. Even with support, at some point, we have to take responsibility for ourselves and acknowledge that we do this to ourselves and we are the ones with the power to keep control over it. We can be given the tools to do that, but once we have them, we need to be able to use them unsupervised or we will end up just back where we started.
I feel for her, and I know how easy it is to fall back into old ways, but in the timescale we are talking about it is unlikely that any effort at all was made to maintain once she came home. They can't have taught her nothing in the time she was there, surely?
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Diet: Weight Watchers.
Start Date: 01/09/2011
Start Weight: 15st5lb
Current Weight: 12st7.5lb
Goal Weight: 11st6lb
Goal Date: 01/11/2012
Total Weight Loss: 2st11.5lb
Weight to Lose: 1st1.5lb
% Lost 18.37%
That's so sad.
Although I can see how it would happen. You can't just send someone to lose weight and have personal trainers/meals made specifically for them and expect them to be able to do it themselves after so much help when they leave, expecially someone so young.
I guess it just demonstrates again that losing weight and keeping it off are two separate things; to keep it off you have to make permanent changes in how you eat, forever.
I think people have to be ready to acknowledge that before they can achieve it. It's so terribly difficult when you're locked into a cycle of relying on certain foods to get you through the stresses of life, to face the frightening truth that you have to change forever. It's incredibly daunting. I really feel for the girl. I hope somewhere along the line she gets the help and support she needs to make permanent change.
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sorry i no its off the topic but just looked at your chart and can i just say you have done fab hun i wish u could be like you x
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Aww that's so sweet thank you. I'm nothing special though, just doing my best.
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Diet: Slimming World
Start Date: 14/04/2010
Start Weight: 19st10lb
Current Weight: 12st13lb
Goal Weight: 10st0lb
Start BMI: 47.4
Current BMI: 31.1
Goal BMI: 24
Total Weight Loss: 6st11lb
Weight to Lose: 2st13lb
% Lost 34.42%
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I didn't see the TV show - did it explain anything about what she did at the camp?
I don't see age as a defence in this case. If she was ten and had gone through this, then fine, but she's 17. I was living alone at 16, and lots of my friends at the same age were staying in student accommodation, cooking their own meals, etc.
I feel for her having to be a carer at that age, and I can't imagine what she's going through mentally. She definitely needs support, but she also needs to realise that in the long term she has to equip herself to manage food herself.
This is so sad! I actually watched her being interviewed on GMTV and she said that there was no way she could go back to eating that much again, it would make her sick Here it is YouTube - Britain's fattest teen
I just watched the interview. Her real dad died when she was young. I am sure that had an impact.
Why GMTV tortured her with food I shall never know.
She had done really well up until that point. It is a real shame. But I know I am a lot heavier than what I was before I lost a few stone last year. So, I can see how it happens. She needs a mindset change like I needed. Poor girl. I feel for her x
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Think its really sad poor girl she must be under a lot of stress
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