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    Diet: Healthy Eating
    Height: 5ft8in
    Start Date: 15/07/2014
    Start Weight: 13st9lb
    Current Weight: 12st9lb
    Goal Weight: 10st3lb
    Goal Date: 15/07/2015


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 29
    Current BMI: 26.9
    Goal BMI: 21.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st0lb
    Weight to Lose: 2st6lb
    % Lost 7.33%

    Just trudging along

    This isn't my first thread and I have been battling with my weight for 6 years now and last year I weighted my highest at 191 Ib and that was because I was unemployed, not going out that much and just eating junk. I have just finished my first year of university and during that time I cooked myself and I hardly had any junk food and I started working out and I was going out a lot of more than I did before and last week I went on holiday to Spain and I was very active, walking, cycling and swimming everyday. The food was 50/50 from healthy to unhealthy but still when I came back home I weighed myself today and I am 173 Ib. So from last year to now I have lost 18 pounds.

    However, I would like to lose 30 or 20 pounds by next year and I am going to do this by trying to eat healthier but by not feeling guilty about eating junk food because it isn't so bad to have some sweets or a fizzy drink now and again. This is a lifestyle change not a crash diet. I have done those and nothing great has come out of them.

    I am going to have a goal of losing 0.5ib a week and from my calculations I should lose 28ib in a year. I do know that my weight will fluctuate over the time. And life will get in the way aswell. I might get sick one week and not work out or over the holidays but I think that is realistic and not too dramatic.

    I will have three full meals a day and drink plenty of water a day. I will also workout 3 or 4 times a week.

    I have just checked my BMI and it is 26.3 and the healthy BMI is 25. So I am close and it says a healthy weight range is from 8st 10Ib to 11st 11Ib. I want to lose 5Ib before I go back to university for my second year. That is my second goal. My first goal is to lose 2Ibs. I just want to see if I can actively trying lose the weight.

    Wish my luck...
    Anything worth having doesn't come EASY!

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    To get Normal BMI (25)

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    Diet: Variation of 5:2 - 2 days at around 600-700cals, 3 days at 800-1000 and 2 days whatever
    Height: 5ft4in
    Start Date: November 2013
    Start Weight: 12st0lb
    Current Weight: 10st2lb
    Goal Weight: 8st6lb
    Goal Date: 9th October 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 28.8
    Current BMI: 24.4
    Goal BMI: 20.3


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st12lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st10lb
    % Lost 15.48%
    Best of luck - you're doing something similar to be - just trying to eat more healthily although I am counting cals at moment as want bikini body by sep 16th!!!

    Will follow your diary xx
    Summer 2013 - 12st
    March 2014 - 11st5lbs
    03/06 -
    10st6lbs (146 Pounds)
    10/06 - 10st4lbs (144 Pounds)
    17/06 - 10st3lbs (143 Pounds)
    02/07 - 10st1lbs (141 Pounds) - 2 week weigh in - Surgery - no exercise for nearly 3 weeks
    09/07 - 9st13lbs (139 Pounds)
    16/07 - 10st2lbs (142 Pounds) - New scales in the gym - on the old scales was a 1lb weight gain but need to accept the new scales!! 4 Day holiday
    23/07 - ?st?lbs (? Pounds)
    30/07 - ?st?lbs (? Pounds) - meeting up with the Man. Can't wait!! 9stone 9 would be amazing but think it's a stretch!!
    06/08 - ?st?lbs (? Pounds) - 2 months of minimins dieting - come on 1stone!!!!!!! *TARGET -> 9st6lbs*. Holiday on 7th....

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    Diet: Healthy Eating
    Height: 5ft8in
    Start Date: 15/07/2014
    Start Weight: 13st9lb
    Current Weight: 12st9lb
    Goal Weight: 10st3lb
    Goal Date: 15/07/2015


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 29
    Current BMI: 26.9
    Goal BMI: 21.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st0lb
    Weight to Lose: 2st6lb
    % Lost 7.33%
    @Blondcat - Aw, thanks for the comment, it's good to know I am not the only one just eating healthy. I tried calorie counting but it's just feels forced, if that makes sense. Good luck to getting that bikini body, you are doing so well already.

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    Day 1

    Breakfast- Brown rolls with scrabbled eggs and green tea.

    Lunch - Wholemeal crackers, mango, banana, cucumber, strawberry yogurt

    Dinner - wholemeal spaghetti, peppers, beef meat, broccoli, cranberry juice.

    No snacks.

    Exercise - I have my own workout which I kinda off stole from my friend, youtube and previous workout Dvd's. Basically, I dance for 15 minutes - do ab workouts then squats in different forms and then arm exercises. This really tones up my bum, legs, arms and abs. I worked first thing in the morning and it 54 minutes to complete.

    I have done this so many times that day 1 doesn't really have that much of an impact anymore. It's crazy. Erm having a full breakfast was great because I didn't start craving food at all and I am going to try and keep that up.

    I drank 2450ml Today and I know this because I got an app called water your body and it gives you a notification to let you know to drink water which I think is pretty cool.
    Anything worth having doesn't come EASY!

    Mini Goals
    To get Normal BMI (25)

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    Height: 1.68m
    Start Date: 7th July 2014
    Start Weight: 95.5kg
    Current Weight: 91.6kg
    Goal Weight: 66.7kg


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 34
    Current BMI: 32.6
    Goal BMI: 23.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 3.9kg
    Weight to Lose: 24.9kg
    % Lost 4.09%
    Good luck both of you!!! xx

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    Diet: Healthy Eating
    Height: 5ft8in
    Start Date: 15/07/2014
    Start Weight: 13st9lb
    Current Weight: 12st9lb
    Goal Weight: 10st3lb
    Goal Date: 15/07/2015


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 29
    Current BMI: 26.9
    Goal BMI: 21.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st0lb
    Weight to Lose: 2st6lb
    % Lost 7.33%
    @ thanks libby

    Week 2

    So Im back like a boss, lol joking.

    So I am going to put my head down in shame because after a great day 1 everything just went tits up and I started eating junk and not exercising at all. I don't really know what I did this past week except be down and sad really because I have nothing to do this summer. But these last couple of days I was feeling happier and the results were that today I will exercise and I did.

    I have eaten good today and in a way this experience has showed me that I am really going to have ups and downs with my weight loss attempts but I should never quit, quit. Like last week I worked out once and this week I aim to work workout at least twice minimum and three times as a good goal and I want to attempt to eat well and if I want to have a packet of crisps to just have it and move on because 95cals isn't going to kill me or make me morbidly obese. I just need to get out of that guilty mentality. I read in an article that people who feel guilty about slipping up and eating junk food are less likely to successfully lose weight and maintain it than those that don't feel as guilty. I think that's so true!

    I didn't weigh myself today and I am not going to weigh myself as I am thinking right now for a long time because I want to integrate this weight loss journey with my lifestyle by making it seem natural instead of waking up weighing myself, that determines my day, week whatnot and that's why I am not going to calorie count or do a diet which tells me what to eat because by now I know whats good for me and what not good for me because I have been doing this for so long. (i have no problem with people who do so but it just hasn't worked for me.)

    My plan is I am going to attempt to work out 3 to 4 times a week and on a bad/sad/busy week forcing myself to workout once a week is enough. But that is easier said that done. I want to make an effort to drink water and eat fruits. I will rate on here how I felt my diet/ food plan went like was it good,bad, alright and at the end of every week I will make a fictional estimate how much I have lost or gain in comparison to those three factors. But I will be very prudent.

    So last week I was 173 and because this week was so bad I predict that I have gained 3 pounds.

    So my fictional weight is 176Ib.

    It seems kinda weird but I don't want to weigh myself and I will probably do it later on when I see a change or I feel the urge to but I think it's important to focus of other aspects like my health and other changes like dress size and shape.
    Anything worth having doesn't come EASY!

    Mini Goals
    To get Normal BMI (25)





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