New start - 7 stone aim!!

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  1. Rakas

    Rakas Member

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    Hi..

    My name is nathan and my aim is to lose just over 7 stone in weight (87lb) by the end of the year, in order to this i will need to lose aproximately 12lb per month, a hard feat to achieve, but not impossible.

    I plan to do this, by adopting a healthy eating regime and also adopting a rigerous exercise regime, to do this i will every few days post on this forum what i have eaten and what i have done at the gym.

    I have been struggling with my weight for the past two years, up until i was 17, i was actually underweight for my height (6 foot 4), however in the past four years i have balooned out due to lack of exercise and a poor diet.

    Starting Weight: 18.11 stone (254lb)

    Goal Weight: 11.9 stone (167lb)

    Target Loss: 7.2 stone (87lb)
     
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  3. MissHelenLouise

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    Hi Nathan, welcome and good luck :wavey:

    Helen x
     
  4. Cinta

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    Welcome Nathan & good luck with losing your weight! :D

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    hi, and welcome, it looks like you have a plan and good luck with your journey, 12lb a month is quite a bit so dont get all caught up in numbers,
    have a look at others stats to get some inspiration and keep posting
    it might be good for you to buddy up with someone
    :)
     
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    hi and welcome, good luck on your weight loss journey.
     
  7. nomad80

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    Hi Nathan, good luck with your goals. I'm also adopting a complete lifestyle change and although it can be challenging, I just have to remember how it felt after I'd eaten a takeaway followed by chocolate and that makes me realise I'm on the right path. I agree that you should take note of your measurements too because that can be really motivating and comforting if for any reason you don't lose your target amount of weight - losing inches is pretty cool, too.
     
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    Hi Nathan, good luck with your weight loss :)
     
  9. Mrs Z

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    Completely agree!

    Some weeks I only lost 1-2lb after sticking to it 100% but finding out the inches were melting away made up for it.
     
  10. Instant_Karma

    Instant_Karma Lardy Lady

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    Hi Nathan,

    Good luck with the weight loss & let us know how it goes with the exercise, I'm doing a very similar routine :).

    For your height though, isn't a goal of 11.9 bordering on underweight? It's 19.5 on the BMI scale and even 12.7 stones is only 21.
    Don't lose too much :p
     
  11. KookieDoh

    KookieDoh Ugly duckling going Swan.

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    I suppose i just want to restore my former glory, so it probably is a bit excessive, and also i have more muscle now, so i would be happy to reach 13 stone, though more importantly, lose the tyre.

    In regards to my health plan, i hav'nt managed to go to the gym this week yet, though i will be going both tommorow and sunday, and i am also limiting myself to 2000 calories a day, 500 for each of my three meals, and another 500 allowed for snacks.

    What is the healthy BMI range??
     
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    A healthy BMI range is 18.5-25 I believe. But do whatever suits you. Personally I set an initial target (of just a healthy BMI,) but I plan to review it once I get there and probably lower it until I'm comfortable.

    You could set an "initial" target like I did (say, 13 stone, as you mentioned,) and then see how you feel when you get there and review it/lower it according to how you feel. I found setting an initial target more managable, too. But totally up to you.

    Best of luck with the weightloss.
     
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    Welcome and good luck with your goals :)
     
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    Hi and welcome. Pleased you have joined us

    Irene xx
     
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    Hi all..

    Will be weighing myself tommorow and expect to of lost a few pounds, though nothing much.

    Been to the gym twice this week which is on par with previous weeks, so need to up the amount of times i go, previous weeks have been 2,2,0,2,0,0,2 so that definitely need upping to at least four, have also upped my routine..

    190lb leg presses - 200 of them
    120lb ab crunches - 200 of them
    100lb latteral pulls 200 of them
    5000metres on rower at level 10
     
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    Well done.

    Good luck for the weigh-in
     
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    Went to the gym yesterday and am aching, so a good workout, i am also going to go tommorow.

    Forgot about the weigh-in, but will do that tommorow and postthe results.

    Also decided that i am cutting out bread, should save an average of about 500 calories a day.
     
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    I have weighed myself today, and i am 18 stone, 11 pounds, which means to reach my target weight of 11 stone, 13 pounds, i must lose 6 stone, 12 pounds, and i am aiming for 10 pounds per month, which will mean i reach my target weight hopefully early next year.
     
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    Weighed on June 1st and was 18'8, so a loss of 3lb.

    Have hit some monetry issues, so i have had to cancel my gym membership, however ave taken to walking more often so i am hopeful of a loss during June.
     
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    Hi Nathan. Just came across your post. Hope the first few days is going well and that you are finding things OK. Just wanted to say good luck. I have just under 6 stone to lose so I am wishing you all the best and hoping we are both successful! x
     
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