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OMG I did it.....i got to goal

S: 15st13lb C: 12st8lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 29.3 Loss: 3st5lb(21.08%)
#1
Woke up this morning and the scales read 10 stones:bliss: I can hardly believe it.
For those of you that don't know i lost the majority of my weight using a vlcd but came off half a stone from target, i have been messing around losing and gaining the same few pounds since september but really got my backside in gear and started cc and tracking everything i ate and voila! Those stubborn pounds have finally melted away!

So where to go from here, well i know that i now need to tinker around with my calories until i find a good maintenance level but the devil inside me is pushing me to lose another half a stone.
 
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Aoife

Silver Member
S: 15st0lb C: 12st11.5lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 31.8 Loss: 2st2.5lb(14.52%)
#3
Congrats, must be a brilliant feeling.
 

IrishMum

A little of everything!
S: 12st13lb C: 11st0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 28.2 Loss: 1st13lb(14.92%)
#6
Well done!!! Can I ask- did you go by online advice as to what cals to take in, or did you tinker around yourself til you hit on 'your' number?
I've just under a stone to lose to get to goal after a vlcd and am trying to get my head in gear to do it! LOL!
 

*gold.emerald*

dancing queen ;)
S: 17st11lb C: 11st13lb G: 11st3lb BMI: 26.2 Loss: 5st12lb(32.93%)
#7
absolutely fantastic!!! So happy for you...CONGRATULATIONS!!! xx
 
S: 17st7lb C: 12st5lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 27.9 Loss: 5st2lb(29.39%)
#8
well done hun, its such a great feeling. i got to goal on mon and now thinking maybe lose a little more. lol. we're never happy are we.

x x
 
S: 15st13lb C: 12st8lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 29.3 Loss: 3st5lb(21.08%)
#10
Well done!!! Can I ask- did you go by online advice as to what cals to take in, or did you tinker around yourself til you hit on 'your' number?
I've just under a stone to lose to get to goal after a vlcd and am trying to get my head in gear to do it! LOL!
Hiya:), i worked up the Cambridge diet plans first by going on the 1000cal step, then the 1200 cal step, i didn't quite follow the 1500cal step recommended by cambridge (ie, their own meal replacement and diet plan) but still kept within a 1500 cal range most of the time. But my weight didn't budge for quite a while....then i got a bit disheartened and kept overeating and then undereating to compensate (not recommended btw;)).
I finally made a commitment to myself to lose the last of the weight and stuck rigidly to a 1500 cal a day diet. It worked, i also upped the exercise a bit. So i would suggest tinkering around with the calories until you find an amount that you are comfortable with.
I was in no rush to lose the remaining weight so 1500 was perfect for me, i don't think i could have gone much lower tbh.

Good luck in finding what works for you:)
 
S: 15st13lb C: 12st8lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 29.3 Loss: 3st5lb(21.08%)
#11
well done hun, its such a great feeling. i got to goal on mon and now thinking maybe lose a little more. lol. we're never happy are we.

x x
Well done to you too hun, it's an amazing feeling isn't it? You look great in your picture.
You are right, we are never happy but that's a womans prerogative right;)
 

BREN

is going to loose!
S: 83kg C: 80.8kg G: 72kg BMI: 27.9 Loss: 2.2kg(2.68%)
#14
Absolutely fabulous! Well done and now just keep on doing what you are doing. It's a lifestyle really isn't it.

And inspiring to hear about success and knowing it's out there. Thanks.

Bren
X
 

IrishMum

A little of everything!
S: 12st13lb C: 11st0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 28.2 Loss: 1st13lb(14.92%)
#15
I finally made a commitment to myself to lose the last of the weight and stuck rigidly to a 1500 cal a day diet. It worked, i also upped the exercise a bit. So i would suggest tinkering around with the calories until you find an amount that you are comfortable with.
Thanks for that. I was under a gp's/dietitian care before I did the vlcd and was on a 1500cal a day 'diet' but wasn't shifting a single lb- and I was weighing/counting every single bite that went into my mouth! It was VERY frustrating. And I was completely full all the time due to good food choices? But then I had a history of undereating, then overeating so my metabolism was probably shot?
I think I'll do the 1500cal a day thing too, but do a week or two at 1300cals first? I'm a bit scared to jump straight to 1500 at the minute? I reckon I'm averaging 1000cals at the minute, but my weight is all over the place so I need to get my head together and get back on track?
Thanks again.:D
 

sa89

Full Member
S: 15st10lb C: 15st10lb G: 12st2lb BMI: 35.5 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#17
Well done! Inspirational :) Shows that it IS possible to lose the weight! You must be feeling great :D
 


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