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Bouncy Castle
S: 19st4lb C: 12st5.5lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 30.7 Loss: 6st12.5lb(35.74%)
In the first two weeks you should avoid strenuous exercise, and while on SS you should not really gdo anything strenuous that your body wasn't used to before you started. So if you were doing that kind of thing before, then after week 2, go for it. But if you weren't - don't. If you weren't doing exercise before then a gradual increase in activity is a good idea - increasing length walks etc - but nothing sudden or strenuous.

Lots of people have found that in weeks where they've done more exercise than their body is used to, they've had lower losses, gains, and or STS.

What happens is similar to when you asked about having two shakes to lose weight faster. On ss you're on 450-500 kcals / day, assuming your normal activity levels, your body can cope with that. If you suddenly start making big demands of those calories to fuel exercise, the body won't have enough left over. although fat burning in ketosis keeps us alive, our bodies (especially our brains) do need some calories from actual food (the packs). If it doesn't get all those easily accessible calories from the packs, because they're suddenly being burned up by exercise, it will start shutting down non essential functions such as hair growth.

Basically, the absolute fastest you can lose weight is by SS-ing. An average of 3.5-4lbs a week, if you are a woman. That's about as fast as people lose it after a gastric band, and about as fast as test subjects in clinical trials where they were given no calories at all. If you are 100% on SS and drinking between 2.25-4 litres of plain water a day, you are doing all you can.
Thank you for your reply spangles. It really helped Me. I am just thinking of many ways as my wedding is 5 months away and i have 5-6 stones to loose. Sooo stressed!


Bouncy Castle
S: 19st4lb C: 12st5.5lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 30.7 Loss: 6st12.5lb(35.74%)
Right, chill. Planning a wedding is stressful enough without putting that kind of pressure on yourself. There is a good chance you'll be at goal by your wedding, but it will not be the end of the world if, after sticking to SS 100% and therefore doing everything you could do, you are a little bit short.

I have been to many weddings, I read scores of wedding magazines in preparation for my own, and I have *never* seen a bride who wasn't entirely beautiful. Whatever weight. And the fact is that if you do stick to this you will be about 5 stone lighter. That'll be a huge difference! Everyone will think you look amazingly thin, even if you're not at goal.

What are you going to do over xmas?
Reading that was very motivating. :)

I will be sticking 100% over christmas and busy shopping for the big day.

I just had a look at your losses. You have done exceptionally well. What was your start weight if you dont mind me asking?

I am at 15.7


Bouncy Castle
S: 19st4lb C: 12st5.5lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 30.7 Loss: 6st12.5lb(35.74%)
I was 19st 4 when I started, and I need to get to 11st 4, which will take me safely under BMI 30 so I can have IVF.

I'm also SS-ing through xmas. It can be done, it's the safest bet, and it's definitely the quickest way!


Feeling Motivated
S: 13st2lb C: 12st6lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 29.9 Loss: 0st10lb(5.43%)
It probably won't speed up losses but will improve your fitness :)