Weight Loss Update – 9th March 2016

I’ve lost 7lbs in 6 weeks of Weight Watchers which isn’t bad (especially considering that includes 3lb I put back on around my “time of the month” then had to lose again the following week, so really I’ve “lost” 10 πŸ˜‰), but I wanted to have lost more by now.

I’m 4.5lbs away from my 5% goal and if I hit that within the next 5 weeks I’ll get another set of 12 WW vouchers via the NHS.

I’ve still got 28.5lb (2 stone/13kg) that I MUST lose before I could have my fertility treatment, but I actually want to lose 35.5 to be properly under the threshold (threshold is BMI of 29, i’m aiming for 27). I want to lose the weight by the end of June, 35lb in 16 weeks is a challenge but I’m determined!!

Sidebar: I know the healthy weight is BMI under 25 (and above 18) and at 27 I’ll still be “overweight”; but I think I’d look like a stick insect at the weight I’d be with a BMI of 25 or under. I feel like I’m too old (at 33) to be so skinny.  Does anyone else think they’d look bad at a lower BMI??


5 thoughts on “Weight Loss Update – 9th March 2016

  1. I actually agree on this! I am currently trying to get my BMI below the 30 mark so I can be referred back to ACS but the thought of going down to 25 actually scares me. When I look at the weight I would need to be for that to happen, I haven’t been that since I was 17 (I am now 29) and that was only because I didnt work full time and could go to the gym three or four times a week, for hours on end. I couldnt maintain that kind of commitment now


    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one!

      BMI doesn’t take into account muscle, differing bone density, or fat distribution. I think body fat % and waist-to-height ratio are probably much better indicators of health risk related to weight.

      Also when you look at “overweight” people according to BMI they don’t generally look “fat” to me. I think skinniness suits teenagers/early-20s best. Things start to sag as you get older to I think you need a little fat to make up for declining collagen and not look wrinkly or haggard!

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      1. Yes you are totally right!
        My BMI is 33 and that puts me into the obese section, now at a size 14 I know I am not skinny but I would never have classed myself as obese! And seeeing that word related to yourself really affects your confidence.
        I know a few people in their early 30s who are too slim and have that haggard look. They definitely need some fat around their face to help keep them youthful looking!


  2. Great job on the weight loss πŸ™‚ What worked for me was the Noom app. I lost nearly 30 lbs. over several months. As BMI, I always think women look better with some curves!

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