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??

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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

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    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!

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  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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