(Closed) Looking for a weight loss buddy! I'm UK so will be in stones and lb!

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Dawn1234: I would love to be your weightloss buddy!

 

I am 5’4 and 10 stone 2.8lbs right now. I lost 6lb in the last month, so that’s nice.

I am American, so I typically use pounds to decribe weight, but I understand the stone conversion so I can easily discuss it in terms of stone & lbs.

I have no pics of myself right now, but I’d be happy to post some as soon as I get my camera charged. I look like a cellulite mess right now. My diet for the past 3 years as been literally disgusting and I have lived off of only processed fatty foods. I feel terrible about it.

In the last week I recieved a new meal replacment in the mail called RAW Meal from Garden of Life. It’s an organic meal replacement and it’s awesome. The taste is pretty funky, but I just guzzle it as fast as possible and I feel full for hours and have a lot of energy.

My problem is that I don’t know how to cook, like at all. I grew up with a single dad who only ever took us out to eat. We neverrr ate at home. It’s no wonder I’m not healthy. I’m also on a medication called Accutane (or Roaccutane in Europe) that increases my cholesterol, so it’s really important that I improve my diet so that I can continue to take this medication. I also plan to do 4 hours of cardio a week, and some weight training for the arms, abs, and legs.

My goal weight is 8 stone 8lbs. And I figure that by my wedding I will be right around 9 stone 4lbs.

I don’t think your pics look too bad at all! What is your goal weight? What are some of your struggles etc..?

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Dawn1234:  It’s funny that you say my weight doesn’t sound too bad, because I thought the same about yours lol πŸ™‚ at 5’6, you are only 9lbs more than me, so I’d say we are on almost the exact same weight loss journey when you consider the height to weight difference.

I think this is a really good idea for us, and I hope we both really do stick with updating on a regular basis, because I really thrive when I have somebody who helps keep me accountable and just listens and shares. My Fiance has gained 25lbs in the last 2-3 months and he really doesn’t seem to care. I wish we could both lean on each other to do the right thing, but it’s hard when he doesn’t feel the pressure like I do.

I can really relate to eating whatever you want without even really thinking about. For a long time I literally denied that any amount of eating could make me gain weight. I avoided scales and went about my “merry way” eating whatever I wanted. I was so wrong, because when I finally weighed in about a year ago I was just 1lbs under 11 stone. I have struggled for a year with fad diets and basically starved myself, but this time I am so dedicated that I don’t even feel hungry. It’s sort of wierd. Before this, I could have probably eaten 4,000 in a day and not thought anything of it. Living off of fast food will do that to you..

I haven’t weighed under 9 stone since I was a Freshman in high school, and now I am going to be a Senior in college next semester. So it’s been 6-7 years since I’ve felt good at all about myself. Wow, that’s hard to think about.

I think it would be great to do weekly weigh-in’s. I also think we should update each other as often as we feel we want to, but at least a couple times a week so that we can keep each other on track. If we faulter, we should be able to tell each other and start fresh the next day. I think that’s key, because usually what happens is that I will splurge on a huge meal and never tell anybody and then just end the diet because I feel like I ruined everything anyway. I don’t want to do that again!

I also agree with monthly photo updates, but if you’d like, you can share them as often as you feel like it. I will definitely be uplifting but honest with you. At this point, there is of course room for improvement in both of us, but I genuinely do not think we are all that far from feeling great and looking the way we want. A few months and some lifestyle changes should fix us right up πŸ™‚

These are 2 photos I just took today, I’m not sure why the date stamp is messed up though. Also, ignore the mis-matched socks haha (I’m known for this). And frizzy hair lol. Also, I apologize for basically showing you half my ass. It’s so big at this point I don’t really have any swim bottoms or underwear that fully cover. Yikes lol. Also, I agree with how bad it is to see yourself from the side. Jeez, I’m not happy about that at all πŸ™

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Dawn1234: Yay for stone and lbs lol. Good luck!

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Hello!

Fellow UK bee here. I am currently 140lbs 5’3 (I have a feeling some of it is due to my strength training though!)

After taking a hiatus for a few weeks to sort my undergrad dissertation out, I’m looking to get to 115lbs. Already back at the gym, and kicking ass haha. We can be buddies πŸ™‚ (though I’m not good at using stones, sorry!)

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

@Dawn1234:  You’ve already taken the first step on this journey. Already doing more than a lot of people! 

Post # 13
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693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

May I join? πŸ˜€

 

I’m in NYC… 5’9″ and juuuuuust under 200 lbs last time I checked. Long story short, this current weight spike is the result of an underactive thyroid. No matter how well I was eating and how much I worked out (I trained for a half marathon, for goodness sake!), the scale just kept going up and my clothes kept getting tighter. I started on meds six weeks ago to get my levels stabilized, and now I’m working on getting my weight back down. 

I love how I look at 165 or so, but I’ve found it’s much, much easier for me to maintain around 175. So I will be happy in either range. 

I’ll share pics this evening when I get home! 

Post # 15
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693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Dawn1234:  Thank you! I’m excited to get this show on the road. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Dawn1234:  Aww, thank you! But you are right, I think we all have a “sweet spot” when it comes to weight, and I have found that mine is right around 9 stone, or just under. Luckily, since I have been on this RAW Meal stuff, I feel a LOT better in general. I have so much more energy and I don’t feel bloated. And, Too Much Information, but I usually am a bit contipated, and since I’ve been taking this stuff I have been getting so much better in that regard because there is so much fiber in it.

Luckily I just talked my Fiance into getting some RAW vanilla (I take chocolate) so maybe he will lose some weight too. Lol I feel like I’m a commerical for the stuff, but seriously, I really love it and I’ve tried other meal replacements that I’ve hated. If you think you could stand the taste of chocolate or vanilla with a spout-like after taste, then I totally recommend it.

If you have any easy recipes for a beginner cook, throw them my way! Because I have no idea what I am doing in the kitchen, and my doctor said I can’t exclusively live on the RAW meal (I totally would have if he told me I could lol).

And I totally understand how work can bog you down, that’s a very valid reason to update less frequently. I also will have much more free time soon because I currently work 30 hours a week and go to school full-time. But dang, 70 hours has to be brutal! What do you do?

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