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Weight loss/healthy eating/exercise

66Mustang
66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,038 Disability Gamechanger
If anyone is trying to lose weight or just be more healthy with eating or physical activity this is the place to discuss it!! :)

I have been trying to lose weight for 5 weeks now. Lost 12 pounds. I am very happy.

Apologies if this thread is a trigger for anyone. I assume the title is enough that people won't click on it if it's a trigger but apologies if not.
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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,665 Disability Gamechanger
    This is my 5th week @66Mustang I'm very tempted to give in to something nice.  But I'm not going to. 1 because I want my blood sugers to have a massive improvement on next bloods. 2 because I want to do this.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,287 Disability Gamechanger
    I was weighed at the doctors not long ago and had to might utter surprise lost 12lbs in 12 months, no diet no nothing so was well chuffed, I don't weigh myself at home as our daughter had serious anorexia when she was 16-20 and we almost lost her.
    2024 The year of the general election...the time for change is coming 💡

  • paries1
    paries1 Community member Posts: 380 Pioneering
    edited July 2023
    66Mustang said:
    If anyone is trying to lose weight or just be more healthy with eating or physical activity this is the place to discuss it!! :)

    I have been trying to lose weight for 5 weeks now. Lost 12 pounds. I am very happy.

    Apologies if this thread is a trigger for anyone. I assume the title is enough that people won't click on it if it's a trigger but apologies if not.
    I’m currently 5 stones overweight coz of my binge eating 
  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 15,203 Disability Gamechanger
    Well done to all who are loosing weight. Great achievement for you.
  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 5,874 Disability Gamechanger

    @66Mustang
    Thanks for starting this thread, and I apologise if I caused upset to anyone on the other thread speaking about me trying to loose weight. 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,665 Disability Gamechanger
    @Lou67 you havnt upset anyone just thought be a good idea for everyone trying hard like our selves to get support too. 
  • life
    life Community member Posts: 527 Pioneering
    Good work on losing the 12 pounds @66Mustang and also to everyone else on here who are achieving their goals.

    I've been doing weight lifting for a week or so now. Just started walking recently too. 4 mile and a bit each day.

    I'm just over 16 stone trying to get down to 14. One step at a time though 😁👍
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,038 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks all for the comments, and support. :) 

    @life this is maybe a stupid question...does weight lifting make you lose weight? I thought people did it to build muscle and get stronger? I never thought of it as a way to lose weight but maybe that was a silly thing to think :D 
  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 5,874 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2023
    Morning all I’m just off my walk soon.

    @Sandy_123
    Thanks Sandy I was probably just overthinking lol 

    @life
    Well done that’s great.
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry @Lou67 I should of worded it better and said we should start a thread. 
    @life its hard work but you can do it. I find I'm lacking in motivation  to go walks every day. It would help me build up. A dog would be handy or someone to go with.
  • life
    life Community member Posts: 527 Pioneering
    @66Mustang lol I guess you can lose weight doing like squats and leg exercises but I do it for strength and muscle gain. Bench press, shoulder, biceps that kinda stuff. I'm hoping the walks will build muscle on my legs because I never liked leg day 😂
  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 5,874 Disability Gamechanger

    @Sandy_123
    Thank you but I can be sensitive and overthink 🤯😂
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,038 Disability Gamechanger
    @life ha ha my legs are the one area where I do have a bit of muscle and not pure fat because I walk so much :D 

    @Sandy_123 a dog helps a lot, as sometimes you don't want to go but you have to, then when you are out you are glad you went
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,665 Disability Gamechanger
    I might ask a neighbour if I can  walk there's just hope it don't run off
  • life
    life Community member Posts: 527 Pioneering
    Thanks @Lou67 and @Sandy_123 👍👍

    So I guess I will build muscle while walking. Can't go wrong with walking to lose weight, get fit and healthy. Great benefits 👍
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Walking is good we have a nature reserve near by but I wouldn't go alone. Swimming is great too.
  • WelshBlue
    WelshBlue Community member Posts: 703 Pioneering
    Good luck to everyone trying to lose weight.

    My wife struggles and her diet is extremely healthy compared to mine.  Salads, fruit ... all the good stuff Plus she gets her 10,000 steps in but still struggles to 'maintain' 

    Years of medication for kidney disease (nephrotic syndrome) haven't helped.  Steroids, transplant tablets etc 

    There's so many medications that can make weight loss difficult, especially the anti-depressants

    I wish I could walk more but for heart more than weight.  I actually did go for one the other night down the park ... and ended up flat on my face after getting taken out by 2 Dachshunds.  My wife was too busy peeing herself to help.  Along with the other 20 or so witnesses.  Street cred' totally gone


  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,665 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2023
    Oh no @WelshBlue

    I've been weighed and in 2 weeks I've lost 4kg  :D I think In pounds it's 8. Something I could be wrong
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,038 Disability Gamechanger
    @Sandy_123

    "Two and a quarter pounds of jam
    weighs about a kilo-gram"

    So yeah not far off!!!!
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,665 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2023
    It feels good still got a bit to go in total from 1st  weigh-in months ago will be 6. Something kg

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