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Jan 28th '17, 08:31 AM  
gazsven
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Struggling to lose weight

Hi all, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure in 2012 and since then I have lost 3 stone on and off. I go to the gym twice a week do 3-4 5k walks a week and do hit training and swimming once a week, I have been following joe wicks (lean in 15) since August I stopped drinking alcohol after Christmas but for the last 4 weeks I have remained at 17st 8lb and am really getting fed I feel I should be losing weight especially when my bin is saying I should be around 12-13 stone. Any advice would be grateful.
 
Jan 28th '17, 16:14 PM  
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I don't put much faith in the whole BMI ratings. I've got a friend who has lost 5+ stone, is in size 10 clothes, and according to her BMI she is still overweight, I actually think it said she was obese.
It all depends how you feel. If you feel comfortable, then stay as you are.
From what you're saying you do a lot of exercise so I would imagine that you've lost a lot of inches? With the amount you do you will have toned up most of your body so at least some of those numbers on the scales will be muscle.

If you do want to lose more though, have you tried changing your foods around? Usually if you eat the same things your body stops working so hard to process them, and your losses can trail off.


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Jan 29th '17, 01:57 AM  
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Thanks Sarah , yes lost lots of inches but think the scales should show this, but like you said I feel comfortable . But hate it the scales don't show it.
 
Jan 29th '17, 02:04 AM  
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The scales won't show it if you're going exercise too.
Personally I would go off how you feel. If you are comfortable with how you feel, then don't try to lose more.
I seriously ignore the whole BMI. Thing, but that's because I know it tells someone I know that she's overweight when she's seriously not!


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Jan 29th '17, 02:27 AM  
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Thanks Sarah , made me feel a whole lot better . Thanks 👍🏻👍🏻
 
Jan 29th '17, 02:27 AM  
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Bmi is bull crap. It says I should be 11st 😂😂😂👍🏻
 
Jan 29th '17, 08:56 AM  
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Try not to let it get you down. It sounds like you're doing a fantastic job!
 
Jan 29th '17, 15:09 PM  
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Hi Gazsven

I can relate. I'm on Metformin, blood pressure pills, stuff to slow be down, statins, blood thinners, had Dynorod though the arteries (angioplasty) stents in the heart, but apart from that I'm fine.

What has done the most good however is the weight loss since I started Slimming World last October. Weight stats under my avatar but in inch terms thats from a 42" waist to a 38", and now contemplating buying a pair of 36".

Exercise wise I did a gym heart re-hab course, but hated it. Then I saw the light and bought a bike, and never looked back. Sorry, that's the wrong term. Obviously I do look back when on the bike.

IMHO Exercise is not the be all and end all for weight loss. Exercise is about fitness. Just look at a rugby player.
There was a slimming documentary on the telly a couple of weeks back where this bloke did a 30 min workout, sweat pouring off him, yet he burnt up a mere 130 calories. On a road bike you burn off one Jelly Baby per 5 miles.
That's not a lot if you've just scoffed the whole packet.

I reckon weight loss is 20% exercise and 80% what you eat. (a guess)
For a diet you must do the one that suits YOU.

HTH and good luck.
Paul G

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Jan 30th '17, 07:17 AM  
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Choose a proper diet plan

I have been diabetic for 8 years. A friend of mine recommended that I do something about it or risk dying an early death, so I researched natural ways to beat diabetes and found 7 Steps to Health. I monitor my blood glucose levels very closely and was completely amazed that within 1 month of starting on the 7 Steps to Health, my blood sugar levels stabilized between 120 to 125 without any insulin at all! This far exceeded my expectation.
 
 
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