Cool 17 day trend – 3 pounds lost ~TJ112


In a previous post – there was a slight weight rise noted – everyone has to remember – it is not possible to lose weight each day – on the average yes the trend may be down but day to day there may be a rise. It is possible to record a variation of 6 pounds or more.

Imagine a big meal and a few glasses of water. The measured number increases.
Likewise a long exercise session when its hot and your measured weight will be reduced.

So your real weight is really an impossible thing to measure. I have deduced over a long period of time that you either measure once a week or month and hope the trend is good and the 7 days of change add up or you measure daily and let some clever maths find your real “weight” for you.

Take this story below for example.

Weigh yourself after going to the bathroom in the morning then eat all day – then drink lots of extra fluid, then before going to the the bathroom weigh yourself again – 4 – 6 pounds/2 to 3 kg difference with ease. So big numbers, even if the scales show them,  are different to “real” change especially if it is body fat and not water or muscle mass.


Looking forward to being overweight ~TJ44

I hear you cry:


What sort of insanity is this?

What sort of woman are you?

How can you let the sisterhood down?

Where did your social conditioning go wrong?

Don’t you have body image issues?

I can imagine all these things and more being said in response to this title.

However, like all things, being overweight is relative, and in my case it is relative to being clinically obese.

BMI chart from

Category BMI range 
Very severely underweight less than 15
Severely underweight from 15.0 to 16.0
Underweight from 16.0 to 18.5
Normal (healthy weight) from 18.5 to 25
Overweight from 25 to 30
Obese Class I (Moderately obese) from 30 to 35
Obese Class II (Severely obese) from 35 to 40
Obese Class III (Very severely obese) over 40

When I started on my weight loss journey with Slimming World I weighed in at 18 stone 11.5 pounds my BMI was 45.2 – so obese that they don’t bother putting it on the charts.

On Friday 10th August I weighed in at  14 stone 4.62 pounds, my BMI is now 34.3 so I am in Class I – moderately obese.

So now it becomes clearer why I am looking forward to being overweight, for me and many others this is a good thing, it means I’m losing weight and approaching that small normal band of 8.5 to 10.5 stone. Quite a way to go still to even get to the outer reaches of that universe – four stone, but I have lost four stone 7.5 pounds – and kept it off and I WILL lose the rest.

Think about it,  four stone is 56 pounds – that is just about a pound a week – well within reach and a safe rate to lose at, I would rather lose at 2 lb a week and get this done in time for Easter (mmm easter eggs), but I don’t want flappy skin, wrinkles, or any of the other side effects of sudden and dramatic weight loss. Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare!