3 Stone

I have lost 3 stone 🙂

Or if you are not British, and so do not know about our bizarre system for weighing people, I have lost 42 pounds :-).  If you are metric, I have lost 19.05 Kg.

The British use stones for weighing people.  Stones are an Imperial form of measurement and were originally used for weighing agricultural produce for trading purposes.  We no longer weigh agricultural produce in stones, just people.  1 stone is 14 pounds.

That was a significant milestone for me and I am delighted I made it.  My next milestone is 50 pounds.  I would like to lose that by Christmas.

So how much does 3 stone weigh.  Or rather, what else weighs 3 stone so you can understand how much I have lost.

A newborn Calf

An average 5 year old boy

A bushel of apples (?)

19 litres of water.

No wonder moving around is easier !

I feel really pleased with myself.  I was just disappointed to discover the WW consultant, Lisa, who I really liked, has had to leave.  She was always very encouraging and she would have been really pleased.  So I wish her luck with what she does next, and will continue on my weight loss journey without her cheerful smile and words of encouragement on a Monday evening.

What did I eat today?  Who cares.  I just lost 3 stone.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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14 Responses to 3 Stone

  1. apeandangel says:

    Three stone??? Zoe, that is AMAZING! Absolutely fantastic achievement, and with fab food, too! x

    • I know, I can hardly believe it. I think I still eat so much but then I, and every Nutritionist I have ever met ( I have met loads), believe that not all calories are equal and I think I am a living experiment and proof of that. 1,500 calories of white crap a day such as toast and cakes would not make me feel good and I may lose weight if I ate within my daily allowance but it would be a struggle. But when I eat real, natural, healthy food, I often go over my daily points/calorie allowance as I eat a lot of nuts and seeds and cheese, but I lose weight. Thanks for the support x

  2. gini smith says:

    Well done, Zoe – that is amazing. Keep posting these great blogs and keep up the good work. Gx

  3. Lucy Murphy says:

    Well done – that’s fantastic. Keep going. xxxxx

    • Thank you. I think I am becoming a healthy eater. I told myself I could have a bar of my favourite Lindt licquer chocolate when I got to the 3 stone mark. But on the way home from WW I decided I didn’t want it!!! Can you believe it – I actually did not want a bar of Lindt?

  4. Therese says:

    Congratulations on reaching 3 stone.

  5. Abi Ellson says:

    Well done Zozo, look forward to giving you a congratulatory hug on Saturday xx

  6. Laura Stavro says:

    HURRAY Zoe! YOU DID IT. I can’t wait for you to celebrate your new lifestyle change at 50 lbs.

    Zoe, I am just so proud of you. Yes, moving around must be easier and your organs inside are saying “thank you and I love you for doing this for me.”

    Brougham, Ontario, Canada

  7. Lisa Moss says:

    Zoe -well done!!!! I am so pleased you made it to the three stone mark. I am sad to have left ww too, but my family has tocome first as I am sure you will understand. I will keep popping on your blog though to see how you are doing!!
    I like your next target too – make sure you get your certificate when you get there

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