Monday, July 05, 2010

Week 281 - under 12 stone

1.4lb loss!

Not only is that a good amount to lose in a week, but highly significant for me is it takes me under 12 stone.

For those who measure purely in pounds or kilos, I know stones are an odd scale. 1 stone = 14 pounds. Don't ask me - I didn't invent it, I just grew up with it.

However, because I grew up with it, each time I cross a stone it has much larger significance than crossing, say a 10lb or even a 10kg marker.

But to have reached a point where there is an 11 in front almost makes me weep, for it puts me in the realm of the weight I was as a young man, before I started gaining.

As well as being the upper limit of the "normal" range for my height, according to the BMI charts, 11st 4lbs is the weight I have in my head as what I was around the ages of 19 to 21 years old. I am now 11st 13.6lbs.

I do not expect to get down to 11st 4lbs, but to be within the same "stone" almost makes me dizzy.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 11st 13.6lb - 167.6lbs
Body fat: 22.2%
Total Weight Loss: 107.4lbs


Sayre said...

OH, WOW! Kim, congratulations on reaching this rather significant number! You must be over the moon.

Kim Ayres said...

Sayre - thank you, yes I am :)

Anonymous said...

Hoots man! Well done, also, there is really no reason why the elusive 11.4 is not possible. I imagine you will be snickering over the thought in a few week time.

Kim Ayres said...

Thanks FMC. However, after losing over 100lbs, I have several pounds of excess skin which won't disappear, so I expect to always carry those particular extra pounds

Morgen said...

This is SO cool! And thank you for the explanation of "stones" too, as I was never exposed to them before.

The skin can be removed surgically. If you need to, and you want to, it is a great thing to do for yourself.

You've done so much for yourself by losing the weight, why not take it that extra step and lose the skin, too???

Love you, Man! You CAN do it!

Kim Ayres said...

Morgen - I think it's highly unlikely I'll have the skin removed. Quite apart from the fact that surgery always carries a risk with it, so should never be thought of lightly, there are a couple of reasons why I can't see it happening.

The first is my wife is not bothered by it and, frankly, who else would I be trying to impress?

Secondly it's creating some interesting folds and shapes and I might want to photograph it :)

Big Clyde said...

This is so cool, Kim. Very impressive.

Also, thanks for your recent comments.

C in DC said...


Kim Ayres said...

Big Clyde and C in DC - thank you :)

BrightenedBoy said...

Wow. How rewarding that must be for you.

Kim Ayres said...

How patronising that sounds... ;)