Author Topic: Weight Loss Discussion Thread  (Read 847718 times)


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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #7125 on: October 20, 2020, 03:07:34 pm »
Losing weight on little/no exercise is easier than you think!

it's easier to tolerate being 'a bit hungry' and you don't get catastrophic 'bonk'.

Make sure food is out of sight and out of reach between meals.

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #7126 on: October 24, 2020, 10:34:54 am »
I decided - again - that something must be done. I was talking to my Aussie daughter about this and she, who works in health policy, suggested an online programme called Noom* as it has, apparently, had a lot of good results.
How's that going?
Considering something along those lines and Noom is one of those on the short list.

It's OK, it you can stomach the USAnian-ness of it.

Since early July I've lost about 1 st 10lb.
Congrats on the weight loss.
Despite the success, your opinion of Noom didn't appeal, I've signed up to give Second Nature a try.
I can do the weight loss without help, once I've determined to, it's the long term sustainability that I've not mastered.  I've achieved my ideal weight three times in the last decade, but never maintained it for a year. 



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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #7127 on: October 24, 2020, 02:45:47 pm »
IMHO sustainability is a matter of habit.

I lost about 15kg in 2012-13 and have kept at least half of this off up to now.

I'm not exercising at all because I can't and what applies well for me might not necessarily work for those on the move.

I think the interval between feeds is critical. Unless you are exercising intensely, you do NOT need to eat more ofter than every 4 hours; if you can extend this gap, even better.

When you do eat, make sure the portion sizes are small to medium, with modest carbohydrate portions.

Keep food out of sight & reach between meals. Have meals sitting down, in company, using proper cutlery & crockery.


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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #7128 on: October 24, 2020, 08:27:18 pm »
Second Nature stresses the importance of building good habits. That's mostly what it's about - we all know what we should be eating, it's getting into the habit of doing it..
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #7129 on: November 19, 2020, 08:12:24 am »
9 kilos lighter since buying the turbo trainer in March. Not a big eater/drinker anyway.
Sic transit and all that..


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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #7130 on: November 25, 2020, 11:39:46 am »
WFH seems to take up a lot of time, not all of it productive. I'm eating fewer sweets, chocolate and crisps, having generally more balanced meals. However I'm hardly cycling at the moment, and not much walking either. I have lost about 5kg since I hit peak weight in May during the first lockdown, but only because I've been doing 5:2 intermittent fasting. Otherwise I'd be even more whale-like than currently.

Something of a contrast to seven years ago, when I managed to lose about 13kg within a year. I was riding quite a few audaxes, and generally more active. I think age is a factor too though - seems to be getting harder to shed the kilos as each year passes...
Embrace your inner Fred.

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #7131 on: November 25, 2020, 12:01:46 pm »

At the angiologist today, he asks my height and weight and I tell him, adding "BMI's a bit higher than it should be", he says "nah, it's fine, you're thin". I say " ??? ?", he says "yeah, slightly overweight is thin these days".

During a telephone consultation, my GP says that I have to lose weight, stating that according
to the BMI stats she has, I should be no more that 72kg (I am 5' 7'' and weigh 78kg). I replied
that the BMI stats have been called into question and that I haven't been 72 kg since my late

Even at my fighting weight (2003-2009) I was between 73 and 76 kg. I told her that I was
fairly muscled (and as body-conscious as a teenage girl). She replied that I shouldn't worry and
that if I was happy with my weight then it's ok.

[Edit: After hip replacement operations in 2012 and 2018 I had to inject myself with a blood-thinning agent called Fragmin. Its effect on me was that I lost my appetite. Each time I was using it I lost close to 7lbs.]