Author Topic: Weight Loss Discussion Thread  (Read 636446 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6800 on: September 10, 2018, 09:27:35 pm »
More muscle, less visceral fat.

All good.

crowriver

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6801 on: September 12, 2018, 10:14:30 am »
Still plodding away on the 5:2. No repeat of the water fasting as yet, can't quite face it...

Weight is going in the right direction, but slower than I'd like. However if it keeps up this progress I could be back where I was in late May/early June within a short space of time. Getting below 78kg is the barrier at the moment: haven't managed that all year. If I can achieve that then there's a chance I might make my target weight by the year end. We shall see.

I have a daily exercise regime so I'm definitely feeling fitter than I was a. month ago. Will keep that up too.
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py

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6802 on: September 12, 2018, 10:27:00 am »
Back off holidays with ~2Kg extra in weight. Back on the bike commuting in addition to trying to finish out the Zwift academy before the 30th September deadline. Diet has cleaned back up after a bit of indulgence away.

hellymedic

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6803 on: September 12, 2018, 03:10:13 pm »
I have little idea what my weight is.

I am still wearing my Size 12 trousers, which are snug on the bum and very roomy on the tum.

My belly is well below my hip bones when I lie flat.

I think that's OK.

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6804 on: September 13, 2018, 06:51:58 pm »
I thought I'd look at the beginning of this thread to see what I was saying back then.
Oo look, there are links to all the tracker threads. I wonder what I was like on the first one, 2008?

 :-[ trying to lose weight and lighter than I am now. Oh well.
And I've been doing so well this year.

So I have reduced my target to the weight I was back then (and don't have any real expectation of getting down to my then target).
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

hellymedic

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6805 on: September 13, 2018, 07:12:58 pm »
In 2008, I was around 70kg and didn't bother weighing myself. My weight and size were pretty steady.
In 2009, I went to France and picked up a croissant habit.
At the end of 2011, I had a fall and my partner complained about my weight.
I started 2012 at 74kg and finished it much lighter losing a bit more weight over the next couple of years.

I've stopped bothering now. I'd guess my weight is around 65kg, which is still significantly less than 2008.

Wowbagger

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6806 on: September 24, 2018, 06:51:01 pm »
When I was in the doctor's surgery a week or two ago I noticed a notice (!) about a weight loss clinic. I made an appointment with a nurse last week and I have been put in touch with an organisation called "ACE Lifestyle", who run the weight management programme. The council are paying for me to see a personal health trainer and also for 12 weeks' membership of "Slimming World". I have booked an appointment to see the trainer on Wednesday next week for an hour, and he will give me a voucher to spend on 12 weeks' membership of SW. I have discovered that there is a group that meets each Thursday evening at the school I taught at between 1981 and 1986, so I can indulge in a little nostalgia as well.

I have no idea where councils get the budgets to finance this sort of stuff. It can't be cheap. SW is a little over £4 a week for old buggers, so that is £50 straight away, and the 1:1 sessions must be very much more expensive. I don't know how many of them I will be entitled to but the woman I spoke to today said that people very often do both for quite some time. The trainer sessions will be approximately monthly.
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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6807 on: September 24, 2018, 06:58:45 pm »
I have no idea where councils get the budgets to finance this sort of stuff. It can't be cheap. SW is a little over £4 a week for old buggers, so that is £50 straight away, and the 1:1 sessions must be very much more expensive. I don't know how many of them I will be entitled to but the woman I spoke to today said that people very often do both for quite some time. The trainer sessions will be approximately monthly.

The idea is that £x00 spent now could save the NHS £x000+ in the future.

Plus they wouldn't be paying list price for everything as a reduced bulk contract would have been negotiated.

Actual funding for it just means the Government accruing a bit more debt, and then not accruing as much debt n+ years in the future.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6808 on: September 24, 2018, 09:28:34 pm »
I have no idea where councils get the budgets to finance this sort of stuff. It can't be cheap. SW is a little over £4 a week for old buggers, so that is £50 straight away, and the 1:1 sessions must be very much more expensive. I don't know how many of them I will be entitled to but the woman I spoke to today said that people very often do both for quite some time. The trainer sessions will be approximately monthly.

The idea is that £x00 spent now could save the NHS £x000+ in the future.

Plus they wouldn't be paying list price for everything as a reduced bulk contract would have been negotiated.

Actual funding for it just means the Government accruing a bit more debt, and then not accruing as much debt n+ years in the future.

Well, yes, that makes sense in normal circumstances, but we know this government doesn't think like that - see education cuts passim. In these times of austerity, everything that can't be nailed down is cut to the bone. I have a suspicion that it's money for tory councils and the rest can bugger off. However, we are straying dangerously close to POBI here so I'll stop at this point.
Basses lower the tone.

citoyen

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6809 on: September 25, 2018, 10:17:56 am »
Really need to get started with my weight loss.

Same here. Can't carry on as I have been doing, I feel really unfit and unhealthy...

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Still up at 96kg after injury setbacks and days off gone due to parenting during the summer holidays. I'll be back on the bike from September and running again late September.

Still aiming for under 80kg by April 2019.

253 days until London Marathon which is 36 weeks, so 18kg at 0.5kg/week but hoping to push that to 0.6kg/week if I can to get down to under 75kg.

I weighed myself this morning at 81kg, which isn't as bad as I thought - was expecting it to be >85kg. However, biggest problem is not my weight but my waistline - having been down to 75cm a few years ago, it's now heading towards three figures. This is not good. Mostly booze-related, I expect.

It's good to have a fixed target. Mine is PBP. Target is to get to "race weight" (~70kg) by the end of August - ie lose 11kg over the next 11 months. Should be achievable but will take a lot more self-discipline than I have been capable of over the last couple of years.


Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6810 on: October 05, 2018, 08:34:27 am »
A year of doing hardly anything, not monitoring anything, drinking a little bit, working too hard. Gained 7kg. Jeans still say 30", but proper trousers say 32". Need to sort it out.

simonp

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6811 on: October 05, 2018, 11:26:37 am »
A year of doing hardly anything, not monitoring anything, drinking a little bit, working too hard. Gained 7kg. Jeans still say 30", but proper trousers say 32". Need to sort it out.

You've done it before, far more successfully than most.

On Wednesday someone asked me if I'd stopped training due to the weight gain. Bah.

I'd like to point out that we won 14 rowing races in our crew this year.  >:(

Do need to shift a bit of flab, though. I was injured for 4 months, starting about 12 months ago, and missed the whole autumn and some of the winter training season. Touch-wood, I'll be good this time, and can shift a bit of the flab.

34" jeans are very loose on me, but doubt I could do 32" now.

Real measurement is 36".  :o

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6812 on: October 05, 2018, 11:36:09 am »
There's a few of us with a busy winter training/fat loss schedule ahead  ::-).

I did a 2x5x30s HIIT session on the turbo this morning and was depressed to see I was doing 80W less on the efforts than I was in February. Sigh...

simonp

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6813 on: October 05, 2018, 12:11:44 pm »
I prefer the comment I had just now "rowing has changed your body shape".

I suspect it has, but sadly there is still extra flab.

hellymedic

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6814 on: October 05, 2018, 12:32:34 pm »
A year of doing nothing.
Have not weighed myself for months.
Have not measured myself for months.
Still in Size 12 trousers.
Hip bones and ribs are still WAY above my tummy when I lie on a flat surface.
Posterior hips are very well-padded.

Suspect my weight is pretty steady.
Don't think I have much visceral fat, which is 'healthy'.
Allegedly.

Apathetic, of Edgware.

Pedal Castro

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6815 on: October 11, 2018, 08:09:32 am »
A measurement at hospital recently gave me 21.5% body fat. Not as bad as I expected, even better it enables me to work out how much I need to lose to get to 10%. So here starts another diet, I have found the only diet that works for me is counting calories in and out, otherwise I snack terribly. So far 11 days in and an average 1000 kcal/day deficit has resulted in 1.5kg loss, as usual bang on target. Just need to keep this up for anothet4 months to get to racing wright...

Wowbagger

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6816 on: October 11, 2018, 02:17:18 pm »
Tonight will be my second weigh-in since joining Slimming World last week. I think I have been sticking to the guidelines since Monday - but I had a weekend's celebrating my brother's 50th wedding anniversary last weekend so that has probably put the kybosh on any weight loss.
Basses lower the tone.

Wowbagger

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6817 on: October 11, 2018, 10:29:56 pm »
7lb 8oz registered as my weight loss for the week.

Last week, without thinking about it, I got onto the scales in my shoes and fleece. Today, I took them off. That, I guess, accounts for about 50% of the weight I lost. Still, a good week.
Basses lower the tone.

hellymedic

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6818 on: October 11, 2018, 11:05:23 pm »
Excellent, Wowbagger!

This rate is obviously not sustainable and it's possible you might even record a gain next week.

Make friends with a tape measure or belt to sustain your morale...

Wowbagger

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6819 on: October 12, 2018, 12:24:39 am »
Indeed it's not, but the incredible thing about this regime is the vast range of foods of which one is permitted to consume unlimited amounts. So if I feel hungry, I just go and raid the fridge or the fruit bowl. Lean meat is allowed in unlimited quantities. I think our Waitrose ham bill is likely to be rising...
Basses lower the tone.

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #6820 on: October 12, 2018, 10:48:38 am »
I'm avoiding chocolate and eating carrots instead. I'm also trying to consciously avoid eating through boredom. Other than that, I've not made much of a change - I'm hoping that will be enough to allow me to drop a few kg and still build my ftp.
I've lost about a kilo in a month, but my scales are strange in that they read to the tenth of a kg, but they don't seem to actually measure that - I've never seen a move of 0.1kg. The fat and water measurements also seem to vary wildly while the weight remains the same - consecutive days can see the same weight, but 18% fat to 22.5% fat (same time of day and stuff). Both of these things are irritating me!