Author Topic: Weight Loss Discussion Thread  (Read 712113 times)

simonp

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #725 on: November 04, 2009, 09:43:29 pm »
I'm not losing weight. But I think I'm gaining muscle.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #726 on: November 11, 2009, 08:57:05 am »
Well, the plus side of being out of action with toothache and attendant issues is that I have lost 2kg since Friday (1kg since last week).  :-\
Getting there...

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #727 on: November 25, 2009, 09:41:27 am »
I dreaded stepping on the scales, cause I've been feeling lardy, and I know I've eaten more crisps, chocolate etc than might be advisable.  But, on the other hand, we've eaten pretty well, and at home, so there's more control.  And I expect Monday's toilet 'issues' may have helped.

Nonetheless, I have dropped to 96.6, which is still a way off my target for the year, but definitely the right direction, and I need to keep focussed.
Getting there...

simonp

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #728 on: November 25, 2009, 02:21:09 pm »
This morning: 73.7kg. Lowest in a month or two.  Calorie counting FTW.

Might have to up my calorie budget soon. Or at least eat enough to fully compensate for all the exercise.

David Martin

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #729 on: November 25, 2009, 04:29:35 pm »
Checking in  for the first time for a while.
85.9 this morning. Big Yay to calorie counting and ridiculous amounts of exercise. That figure will be a temporary low but should get me in good stead for a solid sub 85 by christmas.
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #730 on: December 02, 2009, 01:48:43 pm »
Back down to 96kg.  6kg down on the start, but still 1kg short of my goal and *gulp* Christmas coming up :-\

This morning, we have had patients coming in with boxes of chocolate, and a GP dropped a heap of Roses chocs on my desk.. *whimper*  Thank heavens there were so many brazil nuts among them, but it's not an easy time.

I know I've managed to lose 10kg in a year before, then plateaued for a bit before this year's loss.  I'm hoping to keep heading in the right direction, but the flesh is very weak :-[
Getting there...

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #731 on: December 02, 2009, 02:01:02 pm »
I find losing weight harder than when I gave up smoking

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #732 on: December 02, 2009, 02:03:34 pm »
I find losing weight harder than when I gave up smoking

Me too! In my case, probably because I'm best at losing weight when I stop drinking boozahol too  ::-)

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #733 on: December 02, 2009, 02:04:18 pm »
I find losing weight harder than when I gave up smoking
Me too. I found it much easier to not buy cigarettes than chocolate. Partly because you have to ask for them I think. Maybe they should have all the sweets in a cabinet behind the till? :-[
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jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #734 on: December 02, 2009, 02:22:09 pm »
The absence of nicotene & all the other sh6t in coffin nails allowed me to actually taste the stuff I am eating & some of it is reeeeealy nice,particularly the fattening things like crisps,choccy biscuits,vanilla slices,butter( no buts';it's got to be butter).In addition my preferences  have changed.I like meat less & prefer fish,pasta,fruit & nuts all of which I disliked when smoking.

fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #735 on: December 02, 2009, 02:24:19 pm »
I find losing weight harder than when I gave up smoking

Of course it's harder.
You can't all-or-nothing with food.

I appear to be aiming for 'all'
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #736 on: December 02, 2009, 02:37:05 pm »
I find losing weight harder than when I gave up smoking

Of course it's harder.
You can't all-or-nothing with food.

I appear to be aiming for 'all'


I mean harder in that the will power to avoid Nick O'teen & his confederates is easier to find than the mental discipline needed to control my diet & the quantity of it :-[ I too seem to have only two settings:starve or glutton.The latter is the default setting ::-)

simonp

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #737 on: December 02, 2009, 07:03:38 pm »
73.7kg this morning down from 76kg before I started calorie counting.  :thumbsup:

Setting is to lose 0.2kg/week.  I'll be disappeared in 7 years or so.

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #738 on: December 02, 2009, 08:11:14 pm »
73.7kg this morning down from 76kg before I started calorie counting.  :thumbsup:

Setting is to lose 0.2kg/week.  I'll be disappeared in 7 years or so.


What is your Body Fat %?

simonp

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #739 on: December 02, 2009, 08:30:35 pm »
73.7kg this morning down from 76kg before I started calorie counting.  :thumbsup:

Setting is to lose 0.2kg/week.  I'll be disappeared in 7 years or so.


What is your Body Fat %?

The scales say it is around 18%.

It was as low as 15% immediately after LEL, when I was 6kg lighter than today.

If you set 'athlete' mode then it takes 3-4% off.  That may be more realistic, I'm not sure.

I am having this checked properly on Friday as part of my fitness test - will be interesting to see how it compares.

simonp

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #740 on: December 02, 2009, 08:31:19 pm »
PS my BMI is 22.  Slightly above middle of the normal range.

simonp

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #741 on: December 08, 2009, 05:25:25 pm »
73.7kg this morning down from 76kg before I started calorie counting.  :thumbsup:

Setting is to lose 0.2kg/week.  I'll be disappeared in 7 years or so.


What is your Body Fat %?

The scales say it is around 18%.


Which is what was reported from Friday's test (calipers).

 :-\

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #742 on: December 08, 2009, 05:36:17 pm »
73.7kg this morning down from 76kg before I started calorie counting.  :thumbsup:

Setting is to lose 0.2kg/week.  I'll be disappeared in 7 years or so.


What is your Body Fat %?

The scales say it is around 18%.


Which is what was reported from Friday's test (calipers).

 :-\


Why the sad face? What do you want your BF% to be?

According to the Tanita Lying Machine, my BF is 22%. But you can see my lard - I have a wobbly gut; you must be hiding yours somewhere...

simonp

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #743 on: December 08, 2009, 06:09:49 pm »
73.7kg this morning down from 76kg before I started calorie counting.  :thumbsup:

Setting is to lose 0.2kg/week.  I'll be disappeared in 7 years or so.


What is your Body Fat %?

The scales say it is around 18%.


Which is what was reported from Friday's test (calipers).

 :-\


Why the sad face? What do you want your BF% to be?

According to the Tanita Lying Machine, my BF is 22%. But you can see my lard - I have a wobbly gut; you must be hiding yours somewhere...

Sub 15%.

Quote
The Frontal
Surface Area (FSA) is an estimation of the degree to which your body shape effects wind
resistance. The greater the calculated value the greater the wind resistance. For you this
equates to 0.42m2 which compares poorly to elite road cyclists who score 0.32m2. A key
factor in this analysis is the percentage body fat with elite males having an average value
of 11.0%, although this has been shown to increase to around 13.4% during the off
season. Your score is currently 18.0% which is higher than would be expected for a road
cyclist.

When I'm properly fit it's more like 15%.

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #744 on: December 09, 2009, 09:07:50 am »
Well, although my weight is still pretty static, as told by the scales, this last week has been very different in "feel". I'm keeping a food diary, and am using the Livestrong "My Plate" app to manage a 1.5lb per week deficit. Last week I was 88.7Kg, this week 88.0 which is pretty much bang on target.

Let's see if this is a fluke (helped by an audax last Saturday) or whether the Livestrong app really is having the desired effect.

BTW - I'm pretty sure I am doing this right, because I'm hungry much more often than before.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #745 on: December 09, 2009, 10:10:00 am »
Well, I'm down to 95.4kg - within 400g (less than a pound) of my second target.  And, while Christmas is in the way, there are three more weighing days this year.

I still feel rather flabby, but I think I can see a difference.  :)

Oh - and I just plugged the figures into an Excel spreadsheet to give me a chart.  It has a few ascents, but generally the downward trend is very strong :)
Getting there...

simonp

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #746 on: December 09, 2009, 12:15:16 pm »
I can't get below 73kg at the moment.  Bounced back up to 73.7 this morning (thought I could have a chinese takeaway and get away with it based on the calorie burn on the rowing machine, but that was wrong).

Regulator

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #747 on: December 09, 2009, 12:21:46 pm »
I've found the secret - get the 'flu I've got.  I'm down a ½ stone in a week.
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I completely agree with Reg.

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simonp

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #748 on: December 09, 2009, 12:37:08 pm »
I've found the secret - get the 'flu I've got.  I'm down a ½ stone in a week.

I'll be round in a jiffy.

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #749 on: December 09, 2009, 03:22:04 pm »
I've found the secret - get the 'flu I've got.  I'm down a ½ stone in a week.

I'll be round in a jiffy.

You've pulled Reg,you smooth talking coughing  :demon:
 ;D