Author Topic: Weight Loss Discussion Thread  (Read 788382 times)

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #800 on: January 11, 2010, 06:47:21 pm »
Only one pound loss in the week, having tried to go back onto 'full controls'  >:(

Started well enough but too much booze over the weekend, me thinks.

At least it's in the right direction, if only slightly

S
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

gordon taylor

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #801 on: January 12, 2010, 07:57:42 pm »
Anyone else on weight-loss pills? I've only skimmed the last few pages of this thread, so apologies if it has already been discussed. Perhaps I should start a new thread?

Anyway: a bloke at work has lost two stones since he's been on weight loss pills. So I've bought some Alli pills from Boots and have set off on a another weight loss journey. They work by blocking some fat absorbtion. If you eat too much fat (> 20g per meal) you get the runs, which can be fast and unpleasant, I'm told. Cost is £40 for five weeks' supply.

I'm a gimmick man - I've lost loads of weight before (4 stones +) with Weightwatchers meetings, then (again) with Weightwatchers online. It all goes back on when I take my eye off the ball for two seconds...

So far so good. I'm so scared to shit myself at work that I watch my fat intake like a hawk.

This is my thirtieth year of "doing something" about my weight.


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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #802 on: January 12, 2010, 08:22:21 pm »
If you eat too much fat (> 20g per meal) you get the runs, which can be fast and unpleasant

I wonder if that's their main route to effectivemess :)

Good luck Gordy.  I'm interested to hear how this goes.  Please keep us updated.

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Graph ?
« Reply #803 on: January 12, 2010, 08:24:23 pm »
Previously I've done graphs for the weight loss participants, but last time i became aware that perhaps it was making some people uncomfortable to have progress compared to that of others.

What's the view ? I can do it for a willing subgroup maybe.

Re: Graph ?
« Reply #804 on: January 12, 2010, 08:37:26 pm »
Previously I've done graphs for the weight loss participants, but last time i became aware that perhaps it was making some people uncomfortable to have progress compared to that of others.

What's the view ? I can do it for a willing subgroup maybe.
Count me in.

S
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

clarion

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #805 on: January 12, 2010, 10:02:39 pm »
Yeah.  It'd be another incentive.  I can see why some might not want it, but I'd be very grateful if you'd include me. :)
Getting there...

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #806 on: January 12, 2010, 10:14:14 pm »
And me :).
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

Re: Graph ?
« Reply #807 on: January 12, 2010, 10:19:59 pm »
Previously I've done graphs for the weight loss participants, but last time i became aware that perhaps it was making some people uncomfortable to have progress compared to that of others.

What's the view ? I can do it for a willing subgroup maybe.

OK with me. Is that a graph of weight / weight lost / percentage of goal achieved / something else?

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #808 on: January 12, 2010, 10:31:06 pm »
Anyone else on weight-loss pills?

I'm a gimmick man - I've lost loads of weight before (4 stones +) with Weightwatchers meetings, then (again) with Weightwatchers online. It all goes back on when I take my eye off the ball for two seconds...

I've never got on with that sort of weightloss pills. Far too undisciplined :-[. I have done well with pills from the (hugely expensive Harley St) diet Dr when I've felt flush in the past, but the diet is really strict and the pills include an appetite suppressant.  :-\
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

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Re: Graph ?
« Reply #809 on: January 12, 2010, 10:34:57 pm »
Is that a graph of weight / weight lost / percentage of goal achieved / something else?

I would think so, yes :)

Suggestions welcome.  Last time I did cumulative loss & % loss for each person, but % goal is a good one.

fboab

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #810 on: January 12, 2010, 10:46:14 pm »
Pictoral stats is good with me, however you choose to do it.
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: Graph ?
« Reply #811 on: January 13, 2010, 07:24:00 am »
Previously I've done graphs for the weight loss participants, but last time i became aware that perhaps it was making some people uncomfortable to have progress compared to that of others.

What's the view ? I can do it for a willing subgroup maybe.
Yes please, would you include me - that would be great. Thanks.

Oaky

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #812 on: January 13, 2010, 09:06:46 am »
Ditto --- if you're producing graphs it saves me doing it myself :)
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hulver

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #813 on: January 13, 2010, 09:54:25 am »
Feeling of Deja Vu here. I think I'm at the same point now that I was this time last year. With the same goal.

Every single kg I took off last year I put back on again before the end of the year.  >:(

Really quite annoyed with myself. No excuses this time.

I've started using the food diary on Livestrong, so I can be honest with myself exactly how much I'm eating.

I will do it. I will lose weight and make it up those hills.

Edit to say: I don't mind if I'm graphed. I'm doing it myself anyway, and it's always good to be on top.

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #814 on: January 13, 2010, 08:26:12 pm »
Count me in on the graphs as well.   This week is a disaster going the wrong way again  :-[

Geoff
Only those that dare to go too far, know how far they can go.   T S Elliot

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #815 on: January 13, 2010, 08:34:06 pm »
My graph -----------------------------------------------------------------  ;D

hulver

  • I am a mole and I live in a hole.
Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #816 on: January 14, 2010, 10:22:48 pm »
Just measured my waist. 48 inches.  :o

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #817 on: January 15, 2010, 08:45:10 pm »
Just to keep us all on the straight and narrow(ish):

Quote
A floor collapsed beneath a group of about 20 members of Weight Watchers as they gathered to compare how many pounds they had shed over Christmas.

Floor collapses at Weight Watchers meeting - Times Online

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #818 on: January 15, 2010, 09:53:16 pm »
Something wrong with that quote. The lost pounds are gone. They were comparing the pounds they hadn't lost

border-rider

Re: Graph ?
« Reply #819 on: January 16, 2010, 09:06:04 pm »
Previously I've done graphs for the weight loss participants, but last time i became aware that perhaps it was making some people uncomfortable to have progress compared to that of others.

What's the view ? I can do it for a willing subgroup maybe.

Ok, I'm going to start this

I remember last time that it was a real PITA wading through all the tables each week to see who'd posted what.

This time I'm going to ask anyone interested to PM me their update each week. 

border-rider

Re: Graph ?
« Reply #820 on: January 16, 2010, 11:01:13 pm »

simonp

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Re: Graph ?
« Reply #821 on: January 17, 2010, 04:44:35 pm »
Previously I've done graphs for the weight loss participants, but last time i became aware that perhaps it was making some people uncomfortable to have progress compared to that of others.

What's the view ? I can do it for a willing subgroup maybe.

Ok, I'm going to start this

I remember last time that it was a real PITA wading through all the tables each week to see who'd posted what.

This time I'm going to ask anyone interested to PM me their update each week. 

Sounds like a job for a script.  Can't be all that hard.  I might look into it if I have a spare moment.

border-rider

Re: Graph ?
« Reply #822 on: January 17, 2010, 04:47:40 pm »
That would be good

For now it's OK as not many people are in, and having to PM me will at least filter out the non-committed ;)

simonp

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Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #823 on: January 19, 2010, 01:23:21 am »
I've started writing the script, will probably take a few days as I don't have that much time to spare atm.

It'll take an url to a yacf page and attempt to output CSV with username then weights in date order on the same row.  Very limited error checking obviously.

Next level(s) of automation would be to automatically work through all the pages of the weight reports thread, filter in (or out) users who are in (or out), generate a graph automagically using gnuplot, and even upload it to teh web automatically.  Most of which will probably never happen. :)

Re: Weight Loss Discussion Thread
« Reply #824 on: January 19, 2010, 06:38:05 am »
Thanks for the graphs,  Pointed out that I am the only one gaining weight.  :-[ :-[ :-[

I real kick I T A  which is what I need if I am not to follow last years example.

Thank you very much

Geoff
Only those that dare to go too far, know how far they can go.   T S Elliot