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Folks, posting this as a motivator for myself to lose weight.

Feel free to join in.

 

This morning I weighed myself and I am 82.65 kilos, with an aim to get to 75 kilos. My build is muscular/stocky, so ideally I would be around the 75 kilos for that build, hence the aim being that. I am aiming to make that weight by April.

 

I am a grazer, and wear out fridge doors before the fridge dies of old age, so that is now off limits unless I want a drink of cold water.

 

The same with the food cupboard. I like biccies way too much, so have asked Val to cut back on buying them.

 

I started today off with an hours walk, so I will aim to get back into that routine, as I eased off on it a few weeks prior to Christmas.

 

I will post my weight at least weekly, so if I do not show a loss, feel free to blow raspberries at me.

 

Good luck to me and myself.

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No raspberries from me, unless it's to provide you a healthier alternative to the biscuits :-)

 

Good luck to you and me as well, since I have a few kilos I'd like to see the last of.

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Thanks MM. Got plenty of the healthy stuff here, so it is simply my lack of willpower that is the problem.

Are you making an effort to lose those extra k's? If so, good luck to you from me and myself.

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Oh CDU my eternal battle, I am happy to join in but will only post my losses not my weight if that's ok!

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Good stuff MM. Bike is great, but not for me. I prefer walking and skipping. A leather skipping rope is great for working up a sweat, but if the user is heavy footed, it can cause knee problems. The trick is to bounce on your toes, aim for 50 skips at first, then work up. I was doing a regular 2000 about 3 years ago.

 

Ace, not a problem re disclosing your weight. Like a womans age, some things remain personal. Good luck with losing it. Have you set a target, as in amount of K's to lose?

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Well, lets start with 10kg and see how we go... Would like to lose 35kg but I think that's never going to happen, I like food too much!!!

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Well, lets start with 10kg and see how we go... Would like to lose 35kg but I think that's never going to happen, I like food too much!!!

 

Big step start Ace. You are braver than me with going for 10kg. I too like food too much, and with now being retired, it is all too easy to sit down and have a cuppa any time I want to.....and of course the habit was to have a bickie or 2 with the cuppas. My intent is to replace the cuppa tea with a glass of water and no biccies. ( Lord, give me the strength to stay away from the food cupboard). So, what is your plan? Cutting back on the food and exercising more, or just one of them? Join a weight watchers group, or buy in pre packed meals from one of those slimmers clubs?

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Get small dinner plates, entre plates are good. The plates that are around these days are way too big. I have lost 33 kilos and it was very easy lol

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Lol, going to move more, eat less! I read slimming world magazine and done well with that in the past, I can't do the buying in meals thing, not in the family budget. Will also eat fresher etc! Thing is I have biccies in for the kids, and lunch box fillers so need to keep away from those!!

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That's the way Ace. Even putting music on when at home and dancing by yourself is good. Fresher is great. When the biccies tempt me, I will now go for a carrot stick, or similar. The first few days are the worst for me. Then the hunger pains/habit gets less and less, and I do not have to detour past the fridge and larder to stop myself "just having a look" to see what is in there. even though nothing has changed since the last time I looked 5 minutes previously. :biglaugh:

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At the beginning of March I weighed in at 101kg - heaviest I've ever been (age 41, male). Basically, the result of a very sedentary lifestyle for last few years. - desk job working from home, with the added disadvantage of office being next to the kitchen. Finally decided to do something about it and set myself a target weight of 69kg. Currently at 77kg, so another 8kg to go. Weight loss through calorie control & exercise. Go on my exercise bike around 5 times a week for an hour a time, use fitbit pedometer quite a bit, keep track of things using myfitnesspal on iPhone/iPad. Gone down from XL to M in shirt size and from around 97cm to 82cm waist, which is great apart from the expense of having to throw every item of clothing away over the course of the year as they're all way too big now :cute:

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At the beginning of March I weighed in at 101kg - heaviest I've ever been (age 41, male). Basically, the result of a very sedentary lifestyle for last few years. - desk job working from home, with the added disadvantage of office being next to the kitchen. Finally decided to do something about it and set myself a target weight of 69kg. Currently at 77kg, so another 8kg to go. Weight loss through calorie control & exercise. Go on my exercise bike around 5 times a week for an hour a time, use fitbit pedometer quite a bit, keep track of things using myfitnesspal on iPhone/iPad. Gone down from XL to M in shirt size and from around 97cm to 82cm waist, which is great apart from the expense of having to throw every item of clothing away over the course of the year as they're all way too big now :cute:

 

Brilliant Cerberus. You have done great to lose that much, and to stick to your exercise regime. The cost of your new wardrobe will be offset by the amount of savings on food shopping. Did you set yourself a time target to lose it, and how did you cope over Christmas with all the temptation around? Did you have "treat" days, where you could ease of for a day and have some goodies that you had cut out, or was it cold turkey all the way?

Darn it, you are even lighter then me already. I had been thinking of aiming for 70kg, but thought I will go for the 75kg and take it from there. What stuffs me up is that we have taken up cruising, and with 3 done last year, I really do find the buffets irresistible, but I try to offset what weight I know that I will put on, by walking hard for at least and hour each day, using stairs instead of lifts, and when ashore walking as much as possible rather than using shuttle buses.

Good luck with hitting your target. I am sure that you feel much better now than you did at 101kg. :jiggy:

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Stumbling block no 1, OH is going to be away again for next few months, was hoping to go out and walk/run early mornings with the kids off... Best dust off the spin bike instead...

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I lost a lot of weight a few years ago and got my weight under control but then I developed knee troubles as I have osteo arthritis and with all the exercise I was doing to lose weight I ended up having to have a knee replacement. So my experience is that we have to take a course that will keep us thin whether we can exercise or not. Hence I had a gastric sleeve op in April this year and its been the best thing I have ever done. As the doc told me if diet worked there would only be one diet and no diet industry. Once you have yo yod and getting older the chemicals change in our brains and we are always hungry or we want to eat more. Hence CDU you like buffets and are very tempted its the body saying oh you cannot get thin you have to stay at this weight. I was at rock bottom with my weight, had seen weight specialist Dr Sandra Marks who is a specialist in Frankston and at Monash, had seen dietitians, had eaten cabbage leaves and yes I lost then back it came and more.

 

This operation changed the way I eat, actually cannot eat very much at a sitting, anyone who takes me out for a meal and pays is paying for a meal that will not be eaten. I had no problems with the op and with the restricted eating pattern. Its just changed my life and hopefully I will not need my knee replaced again and the other one is dodgy too but they are hopeful that now I can wait a while before doing anything about that one.

 

I now go swimming although have not been for 12 months as my friend had so much trouble with her foot infection. Its ok now so we will start back at Pelican Park soon.

 

Non weight bearing exercise is the best for me and I must get my bike out. I cannot sit on a trainer and spin bores me but I am able to go riding around the place. Only problem is worried that if I fall off I will damage my new knee.

 

Weight is a real problem for a lot of people and I believe its the portion sizes that are at fault, everything is tooooooooo big, bread has to have large slices, you never get just a little sandwich anymore.

 

Well I have half a sandwich when I go out now.

 

I don't even like the food I used to eat.

 

Now I eat chocolate, biscuits, sweets, all sorts of stuff I never could imagine eating when I was heavy. Its not what we are eating its "how much".

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Brilliant Cerberus. You have done great to lose that much, and to stick to your exercise regime. The cost of your new wardrobe will be offset by the amount of savings on food shopping. Did you set yourself a time target to lose it, and how did you cope over Christmas with all the temptation around? Did you have "treat" days, where you could ease of for a day and have some goodies that you had cut out, or was it cold turkey all the way?

Darn it, you are even lighter then me already. I had been thinking of aiming for 70kg, but thought I will go for the 75kg and take it from there. What stuffs me up is that we have taken up cruising, and with 3 done last year, I really do find the buffets irresistible, but I try to offset what weight I know that I will put on, by walking hard for at least and hour each day, using stairs instead of lifts, and when ashore walking as much as possible rather than using shuttle buses.

Good luck with hitting your target. I am sure that you feel much better now than you did at 101kg. :jiggy:

 

 

Just to add to the story, as I'd actually forgotten. One of the motivating factors that got me moving was from a trip to the doctors. I've had a dodgy left knee for a couple of years (think it's probably a piece of cartilage floating around) and went to the doctors to see if he'd refer me to someone with a view to having keyhole surgery, however doctor was against the idea as he said the knee wouldn't be the same after surgery and suggested losing weight to take some of the pressure of the knee. For a couple of weeks prior to doctors visit I'd also started to experience slightly odd tingling in my hands on several occasions. Doctor put this down to mild hypertension, which again was another reason to lose weight.

 

Time wise, I'd wanted to have lost the weight by now, but for various reasons, I couldn't keep to a routine and schedule for probably around 3 months do to a month long road trip and my wife being in hospital for several weeks.

 

Fastfood was completely cut out, beyond that, it was just a case of calorie counting for first couple of months.

 

Weight loss chart below

 

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Nice posts Steve and Alvie. My reality has never matched the image in my minds eye. Close, but not close enough, but this time I will make it. I have too many clothes hanging in the wardrobe that I keep promising myself that I will fit into one day. Only problem is that some of them went out of fashion a few years ago, so I just have to live long enough for those fashion eras to come around again.

 

Weigh in this morning showed 81.7 kg, so it is slowly starting to drop. Been out walking for an hour the last couple of mornings, and I was on the rope last night for 45 minutes.

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Well done CDU! I'm down 1.7 kgs this week which I'm very pleased with. I've been getting on the exercise bike for 30 minutes each morning (may as well do it before the day gets too warm) and have been planning out my meals which really helps me.

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I have found that doing things in small steps help. I used to start evening walks last December for about 20 minutes every day and now I have progressed to jogging about 15 minutes every few days. My goal is to run a 5k soon.

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Nice posts Steve and Alvie. My reality has never matched the image in my minds eye. Close, but not close enough, but this time I will make it. I have too many clothes hanging in the wardrobe that I keep promising myself that I will fit into one day. Only problem is that some of them went out of fashion a few years ago, so I just have to live long enough for those fashion eras to come around again.

 

Weigh in this morning showed 81.7 kg, so it is slowly starting to drop. Been out walking for an hour the last couple of mornings, and I was on the rope last night for 45 minutes.

Great news congratulations CDU, I know years ago when I did weight watchers they said a healthy loss was a lb a week.

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Well done CDU! I'm down 1.7 kgs this week which I'm very pleased with. I've been getting on the exercise bike for 30 minutes each morning (may as well do it before the day gets too warm) and have been planning out my meals which really helps me.

That's wonderful MM good going.

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I have found that doing things in small steps help. I used to start evening walks last December for about 20 minutes every day and now I have progressed to jogging about 15 minutes every few days. My goal is to run a 5k soon.

That's superb, I don't think I could walk 1k let alone run 5k.

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I have been a bit slack on posting in here, so here is my update. I was going OK, then hit a couple of weight loss bumps. Daughter and grandkids came, so out came the lollies and goodies, and there went the exercise. After they went I was back at it, and then the next bump was the 80kg one. Hit it and bounced, hit it and bounced, not by much at all, but just enough to stall me on it. Then, 2 days ago, I got below it, and this mornings weigh in showed 79.5kg. I know that once I get below that 80 mark, I will continue to go down, so I am on track with 4 weeks to lose 4.5kg. Not sure if I will get there, but it will be close.

Still out walking for at least an hour each day with Val, and that does not include the chats she stops for with old bank customers of hers.

Now folks, I need some help. On recipes. Who can give me some recipes for lettuce leaves. LOL. It gets a bit boring having them for brekkie, dinner and tea. At least I am well past the hunger pangs I was getting a few weeks back. And one other thing. I have halved my sugar content in my tea. Used to be 2 heaped teaspoons of it, now down to one level teaspoon of it, and limiting from about 6 cuppas a day to 3 a day.

Have a good one folks.

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I like Greek salad, tabouleh, actually not a real fan of lettuce but find that col slaw is great for filling up etc.

 

Balsamic vinegar is good instead of mayo.

 

What I have learned is its not what we eat its how much, so get smaller plate, if you eat a certain size steak eat half of it, if you have 2 spuds, have one. Denying anything is a disaster.

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I have been shockingly slack with logging on here. Travel, family things, visitors all distracting, as well as other social media things of course. I did not make the 75kg I had been hoping to get to, but got to 78kg. That upped a bit when cruising, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was only to 80kg. I was exercising each day though, with an hours hard walking each morning. At present, I am at 79kg, and about to start working on getting it down a bit more over the next couple of months. I need a reason to buy new clothes a size or two down. Well, OK, a size down. No good getting too keen.........is it?

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