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finally did 8km in less than an hour
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Well done!
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coongratulations on your weight loss. what weight were you? 50lb is a a lot
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Verbal wrote:
26 Sep 2023, 04:17
coongratulations on your weight loss. what weight were you? 50lb is a a lot
Thanks :). I'm actually embarrassed by how heavy I'd let myself get...let's just say that I had the classic moment of stepping on a scale and going "HOW much?!?" in genuine shock; I knew I needed to do something. Ideally I'd like to lose another 50 pounds if I can; I'm 56 now, so if I can lose significant weight while my metabolism's still fast enough to let me then it'll stand me in really good stead for the years to come. I'm doing it as a lifestyle change, and not a 'weight loss diet', so it's sustainable and doesn't make me miserable like I've seen diets do to so many people; I miss cheese, to be sure (I fucking LOVE cheese and I've allowed myself some this week as a reward for hitting the big 5-0), but otherwise I still get to eat all the stuff I like and drink some beer.

I already feel SO much better - I have more energy, I'm sleeping better, my overall mood has improved - that I see no reason not to just keep doing this. All I did was cut out cheese (which effectively cut out bread, too), reduce my meal sizes (I ate very healthy stuff, but was making meals that were too big), reduce my beer intake a bit (I mean let's not go crazy here :redneck:) and - crucially - cycle every day. I work from home, so on workdays I do a 6.5 km route around a local park on my lunch break and on days off I try to do 10km or more if I can, and I haven't skipped a single day since I started. I probably could lose it a bit faster if I cut out beer entirely, but I'd really miss that and I think I've still managed to lose it at a decent enough rate (this is 50 pounds lost since April when I started this way of doing things).

There's no real secret to weight loss - all you need to do is make sure that what you burn off is more than you take in - but the tricky part is setting things up so that you're still happy and able to enjoy life, rather then being a slave to a bathroom scales or whatever. In much the same way as you work to live and don't live to work, you should lose weight/get fit to live, and not vice versa; I do a bit of my grocery shopping on every day off and incorporate a longer route around that, so instead of "Shit, I have to go and exercise now" - which would make it an onerous ball-ache and feel like an imposition on my time which I'd resent - the cycling becomes just an organic part of getting stuff done in your day.
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god damn, well done dude! congrats on the first -50, and good luck with the next :beer:

cutting out the bulk of my cheese intake i think has been much more helpful than i anticipated. though cutting out 95% of my alcohol intake is still i think the biggest contributor to my ongoing deflation. i notice even when i have a couple beers at home on the weekends, it has a noticeable effect on my mood and overall habits the following day (much lazier and prone to fucking around on the computer too much), so even though i can still maintain my weight loss with that in the picture, i've mostly done away with even that and am content to just make having a drink or two a thing reserved for when i go out.

finally broke the last arbitrary barrier as of this morning and am under 150lbs, which is something i never imagined would be possible again. i haven't weighed this little since probably my total impoverishment days. genuinely thrilled that i managed to get this far. probably going to keep going a bit further since i have the steady momentum and am generally feeling great. my main concern now is that if i lose too much more, i'll be veering into the issue of clothes not fitting, but in the opposite direction to which i am historically accustomed. thankfully i can still wear my sz50 rick owens pants 'cuz they're all drawstring-waisted, but my normal size is probably down to 46 by now.

i have made a lot of lifestyle changes to facilitate this and i feel all-around much better. i guess it shows because i have had multiple friends note that my outward demeanor has changed very noticeably this year.
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i still am too fat, but my belt is to 2 to 3 slots tighter than it was in june
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i am 91kg, still just slightly in the overweight category, but still fit, run 20 miles or so a week

that beer belly just don't go away
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i've lost 25 pounds over the last 4 months, now at 210 but struggling to get below that
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id say im 70kg, but at least 2kg of fat
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zim wrote:
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i've lost 25 pounds over the last 4 months, now at 210 but struggling to get below that
i thought you were skinny
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i was

i am struggling to cut out the junk food lately again :oldryan:
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Zim is me. I’ve put back on a good 15-20 lbs these last few months and I am pissed at himself. My shirts are getting tight again :frown:
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i managed to drop to 210 but hurt my foot like 2 months ago and haven't been able to do those daily walks which was helping me with discipline. i'm back up to 222 right now.

i am eating a lot out of boredom these days
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why do we fall, bruce?

seriously though. fucks sake, guys. youre better than that
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i am 202 lbs and i got little titties and some spare tyre
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jiggle jiggle, biaaatch
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As of weighing myself this morning, I have now lost 60 pounds :)
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what were you
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Verbal wrote:
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what were you
As I've said before I'm actually embarrassed by how heavy I'd let myself become; so 'too much' is what I'll go with by way of response :p
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we are very judgemental here at the mabb, don't forget

don't let me catch you being fat AND listening to poser metal
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zim wrote:
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...listening to poser metal
*hides Winger CDs*
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OK, how about this: if/when I finally make it to my goal of losing 100 lbs, I'll share the pictures of my progress charts which will include the humiliation of showing the colossal depths of flabbitude to which I had let myself plunge. Deal?
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zim wrote:
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don't let me catch you being fat AND listening to poser metal
:gaylol:
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As of today, have now lost 66 lbs.

2/3 of the way there :)
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2/3 aint bad according to meatloaf
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2/3 aint bad according to meatloaf
I will lose 100 lbs by the dashboard light!
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still holding steady at 145 after stabilizing there back in october and i am very happy about that. first winter in probably my entire adult life where i haven't put on a whole mess of weight. registered to run a 5k in the spring to keep committed to the current lifestyle and to push to take it further :alien:
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ankle has been fucked for nearly 3 months, so no running during this period.

i have lost a bit of weight though. i weighed myself for first time in about 3 months, and was slightly under 70kg. i was about 71-73kg towards end of summer

i often eat like an idiot though. i had 4 donuts for lunch today
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although 2 weeks ago i had to wear a suit i bought 7 years ago, and it was too small
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i often eat like an idiot
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66.8kg this morning

not sure how accurate the scales is
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i lost 20 pounds over summer

i have gained 15 back

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i am a fat bastard and eating like a starving man this christmas
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stunning and brave
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i gained 1.2 pounds over christmas. i will lose it by week's end :judge:
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i believe in you

i am scared to weigh myself
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ive been weighing myself every morning for a couple of weeks now. ranging between 66.1kg-67.6kg
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i am still not weighing myself
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i was 65.9kg this morning

then my first meal of the day was a large plate of french fries
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are you complaining
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im disappointed in myself. but this is not news
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i weighed 65.05kg this morning. pretty good weight imo
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weighed myself for the first time in awhile. up to 223, i've gained 23 pounds back out of the 25 i lost during summer :homework:

i always heard it was easy to gain weight back, this is the first time i've really experienced losing and gaining back that much weight. i guess i'm glad i experienced that in a weird way, i now know just how easy it is to gain it all back.
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jawn galliano wrote:
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i weighed 65.05kg this morning. pretty good weight imo
.05? did you mean 65.5?

i was 65.6kg this morning. still have more fat to lose, but also need to build some muscle
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no i meant 65.05
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fancy scale with an extra decimal place
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what height are you? do you work out much?
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i am like 176cm, i am fairly active in that i try to walk at least 3-5 miles a day. i run a bit when weather permits. road conditions do not often favor it at this time of year however. so in those cases i am generally jamming a stationary bike.
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do you lift weights or do bodyweight exercises?
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just bodyweight :santa:
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