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Education The weight loss thread

Discussion in 'General' started by mansueto, 25 Feb 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

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    Finally broke free of the plateau, just in time to stop the red weighted moving average popping above the target line.

    Looks like my caloric deficit is dropping - might have to go from a 1,800 calorie target to a 1,600 calorie target, see what that does to the graph.
     
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    How are you measuring from fit bit?
     
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    End of the second month:

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    Actual trend continues to track below the target, despite some plateau-style activity towards the end of the month. Back at work tomorrow, which will hopefully mean more of those yellow diamonds that mean I picked up the weights for a bit.

    Still, if this continues I'll be at my target weight by September.
     
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    Your link doesn't work @Gareth Halfacree "Your session has timed out or has been ended.
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    Shouldn't have been a link, should have been a pasted image. Let me try again...
     
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    Officially two stone lighter now. Despite a noticeable uptick after we'd gone for a glamping weekend and I decided to spend the Sunday eating whatever the chuff I wanted...
     
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    Improvement for me

    07/ 04 86.3Kg 27.5% fat
    11/07 81.3Kg 24.9%fat

    so 5Kg lost of which apparently is 1.3Kg of muscle (11lb loss and 2.9lb muscle loss) so another just over 1.3Kg or 3lb's an I've binned a stone

    An I have been far less active during lockdown than I would normally have been, I suspect it would be much more if I was actively out doing stuff.
     
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    Hmm not so good for me

    Pre lock down ~ 107kg
    now ~112kg

    It's been a slow creep up from march to now, pretty much + ~2.5lbs a month, my general lack of activity and unhealthy work ethic at home is not good, going to try a bit of calorie counting this week as my meals etc aren't bad but too much easy access nibbles at home for my current sedantry burn rate and I am probably not accounting for them, sometimes even forgetting I already had a snack :eek:, also need step away from the screen more.
     
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    Yeah, those have been key for me. Counting the calories - roughly, I'm not back on the apps, I'm just making a mental note of any pre-packaged stuff I eat and guesstimating the home-made stuff - and regular, light exercise (5BX every day, no skipping - I'm on Rung 11 of the introductory ladder now).

    I've also got a pair of dumbells with... 8.5kg on each, and three or four times a working day I'll do 20 or so curls with 'em. I have biceps now, which came as a shock. I mean, I'm sure I had biceps before, you just couldn't see 'em...
     
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    The lockdown hasn't been good to me either. I went from working retail, on my feet all day going up and down stairs to staying home. In the beginning, I would take my daughter to the park. Now my daughter is in daycare and I work from home so barely even go on walks any more.
     
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    "Hey," thinks I, "I've been doing ever so well, taking the weekend off while we stay at my mother's seaside caravan won't hurt, don't I deserve a treat?"

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    WHOOPS.
     
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    Three-month update:

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    In the positive column: I've lost pretty much 14kg (2st 3lbs), I'm continuing to lose weight, and I'm now hovering *right* above "healthy" BMI (and I'm one percentage point away from leaving "overfat" and "insufficient muscle" in my smart scales' app).

    In the negative column, that weekend off really screwed me over - I've had to push the end date of the diet out a week (so it's now the end of September) in order to move the target trendline back near the actual trendline. It's temping to cut out another couple of hundred calories to speed things up, but already 1,600 a day feels pretty restrictive and 1,400 might be pushing it.

    Still, onwards and upwards - or, rather, downwards. Should be 75kg, my target weight, by the end of September; might keep going to 70kg after that, to put myself slap-bang in the middle of the healthy BMI. I'll see how I feel then.
     
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    When are you going be sliding under doors or, falling through the cracks in the pavement?
     
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    Milestone:

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    From memory, that's the first time since I bought the smart scales however many years ago it was that it's read "health" [sic] for body fat percentage, rather than the somewhat hurtful "overfat."

    (Okay, it's by 0.1 percentage points, but I'm taking it as a win.)

    Still some way to go, though, I'm a BMI of 25.3 (so close!) and I'm about 0.8 percentage points away from leaving "insufficient" in the muscle analysis.

    For comparison, this was me shortly after starting the diet (took a while to find where I'd stored the scales...)

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    dodgy translation going on there I reckon, Overfat :D Good progress Gareth :thumb:
     
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