Hurrah Me!

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by wafflycat, 20 Dec 2007.

  1. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    I am chuffed with myself. Got weighed this evening. Total weight loss since mid-Feb 07 now standing at 81lbs. I'll be at goal early in the new year! Hurrah Me!

    Normal service will now be resumed.
  2. Well done skinny malinky!
  3. ash68

    ash68 New Member

    well done wafflycat that's some achievment. Bet you feel great.;)
  4. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    Having already expressed my admiration at your weight loss on a previous thread, I find my mind turning to other questions concerning the practicalities of said weight loss. This has no doubt been inspired by various programs of recent release, like 10 Years Younger etc...

    Now you don't have to answer this, in fact I would understand if you PM'd the mods to have me banned or simply stuck me on your ignore list.....

    But will you now require a tummy and arm tuck as a future birthday present?

    We could start a whip round or a sponsored cycle ride ;)

    OK, OK, I'm leaving, stop pushing........
  5. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Flippin' Henry, well done. What an amazing achievement!! You deserve some new skinny jeans!!

  6. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Bloody excellent!!;):becool::ohmy:

    feels good doesn't it?!:biggrin:

  7. shooter560

    shooter560 New Member

    Great news, very well done ;)

    Hope to see you on the Norfolk roads once the weather warms a little, though I guess all I'll see is a fly-by :ohmy::smile:
  8. col

    col Veteran

    Those results are something to be proud of,well done.
  9. OP

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    Thanks guys. :ohmy:

    The plan to lose weight was entirely vanity combined with the fact that even though I didn't have any health problems associated with obesity (much to the chagrin of my GP who couldn't get his head around the fact the fat person in front of him had normal blood pressure, normal cholesterol, normal blood sugar etc., etc and this person exercised as she did long bike rides..), I was concious of the fact that I may not always have that luck. ;)

    As for flabby bits, I am remarkably pleased with my lack of hugely flabby bits. Again, that's something I'd seen happen to a lot of others who had lost a *lot* of weight. The fact I'm not too bad in the flabby department I put down to cycling. I'm certain the cycling has helped to keep the development of flabby bits to a minimum. That combined with the fact that I haven't been *on a diet* as I have not starved, or gone without anything. I've been eating huge quantities of food - just huge quantites of the very healthy stuff with the odd treat thrown in. I reckon eating very, very healthily has helped my bod adjust quite well. Supermodel I'm not and have no desire to be, but I am in reasonable condition for a matron of the parish. Certainly my nearest & dearest has no complaints and that's fine by me :ohmy: Indeed my nearest & dearest constantly expresses his admiration and it's rather fun :biggrin::thumbsup::rolleyes:

    The really hard work for me will start when I reach goal - getting into the mental frame of mind to keep the excess weight off and stay within a healthy weight range for the long term.
  10. OP

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    It does indeed.
  11. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    Woooohoooo Waffles, that's really great news!
  12. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Congratulations on your success. For me cycling hasn't provided me with a great weight loss (I think weight has transformed from fat to muscle), but I think it definately has helped with toning.

    A question I've been pondering is which muscle groups are improved by cycling...? legs obviously ... but I think I've seen improvement in my backside, tummy muscles (they still have a layer of fat on top), and upper arm (the one that sticks out when you bend your arm) - not sure how to work on the one on the opposite side of the bone. And I had a cholesterol test yesterday so we will see what that is like - never had one before but there seems to be a family trend to high cholesterol.

    Will you allow yourself a day off on Christmas? from strictly following your normal food?
  13. OP

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    Oh cycling didn't result in weight loss for me - as I cycled a lot even when I was hugely overweight. But yes, it has definitely helped with toning. I know this as old clothes I can get into now (I have some from years ago), the last time I wore them I was a stone lighter than I am at present - but I didn't exercise as much then - so I'm definitely more toned than I was.

    No, I will not be having a day off, as I don't diet :biggrin: I'll be having a *proper* Christmas lunch, but I'll be making sure the meat is lean and I pig-out on lots of veggies. I shall be eating vast quantities of brussels sprouts, green beans, carrots, broccoli, swede and roasted butternut squash. I'll watch the amount of roast potatoes & parsnips though as they are starchy veggies. I shall be well-fed with normal food!
  14. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Top drawer, Waffly! :biggrin:

    Have you any 'before and after' pictures? :wacko: otherwise just post some 'after' ones! :biggrin:
  15. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    :biggrin: That's very impressive weight loss! Well done!

    I fear that I am going the other way, no more mars bar ice-creams for me :wacko:
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