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Weight Watcher's Thread

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Shaun, 8 Jan 2008.

  1. EnPassant

    EnPassant Remember Remember some date in November Member

    Throw the scales away? Not for me, that's how I got in trouble in the first place :eek:. Obviously I can't speak for SNSSS (an acronym that just rolls off the tongue eh?), but without scales I look down at myself and think, ach that's ok. Weirdly even my reasonably tight fitting bike gear doesn't seem to notice 10kg one way or the other. Certainly no other clothing seemed to suddenly get too tight. Odd maybe I know, but without the scales I almost have no idea.

    In fact and I suspect this definitely doesn't apply to Satty (is that any better? Probably not....) part of the issue for me is I have now hit normal bmi (albeit the top end of what seems to me to be a ludicrously wide range of about 20kg) but I still have what used to be termed a pot belly or beer gut and it doesn't appear much less from my viewpoint than it did when I was 93kg, which is partly how I got to be 93kg I think, I wasn't weighing myself and I felt, and I thought looked, exactly the same. I must now have lost the weight somewhere, and others say I look better, but it's a mystery to me where my body took it from if I'm honest.

    Anyway, today 79kg, onwards and upwards, er downwards.
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  2. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Changed hemispheres! Staff Member

    Pretty much the same here. Not the put belly but the rest around the stomach issue. I don't put weight on around the hips and thighs like most women do, but am much more of an apple shape than a pear shape.

    I need the scales to occasionally monitor progress, not get too demoralised when the clothing size hasn't changed for a while and to ensure I don't obsess over that last bit of fat around the middle, not to mention maintain my weight once I have got there.

    19-20 kg (more than 3 stone) for a 'healthy bmi' also seems ludicrous to me as well, but it applies to males and females alike.

    At least this time around I have a decent excuse for the weight gain :whistle:
  3. He was not very useful :sad: He was pretty confidant that it would be there, as there are a lot of Indian IT workers in Canberra. He said some thing about maybe Belconnen, then mentioned Fyshwick market. I think he meant this store http://www.fyshwickfreshfoodmarkets.com.au/shops/te-asian-groceries/ but that looks like a typical Thai/Chinese grocers, rather than Indian.

    If you haven't noticed, Asia/asian in Australia usually refers to everything except the subcontinent. Of course, that doesn't mean that shop wouldn't have Indian ingredients.
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  4. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Changed hemispheres! Staff Member

    thanks for trying. I had a few issues getting a couple of them in the UK as well and had to get them online in the end. Whilst they appear in everyday Indian cuisine, they are not the typical ones. I'm after replacing my asafoetida (that being the main one I am missing deperartely at the moment, but even finding it here has proved impossible so far, let along it not contaminated with fenugreek) and ironically have actually found the supermarkets to be the best source of herbs and spices except for the 'standard' ones. I have had a nosey in the Belconnen shopping center quite a few times, but Fyshwick is as of yet an unknown enterity mostly because I simply haven't had chance or time (bad back slows life down considerably).

    Anyhow, we had probably better stop hijacking the Weight Watchers thread, even if it is meal planning :whistle:
    Many thanks and much appreciated.
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  5. EnPassant

    EnPassant Remember Remember some date in November Member

    Another month, another 4kg gone.

    75kg this morning (well, 75.4 but who's counting eh?). However, despite this being my original target, there's still too much around my middle, so on we go.

    Surprised myself with how stubborn I can be (although perhaps not others......as they sometimes point out). A useful quality in this scenario if not perhaps in other situations.
    Last edited: 4 Aug 2016
  6. alvintc

    alvintc Senior Member

    West Sussex
    sooo... to save me reading 140+ pages... how does this work then?

    I'm far too short for my weight, been trying to grow for the last 18 months and there's been no change in my height. I'm guessing this means I need to try & lose weight instead.

    OK so 176cm/ 104kg
    I cycle 25 miles a day (pretty much every mon-fri as it's my commute), reasonable going (18+ avgerage mph)
    I'm about 10kg lighter than Jan this year (dropped than in 4 months), but for someone doing reasonable mileage I'd hope to be nearer 90. My target I think is 80 ish as I'd like to be faster on the bike!

    So... now what?
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  7. The Jogger

    The Jogger Guru

    You need to adjust your eating, try cutting carbs and a bit of intermittent fasting, like eating in an eight hour window and fasting the rest. Keep up the mileage and that should be it.
  8. EnPassant

    EnPassant Remember Remember some date in November Member

    Oh I don't think this place is exactly a diet plan as such.
    I think it's more of a 'publish your weight to the world and use that as an incentive not to fail' deal. At least that's how I'm treating it. How much of a stuff the world actually gives may be moot of course ;).

    Eat less, exercise more. Or at least that's what I'm trying. The first of those is the harder part for me.

    I've only been here for 5 minutes though, others may have a different take. Good luck, keep at it.
  9. greekonabike

    greekonabike President of the 'Democratic Republic' of GOAB

    I started dieting on the 1st September weighing somewhere above 18st 7lbs with a BMI of 41.8.

    I've only been cycling for the past week as I was away for work for a couple of months but I'm gradually increasing the distance of my rides on a daily basis.

    I'm currently 16st 13lbs with a BMI of 38.2 and I hope to get down to about 14st 7lbs through healthy eating and cycling.

  10. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I will write this again.

    You cannot outrun a bad diet.
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  11. WelshJon

    WelshJon Active Member

    My early 2017 plan is to lose 2kg body fat to then be able to justify buying a bike which is 2kg lighter than my current
  12. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    I think you've got that the wrong way round ... why not enjoy pigging out, put on 2 kgs of fat, and then justify buying the lighter bike to restore the total weight of you and your bike to what it was before? :whistle: :laugh:
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  13. WelshJon

    WelshJon Active Member

    Week 1 of my 0.5kg a week weight loss has seen me drop from 72.5kg to 72kg. Strangely enough.
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  14. MarkF

    MarkF Guru

    Stop eating so much.

    I'm only a bit taller at 1.83, but always weigh between 82-84, I am not thin either. I walk a lot every day, and cycle commute some days 10 miles, that is more or less matched by your cycling. You have got to be eating far too much, and probably not good stuff? I never diet, but I won't eat crap
  15. ItsSteveLovell

    ItsSteveLovell Veteran

    I'm at a range of courses over the next couple of weeks, the majority of which involve overnight stays. Any tips on how to stay 'on track' with food?