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1 hour ago, rocky500 said:

Less pea stops?

ah i see... I dont mind those... tend to look out for the community /  info centre stops and such rather than servos for same reason blybo quotes above, too tempting all the things they have there !

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Woohoo ! Got to a significant milestone !

 

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10kg lost since dec last year ! Plenty of peaks troughs and such, plenty of plateaus !

 

now on home run to the GOAL which is 3kg. Away... so close yet feels so far ...

 

family celebration tonight so burnt some energy out the bank this morning with a 7km run and 3km walk back... 

 

 interesting weeks ahead with masters study on the side kicking off again next week, plus some interstate travel as well. Will have to find some balance amongst all that :)

 

ps with some 15kg lost all up pretty chuffed with things but not kidding my self on effort needed for the final stretch !

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Well done. As I've already said, I found the intermittent fasting an awesome way to avoid weight gain while travelling. I simply don't eat between 8pm and midday. The first few times you try it you may feel quite hungry, but it quickly passes. Although it tastes foul, the apple cider vinegar mixed with water and lemon juice does help get me through to lunch time, wakes me up more than my coffee does too. If you want to try it, get the Bragg brand "with the mother" which is basically beneficial sediment in the bottle.

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I finally broke thru the 93kg plateau this week. Was 92.8kg on Thursday morning. This puts me exactly halfway towards my (admittedly) optimistic goal of 80kgs. Really need to get my exercise up now that I'm getting back into some routine and (work) travel is finished with for a few months. Got a birthday coming up and my wife is planning at least 1 night away just for us, as we both need a re-charge. Work has been flat chat for both of us and we are run down. Both working today as well. Our Easter camping trip can't come quickly enough.

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good to hear broken the plateau and your work travel is finished with blybo. mine continues just nature of my job but intermittent enough :) with my travelling this week with two day trips, I stayed pretty light. I dont really eat past 8pm anyways. and breakfast if grab is generally only a small piece of fruit. a small flat white i might grab around morning tea time is good enough energy wise to carry me through to lunch I find. again I can travel through with fruit through day. maybe one light sandwich or something at most. anyways lets see ....

 

I have next couple of weeks to make some ground. current weight is same when I got married 16 years ago... and if get to 82kg was what I weighed when met my wife :D and from what I remember as light as want to get to. and allows me to float between 82-85.

 

@blybo is 80kg too little for your height and such. seems a bit light on ? good you have some rest and relaxation planned sounds like things have been hectic... any sort of routine and balance can be tough i imagine in those sort of times :)

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Not weight loss,

 

but it got a blood test result back...

total colestrol is 4.1....   from above 5.6!    😱   W T.....   how did I do that....  and why is it I have dementia on what i did to get that result?   One of my brother had a metal extender installed in his main artery and the other is on medication to keep it below 7.

 

I think I need to give credit where credit is due,  the Boss is a great cook, I’m so blessed!

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20 minutes ago, Addicted to music said:

Not weight loss,

 

but it got a blood test result back...

total colestrol is 4.1....   from above 5.6!    😱   W T.....   how did I do that....  and why is it I have dementia on what i did to get that result?   One of my brother had a metal extender installed in his main artery and the other is on medication to keep it below 7.

 

I think I need to give credit where credit is due,  the Boss is a great cook, I’m so blessed!

oh goodness ! I was a bit pushed on a few levels with my last medical.... partly reason for me pushing things in the health side of things.

 

hope something can get under control AM. so easy to blow out !  and yeah doesnt help if you love food ... and  I sure do  ! 

 

Reminds me probably time for another medical in coming months... I dont like visits to doctors :D 

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9 hours ago, betty boop said:

Woohoo ! Got to a significant milestone !

 

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10kg lost since dec last year ! Plenty of peaks troughs and such, plenty of plateaus !

 

now on home run to the GOAL which is 3kg. Away... so close yet feels so far ...

 

family celebration tonight so burnt some energy out the bank this morning with a 7km run and 3km walk back... 

 

 interesting weeks ahead with masters study on the side kicking off again next week, plus some interstate travel as well. Will have to find some balance amongst all that :)

 

ps with some 15kg lost all up pretty chuffed with things but not kidding my self on effort needed for the final stretch !

Great work @betty boop, you're almost a middleweight !! :D 

It's great to see you and @blybo making real change, well done to the both of you !! :thumb:

 

I've actually been losing a little weight myself over the last couple of months as I noticed the little bit of pudge around the mid section getting worse.

 

Nothing as scientific as you with the calorie app and I don't even have a set of scales believe it or not... :unsure:

What I'm doing is similar to what @blybo is doing going down the fasting path.

My approach is a bit simpler though with a few days of the week I only have one meal for the day.

On the other days I keep to two meals though if I'm feeling good that evening I'll just keep going and finish with a single meal at the end of the night. (Work night shift now)

 

To keep a track of it I'm simply doing a pinch test around the mid section (sorry no measurements) and it definitely seems to be working for me with the pudge disappearing.

 

The only downside I've found is I can get a little dehydrated from fasting so just have to make sure I drink plenty of water.

Overall I feel good and the body seems to adjust so hunger is no issue.

It also means less expensive junk highway food which definitely can't be a bad thing !!

 

I've also doing some light exercise in the form of pushups and squats and definitely feel better for it.

 

I also have another very controversial confession to make though I might start a new thread for that.... 😬

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Controversial confession :D keep us guessing @Martykt 

 

good to hest sucess on thr pinch effirts !

 

i agree on the one main meal, seems to be about what comfortable with these days :)

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12 minutes ago, betty boop said:

Controversial confession :D keep us guessing @Martykt 

 

good to hest sucess on thr pinch effirts !

 

i agree on the one main meal, seems to be about what comfortable with these days :)

Confession is posted now.... reckon I might even give the Vegan thing a run for its money.... :ohmy:

 

Power cables still should hold the crown though for most controversial.... !! :D 

 

 

 

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Here’s my week day routine:

 

up at 5:00am

have no idea but somehow I have this urge to take a massive routine dump LOL must be an old age thing!

then warm up for 10mins to prepare for a 2.3km run that usually do 50 push-ups, leg stretches etc....

After the run, do some weights for 35minutes.  This preps me for the physical requirements that’s needed for the jobs I do! 

Have breakfast that usually involve fruit jam on toast a coffee and a bowl of oats with sultanas and other nice berries on top, and swallow 2000mg of fish oil and via doctors orders; vitamin D!  .LOL😆   Apparently I’m low in the vitamin D dept!

Lunch times involve a banana, apple, orange, pear or whatever’s in season and a can of 90-100gm tuna.  SOMETIMES in the nature of the job I work straight through lunch and never take a lunch break to try and get customers productive.

Go home and have a massive meal, whatever the Boss cooks and place on the table!   There’s one thing I do miss, is the soft drinks,  I only have one ones a week or 2!   When I feel need a sugar fix!   Or just to wash something down!  Mostly now down tap water if thirsty!

sometimes doing the morning physical routine hasnto be missed due to meetings and job requirements to be on site early like at 7:00am. A real drag!

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57 minutes ago, Addicted to music said:

Here’s my week day routine:

 

up at 5:00am

have no idea but somehow I have this urge to take a massive routine dump LOL must be an old age thing!

then warm up for 10mins to prepare for a 2.3km run that usually do 50 push-ups, leg stretches etc....

After the run, do some weights for 35minutes.  This preps me for the physical requirements that’s needed for the jobs I do! 

Have breakfast that usually involve fruit jam on toast a coffee and a bowl of oats with sultanas and other nice berries on top, and swallow 2000mg of fish oil and via doctors orders; vitamin D!  .LOL😆   Apparently I’m low in the vitamin D dept!

Lunch times involve a banana, apple, orange, pear or whatever’s in season and a can of 90-100gm tuna.  SOMETIMES in the nature of the job I work straight through lunch and never take a lunch break to try and get customers productive.

Go home and have a massive meal, whatever the Boss cooks and place on the table!   There’s one thing I do miss, is the soft drinks,  I only have one ones a week or 2!   When I feel need a sugar fix!   Or just to wash something down!  Mostly now down tap water if thirsty!

sometimes doing the morning physical routine hasnto be missed due to meetings and job requirements to be on site early like at 7:00am. A real drag!

quite an early daily start and quite a routine there AM, I'll have to think of my ongoing routine... I have a great push and thats to loose a chunk of weight...but it will have to change where am just working on stabilising...

 

I do think stability is about routine too.. its something I miss in my job as some days can be quite different to others ...early starts and later returns and have to figure out what I do with those .... 

 

I am trying to incorporate exercise into my day though and been working mostly ... apart from those disrupted days. still even if spent day in the car and get back 6-8pm ive still gone for an hours walk... which has been great to stretch the legs and fill the lungs with some fresh air as well. quite refreshing.. not sure how well that is going to work once winter comes around ! 

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anyways having got to my target and wavering a tad... have decided why stop there ... so have set my self a next target :D 

 

I feel its needed or otherwise feel am like a ship afloat drifting. no sails up and rudderless...

 

so aiming for 76kg thats just under 10kg away.... lets see how that goes...

 

am still using the "lose it ! " app and putting in 76 kg as a goal its saying september.... :D

 

even if a bit optimisitic its well under kg a week and achievable .... if dont quite make it by then ... theres still christmas :D in time for next summer ...

 

so here goes again...

 

with a new wind in the sails with my continuing of the "cut out the cr@p" diet and cutting out processed foods and with the app at hand ... I'm sure i'lll get there ... eventually hehe

 

 

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7 minutes ago, betty boop said:

anyways having got to my target and wavering a tad... have decided why stop there ... so have set my self a next target :D 

 

I feel its needed or otherwise feel am like a ship afloat drifting. no sails up and rudderless...

 

so aiming for 76kg thats just under 10kg away.... lets see how that goes...

 

am still using the "lose it ! " app and putting in 76 kg as a goal its saying september.... :D

 

even if a bit optimisitic its well under kg a week and achievable .... if dont quite make it by then ... theres still christmas :D in time for next summer ...

 

so here goes again...

 

with a new wind in the sails with my continuing of the "cut out the cr@p" diet and cutting out processed foods and with the app at hand ... I'm sure i'lll get there ... eventually hehe

 

 

 

 

Great work Al, keep it up.  Only benefits, no draw backs for you and your family.  It doesn't matter how you get there, just keep working towards those goals!

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8 minutes ago, betty boop said:

anyways having got to my target and wavering a tad... have decided why stop there ... so have set my self a next target :D 

 

I feel its needed or otherwise feel am like a ship afloat drifting. no sails up and rudderless...

 

so aiming for 76kg thats just under 10kg away.... lets see how that goes...

 

am still using the "lose it ! " app and putting in 76 kg as a goal its saying september.... :D

 

even if a bit optimisitic its well under kg a week and achievable .... if dont quite make it by then ... theres still christmas :D in time for next summer ...

 

so here goes again...

 

with a new wind in the sails with my continuing of the "cut out the cr@p" diet and cutting out processed foods and with the app at hand ... I'm sure i'lll get there ... eventually hehe

 

 

Time to celebrate al, must organise a long lunch involving plenty of courses and drinks.

Yum cha perhaps!,?? 🤔

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5 minutes ago, Kaynin said:

 

 

Great work Al, keep it up.  Only benefits, no draw backs for you and your family.  It doesn't matter how you get there, just keep working towards those goals!

 

thanks kaynin what am thinking ! :) im determined. this will be WAY below anything I can ever remember weighing ! but what the heck .... Going where I have never gone before :D 

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Good work, absolutely nothing to lose (except the weight!).  You lose 10 kg and feel like you gain 10 years!

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6 minutes ago, evil c said:

Time to celebrate al, must organise a long lunch involving plenty of courses and drinks.

Yum cha perhaps!,?? 🤔

:D

 

sounds like a plan !

 

we just came back from the little trad italian pizza place down our way

 

next friday ? :)  yumcha sounds great ! 😋

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[emoji3]
 
sounds like a plan !
 
we just came back from the little trad italian pizza place down our way
 
next friday ? [emoji4]  yumcha sounds great ! [emoji39]
You were meant to resist temptation al!!
Think of me as the devil on your shoulder! [emoji23]
My gotta work on the self control angle methinks, speaking of which I could probably take a leaf from your book and aim to carve off a few kilos.
Must pump up the tyres of the Pushy and start pumping the pedals![emoji848]

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Will be in touch re.day off diet !,[emoji6]

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1 minute ago, evil c said:

You were meant to resist temptation al!!
Think of me as the devil on your shoulder! emoji23.png
My gotta work on the self control angle methinks, speaking of which I could probably take a leaf from your book and aim to carve off a few kilos.
Must pump up the tyres of the Pushy and start pumping the pedals!emoji848.png

:D it was a trap ! I should have known :D 

 

excercise is all good... but I'm finding the secret of the pudding is not in the eating !  😂

 

that said ...

1 minute ago, evil c said:

Will be in touch re.day off diet !,emoji6.png

I'm all for this kind of thing.... gotta have some respite ! 

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I'm all for this kind of thing.... gotta have some respite ! 
Glad to hear not all self sacrifice, reward well earned by the sounds. [emoji106]

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gosh been quiet here ! and i have slipped ....

 

school holidays and family celebrations and other (any excuse) hasn't helped. and what I lost some went back on again

 

but on the fight back.... have lost a kg this week ! back onto the daily exercise and sticking to the one MAIN meal and others more snack sized. also working on cutting out processed foods (the cr@p)

 

the good thing about lose it is I can look back and see what worked .... in my major weight losses prior and for inspiration....

 

one major thing I have been doing for the last two weeks is keeping a bit of a closer watch on my sleep...

 

I heard a presentation from a very smart lady from caterpillar a month or so ago. and she talked of the importance of sleep. how they monitored (with a sleep band) their workers as lack of sleep can relate to equivalence of well over 0.05 in workplaces. also the huge impact it has on general well being, mental health and also weight ! sleeping more helps you loose weight :D ie less lethargic ! 

 

I downloaded an app "auto sleep" and am using my watch, like "lose it!" this one is free too

 

http://autosleep.tantsissa.com

 

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its quite a revelation actually. the amount of deep sleep, restless sleep, and also a "readiness" when awake in the morning. amazing really ! 

 

on days ive got up feeling a bit Carp ... I can now see why ! :D anyways yet another little thing to help me along with things....

 

ps article below from the age/smh on how sleep can improve your health and well being. something a focus for athletes apparently 

 

https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/we-can-all-benefit-from-the-secret-training-tool-of-athletes-sleep-20191007-p52yae.html

 

"Science has confirmed what many tired workers already suspected: we can all benefit from the performance-enhancing technique athletes are being encouraged to embrace – more sleep.

A new review, looking at the benefits of sleep on athletes’ mental and physical performance, provides a wake-up call about health advantages to be gained from adequate sleep.

 

Traditionally, sleep has not been a primary focus in the training regime of athletes, but it has “significant implications” for health, according to a University of Washington-led team of researchers who have published their findings in the British Journal of Sport’s Medicine.

They found adequate sleep is “critically important” for physical and academic performance, cognitive function, recovery from athletic exertion and injury, mental health and cardiometabolic health.

 

Regularly sleeping less than eight hours a night was associated with diminished cognitive and psychological tolerance, mood and mental health as well as significantly higher rates of illness.

“One potential mechanism may be that increases in proinflammatory cytokines following sleep loss could promote immune system dysfunction,” the authors suggested.

 

Sleeping eight or more hours during weekday nights, on the other hand, was associated with 61 per cent lower chance of injury, improved performance on mental tasks, greater accuracy in physical tasks as well as faster reaction times. However, 42 per cent of the university athletes studied reported having poor sleep.

“Elite athletics programmes are beginning to recognise that collegiate athlete health and performance can be improved through sleep optimisation,” the authors said.

 

However, about 35 per cent of Australian adults regularly suffer from a lack of sleep, and mounting evidence shows it has a significant impact, says Professor Greg Roach from the Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science.

 

“To a certain extent, sleep is seen as an activity that can be substituted for waking activities,” says Roach, whose research focus is sleep. This means that we often think we can get more done if we are awake more and asleep less. “But of course there is a price to pay ... sleep benefits both the body and the brain.

“Given how essential sleep is for the body and brain, we argue that you will get more out of 16 hours of wake if you have 8 hours in bed, than you will get out of 18 hours of wake if you have 6 hours in bed – particularly over the long-term.”

 

Roach says sleep promotes human growth hormone, “which is essential for the reproduction and regeneration of cells”; it is essential to immune function, resulting in a “three-fold reduction in the likelihood of developing a cold after exposure to virus”; and more than six hours sleep a night is associated with lower rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

 

The brain benefits of sleep include cognitive function (e.g. attention, processing speed); learning in the absence of practice; decreased feelings of discomfort and pain as well as improved capacity to cope with stressors.

For anyone without a sleep disorder, making sleep a part of our health routine starts with making time for it.

“Healthy sleepers convert about 90 per cent of time in bed into sleep – so if you need 7.5 hours sleep, you have to spend 8.3 hours in bed,” says Roach.“It doesn’t matter how well you sleep, if you only spend 6 hours in bed, there is no way you can get your 7.5 hours of sleep.” "

 

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13 minutes ago, betty boop said:

I downloaded an app "auto sleep" and am using my watch, like "lose it!" this one is free too

so when are you charging your watch? The 1 downside I see with many more sophisticated wearables is the need to charge them so you can't monitor 24/7. I charge mine whilst sleeping and monitor daily activity.

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6 minutes ago, blybo said:

so when are you charging your watch? The 1 downside I see with many more sophisticated wearables is the need to charge them so you can't monitor 24/7. I charge mine whilst sleeping and monitor daily activity.

yes this was my first conundrum... the first thing I noticed it actually hardly uses any battery at all while I am asleep. ie literally charge level doesnt change. but what i am doing is first thing i do when get up is plonk it on a charge while i get ready etc for the day and usually not wearing the watch while having a shower and such :D 

 

Since i also have a relatively sedately job... ie mostly desk bound ...i also pop on charge for a short while every morning. its amazing how quickly actually charges ....and then pop on again. it doesnt miss much if any day time :)

 

 

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5 minutes ago, betty boop said:

yes this was my first conundrum... the first thing I noticed it actually hardly uses any battery at all while I am asleep. ie literally charge level doesnt change. but what i am doing is first thing i do when get up is plonk it on a charge while i get ready etc for the day and usually not wearing the watch while having a shower and such :D 

 

Since i also have a relatively sedately job... ie mostly desk bound ...i also pop on charge for a short while every morning. its amazing how quickly actually charges ....and then pop on again. it doesnt miss much if any day time :)

 

 

maybe I'll try charging between wake up and leaving the house of a morning. I know these charge pretty quickly and I usually have 90 minutes or so between getting up and leaving for work/school run. Perhaps also could charge during my usual TV hours of an evening.

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