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Default *Downsize-me* Weight Loss Discussion, lead by our weight-loss champion Steven Bond.

Hiya, I've made a dedicated thread for folk who have successfully lost weight to share their stories, and for those who wish to lose weight to seek advice.

I'm no pro, although I have lost a few pounds playing on the wii-fit and trying to be more conscious of how much I eat. I'll leave this thread for Steven Bond to take the lead on anyway, as he's our in house weight loss warrior!
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Over the past 5 months ive managed to loose about 1 and 1/2 stone maybe 2 stone. I havent changed what I eat the only thing that has changed is i now have a car which means i dont walk anywhere any more and i am now working full time..

Not really useful advice but my little story.

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Well not quite. You could say however that i have seen the light. After many years of abuse i now find that all the shit we eat is not good for you. We all know that. Its not hard to understand. I can say that most blokes are not going to go to weight watchers meetings just to be told whats good for you and whats bad. Things like weight watchers are there to feed on the insecurities of sorry to say "women" all adverts on weight loss are. The simple fact is cut out all the crap you know is not good and excersise. Nature will take care of the rest. How succsessfull you are is determind by how much you want it and your level of willpower.

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1.. Dont starve yourselve
2.. Keep a food log ( this helped me with the diabetes I could see what effect different types of food made to my blood sugar levels and in what amounts0
3.. Keep a weight log ( I only weigh once a week at the same time. Your weight varies so much from day to day and at different times of day. I do mine Sunday morning, that way you dont pig out saturday night)
4.. Set some realistic goals extreame loss is not good. I started with a hell of a lot of weight. 1 stone a month was possible. When you have only a few stone to loose set your targets more sensible possibly 4-6 months. The main aim is not to just loose weight but get fitter. The fitter you are the easyer everything is and the excersise is easyer. I now have a target of 18 stones in June this year I know my muscle mass is jumping up all the time so its gonna take longer.
5.. Dont always go by weight. A good indication is also Inches.. Measure regularly and you will see the inches drop. This is most times a better inducation than weight loss. As you muscle get bigger you weigh more so inches are the best indicator.
6.. Muscle weighs a lot. Many years I lost 4 stones then it suddenly slowed and stopped. I was hitting big weights at the gym no cardio. I lost faith and thought why bother. Now cardio is 90% of my workouts. Ill sort muscles out after.
7.. Just keep going .. Walking is the best to start with walk walk walk. 30 mins a day mp3 player on headphones in and not matter what the weather just do it.


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Quite right steve, the will power and belief that you can and will succeed is the biggest thing for me. I've set MYSELF small realistic goals to which so far i've exceeded. Another 4lb off this week, so 10lb in total and i'm already feeling the benefits Hitting the gym for full workouts this week coming so hoping to loose my first stone !!!
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I was only 30 when i found out id got an under active thyroid,im lucky that i enjoy keeping fit as it keeps the weight off,i think like bondy says its not always good to rely on the scales,enjoy what you are doing,do it right and you will get results,if not have a word with your doc and they should give you a blood test,weight training keeps the metabolizum switched on when you not at the gym,fat is just stored energy,muscles need energy so they help to burn the fat when your sitting watching eastenders
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Totaly agree with what bondy says.

The biggest way for me to lose weight was calorie counting. I stuck to roughly 1500 cals more if i'm playing footie etc but that should help you lose roughly 1-2lbs a week.

Its all about a lifestyle change.

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We did a presentation about weight a couple of weeks ago, if I remember the stats correctly:
If you consume 500calories per day more than you are burning, over the course of the week this amounts to 1lb in weight gain.

Similarly to lose 1lb, you need to burn 500 calories more per day than you are consuming.

If that makes sense?

Simply put, I like what Bondy said about viewing food as being fuel now; so makes choices based on the amount of energy he is going to burn.

And for people who are serious about losing weight, it's important to make sustainable lifestyle changes. i.e. removing things from your diet that you know you can survive without from one day to the next. And also recognising that occasional treats are acceptable.

I've lost 2lb since my last wii-fit weigh-in
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Hereís an interesting video about weight loss/gain. Itís definitely worth your time watching if you take this stuff seriously.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...1487661765149#

general idea of video: Itís not necessarily all about watching your calories as much as the type of carbohydrates you consume.

Personally, I also obsessively try to avoid artificial sweeteners like high-fructose corn syrup and aspartame.
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Well done Stegger, congratulations
Are you working with exercise alone or other changes too? Remember if you're doing muscle building exercises to consider chest / waist measurements etc as ultimately the weight loss will slow down once the muscle bulk increases.
What's your target?
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Vicky, Just started at the gym a week ago which has helped ( cardio excercise ) I would like to build up abit but i was told to slim down first before weight training. Most of the weight loss has been down to diet and to be honest i've enjoyed it !!!! The BIG test was last weekend when myself and the Mrs went to cheltenham to visit some relatives and we eat out. No snacking or puddings, nicky's cousin was laughing her head off because i was knowin as the PUDDIN KING !!
Target is 13 1/2 stone, so another 3 1/2 stone to go
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Hereís an interesting video about weight loss/gain. Itís definitely worth your time watching if you take this stuff seriously.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...1487661765149#

general idea of video: Itís not necessarily all about watching your calories as much as the type of carbohydrates you consume.

Personally, I also obsessively try to avoid artificial sweeteners like high-fructose corn syrup and aspartame.
Watched that video, some interesting theories. It sounded like if you followed the dietary advice of diabetics then it should help? or did I miss the point?
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We did a presentation about weight a couple of weeks ago, if I remember the stats correctly:
If you consume 500calories per day more than you are burning, over the course of the week this amounts to 1lb in weight gain.

Similarly to lose 1lb, you need to burn 500 calories more per day than you are consuming.
Burnt up 1827c's today so I don't feel guilty

probably just put it all back on with Spog Bog and Garlic bread for tea, home of course

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/73227499
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I didn't expect to see a health section on an RC forum, but it's good to see you all encouraging a healthy lifestyle since RC racing isn't the most physically demanding of sports!

My weight has always fluctuated - due mostly to an inability to stop eating McDonalds and chocolate! But I'm getting married abroad in Rhodes this June which has given me a good target for my weight loss.

The diet started 5 weeks ago, combined with plenty of gym work (weights and cardio) and so far I've lost 9.5lbs. Another 9lbs to go to get to my target of 12 and a half stone and 8 weeks to get there. Wish me luck.
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My heavyest I was at 19st 12 and needed to do some thing. The time was right to loose weight, now 15st 8 in less than 8 months. Finding the last 2st really hard to shift, but will keep on running and cycling.
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After a slow winter Gym work is boring im back out on the bike.... After the torn knee ligaments beging of march whilst SKIING " of all things " in Slovakia it has been a painfull few weeks .. But todays 37 mile ride from Sherwood pines to and around clumber and back without a knee brace the Knee feels around 80 % back to normal... Milage mid week is back to the 20 mile a day mark and the weight has started to dropp off again. Not that it stopped mind it just slowed a lot.. % fat is down 4-5 % a month but muscle is jumping up 6-8 % at the same time... Im not doing heavy weights but my leg muscles are looking like Chris Hoys LOLOLO ..

Listing to Glyn and Dirty Rambo chatting as we ride is funny.. It quiet when we hit the hills though ---- Huffing and puffing etc... LOL

Waist is getting smaller and everything else.... Im not sure what weight I started at Docs have me weighed at 197 KG and I can remember some 200 KG scales saying EEEEERRRRROOORRRR at one point .. Im now down around 129- 130 mark and loosing about .75 to 1 KG a week.. Gonna have a big push next few months to get down to the 18 stone mark for my birthday in September.. Problem with excersising a LOT is you need to eat a lot... Im getting through rice cakes like mad LOL

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After doing my knee in Sking begining of march I went and fell off @sherwood pines the other sunday... grazed and dazed and on the same blooming kneee. No damage to knee joint and skabs are coming off now.. Anyway I weighed in at the gym and was -5kg down since beginging of march.... Considering the 3 weeks of bad knee not to bad... Should be well on target this year but I know I have to push.. Instructer at gym wants me to do upper body work now as he said my tree trunk legs dont need any work,..?? wonder why ???? SO sunday morning was a 2hr arm and chest fest... Im feeling it now !

So the day after I came off I hobbled along to broxtowe .. grabbed the couger out of the garage and just chucked it down... qual 8th finneshed somewhere but smiled all the way...


Spot the " BIG BAD BOND" dont stick out so much as the photo Vivky put up last year... In fact smithy wouldnt let me stand near him LOLLOLOL only joking

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Awesome! Are you like some sort of 'The Stig' now?
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firstly MRS oople, he cant be the stig lol but it could be the ghost rider


and secondly, i wish i could put weight on, im 6ft2 and 12stone. i can eat full family size cakes and lose 4LBs

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RESPECT TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT AS LOST WEIGHT! and keep it up
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