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Postby local mike » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:40 am

Hey there folks :)

My name's Mike, and I'm a 27yr old graphic designer and student (returning to fulltime study sucks, take it from me!) living in Melbourne. Yada yada, walks along the beach, candlelit dinners, bla bla. :lol:

I'm packing what I'd say is about 15kg too much, and would really like to drop it! I've never been slim, so this isn't 15kg I've put on in recent times—it's been a companion for most of my life. Breaking up will be difficult, but I think it's the right thing to do!

Wow, melodrama rules!

So anyway. I'm not going to be going through any special regimented dietary changes, I'll just be making an effort to eat healthier, keep my daily calories under 1500-1800, and go for regular jogs and try to keep up some regular working out at home.

My ultimate aim is to lose centimetres rather than kilos. I think going purely be weight can be a bit deceiving, since muscle gain may be involved and of course, muscle weighs more than fat! So for me, I'll just be measuring my stomach and chest and so forth, and going off that. *thinks he knows so much, jeez* :roll:

So hopefully this forum will be a continuing source of inspiration and motivation for me!

- Mike :)
I has a jogblog!
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Postby oostevens » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:45 am

welcome :)

wow you sound like you already know what you are doing :p Mr know it all ha ha

I am doing kinda what you are doing :p although i have 20kgs to lose.

I am eating healthier (trying to stay under 1500 cals) and working out at home :) No special diet for me :p

So far, doing this i have lost 4.5kgs :) so i reckon you will do great! also because your a guy ha ha.

oh i am 22 and from qld :)
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YOU CAN DOOO IT!!!!!

[First goal: to reach 80kgs]
[Second goal: to reach 75kgs]

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Postby sassi » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:49 am

sounds like a good, practical kinda approach.

welcome & i look forward to hearing about your progress :)
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Postby local mike » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:54 am

Wow, quick replies! Thanks folks :)

Yeah, I've just found through experience that I'm not very good at dealing with complicated processes, especially if they're supposed to be regular. I mean, that's not true with everything I do - work-related things and hobby-related things are things I'm fairly focused at - but when it comes to things like this, I really have to keep it simple!
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Postby lng86 » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:55 am

I love your attitude! You sound like so much fun!!!

Best of luck with your weight loss journey! Yell out if you need anything!

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Postby Tummygirl » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:20 am

Hey Mike

Welcome to the site!!!!

Hope you get as much out of this site as i am. I only joined this week and already its given me more strenght than i ever expected. :lol:
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:55 am

hey mike welcome to the group :) no wonder you are so witty your a graphic designer haha. best wishes for the inches coming off. im sure you have had that lightbulb moment :idea: :idea: :idea: where you are ready to part with your other half (not literally but you know what i mean) sing out if you need anything
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:58 am

Hi Mike and welcome to the forum! I'm sure your fat will build a bridge and get over your separation. LOL

Sounds like you have a good idea of what you plan to do to change things! Good on you
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Postby KimE » Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:18 pm

Hi Mike and welcome to the group.

All the best on your weightloss journey, sounds like you have a good plan. :D
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Postby chubba momma » Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:48 pm

Welcome to the group Mike, good luck!
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Postby help6363 » Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:43 pm

local mike wrote:Wow, quick replies! Thanks folks :)

Yeah, I've just found through experience that I'm not very good at dealing with complicated processes, especially if they're supposed to be regular. I mean, that's not true with everything I do - work-related things and hobby-related things are things I'm fairly focused at - but when it comes to things like this, I really have to keep it simple!


Hey Mike......

WELCOME!!!

Do you exercise? I noticed real changes in my body when I combined cardo with weights (I just use the weight machines). That really helps to lose inches.

Calories don't sound like your thing, huh? Hmmm.... different things work for different people. What don't you like about calories...? If we can address that issue, maybe we can all help you to find another idea for the diet part.

You know a lot of people have been talking about Weight Watchers Core plan...... don't know what it is but I don't think it's counting points. Would something like that suit you?

Anyway, I look forward to reading your success story in the near future. :D
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