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JP's 100 Kg pledge

Postby JP1 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:41 pm

This is not a daily pledge but somehow seems the most appropriate place to put down in words my thoughts on this very serious pledge..

It's no secret that those 100s scared the bejesus out of me.. I have flirted with the 100s before and become very comfortable just over the 100 Kgs mark for the past two years. During this period several times I started a weight loss campaign and quickly dropped down into the upper 90s however this time was different..

Somehow in the second half of last year I managed to smash through 105 Kgs (my previous five year highest) and head up over 110 Kgs, a weight I had never reached before.. To be honest I could see it coming but knew I had a long overseas holiday planned for Xmas/New Years so reasoned with myself that mid Jan on my return would be the ideal time to renew my efforts - which has all panned out successfully but I've still been shocked how much work and effort and hurt it's taken me to get where I am today..

Therefore I resolve NEVER, EVER to return to weigh over a Century! Now I realise that EVER is a bloody long time and it's also to be noted I have failed at this before but this time I have to believe it will be different..

How am I going to achieve this? Well first and foremost I pledge to visit this thread at least once a week, just to be accountable to myself.. It's also no secret that I've had ALL of my success on this forum.. It really is a tremendous place for encouragement and advice. I've been a member since 2007 and although I've had stints away I've always been a regular returner. In future I want to hang about even if I am lucky enough to get to a Maint position because after all this is a lifetime game we are playing.

As I get lower maybe this pledge will be superseded by another but in the meantime I have to draw the absolute line in the sand at 100 Kgs.. Also as l get lower I want to have in place trigger amounts, these also can be amended the lower I go.. I think Kim said he has a 3 Kilogram rule which triggers immediate action, well I need something similar but will have to refine this strategy as l get lower.

In the meantime, I have left the 100s.. I have weighed myself before bed, on return from work and even after the evening meal and I'm comfortably in the 90s now so I am confident I have seen the end of 3 digits and it's now possible to make the pledge that I will never return there with some degree of confidence.

As I say, I have still a long way to go to reach 80 Kgs which I've pencilled in as my goal weight but at the moment that is still a long way off and so I want to etch this absolute line in the sand right here, today whilst I still bare the battle scars (blisters :wink: ) and remember the hurt it took to wipe out those 100s

See you in the comments and the rest of the thread where the ongoing refinement will be noted and of course any advice is always welcome.
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Re: JP's 100 Kg pledge

Postby AboutTime » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:38 pm

I pledge to walk 30 mins 5 x a week to begin with fir a month then push those minutes up after the month.. I was walking 45ins to an hour 5 days a week but I stopped walking almost and lost my strength and endurance... So starting from the beginning again.. I will not be discouraged but motivated and determined !!!
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Re: JP's 100 Kg pledge

Postby JP1 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:18 pm

AboutTime wrote:I pledge to walk 30 mins 5 x a week to begin with fir a month then push those minutes up after the month.. I was walking 45ins to an hour 5 days a week but I stopped walking almost and lost my strength and endurance... So starting from the beginning again.. I will not be discouraged but motivated and determined !!!

Good luck to the walking AT, it really is the catalyst for the weight loss IMO.. If you can eat healthily but work more time into walking you'll soon start to see those kilos tumble..
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Re: JP's 100 Kg pledge

Postby Blitz » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:10 am

What I did was this...when I got down to my target goal weight (66.7kg), I had pretty much sussed that that was probably a little too low for me to sit at. So I looked at various height/weight charts and decided that staying under 70 kilos was good enough for me. It was the upper limit health wise for my height and because I allowed extra for the loose skin that I was carrying which the normal charts don't allow for; I figured that was about right.

I allow myself to "travel" in a band of three kilos (67-70 kilos). Anything lower than 67kg is too low...but I never had trouble keeping that limit! :lol:
My ultimate marker in the sand is 70kg. I NEVER travel over that...ok once - but I was on holiday and running hours on end wasn't enough...one day only I slipped over by 0.3kg. Absolutely hated doing that...I like to keep as clear from 70kg as I can. Only a few times have I actually hit the 70kg mark - while not technically a failure, it is something that I don't like doing.

Everyday is still a challenge. Some days you will find me exercising like a mad fool like a boxer trying to make weight for a boxing match!
Yesterday is a good example. I had lunch and went to do a magic show. The client after the show insists that I eat with them...I beg off to no avail. I'm presented with a plate serve three times the amount that I would have served. Then followed with a cake twice the size I would have had. I have to eat the lot...because I'm carefully watched (the host cooked this...and he is proud of his cooking - which he should be...because it is really good!). So what do I do? I use the skills that I learnt during weight loss. This meal became my dinner (served early at 3pm! :shock: ). Later at dinner time when I got home I had a few pieces of fruit and lots of water. Next day got up really early, stepped on the scales to preview the damage and figured that I need to do an extra half hour of exercise - so two hours later (30 minutes and my regular 90 minutes)...I make weight (69.8kg).

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Re: JP's 100 Kg pledge

Postby JP1 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:01 am

Sounds good Kim, I'm the same with adapting meals to suit and missing one if I've eaten too much elsewhere.. It's perfectly OK when I'm in 'diet' mode but my problem has been TOTALLY going off plan whilst I'm on holiday, which is quite regularly for me.. That's something I will have to work n starting this Easter when I have another 2 weeks away, it's going to be a huge test!
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Re: JP's 100 Kg pledge

Postby Blitz » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:18 pm

New situations require new thinking.

My last holiday nearly done me in but since then I've been thinking about how I would tackle the next one. One of the things I thought of was that I probably will be able to casually join a fitness centre as a visitor and be able to use their equipment. Another idea was to trim down before the holiday so that I've got some leeway and wiggle room.

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Re: JP's 100 Kg pledge

Postby JP1 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:19 pm

Already on to joining the fitness club part time whilst away but the proof will no doubt be in the pudding!
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Re: JP's 100 Kg pledge

Postby Blitz » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:37 pm

...not the pudding - anything but the pudding! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: JP's 100 Kg pledge

Postby JP1 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:41 pm

:mrgreen:
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Re: JP's 100 Kg pledge

Postby Sarah91 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:08 pm

My daily pledge is not to gain any weight so I weigh everyday. I am very vigilant in keeping my weight now because it is really hard to lose weight and entails sacrifice and determination. So once I obtained my normal and ideal weight I ensure that i will keep it.
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Re: JP's 100 Kg pledge

Postby Blitz » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:26 am

It is always easier to maintain than re-lose weight.
After all...it's harder to get the pig back in the pen once he has been let out! :lol:

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Re: JP's 100 Kg pledge

Postby JP1 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:40 am

Just visiting this thread as per my pledge to myself re 100 Kgs.. am still under *but not comfortably so* but I just got to remind myself its a good feeling not to be in the 100's and want to remember what it felt like above that threshold! :|
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Re: JP's 100 Kg pledge

Postby Blitz » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:56 am

Remember past victories to inspire future success! 8)

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Re: JP's 100 Kg pledge

Postby JP1 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:03 pm

Blitz wrote:Remember past victories to inspire future success! 8)

Kim

Where is the like button? ah wrong medium..
8)
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Re: JP's 100 Kg pledge

Postby JP1 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:48 am

The more distance l get between 100 Kgs and where I am today the better..
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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