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Re: 3 Month Challenge : Apr 1 - Jun 30

Postby Blitz » Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:05 pm

What is better than a seven in the second column? A SIX! - very good work JP! 8) 8) 8)

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Re: 3 Month Challenge : Apr 1 - Jun 30

Postby CronicBadger » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:15 pm

Starting Weight: 92
Goal Weight: 86
Current Weight: 90
01/04: 92
08/04: 92
14/04: 90 (one day early)

I'll be away from the scales tomorrow - a weigh-day (pun intended) - so weighed myself this morning. A lot of that weight loss, perhaps 1 to 1.5 kilos, will be due to the lower amount of food and water in my intestines thanks to my changed eating habits. According to my calculation there should only be a few hundred grammes of actual fat loss.

A quick thanks to Blitz who suggested in the January Challenge sub-board to stop whining about stress and using it as an excuse to binge. I slapped myself back to sense and took control again. It's a weird situation - I spent a year losing 50 kilos without ever falling off the wagon - but now I'm doing this self-sabotage thing all the time. At least I recognise it for what it is. The mind is an odd and dangerous thing. But talking about it still doesn't address the issue - acting positively to address the weight and mind issue is the only way to fix it. Or, more simply put, fixing it will fix it.
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Re: 3 Month Challenge : Apr 1 - Jun 30

Postby JP1 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:50 pm

Yeah I don't know if I'd say it was self sabotage but when you get into a range you feel comfortable in its easy to get distracted.. I've often fallen for this one and before you know it, your are just swept up in bad habits once again..
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 107 Kg (3 May 2019)
Current :105 Kg (17 May 2019)
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) : 99.2 Kg (31 May 2016) : 104.7 Kg (10 May 2019)
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Re: 3 Month Challenge : Apr 1 - Jun 30

Postby melic » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:50 pm

Another 2.4kg this week, that's 5kg down in 2 weeks, I'm not expecting the massive losses to continue for long, but while they do it's AWESOME!!! Hoping for 1.5-2kg this week coming
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Re: 3 Month Challenge : Apr 1 - Jun 30

Postby JP1 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:53 pm

Nice going Melic, couple of great losses there.. They do taper off after a while but just stay focused..
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Current :105 Kg (17 May 2019)
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Re: 3 Month Challenge : Apr 1 - Jun 30

Postby Blitz » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:21 am

Excellent progress Amelia!...make hay while the sun shines! :D

Keep at it!

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Re: 3 Month Challenge : Apr 1 - Jun 30

Postby Blitz » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:41 am

CronicBadger wrote:I slapped myself back to sense and took control again. It's a weird situation - I spent a year losing 50 kilos without ever falling off the wagon - but now I'm doing this self-sabotage thing all the time. At least I recognise it for what it is. The mind is an odd and dangerous thing. But talking about it still doesn't address the issue - acting positively to address the weight and mind issue is the only way to fix it. Or, more simply put, fixing it will fix it.


Badger, you certainly have the skill SETT ( :lol: ) to turn it around!

The food and the exercise is the easy part. It's the mind - always the mind that is the problem. Keep working that muscle between the ears and it will all come together! :D

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Re: 3 Month Challenge : Apr 1 - Jun 30

Postby ganymede » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:13 am

CronicBadger wrote:Starting Weight: 92
Goal Weight: 86
Current Weight: 90
01/04: 92
08/04: 92
14/04: 90 (one day early)

I'll be away from the scales tomorrow - a weigh-day (pun intended) - so weighed myself this morning. A lot of that weight loss, perhaps 1 to 1.5 kilos, will be due to the lower amount of food and water in my intestines thanks to my changed eating habits. According to my calculation there should only be a few hundred grammes of actual fat loss.

A quick thanks to Blitz who suggested in the January Challenge sub-board to stop whining about stress and using it as an excuse to binge. I slapped myself back to sense and took control again. It's a weird situation - I spent a year losing 50 kilos without ever falling off the wagon - but now I'm doing this self-sabotage thing all the time. At least I recognise it for what it is. The mind is an odd and dangerous thing. But talking about it still doesn't address the issue - acting positively to address the weight and mind issue is the only way to fix it. Or, more simply put, fixing it will fix it.


I feel very similar right now Badger re: self sabotage and the mind being an odd and dangerous place :lol: Funny how our brains can very easily convince ourselves why we need to slack off or eat bad food but when it comes to being healthy and exercising, we can will our mind to resist with all the strength it can muster :P

Best laid plans... I want to go to the gym tonight and have a few casual sessions to see if it's for me before I join. I really think it's a good idea to have that support right now and considering some PT sessions, at least one to get a program of sorts drawn up :lol: I figure if I give myself a year at the gym, I should well and truly see myself at goal. I really want to try and do the C25K except the treadmill version (I'm not at that stage of fitness that I can jog with incline!) and give myself a goal of 30 minutes jogging within a couple of months. I've managed 15 twice now so fingers crossed I should see that as a reality soon!

Of course I'm the lone ranger at work today as my friend is sick so that probably means overtime and I have stuff to send to the solicitor and figures to go through again and paperwork to drop off to my ex's "house" :roll: I am told myself I WILL make time for the gym though. Even if I have to do gym then come home, eat and sleep, I WILL do it.

And you know why? Because I have officially hit ROCK BOTTOM. I know I'm doing badly, like REALLY badly. I am the worst self-saboteur right now and any excuse will do. Yesterday it was breaking down in tears at the GP because my life feels ruined etc :roll: apparently that's a great excuse to eat fried chicken and cookies the size of my head :roll: (not kidding!) so NO MORE. I felt utterly disgusting and upset with myself afterwards. And I decided I don't want that for myself. And yes it will be hard, of course it will. It's hard at the best of times, let alone when I'm up and down all day and struggling just to get through each day. But I really want those 70's and I'm so much closer than I was and I want to make sure I don't get any further away from them than I am now.

All talk I know but it's about time I got to the action...
- Shelley

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GOAL: To live life happy and healthy, to experience nature to the fullest through hiking, wading and climbing. To have that everlasting energy to achieve the things I want to achieve.
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Re: 3 Month Challenge : Apr 1 - Jun 30

Postby JP1 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:36 pm

Don't know what to say to make the pain go away Shelley but you just have to take it day by day and just look after yourself.. Maybe go out for some long walks and really try to get your mind in the right frame? Think positively and I wish you every success in the world with this.. breaking up is always painful for at least one party but it is a part of life too.. Good luck!
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 107 Kg (3 May 2019)
Current :105 Kg (17 May 2019)
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) : 99.2 Kg (31 May 2016) : 104.7 Kg (10 May 2019)
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Re: 3 Month Challenge : Apr 1 - Jun 30

Postby ganymede » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:58 pm

It's a relief just to vent sometimes JP, trust me :lol:

I know gradually the days where I'm "okay" will become more frequent and I'll start to think about him less and associate every single thing with him less and begin to be able to shrug off my feelings rather than let them consume be like a black hole :roll: I think what has made this all the harder is that I can't sever ties with him straight away like I would have liked and would have DONE under any other circumstance. But no, I still have to see his dumb face that I still love so much and part of me enjoys it even though it's a classic pleasure and pain scenario and will do me NO GOOD.

It's mainly the NOW that is kicking my butt. It all seems extremely hard and overwhelming and like I'm sinking into toffee and I can't get out. I'm going to my first counseling session on Thursday (thankfully before Easter!) so hopefully that gives me some much needed venting. In the mean time, I'm going to get on that treadmill and burn some cals! Tonight might not be a huge workout as I'll need to chat to them about my options if I decide to join as I'd like to do it before the long weekend so I can workout so I don't end up bored.

Anyway, will ease back into it. I bought a Heart Rate Monitor too and I'm really excited about giving it a try.
- Shelley

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Re: 3 Month Challenge : Apr 1 - Jun 30

Postby Blitz » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:44 am

What you guys may need to do is re-capture your reasons for losing weight in the first place. Re-capture your motivation so to speak.

Why are you losing weight? Have you got one main reason or have you got a myriad of them? Do you contemplate daily how your life will be so much better once you have lost the weight? Do you take stock about how far you have already come...and how good that feels...and how much better yet you will feel once you have reached goal?

Re-develop that big picture in your head. Make it more important than all the hassles that are going on in your life. Don't fear success...change is scary...but trust me - it is going to be worth it.

Here is a secret...a secret full of hope...as good as you have imagined life after reaching goal could be - the reality is; IT IS FAR BETTER THAN YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE!

Stop kneecapping your efforts and start filling your heads with the possibilities of a better future!

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Re: 3 Month Challenge : Apr 1 - Jun 30

Postby ganymede » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:15 am

You're right, Kim. And I think a list could be helpful which I'll add to my other topic of all the reasons why I want this for MYSELF. That needs to be my number one focus right now. A day dream about reaching goal all the time, or even now, I dream about just being in the 70's again! Time to stop dreaming and start doing...
- Shelley

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Re: 3 Month Challenge : Apr 1 - Jun 30

Postby Blitz » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:57 pm

Shelley - never mind a daydream!...a solid vision of the future no less is what is needed! 8)

It's just an idea to get a little more um-mph into your drive.

How's the heart monitor going? My sister got me a real snazzy one for my birthday once...I couldn't figure how to use it! :shock: :lol:
Just don't wear it when you are chatting up all those guys at the local gym - it will be a dead give-away! :lol:

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Re: 3 Month Challenge : Apr 1 - Jun 30

Postby JP1 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:11 am

Starting Weight: 99.3 Kgs
Goal Weight: 89.9 Kgs
Current Weight: 95.6 Kgs
Loss this week: 1.7 Kgs
Loss this challenge: 3.7 Kgs

01/04: 99.3 Kgs
04/04: 98.7 Kgs
11/04: 97.3 Kgs
17/04: 95.6 Kgs
25/04:
02/05:
09/05:
16/05:
23/05:
30/05:
06/06:
13/06:
20/06:
27/06:
01/07:
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 107 Kg (3 May 2019)
Current :105 Kg (17 May 2019)
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) : 99.2 Kg (31 May 2016) : 104.7 Kg (10 May 2019)
Target : 90 Kg by 9 Aug 2019
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Re: 3 Month Challenge : Apr 1 - Jun 30

Postby JP1 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:14 am

Won't have time for this tomorrow so a day early but glad to report a nice movement again this week.. Will be on holiday now until early May so the chances of there being any downside is probably about the same as the chances of finding life on Mars :mrgreen: - still being in the 95s gives me something to protect so we'll see what happens! :|
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 107 Kg (3 May 2019)
Current :105 Kg (17 May 2019)
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) : 99.2 Kg (31 May 2016) : 104.7 Kg (10 May 2019)
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