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Re: JP's Eleven week challenge..

Postby CronicBadger » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:46 pm

It's not "failure", it's "deferred success", if you keep getting back up on the horse. :-)

Dusting yourself off and continuing on regardless of how you perceive the situation is a good habit to learn, and is also a transferable life-skill.
Striving to improve in every way possible.
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Re: JP's Eleven week challenge..

Postby Blitz » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:42 pm

CronicBadger wrote:It's not "failure", it's "deferred success", if you keep getting back up on the horse. :-)

Dusting yourself off and continuing on regardless of how you perceive the situation is a good habit to learn, and is also a transferable life-skill.

Absolutely agree with you there Marc...
It ain't over until they put the lid on and lower you into the ground.
Hopefully by then it will be a much smaller box! :shock: :lol:

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Re: JP's Eleven week challenge..

Postby JP1 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:20 am

matchbox wrote:Fantastic job!! How ya going now JP?

Hey long time Lexi, how are you?
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: JP's Eleven week challenge..

Postby JP1 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:21 am

Blitz wrote:
matchbox wrote:Fantastic job!! How ya going now JP?

Badly I suspect!...but I do hope that I'm wrong...
Come back JP!...time to saddle up again and continue the journey. :)

Kim

Haha, wasn't too hard to guess was it, if I'm MIA, it usually ain't good news..
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: JP's Eleven week challenge..

Postby Blitz » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:57 pm

I guess not...but it is good to see you back again mate. :D

Every time we fall down it isn't failure - so long as we have learnt from the experience and then pick ourselves up to continue. 8)

It ain't over until the fat lady is slimmed!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: JP's Eleven week challenge..

Postby JP1 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:31 am

Haha yeah, its funny I been struggling with my weight ever since I was 19, even when in the Army in 1980's I was always a few kilo's heavy, my mental fitness more than compensated when guys much fitter than me couldn't hack it..

I've never really exploded in weight, its always been a gradual creep and even when I'm at my binge-iest worst (is that even a word?) Xmas/NY's/early Jan I manage to stay within a range..
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: JP's Eleven week challenge..

Postby Blitz » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:55 pm

For me, weight gain was a gradual thing.
Each year I was a little bit bigger.
Like the proverbial frog in the pot of water on the stove.
No problem at first but all that heat starts to add up! :lol:

It wasn't until the end of 2009 that things really started to accelerate for me.
Serious signs that my health was being compromised could no longer be ignored.
Even then it took another year for me to get my head right and start the journey.
In that year several of my friends were so concerned that they took the risk of our friendship to express their worry about me.
By the time I started I was well and truly ready to change.

It's time to use that mental fitness (and toughness) you have to bowl it over before that water gets too hot for you.
I know that you can do it. :D

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Re: JP's Eleven week challenge..

Postby JP1 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:04 am

Cheers Kim, as a matter of interest what was your gradual creep by year, bit of history would be interesting to know..
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: JP's Eleven week challenge..

Postby Blitz » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:35 pm

Who knows...for so many years I never went near a set of scales. :roll:
The only real indication I had was when I bought new clothes (a rarity as it was too convicting).
I seem to remember being size 102 pants at Target for a while and then each time having to buy bigger.
I worked my way through Target's "Big Men's" range until finally I had to go to a specialist shop. :shock:

This photo was taken in 1991.
I look passable in it but note the shirt is not tucked in and the clothes are baggy.
There are a lot of hidden sins in this photo even then!

The first time I weighed myself in years was 2008.
My wife and I had just bought our house.
She wanted peace of mind about that financial undertaking by insisting that I take out some life insurance.
So I ring up for a quote. It was going well - non-smoker - non-drinker...until we get to the question about how much I weigh.
I can't proceed without giving a number. So next day I buy some scales (a cheap spring type).
When I get home I discover that standing on it makes the arrow travel past the limit and then some!
I return the scales and get a set with a bigger limit.
I get a number which I can't remember (probably blocked it out) but I do know that it surprised me.
Then I ring up the insurance guys with the additional information.
It was going all so well again...until I gave out the number.
As soon as I said it I was rejected as too higher risk for insurance!
That was my first hint that not all was well in the state of Denmark! :lol:

Even then it took years for me to get real with myself.

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Re: JP's Eleven week challenge..

Postby go-girl » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:58 pm

Hi JP,

Mind if I join you in your 11-week challenge?!
I once managed to lose 10kg on this forum about 5 years ago - it was fun and motivational so I'm hoping to achieve a similar result this time. :D
I aim to lose 7kgs (approx. 1kg per week).

My stats:
Starting Weight: 76 Kgs
Goal Weight: 69 Kgs

Btw - you seem to be doing really well. Good luck with your challenge and hopefully we can keep ech other motivated!
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Re: JP's Eleven week challenge..

Postby Blitz » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:49 pm

Welcome back to the Forum Go-girl! :D

I reckon JP will love your company on this challenge.
The more the merrier!

I wish you all the best on your challenge.
If you need some advice or encouragement on your quest to a better future - I'll be happy to help. :D

Go-girl...GO!!! 8)
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Re: JP's Eleven week challenge..

Postby go-girl » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:40 pm

Hi Kim,

Thank you for your words of encouragement!
Looks like you've done exceptionally well yourself. WOW.

Btw, how do I get the tracker on here? And also, how do I had an avatar? Sorry, it's been a while. Thx.
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Re: JP's Eleven week challenge..

Postby Blitz » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:19 pm

I'm coming up to my 5th anniversary of successfully keeping the weight off.
It certainly been a life changing experience - and very character building! :lol:

I've never had a tracker but if you look in the "Special Topic" section you will find "Forum Help".
Click on to there and the first thread is "HOW TO COPY & PASTE A TICKER GRAPH".
That should clue you on the how to.

To get an avatar is easier.
Sign in and go to your User Control Panel click on Profile tab then Edit Avatar tab.
Your picture has to be 80x80 pixels.
To get that just put a jpeg (or the like) into a photo edit program and resize it.
Or you can download a ready made.
If you need some pointers...the third thread in the "Forum Help" is titled "Avatars and Signatures".

Go-girl...do you have a first name I can use?

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