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Postby luse_it_all » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:56 pm

Hello gang

How is everyone!?

(Before I start, I’d like to remind you that I started my weight loss journey at 125 kg on the 22nd of September)

I have cut myself from everyone and everything this last week! And it felt damn great to shut down from all the “weight loss” crap in my head, and from my friends who now know that I am on a weight loss journey and sometimes feel so awkward when they are eating a chocolate cake, which is weird because I don’t mind that, I even had some of the cake!

So, here’s what happened! This week was supposed to be my medical examination that I needed to complete for my student visa requirements, which is such a hassle. So I went to see the doctor on Sunday night and he scolded me about me weight – as if I didn’t already scold myself – and I felt so bad because I didn’t intend to get to this weight; things happen and I decided to move on and I am now moving on!
So the doctor really got me down, and he told me that he was concerned and that I needed to see a specialist so that he makes sure that I am not medically ill and that I am otherwise healthy and able to live on my own and that my weight won’t be an obstacle when it comes to Uni. And also, since I am anemic, that made him worry even more. He put me on the scale and I weighed at 122.3 KG and he said that I should be eating 1000 calories per day, not 1200, not 1500…

He asked me to do a blood test the day after, and after the results come out, I should see the specialist. I did exactly that and for two days, I didn’t do ANYTHING, I didn’t obsess about weight stuff, about exercising or any of that. Which didn’t really feel that great, but I was so paralyzed by what the blood test results might show (I was freaked that my blood hemoglobin would be too low and that I might need a blood transfusion). So, I ate around 3 times a day, stopped when I felt that I wasn’t hungry any more, and did nothing but stay in bed and read books!

When I went to the specialist he told me that my hemoglobin was 10.3, which is still lower than the range of healthy (12 – 15) for women, but I felt great because it was higher than last time (8). He gave me iron tablets to bring that up.

Anyway, he put me on the scale, and guess what!?! I weighed 121.3 KG!!! I was thrilled; I actually lost weight in those 2 days! And today, I weighed in after 2 days and I weigh 120.7…!

I have been eating healthy for the past month or so, I have been moving around, working out whenever I am free, but not as much as I would like! If am craving brownies, I make my own, but make sure they are low fat with less calories… which is amazing because they taste great..

I realized that I can’t and won’t allow myself to be obsessed about my weight! I will still lose it, and my goal is still to be 50 Kgs by next year, but that doesn’t mean that this journey needs to take over my life… it gets me down when I weigh myself and find that I haven’t lost any weight or gained or whatever..

So what I will do now is everything I know HOW to do; keep eating healthy, eat what I want, eat less, and move around whenever I can. And that makes me happy!
I figured that I needed to say that to someone, and you people have been here from the day I signed up… so I will try to post my progress and also my weight change whenever I feel like weighing myself, and I won’t give that a specific time, I’ll just do it when I feel like it…

8) A special thank you to JP 8)

SW:125 (Sep 07)
CW:120.7 (21 Nov 07)
GW:50 (Nov 08)
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Postby Mandie » Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:48 am

Well done on being healthy and losing the weight!

I have to say, the doctor sounds really.. mean! I hate it when doctors get all mean on people who need to lose weight... maybe the harsh approach works for some, but for most it's just mean!

And 1000 calories is too low for anyone, particularly someone of your weight.. I'd go for somewhere between 1500-2000 (I weigh a bit less than you and I'm on 1800 cals at the moment). 1000 cals is too low calorie, you will be more likely to "rebel" and binge! I am managing to stay healthy and happy and I don't feel hungry because with 1800 cals and sensible choices you can eat quite a bit if you need to :)

Best of luck, carry on being healthy!
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Postby help6363 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:50 am

Hey! :D

Well done on losing weight....GREAT WORK!!!

I look forward to reading about your successful weight loss progress in the near future!

Have a great day


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Postby luse_it_all » Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:48 am

I suppose the doctor was mean, but i think he was right! i mean not entirely, but kind of!! like i know i shoulda lost the weight a long time ago.. any who, that doesn't matter! the past is gone, and all i have is my present that i can work hard at to get to that bright future :)

Yesterday a friend of mine came to my place to say hi, and i haven't seen her in a year, and she was looking at me and she said, did u lose weight? your face looks kind of smaller!! OH MY GOD
I was so happy about that.. and the same thing happened today when I saw a really old friend that i haven't seen in almost 3 years since college :S and she 1st said, you look really tired, and then she was like, oh no, you lost weight right!!

I felt so happy about that!! and I know am doing the right thing.. ugh it is soooo rewarding when people realise that you've lost weight!! 8)

Thanks for the support :)
there will be much more loss in the future :P
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Postby JP1 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:11 am

well done on your loss Rory, keep at it, you know the basics now of what you need to do so persevere and I'm sure that progress will continue.
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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Postby Mandie » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:31 am

hooray, it's great when people notice. keep up the great work!
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:47 am

well done Rory. Whatever you're dong it seems to be working for you!
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Postby luse_it_all » Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:51 pm

Thank you for the comments you guyz are great!! :D

So, I wanted to tell everyone what I am doing!

when i started out this, i had no idea what i was doing, but i started counting my calories on (FitDay) - i bought the PC software - and i never miss a day.. it logs my activities, daily cals, mood, journal, weight and all of that.. i love using it because i always know what am eating and i know if i am eating nutritional stuff or just fat..

I was aiming for something like 40% carbs, 30% Protein, 30% Fat... i get good days and bad ones, and if my fat is too much, i try to find where it came from, and i try to cut that down or basically remove it from my diet..

So this has been working out for me, and IN CASE i had a bad day where i ate too much, i log that in aswell, this way i see if i ate too much that i'd gain or maintain.. and thank god, it never reached high enough to gain, or even maintain!!!!! so am losing!

I planned to get a daily of 1200 cals, and if it ever got high it wouldn't exceed 1500..

but my doctor told me that i need to be doing 1000 cals a day! sooo, I am doing that for the next week or two, and hopefully i lose more weight to that... (it's kind of convinient because I am busy this week and can't workout)

As for my workout.. well, I have a stationary bike in my room, and I've been using that from 30 mns to an hour, depending on the day i had!! i do that around 5x a week! but I am going to start walking as soon as my schedule is fixed...

(I took the week off to work on my body :P and I got busy with my family, with my Visa and all of that, the only time i am home is when i wake up in the morning and go to bed at night :P)

Also, I go to the gym once or twice a week to play squash... if you haven't tried it, you should, it's great fun!! but youtube squash 1st to get the rules of the game :P the 1st time time we played it we really played it wrong, but who cares right, I got my 1 hour workout!! :D

So, This is what I do!! I know, I talk too much!!

Tonight, i have a family day out... BBQing!! :S god knows how many cals i'll eat tonight!!!! wish me luck!

I'll update you with my progress....
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Postby luse_it_all » Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:01 pm

I had the dinner last night.. and it was amazing.. i had so much fun, and I didnt over eat... I simply enjoyed being with my family...

Today was pretty difficult.. I don't know if i mentioned this before, but I have to now take Iron tablets (once a day), and I have for the past 3 days now.. and I am dreading it more and more.. this version of Iron is supposed to be easy on the stomach and the body in general (it's called, EASY IRON :roll: )

The reason I am hating it is because it's a capsule.. and when I take the capsule, I eventually taste it in my mouth!! and I hate that soooo much! yesterday I had orange juice with it.. today, I had chocolate!! I am not regreting the chocolate, I don't eat chocolate all the time, and it tasted great... it wasn't Too much though,, so i am fine about that...

everything else is totally fine,, the only thing that's making it harder for me is the Iron Medicine! other that than, I am doing great!
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Postby chubbywife79 » Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:23 pm

Hi Rory, congrates on the weightloss whatever you doing keep it up. I know what you mean about taking capsules especially iron ones I hate them to.
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Postby shelbel » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:23 am

Ooh that sounds like the cod liver oil tablets i sometimes take, if i buy the wrong ones, they repeat on me all day, which is not pleasant as no one wants fishy breathe! Yuko!

Glad to hear your travelling along nicely! Your going fab!! :D
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Postby luse_it_all » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:49 am

I just got back from work, I am Sooooo Exhausted!! I had last week off, so adjusting to being back in the office was sooooooo soooooo boring and I was sleepy the whole day..

I have a HORRIBLE tooth ache :( which will be checked out tomorrow after work! so i have to live with it for now!!

I didnt work out today, but I walked a long distance from the car to the office (The closed up the free parking for a new building that's coming up, so now the paid parking is all we have, and even those aren't that many, soooo, that means that I won't always find a good parking), and i also took the stairs up for 4 floors... and I was pretty much on my feet the whole day!!! so am gonna let today slide!

I am craving something Junk-Like! but I am too tired to drive out, if my brothers will get me some junk food, i'll be happy, if not,, i guess i'll have regular dinner at home!!

I am doing well overall.. and I think i'll be alright this week...
i've got this calorie thing figured out perfectly!
I do a couple of days of 1000 cals a day, and then some days with 1200 cals, and then some 1500 cals a day.. depending on my cals per day, I work out or not work out... this way, each part compliments the other!
If I ever went overboard with the calories, I just exercise more than the usual, which is 30 - 60 minutes per day..!
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Postby luse_it_all » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:18 am

I haven’t posted any updates on what I’ve been doing… It’s all good; everything in my life is kind of falling into place. Work is good, but I downgraded to part time because I never had time before to do anything OTHER than work. So today I left work at 2P.M, normally I would leave at 5:30 or 6 and I’d get home at around 7 or 8 depending on the traffic jam :S so the new system is amazing, I am home by 2:30 or MAX 3 PM…
Starting from tomorrow I’ll be going for a daily walk… up till now, I’ve been moving around and on my feet for the most of the days, ESPECIALLY today, so exercise wasn’t a problem… but I’d like to walk every day, the weather is amazing this time of the year, it’ll be like this till it’s time for me to leave, which is perfect cuz by the time am in Australia, the weather in Australia will become better (I believe so) I think the summer will be ending if am not mistaken; that’s around mid Feb or so!

Hmm, what else…!??
Well, I am currently waiting for my student Visa to be ready, once that’s completed, I can start looking for a place to live in and make flight bookings… I’ve already started shopping for stuff I’d need and so on!

As for my weight… like I mentioned before, I don’t want to obsess about weight loss,, so I haven’t done any weigh-ins lately, and I am currently not planning to.. Scales make me depressed and I’ve been having a great time lately so I don’t want to mess with that… BUT, EVERY ONE I meet has been telling me that it seems I’ve lost weight; WHICH is the MAIN reason I started this journey... So, I am Proud to say that I am still on this journey to my healthy life-style (which I am easily embracing btw).. And the fact that people are noticing that I am losing weight, and that my jeans are now a bit too loose on my hips is just so satisfying and that makes it a lot easier to not want to hop on the scales!! I actually had to stop and buy me some belts so my jeans won’t fall off of me!
I am hoping that by the time I DO decide to weigh myself, I’ll be 118 or if am THAT LUCKY 115!! Which I think might happen by the end of this month, or if my daily walks go really well, then mid December :D

Wish me luck, and I hope everyone is doing as great as me :D
Luv u all xo
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Postby lng86 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:54 am

Congratulations for feeling great, receiving compliments, and your jeans being loose!!!

That is awesome.

It is down hill for here (in a good way!).

Best wishes,
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Postby loveat116 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:47 am

Hi Rory, well done on the weight loss so far!

I dont think your doctor should be telling you do eat that low.

If you reduce your calories by alot (your only eating 30% of maintenance) then your more likely to plateu earlier.

Maybe you should see another doctor or a specialist dietician? My GP set up my diet plan, and I eat 1500 calories a day MINIMUM, and I only have 3kg to lose.

So you could probably eat up to 2000 calories a day and still lose weight, eating that low will just wreck your metabolism. I wouldn't trust your doctor if I were you, maybe get a second opinion.
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