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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby ***absolute_zero*** » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:44 pm

Hi Carlos :) Im looking forward to reading your progress .
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:31 pm

Good to see your all set for the week ahead. Just remember for some people they loose alot in the first week others dont. Your main conceren is to get into a routine of excersise and eating good.

Best of luck :D



I've been going at it since the start of January :p I did lose a fair bit in the first week though (2.5kg).
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Tummygirl » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:35 pm

im just saying dont loose sight if the scales arent as low as you thought...at least its a loss you know what i mean
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:58 pm

Ohhhh, I see what you mean now.


Anyway, I couldn't stay away from the scales.. I just had to check!


121.3! :D
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby ***absolute_zero*** » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:49 pm

Congrats on your weightloss Carlos :)
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:32 pm

I'm weighing in again tommorow, I expect to be in the 119's.
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby MagicGirl79 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:39 pm

Hey Carlos - welcome to the forum! You seem to have made really good progress so and you've made some positive changes.

In regards to weighing... I am a serial weigher, I know how tempting it can be to weigh yourself during the week. I only post one weight a week though and that's what I use as my ticker. That way I don't get upset about the usual weight fluctuations that everyone suffers from. If you're going to weigh regularly during the week, maybe just pick one day that will be your official weight loss - and also be prepared that due to normal fluctuations there may be times you'll jump on mid-week and have put on a little, but then by your official weigh-in it will have gone again. It happens to everyone!

Good luck with it all! :D
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:23 pm

Thanks MagicGirl. I weighed myself only a couple of times this past week despite the temptations to do it.


Weighed in today at 120.0... almost in the 119's (which is what I expected to be).. Wasn't what I expected to lose (maybe I would be in the 119's if I didn't eat a bloody kebab the other night for + a couple of killer truffles for desert :evil: ), but it's still a loss so I'm happy. I know I could be doing so much more but I'm still losing a kilo or more a week. (only really doing 20-30 minutes excersize every couple of days when I could be going for an hour or more I think. I plan to start doing more soon.)


I've changed what I do to excersize a bit now.


Every night I do 3 sets of 10 push ups.

2 sets of 30 body weight squats.

2 sets of 30 calf raises.

3 sets of 50 stomach crunches just before I go to bed.

And 20 normal sit ups.


Every couple of days I go for a 15 minute jog, and every couple hundred meters I either get down and do 5-10 pushups, jog again for 200 meters, get down and do sit ups... jog again and then at the next 200 or so sprint for 50 meters.. and keep repeating.


I'm going to start doing more though because it feels like I could be doing more.

Oh, and also setting the boxing bag up tonight. I dislocated my index finger at basketball during the week so I might not hit into it for a few days!






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And I need abit of help with what I'm eating.


I've been eating 4 weet bix biscuits in milk for breakfast every morning this week (with no sugar ofcourse), are weet bix healthy to eat? I did look on google but it only really took me to the weet bix site (ofcourse their own site is going to tell me it's healthy!)

Also I'm having trouble deciding what to have for lunch every day, I want something that's healthy but something that I don't need to spend like 20 minutes preparing and using stuff that I got in the house already.
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:42 am

Ok, I probably did my most exersize today (apart from the days I have basketball.)


Did my usual calf raises, sit-ups, pushups etc... and did about 15 minutes of beating the crap out of my boxing bag too and then went for a 15 minute jog (the boxing was way tougher than the jog, full body work out).. And was playing footy out in the street with mates.


I'm tempted to weigh myself in the morning but I'll just weight unti Monday.
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:28 am

You're doing really well Carlos. Good on you!

Regarding your question about Weet Bix, the best thing is always to read the side of the packet while you're in the supermarket. Compare the nutritional values per serving to other cereals. As far as I know Weet Bix are pretty good. They are low GI so the energy lasts quite a while and they keep you feeling fuller longer. Check the ingredients list, though. I can't remember if it's Vita Brits or Weet Bix, but one of them has sugar added the other one doesn't.
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:33 pm

Haven't posted here for a while but I'm still plugging away... I've actually dropped weight during Easter instead of putting it on! I'm down to 116.7 now.

I think I can be 115 by the 3rd or 4th of April.
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:14 pm

Hi Carlos,
Welcome to the forum!

I started (properly started) at about 110kg and that was now over 2 years ago (where does time go?). It sounds like you have a good attitude at the moment and that's fantastic! Particularly with the easter period, well done!!

My advice would be to take things at a pace that you're comfortable with. If you go out too hard you risk injury or finding things more difficult than you can handle. The other thing is to start with a food/exercise diary so you can see EXACTLY what's going on, and find an exercise regime that suits YOU. For me it's cycling, because it's low impact and I can incorporate it into my life through using it as transport to work/uni. Other people find team sports, or gyms etc better for them. The key is for it to me long term and not seen as a chore or punishment.

As far as specific exercise advice, I'd perhaps say to up your cardio - the pushups etc are good for toning and building muscle mass (thereby increasing resting metabolism) and will burn some fat, but you could probably turn up the cardio for a bit more burn... the basketball might help with that (just watch your knees and ankles, not sure how tall you are, but at 116kg, it's still asking a lot of them to be jumping around - I know mine were agony usually). I'm biased, but cycling might be a good option :D

Apart from that, I think you're doing well and the weight loss rate is really good at the moment for your point in the journey... congratulations!!!
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:46 pm

not sure how tall you are, but at 116kg, it's still asking a lot of them to be jumping around - I know mine were agony usually). I'm biased, but cycling might be a good option



I'm right on 6 foot..... I've been playing basketball since I was a little kid and never had leg injuries so I should be fine. Thanks for the help
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:25 pm

Excellent! If you've been doing it before and know it works for you, go for it!!
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15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:16 am

I think I can be 115 by the 3rd or 4th of April.


Didn't get it! :evil:


It's the 4th now and I'm 115.3

If I can get to 110 by the end of april... I'm going to be an extremely happy fella!

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And a quick question..

I've started drinking this stuff called ultra slim lately (my dad brang it home from shopping, unexpected lol)... it's some kind of meal replacement thing, I had some for breakfast (250ml) in skim milk and I wasn't hungry until dinner time. I just want to ask if anyone has experience with this stuff and if it is good for you???? because it tastes far too good to be healthy!
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