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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:57 pm

Good on you, Carlos! You're doing really well. :D
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:00 am

Just got a question.


Is it OK if I mix in a couple of tea spoons of sugar into my porridge for breakfast? I only did it once (a couple of days ago) but it makes it taste so much nicer... it didn't taste bad before, it's still nice... just that the sugar made it nicer.




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And I've also noticed that since I've been doing burpees, I've been losing weight much quicker (do about 50 a night, 5 sets x 10 reps). so anyone else trying to lose weight should probably give it a go.
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:24 am

Great tip on the burpees. I think I'll wait until my back is better to give them a go, though! :lol:

As to the sugar question, if you can factor it into your daily calorie intake I see no problem with it. 2 tsp of sugar contain about 50 calories so you'd either have to cut those calories from somewhere else, do 50 calories worth of extra exercise, or just accept that you'll lose weight at a slightly slower pace. You could always try it for a week and see if it has any negative impact on your weight loss.

There are other options for sweetening your food. Have you tried stevia? It's a natural zero calorie sweetener you can buy at health food shops. I use it for my coffee and sometimes in my porridge and I love it. The taste is slightly saccharine-like so it might take a while to get used to it, though.

Another option to sweeten porridge would be to add fruit. I add two chopped dates and two tablespoons of goji berries to mine. Or for added sweetness add some fruit juice as well as milk when you cook it. Of course this could end up adding more calories than the sugar would, but at least they wouldn't be empty calories. Goji berries and blueberry juice (which I'm adding to my porridge this week) are full of anti-oxidants. Dates have more fibre than prunes and are good for digestion. You could even grate an apple into it. Or add some nuts for added protein. The possibilities are endless!
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:47 pm

I didn't know that sugar had so much calories! I'll just have it with no sugar or sweeteners (it tasted fine without them anyway)
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Strawberry » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:08 pm

good on you with your weight loss carlos. With the porridge have you tried the uncle toby's fruit flavoured ones? When i eat porridge i add vanilla essence to it.
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:31 pm

104.9 as of yesterday morning.



Should be under 100 by the end of July unless something drastic happens.



I'm a bit worried now, I think I may be losing weight a little too fast... Jumped on the scales this morning and was 103.6 (that's more than 1kg loss since the last time I weighed myself.. And on the 8th of this month, I was 108kg... I did play a full game of basketball last night, and ran 5.2km the night before.. could that be the reason?? I'm not under eating or anything (even though a couple of family members have been asking me if I've been skipping meals).


Basically waht I've been eating lately is..

Porridge or weet bix for breakfast.

A couple of bananas or apples and some vita wheats for lunch.

Then pasta, sushi or something like that for dinner.

I'm not starving myself, and if I feel hungry I eat.


Someone told me losing 5kg in a month is unhealthy, that's why I'm posting this..

June 1, I was 109.3 - 24 days later I've almost lost an extra 6kg and might get to 7 by the end of the month.

I did say I was going to crank it up a gear this month so I could get to under 100 by August (looks like I'm going to do it easily now)... but have I gone overboard?? all I've really done is exercised more, the eating has stayed the same.

Thanks.
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Strawberry » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:36 pm

blokes usually lose weight faster than women. Are the people telling you your weight loss is to fast women?
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:50 pm

Yeah, one was my aunty. And one was my cousin (a guy).


My aunty used to call me fat all the time, and now she's saying i'm going anorexic and that I should eat more.. can't win with her..

And my cousin was talking about weight loss, saying that no diets work for him, etc, etc.. then I said to him "you should do what I've been doing, I'll help you out"... then he kind of snapped at me and said "Yeah, but I'm not into skipping meals, like you."

Is that a sign that I'm losing too much, too quick.. or do you think it's just a form of jealousy?
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:54 pm

Are you doing much weights or resistance work? The real concern when you lose weight quickly is that your body is consuming muscle as well as fat to fuel itself. This is bad because it weakens muscles which can end up slowing your metabolism in the long run, and can be very very bad for your health if you are dieting too drastically (many anorexics risk heart attacks because the heart muscle is damaged so much).

I wouldn't worry too much if you've lost 5kg in one month. Men gain muscle easier than women and lose weight quicker as well. I doubt you're doing yourself any damage. Just make sure you're getting enough protein to help rebuild those muscles and try and get some muscle-building activities into your schedule rather than relying mostly on cardio.
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby milkyway » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:16 pm

Bring on the double digits :D
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:57 pm

Are you doing much weights or resistance work? The real concern when you lose weight quickly is that your body is consuming muscle as well as fat to fuel itself. This is bad because it weakens muscles which can end up slowing your metabolism in the long run, and can be very very bad for your health if you are dieting too drastically (many anorexics risk heart attacks because the heart muscle is damaged so much).



Yeah, I do a lot of pushups and situps and stuff like that.


Bring on the double digits


Almost there! :D
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:54 am

I stepped on the scales this morning and was 102.8.


Which means I've officially lost 20kg since the day I first posted on this forum :D
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:43 am

Haven't posted on here lately (mainly because I haven't been on the computer for over a month)..


Anyway, I'm now 95.3. Still steadily losing about 1.2kg a week. Hopefully I can be about 92 by the end of August.
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:13 pm

94.5


Getting close to 90
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:02 pm

91.6 as of today


Can get to 87 by the end of the month if I give it my all.



Calorie king no longer says i'm obese, just "overweight" :P I've still got a few more kilos to shred because ive still got a bit of a gut and man boobage but you can only really notice when i'm not wearing a top.

If I can get to 83-85 I think that's where I'll stop and just maintain it at that.. and maybe tone up some muscles.
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