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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:48 pm

Tams wrote:Such interesting reading Carlos!

I really liked some of those mantras. I also am finding the constant exercise draining and daunting - mine is a bit different to yours though, as I'm coming back from a serious injury, so 1.5hrs of rehab each day is pretty exhausting to the mind. I try not to think about it and 'just do it'! I will remember some of your lines to help me too :)

I wonder why the eating at certain times results in those reactions? It's good you have been able to find a solution that works...but maybe at some point also good to get some medical checks?

I loved your dinners. So yummy and healthy! I also cook everything I eat from scratch - totally believe it is the way to go for optimum health :)

Your thought that tomorrow I will look better than today...I'm going to use that as my inspiration to get over my latest slump...

Thanks Tams!

Yeah, medical checks are definitely on the agenda. I did study it a bit before I jumped into it, so I'm sure it is safe as long as fluid intake is up and I get all the right vitamins, etc - but I will get checked soon. I have a blood pressure monitor already, along with blood/glucose reader from when my mum had a stroke, so I use those once or so a fortnight to make sure I'm getting the right readings
http://www.weightloss.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=13874&p=145759#p145759

Start: 135kg
Current: 85kg
Goal: 75kg
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:52 am

Lost another 3.5kg since the last update. I seem to be losing between 1.4 and 2.2kg a week.

Went to the doctor during the week and I checked out fine. When I told him about my eating routine, he said it's fine - as long as I keep drinking enough and don't run off too much of a calorie deficit
http://www.weightloss.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=13874&p=145759#p145759

Start: 135kg
Current: 85kg
Goal: 75kg
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:32 am

Down another 1.5kg

Bit annoying having to buy new pants all the time, but very happy about it at the same time haha. I always buy 1 pair that's one size smaller than the others, so I have something to work for... and after a month or so they fit me perfectly and I move on to the next size

Also, my belt that I had to add a hole right on the edge just to get around my waist is actually too big for me now. If I put it on the last hole it hangs loose and if I try to wear it on the hole that I added just so it could fit me a couple of months ago, I can literally use it like a hoola hoop!

Having a rest day today because I did some p90x yesterday morning, followed up by a 5.2km run at night (first time I've been able to do that in 5 years), so my body's feeling the pinch right now! Might still ending up doing some weight training later though
http://www.weightloss.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=13874&p=145759#p145759

Start: 135kg
Current: 85kg
Goal: 75kg
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Tams » Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:37 am

Great!! Must be so rewarding seeing such consistent and tangible losses :)
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:46 am

Only lost 0.5kg this week, but a loss is a loss I guess!
http://www.weightloss.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=13874&p=145759#p145759

Start: 135kg
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:59 am

Not sure what happened, but I got on the scales yesterday and saw I was an extra 2kg lighter, and did it today again to make sure it was the right number.

Don't know how it happened, but I'll definitely take it!

That means I'm only 5kg away from my 14th of October target. If I remain consistent, I can smash that 2 months early, by mid August
http://www.weightloss.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=13874&p=145759#p145759

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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:08 am

I can now fit into some of my old medium sized tops without looking like a sausage! :shock: Some of them are still brand new pretty much, with tags on them, as I bought them when still skinny but with my weight skyrocketing... so I guess that's a money saver haha

Before I started a few months ago, I could only do up 1-2 buttons on my XXXL shirts.

Weigh in day was yesterday and I took off another 1.6kg. Felt I was a bit lazy last week, so I'm pushing it this week. Last night's workout was brutal, so every part of my body is aching right now! Hoping I can recover over the day so I can go again tonight
http://www.weightloss.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=13874&p=145759#p145759

Start: 135kg
Current: 85kg
Goal: 75kg
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Blitz » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:01 am

I found op shops a great place to buy clothes when I was losing weight.
Buying new stuff was a waste of money because what was once was a tight fit soon become a sack on me.
I held off buying expensive stuff until I reached goal.

I can really relate to your belt problems.
I was adding new holes in my belt almost weekly.
Once I got the belt around my body nearly twice...I relented and bought (second hand - of cause) a new belt.
Become very expert in putting holes in belts though! :lol:

Glad to here that you are succeeding! :D

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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:31 am

Blitz wrote:I found op shops a great place to buy clothes when I was losing weight.
Buying new stuff was a waste of money because what was once was a tight fit soon become a sack on me.
I held off buying expensive stuff until I reached goal.

I can really relate to your belt problems.
I was adding new holes in my belt almost weekly.
Once I got the belt around my body nearly twice...I relented and bought (second hand - of cause) a new belt.
Become very expert in putting holes in belts though! :lol:

Glad to here that you are succeeding! :D

Kim

Haha I might head down to an op shop to see if they have anything decent for me. Cheers for the tip!

Weekly weigh-in was this morning - I've lost another 2.0kg this week

My exercise routine now is mostly just 20 minutes on the cross trainer in the morning, followed by 10 minutes rowing machine. At night I'll do my weight training and then lots of wind sprints up and down my back yard...burpees and other plyometric stuff. I usually just mix it up until I have nothing left in the tank. Then I rest 15 minutes and go for a run... 1km fast or 5km slow, depending on how my body's feeling.
http://www.weightloss.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=13874&p=145759#p145759

Start: 135kg
Current: 85kg
Goal: 75kg
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Blitz » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:53 am

Mixing up your exercise intensities and lengths is a great way to maximise its effectiveness.
Good work! 8)

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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:32 pm

Weekly check in... a bit of a lazy week, however I still lost 1kg
http://www.weightloss.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=13874&p=145759#p145759

Start: 135kg
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Goal: 75kg
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Blitz » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:33 am

Still a good solid number in anyone's books. :D
The closer you get to goal the harder then results come.

Don't begrudge those "lazy weeks" - often they are the weeks that the body needs to recover from all the pressure that you have been applying to it. Think of them as the rests between the rounds in a boxing match.
The only thing that you have to watch out for though is that you don't relax totally and miss the bell for the start of the next round! :shock: :lol:

Keep going - and win the fight! :D 8)

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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:55 pm

Another 1.5kg lost and that makes it 30kg lost since the 25th of May. Feels good knowing I've lost it so quick and without cheating - just by eating the right foods and consistently pushing my body...and not slipping (diet wise) when I need to rest my body. Not too far away from goal weight now and right now I'm 7kg lighter than what I had projected myself to be at this time

No loose skin so far, so I've been lucky there...even though I have a lot of stretch marks coming right around my stomach, but I guess you get that when you lose 60kg then put 50kg back on and take it all off again

Fitting into a smaller pant size again, too. Size 50 to size 34
http://www.weightloss.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=13874&p=145759#p145759

Start: 135kg
Current: 85kg
Goal: 75kg
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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Blitz » Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:01 am

Good work Carlos!
Always good to be ahead of the game...makes the pointy end more doable. 8)

Glad to hear that loose skin is not happening for you (whether through good genes, good age or good luck!).
I just lost the weight off the one time...and I've got enough loose skin to make gliding off a cliff possible! :shock: :lol:

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Re: Carlos' journey

Postby Carlos » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:54 am

Hit the 40kg mark recently. Haven't been going as hard in the last couple of months, but still losing 2-3kg a month. I've been doing more resistance training than anything, as cardio in this weather (around 40 degrees most days lately) feels like being in a death camp!

So I'm only about 10kg away from what I was before I started piling it on again last time, which is pretty unbelievable to me - I never thought I could get back here. Still a long way to go, for body and mind, but I feel... relieved, is the word I'll use, to have my life back on track
http://www.weightloss.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=13874&p=145759#p145759

Start: 135kg
Current: 85kg
Goal: 75kg
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