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Jasper's Progress

Postby jasper » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:01 am

I have started my weightloss journey many times. I have always been over weight even when i was a kid. In my last year of Uni when i was part-time i lost 20kgs on weight watchers which was really good but i was able to go to the Gym twice a day. I moved to the country after this and spent most of the time in the pub so put it all back on. I played sports like hockey and tennis and was always active.

I know what is right to eat and i have eaten fairly well in that regards but i do put on weight very easily. So i decided i needed to kickstart weightloss so I started Optislim a week ago. I feel that if i can replace meals i will not over eat or have a nice healthy sandwhich and then get the hot chips as well. My partner is also a big person but they also are helping me as well by cutting out all the bad stuff we eat.

So i started at 115kgs and lost 3.2 in the first week. I had a few headaches but they went after a few days. I am replacing 2 meals (breakfast & Lunch) and having a healthy dinner. I have a lot more energy than i have had previously. I walk the dog every night for 40 minutes and drinking lots of water.

I had a break through last night. I went to stay with my mum and dad and mum always has lollies and chocolates. I didnt have any and didnt really want any so that is a big step for me to say no to that!

Im hoping that this week will be a repeat of last but not as much as i think my body tends to get used to things and then maintains itself.
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Re: Jasper's Progress

Postby jasper » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:17 am

I have felt a little off this week due to TOTM. Felt like my system isnt working that well. I felt bloated even though i have been sticking to the plan. I went out for dinner on Wednesday for my partners birthday but managed not to over eat. Even left half of the meal on the plate.

This weekend we are out for parties so will be strict in regards to breakfast and dinner so if i happen to eat a few bad things for dinner i should be OK.

Not expecting as big a loss this week - about 1 kg i think - would expect a little more but not to worry.
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Re: Jasper's Progress

Postby jasper » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:20 am

Also for anyone using Optislim.

I had the soup for dinner last night and anyone who finds them not very nice i pit vegetables in with the soup (i mixed them with a blender) the cream of chicken soup with the veges was beautiful and very filling!
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Re: Jasper's Progress

Postby jasper » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:42 am

after a weekend of going out for dinners and lunches i have managed to drop another 1.2kgs for the week, Not as good as last week but i am happy with this. I think if i dont lose too much too quickly then i will be better in the long run.

When i went out for a meal i managed to only have a shake or a bar for the other two meals and tried to stick to a healthy option even though it mean eating some bread. even though this method cust out the carbs it still allows some in the diet and i think you need some.

I dont have issues with drinking as much water as i can but sometimes i think maybe im drinking too much?

My partner is being very supportive through all this - he is a big too and decided to replace one meal with a shake and then eat healthy meals all other times as much as he can. I have seen a difference in him as well and is dropping a few kilos as well. Thats why i put on so much weight as we were eating not very well on weekends.

I know how to eat right - just need to ensure we do.

As for exercise i used to go to the gym but would much rather walk my dog. Not as much calorie burning but time factors play such a big role for me and i have found over the years the best time for me to exercise is about mid morning - impossible with a full-time job. I am enjoying walking at the moment and the dog loves it too. I have gone from walking 2 days a week to average of 5-6 days. I have loads of injuries over the years and operations on ankles and knees and this has helped so much.

I also sleep much better as well i believe and my tiredness levels are now decreased.

Keep going!!!
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Re: Jasper's Progress

Postby jasper » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:21 am

Can anyone shed some light on why im not losing much weight this week. I havent changed anything im doing.I have shake for breakfast and optislim bar for lunch. I then have a healthy meal for dinner or a soup with vegetables. I walk 40-50 minutes per night.

I also have and apple or carrots during the day with a low sugar/fat yoghurt after dinner. But my calories intake is only about 900-1000 per day.

Im scared that if i dont see results its going to come unstuck.

Anyway have any ideas??
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Re: Jasper's Progress

Postby FuturePerfect » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:34 am

Hi Jasper,

Firstly good on u for trying to lose the weight, I need to lose a similar amount to u (am currently 112kg) and it is hard make a lifestyle change.
And also great your partner is supportive of your efforts !
I'm not sure why u are having troubles but try to only weigh yourself once a week as sometimes for a few days u will stall and then later that week all of a sudden seem to drop that kilo or half kilo !
I'm not sure why, but this is my experience, healthy fat foods such as avocado, raw nuts etc seem to actually help with the weight loss.
Im also on a meal replacement diet using ISOWHEY its fantastic, and add raw almonds, linseed, sunflowers seeds (about a tablespoon of each) and some frozen blue berries to my shake n out in blender, its beautiful, very filling, and has those good fats that assist in the weight loss :)
I lost 13kgs at the end of 2009 on Isowhey, it works ! I am the one who fell off the wagon in 2010 and went back to my old habits :x
Good luck to u, please dont get frustrated and give up. I'm sure by the sounds of what u are doing u will be successful :mrgreen:
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Re: Jasper's Progress

Postby jasper » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:44 am

Thanks for your support and i think your right. I think also i am not eating enough in the day to stimulate my metabolism into burnign the food so i will have healthy snacks in between my Optislim meals.

will be hard tonight as i have a party to go to. But i have decided whatever the scales say on monday im will deal with and just t ake ech week as it comes! I know this will work in the long run and realise that my body doesnt work the same as it does in the text books. It loses weight much slower regardless of how i do it!
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Re: Jasper's Progress

Postby jasper » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:33 am

i have lost another kilo! had a bit of a bad weekend (mostly friday night at a party) but i did enjoy myself and i think i need to realx and not worry about what im eating.

I have increased my exercise each night to include a bike so im findiing that this may be helping as well.

Still on the shake in the morning, optislim bar at lunch and a healthy dinner.

My metabolism is a major issue for me - always has been.

Does anyone have any suggestions that would help? I do snack on apple, nuts and a yoghurt
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Re: Jasper's Progress

Postby jasper » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:18 am

Hi havent been here for a few weeks but weighed in today and have lost 1.5kgs since the last weigh in so pretty pleased with that. I am continuing on Optislim and find it pretty easy now. I do get some cravings for salty foods but i have found a small wholemeal bread roll on some days helps with these cravings. I am not cutting out carbs completely as they suggest as i need these to boost energy when exercising

Still walking 45 minutes per night and followed by 5ks on exercise bike and some floor exercises.

Feeling good about myself at the moment as I am wearing clothes that i grew out of again.

This is a long and slow process but im feeling confident of how im handling this compared to the past. Some weeks i dont lose weight - so i need to just keep doing what im doing and as people ave said - look at the graph over a period of time and if there is a decline then thats what matters!!

I dont like to set goals each week as i get dissappointed and dispondant on why and keep analysing.

I dont deprive myself of somehting that i want - i still eat out once per week but the choices i make on the menu are whats important! Sometimes you do need a bit of chocolate for a pick me up - just dont eat the whole block.

When i go to the shops during work time - i havent bought anything naughty for 6 weeks which is a brak through for me. usually i would always buy a chocolate but thats not what i crave anymore, probably due to the optislim shakes and bars having a sweet taste. I alwasy feel like chips but think i dont want a whole bag, just a few so i cant buy the whole bag.
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Re: Jasper's Progress

Postby jasper » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:13 pm

so i have lost another kilo. I decided to try something a little different this week. I was readign about metabolism and i really think i have big issues with mine! anyway i went back to having breakfast which is wholgraine oats with honey and cinnamon. This fills me up in the morning and allows me not to snack up until lunch and if i do i will have some almonds. I have a skake for lunch and a salad/stir fry for dinner.

I still go for my nightly walk and exercise bike but dreading daylight savings as it puts out my routine of walking after dinner. anyway will deal with that when the time comes.

I can start to see differences in my cloths (especially a belt i put on today which has gone in 3 notches!! whooohooo!) I do have a breakout day once per week but that is mainly just eating out but i make healthy choices.

So my mini goal is to reach 10 kgs lost and to keep going. If i make it under a 100 a small miracle just may occurr but the way im eating and exercising something is working.
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Re: Jasper's Progress

Postby Metalcharm » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:41 pm

Good for you. I'm so glad to read that you've taken up a proper brekkie again .. as I was reading through your posts I worried about replacing TWO meals.
Find out what your BMR is .. which is how many calories you need to get by (so say you were in a coma it's how many caolries you'd burn in a day)
http://www.fat2fitradio.com/tools/bmr/ this link will ask you to input your numbers (age/weight so on) and then give you an amount of calories you should be eating .. I bet it surprises you!
I do like that site .. and it's podcasts. They advocate healthy eating and exercise without the use of 'fad diets' and products.
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Re: Jasper's Progress

Postby Ruthie » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:20 pm

Hi Jasper
I have also started optislim (under advice from a specialist) and have hit a bit of a stretch where I'm just not losing weight. I just wanted to say 1. Awesome work - you've done so well. And 2. I found your entries really comforting and also motivational. You're right, you just have to stick with it.
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