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Weight goal finally reached.

Postby az81 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:13 pm

I started in August 2015 at 151 kg and aiming for 100 kg. Here in June 2016, I'm sitting at around 96 kg - a total loss of 55 kg in 10 months.

I guess I've finally done it!
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TIME TO SHED THE KILO'S!


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August 2015 weight - 151
Goal weight - 100
June 2016 weight - 96
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Re: Weight goal finally reached.

Postby CronicBadger » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:22 am

Congratulations! That 50kg milestone does feel good, doesn't it. :-) Losing a significant amount of weight brings so many benefits and opens up life to so many more opportunities. Keep up the good work.
Striving to improve in every way possible.
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Re: Weight goal finally reached.

Postby Blitz » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:03 pm

Well done indeed!...congrats on your success! 8)

Are you thinking about losing any more or are you happy at 96kg?
I have in another post calculated that you could perhaps try for 90kg quite healthily.
It's your body - it's up to you...what's your thinking on that?
Enquiring minds want to know. :wink:

More importantly is understanding that reaching goal isn't the end of it.
So many people throw away all their good work and effort by not following through.
Weight loss is a two part process.
Taking the weight off is the first part.
Keeping it off is the second part.

With the skills you have developed and the experience you have acquired,
you now have the tools for making a healthy lifestyle that you can live with.
The only thing you have to watch out for is complacency.
The price you pay for continued future success is vigilance!
Be forever vigilant about your weight and you will always enjoy that better future that you so worked hard for. :D

Again...congratulations! :D :D :D

Kim
Was: 153.7kg
Lost: 87kg
Now: keeping it off for life!
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Re: Weight goal finally reached.

Postby az81 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:22 pm

Are you thinking about losing any more or are you happy at 96kg?
I have in another post calculated that you could perhaps try for 90kg quite healthily.
It's your body - it's up to you...what's your thinking on that?


I've calculated that if I hit 93 kg, I'll be on the threshold between a 'normal' weight range and overweight. So, I think I'll aim for that at the moment, meaning I need to drop another 5.4 kg - I've gone back up to 98.4 kg this week, but I didn't mind, as I'd lost 5.4 kg in the previous week due to not eating because of some extreme stress.

I've also joined a gym and have started a weight routine in order to tone up and lose the ugly areas that remain.
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TIME TO SHED THE KILO'S!


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August 2015 weight - 151
Goal weight - 100
June 2016 weight - 96
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Re: Weight goal finally reached.

Postby Blitz » Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:16 pm

I've calculated that if I hit 93 kg, I'll be on the threshold between a 'normal' weight range and overweight. So, I think I'll aim for that at the moment, meaning I need to drop another 5.4 kg - I've gone back up to 98.4 kg this week, but I didn't mind, as I'd lost 5.4 kg in the previous week due to not eating because of some extreme stress.

I've also joined a gym and have started a weight routine in order to tone up and lose the ugly areas that remain.


93kg isn't a bad weight to be at.
In maintenance I allow myself a travel range of 3 kilos (for me that means between 67kg and 70kg).
By staying in the middle of that range you will find that life is manageable.

I'm not surprised with the rapid gain of what you've lost.
The body is always ready to push back rapid losses.
That is because rapid losses use up the body's "emergency" energy and water
so the body tries to get it back quickly by slowing the metabolism down and retaining more water.

I think that you may find those "ugly areas"will remain no matter how much tone up you do.
Loose skins may be something you may have to learn to live with (I have)...
just think of it as a gentle reminder never to regain that weight! :shock: :wink: :lol:

Good job...but keep going! :D

Kim
Was: 153.7kg
Lost: 87kg
Now: keeping it off for life!
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Re: Weight goal finally reached.

Postby az81 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:20 am

I think that you may find those "ugly areas"will remain no matter how much tone up you do.
Loose skins may be something you may have to learn to live with


It's not so much the loose skin, it's more the man boobs, gut, etc. They can definitely go with the right workout routine, so that's my goal at the moment.
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TIME TO SHED THE KILO'S!


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August 2015 weight - 151
Goal weight - 100
June 2016 weight - 96
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Re: Weight goal finally reached.

Postby Blitz » Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:15 pm

I do hope that you are right but I fear the worst. :shock:

I remember my own experience.
Towards the end of my own weight loss I too was concerned about the "man boobs" and saggy gut.
I was trying to figure out how to shift the weight off those areas.
Nothing I did made a difference.
Even though the rib cage was very predominate and my collar bones poked out like sticks -
I still had appendages that a young girl would be proud off (abet without all the hair! :lol: ).
As for the stomach...I had a lump of gut the size of a soccer ball that just stayed no matter what.
Yet at the same time my backside was so bony and thin that sitting on hard chairs was uncomfortable.
Finally the penny dropped...
they were not lumps of stubborn fat but rather clumped loose skin and residue fat that no amount exercise would move.

Over time during your maintenance some of that residue fat will be redistributed by your body.
For me that meant I got a usable bottom and a fuller face but the vast majority of it has stayed.
I was fortunate with my "soccer ball" gut however.
I had a belly hernia (one of the reasons I had to lose weight) and the surgeon agreed to hack off some of the gut for free while he was dealing with the hernia.
It was 4 years this month that I was operated on.
The scar is almost unnoticeable now and my stomach is flat (although without a belly button!)
but I've got gun holster style loose skin hanging around my hips where the surgeon left off.

I view the whole loose skin thing now as a legacy of my folly for not looking after myself for all those years.
I can't expect to have abused my body so much and walk away from it all without some sort of consequence.
I now view it as a reminder never to do it again and stay healthy.

Kim
Was: 153.7kg
Lost: 87kg
Now: keeping it off for life!
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Re: Weight goal finally reached.

Postby az81 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:37 pm

I do hope that you are right but I fear the worst.


Well, that's certainly filled me with confidence, thanks :?
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TIME TO SHED THE KILO'S!


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June 2016 weight - 96
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Re: Weight goal finally reached.

Postby Blitz » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:39 pm

To quote the words of Maxwell Smart..."Sorry about that chief!" :wink:

But I say - hope for the best but prepare for the worst!
In the weight loss industry there are thousands of books and programs toting a rosy coloured way to weight loss.
They are resplendent with power words like "easy", "no exercise", "no effort", "while you sleep", "in days lose pounds" etc.
None of it has any base in reality for permanent weight loss that works.

It is no wonder so many people start but don't finish...and those that do finish - only a few of those actually keep it off for life.
Their expectations of weight loss are so sugar coated that as soon as they hit a bump on the journey they dive out!
No one talks about the real effort it takes.
How you have to fill your mind with the task.
The cost it of it (and I'm not just talking about money here).

Above all - no one talks about the cost of keeping it off.
They promise that when you hit goal that suddenly you life will be perfect.
Well it isn't! Sure it is better than what it was.
That is why I talk all the time about it being a better future but it isn't perfect.
No one seems to forewarn you about the downside...

Vigilance every day in order to guarantee success.
The stuffed up metabolism that means that if you don't watch yourself you will put on a kilo easily in a day.
Loose skin...no one talks about it and many treat it as a shameful thing or lie about it.
Planning out your day so that you fit your exercise in...miss a day and you pay big time!
People treat you differently (relationships and even physically)...I was saying to my wife the other day how in shopping centres people cut across my path like I was invisible. When I was twice the size people went around me - now they run me over!

No one tells...but forewarned is to be forearmed!

Again...I really hope that your skin tightens and it is as you wish it to be. 8)
But if it doesn't - it's not the end of the world.
In the end weight loss is more than presenting a pretty corpse to a funeral parlour! :lol:

Kim
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Lost: 87kg
Now: keeping it off for life!
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