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Re: EvilWombatQueen's progress

Postby JP1 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:22 am

EvilWombatQueen wrote:A bit late, but I thought I should let you all know that I had a little girl! She's five months old now and doing really well. I'm still breastfeeding so not quite ready to jump back into weightloss yet. I hope everyone is well and happy here and I look forward to returning soon!

Ali

Congratulations EWQ was wondering where you had been, hope to see you about again..
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 114.3 Kg (6 Feb 2022)
Current :103.5 Kg (8 Aug 2022)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014) : 99.2 Kg (31 May 2016) : 101.7 Kg (02 Jun 2022)
Initial Aim : 87.4 Kg by 16 Dec 2022
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Re: EvilWombatQueen's progress

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:46 am

Well, it's been a while! Since my last post I've had another baby and both are rambunctious little children now. Unfortunately, I've gained about 10 kilos since I last frequented the forum, too. :(

While it's a lot quieter here than ten years ago, I plan on jumping back in to keep myself accountable. I have added incentive to lose weight: I have started roller skating with my daughter, who is now nine years old. I've had a couple of falls and really I need to lose weight to skate safely. So I plan on watching my calories and walking daily until I get under 80kg, then I'll start jogging and eventually roller skating again!

Hopefully a few of the old souls are still about. I hope you are all doing well!

cheers,
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Re: EvilWombatQueen's progress

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:30 pm

Okay, I'm a bit embarrassed to post my current weigh-in since it's so much higher than my last (which admittedly was around nine years ago!)

81.9kg

I was just under 80kg before Christmas. Then Christmas happened :oops: . I've also probably got a bit of 'water weight' too because of the hot temperatures recently. Anyway, this is my current starting point. I aim to lose around 0.5kg per week until I get to a healthy weight, probably around 66kg. The first milestone is getting below 80kg, at which point I would be overweight and not obese.

Target dates
1 March: under 80kg.
1 July: under 75kg.
1 December: under 70kg.

On the upside I had blood test results back that show my blood-sugar and cholesterol levels are all good. I'm low on vitamin D, but I've always been low on vitamin D. I'll be taking extra vitamin D tablets from now.

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Re: EvilWombatQueen's progress

Postby JP1 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:59 pm

Hi old timer :wink: good luck with your continued journey..
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 114.3 Kg (6 Feb 2022)
Current :103.5 Kg (8 Aug 2022)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014) : 99.2 Kg (31 May 2016) : 101.7 Kg (02 Jun 2022)
Initial Aim : 87.4 Kg by 16 Dec 2022
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Re: EvilWombatQueen's progress

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:58 am

Great to see you here, JP!
The journey is continuing slowly, which is fine. As long as the weight is headed in the right direction I'm happy.
Currently 81.6 so that's a bit less than my last weigh-in. I'm cutting down on my alcohol and making healthier choices for snacks. I need to increase my exercise. I thought working from home would make that easier, but it just seems to extend my workday by a few hours :lol:
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Re: EvilWombatQueen's progress

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:51 pm

Quick update: I have increased my exercise and need to decrease my alcohol again (damned lockdown drinking!)
Currently hovering around 80.9 so while the weight is going slowly at least it is going.
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Re: EvilWombatQueen's progress

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:13 pm

79.9 kg! I'm now officially overweight, not obese. :D
    At least one hour of walking each day.
    Hand-weights every second day.
    Counting calories in MyFitnessPal.

I'm happy it's working. It's taking longer than I'd like, but at least I know I'm following a lifestyle I can maintain in the long term.

I hope everyone else is finding success in their journeys too!

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Re: EvilWombatQueen's progress

Postby CronicBadger » Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:55 pm

Nicely done, EWQ! It can be a hard slog at times.
Striving to improve in every way possible.
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Re: EvilWombatQueen's progress

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:51 am

Thanks, CB!

So far so good. The other day I was at 79.5kg so I'm still gradually losing the weight.

The great thing is that I see my new exercise and eating habits as long-term and not just short-term to lose the weight. I need to do more weights/resistance work, but getting out and walking is great for my physical health and my mental health. So I don't mind that I'm losing weight very slowly. I have more chance of keeping the weight off this way.
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Re: EvilWombatQueen's progress

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:55 am

78.8 kg this week! Slow progress is still progress.

The last two weeks weren't my best. I was far too busy with work to do exercise, I drank too much to cope with the stress and I ate too much junk food to try to be happy while I was miserable trying to meet deadlines. It wasn't good for weight loss, my overall physical health, or my mental health. I need to say 'no' more often at work so I don't get the pile-on of ridiculous expectations and deadlines all falling in one week.

I had a workmate tell me I have to say 'no' to projects. Ironically, while we were in a meeting about a project she had convinced me to do against my better judgment. My plan for 2022 is to start disappointing my workmates more and disappointing myself and my family less!

On the upside, I met with other workmates for a colleague's pub send-off. They all said I'd lost weight when they saw me, and they didn't know I was trying to lose weight. So that's nice! Especially since they last saw me before the first lockdown in 2020.

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Re: EvilWombatQueen's progress

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:41 am

78.3 kg now.
Two big changes over the last couple of weeks: I've started intermittent fasting and I've bought a new book, 'How not to diet' by Michael Greger, MD. I got the sample Kindle chapter and really liked it. I love books that are clearly based on science and discuss where there is disagreement in the research community. Even his description of the 'Obesity Paradox' was eye opening.
I've only been doing intermittent fasting for a few days and I'm already noticing a difference. I'm less hungry and there is no opportunity to snack (or drink alcohol) at night. I'll check in again in a week's time to report how it's going.

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Re: EvilWombatQueen's progress

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:09 am

77.7 kg

The Intermittent Fasting seems to be working, so that's good. It's not easy as I like food and am used to snacking a lot (which is why I became overweight in the first place!) It's getting easier, though.

The book is good, IMO. It heavily pushes veganism, though, and doing a bit of online searching for critiques of the book it seems obesity researchers and dietitians are not impressed by it. Critics see the author as a medical doctor, not a researcher or trained dietitian, who is heavily pushing an agenda of veganism. While he cites a lot of studies they say he cherry picks them and leaves out any studies that show positive effects of meat, dairy or egg in the diet.

I'm going to keep reading the book anyway. Since I used to be vegan when I was less overweight I don't mind having more vegan meals in my day. Many of his arguments such as bulking out meals with high-fibre and high-water-content veggies aren't too controversial and wouldn't have any negative impact so I'm trying to do that. I'm cutting down more on processed foods and going to incorporate more whole grains into my diet.

Let's see how well that works over Christmas and New Year, though! :lol:

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Re: EvilWombatQueen's progress

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Mon Mar 07, 2022 2:59 pm

The website's back!
I tried logging in for a few weeks earlier in the year and there was an account hosting message suggesting the site was no longer being renewed. I'm very happy we can still use it! There are no forums really like this around anymore. Only ones associated with particular products or apps, it seems.

I'm down to 76.5kg now, so that's good. My weight loss is still slow, but it's headed in the right direction. Intermittent fasting seems to be working well for me compared to other lifestyle changes I've tried in the past. It's possibly working simply by stopping me snacking in the evening rather than any magic powers it has in fat-burning.

The book I bought was good. It has some good tips, but it definitely pushed the vegan angle hard.

Anyway. Onward and downward!
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Re: EvilWombatQueen's progress

Postby JP1 » Sun Mar 27, 2022 10:45 am

Nicely done EWQ glad to see you are still making progress.. 8)

Yes I have tried to get the website quite a few times this year without any success until this morning = I'd basically given up on trying but gave it another bash and got through..

This place really has been a sanctuary of sorts over the years and it is a real shame that more people don't use it..

Anyway I am back on the trail and doing OK so I hope the website stays around..
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 114.3 Kg (6 Feb 2022)
Current :103.5 Kg (8 Aug 2022)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014) : 99.2 Kg (31 May 2016) : 101.7 Kg (02 Jun 2022)
Initial Aim : 87.4 Kg by 16 Dec 2022
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