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2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 12:39 pm
by Paul Victory
One of the many ways in which being a member of Free Spirits helped me over the years was by forcing me to keep an eye on my weight. In order to do this, I opened a weight loss thread each year and posted updates on a regular basis. So I've decided to start a 2020 thread.

I have 3 designated weight zones:

Green - less than 95kg
Amber - 95kg to 99.9kg
Red - 100kg or more

At present, I'm dangerously close to the red zone, hence an urgent need to start keeping a better eye on things. So here goes:

Date________Weight (kgs)_____Weekly Change_____Overall Change
15/05/20______99.0

I'll post weekly updates over the next few weeks, but may revert to less frequent updates if I can get closer to the green zone. If anyone wants to join me, I'd love the company.

Paul

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 10:16 am
by Paul Victory
OK, time for the first update.

Date________Weight (kgs)_____Weekly Change_____Overall Change
15/05/20______99.0
22/05/20______98.0______________-1.0_______________-1.0

Not a huge change, but at least it's a step in the right direction.

Paul V

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 3:46 pm
by Dogma Dave
Paul Victory wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 10:16 am
OK, time for the first update.

Date________Weight (kgs)_____Weekly Change_____Overall Change
15/05/20______99.0
22/05/20______98.0______________-1.0_______________-1.0

Not a huge change, but at least it's a step in the right direction.

Paul V
Do you really reckon 1kg in a week is not a huge change Paul? I would take that all day long! Well done fella! Now go and do it again this week... :roll:

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 7:01 pm
by Paul Victory
Thanks Dave. I'd certainly be happy if I could consistently lose 1kg a week.

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 3:03 pm
by Paul Victory
Second update.

Date________Weight (kgs)_____Weekly Change_____Overall Change
15/05/20______99.0
22/05/20______98.0______________-1.0_______________-1.0
22/05/20______97.9______________-0.1_______________-1.1

If I continue this rate of progression, I'll lose another 10 grams next week and I'll be 97.89 kg. :lol:

Paul V

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:26 am
by Paul Victory
Looks like nobody wants to join in on a weight loss crusade.

Anyway, another week, another miniscule weight loss. At this rate, it will be Christmas before I reach my target of 95kg. :roll:

Date________Weight (kgs)_____Weekly Change_____Overall Change
15/05/20______99.0
22/05/20______98.0______________-1.0_______________-1.0
30/05/20______97.9______________-0.1_______________-1.1
06/06/20______97.8______________-0.1_______________-1.2

Paul V

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:14 pm
by MaxMacLaren1
Well done on your 3rd consecutive week of weight lose. Keep the run going!

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:47 pm
by Paul Victory
Slight gain this week. #-o Must try harder! :evil:

Date________Weight (kgs)_____Weekly Change_____Overall Change
15/05/20______99.0
22/05/20______98.0______________-1.0_______________-1.0
30/05/20______97.9______________-0.1_______________-1.1
06/06/20______97.8______________-0.1_______________-1.2
13/06/20______98.0______________+0.2_______________-1.0

Paul V

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:34 am
by FlbrkMike
I'll play along.

Bur first some background.

I've had my Model C since 1994 and had times when I use it a lot and some years when I've given it up almost completely. Last year was one of those years. I only did 355 km in the 2018/2019 season and 631 km in the 2019/2020 season, most of that in 2020.

I was diagnosed with a low grade Stage 1 prostate cancer in September of last year. Not much I can do about it at this point except watch and wait. I decided that one thing I could do is try and improve my overall health, so I made a commitment to step up my exercise and eat a healthier diet. So here are the results so far.

I did almost 200 km in May. I'm a little behind that this month but hope to catch up. I'm also swimming laps a couple of times a week now that the weather is nice. I also do a lot of yard work on weekends (I live on a one acre lot). I gave up eating red meat, though I still eat chicken or fish once or twice a week. The Covid-19 pandemic has actually been a great thing for me, at least health-wise. I've been working from home since March, and the absence of a 45 minute commute twice a day has given me a lot more time to work out.

I don't have weekly data, but here's what I've done since September. I'll try and check in regularly going forward.

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I guess I just passed a milestone in SI units!!

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:27 pm
by Paul Victory
Thanks for joining in Mike. Sorry to hear about your health problems, but it looks like you've caught it early on and hopefully everything will work out OK.

You've lost a decent bit of weight over the past several months and are getting quite close to my weight. Maybe we can have a race to see who is first to get under 95kg!

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:23 pm
by FlbrkMike
Thanks Paul. That seems like a worthy goal and would put me at my lowest weight in 10 years. 210 lb in American English...

At that time I had been on a low carb diet, which wasn't sustainable in the long run. This time I'm doing it differently and actually enjoy the change in diet.

I'll make 95 kg my goal for the end of July, which seems reasonable enough.

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:31 am
by Paul Victory
Another bad week for me. #-o :oops: If I'm not careful, I might have to change the title of this thread! :evil:

Date________Weight (kgs)_____Weekly Change_____Overall Change
15/05/20______99.0
22/05/20______98.0______________-1.0_______________-1.0
30/05/20______97.9______________-0.1_______________-1.1
06/06/20______97.8______________-0.1_______________-1.2
13/06/20______98.0______________+0.2_______________-1.0
20/06/20______98.8______________+0.8_______________-0.2

Paul V

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:55 pm
by FlbrkMike
Not such a good week for me either, at least in the weight loss area.

We had a small Father's Day pool party in our yard on Sunday. It's the first time since March that we've seen our two (grown) children and their "significant others." I'm afraid that I have some work to do to counteract the effects of large amounts of food and beer.

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Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:45 am
by Paul Victory
Another bad week for me. If I keep going like this, I may have to change the name of this thread!

Date________Weight (kgs)_____Weekly Change_____Overall Change
15/05/20______99.0
22/05/20______98.0______________-1.0_______________-1.0
30/05/20______97.9______________-0.1_______________-1.1
06/06/20______97.8______________-0.1_______________-1.2
13/06/20______98.0______________+0.2_______________-1.0
20/06/20______98.8______________+0.8_______________-0.2
27/06/20______98.9______________+0.1_______________-0.1

Paul V

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:44 pm
by Iain
Paul, you nearly halted it this week. I find that I always put a kilo on when restart rowing (presumably extra fluid), so every sign that you will be back losing weight for next week!

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:12 pm
by Paul Victory
Iain wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:44 pm
Paul, you nearly halted it this week. I find that I always put a kilo on when restart rowing (presumably extra fluid), so every sign that you will be back losing weight for next week!
Thanks for the encouragement!

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:52 pm
by FlbrkMike
Well, I'm back to where I was two weeks ago. I guess, under the circumstances, that's a good thing.

Big holiday coming up this weekend though, and will probably have the bbq up and running. There's always something...

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Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:03 pm
by Paul Victory
Managed to halt the slide this week - just about! My planned trip to Alvor looks like it's not going to happen, so I may use this as an opportunity to get things back on track. :^o

Date________Weight (kgs)_____Weekly Change_____Overall Change
15/05/20______99.0
22/05/20______98.0______________-1.0_______________-1.0
30/05/20______97.9______________-0.1_______________-1.1
06/06/20______97.8______________-0.1_______________-1.2
13/06/20______98.0______________+0.2_______________-1.0
20/06/20______98.8______________+0.8_______________-0.2
27/06/20______98.9______________+0.1_______________-0.1
04/07/20______98.7______________-0.2_______________-0.3

Paul V

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:48 pm
by JonT
Paul Victory wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:03 pm
Managed to halt the slide this week - just about!
=D>

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:08 am
by FlbrkMike
Nice work Paul.

I weighed myself this evening and came up with 216.4 lb (97.25 kg) but that was just after rowing 15 km in 86 deg weather, so I’m not counting it. I’ll weigh in again on Tuesday or Wednesday morning and see where I am then.

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:20 pm
by Dogma Dave
FlbrkMike wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:08 am
Nice work Paul.

I weighed myself this evening and came up with 216.4 lb (97.25 kg) but that was just after rowing 15 km in 86 deg weather, so I’m not counting it. I’ll weigh in again on Tuesday or Wednesday morning and see where I am then.
Daily weighing. The rules:

(1) First thing in a morning.
(2) After the bathroom.
(3) Before any food.

No exceptions. Oh, OK. We’ll let you off with a cup of tea...

I have recently got in to the habit of weighing myself in a morning, as above, and then in an evening, perhaps after a workout. OCD perhaps. I blame the lockdown.

For long and/or intense rowing sessions or bike rides, especially on a hot day, and particularly when I perhaps haven’t/couldn’t rehydrate adequately ( :roll: ), the latter is often more than 1kg less than the former...

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:10 am
by FlbrkMike
OK, here's my result from this morning. Looks like I'm getting back on track.

When I saw my Doctor on March 12 he gave me a goal of 10 to 12 pounds in six months. It's been four months (minus three days) and I've lost almost 16 pounds, so I'm happy with that.

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I weighed myself yesterday after four hours of heavy yard work in 85 degree heat and came in at 214.25 lb. And I was drinking water regularly. That's pretty typical for me when I sweat a lot.