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Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:32 pm
by toolonglegs
07/03/2012 103.0 kgs BMGrrr
25/03/2012 100.5 kgs BMI 26.7 :oops: ... aim to get down to a BMI of about 22 (82-83 kgs).
08/04/2012 97.2 kgs BMI 25.8 ... be in the healthy range soon :D .
22/04/2012 95.8 kgs BMI 25.45 ... binged out two days in the last two weeks :x .
14/05/2012 94.2 kgs BMI 25 Back on track after lots of long races.
08/06/2012 93.5 kgs BMI 24.84 ... not much movement in the last month... trying to get back on track. Less than 10kgs to go!!!.
16/08/2012 91.0 kgs BMI 24.1 Lots of riding but not a lot of weight loss... trying to get back on track!. 7'ish to go.

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:48 pm
by Peacewise
re my previous two posts in this thread...
Like a dog with a bone I come up with one possible reason for the 2kg weight loss in a day.
Might have been well hydrated the previous day... rather than dehydrated on the next day.

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:22 pm
by Waldo05
I'm 31

181 cm
Start weight: 140Kg 2.02.12
Start distance: about 5km on a 20 year old repco bike

Current Weight: 120
Avg Daily distance: 25km Hope to incress as i picked up my new bike yesterday.

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:50 am
by Comedian
Waldo05 wrote:I'm 31

181 cm
Start weight: 140Kg 2.02.12
Start distance: about 5km on a 20 year old repco bike

Current Weight: 120
Avg Daily distance: 25km Hope to incress as i picked up my new bike yesterday.

Well done, dude! :D

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:18 am
by jheeno
Waldo05 wrote:I'm 31

181 cm
Start weight: 140Kg 2.02.12
Start distance: about 5km on a 20 year old repco bike

Current Weight: 120
Avg Daily distance: 25km Hope to incress as i picked up my new bike yesterday.

good work
thats what i like about biking ... progression in distance and weight loss is at a steady pace that its tracke-able
try increasing the work by say 5 km a day

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:07 am
by Pax
Pax wrote:Goals:
1. not to kill myself or wreck my knees by pushing myself too hard initially
2. drop a kg per week until I get to 75kg, then see what happens
3. be fit enough by October to join a group that I like riding with on the weekends
4. get back into some mountain climbing by the end of the year.
5. do some target rides
6. GET BACK TO DOING SOMETHING THAT I LOVE....RIDING (how have I let it get this long since I rode??????????????)


End of week one
Didn't kill myself
Didn't wreck my knees
Lost 2 kg

Happy with that :)
Tim

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:01 pm
by cbalfe
Hi Guys,

Just recently joined this forum but I have been a lurker for quite a while :)

I thought I might share my weight loss that I have been undergoing over the last 10 months or so, which really kicked into gear in February this year when I purchased my first bike a Trek 3500.

Age: 22
Height: 182cm

Start Weight: 178.2kg :shock: (October 2011)
Start pictures... (yeah ouch)

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Current Weight: 123.9kg :D
Current Pictures:

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Average daily distance, ~20km but I do change the route quite often and some of that is along MTB trails, I am looking froward to increasing that some more as I am in the process of purchasing a new bike now.

Cheers,
Chris.

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:17 pm
by toolonglegs
Wow!... keep it up :D .

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:11 pm
by TraceyG
cbalfe wrote:Hi Guys,

Just recently joined this forum but I have been a lurker for quite a while :)

I thought I might share my weight loss that I have been undergoing over the last 10 months or so, which really kicked into gear in February this year when I purchased my first bike a Trek 3500.

Age: 22
Height: 182cm

Start Weight: 178.2kg :shock: (October 2011)
Start pictures... (yeah ouch)

Image

Image

Current Weight: 123.9kg :D
Current Pictures:

Image

Image

Average daily distance, ~20km but I do change the route quite often and some of that is along MTB trails, I am looking froward to increasing that some more as I am in the process of purchasing a new bike now.

Cheers,
Chris.


Congratulations Chris, you are doing an amazing job! Keep up the great work.

I've lost 63kg in the last 16 months and wish I had been smart enough to do it at your age, instead of waiting until I was old enough to be your mother.

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:23 pm
by KonaCommuter
cbalfe wrote:Hi Guys,

Just recently joined this forum but I have been a lurker for quite a while :)

I thought I might share my weight loss that I have been undergoing over the last 10 months or so, which really kicked into gear in February this year when I purchased my first bike a Trek 3500.

Age: 22
Height: 182cm

Start Weight: 178.2kg :shock: (October 2011)


Average daily distance, ~20km but I do change the route quite often and some of that is along MTB trails, I am looking froward to increasing that some more as I am in the process of purchasing a new bike now.

Cheers,
Chris.



Nice work :D








Talking to a guy at work I commented how he'd lost some weight. He said 8kg over 2 months. What's your secret? I ask... "The death of my 4 month old daughter" :cry: :oops:

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:56 pm
by g-boaf
cbalfe wrote:Hi Guys,

Just recently joined this forum but I have been a lurker for quite a while :)

I thought I might share my weight loss that I have been undergoing over the last 10 months or so, which really kicked into gear in February this year when I purchased my first bike a Trek 3500.

Age: 22
Height: 182cm

Start Weight: 178.2kg :shock: (October 2011)
Start pictures... (yeah ouch)

Current Weight: 123.9kg :D
Current Pictures:

Average daily distance, ~20km but I do change the route quite often and some of that is along MTB trails, I am looking froward to increasing that some more as I am in the process of purchasing a new bike now.

Cheers,
Chris.


Awesome work - that's a lot of weight you've lost! 8) Keep it up!

I might have mentioned before - at one point I was nearly 90kg for a height of about 175cm (a couple of years ago). I'm now at 65kg and completely happy with that. Now I'm working on doing longer rides and higher average speeds. I use Garmin Connect and it's awesome to track the progress. :) Cycling is easily the most fun way to lose weight.

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:55 pm
by george-bob
Just noticed this thread and thought I'd add my own story:

Age: 21
Height: 181cm (6 foot)
Start weight: 87kg
Started cycling: April 30th 2012 (9km, at less than 20km/h and could hardly walk after)
Currently cycle 200km+/wk as well as run
Current weight: 71kg

I have adjusted my diet somewhat as my weight loss has plateaued, now I am seeing a continued loss. I am aiming for 70kg and then am planning on starting some strength training to bulk up.

I am currently the skinniest I can remember. It is very strange to have a totally flat stomach!

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:11 pm
by KonaCommuter
george-bob wrote:Just noticed this thread and thought I'd add my own story:

Age: 21
Height: 181cm (6 foot)
Start weight: 87kg
Started cycling: April 30th 2012 (9km, at less than 20km/h and could hardly walk after)
Currently cycle 200km+/wk as well as run
Current weight: 71kg

I have adjusted my diet somewhat as my weight loss has plateaued, now I am seeing a continued loss. I am aiming for 70kg and then am planning on starting some strength training to bulk up.

I am currently the skinniest I can remember. It is very strange to have a totally flat stomach!



Nice work

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:33 pm
by toolonglegs
07/03/2012 103.0 kgs BMGrrr
25/03/2012 100.5 kgs BMI 26.7 :oops: ... aim to get down to a BMI of about 22 (82-83 kgs).
08/04/2012 97.2 kgs BMI 25.8 ... be in the healthy range soon :D .
22/04/2012 95.8 kgs BMI 25.45 ... binged out two days in the last two weeks :x .
14/05/2012 94.2 kgs BMI 25 Back on track after lots of long races.
08/06/2012 93.5 kgs BMI 24.84 ... not much movement in the last month... trying to get back on track. Less than 10kgs to go!!!.
16/08/2012 91.0 kgs BMI 24.1 Lots of riding but not a lot of weight loss... trying to get back on track!. 7'ish to go.
30/08/2012 91.6 kgs BMI 24.34 ... hmm need to get back on track.

Went to see dietician today, been a while. Not much movement lately but 2 month school holidays makes it hard. But since 01/03/2012...
Lost 12.5kgs, Body Fat ( on their scales ) has gone from 23.2% to 17.5%, Muscle Mass from 39.2% 42.6%, Waist diameter from 100.5 cms to 91.5cm.
Gotta keep it going!!!.

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:36 am
by PawPaw
I was drinking and eating too much for 2-3 mths til end of June.
On July 30, I knuckled down to 1500 Cal diet, then had holiday where vegan eating and meditation featured heavily (and very little exercise), and was eating around 1000Cals. I've lost 1.5kg a week, for total loss of 6.8kg.

I aimed to lose 1kg a week, however over the holiday I really lost my cravings for the bad stuff, and have been comfortable eating less. Had got up to 91.4kg, but am now back to 84.8. My Tanita scales say my bodyfat is 20%, and my waist is 97cm.

Goal is to get weight to 78kg, waist around 85cm, and bodyfat 10-12%.

I used to do healthy smoothies years ago, and am getting back into those as a super nutrient dense meal replacement for one meal a day. What I am having this morning:
1C water
1/2C soy milk
5g of almonds
5g each of these seeds- sunflower, pumpkin, flax, sesame.
1/2 banana
1/2 orange
1/2 lemon
mint, parsley
a few leaves of bok choy
stalk of broccoli
1/2 a large kale leaf
20g fresh strawberries
50g mixed frozen berries
3g brewers yeast
5g ginger
5g soy flour

That makes up around 400 Cals and leaves me room for morning tea, for a desired 500 Cal morning intake.

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:12 pm
by shann
Forgive me Losers, for I have sinned. I recently discovered that certain Oreo biscuits are vegan, and have since overindulged in same. However, I am pleased to report that I am now able to ride over 50km on a 'regular' morning ride, which is a vast improvement. I can go that far without eating, thanks to my massive Oreo-induced fat stores. Husband keeps helping/sabotaging by providing more Oreos. Hmmm.

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:18 pm
by The Walrus
shann wrote:Forgive me Losers, for I have sinned. I recently discovered that certain Oreo biscuits are vegan, and have since overindulged in same. However, I am pleased to report that I am now able to ride over 50km on a 'regular' morning ride, which is a vast improvement. I can go that far without eating, thanks to my massive Oreo-induced fat stores. Husband keeps helping/sabotaging by providing more Oreos. Hmmm.


Life without sin would be shite!

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:16 am
by Peacewise
I lose more weight couching around with a cold, eating comfort food than i do exercising 90 min a day after work and counting my calories. :?:

Bring on some gastro! :shock:

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:34 pm
by drumondo
Peacewise wrote:I lose more weight couching around with a cold, eating comfort food than i do exercising 90 min a day after work and counting my calories. :?:

Bring on some gastro! :shock:


I'm hearing ya. I was running 5kms plus every day and had plateued at 82kgs, since I fractured my fibula and have been giving the couch a workout I've dropped to 78kg.

Who knows?

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:52 am
by clydesmcdale
October 2011 118.9kg
September 2012 99.9kg

9kg to go to be in Amateur Heavyweight Division = 81 - 91kg
Overall Goal 88.9kg for 30kg total weightloss.

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:22 am
by cp123
cbalfe - that is a HUUUUUUGE change! Go you. you don't even look like the same dude. I bet you must be feeling tops now. i mean compared to before.


its really good when i see people who have done it your way (ie slow and steady) rather than a cable tie round their guts. I know its each to their own and all, but i admire those who've done it themselves far more. you should aim to get to 78 kilos to round off a whole hundred. that would be awesome if you got to that!

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:12 pm
by Howzat
cbalfe, that is awesome mate.

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:24 pm
by MarkG
Well done guys!

Don't just go purely by weight..many things affect this such as muscle mass, water retention etc.

How you look and feel also count for a lot.

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:13 pm
by Carriage
I thought I'd join in on this.

Age: 22
Height:168cm
Current Weight: 109kg
Weight goal within 12 months: 100kg? I'm not that fussed about numbers, but more how I feel/how tight my pants are. Also, light enough to remove pressure from me knees.
Cycling goal within 12 months: 40km

So I bought a bike back in March, I enjoyed riding it after work and got myself to do 10km pretty easily. Then it started getting cold and Mum started having roasts cooked by the time I got home from work, so given that I was playing/training for hockey, I got lazy with the cycling. I then injured my knee, and wasn't able to cycle or do any real exercise. I finally got around to seeing the surgeon that did my knee reconstruction/medial meniscus repair and it turns out the bit of the meniscus he repaired has torn off and so I have a bit of arthritis and chunks of cartilage floating around being painful. He gave me some anti-inflammatories and said no impact exercises would be good. I can now cycle (probably the anti-inflammatories helping) and just went for a short ride. I managed to get up the hills that were a real struggle when I started back in March, so my legs still have some of the strength I got into them back earlier in the year. The aerobic fitness feels comparatively shot, but that could be the cold I have at the moment.

Anyway, it's good to be back on the bike, here's the route's profile for those interested.

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A question for you healthier eaters, what do you take for lunch at work? I'm after something easy to make. Currently, Vegemite and cheese is very convenient, but not particularly good for me. It is better than buying fried food though.

Re: BNA Losers Club 2012

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:14 pm
by The Walrus
Vegemite and cheese with what?

I find leftovers can be good.

Before I started working from home I used to take a small tin of tuna (used to buy a few and keep them at work) and if there was any leftover salad I'd take that to work or just make up a quick salad.

Lunchtime = open tuna, empty onto salad, eat...simple!

My trick was to make more salad the night before and pack it up when clearing up, that way it was sitting in the fridge ready for the next day!