BNA Losers Club 2017

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby brokenbus » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:29 pm

27/2/2017
Weight 100.6
BMI 30.4
WtHtr 108/182= 0593

Am I doing this waste measurement right?
Across the belly button 108cm
2.5-3cm above the belly button as describe at the beginning 104cm
Where my belt actually sits which is about 3cm below belly button 101cm
I would of thought the biggest measurement as most relevant as that is what I want to lose!!

brokenbus wrote:20/2/2017
Weight 102.1
WtHtr 109/182= 0.599
BMI 30.83 :( I think I was dehydrated last weigh in

brokenbus wrote:13/2/2017
Weight 101.5
WtHtr 109/182= 0.599
BMI 30.6

brokenbus wrote:5/2/2017
Weight 102.0
WtHtr 109/182=0.599
BMI 30.79
Getting closer to just being overweight- what a goal!!

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby Nobody » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:52 pm

brokenbus wrote:Am I doing this waste measurement right?
Across the belly button 108cm
2.5-3cm above the belly button as describe at the beginning 104cm
Where my belt actually sits which is about 3cm below belly button 101cm
I would of thought the biggest measurement as most relevant as that is what I want to lose!!

If you want to give a comparison point for others, then the correct measurement is 104cm since it's at the correct spot. Obviously for personal use you can track whatever you want. If 108cm is what you want to lose, then keep a track of it too. I measure multiple places on occasion when using a body fat percentage calculators to get an idea of where I'm at.

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby brokenbus » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:42 am

Cool I will start using this measurement. The belly button and waist measurements were about the same when I started so happy to be improving. The spare tyre is looking rather attractive NOT!!! :D

Nobody wrote:
brokenbus wrote:Am I doing this waste measurement right?
Across the belly button 108cm
2.5-3cm above the belly button as describe at the beginning 104cm
Where my belt actually sits which is about 3cm below belly button 101cm
I would of thought the biggest measurement as most relevant as that is what I want to lose!!

If you want to give a comparison point for others, then the correct measurement is 104cm since it's at the correct spot. Obviously for personal use you can track whatever you want. If 108cm is what you want to lose, then keep a track of it too. I measure multiple places on occasion when using a body fat percentage calculators to get an idea of where I'm at.
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby tcdev » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:20 pm

February check-in!

Started this journey mid-2014 at 114.5kg.

As of 2017:
12/2016: Weight = 98kg, WtHR=0.59, BMI=30.93
01/2017: Weight = 98.0kg, WtHR=0.585, BMI=30.93

February 28th:
Weight = 96.5kg (lightest was 95.7kg) (-1.5kg)
WtHR = 40.0*2.54/178 = 0.57 (consider action) (-1")
BMI = 96.5/(1.78^2) = 30.45 (obese)

A bit of a yo-yo month to be honest. Big changes on the home front with Miss 4 starting school and the wife going back to work (new job) for the first time since she was pregnant with Mr 2, and busy times with work for me which has meant more stress, more late nights, less time, and even less sleep (and more alcohol, caffeine and energy drinks). Just starting to work out the new schedule now so hopefully next month will see slightly better results.

The recent acquisition of a fluid trainer (courtesy of a generous forum member) has been a god-send - together with my usual rides I've done 9 sessions on the trainer this month, which I'm pretty proud of. Aside from the 1st session, where I was just getting the feel of it, I've knocked out 10km rides in 30 mins each session. Doesn't sound like much, I admit, but I'm having to push myself to get the distance in under 30 mins. Considering I can ride for a few hours on the road around 20kph quite comfortably it's... interesting... but a topic for a whole new thread.

Finally, saw my GP today for a review on blood tests done in Dec. He was impressed with my weight loss in the last 6 months (he measured a 12kg loss). Almost every result was an improvement on 2 years ago, including, significantly, my blood pressure which, for the first time in as long as I can remember, was actually within 'normal' range! Yah!

Goal is (still) 90kg mid-year!
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:18 pm

1.78m tall

31/12/16 - 78.9kg, waist 82cm;
05/01/17 - 78.2kg, waist 81cm;
01/03/17 - 77.6kg, waist 78cm.

A surprising down. I haven't been perfect diet wise, eating to much bread.

However I have managed to get 850km in on the bike this month which must of helped.
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby tcdev » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:54 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:05/01/17 - 78.2kg, waist 81cm;
01/03/17 - 77.6kg, waist 78cm.

3cm is a significant waist reduction for just 600g weight loss! I was surprised when I knocked off 1" (2.54cm) after losing just 1.5kg! :shock:

But I do concur that there's leads & lags and swings & roundabouts...
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:17 pm

tcdev wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:05/01/17 - 78.2kg, waist 81cm;
01/03/17 - 77.6kg, waist 78cm.

3cm is a significant waist reduction for just 600g weight loss! I was surprised when I knocked off 1" (2.54cm) after losing just 1.5kg! :shock:

But I do concur that there's leads & lags and swings & roundabouts...


I have to say it was a bit surprising. But looking in the mirror I can see it.

I have to say though I tend to but on weight like a female with most of it going to my butt and legs. and very little on my belly
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby Nobody » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:37 am

Today:
Waist 75.0 cm, down 0.5
WHtR 0.434

61.9 kg, down 0.2
BMI 20.7

14th Feb:
Nobody wrote:Waist 75.5 cm, Up 0.5
WHtR 0.436

62.1 kg, up 0.6
BMI 20.7
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby Nobody » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:22 am

tcdev wrote:Finally, saw my GP today for a review on blood tests done in Dec. He was impressed with my weight loss in the last 6 months (he measured a 12kg loss). Almost every result was an improvement on 2 years ago, including, significantly, my blood pressure which, for the first time in as long as I can remember, was actually within 'normal' range! Yah!

Seems like a more responsible GP if he's bothering to record your weight. Most GPs are more medication salespeople and excuse issuers these days. It's not in their interests for you to get really healthy, since they lose regular customers. Mine may be considered a cynical opinion, but the results in the general population speak for themselves.

Blood pressure is a good reason to keep your weight as low as possible. Since according to this site, risk doubles with each 20 mm increase in systolic and 10 mm increase in diastolic, above 115/75. Also every 10 kg of weight can make a 5 to 20 mm difference in systolic BP. Last time my GP measured mine it was 115/65. With my current lifestyle, there should be no reason for those numbers to increase during my lifespan.

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby am50em » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:57 pm

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Month  Weight  W2Ht  W2Hp  BMI  BMI(2.3)
Jan.   98.0kg  0.51  0.90  25.8 21.1    (110/99/110)
Feb.   97.5kg  0.50  0.90  25.6 21.0    (110/98/109)
Mar.   97.8kg  0.51  0.90  25.7 21.1    (110/99/109)

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby tcdev » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:44 pm

Nobody wrote:Seems like a more responsible GP if he's bothering to record your weight. Most GPs are more medication salespeople and excuse issuers these days. It's not in their interests for you to get really healthy, since they lose regular customers.

He's pretty old school and definitely an advocate of lifestyle changes over medication (unlike my renal specialist who just wanted to medicate immediately). Unfortunately he's already only working a few days per week and I suspect retirement isn't too far from his mind.

Have to say that on this journey of what is now approaching 3 years ( :shock: ) I've really started to notice the difference more-so lately than ever before, and others have too! And I must say that it's great motivation to keep progressing (and of course the cycling itself gets easier/faster/more fun in the process!) I'm enjoying my cycling more than ever, and managing a few extra hours in the saddle thanks to the recent acquisition of a trainer, so as long as I keep my diet in check (it's not particularly strict atm) I should continue to see results.
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby Patt0 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:22 pm

After a two week break from strict dieting I am surprised to report that in the last week I have shed a kilo and a centimetre. Been nice indulging in boxes of Kara pops and snacks. I continued to abstain from chocolate. The habits I implemented in the previous six weeks are still solid. Have had some reluctance to suffer on the bike. Glad to have sorted that in the last week.

MAR 03
88KG
87cm waist
WtHtr= 0.47






Patt0 wrote:FEB 17
89KG
88cm waist
WtHtr= 0.48



Patt0 wrote:FEB 10
90KG
89cm waist
WtHtr= 0.48

feb 03
90KG
91cm waist
WtHtr= 0.49

JAN 27
91KG
91cm waist
WtHtr= 0.49


JAN 20
91KG
90cm waist
WtHtr= 0.49

Jan 13
WtHTr=0.50
92kg
waist=92cm

Jan 6
WtHTr=0.49
94kg

Jan 2 2017
WtHTr=0.49
94kg

age=46years
Height=184cm
Goal=80kg
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby brokenbus » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:13 am

6/3/2017
Weight 99.7
BMI 30.1
WtHtr 104/182= 0.571 Note Previous measurements done across belly button.
Belly button measurement 108cm

brokenbus wrote:27/2/2017
Weight 100.6
BMI 30.4
WtHtr 108/182= 0593

brokenbus wrote:20/2/2017
Weight 102.1
WtHtr 109/182= 0.599
BMI 30.83 :( I think I was dehydrated last weigh in

brokenbus wrote:13/2/2017
Weight 101.5
WtHtr 109/182= 0.599
BMI 30.6

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby Nobody » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:48 am

12th March:

Waist 75.0 cm, same
WHtR 0.434

62.7 kg, up 0.8
BMI 20.9

Nobody wrote:2nd March:

Waist 75.0 cm, down 0.5
WHtR 0.434

61.9 kg, down 0.2
BMI 20.7


Nobody wrote:14th Feb:

Waist 75.5 cm, Up 0.5
WHtR 0.436

62.1 kg, up 0.6
BMI 20.7

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby brokenbus » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:05 pm

13/3/2017
Weight 99.3
BMI 30
WtHtr 104/182=0.571

brokenbus wrote:6/3/2017
Weight 99.7
BMI 30.1
WtHtr 104/182= 0.571 Note Previous measurements done across belly button.
Belly button measurement 108cm

brokenbus wrote:27/2/2017
Weight 100.6
BMI 30.4
WtHtr 108/182= 0593

brokenbus wrote:20/2/2017
Weight 102.1
WtHtr 109/182= 0.599
BMI 30.83 :( I think I was dehydrated last weigh in

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby khendar » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:12 am

I'm afraid I have to cheat because I've been tracking my weight loss but have just reached a major milestone and felt like sharing.

I don't have WtHR progress because I wasn't measuring when I started.

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Height: 178cm
Age:35

18/11/2016
Starting Weight - 135kg
Starting BMI - 42.61

15/3/2017
Current Weight - 100kg
Current BMI - 31.56
Total Loss - 35kg

Target Weight: 80-85kg
Target Timeframe - 31/12/2017

Even though I've lost more than 70% of the weight I want to lose, I only consider myself half way there. The rest of the year is going to be targeted at losing the rest and maintaining it, while improving fitness, endurance and strength.

And before anybody starts:

  • Yes I know it was very rapid
  • Yes I know thats dangerous
  • Yes it was being monitored closely by my doctor
  • Yes I'm working with a dietician to make sure I'm properly nourished

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby brokenbus » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:13 pm

Good work khendar. That is amazing. You must feel heaps better now!
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby tcdev » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:35 pm

khendar wrote:I'm afraid I have to cheat because I've been tracking my weight loss but have just reached a major milestone and felt like sharing.

You've earned it - great work!

I'm the same height and have roughly the same target weight. No doubt you'll overtake me soon enough though - I'm doing it a lot more slowly and likely won't quite get there by the end of the year - but I know how much better I've been feeling lately as I approach 95kg and my fitness is also improving. Actually makes riding even more enjoyable too!
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby brokenbus » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:04 pm

21/3/2017
Weight 99.1
BMI 99.1
WtHtr 104/182=0.571
Woohoo I am now overweight!!!
Actually a bit disappointed with myself as I was 98.3 on Thursday but couldn't resist eating too much cake on the weekend!!! Also clocked over 80days without a drink. My mates are threatening to sign me up for the Monastery :D
brokenbus wrote:13/3/2017
Weight 99.3
BMI 30
WtHtr 104/182=0.571

brokenbus wrote:6/3/2017
Weight 99.7
BMI 30.1
WtHtr 104/182= 0.571 Note Previous measurements done across belly button.
Belly button measurement 108cm

brokenbus wrote:27/2/2017
Weight 100.6
BMI 30.4
WtHtr 108/182= 0593

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby tcdev » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:13 pm

Not "officially" weigh-in time for me but reached a major milestone; as of today I've lost 20kg from my starting weight back in mid-2014! A few hiccups along the way; 14 of those 20kg have been in the last 9 months for example.

Somewhat sobering is the realisation that in mid-2014 I looked in the mirror and thought "I could stand to lose a few kilos"... and even today at 20kg lighter - I do exactly the same.
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby Nobody » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:49 am

tcdev wrote:Not "officially" weigh-in time for me but reached a major milestone; as of today I've lost 20kg from my starting weight back in mid-2014! A few hiccups along the way; 14 of those 20kg have been in the last 9 months for example.

Congratuations, you're below obese and on your way to better health. Just keep in mind that the lighter you get, the more commitment is required to keep losing at the same rate. Your BMR is dropping and the same activity requires less energy. The easiest way to combat this is to adjust the calorie density of your food, rather than just eating less.

tcdev wrote:Somewhat sobering is the realisation that in mid-2014 I looked in the mirror and thought "I could stand to lose a few kilos"... and even today at 20kg lighter - I do exactly the same.

That may not change until you start bordering on underweight. I find looking in the mirror with my shirt off is the easiest way to gauge where I'm at. I seem to look my healthiest between BMI 21 to 22 or WHtR between 0.425 and 0.440. For sure anything less than BMI 20 and 0.420 is looking like I need a feed.

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby tcdev » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:33 am

Nobody wrote:Congratuations, you're below obese and on your way to better health. Just keep in mind that the lighter you get, the more commitment is required to keep losing at the same rate. Your BMR is dropping and the same activity requires less energy. The easiest way to combat this is to adjust the calorie density of your food, rather than just eating less.

Thanks! I'm finding that already - the last few kg have been stubborn. Little by little I've been adjusting my diet and will continue to do so.

tcdev wrote:That may not change until you start bordering on underweight. I find looking in the mirror with my shirt off is the easiest way to gauge where I'm at. I seem to look my healthiest between BMI 21 to 22 or WHtR between 0.425 and 0.440. For sure anything less than BMI 20 and 0.420 is looking like I need a feed.

I've actually never really been a big believer in the sales, much preferring the mirror. These days I use weight and the other metrics mainly to gauge progress more scientifically and help me deduce what is and isn't working for me. Hopefully I'll get to the point where I'm in maintenance mode and will only occasionally have to weigh myself for a completely objective reality-check! ;)
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby Nobody » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:35 am

23rd March:

Waist 75.0 cm, same
WHtR 0.434

62.6 kg, down 0.1
BMI 20.9

Stabilised so far, which I'm happy with. Look OK in the mirror. BMI of 21 is in the middle of the band for longevity.

Nobody wrote:12th March:

Waist 75.0 cm, same
WHtR 0.434

62.7 kg, up 0.8
BMI 20.9

Nobody wrote:2nd March:

Waist 75.0 cm, down 0.5
WHtR 0.434

61.9 kg, down 0.2
BMI 20.7

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby brokenbus » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:47 pm

26/3/2017
Weight 99.0
BMI 29.9
WtHtr 104/182=0.571

brokenbus wrote:21/3/2017
Weight 99.1
BMI 29.9
WtHtr 104/182=0.571
brokenbus wrote:13/3/2017
Weight 99.3
BMI 30
WtHtr 104/182=0.571

brokenbus wrote:6/3/2017
Weight 99.7
BMI 30.1
WtHtr 104/182= 0.571 Note Previous measurements done across belly button.
Belly button measurement 108cm

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2017

Postby tcdev » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:07 pm

March check-in!

Started this journey mid-2014 at 114.5kg.

As of 2017:
12/2016: Weight = 98kg, WtHR=0.59, BMI=30.93
01/2017: Weight = 98.0kg, WtHR=0.585, BMI=30.93
02/2107: Weight = 96.5kg, WtHR=0.57, BMI=30.45

March 28th:
Weight = 94.9kg (-1.6kg) (lightest was 93.1kg)
WtHR = 40.0*2.54/178 = 0.57 (consider action) (same)
BMI = 94.9/(1.78^2) = 29.95 (overweight!!!) :)

Cool - I am officially no longer medically obese! This month saw me 20kg lighter than my starting weight - for a few days at least! Regardless, the downward trend continues and with the right lighting and angles, I even have abs! Don't know how many inches I've lost off my waist, as I wasn't recording that measurement before this year, but I pulled on my jeans tonight and let's just say I definitely need a belt. Not bad considering at my heaviest, I couldn't even wear them!

Still plenty of motivation to continue; I'm loving doing Zwift workouts on my (dumb) trainer atm. Unfortunately I don't have a supported trainer so I don't really know what my FTP is (would love to find out), but even so I don't need much of an excuse to jump on it these days. And the results seem to be translating to the road as well - I'm leaving my riding buddy in my dust on any sort of incline and I even managed a Strava PR a few days ago despite a headwind! 8) Really enjoying my riding!

My goal is 90kg by mid-year. Having registered for soccer this year (starting this weekend) for the first time in 4 years, and keeping up on the trainer, I'm quietly confident that I'll hit it. That'll be 500g short of a 25kg loss all-up! I wouldn't have thought I had that much to lose back then... and I still won't be finished!
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