BNA Losers Club 2018

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2018

Postby warthog1 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:36 pm

CKinnard wrote:
warthog1 wrote:Championne :D

Thanks mate 8)

Just ordered some 3mg tablets through iherb.com


Let us know how it goes Warty.
My clinical view is results are highly variable. The lit. says people get to sleep better, but are not aided cognitively...and benefit diminishes after a few days.



I have trouble sleepingat night when I'm back on days.
The last 2 nights I've woken up and been unable to get to sleep again. 2 restavits each time did the job eventually.
I'll try melatonin instead. I don't plan on using it on a daily basis.

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2018

Postby Nobody » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:58 pm

The article is interesting not because of the prediction value, but the stats on the average weight of people in AU as of 2015 by age group. Which should be higher by now.

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/predict-your-weight-in-25-years-20180105-h0e00t.html

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2018

Postby Nobody » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:25 am

12 days since last post.

Waist 77.5 cm - same
WHtR 0.448

65.0 kg up 0.1
BMI 21.7

Goals:
Waist < 75cm
Weight = 64 kg

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2018

Postby CKinnard » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:32 pm

Nobody wrote:The article is interesting not because of the prediction value, but the stats on the average weight of people in AU as of 2015 by age group. Which should be higher by now.

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/predict-your-weight-in-25-years-20180105-h0e00t.html



Yeah, lots wrong with what they are inferring from the stats.

The median chart means nothing if it isn't corrected for height.
Av height has increased significantly in the last 40 years.
And eating habits have changed over the generations, so they have no predictive value for one generation.

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2018

Postby warthog1 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:14 pm

nemo57 wrote:You don't need me to tell you how hideous rotating shift work is. Melatonin doesn't require prescription in the US, and you can import it from there without trouble - at least that's my wife's experience.
Available from iherb.com (she says they're usually the cheapest) or vitaminshoppe.com


Thanks again Nemo :)
I got my order from iherb the other day. Fast turnaround and good service.
I have had 3mg melatonin capsules twice.
They definitely help you get off to sleep.
I feel I should have got the sustained release tablets however.
The circadin you need a prescription for here is a slow release formulation.
The first time I used them out like a light but woke for a p1ss at 0200 and had trouble getting to sleep again.
I may order some more. Cheap enough.

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2018

Postby warthog1 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:14 pm

nemo57 wrote:You don't need me to tell you how hideous rotating shift work is. Melatonin doesn't require prescription in the US, and you can import it from there without trouble - at least that's my wife's experience.
Available from iherb.com (she says they're usually the cheapest) or vitaminshoppe.com


Thanks again Nemo :)
I got my order from iherb the other day. Fast turnaround and good service.
I have had 3mg melatonin capsules twice.
They definitely help you get off to sleep.
I feel I should have got the sustained release tablets however.
The circadin you need a prescription for here is a slow release formulation.
The first time I used them out like a light but woke for a p1ss at 0200 and had trouble getting to sleep again.
I may order some more. Cheap enough.

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2018

Postby CKinnard » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:19 pm

warthog1 wrote:
nemo57 wrote:You don't need me to tell you how hideous rotating shift work is. Melatonin doesn't require prescription in the US, and you can import it from there without trouble - at least that's my wife's experience.
Available from iherb.com (she says they're usually the cheapest) or vitaminshoppe.com


Thanks again Nemo :)
I got my order from iherb the other day. Fast turnaround and good service.
I have had 3mg melatonin capsules twice.
They definitely help you get off to sleep.
I feel I should have got the sustained release tablets however.
The circadin you need a prescription for here is a slow release formulation.
The first time I used them out like a light but woke for a p1ss at 0200 and had trouble getting to sleep again.
I may order some more. Cheap enough.


warty, which shifts have you trialled them coming off?

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2018

Postby warthog1 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:14 pm

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2018

Postby Nobody » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:28 pm

Not meaning to be rude, but can you guys move the shiftwork commentary to the shiftwork thread? I'd like to comment, but I'd just be bloating this thread with more OT stuff. Thanks in advance. :)

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2018

Postby tcdev » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:33 am

January check-in!

Started this journey mid-2014 at 114.5kg.

As of 2018:
12/2017: Weight = 95kg

Feb 1st:
Weight = 94.1kg (-0.9kg)
WtHR = 98/178 = 0.55 (consider action)
BMI = 94.1/(1.78^2) = 29.70 (overweight)

Didn't expect a lot from this month, starting the weight loss effort mid-month due to being away on holidays, and then throw in my birthday a week after that so I am happy with the results. Just before my birthday I weighed in at 93.1 and was in the 93's for a few days.

Although I was a little lighter at one point last year, IIRC my waist this month is the smallest I've measured thus far. In fact when weighing in the 93's a week or so ago, I could actually see (and feel) the difference in the mirror.

As I mentioned in my previous post, my focus this year - as opposed to previous years - is more on diet than exercise, though the goal is to increase that as well. Last year I (almost) doubled the km on the bike from the previous year but saw only a 3kg weight loss. Aiming for 2.5W/kg FTP...
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Re: BNA Losers Club 2018

Postby Nobody » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:46 am

tcdev wrote:Although I was a little lighter at one point last year, IIRC my waist this month is the smallest I've measured thus far. In fact when weighing in the 93's a week or so ago, I could actually see (and feel) the difference in the mirror.

That's what it should be about. Losing weight where it matters to your health, around your internal organs.

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2018

Postby Nobody » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:29 am

11 days since last post.

Waist 77.0 cm - down 0.5
WHtR 0.445

64.6 kg down 0.4
BMI 21.6

Goals:
Waist < 75cm
Weight = 64 kg

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Re: BNA Losers Club 2018

Postby RobertL » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:31 am

So, from starting in July 2015 at 120kg, I have achieved this:

Date Height Weight Waist BMI WtHR
06/01/2017 189.5 108.2 112 30.13 0.59
25/01/2017 189.5 107.8 111 30.02 0.59
16/02/2017 189.5 106.8 110 29.74 0.58
03/04/2017 189.5 105.9 107 29.49 0.56
01/06/2017 189.5 105.3 106 29.32 0.56
13/07/2017 189.5 104.6 105 29.13 0.55
07/08/2017 189.5 103.7 105 28.88 0.55
04/09/2017 189.5 102.1 104 28.43 0.55
22/11/2017 189.5 101.6 103 28.29 0.54
04/01/2018 189.5 100.7 102 28.04 0.54
14/02/2018 189.5 99.1 101 27.60 0.53

I listed one of my goals this year to get below 100kg, and I'm calling that done! I had been weighing myself at under 100kg for over a week, but I did not want to commit it to record until I was sure.

Goal reached!

Next goal, WtHR < 0.5. That will take another 4 or 5kg.
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