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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby Missy24 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:11 am

Its ok Moo, your allowed to have a bad day, get back on the wagon as soon as possible... since when was Pizza not healthy? there's vegetables on it...

I ate tim tams over the weekend, don't ask how many, it was shame sham shame I tell you
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby s-s-a » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:33 am

Someone at work did heaps of baking over the weekend and brought in surplus. I did cut back on the number of coffees I made myself though which is a start I guess.

Half hour walk each way to work yesterday.
Half hour hill walk this morning before breakfast.

Slowly slowy catchey monkey...

Edited to add starting waist measurement = 83cm
Goal at this stage is to get to 77cm which is what it was when my daughter was 1yo and I'd regained my 65kg pre-baby weight.

Racing weight was under 63kg and waist around 70-72cm. Not sure if I can reclaim my pre-35 and pre-baby body. I would love to fit into the lovely button-fly Atelier jeans I cannot bring myself to put in the Salvos bag but...

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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby moosterbounce » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:20 am

My waist is currently 81cm and I need to lose 12kg. My sister weighs 5kg less than me and her waist is 11cm more. We are the same height. I have thunder thighs and she totters on sticks.

Isn't it strange how two people from the same family can be so differently shaped?

I'm just saying all this to avoid admitting that the wagon I fell off yesterday has a broken axle so the roast pork (no fat or crackling!!) was followed by a Muffin Break VANILLA SLICE!! I had already had my chocolate treat earlier today, but I couldn't refuse a gift :D I ate my entire day's worth of calories at dinner!! I don't think it makes a scrap of difference that I burned off 700 calories whilst riding.

Hope the wagon is fixed tomorrow :(
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby Christine Tham » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:06 am

I think I ate the equivalent of an entire BBQ chicken yesterday - or at least it felt like it.

Felt really sick, not sure if I can cycle today. I'll let you know after I try.
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby Apple » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:56 am

Yes well I was too embarrassed to post my piggery yesterday and I will not tell you about it.
But seriously let’s pull our fat finger out and get with the programme ladies.

When I am good this is what I eat
Breakfast: Banana and low fat yogurt for breakfast
Apple morning the and double shot espresso with hot milk on the side

Lunch
Tuna salad with corn and it’s a huge bowl
Large chilli tuna can 185g

Dinner fish, steak, or chicken piece and I don’t mean the whole cow.
Some steamed vegetables

Works really well
And if I trained I would have pure coco powder with half a teaspoon of sugar and hot skim before I go to bed.

I try not to eat bread as that makes me very fat. Also chocolate is my down fall.
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby Christine Tham » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:26 am

Christine Tham wrote:Felt really sick, not sure if I can cycle today. I'll let you know after I try.


Got dropped :oops:

I need to find the legs to stay with the bunch when they sprint up to the Forest Way intersection!!!
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby moosterbounce » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:25 pm

I'm not looking forward to tomorrow's "official" weigh in.

Last night I got fatter. Like a whole kilo. Every month, I have a day where I gain a stupid amount of weight (most probably fluid retention), it hangs around for a few days, then just disappears. Why can't I have weigh in day just after it has disappeared?! Not fair. I had lost this week too, but unless something dramatic happens - like me not eating all day which is never going to happen - then I'm going to be fatter :( I maybe deserved a little bit after the "pig fest" of yesterday, but that was ridiculous!!

I'm sad.
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby Apple » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:25 pm

Moo,
Don’t worry we can start together tomorrow, It is all about being in the right frame of mind.
We can do it together.
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby moosterbounce » Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:25 pm

I'm strong Apple. Not much I can do about stupid monthly random weight gain unless I wait for menopause and I have a few too many years to make that practical!!

I'll catch you up next week when you're not looking!!

Calories today were back to normal anyway. Yoghurt and fruit for breaky, chai latte (I only ever have one per day if any as I don't like coffee), ngiri sushi for lunch, then just had a pork and apple sauce roll for dinner with apple crumble. It sounds worse than it is!! The roll was the quickest to make after getting home from shopping just before 9. The crumble was ramekin sized and all home made - more apple than crumble.

With my run tonight that almost killed me - who am I kidding every run almost kills me - I have consumed the correct number of calories for the day :) Still need to walk a few kms with the dogs so that will be another 150 calories I can claim.

I'm back on my mended wagon :)
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby moosterbounce » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:48 pm

ok...my official weigh in.

Last week 82.1
This week 82.3

Considering I gained a kilo yesterday due to premenstrual fluid retention, I'm pretty happy. Maybe next week I will be down 1.5kg to make up for it!!
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby Apple » Sat May 01, 2010 7:19 am

OK Moo,
A deal is a deal.
todays weight, to my sheer horror is
69.8kg, 3kg up from 3 months ago. :shock:
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby moosterbounce » Sat May 01, 2010 11:40 am

If it helps Steph, I was 76 in December!!

I will get back there...with the help from you guys :)

I weighed in again this morning and, despite doing no exercise yesterday, sitting in my office all day, and eating 1500 calories instead of my 1100 target, I managed to lose 600g wince yesterday morning.

The reason was that I had a migraine in the evening. For some reason, these often accompany my massive weight gain/loss times. I do take a daily medication to control them, but sometimes one slips through. So anyway, after putting on that kilo the other day, I've lost 1.3 in 2 days!!

Note: Migraines are not an approved form of weight loss. Do not try these at home.
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby s-s-a » Tue May 04, 2010 5:23 pm

Start 70kg waist 83cm
Goal 65kg waist <77cm
Current 68kg waist 81cm

Last week was good

Tuesday 30min walk
Wednesday 40min walk
Thursday 50min blat around on the roadie
Friday nothing
Saturday 2h hilly ride on the roadie
Sunday 1h10min mountain bike orienteering plus ride there and back
Monday nothing

Eased up on the coffees and bikkies and portion sizes at meals. As I said, I don't count kilojoules, but out of interest I used mapmyride to estimate kJ burned - on Saturday over 4000, plus another 2000 on Sunday. Yay!

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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby orphic » Thu May 06, 2010 2:30 pm

Just noticed that some people are talking about eat 900 or 1100 calories a day. The minimum you should consume is 1200... When you are talking about how much you are eating are you taking off how much you have exercised?

I've been losing weight relatively consistently by eating a net result of 1200 calories per day - so to get that figure I subtract calories I burnt through exercise from calories I ate. That results in me eating ~1600 calories per day. If I can lose weight doing that then you girls should be able to eat more, as I'm a bit on the short side and not too far from my goal so my body doesn't need much to operate (unfortunately!).
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby Missy24 » Thu May 06, 2010 2:42 pm

orphic wrote:Just noticed that some people are talking about eat 900 or 1100 calories a day. The minimum you should consume is 1200... When you are talking about how much you are eating are you taking off how much you have exercised?

I've been losing weight relatively consistently by eating a net result of 1200 calories per day - so to get that figure I subtract calories I burnt through exercise from calories I ate. That results in me eating ~1600 calories per day. If I can lose weight doing that then you girls should be able to eat more, as I'm a bit on the short side and not too far from my goal so my body doesn't need much to operate (unfortunately!).

I diet obsessively for 4 weeks at a time and then I take a two week break and allow more calories in, this works for me, I'm about to go back to obsessive, if you balance it properly and eat the right food you can sustain a healthy diet and exercise program on 1100-1200 Claories a day, its hard, don't get me wrong and you probably shouldn't do it for to long and you need to schedule cheat days once a week.

In my two weeks off, I've never put the weight back on, I've sustained the same weight, not all people are the same, to loose weight some people are better off being hungry (like me), I work on that principle, but don't think I'm starving myself cause I'm eating the right foods.

If I consume 1100 calories I want to burn as much as that as possible if not more... tomorrow I go back to being obsessive!
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby s-s-a » Thu May 06, 2010 5:50 pm

The minimum you should consume is 1200


Really? My Mum was once put on a calorie controlled diet by her GP at 900/day. But she wasn't doing anything more strenuous than walking and general household/parenting duties.

If I consume 1100 calories I want to burn as much as that as possible if not more


That is just crazy! (IMO) Oh boy now I know why I don't count calories obsessively!

I have checked my diet from time to time, and provided I keep the between meal snacks to a minimum, I am eating about 8000 KJ a day. If I then do a ride like today and burn about 2500 KJ and I do it on just water and don't change my diet, then that drops my effective intake to 5500... BUT if I was doing a ride that burned more than about 6000 KJ then I would be upping my KJ intake at least during the ride and just afterwards.

Anyway, what works for some people won't work for others.

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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby stargazir » Fri May 07, 2010 8:41 pm

The minimum you should consume is 1200


I'm also going to argue against this. I really think it depends on what your activity levels are and also what you read. I have found lots of sources that say 1000 calories is the minimum.

that drops my effective intake to 5500


So thats approximately 1300calories which sounds like a pretty good target to me.

Anyway, what works for some people won't work for others.


I entirely agree and if you find something that works for you stick with it while it continues to do so!

I have never counted calories until a few weeks ago when this thread got me thinking. I have nutrition training, I think I know enough to not need to obsess about calories. What I have found in the past few weeks is that if I eat everything I know is good for me, and nothing I know isn't I average about 1000calories. This is the sum of the food I eat, not food minus exercise, therefore if I throw in some exercise my total daily intake is really low.

I have however been slack with my exercise the last few weeks and i'm sure once it is more frequent I will need to increase my calories. I'm mending my broken wagon as of tomorrow and am going to continue my counting just out of interest.
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby moosterbounce » Fri May 07, 2010 10:15 pm

Bugger - didn't weight today as I was running late (possibly because it was bin day and I went back to bed and then the truck came and the bin wasn't out and I had to run and then I was late getting in the shower and I just didn't, ok?! :D ).

I do know I've probably nt lost much since last week but I have lost 1cm from my waist in the last 2 weeks. I must be building some other muscles!!
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby orphic » Sat May 08, 2010 4:50 pm

Well I haven't been going so well this week. I think it's the time of the month where all I want to do it eat chocolate :S It all started after a big race last Sunday and hasn't stopped.

Gotta get it in check as when my diet goes off my riding really suffers.
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby s-s-a » Tue May 11, 2010 12:12 pm

Start 70kg waist 83cm
Goal 65kg waist <77cm
Current 68.5kg (up 0.5 from last week) waist 81cm (no change)

Last week was ok

Tuesday 30min walk
Wednesday nothing
Thursday 1h20min roadie ride
Friday 30min walk
Saturday 1h30min mtb ride
Sunday nothing (Mothers Day)
Monday 30min walk

Sticking to my plan to exercise 5d each week!
Slipping a touch on food.
Bigger rides planned 2nd half of this week!

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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby moosterbounce » Wed May 12, 2010 3:13 pm

Bugger to be up 0.5kg on last week Steph. Think of it as a glitch in the scales - they'll come good next week :wink:

I did weigh myself last Saturday - a day late but I was down 0.2kg and back to my start weight!! I was up and down so much last week - I had daily fluctuations of about a kilo. Gotta love "that time of the month"!!

Hopefully this week will be back to normal - and lower than last week :)
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby s-s-a » Wed May 12, 2010 5:26 pm

Our scales only measure to the nearest half kilo. Which mostly is a good thing I think.
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby moosterbounce » Fri May 14, 2010 11:39 am

Time to do the deed:

Last week (Saturday): 82.1
This week: 81.5
Down 0.6kg :D

Exercise summary for the week:
Friday - 50kms trainer (average pace)
Saturday - 30 minutes paddle, 50kms trainer (average pace)
Sunday - ate cake
Monday - 4kms run/walk, 22kms trainer (average pace)
Tuesday - 1h paddle, 33kms trainer (hard pace)
Wednesday - nil
Thursday - 4kms run/walk, 21kms trainer (average pace)
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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby s-s-a » Tue May 18, 2010 11:35 pm

Doing good here too!

Start 70kg waist 83cm
Goal 65kg waist <77cm
Current 67kg (down 1.5 from last week) waist 79cm (down 2cm from last week)

Eating went well

Exercise
Tuesday walk 40min
Wednesday walk 40min
Thursday mtb ride 1hr04min
Friday moderate roadie ride 2hr05min
Saturday hilly roadie ride 2hr14min
Sunday nothing
Monday walk 30 and mtb commute 23min

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Re: Make Me Accountable!!

Postby moosterbounce » Fri May 21, 2010 2:45 pm

Another week gone and some fat gone too :)

Last week 81.5
This week: 80.6
Down 0.9kg :D

Exercise summary for the week:
Friday - 2km walking the dogs
Saturday - 40 minute paddle followed by a migraine
Sunday - 54kms trainer (average pace), 5km Million Paws Walk
Monday - 3kms run, 4km walk, 20kms trainer (average pace)
Tuesday - 35kms trainer (average pace), 1km dog walk
Wednesday - 2km walking the dogs
Thursday - 25kms trainer (hard pace), 1km dog walk
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