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"Biggest Loser" Week 3 Weigh In.

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  1. pinkboy

    pinkboy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Its that time of the week everyone. Week 3 weigh in. Please record your weight in this thread so I can update the spreadsheet.

    As usual, use this thread to track your progress, and share with others your great days and your not so great days.

    After 3 weeks if you have been going well, you should start to feel a slight transition in your ability to make better food choices, and exercise should be becoming easier to manage.

    Over to you guys.

    pinkboy
     
  2. wombat777

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    87.6kg, down 0.6kg from last week.

    Some stats for last week:
    - ran 24km ( 4km treadmill, 20km road )
    - hiked 22.6km
    - 101,117 steps in the last seven days
    - 10,344 active calories

    Food choices generally good but a bit of socialising during the week and over the weekend. A hike often finishes at a pub or cafe afterwards!

    Edit - typo in the weight when I entered it this morning. Corrected now.
     
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  3. EN710

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    Same as last week in terms of weight o_O
    My food choices have always been reasonable (I think) ... Not expecting to lose much at all. Been doing more exercise and my calf muscle is sore now but should be ok on Tuesday. Trying Youfoodz this week as I didn't have time to prep lunches
     
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  4. pinkboy

    pinkboy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    88.3kg for me. A .2kg loss.

    Ive had a short week on the bike this week due to a few extra errands this week, so my normal exercise function hasn't been there this week. And I still obviously eat like normal training, so I'm surprised at the relative similar weight.

    Ended up playing 7 half games of Netball on the weekend, and my legs are really sore (but was really fun). Hopefully a light ride or 2 can get the soreness out, but already doubting proper cycling and caloric burn exercise this week.

    Ive entered my weight zone where I really fluctuate between 88 and 90kg. Up and down, up and down. So now my work really begins if Im going to get down to my goal weight.

    pinkboy
     
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  5. Hodor

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    78.6 I think that's the same.
    23.9% fat, i think that is worse than last week but better than the start.

    First time I have weighed in on time :)
     
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  6. skater

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    77kg for me, which is a surprise, considering what I've been eating, and lying around doing nothing all week.
     
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  7. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    77.1 Kg.
    Waist = 98cm
    Got lazy during the week. I was hungry!
    Tired to pick up my game in last two days. Had lots of fruits. Played tennis on Sat. Went to the park with kids on Sun. It is the best workout :)
     
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  8. Ace in the Hole

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    78.8kg for me today, up 0.4kg from last week.
    I put this down to normal fluctuation as last weeks 1.4kg loss was a huge weekly loss for me.
    Can't expect consistent losses like that considering I'm getting stronger and really don't have much fat to lose.
    Not every week is going to be a losing week even when doing everything right.
    A 3kg loss for the total challenge would be a good result for me.
     
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  9. JenW

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    Sigh.... 80.6kg. I think that's up 1.5kg from last week? I blame a week of being unwell, doing nothing and pity eating. Back onto the health kick this week though, as I'm starting to feel significantly better.
     
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  10. jim1964

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    126.2 thank you!!
     
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  11. WattleIdo

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    88.8 kg weigh in this week. Down approx 500g this week from last - but looks like 1.2kg loss because of weird weigh in last week (digestive problems).
    Took a while to get digestion back on track. Never drink salt water.:(
    Am going well in general but this week I missed quite a few meals - a big no no for me. On the weekend I succumbed to the binge/isolate duo and didn't eat well at all - lay around doing nothing. It's bloomin cold and very wet. On Tuesday night when I took myself out to dinner the dogs escaped and were out all night running around in the unrelenting rain. Picked up another cat from the pound while looking for them. :mad: A real nut-case too.
    Things I did well:
    Walked during the week
    Found a place that does good salads and went there every day for lunch.
    Ate out one night - so delicious. Though came home and got some toast. :rolleyes:
    This week will be spot on.
    As from above posts and own experience, it isn't as simple as what goes in and what gets worked out. It's about the metabolism and the good bacteria in your digestive system. Once they're working well life becomes more expansive.
     
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  12. wylie

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    58.2 for me. Up 0.2kg. I've done nothing different. I've not changed my exercise and I'm averaging around 1100 calories per day, I should not be putting on weight (I think?).

    Confusion reigns. I've just gone to Livestrong page (googled "how many calories for a 56 year old woman to maintain weight). It tells me a moderately active woman needs 1800 calories daily, and with vigorous activity would need between 2,000 and 2,200 daily. I'd call myself lightly active. So eating 1100 calories per day is 700 calories less than the minimum this site suggests for a moderate active 56 year old woman. So, with that 700 calorie deficit, I'm maintaining my weight.

    Then I click further to find out my specific calorie needs and put my age, weight and height into the calculator (same site) and I'm told I need 1285 per day to maintain my weight. To lose half a kg per week this site suggests I aim for 1,200 per day. I'm eating less than this and not losing a thing.

    Is it just me, or do those figures not match up? One part of the site says 1,800 daily to maintain and then I put my details in and it spits out 1,285 per day. There is a big disconnect there. Maybe just not the best website, but how does one find out what is right?

    Anyway, I'm quite satisfied with eating an average of 1100 calories per day, not hungry, making good decisions (and have been eating well for months without any change to my calorie intake or weight). So I'm really peeved.

    That this challenge has done for me is motivate me to see a registered nutritionist. I'm seeing him next Tuesday so in the week coming up, I'll continue as I'm going and not tweak anything and see what his thoughts are.

    I think (Mooze?) may have hit things on the head in the suggestion that over the past 30 odd years of one diet or another, my metabolism is stuffed. So this chap I'm seeing also deals with exercises to help with weight loss and maintenance, so we will cover that too.

    I could go back to Optifast which is about 720 calories per day (three bars a day plus two cups veg on top of that - from memory) but whilst I lost 9kg doing that 18 months ago, (from the heaviest I've ever been - 65kg) I guess that also contributes to yoyo dieting. It was a dietitian who put me on Optifast probably ten years ago when following her diet strictly made no difference to my weight.

    Sorry for such a long post, but hopefully it might help others in the same situation as I find myself.
     
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  13. WattleIdo

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    I think you're right wylie - the metabolism is key. You probably eat like a bird anyway - sounds like it. Things have come a long way since the days of calorie counting. Would you consider questioning what you eat rather than how much? Happy to PM about this further if you like.
    I get the impression that you are quite petite. And being a mature woman and not too far off your ideal weight, your losses will be less dramatic. At this stage though, you will need to up your exercise in one way or another. Walking, running, swimming, yoga, pilates.... what suits you? Exercise is so important for weight loss and for longevity. Recent studies show marked differences between different levels of exercise when it comes to health in old age.
     
  14. skater

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    I'm really interested in hearing if it's something to do with your metabolism, and what they suggest to fix it. I'm not a bit eater, but I struggle hopelessly with my weight, and I remember (when much younger), eating nothing all day, so I could eat out with a boyfriend in the evening, or training for hours, only to eat a mango for lunch & go back to training, eating nothing until dinner, so it's likely that I've screwed mine up along the way as well.
     
  15. Westminster

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    I'm with @WattleIdo on this - you may need to eat more and exercise differently to see a change. 1100 calories for long term has probably done strange things to your metabolism and I don't think drastically cutting even more is the answer. Strong muscles leads to strong bones which are essential for any woman over 40.

    Edit: I am very similar in that I don't eat enough yet don't lose weight. I had to totally change my diet thinking and also do better weight bearing exercise rather than just cardio. Now I just need to get back on my own bandwagon!
     
  16. Westminster

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    Weigh in for me: 77.1 which is a 200gm loss.

    Pretty pathetic amount of 'real' exercise this week but lots of incidental exercise like walking to the shops to buy groceries, walking the dog, playing with the kids etc.

    I bought an Apple Watch which was my belated birthday present this week. I do love a gadget and it was interesting to see how many calories it thought I burnt and how active it thought I was.
     
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  17. WattleIdo

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    For a start, skater you told us about the meals you had in China - big breakfasts, small dinners. Although it doesn't always suit our working days, balancing things out so that not everything is at the end of the day is a great start.
    Make sure you eat breakfast every day. We have to get things moving.
    No snacking for us old girls (can't turn off italics now ) - even if you're calorie counting on half of what you're supposed to eat, how can you get away with this? Make sure your meals have some healthy fat (coconut, nuts, butter, creamm, oil) and enough protein ( includes cheese, yoghurt, milk, meat, fish, tofu, haloumi, chick peas, hoummus, split peas, whatever). Every meal.
    Of course, you have a fruit for brekkie and 5 cups of veg distributed over the 2 other meals. 2 for lunch, 3 for dinner or whatever.
    Be consistent so that you're not over analysing and being obsessive.
    Whatever you do, don't try to out-smart nature. Just eat the way we're meant to eat and let your body repair.
    Aim to exercise 1 hour at least per day. Don't over do it or you will need to eat more.
    Everyone's an expert, even if they've never done it before. Look after yourself - stick to what works. But not weird stuff.
     
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  18. Ace in the Hole

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    For many reasons discussed above, focusing on body composition instead of weight loss will give much better results.
    If you all eat for the aim of achieving lean muscle gains, rather than simply reducing calories to extremely low levels, I'd think results would be better.
     
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  19. S.T

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    99.8, up for me. Too much study, bad eating and no exercise. New week today, last time I'll be going up!
     
  20. Jess Peletier

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    @wylie I'm not an expert, but I've heard that muscle burns more energy than fat does just by existing, so the more muscle you have the more your body burns by default. This means (in theory) you can eat the same, and lose weight simply by building muscle.

    it's really important for more mature women as well, as weight bearing exercise can help avoid osteoperosis and other nasties too.

    Also, I was watching a show on TV the other day about the microbes in your guts and how 'what' you eat is way more important than the calorie intake. It gave the comparison between some weird cracker type thing and a banana - the banana had way more calories, but for some microbey reason it was used much more effectively by the body and not stored as fat, where the cracker was despite it being lower calories due to it not being recognised as food by the microbes.

    It was really interesting and made me realise how important 'real' food is. I avoid packaged stuff as much as possible, and I reckon that is a large reason why I'm not huge - I eat quite a lot but don't tend to be as big as I should be, for the amount I eat.
     
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