Losing weight

Yeezy

First Team Squad
Good luck sir. And don't worry about the times when your weight goes up when you weigh yourself. I found that weight loss comes in waves, and sometimes the increases are just when the body rebalances itself in anticipation of the next drop.

What are you aiming for?
Well ideally about 14 stone but its probably too big a drop to really get my head around and I'll end up giving up I think if my aim is so far away. So for now getting down to 17st (1.5 st) by the end of the summer and about 16st by Christmas are more realistic I think
 

Cloughie1975

Grenville Morris
Losing weight is tough, especially if you've got a young child and are knackered. Try and keep it as simple as possible to allow you the greatest chance of succeeding. The hardest part of doing anything differently is mindset/making it routine. You want to aim for easy-enough, short term goals that are actually achievable and allow you to grow in confidence. Once you achieve those goals and they become routine, then you add another set or change them slightly. Small steps will keep you on the right track.

For this week you might do something as simple as:
1) I will go out on a 30 walk every day (with your child if you can, nice bonding!)
2) I will home cook six out of seven days this week.
3) The plates I cook will be 30% protein, 30% carbs, 40% veg.

See how you go. You might even find that harder than you think (not to discourage) but the idea is getting foundations in place to allow you to succeed over long term. Once you've got foundations in, then you can look at being more adventurous and setting the longer term goals.
I agree-mindset is so important.
Also,if you have a bad day(we all do),don’t give up and throw away all the good work.
 

Col

Has he singed yet?
I agree-mindset is so important.
Also,if you have a bad day(we all do),don’t give up and throw away all the good work.

I think that's my problem. A bad day throws everything out of sync and I struggle to get back into a routine. Problem is, I've always loved to snack! It's a habit I'm learning to control, slowly.
 

Judge

A. Trialist
On March 16th 2020, literally before lockdown became a thing I was 330lbs, 150kg, 23.5st depending how you want to measure it.
Proper fat bastard territory.
6 months later I'd lost over 5st all through walking/cycling, nailed down diet and intermittent fasting.
The most important thing 90+% is your diet. Two good meals a day, skip the snacking and aim for a high fibre, high protein diet.
It sounds boring but my first meal of the day consists of 60g porridge oats, 35g of vegan protein, 5g of an "all greens" mix soaked overnight in water with added berries in the morning. I'll eat that around midday and then eat again between 4 and 5pm and that's it apart from water. The evening meal will be rice, brocoli, chicken or tofu and that's it. Keep it simple, keep it clean.
As for exercise do what works for you. I joined a gym in January, it costs me £63/mth and I still haven't been even though I kid myself it has everything I need to stay focused and motivated. I ride my bicycle literally every day. That works for me. Find your thing, rather than someone else's.
In total I've now lost just over 8st, 115lbs to be precise.
Remember, there are no short cuts. It's all down to you. Stay focused, stay disciplined and be prepared for it to take far longer than the YouTube influences would have you believe.
I weigh less at almost 55 than I did when I was 21. We all have the ability to get fat. Not everyone has the ability to lose it and more importantly keep it off.
I'm training for Hyrox London in November presently. Gonna smash it this year, hopefully compete at the top of my age group.
 

Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
On March 16th 2020, literally before lockdown became a thing I was 330lbs, 150kg, 23.5st depending how you want to measure it.
Proper fat bastard territory.
6 months later I'd lost over 5st all through walking/cycling, nailed down diet and intermittent fasting.
The most important thing 90+% is your diet. Two good meals a day, skip the snacking and aim for a high fibre, high protein diet.
It sounds boring but my first meal of the day consists of 60g porridge oats, 35g of vegan protein, 5g of an "all greens" mix soaked overnight in water with added berries in the morning. I'll eat that around midday and then eat again between 4 and 5pm and that's it apart from water. The evening meal will be rice, brocoli, chicken or tofu and that's it. Keep it simple, keep it clean.
As for exercise do what works for you. I joined a gym in January, it costs me £63/mth and I still haven't been even though I kid myself it has everything I need to stay focused and motivated. I ride my bicycle literally every day. That works for me. Find your thing, rather than someone else's.
In total I've now lost just over 8st, 115lbs to be precise.
Remember, there are no short cuts. It's all down to you. Stay focused, stay disciplined and be prepared for it to take far longer than the YouTube influences would have you believe.
I weigh less at almost 55 than I did when I was 21. We all have the ability to get fat. Not everyone has the ability to lose it and more importantly keep it off.
I'm training for Hyrox London in November presently. Gonna smash it this year, hopefully compete at the top of my age group.
What a terrific, uplifting precis about your achievements... good on yer!
 

Col

Has he singed yet?
On March 16th 2020, literally before lockdown became a thing I was 330lbs, 150kg, 23.5st depending how you want to measure it.
Proper fat bastard territory.
6 months later I'd lost over 5st all through walking/cycling, nailed down diet and intermittent fasting.
The most important thing 90+% is your diet. Two good meals a day, skip the snacking and aim for a high fibre, high protein diet.
It sounds boring but my first meal of the day consists of 60g porridge oats, 35g of vegan protein, 5g of an "all greens" mix soaked overnight in water with added berries in the morning. I'll eat that around midday and then eat again between 4 and 5pm and that's it apart from water. The evening meal will be rice, brocoli, chicken or tofu and that's it. Keep it simple, keep it clean.
As for exercise do what works for you. I joined a gym in January, it costs me £63/mth and I still haven't been even though I kid myself it has everything I need to stay focused and motivated. I ride my bicycle literally every day. That works for me. Find your thing, rather than someone else's.
In total I've now lost just over 8st, 115lbs to be precise.
Remember, there are no short cuts. It's all down to you. Stay focused, stay disciplined and be prepared for it to take far longer than the YouTube influences would have you believe.
I weigh less at almost 55 than I did when I was 21. We all have the ability to get fat. Not everyone has the ability to lose it and more importantly keep it off.
I'm training for Hyrox London in November presently. Gonna smash it this year, hopefully compete at the top of my age group.
Amazing, well done mate! Proper motivating stuff there.
 

Carlos

Massive Member
On March 16th 2020, literally before lockdown became a thing I was 330lbs, 150kg, 23.5st depending how you want to measure it.
Proper fat bastard territory.
6 months later I'd lost over 5st all through walking/cycling, nailed down diet and intermittent fasting.
The most important thing 90+% is your diet. Two good meals a day, skip the snacking and aim for a high fibre, high protein diet.
It sounds boring but my first meal of the day consists of 60g porridge oats, 35g of vegan protein, 5g of an "all greens" mix soaked overnight in water with added berries in the morning. I'll eat that around midday and then eat again between 4 and 5pm and that's it apart from water. The evening meal will be rice, brocoli, chicken or tofu and that's it. Keep it simple, keep it clean.
As for exercise do what works for you. I joined a gym in January, it costs me £63/mth and I still haven't been even though I kid myself it has everything I need to stay focused and motivated. I ride my bicycle literally every day. That works for me. Find your thing, rather than someone else's.
In total I've now lost just over 8st, 115lbs to be precise.
Remember, there are no short cuts. It's all down to you. Stay focused, stay disciplined and be prepared for it to take far longer than the YouTube influences would have you believe.
I weigh less at almost 55 than I did when I was 21. We all have the ability to get fat. Not everyone has the ability to lose it and more importantly keep it off.
I'm training for Hyrox London in November presently. Gonna smash it this year, hopefully compete at the top of my age group.
Nice work Keith!
 

Morpeth_Edgar

A none cap wonder
Can’t fault those selections but BFG edges it for me. It’s almost the time where I get to read them again to my little girl. Get in!
 

Blinkin

I Piss Excellence
Can’t fault those selections but BFG edges it for me. It’s almost the time where I get to read them again to my little girl. Get in!
That one is great also, really all his books are. And that is awesome mate! My parents instilled a love of reading in me when I was younger and even though I don't have any kids myself, I will do the same when I do and try to to my middle school students.
 

Col

Has he singed yet?
I loved his books but, like any book, you have an idea of the characters and the story in your head and then when you see a movie version of it, it's not quite the same. Matilda is a case in point, loved the book but couldn't stand the movie.
 

Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
The Twits was my favourite when reading to my first 2 children.
Then, i went to stay at the Headland Hotel at Newquay, and scared them silly reading "The Witches" and then watching the film... the film was set in that hotel.
I scarred them for life telling them the Witches actually lived at the hotel.
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
The Twits was my favourite when reading to my first 2 children.
Then, i went to stay at the Headland Hotel at Newquay, and scared them silly reading "The Witches" and then watching the film... the film was set in that hotel.
I scarred them for life telling them the Witches actually lived at the hotel.
Wonderful. That's what children are for.

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Bungle

First Team Squad
On March 16th 2020, literally before lockdown became a thing I was 330lbs, 150kg, 23.5st depending how you want to measure it.
Proper fat bastard territory.
6 months later I'd lost over 5st all through walking/cycling, nailed down diet and intermittent fasting.
The most important thing 90+% is your diet. Two good meals a day, skip the snacking and aim for a high fibre, high protein diet.
It sounds boring but my first meal of the day consists of 60g porridge oats, 35g of vegan protein, 5g of an "all greens" mix soaked overnight in water with added berries in the morning. I'll eat that around midday and then eat again between 4 and 5pm and that's it apart from water. The evening meal will be rice, brocoli, chicken or tofu and that's it. Keep it simple, keep it clean.
As for exercise do what works for you. I joined a gym in January, it costs me £63/mth and I still haven't been even though I kid myself it has everything I need to stay focused and motivated. I ride my bicycle literally every day. That works for me. Find your thing, rather than someone else's.
In total I've now lost just over 8st, 115lbs to be precise.
Remember, there are no short cuts. It's all down to you. Stay focused, stay disciplined and be prepared for it to take far longer than the YouTube influences would have you believe.
I weigh less at almost 55 than I did when I was 21. We all have the ability to get fat. Not everyone has the ability to lose it and more importantly keep it off.
I'm training for Hyrox London in November presently. Gonna smash it this year, hopefully compete at the top of my age group.

Fair fucks to you Judge that is class. I bet your mates hardly recognise you.


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Yeezy

First Team Squad
I'm struggling with this at the moment I can't lie.

Do a driving job and struggle to resist the temptation to nip into the shop and grab a snack. Keep thinking I'll just keep a stock of fruit instead in the car in a cool bag but then read all the time about how you shouldn't eat too much fruit due to sugar content...

My job is a weird one in a sense it can be long hours so I need to pack up a lunch and a dinner some days which is a pain to prepare. I was thinking of perhaps a couple of ham/low fat cheese/low fat mayo pittas for lunch then a lunchbox full of pasta for dinner but it seems carb heavy...

There's so much conflicting information about its a nightmare for uneducated folk like me. I basically just want healthy food so I feel full and not have to spend my life preparing meals, can't be too much to ask can it? 😆

Anyone have any healthy (but easy) snack ideas that I can just have with me?
 

Morpeth_Edgar

A none cap wonder
I'm struggling with this at the moment I can't lie.

Do a driving job and struggle to resist the temptation to nip into the shop and grab a snack. Keep thinking I'll just keep a stock of fruit instead in the car in a cool bag but then read all the time about how you shouldn't eat too much fruit due to sugar content...

My job is a weird one in a sense it can be long hours so I need to pack up a lunch and a dinner some days which is a pain to prepare. I was thinking of perhaps a couple of ham/low fat cheese/low fat mayo pittas for lunch then a lunchbox full of pasta for dinner but it seems carb heavy...

There's so much conflicting information about its a nightmare for uneducated folk like me. I basically just want healthy food so I feel full and not have to spend my life preparing meals, can't be too much to ask can it? 😆

Anyone have any healthy (but easy) snack ideas that I can just have with me?

Sound weird but i eat normal white cabbages like crisps. If you're driving just peel a load off before you start driving.
 

Ashley

Stuart Pearce
Biggest problem losing weight for me is finding the time to exercise. I work in a stationary job, so spend most of the day sat at a desk. Only really have the weekends to use to exercise, provided nothing else is planned.
 

Fitzcarraldo

Ian Storey-Moore
I'm struggling with this at the moment I can't lie.

Do a driving job and struggle to resist the temptation to nip into the shop and grab a snack. Keep thinking I'll just keep a stock of fruit instead in the car in a cool bag but then read all the time about how you shouldn't eat too much fruit due to sugar content...

My job is a weird one in a sense it can be long hours so I need to pack up a lunch and a dinner some days which is a pain to prepare
. I was thinking of perhaps a couple of ham/low fat cheese/low fat mayo pittas for lunch then a lunchbox full of pasta for dinner but it seems carb heavy...

There's so much conflicting information about its a nightmare for uneducated folk like me. I basically just want healthy food so I feel full and not have to spend my life preparing meals, can't be too much to ask can it? 😆

Anyone have any healthy (but easy) snack ideas that I can just have with me?
When you have high resistance to change you'll find any reason not to.
 

Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
I'm struggling with this at the moment I can't lie.

Do a driving job and struggle to resist the temptation to nip into the shop and grab a snack. Keep thinking I'll just keep a stock of fruit instead in the car in a cool bag but then read all the time about how you shouldn't eat too much fruit due to sugar content...

My job is a weird one in a sense it can be long hours so I need to pack up a lunch and a dinner some days which is a pain to prepare. I was thinking of perhaps a couple of ham/low fat cheese/low fat mayo pittas for lunch then a lunchbox full of pasta for dinner but it seems carb heavy...

There's so much conflicting information about its a nightmare for uneducated folk like me. I basically just want healthy food so I feel full and not have to spend my life preparing meals, can't be too much to ask can it? 😆

Anyone have any healthy (but easy) snack ideas that I can just have with me?
I sympathise with you and the weight losing struggle!
Fruit is high in sugars, and if you keep snacking on it, you are likely to accelerate tooth decay.
Also, I find that I can't eat too much fruit - acid reflux and indigestion.
I tend to restrict my fruit intake to an apple a day (or a couple of strawberries on my breakfast cereal).
What I do do is prepare a luchbox salad, with a couple of hard boiled eggs or a few cooked prawns for lunch.
I am currently having a jacket potato with a bit of grated cheese and maybe baked beans, or a bit more salad as my main meal.
I try not to eat after 6:00 p.m.
So far I have shed 10lbs from my previous 16st 10lbs lockdown excess weight.
I also prepare carrot sticks, a few olives, spring onions, to have as nibbles.
It can be a bit boring, so one day a week I go large on meat: grilled burger, or local sausage, or maybe a chop.
If you make things too difficult, failure is more likely.
 

Kjetil Osvold's Cat

Kingsley Black
I'm struggling with this at the moment I can't lie.

Do a driving job and struggle to resist the temptation to nip into the shop and grab a snack. Keep thinking I'll just keep a stock of fruit instead in the car in a cool bag but then read all the time about how you shouldn't eat too much fruit due to sugar content...

My job is a weird one in a sense it can be long hours so I need to pack up a lunch and a dinner some days which is a pain to prepare. I was thinking of perhaps a couple of ham/low fat cheese/low fat mayo pittas for lunch then a lunchbox full of pasta for dinner but it seems carb heavy...

There's so much conflicting information about its a nightmare for uneducated folk like me. I basically just want healthy food so I feel full and not have to spend my life preparing meals, can't be too much to ask can it? 😆

Anyone have any healthy (but easy) snack ideas that I can just have with me?
How about a relatively small helping of the pasta, with some tuna and salad (or sometimes the salad but no pasta, sometimes just the pasta and tuna to mix things up a bit)? Not sure what salad you like or don't mind, but a decent amount of lettuce, some beetroot, maybe a tomato or a few cherry tomatos, some grated carrott...

I was wondering whether brown bread would be better than the pitta - not sure about that but it'd be better than white bread anyway (including for helping with reducing cravings for more food I think).

It seems like strawberries and apples might actually help with avoiding tooth decay overall (like you say it's easy to read conflicting things though).

You could put a small bottle of milk in your cool bag, and take some Weetabix or something along (maybe even Corn Flakes too, as long as you don't pour yourself a huge bowl I guess), as you might be less tempted to buy other snacks if you've got them with you.

If you've already given up crisps then ignore this, but if you do snack on those currently at times, the Baked ones are 50% lower in fat I think (and you can get some from a supermarket and take a packet with you now and again potentially).
 
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