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Weight Loss Challenge



I got inspired yesterday when I saw a post from Super Mac on Facebook saying he'd started a weight loss journey and as many of you may know I've been struggling to do that for nearly 5 years now so I went online looking for a (free) website where a private group of people can challenge each other and inspire each other with a friendly competition and found Our Weigh In. Nobody can see your actual weight but what we do see is your % weight loss each weigh in day (weekly). I've asked Macca to join me and I'm now asking if any of you want to join in, if so, please send me an email to the address below (click on the word email) and I'll invite you to the group. I really do need your help with this.

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You are a very brave man Steve and I offer moral support.

Where are you from: Gosport originally now Campbelltown N.S.W

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You could of finished your last four beers Steve, instead of pouring them down the sink.
Blimey if I did that the wife would have though I was ill!

But kudos to you Steve if you manage to achieve your goal.

Where are you from: Bonbeach,Australia formerly devon england

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It was a symbolic gesture Laurie. When I quit smoking 30 years ago it was on a New Years Eve and we were just about to leave to go to a party and I checked to see if I had enough smokes for the night, I had a pack and a half in the days when you could only get them in packs of 20, and to get to the car I had to walk past the dustbin and I suddenly thought "why smoke these 30 when I was intending making it a New Years resolution to quit anyway" so I screwed them up and threw them in the bin and never had one since. It was the best thing I've ever done in my life and I always knew stopping drinking was going to happen one day so throwing the last few away seemed to be the right thing to do.

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I stopped drinking more than 30 years ago, I was a keen home brewer at the time and ended up pouring at least 30 stubbies down the sink, I had also just done a round Australia trip and came home with about 20 bottles of wine which I gave away some years later. Never regretted the move, my main motivation was not to set a bad example in front of my then young children.
Good on you Steve its a very worthwhile change in lifestyle.
IanB

Where are you from: Land of Jock

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Good on you Steve.
Giving up the beer will help for sure but l would keep a couple in the fridge for a weekend reward to yourself.
Exercise is the key in any weight loss so get yourself a road bike knock off a few miles and the pounds will drop off you.
Just don't give up .

Where are you from: Barrow

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Hi Steve

I saw a Michael Mosely show on TV recently, where they experimented with various weight loss theories (exercise, no alcohol, etc) to reduce belly fat. The only one that worked at all was reducing meal portion sizes. I happen to have been doing that for a while now and it works. We have started using smaller dinner plates.

Not too difficult and you get results. I've dropped from 98KG to 93KG in a few months.

Where are you from: Bilgola - Sydney Northern Beaches

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Totally agree with Greg, smaller plates, less alcohol & more exercise. Biggest thing is to look on the food packets to see whats in it---you will be shocked..a bit of strict behaviour here pays dividends!!

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Smaller plates does help exercise bike for exercise if you don't feel like going out on highways. Good Luck

Where are you from: Silloth Cumbria uK

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A lot of sound advice above ...

Small Portions and a well balanced diet (Fruits, Grain,
Protein and Dairy etc)

You don't have to give up Booze. However, you need
to be careful on what you select. I gave up Beer a long
time ago and switched to "Vodka on the Rocks" low
calories etc.

I'm 6 feet tall and manage to maintain 76 - 78 KG weight

Where are you from: Live in Indianapolis, Indiana. USA

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Robert

I'm six feet tall and largish frame. Some health experts say I should be 78KG. If I was 78KG I'd be just skin and bone. My realistic ideal weight would be 85KG to 88KG.

Where are you from: Bilgola - Sydney Northern Beaches

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Congratulations, Steve and the very best of luck with this very worthy aim! I'm sure you'll find it will pay dividends.

Where are you from: Ringwood, England

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Greg ...

I'm thin, but not exactly skinny, depends on 3rd party
point of view. A couple of people commented that I
look to thin, most say I look ok. At 67 years old I'll take
any positive comments I can get.

Where are you from: Live in Indianapolis, Indiana. USA

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Thanks for all your positive comments. I'm pleased to say Glyn Dodson has joined the challenge whose doctor has just recently read him the riot act. Let battle commence :-)

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Not 'the' doctor Steve, but my daughter who is a doctor and a Physiotherapist who specialises in stroke rehab and is the doctors mother and my wife. Against such odds I have no chance, on Saturday whilst out and called into a cafe for lunch I got the death stare and a resounding NO when I suggested a small portion of chips to liven up my sandwich from Fiona

Where are you from: Glasgow