Xpat bites the bullet



  • Ok. I've read this forum many times so I know how well so many of you have done and its now time for me to take this thing seriously!
    Currently weighing in at 111kg I have a wedding to attend on November 4th which I have to be looking good (be thinner) for.
    I have too much sugar in my diet (that would be alcohol) so obviously that has to go, but apart form that I have a fairly healthy diet.
    I've got a rowing machine. Its not flash but tells me how far I've gone and how long I've been going.

    What do the experts think is an achievable target weight by then and what tips can you throw my way?



  • Kai and establishing exercise that you can maintain long term are pretty important imo. Finding something that works for your lifestyle and keeps you motivated. I'm good with weights etc but cardio is the first thing to drop off my radar. Kind of similar with kai - I'll have periods when I'm really good then times when I'm bad : (

    Keeping track of what you are doing and setting goals are good ideas too - it's great to be able to look back and see where you started. You could always take a couple of pics (not the scarlett Johnasson ones!) so you can see how your body shape changes over time as well.

    The more you understand about motivating yourself the better you'll do!



  • Wow paekak and I are on exactly the same wavelength, throw in booze for me too though haha !

    Like the fella above I never miss weights but theres always a few sneaky excuses for cardio which I need to battle....



  • if you cleaned up your diet, you'd lose weight without ANY exercise. Just eat less than your body needs, and like magic, the weight will start going. Cleaning up the eating will also shed all the excess water you carry from all those processed foods / booze that you eat and drink.

    You'd probably lose 5kg in the first week just by eating clean, and that would be the kick start you need to keep going!



  • Cheers guys



  • You say you eat fairly healthy but is that your perception or what others have told ya?

    Might be a good idea to post up a typical weekend day and week days eating and I'm sure a few of the fellas on here could make some useful recommendations that will assist you in meeting your goals.


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    [quote name='Xpat2' timestamp='1337002243' post='286083']
    Ok. I've read this forum many times so I know how well so many of you have done and its now time for me to take this thing seriously!
    Currently weighing in at 111kg I have a wedding to attend on November 4th which I have to be looking good (be thinner) for.
    I have too much sugar in my diet (that would be alcohol) so obviously that has to go, but apart form that I have a fairly healthy diet.
    I've got a rowing machine. Its not flash but tells me how far I've gone and how long I've been going.

    [b]What do the experts think is an achievable target weight by then and what tips can you throw my way[/b]?
    [/quote]

    I guess this depends on your body type. Are you are tall or are you a tugboat? Like Bart said if you start eating healthy and stick with it you will lose shit loads in the first couple of weeks. Add (proper) training to the mix and you could be in very good shape by November.



  • [quote name='JK' timestamp='1337074792' post='286261']
    [b]You say you eat fairly healthy but is that your perception or what others have told ya?[/b]

    Might be a good idea to post up a typical weekend day and week days eating and I'm sure a few of the fellas on here could make some useful recommendations that will assist you in meeting your goals.
    [/quote]

    I thought I used to eat healthily too, but I made some minor changes to my diet, and started exercising (not as much as I do now) and the weight fell off, the most important thing for me is water though, I find I can have a couple of bad days, and just have a bit extra water and it helps avoid the highs/lows.

    It is all about balance, I eat a damn sight better than I used to, but I still have a beer when I feel like it, we had Pizza on Saturday too.



  • I have written a rough guide eating plane for a mate of mine, he's gone from 96kg to 88kg in 6 weeks. Just by eating clean, He recently had a torn bicep re-attached so has been exercising bugger all. He's been eating clean 6 days, and on the 7th eat whatever the hell he wants, and he's taking advantage of that big time!!

    He is sticking like glue though to the guide, as when he does something, he does it right, "waste of effing time otherwise"!!


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    [quote name='BartMan' timestamp='1337159237' post='286432']
    I have written a rough guide eating plane for a mate of mine, he's gone from 96kg to 88kg in 6 weeks. Just by eating clean, He recently had a torn bicep re-attached so has been exercising bugger all. He's been eating clean 6 days, and on the 7th eat whatever the hell he wants, and he's taking advantage of that big time!!

    He is sticking like glue though to the guide, as when he does something, he does it right, "waste of effing time otherwise"!!
    [/quote]

    And on the seventh day he did stuff his face with KFC 🙂

    What if any effect will that one binge day have on the other 6?



  • OK - So I've cut all the excess sugar from my diet ie no grog, cordial, soft drink or suagry foods.
    Bought a big stack of fruit to compensate and I'm drinking four litres of water a day.
    I only have one main meal a day as it is ( get a bloody good feed at work )
    Exercising one hour per day currently 20 mins on rowing machine and 40 mins walking.

    I'm 6 foot and big boned - Just need to get rid of the gut and especially the man boobs.
    Such an unattractive look!!!
    Man boob tips anyone?

    As a reward for my effort I'm going to allow myself one night to have a few drinks but that will be monitored closely (and not by me)

    Thanks for the tips fellas.



  • [quote name='Xpat2' timestamp='1337167758' post='286439']

    I only have one main meal a day as it is ( get a bloody good feed at work )

    [/quote]

    This might be something to reconsider. Better off with multiple smaller feeds across the day then one main mega feed



  • yup, that's the crux of the matter methinks, mega breakfast to start the day, and then eating lots of time through the day.

    Man boobs = lose fat = what your starting to do!



  • Had a good first week.
    Ate fruit through the day and one meal at night (Shiftwork)
    Drank 4 litrers of water a day and nothing else.
    Busy at work so only did 4 exercise sessions of oone hour at a time.
    Dropped 5kg!!!
    Fully aware that now I have to start putting serious work in exercise wise to get down to target weight but as Bart said having bthat early result is a great motivator.



  • so what DID you eat? Fruit and one meal through the day is NOT a sustainable lifestyle!! If you do this and lose weight, and then go back to 'eating normally', you will go back to what your body was when you were last 'eating normally'...

    carbs / protein / fats, they'll all needed!



  • Agreed Bart - Was really looking at a shock tactic to the body to get me going and have achieved that.
    Now I need to plan a sustainable ongoing healthy diet diet and crank up the exercise.
    Correct?



  • have a look at JK, he;s on the right track big time. In my opinion that is!



  • The bad news is fruit is nature's candy, so you won't lose weight long term eating that as a replacement for fat/protein/carbs. You won't be getting everything you need to stay healthy as well, what you weigh is only one aspect of that.

    Keep up the water and avoiding the obvious pitfalls (fizzy drinks, most things from a packet) and eat meat, nuts (not peanuts), sweet potato, and as much fresh veges as you can take (and some fruit). Avoid bread, rice, potatoes, and stuff like that.

    You've made a good start, not it's about how you make it part of your routine so you don't have to think about it.



  • 14th May - Currently weighing in at 111kg I have a wedding to attend on November 4th .........

    One week out from the wedding and I've trimmed down to 95kg.
    My diet was certainly more crappy than I thought!
    Exercised hard for the first month but have done very little since to be honest.

    Cutting out tea, coffee and all sugary drinks ( with the exception of a few grogs in the weekend)and replacing them with water has been really important I believe.

    Anyhow I'm pretty happy with the way things have gone and my waist is the smallest its been in 25 years.

    Got another wedding in March and the target weight is 87kg.
    Will need to start exercising to achieve it so will start after the weekend when I intend to eat and drink shiteloads!!!!!



  • You have made some good progress mate, really good!!



  • Awesome work pal.


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