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From a Christmas Pudding to a Christmas Cracker - Weight Loss Motivation

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,472 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    I seem to have got it the worst! Seems to have gone as quick as it came (touch wood) however was pretty bad for 12 hours or so.



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,221 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Week 1: -3lbs

    Week 2: -2.5lbs

    Week 3: -4lbs

    Week 4: +1.5lb

    To same I'm baffled is an understatement, I was actually good last week, I'm still feeling under the weather a bit so I'm hoping it's just that. One the upside I'm down 6 inches off my waist and 6 inches off my chest since starting 5 weeks ago now.

    My clothes are definitely looser and my fitness has absolutely improved so I'll take those wins for now.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,492 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Good work loughc, 6 inches in 5 weeks is impressive!

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,472 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Great numbers Loughc, well done.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,693 ✭✭✭✭ L'prof


    Unbelievable loss on the measurements. Very impressed 😲


    I think I’m gonna roll my monthlies up into quarters because I hate the new layout so much. Dropped a couple of lbs this week. 6 days in the gym again. Definitely noticing a difference in my shape even if the weight isn’t dropping as much as I’d like


    Quarter 1: -9.4lbs

    Month 4: +1.6lbs

    Month 5: +1.0lbs

    Week 22: -2.0lbs



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,472 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Great work L'prof. Weight loss will slow as times goes on so it's important not to get too dishearten. Stick to the exercise and good eating habits and the results will take care of themselves.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,492 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Well my week out west has done some damage after all (as expected to be fair) up 3 lbs this morning... few gym sessions planned today and tomorrow and back to healthy eating will hopefully help that in the next few days.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,472 ✭✭✭ TRS30




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,492 ✭✭✭ DvB


    First Post holiday gym session done, showered and having a coffee now... feels good to get straight back at it.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,491 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Well done- no better feeling!! 👍️



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,492 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Car cleaned inside and out now too... have an energy spurt on 😀

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,472 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Post workout endorphins are great. Always makes me feel better.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,693 ✭✭✭✭ L'prof


    How many active calories did you burn doing that? 🤔😆 I’m all about the burn since my brother gifted me his old Apple Watch



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,492 ✭✭✭ DvB


    2 more gym sessions under the belt, starting to get my groove on again... Will head again tomorrow but may have a refreshing beverage or 2 tonight as well... 🤫

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 816 ✭✭✭ Eskie


    Hi guys, I fell off the wagon. I'm after having a mini fry for brunch (my last hurrah) so I'll be starting fresh tomorrow 😁 between the BBQs, dining with friends, and an old injury stopping me from my workouts and hiking, I am up 5kgs since May. While I'm not at my heaviest, it did hit my self esteem. I ended up not wanting to go out and do outdoorsy things because I was so self conscious. Work has been stressful as well, long hours and short staffed, so I've been burying my head in the sand a lot. I've a few days off this week and I already feel like I've the head space to get back on track. I've just downloaded My Fitness Pal on to my phone ☺️



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,472 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    If you can can do it once, you can do it again Eskie. We've all been there and it can very hard when you flat out and motivation is hard to find.

    Great that you are mentally feeling like getting back into it and the rest will follow. Don't be too hard on yourself and we'll all be here to get you going.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 816 ✭✭✭ Eskie


    Thanks TRS30, motivation was very hard to find. I'm starting back slowly 😃



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,492 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Brilliant work Loughc, its great to see the results of hard work.

    One thing i'd say is trying to find a middle ground where you find your ideal weight & manage to maintain rather than fall into the up/down cycle... I've managed it recently to half a stone between lowest & heaviest & even at that I'd kept it at 2-3lbs for about 5-6 years until the lockdowns started & my routine went to pieces (back to within 4-5 lbs again thankfully). But maintaining is where its at in reality as no one want to lose loads of weight, to let it all slide back on & need another huge amount of work to lose again. So try & find that balance where you can treat yourself now & again but not need to diet for a month & run 10k a day for a week to do so!

    Still, 11lbs in 5 weeks, top work fella👍️

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,472 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Great work Loughc, good to see the hard work paying off.



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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,221 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    I’d love to find a middle ground. But every time I lose weight something derails me (usually work) and I end up either back when I started or even further off.

    At least the gym is back open that’s really making it easier for me to lose the weight. My fitness pal is keeping the diet in check as well.

    But with baby on the way I am determined to get the extra weight gone. And try to maintain.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,492 ✭✭✭ DvB


    I know that feeling. I suppose as I've gotten older I've managed to avoid the big swings in my weight & try to nip it in the bud without having to drastically change much. the christmas & new year Covid lockdown were my achilles heel though, that's when I just lost interest in myself & my fitness & just ate & drank my way through it all. Took me until recently to get my head back in the game & slowly getting there, not at anything like as impressive a pace as your good self, but i'm happy enough with the pace at which I'm getting my act together and regaining the fitness I'd let slide.

    Keep up the good work!!

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 816 ✭✭✭ Eskie


    Brilliant results Loughc! Can always swear by my fitness pal.

    Happy middle ground is the dream, I need to find that with work as well, it really throws my routine off.

    Has anyone ever tried pilates? My physio suggested it to me the other day.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,693 ✭✭✭✭ L'prof


    Day late weighing, was gonna leave it until next week. Glad I didn’t now, down another bit. Wasn’t expecting it because we were back home for a few days and I only got to the gym 4 days 😬 Maybe I’m putting on too much muscle 🙈 I found a pic from a few months ago and put it side by side to one from this week. I definitely have far less of a basketball head 😆


    Quarter 1: -9.4lbs

    Month 4: +1.6lbs

    Month 5: +1.0lbs

    Week 22: -2.0lbs

    Week 23: -1.4lbs



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,492 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Welcome back btw, hope the holidays went well!

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,460 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    They went great, a few mishaps with the wee ones which is to be expected. Then came back early for the set up. Hope things are well with you?

    Loughc is smashing it.

    I ate like a horse. This weekend isnt looking great as we are doing a lot of BD for the new firm. I just need to be realistic.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,219 ✭✭✭ tscul32


    Haven't been good at all in the past while. But I tend to lose weight when I'm stressed and we put an offer on a house today so I'm hopeful that I'll be slim and trim by Christmas 😁🏠

    Welcome back Jude - thought you'd been lost



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,472 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Fingers crossed for the house. I know how stressful it can be!!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,219 ✭✭✭ tscul32


    I was 7mths pregnant last time so it can't be any worse this time.



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