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    AGB, you've beaten me to it, I've been procrastinating about starting a name and shame thread where we own up to out weights and what we would like to weigh. Hadn't worked up the courage to do it!

    I lost around 20kgs about 3 years ago, and have more or less maintained a weight of 82kgs over that time. I am guessing I was about 102-105 kgs. I'm 5'8" tall. I knew I needed to lose another 10kgs, but have been happy just to maintain for that time.

    However, in the months leading up to christmas, I noticed my clothes getting tight, and was horrified to discover I've gained back 5 or 6 kilos! So my NY resolution was to shed those extra kgs. I've lost about 2kgs so far. I was 85 kgs yesterday.

    The only thing I do is go on a BUDGET, not a diet. I tell myself I can't afford to spend money on drive-thru, or on sweets, chippies, etc. I basically cut out all that junk/snack food. My brain accepts the idea of a budget, whereas if I think I'm on a diet, I eat like there's no tomorrow.

    There! I've done it! If I fess up I've gained weight at any time, I want to be told off!
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    I too would like to lose 10/15 kg, for too long i have been around the 105/108.
    This said i had maccas for tea

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    I've petty much allways been fit and a healthy weight, but the best thing is walking, and if you can wear a back pack and carry 10-20% of your bodyweight in it and go for an hour or more hike 3 times a week you will be very fit for as long as you do it.

    Build up gradually to it though if you arnt used to it, as in all things.

    The are very few if any unfit or overweight regular trail hikers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter70 View Post
    I too would like to lose 10/15 kg, for too long i have been around the 105/108.
    This said i had maccas for tea
    Hang on, what's wrong with 105 for a man, unless you're under 6 foot or so, I guess?

    My husband'sabout a size 105cm or so, and he's not got an ounce of fat on him.
    I am a size 14, but have lost a bit of weight while being in bed with sore back over the past two weeks. Would have thought I'd put weight on, not the opposite. Weird.

    I would like to get down to a size 12 this year and stay there permanently Used to be a size 9 fourteen years ago, but don't want to be that again! I think I was too skinny for my height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Hang on, what's wrong with 105 for a man, unless you're under 6 foot or so, I guess?

    My husband'sabout a size 105cm or so, and he's not got an ounce of fat on him.
    I am a size 14, but have lost a bit of weight while being in bed with sore back over the past two weeks. Would have thought I'd put weight on, not the opposite. Weird.

    I would like to get down to a size 12 this year and stay there permanently Used to be a size 9 fourteen years ago, but don't want to be that again! I think I was too skinny for my height.
    I am 5/10 but have a solid build. Its only the tummy i want off.
    Beau i would give anything to be able to do long walks again but a Motorbike accident has left me with a damaged knee. I try to use the push bike when i can.

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    Oh. Fair enough at 5/10.

    Stomach crunches. Well, that's what my son does, and you'd break your hand on that abdomen, I'm sure.

    I'm so off topic again.

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    Nope. Sit ups are useless if you have a drop of fat on you. You'll just build muscle under the fat. Lots of high intensity interval cardio and resistance training.

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    Ah thats a bugger about the knee, swimming is great for getting in shape, if you can get to a pool or the beach it works and tones all muscles of the body as well as heart and lung for areobic fitness in a suported environment (not as much gravity, not as much strain on the joints ).

    For added fitness, *and you will end up with shoulders of steel lol*, you can get webbed swim gloves.

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    I am 5'4" and weigh 79kgs. I should weigh 55-60kgs. While I've still been active, I always go for at least one walk every day - more often than not I go for 6 or more! My biggest problem is I have a major weakness for potato chips. Anything salty really. I went through a phase where I didn't want to cook, so I'd get fast food.

    Dis, it is actually good to combine different forms of exercise. Yes doing sit ups will build muscle under the fat BUT that way you already have the muscle there when you lose the weight so it is highly beneficial. Plus it's not just about weight loss, it is also about improving fitness levels and feeling better about who you are. If doing sit ups make you feel good I say go for it!

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    I find that situps work great for me to get some ab muscle tone because I don't have very much fat in that area anyway, so when I do any sort of exercise it just seems to almost magically and instantly tone the muscles. That's it, adding situps to my list.

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