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Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again?

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2011/02/27 11:32:14 (permalink)

Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again?

I'm reading a lot of success weight loss stories on here. What about those who have done all the hard work, only to put it all back on again.
 Do you know where you went wrong? What was your loss, then your gain? Give any advice if you have any. I'm on a weight loss program myself. Want to lose about 8 to 9 stone in about a year.



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    I Am A Myth
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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/02/27 15:23:22 (permalink)
    Maybe look into a good skin care regime mate if so.
     
    coco butter, e45 etc
    collagen supps maybe?
    vitamin e (for skin i think)
     
    Just to help with stretch marks, mine are huge!!!
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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/02/27 19:38:19 (permalink)
    what's your story; I am the Myth? even if you kept the weight off: or put it back on. got stretch marks myself. Inner thighs and side of my gut
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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/02/27 19:53:28 (permalink)
    I was a bit of a porker up until about 2 years ago when i decided to lose the tubbyness.
    Was around 16.5-17 at my biggest, got down to about 13.5 and now upto around 14st, due to lifting, which is mainly muscle ive added.
    My current goal is to lose somemore bodyfat (currently around 20-23%) wanna get down to around 12 or less and then start bulking up a bit more.
    When i was losing the weight i wish i'd found MT as i prob would have lost it faster, but i did it using weight watchers online, it helped keeping the log etc... on there.
    Good luck mate and stick at it, even when it seems like it aint working, it will be, just eat clean (not starve yourself) and be strict with it and finally plenty of exercise.

    Oh yep, i also have the belly stretch marks, but its better than having the belly !!!
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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/02/27 20:21:48 (permalink)
    My weight has been going up and down over the years... Well it was mainly going up until 2006 until I decided to do something about it. I lost 6 stone (110 down to 80 kilos) then stabilised at around 85 kilos. I was into weights all these years and my eating habbits had changed. So I thought there was NO WAY to put the way back on, as I was working out and eating healthily.
    Well, as I said in the other thread,  during 2010 I went up to 99 kilos, because my workouts became rarer and less intense while the calorie intake remain unchanged and I was allowing myself more cheat meals than before.
    So the conclusion I have made is that you need to remain vigilant at all times. It doesnt matter whether you now do weights or eat (relatively) healthily, if you are not careful enough, the weight can go up again (in a bad way).
    This is what happened to me. I took the eye off the ball in 2010 and I paid the penalty.
    The reason can be whatever. In my case it was long working hours during the week and socializing during weekend which meant I had a lot less time to workout. This year, I am planning a lot more carefully so as to make sure I set aside enough time to achive my goals.
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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/02/28 06:58:52 (permalink)
    You can do it, mate, no problem at all. Morning cardio, 45-50 minutes, then cut out the carbs and only eat good source of protein - ie: egg whites, lean meat, fish etc with veg or salad only. No rice, No potatoes, No bread or pasta at all! 

    Eat every 3 hours to speed up your metabolism and invest in a good source of Whey Protein. Don't bother with the meal replacement sashes, just stick to the Whey. 

    Keep up with the weight training and increase your cardio. You get there in no time. 

     
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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/02/28 11:01:20 (permalink)
    Thanks for advice. 
    I know a few people personally who have lost a huge amount of weight only see them a few years later, bigger than they were before.
    One was in the local paper for losing nearly 10 stone, but now all the weight plus more is back on. 
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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/02/28 12:54:40 (permalink)
    jeffhead

    Thanks for advice. 
    I know a few people personally who have lost a huge amount of weight only see them a few years later, bigger than they were before.
    One was in the local paper for losing nearly 10 stone, but now all the weight plus more is back on. 

    Cant understand people who would do that, i put it down to lazyness or something in there nice made them think F**k it, i dont care and just eat whatever they want again.
    All i do when i feel like eating s**t is look at an old 'FAT' photo and that soon sorts me out.
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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/02/28 16:30:09 (permalink)
    Yes lost alot of weight
    Put some back on , but not proper fat nasty weight.
    Gained alot of muscle
    Currently losing weight now on a cut.

    = Looking better than I did when I started and would never look that bad again , I cant understand people that put it all back on and more but I can understand someone putting a little bit back on as you know you can lose it again if needed.
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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/03/01 19:35:51 (permalink)
    I don't mind putting a little back on, but not 10 stone. Know someone who lost 3 stone on the Atkins diet, but now is 4 stone heavier. 
    Me
    Now 19 stone 6lb's. lost a stone in a month. I know that it will slow down as the months pass. 8 stone to go

    I know it's a life style change but, want a bit of advice how not to fall down after. 

    Taking in all your advice too. Thanks




    post edited by jeffhead - 2011/03/01 19:37:55
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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/03/07 19:47:22 (permalink)
    Hmm ok, I'll have a look
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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/03/07 19:57:46 (permalink)
    looks like a scam
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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/03/07 23:00:28 (permalink)
    jeffhead

    looks like a scam



    Agreed - two IDENTICAL posts - reported.


    You'll only put the weight back on if you go back to eating the way you used to.  Obviously as you diet you'll eat less.  Go back to eating what you used to or at similar levels of food and naturally yes, of course, you'll put most if not all the weight back on.


    Main thing is a life style change - learn to change your eating habits.  Thats why weight watchers and its ilk are poor IMO simply because the don't teach you to eat different cleaner foods, only portion control and most people when out of diet mindset lose the control and simply eat what they think they should - and if reading i've done is right, people under estimate portion sizes by around 30%...


    Clean up your diet, learn to eat differently and you'll have no problems.
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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/03/10 16:09:20 (permalink)
    Hi all, I'm looking for a bit of advice, I have been training again since january after having a year off through back injury, I have lost 1 st in weight since then, I now weigh 19st and am 6 ft 2. I'm aware i have to eat protein to help repair muscles and carbs for energy but was wondering if going on a low carb diet would be better to help aid my weight loss or would i find my training to hard without the energy of the carbs? Thanks for any replies in advance.
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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/03/10 19:21:18 (permalink)
    I got down to 12% body fat from 23%  year before last, thanks to good eating and hard training.

    I was unemployed and down the gym every day.

    In Sept I injured my rotator cuff ran out of gym membership and stopped gyming.  Got a very sedentary job and now I have a big tummy and probably put 4 inches or so to my waist and lost muscle mass.

    I'm back in the gym now with my new wife, getting her stuck into a good routine, and I'm going to start my own routine next week.

    I found a diet plan James made for me through Healthy Action from about 3 years ago, so I plan to follow that.

    I can see straight away that my portions have crept up from those days, and I'm guessing I should see body shape changes pretty quickly.

    James plans are really varied and realistic.

    I just have to alter the carb intake as fat loss slows.




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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/03/12 03:54:13 (permalink)
    well am ashamed to tell this but i did regain all my weight after losing a huge amount of it ... i didn't just regain it, i got a f***ing bonus on top of it

    hear me out people ... never, never, NEVER go on a low calorie diet !! ... i know it's tempting, you wanna lose weight faster ... but that ain't gonna happen ... trust me !!

    these are my advices :

    1- don't starve yourself because sooner or later you're gonna binge like crazy
    2- accept the fact that losing weight is a slow process and you gotta work hard for every drop of fat if you wanna do things the right way
    3- you are your worst enemy !! ... don't listen to yourself when you wanna lay down on the couch instead of going to the gym
    4- workout hard  ... don't count on your calories alone to shed the weight ( i said "don't count on"... but you definitly should count your calories ) ... if you ever find yourself losing weight only by being a couch potatoe ... something's wrong
    5- nutrition is an important factor for your success  ... i'd say 70% of your focus should be on your nutrition ... learn how to count calories, how to distribute carbs/protein/fat ratios and which foods are more adequate to bring you to your goal ( i believe that you won't get the same results if you eat 500 calories of natural whole foods or 500 calories from processed ones)
    6- life happens ... sometimes, something will get on your way ... it could be an injury, or an important event or just plain depression ... BUT ... don't ever think about giving up ... just go for it ... don't stop ... it's okay to stop for a moment while you concentrate on something else that's bothering you ... but don't get too much used to it ... or you'll find yourself on ground zero again ... all that hard work for nothing
    7- if you find yourself still craving junk food ... re-check your nutrition
    8- i don't recommend cheat days ... but if you do ... go with ease ... try to eat as healthy as possible ... i suggest preparing your cheat meals yourself !!
    9- have fun ... yes you heard me ... have fun ... losing weight can be an enriching experience ... you learn so much about yourself when doin it ... you learn your weaknesses and how to get pass them, you hear encouragements from your friends and loved ones ... and you find yourself doing things you never imagined
    10- always do some research ... never assume that you know everything there's to know about weight loss

    these are my personal take on the matter ... am not an expert on the matter (look at point number 10) but i deal with my weight for years now and still have a long way to go

    sorry for my english
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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/03/14 10:23:19 (permalink)
    My weight fluctuates massively every year and I'm never usually too fussed. I always know why and it's always my own fault, I just go off the rails or I'm bulking. Then I go on a cut and lose it all.

    I've gone from 105 kg to 65kg from September to now.
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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/03/14 10:57:39 (permalink)
    I know how you feel Ryco, can't imagine losing 40 kgs in 6 months though. I feel fussed big time 
    I can lose about 4 stone in a year, then let myself go and put 4 and half stone back on in 6 weeks. 
    Playing havoc to my body.

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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/03/14 11:14:42 (permalink)
    My rapid weight loss was a combination of:

    No training (except heavy cardio), heavily reduced calories and being more active in general. A lot was obviously water too. 5 years of work, gone in months. Crazy eh?
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    Re:Have you lost weight, only to put it all back on again? 2011/03/16 20:26:28 (permalink)
    jeffhead

    I'm reading a lot of success weight loss stories on here. What about those who have done all the hard work, only to put it all back on again.
    Do you know where you went wrong? What was your loss, then your gain? Give any advice if you have any. I'm on a weight loss program myself. Want to lose about 8 to 9 stone in about a year.

     
    Yes, i have yo-yo'd for a while and two things i would advise are...
    1. Do not become complacent
    2. Fight the instinct do do anything dratstic.. my mistake was to reduce cals from carbs as soon as my weight crept back up on top of that i cut back on weight training which has resulted in me virtually been back to square one. Just preserver  

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