Joined November 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
150.8 lb
Lost so far: 0.4 lb

Current Weight
150.4 lb
Performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
127.9 lb
Still to go: 22.5 lb
24 year old Australian. I have an office job in a male-dominated industry. Have been a vegetarian since i was 14.
I'm just under 6' tall at 181cm, so any extra weight makes me look HUGE. I'm aiming for the low end of the healthy range. The lowest I can be for my height is 60kg, to stay healthy.
In high-school i was around 58kg,and still seemed healthy, but the doctors were unhappy.

I've been working down from a highest weight of 83kg for the last few years. In this time i have used multiple strategies/diets/regimes. All of which have been successful to varying degrees. The fastest way to lose has been long-term fasting. The easiest to maintain has been 3000kJ intake-restriction.
I've done extensive research on all the diets I've used so i can give solid advice to anyone who might like info.

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Eggs anyone?
I love eggs! I lived on them when i went vege.
They're my fall-back food. When i feel lousy, i know an egg will give me the energy i need to jump back into it!

There's always some concern when you eat something in excess. But if you're balancing them well (you said you have them in salad? that's perfect!), and not frying them, then there's no real problem.
posted 31 Jul 2014, 00:56
Dislike the gym? An alternative
I love walking too, but i don't really favour the social stuff. I walk for fun and as my part of my daily commute. It really is the best type of exercise.

I paid for a year at a gym early in my diet journey.
The second year I used that money and bought my own elliptical (my favourite piece of equipment).
This year i'm going to buy some free-weights.

Gyms are fine to learn proper techniques and use of machines. But when you actually look at what you're paying for: it feels like such a rip-off.
posted 29 Jul 2014, 18:42
Sugar free redbull
It's one of those things that people apply the word "moderation" to.
Energy drinks aren't really "good" for you. But if you have no heart abnormalities, you count the kJ/cals (if that applies to your diet), and you keep an eye on your intake, then there's not really a problem.
Just don't get hooked on them or rely on them to keep you going. A boost every few days is fine, needing a whole can just to get going in the morning, not-so-fine.

That's how I view chocolate, anyway.

You can't spend your whole life worrying about the little things.
posted 29 Jul 2014, 18:33
stress + soda/ sugar addition = please help
Work out what it is about the soda you like best.
For me: i like the bubbles! so when i fell like a hit- i grab a bottle of plain carbonated water.
If it really is the sugar you're craving- consider a high-carb (low GI, high fiber) breakfast. Like oat meal(porridge), multi-grain toast or fruit. You'll get the sugar, but without the hit.

It may also help to put focus on your water intake. Aim for 1 liter of plain water to begin with. You'll find that in your effort to meet the quota, you didn't have a chance to drink the soda.
posted 14 May 2014, 18:18
First you need to know what your diet is lacking.
(a healthy dieter shouldn't be lacking in anything, but it's not always that simple.)
For example i'm vegetarian, so i have a lot of trouble with my iron. I get a blood test every year, but i can tell when it's getting low. I take a pharmacy-grade iron/viC supplement 1-2 times per week. I also struggle with protein, so i use whey protein shakes as a meal replacement, about 2-3 times per week.

But if your diet includes lean meats and plenty of fruits and vegetables, then there's no reason you should be deficient in anything.

Before you try to self-medicate, talk to your GP about getting your bloods done.
Otherwise you're pouring money down the drain. A supplement will only help if you're already deficient.
posted 14 May 2014, 18:11
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15 April 2016

so much for the change. I guess this is going to take a bit more work.

05 February 2016

horrible. need to make a change now.

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