Start Weight:(28 Jan 13) 271.2 lb
Current Weight:(27 Aug 16) 220.0 lb
Goal Weight:218.3 lb
following: Mazchap's own diet
performance: losing 9.3 lb a week

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Here I am laying myself bare (foodwise).

FatSecret member since: 28 Jan 13

Mazchap's Weight History

Mazchap's Buddies

Online now dewy333
last weighin: losing 5.6 lb a week Down
Online now JockoT
last weighin: gaining 2.0 lb a week Up
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: losing 14.0 lb a week Down

Mazchap's Cookbook

cals: 153kcal | fat: 4.51g | carbs: 13.59g | prot: 14.77g
Turkey Lasagne
A healthy alternative to the family favourite lasagne.
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Mazchap's Latest Posts

I am stuck and cannot loose anymore weight!!!
I guess the main thing here is to ask yourself a question: How serious are you about losing weight? I stagnated for an entire year (2015 to 2016), trying all sorts of things. The one thing I did that caused the stagnation was to feel bored of the diet I was on while I was losing weight, which I was forced to be on by my doctor. I didn't return to it because I refused to believe that I couldn't lose weight if I just had a bit of a sneaky this or a crafty that every now and again. "Secret eating" was my weapon of choice for self-sabotage. How about you? Are you ready to face up to yourself? Back in 2012 when I was 126kg I had to get down to 85kg and that seemed a long way away. To use imperial - from 277lbs to 187lbs. I have lost 5 stone (70lbs) so far in 4 years. I have no misconceptions about this being a passing thing. I am on my 'diet' for life. I am doing this until the day I die. And I really want that day to be a long way away. So I guess I have two choices. To moan about it and find ways to fail myself or to get up, dust myself off and just get on with it. I use fatsecret to record and review. I use it to pay attention to myself and my habits both good and bad. Right now I am on a medically prescribed and pharmacist managed programme which ceases in a week and a half. I can't wait to get back to being 'normal' because not eating is not normal... but the euphoria of constant, unquestionable weight loss as 'a given' as you will see from my profile, well it's almost like a drug. My body is literally eating itself from the inside. The weight loss shows no signs of excess skin because the body munches away at itself, loose skin just falls back into place with the fat loss. I've lost the fat-lumps under my arms, my waist is 1" less, my belly is much flatter and I have done no exercise at all. Well that's not true - I exercised my right to choose. I chose to get off my fat arse and fix myself. I expect to be less tomorrow than I was today because I choose to be. After a couple of months of normality I am due to return to this fantastic weight loss programme and I don't fear it one little bit. I came out of morbid obesity in obesity and in a couple of days I will move into just being "overweight". When I resume I shall remain on it until I have lost another 14-20lbs, but this time it will because I want to!! It is only for those who are "serious about losing weight". So that's my story... what's yours?
posted 22 Aug 2016, 17:59
my thoughts after reading others posts: reposting here as well...
Hi there. I totally agree. I was ordered off ALL processed food at the end of January. Look at my profile now! I wholeheartedly agree that they should be given a government health warning like cigarettes.
posted 06 Jul 2014, 15:34
not impressed with only 1lb loss
It's good that you are depressed about the size of the loss but you must consider the more important issue at hand here Shabud - you lost. In my situation a static week is fine, two is fine, three is fine, as long as I am not gaining. Gaining is emotionally crippling to me personally. I would rather lose 1 gram or 1 ounce per week than gain it. And slow weight loss is good for your figure too. The ugly yellow globs of sticky fat hiding just under your skin are being taken and turned into energy by your body if you lose weight slowly. I don't follow any diet, I just pay attention to what I am putting in by recording it on my diary. The constant exposure to the data has taught me how to choose more wisely. But alongside this another great piece of advice I got was from my father in law (Professor Emeritus of Nutrition) who still lectures around the world about vitamins etc. He said my emotional side would need treats at least once a week to stay on track. Be naughty Shabud, have a ******** and enjoy it openly, while people are watching. Mine is toasted marshmallows. And I have a monthly treat of a Sunday Roast Dinner. We invite friends and everything. I'm getting it all out in the open to avoid all that emotionally hateful secret-eating I used to do. If they ask you just tell them it's your weekly treat. Stick to the one. Focus on it like I did at the beginning. Gosh it was hard but now I can do an entire month without treats but I have 'em anyway. Coz they keep me "on track" emotionally!

Your 1lb weightloss is to be applauded mate, not cried over. Well done you! Next week try to just take it as it comes, Your goal of 30lb lost is 1lb less than it was when you started - eh?
posted 11 Feb 2013, 08:22
exercise management
Yeah! What Ingria said! Although as a sameday van courier who can often find himself rising at 2am to travel 500miles and then rest for a bit before doing some more - the game plan changes. My kind of driving is intense and needs recording. I'm not your average commuter.
posted 11 Feb 2013, 04:35
Wow! You're no different than me! I thought I was alone. Wow!
Well looking at your posts I am encouraged, to be honest, that this step I have taken is most definitely the right one. "Gaining Weight" claims one member, "Need Some Advice" claims another.

I thought I was the only one out here with a weight problem that begins in the head. I have no problem dieting and losing weight when I stick to a plan. But stop the plan and stop the weight loss. In fact, stop the plan and restart the weight gain!

I recently had a diagnosis that changed me to my very core. I have kids, a wife and a great business and I ain't dumping on that for nobody.

I am not dying to eat the cake, the bacon sandwich, the fish n chips, the lemon meringue pie, the chocolate bar etc etc.

I am dying. Plain and simple. I will just die quicker if I put that crap anywhere near my mouth. Thats the plan behind my plan. Pay attention to what I eat. This site is fantastic. It has helped me redress the books. I may well have been a physical overdraft but I have put myself on forclosure notice and intend to repay every gram of fat back to the food cupboard. I lost weight this week. 0.1kg - Yes! 0.1kg - at that rate I will be at my target weight in 37 months. And you know what? That means I will be slim and my body will shrink with me. No fast path, no bull s##t.

Just plain old fashioned Dickensian "money in = money out = result happiness" type of common sense. If anybody thinks they are better than me because they can do it faster, then good luck to them. I gained weight because of what's in my head. My weight loss will start and finish in my head too. I have a psychological disorder a need to feed and I cannot view it any other way. I even call my blog "diary of a recovering fataholic" ( That's because I see what I have as a disease of the mind.

I had no idea I was in the company of equals with similar thoughts and feelings. I am proud to meet you all and in the words of the infamous Alcoholics Anonymous - I am Mario and I am a fataholic! Smile
posted 11 Feb 2013, 04:20
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I am two digits! Yaay! Now to make damned sure that I stay that way. :)
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24 August 2016

Well I made it. I am now officially 15 stone something. That's the first time I've been that weight for more than a decade. My goal of 99kg is so close ...
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