Joined February 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
189.6 lb
Lost so far: 12.3 lb

Current Weight
177.3 lb
Performance: losing 0.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
149.9 lb
Still to go: 27.3 lb
After having a stagnant weight of 86 kg (190 lbs) for about two years (I gained weight because I quit the gym two years ago, like to eat junk food and have an office job), I decided somewhere in the middle of November 2011 to lose weight (starting with 86 kg (190 lbs)), shape up my body and feeling well and healthy again.

If one wants to lose weight, one has to achieve a negative calory balance for every day during the diet. This means one has to burn more calories each day that one consumes with food and drinks.

This has to be combined with physical education to burn more calories, which accelerates the diet even more (one does not burn that much calories when having an office job as I do...). And last but not least physical education shapes up one's body...

So what I did was eating protein rich food which almost contains no carbohydrates nor fat, for example cottage cheese, lean cold meat, vegetables and low-carb protein drinks. I abstained from carbohydrate and fat rich food like bread, pasta, rice, sweets and such things, even during x-mas time which was very hard... Against my thirst I drunk mineral water (best) or some sugarless lemonades.

For my physical education, I started at the gym again and did elliptical trainer exercise, 3 to 4 times a week, each time at least for 1 hour and burning each time between 500 and 650 calories. After each training I just took a low-carb protein shake so I didn’t do any carboloading again.

In the beginning of February 2012, I achieved my goal of 68 kg (149 lbs), and my body was shaped up again as it was more than two years ago. I am lucky that I don’t have excessive skin at my belly after my diet and I look like I never had more weight…

The discipline which I need now and for the future is to keep me motivated for my elliptical trainer exercises and my low-carb-low-fat nutrition for the rest of my life…

But I feel well and healthy again, and am in a very good mood since I lost my weight.

Miranmao's Weight History


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1st: 08/2011 2nd: 02/2012 3rd: 04/2012 Body fat 14.4% today
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Miranmao's Latest Posts

Before and After, anyone?
Hi there,

maybe some of you remember the picture I posted here in this thread a few months ago:

Yesterday, I found another picture of me from my 'fatty times', and I made another 'Before-After' pic for you guys:

Between 'Before' and 'After', there are missing 25 kgs (55.1 lb), and on the 'After' picture my body fat is about 7-8%...

posted 11 Sep 2012, 12:29
Before and After, anyone?
Very, very good work, grglblch Smile Your pictures remind me to my own pictures, so I know exactly how you do feel now... Keep on Smile
posted 14 Jun 2012, 13:30
49, Weight Watchers, 1 hr a day on the eliptical and I'm not losing!
'There is no need to pay anyone to lose weight. Lose the sugar, white potato, white rice, white bread, white pasta and get plenty of lean protein and veggies you'll do great.'

I absolutely agree with PeeFat and this statement. This is exactly what I did since last November, together with elliptical training, situp and pushup training. I am in a better shape now at age 40 than I was in my twenties, without paying for some kind of diet. Just discipline. And this makes me feel great and proud.

What I am missing for the moment is dumbbell training; but soon I will buy some for home to build up muscles.

Wanna see my efforts so far with loosing weight ? Have a look at my profile, you should find before/after pictures there.

I wish you good luck Smile
posted 03 Jun 2012, 06:12
Before and After, anyone?
Congratulations Beatrixie, what an improvement Smile
posted 15 Apr 2012, 03:34
Body Fat %
My body fat % today is 13.8, yesterday it was 14.4. I measure it with a scale which does this for me, like Kingkeld does. But I see this measurements just as crude values, nothing more. There are a lot of circumstances which take influence on these measurements, for example how dampish your feet are while weighing.
posted 13 Apr 2012, 03:56
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08 November 2012

After two and a half weeks of holiday full of carbs...
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11 August 2012

My homemade plum cake (baked with as less carbs as possible, of course...) is still in my digestion; this explains this gain weight. Everything is still ...
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