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Start Weight
202.8 lb
Lost so far: 1.1 lb

Current Weight
203.9 lb
Performance: gaining 0.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
176.4 lb
Still to go: 27.6 lb
I'm an office worker (programmer) who has seen himself balloon over the past 10 years. I used to think I could eat anything and not gain weight but once I hit my 20s this stopped being true. but it took me quite a while to realise. once I quit smoking, my appetite increased and so did my weight.

I used to be on a 2000 calory diet with 2 or 3 times a week a trip to the gym.
I kept this up for nearly a year at which point I started suffering tremors, low bloodpressure spikes and eventually passed out, hit my head and gave myself a concussion.

at this point I decided to call it quits for a while on the dieting.

my goal used to be, to get my BMI down into normal ranges, build up muscle and overall be healthy.

Currently I am on a 2500 calory diet and I cycle about every other day (30km or more) at a decent speed. Once I plateau I plan to drop my intake a bit (if I feel like it) but mostly keep up exercising and being healthy. I am no longer going to worry about my weight itself (though it is still fun to measure) but instead want to focus on health. I am definitely not going to diet till I drop anymore.

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advice on how not to replace smoking with food
heya, just came across this article:

it's rather sciency but this paragraph might help:

"We believe that the alterations in insulin secretion could possibly be related to the increased carbohydrate cravings and weight gain experienced by many smokers who give up. However, the increase in insulin secretion and carbohydrate intake seems to be a transient effect of stopping smoking, as these changes were not seen any more after six months, even though the participants had gained more weight."

essentially your metabolism changes (from what I gather, you generate more insulin and your sells become somewhat insulin resistant or something) but these changes peter out / revert to normal after about 6 months...

so er... well keep it up and have hope, after 6 months your body will no longer excessively crave carbohydrates.

posted 08 May 2012, 04:58
late night workout!
only thing I would recommend is try to make sure it doesn't upset your sleep rythm. heavy exercise just before going to sleep can cause you to be awake for longer. (although being tired will help you sleep I would assume).

If you get problems with insomnia/sleeplessness then try to avoid exercise the 2 hours before you go to sleep.
posted 11 Jan 2012, 09:06
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