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weight barriers broken

Sunday, August 12, 2018

the first of these was the 400 pound mark awhile back and again recrossed
yesterday i broke 177 kgs or 389.4 pounds

good news today, my weight is still the same: no overnight sabotage on my behalf.

this is now making me feel tremendously motivated.

whereas, in the past i could easily have had a few celebratory drinks or foods.

i have very slowly and painfully learnt that action such as this can upset a whole following weeks potential accomplishments, thru rapid weight gain.
thus setting up a vicious cycle of yoyo dieting.

i am sure you would have heard others say that they are sick of losing the same few pounds, over and over.

having been thru a similar cycle for about the last 2 years, my bmr has slowed right down.

it is now necessary for me to be on a 1200 calorie, nutrient-rich diet, eaten in an intermittent-diet eating window.

for someone as big as me, i dont feel hungry on this regime, but some fast-food ads can periodically set up some glutinous, appetite impulses.

remembering however: "A minute on the lips, Forever on the hips"
Makes me stoutly resolute to resist these urges

alcohol is a great un-inhibitor and can easily lead to excess eating, apart from being empty calories in itself.
so the fact, i have only had 2 alcoholic drinks since 24 July, has been a huge help.
I now feel much stronger without it.

my skin is vastly improved as an added bonus.

Next big step will be cracking the 170 kg mark (374 pounds) emoticon

thanks for all the recent comments on my blogs
I appreciate your support

Cheers richard
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  • AUNA_VISTA
    Congratulations on drinking less! I recently quit drinking caffeine, which has really helped me feel better. I was having coffee daily, but I'm only going to have some occasionally, when I go out. I order decaf, so that's still a lot less caffeine!
    1 day ago
  • JSTETSER
    I am so proud of you! Keep it up! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
  • ARTJAC
    emoticon RICHARD emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Wow, you are doing an amazing job. I agree that often we lose weight and then celebrate by reaching for snacks, etc.
    3 days ago
  • IMUSTLOSEIT1
    You can do this, Richard, just stick to your program. Glad to see your blogs.
    3 days ago
  • HOMEBODY4EVER1
    Richard you are doing emoticon don't let your mind or anyone sabotage your efforts. We are here to cheer you on.
    3 days ago
  • J_HENNINGTON
    Richard very proud of you and your success..stay the course
    3 days ago
  • THISTIME18
    WOW, Richard what a great accomplishment and I'm not talking about the weight loss (only) but the realizations that will help you get the rest of the way. Sabotaging at the weekend or for special occasions (and there is always something special going on), drinking and eating above your BMR are all going to take you in the wrong direction. Doing what you're doing is taking you in the direction you truly want to go AND you get all kinds of perks and bonuses you didn't even count on, like better skin. My target start date for the kind of program you might be on (nutrient rich, eating window) is next Monday (after my birthday and the out of town guests clear out). I've been preparing by making slow changes over the last month to my eating habits (creating an eating window, cutting out diet soda, reducing portions) and now I just need to take the net step into weight loss. I feel ready. Giving up Diet Pepsi (which I never thought I could do) has given me the knowledge that, whilst I might miss certain foods for a time, eventually they will fade away in importance as other, better things rush in. All to say -- a hearty CONGRATULATIONS and I hope I can follow in your footsteps. Best wishes, Deb

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    Comment edited on: 8/13/2018 9:47:52 AM
  • NIGHTSKYSTAR
    So proud of you Richard!! Stay the course—I, like you, lost the same pounds over and over until I found what worked for me. Took 40 years to find it!!
    Sounds like you have found yours!! Great job!!!
    3 days ago
  • GODS-PRINCESS
    There are so many victories in your blog Richard...That is wonderful!!!!!

    Keep up the great work my friend!
    3 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    Richard, I suggest you stay on track. Every 15 pounds down treat yourself. If that means you go up by 5 pounds, then your next off track time comes when you loose those 5, plus another 15.
    4 days ago
  • SPEDED2
    That is really an impressive accomplishment! Attitude has much to do with success.

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    4 days ago
  • TNCOUNTRYLIFE
    I believe in You!!!
    4 days ago
  • CATDUCK1
    You can do this! I believe in you!! Slow & Steady wins.
    4 days ago
  • PATRICIAANN46
    emoticon You are doing a GREAT JOB!!!
    4 days ago
  • HONEYR72
    Awesome 👏 so happy for you! You can do this! Just remember why you started and keep looking forward! And thank god you are not where you use to be! Wtg!
    4 days ago
  • POSITIVE_PAULA
    WOW Richard! It seems like you are really going to succeed this time as you have it worked out exactly what you need to do and I feel this time you are R E A L L Y ready to lose the weight. Sometimes we want to but our brain is not yet truly ready to make it happen we give in to urges and TV adds and social gatherings and the like that you said. But once we are truly hungry and want change then it starts to happen. baby steps and you'll get there. With baby steps you'll keep it off long term. emoticon

    EVERYONE READING THIS - I think this is a huge thing for Richard and feel that now he is really ready to make it happen once and for all never to look back to his old ways.

    I believe in you Richard and know you have what it takes to succeed HUGE BIG emoticon to you.

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    actually I think I have also what it takes to succeed this time round and I owe a huge amount of it to you. So to you I say - emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    As i've said before WE ARE DOING IT!!!!!

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    4 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/13/2018 12:18:54 AM
  • MARANATHAS17
    You can do it!!
    4 days ago
  • VGORDON3
    Great achievement and such a positive attitude! Kudos.
    4 days ago
  • _CYNDY55_
    emoticon Richard!
    4 days ago
  • ARMY_MOM17
    ...Richard i applaud your accomplishments!..yes, i believe your on the right track and well on your way to reaching your goal weight..
    4 days ago
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