Not So Heavy

If I can lose weight so can you!

A Weight Loss Journey

Welcome to Not So Heavy – a site all about my weight loss journey. Well, it’s not all about me though but I will share some of my experiences over the past year that I hope will help you lose some weight, and keep it off.

The domain was purchased in March 2016 while I was on my second stint of losing weight to get to my goal set back in August 2015. How I got to where I am now is available, just have a dig around or a quick search. Or you could start with why I decided to lose weight to see the motivations.

I would love to hear from you too. Want to share your tips and success? Comment away on any of the posts you feel are worth talking about. I hope to publish some user-contributed stories on experiences and learnings.

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Weight Loss Status Q2 2019

So here we are again, I weighed in a couple of weeks ago for my half year check up and things are pretty OK.

I had set myself I really low target to lose: 5KG in the year but as I said in the previous post, it’s more about my lifestyle than my weight.

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Wraps

Halfway there - living on a balanced vegetarian diet

Weight Loss Status Q1 2019

I have set myself a really low target for 2019 with regards to my weight. I have decided that I do need to get back to my lowest recorded weight in recent years however my health, in general, is more important so I am not going to “diet” per se and I intend to actually move a bit more. But how is going so far?

around belly 80 weeks
The weight has gone up a bit since then, but the overall trends are good methinks.

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First batch of first BBQ of the year :-)

Withings Pulse

Life Without My Pulse Ox

So it finally happened. My Pulse Ox suffered the same fate as my wife’s. Flashing “Hello” – but in reality it is goodbye!

The only thing that was perhaps surprising was that the device lasted so long. Integrations with other services stopped working a long time ago, and it would appear that the transition from Withings to Nokia and back to Withings seems to have contributed to the ultimate failure.

Withings Pulse
Withings Pulse

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#stirfryday

Christmas spread. No meat for me though!

My Weight Loss Status for 2018

So here we are again – another rotation around the sun. Did you have any goals with regards to your weight or physical well-being? How did you get on?

I made a fundamental lifestyle change in 2018 which may, or may not, have contributed to a slow year metabolism wise. I tried to go vegan but in the end went what could be described as flexitarian (or semi-vegetarian).

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Halfway there - living on a balanced vegetarian diet

Halfway There – Living on a Prayer

We’re Halfway There – Living on a Prayer

10 weeks into the new “diet” and things have slowed down a bit after a flying start. As I decided at the new year there would be a new me I set my goals to live a little healthier and to try to get rid of the excess fat gained when I stopped smoking.

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homemade vegetable stock being made

Homemade Vegetable Stock

This homemade vegetable stock “recipe” could be in the tips & tricks section as this is not a full recipe, but it is absolutely a great way to utilize waste and also be in control of your ingredients.

This tip will not save you a tonne of money and I cannot claim credit for this tip, but I have found it a really useful technique to get the most from food waste and create delicious flavors with no gluten or additives guaranteed.

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