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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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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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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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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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Looking For A Silver Lining – 3 Positives To Keep Motivation

Every cloud has a silver lining, or so they say. 6 weeks into my 2018 20 week “diet” program I am looking for positives after another week of weight gain.

This is the second week of increased weight though the gain this time is higher than the last. There were a few factors that may have contributed to this – as usual related to drinking, eating and moving.

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January fruit of choice - persimmon.

January in Numbers – Top Stats to Start the Year

January 2018 was my first #DryJanuary. As my weight had sky-rocketed during the second half of 2017 it made sense to give this fad a shot as part of the new year, new me program.

My goal for 2018 was to shed the excess of 2017 that I am going to attribute to quitting smoking. However, I fully intend to exercise to complement the eating program: simple kilos lost will not be my only goal.

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A new me ... Veggie Stir Fry

A New Year, A New Me

A New Year, A New Me – how often have you heard that or seen it written online?

This would be true for me though. After maintaining peak weight for 6 months last year, things went pear-shaped when I quit smoking.

So time for a change.

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weight 2017

3 Things I’ve Learned This Year – The Hard Way

I’ve learned many things this year but after all the jubilation and success of 2016, exceeding my goals of losing 20 kgs, 2017 has been a bit of a scunner.

Things were going pretty well for the first half. I had conceded 0,5 kg as an acceptable “over”  – surviving holidays away, partying with friends and general non-exercise that I’d tried to maintain since the turn of the year.

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weight 2017

The Fight Is On … Time to Lose Weight Again

It’s been over 8 months since I last posted on this blog, Not So Heavy but I feel that must write again as the fight to lose weight is back on.

For many months, my weight had remained stable, around the 74kg mark. It was slightly up on my lowest weight but I was quite content, especially since I was not really exercising. I wasn’t drinking water like a boss and I wasn’t even getting to measure 10k steps per day on my toy any more.

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