Weight loss ups and downs - 800 Calorie - Newcastle

Ditto

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No worries. Why do they want non-obese to lose weight?
 

Ditto

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Ah right, so you have to be slightly fat rather than very fat. Got it.
 

Lindarose

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What theyre doing at Newcastle Uni is a follow up to the Direct study which was a similar trial with overweight type 2 diabetics.
That trial showed that by losing enough weight and subsequently fat from the internal organs it was possible to improve blood sugars and so long as the weight stayed off ‘reverse’ the diabetes.
So the trial I did was ReTune and it was to see if non overweight type 2s could do the same thing.
The idea is that if we can get our weight a bit below our personal fat threshold then the fat reduces from internal organs and prompts the pancreas to function better.
The results won’t be published for awhile so we don’t know as yet. As I said it didn’t work for me despite losing a lot of weight. But the blood tests also showed that I’m not type 2!
Hope that all makes sense!
 

ColinUK

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I had a couple of tiny handful of nuts yesterday. This morning I fully expected the weight loss to have stalled as a result but nope, another half pound off!
14st 11 :)
 

Eddy Edson

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I had a couple of tiny handful of nuts yesterday. This morning I fully expected the weight loss to have stalled as a result but nope, another half pound off!
14st 11 :)
Nuts are my nemesis. I put on a kilo after the plague started, having emulated the prudent squirrel by building a stockpile of nuts & then chomping away on them.

Next creation, God should update the human design by including an automated weight control feedback loop. Unless I exercise constant scales-vigilance I start creeping either upwards or downwards. I want a dial I can set to 65kg and then leave the management of it up to my bod & brain.
 

ColinUK

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Another half a kilo off - It feels like slow and steady progress but when I look at the chart it’s quite remarkable as the line is pretty constant. Yes there have been blips but the trend is crystal clear.

Taking the 15 kilo loss as a target means I should be aiming for 88kg but that still leaves me firmly in the overwrought category so I may aim for 84kg but I’ll decide that as I approach 88.

Meanwhile one thing which is worth celebrating is that I’m at my lowest weight in three years right now and I’m not finished losing. I’m missing bread less and although after a really tough day emotionally Wednesday this week I somewhat reverted to type and bought a bag of Kettle crisps and a pot of hummus I’ve actually got no desire to eat them.
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ColinUK

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@Lindarose question about the Exante stuff. Did you just stick to the shakes?
I’m looking at their 4-week box and it’s got soups, meals and bars in so I’m also looking at the 50 for £50 type offer too.
I know there's a huge range of flavours but to compare the price Asda and Tesco are £4 for ten so it’s really a lot more. And the incessant emails are driving me bonkers! The sample ones (apart from the odd tasting chocolate and peanut butter one) have been OK though so I’m curious to try more.
Love the frappe one. Whizzed up with water and a couple of ice cubes it’s a real treat.
 

Lindarose

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Hi Colin. Yes I stuck with the shakes. I tried one packet of soup but poured it down the sink! Really not for me.
And neither have I tried the bars so can’t let you know about those either. Sorry!
I think it’s really hard to know what others may like. I’ve tried so many replacement meal brands over the years as I find when my weight goes up it works for me to do a short sharp calorie reduction. Nip it in the bud!
And for me the Exante shakes (always made very cold) are the best. Just the right level of sweetness. Oh and I def don’t like the smoothies. Tried a banana one and there was a kind of sediment in the glass after.
Once you don’t order so often the emails do slow down!
You’re doing so well. Love reading your updates
 

Eddy Edson

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That last shot was roughly Christmas time. This one is today...

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You're too gaunt/holiday in Belsen?/have one of these donuts/etc/etc :)

Kidding! Looking good & I see that losing some weight has also fixed your eyesight :)
 

ColinUK

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You're too gaunt/holiday in Belsen?/have one of these donuts/etc/etc :)

Kidding! Looking good & I see that losing some weight has also fixed your eyesight :)
I know it’s in good heart but the Belsen comment is out of order.
I spend my life fighting antisemitism and it’s comments like that which creep into everyday use and make it harder than it already is.
That’s before I tell you that my grandparents were the only ones of their families who were not murdered in either Auschwitz or Theresienstadt. Others in the family just disappeared leaving no trace.

As for the improving eyesight, I can’t see what I look like on a selfie screen with my specs on as it’s too close!
 

Eddy Edson

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I know it’s in good heart but the Belsen comment is out of order.
I spend my life fighting antisemitism and it’s comments like that which creep into everyday use and make it harder than it already is.
That’s before I tell you that my grandparents were the only ones of their families who were not murdered in either Auschwitz or Theresienstadt. Others in the family just disappeared leaving no trace.

As for the improving eyesight, I can’t see what I look like on a selfie screen with my specs on as it’s too close!
Apologies & point very well taken, Colin.
 

rebrascora

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What a huge difference.... no more chubby chops! Keep going, you are doing great!
 

ColinUK

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@Lindarose I just ordered a 60 for £51 package because the sample ones really were rather tasty. All shakes. And it rings the changes from the same old flavours.
I’ll need more obviously but it should give me the lift to see this through to the end.
 
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