Sunday, July 31, 2011

Weight Loss: An all time high

I just weighed myself and got the shock of a lifetime.
I weigh 70kg.   That is 5 kg more than I weighed when I lived in Japan.

No wonder my parents were talking to me about diabetes when I went to visit them last week.

I know I walk less then I did back then.
I know I drink more alcohol (mostly due to work dinners) then I did in Japan.
I know I eat out more than I did in Japan.
I know I eat less vegetables, and more oil then I did when I was in Japan.


I am in total shock.

And I am determined NEVER to weigh this much, ever again.

15 comments:

  1. Good for you. More than half of it's in making that first decision. Best of luck to you!

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  2. good luck getting back to the veggies!

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  3. Oh gosh, you poor thing! It's difficult living in a different country and not being able to have easy access to products that you are used to. Definitely the alcohol is a major factor in bringing up your weight. But then again, are you sure it's not more muscle that has brought your weight up? If it's muscle weight, then that's good.

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  4. That sucks! I weighed myself this morning, and I gained 2 lbs. I think it was probably from all the food, I've been eating this past week, and all the alcohol that I've drank. 

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  5. Well I had a health scare this week and thankfully it's not as bad as it could be but I know that it's worsened by my weight. Unfortunately when you start having health problems it goes beyond 'I'd look better if I lost weight' I know I'd be much healthier if I did too. It won't be easy but I have try. x

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  6. I can definitely say that living in a foreign country is probably not helping you, I speak from experience.  When I first moved to Japan I dropped a lot of weight since I didn't know what to eat....after I got used to things I ate tons and gained a portion of it back.  
    I do agree with Kat here on many accounts, you've been doing the c2k, so I wonder if what you are gaining is muscle mass.  The best indicator to see if you are "fat" or not is to measure your bmi. 
    I think if you can cut out the alcohol, it will help you tons as well....are there ways to make them think you are boozing when your not?

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  7. The older I get the harder it is for me to lose weight, so I make sure to drink water every day, not eat sweets and exercise. It can be difficult to maintain your weight with so many tempting foods. I'm sure that you will find the motivation to bring you back to your goal weight.

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  8. Thanks thanks!

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  9. Thank you so much. My parents commented that I've gained weight (even going as far as mentioning diabetes to me several times) so I guess I've really gotten fatter.

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  10. Alcohol really does hit, doesn't it! I need to get down on my drinking!

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  11. Yes, let's support each other!!

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  12. Food is just so fattening here...   I don't know what I'll do for the boozing, but I'll figure out something!

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  13. Thanks for the support!

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  14. I don't really drink much, but I do know that whiskey in the rocks is the least fattening drink. I know it kinda sounds old granpa drink, but that may work...Also red wine is a good alternative. I'd definitely ban beers, but if you're having one order a Guiness, it's "lighter" than other lagers. 
    I hope it works, and shows my support to you!

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