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Weekly weigh in - Fridays

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Kyi, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Brokenbill

    Brokenbill Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    thank you :)
     
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  2. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    83.5kg today, down from 84.3kg last Friday
    Still going the right way.
     
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  3. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    02.10.2020
    FBG not good this week, lot of stress eating going on. Surprisingly weight still the same.
    49.7kg
    Going out side to inspect storm damage now.
     
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  4. Diawara

    Diawara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    89 kgs this a.m.
     
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  5. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    83.0kg today
    Another 0.5kg and 22kg overall

    Been looking daily and it’s amazing how much it fluctuates, but the trend is the important thing
     
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    #4545 Andydragon, Oct 9, 2020 at 6:04 AM
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  6. Diawara

    Diawara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    89 kgs again..
     
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  7. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    09.10.2020
    50 1kg
    Another stressful week far too many carbs, in the form of biscuits and cake, also excess cheese and chocolate. Weight accordingly gone up. This is a bit surprising as has been a high activity week, with lot of digging, cutting wood on chop saw, shifting stuff as we reorganise.
     
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    #4547 SlimLizzy, Oct 9, 2020 at 7:41 AM
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  8. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No change onwards and upwards
    Carol
     
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  9. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    56kg this morning which is good but BG remains higher than I’d like. Can’t have it all it seems.
     
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  10. SilverK

    SilverK · Active Member

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    Hello, I’m new.
    Today I weigh 89.3kg. That’s the same as last week. Which is good I guess. - I lost 4 stone in the last 4 months (not on purpose!), had a heart attack two weeks ago and am now on insulin, so I can cope with a bit of staying the same!
     
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  11. Brokenbill

    Brokenbill Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @SilverK. hope you are on the mend :)

    I weighed 17st 1lb's so thats a 5.5lb loss from last friday, still along way to go but feeling good and positive
     
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  12. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Haven't posted for a while.
    I was 136kgs before bariatric Roux en y. Now approx 98kgs but fluctuating by 1-2kgs either way.
    Still on basal insulin and only need bolus if metformin has created havoc.
    Will weigh in next Friday.
    Hi to all. :)
     
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  13. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome @SilverK hope you continue to recover. and welcome back @ickihun nice to see you back again.
    @Brokenbill that's a significant loss in a week.
    @DJC3 same issue here, if BG is good I tend to lose weight.
     
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  14. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    It’s such a fine balance isn’t it? Don’t think I’ll ever get the hang of it!
     
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  15. OzBlossom

    OzBlossom Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thought I'd join in!
    Just finished Week 7 of 12 Weeks of <800 low carb program

    Another .8kg gone this week and melted another 1.2% body fat
    So total loss 7.1kg and 5% body fat in past 7 weeks.

    Wish it was more but apparently post menopause makes the weight loss slower AND I need to kick myself in my own pants to improve my exercise adherence still.
     
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  16. LaoDan

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    Not Friday, but kind of a milestone 100kg. My scale actually showed 99 then, nah just kidding lol. So down from the mid 130s since January , I think the muscle number is off since I’ve been weightlifting
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  17. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    How do you measure your metrics Dan? How much more do you want to trim up?
     
  18. LaoDan

    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That’s a great question! So the goal until this point was pure weight loss, while not sacrificing lean muscle. The end goal being around 15% - 20% body fat, with as much muscle as possible. It turns out my loose skin may not be as bad as I thought, and I think I can fill the volume.

    To date, I’ve been measuring by mirror lol. Not accurate, but I can definitely see my delts, traps, lats, triceps, quads and calves getting bigger, biceps and forearm are actually vascular. Unfortunately I still have belly and butt fat. But from here, I do want to more accurately measure, I’m thinking of using calipers and waistline and hip measurements. Not sure what’s the best way.

    I’m on the fence whether I should drop more weight, then build. Or just train hard maintaining my current weight. Keto is super easy, but once I start eating high protein my weight loss stalls. I still have some months on my gym membership, so I’ll continue training for now.
     
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  19. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    I can "do" questions. :)

    So, measuring by mirror gave you 30% fat, or did that come from an app or something?

    To be honest, unless you are going to have a body composition DEXA scan, it's probably hard to get anything too, too, absolutely accurate.

    Calipers and tapes are the age-old methods and can work, but that's all about consistency of technique really. Similarly with body composition scales, which still can and do vary a bit, but either way it's consistent. Doing things "by eye" can be so misleading. We all have feeling fat days, and sometimes lighting can be a friend or foe.

    I wasn't weighed at diagnosis, and then didn't set foot on a scale for about 3 months. The first scale I stepped on was in a hardware store in St John's, Antigua, as I was curious what I weighed, because my clothing was pretty loose. Iy just happened to be a in a cellophane wrapper on the bottom shelf.

    I hadn't weighed beforehand, as being someone recovered from a serious eating disorder, I was terrified of re-awakening my demons, and finding myself on a harmful path, but that's another tale, for another day - if you're really unlucky!

    When I popped back to the UK for a review (long story, I'll spare you), I bought these scales, as I had reconciled I should monitor a bit, to ensure I was staying somewhere in decent parameters.

    The proportions can vary a bit, but like most things, once you've used (almost anything consistent), you'll understand your direction of travel. On these Omrons, I found the visceral fat score to be the one I keep an eagle eye on, looking for it to be, now, unchanged, whereas I have an acceptable variance on the other markers, to allow for day-to-day, real-life living purposes.

    These are the model I bought. https://www.omron-healthcare.co.uk/digital-scales/BF511_Blue.html That was over 6 years ago, and there are more like them these days - some with bluetooth apps etc., but for me the hand grasps were important for additional readings.

    These days I have a step-on/step-off routine for the scales every day, with a full scan weekly or fortnightly, depending on what the quick peep tells me. It's not the way forward for everyone - nothing is, but it works for me.
     
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  20. LaoDan

    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh the 30% is from an app, and Apple Health, but it’s just a calculation based on height and weight. The Omron looks like exactly what I need.
     
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