Not So Heavy

If I can lose weight so can you!

Month: May 2016

I lost weight using some the techniques mentioned in this section

Before And After – Effects of Weight Loss

As I approach the end of my dieting program it would be great to give some examples of before and after. Unfortunately I am usually behind the camera so getting comparison shots is pretty hard to do.

However I did manage to find one picture that I could reproduce one year on. I have many measurements that I will list below but as they say “A picture is worth a thousand words”.

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I lost weight using some the techniques mentioned in this section

My Weight Loss Targets For 2016

My weight loss targets for 2016 would change from my initial plans for a number of reasons. My “pie in the sky goal plans” were to lose 20kg. From my phase one diet I lost over 15kg, but of course put back 3,5kg on my vacation (as partly expected).

So my weight when starting phase two was 81,6kg, down 12kg from when I started the diet. I would aim again at 0,5kg per week for 20 weeks. So total loss would be 22kg and an end weight of 71,6kg – surpassing my goals. However as time went on I had to reassess the situation a bit.

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I lost weight using some the techniques mentioned in this section

How I changed my eating habits – 3 phases

As I write this I am 3 weeks away from completing my second stint of concentrated weight loss: mostly achieved through changing my eating habits.

As I already said I had a program for 20 weeks in 2015, took a break, then started for another 20 week cycle to finally reach my goals.

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Hints, tips & tricks to successful weight loss

Gamification – Bonus Tip To Reach Your Goal

In my last post I suggested 2 ways to reach your goals. This applies to all goals really, not just weight loss. This week I include a bonus tip: gamification. Even if your goals and targets are SMART you may need extra motivation to push you along the way.

But what is gamification?

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Hints, tips & tricks to successful weight loss

Use Small Steps & Micro Targets To Reach Your Goal

Dieting can be pretty difficult at the best of times. Whether you are forced to diet or not, setting up SMART targets helps gives you something to aim at. But what about the motivation? Use small steps & micro targets.

If, using my target weight loss as the example, you told yourself that you are aiming to lose 22kg that sounds a lot. In my case I believe it is since it is almost a quarter of my start out body-weight. You might be so put off by the enormity of the task at hand that you give up before you start.

To make it attainable, relevant and timely all help in making the goal achievable. But how do you then get the drive and belief to actually reach these goals?

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