How often and how much do you weigh?

Discussion in 'Health, Fitness and Well Being' started by Aragorn, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. Pete Cash

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    I am not a huge fan of the keto fanbase but there is no doubt that it works.

    When I was a kid I used to cut carbs to get a better look for summer. This was before I even knew about Keto. How good is the first week when the water weight goes and you are pissing none stop.
     
  2. Mogsheen Jadwat

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    170cm vary between 82-83kg most days, 31yo

    Naturally built so while my bmi is into the obese category, most people would tell me to eat something.

    Can't do anything atm fitness or gym wise as i hurt my lower back a month ago and been largely sedentary since. If I attempt anything more than a walking pace, instant pain. Been to the physio a few times and its slowly coming good, just takes time and I'm mindful not to rush it - f**k your back properly and its a lifetime of hell - no thanks, I'll wait it out.

    Very frustrating sitting on the sidelines tho. Will miss most all of pre season and first few rounds.
     
  3. myrrh ken

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    Farg me well done.

    Im about your height 168cm, stocky build.

    Currently 74kg which is too heavy for me. I reckon 68 would be my goal but im a fat sht with no self control.

    Getting back into running which i hate and also discovered some body weight apps which is good as im time and money poor.
     
  4. Danish

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    Sorry to hear that mate. I packed on about 15-20kg over a 12-18 month period when my mum died back in 2007. Didn't shift it all for 5 years.

    Stress/comfort eating is the pits.


    As for me, I'm sitting about 81-82kg at the moment (180cm/5'11). My heaviest was pushing 102kg, while my fittest/lightest was 73kg.

    I'd like to get back down to about 75kg by July. Running the San Francisco marathon then and would like to give it a proper crack.

    I weight myself probably 3-4 times per week just out of habit. Don't really pay attention much to the number right now. Have a smart scale that measures body fat etc which, while I'm sure not entirely accurate, is at least a few extra measurements that I can compare.
     
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  5. Reece75

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    How accurate are those BMI tables?
     
  6. sensesmaybenumbed

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    They are a one size fits all method, and while they are consistent across the board, they have faults in that people vary wildly in terms of natural build. Compare an islander to someone from Thailand. Very different builds mean a healthy weight for each is a very different thing, depending on activity levels.

    Now, body fat % and waist circumference are considered better indicators from what I know.
    Eat sensibly. Get a bit of excercise. Be active.
    This is enough for the average person to be reasonably healthy.
     
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  7. Bazal

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    Currently 182cm and 86.5kg when I weighed myself this morning. That's a bit over the odds though, I've just come back from a near on two week cruise where I ate and drank like am American.

    Normally these days I sit around 84kg. I try and gym 2-5 times a week, just pretty basic strength weights/cardio. Did a lot of chin ups before I hurt my shoulder. Also play summer and winter cricket, a fifty over game on Saturdays plus a midweek T20 and training in summers and anywhere between 1 and 3 T20s in winter.

    Heaviest I've ever been is about 105kg in around 2010...had a knee reco, had complications, had another knee reco. None of that helped my mental issues and I put on 20kg or more.

    Nowadays it's just the anxiety/depression that f**ks me. Every so often it kicks in and I don't eat for a few weeks, I might drop to 78-80kg and then balloon a little bit when I get back to feeling ok. Usually I weigh myself once a week if I'm looking to lose (like I will be now!) or gain, once a fortnight otherwise
     
  8. Barkley

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    Iā€™m 6ā€™4 and sit around 100kgs. I usually weigh myself every couple of days. Not really sure why I weigh myself so often because my weight is very consistent.

    Iā€™m in the gym 3-4 times a week doing heavy weights (heavy for me) and knee rehab.

    I had ACL surgery last November after my knee got destroyed playing Gridiron. After the surgery they found a few heart problems that I have inherited that prompted some diet changes. I now follow a pescatarian diet.
     
  9. Tommy Smith

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    I'm 6'0" and 81kg.

    I was hovering around 100kg a couple of years ago thanks to an unhealthy diet and drinking too much alcohol so finally decided to bite the bullet and make a lifestyle change.

    So I've been going to the gym generally 5 times a week ever since. I overhauled the diet too which is of course the biggest factor in weight loss - I generally stick to the outer isles at the super markets (fresh meats, veg, fruit, milk).

    Not only am I physically fitter and stronger now at 31 than I ever was when I was younger - not that I'm very strong, I only bench like 80kg which I'm fine with and my squats are paltry thanks to knee surgery - but it's the mental health benefits that are so enormous, even though they can't be quantified.

    When you eat better and exercise you sleep better and feel better in so many ways (self esteem, etc).
     
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  10. Pete Cash

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    benching your weight is pretty good. obviously this isnt linear because the heavier a person is the harder it is to meet certain ratios but a 1.2 times your bodyweight bench is normally considered an intermediate lift and thats what 97 kilos.

    you are doing well
     
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  11. Tommy Smith

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    Thanks.

    I was weight training for roughly a year before I started trimming down and I was probably capable of a 90kg 1RM (I never tested) so having lost about 18kg since then I've been trying to maintain as much strength as possible.

    So whilst I'm not as strong, I can now lift more as a % of my body weight.

    Also losing all that weight has allowed me to FINALLY start pumping out sets of pull ups which has always been a goal.
     
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    Once every few days. 80kgs.

    I weigh myself every morning and every night when I'm on a diet to monitor my progress carefully. They say you shouldn't weigh yourself that much when you're on a diet... I say bugger that, the more you weigh yourself the better you're keeping yourself in line.
     
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  13. SpaceMonkey

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    43, 181cm, 107kg. Maybe weight myself eery week or two. Had a shoulder reconstruction early last year which completely killed my fitness and consequently put on about 5 extra kg though I was already a bit of a porker, my fit weight is more around 90kg or a little under that.
     
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  14. Bazal

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    This is undoubtedly part of my current problem with a few extra kgs of fat and general fitness...used to bang out 100 pull ups minimum every session (various hand positions, I'm not a fking athlete) but I've blown a shoulder so nothing like that, and no chest work either.
     
  15. Smack

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    Hey man, well done, this is great work!
     
  16. Smack

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    Another good job well done.
     
  17. Smack

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    I weigh myself daily and count calories and take measurements monthly.
     

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