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Postby irvine » Mon, 04 May 2009 1:28 pm

Hmm... since I moved to Singapore last Sept, I have gained 10lbs. For a while, I thought the weighing machine was broken.

I'm just trying to analyze what made the gain. Fried food, lack of exercise, sitting down too much in the office, what else? Or is this the post-wedding thing?

Is this happening to you? And what are you doing about it?

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Re: Feeling fat

Postby ksl » Mon, 04 May 2009 1:47 pm

irvine wrote:Hmm... since I moved to Singapore last Sept, I have gained 10lbs. For a while, I thought the weighing machine was broken.

I'm just trying to analyze what made the gain. Fried food, lack of exercise, sitting down too much in the office, what else? Or is this the post-wedding thing?

Is this happening to you? And what are you doing about it?


Most definitely the post wedding thing, first you have to restrict your intake of food and drink, and start to think of health, do you really need all that food?

No you do not! That's why you are putting on weight! Could also have to do with, you getting older and lazier and the lack of exercise.

Although exercise is very little to do with weight gain, and everyone should be able to maintain an appropriate weight, for the amount of energy they use on a daily level.

Take a look in the mirror and ask yourself why are you eating more? Boredom, depressed, lack of confidence, your life getting you down?

Or maybe you have damaged your metabolism with sugar overload, more control is needed and a little more thought into portion size, start by halving every thing you put in your mouth, and watch the weight reduce. Go for a fast walk for 30 minutes every day, and bingo, a new lease of life. Throw out the TV :lol:

Today was my first day of training, for over 1 year, after an heart attack, and although i still have 3 blockages, I have been geared up to start today, with a nice steady jog, for 1500 meters, and walked 1500 meters, some warm up exercise with light weights, 5kgs, bending and stretching exercise, with 3 x 10 pushups, I'm looking to lose 10 or 12 kg within the next 12 to 15 weeks on a low GL diet, and easy exercise. I can tell you it was very hard! I took my daughter on the jog for moral support, but she wanted to stop first after 1k meters, I kept her going, and said tomorrow we do it again.

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Postby irvine » Wed, 06 May 2009 9:38 am

Yes I suppose.

So how's your training been?

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Postby ksl » Wed, 06 May 2009 10:40 am

irvine wrote:Yes I suppose.

So how's your training been?


Well the low glycemic load diet, appears really working, in the sense that i am feeling satisfied with my meals, and eating more consciously.

If you search for glycemic load list, you can view and print what you want, mind you on one site, there is 80 pages of food to download.

With regards to exercise, well I still have 3 blockages in my main coronary arteries, so i have to take it easy, I can still feel something wrong, in the chest area, although i have no pain. So I started my jog with 1500 meters, and took my 8 year old, for moral support, although she was struggling after 1000 meters.

My blood flow is reduced by 4% so oxygen maybe a problem for me, so I am only pushing myself by around 40%, although i also know if i go faster, i will tire more quickly and not make the route.

Today is my 3rd day and i have lost 2 kg, although most of it is likely to be liquid. So just nice and easy for me, if you have never been active, you should really just walk for the first week, and the second week do a 200 to 500 meter slow jog, building it up slowly.

I hope to get back to my 10km run within 6 weeks, although my pace will be reduced accordingly. My target 10 or 12kg with 10% body fat, I guess i must be around 20% at the moment. started at 87kg. 8 years ago i was 72kg, with 10% fat although I just want to be able to get in my clothes, these days.

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Postby kelsen83 » Wed, 06 May 2009 11:03 am

My boyfriend and i hav been here for 10 years and he's since put on 60lbs!!! Just started a diet and exercise plan and has so far managed to shed 8lbs so.. :D He tries to squeeze in a jog almost everyday, even if it's just a short one. I help by eating all the yummy food that he's banned fr! Muahahahahaha!!!!!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 06 May 2009 1:24 pm

kelsen83 wrote:My boyfriend and i hav been here for 10 years and he's since put on 60lbs!!! Just started a diet and exercise plan and has so far managed to shed 8lbs so.. :D He tries to squeeze in a jog almost everyday, even if it's just a short one. I help by eating all the yummy food that he's banned fr! Muahahahahaha!!!!!


Not too smart, huh!?!

Just think, as he trims down and become more attractive, you are going to balloon up and become an oinker. This might just work out good for him and other ladies will then catch his eye and everybody might just turn a blind eye towards you. Then you might find yourself without a bf. Then who's going to go "Muahahahahaha!!!!!"

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Postby irvine » Thu, 07 May 2009 2:06 pm

Oh SMS, be nice!! :p

I think for me on the weight gain, it's mostly the food I've been eating. It's oilyier and fattyier than the diet I used to have before moving here. Yes they taste good, but guess it's all for a price. The fat price!

Also, my yoga and pilate session has been 0-1 times a week after moving here, compared to 3-5 times, an hour each time, in a week prior to moving here. I think that says a lot about the lack of exercise.

How do some locals stay stick thin... are they mostly healthy, I wonder?

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Postby irvine » Thu, 07 May 2009 2:08 pm

KSL... good for you on the exercises!

Try Pilates... do it one hour each time, 4-5 times a week... you will lose some good weight. Helps in body muscle and strength maintenance too.

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Postby Miss Swan » Fri, 08 May 2009 8:57 am

irvine wrote:Oh SMS, be nice!! :p

I think for me on the weight gain, it's mostly the food I've been eating. It's oilyier and fattyier than the diet I used to have before moving here. Yes they taste good, but guess it's all for a price. The fat price!

How do some locals stay stick thin... are they mostly healthy, I wonder?


Yes must be the food...what have you been eating?? Local food or fast food? Local food generally isn't fattening..you have lots of soup choices and healthy options like rice with mixed dishes. For myself it's hard to eat the most wholesome meals on lunch breaks but during dinner time I try to squeeze in a salad and less oily/fatty food - that helps heaps.

Locals look stick thin probably because they eat like birds...or just a very fast metabolism rate ;)

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Postby chrissi3 » Tue, 19 May 2009 7:16 am

... like a bird....


yeah, or it is because they eat like they work and walk. And who falls almost asleep can't each much.

No energy inside their bodies....

Just my opinion

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Postby jpatokal » Tue, 19 May 2009 9:27 am

Miss Swan wrote:Yes must be the food...what have you been eating?? Local food or fast food? Local food generally isn't fattening..


:shock:

Do you know what goes into char kway teow, bak chor mee, Hokkien mee, carrot cake and most other hawker favorites? Lard lard lard! (Which is why it tastes so good...)

Pretty much the only low-calorie local dishes are porridge, sliced fish soup, ban mian and yong tau foo (and that only if you skip the sauce and the deep-fried stuff).
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Postby nakai » Tue, 19 May 2009 3:31 pm

avoid those fried food, roti prata, char kway teow, friend carrot cake......i eating and swelled from a 60 to a 85 kg.......so i told myself to cut out these food and get regular exercise, as the experts put it. 3 times of workout that works out 80% of your heart will help lots!
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Postby maxyip84 » Tue, 19 May 2009 11:54 pm

personally, i will go for swimming in the public pool near my house in bukit batok...3 times a week...this is a very useful sport for me because it really help me to lose 10lbs in less than 1 month...

According to my family doctor here in Singapore, he suggested to me that swimming is good sport for those who are having back problem and would like to lose weight with exercise. Just go try on it, but must be consistent and also please take good control of your daily food consuming.

Also, i am reading this e-book for the strategies and other ways which are effective to reduce body fat and lose weight fast.

Good luck on you!!
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Postby monaG » Wed, 20 May 2009 4:59 am

From my experience, gaining/losing weight after you move to a new place is alawys related to food. Since you are unfamiliar with the new local dishes, you probably will change your diet habit. Then you lose the control of how much calories go into your stomach.

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Postby aussielass » Wed, 17 Jun 2009 5:48 pm

omg - i have been here for 3.5 weeks only and i've put on 5kgs! apart from the food, i think it's the lack of INCIDENTAL exercise! I used to walk everywhere in sydney, and here, i am so disinclined to walk cos of the heat! IT'S TERRIBLE!


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