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Getting back on the wagon - 142 lbs(+) to lose

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I'm 36, been on and off this wagon a few times since I hit 420 lbs and finally realised something needed to change.

My goal is to get back under 200 lbs by 2026. I'm eating a plant-based diet with 16:8 IF & trying to get 8k+ steps a day. I have a dog and recently moved onto a canal boat which has definitely upped my activity levels.

Looking for a group of accountability buddies to share our journeys back to health. Any gender, any weight, any goal, any diet, all are welcome.

Starting Weight - 420 lbs (FEB 2023)
Current Weight - 342 lbs (JAN 2024)
Goal Weight - 199.9 lbs (???)

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  • CastleOfIce
    CastleOfIce Posts: 44 Member
    edited January 17
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    Day 1 - Wednesday 17th January, 2024

    Breakfast
    Leftover vegetable linguine from last night
    Bottle of Innocent juice
    B12/D3/Iron/Iodine and Omega-3 Supplements

    Lunch
    McPlant (double patty)
    Pineapple slice
    Coca-Cola (I know)

    Dinner
    Homemade mushroom & ale filo pie

    Calories
    2,074 (under goal by 26)

    Steps
    11,303
  • CastleOfIce
    CastleOfIce Posts: 44 Member
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    Day 2 - Thursday 18th January, 2024

    Breakfast
    Oatmeal with a generous splash of Agave Nectar
    Innocent juice
    B12/D3/Iron/Iodine & Omega 3 Supplements

    Lunch
    Moroccan-style fruity couscous

    Dinner
    Leftover mushroom & ale filo pie

    Snacks
    Pack of vegetable chips
    Soreen Lift Bar - Raspberry & Vanilla

    Calories (new goal)
    2,120/2,250

    Steps
    5,516 (not a great day for steps)
  • whimsy38
    whimsy38 Posts: 158 Member
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    One day at a time :)
  • CastleOfIce
    CastleOfIce Posts: 44 Member
    edited January 19
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    whimsy38 wrote: »
    One day at a time :)

    Exactly!

    Day 3 - Friday 19th January, 2024

    Breakfast
    Oatmeal with a generous splash of Agave Nectar
    Innocent juice

    Supplements
    B12/D3/Iron/Iodine
    Omega 3

    Lunch
    Orzo with tomatoes & basil

    Dinner
    Vegetable madras
    Coconut rice
    Onion bhaji

    Snacks
    Soreen Malt Loaf
    Soreen Lift Bar
    Roasted Fava Beans (lightly salted)

    Calories
    2,235/2,250

    Steps
    9,750

    Metrics
    339.7 lbs (-1.6 lbs)
    43.4% body fat (-0.6%)

    Starting some new supplements tomorrow in an attempt to feel more full and promote more exercise converting fat to muscle:
    • Vegan protein powder in my oatmeal
    • Probiotics (60b CFU) & prebiotics
    • Vegan Glucosamine Complex w/ MSM
  • CastleOfIce
    CastleOfIce Posts: 44 Member
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    Day 4 - Saturday 20th January, 2024

    I was happy with myself at lunchtime today, went to Subway and bought a 6 inch sub & some hash browns. Usually I'd go wild with a footlong sub, hash browns, three cookies and a pack of crisps.

    Breakfast
    4x slices Soreen Malt Loaf with Peanut Butter

    Lunch
    6" Subway Plant-Based Steak Sub
    6x Subway hash browns
    Sweet Onion sauce

    Dinner
    Homemade roast fennel & bulgar wheat salad
    Bowl of mixed berries with coconut keffir, 2tbsp hemp seeds & maple syrup

    Snacks
    1x Misfits Protein bar

    Supplements
    B12/D3/Iron/Iodine spray
    2x Algal Omega 3 tot 1300mg
    65b CFU Probiotic + inulin prebiotic
    2x Glucosamine & MSM vegan capsules

    Steps
    7,788 now but probably 10k by the end of the day

    Metrics
    339.7 lbs (this is the first time in a while I've remembered to weigh myself before eating)
    42.8% body fat
  • CastleOfIce
    CastleOfIce Posts: 44 Member
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    Day 5 - Sunday 21st January, 2024

    Breakfast
    4x slices Soreen malt loaf with peanut butter

    Lunch
    Squeaky Bean pastrami & piccalilli sandwiches

    Dinner
    Homemade mujadara & parsley salad
    Bowl of mixed berries with coconut keffir, 2tbsp hemp seeds & maple syrup

    Snacks
    1x Misfits Protein bar

    Supplements
    B12/D3/Iron/Iodine spray
    2x Algal Omega 3 tot 1300mg
    65b CFU Probiotic + inulin prebiotic
    1x Glucosamine & MSM vegan capsules

    Steps
    7,103 but I'll get another 2k or so later walking the dog

    Metrics
    333.5 lbs (forgot to update weight in the last post)
    43.4% body fat
  • CastleOfIce
    CastleOfIce Posts: 44 Member
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    Day 6 - Monday 22nd January, 2024

    Breakfast
    Oatmeal with protein powder, sliced banana & maple syrup

    Lunch
    Homemade mujadara & parsley salad

    Dinner
    Mexican bowl with oily tortillas
    Bowl of mixed berries with coconut keffir, 2tbsp hemp seeds & maple syrup

    Snacks
    Soreen blueberry lift bar
    Pack of salt & vinegar fava beans
    Misfits protein bar

    Supplements
    B12/D3/Iron/Iodine spray
    2x Algal Omega 3 tot 1300mg
    65b CFU Probiotic + inulin prebiotic
    1x Glucosamine & MSM vegan capsules

    Steps
    4,376

    Metrics
    331.5 lbs
    43.3% body fat

    Not the best day, over on calories by about 80 and didn't get a huge amount of exercise done. Redoubling my efforts tomorrow.
  • CastleOfIce
    CastleOfIce Posts: 44 Member
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    Day 7 - Tuesday 23rd January, 2024

    Breakfast
    Oatmeal with protein powder, sliced banana & maple syrup

    Lunch
    Mexican bowl with oily tortillas

    Dinner
    Chickpea & nori + cashew mayo and boiled rice

    Snacks
    Soreen blueberry lift bar
    Better Brownie protein bar
    20g dark chocolate

    Supplements
    B12/D3/Iron/Iodine spray
    2x Algal Omega 3 tot 1300mg
    65b CFU Probiotic + inulin prebiotic
    1x Glucosamine & MSM vegan capsules

    Steps
    10,028

    Metrics
    330.8 lbs
    43.0% body fat

    Much better day than Monday. Dentist & haircut tomorrow.
  • CastleOfIce
    CastleOfIce Posts: 44 Member
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    Day 8 - Wednesday 24th January, 2024

    Breakfast
    Innocent juice - 750ml bottle

    Lunch
    McPlant with extra patty
    McDonalds veggie dippers
    Regular Coca Cola

    Dinner
    Spanish chickpea stew
    Salted Caramel Choc Pot

    Snacks
    Lindt Vegan Salted Caramel 50g

    Supplements
    B12/D3/Iron/Iodine spray
    2x Algal Omega 3 tot 1300mg
    65b CFU Probiotic + inulin prebiotic
    1x Glucosamine & MSM vegan capsules

    Steps
    10,413

    Metrics
    329.5 lbs
    43.1% body fat

    Much better day than Monday. Dentist & haircut tomorrow.
  • 1ns1d3_0u7
    1ns1d3_0u7 Posts: 41 Member
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    Hey - your journey sounds a lot like mine. I started at 430, I'm down to 286 right now. It is possible, just keep working and trust the process. You got this! Sent you a request.