Joined May 2015
Weight History

Start Weight
128.4 kg
Lost so far: 30.4 kg

Current Weight
98.0 kg
Performance: Gaining 1.8 kg a Week

Goal weight
83.0 kg
Still to go: 15.0 kg
It is time for a new profile. As many of you know, I am a semi-retired engineer, a proud Scot, living just north of our capital, Edinburgh, in “the Kingdom” of Fife. I am married, with a son, a daughter, two step-daughters, two grandsons and two step-grandsons.
Since joining FS I have lost 74lbs, and hope to lose another 14lb, for a Renewal of Vows Ceremony in July. I started off by just eating my usual foods, but counting the calories and eating less than my RDI. This was successful, but I knew I was on a diet. After a recommendation from a lovely lady here, I read Gary Taubes book, “The Diet Delusion”, and this changed my way of thinking about diet. I have since read and researched a lot more and have now made a major change to my eating regime.
After reading Dr Jason Fung’s book, “The Obesity Code”, and watching a number of his lectures on YouTube, I am swung to the Insulin/Insulin Resistance theory. I am now eating enough calories to keep my weight the same, but have dropped added sugar from my diet (where I can), eating much more fibre, eating three meals a day with no snacking between meals, and taking an Apple Cider Vinegar tablets (one-a-day).
Along with the dietary change I have decided to try Intermittent Fasting. My plan is to fast every second day, but this may change with experience. I will also vary days if I need to eat for a planned event (like of “do” in July).
I started out weighing myself once a week, but then read an eBook, “The Hackers Diet” by John Walker and now weigh myself every morning (after my ablutions, and before dressing). I enter the data into Fitbit, but sync to, to remove the noise and calculate the trend, giving a far more accurate idea of how my weight is progressing.
Happy weight loss to you all.

JockoT's Weight History


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Last weigh in: Losing 5.6 kg a Week Down
Last weigh in: Losing 2.1 kg a Week Down
Last weigh in: Gaining 6.7 kg a Week Up

JockoT's Journal

16 August 2017

After almost 70 years of avoiding a kitchen i had a fancy, the other day, to try making scones. My father and grandfather both enjoyed baking so I imagine ...

06 August 2017

Just went for my first cycle since my strangulated hernia, last year. Didn't go far, but it's a start.

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