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    Re: How I lost 17 pounds in 3 months?

    Quote Originally Posted by nothingspecial View Post
    Don`t know what they use in Britten but here in Britain we use ponds and stones for weighing ourselves but kilograms for everything else.

    We do distance/speed in miles/mph, but do temperature in centigrade.

    We measure our height in feet and inches, but everything else (except mountains and altitude) in metres.

    We drink water in litres and beer in pints.

    We used to be entirely imperial and have tried to change to metric but no one has really taken it seriously.

    I lost 4 stone (56 pounds) over a year, primarily by giving up coke.

    Not that kind, the stuff in a red can. I drank 8-10 cans every day for years.

    I am now 12 stone (168 pounds) and 6ft 1.

    Cost me a bloody fortune in new clothes, but I feel good about myself.
    I'd use pounds and stones myself ...

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    Re: How I lost 17 pounds in 3 months?

    Quote Originally Posted by forestpiskie View Post
    I'd use pounds and stones myself ...

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    Re: How I lost 17 pounds in 3 months?

    I really need to drop a good deal of weight. But its really tough when you work full-time, go to school full-time, and have an hour commute home.
    Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.

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    Re: How I lost 17 pounds in 3 months?

    Quote Originally Posted by LowSky View Post
    I really need to drop a good deal of weight. But its really tough when you work full-time, go to school full-time, and have an hour commute home.
    Run home or ride a bike

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    Re: How I lost 17 pounds in 3 months?

    Quote Originally Posted by nothingspecial View Post
    Run home or ride a bike
    LOL, its 50 miles from home to work, with only the Taconic State Parkway as the only viable way to work. Not really accessible to biking or pedestrians.
    Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.

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    Re: How I lost 17 pounds in 3 months?

    Quote Originally Posted by LowSky View Post
    LOL, its 50 miles from home to work, with only the Taconic State Parkway as the only viable way to work. Not really accessible to biking or pedestrians.
    You would loose weight though - haha

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    Re: How I lost 17 pounds in 3 months?

    I've lost 2.9 kg past 53 days by tracking down my total consumption in kJ to find out how much my body is burning per day, and try to remember not to go over what you would burn.

    oh and avoid soda as it seems to break my predictions (part of knowing what you burn per day you should know how much you weight the next day).

    I dont work out but when I've gone swimming I have included that in my model.
    My first guess at consumption was 10.000 kJ as that seems to be ~1 kg


    does no one make algorithms and predictions or am I just weird because of my education?

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    Re: How I lost 17 pounds in 3 months?

    Quote Originally Posted by forestpiskie View Post
    I'd use pounds and stones myself ...
    /me sighs. When I started school in the mid 1960s, New Zealand used Pounds/shillings/pence for money (changed in 1967) and miles, pounds, stones etc (changed in the 1970s to kilmetres, grammes etc) Mrs Lisati, being a few years younger than myself, missed out on some of the joys of learning stuff like 12 inches = one foot, 20 pennies = 1 pound, 14 pounds in 1 stone, and the joys of knowing which pound was being talked about.

    /me now wanders off with a sense of guilt about the spare tyre round my middle.....
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    Re: How I lost 17 pounds in 3 months?

    Well, I actually have no idea how much 17 pounds really is. I'm guessing around 35 kilograms, right?

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    Re: How I lost 17 pounds in 3 months?

    I lost 130 pounds of ugly fat overnight.

    I got divorced.
    Take it methodically and logically and ignore the replies from the pompous Linux geeks and Ubuntu poseurs who offer nothing but the "party line" and the "standard script". ~emarkay

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