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LCHF Couple Lost Over 230lbs

As my blog followers know, at the start of the year I began my LCHF journey and 8 weeks later my partner joined the lifestyle too. Eight months on we have lost more between us than we each now weigh!!! Just over 105kgs lost (231.5lbs or 16.5 stone).

To say this has changed out lives is an understatement. Every day offers more now that our bodies and health are able to make the most out of each opportunity life presents.

I remember days where walking from the car to a seat at the park to look at the ocean was an effort. Now we bike ride to the beach and walk/jog a few KMs no trouble at all… While still being able to talk (not puffing for breath).

I’d like to challenge anyone that has been struggling with their health/weight not to wait to make a New Years resolution but to commit to change today. Once you get started you’ll be amazed how easy it is and how quick you WILL SEE RESULTS!

Viva La Fat 😉

Check out my partners Facebook page at Sweet Nothings LCHF to read more of her journey.
For those who read my post last week and are wondering how I went this week… 2.4kgs lost this week.

Day 66 – Weigh In

Day 66… Time flies when you loosing bum! Or something like that. 🙂

Less than 6 weeks ago I was proud to post that I had reached a milestone and forever left the 130kgs behind and weighed in at 129kgs.

Well, after today’s weigh in I can boast that those 120kg days are now also forever behind me (pardon the pun).

As of this morning I am 119.2kgs and I’m not stopping! (Down from 143kgs last Nov and 138.6 when I started LCHF)

Has it been easy so far? Actually, comparably yes… I know for a lot of people it is a major struggle and I’m not trying to show off. I guess something has changed in me this year and I realize that anything easy has it’s cost. Being overweight is easy but not cheap!

There have been sacrifices but nothing compared to the payoff of my health and happiness.

Before this year most people knew me as a very happy optimistic guy… Well now it’s just reached sickening levels 🙂 Life is great and I’m feeling unstoppable this morning!



Eight Weeks

Eight weeks in and feeling increasingly better with each new day!

After my sojourn in Carb Land Saturday/Sunday I am fully back in the LCHF swing no drama or cravings at all. I’m keen to see my weigh in on March 8th to see if those couple of carby days even make a beep on the radar.

I thought I’d share a side-by-side photo from 6 weeks ago and just now. Ignore the obvious weight loss of hair lol. Check out the difference in inflammation around my eyes and also I think my skin is looking much healthier too!


Day 52 – Weigh In

I weighed in this morning and was delighted to see the scales light up with a reading of 123kg. To think just 52 days ago I was tipping the scales at 138.6kg!

So with that good news in my mind and a day off work I decided to visit the Paleo Café in Brisbane for breakfast.

I had the Caveman’s Breakfast and my first ever Bulletproof Coffee.

It was sooooo delicious and also very filling!

While I was there I couldn’t help picking up some goodies to take home. They have a great range of products available at the Paleo Café.


This afternoon I visited Hog’s Breath Cafe (a local steak house) with my mother and my boys planning to have a late lunch/early dinner.

Hog’s Breath is a favourite ‘go to’ restaurant for me and I’m sure you can see why…..

However I found myself too full and satisfied from breakfast to even order anything today.

It is now 9:00pm and I am still satisfied! All I’ve had since breakfast is a few bottles of water.

Another awesome day of LCHF living!

Week Six Weigh-in

The past few days have been a challenge for my family with some medical issues taking us away from the normal routine of my days off work. Where we have been visiting has had no kitchen facilities and limited access to outside shopping or food.

Through this I managed to stick with the LCHF lifestyle and resist the temptation of the easily accessible junk food.

So, week six weigh-in……. I am proud to say I am now down to 125.5kg. That’s a total loss of 13.1kg (28.9lbs). Averaging around 2.2kg a week or 305gms.

I’ve been so impressed with the consistent weight loss and although I’ve not swayed from the LCHF path I keep expecting the loss to slow. Maybe next fortnight the loss won’t be as dramatic, it will be interesting to look at the next average. However even losing 0.5kg a week I will be pretty much below 100kgs by Christmas 2014!

That’s a pretty awesome concept!

Thanks for all your support everyone 🙂

One Month into a New Life

Today marks the first month milestone of my LCHF journey. So how has it been?

Various long term symptoms have gone completely including:
• Skin Disorders
• Heartburn
• Dizzy Spells
• Fatigue
• Mood Swings

My weight is consistently on an even downward gradient. As of this morning I am over 11kgs down for the month!

Mentally I am far more alert, rested and joyful (who wouldn’t be eating BnE all the time)!

So what does a LCHF meal look like?

I know… Poor deprived me 😛

I really am EXCITED about the next month and more good things coming from finally eating healthy nutritious foods.

I’ve got to say one of the biggest things keeping me inspired are the great Podcasts by Jimmy Moore. Check him out at www.livinlavidalowcarb.com

BTW… Breakfast today, organic grass fed chicken eggs poached in grass fed unsalted butter. Soooooo good!!!!


Who is Fatmandoo?

Towards the end of 2013 after weighing in at 138.6kgs (over 300lbs) I made the decision to do something about it once and for all. Not because I was unhappy with my size. As a father of two boys I needed to be healthy for them And my family!

So on Dec 30th, 2013 I weighed in, took my measurements and began my LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) Journey.

Just days later on Jan 5th, 2014 my big brother passed away at only 44 years of age. This really hit home to me the importance of looking after myself to be the best I can for my family.

This blog will be a journal of my journey, the ups and downs and successes as I move towards a healthier me… You’re welcome to join me on the adventure.


– Derek