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Title: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on February 14, 2011, 04:10:18 PM
Hello,

There was a bit of a discussion on the 'What Made You Smile' thread about weightloss so I thought I'd start a spinoff thread and see if anyone wants to talk about trying to get/stay fit, lose weight, or eat more healthily...

I've been on a bit of a mission since last July when I moved to London, something just sort of clicked and I felt like I wanted to lose some of the excess weight I'd piled on being lazy in Dover. I set myself a goal of losing 2 and a bit stone and I'm about 9 lbs off that now... it's not been a very quick journey but I always feel that the longer you take over it, the more likely it is to stay off.

Having said that, I always love it when something happens like Sarah said this morning, when you suddenly realise you've lost lots of weight almost by accident, it's seriously motivating!

So what's anyone doing with regards to being fit and/or losing weight?

Here's what I'm up to:

- Using a free calorie tracking website and iPhone App to log everything I eat, I find it massively helps as it suggests a number of calories, fat, salt, etc to eat every day for you to reach your weightloss goal but it's in no way a diet - you can eat whatever you want to to make up those numbers.

- Signed up for a 10k run - this is the plan for getting off those last 9 lbs. I've lost 19 by just eating more sensibly, but I think only exercise will shift the last few! Knowing I'm signed up to something so public means I've actually done something about starting to train. I'm finding I actually quite like running although the programme I'm following isn't actually letting me run for very long at a time yet while I build up my stamina!

- Dug out my squash racket. Seriously, if anyone wants to give their heart a good old testing, this is probably the way to go.

Anyone else? Or is this a boring topic?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 14, 2011, 04:15:54 PM
I've stopped taking sugar in tea and coffee, I'm walking to far more places than I used to, and I'm trying to eat less generally. I have lost some weight, but I have no idea how much.

Not very scientific, is it? ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on February 14, 2011, 04:17:42 PM
I've stopped taking sugar in tea and coffee, I'm walking to far more places than I used to, and I'm trying to eat less generally. I have lost some weight, but I have no idea how much.

Not very scientific, is it? ;)

Hey, every little helps - sometimes a lot more than you realise!
 :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on February 14, 2011, 04:20:31 PM
I don't suppose you want to hear that I've put on a stone since I left University.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on February 14, 2011, 04:23:38 PM
I don't suppose you want to hear that I've put on a stone since I left University.

That's a *kind* of diet!

And how were you alive at university, weighing less than you do now?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Jim on February 14, 2011, 04:26:36 PM
I'm not going to win any popularity contests saying this but losing weight is not a thing I've ever had any problem with. I eat like a horse, stuff just about whatever I like into my face and I stay constantly between 10 and 3/4 and 11 and 1/4 stone (Between 68 and 71.5 kilos or 150 and 157.5 lbs if you're American) no matter what. Given that "what I like" largely consists of healthy Mediterranean cooking, loads of vegetables, salad by the truckload you might think that's not so surprising but when you see the amount of mayo, sugar, butter and cream I also get through you'd be shocked.

But then alongside all that I do lead a pretty physically active life. I walk the dogs at least 4 km every day, often more than that. And when I'm not walking the dogs I'm often helping Monika with the horses which frequently involves lugging vast quantities of hay and straw around.

Just to really punish myself I have been planning to start running again, just as soon as the snow and ice have melted enough to make this a safe and viable option.



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 14, 2011, 04:27:49 PM
Gaining weight?

You need the Leon Camfield W*nk Yourself Fit In A Week programme

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dS4B6qt-XFM/TEdfPbEp32I/AAAAAAAAAHQ/SXi26_ayKPc/s320/crosseyed.jpg)

Send £50 today and a naked photo of Mr C will be on it's way to you through the post or if you are that way inclinded, a copy of Your Own Special Way by Genesis.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 14, 2011, 05:09:09 PM
 :o  :o

Having thought about it, it is more than not having pub lunches.  Being at home, I cook earlier and therefore eat earlier.  More of the meals involve veg and cos I am not knackered there are few takeaways.

In addition, housework involves movement.

Therefore, I need to be a housewife.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: hoboslobo on February 14, 2011, 05:13:22 PM
I am not on a diet, but I have changed my lifestyle.

And it is working. It might not show as I am still a big lad, but I used to be 6 stone bigger.

I am not a fan of crash diets etc. I have tried a few and you always put it back on again.

There is only one way to loose weight, ensure you burn off the calories you eat.

The real answer is to eat low calorie food, and exercise more.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 14, 2011, 05:25:25 PM
Actually, to quote Eddie Izzard, the only way to lose weight is "eat less bloody food".


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 14, 2011, 05:41:25 PM
I can't run (2 bad knees - rest of body pretty wrecked as well) and gym exercises just get me annoyed (even if i could afford or get to facilities).
I use the simple method of manual labour - digging things, building things, and as much walking as possible.
Funnily enough, if I work hard, I actually feel less hungry, so I eat less, and win both ways.
But, needless to say, it doesn't work too well in winter, so I am presently feeling overweight.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on February 14, 2011, 06:11:55 PM
I am not on a diet, but I have changed my lifestyle.

And it is working. It might not show as I am still a big lad, but I used to be 6 stone bigger.

I am not a fan of crash diets etc. I have tried a few and you always put it back on again.

There is only one way to loose weight, ensure you burn off the calories you eat.

The real answer is to eat low calorie food, and exercise more.

Wow, 6 stone? That's very impressive indeed- and you've obviously managed to do it precisely because you're not on some stupid fad diet.

I really wish I could shake some sense into people who spend 2 weeks of hell trying to do the Atkins diet or some such b*llocks, then give up and get disheartened before gorging on cakes and chips for a month.

Just eating "normally" and sensibly is more than enough of a diet for anyone. And like Bo, and others, have said - it isn't actually rocket science. If you burn off more than you eat, you will lose weight, or at the very least, you won't put any more on!

I'd love to be like Jim or Trace and have that occur as a simple matter of course in my day to day life, but I've eventually come to the realisation that my lifestyle just doesn't make the sums add up!



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 14, 2011, 07:00:49 PM
Indeed - 6 stone? Way to go, Bo!

My dad was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes about 2 years ago and he lost a couple of stone and that has helped to get his blood sugar under control a lot better. The diabetic nurse at his local GP's (that's the nurse who treats people with diabetes, rather than being a diabetic herself) is very pleased with him.

As there's a genetic link with diabetes, and also cos I put on weight around my tummy rather than around my bum and thighs, making me the less healthy female apple shape rather than the classic female pear shape, I need to keep my weight down otherwise I will likely succumb to the dread diabetes when I'm a bit older.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 14, 2011, 07:16:28 PM
Day one of the Camfield plan...

...this handbook you get looks a bit suspect.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: hoboslobo on February 14, 2011, 08:37:14 PM
I need to keep my weight down otherwise I will likely succumb to the dread diabetes when I'm a bit older.

I have type 2 Diabetes, and as long as you keep it in control it should not affect your quality of life.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 14, 2011, 08:54:58 PM
After 18 years in the fashion industry there isn't a fad diet on the planet that I haven't watched someone try!!
All with varying degrees of success.

My x boss did atkins very successfully for 4+years and lives by the low carb mantra to this day.

It really does all boil down to eat less do more.
I shifted 4 stone post son #2, mainly by walking from Waterloo to Tottenham court rd everyday, c.2.5 miles.  Sadly got out the habit of the daily walk through Fulham to the new job in recent months... need to get that habit back and soon.

walking is good exercise and easier than some to build into a daily routine - recommend www.walkit.com to see if you can find a walk to build into your daily routine...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: gr8gonzo on February 14, 2011, 09:02:42 PM
I got a Wii fit for Christmas and started the new year off well intended (dropping 6 lbs in two weeks), but have since either fallen off the wagon or had the wagon collapse from the strain. I'd ultimately like to drop about 4 stone. My love of sugar and carbs helps little. I can restrict those things and practice portion control for a while, but I invariably slip back to the same old habits. I'm game for another go. I'm not diabetic yet, and would like to keep it that way.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 14, 2011, 11:27:02 PM
I did the Kinect "Your Shape Fitness Evolved" tonight.  Oh dear, I am so unfit.  However, I was better than Dame who was unfit, uncoordinated and unflexible and is already aching  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on February 14, 2011, 11:57:06 PM
I could probably bore the hind legs off people with waffle on this topic. I'll try not to...

I think that, on the whole, the negative calorie balance thing is absolutely undeniable - this is what we are currently doing.
I'm using "MyFitnessPal" on the iPodTouch (same app as you James?) which helps greatly because it contains a huge database of foods and the calorie content so it's as easy as saying "I had that, that and that" and the thing keeps a tally for you.

Exercise-wise we are using the Wii and the (truly badly programmed but still apparently effective) "Biggest Loser Challenge" game (which we got for under a tenner). It is shocking full of bugs but it bungs together varied 15/20 minute workouts that Mrs P and I do (one after another) while our frozen ready meals are in the oven.

So we aren't eating healthily with a capital "H" but we are bang on the money with the calories and it's convenient with a capital "C". We could cook fresh stuff and achieve the same result but it would put too big a hole in the evening. Besides, it seems to be working. :)

The only thing that challenges the negative calorie balance thing for me was our experience with the Slimming World diet.
As some of you will know from the "Fatness to Fitness" thread on the old Frost* forum, Mrs Pedro and I did this seriously (going to piad for weigh-ins, etc) for a year and a half and I lost over 5 stone doing it.
The thing with that was that you could stuff your face with thousands of calories a day and still lose weight.
Tons of potatoes, rice and stuff that, now I'm counting calories, I can't have more than a a few grams of.
The thing seemed to work on not combining types of food in the same day, so you could have (and I frequently did) three tins of Asda's Chick Pea Dahl and a bag (or two) of Uncle Ben's microwave rice for just one meal.
I still don't really understand how it worked, but work it did.

In the end we stopped for several reasons; the key reason being that the last 10 months or so I really just stayed the same +/- 3 or 4 pounds. Mrs Pedro got to her goal about the same time as I hit 5 stone off and kept going (for free) to help maintain her weight and to help me.
We also got tired of it really and I couldn't find the enthusiasm to step up the exercise or break what had become the comfortable routine of Desperate-Dan-sized meals with no weight gain.
Stopping paying for it seemed to make sense....and slowly and surely the weight began to increase...but it did take a while...and I did enjoy every pound! ;)

Some diets seem to be trying to adjust themselves to take into account the energy it takes for your body to break down what you eat...so you can eat more of stuff that is easy to digest...I guess.
Of course, the cynic in me realises that the finances of diet plans quietly rely on people not losing everything they need to very quickly.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on February 15, 2011, 12:03:17 AM
Good post, to which I will reply properly tomorrow.

But yes, it is MyFitnessPal which I've been using, and I think it's bloody marvellous. All it dies is track what you already do so you don't feel like you've got someone telling you what you can and can't eat, you just figure it out for yourself pretty quickly.

What's your name there, I'll add you as a friend! I'm James_h there, changed it today hence the change here too!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on February 15, 2011, 12:17:12 AM
"Pedro_XXL" - I've not been logging my weightloss or exercise sessions properly on there...just using it as a calorie countdown.

I think I am defintely a gadget-driven dieter! The first time I calorie-counted it was fuelled by the purchase of a Polar heart-rate monitor watch that also let you log calorie intake.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Jim on February 15, 2011, 06:52:11 AM
Day one of the Camfield plan...

...this handbook you get looks a bit suspect.

"Handbook". I see what you did there. Clever!  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on February 16, 2011, 06:31:41 PM
Well, just been for my first run in week 3 of the Couch 2 5K programme - two runs of 3 minutes and two of 1.5, with equal walks inbetween,

A noticeable step up from week 2 where you never ran more than 90 seconds at a time!

Think it went ok though - but can anyone who runs regularly tell me how to stop my shins hurting so much? Am I doing it wrong?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 16, 2011, 10:05:31 PM
..day three...

...eyesight failing...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 16, 2011, 11:09:55 PM
Aim away, Simon. Away.

I keep telling myself that I need to lose weight, but I guess I just enjoy food too much. I don't do anything stupid like consuming everything in the house every three minutes or order a takeaway every night, but I certainly don't eat sensibly. I'm hungry right now and am tempted to go and have a pasta meal, for example. (In truth, I haven't really eaten anything all day, so I suppose I am lacking a good meal.)

I have hijacked the family exercise bike and have placed it in my room, which I tend to do about twenty, thirty minutes or more (or less) on when I'm around and not knackered. I probably walk around more in a day than I realise, which probably helps a fair bit.

But then, I get into the mood that I'm comfortable with myself and go back to enjoying some more nosh.  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Jim on February 17, 2011, 07:47:30 AM
In truth, I haven't really eaten anything all day, so I suppose I am lacking a good meal.

There's your problem right there. One really should eat as regularly as possible, irrespective of how much you eat at those regular intervals (although too much is not good). Sudden bursts of eating with long gaps of fasting between has a tendency to slow the metabolism. It's an hereditary, evolutionary trait in all mammals (as far as I'm aware) that encourages the body to slow down and metabolise less fat to store it for periods when food is scarce. Regular eating rather than starving yourself is a far better way of keeping the body's metabolic rate up. It's one of the reasons that it is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 17, 2011, 09:15:29 AM
I gave everyone a single dish... ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on February 17, 2011, 01:05:46 PM
I've joined the gym and am doing Pilates and Aquafit every week. The instruction is ex army (lady) so she's a bit bonkers.
I look amazing!! (joke)
I really need to go another day , too and do some of the machines.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 17, 2011, 01:17:25 PM
Not the machine that Nietzsche had dreamed of I hope  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on February 17, 2011, 01:21:28 PM
Not the machine that Nietzsche had dreamed of I hope  ;D

What colour is it ?  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 17, 2011, 02:42:33 PM
I don't know, but it hasn't been tested for electical safety. ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 17, 2011, 03:30:01 PM
I gave everyone a single dish... ;D
You should be bloody well hung.  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 17, 2011, 04:21:21 PM
I gave everyone a single dish... ;D
You should be bloody well hung.  ;)

now that's more information that I would want....   

 :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 17, 2011, 05:34:49 PM
I'll never look at UB in the same way again!  :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 17, 2011, 06:05:38 PM
I'm not just a piece of meat.

However this is

(http://www.bwydlyn.co.uk/images/prod/pork_belly_rashers_2.JPG)

It used to belong to a piggie  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on February 18, 2011, 12:59:45 PM
One of my birthday pressies yesterday was ELectronic Arts' "Active 2" for the PS3.

With three motion detectors that you wear on both fore-arms and the right thigh, it is an exercise thingy that seems to work very well. One of the arm-band things is a heart-rate monitor so you are well aware of how close to death you are! :D
The activities are many and varied and the gadget-factor coupled with the novelty will hopefully keep this low-budget-and-hassle-free-exercise kick going for some time.   :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 18, 2011, 01:01:09 PM
I have got over my cold so no excuses for the kinect tonight.

Also need to keep the weight off as I bought new jeans today.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 18, 2011, 02:31:12 PM
Day five....

Voice has dropped three octaves and I cannot see the palms of my hands for hair....


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on February 18, 2011, 03:09:59 PM
One of my birthday pressies yesterday was ELectronic Arts' "Active 2" for the PS3.

With three motion detectors that you wear on both fore-arms and the right thigh, it is an exercise thingy that seems to work very well. One of the arm-band things is a heart-rate monitor so you are well aware of how close to death you are! :D
The activities are many and varied and the gadget-factor coupled with the novelty will hopefully keep this low-budget-and-hassle-free-exercise kick going for some time.   :)

I like the idea that gadgets can help with being fit and active - it's certainly true for me. Having used both the MyFitnessPal app and a great running app that tracks via GPS where you've run, how fast and for how long, when work informed me that they'd be taking away my iPhone I had a cold sweat for all of a week before going and getting my own.

When I find something that works for me, I need to keep at it otherwise I know I'll just give up.

Anyway, this morning's weigh in, lost another pound so that's 19 and a half!  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Jim on February 18, 2011, 03:27:05 PM
Day five....

Voice has dropped three octaves and I cannot see the palms of my hands for hair....

I'm just so impressed that EVERYONE is ignoring you!  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 18, 2011, 03:42:38 PM
Apart from you, Jim!  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 18, 2011, 05:22:55 PM
Indeed, it had more comic appeal if nothing was said.

Never mind.  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 18, 2011, 07:43:26 PM
You keep it up, Simon, if it's working for you.

.. Er...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 18, 2011, 08:29:35 PM
Oh dear, Dame has put on some other game so can't play kinect  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 18, 2011, 09:06:10 PM
I finally managed to get through the Battle on Hoth level on Lego Star Wars after having the game for years.

No exercise, just very pleased.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on March 23, 2011, 07:13:29 PM
This has all gone quiet.  But I have been semi trying and today I am under mumble mumble for the first time in a very long time.  That is only a further 3 lbs lost so about a 1lb a week.   ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Leon on March 23, 2011, 07:19:34 PM
Oh god, check my FB status right now.  It's portion control for me.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on March 23, 2011, 08:11:14 PM
This has all gone quiet.  But I have been semi trying and today I am under mumble mumble for the first time in a very long time.  That is only a further 3 lbs lost so about a 1lb a week.   ;D
Well done you!

I guess people have been too scared to find out what happens next on Simon's plan....

I started this particular waist reduction attempt in mid January and I've lost 10% of my body weight now.
Still plenty to come off but it's going ok.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 23, 2011, 09:09:56 PM
Well done Pedders and Ashleaze!  I've just signed up for SparkPeople which has an excellent Android app and I'm hoping you'll be seeing less of me soon.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 23, 2011, 09:57:27 PM
I have been losing weight through eating less and better.  I have no idea what I weigh or how much I have lost but the waist on the jeans I bought to fit into is now far too big and my watchstrap has to be fastened tighter.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on March 23, 2011, 10:19:54 PM
I think I'm still the same.  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on March 23, 2011, 11:01:03 PM
Reminded of Homer Simpson's weightloss quote : "Look! I'm using the original holes that came with my belt!"


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on March 23, 2011, 11:18:06 PM
LEON - YOU ARE NOT FAT!!!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on March 24, 2011, 12:26:42 AM
No, he isn't...  ;D

And apparently neither am I now, having lost 20lbs to get my BMI back to 'normal'... still want to lose another 7 or 8 though.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on March 24, 2011, 12:44:03 AM
Well done!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on March 24, 2011, 07:37:19 AM

And apparently neither am I now, having lost 20lbs to get my BMI back to 'normal'... still want to lose another 7 or 8 though.

I would never have said you were fat either.  I don't like BMI as a health indicator.  Muscle for instance is heavier than fat so you could have a BMI that says you are fat but you aren't. 

I was going to mention this in the What Made You Blue thread but was too embarrassed.  K got weighed and measured recently at school and a couple of days ago I got a letter saying she was overweight based on her BMI.  In fact she was nearly on very overweight.  She does have a bit of a belly and fat face but generally she isn't fat.  Her diet is very healthy but she doesnt do much exercise.  I cannot put a 4 year old on a diet.  I feel like such a bad Mother.  In fact the letter was very scaremongery and really makes you feel like you have neglected your child.  :(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 24, 2011, 07:45:00 AM
I have generally ended up in the 'very overweight' category, but equally people are generally surprised when I tell them my actual weight.

Those measures are an indication, but not much more when it comes to the general public.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 24, 2011, 09:06:07 AM
I have been losing weight through eating less and better.  I have no idea what I weigh or how much I have lost but the waist on the jeans I bought to fit into is now far too big and my watchstrap has to be fastened tighter.

Blimey, you must have lost a HUGE amount of weight if you're now using your watchstrap to hold your jeans up!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on March 24, 2011, 09:24:37 AM
BMI is rubbish now anyway. It fails to take into account the fact that people are much taller now - so ironically, Ashleaze and Leon may be the only ones that it's accurate for now.

Having been ill for two weeks I am now down to just over 11 stone.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on March 24, 2011, 09:40:24 AM
 ;D

and  :( at people losing weight due to being ill.  I eat if I am well, if I am poorly, if I am depressed, if I am happy....


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 24, 2011, 09:54:04 AM
BMI is rubbish now anyway. It fails to take into account the fact that people are much taller now - so ironically, Ashleaze and Leon may be the only ones that it's accurate for now.

Having been ill for two weeks I am now down to just over 11 stone.

So if we blow in your ear, you'll fall over?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on March 24, 2011, 09:56:55 AM
If you blow in his ear, he'll follow you anywhere.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on March 24, 2011, 10:02:23 AM
Kaylee: "Captain seem a little funny to you at breakfast this morning?"
Wash: "Come on, Kaylee. We all know I'm the funny one."


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on March 24, 2011, 10:02:47 AM
I lost 35 pounds last year and have lost about 6 pounds this year.  (If the converter tool I found is correct that is 15.9 Kilos ... or 2 stone 7 pounds.)

Basically I just try to eat less.  My doctor pretty much said "you have to take in less than you burn".  

I'm not real concerned with losing any huge amount (even though I'm more than *pleasantly plump*) I just don't want to get any *plumper*.   I can't say that I am eating healthier because I'm not.  I just don't eat as much as I was in the past.  Temptations are sneaking back in though and I am once again questioning why, at the age of 55, I am resisting those temptations.  So I give in and just try to eat smaller bits.  

I do have a question for those of you who measure in stones.  If the overage is in pounds (like above where it is 2 stone 7 pounds)...why not just use pounds in the first place?  Seems easier to me and I'm all into easy.  


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on March 24, 2011, 10:04:09 AM
Why stones? Force of habit mostly, and many of our weighing machines are still marked off in them.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on March 24, 2011, 10:09:13 AM
It's amazing how many things changed as the US has evolved (or tried to evolve).  I say the US because it seems like we really do have our own system for everything.  Yet, it wasn't like there was a language or form of measurement waiting here for the colonists. 

Oh well, didn't mean to get off topic. 

I did buy some yummy fruit yesterday. 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on March 24, 2011, 10:35:17 AM
Plump is a great word.

I like vermillion as well.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 24, 2011, 12:14:17 PM
I like vermillion as well.

I'm going to see them in Holland this weekend


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on March 24, 2011, 12:38:44 PM
How do you say 'slap' in Dutch?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on March 24, 2011, 12:41:52 PM
Shlap?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on March 24, 2011, 12:46:16 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on March 24, 2011, 12:47:42 PM
 :D @ UB. I wonder if any of them have a "plumper" as a rider?

I guess the "Stones" thing is just a way of dealing with large quantities. It could all be done in pounds but having larger units creates some "milestones" to aim at.
"I'm hoping to get below 19 stone soon" feels more of an achievement than "I'm hoping to get below 266 pounds".
The result is the same but the psychological effect is there.

We're living off fresh supermarket-bought tubs of soup for lunches and Weight Watchers frozen ready meals in the evening (she has one, I have two). Seems to work...but...last Friday I won the Red Nose Day raffle here at work...3 times!
(and before you ask, I wasn't there when it was drawn so I couldn't decline additional wins)

I won some blokey cosmetic twaddle, a 400g box of Roses and a £30 Marks & Spencers "hamper" containing chocolate biscuits, shortbread, strawberry jam, orange marmalade, belgian chocolates, lemon curd and tea bags.
All of it was consumed within 24 hours (except some of the tea bags, the cosmetics and the lemon curd...) with the help of a loaf of toasted bread and some cheese.
At the Monday weigh-in I'd lost 0.5 pound. I'd like to think I got away with it...I guess this Monday will be the moment of truth!  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 24, 2011, 02:07:44 PM
:D @ UB. I wonder if any of them have a "plumper" as a rider?

Is that like a fluffer?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on March 24, 2011, 02:10:21 PM
Just for your information, the Tinyfish group fluffer is money.

Always guaranteed to put us in a good mood.  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 24, 2011, 08:24:43 PM
That would be the money shot, then.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 24, 2011, 08:29:59 PM
If you blow in his ear, he'll follow you anywhere.

I'll have to try that then!  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on March 25, 2011, 08:51:53 AM
Living alone and not being a big fan of cooking anyway - I take advantage of the Weight Watchers/Lean Cuisine/etc frozen meals.  I find them very helpful for lunch at work because our cafeteria is not geared toward low calorie at all.  Sad part of that is I work at a hospital. 



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on March 25, 2011, 09:08:41 AM
If you blow in his ear, he'll follow you anywhere.

I'll have to try that then!  ;D

I have a note from my mum that says I don't have to be involved in this thread any more.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 25, 2011, 10:43:32 AM
*is suddenly deeply troubled by a mental image of Rob wearing pink fluffy ear muffs at the next gig so that people don't blow into his ears*


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on March 25, 2011, 10:57:09 AM
Our PE teacher once sneaked up behind me and pinched me in the ribs. I didn't know who it was and reacted instinctively with an elbow sharply backwards. I turned around and found it was him. He biffed me about the face a couple of times with hands the size of dinner plates.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on March 25, 2011, 04:49:44 PM
 :o

you are giving the impression you went to school a VERY LONG TIME AGO  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on March 25, 2011, 05:13:48 PM
Well, you can judge how long ago; the PE teacher in question was Bob Mordell who used to play rugby for Middlesex.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: hoboslobo on March 27, 2011, 10:37:34 AM
Just reached a stone since new years eve.

Slow and steady is the healthy way :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on March 27, 2011, 01:37:43 PM
Well done, Bo! I actually have no idea what I weigh as our scales are on the blip, so I don't know what's going on with me.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on March 27, 2011, 07:47:21 PM
Keeping this to theme rather than declaring it made me blue.....

The chart by the scales has gone up as many weeks as its gone down since Christmas..... ??? ???

Need a new plan.....



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 27, 2011, 10:14:01 PM
Actually keeping a chart by the scales is a good first step... and keeping it up to date is another good step.
Getting it to move in the right direction is not so easy.
I've started recording EVERYTHING that I eat and drink... which does make you stop and think about what you're actually putting in to your mouth. I'm finding www.sparkpeople.com really helpful - lots of useful tools on there (and it nags me to do exercise as well, which is good.)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 27, 2011, 10:14:48 PM
Go for a run.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 27, 2011, 10:16:07 PM
I'm walking at the moment - 2 miles 3x a week for now.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 27, 2011, 10:17:21 PM
Do some sit ups.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on March 27, 2011, 10:55:51 PM
Sit-ups? 1 a day, every morning without fail.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 27, 2011, 10:57:27 PM
Nothing beats regular exercise.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on March 27, 2011, 11:12:38 PM
I'm expecting Leon to show up any minute and comment, what with "beat" and "regular exercise" all in the same sentence...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on March 28, 2011, 03:08:11 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on March 28, 2011, 10:05:55 PM
Lost 1.8 lbs over the last week. Sounds a little obsessively accurate that measurement but if the scales wanna say it I'll take it! :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 28, 2011, 10:07:39 PM
I should point out that I'm a fat bastard, and I can't see that changing in a curry...er, hurry.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on March 28, 2011, 10:13:34 PM
my scales say ounces as well as the stones n pounds, I LOVE the accuracy - losing an ounce is quite motivating!!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on March 29, 2011, 02:56:19 AM
I lost 3 pounds in 3 days.  Of course I was sick and didn't eat.  Not exactly what the doctor ordered.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on March 31, 2011, 01:30:18 PM
That's the method I'm going for at the moment.  :(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on March 31, 2011, 03:30:03 PM
my scales seem to be stuck


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 31, 2011, 03:33:51 PM
Are you a mermaid?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on March 31, 2011, 05:35:57 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on March 31, 2011, 06:17:08 PM
Not doing that well at the moment - having got to 'normal' I'm finding it hard to motivate myself to go any further even though I do want to really.

Hopefully the training I'm doing for my 10k will help me shift the rest!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on March 31, 2011, 08:28:00 PM
You really want to be sub-normal?  :)

EA Active 2 on PS3 - Six weeks into their 9 week programme - it works (evidentally from my numbers) but it has reached the point where my knees can't take all of the squats and stride-jumps etc. The third phase is just more of the same but with more reps, longer hold times, etc. Will try to push through to the end but it won't be easy.  :-\

Just about had enough of the WeightWatchers meals too - so will be changing things in three weeks time. Hope to be 18.5 - 18.75 stone by then. Might return to the Slimming World approach for a few weeks and see what that does.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 01, 2011, 08:42:26 AM
4lb gone since I started using SparkPeople.  ;D

So far I've faithfully recorded everything I've eaten for the last 10 days, keeping to within my daily limits for all but one day (when I did gave quite a lot of pizza) and gone for a walk / taken exercise when my phone has told me to.

I can't recommend SparkPeople too highly. It's free, and the online resources and tools (exercise scheduler/tracker, food logger which is easy to use) are great.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on April 01, 2011, 09:21:53 AM
Hopefully the training I'm doing for my 10k will help me shift the rest!
I know how you feel mate. The good news is that you can never underestimate the healing power of exercise. There have been times when hitting a mental low, leaping on my bike and going for a ride has helped enormously.

That's not to say that when you are feeling low, you'll need to leap onto my bike.  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on April 01, 2011, 09:27:57 AM
Or in front of it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on April 01, 2011, 10:11:36 AM
Rob, what do you think Olivia Sparnenn's diet regime consists of ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on April 01, 2011, 10:52:40 AM
A yoghurt every six months whether she needs it or not.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on April 01, 2011, 12:31:47 PM
Rob, what do you think Olivia Sparnenn's diet regime consists of ?

good morning
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/alan-photos/3889419422/sizes/z/in/photostream/)

(hmm. I'm getting the blue ? has flickr locked out linking?)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on April 04, 2011, 03:35:10 PM
The scales cheered me up this morning by showing 18 stone 13 pounds.
So I am through the 19 stone barrier again (in the right direction). :)
This makes the near-death experience, that the PS3 exercise program has become, a bit more bearable.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on April 04, 2011, 03:41:07 PM
The scales cheered me up this morning by showing 18 stone 13 pounds.
So I am through the 19 stone barrier again (in the right direction). :)
This makes the near-death experience, that the PS3 exercise program has become, a bit more bearable.

Well done that man! Very impressed by your efforts...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on April 04, 2011, 03:59:51 PM
well done, Pedro!!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on April 04, 2011, 08:53:44 PM
hhhhmmmmm should I nick PS3 off son?

wil lthe results be worth the gripeing???

hmmmmm.....



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on April 04, 2011, 09:16:29 PM
Mothers Day chocolate and curry has resulted in a couple of lb gained - twas worth it  ;D

if you are ever in Croydon - Mirch Masala - yummy cheap n lovely service


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on April 04, 2011, 11:14:00 PM
Way to go, Pedders!  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on April 11, 2011, 10:47:14 AM
Myfitnesspal.com informs me this morning that Pedro has lost another 3 lbs to make a total of 40 so far!

Seriously in awe of your achievement, sir!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on April 11, 2011, 11:16:32 AM
Heh, thanks.
Yes, rather pleased about that. Another near death experience at the hands of the (rather-well-rendered female) trainer in EA Active Sports 2 yesterday, but worth it when it comes to the weigh-in.
Had a nutrition malfunction last night as we collected Son of Pedro from Uni which involved a tasty-but-wrong visit to McDonalds but hopefully this rare transgression wil not adversely affect this week's overall progress.
However, the two female inhabitants of PedroWorld have birthdays next weekend so there will no doubt be further comestible wrong-doing then. We shall see.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on April 11, 2011, 12:17:58 PM
Ah McDonalds - my only source of nutrition yesterday following a very heavy night's drinking on Saturday...  :-[

Oh well. I'm back on it today. I'm completely stuck at the 20lb loss mark, despite the fact that I could easily lose another stone and still be on the high side of 'normal'. Not been taking my food intake all that seriously since I started running since the exercise is balancing out the lack of control food-wise. Still, if I want to shift those last few pounds...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 11, 2011, 12:30:19 PM
After the supension of lent for my illness last week when I required a daily fix of Montezuma Chilli chocolate I'm back on no snacks, especially no biscuits or sweets.

I had lost a few pounds, but actually I'm not going to worry too much about it, even if worry does help weight loss. I'm 42, I'm not supposed to have a six pack. So long as it doesn't become a Party Seven then I reckon I'm OK. When I get to Summers End and see some of the 70s Darts players that turn up there, I feel positively elfin.

However, we have started trying to take a walk along the River Lea every weekend. Perhaps this will mark a return to some semblance of physical activity.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 11, 2011, 12:35:20 PM
6lb gone so far, which added to the measly 5lb I managed to keep off from the 25lb I lost last year (sadly I regained 20 over the winter :'( ) means I'm now 11lb down from my "who ate all the pies" stage. But the scales haven't budged for the last week. I haven't dared try my Not-So-Big Red Trousers on this year yet, for fear of failing to do them up, but if all goes well I might be able to shoehorn myself into them by Bilston. Fingers crossed!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on April 11, 2011, 01:28:34 PM
Before my "incident" last August I was topping out at over 20 Stone. Now I'm down to 17St 10. I would like to get down to 16.5St, which will  be a fighting weight I haven't been at since my 20's and 30's.

Obviously, I have done this as the alternative I glimpsed didn't seem that attractive.  I haven't wanted for motivation therefore. However, the things I have learned are these :-

* To lose weight, energy out has to exceed energy in. There is no miracle silver bullet that changes this law of physics (or thermodynamics I guess). It also gives a firm kick in the teeth for the notion that WHEN you eat matters more than WHAT you eat. 
* Before you start a "diet" read up on nutrition. All you need to know is in there. IMHO if you follow most of the nutritional bases, you don't need a diet plan, although I would concede they are useful for recipes etc and providing structure. I use Slimming World still on that basis. I wouldn't say I'm on a Slimig World diet though.
* To be permanent, weight loss has to be gradual. 
* The initial weight loss can be achieved quite quickly, but the hard graft comes after that. The more "overweight" you are, the quicker the weight will come off initially. It gets harder as you lose weight. This is because the gap between your in/out energy becomes narrower AND because your body mass will trend towards an ideal weight
* You can't lose weight and be on the sauce every night.
* Fat in food counts. There is no escaping it. Trim it off or just avoid it (apart from your Omega 3 of course)
* That said, don't become a slave to your diet. Eating is supposed to be pleasurable - evolution has seen to that. Don't beat yourself up if you "slip" and don't let food become a prison. It's perfectly fine to have the odd Indian, Pizza. Chinese, Burger, slab of cheddar etc
* Protein and Fat have the same calorie count per weight
* Avoid simple Carbohydrates like the plague
* * Listen to your body. And your common sense. You already know what's "good" for you and what's "bad".
* Exercise for at least 20-30 mins per day. Warming up doesn't count ! You should be able to just about hold a conversation, be comfortably breathless and you need to sweat.
* It is possible to lose inches, but not to lose weight. Weight is not an absolute measure as such. Muscle weighs more than fat. If you exercise, you will reduce fat but increase muscle mass. Another reason why the progress seems to slow down the more you lose/fitter you get. 
* The best "diet~" advice I have found is the body optimisation stuff on Slimming World. This works because it seems to base itself on sound nutritional concepts seen as whole,rather than just a stab at majoring on some component of nutrition (a "low fat" or a "High protein" diet for example)

http://www.nutrition.org.uk/  (http://www.nutrition.org.uk/)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on April 11, 2011, 01:45:43 PM
Post of the year - thanks Bert.

I completely agree with everything you say about diets, which is why you'll notice that in the title of this thread "diet" is in inverted commas.

I'm definitely not on a diet. I'm using a website to track what I eat and how much I excercise, not because it tells me what to do, but because it helps me see when I manage to perfect that 'in/out' ratio you mentioned.

At the end of the day it really is common sense and it does make me angry when I see things designed to rip money out of overweight people because they think there's some easy answer to beat the laws of physics.

I'd also add to your list:

- You have to really want to do it. This is the single biggest thing for me and others I know who've lost weight. You can try here and there and fluctuate up and down, but unless you're actually in that zone where you think 'I'm actually going to do it this time", it's rare to be successful.

- If you go on a crazy diet (Atkins, Cambridge, silly shakes and crap), you will never keep it off because it's subconsciously teaching you that you can't be healthy and eat normal food. As soon as you come off the shakes, you'll just go back to the same habits.

- If you need to follow some kind of diet plan just to get you on the right track, I'd say things like Weightwatchers and Slimming World are the way to go because they do actually teach you to eat a balanced and proper amount of normal food. I personally don't do them because they charge you money to figure out what you can pretty much do yourself now thanks to the incredibly detailed Nutritional information that's out there about what we eat. But I can completely see why the structure works for some people.



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 11, 2011, 02:19:49 PM
* Protein and Fat have the same calorie count per weight

Not true.

Protein and carbohydrate are both 4 calories per gram.
Fat is 9 calories per gram. That's more than twice as much as protein.

And alcohol is a scary 7 calories per gram. Damn.



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 11, 2011, 02:24:07 PM
Fat is 9 calories per gram. That's more than twice as much as fat.

Help - my mind has entered a recursive loop.

Is the other half of the fat in the "extra" dimensions required for string theory?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on April 11, 2011, 02:36:03 PM
* Protein and Fat have the same calorie count per weight

Not true.

Protein and carbohydrate are both 4 calories per gram.
Fat is 9 calories per gram. That's more than twice as much as fat.

And alcohol is a scary 7 calories per gram. Damn.



Beg your pardon, you are quite right. I mis-remembered the talk I had on that.



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on April 11, 2011, 03:07:20 PM
I haven't gone near the scales.  Amsterdam is not conducive to healthy eating.  I must weigh myself soon though to see what the damage is.



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on April 11, 2011, 03:16:29 PM
Can you lose weight by reading lots and lots of words ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 11, 2011, 03:24:21 PM
Fat is 9 calories per gram. That's more than twice as much as fat.

Help - my mind has entered a recursive loop.

Is the other half of the fat in the "extra" dimensions required for string theory?

Sorry - original post now corrected. I meant that fat had more than twice as many calories per gram as protein.  :-[

(and is the string you refer to the sort that the butcher uses to tie up lumps of meat?)

Interestingly, an article I read recently advocating the benefits of eating low-carb pointed out that there are essential fats, which your body needs to function. There are also essential proteins. However, there are no essential carbohydrates.

I'm trying to follow the advice that Michael Pollan gives: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. (http://michaelpollan.com/articles-archive/unhappy-meals/)
I think that's one of the most sensible articles on nutrition that I've read. And it makes you think a lot about what you're putting in your mouth.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 11, 2011, 03:56:24 PM
And it makes you think a lot about what you're putting in your mouth.

Now if someone else had said that... ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on April 11, 2011, 03:57:44 PM
No-one else would have said that  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on April 11, 2011, 06:10:46 PM

Interestingly, an article I read recently advocating the benefits of eating low-carb pointed out that there are essential fats, which your body needs to function. There are also essential proteins. However, there are no essential carbohydrates.


From British Nutrition Foundation:-

"Food provides a range of different nutrients. Some nutrients provide energy, while others are essential for growth and maintenance of the body.
 
Carbohydrate, protein and fat are macronutrients that we need to eat in relatively large amounts in the diet as they provide our bodies with energy and also the building blocks for growth and maintenance of a healthy body. Vitamins and minerals are micronutrients which are only needed in small amounts, but are essential to keep us healthy.
 
Most people should be able to get all the nutrients they need by eating a healthy, varied diet, although there are a few exceptions.

Carbohydrate - Provides energy for the body.

Protein - Provides amino acids (building blocks) that we can’t make ourselves. Needed for growth, development and repair of the body. Also provides energy.

Fat - Provides essential fatty acids (that we can’t make ourselves but need in small amounts), as well as energy. It also carries important fat-soluble vitamins and is important for their absorption."


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on April 11, 2011, 09:43:09 PM
Wise words indeed, Bert.

Slimming World really worked for us until I hit the plateau that I just couldn't get past. I'd lost 5.5 stone to that point though.

The science behind Slimming World escaped me though - I found blind faith worked just fine.
How else could I eat a bowl (the size of my head) full of chips, baked beans and half-a-dozen fried eggs every night for a week and still lose weight? Or the same bowl full of pasta with a tomato sauce... Or the same bowl full of chick pea dahl and lashings of boiled rice

Portion size had no effect at all, it seemed. Maybe that would have been the key to getting more than 5.5 stone off but up to that point I was literally eating Desperate Dan sized platefuls of stuff every night and still losing.

Nowadays I am simply limiting the calories that are coming in and exercising for 40 mins 4 times a week and the progress is being made pretty much the same.

So the baffler here is that there is no way that the calories I was shovelling in on Slimming World were less than I was burning day by day, so how the hell did it work?   


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on April 11, 2011, 09:46:19 PM
Maybe what you were doing was stimulating your metabolism...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on April 12, 2011, 08:04:00 AM
or you have worms.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 12, 2011, 08:14:44 AM
Well, there's a school of thought that says that feeding what is basically a stone-age body with 21st century food is really not a good thing to do (Twinkies, anybody?) and that we should shun the products of intensive farming and eat more as a hunter-gatherer would. The over-consumption of cereals and refined sugar, plus real nasties like trans fats and high-fructose corn syrup is thought to be responsible for the increase in obesity in the US. Not forgetting the portion distortion that's hapened over the years - the size of a portion of many foods in restaurants, takeaways, etc, has ballooned and bears little or no relation to the "serving size" you are reintroduced to if you read the dieting literature.

But it's hard to find the hunter-gatherer aisle in Tesco's and while I can cook healthy stuff at home I often get griped at for not serving enough meat... although last night's spicy millet and lentils got the seal of approval from a definitely non-vegetarian husband (recipe available on request!).


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on April 12, 2011, 08:19:53 AM
A hunter-gatherer who hunted and gathered anything other than meat would be hunting-gathering in his own special way.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on April 12, 2011, 08:26:34 AM
I've put on 3lbs as of this morning. So much for the running balancing out my bad eating...  >:(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on April 12, 2011, 08:32:54 AM
our local curry house does a wicked tarka dal.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Brom on April 12, 2011, 08:34:56 AM
I normally have a single slice of toast every morning at "The Mill" but today I have treated myself to a crusty roll and a sausage. As Bert says, everything in moderation.  :)



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Brom on April 12, 2011, 08:36:23 AM
I've put on 3lbs as of this morning. So much for the running balancing out my bad eating...  >:(

You could just be building muscle there James. Honestly.

That reminds me must drop something into your bucket. - keep up the good work!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on April 12, 2011, 08:37:12 AM
our local curry house does a wicked tarka dal.

I have always found otter to be an aquired taste.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on April 12, 2011, 08:39:32 AM
so you'd prefer the tarka dal to be a little otter?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 12, 2011, 08:54:24 AM
I expect it's otterly dreadful.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on April 12, 2011, 11:36:27 AM
@Catherine - I not surprised your non-veggie husband liked the millet & lentils if he added some seal to it.

As for the rest of what you wrote, I got confused about the fat trannies and unrelated small bears...need food...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on April 12, 2011, 12:01:26 PM
This may turn into an interesting BBC Sport blog (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bendirs/2011/04/at_university_a_girlfriend_tol.html)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on April 12, 2011, 12:41:58 PM
I go see my doctor this morning and will find out just how far I really fell off the *eating less but better* routine.  Maybe it will give me incentive to do better. 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on April 12, 2011, 01:34:56 PM
I would like the lentil/millet recipe please, lovely Freddie.

It doesn't seem to matter what I eat I don't lose or gain anything significant. The only time I've lost a chunk of weight recently was on the Frost* tour where I lost 6lbs.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on April 12, 2011, 01:42:10 PM
That's a coincidence - I lose pounds every time I get to see you at Frost* gigs


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on April 12, 2011, 05:09:59 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on April 12, 2011, 06:49:41 PM
STILL waiting for the voucher from Cyclescheme to turn up so that I can purchase my new Tricross bike. They said would be here weeks ago but the lazy bastards in our finance department have been sitting on their hands. They are all fat gits with no concept of exercise or the notion that it might even be fun to do some.  >:(



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on April 12, 2011, 06:56:21 PM
You can't have your bike until you are three times as cross as you are right now.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on April 12, 2011, 06:57:05 PM
So it would seem. 

PS. I like what you did there.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on April 12, 2011, 09:12:45 PM
Or should that say "Twycross"?

(http://ideagirlconsulting.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/an-orangutan-monkey-riding-a-bike.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on April 13, 2011, 02:06:00 AM
Well I lost 4 pounds since my Jan visit which considering I haven't watched what I was eating...was pretty good. 

I refuse to talk about all the not-so-lovely tests I get to suffer through.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on April 13, 2011, 08:11:56 AM
well done!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on April 13, 2011, 08:35:18 AM
Thank you :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 13, 2011, 08:37:15 AM
They are all fat gits with no concept of exercise or the notion that it might even be fun to do some.  >:(

Fat-bottomed gits they make the f***ing world slow down.

Get on your bike and ride...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on April 13, 2011, 09:16:42 PM
Well I lost 4 pounds since my Jan visit which considering I haven't watched what I was eating...was pretty good. 





Go Dawn!!!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on April 13, 2011, 09:18:59 PM
Thank you thank you.  The doc and I agreed that 4 pounds lost is much better than anything gained :) 

He is a big advocate on slow weight loss versus trying to dump a huge amount at once.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on April 13, 2011, 09:23:19 PM
Thank you thank you.  The doc and I agreed that 4 pounds lost is much better than anything gained :) 

He is a big advocate on slow weight loss versus trying to dump a huge amount at once.
James, I'm warning you now......


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on April 13, 2011, 09:26:14 PM
Yes, I am watching for James_H's reaction as well.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on April 14, 2011, 12:19:57 PM
Yes, I am watching for James_H's reaction as well.

I think he's gone for a long visit.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 14, 2011, 12:45:58 PM
I had biscuits with my mid-morning cuppa this morning  :-[

I did have breakfast at about 7.45am though, and I was very close to starting my lunch at 10.30.

On a better note I think I have gone down one notch on my belt in the last few weeks.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on April 14, 2011, 01:13:59 PM
I have been enjoying great varieties and quantities of yummy but bad for you food recently. I have new shoes to break in, though, so I hope to be doing a lot more walking now.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 14, 2011, 08:21:34 PM
I had biscuits with my mid-morning cuppa this morning  :-[

I did have breakfast at about 7.45am though, and I was very close to starting my lunch at 10.30.

On a better note I think I have gone down one notch on my belt in the last few weeks.

It's amazing what a good corset can do, isn't it, UB?

(http://www.corsetsandcrinolines.com/Tidbits/September2002/corset9.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on April 27, 2011, 11:37:48 AM
The next part of the BBC blog (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bendirs/2011/04/mission_impossible_2.html)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on April 27, 2011, 11:46:18 AM
"that's 50 quid a week up the swanny"....

"up"? "up"???
and
"swanny"?? Little "s" and a "y"???



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on April 27, 2011, 06:02:57 PM
Ben Dir

really??

I have not weighed myself since returning to work.  I am walking to the station so I am hoping that will help but apart from that I have slipped off the diet.  :(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on April 27, 2011, 07:05:34 PM
Apparently that really is his name.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on April 27, 2011, 07:59:45 PM
(http://www.popartuk.com/g/l/lgfp1225+bite-my-shiny-metal-ass-bender-futurama-poster.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on April 28, 2011, 09:05:21 AM
I think this thread should be suspended until after the weekend, due to the sudden projected increase in curry intake.



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on April 28, 2011, 10:36:15 AM
1130 and I have already had 3 of my 5-a-day.  It is very handy of M&S to put stuff like that on the packaging.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 28, 2011, 10:45:28 AM
I'm going down the M&S route today...chicken and bacon sarnie, apple and raspberry drink and a banana.

I shall ruin it all tonight by eating chilli.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on April 28, 2011, 10:48:40 AM
I have one of their crayfish and mango salads for lunch, with a mango, pineapple and passion fruit smoothie, which I note is another of my 5-a-day  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 28, 2011, 10:53:02 AM
It's quite distressing that there's an M&S food outlet actually in Bond Street station - I have to walk past it on the way out.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 28, 2011, 10:54:24 AM
5-a-day James "Ralph Halpern" SpamBot...

I expect tomatoes would count as well.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on April 28, 2011, 11:07:14 AM
It's certainly an aspiration, but there is a distinct lack of Page 3 models here in Northampton  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on May 09, 2011, 03:56:29 PM
BBC blog Part 3 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bendirs/2011/05/mission_impossible_3.html)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on May 09, 2011, 08:07:43 PM
I was impressed with myself walking back from the station today.  I overtook two people who weren't fat or old  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on May 09, 2011, 08:09:00 PM
Did you trip them from behind ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on May 09, 2011, 08:10:51 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on May 09, 2011, 08:13:02 PM
My eating has not been as good at work as I would have liked it to have been while my colleague has been away - not had the motivation to go out and get the more healthy options when it is just for me, so I have been having sandwiches from the canteen when I know very well that bread is not great for me and the fillings won't be helping either.  She's back tomorrow, so I can start eating better again  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on May 09, 2011, 08:58:07 PM
What sort of fillings do they have - Refresher bars? Skittles? They won't be good sandwich fillers.

I haven't been eating well, either. This final push to get work finished has had me just eating crap to keep me going. I haven't had the time to go out for any walks, either, which makes me sad.  :(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on May 09, 2011, 09:03:25 PM
I lost 2llbs last week and am uncertain whether to attribute it to previous weeks wedding or big red tour.....

Can we please have a royal wedding, a three day Tinyfish tour & a 4 day week every week for the next 7 weeks so I will reach target weight in record time?

please, pretty please..... :-*


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on May 09, 2011, 09:10:19 PM
:) Hear, hear!

I'm on a fateau plateau at the moment, havving stayed pretyy much the same weight for 3 consecutive weigh-ins.
Can't complain because I have not been eating the right stuff...just luverly stuff! ;)

Need to re-focus my efforts, it would be good if this year at High Voltage I didn't feel like I had been holding a sack of spuds all day...I guess I could leave the spuds in the hotel...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on May 09, 2011, 09:20:05 PM
What sort of fillings do they have - Refresher bars? Skittles? They won't be good sandwich fillers.

Cheese.  Tuna mayo with cheese.  Cheese with cheese.  Brie and another cheese.

And those are just the ones I can bear to move near to a category headed Not As Unhealthy As It Could Be


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on May 09, 2011, 11:00:31 PM
"Do you like cheese? Do you like peas? Then you'll love these - Cheesey Peas! And now, new strawberry flavour!"


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 10, 2011, 08:15:53 AM
The cheese naan in Kingston pretty much did for my dieting efforts. I think it must have been baked from solid lead, sprinkled with more lead, then grilled. Still, I'm back on the straight and hopefully a bit narrower now with oat bran porridge for my breakfast this morning (surprisingly nice, actually - don't knock it until you've tried it) and lots of vegetables at every possible opportunity.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on May 10, 2011, 09:03:51 AM
They have mastered alchemy - the science of turning lead into cheese.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on May 10, 2011, 09:28:10 AM
I was suprised that I lost a bit of weight over the tour as well. It wasn't that I was eating well (touring is not conducive to a healthy diet) so I guess it was down to the fact that I decided to miss dinner each evening fear that I would belch my way through the set if I ate anywhere near gig time.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 10, 2011, 09:38:55 AM
Judging by the photos, it didn't stop the farting though...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on May 10, 2011, 09:58:19 AM
They don't call me Windy Miller for nothing you know.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_8nsxLaUXYKQ/S2frkABzMmI/AAAAAAAADXs/uI8wjBmFUOw/s400/windy-miller.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on May 10, 2011, 12:26:42 PM
"Everyone's been in the box, but no-one talks about it..."


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on May 10, 2011, 01:21:40 PM
I have lost about 3 pounds.

Sinus/cold flare-up has helped...laugh...nothing tastes right!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on May 10, 2011, 01:23:29 PM
I lost three pounds the other day. Fell out of my trouser pocket, very annoying ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on May 10, 2011, 01:32:26 PM
A friend of mine told me yesterday she had lost 6 pounds at Fat Club...I suggested one of the others had probably eaten it.  She told me that instead of making jokes I should be saying well done...so I said well done to her, adding that was likely how she would have her celebratory steak.

Not heard from her today yet.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on May 10, 2011, 01:52:59 PM
Your empathy knows no bounds sir.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on May 10, 2011, 02:26:00 PM
I cycle up to 100 miles per week, mostly off road.

However I was very ill not long ago with Glandular Fever and this has put me about 3 months behind in my post snow and ice build up to my summer peak  :(

Still, the good news is I'm now 100% and back in the saddle.  ;D

I used to distance run, averaging 7 -10 miles per day but arthritic knees put a stop to that, hence the cycling.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on May 10, 2011, 03:07:18 PM
That is great news Andy. I really wish I could do as many miles a week as you. I average 50 at best.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on May 10, 2011, 03:13:55 PM
Hmm, I average 0.

I need to sort that, so will make a start at the weekend.

I have also decided I need to move - driving for 3 hours each day is taking out 2 hours I could be using doing something else.  Am thinking I will rent something for 6 months half way between my parents and work and see how things pan out.  And then I can actually add some exercise into my day.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on May 28, 2011, 12:54:38 PM
gosh this thread is quiet - 3 pages back

another half stone and another jean size  ;D  ;D  ;D  (though it has to be said the new jeans are a bit tight)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on May 28, 2011, 12:59:19 PM
Well done !

I bought some new jeans to go to RoSfest, but wore my old ones for the plane 'for comfort'.  When they made me take my belt off at security I did have to hold them up because they were now so loose  ;D  The new ones fit nicely round my waist, and there is already some give, but I now face my usual 'problem' of tightness around the thighs.  The exercise regime needs to kick up a level, I think.

My watch strap is loose at 4 and snug at 5.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on May 28, 2011, 01:01:52 PM
I am concerned that I'm not actually dieting though.  Though if walking to and from the station and possibly eating smaller portion sizes is resulting in this slow but sustained weight loss it is the best diet I have ever been on.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on May 28, 2011, 01:04:55 PM
Duh !!!

What you are doing is much better than 'dieting'. 

Regular exercise plus regulating what you eat ftw


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on May 28, 2011, 02:02:50 PM
Since I got ill last year, I've lost quite a bit - I'm down to !7st 10, which is as light as i've been since my 30's. I would like to get down to 16 1/2 St.

The last few weeks have been a bit hard, as I've been to so many events and have slipped especially with my alcohol intake. Anyway, the weight doesn't seem to have come on at all, and now I'm entering a quieter period and will be upping my exercise levels again.

I bought a new pair of jeans this week. They are a 38' waist, and a good fit, which means that I have lost 6" from my waist.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on May 28, 2011, 02:05:37 PM
6" wow (jealous)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on May 28, 2011, 02:55:03 PM
It's all good news in this thread - so the Fishtank is now a world authority on dating and health matters !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on May 28, 2011, 03:08:37 PM
The Fishtank is the World Authority on EVERYTHING


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on May 28, 2011, 03:24:45 PM
Music ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 28, 2011, 03:26:39 PM
Nah!  ;D


Title: Re: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: hoboslobo on May 28, 2011, 09:33:54 PM
I did not gain any weight while in the States :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on May 28, 2011, 10:10:17 PM
Well played Bo!
A few years ago 2 weeks in Florida put about 16 pounds on me!  :-[

I'm still around the same weight for a few weeks now. I keep eating the wrong stuff for a few days and counteracting that for a few days...a bit pointless really. Need to get a grip!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on May 29, 2011, 12:15:18 AM
Same here. Now that my course is done, I will have time to go for more walks and may even cheer up a bit.

Big congrats to all who are doing so well here.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on May 29, 2011, 12:24:41 AM
Exercise will help you cheer up.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on May 29, 2011, 12:30:46 AM
Cairn started running a few days ago, and I joined her today, walking running/skipping for a couple of miles.  I'm  a lucky body type, but I would be happy to tighten up my gut a bit and build up my cardio.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on May 29, 2011, 12:41:30 AM
Exercise will help you cheer up.

It really does. I just need to get up off my fat arse and do it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on May 29, 2011, 12:46:28 AM
I should have got those tshirts a size down and given you a motivation  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on May 29, 2011, 03:03:46 PM
Cairn started running a few days ago, and I joined her today, walking running/skipping for a couple of miles.  I'm  a lucky body type, but I would be happy to tighten up my gut a bit and build up my cardio.
I really should do a bit of that too but my knees are totally screwed. Maybe swimming is the answer.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on May 29, 2011, 04:41:35 PM
Cairn started running a few days ago, and I joined her today, walking running/skipping for a couple of miles.  I'm  a lucky body type, but I would be happy to tighten up my gut a bit and build up my cardio.
I really should do a bit of that too but my knees are totally screwed. Maybe swimming is the answer.

yeah, I wear a compression brace on my left knee.  old age sucks...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on May 30, 2011, 05:46:13 PM
10k in 1:03:55!!  :o  I was impressed with myself when I ran for the train the other day without dying!

I think JamesH it is safe to say you are quite fit now.  Hope you enjoyed your well deserved ice cream.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 30, 2011, 05:56:15 PM
Cairn started running a few days ago, and I joined her today, walking running/skipping for a couple of miles.  I'm  a lucky body type, but I would be happy to tighten up my gut a bit and build up my cardio.

Lucky body type? I've heard of endomorph, mesomorph and ectomorph, but not "lucky" or "luckymorph".

Though I did hear a colleague once referring to Jordan (Katie Price) as having "lucky legs" - apparently they are very thin compared with her silicone-enhanced chest region, and she's lucky that they don't buckle under the weight. Bot from the photos I've seen of you, Rog, you don't look like you've got her body type either.



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on May 30, 2011, 06:00:54 PM
Doesn't Jordan have a problem with keeping her legs closed, though ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on May 30, 2011, 06:01:29 PM
heh

no silicone enhancement here, (hi, Jim!) ;)  but by lucky I mean I'm able to eat pretty much whatever I want, including copious amounts of sugary things, and not gain much weight or inches.

:D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on May 30, 2011, 07:02:33 PM
heh

no silicone enhancement here, (hi, Jim!) ;)  but by lucky I mean I'm able to eat pretty much whatever I want, including copious amounts of sugary things, and not gain much weight or inches.

:D

Give it time.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on May 30, 2011, 07:04:01 PM
heh

no silicone enhancement here, (hi, Jim!) ;)  but by lucky I mean I'm able to eat pretty much whatever I want, including copious amounts of sugary things, and not gain much weight or inches.

:D

Give it time.


I expect you're right, but as I'm pushing 50 already, it's all good!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on May 30, 2011, 07:11:31 PM
Cairn started running a few days ago, and I joined her today, walking running/skipping for a couple of miles.  I'm  a lucky body type, but I would be happy to tighten up my gut a bit and build up my cardio.
I really should do a bit of that too but my knees are totally screwed. Maybe swimming is the answer.

Swimming is never the answer. Unless you're drowning.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on May 30, 2011, 08:24:45 PM
10k in 1:03:55!!  :o  I was impressed with myself when I ran for the train the other day without dying!

I think JamesH it is safe to say you are quite fit now.  Hope you enjoyed your well deserved ice cream.

Hehe, thanks! I'm certainly the fittest I've ever been as an adult. That's quite something. The only thing I've ever done that was close was a cycle ride from coast to coast when I left school- but we took a week over it!

I certainly did enjoy my ice cream, as well as my steak, my chicken breast, my fried shrimp and the huge bowl of chips!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on May 30, 2011, 08:35:11 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on May 30, 2011, 08:38:32 PM
10k in 1:03:55!!  :o  I was impressed with myself when I ran for the train the other day without dying!

I think JamesH it is safe to say you are quite fit now.  Hope you enjoyed your well deserved ice cream.

Hehe, thanks! I'm certainly the fittest I've ever been as an adult. That's quite something. The only thing I've ever done that was close was a cycle ride from coast to coast when I left school- but we took a week over it!

I certainly did enjoy my ice cream, as well as my steak, my chicken breast, my fried shrimp and the huge bowl of chips!

Got to replace all those body essentials.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on May 30, 2011, 08:38:51 PM
I was out with some mates last night and drank a wee bit too much. Today's been horrible. Therefore, I'm giving up alcohol for the time being. That should help to lose some weight (maybe hopefully).

I feel much better now and have actually eaten some sandwiches and a scotch egg without vomming it up again, so that's good.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on May 30, 2011, 08:45:32 PM
actually eaten  a scotch egg without vomming

is that possible?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on May 30, 2011, 08:46:59 PM
Apparently so.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on May 30, 2011, 08:59:25 PM
One of these days going for a run is going to feel good  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on May 31, 2011, 12:20:26 PM
I went for a two hour walk this weekend and jolly good it was too. My advice is to live somewhere where you have beautiful fields and forests to walk through.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on May 31, 2011, 12:46:14 PM
I was out with some mates last night and drank a wee bit too much. Today's been horrible. Therefore, I'm giving up alcohol for the time being. That should help to lose some weight (maybe hopefully).

I feel much better now and have actually eaten some sandwiches and a scotch egg without vomming it up again, so that's good.  :)

Scotch Eggs are lush. interesting how Mouse wants to use them as the cornerstone of his diet...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on May 31, 2011, 01:04:32 PM
Scotch Eggs are lush. interesting how Mouse wants to use them as the cornerstone of his diet...
I once watched a man get an entire Scotch Egg into his mouth whole. Problem was, it was so large that he couldn't bite into it - his jaws didn't have enough movement, and the egg was locked behind his teeth. So he had to pick it out, bit by bit, with a fork. My, how we laughed.

A couple of months later the same man set fire to his own testicles for a bet. I didn't actually see that, though, for which I am grateful.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 31, 2011, 01:46:05 PM
I bet Darwin's having a good chuckle.

There was a chap I read about a few years back who decided to put a snooker ball into his mouth.  (http://www.salon.com/people/feature/2000/01/03/top_darwins)
He was unable to pick it out bit by bit with a fork, it blocked his airway, and he died.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on May 31, 2011, 01:46:54 PM
What lovely stories we all have to share today.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on May 31, 2011, 01:55:50 PM
Quote
"It's funny," said one companion, "because when he was young he put on his sister's underwear. But he died like a man."

This could be one of the best sentences ever written.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 31, 2011, 02:35:46 PM
Actually, the last story on the page I linked to above is quite disturbing.

He attempted to, er, enhance his performance by stuffing cocaine somewhere where it was never designed to be stuffed. Bet he won't be trying that again - largely because the, er, affected part "fell off by itself".  :o

Men, eh?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on May 31, 2011, 02:38:20 PM
Not any more.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on May 31, 2011, 02:41:15 PM
Not until he cuts his own head off, anyway.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 05, 2011, 12:26:53 PM
I just went for a ride on my bicycle for the first time in years.  And very gingerly I went to, not only because of the wind (nothing to do with two curries yesterday) but also because it felt so dangerous, even with no cars around.  Looks like I will need to get used to this again.  Going fast downhill certainly felt foolhardy !  I have no intention of this turning into a hobby, and it will remain just a means to exercise, but I think I should invest in a pair of Big Red Padded Shorts  :o  Living in the countryside, it was always going to be relatively pleasant so long as I kept off the main roads, but also living at the top of a hill, I knew the final part would not be the best part of the trip.  It wasn't.  Still, I rode solidly (many would say very solidly) for an hour and a half, and I consider that an achievement.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 05, 2011, 02:15:29 PM
How about these:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31LQCbT24PL.jpg)

A lovely pair of Nike Mens Compression Cycling Shorts.
Colour (I kid you not) is Plum Red...  :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 05, 2011, 02:16:51 PM
Actually, I think these (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BN-MOONERS-MENS-FETISH-PVC-CYCLE-SHORTS-RED-pick-S-XL_W0QQitemZ170648960736QQcmdZViewItem) would be even better, James...




Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: clairew on June 05, 2011, 02:23:00 PM
'Not actually recommended for cycling use!'
 :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 05, 2011, 02:26:19 PM
Why on earth would you want shorts which are 3" below the waistline ?

Sounds dodgy to me  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 05, 2011, 02:53:45 PM
Why on earth would you want shorts which are 3" below the waistline ?

Sounds dodgy to me  ::)

So people don't mistake you for Simon Cowell?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 05, 2011, 03:01:10 PM
His are 3" above the waistline  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on June 13, 2011, 01:17:50 AM
I've just done about 22 minutes on the exercise bike and I did about 10 minutes earlier. I'm quite happy with that. Now I've entered a nocturnal state again (as it seems), I can't go out for a walk at this hour (especially in this rain), so I might go back on it later. I find it's a good way of listening to and really focusing on music.

Now, if only I could stop with the curries/crisps/chocolate/drinks, I might actually lose some weight.  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 13, 2011, 08:34:13 AM
I feel like I have retained more than the full weight of the curry  :o ::) :D

Expecting to be in a hotel for the next two nights, so aiming to use their fitness centre.  No, not aiming to, I will.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 13, 2011, 08:35:25 AM
 ::)

Glad I'm not downwind...  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 13, 2011, 08:37:35 AM
I'm not Mouse  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on June 13, 2011, 09:05:13 AM
Remember that your body doesn't start burning excess fat until you've been exerting yourself for more than 20 minutes. This is why constipation is not always a bad thing.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 13, 2011, 09:07:16 AM
I was hoping to avoid the burning  :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on June 13, 2011, 09:22:07 AM
I was wondering how spontaneous combustion started...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 13, 2011, 09:26:40 AM
Remember that your body doesn't start burning excess fat until you've been exerting yourself for more than 20 minutes. This is why constipation is not always a bad thing.
...and it happens when you take lots of painkillers...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 13, 2011, 10:06:32 PM
Spent an hour in the gym, which was not fun.  May have to arrange at least one night a week in the hotel so that I can use the gym.  On expenses.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on June 13, 2011, 11:43:17 PM
Spent an hour in the gym, which was not fun.  May have to arrange at least one night a week in the hotel so that I can use the gym.  On expenses.

He spend an hour in the gym.
It wasn't fun.
Wants to do it at least once a week.
On expenses.

    Hey JamesA, You can come clean my apartment once a week (a nice deep cleaning will give you a good workout) and you can put the entire trip on expenses. 

                 You can also write it off as a loss when I don't pay the bill.   ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on June 14, 2011, 09:03:55 AM
It seems that I may have finally shaken off the post-vial fatigue  ;D

Cycled 12 miles yesterday and will be doing the same every week day this week to see how I go. If that works I can gradually build my fitness and distances back up accordingly.  8)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on June 14, 2011, 10:12:53 AM
Great news Andy. There is nothing so painful and hard on the willpower as having to get back into shape after illness.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 14, 2011, 10:20:07 AM
Well, maybe never having been in shape to start with...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on June 14, 2011, 10:56:29 AM
I'm sure your wife thinks you have the body of Adonis sir.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 14, 2011, 11:01:09 AM
Adonis runs the kebab shop, doesn't he.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on June 14, 2011, 12:01:01 PM
Adonis runs the kebab shop, doesn't he.

In this case, probably a curry emporium.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 14, 2011, 12:03:52 PM
I'm sure your wife thinks you have the body of Adonis sir.

Which Donis - this one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giorgos_Donis) or more likely this one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donis)?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on June 14, 2011, 12:16:19 PM
I'll let Wilf decide.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 14, 2011, 12:43:09 PM
I'm sure your wife thinks you have the body of Adonis sir.
Oh, she's under no illusions...but at least she's confident I can't run after other women...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 14, 2011, 12:44:38 PM
I'm allowed to run after other women, so long as I don't catch up with them.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 14, 2011, 12:45:36 PM
Adonis runs the kebab shop, doesn't he.

In this case, probably a curry emporium.
For preference, though I'm partial to the occasional kebab, hence the original theme of my entry into this conversation.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 17, 2011, 09:19:37 PM
I am sitting here eating fish and chips, because I have decided to take this seriously.

I have been doing some exercise, eating better than before, and losing some weight, but I did not feel I had the right motivation or effort behind it all, so I have signed up with a personal trainer for 10 weeks.  This evening I had an initial assessment.  The figures say I am 27% fat when I should be 19%, and she reckons with the proper work I can lose 1% per week.  Which would be good.  It will include a bike ride of 10 miles every Sunday, over a local course called the Pednor Loop, and starts with a two week detox.

Hence the fish and chips tonight.

I will keep you posted on progress.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on June 17, 2011, 09:30:26 PM
Wow! Good luck with that.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 17, 2011, 09:40:19 PM
Thank you - I expect I will need it.

My colleague told me today that I now seem really together.  Personally, I blame Neal Morse for immediate impressions, but I know things have progressed and that I have sorted most other things in my life, so this is the next hurdle - I think it will kill a lot of birds with a few stones.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 17, 2011, 09:48:52 PM
2 week detox.
Week 1
Eat as much fruit, veg, lentils, chicpeas, and tofu as you want. Snack on nuts, seeds and dried fruit.
You may also have sweet potatoes, corn and milled flaxseeds and nori seeweed strips.
 
Smoothies and soups are a good way of filling you up but home made.
 
Drink 2 litres of water a day- this is essential.
Eat something as soon as you wake up!!!
Buy spirulina tablets from the health food shop to fill you up and balance blood sugars.
 
Week 2
Add plain yogurt
and 1 fist full of either rice, pasta, potatoes or couscous.
and 1 tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil
bananas


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on June 17, 2011, 10:05:23 PM
I completed the 60 miles cycling this week. Lower back giving me grief though now. Need to build it up towards the 100 miles I used to do.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 17, 2011, 10:06:55 PM
Do you cycle every day, Andy ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 17, 2011, 10:44:03 PM
2 week detox.
Week 1
Eat as much fruit, veg, lentils, chicpeas, and tofu as you want...

I forecast strong winds...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on June 17, 2011, 11:48:15 PM
Best of luck with the next ten weeks, James.

Andy, congrats on doing sixty miles! I have an exercise bike in my room which I'm trying to use for more than twenty minutes a day, but it can be quite hard to keep going for longer periods of time, especially when things start to, er, go a bit numb...  :-\


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 18, 2011, 07:47:00 AM
Strawberries from my parents' garden for breakfast and later I will be shopping for milled flaxseeds and nori seaweed strips.

I know how to live it up  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 18, 2011, 08:54:56 AM
I wonder what seaweed is like in a curry?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 18, 2011, 09:13:08 AM
No curry for two weeks...and then I suspect I will venture into the world of vegetarian curry.

I realised I hardly eat meat at the moment anyway - usually only when I have curry lol and even then it is mostly prawns.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 18, 2011, 11:20:49 AM
The milled flaxseeds is delicious  :)

Having some of that with cherries, black and green grapes, blueberries, brazil nuts, walnuts and pine seeds.

And water.  Never enough water.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on June 18, 2011, 11:23:40 AM
You are what you eat?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 18, 2011, 11:39:18 AM
I need to add more nuts then.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on June 18, 2011, 12:03:21 PM
Good idea.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on June 18, 2011, 12:07:26 PM
Bananas get added in week 2, right?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 18, 2011, 02:12:14 PM
I am drinking water and snacking on Cranberry Sprinkle, a specially blended mix of cranberries, nuts and seeds. The only problem being that this 'snacking' could easily go on til the bag is finished...which I suspect is not the plan.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 18, 2011, 02:16:21 PM
You know that the dried cranberries are soaked in sugar solution to render them sweet, otherwise they'd be eye-wateringly sour?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on June 18, 2011, 02:18:37 PM
"This has purple stuff inside. Purple is a fruit."


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 18, 2011, 03:36:00 PM
Yes, I saw one of the ingredients was sucrose, persumed that would have something to do with the cranberries, so took them out.

Still wondering where they have managed to include vegetable oil...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 18, 2011, 04:07:00 PM
That'll be to stop them sticking together after the sucrose has made them sticky...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on June 18, 2011, 05:05:17 PM
I've been doing well with my cycling recently. I did fifty minutes last night/this morning and I hope to do similar tonight. I'm having curry for tea.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on June 18, 2011, 06:51:21 PM
Best of luck with the next ten weeks, James.

Andy, congrats on doing sixty miles! I have an exercise bike in my room which I'm trying to use for more than twenty minutes a day, but it can be quite hard to keep going for longer periods of time, especially when things start to, er, go a bit numb...  :-\

comfortably numb?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 18, 2011, 06:59:53 PM
If you get pins and needles when the feeling comes back, I can't imagine that's very comfortable...

You can get saddles that are supposed not to put pressure on, er, sensitive areas that are prone to go numb - might be worth looking into one of those if you're looking to up the time you spend on it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on June 18, 2011, 11:21:47 PM
I got no money for new seats.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on June 19, 2011, 01:00:37 PM
If you get pins and needles when the feeling comes back, I can't imagine that's very comfortable...

You can get saddles that are supposed not to put pressure on, er, sensitive areas that are prone to go numb - might be worth looking into one of those if you're looking to up the time you spend on it.

When I was using the standard saddle that came with my bike (a quite expensive off-road bike) I had real problems with bruising to my most sensitive bits. Not a pretty sight! I swapped to one like this http://www.bicycleseats.org/extra-deep-relief-zone.htm and don't get anymore problems.

If you are getting saddle-sore you need to use cycle shorts/trousers with CE padding.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on June 19, 2011, 01:01:30 PM
I think my last week has been the opposite of your detox, James.

It's been a diet comprised mostly of salt, grease, cheese and High Fructose Corn Syrup - am now feeling rather ill as a result.

Fruit and veg ahoy!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 19, 2011, 01:08:02 PM
I had strawberries and cherries for breakfast and then went for a ride.

Just had the same lunch as yesterday, which is not a problem because the individual items are so varied.

Still not drinking enough water.

Vegetables later, though I have already managed my 5 a day.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on June 19, 2011, 04:01:17 PM
I got up at 15:00.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 20, 2011, 07:31:58 AM
I actually got back on the Wii Fit yesterday for the first time in quite a while.

I have ordered EA Active 2 this morning as it was in the Zavvi sale.

Apart from one trip to the opera next month, tonight is my last weekday night out, so I might actually have the time to do some exercise, and will be able to plan meals better.

I'm not huge, but I am larger than I'd like to be, especially round the middle, and perhaps this is my opportunity to do something about it. The sheer weight of trips to the theatre, gigs, comedy shows etc. has scuppered any sense of an organised plan, and played havoc with any sensible diet (plus probably increased the booze intake on occasion)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on June 20, 2011, 09:22:41 AM
I had a bad week last week.  For example on Friday I had two kitkats in a row and then a cadburys creme egg on Saturday.  It is most unlike me to have a chocolate craving.  What was bad was the actual food I ate, cornish pasties, chinese, chips, pie n mash, etc etc.  Really bad comfort food  ;D

Had every intention of being good then promptly made toast n butter rather than cereal for breakfast today  ::) 

I will not go near the scales for a while.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on June 20, 2011, 11:20:02 AM
I had a bad week last week.  For example on Friday I had two kitkats in a row and then a cadburys creme egg on Saturday.  It is most unlike me to have a chocolate craving.  What was bad was the actual food I ate, cornish pasties, chinese, chips, pie n mash, etc etc.  Really bad comfort food  ;D
Had every intention of being good then promptly made toast n butter rather than cereal for breakfast today  ::) 
I will not go near the scales for a while.
a) that sounds like bloody marvellous comfort food to me
b) you made the right choice, cereals and butter would have just been wrong
c) it is not the scales that are causing it

Carry on, you're doing fine. :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on June 20, 2011, 12:53:31 PM
We don't have any scales at the moment, so I don't know if I'm gaining/losing weight at any time. I should really go outside more, too. The weather's lovely today, so a nice walk might be in order.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on June 21, 2011, 05:51:14 AM

b) you made the right choice, cereals and butter would have just been wrong


 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 21, 2011, 08:25:17 AM
There were some scales in the gym last night and according to them I am 15 stone.

I have no idea if that is good or bad.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 21, 2011, 08:56:59 AM
Depends on how tall you are. If you're 6'6", that's quite a reasonable weight.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on June 21, 2011, 09:02:20 AM
I am 12 stone which is allegedly the ideal weight for my height.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 21, 2011, 09:11:53 AM
Depends on how tall you are. If you're 6'6", that's quite a reasonable weight.
I am as tall as me.

I suspect I have been up around 17/18 stone within the last year.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: hoboslobo on June 21, 2011, 09:32:13 AM
I have not been making any progress lately, but this morning I discovered I have lost a lbs. Yay :)

Which I suspect I will put back on when I go to Sweden this weekend. Mmm meatballs ...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on June 21, 2011, 09:59:23 AM
Which I suspect I will put back on when I go to Sweden this weekend. Mmm meatballs ...

Sweden??!! Collaborator!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: hoboslobo on June 21, 2011, 12:53:00 PM
It's my mother's 60th birthday party at her summer cabin (not as grand as it sounds). I don't think I could get away with not going.

I have never been there before but it looks nice.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3471/3236121397_654c4174e5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13154763@N03/3236121397/)
Sunne Sweden (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13154763@N03/3236121397/) by yaarus (http://www.flickr.com/people/13154763@N03/), on Flickr


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 21, 2011, 01:04:07 PM
I just had a prawn, avocado and bacon salad without the prawn and the bacon  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 21, 2011, 01:05:16 PM
so ALL the good bits taken out and satan's smegma left in.

I have a bad attitude when it comes to avocado.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: hoboslobo on June 21, 2011, 01:09:45 PM
so ALL the good bits taken out and satan's smegma left in.

I have a bad attitude when it comes to avocado.

I used to hate avocados and Guacamole, but recently I have found I quite like Guacamole, I must be growing up.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 21, 2011, 01:10:00 PM
There were some leafy bits, mango strips, a few pecans and some pomegranate pips as well.

It was actually delicious.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on June 21, 2011, 02:04:37 PM
It's my mother's 60th birthday party at her summer cabin (not as grand as it sounds). I don't think I could get away with not going.

I have never been there before but it looks nice.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3471/3236121397_654c4174e5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13154763@N03/3236121397/)
Sunne Sweden (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13154763@N03/3236121397/) by yaarus (http://www.flickr.com/people/13154763@N03/), on Flickr

That looks fantastic Bo.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on June 21, 2011, 02:11:46 PM
It does...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on June 21, 2011, 02:12:24 PM
There were some leafy bits, mango strips, a few pecans and some pomegranate pips as well.

It was actually delicious.

Did you mean that to rhyme and scan as well as it does?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 21, 2011, 02:21:35 PM
No.  It just came naturally.

Must just be my happy state kicking in - especially as I added the 'mango' section after writing the rest.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on June 21, 2011, 02:31:40 PM
Currently looking for imperial evidence to prove one way of the other if Umbongo was ever drunk in The Congo.

Can anyone help?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 21, 2011, 02:39:04 PM
It was never exported to there, because the company who distribute it never had any dealings in that part of Africa.

But here are two guys who took their own
(http://congogabriel.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/drinking-um-bongo.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on June 21, 2011, 02:56:16 PM
They look particularly pleased with themselves don't they?  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 21, 2011, 03:05:17 PM
Imperial evidence? Is that like Imperial Stormtroopers?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on June 21, 2011, 03:10:41 PM
Yes.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 21, 2011, 04:36:17 PM
Currently looking for imperial evidence to prove one way of the other if Umbongo was ever drunk in The Congo.
In my Happy Hippy Band days we did a gig where there was a rider - we didn't get paid, but there was a rider. As I didn't drink in those days, a non-alcoholic alternative was found, namely a one-litre carton of Umbongo. I never forgave the other members of the band for drinking it before I had the chance...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on June 21, 2011, 09:24:36 PM
Imperial evidence? Is that like Imperial Stormtroopers?

Surely imperial leather?
 ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 21, 2011, 09:26:58 PM
You're supposed to make a drama out of this, not an opera.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 24, 2011, 07:23:47 PM
I have stuck to the detox all week, been cycling, have two sessions in the gym, and in 10 minutes I will have my first hour long session with the personal trainer...

Pretty sure I am not looking forward to this.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on June 24, 2011, 07:34:22 PM
depends on the personal trainer, no?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on June 24, 2011, 08:18:05 PM
Just read the Quorn & celery facts on t'other thead

Wondering if I've found the perfect way to shift those last stubborn pounds.........


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 24, 2011, 09:49:12 PM
You should try a detox - would appear I dropped 2% body fat during the week.

Started on the bike, then the walker thing, then some bench pressing with free weights, then a machine where you use your arms to either push or pull yourself up a 45% incline, then a machine where you pedal with your hands, sit ups on a swiss ball, then 3 different types of sit ups doing 50 of each, and stretches to finish off.

I have to do two cardio sessions of at least 20 minutes through the week and the sets of sit ups each day.

It has wiped me out and my arms hurt.

And she said she was taking it easy because I was on my detox...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on June 25, 2011, 12:21:46 PM
Hmm...this "Walker thing"...does it say "At-At" on it....or "Zimmer"?
...and why do your arms ache after sit-ups...pulling the lever on the recliner? ;o)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 25, 2011, 12:40:44 PM
At-At would have been cool ! I think it was trying to replicate ski walking...but a zimmer would have done me fine at the end !

My elbows ache today.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 25, 2011, 01:15:25 PM
... sit ups on a swiss roll...

Doesn't it end up rather squashed and adhering to the Big Red Shorts?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 25, 2011, 01:33:01 PM
It's something to eat when this detox ends...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 26, 2011, 10:02:36 AM
Strawberries for breakfast, which appears to be the nice part to this whole thing.  Lots of water, too.

Then I went for my bike ride.  Cycling appears to get harder when you use your legs more.  Got back after an hour and as the weather was so nice I collapsed on to the grass.  And with the sun shining down, just lying there stretched out felt absolutely wonderful.  So I spoilt it by doing my sit ups.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on June 26, 2011, 12:27:42 PM
I'm impressed by your dedication, James! Keep at it...

I've been keeping up the running a bit, I signed up for another 10k two weeks today so I thought I'd better keep my fitness levels up - have done a couple of 6ks and a 10k by myself in the meantime which went ok.

Have also joined a gym this morning - there are lots in Surbiton and Kingston but I have plumped for the most expensive one because, a) work are paying for half of it, b) it has a swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi, and c) I'm a massive snob and don't want to work out with chavs.



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 27, 2011, 10:37:38 AM
I did another set of the 150 sit ups last night, and one set this morning.  Will see if I feel like doing another when I get to the hotel after The Wall.  She only told me to do one set a day, but I am not feeling that I am pushing things too far by doing another set.

Had cherries for breakfast and drank water during my drive in.  My suit trousers really are loose on me now.

I thought the detox allowed fish this week, but it doesn't, so I guess dinner before the gig will be whatever fruit and vegetables are on offer, maybe with some rice.  The drive back to the hotel late at night with no snacks will be interesting...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on June 27, 2011, 10:42:13 AM
Wow JAmes, more power to you sir. I really must put in a few extra hours (now on my old bike) in the saddle as I'm becoming such a couch potato, sitting in The Crows Nest for the entire weekend.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 27, 2011, 10:56:54 AM
Bit warm up there, too, I imagine, Simon?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on June 27, 2011, 11:00:57 AM
Boiling in fact. Hot in the summer, freezing in the winter. They never tell you that when they sell you the delightful idea of a loft conversion do they?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 27, 2011, 11:04:48 AM
Shall I set Mr. B. on them?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on June 27, 2011, 11:29:48 AM
I really do lack the willpower (and the cash) to do something as dedicated as James is doing. Also, when the down moments come-a-callin', that usually upsets the flow considerably. Oh well, when I eventually get my own place and am penniless there, I can live off tiny bits of fruit and water then.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on June 27, 2011, 11:31:11 AM
I'm glad someone is doing the exercising I'm not!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on June 27, 2011, 11:33:22 AM
I don't even want to type in this heat.  I do miss an air conditioned office!  However, I guess air con wouldn't really go with our climate change lobbying (but more likely the lack fof air con is just cos it is an old building).



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 27, 2011, 11:45:43 AM
I really do lack the willpower (and the cash) to do something as dedicated as James is doing. Also, when the down moments come-a-callin', that usually upsets the flow considerably. Oh well, when I eventually get my own place and am penniless there, I can live off tiny bits of fruit and water then.  :)

You don't need the cash, Mouse, so I'm not going to allow you that excuse  >:(

It costs nothing to do some sit ups and press ups each morning or evening.  You already go for walks.  Just a small change will reap benefits, so maybe up your walking pace a little.

Fresh fruit costs less than chocolate.  If you want nuts then eat walnuts.  Cut down on the portions, drink more water, and do not eat less than two and a half hours before going to bed.  And if you eat the fruit and veg and do the exercise then the down moments will be less frequent.

The only reason I am paying any money within this is because I needed a kick to get me going beyond the easy exercise I had started.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 27, 2011, 11:48:45 AM
I work in a hot, airless corner in an air-conditioned office.

However, other people in the office think it is "so much nicer" to have the windows (which they sit next to) open, and the fresh air coming in. So my pleas to have the aircon on go unheard, and I sit and swelter. I agree that it might be pleasant if you're sitting by a window, but if you are not so fortunate it is horrible.

The thermometer on my desk says 28 deg C at the moment.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on June 27, 2011, 11:50:04 AM
Ooh not good Catherine. Sorry to hear about that.  :-\


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 27, 2011, 11:50:26 AM
Catherine's desk is in Heck, of course.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on June 27, 2011, 11:52:09 AM
@ Freddie
Take most of your clothes off and see if they change their minds, that's what I would do   :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on June 27, 2011, 11:53:12 AM
That's certainly what I've done (even though our air-con works perfectly here).


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 27, 2011, 11:55:10 AM
If I took my clothes off they'd revoke my CRB clearance at the very least.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 27, 2011, 12:06:20 PM
The thermometer went up to 29 deg so I politely asked if we could have the aircon on.

Next, the skinny Minnie with legs like twiglets who sits close to the aircon vent will ostentatiously put her cardigan and her scarf on, then request that the aircon is turned off because she's absolutely freezing.

If I'm lucky, it might have got down to 25 deg by then.

Open plan offices - what a wonderful thing.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 27, 2011, 12:09:20 PM
I am in an open plan office until I leave at 4 to go and see The Wall.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 27, 2011, 12:10:38 PM
Next, the skinny Minnie with legs like twiglets who sits close to the aircon vent will ostentatiously put her cardigan and her scarf on, then request that the aircon is turned off because she's absolutely freezing.
Smack her one. She can't whinge if she's in hospital with a broken jaw.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on June 27, 2011, 12:29:36 PM
They're re-wiring my office today and tomorrow so I am sat in the garden with my files and a mobile phone.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 27, 2011, 12:41:54 PM
I hope it's not garden leave  :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 27, 2011, 12:46:27 PM
Next, the skinny Minnie with legs like twiglets who sits close to the aircon vent will ostentatiously put her cardigan and her scarf on, then request that the aircon is turned off because she's absolutely freezing.
Smack her one. She can't whinge if she's in hospital with a broken jaw.

You're all heart, Wilf!  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 27, 2011, 12:55:44 PM
I'm merely a pragmatist, Catherine :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 27, 2011, 01:02:54 PM
Now down to 26 deg!  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on June 27, 2011, 01:37:05 PM
Now down to 26 deg!  ;D

If it gets desperate just pretend to faint. You will have to smack your head pretty hard on the desk to get their attention, but hopefully - oh, sod it. Just punch the woman next to you like Wilf suggested.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on June 27, 2011, 02:46:25 PM
I hope it's not garden leave  :o

It's amazing how much work I got through without office distractions  :o

Now back in the office. Workmen have gone. Now I've got to type up everything I've done today.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 27, 2011, 06:43:45 PM
I had the carrot and coriander soup without the butternut squash ravioli, followed by roasted wild mushrooms, red cabbage, lavender Anna potatoes, baby vegetables and left the pumpkin sauce. Nothing for dessert was suitable, but still ate more tonight than any other evening recently.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on June 28, 2011, 01:59:21 PM
I had the carrot and coriander soup without the butternut squash ravioli, followed by roasted wild mushrooms, red cabbage, lavender Anna potatoes, baby vegetables and left the pumpkin sauce. Nothing for dessert was suitable, but still ate more tonight than any other evening recently.

I wish I could order from the children's menu.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 28, 2011, 02:02:37 PM
Children wouldn't eat half of that  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on June 28, 2011, 09:29:06 PM
That menu sounds delish!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 28, 2011, 09:58:43 PM
Tonight I am at the evening before a company event day, and at the bbq I had two apples, two plums and ten grapes.

Not bbqed.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on June 28, 2011, 09:59:35 PM
I was going to say you want to be sure to keep your plums away from the barbecue...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on June 29, 2011, 01:45:31 AM
No roasted chestnuts?

*runs and hides*


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on June 29, 2011, 01:48:27 AM
Actually JamesA, I don't think I could do the detox that you are.  It sounds like you have some great will power! 


I have just managed to lose 10 pounds in 3 weeks, mostly through eating less, controlling portions.  I definitely need to get the exercise routine back on track.  Not that I had much of one but what I did have needs to be revitalized. 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on June 29, 2011, 03:21:30 AM
I think this is where JamesA has the advantage, it's not will power that helps on this situation, it's won't power.
The power of the boycott, and the force is strong with this one! :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 29, 2011, 07:05:34 AM
I definitely needed my sleep last night, though !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on June 29, 2011, 07:20:29 AM
What is this thing you call sleep?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on June 29, 2011, 07:21:17 AM
I think this is where JamesA has the advantage, it's not will power that helps on this situation, it's won't power.
The power of the boycott, and the force is strong with this one! :)

Ahhhhhh


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on June 29, 2011, 08:26:56 AM
Went for a "health MOT" last night at my new gym - annoyed that their scales had me as 2lbs heavier than mine, thereby putting me literally 2lbs into the 'Overweight' category, and hence getting some "advice" about how I might like to modify my diet and exercise to bring it back into normal. No sh*t! D'you ever think that might be why I joined the gym?

Still, at least I don't have diabetes or high cholesterol. Which is nice.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on June 29, 2011, 08:50:17 AM
Went for a "health MOT" last night at my new gym - annoyed that their scales had me as 2lbs heavier than mine, thereby putting me literally 2lbs into the 'Overweight' category, and hence getting some "advice" about how I might like to modify my diet and exercise to bring it back into normal. No sh*t! D'you ever think that might be why I joined the gym?

Still, at least I don't have diabetes or high cholesterol. Which is nice.

That's toss. You're not overweight James. The whole BMI thing is a triumph of graphs over reality.

Did they do a blood test and urine test for cholesterol and diabetes ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 29, 2011, 10:29:55 AM
The main limitation of BMI is that it is not appropriate for people with a high muscle mass - athletes, sportspeople, olympic rowers - who will get put into the overweight category.

It also makes no adjustment for frame size.

But for the rest of us lesser mortals, it's pretty useful. If your BMI is over 25, even if you are big-boned, then that implies that you are carrying around excess blubber.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on June 29, 2011, 11:42:25 AM
Went for a "health MOT" last night at my new gym - annoyed that their scales had me as 2lbs heavier than mine, thereby putting me literally 2lbs into the 'Overweight' category, and hence getting some "advice" about how I might like to modify my diet and exercise to bring it back into normal. No sh*t! D'you ever think that might be why I joined the gym?

Still, at least I don't have diabetes or high cholesterol. Which is nice.

That's toss. You're not overweight James. The whole BMI thing is a triumph of graphs over reality.

Did they do a blood test and urine test for cholesterol and diabetes ?

Oh, don't get me wrong. I know I am overweight - one look at myself in the mirror with no shirt makes that pretty obvious.

But I've already lost a stone and a half, and I joined the gym to get off the last few pounds, so getting that helpful "advice" was fairly annoying.

Actually they did do a blood test, which was a bit odd considering the guy was a 20-something year old who happily told me that a year ago he was working at the bar in the health club and then got promoted - but he was at pains throughout to point out to me all the precautions he was taking so as not to get anyone else contaminated by my manky blood...  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on June 29, 2011, 11:46:05 AM
So he wiped his hands on his trousers before AND after?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on June 29, 2011, 11:53:39 AM
No, It was James' blood, so he used James' trousers.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on June 29, 2011, 12:25:32 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on June 29, 2011, 12:28:02 PM
No, It was James' blood, so he used James' trousers.


And then put them in the clinical waste bin under the desk...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on June 29, 2011, 12:39:13 PM
I'm sure the bus ride home was interesting.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 29, 2011, 12:40:25 PM
Hope you were wearing clean pants.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on June 29, 2011, 01:26:41 PM
The main limitation of BMI is that it is not appropriate for people with a high muscle mass - athletes, sportspeople, olympic rowers - who will get put into the overweight category.

It also makes no adjustment for frame size.

But for the rest of us lesser mortals, it's pretty useful. If your BMI is over 25, even if you are big-boned, then that implies that you are carrying around excess blubber.

That may well be true, but it us used to set mostly unattainable goals and as a stick to beat the populous with by the Health Nazi's.

I'm all for people trying to live a bit healthier - I'm a case in point - but when someone reads a graph and tells me that in order to be a "healthy" weight for my height I need to be about 12.5 Stone, then I'm afraid we're just deluding ourselves.  



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on June 29, 2011, 01:31:17 PM
(http://www.brainsbrainsbrains.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/cartman.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on June 29, 2011, 02:15:18 PM
(http://www.brainsbrainsbrains.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/cartman.jpg)

Quite  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 29, 2011, 02:19:03 PM
beat the populous with by the Health Nazi's.

Not to mention the appostrophe Nazis' big stick  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 29, 2011, 03:16:13 PM
I am sure I read somewhere that the BMI was now out of date anyway because the average height of the population has risen since it was developed. Or something.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on June 29, 2011, 04:49:46 PM
I am sure I read somewhere that the BMI was now out of date anyway because the average height of the population has risen since it was developed. Or something.

And wasn' it originally dreamed up by life assurance actuaries to calculate likely age of death??



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 29, 2011, 08:09:31 PM
In the hotel tonight so I have done my second cardio workout of the week - spent 30 minutes on the bike and also did some time on the rowing machine.

Didn't get anything particular for dinner, so it is pretty uninspiring - dried fruit and nuts.  Liven it up by drinking sparkling water - party time !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on June 29, 2011, 08:36:01 PM
We did discuss BMI when I was told my daughter was overweight borderline obese based on it.  Apparently it is only accurate for vertically challenged folks like Leon & myself.  My daughter is a pudden tho.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 30, 2011, 08:29:33 AM
I couldn't sleep last night (hence Under Siege 2) and so feel a bit grotty this morning.  Would normally fix that with chocolate...have to see if more cherries will work !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on June 30, 2011, 10:01:52 AM
I am sure I read somewhere that the BMI was now out of date anyway because the average height of the population has risen since it was developed. Or something.

And wasn' it originally dreamed up by life assurance actuaries to calculate likely age of death??



Probably. I used to work with Actuaries a lot. Funny bunch.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on June 30, 2011, 10:03:33 AM
Did they keep shaking your hand to calculate your weight?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 30, 2011, 10:11:50 AM
I used to work with Actuaries a lot. Funny bunch.
One definition of an actuary is "like an accountant, but a lot less extroverted". It must be thinking about death for a living that does it...or maybe it's more that the job suits a very specific personality.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on June 30, 2011, 10:17:22 AM
I used to work with Actuaries a lot. Funny bunch.
One definition of an actuary is "like an accountant, but a lot less extroverted". It must be thinking about death for a living that does it...or maybe it's more that the job suits a very specific personality.

That's too funny.

One of my best mates is an actuary, and... yeah.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on June 30, 2011, 10:35:55 AM
I used to work with Actuaries a lot. Funny bunch.
One definition of an actuary is "like an accountant, but a lot less extroverted". It must be thinking about death for a living that does it...or maybe it's more that the job suits a very specific personality.

That's too funny.

One of my best mates is an actuary, and... yeah.

It's brilliant to watch an accountant and an actuary in a meeting together. It's like professional mathematics Top Trumps.

I have to say that actuaries usually win, as stochastic modelling is the equivalent of a Lamborghini Contach or an F1-11

The path to being a qualified actuary is longer than to become a Doctor, dontcha know. My missus is a part qualified actuary - what she can do with a spreadsheet is astonishing !!  ;D

Like most professions they have their own language and jokes. None of which I have ever been able to understand. But then, I have the same issue with IT  :D   



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 30, 2011, 07:02:35 PM
Another cardio workout, which takes me beyond the two she told me to do.  Continues to feel better each time, and I appear to have recovered from my grotty start to the day - and without the safety net of chocolate.  Must remember that for next time.

Popped in to M&S on the way here so I have one of their couscous and roasted vegetables salads, plus a santini tomato side salad.  I think santini tomatoes will be part of the ongoing remedy for my sweet tooth, along with cherries and strawberries.

Hmm, what happens in the winter ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on June 30, 2011, 07:42:59 PM
It gets colder.

Seriously though, soup.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 30, 2011, 07:46:26 PM
I do like soup, so I agree that will be an answer.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on June 30, 2011, 08:00:45 PM
Every time I read this thread, it makes me hungry even though I want to support James by dieting, too. I hate diets and anything else that tells me what to do. :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on June 30, 2011, 08:10:41 PM
I honestly do not consider this to be a 'diet' - I am enjoying what I am eating, and intend to carry most of this forward with me.  I am going to try to avoid bread as much as possible, will treat cheese as something 'special', and will keep away from sugar.  In the past two weeks I have rarely felt hungry.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on June 30, 2011, 08:13:19 PM
You have your own special whey?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on July 01, 2011, 04:23:55 AM
You have your own special whey?

HEH


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 01, 2011, 10:17:21 AM
I am well aware that I have my second physical session with the personal trainer this evening, and I suspect it will be a lot harder than last week.  I have done everything required of me inbetween (and more than required), so hopefully that should put me in a good position.  Today I have the same for lunch as I had for dinner last night, which I am looking forward to, and I have already had cherries and an apple.  Need to make sure I get water into me through the day, and nuts as a snack.  I want to have energy for later so that I can push it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 01, 2011, 10:22:43 AM
...and nuts as a snack...

(http://www.customboltsnuts.com/chrome-hex-nuts.jpg)

Yummy!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 01, 2011, 10:23:35 AM
Should help with my iron deficiency.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 01, 2011, 10:27:09 AM
(http://s7v1.scene7.com/is/image/JohnLewis/231270086?$product$)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on July 01, 2011, 06:45:33 PM
I have iron deficiency on purpose...I believe in wash and wear!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 01, 2011, 07:10:48 PM
Here now, and early...so I get to sit in the car contemplating what is to come ! Not convinced I have drunk enough water so far today, but I have eaten a lot of fruit. It takes 20 raspberries to equal 1 of your 5 a day, though. Only takes 10 cherries.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 01, 2011, 07:53:06 PM
*blows a raspberry at JamesA*


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 01, 2011, 09:15:39 PM
I lost another 2% body fat over the last week.  I started at 27% and a target of getting to 19%.  I am just over 22% now.  She has warned me it will slow down...so I said I would just work harder  ;D

This week some weights sessions will be added into my gym work, and I add in a couple of runs.  I keep doing the sit ups.

I can add some more carbs on days when I exercise, and also have fish (including shellfish), white meat, some cheese - she suggested feta or cottage cheese - and something which is like honey but is not honey - will have to wait for her email to remind me of the name.

The session with her seems to have doubled in what I did, and everything has gone up a notch.  After one set of sit ups on the swissball she cheerfully informed me that those were the kind which hurt the next morning.

I am allowed to eat a prawn tandoori.  Which is a result.  No naan, natch.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on July 01, 2011, 09:34:18 PM
Mr. Buff Spam.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 01, 2011, 09:40:04 PM
Getting there !  I look so different to the RoSfest video.  Only one chin now, for a start !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on July 01, 2011, 09:55:13 PM
Ya didn't look bad in the ROSfest video btw...

          just thought I'd mention that

But glad you are feeling better about how you are now :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 01, 2011, 09:56:51 PM
Thank you for that - very much appreciated  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 02, 2011, 08:23:12 AM
Strawberries, cherries and water for breakfast.  She has also told me about Nakd bars, which are gluten, wheat and dairy free, and are something acceptable for my sweettooth - available in Sainsbury's.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on July 02, 2011, 08:38:57 AM
They have one of those bars at The Peel too.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 02, 2011, 09:30:23 AM
I will have to ask her if I can partake of that one too


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 02, 2011, 11:12:29 AM
I expect a bit of pole dancing would be good for your figure - help with suppleness, that sort of thing.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 02, 2011, 11:13:15 AM
I did once do some pole dancing in Barcelona.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on July 02, 2011, 01:59:42 PM
I did once do some pole dancing in Barcelona.

Pictures!  Videos!  Where are they??


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 02, 2011, 02:53:14 PM
Pictures, or it didn't happen.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on July 02, 2011, 02:54:09 PM
Pictures, or it didn't happen.

indeed.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on July 02, 2011, 02:59:35 PM
It not having happened is something I (and my retinas) could live with. :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 02, 2011, 04:28:29 PM
It doesn't need pictures with the imaginations present within this forum  ;D

It was when I was over for a Liverpool football match - I may have been very, very drunk  ::) :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on July 03, 2011, 02:13:43 AM
I still want pictures!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on July 03, 2011, 02:15:20 AM
I did 2/3rd of my aerobics video!  A great improvement over the 1/3 I've been stalled at for a long time. 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 03, 2011, 05:13:08 AM
Excellent - well done, Dawn !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on July 03, 2011, 06:08:53 AM
Thank you!  It felt good too.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 03, 2011, 07:35:47 AM
That's great, and I know you can keep that going now  :)

I had an interesting realisation on my bike ride this morning - I need to learn how to use more of the gears on the bike !  My bike has 21 gears (I think) and so far I have been using 2:3, 2:4 and 2:5 - 3 for uphill and flat, 4 for really flat, and 5 for downhill.  Now if I stick with those I am doing a lot more pedalling to get the bike to move forward...or to put it another way, I can do most of the uphill in 4.  So to get the full effect of the bike now I am going to have to learn how and when to use some of the other 18 gears  ;D

I also realised on Friday I had been doing a different situp to one of the ones she wanted me to do.  The one she wants really hurts - lying on your back, legs up in the air, and raise your hips.  So I have added that one in, and kept the other one too - that should teach me to listen  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 03, 2011, 02:46:29 PM
I must say, your progress is really inspiring, James. If only I could shift my arse into gear and follow suit (if in a little less extreme way  ;) ). I will endeavour to do so.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 03, 2011, 02:52:26 PM
Just do it.

To be honest, one reason I am putting the detail up on here is so others can use it without having to pay for it.  I have managed to lose about 5% body fat by eating better than I was before and doing some sit ups, so it does not have to cost anything to follow suit...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on July 03, 2011, 03:30:37 PM
You mean you're like a diet pirate and this is your torrent site? :o

Wish someone would do the same for financial advice. ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 03, 2011, 03:32:47 PM
lying on your back, legs up in the air...

This sort of thing, SpamBot?

(http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/gudsrost/My%20GIFs/mandejammer-dying-fly.gif)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 03, 2011, 03:39:17 PM
Bet he doesn't weigh much - looks like it is working.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 03, 2011, 03:41:27 PM
How can you tell it's a he? You must have good eyesight!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 03, 2011, 03:42:08 PM
You don't need good eyesight to not see what is not there.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 03, 2011, 03:42:35 PM
Huh?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 03, 2011, 03:59:41 PM
The flies have it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 03, 2011, 08:32:54 PM
I've snacked a lot this weekend, and on nuts rather than fruit or dried fruit.  I also had a tandoori king prawn, which is fine, but I ate all of the mushroom rice, instead of just half the portion.  Even when I changed my diet before going on this detox, I found weekends much harder than the week in the office.  It is something I still need to work on - and next weekend at The Night of the Prog should be interesting...

Anyway, to counter that I decided to go for a run - for the first time since I started with the personal trainer, because my cardio work til now has been cycling.  And I was able to run much further initially this evening.  The run ends with a totaly stupid incline, and I was able to do a third as much on top of usual this time.  My goal for the end of September will be to run it all - which is about double as far as I got to this evening.  We shall see.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 03, 2011, 10:25:54 PM
... I also had a tandoori king prawn...

(http://www.australianseafoodexports.com/images/fish/king_prawn1.jpg)

Unless it was a very big prawn, that's not a big dinner, SpamBot!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 03, 2011, 10:27:32 PM
It was three king prawns, in a very strange dry sauce.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on July 03, 2011, 10:29:03 PM
#Three king prawns of Orient R?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 03, 2011, 10:29:43 PM
I'm thinking that could be the reason behind the dryness.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on July 04, 2011, 12:18:04 AM
You mean you're like a diet pirate and this is your torrent site? :o

Wish someone would do the same for financial advice. ;)

        I agree!  Financial advice....but in my case it needs to start off with take the $1.00...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on July 04, 2011, 12:22:04 AM

I also realised on Friday I had been doing a different situp to one of the ones she wanted me to do.  The one she wants really hurts - lying on your back, legs up in the air, and raise your hips.  So I have added that one in, and kept the other one too - that should teach me to listen  ::)

I'm not getting the visual on this sit-up...could you put up a video on it because I do better seeing it first. 

      The fly one didn't help...lol


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on July 04, 2011, 03:05:59 AM
I sat on my ass for twelve hours today, but it got me 700 miles closer to home!  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on July 04, 2011, 09:18:51 AM
This is what it means to get around America.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 04, 2011, 10:49:20 AM
Imagine the exercise, Rog, if only you had a car like the Flintstones.

(http://files.myopera.com/sjkimberly/blog/Fred-Flintstone-Barney-Rubble-Car.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 04, 2011, 07:12:09 PM
It was a bit different in the gym this evening - some weight training has been added in.  So I started with 10 minutes on the rowing machine, then some sets of chest presses, tricep dips, bicep curls and upward rows, before ending with 15 minutes on the bike, and then my 200 sit ups.

And have just eaten my way through a selection of salads which included santini tomatoes, avocado and feta cheese.  Absolutely delicious - and I have a couple of apples and satsumas for later, if I want them.  Loads of water, too.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on July 04, 2011, 11:55:44 PM
Row Row Row your boat...

           I went swimming today - about an hour or hour and a half of lazy swimming around a pool.  Next weekend it's the rowboat in the pond! 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on July 05, 2011, 01:58:02 AM
Imagine the exercise, Rog, if only you had a car like the Flintstones.

(http://files.myopera.com/sjkimberly/blog/Fred-Flintstone-Barney-Rubble-Car.jpg)

my Converse would have worn out!!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 05, 2011, 08:22:47 AM
I felt knackered after the gym last night...and I feel no ill-effects this morning - so it's all good  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on July 05, 2011, 08:34:20 AM
Just went for a physio assessment for my aching knees, at which I was rather worried they were going to tell me to stop running.

But luckily not!

Apparently I have 'housemaid's knee' which will actually be improved by regular exercise. Result!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on July 05, 2011, 08:49:34 AM
Just went for a physio assessment for my aching knees, at which I was rather worried they were going to tell me to stop running.

But luckily not!

Apparently I have 'housemaid's knee' which will actually be improved by regular exercise. Result!

Jammy!

I had knee problems. My right knee actually locked about two miles from the end of a marathon in 2005. It took a long fight to get a proper diagnosis. I have Osteo-arthritis in both knees. There were also two meniscal tears in my left knee and a bone chip lodged in the joint from a motorbike collision that happened when I was 19!

Surgery followed and it vastly improved the situation. As I have very little cartilage left I avoid running, hence all the cycling...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on July 05, 2011, 09:04:39 AM
And let's face it with cycling, you get to exercise whilst sitting down.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on July 05, 2011, 11:50:12 AM
I think bad knees run in my family (without including damage from motorcycle accidents).
My sister has no knee cartilage remaining, and has been banned by her doctor from rapid walking, jogging, cycling or even swimming. She now plays darts at county level, but it's not doing much for her fitness.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 05, 2011, 11:56:37 AM
I think bad knees run in my family
Really ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on July 05, 2011, 12:06:44 PM
My knees are knackered too. Too many years of carting me around while I was heavier than I should have been but still trying to play sports.
Someone has organised a couple of Tai Chi taster sessions here at work and, looking at videos of the moves, I could only attempt it using a swivel chair on castors...not really the point. :(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on July 05, 2011, 12:23:12 PM
Poor Steve from Jump has a bad back. At the last gig, JDJ confided that some members of the audience couldn't figure out how Steve held such rock'n'roll poses for so long. They failed to notice that he was actually perched on a stool.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on July 05, 2011, 04:30:03 PM
I think bad knees run in my family
Really ?

I should consider my wording more carefully.
But if I did, there would be less fun in the replies.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on July 05, 2011, 05:07:57 PM
Hmm..."Tai Chair"?  Could it catch on?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 05, 2011, 05:15:15 PM
If you practice above sea level does it become Hai Chair ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 05, 2011, 08:31:25 PM
Same session in the gym tonight.  Really enjoyed the rowing.  Feeling the other parts of the workout a lot more.

Came out into the pouring rain and that felt SO good  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on July 05, 2011, 11:29:47 PM
I always liked rowing.  good on ya, brother!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 05, 2011, 11:50:42 PM
I shall keep it up in that case - clearly runs better than knees in the family  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 10, 2011, 10:57:21 PM
Interesting few days...managed my sit ups on Thursday (twice), Friday morning, Saturday morning (and had a run), and will do a set when I finish writing this.

Most of my food since Thursday has been fruit (apples and bananas), various types of nut, and some nakd bars.  On Thursday evening I had some salmon with rice.  By Saturday evening I needed something more and had a portion of chips.  There was nothing else on offer - it taught me to not rely on being able to find something suitable.  Then at lunchtime today we came to the third services we had tried and it looked as useless as the others we had not bothered stopping at...but inside it offered a variety of suitable choices - and we went for the stir-fry (Neil had the vegetarian, and I had the scampi (though it was really king prawn)) and the girl made it (slowly) in front of us - the ingredients all looked fresh and it tasted delicious.  Did not need anything more when I got home.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 11, 2011, 12:08:17 AM
I must have walked over four miles yesterday. I say "must have", because I've just looked at the one-way route on Google Maps and that says 1.9 miles, and I took a bit of a diversion on the way back lengthening the return trip. It was lovely. The sun was shining and I had a curry in the evening.  :)

I'm thinking of going further and actually walking to my friend's house on Tuesday (or at some point this week) which is much further away - five miles, according to Google. There's a stretch of road that lacks some kind of footpath, but I think I could do it, as long as I don't get run over on my way.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on July 11, 2011, 01:45:55 AM
Not getting run over is a very good goal to have!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 11, 2011, 02:37:23 AM
I like to set my goals high.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on July 11, 2011, 03:49:13 AM
Cairn and I bought jump ropes!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on July 11, 2011, 05:03:29 AM
Jump ropes...there's an idea!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on July 11, 2011, 06:54:28 AM
Another 10k race yesterday and I knocked about a minute and a half off my personal best - pretty chuffed! I'd like to see what I can do sometime when it's not blazing hot sunshine and there aren't 50,000 people blocking my route.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on July 11, 2011, 10:19:32 AM
Brilliant news sir and bloody well done.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 11, 2011, 10:26:15 AM
Excellent result - now build up those arms to clear the 50,000 people...  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on July 11, 2011, 11:50:24 AM
another Monday comes and half goes without me starting the planned diet again  ::)  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on July 11, 2011, 11:56:18 AM
another Monday comes and half goes without me starting the planned diet again  ::)  ;D

Just stop planning.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on July 11, 2011, 11:58:12 AM
My osteopath has given me a gazzillion excerises to do. I'm not sure when I'm gong to find the time.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on July 11, 2011, 12:01:32 PM
Do any of them invlove lifting boxes full of merch or jogging to see Mrs Goggins?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 11, 2011, 06:43:05 PM
Just been sent this by my personal trainer, so I thought I would pass it on free of charge :

TOP TEN LIST for losing weight and getting fitter

1. Give up diet foods - they have actually been proven to make you put on weight as your brain receptors make you eat more!

2. SLeeeeeeeeeeep!!!!!! 

Research has  found that the men and women sleeping 5 or fewer hours per night were 32% more likely to experience major weight gain, defined as an increase of 33 lb or more, and 15% more likely to become obese during the 16-year study period than the women who slept at least 7 hours per night.

In addition, women and men who slept for 6 hours were 12% more likely to have major weight gain and 6% more likely to become obese compared with women who slept at least 7 hours per night.

3 Drinking Water makes you lose FAT!

Its true, your metabolism is controlled by your liver, and your liver is directly linked to your kidneys, if they are deydrated then your liver is not as efficient, hence your metablic rate is lowered, which means you dont burn as many calories. So, just think for that extra bottle of water you could indulge in a little more calories! . As well as that, drinking water curbs your apetite.

4 Cut out Caffeine!

This always amazes me, but when I ask clients to quit caffeine it always boosts their weight loss. Why? because caffeine is a diuretic, which means you lose water in your body, so for the above reasons it affects your weight as you are deyhdrated. It also affects your insulin levels, which means you crave carby foods after the initial kick has dropped.

5. Cut out sugar.

Sugar plays havoc with your blood sugar levels, which makes you eat! Not to mention makes you tired in the long run, you crave more and more and it rots your teeth! Giving up sugar is like giving up a drug, once its out of your system you no longer crave it. Try agave nectar, its a god send and has no processed sugars in.

6. Plan your exercise and meals.

Make a plan for the week about what you will eat and when you will exercise. There will always be an excuse if you are tired or get a better offer, but if you firmly plan it out then there is no room for error.

7. Set a goal of where you want to be in 6 months.

What do you want to look and feel like in 6 months time. Really think and visualise what you want and see if there are any issues that could interupt your goals.

8. Do resistance work.

Make part of your exercise reigme resistance based. If you just to cardiovascular work you will end up burning muscle away.

9. Have fun!

Make your exercise programme fun, there are so many things you can do, especially in the summer. Out door swimming, rock climning, moutain biking, zumba! Enjoy your exercise and you will keep going.

10. Relax!

For many many reasons stress makes you fat! It can affect our cortisol levels which makes you hold onto fat, it also can make you have cravings, or can make you not eat when you are really stressed in the day, only to eat too much in the evening. Many clients come to me with weight problems, and usually they don't eat breakfast or much lunch because they are stressed and in a hurry- not eating breakfast makes you fat!

Take up meditation or yoga, take time out to breathe. Spend time with people who relax you and when you eat, play relaxing music and enjoy every, healthy mouthfull!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 11, 2011, 07:32:58 PM
Went for my 'usual' run - got a lot further up The Hill...if I don't have it nailed during August I will be asking myself some serious questions.  Problem is, the run is going to be not long enough soon...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 11, 2011, 08:25:00 PM
I am taking photos each week to keep track of progress - one from the front and one side on - and I cannot help thinking I look bigger this week than last week...so now I can see how people can move on to having eating disorders...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on July 11, 2011, 10:24:12 PM
Great list, thank you for sharing that!

Saved us all a personal training session...  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on July 11, 2011, 11:58:50 PM
Yes, thank you for sharing that list :)

          Now how about sharing photos?   ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 12, 2011, 05:02:56 AM
Yes, not a chance.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on July 12, 2011, 08:21:57 AM
I am taking photos each week to keep track of progress - one from the front and one side on - and I cannot help thinking I look bigger this week than last week...so now I can see how people can move on to having eating disorders...

Oh God, please, no  :o :o :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 12, 2011, 08:33:27 AM
I have already said no to the photos, and I have no intention of developing an eating disorder.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on July 12, 2011, 11:56:01 AM
I cannot help thinking I look bigger this week than last week...
Stand further away...go on...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on July 12, 2011, 12:53:05 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 12, 2011, 07:24:33 PM
Exercise - lots of walking. And not much drinking. Water = good, booze = bad.

I've been away in Turkey for a week and have been walking between 9 and 18km a day and have dropped a few pounds (and worn out a pair of trainers) as a result. It's astonishing how much you end up walking at an event like RoboCup as the halls it is held in are huge and you walk round them each several times a day.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on July 12, 2011, 07:37:11 PM
The event has had some coverage on the BBC.  Jim found a link, and this morning they were talking about it on R5 on the way in to work.  They concentrated on the human-like robot event.  Your robots have wheels?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 12, 2011, 07:51:57 PM
It's astonishing how much you end up walking at an event like RoboCup as the halls it is held in are huge and you walk round them each several times a day.

Something like that does make you realise what an office job does to you...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 12, 2011, 08:09:03 PM
I was in the gym again this evening, and another guy from work was there with his personal trainer  :D  Got in my way, so I ended up doing more rowing and more cycling than I had planned to do...which was not a bad thing.  Felt like I lacked energy this evening...which I will put down to the current stress at work - not helped by getting an annoying email just before I headed to the gym  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 12, 2011, 08:43:27 PM
I'm about to send you an email which will hopefully make you smile, James :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 12, 2011, 09:34:39 PM
It did indeed make me smile  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on July 12, 2011, 11:28:30 PM
I do not recommend being ill as a way to lose weight.

          Just thought I'd mention that.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on July 13, 2011, 09:16:38 AM
The downside of going all out with your exercise like I did with my 10k run on Sunday, is that it frequently leaves you completely out of action for several days and therefore it ends up having an overall negative impact on your fitness plans...

 :-\

I don't think my legs will be forgiving me much before the end of this week, it has to be said.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 13, 2011, 09:31:29 AM
I decided to add press ups into my morning and evening regime.  That hurt.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on July 13, 2011, 11:04:58 AM
Cairn and I hula-hooped for a couple of hours last night!

and yes, I mean hula hoop, with hoops and everything.  you can see it on Facebook!

and if James joins Google+ I'll post the pictures there, too!  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on July 13, 2011, 11:11:03 AM
*Rushes of to Google+


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 13, 2011, 02:16:58 PM
Well, on Monday night I ended up walking with a friend all the way to his house much, much further up the road in Hull - just under four miles. Yesterday, I walked from the middle of Hull City Centre to another friend's house on the edge of the city - just over five miles away, Google tells me. It was a lovely day, I was walking into a strong wind and it felt great. My ankles didn't even start complaining until I was about five minutes away from my destination. A quick sit down and a glass of water later and I didn't even feel tired.

I find I enjoy these walks more when I have a purpose for going somewhere, whether that's going to visit friends or check on a possible walking route. The idea of just walking around aimlessly visiting the same old places doesn't fill me with much enthusiasm. I must also have a go at doing push ups and sit ups, although I'll save those for when nobody's looking.  ;)

And thanks for posting that list, James! It makes it all sound so easy, doesn't it? A very good thing to keep reminding yourself of.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 13, 2011, 02:26:31 PM
Some parts of it can be very easy - as you have just detailed in your post.  Sounds like an excellent way to get some decent exercise !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on July 13, 2011, 06:18:48 PM
today I had the bizarre task of welcoming interviewees.  I work on the 3rd floor and the interviews were in the basement.  So I go down to welcome them and take them to the test room, go back up until test is finished go back down to take them from test room to interview room then back up again.  Repeat.  Repeat.... My legs ache.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 13, 2011, 07:06:32 PM
Gizzajob, Sarah.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on July 13, 2011, 07:16:55 PM
I wasn't interviewing.  This is for an accountants role.  Bizarrely I only interview IT roles.  :-\


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 13, 2011, 07:40:26 PM
That is SO trendy - I think they call it office climbing


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 13, 2011, 07:59:38 PM
Bizarrely I only interview IT roles.  :-\
...which is ironic, as I'll be interviewing assistant bursars next week...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on July 13, 2011, 09:39:34 PM
Gizzajob, Sarah.  :)
I love the fact that Mouse knows a line from Boys From the Blackstuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2inSqo3Q3c&NR=1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2inSqo3Q3c&NR=1)

And yes that is a very young King Theoden.  ;D

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/lotr/images/thumb/0/0e/Theoden2.jpg/220px-Theoden2.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 13, 2011, 10:00:55 PM
I love the fact that Mouse knows a line from Boys From the Blackstuff.
One of the most poignant comedy-dramas ever made.

That's the second time I've used the word 'poignant' today. Not bad!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 14, 2011, 12:39:47 AM
I love the fact that Mouse knows a line from Boys From the Blackstuff.
One of the most poignant comedy-dramas ever made.

Ah. Rumbled. I know the phrase, its relevance and meaning, but haven't seen the series. That will change at one point as the friend who said I should be called Yosser because of my job-wanting-ness said he would dig out his copy of Boys for me to watch. I'll get there eventually.  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 14, 2011, 12:40:17 AM
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/lotr/images/thumb/0/0e/Theoden2.jpg/220px-Theoden2.jpg)

He used to drink in my Dad's pub every now and then.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: hoboslobo on July 14, 2011, 06:04:53 PM
I love the fact that Mouse knows a line from Boys From the Blackstuff.
One of the most poignant comedy-dramas ever made.

That's the second time I've used the word 'poignant' today. Not bad!

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 14, 2011, 06:27:25 PM
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
I know what it means ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on July 14, 2011, 08:16:55 PM
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
I know what it means ;)

Fight !!  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 14, 2011, 08:34:37 PM
That would be so pungent.

Hit the gym again this evening and consider it to have been a good session.  The back of my left shoulder tingles - can't help feeling it is taking the strain too much in something I am doing...tomorrow I have the next session with the trainer (after missing last Friday because I was in Germany) so should be interesting to see how she pushes it...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 15, 2011, 05:21:45 PM
Yesterday, I walked about 5.4 miles to a(nother) friend's house. It was a lovely day and the walk was quite pleasant. I was following a road, which became a bit hairy when there was no path, but I was not killed and all was well.

It wasn't very nice when three abbatoir-bound trucks drove by. Horrible smell not even holding one's breath could avoid.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 15, 2011, 10:08:54 PM
So, she started off with the bad news...I am only likely to lose 0.5% body fat a week from now on.  The good news is that over the last 2 weeks I have lost a further 1.5% - so now I am down to 21%.  So I can stick with reaching 19% in 4 weeks...or go for it.  I refuse to let it take me 4 weeks  ;D

She wants me to double the number of sit ups I do each day...but that was on the basis she thought I was doing 150.  I am actually doing 400 sit ups a day at the moment, so I said I will double that.  She was working on getting me up to 1000 a day anyway.

Interestingly, she said I should only do press ups every other day.

The other thing she wants me to add in is the plank.  It's a bit like the press up position, except your elbows and forearms are on the floor, with your hands grasped in front of you.  Your legs are together and you push your heels back.  So you are on your toes and forearms with your body raised off the floor.  And hold it for 1 minute.  Works the stomach and the back of the legs.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on July 16, 2011, 02:27:49 AM
James is planking.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 16, 2011, 08:33:54 AM
I just did 400 sit ups straight through - 4 sets of 100 of 4 different types.

I know I could not have done that a few weeks ago.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 16, 2011, 09:00:59 AM
And this is the plank :

(http://www.mindbodygreen.com/images/features/Dolphin-Plank-Yoga-Pose.JPG)

No, that is not me.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on July 16, 2011, 09:31:36 AM
So, she started off with the bad news...I am only likely to lose 0.5% body fat a week from now on.  The good news is that over the last 2 weeks I have lost a further 1.5% - so now I am down to 21%.  So I can stick with reaching 19% in 4 weeks...or go for it.  I refuse to let it take me 4 weeks  ;D

She wants me to double the number of sit ups I do each day...but that was on the basis she thought I was doing 150.  I am actually doing 400 sit ups a day at the moment, so I said I will double that.  She was working on getting me up to 1000 a day anyway.

Interestingly, she said I should only do press ups every other day.

The other thing she wants me to add in is the plank.  It's a bit like the press up position, except your elbows and forearms are on the floor, with your hands grasped in front of you.  Your legs are together and you push your heels back.  So you are on your toes and forearms with your body raised off the floor.  And hold it for 1 minute.  Works the stomach and the back of the legs.

James, you are going to be so buff when you've finished


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 16, 2011, 09:37:56 AM
I cannot deny I am really pleased with the way the stomach is going, and I have muscle definition on my arms for the first time in years.  Yes, very happy with where this is going.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 17, 2011, 10:42:13 AM
400 sit ups, 1 minute of plank and as many press ups until I fell over - all while listening to TEP was driving me on.  I like that this has now become part of my morning and evening routine - it does not seem like exercise in a bad way.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on July 17, 2011, 11:39:06 AM
you tire me out just reading it


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 17, 2011, 12:28:52 PM
Honestly, it has really got to the point where it is not as hard as it sounds.  Start small and gradually build it...that's all I've done.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 17, 2011, 02:00:49 PM
Sarah has no option but to start small.  ;D



I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 17, 2011, 02:02:08 PM
Oh, the running you are about to do is going to be all good for you  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 17, 2011, 02:14:23 PM
I cannot deny I am really pleased with the way the stomach is going, and I have muscle definition on my arms for the first time in years.  Yes, very happy with where this is going.

Your stomach's migrated to your arms?

*makes mental note to give James' biceps a squeeze when she sees him next*


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 17, 2011, 02:27:11 PM
*makes mental note to give James' biceps a squeeze when she sees him next*
I want photographs at the very least, and preferably video footage.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 17, 2011, 02:30:49 PM
Send someone along with a camera, Wilf, and I'll do my best to oblige  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 17, 2011, 02:31:38 PM
Oh, the running I am about to do is going to be all good for me  :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 17, 2011, 02:38:39 PM
Perhaps. You may be able to run but you'll never be able to hide. The patrols do come out that far...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on July 17, 2011, 04:24:08 PM
Sarah has no option but to start small.  ;D



I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry...

I'll let you off Mouse as I am the only person you can say that to


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 17, 2011, 04:27:23 PM
I can say it to Leon, too. But I won't.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on July 17, 2011, 04:29:12 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 17, 2011, 05:58:23 PM
Just went for my usual run - got to the top of the road part of The Hill.

I reckon I am doing somewhere between 8 and 9 minute miles.  Not sure how many miles I could keep that going for, though  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 17, 2011, 07:09:21 PM
Probably further if I was threatening to squeeze your biceps...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 17, 2011, 10:26:40 PM
More than a metaphor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP58U_R3gK0)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 18, 2011, 08:40:43 AM
Isn't that an album by Boston?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 18, 2011, 07:36:11 PM
Went to the gym this evening.  Did 2300m on the rowing machine as a 10 minute warm up.  I have no idea if that is any good.

Found some scales which work, and I am now 14 stone 6 pounds.  I'm guessing that would be for the first time in 20 years.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 18, 2011, 09:55:50 PM
(http://www.mytenda.com/tenda/images/spam_lite.jpg)  (http://www.cosmeticsurgeryoz.com/gallery/images/prembuttockimpl.jpg)



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on July 18, 2011, 10:34:58 PM
Arse!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 18, 2011, 10:36:51 PM
No, no - SpamBot Lite! (I'm a bit concerned about the "Crazy Tasty" bit though.)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on July 18, 2011, 10:39:36 PM
*points to self* Arse!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 18, 2011, 11:09:30 PM
I'd like to weigh 14 stone. We don't have any scales, so I have no clue what I am now. Tonight's walk was good. A new route down another pathless road, so a bit hairy at times, but good and quiet. Let's see... Google says 4.4 miles. A bit shorter than I thought. It felt like longer. Mind, I've had the weekend 'off', so to speak.

My next plan of action is to finish this bottle of Coca-Cola and drop sugar until at least my birthday in August. Due to my current/impending state of finances, I will have no choice but to strongly limit alcohol and other optional food and drinks. This should help me save up for Dec's Peel gig, Summer's End and other nice things.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 20, 2011, 08:34:54 PM
Had an all day meeting up in London so needed my run when I got home.  Only problem being that my run really is too short now - only took me 20 minutes this evening, and I want to be running for at least 30 minutes.  I got up all of the road part of The Hill and on to the path.  I'll have it beat during August.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 20, 2011, 09:17:59 PM
Sounds like SpamBot'll be disappearing into the distance when I start squeezing his biceps, then. I'd better get into training too.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 21, 2011, 12:21:37 PM
Walked about 4.8 miles yesterday. I had a hole in my sock, so it felt like my left foot was walking on sandpaper. It hurts today. Might have to exchange today's walk for exercise bike tonight as we're going to see a film this late afternoon.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on July 21, 2011, 12:58:00 PM
Better than a hole in your shoe


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 21, 2011, 01:20:42 PM
Tru dat.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 22, 2011, 10:52:12 PM
I am now down to 20.5% body fat.  So she has reduced my target down to 16%.  Hey...is she allowed to do that ?  16% would be the body fat of someone in their late teens.  She said the places where I am retaining the fat are my moobs and my back, but that each body works in a different way, so mine is just moving on to those areas last.

This evening she introduced a new way to kill me - Tabata Training.  This is high intensity interval training, so I do each of 8 exercises for 20 seconds, with 10 seconds inbetween, and do that 4 times.  I am doing bicep curls with a 20kg weight, squat jumps, tricep dips, alternate lunge jumps, press ups, shoulder presses with 10kg weight, sumo squats and full jump sit ups.  And, yes, full jump sit ups are as bad as they sound.  I do that once a week, and my weights work once a week.  I suspect I will do one of them twice rather than just once, though.

Tonight's session was fun  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 22, 2011, 11:33:10 PM
I did my now usual walk of about four miles this evening. I've cut down on food and have reduced sugar to minimal levels (so it's now whatever's in those 'healthy go-go' breakfast bars Mum bought today and the half-teaspoon I put in my coffee). I have re-discovered pure orange juice, which is great and I always make sure I drink plenty of water. I'm slowly going to work in push ups and other similar stuff, try to loosen up the bulk a bit. I had a go at the plank last night and it was surprisingly difficult! I'll keep going, though...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 22, 2011, 11:38:20 PM
The Plank looks SO easy...what a bastard  >:(

See if you can get your mum to buy Nakd bars instead of the so-called healthy bars.  And cut out that half-teaspoon...if you don't like the taste of coffee without the sugar then cut out the coffee  ;) :D

Work in sit ups before push ups - get working on the core, and then move out from there.

Seriously, though - great stuff !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 22, 2011, 11:59:30 PM
Ah, I tried sit ups a few nights ago. My stomach felt like it was imploding after about eight.  :-\


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 23, 2011, 12:12:15 AM
That's good.  Keep doing 8 until you can do 10.  Then keep doing 10 and report back.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on July 23, 2011, 07:56:16 AM
my magical mystery diet continues to please  ;D  another couple of pounds this week and when I lose another 3, I will be under (mumble mumble) stone for the first time in a very long time  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on July 23, 2011, 08:41:35 AM
Really impressed by James's efforts... Will we recognise you at the next gig?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 23, 2011, 08:47:03 AM
I'll be the one in what have now become oversized tshirts


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on July 23, 2011, 09:20:17 AM
"Under The Mumble Stone"...should be an album title?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on July 23, 2011, 11:46:55 AM
Really impressed by James's efforts... Will we recognise you at the next gig?

He'll be the buff prog fan. He'll be easy to spot.  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on July 23, 2011, 01:16:06 PM
I'll be the one in what have now become oversized tshirts
Great, just in time for my new shop ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on July 23, 2011, 01:18:58 PM
There is a version of the plank that we do in Pilates but instead of staying still, you imagine a point on the floor centrally under your tummy. Hold the plank position for 5 secs, then dip your right hip to the central floor point, go back to plank and do the same on the left. Repeat to fade..... 'Squite hard.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 23, 2011, 01:38:08 PM
Holding this bugger's weight in that position is one thing, but lowering it up and down as well? Can't wait 'til I can do that.  :)

I expect to see a few beanpoles at Dec's gig in September, people!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 23, 2011, 01:44:00 PM
I expect to see a few beanpoles at Dec's gig in September, people!
I doubt I shall be one of them ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on July 23, 2011, 01:50:46 PM
maybe a beansprout in my case


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 23, 2011, 02:27:53 PM
That's why yoga practitioners consider Pilates to be dangerous - it takes a stable position and destabilises it


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 23, 2011, 07:22:10 PM
"Under The Mumble Stone"...should be an album title?

The Mumble Stone is in Ireland, and is the exact opposite of the Blarney Stone. Too close contact with it will result in the person becoming incoherent and unable to speak clearly. Prolonged contact with it and you'll end up like John Prescott.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 23, 2011, 07:38:29 PM
Oh dear God, no!  :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on July 23, 2011, 10:06:05 PM
That's why yoga practitioners consider Pilates to be dangerous - it takes a stable position and destabilises it
I bet you try it though ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 23, 2011, 10:12:22 PM
I am actually more inclined to want to start doing hatha yoga on a regular basis once I have my fitness sorted out.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 25, 2011, 08:50:22 AM
I ate too much rice over the weekend, and it was not the best rice in the world.  Will have to think about that with Cambridge in mind.  I also did not drink enough water.  I did take more fruit on the Sunday, though.

So, it's the gym tonight !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on July 25, 2011, 10:10:58 AM
I am now 17 1/2 Stone. To you this might sound like fat b*****d territory. To me, it's 6 inches lost round the waist and lower blood pressure.

But that might be the drugs  :D

Now for that other stone. If I do that, I'll be lighter than at any time since my 20's.

Still got moobs though. Why don't they go ? Perhaps I'm a woman in (very heavy) disguise ? Perhaps I should go under the knife ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 25, 2011, 10:15:10 AM
Well, if you read any of my previous posts  ::) :D

Each body is different, and will lose the fat in its own way and in its own order...so unless you do go under the knife you cannot target a part of the body when it comes to fat loss.  It looks like my body is saving the moobs til last.  Bastard.

6 inches lost is brilliant, by the way !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 25, 2011, 11:28:54 AM
Over a litre of water later and I am feeling much better today  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 25, 2011, 01:01:23 PM
It's all the exercise from having to get up and visit the loo so often.  ;)

I did 20 sit ups yesterday! Not very impressive, but that's the first time I've ever been able to do anything like that since I was a nine year old beanpole running around outside. Maybe I'm just trying more. I also can touch my toes, which for some reason I've never been able to do. We still don't have any scales in the house, so I have no clue what weight I am, so I won't be able to tell if I actually start losing bulk. I missed out on my walks over the weekend, so I'll have to sort that out by starting again today. I do a bit on the exercise bike, though. Had a massive urge for sugar yesterday which I resisted and then combatted with a banana. Make of that last sentence what you will.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 25, 2011, 01:40:23 PM
Beating a personal best is always impressive, Mouse.  The trick now is to sustain that number and then gradually increase it.

I can't touch my toes, and have never been able to that I can remember.  I should do more general stretching.

I have always found the best way to judge if you are losing weight is by the clothes you wear.  If your trousers and tshirts suddenly feel loose then you are probably losing weight, and more to the point are losing inches, which is what counts.

Banana is good  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on July 25, 2011, 02:15:39 PM
Beating a personal best is always impressive, Mouse.  The trick now is to sustain that number and then gradually increase it.

I can't touch my toes, and have never been able to that I can remember.  I should do more general stretching.

I have always found the best way to judge if you are losing weight is by the clothes you wear.  If your trousers and tshirts suddenly feel loose then you are probably losing weight, and more to the point are losing inches, which is what counts.

Banana is good  :)

I agree with all this, definitely the clothes bit. It's great when clothes fit properly.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 25, 2011, 03:22:30 PM
I try to wear baggy clothes anyway, so I'm not sure it'll be an accurate form of measurement with me.  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 25, 2011, 03:25:00 PM
Do you wear baggy trousers ?  That would be madness.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on July 25, 2011, 03:26:41 PM
Do you wear baggy trousers ?  That would be madness.

Who's got the slapping machine ? !!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on July 25, 2011, 03:27:08 PM
in the middle of the street!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 25, 2011, 03:29:28 PM
He's after James.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Paul on July 25, 2011, 04:01:39 PM

Still got moobs though. Why don't they go ? Perhaps I'm a woman in (very heavy) disguise ? Perhaps I should go under the knife ?

This can be caused by a hormone imbalance, too much oestrogen. If you are having regular blood tests then they could check that. Some of the fittest people can still have moobs because of this. Quite often with more exercise and weight loss the effect is minimised.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 25, 2011, 04:05:41 PM
This poor chap has a problem. (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2908674/Doctors-baffled-by-huge-moobs.html)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 25, 2011, 04:16:57 PM
Is his problem that he can't stop playing with them ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on July 25, 2011, 04:23:03 PM
yeah, I'm not sure I'd ever leave the house...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on July 25, 2011, 05:12:31 PM
yeah, I'm not sure I'd ever leave the house...

You're sick, Rog  ;D I agree though.



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 25, 2011, 06:09:16 PM
'kin hell...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 25, 2011, 06:37:19 PM
Lordy, that Tabata is an absolute killer  :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 25, 2011, 10:51:13 PM
I need to be doing my four mile walk every day. Doing it this evening after having the weekend off from it meant my left foot ached for a while when I started. I also jogged for a very, very short stretch on the way back. I don't think I'm built for that kind of movement.  ;)

I gave in and bought some peanuts from the Co-Op on my way back to cater my snacking urge. It was probably a bad idea in hindsight. Oh well. As long as I keep moving throughout the day. And I think I better save my walking for the evening, because it's left me quite tired and, this time, not in a very good mood. Odd.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 25, 2011, 11:15:23 PM
Peanuts are fine, because I am sure they won't have been roasted or salted...were they...Mouse, were they  >:(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 26, 2011, 12:57:21 AM
I quickly got sick of them.  >:(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on July 26, 2011, 06:36:28 AM
I also jogged for a very, very short stretch .... because it's left me quite tired and, this time, not in a very good mood. Odd.

I think not so odd.  Stick to walking.  Don't run before you can walk...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on July 26, 2011, 07:46:30 AM
This poor chap has a problem. (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2908674/Doctors-baffled-by-huge-moobs.html)

There's just so many hilarious lines in this story.

"The man is in every way male except for his enormous breasts."

"fascinated locals queue up at his dairy farm to point and laugh"


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 26, 2011, 08:20:26 AM
With moobs like that you'd have to open a dairy farm.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on July 26, 2011, 11:35:19 AM
With moobs like that you'd have to open a dairy farm.

Jesus, James do you mind, I'm having my lunch here !!!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 26, 2011, 12:48:50 PM
Apples, banana, cherries, strawberries, mixed nuts and prunes so far today.  Plus water.  Lots and lots of water.  And some cups of rooibos tea.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 26, 2011, 01:37:41 PM
http://uk.health.lifestyle.yahoo.net/Dieting-unlikely-to-make-fat-people-slim-say-experts.htm

Oh dear - there is no hope for me  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 26, 2011, 02:52:00 PM
At least you have gender on your side, UB.

There's even less hope for me.

Quote
"For men it goes steadily through life. For women it starts slowly and accelerates in the mid-thirties. Once people become overweight they continue relentlessly upwards. They hardly ever go back down.

I shall just continue relentlessly upwards with a clear conscience, then.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 26, 2011, 02:55:22 PM
Hardly ever...not never


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on July 26, 2011, 10:47:31 PM
I'm not going to read that articlle it seems like nonsense that will get me riled


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 26, 2011, 10:50:56 PM
"However, the study findings don't mean that all diets are a waste of time. Some, which promote eating healthier foods and increasing physical activity, can still make a positive impact on a person's health."

No. Sh1t. Sherlock.

 ::) >:( ::)

I think I just did your riling for you, Ashleaze  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 26, 2011, 11:59:59 PM
Now we see what journalists are reduced to after you tell them to stop doing illegal things.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Paul on July 27, 2011, 06:31:41 AM
Courtesy of my karate instructor, this is not the way to do the plank.

http://video.uk.msn.com/watch/video/epic-planking-fail/73yuto3m?src=v5:share:sharepermalink:uuids&from=sharepermalink (http://video.uk.msn.com/watch/video/epic-planking-fail/73yuto3m?src=v5:share:sharepermalink:uuids&from=sharepermalink)



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 27, 2011, 08:48:29 AM
At least she knows her brain will not be contributing at all to her body weight  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on July 27, 2011, 12:53:12 PM
some people are just stupid.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on July 27, 2011, 01:16:40 PM
It warms the cockles of my heart to see this thread up to 41 pages!

Sadly my fitness and weightloss are fairly erratic at the moment what with one thing and another...  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 27, 2011, 01:35:18 PM
... my fitness and weightloss are fairly erotic at the moment...

 :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 27, 2011, 01:36:14 PM
I think an erotic weightloss book would be a bestseller !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 27, 2011, 02:09:01 PM
The Korma Sutra?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 27, 2011, 02:10:55 PM
You should know by now that is not going to lead to weightloss  ::)

You need to have a Tandhorny dish.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 27, 2011, 02:13:50 PM
Or just have some nuts.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 27, 2011, 02:20:18 PM
I think you just nicked Catherine's line  :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 27, 2011, 07:30:17 PM
I had a whole load of stuff I needed to get out of my system tonight, so I decided to hit the gym in a serious way and just spent an hour and a half there.  It must have been a good workout because my tshirt was soaked at the end.

Started with rowing and increased my personal best in 10 minutes to 2450m.  Then did my Tabata training, which remains a killer.  10 minutes on the bike was followed by my weights programme, and then a 5 minute warm down back on the bike.  Got back to my room and did a minute of the plank just because I could.

Feeling a whole lot better about things now.  Prog help anyone who tries to mess me around tomorrow.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on July 27, 2011, 07:43:10 PM
has your detox finished yet?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 27, 2011, 07:49:41 PM
Yes, the detox is over, but I am pretty much keeping it going. 

I mostly eat fruit and vegetables and salad, adding in some cheese, nuts, fish, shellfish, a little chicken, rice, couscous, houmous, some new potatoes, Nakd bars.  I am drinking only water or rooibos tea or peppermint tea.  I am avoiding anything with added sugar, and also avoid dressings and sauces.  I am really trying to avoid eating less than 2 and a half hours before going to bed - I find that part difficult.

So the other evening I had sag pannar (spinach and Indian cottage cheese) followed by tandoori king prawn and mushroom rice - all within my 'diet'.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 27, 2011, 08:51:29 PM
So for dinner in the hotel bar I had the soup of the day - advertised as leek and potato, but tasted like celery - and followed that with one of the starters, smoked salmon with asparagus and a dill salad.  Accompanied by a cheeky little Buxton still mineral water.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 27, 2011, 10:30:34 PM
I have increased my walking speed for my (now hopefully) daily four mile walk. My shirt was also damp by the time I got home, so I think that burned off tea. I stopped for about fifteen minutes for hedgehog watching, but apart from that, I think I made pretty good time. It usually takes me about an hour and twenty or so, so I'm going to try and do it in less that that from now on.

Now I've turned nocturnal once again, I might have a go at push ups/sit ups/plank/cycling later on just to keep things going. For now, though, my feet are still achey.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 28, 2011, 08:38:55 AM
I managed the plank for a minute and a half this morning.

Can't help feeling I must have been doing it wrong...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on July 28, 2011, 08:40:04 AM
I managed the plank for a minute and a half this morning.

Can't help feeling I must have been doing it wrong...
Maybe you're turning into a plank :-\ ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 28, 2011, 08:46:41 AM
Oh, I think I've always been a bit of a plank  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 28, 2011, 09:08:12 AM
Two short ones?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 28, 2011, 09:24:19 AM
I used to be thicker than that.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 28, 2011, 09:36:30 AM
I'm finding the seemingly endless stairs at work a lot easier. It's not much, I know, but one little victory...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 28, 2011, 09:42:24 AM
I think I said to Ashleaze before, that makes you trendy ! 

The latest 'thing' in the fitness world is 'office climbing' - using the stairs to get to the top of an office block instead of using the lifts.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on July 28, 2011, 10:13:52 AM
using the stairs to get to the top of an office block instead of using the lifts.

SOP for years.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on July 28, 2011, 10:18:53 AM
I'm going to play some squash tonight - let's see how that goes. Last time it royally buggered up my dodgy calf muscle. Best take it easy!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on July 28, 2011, 10:21:58 AM
I'm finding the seemingly endless stairs at work a lot easier. It's not much, I know, but one little victory...

Are you taking the lift now ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Purrdey on July 28, 2011, 11:49:25 AM
I think I said to Ashleaze before, that makes you trendy ! 

The latest 'thing' in the fitness world is 'office climbing' - using the stairs to get to the top of an office block instead of using the lifts.

I worked on the 16th floor at the old Citibank building in Lewisham in 1992 and it was popular then!

I'm going to give Zumba a try - it looks like fun and I hate hate hate gyms. Also it will make my nephew laugh (not sure if it will be at me or with me...)  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on July 28, 2011, 12:20:06 PM
I'm going to give Zumba a try...
Wasn't he the Wart Hog from The Lion King?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 28, 2011, 12:20:42 PM
Aerobics to a different beat...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 28, 2011, 12:46:11 PM
The circle of life.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on July 28, 2011, 01:24:09 PM
I'm going to mow the lawn today.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 28, 2011, 02:08:12 PM
Judas Priest wrote a song about that...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 28, 2011, 02:09:53 PM
Sent my update photos from Sunday morning to my personal trainer and she sent me this reply :

"Well done James, you are slimmer from last week! Your chest and sides have definately come down."

More than a little made up with that  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on July 28, 2011, 02:29:45 PM
I see why she teaches fitness, rather than English..  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 28, 2011, 02:56:43 PM
I may also have corrected some typos lol


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 28, 2011, 07:30:26 PM
Didn't have the same pent up anger motivation to hit the gym this evening, but did it anyway, which is good.

And just looked in the mirror...my moobs are definitely getting smaller  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 28, 2011, 11:04:37 PM
My evening walk, which on average used to take about an hour and twenty minutes (bar any hedgehog diversions), took me a mere hour this time. And I saw a barn owl, which was brilliweed.  8)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 28, 2011, 11:13:36 PM
Sounds infinitely better than being in a gym, and great progress on the time !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 28, 2011, 11:15:25 PM
It's a shame that the whole countryside stunk of sh*t. Curse you, farms and water treatment place.  :(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 28, 2011, 11:18:05 PM
Get a gas mask - wearing that will also make it a harder cardiovascular workout  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on July 29, 2011, 06:07:01 AM
Get a gas mask - wearing that will also make it a harder cardiovascular workout  ;D

Probably scare the hedgehogs though.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on July 29, 2011, 06:11:40 AM
Get a gas mask - wearing that will also make it a harder cardiovascular workout  ;D

Probably scare the hedgehogs though.

(hedgehog voice) "aargh, run, it's Steven Wilson..."

(http://www.simoncummings.com/blog/stevenwilson_insurgentes.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on July 29, 2011, 08:17:07 AM
Get a gas mask - wearing that will also make it a harder cardiovascular workout  ;D
Do you think you might be taking this a bit toooooooo seriously  ;) :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 29, 2011, 09:29:59 AM
When I fill my 100l bergen to take it for a run I will know I am taking this too seriously...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 29, 2011, 11:13:22 AM
I might do that six mile trek to my mate's house again. The sections with no paths are a bit hairy, though. But, it would save me bus fare I don't really have. Hmmmm...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 29, 2011, 06:29:32 PM
Just spent 3 hours driving home from Stoke and have my training session in an hour...need to loosen up !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 29, 2011, 09:05:48 PM
20% baby ! Lost another 0.5% body fat over the last week. Very pleased to keep the downward trend going - so that is a 7% loss in 6 weeks.

She said my arms look bigger and my eyes look open - I know exactly what she means with the eyes. And this week I have not got the amount of sleep I wanted to and my colleague did not notice, and she would not normally miss a thing like that because of the effect it would have on me - amazing what actually being fit can do for you !

I have said I am going to sign up for another 10 weeks, and we are going to work on building my strength and developing a 6-pack.

Bench pressed 50kg tonight - could not lift it from the holder last week. My body is starting to remember...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 29, 2011, 10:35:12 PM
So how will we recognise you when we see you next?



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 29, 2011, 10:50:30 PM
I'll be the one with the notebook that you don't recognise.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on July 29, 2011, 11:06:14 PM
the notebook will be made of marble tablets...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 30, 2011, 02:12:18 AM
A very hearty well done on your progress, James. You continue to be an inspiration to us all.  :)

Meanwhile, the five mile walk to my friend's house was indeed done without fatality. Hooray! Although, my left foot wasn't prepared for such a route and I have developed a rather large blister as a result. It sits on that bit of the foot just before the toes begin, which is an absolute bugger to walk on and it's rather painful when I do. So tomorrow, I might have to resort to the exercise bike if I really have trouble with it. I think hobbling and limping the usual four miles would do more harm than good.

I think that the route I walked itself needs to be abandoned, purely because it does get rather dangerous when there's nowhere to walk between rather busy country road and overgrown wilderness. It's only a small section of the route, but that's not the point. One slip and under a truck we fall. Instead, I can go a different way to my friends' houses, which (according to Google) only takes about ten minutes longer than the other one (which was one hour and forty) and is only 0.5 miles longer. It also goes by another mate's house (I have many friends!) which would make a great rest point before continuing my journey. It would also be possible and indeed safe to walk back home on a night (as safe as walking around at night can be), which would almost eliminate the need for bus fares and would mean I'd be walking over ten miles in a day, with plenty of sit downs and rests in between.

Anyway, I'm really starting to feel a bit looser in the ol' stomach mound and my waist has definitely shrunk - I can tell by the position and tightness of my belt buckle. Maybe smaller sized jeans are just around the corner.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on July 30, 2011, 06:37:14 AM
that bizarre 2lb loss last week has corrected itself and I am back to what I was a fortnight ago - obv I don't mind as I'm not actually dieting


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on July 30, 2011, 06:46:01 AM
Just don't be disappointed when you get of the exercise bike and you're not at you mate's house...

Good work young Mouse. I was a bean pole until I was about 18 and left Devon (where Mumsie cooked proper food and I cycled everywhere) and moved to Coventry (where my first proper salary, public transport and convenience food conspired to get me 'waisted'.

Beware the Dark Side... (but if you're going, get me a Big Mac and a tub of Flumps, cheers)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 30, 2011, 07:07:42 AM
Anyway, I'm really starting to feel a bit looser in the ol' stomach mound and my waist has definitely shrunk - I can tell by the position and tightness of my belt buckle. Maybe smaller sized jeans are just around the corner.  :)

Really very happy to read that - great progress !  People mocked me when I mentioned my watch strap (and I am almost at the sixth hole now, after starting at the third), but these straps and buckles are the real measures of fitness  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on July 30, 2011, 08:41:27 AM
thin/slim does not necessarily = fitness

I know plenty of slim people who aren't fit


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 30, 2011, 09:51:23 AM
True, bad words used there.

My weight on the scales has stayed the same, but my body fat has dropped and my trousers are even looser - so my measure for improvement is not the scales, but my trousers  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 30, 2011, 10:38:18 AM
True, bad words used there.

My weight on the scales has stayed the same, but my body fat has dropped and my trousers are even looser - so my measure for improvement is not the scales, but my trousers  ;D

Just as long as you don't drop your trousers as often as Simon does...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 30, 2011, 11:50:00 AM
I tried to get a clip to fix the belt which is attached to one of my pairs of trousers and they did not have one which fits...I realised the trousers are probably 15 years old, and now fit me.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 30, 2011, 12:55:36 PM
15 years ago I was pregnant so the things that fitted me then would have space to spare now.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 30, 2011, 01:33:42 PM
I'm really not going to say 'you hope...'


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 30, 2011, 05:11:15 PM
Ooh, you are so going to get a smack when I next see you.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 30, 2011, 07:50:39 PM
Just make sure you don't slap my good side  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 31, 2011, 05:40:49 PM
Just did a Tabata session in the garden - wonderful feeling !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on July 31, 2011, 05:44:55 PM
I did 50 seconds of the plank earlier. What a sneaky b*stard that one is...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on July 31, 2011, 06:04:43 PM
It suddenly springs its pain...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on August 01, 2011, 11:39:21 AM
I did 50 seconds of the plank earlier.
Is that a Floyd album I've not heard?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on August 01, 2011, 11:52:09 AM
I forgot to mention this on Sat - this is an example of how unfit I am/was....

In effect my daughter is an only child so when we go to the playground, I have to go on the see saw with her.  When I used to sit on it, pushing it up and down with my legs ached so I would push it up and down with my arms.  On Sat, I realised that I did not get off the see saw and use my arms as my legs have obv got a bit of muscle in now from the walking and the stairs  ;D



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on August 01, 2011, 12:02:50 PM
There's one or two comedy options there but none are worthy of your good efforts so I will avoid them and say "well done". :)

I too have found that the endless squats and lunges (that this flippin' PS3 exercise thing has had me doing) have made it easier to get out of low chairs and the like.

When it comes to see-saws, as you might imagine, I had Isaac Newton on my side rather a lot, which left the children (even both of them) "up top" rather a lot...which they found hilarious. The advantage of long legs allowed me and Isaac to move nearer the middle and play properly.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on August 01, 2011, 12:13:09 PM
I've got my road bike out of storage  8)
Haven't ridden it for 18 months due to the appalling state of our roads. Too many deep and dangerous potholes.

Gave it a quick thrash yesterday and did 8 miles in 25 mins.

My 3.7 mile ride to work this morning took only 12 mins, as opposed to the 17 mins it takes me on my mountain bike.

Having it serviced this week so should be able to start riding at 'proper' speeds again soon  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 01, 2011, 04:27:06 PM
I've figured out how to reset the digital display on the exercise bike, so now I actually know how long I've been pedalling and how far I've 'gone'. It even tells me how many calories I've apparently burned, which is great. I might set another goal of calories burned alongside miles per day. Anyway, I did four miles on it yesterday as I thought hobbling around for an hour was not a good way to help the blister to heal. After hobbling around town earlier going to and from the Jobcentre, I think I'll be back on the bike tonight.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 01, 2011, 04:45:03 PM
Ignore the calorie counter - they are meaningless.

Crap day in the office = hitting the gym with a vengeance tonight.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on August 01, 2011, 04:46:57 PM
my vengeance is broken.  can't hit anything with it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on August 01, 2011, 10:57:09 PM
Ignore the calorie counter - they are meaningless.
Might I suggest, "ignore the calorie count - it will not be accurate - but as a relative measure of what you are doing session to session, in order to provide your next target, it might have some limited value"?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 01, 2011, 11:03:02 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 01, 2011, 11:53:46 PM
Yes, wot Pedro sed.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 02, 2011, 08:20:17 AM
Yesterday evening was tough.  I had a headache through the day and it would not go.  Managed a tabata and some swiss ball sit ups, but was not into it in a big way.  Woke up this morning feeling better and went through my sit ups, plank and a minute of press ups.

Still not quite 'there'.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 02, 2011, 08:21:29 AM
Where are you, then?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 02, 2011, 08:31:43 AM
Here.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on August 02, 2011, 08:46:36 AM
Not in the zone yet then.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 02, 2011, 08:56:00 AM
The zone is evading me right now.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 02, 2011, 09:26:51 AM
The Twiglet zone?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 02, 2011, 09:30:09 AM
I am a twiglet compared to the photo of me Neil tagged last night from the Night of the Prog in 2009  :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 02, 2011, 03:56:12 PM
My colleague is off to see a nutritionalist this evening.  I'm going to nick the info she comes back with  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on August 02, 2011, 04:23:54 PM
7 miles on the mountain bike tonight, 3 of them off-road. 28 mins total  8)

Lost 4lbs this week, which was a surprise


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 02, 2011, 04:52:45 PM
You're making cycling sound easy...but I'm not falling for it !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on August 02, 2011, 06:03:58 PM
You're making cycling sound easy...but I'm not falling for it !

You should come over here and we'll have a cycle out together  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 02, 2011, 06:44:15 PM
Yeah, by the time I have cycled over...see, I've already found the flaw in the idea


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 03, 2011, 08:44:39 PM
OK, really hit the zone today.

Sit ups, rowing, tabata, cycling, weights, swiss ball - it all came together very nicely.  Tonight I must get proper sleep.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on August 03, 2011, 10:20:34 PM
I know what you mean...I hit a different zone...Magnum, Curry, Cornetto, Crisps...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on August 03, 2011, 10:23:19 PM
I know what you mean...I hit a different zone...Magnum, Curry, Cornetto, Crisps...

I have to say Pedro, what with your tweets and other contributions, you've hit a good patch of form lately.  ;D ;D One doff's one's cap


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 03, 2011, 10:37:10 PM
I've not watched Magnum in years...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 04, 2011, 08:51:10 AM
I know what you mean...I hit a different zone...Magnum, Curry, Cornetto, Crisps...

You've covered all the major food groups there, Pedders, except for the red wine and cheese.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 04, 2011, 09:01:11 AM
I can eat (some) cheese and (certain) curries.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on August 04, 2011, 11:52:15 AM
I know what you mean...I hit a different zone...Magnum, Curry, Cornetto, Crisps...

You've covered all the major food groups there, Pedders, except for the red wine and cheese.

Should that be cheese naan.



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 04, 2011, 01:10:42 PM
No.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 05, 2011, 07:15:19 AM
Getting all my stuff together for Cambridge, I thought I could do with taking an extra pair of jeans in case it does rain, and I found a pair I had bought years ago but had never worn because they are a 36 inch waist and I always used to buy in hope rather than expectation back then.  They fit me now  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on August 05, 2011, 03:10:44 PM
rock on James!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 05, 2011, 10:39:52 PM
I saw James nibbling his nuts this evening at the Cambridge Rock Festival.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 06, 2011, 12:45:50 AM
I haven't had a chance to go for any walks over the last few days being at various friends' houses, but I might hit the exercycle before bed tonight. I then might ride the exercycle.

I don't think I'll have a chance to go for any walks throughout next week, either, 'cos I'm-a gonna be workin' from mornin' 'til night. I'll just have to watch what I eat, maybe try some push-ups before starting in the morning. When I get back, I'm really going to have to go for this thing to get back on track. Shut up, flab!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 06, 2011, 07:07:02 AM
Catherine squeezed me. Twice.

They have a Zumba class here at CRF at 9am Saturday and Sunday so I think I will go along and give it a try after I have done my sit ups in my tent.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 06, 2011, 09:15:48 AM
 ;D

I expect that was the high spot of the festival for you, SpamBot. The squeezing, not the Zumba.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 06, 2011, 09:27:46 AM
Zumba was good fun and a good workout - definitely up for more of the same tomorrow morning at 9

Hopefully no more squeezing today.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 06, 2011, 11:14:40 AM
Twice as much on Sunday, then.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 06, 2011, 02:21:48 PM
I think 1 hour of Zumba is sufficient.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on August 07, 2011, 04:05:07 PM
I have returned from holiday the same weight as I went  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on August 07, 2011, 05:01:10 PM
In that casse, I hope you had a good holiday.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 08, 2011, 08:54:17 AM
I thought the Cambridge Rock Festival was far better than High Voltage food-wise, and I have come away from it very much feeling like I kept within my 'diet'.

Doing the 2 Zumba classes made up in a small way for missing my training session on Friday, though I am sure she will find a way to make me regret that next Friday.  I did only do one set of sit ups each day, though, so this morning I pushed it up to 500.  Decided to do a minute of press ups as well, and got that up to 55 from 51 the last time I did that.

Looking forward to my time in the gym this evening now.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on August 08, 2011, 12:06:47 PM
...after I have done my sit ups in my tent...
*imagines fellow campers herding their young ones away from the tent "making a funny noise, mummy"...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on August 08, 2011, 12:08:55 PM
My trip to the Magnum zone (etc.) has earned me nearly a whole half a stone of extra lardage...so I need to get back on the rigth track if a Summer's End Curry is to be allowed...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 08, 2011, 04:31:28 PM
Just looked at my tour itinerary...in the 7 days I will doing the main trek of the 'holiday' there will be 18 hours of demanding walking (of which 11 will be uphill), and 17 hours of moderate walking (of which 8 will be downhill).

Yeah, I'm pretty pleased I'm doing this fitness lark in advance of that  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on August 08, 2011, 06:12:31 PM
I have to say that James looks really good right now.  So much so that I am going to look to join a gym to try to loose some weight as well.  Now, what we need here is a photograph of the Zumba.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 08, 2011, 06:36:26 PM
I think 1 hour of Zumba is sufficient.

Judging by the photo, one hour was more than sufficient!  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 08, 2011, 07:35:36 PM
Any photographs of the Zumba have been photoshopped.

My workout in the gym felt sweet this evening.  Started with rowing, then my tabata, swiss ball sit ups, weights, cycling, and then because they have the full-length mirrors I thought I would check out my plank positioning.  I am pleased to say it looks spot on.

Going for something to eat now, and later I will be looking forward to my sit ups and another plank.

Really in the zone  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 09, 2011, 04:26:07 PM
I was thinking of going for a run this evening...but now I have to take into account the 'Sham Posse and their inevitable attempt to take the streetz innit.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on August 09, 2011, 04:32:23 PM
I cycled 8 miles on the road bike this evening. (+3.7 this morning) Did some hill work and hit 40mph + on the way back down again  8)

37 mins


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 09, 2011, 04:34:01 PM
Your bike reports scare the heck out of me  :o :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 08:39:24 AM
Didn't go for a run because I got home to a very long story which culminated in the need for me to shift around a load of my boxes in the garage...and that pretty much turned into a workout  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AndyF on August 10, 2011, 12:22:06 PM
I'm sorry James, I caved under peer pressure...
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6197/6028478587_eb0f707b28_b.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 12:24:59 PM
That is a very big red cross in a white box...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on August 10, 2011, 12:33:13 PM
That is a very big red cross in a white box...
Oh no it's not!  :D :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 12:37:20 PM
That is a very big red cross in a white box...
Oh no it's not!  :D :D
Yeah, I had a feeling it might work in other parts of the Fishyverse  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 01:06:29 PM
Today


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 01:07:08 PM
I


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 01:07:44 PM
will


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 01:08:28 PM
mostly


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 01:09:30 PM
be


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on August 10, 2011, 01:10:35 PM
I'm sorry James, I caved under peer pressure...
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6197/6028478587_eb0f707b28_b.jpg)
It's nice to see Mr Urinal putting a sign on his property.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 01:10:59 PM
exercising


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 01:11:33 PM
my


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 01:12:17 PM
fingers


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 01:12:48 PM
to


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on August 10, 2011, 01:13:21 PM
manipulate


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 01:13:59 PM
this


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 01:14:36 PM
to page 50.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on August 10, 2011, 01:15:00 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on August 10, 2011, 02:14:53 PM
I'm sorry James, I caved under peer pressure...
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6197/6028478587_eb0f707b28_b.jpg)

James' Morecambe and Wise tribute act proceeds apace.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on August 10, 2011, 02:16:59 PM
to page 50.


 ::)Anyone would think you were trying to keep us from the page with The Picture on it......


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 02:17:17 PM
More


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on August 10, 2011, 02:17:32 PM
I'm sorry James, I caved under peer pressure...
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6197/6028478587_eb0f707b28_b.jpg)

This one in case you were wondering.... :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 02:17:51 PM
exercise


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 02:27:49 PM
required


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 02:28:08 PM
for


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 02:28:26 PM
the


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 02:28:43 PM
fingers


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 02:29:05 PM
today


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 02:29:24 PM
and


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 02:29:43 PM
many


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 02:30:09 PM
other days, I suspect  >:(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 10, 2011, 02:30:53 PM
I'm sorry James, I caved under peer pressure...
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6197/6028478587_eb0f707b28_b.jpg)

This one in case you were wondering.... :D

This has brightened up my birthday no end!

James SpamBot "Teapot" Allen in fine form there.  ;D

Well done AndyF!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 02:33:06 PM
I still can't see it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on August 10, 2011, 04:06:43 PM
I can - and I feel that this needs a wider audience, so more people can appreciate the quality of The Picture.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 04:31:55 PM
Well, one person joined the Fishtank because of it...maybe others should have to join to see it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 10, 2011, 04:38:16 PM
They'll have to work hard to avoid it!

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6197/6028478587_eb0f707b28_b.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 04:47:12 PM
No pain, no gain.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 07:53:57 PM
I'm sorry James, I caved under peer pressure...
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6197/6028478587_eb0f707b28_b.jpg)

Nice tshirt.

Well, as the old hippy in my weekend Zumba class would have said, that got a sweat on.  Rowing, tabata, weights, swiss ball, cycle.  Going to have a shower, a peppermint tea, then off to eat some soup and a salad.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on August 10, 2011, 09:30:58 PM
looking good, brother!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AndyF on August 10, 2011, 09:33:37 PM

Nice tshirt.

Well, as the old hippy in my weekend Zumba class would have said, that got a sweat on.  Rowing, tabata, weights, swiss ball, cycle.  Going to have a shower, a peppermint tea, then off to eat some soup and a salad.

And let's face it mate, by the end of the day you were the only one who wasn't complaining about bad backs/dodgy knees/tiredness etc etc!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 09:38:08 PM
I went off and slept on my rollmat in my tent  ;D

I must say the hands are not as precise as I would have liked them to have been, though.  I clearly need more practice.

Let's have Zumba at Summer's End...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on August 11, 2011, 06:29:18 AM
I maybe able to see the picture in September  ::)  :'(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 11, 2011, 07:02:17 AM
It will have disappeared by then.


Title: Re: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 11, 2011, 07:34:53 AM
I'm sure someone kind could email them...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 11, 2011, 08:38:13 AM
We appear to be ignoring the Zumba at Summer's End point...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 11, 2011, 09:12:45 AM
There's probably a good reason for that!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 11, 2011, 09:59:47 AM
You know you want to...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on August 11, 2011, 10:07:18 AM
Your bike reports scare the heck out of me  :o :D

Wimp  ;) ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 11, 2011, 10:16:23 AM
Absolutely !

I do still have to regain my confidence when it comes to riding my bike.  Now I am fitter I am going to take it out over the weekend and see how it feels.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 11, 2011, 10:49:00 AM
Don't forget some of these

(http://www.cyclingjerseysmall.com/productpic/2011/6/simages/2010%20BMC%20Red%20Cycling%20Shorts%20(2).jpg)

There was one pic I found, which I hesitate to post here for reasons of public decency, but there is a good reason why cycling shorts should be black and not red... (http://fancyarchive.blogspot.com/2007/09/why-bicycle-shorts-should-always-be.html)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 11, 2011, 10:50:39 AM
I'm not clicking on that link.  Ever.

I did buy a pair of cycling shorts (in black) a couple of weeks ago which will get their first use this weekend.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on August 11, 2011, 12:24:21 PM
I know that photo without clicking on the link. I wish to assure you all that although I do wear padded lycra shorts they are all black  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 11, 2011, 03:31:57 PM
Sent my update photos to my personal trainer last night and received this reply :

"Gosh you can really see a difference just from the last photos!  You now have a rib cage :) which shows the start of your six pack. 
Thats great you went to a zumba class, what did you think?
I teach Zumba on MOndays at 8.15 Full of women, great place to meet them:) "

I knew there was method in the zumba madness !

 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 11, 2011, 03:51:53 PM
Yes, but you know what they say about men who go to Zumba classes...  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 11, 2011, 03:57:58 PM
They meet women ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on August 11, 2011, 06:08:30 PM
Don't forget some of these

(http://www.cyclingjerseysmall.com/productpic/2011/6/simages/2010%20BMC%20Red%20Cycling%20Shorts%20(2).jpg)

There was one pic I found, which I hesitate to post here for reasons of public decency, but there is a good reason why cycling shorts should be black and not red... (http://fancyarchive.blogspot.com/2007/09/why-bicycle-shorts-should-always-be.html)

Golly, what a mess  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 11, 2011, 11:48:11 PM
500 sit ups and a minute of plank and I am ready to sleep.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: hoboslobo on August 12, 2011, 06:53:18 AM
After a couple of months without any weightloss this morning I am down a kg. Not sure it is due to my bout of trots earlier this week or not.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 08:26:33 AM
 :D

I have a few curries happening over the next couple of weeks so maybe I will give that method a try  :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on August 12, 2011, 08:57:00 AM
Don't forget some of these

(http://www.cyclingjerseysmall.com/productpic/2011/6/simages/2010%20BMC%20Red%20Cycling%20Shorts%20(2).jpg)

There was one pic I found, which I hesitate to post here for reasons of public decency, but there is a good reason why cycling shorts should be black and not red... (http://fancyarchive.blogspot.com/2007/09/why-bicycle-shorts-should-always-be.html)

Golly, what a mess  :D



Mess ...............that wasn't the first word that sprung to my mind ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 09:02:17 AM
Are you Catherine in disguise  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 12, 2011, 09:19:44 AM
"array of lunchboxes", perhaps?  ;D

(http://www.lunchboxesetc.co.uk/images/thumbs/plasticlunchboxesselection.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 09:27:46 AM
And the thread gets dragged down, down, down  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on August 12, 2011, 10:32:46 AM
17 st 5 & 3/4

Less then 1st to go to primary target weight. Slow going though.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 10:37:37 AM
Excellent update !  Of course, slow going usually means it stays off, so that is a good thing  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 12, 2011, 10:41:52 AM
Sod It - I'm comfort eating this weekend.

Off to Waitrose for lots of lovely scallops and some nice fish steaks at lunchtime.

my comfort food is quite healthy, I realise.

The comfort glasses of ice cold white are less so though  :-\


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 10:55:20 AM
I like the sound of the food part of that comfort food  :)

I am hoping I have done enough over the past two weeks to warrant a treat after I see my personal trainer this evening...and tandoori king prawns with mushroom rice beckon...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 12, 2011, 12:03:41 PM
Don't forget the cheese naan...  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 12, 2011, 12:12:42 PM
I'm not your nan, but I might get some posh cheese too.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 12:27:48 PM
All naan are right out.  I might think about some sag, though.

Yeah, that's going to be taken way out of context.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 12:37:08 PM
I went to M&S for lunch and bought some couscous with vegetables, added some prawns to that and had mango for pudding, with an extra packet of mango for later, to eat before I go for my training session.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on August 12, 2011, 02:24:23 PM
I had two pieces of toast with peanut butter upon them and a cup of coffee.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 02:27:36 PM
Was it served by Satan ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on August 12, 2011, 02:29:07 PM
heh  nope, I made it meownself.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on August 12, 2011, 04:03:55 PM
The toaster in the office keeps setting off the fire alarm.
If anybody wants a rest in the sunshine - burn some toast.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 04:28:34 PM
Such heat sounds like the work of Satan.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 07:17:14 PM
Quite nervous sitting here waiting to go to my training session. I missed last Friday because I was at the CRF, so I am two weeks on from my last body fat measurement. I know I have been putting in the exercise and sticking to the eating plan, so I expect that to be reflected in another drop...but...lol ! It's like waiting for exam results lol


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 12, 2011, 07:25:36 PM
Better take The Picture of you doing Zumba along so that your instructor can see that you've been trying hard.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on August 12, 2011, 07:41:05 PM
today I have had toast n butter, crisps, cocktail sausages, sausage rolls, houmous, taramsalata, pitta bread, hot wings n chips  ;D  I won't be grinning next time I decide to go on the scales  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on August 12, 2011, 08:39:20 PM
Keep grinning - just don't look.
Sure it'll be fine.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 09:20:07 PM
I am now 19% body fat, and have achieved that 2 weeks ahead of schedule.  So now I am working towards 16%.

She pushed me hard tonight - sit ups were suddenly on a slope, going uphill - so I am enjoying this tandoori king prawn  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on August 13, 2011, 07:24:29 AM
well done


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 13, 2011, 07:35:36 AM
Thank you.  Got to keep it going now.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 13, 2011, 05:51:02 PM
Well done, James! Keep going!

The last week for me wasn't exactly full of movement, but I ate well and I feel OK. Now, I just have to jump back on the ol' exercycle.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on August 13, 2011, 05:56:46 PM
I really should lose a stone but every time I read this thread, I go and eat cake  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 13, 2011, 06:03:02 PM
I'm to blame for everything.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 13, 2011, 06:19:26 PM
Everytime you exercise, you absorb our weightloss powers from us.


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 13, 2011, 06:36:15 PM
I'm to blame for everything.

At last, SpamBot's admitting it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 14, 2011, 02:07:52 AM
J'admit rien.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on August 14, 2011, 09:41:42 PM
I really should lose a stone but every time I read this thread, I go and eat cake  :D

It could be worse.



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 15, 2011, 01:01:16 PM
I think my father tried to poison me over the weekend.  He made a wild mushroom risotto which included Madeira wine and I am convinced the alcohol was not cooked off because I felt strange almost from the first mouthful.  Still not really feeling 100% as a result so drinking a lot of rooibos to try to instantly detox and will sweat it out in the gym later.


Title: Re: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 15, 2011, 08:01:45 PM
Sure it was the Madeira that made you feel funny, and not the Death Cap toadstools he put in?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 15, 2011, 08:09:16 PM
Really enjoyed my session in the gym this evening - flowed through it.  Had my iPod Shuffle for the first time, so I thought I would share the soundtrack of my workout :

AC/DC - Back In Black
AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long (and then I found the shuffle button)
Galahad - Empires Never Last
Panic Room - Dark Star
Big Big Train - Fighter Command
Tin Spirits - Broken
Phideaux - Thank You For The Evil
Phideaux - Chupacabras
Tinyfish - Bad Weather Road
Von Hertzen Brothers - Endlessly
Porcupine Tree - Way Out Of Here
Von Hertzen Brothers - Freedom Fighter
Godspeed You ! Black Emperor - The Dead Flag Blues
Phideaux - Formaldehyde
Riverside - Hyperactive
Von Hertzen Brothers - Miracle
Von Hertzen Brothers - Kiss A Wish
Von Hertzen Brothers - I Believe
Von Hertzen Brothers - Voices In Our Heads (and, yes, it was still on shuffle...)
Jump - The Sniper


Title: Re: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 15, 2011, 08:12:31 PM
Sure it was the Madeira that made you feel funny, and not the Death Cap toadstools he put in?

No-one has died.  Yet.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Gareth on August 15, 2011, 08:25:06 PM
Are you sure he didn't make the risotto with magic mushrooms  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 16, 2011, 09:53:44 AM
"Just 15 minutes of exercise a day can boost life expectancy by three years and cut death risk by 14%, research from Taiwan suggests.  Experts in The Lancet say this is the least amount of activity an adult can do to gain any health benefit.  This is about half the quantity currently recommended in the UK.

Meanwhile, work in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests a couch potato lifestyle with six hours of TV a day cuts lifespan by five years.  The UK government recently updated its exercise advice to have a more flexible approach, recommending adults get 150 minutes of activity a week. This could be a couple of 10-minute bouts of activity every day or 30-minute exercise sessions, five times a week, for example.  Experts say this advice still stands, but that a minimum of 15 minutes a day is a good place to start for those who currently do little or no exercise.

The Lancet study, based on a review of more than 400,000 people in Taiwan, showed 15 minutes per day or 90 minutes per week of moderate exercise, such as brisk walking, can add three years to your life. And people who start to do more exercise tend to get a taste for it and up their daily quota, the researchers from the National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan, and China Medical University Hospital found.  More exercise led to further life gains. Every additional 15 minutes of daily exercise further reduced all-cause death rates by 4%.

And research from Australia on health risks linked to TV viewing suggest too much time sat in front of the box can shorten life expectancy, presumably because viewers who watch a lot of telly do little or no exercise.

England's Chief Medical Officer Sally Davies said: "Physical activity offers huge benefits and these studies back what we already know - that doing a little bit of physical activity each day brings health benefits and a sedentary lifestyle carries additional risks." She added: "We hope these studies will help more people realise that there are many ways to get exercise, activities like walking at a good pace or digging the garden over can count too."

Prof Stuart Biddle, an expert in exercise psychology at Loughborough University, said a lot of people in the UK now fall into the category of inactive or sedentary. He said that aiming for 30 minutes of exercise a day on pretty much every day of the week might seem too challenging for some, but starting low and building up could be achievable. "You can get good gains with relatively small amounts of physical activity. More is always better, but less is a good place to start.""


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 16, 2011, 09:55:56 AM
Oh f*** I'm dead now if that's to be believed.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 16, 2011, 10:05:39 AM
Soon I shall be immortal  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on August 16, 2011, 10:22:52 AM
I've *always* been immortal. So far.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on August 16, 2011, 11:13:05 AM
I'm ok - I don't watch telly - said nothing about 6 hours in front of a puter...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on August 16, 2011, 03:46:36 PM
TL:DR


;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 16, 2011, 03:51:28 PM
Careless attention spans cost lives  :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 17, 2011, 10:01:09 AM
Having a very frustrating week and it's only Wednesday morning...going to push it in the gym tonight and hopefully leave it all behind.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 17, 2011, 11:27:14 AM
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/health/sanctimonious-tools-live-longer-201108174205/  :P  ;D ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 17, 2011, 11:40:14 AM
I am now doubly immortal  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 17, 2011, 11:43:53 AM
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/health/sanctimonious-tools-live-longer-201108174205/  :P  ;D ;)
I laughed so hard I spat out a mouthful of my deep-fried bacon and lard sarnie.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 17, 2011, 11:47:45 AM
Have I mentioned I can now do up my watch strap on the 6th notch.  I think when I first started posting in this thread I was at the 3rd notch.

Is anyone going to the pub this evening ?  I'm not  :P


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on August 17, 2011, 11:51:59 AM
Not tonight - last night was pub night.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on August 17, 2011, 11:56:40 AM
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/health/sanctimonious-tools-live-longer-201108174205/  :P  ;D ;)
I laughed so hard I spat out a mouthful of my deep-fried bacon and lard sarnie.

Mmmmmm, lard....


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 17, 2011, 11:59:42 AM
Not tonight - last night was pub night.


It's a lot like not working on the same part of the body with weights on consecutive nights then  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 17, 2011, 07:26:30 PM
Birthday celebrations with food are over. It's time to put another effort in, I think. I think I'll have another go at the 'no sugar, go four miles a day either on foot or by exercycle' approach again.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 17, 2011, 08:02:48 PM
Enjoyed a very good session in the gym this evening - rowing, tabata, weights, swiss ball, bike, and then finished it off with 65 press ups in a minute.  Then collapsed.

Had my iPod Shuffle with me again :

Jump - The Sniper
Gazpacho - Desert Flight
Von Hertzen Brothers - I Believe
Von Herzten Brothers - Disciple Of The Sun
Panic Room - Apocalypstick
Von Hertzen Brothers - Experience
Rush - La Villa Strangiato
Cast - Sandstorm
Tinyfish - Wide Awake At Midnight
Von Hertzen Brothers - Angel's Eyes
Rush - The Analog Kid
Rainbow - Eyes Of The World
Lazuli - En Avant Doute
UFO - Lights Out (live)
Blackfield - Christenings
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (12" mix)
Jethro Tull - Hunting Girl
Crippled Black Phoenix - Fantastic Justice
Porcupine Tree - Sleep Together
Jump - Bethesda
Tinyfish - Bad Weather Road
Deep Purple - Fireball
Neal Morse - The Truth Will Set You Free


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 17, 2011, 08:06:55 PM
No folk there.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 17, 2011, 08:09:51 PM
Tons of it.

Don't make me point it all out.

 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 17, 2011, 08:25:00 PM
Loads of various folk made all that music.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on August 17, 2011, 08:38:21 PM
Enjoyed a very good session in the gym this evening - rowing, tabata, weights, swiss ball, bike, and then finished it off with 65 press ups in a minute.  Then collapsed.

Had my iPod Shuffle with me again :

Jump - The Sniper
Gazpacho - Desert Flight
Von Hertzen Brothers - I Believe
Von Herzten Brothers - Disciple Of The Sun
Panic Room - Apocalypstick
Von Hertzen Brothers - Experience
Rush - La Villa Strangiato
Cast - Sandstorm
Tinyfish - Wide Awake At Midnight
Von Hertzen Brothers - Angel's Eyes
Rush - The Analog Kid
Rainbow - Eyes Of The World
Lazuli - En Avant Doute
UFO - Lights Out (live)
Blackfield - Christenings
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (12" mix)
Jethro Tull - Hunting Girl
Crippled Black Phoenix - Fantastic Justice
Porcupine Tree - Sleep Together
Jump - Bethesda
Tinyfish - Bad Weather Road
Deep Purple - Fireball
Neal Morse - The Truth Will Set You Free

Glad to see you worked out to the greatest 9 mins of music ever committed to tape.

And some Cast too. In case there were any doubts in anyone's mind. 

Actually, that's some workout James. Kudos.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 17, 2011, 08:47:58 PM
I am enjoying the gym more with my music than with the tv, so I am sure it will also be pushing me on.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 17, 2011, 10:22:08 PM
I'm sure I've seen the results of a number of studies that show that upbeat and fast paced music help people to keep energetic while exercising.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 17, 2011, 10:35:18 PM
Yeah, but what about Prog  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on August 17, 2011, 10:49:58 PM
Just remember not to include too much Yes.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 17, 2011, 10:58:20 PM
Yes.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 17, 2011, 11:13:04 PM
That's one Yes too many.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 17, 2011, 11:26:47 PM
Yes.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 18, 2011, 12:23:06 AM
Many too many.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 18, 2011, 06:36:01 PM
A reduced session this evening, not least because I actually felt fatigue...been waiting for that, and clearly a third gym session in the week is pushing it right now.  So it was rowing, tabata, swiss ball sit ups, Xtrainer (and I must do more of that because I was a waterfall of sweat by the end of it) and now a bath...

My soundtrack was :

Panic Room - Dark Star
Von Hertzen Brothers - Kiss A Wish
Von Hertzen Brothers - In The End
Phideaux - Thank You For The Evil
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Frost* - Milliontown
Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses
Magnum - On A Storyteller's Night
Von Hertzen Brothers - Voices In Our Heads


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 18, 2011, 08:48:44 PM
You're quite the folk fan, aren't you?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 18, 2011, 08:50:26 PM
You're all horrible. All of you.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 18, 2011, 08:51:17 PM
I've made sure to include a lot of folk in my Shuffle mix.  In fact this one is labelled '5 of your folk a day'.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 18, 2011, 08:52:17 PM
I did a lot of walking today. I wandered all over Hull city centre, then did the usual four mile route when I got back to Hedon. I need to get back into moving every day.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on August 18, 2011, 09:00:28 PM
Back on the wagon this week after a month or so off... Already done a gym session and a game of squash.

And managed not to eat back the calories I burned, either!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on August 19, 2011, 02:28:21 AM
I sat on the beach and swam a little bit.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 19, 2011, 07:07:16 AM
I sat on the beach and swam a little bit.
Simultaneously?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 19, 2011, 07:59:06 AM
Maybe it was raining.  A lot.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on August 19, 2011, 08:41:36 AM
Speaking of Jethro Tull...

http://www.burningshed.com/newsletters/newsletter_18-08-2011.html


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 19, 2011, 08:45:09 AM
Oh, I'll be buying both of those  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 19, 2011, 09:24:01 AM
Jesus, how many more times can they recycle one album? Almost as bad as Tubular Bells for different versions...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on August 19, 2011, 10:12:31 AM
Yeah but Steven Wilson's doing it this time.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 19, 2011, 10:14:20 AM
I'm sad, as I would love to get the 5.1, but really can't afford the giant box set of Aqualung alongside the Pink Floyd and U2 box sets.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on August 19, 2011, 11:20:07 AM
I'm sad, as I would love to get the 5.1, but really can't afford the giant box set of Aqualung alongside the Pink Floyd and U2 box sets.

I think the solution to that is obvious


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 19, 2011, 11:21:07 AM
I'm sort of tempted by the 2-CD set, as I'm sure the mix will be good, and it'll give me an excuse to play some of that very non-folky record on TEP.

Of more interest on the Burning Shed site are the new White Willow album in October, and the re-release of Pete Sinfield's solo album, Still.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on August 19, 2011, 11:37:15 AM
Burning Shed are a great babel. They have lots of artists on their books whom I love to bits.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 19, 2011, 11:41:03 AM
Interesting that White Willow have gone there...I'll be interested to see what they come up with after the long break.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on August 19, 2011, 11:47:58 AM
Burning Shed are a great babel. They have lots of artists on their books whom I love to bits.

Based in Norwich, you know. Have I ever told anyone that before ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 19, 2011, 11:49:38 AM
Did it used to be a turkey shed then?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 19, 2011, 11:57:07 AM
Did the locals burn it down because they thought it contained magic ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on August 19, 2011, 01:32:21 PM
There is no denying the magic element at Burning Shed.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 19, 2011, 01:33:34 PM
I deny the magic element at Burning Shed.

That was easy.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 19, 2011, 01:37:39 PM
Burn the 5-fingered mutant !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on August 19, 2011, 02:54:40 PM
Did it used to be a turkey shed then?

No it didn't used to be f*****g turkey shed !!  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on August 19, 2011, 03:16:48 PM
I sat on the beach and swam a little bit.
Simultaneously?

I have talent.

and no, it wasn't raining.

;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on August 19, 2011, 03:17:23 PM
Burning Shed are a great babel.

sounds more like a tower than a turkey shed.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 20, 2011, 02:12:38 PM
Had my training session this morning instead of yesterday evening, and further progress has been made as I have dropped to 18.7% body fat.

Bench pressed 55 this week - up another 5 - and then worked on the swiss ball to build the core.  Hurt in a very enjoyable way.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 24, 2011, 08:32:11 PM
I am about half a litre of water behind where I should be today, and the trip to Edinburgh knocked me out of kilter for those couple of days.  I had got into a nice routine and now I need to find that rhythm again.

Did my sit ups this morning, plus plank and press ups, so I'll do the same this evening and then get up early, hope for a sunny morning, and do my tabata in the garden first thing.  That should get it all back on track.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on August 24, 2011, 09:28:45 PM
have you started running then?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 24, 2011, 09:36:10 PM
Not for a while.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 24, 2011, 09:37:24 PM
I ran away from a menacing brother earlier. Part of me now hurts.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 24, 2011, 09:38:13 PM
Did you not run fast enough then ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 24, 2011, 09:38:57 PM
I was built for comfort, not for speed.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 26, 2011, 09:23:35 PM
I haven't been able to get along to the gym this week because I am working from home while looking after the children, and the weather has got in the way of me taking any runs or doing my tabata, so thank goodness I have been sticking to the prescribed diet.

The body fat stayed the same at 18.7%, which tells me the eating and the sit ups keeps me at this level, and that if I want to keep improving I need the rest of the exercise.  And it has been frustrating this week not being able to do the exercise.  It is in my system now.

So, onwards and upwards into the next 7 days, and I have signed up for another 10 weeks with my personal trainer.  Let's see where that takes me...other than into the Peruvian altitude !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 27, 2011, 10:03:40 AM
Right, the next 10 weeks starts here.

600 sit ups, 1 minute of plank, 1 minute of press ups.  Had a banana for breakfast and an apple and some seeds since.  Drinking lots of water.

(http://www.bangingtunes.com/Img/User/Posts/timclewz_eric_cartman_beefcake.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 27, 2011, 11:41:11 AM
And for lunch I am having a salad I put together - king prawns, spinach leaves, baby leaves, tomatoes (from the greenhouse), spring onions (from the garden), green grapes, and some feta cheese.  For my pudding I am going to have a peach.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 27, 2011, 07:47:49 PM
I have just done about 4.36 miles on the exercycle followed by 30 push-ups and 40 sit-ups (or stranded fish flaps, more like). I am now going to drink lots of water and listen to EIMA.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 27, 2011, 07:59:30 PM
Excellent stuff, Mouse - I'm just off for a run and will then join you in the EIMA chat...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 27, 2011, 08:01:20 PM
Now all I need to do is do that twice a day for a year and eat no food to achieve my ideal size...  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 27, 2011, 08:41:09 PM
No, you need to eat to keep it all ticking over  ;D

It is over a month since I last went for a run, which just goes to show how fitness can be improved without having to go jogging - I just did my usual course and totally took it apart !  Took minutes off my previous time, but more to the point defeated The Hill.  Running up it all the way through the road part and then the path was like a stroll in the park.  A massive leap since last time, and for me a huge achievement.

Now I need to come up with a new course.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on August 27, 2011, 09:49:41 PM
Go Mouse! (and James)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 27, 2011, 09:51:06 PM
I'm not going anywhere  :P


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 27, 2011, 11:15:08 PM
Neither am I. Should I be?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 27, 2011, 11:16:47 PM
Nellie told you to go...it's a brave man who does not follow such orders...I'm still watching the Merch Desk...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 27, 2011, 11:24:46 PM
Where will I go...? What'll I do...?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 27, 2011, 11:36:06 PM
Go somewhere where her patrols will not find you.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 28, 2011, 01:33:19 AM
Well, that's better than saying that frankly, you don't give a damn.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 28, 2011, 07:02:50 AM
I said it in the knowledge that her patrols go everywhere...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 28, 2011, 07:48:06 AM
Had a banana first thing, then 600 sit ups, 1 minute of plank, and will try my new run later.  If the weather stays good I will also try for a tabata in the garden this evening.


Title: Re: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 28, 2011, 09:25:17 AM
As I now have a nasty case of Bop-it Elbow, my exercise regime consists of taking it easy for the next couple of days.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 28, 2011, 09:45:29 AM
Sunburn is an offence in the British Army as it is seen as deliberate self-inflicted burning. Yours is no excuse.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 28, 2011, 11:08:47 AM
I like that song.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 28, 2011, 12:34:22 PM
I did wonder about boundaries and hoped I was not getting too close to the edge with that one


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 28, 2011, 12:46:25 PM
So, people get hidden Yes references but not hidden Gone With The Wind references...  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 28, 2011, 12:58:49 PM
Gone With The Wind is a friend of John Mitchell with its own special way - nuff said


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 28, 2011, 01:29:23 PM
Shut up, Hitler!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 28, 2011, 03:43:11 PM
And I progress...

Took the children for a Come And Try session at the local climbing wall yesterday and saw they run an adult climbing course.  So from 6 September for 4 weeks my Tuesday evenings will be spent climbing up the wall for an hour and a half.  After spending my day in the office pretty much doing the same thing.  At the moment there is no-one else booked onto the course, which would be nice.

I also bought a couple of books on Tai Chi today, to see if I can teach myself before heading off to Peru.  Feels like it would be a good thing to do each morning while on the trek.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 28, 2011, 05:35:26 PM
I will also be doing a practice walk (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=184600941613040) in September...and it would be great if you could help me with that.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 29, 2011, 02:09:40 PM
I am Attending that.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 29, 2011, 02:34:29 PM
Yay ! Thank you  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 30, 2011, 09:55:57 AM
I have found a Tai Chi class I can take in Northampton on Monday evenings.  It is only £4 for an hour.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 30, 2011, 10:44:48 AM
Shut up, Hitler!

But is he still in the cupboard?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on August 30, 2011, 01:27:46 PM
Shut up, Hitler!
But is he still in the cupboard?
Perception filter, psychic paper, the other last-ever-ever Time Lord(s) will be along in a minute, sonic screwdriver (sorry, noisy green torch) just fixes it, big plot reset button (and or "I woke up and it was ALL a dream..."), the last regeneration-ever-ever-ever-oh-go-on-then-just-one-more, "If she opens her eyes, she'll die......ok, if she opens her eyes again she die......right, this time... "

...take your pick. Finding it hard to stay impressed....still amusing but it stopped being clever a little while ago.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on August 30, 2011, 01:39:53 PM
For me it was the killer robots to enforce security aboard your ship to make sure you NEVER EVER lose your pass EVER EVER again.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 31, 2011, 01:50:44 AM
My Mum pointed out that they were the Numbskulls.  :D

(http://static.flickr.com/122/312025594_46d630f733_o.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on August 31, 2011, 01:54:02 AM
...the last regeneration-ever-ever-ever-oh-go-on-then-just-one-more...

We don't have to worry about that until No. Thirteen, apparently. But then again, that was one idea from one writer of a story in the 1970s...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 31, 2011, 10:02:55 PM
The Salvation Army dropped a bag for unwanted clothes through the door at just the right time - thank goodness I kept some I had grown out of years ago...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on August 31, 2011, 11:24:28 PM
Aren't you currently growing back into them? :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on August 31, 2011, 11:27:43 PM
It's the only thing that's keeping me clothed  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 01, 2011, 03:12:26 AM
I did just over 25 minutes and about five n' a half miles on the exercycle this evening. I rather enjoyed it. I tend to actually enjoy it when I listen to music, as I can focus on 'proper' listening.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 01, 2011, 06:19:42 AM
I need to get myself some of my own equipment for when I cannot make it to a gym.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on September 01, 2011, 06:25:07 AM
ok - scales - what did a week of yummy fried breakfasts do....


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 01, 2011, 06:28:01 AM
If you lost weight you're going to put this thread back by years  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on September 01, 2011, 06:29:01 AM
oh dear  ;D  put on 3 lbs


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 01, 2011, 06:29:59 AM
Yay !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 01, 2011, 07:32:21 AM
I'm currently recovering from a week in Devon, a Fishtank curry, and a long weekend in Wales. My scales are currently saying "No coach parties, please".


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 01, 2011, 07:46:16 AM
It's when they say "Danger ! Wide Load." that you have to worry.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on September 01, 2011, 09:56:23 AM
Actually you're fine until they start using scientific notation.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 01, 2011, 10:06:36 AM
Well, I still weigh less than 100 millitonnes (that's below 0.1 tonnes) so things could be worse.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on September 01, 2011, 11:04:57 AM
I need to get myself some of my own equipment for when I cannot make it to a gym.

I have my own equipment.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 01, 2011, 11:14:27 AM
Catherinesque...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 02, 2011, 08:52:36 PM
Given that I've largely done sod all this week but eat curry, I am pleased to have stayed the same.  The past two weeks have been a bit like a holiday, even though work has been a constant, and being with the kids has meant no gym and my eating and drinking has not been as regimented.  But I have kept the sit ups going and have come out of it the same as I went in.

And next week has me doing Tai Chi on Monday, climbing on Tuesday, and the gym on Thursday.  I will be trying to get a hike in this weekend as well.  So I expect to be back making progress by next Friday (which will actually be on Saturday, as I will be in York on Friday evening).


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 02, 2011, 10:06:34 PM
Catherinesque...

Yes, Jamesque...?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on September 02, 2011, 10:07:45 PM
51


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 02, 2011, 10:13:19 PM
rog is just working out all over


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on September 02, 2011, 10:15:44 PM
49


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 02, 2011, 10:24:56 PM
We should have a treasure hunt to find rog's posts in order...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on September 02, 2011, 10:57:30 PM
at least the last 45.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 02, 2011, 11:06:16 PM
Many reps.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on September 02, 2011, 11:07:21 PM
at least 43.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 02, 2011, 11:18:22 PM
Keep pushing...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on September 02, 2011, 11:28:24 PM
I don't think I have it in me.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on September 02, 2011, 11:28:33 PM
tonight.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 02, 2011, 11:49:57 PM
Reminds me of a Genesis song...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 03, 2011, 03:49:00 PM
Or, indeed, a Smashing Pumpkins song.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 03, 2011, 03:50:46 PM
I have just got Family Trainer Treasure Hunt for the Wii and have done more running on the spot today than in many a week.

Hopefully I will do some more tomorrow and may come close to calories out=calories in for the day.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on September 03, 2011, 04:07:07 PM
I've been out in the garden energetically smashing up hardcore with a sledgehammer ready for a future bout of concreting. Not quite sure how much energy it consumes, but it is satisfying.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on September 03, 2011, 05:00:38 PM
Mrs Wilf's lemon curd sponge cake didn't do a lot for the fitness cause, but it was bloody nice.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on September 03, 2011, 05:04:57 PM
Mrs Wilf's cake is legendary around here.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 03, 2011, 07:58:45 PM
Yvette's cake is never anything less than fab. She swears that the best ones are those that are thrown together in a hurry, but they're all good, in fact.

It was nice to have lunch in the garden today.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 03, 2011, 11:43:24 PM
I went for an evening walk. A little shorter than the usual four miles as it was dark and I had to get back so as not to miss much of EIMA, but it was very nice. I really must keep doing it every day or whenever I can. Pure Reason Revolution made good music to walk to, by the way.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on September 03, 2011, 11:47:52 PM
I like PRR.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 03, 2011, 11:50:44 PM
Cats go prr.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on September 03, 2011, 11:54:17 PM
tell me about it!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 03, 2011, 11:55:21 PM
What would you like to know?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on September 03, 2011, 11:56:15 PM
do you know any Greek?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 04, 2011, 12:02:26 AM
I think a useful, universally understood phrase may be "help, our economy's buggered".


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on September 04, 2011, 12:07:04 AM
that's a cheerful topic.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 04, 2011, 12:10:17 AM
Keeping it real and current.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on September 04, 2011, 12:14:49 AM
electrifying!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 04, 2011, 12:15:51 AM
Keeping it fried and burnt.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on September 04, 2011, 12:17:39 AM
that's current for you!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 04, 2011, 12:19:12 AM
Mmm, currant...

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/images/food_16x9_608/recipes/hotcrossbuns_397_16x9.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on September 04, 2011, 08:04:00 AM
Good at any time of year.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on September 04, 2011, 12:26:53 PM
Mmm, currant...

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/images/food_16x9_608/recipes/hotcrossbuns_397_16x9.jpg)


My favourite boxing day food..... hmmmm


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 04, 2011, 12:29:38 PM
I like turkey for Easter.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 04, 2011, 12:48:42 PM
And sprouts.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on September 04, 2011, 03:40:29 PM
I like turkey for Easter.

Is Cook back ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 04, 2011, 04:10:38 PM
I'm giving it a go myself...which is why it won't be ready for Christmas.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 04, 2011, 04:26:18 PM
You might as well start preparing for it now.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 04, 2011, 04:27:16 PM
There's no gigs to go to today.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on September 04, 2011, 04:45:37 PM
I'm giving it a go myself...which is why it won't be ready for Christmas.

Oh super. Mummy will be pleased.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 04, 2011, 05:55:04 PM
Not if she has to eat any of it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on September 04, 2011, 06:15:41 PM
Just been for a 900-calorie workout at the gym...

So far today I've eaten 837 calories.

I can have plenty for dinner then!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 04, 2011, 06:17:40 PM
I have no clue how many calories I get rid of on these walks of mine (if any at all), but I enjoy them and it gets me out of the house. Off I go!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 04, 2011, 06:20:53 PM
I may go for a run later - just out to a jam session, and will see how I feel when I get back.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on September 05, 2011, 05:44:09 AM
bizarrely lost my holiday weight gain already - I am beginning to wonder if the scales are accurate


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on September 05, 2011, 11:52:24 AM
Sure they're fine - and enjoy the moment.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 05, 2011, 09:24:01 PM
16 people in the Tai Chi class and only a couple of them looked like nutters.  And one of them turned out to be one of the instructors.

Actually, it was fascinating, and I suspect will be great for mobility and working lots of hidden muscles.  And it will help in many other ways anyway as it deals with the flow of energy around the body.

This evening was just an introduction, so I hit the gym afterwards as well.  I suspect in future weeks that will not be possible.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on September 05, 2011, 09:28:42 PM
my family tree contact has advised RHB is very steep (though maybe that is more to do with genealogists tending to be old?), so along with freezing in my tent I am expecting to get a workout too - I have a couple of months to pysche myself up for it


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 05, 2011, 09:37:03 PM
What's RHB ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on September 05, 2011, 09:47:52 PM
Robins Hood Bay in Yorkshire my family http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~stormrhb/index.htm


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on September 05, 2011, 10:03:46 PM
that looks cool!  have fun!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 06, 2011, 08:00:58 AM
16 people in the Tai Chi class and only a couple of them looked like nutters.  And one of them turned out to be one of the instructors.

...and the other one was you?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on September 06, 2011, 08:04:22 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 06, 2011, 08:16:37 AM
Naturally.  I am a Prog fan.  I am always one of the nutters in the room.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 06, 2011, 03:06:26 PM
This evening I shall mostly be climbing a wall.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on September 06, 2011, 03:58:54 PM
Bloody wall climbers. Oh wait, will you be dancing on the ceiling afterwards?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 06, 2011, 04:06:53 PM
I suspect only if I lose balance and they forget I  am up there...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 06, 2011, 08:30:17 PM
WOW !!! That was awesome.

My arms hurt.

That was the best fun !

I am exhausted.

Can't wait for next week...might have to do some more at the weekend  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: TheRealMrBadger on September 06, 2011, 09:06:43 PM
You've got no friends, have you James? That's it, isn't it?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 06, 2011, 09:10:46 PM
You're not wrong there.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 07, 2011, 01:56:58 PM
I did another four-five-whatever distance walk yesterday. Put quite a pace on it, too, so I made it to my friend's house in a slightly faster time than previous attempts (only by about fifteen or twenty minutes, mind). Might do it again tomorrow.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 07, 2011, 02:02:07 PM
"Only" ? Knocking that amount of time off is brilliant - well done !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 07, 2011, 06:49:00 PM
Just some rowing, tabata, swiss ball and the xtrainer this evening - blew away some cobwebs from not being in the gym for a couple of weeks !  Stepped on the scales and appear to have lost a pound - down to 14 stone 4 pounds now.

Phideaux - Love Theme From Number Seven
Magnum - On A Storyteller's Night
Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet
Credo - Ghosts Of Yesterday
Manning - The House On The Hill
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses
Phideaux - MicroSoftDeathStar


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 07, 2011, 07:16:21 PM
Good to see lots of folk and folk metal there.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 07, 2011, 07:38:45 PM
That's a selection from my Folk Mix For The Gym


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: TheRealMrBadger on September 07, 2011, 08:07:51 PM
If you started catching your own food you wouldn't need to go to the gym. Idiot.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 07, 2011, 08:44:37 PM
The apples don't run that fast.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 07, 2011, 09:48:28 PM
They go at quite a speed if the apple tree is at the top of a hill.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 07, 2011, 09:52:21 PM
That'll be why I'm running up that hill.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 07, 2011, 09:54:55 PM
Is there a house on the hill?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 07, 2011, 09:57:58 PM
I did about 3.4 miles this evening (the part of the walk that would extend that to 4 miles was in darkness, and I ain't walking down there, even if there is a pavement), so when I got back, I did about 2 miles on the exercycle. I even had a go at a very short jog. A wee bit achey now, and my stomach was aching a tad.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 08, 2011, 06:30:28 PM
Just used the machines in the gym this evening - rowing, cycling, some step-climber type thing (which I must use more often).

Phideaux - MicroSoftdeathstar
Phideaux - Microdeath Softstar
Saxon - Princess Of The Night (another lady train)
Cast - Sandstorm
The Waterboys - Don't Bang The Drum
Rush - La Villa Strangiato
Porcupine Tree - Even Less (full blowout version, natch)
Pendragon - Indigo


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 08, 2011, 07:39:40 PM
Plenty of not-folk there.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 08, 2011, 10:33:10 PM
Yes, it was from before when The Waterboys became Irish folk.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 09, 2011, 06:34:05 AM
Now, that's actually true.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 09, 2011, 08:56:20 AM
So this morning I thought I would see how many press ups I could now do in a minute and got to 70.  Previously I had got to 65.  The difference was that I could have carried on beyond the minute, whereas before I just collapsed.

Beefcake, innit.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 09, 2011, 09:14:17 AM
Meat Loaf, more like.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 09, 2011, 09:15:37 AM
He won't be gone when the morning comes...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 09, 2011, 09:19:35 AM
I couldn't have said it better.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 09, 2011, 09:40:38 AM
Two out of three ain't bad.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on September 09, 2011, 08:07:37 PM
Did a 12 mile off road ride tonight on the tow=paths of the Wendover Arm and Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal  8)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on September 09, 2011, 08:24:44 PM
It went well I trust sir?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 10, 2011, 06:39:13 AM
And not so off-road that it became very wet...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 10, 2011, 01:11:08 PM
Just finished my session with the personal trainer, doing variations on chest presses mainly, and getting ready to take a short hike...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 10, 2011, 07:17:11 PM
The hike should have been 5.7 miles but some of the landmarks in the directions have changed since the guide was written, so I reckon I ended up walking 7 miles, in 2 hours 15 minutes.  The new boots, socks, trousers, boxers, baselayer and waterproof stood up very well to everything.  I am not so sure I did, because all I can do is sit back right now.

I had better recover quickly, because I have a 10.8 mile walk to do tomorrow.

I enjoyed a good playlist :

Tinyfish - I'm Not Crashing
AC/DC - Back In Black
Panic Room - Dark Star
Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize
Godspeed You ! Black Emperor - East Hastings
Neal Morse - The Truth Will Set You Free
Big Big Train - Fighter Command (and I was able to put my arms out and be a Spitfire...  ;D )
Manning - Lost In Play
Crippled Black Phoenix - Fantastic Justice
Tin Spirits - Broken
OSI - Be The Hero
Porcupine Tree - Even Less (the full version, natch)
Tinyfish - Nine Months On Fire (I love that bit of the walk)
Phideaux - Microdeath Softstar
Riverside - Hybrid Times
Phideaux - Thank You For The Evil
Lazuli - En Avant Doute
Eddie Vedder - Hard Sun (and what a great one to finish on)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on September 10, 2011, 08:46:54 PM
It went well I trust sir?

I had a lovely cycle thanks Simon. The twopaths were surprisingly dry considering the rain we've had.

You may have seen on Facebook that I've managed to break a spoke on the wheel of my road bike, so I will be using the off-roader until the cycle workshop have fixed the wheel.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 10, 2011, 08:50:42 PM
I saw that photo and am glad you have an alternative.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 10, 2011, 11:36:52 PM
I had to abort my evening walk due to sudden torrential rain. I still did a bit of distance, but the rain was ridiculous for walking.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 11, 2011, 09:19:35 AM
According to the Wii fit I am back in the ideal BMI range, albeit at the very top of the range.

Not quite sure how it happened, but my Wii fit age was 25.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on September 11, 2011, 11:22:28 AM
Replacement Wii required.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 11, 2011, 11:25:23 AM
The new boots, socks, trousers, boxers, baselayer and waterproof stood up very well to everything.

 :o

(http://smccsboxers.yolasite.com/resources/boxers.jpg)

or

(http://www.sportstips.co/images/boxing_g_mayweatherts_576.jpg)

??


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 11, 2011, 12:12:29 PM
Don't make me get short with you.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 11, 2011, 05:17:34 PM
11 mile hike in 3 hours and 30 minutes.  Only got one wood wrong...and the locals at The Crown in Little Missenden were able to point me in the right direction as I passed them for the third time  :D

Here's the tracklist :

IQ - Ryker Skies
Galahad - Empires Never Last
Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses (just perfect for walking through fields)
Von Hertzen Brothers - I Believe
Phideaux - Snowtorch Part 1
Cast - Sandstorm (none of them today)
Tin Spirits - Broken
AC/DC - Back In Black
Rainbow - Eyes Of The World
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love (the opening line is not needed if you are actually in the woods at the time)
Jump - Bethesda
Blackfield - Blackfield (no, it wasn't black)
Riverside - Hybrid Times
Phideaux - Tempest of Mutiny
Blackfield - Christenings
AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
Panic Room - Apocalypstick
Godspeed You ! Black Emperor - Providence
Riverside - Hyperactive
Credo - Ghosts Of Yesterday
AC/DC - Highway To Hell
Porcupine Tree - Russia On Ice (live) (no, they weren't there with me; I don't mean that)
Manning - House On The Hill
Porcupine Tree - Way Out Of Here
Lazuli - En Avant Doute
Godspeed You ! Black Emperor - East Hastings
Pallas - Sanctuary
Crippled Black Phoenix - Fantastic Justice
UFO - Doctor Doctor (live) (ditto above)
Phideaux - Waiting For The Axe To Fall


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 11, 2011, 05:18:11 PM
That's next week's TEP sorted, then.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 11, 2011, 05:19:54 PM
 ;D

I've had a thought about a TEP special while I was out...I'll drop you a line about it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: clairew on September 11, 2011, 06:04:40 PM
We were looking at your charity walk to see if we could come and support you - but you seem to walk to Ivinghoe Beacon, turn round and go back again?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 11, 2011, 10:25:39 PM
I believe I start at Princes Risborough and walk to Wendover, via Whiteleaf Cross and Coombe Hill, then walk to Tring, and from there to Ivinghoe Beacon.  There is then transport to take me back to Princes Risborough.

I plan to start the walk at the earliest possible time (around 0930) because I have to be leaving Wendover by 1330 to be allowed to complete the 18 miles.  Having said that, based on this weekend I should be leaving Wendover before 1130...because I am aiming to keep to a 20 minute mile pace.

I'll keep a look out for you in case you can make it along  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on September 12, 2011, 04:30:43 AM
That sounds like the Ridgeway Path.  So it should be really well signposted.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 12, 2011, 06:17:47 AM
There should be many marshalls to make sure I do not walk through the wrong woods.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on September 12, 2011, 09:01:28 AM
That sounds like the Ridgeway Path.  So it should be really well signposted.

Having cycled the whole of The Ridgeway I hate to report that this section is the worst signed of the whole path. It gets very confusing from Whiteleaf Cross onwards.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 12, 2011, 09:05:26 AM
Oops...and I am very good at getting lost  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on September 12, 2011, 10:48:42 AM
I believe I start at Princes Risborough and walk to Wendover, via Whiteleaf Cross and Coombe Hill, then walk to Tring, and from there to Ivinghoe Beacon.  There is then transport to take me back to Princes Risborough.

I plan to start the walk at the earliest possible time (around 0930) because I have to be leaving Wendover by 1330 to be allowed to complete the 18 miles.  Having said that, based on this weekend I should be leaving Wendover before 1130...because I am aiming to keep to a 20 minute mile pace.

I'll keep a look out for you in case you can make it along  :)

Do you know where you start in Risboro' ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 12, 2011, 10:53:07 AM
Parking and registration is at Princes Risborough School.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on September 12, 2011, 10:53:18 AM
Recommend you buy OS Explorer Map number 181. It covers all that area. That's the one I carry with me on the bike.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 12, 2011, 09:36:55 PM
Tai Chi was very interesting tonight - the warm up absolutley killed my back...which just shows me what the walks over the weekend did to me.  Progressed into a few more movements, and then they ran through how the little we have learnt so far can still be used in a martial way - some of it is really like party tricks  ;D

Got back to the hotel and went to the gym.  This hotel is nearer to the Tai Chi location and has different weights machines, so I will be staying here on Mondays and at the other place Wednesdays and maybe Thursdays, to get some variety.  Tonight I was able to work on my legs, and do shoulder and chest presses.

The tracklist :

Von Hertzen Brothers - Disciple Of The Sun
Jump - The Sniper
Von Hertzen Brothers - Angel's Eyes
Tinyfish - Motorville
Pendragon - Indigo
Panic Room - Dark Star
Rainbow - All Night Long
Phideaux - Snowtorch Part 1
UFO - Rock Bottom (live)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 13, 2011, 09:54:38 PM
Climbing was fun tonight - a couple joined my group and we learnt how to tie a figure of 8 knot, and also how to belay.

Going across the traverse wall was a lot easier this week, and I got to the top of the big wall, before the instructor had us climb half way up and fall off - we were on a rope, and it was not scary at all.  Also gives that bit of confidence to be able to fall while going for it.

Came away with some rope so I can practice my knots  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on September 14, 2011, 06:01:02 AM
have you never done climbing before?  :o  that paragraph made me miss cadets  :'(  So apart from a figure of 8 which is the worlds easiest knot, what other knots are you learning? 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 14, 2011, 06:06:48 AM
I had never been on a climbing wall before last week.  And thinking about it we never did any actual climbing when I did the army stuff, just walking up hills/mountains, and abseiling off things.  I did knots when I was in cubs/scouts.

The figure of 8 was the only real knot from last night  :D

I am loving it - I am sure I will be doing a lot more climbing now.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on September 14, 2011, 06:14:48 AM
Getting the cubs to tie knots was one of the most unrewarding & pointless activities that we attempted.  Generally they couldn't be bothered.  And who could blame them?

There was only one that they ALL mastered which I showed them - the highwayman's hitch which is used to tie a rope to a stick.  The interesting thing about this is you end up the hitch in the middle of the rope, and you could pull one end (of the rope) and the hitch would hold, but pull the other and it would undo releasing the rope.  This was why the cubs loved it of course.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on September 14, 2011, 07:45:32 AM
I did knots when I was in cubs/scouts.
Marine division?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on September 14, 2011, 07:51:58 AM
I did knots when I was in cubs/scouts.
Marine division?

That was me. I hated being in the sea scouts, but then they despaired of having me there, so it all evened out.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 14, 2011, 08:22:56 AM
It's hard enough to tie knots with dry ropes...

I'd much rather eat a lamb shank than tie a sheepshank.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on September 14, 2011, 09:18:57 AM
It was my favourite thing to teach cadets, much better than how to polish boots and clean caps.  Actually my best thing was drill.  I love shouting at kids.  (Aside from teaching canoeing and making fires but that you couldn't do on a weekly basis in a school hall.)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 14, 2011, 09:55:14 AM
Did you teach them to set fire to furniture warehouses ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on September 14, 2011, 10:09:35 AM
It was my favourite thing to teach cadets, much better than how to polish boots and clean caps.  Actually my best thing was drill.  I love shouting at kids.  (Aside from teaching canoeing and making fires but that you couldn't do on a weekly basis in a school hall.)

Which cadets do/did you teach? My son goes to Air Cadets and loves it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on September 14, 2011, 12:15:03 PM
Nautical Training Corps from the age of 10 to 35.  Sort of like Sea Cadets but less military and without the funding.  Sort of like Sea Scouts but better.

Did you teach them to set fire to furniture warehouses ?

 ;D 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on September 14, 2011, 12:58:37 PM
Anything is better than the Sea Scouts.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 14, 2011, 01:03:14 PM
The Sea Devils ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 14, 2011, 01:40:23 PM
(http://images.wikia.com/tardis/images/1/1a/Mo_se01.jpg)

Damn Silurians.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 14, 2011, 01:52:18 PM
I always found them to be the most scary of the Doctor's adversaries.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 14, 2011, 02:27:36 PM
Really

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lk54zrHMQB1qdy8co.gif)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Nellie on September 14, 2011, 02:29:47 PM
I might have to moderate that. I'm hiding behind the sofa now!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 14, 2011, 02:31:16 PM
BBC 70s Wardrobe Department ftw


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 14, 2011, 02:32:15 PM
Mind you - Doctor Who has nothing on Dragon's Den

(http://www.smarta.com/umbraco/ImageGen.ashx?image=/media/2630504/hilaryd.jpg&width=435)

EEEEEEEEEK!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 14, 2011, 02:51:46 PM
With all her money you would have thought she could afford a mirror.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 14, 2011, 02:59:58 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGH! BURN IT, SEND IT TO HELL!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 14, 2011, 03:27:03 PM
It grieves me that women are judged so much on their appearance and the way they dress. I mean, the men on Dragons' Den are hardly major eye candy, but it's the womens' appearance that comes in for the most criticism.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 14, 2011, 03:37:21 PM
I would make the same comment about the men where they merit it.

She is particularly bad, though.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on September 14, 2011, 03:41:32 PM
Her head appears not to be on straight.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on September 14, 2011, 03:43:45 PM
 :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on September 14, 2011, 04:00:35 PM
It grieves me that women are judged so much on their appearance and the way they dress. I mean, the men on Dragons' Den are hardly major eye candy, but it's the womens' appearance that comes in for the most criticism.

TBH, both the men and the women have that look in their eye that says "I would grind you up for dogfood if I thought there was a profit in it". That aspect I find more repulsive than any detail of their physical appearance.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 14, 2011, 04:03:31 PM
I really hope they are putting on that look.  Because if I worked for them I would just laugh if it was for real.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 14, 2011, 04:17:04 PM
Mr. Badger would like to do Dragon's Den. He has a business proposition that is eerily similar to that described by Robert.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 14, 2011, 07:02:02 PM
What, make their heads go at funny angles?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on September 14, 2011, 07:11:55 PM
I got two certificates through the post today.  Normally I don't bother with this sort of stuff - and I have no idea what I'm going to do with them.  But I now have certifiactes to say that I completed the North Downs Way and the Saxon Shore Way.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on September 14, 2011, 07:39:17 PM
how do they know?  do you take part in organised walks?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on September 14, 2011, 07:53:58 PM
If you want one -> http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/countryside_and_coast/walking/explore_kent_challenge.aspx (http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/countryside_and_coast/walking/explore_kent_challenge.aspx)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 14, 2011, 08:34:59 PM
That is excellent, Rob, and thanks for the link because I think I will be trying at least some of those.

I was late away from the office this evening so had a reduced time in the gym.  I decided the best use of the time was on the Xtrainer and the stairclimber, so my legs got a good workout.  The stairclimber is particularly nasty.

UFO - Rock Bottom (live)
Porcupine Tree - Way Out Of Here
Riverside - 02 Panic Room
Phideaux - MicrosoftDeathstar
Phideaux - MicrodeathSoftstar
Blackfield - Christenings
Tin Spirits - Broken

Not convinced my iPod Shuffle is shuffling very much.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on September 15, 2011, 01:49:29 AM
that is cool - I will play


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 15, 2011, 10:32:59 AM
It grieves me that women are judged so much on their appearance and the way they dress. I mean, the men on Dragons' Den are hardly major eye candy, but it's the womens' appearance that comes in for the most criticism.

She just looks WEIRD. And those superhuman shoulderpads that make her look like a wardrobe with a head. Even in the picture I posted she's got Joker make-up on.

No-one is suggesting that people all have to be homogenous, but really, does she not own a mirror?

It's not what she starts with, which is not her fault, but what she does with it that is strange and slightly frightening.

Evan Davis looks weird too - but frankly, none of the others do particularly - even Deborah Meaden has softened her "face like a bulldog licking piss off a thistle" look in the last couple of series.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 15, 2011, 10:57:33 AM
Does the presenter still look slightly to the side of the camera he's addressing? He's another weird one.

I hate Dragon's Den.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 15, 2011, 07:46:18 PM
Needed that.

Around 2 hours in the gym - Xtrainer, tabata circuit, hill climber, weights and then more hill climber.  Feel like I am back in the zone now, and was managing more reps in the tabata and higher weights.

This evening's tracklist :

Tinyfish - Rainland
Cast - Sandstorm
Blackfield - Blackfield
Porcupine Tree - Even Less
Riverside - Hyperactive
UFO - Doctor Doctor (live)
OSI - Terminal
UFO - Rock Bottom (live)
Phideaux - MicrodeathSoftstar
Phideaux - Snowtorch Part 2
Galahad - Empires Never Last
Von Hertzen Brothers - Endlessly
Riverside - Hybrid Times
Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize
Saxon - Princess Of The Night

I think my iPod Shuffle will need a refresh after the Chiltern 3 Peaks hike.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 16, 2011, 02:17:29 PM
I have my personal training session tonight - I am missing the Solstice gig to go to it.  I have been 'stuck' on the 18.5% body fat reading for the last 3 sessions and I want to keep a track on that.  I spent two of the weeks looking after Stephen and Caitlin, so there was no opportunity to go to the gym, so I am seeing that as an excuse.  The following week was getting back into things, so after this week there is no excuse...we shall see.  I definitely feel fitter and stronger and believe I have lost more from around my waist, so hopefully that will have a positive effect on the body fat reading.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on September 16, 2011, 07:20:02 PM
I haven't stopped eating this week.  I took it upon myself to try some of the cafes down my road at lunchtime - 2 days of cooked breakfasts and today singapore noodles, yesterday I thought the buffet coming round was starters but actually I ate 3 dinners and they were all very nice.  Macaroni cheese, the nicest I have ever tasted in my life, a beef stew n mash thing which was also scrum and then fish n chips.  Luckily I don't like choux pastry so was saved from the profiteroles.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 16, 2011, 09:19:49 PM
Well, my body fat dropped by 0.3%, which I am happy enough with.  The chest presses felt easier tonight, even though I am carrying a niggle in each shoulder.  She has given me 5 variations on the plank to do every other day - tried them during the session and I will have come on a long way once I master them...which is what I want, a challenge to keep me interested.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 16, 2011, 10:04:08 PM
... I definitely feel fitter and stronger and believe I have lost more from around my waist...

Sounds like you're after more squeezing, SpamBot.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 16, 2011, 10:09:04 PM
There's less to squeeze and more to squeeze.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 16, 2011, 10:14:30 PM
 :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 17, 2011, 12:31:28 AM
I feel a bit thinner. I don't think I look it, but I feel lighter. Maybe it was those mushrooms I had for dinner... Speaking of food, I'm definitely eating less. I'm not really eating out of boredom, or stress, or miserable misery anymore; I'm just eating at the usual meals and not much either side. I think the walking's helping, too. Not only do I enjoy them, they do get me moving and all the systems working, and I think I'm starting to finally feel a little benefit from them.

I think I've finally decided that getting all fit and muscle-bulging is not an ultimate goal for me. I'd like to be a bit thinner, but I think that's now taking a bit of a natural route, which is fine with me. I'm feeling better about it all, anyway.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 17, 2011, 05:19:08 AM
You looked thinner when I saw you, and looked better for it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 18, 2011, 06:28:31 AM
Stretching will be necessary this morning...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on September 18, 2011, 06:59:03 AM
Go Spambot! :)

Don't forget the blister treatments!



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 18, 2011, 07:05:45 AM
They were the very first thing to go in the bag  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on September 18, 2011, 07:07:55 AM
They were the very first thing to go in the bag  :D

 ;)hope its a large handbag!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 18, 2011, 08:16:15 AM
25 litres and I have another litre hanging off it.

And so it begins...with Providence by Godspeed You ! Black Emperor. Could not have picked it better myself.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 18, 2011, 09:00:54 AM
50 minutes in and I passed The Plough at Cadsden about 20 minutes ago, having driven past it about 30 minutes before that.

Tinyfish are driving me on with Motorville - it's time to get some real walk done.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 18, 2011, 09:08:12 AM
Are you nearly there yet?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 18, 2011, 09:51:48 AM
Just scaled Coombe Hill after an hour and a half


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 18, 2011, 01:48:09 PM
Seems like I missed the fact I had done the first peak...got to the top of Ivinghoe Beacon after 5 hours 33 minutes, so I am  happy with that.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on September 18, 2011, 01:54:54 PM
Well done James. 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on September 18, 2011, 02:11:17 PM
Congratulations James. Seems lile a very good time for a lengthy country hike.
I hope you avoided the rainstorms we've been having.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 18, 2011, 02:23:23 PM
Thank you, and it stayed dry throughout. My feet don't like me so much right now and my back is very definitely angry.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 19, 2011, 08:02:50 PM
Spending all day at my desk was not the best follow up to yesterday's walk so I headed to the gym this evening (as I did not have the time to get to Tai Chi and do everything else I need to do this evening).

Started with rowing, then the 6 different types of plank she has now given me (two of which I can just about manage 20 seconds on...so I now have a target of managing a minute before I go away), Xtrainer, weights, and finished it off with 20 minutes on the hill climber, which was a lot more fun than it had ever been before.

Really do need to change my iPod Shuffle selection now...

Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
Phideaux - Waiting For The Axe To Fall
Phideaux - Microdeath Softstar
Manning - The House On The Hill
Phideaux - Formaldehyde
Rainbow - All Night Long
Porcupine Tree - Even Less
Pallas - Sanctuary
Crippled Black Phoenix - Fantastic Justice
Von Hertzen Brothers - Bring Out The Sun


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 19, 2011, 11:00:07 PM
... 6 different types of plank she has now given me...

Oak, mahogany, maple, birch, cedar, and sapient pearwood?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on September 20, 2011, 12:16:38 AM
... 6 different types of plank she has now given me...

Oak, mahogany, maple, birch, cedar, and sapient pearwood?

The last one was probably weeping willlow...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on September 20, 2011, 06:11:10 AM
I just thought that it referred to sort of punishment.   :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 20, 2011, 06:20:37 AM
Rob is right.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on September 20, 2011, 05:16:05 PM
Well done James for the 3 Peaks. I did the 3 Peaks of Yorks 5 times in my teens. It's a great walk.

I'm happy today - on the way home tonight did a new PB on my road bike.

3.8 miles in 11 minutes = an average speed of 20.73MPH  8)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 20, 2011, 10:51:00 PM
Nutter !!!  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 21, 2011, 08:11:20 AM
Pot, kettle...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 21, 2011, 09:38:04 AM
As if...

Climbing was much harder last night...we all thought he had progressed us a bit quickly  :D  The girl in the group was belaying me when I went up the big wall, and when I came off to come down I lifted her off the ground because she had not kept the rope tight...which meant I fell a bit further than anticipated...which was fun  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 21, 2011, 10:23:32 AM
As if...

Climbing was much harder last night...we all thought he had progressed us a bit quickly  :D  The girl in the group was belaying me when I went up the big wall, and when I came off to come down I lifted her off the ground because she had not kept the rope tight...which meant I fell a bit further than anticipated...which was fun  ;D

... he wrote from the hospital, with two broken legs...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 21, 2011, 10:44:08 AM
Only one broken tyre this morning...my car is clearly hardcore because the tyre shredded.  Nice way to break up the M1 journey  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 21, 2011, 10:17:57 PM
Saw my personal trainer this evening as I will be in Yorkshire on Friday, and we simulated altitude by using a respirator while I was on the Xtrainer.  It was a strange feeling, like there was not enough air to be breathed, and talking only got in the way of breathing.  I really had to suck in the air, and do that in a long inwards breath to get enough.  I may have been dizzy at the end, but was not sure (so almost certainly was).  It is almost 2 hours since I finished and I still feel a little light headed.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 22, 2011, 08:27:19 AM
Yes, there's lots of altitude in Yorkshire...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 22, 2011, 08:33:00 AM
More altitude than the Chilterns...and most who live there believe they are above all others.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 22, 2011, 08:46:37 AM
Believe? Know for a fact! I'm very proud of my Yorkshire heritage.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 22, 2011, 09:04:02 AM
And already there is unfeasible attitude altitude.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on September 22, 2011, 11:10:37 AM
As long as there's altitude at the PR gig tomorrow night.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 22, 2011, 01:30:40 PM
Red altitude gives you wings.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on September 22, 2011, 04:06:08 PM
Be very careful! Not only am I a Yorkshireman, by your own admission, I am a nutter!!!!   :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 22, 2011, 04:17:30 PM
Well, you are a Yorkshireman...so that comes naturally  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 23, 2011, 08:27:41 AM
Bought one of these yesterday
(http://s2.outdoorsmagic.com/uploads/images/productimage/8188.jpg)

Should keep me fine in Yorkshire.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 23, 2011, 08:30:59 AM
And one of these (they did not have two in stock, but the other is on order for me)
(https://www.safariquip.co.uk/download/pictures/Leki/leki_sherpaxl.jpg)

It is not a weapon.  It is supposed to take a third of your body weight from putting pressure on to your knees.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 23, 2011, 08:42:53 AM
Wouldn't this be better?
(http://sports.rightpundits.com/wp-content/photos/Helium_Balloons_2.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 23, 2011, 08:44:56 AM
I think I would need at least this many to get to the altitude I have planned
(http://28.media.tumblr.com/zkfIIODV5nppss2gET0BUssZo1_400.jpg)

(and none of the people)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on September 23, 2011, 11:11:58 AM
And one of these (they did not have two in stock, but the other is on order for me)
(https://www.safariquip.co.uk/download/pictures/Leki/leki_sherpaxl.jpg)

It is not a weapon.  It is supposed to take a third of your body weight from putting pressure on to your knees.
You could tie this to a hamster...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 23, 2011, 11:39:02 AM
How about one of these?

(http://www.morphsuits.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/389x389/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/r/e/redmorph.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on September 23, 2011, 11:48:54 AM
I'm trying (and failing) to think of any situation where wearing that might be appropriate.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 23, 2011, 11:56:20 AM
A colleague's boyfriend is going on a stag do in Biarritz this weekend and they are all wearing them...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 23, 2011, 12:56:04 PM
(http://www.morphsuits.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/389x389/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/r/e/redmorph.jpg)

It's the Big Red Tw*t!

Sorry, couldn't resist...  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 23, 2011, 01:01:22 PM
I'm not getting one of those...though my baselayers are red.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 23, 2011, 01:07:00 PM
The Big Red Boxers
The Big Red Vest
The Big Red Long-Johns
The Big Red Liberty Bodice
The Big Red Socks
The Big Red Combinations


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 23, 2011, 01:21:55 PM
The Big Red Berghaus, mainly.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on September 23, 2011, 02:35:23 PM
A colleague's boyfriend is going on a stag do in Biarritz this weekend and they are all wearing them...

I presume so they can lay waste to the town without fear of arrest.

You may find this a laugh.

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/jasons-stuff-morphsuits (http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/jasons-stuff-morphsuits)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 24, 2011, 12:24:38 AM
...calling Spandex Ballet...  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 24, 2011, 04:38:48 AM
Time to get this show on the road (with no morphsuits)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on September 24, 2011, 08:03:30 AM
Enjoy the trek James.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 24, 2011, 01:37:23 PM
It's a beautiful day for it, too. Have a nice walk, James.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 24, 2011, 09:18:43 PM
A beautiful day ? It was windy, raining and cold lol. That could not have been more different to last week - this was a hard slog, managing the 25 miles in 11 hours and 45 minutes of constant walking. The first peak was hard and was followed by a trek through marshland, which drained the energy (oh the irony). The second peak was a killer and my left knee started hurting. I thought the third peak was the easiest of the three, but the walk off the hill and back to the start point was harder than anything I did last week. Feeling exhausted now and very satisfied. I did it within the allowed time so am now in the 3 Peaks Club, with badges to show for it. I will sleep well tonight and see if my clothing dries out overnight.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: hoboslobo on September 24, 2011, 09:22:10 PM
Well done James!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 24, 2011, 09:28:07 PM
Thank you - I wish my left knee would share that sentiment lol


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on September 24, 2011, 11:03:16 PM
Indeed, congratulations James.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 24, 2011, 11:31:22 PM
I fell asleep and woke up again. Hmm need to monitor this left knee...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 24, 2011, 11:55:08 PM
Well done, mate! A shame about the weather. It was lovely here all day...  :P


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 24, 2011, 11:55:32 PM
I love my Zero Highs low cal electrolyte sports drink capsules.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on September 25, 2011, 07:02:55 AM
Thank you - I wish my left knee would share that sentiment lol

Give it its own badge that'll cheer it up  :D

......well it works on the kids everytime ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 25, 2011, 07:10:07 AM
The good news is I can stand up. I need to stretch. I doubt I could walk any distance at all today, so I will be getting a knee support. My clothing is still wet. I can stand unaided, though, so that is some kind of victory lol


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on September 25, 2011, 07:10:39 AM
Badgers to show for it, eh?
Hope the knee behaves.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on September 25, 2011, 08:05:06 AM
Well done James.
No gym today then?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 25, 2011, 08:26:42 AM
I am not staying anywhere with a gym or it would be a good place to loosen up.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: hoboslobo on September 25, 2011, 08:44:36 AM
I am throwing out most of my clothes as they are too big ...

I now need to buy new clothes.

If only the prog princess t-shirt came in my size ...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 25, 2011, 09:12:52 AM
That is excellent, Bo !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on September 25, 2011, 11:32:03 AM
grats, James!! my left knee gives me trouble when I over work it (which isn't often...) but I'll wear a cheap pull-on compression brace and that usually helps.

and grats, Bo!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 25, 2011, 11:58:59 AM
I don't think anything on my holiday will work me as hard as yesterday, but I will be taking a knee support just in case.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on September 25, 2011, 12:11:49 PM
I managed to knacker my knees by continuing to play 5-a-side football while piling on extra weight in my early 30s.
Sounds daft...but then I was. 45 minutes a week of careering around a sports hall like a broken windmill attempting to bend it like beckham and twist-and-turn like that cheating Argentinian did nothing to offset the "three shredded wheat? Cobblers, I can eat 12...and a kebab" lunacy that filled the other 23.25/7 of my foolish-but-fun existence.
I'm paying for it now of course and a variety of knee supports haunt the laundry basket and airing cupboard while I'm at gigs thinking "I know what I've forgotten...".
Current faves are some cheap ones from Chav Land aka Soccer Sports. With velcro fasteners above and below the knee I can adjust the strapping tension to suit...if I have them with me.
Daughter has patella straps that just go immediately below the knee cap. I think this might actually be all I really need.
So maybe I should try leaving some of those behind next time and see if that improves things...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 25, 2011, 12:51:38 PM
I did it within the allowed time so am now in the 3 Peaks Club, with badgers to show for it...

(http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/sy/sylvanian-families-badger-family.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 25, 2011, 12:56:26 PM
I think Caitlin has those badgers  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on September 25, 2011, 01:59:31 PM
I did it within the allowed time so am now in the 3 Peaks Club, with badgers to show for it.
Sorry, is this club some kind of vehicle that requires badgers to chauffeur it?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 25, 2011, 02:18:12 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_W90V87w3sr8/TSC9_auThzI/AAAAAAAAAkc/Uc8Eh1tXkuE/s1600/badger.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 27, 2011, 08:17:45 PM
Successfully finished my climbing course this evening and now need to seriously work on my upper body strength so that I can do some of the stuff they showed us  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 27, 2011, 10:01:23 PM
This sort of thing?

(http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s2008/ahrens_just/Sumatran%20Orangutan%201.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 27, 2011, 10:53:44 PM
Yes, of course.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 27, 2011, 11:04:57 PM
(http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s2008/ahrens_just/Sumatran%20Orangutan%201.jpg)

I might look like that when I'm 90.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 28, 2011, 08:16:10 AM
I didn't think you were that supple now!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on September 28, 2011, 08:54:33 AM
I didn't think you were that supple now!

No, somebody's just hung him out on a line, he didn't get there himself.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 28, 2011, 09:08:21 AM
Hung him out as a warning to others...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 28, 2011, 03:24:32 PM
They removed the stepladder for the photo.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 28, 2011, 03:33:36 PM
Where did they remove it from ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 28, 2011, 03:36:57 PM
Your face.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 28, 2011, 03:45:40 PM
 ;D

Don't let the opposition know they are getting to you  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on September 28, 2011, 03:46:55 PM
Oh, I am all in favour of crushing dust with a sledgehammer with certain replies.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 28, 2011, 03:47:54 PM
Fortunately PG is not as keen on litigation as RF.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on September 28, 2011, 07:30:43 PM
Must have lost lots today

28' in central London and enforced 11 mile hike due to signal failure at Victoria

I love it when London underground contribute to my exercise programme



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 28, 2011, 07:57:25 PM
Ah, I was reading today that "signal failure" is shorthand for "some toe-rags have stolen our cabling for the scrap value of the copper it contains..."


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on September 29, 2011, 08:59:28 AM
So what are "leaves on the line" and "cow on the line" shorthand for?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Purrdey on September 29, 2011, 10:40:47 AM
Haha Stacy Doller said some woman asked him why they leave the cabling out for people to steal and why don't they just go to Wickes and get more!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 29, 2011, 10:41:58 AM
I know, it's so thoughtless. If only they tidied it away properly at night, there wouldn't be the problem.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on September 29, 2011, 10:52:16 AM
Must have lost lots today

28' in central London and enforced 11 mile hike due to signal failure at Victoria

I love it when London underground contribute to my exercise programme



You walked 11 miles ?  :o :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dena on September 29, 2011, 12:59:58 PM
Must have lost lots today

28' in central London and enforced 11 mile hike due to signal failure at Victoria

I love it when London underground contribute to my exercise programme



You walked 11 miles ?  :o :o

That's nothing.  The Proclaimers walked 500 miles...  :P


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 29, 2011, 01:19:21 PM
Are they going to stop after doing that ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on September 29, 2011, 01:33:17 PM
(http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s2008/ahrens_just/Sumatran%20Orangutan%201.jpg)

I might look like that when I'm 90.
;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on September 30, 2011, 04:15:33 PM
I've not said much of positive substance (so what's new...) in here since Yorkshire, mainly because I have been too knackered to have done anything !  So today I was working from home and decided to get back in the saddle.  But not on a horse.  Or on a saddle, actually.  I did my situps this morning, some of my 6 planks (and will do the rest later), and then set off to do the 6 mile local walk again.  I managed the first part without error, but still cannot find the "obvious path" through Rodger's Wood, and in trying to find it this time put myself even more off course than last time.  The walk was in the sun, so I got to wear my sunglasses for the first time since I started this whole malarcky, and that adds an interesting feeling - can't help thinking they might be a pain with the sweat if it is hot in Peru.  Took along my full daysack to get used to carrying it, and 3 litres of water.  My left knee ached a little, but nothing I could not cope with, and it was a good way to spend 2 hours today.

It will be the last time for my current iPod Shuffle playlist.  I will Summer's End it for next weekend, and then I have an idea after that for something new...  So today's music while walking was :

Porcupine Tree - Way Out Of Here
Crippled Black Phoenix - Of A Lifetime
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
Von Hertzen Brothers - Voices In Our Heads
OSI - Be The Hero
Von Hertzen Brothers - Bring Out The Sun (And Scare Off All The Students)
Tin Spirits - ...And Go
Phideaux - Snowtorch Part 1
Eddie Vedder - Hard Sun (loving walking to this one)
Von Hertzen Brothers - Gloria
Von Hertzen Brothers - Kiss A Wish (shuffle is working then)
Phideaux - Love Theme From Number Seven
Jethro Tull - Heavy Horse (started as I emerged from my quest through Rodger's Wood into the rolling fields...nice)
Von Hertzen Brothers - The Willing Victim
Porcupine Tree - Sleep Together
Godspeed You ! Black Emperor - Providence


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on September 30, 2011, 09:06:30 PM
> Rodger's Wood.

O.o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on October 01, 2011, 12:42:03 AM
Lots of notable folk music in that playlist.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 01, 2011, 07:28:51 AM
Sod off, Mouse ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on October 01, 2011, 12:51:24 PM
It's too easy.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 01, 2011, 04:21:36 PM
I've not said much of positive substance (so what's new...)...

Word.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 01, 2011, 05:51:07 PM
Datz hip.

Saw my trainer today as I was not around yesterday - sit ups in the sun...nice, but also not nice lol


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on October 01, 2011, 11:41:10 PM
Lots of notable folk music in that playlist.
What difference does having a table make?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on October 02, 2011, 12:48:55 AM
You don't have to eat your food off of the floor.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 02, 2011, 02:44:05 AM
What food ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on October 02, 2011, 06:05:27 AM
Food?....are we talking about knife and folk music? I guess A table would help if the music's E-table....


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 02, 2011, 06:53:33 PM
Following on from passing my climbing induction on Tuesday, I took Stephen and Caitlin along to The Climb this afternoon.  We started off on the lower bits without harnesses or ropes, and then Caitlin decided she wanted to go up one of the higher walls.  So one harness and helmet for her, and one harness and a belay device and carabina for me later, she was climbing to at least 12 feet and I am not sure who was most scared/excited out of the two of us  :D

No-one died.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on October 02, 2011, 06:55:01 PM
How old is she James?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 02, 2011, 06:57:16 PM
She is 6.  Her and Stephen have that natural climbing ability we all had as children.  They just need to lose the idea that they are scared of heights  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: clairew on October 02, 2011, 07:01:28 PM
Our school has a climbing wall in the dining hall which was very popular when we got it, but the novelty seems to have worn off.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on October 02, 2011, 07:02:25 PM
Scared of heights came later - at age 6 I just didn't care.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 02, 2011, 07:09:15 PM
Stephen is 10 and likes being scared of things.  Caitlin tends to copy when she feels like it.  A fear of heights suits her, a fear of snakes does not.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on October 02, 2011, 07:20:39 PM
At Cub Camp, we went...  canoeing, climbing, crawling through burried pipes, pedal carts, grass tobogganing....  Great fun for the children.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 02, 2011, 07:25:44 PM
I'd do all of that in an instant right now, expect for the burried pipes.  Never been keen on that.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on October 02, 2011, 08:25:30 PM
Pipe crawling is great for the children because they're little.  Adults tend to get stuck like Pooh Bear.

If children are outdoors inclined and there is a good Cub Pack, it's worth being involved.  I got to do and see some really good things helping - tours around the police station & fire station, canoeing on the Thames (that's REALLY good), tour around the national grid control centre...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 02, 2011, 08:34:42 PM
Stephen is in Cubs - they did a trip around town rating the chip shops  ::) :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: clairew on October 02, 2011, 08:41:16 PM
We did the chip shop challenge at Brownies a few months ago - it was my night to help , possibly for the last time (if I'm lucky), as I may have been a bit teacher-ish.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 02, 2011, 09:13:16 PM
Can you explain the purpose behind the chip shop challenge to me then ?  Because Stephen couldn't  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on October 02, 2011, 09:20:01 PM
our chinese take away boasts the cub certificate for best chips in Mottingham


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 02, 2011, 09:31:33 PM
Getting away from chips...

One of the guys I did the Yorkshire 3 Peaks with is doing the High Peak Trail Winter Challenge Hike for the British Heart Foundation on Sunday 20 November.  It is a 17 mile hike in Matlock, Derbyshire...the day after Magenta at The Peel.  So that's me saying yes to it then  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on October 03, 2011, 08:43:18 AM
I did the 3 Peaks of Great Britain, now that is a real challenge both physically and mentally. Maybe you're ready for that James?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 03, 2011, 08:44:56 AM
Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon? Blimey!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 03, 2011, 09:13:12 AM
I will be doing the National 3 Peaks at some point in 2012.  Although I understand you have to provide your own minibus...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 03, 2011, 09:17:20 AM
Could be an opportunity for a Fishtank outing.

We get a minibus, drive SpamBot up to Ben Nevis, put a bit of Kendal Mint Cake in his pocket, then tell him to run up and down the hill as quickly as possible, while we listen to some prog, drink a bit of whisky, cook ourselves something nice to eat, and save him a bit for when he gets back down from the hill.

Then we drive him to Scafell Pike, and repeat the above, then on to Snowdon.

Simples!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on October 03, 2011, 09:17:45 AM
You have to do all three within 24 hours. The only sleep you can get is on the road, so you need a driver. We flew up to Glasgow and were met by our driver there. They had travelled up over two days so they were fresh.

We started at Ben Nevis at mid summer, making the most of the northern daylight (1800-2230). Travelled overnight to Scafell, started climbing that at 0530 and got to Snowdon about 1400 ish.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 03, 2011, 09:33:00 AM
Catherine hs kindly offered to drive, so that is one thing sorted  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on October 03, 2011, 09:54:03 AM
You have to do it on, or one week either side of the summer solstice to stand any chance of completing it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 03, 2011, 09:56:53 AM
I know the guy from work will be up for it so I will have a discussion with him and get it all arranged.  We might be able to get a big red lorry to take us from one point to another.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 03, 2011, 09:58:52 AM
(http://www.freefoto.com/images/21/25/21_25_2---Parcel-Force-Truck_web.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 03, 2011, 10:17:57 AM
Not that lot  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 03, 2011, 10:19:37 AM
This lot...
(http://www.hsssearch.co.uk/images/1253699162_2795.jpeg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 03, 2011, 10:31:32 AM
I don't like your chances of getting one of those up the little twisty roads to Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon! Also, I don't have a HGV licence.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 03, 2011, 10:35:30 AM
Don't panic !

(http://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/images/c002.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on October 03, 2011, 11:55:24 AM
Sorry to put a damper on your plans, but speed is essential and you won't be able to do it at 'HGV' speeds. 1 traffic jam, even ina  car and you're stuffed. It really is that tight!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 03, 2011, 11:58:47 AM
What traffic jam ?
(http://i.planepictures.net/68/49/1192665422_TN.jpg)

 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 03, 2011, 12:15:13 PM
How about wearing a birdman suit and jumping off once you've got to the top?

That'd cut down the descent time a bit.

(http://www.theskichannel.com/image/sport/Wingsuit.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 03, 2011, 12:19:54 PM
They appear to have lost their mountain.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: benb on October 03, 2011, 01:47:40 PM
I played in a charity football match on saturday & suffering for it today


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on October 03, 2011, 01:53:50 PM
I cycled the 3.7 miles to work this morning in 12 mins 30 secs.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 03, 2011, 01:55:33 PM
Charity football matches are terrible things for that, Ben - keep stretching !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 03, 2011, 01:57:34 PM
(http://www.nightmare-mansion.com/sitebuilder/images/stretching_rack_1-556x368.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 03, 2011, 01:58:34 PM
There's always someone who gets forgotten.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on October 03, 2011, 02:25:03 PM
I cycled the 3.7 miles to work this morning in 12 mins 30 secs.  ;D
Did you have rocket shoes?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on October 03, 2011, 02:26:24 PM
(http://www.nightmare-mansion.com/sitebuilder/images/stretching_rack_1-556x368.jpg)

Kate Moss is looking a bit pasty, isn't she?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on October 03, 2011, 02:38:17 PM
I cycled the 3.7 miles to work this morning in 12 mins 30 secs.  ;D
Did you have rocket shoes?

It's quite slow really, but it is uphill most of the way. It averages out at just under 18mph.

I'm going for a quick 8 mile route home with a good hill climb and a 40 mph + downhill included.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Purrdey on October 03, 2011, 03:35:01 PM
Ohh that sounds fun Catherine! I did Ben Nevis ( years ago) for charity, easy up, gruelling down - ooh my knees ><


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on October 03, 2011, 08:45:30 PM
You have to do all three within 24 hours. The only sleep you can get is on the road, so you need a driver. We flew up to Glasgow and were met by our driver there. They had travelled up over two days so they were fresh.

We started at Ben Nevis at mid summer, making the most of the northern daylight (1800-2230). Travelled overnight to Scafell, started climbing that at 0530 and got to Snowdon about 1400 ish.

We need a tour manager for this kind of insider info.....


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on October 03, 2011, 10:17:46 PM
Surprisingly the worst of the three peaks is Scafell Pike. It's a horrible hill with a steep scree climb and loose sharp rock around the summit. You can easily twist an ankle or worse up there.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 03, 2011, 10:20:01 PM
I wouldn't want to think about Spambot twisting his worse.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 03, 2011, 10:33:28 PM
Sounds like my kinda holiday...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 04, 2011, 04:12:04 PM
I am now in Hyde...so do I go to the gym, or do I hang around posting 137 times in here...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on October 04, 2011, 06:10:40 PM
I cycled on my off roader today. 12 miles in total.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 04, 2011, 06:42:16 PM
12 mad miles, I'll bet  :o

WOW it's a massive gym at this hotel - I used the xtrainer, the rowing machine, and then a whole range of weight machines, and built up a good sweat.  Will definitely go again in the morning as I just found out my meeting is not til 1030am.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 04, 2011, 06:59:16 PM
Oh, my iPod Shuffle setlist suggest Summer's End may be a little neo-Prog

Credo - ...To The Grave
Credo - Staring At The Sun
Invertigo - Special
Arena - Spectre At The Feast
Arena - Moviedrome
Lazuli - Un Ete
Credo - Skintrade
The Tangent - Where Are They Now ?
Lazuli - Naif


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on October 04, 2011, 07:12:12 PM
my favourite cycling tunes are;

Firestarter - The Prodigy
Slash Dot, Dash Dot - Fatboy Slim
Blackout - Scorpions
Working Man - Rush
Overkill - Motorhead

Not surprising I'm always pushing the pace then  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 04, 2011, 07:19:53 PM
I always found I drove faster when I had Highway Star by Deep Purple playing in the car...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on October 04, 2011, 07:21:56 PM
Has anyway suggested this to Jensen Button?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Andy R on October 04, 2011, 07:27:15 PM
You've just got to try Slash Dot, Dash Dot. I realised it's not something you would normally listen to, but it's like having a shot of pure adrenaline as you are working out


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 04, 2011, 07:28:27 PM
I'll give it a go, because the rest of your list is spot on  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 06, 2011, 08:34:39 AM
I had big plans for the gym last night...and ended up having dinner with three colleagues and talking til gone midnight.

Oops.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 07, 2011, 08:02:28 AM
Off for my training session in a bit, after having two vaccination jabs...might be fun  :D  Had yellow fever and a booster for all the usual ones today, so one in each arm.  The yellow fever does not kick in for 7-10 days, so I won't be spreading it through Summer's End  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 07, 2011, 04:45:03 PM
Did more altitude training today wearing the respirator while on the xtrainer - was going really well til I had to speak lol


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 08, 2011, 03:19:21 PM
Did not wake up in time to go for my walk, so did my situps, plank and press ups instead


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 09, 2011, 09:49:13 PM
Slacker.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 09, 2011, 11:30:11 PM
This week will be full on to make up for the weekend...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on October 10, 2011, 11:05:25 AM
you're wearing make up?

pics please!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 10, 2011, 11:50:33 AM
SpamBot "RuPaul" Allen...

(http://www.divamayday.com/img2/rupaul.bmp)

I bet RuPaul does Zumba as well.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 10, 2011, 01:19:35 PM
There's a lot more to squeeze on my arms.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 10, 2011, 01:42:04 PM
I was very restrained with my squeezing at Summer's End.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 10, 2011, 01:44:19 PM
Then how come my arms are bruised...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 10, 2011, 01:49:07 PM
Wasn't me, guv! Blame the nurse.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 10, 2011, 01:56:00 PM
Damn that Paul Menel.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 10, 2011, 06:23:34 PM
I need to get out of the office and into the biscuit recovery place.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 10, 2011, 06:47:48 PM
Are they going to recover the 794 cookies that you consumed?  :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 10, 2011, 07:11:49 PM
They're going to recover me from them...or something.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 10, 2011, 08:37:28 PM
Hmmm only a few biscuits worked off...more sit ups later...

The gym was not open for very long so I only managed my tabata (which left me as a human waterfall), xtrainer and hill climber.  Feels very good, though.

And a Summer's End(ish) soundtrack :

Lazuli - Naif
Arena - Bitter Harvest
Dec Burke - The Last Time
Arena - Ghost In The Firewall
Lazuli - Cassiopee
Credo - Insane
Lazuli - Laisse Courir
Magenta - Anger
Lazuli - 15h40
Lazuli - La Valse A Cent Ans
Lazuli - Ouest Terne
Lazuli - L'Impasse
Lazuli - Merci
Lazuli - Film D'Aurore

Nice shuffle at the end there...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on October 10, 2011, 08:58:12 PM
James - did you notice the climbing the other side of the field from the appartment?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 10, 2011, 09:13:37 PM
No !  Oh, next year I am going back prepared, and am going to get some more sleep...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 12, 2011, 11:57:16 AM
Right, I am off to collect my car after its service...which is about a 12 mile walk  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 12, 2011, 12:24:50 PM
Postpone that walk...might do another one instead, though.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 12, 2011, 04:30:59 PM
11 miles in 3 hours 15 minutes, but now I have a problem as I agreed to take my weekly session with my trainer this evening (which means walking there and back as I have no car) and a crisis has come up at work...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 12, 2011, 09:21:19 PM
That was a seriously stupid idea.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on October 12, 2011, 10:11:47 PM
Oh dear.  :(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 12, 2011, 10:14:49 PM
Today I have managed to walk 11 miles in 3 hours 15 minutes, then 5 miles in 1 hour 30 minutes, then had a training session which was either lifting weights or lifting my own weight for an hour, and then walked another 3 miles in an hour.

My feet hurt and I am exhausted.

And around and within all that I was trying to fix some idiot's problem.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on October 12, 2011, 10:18:33 PM
The idiot should be made to do your total walking time as punishment.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 12, 2011, 10:44:42 PM
The idiot is about to repeat the thing which caused this problem...I'm going to head him off at the pass...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on October 12, 2011, 10:51:48 PM
I read that as 'I'm going to off his head at the pass'. A little extreme, but I suppose he won't be making the same mistake again.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 12, 2011, 10:53:36 PM
That's not as extreme as what I have in mind...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 13, 2011, 12:05:32 AM
11 miles in 3 hours 15 minutes, but now I have a problem as I agreed to take my weekly session with my trainer this evening (which means walking there and back as I have no car) and a crisis has come up at work...

Still on my Summer's End setlist...

Lazuli - Film D'Aurore
The Tangent - The Minds Eye
Arena - Enemy Without
Lazuli - Cassiopee
InVertigo - Special
Credo - From The Cradle To The Grave
Lazuli - Naif
Dec Burke - The Last Time
Magenta - I'm Alive
Arena - Spectre At The Feast
Magenta - Moving On
Lazuli - Festin Ultime
Arena - Waiting For The Flood
Credo - The Letter
Credo - Staring At The Sun
Lazuli - Mal De Chien
Lazuli - L'impasse
Credo - Ghosts Of Yesteryear
Lazuli - L'Arbre
Lazuli - Laisse Courir
Magenta - This Life
Lazuli - 15h40
Darwin's Radio - Breathe It In
The Tangent - Perdu Dans Paris
Lazuli - Naif 2
Lazuli - Ouest Terne
Lazuli - Quand La Bise Fut Venue
Arena - The State Of Grace
Darwin's Radio - The Illusion Is Freedom
Credo - Insane
Lazuli - Nos Voix Se Melagent
Arena - The Visitor


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 13, 2011, 12:21:33 AM
And then the walk to my training session :

Arena - In The Flash Of An Eye
Magenta - Anger
Lazuli - Le Repas De L'Ogre
Arena - Pins And Needles
Lazuli - Les Malveillants
Magenta - Demons
InVertigo - The Night
Arena - Bitter Harvest
Lazuli - Un Printemps
Dec Burke - Winter To Summer
InVertigo - Night On Broadway
Dec Burke - Signs Of Life
The Tangent - Paroxetine 20mg
Lazuli - Un Ete
The Tangent - GPS Culture/The Music That Died Alone
Dec Burke - Destroy All Monsters


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 13, 2011, 12:25:55 AM
And finally the walk to drop a book off to my ex, and thankfully she gave me a lift home  ;D

Lazuli - L'Azur
Credo - Conspiracy
The Tangent - In Darkest Dreams
Arena - Ghost In The Firewall
Darwin's Radio - Age Of Broken Reason
Credo - Skintrade
Dec Burke - Small Hours


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on October 13, 2011, 05:29:29 AM
...and thankfully she gave me a lift home
I bet you were glad not to have to listen to any more of that stuff


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 13, 2011, 06:57:37 AM
The shuffle doesn't really shuffle.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 14, 2011, 04:38:53 PM
I have no idea how far that was - it would have been around 12 miles if I had followed the road route - but it lasted for almost 3 hours and 30 minutes, and I feel good.  At least with the stuff I am doing I can survive on apples and bananas and such like, unlike the arctic expeditions where it seems the key is lard.


Title: Re: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 14, 2011, 05:57:36 PM
Is that Frans Key-lard?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 14, 2011, 10:41:04 PM
 ;D

How strange.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 15, 2011, 09:56:21 AM
My legs feel remarkably good considering the miles I have put them through this week, so I think I may well be ready for my holiday :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on October 16, 2011, 01:18:50 PM
I managed to do my four-ish miles in about an hour last night. I hope to do it again tonight.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on October 18, 2011, 09:28:23 AM
if I write it here - I will have to do it....

I am planning another no smoking attempt to start after my party on Saturday. Not straight away but whenever those cigarettes run out.  So I think quit day is Monday the 24th.



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on October 18, 2011, 09:46:45 AM
if I write it here - I will have to do it....

I am planning another no smoking attempt to start after my party on Saturday. Not straight away but whenever those cigarettes run out.  So I think quit day is Monday the 24th.



Good luck with that! I've never smoked so I can't imagine how hard it must be, but I find it hard enough to stop eating crisps and chocolate, so I can't even imagine...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on October 18, 2011, 12:02:37 PM
if I write it here - I will have to do it....

I am planning another no smoking attempt to start after my party on Saturday. Not straight away but whenever those cigarettes run out.  So I think quit day is Monday the 24th.



Good luck with that! I've never smoked so I can't imagine how hard it must be, but I find it hard enough to stop eating crisps and chocolate, so I can't even imagine...

Yeah, speaking of that, I'm going to try another no sugar trend until... oh, I dunno. Frost*mas? That will start tomorrow. And good luck, Sarah! My Dad managed to stop smoking cigarettes by smoking cigars. When he realised that was completely idiotic, he bought industry sized packs of chewing gum to distract him. It didn't take him long to quit completely and he hasn't touched one for years now.

Had to cut the evening walk short yesterday due to strong winds and very heavy rain. I also had to get some milk from the Co-Op and set off too late to do the whole trip before closing time.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 18, 2011, 05:48:56 PM
Before your party, you say...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on October 18, 2011, 08:56:21 PM
MOST DEFINITELY AFTER


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on October 19, 2011, 10:50:49 AM
I was actually up at a decent time this morning (09:30) and got thirty press-ups and sit-ups in before breakfast. I'm feeling quite good today.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 19, 2011, 05:37:13 PM
I was starting my second meeting of the day at 0930  ::) :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on October 19, 2011, 07:13:17 PM
I was actually up at a decent time this morning (09:30) and got thirty press-ups and sit-ups in before breakfast. I'm feeling quite good today.  :)

I wish my days could start like that -  ??? I must be doing something VERY wrong!
 I'd done an hours work and an hours commute by then !!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on October 19, 2011, 08:01:29 PM
9:30 - 2.5 hours into my work day...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on October 19, 2011, 08:19:56 PM
Yeah, I did go to bed at 04:00 last night.  :P

Took me about an hour to do my evening walk tonight. Nice, crisp and cold out there tonight. Lovely night.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 20, 2011, 01:53:35 PM
My left shoulder has something of a niggle and I am still fighting off this cold.

Great.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on October 20, 2011, 11:34:12 PM
Spent most of the say walking around town, then did the four mile-ish walk this evening. My feet are tired.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: DrBlowThingsUp on October 21, 2011, 03:32:48 PM
I really miss my exercise routine I used to have. I just don't have time for it anymore, I work about 9 hours and then spend about 6 hours a day writing a song, and then about an hour making and eating tea. I only get about 6 hours of sleep then I'm off to work again! I think I'll just have to wait until next year, when I'm working less, until I get back into it. Shame, really :(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 21, 2011, 06:45:42 PM
Work has been getting in the way of my full exercise programme, and my body fat has remained a constant 18.4 for a few weeks now. Saw my trainer this evening, and will be interesting to see what if any difference there is in me when I get back from the week of trekking. Work will also become more manageable at that time, and I intend to push on for some more changes before Christmas.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on October 22, 2011, 09:20:03 PM
James's workout playlists inspired this week's blog:

http://giggingforever.blogspot.com/2011/10/we-can-work-it-out.html


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on October 23, 2011, 12:14:25 AM
Another interesting, amusing read, thanks. :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 23, 2011, 01:21:23 AM
I had posted here once (I think) quite some time ago and, as I had since engaged in a level of wagon-falling-offing not seen since the early American settlers tried to cross the Rockies, I turned a blind eye to the whole thread.

Flash forward to present, after starting a new job just 8 weeks ago, I have so far lost over a stone and am well on my way to reaching goals I wasn't sure were realistic two months ago. It's chiefly been dietary changes so far - smaller meals, limiting sugar and snacks 6 days a week, choosing foods with more fiber and less fat, stopping when I'm full and drinking a lot more water than I ever had before - but now that the weather's becoming bearable, I fully intend to also get out and ride my bike for an hour or so at least a few days a week. I love riding, but it's crazy hot and humid here 9 months out of the year, so it's usually not safe or ideal. And, as if I needed any motivation, my best friend at work is a 22 year old girl who's thin as a rail.  :P

Here's to progress.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 23, 2011, 03:16:23 AM
That sounds great, Gonzo !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on October 23, 2011, 07:49:25 AM
@Gonzo: Good for you, hope your progress continues as you want it too. We should hear Queen's "Bicycle Race" on the show in tribute. :)

@Ash: Similarly good for you. I hope you can find the inner strength to follow through with it. I have no experience in that area so it's harder to empathise and dangerously easy to be annoying. You go girl.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on October 23, 2011, 07:58:34 AM
when you have a mouth that tastes like mine does this morning, you have an incentive


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 23, 2011, 10:33:05 AM
So you're giving up alcohol as well ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on October 23, 2011, 03:59:40 PM
Fewer push ups and sit ups this morning as this cold has sapped a lot out of me (and put a lot of sap in me, I suppose). Hopefully a walk this evening will help out there (after a cold-blasting curry).


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 24, 2011, 10:16:35 PM
Just walking around at altitude is a bit tough.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 25, 2011, 12:03:02 PM
No more bread for me - just the few sandwiches on the various flights left me bloated yesterday.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 25, 2011, 09:43:52 PM
Walking up 3 flights of stairs in the hotel still leaves me out of breath - thank goodness I am not alone in the group for that !  Really does bring home the effect of being at altitude.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on October 27, 2011, 09:49:25 AM
Walking up 3 flights of stairs in the hotel still leaves me out of breath - thank goodness I am not alone in the group for that !  Really does bring home the effect of being at altitude.

Do they not have lifts in Darkest Peru ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on October 27, 2011, 10:35:10 AM
The do have lifts, but being the hardcore trekkers we are, we chose to use the stairs.

Fools.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on October 27, 2011, 12:22:58 PM
starting my "eat less" diet today.  if I can get it together, I'll also add in a few situps and pushups, and maybe even jump a bit of rope. 

oh, and I need to start to cut back on the Mt. Dew...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on October 29, 2011, 10:24:05 AM
Toe touches, press ups and sit ups to get me back into the morning routine after a few days of sloth and indulgence at my friend's house. Banana for breakfast. Mum is cooking stew and dumplings for lunch, but I'm leaving out the dumplings. I will go for a walk earlier this evening so I don't miss any of Gonzo's show tonight.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on October 29, 2011, 01:24:12 PM
I love dumplings.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on October 29, 2011, 02:36:00 PM
My Mum did some new potatoes for me instead, bless her.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on October 29, 2011, 11:33:42 PM
quitting has not actually happened yet - today I have nicked a couple and so I went about 36 hours


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on November 02, 2011, 10:55:35 PM
Isn't this thread quiet now that someone is actually doing some real exercise  ;)

My smoking diary:-

Oct 27th last pack of 20
Oct 28th didn't smoke
Oct 29th didn't smoke til Dodgy interval then had a couple
Oct 30th bought 10
Oct 31st didn't smoke
1st Nov eve bought 10, smoked 2 (the satnav stressed me!)
Today - smoked that 8



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on November 02, 2011, 11:29:20 PM
Oi, I've still been doing my morning exercises and I've been doing my four miles every night. I did more tonight, but it was angry walking.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 02, 2011, 11:38:24 PM
If I had not attained my current level of fitness I would not have made it through yesterday and one bad night could have spoiled everything.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on November 03, 2011, 07:20:03 AM
Have you lost anybody yet?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 04, 2011, 04:13:47 AM
No, and I was easily the nearest to being lost - now they tell me I looked like a zombie that morning and they were just waiting for the moment I collapsed...and now I know I am stronger than that.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 04, 2011, 08:43:17 AM
Photos of Zombie-SpamBot?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 04, 2011, 10:26:36 AM
Oh, yes, they exist.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 04, 2011, 08:04:00 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_lc8e1y0d-yo/TOR_0DgQWiI/AAAAAAAAA-s/6H9qRhYJccw/s1600/zombie1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 08, 2011, 02:08:14 PM
Isn't this thread quiet now that someone is actually doing some real exercise  ;)
I was doing real exercise before going for my walk  ;D

I was too tired to go to the gym last night, though.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 08, 2011, 02:11:04 PM
So we see.

(http://www.crossfit.com/cf-affiliates/ConnSleepingGymPuppy_th.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 08, 2011, 02:17:14 PM
I really am that cute  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 08, 2011, 02:25:36 PM
In dire need of a shave and body waxing, I'd have said.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 08, 2011, 02:32:23 PM
I did return on Sunday in dire need of a shave.  And, yes, there is a photo.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on November 08, 2011, 07:00:02 PM
In dire need of a shave and body waxing, I'd have said.

Really Catherine  :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 11, 2011, 01:52:18 PM
My body clock is still totally messed up.  I went to the gym yesterday and managed some time on the bike and then did some weights, but then felt really tired.  So I finished off on the bike again.

I should be seeing my personal trainer tomorrow, and that will be interesting to see where I am with my measurements.  I feel thinner and more toned...we shall see.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 12, 2011, 02:07:18 PM
Just seen my personal trainer for the first time since going on holiday. When I went away I was 18.4 body fat. Looking in the mirror I thought I looked leaner, and it turns out I am now 17.5 body fat - I should go on holiday more often !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on November 12, 2011, 02:55:41 PM
Just seen my personal trainer for the first time since going on holiday. When I went away I was 18.4 body fat. Looking in the mirror I thought I looked leaner, and it turns out I am now 17.5 body fat - I should go on holiday more often !

Seconded


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on November 12, 2011, 03:06:08 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 12, 2011, 03:29:37 PM
It'll just mean more blogs...and accessing here from my BlackBerry  :P


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 16, 2011, 12:54:22 PM
I think I need a new goal to target...and the obvious one appears to be a triathlon of some sort...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 16, 2011, 01:00:36 PM
I've got a couple of them coming up

Deep Purple - Joy Boyd - The Watch

and

Marillion - Pineapple Thief - Frost*


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 16, 2011, 01:02:32 PM
I must remember to get tickets for The Pineapple Thief.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 16, 2011, 08:34:01 PM
I have decided to sign up with my personal trainer for another 10 weeks, which will take me into 2012.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on November 17, 2011, 10:59:04 AM
I've got a couple of them coming up

Deep Purple - Joy Boyd - The Watch

and

Marillion - Pineapple Thief - Frost*

The Watch, you say? Hmmmm....

Any ideas what they are playing on this tour?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 17, 2011, 11:12:00 AM
The Watch, you say? Hmmmm....

Any ideas what they are playing on this tour?
It's their Green Show - Selling England By The Pound.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on November 17, 2011, 12:47:55 PM
The Watch, you say? Hmmmm....

Any ideas what they are playing on this tour?
It's their Green Show - Selling England By The Pound.

ooh!! I think I might come along to this...

Anyone else?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 17, 2011, 01:16:26 PM
The whole Elliott clan is planning to be there - I'm still trying to find out from Miles if there's an age bar at the venue.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on November 17, 2011, 01:35:03 PM
I have ticket for this. 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 17, 2011, 01:56:11 PM
It's the birthday of my mate Chris (who some of you may have met at various London gigs) so there will be much festivity.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on November 17, 2011, 04:10:20 PM
The Watch, you say? Hmmmm....

Any ideas what they are playing on this tour?
It's their Green Show - Selling England By The Pound.

ooh!! I think I might come along to this...

Anyone else?

Where ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on November 17, 2011, 04:23:21 PM
Lun-dun!



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 17, 2011, 04:23:27 PM
The Lexington in Pentonville Road.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on November 17, 2011, 06:30:26 PM
I thought we disliked tribute bands around here?

Anyway, The Musical Box are playing The Lamb next year.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on November 17, 2011, 07:27:09 PM
I thought we disliked tribute bands around here?

Anyway, The Musical Box are playing The Lamb next year.

Indeed they are- although having seen the show already from the front row of the Albert Hall, I'm not sure i want to take the risk of enjoying it less another time around... Unless we want to make it some kind of Fishtank outing!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on November 17, 2011, 10:21:03 PM
Tickets are about £30, I think.  :-\


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on November 17, 2011, 11:09:22 PM
That's a bit silly for a tribute band.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on November 17, 2011, 11:10:53 PM
Especially when I might have a better night by staying at home, putting on the album in 5.1 and working through a bottle of whisky.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on November 18, 2011, 07:28:48 AM
Ticket for tribute bands generally are higher though.  Perhaps they should be higher still - the government could put a tax on them - to encourage bands playing new material.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 18, 2011, 07:49:05 AM
I have a ticket for The Watch...but will be in Finland.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 18, 2011, 08:33:38 AM
The Musical Box are a bit more than a tribute band. Their reconstruction of the old Genesis shows is painstaking to the point of being a tad anal, but they're also fabulously good at it, and their shows are always highly enjoyable (as long as you like Genesis). I can understand why they're charging thirty quid as the shows can't be cheap to put on.

I too have seen their Lamb show, so I'm not tempted this time around, but I can recommend it to anyone who's not seen it. Genesis won't be doing it again, so this is the closest you'll get.

I don't really think of The Watch as a straight-down-the-line tribute band either...Guy and I were talking about this yesterday, in fact...it's often forgotten that they make pretty decent music of their own which comprises a fair part of their live show (as most of us know already, of course). But their version of classic Genesis is also excellent, in a very different way to TMB. Nice chaps, too.

But then I quite like a good tribute band. SeYes were brilliant at Electric Garden, and of course there are lots of other good Yes tribute acts, like Glass Hammer and Wobbler. They don't play any Yes songs, but that's rather beside the point...

I understand there's a new Yes live album out soon, presumably from their last tour (before the one they're doing now, that is) with Wossname on vocals.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on November 18, 2011, 09:59:22 AM
But reconstructing old material is what tribute bands do.

I agree about The Watch.

Earlier this year I went to see Larry Miller in Ruislip - about 120 people - good evening.

Two weeks later - Pink Floyd tribute band at the same place - 500 people - and the band weren't that good (couldn't sing; forgot the words...)

If I were running the venue to make money, I'd go with the tribute band every time.

People are lazy - they would rather listen to music with which they are familar than investigate something new.  And, this is, I believe, the biggest threat to amyone trying to create new music today.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on November 18, 2011, 02:40:38 PM
The Musical Box are a bit more than a tribute band. Their reconstruction of the old Genesis shows is painstaking to the point of being a tad anal, but they're also fabulously good at it, and their shows are always highly enjoyable (as long as you like Genesis). I can understand why they're charging thirty quid as the shows can't be cheap to put on.

I too have seen their Lamb show, so I'm not tempted this time around, but I can recommend it to anyone who's not seen it. Genesis won't be doing it again, so this is the closest you'll get.

Phil Collins recommends them, too. Even if they're not Yes.

At least The Watch are doing what I reckon most if not all tribute bands should do - make their own music. They're obviously confident enough with their playing ability to do these gigs and put on shows, so why not channel that creativity into originality?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 18, 2011, 02:43:52 PM
I think they would benefit from changing their name to Weight Watchers.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 18, 2011, 03:35:05 PM
At least The Watch are doing what I reckon most if not all tribute bands should do - make their own music. They're obviously confident enough with their playing ability to do these gigs and put on shows, so why not channel that creativity into originality?
What I think you've got to remember is that not every musician is a songwriter. Some of the most talented players I know have never written an original note in their lives.

The guys in SeYes are a good example...they're your typical 'hobby' band (as dear Mr. T. would have it), in that they've got day jobs, and they've got absolutely no ambition to write original music. What they enjoy is playing classic Yes material, and playing it to appreciative audiences, and I can't really see much wrong with that.

I have to express a bit of personal bias here, in that when The Amazing Wilf treaded the boards with his 'one man and his guitar' act it was dancing to the tunes of other people - Al Stewart, BJH, Lindsfarne etc. were my stock in trade. So essentially I was a covers band, and I've played in covers bands, too.

Okay, so a tribute act takes it one step further, but there's a lot of pleasure in both playing (and interpreting) music you love and also in listening to it. Well, I enjoy it, anyway.

I understand but don't agree with the notion that tribute bands are damaging original music. I doubt very much that Larry Miller would have attracted a larger audience if tribute bands weren't playing at that venue another time. Also Rob, I think it's a trifle harsh to attribute the larger audiences to laziness - I don't think there's anything wrong with enjoying a good night out seeing a non-oringial music act (though it sounds like the Floyd band you mentioned weren't great on the quality control, which isn't so good). And there's always the possiibility of cross-fertilization - "if you liked The Rockin' Floydsters, we've got Airbag on next week, who are an original band playing music which is somewhat influenced by Pink Floyd".

Anyway - back on topic. I'm unfit, overweight and eat far too much.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on November 18, 2011, 03:46:53 PM
We are a little off topic here...  But it's the same everywhere.  I spoke to the guys at 12Bar in Swindon when Black Bonzo played in front of a crowd of about 20.  They told me that they'd have the place packed for the AC/DC tribute band.

I'd be all for it if it there was cross-fertilization.  I'd bet that there were exactly two people at the concert who have heard of Airbag or RPWL.  It would be great if we could get a stack of CDs made with similar music and pass them out at these tribute gigs.  Perhaps then there might be a benefit.

Oh - I saw the Floyd tribute band on a Friday night - packed out - they finished with Comfortably Numb (obviously).  On the following day I was at the Peel standing next to Dave Kilminster with about 100 people watching Panic Room.  There has to be some sort of irony in that.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on November 18, 2011, 07:03:54 PM
Tried to book some physio today.
This time for some wrecked muscles around my right knee.
At the rate I'm going, I'll need somebody to require some sort of treatment for most of my body.
I suppose I'm just getting old and wrecked.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on November 20, 2011, 08:14:21 AM
Day of quilting  :) :)

Weightloss ???

Sadly ....2 mutually exclusive concepts :'( :'(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on November 20, 2011, 02:36:18 PM
I've been doing my walks all week and am once again going to have another go at eliminating sugar from my days until Christmas.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 20, 2011, 02:44:26 PM
The High Peaks Trail contains no peaks. It hardly contains any uphills. 17 miles in 5 hours and 10 minutes. There is little more to say.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on November 20, 2011, 02:47:23 PM
Sounds like my kinda walk.  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 20, 2011, 09:57:25 PM
They posted warnings at the downhills, even though they were not really so steep


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 21, 2011, 03:03:08 AM
OK, so it was easy (http://www.starjump.org/jamesa/?p=300)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on November 21, 2011, 08:28:02 AM
Despite being tired, I still managed my walk last night. An ever so slightly shorter one, though. I may give it a rest for today as it made me a little bit too tired, but I'm going out this morning so I'll still get to do some movement.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 21, 2011, 08:38:13 AM
Yay !

And remixing Queen tracks counts as exercise.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on November 21, 2011, 10:30:24 AM
Yay !

And remixing Queen tracks counts as exercise.

i would have thought that was done by now, James...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 21, 2011, 10:31:20 AM
Yes, what with him being up early and everything...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 22, 2011, 05:44:23 PM
Off to see my personal trainer this evening as she was ill on Friday.  Have to see if the walk on Sunday has managed to keep me where I got to...because I've done no other exercise since getting back from holiday  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on November 22, 2011, 06:34:47 PM
The walks continue tonight for me, I think.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 22, 2011, 06:45:52 PM
Think not, just do.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on November 23, 2011, 01:20:39 AM
I did.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 23, 2011, 10:14:05 AM
I thought so.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 23, 2011, 12:33:54 PM
My personal trainer had still not fully recovered from her illness yesterday evening and I cannot help thinking that she took it out on me.  All the machines were set with a lot more resistance, and for the first time she decided to have me do press ups.  Just do as many as you can she says, so I did...and eventually she decided to let me stop.  And then had me do some which took me right down to the floor and back up again.  I can still feel where they hurt.

So I'll be doing a lot more of them  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on November 23, 2011, 04:00:21 PM
I do press ups every morning (AKA, whenever I happen to wake up). I actually have a tiny bit of muscle presence in my arms for the first time ever.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 23, 2011, 04:01:33 PM
Careful...Wilf will start writing you into historic battles...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on November 23, 2011, 04:21:28 PM
Oh, you lot are in for it if he starts doing that. The mental image will be so bad, the government will have no choice but to declare it an act of terrorism.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on November 23, 2011, 05:01:40 PM
Off to see my personal trainer this evening as she was ill on Friday.

what good is fitness if you still get sick?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 23, 2011, 05:05:26 PM
I think it means you use less gaffer tape.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 24, 2011, 10:46:25 AM
I managed two sets of 10 of those new press ups this morning.  I think I will have to incorporate them into my tabata.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on November 24, 2011, 01:35:06 PM
I did 60 of 'em when I got up.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on November 24, 2011, 01:39:36 PM
Excellent stuff.  So 5 minutes ago, then  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 06, 2011, 02:10:08 PM
Back to the gym this evening after too long 'having a rest' from the holiday...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 07, 2011, 08:27:15 AM
Had a meeting from 1800 until 2300 instead  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on December 07, 2011, 09:25:09 AM
I've not been to the gym since the 3rd of November, thanks to my ruddy ear infection - and unfortunately now I'm mostly better the motivation has all completely disappeared.

I know it'll only take me one visit to get back into it, though...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 07, 2011, 09:27:45 AM
*wonders how you exercise your ears?*


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 07, 2011, 10:02:18 AM
Happens to men all the time.  Happens to women if they ever bother listening to themselves.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on December 07, 2011, 10:14:33 AM
*wonders how you exercise your ears?*
We have to exercise them on a regular basis. It's why men's ears grow bigger the older we get.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on December 07, 2011, 10:14:38 AM
*wonders how you exercise your ears?*


I don't usually, although being able to balance and not having a fever are usually prerequisites for an hour on the treadmill!  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 07, 2011, 10:33:34 AM
I will get into the gym this evening.  Probably.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 07, 2011, 11:17:49 AM
If you can fit through the door?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 07, 2011, 11:20:20 AM
It is a very small door.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on December 07, 2011, 09:12:29 PM
I will not be going for a walk tonight as I want to try and fix my sleeping cycle by getting to bed at a decent time. A shame, because it's a beautiful night out there. I have the exercycle, though.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 07, 2011, 09:54:53 PM
I will not be going for a walk tonight as I want to try and fix my sleeping cycle
It's probably the chain. Or a burst tyre.

Just trying to help you out...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on December 07, 2011, 10:25:38 PM
If it's sleeping, just yell at it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on December 07, 2011, 10:33:35 PM
Do I get to shout obcenities?  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 07, 2011, 10:47:59 PM
Why not, you normally do...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on December 07, 2011, 10:53:23 PM
Obcenititties!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on December 08, 2011, 08:40:04 AM
Or you could shout "Obscenities"


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 08, 2011, 08:50:43 AM
Ooh no, Pedro, we don't want him shouting things like that at all.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on December 08, 2011, 09:49:55 AM
Ooh no, Pedro, we don't want him shouting things like that at all.

Can't be allowed to lower the tone.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on December 08, 2011, 04:06:48 PM
Or you could shout "Obscenities"

With just a little red 's'? Anyway, whatever it is, looks like I'll be shouting it as my cycle continues to be borked...  >:(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 13, 2011, 02:40:10 PM
Off to see my personal trainer this evening before she heads off on holiday.  I have really lost the motivation to go to the gym, and need to get more sleep.  It's pretty frustrating, actually.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on December 13, 2011, 03:37:50 PM
Eat cake. That will solve the problem.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 13, 2011, 03:42:50 PM
I could so eat cake right now.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Paul on December 13, 2011, 04:04:30 PM
I shall eat some cake this evening. But then it is son no.2's birthday, and it would not be fair to leave him to eat cake all by himself.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on December 13, 2011, 04:41:35 PM
Scientists believe cake can help reverse climate change.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 13, 2011, 04:45:39 PM
My training session has been cancelled.

Leaves the door open for cake...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on December 13, 2011, 04:46:54 PM
...and the planet.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 13, 2011, 04:51:06 PM
My training session has been cancelled.

Leaves the door open for cake...

Don't go berserk and undo all your good work so far.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 13, 2011, 05:03:38 PM
It's a big door, demanding of a big cake.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 13, 2011, 05:28:40 PM
Yes, but think of the big belly that will doubtless result from overindulgence in cake.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 13, 2011, 05:29:23 PM
Scientists believe cake can help reverse climate change.
Which scientists, though? Are these the scientists you met in that pub in Durham? Because I'm not sure they're real scientists...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 13, 2011, 05:29:56 PM
Aw, Catherine, your concern is very sweet.

Almost as sweet as cake, lovely cake...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 13, 2011, 07:14:48 PM
I can do nothing more.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Gareth on December 13, 2011, 08:45:27 PM
Hmmmmmmmm....cake..........


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 13, 2011, 08:57:32 PM
Cake is good.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 13, 2011, 11:58:25 PM
Said SpamBot "Five-bellies" Allen.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 14, 2011, 12:01:50 AM
Up to 6 now...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Gareth on December 14, 2011, 09:55:21 AM
It's a well known fact that you need an extra layer in the winter! If nothing else it helps keep utility bills down ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 14, 2011, 09:58:47 AM
Yes, but the cake bills climb inexorably upwards!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 14, 2011, 09:59:38 AM
If I only could, I'd be running up that bill...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Gareth on December 14, 2011, 10:12:47 AM
But spending on cake from small, independent suppliers rather than giving money to huge utility companies must be a good thing!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on December 14, 2011, 10:53:07 AM
Scientists believe cake can help reverse climate change.
Which scientists, though? Are these the scientists you met in that pub in Durham? Because I'm not sure they're real scientists...
Bugger.  >:(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on December 14, 2011, 11:15:47 AM
Well, I went to bed at 01:00. I woke up at 03:00 and have been awake ever since. I got the bus back home from my friend's house very early (at around 08:00), got off the bus early in nearby Preston and did half of my usual walking route back to Hedon. It was cold and windy this morning. Listening to The Whirlwind as the sun was coming up was pretty cool, though.

So, sleep is still borked. I reckon I'm looking a bit thinner, although the scales say nothing's changed for two weeks now. Still, my T-shirts are starting to make me look bigger than I actually am. I hope.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on December 14, 2011, 01:10:31 PM
More physio, more pain, more exercises - oh goody.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 14, 2011, 01:42:27 PM
Female physio ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on December 14, 2011, 02:44:26 PM
*Cue 70s funk music*


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on December 14, 2011, 04:57:53 PM
Female physio ?

Not this time unfortunately.
Actually not sure about last time either.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 14, 2011, 05:04:27 PM
In Ukraine, was former shotputter.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 15, 2011, 11:47:04 AM
I haven't eaten any cake, or chocolate or crisps.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 16, 2011, 08:20:43 AM
Eating curry after midnight...I think that will have to count as breakfast !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on December 16, 2011, 09:55:04 AM
Eating curry after midnight...
Wasn't that a Uriah Heep song?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 16, 2011, 10:02:28 AM
I thought it was Judas Priest, from around the same time as Mowing The Lawn.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 16, 2011, 10:37:16 AM
Bearing in mind Wilf's Blue posts, I was wondering if we should get this thread back on track come the new year as a motivation for anyone who's resolutions include any sort of commitment to exercise (sorry, Vince).

I know Mouse will be up for it, so anybody else ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 16, 2011, 10:38:02 AM
Yeah, go on.

(That's about as motivated as I can get today ;))


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 16, 2011, 10:39:58 AM
It's a start !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 16, 2011, 10:47:48 AM
S'pose so.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 16, 2011, 10:49:37 AM
Well, a couple of things which I've started over the last couple of weeks, then...

1. I've stopped taking sugar in my tea and coffee - in fact, I've more or less stopped drinking the latter altogether
2. Never was a big drinker, but I've got a feeling I'm no longer going to bother.
3. Eating a lot more fruit - that's easier in the winter, because the little oranges are nice, and I like them loads
4. Started getting off the Tube a station earlier and walking up from Green Park to the office rather than Bond Street. Only in the mornings, though, because of the aforementioned dark-eyesight-nervousness.

So four, not a couple.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 16, 2011, 10:52:16 AM
dark-eyesight-nervousness.
Maybe you should invest in one of these
(http://www.buachaille.com/images/Petzl-MYO-5-Head-Torch.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 16, 2011, 11:00:55 AM
I like the look of that, for more than practical reasons ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 16, 2011, 11:02:46 AM
I seem to have lost mine since I got back from Peru, which is annoying.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on December 16, 2011, 01:33:52 PM
As I seem to have been permanently ill since I turned 40 I will be doing something about my diet and lifestyle in 2012.  The first thing on my list is to give up the damn fags.  I have only been buying packs of 10 so I know that I am on 9 a day at present.  (I always seem to give one to the first random street drinker that asks)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on December 16, 2011, 02:06:24 PM
I think I'm going to have to find something to build in the garden in the next year. It was the easiest way to exercise. Gyms and personal trainers are not an option.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on December 16, 2011, 07:29:35 PM
I think I'm going to have to find something to build in the garden in the next year. It was the easiest way to exercise. Gyms and personal trainers are not an option.


Oooh! ooooh! ooooh!

I'm thinking of a chicken coop - do you contract out building skills?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on December 16, 2011, 08:01:34 PM
If this link works, it should show a picture of the last bit of building in the garden.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/72235695@N02/6522244897/in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72235695@N02/6522244897/in/photostream/)

I lost a stone and a half building that.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on December 16, 2011, 08:11:46 PM
Or alternatively, if I've got this right (first attempt at using flickr):

No - that didn't work.
You'll have to use the link above.




Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on December 16, 2011, 10:33:38 PM
If this link works, it should show a picture of the last bit of building in the garden.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/72235695@N02/6522244897/in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72235695@N02/6522244897/in/photostream/)

I lost a stone and a half building that.


That's a bit posh for chickens.........not sure the budget will stretch that far....


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on December 16, 2011, 10:37:44 PM
I'm not thinking of keeping chickens, they tend to make a mess on the motorcycles.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 17, 2011, 08:25:34 AM
A chicken co-op ? It'll be Animal Farm next...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on December 17, 2011, 09:23:01 AM
A chicken co-op ? It'll be Animal Farm next...

If it's a chicken co-op, they can do it themselves.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on December 17, 2011, 03:53:04 PM
cake is better than pie.

discuss.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on December 17, 2011, 03:59:56 PM
Depends on the pie.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on December 17, 2011, 04:08:13 PM
Not looked any further, but I just found this piece in a football report from this afternoon:

"Wigan played host to the World Pie-Eating Championships on Wednesday"

Perhaps I should investigate. What sort of pies, etc...?





Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 17, 2011, 04:42:08 PM
Which cake, which pie ?

Key lime pie IS cake.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on December 17, 2011, 05:04:47 PM
Pie beats cake.  Steak n Kidney pie especially.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 17, 2011, 05:44:06 PM
Steak and kidney pie is YUM. I want one now.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on December 17, 2011, 06:42:01 PM
microwave burritos are healthy, right?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 17, 2011, 07:14:43 PM
They are fine, provided you don't actually eat them.

I've cooked a curry tonight, it's yum. Anyone want some?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on December 17, 2011, 10:55:35 PM
I'd love some curry, but I've been for a Chrimbo meal instead.
Standard pub turkey, but the gateaux & cream for pud was good.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on December 18, 2011, 10:14:33 PM
I've stopped taking sugar in my tea and coffee - in fact, I've more or less stopped drinking the latter altogether

I too have done this. I have discovered just why people like tea so much and now I like it lots, too. Because of my farked sleeping of late, I stopped drinking coffee a while ago and I haven't missed it. I don't drink tea constantly either, just a mug every now and then throughout the day if I feel like it.

Yeah, one New Year's resolution is to lose some God damned weight. Ideally, I'd like to lose around four stone (I'm just under sixteen now), but that would be over a long period of time. I can't afford gyms and the like, so I've only got my walks and the odd stint on the exercycle to hand. I'm sure that once I get a job of some sort (another resolution, even if it's just volunteering or what my Brother does at Asdargh), things might become more easier as I shift into a sensible routine. One thing I think I'll do after Christmas is have a real go at dropping sugar intake and not touch sugary stuff for four weeks or so, just to get things moving. And if that kicks the moods for sugar in, then that'll be OK. I'm sure it'll be quite a welcome break after the indulgences of Christmas.

I keep forgetting to say, but I managed to trim about twenty minutes off my walk from Hull town centre to friend's house about five or so miles away when I did it the other week, so my total time was down to one hour and a few minutes. I'm pretty happy with that. It would be physically impossible to walk faster than I did, so next time I do it I have to match that time.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on December 18, 2011, 10:59:06 PM
giving up sugar would kill me.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 19, 2011, 11:39:47 AM
I made the acquaintance of Norwegian Yellow Goo cake at a party on Saturday.

It was wonderful. Apparently its proper name is Suksess-terte but Yellow Goo cake is pretty accurate.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 19, 2011, 11:40:34 AM
Success Tart ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on December 19, 2011, 11:48:29 AM
yes, Ginger Nuts?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 19, 2011, 11:51:56 AM
Very glad to hear it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 19, 2011, 11:55:17 AM
Yes, but do the collar and cuffs match?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on December 19, 2011, 11:57:20 AM
I apologise for foisting an old Russ Abbot joke on you.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 19, 2011, 11:58:04 AM
Russ Abbot is quite a reasonable straight actor.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on December 19, 2011, 11:59:39 AM
I saw him in an open air production of Camelot as King Pellinore.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 19, 2011, 12:00:26 PM
Russ Abbot is quite a reasonable straight actor.
Would he be better or worse if he was gay ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 23, 2011, 07:50:38 AM
Seeing my personal trainer this evening at 7 - should be interesting...and should be a good preparation for the next few days  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: hoboslobo on December 23, 2011, 08:21:53 AM
This thread should be banned for the next couple of days.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 23, 2011, 08:38:36 AM
But I am planning on a 6 mile walk on Christmas morning...and possibly also in the evening if being with the family has gone the way I expect it to...  ::) ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 23, 2011, 02:31:26 PM
Don't eat liver !!!

"With the London Olympics quickly approaching, the United Kingdom Anti-Doping Association warned athletes to avoid foods that will make an athlete test positive on a drug screening. The top of that list? Liver, which can increase the risk of an athlete testing positive for anabolic agent clenbuterol.

The Food Standard Agency, a British government agency similar to the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S., advised athletes against eating liver.

The FSA cannot rule out the possibility that if a large portion of liver is consumed containing clenbuterol at permitted residue limits, urine collected shortly after consumption may contain detectable levels of clenbuterol. This depends on many factors including the amount consumed, the timing of the urine test and the analytical methods used.

Food has played a part in positive drug tests in the past. Tong Wen, an Olympic gold medalist weightlifter from China, blamed pork chops when she tested positive for clenbuterol. Spanish cyclist Alberto Contado also tested positive for clenbuterol, and blamed a steak."


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 23, 2011, 02:35:54 PM
As the chances of me ever being in a position where drugs testing is carried out, I shall not worry.

Which is good, as I really like liver.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on December 25, 2011, 09:41:07 AM
I've just been for a 3-4 mile walk before breakfast. And hardly saw another soul.
The only problem was the ground being walked on. Waterlogged fields, an old railway line that appears to have been used in a re-renactment of the Battle of the Somme, and two canal towpaths that have definitely not been restored. Still good exercise though (it eased my bad back).
But I do need a new pair of boots.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 25, 2011, 09:49:09 AM
It is damp here, nothing too wet, and that made my gentle stroll this morning easier.  I do need to find my headtorch during the day, though, because I want to go out again tonight.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on December 25, 2011, 10:56:25 AM
My walk was cut short because I felt a blister coming on.  But it was good to get out for a while.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on December 26, 2011, 03:56:38 PM
Just been out for several nice walks. Not actually been far from the house, but in several trips collected more firewood than we've burned so far.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on December 27, 2011, 11:58:26 AM
My stars for today:

" Any worries you've had about your waistline pale into insignificance as you've lost the battle.
So enjoy letting go and indulge as much as you like.
A new regime begins later!"

That's me and every other Taurean sorted for the day then......


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 27, 2011, 12:28:09 PM
What does it say for Leo?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 27, 2011, 01:02:27 PM
I bet it says 'don't take the M1'


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 27, 2011, 03:02:10 PM
And don't play The Enid.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on December 27, 2011, 07:19:09 PM
I went for a walk today for the first time in a good few days. Felt great, but it was too warm and the sky turned a weird shade of grey which made everything look like a film adaptation of a Dickens novel. I haven't eaten much of it, but I'm fed up of chocolate and had a salad with some leftover turkey for tea. I have also discovered that I seem to like coleslaw, potato salad and beetroot. Yum!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on December 27, 2011, 07:20:38 PM
. I have also discovered that I seem to like coleslaw, potato salad and beetroot. Yum!

It's a slippery slope to start on.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: hoboslobo on December 27, 2011, 08:12:05 PM
I bet it says 'don't take the M1'

I believe we were on the same road earlier, but luckily we could take exit 18 and enjoy the empty A5.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on December 31, 2011, 09:56:34 PM
last fag 8.45am Wednesday 28th December


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on December 31, 2011, 10:30:58 PM
You go, girl! Well done.  :)

As of tomorrow, my severe attempt at losing weight will start. I'm going to have a look at what JamesA did a few months ago with his detox thing and if I can do it then I shall. I'll definitely aspire to it if I can't. I would love to lose four stone by Easter (or around April/May/whenever it is time), but we'll just have to see how it goes. I'm determined to do it, though. Can't wait to get started.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on December 31, 2011, 11:25:14 PM
Well done on not smoking !

I will be starting a detox tomorrow to get my eating back in line, and will get the momentum back behind the exercise regime again so I am at 17% body fat by 1 February. I will be walking one each of Ben Nevis, Snowdon and the other one through March, April and May, then walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks one way and then the other over a weekend in June, before doing the National 3 Peaks in 24 hours in July. So will have to be keeping to my regime to succeed with that.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 01, 2012, 08:26:17 AM
this morning has been the easiest so far, still on my mind ALL the time


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 01, 2012, 08:54:18 AM
Stop thinking about it and then it will not be on your mind.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 01, 2012, 09:21:28 AM
I've already been for a walk of about 3 miles along an old canal and back around a gravel pit. Seen lots of rabbits, and many birds of unknown type. Must get the book out.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 01, 2012, 09:46:07 AM
We are surrounded by fields and will be walking down to church for 11 and then taking a wander to get back. There are some Roman remains nearby...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on January 01, 2012, 10:54:50 AM
I've seen some Roman remains recently as well.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6611458901_7f10ff9205.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7013/6611426163_afb8d91d5a.jpg)

Having walked miles around Naples for the last 4 days, I am exempt from significant activity today.  I do feel much better for it, of course.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 01, 2012, 12:12:07 PM
Yeah, I'm not at all envious, Rob.  ;)

I got up, I did my morning exercises, I had two oranges (satsumas, or whatever the hell they are) for breakfast and have just finished a pint of orange juice. Lunch at 13:00... hmm, don't know about that. Might have to be cereal or soup. That'll be followed by a quick walk around the neighbourhood and my usual route after tea later in the evening. And that will be my regular routine.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on January 01, 2012, 01:12:31 PM
I've written up the first day in my blog - http://robhenderson.over-blog.com/ (http://robhenderson.over-blog.com/)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 01, 2012, 02:18:28 PM
That was a lovely little walk in the Cotswolds, mostly flat, just over an hour and a quarter, dry, not too cold, and saw the remains of a Roman villa, walked across the reservoir crossing, in a circular walk that brought us back past the church we went to this morning.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 01, 2012, 02:31:46 PM
Was that near Dowdeswell? If so, we probably passed quite close on the drive home today.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 01, 2012, 02:33:19 PM
I was going to ask where in the Cotswolds James was, but didn't want him to worry about being found by more of the locals.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 01, 2012, 06:57:11 PM
I keep forgetting the name of the place - Great Whitcombe. We had a late lunch at the Air Balloon Inn


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 01, 2012, 08:03:27 PM
Then we were indeed nearby - the Air Balloon is on the route home. My in-laws live the other side of Gloucester.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 01, 2012, 10:42:01 PM
I weighed myself this morning for the first time in months and I am exactly the same which is a tad confusing given the volume of food I eat.  Not that I am complaining.   ;D 

Stop thinking about it and then it will not be on your mind.

you've never been an addict suffering withdrawal have you??? I am actually thinking about it less apart from when Dame gets angry and moans about wanting fags and then I remember and start thinking about them.  I think Dame struggling is spurring me on in a righteous sort of way.  And also he can't give in if I don't.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 01, 2012, 10:46:07 PM
I have actually been an addict suffering from withdrawl many times - I have a very addictive personality. The only way I ever got off things was by stopping myself focusing on them, and switching to something/anything else.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 01, 2012, 10:52:15 PM
I stand corrected, sorry.  Not going to ask what.

But I can see that about you.  Your detox last year concerned me a bit when you seemed to be getting addicted to losing body fat.  And now you are addicted to walking.  Which is better than my addictions.  I will try to stop thinking about them.  Though Dame really doesn't help.  He sent me an email to work saying

cigarettes cigarettes cigarettes cigarettes  cigarettes cigarettes  cigarettes cigarettes  cigarettes cigarettes  cigarettes cigarettes  cigarettes cigarettes

 ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 01, 2012, 11:17:37 PM
I'm sure you'll be able to come up with some imaginative form of revenge to take on him for that. Laxatives in a cup of tea, maybe?

I managed to be good all day and stuck to my food limits. I missed my evening walk, though. I will take that up tomorrow. I also think I'll have to have a sandwich tomorrow. I missed having a little bit of bread today. We've got a lovely looking wholemeal loaf from the bakers, so I think I'll be OK with that. The only time I've had white bread in the last three weeks or so was for a sarnie on Boxing Day and that was because we ran out of brown.

For lunch today, I had a bowl of Cornflakes and a banana. For tea, I made a homemade chili (featuring my first ever self-prepared red pepper) which was meatless, but still very yum.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 01, 2012, 11:33:16 PM
Yes, it really does not help when those around us do not take efforts to improve seriously.

I am now trying to push my 'addictions' towards things which will help my health and wellbeing.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 02, 2012, 08:44:47 AM
It isn't that he is not taking my effort seriously, it is just his way of dealing with his withdrawal.  Unfortunately his method isn't that helpful from my point of view.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: hoboslobo on January 02, 2012, 12:07:17 PM
I've written up the first day in my blog - http://robhenderson.over-blog.com/ (http://robhenderson.over-blog.com/)

I am glad to see a blog with photos.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on January 02, 2012, 12:44:01 PM
Because it's boring otherwise.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 02, 2012, 01:03:11 PM
One of my New Year resolutions is to produce my blog with links and photos on a punctual basis. If we had had Wifi then the walk from yesterday would have been up by now.

I did press ups and sit ups this morning, so I feel like I am getting back on track now.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 02, 2012, 02:13:53 PM
I'm going to be doing 50 sit and press ups every morning this month, just to get things moving for the day ahead. Come February, I may increase the number if it feels better.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 02, 2012, 02:24:56 PM
Yay ! Though only do the press ups every other morning, because there is some reason you are not meant to do them more often than that.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 02, 2012, 02:30:00 PM
If I did press-ups, somebody would have to call an ambulance.
But I did go for a walk (only about 2 miles) before breakfast, and collected some more firewood.
That will be more exercise cutting the wood into usable pieces.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 02, 2012, 04:31:42 PM
Yay ! Though only do the press ups every other morning, because there is some reason you are not meant to do them more often than that.

Really? Damn, they're the easiest I find of the two.  :D  Very well. I'll go from when I started them yesterday, so I'll continue tomorrow and miss out Wednesday.

I've just looked up my walking route on Google. It was about 3.8 miles in total and took me 65 minutes. I reckon if I didn't keep stopping to take photos of stuff, I would've knocked those five minutes off.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on January 02, 2012, 05:24:50 PM
I have some final Xmas pigging to do, and then back to my routine of no alcohol during the week (well Mon-Thu) and then I'm having a month off alcohol completely between my birthday and Valentines day. My aim this year is to drop another stone to 16.5. I will be doug this mostly through stepping up my daily exercise quota.

My diet will continue much in the same vein.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 02, 2012, 05:24:52 PM
Taking the photos is more worthwhile than knocking off the 5 minutes.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on January 03, 2012, 10:59:36 AM
Taking the photos is more worthwhile than knocking off the 5 minutes.

Absolutely.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 03, 2012, 12:46:43 PM
True. I like pictures.  :)

Up a bit late this morning. I must go to bed earlier tonight. I don't have to stay up into the night to do stuff that can be done the next day. Just did the sit ups this morning.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 03, 2012, 12:49:13 PM
There is tons of food in the office and I have been drawn to the strawberry cremes on more than one occasion...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 03, 2012, 12:59:25 PM
It's almost fruit...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 03, 2012, 01:22:47 PM
"This has purple stuff inside. Purple is a fruit."


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 03, 2012, 01:30:08 PM
After a last serious troughing session yesterday (lasagne, garlic bread and banoffee pie) it's time to moderate the intake somewhat.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 03, 2012, 01:31:45 PM
That's a big breakfast at any time of the year.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 03, 2012, 01:33:21 PM
Breakfast today was a modest bowl of cereal, to compensate. Lunch was a large bowl of green soup.

(http://www.newcoventgardensoup.com/files/cgs/imagepicker/24/thumbs/souper_greens_jpeg.jpg)

Quite tasty, actually.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 03, 2012, 01:35:28 PM
Now go and read the ingredients  ::)

 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on January 03, 2012, 01:37:44 PM
Now go and read the ingredients  ::)

 ;D

They are quite loaded those CG soups.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 03, 2012, 01:57:17 PM
As I recall, their little colour charts are also misleading because they do not relate to a full carton.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 03, 2012, 02:47:21 PM
That one is loaded with vegetables. 38%, according to the ingredients list.

Water
potaotes <--- not sure what these are, but it tasted OK...
peas
leeks
courgettes
broccoli
onions
spinach
green beans
Italian basil pesto
butter
garlic
salt
mint
white pepper
Green vegetables (38%)

And it's not too heavy on anything - at 234 calories for a whole carton, which was pretty filling, I think I've done OK.
(I can do simple maths - multiplying by 2 is fortunately not beyond me)
(http://www.newcoventgardensoup.com/files/cgs/imagepicker/24/thumbs/souper_green_nuts.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 03, 2012, 02:51:55 PM
Did you add more salt ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 03, 2012, 03:05:36 PM
Of course not.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 03, 2012, 11:13:41 PM
A blog of a walk (http://www.starjump.org/jamesa/?p=481).

With the links done in the wrong way.  So I can fix that for the Handel blog.

And all my photos are 0.1MB too big...so might get that fixed on Friday.

But it's a step forward...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 03, 2012, 11:21:08 PM
Heh. "A step forward" for a blog about a walk. I see what you did there.  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 03, 2012, 11:32:22 PM
It's all clever.  As if.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 04, 2012, 12:55:56 AM
I did fifteen and a half minutes on the exercise bike while listening to Magenta. It was lovely and I didn't feel any sort of strain at all. I may not have been able to see myself getting any thinner over the last few months, but something's definitely been strengthening up along the way.  :)

Next time, I'll be going for twenty or thirty minutes.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 04, 2012, 01:07:03 AM
listening to Magenta. It was lovely and I didn't feel any sort of strain at all.
Now that's what I call a review  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 04, 2012, 07:23:25 AM
in just under an hour I will have done a week


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 04, 2012, 07:25:45 AM
Stop thinking about it - but well done.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 04, 2012, 07:26:50 AM
I'm trying to stop thinking about it - honest! 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 04, 2012, 07:28:06 AM
That is excellent.  Whatever it is.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on January 04, 2012, 11:46:20 AM
I've forgotten...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 04, 2012, 11:47:13 AM
Forgotten what ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on January 04, 2012, 12:01:11 PM
What guitar?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 04, 2012, 12:53:32 PM
Just been told by the physio that my legs are weak (probably something to do with the extra weight they've been carrying lately) and I should start cycling. Now all I need to do is get a bicycle.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 04, 2012, 12:57:16 PM
Now all I need to do is get a bicycle.
(http://www.tolin.cn/upload/201006082335361160.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 04, 2012, 01:01:42 PM
That style would be quite useful on the roads around home.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 04, 2012, 01:52:37 PM
Those walks you've been doing should do you good as well in that area, Trace.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 04, 2012, 03:20:22 PM
Would this one not be more apt for the time of year

(http://p.twimg.com/AhdmDKPCMAE5GGR.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 04, 2012, 05:31:14 PM
Those walks you've been doing should do you good as well in that area, Trace.

Apparently I need a different sort of effort for my knees.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 04, 2012, 06:18:50 PM
Ash, whatever you do, don't watch BBC4 tonight at 21:00...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 04, 2012, 07:45:17 PM
now I need to find out what is on bbc4 tonight at 9


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 04, 2012, 07:46:48 PM
oh - thought it would be something like that


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 04, 2012, 09:04:49 PM
If Mouse has been cruel then give him a cheese naan


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 04, 2012, 09:48:26 PM
I'm never cruel. If Ash is watching it, it's her own damn fault.  :P


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 05, 2012, 07:11:10 AM
Mouse is lovely.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 05, 2012, 08:25:52 AM
In a very cruel way.

And once he stops hacking Ash' account he has cheese naan to deal with.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 05, 2012, 10:05:25 AM
Providing the hotel have a room, I will be hitting the gym tonight in a big way.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 05, 2012, 10:11:25 AM
That'll teach me to be facetious - they are full  :(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 05, 2012, 12:20:32 PM
Well running around all night in a vain attempt to keep warm could also work.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 05, 2012, 12:32:24 PM
Got into the other hotel with the not so good gym which does not inspire me.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 05, 2012, 12:40:35 PM
Mouse did not hack my account, I typed that.  ;D  Honest.  And he didn't pay me.  Mainly cos he has no money.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 05, 2012, 12:45:50 PM
So he's buying compliments on a tab...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 05, 2012, 12:46:43 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 05, 2012, 12:51:53 PM
Up yours, Spambot.  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 05, 2012, 12:52:41 PM
That's not going to buy you anything  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 05, 2012, 12:55:02 PM
But it makes me feel better.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 05, 2012, 12:57:48 PM
I was lying about it not buying you anything.

I hope it makes you feel better enough for the cheese naan it has 'bought' you  8)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 05, 2012, 12:58:59 PM
Bring it on. Then I can blame you for sabotaging my healthy eating attempts.  :P


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 05, 2012, 02:46:30 PM
You have no-one to blame but yourself.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on January 06, 2012, 12:29:35 AM
now I need to find out what is on bbc4 tonight at 9

pandas on bikes?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 06, 2012, 09:14:59 AM
Fat-bottomed pandas, you make the rocking world go round...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 06, 2012, 09:54:36 AM
That was on in the hotel restaurant last night.  Without the pandas.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 06, 2012, 07:03:29 PM
I have just purchased an exercise bike - now to see how long it takes for me to break it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on January 06, 2012, 07:06:58 PM
First gym visit since November the 3rd.

Now to go for a curry and then sit on a plane for 8 hours before spending a week in that well known hotspot of fitness and healthy food, the USA.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 06, 2012, 07:29:50 PM
...Now to go for a curry and then sit on a plane for 8 hours before spending a week in that well known hotspot of fitness and healthy food, the USA...

Hope it's not a windy flight...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 06, 2012, 08:36:20 PM
The bike says I've cycled 8km in 14.5 minutes.
Not bad for the first time I've cycled with pedals for about 20 years.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 07, 2012, 12:03:59 AM
*wonders what Trace normally cycles with*


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 07, 2012, 10:15:14 AM
*wonders what Trace normally cycles with*

Normally with a 1400cc engine.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 07, 2012, 10:52:58 AM
Damn. I wanted Trace to be Cycles With Wolves


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 07, 2012, 11:57:41 AM
Mmm bacon, sausage, black pudding, duck egg and hash browns - now THAT is a breakfast.

Not slimming today - is it lunchtime yet?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 07, 2012, 12:32:34 PM
Damn. I wanted Trace to be Cycles With Wolves

How about Cycles With Pandas.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 07, 2012, 01:25:35 PM
Yes! That's a concept album in the making, if there ever was one...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 07, 2012, 01:44:59 PM
I'm sure Thea already has it sketched out.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 07, 2012, 03:43:34 PM
Feeling better about my breakfast seeing the "well breakfasted" fellows on the World Darts.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on January 07, 2012, 04:27:33 PM
35 lengths in 45 minutes

Nowhere close to PB territory but not bad for first one of the year....


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on January 07, 2012, 05:13:58 PM
spending a week in that well known hotspot of fitness and healthy food, the USA.

where will you be?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 07, 2012, 05:23:24 PM
Damn. I wanted Trace to be Cycles With Wolves

How about Cycles With Pandas.


I might need to use that title. It fits quite nicely with 2 others I am working on.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 07, 2012, 06:15:02 PM
5.3miles in 15 minutes on the 'bike'.
Any more and I'll be dead - and my legs are just not used to that particular motion.
And I have to do a further set of exercises for my legs after any other exercise like cycling - deep joy.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 07, 2012, 08:33:33 PM
I love the way Christina Aguilera looks these days, even if she is a bit curvier.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on January 08, 2012, 07:34:37 PM
"even"?

;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on January 09, 2012, 12:29:54 AM
"even"?

;D
That's odd


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 09, 2012, 09:29:02 AM

Not prime?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 09, 2012, 09:13:26 PM
5.3miles in 15 minutes on the 'bike'.

Right, that's my target to beat.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 09, 2012, 09:33:15 PM
What race  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 09, 2012, 10:05:15 PM
I'm planning on walking less frequently but longer distances in a week. Controlling my food intake is still going rather well and I haven't had the urge for chocolate, crisps, any of that snacking sort of stuff at all.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 10, 2012, 09:02:06 AM
What race  :D

Am I winning yet?

well am I?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 10, 2012, 09:15:06 AM
Possibly.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 10, 2012, 10:35:47 AM
Yes.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 11, 2012, 05:06:36 PM
I bought some healthy snacks from the Co-Op. First up is a large-ish pack of dried apple rings. I thought these would be like those dried banana things you get in cereal. They're not. They're like apple-flavoured sponges. I can't decide if they're horrible or not. Second up is a small pack of jumbo flame raisins and cashews. These are rather nice.

I think I'll have chili for tea.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 11, 2012, 05:12:25 PM
I really do not like dried apple rings myself.

Raisins and cashews ftw


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 11, 2012, 05:29:16 PM
ftw = For The Wind, obviously...  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 11, 2012, 06:07:00 PM
If that is the effect they have on you...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 11, 2012, 07:52:15 PM
FTW= fibre that works


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 11, 2012, 09:28:03 PM
No chili for me tonight as we have no onions. Can't have a chili that doesn't have some vegetables in it. It'd be like just having spicy mince. Had one of my pasta meals instead, with tuna, peas and sweetcorn.

Have just done 25 minutes on the exercycle, did over five miles, followed it up with some sit and press ups. Woo.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 11, 2012, 10:02:05 PM
That is all very excellent - will we recognise you at the April gig ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 11, 2012, 10:37:22 PM
The exercise cycle regime is 15 minutes of effort (running out at about 5.5 miles apparently) and then 10 minutes of winding down at a more relaxed rate for another couple of miles. Combine that with a whole new set of leg exercises, slightly reduced food intake, and a bit more walking than normal, and my weight is going slightly up.
Am I feeling better? Not really, too many new bits are aching. I see the physio again next week for an update.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 11, 2012, 11:09:51 PM
That is all very excellent - will we recognise you at the April gig ?

If I was doing all that and more everyday, then maybe not. But I'm not, so you will.

I have decided that those apple ring things are horrid.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 12, 2012, 07:19:49 AM
Do all that and more every day then.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on January 12, 2012, 11:33:25 AM
That is all very excellent - will we recognise you at the April gig ?

If I was doing all that and more everyday, then maybe not. But I'm not, so you will.

I have decided that those apple ring things are horrid.

Just have an apple ?



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 12, 2012, 11:44:14 AM
Here's Bert, always with the apple...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 12, 2012, 01:16:03 PM
We have no apples in at the moment. We've hardly got anything in at the moment.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 12, 2012, 01:18:33 PM
And apples don't just grow on trees.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 12, 2012, 01:53:56 PM
Not at this time of year. We've got three apple trees in the garden. Two grow baking apples and the third presents some weird little crabapple type-things which are usually squishy and horrible looking.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 12, 2012, 06:41:54 PM
I had my Christmas lunch today.  It was gooooooood.  Especially the passion fruit cheesecake. 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 12, 2012, 06:42:51 PM
That's fruit.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 12, 2012, 06:43:37 PM
That's why it is in the fitness thread  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 08:50:48 AM
Sit ups and press ups this morning, and it felt good.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 09:47:13 AM
I had my Vitamin U drink and my garlic capsule earlier, and am now snacking on pumpkin seeds.

It's the high life !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 13, 2012, 09:47:46 AM
Vitamin U?

<edit> Ah, I see you've been following Vasco Da Gama's dodgy advice.

I think, though, you're supposed to use it as a mouthwash rather than a drink...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 09:52:57 AM
You're saying I should spit and not swallow ?

I have added sunflower seeds into the mix.  Nice.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 13, 2012, 12:19:33 PM
I like pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds added into a mix... a flapjack mix...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 12:20:56 PM
Oats are good.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 13, 2012, 12:23:23 PM
Especially if they've gone out for a while.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 12:24:18 PM
Out in the hall ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 13, 2012, 12:25:04 PM
They might be some time.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 12:27:25 PM
Some time ago
(http://collider.com/uploads/imageGallery/Hall_and_Oates/hall_and_oates_01.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 13, 2012, 12:39:05 PM
In a galaxy far, far away...

(http://images.wikia.com/chocolate/images/c/cb/Galaxy-chocolate-73320.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 13, 2012, 12:42:20 PM
mmmmmmmmmmmmm


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 12:46:27 PM
Which picture did you think you were posting that after ?

 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 13, 2012, 07:00:54 PM
 ;D

the bar of CHOCOLATE

I have absolutely no idea who those people are but they don't make me go mmmmmmmmm


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 07:48:40 PM
I refuse to believe that you don't know Hall & Oates


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 13, 2012, 09:21:20 PM
was that who they were?!?  I didn't know one of them was black  :-[


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 14, 2012, 01:28:38 AM
Walked about 5.3 miles to mate's house today. I took the slightly longer route so I didn't have to walk on country roads where there are no paths and risk getting killed multiple times. Got there in about an hour and 45 minutes, which is what Google said how long it should take. It felt great. I must remember to get some nice insoles for my shoes though, just to make things a bit more comfortable.

I've been feeling absolutely great all day. Maybe I've reached one of those moments when you can actually feel a change, because I swear I feel thinner and (to me) I don't look so inflated when standing straight. Maybe not. But I feel good. I'm definitely going to keep going if it helps me feel like this more often. It's getting a lot easier to eat less at mealtimes now. I'm not craving snacks at all anymore. I'm not looking forward to weighing myself in case nothing has changed there, but I suppose that'll come with more time. No problem, I'm carrying on.

Yeah, I feel great.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 14, 2012, 07:59:54 AM
That all sounds brilliant ! And don't worry about the 'weight' - it is only one measure of one thing


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 14, 2012, 08:25:11 AM
risk getting killed multiple times.
You are not a cat.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 14, 2012, 09:32:43 AM
By now I've increased the time on the 'bike' to 30+ minutes, although only for the first 15 minutes am I working to a target (5+ miles). Today I'm taking the motorcycle to a nearby town to have some work done, and then walking back (just over 3 miles) which should be refreshing (it's bloody freezing out there).


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 14, 2012, 10:29:44 AM
I put some fresh water in the bird-bath a bit earlier, and it had frozen over in about 15 minutes. This is going to be a cold ride and walk.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 14, 2012, 11:01:43 AM
My weekly session with my personal trainer is now on a Saturday morning - came from working out in a hot room to this weather - ouch !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 14, 2012, 11:17:45 AM
I have been slacking since I got back from Peru, so starting today I am going to keep a food and exercise diary so it is staring me in the face.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 14, 2012, 11:58:39 AM
The walk back from the bike shop took 40 minutes, not quite my record, but a good time.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 14, 2012, 12:01:01 PM
I'll be heading out to pick up some stuff from the Co-Op, but after yesterday's big walk I think today is a bike day. I hope to do the 25 minutes I did the other day. Did 73 sit-ups this morning (with a break after 50). I might've miscounted, so it could've been 10 less...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 14, 2012, 12:22:34 PM
Even the 50 is very good, so don't worry about 10 here and there...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on January 14, 2012, 04:27:16 PM
I guess Wii bowling is not much of a fitness regimen, but...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 14, 2012, 10:45:55 PM
It's fun, which is more than can be said for some fitness regimes.  ;)

I only meant to have a quick snooze after tea. Instead, I slept for quite a while. Whoops. I've been feeling quite tired all day, despite having a good night's kip.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 14, 2012, 11:43:54 PM
I guess Wii bowling is not much of a fitness regimen, but...
It caused quite significant injury here.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 15, 2012, 12:38:23 AM
But he doesn't use a real bowling ball any more...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 15, 2012, 08:23:37 AM
Oh, I'm utter rubbish at real bowling.

Bowling balls could have their uses in the BEM world...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on January 15, 2012, 09:00:06 AM
Oh, I'm utter rubbish at real bowling.

Bowling balls could have their uses in the BEM world...


Simon's been sneezing bowling balls??  ::) ... no wonder the poor s*d is so ill.......


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on January 15, 2012, 09:24:54 AM
You need to stop bowling overarm.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 15, 2012, 09:35:04 AM
 :D

That is a brilliant image  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 15, 2012, 11:09:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7ecqoQc5lY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7ecqoQc5lY)

Idiot?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on January 15, 2012, 11:24:07 AM
Yep.  Idiot.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 15, 2012, 01:12:26 PM
I have been up and down a ladder numerous times this weekend.  In need of some serious calories to counteract this.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 15, 2012, 01:16:52 PM
You're only supposed to come down the snakes


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 15, 2012, 02:16:24 PM
...No, that's too easy...  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on January 15, 2012, 02:28:20 PM
I'm not doing any more decorating for a couple of weeks - then it's on to the kitchen - which definitely needs it.  I think I'll lay a new floor at the same time.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 15, 2012, 02:30:43 PM
*wonders if that's similar to laying an egg*


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on January 15, 2012, 03:39:45 PM
*wonders if that's similar to laying an egg*

Now that got a rather startling and loud laugh which sent my cats running.  Thank you Catherine!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 15, 2012, 10:53:44 PM
You're only supposed to come down the snakes

 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 16, 2012, 08:33:40 AM
So yesterday I did my sit ups, and ate a satsuma, a banana, some beef, carrots, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, beans, cabbage, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, and drank water.

This morning I am eating a banana and drinking a rooibos tea.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 16, 2012, 10:09:36 AM
So yesterday I did my sit ups, and ate a satsuma, a banana, some beef, carrots, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, beans, cabbage, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, and drank water.

This morning I am eating a banana and drinking a rooibos tea.

So far....


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 16, 2012, 10:48:59 AM
Not eaten anything else yet...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 16, 2012, 11:15:12 AM
... said Gerald the gorilla...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 16, 2012, 12:46:28 PM
For lunch I had the butternut squash and cherry tomato pasta bake.  Which appeared to have been made without the cherry tomatoes.  It came with 'salad', which was available from the salad bar, so I stocked up on tomatoes, cucumber and a bean mix.  No real flavours in any of it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 16, 2012, 01:28:18 PM
I trust you used the "3-foot salad tower" technique?

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G55msUwofDI/TwoEoCMat3I/AAAAAAAAAqU/d5G4tOYUHxc/s1600/nws08_FOOD_300_237737a.jpg)

 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 16, 2012, 01:33:19 PM
I have weighed myself this morning and was quite despondent that I have put on several pounds since the last weighin.  I initially was going to blame chocolate and cheese (my main nicotine replacement therapy) until I realised that last week, I went for a big meal on Wednesday night, Thursday had an enormous meal and bottle of wine for our Xmas do, Friday had payday chinese, Sat had lasagne and peach n mango flan and yesterday had McD and ginger cake n custard.    :o  ::) 

It is surprising I only put on a few pounds!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 16, 2012, 01:36:57 PM
Yes.  Given what you have been eating, I think you are doing very well.

Which also answers Catherine's point  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 16, 2012, 02:15:36 PM
Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 16, 2012, 02:34:24 PM
Which point was that? The gorilla one, or the 3-foot salad one?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 16, 2012, 02:52:11 PM
The 3-foot salad one.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 16, 2012, 09:10:08 PM
Went to the gym and did some rowing, my tabata, swiss ball, and finished with cycling.  Felt good, but below where I had got to, so there will be some hard work over the coming weeks.  Listened to the following while working out :

Katie Buckhaven - Running Blind
Galahad - Empires Never Last
Gazpacho - The Walk Part 1
Von Hertzen Brothers - Disciple Of The Sun
Von Hertzen Brothers - Gloria
Von Hertzen Brothers - Voices In Our Heads
Lazuli - Laisse Courir
Gazpacho - Desert Flight
Matt Stevens - Rusty
Tinyfish - I'm Not Crashing
Crippled Black Phoenix - Troublemaker

and followed that with stilton soup, smoked salmon, asparagus and salad.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 17, 2012, 12:36:56 AM
Some more sit ups before bed...which means it must be time for bed...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 17, 2012, 07:53:39 AM
Sit ups and press ups before breakfast...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 17, 2012, 08:53:25 AM
Muesli, natural yoghurt, grapefruit segments and mixed berries.

Now going to have my vitamin U drink with my garlic capsule.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 17, 2012, 10:31:11 AM
Water, peppermint tea and rooibos - I feel like I am getting back into the rhythm now.

A room became available at the hotel with the gym I like, so I will have another session there this evening.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 17, 2012, 12:52:15 PM
I don't have to go back to the physio.
Just keep doing the exercises until a knee falls apart (apparently it's some sort of race between the muscles building up or giving up).



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 17, 2012, 12:58:06 PM
Maybe you could be in the Wacky Races thread...

The lunch selection in the canteen was poor for anyone looking to eat in a healthy way  ::)

I went for the jacket potato with baked beans and mixed beans.  Bought a banana for later, too.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 17, 2012, 01:32:37 PM
exchanging my previous nrt (chocolate) for love hearts and frosties


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 17, 2012, 01:37:03 PM
Whatever makes it happen  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 17, 2012, 02:16:14 PM
enjoying the frosties, they are just the right chewiness in the middle, sometimes they are rock hard and that isn't right


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 17, 2012, 02:17:18 PM
I can't see them changing their slogan, sorry.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 17, 2012, 02:18:50 PM
the description is Kola flavour hard candy with a chewy centre - therefore they should have a chewy centre


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 17, 2012, 02:20:06 PM
So you are not talking about frosties the breakfast cereal ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 17, 2012, 02:21:06 PM
I thought you were talking about breakfast cereal....

(http://img.tapatalk.com/4fadbf9e-83ce-9ba9.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 17, 2012, 02:21:30 PM
eugh no - I cannot understand ruining perfectly good cornflakes with "frosting"


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 17, 2012, 02:23:02 PM
can't work out how to get a pic quickly but these http://www.shinyshack.com/product.php?prid=212712&pn=Frosties-Kola-Rolls---Pack-of-10


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 17, 2012, 02:24:01 PM
So instead you eat these bundles of sugar  :D
(http://img.icefoundry.co.uk/l_frosties_kolarolls.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 17, 2012, 02:25:05 PM
sweets are supposed to be sweet, cereal is not


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 17, 2012, 02:25:34 PM
Chocolate is probably less harmful.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 17, 2012, 02:26:51 PM
Chocolate is probably less harmful.
This ^


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 17, 2012, 02:29:31 PM
Less fat in Frosties (ie none)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 17, 2012, 02:29:57 PM
Yes, only sugar...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 17, 2012, 02:38:44 PM
sweets are supposed to be sweet, cereal is not
And yet cereal mostly is...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 17, 2012, 05:02:21 PM
Ate a banana.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 17, 2012, 07:16:56 PM
And off to the gym I go...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 17, 2012, 07:21:27 PM
Now back from the garage - exercycling in low temperatures while listening to compilation cassetes made up to 20 years ago. The music was generally excellent, and the calorie counter on the bike got to 1300 when I decided to quit.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 17, 2012, 08:10:23 PM
Too many people in the gym for my liking, and it meant I could not get near the weights machine, and pretty much had to go for whichever other machine was available...  Managed to do some rowing (not with the others in the gym), cycling, hill climbing and swiss ball.  Will make up for it with sit ups, press ups and plank later.  The iPod Shuffle did its best to replay yesterday as well  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 18, 2012, 01:29:40 AM
I have lost a couple of pounds. It's a start. Onwards.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 18, 2012, 01:32:05 AM
It's more than just a start, you fool ! Well done !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 18, 2012, 09:02:10 AM
Sit ups last night, then sit ups and press ups this morning, and an apple for breakfast.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 18, 2012, 09:08:44 AM
I have bought sugar free polos.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 18, 2012, 09:09:41 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 18, 2012, 11:53:27 AM
Snacking on pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds - certainly feels like I am getting my eating and my appetite under control again.  Getting back to drinking water has a lot to do with that as well.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 18, 2012, 03:03:02 PM
The lemon and ginger tea I had earlier was delicious.  And now I am eating some dates and drinking peppermint tea.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 18, 2012, 03:05:48 PM
I'm drinking a cup of Yorkshire tea out of my scary mug.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/19/!BLw!NVgBWk~$(KGrHgoOKikEjlLm,nRlBJg8COmpgQ~~_35.JPG)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 18, 2012, 03:11:49 PM
I just had a ginger biscuit - it was yummy.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 18, 2012, 03:12:31 PM
The scary mug is a big red cross to me...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 18, 2012, 03:56:10 PM
Probably too scary for you anyway.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 18, 2012, 04:03:01 PM
I got scared by seeing a Ghost on here, so you're probably right.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 18, 2012, 05:30:45 PM
Eating another apple before starting my drive to Gatwick.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 18, 2012, 08:19:41 PM
I've just achieved a personal target on the exercycle of over 6 miles in 15 minutes, followed by the next 15 minutes of slightly more relaxed pedalling. I'm sure it's a one-off for a while, but at least it shows it can be done.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 18, 2012, 08:22:54 PM
It's only a one-off if you allow it to be ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 18, 2012, 08:42:11 PM
Tomorrow evening I'm a bit pushed for time, I'll still do at least 15 minutes, but I need mor conditioning to achieve the target consistently. My legs are still feeling a bit 'distant' at the moment, and i stopped pedalling about 45 minutes ago.
At least my pulse rate didn't go off the scale this time.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on January 18, 2012, 10:31:57 PM
Somebody please tell me how I can get back on the wagon?

I was doing so well up to about September, with regular exercise, proper food and not even wanting to eat crap.

Since then, I've had a chest infection, an ear infection and a throat infection, spent a week apiece in Australia and the US, and had 2 weeks of Christmas excesses- so not only have I been eating rubbish but I haven't been able to exercise.

I'm slowly feeling well again but it's so, so hard to get motivated when it's cold and dark and I'm so busy at work and I'm knackered by the time I'm done for the day.

Someone help! I lost 18lbs last year  and I've put at least 10 back on.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 18, 2012, 10:39:30 PM
My motivation was simple - do these exercises or various parts of your anatomy will start to fail.
When put like that, the exercises started.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 18, 2012, 10:40:57 PM
Looking on the bright side, you're still 8lb down. It'll get easier now as the shortest day has been and gone.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 18, 2012, 11:11:33 PM
James - I am trying to come through the same thing, so you could try what I am doing and keep an exercise and food diary, so that it is there in writing in front of you... I have found that to be a good motivation.

Maybe also sign up for another run, so you have a target to aim for.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 19, 2012, 08:28:55 AM
Didn't get round to eating last night...and also missed doing some sit ups.

Did my sit ups this morning and had an apple for breakfast.  Got my water and a rooibos tea.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 19, 2012, 08:38:29 AM
What about your vitamin U?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 19, 2012, 10:12:28 AM
That's in my water.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 19, 2012, 05:00:41 PM
Uuuurgh.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 19, 2012, 05:04:51 PM
Where do you keep yours ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 19, 2012, 10:17:40 PM
pie!  v nice pie! and more wine! and ssssh don't tell the husband but a cheeky drag on a fag too  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 19, 2012, 10:33:55 PM
and ssssh don't tell the husband but a cheeky drag on a fag too  ;D

You should really grow your hair long if people keep thinking you're a boy.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 19, 2012, 10:39:39 PM
I realised that I made the rare target of reaching my five a day in the form of an onion, a pepper, an orange, a banana and apple juice. And I've just done 21 minutes/5 miles on the exercycle.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 19, 2012, 11:01:39 PM
I haven't eaten much today, which has its pluses and minuses.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 19, 2012, 11:44:00 PM
Surely it's more about when and what you eat rather than how much?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 19, 2012, 11:47:40 PM
Precisely - I have not been eating at the right times.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 20, 2012, 08:40:52 AM
No exercises this morning.

Apple, water, vitamin U and garlic capsule for breakfast.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 20, 2012, 09:22:24 AM
If the Vitamin U doesn't keep the vampires away, the garlic certainly will.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 20, 2012, 09:24:17 AM
I've not encountered any vampires...yet...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 20, 2012, 01:11:14 PM
Fish sushi selection for lunch.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 20, 2012, 02:42:54 PM
Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds.  Need to stock up on nuts.

Squirrel.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 20, 2012, 03:19:50 PM
I found a powerful motivator this morning. I almost booked some riding lessons through Groupon until I read the small print  and realised that I was above the maximum permitted weight.  :-[



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 20, 2012, 03:24:31 PM
They probably just had wussy horses  >:(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 20, 2012, 03:40:58 PM
Shetland ponies, obviously!

Larger ladies than me ride - as can be seen from the fuller fillies website (http://www.topgearequestrian.co.uk/page-37/fuller-fillies-spring-and-summer-2011.html)...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 20, 2012, 03:43:07 PM
I'm amazed our content filter didn't block that site. I enjoyed my visit very much.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 20, 2012, 03:43:30 PM
I'm really not going to look at that.

This is how I picture you riding...
(http://simplymarvelous.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/thelwell6.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 20, 2012, 03:47:17 PM
No, more like the second rider in the line in this pic...

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_lf2gCDuEGkE/TIys3hQXDPI/AAAAAAAAAYg/aPv2H2QFKXM/s1600/thelwell6.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 20, 2012, 03:59:21 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 20, 2012, 04:03:58 PM
Eating a banana


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on January 20, 2012, 04:06:24 PM
I've not encountered any vampires...yet...

I guess it works.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 20, 2012, 08:27:23 PM
It wasn't quite a one-off: 6.05 miles in 15 minutes on the exercycle.
Still got to learn how to breathe (useful I know).


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 20, 2012, 09:15:53 PM
In through the nose, out through the mouth...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 20, 2012, 10:57:20 PM
Or, the SpamBot way, in through one ear, out through the other.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 20, 2012, 10:58:40 PM
Breathing through my ears makes me lighter because there is no weight in my lungs.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 20, 2012, 11:46:20 PM
The theory is all very well, in practice not so good.
Hence more practice.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 21, 2012, 12:24:54 AM
Once we have moved in I can start getting to sleep earlier.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 21, 2012, 06:59:04 AM
surely the idea of moving in together is so you don't go to sleep earlier  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 21, 2012, 12:11:32 PM
Why's that, then?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 21, 2012, 12:12:10 PM
In through the nose, out through the mouth...

Ah, that's the right way around! I thought it might be either that or mouth in, nose out.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 21, 2012, 04:01:57 PM
Why's that, then?

because they are shooting zombies together on the xbox


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 21, 2012, 04:50:14 PM
Of course!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 21, 2012, 04:56:03 PM
I got some hamster food from Asda, AKA triple berry seed mix. My mouth now tastes like a pet shop.

I also finally found one of those Nakd bars, so I had to try one. It was cocoa and orange (or whatever) and it was rather... full on.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 21, 2012, 05:14:54 PM
Try to find the mint chocolate one - I could live on them !

And we have no xBox...yet...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 22, 2012, 11:48:27 AM
So totally fed up.  Wednesday will be 4 weeks.  I know you lot keep telling me to stop thinking about them but I can't.  Feel almost bereaved, always feel like something is missing.  It's not the physical craving, that is well controlled through lozenges and gum and sugar and chocolate and just constantly eating.  Mentally I have seriously got the arse.  I thought that was supposed to get easier but unlike the physical craving which eases (specially after the first 3 days) the mental craving is getting worse.

It doesn't help that over the last 4 weeks I have felt like crap.  My mouth has been sore for the past 3 weeks, hard to describe but it is horrid.  My eczema has gone loopy and my arms and back are really itchy.  When I walk to the station the exhaust fumes make my asthma irritated.  My nose has been blocked for the last couple of weeks.  I hate the smell of London so when my nose is blocked it is a relief.  And today I do have a full blown cold.

So, stopping smoking is good for you???


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 22, 2012, 11:59:19 AM
As a fellow eczema and asthma sufferer I can sympathise with at least part of this.

It is, apparently, well-established that smoking suppresses certain allergies, including some asthma triggers. I've never smoked myself, but both of my parents did, and I never suffered from asthma when I lived with them - it only started after I went to University, living in a smoke-free hall of residence. My eczema went berserk, too, though that calmed down after a few weeks (it might have had as much to do with the different in the water as anything).

It's a balancing act, isn't it? It's still better for you not to smoke, longer term, than otherwise.

The cold is jus bad bloody luck...hope it buggers off quickly.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 22, 2012, 12:10:23 PM
So, stopping smoking is good for you???

Eventually, yes of course.

I smoked too much during December gigs so I'm going to make a stab at having a smoke-free year in 2012.

I got to the point whre I could just have a couple at a gig, but then had loads of gigs one after each other and made myself feel like sh*te.

Actually got on the Wii fit board today for the first time in ages. Might have to try and keep going a bit, but good intentions rarely last. Even if I could do every other day for a few weeks that would help.

Will be sat on my arse watching the snooker this afternoon though.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on January 22, 2012, 12:19:54 PM
The Antibiotics and the Christmas cake are all finished so thought I should re-enter this thread and share some good news I've just found:

  :) WALNUTS ARE GOOD FOR YOU  :)

 - says a research team from Scranton University, Pennsylvania.

Research shows they contain higher levels of key antioxidant than any other nut.....are packed with polyphenols,which lower cholesterol and protect against liver damage......you need only eat about seven  8)  walnuts a day to get the full health benefits.....


.....but it doesn't sat what I should do with the chocolate whippy bit below the walnut?  ???


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on January 22, 2012, 12:32:04 PM

So, stopping smoking is good for you???

yes,  it Really REally REALLY is ...

Your body is acclimatizing to a not getting a regular hit of a fairly powerful, addictive drug, 'tis all.
So its having a little wobble (the eczema, asthma) as it readjusts, the cold is a nuisance but should not distract you from a long term goal....
Can you do some things to boost the positive endorphins?
..take a walk in the park? rather than stinky streets...
Boost your vitamin intake to give your immune system a helping hand
... eat good food .....not just eating chocolate but having fun making chocolate cake with the little folk?
Have a warm bath to ease the itches and some mental chill time....

In your head you do know it will pay off in the long run...  and we will hug you when you need us to  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 22, 2012, 12:56:31 PM

So, stopping smoking is good for you???

Yes it is. After being a 20-a-day smoker for more time than I like to remember, it really does improve.
I actually enjoyed smoking, and the problem in giving up was the odd feeling of what to do with your hands instead. One of the odd methods I used was a notebook. Instead of reaching for a cigarette, i reached for a pen and paper and just jotted something down, whether it's a thought of what's for tea, or a reminder of something to watch on TV, and after a while the requirement of the hands to do something eases.
I'm not saying any of that's easy, but keep going.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 22, 2012, 01:16:36 PM
I know - just feeling a bit sorry for myself cos of the cold.  Also I hate wasting my weekend lying around being pathetic.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 22, 2012, 04:08:13 PM
Don't worry about it, Ash. It's like anything new - as soon as you break through that initial uncomfortable barrier, it'll be easy street for you.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 22, 2012, 04:12:15 PM
I've not been having sensible bedtimes (or at least sensible waking up times) so I definitely need to get that sorted out. Haven't done much exercise over the last two or so days apart from the sit-ups and press-ups in the morning. Eating's been fine though, so that's good. Water intake is good, too.

I'll have to go for a walk later on. It'll be nice to have an evening walk again. Clear-ish skies too, so I might be able to get a bit of stargazing in as well.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 22, 2012, 07:48:37 PM
Ash - have you tried taking those fizzy vitamin C tablets ? They should give you a boost and help kick against the cold. Garlic capsules are also good for stopping getting colds in the first place.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 23, 2012, 06:55:21 AM
I appear to have given the cold to my husband  ;D I feel a lot better today  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 07:36:46 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 07:51:25 AM
I spent the weekend moving boxes (and some pictures), which involved going up steep steps to the front door, then a flight of stairs, and round a few corners.  I feel like I got a full-body workout each day !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 23, 2012, 11:13:16 AM
Right. My name is Catherine, and I'm tubbier than I would like to be.

I need to lose some lard, for a variety of reasons (complaints about snoring being one of them  :-[ and persistent heartburn being another). I've even gone and bought myself some Nakd bars, and am upping my activity levels. My starting weight - let us call it X - is rather more than I would like it to be. My target is 40lb less.

Help!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on January 23, 2012, 11:17:01 AM
If you sleep on your side, you don't snore.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 23, 2012, 11:18:23 AM
If you sleep on a treadmill, do you lose weight?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 23, 2012, 11:19:52 AM
Yes you do. Please let us know how much you lost once you've tried it.  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 11:20:31 AM
Regulate the carbs and do some exercise.

Simples.

No cheese naan, though.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 23, 2012, 11:26:28 AM
If you sleep on your side, you don't snore.

Sadly not true in my case  :'(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on January 23, 2012, 11:35:10 AM
If you sleep on your side, you don't snore.

Sadly not true in my case  :'(

oh noes!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 23, 2012, 12:25:48 PM
And most definitely not true where anybody I know who snores is concerned.  >:(

Today, I am still blocked up but not too much pressure and at least something is coming out when I blow my nose.  (Is that too much info??  ;D)

Trying to be a bit healthier with lunch choice so have replaced crisps with pineapple chunks and tea with a vitamin enhanced tropicana drink.  I don't think I will get that again, I prefer normal orange juice. 

I will not be going on a diet until after my holiday weekend which is only a couple of weeks away! 



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 23, 2012, 01:13:09 PM
All-bran with a dollop of yogurt for breakfast - this was good; I didn't get hungry until lunchtime.
Vegetable soup for lunch (plus a nakd bar for the afternoon) and a walk to get it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on January 23, 2012, 01:14:26 PM
Kind of getting back into the weight-loss frame of mind. Mrs P (gawd bless 'er) has identified an online diet thingy (essentially just counting calories really) that provides menus/recipes selections and culminates in the production of a printable shopping list.
We're only 10 days in so far but progress is good, I lost 1 pound in the first 3 days and 7 pounds over the last week. This large loss is largely due to the fact that weightloss is largely overdue in my case!
The main thing has been reduction in portion size after the blow-out that was Christmas.
Not really doing any exercise either.

plus a nakd bar for the afternoon
Crikey, I didn't think you went to such places...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 01:18:53 PM
It is very important to drink water through the day - that will often stop you mistakenly thinking you are hungry.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 23, 2012, 02:08:24 PM
Well, I've had my nakd bar. A "berry cheeky" one.

Can't say I enjoyed the experience much. I'm sure they're absolutely delicious - if you're the sort of person that likes eating gritty putty. But will it be sufficient to stop me wanting to cram my face with biscuits, etc, later on?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 02:11:55 PM
Drink water; eat nuts and seeds; try some of the nakd bars which contain cocoa.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on January 23, 2012, 02:58:10 PM
There's always the dwarf bread.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 23, 2012, 03:07:43 PM
There's ALWAYS the dwarf bread.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 23, 2012, 03:26:46 PM
what is dwarf bread?



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 03:27:22 PM
You don't want dwarf bread.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 23, 2012, 03:31:07 PM
Drink water; eat nuts and seeds; try some of the nakd bars which contain cocoa.

Chocolate-flavoured gritty putty?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 03:38:42 PM
Not just chocolate flavoured - it contains real cocoa.

And I find those less gritty than the berry one.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 23, 2012, 03:44:20 PM
So far I've kept away from the biscuits in the office.

One day at a time...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 03:45:10 PM
One tin of biscuits at a time.  Sweet Jesus !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 23, 2012, 03:53:46 PM
No, no, no tins of biscuits.

I took the special precaution of buying biscuits in the supermarket yesterday that I do not like (custard creams and shortcakes), so I won't be at all tempted to eat them, and also some nakd bars which I thought I might like. Unfortunately I'm not very tempted to eat them either.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 23, 2012, 03:55:11 PM
So don't eat anything. Simples!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 03:59:38 PM
Nuts.  Eat nuts, Catherine.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 23, 2012, 04:01:57 PM
I remember you showing me your nuts at the Cambridge Rock Festival.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 04:04:51 PM
And do you remember how tasty and tempting they looked ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on January 23, 2012, 04:07:18 PM
*runs screaming from the building*


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 23, 2012, 04:14:18 PM
And do you remember how tasty and tempting they looked ?

If you will recall, I declined your offer of a nibble. I didn't like the look of them much, and thought the way in which they were presented did them no favours.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 04:15:06 PM
So it was only really the presentation you faulted - nothing a bow or two wouldn't fix.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 23, 2012, 04:16:25 PM
No, I thought the nuts themselves were nothing special. A bow wouldn't have helped.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 04:20:38 PM
Maybe you're more of a fruit/dried fruit person - how do you feel about plums or prunes ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 23, 2012, 04:30:19 PM
Now you certainly could have tempted me with them!  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 04:31:30 PM
Well, you should nibble on some plums when you feel like you need a bit, then.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on January 23, 2012, 04:33:17 PM
*smashes own head in with a hammer*


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 23, 2012, 04:34:23 PM
What's up, Simon? Doesn't that hurt?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 04:36:00 PM
It would be a more direct route to weight loss with most people...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: clairew on January 23, 2012, 06:55:17 PM
I really shouldn't have read this in the staff room


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 07:30:13 PM
Out loud ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: clairew on January 23, 2012, 07:32:19 PM
I'm not that stupid....


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 23, 2012, 07:42:55 PM
There are times that I wish I did not have such a vivid imagination. But I'm now picturing SpamBot dancing around, a la Beyonce, singing "Cuz if you liked it then you should have put a bow on it"...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 07:56:51 PM
My bum is not the size of Beyonce's...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 23, 2012, 09:02:28 PM
It's just a question of proportion.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 09:32:40 PM
Are you saying my bum looks big in this thread ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 23, 2012, 10:06:14 PM
If the bow fits...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 10:24:37 PM
It is a small bow


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 24, 2012, 12:40:40 PM
another luncheon without crisps but that doesn't seem important anymore


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 24, 2012, 12:59:49 PM
Everything is important - just some things are more important.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 24, 2012, 01:49:07 PM
Not just chocolate flavoured - it contains real cocoa.

And I find those less gritty than the berry one.

OK - I've just tried a cocoa loco nakd bar.

I can confirm that though they may contain real cocoa, they are still like gritty putty. I think it's the raw peanuts in them that I don't care for particularly. Are there any nakd bars that aren't so peanutty?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 24, 2012, 01:52:22 PM
Possibly, but they are all RAW.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 24, 2012, 10:28:59 PM
2 days of keeping a food journal. Everything is logged in it, including the putty bars. I hope to be able to record weight losses in there too.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on January 24, 2012, 10:39:12 PM
If you fancy keeping an online food journal and turning it into a Facebook style social thing too, if you so choose, you could join Pedro and I at www.myfitnesspal.com...

Surprisingly effective, I lost my 18lbs that way.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 24, 2012, 10:46:46 PM
This evening we had trout with baby sweetcorn and carrot mash. All I can take credit for is eating it :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 24, 2012, 10:56:11 PM
If you fancy keeping an online food journal and turning it into a Facebook style social thing too, if you so choose, you could join Pedro and I at www.myfitnesspal.com...

Surprisingly effective, I lost my 18lbs that way.

Might have a look at that, but I'm all set up with SparkPeople now...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 24, 2012, 11:22:25 PM
Have had a look at it. The food tracker's pretty good. I thought I'd have a look at the other members and was a bit concerned when I found that Pedro was a 61-year old female...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 24, 2012, 11:24:03 PM
Ah, he's probably discovered that females are allowed a higher body fat percentage


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on January 24, 2012, 11:49:56 PM
They definitely get fewer calories allocated though!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 24, 2012, 11:51:45 PM
That's just SO UNFAIR.  >:(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 24, 2012, 11:59:32 PM
I think it proves God is a man.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 26, 2012, 01:18:31 PM
Hd prwns with spinch nd pine kernels pst from M&S - delicious.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 26, 2012, 01:37:42 PM
Hvn't hd lunch yet. Strving.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 26, 2012, 02:16:27 PM
I had cereal for lunch. OK, so I woke up at 11:00.

We're having some smoked fish dish for tea. Smoked fish (no, really), veggies, egg and rice. Sounds yum.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 26, 2012, 02:45:17 PM
Smoke me a kipper, I'll be bck for brekfst?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 26, 2012, 02:48:06 PM
Smoke me a kipper, I'll be bck for brekfst?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 26, 2012, 02:48:36 PM
 :-[


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 26, 2012, 02:52:33 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 26, 2012, 03:01:21 PM
Went into the kitchen t work nd, to my horror, sw  big plte of muffins. Including my bsolute fvourite, white chocolte nd rspberry. (There's not much I wouldn't do for one of those. My mouth is still wtering at the thought.)

Mnged, with extreme difficulty, to summon up some reserves of willpower, look the other wy nd mke myself the cup of te tht I ws plnning on hving. Hve jst eten  smll bnn but m still thinking sadly bout the muffins.  :'(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 26, 2012, 03:05:00 PM
Went into the kitchen t work nd, to my horror, sw  big plte of muffins. Including my bsolute fvourite, white chocolte nd rspberry. (There's not much I wouldn't do for one of those. My mouth is still wtering at the thought.)

Mnged, with extreme difficulty, to summon up some reserves of willpower, look the other wy nd mke myself the cup of te tht I ws plnning on hving. Hve jst eten  smll bnn but m still thinking sadly bout the muffins.  :'(

I cn tell they hve ffected you.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 27, 2012, 01:45:11 PM
Yes, but I managed to stay strong regardless.

Today I've had another gritty putty bar. Only 2 more of the berry ones and 3 more of the cocoa ones to go. I don't think I'll be rushing to buy any more.

I've found that if I plan my meals in advance, I don't end up thinking about food all afternoon, which is a good thing.
And I'm taking advantage of today being non-rainy so I've had a walk at lunchtime.

I've joined Pedro and James on myfitnesspal.com. It's quite encouraging - a good food library so I have really no excuse not to use it to track my food intake, and very user friendly. Plus it tells you at the end of each day that if you carry on like you are doing, you'll be a particular weight by a certain date - 4 or 5 weeks in the future - which gives you something to aim for.

The next hurdle to get through is my son's birthday on Sunday. He'll be requiring a birthday cake, and probably copious quantities of pizza as well. Haven't quite worked out how I'm going to handle that yet.



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 27, 2012, 03:25:57 PM
Get your mouth sewn closed this evening.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 27, 2012, 03:30:44 PM
Good plan.  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 27, 2012, 03:32:55 PM
I'm full of them  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 27, 2012, 03:34:48 PM
Full of something, anyway.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 27, 2012, 06:45:30 PM
Full of not fat :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 27, 2012, 08:08:27 PM
Full of putty?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 27, 2012, 09:36:43 PM
Good putty.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 27, 2012, 10:58:08 PM
You shouldn't eat putty.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 28, 2012, 09:03:40 AM
Because of the sugar content ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 28, 2012, 01:32:42 PM
No, because of the putty content.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 28, 2012, 01:44:15 PM
Yesterday, I went down the pub. Yesterday was a bad day for healthy living.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on January 28, 2012, 03:35:42 PM
25 lengths in 30 minutes
then 5 more super slow ones just for fun
2 hours ironing

Must be time to rest now surely?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 28, 2012, 03:36:38 PM
No, no - I'll send over my ironing so that you can continue, now that you've got into a rhythm!  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 28, 2012, 03:58:09 PM
I've just been for a walk, just over a mile and collected some more firewood.
It's been less than a week with this cold, but it's obviously knocked the my system back because I'm quite worn out.
I might go for a 'relaxed' exercycle later.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 28, 2012, 07:52:38 PM
I had a small amount of chocolate while I was in the cinema. They made me feel a bit sick. So hurrah, I think I'm now conditioned against chocolate!  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on January 28, 2012, 08:52:49 PM
I got out for a walk today - it was really muddy and I got lost.  I went through a shooting party - I hate guns.  The people seemed friendly, but seeing a couple of dozen dead birds made me rather sad.  Still, I did see a deer later.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 29, 2012, 03:47:16 PM
Had my session with my trainer yesterday and we worked on some abs exercises. I did my sit ups this morning. Won't have to leave the house so early tomorrow, but will be up anyway because Debbie will be going into work early, so am planning a big exercise session before heading off refreshed to my meeting.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 29, 2012, 04:51:39 PM
Had a walk this morning, but spent several hours this afternoon at a meeting in Bristol. Volunteered for another year of meetings. Now back at home feeling yuck, not as bad as yesterday though, so it'll be back tio work tomorrow.
Still no cycling, no lungs yet.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 29, 2012, 04:56:15 PM
Tonight I'll be struggling to negotiate the calorie-fest that is my 17-y-o son's 17th birthday...

He's requested home-made pizza topped with pesto chicken and olives, with banoffee pie to follow. I'm making various salads to accompany it as well.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on January 29, 2012, 05:51:40 PM
I put on some weight over Xmas and start of jan. I've lost a pound and a half in the last week or so. My aim is to get to 16.5 stone before Xmas this year. I have my cholesterol and liver function blood test in 3 weeks so I've been watching my alcohol intake.

I may have a beer next Sat though.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on January 29, 2012, 08:57:46 PM
Roast chicken lunch  ;D

Cheesecake & cherry conserve for desert  ;D

Celery tomorrow  :(  and Tuesday   :(  and Wednesday  :(  and Thursday   :(  so might as well go for the full house and have celery on Friday too :(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: RobH on January 29, 2012, 09:14:38 PM
You can over-do celery.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 29, 2012, 09:41:09 PM
Or you can deep fry it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on January 29, 2012, 09:48:35 PM
Celery with chocolate dip.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 29, 2012, 09:56:46 PM
I want for my hour-long walk before Top Gear, which was very nice. Cool temperature and very light rain kept me refreshed all the way. Five a day fruit and veg target achieved again, though not by design. I just like fruit and veg.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 29, 2012, 10:45:42 PM
Braised celery is *lovely*


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 30, 2012, 07:11:31 AM
how can you braise something which is basically water?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 30, 2012, 08:33:00 AM
Cut a head of celery into 2cm chunks, bung it in a saucepan with a knob of butter (about 10g) and a pinch of salt on quite a high heat until it starts to brown, then clap the lid on and turn the heat right down for 10-15 minutes, giving the pan a shake every couple of minutes. If there's a lot of liquid in the pan at the end, bubble for a couple of minutes with the lid off.

This method also works brilliantly for fennel and courgettes.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 30, 2012, 08:51:00 AM
Did a variety of sit ups and press ups this morning, and had a handful of cashew nuts for breakfast - doubt the food at the meeting will be 'healthy'


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 30, 2012, 06:14:49 PM
Today I have mostly eaten pine nuts and sunflower seeds. I had some melon and orange for lunch, but the rest of what was on offer was best left alone.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on January 30, 2012, 11:24:59 PM
Cairn made a lovely quinoa and chicken dish with fresh veggies; broccoli and red pepper.  yum.

time for the Ben and Jerrys....


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on January 31, 2012, 07:39:39 AM
celery is evil, braising is too good for it


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 07:43:24 AM
celery is evil, braising is too good for it

Like.  No, I don't.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 31, 2012, 01:37:34 PM
Right. My name is Catherine, and I'm tubbier than I would like to be.

I need to lose some lard, for a variety of reasons (complaints about snoring being one of them  :-[ and persistent heartburn being another). I've even gone and bought myself some Nakd bars, and am upping my activity levels. My starting weight - let us call it X - is rather more than I would like it to be. My target is 40lb less.

Help!

Now X - 4lb. That's 10% of the way! In a week!
Heartburn is improving - not eating in the evenings after dinner helps that immensely.
I still can't get the hang of SpamBot's putty bars though. Nasty things.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 02:10:07 PM
Yay ! Well done - now keep it going.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 31, 2012, 02:55:34 PM
Not sure I can keep the putty bars going. Nasty things.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 02:57:17 PM
Just have one with you...and don't eat it  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 31, 2012, 02:57:57 PM
Is that your new motto then?

"Fill your pockets with putty"?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 02:58:42 PM
If you don't eat it, then just think of the calories you will not eat.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 04:46:19 PM
Mint choc putty is yummy.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 31, 2012, 04:54:44 PM
I'm prepared to try it - once...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 04:59:22 PM
It is my favourite.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on January 31, 2012, 09:20:44 PM
They didn't have the mint choc ones in Asda. Walk this evening took slightly less time. The cold must've sped me up.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on January 31, 2012, 10:12:54 PM
Checked out Myfitnesspal at lunchtime   :)

Too late now to signup - must remember tomorrow.....or the next day.....or maybe the day after that....... ;)



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 31, 2012, 10:13:56 PM
Just do it...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 10:24:43 PM
Before...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 31, 2012, 10:30:24 PM
...SpamBot force-feeds you a putty bar...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 10:44:17 PM
In some countries that is considered a delicacy


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 31, 2012, 11:24:56 PM
Which ones would they be, then?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 11:30:49 PM
Bognor and some outlying areas of Tibet


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 01:01:58 PM
Our canteen would not recognise 'healthy' if it slapped it round the face with a bit of that long green thing which is crunchy...might be a vegetable...

So for 'lunch' today I am having a tub of tuna and a tub of cheddar cheese.  Or the choice was carbs + carbs, or carbs + fat.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 01, 2012, 01:12:53 PM
I didn't realise that the "tub" was an accepted unit of measurement...

Today's lunch has been the last of some bean, pea, veg and barley soup that I made at the weekend (parp!) and I have a banana planned for this afternoon. There is also a putty bar sitting on my desk, daring me to be hungry.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 01:25:31 PM
I thought that said barley soap  :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 01, 2012, 01:29:51 PM
I'm a clean-living kind of a girl  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 01:34:53 PM
Wilf's going to spit his tea again  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 01, 2012, 01:49:49 PM
I've learned my lesson.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 01, 2012, 02:32:27 PM
I need to sort out my sleeping pattern. I'm in danger of becoming nocturnal again.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 02:33:35 PM
Or you could become an owl.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 01, 2012, 02:35:06 PM
are pandas nocturnal?


how about stooges?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 02:39:27 PM
Or panda stooges.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 01, 2012, 05:01:43 PM
pooges.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 05:16:28 PM
Outside of Wilf's remit right now.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 01, 2012, 05:39:03 PM
Fortunately that seems to be no longer a problem.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 05:39:50 PM
Thanks for the update !


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 01, 2012, 05:40:09 PM
Any time :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 05:40:43 PM
There's a separate thread for time.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 01, 2012, 05:42:30 PM
Is there a separate thread for "Wilf's had a poo today"?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 05:44:23 PM
There will be once your stooge gets his finger out.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 05:44:48 PM
Oh, that sounds so wrong  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 01, 2012, 06:03:05 PM
...SpamBot force-feeds you a putty bar...

I've been deliberately keeping out of the putty bar debate
I actually really like them  :) ....but I like the whole dried fruit thing generally and they are mainly squished dried fruit....
....they are just ridiculously overpriced for what they are and the domestic manager only purchases them on special offer....



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 06:04:38 PM
...SpamBot force-feeds you a putty bar...

I've been deliberately keeping out of the putty bar debate
I actually really like them  :) ....but I like the whole dried fruit thing generally and they are mainly squished dried fruit....
....they are just ridiculously overpriced for what they are and the domestic manager only purchases them on special offer....



In your face, Catherine !

Or not, because you don't like them.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 01, 2012, 06:27:31 PM
There will be once your stooge gets his finger out.

no, no, no.

just no.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 01, 2012, 10:05:43 PM
No pencils required.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 01, 2012, 10:20:11 PM
No calories in pencils!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 03, 2012, 08:38:29 AM
Yesterday morning I did my sit ups and press ups.  I then ended up eating very little during the day...which was actually good, in a way, because I was driving for most of it and resisted having a big bag of crisps to dip into...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 04, 2012, 04:58:40 PM
I had a large breakfast in Wetherspoons this morning and I'm still feeling full from it, which is good as it means my appetite isn't as big as it used to be. I think the cold may also have something to do with it. I think it'll just be some soup for me whenever I feel hungry again. I've got a natural yogurt in the fridge too, which I may save for tonight's EIMA. The cold has also drained all of my energy and there's snow everywhere, so no walk today.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 04, 2012, 05:33:54 PM
I love walking in the snow...at 5000m !

My body fat had started to go back up over Christmas, and had then stabilised, and this week it has gone down - normal service is resumed :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 04, 2012, 05:38:46 PM
I weighed myself again on Friday. Even fully dressed and with a full stomach, I was under 16 stone.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 04, 2012, 06:26:01 PM
I started in on a second bowl of Sugar Smacks (well, that's what they used to be called...) when my head said, "NO!  Throw this shit away!"  so down the drain they went, and I made an egg on toast.

my sugar intake may be beginning to catch up with me...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 05, 2012, 11:08:27 AM
Instead of going for a walk and then hopping in the car to go and get the papers, I decided to leave the car under it's cover, and just walk to the next village instead.
Total round trip of just over 5 miles, in the snow and ice, took me almost 90 minutes.
Actually really nice, not too cold, no snow or rain falling, and no wind.
And I saw lots of bunnies running around.
The birds aren't too happy with the frozen lakes though.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 05, 2012, 11:18:25 AM
So how man calories are burnt via snow clearing........

Does it count the same if the snow melts faster than I can clear it?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 05, 2012, 04:00:13 PM
I did my sit ups and plank this morning, and then cleared snow. Just had winter vegetable soup for lunch.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 05, 2012, 04:23:44 PM
I had winter vegetable soup too. It was going to be leek and potato, but I found half an elderly swede, some rather limp celery, and a couple of carrots, so bunged those in too. Yum.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 05, 2012, 05:37:54 PM
Debbie ate the leek and potato...and as she was doing the cooking it seemed wrong to complain ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 07, 2012, 04:18:05 PM
And last night we ate sea bass, swede and potato mash and long stem brocolli cooked in salt and chilli olive oil.  Delicious and potentially healthy.

Snacking on nuts and seeds today, and had couscous for lunch.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 08, 2012, 10:58:43 AM
I'm going to be even more strict with food intake from now on after my relaxed period for the Super Bowl. I didn't actually indulge that much, which I'm rather proud of, but I certainly haven't been moving around as much as I should have been. So, it's been a banana for breakfast after fifty five sit ups and it'll probably be soup for lunch and a small amount of pasta, tuna and veg for tea.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 08, 2012, 02:57:32 PM
damn!  I forgot my banana!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 08, 2012, 03:13:33 PM
I had a sweet potato salad for lunch.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 08, 2012, 04:00:38 PM
I have smoked a little this week.  I have decided that it is 99.99999999% likely that I will visit coffee shops over the weekend so will give up again on Tuesday.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 08, 2012, 06:57:07 PM
I love coffee.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 08, 2012, 10:04:19 PM
I detest it.  Will be drinking chocomel.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 08, 2012, 10:25:33 PM
Coffee shops aren't for coffee


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 08, 2012, 11:29:50 PM
Don't confuse the tourists.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 09, 2012, 01:13:04 AM
I love my Keurig.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 09, 2012, 01:26:50 AM
Last week, I sat in a Starbucks writing a letter to a friend and drinking a mug of some triple-worded coffee and listening to Wilco. It was the first time I've ever felt like I could be considered 'normal'.  :D ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 09, 2012, 07:14:34 AM
So long as the 'letter' you were 'writing' to a 'friend' was actually an update to your facebook status


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 09, 2012, 12:45:43 PM
Nope. Paper, pen, in an envelope with a stamp on it and a written address sent via Royal Mail. Keepin' it realz, innit?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 09, 2012, 12:51:59 PM
Bloody hippy.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 09, 2012, 01:01:33 PM
I've done something to my right shoulder, but I don't know what. I first started feeling aches and the odd pain in it about a week ago and since then it's definitely gotten more noticeable. If I react suddenly to anything (like the bread bag my Brother threw at me a few days ago), it hurts. Breathing in to cough can make it feel pressured. Moving it around can be a bit difficult. I keep doing stretches to try and keep it loosened up, but that does nothing. I don't know if I've pulled a muscle or trapped a nerve or what, but it certainly means I can't do any morning push ups for now.

So, it was just the 10 toe touches and 60 sit ups for me when I got up. Orange, coffee and a pint of water followed. I might have soup again for lunch, maybe even with a slice of bread. I'd like to go for a walk later, but the weather doesn't look too good and it'll be bloody freezing, so I may just stick to the exercycle.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 09, 2012, 01:11:42 PM
If I react suddenly to anything (like the bread bag my Brother threw at me a few days ago)

That's lightning reactions, that is.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 09, 2012, 01:15:37 PM
I haz ninja skillz.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 09, 2012, 02:29:01 PM
Sounds like a trapped nerve. It's going to hurt for ages and leave permanent loss of sensation in your fingertips.

Just saying ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 09, 2012, 02:35:19 PM
I gotz that.  figured it would go away.  it's been six years.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 09, 2012, 02:48:37 PM
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you write the blues.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 09, 2012, 03:46:13 PM
Hooray!

...Hang on...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on February 09, 2012, 04:15:38 PM
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you write the blues.

He'll probably never be able to play the guitar again...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 09, 2012, 05:19:45 PM
Don't you dare even think that as a possibility.  >:(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 09, 2012, 05:33:33 PM
I can't hear you without your ears.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 09, 2012, 05:55:30 PM
nah, I still do everything I always did, I just can't feel it.




Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 09, 2012, 06:05:50 PM
It's not soul, then.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 09, 2012, 06:07:26 PM
do bee do bee do.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 09, 2012, 06:10:14 PM
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you write the blues.

He'll probably never be able to play the guitar again...


Nah....even I can tell Da Mouse favours the banjo..... ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 10, 2012, 04:15:41 PM
Working from home today, not really because of the weather but more because both headlights went last night, so I had to deal with that. Taken the opportunity to do my sit ups and press ups. Took a call from work during that and was told I sounded chirpy :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 11, 2012, 08:29:26 PM
My body fat had gone back up to 22.5%, then last weekend I had it down to 21.8% and this morning it was down to 21.05% - so my target is to get back to that 19% by the end of February. Then I can push on to getting to the 17.4% I was when I got back from Peru.

Just a matter of sticking to the eating rules and putting in the exercise.

simplez and easyz


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 11, 2012, 08:44:21 PM
Better lay off the putty bars then.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 11, 2012, 08:54:57 PM
Putty bars are 1 of anyone's 5 a day


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 11, 2012, 09:03:02 PM
If the 5 a day are putty, polyfilla, cement, nails and rawlplugs, then yes, sure.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 11, 2012, 09:57:03 PM
nails and rawlplugs.

One of Walkers' less popular flavours.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 11, 2012, 10:50:16 PM
Cement 'n'polyfilla sells well though.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on February 11, 2012, 11:59:28 PM
nails and rawlplugs.

One of Walkers' less popular flavours.
:)
Is that Mystery Flavour B?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 12, 2012, 04:26:43 AM
Mystery Flavour B - isn't that Benoit's replacement ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 12, 2012, 10:01:44 AM
4.5 mile walk in 75 minutes before breakfast.
The mile walking over sheet ice was the most interesting.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 12, 2012, 12:17:40 PM
it's been an icy winter here, too.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 12, 2012, 12:57:29 PM
There was no ice where I did my sit ups this morning


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 12, 2012, 09:13:34 PM
Oh dear.  Normally when we go to Amsterdam we spend a lot of time walking around the canals.  It was too bloody cold for that this weekend.  So we ate.  A lot.  All the time. 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 12, 2012, 09:15:49 PM
Special brownies ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 12, 2012, 09:23:35 PM
not brownie


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 12, 2012, 09:29:55 PM
Guide ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 12, 2012, 10:26:36 PM
I felt like that a lot of the time. 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on February 12, 2012, 11:42:40 PM
The Brownies have Special Forces?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on February 13, 2012, 09:13:26 AM
Stood on the scales yesterday morning to find that I'd basically put back on most of the 18lbs I lost last year.

Was not impressed, so this morning I arose at 6.30 and made good on my promise that at some point I would go to the gym before I started work.

After an hour's workout and half an hour's swim / steam / jacuzzi, I actually feel ready to face the day!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 13, 2012, 09:40:17 AM
in my comotose state that seems most commendable and bizarrely quite appealing


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 13, 2012, 09:53:57 AM
I am very much enjoying doing my morning and evening sit ups again, and they do leave me feeling full of life.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 13, 2012, 10:28:00 AM
Off work to start sorting out the car, so I started the day with another 5 mile walk, this time to and from the garage I was hoping would do the work. The answer was yes, luckilly, since the car was dumped on their forecourt yeasterday.
The walk was very nice (apart from shin splints, aches etc), and I managed to sort out where a couple of streams went, which had been puzzling me for a while.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 13, 2012, 10:46:27 AM
My calorific weekend....

Gatwick - beer and steak n chips (at that non chain Cafe Rouge)
Evening - copious chocomel, a febo product (it's the law), McDs and Apple pie, some crisps and chocolate
Sat - cooked breakfast, more chocomel, an EVIL pancake (unpleasant - advocaat on a pancake is wrong), more crisps and chocolate, a splendid mushroom spaghetti.  Had half a special chocolate cake (not a brownie)
Sun - cheese n ham toastie, even more chocomel, a very wrong hotdog (which was scrum), some chips and then a McKrocket

I haven't got the idea of this thread right have I?  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 13, 2012, 10:50:34 AM
What is a McKrocket ?  Does it turn you into Tubbs ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 13, 2012, 10:54:21 AM
I think so  ;D  ... it is McDonalds take on FEBO.. "A deep-fried roll containing beef ragout, similar (except for the shape) to the Dutch kroket sold in snack bars."


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on February 13, 2012, 12:11:58 PM
Jeez that sounds like something from the X-Files...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 13, 2012, 03:25:03 PM
I had couscous and vegetables for lunch.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 13, 2012, 04:56:00 PM
couscous and vegetables...

Weren't they the two main characters from The X Files?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 13, 2012, 05:03:11 PM
In my defence, they were frozen.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on February 13, 2012, 06:12:31 PM
Having fallen at the wayside awhile back and having found too much weight that had been lost several times, I started *changing my eating habits* once again.  I am using the myfitnesspal application on my droid phone to record what I eat and it lets me know how much more I can eat that day based on what I weigh, how much I want to lose and how fast/slow I want to lose it.  I have a Friend who started the same day that I did and we help each other past the tough spots (you know, every 15 minutes...laugh).  I lost 4 pounds (double what I planned for) but I think I had a little help with this erm...tummy issue. 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on February 13, 2012, 09:06:02 PM
Well done you. MFP has been mentioned here before, jolly useful.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 13, 2012, 11:41:56 PM
I might look into getting that application. Could be useful.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on February 14, 2012, 12:51:43 AM
If you join up, you can be fitness pals with me, Catherine and Pedro (when he logs in...)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on February 14, 2012, 01:35:15 AM
If you join up, you can be fitness pals with me, Catherine and Pedro (when he logs in...)

and me!  if you want.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 14, 2012, 08:08:35 AM
If you join up, you can be fitness pals with me, Catherine and Pedro (when he logs in...)

and me!  if you want.


and me - its already told me off once  ::)  for not logging in regularly enough so todays task is to load it on the BB so I can log in during the day :P
I think I'd rather have you lot nagging me.....


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 14, 2012, 08:11:16 AM
ok - holiday over

resuming giving up smoking and starting diet - have weighed myself  :o   :'(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 14, 2012, 08:19:41 AM
I don't think I have done this right  ???

Your Suggested Fitness and Nutrition Goals

Congratulations! Your personalized diet and fitness profile is now complete. Based on your answers, here are your suggested nutrition and fitness goals.
Nutritional goals    Target
Net Calories Consumed* / Day    1,200 Calories / Day
Carbs / Day    165 g
Fat / Day    40 g
Protein / Day    45 g

*Net calories consumed = total calories consumed - exercise calories burned. So the more you exercise, the more you can eat!
Fitness goals    Target
Calories Burned / Week    10 Calories / Week
Workouts / Weekends    1 workouts
Minutes / Workout    30 minutes

If you follow this plan...

Your projected weigh gain is: 0.8 lbs/week

You should gain 4.2 lbs. by March 20


so if I have 1200 calories a day I will GAIN nearly a lb a week? wtf?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 14, 2012, 08:37:00 AM
given up on that silly site - best get ready for work


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 14, 2012, 08:45:17 AM
I think it's giving you a reality check  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on February 14, 2012, 08:53:31 AM
Yeah I really think you did something wrong!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 14, 2012, 09:04:52 AM
I think I'd rather have you lot nagging me.....
I very much doubt that you would.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 14, 2012, 10:12:20 AM
Nag. Us?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 14, 2012, 01:03:29 PM
Yeah I really think you did something wrong!

the only thing that I did which I think was wrong and apparently can't change is that I put my weight in lbs thinking it was stones (stupid Americans - no offence Dawn, Rog n Gonz)

it appears that I need to reregister and put my weight in as kg for it to be sensible


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 14, 2012, 01:06:27 PM
Today I had to fill in a form for company medical insurance, and one of the questions they ask is my weight. I honestly have no idea what my weight is, except that it's too much.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 14, 2012, 01:06:59 PM
Just put that.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 14, 2012, 01:07:39 PM
Well, at least both of you are exercising your fingers with all this filling in of things.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on February 14, 2012, 02:05:14 PM
Just put that.

That was my exact first thought too :DDD


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 14, 2012, 02:37:24 PM
Just checking. Fondant Fancies are not diet friendly yes?

(http://cdn.solidrecipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Fondant-fancies-photos-3.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 14, 2012, 02:50:16 PM
Depends on which diet you are on.  Is it one designed by Satan ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 14, 2012, 02:50:38 PM
Does he design diets now? Cool.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 14, 2012, 03:06:56 PM
It seems he designed the diet website Ash used earlier  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on February 14, 2012, 03:17:54 PM
Yeah I really think you did something wrong!

the only thing that I did which I think was wrong and apparently can't change is that I put my weight in lbs thinking it was stones (stupid Americans - no offence Dawn, Rog n Gonz)

it appears that I need to reregister and put my weight in as kg for it to be sensible


I'm sure you can just change your preferred units (in fact I know you can.)

But otherwise why not just work out how many pounds in the stones measurement you put in, and use that instead.

That's what I've done because losing 1lb means more to me than 1kilo.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on February 14, 2012, 05:05:54 PM
Just checking. Fondant Fancies are not diet friendly yes?


That would probably be my total intake for the day. 

           *swats Simon for posting such a delicious looking temptation*


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 14, 2012, 05:55:48 PM
Nope  ???  just cant get myfitness pal to work on the blackberry....... ???

maybe it needs a fondant fancy to have enough energy to work???


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 14, 2012, 07:07:02 PM
I will have another look at myfitnesspal later and see if I can suss it (yes I am employed in IT  ::)  ;D)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 14, 2012, 08:50:36 PM
All this posting in the forum...I can just feel the weight falling off again :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on February 14, 2012, 09:26:30 PM
This Waite is having trouble keeping up again...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 14, 2012, 09:42:23 PM
that's better  ;D  anyone wants to find me I am ashleaze1

Your Suggested Fitness and Nutrition Goals

Congratulations! Your personalized diet and fitness profile is now complete. Based on your answers, here are your suggested nutrition and fitness goals.
Nutritional goals    Target
Net Calories Consumed* / Day    1,260 Calories / Day
Carbs / Day    173 g
Fat / Day    42 g
Protein / Day    47 g

*Net calories consumed = total calories consumed - exercise calories burned. So the more you exercise, the more you can eat!
Fitness goals    Target
Calories Burned / Week    200 Calories / Week
Workouts / Weekends    1 workouts
Minutes / Workout    30 minutes

If you follow this plan...

Your projected weigh loss is: 1.0 lbs/week

You should lose 5.0 lbs. by March 20


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 14, 2012, 10:03:22 PM
I've made it onto fitness pal via the BB -   :D apparently I have 500 calories left to consume today.....

I probably burnt twice that many swearing at the ****ng laptop whilst trying to download it  >:(......

wondering how many more I may burn trying to find friends to nag me tomorrow ::)......


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 14, 2012, 10:25:53 PM

I probably burnt twice that many swearing at the ****ng laptop whilst trying to download it  >:(......


 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 14, 2012, 10:40:45 PM
Ursula...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 15, 2012, 09:01:48 AM
Ursula...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 15, 2012, 09:13:50 AM
Ursula...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on February 15, 2012, 09:17:30 AM
What's your name on MFP, Ursula?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 15, 2012, 09:18:42 AM
That's a good question... I'm cathebass if anyone already on it wants to add me (looks meaningfully at Pedro)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 15, 2012, 10:23:39 AM
Ursula...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 15, 2012, 10:46:46 AM
She's ignoring you, SpamBot.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 15, 2012, 11:49:28 AM
I will continue to nag her, then...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 15, 2012, 11:49:51 AM
Ursula...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 15, 2012, 12:35:03 PM
far too many calories in smoothies - I could eat chocolate...

benefit of dieting (for one morning) is that I have not been thinking about fags but what I should/can eat instead


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 15, 2012, 12:39:35 PM
I wonder how Ursula is doing.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 15, 2012, 12:56:48 PM
I wonder how Ursula is doing.


I've been working out by hefting hives, which was great fun

on MFP I'm nelliewor

...Never occured to me to remain Ursula  ::)   
 ......keeping that for this special place


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 15, 2012, 01:30:26 PM
Righto...... tested my soup recipe and it passed the MFP test for low calorie - which is good cos its yummy and I might make more.....

loaded a profile ( and a pic! :o) and may have found a few of you......

Commence the nagging.....


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 15, 2012, 01:37:43 PM
on MFP I'm nelliewor

Give me an s, an h, and an e and I will probably get banned from here  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 15, 2012, 07:57:23 PM
I now have 3 mfp friends  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 15, 2012, 09:04:36 PM
Are they coming to The Horn ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 15, 2012, 09:10:38 PM
nobody wants to go there - time for a gig up north


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 15, 2012, 09:12:18 PM
Am I the only person who sees 'mfp' and immediately thinks Music For Pleasure?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on February 15, 2012, 09:37:39 PM
Am I the only person who sees 'mfp' and immediately thinks Music For Pleasure?
No :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 16, 2012, 09:09:03 AM
nobody wants to go there - time for a gig up north
Is there a venue in Watford then ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 16, 2012, 09:23:57 AM
Anyway, more sit ups and press ups this morning...might have worked off the curry...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 16, 2012, 11:09:10 AM
76 sit ups for me this morning. Yes, this morning. I've been getting up in the morning all week. Hello, sunshine! I like the daytime.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 16, 2012, 11:12:56 AM
Any time before 11 ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 16, 2012, 11:17:39 AM
Many times before 11.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 16, 2012, 11:20:15 AM
1059 doesn't count.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 16, 2012, 11:25:24 AM
You just counted it. In the wrong thread.  >:(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 16, 2012, 09:49:16 PM
Can't find any "nephews party food" in the fitness pal database  :(

Ergo - it has no calories! ;D

 :D RESULT! :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 16, 2012, 10:07:54 PM
Oh. Dear.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 16, 2012, 10:21:47 PM
I had a shepherd's pie for tea, but it was rubbish. Might have some soup soon to make up for it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 16, 2012, 11:11:02 PM
pizza.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 16, 2012, 11:22:44 PM
Hooray! Make a thread out of it?  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 16, 2012, 11:32:33 PM
heh


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 17, 2012, 08:33:08 AM
No pizza this morning.  I did sit ups instead.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 17, 2012, 09:57:11 AM
There's a culture of breakfast meetings in our company, it seems - not only that, but 'hard' IT suppliers (the guys who do cabling, installs, all that stuff) and building contractors have a preference to start early, and the easiest time to talk to them is over brekkie and a cup of builder's tea early on at a local café.

Because this is happening once or twice a week I'm having to adapt my breakfasting habits and eat more lightly. So I've been getting stuck into fruit salad quite a bit, or I'll have beans on toast rather than loads of dead pig.

I'm going to get a bacon sarnie this morning, though, I'm fookin' starving...and I still drink too much tea, probably.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 17, 2012, 10:14:22 AM
The bacon sarnie is probably better than the beans on toast.  And the tea will leave you feeling starving, when in fact you are actually dehydrated.  Or something.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 17, 2012, 10:30:11 AM
There's nothing wrong with beans on toast - rich source of protein, innit?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 17, 2012, 10:35:31 AM
Rich source of sugar  ;)

One lump or two with your tea ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 17, 2012, 10:40:16 AM
There's nothing wrong with beans on toast - rich source of protein, innit?

Parp!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 17, 2012, 02:55:11 PM
...and I still drink too much tea, probably.

No such thing as too much tea according to my doctor (which is probably why he's still my doctor).


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 18, 2012, 08:00:03 AM
...and I still drink too much tea, probably.

No such thing as too much tea according to my doctor (which is probably why he's still my doctor).


I like your doctor  :) 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 18, 2012, 09:01:34 AM
mfp tells me I need to swim "with moderate effort" for 60 mins to burn off last night's pizza.......

Not sure that's really gonna happen.... :(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 18, 2012, 09:02:37 AM
Ursula...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 18, 2012, 09:37:14 AM
No walk this morning, I'm at work instead.
I'll have to make sure I change my routine this afternoon.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 18, 2012, 11:51:17 AM
My body fat went down a little over the week, albeit not as much as I expected. I feel the best I have for ages, and the trainer said I looked more alive and had more energy. Our session included some kick boxing, which was fun.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 18, 2012, 01:08:56 PM
Spambot's gaining ninja skillz, innit.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 18, 2012, 01:10:32 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s320x320/418852_332024700173100_140811055961133_895465_842017401_n.jpg)

Oh dear.

65 sit ups this morning. It f*cking hurt getting down on the floor. My shoulder/neck pain is starting to get me down.  >:(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 18, 2012, 01:19:49 PM
Go and see the doctor about your shoulder.

I did some Choi Karate years ago, and wouldn't mind getting back into something like that.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 18, 2012, 01:22:58 PM
Worry not, a trip to the doktor is definitely on the list of things to do.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 18, 2012, 01:46:21 PM
The list of things to do on Monday...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 18, 2012, 01:49:34 PM
I've got work on Monday.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 18, 2012, 02:05:20 PM
So when are you planning on going to the doctor ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 18, 2012, 02:22:05 PM
Whenever I can get an appointment. After I find out where our doctor actually is. I haven't seen one since we moved back down here.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 18, 2012, 02:46:59 PM
Can I suggest you abuse the system and go to A&E today, or you'll never get it looked at...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 19, 2012, 10:07:23 AM
That's assuming he has an A&E that he can get to, and that if he does get there, they'll actually take some notice of somebody who isn't bleeding, drunk or violent.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 19, 2012, 10:10:59 AM
4 mile walk before breakfast. I took a shortcut around one of the nearby 'lakes' that made walking easier than being on tarmac.
I don't think the ducks were used to somebody walking by at that time of the morning.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 19, 2012, 12:24:19 PM
That's assuming he has an A&E that he can get to, and that if he does get there, they'll actually take some notice of somebody who isn't bleeding, drunk or violent.


With a bit of gentle persuasion, I'm sure we could arrange for him to be all three.  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 19, 2012, 12:39:02 PM
...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 19, 2012, 12:49:22 PM
At BEM we have access to very fall-downable stairs


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 19, 2012, 01:21:12 PM
We bought them from the SPG.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 19, 2012, 11:26:30 PM
So this morning we took a walk around St Albans, which involved walking to the bottom of the hill and then walking all the way up again. I don't think Caitlin was much impressed. Debbie and I had a crab thing from M+S with salad for lunch. And I just finished off the day with sit ups. Suitably tired for bed now.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 20, 2012, 12:55:40 AM
Cairn and I did a half-hour with the Wii Fit today.  some aerobics, some strength, some balance, and yoga stuff.  going to try to make it every day.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 20, 2012, 06:05:17 AM
Sit ups this morning, and will have some cashews for breakfast.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 20, 2012, 02:14:05 PM
gesundheit.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 20, 2012, 02:16:10 PM
I don't think they sell that over here.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 20, 2012, 06:42:13 PM
more's the pity.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 21, 2012, 09:28:29 AM
There is a yoga centre in St Albans so I am going to their beginners class this evening, and will then see about going to their Wednesday evening Hatha yoga session on a regular basis, which runs from 8pm until half past 9.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 21, 2012, 09:45:07 AM
I finally got back on the exercycle last evening.
6 miles in 15 minutes, followed by a gentle 15 minutes when I did another 5 miles.
I didn't think that was too bad after not going near it for a month.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 21, 2012, 10:09:10 AM
Were you going downhill?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 21, 2012, 11:48:17 AM
I ate my lunch when it was still mid-morning.

Oops


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on February 21, 2012, 12:24:11 PM
I was pleased, after the birthday-related intake of calories, to find I still lost 0.4 of a pound this last week.
The trip to Cheltenham on Saturday will no doubt be connected with some more dietary wrong-doing...  :-\ 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 21, 2012, 12:38:44 PM
I ate my lunch when it was still mid-morning.

Oops

That's why I don't make my own lunch.  If I bring a sandwich to work it is seldom still there after 10.30. Saying that, I had every intention of making my own lunch today - put it on mfp and everything.  Then forgot to make it!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 21, 2012, 12:41:58 PM
Which is better than making lunch and forgetting to take it.  That is REALLY annoying.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 21, 2012, 01:22:09 PM
I didn't get my exercise on yesterday, as we had to go buy a new router, and by the time I got that up and running and coded a bit for Cairn's new website it was time for bed.

but Cairn bought a Jillian Michaels workout Wii game, so my heart rate went up a bit looking at that...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 21, 2012, 01:47:00 PM
I'm not sure that counts, Rog.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 21, 2012, 01:48:22 PM
Should I know who she is ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 21, 2012, 02:04:56 PM
http://www.jillianmichaels.com/


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: MikeEvs on February 21, 2012, 02:15:43 PM
http://www.jillianmichaels.com/

Not clicking that link in work but am I right in thinking she's been in GoDaddy commercials with Danica Patrick?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 21, 2012, 02:16:09 PM
Didn't do anything for my heart rate.

Now, if it had been <name of person deleted>, that would be a completely different matter!  ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 21, 2012, 02:17:48 PM
http://www.jillianmichaels.com/

Not clicking that link in work but am I right in thinking she's been in GoDaddy commercials with Danica Patrick?

not sure about that, but she was a trainer on The Biggest Loser for quite a while.

I should add, she's not necessarily at the top of my list of the hottest people on earth, but she's got a hell of a set of abs.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 21, 2012, 02:57:00 PM
http://www.jillianmichaels.com/
That's a bloke with a wig or an East German althlete. Either way, I bet she pees standing up.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 21, 2012, 03:01:37 PM
All you're saying is that she is not a panda  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 21, 2012, 03:03:00 PM
She's NOT a panda?  :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 21, 2012, 06:47:36 PM
http://www.jillianmichaels.com/
That's a bloke with a wig or an East German althlete. Either way, I bet she pees standing up.

HEH


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 21, 2012, 06:49:29 PM
Well, I am going to walk from our house to the yoga hall now. I suspect it is further than I imagine.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 21, 2012, 07:08:24 PM
That took less time than I thought, so I am here early...here we go...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 21, 2012, 09:20:09 PM
That yoga's just a lot of stretching, innit.

That was excellent - definitely going to do more of that.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 21, 2012, 09:38:39 PM
Said SpamBot, casually removing his left leg from behind his right ear.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 21, 2012, 10:24:47 PM
Said SpamBot, casually removing his left leg from behind his right ear.

 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 21, 2012, 10:37:40 PM
Soooo......theres a zumba class starting on Thursday evening not 5 mins walk from home....
Won't burn any calories getting there -  but what's the best est. calorie burn for an hour of Zumba???

surely someone here abouts is an expert???

....theres a photo somewhere ;) ................



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 21, 2012, 11:25:30 PM
Zumba is not the class you are looking for...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 22, 2012, 12:29:12 AM
I've still been doing my sit-ups in the mornings. 80 this morning. I'm on the way up. (And then down, then up again, then down, that's the whole idea of sit-ups...) Two days down and I've not taken a lunchbreak at work yet. While this may be good for staying active, I don't think it's doing me any good as I'm not taking on any new energy to burn and keep me going. No wonder I haven't been feeling that good towards the end of the day. I am liking being active throughout the day, though. I'm sure it'll be doing me some good.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 22, 2012, 12:37:20 AM
you should take a lunch break, food or not (and you should eat something), your body needs a break.  Go sit somewhere and read a book for half hr.

Don't forget your body is not used to what you are doing.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on February 22, 2012, 12:51:57 AM
Well , I lost 3.8 lbs last week, managed to go to the gym before work twice, and ate a lot better.

This week I've not exercised much apart from walking but I have bought a heart rate monitor watch thing so I suppose that counts for something...  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 22, 2012, 06:08:36 AM
My previous watch had a heart rate monitor thing which never got used.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 22, 2012, 07:19:20 AM
I've got a heart rate monitor on my exercycle.
If it's as accurate as the other readings, I should have exploded by now.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 22, 2012, 08:09:24 AM
I felt really good after yoga yesterday evening.  I'm going to another class this evening, with Debbie this time.

So this morning's sit ups and press ups did not feel like hard work at all.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 22, 2012, 08:30:36 AM
Yvette has started doing yoga, though from a DVD rather than a class. She was so relaxed after yesterday's session that she fell asleep.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 22, 2012, 08:37:13 AM
That's not being 'relaxed'  ;)

My ex banned me from her classes because I used to fall asleep in the 'relaxation' bit at the end  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 22, 2012, 09:18:50 AM
Another 80 sit-ups this morning. I'm pleased that I've started getting 'some air' with the first 30-40, then I just go back to the 'fish on dry land' movement.  :D  Still, it shows I've gotten better. Might have a go at push-ups tonight, but taking my shoulder into account.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 22, 2012, 09:19:36 AM
Taking your shoulder into account, DON'T  ::)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 22, 2012, 09:22:02 AM
Nah, can't be that bad...  :D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 22, 2012, 09:23:38 AM
It's only a flesh wound.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 22, 2012, 10:13:52 PM
That yoga session was harder than yesterday evening, and a lot of fun. I am going to aim to do both each week from now on.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 23, 2012, 08:18:08 AM
Sit ups this morning, and they felt easy - I need to up the numbers again.  Must get back into doing plank as well.

A handful of walnuts for breakfast.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 23, 2012, 04:46:18 PM
Maybe we should consult the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 23, 2012, 05:04:04 PM
No need of a workout this evening.
Spent a very pleasant hour at work hitting large lumps of steel with heavy hammers.
Very therapeutic.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 23, 2012, 05:55:49 PM
did another half hour on the Wii last night.  guess I need to do more reps or something, as I'm not feeling any aches or pains yet.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 24, 2012, 09:12:39 AM
I now weigh around 15 and a half stone.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 24, 2012, 09:48:39 AM
With or without the ears ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 24, 2012, 10:27:29 AM
I now weigh around 15 and a half stone.  :)

The Incredible Shrinking Mouse! Well done!  ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 24, 2012, 12:34:30 PM
Friend hat on "YAY! well done"  Mum hat on...

eat some food - 2 satsumas is not enough for a lunch when you are a man, hey I'm a short female and I have way more than that, 1-2lbs weight loss a week is safer and will stay off longer



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 24, 2012, 12:35:50 PM
The mum speaks sense.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 24, 2012, 12:44:07 PM
But he's a mouse...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on February 24, 2012, 12:47:08 PM
Good job Mouse. The road to weight loss doesn't include starvation though. My formula is give up alcohol during the week, don't eat cheese and do exercise. 3 portions of oily fish a week too.

Anyway, I had a blood test last week and still have a massive bruise on the inside of my forearm. I have my CHD check in 2 weeks, and all my results are OK etc, so that's good.

My x-trainer at home has bust though, so I've not been able to do any exercise this week. It's too cold and dark around here to go running by the time I come home from work. And talking of work, I've just agreed to take on whole load of work for AVIVA running a portfolio of projects and a team of about 100. this will be the first time since my "incident" that I've done some delivery work rather than poncing about "consulting". Already the stress levels are rising, but its great to be back in the "thrust and parry" of proper project work.

I'm holding at 17.5 stone but still have a medium term aim of 16.5 by Xmas.



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 24, 2012, 12:47:51 PM
7lb of my surplus lard now gone (5 with MFP and 2 before that). It's going at about 1lb a week.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 24, 2012, 12:49:19 PM
Great news about the tests/results and the job, Bert.

Have you ever tried yoga as a counter to the stress ?  Good exercise, too.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 24, 2012, 01:07:10 PM
Just had a bean salad from M&S for lunch, and got a probiotic yogurt with crunchy sultana granola for pudding.  Not sure what will be for dinner this evening, and especially as we are out.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on February 24, 2012, 01:09:03 PM
Great news about the tests/results and the job, Bert.

Have you ever tried yoga as a counter to the stress ?  Good exercise, too.

Yoga is for hippies.

Oh, hang on...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 24, 2012, 01:19:24 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 24, 2012, 07:02:35 PM
.... or you could try Zumba.....its a right laff innit!!   ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 24, 2012, 08:10:27 PM
I've just been exercycling - not as knackered as i thought I would be.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 25, 2012, 07:51:45 AM
calorie counting with mfp seems to work  :)  I was naughty and weighed myself 3 days early though.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 25, 2012, 08:36:20 AM
Off to see my personal trainer - hoping for more kick-boxing, but she does tend to keep it varied from one week to the next. I am expecting my body fat to have dropped...we shall see.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on February 25, 2012, 09:45:17 AM
calorie counting with mfp seems to work  :)  I was naughty and weighed myself 3 days early though.

It actually does - even though it's not a diet and is basically just a food diary.   :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 25, 2012, 09:58:15 AM
Dropped 0.5% body fat over the week, which is good, but not as good as I wanted - harder exercise this week then. No kick boxing today - I was outside carrying a punchbag and getting Vitamin D.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 25, 2012, 10:37:19 AM
A walk before breakfast, only a couple of miles, but I was carrying a load of firewood on the way back and found a different set of muscles to start to ache.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 25, 2012, 01:52:38 PM
did a half hour on the Wii, including an 11 minute run, and then we went out dancing for three hours.  legs are feeling it today, but I feel good!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on February 25, 2012, 10:42:52 PM
I miss going out dancing.  That was always my favorite exercise because...I never thought of it AS exercise.

Want some indoor exercise?  Clean...clean...clean...yes some nice housecleaning burns up calories too.

I lost 8 pounds total the first two weeks with calorie counting using MFP.  Having the tummy/gastro-system outta sorts didn't hurt.  I'm working to lose between 1-2 pounds a week.  Not buying cookies was a good start.  Seems I have little will power when it comes to cookies. 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 25, 2012, 11:27:53 PM
Cookies are evil!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 25, 2012, 11:45:12 PM
Cookie vocals are monster.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 26, 2012, 01:31:58 AM
today I have had steak and kidney pudding with chips and gypsy tart - not sure what the point of going on mfp for that is!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 26, 2012, 08:48:52 AM

Want some indoor exercise?  Clean...clean...clean...yes some nice housecleaning burns up calories too.


  :) When can you start?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 26, 2012, 10:39:38 AM
Sunday morning, walk to next village (4 miles round trip) to collect papers. Freezing when i left, rather warm by the time I returned.
I saw loads more ducks on one of the lakes, and a couple of what I'd call cormorants.
The heron wasn't too pleased though, and decided to fly to the other side of the lake.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 26, 2012, 11:33:12 AM
Sit ups and plank this morning, with smoked salmon and scrambled egg for breakfast. Should make up for yesterday's fudge ice cream.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 26, 2012, 11:54:53 AM
Sit ups this morning after forgetting to do them yesterday. My mind was pre-occupied with the whole Three business. Anyway, a day off today. Had a lie in and a banana when I got up (around 10:30). I expect an evening walk will be in order later. I've missed them, somewhat. We had fish and chips yesterday, so that needs to be walked off.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on February 26, 2012, 06:04:08 PM

Want some indoor exercise?  Clean...clean...clean...yes some nice housecleaning burns up calories too.


  :) When can you start?

How much do you pay and does that include room and board seeing how I live....across the ocean....


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 26, 2012, 07:25:35 PM

Want some indoor exercise?  Clean...clean...clean...yes some nice housecleaning burns up calories too.


  :) When can you start?

How much do you pay and does that include room and board seeing how I live....across the ocean....


Eh ?  ??? - surely I'm doing you the favour? - you get to work out in my house all day every day
I can even train my boys to create more workout for you  :D !!!
Think how much more fit & glam you will become!!   ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 26, 2012, 07:27:39 PM
And if you want a rest you could always come and clean my house.   ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 26, 2012, 09:44:35 PM
Getting away from the slave labour, Debbie cooked us dinner this evening - duck breast with long stem brocolli and garlic mushrooms. Very yummy.

You can guess who did the washing up.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 26, 2012, 09:50:07 PM
Getting away from the slave labour, Debbie cooked us dinner this evening - duck breast with long stem brocolli and garlic mushrooms. Very yummy.

You can guess who did the washing up.

You should think of it as a work out!! ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 26, 2012, 10:03:47 PM
Oh, so you think I did it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 26, 2012, 11:48:29 PM
Finished my day with some more sit ups and another plank, and now off to bed before midnight.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 27, 2012, 12:07:44 AM
I went for a walk after Top Gear. I really enjoyed it, apart from wearing a sock with a large hole in it, so there's a sore patch on my foot. I'll be off to bed shortly after doing the washing up (not JamesA's) as I'm tired.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on February 27, 2012, 02:54:14 AM

Want some indoor exercise?  Clean...clean...clean...yes some nice housecleaning burns up calories too.


  :) When can you start?

How much do you pay and does that include room and board seeing how I live....across the ocean....


Eh ?  ??? - surely I'm doing you the favour? - you get to work out in my house all day every day
I can even train my boys to create more workout for you  :D !!!
Think how much more fit & glam you will become!!   ;)

I shall have to pass on this opportunity as my budget does not have enough to let me commute across the ocean on a daily basis...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on February 27, 2012, 02:54:54 AM
And if you want a rest you could always come and clean my house.   ;D

Love your sense of humour (look, the American put a u in there)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 27, 2012, 07:50:35 AM
Sit ups, plank and press ups this morning, and it left me feeling alive ! Really looking forward to yoga this week.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 27, 2012, 12:26:19 PM

Love your sense of humour (look, the American put a u in there)

good - now if you can train the rest of your fellow countryfolk to spell correctly.....



Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 27, 2012, 12:38:18 PM
Just don't drop the 'o' in 'countryfolk'...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 27, 2012, 12:39:13 PM
Yeah, 'countryflk' just looks lazy.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 27, 2012, 12:39:54 PM
Aye.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on February 27, 2012, 01:13:55 PM
Flk Aye


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 27, 2012, 03:53:05 PM
yoga and zumba today, I think!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 27, 2012, 03:55:01 PM
At the same time ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 27, 2012, 03:55:36 PM
I just ate a banana.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 27, 2012, 03:58:51 PM
At the same time ?

sometimes it feels that way!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 27, 2012, 04:57:18 PM
I have started a 'moderate exercise' programme. At the moment that involves walking up escalators and stairs - and there are a lot of stairs to be negotiated in the office. My legs hurt, but I'm sure that won't be for long.

I'm also getting off the Tube a stop earlier so I get to have a brisk walk through a quite nice bit of London before I get to the office.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 27, 2012, 05:05:27 PM
Good for you, Wilf.  Something that I've found really motivating is a pedometer - it's good to see how many steps you clock up in a day. You can get nice ones these days that don't clank and rattle as you walk - I've got one of these (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Omron-Walking-Style-Pro-Pedometer/dp/B001O1DAXS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1330362197&sr=8-3) and apart from eating batteries faster than I'd like, I'm really pleased with it.
(It's currently sitting in the utility room waiting for me to replace its battery but I will be getting moving again later this week.)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 27, 2012, 05:34:12 PM
I did 100 sit ups this morning.  :)  I also managed 20 press ups and about five-or-so seconds of the plank.

The shoulder pain has now retreated to a mild background ache and a little siffness in the morning (hurr hurr), which is excellent. I haven't taken any ibuprofen today and only took two yesterday morning. So, that's good.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 27, 2012, 06:34:27 PM
Sounds like it was a trapped nerve.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 27, 2012, 07:16:33 PM
Siffness? Sounds nasty.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on February 27, 2012, 09:46:45 PM


I'm also getting off the Tube a stop earlier so I get to have a brisk walk through a quite nice bit of London before I get to the office.

My favourite website now lists loads of walking routes round loads of cities www.walkit.com
So you can plot a few scenic routes for variety  8)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 28, 2012, 08:17:08 AM
I will have to try that one.

Sit ups and plank this morning.  I had a cinnamon and raisin bagel for breakfast - I am pretty sure that isn't good for me.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 28, 2012, 09:24:40 AM
No, the onion ones are much better.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 28, 2012, 09:54:27 AM
How and why ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 28, 2012, 09:56:56 AM
Because cinnamon and raisin ones are yucky.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 28, 2012, 09:58:04 AM
(http://www.godhaven.org.uk/blogimages/heathrow%20banner.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on February 28, 2012, 10:15:58 AM
You think that's bad - I saw a sandwich shop at Wimbledon station advertising "Roast pork bagel"

Wrong on so many levels!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 28, 2012, 10:51:30 AM
Hot roast pork and apple sauce baps are fab however. I remember eating one of them on a cold winter's day in St James Park in central London and it was like an angel had kissed my tongue.

A very porky angel but an angel nonetheless.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 28, 2012, 10:55:08 AM
St James Pork?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 28, 2012, 11:03:57 AM
They should rename it that.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 28, 2012, 02:59:55 PM
If anyone remembers me mentioning my tabata training (which I think had a great effect on my overall level of fitness), here is an article about something very similar (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17177251)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 28, 2012, 03:17:41 PM
we just got Wii Fit Plus, so we shall see!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 28, 2012, 03:29:41 PM
Is it ALL strenuous exertion for 3 minutes?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 28, 2012, 03:30:38 PM
one can hope!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 28, 2012, 03:32:04 PM
I just have to double the duration of my lovemaking and I'm right in the zone.  :-*


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 28, 2012, 03:41:26 PM
heh


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 28, 2012, 03:56:50 PM
Is it ALL strenuous exertion for 3 minutes?
The tabata I did went further than what they are saying in that article.

I did 8 different exercises, doing them at full tilt for 20 seconds each, with a 10 second rest inbetween each 20 seconds.  I then repeated it 3 times, so in total I was working out for 12 minutes, and 8 minutes of that was actually doing the exercise - overall 1 minute on each exercise.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 28, 2012, 04:52:30 PM
That's a good idea. I might try that.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 28, 2012, 08:51:43 PM
If anyone remembers me mentioning my tabata training (which I think had a great effect on my overall level of fitness), here is an article about something very similar (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17177251)

That was in the Radio Times this week, too. I've been doing at least a single session (60 seconds of full pelt pedalling) since Sunday. Not a bad thing to add on top of all the other movement throughout the day.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 28, 2012, 09:22:52 PM
I can feel the yoga working all different parts of me - feels good. I feel good.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Espen on February 28, 2012, 09:46:03 PM
A thread where a pro sportsman like me can join, woohooo! Er.... I'll get my coat.

I did a tiny bit of running around yesterday, and today my legs are killing me, can barely walk.
Clearly I am in worse shape than I could imagine. :(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 28, 2012, 09:49:44 PM
There are worse shapes to look like.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/2624_60697639683_552434683_1443041_6355894_n.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Espen on February 28, 2012, 09:53:19 PM
I am a more circular person myself. ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Dawn on February 29, 2012, 12:29:15 AM
I'm a rather large pear. 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 29, 2012, 06:12:26 AM
A large pair of what ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 29, 2012, 07:40:04 AM
Sit ups, plank and press ups this morning. Feeling energised !

Once I can remember the sequence for a sun salutation I can do that.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Paul on February 29, 2012, 07:57:08 AM

Once I can remember the sequence for a sun salutation I can do that.

Raise arm in direction of said orb, wiggle hand, lower arm.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 29, 2012, 08:10:21 AM
That definitely sounds preferable to the one from yesterday evening...plus there was no sun.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 29, 2012, 08:56:43 AM
Back to the tabata...when I was reading up about it I was struck by a comment that if you can do it twice in a week then you did not do it properly the first time.  That is how intense the 20 seconds have to be.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on February 29, 2012, 09:48:13 AM
Last evening:
2 mile rapid walk with added weightlifting (collecting firewood).
30 minutes on the exercycle.
30 minutes leg exercises.
No wonder I had no time for anything else.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on February 29, 2012, 11:12:36 AM

Once I can remember the sequence for a sun salutation I can do that.

Raise arm in direction of said orb, wiggle hand, lower arm.
;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 29, 2012, 05:58:49 PM

Once I can remember the sequence for a sun salutation I can do that.

Raise arm in direction of said orb, wiggle hand, lower arm.

Careful you don't look like a Nazi when you do it.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 29, 2012, 05:59:23 PM
101 sit ups this morning. Lots of movement including much lifting throughout the day at work.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 29, 2012, 06:29:43 PM
Are Nazis not allowed to do yoga then ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 29, 2012, 06:40:56 PM
Nazis are not allowed full stop.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 29, 2012, 06:52:00 PM
Blimey. Lucky I am not a Nazi then.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Ash on February 29, 2012, 07:36:18 PM
I have just eaten a scrummy dinner, which SHOCK HORROR, I planned and prepared LAST NIGHT. 


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 29, 2012, 07:41:48 PM
just did a bit of a run on the Wii, and then 40 minutes of Zumba.  whee!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 29, 2012, 07:42:18 PM
Eh ?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on February 29, 2012, 07:43:32 PM
Eh ?

wha?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on February 29, 2012, 08:18:26 PM

Once I can remember the sequence for a sun salutation I can do that.

Raise arm in direction of said orb, wiggle hand, lower arm.
That's a Full Rimmer, isn't it?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 29, 2012, 09:58:13 PM
Did a lot more than a Full Rimmer in tonight's yoga session - feel like I have been stretched all over the place.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 29, 2012, 10:40:02 PM

Once I can remember the sequence for a sun salutation I can do that.

Raise arm in direction of said orb, wiggle hand, lower arm.
That's a Full Rimmer, isn't it?

A Rimmer job?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 29, 2012, 10:40:18 PM
Did a lot more than a Full Rimmer in tonight's yoga session - feel like I have been stretched all over the place.

"Iron Maiden? Cool!"


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on February 29, 2012, 10:41:55 PM
I felt rather energetic, so I went for an evening walk. Beautiful night out there. I must be improving if I can do a day's work of lifting and stuff and then go for a long-ish walk later on.  :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on February 29, 2012, 10:52:06 PM
By "lifting" you mean nicking their stock of cds, don't you ;)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 01, 2012, 07:14:25 AM
Sit ups and plank this morning, and more importantly, I feel like I am back into my exercise regime and ready to take it up a notch or three.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: ursula on March 01, 2012, 07:42:53 AM
Does planning to go to Zumba class 2 count as notching it up?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 01, 2012, 07:54:21 AM
Plans are always good things to have, so it sounds like a notch up to me.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 02, 2012, 08:55:24 AM
My legs ache from all this going up and down stairs rather than using lifts or letting the escalator do the work at the Tube station. Not feeling any benefits yet, I don't think, but it's only been a few days so fair enough.

On Monday I'm seeing the company doctor for a checkup and about this cough (though that's really subsided this last week). Very posh - he's based in Knightsbridge, and has a double-barrelled name. No doubt he will tell me I'm fat and unfit, but that's true enough. He will also tell me to eat less curry, which I have been, and take more exercise which I'm also doing...from Monday I will be getting off the Tube at Green Park and having a twenty minute walk through a rather nice bit of London to get to the office rather than at Bond Street. It's. It not much, but it's something I can do every day.

I shall, however, spoil things a little today by having lunch at the Café Naz in Brick Lane with Yvette. We hardly ever do something together, just the two of us, and we really like the Naz's lunch buffet.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 02, 2012, 09:01:05 AM
You just need to eat clever - avoid the bready things, avoid the sauces, be careful about the portion size of the rice.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 02, 2012, 09:09:36 AM
The nice thing about the Naz buffet is they do awesome tandoori lamb and salmon - like, they bring out a roast leg of lamb and a whole fish and you carve some yourself. There's some good curries too, but a huge variety so generally I just have a little bit.

I can't resist having some naan, though - albeit cheeseless...


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on March 02, 2012, 09:51:27 AM
My legs ache from all this going up and down stairs rather than using lifts or letting the escalator do the work at the Tube station. Not feeling any benefits yet, I don't think, but it's only been a few days so fair enough.


It may take a while, but the exercise is worth it, honest.
I'm not saying you'll be running up the stairs, but the walking doesn't seem to require so much effort.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: James_H on March 02, 2012, 10:58:49 AM

On Monday I'm seeing the company doctor for a checkup and about this cough (though that's really subsided this last week). Very posh - he's based in Knightsbridge, and has a double-barrelled name. No doubt he will tell me I'm fat and unfit, but that's true enough. He will also tell me to eat less curry, which I have been, and take more exercise which I'm also doing...from Monday I will be getting off the Tube at Green Park and having a twenty minute walk through a rather nice bit of London to get to the office rather than at Bond Street. It's. It not much, but it's something I can do every day.


Glad to hear that there might be some glimmer of hope in sight for your poor chest - it's been absolutely months now hasn't it?

 :(


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on March 02, 2012, 01:38:12 PM
I had my CHD check today

My total cholesterol is 3.5% (although I take statins so that's a cheat)

Glucose 5%

Weight 17.5 St (looking to drop another 1st)

Liver function - Normal (important due to the statins and other drugs)

Basically I'm healthier now than I've been since I were in my 20's, I reckon.

I might have to have a go at that HIT that was on the telly actually.

Just in case anyone's interested, my formula for a healthy life (post Oct 2010) has been:-

Moderate alcohol and don't drink on "school nights".

Low fat esp Sat Fats. Fruit. Oily fish. No chips, cheese, takeaways > 1 per month

20-30 Mins vigorous (heart rate between 117 - 145 average) for at least 5 days per week

Learn to breath properly and don't smoke

Don't obsess and don't worry about special occasions.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 02, 2012, 01:47:34 PM
Sounds like a sensible formula.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Simon on March 02, 2012, 03:27:00 PM
Diddle yourself fit in a week. It's always worked for me...

..and Baldrick.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 02, 2012, 03:30:06 PM
That doesn't sound like a sensible formula.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 02, 2012, 03:35:52 PM
You just need to eat clever - avoid the bready things, avoid the sauces, be careful about the portion size of the rice.

Eat clever? I thought your advice was to eat putty...

But yes, cutting out the bread and being careful with other carbohydrate-y things is relatively easy to do, and helps a lot.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 02, 2012, 03:54:37 PM
Glad to hear that there might be some glimmer of hope in sight for your poor chest - it's been absolutely months now hasn't it?

 :(
Yeah, since Summer's End weekend, effectively.

Every time I've seen a doctor about it (including my own, who forgets between visits) the first thing they ask is how much I smoke. I don't, of course, and I never have. Ironic, really.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 02, 2012, 04:10:47 PM
"How much do you smoke ?"

"Why ? Do you want to share an eighth, dude ?"


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 03, 2012, 11:35:52 PM
My training session was fun today - she had these straps which hung from the beams in her gym, and allowed for me to be suspended while doing press ups, sit ups and plank - it was an interesting sensation, and at times as much a challenge to balance as anything else.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on March 04, 2012, 12:04:22 AM
My training session was fun today - she had these straps which hung from the beams in her gym

Snigger.

and allowed for me to be suspended while doing press ups, sit ups and plan

Splort.

it was an interesting sensation, and at times as much a challenge to balance as anything else.

Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 04, 2012, 06:50:17 AM
It certainly made me think of Wilf's cat, and the real reason for Wilf's bad back.


Title: Re: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 04, 2012, 08:43:34 AM
Back in a pair of jeans now that I had grown out of and hadn't been able to get in to for several months. :)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 04, 2012, 08:54:25 AM
It certainly made me think of Wilf's cat, and the real reason for Wilf's bad back.
The cat wasn't very popular at 4.30 this morning.

And my back has been better the last month or so.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Trace on March 04, 2012, 10:00:59 AM
Another 4 mile walk this morning, this time in the pouring rain.
Pity I'm going to spend the rest of the day sat down, either driving or in a meeting.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on March 04, 2012, 12:40:30 PM
120 sit ups this morning.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on March 04, 2012, 09:17:48 PM
haven't yet gotten into the rhythm of working out every day.  bah.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Pedro on March 04, 2012, 09:54:43 PM
haven't yet gotten into the rhythm of working out every day.  bah.
Can we help?
Do this one today... 5936 divided by 17 squared


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: roger on March 04, 2012, 10:46:07 PM
just under three.

thanks.

zumba it t'weren't. ;D


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 05, 2012, 08:25:15 AM
Increased my number of sit ups this morning, and did a minute of plank.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Mouse on March 05, 2012, 11:51:37 AM
133


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 05, 2012, 12:56:36 PM
Increased my number of sit ups this morning, and did a minute of plank.

Is a minute of plank better than two short planks?


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 05, 2012, 02:03:22 PM
Yes, it is.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 06, 2012, 08:17:32 AM
Sit ups, press ups and plank this morning.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 06, 2012, 09:40:27 AM
(http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/08/16/ThePlank_060816120603567_wideweb__300x419.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 06, 2012, 09:44:36 AM
To me!

To you!

To me!

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/chucklebrothers.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Robert on March 06, 2012, 09:56:16 AM
I think my insides have just knotted in fear.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 06, 2012, 10:13:43 AM
Decided to walk from Farringdon station to my meeting at Lime Street, mostly because I thought Farringdon was somewhere different. Still, it was a nicely bracing half an hour walk carrying my full laptop bag.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Bert on March 06, 2012, 10:22:26 AM
Decided to walk from Farringdon station to my meeting at Lime Street, mostly because I thought Farringdon was somewhere different. Still, it was a nicely bracing half an hour walk carrying my full laptop bag.

You have a laptop ?  :o


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 06, 2012, 10:24:58 AM
No, he just has a bag. He fills it with bags of nuts and putty bars.


Title: Re: The Fitness / Weightloss / "Dieting" thread
Post by: A James on March 06, 2012, 11:30:01 AM
I have an HP ProBook 6560b which will not connect remotely right now...


Title: Re: The