*steps on scales
**crys a little
***enters garage and gets on turbo trainer
*steps on scales
**crys a little
***enters garage and gets on turbo trainer
We don't have any scales, I go off how I look, feel and how my clothes fit. Not too good on all fronts at the moment. Feel like I'm quite bloated. Worked out that I started upping the seasonal intake with a corresponding drop in exercise around early November.
On dry January now with a BIG focus on eating better and getting back into a good exercise / sleep routine.
I've not seen my racing/fighting weight since about 1982.
However I do have a few goals. Over the years I've been up as high as 20st. Currently sitting on 15st 6. My weight usually sits around 15 0, so I've snuck a few on pre-xmas and over xmas.
I'm on the 5-2 diet and trying to mix it up a bit this year with the 5 days not being "all you can eat" days... just having them as what normal people would eat. I do seem to have a massive appetite compared to normal humans... which doesn't help... But i'm in the process of being strict.
For me, apart from the obvious health benefits I was very disappointed with my finish in the SPAM event on the 29th Dec... Although it was around 50%, 160th out of 315 riders, I felt that I was losing out a LOT on the up bits... despite the fact I don't mind climbing generally, the racing lightweights were destroying me on the up. So the goal is the get the gap in weight between me and them a bit closer this year, making the riding a bit more even.
I'm on the diet that worked well for my friend. There are 2 rules, eat less + move more. I try not to have naughty snacks but I still have a yard of Jaffa cakes from Christmas!
On the plus side went for a 5 mile run the other day and the lactics stills stuck in my legs... *sigh*
Having been up as high as 20 Stone and down as low as 13.5 I'm currently sitting at 17 after 6 weeks of poor diet and no exercise.
With a tough mudder to complete in October and a summer full of activities coming up I'd be happy to be under 15 stone by April so about 6 lbs a month to lose which should be do-able with a sensible diet and plenty of exercise.
Will be good to keep track of everyones progress and see what's working for everyone.
january 2013 14st 0
june 2013 11st 11
january 2014 13st 9
I lost 19Lbs on the Idave Diet back in Jan 2011 in about 3-4 months
Junior 2 was born and gradually I fell off the wagon
I`ve put it all back on again
Cant seem to string 2 or 3 days "Diet complient" together at the moment, not helped by the fact I seem to be constantly sick / ill at the moment.
Really want to shift a stone before 1st Feb to give my knees an easier time snowboarding.
Need to do some squats to get some leg strength back again too.
5'6" 12st7 this morning = officially fat ba$tard
Heres to sub 11st this year and a lot less fat.
Unfortunately I don't have the quick wins like cutting out alchohol, as I haven't drunk for 18 years, so its got to be all diet and exercise for me
So I've lost over a stone since October (down to 13st) through more riding and eating less - simples!
I went out for a run today for the first time in about a year and did 3.5 miles at a 9 min/mile pace which I was quite pleased with. Didn't have to stop either despite it being reet hilly round here.
But now I'm in serious muscle pain. Can't walk down the stairs type discomfort. I'm sure the answer is to stretch - but I'm not clear on what to stretch and when to stretch it! Any tips?
And I still prefer riding, but can see the benefit of a run for fitting in some exercise in a short space of time when I haven't got the bike with me.
Cr500dom - I couldn't string diet days together due to work and travel more than anything. 5:2 worked (works) for me, in that you can pick and choose the 2 days to fit in better.
Surfdad - been there, done that. I have run half marathons in the past, I can do 8 hours on the bike, surely I don't need to start running like an absolute beginner. WRONG!! I could barely walk after a 20 minute run. Start slow and short and build up, your knees and hips and calves will thank you in the long run (in fact, they'll thank you tomorrow, when you can do another run and build up as opposed to being laid up injured)
Can't say I've ever had weight issues been 12st for ever it seems. Just been out for a run instead of bike, uhh don't like it...
So how is everyone doing?
I'm down 2.8 KG so another 4 KG to go
Hunger pains just about disappeared and finding it a bit easier than I expected. However wight loss seems to be slowing so we will see
January 1st - 13st 6lbs
January 9th - 13st 1lb
Purely down to monitoring what I eat, riding to work (its only 6 miles each way, but every little helps) - and sweating my ass off in the gym at least every other day.
Will be honest and say I'm actually really enjoying it
10 days ago I was 76kg. Changed my diet and back into pre season training and this morning I weighed in at 72kg. 2kgs to go for my first target. Really want to eat cake and chocolate though!
Jan 1st 16.6
Jan 8th 16.1
.....so going in the right direction for once!
Not weighed myself yet or anything but thinking of going for something a bit more structured with diet. Anyone used the 5:2 diet long term? Sound sl
Like something I could get used to, but is it just short term or something sustainable?
I'm currently 200lbs.
Did get down to 189lbs in the summer.
Want to get to 182 lbs and maintain that weight.
Plan is -
1) Watch what I eat (it's easier to get it on the fork that way!)
2) More riding my Mountain Bike
3) More riding of Road Bike
4) use turbo trainer in between.
4lbs lost in 2 weeks so far.
@wiggles, tried the 5.2 diet last October. Managed two weeks, it's hard work.
I quite often don't get a chance to eat until 6pm after work anyway, so would just mean being more careful when I get home a few days a week.
I'm also tracking everything I eat on the myfitnesspal app. I've also logged exercise/walking but the calorie consumption is way too optimistic!
Anyone used the 5:2 diet long term? Sounds like something I could get used to, but is it just short term or something sustainable?
I have. Barring Christmas which was a free for all, I've been on it for just under a year now.
New Year 2013, i was 15:12 (a big meal away from being 16st) and in 38" trousers
I did a few weeks of calorie counting but found it tough being restricted every day, particularly as i travelled with work / had client dinners, although i generally stuck to it and lost weight.
After 6 weeks i was introduced to 5:2 and found as a means of fitting a 'non faddy, calorie restricting' diet around my lifestyle it suited me fine.
Mid August i got to my lowest, after all my training and riding for a 12hr solo, i was down to 13:2, total loss of 38lbs, and bought a pair of 32" waist jeans.
Since the solo, and with darker nights / no in the dark commuting by bike, my riding has dropped off considerably but i've stayed broadly on 5:2, with the variation being that some weeks i fasted one day only if I didn't feel like doing two or other things came up, other weeks I did two but went up from a strict 600/day to more like 800-900. And between end of Aug and the run up to Christmas I put on about 3 lbs. That's another reason i like it, it's very flexible to switch between loss and maintenance. If i found weight creeping back on too fast, i went back to doing it properly for a week or two.
Over Christmas, so from mid Dec to 6th jan, when i went back to work, it's been eat what you like, when you like. My 32" waist jeans are 'tight' and on 6/1 I was up to 13:11 But i had a bloody good Christmas. Have been back on the wagon this week and although i don't normally do midweek weighing (or you become obsessive) I am 'some' lbs lighter than i was at the start of the week. Def closer to 13 and a half than 14st.
@rooleymoor. it's not for everyone, and you're right, it's not 'easy' in that for 2 days a week you will be, in the main, hungry. But I vastly prefer being able to psychologically deal with being proper hungry 2 days a week than permanently being a bit hungry but paranoid about what i could eat to deal with it and the impact that'd have on the day's count.
Thanks for that sounds great, I'm in the region of 16st (no scales) myself so that seems like a great amount of weight you manageed to lose. Hopefully will get somewhere near that kind of loss.
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