- Chub Club 2020
Well, after a week of a gross intake of 1800kcals/day (disregarding exercise – weightlifting/walking etc) and 2 days of a net zero kcals (two big days cycling ~ 4000 kcals exertion) and two skipped dinners I have lost a grand total of…. f-all. Haven’t put any on though.
I think this week, I’m exactly the same 🙁 and from experience I always ‘plateau’ for a couple of weeks after the first few ‘big’ weeks. Just got to keep up the good work and push on through 🙂
If we’re using more calories than we consume then there can only be one outcome…. 🙂Posted 2 weeks agotheotherjonvSubscriber
jim – honestly, I think it takes 2-3 months. It’s an addiction rather than a need for the calorific intake, and the synergy of fat and sugar or fat and salt does trigger the same responses as when drug addicts think about cocaine
[C&P ‘ cos the bit I found was from the Daily Sieg Heil]
We might make the odd effort to eat more carefully, to watch our portions and exercise more, but, ultimately, many of us resort to bingeing on the wrong foods.
But guess what? It might not all be down to our appalling lack of willpower. According to David Kessler, the former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, over-eating might be due to something altogether more insidious – the combination of fats, sugars and salt used by food manufactures to trigger a ‘bliss’ point in the human brain.
so that’s chocolates, cake, and crisps all as highly addictive…..what great news!Posted 2 weeks agomatt_blMember
I’m still on the slow/steady progress. Another 0.9 kg for me this week.
The only problem with this is that beyond the scales the changes really aren’t that noticeable. My clothes still don’t fit, I haven’t started flying up hills running or on the bike.
Ah well, onwards and downwards. MattPosted 2 weeks agoStraightlinerSubscriber
Making steady progress but it’s tough and like the comments above, there are times when you just want to eat chocolate or something that isn’t going to help the situation. I’ve been Zwifting and using the gym when I can, which is a big improvement for me from last year’s much more sedentary state. Just need to keep it all going – at some point the obvious fat loss/weight will stop heading down and then it will be about maintaining fitness and muscle rather than piling on the blubber again.
Slightly surprised by this week, I’ve had birthday lunches/dinners and a few glasses of wine/beer so wasn’t expecting much of a drop. Will try to be back to the new normal more this week and see what happens.Posted 2 weeks ago
No doubt last night carrot cake didn’t help and ‘celebrating’ end of dry January tomorrow with steak, chips and a bottle of wine will impact next week
Don’t fret about week to week, concentrate on the end goal in March.
I was out for a large meal & drinking session last weekend and feared the worse. I ended up 0.5kg down- not a massive drop but as I expected to be up I’m happy with that.
Also having some dark chocolate as a treat some nights so it’s possible to have a treat and loose the kgs.Posted 2 weeks ago
Well, 1 kg down since Monday.
Not bad considering I was in a hotel n London for 3 of those nights and eating out, with one night boozing with a pal. Asian food is my friend – dumplings and ramen. Filling and low cals. Also had a steak and skipped the chips!!!
On top of that I smashed my PB on the bench press by 10kg this morning so I am definitely not wasting away. I am eating 300 kcals/day in protein supplements just now too.
Down 3.3kg in 3 weeks so well on target for my plan of losing 5kg in 6 weeks.
Legs, Bums and Tums today, then freeweights, a 25 mile bike ride and boxing class tonight, big MTB ride tomorrow and got two circuits classes and 3 huge MTB rides (including Jacob’s Ladder and Hellvelyn) planned for next week. Maybe get that last 1.7kg off and achieve my goal within the month.Posted 2 weeks agoschrickvr6Member
Down to 114kg so 8kg down overall, still 3kg higher than I was at the start of December but my scales say I’ve gained a few kg of muscle, definitely feeling better for getting back in the gym and I’ve gained a notch on my belt, just as well as I didn’t have any to spare.Posted 2 weeks agolongdogMember
Another 1.6lbs down, so happy with that, pretty much 10lb over all 😁
Need to keep a rein on it though as some long rides 4-5 hours (last Saturday and this Wednesday) can easily trigger eating too much afterwards.
Anyone else find they have a lot of inflammation after a tough/long sessions? My thighs still look and feel fairly swollen after Wednesdays 4.5hour road ride, so I’ve maybe lost more than the 1.6lb this week.Posted 2 weeks ago
Just had a big fillet steak with chips followed by homemade key lime pie/cheesecake. First drink tonight in a month, must drag myself out in the morning to work some of this off. It’s a bit bitter sweet really, very enjoyable but appreciate how hard it is to work off.Posted 2 weeks agoStraightlinerSubscriber
Well done again to those losing weight this week. Interestingly it looks like this week is showing fewer losses across the sheet – have we hit the plateau or did the end of dry January trigger some extra consumption? I lost a little but it’s less than I had expected after what seemed like a good week – perhaps it’s last week catching up with me?Posted 1 week agognusmasSubscriber
I put on a little, really struggling with daily life at the moment with so much going on and reverting back to my old ways. Desperately trying to stop but not succeeding yet. Doctor has referred me to the national exercise referral scheme so should be starting that after half term. Hopefully with some motivation from them I will have some progress then.Posted 1 week agon0b0dy0ftheg0atMember
I’ve gained ~0.4Kg this week, back up to 77.1Kg… Too many cold X buns (15) and 200g packs of chocolate raisins (4?), plus extra peanut butter and jam sandwiches (even though they have far less on each slice than through 2019).
Good job I’m doing plenty of turbo sessions, otherwise the gain would be much more!
At least Salter digital scales think I’m 10.1% fat so no increase there. So maybe gain is extra fluid absorbed by all that bread going through my gut?Posted 1 week agomatt_blMember
Just 0.5kg off for me this week, not what I wanted but it’s all going in the right direction. Thinking about it two meals at the pub and no parkrun, losing anything is a result!
I’m happy when my, let’s face it crap, scales tell me I’ve dipped under 30% body fat.
Anyway, some great losses. Keep it up everyone and it will soon be ‘no-chub club’.
MattPosted 1 week ago
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