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  • Premier Icon marcgear
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    178cm and around 115kgs. Target is to be ‘safely’ under a hundred, say 95kgs.

    Which is the equivalent of losing the weight of my bike plus full camelbak and probably a little more.

    jonnyboi
    Member

    jonnyboi – myfitnesspal is pretty much the default answer, it’s got a load of stuff pre programmed into it. Only issue i’ve found with it is that it massive over estimates how many calories i’ve ‘earned’ from exercise.

    cool, I’ll try that. I have trainer road and garmin for the exercise bit so hopefully I can just add those calories burned in manually?

    eckinspain
    Member

    I joined the gym a few months ago in order to lose some weight and I’ve managed to put on several kilos so my trousers don’t fit. Good work.

    I have now done the sensible thing and joined STW fat club instead.

    Premier Icon ryu1720
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    Email sent. 173cm and 100kg after putting back on the 15kg I lost a few years ago. ebikes smoking and a penchant for cream cakes were my downfall. E bike sold and back on the vaping just need a kick up the backside every now and again from the Stw collective.

    Premier Icon scaled
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    Reet, sign me up (email sent) 85KG at 187cm tall. First goal is going to be 80KG then see how I’m feeling, I’m hoping that I can shift a bit of timber without hitting my power too hard.

    Having my bikes nicked didn’t help so i’m pretty much just commuting/zwifting for the moment.

    core
    Member

    Email sent, I’m in, again. Last year didn’t go to plan much. Really crappy autumn/winter so far. Big changes happening, for the better, time to get back on track and shed some flab.

    182cm (6ft) / 95kg (15st) currently.

    Aiming for 85kg (13st 7lb) ultimately, but I’d like to get back to 14st by March to start with, and see how I feel from there, I’m not in pursuit of ultimate weight loss, and if I can tone up and get more muscle, the weight side I’m not too bothered about.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Anyone have any good tips for keeping the motivation going and resisting temptation, not MFP I find that pretty shit, I am thinking more of personal psychological tricks.

    One thing I was thinking of doing was a weekly photo journal, take my shirt off and take a front and side shot then upload them to a specialist pron site so I can see any difference, sometimes the numbers themselves don’t really mean anything when I am looking at the lunchtime options.

    atlaz
    Member

    I found the numbers did work for me. If I bought pre-packaged food I read the label and decided if it was “worth” it as I was sticking religiously to the numbers 5-days a week. That means a calorie packed lunch with the team at work meant a light meal in the evening. Ditto if I was going out for a few drinks, I needed to keep it light all day. Just the activity of recording meant I was more careful.

    For me, the weight loss was all part of my overall fitness push. Over the first 6-7 months of the year I improved measurably on the bike and some of that was down to losing 7% or so of my body weight as well as increasing my power and stamina.

    Horses for courses though. I’d not find the photo terribly motivating as although I lost 6kg and took 2 inches off my waist, I still see what needs to be done, what has been done (if you get what I mean).

    Premier Icon Tiger6791
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    ….. and again…

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzLT6_TQmq8[/video]

    1st bit of 2017 = lost 2 stone to run London Marathon

    2nd bit of 2017 = found 2 & half stone without trying… doh!

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
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    Weigh in this morning

    187cm
    Current 95kg
    Target 85kg

    real target is to be comfortable in my mostly 34″ waist clothes

    IHN
    Member

    Anyone have any good tips for keeping the motivation going and resisting temptation, not MFP I find that pretty shit, I am thinking more of personal psychological tricks.

    Weigh yourself every day

    grenosteve
    Member

    Anyone have any good tips for keeping the motivation going and resisting temptation, not MFP I find that pretty shit, I am thinking more of personal psychological tricks.

    Weigh yourself every day

    Agree – worked well for me. Just don’t expect a drop every day, look for a general downward trend. If it goes up 3 or 4 days in a row, you can quickly re-adjust your diet until it goes down again.

    Also, weigh in first thing in the morning and keep it the same time each day. That way you minimise any fluctuations from dehydration etc..

    As for psychological tricks, I’m trying to remember myself! ❓ But think for me thinking about food rather than just mindlessly shovelling was the key – forcing myself to use MFP worked really well to do this. It meant that every time I wanted to eat something, I HAD to enter it on MFP first. Most of the time this just makes you think before you eat, and other times it stopped me eating something all together because I couldn’t be bothered to log in to MFP!

    Getting into a routine also helps, when I was on top of it I was simply copying the MFP entries from the same day last week, as I was eating the same for breakfast, lunch and snacks every day, and tea was always the same every Monday, then the same on Tuesdays etc…

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    personal psychological tricks.

    Remind yourself it’s okay to feel hungry. It’s not a sign you have to feed yourself and it will not lead to your sudden death.

    Rob Hilton
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    Remind yourself it’s okay to feel hungry. It’s not a sign you have to feed yourself and it will not lead to your sudden death.

    I get to a point with feeling hungry where I actually start to like it as it becomes normal. Which might not be all that healthy…

    I’m just eating brekkie now 🙂

    Premier Icon fatmax
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    Email sent, thanks Rob.
    Aiming for 14st as I’ve crept up to 15st in the last year.
    Lakesman training (June 17th) should help but I need all the help/support/motivation possible!
    Good luck everyone.
    Fraser

    Rob Hilton
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    I’m not the Messiah – I’m not even Richard Simmons. I’m just a spreadsheet nerd who wants to be a skinny-whippet and continue being able to wear children’s clothes.

    Not for any kinky reason!! There’s no VAT on kiddies garments :mrgreen:

    So, as I sit here in my Spiderman pants pondering how I’ve lost 4 pounds since yesterday (it *was* an enormous dump!!) I wonder how many others out there might also care to shed a few ounces?? Turns out there’s loads of you 🙂 🙂

    If you’re in already you’ll shortly be receiving an email with a link to the online spreadsheet – use it wisely, though and don’t mess around with it as if you break it for you, you break it for everyone. This is a self-service system – there no **** way I’m updating for >90 people each week!

    You should find your name on the “Weight_Tracker” tab, they’re currently alphabetised; if you have to update to your forum name please don’t re-sort the names as it’ll likely all go tits-up. You get a choice to record in pounds or kilos, update this along with start & target weights to the appropriate columns and come back every week to update.

    There are some charts on the “Progress_Charts” tab so you can get a nice measure of your success. Obvs. you’ll need a few data points in there for it to start looking like anything. These need a bit of work and any suggestions as to how to add to them will be gladly received.

    I decided to do this edition as a weekly update as I kinda forgot not to eat when doing it fortnightly. If you want to do it fortnightly then just stick in the same weight for 2 weeks at a time – simple 🙂

    You’ll get an email reminder to update every week – possibly containing glib witticisms, motivational quotes, death threats and my current thoughts on whatever Star Wars film I’m obsessed with this week.

    This runs for 12 weeks – the plan is to have 4 editions throughout the year = approx. 1 year’s worth. So bear this in mind when plucking your target weight out the air. The target loss per week is automagically calculated for you using the power of arithmetic (and is reasonably accurate). If you don’t like what it suggests feel free to change to a value you do like.

    Starting weights to be logged this coming Friday 5th January (or thereabouts), and this runs up to 30th March. If you’ve started to shed already then you can use yesterday’s weight or whatever – the first week is usually just water loss anyway so it doesn’t really matter.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    personal psychological tricks.
    Remind yourself it’s okay to feel hungry. It’s not a sign you have to feed yourself and it will not lead to your sudden death.

    Don’t mistake boredom for hunger either. Not that you really mistake it; what i mean is that when you are sat at your desk staring at a screen in the mind numbing tedium of an online meeting, it’s easy to feel hungry. It’s rare to that in the middle of a nadgery technical descent on a rocky trail that your mind switches over to ‘wonder if there’s any cheese left in the fridge’. So when you get bored-hungry go and do something for a few minutes that takes your mind away and those feelings will pass.

    Alternatively, there’s something in warm / hot water that triggers the stomach to think it’s had something. Personally, i don’t really like hot water, but half an oxo cube / half a teaspoon of vegetable stock for the veggies in a cup of hot water gives a bit of flavour and is virtually zero calories (I think half an oxo cube is something like 7) and can again kick the hunger a copule of hours further down the road and closer to your next meal.

    Lastly – protein fills you up for longer so healthy high protein snack foods. I have a bag of edamame pods at work in the freezer, put some in a bowl, some hot water to cover and then leave for 15 mins, plus the effort of shelling them makes you eat less too.

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    Yeah I think I read that on here and that made a massive difference for me. It is ok to be hungry. I start work at 7am and have lunch at 11.30 am. One of my tricks was to have breakfast as late as possible , like 9, then lunch really isn’t that far away. afternoon I use my ‘snack’ calories that get me through to dinner, then some herbal tea afterwards or a glass of water if hungry, then get your head down and get to sleep. Sounds joyous doesn’t it. If you are really hungry find something to do. A bit like a hangover sitting around thinking “I have a hangover” is the worst. Take your mind off it somehow.

    However, weighing yourself the next morning and seeing your weight go down is a massive motivational kick. Weigh yourself every day.

    My fitness pal is brilliant. Once you start weighing stuff and getting clued up on the numbers I actually found it interesting. Another thing I found, is like going to the gym for the first time, once you are over a week or 10 days or so, your motivation to not undo the good work really increases. its that first week that is the hardest.

    I wouldn’t take the calories burned for exercise too seriously (strava et al I mean), but that is my other tip. Training buys you calories which you can use to have a glass of wine or dessert or whatever.

    my main motivation however is a new bike that I have ordered is coming at the end of march! So if stuck spank 2k on a frame and fork and that is all the motivation you need!

    biglump
    Member

    Hi all. Just joined the forum for exactly this. Been mountain biking for almost 30yrs but never to any extent of seriousness. Long story short, long term unhealthy living, fairly awful depression for the past 6 – 9mths and other reasons see’s me at 118kg with recent diagnosis of pre-diabetes and hypertension (lucky me :roll:).
    Not long ago we moved to Coventry and after a chatting to a sales guy in Halfords (ordered some conti tyres online) he suggested joining Godiva trailriders for a bit of motivation to get out on the bike more. So if I’m not too late, could you add my details to this ever growing list please.
    Thanks
    Michael

    fatoldgit
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    Hi Ron,
    Thanks for doing this,
    BUT,
    I am now a bit frightened of breaking your hard work,
    Can you advise how go about filling out and SAVING my progress.
    I can and have opened the spreadsheet,
    Is it a simple case of updating my row and closing it again or do I need to save it in some way

    Apologies if this is basic

    Cheers

    yiman
    Member

    193cm and 100kg or 6’4″ and 15 stone 10. Optimistic target is 14 stone which is a 2lb loss per week. I’m 45 this month and haven’t been that weight for a good few years.

    I was ~14.5 stone for a long time, then a close family bereavement in 2013 led to me drinking a couple of beers for “relaxation” a few nights a week particularly in the summer…and having young children with school/nursery runs a couple of times a week makes it much more complicated to ride to work.

    My mountain biking is few and far between which has meant that my performance on recent weekends away has been pathetic. Last year was probably my worst year ever in terms of rides/mileage.

    My strategy involves a bit more advance preparation and organisation to a) Eat sensibly at work instead of shelling out £6 a day on whatever they have in the canteen……b) Plan in a few commutes. Then cut down on the casual drinking in the house and get my turbo set up so it’s easy to jump on and even just do half an hour much more regularly. This with a mix of MFP and the motivation from this thread should help!

    Rob Hilton
    Member

    Is it a simple case of updating my row and closing it again

    Yep.

    It’ll say “All changes saved in drive” near the middle up the top.

    fatoldgit
    Member

    Wow !
    That was quick, thanks again

    Kato
    Member

    Should I have received an email with he link Rob? Nothing yet

    ta

    Rob Hilton
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    You should have kato – I’ll sort it in the morning

    Kato
    Member

    Don’t sweat mate, found it in the junk folder. Even Gmail is trying to keep me fat!

    wiggles
    Member

    Am I the only one who is plowing my way through the rest of the christmas food before friday 😳

    So will be full on fat-bastard weight friday then its time to get serious

    Kato
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    wiggles – Member
    Am I the only one who is plowing my way through the rest of the christmas food before friday

    So will be full on fat-bastard weight friday then its time to get serious

    Nope, I’ve been eating everything in sight 😯

    Premier Icon FB-ATB
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    This thread’s gaining pages like our guts have gained inches.

    PhilO
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    I’m in, if it’s not too late. Weight’s been creeping up over the last decade, and my Mtbing has taken a dive over the last couple of years with tennis elbow.

    I’ve not weighed myself recently, but I suspect I’m back up near the 95kg I started last year at. Target is 85kg, initially, with hopefully more to come off.

    grenosteve
    Member

    Holy shit! I was estimating between 100 and 101kg as I was hovering around 100 before xmas – this mornings weigh in puts me at 103kg! 😳

    that was a heavy Christmas! 97 was my lowest last year, so super motivated to hit that at least.

    prawny
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    I was expecting to be 13stone when I got back to work and I was 13’1 so at least I’m not deluded.

    Lots of work to do, was 12’1 at the start of summer, breaking my commuter in november caused most of the damage as I was pretty much off the bike for 5 weeks while there was a lot of xmas drinks/cakes doing the rounds.

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Well just had my first weigh in and I’m actually 103.5kg and not 101kg but still pretty happy that it’s not one given I’ve done sod all exercise for months and eaten a fair amount of utter rubbish.

    Turbo is set up in the garage together with the weights bench and boxing bag. Just need the man flu to shift so I can get on it.

    Good luck all 🙂

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    Well it’s worse than I thought….. estimated around 77kg – I’m up to nearly 80kg (according to the gym scales)!!

    Need to get some scales for home and do a check on those.

    wiggles
    Member

    I guess the main thing is just use the same scales for repeatability rather than absolute accuracy so best with home ones.

    (Based on the fact my home scales say I’m lighter 😆 )

    sharkbait
    Member

    I’m in.
    I actually cheated and made a start about 5 weeks ago by cutting out bread, pasta & rice…. my weight dropped from about 98kg to 92 and a bit about a week before Xmas at which point I decided not to resist any further.
    Did my weigh in last night and I was ‘only’ at 93kg which was fairly satisfying.
    Target is 85kg by the end of March – I have no idea when I was last that weight but it’s probably last century!

    jonnyboi
    Member

    It taken me a mere 48 hours to become completely obsessed with calories. And I’ve never, ever, counted calories before IN MY LIFE.

    Panetone, now that was a shock. Damn those yellow stickered bargains

    Thank you OP, mail just sent.
    Was all doing so well until about a month ago. Oh dear ……

    Sorry to be a bit late, hope I haven’t missed the boat ……

    Premier Icon scaled
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    Bloody hell i’m starving.

    Soup is useless as sustenance, even with a side order of beef jerkey (which has a surprising 9g of sugar in it for the tesco ‘original’)

    Breakfast was good though, even though those tiny hands stole one of my rashers of bacon. Wife has informed me that it’s burgers and chips for tea so it’ll be an exercise in portion control and a gentle spin on Zwift later.

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