Exercise advice and weight loss Page 478

  • THFourteen 10 Sep 2018 18:45:45 49,563 posts
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    @Dougs few squares once or twice a day? Sounds like youíre eating chocolate in normal amounts? Not excessive?
  • Mr_Sleep 10 Sep 2018 19:11:08 21,937 posts
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    AddieB wrote:
    Meh been on a healthy eating regime but it appears that my medication I'm on for various things has caused me to gain weight or messed with my metabolism or something. I did lose 7lbs but it's all put back on and I'm quite frankly baffled.
    Could it be muscle rather than fat?
  • AddieB 10 Sep 2018 19:13:08 559 posts
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    Mr_Sleep wrote:
    AddieB wrote:
    Meh been on a healthy eating regime but it appears that my medication I'm on for various things has caused me to gain weight or messed with my metabolism or something. I did lose 7lbs but it's all put back on and I'm quite frankly baffled.
    Could it be muscle rather than fat?
    I've been doing mainly cardio so I don't think so. I know in the past I've had gains with just doing weights. I'm literally on a lose weight/fat campaign since being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol.

    Edited by AddieB at 19:13:29 10-09-2018
  • Mr_Sleep 10 Sep 2018 19:16:48 21,937 posts
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    I guess you could try using a tape measure on areas of your body where you usually gain fat to see if that is changing/increasing.

    Best of luck with combating the diabetes and cholesterol.
  • AddieB 10 Sep 2018 20:02:45 559 posts
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    @Mr_Sleep

    Cheers :)
  • Dougs 10 Sep 2018 20:20:27 86,487 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    @Dougs few squares once or twice a day? Sounds like youíre eating chocolate in normal amounts? Not excessive?
    Still more than I'd like. Basically I have no control. If it ain't in the house, I don't miss it. But if it is...
  • AddieB 10 Sep 2018 20:24:44 559 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    THFourteen wrote:
    @Dougs few squares once or twice a day? Sounds like youíre eating chocolate in normal amounts? Not excessive?
    Still more than I'd like. Basically I have no control. If it ain't in the house, I don't miss it. But if it is...
    I've a major sweet tooth so obviously cutting out/ back on the treats has been killer for me. I found quitting smoking much easier when I did that (2 years ago) doesn't help the fact our house has treats for the kids and it's always someone's birthday at work so desks are full of cakes. I've avoided temptation in 7 weeks though:)
  • Dougs 10 Sep 2018 20:27:55 86,487 posts
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    Well done!
  • elstoof 10 Sep 2018 20:48:58 21,023 posts
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    Booze is my problem at the moment, not excessive amounts but a drink most nights because reasons
  • challenge_hanukkah 10 Sep 2018 21:03:09 7,699 posts
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    I suffer from really quite horrific cheese retention.
  • AddieB 10 Sep 2018 21:05:14 559 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    I suffer from really quite horrific cheese retention.
    Xtracheese?
  • Dougs 10 Sep 2018 21:39:13 86,487 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Booze is my problem at the moment, not excessive amounts but a drink most nights because reasons
    Very easily done. Been a relatively stress free 2 years or so but the 4 or 5 before that had me drinking at least 3 or 4 drinks every night. Usually more. No surprise that I hit 16.5st.
  • fontgeeksogood 10 Sep 2018 21:41:38 2,200 posts
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    It (booze) is what holds back my gainzzz. I've had a few days off since coming back from holiday and I feel shit for it which is troubling.

    Also think I broke my toe on my squat rack this morning but that's more of a Brave Soldier thread post
  • THFourteen 11 Sep 2018 08:24:29 49,563 posts
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    I drunk a lot when I was at uni and probably the five to ten subsequent years. But over the last few years my alcohol tolerance has dissapeared and I probably only drink once or twice a fortnight, and even then the thought of more than 3 pints fills me with dread as I know Iíll wake up feeling terrible in the morning.

    Think Iíve got that Asian gene that makes breaking down alcohol difficult.
  • GoatApocalypse 11 Sep 2018 08:26:43 4,382 posts
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    I haven't been able to make it to the gym letter, so I've Blbeen doing 100 press ups a day for a few weeks instead and have to say I'm shocked at the difference it's made.

    I'm considering ditching the gym subscription and doing calisthenics exclusively.
  • Tonka 11 Sep 2018 08:28:54 28,319 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Think Iíve got that Asian gene that makes breaking down alcohol difficult.
    It's called ageing, not asian.
  • elstoof 11 Sep 2018 08:35:59 21,023 posts
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    Callisthenics is pretty much all you need unless you want to make massive gains. Motivation is the hard part though, knowing the gym was there and paid for got me through the lulls
  • Dougs 11 Sep 2018 09:28:36 86,487 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    THFourteen wrote:
    Think Iíve got that Asian gene that makes breaking down alcohol difficult.
    It's called ageing, not asian.
    Ha! And out of practice. The body adjusts.
  • Tonka 11 Sep 2018 09:36:43 28,319 posts
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    I've started shedding my dad bod now that summer is over. Not drinking two pints of beer per day helps. I also try to be hungry when go to bed and I swapped my brekfast bowl for a smaller one.

    Gone from 108kg to 101 in six weeks. I've done the same a couple of years back. As elstoof says it's motivation that's the hard part.

    Eating less is piss easy. To keep eating less is a bastard.
  • AddieB 11 Sep 2018 10:47:19 559 posts
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    Gym last night, gym this morning. Feel better for it. The wife has suggested my weight gain could be a thyroid issue as they are linked with type 2 diabetes. My plan is to go see the doc if I don't see any improvement over the next week or so and get some blood tests done.

    One thing I've noticed about doing cardio. I find the first 10-15 mins absolutely killer. Like I want to stop and go home there and then. Once I'm over that timescale I feel like I could go on forever.
  • THFourteen 11 Sep 2018 10:48:25 49,563 posts
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    @Tonka I could do with dropping 10lbs back to 11 stone but I just cba.

    Itís easy enough for me to maintain 11st10 but hate not eating especially when your day starts at 4 gonna be a long day without FOOD
  • THFourteen 11 Sep 2018 10:48:57 49,563 posts
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    @AddieB

    You said youíre on a healthy regime, are you tracking calories consumed?
  • AddieB 11 Sep 2018 10:51:49 559 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    @AddieB

    You said youíre on a healthy regime, are you tracking calories consumed?
    Roughly yes. I'm used to what's what now with my eating so always know roughly what I've had. Not exactly ideal but I've everything in that fitness tracker app.
  • askew 14 Sep 2018 09:52:10 17,351 posts
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    Here's a question, since I don't really have any sports bods in my network: how quickly are my cardio gains going to wither over the winter?

    I'm pretty chuffed with where I've gotten to this year with a structured training plan for running:
    - after a winter of no running, started back in March with base training so I was turning over 30 miles a week;
    - followed 10 out of 12 weeks of a 10k plan (end of that plan overlapped with when I wanted to start half-marathon focus);
    - then the last 10 weeks of 12 of a half-marathon schedule.

    I'm repeating the last five weeks of that plan to keep turning over until my last race, then was going to take a month off running, and sub in some base cycling training.

    I have decided to enter Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire next summer. Counting 28 weeks back puts me at needing to start training again in December, and running will be less of a focus.

    I guess I don't want to start back and find myself gasping for air.
  • Dougs 14 Sep 2018 10:18:31 86,487 posts
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    Pfft, just get out the winter gear!
  • fontgeeksogood 14 Sep 2018 10:48:11 2,200 posts
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    It's only cold for the first mile
  • Dougs 14 Sep 2018 10:53:14 86,487 posts
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    I am of course being a massive hypocrite. Despite having all the winter cycling gear I need, I retreat Dec-Feb. Fuck that
  • fontgeeksogood 14 Sep 2018 10:56:11 2,200 posts
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    Invest in some Reverse Technogel
  • the_milkybar_kid 14 Sep 2018 10:58:17 7,472 posts
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    Yeah get out in that winter air, man. When I took cardio more seriously I used to love going on a run before the gym, so about half 5 / 6 it'd be just lit up by street lights and fucking freezing but really enjoyable.
  • askew 14 Sep 2018 11:00:34 17,351 posts
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    Ah, I do intend to be running over the winter, but I'm just wondering how much it'll fall off as running load will be decreased while swimming and cycling increase in comparison to how it's been the past six months.
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