Following Exercise advice and weight loss Page 592

  • Psychotext 12 May 2021 10:30:37 70,571 posts
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    Always better doing something than nothing. Turning up is a win. :)
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 12 May 2021 13:33:39 19,729 posts
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    I did it. 10k almost all off road in just over an hour. Pretty pleased with myself even if I did need to start walking intervals on the final few stretches.

    Iíve not run this far in a single session since I used to play right back in local 11-a-side games over ten years ago.
  • Derblington 12 May 2021 14:36:50 35,099 posts
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    Nice one!

    I've never been into endurance sports. I'm sure it'd be alright once you get going but I just can't get my head around spending 20 mins max doing intervals and getting it over with, versus an hour (or more) doing the thing I don't want to do in the first place.
    I bought a Rogue Echo Bike last friday so that I can do the shitty stuff at home.

    Edited by Derblington at 14:37:05 12-05-2021
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 12 May 2021 14:46:12 19,729 posts
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    Its nice to get out, today I ran through woodland, a farm and then along the coast.

    I was a gym/HIIT attendee before work and moving out of the area made it too difficult to keep up. Lots of 5-a-side then too which is basically 30 minutes of shuttle runs. Not that I was ever that fit even then.
  • TommyUnderwear 12 May 2021 14:51:39 389 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    Nice one!

    I've never been into endurance sports. I'm sure it'd be alright once you get going but I just can't get my head around spending 20 mins max doing intervals and getting it over with, versus an hour (or more) doing the thing I don't want to do in the first place.
    I bought a Rogue Echo Bike last friday so that I can do the shitty stuff at home.
    I get what you mean. I was in the same boat but decided to change from fast, short runs to mid/long distance runs just to see how I got on. Starting off it was a chore as you find your mind wavering as well as the body tiring but after a while I ended up loving it. I actually became frustrated at my shorter runs and was happier at the end of 1 hour+ runs.
  • Derblington 12 May 2021 16:41:49 35,099 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    Its nice to get out, today I ran through woodland, a farm and then along the coast.
    For sure. I live near a small nature reserve and do a couple of 7km walks a week. I guess I consider that more brain health time than body health time.
  • RyanDS 12 May 2021 18:07:35 14,043 posts
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    Second pt session today. Fuck me I am in agony. Seemed easier than my home workout but using muscles I didn't know I had etc. Doing pt once a week then 3 sessions at home.

    Figured as you guys were telling me I was fucking my body up I may as well do it properly. Still at 78kg, so 6 kg down, but lost some inches around chest and belly. Big shift from cardio to weights as well which you guys were right about.

    Still struggling with the diet though as I just don't eat much and am struggling to find 2000 odd calories to eat. Having to force myself meals more. It is not I don't like food or am anorexic or whatever, I just genuinely have always had a small appetite so struggle to eat enough.
  • Psychotext 12 May 2021 18:18:48 70,571 posts
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    It's always hard, whether you have to eat more, or eat less, or just eat better. Very few people can manage anything like a good diet without obvious effort.
  • Lukus 12 May 2021 18:29:14 24,599 posts
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    Sounds like a good excuse to snack between meals to me.
  • Psychotext 12 May 2021 18:56:55 70,571 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    Sounds like a good excuse to snack between meals to me.
    I know it's alien to most people, but if you're not hungry then you aren't going to want to snack either.

    I fucking hated bulking.
  • RyanDS 12 May 2021 19:01:10 14,043 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    Sounds like a good excuse to snack between meals to me.
    I never snack. I honestly am happy with one big meal a day. I have got myself eating protein shake breakfast and lunch, and a piece of fruit at lunch and even that is tough. Sounds silly when I hear about other people trying to diet and always hungry, but I am the opposite. I genuinely am doing a diet app now and trying to add calories at lunch so I get up to the suggested which is not the traditional use...
  • Drakesmoke 16 May 2021 08:34:53 879 posts
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    Me and my partner are on calorie counting at the mo, basically just logging stuff through My Fitness Pal. She's doing protein shakes for a few weeks in lieu of breakfast and lunch. Seems to be working for her but a bit much for me.

    I've been going about a fortnight and have apparently lost around five and a half pounds. I think this is skewed personally - doctor's weigh in that prompted me had me at 13st 10 but I'm reckoning my jeans maybe added a pound or two.

    Been roped into a cheat night I don't really want tonight, which will be a curry or similar from a takeaway and maybe two or three cans.

    How much should I worry about the effect of that? According to the doctors I need to shed a stone to just slide into BMI - I'm not a muscular person so I'm happy to go with BMI as a guideline.

    Edited by Drakesmoke at 08:36:03 16-05-2021
  • elstoof 16 May 2021 08:46:04 27,823 posts
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    One meal wonít add pounds on you. Avoid the creamy kormas though
  • Psiloc 16 May 2021 10:15:00 6,345 posts
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    Have a mixed grill if youíre definitely having an Indian
  • THFourteen 16 May 2021 11:47:26 54,901 posts
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    Could also drop the 2 or 3 cans, thatís 600+ calories.
  • Psychotext 16 May 2021 12:01:06 70,571 posts
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    Psiloc wrote:
    Have a mixed grill if youíre definitely having an Indian
    Aye, or a curry that's light on sauce. Anything that's just meat and spice heavy will be best, with chicken the best choice of the meats (I eat curry all the time on a fairly strict diet).

    Unless you've been insanely strict, a cheat day shouldn't add too much weight. The more strict you've been, the bigger the bounce in weight you're likely to see. You may not see anything on a moderate calorie restriction.
  • Drakesmoke 17 May 2021 08:51:17 879 posts
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    I followed none of the advice. Sorry. 😭
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 17 May 2021 10:57:05 19,729 posts
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    I had a terrible weekend food-wise. Obviously doesnít derail all the progress Iíve made but it was every bad habit I used to have crammed into two days.
  • Drakesmoke 17 May 2021 11:09:22 879 posts
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    If the received wisdom is correct you need to eat 3500 over your base rate to put on a lb of fat. I think I'm taking a mind that one cheat day a month in the context of an average calorie intake shouldn't hurt too much. Don't want to do more than that though as that's wagon jumping territory then.
  • Psychotext 17 May 2021 11:52:51 70,571 posts
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    A decent size Indian meal could easily be 3.5k on its own.

    I had a side of pakora last night that was 800kcal. Factor in a bunch of rice, an oily main, some samosas, naans and poppadoms. Few beers on top of that.

    Yeah, easily.

    Edit - I've had takeaway pizza meals end up that high too.

    Edited by Psychotext at 12:10:35 17-05-2021
  • mrpon 17 May 2021 12:10:12 37,316 posts
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    Just for perspective, I watched Joey Chestnut eat 32 Big Macs on YT yesterday. He got the serious meat sweats.
  • mrpon 17 May 2021 12:11:06 37,316 posts
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    18,000 calories
  • sport 17 May 2021 12:17:42 17,031 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Just for perspective, I watched Joey Chestnut eat 32 Big Macs on YT yesterday. He got the serious meat sweats.
    Kobayashi or GTFO!
  • mrpon 17 May 2021 12:33:41 37,316 posts
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    Pfft, more a Shutkever fan tbh, very easy on the eye.
  • Psiloc 17 May 2021 13:27:46 6,345 posts
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    Tbh I think if you deny yourself meals that you enjoy like that forever then youíre not going to last on your diet anyway. I think the healthy thing is to see it as a treat.

    A trick I learned is to ask myself ďam I bingingĒ. If you believe in ďeverything in moderationĒ then itís a binge thatís going to wreck it
  • DaM 17 May 2021 14:15:06 17,717 posts
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    While trying to balance my blood sugar with takeaways, rice is very carby, you don't realise. Add in some naan, and even before you get to anything else, that's a lot of sugars. I've started to weigh rice.
  • Dougs 17 May 2021 14:46:43 100,274 posts
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    Yeah, when my wife had gestational diabetes, the amount of rice/pasta she allowed herself was pitiful.
  • RawShark 17 May 2021 15:14:44 2,080 posts
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    I had a terrible couple of weeks and I've been shit at getting outside and getting exercise for a good couple of months. Decided enough was enough and dived into a free trial on a fitness programme. Did a 40 minute Hiit session which thanks to me being in atrocious shape turned into about 60 minutes including my extended rest periods where I paused the app and questioned if my various organs were shutting down or not.

    It's probably a questionable decision to go in hard after so long off, but at least with the app I don't have a class full of fitter people that I have no hope of keeping pace with.
  • MrWorf 17 May 2021 15:24:13 64,172 posts
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    It is questionable, if you push yourself too hard at the beginning you probably wont keep it up, good on you if you do of course! But I would advise working at pace that keeps you coming back for more. Every time I've gone hard or set the bar too high at the beginning I've eventually given up. Every. Single. Time. What's the iftness app btw?
  • RawShark 17 May 2021 16:58:36 2,080 posts
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    It's Fiit. I'll almost certainly be lowering the bar over the next few days. I just needed a test run to gauge how hard the classes were versus how unfit I've gotten.

    Edited by RawShark at 17:01:14 17-05-2021
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