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That's as near to the Atkins as you can get, alp that low carb stuff and it works. I did it, lost there stone in three month. Didn't drop the ale mind.

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That's as near to the Atkins as you can get, alp that low carb stuff and it works. I did it, lost there stone in three month. Didn't drop the ale mind.

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In Italy on my honeymoon and I've pretty much eaten my body weight in glorious pizza and gelato and nailed a fuck-ton of italian lager and wine.

 

Need to get back to a low-carb lifestyle when I get home. I have this weird thing where it's obvious on a day to day basis if I've eaten lots of carbs the previous day. Seem to have an instant bloat of I've overdone it yet if I skip carbs for only a day or two I look much leaner.

The way the first few pounds drop off almost immediately on low carb and go straight back on when you eat carbs is just down to water. When you eat carbs it is stored as glycogen in the body - in the liver and muscles. When your body stores say 100g of glycogen it has to be bonded with around 300g of water - just plain chemistry.

 

So the feeling of bloat when eating carbs is sometimes just down to water. You won't notice after a few days and if you go low carb again then glycogen levels drop and so does the water.

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Update. Undid all last years good work leading up to & including xmas & went back up to 15 stone.

 

Got so pissed off about so three weeks ago I joined our local boxing gym. None of that fluffy bunny treadmill when you want posers bollocks for this cat, this is hi intensity for an hour & a half. If you don't listen & give it your all, you're out. Simple as that.

 

So that along with changing my diet to super healthy, I have shed half a stone since NYD & feel much better. I've got a couple of mates down there with me & although in our 50's we're not the oldest to go. It's better though as it encourages & gives motivation and someone to work with.

 

God willing i'll keep it up & in the summer I might even post a pic of my toned torso. :cool04:

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Update. Undid all last years good work leading up to & including xmas & went back up to 15 stone.

 

Got so pissed off about so three weeks ago I joined our local boxing gym. None of that fluffy bunny treadmill when you want posers bollocks for this cat, this is hi intensity for an hour & a half. If you don't listen & give it your all, you're out. Simple as that.

 

So that along with changing my diet to super healthy, I have shed half a stone since NYD & feel much better. I've got a couple of mates down there with me & although in our 50's we're not the oldest to go. It's better though as it encourages & gives motivation and someone to work with.

 

God willing i'll keep it up & in the summer I might even post a pic of my toned torso. :cool04:

I thought you was on a walking regime. I recall you saying something about how fast you could do a mile in but cannot remember the time . When you posted it I thought thats fast . couple of weeks ago i managed under 15 minutes cannot remember exact time . how does my time compare ?. I did it on tread mill with incline set at 4 . I am will do it again to morrow just to be sure. Keep up the fitness regime mate I think its well worth it.

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I've started running properly and cut down on the booze. Got a GPS tracker watch which I hook up to Strava. Haven't weighed myself but I do feel better for it and I'm keeping up with the ice cream van for a lot longer.

I have done two Park Runs (free 5k event every Saturday across the UK), which I really enjoy.

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I thought you was on a walking regime. I recall you saying something about how fast you could do a mile in but cannot remember the time . When you posted it I thought thats fast . couple of weeks ago i managed under 15 minutes cannot remember exact time . how does my time compare ?. I did it on tread mill with incline set at 4 . I am will do it again to morrow just to be sure. Keep up the fitness regime mate I think its well worth it.

 

Still do 4 miles a day in 45 minutes mate, monday to friday plus a two mile speed walk twice a week, and boxing twice a week. I ache like fuck today mind, be alright after my 4 miler at 12.30. Starting to see a bit of definition now. :cool04:

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I've started running properly and cut down on the booze. Got a GPS tracker watch which I hook up to Strava. Haven't weighed myself but I do feel better for it and I'm keeping up with the ice cream van for a lot longer.

 

I have done two Park Runs (free 5k event every Saturday across the UK), which I really enjoy.

 

I've concluded that weighing yourself is bollocks mate. Just a fortnightly measure around the navel to see if you're slimming down. ER uses one of them engineer's tapes that measure motorways.

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I have actually not had a drink since new year which is the longest since I was about 16. I am even typing this now from my desk on a Friday lunchtime say here with all the mouthbreathers whilst everyone else is down the battle cruiser.

 

I have started using my exercise bike at home and doing a boxercise class on a Monday and pop down for the odd hour on a cross trainer

 

we will see

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I have actually not had a drink since new year which is the longest since I was about 16. I am even typing this now from my desk on a Friday lunchtime say here with all the mouthbreathers whilst everyone else is down the battle cruiser.

 

I have started using my exercise bike at home and doing a boxercise class on a Monday and pop down for the odd hour on a cross trainer

 

we will see

Well done ER......kicking booze is difficult when your social life revolves around it.

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To be honest I am doing the not go out thing at the moment. It will be hard when I go out to stand drinking sparkling water or whatever when people are getting stuck into the pints but I will give it a go.

 

I am not giving it up forever and if I want the odd pint or glass of wine I will have it but just cutting right back. I actually had a cigarette the last time I had a beer and I havent touched them for 3 years so that scared me a bit as well. I know I would never go back but just shows what a few beers does to your mind I spose

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To be honest I am doing the not go out thing at the moment. It will be hard when I go out to stand drinking sparkling water or whatever when people are getting stuck into the pints but I will give it a go.

 

I am not giving it up forever and if I want the odd pint or glass of wine I will have it but just cutting right back. I actually had a cigarette the last time I had a beer and I havent touched them for 3 years so that scared me a bit as well. I know I would never go back but just shows what a few beers does to your mind I spose

Simple way to understand it is this. If you intake more calories than you burn off you're gonna be a fat fuck. So ease off crap food in the week and fill yer boots on Saturdays. I would literally be a recluse if I never had 8-9 pints of a weekend.

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I need to sort myself out. Weighed in about 15 stone just after Christmas which is higher than I've ever been.

 

Going to cut out carbs for a month or so.

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To be honest I am doing the not go out thing at the moment. It will be hard when I go out to stand drinking sparkling water or whatever when people are getting stuck into the pints but I will give it a go.

 

I am not giving it up forever and if I want the odd pint or glass of wine I will have it but just cutting right back. I actually had a cigarette the last time I had a beer and I havent touched them for 3 years so that scared me a bit as well. I know I would never go back but just shows what a few beers does to your mind I spose

I have not smoked for over twenty years but sometimes If someone lights up I could just smoke one , only lasts for a couple of minutes then I dont think about it . I used to quite like smoking. Last year I had some disease in the gut and the specialist gave me these tablets to take , It was a fortnights course no Alcohol , I did it but since then I cannot get back into the booze , lads night out at christmas and I was pissed on 5 . I seldom go to the pub now and a year ago I went everyday . Bit shit really because drinking was me hobby.

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2 mile, 32 minutes 31seconds on tread mill walking had to put in 2 minutes of really fast speed walk at the end . set incline at 4. Any of you lads use a Polar 360 fitness watch?.

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Typical gym night. Last night. 15 minutes jogging on the spot, interrupted by sporadic press ups and sit ups. That's the warm up. Twenty minutes of squats, press ups, star jumps, sit ups with a medicine ball. Ten minutes shadow boxing. 45 minutes of circuit training including pad work, bag punching, more fucking medicine ball sit ups, jabs' with dumbbells in your hands and planking. Five minute warm down. In this time you get a total of three one minute water breaks. I am 54 in twelve weeks and keep up with all the youngsters but Christ I'm suffering this morning.

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I do 1km swim each mornings before work in the mornings 4 days a week, and try and walk 15k steps a day. Really noticed not being able to do it when I had a cold and couldn't breath properly. I feel better mentally for it.

Lost about 2.5 stone in the process (18.5 kg)

I could still do with losing more, but the weight i put on after a back injury was the first step.

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Moving house in May/June which means cancelled gym membership. However I'm looking at setting up a bit of a mini-gym in my garage.

 

Has anyone done this and can offer advice? The garage will be detached from the house so I'm a bit concerned about how cold it will get in winter and I'm a DIY dunce. Was only going to get a 2nd hand treadmill, bike and a weights bench. Might put a small telly in there but then I thought there'd be no way I could get a signal to it.

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Moving house in May/June which means cancelled gym membership. However I'm looking at setting up a bit of a mini-gym in my garage.

 

Has anyone done this and can offer advice? The garage will be detached from the house so I'm a bit concerned about how cold it will get in winter and I'm a DIY dunce. Was only going to get a 2nd hand treadmill, bike and a weights bench. Might put a small telly in there but then I thought there'd be no way I could get a signal to it.

 

Why don't you just stick a Now TV box in there? Unless you do a full on conversion job it'll be like doing your exercise in a garage. We use our garage for other stuff in the Summer but no fucker goes near it in the winger apart from to get the Christmas tree out.

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I had a weekend away with the lads in Dorset, Cos of the snow there was absolutely nothing to do in the day time, so I started my first beer at 9 am and stopped at 01.30. What a fucking legend idiot I am.

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I’ve got a charity walk coming up in a little over 3 months; approximately 150 miles across the country to be done in 9 days. I’m really starting to get serious about getting into shape now as I couldn’t bare the shame of being airlifted off the North Yorkshire moors.

I’ve on this intermittent fasting diet where you eat for the same 8 hour window each day and then during the other 16 hours it’s water only. I’ve cut out sugar completely, no takeaways, no beer, no processed foods. It was a ball ache at first but I’ve got used to it now and it seems to be working. I’ve not weighed myself but I can tell from my clothes that I’ve lost a decent bit of timber. Still a way to go yet and I still need to put plenty of miles in my legs but I think I’ll be ok. 

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