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Re: 2017 Fitness Thread
« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2017, 08:36:37 am »
You don't look nearly so large, unless you have put on weight recently. I think you carry it well (not that you shouldn't lose the extra weight though).

Thanks. I have a pretty big gut, and thick legs and Popeye-like forearms, but I distribute it somewhat evenly. Still, I feel the weight, and the belly is in the way more often than not. I'm also somewhat big-boned (my head especially, had to wait three weeks for my helmet during military service) which helps a bit.
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Re: 2017 Fitness Thread
« Reply #61 on: February 13, 2017, 09:24:02 am »
All right, I'll post.

Things are looking better for me.
My headaches are manageable.  I still have a lot of them, nearly constant, but I can mostly live with it.  It gets tiring at times, I had to cut down on some activities, but I'm feeling better, and we now found the problem, I mean, the main cause of my headaches, but it's just a lot harder to fix than I had anticipated, and not having any help from my doctor is still a little depressing, but the new osteopath I'm seeing has done wonders with me.  And she's extremely pretty too...  :perv:   just too bad she's already taken :(

Anyhow, while my old doctor was convinced everything bad with me was due to my (over)weight, this new one is simply convinced everything bad with me is due to arthritis.  In both case, that was and still is ridiculous.  I'm fat because I'm sick, I'm not sick because I'm fat.  And arthritis... please.  My ex gf and her mom had this, I know what kind of pains it causes, what alleviate the pains, what does not.  I'm no doctor, but I know a very minor case of arthritis (kinda normal for a man in his 40s with multiple accidents) is not what's causing my headaches and my loss of strenght in my left arm.

Anyhow.  With the help of the new osteopath (also a kinesiologist), I've started training again, a very modest training, much more modest than the exercices my former kinesiologist had me do.  So far, I do stretching exercices for my (twisted) ankle, for my arm and neck, and 10+minutes of bike every 2 days, without any resistance on the bike.  I could do more in early december, but then I got a silly cold, and I'm left coughing and having difficulties breathing since mid-december, and apparently, this time, it's not my asthma.  Some unknown reasons that prevents me from fully exercising myself and constantly coughing.

I also have stomach problems, for which the remedy was apparently the fat surgery (they cut a piece of my stomach, the same thing they do for obese people), according to my doctor and the surgeon at the local hospital.  So I agreeed, reluctancly, to enroll into this program.  However, according to nurse in charge in the program, it is likely that the surgery would increase my stomach pains, I will need to discuss this aspect my case with the specialized surgeon later this year before proceeding.  Wonderful.

Anyway. Since the pains are problematic and no medications fully help, I had to reduce my coffee intake, nearly cut all alcohol drinking, eat a lot less (and apparently, I don't eat enough now... fucking nutriotinists, I'm begining to wonder if it's a real science or if they're just making stuff up as they go), avoid spicy and greasy food as much as possible.  So, wonders, I have lost a little over 40 lbs since last July and had to change clothes&belt twice since.  At least, there's something positive from all this.

While things do look bad for a normal individual, in my case, it's a lot of progress.  Same time last year, it was a struggle to reach 40hrs work in a week, I could barely walk without having immense pain in my right leg and lower back, doing any kind of training resulted in headaches getting worst and occurence of dizzyness.  All of this is nearly gone.  So, 2017 should be good me on the health department.
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Re: 2017 Fitness Thread
« Reply #62 on: February 28, 2017, 08:36:38 am »
Anyone, anything ? :unsure:



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Re: 2017 Fitness Thread
« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2017, 10:13:41 am »
Still doing a monthly dumbbell workout (now on 4 cycles, up from 3, and I consider upping the weights). Still careful about what I eat, and still walking to and from work each day.

Lost 3kg over the past 2 weeks. 32 more to go.
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Re: 2017 Fitness Thread
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2017, 10:18:43 am »
Still doing a monthly dumbbell workout (now on 4 cycles, up from 3, and I consider upping the weights). Still careful about what I eat, and still walking to and from work each day.

Lost 3kg over the past 2 weeks. 32 more to go.

 :cool:

Sounds good; I think slow but steady progress is the way to tackle these things.
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Re: 2017 Fitness Thread
« Reply #65 on: March 03, 2017, 02:21:38 am »
Spoke over lunch with our CEO yesterday. He's been struggling to maintain a fit physique for many years and we've seen him grow/shrink a fair bit over the time I've been with the company. Part of it is, of course, that he's traveling a lot, gets invited for dinner/drinks by business friends etc.

He recommends intermittent fasting. Which is basically a fancy way of saying to skip one meal (well, there's several models but he recommends the most common one - skipping breakfast and limiting meals to an 8 hour period, e.g. between 12pm and 8pm or whatever period is most convenient).

I'm currently on a regime of ca. 600 kcal per meal, 3x a day. The struffle is finding recipes that fall into the category, are quick to make, and that leave me sated. Putting the 1800 kcal into two meals, or two meals and a few fruit/veg snacks would make that a lot easier (i.e. cooking dinner in the evening, eating leftovers for lunch the next day etc.), or allowing a smaller meal for lunch and the occasional bigger meal for dinner.

I will give it a try over the next week, starting today, and see how I feel next Friday. Today has been fine so far. Just had a tall coffee and water for breakfast; lunch is about 3 hours away.
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Re: 2017 Fitness Thread
« Reply #66 on: March 03, 2017, 06:47:38 am »

He recommends intermittent fasting. Which is basically a fancy way of saying to skip one meal (well, there's several models but he recommends the most common one - skipping breakfast and limiting meals to an 8 hour period, e.g. between 12pm and 8pm or whatever period is most convenient).


That sounds awful and counterproductive. I understand your body adjusts to hunger by slowing metabolism and causing you to want to eat more at the next meal to prepare for the lean times.

I'm a big believer on eating whenever you are hungry, and ideally never getting hungry, but not binge eating, limiting sugar intake, and focusing on healthier foods.
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Re: 2017 Fitness Thread
« Reply #67 on: March 03, 2017, 08:28:52 am »

He recommends intermittent fasting. Which is basically a fancy way of saying to skip one meal (well, there's several models but he recommends the most common one - skipping breakfast and limiting meals to an 8 hour period, e.g. between 12pm and 8pm or whatever period is most convenient).

That sounds awful and counterproductive. I understand your body adjusts to hunger by slowing metabolism and causing you to want to eat more at the next meal to prepare for the lean times.

I'm a big believer on eating whenever you are hungry, and ideally never getting hungry, but not binge eating, limiting sugar intake, and focusing on healthier foods.
That's sounds like a much easier method than mine, which is to eat whatever my wife cooks, and then just spend more time in the gym.
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Re: 2017 Fitness Thread
« Reply #68 on: March 03, 2017, 08:35:11 am »
That sounds awful and counterproductive. I understand your body adjusts to hunger by slowing metabolism and causing you to want to eat more at the next meal to prepare for the lean times.

My understanding is that it takes a few days of crimping on calories to trigger that body response. If you take in enough calories throughout the day you should be fine.

Again, I will give it a try if it works for me, schedule-wise, and if I find after a week that it's rubbish I'll go back to my previous rhythm.
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Re: 2017 Fitness Thread
« Reply #69 on: March 03, 2017, 10:01:38 am »

He recommends intermittent fasting. Which is basically a fancy way of saying to skip one meal (well, there's several models but he recommends the most common one - skipping breakfast and limiting meals to an 8 hour period, e.g. between 12pm and 8pm or whatever period is most convenient).


That sounds awful and counterproductive. I understand your body adjusts to hunger by slowing metabolism and causing you to want to eat more at the next meal to prepare for the lean times.

I'm a big believer on eating whenever you are hungry, and ideally never getting hungry, but not binge eating, limiting sugar intake, and focusing on healthier foods.

I mean this is what I do to, but you and I have never been significantly overweight at any point either.  There's not much point in our giving weight loss advice.

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Re: 2017 Fitness Thread
« Reply #70 on: March 28, 2017, 02:51:54 am »
I tried the intermittent fasting for two days and then gave up, because the cravings were really bad.

Still sticking to my revised diet (1600-1800 kcal a day, with an avg. of 1700-1800 per week, allowing for a cheat day). More salad, less meat. I've eaten bread yesterday for the first time in a month or so. :hmm: (It's not like I avoid it intentionally, but in the morning I have musli and eggs, in the evenings mostly salads.)

Doing my workout three days a week; upped the weight to 12.5 kg (25 pounds) per dumbell last week.  :showoff: It hurts.  :blush:

Also still walking my 5k daily (to and from work) and take the stairs when I can (which is ca. 5-6 floors in our building).

Down almost 10kg by now, with ca. 30kg still planned to reach my target of 95kg.
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Re: 2017 Fitness Thread
« Reply #71 on: March 28, 2017, 05:28:21 am »
I tried the intermittent fasting for two days and then gave up, because the cravings were really bad.

Still sticking to my revised diet (1600-1800 kcal a day, with an avg. of 1700-1800 per week, allowing for a cheat day). More salad, less meat. I've eaten bread yesterday for the first time in a month or so. :hmm: (It's not like I avoid it intentionally, but in the morning I have musli and eggs, in the evenings mostly salads.)

Doing my workout three days a week; upped the weight to 12.5 kg (25 pounds) per dumbell last week.  :showoff: It hurts.  :blush:

Also still walking my 5k daily (to and from work) and take the stairs when I can (which is ca. 5-6 floors in our building).

Down almost 10kg by now, with ca. 30kg still planned to reach my target of 95kg.

Nice going  :cool:

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Re: 2017 Fitness Thread
« Reply #72 on: March 28, 2017, 06:27:13 am »
I bike up a 350 foot hill every day to get to work.

How many calories does ogling coeds burn?

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« Reply #73 on: March 28, 2017, 07:26:11 am »
I bike up a 350 foot hill every day to get to work.

How many calories does ogling coeds burn?

Fewer than they burn while moving away from you. :P

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Re: 2017 Fitness Thread
« Reply #74 on: March 28, 2017, 10:49:22 am »
I've started tracking my calories/food again, but mostly to make sure that I'm eating enough. I also ordered a desk bike peddler that I can use while I'm working at my desk.

Oh, and a thigh master. :perv:

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