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Title: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 17:03:43
As per title do you care about what you eat and take regular exercise or have no interest in either.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 17:15:05
Yes and yes.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 17:15:38
I eat more healthier over here - mainly because there are no processed ready meals for sale. I also eat less. Less sugary snacks, too.

Iíve taken up cycling - albeit an electric bike but it still needs some input. I swim almost daily and hike in the cooler months.

I certainly feel Ďbetterí but whether that actually translates into being healthier I donít know.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 17:18:59
I guess you've got more fresh fish & seafood accessible and with the long hot summers plenty of salad is more appealing.
I try and walk a lot but it's still hard to avoid the processed food.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Kinky Tom on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 17:19:07
Yes. 

I, for the most part, eat very well, I mostly cook myself and am perhaps lucky that I actually enjoy food that happens to be healthy.  I live in a ski resort and work in a bar so will be on my feet most of the day.

The last few (lots) of months have been different, working in a ski resort bar means you tend to drink a bit, that's the hardest thing to take care of once a pandemic starts so once you're no longer on your feet all day and getting the incidental exercise in you need to be more proactive.

I try to drink less, habits can actually be easy to get into sometimes.  I've been pretty successful recently in this regard.  I still eat well, that's not something I can ever see changing, again I'm lucky in that regard, fast food is really not for me.  I have to be pro-active insofar as exercise goes as a 41 year old, I really like walking. 

Sometimes you drink more than you should and thereby not exercise as you should but I think I'm doing OK.  I definitely have markers I never want to go beyond and am very good at taking care of things if I'm progressing to that stage if I'm not on my feet as much as I usually would be.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 17:21:37
You sound very disciplined Tom which obviously works for you plus you got the crisp fresh air up in the mountains 


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 17:30:05
I'm pretty fortunate that I've never really been 'obese' but after Christmas in Sydney a few years back I had got to a weight that I was very uncomfortable with. I've always been quite disciplined like KT so was able to shift that weight and generally I'm able to maintain a decent weight. My wife is a great cook and we eat pretty healthily and don't go mad with snacks or sweet food. Takeaways are generally fortnightlyish but we usually make it last 2 days rather than gorge. Indian generally although Mrs Bob does cook good Indian food as well.

Exercise wise I try and walk for an hour a day, I love to head out and listen to music or the Loathed Strangers podcast. I'm pretty boring and have a route I take. I haven't been for a while but went to the gym 3/4 times a week. Hoping to start this early soon as I'm going to have to get back into the office and need to get my body out of the routine of sleeping until 8am!!

I personally think discipline is key and I'm 'lucky' that I've never been addicted to anything so having a few weeks off the booze is really easy for me. Forgot to say I have high cholesterol which my dad also has. I take stating to control it but its also in the back of my mind that I need to maintain a healthy lifestyle although I don't live like a super health freak.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 17:34:24
I'm pretty similar to you Bob although I don't work in an office so probably burn more energy up that you during the working day. How old are I'm 57 so becoming more aware of a healthy lifestyle.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 17:41:10
I'm pretty similar to you Bob although I don't work in an office so probably burn more energy up that you during the working day. How old are I'm 57 so becoming more aware of a healthy lifestyle.

I'm 42 Jim.

Yeah being office based can make you lazy but I do try and get myself out and about as much as possible. Having a decent sized garden certainly helps.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 17:43:11
Cheers Bob and yes any exercise is better than none at all.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: DiV on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:05:24
No & no.

Now at 36 itís really starting to hit me hard.

I mean I say I donít exercise. I walk 15,000 steps minimum at work. Although all at a steady pace.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:07:45
Your body does deteriorate quickly as you get into your 40's etc if you don't look after it. What do you do to accumulate 15,000 steps as that's quite impressive


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: DiV on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:09:06
Your body does deteriorate quickly as you get into your 40's etc if you don't look after it. What do you do to accumulate 15,000 steps as that's quite impressive

Push containers of parcels around.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Kinky Tom on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:10:49
You sound very disciplined Tom which obviously works for you plus you got the crisp fresh air up in the mountains 

Wouldn't say that, like I say, I'm lucky that I only want to eat good food.  I'm also lucky that I still have time, Covid wise, to be able to get out and easily put 6-10 kms under my feet.  I don't personally see that as disciplined as I'm doing things I like to do. 

I do accept that many people don't find the time and I'm in a lucky position that when I do work I get the steps in anyway, without being able to work I've wanted to get them in as something I enjoy doing.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:11:03
I work shifts which dosen't help a Healthy eating diet!


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:20:01
Exercise lots as it helps a lot mentally. Diet hit and miss, could be a lot worse though


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: JBZ on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:22:09
Always makin gainz


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:22:22
I totally agree that exercise helps mentally plus it's a great stress reliever


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:23:34
Answers on a postcard if you understand JBZ's post!


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Crackity Jones on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:25:26
My diet is OK but I don't exercise nearly enough. I have yet to find something that fits with my lifestyle that I can stick to. I also drink too much - probably 20-25 units per week. I'm in my 50s,  overweight (5-10 kg) and conscious of it.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: DiV on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:26:25
Iím evidently in the minority but I found exercise was an awful idea many years ago when I was depressed.

I was fine exercising but ended up having massive come downs that made me feel worse than I didd to begin with.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:26:44
I guess it's ok until you start getting any health issues


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Sippo on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:28:09
Beer and rum is my downfall.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: JBZ on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:29:04
Answers on a postcard if you understand JBZ's post!

Those who exercise like to make gainz.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:30:19
Iím evidently in the minority but I found exercise was an awful idea many years ago when I was depressed.

I was fine exercising but ended up having massive come downs that made me feel worse than I didd to begin with.

That's quite interesting as you never hear of anyone having come downs after exercise but it must be more common that we know about. How did you get by at the time medication, professional help or did it eventually pass with time.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:31:54
Those who exercise like to make gainz.

In what way as not everyone is interested in going to the gym many do it just to feel good


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: DiV on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:35:26
That's quite interesting as you never hear of anyone having come downs after exercise but it must be more common that we know about. How did you get by at the time medication, professional help or did it eventually pass with time.

First, I must clarify it was self diagnosed.
I went to a doctor who basically decide to take a blood test and really didnít listen to me at all. Iíve genuinely never felt so humiliated and small as when I left his office.

Lots of people have difference experiences of it but my two spells of it where due to specific things depressing me.

Things I wanted/needed to change but had limited to no control over - so didnít think any professional help would have been any use.

Thankfully in both cases things got resolved one way or another and itís never been an issue since.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:37:34
Thanks for being so open and sharing on a forum and glad that your now in a good place.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: DiV on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:43:35
Thanks for being so open and sharing on a forum and glad that your now in a good place.

Truth be told still feel somewhat like a fraud claiming I had depression seen as it was self diagnosed and about specific things.

Particularly when other people (like those who have opened up on here before) suffer from it constantly but also canít even put an exact reason on why they feel the way they do - they just do.

They have to live with it rather than solve it.

I imagine that can be completely soul destroying.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 18:52:46
No doubts you had stuff going on at the time which made you feel depressed but you managed to find a way to overcome those low points which will hopefully help you through life.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 19:03:29
Exercise: About 40 minutes every weekday, including HiiT which is intense. I intend to do more as well.

As for food - I'm no salad muncher but I don't eat much junk food either. Just about everything I eat (mostly Indian curries) is made from scratch - albeit by somebody else and then (sometimes) frozen. I mentioned in another thread the other day that I gave up on eating just fruit in the evenings. I was going to bed hungry and I'm not so dedicated to being in good shape that I'm willing to do that. I'd rather have a belly.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 19:05:37
I haven the same problem eating fruit as it leaves me hungry unless it's after a big meal.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: JBZ on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 19:06:24
In addition to a rigourous exercise regime 6 days per week, I can also recommend intermittent fasting.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 19:07:47
I don't think I would enjoy feeling hungry but I get it works for others


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 19:08:47
Truth be told still feel somewhat like a fraud claiming I had depression seen as it was self diagnosed and about specific things.

Particularly when other people (like those who have opened up on here before) suffer from it constantly but also canít even put an exact reason on why they feel the way they do - they just do.

They have to live with it rather than solve it.

I imagine that can be completely soul destroying.

Shouldn't feel like your thoughts/feelings at the time weren't justified. Thing is with depression is that it's typically diagnosed by you hitting a certain score based on how you're feeling over the past 2 weeks. Might just find for some people the questionnaire is conducted at a good period meaning they're not diagnosed as being depressed. On top of that it's a scale, where you might only have mild symptoms, but are still classified as depressed - you're still not a fraud in that sense (just less depressed than some other people).

Glad to hear you're doing better anyway!


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 19:09:36
In addition to a rigourous exercise regime 6 days per week, I can also recommend intermittent fasting.

Have had a go with this before, not a huge breakfast eater generally though so was a) quite easy and b) probably didn't miss out on many calories


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Arriba on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 10:42:53
I eat more healthily and exercise more than I used to. Ditched the fry ups, processed meat and general rubbish food except for treats at the weekend. Had years of eating shit and sitting on my arse so had to change it. I walk to work and move much more now. Gone from a 40 inch waist to 36 which I hadn't been for many years.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 10:45:12
Good story and fair play for changing things as its too easy to continue eating high calorie junk food and not exercising.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 10:50:55
I weigh about the same as when I started exercising regularly a few months ago. Yet, I am visibly more muscular (which is heavier than fat) but I also still have a belly. If anything it's gotten bigger.

I don't get it.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 10:54:09
Eat reasonably healthily (V. rarely have takeaways, don't eat a huge amount of meat and very little processed, I am quite lucky as I like veg and salad) and probably cycle c.180-100 miles a week (combination of Zwift and outside at the weekends).

My downfall is booze, drink too much wine and its too easy if day has been shit to just open a bottle. I've always had a gut, even as a kid, but notice harder to lose weight as I entered my 40's.

Need to get some weight off as signed up to a 100 mile ride early next month with lots of climbing which is going to hurt with my present post lockdown lumber.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 11:02:39
I weigh about the same as when I started exercising regularly a few months ago. Yet, I am visibly more muscular (which is heavier than fat) but I also still have a belly. If anything it's gotten bigger.

I don't get it.

Apart from cutting out the obvious junk food, sugary snacks & Alcohol I keep reading that a high protein diet can help 


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 11:09:28
Apart from cutting out the obvious junk food, sugary snacks & Alcohol I keep reading that a high protein diet can help 

You've missed the point.

I now have MORE muscle than before (which weights more than fat does), and my belly is still the same size - but I still weigh the same.

It doesn't add up.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 11:16:45
All I can think is you must have lost a lot of body fat elsewhere in your body and the muscle gained has coincidentally kept your weight the same other than that I have no idea.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 11:44:09
nope, I'm an absolute mess.

my knees went and I can't do much exercise. loved running.

got depressed, ate shit, put on weight, rinse, repeat.

really need to knucle down and change my diet. I need to probably lose 6 stone tbh.

need a goal to aim towards. too


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Broadbents Tackle on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 11:46:03
You've missed the point.

I now have MORE muscle than before (which weights more than fat does), and my belly is still the same size - but I still weigh the same.

It doesn't add up.

Possibly just your perception of it? I fluctuate between maybe a few pounds and a stone over the weight I'd ideally like to be. When I'm at my heaviest I see the definition under the fat. When I'm at my trimmest all I see is the remaining fat


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 11:46:45
nope, I'm an absolute mess.

my knees went and I can't do much exercise. loved running.

got depressed, ate shit, put on weight, rinse, repeat.

really need to knucle down and change my diet. I need to probably lose 6 stone tbh.

need a goal to aim towards. too

Get a VR set.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: JBZ on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 11:48:00
Try weight training. A few dumbbells will be fine.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 11:49:43
Cycling & swimming would be gentle on your body going at a pace you're comfortable with.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Broadbents Tackle on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 11:51:43
I eat healthy most evenings and salad for lunch most days. I also smash loads of cake and eat crap at times, plus drink more than I should. Working keeps my weight acceptable, and I'm too tired to exercise when I get home. My knees hurt if I run these days, so a walk on a Sunday is all I ever do.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 12:04:11
Sounds like you need a decent dump FH  :)

Weight training and sensible eating is the way to go (for me).


Title: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 12:38:16
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Cycling & swimming would be gentle on your body going at a pace you're comfortable with.
yeah, I have a reasonable elliptical/cross trainer which is ok.

swimming I used to do but it's not as easy to fit in these days. It was easier to go to the pool in Chippenham at a lunch time (office in Chippenham).

mainly it's about willpower and change of diet/attitude. I don't want to subsidise eating with exercise. food is the key.

at this rate I'll have to join a slimming club. the competition of slimmer of the week will drive me on


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 12:41:12
On a cold winters day a bowl of salad dosen't do it for me like a hot sausage roll or Cornish pasties would!


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 12:43:39
On a cold winters day a bowl of salad dosen't do it for me like a hot sausage roll or Cornish pasties would!

For me there is nothing better than a nice hot bowl or 2 of home made soup on a cold winters day. We have a recipe book which as a soup for every day of the year which is handy for providing inspiration!


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Penmans Penalties on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 12:56:05
Always worth speaking to the doctor, I was a tad portly in January and a blood test for something else highlighted I was at the at risk of developing diabetes, so they have put me on a weight loss program ran by second nature, who very kindly sent me a fit bit watch and a set of scales for free. I have lost over two stone so far, and would advise anyone who wants to lose weight and keep it off to seek a similar program. The thing I find interesting about the diet changes they recommend is that they are calorie based, as they believe calorie diets do not work.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 12:59:49
For me there is nothing better than a nice hot bowl or 2 of home made soup on a cold winters day. We have a recipe book which as a soup for every day of the year which is handy for providing inspiration!

I've never liked Soup Bob so no good for me but I do like a nice winter stew


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 13:02:29
Since moving earlier this year my routine has been completely out of whack so haven't exercised anywhere near as much as I used to. Plus with a 5 week old baby in the house now it's even more difficult to find the time :) But that's just me making excuses for myself.

As a reformed fatty I've managed to keep off the previous weight I lost (around 4 stone) and maintain a healthy weight by just eating sensibly. Cutting out booze for nearly nine months last year/early this year actually saw me lose weight, but I'm back on the booze again now and have probably put on a few pounds. I don't tend to weigh myself any more, I generally go by how I look and whether my clothes still fit me.

I'm a big advocate for kettlebell training. You can achieve a lot in a short amount of time, both in terms of workout length and getting (and maintaining) a good degree of fitness and strength in relatively little time.

I'm sure I've written about it on here before, but I'm much more aware of what I put into my body now than I used to be. Not only from a weight point of view, but also being conscious of the long term health implications of eating a shit diet and not looking after my body. I want to be able to still function well in later life and everything I've learnt over the past 10 years or so of actively seeking out ways of doing that all points toward a good diet and a decent amount of strength training.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Badger on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 14:12:51
I eat and drink too much, but now only drink Fri-Sun.
But I do exercise a lot - cycle around 200 miles a week.
Can't run, as knees both fucked from kickboxing years ago.

Currently weigh 107kg's which is a lot, and I can't believe I used to fight at 14 stone 30 years ago !

The trouble with excercise is that it makes me hungry and thirsty !!


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 14:13:58
I'm giving noom a go. if I remember I'll report back in a few months


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 14:45:55
Since moving earlier this year my routine has been completely out of whack so haven't exercised anywhere near as much as I used to. Plus with a 5 week old baby in the house now it's even more difficult to find the time :) But that's just me making excuses for myself.

As a reformed fatty I've managed to keep off the previous weight I lost (around 4 stone) and maintain a healthy weight by just eating sensibly. Cutting out booze for nearly nine months last year/early this year actually saw me lose weight, but I'm back on the booze again now and have probably put on a few pounds. I don't tend to weigh myself any more, I generally go by how I look and whether my clothes still fit me.

I'm a big advocate for kettlebell training. You can achieve a lot in a short amount of time, both in terms of workout length and getting (and maintaining) a good degree of fitness and strength in relatively little time.

I'm sure I've written about it on here before, but I'm much more aware of what I put into my body now than I used to be. Not only from a weight point of view, but also being conscious of the long term health implications of eating a shit diet and not looking after my body. I want to be able to still function well in later life and everything I've learnt over the past 10 years or so of actively seeking out ways of doing that all points toward a good diet and a decent amount of strength training.
Do you have a specific kettle bell set that you follow Sam? i really need to get back into a routine


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 15:29:48
A good starter programme is Pavel's Simple & Sinister. The aim is to get to 100 swings and 10 get-ups within 15 minutes. Don't worry too much about Pavel's goals for the programme (32kg for simple and 48kg for sinister). Suggest starting the programme with a 16kg and try to get up to 20 or 24kg ASAP. If you can master simple with those weights, you'll be fitter than 90% of people.

If that's too boring then I just mix it up with 3x8 of maybe 4 or 5 different movements like swings, presses, rows, squats and lunges. Throw in some burpees if you want to add intensity.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 15:33:29
While both diet and exercise are important to well being, I canít stress enough how getting enough sleep is vital. Iím struggling with that bit - canít seem to get an extended sleep, having seemingly numerous wake ups during the night. I then find it hard to get drop back off again.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 17:01:52
8 pints will sort that out.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 17:04:46
Nah, then he'll be getting up for a piss every hour.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 17:16:32
While both diet and exercise are important to well being, I canít stress enough how getting enough sleep is vital. Iím struggling with that bit - canít seem to get an extended sleep, having seemingly numerous wake ups during the night. I then find it hard to get drop back off again.

One word: Melatonin


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Friday, September 3, 2021, 06:54:34
A good starter programme is Pavel's Simple & Sinister. The aim is to get to 100 swings and 10 get-ups within 15 minutes. Don't worry too much about Pavel's goals for the programme (32kg for simple and 48kg for sinister). Suggest starting the programme with a 16kg and try to get up to 20 or 24kg ASAP. If you can master simple with those weights, you'll be fitter than 90% of people.

If that's too boring then I just mix it up with 3x8 of maybe 4 or 5 different movements like swings, presses, rows, squats and lunges. Throw in some burpees if you want to add intensity.
Cheers Sam i will take a look


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 17:53:17
Iíve allowed myself to get pretty out of shape. Iíve not gained huge weight, maybe a stone, but I look like a bag of blancmange with tits.

I used to find losing weight easy (I was very disciplined, itís never easy as such) but at 43 it seems fucking tough to shift weight. Canít decide whether itís delusion (I think Iím doing pretty good) or just being middle aged (something Iím not entirely convinced is a thing that should impact me physically yet).

The exercises I used to do are hard as well, far harder than I remember, but Iím going to keep going until Iíve regained something approaching a body.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 18:01:05
I've piled on shitloads since my knees fucked up

really couldn't shift it

but I am now. I have to log everything I eat. it's surprising how easy it is to underestimate intake.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 20:42:23
I've piled on shitloads since my knees fucked up

really couldn't shift it

but I am now. I have to log everything I eat. it's surprising how easy it is to underestimate intake.
With you there. I've last 1/2 stone in a week after logging everything on myfitnesspal


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 21:19:44
Yes and no.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: china red on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 06:52:48
Ate horribly for years, in the past year Iíve lost ten stone through eating well and exercising

Feel so much better


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 07:01:27
Quote from: china red
Ate horribly for years, in the past year Iíve lost ten stone through eating well and exercising

Feel so much better

10 - fucking hell, that's brilliant.

it's not a diet, it's a permanent change isn't it. except last time I went back to eating shit. that's the danger


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: DiV on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 07:15:58
11st 10 - 2 weeks back

Canít fit into my suit. Have a wedding in a week and a half.
Been walking to work (and back) and even going for a walk on my break (at 1:15am)
Monday I walked Coate - Chiseldon - Ridgeway - Barbury Castle - Uffcot - a stupidly dangerous stint down the A361 (!!!) - Wroughton - Pipers Way - Coate.

Feel so much better for a bit of fresh air & some music.
167k steps /  75.2 miles last week
108k steps / 48.8 miles so far this week

Weathers gonna kill that I think.

Anyone know any good 30-40 min HIIT vids I can do in my living room with no equipment and a copycat 3 year old?


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: china red on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 07:53:52
10 - fucking hell, that's brilliant.

it's not a diet, it's a permanent change isn't it. except last time I went back to eating shit. that's the danger

I give myself days off, a week off over the summer and got straight back on it.

It's a live/die situation which is motivating haha


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 08:03:29
Anyone know any good 30-40 min HIIT vids I can do in my living room with no equipment and a copycat 3 year old?

Joe Wicks on Youtube mate


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 08:05:15
I give myself days off, a week off over the summer and got straight back on it.

It's a live/die situation which is motivating haha

And you even said you didn't enjoy the pre-match Maccy D's at Northampton which is a good sign mate ;)


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: DiV on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 08:25:32
Joe Wicks on Youtube mate

The Workout badges with Hey Duggee.

I.AM.SOLD


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 08:29:36
11st 10 isn't heavy ???


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: DiV on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 08:37:34
11st 10 isn't heavy ???

For me it is.
It also means I canít fit into any of my smart clothes.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 08:42:03
The Workout badges with Hey Duggee.

I.AM.SOLD

:D


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: china red on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 08:53:12
And you even said you didn't enjoy the pre-match Maccy D's at Northampton which is a good sign mate ;)

Yeah, very true!  Tastebuds have changed over the past year which has been good too


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 09:15:12

but I am now. I have to log everything I eat. it's surprising how easy it is to underestimate intake.

I'm doing this more carefully now, I realised I was grossly underestimating my calories at one point.

Anyone know any good 30-40 min HIIT vids I can do in my living room with no equipment and a copycat 3 year old?

Find a good Tabata routine. Tabata is a killer and if you do 5 cycles of 8, it's 24 minutes including resting periods. You do 20 seconds of hard exercise, 10 seconds of rest and repeat that 8 times. Then rest for one minute and repeat the whole 8 cycles 4 more times.

Here's a load of things you can incorporate - all from home with no equipment.

https://food.ndtv.com/health/10-effective-tabata-workouts-for-high-intensity-training-1681364


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Quagmire on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 10:53:59
I need to start logging my own food and drink. I think Iíd be horrified with the amount of calories I have from lattes a day!


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 11:03:22
Black coffee with no sugar elicits no calorific response and can actually aid weight loss.  Luckily this is how I like my coffee although loads of caffeine obviously isn't ideal in any case.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: DiV on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 11:05:31
I did a 20 minute Joe Wicks HIIT and had to break in the middle!

Strange, how for years playing football I could do short, sharp bursts but long distance and monotonous pace was a drag.

Now I can walk 15 miles without so much as a muscle ache but 10 minutes at pace Iím lead on the floor chugging cold water.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 11:08:51
Black coffee with no sugar elicits no calorific response and can actually aid weight loss.  Luckily this is how I like my coffee although loads of caffeine obviously isn't ideal in any case.

Is that also the case for tea? I have both coffee and tea black with no milk.

Although this year we bought a new coffee machine that has one of those Cappucino makers so occasionally have one with oat milk that I am sure bumps up the amount of Cals. (I'm not vegan, just don't like dairy milk in coffee or cereal hence the oat choice)


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 11:15:45
I imagine so, a quick comparison on Mr Google suggests so too.  I assume that as only a small minority of people drink their tea black it's not something that is mentioned as often while researching such things before.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 11:56:26
Caffeine can help to increase metabolism, which is generally why it's the main ingredient in weight loss pills.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 12:33:42
Christ, with the amount of coffee I drink I'd hate to imagine my weight gain without it!


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 10:27:04
I've started the 16:8 routine, last food around 7pm then no food until 11 am. Been fine but the last 30 mins have been hard  :I'm a complete mofleakin Deak
Lost a couple of pounds in 2 days.
I will be destroying a sarnie in 24 minutes  :)


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 10:57:07
fuck that

I'm just eating different. hopefully permanently.

1st down, 5 and a bit to go.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Quagmire on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 10:59:22
Iím struggling at the moment, canít get the will power to do anything about it even tho I feel awful and look it.

Any suggestions?


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 11:15:51
Obviously diet has to change maybe less fat intake & high carbs but try and find a way of exercising at least a few times a week. I would suggest cycling as you can go out for a couple of hours at a time but not sure if you would fancy that during the winter.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 11:51:51
Quote from: Quagmire
Iím struggling at the moment, canít get the will power to do anything about it even tho I feel awful and look it.

Any suggestions?

everyone is different unfortunately.

what about joining a group like weight watchers or similar. maybe find some motivation knowing you need to weigh in.

or maybe not.

what's worked for me is
  1. weighing in every day (auto logged on flashy WiFi scales).

   weight fluctuates day to day, but the trend is motivating
   every day because it reminds me I'm a fat fuck!

2. logging what you eat. everything.

it's tedious. but it soon gets you on top of how much you are consuming. the answer is you are going to have to eat less and/or differently.

. The noom (online weight loss group) goes for a low calories density and higher water content balance as they fill you up. you can eat what you want , but limit the shit (red) food such as bread and red meat.

obviously there are hundreds of books that can tell you how to lose weight. so many methods

but none of this is going to work if you don't want to, and the right way is what works for you


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Sippo on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 12:28:49
i've started having protein shakes. Was eating crap, just trialling it initially.

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Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 12:49:48
In a similar way, I use Huel as a meal replacement as a helpful way of controlling calories. I tend to have it for lunch as it's easy and convenient too. It's a bit more nutritionally balanced than just a protein shake.


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Mr Stevens on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 12:56:45


1st down, 5 and a bit to go.
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Shouldn't that be 2nd down and 5?


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 14:01:37
It's a bit difficult to tell what works for each of us as we are all different weights and heights, some are trying to lose 7 pounds whereas others 7 stone.

Be good to get a comparison.

My BMI is 33 apparently, and my recommended weight is 11st 2 lbs. With my build I'd be stick thin at 11 stone.
13st 10lbs would be my target. So, 3st to go  :)



Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: fuzzy on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 14:36:28
No


Title: Re: Do you eat healthy & exercise
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 17:25:34
It's a bit difficult to tell what works for each of us as we are all different weights and heights, some are trying to lose 7 pounds whereas others 7 stone.

There's a lot of interesting research going on about tailoring diet and nutrition to your individual phenotype. I envisage in the future we'll all have smart devices that'll be able to tell us exactly how many calories to consume and the proportion of macronutrients we each specifically need.

Be good to get a comparison.

My BMI is 33 apparently, and my recommended weight is 11st 2 lbs. With my build I'd be stick thin at 11 stone.
13st 10lbs would be my target. So, 3st to go  :)

Comparison is the thief of joy :)