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Old 30 March 2014, 10:26 PM
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The only online sources were more expensive than few hundred gram packs in Tesco which seem good, so will keep getting those. Of course my post was jocular too.
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The (soon to be) in-laws keep trying to feed me nuts, despite knowing that nuts give me a tickling in my throat.

I found marzipan in dessert yesterday.
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Old 31 March 2014, 11:47 AM
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Well checking in.

Current weight 14.00 bang on this am, fluctuates 13.13-14.2

Been to the gym again this morning, I'm seemingly getting hang of running to warm up which surprises myself with my Dodgey knees. 12 mins for 2 clicks at the moment, and this breaks me into a sweat. Followed by 50 minutes of machine workout for the moment, I'm not tempting free weights until I'm comfortable

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How are we all doing?
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I've lost two stone in two months by cutting the carbs and eating more protein and generally just being sensible with food.

I'm not doing any exercise like going to the gym but I'm quite busy at work doing eleven hours everyday so I'm guessing this is helping as well.
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I took a before pic which I may upload if feeling brave, and I have been hitting the gym fairly hard considering my lack of will power and dedication.

Joined the gym and have managed to get their at least 4 x per week..

Feeling better in myself, and now managing to run between 2-4 miles each visit, pushing myself to go further or chop the time.

Continuing with the machines, and I quite honestly feel the difference slightly, I have little/no shape, so I've got it all to gain.

Usual seems to be 20mins jog-sprint-jog-sprint-jog, followed by 30+ minutes on machines and the odd free weights.


Diet has improved massively, although I'm not being too strict on it at the moment, this is pretty much down to the mass of working hours recently. Simply not getting enough time in the day to get jobs done, so I'm literally grabbing food when I can. I've cut out lots of sugar foods, and I've got skew supplements to take on my gym days to help with energy levels and protein.

Typical foods are fish, pasta, salad, chicken, occasional bad food, but plenty fruit and vegatables

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Old 24 April 2014, 11:23 PM
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Not changed much John apart from hitting it a bit harder. A good mix of foods, exercising hard and enjoying a few drinks.

Positive : new 10k PB at 46:38.
Negative : still the wrong side of 12st...
Major Negative : can still polish off a bag of jam doughnuts...
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Old 25 April 2014, 01:33 AM
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Morning all... I've lost 4KG in the past 3 weeks of resuming my training at the gym after a 6 month gap

Used to do a lot of weight lifting but now have switched over to using the treadmill. Hope everyone reaches their goal!
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Old 25 April 2014, 11:11 AM
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Going to join this thread.

In the last 10 years I have been steadily been putting on weight , I like food , and lots off it. I have zero willpower and it shows . Now , im 6ft and I am 17.5 stone. I am "big" , lucky I seem to build muscle easily through work (electrician) so I dont look as bad as I could if u know what I mean but I know I need to loose weight.

I have a stag doo in middle of May to Magaluf and going by what I've seen from previous ones its fancy dress so I preempted a diet. Started 3weeks ago , with Atkins (did it years ago and lost a stone in a month) but after 3 days it wasn't agreeing with me.Seeing my hunger had waived I decided to just cut back and cut out snacks. So plan was Porridge with honey breakfast , fruit for teabreak , cooked chicken for lunch , normal dinner but smaller portion, mixed nuts/dried fruit for snacks. Strangest thing was , 1st day in and we got a healh check in work ! I though great , after 3days of atkins by cholesterol levels will be off the charts , but everything was all ok ! Cholesterol , blood pressure, heart rate were all within limits ! This give me great confidence as I now know that I am only doing this to loose weight and if all else fails I'm still healthy.

Did a weigh in , half a stone lost in 7 days. Continued diet for 2nd week till easter weekend then had cheesecake but other than that was good , only lost a pound or 2. Im on the end of week 3 so weigh in is on Sunday an I hope I see a difference. I must have cut my calorie intake by half , I used to eat some junk ! I havent had a single crisp or biscuit in 3 weeks , no sausage rolls at teabreak , no chippies for lunch on fridays etc.

Now heres my dilema. Stag outfit is "topless strippers"(I don't know what that is either) and I already know im the oldest/fattest/baldiest of us and am dreading this even without being topless ! I have 3weeks to loose my belly and shrink my man ***** ! I dont exercise (after a days work im knackered) but I need to know the best exercise the chest and belly areas and I'll concentrate on that till Magaluf
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Old 25 April 2014, 12:19 PM
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Well done all. I'm about a month in. Lost 6kg which is more than I was aiming for without feeling hungry. 1" off the waist, 10mmHg off the BP. No obvious loss of muscle bulk, exercising well, feel good. Body fat estimate 18% which is borderline between "acceptable" and "fit". BMI 23.3kg/m^2. Eating about 1500 Cal/day which is 1000 below maintenance.

I'd like to lost about another 2kg and 2% body fat approx. Don't want to drink protein shakes, need to avoid undershooting now. Thinking of very slightly increasing the carbs again.
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Originally Posted by CharlySkunkWeed View Post
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Now heres my dilema. Stag outfit is "topless strippers"(I don't know what that is either) and I already know im the oldest/fattest/baldiest of us and am dreading this even without being topless ! I have 3weeks to loose my belly and shrink my man ***** ! I dont exercise (after a days work im knackered) but I need to know the best exercise the chest and belly areas and I'll concentrate on that till Magaluf
Im no expert at this sort if thing, but I would say do t worry about your looks for the stag do. You will not lose the weight you would like in that sort of time if your to remain healthy.

If your to make a difference do what I have and join the gym. Dieting is all god and great, but you need exercise, and if after a day at work your too tired to go to the gym, then that's probably the reason why you need to go as your too unfit.

You sound on the old and heavier scale of me, but I've managed it and I'm sustaining it. I hate gyms, but I go when quiet and as often as I can. My diet has improved although I'm not following and specific plan as I know it'll lead to misery, as like you I love food.

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Old 25 April 2014, 01:27 PM
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What exercises should I do to improve abdominal and pectoral appearance to the 14-15% fat picture here? http://www.nerdfitness.com/wp-conten...enbodyfat2.jpg

I'm about half way between the left two pictures presently.
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Old 25 April 2014, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by john banks View Post
What exercises should I do to improve abdominal and pectoral appearance to the 14-15% fat picture here? http://www.nerdfitness.com/wp-conten...enbodyfat2.jpg

I'm about half way between the left two pictures presently.
Pectoral and ab appearence is mostly down to fat levels John, exercise wise just keep it basic such as crunches and leg raises for abs. For chest I would do flat bench press, dumbell flyes and bodyweight dips
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Old 25 April 2014, 01:49 PM
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I have a tredmill ond one of these gatehering dust in the garage , i may just use them !

http://www.body--sculpture.com/index...&id=31&prid=81

Rob Day;11412965]Im no expert at this sort if thing, but I would say do t worry about your looks for the stag do. You will not lose the weight you would like in that sort of time if your to remain healthy.

If your to make a difference do what I have and join the gym. Dieting is all god and great, but you need exercise, and if after a day at work your too tired to go to the gym, then that's probably the reason why you need to go as your too unfit.

You sound on the old and heavier scale of me, but I've managed it and I'm sustaining it. I hate gyms, but I go when quiet and as often as I can. My diet has improved although I'm not following and specific plan as I know it'll lead to misery, as like you I love food.

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Old 25 April 2014, 01:58 PM
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Thanks banny.
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Old 25 April 2014, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob Day View Post
I took a before pic which I may upload if feeling brave, and I have been hitting the gym fairly hard considering my lack of will power and dedication.

Joined the gym and have managed to get their at least 4 x per week..

Feeling better in myself, and now managing to run between 2-4 miles each visit, pushing myself to go further or chop the time.

Continuing with the machines, and I quite honestly feel the difference slightly, I have little/no shape, so I've got it all to gain.

Usual seems to be 20mins jog-sprint-jog-sprint-jog, followed by 30+ minutes on machines and the odd free weights.


Diet has improved massively, although I'm not being too strict on it at the moment, this is pretty much down to the mass of working hours recently. Simply not getting enough time in the day to get jobs done, so I'm literally grabbing food when I can. I've cut out lots of sugar foods, and I've got skew supplements to take on my gym days to help with energy levels and protein.

Typical foods are fish, pasta, salad, chicken, occasional bad food, but plenty fruit and vegatables

Rob


Come on then, lets see the pic
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Old 25 April 2014, 03:12 PM
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Don't want to drink protein shakes
Is there a medical reason for that or just personal preference?

Also, as Banny said, the biggest difference for abs will come from continuing to lose body fat.
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Old 25 April 2014, 04:06 PM
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Is there a medical reason for that or just personal preference?

Also, as Banny said, the biggest difference for abs will come from continuing to lose body fat.
Lol , im convinced I have a 6 pack burried somewhere beneath the flab
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Old 25 April 2014, 04:08 PM
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I've been off all week, so my semi sensible diet for the past 2 months has all but been destroyed. Heading to the gym 3 times a week for 45/60min work outs and although I'm not flat out on it, my beer gut is slowly shrinking. Rather happy with myself!

Having serious problems running at the moment, my knees feel like they could bend any which way they want. First 5/10 minutes on the treadmill are painful affairs.
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Old 25 April 2014, 04:24 PM
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Just preference Kenny, shakes seem synthetic which is exactly the idea at least that I'm trying to get away from by eating real, quality food. I suppose if I kept on with the present macro nutrient mix I might struggle to consume enough. I'm a little wary of trying to push protein too high, but the studies for lots of diets can be contradictory. I would like to avoid extreme diets, and protein supplements feel to me to be verging on that, but I have an open mind.
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Come on then, lets see the pic
The bloody irony!

Just before posting my last message on here around 1.30pm I had an pre workout shake, which apparently due to having no food in my system caused a minor allergic reaction due to the Niacin ;( I honestly felt like I had been sunburnt for 20 minutes! Anyway I'm now fine, but it did have me worried for a while, not that it stopped me training for an hour

Pic of me 6 weeks ago before the gym started, I look shocking I know, I'm not photogenic in the slightest, in fact I only took this picture for my own comparison in say 6 months time as I'm not **** in the slightest





Here is a pic of my allergic reaction this afternoon pre workout showing my allergic reaction, fooking hell I thought I was on fire! Again this was not for a public post, I took this and sent it to the wife, she PHSL

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Old 25 April 2014, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by john banks View Post
Just preference Kenny, shakes seem synthetic which is exactly the idea at least that I'm trying to get away from by eating real, quality food. I suppose if I kept on with the present macro nutrient mix I might struggle to consume enough. I'm a little wary of trying to push protein too high, but the studies for lots of diets can be contradictory. I would like to avoid extreme diets, and protein supplements feel to me to be verging on that, but I have an open mind.
I've been using Herbal Life milk shakes twice a day with a healthy meal (not a small one either) once a day John, two stone in two month isn't bad TBH.
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Old 25 April 2014, 06:56 PM
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The bloody irony!

Just before posting my last message on here around 1.30pm I had an pre workout shake, which apparently due to having no food in my system caused a minor allergic reaction due to the Niacin ;( I honestly felt like I had been sunburnt for 20 minutes! Anyway I'm now fine, but it did have me worried for a while, not that it stopped me training for an hour

Pic of me 6 weeks ago before the gym started, I look shocking I know, I'm not photogenic in the slightest, in fact I only took this picture for my own comparison in say 6 months time as I'm not **** in the slightest







Here is a pic of my allergic reaction this afternoon pre workout showing my allergic reaction, fooking hell I thought I was on fire! Again this was not for a public post, I took this and sent it to the wife, she PHSL



Brave of you to put the pic up

You can already see the difference and I don't just mean the redness

You've defo gained some muscle mass and definition. Keep it up
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Originally Posted by john banks View Post
Just preference Kenny, shakes seem synthetic which is exactly the idea at least that I'm trying to get away from by eating real, quality food. I suppose if I kept on with the present macro nutrient mix I might struggle to consume enough. I'm a little wary of trying to push protein too high, but the studies for lots of diets can be contradictory. I would like to avoid extreme diets, and protein supplements feel to me to be verging on that, but I have an open mind.
I tend to have just the one shake a day (not always) and it can be useful to tip the balance on your macros. I aim to try and be around 35-40% protein per day and a 30g shake with 20g of protein in it can be the nudge you need to achieve these figures when not in the mood for more chicken or cottage cheese
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Scales say 77.7 kg, which is kind of worrying since I havnt started summer build up for triathlon. Maybe it's lack of muscle

This time last year I'd been 80
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Do you live in a dolls house?
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Originally Posted by Dingdongler View Post
Brave of you to put the pic up

You can already see the difference and I don't just mean the redness

You've defo gained some muscle mass and definition. Keep it up
It's probably more to do with the camera angle and light as I don't feel much difference, although I feel much better in myself lately, which is probably more mind over matter.

Not embarrassed to show topless images as I would happily take off my tshirt on holiday regardless of the figure, and as most don't really know me, who cares! Lol
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Do you live in a dolls house?
Yes, do you like

Mortgage is only a lollipop a month!

Mrs is 4'11" and walks under that beam with ease and plenty space above her head

At 6'00" I'm clearly fooked, but the bedroom is around 8m x 8m and she wanted the bed where it is under the rafters for more useable space!!!! Who am I to argue?
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Niacin flush is meant to happen, it's a side effect and dose related not an allergic reaction, so don't panic.

Weight wise err was 99kg but stopped weighing myself, losing weight for me is soul destroying, taking a whole bunch of stuff to keep if not gain mass, whilst hammering the diet hard.

So far really been dropping fat, and gained a fair bit of strength so im happy so far.

Got summat lined up in the summer that'll really sort things out

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Good evidence there, Hux.
No one is perving here. Why would one, anyway??? It's just that when you support your special intakes and specific exercises and routines with your pictures to show for, it makes your efforts look more believable and encouraging.

Well done to both you and the lean and physically fit gentleman who posted his pic after you.
Oh i know, it was more said tongue in cheek

Starting to consider entering a show, anyway going to nabba sw next week, just to see if i'll like it.

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Rest day today, parkrun tomorrow. Might set a good time as I'm not running with the little sods.
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