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Title: How to lose weight and influence people
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:33:25 PM
Ok, at the risk of getting dogs abuse from all and sundry I am going to ask for advice. I know I am opening myself up to p*ss taking from some, but hey ho, would rather have the p*ss taken out of me for trying than have the p*ss taken out of me for doing nowt about the situation.

I am overweight, have been since I had my first bairn 10 years ago, got worse when I left my violent husband and is now just something I live with. But I would like to lose weight, as I have been diagnosed with diabetes recently (my diabetic nurse is fairly s*** though, and apart from seeing me when I was first diagnosed in October last year hasn't seen me since) and I am sick of others taking the p*ss if I am honest. I eat fairly healthily (although I could do better), I drink a bit too much on a matchday (but am countering that one by taking the car to the metro station (10 miles away from home) and then a metro to the city centre, about 6 stops I think. I know I need to eat healthily and exercise more (and that is my biggest problem). I am scared of going to a gym, and I couldn't run the state I am in. I also have 3 kids, am a single parent and am doing a degree so have loads on in my life.

So does anyone have some REAL advice on how to lose the weight. How do I motivate myself when things get tough. How do I stop myself from getting down? Am wondering if a weightloss group like Weightwatchers or Slimming World would be any good (just for a bit of group support)? Would walking be enough exercise to start off with? If anyone could offer me some genuine advice about how to get going, and keep going then I would appreciate it.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Syrette on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:34:14 PM
I find after watching most Newcastle matches that I don't want to eat anything for a while.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:36:13 PM
I find after watching most Newcastle matches that I don't want to eat anything for a while.

lol, but it does kind of lead you to drink!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:36:22 PM
Toon lass, i have a simple message, eat less, move more, it always works.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:38:10 PM
Toon lass, i have a simple message, eat less, move more, it always works.

Cheers I know that  ;D but what if you have a problem with motivation?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Haz on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:40:21 PM
That's easier said than done when you are diabetic. Insulin is called the "Fat hormone" because it makes you retain.  Some of the oral medications have it also.

Either way, you can't just stop eating and it wont work that way. If you start exercise you have to adjust your medication accordingly.  Carbs will make you overweight and you have to take them into account too. But generally (with guidance) cut down on carbs, increase protein - move a bit more - and you should lose weight.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:41:18 PM
Toon lass, i have a simple message, eat less, move more, it always works.

Cheers I know that  ;D but what if you have a problem with motivation?


my lass just said, tell her to watch Paul Mckenna, I can make you thin.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:42:03 PM
http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,59394.0.html
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:42:17 PM
Toon lass, i have a simple message, eat less, move more, it always works.

Cheers I know that  ;D but what if you have a problem with motivation?


my lass just said, tell her to watch Paul Mckenna, I can make you thin.

Ok, is that on Sky? Can he make me tall too?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:43:01 PM
http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,59394.0.html

Cheers tooj  O0
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: NJS on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:48:54 PM
I'd suggest walking and swimming as a starter for exercise - go for a canny brisk walk 2 or 3 times a week and the same with swimming - start off with just 20 mins if its a bit much then steadily increase.

Motivation is a tough one - my history was being overweight pretty much from childhood and then about 15 years ago I started having panic attacks at night from discomfort in my chest/abdomen - it turned out to be nothing to worry about apart from the obvious so I took it as a wake up call and would say "fear of death" was my starting point - that might not apply to you but its may be a prompter.

If you do get going you have to notice the differences and say "f***ing hell I feel so much better after losing 1 stone - how will it feel after 4?" - you have to get to the stage as I did where the adrenalin from exercise becomes a drug - you can slip - I have over the last couple of years (and intend to put it right this year) but once you start to think of yourself as a fit person who's slid a little rather than as a perennial fat b****** I think you'll be set for life.



Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Andy on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:51:42 PM
Read this guy's articles on the subject:

http://www.craigharper.com.au/

The only way to lose weight is to shred up your current diet -- literally throw out everything in your fridge and freezer and start again. Do it now. What are you waiting for? NOW WOMAN NOW. Then start exercising (in your home at first, if need be, or go for LONG walks) and keep up your discipline. Forget buzz words like "motivation" and "drive;" those things will only last so long. The fire burns out after a few weeks... If you want to change, discipline is the thing that will take you there.

You should set yourself some SMART goals (mnemonic acronym for: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-Measured) such as "by April I will lose 1 stone by exercising for at least thirty minutes every day" and go from there. Develop a plan of attack, stick to it. No matter what. No excuses. And don't expect to be looking like a twig within a fortnight; accept that this is a long-term thing and take it bit by bit.

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Shearergol on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:55:01 PM
Love the way that you say you think people will take the p*ss, and then make them feel really guilty before they do it by telling us of your hardships. Sounds like you've had it pretty bad.

Personally I would just suggest walking everywhere you can. You'll soon build up your fitness which will give you more confidence before things like swimming and the gym.

It's all about burning off more than you eat. Sounds really easy, and in theory it's quite difficult when you've got a busy life. Just don't expect (and hope) to do it all at once.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Clay on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:56:03 PM
Eat when you're hungry and only when you're hungry, don't reach for the crisps when you feel "peckish"

When you're having something to eat try and focus on your stomach as much as possible as soon as you feel full, stop eating... don't think the rest of your dinner looks lush and it'd be a shame to waste it by throwing it out.

Also exercise, nothing too major is needed to lose weight, just cutting down on food intake will help with most of that but try and do a little.

Anyway that's all sound advice i've been given i just need to put it into practice... gained about 3 stone in the last year from sitting on my arse and my new years resolution hasn't started yet :lol:

Diets and the rest are bullshit btw... obviously eating stuff like chicken and salads will help you lose weight as opposed to eating chips and steak.. but aslong as you just eat when you're hungry and stop eating when you're full you'll notice the difference.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: thomas on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:57:04 PM
Don't be scared of a gym. 

I'm an emotionally fragile little flower myself and the biggest thing for me, and based on the fears of what you said here and in the other thread about going to the gym or whatever so this might help, was learning to say "who cares?"  when worrying about what people will see, think or say.  It kept me away from the gym on nights I should have been working out.

Think about your average day.  How many fat broads and tubby dudes do you look at and not even give a second thought about?  That's the same for all people.  The most that might register in their little pea brains is "hey, a fat guy." 

And most people at a gym ... you don't know them, they don't know you, who cares what they think?  Find a more mature gym if you're getting s*** from someone, or report them or something.  Most people, when they're working out and they see someone obese giving a good effort, aren't thinking of ways to belittle or demean them; most offhandedly think "hey, that person's at least trying to better her/himself."  but again it leaves the realm of their immediate attention/thought process pretty quickly. 
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:57:50 PM
Cheers guys. The walking thing definitley sounds like something I can do straight away (well not now cos its dark and social services probably wouldn't approve of me leaving the bairns on their own like). The swimming is a good suggestion (and one I WILL implement in the future~but am lacking a bit in confidence to go to a swimming pool at the moment). I will have a fridge and cupboard clean out too. I definitely think that a SMART plan will help. I have done this for my debt problems and am over £400 pounds less in debt than I was two months ago, so I can achieve goals I set. Will also read that article through again. ]

I know its a long term thing, and I won't notice any change in a fortnight but I guess I will know that I am doing it.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Shearergol on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:58:45 PM
Don't be scared of a gym. 

I'm an emotionally fragile little flower myself and the biggest thing for me, and based on the fears of what you said here and in the other thread about going to the gym or whatever so this might help, was learning to say "who cares?"  when worrying about what people will see, think or say.

Think about your average day.  How many fat broads and tubby dudes do you look at and not even give a second thought about?  That's the same for all people.  The most that might register in their little pea brains is "hey, a fat guy." 

And most people at a gym ... you don't know them, they don't know you, who cares what they think?  Find a more mature gym if you're getting s*** from someone, or report them or something.  Most people, when they're working out and they see someone obese giving a good effort, aren't thinking of ways to belittle or demean them; most offhandedly think "hey, that person's at least trying to better her/himself."  but again it leaves the realm of their immediate attention/thought process pretty quickly. 

Fantastic post, and you're spot on about the bit in bold.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: davy_fulla on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:59:28 PM
Our lass has just joined Slimming World today funnily enough.  Cost her a fiver for registration and a fiver everytime she goes, although she chooses how often she goes.  A few of her mates have been on it for a while and they all say how good it is.

She came back today with her starter pack and to be honest it looks spot on.  There's loads of stuff you can eat unlimited amounts of and it's proper food so no danger of starving.  You have a certain amount of 'sins' you can have per day or save them up till the end of the week and go off it with a massive pizza.

Might be worth a look.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 15 January 2009, 07:59:49 PM
Love the way that you say you think people will take the p*ss, and then make them feel really guilty before they do it by telling us of your hardships. Sounds like you've had it pretty bad.

Personally I would just suggest walking everywhere you can. You'll soon build up your fitness which will give you more confidence before things like swimming and the gym.

It's all about burning off more than you eat. Sounds really easy, and in theory it's quite difficult when you've got a busy life. Just don't expect (and hope) to do it all at once.

 ;D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: 80 on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:00:45 PM
Ok, at the risk of getting dogs abuse from all and sundry I am going to ask for advice. I know I am opening myself up to p*ss taking from some, but hey ho, would rather have the p*ss taken out of me for trying than have the p*ss taken out of me for doing nowt about the situation.

I am overweight, have been since I had my first bairn 10 years ago, got worse when I left my violent husband and is now just something I live with. But I would like to lose weight, as I have been diagnosed with diabetes recently (my diabetic nurse is fairly s*** though, and apart from seeing me when I was first diagnosed in October last year hasn't seen me since) and I am sick of others taking the p*ss if I am honest. I eat fairly healthily (although I could do better), I drink a bit too much on a matchday (but am countering that one by taking the car to the metro station (10 miles away from home) and then a metro to the city centre, about 6 stops I think. I know I need to eat healthily and exercise more (and that is my biggest problem). I am scared of going to a gym, and I couldn't run the state I am in. I also have 3 kids, am a single parent and am doing a degree so have loads on in my life.

So does anyone have some REAL advice on how to lose the weight. How do I motivate myself when things get tough. How do I stop myself from getting down? Am wondering if a weightloss group like Weightwatchers or Slimming World would be any good (just for a bit of group support)? Would walking be enough exercise to start off with? If anyone could offer me some genuine advice about how to get going, and keep going then I would appreciate it.


Now to be honest, at first sight, your personal circumstances don't make you a recipe for success - diabetes, alone with three kids and in work (of sorts - at least a degree is fairly flexible). Not an easy life in itself. That said, it can conceivably be done. I'm under the impression (wrongly?) that you don't have to lose that much (when I say that I mean it's only 2-4 stone - not 10).

The single biggest piece of advice I could offer you is to replace as much of what you now drink with water. Probably the most difficult part of this is dropping alcohol, but that's also one of the worst things you can have (I'm not an expert on dealing with this stuff while having diabetes, but have to say I was under the impression its also particularly bad for that, too). Putting aside social implications, its one of the simplest things you can do, potentially cutting loads of calories and generally bad stuff out your diet (just because diet coke has no calories, it doesn't mean it isn't filled with s***). It means all the calories you will intake will come from food - something more necessary, something more easily gauged, something more consistent (you don't need to eat more on a hot day as a rule). I'd put a sum of money on you feeling better generally for being better hydrated, too.

Walking is excellent exercise. The more you can fit in your day the better.

Re: groups... I'm not naturally a fan of those kinds of things, but it's up to you; you'll know better than me. I suspect they'd just magnify your feelings towards the results you receive - people to notice you succeed or fail. There's a gamble there, and it's questionable whether you need them in the first place. Ultimately, motivation will come from within. That you're starting a thread like this is in itself a good sign. If you start and stick with the water and walking, hopefully you'll get somewhere and see some light at the end of the tunnel.

Edit: Oh yeah, another thing - half a stone a month is a good rate to ultimately aim for. Expect nothing particularly good to happen for a couple of months, though and just stick at it.

Another thing - gyms; the less commercial the better. If you're gonna find a bad one, I'd bank on it being branded.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: cubaricho on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:02:10 PM
Whenever possible, make your own food.  It will help you with portion size and the key to losing weight (as always) is eat less, move more.  I found that preparing my own food though helped out immensely because you are in direct control of your portions (you'd be surprised how much a half cup of pasta is).  Also, when you're out to eat, try eating slower because you will fill up quicker and once you're about half way through just put your napkin on top of your food (there are a lot of superfluous calories you get when just "picking" at your food).  If the napkin isn't enough just pour a bunch of salt on your food to ruin it so you won't eat anymore.  If you're looking for a structured approach and want to attend classes I would recommend Weight Watchers (do they have that in the UK?).  It's the best program when it comes to changing your actual lifestyle as opposed to just crash dieting.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: davy_fulla on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:05:35 PM
Don't be scared of a gym. 

I'm an emotionally fragile little flower myself and the biggest thing for me, and based on the fears of what you said here and in the other thread about going to the gym or whatever so this might help, was learning to say "who cares?"  when worrying about what people will see, think or say.

Think about your average day.  How many fat broads and tubby dudes do you look at and not even give a second thought about?  That's the same for all people.  The most that might register in their little pea brains is "hey, a fat guy." 

And most people at a gym ... you don't know them, they don't know you, who cares what they think?  Find a more mature gym if you're getting s*** from someone, or report them or something.  Most people, when they're working out and they see someone obese giving a good effort, aren't thinking of ways to belittle or demean them; most offhandedly think "hey, that person's at least trying to better her/himself."  but again it leaves the realm of their immediate attention/thought process pretty quickly. 

Fantastic post, and you're spot on about the bit in bold.

I'd second that as well.  I go to a gym where there's the muscle-clad posers and others who would be classed as obese I suppose.  None of them give a monkey's about how other people look and everyone is just there to concentrate on their own workout - whether that be lifting as much as possible or just walking on the treadmill for half an hour.

Give the local gym a call as I suspect they'll probbly do free inductions before you join so you can see what they offer.  This will also get you over that initial fear of going in to the gym.

 After your first workout you'll feel class I tell ya!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:06:32 PM
Whenever possible, make your own food.  It will help you with portion size and the key to losing weight (as always) is eat less, move more.  I found that preparing my own food though helped out immensely because you are in direct control of your portions (you'd be surprised how much a half cup of pasta is).  Also, when you're out to eat, try eating slower because you will fill up quicker and once you're about half way through just put your napkin on top of your food (there are a lot of superfluous calories you get when just "picking" at your food).  If the napkin isn't enough just pour a bunch of salt on your food to ruin it so you won't eat anymore.  If you're looking for a structured approach and want to attend classes I would recommend Weight Watchers (do they have that in the UK?).  It's the best program when it comes to changing your actual lifestyle as opposed to just crash dieting.

Thanks for that. I always cook my own foods from scratch. I don't think my freezer has ever seen a chicken nugget to be honest, lol. Good tip about the napkin/salt.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: oldtype on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:06:35 PM
I've got a rather awkward metabolism that makes me either gain or lose weight extremely rapidly (I can pretty much consistently lose two stone a month  or more when I try, but can also gain that much if I'm not excercising/drinking a lot,) so I have a bit of experience with this.

Generally, when I need to go into "weight-loss" mode, I have two simple rules: eat absolutely nothing outside of three meals a day, and work out thirty minutes every day at around the same time. If you can pull that off consistently, you really don't need any fancy diets or tricks.

As many have mentioned already on this thread, cardio is generally what you want to focus on for working out. Walking/running/bike riding are all good, just pick what's comfortable to you and do it daily.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Andy on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:07:14 PM
Don't be scared of a gym. 

I'm an emotionally fragile little flower myself and the biggest thing for me, and based on the fears of what you said here and in the other thread about going to the gym or whatever so this might help, was learning to say "who cares?"  when worrying about what people will see, think or say.

Think about your average day.  How many fat broads and tubby dudes do you look at and not even give a second thought about?  That's the same for all people.  The most that might register in their little pea brains is "hey, a fat guy." 

And most people at a gym ... you don't know them, they don't know you, who cares what they think?  Find a more mature gym if you're getting s*** from someone, or report them or something.  Most people, when they're working out and they see someone obese giving a good effort, aren't thinking of ways to belittle or demean them; most offhandedly think "hey, that person's at least trying to better her/himself."  but again it leaves the realm of their immediate attention/thought process pretty quickly. 

Fantastic post, and you're spot on about the bit in bold.

Yep, the bit in bold is bang-on the money. The vast majority of people are too self-absorbed to give more than the slightest s*** about anything external to themselves. 80's advice about water is good too.

Keep us updated on your progress, and let your family and friends know what you're doing -- it will give you an external pressure to keep you going, and it'll also give you a support system if you need it.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: 80 on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:07:57 PM
Don't be scared of a gym. 

I'm an emotionally fragile little flower myself and the biggest thing for me, and based on the fears of what you said here and in the other thread about going to the gym or whatever so this might help, was learning to say "who cares?"  when worrying about what people will see, think or say.

Think about your average day.  How many fat broads and tubby dudes do you look at and not even give a second thought about?  That's the same for all people.  The most that might register in their little pea brains is "hey, a fat guy." 

And most people at a gym ... you don't know them, they don't know you, who cares what they think?  Find a more mature gym if you're getting s*** from someone, or report them or something.  Most people, when they're working out and they see someone obese giving a good effort, aren't thinking of ways to belittle or demean them; most offhandedly think "hey, that person's at least trying to better her/himself."  but again it leaves the realm of their immediate attention/thought process pretty quickly. 

Fantastic post, and you're spot on about the bit in bold.

I'd second that as well.  I go to a gym where there's the muscle-clad posers and others who would be classed as obese I suppose.  None of them give a monkey's about how other people look and everyone is just there to concentrate on their own workout - whether that be lifting as much as possible or just walking on the treadmill for half an hour.

Give the local gym a call as I suspect they'll probbly do free inductions before you join so you can see what they offer.  This will also get you over that initial fear of going in to the gym.

 After your first workout you'll feel class I tell ya!

It's true that to a large extent, the more self-obsessed the clientèle are the better if you're self-conscious.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:08:50 PM
Thanks a lot fellas. I really appreciate the support. Awwwww group hug!!!!  bluelaugh.gif
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: NJS on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:09:02 PM
I know this is easy to say as well but having seen your photo i think your fears about gym and swimming are unfounded - I see people on a daily basis doing both who are a lot fatter but as others have said my thought is always "at least they are doing something"
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: thomas on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:12:18 PM
Well I guess it applies to the self-absorbed but I also really meant that people don't obsess over something they notice as much as someone thinks. 

And how much you think they pay attention is of course multiplied twenty fold when you're self conscious.  The key is just remembering that you're one of the 20,000 people someone sees in an average day: do you really think they care or dwell on it?  And even if they do, so what?  You're doing this for you, not them.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: WhatTheFunk? on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:12:38 PM
Cheers guys. The walking thing definitley sounds like something I can do straight away (well not now cos its dark and social services probably wouldn't approve of me leaving the bairns on their own like). The swimming is a good suggestion (and one I WILL implement in the future~but am lacking a bit in confidence to go to a swimming pool at the moment). I will have a fridge and cupboard clean out too. I definitely think that a SMART plan will help. I have done this for my debt problems and am over £400 pounds less in debt than I was two months ago, so I can achieve goals I set. Will also read that article through again. ]

I know its a long term thing, and I won't notice any change in a fortnight but I guess I will know that I am doing it.

 If you're willing to walk, then try doing it as soon as you get up in the morning. If you haven't the time, then wake up a little earlier. No excuses. You need to aim to go on a brisk walk (speed 5 on a treadmill), for about 30-40 minutes every morning BEFORE breakfast. This alone will go a long way to speeding up your metabolism by tricking your body into thinking, "s***! I must burn this food in case this crazy woman decides to walk on an empty stomach again!".

 I lost 18 kilos in 2 years just by exercising in the mornings before breakfast, and eating everything in moderation. Chewing your food for longer means you enjoy it more, and eat slower. This will make you full faster, hence you will eat less amounts. Eating 5 smaller meals a day is best, with breakfast being your biggest. Plenty of all sorts of fruits and veg is great too. Make sure you're hydrated too. No need for crazy amounts of water, just enough to turn your urine colorless.

 Andy's and NJS's advice on motivation etc. is quite good. Listen to it.

 Good luck solider! Report back here with your progress. We can be your support group. No need to shell out any cash to do something as natural as this. Most of all, enjoy the process. You will feel incredible once you start to see results after the first 10 days or so.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Wullie on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:12:58 PM
Good luck with this, toonlass. :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: The Prophet on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:18:31 PM
I used to be a big load, skinny b****** now (although if you look at The NO match photos you'd think I've put on about five clem).

I know what you mean about the psychology. I used to be quite overweight. I eventually got sick of it started eating right and visiting the gym at least three times a week. However as ever life got in the way I stopped going, luckily simply eating right for a couple of weeks helped too. The break through came when I visited Rome on a school trip, it was so warm the pavements were melting. That coupled with a lack of food meant I lost a ridiculous amount of weight. I continued to eat right and go to the gym put on some muscle and I maintained a healthy weight.

Once you get over the initial fear of the gym its fine. But even if you don't do that eat right and start walking instead of driving or getting the bus. Even these simple activities will help. No matter who gives you advice on the matter it will always sound the same. It's up to you to get on with it really.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: The Prophet on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:22:04 PM
Oh and good luck.

 O0
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:23:43 PM
Thanks guys, I think I am going to take up Whatthefunks suggestion of saving my money and using this thread as my motivation and support group. Saves me a fiver a week I guess  bluelaugh.gif
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: fredbob on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:32:42 PM
If your struggling with motivation to start with, then id suggest that you didnt go for a full routine straight away, take baby steps to build your motivation. Go for short walks to start with with your ipod (to keep your mindof the task) it wont help you too much to start with but you'll feel the psychologial beneifts and will push it more to whats more required eventually.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Pip on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:38:26 PM
Best of luck with this, toonlass :)

Alcohol is the thing that you will benefit the most from, if you can cut it out. Not only are you not consuming all those calories, but you will save a bunch of money as well if everytime you feel like having a pint beer, just asking for a pint of water instead.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:48:56 PM
Most of the bits that have helped me the most are very, very simple:

Substituting pop for water (a filter helps if like me you can't stand tap water).
Substituting crisps for low-fat/baked alternatives and eating them less often.
Substituting nearly all processed food for fresh food.
Drinking less alcohol.
Cutting out late-night snacking.
Running (as others say, just walk everywhere to start with).

Good luck. :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 15 January 2009, 08:58:54 PM
Most of the bits that have helped me the most are very, very simple:

Substituting pop for water (a filter helps if like me you can't stand tap water).
Substituting crisps for low-fat/baked alternatives and eating them less often.
Substituting nearly all processed food for fresh food.
Drinking less alcohol.
Cutting out late-night snacking.
Running (as others say, just walk everywhere to start with).

Good luck. :thup:

 :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Thursday 15 January 2009, 09:01:51 PM
I envy fat people.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Thursday 15 January 2009, 09:02:02 PM
Most of the bits that have helped me the most are very, very simple:

Substituting pop for water (a filter helps if like me you can't stand tap water).
Substituting crisps for low-fat/baked alternatives and eating them less often.
Substituting nearly all processed food for fresh food.
Drinking less alcohol.
Cutting out late-night snacking.
Running (as others say, just walk everywhere to start with).

Good luck. :thup:

 :laugh:

An English one helps even more. :aww:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 15 January 2009, 09:03:22 PM
I obviously arent an expert on the subject here (see my pictures) but the main reason for most people i think is because they grab at s*** from the friedge or cupboard, if you prepared some healthy snacks that are grabbable that would make you less likely grab a chocolate bar?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Thursday 15 January 2009, 09:05:51 PM
One thing that always winds me up is when people complain about not being able to resist the contents of their cupboard. Er, try not buying s*** food/sweets/chocolate/ice cream/fatty desserts in the first place. That ought to help.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 15 January 2009, 09:10:38 PM
One thing that always winds me up is when people complain about not being able to resist the contents of their cupboard. Er, try not buying s*** food/sweets/chocolate/ice cream/fatty desserts in the first place. That ought to help.

Also if you buy a novelty apron, I've heard that helps you cook the right meals.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Thursday 15 January 2009, 09:10:51 PM
One thing that always winds me up is when people complain about not being able to resist the contents of their cupboard. Er, try not buying s*** food/sweets/chocolate/ice cream/fatty desserts in the first place. That ought to help.

Also if you buy a novelty apron, I've heard that helps you cook the right meals.

:aww:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Thursday 15 January 2009, 09:20:37 PM
One thing that always winds me up is when people complain about not being able to resist the contents of their cupboard. Er, try not buying s*** food/sweets/chocolate/ice cream/fatty desserts in the first place. That ought to help.
happens all the time at work.

Working on the frozen dept, I'm putting out what my colleague and I dub "fatty treats" (Little Britain).  The amount of seriously overweight people that pick up tubs of ice-cream with a look of guilt is amazing.  If you're going to carry the guilty look, you obviously don't really need it, so grow a f***ing spine and don't buy it.

Ash4's suggestion also works.  Take time out to prepare healthy snacks.  Most people take the unhealthy ones as they're ready to eat, so if you have time, make healthy alternatives (should only take 10 mins, tops) and you shouldn't have the need to munch your way through a bag of crisps.

Good luck with it  :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Thursday 15 January 2009, 09:22:47 PM
One thing that always winds me up is when people complain about not being able to resist the contents of their cupboard. Er, try not buying s*** food/sweets/chocolate/ice cream/fatty desserts in the first place. That ought to help.

Also if you buy a novelty apron, I've heard that helps you cook the right meals.

lolz
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Thursday 15 January 2009, 09:29:39 PM
Ok, at the risk of getting dogs abuse from all and sundry I am going to ask for advice. I know I am opening myself up to p*ss taking from some, but hey ho, would rather have the p*ss taken out of me for trying than have the p*ss taken out of me for doing nowt about the situation.

I am overweight, have been since I had my first bairn 10 years ago, got worse when I left my violent husband and is now just something I live with. But I would like to lose weight, as I have been diagnosed with diabetes recently (my diabetic nurse is fairly s*** though, and apart from seeing me when I was first diagnosed in October last year hasn't seen me since) and I am sick of others taking the p*ss if I am honest. I eat fairly healthily (although I could do better), I drink a bit too much on a matchday (but am countering that one by taking the car to the metro station (10 miles away from home) and then a metro to the city centre, about 6 stops I think. I know I need to eat healthily and exercise more (and that is my biggest problem). I am scared of going to a gym, and I couldn't run the state I am in. I also have 3 kids, am a single parent and am doing a degree so have loads on in my life.

So does anyone have some REAL advice on how to lose the weight. How do I motivate myself when things get tough. How do I stop myself from getting down? Am wondering if a weightloss group like Weightwatchers or Slimming World would be any good (just for a bit of group support)? Would walking be enough exercise to start off with? If anyone could offer me some genuine advice about how to get going, and keep going then I would appreciate it.


Walking is a good way to start and jogging at a constant pace - or steady state running - is a massive improvement on that. When you first start running you'll inevitably run too fast and burn out quickly. Almost everyone does it. Don't be afraid of running slowly; a rule of thumb for jogging at a steady consistent pace is to be able to have a bit of an out of breath conversation whilst about to do it but without overly struggling to speak. Running is hard at first, you feel like your lungs are going to explode but no matter how much you've smoked, drank or indulged you'll find that you'll be able to make amazing gains with your running since the human cardiovascular system is such an amazing adaptive thing.

Now there is a major flaw with running.. because the exercise is aerobic and oxygen is in constant supply, the body will use glycogen until it runs out and moves onto fat to use as fuel.. this takes about 20-40 minutes so the first 20 minutes are effectively useless for fat burning and the benefit comes for several hours after you're done when your metabolism is constantly going.

The way to lose fat more effectively than anything though is something called HIIT - high intensity interval training. You basically jog for about 5 minutes to warm up and then sprint as fast as you feel you can for 30 seconds. Following this you can either jog, walk or stand still feeling sick for 30 seconds - 1:30 seconds (depending on how I feel it's either 30 seconds or a minute for me) and then you sprint again for 30 seconds.. then rest. You repeat this for about 10-15 minutes and then jog and cool down for about 5 minutes. The reason this is so effective is because the sprinting is anaerobic and causes your body to go without oxygen meaning your glycogen stores plummet and fat gets thrown straight into the fray. And the amazing thing with HIIT is that the metabolism stays in constant fat burning mode for about 24 hours afterwards! The workout is only about 20-25 minutes long which is a bonus but requires real work and dedication.

For motivation just look in the mirror. You're clearly not happy about the way you look and will be more critical of yourself than anyone. But if you do start exercise you WILL see a change, the exercise itself will release mood lifting endorphins, you'll sleep better and be well rested and overall your life will improve.

There's loads more stuff I could recommend you but this post would then get ridiculous. If you want to know anymore send us a PM and I'll be more than happy to suggest different workouts/dietry ideas that you like the sound of. If you find an exercise plan that you like the idea of you'll be much more inclined to try it from the start, see?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Thursday 15 January 2009, 09:32:13 PM
Don't be afraid of running slowly; a rule of thumb for jogging at a steady consistent pace is to be able to have a bit of an out of breath conversation whilst about to do it but without overly struggling to speak.

That is absolutely spot on. :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Thursday 15 January 2009, 09:33:52 PM
Tbh TL I've no excuse, I like Pizza, waaay too much.


However I find the abuse Pilko dishes out from his 6ft 7 pedestal quite a good motivator.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 15 January 2009, 09:47:45 PM
Haven't read most of the thread but what Dave said is pretty much spot on. Will give a couple of alternative options though...

Diet drinks have something like 3 calories per can, "full fat" are about 150.

If you are going to drink try and stay off the beer, vodka and a diet coke/lemonade will be a lot better for you calorie wise.

Not sure if its true but green tea is supposed to speed up your metabolism.

Try and do as much exercise as you can, even if its just running up and down the stairs a few times. As others have said walk the walkable distances, its all too easy to jump in the car for something that will take you 30 mins to walk.

Not sure if you are a fan of lettuce but I have found the more you eat it the more enjoyable it becomes.

I have replaced my brunch time crisps with a snack-a-jacks (one of the big ones, they are about 42/46 calories each) it is about a third of the calories of a standard packet of crisps, even half the calories of the "good" crisps like french fries or quavers.

Have a look at some of the stuff you eat, its amazing how many calories are in certain things if you have never really taken an interest before even in things you have previously considered good.

It will probably take longer for you to notice a difference but it really does give you a boost when people around you comment about how much weight you have lost.

Not great advice, I tend to ramble on a bit at times :lol:

Good luck :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Thursday 15 January 2009, 09:50:28 PM
I wouldn't go crazy though you should make a diet thats manageable, allow in moderation a bit of chocolate or crisps.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Thursday 15 January 2009, 09:53:12 PM
I wouldn't go crazy though you should make a diet thats manageable, allow in moderation a bit of chocolate or crisps.

Completely, completely disagree. Either commit to it or don't.

There are plenty of nice foods without resorting to crisps and chocolate. And if you struggle to moderate your intake of such foods in the first place, allowing yourself to start a 'naughty snack' is already halfway down the road to failure.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Thursday 15 January 2009, 10:01:11 PM
Btw it is an absolute piece of p*ss to substitute standard products for the 'lighter' varieties of the same thing at the supermarket. The calorie/fat savings quickly add up.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Andy on Thursday 15 January 2009, 10:01:51 PM
Dave is correct. Eradicate crap from your diet completely; permanently. One mars bar in "moderation" leads to two in moderation, three in moderation, four, five, six... and all of a sudden you're back to stage one.

You can't break away from bad habits by continuing to indulge in them.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 15 January 2009, 10:09:21 PM
And buy a davina dvd, if you get bored of it, your husband/boyfriend could always "use" it.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Thursday 15 January 2009, 10:09:57 PM
I wouldn't go crazy though you should make a diet thats manageable, allow in moderation a bit of chocolate or crisps.

Do you actually know anything about....anything?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Andy on Thursday 15 January 2009, 10:11:41 PM
And buy a davina dvd, if you get bored of it, your husband/boyfriend could always "use" it.

Ash speaks from experience. His boyfriend "uses" his all of the time.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Thursday 15 January 2009, 10:17:01 PM
I wouldn't go crazy though you should make a diet thats manageable, allow in moderation a bit of chocolate or crisps.

Do you actually know anything about....anything?
It was an opinion, I never claimed it as fact. We all have different ways to lose weight, I've seen friends and family who have lost weight by cutting it out all together, and those who simply reduced it.

I dunno, I still think everyone's different. My brother was overweight but with the right moderation he lost weight.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 15 January 2009, 10:17:05 PM
And buy a davina dvd, if you get bored of it, your husband/boyfriend could always "use" it.

Ash speaks from experience. His boyfriend "uses" him all of the time.
FYP
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Pilko on Thursday 15 January 2009, 10:19:02 PM
However I find the abuse Pilko dishes out from his 6ft 7 pedestal quite a good motivator.

:pow:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 15 January 2009, 10:20:40 PM
Processed food is a mother, it absolutely wrecks you. If you can eat meals made up of simple ingredients that you make yourself it helps a massive amount.

The fittest I've ever been was about a year ago, and I was eating massive meals - but all natural stuff like vegtables, tuna fish, cheese etc. I was eating until I was full every evening and I felt brilliant. Trying to get back to that now.

I don't know how it stacks up with being diabetic, but if you can eliminate all refined sugar from your diet you will feel amazing. I mean anything that has 'Sugar' or any of its forms (Glucose syrup etc) on the list of ingredients goes in the bin. This is quite hard to stick to but it's by far the best way to transform the way you feel IMO.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: fredbob on Thursday 15 January 2009, 11:01:39 PM
Dave is correct. Eradicate crap from your diet completely; permanently. One mars bar in "moderation" leads to two in moderation, three in moderation, four, five, six... and all of a sudden you're back to stage one.

You can't break away from bad habits by continuing to indulge in them.

The problem isnt eating s***, its eating too much of it, if your advocating someone should have the self control to cut it out permanentely then they should have the self control to cut down to acceptable levels.

Even smokers dont use the cold turkey method, id hazard a guess that the most success occurs through people who cut down then give up rather than those who just try give up and never look at a ciggy again.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Thursday 15 January 2009, 11:05:57 PM
Smoking is a physical addiction though.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Thursday 15 January 2009, 11:13:34 PM
Sorry fredbob, you're talking s***. You're clearly not a smoker. Cold turkey does work. It did for me. :smug:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 15 January 2009, 11:17:00 PM
Aye, i know a few people who just wen cold turkey and havent touched a fag since
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: fredbob on Thursday 15 January 2009, 11:33:05 PM
Sorry fredbob, you're talking s***. You're clearly not a smoker. Cold turkey does work. It did for me. :smug:

Id be talking s*** if i said cold turkey didnt work, but i get the feeling the intention of that post was so you could publically pat yourself on the back. ;)

Edit: Just noticed i said smokers dont use cold tukey, whcih was wrong of me.

EDIT EDIT: i did actually mean proffessional advice, i dont think theres any professional advice out there which says you should "just go cold turkey".

EDIT EDIT EDIT: I was actually just pointing out that its not wrong to say someone who is supposed to have the discipline to cut bad foods out full stop shouldnt have the discipline to be less excessive and eat less of the bad stuff.

Id reckon its be easier to control the aount of crap you eat than it would to cut out all the crap you eat.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: fredbob on Thursday 15 January 2009, 11:35:48 PM
Smoking is a physical addiction though.

Id say its a mixture of physical and mental.

 Is there no chemical element that people get addicted to when they eat bad foods? Wouldnt that be a physical addiction?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Thursday 15 January 2009, 11:40:44 PM
I'd say it's very debatable, though I don't know the actual answer.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Thursday 15 January 2009, 11:44:01 PM
But surely it never works to go extreme? Things like Gillian McKeith etc. Im not advocating anything but I mean if you meet your friends and they say oh we're going for Nando's is it a terrible crime that once a month or a week you have some? Personally I don't see it as earth shattering.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Thursday 15 January 2009, 11:50:48 PM
Like all journalists, Nixons ramblings have a small grain of truth in them. ;)

I wouldn't do what Nixon suggests in the sense of just toning down, because you're still taking on a fairly regular source of crap.. but there's no need to cut this stuff out of your diet completely. What a lot of health freaks/gym rats do, myself included is to eat clean 6 days a week, nothing bad or after 8pm etc. etc. but allow myself 1 'cheat' day a week where I can eat pretty much anything I want. I tend to have it on a Sunday so I can have a big fat Sunday dinner.

Diet is a massive, massive part of fitness and is the difference between having abs on show and not. Everyone already has the six pack, it just happens to be covered in a roll of fat. :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Thursday 15 January 2009, 11:59:54 PM
It's funny how there's so many puritans here, insisting that only such and such a method works or that indulging occasionally is a sign of moral weakness or laxity.

I think the truth is, it's probably quite a bit more complex, different strokes for different folks and all that jazz. Mind, I would say that, as I'm a fact hunt who loves his food, but also needs to lose a few stone now with a dodgy heart and man boobs adding to my many other physical afflictions.

They say everything in moderation is OK. I say I just want my f***ing cheesy puffs. :dave:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: fredbob on Friday 16 January 2009, 12:14:10 AM
It's funny how there's so many puritans here, insisting that only such and such a method works or that indulging occasionally is a sign of moral weakness or laxity.

I think the truth is, it's probably quite a bit more complex, different strokes for different folks and all that jazz. Mind, I would say that, as I'm a fact hunt who loves his food, but also needs to lose a few stone now with a dodgy heart and man boobs adding to my many other physical afflictions.

They say everything in moderation is OK. I say I just want my f***ing cheesy puffs. :dave:

Who?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dinho lad on Friday 16 January 2009, 12:17:36 AM
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Cutting out late-night snacking.

eating at night dosen't make you fat.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Friday 16 January 2009, 12:19:39 AM
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Cutting out late-night snacking.

eating at night dosen't make you fat.

Does actually. After about 8-9pm your metabolism slows right down so the food you eat gets stored as fat instead of being burnt off.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Friday 16 January 2009, 12:19:55 AM
I'd agree with most of what people have said in this thread. Don't beat yourself up if you don't start seeing results straight away, I'm sure you won't though.

Take it easy, and try and find a base to work from. For example if you are able to fit in some more walking, substitute just a few food items with healthier alternatives, you're on your way. The whole journey isn't simple, but the start is the hardest. Once you get this, you hopefully will be able to continue and get on a bit of a roll.

Whilst I wouldn't recommend strictly setting yourself targets, if you have something vague to work towards, it could help, but as GM said, it's up to the person. If you don't feel this would help then don't do it. Adapt people's advice to YOUR terms and circumstances.

And iyam, quantify your progress not through numbers, but how good you feel about yourself. Imo, that's the ultimate measure - because you are setting on this journey because of just that I assume; the fact you don't feel good about the way you are.

I say good luck and I really mean it - I myself am wanting to lose a bit of weight. Hope things are a success  :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Greg on Friday 16 January 2009, 12:24:01 AM
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Cutting out late-night snacking.

eating at night dosen't make you fat.

Does actually. After about 8-9pm your metabolism slows right down so the food you eat gets stored as fat instead of being burnt off.

Myth, according to some scientists from the USA.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: madras on Friday 16 January 2009, 12:29:22 AM
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Cutting out late-night snacking.

eating at night dosen't make you fat.

Does actually. After about 8-9pm your metabolism slows right down so the food you eat gets stored as fat instead of being burnt off.
wouldn't it depend on what the body is doing. ie if it was at the start of a night shift i'm not so sure my metabolism would be slowing down.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: PM on Friday 16 January 2009, 12:45:37 AM
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Cutting out late-night snacking.

eating at night dosen't make you fat.

Does actually. After about 8-9pm your metabolism slows right down so the food you eat gets stored as fat instead of being burnt off.

Myth, according to some scientists from the USA.

Are Americans really people to listen to for advice on diet?

(Apologies to our doubtless well-maintained American posters  :pow:)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Greg on Friday 16 January 2009, 01:16:54 AM
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Cutting out late-night snacking.

eating at night dosen't make you fat.

Does actually. After about 8-9pm your metabolism slows right down so the food you eat gets stored as fat instead of being burnt off.

Myth, according to some scientists from the USA.

Are Americans really people to listen to for advice on diet?

(Apologies to our doubtless well-maintained American posters  :pow:)

I guess the academics and scientists at the Oregon Health & Science University aren't all overweight.

Having said that and just read more about the article it turns out they did their research on monkeys!  :colo:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Friday 16 January 2009, 01:18:50 AM
I'm fat. I have serious motivation issues. :(
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Friday 16 January 2009, 01:31:19 AM
Like all journalists, Nixons ramblings have a small grain of truth in them. ;)

I wouldn't do what Nixon suggests in the sense of just toning down, because you're still taking on a fairly regular source of crap.. but there's no need to cut this stuff out of your diet completely. What a lot of health freaks/gym rats do, myself included is to eat clean 6 days a week, nothing bad or after 8pm etc. etc. but allow myself 1 'cheat' day a week where I can eat pretty much anything I want. I tend to have it on a Sunday so I can have a big fat Sunday dinner.

Diet is a massive, massive part of fitness and is the difference between having abs on show and not. Everyone already has the six pack, it just happens to be covered in a roll of fat. :lol:

Thank you. :D

But yeah, I mean I'm not saying One Pizza equals One salad, but if once a month your dad comes in with Pizza whats the harm in having a slice or two? A diet should never get you depressed, I've been fat for maybe 2 years and I tried the Atkins and Jesus I was so down when I was on that, but now I have a plan where  I eat good tasty stuff that works for me, I play regular football again a Friday and I'm happy. I'm not saying see a tear grab a pie, but you are making life changes here, and you are introducing new stuff, to your diet and to you, for me personally a drastic vedge only 110% no differnt diet wouldn't work thats just me.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: themanupstairs on Friday 16 January 2009, 08:59:53 AM
Like all journalists, Nixons ramblings have a small grain of truth in them. ;)

I wouldn't do what Nixon suggests in the sense of just toning down, because you're still taking on a fairly regular source of crap.. but there's no need to cut this stuff out of your diet completely. What a lot of health freaks/gym rats do, myself included is to eat clean 6 days a week, nothing bad or after 8pm etc. etc. but allow myself 1 'cheat' day a week where I can eat pretty much anything I want. I tend to have it on a Sunday so I can have a big fat Sunday dinner.

Diet is a massive, massive part of fitness and is the difference between having abs on show and not. Everyone already has the six pack, it just happens to be covered in a roll of fat. :lol:

 Eating "crap" once a week is a great way of keeping your digestive system on its toes! If you completely eliminate the bad food, your system will get used to the healthy unprocessed food, and becomes "complacent". Give it a good jolt of grease or junk once a week to keep it ticking over properly. IMO it's a good thing as you get your fix, and keep your system healthy.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Friday 16 January 2009, 09:55:03 AM
Like all journalists, Nixons ramblings have a small grain of truth in them. ;)

I wouldn't do what Nixon suggests in the sense of just toning down, because you're still taking on a fairly regular source of crap.. but there's no need to cut this stuff out of your diet completely. What a lot of health freaks/gym rats do, myself included is to eat clean 6 days a week, nothing bad or after 8pm etc. etc. but allow myself 1 'cheat' day a week where I can eat pretty much anything I want. I tend to have it on a Sunday so I can have a big fat Sunday dinner.

Diet is a massive, massive part of fitness and is the difference between having abs on show and not. Everyone already has the six pack, it just happens to be covered in a roll of fat. :lol:

Thank you. :D

But yeah, I mean I'm not saying One Pizza equals One salad, but if once a month your dad comes in with Pizza whats the harm in having a slice or two? A diet should never get you depressed, I've been fat for maybe 2 years and I tried the Atkins and Jesus I was so down when I was on that, but now I have a plan where  I eat good tasty stuff that works for me, I play regular football again a Friday and I'm happy. I'm not saying see a tear grab a pie, but you are making life changes here, and you are introducing new stuff, to your diet and to you, for me personally a drastic vedge only 110% no differnt diet wouldn't work thats just me.

I never said that cutting out pizza once a month was necessary, far from it. I merely picked up on your comment about chocolate and to a lesser extent crisps; both of those - particularly chocolate - are virtually useless to your body and are just comfort foods. If someone struggles to control their intake of such fatty, useless foods in the first place then they'll carry on struggling to control it unless they cut them out altogether IMO.

Everything is fine in moderation, but moderation is something that overweight people by definition don't do.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stephen927 on Friday 16 January 2009, 10:02:32 AM
I lost 2 stone by eating loads of pasta, Special K and lifting weights.

It won't help you lose weight but get one of them ab rollers for the house and do some exercises at your own pace, they look like this;

(http://a2zequipment.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/ab_roller_exercise_wheel.jpg)

OR

(http://www.pycfitness.com/ab_machine/images/ab_roller1.jpg)

Dirt cheap to pick up and will help you tone a bit.

Best bit of advice I can give you, and it's not easy, is whenever you feel you want something to eat, think whether that message is coming from your stomach or your head. A lot of the time it's mind over matter.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: hallihg on Friday 16 January 2009, 10:10:30 AM
Write down clear goals, one long term, one 3 month goal, and even one for the week. Keep the long term goal on a piece of paper with you at all times and read it every day.

Its also good to write down why you want to lose weight, and what it is that makes you unhappy about the way you look. By reading that stuff it can really motivate you.

The diet is also a major factor. Eat smaller meals every three hours. Eat less carbs (stop eating bread if you can) and more protein foods. But youll get into the details on your diet if you are gonna take this seriously.

I am bit overweight, but was so much worse a year ago. ive lost about 66 lbs since then and doing great atm, using these guidelines.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: HTT on Friday 16 January 2009, 11:20:47 AM
The people I know who have dramatically changed their lives (myself included) have made it their life goal to change, be it their appearance, persona, wealth, education or weight and the ones that stick at it tend to succeed. Quite hard to do however if you're a single parent bringing up kids and also trying to better yourself educationally. By at least giving things a go however you're at least stand a better chance of succeeding in your aims so good luck to you. Regarding what others think, they do not and never will matter or shouldn't. That's a fear issue, best advice I can give is to have a mentality of f*** whatever others may or may not think, you'll then soon realise that the majority of people really don't care about how you look, act or anything else and probably feel silly for thinking they do, only those that matter to you will care about how you look, act etc. - use them as a strength because I'm sure they'll support whatever you do or whoever you are or become.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: HTT on Friday 16 January 2009, 11:31:15 AM
Regarding weight, again this is going off the experiences some people I know have went through, it seems to be all about the right reasons. I know lots of not fat people but people slightly overweight or "larger" people who have no issues whatsoever as they are happy with themselves and their lives, I imagine for such people trying to radically change themselves for no apparent reason other than some perceived perception others may have of them, would make such people miserable.

You say you have kids, now I don't know how healthy you are or how overweight you are but again, the people I know who have lost weight or changed their lifestyles and selves and this goes back to the right reasons, have done so for their kids' sake. I.e. if you're overweight and are suffering with bad health, that can have a negative impact on your kids' lives, make it your goal to get fitter and slimmer for your kids' sake and not that dress you have your eye on or to rebuff the offensive remarks from some complete strangers (they are t***s anyway, ignore them), that way you will have more chance of succeeding.

I don't have kids but I'm an uncle and I love nowt better than having a kick-about with my youngest nephew, if I couldn't do that because of poor self induced health (i.e. getting myself overweight) I'd kick myself and make it a goal to get fitter to continue having those kick-abouts.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jill on Friday 16 January 2009, 12:41:01 PM
There's some really good advice in this thread.

I too need to shed a few pounds, as whilst I'm not "fat" yet I'm heading there through a crap diet and lack of exercise.

I'm going to try and make healthier meals and go running in the mornings before work - I used to sometimes and always felt much better through the day, compared to lately where I drag myself out of bed at the last minute and feel really lethargic at work.

Good luck toonlass.  :celb:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: AfroP on Friday 16 January 2009, 12:50:21 PM
Toon lass, i have a simple message, eat less, move more, it always works.

Cheers I know that  ;D but what if you have a problem with motivation?


my lass just said, tell her to watch Paul Mckenna, I can make you thin.

Ok, is that on Sky? Can he make me tall too?

he has a book about making you thin as well
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Toon Amy on Friday 16 January 2009, 01:11:49 PM
There is some good advice here.  I will just say some things that have worked for me when I put on a bit of weight (mainly due to drinking)

Losing weight gradually is simply about burning more calories than you intake. It really is that simple so it makes it easier to work out where the calories are coming from (you don't have to work it out every day, just do it once for all of the main things you eat and drink so you know) I have to be honest with you, cut down on the drinking that is the worst thing for putting on weight or getting out of shape... at least work out what calories you intake on a match day so you can work out what you need need to burn off again.

Also, a large part of burning off calories is down to making sure you eat all vitamin groups you need so do try and eat more veggies and fruit, it will help to stave off hunger and it will not add too many more calories and getting the vitamin balance you need helps burn off calories.

Exercise is easier than you think, walking is good and free. Take the kids out for a walk more often, and get an exercise bike (you can get them second hand) and use it for 5-10 minutes a day to start with and build up to half an hour, and just make sure you are more active with the kids running around and playing sport with them. It will make things a lot easier to lose weight if you are enjoying yourself and keeping your kids healthy at the same time.

Paul McKenna videos and audio cd's are not the expensive, and you can also find some online. ;)

Don't expect everything to change overnight, but do stick with it, and you will notice the changes.

Good luck!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Friday 16 January 2009, 02:51:03 PM
Ok, today is the first day of the rest of my life (corny I know). So I have chucked all the ket out my cupboard, to be honest there wasn't that much cos I don't buy biscuits or crisps for the bairns. I have also bought some new plates and bowls which are smaller than the ones I had before, so am thinking smaller plate, smaller portion size. Walked the little bairn to nursery and then walked to Netto (high class lass that's me) and home at a brisk pace which took just over half an hour (not including the walk to the nursery) and am going to walk to the nursery to pick the bairn up again. The best thing about that is that there is a Lidl closer which I would normally have gone to and where I could have got what I needed, but thought that the walk to Netto would be better for me. We are having home made vegetable soup for tea, I have been drinking water today (have only had one cup of coffee when I got up~its a necessity to be honest). Feeling good about myself to be honest, its like I know that I am making the effort and trying to change.

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: cp40 on Friday 16 January 2009, 02:54:24 PM
Ok, today is the first day of the rest of my life (corny I know). So I have chucked all the ket out my cupboard, to be honest there wasn't that much cos I don't buy biscuits or crisps for the bairns. I have also bought some new plates and bowls which are smaller than the ones I had before, so am thinking smaller plate, smaller portion size. Walked the little bairn to nursery and then walked to Netto (high class lass that's me) and home at a brisk pace which took just over half an hour (not including the walk to the nursery) and am going to walk to the nursery to pick the bairn up again. The best thing about that is that there is a Lidl closer which I would normally have gone to and where I could have got what I needed, but thought that the walk to Netto would be better for me. We are having home made vegetable soup for tea, I have been drinking water today (have only had one cup of coffee when I got up~its a necessity to be honest). Feeling good about myself to be honest, its like I know that I am making the effort and trying to change.




thats the way. lass, i always say, you can eat as much as you like as long as you walk a lot,..i eat like a f-king pig, but, despite having a car, will walk as much as possible, regular, 4/5 mile walks.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Friday 16 January 2009, 02:55:23 PM
Well done Lass. I wish I had Lidl near by closest one is bout 8 mile away. Luckily there's a Bells 1 mile away, so I'll head there for shopping.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: oldtype on Friday 16 January 2009, 03:02:47 PM
While we're on the topic of weight loss, does anyone have any advice on getting rid of stomach fat specifically?

I've had a bit of fat on my gut since the day I was born, and despite the fact that I've been working out pretty consistently for the past couple of years it refuses to go away, even though I'm pretty thin otherwise.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Syrette on Friday 16 January 2009, 03:06:05 PM
Good start Toonlass, hope you can keep that up.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Andy on Friday 16 January 2009, 03:07:56 PM
Good stuff. Keep it going.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 16 January 2009, 03:08:42 PM
Ok, today is the first day of the rest of my life (corny I know). So I have chucked all the ket out my cupboard, to be honest there wasn't that much cos I don't buy biscuits or crisps for the bairns. I have also bought some new plates and bowls which are smaller than the ones I had before, so am thinking smaller plate, smaller portion size. Walked the little bairn to nursery and then walked to Netto (high class lass that's me) and home at a brisk pace which took just over half an hour (not including the walk to the nursery) and am going to walk to the nursery to pick the bairn up again. The best thing about that is that there is a Lidl closer which I would normally have gone to and where I could have got what I needed, but thought that the walk to Netto would be better for me. We are having home made vegetable soup for tea, I have been drinking water today (have only had one cup of coffee when I got up~its a necessity to be honest). Feeling good about myself to be honest, its like I know that I am making the effort and trying to change.

Right - well - good on you toonlass, and the very best of luck to you in your endeavours. But before you go any further I just wanted to chip in with one wee further piece of advice...if/when you find yourself wavering...or craving junk food...or find yourself listening to the wee demons in your head telling you that "one packet of Maltesers won't hurt..they're made of honeycomb and there's hardly anything to them"...when temptation comes knocking at your door, don't beat yourself up about it if you make the mistake of inviting it in to your living room, sitting it down and letting it force feed you cream cakes, Belgian waffles and a packet of mini Cornettos. Don't be too hard on yourself. Think "small steps, long distance journey" and you won't go far wrong. Don't give in to feelings of inadequacy if/when you find yourself failing, just shrug your shoulders and think "f*** it, I'll try again tomorrow" - if it's a case of three steps forward, one step back then so be it. I'm sure you'll do it, if you really want to...

:snod:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: alankhaw on Friday 16 January 2009, 04:07:00 PM
What worked for me was by cutting down portions for lunch and dinner and never eating anything past 9pm! Breakfast is a very important meal so don't skip that. I usually have cereal and fruits. Skipping lunch is fine but never skip breakfast. It's supposedly the meal to start the engine in the morning.

Cutting down on junk food and eating healthier (e.g. salads, fruits etc. i'm not saying turn into a vegan) worked for me. As for exercise, I cycled everywhere I needed to go rather than taking the car. Walking is good but I prefer cycling as it's more of a challenge and you can set goals. Not to say you can't do that when you walk but you can set higher goals because you can go further with a bicycle and much quicker!   
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Friday 16 January 2009, 04:37:23 PM
don't know if this has been suggested already, but keep a food diary.

write down everything you eat (literally, everything) and at what times, also keep a tally of what drinks you consume. I've found that I've pretty much stopped snacking or picking at food now that I write it down...
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Friday 16 January 2009, 04:41:23 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2004/nov/07/foodanddrink.features11

http://www.mireilleguiliano.com/

Start thinking French. Not many fat French birds, even the ugly ones. This has thusfar worked for me, but it isn't a quick fix.

You could walk until your legs fall off, if you've got diabetes you may have joint problem, hour long walks might damage you (assuming you have). Short brisk walks are better than long slow ones. Try something that's not going to be repetitive on the same muscle group, swimming works the lot and you can change your stroke, don't do anything with heavy impact, hitting the treadmill isn't going to be for you right now. Likewise, nor is lifting weights in a gym going to be any use to you, you could have abs of steel underneath but if you don't do cardio the fats still going to be there, so don't start sits ups and s*** either, waste of time if you've got stones to lose. Also a waste of time if you don't really know how to do it.

If you've got sky, there is like a 20 minute program, cheesy as f***, but Oz Aerobics do it 3 times a week, there is a program on every morning repeated on the afternoon, pretty much just light exercise, no complicated routines, you don't have to be a ballet dancer, decent workout.

Cut out all non natural sugar (if possible, don't know much about diabetes). Don't eat white bread, or white pasta.

Water is the absolute key. I've never drunk coffee so i can't understand the need for it. Switch to green tea, it really does make you feel less hungry, no sugar, no s*** and a hot drink.

What size clothes are you out of interest?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Friday 16 January 2009, 05:52:35 PM
Good start Toonlass. :)

The key is to keep it up. Focus on that feeling of pride you got today, and maintain that good feeling. :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Friday 16 January 2009, 06:07:19 PM
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Cutting out late-night snacking.

eating at night dosen't make you fat.

Does actually. After about 8-9pm your metabolism slows right down so the food you eat gets stored as fat instead of being burnt off.

Myth, according to some scientists from the USA.

Are Americans really people to listen to for advice on diet?

(Apologies to our doubtless well-maintained American posters  :pow:)

I guess the academics and scientists at the Oregon Health & Science University aren't all overweight.

Having said that and just read more about the article it turns out they did their research on monkeys!  :colo:

Haha I looked it up after your post and I think I found the same study on the BBC website. I find that absolutely mad that they tested it on Monkeys, since there's literally no danger or testing this kind of study on humans since you're not dealing with unusual substances in the body, just a differentiation of eating patterns.

Also, they took the ovaries out of a load of female monkeys.. what the hell for? We already knew about estrogen levels affecting eating habits. Mad.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dinho lad on Friday 16 January 2009, 08:59:08 PM
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While we're on the topic of weight loss, does anyone have any advice on getting rid of stomach fat specifically?

I've had a bit of fat on my gut since the day I was born, and despite the fact that I've been working out pretty consistently for the past couple of years it refuses to go away, even though I'm pretty thin otherwise.

cardio and cutting down on calories.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Friday 16 January 2009, 09:02:38 PM
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While we're on the topic of weight loss, does anyone have any advice on getting rid of stomach fat specifically?

I've had a bit of fat on my gut since the day I was born, and despite the fact that I've been working out pretty consistently for the past couple of years it refuses to go away, even though I'm pretty thin otherwise.

cardio and cutting down on calories.

Basically, yeah. HIIT or tabata exercises will do the job. Trouble is that there's no way to actually lose fat in a specific place. Everybody is different and people put weight on in other places much easier than others. Personally, I find it hard to get rid of the chubby little cheeks I have. No matter how cut I may be able to get around my stomach I just can't shift that little roll that comes so easily around my jawline. :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ketsbaia on Friday 16 January 2009, 11:31:11 PM
Paul McKenna's series is helpful, I think someone mentioned it earlier. Something that helped me lose weight was trying to eat no more than 75% of your GDA for calories (i believe the GDA is 2000). So every day, I'd go no higher than 1500.....over time, this makes a difference on its own. But by replacing most fluids with water too and walking for 30 minutes a day, things should start to happen. Not that I'm a diet guru haha.

As for motivation, just remember at weak moments that you felt so bad about your weight, it drove you to posting it on a public forum and how guilty it would make you feel to binge eat right now.

Hope it helps, and good luck  :thup: :thup:

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: LucaAltieri on Saturday 17 January 2009, 01:24:12 PM
Diet I've seen to work wonders:

1) Simple food. Lost of rice, whole grains, salad and lean meat. Avoid soft white bread and the like. Rustic is the key.
2) Aquagym. It gets the blood pumping and isn't too stressful on the joints if you're already overweight. Fun too by all accounts.
3) Don't eat to be full. I've you have been overeating previously you may have stretched your stomach. Filling it isn't a good idea. Just eat to statisfy the need for food without being full. I believe it can shrink again naturally (someone who knows what they're talking about: is this actually true?).

As a general rule it is better to do a little stressfull exercise than to walk or jog for ages. Don't over do it, obviously, but do something that makes you sweat, gets the heart pumping, forces you to push yourself.

You will ache if it's not something you're used to. Don't do too much too soon but still have the aim to push yourself a little bit further. It's not easy and somedays you will hurt but that's why not everyone has a fantastic body. It's a lot easier to give up and  remain overweight.

Exercise in a way you enjoy. It makes it easier.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 17 January 2009, 03:06:44 PM
Well week one complete for me. I had my End of week 5 a side game just to break up the boring gym stuff that I hate. I must admit I loved it I've not played that well in a while, I'm not saying I was a brand new man or anything, but I dunno I felt more comfortable on the ball could run an extra second longer (Shut up Pilko). Was doing dummy's felt more relaxed, its just spurred me on for how potentially good I could be with a good set of pace, and legitimate strength not just being a Fat bassa who  almost killed one of Rich's mates on the right wing on Sunday. :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 17 January 2009, 03:12:54 PM
There's some really good advice in this thread.

I too need to shed a few pounds, as whilst I'm not "fat" yet I'm heading there through a crap diet and lack of exercise.

I'm going to try and make healthier meals and go running in the mornings before work - I used to sometimes and always felt much better through the day, compared to lately where I drag myself out of bed at the last minute and feel really lethargic at work.

Good luck toonlass.  :celb:

There's f*** all on you man. :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Gemmill on Saturday 17 January 2009, 05:12:01 PM
There's some really good advice in this thread.

I too need to shed a few pounds, as whilst I'm not "fat" yet I'm heading there through a crap diet and lack of exercise.

I'm going to try and make healthier meals and go running in the mornings before work - I used to sometimes and always felt much better through the day, compared to lately where I drag myself out of bed at the last minute and feel really lethargic at work.

Good luck toonlass.  :celb:

There's f*** all on you man. :lol:

Seriously, unless she's become an absolute pie monster since the last time I saw her, Jill is like a f***ing rake!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Northerngimp on Saturday 17 January 2009, 05:15:01 PM
Masturbation, masturbation and more masturbation.

Plenty of frenzied wanking followed by some fruit n fibre.

 


Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Saturday 17 January 2009, 05:59:36 PM
Sorry for taking the p*ss in the other thread, sounds like you have had a tough run. Good luck shedding some pounds, I can't really think of any advice other than to regulate your eating and start some form of cardiovascular exercise.

You could always put the washing machine on a really high setting and sit on it to get up a sweat/some pleasure, whilst also doing some washing. Triple Whammy.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Gemmill on Saturday 17 January 2009, 06:11:57 PM
Ryvita is the answer!  It somehow makes you feel full even though there's f*** all to it.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 17 January 2009, 06:15:43 PM
Ryvita is the answer!  It somehow makes you feel full even though there's f*** all to it.

Ryvita is depressing I just ended up eating the banana on its own. :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 18 January 2009, 03:35:42 AM
What works for me don't necessary work for the others. But I would like to share my "experience" anyway.

I have a blessed stomach (or maybe not) that I can eat loads and I don't gain much. I would still become fatter, but by and large I don't balloon up unless I eat too much (too much for me is excessively excessive for average others).

I turned vegetarian a few years ago although I lacked the disciplined to stick to my principle. However, it is evident to me that the following have dramatic effect on my fattiness:

1. Oil. Oils are fat, pure and simple. Try to stick to olive oil, flaxeed oil etc "good" vegetable oils if oil could not be avoided.
2. Meat is bad. Animal protein is bad. The more meat I eat the fatter I become. But I eat shitloads of beans and I don't put on weight/fat while I feel stuffed and full.
3. Obviously alcohol, soda drink etc are bad.

I don't do any sports. I don't go to gym. My waist line expand or shrink purely depending on my diet.

I am currently on boiled pasta diet. I eat boiled pasta + boiled beans + boiled vege (mushroom, carrots, or other cheap vege available) with Chinese chilli sauce + a spoonful of olive oil every night. It is too easy to prepare, it is tasty (due to the MSG loaded CHinese chilli sauce), it is relatively healthy. I supplement my nutriens with vegan multivitamin pills and flaxeed omega 3 oil capsules.

I was away from UK for quite a while last year and due to job and social commitments I had a lot of unhealthy food (eating out EVERY SINGLE MEAL for 10 months). I grew fat. Now I am back to UK I cook my own vegetarian food and I am slimming down visibly.

Hope these help.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 18 January 2009, 03:39:53 AM
Hmm by the way I eat conflakes (with soya milk) and fruits (mainly banana) for lunch. I skip breakfast although I really shouldn't.

About how to resist meat. Find out more about animal factory, visit PETA sites, watch where your meat / milk come from from youtube etc. Read about the consequence of intensive animal protein intake on environments.

After all these if you still think eating meat is fine and lovely, then you (not directed to you Toonlass) deserve every single "bad karma" of eating meat.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Adam^ on Sunday 18 January 2009, 03:53:58 AM
Go swimming, you don't see many fat swimmers ! Diet wise just try to keep to set meals, if you are finding you are hungry mid-morning have a bigger breakfast. Also try to not just eat loads of cards, having some meat or something with a small amount of fat will mean the energy release isn't fast you go don't feel hungry as quick afterwards.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Sunday 18 January 2009, 12:44:58 PM
I eat boiled pasta

Yeah, I've heard boiled pasta is generally recommended.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Sunday 18 January 2009, 01:29:43 PM
Hey, thanks for the support guys. Don't know if the vegetarian way of life is for me, but maybe its something to consider. Am doing grand. Just had lunch which was a ham salad wholemeal wrap. Very nice. Can't believe how little coffee/tea I am drinking too. Making a turkey casserole for tea, loads of veggies in that. Think its a change your way of thinking thing as well as a change your food thing.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 18 January 2009, 01:42:22 PM
I eat boiled pasta

Yeah, I've heard boiled pasta is generally recommended.

Its better for you that deep fried pasta.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Sunday 18 January 2009, 01:43:07 PM
Hey, thanks for the support guys. Don't know if the vegetarian way of life is for me, but maybe its something to consider. Am doing grand. Just had lunch which was a ham salad wholemeal wrap. Very nice. Can't believe how little coffee/tea I am drinking too. Making a turkey casserole for tea, loads of veggies in that. Think its a change your way of thinking thing as well as a change your food thing.

Absolutely. If you can change your mindset, in terms for example the need of eating, whether you really need that biscuit, that snack, or whatever it is, then you're certainly on the way :)

Eat when you're hungry, and stop eating when you're not hungry. That's all I'd say. [/mckenna]
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 18 January 2009, 01:44:04 PM
If you can get to the gym I would try. Some people don't enjoy it when they are there but I think the vast majority feel absolutely over the moon afterwards.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Sunday 18 January 2009, 01:46:15 PM
I was going to ask this actually. Does anyone know of a half-decent gym in Newcastle? Looking for something quite relaxed/low-key. The Newcastle uni one is a rip-off, might not be able to go to the Northumbria one because I'm not a student there - does anyone have a suggestion? Been meaning to join one in Newcastle for a while.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Greg on Sunday 18 January 2009, 01:49:26 PM
I was going to ask this actually. Does anyone know of a half-decent gym in Newcastle? Looking for something quite relaxed/low-key. The Newcastle uni one is a rip-off, might not be able to go to the Northumbria one because I'm not a student there - does anyone have a suggestion? Been meaning to join one in Newcastle for a while.

£150 for the year at your Uni gym, I very much doubt you will find another gym cheaper than that.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 18 January 2009, 01:50:50 PM
I was going to ask this actually. Does anyone know of a half-decent gym in Newcastle? Looking for something quite relaxed/low-key. The Newcastle uni one is a rip-off, might not be able to go to the Northumbria one because I'm not a student there - does anyone have a suggestion? Been meaning to join one in Newcastle for a while.

£150 for the year at your Uni gym, I very much doubt you will find another gym cheaper than that.

No chance, I get mine for £15 a month and thats with a huge corporate discount. Its normally about £38 or something.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ketsbaia on Sunday 18 January 2009, 01:53:46 PM
im at the one at newcastle uni....£150 is a great price, doubt youll find one cheaper than that.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Sunday 18 January 2009, 02:01:07 PM
Ok, fair crack. Seems I have inflated expectations about gym prices  :lol:

Shame you can't get a weekly membership for Newcastle Uni gym, due to not being in Newcastle some weeks/parts of weeks.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 18 January 2009, 02:02:53 PM
Ok, fair crack. Seems I have inflated expectations about gym prices  :lol:

Shame you can't get a weekly membership for Newcastle Uni gym, due to not being in Newcastle some weeks/parts of weeks.

I think you did have slightly bargaintastic ideas about the gym :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Sunday 18 January 2009, 02:08:50 PM
Ok, fair crack. Seems I have inflated expectations about gym prices  :lol:

Shame you can't get a weekly membership for Newcastle Uni gym, due to not being in Newcastle some weeks/parts of weeks.

I think you did have slightly bargaintastic ideas about the gym :lol:

I'm an Everton fan - I have very little choice  :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 18 January 2009, 02:09:36 PM
Ok, fair crack. Seems I have inflated expectations about gym prices  :lol:

Shame you can't get a weekly membership for Newcastle Uni gym, due to not being in Newcastle some weeks/parts of weeks.

I think you did have slightly bargaintastic ideas about the gym :lol:

I'm an Everton fan - I have very little choice  :thup:

Fit in well here mate :lol:  :weep:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 18 January 2009, 04:00:08 PM
Northumbria's Gym is good I must admit its 10.50 a month.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 18 January 2009, 04:02:20 PM
Northumbria's Gym is good I must admit its 10.50 a month.

Isn't that only for students though?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 18 January 2009, 04:02:49 PM
Northumbria's Gym is good I must admit its 10.50 a month.

Isn't that only for students though?

They felt sorry for Nixon so made an exception.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 18 January 2009, 04:50:14 PM
Northumbria's Gym is good I must admit its 10.50 a month.

Isn't that only for students though?
Err I think it is but i'm sure Post Grad's is only like 13.50. Its' really quite cheap and facilities are good.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: The Prophet on Sunday 18 January 2009, 04:59:40 PM
It's probably cheaper in the long run to buy some free weights, plus they're supposed to be better for you ain't they?

Lien you tight b******, splash the cash.

 :clap2:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Sunday 18 January 2009, 05:00:11 PM
What works for me don't necessary work for the others. But I would like to share my "experience" anyway.

I have a blessed stomach (or maybe not) that I can eat loads and I don't gain much. I would still become fatter, but by and large I don't balloon up unless I eat too much (too much for me is excessively excessive for average others).

I turned vegetarian a few years ago although I lacked the disciplined to stick to my principle. However, it is evident to me that the following have dramatic effect on my fattiness:

1. Oil. Oils are fat, pure and simple. Try to stick to olive oil, flaxeed oil etc "good" vegetable oils if oil could not be avoided.
2. Meat is bad. Animal protein is bad. The more meat I eat the fatter I become. But I eat shitloads of beans and I don't put on weight/fat while I feel stuffed and full.
3. Obviously alcohol, soda drink etc are bad.

I don't do any sports. I don't go to gym. My waist line expand or shrink purely depending on my diet.

I am currently on boiled pasta diet. I eat boiled pasta + boiled beans + boiled vege (mushroom, carrots, or other cheap vege available) with Chinese chilli sauce + a spoonful of olive oil every night. It is too easy to prepare, it is tasty (due to the MSG loaded CHinese chilli sauce), it is relatively healthy. I supplement my nutriens with vegan multivitamin pills and flaxeed omega 3 oil capsules.

I was away from UK for quite a while last year and due to job and social commitments I had a lot of unhealthy food (eating out EVERY SINGLE MEAL for 10 months). I grew fat. Now I am back to UK I cook my own vegetarian food and I am slimming down visibly.

Hope these help.

This is all horrendous advice - I strongly suggest ignoring all of it, particularly the part about not eating anything unless it's boiled and nutrient free.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Sunday 18 January 2009, 05:04:16 PM
I was going to ask this actually. Does anyone know of a half-decent gym in Newcastle? Looking for something quite relaxed/low-key. The Newcastle uni one is a rip-off, might not be able to go to the Northumbria one because I'm not a student there - does anyone have a suggestion? Been meaning to join one in Newcastle for a while.

The Newcastle Uni one is quite good, have been a member for the last 3 years but joined Pinetree (next to the Cradlewell) this year as it's a lot closer to home and has some better facilities (sauna, steam room, hot tub) although some drawbacks (not as many fresher fitties, older equipment in some areas).

Staff are a bit more pleasant at Pinetree and generally try and help you out if they can. Think their prices start from about £12-15/month
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Sunday 18 January 2009, 05:13:27 PM
Might as well go for the tricast...

In terms of eating when you're hungry/set times/etc etc.

My intake goes something like this:

7am - Breakfast
9am - fruit
11am - cereal/granola bar or bacon sandwich
1.30pm - lunch
4.30pm - fruit
7pm - dinner

Breakfast is usually carbtastical, lunch has one portion of meat/fish and carbs, dinner is meat & veg (low carb). Maybe a yoghurt or bowl of porridge about 9/10pm if I'm peckish.

Regular, smaller portions are better in the long-run than skipping meals and filling your face only when you've got hunger pangs.

I know I used to hate having breakfast, but now I always eat within 20-30 minutes of waking up otherwise I feel lethargic and s*** all day. Similarly, I try and do some exercise early on so that my muscles and mind are awake for the day ahead. It's not rocket science, but I've tried different things over the past 4/5 years and never felt healthier than I do at the moment - still enjoy myself socially, but with keeping a food diary I've noticed that I've cut down on eating random things*

It's not about dieting or specifically doing this or that, it's about evolving your mindset into one of enjoying your food and understanding what it is you're eating. If you have a McDonalds, it's not the end of the world, just make sure that you do something vigourous to compensate.

*today I did have a packet of crisps and chocolate for the first time in a month..!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Sunday 18 January 2009, 05:41:13 PM
I agree with most of what stupeedo has said.

Don't beat yourself up if you have a bag of crisps or a chocolate bar once in a while. Just make sure you compensate for it.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Sunday 18 January 2009, 07:53:01 PM
Vegetarianism is bollocks, where's the meat?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Sunday 18 January 2009, 08:07:15 PM
Vegetarianism is bollocks, where's the meat?

No, I especially like the part where (s)he says that "animal protein is bad" and that you shouldn't eat it if you watch some film or other.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dinho lad on Sunday 18 January 2009, 08:31:28 PM
What works for me don't necessary work for the others. But I would like to share my "experience" anyway.

I have a blessed stomach (or maybe not) that I can eat loads and I don't gain much. I would still become fatter, but by and large I don't balloon up unless I eat too much (too much for me is excessively excessive for average others).

I turned vegetarian a few years ago although I lacked the disciplined to stick to my principle. However, it is evident to me that the following have dramatic effect on my fattiness:

1. Oil. Oils are fat, pure and simple. Try to stick to olive oil, flaxeed oil etc "good" vegetable oils if oil could not be avoided.
2. Meat is bad. Animal protein is bad. The more meat I eat the fatter I become. But I eat shitloads of beans and I don't put on weight/fat while I feel stuffed and full.
3. Obviously alcohol, soda drink etc are bad.

I don't do any sports. I don't go to gym. My waist line expand or shrink purely depending on my diet.

I am currently on boiled pasta diet. I eat boiled pasta + boiled beans + boiled vege (mushroom, carrots, or other cheap vege available) with Chinese chilli sauce + a spoonful of olive oil every night. It is too easy to prepare, it is tasty (due to the MSG loaded CHinese chilli sauce), it is relatively healthy. I supplement my nutriens with vegan multivitamin pills and flaxeed omega 3 oil capsules.

I was away from UK for quite a while last year and due to job and social commitments I had a lot of unhealthy food (eating out EVERY SINGLE MEAL for 10 months). I grew fat. Now I am back to UK I cook my own vegetarian food and I am slimming down visibly.

Hope these help.

This is all horrendous advice - I strongly suggest ignoring all of it, particularly the part about not eating anything unless it's boiled and nutrient free.

agree, mate. :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Greg on Sunday 18 January 2009, 08:41:03 PM
Boiled mushrooms? (http://planetsmilies.net/vomit-smiley-9529.gif)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 18 January 2009, 08:46:51 PM
He turned into Steve McLaren, was away for 10 months and forgot how to type in English.

Don't eat meat :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 18 January 2009, 09:40:24 PM
What's so funny about not eating meat, Gejon ?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 18 January 2009, 09:48:11 PM
What's so funny about not eating meat, Gejon ?

Its funny that you are advising someone not to eat meat because its bad for them :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 18 January 2009, 09:52:09 PM
Offering adivce that is down to you and your genetics is stupid, I can eat what the f*** I want and not go over 10 stone.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 18 January 2009, 09:56:17 PM
Offering adivce that is down to you and your genetics is stupid, I can eat what the f*** I want and not go over 10 stone.

Same with me.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 18 January 2009, 09:59:11 PM
Yeah alright, tossers!  :shifty: :laugh:

Hang on, aren't you about 6ft 7 Pilko?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: S.S.R. on Sunday 18 January 2009, 10:00:58 PM
Offering adivce that is down to you and your genetics is stupid, I can eat what the f*** I want and not go over 10 stone.

10st? Are you a girl?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 18 January 2009, 10:01:00 PM
Yeah, I am. And about as skinny as a twig.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 18 January 2009, 10:02:16 PM
Offering adivce that is down to you and your genetics is stupid, I can eat what the f*** I want and not go over 10 stone.

10st? Are you a girl?

I'm as pretty as one.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: S.S.R. on Sunday 18 January 2009, 10:02:40 PM
Offering adivce that is down to you and your genetics is stupid, I can eat what the f*** I want and not go over 10 stone.

10st? Are you a girl?

I'm as pretty as one.

pm sent.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 18 January 2009, 10:03:15 PM
6ft 7 worth of bones must weight over 10st :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 18 January 2009, 10:07:33 PM
6ft 7 worth of bones must weight over 10st :lol:

I weighed myself last week, and I was 10st 8lbs. Although about a month ago I was 10st 10lbs so I've lost weight, and I haven't even tried. I'm the only person I know who struggles to gain weight ffs. :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 18 January 2009, 10:08:49 PM
6ft 7 worth of bones must weight over 10st :lol:

I weighed myself last week, and I was 10st 8lbs. Although about a month ago I was 10st 10lbs so I've lost weight, and I haven't even tried. I'm the only person I know who struggles to gain weight ffs. :lol:

I'm 6ft 1 and drop weight like anything, dropped down to 7st 2lb last April. 9st 3 at the moment which ain't too bad.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 18 January 2009, 10:09:27 PM
Wanna meet up for a fight? Always wanted to say I have beaten up someone who was nearly a foot taller than me  :laugh:

Only joking, love you really  O0
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Sunday 18 January 2009, 10:15:11 PM
Offering adivce that is down to you and your genetics is stupid, I can eat what the f*** I want and not go over 10 stone.

Aye, keep doing that for the rest of your life, I'm sure you'll still maintain the same metabolism.

The point is that people don't get taught that the body changes the way in which they process foods and so they don't fully understand what they're eating and what it does for them. If you do, congratulations, you're probably in the <30% of the nation that does.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 18 January 2009, 10:19:34 PM
Offering adivce that is down to you and your genetics is stupid, I can eat what the f*** I want and not go over 10 stone.

Aye, keep doing that for the rest of your life, I'm sure you'll still maintain the same metabolism.

The point is that people don't get taught that the body changes the way in which they process foods and so they don't fully understand what they're eating and what it does for them. If you do, congratulations, you're probably in the <30% of the nation that does.

:thup:

I was one of those 'I can eat whatever I like without putting on weight' types for years. Then I noticed I had a gut.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 18 January 2009, 10:22:12 PM

I was one of those 'I can eat whatever I like without putting on weight' types for years. Then I noticed I had a gut.

That's the dream  :weep:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Sunday 18 January 2009, 10:23:13 PM
Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, sunshine is my eyes can make me cry.....
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 18 January 2009, 10:26:12 PM
When I was younger I really wanted to get fat, trust that wish to come true. What happened to shagging Pamela Anderson or winning the lottery!?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Sunday 18 January 2009, 10:30:01 PM
Sunshine almost always.......sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, sunshine in my eyes can make me cry, sunshine on the water looks so lovely, sunshine almost always makes me high, if I had a day that I could give to you, I'd give to you a day just like today.......if I had a song that I could sing for you, I'd sing a song to make you feel this way.......
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: S.S.R. on Sunday 18 January 2009, 10:37:53 PM
Sunshine almost always.......sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, sunshine in my eyes can make me cry, sunshine on the water looks so lovely, sunshine almost always makes me high, if I had a day that I could give to you, I'd give to you a day just like today.......if I had a song that I could sing for you, I'd sing a song to make you feel this way.......

Bit off topic, mind.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Sunday 18 January 2009, 10:49:18 PM
Please, don't hurt me.....ok, yeah, let's wrestle naked on the floor....what do you mean I'm not a man? I f***ing 18 years old......let's get our cocks out........f***ing right on....i've got a hair on my cock area. Where's your's you f***er?  I'm gonna f***ing split your f***ing skinny butt in two boy.  Ok chap, lets do some man-on-man....cum in me gob.....f***ing come on.......f***ing another deranged sunday jack daniels fuelled night.......yeah....started so well......did it? No............you deranged f***ing idiot JJ.......WHERE'S YA LASS jj? Under the floor boards chap.....get tHE coppaz.  He's been on a killin spree. No I've not.....hope the pigs are tapping into this site......i ate her.....proper cut her up......so if I were your woman and you were my man I'd never stop loving you.......
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 18 January 2009, 10:56:02 PM
Please, don't hurt me.....ok, yeah, let's wrestle naked on the floor....what do you mean I'm not a man? I f***ing 18 years old......let's get our cocks out........f***ing right on....i've got a hair on my cock area. Where's your's you f***er?  I'm gonna f***ing split your f***ing skinny butt in two boy.  Ok chap, lets do some man-on-man....cum in me gob.....f***ing come on.......f***ing another deranged sunday jack daniels fuelled night.......yeah....started so well......did it? No............you deranged f***ing idiot JJ.......WHERE'S YA LASS jj? Under the floor boards chap.....get tHE coppaz.  He's been on a killin spree. No I've not.....hope the pigs are tapping into this site......i ate her.....proper cut her up......so if I were your woman and you were my man I'd never stop loving you.......

I'm not often lost for words tbh, but..............   :idiot2:

We ned to stay on this guys' good side methinks!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: oldtype on Sunday 18 January 2009, 11:02:25 PM
I'm sorry, but 6 foot 7 and 7 stone? (Or even 9)

Being that thin is almost as problematic as being obese mate
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 18 January 2009, 11:17:04 PM
I'm sorry, but 6 foot 7 and 7 stone? (Or even 9)

Being that thin is almost as problematic as being obese mate

Where did that come from? Did I slag someone off?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: oldtype on Monday 19 January 2009, 12:34:25 AM
That had absolutely nothing to do with you? :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: lankybellwipe on Monday 19 January 2009, 07:56:14 AM
That had absolutely nothing to do with you? :lol:

Good! I weigh a few pounds more than that thank god!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jill on Monday 19 January 2009, 12:52:54 PM
There's some really good advice in this thread.

I too need to shed a few pounds, as whilst I'm not "fat" yet I'm heading there through a crap diet and lack of exercise.

I'm going to try and make healthier meals and go running in the mornings before work - I used to sometimes and always felt much better through the day, compared to lately where I drag myself out of bed at the last minute and feel really lethargic at work.

Good luck toonlass.  :celb:

There's f*** all on you man. :lol:

Seriously, unless she's become an absolute pie monster since the last time I saw her, Jill is like a f***ing rake!

Aye and when was the last time you saw me ginge? :P

I recall you once estimated my weight at about 13 stone, don't think I'm far off now. :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: LucaAltieri on Monday 19 January 2009, 08:15:21 PM
There's some really good advice in this thread.

I too need to shed a few pounds, as whilst I'm not "fat" yet I'm heading there through a crap diet and lack of exercise.

I'm going to try and make healthier meals and go running in the mornings before work - I used to sometimes and always felt much better through the day, compared to lately where I drag myself out of bed at the last minute and feel really lethargic at work.

Good luck toonlass.  :celb:

There's f*** all on you man. :lol:

Seriously, unless she's become an absolute pie monster since the last time I saw her, Jill is like a f***ing rake!

Aye and when was the last time you saw me ginge? :P

I recall you once estimated my weight at about 13 stone, don't think I'm far off now. :lol:

 :lol: Charmer.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Pilko on Monday 19 January 2009, 09:54:01 PM
I'm sorry, but 6 foot 7 and 7 stone? (Or even 9)

Being that thin is almost as problematic as being obese mate

I weighed myself last week, and I was 10st 8lbs.

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: cp40 on Monday 19 January 2009, 09:57:39 PM
Yeah alright, tossers!  :shifty: :laugh:

Hang on, aren't you about 6ft 7 Pilko?


pilko, man, get a new tape measure, i sood next to you at the football, you were never 6 inches taller than me, but yeah,..4 stone lighter possibly.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Monday 19 January 2009, 10:01:39 PM
I can't say for sure, but I've lost around 7lbs by simply walking on the incline machine each day for an hour and a half, four days a week, over the period of... erm, two months.

I'm going at a snail's pace but since I don't have that much of weight to lose anyways (once I've lost 20lbs I'll have achieved my goal), I'm not worried about how long it takes, as long as it comes off.

If you burn close to 500 calories per session and watch what you eat (yes, they both must go hand-in-hand), it's really a game.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 19 January 2009, 10:12:06 PM
Am doing grand. Eating sensibly, made a lush bolognese from scratch with lean mince (am checking out Quorn mince when I go shopping) and a small portion of pasta tonight. Walked the long way to the bairns school today. Have been drinking loads of water. Am going to weigh myself at my mam's tomorrow when I go. Am dead proud of myself tbh.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Monday 19 January 2009, 10:15:03 PM
Good stuff, well done. :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 19 January 2009, 10:21:54 PM
Am doing grand. Eating sensibly, made a lush bolognese from scratch with lean mince (am checking out Quorn mince when I go shopping) and a small portion of pasta tonight. Walked the long way to the bairns school today. Have been drinking loads of water. Am going to weigh myself at my mam's tomorrow when I go. Am dead proud of myself tbh.

Well done, have to say though don't worry about what the scales say tomorrow it will take time.

Keep it up chick :) :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 19 January 2009, 10:30:14 PM
Cheers. Anyone who has had Quorn, what's it like? Am thinking of blind testing it on the bairns, so that I can ask them if they liked tea before letting them know it wasn't meat, lol. Bloody little sods keep knicking the salad stuff from the fridge, tomatoes disappearing like no-one's business. Still better than shoving ket down their throats I guess.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Gash? on Monday 19 January 2009, 10:32:38 PM
The sausage is awful, the chicken dipper style things are good as is the mince in a chilli/spag bol or whatever.
The bacon style things are alrate too
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 19 January 2009, 10:35:55 PM
The sausage is awful, the chicken dipper style things are good as is the mince in a chilli/spag bol or whatever.
The bacon style things are alrate too

Fantastic, that is exactly what I want it for. Don't buy sausage or chicken dippers tbh. Think they are like the sunderland of meat products.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Nobody on Monday 19 January 2009, 10:37:12 PM
Well done lass, keep it up! :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Monday 19 January 2009, 11:07:20 PM
When I was at home (my Mum and Sis are vegetarians), I used to love the Linda McCartney 'mince' and onion pies. Try those.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Monday 19 January 2009, 11:27:41 PM
Aye, nowt wrong with Quorn mince...most people can't taste the difference tbh
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Greg on Tuesday 20 January 2009, 12:35:30 AM
(http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/detail/328886b.jpg)

Is nicer than Quorn mince imo.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jill on Tuesday 20 January 2009, 08:58:05 AM
Wor lad's a vegetarian so we eat a lot of Quorn, I find it really dry so tend to avoid the escalopes, sausages etc but use the mince and 'chicken' pieces in sauces and they're pretty nice, soak the liquid up quickly though.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Tuesday 20 January 2009, 12:49:26 PM
Toonlass, don't weigh yourself, that's where diets and good eating are undone!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 20 January 2009, 12:58:14 PM
another thing i do is whenever i want to eat but know i shouldnt, i have a polo mint. for some reason, i totally forget about eating....maybe cos i dont want to ruin my new minty fresh breath!!!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Tuesday 20 January 2009, 12:58:37 PM
One other McKenna tip that seems useful. Don't feel forced to finish your plate. If you start feeling full, don't eat more! If there's a lot of it left, and the food keeps, then store it for a meal the following day by all means.

Imo, you've got control over what you're eating when you do this.

[/mckenna]
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Tuesday 20 January 2009, 02:03:21 PM
Alternatively, have a glass of water/squash before eating.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Tuesday 20 January 2009, 03:30:56 PM
Don't have any juice/squash, loaded with sugar, and the sugar free ones are invariably full of aspartame, which is worse than sugar really.

If you really must have any, get a good quality one with something like raw cane sugar in. If one thing you do totally cut out of your life, let it be ''pop''. If possible take the lot out and replace it with just water. Or if you really can't do it, make one glass of juice a day your treat.

If anything drinking before you eat will make you full, and you'll still be hungry, therefore forcing yourself to fill your stomach even more so next time, or trying to manage hovelling all of your food down. Leave it til after!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: S.S.R. on Tuesday 20 January 2009, 08:25:29 PM
What's so bad about aspartame?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Wednesday 21 January 2009, 02:51:11 AM
It's linked to all sorts of stuff, cancers etc. Nothing proven 100%, and i know ''everythings bad nowadays'' bla bla, but it just can't be good.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Wednesday 21 January 2009, 07:04:18 AM
you do have to drink the equivalent of 16-20 cans of sugar-free drinks every day to exceed the 'safety guidelines'
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Wednesday 21 January 2009, 07:05:00 AM
oh, and its been in use since 1970s
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Wednesday 21 January 2009, 02:16:35 PM
you do have to drink the equivalent of 16-20 cans of sugar-free drinks every day to exceed the 'safety guidelines'

And you think some fatties don't do that? Some go through 4 litre bottles and what have you.

Cigarettes have been in use how long? What the hell has that got to do with anything.

It can't be good for you, it's got no benefit wether it's adverse or not.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Wednesday 21 January 2009, 02:27:53 PM
you do have to drink the equivalent of 16-20 cans of sugar-free drinks every day to exceed the 'safety guidelines'

And you think some fatties don't do that? Some go through 4 litre bottles and what have you.

Cigarettes have been in use how long? What the hell has that got to do with anything.

It can't be good for you, it's got no benefit wether it's adverse or not.

I don't drink very much pop ever, and never the full fat stuff as its too sweet. Have the odd can/500ml bottle of diet coke now and again (say 1-2 times a month).
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Lotus on Wednesday 21 January 2009, 03:04:57 PM
When i used to have to lose weight (for sport), apart from exercise i did 2 things that always worked. I calorie counted. It's boring working it out at first but when you've done it for a week it's easier because i tended to repeat most meals (especially if i knew how many calories it contained). That worked great because if i wanted to have some biscuits with tea, i'd know just how many before i went over my limit.
2nd thing was having fruit/veg juices or smoothies instead of some dinners. Put protein powder in or nuts, yoghurt, some frozen fruit that you've thawed (like berries - can buy in any supermarket) and maybe some veg juice that you do yourself at home.
Weight just dropped off. I'm well aware that the execrice was a massive benefit but the diet change worked for me when i wasn't training too.
Once you see some small results you start believing in what you're doing and it gets easier and easier.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Wednesday 21 January 2009, 04:42:13 PM
When i used to have to lose weight (for sport), apart from exercise i did 2 things that always worked. I calorie counted. It's boring working it out at first but when you've done it for a week it's easier because i tended to repeat most meals (especially if i knew how many calories it contained). That worked great because if i wanted to have some biscuits with tea, i'd know just how many before i went over my limit.
2nd thing was having fruit/veg juices or smoothies instead of some dinners. Put protein powder in or nuts, yoghurt, some frozen fruit that you've thawed (like berries - can buy in any supermarket) and maybe some veg juice that you do yourself at home.
Weight just dropped off. I'm well aware that the execrice was a massive benefit but the diet change worked for me when i wasn't training too.
Once you see some small results you start believing in what you're doing and it gets easier and easier.

If you start counting calories, the fat starts to come right off.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Wednesday 21 January 2009, 05:45:38 PM
you do have to drink the equivalent of 16-20 cans of sugar-free drinks every day to exceed the 'safety guidelines'

And you think some fatties don't do that? Some go through 4 litre bottles and what have you.

Cigarettes have been in use how long? What the hell has that got to do with anything.

It can't be good for you, it's got no benefit wether it's adverse or not.

Quite simply, there's a bunch of epidemiological evidence and animal studies that demonstrate it does no harm. And there's plenty of benefit to something which replaces a substance which has been conclusively demonstrated to cause type 2 diabetes and all of the many subsequent health complications resulting from that. It has also been demonstrated to be effective in weight loss (bla bla bla).

Even if there are dangers (and there are in a very small subset of people whose body can't deal with phenylalanine, one of the amino acids which makes up the aspartame molecule), they only have to be less than those of glucose to make it an acceptable substitute. Obviously it's better if people drink plain water, but realistically it has to be recognised that people don't change their lives in ways like this, so aspartame and other artificial sweeteners have some place.

Just because some airy-fairy history graduate writes in the lifestyle section of the Independent that it's harmful doesn't mean it is.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 27 January 2009, 11:10:09 PM
There's a Body Sculpture exercise bike on offer in-store at Asda for £25. Get one. :thup:

Someone on HUKD even says they got one this lunchtime for £12!

(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/1040/b000vpozuk01sx246sclzzzdw0.jpg)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Wednesday 28 January 2009, 12:16:49 PM
There's a Body Sculpture exercise bike on offer in-store at Asda for £25. Get one. :thup:

Someone on HUKD even says they got one this lunchtime for £12!

(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/1040/b000vpozuk01sx246sclzzzdw0.jpg)

Cheers
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Wednesday 28 January 2009, 01:59:18 PM
You'll have legs like Lance Armstrong in no time!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Clay on Wednesday 28 January 2009, 02:56:52 PM
Just been out for a long walk along the bike track.. lush and sunny and helped work up a sweat, liking this exercise lark already :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Thursday 29 January 2009, 12:07:10 AM
You'll have legs like Lance Armstrong in no time!


Only if you take the right drugs
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 29 January 2009, 09:18:47 PM
Got some Conjugated linoleic acid delivered today, will let you know how I get one with those.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 30 January 2009, 06:15:50 PM
Got some Conjugated linoleic acid delivered today, will let you know how I get one with those.

How you get one...what? Stiffy?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 30 January 2009, 08:29:17 PM
I am special needs.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Saturday 31 January 2009, 12:16:52 AM
How you been getting on with this Toonlass? Sticking to it?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Saturday 31 January 2009, 01:32:40 AM
Who was the tool that drank about six protein shakes a day ?   :laugh: Thought i remembered reading it in this thread, must have been another similair one.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 31 January 2009, 01:56:38 AM
Who was the tool that drank about six protein shakes a day ?   :laugh: Thought i remembered reading it in this thread, must have been another similair one.

that was in the new year thread from last year which got bumped up.

Btw I have gone a whole week without fizzy pop, crisps, chocolate, pizza, chips etc. Really proud of myself.  :sadnod:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Sunday 1 February 2009, 01:39:17 AM
Who was the tool that drank about six protein shakes a day ?   :laugh: Thought i remembered reading it in this thread, must have been another similair one.

that was in the new year thread from last year which got bumped up.

Btw I have gone a whole week without fizzy pop, crisps, chocolate, pizza, chips etc. Really proud of myself.  :sadnod:

Nice one.  :thup: Keep at it and you'll see the rewards.

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 1 February 2009, 01:49:16 AM
Who was the tool that drank about six protein shakes a day ?   :laugh: Thought i remembered reading it in this thread, must have been another similair one.

that was in the new year thread from last year which got bumped up.

Btw I have gone a whole week without fizzy pop, crisps, chocolate, pizza, chips etc. Really proud of myself.  :sadnod:

Nice one.  :thup: Keep at it and you'll see the rewards.



Stating to exercixe a bit more, good for the depression. See how it goes.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: optimistic nit on Monday 2 February 2009, 06:10:00 PM
If you can get to the gym I would try. Some people don't enjoy it when they are there but I think the vast majority feel absolutely over the moon afterwards.

got to say i used to think it would be really boring but i'm trying to do an hour a day most days now, its not that bad. nothing life shattering, but i played football for the first time in a good few months a week back and was f***ed after about 30 seconds. so i've quit smoking until march the 1st and i'm going to try and make the gym most days.

definately has a feel good factor as well.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Monday 2 February 2009, 09:19:31 PM
I feel s*** when I miss a gym session, like today. I do a half-hearted home workout but I just can't get into it.

f***ing snow-in.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Monday 2 February 2009, 10:22:17 PM
If you can get to the gym I would try. Some people don't enjoy it when they are there but I think the vast majority feel absolutely over the moon afterwards.

got to say i used to think it would be really boring but i'm trying to do an hour a day most days now, its not that bad. nothing life shattering, but i played football for the first time in a good few months a week back and was f***ed after about 30 seconds. so i've quit smoking until march the 1st and i'm going to try and make the gym most days.

definately has a feel good factor as well.

Without sounding patronising, if you can go till March 1st without a cigarette, surely you can go longer?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 7 February 2009, 09:33:58 AM
Got some Conjugated linoleic acid delivered today, will let you know how I get on with those.

I have lost about 2-3 pounds. Pretty good considering I have only been able to go up the gym once this week and I have eaten a lot worse than I usually do.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Gent on Saturday 7 February 2009, 09:42:04 AM
I've not read through all of this thread, so you may already have enough advice on the weight loss front. However, if that's not the case, feel free to PM me. Awhile ago I gave a few pointers to a few people on here on the same topic. I'm not sure how it worked for them mind.

I've lost a combined 14 stone now though, it's a whole person! ;-) Went from 28 stone 8lbs to what I am now, 14 stone 6lbs.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Saturday 7 February 2009, 12:45:57 PM
I've not read through all of this thread, so you may already have enough advice on the weight loss front. However, if that's not the case, feel free to PM me. Awhile ago I gave a few pointers to a few people on here on the same topic. I'm not sure how it worked for them mind.

I've lost a combined 14 stone now though, it's a whole person! ;-) Went from 28 stone 8lbs to what I am now, 14 stone 6lbs.

:kasper:

Very impressive pal, nice one!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Saturday 7 February 2009, 12:55:53 PM
Got some Conjugated linoleic acid delivered today, will let you know how I get on with those.

I have lost about 2-3 pounds. Pretty good considering I have only been able to go up the gym once this week and I have eaten a lot worse than I usually do.

I've recently started a cycle of Acetyl L-Carnitine & Creatine Monohydrate. I've used creatine before but this is my first time with carnitine. It gives a good energy buzz which really helps me power through my interval training, tastes absolutely awful though.

I did a cycle of CLA about a year ago. Really good stuff if you put the hours in. Do 3 HIIT sessions a week and the spare love handles will melt off you.


Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 7 February 2009, 05:36:27 PM
I've not read through all of this thread, so you may already have enough advice on the weight loss front. However, if that's not the case, feel free to PM me. Awhile ago I gave a few pointers to a few people on here on the same topic. I'm not sure how it worked for them mind.

I've lost a combined 14 stone now though, it's a whole person! ;-) Went from 28 stone 8lbs to what I am now, 14 stone 6lbs.

That is brilliant! Well done you
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Sunday 8 February 2009, 12:37:09 PM
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who is backing me. It really is appreciated. And Jamie, the pms calling me a fat c*** motivate me just as much, special thanks to you mate.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 8 February 2009, 12:50:24 PM
I have lost at least 5kg in one month. And that simply by sticking to a vegetarian diet. No exercise at all (well no time and no will power).

Even though you may think global warming is bollocks, that animals should live cruelly die at your will for your taste buds bla bla bla, Vegetarianism is really the best and most healthy diet for one to slim down.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Wullie on Sunday 8 February 2009, 02:23:45 PM
I have lost at least 5kg in one month. And that simply by sticking to a vegetarian diet. No exercise at all (well no time and no will power).

Even though you may think global warming is bollocks, that animals should live cruelly die at your will for your taste buds bla bla bla, Vegetarianism is really the best and most healthy diet for one to slim down.

How did you put the weight on in the first place?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 8 February 2009, 03:20:10 PM
I have lost at least 5kg in one month. And that simply by sticking to a vegetarian diet. No exercise at all (well no time and no will power).

Even though you may think global warming is bollocks, that animals should live cruelly die at your will for your taste buds bla bla bla, Vegetarianism is really the best and most healthy diet for one to slim down.

That doesn't sound the slightest bit healthy or sustainable.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Sunday 8 February 2009, 03:39:54 PM
I have lost at least 5kg in one month. And that simply by sticking to a vegetarian diet. No exercise at all (well no time and no will power).

Even though you may think global warming is bollocks, that animals should live cruelly die at your will for your taste buds bla bla bla, Vegetarianism is really the best and most healthy diet for one to slim down.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 8 February 2009, 03:41:34 PM
How did you put the weight on in the first place?

Bad diet.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 8 February 2009, 03:47:16 PM
That doesn't sound the slightest bit healthy or sustainable.

It is not sustainable, no. There is only so much excess fat in my body to rid. Once it is rid the weight stays more or less constant.

It is healthy. Very healthy. Never felt so refresh for a long time, never felt so energetive for a long time. Work overtime constantly, deprived of sleeps constantly, yet it took significantly longer to fall ill (compared to before).

Vegetarian diet is fantastic - healthy, ethical, environmental friendly, not costly :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 8 February 2009, 03:48:43 PM
I will stick with meat cheers :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 8 February 2009, 03:56:00 PM
Well if you have total contempt to the environment, if you think your taste buds justify the sufferings of animals, if you have conscience as such - I cannot do anything.

However unfortunate, it is your personal choice.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:02:24 PM
Well if you have total contempt to the environment, if you think your taste buds justify the sufferings of animals, if you have conscience as such - I cannot do anything.

However unfortunate, it is your personal choice.

Without doubt :thup:

*Puts the chicken in the oven*
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:06:26 PM
Well if you have total contempt to the environment, if you think your taste buds justify the sufferings of animals, if you have conscience as such - I cannot do anything.

However unfortunate, it is your personal choice.

Well that's one side to it, but on another side there's so much that meat provides that you can't get from other sources, such as creatine. I suppose you could take equivalent supplements though.

Out of interest do you eat eggs? Off the top of my head that's the only true source of protein you can really have, since it's mostly found in meats such as beef and chicken.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Wullie on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:07:49 PM
How did you put the weight on in the first place?

Bad diet.

Bad vegetarian diet?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Clay on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:08:23 PM
Vegetarians have to be the most annoying people in the world for me.

Always laying on the guilt trip for eating something which has been a part of our diet for thousands and thousands of years..

If you don't like eating meat, that's fine.. but don't tell the rest of us that eating meat is unethical.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:08:55 PM
Well if you have total contempt to the environment, if you think your taste buds justify the sufferings of animals, if you have conscience as such - I cannot do anything.

However unfortunate, it is your personal choice.

Well that's one side to it, but on another side there's so much that meat provides that you can't get from other sources, such as creatine. I suppose you could take equivalent supplements though.

Out of interest do you eat eggs? Off the top of my head that's the only true source of protein you can really have, since it's mostly found in meats such as beef and chicken.

Quorn is a good source of protein, doesn't taste nearly as good as real meat though.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:09:46 PM
Vegetarians have to be the most annoying people in the world for me.

Always laying on the guilt trip for eating something which has been a part of our diet for thousands and thousands of years..

If you don't like eating meat, that's fine.. but don't tell the rest of us that eating meat is unethical.

Exactly, what about the poor plants?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Clay on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:12:03 PM
As Lee Hurst once said.

Vegetarians think our foods unhealthy when our food s***s and pisses on theirs.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:18:37 PM
How did you put the weight on in the first place?

Bad diet.

Bad vegetarian diet?
Chocolate covered strawberries?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ketsbaia on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:22:16 PM
That doesn't sound the slightest bit healthy or sustainable.

It is not sustainable, no. There is only so much excess fat in my body to rid. Once it is rid the weight stays more or less constant.

It is healthy. Very healthy. Never felt so refresh for a long time, never felt so energetive for a long time. Work overtime constantly, deprived of sleeps constantly, yet it took significantly longer to fall ill (compared to before).

Vegetarian diet is fantastic - healthy, ethical, environmental friendly, not costly :thup:

Whats in this vegetarian diet? Simply no meat, or is there more to it?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:22:44 PM
Well that's one side to it, but on another side there's so much that meat provides that you can't get from other sources, such as creatine. I suppose you could take equivalent supplements though.

Out of interest do you eat eggs? Off the top of my head that's the only true source of protein you can really have, since it's mostly found in meats such as beef and chicken.

1. I don't need much creatine. I am not an athlete, nor I do gym. Anyway, there are arguements against the apparent benefit of creatine
http://www.ivu.org/faq/nutrition.html
http://www.cycle-smart.com/coaching/articles/veg_athlete_3.html

2. I do take vegan supplements because like most people living in a modern life, time is scarce and to be honest my normal vegetarian diet helps cutting down unhealthy rubbish intake more than supplying nutrients.

3. I don't eat eggs or drink animal milks. But I drink Soya milks and eat plenty of beans. And I am not a 100% strict vegetarians. If I am persisitently offered animal product food, or if I am out eating in groups (food share), I do eat meats and eggs etc. So I guess these occasional consumption supplements whatever mythical nutrients that could not be found in a vegetarian diet. By the way, soy protein is a complete protein. So it is wrong to say that one cannot obtain complete protein from a vegetarian diet.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:23:18 PM
Bad vegetarian diet?

No, meat diet.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:25:33 PM
Vegetarians have to be the most annoying people in the world for me.

Always laying on the guilt trip for eating something which has been a part of our diet for thousands and thousands of years..

If you don't like eating meat, that's fine.. but don't tell the rest of us that eating meat is unethical.

As a matter of fact - most form of modern meat eating is unethcial. There exist people like Gejon / Cajun who is happy with this unethical practise. I guess you are one of them too. If so why are you offended ? It is only because you know you are guilty, and you don't like to confess guilt, that you feel offended being reminded of a fact.

And no, I don't go around preaching vegetarianism. I first mentioned vegetarianism as my opinion as the best way to lose weight. Then propped by other meat eaters only I elaborate more.

So - if you want to blame anyone, blame the meat eaters here. Wake up from your own delusion please.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Clay on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:27:37 PM
:lol: Oh aye, i'm overcome with guilt when i'm tucking into a bacon and brown sauce butty on a Sunday morning.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:27:59 PM
Well that's one side to it, but on another side there's so much that meat provides that you can't get from other sources, such as creatine. I suppose you could take equivalent supplements though.

Out of interest do you eat eggs? Off the top of my head that's the only true source of protein you can really have, since it's mostly found in meats such as beef and chicken.

1. I don't need much creatine. I am not an athlete, nor I do gym. Anyway, there are arguements against the apparent benefit of creatine
http://www.ivu.org/faq/nutrition.html
http://www.cycle-smart.com/coaching/articles/veg_athlete_3.html

2. I do take vegan supplements because like most people living in a modern life, time is scarce and to be honest my normal vegetarian diet helps cutting down unhealthy rubbish intake more than supplying nutrients.

3. I don't eat eggs or drink animal milks. But I drink Soya milks and eat plenty of beans. And I am not a 100% strict vegetarians. If I am persisitently offered animal product food, or if I am out eating in groups (food share), I do eat meats and eggs etc. So I guess these occasional consumption supplements whatever mythical nutrients that could not be found in a vegetarian diet. By the way, soy protein is a complete protein. So it is wrong to say that one cannot obtain complete protein from a vegetarian diet.

So are you a vegetarian because you are opposed to the treatment of animals for our foodstuffs? Or is it a purely health thing?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:28:59 PM
Exactly, what about the poor plants?

If you can show to me plants suffer, plants have nerves etc - then I am more than willing to revise my opinion.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:30:21 PM
So are you a vegetarian because you are opposed to the treatment of animals for our foodstuffs? Or is it a purely health thing?

Treatment of animals and environmental reasons. Health is an obvious side benefit that I am reaping. I have bad sleeping habits, I don't excercise - health is not the priority in my life although it really should.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:31:27 PM
Exactly, what about the poor plants?

If you can show to me plants suffer, plants have nerves etc - then I am more than willing to revise my opinion.

Do scallops feel pain?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:33:50 PM
Whats in this vegetarian diet? Simply no meat, or is there more to it?

I try to avoid animal products, but I don't go the extent to avoid all. I am not a 100% vegetarian, I still occasionally consume meat / egg / cow milk. I drink beers, I drink wines, I occasionally eat ice creams, I occasionally eat cakes / biscuits, when I am out travelling (Turkey and Portugal lately), I consume meat because it is rather inconvenient personally to stick to vegetarianisms, ie I am a 75% vegetarian if you get what I mean.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:36:20 PM
Well that's one side to it, but on another side there's so much that meat provides that you can't get from other sources, such as creatine. I suppose you could take equivalent supplements though.

Out of interest do you eat eggs? Off the top of my head that's the only true source of protein you can really have, since it's mostly found in meats such as beef and chicken.

1. I don't need much creatine. I am not an athlete, nor I do gym. Anyway, there are arguements against the apparent benefit of creatine
http://www.ivu.org/faq/nutrition.html
http://www.cycle-smart.com/coaching/articles/veg_athlete_3.html

2. I do take vegan supplements because like most people living in a modern life, time is scarce and to be honest my normal vegetarian diet helps cutting down unhealthy rubbish intake more than supplying nutrients.

3. I don't eat eggs or drink animal milks. But I drink Soya milks and eat plenty of beans. And I am not a 100% strict vegetarians. If I am persisitently offered animal product food, or if I am out eating in groups (food share), I do eat meats and eggs etc. So I guess these occasional consumption supplements whatever mythical nutrients that could not be found in a vegetarian diet. By the way, soy protein is a complete protein. So it is wrong to say that one cannot obtain complete protein from a vegetarian diet.

Well creatine was just an example but I gave them articles a read. Interesting stuff there. As you probably know creatine supplementation basically drowns the body beyond natural amounts which can benefit athletes but the average bloke doesn't really need 5g extra a day. I was just curious as to my knowledge only meats contain that particular chemical, or at least encourage the body to create more.

Aye, soy protein is good stuff, I recently finished off some soy protein which I just mixed with some milk. I don't think  said that protein could be scarce on a veggie diet.. but to be honest I am pretty curious as I rely on whey powders, lots of fish and chicken for my protein with the occasional batch of eggs for breakfast.

Enjoyed reading those articles though, always like to learn something new.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 8 February 2009, 04:36:31 PM
Do scallops feel pain?

I don't know Chrissy.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 8 February 2009, 05:40:36 PM
Sometimes I do think "why do we..." when I see all those lumps of meat lying around in the butchers', but as far as I'm concerned, if a pig dies to make bacon sandwiches then thats a f***ing good enough reason for me. :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 8 February 2009, 09:03:12 PM
Whats in this vegetarian diet? Simply no meat, or is there more to it?

I try to avoid animal products, but I don't go the extent to avoid all. I am not a 100% vegetarian, I still occasionally consume meat / egg / cow milk. I drink beers, I drink wines, I occasionally eat ice creams, I occasionally eat cakes / biscuits, when I am out travelling (Turkey and Portugal lately), I consume meat because it is rather inconvenient personally to stick to vegetarianisms, ie I am a 75% vegetarian if you get what I mean.

f***ing hypocrite :lol: so you lecture everyone else on their disgraceful ethics even though you still eat meat because sometimes its not convient for you to try and avoid it?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 8 February 2009, 09:09:06 PM
f***ing hypocrite :lol: so you lecture everyone else on their disgraceful ethics even though you still eat meat because sometimes its not convient for you to try and avoid it?

Indeed Cajun. I am no saint, and I regret I don't have the mental strength to live a full vegan life. It does not make my lectures void though !

And at the very least I try to be good and indeed I am better most of the people - if this is any consolation.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 8 February 2009, 09:11:51 PM
Well if you have total contempt to the environment, if you think your taste buds justify the sufferings of animals, if you have conscience as such - I cannot do anything.

However unfortunate, it is your personal choice.

I just find it highly amusing the way you have gone on in this thread, especially the above post then it turns out you eat meat fairly often anyway :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: midds on Sunday 8 February 2009, 09:16:43 PM
A vegetarian who eats meat from time to time...

I've heard it all now.  :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Sunday 8 February 2009, 09:25:11 PM
To be fair, I've heard GeJon occasionally eats vegetables so who's the real hypocrite?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 8 February 2009, 09:26:40 PM
I just find it highly amusing the way you have gone on in this thread, especially the above post then it turns out you eat meat fairly often anyway :lol:

No I don't eat meat fairly often. I have 20 days holiday a year - if I go abroad I eat meat.

Since December 2008 I have had 4 weeks holiday. I can remember I went out to a group dinner, a group breakfast. I ate meat in both situations. Otherwise I have sticked to my vegetarian diet. Let's say 2 meals in each month I consume meat. Is this often ?

Again - if you refuse to classify me as vegetarian due to my strays - I happily accept that.

It does NOT change the message at all. I am sure you know it. But being true to yourself, a post without targetting the messenger is not something GeJon will write !
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 8 February 2009, 09:31:49 PM
I just find it highly amusing the way you have gone on in this thread, especially the above post then it turns out you eat meat fairly often anyway :lol:

No I don't eat meat fairly often. I have 20 days holiday a year - if I go abroad I eat meat.

Since December 2008 I have had 4 weeks holiday. I can remember I went out to a group dinner, a group breakfast. I ate meat in both situations. Otherwise I have sticked to my vegetarian diet. Let's say 2 meals in each month I consume meat. Is this often ?

Again - if you refuse to classify me as vegetarian due to my strays - I happily accept that.

It does NOT change the message at all. I am sure you know it. But being true to yourself, a post without targetting the messenger is not something GeJon will write !

YOU said you were 75% vegetarian, this would suggest you eat meat nearly twice a week not twice a month.

Why do you eat meat when you are on holiday? I am pretty sure you could get a salad fairly easily.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 8 February 2009, 09:38:49 PM
YOU said you were 75% vegetarian, this would suggest you eat meat nearly twice a week not twice a month.

Why do you eat meat when you are on holiday? I am pretty sure you could get a salad fairly easily.

Say take my travelling into account, and take the occasional meating into account - I estimated that I am a 75% vegetarian. I maybe 69.345% vegetarian, I maybe 78.543% vegetarian. The 75% is a convenient estimate.

No you maybe astonished but it is not easy to get a true vegetarian salad easily, unless you look really hard enough. A lot of salads consist of meats. A lot of vege dishes are cooked in meat broth / stock.

But these are really not the reasons I eat meat in my holidays, after all I can always eat fruits. And you find fruits everywhere you go.

I cannot resist all these exotic food. Sometimes I give into my guilts :(
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 8 February 2009, 09:40:25 PM
YOU said you were 75% vegetarian, this would suggest you eat meat nearly twice a week not twice a month.

Why do you eat meat when you are on holiday? I am pretty sure you could get a salad fairly easily.

Say take my travelling into account, and take the occasional meating into account - I estimated that I am a 75% vegetarian. I maybe 69.345% vegetarian, I maybe 78.543% vegetarian. The 75% is a convenient estimate.

No you maybe astonished but it is not easy to get a true vegetarian salad easily, unless you look really hard enough. A lot of salads consist of meats. A lot of vege dishes are cooked in meat broth / stock.

But these are really not the reasons I eat meat in my holidays, after all I can always eat fruits. And you find fruits everywhere you go.

I cannot resist all these exotic food. Sometimes I give into my guilts :(

You love meat soo much  :colo:

Murderer!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: ross magoo on Monday 9 February 2009, 12:55:50 AM
Eat less and move more.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Monday 9 February 2009, 07:31:30 PM
I have lost at least 5kg in one month. And that simply by sticking to a vegetarian diet. No exercise at all (well no time and no will power).

Even though you may think global warming is bollocks, that animals should live cruelly die at your will for your taste buds bla bla bla, Vegetarianism is really the best and most healthy diet for one to slim down.

I still don't see what you get out of mocking people for choosing to take control of their diet and trying to better themselves, are you really that insecure?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mike on Monday 9 February 2009, 07:31:58 PM
Vegetarians have to be the most annoying people in the world for me.

Always laying on the guilt trip for eating something which has been a part of our diet for thousands and thousands of years..

If you don't like eating meat, that's fine.. but don't tell the rest of us that eating meat is unethical.

Exactly, what about the poor plants?

Can't hear the plant scream, so it's all good.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: thomas on Monday 9 February 2009, 07:35:43 PM
But I have all these canines and incisors and bicuspids.  Whatever will they do if they don't get to tear into a delicious medium rare 12 oz bacon wrapped filet mignon? 

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: anaxerxes on Monday 9 February 2009, 08:09:33 PM
http://www.weebls-stuff.com/wab/hams/
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Monday 9 February 2009, 08:46:15 PM
YOU said you were 75% vegetarian, this would suggest you eat meat nearly twice a week not twice a month.

Why do you eat meat when you are on holiday? I am pretty sure you could get a salad fairly easily.

Say take my travelling into account, and take the occasional meating into account - I estimated that I am a 75% vegetarian. I maybe 69.345% vegetarian, I maybe 78.543% vegetarian. The 75% is a convenient estimate.

No you maybe astonished but it is not easy to get a true vegetarian salad easily, unless you look really hard enough. A lot of salads consist of meats. A lot of vege dishes are cooked in meat broth / stock.

But these are really not the reasons I eat meat in my holidays, after all I can always eat fruits. And you find fruits everywhere you go.

I cannot resist all these exotic food. Sometimes I give into my guilts :(

Do you still pretend you're English?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: NE5 on Monday 9 February 2009, 08:55:18 PM
I have lost at least 5kg in one month. And that simply by sticking to a vegetarian diet. No exercise at all (well no time and no will power).

Even though you may think global warming is bollocks, that animals should live cruelly die at your will for your taste buds bla bla bla, Vegetarianism is really the best and most healthy diet for one to slim down.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Monday 9 February 2009, 08:58:55 PM
Anyone got any healthy suggestions for dinner? I fancied Chicken in Peppers on the George Foreman grill but would like to add a bit more.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: NE5 on Monday 9 February 2009, 09:05:47 PM
I've not read through all of this thread, so you may already have enough advice on the weight loss front. However, if that's not the case, feel free to PM me. Awhile ago I gave a few pointers to a few people on here on the same topic. I'm not sure how it worked for them mind.

I've lost a combined 14 stone now though, it's a whole person! ;-) Went from 28 stone 8lbs to what I am now, 14 stone 6lbs.

thats one of the best weight reductions I've ever heard of, well done.

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Monday 9 February 2009, 09:10:27 PM
Anyone got any healthy suggestions for dinner? I fancied Chicken in Peppers on the George Foreman grill but would like to add a bit more.

Room service Cheesburger and chps for me.

Did 90 mins in the gym to compensate though
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: GG on Monday 9 February 2009, 09:14:16 PM
I'm vegetarian, always have been, but I've noticed that I'm forming a small belly. Stick that in your vegetarian diet s***, Delima. (I think it's because I haven't done anything other than play Badminton every other week or so since the end of last Summer.  :lol: I think I might start going to the school gym again, seeing as I'm nicely on top of my workload at the moment.  :aww:)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: HTT on Monday 9 February 2009, 09:31:48 PM
For Delima's posts, I'm gonna kill a cow. Not to eat or sell on to Macdonalds, but out of spite. Then I'm going to have a bacon sarnie as I'll probably be hungry after all that.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Monday 9 February 2009, 09:36:14 PM
For Delima's posts, I'm gonna kill a cow. Not to eat or sell on to Macdonalds, but out of spite. Then I'm going to have a bacon sarnie as I'll probably be hungry after all that.

Kill a pig as well, in for a penny and all that.

And hell, it'll be organic
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Saturday 14 February 2009, 05:24:19 PM
I still don't see what you get out of mocking people for choosing to take control of their diet and trying to better themselves, are you really that insecure?

Are you inherently biased ? I have suggested a way to lose weight, I have stated facts about meat consumptions. I have not mocked anyone, and yet you remain oblivion to all other sarcastics comments by meat eaters.

Is that you ? To quote you - maybe you are extrememly insecure about yourself ?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Saturday 14 February 2009, 05:24:58 PM
Do you still pretend you're English?

? ? ?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Saturday 14 February 2009, 05:26:44 PM
I'm vegetarian, always have been, but I've noticed that I'm forming a small belly. Stick that in your vegetarian diet s***, Delima. (I think it's because I haven't done anything other than play Badminton every other week or so since the end of last Summer.  :lol: I think I might start going to the school gym again, seeing as I'm nicely on top of my workload at the moment.  :aww:)

Perhaps - with your eating habits and physiology - instead of having a small belly, you will be as fat as Gejon if you are a meat eater !
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dinho lad on Saturday 14 February 2009, 05:30:50 PM
Quote
I have lost at least 5kg in one month. And that simply by sticking to a vegetarian diet. No exercise at all (well no time and no will power).

:lol:

you post some s***, mate! ;D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 14 February 2009, 05:32:55 PM
Just had chicken sarnie in a brown seed bun, love it.

Anyone tried that Slim Fast someone suggested it as good way to lose weight quickly. I was explaining to Pilko my problem was more what I ate than how much.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Saturday 14 February 2009, 05:34:48 PM
:lol:

you post some s***, mate! ;D
Please elaboraate ?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 14 February 2009, 07:24:19 PM
Lovely stir fry with chicken and a sczechuen(sp) sauce which only had about 95 cals and 0.7 grams of saturated fat in it. Really really really tasty.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Saturday 14 February 2009, 07:29:45 PM
Lovely stir fry with chicken and a sczechuen(sp) sauce which only had about 95 cals and 0.7 grams of saturated fat in it. Really really really tasty.

:thup:

Stir frys are quality. We get the Blue Dragon spicy szechuan tomato sachets. Cook with chicken/pork, baby sweetcorn, mange tout, green chili, carrot and some straight-to-wok noodles. Yum.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 14 February 2009, 11:16:15 PM
I'm vegetarian, always have been, but I've noticed that I'm forming a small belly. Stick that in your vegetarian diet s***, Delima. (I think it's because I haven't done anything other than play Badminton every other week or so since the end of last Summer.  :lol: I think I might start going to the school gym again, seeing as I'm nicely on top of my workload at the moment.  :aww:)

Perhaps - with your eating habits and physiology - instead of having a small belly, you will be as fat as Gejon if you are a meat eater !

Post a pic of yourself, I will post a pic of me (and I am still just over a stone off my target weight) and we can let everyone else decide who is in better shape....

Btw this isn't good shape ;)

(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/9330/111rj2.png) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Saturday 14 February 2009, 11:47:46 PM
I would imagine physiologically wise, I am abit like Golden Glory - I have a little belly. It is impossible to shed that belly, unless I slim down to the level of the subject in your picture.

I would estimate I need to shed maybe 20 kg to reach this level.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Saturday 14 February 2009, 11:53:23 PM
I would imagine physiologically wise, I am abit like Golden Glory - I have a little belly. It is impossible to shed that belly, unless I slim down to the level of the subject in your picture.

I would estimate I need to shed maybe 20 kg to reach this level.

Not if you got off your arse and moved about more. We eat to fuel our body, what's the point if you're stuck in the garage all day long?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Sunday 15 February 2009, 12:33:56 AM
You are completely right Fatwax.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 15 February 2009, 12:35:25 AM
So once again it looks like Delima is mouthing off but actually being quite the hypocrite :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Monday 16 February 2009, 12:00:38 AM
I admit to Fatwax's that I am not as slim as I could be - Gejon calls me a hypocrite.

And a few posts above Gejon admits he is a stone overweight.

Gejon are you not ashamed of yourself that despite numerous attempts - you still fail to pin me down completely ?

Try harder. I shall continue to offer you myself for your trainings.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Monday 16 February 2009, 12:15:32 AM
Gejon are you not ashamed of yourself that despite numerous attempts - you still fail to pin me down completely ?

Try harder. I shall continue to offer you myself for your trainings.

Oo-er missus. Looks like you're in there, Cajun, my son. :lol: :hom:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Monday 16 February 2009, 02:21:12 PM
Gejon are you not ashamed of yourself that despite numerous attempts - you still fail to pin me down completely ?

Try harder. I shall continue to offer you myself for your trainings.

Oo-er missus. Looks like you're in there, Cajun, my son. :lol: :hom:
:lol:!

Scary thing, when I read that I thought "Gotta beat GM to the joke!"
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 16 February 2009, 08:32:40 PM
I admit to Fatwax's that I am not as slim as I could be - Gejon calls me a hypocrite.

And a few posts above Gejon admits he is a stone overweight.

Gejon are you not ashamed of yourself that despite numerous attempts - you still fail to pin me down completely ?

Try harder. I shall continue to offer you myself for your trainings.

I am pretty sure the majority of the country aren't at their ideal weight. I am pretty sure when I lose a stone I will want to go up or down again. Doesn't make me fat though, either does eating meat.

Keep being a dick though, everyone is laughing at you :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stephen927 on Monday 16 February 2009, 08:34:54 PM
I've been stuck at the same weight for a while now, might be because I've moved up to heavier weights.

I'm still eating healthy, and I'm not fat cos I'm quite tall. About a stone off my ideal weight I'd say, think I should hammer the cardio in the gym cos this weight isn't shifting.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: GG on Monday 16 February 2009, 08:36:53 PM
I would imagine physiologically wise, I am abit like Golden Glory - I have a little belly. It is impossible to shed that belly, unless I slim down to the level of the subject in your picture.

I would estimate I need to shed maybe 20 kg to reach this level.

I don't have a little belly anymore. I've been doing some weights and running for the last couple of weeks - will keep this up as it allows one to concentrate on work well, as opposed to festering in a damp smelly room on a laptop with little motivation to do anything bar eating biscuits.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 16 February 2009, 08:49:11 PM
I've been stuck at the same weight for a while now, might be because I've moved up to heavier weights.

I'm still eating healthy, and I'm not fat cos I'm quite tall. About a stone off my ideal weight I'd say, think I should hammer the cardio in the gym cos this weight isn't shifting.

Fatty ;)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stephen927 on Monday 16 February 2009, 08:53:43 PM
I've been stuck at the same weight for a while now, might be because I've moved up to heavier weights.

I'm still eating healthy, and I'm not fat cos I'm quite tall. About a stone off my ideal weight I'd say, think I should hammer the cardio in the gym cos this weight isn't shifting.

Fatty ;)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/kerrydustin/WhiteGoodmanDodgeball.jpg)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Monday 16 February 2009, 09:26:05 PM
So once again it looks like Delima is mouthing off but actually being quite the hypocrite :lol:
I admit to Fatwax's that I am not as slim as I could be - Gejon calls me a hypocrite.

And a few posts above Gejon admits he is a stone overweight.

Gejon are you not ashamed of yourself that despite numerous attempts - you still fail to pin me down completely ?

Try harder. I shall continue to offer you myself for your trainings.

I am pretty sure the majority of the country aren't at their ideal weight. I am pretty sure when I lose a stone I will want to go up or down again. Doesn't make me fat though, either does eating meat.

Keep being a dick though, everyone is laughing at you :thup:

Calling you a dick is indeed a flattery to you.

Do you have no shame Cajun ?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 16 February 2009, 09:31:38 PM
What the f*** are you banging on about now?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 16 February 2009, 10:53:32 PM
lost around 2 1/2 stone since last june, lost most of it over a 4 week period of strict diet and going to the gym 4-5 times a week, worked very well but i was totally shattered after it all

a good tip is to cut out the amount of fizzy pop, they are calorie eater's

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 21 February 2009, 11:20:51 AM
Just a quick update, decided to join weightwatchers for a bit more motivation and inspiration, and so far have lost 6lb, yay me!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 21 February 2009, 11:24:50 AM
Well done :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Saturday 21 February 2009, 11:47:54 PM
Good stuff. :thup:

Keep it up.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Sunday 22 February 2009, 12:15:52 AM
Thanks guys, get a silver 7 sticker if I lose a pound next week. Its just like being back at school and getting a gold star for good work  :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: James on Sunday 22 February 2009, 12:30:55 AM
Having read this thread, I have come to three conclusions:

1) toonlass is doing a bloody fine job.
2) the majority of posters in this thread are a nice and helpful bunch.
3) Delima might be an alien judging from some of the outlandish comments.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 22 February 2009, 11:13:50 AM
Joined the weightloss club at work. This should be fun. :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Sunday 22 February 2009, 11:49:45 AM
I still don't see what you get out of mocking people for choosing to take control of their diet and trying to better themselves, are you really that insecure?

Are you inherently biased ? I have suggested a way to lose weight, I have stated facts about meat consumptions. I have not mocked anyone, and yet you remain oblivion to all other sarcastics comments by meat eaters.

Is that you ? To quote you - maybe you are extrememly insecure about yourself ?

Your comments are clearly snidey remarks aimed at belittling those people on here genuinely looking for advice and support in order to change their eating habits and make themselves healthier.

I don't understand what you get out of it, nor do I understand why it hasn't worn thin for you after the first couple of comments.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 22 February 2009, 01:06:07 PM
Summary of Delima's contribution:

1) Eating meat it bad for you and you deserve to die a slow painful death if you eat it. He does eat it sometimes though.

2) Everyone who eats meat is a fat f***er and deserves to be a fat f***er, he is a bit of a fat f***er though.

3) He knows best and everyone else is wrong, even though he contradicted pretty much every opinion he had.


Good stuff :thup:

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Lotus on Monday 23 February 2009, 12:03:41 PM
Well, i'm a vegetarian, Lacto, i eat dairy but not eggs and i weigh 100 f**king Kilos!!!!!!!!! I could lose a bit, maybe 5-7 kg max. It's unbelievable, man. 5 years ago i was 10-12 kg less. I know i'm more muscular now, i've been doing kettlebells for about 7/8 months and it's developed my upper body, by Christ! 100kgs. My girlfriend won't let me go on top anymore, says i stop her breathing :(
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Monday 23 February 2009, 12:05:52 PM
Well, i'm a vegetarian, Lacto, i eat dairy but not eggs and i weigh 100 f**king Kilos!!!!!!!!! I could lose a bit, maybe 5-7 kg max. It's unbelievable, man. 5 years ago i was 10-12 kg less. I know i'm more muscular now, i've been doing kettlebells for about 7/8 months and it's developed my upper body, by Christ! 100kgs. My girlfriend won't let me go on top anymore, says i stop her breathing :(

Not all bad then.  :aww:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Lotus on Monday 23 February 2009, 12:07:36 PM
Well, i'm a vegetarian, Lacto, i eat dairy but not eggs and i weigh 100 f**king Kilos!!!!!!!!! I could lose a bit, maybe 5-7 kg max. It's unbelievable, man. 5 years ago i was 10-12 kg less. I know i'm more muscular now, i've been doing kettlebells for about 7/8 months and it's developed my upper body, by Christ! 100kgs. My girlfriend won't let me go on top anymore, says i stop her breathing :(

Not all bad then.  :aww:

Yeah, that plan failed......
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Monday 23 February 2009, 12:49:17 PM
Your comments are clearly snidey remarks aimed at belittling those people on here genuinely looking for advice and support in order to change their eating habits and make themselves healthier.

I don't understand what you get out of it, nor do I understand why it hasn't worn thin for you after the first couple of comments.

1. You intepreted factual statements and genuine suggestions by me as snide remarks. Yet you make no comments at all on all other out and out mockings by others. Well done Stupeedo.

2. Well, I ought to defend myself against other stupid posts. And if others can remain thick skin I can't see why I can't remain defensive.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Monday 23 February 2009, 12:55:15 PM
Summary of Delima's contribution:
1) Eating meat it bad for you and you deserve to die a slow painful death if you eat it. He does eat it sometimes though.

2) Everyone who eats meat is a fat f***er and deserves to be a fat f***er, he is a bit of a fat f***er though.

3) He knows best and everyone else is wrong, even though he contradicted pretty much every opinion he had.

Good stuff :thup:

2. Show me evidence of me saying that ?
3. I am no saint, and I commit errors from times to time. Tell me are you a spotless saint ? Every football player knows how to kick a ball but they still miskick it on the pitch from time to time.

Silly stuff from Cajun as usual - to be expected to, be honest :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Monday 23 February 2009, 12:55:54 PM
Summary of Delima's contribution:
1) Eating meat it bad for you and you deserve to die a slow painful death if you eat it. He does eat it sometimes though.

2) Everyone who eats meat is a fat f***er and deserves to be a fat f***er, he is a bit of a fat f***er though.

3) He knows best and everyone else is wrong, even though he contradicted pretty much every opinion he had.

Good stuff :thup:

2. Show me evidence of me saying that ?
3. I am no saint, and I commit errors from times to time. Tell me are you a spotless saint ? Every football player knows how to kick a ball but they still miskick it on the pitch from time to time.

Silly stuff from Cajun as usual - to be expected to, be honest :thup:

Who's the fat one here?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: guinness_fiend on Monday 23 February 2009, 01:13:30 PM
As an aside, please can me have an embargo on the "thumb" smiley? It makes me want to set fire to my secretary and then douse the flames with hydrochloric acid.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Lotus on Monday 23 February 2009, 02:00:23 PM
As an aside, please can me have an embargo on the "thumb" smiley? It makes me want to set fire to my secretary and then douse the flames with hydrochloric acid.

Just do it, don't pretend you need a reason ;)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Monday 23 February 2009, 05:38:16 PM
As an aside, please can me have an embargo on the "thumb" smiley? It makes me want to set fire to my secretary and then douse the flames with hydrochloric acid.

:thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Monday 23 February 2009, 06:14:26 PM
Your comments are clearly snidey remarks aimed at belittling those people on here genuinely looking for advice and support in order to change their eating habits and make themselves healthier.

I don't understand what you get out of it, nor do I understand why it hasn't worn thin for you after the first couple of comments.

1. You intepreted factual statements and genuine suggestions by me as snide remarks. Yet you make no comments at all on all other out and out mockings by others. Well done Stupeedo.

2. Well, I ought to defend myself against other stupid posts. And if others can remain thick skin I can't see why I can't remain defensive.

:undecided:

1. No I didn't, having read your initial posts it became obvious that you were on a stupid wind-up or living under a severe delusion that crash-dieting on boiled food was a good idea. As you posess the intelligence to turn on a pc, I think you'll find that I gave you the benefit of the doubt as to your sanity.

As for other people's comments towards you, you've brought this upon yourself with your incredulous offerings of 'advice' - I suspect that those people mocking you have also seen through your petty attempt at belittling someone who is trying to better themselves without negatively affecting another.

 :undecided:

If you're still adamant that your 'advice' is genuine, I simply ask you to go back and re-read your post and subsequent replies.

If you would like the criticisms explained, feel free to ask.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Monday 23 February 2009, 06:29:36 PM
The diet wars.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 23 February 2009, 07:36:11 PM
Summary of Delima's contribution:
1) Eating meat it bad for you and you deserve to die a slow painful death if you eat it. He does eat it sometimes though.

2) Everyone who eats meat is a fat f***er and deserves to be a fat f***er, he is a bit of a fat f***er though.

3) He knows best and everyone else is wrong, even though he contradicted pretty much every opinion he had.

Good stuff :thup:

2. Show me evidence of me saying that ?
3. I am no saint, and I commit errors from times to time. Tell me are you a spotless saint ? Every football player knows how to kick a ball but they still miskick it on the pitch from time to time.

Silly stuff from Cajun as usual - to be expected to, be honest :thup:

Who's the fat one here?

Me!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Monday 23 February 2009, 07:51:55 PM
Summary of Delima's contribution:
1) Eating meat it bad for you and you deserve to die a slow painful death if you eat it. He does eat it sometimes though.

2) Everyone who eats meat is a fat f***er and deserves to be a fat f***er, he is a bit of a fat f***er though.

3) He knows best and everyone else is wrong, even though he contradicted pretty much every opinion he had.

Good stuff :thup:

2. Show me evidence of me saying that ?
3. I am no saint, and I commit errors from times to time. Tell me are you a spotless saint ? Every football player knows how to kick a ball but they still miskick it on the pitch from time to time.

Silly stuff from Cajun as usual - to be expected to, be honest :thup:

Who's the fat one here?

Me!!!!  ;D

I'm a bit fat, there is no better ice breaker with girls than when I let them pinch my belly.  :joker:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 23 February 2009, 08:08:35 PM
Working my arse off at the gym, went 5 days last week, hopefully crack the same out this week.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 23 February 2009, 08:48:02 PM
Summary of Delima's contribution:
1) Eating meat it bad for you and you deserve to die a slow painful death if you eat it. He does eat it sometimes though.

2) Everyone who eats meat is a fat f***er and deserves to be a fat f***er, he is a bit of a fat f***er though.

3) He knows best and everyone else is wrong, even though he contradicted pretty much every opinion he had.

Good stuff :thup:

2. Show me evidence of me saying that ?
3. I am no saint, and I commit errors from times to time. Tell me are you a spotless saint ? Every football player knows how to kick a ball but they still miskick it on the pitch from time to time.

Silly stuff from Cajun as usual - to be expected to, be honest :thup:

1. Funny how you didn't dispute this point.

2.

I'm vegetarian, always have been, but I've noticed that I'm forming a small belly. Stick that in your vegetarian diet s***, Delima. (I think it's because I haven't done anything other than play Badminton every other week or so since the end of last Summer.  :lol: I think I might start going to the school gym again, seeing as I'm nicely on top of my workload at the moment.  :aww:)

Perhaps - with your eating habits and physiology - instead of having a small belly, you will be as fat as Gejon if you are a meat eater !

3.

Nope I am not a saint and I haven't acted like a complete bellend in this thread, not sure you could say the same though  O0
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Monday 23 February 2009, 09:13:17 PM
1. Funny how you didn't dispute this point.

2.
Perhaps - with your eating habits and physiology - instead of having a small belly, you will be as fat as Gejon if you are a meat eater !

3.Nope I am not a saint and I haven't acted like a complete bellend in this thread, not sure you could say the same though  O0

1. You have worded your sentence in such a way that I do not know how to accurately respond to it. I tried to search my past posts but I could not find it. If you can quote my post, I will be happy to respond and "dispute" this. And before you say anything, no I do not edit / delete my past posts.

2. Gejon = everyone :lol: :lol: :lol:

3. Gejon doesn't think he has acted like a complete bellend :lol: how surprising :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Monday 23 February 2009, 09:19:39 PM
:undecided:

1. No I didn't, having read your initial posts it became obvious that you were on a stupid wind-up or living under a severe delusion that crash-dieting on boiled food was a good idea. As you posess the intelligence to turn on a pc, I think you'll find that I gave you the benefit of the doubt as to your sanity.

As for other people's comments towards you, you've brought this upon yourself with your incredulous offerings of 'advice' - I suspect that those people mocking you have also seen through your petty attempt at belittling someone who is trying to better themselves without negatively affecting another.

 :undecided:

If you're still adamant that your 'advice' is genuine, I simply ask you to go back and re-read your post and subsequent replies.

If you would like the criticisms explained, feel free to ask.

1. So, to you, my posts have evolved from snide remarks to stupid wind-up. But you then thought I am living under severed delusion.

Who is on the stupid wind-up here Stupeedo ???

2. So, other people mocking me is a result of me bringing that to myself. But my responds to the others are not counted as them bringing those to themselves.

Who is on the stupid wind-up here Stupeedo ???

3. Show me my "petty attempt at belittling someone who is trying to better themselves without negatively affecting another"

4. You have changed your positions so many times in trying to pin me down. I would suggest you to reread your very own posts first. :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 23 February 2009, 09:20:30 PM
Are you stupid? You made out I was fat and then claimed "you would be as fat if you are a meat eater".

From that it looks like you are saying if you eat meat you will get fat, maybe I have got the wrong end of the stick. Explain what you meant.....

Your moral crusade in this thread regarding meat eaters is funny mind.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Monday 23 February 2009, 09:32:11 PM
1. Look at the mirror before you try to claim others as stupid, Gejon. I have said "Perhaps - with your eating habits and physiology - instead of having a small belly, you will be as fat as Gejon if you are a meat eater  !". That, is directed to Golden Glory who claims to have a small belly despite being a vegetarian, and despite being a regular sportsman. And I have suggested that with his physiology and eating habit, perhaps, Golden Glory would have been as fat as you should he be a meat eater.

How does this equate to calling very meat eater fat !?

Is an apology from you forthcoming ?

2. It could be funny, I am glad I am of some entertainment values to you, but it is not as stupid / ridiculous as your posts, mind.

Apologise please ?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 23 February 2009, 09:34:12 PM
So you haven't claimed eating meat makes you fat?

Still a picture up of yourself and we can judge how healthy you are... My guess is, given then fact you lost a stone and a half in a month you are a fairly fat f***er.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: James on Monday 23 February 2009, 09:34:44 PM
Delima, I think you need to apologise a hundred times before anyone else in this thread needs to.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Monday 23 February 2009, 09:42:05 PM
Not even a hint of apology from you, Gejon. Be a man and be responsible of what you say. Simply apologise and we get over this issue.

Without a picture you are already exhauting all means and words to try to find fault with me, blur the issue, shift the focus and launch personal attacks. I can't even imagine what chaos will ensue and how many ad hominem attacks I have to fend off if you have any hint of my appearance.

A while ago I said to a Moderator of this forum that I do not want to leak my personal background on this forum because I know that shooting the messengers are a norm here.

The moderator in question - I am very dissapointed that you indeed leaked the little personal backgrounds you know about me to the forum admin and moderation circle.

A photo of me ? Nee chance.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Monday 23 February 2009, 09:42:37 PM
Delima, I think you need to apologise a hundred times before anyone else in this thread needs to.

Please kindly quote the posts that you think I need to apologise for.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Monday 23 February 2009, 09:45:01 PM
Say take my travelling into account, and take the occasional meating into account - I estimated that I am a 75% vegetarian. I maybe 69.345% vegetarian, I maybe 78.543% vegetarian. The 75% is a convenient estimate.



You're a f***ing idiot is what you are love.

"75% vegeterian" utter bollocks.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: James on Monday 23 February 2009, 09:46:38 PM
Delima, I think you need to apologise a hundred times before anyone else in this thread needs to.

Please kindly quote the posts that you think I need to apologise for.

Every post in this thread by yourself that I am not quoting.

Although  you may not find anything with the contents, your tone has been horrible.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: GG on Monday 23 February 2009, 09:48:41 PM
25% meaty and aggressive
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Monday 23 February 2009, 09:56:17 PM
Although  you may not find anything with the contents, your tone has been horrible.

I am responding to uncalled for attacks on me by others - sorry, I will not apologise.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Monday 23 February 2009, 09:59:51 PM
A while ago I said to a Moderator of this forum that I do not want to leak my personal background on this forum because I know that shooting the messengers are a norm here.

The moderator in question - I am very dissapointed that you indeed leaked the little personal backgrounds you know about me to the forum admin and moderation circle.

What the f*** is all this about then? :lol:

When did the forum admin/mods come into this?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 23 February 2009, 10:10:57 PM
Not even a hint of apology from you, Gejon. Be a man and be responsible of what you say. Simply apologise and we get over this issue.

Without a picture you are already exhauting all means and words to try to find fault with me, blur the issue, shift the focus and launch personal attacks. I can't even imagine what chaos will ensue and how many ad hominem attacks I have to fend off if you have any hint of my appearance.

A while ago I said to a Moderator of this forum that I do not want to leak my personal background on this forum because I know that shooting the messengers are a norm here.

The moderator in question - I am very dissapointed that you indeed leaked the little personal backgrounds you know about me to the forum admin and moderation circle.

A photo of me ? Nee chance.

Sorry what am I apologising for? Fact is you claim meat is bad for you and makes you fat. This is complete and utter bollocks.

The fact you are choosing to comment on others when you are too scared to post a picture of yourself sums you up though. A coward.

Does it not send off alarm bells in your head that every poster that replies to one of your posts takes the p*ss out of you, of course you are in the right though :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 23 February 2009, 10:12:25 PM
Not even a hint of apology from you, Gejon. Be a man and be responsible of what you say. Simply apologise and we get over this issue.

Without a picture you are already exhauting all means and words to try to find fault with me, blur the issue, shift the focus and launch personal attacks. I can't even imagine what chaos will ensue and how many ad hominem attacks I have to fend off if you have any hint of my appearance.

A while ago I said to a Moderator of this forum that I do not want to leak my personal background on this forum because I know that shooting the messengers are a norm here.

The moderator in question - I am very dissapointed that you indeed leaked the little personal backgrounds you know about me to the forum admin and moderation circle.

A photo of me ? Nee chance.

Sorry what am I apologising for? Fact is you claim meat is bad for you and makes you fat. This is complete and utter bollocks.

The fact you are choosing to comment on others when you are too scared to post a picture of yourself sums you up though. A coward.

Does it not send off alarm bells in your head that every poster that replies to one of your posts takes the p*ss out of you, of course you are in the right though :lol:

Post a photo of yourself with the head left off, no-one would be able to identify you then.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Monday 23 February 2009, 10:12:44 PM
The main staple of my diet is meat, dairy and wheat. I'm 6ft odd and currently weigh 8 1/2 stone.

It's down to the individual, not the food.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 23 February 2009, 10:16:51 PM
Exactly, eating meat is not bad for you however eating too much is as is eating/drinking too much of anything.

I have lost around 2 stone in the last year, that is down to regular exercise and cutting down on bread/chips/crisps/alcohol/sweets/chocolate/full fat fizzy drinks. I still eat exactly the same amount of meat (maybe even more) than I ever have.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Monday 23 February 2009, 10:34:45 PM
Sorry what am I apologising for? Fact is you claim meat is bad for you and makes you fat. This is complete and utter bollocks.

The fact you are choosing to comment on others when you are too scared to post a picture of yourself sums you up though. A coward.

Does it not send off alarm bells in your head that every poster that replies to one of your posts takes the p*ss out of you, of course you are in the right though :lol:

1. Apologise for wrongly attacking me.

2. The fact that you have to insist to see my pictures in order to attack my posts - A Retard.

3. Does it not send off alarm bells that, after umpteenth posts - you are yet to pin me down, and you are still trying to pin me down ? :lol: :lol: If you cannot find fault with my posts, of course you are more than welcome to take the p*ss out of me - if that's any consolation to you :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 23 February 2009, 10:37:23 PM
I have found fault with your post as many other have and commented on them. Can you not read?

I asked to see a picture so when you are dishing out this advice and calling me fat I at least know you are a perfect specimen and I should infact listen to you. I do however believe you are probably quite a bit larger than the person you are calling fat.

How did I wrongly attack you? You are clearly a moron, how many people need to point that out before you realise?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Monday 23 February 2009, 10:38:59 PM
Post a photo of yourself with the head left off, no-one would be able to identify you then.

Nope nope, without a picture of myself those other posters are already making so much noises. It would be very silly of me to assume they would behave civilly and post responsibly if they see any picture.

Anyway Toonlass - please don't get involve in this. I respect your determination to slim down - I do not want to involve you in all these "tit for tat"
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Andy on Monday 23 February 2009, 10:50:02 PM
The main staple of my diet is meat, dairy and wheat. I'm 6ft odd and currently weigh 8 1/2 stone.

It's down to the individual, not the food.

I thought I was light at 6ft and 11 stone 7. :kinnear:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Monday 23 February 2009, 10:52:22 PM
I have found fault with your post as many other have and commented on them. Can you not read?

I asked to see a picture so when you are dishing out this advice and calling me fat I at least know you are a perfect specimen and I should infact listen to you. I do however believe you are probably quite a bit larger than the person you are calling fat.

How did I wrongly attack you? You are clearly a moron, how many people need to point that out before you realise?

1. :lol: No apologies for this false claim/attack on me then :lol:
Are you stupid? You made out I was fat and then claimed "you would be as fat if you are a meat eater".

From that it looks like you are saying if you eat meat you will get fat, maybe I have got the wrong end of the stick. Explain what you meant.....

I have said "Perhaps - with your eating habits and physiology - instead of having a small belly, you will be as fat as Gejon if you are a meat eater  !". That, is directed to Golden Glory who claims to have a small belly despite being a vegetarian, and despite being a regular sportsman. And I have suggested that with his physiology and eating habit, perhaps, Golden Glory would have been as fat as you should he be a meat eater.

How does this equate to calling very meat eater fat !?

2. I am not going to show my picture - end of story. Pointless to dwell on this.

3. Why not try this. How many times have I pointed you out that you are a retard, a stupid man. When will you realise that you are a retard and a stupid man.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Delima on Monday 23 February 2009, 10:53:52 PM
Anyway Gejon, I need to log off now and do something else.

If you are still interested we can always continue tomorrow.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Andy on Monday 23 February 2009, 10:55:46 PM
3. Why not try this. How many times have I pointed you out that you are a retard, a stupid man. When will you realise that you are a retard and a stupid man.

I was hoping you'd say something like that. Have a nice week :aww:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 23 February 2009, 10:56:11 PM
1. Have you or have you not claimed meat is bad for you in this thread?

2. I wonder why that isn't getting posted :lol:

3. Thats the point really isn't it, whilst YOU have called me a retard/stupid man, MANY have called you that. Suppose everyone else is wrong though and you, just you, are right.

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: LucaAltieri on Monday 23 February 2009, 11:00:33 PM
GeJon is pro-meat.

Shocker.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 23 February 2009, 11:02:41 PM
I love a bit of meat inside me, I cannot deny it.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Monday 23 February 2009, 11:03:31 PM
He's right tbf, man meat is bad for you.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 23 February 2009, 11:05:23 PM
He's right tbf, man meat is bad for you.

Hello Mrs Parky, Mr P gone to the toilet?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Monday 23 February 2009, 11:07:15 PM
(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01244/Sean_Penn_1244261c.jpg)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Monday 23 February 2009, 11:08:25 PM
He's right tbf, man meat is bad for you.

Hello Mrs Parky, Mr P gone to the toilet?

:boomboom: :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Monday 23 February 2009, 11:17:04 PM
(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01244/Sean_Penn_1244261c.jpg)

Sean Penn cast as a gay man takes some getting over I can tell you.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Monday 23 February 2009, 11:18:13 PM
He's right tbf, man meat is bad for you.

Hello Mrs Parky, Mr P gone to the toilet?

Men should celebrate their fatness.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 23 February 2009, 11:18:24 PM
I have started eating porridge in the morning as I was skipping breakfast so seems the best solution. Tried it with water instead of milk earlier, not the greatest pleasure :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Monday 23 February 2009, 11:20:16 PM
I have started eating porridge in the morning as I was skipping breakfast so seems the best solution. Tried it with water instead of milk earlier, not the greatest pleasure :D

Best with cream innit, with some chocolate powder sprinkled on top. :pow:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 23 February 2009, 11:21:50 PM
Would be nice...  :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Monday 23 February 2009, 11:27:32 PM
Would be nice...  :laugh:

Bloke your age shouldn't be worrying about weight (you don't look fat anyway), enjoy youself and just do bit of exercise is all.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Nobody on Monday 23 February 2009, 11:31:15 PM
3. Why not try this. How many times have I pointed you out that you are a retard, a stupid man. When will you realise that you are a retard and a stupid man.

I was hoping you'd say something like that. Have a nice week :aww:
Best ban since Kev, tbh :nods:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 23 February 2009, 11:34:13 PM
I am not that worried really I just like to eat well now. I was REALLY unhappy with my weight about a year ago. Caused me quite a few sleepless nights, made me very unhappy and took a lot out of me confidence wise which is probably why I get really p*ssed off when people call me fat, especially as they are hiding behind an internet forum.

Cheers for saying I don't look fat though, you are my new favourite  :smitten:  :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 12:37:28 AM
3. Why not try this. How many times have I pointed you out that you are a retard, a stupid man. When will you realise that you are a retard and a stupid man.

I was hoping you'd say something like that. Have a nice week :aww:
Best ban since Kev, tbh :nods:

Abit harsh though :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 01:11:36 AM
Lost 20 pounds overall.



Last time I bet on f***ing horses.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 01:43:10 AM
Im on the gain weight process myself :lol: Am I the only one here? About 10.5 or 11 stone now atm :pow:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: optimistic nit on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 04:33:50 AM
i could do with putting on a bit. i'm 12 st 4 but 6 foot 2.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: themanupstairs on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 08:54:13 AM
I am not that worried really I just like to eat well now. I was REALLY unhappy with my weight about a year ago. Caused me quite a few sleepless nights, made me very unhappy and took a lot out of me confidence wise which is probably why I get really p*ssed off when people call me fat, especially as they are hiding behind an internet forum.

Cheers for saying I don't look fat though, you are my new favourite  :smitten:  :laugh:

 You do know that most on here call you fat as a term of endearment naa? I think I speak for quite a few of us when I say we might be hiding behind an internet forum, but we wouldnt mind stroking some gejon belly chub all the same :-*
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 12:37:49 PM
Im on the gain weight process myself :lol: Am I the only one here? About 10.5 or 11 stone now atm :pow:
I am too, i think. I live an extremely unhealthy lifestyle, should be a right fat f***er. When I feel that I'm really starting to gain weight, I know that I could start losing it straight away.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 12:45:27 PM
I am not that worried really I just like to eat well now. I was REALLY unhappy with my weight about a year ago. Caused me quite a few sleepless nights, made me very unhappy and took a lot out of me confidence wise which is probably why I get really p*ssed off when people call me fat, especially as they are hiding behind an internet forum.

Cheers for saying I don't look fat though, you are my new favourite  :smitten:  :laugh:

I wouldn't have bothered giving you that sucky if I'd known it was that easy to become your favourite.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: ChezGiven on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 03:18:08 PM
Drink less beer and have more sex.

Simple but effective.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Edd on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 05:03:06 PM
Drink less beer and have more sex.

Simple but effective.
But if women drink less beer then you'll have less sex ;)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 06:35:20 PM
Went swimming today. f***ing knackard.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 08:10:24 PM
If you want to gain weight eat lots of peanut butter.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 28 February 2009, 01:11:38 PM
Have lost 4lbs this week, that's 10lbs in total!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :celb: :celb: :celb:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jill on Saturday 28 February 2009, 01:22:06 PM
Have lost 4lbs this week, that's 10lbs in total!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :celb: :celb: :celb:

Well done. Keep it up. :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Saturday 28 February 2009, 02:21:54 PM
Have lost 4lbs this week, that's 10lbs in total!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :celb: :celb: :celb:

Top work. Keep going. :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Saturday 28 February 2009, 02:27:18 PM
You never answered me about the milk btw. :(
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 28 February 2009, 02:32:38 PM
You never answered me about the milk btw. :(

OMG the milk. I have changed my milk to the purple one you recommended and I can't taste any difference, and you can get it in Asda and Morrison's as well as Sainsburys. Absolutely top advice mate. Thanks.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Saturday 28 February 2009, 02:38:21 PM
:D

Little things like that will add up and help greatly. Glad you like it. :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: garth on Saturday 28 February 2009, 03:00:35 PM
Drink at least 2 Ltr's of water a day, doing so will make your kidneys function the way they should be and your Liver will function properly also, IE turning fat into energy. Because if you don't drink that amount everyday your kidneys rely on your liver to help it out and that's not what it should be doing.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dinho lad on Saturday 28 February 2009, 03:14:26 PM
Quote
Have lost 4lbs this week

Heard it's not good losing 4lbs a week. 2 max.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 28 February 2009, 03:44:27 PM
Quote
Have lost 4lbs this week

Heard it's not good losing 4lbs a week. 2 max.

I asked the weightwatchers leader about this, and she said that as long as it averages out to 2lbs a week, its fine. She said that a lot of people initially lose larger amounts of weight in the first 2-4 weeks as their bodies get used to eating differently.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 28 February 2009, 03:54:00 PM
Great stuff. :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 28 February 2009, 03:56:34 PM
Cheers guys, I am made up tbh
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: HTT on Saturday 28 February 2009, 06:46:41 PM
Well done Toon Lass, takes guts to make changes to your life. Continued good luck  :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Saturday 28 February 2009, 07:13:16 PM
Missed the irony gag. :razz:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: cubaricho on Saturday 28 February 2009, 09:16:47 PM
Quote
Have lost 4lbs this week

Heard it's not good losing 4lbs a week. 2 max.

I asked the weightwatchers leader about this, and she said that as long as it averages out to 2lbs a week, its fine. She said that a lot of people initially lose larger amounts of weight in the first 2-4 weeks as their bodies get used to eating differently.

A lot of it is water weight as well (if you're doing weightwatchers which it sounds like you are).  Just don't give up if you gain a pound or two on a given week.  It all balances out.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 28 February 2009, 10:55:32 PM
Lost 4lb also. Gerrin.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: GG on Saturday 28 February 2009, 10:58:57 PM
Have been running like a headless chicken over the last couple of weeks. I am fit. Shame I'm a BOBFOC.  :razz:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Saturday 28 February 2009, 11:52:25 PM
Is everybody weighing themselves in the morning after the loo? If not, there's the possibility you may just lost 4lbs of sh*t. Make sure you time it right!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 1 March 2009, 12:08:20 AM
I would love to gain some weight but its not happening....im a kate moss hobbit ffs
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Sunday 1 March 2009, 02:10:09 AM
Is everybody weighing themselves in the morning after the loo? If not, there's the possibility you may just lost 4lbs of sh*t. Make sure you time it right!

In that case I am many stones worth of s****. lol
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 1 March 2009, 12:27:52 PM
Well done people, keep it up. I am having a rollercoaster period but will be cutting next week so hope to lose a couple of pounds again.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Clay on Tuesday 3 March 2009, 12:03:55 PM
Lost half a stone in 2 weeks :D

I know it's not really healthy to lose that much but i was quite heavy and eating a lot of s****..

Cut out the bad foods and drank only water and it's dropped off, just need to start exercising and it'll be sweet :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 3 March 2009, 12:06:22 PM
Well done everyone.
How much is a stone, btw?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Clay on Tuesday 3 March 2009, 12:07:19 PM
Cheers :)

14 pounds i think.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 3 March 2009, 04:17:29 PM
I lost 4 pound in the last week, it wasnt intentional at first eating healthy food, but i was cus mum was home cooking for me so didnt have to make my own stuff, and it just makes you feel a lot better. So i have carried on.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 3 March 2009, 04:21:08 PM
Well done Quag mate
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Tuesday 3 March 2009, 05:40:37 PM
Well done guys.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Tuesday 3 March 2009, 06:29:09 PM
I've lost about half a stone thus far.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Wednesday 4 March 2009, 08:41:21 PM
6lb in 10 days. Dropping off my fat arse now. Noticing it already.

I'm eating well, more than I did before, just eating better. Eating my weight loss maintenance.

Doing 5 days a week cardio for a month (2 day swim, 3 day cross trainer) for about an hour (cross trainer 40 mins). Eventually going to move onto 3 cardio 2 weights, with 1 HIIT session a week, but I'm getting used to the exercise first.

I feel absolutely fantastic.

Under the 130kg barrier now. 129.4kg.

:)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Wednesday 4 March 2009, 08:47:41 PM
6lb in 10 days. Dropping off my fat arse now. Noticing it already.

I'm eating well, more than I did before, just eating better. Eating my weight loss maintenance.

Doing 5 days a week cardio for a month (2 day swim, 3 day cross trainer) for about an hour (cross trainer 40 mins). Eventually going to move onto 3 cardio 2 weights, with 1 HIIT session a week, but I'm getting used to the exercise first.

I feel absolutely fantastic.

Under the 130kg barrier now. 129.4kg.

:)

Well done :)

 If you're doing it in a sustainable fashion then even better. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dinho lad on Wednesday 4 March 2009, 08:48:30 PM
mate, don't you think you're losing too much weight too soon?  ??? And I also heard swimming is not an effective exercise for losing fat. Stick to the treadmill and some weight training.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Wednesday 4 March 2009, 09:05:17 PM
mate, don't you think you're losing too much weight too soon?  ??? And I also heard swimming is not an effective exercise for losing fat. Stick to the treadmill and some weight training.

I'm eating perfectly fine. 100%.

swimming is for fun.  :snod:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: catmag on Wednesday 4 March 2009, 09:54:51 PM
mate, don't you think you're losing too much weight too soon?  ??? And I also heard swimming is not an effective exercise for losing fat. Stick to the treadmill and some weight training.

Any exercise if effective for burning fat. Swimming works the cardiovascular system perfectly well.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 4 March 2009, 10:43:28 PM
mate, don't you think you're losing too much weight too soon?  ??? And I also heard swimming is not an effective exercise for losing fat. Stick to the treadmill and some weight training.

I'm eating perfectly fine. 100%.

swimming is for fun.  :snod:

Where you go swimming?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Thursday 5 March 2009, 12:08:50 AM
mate, don't you think you're losing too much weight too soon?  ??? And I also heard swimming is not an effective exercise for losing fat. Stick to the treadmill and some weight training.

Swimming is a brilliant exercise. It's totally non impact which means no painful joints and it gives an all over body workout which raises the metabolism which in turn promotes fat being burnt off.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Nobody on Thursday 5 March 2009, 12:49:04 AM
Keep it up SpinS mate, doing great from the sound of things! :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 5 March 2009, 01:12:50 PM
Anyone else shitting alot more?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Thursday 5 March 2009, 01:13:35 PM
Anyone else shitting alot more?
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You should get more regular like, I'm normally once or twice a day.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Thursday 5 March 2009, 02:09:49 PM
I've noticed I poo a lot more regularly now I eat/live healthier. Like clockwork daily. :pow:

Nice subject. :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: ChezGiven on Thursday 5 March 2009, 02:18:54 PM
I also noticed that my poos tended to stick together and come out in one long curl rather than in bits and pieces.

It was this that was behind the inspiration for my own personal change about 18 months ago when i cut back on drinking. I always ate very well and eat even better now but just dont binge at weekends or get p*ssed during the week.

Once i noticed the impact it had on my poo, i was inspired to make the changes a part of my life as i believed i could realised the one last major ambition in life. About 2 months ago i acheived this and again its provided me with a greater sense of self-worth and an even more positive outlook on life. I actually managed to curl a poo out that hit the toilet water before it had fully left my ring-piece.

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 5 March 2009, 02:22:17 PM
i assumed this thread was some form of awful thread full of new age jibberish.

it seems to be more of a weight loss posse.

anyway, im 69kg. i wanna be like.. 60kg i guess. Thats probably a bit much, but we'll see. WiiFit, Squash and 5-a-side are my techniques.

p.s. my s*** is normal.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Nobody on Thursday 5 March 2009, 02:25:02 PM
i assumed this thread was some form of awful thread full of new age jibberish.

it seems to be more of a weight loss posse.

anyway, im 69kg. i wanna be like.. 60kg i guess. Thats probably a bit much, but we'll see. WiiFit, Squash and 5-a-side are my techniques.

p.s. my s*** is normal.
You want to be 60 kg? I never knew you were a lass
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 5 March 2009, 02:26:27 PM
I'm 4ft 1.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Thursday 5 March 2009, 02:46:55 PM
i assumed this thread was some form of awful thread full of new age jibberish.

it seems to be more of a weight loss posse.

anyway, im 69kg. i wanna be like.. 60kg i guess. Thats probably a bit much, but we'll see. WiiFit, Squash and 5-a-side are my techniques.

p.s. my s*** is normal.

Won't take you long then, them two will destroy fat presuming you eat well.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Disco on Thursday 5 March 2009, 02:48:49 PM
I'm 4ft 1.
Is that you Dennis?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 5 March 2009, 02:50:22 PM
i assumed this thread was some form of awful thread full of new age jibberish.

it seems to be more of a weight loss posse.

anyway, im 69kg. i wanna be like.. 60kg i guess. Thats probably a bit much, but we'll see. WiiFit, Squash and 5-a-side are my techniques.

p.s. my s*** is normal.

Won't take you long then, them two will destroy fat presuming you eat well.

:lol: haha are you saying WiiFit isn't high energy!?!

Anyway, in reality, I'm not 4ft1, I'm about 5ft7 and plan to get to 64kg ish. (AKA 10 stone, 140lbs). Problem is, I'm going on holiday tomorrow for 2 weeks... In America. I expect to get fatter before I get thinner. Maybe I'll rock some form of muscle enhancing exersize too.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Thursday 5 March 2009, 02:55:40 PM
There should be a "How to gain weight and influence people" thread. :shifty:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Thursday 5 March 2009, 03:31:53 PM
mate, don't you think you're losing too much weight too soon?  ??? And I also heard swimming is not an effective exercise for losing fat. Stick to the treadmill and some weight training.

I'm eating perfectly fine. 100%.

swimming is for fun.  :snod:

Where you go swimming?

Quarry House NHS Employees/civil servants only.

Swimming is good, but i've had much better return from the cross training. Going to hit the weights in a month or so. Gym tomorrow and sunday. Might go swimming saturday if I I can be arsed.

When I swim I do:

200m warm up (breast stroke usually)

400m IM (100 crawl, 100 brest, 100 fly(if I can make 100m, usually manage about 50 :lol:), 100 back) (50%)

400m alternating breast/crawl at 70%

4x25m at full effort, 45 seconds rest in between (90%)

200m warm down (brest stroke)

Gym:

Cross Trainer - 40 mins. 5 w-up 5-w down - 30 at middle resistance (as you know I'm a fat c*** so cardio is very hard work)

Food:

Breakfast:

Porridge. Egg.

Snack

Yoghurt, berries (straw/black)

Lunch

(sandwich)

Wholegrain bread, spinach, ham/turkey, cheese. Apple, egg.

Snack

Fruit, nuts (caschews), Yoghurt

Tea

Lean meat/tuna/salmon
Peas
Broccolli
Watercress/Spinach
Cheese



Pretty boring like :lol:


My job is quite high energy, always moving, so it helps.

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Decky on Thursday 5 March 2009, 03:38:35 PM
Do you not try different vegetables? Dunno how anyone can live without spuds.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Thursday 5 March 2009, 03:42:27 PM
Do you not try different vegetables? Dunno how anyone can live without spuds.

Yeah! Anything green or leafy. Tomato, onion, spring onion, cauli, pepper, mushrom, caugettes, carrots. Eat beans n pulses too chickpeas etc.

That was an example for this week. I buy a lot of one thing. If I brought 1 of each veg I liked It would all go off before I ate it.

trying to keep my carbs pretty low. Found it helps a bit. Stick to complex carbs.

Not eaten anything processed for 2 weeks. No choc, crisps, nothing bad. Only pop, trying to come off it but struglging :( (coke zero/Dr Pepper zero :smitten:)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Disco on Thursday 5 March 2009, 04:33:24 PM
mate, don't you think you're losing too much weight too soon?  ??? And I also heard swimming is not an effective exercise for losing fat. Stick to the treadmill and some weight training.

I'm eating perfectly fine. 100%.

swimming is for fun.  :snod:

Where you go swimming?

Quarry House NHS Employees/civil servants only.


Dammit, you were supposed to undercover some swimming pool in Leeds city centre that i can use.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Thursday 5 March 2009, 04:35:21 PM
mate, don't you think you're losing too much weight too soon?  ??? And I also heard swimming is not an effective exercise for losing fat. Stick to the treadmill and some weight training.

I'm eating perfectly fine. 100%.

swimming is for fun.  :snod:

Where you go swimming?

Quarry House NHS Employees/civil servants only.


Dammit, you were supposed to undercover some swimming pool in Leeds city centre that i can use.

There isn't one. Which is daft.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Disco on Thursday 5 March 2009, 04:39:48 PM
mate, don't you think you're losing too much weight too soon?  ??? And I also heard swimming is not an effective exercise for losing fat. Stick to the treadmill and some weight training.

I'm eating perfectly fine. 100%.

swimming is for fun.  :snod:

Where you go swimming?

Quarry House NHS Employees/civil servants only.


Dammit, you were supposed to undercover some swimming pool in Leeds city centre that i can use.

There isn't one. Which is daft.

Aye i know, only ones i know of in Leeds are Kirkstall Rd which looks a bit w***/old and the Aquatics Centre which is miles away from where i live.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Thursday 5 March 2009, 05:25:12 PM
The international pool is alright.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 5 March 2009, 08:37:27 PM
I am really stuck at a certain weight at the moment. I need to sort out my diet but I am too lazy :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: ToonTastic on Friday 6 March 2009, 02:21:03 PM
You never answered me about the milk btw. :(

They sell the Sainsburys own version of this but with a orange top, only costs £1 for a 4 pints
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Disco on Friday 6 March 2009, 03:27:27 PM
The international pool is alright.

Derelict these days. Would be ideal for me to as i live bout 2/3 min walk away.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Friday 6 March 2009, 07:09:12 PM
40 mins on elyptical today.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Friday 6 March 2009, 07:20:57 PM
You never answered me about the milk btw. :(

They sell the Sainsburys own version of this but with a orange top, only costs £1 for a 4 pints

I know, that's what we get (and recommended). :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Friday 6 March 2009, 07:22:22 PM
The international pool is alright.

Derelict these days. Would be ideal for me to as i live bout 2/3 min walk away.

Really? Well, it has been about ten years so my information is slightly out of date I guess. :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Pilko on Friday 6 March 2009, 07:32:15 PM
The international pool is alright.

After your post on the other page, the first time I read that as "the international poo is alright."
Had this vision of a turd with the flags of the EU sticking out of it. :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 6 March 2009, 08:23:53 PM
I am a broken man after the gym tonight. Reckon I might start putting on weight again.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Friday 6 March 2009, 09:35:44 PM
I am a broken man after the gym tonight. Reckon I might start putting on weight again.

You need Delima back to get you motivated.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 6 March 2009, 11:00:04 PM
His knoweldge is just too much for me to handle.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Gash? on Friday 6 March 2009, 11:33:48 PM
I want a sausage roll.

Having discovered diet pepsie contains nothing im living off this  :frantic:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Disco on Friday 6 March 2009, 11:37:51 PM
I want a sausage roll.

It better be sickly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1urq4Vb0XM

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: S.S.R. on Saturday 7 March 2009, 09:01:09 AM
I want a sausage roll.

It better be sicklee

 :coolsmiley:


Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 7 March 2009, 11:26:34 AM
Lost another 2.5lbs this week. That's 12.5lbs in total so far!  :celb:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 7 March 2009, 12:10:35 PM
Lost another 2.5lbs this week. That's 12.5lbs in total so far!  :celb:

Keep it up! Nearly a stone!

I'm weighing myself monday. :|

7lb off so far. (2 weeks today since I started).

Gym today and tomorrow. Such awesome stress relief. Can feel the little I've lost already. My uniform is getting baggier! :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 8 March 2009, 12:56:39 PM
Lost another 2.5lbs this week. That's 12.5lbs in total so far!  :celb:

Keep it up! Nearly a stone!

I'm weighing myself monday. :|

7lb off so far. (2 weeks today since I started).

Gym today and tomorrow. Such awesome stress relief. Can feel the little I've lost already. My uniform is getting baggier! :)

Definitely is. Feel fantastic after a good session in the gym.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 8 March 2009, 12:59:50 PM
Didn't go yesterday. Going today.(maybe)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 8 March 2009, 01:12:15 PM
I was going to go today but I didn't have to go to town in the end so went to watch some football instead.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: James on Sunday 8 March 2009, 01:23:32 PM
There is a new pool opening in Leeds close to the city centre end of this year.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Sunday 8 March 2009, 01:44:25 PM
Probably the right thread to post it in; with the days starting to get longer (clocks go forward soon don't they?), I'll hopefully have more time to play football and the such like more, even if its just kickabouts with flatmates and stuff. I try to be active where possible so this is a great chance  :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Clay on Sunday 8 March 2009, 01:50:28 PM
Went off the rails a bit this weekend like  :blush:

Think bordem has had a lot to do with it, oh well, start again tomorrow.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Atticus on Sunday 8 March 2009, 02:06:59 PM
Not in bad shape as it is, but getting accepted onto the summer camp has kicked my arse into gear. I eat really well as it is, but have kicked the booze altogether (wasn't exactly a big drinker anyway, just the binge every couple of weeks) and also given up chocolate/cakes/sweets/crisps/biscuits until I'm out there (had gone a bit mental on these over Christmas, for me). Given all that up for 3 months+ at a time before so not worried about willpower or anything.

Joined Fitness First for 3 months (£80) and have been 2 times this week for about 2 hours apiece, heading there later at 6pm. Been doing about 85% of my max HR for 20 minutes with a 5 minute warm-up/5 minute cool down to begin with (bike/cross-trainer/rower). Play 11-a-side every week as it is and now a bit of 5-a-side too, when I'm not crocked/knackered!

Basically the first week is over at the end of today and I've done what I wanted to within it. Plan for next week is to get to the gym attendance boosted up to 4 times while playing another full 90 minutes on Wednesday.

I'm not so much after losing weight as I am toning up and improving my cardiovascular fitness.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 8 March 2009, 02:36:12 PM
Went off the rails a bit this weekend like  :blush:

Think bordem has had a lot to do with it, oh well, start again tomorrow.

Dont punish yourself for a week off matey. Just get back on track. I made this mistake before, and decended into old ways pretty fast. Keep up the good work. :)

Not going gym. Can't be assed. Going to get some pizza as well.  :angel:

(1 pizza a week is better than the 6 or 7 I was eating before) :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 9 March 2009, 10:12:11 PM
Worked my arse off in the gym tonight:

40 minutes on the bike (25mins at a decent pace [90-100rpm] then for the last 15 mins a kind of HIIT thing of 45 seconds at 140-145rpm then 90-100 rpm for a 75 seconds, repeat).

3 sets of 10 reps bench press (80kg)
2 sets of 8 reps bench press (100kg)

2 sets of 15 dips then 1 set of 10

3 sets of Tricep pull down rope (70kg)

2 sets of 50 crunches on the ab machine (50kg)
50 ab thingies (arms holding you up pulling your knees up to your chest)

20 minutes on the bike as a warm down (70-90rpm)

Was there for about 2 hours.

I looked like this when I left the gym  :kinnear:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ridman on Monday 9 March 2009, 10:13:59 PM
Worked my arse off in the gym tonight:

40 minutes on the bike (25mins at a decent pace [90-100rpm] then for the last 15 mins a kind of HIIT thing of 45 seconds at 140-145rpm then 90-100 rpm for a 75 seconds, repeat).

3 sets of 10 reps bench press (80kg)
2 sets of 8 repts bench press (100kg)

2 sets of 15 dips then 1 set of 10

3 sets of Tricep pull down rope (70kg)

2 sets of 50 crunches on the ab machine (50kg)
50 ab thingies (arms holding you up pulling your knees up to your chest)

20 minutes on the bike as a warm down (70-90rpm)

Was there for about 2 hours.

I looked like this when I left the gym  :kinnear:
I got tired just from reading and imagining myself doing all of that  :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 9 March 2009, 11:41:26 PM
I don't even know what half the things you did were never mind how tired you were afterwards.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Tuesday 10 March 2009, 03:30:27 PM
Worked my arse off in the gym tonight:

40 minutes on the bike (25mins at a decent pace [90-100rpm] then for the last 15 mins a kind of HIIT thing of 45 seconds at 140-145rpm then 90-100 rpm for a 75 seconds, repeat).

3 sets of 10 reps bench press (80kg)
2 sets of 8 reps bench press (100kg)

2 sets of 15 dips then 1 set of 10

3 sets of Tricep pull down rope (70kg)

2 sets of 50 crunches on the ab machine (50kg)
50 ab thingies (arms holding you up pulling your knees up to your chest)

20 minutes on the bike as a warm down (70-90rpm)

Was there for about 2 hours.

I looked like this when I left the gym  :kinnear:

f*** me. Good going matey.

Couldn't even think to try doing that! :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Tuesday 10 March 2009, 04:38:20 PM
for those struggling to do cardio down at the gym, try out this next time there's a match on telly (quite a few places have skysports).

Choose a cardio machine

Set the resistance/level to a 'comfortable' level (i.e. jogging pace or the equivalent)

Begin when the half starts at 40-60% effort.

Whenever the game stops (foul, throw-in, goal, corner, etc), increase your effort to 80-90% for as long as the ball remains dead.

When the game restarts, go back to the previous 40-60% level.

Use any injury time as your cool down.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Tuesday 10 March 2009, 05:12:42 PM
That's genius. If I had a bike machine or similar at home I'd do that easily.

Great suggestion, that.  O0
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 10 March 2009, 08:25:24 PM
Tonights:

35 minutes on the bike 90-100 rpm

Back
Wide Lat Pulldown
4 x 10 reps (50kg)

Narrow Lat Pulldown
4 x 10 reps (50kg)
3 x 10 reps (60kg)
1 x 8 reps (60kg)

Shoulders/Delts
Deltoid Press
6 x 10 reps (50kg)

Legs
Horizontal leg press
3 x 20 reps (110kg)

Seated Leg Curl
3 x 20 reps (50kg)

Leg Extensions
3 x 20 reps (40kg), that one really hurt. Thought I had done myself some damage at first

Arms (Biceps)
Bicep Curl
4 x 10 reps (50kg)
2 x 10 reps (55kg)
1 x 10 reps (60kg)
1 x 8 reps (60kg)


Didn't do much of a warm down tonight but it is about a 2 mile walk home so that will do.

I know I am probably doing too much each time and its supposed to be one big muscle, one small but I can't be arsed to work out a proper routine giving me enough time to rest each thing and fit it all in to 4 days out of 7.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Tuesday 10 March 2009, 10:46:20 PM
Ran 5 miles in 36 minutes. That'll do for me, none of that fancy expensive lifting like cage up there.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Gorilla on Wednesday 11 March 2009, 10:46:16 AM
Ran 5 miles in 36 minutes. That'll do for me, none of that fancy expensive lifting like cage up there.
Aye thats mainly what I do, just run about, much cheaper,  if I need to build muscle, I just lift up the fridge or sofa.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Gash? on Wednesday 11 March 2009, 04:43:58 PM
Ran 5 miles in 36 minutes. That'll do for me, none of that fancy expensive lifting like cage up there.
Aye thats mainly what I do, just run about, much cheaper,  if I need to build muscle, I just lift up the fridge or sofa.
(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/723/thehulkod2003.jpg)
?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 14 March 2009, 08:07:16 PM
Another 0.5lbs off today. That is 13 altogether. Happy bunny here.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Saturday 14 March 2009, 08:27:56 PM
Good stuff. :thup:

Don't forget some weeks will be easier than others, but keep at it.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 14 March 2009, 11:38:36 PM
s*** week for me. Maintained though.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 15 March 2009, 11:40:52 AM
Hit the 2 stone lost mark but I have had a bad weekend and I am a pound under again  :blush: :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Sunday 15 March 2009, 09:01:03 PM
I've lost 15lbs in 2 weeks, hopefully it'll slow down soon, coming off waaay too quickly. :(
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 15 March 2009, 09:03:34 PM
That is quite a lot in 2 weeks! :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Sunday 15 March 2009, 09:16:02 PM
I've lost 15lbs in 2 weeks, hopefully it'll slow down soon, coming off waaay too quickly. :(

Have you got a tapeworm?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Sunday 15 March 2009, 10:01:38 PM
Nah, only been happening since I decided to try and get into shape again, just eating a lot better and excercising. It's just water anyway, it should slow down soon,
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Gorilla on Monday 16 March 2009, 12:45:33 PM
Ran 5 miles in 36 minutes. That'll do for me, none of that fancy expensive lifting like cage up there.
Aye thats mainly what I do, just run about, much cheaper,  if I need to build muscle, I just lift up the fridge or sofa.
(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/723/thehulkod2003.jpg)
?
Ha, I honestly think anything you do at the gym can be done at home using various items.  Also if you wwant to be strong its better to build muscle ina  more practical way,  I know people who can lift alot at the gym but because there muscle's are working in a way that will not benefit you theres no point, an example of this is benchpressing, yes itll make you stronger and in general you'll be able to lift more stuff but that exercise is primarily going to make you good at lifting stuff off your chest which in my experience is quite rare, anything that heavy would have killed you.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Tooj on Monday 16 March 2009, 02:07:24 PM
I've lost 15lbs in 2 weeks, hopefully it'll slow down soon, coming off waaay too quickly. :(

Have you seen your local GP? :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Monday 16 March 2009, 05:57:11 PM
Nah, i'll be alright, im a fat b****** anyway and have been drinking loads too (the downfall in my recent getting fit), probably loads of the liquid off that which ive p*ssed back out :p
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Monday 16 March 2009, 06:05:17 PM
Did my first proper weights session with a mate from Chester. Went well.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ash on Monday 16 March 2009, 07:13:38 PM
Started back on my health kick today. I previously lost two stone but then put one back on and now I'm determined to get that stone off again along with a few extra pounds.

I'll be going to the gym probably five times a week and I also play 5-a-side on a Thursday which is always a good workout.

Will be cutting out the crappy food but my only problem is eating the right things to make the process of shedding fat and also turning it into muscle easier. I'll be eating plenty of fruit, veg, eggs, beans, lean meat, tuna, chicken and yoghurt, along with drinking plenty of water and milk. Any other suggestions? My big problem will be cutting out bread, absolutely love it. I'll limit how much I have but it will be wholemeal only.

First time at the gym in ages today but it felt really good. Did a short warm-up followed by a 20 minute weight session. I then ran 8.02km in 35 minutes on the cross-trainer, finishing off with 15 minutes on the bike and a cool down.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Monday 16 March 2009, 07:29:45 PM
Started back on my health kick today. I previously lost two stone but then put one back on and now I'm determined to get that stone off again along with a few extra pounds.

I'll be going to the gym probably five times a week and I also play 5-a-side on a Thursday which is always a good workout.

Will be cutting out the crappy food but my only problem is eating the right things to make the process of shedding fat and also turning it into muscle easier. I'll be eating plenty of fruit, veg, eggs, beans, lean meat, tuna, chicken and yoghurt, along with drinking plenty of water and milk. Any other suggestions? My big problem will be cutting out bread, absolutely love it. I'll limit how much I have but it will be wholemeal only.

First time at the gym in ages today but it felt really good. Did a short warm-up followed by a 20 minute weight session. I then ran 8.02km in 35 minutes on the cross-trainer, finishing off with 15 minutes on the bike and a cool down.

Get on the pittas and the wholemeal like you said. Plus interval/HIIT is the most effective way to shed fat cardio-wise, plus you're done in 20 minutes.

You'll also notice a massive boost for your Rugby.  O0
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ash on Monday 16 March 2009, 08:04:19 PM
Started back on my health kick today. I previously lost two stone but then put one back on and now I'm determined to get that stone off again along with a few extra pounds.

I'll be going to the gym probably five times a week and I also play 5-a-side on a Thursday which is always a good workout.

Will be cutting out the crappy food but my only problem is eating the right things to make the process of shedding fat and also turning it into muscle easier. I'll be eating plenty of fruit, veg, eggs, beans, lean meat, tuna, chicken and yoghurt, along with drinking plenty of water and milk. Any other suggestions? My big problem will be cutting out bread, absolutely love it. I'll limit how much I have but it will be wholemeal only.

First time at the gym in ages today but it felt really good. Did a short warm-up followed by a 20 minute weight session. I then ran 8.02km in 35 minutes on the cross-trainer, finishing off with 15 minutes on the bike and a cool down.

Get on the pittas and the wholemeal like you said. Plus interval/HIIT is the most effective way to shed fat cardio-wise, plus you're done in 20 minutes.

You'll also notice a massive boost for your Rugby.  O0

HIIT is more enjoyable too in my opinon, found that when I've done it in the past anyway.

I don't think I'll need that big a boost to be stood in the stands watching. ;)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 16 March 2009, 08:34:05 PM
HIIT is f***ing quality, mainly down to the fact the time goes so quickly because you really don't want to do your next sprint session :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: S.S.R. on Monday 16 March 2009, 08:38:42 PM
I tend to use the HTT method. Reading massive paragraphs that go nowhere, boring the fat off.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 16 March 2009, 08:41:44 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Tuesday 17 March 2009, 09:06:19 AM
What is HIIT?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Tuesday 17 March 2009, 11:29:30 AM
High Intensity Interval Training. For example you'll jog for 60 seconds then go into a 30 second sprint and repeat. Great for loosing weight and CV.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: themanupstairs on Tuesday 17 March 2009, 12:34:41 PM

 Well I've decided this is the year I will finally hit my ideal weight. I'm turning 30 in a few months, and the whole growing old lark is motivating me to do it. I lost about 18 kgs in 2 yrs recently, but have leveled out for a year. Now I need to make the final push and get 8-10 kgs off once and for all. By the summer!

 I play 5-a side every Monday religiously (sometimes twice a week), and I do 2 hrs of Yang style Tai Chi (form + power training) on Tuesdays. I've signed up with a friend of mine who is built like a brick house and is a great personal trainer and motivator. Will be starting gym next week, and swimming once the weather gets better in May (i live in Cyprus).

 Not too sure what I'll do about food yet. I already eat well during the week, but f*** about and booze up on the weekends. Not sure whether or not to keep it that way as some sort of reward.

 Will update with my progress. Wish me luck you c***s  :p

 Great thread and some great work being done by people around here. Keep it up :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Tuesday 17 March 2009, 12:39:25 PM
Do 2hr wankathons count?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: themanupstairs on Tuesday 17 March 2009, 12:40:52 PM
Do 2hr wankathons count?

 Only if you have fat wrists
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Tuesday 17 March 2009, 12:51:16 PM

 Well I've decided this is the year I will finally hit my ideal weight. I'm turning 30 in a few months, and the whole growing old lark is motivating me to do it. I lost about 18 kgs in 2 yrs recently, but have leveled out for a year. Now I need to make the final push and get 8-10 kgs off once and for all. By the summer!

 I play 5-a side every Monday religiously (sometimes twice a week), and I do 2 hrs of Yang style Tai Chi (form + power training) on Tuesdays. I've signed up with a friend of mine who is built like a brick house and is a great personal trainer and motivator. Will be starting gym next week, and swimming once the weather gets better in May (i live in Cyprus).

 Not too sure what I'll do about food yet. I already eat well during the week, but f*** about and booze up on the weekends. Not sure whether or not to keep it that way as some sort of reward.

 Will update with my progress. Wish me luck you c***s  :p

 Great thread and some great work being done by people around here. Keep it up :thup:

Try a fortnight without the booze etc on the weekend and see how you feel. You may be surprised just how much of any gains you make are wiped out by your sessions, moderate them and reap the rewards
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: themanupstairs on Tuesday 17 March 2009, 01:16:10 PM

 Well I've decided this is the year I will finally hit my ideal weight. I'm turning 30 in a few months, and the whole growing old lark is motivating me to do it. I lost about 18 kgs in 2 yrs recently, but have leveled out for a year. Now I need to make the final push and get 8-10 kgs off once and for all. By the summer!

 I play 5-a side every Monday religiously (sometimes twice a week), and I do 2 hrs of Yang style Tai Chi (form + power training) on Tuesdays. I've signed up with a friend of mine who is built like a brick house and is a great personal trainer and motivator. Will be starting gym next week, and swimming once the weather gets better in May (i live in Cyprus).

 Not too sure what I'll do about food yet. I already eat well during the week, but f*** about and booze up on the weekends. Not sure whether or not to keep it that way as some sort of reward.

 Will update with my progress. Wish me luck you c***s  :p

 Great thread and some great work being done by people around here. Keep it up :thup:

Try a fortnight without the booze etc on the weekend and see how you feel. You may be surprised just how much of any gains you make are wiped out by your sessions, moderate them and reap the rewards

 Trouble is, it always seems to be SOMEONE's birthday/engagement/graduation bollocks, and boozing ends up being the main event. I have to say though that I find myself quite fond of the weekend drink nowadays than I ever was when I was younger. I don't drink during the week, and don't feel the need to....until the weekend rolls around  :undecided:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Tuesday 17 March 2009, 06:14:41 PM
Hit the gym today.

30 mins cross trainer.

Jumped around the various weight machines. High reps low weight.
Lat Pulldown
Pec press thing
Deltoid Press
Horizontal leg press
Seated Leg Curl
Leg Extensions
Seated Row thing (pull towards yourself)
Another row thing (push away)
Calf raises



15 mins HIIT (by this time I was absloutely f***ed)

Lost 10lb so far in 3 and a bit weeks. (Nearly 11lb)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 17 March 2009, 08:24:43 PM
Twinged something in my back today, rest day tomorrow though so will hopefully be feeling better on Thursday.

HIIT is really good, can't believe I have left it so long without giving it a try. Really does f*** you over and every write up I have read about it thinks its the bollocks for losing weight/getting fit.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jill on Tuesday 17 March 2009, 09:40:30 PM
This thread is making me feel really lazy.  :-[

Going to (attempt to) get up and go for a run tomorrow before work I think. :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ash on Tuesday 17 March 2009, 10:59:44 PM
Did HIIT on the cross-trainer today. Went off at a good pace for five minutes, ran all out for a minute, decent pace for two, all out for a minute and so on for 25 minutes in total followed by a five minute cool down. Felt it a lot more than yesterday!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Wednesday 18 March 2009, 06:10:24 PM
Hit the gym today.

35 mins cross trainer.

Jumped around the various weight machines. High reps low weight.
Lat Pulldown
Pec press thing
Deltoid Press
Horizontal leg press
Seated Leg Curl
Leg Extensions
Seated Row thing (pull towards yourself)
Another row thing (push away)
Calf raises


5 minutes row. Couldn't manage nee more. Couldn't walk up the stairs haha.

Lost 11lb so far in 3 and a bit weeks

I ache.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 18 March 2009, 06:47:20 PM
they should call this place The United States of Cheese. So, SO much cheese eaten in the last 10days.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: HTT on Wednesday 18 March 2009, 08:00:02 PM
You set of b******s. Every time I see this thread I'm reminded of my poor diet and lifestyle and while there is zero fat on me and I'm quite toned I know my health will only get worse unless I improve that diet and balance that lifestyle. Thanks lads and lasses.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Wednesday 18 March 2009, 08:27:40 PM
You set of b******s. Every time I see this thread I'm reminded of my poor diet and lifestyle and while there is zero fat on me and I'm quite toned I know my health will only get worse unless I improve that diet and balance that lifestyle. Thanks lads and lasses.


 :angry:

Now I know that isn't the be-all-and-end-all, but stuff like that still gets me jealous.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Pilko on Wednesday 18 March 2009, 08:30:47 PM
I'm not exactly toned but I'm far from fat. I gained 3 and a half lbs in the last 12 weeks, which is progress (yes, I realise this is the weight LOSS thread but meh - it still takes effort). :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Wednesday 18 March 2009, 11:11:26 PM
This thread is populated entirely by men with minds of women.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Thursday 19 March 2009, 09:22:18 AM
This thread is populated entirely by men with minds of women.

That's why you wanted to get involved I assume.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Thursday 19 March 2009, 10:11:35 AM
This thread is populated entirely by men with minds of women.

That's why you wanted to get involved I assume.

All this bicep talk is making me horny.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: themanupstairs on Thursday 19 March 2009, 10:16:41 AM
This thread is populated entirely by men with minds of women.

That's why you wanted to get involved I assume.

All this bicep talk is making me horny.

What's happened to you lately parklife?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 19 March 2009, 10:31:06 AM
This thread is populated entirely by men with minds of women.

Excuse me? Hellooooooo!!! Woman here!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 19 March 2009, 10:35:39 AM
Went over on my ankle at football the other night, out of exercise for a week or so :(
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Thursday 19 March 2009, 10:57:18 AM
This thread is populated entirely by men with minds of women.

Excuse me? Hellooooooo!!! Woman here!

Or women with minds of men?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: themanupstairs on Thursday 19 March 2009, 10:58:29 AM
Went over on my ankle at football the other night, out of exercise for a week or so :(

 Have you had it checked out? Same thing happened to me, and for some reason I had a feeling I should get it checked the following day. Was out for 5 weeks
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 19 March 2009, 11:06:47 AM
Went over on my ankle at football the other night, out of exercise for a week or so :(

 Have you had it checked out? Same thing happened to me, and for some reason I had a feeling I should get it checked the following day. Was out for 5 weeks

I haven't, but it's already improved a lot and is much more mobile. It hurt quite a bit at the time but I could pretty much tell it was more a tweak than a proper sprain.

I won't do anything until it feels much better though.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Thursday 19 March 2009, 11:39:07 AM
This thread is populated entirely by men with minds of women.

That's why you wanted to get involved I assume.

All this bicep talk is making me horny.
Just you wait until Gejon posts a picture.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 21 March 2009, 11:17:55 AM
Lost a pound and a half this week, so that's me over the stone. Lost 14.5lbs altogether now.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 21 March 2009, 11:21:05 AM
Good work Blefuscu :thup:

This is going to be a bad feel days for me, think I will be avoiding the scales for a couple of weeks! :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Saturday 21 March 2009, 11:54:16 AM
Cracking stuff toonlass, keep it up.

Looks like you're losing weight at a sustainable rate, which is even better.  :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 21 March 2009, 11:56:36 AM
Just weighed myself and I have lost about a pound. Pretty sure I will still put on about 7 by Wednesday!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ash on Monday 23 March 2009, 04:53:01 PM
First 'proper' weigh-in today. Lost 4lbs in the last week after losing 3lbs the previous week (although I hadn't properly started my health kick then). 7lbs in two weeks will more than do though.

This week will be tough as I'm away in London over the weekend which will result in eating nothing but s***. :D Going to really work myself at the gym this week to make sure that the weekend's festivities won't affect me too much
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Tuesday 24 March 2009, 01:50:08 PM
I hit a plateau. :( Sticking at it though.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: hallihg on Tuesday 24 March 2009, 04:08:33 PM
I hit a plateau. :( Sticking at it though.

Yeah just keep up what youre doing (if youve not been cheating), and try to push through it. It also helps to try to rotate your program around a little, especially if youre doing a lot of lifting.

I was doing excellent a month ago, then i hit probably my worst plateau so far since i began exercising. But the wheels are turning once again, and ive lost another 14 pounds since i wrote in this thread in january. Altogether its around 80 lbs now lost.

I gave the endurance running a break and switched to HIIT after reading about it here and I feel it pumps up my pulse a lot more. So keep the tips and work out stories coming, its informative, motivating and fun to read while bored at work.   :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Tuesday 24 March 2009, 05:38:17 PM
What do most of you lot weigh? Can I have it in Kg.

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Tuesday 24 March 2009, 05:39:09 PM
What do most of you lot weigh? Can I have it in Kg.



What? All of us together? :yikes:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 24 March 2009, 05:54:46 PM
Just weighed myself and I have lost about a pound.

Did you have a s*** before you weighed yourself?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Tuesday 24 March 2009, 05:56:11 PM
Just weighed myself and I have lost about a pound.

Did you have a s*** before you weighed yourself?

Is that considered cheating? ???
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 24 March 2009, 10:45:09 PM
Just weighed myself and I have lost about a pound.

Did you have a s*** before you weighed yourself?

Can't remember now. Had a bad time food wise since Friday because I haven't been able to sort my own food out. Have been to the gym twice and swimming twice though. Will see what I weigh tomorrow but if I haven't gone up I would be surprised.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ember on Wednesday 25 March 2009, 02:42:43 PM
Just done HIIT for first time in ages and now I'm f***ed.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jimburst on Friday 27 March 2009, 06:12:16 PM
Was wondering what the craic is with rowing machines? How long is a good amount of time to go on one for, and what type of exercise is it?

Just my parents have dumped their old one in my room, had a go for 45 minutes now and my legs and arms feel like I've had a good go, but my stomach and general out of breathness don't seem like they've been worked much really. I just want to lose weight, not build any muscle, you see :).
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 27 March 2009, 06:15:37 PM
45 minutes is plenty.

Look up HIIT for a good way to lose weight and get fit.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jimburst on Friday 27 March 2009, 06:21:27 PM
45 minutes is plenty.

Look up HIIT for a good way to lose weight and get fit.

High intensity interval training? Is that where you sprint somewhere, then jog, then sprint, then jog, type idea? never stopping?

Where would I do it? I can't afford the gym you see, all I've got is this rowing machine...
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 27 March 2009, 06:27:13 PM
Can't see why you couldn't do it on a rowing machine. Yeah it as you say.

Try:

5 mins warm up
30 second sprint, 1 minute rest, 30 second sprint etc..  for 15 mins
5 mins warm down

You may want to look on the net for a better example and what times you should do for each though.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jimburst on Friday 27 March 2009, 06:29:13 PM
Can't see why you couldn't do it on a rowing machine. Yeah it as you say.

Try:

5 mins warm up
30 second sprint, 1 minute rest, 30 second sprint etc..  for 15 mins
5 mins warm down

You may want to look on the net for a better example and what times you should do for each though.

Ta bruv ;), I assume the rest is just lower intensity, rather than stopping? :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 27 March 2009, 06:31:31 PM
Thats what I do, but it is a lot lower (about half).

Its apparently a lot more effective than just running/sitting on a bike/rowing for an hour at a "steady" pace.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 28 March 2009, 11:04:59 AM
half a pound on, haven't deviated from my diet at all so am a bit cheesed off.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 28 March 2009, 11:16:17 AM
It will happen, don't worry about it just keep going.

I put on 3 pounds last week (although that was entirely my fault) but have dropped 2 pounds this week.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 28 March 2009, 04:55:20 PM
Maintained again this week. Been at work every day so diet/exercise is a bit off. Not surprised :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 29 March 2009, 08:23:26 PM
So what are good foods to eat then? I have been surprised by some of the things I have found out that are actually good for you.

My diet now consists of:

Breakfast - Porridge

10.30 - Protein Shake

Lunch - Chicken. Lettuce, Cheese (not much) sometimes peas. Occasionally have one of those thin Cadbury chocolates.

3.00 - Snack-A-Jack disc

4.00 - Protein Shake (Gym days only)

7.30/8pm - Meat and peas

10pm - Protein shake

I know I should really be having a shake just after a session at the gym but it doesn't really leave much time between then and dinner.

I do have chocolate and sometimes crisps (quavers and the lighter ones). I only drink water, no sugar squash or coke/sprite zero.

I have heard Brazil nuts and other nuts can be good for you but don't know too much about it. I do need to cut down on snacking a bit more if I want to get to the point when I am completely happy (if ever) I just can't be arsed really! :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Sunday 29 March 2009, 08:34:38 PM
One of the funniest things about Brazil Nuts:

Chocolate covered brazil nuts have less calories per 100g than plain brazil nuts.

My work here is done.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 29 March 2009, 08:37:52 PM
So there are less calories in chocolate than there is in nuts :lol:

Its not just about calories though is it? Its what else is in whatever it is you are eating (ie a packet of crisps may have less calories than 100g of chicken but is a lot worse for you).
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 29 March 2009, 09:11:46 PM
Burnt off 4300 calories riding today  :smug:

But did run out as as I approached Newcastle. Stopped off at a garage to to pick up 600 calories worth of flapjacks and Lucozade to get back home.

How's your programme coming along Cajun?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ash on Monday 30 March 2009, 12:02:41 AM
I may need to step up my weight loss a little (or a lot). There is a challenge taking place in August that I want to take part in but it will require me to be super-fit. Need to decide pretty soon if I take up the challenge or not as I have to raise around £10k in sponsorship money the last time I checked. Really big decision on whether to take part in the challenge or not; I really want to, desperately want to in fact, but I don't know if my body will be up to it. :undecided:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jimburst on Monday 30 March 2009, 12:56:07 AM
I may need to step up my weight loss a little (or a lot). There is a challenge taking place in August that I want to take part in but it will require me to be super-fit. Need to decide pretty soon if I take up the challenge or not as I have to raise around £10k in sponsorship money the last time I checked. Really big decision on whether to take part in the challenge or not; I really want to, desperately want to in fact, but I don't know if my body will be up to it. :undecided:

Well, sign yourself up for it, and let the 10k be an incentive not to let down people with all the money raised.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Monday 30 March 2009, 01:17:35 AM
So what are good foods to eat then? I have been surprised by some of the things I have found out that are actually good for you.

I have heard Brazil nuts and other nuts can be good for you but don't know too much about it. I do need to cut down on snacking a bit more if I want to get to the point when I am completely happy (if ever) I just can't be arsed really! :D

Beef jerky is really good if you like it, quite a decent amount of protein in and low calories. As for the nuts, they are good as they have alot of good fatsin them but mainly used if your on a bulk as they have tonnes of calories. Something like celery is good to snack on for loosing weight aswell, you use virtually all the calories you get from it to eat it, doesn't tast great though imo
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 30 March 2009, 08:06:31 PM
So what are good foods to eat then? I have been surprised by some of the things I have found out that are actually good for you.

I have heard Brazil nuts and other nuts can be good for you but don't know too much about it. I do need to cut down on snacking a bit more if I want to get to the point when I am completely happy (if ever) I just can't be arsed really! :D

Beef jerky is really good if you like it, quite a decent amount of protein in and low calories. As for the nuts, they are good as they have alot of good fatsin them but mainly used if your on a bulk as they have tonnes of calories. Something like celery is good to snack on for loosing weight aswell, you use virtually all the calories you get from it to eat it, doesn't tast great though imo

I do indeed like Jerky :thup:

I did 30/30 HIIT tonight, was absolutely f***ed. My heart was beating so hard at the end my head was throbbing, I thought I was going to collapse I even started dropping things :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Tuesday 31 March 2009, 02:35:37 PM
Back to the gym today for the first time in a couple of weeks (injury). Went fairly well and had a good weights & cardio work-out (more effective than individual weights for me - not looking to bulk up).

Flicking back through my food diary over the past 2 weeks:

- I've drank alcohol on 10 of the 14 days (oops!), of which 6 have been more than just a glass of wine or pint/can of cider/beer.

Won't be doing as much 'socialising' over the next few weeks so this should naturally curtail itself.

- Along with drinking them as mixers when out socialising, I've also been drinking fizzy drinks (coke or d.coke) in the past week (4 of 7 days).

Having noticed that I'm feeling far more tired and low on energy after drinking these drinks, I'm sticking with my water & tea (cheaper too).

- Have had 'fast food' or takeaway 4 times in the past 2 weeks, compared to the same number in the period from January - middle of March.

Lifestyle has dictated this to a certain extent, need to get to Grainger Market on Saturday to stock up on food.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 31 March 2009, 08:40:50 PM
I have been to the gym 17 times this month and swimming twice. Have had two massive gym sessions the last two days which has made me feel really good. I lost the weight I put on last weekend.

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Wednesday 1 April 2009, 12:52:39 PM
I have been to the gym 17 times this month and swimming twice. Have had two massive gym sessions the last two days which has made me feel really good. I lost the weight I put on last weekend.



According to my diary I went to the gym on 24/31 days in January...they put my name up (in 3rd) on the "most attendees" list (although they only had me down for 19 visits - apparently it only counts if you have your card swiped)

Feeling slightly embarrassed by having my name up in reception (I'm not a gym buff), I went to the gym just 7/28 days in Feb and 5/31 days in March; however, lifestyle [away in Feb & early March] and injury [last 2 weeks of March] have influenced this.

To counter that, I have been playing football at least 2/3 times a week, sometimes even 4 times(!), up until the last couple of weeks in March (injured) so the hard work in January hasn't been wasted.

April is currently 1/1 days :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 2 April 2009, 09:04:59 PM
Went to the gym tonight with a couple of lads from work who are all about "body building". Really not my cup of tea, when "we" finished I felt like I had done nothing. Stayed for about an hour after they left to do my own thing but still felt like a wasted session.

Got to make my excuses in future but really don't know what to say.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 4 April 2009, 11:05:38 AM
2.5lbs off this week  :celb: That's 16.5 in total now, YAY!!!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Saturday 4 April 2009, 11:21:17 AM
Great stuff. :)

Keep at it!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 5 April 2009, 03:02:40 PM
Burnt off 4300 calories riding today  :smug:

But did run out as as I approached Newcastle. Stopped off at a garage to to pick up 600 calories worth of flapjacks and Lucozade to get back home.

How's your programme coming along Cajun?

Sorry mate just read your edit  :blush:

I am a bit "between routines" at the moment. I am going to start lifting heavier weights for the next few weeks doing HIIT 2-3 times a week (if I get to the gym on a Sunday) but not much (if any) more cardio.

Not really sure what my aims are at the moment, I assume I will probably start to put a bit of weight on now.  If I do I will probably end up going back to a more cardio based routine  :laugh:

I am planning a holiday for around August so I will definitely be working hard over the next few months whatever happens.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Wullie on Sunday 5 April 2009, 03:30:14 PM
I've lost tons of weight recently, I'm able to get back into jeans that I'd written off. Walk everywhere and eat less - f*** the gym.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Sunday 5 April 2009, 03:44:38 PM
Another 3lbs, havent weighed myself in 2 weeks, the first week I had a shocker including a takeaway and went to laus. Still i'd of happy to of been on an even footing going into today so 3lbs is still good.

20lbs lost so far :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 5 April 2009, 08:43:13 PM
Got told I am "getting very skinny" today :lol: thats a bit over the top but it still makes you feel good to hear stuff like that!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: themanupstairs on Monday 6 April 2009, 03:41:52 PM

 New diet regiment I've been given by the PT:

 
 Meal 1: 5 eggs (1 whole, 4 minus yoke) + 80g banana + 1 kiwi

 Meal 2: 150g chicken + 100g rice or potato + broccoli + 1 tbs olive oil

 Meal 3: 1 can Tuna in water + 100g rice or potato + cabbage + 1 tbs olive oil

 Meal 4: 150g chicken or white fish or tuna + 50g almonds or walnuts

 Meal 5: Same as Meal 4

 1,200 calorie diet to go along with 2 hrs of cardio a day

 Let's see where this path leads to...
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Disco on Monday 6 April 2009, 03:47:31 PM
Need to start doing some running or cardio before this football match otherwise im going to seriously embarress myself. Its boring as f*** though so i'll probably sack it off.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Thursday 9 April 2009, 12:07:17 AM
Tried to bulk the last month or so, put on 3/4 of a stone   :kinnear: Most of it must have been fat i'm guessing  :lol:. Comapred my lifting weights from starting at the turn of the year and most have improved a decent amount, so not all bad.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 9 April 2009, 12:10:38 AM
I'm supposed to be playing footie this Sunday as there is a celebration of my local's football teams 25 year anniversary..all of the ex-players are turning out,in sections of the match to play against the current team.Trouble is,I've ballooned since i last played,and fear the worst,so i'm seriously considering inventing an injury.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Steggy on Thursday 9 April 2009, 12:29:20 AM
I'm supposed to be playing footie this Sunday as there is a celebration of my local's football teams 25 year anniversary..all of the ex-players are turning out,in sections of the match to play against the current team.Trouble is,I've ballooned since i last played,and fear the worst,so i'm seriously considering inventing an injury.

Thats pathetic man. Get out there and be proud of who your are.


PS. If you do go with inventing an injury say you've sprained your wrist. (p*ss easy to fake, no visible difference, works everytime) :snod:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 9 April 2009, 12:32:16 AM
I'm supposed to be playing footie this Sunday as there is a celebration of my local's football teams 25 year anniversary..all of the ex-players are turning out,in sections of the match to play against the current team.Trouble is,I've ballooned since i last played,and fear the worst,so i'm seriously considering inventing an injury.



Thats pathetic man. Get out there and be proud of who your are.


PS. If you do go with inventing an injury say you've sprained your wrist. (p*ss easy to fake, no visible difference, works everytime) :snod:



Can't get out of a footie game with a sprained wrist man...no,i'll probably play.You've made me see sense Ad.But if i have a coronary....on your head be it!! ;D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Steggy on Thursday 9 April 2009, 12:34:48 AM
I'm supposed to be playing footie this Sunday as there is a celebration of my local's football teams 25 year anniversary..all of the ex-players are turning out,in sections of the match to play against the current team.Trouble is,I've ballooned since i last played,and fear the worst,so i'm seriously considering inventing an injury.



Thats pathetic man. Get out there and be proud of who your are.


PS. If you do go with inventing an injury say you've sprained your wrist. (p*ss easy to fake, no visible difference, works everytime) :snod:



Can't get out of a footie game with a sprained wrist man...no,i'll probably play.You've made me see sense Ad.But if i have a coronary....on your head be it!! ;D

Of course you can. Just imagine if you fell over on an actual sprained wrist whilst playing football. It would hurt like f***.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 9 April 2009, 12:36:22 AM
I'm supposed to be playing footie this Sunday as there is a celebration of my local's football teams 25 year anniversary..all of the ex-players are turning out,in sections of the match to play against the current team.Trouble is,I've ballooned since i last played,and fear the worst,so i'm seriously considering inventing an injury.



Thats pathetic man. Get out there and be proud of who your are.


PS. If you do go with inventing an injury say you've sprained your wrist. (p*ss easy to fake, no visible difference, works everytime) :snod:



Can't get out of a footie game with a sprained wrist man...no,i'll probably play.You've made me see sense Ad.But if i have a coronary....on your head be it!! ;D

Of course you can. Just imagine if you fell over on an actual sprained wrist whilst playing football. It would hurt like f***.

Especially if it coincided with a coronary!!!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Steggy on Thursday 9 April 2009, 12:41:53 AM
I'm supposed to be playing footie this Sunday as there is a celebration of my local's football teams 25 year anniversary..all of the ex-players are turning out,in sections of the match to play against the current team.Trouble is,I've ballooned since i last played,and fear the worst,so i'm seriously considering inventing an injury.



Thats pathetic man. Get out there and be proud of who your are.


PS. If you do go with inventing an injury say you've sprained your wrist. (p*ss easy to fake, no visible difference, works everytime) :snod:



Can't get out of a footie game with a sprained wrist man...no,i'll probably play.You've made me see sense Ad.But if i have a coronary....on your head be it!! ;D

Of course you can. Just imagine if you fell over on an actual sprained wrist whilst playing football. It would hurt like f***.

Especially if it coincided with a coronary!!!

Indeed billytray, indeed. :no:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Thursday 9 April 2009, 12:43:35 AM
I'm supposed to be playing footie this Sunday as there is a celebration of my local's football teams 25 year anniversary..all of the ex-players are turning out,in sections of the match to play against the current team.Trouble is,I've ballooned since i last played,and fear the worst,so i'm seriously considering inventing an injury.



Thats pathetic man. Get out there and be proud of who your are.


PS. If you do go with inventing an injury say you've sprained your wrist. (p*ss easy to fake, no visible difference, works everytime) :snod:



Can't get out of a footie game with a sprained wrist man...no,i'll probably play.You've made me see sense Ad.But if i have a coronary....on your head be it!! ;D

Say you've broken your finger and take months out.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 9 April 2009, 12:50:24 AM
No...even i can manage the 5-10 minutes expected of me...centre mid too...I will take that position name to the nth degree I tell thee.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Wullie on Friday 10 April 2009, 10:26:48 PM
Finally got round to weighing myself today, since I got back off holiday at the end of January, I've lost about a stone and a half. Kick ass.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: optimistic nit on Saturday 11 April 2009, 01:53:27 AM
wullie you really dont need to be thinking about losing weight unless you've put about 10 stone on in the last few months. :razz:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jimburst on Saturday 11 April 2009, 02:14:39 AM
wullie you really dont need to be thinking about losing weight unless you've put about 10 stone on in the last few months. :razz:

Thats exactly what I was thinking :lol:, last time I saw you, you were about half my weight!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 11 April 2009, 11:29:28 AM
Lost about 2-3 pounds.

I know, like Wullie I really didn't need to lose any weight  :shifty:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 11 April 2009, 01:00:15 PM
Stayed the same this week. Not bothered though, its a marathon not a sprint. Onwards and upwards.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 11 April 2009, 01:02:37 PM
Exactly that, maintaining is good and will happen every now and then just need to not let it get to you.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 11 April 2009, 01:05:17 PM
Exactly that, maintaining is good and will happen every now and then just need to not let it get to you.

I am ok about it tbh, I have had a bit of a poor week. Head is in a funny place tbh and so I am starting again today and hoping that I can get my head back into it.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 11 April 2009, 01:14:20 PM
Keep it up honey, makes you (well me) feel so much happier even though you do have "I am still fat!" days.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 11 April 2009, 01:17:09 PM
Keep it up honey, makes you (well me) feel so much happier even though you do have "I am still fat!" days.

Thanks  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 18 April 2009, 11:05:10 AM
Lost 3lbs this week.  :celb: 19.5lbs in total. Am well made up  :celb:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Saturday 18 April 2009, 08:26:33 PM
Gonna try this on Tuesday...

http://www.davidfairlambfitness.co.uk/beach_bootcamp.html

Turns out there's a group training session down on Longsands beach every Tuesday. Looks like the bloke in the blue Nike vest is the one to beat  :frantic:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Sunday 19 April 2009, 10:19:37 AM
Another 2lbs lost.
That's 23lbs so far, woop. ;)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 19 April 2009, 11:11:09 AM
lost 2lb. 12 lb in total :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Sunday 19 April 2009, 11:21:07 AM
It'd be interesting to see what teh cumulative total for everybody lose weight was.


But I cant be bothered to add it :p
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 19 April 2009, 11:36:27 AM
I am starting an 8 week training programme from Monday. I am still hovering around the same weight.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 19 April 2009, 05:20:58 PM
Started running this week as well 1.5l of water a day.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Sunday 19 April 2009, 07:23:16 PM
Gonna try this on Tuesday...

http://www.davidfairlambfitness.co.uk/beach_bootcamp.html

Turns out there's a group training session down on Longsands beach every Tuesday. Looks like the bloke in the blue Nike vest is the one to beat  :frantic:

Note it doesn't tell you the price.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: S.S.R. on Sunday 19 April 2009, 07:47:35 PM
Gonna try this on Tuesday...

http://www.davidfairlambfitness.co.uk/beach_bootcamp.html

Turns out there's a group training session down on Longsands beach every Tuesday. Looks like the bloke in the blue Nike vest is the one to beat  :frantic:

Note it doesn't tell you the price.

If you hang around the outskirts and copy everyone else, he can't charge you. It's not his beach.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 20 April 2009, 06:52:36 PM
Another 2lbs lost.
That's 23lbs so far, woop. ;)

Well done Joey mate
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 20 April 2009, 06:54:45 PM
It'd be interesting to see what teh cumulative total for everybody lose weight was.


But I cant be bothered to add it :p

Well you, me and Spins have lost 54.5lbs between us which is over 3 and a half stone. Nice one us!!!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Monday 20 April 2009, 07:14:57 PM
Nice work peeps hit the gym today. Going again tomorrow. Back on the plan now. Wooo.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 20 April 2009, 07:30:32 PM
I tried on a **inch waste pair of jeans today and they fit, thats about 3 sizes down from last year :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Monday 20 April 2009, 08:07:34 PM
I'm down a size. Awesome. Need to go down in tops though. Fed up of the crap I can buy. Good motivation though.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Monday 20 April 2009, 08:57:58 PM
I tried on a **inch waste pair of jeans today and they fit, thats about 3 sizes down from last year :D

Did you accidentally hold shift when you wrote 88inch?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 20 April 2009, 08:58:51 PM
I tried on a **inch waste pair of jeans today and they fit, thats about 3 sizes down from last year :D

Did you accidentally hold shift when you wrote 88inch?

Fat fingers and that.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Monday 20 April 2009, 10:06:19 PM
It'd be interesting to see what teh cumulative total for everybody lose weight was.


But I cant be bothered to add it :p

Well you, me and Spins have lost 54.5lbs between us which is over 3 and a half stone. Nice one us!!!

Woohoo.

I'll have to keep check on you's then :p.

I've just noticed what I wrote, how the hell did I manage to mess the sentance up like that so much?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 21 April 2009, 01:34:16 PM
I wish I had more exercise buddies, would blatantly play Squash almost daily if I could.

Anyway, lost about 2.5kg in last month or so. Weight is weird. I seem to stay at a weight for a week, then drop a Kilo in a day. Maybe I should poop more often.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Tuesday 21 April 2009, 02:02:40 PM
I wish I had more exercise buddies, would blatantly play Squash almost daily if I could.

Anyway, lost about 2.5kg in last month or so. Weight is weird. I seem to stay at a weight for a week, then drop a Kilo in a day. Maybe I should poop more often.

The answer to that is to not weigh yourself too regularly. Set a day and only weigh yourself on that day.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 25 April 2009, 01:01:58 PM
Another 2lbs off this week. 21.5lbs in total, or 1 and a half stone and half a pound, yay!!!  :celb:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Saturday 25 April 2009, 01:14:20 PM
Top work! Don't stop now though. :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 25 April 2009, 01:17:39 PM
Top work! Don't stop now though. :)

Oh no, I have no intention on giving up. Am made up with how I am doing.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Saturday 25 April 2009, 01:50:29 PM
Yeah congrats keep going, soon as it starts coming off it makes you more determined, I weigh myself tomorrow, i'd be happy with 2lbs lost too.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Sunday 26 April 2009, 03:00:11 PM
3lbs lost, woohoo.
Thats 26lbs now ;)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 26 April 2009, 03:02:44 PM
Stayed the same :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 26 April 2009, 05:21:25 PM
Bought a medium mens t-shirt today and it fits with room to spare. Probably not a lot to some people but from where I was I think a 5ft 10/11 man fitting into a medium t-shirt is pretty good.

Bought another t-shirt from somewhere else to see as you know different makes/shops etc sizes can be different but still fits lovely  :snod:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ash on Tuesday 28 April 2009, 11:32:03 PM
Really can't be arsed with this anymore, lacking motivation.

Might start going to the gym again until my membership runs out at the end of May, just can't bring myself to get there though. The thing for me is I'd rather play sports to keep me entertained as opposed to just running/rowing at the gym.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 28 April 2009, 11:35:28 PM
Obsessed with the gym at the moment.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ash on Tuesday 28 April 2009, 11:43:07 PM
Obsessed with the gym at the moment.

b******. :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: McCormick on Tuesday 28 April 2009, 11:43:12 PM
I had a phase where I was completely obsessed as well but now with work being as hectic as it is I don't have time to do anything other than weighted press-ups and crunches.

Six-pacs are the most elusive b******s in the world by the way, they f*** off like the french in a war if you stop doing crunches for a week. It's the most annoying thing tbh, you kill yourself doing the weighted crunches, the V-ups, the cardio but unless you're anaemically skinny (in which case they show up regardless) they seem to disappear in less time than it takes to get them.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Keefaz on Tuesday 28 April 2009, 11:51:05 PM
Have been on my feet for almost a year doing a lot of manual work and have lost a lot of weight and got muscles I never knew existed. Still a bit of a belly, though, somehow.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Wednesday 29 April 2009, 12:18:18 AM
I had a phase where I was completely obsessed as well but now with work being as hectic as it is I don't have time to do anything other than weighted press-ups and crunches.

Six-pacs are the most elusive b******s in the world by the way, they f*** off like the french in a war if you stop doing crunches for a week. It's the most annoying thing tbh, you kill yourself doing the weighted crunches, the V-ups, the cardio but unless you're anaemically skinny (in which case they show up regardless) they seem to disappear in less time than it takes to get them.

It's only a low body fat % that gives you the 6 pac look. Most people with 6 pacs won't do any specific ab work at all.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: McCormick on Wednesday 29 April 2009, 12:24:35 AM
I had a phase where I was completely obsessed as well but now with work being as hectic as it is I don't have time to do anything other than weighted press-ups and crunches.

Six-pacs are the most elusive b******s in the world by the way, they f*** off like the french in a war if you stop doing crunches for a week. It's the most annoying thing tbh, you kill yourself doing the weighted crunches, the V-ups, the cardio but unless you're anaemically skinny (in which case they show up regardless) they seem to disappear in less time than it takes to get them.

It's only a low body fat % that gives you the 6 pac look. Most people with 6 pacs won't do any specific ab work at all.

My body fat is reasonably low I would imagine, seeing as I have a very athletic physique. For me they seem to come and go.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 29 April 2009, 08:52:44 PM
Top tip: don't eat those Texican Whoppers at Burger King.

They're nice but:

997 calories
60g fat
17g sat fat
1.5g salt

per burger. :kasper:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: themanupstairs on Thursday 30 April 2009, 09:52:16 AM
Top tip: don't eat those Texican Whoppers at Burger King.

They're nice but:

997 calories
60g fat
17g sat fat
1.5g salt

per burger. :kasper:


 damn! my entire day's intake consists of 1200 calories spread over 5 meals!!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 30 April 2009, 09:58:06 AM
Christ on a segway! I cant even watch the advert for it now. It would put 2lbs on me.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 4 May 2009, 10:01:45 AM
Lost another 2-3 pounds this week. My target before holiday is 1 pound a week so its a good start.

Its stupid how food works really though, I have been struggling to eat as much as I am supposed to but still lost.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: themanupstairs on Monday 4 May 2009, 10:07:06 AM

 Been on the Ketonic cycle thing since 6th of April. Lost 5kg already, but have retained ALL my muscle mass which is brilliant.

 10 kg to go and I'm laughing.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Monday 4 May 2009, 11:41:45 AM
Lost 2lbs. :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Monday 4 May 2009, 03:44:08 PM
It's much harder to keep motivated when your not fat, but you need tone, without making muscles big etc.

Struggling like f***. Have really good days, then the next day i'll eat something stupidly s*** and f*** everything that i've done up.

It's all in the head.
'
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 5 May 2009, 07:41:54 PM
It's much harder to keep motivated when your not fat, but you need tone, without making muscles big etc.

Struggling like f***. Have really good days, then the next day i'll eat something stupidly s*** and f*** everything that i've done up.

It's all in the head.
'

Forbidden word!  :kasper:

Somehow I have managed to scare myself enough not to eat s*** food now.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: LucaAltieri on Tuesday 5 May 2009, 09:58:33 PM
I need to know what you call those pegs that you use to set the weight on a multi gym so I can buy a spare.

Anyone got an idea?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 9 May 2009, 10:43:28 AM
I need to know what you call those pegs that you use to set the weight on a multi gym so I can buy a spare.

Anyone got an idea?

Sorry mate, no idea.


I can't remember how much I lost last week etc.. but since I started going to the gym just over a year ago I have lost 34 pounds.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Menace on Saturday 9 May 2009, 05:28:34 PM
Put on half a stone despite following the same routine for the last 3 months to try and lose weight.

Gerrin.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Saturday 9 May 2009, 05:30:06 PM
They are called hitch pins anyway not pegs.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: S.S.R. on Saturday 9 May 2009, 05:49:18 PM
Lost half a stone already on the Divorce Diet.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 10 May 2009, 10:35:44 AM
I was one of those that said eating crisps and chocolate now and then won't do you any harm, I have completely cut them out for the past 2 weeks and lost nearly half a stone.

I have changed my training routine aswell but I can't see that alone making that much difference.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 10 May 2009, 05:14:30 PM
I still only lost a stone but i'll go harder when Uni's finished.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 10 May 2009, 05:15:28 PM
I still only lost a stone but i'll go harder when Uni's finished.

You haven't been trying that long have you? :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Sunday 10 May 2009, 05:26:30 PM
Another 3lbs gone.

That's ummm, 29lbs now. Huzzah.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Sunday 10 May 2009, 05:43:00 PM
Another 3lbs gone.

That's ummm, 29lbs now. Huzzah.

That's brilliant!  :celb:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Thursday 14 May 2009, 01:39:34 PM
Thought i'd share this, a lad i play football with. Brilliant turnaround, shows what can be achieved with hard work.

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v359/85/78/752121498/n752121498_1467882_3963.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v359/85/78/752121498/n752121498_1467883_4213.jpg)

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v359/85/78/752121498/n752121498_1467877_2508.jpg)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 14 May 2009, 01:42:19 PM
That's brilliant, I'm printing that out for inspiration. Any idea what he did?

I was doing well recently, but really went backwards the last few weeks.

I weighed 16st last week! That means I'd be a super heavyweight if I was a boxer! Not good at all, although some of it is probably increased muscle.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 14 May 2009, 01:43:21 PM
Whatever  :'( :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 14 May 2009, 01:45:10 PM
That's brilliant, I'm printing that out for inspiration. Any idea what he did?

I was doing well recently, but really went backwards the last few weeks.

I weighed 16st last week! That means I'd be a super heavyweight if I was a boxer! Not good at all, although some of it is probably increased muscle.

To get like that a f***ing load of hardwork, weighing everything you eat. Sticking to certain foods and never straying, I imagine he hasn't touched alcohol since he started trying to get in shape. Specific training to target every muscle.

An incredible amount of commitment!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 14 May 2009, 01:46:54 PM
That's brilliant, I'm printing that out for inspiration. Any idea what he did?

I was doing well recently, but really went backwards the last few weeks.

I weighed 16st last week! That means I'd be a super heavyweight if I was a boxer! Not good at all, although some of it is probably increased muscle.

To get like that a f***ing load of hardwork, weighing everything you eat. Sticking to certain foods and never straying, I imagine he hasn't touched alcohol since he started trying to get in shape.

An incredible amount of commitment!

Yeah, sure you're right.

I could easily give up alchohol, all I need to kick is cravings for rubbish food. If I could do that I'd be set.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Thursday 14 May 2009, 01:47:54 PM
Is the tan part of his workout regime too?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 14 May 2009, 01:49:41 PM
I have managed to scare myself away from eating s*** now. I started a new routine which was dependent on me eating the right stuff, before the new routine I was kind of stuck at a certain weight for a while then I lost a good amount of weight and now I am so scared it will go back on again if I get back into the crisps. chocolate etc.. that I just can't bring myself to eat them.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 14 May 2009, 01:50:24 PM
Is the tan part of his workout regime too?

He probably just spends much more time with his top off, I would!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 14 May 2009, 01:50:56 PM
Is the tan part of his workout regime too?

He probably just spends much more time with his top off, I would!

So would I :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 14 May 2009, 01:51:42 PM
I have managed to scare myself away from eating s*** now. I started a new routine which was dependent on me eating the right stuff, before the new routine I was kind of stuck at a certain weight for a while then I lost a good amount of weight and now I am so scared it will go back on again if I get back into the crisps. chocolate etc.. that I just can't bring myself to eat them.

Think I can do it, it really is amazing how quickly my weight changes when I eat better - I see results straight away.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 14 May 2009, 01:54:11 PM
I have managed to scare myself away from eating s*** now. I started a new routine which was dependent on me eating the right stuff, before the new routine I was kind of stuck at a certain weight for a while then I lost a good amount of weight and now I am so scared it will go back on again if I get back into the crisps. chocolate etc.. that I just can't bring myself to eat them.

Think I can do it, it really is amazing how quickly my weight changes when I eat better - I see results straight away.

I am eating every 3 hours, quite a lot too (I sometimes have to force myself) but because I am eating the right stuff I am losing weight.

My target before holiday was a pound a week but I have lost 5-6 pounds in 2 weeks (weigh myself again Monday). I am training hard though, I do weight training 3 nights a week and HIIT sessions 2-3 times a week.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Thursday 14 May 2009, 01:57:41 PM
1st to second picture was just eating alot less calories, playing football a couple of times a week and follwing a proper routine at the gym.
From the 2nd to last picture was the really strict diet plan, with very high protein/carb ratio an no alcohol in this time. This was over 13 weeks with 3 days of full body workouts and 2 days HIIT.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 14 May 2009, 01:59:41 PM
I have managed to scare myself away from eating s*** now. I started a new routine which was dependent on me eating the right stuff, before the new routine I was kind of stuck at a certain weight for a while then I lost a good amount of weight and now I am so scared it will go back on again if I get back into the crisps. chocolate etc.. that I just can't bring myself to eat them.

Think I can do it, it really is amazing how quickly my weight changes when I eat better - I see results straight away.

I am eating every 3 hours, quite a lot too (I sometimes have to force myself) but because I am eating the right stuff I am losing weight.

My target before holiday was a pound a week but I have lost 5-6 pounds in 2 weeks (weigh myself again Monday). I am training hard though, I do weight training 3 nights a week and HIIT sessions 2-3 times a week.

Sounds good, I do football 3 times a week, I just want to add the weight training in between. I've got a really good routine to do, just need to get it going.

Any motivation tips for the food? Did you struggle to change?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 14 May 2009, 02:00:36 PM
1st to second picture was just eating alot less calories, playing football a couple of times a week and follwing a proper routine at the gym.
From the 2nd to last picture was the really strict diet plan, with very high protein/carb ratio an no alcohol in this time. This was over 13 weeks with 3 days of full body workouts and 2 days HIIT.

It's hard work, but it's not impossible to imagine. Cheers.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 14 May 2009, 02:09:18 PM
I have managed to scare myself away from eating s*** now. I started a new routine which was dependent on me eating the right stuff, before the new routine I was kind of stuck at a certain weight for a while then I lost a good amount of weight and now I am so scared it will go back on again if I get back into the crisps. chocolate etc.. that I just can't bring myself to eat them.

Think I can do it, it really is amazing how quickly my weight changes when I eat better - I see results straight away.

I am eating every 3 hours, quite a lot too (I sometimes have to force myself) but because I am eating the right stuff I am losing weight.

My target before holiday was a pound a week but I have lost 5-6 pounds in 2 weeks (weigh myself again Monday). I am training hard though, I do weight training 3 nights a week and HIIT sessions 2-3 times a week.

Sounds good, I do football 3 times a week, I just want to add the weight training in between. I've got a really good routine to do, just need to get it going.

Any motivation tips for the food? Did you struggle to change?

I struggled to change for ages (as in giving up crisps and chocolate), I do sometimes eat a snack a jack disc as a replacement for crisps (41 calories, 0.2g sugar, 0.6g fat, 0.1g saturates and 0.4g salt) but have completely foregone chocolate.

I used to excuse things like that because "its only xxx calories, I have probably only eaten xxxx today so have space" but thats the wrong idea completely imo. I have only just started to learn the difference between good and bad food. I only looked at calories and not what the food actually gives you, what your body needs and uses.

All I really eat now is pasta, chicken, peas, sweetcorn, tuna, beef, chocolate flavoured protein shake (my chocolate fix), oranges, bananas, nuts etc.. I also think because I am eating so regular I am never hungry enough to get cravings for the s*** food, although one the odd time I am have scared myself off it.

The biggest change I think was realising that I am using excuses, it has helped that I started training with a complete f***ing mentalist who is absolutely obsessed with this s*** and would "tell me off" if I ever eat crap (and I have been completely honest when writing out my food/drink intake).
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 14 May 2009, 02:10:55 PM
1st to second picture was just eating alot less calories, playing football a couple of times a week and follwing a proper routine at the gym.
From the 2nd to last picture was the really strict diet plan, with very high protein/carb ratio an no alcohol in this time. This was over 13 weeks with 3 days of full body workouts and 2 days HIIT.

Thats a bloody impressive difference in 13 weeks, I know people who have trained for year with a properly strict diet, never touching alcohol etc and they don't look nearly as good as that.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 14 May 2009, 02:12:41 PM
wondering - when u eat pasta etc for dinner, do u ppl work out beforehand or after...
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 14 May 2009, 02:12:59 PM
All good info... I know all about food and what I should be eating, I'm just finding it really hard to change my habits.

I read a quote once, "living successfully is just forming the right habits", so true.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 14 May 2009, 02:15:38 PM
wondering - when u eat pasta etc for dinner, do u ppl work out beforehand or after...

I have it before but I know people who have it before and after. I have pasta at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm (train at 5.30pmish).

Anyway I have off to sulk the gym for a HIIT session  :laugh: have fun.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Thursday 14 May 2009, 02:47:30 PM
that lad is immense - any chance you can get an exact workout list?

would be interesting to see a few of us on here start it in....September? that way you have the summer to enjoy yourself/start eating 'properly'

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 14 May 2009, 03:10:26 PM
that lad is immense - any chance you can get an exact workout list?

would be interesting to see a few of us on here start it in....September? that way you have the summer to enjoy yourself/start eating 'properly'


I'll start as soon as possible, even if we don't all do exactly the same workouts we've got the same objective. 

I'd rather do it before the summer though, don't want to carry on like I am until September... it's getting me down already.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: themanupstairs on Thursday 14 May 2009, 03:57:10 PM
I have managed to scare myself away from eating s*** now. I started a new routine which was dependent on me eating the right stuff, before the new routine I was kind of stuck at a certain weight for a while then I lost a good amount of weight and now I am so scared it will go back on again if I get back into the crisps. chocolate etc.. that I just can't bring myself to eat them.

Think I can do it, it really is amazing how quickly my weight changes when I eat better - I see results straight away.

I am eating every 3 hours, quite a lot too (I sometimes have to force myself) but because I am eating the right stuff I am losing weight.

My target before holiday was a pound a week but I have lost 5-6 pounds in 2 weeks (weigh myself again Monday). I am training hard though, I do weight training 3 nights a week and HIIT sessions 2-3 times a week.

Sounds good, I do football 3 times a week, I just want to add the weight training in between. I've got a really good routine to do, just need to get it going.

Any motivation tips for the food? Did you struggle to change?

 Regarding the food, imo it's all in the preparation. If you can figure out a good preparation mechanism/routine, weighing your food, and eating every last bit of it, you will have no problems.

 I have been on a high protein/mid fat/low carb/tons of broccoli diet for over a month now, and only strayed for 4 days during a mate's long wedding weekend. The key I find is the time spent to prepare the food for the next day at work.

 In terms of exercise, I play football on Mondays, Tai Chi on Tuesdays, and I'm at the gym doing weights and cardio 3 times the rest of the week. Saturdays I go for a light jog on the beach for 10km. Sundays are free to eat whatever the hell I want, and just relax.

 I've already dropped around 5 kgs, and have 10 kgs to go.

 
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 14 May 2009, 04:23:19 PM
Yes, I do need to make the time to prepare food for lunch. The worst things I eat are probably at lunch times when I'm starving.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: S.S.R. on Thursday 14 May 2009, 04:52:24 PM
Judging by the size of that guy's upper torso, he had already developed a lot of muscle mass, and simply needed to strip the fat away and et voila!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 14 May 2009, 04:54:46 PM
Judging by the size of that guy's upper torso, he had already developed a lot of muscle mass, and simply needed to strip the fat away and et voila!

Aye he did look fairly well built to start with, its still bloody impressive if he managed to go from the 2nd pic to the last one in 13 weeks mind.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 14 May 2009, 06:00:11 PM
Our local council has a thing called "health start" which I qualify for through being diabetic. I am away for my first session at the leisure centre tomorrow. Am quite looking forward to it.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Thursday 14 May 2009, 06:35:30 PM
what is it though?

Ian W - I'll start straight away but I thought some people might want to enjoy the summer...

Pics up tonight? O0
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 14 May 2009, 06:46:40 PM
"Health Start is our popular and extremely successful GP exercise on referral scheme.  This is a partnership scheme between Blyth Valley Arts and Leisure and Northumberland Care Trust to provide opportunities for those with medical conditions to take part in different activities in a supervised setting.  The scheme lasts for 12 weeks and during this time, staff will help to make the right activity choices for you.  All GP surgeries in Blyth Valley are able to refer their patients onto the scheme, so if you live in the area, you can join in the scheme by first discussing the option with your GP or Practice Nurse.

The scheme has developed over the last 15 years form small beginnings to now offering 520 places per year.  The main emphasis is to get people more active to help prevent heart disease and diabetes.  Staff are highly trained and have a good knowledge of safe but effective exercise for many medical conditions.


Health Quest
Health Quest is one of the options that are available after you have completed Health Start.  Health Quest consists of daytime activity sessions that include badminton, short tennis, fitness classes, gym use and swimming.  These sessions are not as highly supervised as Health Start but qualified staff are still there to provide any advice required."

http://www.bval.co.uk/Default.aspx?page=361
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 14 May 2009, 09:32:25 PM
what is it though?

Ian W - I'll start straight away but I thought some people might want to enjoy the summer...

Pics up tonight? O0

I'll get a pic done at the weekend, not sure about posting it on here though! Surely I'm inviting abuse, don't want to make it too easy for people :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Tooj on Friday 15 May 2009, 09:29:52 AM
Yes, I do need to make the time to prepare food for lunch. The worst things I eat are probably at lunch times when I'm starving.

Same here actually. I can never be arsed to make anything decent the night before that would set me in good stead. Doesn't help that the cantine at work sells lush food n arl.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 15 May 2009, 09:30:34 AM
Just get a job at my place. You'll never eat canteen food again.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 15 May 2009, 10:34:51 AM
Think of all that money you would save making lunch at home :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Tooj on Friday 15 May 2009, 10:41:57 AM
Think of all that money you would save making lunch at home :)

I know that man. It's just a case of finding the variety really and putting in the effort.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 15 May 2009, 10:43:42 AM
Think of all that money you would save making lunch at home :)

I know that man. It's just a case of finding the variety really and putting in the effort.

Mmmmmm variety.

I have chicken, pasta and sweetcorn/peas with no sort of sauce EVERY day :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: madras on Friday 15 May 2009, 10:47:11 AM
Think of all that money you would save making lunch at home :)

I know that man. It's just a case of finding the variety really and putting in the effort.

Mmmmmm variety.

I have chicken, pasta and sweetcorn/peas with no sort of sauce EVERY day :lol:
salads dead easy. you can get the big bags that'll do you for 3 or 4 days. chuck in some red onion,peppers, tuna or grilled chicken and a sauce/vinegarette is easy to make in 20secs.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 15 May 2009, 10:49:23 AM
I need the carbs.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: themanupstairs on Friday 15 May 2009, 12:16:55 PM
Think of all that money you would save making lunch at home :)

I know that man. It's just a case of finding the variety really and putting in the effort.

Mmmmmm variety.

I have chicken, pasta and sweetcorn/peas with no sort of sauce EVERY day :lol:

 Aye. My regiment is exactly the same every single day apart from Sundays.

 Eggs, Kiwi, Banana, Chicken, White fish, Tuna, Rice, Potato, Broccoli, Almonds, Olive Oil.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 15 May 2009, 12:24:50 PM
I have started having a weird reaction to bananas recently which is a pain in the arse because its one of the few fruits I like (fussy f***er).
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Friday 15 May 2009, 12:33:58 PM
I have started having a weird reaction to bananas recently which is a pain in the arse because its one of the few fruits I like (fussy f***er).

You are supposed to insert them in the other end of your body man  :lol:  O0
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 15 May 2009, 12:38:03 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jill on Friday 15 May 2009, 12:55:24 PM
Right, when I get paid on Tuesday I'm going to invest in some scales and start this properly.

I've already cut down on a lot of crap foods and reduced my alcohol intake (weekends are still the killer so got to work on those - will be easier once the season is over..) I've also been going home for lunch which means I eat healthier foods and get an extra 20mins walking each day. I already feel healthier and have noticed small things, like I'm less out of breath when walking up a load of stairs etc. Need to actually make sure I'm losing weight though, hence the scales, and I need to start doing more exercise - will probably get back into going for runs before work - before attempting.. the gym.  :kasper:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: themanupstairs on Friday 15 May 2009, 03:42:59 PM
Right, when I get paid on Tuesday I'm going to invest in some scales and start this properly.

I've already cut down on a lot of crap foods and reduced my alcohol intake (weekends are still the killer so got to work on those - will be easier once the season is over..) I've also been going home for lunch which means I eat healthier foods and get an extra 20mins walking each day. I already feel healthier and have noticed small things, like I'm less out of breath when walking up a load of stairs etc. Need to actually make sure I'm losing weight though, hence the scales, and I need to start doing more exercise - will probably get back into going for runs before work - before attempting.. the gym.  :kasper:

 DA DA DA DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

 THE GYM!!!!  :kasper:

  :omg:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Keefaz on Friday 15 May 2009, 06:03:11 PM
Going for a run. Not sure I really believe in gyms, tbh.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: S.S.R. on Friday 15 May 2009, 06:04:46 PM
Going for a run. Not sure I really believe in gyms, tbh.

They do exist, I've seen em.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Saturday 16 May 2009, 01:18:51 AM
Going for a run. Not sure I really believe in gyms, tbh.

They do exist, I've seen em.
People say they've seen aliens. Bollocks imo.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Sunday 17 May 2009, 11:44:34 AM
Have now lost 22lbs in total.  :celb:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 17 May 2009, 12:32:43 PM
Started a low calorie, low fat, high protein diet on Wednesday night. Did high intensity running Wednesday lunch time, beach circuit training Friday morning, 75 mile cycle this morning and weights for 1 hour per day. Dropped from 12 stone 4 to 11 stone 13 in 5 days  :celb:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 17 May 2009, 12:39:53 PM
75 f***ing miles. :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: LucaAltieri on Sunday 17 May 2009, 12:43:50 PM
Started a low calorie, low fat, high protein diet on Wednesday night. Did high intensity running Wednesday lunch time, beach circuit training Friday morning, 75 mile cycle this morning and weights for 1 hour per day. Dropped from 12 stone 4 to 11 stone 13 in 5 days  :celb:

Aye, but you're still a Tory bummer boy.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Sunday 17 May 2009, 12:50:54 PM
Started a low calorie, low fat, high protein diet on Wednesday night. Did high intensity running Wednesday lunch time, beach circuit training Friday morning, 75 mile cycle this morning and weights for 1 hour per day. Dropped from 12 stone 4 to 11 stone 13 in 5 days  :celb:

Aye, but you're still a Tory bummer boy.

:lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 17 May 2009, 12:57:35 PM
Started a low calorie, low fat, high protein diet on Wednesday night. Did high intensity running Wednesday lunch time, beach circuit training Friday morning, 75 mile cycle this morning and weights for 1 hour per day. Dropped from 12 stone 4 to 11 stone 13 in 5 days  :celb:

Aye, but you're still a Tory bummer boy.

yeah yeah  :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Keefaz on Sunday 17 May 2009, 01:15:35 PM
Started a low calorie, low fat, high protein diet on Wednesday night. Did high intensity running Wednesday lunch time, beach circuit training Friday morning, 75 mile cycle this morning and weights for 1 hour per day. Dropped from 12 stone 4 to 11 stone 13 in 5 days  :celb:


Lazy t***.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 17 May 2009, 09:28:22 PM
Right from now on I'm posting in this thread every day, because I'm fed up of screwing up.

I put on 3lbs this week. f***ing s***.

Now total lost of 8lbs. Which is crap.

So, this week I'm going to try my best.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Keefaz on Sunday 17 May 2009, 09:34:01 PM
Went for a run today. Exactly the same route as I took on Friday but was twice as hard today. Nearly died.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 17 May 2009, 09:44:53 PM
Went for a run today. Exactly the same route as I took on Friday but was twice as hard today. Nearly died.

Sure I walked past you in town yesterday as you were getting onto Metro. Think it was you anyways Tony.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 17 May 2009, 09:48:25 PM
Right from now on I'm posting in this thread every day, because I'm fed up of screwing up.

I put on 3lbs this week. f***ing s***.

Now total lost of 8lbs. Which is crap.

So, this week I'm going to try my best.

Full bladder and bowels?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Keefaz on Sunday 17 May 2009, 09:48:54 PM
Went for a run today. Exactly the same route as I took on Friday but was twice as hard today. Nearly died.

Sure I walked past you in town yesterday as you were getting onto Metro. Think it was you anyways Tony.

Might've been. Did I look ripped and glowing with health?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 17 May 2009, 09:51:28 PM
Started a low calorie, low fat, high protein diet on Wednesday night. Did high intensity running Wednesday lunch time, beach circuit training Friday morning, 75 mile cycle this morning and weights for 1 hour per day. Dropped from 12 stone 4 to 11 stone 13 in 5 days  :celb:

....75 Miles? ???
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 18 May 2009, 03:38:57 PM
been to the sports centre. Played badminton for an hour (not as leisurely as it sounds) and then the gym for an hour. I think I will be cursing later tonight.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: themanupstairs on Monday 18 May 2009, 03:59:59 PM
been to the sports centre. Played badminton for an hour (not as leisurely as it sounds) and then the gym for an hour. I think I will be cursing later tonight.

 well done :clap: keep it up gyal

 i'm down at the gym later for a chest and biceps workout, before going off to play an hour of football
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 18 May 2009, 08:23:28 PM
Lost a pound this week. Its slowing down but to be expected.

Went to the gym 6 times last week.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jill on Tuesday 19 May 2009, 04:59:14 PM
My motivation starts today. :D I got an email at work asking if I'd help motivate people in my section to do a charity fun run - the Sunshine Run in aid of the Sunshine Fund, which is 5km. I've already managed to get a few people to sign up, so as it's 7 weeks tomorrow I'm going to make a start on my training and actually go for jogs instead of snoozing through the alarm. I'm hoping it will be a bit easier if I have something to aim for!

By the way, it's a canny little run along the Quayside if anyone fancies something basic to aim towards.

Quite excited. :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jill on Wednesday 20 May 2009, 07:39:47 AM
Just been for a two mile brisk walk/jog. The first mile was uphill so I walked a lot of that, but jogged more on the way back down. Feel great. :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: themanupstairs on Wednesday 20 May 2009, 08:41:12 AM
Lost a pound this week. Its slowing down but to be expected.

Went to the gym 6 times last week.

 See here's the thing. I'm also gymming it, and gaining muscle weight. How do you carry on losing the fat, and hence losing overall weight while keeping (and adding) muscle size and tone?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Wednesday 20 May 2009, 08:43:00 AM
I am off to the sports centre this afternoon. Saying that my arms still ache from monday slightly. Bloody badminton will never be the same again in my eyes, lol.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: themanupstairs on Wednesday 20 May 2009, 08:44:26 AM
I am off to the sports centre this afternoon. Saying that my arms still ache from monday slightly. Bloody badminton will never be the same again in my eyes, lol.

 aye, meant to have a back/triceps workout this evening, but my arms still hurt from monday's workout, and i think i've done the lower back a tad bit.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jill on Wednesday 20 May 2009, 08:55:38 AM
I am off to the sports centre this afternoon. Saying that my arms still ache from monday slightly. Bloody badminton will never be the same again in my eyes, lol.

Badminton's class like. I've not played for years.. Might have to take it up again, and then offer a challenge!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Wednesday 20 May 2009, 11:27:09 AM
Only lost 1lb this week, could of been worse though seeing as I had dinner at the uncles last tuesday which wasn't too healthy and on weds I went to the rob lee talk in thing and had free pie and pea supper.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 20 May 2009, 11:46:19 AM
I'm eating really well this week so far, and exercised both days... off from football injured but I've been to the gym instead. Just need to keep it up for the rest of the week.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Wednesday 20 May 2009, 03:08:48 PM
Been to the gym. An hours circuit training and then an hour in the gym. Feeling invigorated and yet chilled.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Wednesday 20 May 2009, 08:13:57 PM
Eating well, gym tomorrow.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Wednesday 20 May 2009, 08:17:15 PM
I am off to the sports centre this afternoon. Saying that my arms still ache from monday slightly. Bloody badminton will never be the same again in my eyes, lol.

Badminton's class like. I've not played for years.. Might have to take it up again, and then offer a challenge!

 O0
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Gemmill on Wednesday 20 May 2009, 08:44:08 PM
Oooo eating well boys!  Gym this afternoon boys!

Mincers.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Gemmill on Wednesday 20 May 2009, 08:44:34 PM
Does my bum look big in this, boys?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Wednesday 20 May 2009, 08:57:11 PM
I'm a girl though.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 May 2009, 10:45:16 PM
Lost a pound this week. Its slowing down but to be expected.

Went to the gym 6 times last week.

Couldnt you lose a pound any time you want by just having a s*** before going on the scale?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Wednesday 20 May 2009, 11:24:31 PM
Thought i'd share this, a lad i play football with. Brilliant turnaround, shows what can be achieved with hard work.

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v359/85/78/752121498/n752121498_1467882_3963.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v359/85/78/752121498/n752121498_1467883_4213.jpg)

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v359/85/78/752121498/n752121498_1467877_2508.jpg)

Got exactly 13 weeks til my holiday...going to try and get somewhere between pic 2 and 3...
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jimburst on Thursday 21 May 2009, 12:23:03 AM
That is rather impressive like.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: madras on Thursday 21 May 2009, 12:31:21 AM
except he looks more miserable on each pic.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Southerner on Thursday 21 May 2009, 07:38:35 AM
I've got a rather awkward metabolism that makes me either gain or lose weight extremely rapidly (I can pretty much consistently lose two stone a month  or more when I try, but can also gain that much if I'm not excercising/drinking a lot,) so I have a bit of experience with this.

Generally, when I need to go into "weight-loss" mode, I have two simple rules: eat absolutely nothing outside of three meals a day, and work out thirty minutes every day at around the same time. If you can pull that off consistently, you really don't need any fancy diets or tricks.

As many have mentioned already on this thread, cardio is generally what you want to focus on for working out. Walking/running/bike riding are all good, just pick what's comfortable to you and do it daily.

This is the holy grail of proffessional bodybuilding, some would murder for this, I'm the similar in respect to this as I can put on vast amounts of muscle and shred off fat fast but I love my bread and fatty white starchy s*** to much and therefore just look like a stocky-fat-rugby-player-type.

Reguarding the weight-loss effort though I've killed off 7-stone in the past and I found the secret to this was A) Hot sauce (+ herbs ect) B) Boiled Veg C) Coffee. ( and loads of now illegal erbal supplements- ephedrine ect)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Decky on Thursday 21 May 2009, 08:52:48 AM
Finally got round to my new routine today. Worked out for half an hour, which is all I can manage seeing as I went off for a while :( Prob be back on later though. Just took some creatine and a couple of slices of bread for the carbs. Waiting about 20 minutes for my protein shake.

Its funny how working out helps you feel good, and happy aswell, wish I never stopped before. Ive also cut out the junk food and massively cut down on things like beer. Hope I stick at it and cant wait to see what I look like come Christmas after a good few months of it.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Thursday 21 May 2009, 04:49:38 PM
Gym went fine. Eating well still.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 21 May 2009, 08:37:16 PM
Lost a pound this week. Its slowing down but to be expected.

Went to the gym 6 times last week.

Couldnt you lose a pound any time you want by just having a s*** before going on the scale?

So if I s*** 14 times a week I could lose a stone? Cheers sounds really easy now you have put it like that.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 21 May 2009, 08:38:41 PM
Lost a pound this week. Its slowing down but to be expected.

Went to the gym 6 times last week.

 See here's the thing. I'm also gymming it, and gaining muscle weight. How do you carry on losing the fat, and hence losing overall weight while keeping (and adding) muscle size and tone?

I am just taking in a lot of carbs and protein, doing 2-3 HIIT sessions a week and a proper training routine. Not sure how it all works really, have just been told what to eat and how to train and I am doing it :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Thursday 21 May 2009, 11:11:22 PM
Right, with 13 weeks to go til the holiday. I figured I misewell document my exploits in here for some extra motivation...Ian_W - you still doing this 13 week challenge?

n4e - did you manage to get a detailed list of your mate's work-out programme (from photo 2 to photo 3)?

Day 1 Food

[8am] Breakfast: Bowl of porridge with sliced banana and tsp of honey. 1/2 mug of tea.

[11am] Brunch: Maltwheat bap with softcheese spread (lite), slice of smoked salmon, sundried tomatoes, grated mozarella, spinach & rocket. Mug of tea.

[12.30pm] Snack: Celery sticks with soft cheese spread (lite) or red pepper humous dip. Mug of tea.

[2.15pm] Lunch: 2/3 bag of smoked ham stuffed tortellini pasta, sundried tomatoes, grated mozarella, spinach & rocket.

[4pm] Snack: Banana & 3 x oat biscuits ("ginger stem" flavoured!)

[6pm] Tea: Maltwheat bap with softcheese spread (lite), slice of smoked salmon, sundried tomatoes, grated mozarella, spinach & rocket. Mug of tea.

[8pm] GYM: 25 mins treadmill (10 mins 13.6km ph, 20 mins 6.8km ph with incline)
3 x Circuit: 12 x Bench Press (25kg), 6x10 Ab crunch (10kg), 12 x Chest Incline Press (2 x 12.5kg dumbells), 12 x Dumbell Fly (2 x 17.5kg dumbells)
STEAM ROOM x 10mins

[9pm] Dinner: Whey powder & skimmed milk (protein shake). New potatoes, asparagus & carrots. 2 x oat biscuits ("ginger stem" flavoured!). Mug of tea.

Since 1pm I've also been drunk 2 litres of water throughout the afternoon/evening.


Here's what I look like at the moment [front & back]:
(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/8112/snapshot2009052112.jpg)

(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/3282/snapshot200905219.jpg)

Let the ribbing commence.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Thursday 21 May 2009, 11:17:46 PM
Do you have an iPhone?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Thursday 21 May 2009, 11:25:43 PM
It's best not to eat when training apparently.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Thursday 21 May 2009, 11:27:10 PM
Right, with 13 weeks to go til the holiday. I figured I misewell document my exploits in here for some extra motivation...Ian_W - you still doing this 13 week challenge?

n4e - did you manage to get a detailed list of your mate's work-out programme (from photo 2 to photo 3)?

Day 1 Food

[8am] Breakfast: Bowl of porridge with sliced banana and tsp of honey. 1/2 mug of tea.

[11am] Brunch: Maltwheat bap with softcheese spread (lite), slice of smoked salmon, sundried tomatoes, grated mozarella, spinach & rocket. Mug of tea.

[12.30pm] Snack: Celery sticks with soft cheese spread (lite) or red pepper humous dip. Mug of tea.

[2.15pm] Lunch: 2/3 bag of smoked ham stuffed tortellini pasta, sundried tomatoes, grated mozarella, spinach & rocket.

[4pm] Snack: Banana & 3 x oat biscuits ("ginger stem" flavoured!)

[6pm] Tea: Maltwheat bap with softcheese spread (lite), slice of smoked salmon, sundried tomatoes, grated mozarella, spinach & rocket. Mug of tea.

[8pm] GYM: 25 mins treadmill (10 mins 13.6km ph, 20 mins 6.8km ph with incline)
3 x Circuit: 12 x Bench Press (25kg), 6x10 Ab crunch (10kg), 12 x Chest Incline Press (2 x 12.5kg dumbells), 12 x Dumbell Fly (2 x 17.5kg dumbells)
STEAM ROOM x 10mins

[9pm] Dinner: Whey powder & skimmed milk (protein shake). New potatoes, asparagus & carrots. 2 x oat biscuits ("ginger stem" flavoured!). Mug of tea.

Since 1pm I've also been drunk 2 litres of water throughout the afternoon/evening.


Here's what I look like at the moment [front & back]:
(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/8112/snapshot2009052112.jpg)

(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/3282/snapshot200905219.jpg)

Let the ribbing commence.


What is all this horseshit?

Don't eat much before you go and eat one big meal (1 hr after training) is all you need to remember.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: 80 on Friday 22 May 2009, 12:02:07 AM
It's best not to eat when training apparently.

From speculation...

What is all this horseshit?

Don't eat much before you go and eat one big meal (1 hr after training) is all you need to remember.

...to self-assured abuse in 87 seconds.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Friday 22 May 2009, 12:04:47 AM
Do you have an iPhone?

Nope, a/s/l O0
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jayson on Friday 22 May 2009, 12:19:16 AM

Don't eat much before you go and eat one big meal (1 hr after training) is all you need to remember.

huh, who told you that nonsense ?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Friday 22 May 2009, 09:08:53 AM
get a haircut
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Friday 22 May 2009, 09:58:28 AM
It's best not to eat when training apparently.

From speculation...

What is all this horseshit?

Don't eat much before you go and eat one big meal (1 hr after training) is all you need to remember.

...to self-assured abuse in 87 seconds.

Abuse?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Friday 22 May 2009, 10:10:41 AM
got drunk last night and accidentally won a charity auction.

I get a fitness assessment, physio screening, dietary analysis and 3x personal training sessions at matt robers gym. £70. worth it?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Friday 22 May 2009, 10:34:33 AM
except he looks more miserable on each pic.

Certainly looks happier in the first pic.

Remember vitamins are stored in fat.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Friday 22 May 2009, 10:40:50 AM
except he looks more miserable on each pic.

Certainly looks happier in the first pic.

Remember vitamins are stored in fat.

both fat and fun are stored in beer.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Friday 22 May 2009, 10:52:41 AM
except he looks more miserable on each pic.

Certainly looks happier in the first pic.

Remember vitamins are stored in fat.

both fat and fun are stored in beer.

Now we're getting somewhere.  :celb:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Friday 22 May 2009, 11:47:02 AM
Why does that man seem to have make up on the 3rd pic? Why are his cheeks sunken? How long was that done over? To me, he looks as if he's done too much too soon, look at his face. How long can he sustain that or how long has he?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Friday 22 May 2009, 12:02:42 PM
Why does that man seem to have make up on the 3rd pic? Why are his cheeks sunken? How long was that done over? To me, he looks as if he's done too much too soon, look at his face. How long can he sustain that or how long has he?

Amphetamines?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: 80 on Friday 22 May 2009, 01:30:21 PM
It's best not to eat when training apparently.

From speculation...

What is all this horseshit?

Don't eat much before you go and eat one big meal (1 hr after training) is all you need to remember.

...to self-assured abuse in 87 seconds.

Abuse?

Calling other regimes horseshit sounds like something of an attack to me.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: 80 on Friday 22 May 2009, 01:30:31 PM
Why does that man seem to have make up on the 3rd pic? Why are his cheeks sunken? How long was that done over? To me, he looks as if he's done too much too soon, look at his face. How long can he sustain that or how long has he?

Probably because he has. First time I went in a gym, I wondered why they had a wall filled with pictures of black blokes. After a few sessions, I realised they were actually people I knew from the gym blacked up - helps show off the muscle definition, essentially. Bit weird, though...
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Friday 22 May 2009, 03:32:18 PM
It's best not to eat when training apparently.

From speculation...

What is all this horseshit?

Don't eat much before you go and eat one big meal (1 hr after training) is all you need to remember.

...to self-assured abuse in 87 seconds.

Abuse?

Calling other regimes horseshit sounds like something of an attack to me.

Are you serious?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: 80 on Friday 22 May 2009, 04:48:28 PM
It's best not to eat when training apparently.

From speculation...

What is all this horseshit?

Don't eat much before you go and eat one big meal (1 hr after training) is all you need to remember.

...to self-assured abuse in 87 seconds.

Abuse?

Calling other regimes horseshit sounds like something of an attack to me.

Are you serious?

I'm asking a similar question myself.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: madras on Friday 22 May 2009, 06:19:05 PM
Why does that man seem to have make up on the 3rd pic? Why are his cheeks sunken? How long was that done over? To me, he looks as if he's done too much too soon, look at his face. How long can he sustain that or how long has he?

Probably because he has. First time I went in a gym, I wondered why they had a wall filled with pictures of black blokes. After a few sessions, I realised they were actually people I knew from the gym blacked up - helps show off the muscle definition, essentially. Bit weird, though...
"bit weird"...A f***ing BIT  ?????
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: S.S.R. on Friday 22 May 2009, 07:05:10 PM
Right, with 13 weeks to go til the holiday. I figured I misewell document my exploits in here for some extra motivation...Ian_W - you still doing this 13 week challenge?

n4e - did you manage to get a detailed list of your mate's work-out programme (from photo 2 to photo 3)?

Day 1 Food

[8am] Breakfast: Bowl of porridge with sliced banana and tsp of honey. 1/2 mug of tea.

[11am] Brunch: Maltwheat bap with softcheese spread (lite), slice of smoked salmon, sundried tomatoes, grated mozarella, spinach & rocket. Mug of tea.

[12.30pm] Snack: Celery sticks with soft cheese spread (lite) or red pepper humous dip. Mug of tea.

[2.15pm] Lunch: 2/3 bag of smoked ham stuffed tortellini pasta, sundried tomatoes, grated mozarella, spinach & rocket.

[4pm] Snack: Banana & 3 x oat biscuits ("ginger stem" flavoured!)

[6pm] Tea: Maltwheat bap with softcheese spread (lite), slice of smoked salmon, sundried tomatoes, grated mozarella, spinach & rocket. Mug of tea.

[8pm] GYM: 25 mins treadmill (10 mins 13.6km ph, 20 mins 6.8km ph with incline)
3 x Circuit: 12 x Bench Press (25kg), 6x10 Ab crunch (10kg), 12 x Chest Incline Press (2 x 12.5kg dumbells), 12 x Dumbell Fly (2 x 17.5kg dumbells)
STEAM ROOM x 10mins

[9pm] Dinner: Whey powder & skimmed milk (protein shake). New potatoes, asparagus & carrots. 2 x oat biscuits ("ginger stem" flavoured!). Mug of tea.

Since 1pm I've also been drunk 2 litres of water throughout the afternoon/evening.


Here's what I look like at the moment [front & back]:

Let the ribbing commence.

Not convinced with the diet. You seem to be eating a lot of cheese.

Where's all the chicken and tuna?

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 22 May 2009, 07:06:03 PM
I have stopped trying to lose weight now. Will still weigh myself but not too fussed about it unless I start putting loads on.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Wullie on Friday 22 May 2009, 07:23:30 PM
Why does that man seem to have make up on the 3rd pic? Why are his cheeks sunken? How long was that done over? To me, he looks as if he's done too much too soon, look at his face. How long can he sustain that or how long has he?

Probably because he has. First time I went in a gym, I wondered why they had a wall filled with pictures of black blokes. After a few sessions, I realised they were actually people I knew from the gym blacked up - helps show off the muscle definition, essentially. Bit weird, though...

:lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: S.S.R. on Friday 22 May 2009, 07:28:10 PM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2lx8ks0.jpg)

:lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 22 May 2009, 07:30:07 PM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2lx8ks0.jpg)

:lol:

Hench.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Saturday 23 May 2009, 01:44:13 AM

Not convinced with the diet. You seem to be eating a lot of cheese.

Where's all the chicken and tuna?


It's one day, plus as I'm away down south this weekend, I've just been taking whatever is left in the fridge to make snacks & lunch with at work, hence the lack of variety. Lots of things will be repeated today as I've just emptied my fridge of whatever is 'fresh' and tried to use it up.

Day 2

[7.45am] Breakfast: Bowl of porridge with sliced banana and tsp of honey. Mug of tea.

[8.30am] GYM: 15 mins X-trainer (Interval 6)
3 x Circuit: 6 x Chin, 6 x Dip (12.5kg assist), 12 x Leg Curl (22.5kg/31.5kg/31.5kg ), 12 x Leg Extension (31.5kg), 6x10 Ab crunch (10kg freeweight), 12 x Leg Press (58.5kg)

[9.30am] Snack: Protein Shake

[11am] Mug of tea.

[12pm] Brunch: Granary bun with softcheese spread, 1/4 avocado, smoked salmon, plum tomatoes, spinach & rocket.

[1pm] Snack: Celery sticks with red pepper humous dip.

[2.30pm] Lunch: 125g smoked ham stuffed tortellini pasta, 2xtsp softcheese, plum tomatoes, spinach & rocket. 3 x Dbl Espresso.

[5.45pm] Tea: Granary bun with softcheese spread, 1/4 avocado, smoked salmon, spinach & rocket. Can of Redbull

[7pm] Skinny venti chai tea latte with espresso shot.

[9.30pm] Snack: Brown bun with 'ham' and mayo. Pork Pie.

[10.30pm] Large latte with dbl espresso shot.

I've also drunk 2 litres of water throughout the day.

Have been driving down south with my gran for company (hence the 'snack' at 9.30pm - was starving and didn't want to stop at a service station lest the KFC munchies take me under). Didn't get much sleep last night so I've been necking the caffeine throughout the afternoon & evening...just about managed to make it down without falling asleep.

Away for the weekend so there's no gym, lots of alcohol and less control over diet. Should be interesting.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Saturday 23 May 2009, 01:41:41 PM
Stuppedo:

At a guess that fella used this workout: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/krisgethin44.htm (http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/krisgethin44.htm)

I know a few people that have used it and it definitely has good effects if you stick to it.. although I think that the images in the photos are a little bit too good to be true.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jayson on Saturday 23 May 2009, 03:14:03 PM
Large majority of those kind of transformations like that give the illusion of being amazing only because you see more muscle definition when all the fats shredded away.

Its pretty much generally physiologically impossible that they would be gaining muscle while losing fat. Only happens on rare occasions.

So any routine when losing fat is simply about maintaining as much muscle as possible. Ie lift heavy s***, many times, fairly often & you're sorted.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Monday 25 May 2009, 02:50:29 PM
I have stopped trying to lose weight now. Will still weigh myself but not too fussed about it unless I start putting loads on.

What was the unflavoured whey like in comparison to the chocolate mint ? I get chocoalte mint usually but considering getting something differant this time.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Decky on Monday 25 May 2009, 05:01:36 PM
Strawberry is lovely, definitely my powder of choice.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 25 May 2009, 07:16:49 PM
I have stopped trying to lose weight now. Will still weigh myself but not too fussed about it unless I start putting loads on.

What was the unflavoured whey like in comparison to the chocolate mint ? I get chocoalte mint usually but considering getting something differant this time.

People I know who have tried it hate it but I think it is really nice. Just ordered some infact. It is really nice mixed with Glucose aswell.

The key to it tasting nice is adding as little water (or milk if thats what you do) to it.

When I first tried it I hated it but thats because I had it with loads of water and it just tasted f***ing rank.

I am kind of looking forward to going back from chocolate mint, chocolate mint is nice but it can get a bit much at times. Not sure if thats to do with the stuff and having chocolate as soon as I wake up or due to the fact I have cut out chocolate so as soon as I have some now I find it really sweet.

I have lost another pound this week but haven't been trying to. I will start cutting in 2 weeks time so I don't expect to lose too much again before then but should really push on before my holiday. 
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Monday 25 May 2009, 07:18:32 PM
protein powder = bullshit powder


Be a man, eat some meat and lift a rock up and down a bit.

Run up a mountain in lead boots.

Gyms are for fannys, look at that bloke on that pic caked in makeup like a bitch. Probably sucked tuna through a tube for 3 months with no alcohol or out for a diet. If you;re a fat c***, stop eating. If you're a skinny b******, eat a pie and do some pressups. It's not rocket science.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 25 May 2009, 07:21:17 PM
You are wasted if you aren't already a personal trainer :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Monday 25 May 2009, 08:18:37 PM
protein powder = bullshit powder


Be a man, eat some meat and lift a rock up and down a bit.

Run up a mountain in lead boots.

Gyms are for fannys, look at that bloke on that pic caked in makeup like a bitch. Probably sucked tuna through a tube for 3 months with no alcohol or out for a diet. If you;re a fat c***, stop eating. If you're a skinny b******, eat a pie and do some pressups. It's not rocket science.

[Thread closed/]
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 29 May 2009, 08:07:02 PM
Tried to be clever and use my protein shake as the milk in my porridge this morning, I actually sicked a little of it up  :harry: :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: womblemaster on Friday 29 May 2009, 08:13:47 PM
aparently soup makes you thin!   fact!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: S.S.R. on Friday 29 May 2009, 09:24:31 PM
aparently soup makes you thin!   fact!

Not in my experience does it. All it achieves is giving me a reason to eat eight slices of bread.

Soup is a frustrating meal; it's either scalding hot or stone cold, apart from the 20 second window of opportunity when it attains optimum temperature.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Saturday 30 May 2009, 02:43:53 AM
I have stopped trying to lose weight now. Will still weigh myself but not too fussed about it unless I start putting loads on.

What was the unflavoured whey like in comparison to the chocolate mint ? I get chocoalte mint usually but considering getting something differant this time.

People I know who have tried it hate it but I think it is really nice. Just ordered some infact. It is really nice mixed with Glucose aswell.

The key to it tasting nice is adding as little water (or milk if thats what you do) to it.

When I first tried it I hated it but thats because I had it with loads of water and it just tasted f***ing rank.

I am kind of looking forward to going back from chocolate mint, chocolate mint is nice but it can get a bit much at times. Not sure if thats to do with the stuff and having chocolate as soon as I wake up or due to the fact I have cut out chocolate so as soon as I have some now I find it really sweet.

I have lost another pound this week but haven't been trying to. I will start cutting in 2 weeks time so I don't expect to lose too much again before then but should really push on before my holiday. 

I think i'll give the strawberry a go instead of the unflavoured then as i can only just manage the choclate with water, few times been sick from it. Nearly all of mates have started taking them tren bombs, i'm not sure if they are illegal but the gym haven't exactly got them on display  :lol: . The gains are ridiculous aswell, there all adding an extra 10/15 onto there bench after only two weeks and look alot more lean. doubt i'll ever do it myself but i can now see why so many do.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 30 May 2009, 10:25:23 AM
What protein do you get? I have read quite a few people saying they can barely keep it down but all the ones I have tried have been lovely. (except when used as a milk substitute in porridge :D).

As for tren bombs I think I will be avoiding those, a 5 minute search on the internet and I have already found comments from people get really angry from it and getting random hair growth after a week of taking it  :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Saturday 30 May 2009, 01:27:27 PM
Update as I've been away/busy since last week...

Day 3

[11.30am] Breakfast: Bowl of Special K. Mug of tea.

[12.30pm] 'GYM': 35 mins X-trainer (Interval 4 & 8)

[1.30pm] Snack: Pork Pie (!) Mug of tea.

[2.30pm] Lunch: 125g smoked ham stuffed tortellini pasta, courgettes, passatta, mushrooms, peppers.

[4.30pm] BBQ: Pork Chop, Sausage, Burger, 2 x Bread Bun, Tomatoes, Reggae Reggae Sauce (special ingredient!)

[6pm - 9pm] 2 Pints Strongbow, 1 Pint Water.

[9.30pm] Dinner: Burger. 2 x Pork Chop, peppers, tomatoes. Bottle of Bulmers.

[10.30pm+] 1/2 Pint Strongbow, 1/2 Pint Carling, Whisky & coke x 2, Bottle of Brown Ale, Sambuca, Jaegermeister, Jaegerbomb.

Was down at my parent's house for the weekend, they've got themselves a cross-trainer upstairs so I had a blast on that to do some cardio, otherwise it was trying to balance being sociable and eating/drinking well...!

Day 4

[11.30am] Breakfast: Bacon Sandwich. Mug of Coffee. Mug of Tea.

[1pm - 6pm] Pre & Post Match Drinks: Bottle of Bulmers, Pint of Magners, Bottle of Koppaberg x 2, Can of Strongbow, Can of JimBean & Coke (!?!), Can of Pimms.

[8pm] Dinner: Quiche, salad, potatoes. Mug of Tea.

[10pm] Mug of Tea.

Day 5

[12pm] Brunch: Cooked English Breakfast. Mug of Tea

[4.30pm] Tea: KFC Zinger Tower Fillet Burger (@ service station). Latte

[7.30pm] Run: 10.5km - 54mins

[8.30pm] Snack: Protein Shake

[9.30pm] Dinner: Bowl of Porridge

Day 6

[8am] Breakfast: Bowl of Porridge with Banana. Mug of Tea.

[10.45am] Brunch: Bacon, Egg & Mushroom Sandwich. Mug of Tea

[12pm] Mug of Tea

[1.45pm] Lunch: Jacket Potato with tuna mayo, feta cheese & tomato, salad & coleslaw

[3.45pm] Snack: Banana and grapes.

[6.45pm] GYM: 15 mins X-trainer (Interval 6)
3 x Circuit: 12 x Bench Press (30/30/25kg), 6x10 Ab crunch (10kg), 12 x Chest Incline Press (2 x 12.5/12.5/10kg dumbells), 12 x Dumbell Fly (2 x 17.5kg dumbells)
STEAM ROOM x 10mins

[9.45pm] Dinner: STEAK(:lol:), green beans, mushrooms, onion, green leaf salad, red pepper. Mug of Tea

[10.45pm] Mug of Tea.

Day 7

[8.30am] Breakfast: Bowl of Porridge with Banana.

[11.15am] Brunch: BLT Sandwich on malted wholemeal. Mug of Tea.

[1.30pm] Lunch: Jacket Potato with bacon, lettuce & tomato mayo, salad & coleslaw. Mug of Tea.

[2.30pm] Snack: Grapes

[4.30pm] Snack: Ham & mustard sandwich on white bread*

[6.45pm] Dinner: Chicken with green leaf salad, tomato, spring onion, grated cheddar cheese, sundried tomatoes, sugarsnap peas (oil & vinegar dressing). Mug of Tea.

[8pm-10pm] Match: 2 x Pint of Water

[10.30pm] Mug of Tea

*we were supposed to be playing football at 6pm but our match got cancelled at the last minute, hence the pre-match snack (white bread, etc)

Bored myself now...will do the rest of the week tomorrow.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Decky on Saturday 30 May 2009, 02:16:26 PM
Im not having a go, but why tell us everything you are consuming during the week, in detail aswell?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jill on Saturday 30 May 2009, 02:40:50 PM
You drink a lot of tea. Are you my boss?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Pip on Saturday 30 May 2009, 02:50:31 PM
You drank tea five times on day six!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Saturday 30 May 2009, 06:08:37 PM
What protein do you get? I have read quite a few people saying they can barely keep it down but all the ones I have tried have been lovely. (except when used as a milk substitute in porridge :D).

As for tren bombs I think I will be avoiding those, a 5 minute search on the internet and I have already found comments from people get really angry from it and getting random hair growth after a week of taking it  :laugh:

 :kasper: I was put of straight away by the fact they only sell it with milk thistle in the gym as it's highly toxic for the liver.

As for protein I only ever use myprotein now. I've gone for the big pouch this time as it's only an extra £12 or so for double the size of the tubs i usually get. The flavours are differant though to the tubs, which is why i wen't for strawberry. I'll try it with less water/milk and see if that helps the taste. O0
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Menace on Sunday 31 May 2009, 11:05:22 AM
Signed up to L.A fitness, £40 a month, but swimming pool etc.

Looks lush, just about to go for my first time.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 31 May 2009, 11:53:04 AM
What protein do you get? I have read quite a few people saying they can barely keep it down but all the ones I have tried have been lovely. (except when used as a milk substitute in porridge :D).

As for tren bombs I think I will be avoiding those, a 5 minute search on the internet and I have already found comments from people get really angry from it and getting random hair growth after a week of taking it  :laugh:

 :kasper: I was put of straight away by the fact they only sell it with milk thistle in the gym as it's highly toxic for the liver.

As for protein I only ever use myprotein now. I've gone for the big pouch this time as it's only an extra £12 or so for double the size of the tubs i usually get. The flavours are differant though to the tubs, which is why i wen't for strawberry. I'll try it with less water/milk and see if that helps the taste. O0


Yeah I only use myprotein now because I am a pikey and pay £20 for a 2.27kg bag.

LA Fitness is quite a nice gym (well my local one is), having a pool is very handy.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: S.S.R. on Sunday 31 May 2009, 12:54:36 PM
Signed up for a gym. £37 a month seems pretty good value considering how much women pay a week for the privilege of standing on some scales.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 2 June 2009, 03:12:01 AM
on BBC iPlayer
10 Things you need to know about losing weight
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00ksh7c/10_Things_You_Need_to_Know_About_Losing_Weight/
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Wednesday 3 June 2009, 12:05:06 AM
Right, with 13 weeks to go til the holiday. I figured I misewell document my exploits in here for some extra motivation...Ian_W - you still doing this 13 week challenge?




Since Ian W hasn't responded to the challenge i'll take it up. I'll be starting full training as of next week hopefully, since i started in new year i ahven't been bale to train my chest apart from really light weigths on the pec deck due due to a shoulder blade problem. My goal over the 13 weeks will be pretty much to try and get the chest alot stronger and increase strength overall in time for new season of football hopefully.

Haven't got any proper photos to show at the moment though just the ones i sent to another forum asking for advice on the chest training, which is why the face is painted out. :lol:

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/8474/2222arz.jpg)

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6656/1111pao.jpg)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 3 June 2009, 12:10:14 AM
Right, with 13 weeks to go til the holiday. I figured I misewell document my exploits in here for some extra motivation...Ian_W - you still doing this 13 week challenge?




Since Ian W hasn't responded to the challenge i'll take it up. I'll be starting full training as of next week hopefully, since i started in new year i ahven't been bale to train my chest apart from really light weigths on the pec deck due due to a shoulder blade problem. My goal over the 13 weeks will be pretty much to try and get the chest alot stronger and increase strength overall in time for new season of football hopefully.

Haven't got any proper photos to show at the moment though just the ones i sent to another forum asking for advice on the chest training, which is why the face is painted out. :lol:

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/8474/2222arz.jpg)

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6656/1111pao.jpg)

You fat c***.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 3 June 2009, 12:11:12 AM
I hate people who have an upper body.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Wednesday 3 June 2009, 01:11:19 AM
Right, with 13 weeks to go til the holiday. I figured I misewell document my exploits in here for some extra motivation...Ian_W - you still doing this 13 week challenge?




Since Ian W hasn't responded to the challenge i'll take it up. I'll be starting full training as of next week hopefully, since i started in new year i ahven't been bale to train my chest apart from really light weigths on the pec deck due due to a shoulder blade problem. My goal over the 13 weeks will be pretty much to try and get the chest alot stronger and increase strength overall in time for new season of football hopefully.

Haven't got any proper photos to show at the moment though just the ones i sent to another forum asking for advice on the chest training, which is why the face is painted out. :lol:

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/8474/2222arz.jpg)

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6656/1111pao.jpg)

You fat c***.

Cheeky b******  :lol: It's only the chest that looks fat now.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Wednesday 3 June 2009, 09:07:27 PM
I hate people who have an upper body.

I have loads of it.


Unlucky!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Wednesday 3 June 2009, 09:12:18 PM
Your face looks like a thumb print.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Wednesday 3 June 2009, 09:16:00 PM
n4e how fit do you want to get? What's the point spending a huge amount of time training unless you're an athelete?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Wednesday 3 June 2009, 09:20:27 PM
n4e how fit do you want to get? What's the point spending a huge amount of time training unless you're an athelete?

To be fit, look fit, not die.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Wednesday 3 June 2009, 09:35:42 PM
n4e how fit do you want to get? What's the point spending a huge amount of time training unless you're an athelete?

It's only 5 hours a week training. Just over a year ago i was overweight by at least 2 stones, i got back into playing 5 aside football again and was embarassed at how much i couldn't compete physically. Decided then i had to do somethign about it, lost the 2 stones in the wrong way though basically by low calorie diet and cardio. That caused me to loose nearly all my muscle, wen't from a fat mess to a skinny mess so my new years resolution was to build back up my strength properlly. Anytime i think about stopping i just think back to last year and the feeling i had walking of the pitch. Just realised how gay that all sounds  :lol:.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Wednesday 3 June 2009, 09:38:16 PM
I only said that because you look reasonably healthy from those photographs other than your face, which I'd get checked out tbh. I exercise about 1 hour most days, eat what I want and my booty is fine. I thought you were on about exercising about 15 hours a week at least or something though.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Wednesday 3 June 2009, 09:46:23 PM
I only said that because you look reasonably healthy from those photographs other than your face, which I'd get checked out tbh. I exercise about 1 hour most days, eat what I want and my booty is fine. I thought you were on about exercising about 15 hours a week at least or something though.

Don't think anyone trains 15 hours do they ? :kasper:

I do Gym three times a week for no longer than an hour and a half . I do play 3 games of 5 a side a week ( 30 mins a game) aswell which i didn't count earlier.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Wednesday 3 June 2009, 10:38:42 PM
Gym today. 1 hours circus training and 1 hours gym. Arms are sore tonight.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 3 June 2009, 10:40:48 PM
I only said that because you look reasonably healthy from those photographs other than your face, which I'd get checked out tbh. I exercise about 1 hour most days, eat what I want and my booty is fine. I thought you were on about exercising about 15 hours a week at least or something though.

Don't think anyone trains 15 hours do they ? :kasper:

I do Gym three times a week for no longer than an hour and a half . I do play 3 games of 5 a side a week ( 30 mins a game) aswell which i didn't count earlier.

That's way beyond a normal person's exercise though (probably why everyone is obese).

Sorry about not posting a picture BTW, I'm even less likely too now I've seen yours! I've been a bit sidetracked lately with job interviews and getting wisdom teeth out, but getting back on it now.

Diet has improved as well, can't face a chocolate bar anymore.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Thursday 4 June 2009, 12:59:34 AM
I only said that because you look reasonably healthy from those photographs other than your face, which I'd get checked out tbh. I exercise about 1 hour most days, eat what I want and my booty is fine. I thought you were on about exercising about 15 hours a week at least or something though.

Don't think anyone trains 15 hours do they ? :kasper:

I do Gym three times a week for no longer than an hour and a half . I do play 3 games of 5 a side a week ( 30 mins a game) aswell which i didn't count earlier.

That's way beyond a normal person's exercise though (probably why everyone is obese).

Sorry about not posting a picture BTW, I'm even less likely too now I've seen yours! I've been a bit sidetracked lately with job interviews and getting wisdom teeth out, but getting back on it now.

Diet has improved as well, can't face a chocolate bar anymore.



 :thup: Keep it up. Chocolate was one of the easiest things to cut out for me somehow.

Yeah your probably right about the time thing, but five hours a week is nothing really to me. Some of my mates spend more than that on football manager in a day.

Out of interest does anyone else get spots on there back from working out ? I thought it was just of the sweat but the bloke at the gym reckons it's because of all the milk i drink with the shakes or somethigng to due with testosterone levels going up.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Keefaz on Thursday 4 June 2009, 01:03:28 AM
Spots? Could be anything, tbh, mate.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Thursday 4 June 2009, 01:20:18 AM
You've got quite a big spot on your face
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 4 June 2009, 09:39:32 AM
Need some better trainers, the wifey at the sports centre has said I will end up with shin splints otherwise. Any recommendations?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: ChezGiven on Thursday 4 June 2009, 09:43:39 AM
Need some better trainers, the wifey at the sports centre has said I will end up with shin splints otherwise. Any recommendations?

I'd normally post a picture of some massive clown shoes just for the banter but cant be arsed today.

Depends on the shape of your foot doesnt it? Obviously if you're a bit Side-show Bob, the shin splints are the least of your worries.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 4 June 2009, 09:59:40 AM
Need some better trainers, the wifey at the sports centre has said I will end up with shin splints otherwise. Any recommendations?

I'd normally post a picture of some massive clown shoes just for the banter but cant be arsed today.

Depends on the shape of your foot doesnt it? Obviously if you're a bit Side-show Bob, the shin splints are the least of your worries.

Thanks for that Chez, appreciate it mate  O0

Seriously though, would something like this be ok

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i137/cerkir/ASI966_200_1.jpg)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 4 June 2009, 10:19:56 AM
Been to the gym three times this week so far, doubt i'll get back the rest of the week tho.


Two sessions in the gym itself, treadmill work and some weights, then yesterday I went to circuit training.

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Greg on Thursday 4 June 2009, 10:21:23 AM
Need some better trainers, the wifey at the sports centre has said I will end up with shin splints otherwise. Any recommendations?

I'd normally post a picture of some massive clown shoes just for the banter but cant be arsed today.

Depends on the shape of your foot doesnt it? Obviously if you're a bit Side-show Bob, the shin splints are the least of your worries.

Thanks for that Chez, appreciate it mate  O0

Seriously though, would something like this be ok

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i137/cerkir/ASI966_200_1.jpg)

If you are going to be doing much running in them then get your gait analysed, you can get it done at Up & Running in Fenwick.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: ChezGiven on Thursday 4 June 2009, 10:35:58 AM
Nae worries Blef, i got 2 hours sleep last night so am a bit hit and miss today.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: gray on Thursday 4 June 2009, 11:45:36 AM
I only said that because you look reasonably healthy from those photographs other than your face, which I'd get checked out tbh. I exercise about 1 hour most days, eat what I want and my booty is fine. I thought you were on about exercising about 15 hours a week at least or something though.

Don't think anyone trains 15 hours do they ? :kasper:

I do Gym three times a week for no longer than an hour and a half . I do play 3 games of 5 a side a week ( 30 mins a game) aswell which i didn't count earlier.

That's way beyond a normal person's exercise though (probably why everyone is obese).

Sorry about not posting a picture BTW, I'm even less likely too now I've seen yours! I've been a bit sidetracked lately with job interviews and getting wisdom teeth out, but getting back on it now.

Diet has improved as well, can't face a chocolate bar anymore.



 :thup: Keep it up. Chocolate was one of the easiest things to cut out for me somehow.

Yeah your probably right about the time thing, but five hours a week is nothing really to me. Some of my mates spend more than that on football manager in a day.

Out of interest does anyone else get spots on there back from working out ? I thought it was just of the sweat but the bloke at the gym reckons it's because of all the milk i drink with the shakes or somethigng to due with testosterone levels going up.

Aye mate, dairy and testosterone. Just make sure you exfoliate and maybes use a dry brush

Thats enough of that, anyone see the football last night? or drink beer? :blush:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jill on Thursday 4 June 2009, 05:48:58 PM
Just been for a jog as I was angry from work so needed to burn some energy off. :D

I ran a mile without stopping for the first time ever. Seems like nowt, but even when I was in great shape age 13-15 I was always a sprinter and could never run any sort of distance without stopping. It was downhill, but it's a start. I'm chuffed. :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 6 June 2009, 11:42:17 AM
Despite losing 2 and a half stone I still have chubby face syndrome whenever a camera is pointed at me! :(

Went to a wedding reception last night, haven't seen some people there for about a year and all they kept going on about was how skinny I am, how well I have done, how they haven't seen me like that since I was 17, how I "look really good for it" etc...  :blush: :aww:

Still 6 pounds to go till I am where I want to be (then decide I am not happy with it and want to lose another half stone) but its going really well.

Roll on my holiday and not having to chuck a t-shirt on as soon as I get out of the pool  :blush:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Saturday 6 June 2009, 11:50:00 AM
Well done Jon. :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 6 June 2009, 11:54:14 AM
Lost 1kg this week. Get in. Got 6 weeks til I go back home to see my old friends, wanna be losing a bit more for that. :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 6 June 2009, 12:12:01 PM
After a couple of weeks where I put on a couple of pounds and then stayed the same I lost 3bs this week. Better than that though, is that my head seems to be back in the right place and I am determined to keep going. Been to the sports centre this week, and will be there at least 2 times next week. Back on the straight and narrow.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Saturday 6 June 2009, 12:18:38 PM
I don't know about you guys but my weight fluctuates by two or three pounds all the time, even if I eat exactly the same and do similar exercise.

Just something to think about before you beat yourself up over gaining 2lb or whatever.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Saturday 6 June 2009, 12:26:57 PM
I don't know about you guys but my weight fluctuates by two or three pounds all the time, even if I eat exactly the same and do similar exercise.

Just something to think about before you beat yourself up over gaining 2lb or whatever.

This is true, the body goes through phases of storing water.


Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 6 June 2009, 12:29:46 PM
Thanks guys, a couple of weeks ago I put on 3lbs, and didn't bother going to Weightwatchers last week cos I felt down. Worked hard this week to eat correctly and go to the sports centre and lost the 3lbs, so have lost 22lbs in total since starting at Weightwatchers. Feeling good about it. Motivated again.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Sunday 7 June 2009, 02:57:23 AM

Just found this:
(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/8608/123456z.jpg)

It's from about 3.5 months ago, before i started hammering the protein. Fairly happy with the progress now in comparison, got the next three months off so looking forward to see what i can do in that time.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Sunday 7 June 2009, 09:31:02 AM
Congrats you lot.

I've still got loads to go, oh the joys of letting yourself go, I blame my knee and alcohol.

Lost another 3lb this week, 36lbs so far :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Sunday 7 June 2009, 01:33:22 PM
Need some better trainers, the wifey at the sports centre has said I will end up with shin splints otherwise. Any recommendations?

I'd normally post a picture of some massive clown shoes just for the banter but cant be arsed today.

Depends on the shape of your foot doesnt it? Obviously if you're a bit Side-show Bob, the shin splints are the least of your worries.

Thanks for that Chez, appreciate it mate  O0

Seriously though, would something like this be ok

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i137/cerkir/ASI966_200_1.jpg)

http://www.sportsshoes.com/products/discount-25-to-100/

Might be some decent deals there.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 8 June 2009, 04:10:23 PM
An hours short-tennis, mental laugh and yet a good work out too and then an hour's cardio work in the gym. Feeling grand. Nice chinese chicken stir-fry for tea and loads of water tonight.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Monday 8 June 2009, 04:23:08 PM
An hours short-tennis, mental laugh and yet a good work out too and then an hour's cardio work in the gym. Feeling grand. Nice chinese chicken stir-fry for tea and loads of water tonight.

Prawn stir fry for me tonight, mmmmmh.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Andy on Monday 8 June 2009, 05:50:34 PM
The mystery of n4e reminds me of that of Mammy-Two Shoes from Tom and Jerry when I was a kid.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Monday 8 June 2009, 07:00:51 PM
The Biggest Loser, excellent program.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 8 June 2009, 07:52:35 PM
Went to that place on Pilgrim Street (thanks Liam O for the pm) and got these. Dead comfy

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i137/cerkir/nike.jpg)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Monday 8 June 2009, 07:56:22 PM
In my experience, Nike trainers are crap for running, if you're doing propper running outdoors that is.

New Balance>Nike. I've never had a bit of bother with them. I have suffered from shin splints terrible in the past, until i switched to New Balance. Not particularly useful advice now like.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 8 June 2009, 08:00:39 PM
In my experience, Nike trainers are crap for running, if you're doing propper running outdoors that is.

New Balance>Nike. I've never had a bit of bother with them. I have suffered from shin splints terrible in the past, until i switched to New Balance. Not particularly useful advice now like.

Wish you had said this before,  :lol:

I will see how I go, and if I am still having problems will get a pair of new balance. These ones felt a hell of a lot better than my old one's when I was using them today.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Monday 8 June 2009, 08:01:32 PM
Did you have a look at the link I posted?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Monday 8 June 2009, 08:03:50 PM
In my experience, Nike trainers are crap for running, if you're doing propper running outdoors that is.

New Balance>Nike. I've never had a bit of bother with them. I have suffered from shin splints terrible in the past, until i switched to New Balance. Not particularly useful advice now like.

Wish you had said this before,  :lol:

I will see how I go, and if I am still having problems will get a pair of new balance. These ones felt a hell of a lot better than my old one's when I was using them today.

They will be fine until a few months, and they start to harden, you get more time out of NewBalance.  If your just in the gym they'll be ok, wouldn't recommend them for the streets.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 8 June 2009, 08:04:11 PM
Did you have a look at the link I posted?

Yeah, and was tempted by the asics ones but then went to a place on pilgrim street that Liam O recommended. Got the nikes. Am going to see how these goes and if these are no good will change them again till I find ones that feel right.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Tuesday 9 June 2009, 11:38:31 PM
Right, I need some advice, as i've lost just over 2 and a half stone now everything seems to be a bit more loose, which isn't good. Now basically, I just need some advice on what's going to be the best to tighten this skin back up, getting to the gyms going to be a right bitch so does anybody have any advice on any excercises I can do at home (mainly for the chest and stomach areas) to help reduce this. It's getting annoying now, slso is there anything else I can be doing or suppliments I can take which will help increase elasticity in skin?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 12:14:45 AM
Right, I need some advice, as i've lost just over 2 and a half stone now everything seems to be a bit more loose, which isn't good. Now basically, I just need some advice on what's going to be the best to tighten this skin back up, getting to the gyms going to be a right bitch so does anybody have any advice on any excercises I can do at home (mainly for the chest and stomach areas) to help reduce this. It's getting annoying now, slso is there anything else I can be doing or suppliments I can take which will help increase elasticity in skin?

"Tighten the skin back up"??? Who the f*** are you Moby dick?!!!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: madras on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 12:18:28 AM
Right, I need some advice, as i've lost just over 2 and a half stone now everything seems to be a bit more loose, which isn't good. Now basically, I just need some advice on what's going to be the best to tighten this skin back up, getting to the gyms going to be a right bitch so does anybody have any advice on any excercises I can do at home (mainly for the chest and stomach areas) to help reduce this. It's getting annoying now, slso is there anything else I can be doing or suppliments I can take which will help increase elasticity in skin?
large bullclips and loose clothing.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 12:21:37 AM
Tempting however i'd prefer a more permanent solution.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 07:29:35 PM
Check here:

http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html

Loads of that stuff can be done at home.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Pilko on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 07:37:23 PM
The mystery of n4e reminds me of that of Mammy-Two Shoes from Tom and Jerry when I was a kid.

I doubt he wears about twenty different skirts on top of each other with big purple bloomers underneath like.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: cp40 on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 07:38:32 PM

Just found this:
(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/8608/123456z.jpg)

It's from about 3.5 months ago, before i started hammering the protein. Fairly happy with the progress now in comparison, got the next three months off so looking forward to see what i can do in that time.



you need a good dinner in you sunshine.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 07:39:29 PM
Joined Eldon Leisure gym last month and had my body composition done on the machine.

On May 9th...

My weight was 93.3kg (0.2kg overweight for my height), BMI was 25.4 & and had 25.9% body fat.

Haven't really adjusted my diet but have hammered the gym 3-4 times a week for the last month.

Had my monthly assessment today and...

My weight is 91.5kg (lost 4.4lbs), BMI was 24.9 & have 24.5% body fat.

This month I'm going to watch my eating & drinking habits, push myself even more at the gym and hopefully that will tumble further.

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 07:41:25 PM
I wish I could put on a bit of weight like. I have an F1 metabolism. Its ridiculous.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: cp40 on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 07:42:57 PM
I wish I could put on a bit of weight like. I have an F1 metabolism. Its ridiculous.


youl thank your lucky stars age 40.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 07:45:42 PM
Joined Eldon Leisure gym last month and had my body composition done on the machine.

On May 9th...

My weight was 93.3kg (0.2kg overweight for my height), BMI was 25.4 & and had 25.9% body fat.

Haven't really adjusted my diet but have hammered the gym 3-4 times a week for the last month.

Had my monthly assessment today and...

My weight is 91.5kg (lost 4.4lbs), BMI was 24.9 & have 24.5% body fat.

This month I'm going to watch my eating & drinking habits, push myself even more at the gym and hopefully that will tumble further.



What are you aiming for?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 07:48:38 PM
My body fat percentage is just over 17%  :smug:

and people still call me fat  :weep:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Andy on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 07:49:47 PM
The mystery of n4e reminds me of that of Mammy-Two Shoes from Tom and Jerry when I was a kid.

I doubt he wears about twenty different skirts on top of each other with big purple bloomers underneath like.

Possibly, but it's hard to tell off the phots he's posted.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 07:50:32 PM
Joined Eldon Leisure gym last month and had my body composition done on the machine.

On May 9th...

My weight was 93.3kg (0.2kg overweight for my height), BMI was 25.4 & and had 25.9% body fat.

Haven't really adjusted my diet but have hammered the gym 3-4 times a week for the last month.

Had my monthly assessment today and...

My weight is 91.5kg (lost 4.4lbs), BMI was 24.9 & have 24.5% body fat.

This month I'm going to watch my eating & drinking habits, push myself even more at the gym and hopefully that will tumble further.



What are you aiming for?

The target weight they've set me is 83kg. Reckon if I push myself I could get down to that in 4-5 months.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 07:51:46 PM
Joined Eldon Leisure gym last month and had my body composition done on the machine.

On May 9th...

My weight was 93.3kg (0.2kg overweight for my height), BMI was 25.4 & and had 25.9% body fat.

Haven't really adjusted my diet but have hammered the gym 3-4 times a week for the last month.

Had my monthly assessment today and...

My weight is 91.5kg (lost 4.4lbs), BMI was 24.9 & have 24.5% body fat.

This month I'm going to watch my eating & drinking habits, push myself even more at the gym and hopefully that will tumble further.



What are you aiming for?

The target weight they've set me is 83kg. Reckon if I push myself I could get down to that in 4-5 months.

What BMI would that put you at?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 07:52:07 PM
You are a tall lad aren't you O-N?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 07:52:15 PM
My body fat percentage is just over 17%  :smug:

and people still call me fat  :weep:

The girl who did mine for me today was saying you get skinny lasses who you'd think were fit if you looked at them, with a body fat of about 30% because although they're thin, they've got hardly no muscle whatsoever.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 07:52:59 PM
You are a tall lad aren't you O-N?

Yeah I'm 6 ft 5 so my weight's normal really. It's just a case of getting fitter and losing the belly.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 07:54:53 PM
My body fat percentage is just over 17%  :smug:

and people still call me fat  :weep:

The girl who did mine for me today was saying you get skinny lasses who you'd think were fit if you looked at them, with a body fat of about 30% because although they're thin, they've got hardly no muscle whatsoever.

When I got mine done I was gutted, I didn't really understand body fat percentage so was aiming for below 9% because thats what you are supposed to have to see a six pack apparently :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 07:55:02 PM
Joined Eldon Leisure gym last month and had my body composition done on the machine.

On May 9th...

My weight was 93.3kg (0.2kg overweight for my height), BMI was 25.4 & and had 25.9% body fat.

Haven't really adjusted my diet but have hammered the gym 3-4 times a week for the last month.

Had my monthly assessment today and...

My weight is 91.5kg (lost 4.4lbs), BMI was 24.9 & have 24.5% body fat.

This month I'm going to watch my eating & drinking habits, push myself even more at the gym and hopefully that will tumble further.



What are you aiming for?

The target weight they've set me is 83kg. Reckon if I push myself I could get down to that in 4-5 months.

What BMI would that put you at?

I've no idea tbh.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Wednesday 10 June 2009, 09:44:33 PM
Joined Eldon Leisure gym last month and had my body composition done on the machine.

On May 9th...

My weight was 93.3kg (0.2kg overweight for my height), BMI was 25.4 & and had 25.9% body fat.

Haven't really adjusted my diet but have hammered the gym 3-4 times a week for the last month.

Had my monthly assessment today and...

My weight is 91.5kg (lost 4.4lbs), BMI was 24.9 & have 24.5% body fat.

This month I'm going to watch my eating & drinking habits, push myself even more at the gym and hopefully that will tumble further.



What are you aiming for?

The target weight they've set me is 83kg. Reckon if I push myself I could get down to that in 4-5 months.

What BMI would that put you at?

I've no idea tbh.

Think mine is about 23.4 last time I had it done, should be better these days though. Body fat must be about 20-25% I reckon
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Thursday 11 June 2009, 09:18:39 AM
I got my body fat done with callipers recently and it came out at 16.9% which was surprisingly low, I'm no podger but I wouldn't have said I was skinny either.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Thursday 11 June 2009, 09:18:59 AM
My body fat percentage is just over 17%  :smug:

and people still call me fat  :weep:

The girl who did mine for me today was saying you get skinny lasses who you'd think were fit if you looked at them, with a body fat of about 30% because although they're thin, they've got hardly no muscle whatsoever.

Don't forget the whammers.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 12 June 2009, 08:00:07 PM
Being really good leading up to my holiday, dropped a fair bit this week. Only got a few pounds to go in the next 3 weeks but I can see myself hitting my target with ease (proper go a few pounds lighter tbh).
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 12 June 2009, 08:14:42 PM
My parents have been away for 5 days.

I have lost nearly a kilo.

I haven't eaten poorly at all, nor have I eaten particularly healthily. I think the effort of cooking, cleaning etc etc etc seems to outweigh the food! Stress of caring for animals and plants and stuff has probably done some of the work too!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: ShearMagic on Sunday 14 June 2009, 05:49:32 AM
I'm hoping to drop about 15kg (33lb) I have a treadmill and exercise bike at home.

As well as watching what I'm eating, what is the amount of time I should be using these each day, and at what speed?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 14 June 2009, 12:22:48 PM
This is my transition from a near 15st beast to the 12st I am now. I was personally going through a bad patch at the time of the first photo, peaking at 14st 11ish before starting to get my act together soon after. I was working away from home at the time, and my collegeue being an utter t*** to flat share with turned out to be a blessing. I though I'd rather be on a treadmill than near this knob  :lol:

http://paulturnbull.co.uk/Diet/2005.JPG

http://paulturnbull.co.uk/Diet/2008.JPG
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Keefaz on Sunday 14 June 2009, 12:25:01 PM
This is my transition from a near 15st beast to the 12st I am now. I was personally going through a bad patch at the time of the first photo, peaking at 14st 11ish before starting to get my act together soon after. I was working away from home at the time, and my collegeue being an utter t*** to flat share with turned out to be a blessing. I though I'd rather be on a treadmill that near this knob  :lol:

http://paulturnbull.co.uk/Diet/2005.JPG

http://paulturnbull.co.uk/Diet/2008.JPG


Jesus Christ, mate! You're honestly like a different person.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Incognito on Sunday 14 June 2009, 12:37:03 PM
This is my transition from a near 15st beast to the 12st I am now. I was personally going through a bad patch at the time of the first photo, peaking at 14st 11ish before starting to get my act together soon after. I was working away from home at the time, and my collegeue being an utter t*** to flat share with turned out to be a blessing. I though I'd rather be on a treadmill that near this knob  :lol:

http://paulturnbull.co.uk/Diet/2005.JPG

http://paulturnbull.co.uk/Diet/2008.JPG


Well done,incidentally,did those shorts fit you before? :razz:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Sunday 14 June 2009, 07:01:11 PM
I went to Weightwatchers yesterday and have lost another 2lbs, making 24 in total now. Been out to Thrunton Woods today and did the 4.5 mile walk, which was loads of fun, but also a bit challenging in places as it was quite steep uphill. However I don't think I would have even tried it back in February before I started losing weight, so when I got back to the car at the end I was over the moon. Said on the info board that it should take 2.5 hours to do and we did it in that, so am made up. Tonight for tea I made Peppers stuffed with chille con carne (made with extra lean mince), and it was absolutely lush.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Sunday 14 June 2009, 08:55:42 PM
Turnbull was sick. ( As in wouldn't be picked out in a crowd)
Turnbull is now hot tbf. Well done.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Sunday 14 June 2009, 08:59:28 PM
Well done man.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Sunday 14 June 2009, 09:01:54 PM
I went to Weightwatchers yesterday and have lost another 2lbs, making 24 in total now. Been out to Thrunton Woods today and did the 4.5 mile walk, which was loads of fun, but also a bit challenging in places as it was quite steep uphill. However I don't think I would have even tried it back in February before I started losing weight, so when I got back to the car at the end I was over the moon. Said on the info board that it should take 2.5 hours to do and we did it in that, so am made up. Tonight for tea I made Peppers stuffed with chille con carne (made with extra lean mince), and it was absolutely lush.

You should consider doing little 5k runs and easing into gentle exercise if you're not already to compliment your clearly excellent progress with your diet. Cutting the calories from your food will cause you lose the weight but exercising and raising your metabolism will burn off any excess.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Sunday 14 June 2009, 09:03:20 PM
Blufescu, have you just recently had a kkid?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Sunday 14 June 2009, 09:03:36 PM
This is my transition from a near 15st beast to the 12st I am now. I was personally going through a bad patch at the time of the first photo, peaking at 14st 11ish before starting to get my act together soon after. I was working away from home at the time, and my collegeue being an utter t*** to flat share with turned out to be a blessing. I though I'd rather be on a treadmill than near this knob  :lol:

http://paulturnbull.co.uk/Diet/2005.JPG

http://paulturnbull.co.uk/Diet/2008.JPG


I remember you putting up a picture of you completing a work 5k run or something. You had the legs of an athlete, it was intimidating.  :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 14 June 2009, 09:06:35 PM

I remember you putting up a picture of you completing a work 5k run or something. You had the legs of an athlete, it was intimidating.  :lol:


The Newcastle Business Park Fun Run. The hardest run of my life. Seriously :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 14 June 2009, 09:08:25 PM

I remember you putting up a picture of you completing a work 5k run or something. You had the legs of an athlete, it was intimidating.  :lol:


The Newcastle Business Park Fun Run. The hardest run of my life. Seriously :lol:

They've started to arrange the next fun run FYI
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Sunday 14 June 2009, 11:14:15 PM
I went to Weightwatchers yesterday and have lost another 2lbs, making 24 in total now. Been out to Thrunton Woods today and did the 4.5 mile walk, which was loads of fun, but also a bit challenging in places as it was quite steep uphill. However I don't think I would have even tried it back in February before I started losing weight, so when I got back to the car at the end I was over the moon. Said on the info board that it should take 2.5 hours to do and we did it in that, so am made up. Tonight for tea I made Peppers stuffed with chille con carne (made with extra lean mince), and it was absolutely lush.

You should consider doing little 5k runs and easing into gentle exercise if you're not already to compliment your clearly excellent progress with your diet. Cutting the calories from your food will cause you lose the weight but exercising and raising your metabolism will burn off any excess.


Thanks. I am going to the sports centre twice a week for two hour sessions, its a programme that the doctors and the sports centre worked out together and is a lot of fun. The first hour is something sporty like tennis, badminton or circuit training and the second is in the gym. But I also want to start going swimming at the sports centre and my brother has agreed to look after the bairns on a thursday night so that I can do that.

Blufescu, have you just recently had a kkid?

Not recently no. She is 4 now.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Sunday 14 June 2009, 11:29:40 PM
At my fitness class, well what i pay for anyway, that i do at 6in the morn ish. There was a woman, who'd just had a kid who couldn't do sit-ups like she could before, and exercise wise she was how you describe yourself-ish. Just had a weird feeling it could have been you, as i thought you'd mentioned something about going to some kind of early class, but i was wrong when i looked back through the thread haha.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 15 June 2009, 09:09:16 AM
Just had another look at my WW card and I have lost 25lbs not 24  :celb:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 15 June 2009, 03:51:37 PM
Been to the sports centre today, an hour playing badminton and an hour in the gym. Feeling knackered now like.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Wednesday 17 June 2009, 11:12:36 AM
My plan was to lose 1 stone in 10 weeks (how long it was until my holiday when I booked it). Have lost 12 pounds with 2 and a half weeks to go so got it pretty much spot on, had a couple/few weeks where I stayed at the half stone lost mark but changed my diet slightly and have really kicked on again. Hoping to keep it going to hit the target then go mad on holiday  :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Wednesday 17 June 2009, 11:13:42 AM
Well done Cajun. I am off to the sports centre this afternoon for circut training and an hour in the gym, am looking forward to it.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 17 June 2009, 12:16:49 PM
Played a cracking game of football last night, stiff from it today so I must have worked harder than usual.

I've managed to cut down massively on snacks and I'm now having much better lunches... soups instead of sandwiches and that sort of thing. Not losing weight massively quickly as I haven't got into the gym routine yet, but I've already gone in a notch on my belt, and I can feel the difference.

Starting a new job in a month or so, so I really want to kick on for that.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: The Prophet on Wednesday 17 June 2009, 01:00:56 PM
Finally got hold of some sesamin today, heard good things about it.

For general health and well being I'd recommend Omega 3 capsules to anyone, although I take Omega 3, 6, 9 capsules.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Wednesday 17 June 2009, 03:41:05 PM
Finally got hold of some sesamin today, heard good things about it.

For general health and well being I'd recommend Omega 3 capsules to anyone, although I take Omega 3, 6, 9 capsules.

Why not just take 18 Omega 3 tablets?

I'll get my coat  :coat:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jill on Thursday 18 June 2009, 09:15:59 PM
If you are going to be doing much running in them then get your gait analysed, you can get it done at Up & Running in Fenwick.

Cheers for the tip, been there tonight and it's spot on, got sorted without too much trouble.. after feeling like a tit running on the treadmill in the middle of the shop. :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 20 June 2009, 01:13:41 PM
Lost another 3lbs, so that is now 2 stone lost (28lbs for you non-brits). Am really made up  :celb:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Saturday 20 June 2009, 02:19:47 PM
Are made down, whichever way you want to look at it.
Congrats :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Saturday 20 June 2009, 02:20:51 PM
Bit of a random one, but can walking actually burn off many calories? Unless it's on, like, the other side of the town, I tend to walk most places in Darlo.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: madras on Saturday 20 June 2009, 02:28:54 PM
Bit of a random one, but can walking actually burn off many calories? Unless it's on, like, the other side of the town, I tend to walk most places in Darlo.
http://www.mapometer.com/en/ (http://www.mapometer.com/en/)

has a walking setting in the sport drop down. stick in your weight, put in the route and it'll give an aprox calorie burn and joule usage.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Saturday 20 June 2009, 05:31:02 PM
Thanks madras. Makes for interesting reading - a simple walk into town and back gets rid of 300-400 calories. Strange for an activity I don't particularly think of as 'exercise' immediately.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Sunday 21 June 2009, 09:44:09 AM
Lost another 5lbs this week. It does seem a lot however I didn't lose any last week so i'm putting it down to water retention.

41lbs now, 1 more and thats 3stone, wooo.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 24 June 2009, 10:08:08 AM
Down to a straight 14stone now so about 4lbs lost over the last fortnight. Feeling much healthier and fitter in general the last month or so. Got my next body composition thing at the gym mid-July so hopefully my body fat is down even further.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Wednesday 24 June 2009, 10:20:06 AM
Lost another 5lbs this week. It does seem a lot however I didn't lose any last week so i'm putting it down to water retention.

41lbs now, 1 more and thats 3stone, wooo.

Brilliant! I am made up for you. Very well done Joey.  :celb:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: The Prophet on Wednesday 24 June 2009, 11:58:39 AM
Lost 2lbs this week, which was basically the weight I put on at uni. Fell of the horse last night and had a drink.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Wednesday 24 June 2009, 12:08:00 PM
Lost 2lbs this week, which was basically the weight I put on at uni. Fell of the horse last night and had a drink.

2lbs?? and the rest..!

Haven't been to the gym in about 4weeks, have been running fairly regularly tho. Only 8 weeks to go :(
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Wednesday 24 June 2009, 01:13:52 PM
Lost 2lbs this week, which was basically the weight I put on at uni. Fell of the horse last night and had a drink.

....or 12  :shifty:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Tooj on Wednesday 24 June 2009, 01:16:26 PM
Lost another 5lbs this week. It does seem a lot however I didn't lose any last week so i'm putting it down to water retention.

41lbs now, 1 more and thats 3stone, wooo.

How did you manage that?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Wednesday 24 June 2009, 03:05:35 PM
Just excercise and cooking proper food to be fair, just cut out the likes of pizzas and chips etc, prefer to plump for curries, soups and the like now. Doesn't take too much longer to cook and tastes better so its not really even a chore to do.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: The Prophet on Wednesday 1 July 2009, 03:58:20 PM
Lost another 2lbs this week, worryingly all off the right side of my body. Look completely out of proportion so guess I'm going to have to stick at it to even myself out. Sigh.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 1 July 2009, 06:26:57 PM
cooking proper food to be fair, just cut out the likes of pizzas and chips etc, prefer to plump for curries, soups and the like now. Doesn't take too much longer to cook and tastes better so its not really even a chore to do.

I dont need to lose weight anymore but ive done this aswell, so much better. Kinda needed to change after I put a stone on, lost it though over the course of the last month or so.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Wednesday 1 July 2009, 06:30:20 PM
Eat less, move more. I honestly don't think you can go far wrong with this.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Thursday 2 July 2009, 12:54:19 AM
I'm in the shape of my life, body has changed totally, and i've put on a f***ing stone. Unreal.

Nearly died when i went on the scale. Going back to skipping meals methinks.

I feel like i could post a quick time 100/200 metre wise, but i feel heavy as f***.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: The Prophet on Thursday 2 July 2009, 12:02:58 PM
Strating to worry a bit. I lost two pound in the first week, a pound in the second (good progress for someone my weight), then half a stone this week. It's probably due to the heat but it probably means I'm losing muscle mass too. Not good.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 2 July 2009, 12:05:14 PM
Strating to worry a bit. I lost two pound in the first week, a pound in the second (good progress for someone my weight), then half a stone this week. It's probably due to the heat but it probably means I'm losing muscle mass too. Not good.

You drinking enough water?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Thursday 2 July 2009, 01:36:02 PM
Aye, drink enough squash/tea/water each day to stay hydrated & then ensure you're eating at the right times to keep your body fueled for the day.

Don't eat loads at night!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: The Prophet on Thursday 2 July 2009, 02:50:56 PM
Aye drink plenty of water.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Thursday 2 July 2009, 03:19:43 PM
It's probably just one of those things, I did the same think a few weeks back, probably just water retention, obviously if it keeps happening then you want to get worried.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Kaizero on Thursday 2 July 2009, 04:15:42 PM
I'm in the shape of my life, body has changed totally, and i've put on a f***ing stone. Unreal.

Nearly died when i went on the scale. Going back to skipping meals methinks.

I feel like i could post a quick time 100/200 metre wise, but i feel heavy as f***.

You always gain weight before you start losing, which puts many off thinking "This ain't working, f***!". But they need to remember that muscles weigh more than fat.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 2 July 2009, 08:31:12 PM
I am bulking after my holiday, looking forward to that :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: tmonkey on Friday 3 July 2009, 12:36:20 AM
Found this to be great when trying to lose weight:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prestige-Stainless-Steel-Multi-Steamer/dp/B000BK7B06/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1246576676&sr=8-5

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VJJexCDML._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Was never really bothered or organised enough to follow a strict diet where you have recipes to make, count calories and fat contents, create a plan, so on and so forth, so though it would be easier to just eat healthy for most of the week and then occasionally eat what I'd normally eat.

So had steamed veg and chicken/fish with no sauces, salt, flavourings/spicing, etc, most, or at the very least some, days of the week for one or two meals. Found the meals weren't as boring as I expected them to be, as if you mix up the chunky veg types then you get a decent variety of tastes. Potatoes are always nice in practically every way that you can cook them, but things like carrots, red onions, mushrooms, etc, can add a different taste and texture that makes things a tad more interesting. On top of this, steaming makes "cooking" a meal very easy as it's a matter of leaving food to cook over boiling water, clean up is similarly very easy, and the food is quite filling. So overall you have a healthy, very convenient and fast meal on a regular basis which tastes OK and has no added fat/salt/nothing in it.

Highly recommended to those who haven't tried it.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: themanupstairs on Friday 3 July 2009, 11:09:46 AM

 Still on course to hit my target of losing 15kgs. Lost 10 kilos now since the start of April, and have been regularly at the gym 3 (sometimes 4) times a week.

 The changes are now visible, although I have to say, I'm starting to get sick of my diet.

 Well done everyone still keepin on
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Friday 3 July 2009, 11:27:39 AM
Steaming is brilliant like, I agree with the simple meals of veg and protein, lovely.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 3 July 2009, 11:33:46 AM
Found this to be great when trying to lose weight:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prestige-Stainless-Steel-Multi-Steamer/dp/B000BK7B06/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1246576676&sr=8-5

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VJJexCDML._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Was never really bothered or organised enough to follow a strict diet where you have recipes to make, count calories and fat contents, create a plan, so on and so forth, so though it would be easier to just eat healthy for most of the week and then occasionally eat what I'd normally eat.

So had steamed veg and chicken/fish with no sauces, salt, flavourings/spicing, etc, most, or at the very least some, days of the week for one or two meals. Found the meals weren't as boring as I expected them to be, as if you mix up the chunky veg types then you get a decent variety of tastes. Potatoes are always nice in practically every way that you can cook them, but things like carrots, red onions, mushrooms, etc, can add a different taste and texture that makes things a tad more interesting. On top of this, steaming makes "cooking" a meal very easy as it's a matter of leaving food to cook over boiling water, clean up is similarly very easy, and the food is quite filling. So overall you have a healthy, very convenient and fast meal on a regular basis which tastes OK and has no added fat/salt/nothing in it.

Highly recommended to those who haven't tried it.

I really don't understand why you wouldn't put herbs and spices on this food to make it less bland.

I understand not putting on a salt-based herb mix, but using your own herbs & spices would surely make this experience a little less... bleh.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Friday 3 July 2009, 11:39:06 AM
You're kind of right Dan, but (personally) I really enjoy the natural tastes of vegetables... things like broccoli and carrots are really tasty.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Keefaz on Friday 3 July 2009, 11:41:38 AM
Grilling or roasting is the way forward. Makes everything taste better.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 5 July 2009, 12:18:29 PM
I am sure I will be updating the "Post your pic" thread after my holiday and people will be saying "hang on, thought you lost weight!"  :laugh: :blush:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Decky on Sunday 5 July 2009, 12:20:42 PM
With the amount of work you've done over all this time, you must be built like a s*** house now. Im starting to worry that you are trying to become Bateman!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 5 July 2009, 12:23:04 PM
You would have thought so wouldn't you! :lol:

I am better off than I was last year but not as good as I will be next year. I give it 12 months before I become Bateman  :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Tuesday 7 July 2009, 04:01:26 PM

Flatmates supply of supps.

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs145.snc1/5380_593331429138_223709306_7732044_2554807_n.jpg)
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Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 14 July 2009, 01:26:59 PM
I am sure I will be updating the "Post your pic" thread after my holiday and people will be saying "hang on, thought you lost weight!"  :laugh: :blush:

I still look fat, won't be posting them  :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Tuesday 14 July 2009, 01:55:12 PM
oh, go on Jon - not very ripped anonymous in here...see my pics!

decky's dying for a peek too O0
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 14 July 2009, 02:00:11 PM
Do you want one in my boxers or a pair of shorts? ;)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: LiquidAK on Tuesday 14 July 2009, 11:51:53 PM
Do you want one in my boxers or a pair of shorts? ;)

I think we both know he doesn't care as long as there's at least one shot of you not wearing them at all.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 18 July 2009, 09:24:29 AM
Ok I have woken up unhappy again but with fresh determination. Really going to start all over again and be really strict. 6 weeks is probably a reasonable target?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Monday 27 July 2009, 11:46:00 AM
Lost another 4lbs over the 2 weeks so thats 50lbs in total.
I'm probably gonna aim for the same again (being the fat bas I still am :p).
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Monday 27 July 2009, 11:54:28 AM
Only 3 weeks til my holiday, had a poor first 6 weeks when injured but have been much better over the past 4 weeks.

Been maintaining a fairly healthy & balanced diet and I've managed to stay off the alcohol for most of the past month (couple of social engagements excepted), which always helps.

Just need to make sure I don't get sidetracked this week - have quite a lot going on :(
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Monday 27 July 2009, 12:03:42 PM
I've gone off the rails completely in the last few weeks with moving jobs and moving house. Trying to get back on track from today onwards...
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 27 July 2009, 07:42:11 PM
I went off the rails two weeks before my holiday, the week of my holiday and the week after.

Was fairly good last week but started another cut from today, put on 7 pounds in those 4 weeks so hoping to lose another 25 pounds.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jimburst on Monday 27 July 2009, 07:48:22 PM
I went off the rails two weeks before my holiday, the week of my holiday and the week after.

Was fairly good last week but started another cut from today, put on 7 pounds in those 4 weeks so hoping to lose another 25 pounds.

Your body is just saying, "f***! that was a hard patch of foodlessness, lets bang some more pounds on incase next winter's that hard"

True facts.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Alan Shearer 9 on Monday 27 July 2009, 07:49:53 PM
Was doing well had 2 weetabix this morning but then totally went off the rails after I saw loose women talking about cellulite gave me flashbacks and i ate 5 pies and a tub of jelly for starters, then I had 375 lbs of beef and grazy for main couse and a solero to finish. Put on 428lbs in a day now.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 27 July 2009, 07:50:39 PM
I went off the rails two weeks before my holiday, the week of my holiday and the week after.

Was fairly good last week but started another cut from today, put on 7 pounds in those 4 weeks so hoping to lose another 25 pounds.

Your body is just saying, "f***! that was a hard patch of foodlessness, lets bang some more pounds on incase next winter's that hard"

True facts.

I put my body through a lot, especially the week I was on holiday. Bless it.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 28 July 2009, 10:26:28 AM
Down to 13 stone 9 now and feeling much much fitter. Could do with toning up a bit more but other than that, feeling good about myself.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Tuesday 28 July 2009, 10:38:11 AM
I really need to start getting to the gym and basically excercising a bit more, i'd love to start going to the gym but its a bit of a trek and I don't drive so i'll have to do home based stuff.
I could probably get myself a multi-gym getup for the weights side of things but I dont have too much space, anybody got any recommendations for such contraptions?

For cardio I can go for jogs/bike it and the like.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 2 August 2009, 12:58:01 PM
Lost 4 pounds this week, I am still 4 pounds over what I was 2 weeks before my holiday but its a good start.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Menace on Sunday 2 August 2009, 03:30:34 PM
I now weight 90 kilos for a lad who is 6"3, f*** knows how I managed to lose 9 kilos..

what should my target weight be? 85kg?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 2 August 2009, 03:32:07 PM
Depends on what you want your body to be like.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 2 August 2009, 03:48:49 PM
I now weight 90 kilos for a lad who is 6"3, f*** knows how I managed to lose 9 kilos..

what should my target weight be? 85kg?

I'm 6'5" and my target is 80-85, so yours will be about the same.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Fatwax on Sunday 2 August 2009, 03:54:57 PM

Flatmates supply of supps.

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs145.snc1/5380_593331429138_223709306_7732044_2554807_n.jpg)

Out of interest what shape is your flatmate in?

I haven't used weights for ages, I've been doing cycling, running and swimming and since mixing up my endurance and HIIT sessions the excess has been falling off me. Going to start using the weights again at the end of September I reckon, once I've got the Great North Run out the way.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 3 August 2009, 04:59:05 PM
Had my 3rd body composition at the gym this afternoon. Well chuffed!

13th May, 93.3kg, (24.2kg fat)
10th June, 91.5kg, (22.4kg fat)
3rd August, 87.4kg, (18.4kg fat)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 3 August 2009, 05:41:05 PM
Had my 3rd body composition at the gym this afternoon. Well chuffed!

13th May, 93.3kg, (24.2kg fat)
10th June, 91.5kg, (22.4kg fat)
3rd August, 87.4kg, (18.4kg fat)


Haha no matter what the number on the left, or the desired ratios, I find it funny that people are made of 18.4KG of fat. Yuk.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 9 August 2009, 11:04:58 AM
How long does it take for a bad meal/drinks to turn into extra weight on your body?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jayson on Sunday 9 August 2009, 12:32:25 PM
A bad meal + drinks aint gonna show up. Unless you ended up having about 3500 calories more than you burnt over the day, which is unlikely.
Takes time for fat gain to build up. One dodgy meal & a few drinks aint that harmful, just will slow fatloss a bit if you're doing that.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: LucaAltieri on Monday 24 August 2009, 11:56:20 PM
http://www.menshealth.co.uk/base/bodyfat

How accurate is the menshealth.co.uk body fat calculator?

23.7% isn't great is it?  :lol:

BMI 24.

Pretty much in the category "normal-to-podgy" right?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 25 August 2009, 12:04:51 AM
Its probably a load of s***, the bmi would be good the body fat % not so. They don't match up to me though. BMI is a load of s*** unless you fit into a certain category (for example someone like jonny wilkinson is considered overweight by BMI ).

Body fat percentage would be pretty hard to work out without specific tools which if you were looking at mens health as a guide you probably wouldn't have.

Mens health can be a useful guide for the basics but do often leave out major parts of how their programmes would give you the results claimed.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Tuesday 25 August 2009, 12:06:26 AM
Still only lost a stone but had bad fortnight with drink  unfortunately.

Starting this Barrys bootcamp and 3 mile jog a day. See where it gets me.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 25 August 2009, 12:29:04 AM
Is this bootcamp just the 3 mile jog every day or is other stuff involved? There may be better, less time consuming and interesting ways to lose weight quicker (like HIIT sessions, or heavy weight sessions or a bit of both) that may get you results quicker. There seems to be quite a few on here that might be able to help (and know a lot more than me) I have just picked up from my training there are more effective ways of getting results than straight, fairly long, medium paced cardio (as said there are people on here who know a lot more about it than me).
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Tuesday 25 August 2009, 12:38:54 AM
It's some fitness thing. It's an egg shaped Yoga ball and some rubber hose attached to handles. Having done the basic one it's definitely tiring and a good solid work out. It's more based on quick fast exercises, and has 2 levels, beginner and advanced. It seems like a woman's workout but I find it helpful.  :lol: .

On top of that I have at least one hour game of football possibly 2 on a Thursday and a Sunday varying between 5 and 6 a side, which I normally go hell for leather in.

One thing I was gonna ask is, the day after football I'm normally quite tight and stiff in the legs and sometimes the knees. It's not helped by the poor standard of player kicking me, but I was wondering if there's a best way to recover after football.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: LucaAltieri on Tuesday 25 August 2009, 12:43:46 AM
It's an egg shaped Yoga ball and some rubber hose attached to handles.

Space hopper?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 25 August 2009, 07:01:58 PM
The egg shaped yoga ball sounds like something you would use for core (balance) muscles which is good, these muscles tend to get neglected using gym machines. Nothing wrong with the rubber Hose thing either, I read a good article recently about fat loss training and the whole thing was based on resistance based training. I am s*** with recovery, I tend to try and work through it, sometimes it works sometimes I make it worse and lose a few days training.   

5-a-side is good, similar to hiit with the constant tempo changes. Not much you can do about the cloggers taking lumps out of you unfortunately. :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Thursday 3 September 2009, 03:26:52 PM
It's some fitness thing. It's an egg shaped Yoga ball and some rubber hose attached to handles. Having done the basic one it's definitely tiring and a good solid work out. It's more based on quick fast exercises, and has 2 levels, beginner and advanced. It seems like a woman's workout but I find it helpful.  :lol: .

On top of that I have at least one hour game of football possibly 2 on a Thursday and a Sunday varying between 5 and 6 a side, which I normally go hell for leather in.

One thing I was gonna ask is, the day after football I'm normally quite tight and stiff in the legs and sometimes the knees. It's not helped by the poor standard of player kicking me, but I was wondering if there's a best way to recover after football.

You might know this anyway but it's worth re-iterating...you shouldn't stretch before playing football. More likely to do harm than good - your best warm up is a jog and going through the motions of kicking etc. After the game however stretching breaks down the lactic acid in your legs that causes them to ache the next day. A good warm down is more important for your body than a warm up.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Thursday 3 September 2009, 03:30:35 PM
It's some fitness thing. It's an egg shaped Yoga ball and some rubber hose attached to handles. Having done the basic one it's definitely tiring and a good solid work out. It's more based on quick fast exercises, and has 2 levels, beginner and advanced. It seems like a woman's workout but I find it helpful.  :lol: .

On top of that I have at least one hour game of football possibly 2 on a Thursday and a Sunday varying between 5 and 6 a side, which I normally go hell for leather in.

One thing I was gonna ask is, the day after football I'm normally quite tight and stiff in the legs and sometimes the knees. It's not helped by the poor standard of player kicking me, but I was wondering if there's a best way to recover after football.

You might know this anyway but it's worth re-iterating...you shouldn't stretch before playing football. More likely to do harm than good - your best warm up is a jog and going through the motions of kicking etc. After the game however stretching breaks down the lactic acid in your legs that causes them to ache the next day. A good warm down is more important for your body than a warm up.
Aye a friend of mine is a nutrition student in the states, and she's kindly given me tips to getting back to peak shape. I was a shocking when I played properly, rarely did warm ups stretches etc.

Did that first wrokout and it's deffo tough.
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Post by: Mowen on Thursday 3 September 2009, 03:54:59 PM
Warm downs are the key though and so few people do them, I'm just as guilty. Always just trudge off the pitch at full time and into the showers. Can make a huge difference to how you feel the next day though.

No stretching in the warm up came as a massive surprise to me but it seems to be a generally accepted (if under-implemented) theory now.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Thursday 17 September 2009, 08:51:16 AM
Still only lost a stone but had bad fortnight with drink  unfortunately.

Starting this Barrys bootcamp and 3 mile jog a day. See where it gets me.

How did it go?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: ToonTastic on Friday 18 September 2009, 03:43:49 PM
I'm starting to go out running more and with it coming closer to winter and the colder nights (yep soft as clarts me) can anyone recommend any good running tops and bottoms. Ta

None of this skin tight stuff either I'm not designed for that yet :) I'm thinking water proofs to run in that sort of thing.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Friday 18 September 2009, 06:22:01 PM
Still only lost a stone but had bad fortnight with drink  unfortunately.

Starting this Barrys bootcamp and 3 mile jog a day. See where it gets me.

How did it go?
It's alright. I couldn't do the jogging but the bootcamps good. He asks you to do it daily but with work I haven't been able too sadly. I keep switching between beginner and advanced, as some of the t hings are very balance related and my balance isn't great.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 18 September 2009, 08:20:31 PM
I'm starting to go out running more and with it coming closer to winter and the colder nights (yep soft as clarts me) can anyone recommend any good running tops and bottoms. Ta

None of this skin tight stuff either I'm not designed for that yet :) I'm thinking water proofs to run in that sort of thing.

I wouldn't go too mad, even on really cold (if it rained it would snow) nights you will soon warm up and get too hot if you are wearing too much.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Friday 18 September 2009, 08:22:48 PM
When my adonnis body returns I quite fancy one of them gayboy tight body armour things Nike have. What's the point of them in all seriousness?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 18 September 2009, 08:27:20 PM
When my adonnis body returns I quite fancy one of them gayboy tight body armour things Nike have. What's the point of them in all seriousness?

Not really sure, I have some similar but made by Umbro. I just bought it because I wanted a "proper" running top  :blush:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Friday 18 September 2009, 10:21:52 PM
When my adonnis body returns I quite fancy one of them gayboy tight body armour things Nike have. What's the point of them in all seriousness?

Keeps your body temperature at a more stable level during sport, wicks away the sweat so you've not go it lying on your skin, generally helps to improve your performance through a more constant body temperature. Have about 4/5 and always wear them for matches
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: LucaAltieri on Sunday 20 September 2009, 08:33:46 PM
When my adonnis body returns I quite fancy one of them gayboy tight body armour things Nike have. What's the point of them in all seriousness?

Keeps your body temperature at a more stable level during sport, wicks away the sweat so you've not go it lying on your skin, generally helps to improve your performance through a more constant body temperature. Have about 4/5 and always wear them for matches

From what I've read there is little physical benefit to them at all and it's mostly psychological. As the Hip Hop Hippo says it's all about having a "proper" top.

Admittedly they may have just been talking s***.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 20 September 2009, 09:48:27 PM
Not really in any kind of routine any more. Just run, ride or do weights when I feel like it and eat without a care. But to keep the balance right, I rode 104 miles this afternoon and burnt off 4328 calories. That should at least undo Friday's curry, last nights pizza and the three chocolate chip shortbreads and croissant I stopped for in Rothbury  :snod:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: ToonTastic on Monday 21 September 2009, 03:36:41 PM
I'm starting to go out running more and with it coming closer to winter and the colder nights (yep soft as clarts me) can anyone recommend any good running tops and bottoms. Ta

None of this skin tight stuff either I'm not designed for that yet :) I'm thinking water proofs to run in that sort of thing.


I wouldn't go too mad, even on really cold (if it rained it would snow) nights you will soon warm up and get too hot if you are wearing too much.

To be honest I'm thinking more water proof type jacket thing which is good for running (keep the sweat away that kind of thing)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Monday 21 September 2009, 04:17:51 PM
went for a jog on sunday morning, played footy on saturday, feeling really stiff today - am I horrendously unfit?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Monday 21 September 2009, 04:20:59 PM
went for a jog on sunday morning, played footy on saturday, feeling really stiff today - am I horrendously unfit?

:lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 26 September 2009, 07:58:04 AM
Start Fitness in town or here  http://www.startfitness.co.uk/
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 13 December 2009, 05:28:48 PM
**** WARNING - This post contains prime, gym bore goodness ****


So how are people getting on, does the lack of replies mean some have given up?  :laugh:

I have been "bulking" for the last few months so I am as big as I have been in 12 months or so. Going to start "cutting" in January and can't wait to be honest. Its going to be f***ing hard but I have been feeling a bit s***/fat recently (the comments on here always help  :laugh:).

Need to get myself stocked up so I can do it properly without cheating, anyone got any good "superfood" ideas for a good cut?

I will be getting a load of quark in, jalapaeno peppers etc.. Will slowly cut carbs until its pretty much just in the mornings/before 12 I will be eating them and pick up on the cardio again as its been a once a week thing recently.

Anyone follow Chad Waterbury programmes? He comes across like a typical arrogant American "you want to be fat or be a bad ass" PT but seems to know what he is talking about. I am going to do the SOB one for the first 32 days. It looks pretty tough going with only 2 rest days in a month but looks like the perfect way to start a cut.

www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/sob_training


I know some people find this stuff REALLY boring but there are a few on here that are interested in it, I did look at others forums more catered for this stuff but they were all f***ing horrible, ad ridden s****.

Basically, if you don't like it, don't f***ing read it!  :angry: :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 13 December 2009, 05:35:09 PM
I touched my toes earlier on, it was intense.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 13 December 2009, 05:44:40 PM
I touched my toes earlier on, it was intense.

Recovered yet?  :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 13 December 2009, 05:57:40 PM
I touched my toes earlier on, it was intense.

Recovered yet?  :laugh:

:lol:

Not really, I need a rollie.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 13 December 2009, 05:59:21 PM
I touched my toes earlier on, it was intense.

I couldn't, I'm a disgrace.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dokko on Friday 8 January 2010, 05:31:15 PM
Really want 2010 to be the year I get in shape.

From not playing football anymore to quitting ciggys, to quitting drugs, to quitting weekend benders where i dont eat for 3 days i've put quite a bit of weight on and i want to shift it. I know the gym is the best place, but i've never been a fan and that's never really going to change. So looking at the dreaded and much hated home solution of a treadmill.

I know 90% of people will say don't bother, you'll not use it etc...but i know for a fact i wont go to the gym, and i won't go out running around the area (as its s*** and full of c***s as well as all conrete and traffic) so the only viable solution is in the home.

Been looking at this for £250:

http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/folding_treadmills/weslo_compact_sl_folding_treadmill/10538_p.html

As well as some light Dumbells for £40

http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/dumbbells/golds_gym_hammertone_dumbell_set_20kg/10730_p.html

But really the focus is on the treadmill. Has anyone had any positive experiences of home equipment like a treadmill or rower (also intrigues) rather then just the usual don't do it you won't last a month etc...?

Also the steamer, how's that going for people (as i saw a few pages back)?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prestige-Stainless-Steel-Multi-Steamer/dp/B000BK7B06/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1246576676&sr=8-5
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jill on Friday 8 January 2010, 05:33:19 PM
My attempts to lose weight start on Monday.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: S.S.R. on Friday 8 January 2010, 05:39:14 PM
My attempts to lose weight start on Monday.

Blatantly pigging out this weekend.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jill on Friday 8 January 2010, 05:44:46 PM
My attempts to lose weight start on Monday.

Blatantly pigging out this weekend.

Aye.  :snod: About to have a great big f*** off bowl of pasta, got my sister's engagement do tomorrow so will be lots of food & alcohol, and I'll probably get a takeaway on Sunday.  :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: oldtype on Friday 8 January 2010, 05:57:06 PM
Join the army. Knocked two stone right off me.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dokko on Friday 8 January 2010, 05:58:43 PM
Fuk that for a laugh.

Our lot are actually in a war, an unwinnable one at that. My luck i'd be the fittest i've ever been in my life, then get stationed near some Americans and get killed by friendly fire (the only time they actually kill anything).

Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Friday 8 January 2010, 06:13:21 PM
Back to Weightwatchers again tomorrow.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 8 January 2010, 07:58:13 PM
Started this week, just eating clean and a new training schedule. Will see what I have lost on Sunday morning but I am guessing 2-3 pounds.

I know you say you wont be arsed with the gym but if you make it your priority and plan things around it rather than fitting it in when you can it soon becomes addictive and you hate missing it.

I had a cross trainer, exercise bike and rowing machine at home but it became too easy to talk myself out of bothering when you are relaxed in your own home.

If you do get weights at home though and get stuck for ideas give me a shout, there seem to be quite a few gym bores on here who know what they are talking about so there should be plenty of advice for anyone that wants it. That includes eating right.

Losing weight is pretty straight forward with will power and commitment. The key is not making excuses "too tired" "bit ill" "too much to do at the moment" "will start again next week" etc etc... if you really want to lose weight eating right and exercise is the priority then everything else fits around it.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Friday 8 January 2010, 11:19:42 PM
Started this week, just eating clean and a new training schedule. Will see what I have lost on Sunday morning but I am guessing 2-3 pounds.

I know you say you wont be arsed with the gym but if you make it your priority and plan things around it rather than fitting it in when you can it soon becomes addictive and you hate missing it.

I had a cross trainer, exercise bike and rowing machine at home but it became too easy to talk myself out of bothering when you are relaxed in your own home.

If you do get weights at home though and get stuck for ideas give me a shout, there seem to be quite a few gym bores on here who know what they are talking about so there should be plenty of advice for anyone that wants it. That includes eating right.

Losing weight is pretty straight forward with will power and commitment. The key is not making excuses "too tired" "bit ill" "too much to do at the moment" "will start again next week" etc etc... if you really want to lose weight eating right and exercise is the priority then everything else fits around it.

Going to check with my physio when I can go back to the gym cos I f***ed my shoulder in a car crash early on in December. See her on monday so will be asking then.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 9 January 2010, 08:58:57 AM
That sort of thing is fair enough :lol: I was talking about work mates who whinge and whinge about losing weight but can't afford £15 per month gym membership then go out and buy a ps3 and hd tv, couple of weeks later saying they didn't know why the bought the ps3 and they never play it. People who buy crap to eat because they didn't have time to make proper food then later in the day say they did f*** all the night before, just sat in and watched tv.  People who say they couldn't exercise because they have a headache or only got 6 hours sleep the night before.

If they don't want to exercise/eat right that is fair enough but they really shouldn't whinge on about how it's not fair that they are over weight when they are too lazy to do anything to change it.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 9 January 2010, 09:57:18 AM
Lost 2stone last year. Aiming for the same again.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 9 January 2010, 10:58:20 AM
Good man!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: HTT on Saturday 9 January 2010, 08:28:29 PM
Since I jacked the tabs in I've put on over half a stone which could have been a problem if it were flab but I must be one of those lucky people who when they put weight on it is evenly spread, well happy with the results to be honest.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 9 January 2010, 09:02:02 PM
Join the army. Knocked two stone right off me.

A couple of limbs?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Saturday 9 January 2010, 10:15:21 PM
Right thread this time :p

I've got back to my pre xmas weight, still want to lose around 3stone or so, i'll post some before/after pics up when i've finished the "transformation", was a proper fat b****** (still am if truth be told)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 9 January 2010, 10:30:00 PM
Right thread this time :p

I've got back to my pre xmas weight, still want to lose around 3stone or so, i'll post some before/after pics up when i've finished the "transformation", was a proper fat b****** (still am if truth be told)

Did you mean to post that in the drugs thread or are you going to try diet and exercise to lose weight?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Saturday 9 January 2010, 10:41:41 PM
s***, wrong thread, im such a clown at times ;)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 10 January 2010, 03:48:34 PM
2 pounds down this week, steady start.

Ran 3 miles on a snowy field yesterday, felt like 10 it was f***ing hard work!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Monday 11 January 2010, 02:37:59 AM
Are you loosing anything of your lifts mate ? I'm going to start a cut soon I think, keep putting it off though. I can always justify eating s*** when on a bluk to my self, but it's a total waste of time on a cut which is why i've been waiting for a bit.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Monday 11 January 2010, 02:50:40 PM
Started this week, just eating clean and a new training schedule. Will see what I have lost on Sunday morning but I am guessing 2-3 pounds.

I know you say you wont be arsed with the gym but if you make it your priority and plan things around it rather than fitting it in when you can it soon becomes addictive and you hate missing it.

I had a cross trainer, exercise bike and rowing machine at home but it became too easy to talk myself out of bothering when you are relaxed in your own home.

If you do get weights at home though and get stuck for ideas give me a shout, there seem to be quite a few gym bores on here who know what they are talking about so there should be plenty of advice for anyone that wants it. That includes eating right.

Losing weight is pretty straight forward with will power and commitment. The key is not making excuses "too tired" "bit ill" "too much to do at the moment" "will start again next week" etc etc... if you really want to lose weight eating right and exercise is the priority then everything else fits around it.

That last bit sounds spot on mate. Going to take motivation from that I think. :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Monday 11 January 2010, 02:59:19 PM
You're right, but how do you stop yourself from making those excuses?

Say (hypothetically) I said things like that, how would I change?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Monday 11 January 2010, 03:06:43 PM
It's impossible to entirely stop yourself from making excuses, but if you gain momentum (which like anything, tends to come once you get started on the whole process), the chance of you making excuses is surely lessened. By making weight loss central in your day-to-day life, you would more than likely become immersed in it and, as Cajun has said, you'll learn to enjoy it and feel gutted if you don't for example go to the gym on a certain day.

Having a target also helps, I'd imagine - I'm looking towards my brother's wedding in April as a decent point to have shed some pounds by. Just little things, week by week, day by day even, to help continue some form of momentum would more than likely lead you to your ultimate aim.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: The Prophet on Monday 11 January 2010, 07:22:57 PM
Lass who goes to my gym was harping on about those vibration plate thingys that tone your muscle. Can't see them being any good myself like, plus they're stupidly expensive. Anyone know much about them?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 11 January 2010, 07:55:58 PM
Lass who goes to my gym was harping on about those vibration plate thingys that tone your muscle. Can't see them being any good myself like, plus they're stupidly expensive. Anyone know much about them?

Nothing apart from they make you look like a complete sp**. Seems really lazy to me :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 11 January 2010, 07:58:22 PM
Are you loosing anything of your lifts mate ? I'm going to start a cut soon I think, keep putting it off though. I can always justify eating s*** when on a bluk to my self, but it's a total waste of time on a cut which is why i've been waiting for a bit.

Nah not yet mate, think it will start to kick in when I shed a few more pounds.

My cardio was f***ed but has quickly got back up to speed, have a very solid HIIT session tonight and feel 1000% better for it because only last week it was a massive struggle. Christmas didn't help because I missed a week and the odd day when the place was closed. Made a massive difference.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:31:07 PM
Has anyone been watching this series about fat kids on Channel 4? Jesus wept, the parents need f***ing shooting.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:37:19 PM
Has anyone been watching this series about fat kids on Channel 4? Jesus wept, the parents need f***ing shooting.

No but I can imagine it's a bit like "but he really likes chips/pizza/sweets, I feel guilty not feeding the fat f***er with them".
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:40:40 PM
Has anyone been watching this series about fat kids on Channel 4? Jesus wept, the parents need f***ing shooting.

No but I can imagine it's a bit like "but he really likes chips/pizza/sweets, I feel guilty not feeding the fat f***er with them".

Saw a bloke in a cafe today with a grasy sausage roll, pizza and chips WITH A DIET COKE !!! The stupid fat f***.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:43:46 PM
Has anyone been watching this series about fat kids on Channel 4? Jesus wept, the parents need f***ing shooting.

No but I can imagine it's a bit like "but he really likes chips/pizza/sweets, I feel guilty not feeding the fat f***er with them".

Saw a bloke in a cafe today with a grasy sausage roll, pizza and chips WITH A DIET COKE !!! The stupid fat f***.

If he is happy the way he is what is it any of your business what he is eating/drinking?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:46:16 PM
I can see Parky's point but then when I have a bad meal I will normally have a diet coke. Its bad enough having chips, burgers etc.. so cutting 200 odd calories with the drink makes it feel a little better  :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:46:23 PM
Has anyone been watching this series about fat kids on Channel 4? Jesus wept, the parents need f***ing shooting.

No but I can imagine it's a bit like "but he really likes chips/pizza/sweets, I feel guilty not feeding the fat f***er with them".

Saw a bloke in a cafe today with a grasy sausage roll, pizza and chips WITH A DIET COKE !!! The stupid fat f***.

If he is happy the way he is what is it any of your business what he is eating/drinking?

The fat stopped me retrieving my deer knife from his gut.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:49:36 PM
Has anyone been watching this series about fat kids on Channel 4? Jesus wept, the parents need f***ing shooting.

No but I can imagine it's a bit like "but he really likes chips/pizza/sweets, I feel guilty not feeding the fat f***er with them".

Saw a bloke in a cafe today with a grasy sausage roll, pizza and chips WITH A DIET COKE !!! The stupid fat f***.

If he is happy the way he is what is it any of your business what he is eating/drinking?

The fat stopped me retrieving my deer knife from his gut.

I am surprised he could even eat, having to look at your ugly face during his dinner.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:50:52 PM
Has anyone been watching this series about fat kids on Channel 4? Jesus wept, the parents need f***ing shooting.

Watching it now, I desperately want to smack some of these parents about. It's ludicrous, what they're doing is literally child abuse.

Some of the thick f***ers actually think they're making the kids happy.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: LesPaul on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:51:15 PM
Frosties in the morning, biscuts and tae for lunch, large meal in McDonalds for dinner and sandwhiches and tae for supper. Worked for me anyway.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:52:30 PM
Has anyone been watching this series about fat kids on Channel 4? Jesus wept, the parents need f***ing shooting.

No but I can imagine it's a bit like "but he really likes chips/pizza/sweets, I feel guilty not feeding the fat f***er with them".

Saw a bloke in a cafe today with a grasy sausage roll, pizza and chips WITH A DIET COKE !!! The stupid fat f***.

If he is happy the way he is what is it any of your business what he is eating/drinking?

The fat stopped me retrieving my deer knife from his gut.

I am surprised he could even eat, having to look at your ugly face during his dinner.

I was initially commenting on the irony of the diet coke....Which has clearly passed you by.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:52:46 PM
Has anyone been watching this series about fat kids on Channel 4? Jesus wept, the parents need f***ing shooting.

No but I can imagine it's a bit like "but he really likes chips/pizza/sweets, I feel guilty not feeding the fat f***er with them".

Saw a bloke in a cafe today with a grasy sausage roll, pizza and chips WITH A DIET COKE !!! The stupid fat f***.

If he is happy the way he is what is it any of your business what he is eating/drinking?

The fat stopped me retrieving my deer knife from his gut.

I am surprised he could even eat, having to look at your ugly face during his dinner.

Probably couldn't even see what with all the horrible fat hanging down in front of his eyes.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:53:12 PM
That lass looks like Andy Carroll. And she's significantly thicker.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:53:13 PM
I eat every three hours (queue Pilko). Heard your metabolism is like a fire, if you put too much wood on too soon it struggles, not enough and it  goes out but if you keep putting the right amount on through the day it will keep burning strong.

Probably a load of s*** but it sounds good to me :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:54:27 PM
Has anyone been watching this series about fat kids on Channel 4? Jesus wept, the parents need f***ing shooting.

No but I can imagine it's a bit like "but he really likes chips/pizza/sweets, I feel guilty not feeding the fat f***er with them".

Saw a bloke in a cafe today with a grasy sausage roll, pizza and chips WITH A DIET COKE !!! The stupid fat f***.

If he is happy the way he is what is it any of your business what he is eating/drinking?

The fat stopped me retrieving my deer knife from his gut.

I am surprised he could even eat, having to look at your ugly face during his dinner.

Probably couldn't even see what with all the horrible fat hanging down in front of his eyes.

Nah, I have heard that even blind people have asked him to turn the other way cos he is putting them off their food tbh
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:55:58 PM
Has anyone been watching this series about fat kids on Channel 4? Jesus wept, the parents need f***ing shooting.

No but I can imagine it's a bit like "but he really likes chips/pizza/sweets, I feel guilty not feeding the fat f***er with them".

Saw a bloke in a cafe today with a grasy sausage roll, pizza and chips WITH A DIET COKE !!! The stupid fat f***.

If he is happy the way he is what is it any of your business what he is eating/drinking?

The fat stopped me retrieving my deer knife from his gut.

I am surprised he could even eat, having to look at your ugly face during his dinner.

Probably couldn't even see what with all the horrible fat hanging down in front of his eyes.

Nah, I have heard that even blind people have asked him to turn the other way cos he is putting them off their food tbh

The fatty? You've lost me. Sometimes it's tricky for fatties to turn around, insensitive tbh.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:56:36 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:57:50 PM
 :razz:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Monday 11 January 2010, 09:59:58 PM
Has anyone been watching this series about fat kids on Channel 4? Jesus wept, the parents need f***ing shooting.

No but I can imagine it's a bit like "but he really likes chips/pizza/sweets, I feel guilty not feeding the fat f***er with them".

Saw a bloke in a cafe today with a grasy sausage roll, pizza and chips WITH A DIET COKE !!! The stupid fat f***.

If he is happy the way he is what is it any of your business what he is eating/drinking?

The fat stopped me retrieving my deer knife from his gut.

I am surprised he could even eat, having to look at your ugly face during his dinner.

Probably couldn't even see what with all the horrible fat hanging down in front of his eyes.

Nah, I have heard that even blind people have asked him to turn the other way cos he is putting them off their food tbh

The fatty? You've lost me. Sometimes it's tricky for fatties to turn around, insensitive tbh.

 :mackems:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dinho lad on Monday 11 January 2010, 10:06:49 PM
Has anyone been watching this series about fat kids on Channel 4? Jesus wept, the parents need f***ing shooting.

No but I can imagine it's a bit like "but he really likes chips/pizza/sweets, I feel guilty not feeding the fat f***er with them".

Saw a bloke in a cafe today with a grasy sausage roll, pizza and chips WITH A DIET COKE !!! The stupid fat f***.

:lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stephen927 on Monday 11 January 2010, 10:11:15 PM
Back to the gym this week. Thought I'd give the other guys a chance to catch up on the weights.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Tooj on Monday 11 January 2010, 10:12:02 PM
But Diet Coke is better than normal coke.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 11 January 2010, 10:12:56 PM
But Diet Coke is better than normal coke.

I agree.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Tooj on Monday 11 January 2010, 10:13:31 PM
It's flavour country.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: LesPaul on Monday 11 January 2010, 10:14:59 PM
But Diet Coke is better than normal coke.

I agree.
no, No, NO NO!!!! JUST NO!



Ok, deep breath. I'm not having this argument again.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: cp40 on Monday 11 January 2010, 10:16:57 PM
But Diet Coke is better than normal coke.

I agree.
no, No, NO NO!!!! JUST NO!



Ok, deep breath. I'm not having this argument again.


what is the diffrence? is it just sugar?

i prefer the real one.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: LesPaul on Monday 11 January 2010, 10:18:15 PM
But Diet Coke is better than normal coke.

I agree.
no, No, NO NO!!!! JUST NO!



Ok, deep breath. I'm not having this argument again.


what is the diffrence? is it just sugar?

i prefer the real one.
Diet Coke tastes like someone diluted it with water (knowing coca-cola that probably is what they did)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Monday 11 January 2010, 10:39:23 PM
But Diet Coke is better than normal coke.

I agree.
no, No, NO NO!!!! JUST NO!



Ok, deep breath. I'm not having this argument again.

The sweetner gives you cancer.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: LesPaul on Monday 11 January 2010, 11:00:22 PM
But Diet Coke is better than normal coke.

I agree.
no, No, NO NO!!!! JUST NO!



Ok, deep breath. I'm not having this argument again.

The sweetner gives you cancer.
The litre I drank today says I don't give a f***.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 12:02:25 PM
Wow, just had my first workout, getting the treadmill from the front door to the conservatory where its going to live. 65kg, bout the size of a single mattress but deeper, ouch.

My next workout will be putting the b****** together.

Shedded half a stone thinking about it.

(What makes it worse is this guy about 5ft tall delivered it from TNT, though he had the height and put it on his shoulder from the lorry he walked impressively to the door with it - I thought nee bother  :doh:)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Adam^ on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 12:25:50 PM
Past week I've been really anxious and have hardly eaten anything, so that would help with the weight loss, probably wont help you influence people though !
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 01:44:13 PM
I've just started doing Yoga, it's amazing.

I've had tight hips and that for ages, probably after a couple of ankle injuries, and I can already feel all my joints working better and moving more easily. Even the bad ankle feels like it's under a lot less strain.

:thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Adam^ on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 02:02:08 PM
I've just started doing Yoga, it's amazing.

I've had tight hips and that for ages, probably after a couple of ankle injuries, and I can already feel all my joints working better and moving more easily. Even the bad ankle feels like it's under a lot less strain.

:thup:

You doing this at home or a class or what  ?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 02:20:57 PM
I've just started doing Yoga, it's amazing.

I've had tight hips and that for ages, probably after a couple of ankle injuries, and I can already feel all my joints working better and moving more easily. Even the bad ankle feels like it's under a lot less strain.

:thup:

You doing this at home or a class or what  ?

At the moment I'm just doing it at home, I got a book called 'Yoga for Regular Guys'... by ex-wrestler Diamond Dallas Page! It basically concentrates on the basics and the movements rather than the traditional/spititual aspects of yoga.

I might go to a class once I can do a routine without embarrassing myself by collapsing every couple of minutes!

Apparently Yoga is what allowed DDP to continue wrestling well into his 40s... I can believe it.

If you're in Newcastle I got that book from the cheap bookshop upstairs in Eldon Square. £2 well spent!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Allmo on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 02:21:16 PM
I know this is sort of contrary to purpose of this thread but how do I put on weight in a healthy manner.

Over the last 3-4 months I've lost a stone of weight unintendedly. Basically it was my first semester at uni in catered halls, I ended up being ill for a good month while still trying to get out as much as i could. I ended up loosing a stone. I have managed to put a little bit of weight back on, but I still don't look as healthy as I did and would like to beef out a bit more but not just on the stomach. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 02:22:24 PM
I know this is sort of contrary to purpose of this thread but how do I put on weight in a healthy manner.

Over the last 3-4 months I've lost a stone of weight unintendedly. Basically it was my first semester at uni in catered halls, I ended up being ill for a good month while still trying to get out as much as i could. I ended up loosing a stone. I have managed to put a little bit of weight back on, but I still don't look as healthy as I did and would like to beef out a bit more but not just on the stomach. Any suggestions?

Carbohydrates.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 02:31:03 PM
I would have said protein and plenty of exercise, no?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 02:33:00 PM
I know this is sort of contrary to purpose of this thread but how do I put on weight in a healthy manner.

Over the last 3-4 months I've lost a stone of weight unintendedly. Basically it was my first semester at uni in catered halls, I ended up being ill for a good month while still trying to get out as much as i could. I ended up loosing a stone. I have managed to put a little bit of weight back on, but I still don't look as healthy as I did and would like to beef out a bit more but not just on the stomach. Any suggestions?

I got a stomach infection straight after spending near on two weeks in agony with a gum infection swelling the gum biting in to a broken tooth, no food or sleep for nearly 4 weeks; i lost a stone and a half.  :kasper:

Even though i looked super slim, i'd never go through that again, it was the last time i cried at pain, before that i was about 13.  :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 02:53:06 PM
I know this is sort of contrary to purpose of this thread but how do I put on weight in a healthy manner.

Over the last 3-4 months I've lost a stone of weight unintendedly. Basically it was my first semester at uni in catered halls, I ended up being ill for a good month while still trying to get out as much as i could. I ended up loosing a stone. I have managed to put a little bit of weight back on, but I still don't look as healthy as I did and would like to beef out a bit more but not just on the stomach. Any suggestions?


what height / weight are you.

I find eating loads of food puts weight on me.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 02:53:25 PM
I know this is sort of contrary to purpose of this thread but how do I put on weight in a healthy manner.

Over the last 3-4 months I've lost a stone of weight unintendedly. Basically it was my first semester at uni in catered halls, I ended up being ill for a good month while still trying to get out as much as i could. I ended up loosing a stone. I have managed to put a little bit of weight back on, but I still don't look as healthy as I did and would like to beef out a bit more but not just on the stomach. Any suggestions?


what height / weight are you.

I find eating loads of food puts weight on me.

 bluelaugh.gif
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 03:03:48 PM
I might try this deadly virus diet.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 03:05:52 PM
I might try this deadly virus diet.


my lasses mam will cook you some chicken soup, that takes a couple stone off you, and gave me plenty time to sit and read.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Allmo on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 03:55:42 PM
I'm 6'2" and 11st 11lbs. Obviously eat more is the obvious answer, but I want to know what foods will do it in the most healthy way. I'll start hitting the pasta a bit more like bleuf.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 04:12:26 PM
I'm 6'2" and 11st 11lbs. Obviously eat more is the obvious answer, but I want to know what foods will do it in the most healthy way. I'll start hitting the pasta a bit more like bleuf.


just checked your age-19. dosent sound too skinny for you. im no expert, but a good mix of carbs and plenty protien, gets the weight on. try to avoid walking long distances as thats a sure fire way to lose it.

ie eat loads, and exercise a bit-should increase weight without just getting fat.


i think.



btw, 19.....would you shag iris robinson? or for £50k asuming she wouldnt ask for it back.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Parky on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 04:29:42 PM
I might try this deadly virus diet.

Killer virus diet may be better.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 05:14:37 PM
I might try this deadly virus diet.

Killer virus diet may be better.
True, think of all the money I'll save that I can give to tramps at cash machines.  :bluestar:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 05:52:59 PM
First game of football this morning in quite a few months. So f***ed it's unreall, even had to sit back for the last third of the game  :blush: Going to have to go back to the HIIT. :angry:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Allmo on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 05:55:37 PM
I'd definitely shag her for £50k cp40, would do it for £1k, just would have to stop myself being sick at the thought of the droopiness. If I could get over that then hello Iris.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 05:56:04 PM
I'm 6'2" and 11st 11lbs. Obviously eat more is the obvious answer, but I want to know what foods will do it in the most healthy way. I'll start hitting the pasta a bit more like bleuf.

f***ing hell man, why not just call me a fat bint and get it over with,  O0 I have been really good as well since I started back at Weightwatchers  :weep:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Heneage on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 05:57:22 PM
First game of football this morning in quite a few months. So f***ed it's unreall, even had to sit back for the last third of the game  :blush: Going to have to go back to the HIIT. :angry:
Where do you play?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 05:58:31 PM
First game of football this morning in quite a few months. So f***ed it's unreall, even had to sit back for the last third of the game  :blush: Going to have to go back to the HIIT. :angry:
Where do you play?

Newcastle.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 05:58:57 PM
I'd definitely shag her for £50k cp40, would do it for £1k, just would have to stop myself being sick at the thought of the droopiness. If I could get over that then hello Iris.

doubt id touch her, tbh, tho shes nearer my age. Give me 6 months without a younger bird tho, and id f*** her every which way -for nowt.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 08:06:20 PM
I know this is sort of contrary to purpose of this thread but how do I put on weight in a healthy manner.

Over the last 3-4 months I've lost a stone of weight unintendedly. Basically it was my first semester at uni in catered halls, I ended up being ill for a good month while still trying to get out as much as i could. I ended up loosing a stone. I have managed to put a little bit of weight back on, but I still don't look as healthy as I did and would like to beef out a bit more but not just on the stomach. Any suggestions?

Lots of wholemeal pasta (maybe 200-300 grams a day), plenty of chicken, tuna, beef and a table spoon of peanut butter before bed.

Plus heavy weight training :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:33:57 PM
If you're wanting to lose weight (basically just hoping to chop some pounds of my ever-protruding beer belly), is it wise to stay of weights n s*** altogether? So, just do, like running n s***?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:36:13 PM
If you're wanting to lose weight (basically just hoping to chop some pounds of my ever-protruding beer belly), is it wise to stay of weights n s*** altogether? So, just do, like running n s***?

Common misconception. In short no.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:38:00 PM
If you're wanting to lose weight (basically just hoping to chop some pounds of my ever-protruding beer belly), is it wise to stay of weights n s*** altogether? So, just do, like running n s***?

My understanding is doing heavy weights work burns off calories during the exercise and for hours after.

Do a mixture, if you weren't eating a lot it would be near on impossible to bulk up.

HIIT sessions one day, weights the next ftw.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:38:19 PM
Ah well that's cool then cos i enjoy the weights and whatnot. Plus the gym can get very tedious if you're only going there to do one thing.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Tooj on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:38:44 PM
Ah well that's cool then cos i enjoy the weights and whatnot. Plus the gym can get very tedious if you're only going there to do one thing.

Perv?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:40:09 PM
Why would that ever get tedious? ???
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:40:25 PM
Ah well that's cool then cos i enjoy the weights and whatnot. Plus the gym can get very tedious if you're only going there to do one thing.

HIIT session are very good because it's such hard work and only about 20 minutes you are finished before you know it. f***ing killer though.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Tooj on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:41:30 PM
Why would that ever get tedious? ???

Trust me. You can only shout surprise so many times.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Kaizero on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:41:32 PM
Ah well that's cool then cos i enjoy the weights and whatnot. Plus the gym can get very tedious if you're only going there to do one thing.

Perv?

It's frightening just how many hot chicks frequent my gym, it's hard to focus on training.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:43:04 PM
I've only got a very brief understanding of HIIT training. To my understanding it's just short bursts of heavy training, then sorta - half arsed training for a bit - then a bit more of the intense stuff for a bit - then a cool down.

What do you tend to do, Jon?

Also, to anyone, what's the best thing to do re: eating after a gym session. Should you eat, like, fairly soon after (i usually crave a bite as soon as i've got home)... or wait an hour or so? Also, what's the best thing to eat after the gym? I've bought a s***-load of weight-watchers soup cos i find it quite satisfying/filling, which will save me from picking throughout the evening.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stephen927 on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:45:51 PM
Jon rolls into the gym with a strawberry milkshake, does a couple of preacher curls then f***s off home.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:47:05 PM
2 minutes warm up (probably not long enough really but *touch wood* not had any problems yet) then 30 seconds sprint, 30 seconds steady pace/stroll.

30/30 is the top end of the scale I think though I think so you might want to work up (not meaning to sound patronising but it really does take a while to get into, I hadn't done much cardio for a few months before January and have really struggled!).


http://www.intervaltraining.net/HiitTraining-30.html might be useful.
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Post by: Pilko on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:48:26 PM
Jon rolls into the gym with a strawberry milkshake, does a couple of preacher curls then f***s off home.

Aye, they have a sandpit at the end of the descent into the gym to slow him down, or else he'd crush the poor people on the exercise bikes.
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Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:48:49 PM
2 minutes warm up (probably not long enough really but *touch wood* not had any problems yet) then 30 seconds sprint, 30 seconds steady pace/stroll.

30/30 is the top end of the scale I think though I think so you might want to work up (not meaning to sound patronising but it really does take a while to get into, I hadn't done much cardio for a few months before January and have really struggled!).


http://www.intervaltraining.net/HiitTraining-30.html might be useful.




you sound like Daley Thompson.


( 80s reference btw)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:49:42 PM
I've only got a very brief understanding of HIIT training. To my understanding it's just short bursts of heavy training, then sorta - half arsed training for a bit - then a bit more of the intense stuff for a bit - then a cool down.

What do you tend to do, Jon?

Also, to anyone, what's the best thing to do re: eating after a gym session. Should you eat, like, fairly soon after (i usually crave a bite as soon as i've got home)... or wait an hour or so? Also, what's the best thing to eat after the gym? I've bought a s***-load of weight-watchers soup cos i find it quite satisfying/filling, which will save me from picking throughout the evening.

Protein (ie Chicken, Tuna, lean beef) 30 minutes after if possible. If you want to lose weight I would try and cut the carbs in the evening.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:50:49 PM
Jon rolls into the gym with a strawberry milkshake, does a couple of preacher curls then f***s off home.

Preacher curls are way too much effort for me, standard curl with a ez bar then f*** off to the kebab shop for some well earned food more like!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:52:34 PM
2 minutes warm up (probably not long enough really but *touch wood* not had any problems yet) then 30 seconds sprint, 30 seconds steady pace/stroll.

30/30 is the top end of the scale I think though I think so you might want to work up (not meaning to sound patronising but it really does take a while to get into, I hadn't done much cardio for a few months before January and have really struggled!).


http://www.intervaltraining.net/HiitTraining-30.html might be useful.




you sound like Daley Thompson.


( 80s reference btw)

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Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:53:45 PM
Cool beans. Thanks for the tips.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: HTT on Wednesday 13 January 2010, 08:07:19 PM
Just saw my mate for the first time in a month or so. Apparently he locked himself in the house for a week, drank only water and ate only bread and soup and he's lost a stone in weight via that diet and simple exercise like up and down the stairs, press ups, sit ups etc. I have to say he looks fantastic.  He's a strange f***er mind, he has immense will power, give up drink, drugs and tabs 2 years ago at the same time and hasn't had any since. He has also given up coffee. He's a bit mad like.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: S.S.R. on Wednesday 13 January 2010, 08:40:40 PM
Just saw my mate for the first time in a month or so. Apparently he locked himself in the house for a week, drank only water and ate only bread and soup and he's lost a stone in weight via that diet and simple exercise like up and down the stairs, press ups, sit ups etc. I have to say he looks fantastic.  He's a strange f***er mind, he has immense will power, give up drink, drugs and tabs 2 years ago at the same time and hasn't had any since. He has also given up coffee. He's a bit mad like.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jayson on Wednesday 13 January 2010, 08:45:39 PM
Majority of the weight loss will be water weight & muscle, not the best way to do things.

Coulda eaten more & sat on his ass all day with better results
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Wednesday 13 January 2010, 10:05:56 PM
A group of women have taken up Weight Watchers and go on and on about bblody points all day long.

Warned them that if one word on points comes out tomorrow then its fish and chips at the desk for lunch on Fiday
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Greg on Thursday 14 January 2010, 12:00:39 AM
I know this is sort of contrary to purpose of this thread but how do I put on weight in a healthy manner.

Over the last 3-4 months I've lost a stone of weight unintendedly. Basically it was my first semester at uni in catered halls, I ended up being ill for a good month while still trying to get out as much as i could. I ended up loosing a stone. I have managed to put a little bit of weight back on, but I still don't look as healthy as I did and would like to beef out a bit more but not just on the stomach. Any suggestions?

Go food shopping at half time during a Newcastle match.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 14 January 2010, 12:06:24 AM
Losing a stone in a week is never good, bet he puts it all back on (and maybe more).
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Thursday 14 January 2010, 12:20:27 AM
Hiphopoaotpoaptopoopopotamus, I haven't really delved into HIIT, but is it more of a principle than anything, in that it can be applied to pretty much any form of exercise? Think I'm going to try it, it sounds particularly effective.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 14 January 2010, 12:23:58 AM
Had a bash at it early today.

*gasps*
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Thursday 14 January 2010, 12:26:45 AM
Hiphopoaotpoaptopoopopotamus, I haven't really delved into HIIT, but is it more of a principle than anything, in that it can be applied to pretty much any form of exercise? Think I'm going to try it, it sounds particularly effective.

Aye it pretty much ruins you though.  :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Neil on Thursday 14 January 2010, 12:29:38 AM
Hiphopoaotpoaptopoopopotamus, I haven't really delved into HIIT, but is it more of a principle than anything, in that it can be applied to pretty much any form of exercise? Think I'm going to try it, it sounds particularly effective.

Aye it pretty much ruins you though.  :lol:

Even if you gradually get into it to let yout body adapt? And aye I'd imagine it would have you shattered immediately afterwards but it sounds a lot more effective than casually doing a bit of exercise. And if I'm doing some exercise, I'd rather be shattered in a way because I know I can FEEL THE BURN!!! But yer nar what I mean.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 14 January 2010, 09:43:44 AM
Just saw my mate for the first time in a month or so. Apparently he locked himself in the house for a week, drank only water and ate only bread and soup and he's lost a stone in weight via that diet and simple exercise like up and down the stairs, press ups, sit ups etc. I have to say he looks fantastic.  He's a strange f***er mind, he has immense will power, give up drink, drugs and tabs 2 years ago at the same time and hasn't had any since. He has also given up coffee. He's a bit mad like.

That regime is obviously a mental idea, but the basic exercises (chin ups/dips, press ups etc) are very underrated and can give great results.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stephen927 on Thursday 14 January 2010, 10:51:28 AM
Hiphopoaotpoaptopoopopotamus, I haven't really delved into HIIT, but is it more of a principle than anything, in that it can be applied to pretty much any form of exercise? Think I'm going to try it, it sounds particularly effective.

Aye it pretty much ruins you though.  :lol:

Even if you gradually get into it to let yout body adapt? And aye I'd imagine it would have you shattered immediately afterwards but it sounds a lot more effective than casually doing a bit of exercise. And if I'm doing some exercise, I'd rather be shattered in a way because I know I can FEEL THE BURN!!! But yer nar what I mean.

You shouldn't let your body adapt too much, in the sense that you should always be looking to move up weight sets, push your body that little bit further each time. If you're doing it right you should feel the burn each time.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 14 January 2010, 07:16:03 PM
Hiphopoaotpoaptopoopopotamus, I haven't really delved into HIIT, but is it more of a principle than anything, in that it can be applied to pretty much any form of exercise? Think I'm going to try it, it sounds particularly effective.

Yeah can't see why not, I do it on a bike or running. I think rowing would really f*** you over.

As n4e said though it f***ing ruins you :lol: sometimes I don't remember getting off the bike and walking to the changing rooms :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jimburst on Thursday 14 January 2010, 09:08:55 PM
I did HIIT on the rowing machine and seriously, i almost died every time, did 20 mins regular rowing first, then 10 mins of:

Sprint speed till yer f***ed
rest 30 seconds
sprint speed till yer f***ed
etc till i fell off the rowing machine and lay there for like 20 mins :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 14 January 2010, 09:12:59 PM
You are f***ing good, never tried it on a rowing machine but I don't think it would be fun!

That is too much time though.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 14 January 2010, 09:24:24 PM
got a call off the gimp earlier, says hes never been so f***ed after a week Skiing.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 14 January 2010, 11:52:22 PM
channel 4 now, 3 year old girls squatting 18kg, 7 year old boys squatting 48kg. f***ing mental :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 14 January 2010, 11:55:15 PM
channel 4 now, 3 year old girls squatting 18kg, 7 year old boys squatting 48kg. f***ing mental :lol:

Am watching it, tragic like.

Really want to know what happened to Lil Hurcules.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 15 January 2010, 12:00:53 AM
That kid on now had a mental six pack but his forearms were like pipe cleaners, he looked all wrong!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dokko on Friday 15 January 2010, 12:04:26 AM
Was that Hulk Hogan as is God Dad?  :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 15 January 2010, 12:07:02 AM
Yeah :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Friday 15 January 2010, 09:13:24 AM
Just signed up for a 10,000 calorie challenge in my gym (prize for the winner is personal training, surely the winner isn't the one who needs it but anyway...).

Now I reckon if I continue on my 500 calories a day (5 days a week) I'm going to get embarrassed where I finish so as of tomorrow its 7 days a week and stepped up workouts.

What would be interesting for me though is to guage what the average person here burns in the gym each time so that I can plan my stepped up workouts to a level where I will be competitive but not burn out too quickly. I'm reckoning on a 700 calorie workout.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 15 January 2010, 07:22:23 PM
No idea but around 5,000 calories a week sounds a fair amount! :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Friday 15 January 2010, 07:24:11 PM
Weightwatchers tomorrow. Am looking forward to seeing how I have done.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 16 January 2010, 11:11:43 AM
Lost 5lbs this week. Cracking start, hoping for between 1 and 2 lbs next week  :celb:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 16 January 2010, 11:25:00 AM
Lost 5lbs this week. Cracking start, hoping for between 1 and 2 lbs next week  :celb:

Good going Blef! :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stephen927 on Saturday 16 January 2010, 11:55:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PrEuFA_WOc&feature=related
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: dinotheprehistoricgeordie on Saturday 16 January 2010, 11:58:36 AM
Just been to the gym for the first time in 2 years I can hardly move my arms. £45 for a month at the impulse gyms is a bit of a rip like but there's one close to my house and another close to work so went for it anyway.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Thursday 21 January 2010, 05:44:12 PM
How bad is it for you nutritionally and medically to eat an entire bag of Ricola cough drop? I've been training a bit and I don't want this to interfere.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Saturday 23 January 2010, 02:59:03 PM
Managed to drop 4 pounds in two weeks. Gonna keep it up until I've down another 4, but reducing the pace of loss.

Other than going berserk on Wednesday nights and all of Saturday, I'm having

Breakfast - mixed fruits, carrots and occupationally raisins

Lunch - mixed fruits, lean chicken breast and salad. no dressings.

Evening - mixed fruits, lean chicken breast and salad. no dressings.

Also doing gym at least four days a week. Weather has been too s*** for cycling, so doing longs runs on Sunday instead. Starting gym routine with punch bag and combination of intense boxing and kicking. Then onto weight for 20 minutes and back to boxing again. Keep weights moderate and reps high. Don't want to weigh myself down again with more muscle. I repeat this routine for 1-2 hours. Finish with 1hr cardio workout, either cycling, rowing or cross trainer. Calories seems to drop off on cross trainer most, with 1200 calories usually burned in 1 hr. Rowing drops less than this (well, according to the machine) even though it feels much tougher.



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Post by: Cajun on Monday 25 January 2010, 02:29:08 AM
For some odd reason (and he checked, there was still plenty of time until expiry) waitrose were selling maximuscle thermobol for £1.99, 30 tablets so my mate bought the 5 packets they had in stock. Most places sell 90 for about £34, he is selling me 2 packets for £4. Back of the net! :D
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Mowen on Monday 25 January 2010, 07:33:33 PM
Breakfast - mixed fruits, carrots and occupationally raisins

Lunch - mixed fruits, lean chicken breast and salad. no dressings.

Evening - mixed fruits, lean chicken breast and salad. no dressings.

Sounds awful. Food is one of the main pleasures in life. Can't understand how this could be worth it.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 25 January 2010, 08:11:58 PM
Just went for a massive f***ing run. My legs hurt.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: S.S.R. on Monday 25 January 2010, 08:19:56 PM
Just went for a massive f***ing run. My legs hurt.

Sat on my arse all day. Feel great.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 25 January 2010, 08:20:33 PM
Just went for a massive f***ing run. My legs hurt.

Sat on my arse all day. Feel great.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 30 January 2010, 11:31:54 AM
Lost 3.5lbs so that is 8.5lbs in total  :celb:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 30 January 2010, 11:44:12 AM
Keep it up Blef, you are doing really well :)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Keefaz on Saturday 30 January 2010, 11:46:41 AM
Have put on easily a stone in the last six months. p*ss.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: iklgizmo on Saturday 30 January 2010, 12:43:03 PM
Ive been eating realy healthy and going to the gym a lot, but ive recently got a taste for latte's. Given that its semi skimmed milk, are they really as bad for you as people make out?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Saturday 30 January 2010, 08:42:12 PM
Breakfast - mixed fruits, carrots and occupationally raisins

Lunch - mixed fruits, lean chicken breast and salad. no dressings.

Evening - mixed fruits, lean chicken breast and salad. no dressings.

Sounds awful. Food is one of the main pleasures in life. Can't understand how this could be worth it.

It is awful. But I've started mixing in salmon and prawns into my evening meals rather than suffer chicken every night. My weight seems to have stopped shifting down, but this must be due to an increase in muscle mass. I think I may need to change my gym routine to avoid my upper body becoming too heavy.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 6 February 2010, 11:03:19 AM
Lost another 3.5lbs, so that is 13lbs in total. f***ing get in  :celb:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Weezertron on Saturday 6 February 2010, 11:54:57 AM
Lost another 3.5lbs, so that is 13lbs in total. f***ing get in  :celb:

You must be getting to the point where you've gotta be buying new clothes? Always a class feeling :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 6 February 2010, 12:07:51 PM
Lost another 3.5lbs, so that is 13lbs in total. f***ing get in  :celb:

You must be getting to the point where you've gotta be buying new clothes? Always a class feeling :thup:

Indeed. Feels great to be losing weight tbh.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joe Dynamite on Saturday 6 February 2010, 12:20:48 PM
I started my new job at the end of October. I was just oer 17 stone. I am now just under 14 stone. Well happy with that.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jill on Saturday 6 February 2010, 12:26:51 PM
Well done Diane, that's mint.  :aww:

I'm doing well during the week but keep sodding it up at weekends. Must work at it.  :blush:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Saturday 6 February 2010, 12:43:32 PM
Ive been eating realy healthy and going to the gym a lot, but ive recently got a taste for latte's. Given that its semi skimmed milk, are they really as bad for you as people make out?

Ask for it "skinny" from your local coffee shop
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 6 February 2010, 01:08:41 PM
I started my new job at the end of October. I was just oer 17 stone. I am now just under 14 stone. Well happy with that.

 :clap: Well done mate, that is amazing.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 6 February 2010, 01:09:41 PM
Ive been eating realy healthy and going to the gym a lot, but ive recently got a taste for latte's. Given that its semi skimmed milk, are they really as bad for you as people make out?

Ask for it "skinny" from your local coffee shop

As long as you are not drinking loads of them every day it should be fine being semi-skimmed milk.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Saturday 6 February 2010, 01:15:54 PM
1% milk ftw.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 6 February 2010, 01:19:43 PM
1% milk ftw.

Its what I use now, after recommendation from yourself I believe.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dave on Saturday 6 February 2010, 01:22:48 PM
:nods:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: elbee909 on Sunday 7 February 2010, 01:16:15 PM
Just ordered a kettlebell.  Anyone used these much?  I tried kettlebell style swings with free weights before and they seem good for getting a good workout.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 7 February 2010, 01:18:14 PM
Just ordered a kettlebell.  Anyone used these much?  I tried kettlebell style swings with free weights before and they seem good for getting a good workout.

Not often but have used them before, they can be very handy. As you say it's much easier doing certain things with them rather than using weight plates.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: elbee909 on Sunday 7 February 2010, 06:03:23 PM
Just ordered a kettlebell.  Anyone used these much?  I tried kettlebell style swings with free weights before and they seem good for getting a good workout.

Not often but have used them before, they can be very handy. As you say it's much easier doing certain things with them rather than using weight plates.

Yeah, had to keep stopping to tighten up the weights and figured I should stop before I throw three metal plates out of the window and into some unsuspecting pensioner.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 7 February 2010, 06:07:20 PM
Brad Pitt

rhyming slang
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: adam on Monday 8 February 2010, 11:53:23 AM
ive lost half a stone since december just by eating the same slimming world meals my lass makes.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Menace on Monday 8 February 2010, 01:47:35 PM
I'm around 6"3, and weigh around 88KG, what should my ideal weight be? I would like to work on my chest but I have no time for gym..anyone provide any help?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Elliottman on Monday 8 February 2010, 01:52:58 PM
I'm around 6"3, and weigh around 88KG, what should my ideal weight be? I would like to work on my chest but I have no time for gym..anyone provide any help?

Buy some dumbells and do some dumbelll chest press.  Also pressups.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Monday 8 February 2010, 01:54:37 PM
Just signed up for a 10,000 calorie challenge in my gym (prize for the winner is personal training, surely the winner isn't the one who needs it but anyway...).

Now I reckon if I continue on my 500 calories a day (5 days a week) I'm going to get embarrassed where I finish so as of tomorrow its 7 days a week and stepped up workouts.

What would be interesting for me though is to guage what the average person here burns in the gym each time so that I can plan my stepped up workouts to a level where I will be competitive but not burn out too quickly. I'm reckoning on a 700 calorie workout.

90 to go after today. 3 full weeks to burn 9010 calories. Would have done those pesky last few today, but didn't realise I was so close. buggar!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Monday 8 February 2010, 02:32:43 PM
Just signed up for a 10,000 calorie challenge in my gym (prize for the winner is personal training, surely the winner isn't the one who needs it but anyway...).

Now I reckon if I continue on my 500 calories a day (5 days a week) I'm going to get embarrassed where I finish so as of tomorrow its 7 days a week and stepped up workouts.

What would be interesting for me though is to guage what the average person here burns in the gym each time so that I can plan my stepped up workouts to a level where I will be competitive but not burn out too quickly. I'm reckoning on a 700 calorie workout.

90 to go after today. 3 full weeks to burn 9010 calories. Would have done those pesky last few today, but didn't realise I was so close. buggar!

So basically you are trying to burn 10, 000 in a month?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Monday 8 February 2010, 03:33:01 PM
Just signed up for a 10,000 calorie challenge in my gym (prize for the winner is personal training, surely the winner isn't the one who needs it but anyway...).

Now I reckon if I continue on my 500 calories a day (5 days a week) I'm going to get embarrassed where I finish so as of tomorrow its 7 days a week and stepped up workouts.

What would be interesting for me though is to guage what the average person here burns in the gym each time so that I can plan my stepped up workouts to a level where I will be competitive but not burn out too quickly. I'm reckoning on a 700 calorie workout.

90 to go after today. 3 full weeks to burn 9010 calories. Would have done those pesky last few today, but didn't realise I was so close. buggar!

So basically you are trying to burn 10, 000 in a month?

Was just a challenge, first to burn 10,000 calories wins. Don't think I've won unfortunately, but a good target to keep the motivation up
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 13 February 2010, 11:47:30 AM
1.5lbs off. 13.5lbs in total  :celb:
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Post by: Dinho lad on Saturday 13 February 2010, 04:32:56 PM
Blatantly a crash diet.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 13 February 2010, 06:39:11 PM
Blatantly a crash diet.

Eh?
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Post by: Jill on Saturday 13 February 2010, 06:42:45 PM
Always find comments like that a bit daft, my sister lost a few stone over many months and when I mentioned it to someone they said she probably had an eating disorder.  :rolleyes: Nowt like being happy for someone who's made the effort.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 13 February 2010, 08:22:10 PM
I put my weight into the Weightwatchers database thingy and I am losing on average 2.6lbs a week, so that is not crash dieting.
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Post by: HTT on Saturday 13 February 2010, 10:27:26 PM
I've put on over half a stone since I quit smoking which people said I'd do (put on weight), at one point I was eating like 5 full meals a day but thankfully my eating habits have calmed down now and I'm back to eating regular meals. I have went up a waist size and a few of my shirts and t-shirts feel like they've been shrunk somehow mind. I look good for it though, I've always been slim, six foot and 12 stone plus, now I'm nearing 13 stone which is probably my perfect weight.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 13 February 2010, 11:51:07 PM
Nope that is absolutely spot on blef 2-3 pounds a week is the ideal amount you want to lose if you want to maintain so you are doing it perfectly :thup:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Sunday 14 February 2010, 10:31:20 PM
Just signed up for a 10,000 calorie challenge in my gym (prize for the winner is personal training, surely the winner isn't the one who needs it but anyway...).

Now I reckon if I continue on my 500 calories a day (5 days a week) I'm going to get embarrassed where I finish so as of tomorrow its 7 days a week and stepped up workouts.

What would be interesting for me though is to guage what the average person here burns in the gym each time so that I can plan my stepped up workouts to a level where I will be competitive but not burn out too quickly. I'm reckoning on a 700 calorie workout.

90 to go after today. 3 full weeks to burn 9010 calories. Would have done those pesky last few today, but didn't realise I was so close. buggar!

So basically you are trying to burn 10, 000 in a month?

Was just a challenge, first to burn 10,000 calories wins. Don't think I've won unfortunately, but a good target to keep the motivation up

I do around a 1000 a day, would i have won at your gym?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Tuesday 16 February 2010, 02:37:54 AM
ive lost half a stone since december just by eating the same slimming world meals my lass makes.

 :thup:

You going to Francois K ?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 21 February 2010, 02:30:51 PM
I have ordered one of those stand alone punch bag things to mix up my training a bit. Think it would be pretty good for stress too.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jill on Sunday 21 February 2010, 02:39:36 PM
I have ordered one of those stand alone punch bag things to mix up my training a bit. Think it would be pretty good for stress too.

On impulse years ago I purchased one of those inflatable things for punching and kicking and said basically the same as you. It was from a catalogue or something and when it arrived I found out it needed sand in the bottom to weigh it down. I didn't have sand. To my knowledge, it's still in my mam's shed, completely unused.  :blush: Should've got a proper punch bag. :(
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Post by: Gash? on Sunday 21 February 2010, 02:52:20 PM
I have ordered one of those stand alone punch bag things to mix up my training a bit. Think it would be pretty good for stress too.
My brother has a proper one in his room up on the wall and it's brilliant when i'm home to just take everything out on.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 21 February 2010, 03:14:10 PM
I have ordered one of those stand alone punch bag things to mix up my training a bit. Think it would be pretty good for stress too.

On impulse years ago I purchased one of those inflatable things for punching and kicking and said basically the same as you. It was from a catalogue or something and when it arrived I found out it needed sand in the bottom to weigh it down. I didn't have sand. To my knowledge, it's still in my mam's shed, completely unused.  :blush: Should've got a proper punch bag. :(

It is a proper one as in it's not inflatable and cost a few pennies  :laugh:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Jill on Sunday 21 February 2010, 03:15:36 PM
I have ordered one of those stand alone punch bag things to mix up my training a bit. Think it would be pretty good for stress too.

On impulse years ago I purchased one of those inflatable things for punching and kicking and said basically the same as you. It was from a catalogue or something and when it arrived I found out it needed sand in the bottom to weigh it down. I didn't have sand. To my knowledge, it's still in my mam's shed, completely unused.  :blush: Should've got a proper punch bag. :(

It is a proper one as in it's not inflatable and cost a few pennies  :laugh:

Hopefully you'll have more success than me then.  :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 21 February 2010, 04:10:05 PM
I have ordered one of those stand alone punch bag things to mix up my training a bit. Think it would be pretty good for stress too.
My brother has a proper one in his room up on the wall and it's brilliant when i'm home to just take everything out on.

Yeah I reckon it would be great for that.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Thursday 25 February 2010, 05:55:48 PM
Ran 29.01km so far this week with some interval training thrown in at the end of 3 of the runs (5k x 2, 10k x1).

Might be match fit by Barnsleh
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Monday 1 March 2010, 01:44:40 PM
First 5.75km of the week O0
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Monday 1 March 2010, 07:35:13 PM
Working out a new diet and training plan this week when I can be arsed to write it all down. I need a printer, well a printer cartridge!
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Monday 1 March 2010, 09:03:19 PM
Why do you need a printer or a print cartridge if you're writing it down? ???
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Post by: Cajun on Monday 1 March 2010, 09:05:20 PM
So I don't have to write it down :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Tuesday 2 March 2010, 01:24:43 PM
Another 5.75km with a bit of interval training thrown in at the end, although it was less strenuous today.
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Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 2 March 2010, 07:59:10 PM
Had a 2x24 reps weight session tonight, f***ing killer.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 3 March 2010, 10:01:47 PM
Did drop sets on Monday - still recovering.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Wednesday 3 March 2010, 10:15:24 PM
I've started the push-ups again to try and get back to where I was about 5 year ago.  Just waiting for the weather to warm up slightly and then I'm going to start running.  Can anyone recommend me some good exercises for my core?  Ok, so all I do is play cricket in the summer at a pretty low level, and you haven't got to be Triple H to do that, but I also plan on never being fat, so time to start looking after myself methinks.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 3 March 2010, 11:17:28 PM
I've started the push-ups again to try and get back to where I was about 5 year ago.  Just waiting for the weather to warm up slightly and then I'm going to start running.  Can anyone recommend me some good exercises for my core?  Ok, so all I do is play cricket in the summer at a pretty low level, and you haven't got to be Triple H to do that, but I also plan on never being fat, so time to start looking after myself methinks.

Those kettlebell lifts are all about core, aren't they?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Wednesday 3 March 2010, 11:53:42 PM
I will post something about about core exercises tomorrow when I am not posting from my phone in bed.  I have quite a few, it may be obvious but Google "plank" for a start.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Wednesday 3 March 2010, 11:55:30 PM
Oh and transverse abdominals "gym bore".
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Thursday 4 March 2010, 10:05:27 AM
I've currently lost 6stone 2lbs, I may post some pictures up sometime if I can be arsed (yeah I know, was a proper fat bas, I still am to be fair, want to lose another 1st 12lbs then i'll take it from there). I know, I was big but bah, i'm past that stage now (or there abouts).

Started running again last night, didn't get too far but gonna get myself a proper plan sorted).
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Post by: Ian W on Thursday 4 March 2010, 10:16:20 AM
I've currently lost 6stone 2lbs, I may post some pictures up sometime if I can be arsed (yeah I know, was a proper fat bas, I still am to be fair, want to lose another 1st 12lbs then i'll take it from there). I know, I was big but bah, i'm past that stage now (or there abouts).

Started running again last night, didn't get too far but gonna get myself a proper plan sorted).

That's amazing mate, well done.
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Post by: MKSC on Thursday 4 March 2010, 10:18:58 AM
Well done Joey. I know it's really hard to shift weight.

I'm currently about 18st 6lbs. It's the heaviest I've ever been. I've always been big but when I was younger I played football every day, not to mention riding my bike everywhere and the other sports I played so I kept the excess fat off. I think the turning point was when I crossed the 16st barrier for the first time when I was 23 (I'm 29 now). My girlfriends mum said to me at the time "If you cross that Barrier you'll never get it back" and she was right. A couple of years ago when I was about 17st 8lbs I got some Orlistat from the doctor and managed to shift 10lbs in a couple of weeks. I felt great but it made me s*** like anything and after a few weeks it was so bad I stopped taking them. Since then despite trying to control what I eat and do some more exercise I have but it all back on and more.

I'm sure I'll have another go at shifting it this summer but I'm starting to doubt I have the will power to actually do enough.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 4 March 2010, 10:23:02 AM
I'm the heaviest I've ever been probably... creeping up to 14.5 stone. It's not really the body weight that bothers me, it's the body fat % I'm working on.

Been really trying on the healthy eating recently, think I can keep it up.

I got an app for my iPhone that can track exercise and calories. I enjoy treating it like a game, making sure I eat the right thinks to keep all the calorie/fat/carb/protein goals in the green zone. Appeals to my geeky side. I often think of eating junk food now, but decide not to because I know it'll push my stats for the day into the red!
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Post by: Joey on Thursday 4 March 2010, 10:27:22 AM
Cheers :D
I just got to the stage where I was like, right this is just getting stupid, my mother and sister started going to weight watchers and although I didn't go, I thought i'd try lose some weight at the same time as they did, weighed myself every sunday morning at the same time and as soon I started to see it shifting just kept doing what I was doing, I think the key to it really is just do a big shop once a week, get all your food for the week (just eat like a caveman basically, clean meats, veg, fruit etc etc). I'm no dietician but it's worked so far for me (now I really need to sort my diet out even more as its getting harder) but I want to be in decent shape for summer.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 4 March 2010, 10:32:30 AM
The unprocessed simple foods think is absolutely the key.

The fittest I've ever been was when I was eating the most. I was having huge meals of vegetables, fish, meat and loads of snacks of fruit etc, and I couldn't gain a pound (except in muscle). I never felt hungry either. What we sometimes thing of as hunger is usually craving for refined carbohydrates I reckon.

This is the thing about healthy eating. It's so simple but it's in the financial interests of so many people to tempt us not to do it. Sounds like you're on the right track Joey.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: MKSC on Thursday 4 March 2010, 10:35:39 AM
My trouble is I just can't resist a burger/kebab/pizza/curry any time. I'm a proper junk food monster. No crisps or biscuits or choclates and the like and I don't really drink very much. It's just food man. Portion sizes are too big aswell. My plate is always full. I know the problems but it's just doing anything about them that is the problem.
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Post by: Joey on Thursday 4 March 2010, 12:29:40 PM
It's the first few weeks are the hardest, as soon as you start making new foods and the like you'll realise what you've been missing, I hardly eat those now as all I can really taste from them is grease. Curry is relatively good aslong as you try keep away from the creams and use tomato as your base.

Ian W, what app is that? I've just got a free one at the minute which tracks your runs/time etc and shows them on a little map, i'd much prefer something that I can log everything on really.
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Post by: Elliottman on Thursday 4 March 2010, 01:36:45 PM
The unprocessed simple foods think is absolutely the key.

The fittest I've ever been was when I was eating the most. I was having huge meals of vegetables, fish, meat and loads of snacks of fruit etc, and I couldn't gain a pound (except in muscle). I never felt hungry either. What we sometimes thing of as hunger is usually craving for refined carbohydrates I reckon.

This is the thing about healthy eating. It's so simple but it's in the financial interests of so many people to tempt us not to do it. Sounds like you're on the right track Joey.

this.

im eating non stop at the minute - nuts, cheese, meat, fish, veg, milk, between 2-2.5k cals a day but made up mostly of these food mentioned and im staring to get in the best shape ive ever been on, i may even need to eat more to gain more muscle.

Metabolisim is in overdrive at the moment.
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Post by: Ian W on Thursday 4 March 2010, 01:57:47 PM
Yep, basically you just need to eat simple foots and avoid refined carbohydrates and processed fats. All the natural stuff is great, and up to a point you can pretty much eat as much as you like.

Joey, the app is Daily Burn, it's a website as well for tracking workouts and food. The free version is good enough for my needs but you can go pro if you want all of their workout plans etc. For me I just like to see the nutrient numbers.

Still bear in mind that where the calories come from is pretty important. 100 calories from fruit is infinitely better than a couple of chocolate biscuits. As long as you keep that in mind as well, it's a good way to track what you're doing.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 4 March 2010, 07:56:33 PM
I've started the push-ups again to try and get back to where I was about 5 year ago.  Just waiting for the weather to warm up slightly and then I'm going to start running.  Can anyone recommend me some good exercises for my core?  Ok, so all I do is play cricket in the summer at a pretty low level, and you haven't got to be Triple H to do that, but I also plan on never being fat, so time to start looking after myself methinks.

Side bends - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suFo64friZo

Twisting Shoulder press - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9R6HlZ690I

Side Crunches - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fb5TChRAVE

Push Crunch - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9DFbmkflJ0

Cable Crunch - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nDGiMYmbR0

Leg Raises - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMo97vRBg5A

Deadlift - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noA5iBH-WIw

Hyperextention - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VabbyIhPtk

Plank - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ar2iRusnnc

Jack knife - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0EJnQlJqMU


and every hour a day try and pull your stomach in like you are trying to push your belly button through your back, hold for 60 seconds. This will increase your transerve abdominals and after a while the muscle will get so used to it your stomach will keep itself firm.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 4 March 2010, 07:57:25 PM
Ooops didn't realise the videos would pop up, thought that was just the links  :blush: :laugh:
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Post by: Joey on Thursday 4 March 2010, 08:31:31 PM
Let the mockings commence, ok so they arent the best pictures but still, you sorta get the idea :p

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/5712/68139574.jpg) (http://img27.imageshack.us/i/68139574.jpg/)
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 4 March 2010, 08:34:25 PM
You have done f***ing well mate, don't look like you need to lose any more tbh.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Thursday 4 March 2010, 08:36:24 PM
Cheers man :D
I've still got a bit of a belly (the black hides most of it), I was aiming to lose 8stone, but if the belly goes before that then i'll stop.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Thursday 4 March 2010, 08:38:31 PM
Well done Joey, you're clearly better at this than Jon is.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 4 March 2010, 08:46:52 PM
Let the mockings commence, ok so they arent the best pictures but still, you sorta get the idea :p

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/5712/68139574.jpg) (http://img27.imageshack.us/i/68139574.jpg/)

I'm sorry but you're too late for the FM database, you're staying a fatty.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Thursday 4 March 2010, 08:55:44 PM
Brilliant work, Joseph. Maybe it is the photos, but you look a different person, tbh :lol: Now that you've done the hard work, you may as well keep training to get your body in top shape.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: MKSC on Thursday 4 March 2010, 08:58:20 PM
I could pull up a photo of me now and one of five years 8 years ago. It would be the direct opposite of Joey.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Stu on Thursday 4 March 2010, 09:03:39 PM
10.25km in 48'24
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 4 March 2010, 09:06:15 PM
Well done Joey, you're clearly better at this than Jon is.

He is :(
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 4 March 2010, 09:06:48 PM
Brilliant work, Joseph. Maybe it is the photos, but you look a different person, tbh :lol: Now that you've done the hard work, you may as well keep training to get your body in top shape.

Would be funny if it was :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Joey on Thursday 4 March 2010, 09:12:06 PM
Cheers chaps :D

Nah, Jon stills knows his s*** a lot more than I do, i've got a lot of work to do to get the body I want though so i'll be using some of his tips.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Tooj on Friday 5 March 2010, 02:56:37 PM
That's class that Joey. Well done man.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Friday 5 March 2010, 04:56:49 PM
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=3980303 (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=3980303)

Probably the worst attempted bulk i've ever seen. A few of the pictures don't work anymore but he basically wastes a year and a half making himself a mess.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 5 March 2010, 05:01:56 PM
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=3980303 (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=3980303)

Probably the worst attempted bulk i've ever seen. A few of the pictures don't work anymore but he basically wastes a year and a half making himself a mess.

That can't be real can it!? even if you were eating too much if you were training too you would surely have some definition!? His arms just look like solid lumps of fat.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Friday 5 March 2010, 05:09:26 PM
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=3980303 (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=3980303)

Probably the worst attempted bulk i've ever seen. A few of the pictures don't work anymore but he basically wastes a year and a half making himself a mess.

That can't be real can it!? even if you were eating too much if you were training too you would surely have some definition!? His arms just look like solid lumps of fat.

I think it is real. Those pictures are tensed aswell  :lol: I think it's safe to say he done alot more of the eating than he done of the training.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 5 March 2010, 05:15:43 PM
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=3980303 (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=3980303)

Probably the worst attempted bulk i've ever seen. A few of the pictures don't work anymore but he basically wastes a year and a half making himself a mess.

That can't be real can it!? even if you were eating too much if you were training too you would surely have some definition!? His arms just look like solid lumps of fat.

I think it is real. Those pictures are tensed aswell  :lol: I think it's safe to say he done alot more of the eating than he done of the training.

I have seen bingo wings with more definition than that :lol: he really didn't go about that the right way did he!?

I don't know how he couldn't see it though. Would you not think "hang on, where did that muscle go?" :lol:
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Friday 5 March 2010, 05:15:56 PM
I've never understood the whole 'bulking' and 'cutting' thing, at least not for non-bodybuilders. Surely you can gain muscle and burn fat at the same time?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 5 March 2010, 05:17:26 PM
I've never understood the whole 'bulking' and 'cutting' thing, at least not for non-bodybuilders. Surely you can gain muscle and burn fat at the same time?

I am not really sure tbh, I assume you can but it will take a lot longer which is why people bulk then cut?
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Ian W on Friday 5 March 2010, 05:20:06 PM
I've never understood the whole 'bulking' and 'cutting' thing, at least not for non-bodybuilders. Surely you can gain muscle and burn fat at the same time?

I am not really sure tbh, I assume you can but it will take a lot longer which is why people bulk then cut?

No idea TBH, I'm commenting on something that I have little knowledge of. I'm not trying to get massive, so reducing body fat and increasing definition are the main things I'm interested in. To do that I'll do weight training, which should help to build muscle.

I guess if you're really after getting massive then different techniques might apply.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 5 March 2010, 05:23:55 PM
I think diet comes into it more than anything, if you want to get massive you need to eat massive.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: n4e on Friday 5 March 2010, 05:35:09 PM
I think most people look like they have more muscle when they are cut even though they have probably lost muscle from when they had bulked. A lower body fat % makes a massive difference. I reckon high protein low carb is the best at around maintenance for weight training with more emphasis on definition then big. I can't handle the low carb part, i'm going to try and give it a go again though.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: Cajun on Friday 5 March 2010, 05:42:09 PM
I think most people look like they have more muscle when they are cut even though they have probably lost muscle from when they had bulked. A lower body fat % makes a massive difference. I reckon high protein low carb is the best at around maintenance for weight training with more emphasis on definition then big. I can't handle the low carb part, i'm going to try and give it a go again though.

I am planning out a new diet this weekend. Will definitely cut carbs after 4pm but not sure what to do in the day.

Some of the diets I have looked at have either pita bread or sandwiches (both wholemeal) up to lunch. I just need to start eating a lot more clean because I have been terrible lately.
Title: Re: How to lose weight and influence people.
Post by: fraser on Friday 5 March 2010, 07:01:28 PM
Do not eat rice, wheat products (including pasta), potatoes and avoid cere