Silly Commuter Weight Loss

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  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,521
    I've hit 70kg's :roll:

    A weekend in Edinburgh, some Guinness, some Vino, some food, some more food. So not a lot really.
    Can't think why I put on weight.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,613
    Pinno wrote:
    I've hit 70kg's :roll:

    A weekend in Edinburgh, some Guinness, some Vino, some food, some more food. So not a lot really.
    Can't think why I put on weight.

    Are you not just fairly recently out of an injury\op though?

    The below is NOT to rub salt in I hasten to add
    .................START........TARGET......NOW........SO FAR........TO GO.....
    itboffin.........176lbs.......160lbs......174lbs.....2lbs..........14lbs.....
    DrHaggis.........72.0kg ......70kg........72.9kg....-0.9kg.........2.9kg.....
    Pinno............66.1kg.......65kg........66.1kg.....0kg...........1.1kg.....
    Pangolin........101.5kg.......90kg........99.0kg.....2.5kg.........9.0kg.....
    whatleytom.......90.6kg.......82kg........83.5kg.....7.1kg.........1.5kg.....
    j_mcd............86.6kg.......79kg........86.1kg.....3.6kg.........6.1kg.....
    Tashman.........111.1kg.......95kg........97.2kg.....13.9kg.........2.2kg.....
    Daniel B.........69.3kg.......62.5kg......63.5kg.....5.8kg.........1.0kg
    Asprilla.........67.1kg.......63.0kg......66.0kg.....1.1kg.........3.0kg
    Keef66...........68.6kg.......63.4kg......66.8kg.....1.8kg.........3.2kg
    Ugo Saint........71.4kg.......69.0kg......70.0kg.....1.4kg.........1.0kg
    Gallywomack......113.6kg......95.0kg......104.8kg....8.8kg.........9.8kg
    Cyclingprop.....145.0kg.......120kg........143.0kg......2.0kg.......23.0kg
    


    Half a kilo lost this week, just seems to be SO much easier at this time of the year.
    Salads a plenty, lots of water, not much bread, naff all alcohol, and it's just working really well - just have to try and figure out how to try and keep things more stable over the winter.
    How much to most people put on over the winter?
    I'd like to change it from a stone (6.35kg) to around half or less than half of that amount really.

    Extra motivations at the moment:
    - Still newish bike to me, the placebo effect has not worn off yet
    - Strava segments to have a go at, creeping up the board
    - Riding with my local bike shops organised rides - wish I had tried it ages ago, really enjoyable, great to have a bit of friendly competition (especially up the hills) and a chat as well, and also now I find myself pushing more on the flat that I would do normally on my lonesome.
    - Entered ride london, so big old target for me in some 8 weeks time
    - All above is helping me hit the turbo pretty hard and regularly
    - Commute to new workplace appears to be pretty viable, more test rides to carry out to perfect it beforehand.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    I can easily put on a stone between the end of BST and the new year. Shorter days and colder, wetter weather seem to directly affect my brain / state of mind. Even when I can keep the depression at bay I'm less inclined to do exercise, and I just don't fancy eating healthy fruit and veg based food. And then all the dangerously calorific, sugar and fat laden festive food and confectionery starts to appear at work, multiple christmas dinners, and more alcohol in 6 weeks than I drink in the rest of the year. It's a perfect obesity storm.

    I need to retire so we can buy a holiday home somewhere warm. Nice tarmac and freshly grilled seafood & salad on the beach from October to March. Then I'll stay skinny...
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,521
    Daniel B wrote:
    Pinno wrote:
    I've hit 70kg's :roll:

    A weekend in Edinburgh, some Guinness, some Vino, some food, some more food. So not a lot really.
    Can't think why I put on weight.

    Are you not just fairly recently out of an injury\op though?

    Yes, I know but I have been eating more than I usually do.
    It's a simple equation; more calories consumed than burnt. Doesn't take a lot.
    I'm like Keef in winter, SAD unfortunately. So in winter, I loose momentum given a week or so of bad weather and rain.
    However, on the flip side, I am doing more, the strength is increasing. I cannot resist being out when there's a warm/dry patch. Just need more of the latter. Today was rollers but I don't mind 45mins to 1hr on them. Keeps me loose too.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Pinno wrote:
    Today was rollers but I don't mind 45mins to 1hr on them. Keeps me loose too.

    Rollers would keep me loose too. I'd probably sh1t myself :shock:
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,521
    keef66 wrote:
    Pinno wrote:
    Today was rollers but I don't mind 45mins to 1hr on them. Keeps me loose too.

    Rollers would keep me loose too. I'd probably sh1t myself :shock:

    Ha ha! I flattened the laundry rack, dented the old sink unit in the kitchen and came a cropper against the sliding doors.
    So I bought a T bar:

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    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,613
    keef66 wrote:
    Pinno wrote:
    Today was rollers but I don't mind 45mins to 1hr on them. Keeps me loose too.

    Rollers would keep me loose too. I'd probably sh1t myself :shock:

    ahahaha, yes I have a set in the garage bought from Evans I think many moons ago, tried them in a doorway probably 5 years ago, but as soon as it crossed my mind that 'ah I think I may have this' I would veer off to the side :roll:

    Then I discovered smart trainers, and direct drive, and I'm not convinced, unless I get into velodroming seriously, that they will get an airing again.
    Additionally they are pan flat, and not conically shaped like some.

    it would appear that at least the 3 of us on here are a SAD bunch - stop sniggering you lot!
    Are those lamp things meant to help at all?
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,521
    Daniel B wrote:
    it would appear that at least the 3 of us on here are a SAD bunch - stop sniggering you lot!
    Are those lamp things meant to help at all?

    Buy one and let me know how you get on.
    (but food does help :D )
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,059
    what food? beer and burgers?
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,521
    itboffin wrote:
    what food? beer and burgers?

    At your house? What time? Shall I bring a bottle?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,059
    its always beers & burgers at my house this is the problem or solution depending on your POV
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,521
    "The Kahuna burger, cornerstone of a nutritious diet..."
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,521
    67.6kg's me.

    I need to shed some.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Gallywomack
    Gallywomack Posts: 823
    .................START........TARGET......NOW........SO FAR........TO GO.....
    itboffin.........176lbs.......160lbs......174lbs.....2lbs..........14lbs.....
    DrHaggis.........72.0kg ......70kg........72.9kg....-0.9kg.........2.9kg.....
    Pinno............66.1kg.......65kg........66.1kg.....0kg...........1.1kg.....
    Pangolin........101.5kg.......90kg........99.0kg.....2.5kg.........9.0kg.....
    whatleytom.......90.6kg.......82kg........83.5kg.....7.1kg.........1.5kg.....
    j_mcd............86.6kg.......79kg........86.1kg.....3.6kg.........6.1kg.....
    Tashman.........111.1kg.......95kg........97.2kg.....13.9kg.........2.2kg.....
    Daniel B.........69.3kg.......62.5kg......63.5kg.....5.8kg.........1.0kg
    Asprilla.........67.1kg.......63.0kg......66.0kg.....1.1kg.........3.0kg
    Keef66...........68.6kg.......63.4kg......66.8kg.....1.8kg.........3.2kg
    Ugo Saint........71.4kg.......69.0kg......70.0kg.....1.4kg.........1.0kg
    Gallywomack......113.6kg......95.0kg......103.9kg....9.7kg.........8.9kg
    Cyclingprop.....145.0kg.......120kg........143.0kg......2.0kg.......23.0kg
    

    Things stalled a bit over the last couple of months for various reasons but managed not to put much on (again, not drinking almost certainly helps with this plus of course near-daily activity in the form of the commute). Anyway, things back on track so I'm logging progress while I can. And with that additional kilo, I'm now closer to my goal weight than my start weight...small victories...
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,521
    .................START........TARGET......NOW........SO FAR........TO GO.....
    itboffin.........176lbs.......160lbs......174lbs.....2lbs..........14lbs.....
    DrHaggis.........72.0kg ......70kg........72.9kg....-0.9kg.........2.9kg.....
    Pinno............66.1kg.......65kg........66.1kg.....0kg...........1.1kg.....
    Pangolin........101.5kg.......90kg........99.0kg.....2.5kg.........9.0kg.....
    whatleytom.......90.6kg.......82kg........83.5kg.....7.1kg.........1.5kg.....
    j_mcd............86.6kg.......79kg........86.1kg.....3.6kg.........6.1kg.....
    Tashman.........111.1kg.......95kg........97.2kg.....13.9kg.........2.2kg.....
    Daniel B.........69.3kg.......62.5kg......63.5kg.....5.8kg.........1.0kg
    Asprilla.........67.1kg.......63.0kg......66.0kg.....1.1kg.........3.0kg
    Keef66...........68.6kg.......63.4kg......66.8kg.....1.8kg.........3.2kg
    Ugo Saint........71.4kg.......69.0kg......70.0kg.....1.4kg.........1.0kg
    Gallywomack......113.6kg......95.0kg......103.9kg....9.7kg.........8.9kg
    Cyclingprop.....145.0kg.......120kg........143.0kg......2.0kg.......23.0kg
    

    Things stalled a bit over the last couple of months for various reasons but managed not to put much on (again, not drinking almost certainly helps with this plus of course near-daily activity in the form of the commute). Anyway, things back on track so I'm logging progress while I can. And with that additional kilo, I'm now closer to my goal weight than my start weight...small victories...

    Damn. I was really hoping for some revelation that someone had lost weight and now they are going slower. I mean, we're all riding fatter tyres.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,059
    I was losing a lb a day thanks to a bleeding stomach ulcer
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,521
    itboffin wrote:
    I was losing a lb a day thanks to a bleeding stomach ulcer

    What's that line in Get Carter? Something along the lines of '...you're in a bad way...full time job...'.

    Not nice itb.

    #gavascon

    Me i'm 66.1 kg's me. On the days between rides, I have been doing this fitness thingy as a trial: 5 mins warm up (on the rollers), 4 mins flat out, 5 mins cool down.
    The cardio vascular side of things given my dodgy immune system, under active thyroid, bi-lateral hip replacements (twice revised), low testosterone levels/low Adrenalin and previous medical history, has always left me flat. No matter how good my prep/post ride actions. So this trial is for 6 weeks. We'll see how I get on.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • cyclingprop
    cyclingprop Posts: 2,426
    .................START........TARGET......NOW........SO FAR........TO GO.....
    itboffin.........176lbs.......160lbs......174lbs.....2lbs..........14lbs.....
    DrHaggis.........72.0kg ......70kg........72.9kg....-0.9kg.........2.9kg.....
    Pinno............66.1kg.......65kg........66.1kg.....0kg...........1.1kg.....
    Pangolin........101.5kg.......90kg........99.0kg.....2.5kg.........9.0kg.....
    whatleytom.......90.6kg.......82kg........83.5kg.....7.1kg.........1.5kg.....
    j_mcd............86.6kg.......79kg........86.1kg.....3.6kg.........6.1kg.....
    Tashman.........111.1kg.......95kg........97.2kg.....13.9kg.........2.2kg.....
    Daniel B.........69.3kg.......62.5kg......63.5kg.....5.8kg.........1.0kg
    Asprilla.........67.1kg.......63.0kg......66.0kg.....1.1kg.........3.0kg
    Keef66...........68.6kg.......63.4kg......66.8kg.....1.8kg.........3.2kg
    Ugo Saint........71.4kg.......69.0kg......70.0kg.....1.4kg.........1.0kg
    Gallywomack......113.6kg......95.0kg......103.9kg....9.7kg.........8.9kg
    Cyclingprop.....145.0kg.......120kg........137.5kg......7.5kg.......17.5kg
    
    What do you mean you think 64cm is a big frame?
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,521
    Is the thread dead baby, the thread's dead. ?

    That's your fault Itboffin. I am down to 63.5 kg's.
    This is the double constraint: light enough to go uphill a bit quicker, not enough energy to do it.

    I've had Silent reflux. This explains the coughing, the phlegm, the sore stomach, headaches, poor recovery.
    On the mend now with Omaprezole. I'm even cycling!

    Though it's mainly self inflicted. My penchant for hot and spicy has partly burnt the esophagus.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,059
    i treat this thread like my crash weight gain, if i ignore it, its not happening lalalalala
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,521
    Cotton wool. Preferably with Olive oil, stuffed in the ear. My left ear is completely blocked.
    Hang on a minute, that's the wrong part of the anatomy.
    Scrub that, dark sunglasses.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • wolfsbane2k
    wolfsbane2k Posts: 3,056
    Ah. The weight "Loss" thread. I thought it was the weight "gain" thread. Whoops.
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,059
    i've increased my target weight by 8lbs now i'm just under 2lbs until i reach target, woohoo!

    that's how it works right ...?
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,521
    itboffin said:

    i've increased my target weight by 8lbs now i'm just under 2lbs until i reach target, woohoo!

    that's how it works right ...?

    Now you tell me!
    I wish I had known that all along.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • drhaggis
    drhaggis Posts: 1,150
    OK, moved a few months ago, lost access to the original scale, and my beloved Missus gifted me a "smart scale" for my birthday. Thankyouverymuch.
    .................START........TARGET......NOW........SO FAR........TO GO.....
    itboffin.........176lbs.......160lbs......174lbs.....2lbs..........14lbs.....
    DrHaggis.........72.0kg ......70kg........70.8kg....+1.2kg.........0.8kg.....
    Pinno............66.1kg.......65kg........66.1kg.....0kg...........1.1kg.....
    Pangolin........101.5kg.......90kg........99.0kg.....2.5kg.........9.0kg.....
    whatleytom.......90.6kg.......82kg........83.5kg.....7.1kg.........1.5kg.....
    j_mcd............86.6kg.......79kg........86.1kg.....3.6kg.........6.1kg.....
    Tashman.........111.1kg.......95kg........97.2kg.....13.9kg.........2.2kg.....
    Daniel B.........69.3kg.......62.5kg......63.5kg.....5.8kg.........1.0kg
    Asprilla.........67.1kg.......63.0kg......66.0kg.....1.1kg.........3.0kg
    Keef66...........68.6kg.......63.4kg......66.8kg.....1.8kg.........3.2kg
    Ugo Saint........71.4kg.......69.0kg......70.0kg.....1.4kg.........1.0kg
    Gallywomack......113.6kg......95.0kg......103.9kg....9.7kg.........8.9kg
    Cyclingprop.....145.0kg.......120kg........137.5kg......7.5kg.......17.5kg
    
    OT: The bloody scale requires you to agree to sell your soul and your first born son before even measuring a single time! I get it's smart, but maybe it can do the dumb things too? Anyway, now the scale tells me my weight (too high), my amount of fat (too much), my muscle mass (too little), my progress (dismal) and then offers to check the weather. In Edinburgh. For 20p sake, haven't you told me enough bad news?

  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,521
    Bin it.

    What you need is a plank of wood, some bricks and your current weight in sandbags.
    Make a see saw.

    Ta da.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,059
    edited December 2019
    dup
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,059
    edited December 2019
    Well its that time of year again, I made it halfway in 2019 but to be fair I didnt try very hard, I'm going to make an effort in 2020 to lose the weight and get mountain fit again, just one more time.

    But first there's the seven Christmas dinners I have over the next week or so, ho ho ho!


    START TARGET NOW SO FAR TO GO
    itboffin 176lbs 160lbs 168lbs 8lbs 8lbs
    DrHaggis 72.0kg 70kg 70.8kg 1.2kg 0.8kg
    Pinno 66.1kg 65kg 66.1kg 0kg 1.1kg
    Pangolin 101.5kg 90kg 99.0kg 2.5kg 9.0kg
    Whatleytom 90.6kg 82kg 83.5kg 7.1kg 1.5kg
    j_mcd 86.6kg 79kg 86.1kg 3.6kg 6.1kg
    Tashman 111.1kg 95kg 97.2kg 13.9kg 2.2kg
    Daniel B 69.3kg 62.5kg 63.5kg 5.8kg 1.0kg
    Asprilla 67.1kg 63.0kg 66.0kg 1.1kg 3.0kg
    Keef66 68.6kg 63.4kg 66.8kg 1.8kg 3.2kg
    Ugo Saint 71.4kg 69.0kg 70.0kg 1.4kg 1.0kg
    Gallywomack 113.6kg 95.0kg 103.9kg 9.7kg 8.9kg
    Cyclingprop 145.0kg 120.0kg 137.5kg 7.5kg 17.5kg
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,059
    Well its that time of year again, I made it halfway in 2019 but to be fair I didnt try very hard, I'm going to make an effort in 2020 to lose the weight and get mountain fit again, just one more time.

    But first there's the seven Christmas dinners I have over the next week or so, ho ho ho!


    START TARGET NOW SO FAR TO GO
    itboffin 176lbs 160lbs 168lbs 8lbs 8lbs
    DrHaggis 72.0kg 70kg 70.8kg 1.2kg 0.8kg
    Pinno 66.1kg 65kg 66.1kg 0kg 1.1kg
    Pangolin 101.5kg 90kg 99.0kg 2.5kg 9.0kg
    Whatleytom 90.6kg 82kg 83.5kg 7.1kg 1.5kg
    j_mcd 86.6kg 79kg 86.1kg 3.6kg 6.1kg
    Tashman 111.1kg 95kg 97.2kg 13.9kg 2.2kg
    Daniel B 69.3kg 62.5kg 63.5kg 5.8kg 1.0kg
    Asprilla 67.1kg 63.0kg 66.0kg 1.1kg 3.0kg
    Keef66 68.6kg 63.4kg 66.8kg 1.8kg 3.2kg
    Ugo Saint 71.4kg 69.0kg 70.0kg 1.4kg 1.0kg
    Gallywomack 113.6kg 95.0kg 103.9kg 9.7kg 8.9kg
    Cyclingprop 145.0kg 120.0kg 137.5kg 7.5kg 17.5kg
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,059
    Well its that time of year again, I made it halfway in 2019 but to be fair I didnt try very hard, I'm going to make an effort in 2020 to lose the weight and get mountain fit again, just one more time.

    But first there's the seven Christmas dinners I have over the next week or so, ho ho ho!


    START TARGET NOW SO FAR TO GO
    itboffin 176lbs 160lbs 168lbs 8lbs 8lbs
    DrHaggis 72.0kg 70kg 70.8kg 1.2kg 0.8kg
    Pinno 66.1kg 65kg 66.1kg 0kg 1.1kg
    Pangolin 101.5kg 90kg 99.0kg 2.5kg 9.0kg
    Whatleytom 90.6kg 82kg 83.5kg 7.1kg 1.5kg
    j_mcd 86.6kg 79kg 86.1kg 3.6kg 6.1kg
    Tashman 111.1kg 95kg 97.2kg 13.9kg 2.2kg
    Daniel B 69.3kg 62.5kg 63.5kg 5.8kg 1.0kg
    Asprilla 67.1kg 63.0kg 66.0kg 1.1kg 3.0kg
    Keef66 68.6kg 63.4kg 66.8kg 1.8kg 3.2kg
    Ugo Saint 71.4kg 69.0kg 70.0kg 1.4kg 1.0kg
    Gallywomack 113.6kg 95.0kg 103.9kg 9.7kg 8.9kg
    Cyclingprop 145.0kg 120.0kg 137.5kg 7.5kg 17.5kg
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.