Silly Commuter Weight Loss

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  • I've never gone as far as adding my details to the table, but seeing as this topic has been raised from the dead, I grabbed the virtual party poppers the other day when I went under 80Kg for the first time since possibly this time last year... Not by much, 79.9Kg, went as high as ~84Kg mid summer after ~2 months of lurgy from March and then a month or so of knee tendon issues of my own doing (increased saddle height a bit too much, didn't set up new 3-bolt cleat position well for my bow legs).

    Trying to be more restrained on the snacks, while now doing more turbo exercise than I've done since things all went pear-shaped in March... Hoping to head back towards sub 75Kg over the coming months!
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    2020 Voodoo Marasa
    2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
    2016 Voodoo Wazoo
  • wolfsbane2k
    wolfsbane2k Posts: 3,056
    Does this new forum have a "mute thread" feature I wonder?

    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
    hmm think i'll delay my official 2020 weigh in until next week, Christmas 2019 was brutal on the scales.

    ................START......TARGET......NOW......SO FAR......TO GO
    itboffin.....TBC.........162lbs.........TBC
    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.
  • Tashman
    Tashman Posts: 3,406
    Hmm, not been so kind to me either. I guess not riding for months would do that. Still a long way from last years starting point though :)

    ................START......TARGET......NOW......SO FAR......TO GO
    itboffin.....TBC.........162lbs.........TBC
    Tashman 103.5kg......95kg.........103.5kg

  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,059
    Yeah not too bad considering the overindulgences of Christmas

    ................START......TARGET......NOW......SO FAR......TO GO
    itboffin.....171.9lb.........162lbs.........0..........0............9.9lbs
    Tashman 103.5kg......95kg.........103.5kg
    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.
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,578
    Mmmmmm coffee and left-over Christmas rum balls.... so much for NY resolutions.

    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • Tashman
    Tashman Posts: 3,406
    A decent start for the first week. Pretty quiet thread though this year!

    ................START......TARGET......NOW......SO FAR......TO GO
    itboffin.....171.9lb.........162lbs.........0..........0............9.9lbs
    Tashman 103.5kg......95kg.........101.6kg....1.9kg.....6.6kg

  • parmos
    parmos Posts: 100
    edited January 2020
    currently around 108kg would like to hit 100kg by the end of the year but i'm quite heavily muscular from years of weight training

    ................START......TARGET......NOW......SO FAR......TO GO
    itboffin.....171.9lb.......162lbs.........0..........0............9.9lbs
    Tashman 103.5kg......95kg.........101.6kg....1.9kg.....6.6kg
    Parmos 108kgish ...100kg........107kg
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,059
    wife & I both picked up a stomach bug on Sat i'm still suffering the after effects and despite little more than a small plate of plain pasta with water i've lost NO weight!?!

    how is that even possible?
    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
    ................START......TARGET......NOW......SO FAR......TO GO
    itboffin.....171.9lb.......162lbs.........170lb..........1.9lbs............8lbs
    Tashman 103.5kg......95kg.........101.6kg....1.9kg.....6.6kg
    Parmos 108kgish ...100kg........107kg

    A week off sick but no weight loss then a week of no cycling and plenty of food and i've lost 2lbs, what?!
    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:


    A week off sick but no weight loss then a week of no cycling and plenty of food and i've lost 2lbs, what?!

    Perhaps you could now go 1 week without food and put on 4lbs.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • wolfsbane2k
    wolfsbane2k Posts: 3,056
    :# it's all going in the wrong direction for me. Heaviest I've ever been, and i'm not getting faster with it..

    Really need to change something massively.
    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* ...
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,521

    :# it's all going in the wrong direction for me. Heaviest I've ever been, and i'm not getting faster with it..

    You must be going downhill quicker, you know - that drag ratio thingy.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,059
    I dont understand why the weight isnt coming off, i mean i've reduced my bun intake by 50%


    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
    I bow to your frugality.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,059
    Perhaps i should have skipped dinner?


    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.
  • 76.9Kg for two successive mornings, first time the Salter scales have given a 10.1% fat reading for me for over a year. \o/

    Generally but not consistantly eating less of my snacking vices, biggest change is more cycling time in the virtual world and much more frequent 100+ TSS days.
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    2020 Voodoo Marasa
    2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
    2016 Voodoo Wazoo
  • mtb-idle
    mtb-idle Posts: 2,179
    Over Xmas I put on a fair bit of weight simply through eating too much and not enough cycling. Ended up at 14st 6lb (91.6kg) which is the heaviest I have been in my 55 years.

    So I have been cutting down since new year although no crash diet and not carb fee as I have done before.

    A big part of the diet has been cutting out the snacking on sweets and cake at work and also I have been alcohol free since 1st January.

    Now down to 13st 8lb (86.2kg) and body has got used to not snacking or boozing so still heading in the right direction.
    FCN = 4
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,059
    2 weeks in Dubai I'm scared to even weigh myself, instead I'm going to drop some cash on more bike gadgets to make me seem/feel faster
    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:

    2 weeks in Dubai I'm scared to even weigh myself, instead I'm going to drop some cash on more bike gadgets to make me seem/feel faster

    You didn't sweat any?!
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,059
    I managed to gain 7lbs in a little over 2 weeks but get this. I've been home since Thursday and back on my 16/8 routine and I'm already halfway back to where i started, I can't remember the last time it was so easy to lose weight.

    Goal weight for end of March is 168lbs then 162lbs by July

    Now what should i do with those two leftover burgers in the fridge?
    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
    I should also add I've turned down the intensity dial on all my riding, strictly low HR zone 2 steady hour sessions and more walking, doubling my daily step count was easy in the sunshine, here not so much.
    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:


    Goal weight for end of March is 168lbs then 162lbs by July...

    What's that in metric money?
    itboffin said:

    Now what should i do with those two leftover burgers in the fridge?

    Have a few Hawaiians.

    Or post them to me:
    Pinno
    M6
    1st left after the Border - A75
    Keep going West for 108 miles - no turning
    Toot horn


    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • mtb-idle
    mtb-idle Posts: 2,179
    still going well for me and still off the booze.

    13st 6lb and therefore 1st lost for me since 1st Jan.
    FCN = 4
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,521
    mtb-idle said:

    still going well for me and still off the booze.

    13st 6lb and therefore 1st lost for me since 1st Jan.

    You would go downhill quicker than me but i'd go uphill quicker than you!
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • mrfpb
    mrfpb Posts: 4,569
    Pancake Day!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,521
    mrfpb said:

    Pancake Day!

    We had our 'pancake day' on Sunday. I bought some extra spesh, (extra expensive) Maple syrup. It was extra good.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,280
    Three weeks of "working from home" and I am down to 69 kg, from 72, even 73 some days... of course no alcohol, no restaurants and no cafes help, but mostly I think it's staying away from tea breaks and biscuits and eating only home cooked meals.
    Initially I thought maybe it's not a good thing to lose weight without any effort, but power on the bike is up and so is speed, so I must be doing something right... :)
    left the forum March 2023
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,521

    Three weeks of "working from home" and I am down to 69 kg, from 72, even 73 some days... of course no alcohol, no restaurants and no cafes help, but mostly I think it's staying away from tea breaks and biscuits and eating only home cooked meals.
    Initially I thought maybe it's not a good thing to lose weight without any effort, but power on the bike is up and so is speed, so I must be doing something right... :)

    Is there any chance that your body is also getting a rest too?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,280
    I was eating a lot sxxt at work... biscuits, cake... now I don't
    left the forum March 2023