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I was the last person on God’s wide earth who ever thought they’d darken the doors of a gym but it was well worth the initial embarrassment. I thought the place would be full of rippling muscle-men (and there are some, of course) but mostly it’s just people like me trying to shift some wobble.
And now for the real toughie – I stopped drinking earlier this month Yes, really. I was drinking on average a bottle per night, which is obviously bad all-round but also a bottle is around 500 calories (or roughly a quarter of the recommended calorie intake for a geezer). I was struggling to resist the urge to open a bottle right now, but reading this thread has given me more motivation so I’ve poured the bloody stuff down the sink. WE CAN DO IT!!!!!
Solon (c. 630 - c. 500 B.C.), Greek Statesman and Reformer
I really love the cross-trainer! It almost feels like you're having way too much fun to be exercising at all... that is until you walk past any reflective doors or glass and realise that Hellboy isn't releasing another film - it's just you walking around with a face like the moon!
Hope you and Mrs Brum are well. I am not very good with change so will take me a few goes to get used to the new look site. Did you receive the p.m. about facebook as I can't see a reply, will miss the chats, but I will have to get used to posting again.
Shame you don't feel like dieting at the moment. I am sure you will get back into the swing of it. January is a funny time of year, can be a bit depressing.
Look forward to hearing from you.
I'm so glad you say that about Facebook, Dave; I can't work it out either. Thanks - you've made me feel much better1
Decorating the house provides you with a great workout and you're bound to lose weight - provided you don't replenish with all the wrong stuff! I have a mate who used to be 22 stone but despite being 6'2'', he looked it and had a huge spare tyre you could bounce pennies off! He carried a lot of weight all over his body - chest, waist, arms, legs. You must be very tall because you don't look anything like a 20 stone man!dave brum wrote:
Well, the sheer thought of the immense scale of manual work in front of me has not only made me think 'how can a big twenty stone lump of whale blubber like moi climb ladders and paint in all the nooks and crannies??'
I used to have a Hi5 account but it was such a boring setup that I cancelled my account.
Not that fussed on Facebook either. Myspace is so much better.
When you find out let me know!dave brum wrote: Right then, losing weight. How to stop weighing the same as a piano then...
Though I should start running again. That'll help. Mind you any new exercise regime means a new injury or illness to pick up.
My wedding photos provide more than ample coverage of the "before" but I haven't got around to the "after" photos yet - that will probably happen at my parent's Golden Anniversary lunch next month.(I always did do things backwards!) I do, however have the pair of trousers I wore to my first Weight Watchers meeting last year so one of these days I'll put them on just for a giggle and see how many paces I can take before they end up around my ankles!I can strongly recommend WW's Belgian chocolate mousse - only 2 points and seriously scrummy!dave brum wrote:Hope you've managed to provide a Before and After photo just for the benefit of Weight Watchers, Cel!
Got a headache at the moment, but that's possibly pollen/heat related. Although I don't have hay fever, just the symptomsCelestite wrote:Everything else all ok with you guys?
My daughter lost a total of 3st in weight between 18th July and the beginning of November by good old-fashioned calorie counting
There are a couple of free to join websites which not only allow you to record your daily food intake, but do all the calorie counting for you. She downloaded an 'app' to her iPod but you can do it via your PC if you prefer.
One of them also has a support forum - google My Fitness Pal for the link. The one that Caroline used was www.shapeupclub.com
Caroline was 18 in December but three years ago she took ill and now has CFS. She was formally diagnosed in June and was weighed at the hospital. We knew that a combination of extreme fatigue and comfort eating had put on some weight but she wasn't aware of quite how much. She decided that the only person to help her was herself and signed up to Shape up Club as being the only site that would accept membership from someone under the age of 18.
She lost on average 3lbs per week and once she had lost the first stone, started to gradually introduce exercise - just walking to begin with and the results have been amazing to say the least. She started off at 13st 2lbs and at the beginning of November had reached 10st 7lbs. She stopped counting calories at that point but has continued to lose weight as the enforced portion control has stayed with her. She now weighs 10st exactly.
I would be tempted to sign up now Dave and attack the problem on two fronts. Even if you only use Shape up to give you a better idea of the relationship between quantity and calories. It also monitors your fat, protein and carb intake - Caroline found the best results from high protein and lower carbs.
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