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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #50 on: April 18, 2011, 05:34:07 AM »
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #51 on: April 18, 2011, 05:38:17 AM »
I want in on this D:

Maybe Mayla or Bob could start a more official, interactive PS weight loss thread.
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #52 on: April 18, 2011, 05:58:17 AM »
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #53 on: April 18, 2011, 06:02:58 AM »
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #54 on: April 18, 2011, 06:47:17 AM »
Dessert:  Dairy Queen mini blizzard

My favorite is oreo. :)
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #55 on: April 18, 2011, 06:54:43 AM »
Cookie Dough.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #56 on: April 18, 2011, 07:31:04 AM »
PS -- Oh yeah, I've got a brilliant idea for if you want it to be a more interactive thread!  I suggest everybody post a photo of their "before" buns  :D :-* ... and then "after" buns, too, of course :).

Well, we would have to find someone to take the picture for us.

Perhaps sitting on a photocopier would be easier.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #57 on: April 18, 2011, 08:46:48 AM »
Usual breakfast as posted before.

Lunch: Leftover chicken and bacon from previous night's mixed grill. Large cup of tea.

Walk of about a mile to shops.

Afternoon tea: Large cup of tea, one apple.

20 minutes dumbbells and expander.

1500 turns of cycle on maximum resistance medium/rapid. About once a week I do fewer turns but a bit slower on maximum resistance. I think at my age it strengthens the knees, hips and ankles without jarring. Too many of my contemporaries who played sport when younger but stopped have had knee and hip operations; I want to avoid it if possible.

Couple of glasses of water, another cup of tea.

Dinner: One pork chop with rice. Small helping of leftover feijoa crumble and yoghurt ice cream.

Another cup of tea and a biscuit.

No point in my posting more photos. I've been much the same for years now. 78kg, 185cm, very little body fat. Just staying the same is fine.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #58 on: April 18, 2011, 11:42:58 AM »
A banana... which tastes like something other than a banana.  That's not right.  This banana tastes more like chicken than banana. 
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #59 on: April 18, 2011, 03:02:56 PM »
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #60 on: April 18, 2011, 03:27:48 PM »
Perhaps sitting on a photocopier would be easier.
Maybe not for the photocopier!...

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #61 on: April 18, 2011, 11:25:15 PM »
I carrying around two pounds of extra weight all day today.
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«Reply #62 on: April 19, 2011, 02:36:40 AM »
Another .2 miles on the treadmill today.  Still carrying those two pounds. 

And I moved some stuff which counts as weight lifting.  Dexterity exercise involved now in moving around my place since I "organized" things, neglecting to leave a path for myself somehow...

Exhausted.
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #63 on: April 19, 2011, 05:43:51 AM »
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #64 on: April 19, 2011, 09:26:49 AM »
I'm doing the same thing... I've been at the gym Thu, Fri, Sat, Mon & Today for between 1 1/2 hours - 2 hours every single time.

That plus I'm eating very healthy... For Breakfast I have either Muesli and yoghurt, or a decent cereal - and for lunch and dinner I have a Fish and salad wrap. No snacking.

Man - I feel hungry and tired though.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #65 on: April 20, 2011, 10:34:55 AM »
Breakfast: Bran mixture and banana. Two cups of coffee.

Lunch:Left over bolognese. Large cup of tea. Apple.

Afternoon: Five feijoas. Large cup of tea.

Training: Exercycling, 2000 turns, high resistance, rapid/sprint.

Dinner: Shin on the bone stew with spuds and Chinese cabbage.

Evening: Cup of tea and biscuit.

I think for me to post further daily exercise and food intake will court monotony. My routine is very securely established and I am quite happy with it.

For anybody starting or wanting physical change, many small but permanent changes over time are much better than a few drastic, sudden  ones. Firstly people tend to give up on the latter, and secondly they can cause distress to the body, especially with older age groups. Habit is a very powerful force and if each stage of change is instigated little by little, routine takes over smoothly and imperceptibly. Unfortunately, sudden change and competitive extremes of diet and exercise are very fashionable just now. I do not think this tendency is particularly healthy, either mentally or physically.
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #66 on: April 20, 2011, 03:27:40 PM »
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #67 on: April 22, 2011, 08:12:58 PM »
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #68 on: April 23, 2011, 03:37:10 PM »
Both yesterday and today, I have done a Thalathlon.

That is 20 miles cycling, 2 miles walking and 30 minutes in the bath with a glass of Champagne.

Great stuff.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #69 on: April 23, 2011, 04:37:02 PM »
My buns are aching.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #70 on: April 23, 2011, 04:47:34 PM »
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #71 on: April 23, 2011, 04:51:40 PM »
30 minutes in the bath with a glass of Champagne.
Champagne? You?! Mon Dieu! - whatever next?!

Great stuff.
What champagne was it, then?

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #72 on: April 23, 2011, 04:54:48 PM »
No idea, I did not look.

Got it from Asda.

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«Reply #73 on: April 23, 2011, 06:48:43 PM »
No idea, I did not look.

Got it from Asda.
Ah. Just wondering whether it might have been Dom Pérignon, Krug or Louis Roederer Cristal. Anyway, as you were...

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«Reply #74 on: April 23, 2011, 07:14:41 PM »
I never spend a lot of money on Champagne.

If I spend £10 and it is panther piss, it is better than spending £100 and getting the same.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #75 on: April 24, 2011, 02:28:38 PM »
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #76 on: April 24, 2011, 03:25:58 PM »
Hot cross buns are perhaps suitable for Easter.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #77 on: April 24, 2011, 08:41:03 PM »
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #78 on: April 25, 2011, 02:32:46 PM »
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #79 on: April 25, 2011, 04:51:26 PM »
I did my Tour de Country Parks today, so about 25 reasonably hilly miles.

I have been out every day of the Easter break and feel rather proud of myself, although I could do without the aching buns.

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«Reply #80 on: April 25, 2011, 07:54:52 PM »
That's cool Thal, I did about 15 Miles only, but very hilly, a bit mountainbikish, it was wonderful :)

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«Reply #81 on: April 25, 2011, 10:10:26 PM »
If you say very hilly, I dread to think.

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«Reply #82 on: April 25, 2011, 10:26:06 PM »
If you say very hilly, I dread to think.

Thal



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«Reply #83 on: April 25, 2011, 10:29:06 PM »
That reminds me of that video that was posted here a couple of years ago. Still gives me vertigo.

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«Reply #84 on: April 25, 2011, 10:32:10 PM »


I am going to ring bike shop tomorrow and ask if this will support my weight.

It is my birthday next month and I find it hard to resist a 2010 bike sale. Gearing might be a bit harsh for me. Could always chuck a triple on it :o.

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«Reply #85 on: April 25, 2011, 10:35:22 PM »
That reminds me of that video that was posted here a couple of years ago. Still gives me vertigo.

Thal

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Oh yeah, that's a cool bike!! :) I always have triple... :-\ :P  My joints are grateful for that...


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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #86 on: April 26, 2011, 03:10:28 AM »
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«Reply #87 on: April 26, 2011, 10:33:46 AM »
I got painful muscle cramps last night :o. My answer? More bicycling today  8) A true man doesn't know any pain  ;D

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«Reply #88 on: April 26, 2011, 08:53:55 PM »
I am knackered but it feels good.
Looking forward to the summer:


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«Reply #89 on: April 26, 2011, 09:10:01 PM »
hehe,  lovely photo.

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«Reply #90 on: April 27, 2011, 06:31:55 PM »
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«Reply #91 on: April 27, 2011, 08:36:45 PM »
I had to look here to check in with my leg curls weight ... hee hee.

Okay, my walk yesterday was great ... no running again yet, but soon!  Also, I'd like to add a tricep lift to my "cardio" days.

Todays lifting:

Bench:  80
Squat:  95
Leg Curl:  30
Situps:  90
It all sounds quite incredibly painful, but good luck with it all! I cannot help but think that if I tried to do a week's worth of that kind of thing, everyone here would soon be very relieved that I'd dropped off the face of the earth as a more or less direct consequence!

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«Reply #92 on: April 27, 2011, 09:10:12 PM »
Yes, agree with Alistair - sounds impressive. I'm afraid I'm far too impatient to exercise in a gym but I do put in frequently over 100 miles a week on a bike, simply going from job to job in London - apart from being good exercise it saves money and more to the point saves an incredible amount of time. I once calculated that, compared with public transport, it saves me approximately three working weeks every year.
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«Reply #93 on: April 27, 2011, 09:18:17 PM »
Yes, agree with Alistair - sounds impressive. I'm afraid I'm far too impatient to exercise in a gym but I do put in frequently over 100 miles a week on a bike, simply going from job to job in London - apart from being good exercise it saves money and more to the point saves an incredible amount of time. I once calculated that, compared with public transport, it saves me approximately three working weeks every year.
Knowing something of the way in which you drive a bicycle, I would have submitted that this activity saves you approximately three working weeks every month; a mutual friend whose name need surely not be mentioned once wrote of you as "the only cyclist I've ever met that I'd put money on to leave a Bugatti Veyron standing at the lights, and we've both seen him perform manouevres that would give an F16 pilot pause for thought". I'm not about to argue with that! Indeed, I believe that there would be ample mileage - no, sorry, kilometrage - in someone writing a volume on the subject of how to outwit a TGV entitled The Black Art of Cycling...

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #94 on: April 27, 2011, 09:46:52 PM »
Knowing something of the way in which you drive a bicycle

One does not drive a bicycle.

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«Reply #95 on: April 27, 2011, 10:04:18 PM »
One does not drive a bicycle.
"One" might not, but let me assure you from personal experience that Richard Black most certainly does - and in a way that would offer ample competition to city car drivers were he remotely interested in competing therewith rather than simply driving his bicycle energetically in order to transport him from A to B (or do I mean Z?) as rapidly and conveniently as possible.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #96 on: April 28, 2011, 02:30:23 AM »
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«Reply #97 on: April 28, 2011, 11:13:43 AM »
ohhhhhhh me back :-\
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #98 on: April 30, 2011, 03:06:39 AM »
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Easy food to lose weight.

For supper.

Tuna on crackers.  Tastes good and it's fairly healthy.   (except for the BP oil and Japanese radiation now)

Salsa and chips.


Those are separate meals.  Both tastey, easy, and filling.
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«Reply #99 on: April 30, 2011, 08:30:11 PM »
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