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Re: 2021 Weight Loss thread

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And I'm back up again this week! :oops: #-o [-X I'm now well into the red zone and at my highest weight since September 2017. I know what I'm doing wrong - I just have to stop doing it. [-X [-X [-X

I've also going to try getting back on the erg. I was told to stay away from it for a while to see if this helped my back pain to clear up. But my back is getting worse and I think a large part of the problem is the extra weight that I'm carrying around my midriff. So I'm going to see whether I can use the erg to help me lose some weight and my hope is that the benefits of losing a few pounds will outweigh any additional strain on my back. [-o<

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Date________Weight (kgs)_____Weekly Change_____Overall Change
02/01/21______99.2
09/01/21______97.9______________-1.3_______________-1.3
16/01/21______98.7______________+0.8______________-0.5
23/01/21______98.2______________-0.5_______________-1.0
30/01/21______98.2_______________0.0_______________-1.0
06/02/21______97.8______________-0.4_______________-1.4
13/02/21______98.9______________+1.1_______________-0.3
20/02/21______97.2_______________-1.7_______________-2.0
06/03/21______97.1_______________-0.1_______________-2.1
13/03/21______96.7_______________-0.4_______________-2.5
20/03/21______97.6______________+0.9_______________-1.6
27/03/21______97.5_______________-0.1_______________-1.7
02/05/21______100.6_____________+3.1_______________+1.4
17/05/21______101.9_____________+1.3_______________+2.7
24/05/21______101.0_____________-0.9_______________+1.8
31/05/21______102.8_____________+1.8_______________+3.6
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Re: 2021 Weight Loss thread

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Paul Victory wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 11:10 am And I'm back up again this week! :oops: #-o [-X I'm now well into the red zone and at my highest weight since September 2017. I know what I'm doing wrong - I just have to stop doing it. [-X [-X [-X

I've also going to try getting back on the erg. I was told to stay away from it for a while to see if this helped my back pain to clear up. But my back is getting worse and I think a large part of the problem is the extra weight that I'm carrying around my midriff. So I'm going to see whether I can use the erg to help me lose some weight and my hope is that the benefits of losing a few pounds will outweigh any additional strain on my back. [-o<

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Date________Weight (kgs)_____Weekly Change_____Overall Change
02/01/21______99.2
09/01/21______97.9______________-1.3_______________-1.3
16/01/21______98.7______________+0.8______________-0.5
23/01/21______98.2______________-0.5_______________-1.0
30/01/21______98.2_______________0.0_______________-1.0
06/02/21______97.8______________-0.4_______________-1.4
13/02/21______98.9______________+1.1_______________-0.3
20/02/21______97.2_______________-1.7_______________-2.0
06/03/21______97.1_______________-0.1_______________-2.1
13/03/21______96.7_______________-0.4_______________-2.5
20/03/21______97.6______________+0.9_______________-1.6
27/03/21______97.5_______________-0.1_______________-1.7
02/05/21______100.6_____________+3.1_______________+1.4
17/05/21______101.9_____________+1.3_______________+2.7
24/05/21______101.0_____________-0.9_______________+1.8
31/05/21______102.8_____________+1.8_______________+3.6
From my experiences with a lower back injury(done while not concentrating while doing Dead lifts), after a few days once the inflammation had gone down I found that a gentle session on the erg certainly did not make things any worse, and from the mental aspect it felt good to be active again - do lower the DF though, and reduce the layback - rowing strapless may help to keep things more controlled too.

I re-affirmed this week that the weight loss/gain is 95% about food, if not more.
I erged and walked slightly less than the previous 2 weeks where I had put on 2kg in total, and cut back the eating to the level of when I started my weight loss campaign.
This week I lost 2.2kg, putting me back under 90kg again :D :D

Date________Wt (kgs)____Week/Month Change_____2021 Change____Overall
14/09/20______114.3
04/01/21______97.6___________-0.4 ______________-0.0___________ -16.7
01/02/21______92.7___________-4.9 ______________-4.9___________ -21.6
01/03/21______90.3___________-1.6 ______________-7.3___________ -24.0
29/03/21_______91.0_________+0.7 _______________-6.6___________ -23.3
26/04/21_______89.8_________-1.2 _______________-7.8___________ -24.5
03/05/21_______90.3_________+0.5 _______________-7.3___________ -24.0
10/05/21_______89.8_________-0.5 _______________-7.8___________ -24.5
17/05/21_______90.9_________+1.1 _______________-6.7___________ -23.4
24/05/21_______91.8_________+0.9 _______________-5.8___________ -22.5
31/05/21_______89.6_________-2.2 _______________-8.0___________ -24.7

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Re: 2021 Weight Loss thread

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Well done Paul, but having truly milked the praise for getting under 90kg, why not try and stay there this time :fsbgrin:
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Re: 2021 Weight Loss thread

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Well done Paul! 89.6 kg, is that a PB for your adult live?

Don‘t overdo it though, you don‘t want to become lightweight, do you? :lol:
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Grobi wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 10:13 pm Well done Paul! 89.6 kg, is that a PB for your adult live?

Don‘t overdo it though, you don‘t want to become lightweight, do you? :lol:
No danger of that happening 😃😃

Not an adult PB but the lowest since my mid-30s.
In my twenties in my running and triathlon days I weighed 73kg and ate at least twice the amount I eat now😳😳
Iain wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 8:54 pm Well done Paul, but having truly milked the praise for getting under 90kg, why not try and stay there this time :fsbgrin:
Easy for you to say😁😁- my lean weight alone is 72kg, and I like my food and praise milking too much😀😀

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Re: 2021 Weight Loss thread

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I managed to lose weight this week, but I’m still quite disappointed with the overall result. I lost weight for five days in a row, but my weight went up both days over the weekend. I cut out junk completely and had hardly any bread, but did have a few drinks over the weekend. It looks like it’s going to take quite a while to get back to where I want to be.

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Date________Weight (kgs)_____Weekly Change_____Overall Change
02/01/21______99.2
09/01/21______97.9______________-1.3_______________-1.3
16/01/21______98.7______________+0.8______________-0.5
23/01/21______98.2______________-0.5_______________-1.0
30/01/21______98.2_______________0.0_______________-1.0
06/02/21______97.8______________-0.4_______________-1.4
13/02/21______98.9______________+1.1_______________-0.3
20/02/21______97.2_______________-1.7_______________-2.0
06/03/21______97.1_______________-0.1_______________-2.1
13/03/21______96.7_______________-0.4_______________-2.5
20/03/21______97.6______________+0.9_______________-1.6
27/03/21______97.5_______________-0.1_______________-1.7
02/05/21______100.6_____________+3.1_______________+1.4
17/05/21______101.9_____________+1.3_______________+2.7
24/05/21______101.0_____________-0.9_______________+1.8
31/05/21______102.8_____________+1.8_______________+3.6
07/06/21______101.9_____________-0.9_______________+2.7
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Slow and steady, and consistent, will get you there Paul - I found that an hour or so walking every day works wonders, especially if you can't really do much erging at the moment.

For me, I had another good week - once again, not a massive amount of erging, one long walk on Saturday(44km) and sensible eating and managed to knock off another 1.4kg, making 3.6kg in 2 weeks - I am now comfortably at my lowest weight in 20 years.

Date________Wt (kgs)____Week/Month Change_____2021 Change____Overall
14/09/20______114.3
04/01/21______97.6___________-0.4 ______________-0.0___________ -16.7
01/02/21______92.7___________-4.9 ______________-4.9___________ -21.6
01/03/21______90.3___________-1.6 ______________-7.3___________ -24.0
29/03/21_______91.0_________+0.7 _______________-6.6___________ -23.3
26/04/21_______89.8_________-1.2 _______________-7.8___________ -24.5
31/05/21_______89.6_________-0.2 _______________-8.0___________ -24.7
07/06/21_______88.2_________-1.4 _______________-9.4___________ -26.1

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300m - 47.7
30r20 - 7754m
12 hr - 139300m
100 mile - 14:10.12
200km - 18:28.30
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Well done Paul. That’s great progress. And that’s one hell of a long walk - 44k :shock: ^O^ =D> ^O^ It would take me around 8 hours to walk that distance (that’s assuming I didn’t collapse along the way).
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Paul Victory wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:57 am Well done Paul. That’s great progress. And that’s one hell of a long walk - 44k :shock: ^O^ =D> ^O^ It would take me around 8 hours to walk that distance (that’s assuming I didn’t collapse along the way).
Thanks Paul - I am happy with the recent progress - I have got re-motivated and am really enjoying the walking - TBH I took way more than 8 hrs on my walk - with a few food/rest stops and the variable terrain I normally average out at about 3mph(4.8 km/h) for that sort of distance, but apart from tender feet and a bit too much sun on hot days I am finding that sort of distance no trouble at all. Just got myself a set of Nordic walking poles so keen to try them out- I have heard a lot of good things about them.

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Still in the red zone, but getting closer to amber.

Regarding how long it would take me to walk 44km, when I said 8 hours, I was basing it on my average pace for a walk of 10km or thereabouts. And that would be pushing it. If I actually managed to walk 44km in a day, it would be something of a miracle right now and would require at least one stop for a meal and a few comfort breaks along the way, so I think 10 hours would be a much more realistic estimate and that's over fairly even terrain. If climbing and uneven terrain is involved, it would probably take much longer.

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Date________Weight (kgs)_____Weekly Change_____Overall Change
02/01/21______99.2
09/01/21______97.9______________-1.3_______________-1.3
16/01/21______98.7______________+0.8______________-0.5
23/01/21______98.2______________-0.5_______________-1.0
30/01/21______98.2_______________0.0_______________-1.0
06/02/21______97.8______________-0.4_______________-1.4
13/02/21______98.9______________+1.1_______________-0.3
20/02/21______97.2_______________-1.7_______________-2.0
06/03/21______97.1_______________-0.1_______________-2.1
13/03/21______96.7_______________-0.4_______________-2.5
20/03/21______97.6______________+0.9_______________-1.6
27/03/21______97.5_______________-0.1_______________-1.7
02/05/21______100.6_____________+3.1_______________+1.4
17/05/21______101.9_____________+1.3_______________+2.7
24/05/21______101.0_____________-0.9_______________+1.8
31/05/21______102.8_____________+1.8_______________+3.6
07/06/21______101.9_____________-0.9_______________+2.7
14/06/21______100.8_____________-1.1_______________+1.6
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Paul Victory wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:15 pmDate________Weight (kgs)_____Weekly Change_____Overall Change

27/03/21______97.5_______________-0.1_______________-1.7
02/05/21______100.6_____________+3.1_______________+1.4
17/05/21______101.9_____________+1.3_______________+2.7
24/05/21______101.0_____________-0.9_______________+1.8
31/05/21______102.8_____________+1.8_______________+3.6
07/06/21______101.9_____________-0.9_______________+2.7
14/06/21______100.8_____________-1.1_______________+1.6
Don't do yourself down Paul. That is 2kg lost and your lightest for over a month, keep up the good work! As someone who has never walked >30km in a day I have nothing but admiration for Paul's efforts. I believe that I could probably manage a walk of that length (I am particularly stubborn), but I doubt that I would be able to walk for a few days afterwards!
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Iain wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:53 pm
Paul Victory wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:15 pmDate________Weight (kgs)_____Weekly Change_____Overall Change

27/03/21______97.5_______________-0.1_______________-1.7
02/05/21______100.6_____________+3.1_______________+1.4
17/05/21______101.9_____________+1.3_______________+2.7
24/05/21______101.0_____________-0.9_______________+1.8
31/05/21______102.8_____________+1.8_______________+3.6
07/06/21______101.9_____________-0.9_______________+2.7
14/06/21______100.8_____________-1.1_______________+1.6
Don't do yourself down Paul. That is 2kg lost and your lightest for over a month, keep up the good work! As someone who has never walked >30km in a day I have nothing but admiration for Paul's efforts. I believe that I could probably manage a walk of that length (I am particularly stubborn), but I doubt that I would be able to walk for a few days afterwards!
Paul, I echo what Iain is saying - you are moving back in the right direction, and that is what counts.
For myself - a poor week training and eating wise - no walking this weekend as we were busy running around after my daughter whose birthday it was!!
Done very little erging too as I really do not like the heat - on the plus side I got back on the bike and have done a 21km and a 39km ride which I handled quite comfortably.
I have also incorporated press-ups into my daily routine and seem to be getting a bit of upper body muscle back - the scales say I put on 1.3kg this week but all things being equal I am not too concerned as my motivation is still high for keeping the fitness drive going.

Date________Wt (kgs)____Week/Month Change_____2021 Change____Overall
14/09/20______114.3
04/01/21______97.6___________-0.4 ______________-0.0___________ -16.7
01/02/21______92.7___________-4.9 ______________-4.9___________ -21.6
01/03/21______90.3___________-1.6 ______________-7.3___________ -24.0
29/03/21_______91.0_________+0.7 _______________-6.6___________ -23.3
26/04/21_______89.8_________-1.2 _______________-7.8___________ -24.5
31/05/21_______89.6_________-0.2 _______________-8.0___________ -24.7
07/06/21_______88.2_________-1.4 _______________-9.4___________ -26.1
14/06/21_______89.5_________+1.3 _______________-8.1___________ -24.8

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55, 1.74m , Sep '20 - 114 kg , currently - 88 kg
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200m - 30.8
300m - 47.7
30r20 - 7754m
12 hr - 139300m
100 mile - 14:10.12
200km - 18:28.30
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