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pfm Health Club

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Whaleblue, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    9.50 ain't bad for someone entirely sedentary. Just losing weight with no exercise will reduce your rowing times due to better breathing and blood flow. Decent technique will clip 30 seconds off that time almost instantly as well.

    I hover around 7:45 for an average 2k, but that's not flat out by any means. I tend to do 10k blocks.

    Keep at it, keep a log and you'll see that downward trend.
     
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  2. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    [2020-01-26] 141.1kg
    ...
    [2020-02-29] 138.3kg
    [2020-03-07] 136.5kg 2000m in 9:50
    [2020-03-14] 135.2kg 2000m in 9:45.6
    [2020-03-21] 133.7kg
    [2020-03-28] 133.1kg 3000m In 14:24.0

    It was time to up the regular row to 3km
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2020
  3. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Nice one,^^ Big loss now for you, looks like you are really into this.

    I am still doing the same exercise stuff but consuming far less food and alcohol. I have lost probably another 2 kg,
    but keeping mum on the total figure in case of slippage.

    Bloss
     
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  4. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Keep plugging away one and all in difficult times. I'm losing a bit of weight now I'm working from home and cooking my own food rather than hotel stuff.
     
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  5. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    Not the best week for weight loss, but there are always ebbs and flows. Looong way to go.
     
  6. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    A marathon not a sprint WB. If you stay on the horse long enough you win the race. If you fall off, you get back on. The only ones who fail are the ones who don't get back on and just sit at the side of the road.
     
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  7. deanf

    deanf pfm Member

    I’m following this thread with interest but to embarrassed to say what I was on New Year’s Day and now, although there’s a considerable difference. This morning I’ve done 6km on the Concept 2 (3x10 mins or thereabouts), then weights this afternoon and a walk this evening. The two other big differences are bottles of wine swapped for the occasional mini bottle, and no more Man vs Food kebabs.

    Some weeks the weight doesn’t come off, and then it does. Just dig a little deeper next week and focus on the horizon.

    Keep up the great work fellow fishies!
     
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  8. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    I managed 3 sets of 15 diamond press-ups today. A record!
    Too cold to go to the park for my rings workout.
     
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  9. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    [2020-01-26] 141.1kg
    ...
    [2020-02-29] 138.3kg
    [2020-03-07] 136.5kg 2000m in 9:50
    [2020-03-14] 135.2kg 2000m in 9:45.6
    [2020-03-21] 133.7kg
    [2020-03-28] 133.1kg 3000m in 14:24.0
    [2020-03-28] 132.0kg 2000m in 9:36.0

    Not much time for rowing during the week, but the healthy diet is becoming part of our “normal”.
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2020
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  10. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Nice work WB, the healthy diet is clearly working and if it's become normal then it's sustainable.
     
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  11. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Great work everyone, it’s a marathon not a sprint, it’s one you have to stick at as well when you reach your goal.


    This has been an eye-opener for me. I’d put about 4kg on over Christmas and not really shifted it. Regular meal times and absolutely no snacking have seen it fall off in a couple of weeks. No weighing in at 72.4kg and animating for 70. I’d like to see my percentage body fat drop a little too. Currently at 19 according to the scales, it was 18 last summer.
     
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  12. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    @lordsummit , as long as you animate, you’ll get there :)
     
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  13. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    [2020-01-26] 141.1kg
    ...
    [2020-02-29] 138.3kg
    [2020-03-07] 136.5kg 2000m in 9:50
    [2020-03-14] 135.2kg 2000m in 9:45.6
    [2020-03-21] 133.7kg
    [2020-03-28] 133.1kg 3000m in 14:24.0
    [2020-04-04] 132.0kg 2000m in 9:36.0
    [2020-04-11] 130.9kg
     
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  14. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    [2020-01-26] 141.1kg
    ...
    [2020-02-29] 138.3kg
    [2020-03-07] 136.5kg 2000m in 9:50
    [2020-03-14] 135.2kg 2000m in 9:45.6
    [2020-03-21] 133.7kg
    [2020-03-28] 133.1kg 3000m in 14:24.0
    [2020-04-04] 132.0kg 2000m in 9:36.0
    [2020-04-11] 130.9kg
    [2020-04-18] 130.7kg
     
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  15. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    It’s still half a pound less. Do you just weigh weekly? I found it better to weigh every day and look at the weekly average. Mine fluctuates a little depending on what I’ve eaten, fluids etc. Whichever way you look at it though 11kg is a load of weight you’ve lost, well done.

    I’m celebrating a little today, I’ve just hit 72kg, that’s a grand total of 35kg lost, and I reckon the lightest I’ve been since I was at university 26 years ago.
     
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  16. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    @lordsummit , I weigh most days. Odd week this one, stuck even more than I have been at my (home) desk. It’s almost an unintended experiment to verify the use of energy by the human body when exercising - even the usual daily waking around, up and down stairs etc. This is likely to continue to an extent next week, but I’m hoping will slacken off in due course.

    Anyway, not any kind of issue, just an odd week. We’ll be out for a walk later.

    Well done on 72kg!
     
  17. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    There’s lots of research I’ve read that says frequent weighing helps. Lots of differing opinions too mind! You’re doing brilliantly though, next time you’re in Tesco or wherever pick up 12kg of potatoes or rice or whatever and you realise how much less you have to carry round. I always find that a great motivator.
     
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  18. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    Yup, we have a Porage tin that’s 2kg when full. That’s quite heavy!

    When we go walking now I really feel the difference. Walking faster and not getting out of breath makes for a much more enjoyable experience. Knees still suffer if I’m not careful, but hopefully they’ll notice the difference too - especially when I get down to something like a healthy weight.

    Should be 129.xKg by next Saturday. I really enjoy milestones like that. Actually, sub-127kg will be a big one (do the stones/pounds conversion!).
     
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  19. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Well done WB. Remember it's a marathon and not a sprint, you've had a slow week but it's all progress. Nobody fails to complete a marathon unless they stop and give up.
     
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  20. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    [2020-01-26] 141.1kg
    ...
    [2020-02-29] 138.3kg
    [2020-03-07] 136.5kg 2000m in 9:50
    [2020-03-14] 135.2kg 2000m in 9:45.6
    [2020-03-21] 133.7kg
    [2020-03-28] 133.1kg 3000m in 14:24.0
    [2020-04-04] 132.0kg 2000m in 9:36.0
    [2020-04-11] 130.9kg
    [2020-04-18] 130.7kg
    [2020-04-25] 129.7kg
     

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