Fatfighters 2020

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by redefined_cycles » Fri May 15, 2020 5:28 pm

Dave... in ref to your 'little step' comment...

Reminds me of an ad I've been hearing on Souncloud recently. About a chap when he's little and starts crying over the maths exam paper cos the Q was too complex...

Teacher comes over and says, "might look like a big puzzle but its just a series of little puzzles/steps combined"...

You've gone from 105ish to 98ish ... Thats 7kg :o well done :-bd and I too noticed the thing about laying off the beer being a big help (ginger beer obviously :grin: )

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by Richard G » Fri May 15, 2020 7:34 pm

Wheels have completely fallen off for me. Struggling with depression so really not watching what I eat / drink to the level I need to.

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by redefined_cycles » Sat May 16, 2020 11:17 am

85.7kg last Fridayish of Feb
84.7kg 6/3/2020
82.2kg 27/3/2020
83.1kg 26/4/2020 (R)
82.4kg 10/05/2020 (R)
81.8kg 16/05/2020 (R)
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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by Richard G » Sat May 16, 2020 4:02 pm

That's great progress @redefined_cycles!

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by gairym » Sat May 16, 2020 4:43 pm

Richard G wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 7:34 pm
Wheels have completely fallen off for me. Struggling with depression so really not watching what I eat / drink to the level I need to.
Bugger, sorry to hear that. I know how hard it is to even give a crap about the idea of doing anything when depressed nevermind actually doing the anything.

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by gairym » Sat May 16, 2020 4:43 pm

I'll step lightly on the scales of doom in the morning and gauge this week's damage :-bd

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by Richard G » Sun May 17, 2020 11:51 pm

gairym wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 4:43 pm
Bugger, sorry to hear that. I know how hard it is to even give a crap about the idea of doing anything when depressed nevermind actually doing the anything.
I'm not great at admitting weakness, but I'll be honest, getting sick after working so hard to recover after my injury has pretty much broken me. I had made reasonable progress back to some sort of level of fitness, but to have it stolen from me by some goddamn virus... just, makes me wonder if any of it is worth it.

I've tried to get back to it since, but my heart just isn't in it. I see my power numbers just keep decreasing, and given I can't even get out at the moment to do some "enjoyable" easy mileage; just seems like there's very little point even trying.

Doesn't really help that the people around me don't exercise at all, and their lifestyle is far more compelling than my usual!

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by Fat tyre kicker » Mon May 18, 2020 12:02 am

I've fell off the fitness wagon too, been too busy with work, unfortunately
Other drivers have contracted the plague so o/t has been plentiful, don't
Think I've fell far though, will try and update this week

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by gairym » Mon May 18, 2020 5:18 am

Richard G wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 11:51 pm
I've tried to get back to it since, but my heart just isn't in it. I see my power numbers just keep decreasing, and given I can't even get out at the moment to do some "enjoyable" easy mileage; just seems like there's very little point even trying.
That makes sense. The thing I always try to keep in mind during my many, many long spells of forced inactivity due to my knackered back is that, contrary to how it feels, it won't last forever.

It's so hard to work towards something that is so far off as to be almost invisible but worth it if you can find the motivation.

And if not then damage limitation (my default state these days).

I'm in a weird position at the minute. My back is good enough to get out AND we're finally allowed out to play AND my motivation to play on bikes is at a lifetime high BUT in order to finish this course that I'm on in time I'm now so bloody busy between now and late July that between that and the family I've not got a spare minute - arse!

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by Richard G » Mon May 18, 2020 6:48 pm

Would be nice to get out again. I've still got some not insignificant psychological (on the bike) issues stemming from my crash and the only way I'm going to be able to get on top of them is with regular riding to train my brain to realise that it's (relatively) safe.

But as I said in the other thread, I'm only going to consider that when hospitals are very much out of the woods on this COVID stuff.

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by Lazarus » Mon May 18, 2020 6:50 pm

Been there with bad crashes - think it depends on the cause - always prefer them to be my fault than to be hit by a car as the later does lead to more nerves

You will get back to where you once were and enjoy it again

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon May 18, 2020 7:07 pm

Richard G wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 6:48 pm
Would be nice to get out again. I've still got some not insignificant psychological (on the bike) issues stemming from my crash and the only way I'm going to be able to get on top of them is with regular riding to train my brain to realise that it's (relatively) safe.

But as I said in the other thread, I'm only going to consider that when hospitals are very much out of the woods on this COVID stuff.
I got knocked off (well not actually but I swerved out of the way of the idiot trying to cut mw up and she stopped just in inches) about 4 years ago. Ended up exacerbating my already bad back pain for years preceding. Was about 6 months before I was fit enough from back stuff to get back on the bike and the nerves were proper nasty. Took about 2 years I think for em to get back to normal and yes, it was just as you say, by continuing regular road riding (in my case)...

Like they say Rich... Whatever doesn't kill, makes stronger. You will get back to normal buddy, just a matter of time :-bd

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by Richard G » Tue May 19, 2020 1:58 am

redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:07 pm
Like they say Rich... Whatever doesn't kill, makes stronger.
You might want to explain that to my hip... it's not listened. :lol:

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue May 19, 2020 7:48 am

Richard G wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:58 am
redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:07 pm
Like they say Rich... Whatever doesn't kill, makes stronger.
You might want to explain that to my hip... it's not listened. :lol:
Bloomin hips... always wanting to be different...

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by PaulB2 » Tue May 19, 2020 9:06 am

redefined_cycles wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 7:48 am
Richard G wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:58 am
redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:07 pm
Like they say Rich... Whatever doesn't kill, makes stronger.
You might want to explain that to my hip... it's not listened. :lol:
Bloomin hips... always wanting to be different...
Always trying to be, uhm, hip?

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue May 19, 2020 9:10 am

:lol:
PaulB2 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 9:06 am
redefined_cycles wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 7:48 am
Richard G wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:58 am
redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:07 pm
Like they say Rich... Whatever doesn't kill, makes stronger.
You might want to explain that to my hip... it's not listened. :lol:
Bloomin hips... always wanting to be different...
Always trying to be, uhm, hip?

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by Richard G » Tue May 19, 2020 3:08 pm

Aaaaaaaanywaaay...

Hoping to at least not put on any more weight this week. I guess if nothing else at least I'm no heavier than I was when the thread started.

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by redefined_cycles » Fri May 22, 2020 10:35 am

85.7kg last Fridayish of Feb
84.7kg 6/3/2020
82.2kg 27/3/2020
83.1kg 26/4/2020 (R)
82.4kg 10/05/2020 (R)
81.8kg 16/05/2020 (R)
81.0kg 22/5/2020 (R)

If I can shove that 1 more kg off to get to 80kg then I might have removed my bulging belly... maybe, maybe not as i imagine I've lost a bit of muscle mass with the weight loss :smile:

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by PaulB2 » Fri May 22, 2020 11:19 am

8/5 73.7
15/5 75.0 (!)
22/5 74.6

A fairly big blip so I've gone back to a food diary to see if that works.

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by Richard G » Fri May 22, 2020 12:34 pm

Will start posting again in the hope that it'll get me to stop feeling sorry for myself and try and improve things...

14/02/20 - 70.5kg
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08/05/20 - 68.1kg (+0.1kg)
15/05/20 - 69.2kg (+1.1kg)
22/05/20 - 69.4kg (+0.2kg)

No current target as no events scheduled. I guess I'd probably be happy at 64-65kg.

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by FLV » Fri May 22, 2020 1:17 pm

Hi.
Hope that it help on here in some small way. Rest assured, you're amongst friends here!

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by FLV » Fri May 22, 2020 1:26 pm

I'll trim my list down a bit.

2020 peak mass 109.7
Start of thread 21/02/20 - 104.70
Last week 15/05/20 - 98.3
This week 22/05/20 - 97.6

Another loss. Its hard work and im glad I can still see some reward. Im trying to make this a general lifestyle change, but its difficult to do whilst forced into a different way of living currently.
Interstingly, i actually felt thinner/lighter about 5kg ago... maybe as ive just had the worlds biggest ham and mustard sandwich :roll:

Still. On we go.
Keep at it folks.

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by gairym » Fri May 22, 2020 1:46 pm

Good effort all (most ;)),

I was away this morning so will weigh-in tomorrow and post it up here.

Quietly optimistic as been working a lot and riding a fair bit this last week (and not over-indulging) but we'll see.....

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by Richard G » Fri May 22, 2020 2:09 pm

That's excellent progress @FLV.

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by FLV » Fri May 22, 2020 3:04 pm

Thanks. It sure takes some effort but i do feel better overall.
10kg to go. More or less. (7.7 will do)

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