Fatfighters 2020

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by redefined_cycles » Fri May 22, 2020 3:14 pm

Richard G wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 2:09 pm
That's excellent progress @FLV.
+1

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by gairym » Sat May 23, 2020 12:34 pm

30-05-20 - 119.7kg
23-05-20 - 120.2kg
01-05-20 - 117.2kg
03-04-20 - 120.2kg
28-02-20 - 115.9kg
Beginning of year - ~118kg

:???:

I need to sort my sh1t out.

Been a bad week of poor choices and a distinct lack of restraint.
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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by Richard G » Sat May 23, 2020 12:45 pm

I have the different size legs thing... I'm more annoyed by it than I should be, I guess mostly because I was always quite happy with the musculature of my legs.

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by FLV » Sat May 23, 2020 3:15 pm

gairym wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:34 pm
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What the actually f*@k???
Dont give up mate. It will come off.

To be fair, id not have gone near a scale within 48h after attending such an event 😄

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by Leerowe76 » Sun May 24, 2020 2:50 am

Leerowe76 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:17 pm
Working shifts seems to be the real issue for me tbh although thats not really an excuse, just dont seem to have any
stability in my diet
Currently 86kg and must try harder
Took me long enough to find this but was 86kg now just under 83kg, still eating but a little better i guess but more importantly quality riding with proper rest days seems to be working for me at the moment so happy days. :-bd
Living on dreams and custard creams :-bd

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by PaulB2 » Fri May 29, 2020 7:42 am

5/5 75.0
22/5 74.6
29/5 73.8

I kept a food diary this week which helped keep me aware of snacks and managed to get out on the bike towing the kids a couple of times over the bank holiday weekend. Towing 60kg behind you is a good workout.

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by FLV » Fri May 29, 2020 7:52 am

Nice one Paul

2020 peak mass 109.7
Start of thread 21/02/20 - 104.70
Last week 22/05/20 - 97.6
This week 29/05/20 - 97.4

Could have done better, last few days have not gone well food wise. Lots of grazing on sugared carbs and even a giant slice of mint aero cheese cake my middle lad made. He was very proud of himself so it would have been rude not to.
Numbers saved by the riding I think.

I feel like im maintaining, though i guess theres a steady downward trend still. The hard bit currently is whenever I reduce the input, i start to feel tired and empty on the bike. Probably some science to help somewhere..

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by gairym » Sat May 30, 2020 7:25 am

gairym wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:34 pm
30-05-20 - 119.7kg
23-05-20 - 120.2kg
01-05-20 - 117.2kg
03-04-20 - 120.2kg
28-02-20 - 115.9kg
Beginning of year - ~118kg

:???:

I need to sort my sh1t out.

Been a bad week of poor choices and a distinct lack of restraint.
Hmmm, it would appear that I edited last weeks entry instead of copying the numbers and creating a new entry :-bd

That's what I get for attempting to multitask!

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:27 pm

As you are all aware, the internet is awash with BS on diet, nutrition, etc. It must be one of the few areas with more crap science than cycling websites!

But this guy seems to make sense, and offers some balanced analysis of credible peer reviewed scientific papers.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCosmc7 ... 7GWyEyFFMw

I made my breakthrough going onto a mostly plant-based whole food diet. Eat loads, never hungry or unsatisfied, and now down from almost 60 to 54kg, which is 1kg below my optimal weight (as per some testing I did with a PhD researcher a few years back). Probably lost some muscle mass since the gyms closed!

I still eat fish and occasionally other meat, and I will NEVER be vegan (in the same way I will not subscribe to any religion), but ditching the processed crap has worked wonders for me - wish I had made the time to cook quality meals from a much earlier age!

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by gairym » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:52 pm

04-06-20 - 120.1kg
30-05-20 - 119.7kg
01-05-20 - 117.2kg
03-04-20 - 120.2kg
28-02-20 - 115.9kg
Beginning of year - ~118kg

Right then, today marks the first day of a very silly idea!

Some mates have talked me and Mrs Gairy (who weighs exactly half as much as me :lol: ) to join them in a 9 day detox / rapid weight loss torture event.

I am fully aware of how unsustainable they are and how nobody keeps any lost weight off unless they then change their habits too.

But it seemed like as good a way to kick-start better behaviour as any.

So, two days of almost no food (today a handful of blueberries for breakfast, one tomato, a bit of lettuce, a bit of cucumber for lunch and some steamed asparagus, green beans and broccoli for dinner) as well as loads of supplements and vitamins etc... to get the fat burning going and then seven days of almost nothing during the day and then a 600 kcal dinner.

Christ, it'll either kill me or shift some weight but at the minute I've no idea which it'll be.

:-bd

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by FLV » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:32 pm

Ha... good luck mate. Hope it can kick start it for you :-bd

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Re: Fatfighters 2020

Post by gairym » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:42 pm

FLV wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:32 pm
Ha... good luck mate. Hope it can kick start it for you :-bd
Thanks.

Ironically I've been feeling pretty good lately. I can only assume that the months of back injury and slight weight loss was actually heavy muscle being lost and lighter fat being added in abundance.

And so now that I'm riding again I'm building the muscle back up but not yet shifting the fat quickly enough so am gaining kgs again - boo!

So assuming these 9 days pan out I'm looking forward to doing longer and longer rides as the summer gets going.

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