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Mata
It took months of battling alternately my own scepticism and the absence of stock in shops but I finally got a Wii Fit. I've been playing on it for about three weeks now, and I appear to be three pounds lighter. So... It seems to work, although it has taken this long before any results have happened.

I've been really quite surprised by how good a work out you can get in about half an hour. Like all exercise, you get out of it what you put in, so I'm sure that you could be extremely lazy and have almost no benefits from it, but what would be the point of that?

I thought that it would be nice to have a thread for people who are trying to get in shape (and for people who are using devices such as the Wii Fit or other things to do it). My target was fairly modest because I'm starting at a reasonable level of fitness. I've only got a few pounds to go before I've got to what I think is my ideal level. After that... I think I might try and get a six pack! I had inklings of one back when I was 18ish, so it would be nice to get that again.

How about anyone else? Have you been getting fit lately? What methods have you been using?
Industrial Kybosh
I've been walking to and from work - 20/30 mins, twice a day, five times a week - and it's reduced my spare tyre from Tractor to something more around Bicycle. If I had the willpower to cut out all the crap I eat at work, and the beer I chug at home, I'd be in danger of actually being in good shape.

Feh. Who needs a six pack when you can have a keg?
LoLo
I'm trying to work on the diet thing right now, though it's amazing how expensive it can be to eat right...especially when you're used to mooching off of your mom and she doesn't want to buy the better for you food. /ramble I'm trying to kick my soda habit, first off, and then it's all about the better food.

My friend linked me to Spark People which is a cool site for helping you figure out reasonable goals, good diets, and helps you to track what you're doing. They even give you a weekly shopping list and daily menus that can help keep you on track. It's free too, and I think it's a good resource for those who want to eat healthier.
Yannick
Well, sports, P.E., walking, biking, swimming, and walking up stairs several times a day tend to keep me i shape.
spiffilicious05
Speaking as an athlete I definitely feel there's a difference between being fit and being thin. I can run/swim/row longer and faster than most people that I know. But, I'm not a skinny person -- part of this is from regular weight lifting. I've started doing triathalons and I'd like to do an iron man before I'm 30.

Recently I've decided I want to lose about 20 lbs. I've kept a lot of my exercise the same but I've cut out almost all meat except for fish and some chicken. Whole grains, lots of low fat yogurt, etc. I come from a rather large family with under active thyroids and so I have to be very careful about what I eat.

I'd like to try the wii fit -- it looks fun, but I don't have a Wii. My friend does though, but we can't seem to find wii fit anywhere. It's sold out. sad.gif
vicrawr
I signed up for a weight training class this semester. First class was yesterday. I'm sore in places I've never been sore before. But it's going to be fun.

Before that I was using the one hundred push ups website and the Shovelglove site. It uses a sledgehammer and, well, who doesn't want to get fit by jacking around with a sledge?
froggle-rock
I'd say yeah, there is a difference between being slim and being fit.

I can be a defined, fit 12 and a half stone easily. It's silly at work when I get my BMI done (Yeah, on a good day I can get my BMI taken ovre 60 times) and told I am overweight: Im like hello... Have you even enquired as to the amount of exercise I do? Like, SRSLY. This isn'y just wobble- I wanna flex for them, and be all; Can you crimp a hold for as long as me. But hey...

This time of year I cycle, and cycle and cycle some more. Ranges from 5 to 30 miles a day, but the most oft miles I do a day are about 14. I cycle some up and downs depending on my knees. But I have ti do these leg lift things, because when I cycle one side of muscles get built up, and that starts to move my knee cap, so I got these other, kinda counter ones to realign it. It's okay. I only really cycle in decent weather, which means come rainy. cold autumn I'll prolly stop again. Unless I have to. Pros: cycling to work makes me get an endorphine rush by the time I get there; Avoiding grumpy/ bulshy/ rude commmuters; makes me eat properly; quicker than public transport (well, depending on the distance).

Trampolining. Have a biggish one and one of those small indoor ones. Use the big one and well, I dont do flips, but I do do swivel hips and pike and straddle and just plain old bouncing, as well as like, games too. It's fun, but really take sit out of me. So, I oft only do about 20mins at most in one go. The indoor one, I play Wii boxing on it, because I tihnk it's good to jump about and use my arms, it makes it more fun happy.gif

I've not climbed at all much this summer. I liked the all over body ache of it, in a way. my arms were getting more defined and stronger, but all that' gone now. But my legs still gegt it from the cycling.

I guess I'm not so much interested in doing somthing just to get fit, more a case of oh hai this exercise is fun let's do eeyt. Feeling fitter is awesomes.


I've not had a go on one, but I'm curuous to try the Wii fit
Daria
Unfortunately for my body, I am inherently lazy when it comes to exercise (I hate being sweaty), I'm currently working 80 hours a week from home (so there's not even much leaving the house involved in an average week), and did I mention I'm lazy?
I do have a gym ball that I use for exercise- bouncing on it has made a noticeable diference to my thighs and it can be used whilst I'm on a break from work and watching TV or something. I also now live on the top floor of our building, so to go anywhere I have 4 flights of stairs to contend with- hopefully come the Christmas holidays and I have been going to university for about three months, I should at least be a bit fitter! My uni is about three miles or so (according to Google) from my house, and they have good cycling facilities like showers and bike lockers so if the weather isn't too bad (I'm guessing it will be pretty awful during winter) then I can cycle to uni.
I've been eating better whilst living on my own, too- there are no crisps or cakes or fizzy drinks of any kind in the house, and I had my first glass of wine in 3 weeks last night. Portion sizes are also now smaller than they were, and I am making sure that I get my 5-a-day fruit and veg (which is usually organic). I really would like to lose a considerable amount of weight: when I first moved in with Wytu, we both put on weight due to the beer and pizza nights we would have with friends and unhealthy "student" diets. I also put on weight thanks to being on the pill, although since switching brands, I have been able to control my hunger a lot more. Last time I lost weight, I didn't focus on getting fitter- just eating less. I think this time round, I will have to try a bit harder at losing weight and it would always be nice to be fitter. I miss my miles-on-end walking stamina that I had when I was back in school and living in the contryside!

I've never tried a Wii-fit, but my boss has one and had to take some time off work because she managed to pull her shoulder.
Factoid of the day.
Pikasyuu
Predictably after turning 21, I gained a liiittle bit of alcohol weight - it scared me a lot, because I had never blown up that fast. With school starting, I'm on a sudden mission to drop it all ASAP. Oddly enough, the subway diet does work. When I was a supervisor at starbucks, running around eight hours a day and having a turkey sub from there resulted in a good twenty or twenty five pound loss within a few weeks.

Right now, I'm doing that, drinking ridiculous amounts of tea and tomato juice, and having a lot of gazpatcho. Oh, and dancing. Looots of dancing. So far, all of it is working very well. I just have to stay away from really tasty things and vodka.
elphaba2
Agh, uni weight....

I was thrilled to bits to not have a meal plan in the dorm I've got (it's sweet as hell and I'm thanking my stars that I've got it for a year)--I'm required to cook for myself, which usually means about half of the sugar/salt/fat because I notice it so much more often. And the nearest grocery being seven blocks downhill from me = instant workout (tho my shoulders got very tired from lugging black beans, ketchup and assorted veggies in a canvas bag over my shoulder). The nice thing about Montreal is that there are hills and walking between me and wherever I want to go. And my uni gives me a free gym membership to a pool-equipped gym that is, yes, up a giant hill.

I need to resolve to stay away from free food though. Yesterday I ate free pizza and corn and cookies and soda and felt really bloated and gross. Beer might be a thing as well, but maybe I'll do a variation of the guinness diet that Mata brought up a while ago--just eat green veggies and a little rice during the day and beer at night. Mata, was the guinness diet no food + guinness? I remember it being Vastly Bad in some key way.
Daria
Guinness can do.. umm... "fun" things to your tummy (read: bowels). Be warned.
Yannick
Running! So much running, against my will. 2 miles for P.E, one mile for soccer, and I've just walked home. *complains*
voices_in_my_head
I'm really not too worried about super-in-shape or anything, as far as I'm concerned so long as It's not causing health problems and everything (blood pressure and the like) stays within normal range, It's okay.

Currently my bmi says that I'm underweight (16.8, to be exact) but honestly - I'm just skinny naturally. That being said, weight loss is for-sure not a goal of mine right now.
But! I am trying to work on my leg and ab muscles. Meaning? At least 20 crunches each day, and I generally go on 2 mile walks at least once a week. As far as food goes...yeah, I won't lie and say I have the best diet, as I tend to be distracted by the yummier things. smile.gif But I *try* and meet the basic nutrition guidelines.

So I can't say I really can help much as far as lending advice, besides pushing the importance of lots and lots of water. That's seriously the only health rule I really took to heart. Which is probably bad but...ah, well. At least I got one?
Industrial Kybosh
QUOTE (Daria @ Aug 27 2008, 09:13 PM) *
Guinness can do.. umm... "fun" things to your tummy (read: bowels). Be warned.


Mmm, treacle-turds... Still, it's nothing compared to the devastation left after a night on the Newcastle Brown Ale. Oh, the humanity!
leopold
Yeah... sorry about that Inky.

I'm a total and utter lazy sod. I work at a desk, I drive pretty much everywhere, I eat all the wrong stuff... they all contribute to my current situation of having a BMI of "Why are you still alive?". Last time I weighed myself, I was totally shocked by how much weight I piled on in the last couple of years since I quit the gym. Not good.

So now I'm on a diet, I'm trying to get in a little walking during lunch, and I'm looking at the machine in the garage which should help me get fitter. It's basically a cut down version of the cross-trainer that I used at the gym; I loved that machine, I could burn 800 calories in half an hour and I had thighs of steel biggrin.gif This one, though, is currently wedged in between some old furniture and the roof box off the car.

The Wii Fit sounds like a good idea, but I just know the kids will be on Wii Sports all the time!
Industrial Kybosh
QUOTE (leopold @ Aug 28 2008, 10:05 AM) *
Yeah... sorry about that Inky.


I know you've got a lot of things to apologise to me for, but I'm not entirely sure which one you've chosen here. Have you been force-feeding me bottles of the Broon in my sleep?
leopold
Not me, Inky. Not me. What sort of nemesis would I be if I didn't have hordes of henchmen to do my bidding? A pretty rubbish one, that's what! I have people to do that sort of thing for me. And according to the henchman I employed to dose you with the Broon, he tells me you drank it of your own volition and paid him for the privilege! So I retract the apology, it's your own fault.

Oh, and I should say something about you spamming a non-Daft thread, given as I'm a mod and that. But then I guess I'm guilty of the same thing right here. Erm... I'll let it pass this time. Just don't do it again. unsure.gif
Mata
Ah yes, the 'Guinness and Special K' diet. I unintentionally invented that while I was working my arse off on my dissertation for my degree.

Wake up: eat a bowl of Special K.
Work.
Friend drops around near pub-closing time.
Realise I've forgotten to eat all day.
Go out and have a couple of pints of Guinness to try and get some nutrients in me.
Go to sleep.
Repeat.

I would occasionally remember to have some pasta around dinner time, but not very often.

Yes, I was very slim by the end of that, although I did weights regularly enough that I did have muscle too. I think I was about two stone lighter than I am now, but for my height apparently I'm now bang-on the ideal weight.

I would not particularly recommend the Guinness and Special K diet, but if you don't need to leave the house much then it does seem to give your body enough to keep on ticking without all the distraction and time wasting that is involved in cooking food!
spiffilicious05
QUOTE
I can be a defined, fit 12 and a half stone easily. It's silly at work when I get my BMI done (Yeah, on a good day I can get my BMI taken ovre 60 times) and told I am overweight: Im like hello... Have you even enquired as to the amount of exercise I do? Like, SRSLY. This isn'y just wobble- I wanna flex for them, and be all; Can you crimp a hold for as long as me. But hey...


Definitely, my BMI places me at the low end of the obese category/ high end overweight but my body percent fat/muscle is in the correct ratio. In fact my muscle count is higher (as I'm constantly lifting weight). Also, I've seen you froggy and you are most definitely NOT overweight.
Sir Psycho Sexy
QUOTE (Daria @ Aug 27 2008, 09:13 PM) *
Guinness can do.. umm... "fun" things to your tummy (read: bowels). Be warned.


I'm actually banned from drinking it for something like that reason, there are a few people who actually refuse to let me buy it/sell it to me.

Slightly more on topic, I walk to and from work on most days, excluding hangover days and when it's REALLY raining, which gives me about 4 miles a day, I work a job where I'm on my feet probably 95% of the time, up to 8 or 9 hours. Combined with my natural lankiness I'm pretty trim, and not unfit. For me to put on weight I have to eat more than average, which means when I'm not fending for myself, I don't put on weight.

Edit: There are also plenty of reasons why people should use wii fit, just look on youtube.
froggle-rock
Daria has a firm arse.


That is all.

Edit: Alignment
Mata
I've not checked out her arse, but I shall make a note to do so next time I see her. She is very pretty and has an ace sense of humour though, so after that I don't tend to check out a person's rump because it's rather beside the point. I shall amend this in future. I shall also check out Monty's, in the interests of equality.

In other news, hooray for the pain squashing aspects of gin on a Thursday night. My knees have been absolutely killing me for the last two days so I've not been able to exercise, but gin seems to be doing the trick.
Daria
QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 29 2008, 12:45 AM) *
I've not checked out her arse, but I shall make a note to do so next time I see her. She is very pretty and has an ace sense of humour though, so after that I don't tend to check out a person's rump because it's rather beside the point. I shall amend this in future. I shall also check out Monty's, in the interests of equality.

^_____________________^
Monty has an amazing arse. Best seen naked (but that goes for the rest of him too).
spiffilicious05
haha i love that this has turned into a discussion about bottoms.

and yes, Daria's arse is quite amazing
elphaba2
From the other side of a telescope, it looked pretty pounceable. Only armed guards could keep me back.

I think dancing + walking a sh--a ton during the day seems to be working! My belly is smaller and much more pleasant.
Daria
I just cycled about 2 miles. Yay! Turns out there's this old train line in Aberdeen which is now a walkway through the city. I cycled one way, found some rose gardens and cycled through them a bit, then cycled the otherway and saw some pretty things. I was really upset before I went, and I have to admit that although I am horribly sweaty and wobbly (muscles are all spasming, it's hillarious), I feel really really good. I might have to keep this cycling lark up!

Although my house appears to be on an incline when I do the route home. Not fun.
Mata
Well, I'm not sure if I'm losing any weight, but I certainly seem to have gained a lot more definition around my waist. I did only set my target to lose 5lbs, which isn't much because I'm not far off where I want to be, mostly I would like a bit more tone and definition on my figure, and the Wii Fit seems to be helping with that.

How's everyone else getting on?
Yannick
I'm pretty good weight-wise, but I totally want like a 4 pack or something. Does anyone know the best way to go about getting one? Other then endless sit-ups and crunches of course - that seems like it'll get a bit boring..
elphaba2
I am still squishy. But I did some cardio today! And ate brown rice and beans and tiny peaches. I think if I stay away from cloudy-headed food choices (coming home drunk and eating brownies, buying junky crap while high, etc) and hang around that cardio stuff I will be less squishy in a week or so.

(tomorrow I am going swimming!)
leopold
QUOTE (Daria @ Aug 29 2008, 07:04 PM) *
Turns out there's this old train line in Aberdeen which is now a walkway through the city
I know the one you mean. I walked a part of that last time I was up there, which was about 2 years ago now. Unfortunately I've not had the opportunity to go since, as the family we had up there have moved. It takes in some lovely bits of the city and there's virtually no grey to be seen!

Well, last week I lost 4 lbs, which is a lot (I'm told) but is a mere drop in the ocean of weight that is Leopold. I'm hoping to match it this week, but I was a bit naughty on Friday. My excuse is that my food intake was limited to whatever was on the train or being served in the buffet at the meeting (I had a day-long conference in Glasgow). But my appetite seems to be on the decline, which is great because it's most likely that part which gets me into the most trouble.
I_am_the_best
QUOTE (Yannick @ Sep 1 2008, 03:14 AM) *
I'm pretty good weight-wise, but I totally want like a 4 pack or something. Does anyone know the best way to go about getting one? Other then endless sit-ups and crunches of course - that seems like it'll get a bit boring..


Core hold? You basically go into push-up position, but put your elbows on the floor too, making sure your feet are together and you are perfectly straight (i.e. you bum isn't sticking out of line). Try and hold that for a couple of minutes, it's surprisingly difficult.

Also, when doing crunches, put one foot over one of your knees so that you're creating a sort of triangle with that leg. Then, with the opposite elbow, when you do the crunch,k you have to try and tough the knee which is making the triangle. Do this on the other side too.

For the lower abdomen, sit on the edge of a regular chair put your hand on either side of you on the chair, then lift up both your legs so that you've bent your knees into your chest, then hold.

Lie on the floor with your arms either side of you, completely flat. Then very slowly, lift both of your legs up together straight until they're at a right angle to your body, then lower them again slowly. Repeat this. It hurts. You can also do this vertically. If you have bars against the wall, or a tall enough bar for you to hang from. Hang from it, then gradually lift your legs to a right angle, and if you can, all the way up above your head.

Everything's more fun when you do it to some up-beat music. If you think 'I'm going to do 200 crunches this morning', then you've got to count to 200, which is dull. If you put on a song, and do crunches for the entire song on each beat, then you'll easily have gone over 200 crunches anyway without counting and with a bit more fun.
Yannick
Thanks. Totally not going to be lazy this time and actually do it. smile.gif

Umm.. Any idea how long it takes?
Mata
Muscle definition relies quite a lot on body fat. So I've got very strong core muscles and reasonable other groups, but I've got a bit of weight around the waist so it'll take longer for me to get visible definition than someone who has nearly-zero body-fat. Essentially, having defined abs is usually about how thin you are more than how muscular.

Assuming you're slim enough for definition to show fairly easily then you could get results in between a month and three months, depending on how hard you hit it.

REALLY IMPORTANT BIT! If you're doing abdominal exercises you also need to strengthen your back muscles otherwise you can really set yourself up for injuries - your front becomes much stronger than your back and the tension is very unbalanced. Doing the yoga pose called the cobra can be very good for this. The exercise ususally called 'the plank' is good for both the front and back as well as getting the core stability muscles brilliantly. You can also lay on your front and lift your arms and legs off the ground, like you're curling up backwards.

Have a google and you'll probably find loads of routines to try out. I find it's always best to have a few different sets of exercises, partly because everything gets your muscles in different ways, but also because it's easier to stick with when there's more variety in the routine.
Mata
QUOTE (leopold @ Sep 1 2008, 09:08 AM) *
Well, last week I lost 4 lbs, which is a lot (I'm told)

Yep, that's quite a lot. If you were to do that regularly it would be a bit concerning. Basically, 1lb of fat is about 2500 calories, so if you cut down 500 calories a day then after a week you should, in theory, lose a bit over a pound in weight. The recommended daily intake for a man is 2000-2500 calories a day, so in essence you should have had to drop four days worth of food from your weekly intake to actually lose 4lbs of weight...

However, due to differing levels of water in the body, when you last ate, and bowel movements, the body can vary plus or minus 2lbs during the course of the day. Potentially you could be 4lbs lighter from one day to the next! Usually there is greater consistency at the same time of the day though, with the most accurate results from measurements taken first thing in the morning. It's likely you did lose a couple of lbs, and possible you really did lose 4lbs, but it's not strictly healthy to lose weight that fast, and shouldn't really be aimed for! Keep up healthy food, fun things in moderation, and it'll come off at a good pace.
I_am_the_best
^3500 calories = 1lb of fat.

It is only 'healthy' to lose a maximum of 2lbs a week, however when you first start loosing weight often it is at a faster rate because of 1) water weight, 2) your metabolism isn't used to you eating less yet. You should always weigh yourself in the mornings after using the toilet and before eating breakfast. Not only does it give you a more potimistic view of your weight ( smile.gif ), but it stops variation and false ideas of weight loss/gain.

I really hate my weight. It used to stay the same whether I ate or not, so I spent about 4 months eating very little (0-400 calories a day), and became slightly underweight (woohoo!), but then I put it back on, but at least now I have control over my weight. Sadly I don't have control over myself. Although I don't weight too much, I'm short, so my BMI is right at the top end of 'normal' so I should be careful not to become overweight. *sigh* weight is so much effort.
Daria
According to Monty, I have lost weight in three weeks. Yay!
Mata
Yay! Nice one biggrin.gif

And yes IATB, I realised my mistake when I was away from the PC so couldn't correct it; it is 3500.

Eating 0-400 calories a day? Blimey... I feel like I've breathed in more than that if I walk down the high street! How on earth did you have the energy to do anything? It's really unhealthy to have that little food.

Weight can be a lot of effort. When I was around 20 it was a lot easier to control my weight - I could lose a few pounds around my waist just by exercising a bit more for a couple of weeks, but these days it takes quite a lot of deliberate effort to keep vaguely trim. Weirdly, I never used to put on muscle, instead I would just lose fat, these days I seem to get more muscley, but the fat stays where it is. There's not a lot, but the amount that is there just won't shift it seems!
elphaba2
It is lots of hard work. And it's hard to be Pavlov-y about it; because at least for me I don't see results until about a week after I've been all strenuous and strict (usually by the time I'm back to eating poorly and not doing much). Which means I associate the weight loss with eating poorly and not doing much. Which is just fucked.

I swam piles last night and then walked home and did some ellipticalling. My face may have lost weight, but I'm basing that off the fact that it feels bonier when I poke it. I don't have a scale or even a tape measure so I'm sort of figuring everything by the mirror and how my clothes fit, hmm. Do faces usually lose weight before other things? That seems a bit odd.
I_am_the_best
^^ Yes, it was quite an unhealthy thing to do, but I carried some nuts, so that you can have quick energy if you might faint or if you need it. It certainly makes for fast weight loss though!

And Elphaba, yes, faces (along with breasts) are often some of the first places you might loose weight.

Since I've started school again, I'm doing more exercise because we have the entire afternoon on tuesdays and thursdays to do sport. I already think I eat healthily, I've never had trouble with this whole '5 a day' jazz because as (younger) children, my sister and I were brought up on the fruit bowl.

Is there a sudden reason why everyone here is trying to be all healthy?
Yannick
Today I ran, played soccer, and did 2 (technically 5.. but the P.E. is all lame and didn't count them) pull-ups! Man I suck at pull-ups. But I only had to do two to make it into the Presidential thing, and the highest in the class (guys included) was 5.. so yeah.

*kicks self for not starting that ab thing* I totally will. ..Tomorrow. Morning. Yeah.
darkness
I do very little excersize. Maybe I need to start...
Mata
QUOTE (I_am_the_best @ Sep 3 2008, 08:46 PM) *
Is there a sudden reason why everyone here is trying to be all healthy?

Not particularly, I just thought it might be a good thing to talk about, because when I say to others that I'm doing something it seems to help motivate me. Essentially, I don't tell lies* so if I say I'm doing something I'm then honour bound to stick to my word.

Darkness: If you do very little exercise at the moment then you've got it easy - you can double the amount you're doing with only a little extra effort!

*I make up completely ludicrous stories that are blatantly false, but they are so obivously made up and not intended to decieve that I don't count them as 'lies'.
elphaba2
Face and waist!! Sorry for being silly about this thread but I am very excited about this whole business of being thinner.

(waist is about two inches smaller, I think, but breasts retain their glory)

Healthiness is so much easier than it was when I lived at home, my lord.

How is everybody else?
Yannick
...Well...

Lots of cake and frappuccinos (..sp?) aren't exactly helping much. And German chocolate.
Eli
QUOTE (Yannick @ Sep 3 2008, 05:47 PM) *
Today I ran, played soccer, and did 2 (technically 5.. but the P.E. is all lame and didn't count them) pull-ups! Man I suck at pull-ups. But I only had to do two to make it into the Presidential thing, and the highest in the class (guys included) was 5.. so yeah.

*kicks self for not starting that ab thing* I totally will. ..Tomorrow. Morning. Yeah.

I know, the teacher did the same thing with me. I did 7 pull-ups not 4.. Just because my arm was "slightly" bent dosn't mean it dosn't count.

I probably should do some exercise after eating all that food at your birthday. I probably have diabeties (sp?) after eating that cake. Let's see..cookies, candy, chips, soda, sweet bread, ribs, more cookies and soda, and then that cake. It litterally had like 3 inches of frosting and chocolate.. *Is starting to feel bad that I started shovingly cake onto Safira's plate.*
Mata
Well... I suspect that I have fully missed my 'target weight' thingy on Wii Fit by 3lbs, but I think I'm a lot more toned than I was a month ago and that was my main aim. I was supposed to hit my target yesterday but haven't been home enough to check. I'll try again for that next month I think, in the meantime I think I might be seeing vague hints of definition on my stomach. Woo! I might be a 31 year old with a six pack! biggrin.gif (How on earth did I get that old? Really, when did that happen? And why haven't I become a gronw-up yet?)
Yannick
QUOTE (Eli @ Sep 7 2008, 10:21 PM) *
I probably should do some exercise after eating all that food at your birthday. I probably have diabeties (sp?) after eating that cake. Let's see..cookies, candy, chips, soda, sweet bread, ribs, more cookies and soda, and then that cake. It litterally had like 3 inches of frosting and chocolate.. *Is starting to feel bad that I started shovingly cake onto Safira's plate.*

How can you not like loads of frosting..?

Oh, I'm trying to become a certified rock-climber, so lots of push-ups and pull-ups.
Daria
I have Monty and another friend staying (both Male). They eat far too much, too many times in the day, and get me to buy crisps and tofee coated popcorn.

I feel so bloaty and fat sleep.gif
EvilSpork
QUOTE (I_am_the_best @ Sep 3 2008, 03:46 PM) *
^^ Yes, it was quite an unhealthy thing to do, but I carried some nuts, so that you can have quick energy if you might faint or if you need it. It certainly makes for fast weight loss though!

And Elphaba, yes, faces (along with breasts) are often some of the first places you might loose weight.

Since I've started school again, I'm doing more exercise because we have the entire afternoon on tuesdays and thursdays to do sport. I already think I eat healthily, I've never had trouble with this whole '5 a day' jazz because as (younger) children, my sister and I were brought up on the fruit bowl.

Is there a sudden reason why everyone here is trying to be all healthy?

I don't know if there's so much a sudden reason, but there is a topic to discuss how we do it now.

Personally I do a lot of lifting. It's not intentional, but it happens. I also hike and walk a fair bit, along with mountain biking. I think I might also count 'vehicle maintenance' as a pretty good physical exertion.
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So today I skipped lunch and breakfast (not through my own choice, I just didn't have time) and didn't drink anything then ran twice over Westminster bridge with a (heavier than normal) french horn and bag full of text books (catching trains and all that jazz) . Coupled with the fact that I didn't sleep much last night I was a wreck at orchestra so was given a litre of Ribena. NO ONE TOLD ME IT WAS 100 CALORIES PER 250 ML. 400 calories in one drink, bollocks.

Sleep is an important weight loss factor. smile.gif

Also, this was a really irrelevant post I think. I'm just a little surprised.. 400 calories!!
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