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From a Christmas Pudding to a Christmas Cracker - Weight Loss Motivation

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,729 ✭✭✭✭ L'prof


    L'prof wrote: »
    Month 1: -2.6lbs
    Month 2: -2.8lbs
    Month 3: -4.0lbs
    Week 14: +3.2lbs

    Not as bad as last week I guess :p Need to refocus on midweek eating in particular. Delighted to get back into the gym last night. Now if I could just get a creamy pint into me normality would be resumed

    Month 1: -2.6lbs
    Month 2: -2.8lbs
    Month 3: -4.0lbs
    Week 14: +3.2lbs
    Week 15: +0.6lbs


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,480 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    Had pals over who we havent seen in months, there was a take away and up til 3:30am. Swimming lessons with the wee one at 8:30 was rough.

    Then the next day I had a stag which started at 10:30am, to say I destroyed any progress is an understatement.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,729 ✭✭✭✭ L'prof


    Jude13 wrote: »
    Had pals over who we havent seen in months, there was a take away and up til 3:30am. Swimming lessons with the wee one at 8:30 was rough.

    Then the next day I had a stag which started at 10:30am, to say I destroyed any progress is an understatement.

    Sounds like a great week to me. You’ve no business feeling guilty about a stag :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,480 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    It was the mammoth take aways that have gotten me. Reheating left overs for breakfast.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,729 ✭✭✭✭ L'prof


    L'prof wrote: »
    Month 1: -2.6lbs
    Month 2: -2.8lbs
    Month 3: -4.0lbs
    Week 14: +3.2lbs
    Week 15: +0.6lbs

    Good to be logging a loss again after a couple of bad weeks. In the 7 days the gym has been back open (it closes on Sundays) I’ve managed to go 5 times. I won’t be able to keep that level of attendance up but it’s great to be back and make a good start

    Month 1: -2.6lbs
    Month 2: -2.8lbs
    Month 3: -4.0lbs
    Week 14: +3.2lbs
    Week 15: +0.6lbs
    Week 16: -1.6lbs


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,480 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    As per my previous post, one night of mad drinking, and a whole day at a stags and hangover food has put me back to where I was a month ago. Prior to that I had a good weeks diet and loads of training.

    01 May: 88.2kg /194.4lbs
    02 May: 87.4kg/192.7lbs
    18 May: 86.6kg/190.9lbs
    25 May: +0.7kg/ 1.54lbs
    01 Jun: +0.0kg/0.0lbs*
    07 Jun: -0.4kg/0.88lbs
    16 Jun: -0.3kg/ 0.66lbs (So back at my weight of 18 May, 86.6kg, a month wasted)

    This weekend looks mental too, its my b-day....im getting old. I have golf at 7:30am with ex colleagues, there will be drinks on course, then a brunch at noon with all my pals, all you can eat and drink. Pray for mojo


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,622 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Jude13 wrote: »
    (So back at my weight of 18 May, 86.6kg, a month wasted)

    While I know what you mean, it sounds like you have had a pretty nice month, socialising, catching up with friends etc so that the positive to take from it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,604 ✭✭✭ DvB


    TRS30 wrote: »
    While I know what you mean, it sounds like you have had a pretty nice month, socialising, catching up with friends etc so that the positive to take from it.

    Exactly. If you can accommodate all that & still maintain your weight, job done IMO.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,480 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    Cheers lads, after this weekend (was out last night), I will pull my socks up for three weeks. Im scared to say this but I'm the big 40 this weekend and I need to start looking after myself again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,622 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Jude13 wrote: »
    Cheers lads, after this weekend (was out last night), I will pull my socks up for three weeks. Im scared to say this but I'm the big 40 this weekend and I need to start looking after myself again.

    Firstly, it's not as bad as it seems :D

    I've been fitter in my 40's then my 30's and probably my mid/late 20's. Was chatting with a group of school friends, so all around mid 40's, in whats app, post Christian Eriksen incident, and all of us are drinking less, eating better and exercising more then we ever did.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,310 ✭✭✭ tscul32


    TRS30 wrote: »
    Firstly, it's not as bad as it seems :D

    I've been fitter in my 40's then my 30's and probably my mid/late 20's. Was chatting with a group of school friends, so all around mid 40's, in whats app, post Christian Eriksen incident, and all of us are drinking less, eating better and exercising more then we ever did.

    Same here. Mid 40s and all of us are generally fitter and healthier in our 40s. Kids are getting older and we have a little more time (and money) to look after ourselves now. Also we no longer feel as invincible as we did when we were younger so we're taking more care of ourselves.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,604 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Jude13 wrote: »
    Im scared to say this but I'm the big 40 this weekend and I need to start looking after myself again.

    As someone coming out the other end of that particular decade the one thing I'll say to you is that old sporting injuries start to really wear you down, not to a bedridden state or anything like that, but niggles do appear & reappear & take longer to shift. I thought in my thirties after retiring from competitive sport that it would be easy to just keep fit & maintain weight with no injuries to get in the way... how wrong I was... I ultimately righted the increased weight bit but I will say that if you do put on weight in your 40's its a damn sight harder losing it again, anyone that says different is pulling your leg or an alien. Your metabolism definitely slows, for all my running, stretching, training etc I put on weight at the drop of a hat & have to work twice as hard to lose it again... oh and when training/exercisisng, even regularly, everything creaks, & I mean everything... my ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, back, neck... all feeling the effect of 25 years of sport & dozens of old injuries that have worn down the moving parts over the years. So be wary of going at stuff hammer & tongs... you might just pay for it in the following days....

    Other than that, it be grand :D
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,622 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    DvB wrote: »
    As someone coming out the other end of that particular decade the one thing I'll say to you is that old sporting injuries start to really wear you down, not to a bedridden state or anything like that, but niggles do appear & reappear & take longer to shift. I thought in my thirties after retiring from competitive sport that it would be easy to just keep fit & maintain weight with no injuries to get in the way... how wrong I was... I ultimately righted the increased weight bit but I will say that if you do put on weight in your 40's its a damn sight harder losing it again, anyone that says different is pulling your leg or an alien. Your metabolism definitely slows, for all my running, stretching, training etc I put on weight at the drop of a hat & have to work twice as hard to lose it again... oh and when training/exercisisng, even regularly, everything creaks, & I mean everything... my ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, back, neck... all feeling the effect of 25 years of sport & dozens of old injuries that have worn down the moving parts over the years. So be wary of going at stuff hammer & tongs... you might just pay for it in the following days....

    Other than that, it be grand :D

    Do you do motivation talks on the side :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,480 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    Thanks for that DvB I'll be fine, with the plate in my leg, knee cap rebuild, three re-attached Achilles (did the right one twice) and screws and plates in my shoulder I am sure this will not affect me.

    tscul rubbing salt in the wound with "Kids are getting older and we have a little more time (and money) to look after ourselves now. Also we no longer feel as invincible as we did when we were younger so we're taking more care of ourselves."

    That was the plan tscul, even thought of early retirement as my elf is teen so in 10-15 years I might be able to put the feet up. that ended when the next elf arrived 11 years after the first.......


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,604 ✭✭✭ DvB


    TRS30 wrote: »
    Do you do motivation talks on the side :D


    Snake Oil salesmen the lot of em... :pac:
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,604 ✭✭✭ DvB


    One thing I will say about my 40's (& totally thanks to my wife) I did start looking more seriously at my health and engage with the GP moreso than I ever would have before that age. My wife is great for saying i should get stuff checked if I mention them etc. Previously I'd have done the typical bloke thing of saying that'll be grand & forgetting about it in the hope it goes away or suchlike... So I can backup tscul with the starting to look after ourselves better in our 40's vibe, that was defiitely the case for me.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,310 ✭✭✭ tscul32



    That was the plan tscul, even thought of early retirement as my elf is teen so in 10-15 years I might be able to put the feet up. that ended when the next elf arrived 11 years after the first.......

    Haha. Although my youngest is still only 9, but with a 13 and 15 in the house too at least we can go for a walk on our own if we want and good family hikes up a mountain are far more possible without very little kids (the 15yo hates them, but he can stay at home).


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,729 ✭✭✭✭ L'prof


    L'prof wrote: »
    Month 1: -2.6lbs
    Month 2: -2.8lbs
    Month 3: -4.0lbs
    Week 14: +3.2lbs
    Week 15: +0.6lbs
    Week 16: -1.6lbs

    Surprised and delighted to be posting a loss this week to be honest. Had a big night in the pub on Friday. First night back. Lovely warm evening in the beer garden and the Guinness was so good. Then there was Father’s Day for more treats and the cinema too. I think the gym saved me more than anything else though. 4 times again this week. Hopefully it’ll save me next week too as I have another night out planned :p

    Month 1: -2.6lbs
    Month 2: -2.8lbs
    Month 3: -4.0lbs
    Week 14: +3.2lbs
    Week 15: +0.6lbs
    Week 16: -1.6lbs
    Week 17: -0.6lbs


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,310 ✭✭✭ tscul32


    I've made very little effort in the last few weeks but chanced a hop on the scales this morning to find that I was down another 1 5lbs since last weigh in. I was sure I'd be up so that was a nice surprise. It's also given me a little boost of motivation to knuckle down for the next few weeks. My birthday is in 3 weeks and initially I'd hoped to be down between 1 and 1.5 stone before then. I've 11lbs gone so if I'm good I should get into that bracket.
    I can handle the weeks without a loss, as long as there isn't a gain.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,480 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    Im the same, except for the weight loss. Due to my 40th and my resignation I was too afraid to weight myself this week. My shirts are tight which is what I need to know.

    I fly home in two weeks so will try and be good for those two weeks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,310 ✭✭✭ tscul32


    Jude13 wrote: »
    Im the same, except for the weight loss. Due to my 40th and my resignation I was too afraid to weight myself this week. My shirts are tight which is what I need to know.

    I fly home in two weeks so will try and be good for those two weeks

    I wish you well. When I lived abroad I'd always put on weight when I came home. Someone always wants to feed you, and there are too many catch up sessions, which usually involve a few drinks.
    Be nice to have the break before the new job though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,480 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    Just finished a leg session in the gym so thats a start.

    Are chippers open at home? That will have a big affect on my weight after the holiday.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,604 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Jude13 wrote: »
    Just finished a leg session in the gym so thats a start.

    Are chippers open at home? That will have a big affect on my weight after the holiday.

    Take aways have been open throughout the pandemic Jude... so you'll get yer batter burger n chips no problem :D
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,480 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    Good old gluten free fish and chips, miss real chipper so much.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,729 ✭✭✭✭ L'prof


    DvB wrote: »
    Take aways have been open throughout the pandemic Jude... so you'll get yer batter burger n chips no problem :D

    We all would have starved without them :D:D:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,604 ✭✭✭ DvB


    L'prof wrote: »
    We all would have starved without them :D:D:D

    Off licences & take aways, saving the nation since March 2020!!
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,622 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    DvB wrote: »
    Off licences & take aways, saving the nation since March 2020!!

    Could you imagine the riots if they had closed the off licences!!!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,548 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    It was hilarious that you could buy vodka, but not children's shoes. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,310 ✭✭✭ tscul32


    Posy wrote: »
    It was hilarious that you could buy vodka, but not children's shoes. :D

    Hilarious for the drunk parents, probably not as funny to the poor shoeless child....
    My kids' tracksuit bottoms were turning into shorts while I had a WhatsApp group called 'Saturday Drinking'.....ah.....good times....


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,548 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    That's what I meant, the rules were bizarre!


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