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Lockdown Weight Gain

  • 19-02-2021 10:25pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 829 ✭✭✭ Real Donald Trump


    Have you gained much weight in the past year? I myself have put on at least a stone 1/2, been eating a lot of crap the past few months, it's hard to keep away from the stuff :pac:


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,205 Mod ✭✭✭✭ hmmm


    Managing to get out doing a bit of hiking and walking, but without being able to go to usual haunts it's a struggle to keep the boredom away walking 5k around the block. I think it's genuinely a big problem for the people who have normally been very fit that they haven't been able to keep it up - and it's very easy to fall into a pattern of sitting on your arse watching Netflix every weekend. We just have to push through this and find the small joys in being active (I think).

    A couple of my friends/family are actually feeling healthier - mostly through not going to the pub and getting walks in! They've actually lost weight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs


    I've pretty much given up drinking during restrictions as I don't see the point in drinking at home so my usual 10 to 12 pint binges once a weekend are a thing of the past....the result....put on 2 stone in a year! Have to get exercising again!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,521 ✭✭✭ kwestfan08


    Pretty much the same weight as when lockdown started. I’d have been a keen enough swimmer beforehand but with pools closed out of sheer boredom I downloaded Strava and took up running just to do something.

    Been lucky enough that my job keeps me pretty active throughout the day too thankfully. I was a close contact of a covid case so at home for two weeks without work and ended up putting on half a stone from just not moving as much. I’ve for sure been eating more crap and comfort food though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,785 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Have you gained much weight in the past year? I myself have put on at least a stone 1/2, been eating a lot of crap the past few months, it's hard to keep away from the stuff :pac:
    Up til Christmas I had!
    Big time!
    But gave myself a kick in the ass since then, my fitness Pal always works best for me, and a lot of walking.
    Down 8kg and back in normal weight range.


  • Registered Users Posts: 941 ✭✭✭ SnuggyBear


    Put on a lot, lost it, put it back on, losing it again.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,712 ✭✭✭✭ Richard Hillman


    First Lockdown I put on 5kg in about 6 weeks. I was in a very energetic job, covering well over 20k steps a day and it suddenly stopped. Maintained weight throughout until December and then worked in the same industry for a month and lost 4kg. Although when I was let go again, I have only put on 1kg in the last month. But a lot of work has gone into it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,215 ✭✭✭ Polar101


    SnuggyBear wrote: »
    Put on a lot, lost it, put it back on, losing it again.

    For me it's been the exact opposite. Looking forward to better weather soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 80 ✭✭ Sandz066


    I'm drinking way too much as a way of dealing with the boredom / stress. The weight gain on the scales isn't huge but the bloat is very noticeable


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,552 ✭✭✭ Goldengirl


    Polar101 wrote: »
    For me it's been the exact opposite. Looking forward to better weather soon.

    Yea me too , am faded and wrecked though after this year .
    Have to say I am wired , think work has affected me cos even days off out walking and hiking and not eating as much as before .


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,066 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn


    Put on 20% more than I was in March 2020, it's a digrace Joe etc etc, I need to get back to where I was. It's mainly the sitting on my hole doing less than 2000 steps a day doing it, pre lockdown I'd hit 10k steps most days on the journey to work and back.

    The lack of social outings where someone might say you have put on a few pounds ain't helping either.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 610 ✭✭✭ Samsonsmasher


    Try 100 push ups, 100 pulls ups and 100 squats every day for the next month.
    Get out and walk or run.
    That fat will be turned into muscle.
    You'll feel great and get in great shape.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,522 ✭✭✭ copeyhagen


    yes. bought a set of resitance bands off adverts locally. following 'achv peak' on youtube, i do their bands workout, wife does dumbells at same time.

    have lost a bit of weight over last few weeks and toned up a bit.

    cans of guinness and nothing at home = big ned..


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,814 ✭✭✭ beggars_bush


    Try 100 push ups, 100 pulls ups and 100 squats every day for the next month.
    Get out and walk or run.
    That fat will be turned into muscle.
    You'll feel great and get in great shape.

    You can't turn fat into muscle
    Buy smaller plates
    Buy less crap and alcohol
    Exercise


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 610 ✭✭✭ Samsonsmasher


    You can't turn fat into muscle
    Buy smaller plates
    Buy less crap and alcohol
    Exercise

    It's a figure of speech. If you exercise you lose body fat and you gain muscle. lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,814 ✭✭✭ beggars_bush


    It's a figure of speech. If you exercise you lose body fat and you gain muscle. lol

    Not if your still eating crap
    You can't outrun a bad diet


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,067 ✭✭✭ JMNolan


    I started training for a marathon back in March 2020. Couldn't do a 5k at the time. Now I do a half marathon a day. Went from 19st down to 13st.


    Ha ha, nah, put on about 3 stone from beer and bbqing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,742 ✭✭✭ Foweva Awone


    I'm already a couple of stone overweight... 2020 was meant to be the year I got back in shape, that didn't happen, but I didn't put on any weight either. So I guess that's something.

    This year hasn't gotten off to the best start as I was out of action with a kidney infection for most of January, however I'm determined to start losing some of the pounds now. Today is actually my Day One!!

    I mean I had a really good year at work (even working at home), and achieved a lot of other things in the past year. So, considering we're in the middle of a global pandemic and all, I'm not gonna be too hard on myself for the weight thing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,195 ✭✭✭ brainboru1104


    I put on about 5kg. It's easy to put on weight, harder to lose it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 84 ✭✭ bigmac3


    copeyhagen wrote: »
    yes. bought a set of resitance bands off adverts locally. following 'achv peak' on youtube, i do their bands workout, wife does dumbells at same time.

    have lost a bit of weight over last few weeks and toned up a bit.

    cans of guinness and nothing at home = big ned..

    Flat out on the Guinness too, getting two slabs a week. Relegated to spare room en-suite now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 220 ✭✭ voldejoie


    kwestfan08 wrote: »
    Pretty much the same weight as when lockdown started. I’d have been a keen enough swimmer beforehand but with pools closed out of sheer boredom I downloaded Strava and took up running just to do something.

    Been lucky enough that my job keeps me pretty active throughout the day too thankfully. I was a close contact of a covid case so at home for two weeks without work and ended up putting on half a stone from just not moving as much. I’ve for sure been eating more crap and comfort food though.

    I'm much the same as you! Miss swimming a lot but I've focused on running and I'm training for a half marathon now. I've gained a little weight overall I think, just from giving in to comfort eating, but still well within a healthy range and all the running is definitely helping.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 468 ✭✭ nj27


    Took 7 minutes off my 10k time since the summer and down a couple of kg maybe, not really trying to lose weight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 755 ✭✭✭ Mundo7976


    Got a bit fitter, lost nearly 40lbs up to xmas. Up by 8lbs since, no motivation to get out as much and nibbling too mich. Think this lockdown is harder on everyone!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,120 ✭✭✭ lee_baby_simms


    SnuggyBear wrote: »
    Put on a lot, lost it, put it back on, losing it again.

    Me too. Like Oprah Winfrey.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 610 ✭✭✭ Samsonsmasher


    Not if your still eating crap
    You can't outrun a bad diet

    Where did I say that???


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,742 ✭✭✭✭ B.A._Baracus


    Put on a bit of weight myself. I miss the gym. I know there are alternatives like running and what not. Just prefer the idea of going to a gym and using the different machines and free weights to work out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,520 ✭✭✭✭ titan18


    Ya, I've put on a bit. No gym since last February and whilst I go for a walk every day, it's not the same. I've also zero motivation to do it as mentally so fecked.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,195 ✭✭✭ brainboru1104


    titan18 wrote: »
    Ya, I've put on a bit. No gym since last February and whilst I go for a walk every day, it's not the same. I've also zero motivation to do it as mentally so fecked.

    The walk isn't the same. I miss the gym. I can't run outdoors due to old injuries I carry.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,877 ✭✭✭ TimeToShine


    Try 100 push ups, 100 pulls ups and 100 squats every day for the next month.
    Get out and walk or run.
    That fat will be turned into muscle.
    You'll feel great and get in great shape.

    I'm sure couch potatoes will be banging out 100 pullups a day no bother.


  • Registered Users Posts: 84 ✭✭ bigmac3


    I'm sure couch potatoes will be banging out 100 pullups a day no bother.

    Exactly, I couldn’t even manage that, even if I wasn’t putting away the slabs of Guinness every week.


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  • Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    I'm grand thankfully.... Was 87kg in Feb 20, 90kg now.... Not bad considering I was a 4 or 5 time a week gym goer and am doing not much since they are closed.


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