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Lost 12 Kg and still going

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If you're serious about losing weight this the way to go (for me anyway).

 

Try collapsing into a 2-week coma on your kitchen floor' date=' in 36 degree heat and 85% humidity, no air conditioning on. :doah:

 

jack :help:[/quote']

 

No aircon in Japan during summer? I stayed once in an apartment in Tokyo with a broke aircon during August.

 

Because of the heat and humidity I woke up every night around 5 in the morning and couldn't go back to sleep. After one week I was so tired that when I had an important appointment I was too tired to talk at all. I guess the other person got the impression that I was utterly stupid. I can't remember that I have been ever so tired and exhausted (except when I finished my masters thesis). One week longer I would have crashed as well.

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I've lost about 10 kilos (not sure how much really) with no diet at all' date=' just exercise.[/quote']

 

As soon I do exercise I become crazy for food. The first time I tried it with exercise, but without counting the calories I lost like 1 kg in 4 months. Therefore I need to plan my meals and calorie intake.

 

I guess I'm lucky--exercise acts as an appetite suppressant for me.

 

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Well an update is in order, I got the loss down to 14 Kilos but I've put 2 back on, just waiting for a particularly aggressive bout of gout to stabilise and then it's back into it, 10 Kg is the goal this time.

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After I heard some less-than-nice comments in regard to my BMI from friends as well as from some girls in PP during my recent trip to Cambo, I have decided to restart my sports and diet program.

 

That is, a lot of protein, moderate carbs and fat (but not low carb!). 3 days a deficit of 400-500 calories, 4th day carb loading. Full grain food, a lot of veggies.

- Gym 3 days full body workout with free weights

- 3 days running along the river nearby (very slow intervall in the beginning, as I am in a really bad shape)

 

Tools for support:

- www.dailyburn.com (plus iPhone app) for to track calories, exercises, weight, e.g.

- www.runkeeper.com iPhone app on my iPhone, tracks the runs (length, maps) via GPS, works perfectly as intervall timer.

 

Additional motivation: I will send a certain BG a progress photo of myself every three month... :D

 

Lost 0.5 kg/ 1 pound in the first 5 days. :content:

 

My first month of diet and sports is over.

I lost 2.6 Kg (5.7 lbs) - more than expected.

 

Of course this doen't sound much compared to the others here, but I am by nature a very skinny guy and I just need to lose some 15kg/33kg to reach my ideal weight, and the leaner I become the slower the progress will be.

 

Anyway, I have reset my goals a little bit. I do not only want to get lean, but I want to enter the (hopefully) third chapter of my life in a better shape than the last decade...

 

Currently I feel my age (48). :shifty:

My muscles/tendons ache a little bit and my right hip started to hurt and I switched from outdoor running to the treadmill at the gym. And I am extremely stiff. Stretching doesn't help much. Therefore I will try out Yoga next week.

 

Current program:

3 days a week running following the Couch-to-5K Running Plan. By now I have increased from an intervall of 90sec running/walking to 5min running/90sec-3 min walking (total 20-25min). :up:

My aim is to run a half marathon next spring.

 

3 days weight training with free weights. Currently full body beginners program. I feel much stronger. :up:

I will switch to a split training next month. My aim is to learn the two major exercises with free weights: squat and deadlift - for the get a much stronger core and for to add some muscles on the long run.

 

 

 

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Yoga is great. One of my faves: www.abc-of-yoga.com. The animations are great. The sun salutation is awesome: http://www.abc-of-yoga.com/yogapractice/sunsalutation.asp

 

To me the key is--listen to your body. Push things, but not too far. Don't follow other's plans too closely--if it doesn't feel quite right, adjust it. It's *your* body and you are the one who best knows how you feel.

 

There's a place you can go where you're pushing your limits but you're not hurting yourself. Getting to know that place is very useful.

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Yoga is great. One of my faves: www.abc-of-yoga.com. The animations are great. The sun salutation is awesome: http://www.abc-of-yoga.com/yogapractice/sunsalutation.asp

 

The exercise includes putting the hands flat on the floor while standing. I can't even touch the floor by 10 cm. :content:

Easy!

 

Dig a 1m deep hole, stand in the hole,,,touch the floor (ground) :neener:

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Currently I feel my age (48). :shifty:

My muscles/tendons ache a little bit and my right hip started to hurt and I switched from outdoor running to the treadmill at the gym.

 

Current program:

3 days a week running following the Couch-to-5K Running Plan. By now I have increased from an intervall of 90sec running/walking to 5min running/90sec-3 min walking (total 20-25min). :up:

My aim is to run a half marathon next spring.

 

Same same on the half marathon goal. Keep us updated.

 

I can't run often on a treadmill, it makes me want to scream. The nice thing is you can control and force a pace. But run outdoors. C'mon it's Scal.

 

Here's the most important question, what's on your playlist when you're doing this?

 

Ps. Good on you for sticking with it.

 

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The exercise includes putting the hands flat on the floor while standing. I can't even touch the floor by 10 cm. :content:

 

I couldn't when I started--it took a few weeks of trying on a daily basis before I could. You'll never get there until you start doing it on a regular basis.

 

Actually, a few weeks ago the subject of yoga came up in a go-go, and the girls were quite impressed when I did the palms-on-the-floor bend for them. They made me do it again. They were probably laughing *at* me, but at least they were laughing. They refused to try--would have resulted in some nice views.

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