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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby ganymede » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:50 pm

I'm trying my best, although still battling this reduced hunger, it's actually making things hard as far as weight loss/energy/anything is concerned. My cousin just offered to pay for boot camp tomorrow night for my birthday. With how things have been, I think it will do me wonders. I just need to make sure I eat a substantial amount tomorrow so I don't pass out. Things are just really hard right now... No excuses etc, I can't go backwards now, I won't. But I'm just so down and hurt URGH. Time to get some sleep I think.

I know you can get into those 90's JP, you're doing epic work outs, the results WILL COME!
- Shelley

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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby Blitz » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:20 am

You have got to keep you intake up for efficient weight loss. Too little food will reduce your metabolism and in the end exhaust you.

Keep your liquid up. Try drinking more water than usual...that will help to keep your body going.

Routine in exercise is always unhelpful. Athletes always vary their training (length and intensity) for maximum results. Keep the body guessing and keep it on it's toes! Boot camp will be a good way of doing that!

Stop thinking...do the sleeping. The body needs rest. :D

Wishing you the best.
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby JP1 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:06 am

Arrrggghh! 100.00 exactly this morning after my effort in the gym last night..

Nothing for it but a repeat of sorts tonite though it's not an ear marked gym day.. Will have to make my walk an extra toughie..
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 114 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 107 Kg (12 Jan 2020)
Current :104.9 Kg (10 Feb 2020)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014) : 99.2 Kg (31 May 2016) : 104.7 Kg (10 May 2019)
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby ganymede » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:06 am

Blitz wrote:You have got to keep you intake up for efficient weight loss. Too little food will reduce your metabolism and in the end exhaust you.

Keep your liquid up. Try drinking more water than usual...that will help to keep your body going.

Routine in exercise is always unhelpful. Athletes always vary their training (length and intensity) for maximum results. Keep the body guessing and keep it on it's toes! Boot camp will be a good way of doing that!

Stop thinking...do the sleeping. The body needs rest. :D

Wishing you the best.
Kim


I'm feeling mighty exhausted and not wanting my metabolism to take a hit. I really want to eat - but sometimes my stomach just hurts or I'm too anxious and I just feel sick instead. Trying to start today with my "usual" cereal in the hopes I can eat more today. I have been drinking an insane amount of water, between 3-5L a day, I'm just so thirsty all the time.

I'm definitely not giving up, not when I'm finally back in the 80's and looking and feeling better. No way, not happening. Nope. Not an option! But it will be a matter of taking it one day at a time right now and looking after myself before any insane losses.

I lost 700g this week which is not to be scoffed at, I thought for sure I would see a tiny loss at the most. Happy with this number, happy for a loss. Happy for the 80's. Everything else will come in time.

ARGH, JP!!! Don't stress too much. As you know, that was me last week with breaking into the 80's. It just did NOT want to happen so I sat right on 90kg :|

Next week you will kick that 3 digit figure for GOOD!
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby JP1 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:25 am

ganymede wrote:Next week you will kick that 3 digit figure for GOOD!

Sincerely hope so Shelley, have no doubt I will kick the 100's soon but for good? Past experience says NO but I really want to learn from past mistakes and these 100's have been such a burden on me that I am determined to NEVER experience them again! We will see..
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Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 114 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 107 Kg (12 Jan 2020)
Current :104.9 Kg (10 Feb 2020)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014) : 99.2 Kg (31 May 2016) : 104.7 Kg (10 May 2019)
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby Blitz » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:34 pm

JP - Once I stood at the rim of a small waterfall. One step (ok...it was a misstep) and suddenly I found myself going down and down. You're at the edge now...just one more step and you'll be going rapidly down! :shock: 8) You are that close! Hang in there! BTW...the lesson in all this which you now seem to have got a hold of...maintenance is an easier game to play than weight loss. That has got to be a good outcome. :D

Shelley - If you are drinking that much with little affect maybe you should think about mixing up your food intake strategy. Bananas for short term energy may be helpful (absolutely enjoying my banana on my Weetbix in the morning). You are shifting good weight and your body is trying to play catch up. My second rule of weight loss is: listen to your body. Treat it with respect (but don't spoil it) and figure out what it is trying to tell you. You have had a good result this week - so look after it. Try moving your food consumption around. Bigger breakfast, more fruit, more frequent smaller meals are some things that may be good for you to try out.
Above all...quality rest is a good idea. Sleep is the undervalued ally in weight loss...this is the time the body uses to make sense of what we are doing to it! :shock:

I'm seat on the side lines...feeling your pains and frustrations - and cheering your strength and determination!
Good work guys! :D
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby JP1 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:29 am

Thanks Kim, well I'm there now its just the small matter of the 5 Kgs from the Hell Challenge itself..
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Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 114 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 107 Kg (12 Jan 2020)
Current :104.9 Kg (10 Feb 2020)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014) : 99.2 Kg (31 May 2016) : 104.7 Kg (10 May 2019)
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby Blitz » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:34 am

You've had the hell part...reckon it is time for a piece of heaven.

Hope you slide easier for the rest of the challenge. I fully believe that you have it in you to smash your way to 95kg in next to no time! 8)

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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby JP1 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:22 am

Another gruelling session at the gym last night : weights,172 Ab crunches and then the 1 hour on the treadmill..

Remember that 10mins of fast walking followed by 5mins of running, then repeat 4x every 15 minutes, well first time I covered 7.997 Km so I set out to beat this.. It's means I have to walk faster or run faster or run for longer.. Well I increased the speed over the hour and ran faster and (a little) longer and managed to cover 8.313 Km in the same hour which obviously equates to an average of 8.313 KPH on the treadmill.. Will try to beat this time regularly but it really is a hard challenge and I am totally spent afterwards..
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 114 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 107 Kg (12 Jan 2020)
Current :104.9 Kg (10 Feb 2020)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014) : 99.2 Kg (31 May 2016) : 104.7 Kg (10 May 2019)
Target : 99 Kg by 20 Mar 2020
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby JP1 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:27 am

Today I got some mates coming round to watch the football from England tonight.. First were going to a Thai restaurant for dinner.. The dinner is pretty easy, will work a healthy larger portion of main course into my schedule, might even allow myself one satay chicken (l love them) for starters :mrgreen:

Drinks will be harder, I'm still aware of my drinking pledge for the month ie only 5 beers, we'll see how that goes, no promises there will be a clean sheet :lol:
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 114 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 107 Kg (12 Jan 2020)
Current :104.9 Kg (10 Feb 2020)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014) : 99.2 Kg (31 May 2016) : 104.7 Kg (10 May 2019)
Target : 99 Kg by 20 Mar 2020
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby JP1 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:31 am

Anyway except for maybe taking the dog out to help me digest dinner tonight they'll be little evening exercise so am off to the gym for a couple of hours shortly.. Not going to attempt to break that 1 hour treadmill record as every second day I call a recovery day and don't push myself as hard but still do enough to work up a sweat and kick some calories..

See what all this brings by tomorrow..
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 114 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 107 Kg (12 Jan 2020)
Current :104.9 Kg (10 Feb 2020)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014) : 99.2 Kg (31 May 2016) : 104.7 Kg (10 May 2019)
Target : 99 Kg by 20 Mar 2020
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby JP1 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:18 am

Ouch! Bit of a splike in weight this morning, hopefully it just needs flushing out of the system.. Didn't get to bed til very late but anyway trying to recall where it went wrong? The meal was as per described, I only drank 2 beers with it so that's within tolerance but you know that 1 chicken starter? It was 3 :mrgreen: .. Also nibbled on a few wafers and tucked into some olives, sun dried tomatoes and sweet peppers.. I suspect this was where most of the damage was done.. I honestly didn't think I was going too overboard but anyway let's see where this leaves me for the 12 week challenge tomorrow and especially when I get a chance to sweat it out at the gym later..
:|
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 114 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 107 Kg (12 Jan 2020)
Current :104.9 Kg (10 Feb 2020)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014) : 99.2 Kg (31 May 2016) : 104.7 Kg (10 May 2019)
Target : 99 Kg by 20 Mar 2020
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby Blitz » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:50 am

It looked so good on paper! I was thinking that you were doing all the right things. Planning ahead, banking your meal, setting your limits before hand. Looking after the body after a tough work out...and then the wheels fall off! :shock:

It happens...life sometimes gets in the way of our plans.
It was many attempts before I could walk out of a restaurant or a social occasion with my head held high. You live, you learn. Minimise the damage and move on. Work hard in that gym...and I'm sure the result will surprise you in a good way. :D

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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby JP1 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:13 am

Ha, that 3 chicken starters was actually 3 chicken skewers :lol: wasn't as bad as all that..
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 114 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 107 Kg (12 Jan 2020)
Current :104.9 Kg (10 Feb 2020)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014) : 99.2 Kg (31 May 2016) : 104.7 Kg (10 May 2019)
Target : 99 Kg by 20 Mar 2020
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby JP1 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:16 am

Back to Sat's weight this morning, yesterday had a day off the gym but did 60m walk and then took dog for another 30 minute, its good, l go late at night and let him off the lead so he does his thing and l walk my usual pace, rarely have to stop to gee him up but on occassion you can hear some strange shouting in my neighbourhood as l holler after his to move his butt..
8)
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 114 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 107 Kg (12 Jan 2020)
Current :104.9 Kg (10 Feb 2020)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014) : 99.2 Kg (31 May 2016) : 104.7 Kg (10 May 2019)
Target : 99 Kg by 20 Mar 2020
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