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Posted 10:05am on Wed 13 March 2013
EverTheOptimist
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Following on from the discussion I initiated on the forum last week, I had a quick search for a fitness/health/weight loss thread but couldn't find one less than a few years old.

So, I'd like to start a new one. If folk are interested that's cool and if it ends up fading away in two weeks that's no problem either.

I'm currently 6ft and weigh 17.4st/243lbs and need to get down to around 13st/182lbs. I'm getting married this October and I don't want to look at the photos we'll be paying loads for and wished I'd put in the effort to help myself. It's not just for my wedding either, I have quite high blood pressure and there's no doubt in my mind that I'll run into other health issues if I stay this way.

I'm working hard to change the way I look at food and I'm going to the gym a couple of times a week as well as walking at lunch.

Please add me on My Fitness Pal and Nike+ if you're interested in us motivating each other.

If there's a competitive element you'd like to bring into this, such as a voucher or something for the person who has done the best in 6 months, we can think about that if the thread continues. I doubt ShopTo are likely to start dishing out prizes for our flab-fighting though Tongue

So, does anyone have any goals they're looking to reach or anything they want to improve?
Posted 10:08am on Wed 13 March 2013
pblive
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Following on from the discussion I initiated on the forum last week, I had a quick search for a fitness/health/weight loss thread but couldn't find one less than a few years old.

So, I'd like to start a new one. If folk are interested that's cool and if it ends up fading away in two weeks that's no problem either.

I'm currently 6ft and weigh 17.4st/243lbs and need to get down to around 13st/182lbs. I'm getting married this October and I don't want to look at the photos we'll be paying loads for and wished I'd put in the effort to help myself. It's not just for my wedding either, I have quite high blood pressure and there's no doubt in my mind that I'll run into other health issues if I stay this way.

I'm working hard to change the way I look at food and I'm going to the gym a couple of times a week as well as walking at lunch.

Please add me on My Fitness Pal and Nike+ if you're interested in us motivating each other.

If there's a competitive element you'd like to bring into this, such as a voucher or something for the person who has done the best in 6 months, we can think about that if the thread continues. I doubt ShopTo are likely to start dishing out prizes for our flab-fighting though Tongue

So, does anyone have any goals they're looking to reach or anything they want to improve?

» Go to EverTheOptimist's original post
I'd like to lose some weight at some point, I'm at 13st but certainly not as high, I need to be nearer to 10-11st but motivation is the issue. I have Ubisoft's Your Shape for Wii U and EA Sports Active 2 for Kinect, but it's a case of actually using them regularly. I don't have enough money to go to a gym, so that's out.
Posted 11:32am on Wed 13 March 2013
MrHEWBO
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Following on from the discussion I initiated on the forum last week, I had a quick search for a fitness/health/weight loss thread but couldn't find one less than a few years old.

So, I'd like to start a new one. If folk are interested that's cool and if it ends up fading away in two weeks that's no problem either.

I'm currently 6ft and weigh 17.4st/243lbs and need to get down to around 13st/182lbs. I'm getting married this October and I don't want to look at the photos we'll be paying loads for and wished I'd put in the effort to help myself. It's not just for my wedding either, I have quite high blood pressure and there's no doubt in my mind that I'll run into other health issues if I stay this way.

I'm working hard to change the way I look at food and I'm going to the gym a couple of times a week as well as walking at lunch.

Please add me on My Fitness Pal and Nike+ if you're interested in us motivating each other.

If there's a competitive element you'd like to bring into this, such as a voucher or something for the person who has done the best in 6 months, we can think about that if the thread continues. I doubt ShopTo are likely to start dishing out prizes for our flab-fighting though Tongue

So, does anyone have any goals they're looking to reach or anything they want to improve?

» Go to EverTheOptimist's original post
I'm 6ft 3 and about 12.5 stone so it's not too bad. Mainly want to tone up really. I have a gym membership for the gym on campus but just dont have the motivation to walk in the cold to the gym
Posted 11:52am on Wed 13 March 2013
DancingRhino
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    Following on from the discussion I initiated on the forum last week, I had a quick search for a fitness/health/weight loss thread but couldn't find one less than a few years old.

    So, I'd like to start a new one. If folk are interested that's cool and if it ends up fading away in two weeks that's no problem either.

    I'm currently 6ft and weigh 17.4st/243lbs and need to get down to around 13st/182lbs. I'm getting married this October and I don't want to look at the photos we'll be paying loads for and wished I'd put in the effort to help myself. It's not just for my wedding either, I have quite high blood pressure and there's no doubt in my mind that I'll run into other health issues if I stay this way.

    I'm working hard to change the way I look at food and I'm going to the gym a couple of times a week as well as walking at lunch.

    Please add me on My Fitness Pal and Nike+ if you're interested in us motivating each other.

    If there's a competitive element you'd like to bring into this, such as a voucher or something for the person who has done the best in 6 months, we can think about that if the thread continues. I doubt ShopTo are likely to start dishing out prizes for our flab-fighting though Tongue

    So, does anyone have any goals they're looking to reach or anything they want to improve?

    » Go to EverTheOptimist's original post
    I'm 5'10 and 12 to 13 stone. I really like my weight at the moment, as I found it hard to put on any weight during my early twenties, no matter how much I ate. Like MrHEWBO I'd ideally like to focus on toning up and strength exercises with weights this year.

    I need to do more areobic exercise too, but not looking to run any marathons, just moderately healthy.

    Good thread, especially as the weather gets better.
    Posted 11:58am on Wed 13 March 2013
    EverTheOptimist
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    Following on from the discussion I initiated on the forum last week, I had a quick search for a fitness/health/weight loss thread but couldn't find one less than a few years old.

    So, I'd like to start a new one. If folk are interested that's cool and if it ends up fading away in two weeks that's no problem either.

    I'm currently 6ft and weigh 17.4st/243lbs and need to get down to around 13st/182lbs. I'm getting married this October and I don't want to look at the photos we'll be paying loads for and wished I'd put in the effort to help myself. It's not just for my wedding either, I have quite high blood pressure and there's no doubt in my mind that I'll run into other health issues if I stay this way.

    I'm working hard to change the way I look at food and I'm going to the gym a couple of times a week as well as walking at lunch.

    Please add me on My Fitness Pal and Nike+ if you're interested in us motivating each other.

    If there's a competitive element you'd like to bring into this, such as a voucher or something for the person who has done the best in 6 months, we can think about that if the thread continues. I doubt ShopTo are likely to start dishing out prizes for our flab-fighting though Tongue

    So, does anyone have any goals they're looking to reach or anything they want to improve?

    » Go to EverTheOptimist's original post
    Great stuff guys. As I said, your goal could be anything so toning up, or even walking a bit more during the week or cutting down on crisps, are all totally valid Smile

    Feel free to share tips, workout playlists, recipes and more too.
    Posted 3:52pm on Wed 13 March 2013
    MrHEWBO
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    Following on from the discussion I initiated on the forum last week, I had a quick search for a fitness/health/weight loss thread but couldn't find one less than a few years old.

    So, I'd like to start a new one. If folk are interested that's cool and if it ends up fading away in two weeks that's no problem either.

    I'm currently 6ft and weigh 17.4st/243lbs and need to get down to around 13st/182lbs. I'm getting married this October and I don't want to look at the photos we'll be paying loads for and wished I'd put in the effort to help myself. It's not just for my wedding either, I have quite high blood pressure and there's no doubt in my mind that I'll run into other health issues if I stay this way.

    I'm working hard to change the way I look at food and I'm going to the gym a couple of times a week as well as walking at lunch.

    Please add me on My Fitness Pal and Nike+ if you're interested in us motivating each other.

    If there's a competitive element you'd like to bring into this, such as a voucher or something for the person who has done the best in 6 months, we can think about that if the thread continues. I doubt ShopTo are likely to start dishing out prizes for our flab-fighting though Tongue

    So, does anyone have any goals they're looking to reach or anything they want to improve?

    » Go to EverTheOptimist's original post
    I just went to the gym thanks to this thread, thanks EverTheOptimist!
    Posted 1:11pm on Fri 15 March 2013
    Grammartron
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    Following on from the discussion I initiated on the forum last week, I had a quick search for a fitness/health/weight loss thread but couldn't find one less than a few years old.

    So, I'd like to start a new one. If folk are interested that's cool and if it ends up fading away in two weeks that's no problem either.

    I'm currently 6ft and weigh 17.4st/243lbs and need to get down to around 13st/182lbs. I'm getting married this October and I don't want to look at the photos we'll be paying loads for and wished I'd put in the effort to help myself. It's not just for my wedding either, I have quite high blood pressure and there's no doubt in my mind that I'll run into other health issues if I stay this way.

    I'm working hard to change the way I look at food and I'm going to the gym a couple of times a week as well as walking at lunch.

    Please add me on My Fitness Pal and Nike+ if you're interested in us motivating each other.

    If there's a competitive element you'd like to bring into this, such as a voucher or something for the person who has done the best in 6 months, we can think about that if the thread continues. I doubt ShopTo are likely to start dishing out prizes for our flab-fighting though Tongue

    So, does anyone have any goals they're looking to reach or anything they want to improve?

    » Go to EverTheOptimist's original post
    I'm 6'3" and about 15 stone - a lapsed athlete so still plenty of muscle, but not much in the way of tone.

    I'm very motivated to do something about it, but tbh there just isn't a time-slot in my day to do it in as it stands.... on weekdays I'm up at or slightly before 6am to get the kids up/ready for nursery etc, then at work all day, then get home to put the kids to bed, cook diner, eat... all that gets done by about 9 then I watch TV with the wife, and afterwards play games til about 11.30. Rinse, repeat, exasperate.

    Signed up with a local basketball team last year and got back in shape really quickly, but couldn't afford to keep it up. If anyone's in London I can certainly recommend the site that I used - www.gomammoth.co.uk - does loads of sports throughout London on a social basis, really good place.

    So pretty stuck for now. Ho hum!
    Posted 11:02am on Mon 18 March 2013
    EverTheOptimist
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    I'm 6'3" and about 15 stone - a lapsed athlete so still plenty of muscle, but not much in the way of tone.

    I'm very motivated to do something about it, but tbh there just isn't a time-slot in my day to do it in as it stands.... on weekdays I'm up at or slightly before 6am to get the kids up/ready for nursery etc, then at work all day, then get home to put the kids to bed, cook diner, eat... all that gets done by about 9 then I watch TV with the wife, and afterwards play games til about 11.30. Rinse, repeat, exasperate.

    Signed up with a local basketball team last year and got back in shape really quickly, but couldn't afford to keep it up. If anyone's in London I can certainly recommend the site that I used - www.gomammoth.co.uk - does loads of sports throughout London on a social basis, really good place.

    So pretty stuck for now. Ho hum!

    » Go to Grammartron's original post
    I might look into Go Mammoth for basketball once I've shed a bit of weight. I used to love playing and I'd like to get back into it.

    I've had a pretty full-on weekend of food and booze which couldn't be helped as I was at a wedding. Still, I managed to walk 7+ miles over two days at the weekend to help limit the damage a little. I've been walking on my lunch break at work every day too, usually around 2-3 miles a day. It gets me out and gives me a break, plus it burns at least 300 calories.

    I've been eating about 1,600-1,700 calories per day, so with my walking it's coming in at 1,300 - 1,400. I think if I keep this up for a few months I'll see a difference.
    Posted 3:50pm on Thu 20 June 2013
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      Following on from the discussion I initiated on the forum last week, I had a quick search for a fitness/health/weight loss thread but couldn't find one less than a few years old.

      So, I'd like to start a new one. If folk are interested that's cool and if it ends up fading away in two weeks that's no problem either.

      I'm currently 6ft and weigh 17.4st/243lbs and need to get down to around 13st/182lbs. I'm getting married this October and I don't want to look at the photos we'll be paying loads for and wished I'd put in the effort to help myself. It's not just for my wedding either, I have quite high blood pressure and there's no doubt in my mind that I'll run into other health issues if I stay this way.

      I'm working hard to change the way I look at food and I'm going to the gym a couple of times a week as well as walking at lunch.

      Please add me on My Fitness Pal and Nike+ if you're interested in us motivating each other.

      If there's a competitive element you'd like to bring into this, such as a voucher or something for the person who has done the best in 6 months, we can think about that if the thread continues. I doubt ShopTo are likely to start dishing out prizes for our flab-fighting though Tongue

      So, does anyone have any goals they're looking to reach or anything they want to improve?

      » Go to EverTheOptimist's original post
      Ah going to Kefelonia on Saturday and I'm looking a bit chubby apparently. 24 hours enough time to lose a stone or two.

      What happened to EverTheOptimist anyway, I hope he's not dead.
      Posted 4:39pm on Thu 20 June 2013
      Grammartron
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      Ah going to Kefelonia on Saturday and I'm looking a bit chubby apparently. 24 hours enough time to lose a stone or two.

      What happened to EverTheOptimist anyway, I hope he's not dead.

      » Go to DancingRhino's original post
      I sent him a friend request on XBL 3 weeks ago........... no reply.

      The plot thickens.
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