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Hoofy

55,503 posts

167 months

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theshrew said:
On the shopping list then.

How about Rivita ? Are they ok ?

Ive been trying to substitute the smokes for a drink of water or cordial. A little snack wouldnt hurt every now and then.
There's a whole host of choices. Depends on whether you're going for low calories or high calories. I sometimes eat oatcakes with salads but they are high calorie. Best off hitting your local supermarket crackers aisle and reading the packets.

Edit: also there's peanut butter... just shovel it in by the spoon but again, high calories! I use it when I am below my target or want a quick, useful (PB has more than just calories) high calorie snack.

Edited by Hoofy on Thursday 4th October 12:23

CaptainPeanut

927 posts

43 months

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I order a Graze box once a week, comes with 4 snack size pots of treats that you choose delivered to the door (and no I don't work for them). Tend to go for nuts/seeds or granola with the odd sweet treat every now and then.

I have a code for a free box if your interested.

LordGrover

22,080 posts

97 months

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A few like Ordinary_Chap and Hoofy are more disciplined than me and have enjoyed better results being more strict, but it's not the only way, IMO.
There are very few 'bad' foods [in my book these days], it's more about quantity and portion size. I eat pretty much what I like, just not as much as I used to. However, I'm no Charles Atlas or Andy Whitfield - I gave up smoking nearly two years ago and after a brief ballooning in the early days have lost or maintained my bodyweight pretty well since, with a few hiccups along the way. paperbag

Sushi

800 posts

85 months

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Hoofy said:
Ha. Yes, they're fine for avoiding heavy calorie carbs but if you eat them with something high calorie or eat loads of them you might as well eat sponge cakes. I quite like Snack-a-jacks.
I was happy to find that a bag of pickled onion Monster Munch is similar in calorie count to a pack of snack-a-jacks.

fatpasty

1,561 posts

51 months

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Sushi said:
Hoofy said:
Ha. Yes, they're fine for avoiding heavy calorie carbs but if you eat them with something high calorie or eat loads of them you might as well eat sponge cakes. I quite like Snack-a-jacks.
I was happy to find that a bag of pickled onion Monster Munch is similar in calorie count to a pack of snack-a-jacks.
Wouldn't the sat fat be a lot higher in them than the snack-a-jacks?

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Hoofy

55,503 posts

167 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
fatpasty said:
Sushi said:
Hoofy said:
Ha. Yes, they're fine for avoiding heavy calorie carbs but if you eat them with something high calorie or eat loads of them you might as well eat sponge cakes. I quite like Snack-a-jacks.
I was happy to find that a bag of pickled onion Monster Munch is similar in calorie count to a pack of snack-a-jacks.
Wouldn't the sat fat be a lot higher in them than the snack-a-jacks?
Thing is, it depends who you believe and your lifestyle as to whether saturated fat is really going to be a problem.

That Fat Head was interesting (see yesterday's thread).

Smitters

831 posts

42 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
In my quest to do more endurance stuff, I did my first ever marathon yesterday, in about seven hours. I might add, if that seems a bit slow, that was a shade over halfway and I've just become an ultra-endurance fool, doing 50 miles, with 2500m of climbing in a total of 14.39.

Expect threads titled "what to do when most of my foot is a blister" and "recommended exercises when you can't bend at the knee"...

LordGrover

22,080 posts

97 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Y'see, in my mind marathon running is about as far from fitness training as it's possible to get. It's whole raison d'etre is to push your body to the limit and invariably the competitor/athlete is fooked afterwards. For days/weeks/months/ever. The point? I just don't get it. confused
Best of British to all who attempt or do them, but not for me thanks. hehe

theshrew

4,209 posts

69 months

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Smitters said:
In my quest to do more endurance stuff, I did my first ever marathon yesterday, in about seven hours. I might add, if that seems a bit slow, that was a shade over halfway and I've just become an ultra-endurance fool, doing 50 miles, with 2500m of climbing in a total of 14.39.

Expect threads titled "what to do when most of my foot is a blister" and "recommended exercises when you can't bend at the knee"...
Well done Mr Crazy

theshrew

4,209 posts

69 months

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Ive been back training 2 weeks and im loving it.

I can tell its making a difference already i can see my face has slightly lost a little flab. A week off the smokes to which im happy about.

Right hangover this morning though :-(

Hoofy

55,503 posts

167 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
LordGrover said:
Y'see, in my mind marathon running is about as far from fitness training as it's possible to get. It's whole raison d'etre is to push your body to the limit and invariably the competitor/athlete is fooked afterwards. For days/weeks/months/ever. The point? I just don't get it. confused
Best of British to all who attempt or do them, but not for me thanks. hehe
I guess it's about endurance.

I only run if I'm late, the bus is coming or there's a hungry bear looking at me.

Smitters

831 posts

42 months

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LordGrover said:
Y'see, in my mind marathon running is about as far from fitness training as it's possible to get. It's whole raison d'etre is to push your body to the limit and invariably the competitor/athlete is fooked afterwards. For days/weeks/months/ever. The point? I just don't get it. confused
Best of British to all who attempt or do them, but not for me thanks. hehe
I suppose variety is the spice of life. I've battered on about functional fitness being my aim and in losing weight and gaining cardio fitness I guess this is the point. I physically couldn't have done this 12 months ago. I can now. I'm functionally fitter. I'm probably not ever going to need to lift my own bodyweight above my head, and training to do so would hinder almost all other things I like doing. It's all very well my weight-lifting in an attempt to get a movie star body, but you need a movie start face to go with it. And I don't!

Hoofy said:
I guess it's about endurance.

I only run if I'm late, the bus is coming or there's a hungry bear looking at me.
It's also about the mental test. I knew I could do half of it easily, was fairly sure I could 35 miles. 50 miles? Total unknown. There were bleak bits, but the memory of those is passing quickly and the euphoria is still very much present and add to that this massive boost of capability I've unlocked in myself. It's very true for me to say that the last 20 miles were mentally much tougher than they were physically. Warm, welcoming checkpoints with comfy seats become dangerously alluring at half past two in the morning.

Also, don't forget, it's not about running faster than a bear. It's about running faster than just one other person in the group you're with... True story.

Smitters

831 posts

42 months

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theshrew said:
Ive been back training 2 weeks and im loving it.

I can tell its making a difference already i can see my face has slightly lost a little flab. A week off the smokes to which im happy about.

Right hangover this morning though :-(
It's all about the balance! I too notice weight fluctuations in the face early on. It's a good and motivational indicator for me.

Hoofy

55,503 posts

167 months

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Smitters said:
It's also about the mental test. I knew I could do half of it easily, was fairly sure I could 35 miles. 50 miles? Total unknown. There were bleak bits, but the memory of those is passing quickly and the euphoria is still very much present and add to that this massive boost of capability I've unlocked in myself. It's very true for me to say that the last 20 miles were mentally much tougher than they were physically. Warm, welcoming checkpoints with comfy seats become dangerously alluring at half past two in the morning.

Also, don't forget, it's not about running faster than a bear. It's about running faster than just one other person in the group you're with... True story.
Fair enough. I'm still not gonna run unless I've got a bare behind. :rimshot:

I'll get my CV/mental kicks from waving lighter weights around when doing non-strength training days. smile

Halb

23,254 posts

68 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Smitters said:
Also, don't forget, it's not about running faster than a bear. It's about running faster than just one other person in the group you're with... True story.
Or about throwing the Girlyman in the group to the bear, would that be you or Hoofy?biggrin

Hoofy

55,503 posts

167 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Halb said:
Smitters said:
Also, don't forget, it's not about running faster than a bear. It's about running faster than just one other person in the group you're with... True story.
Or about throwing the Girlyman in the group to the bear, would that be you or Hoofy?biggrin
Let me hold your pink dumbbells while you decide.

Sushi

800 posts

85 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Been 6 weeks since I started personal training, so had my midway review:
I've lost:
10cm round my hips
6cm round my belly button

biceps stayed the same at 37cm and I'm no taller
I weigh 97.5kg this morning, put down to the creatine loading phase as I was 95.1kg before I started it

my pushups have increased from 34 in 60 seconds to 45
my wallsit is up from 30 seconds to 63


I did thefix events Richmond park 5k on Saturday morning in 32:36. It's unreal how difficult throwing in some uphills makes it, but I think that was a fairly decent time for a big guy.

I'm still not happy with the ammount of flab round my belly, but at least my moobs are slowly dissapearing.
I've cut my calories to 1900 in an attempt to lose a little more round the belly.


Hope everyone else is having a good day!

Hoofy

55,503 posts

167 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Sushi said:
I'm still not happy with the ammount of flab round my belly, but at least my moobs are slowly dissapearing.
I've cut my calories to 1900 in an attempt to lose a little more round the belly.
The lower your weight, the slower the loss. Keep chiseling at it but resist the temptation to aim for something like 1000 calories a day as that can have the wrong effect. Also look at changing all your exercises (or "changing up" as Americans call it) to HIIT or similar.

Smitters

831 posts

42 months

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Halb said:
Or about throwing the Girlyman in the group to the bear, would that be you or Hoofy?biggrin
Oh, it's me for sure. I'm a shade under 11 stone, so easily chuckable and it took me ten minutes to walk a quarter of a mile last night. I'm bear snack material and no doubt.

Sushi, good work. One thing I would say is don't focus on too much at once. If the primary goal is still weight loss, but you're pushing for heavier lifts too, you may find both difficult. That was my experience last time around, so I focussed on the loss to really accelarate that process. Whatever, keep it up. You're an inspiration.

Hoofy

55,503 posts

167 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Smitters said:
Halb said:
Or about throwing the Girlyman in the group to the bear, would that be you or Hoofy?biggrin
Oh, it's me for sure. I'm a shade under 11 stone, so easily chuckable and it took me ten minutes to walk a quarter of a mile last night. I'm bear snack material and no doubt.
I'm 10.5 stone, fatty. However, I'll still leave you to the hungry bear, though, as I am a fairly good climber. Since bears st in woods and the Pope is Catholic, there will be trees nearby.
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