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    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2014 edited
    Went for a 3.2 mile run after a couple of weeks of injury recovering (back! Shoulder! Both knees!). I'm also slowly putting a stop to the emotional eating I've been doing lately (Last week in particular required lots of pizza and samosas).

    So things are back on to get back in shape. Hopefully by the end of May I will have lost at least 7 more pounds for my trip to England. Uh, speaking of which to English friends, I'll be in Grimsby, Sheffield, Lincoln, and London in the last ten days of May. We should meet up!
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2014
    That'd be cool! London has some pretty bloody awesome craft beer pubs, I hear ...
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    Whoo 75.9kg this morning, not that badly stalled after all. 300g from the target, but that's a small price to pay for the overindulgences of the early March.
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2014
    Well, it looks like I've recovered from my week of indulgences and have gone back down in weight to 234lbs. 5 more to go before I feel like I'm fit to go out in public and 15 to go before I'm incredibly comfortable with myself. I'm currently wearing pants that haven't fit me in over a year and I'm really happy that my fatty arms have reduced significantly. Also good to feel strength in the arms again.
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2014
    I would actually try to make my way to London for such an occasion, Robin...
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2014 edited
    Ughh, this Sunday's gym session was intended to draw a line under the excesses of the last few days. All was going to plan at first, but after about ten minutes on the treadmill, something just *went* from my right knee. It doesn't hurt (yet), but from there downwards my leg suddenly feels a lot heavier. Stupid mutinous body. Hope whatever it is heals quickly.
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2014
    Oh man, curb, don't rush back on to that knee. Spend a week letting it recover, ice it, do upper body work in the meantime. Knees are not to be messed with.
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2014
    I've found myself hitting the gym again this week, after something close to a month without regular visits. I'm focusing on upper-body weight training and less mindless cardio, because that shit is boring as helllllll.
    I could use some resources on free exercises for your upper body. I don't really trust myself to have good enough form for free weights, but if there are things I can do without needing the crazy machines, that would be cool. (I already try to do pushups at home regularly, but that's about it.)
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2014
    Cheers @Ruzkin, I am indeed taking it easy. Luckily it doesn't seem as bad as I first thought, and certainly not as bad as when I injured it before. But yeah, no impactful exercise for the time being!
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2014 edited
    Soooooo I just made life more interesting for me. I signed up for CMAS M1 dive course, which is the first instructor course in that certification system. It has the weird benefit of actually perhaps leading to paying work, since the zoological station needs more scientific diving instructors.

    Now then. That certification has some strict skill limits, as well as swimming limits.

    * 400m freestyle in 10 minutes
    * 825m swim with basic gear in 18 min
    * 25 m of, uh, side-swimming and 25 m of rescue back-stroke or whatever.

    Yeeeeah, my swimming speed is 1 km/h, and that is a fact. If I'm really angry, 1,5 km/h. I will be in so much shit with this :D Before I started diving, I could swim for 25 meters total, and I had to learn how to swim in a couple of months. Well, some corrections to the technique made me jump from that to "can swim 1km very slowly resulting in getting bored to death and jumping out of the pool like a flying fish".

    Luckily Adventure Girl is a former competitive swimmer, she agreed to be my coach on this, but le fu is all I say :D
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2014
    Tomorrow I start going to the gym in the mornings along with my usual evening routine (though not tomorrow as I have a dinner to attend). Let's...see how that goes. Think I'm going to devote the morning routine to walking/swimming and the evening to running/weights.
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2014 edited

    Climbing going awesomely, weight loss restarted with a vengeance, biking season starts, diving stuff lined up - and Lateral Epicondylitis it is, according to the doctor. So, no sportsing that stresses the elbow for the month, plus a 10-day course of painkillers that do about as much as ze goggles so far. So, let's see, the only thing I had booked was the CMAS M1 course, a week-long climbing trip to Åland, some dive course assists. Using the mouse and typing hurts a bit too.

    Fucking fuck.

    And someone brought Reese's peanut butter cups to the office. I could like literally mainline that shit. Oh lawd lend me strength. :)
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    Has anyone done the Body for Life diet here? I was going to start that diet during my time off.
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    @Vornaskotti: I know how that is. I was doing so well until I started dating my boyfriend, whose family's diet consists mostly of junk food. If you can, find ways to portion out the unhealthy stuff, allowing yourself to have fun while not going into a binge state.
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2014
    Oh hay the play is open now. I can finally take a breather and get back to working out and thinking carefully about what I'm going to eat instead of eating at the last minute whatever fast/junk food is around.

    I am terrified to find out how much weight I've gained.
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    Yep - this was more of a case of 48 hour dose of Fukitol as a reaction to the "bye bye all the activity plans" news. On Fri-Sat I managed to drink beer, eat an awesomely terrifying Ben & Jerry's dish and eat meat by accident, so it the just a matter of stabbing a nun to complete the relapse set - no wait >.>

    In addition to the holiday plans going tits up, the lack of exercise feels annoying. Feeling desperate enough to consider running, but that might eff up my knee. Gah. Stupid geek body.
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    Right, I need to start exercising again. Just doing something. There's been a three week pause now, and I'm not only rebounding on the weight, but also winding down in a bad way. At one phase of my life I kind of got used to coming home from work feeling restless, cranky and exhausted, and taking surprising three hour naps. I've been wondering through the winter about not having to do that sort of stuff and feeling healthy, happy and alert up until it was bedtime, when I didn't have trouble sleeping. Now, dropping from 3-4 exercises per week to none has made me relapse big time. The same weird combination of exhaustion and restlessness.

    Well. I guess I'll just have to start hitting the gym then or something. That is just soooo booooring I can't stand it, but luckily I have audiobooks in queue. I'm genuinely interested to see if the tiredness thing is just a coinkydink, or have I stumbled onto something here that'll genuinely make my life better in the long run.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2014 edited
    I joined a gym last week, and I've been 3 times since. I just want to burn off some fat around my gut to hopefully feel better about myself. I've totally changed my diet - doing white meat and veggies, fish etc.; no carbohydrates after 6.30 p.m. Tomorrow I'm going to get some protein shake. Luckily, I've got a few mates who go, so they've been giving me support and guidance around it all. It's all alien stuff to me. I can kinda feel the benefits already, but it's still early days. This is a massive thing for me. Bloody hell!
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2014
    Good luck, chap! Glad to hear you're feeling the benefit already.
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    @Flecky: I can say from experience that the no carbs at least 3 hours before sleep is definitely effective!