Fat Club - Tuesday 20th

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20/08/2002 at 09:31
Heh did a double-edged sword thingy yesterday. Huge training session at the gym. Did really well. Pizza afterwards, although I have to add I was FORCED into that one (posted in beginner thread). More gardening today and doggie walking and shopping so busy busy busy :)
20/08/2002 at 10:37
Weigh in day today and I've lost 2.5 lbs - So since the beginning of the year I have lost 30lbs exactly! Big happiness all round.

I'm still 220lbs (6ft 1inch male in his 40's) so want to loose a minimum of 15 more but if I can shift 24 more I will be delighted.

Out of interest I have one of the fat % measuring systems in my scales and in the last 11 weeks although I've lost only 7 lbs I have lost 11lbs of fat. And my wife smiles at me more.
20/08/2002 at 10:45
Wow, Cath, I'd hate to meet the person who can take a tough girl like you and ram a pizza down her neck while she kicks and screams in protest.

I'm sure we've all been there! Hard workout, looking forward to a meal (or falling down with low blood sugar) and something happens to delay the refuelling - something stressful in its own right. As soon as it's sorted out, it's just "point me at the nearest takeaway".

You did well, though. Pizzas are GOOD post-workout food. OK, it was maybe a bit excessive to have the family-sized stuffed-crust one all to yourself, and if you weren't being forced I'm sure you'd have passed on the extra cheese and the pepperoni and the garlic bread and the portion of spag bol on the side, but it has to be better than going home and emptying the biscuit tin.

I had a social lapse last night - the children INSISTED on feeding me all of the red ones (my favourites) out of their 230g bag of Skittles.

Cheers, V-rap.
20/08/2002 at 10:49
Hey Mij,

Well done. You're going to look like that man on the cover of RW if you carry on like this!
20/08/2002 at 11:33
Wow Mij, that's pretty good going. Pleased to hear Mrs Mij is smiling too. Imagine the look on her face if you did end up looking like the bloke on the cover of RW like Redhead predicts...
20/08/2002 at 11:38
Running muppet, I'm loving the picture!
Congrats Mij, that's quite an achievment. It's giving me the strength to avoid the biscuit tin this morning.
20/08/2002 at 11:39
V-Rap, What's your opinion on those fat monitor things?
I was working on a health mag some years ago and we did a test on them. I got used as the guinea-pig as I had recently been tested by a supposedly more scientific method up at the Adidas training centre and so it gave a good baseline to work against. On that basis the Tanita ones you stand on came the closest to being the most accurate and the hand-held ones were next to useless. But even on the Tanita ones, there's a big discrepency depending on the time of day, whether or not you've eaten or drunk anything in the hours previously etc. I got to take the Tanita ones home and still have them - like normal weighing, the best results come after a run. :) You've mentioned running a clinic where you take body fat measurements. What's the professional take on this?
20/08/2002 at 11:42
Caketin, was thinking of changing my nickname to Running Miffy. I use the eBay site and on that I'm miffymad. Luckily I had a daughter so I can start the indoctrination into all things Miffy and Hello Kitty at an early age, poor child.
20/08/2002 at 11:51
Cath, hope you have a good time gardening and doggy walking. I can't believe how busy I am these days. When I was working, most days were spent on my arse with the odd bit of walking around - if I was on a shoot or location hunting/props hunting then I'd be on my feet all day but most days were in the office eating lots of scrummy chocolate and ice-cream which always seemed to get sent in by nice PR's.

Now I'm on my feet almost all day every day running after mini RM, swimming with her, walking for miles and then running too. Plus I can't eat chocolate or ice-cream in front of her because she wants to share everything I have, thank god for nap time :) - that's what she's doing now. God knows what it must be like for V-Rap with is it 3 or 4? to care for!!! I think it's the running though that gives me the energy to chase after mini RM.
20/08/2002 at 11:59
rm - yes mine in a Tanita stand on and yes it does vary during the day by upto 2%. The little booklet they included explained all that - they recommend evening as being the most consistent for measurement but I only take it first thing in the morining when I weigh in. My view is that if it is inaccurate then at least it shows me a trend.

the alternative is the callipers at the gym which I feel are at least if not more inaccurate.

Thanks all for the congrats.

Caketin glad to hear about the biscuit tin.
20/08/2002 at 12:22
RM, I have a hand-held body fat monitor and I'm absolutely convinced that all it does is record the age, sex, height and weight data you put in and do an elementary calculation based on a pre-programmed formula. I don't believe it measures anything. It comes in useful as a sort of adjunct to reinforce what the scales are saying when people start whimpering about "heavy bones" and "well, it's all fluid retention and it's your fault for not giving me water pills", but as a scientific device it's a confidence trick.

Officially, underwater weighing is the most accurate way of assessing body composition. Calipers are next best, but only if used properly - and in the gym they frequently aren't. The Tanita stand-on thing has been shown to be capable of an error of up to 5% in some tests.

Body composition changes gradually, so a measurement every couple of months is plenty - in fact, like the scales, they can probably be dispensed with in favour of the honest, no-nonsense, no-science "wobble test".

Cheers, V-rap.
20/08/2002 at 12:52
Weighed myself this morning, and although I am still 11st0lb, I'm on the underside of it rather than the upperside of it, so in my mind I have decided that I have lost half a pound. (Rather inaccurate scales and positive thinking). However, I like your wobble test idea, V-rap, and I do think that I have sculpted a bit over the last few weeks, since marathon preparation began in earnest.

Getting a few smiles from Mr Nessie too...:-)
20/08/2002 at 13:51
Great attitude Nessie, that will keep me smiling at my weigh in tonight ....
20/08/2002 at 13:58
Afternoon all, just in from a lunchtime 40 minutes plod. Feeling v good, as have managed to persuade work mate to come too. We are going to attempt to get together a running posse ... got a few funny looks when we went to get a sandwich and removed soggy fivers from our socks!

Good work Mij. I like the idea of the "wobble test", I lost 2lb this week, but can feel todays skirt just isn't as tight as normal. Oh, and went out running in lycra shorts for the first time when not racing.

Shame I've got to go out to dinner tonight, will attempt not to be grabbed by the pizza mafia and made to eat pizza!
20/08/2002 at 14:15
Hi all,
I havenet posted for a few days as i have ben to embarressed my my weekend of failure, Although i have been out for a run and a bike ride. I have been eating poorly. So i have not lost any wieght. In fact i could possibly have put on wieght. But i have been to scared to face the Scales.

I am out tonight for a run, so i may face then tomorrow.

20/08/2002 at 14:15

Sorry about the spelling mistakes

20/08/2002 at 14:54
Dog is walked (and suitably shattered) and shopping is done but garden not finished yet because it's been bucketing it down again :(

V-rap -- heh! I meant I was forced as in, it was the only source of food which was remotely healthy. Mr had designs on heading to Ronny McD's but I put my foot down.

Running Muppet -- caught your reply in "getting started". Cheers anyway :)
20/08/2002 at 15:19
Hey Nic, don't worry about not posting a loss - my weight has plateaued (is that how you spell it?) and I'm neither losing nor gaining at present. Weekends are always a danger time and you're certainly not alone in overdoing things! Just make sure tonights run is a good 'un ;-)
20/08/2002 at 15:51
Hi All,

After my two week holiday where I gained 8lbs and a really heavy weekend just gone, can I qualify for this thread also? If so, then I am now 11st 2lbs and on the Tanita scales 17% :(

All the best, Paul
20/08/2002 at 18:51
Hi all,
Had a stressful day - but have been soooo good with the eating! Held a drama workshop to a class of 30 kids - aged 8-14 -What a nightmare!! I really needed a couple of brandy & cokes (Diet of course!) when I got in, but I have resisted! I have eaten just fruit for lunch and have had a healthy dinner of poached salmon salad..(oh & two ice lollies..). Thing is, I am absolutely shattered and fully intended to go out for a run tonight, but just cannot get the energy up..So I think it's an early night for me tonight and I promise to do better tomorrow.. although I've got the nightmare drama workshop again.. HELP!
Michelle x
PS - Well done to those of you who have lost weight! & Nic - don't worry, I lost 1lb last week & put it on again at the weekend!!!
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