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IM Vichy 2017

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 16:34

Any recommendations for accommodation?  Not camping.  Will drive down on Friday and travel back on Tuesday probably so 4 nights somewhere close by.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 11:49
TheRedEyeJedi wrote (see)

I was completely addicted to sugar and carbs.  I think I have kicked the sugar and bread habits now.  Its staggering how much sugar I was consuming before even in 'good' foods and I am completely shocked by how little I really needed to carb load or fuel a ride with sugar.  

I do have an issue though that i would appreciate some opinions on.   Has anyone else found their chest and breathing become quite heavy at times of inactivity?   By “heavy” I mean I am sometimes very aware of my breathing, it feels a little shallow at times and I have also experienced some light headedness.  There are no chest pains or anything – its just a feeling of slightly struggling to take each breath in fully.    Ive had this in bouts since beginning the diet and I know from doing 5:2 before this that dizziness can happen during the adaption – but the feeling of shortness of breath has worried me.

I occasionally feel as if my heart rate is up too…. But when measured my resting heart rate is pretty stable still (around 55 -60bpm) and bizarrely I feel no issues when working out, on long rides or short harder efforts.   My heart rate on the bike during efforts and recovery is normal and I have no breathing worries.  

I have done some reading on this and it seems common in KETO and the solution people mention is to consume more sodium/magnesium.   Since last week I have started adding salt to everything and taking 400g of magnesium per day.  I have definitely noticed an improvement but again today I feel slightly unsatisfied with each breath while sat at my desk – its quite an odd feeling and I am now not sure if im imagining it or becoming fixated on it now?

Anyone else experienced similar?   I have made a docs appointment as I would like to be checked professionally but no surprise – its 3 weeks away.

I am nearing the end of a 2 week test - NO carbs and NO sugar.  It's made me think about my whole way of eating.  Like you TREJ, I got by on eating lots of sugar and carbs - probably in every single meal.  I would fuel up before a bike ride, snack on the ride and then eat/drink milkshake when I returned.  During the test I've only been doing low intensity workouts, but done 2x2.5 hour bike rides on just water and have survived - felt fine.  I feel a lot better in myself while doing this test and it will definitely make me eat PROPER meals, including dinner.  Quite often dinner would be a cup of tea and some biscuits.  I still crave sweet things in the evening, but thankfully my willpower is strong and I substitute it with some baby cherry tomatoes.  After the test I look forward to introducing the odd bit of good quality dark chocolate, milk, yoghurt, fruit, sweet potato and wild rice.  Haven't really missed anything else.

Definitely lost weight, but I seriously don't need to lose it, so it's important to me to have some carbs back.  I plan to eat 1 meal a day which has carbs but I know there will be times when I will have the odd piece of cake (not everyday like I used to).

As for the breathing, the past 2 mornings when on the train I have experienced the exact same thing.  Feels like I can't take a full breath and breathing is quite shallow.  Very unsettling.  If I knew what asthma felt like I would probably think it is similar.  Goes after an hour, but very strange.  I take it I need to add a magnesium supplement?

IM Vichy 2017

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 16:37

Wow.  Think I'm sold.  Will get this booked and looking forward to it.  Thanks for the info WildWill. 

IM Vichy 2017

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 16:17

Is there a lot of support along the route?

IM Vichy 2017

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 15:48

I'm very interested in IM Vichy.  Is it a good event?  What are the positives and negatives about the race?

My name is ???????? and i am gonna seriously get my sh!t in one sock - Part 2

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 15:46

Well done everyone.  Sounds like we are all motivated.

It's been a while since I posted.  My last tri of the season was Challenge the Chilterns middle distance in September.  Just before I wasn't feeling great with a cold, but decided to do the event anyway as felt slightly better Saturday.  Come Monday after the event, I went drastically downhill with gastric flu so was wiped out for a week.  Then went on holiday for 2 weeks and in the end had about 4 weeks of doing absolutely nothing.  Slowly getting back to it and over the winter everything will be low intensity, just slowly, slowly building the aerobic endurance up again.

Food wise I've had to lose some holiday pounds, and been doing a food intolerance test.  It's only 2 weeks and the idea is not to actually lose weight, as I don't need to, but to cut out lots and lots of cr@p.  Near the end now and it has at least made sure I haven't been dipping into the biscuit and cake tin.  I will weigh myself at the end of this week, but reckon I'm close to losing 1/2 stone. Then I can start to eat normally again, but hoping I don't go back to my old habits of sweets, cakes, biscuits and crisps.

Feeling motivated and positive about the year ahead

Outlaw 2017

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 16:25

I'm not breaking the list either - way too scarey.  I'm with Billy No-mates.

Outlaw 2017

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 09:13

I'm in!

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 08:57

Thank you Buttercup.  I have everything apart from Stevia.  I'm assuming you buy this from somewhere like Holland & Barrett or Waitrose so will go in search at lunchtime.  That does sound very yummy and could be the answer to my sweet cravings, but in moderation.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 14:26

Had a total fail today. Did some serious training last night and felt quite ill afterwards for a couple of hours.  Today breakfast was good - scrambled eggs, 1/2 salmon fillet and tomatoes - yum.  Then I just haven't fancied anything significant at all and felt really light headed.  Ended up eating a Magnum and Double Decker for lunch.  SO BAD and feeling terribly guilty.  I will be good again from now on.

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