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Twelfth Monkey

RDQ: What's the damage then, guv?

Christmas that is, at the scales.  Don't have any so I am guessing, but I reckon 5-6 lbs.  It'll be gone in a couple of weeks so it's no big deal.  Just more than I was hoping would be the case given that dog walking actually increased over Crimbo and we stuck to two solid hour-long swims each week.  Price for taking longer off than normal, maybe.

And you?
Martin

I put on 6-7lbs in the last 2 weeks.  No time to do much about it before going on holiday unfortunately.
Bob Sacamano

Won't be able to get out to the weighbridge until later this afternoon.
TreVoR

About 8 lbs!

Will soon come off.  I'm going to have a fairly dry January and am determined to not allow the weather to stop me going up the fell for energetic walks!
Blarno

I'll have to check on the bathroom scales when I get home, but my weight tends to fluctuate between 78 and 84 Kgs all the time anyway. I've not been as active recently following knee surgery, so I'm expecting to be north of 80 easily.
Twelfth Monkey

This is all very reassuring!
Frank Bullitt

2lb - but then I have been going to the gym and keeping the eating at a reasonable level, I'm back on my interval training and walking like John Wayne today...
PhilD

A good poo will get rid of that 2lb FB!
Chip Butty

Nowt

8 mile walk every day + 16 miles on NYE (was in the lakes) combined with tactical IF = zero incremental chubb.
Grampa

No idea - haven't weighed myself in months. If my clothes fit I'm OK!
Bob Sacamano

Grampa wrote:
No idea - haven't weighed myself in months. If my clothes fit I'm OK!


And if they don't there's always Mrs.Sacamano's muumuu.
Scouse

Zip. Appetite hasn't recovered from last round of therapy yet and I didn't want to be falling asleep on everyone all the time.
BeN

Nah I don't weigh myself. I prefer not to know...
PhilD

Overall I think the excess Kcals have been offset by starting marathon training but no doubt I've done some damage to various organs, in particular my liver.
Blarno

I still have no inclination whatsoever to join any kind of gym or do any kind of physical training beyond riding my bike and lifting heavy stuff as part of my job.
Twelfth Monkey

Spirits of Christmas Past, eh Phil?

How are you doing, Mark?
Big Blue

They're erecting the crane I need to remove me via the front window opening they removed this morning as I type....
Roadsterstu

I daren't go near the scales.
Bob Sacamano

Roadsterstu wrote:
I daren't go near the scales.


I thought it was the doughnut shops you boys had to stay away from?  
PhilD

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Spirits of Christmas Past, eh Phil?


Indeed, though mostly wine and Baileys.
Stuntman

About 3 pounds I think.  The good news is that I started Christmas at the lower end of my acceptable weight range, so now I am merely nearer the higher end.  

Good luck with the Marathon training, Phil.  I must have missed that news - are you doing London in April then?
PG

Minus 7 lbs. Yep. Minus 7 lbs. Flu's great for weight loss.....
I'm now trying to eat like a horse to get some weight back on. As the first words of the owner at the horse feed merchant (who knew I'd been ill) when she saw me after a month yesterday were not Happy New Year, but "Christ you've lost loads of weight!".
Nice Guy Eddie

Probably near a stone in the last month. I'm relatively fit, play squash, Rugby, iteval training in Gym but 18 stone fat, probably near 19 after Christmas. Must stop eating sugar and only eat green things.
Roadsterstu

Bob Sacamano wrote:
Roadsterstu wrote:
I daren't go near the scales.


I thought it was the doughnut shops you boys had to stay away from?  


Them, and takeaways, McDonald's, the local cafe for breakfasts...
Humphrey The Pug

Since the beginning of December I've added 5kg to my weight; as I entered December I thought sod it we are coming up to Christmas, there are too many temptations when it comes to drink and food, I'll worry about it in the new year,  it doesn't help that I've been off work since the 21st so all the crap food and drink have been to hand.

Back to work tomorrow,  back to scrambled egg (no toast) for breakfast,  salad and fruit for lunch,  no snacking during the day and water to drink.

Coupled with a dry Jan, that 5kg should come off fairly quickly.
Frank Bullitt

PhilD wrote:
A good poo will get rid of that 2lb FB!


I've been 'bulking' in November and December so I'm not worried, I've been 14st for the best part of 4 years but have seen a slow reduction in muscle-mass, so I've been building that back with the plan of losing the excess in Jan and Feb, the aim is the get back to 14st (8lb) over the next 8 weeks but with more muscle mass than I had in October. I wear a 46" jacket and they definitely have less room around the shoulders.
PhilD

PG wrote:
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I'm now trying to eat like a horse to get some weight back on. As the first words of the owner at the horse feed merchant...


You know that's just an idiom PG?  
gooner

I stated the same by eating lots and lifting less, so had ought to do something about it this month!
Roadrunner

I have not been on the scales, but my clothes seem to have shrunk in the wash over the past week. Dry January has begun...
PhilD

Stuntman wrote:


Good luck with the Marathon training, Phil.  I must have missed that news - are you doing London in April then?


Not sure it was ever "news"! I'm running Brighton at the beginning of April and Mrs D is running London a couple of weeks later. I'm not built for distance running but I do ( I think) have the right mentality in that I don't give up easily. I'm not enjoying the training much though.
Racing Teatray

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
Since the beginning of December I've added 5kg to my weight [...].


Glad I'm not the only one who thinks in kg, not lbs…

After two weeks of eating like the proverbial porker in Italy and thereabouts, and having suffered from a heavy cold that limited my desire in do exercise in very cold weather, I have gained just under 1.5kg. I think that translates to about 3lbs…

Time to fix that!
Frank Bullitt

PhilD wrote:
Stuntman wrote:


Good luck with the Marathon training, Phil.  I must have missed that news - are you doing London in April then?


Not sure it was ever "news"! I'm running Brighton at the beginning of April and Mrs D is running London a couple of weeks later. I'm not built for distance running but I do ( I think) have the right mentality in that I don't give up easily. I'm not enjoying the training much though.


Mrs FB is doing London for Charrridddyyy, she's done quite a few halfs now but fancied the challenge, she quite enjoys the training side of it which helps.
Stuntman

Best of luck to all those runners!
PhilD

Frank Bullitt wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Stuntman wrote:


Good luck with the Marathon training, Phil.  I must have missed that news - are you doing London in April then?


Not sure it was ever "news"! I'm running Brighton at the beginning of April and Mrs D is running London a couple of weeks later. I'm not built for distance running but I do ( I think) have the right mentality in that I don't give up easily. I'm not enjoying the training much though.


Mrs FB is doing London for Charrridddyyy, she's done quite a few halfs now but fancied the challenge, she quite enjoys the training side of it which helps.


Same here. We are both fundraising but Mrs D needs to pay her charity for her place. A mini meet perhaps?!
Michael

Who are you raising money for?
Frank Bullitt

PhilD wrote:
We are both fundraising but Mrs D needs to pay her charity for her place. A mini meet perhaps?!



Mrs FB needs to raise a minimum of £1k for her charity place, there's about 17 of them running in total. I'm a bit annoyed as I won't be able to make it, we discovered yesterday that FB junior has his teams rugby tournament on the same day which he can't miss out on and she doesn't trust anyone else to have eyes on him (it's a very busy event), my plan was to go to 3 or 4 locations around the course.
Tim

I think I've ended the Christmas period at the same weight as I started, possibly helped by eating some poorly cooked 'pigs in blankets' on New Years Day  
JohnC

I'm about 7lbs heavier than I want to be and about 3lbs up over the Christmas period. The next month is difficult because I live in the office but after that plenty of walks, get back on the golf course and some healthier eating, starting now. Ideally I'd like to be 12 stone but I never seem to get the last few lbs without significant increases in exercise or far too many sacrifices.
PhilD

Michael wrote:
Who are you raising money for?


Multiple sclerosis and in particular MS-UK.
Scouse

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Spirits of Christmas Past, eh Phil?

How are you doing, Mark?


I'm getting there mate. Still get tired easily, still can't eat a lot and get tired when I do. Should be back to normal by the end of the month. Just in time for the next bout....
Michael

PhilD wrote:
Michael wrote:
Who are you raising money for?


Multiple sclerosis and in particular MS-UK.


Good cause! My parents are quite involved with them.
Let me know when you're collecting and I'll contribute gladly.
Twelfth Monkey

Scouse wrote:
Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Spirits of Christmas Past, eh Phil?

How are you doing, Mark?


I'm getting there mate. Still get tired easily, still can't eat a lot and get tired when I do. Should be back to normal by the end of the month. Just in time for the next bout....


Do you know how many 'bouts' you've got left?

Phil, I trust you'll set up a Just Giving page and let us know?
PhilD

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Scouse wrote:
Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Spirits of Christmas Past, eh Phil?

How are you doing, Mark?


I'm getting there mate. Still get tired easily, still can't eat a lot and get tired when I do. Should be back to normal by the end of the month. Just in time for the next bout....


Do you know how many 'bouts' you've got left?

Phil, I trust you'll set up a Just Giving page and let us know?


It's set up, I'm just not sure you lot are ready to see me in my running vest...
simonp

Our scales went in the bin a while ago when they died and we haven't gotten around to replacing them yet. Every time I start reading reviews there's always someone who says they're not accurate and I get put off!

As I worked most of Xmas, I don't think I had a particular holiday weight gain, but my beer consumption has been steadily rising over the last few months, so I guess my weight has been rising with it...
Frank Bullitt

Frank Bullitt wrote:
PhilD wrote:
A good poo will get rid of that 2lb FB!


I've been 'bulking' in November and December so I'm not worried, I've been 14st for the best part of 4 years but have seen a slow reduction in muscle-mass, so I've been building that back with the plan of losing the excess in Jan and Feb, the aim is the get back to 14st (8lb) over the next 8 weeks but with more muscle mass than I had in October. I wear a 46" jacket and they definitely have less room around the shoulders.


Those 2lb went and I've dropped another 2lb at 14st 4lb; HIIT training (which is bloody hard work) and a maximum of 2000 calories a day, might be done by the end of Jan at this rate.
canadian bacon

no damage, I still weigh the same as before Christmas, must be doing something wrong...
Twelfth Monkey

I think I'm back to where I was now.  Still work to do, but there you go.

I've never found that doing the same thing every day is that productive for me.  Better results have come from eating normally some days, and on others restricting intake.  Similarly with exercise.
Chocy Rocky

Good luck to all the runners.

I gained about 2.5kgs over xmas but a bit of effort and I've managed to lose that since.
Chocy Rocky

Scouse wrote:
Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Spirits of Christmas Past, eh Phil?

How are you doing, Mark?


I'm getting there mate. Still get tired easily, still can't eat a lot and get tired when I do. Should be back to normal by the end of the month. Just in time for the next bout....


Stick in there felly.

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