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    The transformation. Hopefully a motivational thread

    I hope my story can help anyone wanting to get in better shape.
    It started when the wife took my blood pressure and it was through the roof.
    I decided there and then to do something about it.
    Looking back I can't believe I didn't realise how bad the fat fuckery had got.
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    The first step was exercise. I joined the gym and started power walking on the treadmill. That got boring so I decided to take it outside. We live near the ocean so after walking the daughter to school I carried on around the coast and then home, 6.5k.
    I realised after a while that the path I took was a cycle path that continued up the coast so I started pushing my old mountain bike to the school and carrying on from there. First to the 10 k mark (20 Return) then the 30
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    Pics aren't showing up?

    Anyways good for you, thanks for sharing, and well done!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    I hope my story can help anyone wanting to get in better shape.
    It started when the wife took my blood pressure and it was through the roof.
    I decided there and then to do something about it.
    Looking back I can't believe I didn't realise how bad the fat fuckery had got.

    The first step was exercise. I joined the gym and started power walking on the treadmill. That got boring so I decided to take it outside. We live near the ocean so after walking the daughter to school I carried on around the coast and then home, 6.5k.
    I realised after a while that the path I took was a cycle path that continued up the coast so I started pushing my old mountain bike to the school and carrying on from there. First to the 10 k mark (20 Return) then the 30
    Very good Cujo.

    Helluva of a transformation.


    Bet you feel a million times better too.

    Well done.

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    Yep, well done, Cujo. It's not always an easy thing to do but you've done it very well.

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    Anyway, got a new bike and was doing 35 k every weekday morning and whenever I could sometimes stretching that out to 60k.
    At the same time I cut out the beer and pretty much all other carbs.
    No bread, rice, pasta,spuds, cake or biscuits, not that I've ever eaten much of that anyway.
    Coke zero or diet sprite if I wanted a softdrink.
    Spinach, salad, chicken breast, cauliflower, broccoli, eggs cheese and avocado pretty much made up my diet.
    No breakfast, chicken salad for lunch and dinner. No mayonnaise,
    Olive oil and vinegar dressing.
    Sugar is the enemy.
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    It took 4 months to get down to 78 kg.
    I got too thin, I'm back at the gym now working out to build some bulk. People were asking if I was sick, so sudden and drastic was the change.

    It's a lifestyle issue. Just going on a diet and losing weight doesn't work if you go back to living the way you were. You have to make a permanent change.

    First get a set of scales and weigh yourself frequently. Keep a log of your weight.
    I've maintained 79k since December.
    The benefits are massive. Things you take for granted, heaving yourself up of the sofa becomes a bounce up. Sex drive returns. People respond differently to you when you're out and about. Let's face it, no one likes a fat fuck on first sight.
    Your face comes back. (that's really something).
    Movement is a pleasure. The agility being light and strong brings is an amazing feeling after walking (wadling) around in a 20 kilogram fat suit for so long.

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    Those are just some of the tangible benefits.
    The long term health benefits can't be overstated either.
    Yes, Luigi, I feel fantastic. Every day. I've started running in the last couple of months as well, usually about 7 k. The energy and positive feeling the excercise generates is awesome, I recommend it if for anyone feeling depressed.

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    I can barely believe that ! Definitely impressive, and credit where it is due.

    The prospect of death does amazing things to concentrate the mind. Dillinger could learn from this...

    You certainly were a fat fucker

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    Well done, sir and definitely an inspiration for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    I can barely believe that ! Definitely impressive, and credit where it is due.

    The prospect of death does amazing things to concentrate the mind. Dillinger could learn from this...

    You certainly were a fat fucker
    No shit.
    Looking at that photo I can't believe I didn't realise it at the time.

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    Nice to not have man titties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo
    It's a lifestyle issue
    This.

    There are no special diets or exercises that magically melt fat. It's about expending more calories than you take in. And as for diets, none of them are better than others (although some are legit fucking terrible) or give appreciably better results -- that's all marketing and bullshit -- the key is the diet you can stick to long-term and make it not even a diet, make it a part of your lifestyle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    This.

    There are no special diets or exercises that magically melt fat. It's about expending more calories than you take in. And as for diets, none of them are better than others (although some are legit fucking terrible) or give appreciably better results -- that's all marketing and bullshit -- the key is the diet you can stick to long-term and make it not even a diet, make it a part of your lifestyle.
    That.

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    Nice Job Cujo.

    I can tell you this, after I went back to work I miss my outside activities and morning bike ride every day.

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    Fantastic results.


    Having lost the weight, switching to a more balanced diet, with the same calorie intake and great exercise regime would probably be beneficial to both your health and long-term weight-loss success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    First get a set of scales and weigh yourself frequently. Keep a log of your weight.
    The ideal free Android App for that in the Play store is Monitor Your Weight.

    Great story you're telling here btw, you've done very well.

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    Well done Cujo, fantastic effort! Already an inspiration to me and many thanks for posting.

    Your 'before' photo looks worryingly familiar. As you advised me in another thread last night, I am determined to make a difference. I can't remember the last time I got up off a comfi seat without groaning. Getting problems with a knee as well - all due to weight. The blood pressure is up as well.

    I go back to work next week, so its a good time to make a clean break and try and turn things around. I'll weigh myself before leaving and see how I get on for the first four weeks. Not many temptations offshore so I'm hoping for a healthy routine. Will join the Dry July club from 16th as well. The trick will be not returning to my old ways after my work trip.

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    Don't return to your old ways when you go to work.
    It starts now if you're serious.
    Take scales with you and weigh yourself morning and night. Don't drink sugary drinks, avoid rice, bread, potatoes and pasta.
    Cakes, biscuits and deserts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Great story you're telling here btw, you've done very well.
    Indeed he has.



    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Your 'before' photo looks worryingly familiar. As you advised me in another thread last night, I am determined to make a difference. I can't remember the last time I got up off a comfi seat without groaning. Getting problems with a knee as well - all due to weight. The blood pressure is up as well.
    Look to Aging One or Simon for inspiration. Both began daily exercising (just walking at first) at around 60.

    Get yourself a fitbit fitness tracker, and start going out walking after breakfast every morning.

    Simon's now jogging 5km every morning before breakfast, and AO (The Terminator clocks in around 350km walking per day now)


    I started last year at 37/38, first day I did a 2km walk of AO's park. Was foked after it. Needed to stop get some banana chips into on the way home.

    Pretty soon was walking 7-8km, sometimes 10+. Every morning, it soon becomes a good and easy routine.

    Not a year later I'm jogging 4-5km every morning and then 40mins or swimming every afternoon.

    Was 85kg, now around 78/79kg and much healthier. Look about the same as the OP in the after pic (and we're the same weight.)


    I'd ask what height he is, but there's a human hippo on here that has some sort of issue with people being 5 foot 9.



    Give the daily morning exercise a go and see how you get on. You'll feel it first, but soon be flying. Good luck.

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    You guys have convinced me. I'm on the last day of my hols today, back to Korat tomorrow and I'm going to work something out.

    I've spent years making excuses...it's too hot to excercise, travel too much for routines, get bored in Isaan so drink, etc etc. But I just need to get on with it.

    I'll post up a 'before' pic over the weekend. The embarrassment of doing that will get me started I hope.

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    Well done you Luigi.
    It starts out slowly and grows bit by bit. A bit further, a bit faster.
    It got too wet for biking so I started walking, then running 100 meters, walking 100 meters and built up the running until i could just keep running. An awesome feeling to just be pounding the pavement like a well oiled machine.
    5'8 by the way.

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    Mendip, just go forward in a new way. Keep carbs and sugar to a minimum and up the excercise.
    Create a carb/calorie deficit.
    Starting now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    You guys have convinced me. I'm on the last day of my hols today, back to Korat tomorrow and I'm going to work something out.
    Good stuff.

    Slow and steady.

    Start with walking every morning. 2km, then build it up. I've got a Mi Band 3, cost around 1000thb I think. A better Fitbit like AO has costs around 5k I think. Good and interesting to keep track of it. I also use a few Apps, send me a PM if you'd like info.

    Make a routine of it, same time every morning Mon-Friday. Soon will be 5km, then 8km. Then you'll be jogging it in bits n pieces as your leg muscles (little muscles around your bones that you didn't even know existed) develop.

    Good luck with it and keep us posts. PM myself or AO if have any questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Keep carbs and sugar to a minimum and up the excercise.
    Definitely sugar.

    Watch 'That sugar film' for a pretty eye opening reality, Mendip.

    https://vimeo.com/277876062



    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    5'8 by the way.
    Keep it quiet. I get abused for being 5'9.

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    a story for our times.

    fat bloke loses 20lbs of lard and posts about it, then drowns in the tsunami of back slapping melodramatic insipid schmaltzy man-love that engulfs him.



    I get abused for being 5'9
    you need more bagels.

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