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Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on June 20, 2007, 19:11:
 
Well, some of you will remember that I started ballroom dance classes. Well, not this summer (I would have needed a partner, and didn't really look for one, so I'll wait 'till next summer for the special classes). But I didn't want to go from somewhat active to inactive again, especially as I managed to lose 2-3 kg in the last 8 weeks. So I just signed up to a local gym - 1 year contract, with a personnal trainer every other week for 6 months. I have 37 days to cancel, so it's not like I signed my soul off.

If I can continue with the same weight loss rate for 6 months, I'll be pretty happy, as I'll get under the dreaded 30 BMI that artificially separates "obese" from "overweight". (Not that I look overly obese, mind you; BMI doesn't make a difference between fat and muscles, and I'm not totally inactive.)

Chances are you'll hear more from me about that - if only to get some moral support. Nice and healty when I turn 35? That would be great, wouldn't it? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on June 20, 2007, 22:27:
 
awesome! Keep us posted, and good luck with this... I'd be interested to know if the personal trainer helps with the motivation.

[Applause] [Applause] [Applause]
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on June 21, 2007, 05:53:
 
I've always wanted a personal trainer.
A friend of mine in the army (leaving soon, too.) forces me to run more often and farther... but its not the same.

I lost 20 pounds in 6 months about two years ago, kept it off, and NOW of all times, I gained back 10 lbs in the past 4 months (I fell into a downward spiral after my best friend died -- part of the reason I disappeared from here). So I decided yesterday that I'm going to start getting up half an hour earlier and running in the mornings.. so we'll be in this together [Smile]

The first few pounds... kilos... whatevs...
The first few are the hardest to lose. Then you get the ball rolling. It'll suck for the first few weeks and then if you start skipping them, you'll start to really miss your workouts and how invigorated they make you feel.
 
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on June 21, 2007, 07:46:
 
Sorry to hear about your friend - you have my deepest sympathy.

The person I talked to yesterday told me that the third month is the worse; if one can get through it, then an habit it is. Oh, and that changing routine every month helps keep the benefits up (I've heard it before too: after some time, the body grows accustomed to the training, thus lowering the energy response to it).

Oh, and I've only recently changed from reading my weight in pounds to reading it in kg; I've also stopped taking my measurements in inches and now use cm. For some strange reason, the body is one of the very few things that is still measured with the imperial system (at least in my family, and I wouldn't be surprised to learn it is the same all over Canada). I thought it was time to get rid of this anomaly.
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on June 21, 2007, 08:00:
 
ah, yeah I can see that too. after 3 months you just are so bored and tired of working out every day or every other day.

Changing it up is good too! I'm not creative enough to think of ways to change my workouts on my own. I look forward to the beginning of the next school term. Fencing team, Here I come! reminds me I need to dust off my swords [Smile] they haven't been touched since february [Eek!]
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on June 21, 2007, 08:11:
 
BA: One of my best friends died when I was in highschool... I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. [Frown]

I wish there was Wii Fencing, that would be cool. Wii lightsaber sports anyone?

Stereo: but pounds are easier to lose! [Razz]
 
Posted by nerdwithnofriends (Member # 3773) on June 21, 2007, 08:30:
 
Way to go Stereo! I, too, need to begin the process of getting back in shape. I know I need to because some of the hikes I've been going on with my friends have forced me to have to catch my breath.

There's not much I can do right now, as I don't have any gym memberships and the student gym isn't open to me, but I /have/ been doing some calisthenics... pushups, situps, etc. When I'm waiting for something to compile or download here at work I'll usually drop and do ten pushups. In fact, I'll probably do some after I'm done writing this [Smile]

I'm not so much concerned about my weight; 300 lbs (140 kilos? 2.2-to-1, right?) is a healthy weight for me (for those of you who don't know, I'm a big, big guy). I weigh more than that now, and I need to bring it down if only to liven up my step when I hike/run/kick ass.

Anyways, Stereo, good luck and $DEITY speed!
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on June 21, 2007, 08:33:
 
Lovey, I don't think 300lbs is a healthy weight for anybody. Yes, you're huge, but... still.
 
Posted by nerdwithnofriends (Member # 3773) on June 21, 2007, 08:41:
 
You'd be surprised. That's what I weighed at the end of my last football season, so that's what I consider a healthy weight. It's just a matter of changing the muscle-to-fat ratio back to where it used to be, that's all.
 
Posted by CommanderShroom (Member # 2097) on June 21, 2007, 08:41:
 
Definitely sorry to hear about your loss BA. I have have lost 3 friends in the last 4 years to various things. I still find that my mind will wander to them, even now.

I have begun to lose some of the weight I have picked up over the last few years myself. It is tough since I <3 my burgers, sodas and anything that even has the hint of unhealthy. But I am back down to a more manageable 205lbs. Though it would really be sweet to get back to the 175-180 I was about 4 years ago. Because I still have a bunch of pants that I would like wear. [Razz]
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on June 21, 2007, 08:44:
 
We should start a GC weightlosswars challenge (www.weightlosswars.com).

Its free to sign up but I think you have to pay like $10 to enroll in a challenge.

You basically compete against each other to lose weight in healthy ways.

and I don't know if canucks and eurotrash (uh... <3) can enroll.
 
Posted by Lost1soul (Member # 8387) on June 21, 2007, 08:50:
 
quote:
Originally posted by business attire:
We should start a GC weightlosswars challenge (www.weightlosswars.com).

Its free to sign up but I think you have to pay like $10 to enroll in a challenge.

You basically compete against each other to lose weight in healthy ways.

and I don't know if canucks and eurotrash (uh... <3) can enroll.

This is a delightful idea! But forget that.....we could totally set up our own. You guys are programmers.....come up with some nifty way for all of us to keep track of it.....and even better, for free.
 
Posted by CommanderShroom (Member # 2097) on June 21, 2007, 08:54:
 
quote:
Originally posted by business attire:
You basically compete against each other to lose weight in healthy ways.

and I don't know if canucks and eurotrash (uh... <3) can enroll.

Well if it has to be in healthy ways, I am already out of the competition. You do not want to know how I lose weight. All legal of course. But healthy? I bet if I actually would see my doctor he would have a fit. Well, the few times I have bothered going, I get the standard lecture. "You smoke too much, you drink too much, you eat terribly, and you need to ... blah, blah, blah."

But I do believe that the everyone should be included. So long as we can agree on a proper form of measurement. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Astronomer Jedi (Member # 4699) on June 21, 2007, 09:01:
 
quote:
Originally posted by business attire:
and I don't know if canucks and eurotrash (uh... <3) can enroll.

How about the rest of us? [Razz]
 
Posted by Sxeptomaniac (Member # 3698) on June 21, 2007, 09:49:
 
Well, I've been slowly losing weight myself, as I've been trying to get back into shape. I was up to 205 lbs, and I'm at about 195 now. I'm hoping to do a backpacking trip with the trailcrew in July, and I think I'm almost ready.
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on June 21, 2007, 10:16:
 
We should start a GC weightlosswars challenge
awesome idea

/me issues coding challenge for a GC weight loss tracking program.
 
Posted by nerdwithnofriends (Member # 3773) on June 21, 2007, 10:29:
 
I'll look into the coding thing, but no guarantees... I don't have much free time these days, and my weekends are my time. But I don't think it would be too complicated... database with uname, password, weight goal and some progress tracking mechanism... and simple interface thereto. Should be easy to do with Django or Rails.
 
Posted by TSG (Member # 8350) on June 21, 2007, 10:34:
 
I understand about losing your best friend. My best friend since junior high died 3 years ago and I still miss her like crazy. Find myself wanting to call her...even after all this time.

Weight is a bad subject with me. Having been heavy all my life, and finally deciding 2 years ago that I was done with that, I had a gastric lap band surgery done. Now, 12 pounds from my ultimate goal, I've been basically stuck for nearly 4 months and am at my wit's end half the time. Up the exercise, vary the calories, blah blah blah. I lose a pound, then I'm right back to stuck again.

I'm all for a challenge though.
 
Posted by Metasquares (Member # 4441) on June 21, 2007, 11:35:
 
quote:
Originally posted by nerdwithnofriends:
I'll look into the coding thing, but no guarantees... I don't have much free time these days, and my weekends are my time. But I don't think it would be too complicated... database with uname, password, weight goal and some progress tracking mechanism... and simple interface thereto. Should be easy to do with Django or Rails.

Moving average and curve fitting would be beneficial. I'll be glad to help with the regression if you're interested.
 
Posted by Just_Jess_B (Member # 2161) on June 21, 2007, 12:00:
 
Congratulations!

I, too, am trying to fix my own stress-and-noveling-earned BMI . . . frustrating but I'm going to the gym nearly every day. You can do it, and I am looking forward to joining you in the under-30 BMI set.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on June 21, 2007, 15:01:
 
I hate gyms. They bore me. I'm amazed so many of you can tolerate them!
 
Posted by Steen (Member # 170) on June 21, 2007, 15:30:
 
Xanthine:
Not everyone hauls 60 pounds of stuff up and down the side of a mountain risking hypothermia for fun. Some people appreciate working out in an indoor environment [Smile]
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on June 21, 2007, 16:31:
 
But it's so boring inside. And hypothermia is easy to avoid if you aren't being stupid.

That said, when I was training for Denali I went to the gym when circumstances forced me into it. It was boring.
 
Posted by BooBooKitty (Member # 5566) on June 21, 2007, 16:33:
 
This all sounds like an interesting challenge. [Smile]

I kinda had a little headstart in my own weightloss, but that was due to other things. I have a personal goal to lose at least another 10-15 pounds.

What I've noticed is that even though I'm eating healthier these days, it's the PORTIONS that are killing me! You know how it is when the food tastes really good.

So how/when/where do we sign up for this challenge?
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on June 22, 2007, 06:16:
 
we have to wait for nerdwithnofriends and the rest to make the program, and some sort of online storage and sharing, and etc. Because its no use if you can't see other's progress -- thats the motivating right there.

Oh shits! BBK has lost 4% of her body weight/10 pounds/has burned 2189 calories (I don't know what metric we'll use...), I better go running today!
 
Posted by BooBooKitty (Member # 5566) on June 22, 2007, 06:22:
 
Of course there should be the standard disclaimer about consulting with your physician before starting any weightloss/diet program! :-)

Incidentally, I have my yearly checkup next week. I'll see what shape I'm in this year compared to last! [Razz]
 
Posted by supaboy (Member # 183) on June 22, 2007, 06:26:
 
quote:
Originally posted by business attire:
I've always wanted a personal trainer.

I employed the services of a personal trainer when I lived in Tennessee. She was a sharp cookie: as soon as I started some lifts, she noticed little details like the order I was bringing the muscles into play. For example, on leg presses, she saw the slight (just half an inch) sideways movement of my knee. By focusing on that through lots of repetition, we were able to change the firing order and bring some balance back to the strengths of the various parts of my quadriceps.

Also, we did a lot of core training. I'd done lots of long bike rides, but after working with her I noticed that I was finishing long rides feeling much better than before and still in good form.

Pick your trainer carefully, though. I've heard other people talk about how their trainers had them do 20 minutes of warm-up when the session started, had trainers who took cell-phone calls during the sessions, etc. Mine expected me to warm up on my own before the sessions, virtually ignored other people while she worked with me, didn't let me pull any crap while we were working, and drew up plans for sessions and diet on her own time.

We also had compatible personalities, and quoted Napoleon Dynamite between sets and machines.

Worth every cent I spent for it.

quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
But it's so boring inside.

The scenery inside my gym is rather nice. [Wink]
 
Posted by BooBooKitty (Member # 5566) on June 22, 2007, 06:29:
 
quote:
Originally posted by supaboy:
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
But it's so boring inside.

The scenery inside my gym is rather nice. [Wink]
Shouldn't you keep an eye on how your handling your equipment? Wouldn't want you to take a mis-step on that treadmill now, would we? [Wink]
 
Posted by supaboy (Member # 183) on June 22, 2007, 07:08:
 
quote:
Originally posted by BooBooKitty:
Shouldn't you keep an eye on how your handling your equipment? Wouldn't want you to take a mis-step on that treadmill now, would we? [Wink]

That's the difference between ogling and gawking, heh.
 
Posted by BooBooKitty (Member # 5566) on June 22, 2007, 07:11:
 
quote:
Originally posted by supaboy:
quote:
Originally posted by BooBooKitty:
Shouldn't you keep an eye on how your handling your equipment? Wouldn't want you to take a mis-step on that treadmill now, would we? [Wink]

That's the difference between ogling and gawking, heh.
Either way, both will get you into some sort of trouble. [Wink]
 
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on June 22, 2007, 07:52:
 
Re: challenge - do we really need a complicated setting? What about everyone just writes their day/week/month accomplishments (even if just "managed to cut back on the brownies, lost 2 pounds in the last month"). Sure, those who train seriously can add more (like official weight*, time spent on training, goals attained and such), but others could join up with whatever information they want to share.

Hey, everyone could spend a couple of bucks on a tailor measuring tape (?) and post bust/chest, waist and hip measurements, add the weight if they want to (precise if taken with a spring, electronic or medical scale, clothes on or off, morning or evening), and we could all see each other's progresses. Anyway, I consider measurements to be a better tracking tool than just weight, because one could loose a kg of fat and gain a kg of muscles: the scale will show no change, but the tape will.

I'll give you mine tomorrow, as I didn't checked this morning (raised late and took too much time in the shower), and tonight is my first training (so I'll have to wait until my water level is stabilized again to get a good weight reading). But it'll be honest - anonymous admirators** could buy me sexy clothes based on them, and they would fit.


* I consider an "official" weight one taken with a medical scale, ideally with someone else taking care of it - be it a nurse, a personnal trainer, or a cousin who happen to have access to one and knows how to use it.

** One can dream! [crazy] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sxeptomaniac (Member # 3698) on June 22, 2007, 09:14:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
I hate gyms. They bore me. I'm amazed so many of you can tolerate them!

I get bored at normal gyms, too. I joined an indoor climbing gym, as it gives me enough variety to keep me interested.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on June 22, 2007, 09:26:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
I hate gyms. They bore me. I'm amazed so many of you can tolerate them!

I get bored at normal gyms, too. I joined an indoor climbing gym, as it gives me enough variety to keep me interested.
See, I find even indoor rock gyms a bit boring compared to the outdoor version. Something about real rock...plastic holds can't compare.

I can, however, enjoy martial arts indoors.

supa: a few months ago, I found myself in the cardio studio at my school's rec center. The cardio studio has big picture windows overlooking the pool. I was down at the diving well end. It was boring as hell until about seven or eight hot dudes showed up in swim trunks and started goofing around the diving boards. Unfortunately, none of them were particularily good at diving so my interest waned fairly quickly, but it was nice while it lasted.
 
Posted by zesovietrussian (Member # 1177) on June 22, 2007, 14:16:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
I hate gyms. They bore me. I'm amazed so many of you can tolerate them!

I get bored at normal gyms, too. I joined an indoor climbing gym, as it gives me enough variety to keep me interested.
See, I find even indoor rock gyms a bit boring compared to the outdoor version. Something about real rock...plastic holds can't compare.

I can, however, enjoy martial arts indoors.

supa: a few months ago, I found myself in the cardio studio at my school's rec center. The cardio studio has big picture windows overlooking the pool. I was down at the diving well end. It was boring as hell until about seven or eight hot dudes showed up in swim trunks and started goofing around the diving boards. Unfortunately, none of them were particularily good at diving so my interest waned fairly quickly, but it was nice while it lasted.

Back to good old "Jaaaaaack *droooool*" days, eh Xanthine? [Wink]

Stereo: BMI doesn't mean jack (note to Xanthine: no pun intended, [Razz] ) you should be looking at body fat percentage instead.
 
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on June 22, 2007, 17:08:
 
quote:
Originally posted by zesovietrussian:
Stereo: BMI doesn't mean jack (note to Xanthine: no pun intended, [Razz] ) you should be looking at body fat percentage instead.

I know BMI isn't a perfect solution, still it's fair indicator once you know about the exceptions. Plus, it's easier to calculate than body fat percentage. But I'll have the latter taken next week along with my fitness evaluation, so I'll have a better idea.

I'm also back from my first training. My head was feeling a bit light after the 20 min. of cardio training (not spinning per se - just light, and not for long). True that I mostly stayed over my target pulse, but I felt lowering the difficulty would have been too easy. DDR got me used to some serious pumping, I think.

I will definitely load my iPod with appropriate tunes for the next trainings, though. (Didn't bring it today because I was being shown around and had the machines explained, as it was my first time.)

Tune in tomorrow morning for my starting stats! (Now, I'm going to regain all lost calories by eating some dessert...)
 
Posted by zesovietrussian (Member # 1177) on June 22, 2007, 17:47:
 
All this fitness talk actually got me motivated enough to hit das gym tonight; hopefully I'll get to work in with some meathead so I'll have to lift what he's lifting instead of being a lazy bastid.
 
Posted by Slack User (Member # 9196) on June 22, 2007, 18:12:
 
all this talk makes me want to go gain weight so I can lose it and participate!!! [Frown] I'm a skinny guy right now. I pace too much.. What staff does GC have for programming?
 
Posted by iWanToUseaMac (Member # 4993) on June 22, 2007, 19:00:
 
My BMI stands in the 20 line, so no worries here, but I'm still very sedentary, and at my age is crucial to get the ideal body shape to avoid problems into adulthood.
 
Posted by BooBooKitty (Member # 5566) on June 22, 2007, 19:40:
 
quote:
Originally posted by iWanToUseaMac:
My BMI stands in the 20 line, so no worries here, but I'm still very sedentary, and at my age is crucial to get the ideal body shape to avoid problems into adulthood.

For you it's not so much the body shape as much as your overall health. [Wink] Teens do not always focus on the right things when it comes to their health. You're still developing to some degree. Make sure you at least maintain a healthy diet and get regular exercise. When you're done developing then you can think more about stuff like muscle development and toning or what have you.

[Smile]
 
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on June 23, 2007, 07:06:
 
Well, it's time for the ugly truth. Drumroll, please:

Weight: 85,6 kg [electronic, morning, no clothes] (that's about 189 lbs) - I have now lost 3 kg from my highest plateau.
Bust: 111cm (43 3/4 in.)
Waist: 92 cm (36 1/4 in.)
Hips: 109 cm (43 in.)
(I have also lost 3 to 4 cm for each, thus going down one size for sewing.)

So my goal is to lose about 10 kg* in order to go below the 30 BMI, which should also have me slim up by about 6 cm or more, for another size down. Hopefully, within 6 months or less. (And then, only 2 more sizes to lose, and I'll be thinner than I ever been since teenage - but I'm realist, and I don't expect to get there before a couple of years of training, if I can keep up.)

So there, no hiding anymore - you know it all.

(*edited because I had my height wrong when I first calculated my BMI - oops... and ouch!)
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on June 25, 2007, 05:52:
 
I'll fess up, too, just because stereo was so nice to tell us and so she doesn't go alone.

Weight: 152lbs or 69kg (up nearly ten pounds from february)
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Bust: 37" (94 cm)
Waist: 29" (73.5 cm)
Hip: 42" (106.5 cm) (junk in the trunk, anybody?)
BMI: 23

as for goals: I don't care about the measurements -- if I don't like what number the tag says I rip it out. But I feel best and healthiest at 145lbs. Thats 65.8 kg btw...

The doctors say I should aim for 135 but I look positively sickly at 140 -- they don't know what they're talking about.
 
Posted by Ashitaka (Member # 4924) on June 25, 2007, 06:51:
 
Well, This looks fun, and so its not just the ladies, i will join in as well.

Height 193 cm
weight 92 kg (down from 105 when I moved here and gave up driving)
BMI 24.7 ( I guess 25 is on the high end of healthy)

I don't know my bust size and I cannot do the other measurements as the only ruler in my office is staight and that would look a bit weird to my coworkers, me measureing my bust and all. ( I did have some small man boobs when I was heavier though. )
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on June 25, 2007, 07:02:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
Height 193 cm

you're tall! [hearts]
I like tall.
 
Posted by Ashitaka (Member # 4924) on June 25, 2007, 07:23:
 
quote:
Originally posted by business attire:
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
Height 193 cm

you're tall! [hearts]
I like tall.

I'm also married
 -
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on June 25, 2007, 07:30:
 
and you're also on another continent...
and I'm very happy with my (tall) boyfriend...

I was just stating my opinion on tall men... no harm in that is there? [Smile]
 
Posted by Slack User (Member # 9196) on June 25, 2007, 07:56:
 
Height 182.88 cm
weight 69 kg
BMI 20.3

I'd love to gain some weight but I guess my BMI says I'm average.. o.O
 
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on June 25, 2007, 08:22:
 
quote:
Originally posted by business attire:
The doctors say I should aim for 135 but I look positively sickly at 140 -- they don't know what they're talking about.

I agree with you. Both your BMI and your waistline says you are doing great. No need for you to turn into a skeleton. I would need to lose about 30 kg to get the same BMI.

But as for my health, studies has shown that overweight people losing 10% of their body-weight significantly lowers their health risks, so I'll start with that, thank you. Only once this goal attained will I aim for another 10% loss, and maybe another one after that. I'll still be plump enough to be visible, but my (healthy) life expectancy will have increased by few decade or two (or three), and that would be good.

Oh, and thanks to those who shared, too. (Not that I needed it - I believe I am mature enough to face the thruth no matter how unpleasant; it's just that I don't feel overly exhibitionistic anymore.)

Slack: depending on who you believe, you are getting close to too thin. (Most sources say the limit is 18, but some dissenting voices put it at 20; if you are moderately active - that is, you have some muscular mass, my personal opinion goes toward a 20 lower limit).
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on June 25, 2007, 08:36:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
Oh, and thanks to those who shared, too. (Not that I needed it - I believe I am mature enough to face the thruth no matter how unpleasant; it's just that I don't feel overly exhibitionistic anymore.)

psh, I didn't post that to make you feel better!! even though maybe I said that... but that wasn't all of it, I swear! This is the humble beginnings of my master GC weightloss club plan... then after this I will have no part in creating probably, since I don't program (I failed Java2 in highschool and that was that...).

I'm usually the brainchild behind projects (christmas card clearinghouse, anybody?), and then sit back and watch them fly while I get little credit.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on June 25, 2007, 08:43:
 
Ack...gyms...exercise...such unpleasant thoughts. [Razz]

I can't quite bring myself to embracing such a regimen to meet false ideals. [Wink]
[Yay for counter-culture slogans? =P]

I could probably stand to be in a bit better shape...but instead of doing silly indoors stuff like that, I just dragged my girlfriend out for a hike yesterday. Much more pleasant*, IMHO, except for the mosquito bites. Oh, and if no one hears from me in a few weeks, I was probably felled by West Nile. [Wink]

*Treadmill or stairclimber, anyone? [Wink]
 
Posted by zesovietrussian (Member # 1177) on June 25, 2007, 13:02:
 
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175lb
BMI: 24.4 - once again, just a meaningless random number. Bet our resident meatheads (WS and Supa) are well over 25, with under 10% body fat.

Goals? It would be nice to lose 5 pounds of fat and gain 5 pounds of muscle mass to get my body fat content under 10%, but I don't think it's worth the effort. A week or two of sushi and long bike rides will take care of the fat part, but the muscle part would require countless hours at das gym, and I'm just way too lazy for that.
 
Posted by BooBooKitty (Member # 5566) on June 25, 2007, 13:24:
 
I think I will wait until after I have my annual physical Friday before divulging me vitals. [Razz]
 
Posted by Slack User (Member # 9196) on June 26, 2007, 23:04:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
Slack: depending on who you believe, you are getting close to too thin. (Most sources say the limit is 18, but some dissenting voices put it at 20; if you are moderately active - that is, you have some muscular mass, my personal opinion goes toward a 20 lower limit).

I am thin in real life. I work out, though, and I eat a ton. I eat everything. Good food. Bad food. Other food. Even when I have periods of times I don't work out, and eat less healthy, I still stay the same body weight. It's like my body weight is extremely stable, I've had the same weight since I was a freshman in high school.

I know that if I wanted to gain weight I could do the massive protein diets, where you eat like every 3 hours tons of meat, but I just don't see why I would do that it seems like a LOT of work for something that overall is just for visual differences in my body mass. I feel healthy. then again it'd be cool to bulk up.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on June 27, 2007, 01:46:
 
190cm
100kg
bmi=27.7

When I met Mrs Druid:
66kg
bmi 18.3

Where I'd like to be:
90kg
bmi 25
 
Posted by HalfVast (Member # 3187) on June 27, 2007, 04:47:
 
Hmmm... By the numbers I'm obese.

Height 5' 10"
Weight 220 lbs
BMI 31.6

Guess it's time to get back to the fitness trail
and dust off the bicycle.
 
Posted by Just_Jess_B (Member # 2161) on June 27, 2007, 06:00:
 
Interesting quizzes on how portion sizes (though not "serving size") changed over the last 20 years and how much exercise it takes to burn it off:

Portion Distortion
 
Posted by mephisto (Member # 666) on June 28, 2007, 00:17:
 
quote:
Originally posted by HalfVast:
Hmmm... By the numbers I'm obese.

Height 5' 10"
Weight 220 lbs
BMI 31.6

Guess it's time to get back to the fitness trail
and dust off the bicycle.

Not necessarily. I'm the same dimensions as you, so to speak.
But in my case, almost 88-90% of that is muscle mass. Most of my weight is in my muscle. Muscle is heavy. Don't go crazy just because the BMI chart says you should worry. You could have a lot of muscle. And I don't believe the chart takes that into account.
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on June 28, 2007, 06:12:
 
Since I'm at work, and the database queen, I can easily make a chart of all this mess until someone with some skillz can make it some kind of interactive.


I'll probably just start with all the info in excel. Let me know if you have any ideas or... WHATEVER.

yeah, that was easy.
Also, stereo, how tall are you?
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on June 28, 2007, 08:09:
 
quote:
Originally posted by zesovietrussian:
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
I hate gyms. They bore me. I'm amazed so many of you can tolerate them!

I get bored at normal gyms, too. I joined an indoor climbing gym, as it gives me enough variety to keep me interested.
See, I find even indoor rock gyms a bit boring compared to the outdoor version. Something about real rock...plastic holds can't compare.

I can, however, enjoy martial arts indoors.

supa: a few months ago, I found myself in the cardio studio at my school's rec center. The cardio studio has big picture windows overlooking the pool. I was down at the diving well end. It was boring as hell until about seven or eight hot dudes showed up in swim trunks and started goofing around the diving boards. Unfortunately, none of them were particularily good at diving so my interest waned fairly quickly, but it was nice while it lasted.

Back to good old "Jaaaaaack *droooool*" days, eh Xanthine? [Wink]

Hardly. I haven't been back to that place in over a month. It's summer. I can play outside.

I just wish the people of Boulder would get the memo that no one looks good in spandex.
 
Posted by BooBooKitty (Member # 5566) on June 28, 2007, 08:12:
 
Spandex is sooooo wrong for some people. It's sooooo wrong.
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on June 28, 2007, 08:17:
 
especially chartreuse spandex.
 
Posted by BooBooKitty (Member # 5566) on June 28, 2007, 08:22:
 
Chartreuse?!?!?!

O.o
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on June 28, 2007, 08:49:
 
yeah. thats just ugly.
 
Posted by BooBooKitty (Member # 5566) on June 28, 2007, 09:06:
 
They should outlaw certain colors for clothing.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on June 28, 2007, 10:06:
 
Pink is also pretty bad. Especially on men. The Bianchi green is pretty scary too.

I also think that people in general should be banned from color-coordinating with their bicycles. Seriously. Just don't do it.
 
Posted by BooBooKitty (Member # 5566) on June 28, 2007, 10:09:
 
You've seen the T-Mobile pink cycling outfits haven't you? For the MEN'S sycling team!
 
Posted by WinterSolstice (Member # 934) on June 28, 2007, 10:11:
 
quote:
Originally posted by BooBooKitty:
You've seen the T-Mobile pink cycling outfits haven't you? For the MEN'S sycling team!

Nothing beats the Tiger Stripe outfit that Mario wore a couple years ago [Smile]
 
Posted by Just_Jess_B (Member # 2161) on June 28, 2007, 10:27:
 
quote:
Originally posted by WinterSolstice:
quote:
Originally posted by BooBooKitty:
You've seen the T-Mobile pink cycling outfits haven't you? For the MEN'S sycling team!

Nothing beats the Tiger Stripe outfit that Mario wore a couple years ago [Smile]
The Sweet-N-Low elf?
 
Posted by WinterSolstice (Member # 934) on June 28, 2007, 10:53:
 
Marco Pantani was all ears and attitude [Big Grin]

His drug use caused more problems for cycling than I care to think about. That dude was dirty.
 
Posted by Tominfla (Member # 6767) on June 28, 2007, 18:09:
 
Well here are a few vitals:

Weight: 173 lbs. (76.5 kg)
Height: 5' 10" (122.8 cm)
Waist: 33
Gut: suck it in won't look so bad (LOL not that bad)

I have a membership at a gym but I complain about my lower back giving out. [Razz]
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on June 29, 2007, 05:51:
 
Tamiflu, I think your math is off! I believe 5'10 is 178cm and you're actually 78.5kg. Or maybe MY math is wrong. [Eek!]
 
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on June 29, 2007, 07:22:
 
quote:
Originally posted by business attire:
Also, stereo, how tall are you?

I was measured Wednesday at 159cm. Doubth it has changed since.

Oh right, Wednesday was my fitness evaluation. Although my blood pressure was acceptable (118/60*, IIRC), I still have to work on my cardiovascular capacity. And my flexibility. And although I lack height in my jump, it seems that once my weight was taken in, I still ranged as "good" in the strenght category. So good news and bad news, but my PT (who did the evaluation) seemed confident that I would range as "acceptable" or better in all categories within 6 month of training. I hope she's right.


*A cardio class (with loud music) was going on in the next room, and with the music beat and vibrations from people jumping around, she had problem hearing/reading the diastolic pressure, so the second number may not be exact. But she didn't hesitate about the systolic one. And checking the numbers on pressure charts, it seems I'm not even close to hypertension, so that's reassuring - at least, that's a risk factor I don't have to worry about.
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on June 29, 2007, 07:51:
 
YAY now my spreadsheet is complete! I have (in both metric and imperial) height, starting weight, current weight, weight change, and BMI for all who have coughed up the info.

Excel is angry at me because of my use of circular formulae, but it can bugger off.

Systolic is really easy to hear, you hear a loud clear heartbeat until the cuff pressure cuts it off. For diastolic you have to listen really closely for the faintest little heartbeat to figure out when exactly the bloodpressure overcomes the cuff pressure.
 
Posted by Tominfla (Member # 6767) on July 04, 2007, 17:35:
 
quote:
Tamiflu, I think your math is off! I believe 5'10 is 178cm and you're actually 78.5kg. Or maybe MY math is wrong.
I think you are correct. I did my conversion based on the Apple calculator and probably put in the wrong info. I am not surprised that my numbers didn't come out right. Math hates me. [Razz]
 
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on July 24, 2007, 06:12:
 
So it's been about a month since I started training; it is time for an update:

Bust: 110,5 cm
Waist: 91,5 cm
Hips: 109 cm
Weight: 85.8 kg*

*I'd like to mention that in the first two weeks, I actually gained some weight - I had been back up to 87 kg. Maybe I gained more muscle than I lost fat. But in the last two weeks, I started losing it back. I have been as low as 85,4 kg, but then there was a chocolate sale, and I may have abused them.

Anyway, I didn't looked toward immediate results, but rather long-term gains toward fitness. And my results on the weight-machines tell me I am doing well. For example, on leg-press, I started at 300 lbs, and I am now doing around 450 lbs. On biceps curls, I started at 30 lbs, and now I am at about 45 lbs; even better on pushdown (triceps?) where I started at 30 lbs too, and now I am doing 50 lbs. Oh, and I do more half-crunches (back almost flat on the ground, only raise the shoulders) with arms at head level than I first did with arms crossed on the torso.

All in all, I am pretty satisfied about this first month. I expect to show some real weight loss next month, but maybe less weight-pushing gains.

Anyone else care to share any change/goal reached since last month?
 
Posted by BooBooKitty (Member # 5566) on July 24, 2007, 06:21:
 
Way to go, Stereo!! :-) [Applause]

Meanwhile, my attempts to trim down and get fit sorta got thrown out the window with the hypertension thing. So that's been my primary focus as of late. In addition, it seems that I may have gained back about 5 pounds in the past month. Hopefully I can whittle away at that by focusing on my overall diet.
 
Posted by TSG (Member # 8350) on July 24, 2007, 06:44:
 
I've been struggling to lose my last 20 pounds for about 6 months. It's down to 10 officially as of Saturday.

My body has spent a great deal of time reshaping itself over the last six months, and I've built some muscle. That's why I try very hard to NOT pay attention to the scale too much. It counts, but not as much as say - how my clothes fit.
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on July 24, 2007, 06:59:
 
Ugh, I've gained even more weight since stereo started this whole thread. Officially up 11 pounds from my previous 145, actually, despite a healthy and active lifestyle. All gained in the past 3 months.

I blame the hormones I'm taking. My doctor does too, as she told me last Tuesday. Apparently its a common side effect :shrug: I've actually gone up two bra sizes, from B to D, and I keep telling myself that most of the weight I've gained is in the form of the pendulous meat pelts hanging off my chest, and not on my butt.
 
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on July 24, 2007, 07:21:
 
BA, dear, are you looking for a lover? 'Cause you're about to turn most - if not all - local male geeks into drooling, oogling love- (or sex-) slaves if you continue boasting about your feminine attributes this way... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on July 24, 2007, 07:25:
 
you call "pendulous meat pelts" bragging? [Wink]


also, a girl should never turn down an opportunity to flaunt a little and be funny at the same time.

As bodacious and lusciously full figured as you are, I'm surprised you don't brag about your own meat pelts [Smile]
 
Posted by zesovietrussian (Member # 1177) on July 24, 2007, 07:59:
 
quote:
Originally posted by business attire:
Ugh, I've gained even more weight since stereo started this whole thread. Officially up 11 pounds from my previous 145, actually, despite a healthy and active lifestyle. All gained in the past 3 months.

I blame the hormones I'm taking. My doctor does too, as she told me last Tuesday. Apparently its a common side effect :shrug: I've actually gone up two bra sizes, from B to D, and I keep telling myself that most of the weight I've gained is in the form of the pendulous meat pelts hanging off my chest, and not on my butt.

Well then, you know the drill. All in the name of science, right fellas? [evil]
 
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on July 24, 2007, 08:00:
 
quote:
Originally posted by business attire:
As bodacious and lusciously full figured as you are, I'm surprised you don't brag about your own meat pelts [Smile]

There's not much to brag about an uneven (big) B-(medium) C. My body fat is like icing on a cake: evenly spread all around. I'd like to say that I'm nice to squeeze from all sides, but after your own temptations, it may be too much for our male friends. [Big Grin]

quote:
Originally posted by business attire:
also, a girl should never turn down an opportunity to flaunt a little and be funny at the same time.

Ah, you're right. So no more false humility: you should see what I can do with a Wii! [Eek!] [crazy] [Cool]
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on July 24, 2007, 08:23:
 
quote:
Originally posted by zesovietrussian:
Well then, you know the drill. All in the name of science, right fellas? [evil]

I don't think you're allowed to say things like that anymore, as you've entirely stopped talking to me. Hmmph!
 
Posted by Steen (Member # 170) on July 24, 2007, 11:04:
 
quote:
Originally posted by business attire:
quote:
Originally posted by zesovietrussian:
Well then, you know the drill. All in the name of science, right fellas? [evil]

I don't think you're allowed to say things like that anymore, as you've entirely stopped talking to me. Hmmph!
Okay then... I'll ask for the scientific evidence [Big Grin]
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on July 24, 2007, 12:16:
 
bah.
 
Posted by Steen (Member # 170) on July 24, 2007, 13:35:
 
 -
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on July 24, 2007, 18:24:
 
quote:
Originally posted by business attire:
I've actually gone up two bra sizes, from B to D, and I keep telling myself that most of the weight I've gained is in the form of the pendulous meat pelts hanging off my chest, and not on my butt.

Pics or it never happened.
 
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on August 23, 2007, 04:44:
 
Hey, time for another update!

So this morning, I weighed in at 84,2 kg (about 185,5 lbs)
Bust: 110 cm
Waist: 91,5 cm
Hips: 108 cm

I don't know how accurate the weigth is, because yesterday, I was as 85 - 800 g lost in a day (almost 2 pounds)? Seems like I lost some water, and I'll go up once that's stabilized. Or that I was boasted for some reason, and that training cleared up that. So I'll keep it this way for now. Also, I may not have lost at the waist, but my fat reserve above and under my waist (lower thorax and higher hips) have gone down about 1 cm, so it's ok.

Conclusion: two months in my training, I'm still pretty happy with the results. In a little more than a week, I'll start a new routine focused on weight loss, so next month's update may show even more results - I hope! [Wink]
 
Posted by BooBooKitty (Member # 5566) on August 25, 2007, 17:46:
 
Stereo! You might want to check this out. It looks like they operate out by your neck of the woods. :-)

http://www.cardiopleinair.ca/en/index.php
 
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on September 25, 2007, 07:05:
 
Bringing the thread back again for the third monthly update.

So this morning, the scale showed 83 kg (about 183 lbs), although shifting my weight around managed to trick it down to 82,8 kg.
Bust: 109 cm (42 7/8 in.)
Waist: 91 cm (35 7/8 in.)
Hips: 108 cm (42 1/2 in.)

So after 3 months of regular exercising, I have lost 2.6 kg of total weight (more, if you exclude the muscle mass gain, but I can't say how much) and about 1-2 cm from my original measurements. Flat and toned tummy is rising on my horizon. [Big Grin]

I kinda expected better results, but at least, I'm still losing. Some clothes I couldn't wear because they were too tight are now fitting. So I'll hang in, and continue to train, until I reach my goal of a below-30 BMI. I still have to lose 8 kg, but everyone tell me my efforts are showing results. (My mother looked impressed last week-end, so I take that as a good sign.)

Oh, and I'll continue bothering you with it until my goal is reached (then I'll throw a virtual party) or the end of my 12 month gym registration. [Big Grin]

Oh, and I bought a bicycle, so I'll have another way to burn calories. Maybe next summer, I'll go to work with it.
 
Posted by stevenback7 (Member # 5114) on September 25, 2007, 18:05:
 
Awesome work Stereo!!!
 
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on October 23, 2007, 06:22:
 
Fourth month's results are in!

Weight: 81 kg* (about 178 lbs - finally, I'm under 180! Yay me!)
Bust: 108 cm (42,5 in.)
Waist: 90 cm (35,5 in. - getting real close to break under the 35 in. limit health sites are warning about)
Hips: 107 cm (42 in.)

* Now, this month's weight loss isn't entirely due to exercising, as I caught a bad bug that got me sick over the weekend. But I ate normally yesterday, so I guess I can take it as official, and have it as reference point for next month.

This month's comments: I can see the first milestones getting real close. There's the 35 in waist mark I just mentioned, and I'll soon have lost 10% of body mass since my highest plateau. still have plenty of work ahead for getting under a 30 BMI, but if I keep the current rate, I should reach it within 6 months or so. (On the downside, I would have to go down to 65 kg to reach a "healty" BMI. Yes, still plenty of work ahead.)

Oh, and my gym got a DDR machine! One more reason to go regularly! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on October 23, 2007, 19:06:
 
[Applause] [Applause] [Applause]

awesome Stereo.
 
Posted by hal9000 (Member # 9896) on October 24, 2007, 20:50:
 
A fellow was reading the paper one day lamenting the fact that his doctor has ordered him to lose 75 pounds. Next thing he sees is an advertisement for a guaranteed weight loss program. "Guaranteed like heck," he thinks to himself. "But lets see what they think they can do." He calls them on the phone and subscribes to the 3 day, 10 LB weight loss program.

The next day there comes a knock at his door, and when he answers, there stands before him a voluptuous, athletic 19 year old babe dressed in nothing but a pair of Nikes and a sign hanging around her neck. She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss company. The sign reads, "If you can catch me, you can have me." Without a second thought he takes off after her. A few miles later, huffing and puffing, he finally catches her and has his way with her. After they are through he kisses the girl one last time and thinks to himself with a nod, "I like the way this company does business." For the next two days, the same girl shows up and the same thing happens each time. On the fourth day, he weigh himself and, sure enough, he has lost 10 pounds.

Deciding that he likes his somewhat more slender physique, not to mention the method of treatment, he calls the company back and subscribes to their 5 day, 20 LB weight loss program. He thinks that losing 20 pounds in only 5 days seems like a lot, but he is intrigued by what their workout schedule might be like this time.

As expected, the next day there comes a knock at his door. When he answers it there stands a 22 year old knockout dressed in nothing but a pair of Reeboks and a sign hanging around her neck. She is simply stunning, the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss company. The sign reads, "If you can catch me, you can have me." He's out the door like a shot. This gal is in excellent shape and it takes a while to catch her. But when he does, it is worth every cramp and wheeze. She is wonderful, the best he has ever had. He is really looking forward to the next four days... For the next four days, the same girl shows up and the same thing happens each time, much to his delight. On the sixth day, he weighs himself and, unbelievably, he has lost another 20 pounds.

I love this company, he thinks to himself, "I never knew losing weight could be so easy and so much fun." Feeling much better about himself, he decides to go for broke and subscribe to the company's 7 day, 50 pound weight loss program. "Are you sure, sir?" Asks the representative on the phone. "This is our most vigorous program." "Absolutely," says he, "I love your program. Haven't felt this good in years!"

The next day there comes a knock at his door and he enthusiastically answers it. There stands before him a 200 pound perfect specimen of a man dressed in nothing but racing spikes and a sign around his neck. He introduces himself as a representative of the weight loss company. The sign reads, "If I can catch you, I can have you."
 
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on October 25, 2007, 10:08:
 
Hal: Do you think I could register for their 50 pounds weight loss program and pretend I'm male? The guy wouldn't have much problem catching me... [crazy] (I've never been a good runner, so my chances are that taking the 10 or 20 lbs program as a female would make me lose weight, but I couldn't get the perks...)

Good one, anyway. [Big Grin] (And laughter is said to be a great exercise, too!)
 
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on November 27, 2007, 08:04:
 
Guess what? Month #5 update!

The news are mixed this month. I weighed in at 81,6 kg (about 175.5 lbs), and that would be a slight increase. But if you read last month's update, I got sick just before giving the results, and as could be guessed, I gained some more before losing it again. As for measurements:

Bust: 108 cm (42,5 in.)
Waist: 90 cm (35,5 in.)
Hips: 106,5 cm (42 in.)

Again, not much changes except for a slight decrease at the hips. So I'd say the slight gain of weight was the result of an increase muscular mass rather than putting back some fat. And there's some good news in another number: beyond the usual bust/waist/hip, I also measure the "fat storage areas", among others: my circumference at the upper hip bone (rather than the fullest of my bottom), and there I lost a full 2 cm.

So I still hope to reach two important milestones within the next month, that is, a 10% loss of body mass, and a waist of 35 in. (about 88,5 cm) or lower. That means, losing a little more than 1 kg and 0,5 cm at the waist. (All right, if I was to exclude the muscle mass gain, I probably already reached the first one. But being that close, I'll keep it straight, as it only makes the feat greater.) Oh, and I should have my second fitness test in December too, so it's going to be a big update next month!
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on April 07, 2009, 10:26:
 
HOLY NECROPOST!


but I was thinking about this thread, and what are you gonna do? Kick me off the forum?

Stereo, did you lose more weight?

Anybody else lose more weight?

I lost all mine and more that I was complaining about back then. Lost the pendulous meat pelts, too. [Smile]
 
Posted by Ashitaka (Member # 4924) on April 07, 2009, 11:39:
 
t + 1 year, haven't gained any weight back.
 
Posted by Ashitaka (Member # 4924) on April 07, 2009, 11:47:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
Well, This looks fun, and so its not just the ladies, i will join in as well.

Height 193 cm
weight 92 kg (down from 105 when I moved here and gave up driving)
BMI 24.7 ( I guess 25 is on the high end of healthy)

I don't know my bust size and I cannot do the other measurements as the only ruler in my office is staight and that would look a bit weird to my coworkers, me measureing my bust and all. ( I did have some small man boobs when I was heavier though. )

wow, that was a while ago, I am actually at 81 kg now, and have been so for a year, almost.
 
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on April 07, 2009, 11:57:
 
Heh! No. I even stopped training. Yeah, I know, bad Stereo. At some point, I just couldn't bother using over two hours two or three times a week to see zero results.

Of course, I put back some weight, but not all I have lost. And I do try to exercise every once in a while. I have my Wii Fit, and I just bought some exercise DVDs. The problem still stays that I try not to make too much noise so not to annoy my downstair neighbour. Otherwise, I would DDR into underweight levels! (Ok, probably not, but you know what I mean.)

And related to that, you have missed some not-quite-news-but-almost: I have started looking around to buy a house, and thus get rid of down- (and up-!) stairs neighbours altogether. No more limitations when I feel like making noise and pounding on the floor, no more being annoyed by the kid running and the mother walking hard. With mortgage rates at record lows (do someone remember about almost 20% rates?) and more people selling than buying, it's perfect time. I just dread the trouble, but I think it's going to be worth it.
 
Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on April 07, 2009, 14:24:
 
business attire wrote:
HOLY NECROPOST!


but I was thinking about this thread, and what are you gonna do? Kick me off the forum?


Of course we wouldn't kick you off the forum

*installs a water purifier on the water line leading to BA's shower*

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on April 08, 2009, 06:34:
 
yay! I get to shower with a liter per minute!
 
Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on April 08, 2009, 07:10:
 
Using less water is good for the environment [Big Grin]
 


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