2024 weight loss and fitness accountability club

CatmanV2

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Well here we are again, start of a new year. Notwithstanding the logic around *not* trying to make significant changes 'just because of the date' *personally* I'm looking at some small tweaks that I want to introduce.
I'm still carrying too much weight, mostly because I am still drinking more than I should. I need to address this as it's having a negative impact on my blood pressure (or something is) and at 53 that's not where I want to be.
Carrying on training with my PT and run club. Been getting a good mix of cardio and strength training, which is great. Keep getting injured, however, so need to be conscious of that.
And in a different vein I am trying to deal with things as I see them. If it's out of place or annyong, put it away, or throw it away kind of thing. This is actually proving to be very enjoyable so far (been trying for a couple of days) My office is looking great and far more conducive to work, for example.

So that's me
1) Reduce the booze (so I can get in all my clothes!)
2) Continue training (with the goal to get back to 5k)
3) Put it away or bin it.

I'm thinking these are pretty damned achievable. Number 1 will be the hardest by far, so I'm not going to beat myself up on it, but do need to face facts.

C
 

philw696

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Good Luck Chris.
I'm going to be 62 this year and feel quite happy with myself averaging around 87 KG and feel healthier than I have in a long time.
I'm lucky that my workshop and what I do around the property is the best exercise for me.
My consumption of alcohol has reduced massively and when I do drink I really appreciate what I'm drinking might be an age thing.
Anyway wishing you all with your own goals the Best of Luck.
 

zagatoes30

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No issue with the exercise regime but need to pull back on alcohol and silly food, will see how we get on

2023 was my best ever, no RTAs, with a total of 2785.8 miles covered, that is over 106 Marathons. My weekly walking average was just 50 miles and my daily step average was 21k.

I might need some new walking shoes though


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DLax69

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Having cut out the booze, I can attest to how life (and gut) changing that is. The other thing, surprisingly, is the amount of added salt in things. My BP was likewise creeping up, Chris, and I determined not to take meds. Cutting out added salt fixed it...

If we are trying to capture intentions for 2024, mine are to get outside even more than I already do, and to do some sort of exercise (even if just a good stretch) each day...

OK, so that's out in the Universe now.
 

CatmanV2

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Having cut out the booze, I can attest to how life (and gut) changing that is. The other thing, surprisingly, is the amount of added salt in things. My BP was likewise creeping up, Chris, and I determined not to take meds. Cutting out added salt fixed it...

If we are trying to capture intentions for 2024, mine are to get outside even more than I already do, and to do some sort of exercise (even if just a good stretch) each day...

OK, so that's out in the Universe now.

We don't need to cut out salt. A 250g packet lasts us *months* because we basically never eat processed food. This is not a 'oh look at us' but we just weren't brought up to eat processed food and restaurants were probably a once every 6 months.

I don't want to *stop* drinking. Yet.

C
 

MarkMas

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I'm going skiing 2 weeks from now, and will definitely die on the slopes, so that sorts out 2024. 65, overweight, unfit, like a drink, pre-diabetes. Probably end in death.
 

Scaf

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I will contribute to this thread once I return from a week of over indulgence and winter sun……….

But seriously, I have to lose some weight, manage my blood pressure but most importantly build some muscle and improve my mobility…… I am feeling old.

Last year I lost a stone Jan - April and put it all back in between May and December :(

This year I want to lose the weight and keep it off.
 

CatmanV2

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So that's four of us. Although, frankly, very little short of a global apocalypse will stop @2b1ask1 from doing 3 times the work of any normal human.....

Dunno what (if any) metrics I'm going to use. I guess BP (which I daren't take just yet) and jeans fitting (not an SI unit) will be mine....

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DLax69

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We don't need to cut out salt. A 250g packet lasts us *months* because we basically never eat processed food. This is not a 'oh look at us' but we just weren't brought up to eat processed food and restaurants were probably a once every 6 months.

I don't want to *stop* drinking. Yet.

C
We eat no processed food, either...save the occasional restaurant meal. But even things like peanut butter and mayonnaise or salad dressing or hot sauces generally use a ton of salt. Bakery goods, too...

How much is a stone?

Also, I think it all ends in death...
 

MarkMas

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So that's four of us. Although, frankly, very little short of a global apocalypse will stop @2b1ask1 from doing 3 times the work of any normal human.....

Dunno what (if any) metrics I'm going to use. I guess BP (which I daren't take just yet) and jeans fitting (not an SI unit) will be mine....

C

A useful measure (when I was gradually getting fitter a couple of years ago) was being able to crouch down to get a beer out of the bottom of the drinks fridge, and then being able to stand up again without (a) making a dad noise and (b) without using the counter-top as leverage.

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CatmanV2

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How much is a stone?

14 lbs....

Also, I think it all ends in death...

True, but there's a point of getting to the point of death and still being in reasonable shape (yes I know the meme about skidding into your grave) but I look at my mother (who is basically unable to walk) or my sister (61 this month) and very overweight, as has been for as many years as we have been alive, and that is not how I want to be

C
 

CatmanV2

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A useful measure (when I was gradually getting fitter a couple of years ago) was being able to crouch down to get a beer out of the bottom of the drinks fridge, and then being able to stand up again without (a) making a dad noise and (b) without using the counter-top as leverage.

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Like it, but way below my current capability (well 5 bottles might be an issue, but a single beer would be zero issue) :D

C
 

DLax69

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14 lbs....



True, but there's a point of getting to the point of death and still being in reasonable shape (yes I know the meme about skidding into your grave) but I look at my mother (who is basically unable to walk) or my sister (61 this month) and very overweight, as has been for as many years as we have been alive, and that is not how I want to be

C
No, I absolutely agree that making these deposits now only help later. Was just trying to make Mark feel better!

I don't need to lose a whole stone then...perhaps some pebbles. As I've already lost my marbles...
 

CatmanV2

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Not weighing but had a pretty good feeling week last week. Had a couple of drinks over the weekend, but a massive reduction.

Plenty of (formal) exercise as well as a significant uptick in other calorie expenditure doing stuff.

Well done @2b1ask1 and @zagatoes30 !

C
 

philw696

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Haven't weighed myself but this house renovation is certainly the Best Gym membership ever as the aerobic exercise I'm getting I've had to pull my belt in another notch and my stomach feels firmer.
Well Done to all having a go.