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This was me on 15th March. Ashamed to admit - 24st 2lbs. This is now. 17st 2lbs. Still a long way to go but I'm up for the challenge!

Me again. Had an eye on today as it's 1 year since my first weigh in at MvF. This is the result. 108lbs. A bit proud of myself, mostly embarrassed at what a fat cunt I was. Still, onwards and not outw

After years of hearing like a Roman emperor I had the sudden realization that I was the fattest person in most rooms. At only 5'7 I weighed nearly 20 stone. I was virtually a perfect sphere. Earl

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I have no idea why and it no doubt indicates my childishness but I read that wanking for a moment.

i tried it but i dont think 30 seconds is really enough to be of benefit 

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I've been enjoying running recently more than I ever have in my life, been getting a proper buzz from it. Ran my first 10k at the weekend in 56:21 which I'm chuffed with. 

The improvements in time and pacing over the last few weeks have been huge which I'm not sure is due to running or down to how unfit I was so any improvement seems huge. 

Anyway the point if this post is to ask if anyone has good shoulder stretches or exercises? It was pissing down during the last 1.5km of my 10k and I was knackered so my form dipped and my shoulders have been agony ever since. 

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Had my latest appointment at the doctor's yesterday. I've lost 2.5kg from my last one in April, she took a fair bit of blood and told me if there was anything bad she'd let me know. Hopefully when I can go back to work and be more active I'll start shifting a bit more weight as well. Eh, what happens happens. 

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What android app(s) do people on here use to measure walking distance/steps? The one i have been using for a while is seemingly very inaccurate. I am now using the map my walk app, and just this morning, it says i have done 4.20miles, compared to the 3.26 miles it says on the old, pre installed app i have been using for a while

It is very frustrating that i have been seemingly walking much further than i had previously thought, i had a hunch it wasnt accurate

 

 

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1 hour ago, Ralphy said:

What android app(s) do people on here use to measure walking distance/steps? The one i have been using for a while is seemingly very inaccurate. I am now using the map my walk app, and just this morning, it says i have done 4.20miles, compared to the 3.26 miles it says on the old, pre installed app i have been using for a while

It is very frustrating that i have been seemingly walking much further than i had previously thought, i had a hunch it wasnt accurate

 

 

Strava tbh

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Been doing the "25 press ups over 25 days" thing on Facebook after a friend tagged me. Today was day 23 and I managed to do them all without needing to put my knees down. 

She also messaged me last night to tell me what an inspiration I was for managing to do them, and the progress I made with my diabetes, I think also because I share some stuff on there which is wholesome memes from other pages, or me talking about my own mental health. 

Ironically she's now behind me in the press ups because she found out she's pregnant and so has slowed them down, but it was nice. 

EDIT. I also got my blood results back from the doctor's on Friday. My HbA1c is down to 37, which is non-Diabetic, my cholesterol is 3.9 and my liver function is normal. She's said I can start reducing my Metformin dosage from 4 tablets a day to 3, which I think I'll start doing when my next prescription comes in in a couple of weeks. Next round of bloods in 3 months again, so start of October. I'll have been back in work for a couple of months by then as well. So let's see how we are. As a treat I had a pizza from the supermarket on Saturday night. If I get good news next time around I'll probably treat myself to a pizza again. 

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Hey Folks.

I am thinking of getting myself a mountain bike .

 

its been 30 years since I last had a bike , my dad lives in the country and I send one night a week with him so was thinking I could keep it there and take it when I need it. 
 

As I mentioned it has been 30 years so I am bit clueless on what to buy, how much to pay etc....

 

in short I’d be looking for something that I could cycle on roads and trails (so I guess I would need a mountain bike).

My boot in my car is quite small so I was thinking I may need something that I can pop the tyres off of easily when on the go.

 

i would be cycling it on the road also so ideally something that is suitable for both ???

 

Any ideas or suggestions or sites that are decent that I could take a look at ?

 

Thanks. 

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Folding mountain bikes do exist, not sure prices or of they are any good

if you dont plan to use it much, try and get a second hand one 

biggest thing is to have a decent saddle that fits well, my is ill fitting and gives me tremendous bollock burn 

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Turns out I’m brutally lactose intolerant now. Because I haven’t been for 30 years I keep forgetting and today had some cheesecake. Needless to say my arse hole isn’t thrilled.

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@FelatioLips"lactase" enzymes can be purchased as a make do to help out, if the stronger ones are purchased then that can help a lot

Certain strains of probiotics can also help in creating lactic acid, im sure a quick google will help if interested i struggle to tolerate dairy and both help 

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Cheers Ralphy but I’m not overly a big Dairy guy anyway. We’d already moved to Oat Milk and aside from the odd bit of cheese on a meal or cheesecake for someone’s birthday like yesterday, I rarely have it.

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7 minutes ago, FelatioLips said:

Cheers Ralphy but I’m not overly a big Dairy guy anyway. We’d already moved to Oat Milk and aside from the odd bit of cheese on a meal or cheesecake for someone’s birthday like yesterday, I rarely have it.


A tip on cheese i have learned, is that the harder (ooooerrrr) the cheese, such as cheddar, the lesser the lactose. If you read the "sugar" label on cheese, the amount is actually the amount of lactose per whatever the serving size, so that can help in choices

""Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) such as Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus may help digesting lactose contained in fermented dairy products and this could be beneficial to individuals suffering from lactose intolerance""

What puzzles me about this, at least in my case, is my various digestive issues have not always been a thing, and im in the mindset now that i am fairly sure that if i had these issues i would of had them since birth and not developed over time, so i try to improve my gut health. The probiotics i take are an expensive outlay of around £35, but last 180 days at one pill a day and are very strong

Might be worth getting some lactase pills and put them in storage, that way, if you are having things such as that, take one first and it should at least lessen the suffering

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Has anyone got any experience in using supplements to increase appetite? Mine is awful lately stemming from my noggin playing tricks on me

The one positive is that I enjoyed a walk of just over Half a marathon today, 13.96 miles consisting of mostly countryside 

Thanks for the heads up about strava, it's great 

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