Hubris



  • After years of boasting that I was different to everyone else, that my metabolism permitted me to eat any and every thing, it dawned on me that my pants were much tighter than they used to be and I caught a very unflattering reflection in the mirror - I knew I'd put on some weight, but this wasn't something I could continue to ignore.
     
    So after the merriment of the overindulgence season I decided to collect some data:
    Weight 95.1kg - Hmm alarm bells. I used to play at that weight and that was when I actually went to the gym and ran every day.
    Chest: 102.5 cm
    Waist: 99 cm
     
    That highlighted the problem. It used to be a 82 cm waist. That's not going to happen again, but there's no reason it can't be >90 cm. So I'm changing my diet and will use this as a log of progress.



  • How tall are ya? Just trying to guage if that's hugely overweight or not.



  • I'm only 5ft 10.5 and was 97kg last night, but my measurements are quite different to Antipodean, most measures say I am 15kg+ over weight, aside from a a bit too much round the waist, I am not far off where I'd like to be, so height vs weight are mor eoften irrelevant



  • 178 cm or 5'10" in ye olde medieval measure which clinically puts my BMI at 30, not that I give two shits about BMI as I haven't been in the "healthy range" since I was running 3 x 3 min ks.



  • Welcome to the hub...



  • Yep BMI is ridiculously outdated. I'd need to be 6 foot 6 or 7 to be supposedly 'healthy'



  • Yep BMI is ridiculously outdated. I'd need to be 6 foot 6 or 7 to be supposedly 'healthy'

    or lose some weight  😉



  • or lose some weight  😉

    🙂 "Outrageous! I'd need to be 12 feet tall to be a healthy BM... ... Oh..."



  • I have over the last 7 mths lost 20 kgs. I have only just dropped out of the obese range of bmi and while I still need / want to lose more to get down to the very top of the normal range I need to lose another 15 kg. Which will make me lighter than I was at 18. When I was a skinny fuck. I've already lost 26 cms off my waist. I 'll happily lose another 10 k and remain overweight



  • Shows you how wrong BMI is!
    I have a mate who are around 6% body fat is still clinically obese by BMI.



  • Bloody Mad Index - I'm a shade under 6'1" and yet 65kg is considered within the healthy range. At the weight I'd be either anorexic or a Tour de France cyclist!



  • Just checked mine for laughs and came out at 24.5 is the top range of normal but very close to being overweight and there is no way in the world I'm overweight!!!



  • Yeah I'm still obese; more salad less everything else!



  • Yeah I'm still obese; more salad less everything else!

    Truth hurts bro 🙂
    I'm 28.2.....



  • I'm 28.6 at 98 KG.
     
    I'd like to be 93 KG at some point this year but still would be an "overweight" 27.2. In the past I've had pretty well defined Abs at that weight but I'm older now.  I'll have to find out if that is still the case.  If so, I'll be OK with being "overweight"!
     
    This time last year I was 30.9 BMI at 105.7 KG.  That was fat.



  • Right first week up. Gentle introduction and by that I mean I've stopped eating two burgers for lunch every day and I actually went to the gym, which was full of resolutions...
     
    Weight dropped by a miserable 0.6kg and waist decreased by two centimetres.
     
    Weight 94.4kg
    Waist: 97 cm



  • The good news is I still have the body of a professional rugby player...

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  • The good news is I still have the body of a professional rugby player...

    Teams used to do laps around Andy Goode for training....imagine him and Thomas Waldrom playing at the same time not to mention a couple of the props who appeared during the WC.



  • Can't believe I missed his Christmas fitness video - pie fit.



  • Can't believe I missed his Christmas fitness video - pie fit.

    "Pie Fit" would be a best seller if it was actually achievable 🙂



  • I dunno, Mr Goode is a fine figure of a man and an elite athlete to boot.



  • Oh shit I'm rocking at 36.2 on the BMI - even if I drop 10kg I'd still be a 32 and in the obese range. High 90's is my target weight and even then I'd still be way past my recommended target of 77kg. I haven't weighed less that 80kg since 5th form!!
     
    did someone mention pies!!?



  • but aren't you like 5 ft wide and tall 😉
     
    Yeah mine is 32.



  • Did you just call me a chode!! ha ha I prefer the more pc term of brickshithouse  :whistle:



  • I'm such a delicate waif compared to you funts.
    Paeks having met you you're a solid unit but hardly fat. Pretty sure we're not gonna be removing the walls of your house just to get you out anytime soon.



  • Have added a wee belly but yeah nah I'm just big boned aw!! 
     
    I recently yarned to an old school mate who is a (cough, roids) bodybuilder. He is typically around 140-150kg and is probably 6'1 or 6'2. I can't imagine lugging that much mass around, that Mite10 Mega guy used to be 170kg!! Wonder if they miss being able to wipe their own asses??



  • Have added a wee belly but yeah nah I'm just big boned aw!! 
     
    I recently yarned to an old school mate who is a (cough, roids) bodybuilder. He is typically around 140-150kg and is probably 6'1 or 6'2. I can't imagine lugging that much mass around, that Mite10 Mega guy used to be 170kg!! Wonder if they miss being able to wipe their own asses??

    Levi is about 200 kg, I met him at some radio promo we did. Really nice bloke, my oldest son was terrified of him haha.



  • Levi is about 200 kg, I met him at some radio promo we did. Really nice bloke, my oldest son was terrified of him haha.

    Fark, that is super beefcake. He seems like a really nice guy but I wouldn't like to see him hungry!



  • "I am on a see food diet. When I see food, then I eat it", Vaoga said.
     
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/74320630/Mitre-10-ends-Mr-Mega-without-even-a-goodbye-Vaoga
     
    DietBreakfast
    Bowl of porridge mixed with raisins,
    two bananas and hot water.
    4 pieces of toast.
    15 eggs - boiled.Snack
    Protein shake with two bananasLunch
    1/2 kg chicken breast
    1/2 kg steamed kumara
    300gms of broccoliDinner
    1/2 kg chicken breast
    1/2 kg steamed kumara
    300gms of broccoliSnack
    15 eggs - boiled.or Protein shake with fruit



  • I had four poached eggs on toast for brekky today and most would consider that a lot!



  • Oath, that is a LOT of kai. I've watched a few strongman and elite BB videos about diets and that is right up there. There's only so many ways to make a kg of chicken look good with next to no oil or flavouring! Must take the pleasure of eating out of the equation.



  • How the fuck any human being eats that many eggs in a day let alone one sitting is beyond me.



  • Got a mate who's on a dozen a day but wow not that many.
    I usually have 5 for brekky but no toast. Sometimes make an omelette which has 6 to 8 eggs in it



  • Have to admit that I do scrambled eggs for two with about 6-7 eggs. But that many hardboiled... maybe not



  • How the fuck any human being eats that many eggs in a day let alone one sitting is beyond me.

    If I ate that many I would live in fear of a methane related gas explosion destroying the house



  • I only ever eat my eggs poached or occasionally fried. I've never liked hard boiled or scrambled.



  • Scrambled or omelette all the way for me. Although aren't we supposed to only eat the whites? Yolk has all the flavour as far as I'm concerned plus it seems a waste to throw it out, so I'll just have to put being a finely honed athlete on hold for now.



  • I love scrambled, omelette or poached (I do fry them when I put one in a burger) one of our chickens supplies a double-yolker once a week, so it'd be rude to waste her efforts.



  • I got some farm fresh eggs from the good old rapa over the weekend. You can sure taste the difference, I'll never get those cheap nasty ones again, the fuckers fall to bits when ya poach them!



  • Scrambled or omelette all the way for me. Although aren't we supposed to only eat the whites? Yolk has all the flavour as far as I'm concerned plus it seems a waste to throw it out, so I'll just have to put being a finely honed athlete on hold for now.
    There's been concern over the years re eggs (specifically the yolk) being linked to high cholesterol but studies have actually shown that regularly eating eggs can actually lower your low density lipids (ie "bad" cholesterol) and raises high density lipids.
    Sure you are getting fats from the yolk so if want to avoid fats you could just go egg whites but for mere mortals like us, I wouldn't be too worried. Before cutting yolks (which actually have great nutritional value) you are better to eliminate all other more fatty foods ie anything fried.
    Some copy and paste re nutrional value of yolks...
    They contain 100% of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K as well as all the carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin found in an egg. They also contain more than 90% of the calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, folate, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. Compared to the yolk, the white doesn’t bring much to the table in terms of nutrients. An egg white contains more protein than the yolk, but it’s only because the yolk is smaller.


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