Fatbusting : Mooshlds Log



  • Well with the rugby season over I have decided to try and trim up a bit.

    I normally play prop and am currently tilting the scales at 103, I was 100 at the start of the season but always seem to put some on as it goes on not sure why. My main exercise of choice is running but I will be mixing it up with a bit of cycling as well and may even hit the gym as I work away from home a lot most hotels have decent ones for me to use.

    Run
    11k          64 mins

    pretty crap time but im working in bradford at the moment and it was over the moors so dirty great hills ohh and I stopped to see if a guy who had bellied his car was okay then ran off laughing at him.

    Any hints or tips for staying off the crap food when living in hotels would be greatly appreciated.



  • Ohh forgot

    situps    100

    in sets of 20 that did not feel good I can tell you



  • 26-4-06 100 situps rest day

    27-4-06 100 situps 10.5k run 57 minutes still finding this hill run pretty tough but at least the times are coming down want to crack into 8:30 miles so a wee way to go yet

    Weigh in day tomorrow will have a big post then hopefully after 1 week what sort of loss should I be looking at about 1kg I guess



  • 27-4-06 100 situps 50 leg raises
    28-4-06 100 situps and weigh in day

    Well I weighed in at 16 stone 1 which google tells me is a smidgon over 102kg so[color=red] 1 kg[/color] of fat busted in my first week. If I can keep this up I will be on course to hit my target of 95 in 7 weeks. Next week is going to be a toughy with being in Vegas and all with lots of work dinners and the like to go to. Have found a few runs to do though and will hit the rower and exercycle though as sugested.



  • [quote name='mooshld']
    27-4-06 100 situps 50 leg raises
    28-4-06 100 situps and weigh in day
    [/quote]

    Good job; welcome aboard.



  • Cheers MvJ
    28-04-06 Run 8.5k    45 mins
                    Situps 100

    Did have my first two pints since I started though, Guiness is lower alcohol so better fro you right???



  • Well Im back from vegas and it was a pretty succesful trip got a couple of runs in and kept the situps up unfortunatly the food at the conference was all rich and fattening (steak for lunch I mean seriously) so I have lost my fat buster status as I put 1kg back on and am now back at my starting weight of 103kg. Now that im back in the uk for a while though I will get back to it with 3 hill runs this week plus a shorter one on saturday going to hit the bike in the gym for 30 mins on my off days as well.

    Just a couple of pointers for anyone traveling there in the future. Nike Town at cesars palace do a 5 mile run on wednesdays the level is pretty average and you can stop at 3 miles if you want. Ohh and they provide water and healthy snacks afterwards and get this its free so if you find yourself there join in I say. Also Vegas hotels charge for you to use the gym, my hotel wanted 25 dollars a day. I went out for a run by myself instead, there are plenty of other runners and chatting to one I got a good route north of the strip.

    Hope you have all been busting well will check your logs when I get a chance.



  • Run
    09/05/06
    10.5k  56 minutes
    100 situps

    Im gutted with my time cause it felt like I was flying and heading for a sub 50 10k was filthy with myself when I got back and saw my time. My best ever 10k time is 52 minutes and im determined to break 50 this year I dont think this course is going to be the one to do it on though as I said previously it involves some massive hills



  • 9/05/06 100 situps



  • well done - but 35 bucks for the gym, FFS!!



  • [quote name='BartMan']
    well done - but 35 bucks for the gym, FFS!!
    [/quote]

    It was the MGM grand but its still unreasonable why bother putting a gym in if your going to make it so expensive no one will use it??

    10/05/06
    10.5k  61 minutes disasterous think the legs are getting a bit tired now
    100 situps

    Weigh in day tomorrow



  • Well I'm back, been dodging the forum since I was at the World Cup QF. Just needed a break from it all really.

    Anyway the big news is I'm back busting again!! I kept my running up and went and did the Brussels half marathon. It went pretty badly as I got a cold a few days before and limped in at 2 hours 20 with badly blistered feet from the heat it was 25 degrees I was not expecting that. So for the next few days I felt like rubbish had set a bad time, and my body was wrecked. Considering I had set my PB for 10k 6 months before (52 minutes cross country) I figured I was capable of doing it in under 2 hours. Apart from being full of the cold the only thing I could put my miserable performance down to was my weight. I had not really monitored it at all while I was training and I had gotten up to 108 kgs. Great for a prop not so good for a half marathon runner. So I decided to do some research on the best way to lose a bit. I dug around on the net and read a few articles and there is a lot of bullshit out there different fad diets and what not exercise plans, but most of the info was highly contradictory so I never knew what to believe. Then I found a website with a free pdf book on it written by the guy who founded the company that invented Auto cad (its a drafting program for those that don't know). Read the book and the guy is kinda like me highly scientific to his approach (quotes nasa studies and thermodynamics laws) and he successfully lost a load himself. To make a long story short I started using the tools he has provided with it (also free) to lose some weight. I started at 107.1 and am now at 97.8. The plan is to keep losing till I hit 90kg (should be around 20th of Feb) then I will stay with that till the end of Feb before dropping into the 80's not sure how much to lose the BMI scale says my ideal is about 75. But I still want to be able to play rugby and am probably to old to learn a new position. So any rough ideas here would be helpful, I am 178cm tall if that helps.

    Exercise has taken a bit of a back seat while I work away I am trying to do 30 pressups 30 situps and 30 knee lifts a day. Am playing on Saturdays but that is it at the moment. I will address that issue more when I hit my target I think.

    Anyway the webtools provide a cool graph so here is mine for the last couple of months I will be back more regularly now with updates. Great to see some big lads shedding it. Basically the red line is my exponentially smoothed rolling average. Stock brokers use the same technique to eliminate the noise (fluctuation) in a shares price. This plan uses it to give you your weight loss trend.

    If anyone is interested I am happy to send them links to the info I am using. Even if you don't like the plan you could use the webtool to monitor your weight, handy if you travel a lot for work like me.



  • Landmark day have officially busted 10kg it has taken 2 months exactly and I am the lightest I have been since I was 19 years old, 97.1kg!

    7.1 kg's to first milestone and re-assessment of target goal weight, looking more and more likely to be in the mid to low 80s though!

    Its strange to think 2 months ago I was carrying the equivalent weight of 20 blocks of butter with me wherever I went.

    Next stop is 95kg my playing weight at 18, from there its uncharted territory, as thats the first time I weighed myself at my full height.



  • [quote name='mooshld']
    Landmark day have officially busted 10kg it has taken 2 months exactly and I am the lightest I have been since I was 19 years old, 97.1kg!

    7.1 kg's to first milestone and re-assessment of target goal weight, looking more and more likely to be in the mid to low 80s though!

    Its strange to think 2 months ago I was carrying the equivalent weight of 20 blocks of butter with me wherever I went.

    Next stop is 95kg my playing weight at 18, from there its uncharted territory, as thats the first time I weighed myself at my full height.
    [/quote]

    You still going to play prop or have you stopped playing mate?



  • [quote name='Fullermorg']
    [quote name='mooshld']
    Landmark day have officially busted 10kg it has taken 2 months exactly and I am the lightest I have been since I was 19 years old, 97.1kg!

    7.1 kg's to first milestone and re-assessment of target goal weight, looking more and more likely to be in the mid to low 80s though!

    Its strange to think 2 months ago I was carrying the equivalent weight of 20 blocks of butter with me wherever I went.

    Next stop is 95kg my playing weight at 18, from there its uncharted territory, as thats the first time I weighed myself at my full height.
    [/quote]

    You still going to play prop or have you stopped playing mate?
    [/quote]

    I have been starting at hooker but had to move to tight head during the last few games when someone got injured, I am still holding my own, at scrum time in both positions. But doubt that will be the case when I get under 90kgs, or against some of the bigger teams in the league. We only have 8 or so league games left this year after getting knocked out of the national vase last weekend. So the question really is where to play next year, I will be 30 then and if I decide to stabilse at 80kg's (which is looking more and more likely) then I don't want to put my body through another 25 games in the engine room. So at the moment I think my options are back row, as I read the game well, but I may be a bit slow since a broken leg a few years back, or half back as I have always had good hands and can comfortably pass both ways, only problems with that would be developing a kicking game and convincing the coach I'm an option there, and the shame of joining the blouses.



  • Weekly update,

    Well its been tough this week the hotel I have been in has the nearest supermarket over a mile away so I have been plodding down there and back in the rain all week. Last night I decided to hit an exhibition at the museum instead (Busting mind fat as well as body) and by the time I got back I could'nt be arsed going to the supermarket, so ordered a steak for room service but with no sauce and a salad instead of chips I dont think it did too much damage. We shall see next week I suppose. Big game this weekend our local rivals, I have been picked to play hooker again. Weight now at 96.2 kg total busted = 10.9kg



  • Good weekend of busting stuck to the diet perfectly, no rugby though as the derby area has been hammered by the rain and the pitches are all water logged.

    Have less then a month to go now till I should hit 90kg's and will take my break for some re-assessment of my goal weight, will be doing it in France on holiday which helps, plan is to increase calories for duration of holiday then drop it back down again when I get back. I have a work trip to the states coming up in may and the goal is to replace a lot of my clothes when there as its cheap and I am currently shrinking out of nearly everything I own. So by the start of May I need to get to my final target weight.



  • Breaking news

    have broken 95 on my avg weight today am at 94.9 the lowest I have ever weighed at my full height. Have set the bar at 80kg now so 14.9 to go.



  • Excellent work. The under 85kgs grade can always use more front rowers...  :happy:



  • are you losing muscle as well as fat?  to aim for 80 from 106 - 26 kilos of fat must mean you were a pretty out of condition... (says them bloke who went from 120 to 96...)



  • [quote name='BartMan']
    are you losing muscle as well as fat?  to aim for 80 from 106 - 26 kilos of fat must mean you were a pretty out of condition... (says them bloke who went from 120 to 96...)

    [/quote]

    Hard to say, I dont really have a measure for it. I have not really felt any ill effects with my fitness since I started the diet, but I dont hit the gym so I just base that on rugby and running. I was fit enough to do a half marathon and could happily run 10k in under an hour. So probably not completly out of condition but I am a determined bugger and would not stop even when I had blisters tearing open under my feet. The plan will be to get to 80kg then maybe build a bit of muscle on again then diet again to trim the body fat. I have read an article in a physiology journal that was basically saying losing weight and building muscle at the same time are difficult to do as your body only really does one mode at a time.

    Would be interested to hear how others have done with this.

    Was not often noted as being a fat bastard had a gut and big thighs so that probably hid it a lot.

    mooshld



  • Weight still dropping in a nice pattern down to 93.9kg's now on track to make my first goal 90 by the 20th of Feb.

    Really pushed myself this weekend in the game to see how the fitness was looking, after Barts comments, feel a little faster then I used to be, not sure about strength need a better way to test that. Came through the game fine, spent a lot more time in the loose making tackles (As a hooker should I guess). So thus far fitness not suffering from diet, strength undecided!

    Mooshld



  • Week ended at 93.5kg average weight and weighed 91.2 this morning. Playing in a social match this weekend for a mates birthday so that should keep the fitness ticking over. Last month I lost 6kg, a bit much to be honest but I had a stomach bug for a few days so putting it down to that.



  • Weekly update has me weighing in at an avg of 91.9 KG this week. My daily weights have all been around 90.8-90.6 so doesn't feel like I have lost much but the average is still coming down. Packing the gym gear next week to kick start a bit of light weights, want to get a bit of tone in the old abs and chest so any suggestions welcome. I will probably hit the pool as well for a bit of a paddle.

    Spent last weekend in Edinburgh caught up with mates who have not seen me since I started busting, most of them couldn't get past how much I have lost and they all asked if I was still playing in the front row. I waved it off as the misses not looking after me (which she didn't like). Was too embarrassed to tell the boys I was on a diet, don't know why! Just not a manly thing to do in my head I guess! Felt a bit of a dick afterwards should have just said yeah I'm on a diet. Think it must be a bit of kiwi tall poppy syndrome, don't want to stand out.



  • Pretty busy weekend had a big 84-0 win over the bottom of the league team, they were not up to much but it was good to convert nearly every chance we got. Challenging for promotion now so the coach is chuffed.

    Here is my chart for the last quarter doing well with consistent loses am now at an avg weight of 91.4 and weighed in at 90.1 for the last 3 days I seem poised to break into the 80s any day now.



  • In the 80's now (89.2) the end is insight just 2 months to go. Avg is 91.0 Total busted so far 16.1 kilos time taken 2 months and 29 days.



  • Hey mate.  Awesome work.  Just wondering if you had noticed a decrease in muscle/strength?  I lost 12 kgs in 12 weeks doing Body for Life a few years back and was horrified to find I had burned off 6 kgs of muscle.  Anyway keep up the good work, i need to take a leaf out of your book.



  • [quote name='Red Beard']
    Hey mate.  Awesome work.  Just wondering if you had noticed a decrease in muscle/strength?  I lost 12 kgs in 12 weeks doing Body for Life a few years back and was horrified to find I had burned off 6 kgs of muscle.  Anyway keep up the good work, i need to take a leaf out of your book.
    [/quote]

    I would love to know If I had but I have no idea how to figure that out. I am still playing rugby and the coach gave me a 9 for my last two games so I am still playing well, I am also running a bit so, its not like I do nothing but eat a small amount.

    How exactly did you guys measure your amount of muscle? One of those body composition thingys? I hear they are wildly inaccurate, or just in the gym by what you chuck around. I don't do the gym I find it boring.

    I figure I will get to 80 kgs then run more and get nice and lean. If I put on some more weight doing that I will just cut back for another month and trim the fat, rinse and repeat until I am happy with the way I look.

    I have gotten so used to only eating 1300 calories a day (and so good at making the quantity big even if the calories are low) that I don't know how I will cope when I have to go back up to 2600 which is what I will need to stabilise. Sad ehh!



  • Well today is the 20th and I am at 90.0kg exactly hit my goal, and am stoked It has taken me a shade over 3 months to get here. I am now on holiday for a week and when I get back I will start looking at sorting out the last 10kg.

    Thanks to the guys in here for their support. I should have taken a before and after picture to show you guys but didn't will see if I can dredge something up when I get back.

    so the stats

    Total weight lost 17.1 kilograms (2 stone 8 and a half for those in the old world) 16% of my starting weight
    Time taken 3 months and 6 days
    Lost 4 inches on my waist from a size 40 to a size 36 ( I still hold my jeans up in front of me and think my arse is not going to fit into those but some how it does even when they are straight out of the drier!)
    BMI went from 33.8 to 28.4



  • Well holiday over as is the break from the diet, France was great so much awesome food, but I never went crazy and never went hungry. I honestly thought the wine would be my downfall but it has not appeared to be so. While on holiday I still lost (400 grams) and now have my weight down to 88.3 kilos. Working my arse off now to my final goal of 80kg. I have slightly modified the diet and am now eating 1500 calories a day (up from 1300) and am increasing my exercise, expecting to do 2, 10km runs a week with a shorter 5 or a gym session (depending on the hotel I am in for work). Then playing on Saturdays. This should get me to my target weight by allowing me to burn at a slightly higher rate. Will post the graph and stats at the end of the week, but it is still ramping up at the moment so dosent look to flash.



  • Not posted for a while but fear not still busting here in blighty! I have had a few work trips in the last few weeks last was to Pittsburgh, now I like the yanks as a rule they are friendly and polite. But they are damn fat, the average person there must be over 100kg now (that's just the woman), personally I am not surprised, it was harder then hell to get any low calorie food. There were no small supermarkets in town and everything comes with either cheese or bacon (or both). I struggled to keep to 1500 calories just guesstimating at foods. Which probably explains how I ended up being 107 kg's. Anyway I am back now and have dropped the calorie intake to 1300 to compensate for a few slow weeks. Ran a 6 miler and 3, 4 miler's over the last week. Playing tomorrow as well. I have posted my latest chart so you can see I have the graph going down again after my American blip.

    Still looking for any suggestions for what position an old prop can play next year now that he is under 85kg's and basically getting smashed every weekend at the coal face by much bigger guys. I am thinking, to light for the back row now.

    The stats
    Weight 85.6kg (avg) 84 (last weigh in)
    total busted 21.5 kg

    Final goal 80kg avg by May the 5th, then the build muscle phase will begin.



  • Impressed with your dedication, but that calorie intake is really low. Nicole Ritchie really low.



  • [quote name='Kirwan']
    Impressed with your dedication, but that calorie intake is really low. Nicole Ritchie really low.
    [/quote]

    Its exactly half what I need to sustain a weight with the level of activity I do, yeah it is low but I have gotten used to it over the last few months. After the first few weeks you don't notice it any more the only reminder is the honking breath from the fat burning that is taking place! Needless to say the misses will be happy when this is all over.



  • This weeks stats
    Weight 84.6kg (avg) 83 (last weigh in)
    total busted 22.5 kg

    Final goal 80kg avg by May the 5th (current calculations say I will hit this on the 2nd of may if I keep to my current program.

    Have done four runs of 3 miles this week doing them at 6am before work so I can kick start the old body into burning. Times have been respectable avg is under 30 mins.



  • This weeks stats
    Weight 82.7kg (avg)  81.3kg(last weigh in)
    total busted  24.4kg

    Have done four runs of 3 miles this week and one at 6 miles.

    Still eating 1300 calories a day.



  • This weeks stats
    Weight 81.6kg (avg)  80.5kg(last weigh in)
    total busted  25.5kg

    Have done four runs of 3 miles this week and one at 4 and half miles all about 8 and a half minute mile pace, plus I will be playing in the last game of the season tomorrow.

    Finish line is now in site (As are my abdominal muscles) I went past both the 4 stone and 25kg markers this week. But it appears I don't have quite enough time left to make 80kg before the 3rd. Still will be the week after I guess. A little disappointed about this, but what's a week when you have been busting for 5 and a half months.



  • This weeks stats
    Weight 80.6kg (avg)  78.7kg(last weigh in)
    total busted  26.5kg

    All going to plan will be 80.2 on the 5th, so just missed my goal by the thinnest of margins still, not to worry. I only wanted to make it so that I could buy some new clothes that fit while I am in the states for work.

    Fear not however this is not the end, I will now endeavour to slowly raise my calorie intake to 2600, which is my calculated daily burn rate. Then I want to try and hit the weights and change my muscle to fat ratio. So will probably buy one of those electo monitor thingys and try and get my body fat percentage down. So stay tuned for more updates.



  • This weeks stats
    Weight 78.9kg (avg)  78.3kg(last weigh in)
    total busted  28.2kg (4 stone 5 and a half pounds)
    (final weight report as the busting is now over)

    Well I am and well and truly through the 80kg mark. I have raised my calorie intake and it seems like everything is starting to stabilise now. It will probably annoy all the people still busting but I am struggling to eat my 2600 a day and am wolfing down crap to get me over the line most nights, have a plan to replace the crap with smoothies. I have bought a nike plus wrist band thing measures all your runs and records them on the nike website, has loads of cool challenges and goal setting options. Not 100% accurate but a bit of fun anyway. Anyway my running times have been coming down have set a couple of PB's 10k of 48 mins and 5k of 23:47 Not amazing times but on hilly courses so I am proud of them, doing about 40k a week at the moment.



  • Well it has been almost 5 months since I stopped busting and stabilised myself. After a bit of up and down I am now a stable 78.5kg (12 stone 5) and have a BMI of 24.8

    The plan has worked really well and I still weigh myself every day so I can see how my trend is going, have had a couple of bad weeks but now that I can identify them. I have backed them up with a couple of good weeks and got things back on track. Am back playing rugby but in the back row instead of the front. Did a lot of work on my running after losing the weight and have some good PB's now

    5k 20:23
    10k 43:43
    10M 79:00

    The plan to bulk up a bit more muscle then trim a bit more fat is just not happened but may be something for the future, as I am happy enough at the moment.

    I have attached my chart for the last 6 months the grey line is my daily weights you can see they vary quite a lot, the red is my average it for the most part has been pretty stable.[attachment=0:rdiexk2a]HackDiet.png[/attachment:rdiexk2a]



  • Just back from NZ took the trusty scales with me and watched the weight slowly creep up as a stuffed as much reduced cream dip into my mouth as humanly possible. Up a kilo after 3 weeks (most of it really came from the last 3 days in the US I suspect) Am taming the weight gain this week at any rate so expect irritable posts. Did a lot of running in NZ which was great as rugby had really affected my speed over the last few months, so was nice to address that. Did a 5km race in 19:02 a PB and to be honest a better time then I could have ever imagined doing. Also ran up Rapaki track to the summit road in Christchurch a couple of times during the trip a run that has always beaten me thus far.

    Was great to head home and see mum who had not seen me since I lost the weight. She has also started busting and has lost more then me using the same method. Well she is 55 and to help with the busting she has also taken up running (she did the 5k in 36 mins, not to shabby for an old girl) Well I have challenged her to do a half marathon, and in return I will do a full. So this is set to become my training log, I cant promise I will put in as detailed reviews as Hooroo did but will do my best.

    So watch this space.


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