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  • I am still LMOD-ing here (or LM+ these days), and loving it. Most weekdays I do something. In July last year, I bought myself a spin bike too, so now I head out to my garage a few days a week for that - the rest of the workouts are just in my living room. It makes me laugh - back when I went to a physical gym, I just could…
  • Hang in there! I had a big bump on the scale last week...that came first, and then I spent the weekend in bed with a migraine and body aches! Weird, but I am assuming I had some inflammation happening as part of being unwell. Now (a week later) I am nearly back to where I was on the scale, and when I look back over a…
  • My fitness watch tells me my VO2 max is now "excellent" I don't think it's the ultimate fitness device or necessarily super-accurate, but my fitness has improved, and it was nice to have some kind of evidence of it.
  • Going forward, I may work from home a little more often (especially with fuel prices going crazy currently). I will definitely keep working out at home - I was surprised how much I love it. I will keep doing click and collect for my groceries (or sometimes delivery like this week as we are isolating with DD testing…
  • I am not big on strict calorie counting - I check into MFP regularly, but more as a way to keep my focus than to actually track everything. I go by the idea that my body tracks everything far more accurately than I ever will, and it's doesn't mis-judge quantities or forget or have cheat days. I know that if I am not losing…
  • So we're a bit behind a lot of the world here in New Zealand, with Omicron surging now. Yesterday we ticked over 100,000 cases since the pandemic began, with more than 80% of those being currently active cases. The latest modelling I heard suggested we'll be looking at peaking around mid March. I've been working at home…
  • Well, community transmission of Omicron in New Zealand has begun... Watch this space. We have a pretty good rate of vaccination, but 5-11 yr olds have only just recently started, and a large chunk are still to get their boosters. From tonight we are stepping up to red in our traffic light system with more mask use, vaccine…
  • I do think it's very important, but all so interrelated. When I was mentally feeling my worst, I was eating for convenience because I had no energy to cook or plan anything. If I managed to do some exercise, I ended up feeling exhausted and even more depressed. I was sleeping badly and my anxiety levels were high. I was…
  • I don't exactly know what the difference was, but last January (not New Year's, but late Jan) I just got sick of everyone's else's needs being more of a priority than mine, and decided to put me first for a change. Actually, given the timing, it was probably the long school holidays and time with family - kids who were big…
  • My NSV is calf muscles. Actual visible muscle contours! When I broke my leg a few years ago, I remember being fascinated/horrified by the empty flap of skin that was my calf after the cast came off. It's quite unbelievable to me that I now have visible muscle there (they were not muscular before either). I may have not…
  • A 40min spin bike session in my garage this morning. I was a bit sore at the start of the week, so been doing lower intensity workouts for a few days, but felt full of energy today.
  • Hello from another member in NZ! I have chronic migraines, though it's mostly well-managed at the moment, which has really helped in me being able to get more focused on my health and fitness. I also had an injury a few years ago (bad ankle break) that threw me off course, and I really never thought I would be particularly…
  • MIL came round for dinner during the weekend, and said she really noticed that I lost weight since the latest lockdown...in actual fact, I have hovered around the same 3lb range for the last few months, but I have been exercising regularly, so must have had some recomp going on.
  • I haven't even weighed myself this week! 😳 I think I have also found my maintenance level, so kinda just going with that for now. We are in a tight lockdown at the moment too, so I am a bit out of my usual routine and just am going with the flow and with the family eating patterns in the absence of all the external…
  • I do my grocery shopping using a click and collect service, and when you go to checkout, it comes up with a "have you forgotten" list of commonly purchased items. I have noticed my "have you forgotten" list has evolved from a range of crackers, snacks, treats etc to more whole foods and pantry basics (fruit, vege, oats,…
  • Cheekbones! Who knew they were hiding under there?!
  • A community case has been identified in New Zealand, so last night we entered a 3-7 day level 4 lockdown (7 days in the areas that person had been, 3 days for the rest of us....at this stage). Since then, 6 contacts have tested positive. Currently I am at home with the family - no in-person work or school. We basically are…
  • I have had a look, and there isn't a place I can get a scan particularly close to me, and it's a bit pricey for me at the moment...but I may decide it's worth it at some stage! I am pretty much right on the upper end of healthy bmi too. I am pretty sure I would have had some muscle gains and fat loss over the last few…
  • Highest weight 165lb Group start weight (Feb 6th 2021) 143.3lb GW 125lb Last weigh-in 142.0 This week 142.0 No change this week - well, a few ups and downs, but not much. Doing a lot better with tracking again, so if no progress in a couple of weeks, I will reduce my target slightly. But still feeling good about my other…
  • Wow, well done. ☺️🏊 Our local swim club does a sea swim event each year, and every year I am amazed at all the people taking part. My DD takes part in the youth "relay" - there are about 4 per boat, and they just take turns hopping in and swimming as much as they can, then all hop in at the end for the last bit up to the…
  • And I still haven't learned how to add a photo on my phone!! I can't insert it in the post or add it as an attachment - might have to resort to emailing it to myself and doing it on the computer! I didn't manage to stick with my challenge schedule over the weekend - went for a nice long walk one day, but just pottered…
  • Welcome, FitByFifty1970! We are a small, friendly group here, and I personally really appreciate the encouragement and support around building healthy long term habits with not so much focus on the weight loss which can be painfully slow at times...I am trying to tighten up my logging and move forward, but I also try and…
  • Still easing into the spin bike with a couple of sessions per week - having a lot of fun. Have I already mentioned I subscribe to Les Mills On Demand? (Online workout videos) Well, they have a couple of different types of spin classes, and I tried The Trip for the first time today...I can't believe how much I enjoyed it. I…
  • Highest weight 165lb Group start weight (Feb 6th 2021) 143.3lb GW 125lb Last weigh-in 140.6 This week 142.0 My weight went up quite a bit around last weekend (145). But tracking back down now. Maybe some is water due to different exercise now that I have the spin bike. If so, that could take a few weeks to settle (based in…
  • I had a slightly similar one - DH was folding some clothes and asked "is this *son's* or *daughter's*? It was mine!! Okay, it was a quite slim fitting tee that is probably just a tad on the small side still, but it's definitely mine! And there was another one he'd already put into the son's pile too.
  • Yum, thanks...and I think I even have all the ingredients! Will give it a whirl.
  • Highest weight 165lb Group start weight (Feb 6th 2021) 143.3lb GW 125lb Last weigh-in 141.0 This week 140.6 My weight has been up most of the last week, and just starting to drop back in the last couple of days - now back to where I was 2 weeks ago 🙄 Just chugging along here - kids back to school this week after 2 weeks…
  • I have been hovering around 141lb for a while now, so aiming to crack the elusive 140 and finally get into the 130s.
  • Just popping in here to share my excitement - I now have a lovely, shiny new spin bike! I ordered it just a couple of days ago, and it arrived this afternoon. AND I managed to wrangle it from by the front gate, around the house, down the driveway and into the garage on my own - it weighs almost the same as I do (well,…
  • I wore a sports bra that was too small 6 months ago. It's probably not really a great cut for me - now looks a little big in some parts, but feels fine and was very comfortable. I'm glad I can get some wear out of it anyway.
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